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A Survey of Documentary Sources for Property Holding in London before the Great Fire. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1985.

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Research for this survey was undertaken as part of the work of the Social and Economic Study of Medieval London, funded by the Social Science Research Council, 1979–83 (grant number D00/23/004), attached to the Institute of Historical Research, and housed and assisted by the Museum of London.

In compiling the survey we have had help from many quarters. We would like to thank, first, the archivists and librarians of public collections for assistance on our visits and for answers to written queries. We are particularly grateful to those private persons, and to the governing bodies of those livery companies, cathedrals, Oxford and Cambridge colleges, schools, and other institutions, who keep their own records, for allowing us to see them, and to their librarians and archivists for assistance in doing so. The following have helped with advice or by providing copies and notes from records: Caroline Barron, Christopher Brooke, Martha Carlin, Chris Cooper, Tony Dyson, Judith Green, Jonathan Hunn, Jean Imray, Gillian Keir, Betty Masters, Rosalind Ransford, Carole Rawcliffe, John Schofield, Anne Sutton, and Colin Taylor. Joanna Mattingly, assistant to the Social and Economic Study of Medieval London, checked several sources and lists, and typed the whole text. Our special thanks are due to William Kellaway, without whose help and encouragement neither this survey nor the Social and Economic Study of Medieval London would have come into being.