The Lockett estate, after the death of Eleanor Lockett (1847), consisted of property in London and Llangollen; houses in Clipstone Street, Great Titchfield Street, Upper Marylebone Street, Charlton Street, Old Compton Street and Queen Street in London. Pen-y-Bryn, a house, land surrounding and a brewery in Llangollen. Plans of the London properties can be found in 2/1 and of Pen-y-Bryn in 2/43.
Of particular interest in this section of the collection are the items relating to railway safety (1/2/3), emigration to Australia (1/2/5 and 3/3/2), Pen-y-Bryn, and Llangollen Breweries (2/42 and 2/45), J.T.D.'s honeymoon (3/3/3) and surgical instruments (5/1).
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The archives relating to the Lockett Trust consisted of often random bundles and much loose material. A policy of breaking bundles was pursued where necessary to facilitate the process of listing. The distinction found in the list between "original bundles" and "bundles" is that the latter are attempts to make the material more homogeneous with regard to content and chronology.
THE CASE OF LOCKETT v JACQUES
BACKGROUND (See D/D/VIII/4/5)
E.W. Jacques became the business manager of J.G.E. Lockett in 1836, they had been school friends. In this role, he visited J.G.E. Lockett's step-mother, Eleanor Lockett, and used his influence to be nominated as co-trustee of her estate. After the death of Eleanor Lockett and J.G.E. Lockett's wife, Jacques attempted to marry J.G.E. Lockett's daughter, Anne Eleanor, who refused.
To force Anne to marry him, Jacques planned to financially embarrass J.G.E. Lockett. Thus, he lent him £800 from the estate of Eleanor Lockett, insured his life for £2,000 and took out mortgages on property in Old Compton Street and Queen Street.
J.T. Danson in 1852 met, and fell in love with Anne Eleanor. She told him the plans of Jacques and J.T.D. uncovered his dealings. The case involves the claims of Elizabeth Mary Lockett and Emma Marian Lockett, daughters of J.G.E. Lockett, on the estate of Eleanor Lockett. Jacques himself agreed in 1853 to give up all claims on the estate in return for £220, but the claims of other inheritors of the estate, and disputes over costs, prolonged the case.