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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/092
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): c 1609-1905
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 15 production units.
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir John Buckworth was a leading merchant, trading with Turkey. The property referred to in this collection comprises four capital messuages variously known as Augustine Fryers, Winchester Place or House, St John House, the Excise House and the Glasshouse, and a number of adjacent messuages, all formerly part of, or on part of the site of, the dissolved Augustine Friary.


Scope and content/abstract:

These papers relate to the property of Sir John Buckworth and his family. They comprise deeds and related papers concerning property in or near Great Winchester Street within the parishes of All Hallows London Wall and St Peter le Poer.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The deeds have been retained in the original bundles in which they were deposited at Guildhall Library.

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:

They were deposited in Guildhall Library in 1982 by Mr G C Shakerley, whose ancestors were connected with some or all of the properties, and were catalogued in the same year (revised in 1995) by members of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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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