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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0606
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1572-1903
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.53 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Taylor | family | of Harlesden


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Manor of Harlesden was leased to Sir William Roberts from 1649, and presumably formed part of the Harlesden estate which was sold to Richard Taylor, a London vintner, from 1689. The lease was renewed by Richard's son John in 1717, by John's son, also John, in 1729 and 1760, and his son Richard in 1771. Richard died in 1835 and the lease expired and was taken up by John Belemore, a local gentleman.

In 1665 and 1671 Sir William Roberts also sold Richard Taylor 128 acres in Harlesden. Richard's great-grandson, also Richard, held the land in 1823. His daughter Emily sold parts of it in 1878-79, holding 76 acres in 1887. The remainder of the estate was sold off in 1925 by Frederick Gibbons, a relation.

From: 'Willesden: Manors', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden (1982), pp. 208-216 and 'Willesden: Other estates', pp. 216-220 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Family papers of the Taylor family, including property ownership documents such as leases, releases, bonds, assignments and grants; financial papers such as bills and receipts; legal papers and counsel's opinions; and family papers such as letters, inventories, wills and marriage settlements. The papers relate to various locations including Harlesden, Chiswick, Staines, Ealing, Hounslow and the City of London.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0606/001 to ACC/0606/132.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in December 1956.

Allied Materials

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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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