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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0503
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1623-1914
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.44 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hillingdon parish included a number of freeholds outside of the local manor of Colham. In 1636 there were 35 freeholds in Colham manor, covering more than 300 acres, mostly on the edge of the heath. From the 17th century a number of these houses were owned by persons of importance, and were noted for pleasure gardens. Hillingdon House had the largest estate, which was owned by the Cox family after 1810. The estate was broken up in 1915 when it comprised over 500 acres including land in Harefield and Ruislip.

From: 'Hillingdon, including Uxbridge: Manors and other estates', 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. 69-75 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to the Hillingdon House Estate, including title deeds for Hillingdon House and estates, and for additional lands added to the estate by various owners including John Chetwynd, the Marchioness of Rockingham, Josias Porcher and R.H. Cox. Documents include maps and plans; extracts from court rolls; wills; abstracts of title; lease and releases; fines; legal case proceedings; bonds; covenants and marriage settlements.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Documents arranged in 13 series:
1: Hillingdon House and lands;
2: Halfshide 1 acre;
3. Stones field in Swakeley and Colham manors;
4. Horeshawes, Broomers messuage and piece of Stones;
5. Shepheards Hawe;
6. Purchases by John Chetwynd, Earl Talbot;
7. Purchases by the Marchioness of Rockingham;
8. Purchase by Porcher;
9. Other purchases by R H Cox;
10. Manor Drayton or Colham Garden;
11. Land and two cottages;
12. Proposed Cox purchases;
13. Plans and maps of properties.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in May 1953.

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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