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COARE, William (d 1803)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/053
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: COARE, William (d 1803)
Date(s): 1765-1831
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 17 production units comprising 14 envelopes, 1 parcel, 1 folder and 1 bundle.
Name of creator(s): Coare | William | d 1803 | wine and brandy merchant


Administrative/Biographical history:

The business of William Coare, wine and brandy merchant, first appears in the trade directories in 1785. He was based at 25 Newgate Street (1785-1801) and 106 Hatton Gardens (1801-3). Many of the records concern court cases in which William Coare was involved, mostly relating to debts owed to him. William Coare died in April 1803 and his estate was administered by his executor, James Horwood.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of William Coare (d 1830), wine and brandy merchant, including Coare's apprenticeship indenture and freedom of the City of London; sales ledger; bonds for money owed to Coare; lists of stock and inventories; correspondence; and legal papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were purchased by the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1996. 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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