Thursday 8 October 2009

Bedfordshire at LMA

Amongst the manors purchased by the City of London from the King around 1628 were several in Bedfordshire - Biggleswade, Ampthill, Houghton Conquest and more.

Auditors' reports on rentals and the surveys of these manors undertaken by the City are amongst the papers held by the London Metropolitan Archives . For example one of the auditor's reports of 1627/8 is described as "Mr. Knights brief report as to extent of the Manor of Littington and the names of tenant and reversioner".

LMA's online catalogue only includes minimal information about these and many other documents with a Bedfordshire focus, but there is sufficient to awaken interest in any serious researcher.

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