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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): MXAC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1911-1982
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5.1 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Middlesex Advisory Committee


Administrative/Biographical history:

The office of Justice of the Peace for a county is a Crown appointment made at the discretion of the Lord Chancellor, upon recommendations received from local advisory committees (such as the Middlesex Advisory Committee) which he appoints to act under the chairmanship of the Kkeeper of the Rolls. In the case of Middlesex this was the Lord Lieutenant. The names of persons whose appointment was approved by the Lord Chancellor were entered upon the commission of the peace, a parchment roll. When the names were entered the newly appointed justice took the oaths at quarter session and was then qualified to take up his or her duties. The first women justices for Middlesex were appointed in 1920.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Middlesex Advisory Committee and the Middlesex Area Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace, 1911-1982, including minute books and papers relating to committee matters; and files on individual justices, 1960-1979.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

MXAC/01/01: Minutes; MXAC/01/02: Committee matters; MXAC/01/03: Justices.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1998 (B98/153).

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also records of Middlesex County Council, reference MCC, particularly records relating to magistrate's courts, references MCC/CL/MC and MCC/CL/L/MC.

Publication note:

Description Notes

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:
April to June 2009

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