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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0704
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1726-1920
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 10.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Jessop and Gough | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

The firm of Jessop and Gough was based at 29 High Bridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex. Frederick Charles Edenborough Jessop was a solicitor, commissioner for oaths, vestry clerk for the local church of Waltham Holy Cross, clerk to the Urban District Council, the burial board and the committee for education. Hubert Gough was a solicitor and clerk to the justices of Edmonton Petty Sessions division for over fifty years. They were joined by John Bolle Tyndale Gough, solicitor.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Jessop and Gough, solicitors, 1726-1920, including practice papers; papers arising from work as clerks to Edmonton petty sessions, relating to licensing, rates, school attendance and certain other matters; list of Guardians of Edmonton Union, elected between 1865 and 1879; vestry papers for Waltham Abbey parish, and correspondence. The papers relate mainly to Edmonton and Enfield, but also Wood Green, Kentish Town, Islington, Waltham Abbey, Hendon, Ponders End, Cricklewood, Lea Valley, Harrow, Lee, Catford and Tottenham.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Practice papers: ACC/0704/01-18; Edmonton petty sessions: ACC/0704/19-67.

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 1959

Allied Materials

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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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