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LLOYD AND PRATT {SOLICITORS}

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2301
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: LLOYD AND PRATT {SOLICITORS}
Date(s): 1852-1949
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Lloyd and Pratt | 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.

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).

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

Abstract of title is a summary of prior ownership of a property, drawn up by solicitors. Such an abstract may go back several hundred years or just a few months, and was usually drawn up just prior to a sale.

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, 1852-1949, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising deeds and legal documents relating to properties at 35-41 King David Lane, Shadwell and at James Smith's Estate at Peckham; including leases, mortgages, probates of wills, assignments, declarations, certificates, plans, abstracts of title, conveyances, deeds of covenant and death certificates.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

ACC/2301/01 to ACC/2301/36.

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:

Records originally deposited in Gwent County Record Office, County Hall, Cwmbran, Gwent NP44 2XH and transferred to the Greater London Record Office (now LMA) in July 1986.

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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