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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1019
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1622-1965
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Samuel Atkinson's Charity for Almshouses at Edgware


Administrative/Biographical history:

Samuel Atkinson, by his will of 28 December 1679, left 600 for the purchase of land and the building thereon of an almshouse in Edgware for 4 poor parishioners, to be administered by trustees. An information for the settlement of the charity was filed in Chancery, 1682, and ordered the remainder of the 600 to be used to purchase lands for the use of the almshouse, namely Middlehurst Close and Redweele Close in Oakley, Bucks. A further endowment by the will of Thomas Napier, one of the trustees, of 1707 was used to purchase a close in Kenton, Harrow on the Hill. The almshouses were copyhold, held from All Souls College, Oxford, the lords of the manor of Edgware and Kingsbury.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Samuel Atkinson's Charity for Almshouses at Edgware, including deeds and papers relating to the Charity's property in Edgware, Harrow on the Hill and Oakley, Bucks. The records consist mostly of deeds and related correspondence, with only one account book and a few photographs of the almshouses.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/1019/001: Accounts; ACC/1019/002-076: Property records; ACC/1019/077-079: Photographs.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in May 1968.

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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:
June to August 2010.

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