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KELK, Sir John (fl 1857)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0502

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: KELK, Sir John (fl 1857)

Date(s): 1728-1863

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.6 linear metres.

Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

Bentley Priory was a freehold estate in Harrow. It was originally owned by an Augustinian house but passed into private hands when the priory was dissolved in 1536. In 1788 the estate was sold to John James Hamilton, the Marquess of Abercorn, who died in 1818. In 1857 the estate was sold to builder and railway engineer Sir John Kelk who sold it in 1882.

Aylwards was a tenement of Great Stanmore Manor which later passed into private hands and thence into the ownership of the Marquess of Abercorn.

Source of information: 'Harrow, including Pinner : Manors', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4: Harmondsworth, Hayes, Norwood with Southall, Hillingdon with Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Perivale, Ruislip, Edgware, Harrow with Pinner (1971), pp. 203-211 and 'Great Stanmore: Economic history', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 5: Hendon, Kingsbury, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore, Edmonton Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms, Tottenham (1976), pp. 99-102 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Documents relating to the Bentley Priory estate in Harrow and Aylwards estate in Great Stanmore; including mortgage, covenants, surrenders, lease and releases, plans, grants, and conveyances.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

ACC/0502-1: Bentley Priory; ACC/0502-2: Aylwards Estate.

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 1953.



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.

Estate management | Land management | Land economics | Agricultural economics
Estates (land) | Land use
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
Title deeds | Deeds | Documents | Information sources
Property law x Right to property
Primary documents

Personal names

Corporate names
Bentley Priory Estate | Harrow
Manor of Great Stanmore

Great Stanmore | Harrow | Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Harrow (district) | Harrow | Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Little Stanmore | Harrow | Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe