Catalogue description Ratcliffe and Henderson of Helston, solicitors

This record is held by Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office)

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Reference: RH/1
Title: Ratcliffe and Henderson of Helston, solicitors

The collection is catalogued according to family:


The St. Aubyn family of Clowance, the Davey family of Bochym, the Grylls family of Helston and the records of the estate of the Duke of Leeds, the Godolphin family.


The documents include title deeds, leases, estate papers, mining records, maps and plans, probate, legal, financial and some personal papers

Date: 1556-2000
Held by: Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Ratcliffe and Henderson, Helston, solicitors

Physical description: 3263 Files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accession no. 433.


Deposited by Messrs. Ratcliffe, Son and Henderson of the Great Office, Helston, 10 June 1959.

  • Cornwall
  • Mining
Administrative / biographical background:

The Helston firm of Grylls, Borlase and Vivian, later Grylls, Vivian and Company, then Grylls, Hill and Hill, finally Ratcliffe and Henderson, have since the early nineteenth century used as an office the Great House in Helston which was owned by the Hill family. The firm acted as agents and solicitors for many local families, many of whose documents remained in the partners custody.

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