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TRETHOWANS {SOLICITORS}

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1417
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: TRETHOWANS {SOLICITORS}
Date(s): 1779-1921
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.33 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Trethowans | solicitors

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

A deed is any document affecting title, that is, proof of ownership, of the land in question. The land may or may not have buildings upon it. Common types of deed include conveyances, mortgages, bonds, grants of easements, wills and administrations.

Conveyances are transfers of land from one party to another, usually for money. Early forms of conveyance include feoffments, surrenders and admissions at manor courts (if the property was copyhold), final concords, common recoveries, bargains and sales and leases and releases.

Lease and release was the most common method of conveying freehold property from the later seventeenth century onwards, before the introduction of the modern conveyance in the late nineteenth century. The lease was granted for a year (sometimes six months), then on the following day the lessor released their right of ownership in return for the consideration (the thing for which land was transferred from one party to another, usually, of course, a sum of money).

An assignment of term, or assignment to attend the inheritance, was an assignment of the remaining term of years in a mortgage to a trustee after the mortgage itself has been redeemed. An assignment of a lease is the transfer of the rights laid out in the lease to another party, usually for a consideration (a sum of money).

A covenant or deed of covenant was an agreement entered into by one of the parties to a deed to another. A covenant for production of title deeds was an agreement to produce deeds not being handed over to a purchaser, while a covenant to surrender was an agreement to surrender copyhold land.

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

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1779-1921, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising deeds and legal documents relating to properties in Finchley, Hendon, Hanworth, Holborn, Islington, Kensington, Saint Pancras and the following Westminster parishes: Saint Clement Danes. Saint George Hanover Square, Saint James, Saint Margaret and Saint Martin in the Fields; including plans, conveyances, mortgages, lease and releases, bonds, covenants to produce deeds and assignments.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

ACC/1417/001 to ACC/1417/050

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1978. ACC/1417

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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