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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/0427
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SOUTH MIMMS
Date(s): 1888
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): MCC | Middlesex County Council x Middlesex County Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

The first registers of voters were lists of those owing land tax, since the right to vote depended on the amount of property a man owned.

It was not until the 1832 Reform Act that the creation of electoral registers became a requirement. At first these were the responsibility of the Quarter Sessions, although from 1888 they were compiled by County Councils and from 1974 by District Councils. The registers mainly list those eligible to vote for parliamentary elections although they often double as lists for local government elections.


Scope and content/abstract:

Overseers' List (Occupiers List) of persons entitled to be registered as parliamentary voters and as county electors in the parish of South Mimms in the Hadley Polling District of the Enfield Parliamentary Division, at this date part of the County of Middlesex; and also as county electors only in the Barnet Urban Polling District in respect of property in South Mimms, 1888.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1951 (Acc/0427).

Allied Materials

Related material:

For papers of the Middlesex County Council see reference MCC. For more electoral registers see reference PER/B.

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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