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MAY, MAY AND MERRIMAN {SOLICITORS}

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1317
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: MAY, MAY AND MERRIMAN {SOLICITORS}
Date(s): 1814-1923
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): May, May and Merriman | solicitors

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

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

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.

From the British Records Association "Guidelines 3 - Interpreting Deeds: How To Interpret Deeds - A Simple Guide And Glossary".

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1814-1923, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising deeds and legal documents relating to properties in Chiswick, Kingsbury, Ruislip and Willesden, and of family papers of Birkett, Dawson, Feilden, Rawson and Palmer families. Papers include copies of court rolls from Manor of Sutton Court, mortgages, probate of wills and papers relating to bequests and inheritance, marriage settlements and correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

In sections: Property Deeds, 1814 - 1923 and Family Papers, 1868-1902.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1976.

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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