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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2609
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1809-1940
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.45 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Coverdale | John | solicitor


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Coverdale was the senior partner of 'Coverdale, Lee, Collyer Bristow and Withers' Solicitors in Bedford Row during the nineteenth century. He was also a London Commissioner, with power to administer oaths in the High Court of Chancery.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of solicitor John Coverdale. Many of these papers relate to his marriage to Isabella Frederica Tomkyns, and to the execution of both their wills. Papers concerning Isabella's first husband, the Rev. John Tomkyns and his brother, Thomas Tomkyns are also included. The collection also includes deeds for properties in Gravel Road, Twickenham and Windmill Road, Hampton Wick.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/2609/01: Thomas Tomkyns;
ACC/2609/02: Rev. John Tomkyns;
ACC/2609/03: Isabella Frederica Tomkyns (nee Coore);
ACC/2609/04: John Coverdale;
ACC/2609/05: Deeds;
ACC/2609/06: Joseph Dethier.

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 August 1988.

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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