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London Metropolitan Archives



Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0058

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: THURLAND, John

Date(s): 1496-1629

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.07 linear metres.

Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

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.

A bargain and sale was an early form of conveyance often used by executors to convey land. The bargainee, or person to whom the land was bargained and sold, took possession, often referred to as becoming 'seised' of the land.

Source: British Records Association Guidelines 3: How to interpret deeds (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records collected by John Thurland, including court rolls for the manors of Isleworth Syon, Twickenham and Hampton Court; memorandum from Christ's Hospital; indentures of fine; bargain and sale and bond.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The original order of the records has been maintained.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in December 1936.



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: January to May 2011.

Court rolls | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources
Manorial courts | Courts | Administration of justice
Manorial records | Documents | Information sources
Property owners | People by roles | People
Property ownership | Civil law | Legal systems | Law
Property transfer | Property
Right to property | Civil and political rights | Human rights
Property law x Right to property

Personal names

Corporate names
Christs Hospital x The Royal Hospitals | Corporation of London x Bethlem Royal Hospital x Bridewell x St Thomas' Hospital x St Bartholomews Hospital
Manor of Hampton Court
Manor of Isleworth Syon | Corporation of London
Manor of Twickenham

Hampton | Richmond upon Thames | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Isleworth | Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Twickenham | Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe