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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0184
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: LEE FAMILY
Date(s): 1788-1859
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.07 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

The manor of Edgware Boys (or Edgware and Boys) was sold to William Lee of Totteridge Park in 1762. It passed to his son William, who changed his surname to Antonie in accordance with the will of Richard Antonie of Colworth. He left the manor to his nephew John Fiott, who assumed the name of Lee under the terms of the will of his uncle. John Fiott Lee died in 1866.

Information from: 'Edgware: Manors', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4: Harmondsworth, Hayes, Norwood with Southall, Hillingdon with Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Perivale, Ruislip, Edgware, Harrow with Pinner (1971), pp. 155-157 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters of the Lee family, comprising letter from Thomas Martyn to Sir William Lee of Aylesbury thanking him for having recommended him for the living of Edgware, 1788; letter to the Morning Herald newspaper regarding the building of almshouses at Edgware by Charles Day, probably written by Philadelphia Lee, 1828; and letter from Thomas Wall, vicar of Edgware, to John Lee, lord of manor of Edgware Boys, 1859.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Letters in 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:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in March 1942.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See ACC/1019 for further information concerning Day's almshouses at Edgware.

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:
January to May 2011.

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