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CARPENDER, Richard (1725-1778)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-044
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: CARPENDER, Richard (1725-1778)
Date(s): 1746-1778
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): Carpender | Richard | 1725-1778 | undertaker


Administrative/Biographical history:

Richard Carpender (c 1725-78) was an undertaker, with premises in Fleet Market (in 1827, an Elizabeth Carpender, possibly Richard's daughter in law or granddaughter, lived at 66 Fleet Market). In 1746 he married Elizabeth Drake, and they had 8 children.The eldest son, John, took over the business on Richard's death in 1778 (in 1791 he is described as of 31 Fleet Street). Richard's will was proved in the PCC on 6 October 1778 (PROB 11/1046).


Scope and content/abstract:

Account book of undertaker Richard Carpender, containing copies of bills for individual funerals, 1764-5; ledger account of purchases such as coffins, coffin-plates, textiles, gloves, feathers, 1746-7; and accounts of corn bought for horse and of the hire of the horse for journeys from London, 1763-6.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased by Guildhall Library in 1949. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

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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:
January to May 2011.

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