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ARCHEDALE, Richard (1574-1638)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/013
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: ARCHEDALE, Richard (1574-1638)
Date(s): 1623-1639
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Archedale | Richard | 1574-1638 | trader


Administrative/Biographical history:

Richard Archedale was born circa 1574 in Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, son of Bernard and Anne (nee Ferne) Archedale. He gained his freedom of the Drapers' Company in 1596, having been apprenticed to his uncle, Matthew Archedale. He had tenements, possibly a warehouse, in Elbow Lane [also called College Street] in addition to family and property in Oxfordshire. He traded extensively in wine, chiefly French and Spanish, cloth, dried fruit, oil and spices with customers in London, Westminster and Southwark. Among his customers were many prominent City merchants and individuals involved in government, including Lord Mayor Richard Deane (1628-29) and alderman Richard Garway. He married Judith Thorpe, and died in 1638 in Chipping (High) Wycombe.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of trader Richard Archedale, comprising journal of receipts and payments; and business and personal accounts.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The documents were formerly part of the Downshire Collection in the custody of the Berkshire Record Office. They were sold by the Marquess of Downshire at a Sotheby's auction on 14 December 1989, and were purchased by the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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