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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1011
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1824-1887
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Francis and Calder | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

Enfranchisement was the process by which a copyhold title was changed to a freehold. Copyhold land belonged to a Manor and was, notionally, property of the Lord of the Manor. The Lord, through his steward, ratified any transfer of land by surrender of the transferring party at a manorial court and admission of the new owner. Gradually copyhold land was enfranchised until the Law of Property Act 1922 abolished copyhold status, converting all such land into freehold land which is said to be land held in fee simple, absolute in possession and subject to no conditions or uses.

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


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1824-1887, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising deeds and legal documents relating to properties in Hampton, including copies of the court roll of Hampton Court, enfranchisements and an admission.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Five items arranged chronologically.

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 1968.

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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