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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0267
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1737-1890
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Beachcroft, Hays and Lechward | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

The manor of Enfield is first recorded as held by Ansgar the staller in 1066. In 1086 it was owned by Geoffrey de Mandeville and stayed in his family until 1419 when it became the property of King Henry V. Subsequently it was assigned to various female members of the Royal family, including Margaret of Anjou; and was leased out until the lease was acquired by the Duke of Chandos in 1742.

John Pardoe, by deed of 1757, left his great tithes on some 230 acres in Hendon to ten poor widows aged 40 or over on Stanmore. A rent-charge payable in lieu of great tithes was gradually redeemed for stock between 1909 and 1943.

Source: A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 5: Hendon, Kingsbury, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore, Edmonton, Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms, Tottenham, 1976, (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1737-1890, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, including a mortgage, leases, a bond, conveyances and a deed for various properties in Ealing, Edmonton, Hampton Wick and Harrow; copies from court roll of manor of Enfield; various probates and marriage settlements, and declarations of trust and deeds for charities in Great Stanmore.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0267/1-20: Property documents; ACC/0267/21-26; probate and marriage; ACC/0267/27-31: charities.

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 1948 (Acc/0267).

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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