Guide to the Deeds of National Westminster Bank (as filmed by AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

National Westminister Bank
Collections held by the National Westminster Bank Ltd (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1836 - 1863
Collection Number
4 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

Assignments and notice of assignment 1836 and 1838 by William Kent to John Miller of Lambeth, Surrey, bookseller, relating to a share in property in New South Wales. Capt. Philip P. King acted in New South Wales as agent in the sale of the property. The documents were drawn up and signed in Cheltenham and bear receipts for moneys received.

Power of Attorney 14 March 1863 from Rev. Henry Tingcombe of Camden. New South Wales, to John P. Stilwell relating to premises in George Street, Sydney.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the London Metropolitan Archives. For more information contact London Metropolitan Archives Enquiry service [].

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the London Metropolitan Archives and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the London Metropolitan Archives and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: Western Australasian Trade Section Minute Book. 22 April 1895- 12 October 1904, London Metropolitan Archives. MS 16512 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Filmed at National Westminster Bank Ltd., Lothbury, London, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1963 (AJCP Reel: M433). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

The records were donated the London Metropolitan Archives on 16 Oct 1990 assigned accession no. ACC/2860

Existence and Location of Originals

Material originally held by the National Westminster Bank, London, England.

Currently held at the London Metropolitan Archives, London. For more information see: London Metropolitan Archives (

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.


Australia; Camden, New South Wales; Cheltenham, England; Kent, William; Kent, William, Capt.; King, Phillip P., Capt.; Kissing Point, New South Wales; Great Britain; Land: New South Wales; Miller, John (London); New South Wales; Stilwell, John P.; Tingcombe, Henry, Rev.


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 343, p131.

Biographical / Historical

William Kent (1799-1870), a wine merchant of Cheltenham, England, was the son of Captain William Kent (1760-1812), captain of HMS Supply. His son was born in the colony, but by 1828 was living in Cheltenham in England. He visited Sydney 12 December 1838-2 January 1839. Property referred to in the documents may have been several farms which his father owned near Kissing Point, Sydney, and which were sold between 1835 and 1841. Captain Phillip Parker King, the son of Governor Philip King, acted in the sale of the properties in New South Wales.

The firm of Stillwell & Company amalgamated with the Westminster Bank in 1922.

Item Descriptions

Series. Deeds relating to property of William Kent in New South Wales

4 items

Assignment from William Kent of Cheltenham to John Miller, bookseller of Lambeth, 5 March 1836 - 3 September 1838 (File 1)

Relating to freehold in lands and premises in New South Wales, 5 March 1836, and re-assignment from John Miller to William Kent, 3 September 1838 (1 vellum sheet)

On the verso is a receipt signed by William Kent for £348 received from John Miller.

Assignment from William Kent, wine merchant of Cheltenham, to John Miller, bookseller of Lambeth, 24 May 1838 (File 2)

Relating to freehold in lands and premises in New South Wales, (1 vellum sheet).

On the verso are receipts signed by William Kent for £426.12.0 received from John Miller and by John Miller for £556.8.8 received from Phillip P. King.

Notice from John Miller to Phillip P. King and Messrs. Stillwell and Sons his agents of the assignment dated 24 May 1838 from William Kent to John Miller, 10 August 1838. (3pp), 24 May 1838 - 10 August 1838 (File 3)

Includes receipts signed by William Kent for £556.8.8 received from Phillip P. King, 21 August 1838, and a receipt for £4.0.8 for preparing the re-assignment, 5 September 1838.

Power of attorney from Rev. Henry Tingcombe of Camden, New South Wales, to John Pakenham Stilwell (sic) of London, 14 March 1863 (File 4)

To receive shares of Henry Tingcombe in the estate of Elizabeth Tingcombe, deceased, (2 vellum sheets).