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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0617
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WEGG FAMILY
Date(s): 1604-1888
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.11 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Wegg | family | of Acton
Round | family | of Essex and Acton


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1750 Samuel Wegg bought a house and a few acres of land in Acton. The house was known variously as 'the Paddocks', 'Acton House' and 'the Elms'. Samuel's wife Elizabeth Lehook added to their land when she inherited the Bank House and estate; while Samuel further increased the estate, purchasing the Daycroft estate from the Chapter of Saint Paul's cathedral in 1758 and leasing Acton Ponds from the Bishop of London from 1777.

Wegg died in 1802 and left his estates to his son George Samuel, who died in 1817. The estates passed to Samuel's daughters, one of whom, Sarah Prosser, was married. The other, Elizabeth, moved into the Elms and took up management of the estate. She continued to lease Acton Ponds, but sold Bank House in 1837. When she died in 1842 the estate comprised 169 acres.

The estates were left to a distant relative, Charles Gray Round of Birch Hall in Essex. The Rounds leased out the Elms, and sold Daycroft in 1889. They continued to lease Acton Ponds, buying the freehold in 1877. They sold the ponds to the Council in 1903, while other parts of the Elms estate were also sold off.

Source of information: 'Acton: Manors and other estates', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden (1982), pp. 16-23 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Wegg family of Acton and the Round family of Essex and Acton, relating to estates in Acton. The documents are arranged in 14 bundles with the following contents:

1. Marriage Settlement: Samuel Wegg and Elizabeth Lehook. 1745-1767.
2. Descent of land in Acton, by exchange with the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's to Samuel Wegg. 1719-1759.
3. Descent of land in manor of Acton, via Somerset, Lethieullier and Fetherstonhaugh to Samuel Wegg. 1712-1802.
4. Descent of Fordhook Estate, Ealing via Crowcher, etc., to George Samuel Wegg. 1718-1813.
5. Descent of house and land in Acton via Sir Joseph Ayloffe Houlding, etc. to Samuel Wegg. 1661-1750. Partition of inheritance of Elizabeth Wegg and Sarah Prosser, sisters and coheirs of George Samuel Wegg. 1817.
6. Descent of land in the manor of Acton via George Samuel Wegg to Elizabeth Wegg. 1759-1817.
7. Descent of property in Acton via Lutyens, etc. to Elizabeth Wegg. 1661-1830.
8. Descent of Bank House, Acton and Pew in Acton parish church (and Fordhook, Ealing) to Elizabeth Wegg. 1633-1837.
9. Land in manor of Ealing: Elizabeth Wegg. 1830.
10. Miscellaneous Documents: receipts, accounts, letters, etc., Elizabeth Wegg. 1604-1864.
11. Descent of land to Charles G. Round from Elizabeth Wegg and further documents relating to Charles G. Round. 1842-1856.
12. Plans.
13. Documents re Land Tax on Acton and Ealing property. 1799 & 1840.
14. Acton Charities. 1855.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The documents were received in fourteen bundles, thirteen having a box and parcel number and a description of contents, and one labelled "Sundry Letters". As they were catalogued each document was given a reference number beginning with Box 13, Parcel B1 and numbered consecutively, parcel by parcel, according to the date order within each parcel. They were then listed, not in numerical order but to show the descent of the various pieces of property comprising the Round Settled Estates, into the fourteen groups as shown in the Summary of Contents. The documents are stored in their original bundles in numerical order. Sub numbers in brackets in the list are not relevant as document references.

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 March 1957.

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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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