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WATSON, Charles (fl 1815)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0455

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: WATSON, Charles (fl 1815)

Date(s): 1815-1889

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.15 linear metres (28 documents).

Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Goldsmith's Company held estates in East Acton which they acquired in 1682. The estate comprised a house, farmhouses, cottages, and several acres of land. The Company leased out the house, as evidenced by document ACC/0455/001, a lease from the company to Charles Watson. In the twentieth century the Company sold off most of the land and demolished the house.

From: 'Acton: Manors and other estates', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden (1982), pp. 16-23 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to property ownership, including lease of the Goldsmith's estates in East Acton and leases of premises in Chiswick, Enfield, Heston, Highgate, Sunbury, and Kilburn. Also marriage settlements and lease and release of plantations in Antigua and St Christopher's [St Kitts] with lists of slaves.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

ACC/0455/001 to ACC/0455/028.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in April 1952.



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.

Leases (documents) | Title deeds | Deeds | Documents | Information sources
Plantation workers | Agricultural personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Plantations | Agricultural land
Property owners | People by roles | People
Property ownership | Civil law | Legal systems | Law
Property transfer | Property
Releases (documents) | Title deeds | Deeds | Documents | Information sources
Right to property | Civil and political rights | Human rights
Slaves | People by roles | People
Property law x Right to property

Personal names

Corporate names

Acton | Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Antigua and Barbuda | Caribbean
Chiswick | Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Enfield (district) | Enfield | Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Heston | Hounslow | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Highgate | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Kilburn | City of Westminster | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Saint Christopher and Nevis | Caribbean
Sunbury | Surrey | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe