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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2099
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1900-1925
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Humphreys and Parsons | solicitors


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.

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".


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1900-1925, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising deeds and legal documents relating to properties in Tottenham, Stoke Newington, and Chiswick, including leases, agreements, correspondence, mortgages and deed of covenant.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These deeds were deposited in Powys Record Office in the collection of papers of the solicitors' firm of Humphreys and Parsons of Machynlleth. As they do not relate to property in Powys they were transferred to London Metropolitan Archives. They were part of the papers relating to clients of John Evans Thomas (1877-1934) a solicitor who practised in Llandudno and Liverpool before moving to Machynlleth.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The remainder of the collection has been retained at Powys Record Office, County Library Headquarters, Cefnllys Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5LD (ref HPA).

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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