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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0908
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1763-1907
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): John Lane | solicitor


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Lane, solicitor, was based at Goldsmith's Hall, Foster Lane.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1763-1907, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising legal documents relating to properties in Tottenham, East Acton, Harrow, Highgate, Stoke Newington, Twickenham, Acton, Ealing, Teddington and Kingston. Papers of the solicitors relating to the Chancery case of the heirs of Halifax and Atkinson concerning property in Enfield and Ottery Saint Mary, Devon, 1790-1805; and papers relating to the case of A. Turner v. J. Bingham for debt, held in King's Bench, 1796.

Also the Sheriff of Middlesex's acknowledgment of the receipt into his custody of the bodies of persons charged by the outgoing Sheriff, 28 September 1794, with a schedule giving the name of defendants, date of arrest, plaintiffs, cause of action, sum sworn to be levied, name of process and their return and attorneys names. These are persons charged with debt, damages, bills of Middlesex, in King's Bench Prison; not criminal offences.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In three sections: property records; papers of the Sheriff of Middlesex and case papers.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1965.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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:
July to October 2009

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