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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/168
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1728-1877
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5 production units.
Name of creator(s): Manor of East Smithfield | City of London


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Manor of East Smithfield was that part of the parish of Saint Botolph Aldgate which was in Middlesex, also known as the Liberty of East Smithfield.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Manor of East Smithfield, City of London. The records comprise: court leet books, 1728-88; and court rolls, 1763-1862.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

MS 00428: Court leet books; MS 03323: Court rolls.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

No accession information is available for Ms 00428. Ms 02650 was deposited with the parish records of St Botolph Bishopsgate, 1957. Ms 03323 was purchased by Guildhall Library in 1935. They were catalogued by Guildhall Library staff at various dates. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also minutes concerning Sir Samuel Starling's foundation, 1862-77 (CLC/W/LA/002).

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:
August to October 2010.

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