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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 F/CHT
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1749-1792
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres (6 documents).
Name of creator(s): Chatterly | family | of St Martin in the Fields, London


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Chatterly family lived at St Martin in the Fields. Watermen were boatmen or licensed wherry-men who were available for hire on the river Thames. Lightermen owned and operated lighters, flat-bottomed barges which were used in 'lightening' or unloading ships that could not be unloaded at a wharf, and also used for transporting goods of any kind.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Chatterly family, including apprenticeship certificate as waterman and lighterman, admissions to the Company of Watermen and Lightermen, and bill.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

F/CHT/001 to F/CHT/006.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased by the Archive in May 1970.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See CLC/L/WA for records of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen.

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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