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CAPON, CAMPBELL, CLARE AND CLARE {SOLICITORS}

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2413
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: CAPON, CAMPBELL, CLARE AND CLARE {SOLICITORS}
Date(s): 1850-1947
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.33 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Capon, Campbell, Clare and Clare | solicitors

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

A deed is any document affecting title, that is, proof of ownership, of the land in question. The land may or may not have buildings upon it. Common types of deed include conveyances, mortgages, bonds, grants of easements, wills and administrations.

Conveyances are transfers of land from one party to another, usually for money. Early forms of conveyance include feoffments, surrenders and admissions at manor courts (if the property was copyhold), final concords, common recoveries, bargains and sales and leases and releases.

An assignment of term, or assignment to attend the inheritance, was an assignment of the remaining term of years in a mortgage to a trustee after the mortgage itself has been redeemed. An assignment of a lease is the transfer of the rights laid out in the lease to another party, usually for a consideration (a sum of money).

Probate (also called proving a will) is the process of establishing the validity of a will, which was recorded in the grant of probate. If a person died intestate (without a valid will) their money, goods and possessions passed to their next of kin through an administration (or letters of administration) which had the same form in law as a will.

Abstract of title is a summary of prior ownership of a property, drawn up by solicitors. Such an abstract may go back several hundred years or just a few months, and was usually drawn up just prior to a sale.

A covenant or deed of covenant was an agreement entered into by one of the parties to a deed to another. A covenant for production of title deeds was an agreement to produce deeds not being handed over to a purchaser, while a covenant to surrender was an agreement to surrender copyhold land.

From the British Records Association "Guidelines 3 - Interpreting Deeds: How To Interpret Deeds - A Simple Guide And Glossary".

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1850-1947, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising deeds, conveyances, mortgages, leases, abstracts of title, wills and other legal documents relating to properties in: Rutts Terrace and Dennett Road, Peckham Choumert Road, Bellenden Road and Copleston Road, Peckham Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham Casella Road and Addiscombe Road, New Cross William Street, London Street and Copenhagen Street, Islington 47 Rectory Square, Stepney Moiravale (formerly Springfield), lower Teddington Road, Hampton Wick.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

ACC/2413/001 - 146

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted in 1987 (ACC/2413)

Allied Materials

Related material:

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:
July to October 2009

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