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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/173
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1850-1893
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Darley Comberland and Company | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

Probate (also called proving a will) is the process of establishing the validity of a will, which was recorded in the grant of probate.

A marriage settlement was a legal agreement drawn up before a marriage by the two parties, setting out terms with respect to rights of property and succession.

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


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising marriage settlement, on marriage of Mary Anne Beale of Stoke Newington and Richard Baughan Ashby of Manor Road, Stamford Hill, 1850-1878; marriage settlement, on marriage of Emily Sanders of 57 Belsize Park and Harry Waddington Smythies, New Zealand, 1874-1893; and probate, with will annexed, of Mrs Emily Smythies, of 4 Chichele Road, Cricklewood, formerly of Kenmera, Auckland, New Zealand, widow of Harry Waddington Smythies, surveyor, 1887-1892.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Three documents in chronological order

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 1964

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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