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BARTON, John (1789-1852)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1246
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BARTON, John (1789-1852)
Date(s): 1655-1892
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.29 linear metres (450 documents).
Name of creator(s): Barton | John | 1789-1852 | landowner in Teddington


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Barton (1789-1852) was a Quaker merchant of Chichester, Sussex, who, in 1811, married Ann the daughter of Thomas Woodrouffe Smith of Stockwell Park, Lambeth. On his marriage he was made a trustee of Thomas Woodrouffe Smith's estate under his will and subsequent settlement {ACC/1246/048}.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of John Barton relating to the trust of Thomas Woodrouffe Smith. Apart from property in Essex, Surrey, Norfolk and the City of London, T. W. Smith was the owner and lord of the Manor of Teddington, and the bulk of the material in this deposit relates to that manor, including a series of court rolls. Throughout the Middle Ages the manor was the property of Westminster Abbey, being granted to Henry VIII in exchange for other lands in 1536, who then made it part of the Honour of Hampton Court. In 1603 it was granted to John Hill {1246/019} and its subsequent ownership can be seen from the deeds in this deposit {1246/019-082}. Between 1802 and 1863 John Barton's trustees sold the manor and demesne lands off in parcels, which heralded the beginning of Teddington's urbanisation. This and a previous deposit of manor court books {see ACC/0363} came from the solicitors who had acted for the trustees in the 1860's.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/1246-1: Manorial records;
ACC/1246-2: Property transactions;
ACC/1246-3: Papers regarding the administration and executorship of John Barton's estate.

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 1974.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also ACC/0363.

Publication note:

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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