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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1076
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1696-1878
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.45 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Clarke | family | of Edmonton


Administrative/Biographical history:

Bush Hill was a small estate in Edmonton with a house situated between the New River, Bush Hill and Bush Hill Road. The estate was held by Robert Waleys in the 1560s, and then by Robert Estry. Estry sold the property to Sir Hugh Myddleton, who constructed the New River while he was living there. He left the estate to his wife and younger son, who seem to have sold it by 1650. John Bathurst, a London alderman, owned it in 1664. His daughter sold it to John Clarke (d 1701), merchant of London. The estate passed to John's brother Samuel Clarke (d 1742), and then to William Clarke (d 1783) who left it to his daughters Anna Clarke and Mary Forbes. The estate was auctioned in 1784, when the house and 39 acres were purchased by John Blackburn. His son sold the estate to Isaac Currie, a banker from Cornhill. The Curries kept the estate until 1878 when they sold it to Horace Barry. After his death in 1908 the house, now knoen as Halliwick, was held by the Fenton sisters. In 1911 the house was purchased for use as a home for diabled girls, while the land was bought by builders.

From: 'Edmonton: Other estates', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 5: Hendon, Kingsbury, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore, Edmonton Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms, Tottenham (1976), pp. 154-161 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to the Bush Hill Estate, Edmonton, owned by the Clarke family. Documents include sale to John Clarke 1696/7; inheritance by Samuel Clarke 1700-1701; additions to estate 1701-1716; inheritance by Anna Clarke and William Clarke 1741-1755; sale to John Blackburn 1785; deeds of lands bought by John Blackburn senior as additions to estate 1721-1796; inheritance by Catherine Blackburn and John Blackburn junior 1799-1805; deeds of land bought by John Blackburn junior from William Mellish 1795-1805; sale of Bush Hill Estate to R.M. Jephson 1809; and sale of Bush Hill Estate to Isaac Currie 1811.

Also documents relating to St. Mary's Road, Edmonton 1882; Slopers Pond Farm, Enfield 1846-1879; The Grove, Hanwell 1871 and Monken Hadley and Barnet 1836-1878.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/1076-1: Bush Hill Estate deeds;
ACC/1076-2: Deeds for other properties.

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:

Deeds and papers deposited via the British Records Association (B.R.A. 1622), 23 January 1970.

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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