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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0357
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1575-1841
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 linear metre
Name of creator(s): Wood, Nash and Company | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

A fine was a fee, separate from the rent, paid by the tenant or vassal to the landlord on some alteration of the tenancy, or a sum of money paid for the granting of a lease or for admission to a copyhold tenement.

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).

Terrier refers to a register of landed property, formerly including lists of vassals and tenants, with particulars of their holdings, services, and rents. It can also refer to a rent-roll; or, in later use, a book in which the lands of a private person or corporation, are described by their site, boundaries, acreage, and so on. It can also mean an inventory of property or goods.

From the British Records Association "Guidelines 3 - Interpreting Deeds: How To Interpret Deeds - A Simple Guide And Glossary".


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1575-1841, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, including deeds, leases and releases, conveyances, wills and probate, fines, bonds, particulars of sale, letters and extracts from parish registers; most relating to land in Edmonton, Standon and the City of London.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In 8 sections: Terrier; Property transactions; correspondence; parish register extracts; family correspondence; abstract of title; tithe records; correspondence regarding a trust fund.

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 1950 (Acc/0357).

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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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