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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 E/KEN
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: KENYON (LORD)
Date(s): 1717-1839
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres (20 files).
Name of creator(s): Kenyon | Lloyd | 1732-1802 | first Baron Kenyon | judge


Administrative/Biographical history:

Lloyd Kenyon was born in 1732. He entered Middle Temple in 1750 and was called to the bar in February 1756. He worked in the courts of equity and common law, and became a highly respected and well known legal figure, rising to the rank of judge. In 1788 he was made lord chief justice. He was married to his cousin, Mary Kenyon. He died in 1802.

For a more detailed history see Douglas Hay, 'Kenyon, Lloyd, first Baron Kenyon (1732-1802)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2009.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Lord Lloyd Kenyon relating to premises in Conduit Street, St George Hanover Square, Westminster.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

E/KEN-1: Property transactions; E/KEN-2: Wills, insurance, financial records and other papers.

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 February 1947.

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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