Peter Foden
Archivist, translator, and historical researcher

Matters researched for lawyers or their clients

Chancel repair liabilities
Manorial mineral and sporting rights
Mineral rights reserved on sale of freehold land
Extents of Lordships or reputed Lordships bought and sold
Foreshores and riverbeds
Rights reserved by Inclosure Acts
Parliamentary drafting of land law reform legislation
Historic Chancery litigation
Entails and Settlements

Accurate transcriptions and translations of handwritten documents from the 11th to the 19th centuries are a particular strength.

I have represented clients in Land Registry disputes concerning Caution Titles, First Registrations, and Unilateral Notices, including research in response to B122, B123, and B135 letters.

Well located for access to archives throughout England and Wales including the National Archives.


Qualified and experienced professional Archivist
My Master’s Degree at Liverpool University included an intensive module in the history of English
Land Law (taught by Professor A H Hudson) and an equally intensive grounding in Latin, Law
French and English Palaeography and Diplomatic (taught by Dr Elizabeth Danbury).

My translation of the Latin Manorial Court Rolls of Norton, Hertfordshire, 1244-1538, was
published by the Hertfordshire Record Society in 2015. I am currently collaborating with John
Gwilym Owen of the Bangor Law School on a volume of historical legal texts about the Penrhyn
Estate, to be published in 2016.

Peter Foden MA (Cantab) MArAd (Liverpool)
Peter Foden Consultancy Ltd (Companies House No 4750840)
Archivist, translator and historical researcher

4 Birch Lea, East Leake, Loughborough LE12 6LA
07734 203624