Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/210
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: BRUNSKILL, SUTTON AND MERRIMAN
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 10 production units.
Name of creator(s): Brunskill | Richard Fothergill | 1854-1900 | solicitor
Sutton | George Frederick | 1868-1944 | solicitor
Merriman | Mark Marshall | 1877-1944 | solicitor
The three successive clerks of the Dyers' Company had private solicitors' practices:
Richard Fothergill Brunskill (1854-1900) was the eldest son of Stephen Brunskill of Kendal. He graduated from Trinity College, Oxford in 1874 and became a solicitor. He was was clerk of the Dyers' Company from 1881 to 1900.
George Frederick Sutton FSA (1868-1944), son of Frederick Sutton of Northwood was educated at New College, Eastbourne and Jesus College, Cambridge, from where he graduated in 1893. He had also been apprenticed to A J Applethorpe from 1883 and gained the freedom of the Dyers' Company in 1890. He qualified as a solicitor in 1894 and practised initially at 7 King Street. He married Gertrude Land in 1898. He was clerk to the Dyers' Company, 1900-08, before becoming clerk to the Leathersellers' Company. He oversaw the rebinding of many of the Leathersellers' records, and even wrote a short early history of the Company. He died at his home at Little Hendon Cottage, Chorley Wood on 13 December 1944.
Mark Marshall Merriman (1877-1944) was the eldest son of Thomas Mark Merriman, a solictor and twice Prime Warden of the Dyers' Company, and Ellen Marshall of Highbury. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He gained the freedom of the Dyers' Company by patrimony in 1898. He qualified as a solicitor in 1903 and worked initially for his father's practice. He became clerk of the Dyers' Company in 1908, later resigning the post to join the Court of Assistants in 1937, becoming Prime Warden in 1939. He died at his home in Tunbridge Wells on 21 October 1944.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of solicitors Richard Brunskill; George Sutton and Mark Merriman. The records comprise financial material and correspondence.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
CLC/B/210-01: Brunskill, Richard Fothergill;
CLC/B/210-02: Sutton, George Frederick;
CLC/B/210-03: Merriman, Mark Marshall.
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:
Deposited with the records of the Dyers' Company.
See CLC/L/DC for the Dyer's Company.
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.