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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/CHE
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1753-1953
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4.65 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Chester | E G | fl 1930 | solicitor
Chester | J W | fl 1930 | solicitor


Administrative/Biographical history:

According to the London Post Office Directory of 1930, E G and J W Chester, solicitors, were based at 86 Newington Butts, Newington, SE11. Their names are given as Jn [John] Woodroffe Chester and Jn [John] Granado Chester.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of E G and J W Chester, solicitors, 1753-1953. Includes records relating to the solicitors' business including financial records, transaction diaries and deed registers; Chester family deeds and wills; deeds and wills relating mainly to South London; and records concerning Saint Mary, Newington; Holy Trinity, Southwark and Saint Peter, Walworth.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections: Business; Chester family and other families: marriage settlements and deeds of separation; Deeds relating to areas Within the County of London; Deeds relating to Birmingham; Probate Will relating to Wiltshire; Probate copies of wills, letters of administration and related testamentary records; Miscellaneous and St. Mary Newington, Holy Trinity, Southwark, and St. Peter, Walworth.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1956 (AC/56/038; AC/56/057).

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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