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Reference P/MIS
Covering dates 1693-1990
Held by Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
Extent 446 Files

Contents:
The collection consists of material gathered from across the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and is predominantly made of miscellaneous property records. It also includes school, business and probate records, along with correspondence and other family papers.



Correspondence of Edward Heslop Smith, G.M.  P/MIS/1  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8473]

Correspondence of Edward Heslop Smith, G.M. (d. 1963) when Chief Warden of Poplar, June and July 1945, regarding the last issue of the Wardens' Bulletin.  P/MIS/1  1945


Related information: [A copy of the bulletin donated with this correspondence is in the Local History Library; ref: LP 9388]

Draft copy of "Action and Research in Youth and Community Work"  P/MIS/2  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8747]

Draft copy of "Action and Research in Youth and Community Work: A research study of the Avenues Unlimited Project in East London", by John Edginton; Institute of Community Studies, 1978, with a forward by Terry Powley, and covering letter from the latter to Harold Finch, 5 Dec 1978.  P/MIS/2  1978


Related information: [A copy of the published version is held in the Local History Library: LP. 4389, class 360].

Counterpart lease of 3, 4 and 5 Charles Street, Mile End  P/MIS/3  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8752]

Counterpart lease; Robert Bayly of 12, Queen Square, Bloomsbury, at the direction of Charles Thorpe of Devonshire Street, Mile End Old Town, yeoman, to William White of Morpeth Street, Bethnal Green, revenue officer; 21 May 1840.  P/MIS/3  1840

Conveyance of 52-60 Gough Street, Poplar  P/MIS/4  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8753]

Conveyance; Francis Pigott of Heckfield Heath, Hampshire and his mortgagees to The Reverend James Back of Elm Grove, Hanwell; 31 Oct 1860; includes plan.  P/MIS/4  1860

PAPERS OF SIR DANIEL J GOOCH  P/MIS/5  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8760/c]

Declaration of James Pearce Lewin of Boreham, Essex, land steward regarding premises in Bethnal Green Road (no 203A), Turin Street, Thorold Street and Union Street, Bethnal Green, contracted to be sold by John Lional Tufnell Tyrell of Boreham to Sir Daniel J. Gooch, Bart.; 12 November 1900.  P/MIS/5/1  1900

Acknowledgement by George L. Whately of Lincolns Inn Fields, solicitor, and another, of the right of Sir Daniel Fulthorpe Gooch to production and delivery of documents relating to the Tyrell estate in Bethnal Green; 15 Nov 1900.  P/MIS/5/2  1900

Lease of eleven houses in Thomas Street, Ratcliffe  P/MIS/6  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8760/a]

LEASE; Andrew Kennedy Hutchison of Threadneedle Street (by the direction of Jacob Temple of 5, Sidney Place Commercial Road, cabinet maker) to William Salmon of 22 Red Lion Street, Holborn; 19 Sep 1831; includes plan.  P/MIS/6  1831

PAPERS OF SYDNEY RIHILL  P/MIS/7  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8761]

Sales particular of properties in Forest Gate, Plaistow, 20, Teviot Street, Poplar and the leasehold ground rent of 167 and 169, Burdett Road, Bow, to be sold by auction on 31 May 1923, with agreement form confirming the purchase of the latter by Sydney Rihll of Sharesbrook, 7 Jun 1923.  P/MIS/7/1  1923

Draft assignment of lease of 167 and 169, Burdett Road, Limehouse; Albert Allen Nichols of Leytonstone and another to Sydney Rhill of South Woodford, restaurateur; 19 Jul 1923.  P/MIS/7/2  1923

Draft assignment of the property as above; Sidney Rhill of Brighton and Joseph Major Finer of 167, Burdett Road, building contractor; 19 Jun 1944.  P/MIS/7/3  1944

Appointment and release of 5, Heath Street, Stepney  P/MIS/8  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8762]

Benjamin King of Limehouse, boat builder and Henry Ramsey of Limehouse, boat builder, to Thomas James Williamsof Brook Street, Ratcliffe, pilot, and William Andrew Osgood of School House Lane, Ratcliffe, pilot; 8 Jul 1813; includes plan.  P/MIS/8  1813

School Certificates of Blanche and Beatrice Collins  P/MIS/9  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8775]

London County Council certificate for regular attendance, etc. and proficiency awarded to Blanche Collins of Wilmot Street LCC Elementary School, 21 Jul 1915.  P/MIS/9/1  1915

London County Council Elementary School Swimming certificate awarded to Beatrice Collins, aged 12, of Wilmot Street School, Oct 1916.  P/MIS/9/2  1916

London County Council certificate for good conduct, industry and attendance during the year 1916-1917, awarded to Beatrice Collins of Wilmot Street School, Girls' Department.  P/MIS/9/3  c.1917

Papers of Albert Frederick Coare (1902-1971) of Limehouse, Docker  P/MIS/10  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8776 & TH/8840]

Correspondence with the Housing Department of the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney and tenancy agreements between the Council and Albert Frederick Coare re 9, Greaves Cottages, Halley Street, Limehouse Fields, 1949-1952.  P/MIS/10/1  1949-1952

Cover for certificate of registration as a port transport worker containing letter re Dock Labour (Compulsory Registration) order, May 1942; abstract of the Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Scheme, 1947; notice re the Essential Work (Dock Labour) Order, Mar 1942; Letter from Litchfield & Soundy, Ltd. of Gun Wharves, Wapping High Street, re unofficial strike action, 25 Jun 1948; letter from Brooks and Gun Wharves Ltd. giving notice of termination of employment, 3 Oct 1968; letter from the Transport & General Workers' Union re retirement benefit, Jul 1969; and leaflet re The Port Employers and Registered Dock Workers Pension Scheme, 1960.  P/MIS/10/2  1942-1969

Certificates of Henry Bramley and Isabella Colgg  P/MIS/11  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8788]

United Kingdom Band of Hope Union certificate of merit awarded to Henry Bramley, 31 May 1913.  P/MIS/11/1  1913

London Schools Swimming Association, Bethnal Green Branch, 1st class certificate granted to Henry Bramley, 9 July 1914.  P/MIS/11/2  1914

London County Council, Columbia Street School, Bethnal Green, Scripture Knowledge certificate awarded to Henry Bramley, 1914.  P/MIS/11/3  1914

London Schools Swimming Association, Bethnal Green Branch, 1st class certificate granted to Isabella Clogg, 28 June 1916.  P/MIS/11/4  1916

London Schools Swimming Association, Advanced Life Saving certificate awarded to Isabella Clogg, 10 Oct 1916.  P/MIS/11/5  1916

London County Council Elementary School Swimming Certificate awarded to Isabella Clogg, aged 12, of Somerford Street School, Bethnal Green, in the educational year, 1916-17.  P/MIS/11/6  1917

London County Council, Somerford Street School, Girls' Department certificate awarded to Isabella Clogg for good conduct, industry and attendance during the year 1916-17.  P/MIS/11/7  1917

Letter to W.W. Usher re the Commercial Road  P/MIS/12  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8807]

Letter to W.W. Usher of the White Lead Works, Buckle Street, Whitechapel, 26 Aug 1809, from Thomas Baker, Clerk to the Commercial Road Trust with a copy of an estimate by the Trust's Surveyor relating to property at the corner of Church Lane, Whitechapel, 21 Aug 1809, and draft of Usher's reply, 26 Aug 1809.  P/MIS/12  1809

Will of Dinah Barry  P/MIS/13  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8808]

Will of Dinah Barry (formerly Dinah Huckwell), wife of Thomas Barry of St. Thomas, Southwark, merchant, 1 Aug 1723, with probate, 1728; property includes a rent charge from the manor of Oxstead, Surrey, three messuages in Still Alley and Pelham Street, ground rent from properties in Brick Lane and Pelham Street, a warehouse in Brick Lane (in the Occupation of Joseph Truman & Co.) and a messuage in New George Street, Bethnal Green in the occupation of Peter Margaret, weaver.  P/MIS/13  1723; 1728

Copy Marriage Register Entry of John Hallam and Mary A. Mitchinson  P/MIS/14  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8809]

Copy of marriage register entry of the marriage of John Hallam of St. George, Southwark, widower and Mary Armstrong Mitchinson, spinster of Stepney, by consent of Ralph Mitchinson her uncle and guardian, at St. Dunstan's, Stepney, 21 Jan 1786; copy made 29 may 1830.  P/MIS/14  [1786] ;1830

PAPERS RELATING TO THE ESTATE OF ARMANDO CINI IN WHITECHAPEL AND ST. GEORGE-IN-THE-EAST  P/MIS/15  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8821]

Evidences of Title re 10, Grace's Alley, Whitechapel  P/MIS/15/1  [n.d.]

Sale particulars of properties to be sold by auction by orders of the Trustees of J.H. Tarrant, Esq., deceased; lot one being the freehold ground rent of licensed premises known as "The American Stores", 10, Grace's Alley, with contract of sale to Henry William Martin of Streatham Hill, 25 Aug 1887.  P/MIS/15/1/1  1887

Conveyance of 10, Grace's Alley; The Trustees of the Will of J.H. Tarrant to Henry William Martin; 29 Sep 1887.  P/MIS/15/1/2  1887

Conveyance of 10, Grace's Alley; The Rev. John Grainge Leonard of Pimlico and Philip Herbert Peeler of Victoria Street, London, to Armando Cini of Cricklewood; 10 Aug 1934; includes plan.  P/MIS/15/1/3  1934

Evidences of Title re 208 and 209, St. Georges Street, George-in-the-East  P/MIS/15/2  [n.d.]

Conveyance of 208, St. Georges Street; William Benson of Hertford to Gustav Wachner of 13, Ship Alley, St. George-in-the-East, 23 Apr 1901.  P/MIS/15/2/1  1901

Conveyance of 209, St. Georges Street, William Benson to Mrs. Dinah Koski of Canonbury, 4 Jul 1998; includes plan.  P/MIS/15/2/2  1901

Mortgage to secure £1,600 and interest, Mrs D. Koski to Charles James Symonds of Portland Place, 9 Dec 1913, with receipt endorsed, 16 Dec 1926; with schedule of documents passed to Armando Cini by Messrs Chandler, Sykes and Dore, Sep 1931.  P/MIS/15/2/3  1913; 1926; 1931

Conveyance of The Brickfield, Limehouse  P/MIS/16  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8828]

Draft conveyance of The Old Brickfield, Limehouse; The Rev George Ferris Whidborne of Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire, Rosa Lucy Whidborne of Torquay, Anna Eliza Elverson of Dover to the London County council; 22 Aug 1902; includes plan.  P/MIS/16  1902

Assignment, re Thomas Leach of Whitechapel Bankrupt  P/MIS/17  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8829]

Assignent, in the matter of Thomas Leach, late of Graces Alley, Wellclose Square, whitechapel, haberdasher dealer and chapman; The Commissioners of Bankruptcy to Joseph Barlow of Frederce's Place, london, merchant, John Finch Holding of Newgate Street, London, ribbon manufacturer, and John Craven of Stamford Hill; 21 Feb 1807.  P/MIS/17  1807

Letter from John Fothergill of Tower Hill to his brother Richard  P/MIS/18  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8830]

Letter from John Fothergill, corn factor, of 25, Savage Gardens, Tower Hill, to his brother Richard in Westmorland, 10 Apr 1840  P/MIS/18  1840

Contents:
Speaks of his business affairs, dislike of the Corn Bill, large loan to a farmer in Essex, etc. as well as family matters; letter is written on a printed sheet with wholesale prices for grain, etc, published by John Fothergill, 6 Apr 1840.

Copy of Adjudication re a boundary dispute in Half Moon Passage, Whitechapel  P/MIS/19  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8831]

Copy of an adjudication made under the London Building Act of 1894 re a boundary dispute between Messrs B. Morris and Sons Limited and Messrs Keysell Brown's premises in Half Moon Passage, Whitechapel; 14 Jun 1910; includes plans of party walls.  P/MIS/19  1910

Evidences of Title re 144-150 (even nos.), Fairfoot Road, Bromley  P/MIS/20  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8824]

Mortgage, William Gibbs of Lower Norwood, Surrey, builder, to William Rayner of Gravesend, Kent, builder, 27 Apr 1870; with reassignment of 16 Jun 1871 endorsed.  P/MIS/20/1  1870;1871

Mortgage, William Gibbs to the Trustees of the Lombardian Benefit Building Society, 17 Jun 1871.  P/MIS/20/2  1871

Assignment, William Gibbs to Stephen Collier of Lower Norwood, baker, 3 May 1878.  P/MIS/20/3  1878

Mortgage, Stephen Collier to the Upper Norwood Building Society, 4 May 1878.  P/MIS/20/4  1878

Assignment, Stephen Collier to Thomas Osborn of "The Duke of Edinburgh", Fairfoot Road, licensed victualler.  P/MIS/20/5  1881

Assignment of 35-37 Royal Mint St  P/MIS/21  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8838

Assignment of 35-37 Royal Mint St., St. Botolph Aldgate; Dorothy Holding of Blackheath, Kent and others, to Frances Karby and Sarah Ann Jeula, both of Edmonton; 15 Sep 1862.  P/MIS/21  1862

Sales Particulars of Property in Blackwall  P/MIS/22  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8823

Sales particulars of nos. 1 and 2, Lumsden Street and 14, 16, 22 and 24, Gaselee Street, Blackwall, to be sold by auction, 30 Jan 1881.  P/MIS/22  1881

Evidences of Title to 316 and 318, High Street, and Hanks Court, Poplar  P/MIS/23  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8823

Lease of 316 and 318 High Street and Hanks Court and the four houses therein; George Young of St. Dunstans Hill, City of London, stationer, to Louis Hagmaier of 318, High Street, Poplar, pork butcher; 19 Nov 1891; with receipt attached, 24 Nov 1896; includes plan.  P/MIS/23/1  1891; 1896

Declaration of trust relating to the property as above; Charles William Hagmaier of 316 and 316 High Street Poplar, pork butcher, to John Hagmaier; 29 Nov 1912.  P/MIS/23/2  1912

Deed of covenant and indemnity relating to the property as above; John Hammond (formerly Hagmier) to Charles William Hammond (formerly Hagmier), both of Chalks Farm, Great Waltham, Essex; 30 July 1917  P/MIS/23/3  1917

Contents:
Refers to damage to premises caused by anti-German riots.

Evidences of Title of 41, Fulbourne Street, Whitechapel  P/MIS/24  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8825

Assignment of lease of a piece of ground with three brick messuages on the south sude ot Thomas Street, Whitechapel; Peter Holme of William Street, St. George-in-the-East, gentleman, to Charles Coulden of Wilkes Street Spitalfields, weaver and Samuel Coulden of Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, gentleman; 9 May 1811  P/MIS/24/1  1811;1830

Contents:
Endorsed is an assignment of a quarter part share of the interest in the lease; Joseph Coulden of Red Lion Court Spitelfields, cutler, to Samuel Coulden; 13 Jan 1830.

Assent of Herbert Stafford Stevens of Peckham, general stores dealer, in respect of 41 Fulbourne (formerly 6 Thomas Street) Whitechapel, the estate of Mary Ann Rebecca Stevens (d.1934); 18 oct 1934.  P/MIS/24/2  1934

London County Council certificates in respect of the numbering and change of name of Thomas Street, 26 Sep 1946.  P/MIS/24/3  1946

Lease of Premises in Fore Street, Limehouse  P/MIS/25  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8819

Counterpart lease of a messuage and wharf on the south side of Fore Street, Limehouse in the occupation of Messrs. Mills and Jay, abutting north on Fore Street, east on a messuage in the occupation of Duncan Dunbar, south on Limehouse Dock and west on a messuage belonging to Mark Hodgson; Robert Froggatt of 23, Sun Street, Bishopsgate, clothier, to George Atkins Mills and Charles Jay of St. Mary at Hill, City of London, coal factors; 16 Dec 1844.  P/MIS/25  1844

Evidences of Title of 238 (formerly 23) Bethnal Green Road  P/MIS/26  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8825

Conveyance of dwelling house shop and premises, no. 23 Bethnal Green Road; John White of Derbyshire and his mortgagees and John and Edward Atkins, both of 98 Brick Lane, Bethnal Green Road, reed makers; 30 Sep 1848; includes plan.  P/MIS/26/1  1848

Mortgage of the property as above; John and Edward Atkins to George Hawke Kemp of Spital Square and other trustees of the Imperial Benefit Building Society and Accumulating fund; 9 Oct 1848; with endorsement, 4 Feb 1856.  P/MIS/26/2  1848;1856

Conveyance of 238 (formerly 23) Bethnal Green Road; Edward Atkins of Walthamstow, reed maker, John Charles Atkins of Ilford, licensed victualler, Arthur George Gooding of Leytonstone, glass manufacturers manager and John Edward Firminger of Loughton, wine and spirit merchant, to John Tapping of 277, Bethnal Green Road, carver and fret cutter; 18 Oct 1906; with memorandum endorsed, 1908.  P/MIS/26/3  1906;1908

Lease of Premises in Mount Street  P/MIS/27  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8819

Lease of seven messuages in Mount Street, near Whitechapel Road, in the Parish of Stepney; The Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of London to William Green of Brick Lane, bricklayer; 2 Dec 1806  P/MIS/27  1806; 1809; 1861

Contents:
On which is endorsed: a memorandum that license has been granted to assign the lease to Mary Elizabeth Bushnan of Red Lion Street, 3 Jan 1809; assignment of lease, William Green to Mary Elizabeth Bushnan, 9 Jan 1809; and memorandum that license has been granted to Alfred Howard, Devisee of estates vested in Jonah Hindman in trust who was surviving executor appointed by the will of Mary Elizabeth Bushnan deceased, to assign the lease to Mary Elizabeth Pringle Bliss of Brussels, widow, Margaret McCrea of Southampton, widow and Josephina Bushnan, also of Southampton, spinster, 26 Jun 1861; includes plan.

Evidences of Title of Jarvis Holland to property in Bethnal Green  P/MIS/28  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8819

Release and discharge of copyholds of five brick tenements with yards and gardens, etc. on the south side of a capital messuage called Kirby Castle, lately erected on land where outhouses sometime belonging to Kirby Castle and a house sometime called the Farm House formerly stood, and also a piece of land or garden ground adjoining containing 300 feet by 70 feet which together with the land on which the said five tenements are erected was formerly called three Acres, and also a piece of land called Stoney Rock Field containing six acres and three roods; Henry Rutt of Fenchurch Street, London, glover and surviving Trustee named in the will of John Notcutt, late of Ipswich, linnen draper, deceased, William Notcutt, linnen draper, Sarah Notcutt, spinster, Martha Notcutt, spinster, John Norcutt, grocer, and Thomas Forster Notcutt, gentleman, all of Ipswich, to Jarvis Holland of Great St. Helens, London, merchant; 22 Mar 1788.  P/MIS/28/1  1788

Bond in the sum of £1,200; William Notcutt, linnen draper, Sarah Notcutt, spinster, Martha Notcutt, spinster, John Notcutt, grocer and Thomas Forster Notcutt, gentleman, all of Ipswich, to Jarvis Holland of Great st. Helens, London, merchant; 25 Mar 1788.  P/MIS/28/2  1788

Copy of court roll of the manor of Stepney, admitting Jarvis Holland to a dwelling house and other outbuildings and a manufactory called the Archill Manufactory built on the east side of Kirby Castle, together with the yard and garden adjoining which with the said premises contains part of a piece of land or garden containing 300 feet by 70 feet, and also a piece of land on the east side containing one acre, part of a field called Stoney Rockfield; 1 Apr 1788.  P/MIS/28/3  1788

Counterpart lease for 31 years of a messuage being part of a field called Stoney Rock Field containing about one acre and several buildings lately erected thereon part of which were used as a bake house and which now form with the whole thereof a manufactory called the Orchell Manufactory; Jarvis Holland of Great St. Helens, London, merchant, to Joseph Dent of Bethnal Green, orchell maker; 14 Apr 1788.  P/MIS/28/4  1788

Papers of Joel Richard Bowden  P/MIS/29  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8877

Assignment of leasehold premises, no. 23, Approach Road, Victoria Park, Bethnal Green; Richard Edward Borton of Argyle Lodge, Victoria Park Road, gentleman, to William Turpin of 45, Sewardstone Road, Bethnal Green, salesman's clerk; 31 May 1862.  P/MIS/29/1  1862

Assignment of lease of 23, Approach Road; William Turpin of 23 Approach Road, carcase butcher, to Moses Moses of 12, Finsbury Circus, City of London, gentleman; 19 May 1869.  P/MIS/29/2  1869

Assignment of leasehold premises, no 45 (formerly no. 23) Approach Road; Barclays Bank Ltd. to Sidney Hamilton of 29 Ash Grove, Hackney, Rosina Winsor of East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Reginald Hamilton of Bexleyheath, Kent and Joel Richard Bowden of 45, Approach Road; 1 Aug 1946.  P/MIS/29/3  1946

Birth certificate of Joel Richard Bowden (1884-1946) father of Joel Richard Bowden in P/MIS/29/3 above, born 11 Sep 1884, registered 20 Oct 1884 in the Bethnal Green (Church) sub-district.  P/MIS/29/4  1884

Papers of Jack Richard Clark, Licensee of the "Comfort Arms", Stepney  P/MIS/30  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8884

Agreement for tenancy of the "Comfort Arms" public house, nos. 49 and 51, Solebay Street, Stepney; between Mann Crossman and Paulin Limited, of the Albion Brewery, nos. 333 and 335, Whitechapel Road, Mile End and Jack Richard Clark of 14, Grantham Road, Manor Park; 12 Dec 1962.  P/MIS/30/1  1962

Letter from Mann Crossman and Paulin Ltd. to Clark, inviting him to discuss a "matter...of some considerable importance" to him, 28 Jan 1965.  P/MIS/30/2  1965

Papers of Florence White of Whitechapel  P/MIS/31  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8891

Bible awarded to Florence White of St. Mary Whitechapel Senior Scholars' Association, Oct 1878 (the gift of Sir John Fenner's Charity), signed by the Rev. John F. Kitto, Rector.  P/MIS/31/1  1878

Membership card of the St. Mary Whitechapel Senior Scholars' Association, signed by S. Smith, Superintendent, undated; admission ticket to the Tea and Entertainment of the Girls' Friendly Society, Whitechapel Branch, in the Mary St. Schools, 21 Jul 1880; and a coloured scripture card enscribed "Miss A White from S Smith", undated. [All found inside P/MIS/31/1]  P/MIS/31/2  1880; n.d

Mortgage of 88, Commercial Road, St. George-in-the-East  P/MIS/32  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8892

Mortgage of 88, Commercial Road (formerly 6 Kings Place), St. George-in-the-East; Henry Luhman of 88 Commercial Road to Edward Harwin Mase of 93, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Gentleman; 17 Mar 1886; with reconveyance, 22 Aug 1888, endorsed.  P/MIS/32  1886; 1888

Certificates of Henrietta Mary Spurling (nee Batson) and Henrietta Annie Spurling  P/MIS/33  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8893

School Board for London certificate awarded to Henrietta Batson of Portman Place School, Bethnal Green, Jul 1886.  P/MIS/33/1  1886

Admission certificate of Henrietta Batson of Portman Place, to the Women's Help Society, St. Anthony Branch, May 1891.  P/MIS/33/2  1891

Certificate of Henrietta Mary Batson recording her baptism at St. Peter's, Mile End, 11 Oct 1876, her confirmation at St. John's, Bethnal Green, 8 May 1892 and her first communion at St. Anthony, Stepney, no date given.  P/MIS/33/3  1876; 1892; n.d

Baptismal Certificate of Henrietta Annie, daughter of Charles William and Henrietta Mary Spurling, St. James-the-Less, Bethnal Green, 26 Sep 1909.  P/MIS/33/4  1909

Certificate of merit awarded to Hetty Spurling for good conduct and regular attendance at St. James-the-Less Sunday School, Bethnal Green, undated.  P/MIS/33/5  n.d

Apprenticeship Indentures of James Wand of East Smithfield and Mile End Old Town  P/MIS/34  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8899]

Apprenticeship indenture of James Wand, son of James Wand of Upper East Smithfield, cooper, to John Bromley, Citizen and Wheelwright of London, for seven years, 18 Mar 1809.  P/MIS/34/1  1809

Apprenticeship indenture of James Wand, son of James Wand of Norfolk Street, Mile End Old Town, brewer, to John Bromley, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London, for seven years, 23 Apr 1818.  P/MIS/34/2  1818

Election List of Candidates for the Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum  P/MIS/35  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8905]

Election list (printed) of candidates for places at the Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum, Bow Road, for the Board, Clothing, and Education of the Children of Merchant Seamen, Deceased; election to be held at the "London Tavern", Bishopsgate Street, 31 Aug 1846.  P/MIS/35  1842

Contents:
The list includes the names and brief biographical notes of five girls and thirteen boys of which a total of twelve are from East London. The list is addressed in manuscript to the Rt. Hon. Earl Haddington, former first lord of the admiralty, 43 Berkeley Square. He was entitled to 36 votes but the ballot paper is unused.

"Memorials of Stepney Meeting House" by William John Livingstone  P/MIS/36  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8337/36]

"Memorials of Stepney Meeting House" compiled c. 1900? by William John Livingstone; manuscript volume containing detailed biographies of the various ministers of Stepney Meeting (Congregational Church), miscellaneous historical notes, maps, drawings, plates, newspaper cuttings, etc.  P/MIS/36  c. 1900?

Administrative history:
[The exact provenance of this volume is not known; it was donated to Stepney Public Libraries and transferred from Tower Hamlets Local History Library, where it had accession no. L. 1805, to the Archives in December 1998, to be added to the TH/8337 collection from Stepney Meeting House. However as this collection is on loan from Stepney Meeting House it seemed inappropriate to include this volume in the classified list W/SMH made in 2000, and consequently this volume has now been classified as P/MIS/36].

Contents:
At end: Stepney Meeting House treasurer's Account (printed), 1896, and various printed extracts re Stepney Meeting House.

Papers of Mrs. Edith Nash and E. Yarnall; Relating to Clara Grant  P/MIS/37  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8921]

Cutting from the "Live Letters" column of the "Daily Mirror", 29 Jan 1966 which includes a letter from Mrs. Edith Nash of Romford recalling Clara Grant of the Fern Street Settlement, Bromley-by-Bow, referred to as the "Angel of Bow".  P/MIS/37/1  1966

Letter from Harold Grant, of Frome, Somerset to Mrs. Edith Nash, 30 Jan 1966, in response to her letter published in the "Daily Mirror" in which he reminisces about his cousin Clara Grant of the Fern Street Settlement, Bromley-by-Bow.  P/MIS/37/2  1966

Photograph of Clara Grant on the reverse of which is written "Our Miss C. Grant - To a Dear old School Friend, E. Fisher In Memory of the Angel of Bow From an Old School Friend of Devons Road School, Lizzie Fisher, xx"  P/MIS/37/3  n.d

Studio photograph of Clara Grant by W.E. Wright and Sons on which has been written "Miss Grant of the 1/4d bundles".  P/MIS/37/4  n.d

Christmas greeting card from All Hallows Church, Devons Road, undated, with photograph of font and windows on which is written "Miss Grants Memorial"  P/MIS/37/5  n.d

Rebuilding appeal leaflet re Bruce Road Congregational Church, Bromley-by-Bow, undated, c.1960s.  P/MIS/37/6  c. 1960s

Papers of Alice Allegnen re the Liquidation of Smith Garrett and Company Ltd., Bow Brewery  P/MIS/38  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8596]

Circular, dated 14 Jun 1927, from Smith Garrett and Co. Ltd. of Bow Brewery, to debenture stockholders, preference shareholders and ordinary shareholders of the Company re purchase of the brewery by Messrs. Taylor Walker and Co. Ltd., enclosing scheme of arrangement, notice of meetings of debenture stockholders, holders of preference shares and holders of ordinary shares, and form of proxy to be used for the meeting of ordinary shareholders partially filled in by Agnes Alleguen of 6 Kings Avenue, Ealing; and printed letter from Smith Garrett and Co. Ltd., 3 Aug 1927, to holders of preference and ordinary shares of the Company; and notice, 3 Aug 1927, of an extraordinary general meeting of the Company on 27 Aug 1927.  P/MIS/38  1927

Apprenticeship Indenture of Robert Ruxton to Evan Jones  P/MIS/39  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8923]

Apprenticeship indenture of Robert Ruxton, son of Robert Ruxton of Redman Lane in the Parish of St. George-in-the-East, mariner, to Evan Jones of Charles Street in the same parish, ship joiner, for a term of seven years, 3 Aug 1801.  P/MIS/39  1801

Rent Book for 43, Palm Street, Bethnal Green  P/MIS/40  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8925]

Rent book for 43, Palm Street, Bethnal Green; tenant's name shown as John George Swainsbury, the name of Mrs. Elizabeth Miller having been crossed through; landlord is C. E. Kendon, Builder and Estate Agent, 45, Canal Road, Mile End, E3 (label loose inside shows address as 240, Romford Road, Forest Gate, E7).  P/MIS/40  1948-1952

Book of Manuscript Verse by the Rev. Ernest Alured Dawson  P/MIS/41  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8947]

Volume of manuscript verse by the Rev. Ernest Alured Dawson, Curate of St. Saviour's Church, Poplar, including sacred and comic verse, 1899-1940; two have been set to music.  P/MIS/41  1899-1940 n.d

Contents:
Some of the later verses are signed "H.R.H"? Enclosed is a letter, regarding the book, from E. G. Bliss to Miss Dawson, undated.
[Dawson became Curate of St. Saviour's in about 1905 and left in about 1912 when (according to Father Joe Williams) he left when overlooked for the position of Vicar, and went to Australia. He later returned to become Vicar of the Holy Redeemer, Finsbury. (see "Father Joe; the Autobiography of Joseph Williamson of Poplar and Stepney")]

Pocket book of the Reverend George Hanks, Rector of St. Mary's, Whitechapel  P/MIS/42  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8913]

Pocket book of the Reverend George Hanks, Rector of St. Mary's, Whitechapel, in which he recorded anecdotes relating to his parishioners, c. 1909-1914.  P/MIS/42  c. 1909-1914

Deed Declaring the Uses of a Fine re Property in Bromley St. Leonards  P/MIS/43  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8950]

Deed declaring the uses of a fine between Thomas Agar, of the Middle Temple, London, and Mary his wife, and Sir Francis St. John of Thorpe, Northamptonshire, Anthony Bowyer of the Inner Temple, Richard Aldworth of St. Martins-in-the-Fields and Samuel Thorneton, merchant, of the City of London, re two messuages, etc. with gardens, orchards, etc. totalling about one and a half acres near Strattford att Bow in the parish of Bromley St. Leonard; Dec 1674; with typescript transcript and notes, undated.  P/MIS/43  1674

Papers of Miss Violet Tucker (d. 2000) re the Little Hoppers Hospital and Mission, Five Oak Green, Kent  P/MIS/44  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8960]

Scrapbook of Miss Violet Tucker (d. 2000) re the Little Hoppers Hospital and Mission, Five Oak Green, Kent, containing photographs, newspaper cuttings and some manuscript notes, c. 1950-1955, 1962, 1981 and 1985.  P/MIS/44/1  c. 1950-1955; 1962; 1981; 1985

Printed Ephemera re the Little Hoppers Hospital and Mission, Five Oak Green, Kent, 1949-1954; including "Hopping Newsletter" no. 2 (Dec 1949), no. 4 (Jul 1951) and no. 5 (May 1952)  P/MIS/44/2  1949-1954

Copy of Power of Attorney for George Crafter Croft on Behalf of John Douglas Charrington  P/MIS/45  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8632]

Copy of power of attorney for George Crafter Croft, of the Anchor Brewery, Mile End, on behalf of John Douglas Charrington of Charrington and Co. of the Anchor Brewery, 20 Oct 1886 (copy made Feb 1896).  P/MIS/45  [1886]; 1896

School certificates, etc of Hugh Scannell  P/MIS/46  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8982]

London County Council school certificate for Scripture Knowledge awarded to Hugh Scannell of Ocean Street Infant School, for the year 1929-1930.  P/MIS/46/1  [1929]-1930

East London Schools' Athletic Association, Learners' Certificate, awarded to Hugh Scannell of Guardian Angels Roman Catholic School, undated.  P/MIS/46/2  n.d

East London Schools' Athletic Association, Learners' Certificate, awarded to Hugh Scannell, 1936.  P/MIS/46/3  1936

Certificate of Merit for Religious Knowledge awarded to Hugh Scannell at the examination of Guardian Angels School held on 3 Feb 1937, on behalf of His Grace the Archbishop of Westminster.  P/MIS/46/4  1937

London Schools Swimming Association (East London Branch) Second Class Certificate (50 Yards) awarded to Hugh Scannell, 14 Jul 1937.  P/MIS/46/5  1937

London Schools Swimming Association (Bow Branch) First Class Certificate (100 Yards) awarded to Hugh Scannell, 21 Jul 1937.  P/MIS/46/6  1937

Souvenir of the Celebrations of the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney, 12 May 1937.  P/MIS/46/7  1937

Correspondence file of Rosemary Taylor re Proposed Closure of Bancroft and Bethnal Green  P/MIS/47  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8983]

Correspondence file, including news cuttings, copies of committee reports, etc. of Rosemary Taylor, of the East London History Society re proposed closure of Bancroft and Bethnal Green Libraries by Globe Town Neighbourhood, 1990; includes letters from Peter Shore, M.P. and Paddy Ashdown, M.P.  P/MIS/47  1990

Certificates of Ada A. Axe and Correspondence of George Axe re the Durning Hall Unitarian Church  P/MIS/48  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8995]

London County Council Elementary School Swimming Certificate awarded to Ada A. Axe of the Red Coat School, Stepney in the educational year 1918-1919  P/MIS/48/1  1918-1919

St. Dunstan's, Stepney, Morning Sunday School certificate for attendance and conduct awarded to Ada A. Axe, Apr 1921.  P/MIS/48/2  1921

St. Dunstan's, Stepney, Morning Sunday School certificate for attendance and conduct awarded to Vivian Witpen, Apr 1921.  P/MIS/48/3  1921

London Chamber of Commerce Junior Commercial Education Certificate awarded to Ada A. Axe, aged 14, for shorthand (50 words per minute), with distinction; examined Nov 1922  P/MIS/48/4  1922

London Chamber of Commerce Junior Commercial Education Certificate awarded to Ada A. Axe, aged 15, for shorthand (70 words per minute), with distinction and typewriting, with distinction; examined Spring 1923.  P/MIS/48/5  1923

Printed order of service for wedding of "A.W." and "L.M.S." at St. Dunstan's Church, Stepney, 14 Sep 1929.  P/MIS/48/6  1929

Letters to George Axe from J. Robert Avery, secretary and director of the Aston Charities Trust Ltd. re war damage to and the closure of Durning Hall Unitarian Church, Elsa Street, Limehouse, 1941 and 1947-1948; includes a copy of the church accounts, 1942-1947.  P/MIS/48/7  1941-1948

Sacrament Certificate of John Dove of Whitechapel  P/MIS/49  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8996]

Sacrament Certificate of John Dove of Whitechapel signed by Aaron Pengry, 28 Aug 1689  P/MIS/49  1689
Language:  English and Latin

Copy of a Petition to the Lord Chancellor re Property in Limehouse of Mary Emmett, a Lunatic  P/MIS/50  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8997]

Copy of a petition to the Lord Chancellor by Sir Nathaniel Corrant(?) and Robert Filmer re property (formerly a rope walk) in Limehouse Hole (partly in Limehouse and partly in Poplar) of Mary Emmett, a widowed lunatic, 9 Aug 1817  P/MIS/50  1817

Contents:
Signed by John Scott, Earl Eldon, the Lord Chancellor; affixed (presumably by a manuscript collector) is a pen and ink drawing of Lord Eldon.

Receipts for Payments of legacies under the Will of William Knight of Mile End  P/MIS/51  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8998]

Receipt for payment to Robert Smith and Elizabeth his wife, by Mrs Elizabeth Knight (by the hands of Mrs Rebecca Knight, her mother) of a legacy under the will of William Knight, 4 Sep 1728.  P/MIS/51/1  1728

Receipt for payment to George Deardan and Sybill Deardan his wife, of St. Mary, Whitechapel, by Elizabeth Knight of a legacy under the will of William Knight of Mile End, 14 Oct 1729.  P/MIS/51/2  1729

Receipt for payment to William Rolfe, of Aldgate, by Elizabeth Knight of a legacy under the will of William Knight of Mile End, 20 Sep 1732.  P/MIS/51/3  1732

Receipt for payment to John Whalley and Elizabeth Whalley his wife, of St. Botolph, Aldgate, by William Lucas, clerk, of a legacy under the will of William Knight of Bethnal Green, 22 Oct 1733.  P/MIS/51/4  1733

Lease of a Parcel of Manorial Waste at Mile End Green  P/MIS/52  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8999]

Lease of a parcel of waste ground of the Manor of Stepney and that "shopp or shedd and penthouse" lately erected on it by Thomas Swaine, farrier, near the Pound on Mile End Green and 25 feet south from the dwelling house of Swaine; Lady Philadelphia Wentworth to Thomas Swaine, 23 Oct 1693.  P/MIS/52  1693

Mortgage of 62, Rosebank Road, Bow  P/MIS/53  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9001]

Mortgage of 62, Rosebank Road, Bow; Joseph Robert Wood, of 5 Essex Street, Cambridge Road, Mile End, twine manufacturer, to the Trustees of the Stepney, Ratcliff and St. Georges Benefit Building Society No. 2; 27 Jul 1854; with further deed endorsed, 30 April 1858  P/MIS/53  1854

Probate of Will of Benjamin Rowe of Bow and Letters of Administration of Elizabeth Ann Row of Bow  P/MIS/54  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9002]

Copy of letters of administration re Elizabeth Ann Rowe (d 1860) formerly of 4, Hermitage Terrace, Fairfield Road, Bow granted to Benjamin Rowe, her brother and only next of kin, 4 Apr 1861.  P/MIS/54/1  1861

Copy of will, made 4 Oct 1860, and probate of the will of Benjamin Rowe (d 1861) of 4, Hermitage terrace, Bow, 4 Apr 1861.  P/MIS/54/2  1861

Copy of letters of administration re Elizabeth Ann Rowe (d 1860) formerly of 4, Hermitage Terrace, Fairfield Road, Bow granted to Josshua West and Benjamin West, the executors of the will of Benjamin Rowe, 12 Jul 1861.  P/MIS/54/3  1861

Papers of Miss Mabel Annie Brill of North Bow and Forest Gate  P/MIS/55  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9006]

Six pictorial cards awarded for attendance and punctuality at the Weslyan Middle Class School, Tredegar Road, Bow, to Mabel Brill, 1900; show various scenes from around the world, including the Tower of London.  P/MIS/55/1  1900

Programme of Entertainment to be given at Barkingside Schools, Easter Monday 1904; Miss Mabel Brill is shown as playing the piano.  P/MIS/55/2  1904

Papers of re St. Stephen's Church and Sunday School, North Bow: Sunday School reports, 1907 and 1908; confirmation card for Mabel Annie Bell (aged 17), 11 Apr 1908; service sheet, Easter Sunday, 19 Apr 1908.  P/MIS/55/3  1907-1908

Collection of 11 picture postcards, mostly unused and undated. Subjects include: St. Stephen's Church, North Bow (interior); A charabanc outing; Dr Cosmo Gordon Lang, Bishop of Stepney; King Edward VII; The Rev Prebendary Henry A. Mason, Rector of St. Alphage, London Wall and St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury; St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury (interior); Livingstone College Hospital, Leytonstone.  P/MIS/55/4  c 1910

Contents:
One dated 22 Mar 1907(?) is addressed to Miss M. Brill at 78, Medway Road, Antill Rd., Bow; and one dated 16 Aug 1910 is addressed to Miss Mabel Brill, Woodstock Villas, 130, Sebert Road, Forest Gate.

Dairy of the Reverend William Dick, Minister of Trinity Congregational Church, Poplar  P/MIS/56  [n.d.]

Former reference: [POP/882]

Diary of the Reverend William Dick (d 1945), Minister of Trinity Congregational Church, Poplar, 1 Jun 1924 - 31 Dec 1926; the diary is concerned entirely with the Rev. Dick's duties as minister.  P/MIS/56  1924-1926

Lease of Coach Colour Manufactory, Matilda Street, Bethnal Green  P/MIS/57  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9035]

Lease of Coach Colour Manufactory, Matilda Street, Bethnal Green; John Goulden of Wellington Place, Minerva Street, Hackney Road, builder, to William Stevens of Worthington Place, Minerva Street, Coach Colour Manufacturer; 5 Oct 1844.  P/MIS/57  1844

Papers re the Pickering Clarke Family of Stepney  P/MIS/58  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9036]

Copy of entry from the marriage registers of St. Dunstan's, Stepney: John Clarke of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Mary Pickering of Stepney, 3 Jan 1779 (copy made 24 Feb 1779).  P/MIS/58/1  1779

Letter from Anne Pickering of Stepney to her nephew Pickering Clarke of Middle Deal, Kent, 16 Jun 1824; refers to flooding and "an explosion of Congreve's rockets at West Ham - shook our house, two men dreadfully blown up, dangerously in our hospital".  P/MIS/58/2  1824

Note re an "Old Silver Waiter" which belonged to Mrs Elizabeth Moyse  P/MIS/58/3  nd; 1878

Contents:
"My Great Great Great Grand Mother, in whose family it had been many years prior to her birth in 1666. She died at My Grandfathers in Stepney Square at the Age of 92 and about the Year 1758!!! And was buried at Limehouse".
In different hand is written "This silver waiter (having on it E.M.) is in my possession. C.P.C. 1863 - Aug 1878".

Letter from Dr Barnado's Homes to Mrs S Renouf re Theodore Samuel Clarke  P/MIS/59  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9038]

Letter, 7 Jun 1923, from Percy Roberts of the Migration Department of Dr Barnado's Homes, 16-26, Stepney Causeway, E1 to Mrs S Renouf of Gosport, Hampshire, replying to her enquiry re Theodore Samuel Clarke who had emigrated to Canada prior to 1907.  P/MIS/59  1923

Papers of Charles G. Madgett relating to his service as Chief Clerk to the Metropolitan Munitions Committee (Poplar and Stepney District)  P/MIS/60  [n.d.]

Former reference: [STE/853]

Correspondence and copy correspondence relating Charles G. Madgett's service as Chief Clerk and Accountant to the Metropolitan Munitions Committee (Poplar and Stepney District), 1915-1916 and 1918; Madgett was seconded from his position in the Rental Department of the Commercial Gas Company, Stepney from Aug 1915 to Oct 1916.  P/MIS/60  1915-1916; 1918

Source of acquisition: [Donated by Mr K.C.G. Madgett (son of Charles G. Madgett), Oct 1985]


Will of Henry Orme  P/MIS/61  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8196]

Draft will of Henry Orme of 47, Stepney Green, gent. [Date of will to be 9th Feb 1884; note of 7th Feb. 1884 on dorse that to be engrossed "by 11 O'Clock tomorrow"]. Appoints his cousin Henry Thomas Orme of 139, East Road, City Road, Middlesex and his friend Henry Constable of 132 Mile End Road, his executors and trustees.  P/MIS/61  1884

Contents:
Makes various financial bequests to his nephew Walter Joseph Orme, his three nieces Louisa Priscilla Orme, Emma Agnes Orme, and Ada Amy Orme, his cousins Joseph James Orme and Lollie Ann Orme, his friends John Oliver Webb and Ann Esther Moulder, and Sarah Bunyan and Ann Jemina Burton (described as cousins 'of my late wife').
Leaves his 10 freehold houses in Highbury Vale and Holloway in trust for his nephew Walter Joseph Orme, and his freehold house number 47 Stepney Green in trust for his cousin Joseph James Orme, the residue of his estate being left to his cousin Henry Thomas Orme. Witnesses: A.J.Smith, solicitor of 40 Aldersgate Street, London, and John W.Ellis, clerk to F.R. Smith and Son.
[2 pages]

Notes on Blake House, Bow, compiled by Charles L. Jones  P/MIS/62  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8197]

Volume containing manuscript and typed notes on Blake House and the history of Bow generally, with newspaper cuttings on East London history by Charles McNaught, 1910-1911, from the East London Observer, pasted in.  P/MIS/62  1911

Contents:
[Blake House stood on the north side of Bow High Street near Bow Church, and was demolished in 1868 to make way for the building of the Catholic Church of Our Lady and St. Catherine of Siena.]

Evidences of title Property in St. Anne's Place, Commercial Road, Limehouse  P/MIS/64  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8193

Lease for 99 Years 20 Feb 1781; 1. Revd. Charles Campbell of Worcester College, Oxford, Clerk. 2. William Stokes of St. Anne's Limehouse, surveyor & builder. From 1. to 2. of a parcel of ground (forming part of Sandy Field, Limehouse, formerly occupied by John Moulds) abutting the 'River Lee' [i.e .Limehouse Cut] to the north (plan showing boundaries and measurements drawn in margin), for 99 years. Rent: £6 6s Od p.a. Witnesses: William Dyne jun. & Norman Bond.  P/MIS/64/1  1781

Former reference: [TH/8193/1]

Contents:
On dorse: Declaration of 29th Feb.1781 [1783 in note re registration of the endorsement] by 2. that he has assigned the residue of the lease to George Russell of St. Anne's, Limehouse, esq., for consideration of £50. Witnesses Henry Pierrepont (Swan Street, Minories), William Cook & Thomas Hall.

Lease & Release, with Assignment of Mortgage, 8-9 Sep 1806; 1. William Stokes of St. Anne's, Limehouse, surveyor (only son of William Stokes sen., surveyor, deceased). 2. Henry Wreight of Faversham, Kent, gent., executor of the will of Thomas Buck of Faversham, esq., 3. William Tilt of St.Paul's Churchyard, confectioner. 4. Robert Stokes Sloper of Great Russell St., Bloomsbury, esq., (a trustee nominated by 3.); 5. William Elderton Allen of Great Russell St., Bloomsbury, esq. From 1. to 3. of the messuage on the west side of Sandy Field, Limehouse (late in the occupation of John Moulds), abutting the River Lee' [i.e. Limehouse cut] to the north.  P/MIS/64/2  1806

Former reference: [TH/8193/2/1-2]

Contents:
Consideration: £130 10s 0d, from 3. to 2. at the request of 1., in part payment of £600 owed to 2.
Recites mortgage of 22 Feb. 1790, now assigned from 2. to 5.
At end: schedule of deeds relating to the said property from 1718 onwards (land held by Hannah Rolf later Hannah Dawson, and then by the Campbell and Stokes families).

Probate will of William Tilt, formerly of Cheapside but late of St. Paul's Churchyard, confectioner, made 24 April 1807. Bequeaths his house and shop in St. Paul's Churchyard, his share in the business of confectioner and £2000 worth of stock to his wife Mary and son William  P/MIS/64/3  1807

Former reference: [TH/88193/3]

Contents:
Appoints Benjamin Brecknell of the Haymarket, wax and tallow chandler, and William Marriott jun. of York Place, City Road, stockbroker, his executors and trustees, and directs them to sell the residue of his property and give a third of the proceeds to his wife and retain two-thirds in trust until his four children William, Thomas Henry, Charles and Mary attain full age. Proved in the P.C.C., 26 November 1807.

Appointment of new trustee, 29-30 Jan 1810; 1. Benjamin Brecknell of the Haymarket, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, wax and tallow chandler, and William Marriott of York Place, City Road, stockbroker (trustees appointed by the will of William Tilt of St.Paul's Churchyard, confectioner, deceased). 2. Samuel Turner of the Haymarket, tallow chandler. 3. Willam Spear of Gray's Inn, gent. Recites the will of William Tilt (died 1 Nov. 1807)  P/MIS/64/4  1810

Former reference: [TH/8193/4/1-2]

Contents:
Marriott wishes to relinquish his position as, trustee and Brecknell wishes to appoint 2. as a new trustee in his place. In order to effect this, Brecknell and Marriott convey the property in St. Anne's, Limehouse, held by them in trust under the terms of William Tilt's will, to 3, by means of lease and release; the property is then reconveyed to the new trustees. Brecknell and Turner, by means of another lease and release of 2-3 Feb 1810.

Lease and Release, with Assignment of residue of Lease for 99 years, 24-25 Dec 1829; 1. Benjamin Brecknell late of the Haymarket, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and now of Brighton, Sussex, esq., and Samuel Turner of the Haymarket, tallow chandler. 2. John Barnabas Turner of Walthamstow, Essex, esq. 3. Edward Fournes of Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, glovrr. From 1. to 2. of a parcel of land (formerly part of Sandy Field, Limehouse) bounded on the north by the Limehouse Cut, on the east by premises occupied by John Hale, whiting manufacturer and potter, on the south by the Commercial Road and on the west by premises occupied by George Robertson, ship chandler together with all the warehouses built on it, now occupied by Samuel Tilt. Plan of area drawn in margin.  P/MIS/64/5  1829

Former reference: [TH/8193/5/1-2]

Contents:
Recites earlier deeds and the will of William Tilt of St. Paul's Churchyard, confectioner (proved in P.C.C., 26 Nov. 1807).
Consideration: £375 from 2. to 1. Remaining years of unexpired 99 year lease on same property assigned from 2. to 3. in trust for 2. and the heirs of 2.

Document appointing Charles Tustone Beke Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets  P/MIS/65  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8210]

Document in which Stapleton, Viscount Combermere, 'Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the Tower Hamlets and the Liberties thereof,' appoints Charles Tilstone Beke Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets; 11 Dec 1852; On dorse: note that Charles Tilstone Beek (changed to Beke, 1833) was born in Hunt Street, Mile End New Town 10 Oct. 1800, son of James Beek and Susannah Hindle; married (1) Eliza Griesbach, and (2) Emily Alston (m. in Mauritius), and died 31 July 1874 at Bromley, Kent.  P/MIS/65  1852

Papers of Philip Purkis re his article on the R.N.L.I. storeyard in Poplar  P/MIS/66  [n.d.]

Transcript of interview given by Jack Chambers, employee of the R.N.L.I., at 79 Anson Rd, London N7, regarding the storeyard at 27 Broomfield Street, London E.14, 17 Dec 1977.  P/MIS/66/1  1977

Former reference: [TH/8211/1]

Notes, drawings, plans etc. re history of the storeyard, 1977-1978.  P/MIS/66/2  1977-1978

Former reference: [TH/8211/2-9]

Letters sent to Mr. Purkis in reply to enquiries concerning aspects of his article, 1977-1978.  P/MIS/66/3  1977-1978

Former reference: [TH/8211/10-14]

Photocopy of the article from London's Industrial Archaeology, no.1, entitled "R.N.L.I storeyard at 27 Broomfield Street, Poplar, E.14", by Philip Purkis, 1979  P/MIS/66/4  1979

Former reference: [TH/8211/15]

Galley proofs of 'East End 1888' by W.J. Fishman  P/MIS/67  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8216]

Galley proofs of Professor Fishman's book 'East End 1888', presented by him at the official opening of the new archive repository at Bancroft Library, 19 January 1988.  P/MIS/67  1987

Evidences of title re Property in Brook Street, Ratcliff  P/MIS/68  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9058]

Copy extract from Stepney Manorial Court Roll; 1 Apr 1691; records the admission of Benjamin Hall, William Hall and Gerrard Hall to two houses in Brook Street, Ratcliff; marked "Gerrard Hall" on dorse.  P/MIS/68/1  1691

Copy extract from Stepney Manorial Court Roll; 1 Apr 1691; records the admission of Benjamin Hall, William Hall and Gerrard Hall to two houses in Brook Street, Ratcliff; marked "Benjamin Hall" on dorse.  P/MIS/68/2  1691

Copy extract from Stepney Manorial Court Roll; 1 Apr 1691; records the admission of Benjamin Hall, William Hall and Gerrard Hall to two houses in Brook Street, Ratcliff; marked "William Hall" on dorse.  P/MIS/68/3  1691

Copy extract from Stepney Manorial Court Roll; Jun 1713; records the ?admission of Christohper Needham to two houses in Brook Street.  P/MIS/68/4  1713

Copy extract from Stepney Manorial Court Roll; 8 Dec 1713; records the admission of Christopher Needham and Elizabeth his wife to two houses in Brook Street, Ratcliff.  P/MIS/68/5  1713

Copy extract from Stepney Manorial Court Roll; 19 Apr 1757; records surrender of 2 houses in Brook Street, Ratcliff, by Samuel Simes (cousin of Elizabeth Needham), painter, of Ratcliff, and the admission of James Bendbow of Ratcliff, bricklayer, to the premises.  P/MIS/68/6  1757

Copy extract from Stepney Manorial Court Roll; 14 Oct 1763; records surrender of 2 houses in Brook Street, Ratcliff, "against the watch-house" by Sarah Turne (or Turney), sister of James Bendbow, and the admission of William Streeton of Ratcliff Highway, victualler, to the premises.  P/MIS/68/7  1763

Will of William Streetin, of St. George-in-the-East, victualler, made 4 Oct 1767, with probate, 4 Sep 1781.  P/MIS/68/8  1767; 1781

Evidences of Title of Edward Marcus to 49, Green Street (later Roman Road), Bethnal Green  P/MIS/69  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8961]

Lease of 49, Green Street (later Roman Road), Bethnal Green; 5 Aug 1889; London County Council to Nathaniel Fortescue, of Bridge Wharf, Blackfriars, contractor; includes plan.  P/MIS/69/1  1889

Counterpart lease of 49, Green Street (later Roman Road), Bethnal Green; Nathaniel Fortescue of the Triangle, Hackney, contractor, to Frederick Hansing of 179-181 Cable Street, tailor; 6 Nov 1889.  P/MIS/69/2  1889

Counterpart lease of 49, Green Street (later Roman Road), Bethnal Green; Nathaniel Fortescue, J.P. of Jessel Chambers, Chancery Lane, to Ethel Ross Barker of 40 Norland Square, Notting Hill, spinster; 2 Jul 1917.  P/MIS/69/3  1917

Assignment of 49, Green Street (later Roman Road), Bethnal Green; the personal representatives of the late Nathaniel Fortescue and others, to Israel Israel of 43 Green Street; 28 Feb 1919.  P/MIS/69/4  1919

Counterpart lease of 49, Green Street (later Roman Road), Bethnal Green; Israel Israel of 43 and 45 Green Street to Israel Dembina, outfitter of 76 High Street, Whitechapel; 30 Mar 1925.  P/MIS/69/5  1925

Guardian Assurance Company Limited fire insurance policy re 49, Green Street (later Roman Road), Bethnal Green, taken out by Israel Israel, 1927, with annotations, 1930 and 1945.  P/MIS/69/6  1927; 1930; 1945

Duplicate notice to the London County Council, of transfer of lease made between the executors of Israel Israel, deceased, and Edward Marcus of 49, Green Street, optician; 1 Jul 1930.  P/MIS/69/7  1930

Copy of the Will of Thomas Nicol  P/MIS/70  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9075]

Copy of the will of Thomas Nicol, citizen and upholder of London, dated 15 Aug 1726; leaves a messuage or tenement and lands thereunto belonging, in or near Bethnal Green; watermarked 1808.  P/MIS/70  [1726]

Bond between Jonathan Rye of Whitechapel and Willymott Terry of Limehouse  P/MIS/71  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9079]

Bond of Jonathan Rye of Goodmans Fields, Whitechapel to Wyllymott Terry of Limehouse for £318, 2 Nov 1701. Refers to indenture of lease and release made between Rye and his wife Carolina (daughter of Alexander Norwood late of Chilston, Kent) of the first part, Robert Hanslapp of London of the second part and Willymott Terry of the third part. Witnessed by Rachel Buckly, Martha Hanslapp and John Fisher.  P/MIS/71  1701

Counterpart Lease of nos. 13 and 13, Commercial Street, Whitechapel  P/MIS/72  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9080]

Counterpart Lease of nos. 13 and 13, Commercial Street, Whitechapel; Isaac Moses Marsden, of Kensington Palace Gardens, to John Tringham and Daniel Mckay, both of 113 and 13, Commercial Street, oil and colour merchants trading as Tringham and Co.; 21 Mar 1874; includes plan.  P/MIS/72  1874

Papers of Hilda Esther Shepherd  P/MIS/73  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/9081]

Contents:
Miss Hilda Esther Shepherd was born in about 1912, probably in Bow, and died in the late 1970s or early 1980s. She attended Olga Street Girls' School and Bow Central School. She was involved with the Driffield Road Primitive Methodist Church, belonging to the Band of Hope and qualifying as a Sunday school teacher there. She trained and qualified as a nursing sister. She became a missionary in China and was interned there during the Second World War. After a short respite in England she then worked in Burma, Malaysia and Africa.

School certificates of Winifred Shepherd of Olga Street Girls' School awarded for good conduct, attendance etc. for the years 1915-1916, 1916-1917 and 1917-1918  P/MIS/73/1  1915-1918

School certificates of Hilda Esther Shepherd of Olga Street Girls' School awarded for good conduct, attendance etc. for the years 1917-1918 and 1918-1919.  P/MIS/73/2  1917-1919

London County Council Scripture Knowledge Certificate awarded to Hilda Esther Shepherd of Bow Central School during the year 1922-23.  P/MIS/73/3  1922-1923

United Kingdom Band of Hope Union certificate awarded to Hilda Esther Shepherd for excellence in the Metropolitan Competitive Examination (Subject: Physical Fitness) held 27 Nov 1924; and Tower Hamlets Band of Hope Union First Class certificate awarded to Hilda Esther Shepherd of the Driffield Road Band of Hope in connection with the competitive examination on physical fitness, 5 Dec 1924.  P/MIS/73/4  1924

London County Council certificates awarded to Hilda Esther Shepherd for Elementary Home Nursing, Elementary First Aid, Elementary Infant Care, Advanced First Aid and Advanced Infant Care, 1927-1930.  P/MIS/73/5  1927-1930

Primitive Methodist Sunday School Union certificates awarded to Hilda Esther Shepherd of the Driffield Road Sunday School, for passing the Teachers' Examinations, Nov 1929 and Nov 1931, and for successfully completing the three years' course to qualify as a Certificated Sunday School Teacher, Nov 1931.  P/MIS/73/6  1929-1931

Primitive Methodist Church Local Preachers Central Training Council certificates of merit awarded to Hilda Esther Shepherd for passing the examinations on New Testament Writers, Apr 1929 and Christian Truth, 1930.  P/MIS/73/7  1929-1930

Photographs of Hilda Esther Shepherd: two portraits; a portrait of her and her sister Winifred; two group photographs of Hilda Shepherd with African nurses (one dated 1960); photograph captioned ?"Myuakoli Leper Settlement hospital buildings - Discharge Service Jan 2nd. 1955".  P/MIS/73/8  1955;1960;n.d

Photocopy of newspaper cuttings re Hilda Esther Shepherd, undated but published after her death.  P/MIS/73/9  n.d

Evidences of Title of Walter R. Hood to 14, Hardinge Street, Mile end  P/MIS/74  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/9083

Lease and release of no. 2 Vinegar Lane, Mile End Old Town; James Searle the younger of Saffron Walden, banker, and others (the assignees of the estate and effects of Thomas Horne, late of Poplar, flour factor, dealer and chapman, a bankrupt, to John Peecock of Great Blakenham, Suffolk, miller and farmer, and his trustee; 1 and 2 Mar 1816.  P/MIS/74/1  1816

Declaration of John Edward Peecock of Berners Street, Ipswich, re 14, Hardinge Street, Mile End, 1883.  P/MIS/74/2  1883

Conveyance of 14, Hardinge Street, Mile End; John Edward Peecock of Berners Street, Ipswich, the trustee of the will of the late John Peecock (d. 1844) of Blakenham Magna and Ipswich, Suffolk, to Charles Waldridge of 3, Hardinge Street; 24 Mar 1883.  P/MIS/74/3  1883

Conveyance of 14, Hardinge Street, Mile End; Charles Waldridge formerly of Manor Park but now of Seven Kings, commercial clerk, to Walter Richard Hood of Old Broad Street, City of London; 30 Sep 1915  P/MIS/74/4  1915

Correspondence of W R Hood re 14, Hardinge Street, Mile End, 1915-1916, including schedule of deeds.  P/MIS/74/5  1915-1916

War risks insurance policy, 1915 and fire insurance policy, 1916 re 14, Hardinge Street, Mile End.  P/MIS/74/6  1915-1916

Cover of bundle of deeds; annotated.  P/MIS/74/7  nd

Diary and autobiography of Thomas Wayland Fletcher (1833-1901), architect.  P/MIS/75  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8222]

Source of acquisition: Accessioned 11 February 1988 [but part of the Local History collection for many years previously, from at least the 1940s; exact provenance not known].



Related information: See East London Papers vol.11 no.1 (Summer 1968) pp.20-39 for an article by M.H.Port on the diaries, including extracts and a list of buildings with which Fletcher was associated. Port describes Fletcher as 'an obscure and rather unsuccessful Victorian architect' and says that his 'autobiography contains much moralising of a rather distasteful character over his own sins and those of others', but that nevertheless it throws light on 'some of the less familiar aspects of architectural and social history'.

Contents:
Thomas Wayland Fletcher was born on 20th May 1833 and spent much of his life in Poplar and Bow, working on the designs of a considerable number of local houses, taverns and other buildings.

Volume [formerly 3 separate volumes but now one single volume; first few pages missing] containing the diary (11 Apr. 1887 - 11 Aug. 1900) and autobiography [begun c.1882] of Thomas Wayland Fletcher.  P/MIS/75  c.1882-1900

Contents:
The autobiography includes many extracts from an earlier diary [kept from c.1850?]. Fletcher married Elizabeth Margaret Migotti at Poplar Church on 5 Jan. 1857 and lived at a number of different addresses, mostly in Poplar and Bow, including 4 Brunswick Road, Poplar Terrace, 2 Arthur Street (Limehouse) and 17-19 Tredegar Terrace. On 2 Jan. 1900 he was stricken with paralysis and the writing on the final pages shows the effect this had on him.
He died in November 1901.
Two letters are bound in the same volume:
(a) From E.W.Bracebridge to F.W.Fletcher of 7 Harley Place, Bow Road, giving Fletcher a character reference. Bracebridge states that Fletcher had been his employee for about 10 years, as General Clerk draughtsman and as Clerk of the Works in superintending the building of the Church Mission House in Salisbury Square, and the new Sailors Home in Dock Street.
2 Apr. 1870
(b) From George Lethbridge of 7 Drapers Gardens, Throgmorton Avenue, to Mrs. Fletcher, mentioning a cheque for £20 and expressing hopes that Mr. Fletcher will be feeling better.
14 Dec. 1900

Notebooks of Benjamin Thomas Bodkin (superintendent of cargoes at Surrey Commercial Docks), c.1886-1905  P/MIS/76  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8227

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs.Freda Smith (grand-daughter of B.T.Bodkin), October 1980. Accessioned 21 March 1988.


Notebook containing various tables and lists of information of relevance to Bodkin's job  P/MIS/76/1  n.d. [? c.1890s]

Former reference: [TH/8227/1]

Contents:
Including: details of London's Docks and Dry Docks (with names of officials and dimensions of individual docks); names and addresses (London-wide) of wharfingers (pp. 173-179), lightermen (pp. 75-80), shipwrights, ship-smiths, ship-chandlers, shipping butchers, nautical instrument makers, pilots, chart publishers, watermen, watchmen, cargo superintendents, tallymen, foreign consuls, laundresses, stevedores, etc; details of customs duties, international time differences, foreign currencies and measurements, tides, etc.; and lists of London wharves, with details of proprietors (pp.157-172).

Notebook containing tables re c.1800 ships  P/MIS/76/2  1886-1905

Former reference: [TH/8227/2]

Contents:
Showing: name of ship and captain, brief description of cargo carried, dock in which berthed (mostly Surrey Commercial Docks although some references to Millwall, West India, Silvertown, Tilbury and other docks), name of stevedore, date of arrival and departure, port sailed from, and destination.

Commission appointing Thomas Beckford esq. a Major in the Tower Hamlets Militia, 1675.  P/MIS/77  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8232]

Source of acquisition: From the College of Arms, deposited by the British Records Association, 19 Oct. 1971 (part of B.R.A. 1607; see TH/2209 - 2211 and 2704 - 2705 for rest of same deposit).
Accessioned 11 April 1988.


Commission, signed by James, Earl of Northampton, Constable of the Tower of London and Lieutenant for the Militia of the Tower Division ('commonly known by the name of the Tower Hamlets'), appointing Thomas Beckford esq. a Major in the regiment of foot soldiers in the Militia for the Tower Division 'whereof Sir Thomas Bide is Colonel', and making him Captain of a company of foot soldiers in the same regiment. Scribe: John Platt.  P/MIS/77  23 Aug. 1675


Related information: See MISC/74 for photocopy of appointment of Thomas Beckford as Major and Captain of foot regiment, 1666

Admission in fee of Reginald Charles Otter to 18, George Street, Limehouse, 1855  P/MIS/78  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8236

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Rye & Leman, solicitors, First Floor, Sutherland House, 5/6 Argyll Street, London W1V 1AD, per British Records Association (B.R.A.2134)
7 April, 1988.


Admission in fee (Stepney Manorial Court) of Reginald Charles Otter of Air Street, Piccadilly, gent., on the surrender of Joseph Otter of Air Street, saddler, and John Otter of 8 Denbigh Street, Pimlico, Master Mariner, to two-thirds of a piece of land on the east side of George Street, Church Fields, Limehouse, 15 feet wide and 60 feet long, containing a messuage (no. 18, George Street - "now no. 24 Brenton Street, Limehouse"* formerly occupied by Mr. Pearson and then by William Oram).  P/MIS/78  8 May 1855

Former reference: P/MIS/8236

Contents:
[* Street name changed to Brenton Street in 1871; this endorsement probably made late 19th c. House now demolished].

4 Bonds, 1701-1704, involving Robert Bateman of Well Close, Whitechapel  P/MIS/79  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8239]

Source of acquisition: Donated by John Marsh, CBE, DSc, CBIM, of per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2216).
7 April 1988.


Bond in £200 for the repayment of £100 plus interest from Robert Bateman esq. of Well Close, Whitechapel, to Francis Levett, citizen and mercer of London. Witnesses: Cheslin Bateman and Robert Curtis.  P/MIS/79/1  22 Nov. 1701

Former reference: [TH/8239/1]

Bond in £200, as P/MIS/79/1.  P/MIS/79/2  22 Nov. 1702

Former reference: [TH/8239/2]

Bond in £210 for the repayment of £105 plus interest, parties as P/MIS/79/1; Witnesses: John Bayles and Thomas Curtis.  P/MIS/79/3  22 Nov. 1703

Former reference: [TH/8239/3]

Bond in £230 for the repayment of £111 6s Od plus interest, parties as P/MIS/79/1; Witnesses: Robert Clowes and Thomas Curtis.  P/MIS/79/4  23 Nov. 1704

Former reference: [TH/8239/4]

Counterpart Lease of 40-56 Wellington Street, Stepney  P/MIS/80  [n.d.]

Lease; 1. William Pemberton Barnes esq., of Mile End Road, Stepney. 2. William Perkins of Denmark Hill, Surrey, gent.  P/MIS/80  20 Oct. 1857

Former reference: [TH/8239/5]

Contents:
From 1. to 2. for 70 years, of 17 pieces of ground and 17 houses (nos. 40 to 56 inclusive) on the west side of Wellington Street (corner with Hare Street), Stepney. Plan shows position of the houses.
Annual rents vary from £1 10s Od to £3 10s Od per house.

Counterpart Lease of property in Anthony Street, St. George-in-the-East  P/MIS/81  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Bircham & Co., solicitors, 1 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1 ODY, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2250).
7 April 1988.


Lease; 1. James Steers of Chapman's Gardens, St. George [-in-the-East], cordwainer. 2. William Lundin of Bing's Court, Torrington Street, St. George [-in-the-East], cabinet maker. From 1. to 2. for 90 years, of a messuage and piece of ground (17 feet from east to west, 58 feet 8 inches from north to south) on the west side of a new street 'to be called Anthony Street', St. George-in-the-East, abutting land leased to Hans Evers on the west and land leased to Joshua Leech on the north. Fine: £45; rent: £1 1s Od p.a.  P/MIS/81  27 Feb. 1790

Former reference: [TH/8240/1]

Assignment of lease of property in Rosemary Lane and Barker's Arms Alley, Whitechapel  P/MIS/82  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Bircham & Co., solicitors, 1 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1 ODY, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2250).
7 April 1988.


Lease; 1. William Herbert of Rosemar Lane, Whitechapel, victualler. 2. Thomas Ship of 45 Rosemary Lane, Whitechapel, blacksmith. Recites lease for 21 years of 22 Oct. 1803 from John Wakefield of Cheshunt, Herts., esq., to 1. and Edward Davie of Rosemary Lane, cloth seller, of a messuage in Rosemary Lane and an adjoining messuage in Baker's Arms Alley, Whitechapel, then occupied by John Davis, ironmonger, at an annual rent of £19. Edward Davie has since died, and 1. now assigns the said lease to 2. for the remainder of the 21 years, for a consideration of £110.  P/MIS/82  25 Mar. 1806

Former reference: [TH/8240/2]

Conveyance re nos. 30-36 (even) Meddleton Street, Bethnal Green, 1922  P/MIS/83  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Radcliffes & Co., Solicitors, 10 Little College Street, London SWIP 3SJ, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2276).
7 April 1988.


Conveyance; 1. Lady Jane Anne de Saumarez, wife of Rt. Hon. James St. Vincent, Baron de Saumarez of 43 Grosvenor Place, London. 2. Philip Vere Broke of Gladwyns Harlow, Essex, esq., and Revd. Horatio George Broke of Holm Hale Hall, Thetford, Norfolk. 3. Charles Everden Holland of 23 Annis Road, Hackney, plasterer. From 1. to 3. of nos. 30, 32, 34 and 36 Middleton Street, Bethnal Green (formerly numbered 15, 16, 17 and 18); plan shows position of the houses. Consideration: £340 from 3. to 2. (as trustees).  P/MIS/83  24 Mar. 1922

Former reference: [TH/8241]

Assignment of lease re house in Thomas Street, Poplar [later 65, Gough Street, Poplar], 1861  P/MIS/84  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Jacques & Lewis, solicitors, 2 South Square, Gray's Inn, London WC1R 5HR, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2280).
7 April 1988.


Assignment of lease; 1. Joseph John Ball of 5 Tibberton Square, Lower Road, Islington, gent. 2. Jane Keen Hickinbotham of 6 Maude Place, St. Leonards Road, Bromley, spinster. Recites lease for 93 years of 14 Dec. 1854 from the trustees of Mary Hind (wife of Andrew Hind) to Edward Atkins, of a house and land (15 feet by 70 feet) on the north-east side of Thomas Street, Poplar [later no. 65 Gough Street], bounded by land let to John Croucher on the NW, at an annual rent of £3. Following various underleases, the last being from William Rutter to 1., 1. now assigns the residue of the lease to 2. in consideration of £195.  P/MIS/84  25 Jun. 1861

Former reference: [TH/8242]

Counterpart lease re 226 Whitechapel Road, 1888.  P/MIS/85  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Ellis Wood Bickersteth & Hazel, solicitors, Langdales, New Garden House, 78 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8JR, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2303), 7 April 1988.


Counterpart lease; 1. George Richard Cook of 4 Castelnau Villas, Barnes, Surrey, esq. Stanley Cook of 58 New Broad Street, London, dental surgeon. 2. John Mitchell of 91 New Road, Whitechapel, coal merchant. From 1. to 2. for 21 years (rent: £51 p.a.) of no. 226 Whitechapel Road (abutting to the east, land formerly belonging to John Turner; on the west, a messuage formerly occupied by Edward Newling; and on the south, premises formerly occupied by Mr. Williams, then by Thomas Hall and lately by Henry Ardley).  P/MIS/85  9 Apr. 1888

Former reference: [TH/8244]

Evidences of title re property in Devons Road, Hobday Street and Goodliff Street, Poplar and Bromley  P/MIS/86  [n.d.]

Conveyance; 1. James Bell of 1, Devonshire Place, Cavendish Square., esq., 2. Frank Elphicke of Longley Place, Blackwall, gent. From 1. to 2. of a piece of land (120' by 52'; plan in margin) on the south side of a new street called Flint Street (later Hobday St.), partly in Poplar and partly in Bromley parishes. Consideration: £200; Schedule of documents, from copy court roll of 19 Apr. 1814 (admitting James Bell, deceased, to the land) onwards, appended.  P/MIS/86/1  17 Nov. 1863

Former reference: [TH/8245/47]

Conveyance; 1. Frank Elphicke of 36 British Street, Bow, builder. 2. Richard Marshall of Camden House, Sydenham Park, Kent, gent. From 1. to 2. of a piece of land (120' by 52') on the south side of Flint St (later Hobday St.), Bromley and Poplar, late belonging to James Bell, together with the 8 houses now built thereon, numbered 5-12 Flint St., subject to several leases made 1863-1864 to Joseph Tyler, Hannah Walker, and Thomas William Sandys Harris. Consideration: £480  P/MIS/86/2  16 Aug. 1864

Former reference: [TH/8245/48]

Conveyance; 1. British Land Co. Ltd., 2. Frank Elphicke of 36 British St, Bow, gent. From 1. to 2. of a piece of land (70' by 16'; plan in margin) on the north-west side of Devon Rd. (later Devons Rd.), Bromley, abutting the land of Charles Augustus Bartholomew to the north-east, being lot 319 of the lands auctioned on 22 Sep. 1864. Consideration: £44; Appended: schedule of deeds from 1793 (Release between John Liptrap, Sarah Liptrap, and William Man) onwards. On dorse; Conveyance (2 Mar. 1866) of the said land, with the buildings since erected thereon, from Elphicke to Richard Marshall of Camden House, Sydenham Park, Kent, for £122, subject to a lease to George Parker for 99 years.  P/MIS/86/3  10 Jun. 1865

Former reference: [TH/8245/49]

Conveyance; 1. The executors of the late Richard Marshall (died 18 Jul. 1894); 2. James Robert Astell Sheffield of 8 Coolhurst Rd., Crouch End, architect and surveyor.  P/MIS/86/4  2 Aug. 1905

Former reference: [TH/8245/50]

Contents:
From 1. to 2. of the following property:
(a) A piece of land on the north side of Devons Rd, Bromley, with the house known as no. 268 Devons Rd. built thereon [this was situated opposite the junction with Gale St], subject to a lease to George Parker.
(b) A piece of land on the south side of Flint St. (later Hobday St.) with the houses built thereon, formerly known as nos. 5-12 but now as nos. 10-24 (even), Flint St., subject to the following leases: nos. 10-14 and 20-24 to Joseph Tyler, no. 16 to Hannah Walker and no. 18 to Thomas William Sandys Harris.
(c) A piece of land on the south side of Goodliff St., Poplar, with the 5 houses built thereon, formerly known as nos. 38-42 but now as nos. 2-10 (even) Goodliff St., subject to leases to Henry Lester (nos. 2 and 4) and to Richard Stevens and Thomas James Gray (no. 6-10). Consideration: £900

Underlease of Railway Arch and nos. 5 and 6, South Street, Limehouse.  P/MIS/87  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Batchelors, solicitors, The Outer Temple, 222-225 Strand, London WC2R 1BG, per British Records Association [B.R.A. 2338], 7 April 1988.


Underlease; 1. Eliza Blackburn of 108 East India Dock Rd., Poplar, spinster. 2. William Gray of 76 West India Dock Rd, Limehouse, plumber.  P/MIS/87  28 Jul 1874

Former reference: [TH/8246/1]

Contents:
From 1. to 2. for 21 years, of ground under no. 8 arch (the first arch west from the arch leading from South St. to Lower Rich St.) of the London and Blackwall Railway, plus nos. 5 and 6 South Street, Limehouse, lately occupied by Mr. Kendrick and Mr. Wright, on condition that 2. takes down the chimneys of the two houses and converts them into a warehouse and stable.
Recites lease for 56½ years of 25 March 1848, from Edward Stock to George Blackburn.
Rent: £12 p.a.

Lease for 21 years of "The Grapes", North East Passage, Wellclose Square  P/MIS/88  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Batchelors, solicitors, The Outer Temple, 222-225 Strand, London WC2R 1BG, per British Records Association [B.R.A. 2338], 7 April 1988.


Lease; 1. Thomas John Serle of 1, Carlisle Villas, Bow Rd, gent. 2. Edward Pearce Polyblank of 9, Maplin St, Mile End, beerhouse keeper. From 1. to 2. of no. 2, North East Passage, Wellclose Square, known as 'The Grapes'. Rents: £40 p.a.  P/MIS/88  27 Jul. 1885

Former reference: [TH/8246/2]

Conveyance of no. 13 Patriot Square, Bethnal Green  P/MIS/89  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Batchelors, solicitors, The Outer Temple, 222-225 Strand, London WC2R 1BG, per British Records Association [B.R.A. 2338], 7 April 1988.


Conveyance; 1. James Alexander Parfett, gent, and Elizabeth Parfett, spinster, both of 172a Romford Rd, West Ham. 2. William Yetton junior, of 248 Globe Rd, Bethnal Green, gent.  P/MIS/89  26 Sep. 1899

Former reference: [TH/8246/3]

Contents:
From 1. to 2. of no. 13, Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, consisting of a plot of land 15 feet by 79 feet plus the messuage built thereon (plan). Recites will (made 9 Dec. 1896) of William Parfett of 59 Bancroft Rd, Mile End Old Town (died 1 May 1899), late owner of the property, the parties of 1. being his executors.
Consideration: £400.

Copy plan of 17-20 Margaret Place, Bethnal Green  P/MIS/90  [n.d.]

Plan; showing proposed rebuilding of workshops.  P/MIS/90  20 Jan. 1934

Former reference: [TH/8246/4]

Marriage Settlement documents re Lt.Col. George Warde and Lady Harriet North (mentioning land in Bethnal Green), 1862  P/MIS/91  [n.d.]

Former reference: [TH/8248]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Boodle Hatfield, solicitors, Brookfield House, 44 Davies Street, London W1Y 2BL, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2351), 7 April, 1988.


Marriage Settlement; 1. Vice Admiral Charles Warde of Squerryes Court, Kent. 2. Lieut. Colonel George Warde (London Rifle Brigade), eldest son of 1. 3. Lady Harriet North of Grosvenor Street, St. George Hanover Square. 4. Henry Jeffreys Bushby of 5 Essex Court, Temple Lane, barrister. John Board of Westerham, Kent, esq. 5. Sir George [Robert] Osborn of Chicksands Priory, Beds., bart. The Hon. Frederick Henry North of Grosvenor Street, esq.  P/MIS/91/1  25 Aug. 1862

Former reference: [TH/8248/1]

Contents:
A marriage has been arranged between 2. and 3. The settlement states that 2. (and 3. if she should survive her husband) should receive an annuity of £1,000, rising to £2,500 after 1868, out of the rents and profits deriving from 21 acres 15 perches of land in Bethnal Green, leased to Daniel Gosset by an indenture of 29 September 1807.

Marriage Settlement; 1. Harriet, Countess of Guildford; 2. Lady Harriet North, daughter of 1. 3. Lieut. Colonel George Warde of Squerryes Court, Kent. 4. Henry Jeffreys Bushby, John Board, Sir George [Robert] Osborn and the Hon. Frederick Henry North.  P/MIS/91/2  25 Aug. 1862

Former reference: [TH/8248/2]

Contents:
Refers to the marriage arranged between 2. and 3. The settlement involves the transfer of the following to 4. in trust for 2. after her marriage:
(a) £10,000 in 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities, due to 2. under the terms of her parents' marriage settlement (made 27 Apr. 1826).
(b) £7,500, a quarter of the £30,000 expectant upon the death of 1.
(c) £6,000 in 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities, transferred by 1.

2 receipted notes concerning the transfer of the 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities mentioned in TH/8248/2, above.  P/MIS/91/3  19 Aug. 1862

Former reference: [TH/8248/3-4]

Leases re property of Alfred J. Hollington in or near Whitechapel High Street, 1911-1914  P/MIS/92  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8249

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Hyde Mahon & Bridges Sawtell, solicitors, 33 Ely Place, London EC1N 6TS, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2371), 7 April 1988.
[Other material from this deposit (re Mr.Hollington's properties in Shepherd's Bush, Potter's Bar and Enfield) was sent by the B.R.A. to Hammersmith & Fulham Archives, the Hertfordshire Record Office and the Greater London Record Office].


Counterpart lease; 1. Alfred Jordan Hollington of Middlesex Street, Aldgate, merchant. 2. Hyman Linder and Harry Linder, wholesale clothiers (Linder Bros), of 14 Whitechapel High Street. From 1. to 2. of no. 14 Whitechapel High Street (plan of premises shown), for 5 years. Rent: £170 p.a. Signed by Hyman Linder, witnessed by Leonard Coleman of 12 Coleman Street.  P/MIS/92/1  1 Dec. 1911

Former reference: [TH/8249/1]

Letter from Hyman Linder to A. J. Hollington explaining that the lease [TH/8429/1] was not signed by his brother as he is "at present abroad".  P/MIS/92/2  30 Nov. 1911

Former reference: [TH/8249/2]

Counterpart lease; 1. Alfred Jordan Hollington of Middlesex Street, Aldgate, merchant. 2. Samuel Brothers Ltd., of 65-67 Ludgate Hill, London. From 1. to 2. of a factory and premises (plan shown) at rear of no. 16 Whitechapel High Street, entered by a right of way between nos. 15 and 16 Whitechapel High Street, for 3 years. Rent: £150 p.a.  P/MIS/92/3  30 Oct. 1914

Former reference: [TH/8249/3]

Testimonial presented to J.W.Elkington, Overseer of Bow, by Bow Vestry, 1900  P/MIS/93  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from B.J.Page, 21 April 1988.


Testimonial presented to John W.Elkington, Overseer of Bow, by Bow Vestry (signed by Mark Dalton, Chairman, and Francis Knibbs, Clerk) in appreciation of his work as Overseer, on the dissolution of the Vestry following the Local Government Act, 1899.  P/MIS/93  30 Oct. 1900

Former reference: [TH/8250]

Bond in £300 re conveyance of land in Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, 1801  P/MIS/94  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr. and Mrs.A.Notley, per Hackney Area Health Authority, 6 Nov. 1896. Accessioned 19 July 1988.


Bond in £300 for the performance of convenants contained in Lease and Release of 15-16 Jan. 1801 between: 1. John Henry William Fisher of Bread Street, London, gent. 2. John Hunter of Red Cross Street, St. Botolph's, Aldgate, cooper. Recites Lease and Release of 29-30 Sep. 1720 between (1) John Bugden and John Ede and (2) John Wicker and Samuel Blunt, whereby (1) conveyed to (2) the lordship or manor of Stepney in trust for John Wicker's heirs; and Lease and Release of 13-14 Jul.1772 between (1) Sir George Colebrook, bart, lord of Stepney Manor, and (2) Anthony Foreman, whereby (1) conveyed to (2) certain pieces of land belonging to Stepney Manor as described in the said indentures. 1. now agrees to convey to 2. a piece of land (44' by 77') on the north side of Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, for a consideration of £194.5s.0d; the legal heir to Stepney Manor at that time being Francis Scawen Blunt, infant grandson of the said Samuel Blunt.  P/MIS/94  16 Jan. 1801

Former reference: [TH/8274]

Abstract of title to land in Bethnal Green (purchased by William Parrish from John Roberts O'Brien Warde in 1920), c.1926  P/MIS/95  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by the London Borough of Havering's Reference and Information Library, St. Edward's Way, Romford, in December 1986.
Accessioned 25 July 1988


Abstract of title (printed); Recites marriage settlement of Lt.Col. George Warde and Lady Harriet North (25 Aug. 1862; see TH/8248 for more details) and other documents re the Warde family's interest in 21 acres 15 perches of land in Bethnal Green.  P/MIS/95  n.d. [c.1926]

Former reference: [TH/8276]

Contents:
Recites agreement of John Roberts O'Brien Warde, made 5 May 1920, to sell to William Parrish land in the following streets, all in Bethnal Green:
Bethnal Green Road
Wellington Row
Gibraltar Walk
Orange Street
Gossett Street
Daniel Street
Turin Street
Barnet Grove
Delta Street
Ivimey Street
Squirries Street
Pollard Row
Norah Street
Robert Street
Florida Street.
William Parrish died 9 Jul. 1925 at Chelmsford, Essex, and title now resides with his personal representatives.

Account book for rent, rates, taxes, etc for 3 Prospect Row, (Mile End Road) and Laura Place, Clapton, 1822-1841  P/MIS/96  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated in August 1985 by Portsmouth City Records Office, formerly in the possession of Mr.R.G.Lawrence of Denmead, Portsmouth.
Accessioned 26 July 1988.


Account book for rent, rates, taxes etc. for no. 3, Prospect Row, Mile End Road (1822-1829).  P/MIS/96  1822-1841

Former reference: [TH/8277]

Contents:
[Prospect Row was on the north side of Mile End Road, between the Regent's Canal and Grove Road].
Also accounts for rates, taxes, repairs etc. for "my house situate in Laura Place, Clapton" from 1829 to 1840; finally, two entries for "rent and taxes at Cole Hinge[?], Watford" 1840-1841.

Abstract of title of the trustees of David Laing to Property in St.George-in-the-East, 1823  P/MIS/97  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Winckworth & Pembertons, solicitors of 22 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1DY, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2198), 8 May 1985
Accessioned 26 July 1988.


Abstract of title of the devisees in trust of the late David Laing esq to property in and near Ratcliff Highway, St. George-in-the-East  P/MIS/97  1823

Former reference: [TH/8283]

Contents:
Recites Lease and Release of 1791 (in turn reciting Lease and Release of 1788) concerning 2 houses on the north side of Pennington Street and 3 houses on the east side of Artichoke Hill ('formerly called Essex Street'), occupied by Francis Ewer, carpenter; 4 houses on the west side of Johns Hill, occupied by ---- Carr, Eleanor Bell and John Philpot; and 12 houses on the south side of Ratcliff Highway (nos. 37 and 38 occupied by Joseph Jolland, grocer, nos. 29,30,31,32 and 33 occupied by Thomas Rhoades, Mary Farrier, William Farrington, Benjamin Sayer and Richard Porter, and 5 others lately occupied by John Bristow, engine maker, deceased).
Also recites various other deeds, including the will of David Laing (died 21 Oct. 1822, will proved in P.C.C., 6 Nov. 1822), by which he made the following bequests:
(a) To his wife Ann Laing, £500 p.a.
(b) To his son David Laing [of Hatton Garden, surveyor and architect], 3 houses on Artichoke Hill (on lease to John Miles), the White Hart in Pennington Street, and 45 Ratcliff Highway (occupied by James Whitehead).
(c) To his son George Laing, nos. 37 and 38 Ratcliff Highway (occupied by Mesdames Jolland) and no. 30 Ratcliff Highway (on lease to John Davis).
(d) To his son Henry Laing [Revd. Henry Laing of Clapham, Doctor of Laws], a house on Johns Hill (occupied by Mr.Hetherington), and nos. 29 and 30 Ratcliff Highway (one of which houses on lease to Mr. Fox, cheesemonger).
(e) To his son John Laing [Of Great Tower Street, cork merchant], a house on Ratcliff Highway (occupied by Mary Bristowe) and a house on Johns Hill (occupied by Mr.Thompson).
(f) To his sons Thomas [also of Great Tower Street, cork merchant], Henry and John in trust for his daughter Ann the wife of John Webb, 3 houses in Johns Hill (on lease to Thomas Botterill), the Crooked Billet in Ratcliff Highway (on lease to Messrs. Goodwin & Co, brewers), and no.31 Ratcliff Highway (occupied by John Turk, baker).

Lease for 21 years of Gravel Field, Stepney  P/MIS/98  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, August, 1985
Accessioned 8 August 1988.


Lease; 1. William Brushfield of St.Clement Danes, upholsterer; 2. John Shakespear of Stepney, ropemaker; From 1. to 2. of a piece of ground called Gravell Field (6 acres) in Stepney, abutting the road from Ratcliff to Rosemary Lane on the south, the road from Blackwall to Whitechapel on the north, the land of John Chappel on the east and the land of the Mercers' Company on the west.; Rent: £14 10s 0d p.a.  P/MIS/98  10 Jan. 1759

Former reference: [TH/8291/1]

Declaration of trust re money left to the Charity School of St. Botolph's, Aldgate  P/MIS/99  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, August, 1985
Accessioned 8 August 1988.


Declaration; Thomas Sansum of East Smithfield, scourer [OED: 'one who cleanses by rubbing, especially as the designation of certain servants in the Royal Household'] and treasurer of the charity school belonging to St.Botolph, Aldgate, acknowledges receipt of £300 bequeathed to the school under the terms of the will (made 25 Jul. 1774, proved P.C.C. 25 Mar.1775) of James Limborough of St.John, Hackney, gent.  P/MIS/99  9 Oct. 1783

Former reference: [TH/8291/2]

Contents:
Limborough left £2000 in 3% annuities to support his wife Mary (who died 10 Jan.1783), and after her death to be divided as follows:
£300 to the London Hospital, Whitechapel Road
£300 to the charity schools of Christ Church, Spitalfields
£300 to the charity school of St.Matthew, Bethnal Green
£300 each to the charity schools of St.Botolph, Aldgate, and St.Botolph, Bishopsgate
£500 to the Boys Free School 'usually kept in the Liberty of Norton Folgate and [whose boys] attend on Sundays the chapel commonly called Sir George Wheeler's Chapel'.
Payment was made to Sansum by Peter Turquand, merchant, and William Bowman senior, banker, the two surviving executors of Limborough's will (Lewis Chauvet and Dr.Thomas Dawson, physician, having died).
Witnessed by David Pike Watts (trustee of Aldgate Charity School) and Samuel Troughton.

Lease [of Lease and Release; Release missing] of Property in Green Place, Bethnal Green  P/MIS/100  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, August, 1985
Accessioned 8 August 1988.


Lease; 1. William Allason of Glass House Street, Westminster, oilman. 2. Eyre Patterson of Beech Street, Cripplegate, schoolmaster. From 1. to 2. of a piece of land (approx. 17' by 61'; exact measurements given) in Bethnal Green, abutting the land of Richard Bullard to the east, Green Place (part of Rope Walk Field) to the west, the land of Thomas Thompson to the south and the land of John May Evans and William Timmins to the north, together with the brick house built on it (being the third house from the south end of Green Place). Witnessed by John Bradshaw of Albion Buildings, and Richard Jennings.  P/MIS/100  10 Feb. 1801

Former reference: [TH/8291/3]

Counterpart Lease of nos. 18 and 19 Charles Street, Bethnal Green.  P/MIS/101  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, August, 1985
Accessioned 8 August 1988.


Lease; 1. Charlotte Goodwin of Turner Street, Mile End Road, widow 2. William Dempsey of Sutton Street, Commercial Road, builder 3. Thomas Green of Duncan Terrace, City Road, Islington, esq. From 1. to 3. of a piece of land (31' by 75') in Charles Street (North side), Mile End Old Town, with houses numbered 18 and 19 Charles Street built thereon, for 76 years. Rent: £6 p.a. Fine: £300 [?] from 3. to 2.  P/MIS/101  16 Mar. 1825

Former reference: [TH/8291/4]

Document badly faded.

Lease for 21 years of property in Mulberry Tree Road, Bromley-by-Bow.  P/MIS/102  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr.J.L.M. Gulley, September 1985.
Accessioned 9 August 1988.


Lease; 1. Samuel Pedley of Stratford, West Ham, Esq. 2. Samuel Chisnell and John Gane of Colchester, Essex, nurserymen. From 1. to 2. for 21 years (2. having the option of terminating the lease after 14 years) of a messuage on the east side of Bromley High Street [later St. Leonard's Street], known as no. 16 Mulberry Tree Road [written as Mulberry Tree Row on dorse], occupied by James Wallis. Also a piece of land 'formerly used as a melon ground' with 2 glazed greenhouses and a potting shed, at the rear of nos. 14,15,16 and 17 Mulberry Tree Road, and another piece of land at the rear of the same road with a shed, stable and cart house. Various rights of way defined.  P/MIS/102  28 Jul. 1856

Former reference: [TH/8292/1]

Contents:
Plan in margin shows the property is to the east of the Mulberry Tree public house (owned by 1.) and to the south of land occupied by Henry Benjamin Walmsley.
Rent. £42 p.a.
Witnessed by George Turner, solicitor, of 8 Mount Place, Whitechapel Road.

Lease and Correspondence re 54, Grove Road, Mile End Old Town  P/MIS/103  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr.J.L.M. Gulley, September 1985.
Accessioned 9 August 1988.


Counterpart lease for 79 years; 1. Rt.Hon. Charles Morgan Robinson, Lord Tredegar, of Tredegar, Co. Monmouth. 2. Thomas Antill Palmer of 1, Trinity Terrace, Morgan Street, Bow Road, builder. 3. Samuel Cornish of 31 Beaumont Square, Mile End, shipping surveyor. From 1. to 3. for 79 years of a piece of land on the east side of Grove Road, Mile End Old Town, bounded by land leased to James Henry Spencer and Joseph Thomas East on the south, with the newly-built house thereon, known as no. 13 Trentham Terrace, Grove Road [later no. 54 Grove Road]. Plan in margin. Consideration: £499 3s 0d from 3. to 2. (2. having incurred the expenses in building the house); annual rent 1s.  P/MIS/103/1  23 Oct. 1863

Former reference: [TH/8292/2]

Three letters re the death of Miss Kate Cornish on 2 May, 1922, and her bequest in her will (proved 23 Jun. 1922) of her house no. 54 Grove Road to her niece Miss Blanche Smithers of 75 Mount Pleasant Lane, Upper Clapton, E5, and re Miss Smithers' subsequent assignment of the property to Adelaide Hyam, wife of Harry Hyam of 54 Grove Road, Mile End.  P/MIS/103/2  Sep. - Nov. [...] 19

Former reference: [TH/8292/3-5]

re Evidences of Title no. 20 (formerly no. 10) Turner Street, Mile End Old Town  P/MIS/104  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, April 1986.
Accessioned 11 August 1988.


Lease; 1. Robert Watson of Richard Street, St. George-in-the-East, builder. 2. Sarah Harvey of Commercial Road, Mile End Old Town, spinster. From 1. to 2. for 98 years of a piece of ground (15' by 57'6", part of Lot 12 let to 1. by the Governors of the London Hospital), with the brick house lately built thereon by 1., for £270. Rent: £3 p.a. Witnessed (on dorse) by Henry Merceron and K.Cowell, clerks to Mr. Major Wright of 36 Well Close Square.  P/MIS/104/1  15 Apr. 1812

Former reference: [TH/8299/1]

Assignment of lease; 1. William Newman of 397 Commercial Road, grocer (administrator of the will of George Newman, formerly of 14 Hereford Place, Commercial Road, greengrocer, but late of Queens Road, Dalston, gent., deceased); 2. George Smith of 1-3 Jane Street, Commercial Road, furniture dealer.  P/MIS/104/2  28 Jun. 1875

Former reference: [TH/8299/2]

Contents:
Recites lease of 15 Apr. 1812 [TH/8299/1], and assignment of same of 28 Sep. 1855 from Ebenezer Groffman, cabinet maker, to George Newman, who died 28 Jan. 1871. His wife Mary Newman, named as his executrix, had died 13 Jun. 1866 and was buried at Tower Hamlets Cemetery, Bow, so administration was granted to William Newman. He now assigns the lease for the house 'formerly known as no. 10 but now as no. 20', Turner Street, to 2. for the residue of 98 years.
Consideration: £200

Assignment of lease; 1. George Smith of 8, Red Lion Square, Holborn, inventor, Edward Thomas Lloyd, of 56 Tredegar Square, Mile End Road, gent., & Elizabeth Anne Smith, of 3, Landseer Road, Bow, spinster [the executors of George Smith, deceased]. 2. John Gibbs of 19 Redmans Road, Mile End, builder.  P/MIS/104/3  12 Mar. 1896

Former reference: [TH/8299/3]

Contents:
Recites lease of 15 Apr. 1812 [TH/8299/1] and that the property latterly became vested in George Smith, now deceased, father of George Smith and Elizabeth Smith (the parties named in 1. above), who died 7 Oct. 1895.
1. Now assign the lease for no.20 (formerly no.10) Turner Street to 2. for the residue of 98 years.
Consideration: £120

Lease re Oliver Terrace and Cottage Grove, Mile End Old Town  P/MIS/105  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, April 1986.
Accessioned 11 August 1988.


Lease; 1. Sir Charles Morgan of Pall Mall, Mddx., baronet; 2. James Oliver of Road Lane, City of London, builder; From 1. to 2. of a piece of land (exact measurements and boundaries given; plan in margin) abutting Mile End Road to the south, Cottage Grove [now Rhondda Grove] to the east, and land let to Daniel Austin to the north, containing 10 houses lately built thereon by 2..Six of the houses form a terrace, named Oliver Terrace on the plan, fronting on Mile End Road [opposite what is now Mile End Underground Station]; the other 4 are semi-detached houses fronting on Cottage Grove. Rent: £76 p.a. Document damaged.  P/MIS/105  29 Jun. 1824

Former reference: [TH/8299/4]

Contents:
On dorse
Surrender (23 Jun. 1898) of the above lease by Caroline Oliver of Lambourne Cottage, Bow Road, spinster, and Ada Margaret Oliver of 2, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, widow, to Rt.Hon. Godfrey Charles, Lord Tredegar, on the understanding that a new lease for 50 years will be granted to them for the same premises, at an annual rent of £275.

Conveyance of a plot of land in Armagh Road, Bow  P/MIS/106  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, April 1986.
Accessioned 11 August 1988.


Conveyance; 1. Brownlow William Knox, M.P., of Wilton Crescent, Westminster. John Gorham Maitland of Lincoln's Inn, barrister. 2. Elizabeth Williamson of 15, Park Walk, Chelsea, spinster. Conveyance from 1. to 2. of a piece of ground with a 16' frontage on 'a new road... intended to be made and called Armagh Road', Bow, being Lot 149 of the Old Ford Estate. Consideration: £30  P/MIS/106  29 Jan. 1855

Former reference: [TH/8299/5]

Contents:
Plan in margin shows the plot of land is on the west side of Armagh Road, bounded on the north by land sold to Robert Roxby and on the south by land sold to Edward Stirling Lambert.

Evidences of title re no.17 [later 43] Leman Street, Whitechapel  P/MIS/107  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, April 1986.
Accessioned 11 August 1988.


Draft Surrenders; 1. Jacob Jonas [crossed out, with note that now deceased]; Emanuel Jonas; John Jonas; 2. Joseph Bolton Doe of Hope Street, Whitechapel, iron founder. Drafts of surrender of no.17 Leman Street from 1. to 2., 1. also paying £100 to make satisfaction for any claims or demands of 2. arising from the premises being 'greatly out of repair'. Recites earlier indenture of 27 May 1842 by which the premises were conveyed to Doe by Albert Cohen, Alexander Hiam Cohen, Edward Bedwell Kemble, Grace Cohen (widow), Henry Cohen (merchant), and Abigail, Rebecca and Matilda Cohen (all spinsters).  P/MIS/107/1  Mar. 1853

Former reference: [TH/8299/6-7]

Draft Leases; 1. Joseph Bolton Doe of Hope Street, Whitechapel, ironfounder; 2. Henry Pownceby of 7, Cannon Street, St.George-in-the-East, printer. Drafts of lease for 29 years (rent £105 p.a.) from 1 to 2 of no.17 ['no.43 - late no.17' written above] Leman Street (west side), Whitechapel, formerly occupied by Richard Wilcox and now by Messrs.Jonas. Schedule of fixtures and fittings appended.  P/MIS/107/2  Mar. 1853

Former reference: [TH/8299/8-9]

Draft Notice and Deed of Revocation of Licence for Manufacture; 1. Joseph Bolton Doe of Hope Street, Whitechapel, ironfounder. 2. Donald Brown of Pall Mall, engineer. Draft deeds re revocation of a licence granted (in 1848) by 1. to 2. for the manufacture and sale of patent double ratchet stoppers (to be fitted horizontally to the bottom of ships' capstans and other barrels).  P/MIS/107/3  Oct. 1852

Former reference: [TH/8299/10-11]

Mortgage re Union Place, Limehouse, and documents concerning Dix and Peachey families, 1817-1913  P/MIS/108  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Lewisham Local History Centre, The Manor House, Old Road, London SE13, on behalf of a reader.
25 August 1988.


Contents:
Union Place, situated between Jamaica Place (later Beccles St.) and Gill St., was later re-named Gill Place. The site of Gill Place is now occupied by Roche House.

Mortgage to raise £100; 1. Margaret Richardson of 3, Union Place, Jamaica Row, 'near Limehouse Church', widow of Timothy Richardson (formerly of Spring Street, Shadwell), Master Mariner. 2. Joshua Mayhew of Chancery Lane, gent. Recites lease of 19 June 1807 by which Richard Payne [of Shoreditch, gent.] leased no.3, Union Place (abutting Jamaica Row to the north, and 'Mr.Hodge's Back Garden fence' to the west), Limehouse, to Robert Watson [of Pell Place, St.George-in-the-East, builder] for 98 years, rent £3 p.a., and endorsement by which Watson assigned the lease to Timothy Richardson on 22 June 1807. Richardson died 12 Oct.1809 and administration of his estate was granted (P.C.C.) to his widow, Margaret, on 5 Aug. 1814. She now mortgages the same property to raise £100. Witnesses: Thomas Bass of Jamaica Place, Limehouse, painter, and John Wheatstone, clerk to Messrs. Mayhew & Price of Chancery Lane.  P/MIS/108/1  4 Sep. 1817

Former reference: [TH/8307/1]

Contents:
On dorse: mortgage of 23 Nov.1818 by which Margaret Richardson raises a further £120 (the other £100 being re-paid) by mortgaging the same property to Joshua Mayhew.
[See TH/6852 - 6853 for other deeds re nos. 3,4, and 5 Union Place; TH/6853a, a Lease and Release of 17-18 Nov.1812 by which the freehold of 3, Union Place is granted by Richard Payne to Robert Braine of Ropemakers Fields, Limehouse, baker, refers to the same above recited lease for 98 years of the house in Union Place 'therein incorrectly described as no.9 but... the same house hereby granted and released and now no.3'. TH/6853b, a Lease and Release of 7-8 May 1834 by which Edward Tindale of Cock Hill, Ratcliff, tobacconist, and William Patrick of Wellington Place, Commercial Road, Limehouse, sugar refiner (both executors of the will of the late Robert Braine of 5 Island Row, Limehouse, gent) convey no.3, Union Place to William Dix of Fore Street, Limehouse, butcher, points to the connection, through Dix, between TH/8307/1 and the other documents in this collection]

Apprenticeship indenture by which Henry Peachey of West India Dock Rd. is bound by his guardian William Dix, also of West India Dock Rd, to William Roberts of Hemel Hempstead, Herts, land surveyor and auctioneer, for 3 years. Premium: £100 plus a further £50 after 1 year.  P/MIS/108/2  29 Sep. 1848

Former reference: [TH/8307/2]

Inland Revenue account of the estate of the late William Dix of 224, Camden Road, Middx. (died 11 Apr.1867, will proved 12 Jun. 1867).  P/MIS/108/3  16 Sep. 1868

Former reference: [TH/8307/3]

Contents:
Executor of the will: Henry James Peachey of 28 Craven St., Charing Cross.

Lawyers' invoice for costs incurred in arranging Henry J. Peachey's marriage settlement.  P/MIS/108/4  1890-1891

Former reference: [TH/8307/4]

Invoice from Messrs. Jones Son & Day for plumbing work carried out at nos.6 and 10 Gill Place [formerly Union Place, Limehouse] for Mr.Peachey.  P/MIS/108/5  1908

Former reference: [TH/3807/5]

Receipts for rates and income tax paid by Mr.Peachey for nos.6 and 10 Gill Place, Limehouse.  P/MIS/108/6  1913

Former reference: TH/8307/6-8]

Letters from H.E. Pocock to Robert Southey, Poet Laureate, 1840 - 1842  P/MIS/109  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased c.1965



Related information: See pamphlet LP 3170 (Local History Library) for the printed 'Poems by Henry Edwin Pocock', London, 1836 ('printed for the author, and to be had at 3, Union Place, Stepney Green'); Pocock (son of John Wright Pocock and Amelia Pocock, formerly Grafftey) was born in 1816 and baptised 9 Feb. 1817 at St.Marylebone. [See TH/8301/5 for a reference to 'Pocock's rent - Stepney house', 1839, probably relating to H.E. Pocock].

Administrative history:
Transferred from cuttings collection in Local History Library, 31 August 1988.

Letters from Henry Edwin Pocock (no.2, 1842, from 55 Radnor St, St.Luke's, Finsbury; no.3, undated, from 3, Cowper St., City Rd.) to Robert Southey, Poet Laureate, at Keswick, Cumberland, requesting copies of Southey's work, etc.  P/MIS/109/1  1840-1842

Former reference: [TH/8308/1-3]

Typed sheet prepared for the sale of the above letters, giving some details about the 'poetaster/reviewer' of Stepney, Henry Edwin Pocock'.  P/MIS/109/2  [c.1965]

Former reference: [TH/8308/4]

Legal documents of John Oakes re prosecution of the Metropolitan Borough Council of Poplar, 1921 and other personal papers  P/MIS/110  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr.L.R.Oakes, August 1983.
Accessioned 13 September 1988.


Legal documents (affidavits, copy order, etc) re prosecution of Poplar Councillors (including George Lansbury, David Adams, Samuel March, and John Oakes, father of the donor) by the Crown, for refusing to levy Poplar's share of the L.C.C., Metropolitan Asylum, and Police rates. Include lists of names and addresses of individual Councillors.  P/MIS/110/1  ND

Former reference: [TH/8324/1-4]

Order from Guardians of the Poor of Poplar Borough that John Oakes of 47 Norman Rd., Bow, should pay 5s per week towards the maintenance of his son, with (pasted to same sheet) 3 receipts for maintenance payments.  P/MIS/110/2  1925

Former reference: [TH/8377/12]

Receipt for 2s paid by J.C.Oakes to Poplar Borough Mayor's Relief Fund.  P/MIS/110/3  1925

Former reference: [TH/8377/13]

Ticket inviting recipient to St.Dunstan's, Stepney, and to dine at the King's Head, Stepney, 1715  P/MIS/111  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased September 1988


Printed ticket (with manuscript number '70' written in one corner) inviting the recipient to 'meet your Countrymen, Born in the Parish of St.Dunstan's, Stepney' by attending a sermon at St.Dunstan's on Thursday 8th September 1715, and afterwards dining at the Kings Head in Stepney.  P/MIS/111  1715

Former reference: [TH/8325]


Related information: See Charles McNaught's articles of 15 April 1911 and 10 August 1912, in the East London Observer, for more details

Contents:
Names of 8 'stewards' printed at the bottom: Hickson Wright, James Thomas, John Graves, Joseph Bradley, Samuel Walker, William Shipman, Richard Davis and John Barnard.
Small red wax seal attached, showing a figure [? in Highland dress with bagpipes] and the words 'Friendship & Charity'.
Note: 8 September 1715 was only a few days after the outbreak of the "Fifteen" rebellion in Scotland, when James Francis Edward Stuart [the 'Old Pretender'] was proclaimed as King by the Jacobites at Braemar.
[This ticket seems to be connected with the Stepney Society, which organised the Stepney or Cockney Feast

Manuscript of Arthur Morrison's 'A Child of the Jago', 1896, with correspondence, 1936  P/MIS/112  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated to Bethnal Green Library by the author in 1936.


Administrative history:
Accessioned as archive material, March 1989 (formerly L.7983)

Original manuscript of A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison (1863-1945)  P/MIS/112/1  1896

Former reference: [TH/8346/1]

Contents:
The manuscript consists of 293 loose pages (plus 4 un-numbered pages containing the title and dedication), the text of the novel being written in pencil.
The Oxford Companion to English Literature states that the novel 'describes the boyhood of Dick Perrott in an East End slum off Shoreditch High Street, and gives a vivid account of the violent crime of the neighbourhood known in real life as 'The Nichol' [in Bethnal Green; the area was re-developed in the 1890s when the Boundary Street Estate was built]. Dicky's good instincts are frustrated by the environment, his father is hanged for murder, and he dies aged 17 in a street fight. In an 1897 preface Morrison rejected the label of 'realist', but his work belongs to the same school as that of G.Moore and resembles the early Maugham'.
Printed copies of the novel are available in the Local History Library (classed at 870).

Correspondence between Arthur Morrison and the Reference Assistant (Mr.H.Marshall) and Borough Librarian at Bethnal Green Library, re Morrison's donation of the manuscript of A Child of the Jago to the Borough's Local Collection.  P/MIS/112/2  Feb. - Apr. 1936

Former reference: [TH/8346/2]

Copy will of Robert Holmes, 1754  P/MIS/113  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr.J.L.M. Gulley
31 March 1989.


Copy will of Robert Holmes of Shenfield, Essex, shipwright (made 24 Jan.1754), with letters of administration (1777). In the will Holmes leaves property to his wife Elizabeth (whom he appoints his sole executrix) during her lifetime, directing that after her death it is to pass to the children of his late son John Holmes deceased, or to the children of Edward Skinner of East Tilbury, Essex, farmer, according to her wishes as stated in her will. The property specified is as follows: (a) A cottage or tenement called the Carpenters Arms at Blackwall in the parish of Stebbing Heath alias Stepney, occupied by 'the Widow Wram' and to which he was admitted, as is recorded in the court rolls, on 3 April 1734. (b) A messuage or tenement 'which I now live in' at Shenfield, formerly called the Eagle and Child, plus a brick cottage nearby, occupied by Thomas Capon. Witnesses: Sussannah Oddin, Charles Bravington and John Fitchatt. With Letters of administration (26 Apr.1777) attached. These grant administration of the estate of Robert Holmes, deceased, to Edward Skinner and Mary Skinner, widow, who are the executors of the will of Edward Skinner, deceased (who in turn was executor of the will of Elizabeth Holmes, widow, deceased, the executrix of the above will). The document explains that Elizabeth died before the estate had been fully administered.  P/MIS/113  1777

Former reference: [TH/8347]

Bond in Statute Staple (involving party from Ratcliff), 1597  P/MIS/114  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, 24 May 1989.


Bond in Statute Staple; 1. John Hills of Greenhive [Greenhithe], Kent. 2. William Bygat of Ratcliff, seaman. 1. is bound to 2. in £440, to be paid on All Saints Day [1 Nov.] next.  P/MIS/114  17 Oct. 39 Eliz. I [1597]

Former reference: [TH/8359]

Two seals attached: Statute Staple (damaged) and John Hilles.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
[Such bonds were usually for loans or commercial debts].
Signed: John Hilles [sic]

Manuscript history of Bromley-by-Bow (by George Coad?), 1902  P/MIS/115  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by David Dickinson, 9B Norman Grove, London E3 5EG, 16 March 1989.


Manuscript history of Bromley-by-Bow, entitled "Our School and Parish in the Sixties, by an Old School Boy"  P/MIS/115  Aug. 1902

Former reference: [TH/8366]

Contents:
Bookplate for George Coad (? author) inside.
Inside front cover: memorial card for S.G.Coad, died 14 Nov. 1914 aged 80 and buried at the City of London Cemetery, Ilford. Contains 476 pages with detailed accounts of various aspects of Bromley's history, some maps, photographs, reminiscences of Byron Street School, etc.

Sale particulars re property in Bow, Bromley  P/MIS/116  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Tyger Press, 17 November 1989


Sale particulars re nos. 21 and 23 High Street, Bow; nos. 1 to 10 (consecutive) Albert Terrace, Bow High Street; and nos. 1 to 4 (consecutive) Albert Place, Bromley High Street, to be sold 27 Jul. 1853. Printed.  P/MIS/116/1  1853

Former reference: [TH/8368/1/1-2]

Contents:
21 High Street, Bow, let to Mr Hanscomb
23 High Street, Bow, let to Mr Tickler
1 Albert Terrace let to Mr Mills
2 Albert Terrace let to Mr Whiting
3 Albert Terrace let to Mr Springall
4 Albert Terrace let to Mr Woolfe
5 Albert Terrace let to Mr Ivimey
6 Albert Terrace let to Mr Ball
7 Albert Terrace let to Mr Brown
8 Albert Terrace let to Mr Greayer
9 Albert Terrace let to Mr Thackeray
10 Albert Terrace let to Mr Garrod
1 Albert Place let to Mr Garman, surgeon
2 Albert Place let to Mr Neale
3 Albert Place let to Mr Boutigny
4 Albert Place let to Mr Cooke

PROPERTY IN BOW, BROMLEY: Plan of estate (as in TH/8368/1/1-2). Printed.  P/MIS/116/2  1853

Former reference: [TH/8368/1/3]

Sale Particulars of property in Limehouse and Hammersmith  P/MIS/117  [n.d.]

Sale particulars re no. 1 Cross Street, Rich Street, Limehouse, and property in Brook Green Terrace, Hammersmith, to be sold 14 May 1872. Printed.  P/MIS/117  1872

Former reference: [TH/8368/2]

Grant of Power of Attorney to Christopher Laytourn  P/MIS/118  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from A.J. Craig, 20 November 1989


Document in which Michael Hodgson of Lucas Street, Commercial Rd., ship owner, and John Jackson of Nafferton, Yorks, farmer, grant power of attorney to Christopher Laybourn, Commander of the Ann 'now in the Port of London' and about to depart to Gibraltar, Algiers and Constantinople.  P/MIS/118  1821

Former reference: [TH/8369/1]

Contents:
The power of attorney is to enable Laybourn to sell Hodgson and Jackson's right in the Ann (describes ship as 'British built, has one deck and half deck and two masts'; dimensions of ship given).
Also: affidavits re the above, including signature of John Thomas Thorpe, Lord Mayor of London.

Counterpart Lease of No 11, Parliament Street, Bethnal Green  P/MIS/119  [n.d.]

LEASE, 1. Samuel Drew of Bath St., Bethnal Green, gent. 2. Mary Popkin junior, of Parliament St., Bethnal Green, spinster. Counterpart lease from 1. to 2. for 70½ years, of no. 11 Parliament St., Bethnal Green (abutting property occupied by Hicks on the east, and property occupied by Joseph Durham on the west). Rent: £3 p.a.  P/MIS/119  1840

Former reference: [TH/8369/2]

Contents:
On dorse: signature of witness (Edward Hyett of 1, Pitt St., Bethnal Green).

Letters of administration re estate of the late Robert Cass Rogers of 26 Saville Place, Mile End Rd., gent. (died 27 Feb. 1847)  P/MIS/120  [n.d.]

Letters of Administration  P/MIS/120  1849

Former reference: [TH/8369/3]

Contents:
Administration had been granted to his father, William Joseph Rogers, but he died on 25 Jul.1849 and so administration of R.C. Rogers' estate is granted to the executors of W.J. Rogers, viz: Richard Edward Davies, Richard Rogers, and William Joseph Rogers 'Under £20'.

Deed of partnership between Francis G. Bluett and Archibald Reid  P/MIS/121  [n.d.]

Deed; 1. Francis Godden Bluett of 11½, Cannon St. Rd. 2. Archibald Reid of Wapping St., Wapping. 1. and 2. agree co-partnerhsip in a joint stock loan and investment association to be called the Reform Investment Loan and Discount Company, based at 11½ Cannon St. Rd.  P/MIS/121  1852

Former reference: [TH/8369/4]

Letters of administration re estate of the late Revd. Joseph George Cumming of St. John's Vicarage, Bethnal Green (died 21 Sep. 1868)  P/MIS/122  [n.d.]

Letters of administration; granted to Agnes Cooper Cumming, his widow. 'Under £200'.  P/MIS/122  1869

Former reference: [TH/8369/5]

Evidences of Title of Edward Robert Hawkins to property in Whitechapel, 1891-1897  P/MIS/123  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from C.Beardsmore 12 December 1989


Lease for 30 years of the Garrick Tavern and Music Hall, Leman Street; 1. Revd. Herbert Samuel Hawkins of Beyton Rectory, Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk. 2. Mrs.Emma Elizabeth Mountain (wife of Thomas Mountain) of Hackney Rd., trading under the name of West & Co., Brewers. From 1. to 2. for 30 years of the Garrick Tavern and Music Hall, Leman St., Whitechapel. Rent: £95 6s 8d p.a.  P/MIS/123/1  19 Aug. 1891

Former reference: [TH/8370/1]

Contents:
Includes plan (showing premises as lying between the Police Station and no.68 Leman St.)
Witnesses include Joseph H.West, Brewer of Hackney Rd.

Surrender of lease of the Garrick Tavern, Leman Street; 1. William Alfred Tredwen of the Garrick Tavern, 70 Leman St., Whitechapel, licensed victualler. 2. Edward Robert Hawkins of Horringer, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, esq. Recites lease of 19 Aug. 1891 [i.e.TH/8370/1].  P/MIS/123/2  13 Mar. 1897

Former reference: [TH/8370/2]

Contents:
After several assignments, the residue of the lease on the Garrick Tavern was transferred to Tredwen in 1896; having carried out alterations and repairs to the premises, he now surrenders the lease to 2. (the holder of the reversion, following Revd. H.S. Hawkins' death on 4 Jan. 1895) with a request that a new lease for 50 years be granted to him.

Lease for 21 years of 27, Little Alice Street; 1. Edward Robert Hawkins of Horringer, Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk, esq., 2. Isaac Levy of 18 Little Alie St., Whitechapel, tailor. From 1. to 2. of 27, Little Alie St., Whitechapel. Rent: £80 p.a. Includes plan of the premises.  P/MIS/123/3  31 Dec. 1896

Former reference: [TH/8370/3]

Deeds re property in Portland Street, Ratcliff  P/MIS/124  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased with funds from archives donations box, 20 January, 1990.


Contents:
These deeds relate to no.5 (re-numbered 24 in 1867)
Portland Street, off Commercial Road. Portland Street was re-named Westport Street in 1938. Number 24 appears to have been demolished between 1937 and 1948, probably as a result of bomb damage.

Lease for 66 years; 1. The Mercers Company; 2. Richard Shalders of 18 Grosvenor St., Commercial Rd., builder; 3. William Harvey of 5 Portland St., Commercial Rd., pilot. From 1. to 3. (with 2.'s consent) of no. 5 Portland Street, Ratcliff. Rent: £2 p. a. Plan in margin, showing property to east of no.5 occupied by Mr.Eltham.  P/MIS/124/1  28 Oct. 1842

Former reference: [TH/8374/1]

Mortgage; 1. William Harvey of Portland St., Stepney, pilot. 2. John Leschallas of New Cross, Hatcham, Surrey, builder. Recites lease of 28 Oct. 1842 [ie. TH/8374/1]. 1. now mortgages 5 Portland Street to 2. to secure £160.  P/MIS/124/2  20 Jan. 1852

Former reference: [TH/8374/2]

Contents:
On dorse: memorandum of 18 Jan. 1877 that John Leschallas has been repaid the £160 by Susannah Harvey of 5 Portland Place [sic], Stepney, widow of William Harvey.

Mortgage; 1. Mrs.Susannah Harvey of 24 Portland St., Stepney. 2. The General Credit Co. Ltd. Recites mortgage of 20 Jan. 1852 [i.e. TH/8374/2] and that William Harvey died 6 Feb. 1852 intestate.  P/MIS/124/3  19 Jan. 1877

Former reference: [TH/8374/3]

Contents:
In order to repay the £160 due to John Leschallas, William Harvey's widow mortgages the same property (formerly no.5 but now known as no.24, Portland Street, Ratcliff) to 2. to secure £170.
On dorse: memorandum of 8 Aug. 1882 that the General Credit Co. Ltd. has been repaid the £170 by Susannah Harvey.

Assignment of lease; 1. Mrs. Susannah Harvey of 24 Portland St., Stepney, widow. 2. Thomas Wiles of 21 Watney St., St.George-in-the-East, bootmaker. From 1. to 2. of no. 24 (late no. 5) Portland St., Stepney, for residue of 66 year lease (from 1842). Consideration: £235.  P/MIS/124/4  14 Aug. 1882

Former reference: [TH/8374/4]

Counterpart of no. 100 Commercial Road. No. 100 Commercial Road is situated on the south side of the road, on the corner with Batty Street.  P/MIS/125  [n.d.]

Counterpart lease; 1. Hildreth Kay of 311 Commercial Rd., Doctor of Medicine, & Emily Collinson Kay, of Montpelier House, Hermon Hill, Wanstead, Essex, spinster. 2. Frederick William Blackwell of 100 Commercial Rd., Doctor of Medicine. From 1. to 2. for 21 years of no. 100 Commercial Road. Rent: £65 p.a. Witness: Frank Blacker S.Brocklebank of 100 Commercial Rd., chemist.  P/MIS/125  3 Dec. 1891

Former reference: [TH/8374/5]

Assignment of lease re property in Rickmans Rents, Limehouse, 1737  P/MIS/126  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from the Tyger Press with funds from archive donations box, 16 February 1990.


Contents:
[See Gascoyne's map of Limehouse, 1703, for location; of Rigmans (sic) Rents, near Limehouse Bridge].

Assignment of lease for residue of 99 years; 1. John Smallman of St.James, Westminster, cheesemonger; 2. William Ashton of St.George, Hanover Square, glazier. Recites lease of 27 Apr. 1731 whereby Joseph Harrington, gent., and George Shank, tobacconist, both of St.Saviour's, Southwark, leased property in Limehouse [see below] to John Nickalls of St.Anne, Westminster, timber merchant, for 99 years at an annual rent of £18.  P/MIS/126  22 Aug. 1737

Former reference: [TH/8375]

Contents:
To raise £300, Nickalls mortgaged the property (15 Aug. 1732) to John Smallman. The money was not repaid so by an indenture of 16 Jul. 1736 (Nickalls having died and John Smith of Lambeth, timber merchant, acting as his executor) the property became vested in Smallman. Smallman now assigns the property to Ashton for the residue of the 99 years, for a consideration of £105.
The property is situated in 2 alleys called Rickmans Rents and Grants Alley, near Limehouse Bridge, Limehouse and comprises (as described in 1731 lease):
(a) A piece of ground on which formerly stood a messuage occupied by George Dunn, Scrivener, and later by John Ellerker, abutting Narrow Street to the south and backing on Rickmans Rents, with the 2 new brick messuages built on part of the said ground (measurements given) and the 'old timber messuage' in Rickmans Rents.
(b) 4 new brick messuages on the north side of Rickmans Rents.
(c) A piece of ground fenced in at the lower end of Rickmans Rents, by the common sewer, 'formerly a garden', with 4 brick messuages, abutting the dockyard to the east and the ropewalk to the north.
(d) A messuage formerly occupied by Edmund Thorne, smith, then by James Watson, blockmaker, and later by Andrew Smith, shoemaker, abutting the Thames to the south, and lying between a messuage formerly occupied by Thomas Cockton to the west and one formerly occupied by Bartholomew Ware and William Ashley to the east.

Lease for 21 years of Pavilion Yard, Whitechapel  P/MIS/127  [n.d.]

Lease; 1. Donald Munro of Whitehall, Chigwell, Essex, gent.; 2. George Young of the Pavilion Yard, Whitechapel Rd., 'livery stable keeper'.; From 1. to 2. of property on the north side of Whitechapel Rd., partly in Whitechapel and partly in Mile End New Town, for £200 p.a.  P/MIS/127  24 Apr 1882

Former reference: [TH/8378/4]

Contents:
Plan on dorse shows the premises were entered from between no.82 (the Ram's Head) and 83 Whitechapel Rd., and included a stone yard, stables, coach houses, etc., adjoining the Pavilion Theatre to the east.
Witness (on dorse); H.S.Mitchell, 5 Great Prescott St., Whitechapel.

Sale particulars re property in Bethnal Green, 1884  P/MIS/128  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from A.J.Coombes, April 1990.


Printed sale particulars re 11 houses in Bethnal Green (nos. 56, 71, 72, 73 and 74 Morpeth St., 5 and 7 Warley St., and 10, 11, 12 and 13 Matilda St.)  P/MIS/128  1884

Former reference: [TH/8380]

Contents:
The property is to be auctioned on 9 Apr. 1884 by order of the executors of the late James Chambers (formerly of 56 Morpeth St.) Details of rooms in each house, etc., given, and of deeds concerning the property, mentioning the following people: James Haygarth, George Young and John Bontoft (1791); William Walter Gretton, John Butler and Edmund John Scott (1834); William Raven and Joseph Eldridge (1840); and William and Ann White, and Joseph Dart (1845). Nos. 5 and 7 Warley St. described as 'formerly nos. 3 and 4 William St.'

Lease (of Lease and Release ) re 220 Upper Shadwell Street, Shadwell, 1777  P/MIS/129  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated to Rawstenstall Library, Lancs., and transferred to Tower Hamlets per the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancs. PR1 2RE (Further details of provenance not known), 2 July 1990.



Related information: See TH/8188 for a Release of 19 Mar. 1774 by which Lancelot Henry of Ratcliff Highway, cornchandler, and Richard Ebbettes of Farnham, Surrey, victualler, purchased a messuage or tenement on the north side of Ratcliff Highway (occupied by Henry), pa. Shadwell, 'near to the two trees formerly there', from Thomas Saunders of Reading, Berks, esq., and Elizabeth his wife; this may be the same property mentioned below. See also TH/8188 for a feoffment of 1803 regarding no.220 Upper Shadwell Street.

[no title]  P/MIS/129  24 Sep 1777

Former reference: [TH/8381]

Contents:
Lease [of Lease and Release]; 1. Lancelot Henry of Upper Shadwell St., pa. Shadwell, brewer. Richard Ebbetts of Deptford, Kent, Coal merchant. 2. John Newman of Windmill St., Westminster, painter and glazier. Thomas Sheppard of Lambs Buildings, Middle Temple, gent. From 1. to 2. of a messuage or tenement on the north side of a street formerly called Ratcliff Highway but now called Upper Shadwell St., being no.220, in Shadwell parish, occupied by Lancelot Henry. On dorse: witnesses (Edward Walter and Henry Vicary).

Conveyance re land in Stock St., Bromley St. Leonards, 1854  P/MIS/130  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs.J. Curtis, 27th July, 1990.


Conveyance; 1. The North London Railway Company; 2. Alfred Smallman of Catharine St., Bromley, joiner 3. Henry Smallman of the Orchard House, Blackwall, licensed victualler. From 1. to 3. (2. acting as 3.'s agent) of a piece of land (measurements given) on the north side of a new street to be called Stock St., Bromley. Plan in margin (shows land is on corner of Stock St. and Catharine St.) Consideration: £54  P/MIS/130  9 May 1854

Former reference: [TH/8385]

Lease of property in Bromley-by-Bow, 1808  P/MIS/131  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by J.D.Saner, Collyer-Bristow (Solicitors), 4 Bedford Row, London WC1 4DF, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2355), 4 May 1990.


Lease for 44½ years; 1. Samuel Ellis of Bow, bricklayer; 2. John Plomer of Strutton Ground, Westminster, gent. From 1. to 2. of two pieces of land (measurements given), abutting 'Devins Lane', Bromley [-by-Bow], one piece abutting property occupied by Richard Hooper to the east, with 2 messuages built by 1. thereon. Both pieces of land form part of a larger piece of land leased to 1. by William Man of Bromley, gent, for 45 years on 20 Jun. 1808. Consideration: £237 10s. Rent: £1 12s 8d. p.a.  P/MIS/131  28 Oct 1808

Former reference: [TH/8402]

Contents:
On dorse: witnesses ('J.Gregory, Clements Inn' and William Parker of Fleur-de-Lis St., Norton Folgate).

Leases re properly in Morville Street and Gawthorne Street, Poplar, 1931-1932  P/MIS/132  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr. Tony Smith, Gasquet Metcalf & Godwins, Rugby Chambers, 2 Rugby Street, London WCIN 3BS, per British Records Association (BRA 2439), 4 May 1990.


Lease of no. 20 Morville Street, Poplar; 1. The Honourable Evan Frederick Morgan; 2. Maud Benabo of 7 Clifton Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. Term: 50 years; Rent: £8 p.a.  P/MIS/132/1  8 Oct. 1931

Former reference: [TH/8403/1]

Lease of no. 24 Gawthorne Street, Poplar; 1. The Honourable Evan Frederic Morgan; 2. Israel Segalov of 13 Black Lion Yard, Whitechapel, jeweller; Term: 50 years; Rent: £8 p.a.  P/MIS/132/2  31 Mar. 1932

Former reference: [TH/8403/2]

Papers of George Qualye Fordati re East London Water Works Company, 1874-1876  P/MIS/133  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Lawrence Graham, solicitors, 190 The Strand, London WC2R 1DT, per British Records Association (BRA 1678), 4 May 1990


Report of Directors; Enclosed: Accounts of the Company for the half-year ended 25 Dec. 1873; Printed  P/MIS/133/1  [2 Apr. 1874]

Former reference: [TH/8405/2/1-2]

Report of Directors; Enclosed: Accounts of the Company for the half-year ending 24 Jun. 1874; Printed  P/MIS/133/2  [1 Oct. 1874]

Former reference: [TH/8405/2/1-2]

Report of Directors; Enclosed: Accounts of the Company for the half-year ending 25 Dec. 1874; Printed  P/MIS/133/3  [1 Apr. 1875]

Former reference: [TH/8405/3/1-2]

Report of Directors; Enclosed: Accounts of the Company for the half-year ending 24 Jun. 1875; Printed  P/MIS/133/4  [7 Oct. 1875]

Former reference: [TH/8405/4/1-2]

Report of Directors; Enclosed: Accounts of the Company for the half-year ending 25 Dec. 1875; Printed  P/MIS/133/5  [6 Apr. 1876]

Former reference: [TH/8405/5/1-2]

Report of Directors; Enclosed: Accounts of the Company for the half-year ending 24 Jun. 1876; Printed  P/MIS/133/6  [5 Oct. 1876]

Former reference: [TH/8405/6/1-2]

Circular inviting applications for new stock issue, addressed to G.Q.Fordati of 13 Old Jewry Chambers, E.C. Damaged (part torn away at top of both pages); Printed  P/MIS/133/7  [25 Oct. 1876]

Former reference: [TH/8405/7]

Pedigree showing descent of title to share in Shadwell Waterworks Co. through Bodington, Pitfield and Hervey families, 19th c.  P/MIS/134  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by the British Records Association (previous provenance not known), 4 May 1990.


Pedigree; Shows descent of title to a share in the Shadwell Waterworks Company from Robert Bodington (died c.1701), through the Pitfield and Hervey families, to Sir Frederick Hutchinson Hervey-Bathurst.  P/MIS/134  n.d. [19th c]

Former reference: [TH/8406]

Fire insurance policy re nos. 17-21 West Street, Mile End, 1884  P/MIS/135  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan by the Business Archives Council, 24 Oct. 1963; transferred from the Local History Library's cuttings collection, Oct. 1990


Fire insurance policy re dwelling house, cow-barns and stables with lofts, nos. 17-21 (odd) West Street, Mile End. Issued by the Lancashire Insurance Company to Messrs. James and Josiah Goodman of 256 Green Street, Bethnal Green, and John Roger Jennings, John Irwin and Jacob Base of 21 West Street, Mile End.  P/MIS/135  26 Jan. 1884

Former reference: [TH/8428]

Evidences of Title of the Fardell family to No. 75 Brook Street, Ratcliff, 1873-1888  P/MIS/136  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased, with funds from archives donations box, from Mr. Alan Dufall, 23 Jan. 1991.


Post-Nuptial Settlement; 1. William Rowe Newman of 17 Brides Street, Liverpool Road, Islington, job master. 2. Martha Ann Newman, wife of William Rowe Newman. 3. Edwin Newman of Ilford, Essex, licensed victualler. Thomas Fardell of 42 Trinity Square, Middlesex, carman and contractor.  P/MIS/136/1  24 Dec. 1873

Former reference: [TH/8439/1]

Contents:
Settlement, by direction of the Court of Chancery, of the fortune of 2. [including no. 75 Brook Street, Ratcliff].

Admission in fee; Edwin Newman of The Blue Anchor, Fenchurch Street, City of London, victualler. Thomas Fardell of The Crescent, Minories, City of London, gentleman. Joseph Cockrill of the Metropolitan Meat Market, City of London, meat salesman.  P/MIS/136/2  23 Nov. 1874

Former reference: [TH/8439/2]

Contents:
Extract from Stepney Manor court roll. Admission of Newman and Fardell on surrender of Cockrill to no. 75 (formerly no. 44) Brook Street, Ratcliff

Admission in fee; Thomas Fardell of the Crescent, Minories, gentleman. Thomas Stedman Fardell of the Crescent, Minories, carman. Edwin Newman of The Blue Anchor, Fenchurch Street, City of London, victualler.  P/MIS/136/3  13 Oct. 1876

Former reference: [TH/8439/3]

Contents:
Extract from Stepney Manor Court roll. Admission of Thomas and Thomas Stedman Fardell on surrender of Newman and Thomas Fardell to no. 75 Brook Street, Ratcliff.

Counterpart lease for 21 years; 1. Thomas Stedman Fardell of the Crescent, Minories, City of London, carman and contractor.; 2. Martha Ann Newman, wife of William Rowe Newman of 125 Great Titchfield Street, Middlesex, victualler.; 3. Thomas William Smith of South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, chemist and dentist.; From 1. to 3. of no. 75 Brook Street, Ratcliff. Rent: £38 p. a.  P/MIS/136/4  6 Apr. 1883

Former reference: [TH/8439/4]

Appointment of trustees of post-nuptial settlement, and covenant to surrender; 1. Martha Ann Newman, wife of William Rowe Newman of 120 & 122 Belvedere Road, Lambeth, victualler.; 2. Elizabeth Jane Fardell of Crescent House, Cartwright Street, Royal Mint Street, widow.; 3. James Richard Fardell Charles Edwin Fardell, both of Crescent House, Cartwright Street, Royal Mint Street, contractors.; Appointment of 3. as trustees of the settlement of the fortune of 1., and covenant to surrender no. 75 Brook Street, Ratcliff.  P/MIS/136/5  8 Sep. 1888

Former reference: [TH/8439/5]

Admission in fee; Elizabeth Jane Fardell of Crescent House, Cartwright Street, Royal Mint Street, widow.; Thomas Stedman Fardell of the Crescent, Minories, City of London, gentleman.  P/MIS/136/6  13 Sep. 1888

Former reference: [TH/8439/6]

Contents:
Extract from Stepney Manor Court roll. Admission of Elizabeth Jane Fardell in fee under the will of Thomas Stedman Fardell, deceased, to no. 75 Brook Street, Ratcliff.

Admission in fee; James Richard Fardell; Charles Edwin Fardell, both of Crescent House, Cartwright Street, Royal Mint Street, gentlemen.; Elizabeth Jane Fardell of Crescent House, Cartwright Street, widow.  P/MIS/136/7  13 Sep. 1888

Former reference: [TH/8439/7]

Contents:
Extract from Stepney Manor Court roll.
Admission of James and Charles Fardell on surrender of Elizabeth Fardell to no. 75 Brook Street, Ratcliff.

Lease, etc. re Property in Norton Street, Bethnal Green, 1849-1919  P/MIS/137  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased, with funds from Archives donations box, from Mr.A.D.Royce


Lease for 80 years; 1. James Carr Fisher of 4 Austin Friars, City of London, surveyor; 2. William Lovett of 2 Devonshire Terrace, Globe Road, Mile End, bricklayer.; Lease, from 1. to 2., of ground and eight messuages "lately erected" on the west side of Norton Street, Bethnal Green.; Rent: £16 p.a.  P/MIS/137/1  9 Feb. 1849

Former reference: [TH/8442/1]

Certificate from the London County Council re the order of the Metropolitan Board of Works for the renumbering of houses in Norton Street, 5 Dec. 1884  P/MIS/137/2  26 Mar. 1919

Former reference: [TH/8442/2]

Contents:
With plan showing the change of nos. 10-17 (consec.) to nos.19-33 (odd) Norton Street. These are presumably the houses concerned in TH/8442/1).
Formerly attached to TH/8442/1.

Typescript autobiography, by E.A. Lighterness, 1989  P/MIS/138  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr.E.A. Lighterness, April 1991.


"The Life and Times of an Eastender, or In Those Days", by E.A.Lighterness.; (Typescript; 56 pages)  P/MIS/138  1989

Former reference: [TH/8446]

Contents:
The author was born in 1912 (the family lived in Lambeth Street, Whitechapel), and he recalls his early life in the East End up to the outbreak of the Second World War.

Conveyance of property in Eastfield Street, Limehouse, 1863  P/MIS/139  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr. Ray Newton, 25 June 1991.


Conveyance in fee of nos. 50-51 Eastfield Street, Limehouse; 1. Joseph Cheesman of Saint Pauls Terrace, Balls Pond, Islington, licensed victualler; 2. Edward Tanner of Lower Thames Street, City of London, customhouse agent and Matilda Tanner his wife; 3. John Curtis of 5 Grafton Road, Seven Sisters Road, Holloway, gentleman 4. Benjamin Marsland of Field House, Walworth, Surrey, gentleman; 5. Edward Tanner; Consideration: £100 from 5. to 1.  P/MIS/139/1  10 Nov. 1863

Former reference: [TH/8453/1]

Certificate of acknowledgement by Matilda Tanner re TH/8453/1; (Formerly attached to TH/8453/1); For further conveyances of this property, 1865 and 1869, see TH/6900A-B.  P/MIS/139/2  25 Nov. 1863

Former reference: [TH/8453/2]

Probate of will of William Tibbington, 1717  P/MIS/140  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr.A.E.Brock


Probate of will of William Tibbington (or Tibington) of Stepney, mariner and master of the ship 'Union'. Will made 18 May 1709.  P/MIS/140  11 Sep. 1717

Former reference: [TH/8470]

Records re Emily Newby (nee Bradshaw), 1880-1924  P/MIS/141  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8481

Source of acquisition: Donated by Miss Kathlyn Newby, Nov.1991-Jan.1992.



Related information: Also received as part of this deposit was a watch presented to Emily Bradshaw in 1877 "by her Millwall friends": this has been accessioned as no. 663 in the Library's Museum Pieces collection.

Certificate of marriage at Holy Trinity Church, Heigham, Norfolk, between Jarvis Edward Newby and Emily Bradshaw  P/MIS/141/1  24 Aug. 1880

Receipt for fees for marriage by license paid by Mr J.E. Newby  P/MIS/141/2  24 Aug. 1880

Carte-de-visite photograph of Jarvis Edward Newby, Emily Newby, and their children Alfred Jarvis and William Edward.  P/MIS/141/3  [c1885]

Certificate of birth of Emily Bradshaw (born 2 Jul. 1852 at 19 Albert Place, Millwall)  P/MIS/141/4  23 Nov. 1924

Arno family tree, 1992  P/MIS/142  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by John Leonard Arno, 221 Webb Rise, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, 16 April 1992.


'The Arno Family Tree'; Compiled by the donor, 1990-1992.  P/MIS/142  1992

Former reference: [TH/8485]

Size: 31½" x 45½".

Contents:
Summarizes the history of the Arno family of Bethnal Green, Spitalfields, etc., from the late 17th century to the 1980s; illustrated with views of buildings and streets with which the family were associated, and maps of the areas in which they settled.

Letter in French, with translation, from Sir Balthasar Gerbier, 1648  P/MIS/143  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Transferred from the Local History Library, 11 June 1992


Contents:
Sir Balthasar Gerbier (1591-1667) was an architect, and painter to King Charles I. He owned property in Bethnal Green, and opened an academy there in 1649 (see 'The Green', by A.J.Robinson and D.H.B. Chesshyre, page 4).

Letter from B.Gerbier to C. Hughens, Private Secretary to the Prince of Orange, at the Hague.; Addressed from Paris; text in French  P/MIS/143/1  27 Apr. 1648

Former reference: [TH/8490/1]
Language:  French

Administrative history:
Formerly Bethnal Green Public Libraries Local Collection, L.C. 1253.

Rough translation into English of P/MIS/143 formerly TH/8488/1. In the handwriting of [? and made by] G.H.Wilkins [who in 1950 was promoted from Reference Librarian to Chief Assistant at Bethnal Green Central Library]  P/MIS/143/2  n.d. [late 1940s]

Former reference: [TH/8490/2]

"Bethnal Green", by Francis Le May [c1951]  P/MIS/144  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by William Heinemann Ltd., publishers, of 99 Great Russell Street, London WC1 [date not known]; transferred from the Local History Library, Jul. 1992.


Contents:
Francis Le May was born in Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, and lived there for the first ten years of his life, attending Cranbrook Road School in the 1880s. He later lived in Walthamstow, and died in 1954. "Bethnal Green" comprises a short introductory section on the history of Bethnal Green, followed by a more personal 'Reminiscences' section [this latter part was reprinted in East London Record no.4 (1981), pages 30-35].

"Bethnal Green", by Francis Le May  P/MIS/144  [c1951]

Former reference: [TH/8491]

16 sheets

Administrative history:
Formerly stocked as LP.3082. For a typed transcript, see LP.4148, class 040, pamphlet, in the Local History Library.

Abstracts of title of Frederick Cotton Finch to property at Poplar, c1863-1866  P/MIS/145  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by the Local Studies Library, 84 Union Street, Oldham OL1 1DN, Jul. 1992.


Extract from the will of James Walker [dated 10 Mar. 1860, with five codicils made between Jan. 1861 and Feb. 1862; the testator died 28 Oct. 1862, and the will was proved 15 Nov. 1862]; 1 folio  P/MIS/145/1  n.d. [watermark dates 1862 - 1863]

Former reference: [TH/8493/1]

Abstract of the title of Frederick Cotton Finch of 16 Cannon Street, City of London, esq., to property at Limehouse Hole and Bridge Road, Poplar; 13 folios  P/MIS/145/2  1866

Former reference: [TH/8493/2]

Abstract of the early title of Frederick Cotton Finch to a freehold estate at Limehouse Hole, Poplar; 115 folios  P/MIS/145/3  n.d. [last folio is watermarked 1866]

Former reference: [TH/8493/3]

Evidences of Title of Johann Martin Itter to no. 79 Mape Street, Bethnal Green, 1866-1880  P/MIS/146  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated, per the Norfolk Record Office, by Messrs. Cozens-Hardy and Jewson, solicitors, Castle Chambers, Opie Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3DP, 5 December 1992.


Counterpart lease for 21 years of no.79 Mape Street; 1. Johann Martin Itter of James Street, Church Street, Bethnal Green, baker; 2. Charles John Sunman of 79 Mape Street, Bethnal Green, general shop keeper; Rent: £38 p.a.  P/MIS/146/1  5 Apr. 1866

Former reference: [TH/8511/1]

Mortgage of no.79 Mape Street; 1. Johann Martin Itter of 15 Chilton Street, Bethnal Green, baker; 2. Henry John Bliss of 164 Bethnal Green Road, house and estate agent; Consideration: £300  P/MIS/146/2  3 Jan. 1874

Former reference: [TH/8511/2]

Conveyance of no.79 Mape Street; 1. Henry John Bliss of 164 Bethnal Green Road, estate agent; 2. Johann Martin Itter of 15 Chilton Street, Bethnal Green, baker; Henry John Bliss; 3. Charles William Winter of 324 Bethnal Green Road, chemist; Consideration: £675  P/MIS/146/3  25 Nov. 1880

Former reference: [TH/8511/3]

Abstract of the title of the devisees in trust of Johann Martin Itter deceased to no.79 Mape Street.  P/MIS/146/4  1880

Former reference: [TH/8511/4]

Supplemental abstract of the title of the devisees in trust of Johann Martin Itter deceased to no. 79 Mape Street.  P/MIS/146/5  1880

Former reference: [TH/8511/5]

Probate of will of Erasmus Lawrence, 1796  P/MIS/147  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan by Baileys, Shaw & Gillett, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3RH, per the British Records Association (BRA 1208), 17 Feb. 1993.


Probate of will of Erasmus Lawrence of Great Prescott Street, Whitechapel, ivory and hardwood turner. The will was made 19 Aug. 1790.  P/MIS/147  10 Dec. 1796

Former reference: [TH/8521]

Probate of will of Ann Clark, 1833  P/MIS/148  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan by Baileys, Shaw & Gillett, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3RH, per the British Records Association (BRA 1302), 17 Feb. 1993.


Probate of will of Ann Clark, late of Beaumont Street, Stepney, spinster. The will was made 17 Jun. 1830.  P/MIS/148  16 Sep. 1833

Former reference: [TH/8523]

Appointment of nos. 18, 19 and 20 Dorset Street, Spitalfields, 1850  P/MIS/149  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by the Sussex Archaeological Society, Barbican House, Lewes, East Sussex, per the British Records Association (BRA 1540), 17 Feb. 1993.


Appointment; 1. Richard Baggallay of St. Thomas's Hospital, Southwark, esq. Charles Salisbury Butler of Upper Clapton, esq. James Holbert Wilson of the Inner Temple, esq., barrister at law; 2. William Westbrook Langmead of Browns Lane, Spitalfields, builder; 3. William Bennett Bailey of Red Lion Street, Spitalfields, potato salesman; Nos. 18, 19 and 20 Dorset Street, Spitalfields; Consideration: £420; Memorandum of settlement dated 26 Sep. 1867 endorsed.  P/MIS/149  4 Feb. 1850

Former reference: [TH/8524]

Agreement re no. 19a Osborn Street, Whitechapel, 1932  P/MIS/150  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan by Pettit & Westlake, solicitors, 111 Baker Street London W1M 2DH, per the British Records Association (BRA 2421) 17 Feb. 1993


Agreement for letting; 1. Simon Kaufman of 19 Osborn Street, Whitechapel; 2. Berango Caps Limited of 15 Copthall Avenue, London; 1st and 2nd floors of no.19a Osborn Street, Whitechapel. Rent: £2 10s per week; Term: 2 years  P/MIS/150  17 Oct. 1932

Former reference: [TH/8528]

Evidences of Title re the Estate of John Patten in Burdett Road, and Tonbridge 1869-1928  P/MIS/151  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan by Stafford Young Jones, solicitors, The Old Rectory, 29 Martins Lane, London EC4R OAU, per the British Records Association (BRA 2459), 17 Feb. 1993.


Lease; 1. The Metropolitan Board of Works; 2. John Patten of 43 Mile End Road, lead and glass merchant; 5 messuages on the east side of Burdett Road, Mile End Old Town. Term: 80 years; Rent: £6 p.a.  P/MIS/151/1  19 Mar. 1869

Former reference: [TH/8532/1]

Conveyance; 1. Thomas Edward Davis and William Wentworth Davis of Whitechapel Road, floor cloth manufacturers; 2. John Patten of 43 Mile End Road, lead and glass merchant; Piece of ground 'on the south side of Mile End Road and on the west side of Union Road' [actually at the rear of houses in Edwards Road]  P/MIS/151/2  26 Feb. 1870

Former reference: [TH/8532/2]

Conveyance; 1. The Metropolitan Board of Works; 2. John Patten of 43 Mile End Road, lead and glass merchant; Piece of land on the east side of Burdett Road. Consideration: £1200  P/MIS/151/3  15 Mar. 1872

Former reference: [TH/8532/3]

Copy probate of will; John Patten, late of 43 Mile End Road, lead and glass merchant; The will was made 1 Jan. 1873 and proved 23 Jul. 1873.  P/MIS/151/4  1920

Former reference: [TH/8532/4]

Duplicate order; In the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, re estate of John Patten, deceased, at Burdett Road.  P/MIS/151/5  20 Jul. 1920

Former reference: [TH/8532/5]

Appointment of new trustees; 1. Alfred George Blackman of 35 Erlanger Road, New Cross Gate, secretary; 2. Herbert John Hodgkinson Patten of 'Whytecot', Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent, gentleman; 3. Charles De Vere of 18 The Esplanade, Ballyholme, Co. Down, buyer; Douglas Morley Phillips of 142 High Street, Tonbridge, pianoforte dealer; Frederick Charles Oscar Shaw of 'Clovelly', Tower Road, Orpington, Kent, company director  P/MIS/151/6  21 Oct. 1924

Former reference: [TH/8532/6]

Contents:
Re settlement of the will of John Patten deceased; concerns nos. 3-9 (odd) Burdett Road, Mile End, and property in Tonbridge.

Vesting deed; 1. Charles De Vere of 18 The Esplanade, Ballyholme, Bangor, Co. Down, buyer; Douglas Morley Phillips of 23 Redford Avenue, Thornton Heath, Surrey, pianoforte dealer; Frederick Charles Oscar Shaw of 'Downash', Woodlands Rise, Sevenoaks, Kent, company director. 2. Herbert John Hodgkinson Patten of 'Whytecot', Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent, gentleman.  P/MIS/151/7  15 Nov. 1928

Former reference: [TH/8532/7]

Contents:
Re settlement of the will of John Patten deceased; concerns no. 9 Burdett Road, Mile End, and property in Tonbridge.

Covenant to produce deeds re no.2 Mary Ann Place, Bow, 1869  P/MIS/152  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan by Radcliffes & Co., 5 Great College Street, London SW1P 3SJ, per the British Records Association (BRA 2467), 1 Feb. 1993.


Covenant to produce deeds; 1. John Denton of Wellington Street, Gravesend, Kent, pilot; 2. Sarah Alexander of 13 Ordell Road, Old Ford; Re: no.2 Mary Ann Place, Roman Road, Bow.  P/MIS/152  22 Jun. 1869

Former reference: [TH/8533]

Evidences of Title to no. 18 (later no. 39) Belgrave Street, Ratcliff, 1850-1855  P/MIS/153  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan by Bircham & Co., 1 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1H 0DY, per the British Records Association (BRA 2482), 1 Feb. 1993.


Lease; 1. The Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers, of the City of London; 2. Richard Shalders of Grosvenors Street, Stepney, builder; 3. John Robert Close of 2 Old Road, Stepney, master mariner; No. 18 Belgrave Street, Ratcliff; Term: 58 years; Consideration's £310; Rent: 10s p.a. Includes ground plan of premises.  P/MIS/153/1  13 Nov. 1850

Former reference: [TH/8534/1]

Mortgage; 1. John Robert Close of 2 Old Road, Stepney, master mariner; 2. John Furneaux of St. Domingo Cottage, Stainsby Road, East India Road, esquire; William Oldman of Pollard Row, Bethnal Green Road, esquire; Andrew Hind of High Street, Poplar, esquire; John Tharp of Walthamstow, esquire; (Trustees of the Stepney, Ratcliff and St. George's Benefit Building Society); No. 18 Belgrave Street, Ratcliff; Consideration: £284 7s 6d.  P/MIS/153/2  13 Nov. 1850

Former reference: [TH/8534/2]

Contents:
Endorsed: reassignment and surrender dated 9 Jun. 1853
1. John Furneaux
Andrew Hind
John Tharp
Daniel Hoddon of Gun Street, Old Artillery Ground, esquire
2. John Robert Close
Consideration: £229

Assignment; 1. John Robert Close of Belgrave Street, Commercial Road, master mariner; 2. John Gable of Arbour Terrace, Commercial Road, gentleman; No. 18 Belgrave Street, Ratcliff; Consideration: £279  P/MIS/153/3  10 Jun. 1853

Former reference: [TH/8534/3]

Mortgage; 1. John Gable of 12 Arbour Terrace, Commercial Road East, gentleman; 2. Andrew Hind of Pentonville, esquire John Tharp of Chapel End, Walthamstow, esquire; John Dowsett of 8 New Road, St.George-in-the-East, esquire; (Trustees of the Stepney, Ratcliff and St.George's Benefit Building Society No.2); No.18 Belgrave street, Ratcliff; Consideration: £392  P/MIS/153/4  11 Jun. 1853

Former reference: [TH/8534/4]

Contents:
Endorsed: reassignment and surrender dated 25 Sep. 1855
1. Andrew Hind
John Tharp
John Dowsett
2. John Gable
Consideration: £252

Assignment; 1. John Gable of 12 Arbour Terrace, Commercial Road, gentleman; 2. John Sweeting of 4 Portland Street, Commercial Road, engineer; No. 18 Belgrave Street, Ratcliff; Consideration: £335  P/MIS/153/5  26 Sep. 1855

Former reference: [TH/8534/5/1]

Contents:
Endorsed: assignment dated 22 Nov.1875
1. John Sweeting of Gordon Cottage, Park Lane, Worthing, Sussex, artist
Robert Kent of 29 Malden Crescent, Camden Town, gentleman.
2. Theresa Cullen of 39 Belgrave street, Stepney, spinster
No.39 Belgrave Street, Ratcliff [formerly no.18]
Consideration: 10s

Assurance policy; (Formerly enclosed with TH/8534/5/1) Re 18 Belgrave Street, Ratcliff Endorsed with five memoranda, 1853-1875, noting transfers of interest in the policy.  P/MIS/153/6  10 Dec. 1850

Former reference: [TH/8534/5/2]

Captain's Commission for Andrew Rutherford Warren: 1871  P/MIS/154  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. D.P.White, Averys, Rusper, Nr. Horsham, Sussex RH12 4PR, 28 Sep 1993


Commission of Andrew Rutherford Warren as Captain in the First Royal Tower Hamlets (Kings Own Light Infantry) Regiment of Militia.  P/MIS/154  4 August 1871

Former reference: [TH/8569]

Records of the Coleman family: 1815, 1875  P/MIS/155  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr.Carpenter, per Hackney Museum, on 27 August 1993.


Admission certificate of William Coleman of London, innholder, as a Freeman of the City.  P/MIS/155/1  24 January 1815

Former reference: [TH/8574/1]

Certificate of the marriage of William Coleman, labourer, of Cree Church Lane, and Rachel Allen, of White Horse Alley, at St. Philip, Bethnal Green. (Damaged)  P/MIS/155/2  19 July 1857

Former reference: [TH/8574/2]

Lease of property in Burdett Road: 1875, 1881  P/MIS/156  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs.Susan Taylor, 23 November, 1993.


Counterpart Lease; i) Thomas Single of Highlands, Bickley, near Bromley, Kent, Esq.; ii) Henry William Iles, of 121, King Edwards Road, South Hackney, auctioneer.; Nine messuages in Burdett Road, Mile End (identified in a pencil addition as "inter alia, nos. 90 and 92"); Term: 50 years from 24 June 1875; Rent: £160 p.a. for the first 4 years, and £185 p.a. thereafter.  P/MIS/156  26 July 1875; 26 April 1881

Former reference: TH/8576

Contents:
The terms of the lease require the lessors to convert the houses into shops and to keep them in good repair.
Endorsed with:-
Covenant to retain the effects of the original deed
i) Henry William Iles
ii) Seaton Frank Taylor, of 5 Grays Inn Square, Middx., gent., and William Hales, of 48 Hillmarton Road, Holloway, gent.
iii) Thomas Single
Consideration: 5s

Particulars and Conditions of Sale re premises in Whitechapel: 1877  P/MIS/157  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mayfly Ephemera and Books, 38 Rusthall Avenue, London W4 1BP, 23 November 1993.


Particulars and conditions of sale of the ground rents of 91 Whitechapel Road; 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 and 52, Baker's Row; The Weavers' Arms, Baker's Row; premises in Royal Mint Street.  P/MIS/157  29 March 1877

Former reference: [TH/8577]

Lease and Release of houses in James Street North, Poplar: 1839  P/MIS/158  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. M. Gregory, Homefield, Village Road, Houghton, Stockbridge, Hants, SO20 6LN, 4 December, 1993.


Lease; i) William James Grundy, of Preston, Lanes., gent; ii) Richard Hervé Giraud, of Furnivals Inn, Middx., gent; Nos. 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, James Street North, Poplar; Term: One year; Consideration: 5s; Rent: peppercorn  P/MIS/158  26 June 1839

Former reference: [TH/8579]

Contents:
Combined with:-
Release 27 June 1839
i) William James Grundy, of Preston, Lancs., gent
ii) James Grundy of Waltham Cross, Hertford, builder
iii) Richard Hervé Giraud, of Furnivals Inn, Middx., gent
Property as above
Consideration: £850; 10s
Contains a plan of the property.

Rent book of Mr. and Mrs. Hornsby of Manchester Road, Poplar 1944/45  P/MIS/159  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr. William George Hornsby


Rent book of Mr. William and Mrs. Florence Hornsby, of Manchester Road, Poplar, London E14 (Agent: Thomas Scott, 12 Woodstock Terrace, E.14)  P/MIS/159  1944/45

Former reference: [TH/8583]

Civil Defence certificate issued to Doris Warner: c. 1945  P/MIS/160  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr. Ronald Balaam, per Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, 28 February 1994.


Certificate issued by the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green to Miss Doris Warner, Civil Defence Warden, thanking her for her services during the Second World War.  P/MIS/160  c. 1945

Former reference: [TH/8590]

Release re property in Limehouse and Poplar, 1856  P/MIS/161  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Frere, Cholmeley, Bischoff, solicitors, 4 John Carpenter Street, London EC4Y ONH, per the British Records Association (BRA 2585), 16 Mar. 1994.


Draft Release; 1. Nathaniel Gould of Barge Yard, City of London, merchant; Robert Alexander Gray of St. Swithin's Lane, City of London, merchant; Thomas Devas of Upper Thames Street, City of London, merchant; 2. Francis Pigott of Heckfield Heath, Southampton, esquire; 3. George Frederick Smith of Golden Square, Westminster, gentleman; John Shepherd of the same place, gentleman  P/MIS/161  20 Aug. 1856

Former reference: [TH/8595]

Contents:
Archer Terrace: nos. 1-6 (consec)
Canton Street: nos. 2-25 (consec), 27, 31, 37, 44-60 (consec) and ground
Church Row: nos. 1-8 (consec)
Commercial Road: ground
Conant Place: no. 3
Drill Place: houses
Paynton Terrace: nos. 1-23 (consec) and garden ground
Pigott Street: nos. 2-18 (consec)
Stainsby Road: nos. 2-20 (consec), 77-90 (consec)
West India Dock Road: ground

Probate of will of George Higham, 1841  P/MIS/162  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by William Sturges and Company, solicitors, Alliance House, 12 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QY, per the British Records Association (BRA 2606) 16 Mar. 1994.


Probate of will of George Higham, late of 2 Devonport Street, Commercial Road East, gentleman.  P/MIS/162  25 Aug. 1841

Former reference: [TH/8597]

Contents:
The will was made 20 Apr. 1837; the testator died 12 Nov. 1840.

Title documents relating to 14, Upper East Smithfield: (1823), 1824  P/MIS/163  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited by the Archives Section, Lloyds Bank, PLC, P.O. Box 215, 71 Lombard Street, London EC3P 3BS, 16 March 1994, per British Records Association [Ref: BRA 2637]


Abstract of title of Mr. Woodhead to two pieces of land in Upper East Smithfield.  P/MIS/163/1  (14, 15 January 1823)

Former reference: [TH/8599/1]

Lease; 1) John Woodhead, whalebone merchant, of Hackney Road, Middx. 2) John Luden, slopseller, of Upper East Smithfield, Middx. 14, Upper East Smithfield; 1 year  P/MIS/163/2  1 April 1824

Former reference: [TH/8599/2]

Appointment and release; 1) John Woodhead, whalebone merchant, of Hackney Road, Middx. 2) John Luden, slopseller, of Upper East Smithfield, Middx. 3) William Francis, wholesale slopseller, of Upper East Smithfield; 14, Upper East Smithfield  P/MIS/163/3  2 April 1824

Former reference: [TH/8599/3]

Evidences of Title re Holly Mansions, Hollybush Gardens, Bethnal Green, 1903-1904  P/MIS/164  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Vizards, solicitors, 42 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4JL per the British Records Association (BRA 2642) 16 Mar. 1994.


Agreement for lease; 1. The London City and Midland Bank Limited, 5 Threadneedle Street, City of London; 2. Stephen Gee of 87 Finsbury Pavement, City of London, merchant tailor; Land on the west side of Hollybush Gardens and north side of the London City & Midland Bank, Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, on which a block of flats is to be erected. Rent: £25 p.a. Term: 76½ years  P/MIS/164/1  13 Aug. 1903

Former reference: [TH/8600/1]

Agreement for sale and purchase; Albert William Hudson; Stephen Steward Cole; Holly Mansions, Hollybush Gardens, Bethnal Green; Price: £2000  P/MIS/164/2  3 Mar. 1904

Former reference: [TH/8600/2]

Evidences of Title re estate of Thomas James Hull in Whitechapel, Stepney, Bromley, Tottenham and Lower Clapton, 1904-1954  P/MIS/165  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited by Vizards, solicitors, 42 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4LL, per the British Records Association (BRA 2628), 16 Mar. 1994


Mortgage; 1. Thomas James Hull of 53 Leman Street, Whitechapel, printer; 2. Robert Stoneley of 47 Linthorpe Road, Stamford Hill, gentleman; 29 and 31 Wellington Road, Bromley; 16 Holford Street, Stepney; 53-57 (odd) Leman Street, Whitechapel; 113 Elderfield Road, Lower Clapton; 11 Summerhill Road, Tottenham; property in Dorset Road, Tottenham. Consideration: £3600  P/MIS/165/1  31 Oct. 1904

Former reference: [TH/8603/1]

Deed of family arrangement re Thomas James Hull, deceased; 1. Thomas William Hull of 25 Cawley Road, South Hackney, printer; 2. Frederick Dean Hull of 11 Brunner Road, Ealing, lithographer; 3. Sophy Hull, of 55 Down Hills Park Road, Tottenham, spinster; 4. Amy Ann Moody, wife of Douglas Moody of 266 Philip Lane, Tottenham, commercial traveller. 5. Alice Claret, wife of George Kingsmill Claret of 50 Frensham Road, Fratton, Hants, naval engineer; 6. Rose Claret, wife of William Edwards Claret of 326 Philip Lane, Tottenham, electrical engineer; 7. Thomas William Glare of Billingford, Grove Road, South Woodford, Essex, printer; 8. Robert Stoneley of 47 Linthorpe Road, Stamford Hill, gentleman; 9. Robert Stoneley; Thomas William Hull; Property as in TH/8603/1; Printed.  P/MIS/165/2  14 Oct. 1913

Former reference: [TH/8603/2]

Deed of family arrangement re Thomas James Hull, deceased; Another copy of TH/8603/2, with two endorsements: (a) Surrender, dated 7 Jan. 1927; 1. Teresa Maria Stoneley of 47 Linthorpe Road, Stamford Hill, spinster; 2. Frederick Dean Hull of 35 Selby Road, Ealing, lithographer; 29 and 31 Wellington Road, Bromley, and 113 Elderfield Road, Lower Clapton. Consideration: £400; (b) Appointment of new trustee, dated 13 Jun. 1927; 1. Frederick Dean Hull; 2. Douglas Moody of 192 Victoria Road, Alexandra Park, Wood Green, commercial traveller.  P/MIS/165/3  14 Oct. 1913

Former reference: [TH/8603/3]

Schedule of deeds; Typescript list of TH/8603/1-3  P/MIS/165/4  1954

Former reference: [TH/8603/4]

Part of wrapper formerly containing deeds  P/MIS/165/5  n.d

Former reference: [TH/8603/5]

Manuscript notebook relating to the Daniel family: (1747-1836)  P/MIS/166  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by the National Museum of Labour History, January 1977; formerly in the Local History Library (ref: LP3966)


Manuscript notebook, chiefly containing detail of births, marriages and deaths of members of the Daniel family. Most members of the family were baptised at St.Matthew, Bethnal Green, St.Mary, Whitechapel or Christ Church, Spitalfields. Burials took place at Spitalfields Churchyard, Gibraltar Chapel Burial Ground and Globe Fields Burial Ground.  P/MIS/166  (1747-1836)

Former reference: [TH/8621]

Driving licences of Lewis Arthur Harris: 1925-1994  P/MIS/167  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Ms Dorothy Stannard, 9 August 1994.


Driving licence issued by the London County Council to Lewis Arthur Harris, of 44 Clinton Road, Mile End, E3, and later of 164 Burdett Road, Bow, E3  P/MIS/167/1  6 January 1925-7 May 1930

Former reference: [TH/8624/1]

Driving licence issued by the London County Council to Lewis Arthur Harris, of 160 Burdett Road, Bow, E3  P/MIS/167/2  8 May 1930-7 May 1931

Former reference: [TH/8624/2]

Driving licence issued by the London County Council to Lewis Arthur Harris, of 160 Burdett Road, Bow, E3  P/MIS/167/3  24 May 1933-5 July 1937

Former reference: [TH/8624/3]

Driving licence issued by the London County Council and later the Greater London Council to Lewis Arthur Harris, of 162, Burdett Road, Bow, E3  P/MIS/167/4  20 August 1947-31 July 1971

Former reference: [TH/8624/4]

Driving licence issued by the Greater London Council to Lewis Arthur Harris, of 162 Burdett Road, Bow, E3  P/MIS/167/5  1 August 1971-1 August 1974

Former reference: [TH/8624/5]

Letter from Dorothy Stannard, daughter of Lewis Arthur Harris, giving some information about him  P/MIS/167/6  9 August 1994

Former reference: [TH/8624/6]

Sale particulars of the Mile End Estate of the late William Reid, Esq., 11 February 1873  P/MIS/168  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Ms. Kath Shawcross, Archivist, Sutton Archives and Local Studies Section, Central Library, St. Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey SM1 1EA, 8 December 1994.


Sale particulars of the Mile End Estate of the late William Reid, Esq.  P/MIS/168  11 Feb. 1873

Former reference: [TH/8630]

Contents:
The particulars relate to nearly 100 residences in Mile End Old Town.
1-48 Tredegar Square
14-23, 26, 27, 30, 31, Cottage Grove
2-15, Morgan Street
17, 18, Coborn Road
Essex House, Mile End Road
The Morgan Arms, Coborn Road/Morgan Street
Ground rents secured upon:
The Stepney Grammar School, Tredegar Square The Railway Hotel, Grove Road/Rayment Road 18-24 Frederick's Place, Mile End Road. The ground landlord was Lord Tredegar

Printed card soliciting votes for E.J. Southwell: N.D. (?1859)  P/MIS/169  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Ms Kath Shawcross, Archivist, Sutton Archives and Local Studies Section, Central Library, St. Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA, 8 December 1994.


Printed card soliciting votes for E.J.Southwell, candidate for the office of Town Clerk of the Hamlet of Mile End Old Town, of 4, Stepney Green Terrace. The nomination was to take place at the Town House, Mile End Road, on Friday 29 April (probably 1859).  P/MIS/169  N.D. (?1859)

Former reference: [TH/8631]

Examination certificate issued to Henry Spalding: 1890  P/MIS/170  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by unknown donor, late 1970s


Examination certificate issued by the School Board of London to Henry Spalding, of Oban Street School, Poplar, who had passed in all the elementary subjects according to the Fifth Standard.  P/MIS/170  21 April 1890

Former reference: [TH/8633]

Letter to Arthur [?] Nubley, 1929  P/MIS/171  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr.J.Kirkham, 72 Ullswater Road, Flixton, Manchester M41 8PG, 11 April 1995.


Letter from an unknown correspondent to his son Arthur, addressed from 178 Brunswick Road, Bromley-by-Bow.  P/MIS/171  8 August 1929

Former reference: [TH/8646]

Contents:
A family named Nubley were living at that address in 1929, according to the electoral register. The letter concerns family matters.

Invoice from Summercorn's Furniture Stores, Mile End Road: 1924  P/MIS/172  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs.B.King, 12 March 1994.


Invoice for £11 17s 6d to Mr. King from Sumercorn's Furniture Stores, 249 and 251 Mile End Road, E1.  P/MIS/172  6 December 1924

Former reference: [TH/8653]

Photograph Album re Stepney Civil Defence 1940-1944  P/MIS/173  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Bow Library, c.1992


Album of photographs and ephemera re Stepney Civil Defence, presumed to be compiled by or for A.R.Beaumont, controller  P/MIS/173  1940-1944

Former reference: [TH/8672]

Contents:
Includes photographs of visits by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, undated; bomb damage photographs, Adler St., 1940 and 1941, South Tenter St., 1940, Bromehead St., 1941 and 1943; Good worth Stores, The Highway, 1941, Virginia St., 1941, Commercial Rd., 1941, 'Block of Model Dwellings demolished by Direct Hit'; Scotch Wardens detailed to Stepney', 1944 at bombed site at Dora St; Post Wardens with Key to names 1944, and model of proposed Stepney reconstruction 1943.

Bills and receipts, Commercial Gas Co. to Mr. Barnett of Commercial Road, 1933.  P/MIS/174  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Transferred from the Local History Library; originaly donated by a 'sometime resident of Stepney' via the Hackney Archives Dept.


Two bills, two receipts and notice of rates of discount, Commercial Gas Co., Harford Street, Stepney to Mr. Barnett of 127/129 Commercial Road, 1933.  P/MIS/174  1933

Former reference: [TH/8677/1-5]

Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants: certificate to Rose Harbroe, 1907.  P/MIS/176  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Transferred from the Local History Library, 1995; original provenance unknown.


Certificate awarded to Rose Harbroe for six years faithful service by the Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants; presented by H.R.H. Princes Christian, 4 May 1907.  P/MIS/176  4 May 1907

Former reference: [TH/8678]

PLAN OF MR BAKEWELL'S HOUSE, ST. GEORGE-IN-THE EAST  P/MIS/177  [n.d.]

Coloured estate map on parchment entitled "A Plan of Mr. Bakewell's House and Garden Situaue in the Parish of St. George's Middlesex"  P/MIS/177  c.1740?

Former reference: [TH/8697]

Contents:
The house is shown on a plot bounded by White Horse Lane to the north, Church Lane to the west, land belonging to Barret to the south and Mist and Milward to the east; undated c.1740?

ASSIGNMENT OF LAND IN WOOLMER STREET, POPLAR  P/MIS/178  [n.d.]

Assignment of five parcels of land in Woolmer Street, Poplar  P/MIS/178  1817

Former reference: [TH/8698]

Contents:
Benjamin M. Taylor of Woolmer Street, Builder, to Robert Little of Lower Chapman Street, Cannon Street Road, Wine Merchant, 26 June, 1817.

COPY OF STEPNEY COURT ROLL  P/MIS/179  [n.d.]

Copy of an entry from the Stepney Court Roll, 1726.  P/MIS/179  1726
Language:  Latin

COAL MERCHANT'S PAYMENT CARD  P/MIS/180  [n.d.]

J. Cade, Coal Merchant, 54 & 58, White Horse Lane, Mile End Road: Weekly Payment Card of Mr. Clark, Jan - Mar 1898.  P/MIS/180  1898

Former reference: [TH/8700]

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF MISS G H HARVEY  P/MIS/181  [n.d.]

Album of photographs and signatures presented to Miss G H Harvey on her retirement from teaching at St. Leonard's Road Infant School, Poplar, 1933.  P/MIS/181  1933

Former reference: [TH/8714]

CERTIFICATE OF ABJURATION  P/MIS/182  [n.d.]

Certificate of Abjuration of Joseph Coysgarne, a Quaker, at the General Sessions of the Peace at Whitechapel, 20 Dec 1723.  P/MIS/182  1723

Former reference: [TH/8728]

Evidences of title of Lydia McMahon of Property in Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs.  P/MIS/183  1863-1897

Former reference: TH/8378

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr.P.H.Mernick, 42 Campbell Rd., London E3 4DT.
18 May 1990.


Evidences of Title; re the Princess of Wales, 84 Manchester Rd.  P/MIS/183/1  1863-1894

Lease for 79 years; 1. The Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital; 2. William Dunnage, George Plucknett, William Rodrigues Rogers, and Thomas Robinson, all of Grays Inn Rd., builders. 3. Robert William Gibbs of Cubitt Town, Poplar, builder. From 1. to 3. (at the request of 2.) of no. 16 Ship Terrace, Manchester Rd., Cubitt Town, and property on the same piece of land but around the corner in Barque Street; rent £32 p.a.  P/MIS/183/1/1  c1863

Former reference: [TH/8378/1]

Contents:
Plan in margin, showing the property as the corner site of Barque St. and Manchester Rd., marked as a public house; in 1879 the name Ship Terrace was abolished and this building became no.84 Manchester Rd].
On dorse: certification of consent to the lease from the Commissioners of the Admiralty, and note in pencil 'Princess of Wales - Miss Daw'.

Assignment of lease; 1. Robert William Gibbs of the Princess of Wales, Cubitt Town, licensed victualler; 2. The City of London Brewery Co. Ltd.; 3. William Patrick McMahon of London St., Fitzroy Sq., licensed victualler.  P/MIS/183/1/2  3 Aug. 1863

Former reference: [TH/8378/2]

Contents:
Recites lease for 79 years of 15 Jan.1863 [TH/8378/1] re the premises in Ship Terrace, now a public house known as the Princess of Wales, which 1. has mortgaged to 2. for £2000.
1. now assigns the lease to 3. in return for £3150 (of which £2000 is to be paid to 2. to clear the mortgage debt).

Lease for 47 years; 1. Lydia McMahon of Manchester Rd., Millwall, widow. 2. The New City of London Brewery Co. Ltd.  P/MIS/183/1/3  11 Dec. 1842

Contents:
From 1. to 2. of the Princess of Wales public house, no. 84 Manchester Rd., Cubitt Town, Poplar; rent £50 p. a. and consideration of £1610 from 2. to 1. Includes plan of the premises (corner of Manchester Rd. and Barque Street).

Evidences of Tittle re the Lord Nelson, 1 Manchester Road  P/MIS/183/2  1897

Assignment of lease of land at the rear of the "Lord Nelson" public house, 1, Manchester Road; 1. Lydia McMahon of 1 Barque St., Manchester Rd., Poplar, widow. 2. The City of London Brewery Co. 3. John Adey of 80 Manchester Rd., Poplar, hairdresser, and Edwin Adey of Codsal, co. Staffs.  P/MIS/183/2/1  21 Aug. 1897

Contents:
Recites lease of 14 Jul. 1855 from John Edward Cornwallis, Earl of Stradbroke, and Christopher Rice Mansel Talbott, the trustees of the will of William Mellish, to Henry Johnson, of 3 acres of land at the rear of the Lord Nelson public house in Manchester Rd. [no.1], pa. Poplar, for 88½ years, annual rent £80.
1. and 2. now assign the lease to 3. for the residue of the 88½ years.
Includes schedule of deeds re the property from 1855 onwards.

Memorandum (unsigned) referring to a copy lease ('given me by the parish clerk of Whitechapel') of 2 gardens and a shed, and to a dispute over title.  P/MIS/184  [n.d.]

Unsigned Memorandum  P/MIS/184  n.d. [c. 1680?]

Former reference: [TH/8300/1]

Contents:
Refers to 'Isaac Cotton the purchaser, or his widow, or David or George their sons; George married Mrs. Ann Pawlett and settled a rent charge of £50 a year for life upon that estate; Isaac Cotton their son proves very extravagant, runs in arrear of his mother's annuity and mortgages the estate for 1000 years'.
[Note - the marriage referred to, between George Cotton and Ann Paulet (sic), took place at St.Benet's, Paul's Wharf, on 24 Sep. 1650]

Two memoranda from Samuel Harris of St. Mary-at-Hill, vintner, to William Mason, attorney  P/MIS/185  [n.d.]

Memoranda from Samuel Harris  P/MIS/185  16 Dec. 1745 & 27 Jan. 1745[/6]

Former reference: [TH/8300/2-3]

Contents:
Giving instructions concerning a debt of £395 3s Od owing to Harris from James Smith of St. Katharine's 'in the parish of Aldgate', vintner, and referring to the sale of Smith's beer.

Memorandum (unsigned) written at New Bridge Street, addressed to 'Mr. Remembrancer, Guildhall'  P/MIS/186  [n.d.]

Unsigned Memorandum  P/MIS/186  6 Dec. 1805

Former reference: [TH/8300/4]

Contents:
Stating that the Chamberlain will attend the Port Committee 'on Monday at Blackwall and afterwards at the London Tavern'.

Two letters from John Austen (the first from 12, Sutton Street, Borough; the second from 2 George Street, Trafalgar Square, Stepney), medical student  P/MIS/187  [n.d.]

Letters from John Austen  P/MIS/187  2 Oct. 1816 & 26 Aug. 1817

Former reference: [TH/8300/5]

Contents:
To his guardian Francis Cobb at Margate, Kent.
Requests money for a course of clinical lectures, states his intention of sitting the College of Surgeons' examination, refers to writing to 'Captain Coggan', and explains 'I have been obliged to change my lodgings in consequence of the petty thefts practised by the people at the last'.

Two letters from Francis J.Raymond (the first from 38 Cannon Street Road, Commercial Road; the second from New Grecian Saloon, City Road) to unspecified persons.  P/MIS/188  [n.d.]

Letters from Francis J Raymond  P/MIS/188  1 Oct. 1833 & 30 Oct. 1835

Former reference: [TH/8300/6]

Contents:
Refers to his ability as an actor and his experience and knowledge of theatre management; second letter declines an (unspecified) offer, and is signed by Raymond 'for Mr. Rouse'.

Memorandum from J.Williams [Revd. John Williams, 1796 - 1839  P/MIS/189  [n.d.]

Memorandum from J Williams  P/MIS/189  19 Jan. 1838

Former reference: [TH/8300/7]

Contents:
Missionary to the south Seas, killed by cannibals in the New Hebrides, 20 Nov. 1839 - see D.N.B] at 2, Denmark Street, Ratcliff, to Revd. J.Arundel at Mission House, referring to a 'princely donation' from a 'benevolent nobleman'.

Letter from John Daly  P/MIS/190  [n.d.]

Letter from John Daly ['dramatic author of 'Broken Toys', etc'] at Limehouse, accepting a supper invitation.  P/MIS/190  14 Dec. 1853 [?]

Former reference: [TH/8300/8]

Three letters from Edward Falkener [architect, F.R.I.B.A. 'and writer on Asia Minor, etc', 1814-1896]  P/MIS/191  [n.d.]

Letters from Edward Falkener  P/MIS/191  4 May 1866 [& 2 undated]

Contents:
One written from St. Dunstan's Hill, E.C., all to E.W.Cooke [Edward William Cooke, R.A., 1811-1880, marine painter - see D.N.B].
Refers to his friend Captain Oliver of 38 Grove End Road, St.John's Wood, 'a very talented artist', hopes Cooke will come to Chepstow where 'you will find most beautiful subjects for your pencil', mentions a cast of Minerva to be used for a drawing, and explains that he is preparing a drawing to be used as a frontispiece for an essay he has written on ancient sculpture.

Letter from Revd J.H. Scott  P/MIS/192  [n.d.]

Letter from Revd.J.H.Scott, Rector of Christ Church, Spitalfields, re a financial appeal.  P/MIS/192  24 Dec. 1888

Former reference: [TH/8300/9]

Letter from J.Y. Bramston  P/MIS/193  [n.d.]

Letter from J.Y.Bramston at Tavistock Street, to Mr.O'Leary, Secretary to St. Patrick's Charity School, regarding his attendance at the Charity School dinner.  P/MIS/193  26 Apr. 1827

Former reference: [TH/8301/1]

Contents:
[James Yorke Bramston, 1763-1836, was a Roman Catholic Bishop - see entry in the Dictionary of National Biography. A Mr.O'Leary is mentioned in the Wapping (St. Patrick's) District Charity School Minutes, 1807 - 1821 - ref. TH/8302].

Correspondence of the Wagner Family  P/MIS/194  [n.d.]

Letter from A.M.Wagner at Hastings ['from Doctor at Hastings' in different hand at head of letter] to his father A.Wagner at 35 Grosvenor Row, Pimlico  P/MIS/194/1  28 Nov. 1838

Former reference: [TH/8301/2]

Contents:
Referring to A.M.W.'s poor health and to his absence from the 'dispensary' [? The Eastern Dispensary, Leman Street, founded 1782].

Letter from A.M.Wagner at the Swan Hotel at Hastings to Melchior Wagner at Chancery Chambers, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, requesting an account of the 'auction' and directing the sending of books, etc. to Chelsea.  P/MIS/194/2  19 Jan. 1839

Former reference: [TH/8301/3]

Letter from Walter Duke, surgeon, at Hastings, to A.Wagner of 35 Grosvenor Road, Chelsea.  P/MIS/194/3  31 Jan. 1839

Former reference: [TH/8301/4]

Contents:
Says that the health of his patient, Wagner's son, has been declining, that after a two hour fainting fit he is now in a very precarious state, and that some of his family should visit him urgently.

Letter from E.L.Wagner at Chelsea, 'for A.M.Wagner & Co', to her brother Melchoir Wagner 'at Mr. Price's, 48 Chancery Lane'.  P/MIS/194/4  18 Feb. 1839

Former reference: [TH/8301/5]


Related information: See TH/8308 for letters of H.E. Pocock, probably the same person referred to here

Contents:
Requests that her clothes brush not be left at the Dispensary, and says that 'there are three quarters' rent due from Pocock up to Christmas last'; on dorse (in different hand 'respecting Pocock's rent - Stepney house'.

Correspondence re the ship "Cumber land"  P/MIS/195  [n.d.]

Letter from Mr.Buchanan at 4,Leadenhall Street, to M.Clayton esq.of Clayton, Scott and Clayton, solicitors of Lincoln's Inn, quoting part of a letter from James Grant, agents for Lloyds at Hobart Town [Tasmania], written 23 Sep. 1827 and received at Lloyd's 27 Apr. 1828.  P/MIS/195/1  1 Jun. 1832

Former reference: [TH/8204/1]

Contents:
The Cumberland left Sydney for Hobart Town on 26 Apr. 1827 and apparently sailed from Hobart Town between 26 and 31 May 1827.

Letter from R.R. Brown at 1, Stepney Causeway, to Messrs. Clayton, etc, solicitors of Lincoln's Inn.  P/MIS/195/2  2 Jun. 1832

Former reference: [TH/8204/2]

Contents:
States that 'Capt. Robert Carr[?] of the ship Cumberland with the whole of his crew were supposed to have been murdered by pirates on his passage home from Van Dieman's Land in July 1827'

Letter from George Johnstone  P/MIS/196  [n.d.]

Letter from George Johnstone, surgeon superintendent of the Henry Porcher [according to Lloyd's Register of 1844, a barque built 1817 in Bristol] in St. Katharine's Dock, to his mother at 6 Upper Temple Street, Dublin. Refers to the ice in the Thames, to seeing members of his family at Deptford, to Falmouth and to Capt.Hindmarsh 'the Governor of the Colony' for which they are apparently bound.  P/MIS/196  7 Feb. 1838

Former reference: [TH/8204/3]

Contents:
[John Hindmarsh was appointed the first Governor of South Australia in Feb. 1836 - see D.N.B]

Letter from Thomas Rounce  P/MIS/197  [n.d.]

Letter from Thomas Rounce [headed 'Ship Lady Hilda'; Lloyd's Register for 1844 gives Rounce as the Master of the Lady Hilda, built 1837 in Whitby], postmarked Limehouse, to G.Hawkes esq. of 76, Cornhill, London, re business ['I will call at your office tomorrow'], with reply from Hawkes on dorse asking for payment of an outstanding debt [12 Nov. 1839]  P/MIS/197  2 Oct. 1839

Former reference: [TH/8204/4]

Letter from Miss J. Spence  P/MIS/198  [n.d.]

Letter from Miss. J. Spence of Stepney to Messrs. Bell, Steward and Lloyd, Solicitors of Lincoln's Inn Fields. Complains that they have kept her 'so many years in the dark' respecting some [unspecified] property to which she claims she is legally entitled, demands that there be 'no more fraudulous excuses to delay justice longer', and threatens to petition the Queen if the matter is not speedily settled.  P/MIS/198  31 Oct. 1848

Former reference: [TH/8204/5]

Letter from Jesse Dixon  P/MIS/199  [n.d.]

Letter from [?] Jesse Dixon, headed 'Ship Coromandel, West India Docks', to his uncle Richard Addams at Doctors Commons  P/MIS/199  4 Apr. 1837

Former reference: [TH/8204/8]

Contents:
Requesting an advance of £200 and referring to money expected from Calcutta; also mentions advice from Madras to take various articles with him, and to Captain Boyes' [?] illness, stating that if the latter is too unwell to proceed on the voyage he will have no objection to taking his place. Postmarked Limehouse.

Identity cards and assurance policies re Eliza Carpenter, Olive Carpenter and Grace Richardson, 1899-1951  P/MIS/200  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8440

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs. Baverstock, per The Museum of London, 14 February 1991.


Identity cards  P/MIS/200/1  [n.d.]

National Registration Identity card, for Eliza Carpenter of 14 Appian Road, Bow, London E3.  P/MIS/200/1/1  1 Jun. 1943

Former reference: [TH/8440/1]

National Registration Identity Card for Olive M. Carpenter of 14 Appian Road, Bow, London E3.  P/MIS/200/1/2  1 Jun. 1943

Former reference: [TH/8440/2]

Assurance Policies  P/MIS/200/2  [n.d.]

Life Assurance Policy, for Grace E. Ayres (aged 1 week) of 33 Ford Road.  P/MIS/200/2/1  25 Mar. 1899

Former reference: [TH/8440/3/1]

Certificate re Life Assurance Policy of Mrs. Grace Richardson of 14 Appian Road, Bow, London E.3; (found inside TH/8440/3/1)  P/MIS/200/2/2  16 Aug. 1951

Former reference: [TH/8440/3/2]

Life Assurance Policy, for Grace E. Ayres (aged 1 yr. 4 months) of 33 Ford Road.  P/MIS/200/2/3  14 Jul. 1900

Former reference: [TH/8440/4/1]

Certificate re Life Assurance Policy of Mrs. Grace Richardson of 14 Appian Road, Bow, London E3. (found inside TH/8440/4/1)  P/MIS/200/2/4  16 Aug. 1951

Former reference: [TH/8440/4/2]

Life Assurance Policy, for Grace Richardson of 60 Bonham Road [Lambeth].  P/MIS/200/2/5  14 Apr. 1932

Former reference: [TH/8440/5]

Assignment of estate and effects of Thomas Tribe, 1838  P/MIS/201  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated, per the Greater London Record Office, by Mrs. M. Tribe, 4 February 1992.


Assignment of estate and effects; 1. Samuel Sturgis of Lincolns Inn Fields, gentleman, provisional assignee of the estate and effects of insolvent debtors in England; 2. John Dungey of Brompton, Kent, grocer; Recites the assignment to 1., 28 Apr. 1838, of the estate and effects of Thomas Tribe, late of 29 Bower Street, Commercial Road, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy on half pay, then in the Debtors Prison.  P/MIS/201  24 Jul. 1838

Former reference: [TH/8480]

Admission in fee re the New York Stores, Upper East Smithfield  P/MIS/202  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan by Speechly Bircham, solicitors, Bouverie House, 154 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2HX, per the British Records Association (BRA 2416) 17 Feb. 1993.


Admission in fee  P/MIS/202  18 Sep. 1890

Former reference: [TH/8527/1]

Contents:
John Outhwaite of 34 Upper East Smithfield, builder
Extract from Stepney Manor Court Roll. Admission of John Outhwaite in fee as heir of John Outhwaite, deceased, to the New York Stores, 50 Upper East Smithfield.

Reconveyance and Surrender of 49 High Street Popland and 12 and 12A Paternoster Row  P/MIS/203  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on permanent loan by Speechly Bircham, solicitors, Bouverie House, 154 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2HX, per the British Records Association (BRA 2416) 17 Feb. 1993.


Reconveyance and Surrender  P/MIS/203  19 Jan. 1899

Former reference: [TH/8527/2]

Contents:
1. John Forshaw of Hurst Grange, near Preston, Lancs., gentleman.
2. John Edwin Harley of 12 and 12a Paternoster Row, City of London, architect and surveyor.
No. 49 High Street, Poplar, and nos. 12 and 12a Paternoster Row, City of London.

Testamentary records re Coulden family  P/MIS/204  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Ingledew Brown Bennison & Garrett, solicitors, International House, 26 Creechurch Lane, London EC3A 5EH, 16 Mar. 1994


Administration of effects; Joseph Coulden, late of 6 Red Lion Court, Spitalfields, widower  P/MIS/204/1  5 Jun. 1848

Former reference: [TH/8602/1]

Residuary account; Estate of Joseph Coulden, late of 6 Red Lion Court, Spitalfields, widower  P/MIS/204/2  27 Jul. 1848

Former reference: [TH/8602/2/1]

List of debts; (Formerly enclosed within TH/8602/2/1)  P/MIS/204/3  n.d. [c.1848]

Former reference: [TH/8602/2/2]

Copy of will; Susannah Coulden of Annesley Cottage, Union Road, Cambridge  P/MIS/204/4  n.d. [watermarked 1857]

Former reference: [TH/8602/3]

Solicitors accounts re estate of Susannah Coulden  P/MIS/204/5  1862

Former reference: [TH/8602/4/1-2]

List of testamentary documents (dated 1827-1887) re members of the Coulden family  P/MIS/204/6  1888

Former reference: [TH/8602/5]

Marriage settlement re John Francis Holdernesse and Elizabeth Barlow  P/MIS/205  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Ingledew Brown Bennison & Garrett, solicitors, International House, 26 Creechurch Lane, London EC3A 5EH, 16 Mar. 1994


Marriage settlement; 1. John Francis Holdernesse of 21 North Grove, Mildmay Park, Islington, shipping agent; 2. Elizabeth Barlow of 13 West Side, Bethnal Green, spinster; 3. Edward Peter Barlow of the Ridley Arms, Ridley Road, Kingsland, licensed victualler John Ross of the Alfred's Head, Union Street, Bishopsgate Street, licensed victualler; Re ¼ share in 'The Alma', West Side, Bethnal Green, and three houses in Deptford.  P/MIS/205  18 Jul. 1865

Former reference: [TH/8602/6]

Mortgage re 26 Old Montague Street, Whitechapel  P/MIS/206  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by Ingledew Brown Bennison & Garrett, solicitors, International House, 26 Creechurch Lane, London EC3A 5EH, 16 Mar. 1994


Mortgage by way of additional security; 1. Malvina Mary Bell of Riviera House, The Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, spinster; 2. Ernest George Henry Wetherick of Ventnor, Isle of Wight, auctioneer; Site of 26 Old Montague Street, Whitechapel.  P/MIS/206  17 Jun. 1913

Former reference: [TH/8602/8]

PATENT SPECIFICATION OF MR. JAMES BROWN  P/MIS/207  [n.d.]

Patent specification of Mr. James Brown of High Street, Stepney, for "Certain Improvements in Tackle and Apparatus for working and using Chain Cables in Ships and otherwise and also certain improvements in tillers and Rudders", 16 Feb 1844; and assignment from Brown to John Ordell of Letters Patent, 11 May 1846.  P/MIS/207  1844; 1846

Former reference: TH/8694

Letter from Sir John Trollope to the Committee and Vestry of St. Thomas' Stepney, 1854.  P/MIS/208  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Transferred from the Local History Library, 1995; original provenance not known.


Letter from Sir John Trollope, 35 Portland Place, to the Committee and Churchwardens of St. Thomas' Stepney, 18 Feb 1854, apologising for not being able to attend the lecture by Mr. Layard(?) on the 22 Feb.  P/MIS/208  1854

Mortgage re Susannah Street, Poplar  P/MIS/209  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by G. Houghton & Sons, solicitors, per Britsh Records Association (B.R.A. 2282), 7 April 1988.


Mortgage to secure £300; 1. John Morris of Regent St, Blackwall, surveyor; 2. Jonathan Ellerthorp of Colet Place, Commercial Rd, gent. 2. agrees to lend 1. a further £300 (in addition to £300 lent to him earlier) on the security of premises in Susannah St, Poplar.  P/MIS/209  24 Dec. 1829

Former reference: [TH/8243/1]

Probate of J. Furneaux and associated papers  P/MIS/210  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by G. Houghton & Sons, solicitors, per Britsh Records Association (B.R.A. 2282), 7 April 1988.


Probate will of John Furneaux of West India Dock Road (and of Thistleton House, Park Road, Stoke Newington), timber merchant. Will made 14 Dec. 1868; Furneaux died at Thistleton House in Aug. 1869 and the will was proved 8 Sep. 1869 ('under £35,000')  P/MIS/210/1  8 Sep. 1869

Former reference: [TH/8243/2]

Contents:
He appoints Benjamin Sulman [husband of his daughter Elizabeth] of City Road, die sinker, and his son John Richard. Furneaux of 1, North Grove East, Mildmay Park, Islington, his executors.
Apart from £50 left to his clerk, Charles Blackwell, all other bequests are either directly to, or in trust for, his wife Emma and his children Elizabeth [Sulman], John Richard [b.1841], Alexander John [b.1848], Herbert James [b.1858], William Martin [b.1861] and Emma Mary Daisy [b.1866].
The will mentions a great many leasehold and freehold houses held by Furneaux, including the following:
1-6 Suffolk Terrace, Upper North St, Poplar
1-7 Suffolk St, Poplar
1-7 Northumberland St, Poplar.
29, 31, 63 & 65 Augusta St, Poplar (formerly 4, 5, 21 & 22 Randall St)
9-11, 15-19, 31-33, 36-37 and 44-46 Canton St, Poplar 50 [later no. 23] Gough St, Poplar
1-29 (inc.) and 31-37 (odd) Walker St, Bromley Houses in Guildford Rd, (including 2-19 Guildford Terrace), Bromley
14-16 Queen St. [later Cording St.], Bromley
2-5 Victoria St. [later Cording St], Bromley
1-7 Barchester St, Bromley
1-8 Byron Place [10-17 Railway St.], Bromley
1-9 Morris Rd, Bromley
Houses in Ellesmere St, Bromley
5-6 Pigott St, Limehouse
17-21 (odd) Stainsby Rd. (formerly 9-11), and 2 cottages called 'St. Domingo Cottages', Stainsby Rd, Limehouse
Houses in Thomas St, Burdett Rd, Limehouse
7 & 45 New Rd, Mile End (formerly 42 & 23 Gloucester Terrace)
'Thistleton House', Park Rd, Stoke Newington
58 Marquess Rd, Canonbury, Islington
Houses in West Ham (Arthur St, Poplar St.)
Houses in Canning Town (Bidder St, Junction St, Ship St, Stevenson St.)
No. 164 (baker's shop) Regents Park Rd, St. Pancras
A piece of land in Forty Acre Lane, Plaistow
Copyhold premises in Limehouse, on a 73-year lease to Robert Brown (from 2 Apr. 1827)
On dorse: memorandum of 1882 re sale of 13 and 15 Stainsby Rd, Limehouse, to Thomas Kirkaldy.

Inland Revenue residuary account of property of the late John Furneaux  P/MIS/210/2  1869

Former reference: [TH/8243/3]

Inland Revenue forms listing property of the late John Furneaux liable for succession duty  P/MIS/210/3  1869-1882

Former reference: [TH/8243/4/1-10]

Inland Revenue legacy receipts re financial bequests paid from the late John Furneaux's estate.  P/MIS/210/4  1869-1882

Former reference: [TH/8243/5/1-6]

Brief probate inventory of stock etc. held by the late John Furneaux  P/MIS/210/5  1869

Former reference: [TH/8243/6]

Draft agreement by John Richard Furneaux to assign his expectancy under the will of Alexander John Furneaux (made 12 Jan. 1882) to Mrs. Florence Emma Matilda Capes, Henry John Furneaux, Sidney Herbert Furneaux, Lilian Adeline Furneaux and Ada Beatrice Furneaux [? his children], for £500  P/MIS/210/6  14 Jan. 1913

Former reference: [TH/8243/7]

Solicitors' notices and papers informing the trustees of the will of John Richard Furneaux (proved 7 Dec. 1922) of the assignment of various sums of money to Legal and General Assurance Ltd., as a result of mortgages obtained by Walter George Frowd and Ada Beatrice Frowd [? formerly Furneaux], his wife.  P/MIS/210/7  1923-1926

Former reference: [TH/8243/8/1-16]

Accountants' letters re settlements concerning the Furneaux Trusts.  P/MIS/210/8  1933-1934

Former reference: [TH/8243/9/1-4]

Mortgage documents re Grove Passage, Bethnal Green  P/MIS/211  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Deposited on indefinite loan by G. Houghton & Sons, solicitors, per Britsh Records Association (B.R.A. 2282), 7 April 1988.


Mortgage documents re sums of money raised by William Martin Pooley of 2 Lincoln Villas, Manor Rd, High Barnet, Herts, gent, from George Dickinson Byfield of 32 Great St. Helens, London, gent, using as security 2,3, and 5 Grove Passage, Hackney  P/MIS/211  1892-1894

Former reference: [TH/8243/10/1-5]

Contents:
This small street just south of the Regent's Canal was later transferred to Bethnal Green parish]. Refers to money also raised by Pooley using 19, 21 and 23 Park Rd, West Dulwich, as security.

Mortgage re Union Place, Limehouse, and documents concerning Dix and Peachey families, 1817-1913  P/MIS/212  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Lewisham Local History Centre, The Manor House, Old Road, London SE13, behalf of a reader.
25 August 1988.


Contents:
Union Place, situated between Jamaica Place (later Beccles St.) and Gill St., was later re-named Gill Place. The site of Gill Place is now occupied by Roche House.

Mortgage to raise £100; 1. Margaret Richardson of 3, Union Place, Jamaica Row, 'near Limehouse Church', widow of Timothy Richardson (formerly of Spring Street, Shadwell), Master Mariner. 2. Joshua Mayhew of Chancery Lane, gent. Recites lease of 19 June 1807 by which Richard Place (abutting Jamaica Row to the north, and 'Mr. Hodge's Back Garden fence' to the west), Limehouse, to Robert Watson [of Pell Place, St. George-in-the-East, builder] for 98 years, rent £3 p. a., and endorsement by which Watson assigned the lease to Timothy Richardson on 22 June 1807.  P/MIS/212/1  4 Sep. 1817

Former reference: [TH/8307/1]

Contents:
Richardson died 12 Oct. 1809 and administration of his estate was granted (P.C.C.) to his widow, Margaret, on 5 Aug. 1814. She now mortgages the same property to raise £100. Witnesses: Thomas Bass of Jamaica Place, Limehouse, painter, and John Wheatstone, clerk to Messrs. Mayhew & Price of Chancery Lane.
On dorse: mortgage of 23 Nov. 1818 by which Margaret Richardson raises a further £120 (the other £100 being re-paid) by mortgaging the same property to Joshua Mayhew.
[See TH/6852 - 6853 for other deeds re nos. 3,4, and 5 Union Place; TH/6853a, a Lease and Release of 17-18 Nov. 1812 by which the freehold of 3, Union Place is granted by Richard Payne to Robert Braine of Ropemakers Fields, Limehouse, baker, refers to the same above recited lease for 98 years of the house in Union Place 'therein incorrectly described as no. 9 but... the same house hereby granted and released and now no.3'. TH/6853b, a Lease and Release of 7-8 May 1834 by which Edward Tindale of Cock Hill, Ratcliff, tobacconist, and William Patrick of Wellington Place, Commercial Road, Limehouse, sugar refiner (both executors of the will of the late Robert Braine of 5 Island Row, Limehouse, gent.) convey no. 3, Union Place to William Dix of Fore Street, Limehouse, butcher, points to the connection, through Dix, between TH/8307/1 and the other documents in this collection]

Apprenticeship indenture by which Henry Peachey of West India Dock Rd. is bound by his guardian William Dix, also of West India Dock Rd, to William Roberts of Hemel Hempstead, Herts, land surveyor and auctioneer, for 3 years. Premium: £100 plus a further £50 after 1 year.  P/MIS/212/2  29 Sep. 1848

Former reference: [TH/8307/2]

Inland Revenue account of the estate of the late William Dix of 224, Camden Road, Middx. (died 11 Apr. 1867, will proved 12 Jun. 1867). Executor of the will: Henry James Peachey of 28 Craven St., Charing Cross.  P/MIS/212/3  16 Sep. 1868

Former reference: [TH/8307/3]

Lawyers' invoice for costs incurred in arranging Henry J. Peachey's marriage settlement.  P/MIS/212/4  1890-1891

Former reference: [TH/8307/4]

Invoice from Messrs. Jones Son & Day for plumbing work carried out at nos. 6 and 10 Gill Place [formerly Union Place, Limehouse] for Mr. Peachey.  P/MIS/212/5  1908

Former reference: [TH/8307/5]

Receipts for rates and income tax paid by Mr. Peachey for nos. 6 and 10 Gill Place, Limehouse.  P/MIS/212/6  1913

Former reference: [TH/8307/6-8]

Documents re probate of William Humphreys Genery (d. 12 Oct. 1852) of Newmarket Terrace, Cambridge Heath  P/MIS/213  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Lewisham Local History Centre, The Manor House, Old Road, London SE13, behalf of a reader.
25 August 1988.


Contents:
Under the terms of Genery's will, made 8 May 1851 (proved P.C.C. 30 Oct. 1852, executors Thomas Oliver and William Wynne Willson), he bequeathed £30 to each of the children of his late brother Edward Genery who should be living at the time of the death of the testator's wife, Sarah (she died 25 Aug. 1860).
The documents concern the administration of these legacies.

Draft power of attorney; James Pithie of Rochester, New York, U.S.A., scale maker, and Caroline his wife (formerly Caroline Genery, daughter of the late Edward Genery; she married James Pithie on 15 Jun. 1850) appoint John Randall of the Inner Temple as their attorney to collect the £30 legacy.  P/MIS/213/1  27 Nov. 1860

Former reference: [TH/8233/50]

Draft power of attorney; Matilda Genery, spinster, Walter Thomas Genery, saddler and harness maker (both children of the late Edward Genery), Thomas Lapcock, saddler, and Rose Turpin Lapcock his wife (formerly Rose Turpin Genery, daughter of the late Edward Genery; she married Thomas Lapcock on 16 Nov. 1848), all of Willunga near Adelaide, South Australia, appoint John Randall of the Inner Temple as their attorney to collect the £30 legacies due to them.  P/MIS/213/2  16 Jan. 1861

Former reference: [TH/8233/51]

Receipt from Lucy Genery for £10 given to her by her daughter Matilda and son Walter.  P/MIS/213/3  25 Mar. 1861

Former reference: [TH/8233/52]

Correspondence, receipts and notes re the above legacies, including a letter from H.B. Hignell [?] of 1 Allsop Place, Regents Park (28 Sep. 1860) recalling that her sister Caroline, now Mrs. Pethie [sic], had left England 'to rejoin her husband in America', and that her sister Rose (Mrs. Lapcock) had 'resided in Australia many years', and that her other sister Matilda and brother Walter had later gone out to join her in Australia.  P/MIS/213/4  1860-1861

Former reference: [TH/8233/53-61]

Papers re London and St. Katharine Docks Co.  P/MIS/214  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Lewisham Local History Centre, The Manor House, Old Road, London SE13, behalf of a reader.
25 August 1988.


Printed Minutes of Meetings  P/MIS/214/1  1874-1876

Former reference: [TH/8233/62-68]

Printed notices (and tickets) re Meetings  P/MIS/214/2  1875-1877

Former reference: [TH/8233/69-72]

Printed reports and accounts (printed at 6 monthly intervals)  P/MIS/214/3  1873-1876

Former reference: [TH/8233/73-79]

Printed 'House Lists' (names of 39 people)  P/MIS/214/4  1874-1877

Former reference: [TH/8233/80-82]

Printed notices re proposed eastern extension of the Victoria Dock.  P/MIS/214/5  1875

Former reference: [TH/8233/83-84]

Printed notices re issue of stock  P/MIS/214/6  1874

Former reference: [TH/8233/85-86]

Printed advertisement for the 'Suppressed Reports' - Minutes of the Extraordinary General Meetings of the Company on 19 Feb. and 28 May 1875  P/MIS/214/7  1875

Former reference: [TH/8233/87]

Printed notices from T.H.King to the proprietors of the Company, criticising the running of the Company.  P/MIS/214/8  1876

Former reference: [TH/8233/88-89]

Papers re estate of James Thomas Derby of 62, White Horse Street, Ratcliff (died 1899), 1900-1938  P/MIS/215  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Mr. M. Trinick, per Greater London Record Office, 21 November 1988.
The papers were found in outbuildings at Mr. Trinick's home in Cornwall, where they had been stored since at least 1955.


Correspondence between the Estate Duty Office and James Wright of 11 German Place, Brighton, re duty on the estate of the late James Thomas Derby of 62 White Horse Street, Ratcliff, gent., who died 26th December 1899. The estate included: (a) 21 Devons Rd., Bromley, 'let to Dr. Hogan'. (b) 'Athole House', Cleveland Rd., Woodford, Essex. (c) The Princess Alexandra public house, Nightingale Rd., Clapton. (d) The Lord Cecil public house, High Rd., Clapton.  P/MIS/215/1  Nov. 1900

Former reference: [TH/8338/1-4]

Release on the transfer to Miss Mabel Antionette Curnow of 42 Stanhope Gardens, Ilford, Essex, of her share in the estate of the late James Thomas Derby (her grandfather, her mother Clara Beatrice Curnow, wife of James Curnow and daughter of James Thomas Derby, being deceased).  P/MIS/215/2  27 May 1908

Former reference: [TH/8338/5]

Contents:
Miss Curnow releases the trustees appointed in her late grandfather's will (proved 24 Jan. 1900), viz. Albert William Derby of 60 Mayfair Avenue, Ilford, builder, Charles James Derby of 56, Mayfair Avenue, Ilford, gent., Mary Jane Derby of 'The Laurels', Layton, Shaftesbury, Dorset, spinster, and Kate Melinda Wright of 'Melbury', Grange Rd., Bushey, Herts., wife of James Wright.
Schedule of stocks and shares transferred appended.

Release on the transfer to Stanley John Derby Curnow of 42 Stanhope Gardens, Ilford, Essex, of his share in the estate of his late grandfather, James Thomas Derby.  P/MIS/215/3  7 Apr. 1910

Former reference: [TH/8338/6]

Contents:
Trustees released by S.J.D. Curnow (who attained the age of 21 on 25 Feb. 1910) are those names in TH/8338/5, above.
Schedule of stocks and shares transferred appended.

Legal bill sent to the trustees of the late J.T. Derby esq., for expenses incurred in appointing Messrs. Jepson and Wright (junior) new trustees.  P/MIS/215/4  25 Mar. 1913

Former reference: [TH/8338/7]

Correspondence between James Wright of 'Melbury' Grand Rd., Bushey, Herts., and the Westminster Bank [and others] re the death of William Alban Jepson of Wyke House, Castle Bar Hill, Ealing, one of the trustees of the Derby estate.  P/MIS/215/5  Mar. 1938

Former reference: [TH/8338/8/15]

Deeds re property in Bow Lane Poplar, 1811  P/MIS/216  [n.d.]

Former reference: TH/8333

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, dealer in manuscripts, 30 September 1988.


Counterpart lease for 61 years of land and house in Bow Lane, Poplar; 1. James Walker of Poplar, engineer and surveyor; 2. Richard Gowlett Smallman of Brooks Market, Holborn, carpenter; From 1. to 2. of a piece of ground on the east side of Bow Lane, Poplar, measuring 15 feet by 57 feet [plan in margin], with the house lately built on it by 2., for 61 years. Annual rent: £3  P/MIS/216  6 Jul. 1811

Former reference: [TH/8333/1]

Evidences of Title re 4 Manor Terrace, East India Dock Road, Poplar  P/MIS/217  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. J.L.M. Gulley, dealer in manuscripts, 30 September 1988.


Lease for 96 years; 1. Joseph Dakin of Abchurch Lane, City of London, druggist, and Richard Hervé Giraud of Furnivals Inn, Holborn, gent. [executors of the will of the late Sophia Duff of the Manor House, Poplar, widow]; 2. Cordelia Sophia Wade Cook, an infant [Guardian: John Cook of Lee Park, Lee, Kent, gent.]. 3. Elizabeth Chrisp Howard, an infant [Guardian: Charles Howard late of Haddington Villas, East Ham, Essex, gent.]; 4. William Jeves of High Street, Poplar, builder.  P/MIS/217/1  21 Jul. 1859

Former reference: [TH/8333/2]

Contents:
1, 2. and 3. lease to 4. the piece of ground fronting on East India Dock Road, Poplar, with the house lately built on it by 4., known as no. 9, Manor Terrace [plan in margin], adjoining the land of Thomas Ditchburn, for 96 years. Annual rent: £5 5s.

Mortgage to raise £100; 1. Frederick Jeves of 3 Lee Terrace, Upper Hudson Road, Plumstead, Kent, gent.; 2. Elias Charles Cooper Whittle, of Townsend Road, St. John's Wood, chemist.  P/MIS/217/2  1 Dec 1874

Former reference: [TH/8333/3]

Contents:
Recites lease of 21 Jul. 1859 [i.e. TH/8333/2] re 9 Manor Terrace, Poplar. William Jeves died 7 Nov. 1863 and bequeathed the property to his wife Avis Rebecca Jeves during her lifetime, then to his son Frederick Jeves (will proved 7 Jan. 1864), i.e. 1., above. 1. now mortgages the property to 2. to raise £100.
On dorse: note of re-payment of the £100, 3 Mar. 1884.

Bill for fees at the Tower of London, 1681  P/MIS/218  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr.J.L.M.Gulley, 1 March 1989.


Bill for one quarter's fees of the Lieutenant of the Tower of London (Thomas Cheek), the Gentleman Porter (Thomas Hawley), and the following 38 Yeomen Warders  P/MIS/218  1681

Former reference: [TH/8344/1]

Contents:
John Sclater
George Aldridge
Thomas Davyes
Robert Jones
Robert Witty
Thomas Bunch
Hugh Bayly
Edward Pattle
Richard Sapp
Thomas Wills
Robert Phillipps
Edward Clough
Richard Stretton
John James
Richard Jordan
Oswald Creswell
William Frost
Robert Ballard
John Sparrowhawke
Edward Whitwell
James Walmesley
Thomas Dawson
John Waples
Richard Brafeild
Robert Weddall
John Powell
Charles Oakes
Edward Cressett
Samuel Wight
Daniel Barnes
Vincent Crayford
Nathaniel Mundy
Robert Brownlow
Thomas Bugby
Richard Nicholson
John Bull
George Knighton
Thomas Russell
The bill is signed by Cheek and also by Robert Howard [auditor of the Exchequer]; the Earls of Rochester, Craven, Bath and Ailesbury; Sir John Ernle; Sir Edward Dering; Sidney [later Earl] Godolphin; Sir Thomas Chicheley; Sir Leoline Jenkins; and the Marquess of Worcester.

Bond in £764 for the performance of convenants in a deed of partition.  P/MIS/219  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr.J.L.M.Gulley, 1 March 1989.


Bond; 1. James Peterson, ropemaker, John Rogers, carpenter, and John Brittan, carpenter, all of St.Dunstan's, Stepney. 2. John Lawton of St.Dunstan's, Stepney, 'sailsman'; 1. are bound to 2. in £764 for the performance of covenants in a deed of partition involving the same 4 parties (save Sarah Brittan in the place of her husband John). Witnesses: James Brittan 'near Well-close in Ratcliff Highway', Edward Bellamy of Holborn Court in Gray's Inn, and Jonathan Straker of Bell Court in Gray's Inn.  P/MIS/219  25 Sep. 1707

Former reference: [TH/8344/2]

Apprenticeship Indentures of Paupers from Bow apprenticed to James Thomas Morgan of Barking, shipowner  P/MIS/220  [n.d.]

John Taylor of Bow, pauper aged 15, apprenticed to James Thomas Morgan (owner of the ship the 'Castor') of Barking, to learn seamanship.  P/MIS/220/1  12 May 1852

Former reference: [TH/8363/1]

William Burgen of Bow, pauper aged 14, apprenticed to James Thomas Morgan (owner of the ship the 'Echo') of Barking, to learn seamanship.  P/MIS/220/2  2 Jun. 1853

Former reference: [TH/8363/2]

Henry Eves of Bow, pauper aged 16, apprenticed to James Thomas Morgan (ship owner) of Barking, to learn seamanship.  P/MIS/220/3  9 Oct. 1855

Former reference: [TH/8363/3]

Apprenticeship Indenture of Frederick Oxenham to Stephen Warhurst  P/MIS/221  [n.d.]

Indenture; Frederick Oxenham [signs 'Frederick W. Oxenham'], apprenticed to Stephen Warhurst of 1 Park Rd., Church Rd., Leyton, saddler and harness maker.  P/MIS/221  1 May 1884

Former reference: [TH/8363/4]

Apprenticeship Indenture of Henry John Wood to William George Wilshaw  P/MIS/222  [n.d.]

Indenture; Henry John Wood of 3 David St., Bromley [-by-Bow] (son of Henry Wood), apprenticed to William George Wilshaw, manager of Fletcher, Son & Fearnall Ltd., of Union Docks, Poplar, to learn to be a shipwright. [Fletcher, Son & Fearnall were established at Limehouse from 1818 to 1925, building a number of paddle steamers and merchant vessels at their yard known as Union Dock and at the dry dock added later, formed from the hull of the East Indiaman 'Canton' (built 1790) which was placed in an excavated site at the yard].  P/MIS/222  14 Apr. 1908

Former reference: [TH/8363/5]

Manuscript history of Bow by D.E.Gratwick, c.1925  P/MIS/223  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Donated by Christopher Bull, Reference and Information Librarian, Dartford Central Library, Central Park, Dartford, Kent DA1 1E [given to him by a neighbour], 25 August 1989.


Manuscript history of Bow by D.E.Gratwick. Contains 139 pages with chapters on the history of Bow from the earliest times to the 20th century.  P/MIS/223  (c.1925)

Former reference: [TH/8364]

Contents:
Includes several watercolours and sketches of old Bow Bridge and Bow Church, plus postcards of Lawrence Road, Merchant Street, Bow Road, Fairfield Road, Tredegar House, Grove Road, etc. Also some maps and a chapter on Bow china.
The book appears to have been produced as a dissertation or project, and pencil notes from a tutor or teacher are included.

Sale particulars re nos. 21 and 23 High Street, Bow; nos. 1 to 10 (consecutive) Albert Terrace, Bow High Street; and nos. 1 to 4 (consecutive) Albert Place, Bromley High Street  P/MIS/224  [n.d.]

Sales particulars of property in Bow, Bromley  P/MIS/224/1  1853

Former reference: [TH/8368/1/1-2]

Contents:
To be sold 27 Jul. 1853.
Printed.
21 High Street, Bow, let to Mr Hanscomb
23 High Street, Bow, let to Mr Tickler
1 Albert Terrace let to Mr Mills
2 Albert Terrace let to Mr Whiting
3 Albert Terrace let to Mr Springall
4 Albert Terrace let to Mr Woolfe
5 Albert Terrace let to Mr Ivimey
6 Albert Terrace let to Mr Ball
7 Albert Terrace let to Mr Brown
8 Albert Terrace let to Mr Greayer
9 Albert Terrace let to Mr Thackeray
10 Albert Terrace let to Mr Garrod
1 Albert Place let to Mr Garman, surgeon
2 Albert Place let to Mr Neale
3 Albert Place let to Mr Boutigny
4 Albert Place let to Mr Cooke

Plan of estate (as in P/Mis/224/1). Printed.  P/MIS/224/2  1853

Former reference: [TH/8368/1/3]

Sale particulars re no. 1 Cross Street, Rich Street, Limehouse, and property in Brook Green Terrace, Hammersmith  P/MIS/225  [n.d.]

Sales particulars of property in Limehouse and Hammersmith  P/MIS/225  1872

Former reference: [TH/8368/2]

Contents:
To be sold 14 May 1872.
Printed.

Memorandum re the West India Docks: 1817  P/MIS/226  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: Purchased from Mr. D.P.White, Averys, Rusper, Nr.Horsham, Sussex


Ms. memorandum giving a brief history of and statistics re the West India Docks, entitled "An Abstract Account of the West India Docks". by Charles Compton Parish, Dock Superintendent.  P/MIS/226  1 May 1817

Former reference: [TH/8570]

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