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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0870
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1792-1857
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Paine and Brettell | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

A recovery was a collusive law suit in the Court of Common Pleas, normally used to destroy (bar) or alter an entail; its result were recorded in an Exemplification of a (Common) Recovery. A Deed to make a tenant to the Precipe precedes a Recovery, transferring the property involved to a trustee and declaring the uses for which it is held.

Hanworth Manor was sold in 1670 to Sir Thomas Chamber. The latter died in 1692 and was succeeded by his son Thomas. Thomas Chamber left two daughters and co-heiresses, and Hanworth passed, through the marriage of the elder, to Lord Vere Beauclerk, who was created Baron Vere of Hanworth in 1750. The manor was inherited by his son Aubrey Lord Vere in 1781, who succeeded his cousin as Duke of St. Albans six years later. He still held the manor in 1802, but conveyed it very shortly after to James Ramsey Cuthbert. Frederick John Cuthbert was lord of the manor in 1816, but it passed before 1832 to Henry Perkins. After the death of his heir Algernon Perkins, before 1866, it was in the hands of his devisees, but was bought before 1887 by Messrs. Pain & Bretell, solicitors, of Chertsey.

From: 'Spelthorne Hundred: Hanworth', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 2: General; Ashford, East Bedfont with Hatton, Feltham, Hampton with Hampton Wick, Hanworth, Laleham, Littleton (1911), pp. 391-396.


Scope and content/abstract:

Recovery between Edward Boodle, demandant and Moses Hoper, tenant, relating to the manors of Hanworth and East Bedfont, 1792 (vouchees: Aubrey Beauclerk, earl of Burford and Aubney, Duke of St. Albans); and conveyances relating to land in Upper Halliford, Sunbury, 1844 and 1857.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Three items

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1964

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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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