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'Sources: Libraries and record offices', A Survey of Documentary Sources for Property Holding in London before the Great Fire: London Record Society, 22 (1985), pp. 193-215. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64591 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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LIBRARIES AND RECORD OFFICES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

This section covers libraries and record offices known to hold material relating to London before c. 1670. In general such material is derived from family collections and deposits; sometimes the source of a deposit is not known. In some cases access to, or use of, deposited family material is restricted. Records in these repositories forming part of the archives of institutions which held property in the city are covered elsewhere in this survey by the entries for such institutions, and are not referred to again here.

London material in these locations was identified in three ways:

i. by means of the topographical index at the National Register of Archives, which identifies only collections described in lists deposited at the Register and deemed to contain a 'substantial' body of material on a particular place;

ii. by visiting libraries and record offices in London and the Home Counties and major collections of MSS elsewhere in England, and using lists and indexes available there;

iii. by writing to all other county record offices and major libraries in the United Kingdom. (fn. 1)

It was not possible to visit many record offices and libraries holding material on London before c. 1670, but it is always stated when this was the case. The accounts of those not visited are based on information provided by the archivists and librarians, and on lists available in London. Some of the material in these unvisited locations said to relate simply to 'London' may not, in fact, concern the city; in other instances such material may relate to specific localities in the city which are not mentioned in the available lists and indexes.

Descriptions of the collections are arranged as follows: London libraries and record offices (CLRO and PRO form separate sections, 1– 15 and 436–453, because of their very different character); other libraries and record offices in England (arranged under the name of the place for libraries and the name of the county for CROs); libraries and record offices in Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland. For collections in USA see 518–528.

454. London, Bishopsgate Institute

The institute was founded in 1894 and endowed with properties formerly belonging to the parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate. The reference library has a large collection of deeds, 16C to 19C, mostly uncatalogued and mostly relating to the Bishopsgate area, which probably include the title deeds to the site and endowment (45 and elsewhere). The catalogued collections are as follows:

a. Crosby Hall Deeds, 16C (64), transcribed in C. W. F. Goss, Crosby Hall (1908): in same box, papers, incl. view, transcripts, 17C to 19C (152).

b. Deeds 1–172, with card catalogue, 16C to 19C. Deeds before c. 1670 relate to the following parishes and areas:

2: 120, 122–3, 166

11: 73

14: 64–6, 93

19: 6, 30, 35, 138–43

32: 83–91, 94, 145

36: 146

44: 147

49: 104–111

53: 165

64: 26–7, 72–3

78: 138–43

81: 94

87: 132

94: 5, 7

101: see 19

105: 94

119: 126

128: 94

Bishopsgate Street: 2, 4, 6

Mark Lane: 129

St. Mary without Bishopsgate, hospital of (St. Mary Spital): 75–6

c. Document 3 in Deeds sequence 1–172: rental, prob. 17C, estate in 67, 158, Bishopsgate Street, Bread Street, Broken Wharf, Five Foot Lane, Jelly Alley, Long Lane, Old Fish Street, Pudding Lane, Somers Key.

455. London, British Library, Department of Manuscripts (indexed collections)

Many items in this collection deriving from the archives of religious houses and other institutions are described in other entries of this survey. In addition, there are many records derived from a wide variety of sources which are of value for the topographical study of most parts of the city before the Great Fire. These include deeds, rentals, surveys, inventories, petitions, diaries, miscellaneous papers, plans and drawings, and antiquarian or historical collections. The most convenient form of access is via the Amalgamated Index on cards kept in the corridor leading to the Students' Room. This index is made up from the indexes in the printed catalogues of collections (for which see M. A. E. Nickson, The British Library: Guide to the catalogues and indexes of the Department of Manuscripts, 1982), but does not include items from the indexes to additions made between 1756 and 1782 and from 1946 onwards, for which reference should be made to the individual catalogues. London items will be found in the Amalgamated Index under the general heading 'London: City and County' and with reference to more specific locations under the general heading 'London parishes'. It should be noted that the printed indexes, and hence the Amalgamated Index, are often less specific as to locations than the catalogue entries to which they refer, so that many references to particular parishes in the catalogues will simply be covered by the heading 'London' in the index. A detailed index to charters and rolls acquired up to the end of 1900 will be found in Index to the Charters and Rolls in the Department of Manuscripts, British Museum 2 vols., ed.

H. J. Ellis and F. B. Bickley (1900, 1912), which is incorporated in the Amalgamated Index. Several religious houses near London appear in the Amalgamated Index under what may be unexpected headings. Thus, for Clerkenwell Priory, see Finsbury; for Haliwell Priory, see Shoreditch; for St. Giles's Hospital, see Holborn; and for Stratford-at-Bow, see Poplar.

456. London, British Library, Department of Manuscripts (private cartularies)

This section covers private cartularies etc. in BL that appeared from Davis's descriptions (nos. 1186–1344) to contain, or to be likely to contain, London material. Other cartularies were not examined.

a. Badlesmere. Egerton Roll 8724 (Davis, no. 1293): 14C inventory of muniments of lords Mortimer, incl. refs. (box J) to acquisitions of Bartholomew de Badlesmere (43, 77). MS Harley 1240 ('Liber Niger de Wigmore'; Davis, no. 1292): late 14C cartulary, incl. (f. 111) ref. to possessions of Giles de Badelesmere (inn in Aldgate).

b. Braybrooke. MS Sloane 986 (Davis, no. 1206): late 13C cartulary, incl. (ff. 47r-v, 66v, 74v) London refs. (13, 51, unspec.).

c. Darell. MS Harl. 1623 (Davis, no. 1232): 15C cartulary, incl. (ff. 7v–8) rental, 1427 (118, Bishopsgate, Clement's Lane, Milk Street).

d. Macclesfield, John de. MS Cotton Cleop. D vi (Davis, no. 1282): 15C cartulary, incl. refs. (ff. 92r-v, 97v, 98, 121v–122) to advowson of 36.

457. London, College of Arms

a. MS Arundel 33 incl.: f. 162v, receipts, 16C (Warwick Inn); ff. 244–6, valor, 16C (116); ff. 305–10, 312v, inventory, 16C (Carter Lane); f. 313v, lease, 16C (38).

b. MS Vincent 64: late 14C-early 15C private cartulary (not in Davis), incl. (ff. 1–17v) deeds for London properties puchased by Adam Fraunceys and John Pyel (4, 5, 49, 62, 64, 111, 128, 132, Mincing Lane).

c. Combwell Charters: 258–60, deeds, 12C–13C (94); 310/1, 312/4, 326/ 186, letters of attorney and bond, 14C–15C (London).

d. Muniment Room MSS: E.8, rental, 16C (incl. London); L.30A, lease, 17C (71); N.87, copy lease, 17C (144).

458. London, Greater London Record Office

Formed from the former London County RO and Middlesex RO. The reference and index systems of the 2 original repositories have been retained. More details are to be found in separate files on individual accessions. The archive of St. Thomas's Hospital (described under 226) is listed and indexed separately. For probate records see 529, 530.

a. London County RO (Index Card list 3). Refs., mostly 17C, to properties in 2, 18, 19, 23, 43, 46, 53, 62, 145, 152, 156, St. Katharine by the Tower, St. Martin le Grand (incl. alleys), Fenchurch Street, Fleet Street, Gunpowder Alley, Houndsditch, Newgate Market, Old Street, (West) Smithfield, Watling Street. See also E/HOD (Hodson) and E/TD (Tyrwhitt-Drake): unindexed refs. to 20.

b. Middlesex RO (Index Card Lists 1, 'Parish Index . . . City of London', and 2, 'Metropolitan parishes and Westminster.' Some material may be indexed in both. Both also include refs. to 'Extra-mural collections' (EMC) in other record offices, and to Sessions Rolls (SR), but these and other refs. not relating to property are not noted here). Indexed refs., mostly 17C, to 42, 43, 45, 152. See also files on Acc. 349, Radcliffe of Hitchin (deeds, etc., 16C to 17C, concerning 42, 45, 85, 87, Old Fish Street, Trinity Lane) and Acc. 446, Paget/Anglesey Collection (deeds, etc., 16C to 17C, concerning 30, 54, 155; also notes on deeds, etc., 14C to 17C, concerning 25, 152, not deposited).

459. London, Guildhall Library, Manuscripts Department (main MS series)

GL holds several complete or nearly complete archives relating to the city of London, and numerous single documents or small groups, in many cases deposited by B.R.A. but otherwise of undiscoverable origin. The main MS series, numbered for the most part in accession order, is described in the Numerical Catalogue and the Card Catalogue; both contain the same information but the latter is arranged according to the library's London subject classification. The most recent accessions at any time may be uncatalogued, or listed in the Numerical Catalogue only. There is also a series of Additional MSS, consisting chiefly of deeds, listed in a separate catalogue in GL: see 460, below. The contents of the principal deposited archives with material relevant to this enquiry are described elsewhere in this survey: they comprise the records of St. Paul's Cathedral (70–77), the bishop of London's estate (78), livery companies (16–69), city parish, ward, and charity records (275–382, 416), and several hospitals, trusts, and smaller bodies. For probate records see 529, 530.

See P. E. Jones and R. Smith, A Guide to the Records in the Corporation of London Record Office and the Guildhall Library Muniment Room (1950).

a. Deeds.

The deeds in the main MS series, including deeds in the archives listed above, are indexed in the Card Catalogue under L 86 by street, or, when the street is unknown, by parish. That index does not cover the London parochial charities deeds (382), the Additional MSS series (460), most deeds from the early part of the numerical sequence (MSS 1–7137), and any uncatalogued accessions. The following indexes are intended to supplement the GL index, for deeds and similar material dating from before c. 1670 that do not belong to archives or groups described elsewhere in this survey. The first is arranged by parish, and covers all such deeds catalogued by 30 September 1983 (MSS 1–20578). The second, arranged by streets and other localities, covers all such deeds in MSS 1–7137 which cannot be indexed by parish, since some at least of these are not covered under L 86. The L 86 street-index should also be used, therefore, for deeds among MSS 7138–20578 which cannot be indexed by parish.

Parishes

2: MSS 10334, 20530

4: MSS 6187, 7052, 8486, 11476, 14786, 15604, 15606, 19969, 20094, 20181

5: MS 10368

9: MSS 1781, 7871, 8956, 9260, 20544, 20572

10: MSS 15747, 20090, 20547, 20552

11: MSS 10957, 11488

12: MSS 19960, 20534

13: MSS 9577, 10890, 17874, 19962, 20098

14: MSS 10299/1, 10375, 10827, 20093, 20159

15: MS 19949

18: MSS 10327, 20099

19: MSS 1843–4, 2231, 10827, 14773, 19531–40

20: MSS 1846, 1870, 6046, 18441, 19764, 19959, 20070, 20099, 20541, 20562

21: MSS 6827–8, 10589

23: MSS 2228, 3717

25: MSS 7130, 14570, 16957

26: MSS 2907, 3754 (inventory), 14580, 20558–9

32: MSS 10956–7

34: MS 2829

37: MSS 10854, 20573

38: MSS 10327, 10627, 11145, 16953

39: MS 19944

42: MSS 7066, 10957, 14806, 20092, 20171, 20545, 20578

43: MSS 1873, 9411, 10818, 11482, 19945, 19950, 20093, 20521–2

44: MSS 2828, 14001–14010, 19963, 20565

45: MSS 19959, 20073–4, 20098, 20538, 20578

46: MSS 1848, 1856, 1859–60, 1908, 7851, 9841, 11479, 19951, 19957, 20095, 20184, 20537, 20551, 20563

47: MSS 18666, 19942, 19946, 20068, 20077, 20529, 20542–3

48: MSS 385–7, 10956–7, 15747, 20527

49: MSS 20518, 20536

51: MSS 1871, 8489, 8491A

53: MSS 6187, 8486, 11431, 11438, 14772, 14788, 18662, 19962

54: MSS 1854, 1975, 3673, 6367, 8959, 11897, 15747, 18667, 19948, 19952, 19957, 19966, 19968, 20069, 20095, 20098, 20340, 20550

56: MSS 2120–1, 20098

59: MSS 10371, 11970, 20173, 20532, 20535, 20551

60: MSS 15609, 20098

61: MS 20553

62: MSS 829, 14762–3, 15747, 20182, 20519

63: MSS 15610, 20535

64: MSS 828, 15609, 20526, 20569

67: MSS 825, 14574

70: MSS 7845, 10970

71: MSS 7085, 20090

73: MSS 20176, 20531

74: MSS 9849, 14297, 14580

77: MS 7048

78: MSS 7048, 7329/1, 7845, 10970

80: MS 20520

81: MSS 8490A, 8770–1, 8780, 9855, 11106/1, 15608, 20518, 20533, 20539

83: MSS 1858, 16261

85: MSS 10957, 14002, 14007, 14277

87: MSS 9376, 11490, 14009, 19947, 19965

88: MS 20072

90: MS 14772

92: MSS 1857, 7134, 7867, 19955, 19959, 20562

93: MSS 2907, 9645, 20180

95: MSS 7062, 7072, 8490, 8490A, 20071, 20090, 20505

98: MSS 3798, 11332

99: MS 20528

100: MS 20516

101: MS 19961

103: MSS 10320, 20172

104: MSS 7132–3, 7877, 14155, 18872, 20503, 20506, 20507, 20517

105: MSS 11488, 19956, 20071, 20504

106: MS 1871

108: MSS 388–391, 5211, 11437

111: MS 19964

112: MSS 9835, 19953

113: MSS 11432, 20098

119: MSS 7077, 11491, 16905, 20174, 20544

120: MSS 10088A, 10958, 20096

123: MSS 11489, 20100

124: MSS 11478, 11487, 20523, 20555–6

125: MSS 19958, 20091, 20562

126: MSS 7085, 16839

128: MSS 20097, 20179

129: MSS 7069, 20551

131: MS 7880

132: MSS 2907, 8962, 19956

134: MSS 7849, 8963, 9838, 19958

141: MSS 14787, 19943, 19967, 20075, 20178, 20549

142: MS 12163

144: MSS 1864, 20540, 20570

145: MS 8187

148: MSS 7061, 10299/1, 10319, 20076, 20093, 20159, 20183

149: MSS 7871, 11487, 20175, 20177, 20554, 20560–2, 20571–2

151: MS 19964

152: MSS 1872, 2828, 9840, 10370, 10635, 11330, 11897, 15747, 20078, 20483, 20524–5, 20541, 20557, 20566–8

155: MSS 8491, 20072

156: MSS 411, 412, 2476, 3069, 3620, 7587, 7587A, 11143, 19954

157: MS 20160

159: MS 20564

Other localities

Abchurch Lane: MS 3798

Aldersgate Street: MS 2919

Blackfriars: MSS 3738–9

Bucklersbury: MS 1529

Budge Row: MS 377

Cheapside (Westcheap): MS 376

Cornhill: MS 5677

Creed Lane: MS 89

Exchange Alley: MS 6373

Fenchurch Street: MS 2741

Fetter Lane: MSS 1842, 1863

Fleet Street: MS 1851

Friday Street: MS 376

Huggin Lane: MSS 518–19

King Street: MS 3108

Lombard Street: MSS 2825, 6373

Ludgate Street: MS 89

Old Bailey: MS 1852

Old Jewry: MSS 406–7

St. Martin le Grand: MS 826

Shoe Lane: MS 2181

Tennis Court Lane: MS 1720

Thames Street: MS 1720

Tower, precinct or liberty of: MS 20507

b. Transcripts of deeds: records of the partnership of Sir Robert Clayton and John Morris, bankers and scriveners, dating mostly from 1669, incl. copy and abstract deeds from before 1666.

MSS 5286/1, 2: bundles of 17C particulars, rentals, memoranda (46, 71, 77, 104, 142, 156, Abchurch Lane, Austin Friars, Bishopsgate Street, Broad Street, Fleet Street, Gracechurch Street). MS 5386: 17C papers, copy deeds, abstracts of title, 15C–17C; Box 1 (18, 20, 46, 56, 64, 77, 104, 114, 124, 141, Austin Friars, Lombard Street); Box 2 (18, 19, 32, 43, 45, 56, 77, 80, 83, 88, 98, 105, 123, 124, 134, 141, 148, 149, 152, Austin Friars, Broad Street, Lime Street, Lombard Street, St. Katharine by the Tower, East Smithfield).

c. Miscellaneous accounts: a few private a/cs or a/c bks. relating to property are deposited in GL.

MS 2931: a/c bk. of Robert Abbot, scrivener, 1646–52, incl. rents (unspec.). MS 4159: record and a/c bk. of Nicholas Geffe, c. 1593 (26, 152, Cheapside). MS 6238: (part) rental, 1628 (Austin Friars). MS 6437: administrator's a/c of intestate's estate 1623 (156). MS 9277: a/c of executors of Sir Thomas Kneseworth, 1515–23, incl. building of Bishopsgate conduit.

460. London, Guildhall Library, Manuscripts Department (Additional Manuscripts)

This series comprises some 1187 documents (chiefly deeds, 13C to 19C) deposited in GL and CLRO from various sources before 1948. They are described in a numerically-arranged catalogue but are not indexed. The series includes major parts of the archives of the parishes of St. Andrew Hubbard, St. Benet Paul's Wharf, St. Botolph Aldersgate, St. Mary Bothaw, St. Stephen Walbrook, and St. Swithin, and a few documents that are clearly from other parish archives. Where such a provenance can be ascertained the documents are described in this survey under the archive to which they belong. The series also contains documents which may have belonged to the same or other archives, but which cannot be so ascribed with certainty: these are indexed below, with the rest of the series, which has no known provenance. The following index, based on the descriptions in the catalogue of Additional Manuscripts, is to deeds and similar material before c. 1670. The documents are known as GL, Add. MS 1, etc.

Parishes

2: 631, 635–7, 685

3: 727

4: 42, 377–83, 700, 731

5: 825

10: 56, 703, 714–15

11: 1111

12: 1137, 1144–7

13: 598, 623, 853, 1011

14: 662, 836

15: 891, 1136

18: 898–905

19: 646, 827, 870, 1123–35

21: 143–7, 599, 977–9

33: 399, 960–1

34: 1140

36: 873, 878–881

37: 700

38: 198, 202, 208, 239

39: 759

41: 361

42: 374, 375, 724, 761–2

43: 6, 8, 12–13, 20–1, 24–30, 35, 37, 39, 41, 47, ?49–50, 366–9, 722, 764–5, 768, 770–1, 888, 960–1

44: 174, 1033–7

45: 350, 629

46: 360, 629, 723, 730, 860, 1079–82, 1142

47: 373, 375, 721, 871, 1112

48: 601

49: 158, 164, 179, 557, 719

51: 851, 876, 1143, 1151, 1153

53: 1, 4, 42, 629, 643, 692–3, 825, 851, 941–52, 970

54: 388, 751

56: 319

59: 640, 709, 711, 924

60: 1139

61: 40, 42

62: 585, 632, 690, 704, 738–47, 749–50, 752–3, 760, 763, 766, 828, 960–1

63: 707, 1141

64: 630, 658, 667, 687, 826

67: 648, ?656, 664, 681

70: 227, 231, 250, 287

71: 345

74: 200–1, 219, 235, 255, 257, 266, 268, 271–3, 290

77: 698, 712, 856

78: 969, 1011

80: 725

81: 639, 647, 651–2, 663, 679, ?683, 686, 702

83: 40, 638, 668

85: 173, 597, 1028–33

87: 40

89: 626

92: 1076–8, 1083–5

93: 178, 1094

94: 882

95: 694, 782, 784–91, 801–3, 805–10, 812– 18, 820–2

96: 32, 45

98: 600, 634, 666, 678, 825

101: 830

103: 200–1, 203, 255, 257, 266, 268, 271–3, 290, 894, 907

104: 660, 689

105: 99, 825, 1043–60

108: 576–7, 831–42, 844–50

113: 9, 22

114: 48–50, 960

118: 313, 1103

119: 676, ?677, 684, 777, 825, 1070

123: 872, 894

124: 716–18, 824–5, 1138

125: 726, 729

127: 836

129: 735–7, 755–6

131: 626, 645–6, 825

132: 375, 688, 696, 710, 875, 1043–60

134: 654, 675, 708, 960–1

135: 584

136: 160, 162, 167, 180, 606

141: 590, 977–80, 983

142: 38, 710, 1055, 1088–90, 1102

144: 346, 579–80, 811

145: 139, 362–5, 592

148: 641–2, 662, 665, 669–71, 680, 698–9, 781, 783, 792–9, 819, 825

149: 116–17, 825, 895–905, 909–11, 926–9

151: 587, 650, 673, 701, 757, 825, 1087

152: 370–2, 374–6, 655, 674, 691, 705–6, 767, 829, 865–6, 869, 884, 1011, 1118, 1120

155: 139, 653, 854, 1152

156: 232, 713

157: 544, 659, 823, 955–61

158: 825

159: 778

Other localities

London: 36, 81, 82, 90, 91, 161, 169, ?603, 628

Abchurch Lane: 347

Aldgate: 1011

Basing Lane: 825

Bread Street: 624

Broad Street: 627

Bush Lane: 697

Candlewick Street: 836

Chick Lane: 625

Cock Lane: 234

Crooked Lane: 836

Distaff Lane: 989

Fenchurch Street: 157, 960, 1011

Fetter Lane: 1019

Fleet Bridge: 310

Friday Street: 331

Mark Lane: 165, 976, 1011

Old Jewry: 159, 400

'Roplane': 576

St. Katharine's Hospital: 155

St. Martin le Grand: 354, 862

Serjeants' Inn: 384

Shoe Lane: 728

Smithfield, East: 618

Staining Lane: 736

Steelyard: 1011

Thames Street: 230, 358

Trinity Lane: 656

Walbrook: 204, 244

Whitefriars: 386–98, 511–33, 560

Other records

Wills (unspecified): 195, 196, 267, 282, 582, 720, 869a

Bonds (unspecified): 286, 291, 316, 602, 605, 607, 610, 682, 800, 858, 877

461. London, House of Lords

The calendars in HMC (2–7) Third to Eighth Reports contain numerous references to properties and parish churches in the city, 17C. For the small quantity of additional material, see M. F. Bond, Guide to the Records of Parliament (1971).

462. London, Lambeth Palace Library

Records concerning the London properties of religious bodies are dealt with in the entries concerning those bodies. For references with the prefix CM, see D. M. Owen, A catalogue of Lambeth Manuscripts 889 to 901 (Carte Antique et Miscellanee) (1968). Other relevant catalogues are noted below. See also 529f.

a. Deeds etc: CM II/4: deed, 16C (20). CM VI/95: copy of sentence in tithe dispute, 16C (53). CM 27/3: assignment, 17C (Bell Alley). COMM XIb/12: lease, 1609 (114).

b. Records of church estates during the Interregnum. For the records of the administration of the former lands and impropriate tithes of bishops and of deans and chapters over the period c. 1650–1660, see J. Houston, Catalogue of the Ecclesiastical Records of the Commonwealth, 1643–1660, in the Lambeth Palace Library (1968), 66–87. These include minute books and day books recording decisions to grant leases; 'Augmentation Order Books' (records of orders classified according to the committees which issued them); a schedule and abstract of leases; particulars of rents and revenues. There appear to be no counterparts of leases for London properties granted in this period, but for a lease of 1609 catalogued in this series, see above, a. Where appropriate the contents of these records are arranged by counties and most are indexed with reference to place or county (incl. London). Parliamentary surveys at Lambeth which concern London (all valuations of benefices) are indexed in the catalogue. The following item, formerly in the St. Paul's Cathedral archive (WD 51), is not covered by the printed catalogue: Add. Comm. 1, transcript of minute book of persons appointed to deal with bishops' lands, 1647–55 (47, 54, 59, 63, bishop of London's palace, Holborn, Whitefriars).

c. Lists and assessments. MS 272: lists of house valuations and tithe assessments for most city parishes, 1638; substantially printed as The Inhabitants of London in 1638, 2 vols., ed. T. C. Dale (Society of Genealogists, London, 1931). CM VIII/18 and 25: lists of tithe valuations and numbers of communicants for most city parishes, early 17C and 1634. CM VIII/16 and CM IX/54: tithe valuations and names of inhabitants, 1634, and 1638 (93).

d. Papers concerning the London tithe cause, 1634–9. In addition to the specific items noted in c, above, a number of more general items concerning this matter are described in the catalogue entries for CM VIII/ 1–50 and CM IX/1–89.

e. Other collections. A calendar of the Shrewsbury papers in Lambeth Palace Library, ed. E. G. W. Bill (Derbyshire Archaeological Society Record Series 1, 1966 for 1965; HMC, joint publications 6): MSS 695, 709, 697, 699 incl. refs. to sale, and lease of, and repairs to Coldharbour, late 16C (12). Index to the papers of Anthony Bacon (1558–1601) in Lambeth Palace Library (MSS 647–662) (1974): MSS 659–60 incl. refs to lease and finance of Fleet Prison, 16C.

463. London, Museum of London

The museum contains a number of relevant items. In 1983 they were kept in a number of locations within the museum, but there is no guide or list and some items may not have been discovered. The numbers given below are accession numbers.

a. Deeds and similar material. 33.107/1–2: deed and bills, 14C (108, London). A.15611: inquest, early 16C (Soper Lane). 265, A.4254: deeds, 16C (81, Paternoster Row). A.16035–6, 16038–9: will and deeds, 16C– 17C (27). Z.526/2 and two unnumbered items: deeds, 16C–17C (92). 70.81/1, 70.81/3, 70.81/82, 2525/3, 2525/8, 27534, A.15607, A.15615: deeds, 17C (25, 78, 99, 124, 135, Fleet Street, St. Paul's churchyard). 42.39: letters and memoranda at time of Great Fire.

464. University of London, Senate House Library, Palaeography Room (Fuller Collection)

Private collection of misc. deeds from many sources, deposited in Library 1965; only partially listed.

a. 33 boxes, catalogued and indexed by location: Box 4/9, lease 1413 (109); Box 30/15, deed 1502 (9); Box 31/18, deed 1584 (101).

b. 7 cabinets (III, IV, and VI contain seals only). Cabinet I (rough list): I/ 5/7, deed 1551 (44); I/15/5, deed 1656 (152); I/16/5, extract from Husting Roll, 1477 (19, 32, 39). Cabinet II (list and index): II/13/7, lease 1653 (? 4); II/16/31, deed 1440 (144); II/16/38, deed 1596 (12); II/18/34, receipt 1511 (42); II/19/18, deed 1440 (144). Cabinet VII (rough list): VII/9, deed 1591 (152); VII/10, 12, deeds 1642, 1660 (20); VII/11, fine 1651 (46, 92). VII/15, inventory, c. 1660 (unspec., possibly one of preceding); VII/36, deed 1669 (93).

465. Bedfordshire Record Office

Not visited.

a. Miscellaneous. AD 1099: deed, 17C (33). FN 596–600, 601–4, 606, 608–12: deeds, 17C (14, 67, 112, 135, 148). L 75–6 and 24/700–17: lease and paper, 16C–17C (Barbican). L 21/80: deed, 16C (Billingsgate ward). L 24/13, 410: valor, 16C (incl. London). LK 229–47 (calendar in GL, MS 14923): deeds, 17C–19C (45). M 1/13/1–26: deeds, 17C–18C (20, 43). M 1/14/1: deed, 17C (behind mansion of earl of Oxford, probably in 157). M 1/14/2: deed, 17C (Candlewick Street). PO 77–81: deeds, 17C (59, 63). RO 5/255–9: deeds, 16C–17C (5, 54). TW 238: deed, 16C (Aldersgate Street). TW 643: deed, 16C (Chancery Lane). W 3194, 3196: deeds, 17C (18, 59).

b. The Guide to the Bedfordshire Record Office (1957 and supplement to 1962) also mentions the following collections as including London material, some of which may be relevant: St. John (deeds n.d., a/cs from 1652); Stuart (deeds from 1666); Williamson (deeds from 1623); Larken & Co. (deeds from 1663); Preston and Redman (deeds, 13C–17C); Miscellaneous deposits (London deeds, 16C–19C).

466. Berkshire Record Office, Shire Hall, Shinfield, Reading

a. Hunter Papers. D/EHr/T26–9: deeds, 17C (81, 157).

b. Stapleton MSS. D/Est/T16, 57: deeds, 16C–17C (25). D/Est/T17: deeds, 16C–18C (127).

c. Other collections. D/EHe/T2–4: deeds, 17C (20). D/EL1/T28–9: deeds, 17C (34, 105).

d. Bouverie-Pusey MSS should incl. 13C deed (8) mentioned in HMC (6) Seventh Report i, 681a.

467. Birmingham, City Reference Library

Not visited.

a. Baker collection (5573L). Incl. deeds, 16C–17C (4, 54, 108, 144, Gatehorseprison (sic), London).

b. Licences of alienation, 1624–40, found in papers of Thomas Coventry, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal (597244). Each licence has a number and they are arranged topographically as follows: 19 (no. 1113), 151 (nos. 1029, 1179), 152 (nos. 1063, 1095), Aldermanbury (nos. 45, 204), Aldersgate (no. 880), Bishopsgate (no. 876), Charterhouse (no. 42), Cheapside (no. 1173), Cornhill (nos. 189, 362), Cripplegate (nos. 45, 204), Ludgate hill (no. 947), city of London (nos. 206, 261, 286, 362, 382, 215, 319, 441, 457, 587–8, 612, 631, 646, 707, 887).

468. Buckinghamshire Record Office, Aylesbury Not visited.

a. Drake Deeds. AR 112/81: deeds, 15C–17C (19, 152, Broad Street ward, Bucklersbury, Leadenhall Street, Lime Street).

b. Other collections. D/GA/1: grant and valor, 16C (London). D/X/671: grant, 16C (75). D/U/3/4 and D/X/171/36: grants, 17C (68). D/LE/9/16, 17: receipts, 17C (Fresh Wharf).

469. Cambridge, University Library, Department of Manuscripts

CUL MSS concerning the London properties of institutions whose archives are covered by entries in this survey are described in those entries. This entry covers the miscellaneous items. See Catalogue of the manuscripts preserved in the library of the University of Cambridge (6 vols., 1856–67).

a. Dd. 9. 60: memorandum bk. of Robert Chambers of London, c. 1630– 2; incl. (f. 18) note of lands bought (Birchin Lane).

b. Ee. 3. 27: bailiff's a/c, 1640, for manors and London (33); tenants named.

470. Cambridge County Record Office, Cambridge

a. Parish records of Caxton. P 37/25/33–6 incl. copies and recitations of 16C–17C deeds and leases, and a 17C covenant (88).

b. Miscellaneous. TR 324/8: photograph of 15C will (108). 279/T14: lease, 17C (127).

471. Cambridge County Record Office, Huntingdon

Not visited.

a. Manchester collection. DDM 69/3–5, 7, 8: deeds, 17C (20). DDM 24A/ 2, DDM 47B/9: deeds, 17C (42). DDM 20B/5: deed, 16C (St. Bartholomew's Close: probably 33).

b. Heathcote collection. No. 4: deed, 17C (62).

472. Canterbury, Kent, Cathedral Library

For records of Christ Church priory, and subsequently the dean and chapter of Canterbury, in this library, see 127–32.

a. Bothamley deeds, 17C (85).

473. Cheshire Record Office

Not visited.

a. Cholmondeley collection. 13C–16C deeds concerning site of Crutched Friars (53, 141; see also 93). 17C inventory (141).

474. Cornwall County Record Office, Truro

Not visited.

a. Miscellaneous. Buller 203, 203B: deeds (59, 128) and leases (15), 17C. GR 773–9: deeds and leases, 17C (London). DS 25: recital of title, 17C (London). DDT 2034A: letter describing Great Fire.

475. Devon Record Office, Exeter

a. Sidmouth papers. 152M/SO/2, 3: 17C deeds (5, Walbrook).

b. Miscellaneous. DD 30003, 30382–3, 30391, 30495: 15C deeds (89; 30003 also refs. to 24, 62, 157). 96M/92/4: deeds and letters, 16C (152 rectory). DD 30022, 30373: deeds, 17C (54). 2530M/B1/29–30: bonds, 16C (Bishopsgate). 152M/Box 57/2: leases, 17C–19C (Bow Lane). 2530M/L6/5/1, 2530M/E1/1: assignment and valuation, 16C (Old Bailey). 872A/P2 205: mortgage, 16C (London).

c. References to Exeter city collections. 58/3/7/1: 17C deed (city of London). Pearse Boxes 197, Box 1: 17C deeds (Middlesex incl. London).

476. Dorset Record Office

See also 416.

a. Earl of Ilchester's MSS. D 124 (uncatalogued): p. 10 of rough list refers to 15C deed (150).

b. Weld deposits. D 16/T61: quitclaim, 14C (London). D 10/L1: extracts of pleas, 14C (London properties to which Elsing Spital had a claim).

c. Other collections. D 86/T523: incl. 16C and 17C deeds and leases used as covers (14, 132, London). D 10/213: royal order for demolition of houses to prevent spread of Great Fire from Aldersgate, 1666.

d. Crichel Estates MSS, formerly deposited at Dorset Record Office (D 84) but not now (1982–3) accessible: London deeds 15C–19C (3, 31, 36, 37, 41, 46, 49, 52, 59, 62, 74, 77, 78, 81, 83, 90, 95, 99, 152, 155).

477. Durham County Record Office

Not visited.

a. Londonderry Papers. See Catalogue of the documents deposited in the Durham County Record Office by the 9th Marquess of Londonderry, ed. S. C. Newton (Durham, 1969), 70 (D/Lo F 298): release, 17C (145).

b. Strathmore Papers (uncatalogued): incl. some post-17C London deeds and possibly some of earlier date (letter from County Archivist).

478. Essex Record Office, Chelmsford

a. Petre family (D/DP). F238: will 1571 (34). F252/9, 10: will 1583 (42). T271, T286–7, F29, F50, F57: deeds, 1545–1826 (42). T283: deed, 1376 (126). T284: bond, 1474 (62). T285: lease, 1550 (46). E29: register of deeds, 1506–c. 1586 (42). E188: similar register, comp. c. 1620 (42). E24: lease bk., 1554–68 (42). E5: valuation 1567 (42). E6: schedule and valuation c. 1595 (42, 96). E9: valuation c. 1640 (33, 42). E22/2: rental 1645 (33, 42). A1: rent a/cs, 1539–44 (? 42). A83–6: rent a/cs, 1563–5, 1569–71 (42). A2–9: a/cs of household in London (42), 1544–7, incl. (A7) payment for conveying water to house. A41: a/c of household in London (42), 1651–60. A169: building a/cs, 1608 (?33 or 42). F205: vol. of inventories of household stuff, 1562–71 (42). F224: file of inventories, with typed transcript, 1638–9 (42).

b. Other collections. D/DAy T59, 60: deeds, 1599–1635 (100). D/DMs T7/1, 6: deeds, 16C (92, 125, 146). D/DRc T28A: deeds, 1652–1710 (98). D/DRc T29A: deeds, 1529–1716 (80). D/DRc T32: deed, 1668 (93). D/ DRo T6: deeds, 1633–1809 (74, 156). D/DRo 78: deed, 1641 (74, 105, 142, 156). D/DRu T18: leases, 1642–89 (99). D/DRu T20: deed, 1591 (53). D/DSo T28: deeds, 1590–1719 (151). D/DSo T29: deed, 1669 (46). D/DSp T117: deeds, incl. view, 1602–29 (51). D/DSp T118: deeds, 1661– 84 (105). D/DTW T26: deeds, 1622–1801 (77, Eastcheap, New Fish Street). D/DU 161/312: deeds, 1651–83 (51). D/DU 161/353: deeds, 1661–1724 (56, 119). D/DU 414/12–13: copy deeds, 1636–8 (152, 158). D/ DU 450/1: probate of will 1576 (London).

479. Gloucestershire Record Office

See also 159.

a. Batsford Park muniments. D1447 (uncatalogued): 17C deeds (11, 53, 54, 62).

b. Duke of Beaufort's records. D2700 Acc 3702/111.3.1: deed, 15C (71).

c. Earl of Ducie's MSS. D340a/T190–1: deeds, 17C (32, 123).

d. Hicks family papers. D1866/T66–9, F1, L1: deeds, papers, and rentals, 16C–17C (19, 43, 62, 116, 148, 150).

e. Stephens and related family papers (D547a). 17C deeds, as follows: T76 (152), T77 (20, 46), T4/9 (4), T4/10–16 (62, Coleman Street, Crooked Lane, Bishopsgate Street, Wood Street), T4/17 (46).

f. Other collections. D225/Z8: list of tenants in Royal Exchange c. 1600 (photostat in GL, MS 6433). D1305: incl. 16C–17C deeds (152). D1406: incl. 16C deed (20). D1460: incl. 16C deed (45, 119). D1637/T53: deeds, 17C (123). D2025/Box 111: deeds, 17C (46). D3549/Deeds/Box 7a: assignment, 17C (157).

480. Hampshire Record Office, Winchester

See also 257.

a. Basingstoke borough records. 148M71/7/3/1: deeds, 17C (80). 148M71/ 9/2: deeds, 14C to 17C (principally concerning 71; also refs. to 12, 26, 67, 127).

b. Mildmay papers. 15M50/1396, 1558, 1561: return, inquisition, and settlement (152: apparently former property of bishopric of Oxford, see above, 197). 15M50/1604: assignment, 17C (32). 15M50/1613: lease, 17C (54). 16M48/367: deed 16C (46). 16M48/378: deed, 14C (73); 5M58/78: copy of letters patent, 16C (43, 53).

c. Wriothesley family documents (5M53). From 1545 the estate included the advowsons of 20 and 151: see 5M53/230, 272, 1008, (15C–17C grants and an agreement). The extensive property in 20 lay outside the city. The following items also concern London property: 5M53/151–2, will, 16C (13; also refs. to 43, 74, 156); 5M53/214, covenant, 16C (13); 4M62/38, letters patent, 16C (150); 5M53/1543, lease, 16C (63).

d. Other collections. 43M48/316–17, 361–3, 374–5: deeds, wills, Chancery decree, 17C (4). 43M48/117: will, 16C (150). 18M61/Box 30/8: copy deed, 16C (46).

481. Hereford and Worcester Record Office, Worcester

Not visited. See also 261.

a. Norbury family archive. 705: 484 BA 5025/1–10: deeds, 16C–19C (Poultry).

b. Other collections. 705: 99 BA 3375/15 (iii): deeds, 14C–16C (Eastcheap). 009: 1 BA 5401: deeds, 17C (Whitefriars). The following collections incl. 17C deeds concerning London property, but whether this was in the city or not remains uncertain: 705: 260 BA 4000/570; 705: 27 BA 385/27; 705: 580 BA 1628/2.

482. Hertfordshire Record Office

a. Garrard (separate catalogue, indexed). 27030, 27143: deeds, 17C (10). 27423: inventory of goods, 1571.

b. Halsey (separate catalogue, indexed). Deeds, leases wills, 16C to 17C (principally 67, 112, 135; also 19, 42, 54, 62, 92, 111).

c. Lawes-Wittewronge (D/ELw). T98–101, E70–2; deeds, papers, etc., 17C (10, 54, 141, 151, Smart's Key).

d. Panshanger, Earls Cowper (D/EP). T4054–4099: deeds, etc., 16C to 17C (124). T4341–62: deeds, 17C to 18C (19, 64, 156). T4363: deed, 1661 (159). T4365–72: deeds, late 17C (4). T4373–82: papers, incl. plan, concerning rebuilding, 1671–99 (155). D/EP F1: inventory of goods, 1609.

e. Sebright. 15728: deed, 1567 (62). 17309: fine, 1589 (108).

f. Other collections. 5001: fine, 1666 (74, 105, 142, 156). 19720: case depositions, 1565–6 (Thames Street). 75039–41, 75052, 75057, 75059: deeds, 17C to 18C (62). D/EB 1622, T34: deeds, 1591–1670 (78). D/EDp, T86: deeds, late 17C to 18C (26).

483. Humberside County Record Office, Beverley

Not visited.

a. Miscellaneous collections. DDHV 80/1: quitclaim, 17C (54). DDCC 111/25: covenant, 17C (64, 148). DDKP 15/3b: letter patent, 16C (46). DDKP 15/6: covenant, 17C (112, 152, 155).

484. Keele, Staffs., University Library

Not visited.

a. Hatton Wood MSS. M72/25/1–28 incl. deeds relating to 20 (17C), 21 (16C), 32 (14C–16C), 44 (15C–16C), 49 (17C), 53 (14C, 17C), 74 (16C), 78 (16C), 81 (17C), 87 (13C), 103 (16C), 152 (17C), and Walbrook; also part of a subsidy list, 1590.

b. Raymond Richards collection III. 53/4: incl. quitclaim, 13C–14C (158). 49/4: deeds, 17C (Bishopsgate). 43: incl. deed, 17C (St. Paul's churchyard).

485. Kent County Archives Office, Maidstone

See also 210–11.

a. Sackville of Knole (U269): see HMC (3) Fourth Report (Earl de la Warr, Knole MSS) and HMC (6) Seventh Report (Lord Sackville, Knole MSS). Deeds, 17C: T70/1–2 (46, 116); T70/6–7 (46, 54); T90/6, T98/1–4 (54); T98/5 (18). Estate papers: E53, abs. title, c. 1564–1704, and rental with dimensions, c. 1704 (46, 54); E61/2, receipt 1544 (116). L4, Fire Ct. petition, 1667 (46). Accounts: A1/1–6, rent a/cs, 1607–21 (46, 54, 116).

b. Cranfield, with Sackville (U269). Deeds, 17C: T100/3 (2); T102/2 (33). Estate papers: E264, inventories, 1626–32 (33); E265/5–6, E266, quitclaims, rent receipts, 1625–52 (33). Accounts: A389/1–2, A402/1–2, A403, A454/1–8, A508/1, repair and household a/cs, vouchers, c. 1630– 40 (33); A509, bills etc., 1605–41 (incl. 60); cf. A526, household a/cs, Bourchier family (London).

c. De L'Isle (U1475): see HMC (77) De L'Isle and (more recent) list in Kent C.A.O. T257: deeds, 14C (10). T189: deed, 17C (25). M57: extent, 14C (10). A4/3: a/c, 1571–2, incl. repairs to 10. A33/3: a/c, 1573–4, incl. ref. to rent in 'St. Anthony' (?26). 27/4: household a/c bk. at Baynards Castle, 1600–1. References to properties in correspondence, 16C–17C (Aldersgate Street, Baynards Castle, Broad Street, Holborn, Little Britain): see HMC (77) De L'Isle II, pp. 157, 293–4; VI, pp. 133, 528. Petition, 17C (advowson of 18): see HMC (77) De L'Isle VI, p. 7.

d. Denton Court (U805). T15: deeds, 1652–1832 (89). T16: deeds, 1661– 1820 (59). T26: deeds 1569–1880 (Whitechapel).

e. Fane (U282); cf. Stapleton MSS, Berks. RO (466). T81: lease 1576 (4). T129: deed 1633 (127). E32: abs. title, 1667–83 (25).

f. Faunce-Delaune (U145). T2, T61/1–3, T71/3, T101/1, E24–5, E26/1, L14: deeds, leases, will, Fire Ct. decree, etc., 1659–1734 (25). T71/1–2, deeds, will administration, 1621–38 (128).

g. Lambarde: U962/T84–5, U1823/37/T41–2, deeds etc., 1571–1635 (10).

h. Pratt (U840). T142: deeds, 1616–1786 (4, 19, 49, outside London). T189–191: deeds, 1616–1784 (19). T205: deeds, 1621–1740 (4).

j. Smith-Marriott (U513). T1, 15, 16: deeds, 1586–1767 (37).

k. Tufton (U455). T132: deeds 1538–1746 (42). T133, L7: deeds, valuation, 1543–1617, 1631 (152).

l. Warde (U678). T14: deeds, 1661–70 (59). T16: deeds, 1539–1748 (80). T19, deeds, 1659–1687 (119).

m. Other collections. 17C deeds etc.: U1823/1/T46 (63, 75); U1823/1/T47 (124); U2065/T32 (42); U2113/T51 (62).

486. Lancashire Record Office, Preston

Not visited.

a. Earl of Derby (DDK). 1/20 and 5/4: deed and letters patent, 15C–16C (150). 2/8: deed, 15C (43). 6/11 and 9/4: settlements, 16C–17C (20).

b. Other collections. DD1b (unlisted): incl. copy deeds, 14C (112). DDX 444: lease, 17C (81). DDPt (unlisted): incl. deeds, 14C (London). DDM: inventories, 17C (London: property of Viscount Molyneux).

487. Leicestershire Record Office

Not visited.

a. Herrick MSS DG9/2337: assignment, 17C (Cheapside: possibly 159). DG9/2407–22: will and papers, 16C–17C (159).

488. Lincolnshire Archives Office

Not visited.

a. Ancaster. 2 Anc 1/43: deeds, 14C–17C (Barbican: probably 62).

b. Massingberd. 14/1–14: deeds, 16C (58, 131, Trinity Lane).

c. Cragg. 5/2/2/10–12, 16, 17, deeds and leases as follows: 10, 15C (49); 11, 17C (St. Paul's churchyard); 12, 17C (152); 16, 17C (128); 17, 17C (113).

d. Other collections. Aswardby 1B/25: lease, 17C (Paternoster Row). Nelthorpe 3/18 and 7/7: deeds, 16C–17C (83 and St. Katharine's precinct).

489. Manchester Central Library, Archives Department

Not visited.

a. Farrer papers. L1/28/5/1, 6, 7: deeds and inquisition, 16C (92). L1/28/ 12/3: deed, 17C (20, 23).

490. Manchester, John Rylands University Library

Not visited.

a. Bromley Davenport Muniments: incl. 18 deeds, 15C–19C (London).

b. Other collections, see M. Tyson and F. Taylor, Hand-list of Charters, Deeds and similar documents . . . ii (1935) and iii (1975), nos. 277, 3261– 77, 3762, 3774, 4668: deeds, leases, and particulars, 16C–17C (20, 61, Bucklersbury, London).

491. Norfolk Record Office

a. Beauchamp-Proctor papers. BEA 112–256: deeds, 13C–17C (62). BEA 257–9: deeds, 17C (152).

b. Norfolk Record Society deeds and papers. NRS 9457–63 (22 C4), 8069 (24 B 3), 8092 (24 B 4), 8112 (24 B 5), 8133 (24 B 6): deeds 14C–18C (9). NRS 8063 (24 B 3), 8083 (24 B 4), 8122 (24 B 6): deeds, 17C (58). NRS 11188 (26 A 1), 18132 (33 A 2): deed and receipt, 15C–16C (104). NRS 8481 (21 B 3): deed, 16C (111). NRS 8168 (24 C 1): deed, 16C (149).

c. Other collections. KNY 401 (371 × 7): deed, 16C (155). MS 12628 (30 E 4): deed, 17C (19).

492. Northamptonshire Record Office

See also 200–201.

a. Bateman-Hanbury. Deeds, leases, 16C to 17C: BH (K) 407, 502–3 (53); 799–849, 894–928 (104, 132); 929–52 (80); 953–74 (93); 975–1014 (141); 1181 (77); 1235–8 (19); 1254 (20, 46).

b. Bouverie (Delapré). B(D) 187–316: deeds, etc., 16C to 18C (4).

c. Cecil. 27/2: list of deeds, 16C ('Barkley's inn'). 89/3, 5/38, 92/9: deeds, rental, 16C (63). 96/56: grant, 1547 (Fleet Street, Friday Street).

d. Fermor-Hesketh. Boxes AMC 74–5: deeds, 16C–19C (2, unspec.). MTD/D/18/9, MTD/F/28/3: deed, valuation, 16C (London).

e. Finch-Hatton (FH): see catalogue for details. Deeds, etc. 16C to 17C (45, 152, Haberdashers' Hall, Hatton Garden); assessment, 1642 (47); refs. to St. Paul's 1643–6.

f. Gompertz (Glendon). Acc. no. 32: misc. early deeds, incl. grant of rent, 1297 (London).

g. Isham: see catalogue for details. Property in 26, 95; see John Isham, Mercer and Merchant Adventurer, Two Account Books . . ., ed. G. D. Ramsay (Northants. Rec. Soc. 21, 1961), comprising 2 account books and inventory, 1558–72.

h. Papillon. P(L) 241: notebk., 1656–60, with notes of inhabitants (77, Aldgate). P(L) 3: dispute, 1646 (Moorfields).

j. Thornton (uncatalogued). Copy deed, 1634 (26, 74).

k. For 16C–17C material in other collections, see index under 'London' (25, 34, 46, 80, 84, 93, 104, 148, 159, Bridge, Broad Street, Fenchurch Street, Fleet Street, East Smithfield, (West) Smithfield, Thames Street).

l. Buccleuch MSS. For 17C refs. to lease and rent of house in Little Britain, see HMC (45), Fifteenth Report, Appendix VIII, Buccleuch I, p. 214 and Buccleuch III, p. 315.

493. University of Nottingham, Department of Manuscripts (Middleton MSS)

Not visited. See list and HMC (69) Lord Middleton.

a. Deeds and leases, 13C–17C (4, 157, London).

b. Rentals and a/cs, 16C (20).

c. Inventory, 16C (59); letters, 16C (Whitefriars).

494. Nottinghamshire Record Office

Not visited.

a. Portland papers. DD. 4P/18/11–24: will, deeds, and papers, 17C (152, St. Martin le Grand, Wood Street).

b. Savile MSS. DD. SR5: 9A, 10P: leases and papers, 17C, plans, 19C (London).

495. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Department of Western Manuscripts

Bodleian MSS concerning the London properties of institutions whose archives are covered by entries in this survey are described in those entries. This entry covers miscellaneous items, principally deeds, concerning London properties which are to be found in the library.

a. Principal collections of deeds for which there are unified searching aids.

For deeds acquired up to 1878, see W. H. Turner and H. O. Coxe, Calendar of Charters and Rolls preserved in the Bodleian Library (1878): deeds, plans, and inventories, 13C and 15C–17C (26, 51, 62, 104, 124, 150, la Riole (126, 158), Fleet Prison, London). The principal guide to deeds acquired since 1878 takes the form of a topographically-arranged slip catalogue kept in a cubicle near the Selden end: decision on parochial rights, 12C (Smithfield, probably 152); deeds, abstracts of title, wills, inventories, 14C–17C (25, 30, 33, 44, 45, 46, 47, 55, 58, 62, 63, 64, 77, 79, 81, 84, 88, 92, 104, 112, 119, 128, 135, 144, 145, 152, Aldermanbury, Foster Lane, Gutter Lane, Kyron Lane, St. Paul's churchyard, Watling Street, London).

b. Deeds etc. in collections not covered by the guides cited in a above.

MS Ashmole 1544: deed, 17C (116). MS Hatton 97, in flyleaf: lease, 16C (St. Paul's churchyard). Rawlinson MSS: B 66, f. 76, copies of 15C grants (38); C 182, ff. 1–38, copies of grants, settlements, pleas and inquiries, 14C–17C (33); D 548, f. 6, notes of leases, 17C (London Wall near Bishopsgate); D 699, f. 48, copy assignment, 16C (77).

c. Miscellaneous. MS Douce 280: bk. of treatises, 17C, incl. (f. 115) list of artificers and their addresses in the city. MS Add. c. 94: inventories, mid 16C, described in HMC (2) Second Report, Appendix, 101–2 (Ely House in 20).

d. Plans. Gough Maps 21, f. 28: survey of houses, 1670 (53). Ibid, f. 41v: elevation of Newgate, ? pre-Fire. Gough Drawings a. 4, f. 41: plans of property in city ditch. See also a, above, for plans attached to leases.

496. Oxfordshire County Record Office

a. Bly. I/iv/3: schedule of properties, 17C (incl. London). Clayton III/2: brief a/c of rents due to Brasenose College, 1669 (incl. London). Hey. X/ ix/2: will 1670 citing earlier settlement (Aldersgate Street, Old Jewry). Misc. B. I/1: will, 17C (Cheapside). Misc. Essex. IV/1: royal warrant for livery, 17C (104, 111, 157). PL. VIII/2, 4: deeds, 16C (81, 124).

497. Sheffield City Libraries, Archives Division

Not visited.

a. Miscellaneous. B. D. 143: Chancery decree, 17C (30). MD 945: deed, 17C (132).

498. Shropshire Record Office, Shrewsbury

Not visited.

a. Ludford Park. 11/12: deed, 16C (152). 11/68: inquisition, 17C (37, 51, 60).

b. Other collections. BO/1/2/17–18: settlement, 16C (London). 81/288–9: will, 17C (54).

499. Somerset Record Office, Taunton

Not visited.

a. Privately deposited documents (DD). POt 149 and BR/su 21: valuation and deed, 17C (37, 51, 106). PH 177, 205, 216, 219: deeds, 17C (25). AH 57/6: deed, 17C (39, 78). SE 38: inquisition, 17C (Aldersgate Street, Cripplegate).

500. Staffordshire Record Office and William Salt Library

The two collections are adjacent and administered jointly. Not visited. Unless otherwise stated, references are to collections in the record office.

a. Cavanagh-Mainwaring papers. D(W) 1743/3, T 384, T 387–96: deeds, leases, and papers, 16C–17C (31, 76, London).

b. Paget papers. D(W) 1734/1/4/144, 150: deeds, n.d. (54). D(W) 1734/ 1056–62: deeds, 13C, 14C, and 16C (152: a Burton Abbey property, see 123).

c. Stafford papers. For the residence in London, see C. Rawcliffe, The Staffords, Earls of Stafford and Dukes of Buckingham, 1394–1521 (1979), 60, 191. D 641/1/2/4, 5, 260–1: 14C–15C a/cs, incl. receipts of rents, payments to Sawtry Abbey (see 218), repairs (Bread Street: probably 136). William Salt Library, M. 558: valor, 15C (incl. London). D641/1/3/ 3: debts to London tradesmen, c. 1445.

d. Sutherland papers (incl. Leveson-Gower property). D 593/B/2/7/7, D 593/I/4/5/1–6, D 593/C/6/2–23/11: deeds and leases, 16C–19C (London). D 593/A/1/18/15: deed, 14C (141). D 593/B/11: assignment, 17C (25). D 593/A/1/30/14: deed, 16C (Queenhithe and Bread Street ward). D 593/A/ 1/34/6: rent receipt, 15C (probably 141). D 868/1/67: list of Sir John Leveson's property, 16C. D 593/R/1/1/2–5/1: household a/cs, 17C–19C (incl. London).

e. Other collections. D 682/18: assignment, 17C (149). D(W) 1733/1–6: deed, 16C (81).

501. Suffolk Record Office, Bury St. Edmunds

Not visited.

a. 449/2/727–39: deeds and leases, 14C–16C (4, 51, 89, 111, 138, 155). 1341/2/27–8: deeds, 16C–17C (124, 144). 1674/7: deed, 17C (14, 58).

502. Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich

Not visited.

a. Barne collection. HA 53: incl. deeds, 16C–17C (Fleet Street, Ludgate Hill).

b. Saumarez collection. HA 93: deeds, 14C–17C (various parts of London, described in a slip catalogue).

c. Vernon-Wentworth collection. HA 34: 50/21/12.1–3: deeds, 16C–17C (81, 124, 152).

d. Other collections. S1/1/22.12: deed, 17C (Aldersgate Street). S1/14/ 7.2: final concord, 17C (64, 148). HA 24: 50/19/1.3: lease, 17C (Cursitors' Alley). HA 30: 50/22/1.32: deeds, 17C (London).

503. Surrey Record Office, Guildford Muniment Room

a. Loseley MSS (LM). There is a detailed list of the records, which incl.: deeds, 14C–15C (62); deeds and leases, 16C–17C (25, 43, 45, 62, Ludgate, London); papers, 16C (25, Whitefriars precinct); receipts, 16C (25, 71); rentals and a/cs, 16C (18, 25); wills, 15C–17C (parishioners of 25, 32, 157); lay and ecclesiastical subsidy lists, 16C. For the other part of the Loseley collection, see 528. For the whole collection see HMC (6) Seventh Report.

b. Onslow MSS (97). Detailed list comp. 1817: deeds, 17C, lost since 1817 (48, 158); surviving deeds, 17C (20, 54, 85, 88, 138, 152).

c. Other collections. 6/1/9, 10, 28 (1), 29: deeds, 16C (93, 104, 123, Aldersgate). 6/2/85–7: deeds, 17C (93). 20/2/15: schedule of deeds, 17C (Nicholas Lane: probably 134). 21/3/4: deed, 16C (158). 101/1/15, 51, 58, 63, 83: deeds and particulars, 17C (19, 42, 45, 78, 155). 101/2/6 (2): deed, 15C (159).

d. Lists 28: ref. to 16C deed formerly (1950) in possession of H. M. Philipson-Stow (19, 104, 152, 156).

504. Surrey Record Office, Kingston upon Thames

a. Lee Steere. 43/58/285–98, 43/50/1–4: deeds, etc. 1647–1716 (18).

b. Leveson-Gower. 2186/30/25–32, 63, 72: deeds, rental, etc., 1550–1637 (15, 62, 81, 155).

c. Other collections. 26/13/2:18C notebk. with ref. to title and deeds from c. 1616 (St. Clement's Lane).

505. East Sussex Record Office, Lewes

Not visited.

a. Danny Archives. See The Danny Archives: a Catalogue, ed. J. A. Wooldridge (1966), 99–102, 116–17: deeds, leases, wills, 16C–17C (45, 54).

b. Frewen Archives. See A Catalogue of the Frewen Archives, ed. H. M. Warne (1972), p. 12, nos. 491–518: deeds, 16C–17C (London).

c. Glynde Place Archives. See Catalogue of the Glynde Place Archives, ed. R. F. Dell (1964), pp. 131–2, MSS 1342–5: deeds, 1329–1408 (9, 19, unspec.).

d. Sussex Archaeological Society Collections. CO 638–708: deeds, 16C– 18C (45, 78). CO c/18, 93–104: deeds, 16C–17C (45, 78, 138, Gracechurch Street). G 21/18, 19: deeds, 16C (92, Lambeth Hill). M 750–2: deeds, 17C (85). OR 327: assessment, 17C (Candlewick Ward). RF 12/ 31, 34–6: deeds, 17C (46, 54). A 220, 279: deeds, 17C (155). B 805: deeds, 17C (152).

506. West Sussex Record Office, Chichester

See also 139–40 and 434.

a. Goodwood MSS. E 304: 17C deed (42); see The Goodwood Estate Archives i, ed. F. W. Steer and J. E. A. Venables (1970), 45.

b. West Dean MSS. 16C and 17C deeds (20, 53, 71, 78, 104, 134, 148, 152); see K. J. Wallace, 'A Calendar of part of the West Dean Estate Collection' (submitted in part requirement for University of London Diploma in Archive Administration, 1966).

c. Wiston MSS. 16C and 17C deeds (12; also refs. to 10, 62, Tower Street); see The Wiston Archives: a catalogue, ed. J. M. L. Booker (1975).

507. Warwick County Record Office

Not visited.

a. Miscellaneous. CR 26: deeds, 16C–19C (London). CR 114/1: deed, not dated in list (London). CR 162: deeds, 17C–18C (London). CR 764: deeds, 16C–18C (68, Gracechurch Street).

508. Wiltshire Record Office, Trowbridge

See also 216–17.

a. Archive of earl of Radnor. 490/71: deeds, 16C–18C (54, Whitefriars). 490/558–62: deeds, 16C–17C, and a plan, 17C (Whitefriars). 490/627: deed, 16C (152).

b. Other collections. 56/9: deed, 17C (36). 283/159: lease, 17C (63). 515/ 93: lease, 17C (New Fish Street). 753/1: commonplace bk. incl. copy deeds, 16C–17C (Fetter Lane). 332/207: deeds, 17C (45). 490/63/3: deed, 17C (152).

509. York, City Archives Department

Not visited.

a. A 14C quitclaim (63) is entered in the city's memorandum book: York Memorandum Book iii, ed. J. W. Percy (Surtees Society 186, 1969), p. 19. There may be similar entries in unpublished records, but there are no index refs. to them.

510. Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds

Administered from the West Yorkshire Record Office.

a. Papers of duke of Leeds. DD5/9 (Box 3, in process of being listed): incl. deeds, 16C–17C (37, 38, 39, 51, 87, 90, 93, 98, 125, 126, 150).

b. Akeroid/Thomlinson papers. MS 149: incl. deeds, 17C (116).

511. Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales

Not visited.

a. Deeds and leases. Badminton Deeds and Documents (permission needed to consult), 1192–3: deeds, 15C (71). Chirk Castle MSS and Documents (Group F), 273, 1053, 1666, 5542: deeds and leases, 16C–17C (18, 38, 141). Downing Deeds, 70: will, 16C (152). Llangibby Castle Deeds and Documents, B1848, C873: letters patent, 16C (62), and lawsuit 17C (53). A. R. Llewellin-Taylour Deeds and Documents, 78–9, 81: deeds, 16C (32, 46). Milborne Papers and Documents, 2078, 2083: lease and will, 17C (18, 62). Wynnstay Deeds and Documents, L112: deed, 17C (51).

b. Other material. Chirk Castle MSS and Documents (Group F), 1253: assessment list of subscribers to Welsh expedition, 1643–4 (numerous London parishes). Calendar of Wynn (of Gwydir) papers 1515–1690 in National Library of Wales and elsewhere (1926): principally letters incl. many refs. to business and localities in the city.

512. Clwyd Record Office, Hawarden

Not visited.

a. Trevor-Roper muniments. D/PT/694–5: deeds, 17C (123). D/PT/696– 725: deeds, 14C–18C (26, 30). D/PT/726: deed, 15C (11).

b. Other collections. D/E/2262: deed, 17C ('Lady Lane', perhaps for Lad Lane). D/E/2198–211: deeds, 16C–18C (incl. Mark Lane, Thames Street, and perhaps also Blackfriars and Queen Street).

513. Dyfed Archives: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Haverfordwest

Not visited.

a. Miscellaneous. D/LP/658: deed, 17C (44).

514. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland

Not visited.

a. Ch. 1245–6 (Neilson collection): 2 deeds, 17C (23, 105); noted in Catalogue of MSS acquired since 1925 (1938–82), vol. 2. Ch. 5771: inspeximus, 1539, concerning lands of St. Paul's; noted in Catalogue, vol. 4.

515. Edinburgh, Scottish Record Office

Not visited. See 'Material in Scottish RO relating to London' (typescript list, 1981; for exhibition purposes, not exhaustive). The following references are taken from this list.

a. GD 18 (Clerk of Penicuik muniments): incl. letters and papers, c. 1630–70, to and from John Clerk, merchant, in London.

b. RH 15/22/10 (Register House Series, misc. papers): household bk. of Dame Barbara Cob, York and London, 1662–99.

c. RH 9/6/11 (Register House Series, bills and legal): indenture, 1627, ? concerning London property.

d. Wills: references to London/Londoners, taken from Scottish Rec. Soc. Indexes to Registers of testaments in General Register House, are noted in 'Material . . . relating to London', 55–6. Some of these may be Westminster; the only specific locality mentioned is Blackfriars.

516. Edinburgh University Library, Department of Manuscripts

Not visited. See HMC (72) Laing MSS . . . in the University of Edinburgh i, p. 156: 17C deed (54).

517. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast

Not visited.

a. Ker family papers. D. 892, B, C, D: deeds and leases, 17C (94, 145, 156).

b. D. 1556/20: deeds, survey, a/cs, 17C (New Fish Street).

Footnotes

1 . No replies were received from: North Yorkshire County Record Office, Northallerton; Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office, Stratford-upon-Avon.