Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0139
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: DIXON FAMILY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Various.
Common Recovery was a process by which land was transferred from one owner to another. It was a piece of legal fiction involving the party transferring the land, a notional tenant and the party acquiring the land; the tenant was ejected to effect the transfer. An exemplification was a formal copy of a court record issued with the court's seal.
A marriage settlement was a legal agreement drawn up before a marriage by the two parties, setting out terms with respect to rights of property and succession.
Source: British Records Association Guidelines 3: How to interpret deeds (available online).
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Dixon family, including exemplification of a common recovery for premises in Kensington Square; and marriage settlement relating to premises at Winchmore Hill.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Documents arranged in chronological order.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
The exact date of deposit of these records is not known, but it was most likely 1939-40.
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: January to May 2011.