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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0116
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1811-1829
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.07 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Drax Charity | Little Stanmore


Administrative/Biographical history:

Dame Mary Lake of Cannons, Little Stanmore, by her will, 1646, devised a rent charge on land to be used to maintain seven poor people of the parish of Little Stanmore in almshouses already built by her. Her son, Sir Lancelot Lake, bequeathed in his will, 1680, the rectory and tithes of Little Stanmore to trustees, to provide additional support for the almshouses. Dame Essex Drax was one of these trustees. In 1693 she transferred her rights and duties under the trust to nine new trustees. By 1811 there were no surviving trustees and therefore a decree in Chancery of that year recreated the trust, endowing it with the tithes of the parish. Between 1811 and 1829 the rector of Great Stanmore acted as minister for Little Stanmore. This may explain the period covered by these records.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Drax Charity of Little Stanmore, comprising minute book of the trustees of the charity and account books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0116-1: Minutes and ACC/0116-2: Accounts.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in December 1948.

Allied Materials

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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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