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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0673
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1773-1913
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.33 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Wigan and Company | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Carus Wilson family papers in this accession probably refer to relatives or descendants of William Carus Wilson, (1791-1859). He was born on 7 July 1791 at Heversham, Westmorland, the eldest of the eight surviving children of William Carus (1764-1851) of Casterton Hall, Westmorland, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1832). His father, MP for Cockermouth (1821-6), added Wilson to his surname on inheriting the Casterton estates from his aunt in 1793. Two of William Carus Wilson's three brothers became clergyman. William Carus Wilson married Anne (1786-1859), daughter of Major-General Charles Neville, on 31 January 1815. He was a clergyman well known for writing accessible religious literature aimed at children and the semi-literate; and for founding several charity schools.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1773-1913, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising legal documents relating to properties in Hackney, Edmonton, Hendon, Golders Green, Swiss Cottage, Finchley, Twickenham, Hampstead, Westmoreland and Lancashire, including papers relating to the Carus Wilson family.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0673/001 - ACC/0673/006

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1958 (Acc/0673).

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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