Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1359
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: TOWER HAMLETS LIBERTY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Wellesley | Arthur | 1769-1852 | 1st Duke of Wellington | Field Marshal and statesman x Wellington | 1st Duke of
Tower Hamlets consisted of certain parishes, hamlets and liberties which were outside the jurisdiction of the City of London, but within the liberties of the Tower of London and its Constable or Lieutenant, and included Hackney, Norton Folgate, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Whitechapel, East Smithfield, St. Katherine's, Wapping, Ratcliffe, Shadwell, Limehouse, Poplar, Blackwall, Bromley, Old Ford, Mile End, and Bethnal Green.
The Duke of Wellington was Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets and Constable of the Tower from 1826 to 1852. James Whiskin was made a J.P. for Middlesex, 16 Nov 1835, at which time he was living in Ashby Street, Clerkenwell and owned property in Conington, Cambridgeshire by which he qualified. He later lived in St Mary's Road, Canonbury Park, Islington. Nothing further is known about him.
Scope and content/abstract:
Appointment of James Whiskin to be one of the Deputy Lieutenants of the Tower Hamlets and Liberties thereof, by Arthur, Duke of Wellington, Lord Lieutenant of the same and Constable of the Tower.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
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Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited in December 1976.
See also ACC/1067/1, a commission issued by the Deputy Lieutenants for the Tower Hamlets concerning the militia, 1824. Also O/032 for Tower Hamlets Militia.
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: June to August 2010.