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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1708
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1846-1905
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Stilman, Neate and Topping | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

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.

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

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 settlements, probates and other documents of the Mends family of Notting Hill, St. Marylebone, Paddington and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1846-1905, including marriage settlement of George Butler Clarke Mends of Dover, Kent and Georgina Nisbet of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with related documents chiefly concerning mortgage of funds under the will of Josiah Nisbet. Also leases for property in Isleworth and Teddington, 30 Jun 1848 and 6 Nov 1895.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/1708/1-40: Mends family papers; ACC/1708/41-42: Leases.

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 1981.

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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