A Survey of Documentary Sources For Property Holding in London Before the Great Fire London Record Society, 22. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1985.
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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.
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;
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.
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:
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.
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.
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. 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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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. 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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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. 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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.