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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0349
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1316-1809
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.9 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Delme-Radcliffe family were the holders of Hitchin Priory in Hertfordshire. Through various marriages the family estates grew to include land in Cambridgeshire, West Sussex, Bedfordshire, Essex, Croydon and Hampshire as well as the Middlesex and London lands featured in this collection.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Delme-Radcliffe family, 1316-1809, comprising deeds (original and 17th century copies), namely quit claims, grants, charters and lease for land and property largely in Edmonton and Bromley, Middlesex, City of London and Essex, notably:

fields called 'Rathesfeldes and Pyamoors', and property in Edmonton, 1316-1567; the 'Lyon', Edmonton, 1522-1541; 17th century copies of deeds for property in Edmonton, namely for land at Holflete in East Marsh, {1395-96}; Trumpton Hall, Edmonton, and lands, {1500}; land in Edmonton, 1551;

'Brodemede' in Tottenham, lands in Enfield, Edmonton Marsh and Chingford Marsh, Essex, (property of the Priory of St John of Jerusalem, dissolved by Henry VIII, revived by Mary and suppressed again by Elizabeth I), 1536-1560; mansion house in Edmonton, 1569-1825; marshland in Edmonton, Tottenham and Chingford, {1676}; houses in St Leonard, Shoreditch, 1678; Swan Inn, Edmonton, 1682; property in Chingford, 1700-01; Palmer's Green, 1745-1761; messuage in Strand Lane, 1721; land in Stanwell, 1646; messuages and land in South Mimms, 1572-1678/9;

manor ('great brickhouse' built c 1617 by Sir Arthur Ingram, Knight of London) and site at Bromley, Middlesex, 1606-1802, and property in St Giles Cripplegate, the Strand, Stepney, Shoreditch, 1692-1731/32;

messuages and land in Norton Folgate (parish of St Botolph without Bishopsgate), St Leonards, Shoreditch, Hackney, parishes of St Magnus and St Margaret in the City of London, and Newington in Hackney, 1518-1762;

papers relating to the estate including wills, legacies, administration of the estate, 1735-1809;

deeds for house in Greville Street, Holborn, 1738; houses in the parish of St Clement Danes, 1729-1736; Queen's Head, Snow Hill in the parish of St Sepulchre without Newgate, 1732; house in Brook Street, Ratcliffe, Middlesex, 1747; land on Farmer Street, Shadwell, 1694-1746; Buckley Street, Whitechapel, 1693-1714; house, shipwright's yard, wharves and bridge in Limehouse, 1668-1717.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection has been arranged in broad chronological order.

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:

The collection was donated by the family to the Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies Centre in 1949. The County Archvist dispersed documents relating to non-Hertfordshire estates to relevant record offices.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the London Metropolitan Archives on 16 February 1950.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For other papers relating to the family estates see 'Delme-Radcliffe family of Hitchin Priory' in the National Register of Archives (hosted on The National Archives website).

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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