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BARRE AND MORTON [SOLICITORS]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0286
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BARRE AND MORTON [SOLICITORS]
Date(s): 1598-1786
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Barre and Morton | solicitors

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

'Feoffment' was an early form of conveyance involving a simple transfer of freehold land by deed followed by a ceremony called livery of seisin.

An 'indenture' was a deed or agreement between two or more parties. Two or more copies were written out, usually on one piece of parchment or paper, and then cut in a jagged or curvy line, so that when brought together again at any time, the two edges exactly matched and showed that they were parts of one and the same original document. A 'right hand indenture' is therefore the copy of the document which was on the right hand side when the parchment was cut in two.

A 'fine' was a fee, separate from the rent, paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, or a sum of money paid for the granting of a lease or for admission to a copyhold tenement.

From the British Records Association "Guidelines 3 - Interpreting Deeds: How To Interpret Deeds - A Simple Guide And Glossary".

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, including fines (right hand indenture) and feoffments (livery of seisin endorsed) for lands at Upper Halliford, Sunbury, 1598-1630; papers relating to members of the Piper family of Sunbury and their property at Upper Halliford, Sunbury, 1702-1749; papers relating to members of the Dench family and their property at Upper Halliford, Sunbury, 1751-1776; papers relating to members of the Harris family of Sunbury, 1777-1786.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and Latin

System of arrangement:

27 documents arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1948 (ACC/0286).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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