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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 E/DCA
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: DU CANE FAMILY
Date(s): 1498-1840
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.6 linear metres (266 documents).
Name of creator(s): Caine | Du | family | of Braxted Park, Essex x Du Caine | family | of Braxted Park, Essex


Administrative/Biographical history:

Peter du Cane, cloth merchant and businessman, purchased Braxted Park (near Witham in Essex) in 1751. The family estates were inherited by his son Peter in 1803; Peter's son Peter in 1823 and Peter's cousin Captain Charles du Cane, RN, in 1889. The family sold the estate in 1919.

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Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the du Cane family relating to their estates in London, as follows:

Freehold title:
E/DCA/001-041 Manor or farm of Ballams/Balham, in Clapham and Streatham;
E/DCA/042-049 Ruddocks and 7 Acres Grove, in Croydon.

Copyhold title:
E/DCA/050-099 Land of Manor of Fauxhall, in Streatham;
E/DCA/100-131, 134 Land of Manor of Norbury, in Streatham and Croydon;
E/DCA/132, 133 Land of Manor of Croydon, in [? Streatham or Croydon].

Leasehold title:
E/DCA/135, 136 Houses in City of London;
E/DCA/137, 138 Sheepwalk of Manor of Battersea and Wandsworth, in [? Battersea].

E/DCA/139-152 Balham Farm;
E/DCA/153-163 Streatham Farm.

Estate management:
E/DCA/164-189 Valuations, etc.

E/DCA/190-237 Estate;
E/DCA/238-241 Croydon Inclosure;
E/DCA/242-246 Chancery case relating to Shelley family settlement;
E/DCA/247-250 Family.

E/DCA/251-256 Documents unrelated to those above.

E/DCA/257-266 Balham and Streatham Farms, and Streatham Common.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged into sections as outlined in the Scope and Content section.

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 of the Du Cane family estate transferred from the Essex Record Office to the London County Record Office, on 26 November, 1959.

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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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