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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-012
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: B. & J. NEWTON
Date(s): 1810-1837
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): B and J Newton | notaries public


Administrative/Biographical history:

The business was founded by William Newton (born c 1741). He later worked in partnership with his two sons, Benjamin and John. B and J Newton were based at 27 (later 17) Birchin Lane in the early 19th century. At the time of cataloguing (2007) the firm was based at 68 Lombard Street.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Benjamin and John Newton, notaries public, comprising memorandum book of legal documents drawn up, attested or certified by the brothers or their staff.

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:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The memorandum book was purchased by Guildhall Library in 2003. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For more information see Brian G.C. Brooks, London Notaries and their History (1967) available in Guildhall Library Printed Books.

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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