|Reference code(s)||: GB 0074 O/108|
|Held at||: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection|
|Full title||: HITCHINS FAMILY|
|Level of description||: Collection|
|Extent||: 0.15 linear metres (24 documents).|
|Name of creator(s)||: Various.|
Curzon Street runs between Fitzmaurice Place and Park Lane in Mayfair. In around 1715 the land in this area was purchased by a Derbyshire baronet, Nathaniel Curzon. Building began in the 1720s although much of the north side remained open until the 19th century. It became a fashionable address, and was well known for the Mayfair Chapel where illicit marriage ceremonies were performed without banns or licence, until the 1754 Marriage Act stopped the practice.
Information from The London Encyclopaedia, eds. Weinreb and Hibbert (LMA Library Reference 67.2 WEI).
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Hitchins family, comprising documents relating to the ownership of 39 Curzon Street, Mayfair, 1769-1921, including leases, abstracts of title, wills, assignments, schedules of fixtures, plans and elevations, and undertakings to repair.
Access & Use
Language/scripts of material:
System of arrangement:
O/108/001 to O/108/026.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Gifted to the Archive in 1950.
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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