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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4259
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BYNG FAMILY
Date(s): 1840-1961
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.83 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Byng | family | of Wrotham Park, Barnet


Administrative/Biographical history:

Wrotham Park, Barnet, was constructed by Admiral John Byng in 1754. The Admiral was executed in 1757 for negligence after his failure to save Minorca from the French, and the house and estates were passed to his brother. The Byng family still own the house.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Byng family relating to their estates, including Wrotham Park and surrounding lands, Barnet; and properties in South Mimms; Potters Bar; Westminster; Berkshire and Hertfordshire. The collection includes some family papers including marriage settlements and wills.

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Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in February 2000.

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Description Notes

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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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