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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1365
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1614-1900
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parker, Garrett and Company | 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.

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.

A bargain and sale was an early form of conveyance often used by executors to convey land. The bargainee, or person to whom the land was bargained and sold, took possession, often referred to as becoming 'seised' of the land.

An exemplification was a formal copy of a court record issued with the court's seal.

A quitclaim was a deed renouncing any possible right to a property. The name comes from the Latin "Quietus Clamatus".

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 deeds and legal documents relating to properties including Claverings Farm, Edmonton, 1614-1660; Bury Farm and Bury House, Edmonton, 1860-1900 and premises in Castle Street, Saint Giles in the Field and Saint Martin in the Fields [the area around Tottenham Court Road, Charing Cross Road and Trafalgar Square], 1724-1746. Documents include bargain and sales, exemplifications, quitclaims, leases, copies of court rolls, conveyances and mortgages.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections: deeds relating to Bury Farm; deeds relating to Claverings Farm and deeds relating to Castle Street.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1977.

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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