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D'OYLEY, William (fl 1876)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/232

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: D'OYLEY, William (fl 1876)

Date(s): 1641-1880

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 54 production units.

Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

William D'Oyley was a surveyor from Loughton, Essex. He was appointed as the first Superintendent of Epping Forest in 1876 (to oversee the forest lands which the City of London Corporation had begun to acquire in anticipation of the Epping Forest Act 1878). He was succeeded as Superintendent by Alexander McKenzie in 1878.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of maps, plans and documents relating to Epping Forest and district. The manuscript list, to which the numbers on the maps refer, is inserted in Ms 1371. The collection includes items which relate to the manors of Chigwell (Ms 1367-8, 1394); Loughton (Ms 1375-6, 1404-5); Sewardstone (Ms 1410); and Walthamstow (Ms 1369, 1372, 1378). See also Ms 1649/15 for extracts from Loughton court rolls (1570-1867), compiled ca. 1871-5; and Ms 1660 for and an account of waste inclosed in the Manor of Loughton (1841-72), compiled ca. 1872.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Documents listed in no particular order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased by the Epping Forest Committee from Mr William D'Oyley of Loughton, the first superintendent of Epping Forest under the Corporation, and presented to Guildhall Library by them. The collection was catalogued by members of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.


Related material:

For papers relating to Epping Forest see CLA/077.

DESCRIPTION NOTES 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: August to October 2010.

Forest conservation | Nature conservation | Natural heritage
Forest management | Forestry
Forest officers | Legal profession personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Forests | Forestry
Manorial land | Land tenure | Land economics | Agricultural economics
Maps | Visual materials
Plans | Visual materials

Personal names
D'Oyley | William | fl 1876-1878 | Superintendent of Epping Forest

Corporate names

Epping Forest | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe