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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0401
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1381-1905
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.94 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Mills | family | private bankers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Manor of Hayes was purchased in 1858 by Charles Mills, a member of the distinguished Mills banking family, who were partners in Glyns private banking house. He also acquired the Manors of Norwood and Southall, extending his estate to cover most of Hayes parish, from the Yeading Brook on the east to Hillingdon on the west and Uxbridge Road on the south. Mills was made a baronet in 1868. His son Sir Charles Henry Mills inherited the estate in 1872. In 1886 he was created Lord Hillingdon.

From: 'Hayes: 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. 26-29 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Mills family of Hillingdon, including court rolls for the Manors of Hayes, Northolt, and Northwood; documents relating to property transactions in Middlesex, Westminster and the City of London; maps; sales particulars; marriage settlements; wills; extracts from parish registers and insurance policies.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The papers have been arranged in 22 series.

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 1950.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For more information on the Mills see Youssef Cassis, 'Mills family (per. 1773-1939)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.

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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