Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0308
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: HAWLEY FAMILY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Various.
A deed is any document affecting title, that is, proof of ownership, of the land in question. The land may or may not have buildings upon it. Common types of deed include conveyances, mortgages, bonds, grants of easements, wills and administrations.
Conveyances are transfers of land from one party to another, usually for money. Early forms of conveyance include feoffments, surrenders and admissions at manor courts (if the property was copyhold), final concords, common recoveries, bargains and sales and leases and releases.
Lease and release was the most common method of conveying freehold property from the later seventeenth century onwards, before the introduction of the modern conveyance in the late nineteenth century. The lease was granted for a year (sometimes six months), then on the following day the lessor released their right of ownership in return for the consideration (the thing for which land was transferred from one party to another, usually, of course, a sum of money).
Source: British Records Association Guidelines 3: How to interpret deeds (available online).
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Hawley family recording property transactions in Isleworth, Brentford, Ealing, Hanwell, Stanwell, Harrow Weald, Whitechapel and the City of London as well as outside London in Cambridgeshire, Kent, Shropshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. The records include leases, fines, deeds, marriage settlements, releases and conveyances.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
ACC/0308/001 to ACC/0308/021.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited in March 1949.
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.