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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/129
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1767
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production item.
Name of creator(s): The Bedford Charity x The Harpur Trust


Administrative/Biographical history:

A demise is a legal document allowing the transfer of an estate by will or lease. Harpur Street is off Theobald's Road, near Red Lion Square in Holborn.

The Bedford Charities were founded by Lord Mayor Sir William Harpur and his wife Alice. In 1566 the couple endowed a school in Bedford, as well as leaving funds for general poor relief within the town. The endowment included property in Bedford and some land in Holborn. The charity still exisits and promotes education, relieves the sick and those in hardship, and provides recreational facilities with a social welfare purpose.

See for more information (accessed Aug 2010).


Scope and content/abstract:

Demise by the trustees of the Bedford Charity to Richard Morgan, mason, of a messuage in Harpur Street.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item.

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:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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:
June to August 2010.

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