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BADMINTON MUNIMENTS Volume II Estate and Household


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Reference D2700
Covering dates 10th century-20th century
Held by Gloucestershire Archives
Extent 11 sub-fonds
Conditions of access [The contents of vol.1 remain at Badminton House.]
Records missing from the present collection include building accounts and related papers and correspondence for the 1st, 3rd and 4th Dukes, making the interpretation of the architectural history of the house difficult. There is a similar dearth of detailed evidence for the years when the great furniture collection was being made. The absence of the 'fourscore and eighteen several bundles of papers containing in them several writings and relations of divers treaties, negotiations, embassies, letters received and written, and other affairs and matters of high concernment', bequeathed by Sir Thomas Roe to Sir Maurice Berkeley, is equally regrettable.
The family papers listed in the FAMILY section of the catalogue remain at Badminton, and any which have been deposited with the G.R.O. are being transferred to Badminton. The settlements, wills, household records and printed material are also at Badminton, together with catalogues etc. of muniments
Access to the records at Badminton is by appointment with the archivist. Written permission from His Grace the Duke of Beaufort is required before any document in the Badminton archives at Badminton can be consulted or photocopied. Permission should be obtained directly from His Grace, (permission not needed to consult the estate records). It would be helpful if persons wanting to see records on deposit at these repositories wrote or telephoned in advance, giving precise document references. The archivist at Badminton will answer enquiries and requests for further information.
Creators Somerset family, Dukes of Beaufort; Berkeley family, Barons Botetourt
Arrangement The English estate records have been deposited with the Gloucestershire Record Office, the main deposit being made in 1978. Summary N.R.A. lists are available for these deposits, based on Badminton press-marks given in the current 'Great Book' (location index) for the ground floor of the Muniment Room, or on Miss Redstone's classified card catalogue of the upper floor of the Muniment Room. These are superseded by the present catalogue which includes the references used in these lists for identification purposes. Until the estate records can be accommodated at Badminton they will remain at the G.R.O.
Related information RECORDS IN OTHER REPOSITORIES
Almost all the records relating to the Welsh estates have been deposited with the National Library of Wales. The first deposit (1940-1941) is catalogued in a detailed calendar: A Schedule of Deeds and Documents deposited by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort (2 vols, National Library of Wales, 1946), and A Schedule of Manorial Records deposited by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort (6 vols, National Library of Wales, 1941-1946). The second deposit made in 1961-1963 is described in A preliminary Schedule of Manuscripts and Records deposited by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort (National Library of Wales 1965). Subsequent deposits, the latest being in 1988, are unlisted. Some of the documents deposited in 1965 were subsequently returned to the Gloucestershire Record Office or to Badminton, and National Library of Wales accession numbers are included in this catalogue for such records. The entire first deposit remains in the National Library of Wales, and where necessary cross-references have been included in this catalogue.
The Gloucestershire Record Office also holds (D 1401) papers of the Cross Hands Petty Sessional Division (mainly settlement), 1713-1784, which were found among the Badminton estate records and were deposited by the Duke in 1956. The Duke frequently signs as J.P. and these papers presumably relate to his activities as J.P. The records of Evans and Ellis, solicitors, deposited with the Gloucestershire Record Office include records relating to the Duke's Tidenham and Woolaston estate c.1760-1878 (D 1430).
The family papers of historical interest were calendared in the Historical Manuscripts Commission Report XII, appendix IX (1891), which noted that very few survived earlier than the Civil War, and concluded that those of an earlier date were probably dispersed or destroyed at the sack of Raglan Castle (1646). Sources for the 16th and 17th centuries are listed in W.R.B. Robinson, The Earls of Worcester and their estates, 1526-1642 (Oxford B. Litt thesis, 1958).
Bibliography [See V.C.H. Wiltshire, Vol. IX]
[See V.C.H. Gloucestershire, Vol. VII]

Administrative history:
THE BEAUFORT ESTATES
The 'ancient possessions'
Charles Somerset, the founder of the family, had no hereditary connexions with Wales, and his establishment as a leading marcher lord, and his acquisition of numerous lucrative Crown offices depended on royal favour. Throughout Henry VII's reign he was one of the king's most trusted advisers, constantly employed in the service of the Crown. The death in 1491 of William Herbert, Earl of Huntingdon, whose only child Elizabeth was unmarried, provided Henry VII with an opportunity to reward Somerset and to secure the Crown's interests in Wales by promoting his marriage to Elizabeth Herbert which took place in 1492. By this marriage Charles Somerset acquired great estates in South Wales, including Gower and Kilvey, Crickhowell and Tretower, Chepstow and Tidenham, Raglan and a large group of manors in Monmouthshire, and the manor of Wellington and Yeasor in Herefordshire. From this time the former Herbert lands in Wales became the basis of the family estates. Raglan castle did not come into the actual possession of the family until c.1545, and until this date their Welsh residence seems to have been Chepstow castle. William, 3rd Earl of Worcester, began extensive building work at Raglan c.1565, and it became the family seat until its destruction in 1646.
Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, was also granted manors and lands in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Kent, but these were sold by the 2nd and 3rd Earls. His London house, known as Worcester Place, was situated at St James, Garlickhithe, over-looking the Thames. This house was sold by the 3rd Earl and the family seems not to have maintained a permanent London residence until the 1st Marquess acquired Bedford House (which became known as Worcester House) on his marriage with Anne Russell
Henry, 2nd Earl of Worcester (1526-1549), supported Henry VIII against the Pope in his marriage to Anne Boleyn, and was rewarded with the grant of the lands of Tintern Abbey in March 1536/7. It was the richest monastery in Wales, and its possessions included valuable estates in Monmouthshire, and the manor of Woolaston. In September 1542, the manors of Chalton (Hants) and Crookham (Berks) were granted to his son Lord Herbert and his heirs on the death of the Earl of Southampton (who died soon afterwards). Maladministration of his Welsh estates helped to bring about legislation in 1536 which greatly reduced the privileges of marcher lords, and on his death his numerous Welsh offices were granted to the Earl of Pembroke and not to his heir William.
William, 3rd Earl of Worcester, experienced financial difficulties at first because of the loss of his father's Welsh offices, and the burden of his mother's jointure and other family commitments. This caused the sale of the Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire estates, Worcester Place in London, Wellington and Yeasor, Talgarth Anglicana and other small properties in South Wales. But after his mother's death in 1565 he moved his household to Raglan and began extensive reconstruction there, including magnificent gardens in the forefront of Renaissance fashion. In 1584 he purchased the Troy estate which became one of the principal family possessions. The financial recovery was probably the result of an overhaul of the administration of his Welsh estates leading to a marked increase in landed income. A series of manorial surveys, some with fine estate maps as in the survey of Crickhowell and Tretower, 1587, and detailed lease registers, date from this period. Thomas Hillary was appointed as auditor/surveyor ( succeeded by Matthew Nelson under the 4th and 5th Earls). The increase in income apparently offset the great losses he incurred by appointing his brother-in-law Sir Edward Mansell to the receivership of Gower.
Edward, 4th Earl of Worcester (1589-1628), showed the same determination to maintain the efficient administration of his estates and embarked on lawsuits to secure his rights and control over the more remote parts of his estates such as Gower and Chalton. He also secured an Exchequer decree establishing the boundaries of his royalty on the River Severn which belonged to the honor of Chepstow, and included valuable perquisites such as wrecks. He was a prominent political figure, often in London and at the court, and benefitted especially after the accession of James I by a spectacular increase of income through his tenure of office and other royal favours. The office of Lord Privy Seal which he held from 1616 until his death was particularly lucrative. He purchased the manors of Great and Little Badminton in 1612 from Nicholas Boteler, and settled them on Sir Thomas Somerset (Viscount Cashel) on his marriage in 1617. In 1620 he purchased Pauntley manor from Sir Henry Poole. He obtained a general charter of privileges and liberties throughout all his manors and lordships in 1607. He added a formal water garden of a very advanced kind to Raglan.
The Russell inheritance
Henry, 5th Earl and 1st Marquess of Worcester (1628-1646) unlike his father was a zealous and professing Catholic. He was not politically prominent and enjoyed no perquisites from Crown office although he seems to have been well-regarded by the king. Contemporary opinion regarded him as an exceptionally wealthy man, and certainly his household at Raglan numbering about 200 was very large by 17th century standards. From 1639 he made loans of considerable sums of money to Charles I, and the 2nd Marquess claimed that he and his father had spent £918,000 in loans to the king, raising troops and maintaining a garrison at Raglan. The royalist soldier and diarist Richard Symonds stated that the 1st Marquess's estate was 'esteemed 24 thousand pounds per annum'
The source of his wealth was partly the very large personal estate, said to have been worth £200,000, left him by the 4th Earl. He also showed the same abilities in the administration of his estates which were put into good order by his confidential servant and agent Hugh Owen, resulting in a great increase in the rental of the Welsh estates. He also made investments in land and landed securities on a large scale including purchasing the manor of Monmouth, the manor of Poston and the demesne lands of Skenfrith and Grosmont, the loans made on securities included Kinnersley and Letton, and Shobdon in Herefordshire and Sir John Stepney's Carmarthenshire estate.
His marriage in 1600 to Anne Russell took place in the presence of the Queen. The bride was said to have brought a portion of £2000 and jewels and plate worth £1,000. On the death of her sister Elizabeth three weeks later she became sole heir to a considerable estate which included Russell (later Worcester) House in London, the manor of Acton (Middlesex) and the manors of Chulmleigh and Denbury (Devon). Kendal Park (Westmorland) seems to have been acquired in 1613, and in 1614 Lady Anne Herbert purchased the manor of Chaldon Herring (Dorset) from the Earl of Bedford. In 1617 a settlement of the Russell estates provided for their inheritance of the manors of Little Bytham and Castle Bytham (Lincolnshire) and Oundle (Northamptonshire). The manor of Acton and the Pauntley Court estate were settled on his second son Sir John Somerset on his marriage in 1632, and eventually went out of the family.
Civil War and Sequestration
The lack of judgment shown by the 2nd Marquess (1646-1667) in many aspects of his life and general lack of interest in estate management could have been disastrous but for the foresight of his father and prudence and practical abilities of his heir.
Edward, 2nd Marquess of Worcester, was devoted to his scientific experiments. He had laboratories and workshops in Raglan Castle and at Vaux Hall in South Lambeth. His experiments at Vaux Hall are said to have cost £600,000, and the only tangible results were the publication of his Century of Inventions written in 1655, and the 1663 Act which secured him most of the profits from his water-commanding engine, which proved unremunerative. He had incurred very considerable debts by 1636, and his father took steps to secure the future of the family estates from future mis-management. A settlement had been made on him of the main estates for life only in 1635; in 1637 the integrity of these estates was further guaranteed by a covenant in the penal sum of £20,000 not to alienate them from his son Henry. His devotion to the king's cause in the Civil War forced him to take refuge in France in 1648 and in the following year his estates were sequestered by Parliament. Lack of means probably forced him to return to England where he was committed to the Tower from 1652-4. He was in such financial distress that on his release he was granted a small pension by the Council, and promptly resumed his costly experiments. His estates were restored to him after the Restoration, but they were heavily burdened with debt and it took all his heir's skill to preserve them intact and to rid them of incumbrances. He waited in vain for recognition of his services during the Civil War from Charles II.
The 1st Duke of Beaufort and Badminton
Raglan was taken and destroyed in 1646, and the 1st Marquess died in captivity soon afterwards. His nuncupative will declared that he left 'all that I have in the world' to his grandson Henry, and in the family disputes over the will which followed, Dr Thomas Bayly, (chaplain at Raglan and author of Worcester's Apophthegms) testified that the Marquess regarded his grandson as 'the only hope of the family' and said that if his son Edward [2nd Marquess] 'had a chamber full of gold he would throw it all away'.
Henry, Lord Herbert amply justified the hopes of his grandfather. He had been sent abroad in 1644 and had been too young to take part in the Civil War. On his return to England in 1650 he successfully defended himself against a charge of delinquency and proved that his father had a life interest only in the greater part of the estates. In return for confirming to Cromwell the Somerset lands settled on him by Parliament, and in satisfaction for other property which had been sold, the lands in which the 2nd Marquess had only a life interest were conveyed to Lord Herbert in 1652. He cancelled £16,000 owed to him as executor of the 1st Marquess by his father, on condition that these estates were conveyed to him in fee, and set about purchasing back other parts of the estates from the Committee for removal of obstructions. After the Restoration he bought up bonds for large amounts of debt contracted by his father, in return for a settlement on him of a greater part of the estates. The 1st Duchess later estimated that £28,000 had been spent in purchasing the estate from the Commonwealth and in paying off mortgages when they were first married. He succeeeded in consolidating the greater part of the family estates in his own hands and in freeing the estates from the great burden of debt for which his father had been mainly responsible. In 1657 he married the widowed Lady Beauchamp and her large fortune undoubtedly helped, but the family owes much to his shrewdness and good judgment which did so much to reestablish their estates.
The Badminton estate had descended to Viscount Somerset's only child Elizabeth. She bequeathed Badminton, and the manor of Sutton in Lincolnshire (which had been granted to Viscount Somerset in 1635) to Lord Herbert. The estates had been seqestrated but the Act of 1656 provided for the discharge of sequestration provided the heir was a Protestant. On her death in 1655 Lord Herbert claimed the Badminton estate and secured a certificate from Gloucestershire Quarter Sessions in 1658 stating that he was a Protestant, so the sequestration was lifted. The change of religion probably contributed to the many 'differences' which arose between Lord Herbert and his father. In 1663 the Herberts entertained the king and queen and a great party at Badminton, and building started the following year. It continued until 1691, and according to the Duchess cost £40,000 including the plantations. Licence to enlarge the Park was obtained from Cromwell in in 1658 and from Charles II in 1664. Exchanges and conveyances for that purpose started in 1658 and continued to the end of the century. The 1708 map shows the extent of the Park, and the new avenues and plantations, the 'canal', and the house and gardens. In 1701 the Duchess brought Knyff to Badminton to 'show what a noble place my dear Lord has left this'.
Thomas, Viscount Somerset had purchased Swangrove, but it was the 1st Duke who began systematically to build up the Badminton estate (beginning with the purchase of the manor of Littleton Drew in 1656) spending £12,000.
The Troy estate had been settled on Sir Charles Somerset, 3rd son of Edward, 4th Earl of Worcester, on his marriage in 1609. The 1st Duke bought back the estate in 1663 at a cost, according to the 1st Duchess of £16,700, and spent a further £3,000 on rebuilding the house between 1681-4 so that his heir, Charles, Marquess of Worcester might 'have a house...suitable to his quality.' The Troy estate was settled on Charles, Marquess of Worcester on his marriage in 1682 to Rebecca, daughter of the wealthy London merchant Sir Josiah Child. Her portion was reputed to have been £50,000. The Duke may also have invested in trading ventures since his receiver-general's accounts refer to building the ship 'Beaufort' in 1682, and to his shares in the East India Company. Rebecca Child also brought into the family her interest in the proprietorship of the Carolinas and Bahamas.
By 1678 the Duke was finding Worcester House inconvenient and was looking for a new London house. By 1682 Worcester House had evidently been pulled down and Beaufort Buildings were built on the site, 1682-1683, for leasing.
The new residence was the Chelsea mansion purchased in 1681 from the Countess of Bristol for £5,000. Alterations to the house and gardens, 1682-4 cost a further £5,000, causing Evelyn to remark 'He might have built a better house with the materials and cost he has been at'. The king dined at Chelsea in 1683 and visited Badminton in 1686.
A further £34,000 was spent on daughters' portions, and jewels, furniture and plate were purchased 'worth at the least £12,000, but cost much more'. Much of the credit for the remarkable revival of the family fortunes must go to the 1st Duchess who managed the household and estate during her husband's frequent absences with great care and thoroughness. She left a detailed account of her stewardship and of 'what great things my excellent and dear Lord has done for the good of this noble family.' He was reputed to be the richest man in England, and was described by John Evelyn as 'a person of great honour, prudence and estate.'
Minorities and Trustees
The death of the 1st Duke in 1700 marked the end of an era. The change in the political climate in 1688 and in 1714 meant loss of office for the family and exclusion from national affairs for nearly a century. The line itself was in danger of becoming extinct until the 5th Duke's nine sons once more made it secure. The deaths of Charles, Marquess of Worcester, and of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Dukes at a comparatively early age resulted in minorities during which the estate was managed by trustees. The wills of the 1st, 2nd and 4th Dukes also gave rise to family disputes, prolonged litigation and the necessity of obtaining Acts of Parliament for the settlement of the estates. The wealth accumulated by the 1st Duke seems to have been quickly dissipated, and the estates were once again burdened with debt
The 2nd Duke (1700-1714) was never sent to school or university because the 1st Duchess was anxious to have him 'always in my sight' because the future of the family depended upon his health and life. As his guardian she managed his affairs until his marriage in 1702. The Duchess's guardianship, the Act of 1702 to settle his estates, and the Duchess's claim to the 1st Duke's personal estate were all contested by his mother, Rebecca (later Lady Granville), and led to bitter family quarrels and lawsuits.
The 2nd Duke continued planting and building at Badminton. Swangrove was built between 1703 and 1707 as a dining-place for hunting and pleasure parties, and in 1711 he was declaring to friends that beautifying Badminton was more rewarding than 'to lay it out in political notions and humouring an ungrateful Court.' Disenchanted with the political scene, he decided to reside at Badminton which he intended to make 'very fine'. He bought furniture and pictures costing £20,000, and had some specially made for Badminton. Unfortunately he died a few days before they reached Badminton and after his death they were claimed by his widow who the following year married the Earl of Dundonald.
From 1711-12 he instituted a thorough inquiry into the accounts of all his agents and bailiffs, and between 1711 and 1713 changed 'my whole Ministry.' He made a 'steady application to put my estate into a method'; reorganisation of the muniment room belongs to this period. Shortly before his death he was thinking of becoming 'my own steward and bailiff.' Had he lived, these changes might have secured honest and efficient estate administration; in the event he died leaving his affairs in great confusion (according to the trustees), and debts totalling £70,000. A series of fine estate plans and surveys by Joseph Gillmore was commissioned by the 2nd Duke.
The 3rd Duke (1714-1745) was only 7 years old when his father died, so his affairs and those of his brother, Lord Noel Somerset, were managed by trustees until they came of age. The trustees seem to have done their best to administer the estates efficiently. The accounts were well kept since they had to be produced in Chancery; Didmarton and Oldbury were purchased and the Chelsea house sold, and the estate was handed on intact in spite of the amount of debt paid off, although some of it was mortgaged. The receiver-general, John Burgh, and the London agent and lawyer, Michael Aiskew, seem to have been competent and trustworthy, but this kind of administration is not the same as having a person of the 1st Duke's calibre in charge of policy and providing personal supervision. The trustees were also involved in expensive litigation and family disputes throughout this period.
The 3rd Duke was a collector of works of art, and he began the reconstruction of Badminton in 1729. He was passionately fond of hunting, and acquired Netheravon in 1734 as a hunting seat. The Chelsea house was replaced by a leasehold property, Beaufort House in Grosvenor Street, in 1737. He seems to have had little interest in the management of the estates. His health had never been good, and under the strain of an unhappy marriage which ended in a divorce in 1744 it rapidly deteriorated; he died the following year 'worn out by a complication of disorders.' Mrs Delany commented that he was 'unhealthy in his constitution and unhappy in his circumstances' and in her opinion 'his brother is qualified to make a better figure.' Heavy debts on the estate dated from the 3rd Duke's time.
A contemporary described the 4th Duke (1745-1756) as 'a man of sense, spirit and activity.' He continued his brother's work at Badminton, bringing 'the famous Mr Kent' there in 1745, and Thomas Wright and Capability Brown soon afterwards. He also carried on the policy of adding to the Badminton estate, acquiring important properties in Sopworth, Sherston and Luckington. His marriage to Elizabeth Berkeley of Stoke Gifford in 1740 eventually brought the Stoke and Stapleton estate into the family.
On his death in 1756, however, the trustees found 'an immense load of debt' on the estate, dating back to the 3rd Duke's time. This was partly owing to the dishonesty of the receiver-general, Bertie Burgh, who had submitted no accounts since 1748 and owed the estate £8,000
The principal trustee during the 5th Duke's minority (1756-1765) was the Duchess's brother, Norborne Berkeley, Lord Botetourt; the Duchess was the Duke's guardian. A determined effort was made by the Duchess and the trustees to reduce the debt to manageable proportions without selling any important property. Acts of Parliament were obtained to allow the sale of the outlying parts of the estate - Dorset, Devon, Hampshire and Netheravon, and of Beaufort House and Beaufort Buildings in London. Beaufort Buildings was the only property which future generations might have wished to retain. Lord Clive's estate in Monmouthshire was bought with part of the proceeds. Plate made by the 3rd Duke by Thomas Germain in 1730 was also sold, as well as horses and stag hounds. The manor of Poston which had been settled by the 1st Duke on Lord Arthur Somerset was also disposed of by the trustees. The foundations of the 19th century system of accounting were laid at this time.
The estate of the 5th Duke (1765-1803) was not finally settled until 1777 when the trustees under the 4th Duke's will and of the Acts of Parliament submitted their final accounts. The Muniment room was completely reorganised at that date, forming the basis of the present system, and a production book recording withdrawal and replacement of documents was introduced about the same time. The same order and method are apparent in the keeping of the estate and household accounts which were strictly audited. The management of the Stoke and Stapleton estate was carried on under the close supervision of the Dowager Duchess, helped by the 5th Duke and the Badminton agent. On her death in 1799 the management of that estate was integrated with the Badminton estate. She had conveyed her interest in the Berkeley estates in Norfolk and Suffolk to the 5th Duke in return for an annuity in 1789, and the estates were sold 1791-1797. The Berkeley estate at Hilmarton also came to the Duke on her death, and this was sold in 1802. The Badminton estate was consolidated by the purchase in 1789 of the manors of Tormarton, Acton Turville and West Littleton. Combsend Farm in Old Sodbury which had been purchased by the 1st Duke was sold in 1795.
The 5th Duke found in Thomas Conway, his auditor and London financial agent 'a faithful and honest servant.' He was fortunate in persuading Edmund Estcourt not only to act as auditor and receiver-general, but to take on the management of the Welsh estates (to the detriment of his health and legal practice).
Some alterations and building work were carried out at Badminton House and the Grosvenor Square house which the Duke had acquired, but the only major undertaking was the rebuilding of Badminton church, 1783-5. The Duke rejected plans by Thomas Wright as too costly, and it was built to Charles Evan's designs.
The 6th Duke (1803-1835) commissioned a survey and valuation of the Badminton estate and of the Stoke and Stapleton estate by R.H. Wyatt in 1812. The surveys included a valuation, description of the present condition of the farms, and suggestions for improvements, especially drainage. A survey of the Tidenham and Woolaston estate and of the Monmouthshire estate with which it was administered was made the following year. The Tidenham and Woolaston survey was related to the process of inclosure there, 1810-15. A general revision of the rental was based on these surveys, and fluctuations in agricultural prices led to a further valuation and revision in 1830. Some drainage work was undertaken on the Badminton estate in the 1830s, but major improvements were not made until 1851-1877. These included not only drainage but new farm buildings and cottages. Adam Murray made a report in 1828 on the timber and plantations at Badminton, with suggestions for their general management, and this was followed in 1842 by his reports on the Badminton and Stoke and Stapleton estates. These detailed surveys and valuations included reports on the existing condition of the farms which in the case of the Stoke and Stapleton estate were for the most part 'shamefully neglected', observations on necessary improvements, and proposals for remodelling the farms, introducing better methods of cultivation and the use of 'new chemical discoveries' to improve wheat production.
In spite of these measures to improve the management of the estate and to obtain a higher landed income, the auditor was warning the 8th Duke (1853 - 1899) in 1856 about the necessity of avoiding a 'repetition of those difficulties that arose formerly from continuing a scale of expenditure on income totally inadequate to meet it.' He could not foresee much of an increase in income from the estate and urged the Duke to reduce his establishment expenses. The receipts from the rental were £55,000 but expenditure amounted to £68,000, of which nearly £30,000 went to pay interest on mortgages and bonds, and a further £6,000 on annuities. The 5th Duke had a large family to provide for, and the 6th, 7th and 8th Dukes also had extensive family commitments. The 7th Duke as Marquess of Worcester had also incurred considerable debts, including £20,000 as security for Beau Brummell. Both the 7th and 8th Dukes entertained on a grand scale and were great sportsmen.
In the last years of the century the agricultural depression was threatening the big estates and the grand style of living of the 8th Duke could not continue. Sales of Stapleton property had been made 1859-1865, and the sale of Tidenham and Woolaston followed in 1872. After the Marquess of Worcester's marriage in 1895, Badminton House was made over to him, and the Duke and Duchess retired to Stoke. A settlement of the estates on the Marquess of Worcester was made to avoid heavy succession duties, and a consolidation mortgage was arranged in 1898. These measures were not enough, and between 1899 and 1902 almost all the Monmouthshire estate was sold. Of all the places in Monmouthshire associated for centuries with the family, only Raglan Castle was retained. In 1938 it was placed under the guardianship of the Commissioners of H.M. Works by the 10th Duke of Beaufort, and is now maintained by Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Everything of family interest, including the panelling and mantelpiece (which originally came from Raglan) now in the Oak Room at Badminton, were brought to Badminton when Troy House was sold. After the death of the 8th Duchess in 1907, Stoke Park was first let and then in 1915 sold to the Revd. Harold Burden as the nucleus of his colony system for the mentally handicapped. It passed to the National Health Service and its future is now in doubt. The rest of the Stoke estate was sold at the same time as Stoke Park. Part of the Breconshire estate was also sold in 1915, and outlying portions of the Badminton Estate were sold in 1920-1922. In the 8th Duke's time the Gloucestershire estate comprised 16,600a. and Wiltshire, 2,000a. By 1948 the Badminton Estate (Glos. and Wilts) consisted of 12,000a. Portions of the Glamorganshire estate were also sold from 1918 - 1925. Of the 'ancient possessions' His Grace still retains the titles to the lordships of Gower, Crickhowell and Tretower.
THE BERKELEY ESTATES
Stoke and Stapleton
The Manor of Stoke Gifford was held by the Giffard family from the Conquest until 1337 when Maurice de Berkeley (2nd son of Maurice, Lord Berkeley of Berkeley Castle) gained possession. His descendant Sir William Berkeley was attainted after the battle of Bosworth, and his estates were seized, but Stoke Gifford was afterwards restored to him by Henry VII. Sir Richard Berkeley (1546-1604) purchased the manor of Rendcomb and the manor of Stapleton (a sub-division of the manor of Barton Regis) in 1564. The manor of Stapleton adjoined Kingswood, and by the 17th century, the Berkeley family in common with lords of other adjoining manors claimed a 'liberty' in Kingswood where they developed coal mines. The Crown contested the legality of such claims, and this led to frequent conflicts and litigation.
Sir Richard Berkeley built the first house at Stoke on a great artificial platform, and it remained substantially unchanged until 1750 when Norborne Berkeley (Lord Botetourt) rebuilt the house to Thomas Wright's designs. The rebuilding continued until 1763, and the house today is essentially as it was then. At the same time Wright designed a landscape park; Stoke Park is the only one of Wright's gardens to have survived. Thomas Wright was probably introduced to Norborne Berkeley by his brother-in-law the 4th Duke who was employing him at Badminton, but he soon became a close family friend, having his own apartments at Stoke Park. He was granted a handsome annuity by Norborne Berkeley, and after his patron's death in 1770, continued to visit Stoke and to advise the Dowager Duchess about alterations to the gardens there.
After the death of the 4th Duchess in 1799, the Stoke estate was inherited by the 5th Duke of Beaufort. It was used from time to time as a dower house until the death of the 8th Duchess in 1907, after which it was leased and finally sold in 1915 to the Revd H.N. Burden as the nucleus of his colony system for the mentally handicapped. The property passed to the National Health Service and its future is now in doubt.
The Berkeley family also developed the Lodge Colliery situated in their Kingswood liberty, and leased coal works from the Chester family in the 18th century. From 1775 the coal works were leased to the 5th Duke by his mother, and were inherited by him on her death. In the 19th century the collieries were leased out by the Duke's agent.
Norborne Berkeley entered into a partnership with William Champion and others, investing £5,000 in the Warmley Brass and Copper Company in 1762. This investment proved disastrous because of William Champion's dishonesty. It is said that the financial embarassment resulting from this venture caused Lord Botetourt to accept the Governorship of Virginia in 1768. He died in 1770, and it was many years before 5th Duke as his executor was able to settle this account
Norfolk and Suffolk
The Norfolk and Suffolk estates were part of the Norborne family inheritance which came to the Berkeley family through the marriage of John Symes Berkeley with Elizabeth, Lady Hereford, who was the daughter and co-heir of Walter Norborne of Calne. She inherited the whole estate after the death in 1728 of her sister Susan who had married Sir Ralph Hare. Brancaster and Burgate Farm were purchased by the executors of Mary Norborne's will (proved 1687), and settled on her grand-daughter Susan for life, and then on her children. They came to Lady Hereford after her sister's death without children. Brandeston Hall was acquired by Walter Norborne (their father) through his marriage in 1676 to Frances Bacon. The 4th Duchess conveyed her interest in the estate to the 5th Duke in 1789 in return for an annuity, and the estates were sold 1791-1797.
Hilmarton
The Hilmarton estate which included the manor of Hilmarton and Goatacre and several farms was acquired by the Norborne family c. 1620. It descended to Walter Norborne of Calne who was killed in a duel in 1684, and was inherited by his two daughters Elizabeth (Lady Hereford) and Susan (Lady Hare). Lady Hereford came into the possession of the whole estate on the death of her sister without heirs in 1728. The estate was inherited by the 5th Duke on his mother's death in 1799, and was sold in 1802. The manor of Witcomb had been sold by Lady Hereford and John Berkeley in 1718 to pay off a mortgage on the Stoke estate.
Rendcomb
The manor of Rendcomb was purchased by Sir Richard Berkeley in 1564. It passed to his grandson Richard Berkeley whose son, Sir Maurice, sold his reversionary interest in the Rendcomb estate to Sir William Guise of Elmore in 1635
These estates came to the Beaufort family through the marriage of Lord Noel Somerset (who became 4th Duke of Beaufort) with Elizabeth Berkeley in 1740. She was the sister and sole heir of Norborne Berkeley, Lord Botetourt who died unmarried in 1770. On her death in 1799 the 5th Duke inherited the Berkeley estates. The Norfolk and Suffolk estates had already been sold, and the Hilmarton estate was sold in 1802. The administration of the Stoke and Stapleton estate was integrated with the Badminton estate. Stoke Park was used from time to time as a dower house until the death of the 8th Duchess in 1907. Some sales of Stapleton property took place between 1859 and 1865, but the entire estate was sold during the First World War.

Contents:
Manorial
Great and Little Badminton
Hawkesbury and Hillesley
Chipping Sodbury and Old Sodbury
Sopworth
Tidenham and Woolaston
Hundred of Grumbald's Ash
Gloucestershire and Wiltshire manors
Former Russell estates
Berkeley family estates including Out-County Manors
Title Deeds
Charter of liberties
General
Badminton Estate Gloucestershire: Great and Little Badminton
Gloucestershire: Acton Turville
Gloucestershire: Didmarton and Oldbury
Gloucestershire: Hawkesbury
Gloucestershire: Horton
Gloucestershire: Prior's Norton
Gloucestershire: Redwick and Northwick
Gloucestershire: Little and Old Sodbury
Gloucestershire: Tormarton
Wiltshire: West Kington
Wiltshire: Littleton Drew
Wiltshire: Luckington
Wiltshire: Sherston
Wiltshire: Sopworth
Hundred of Grumbald's Ash
Tidenham and Woolaston estate
Berkshire
Bristol
Dorset
Hampshire
Herefordshire
London
Wiltshire: Netheravon
Sir John Somerset's estate: Acton and Pauntley
Berkeley Estates Stoke and Stapleton
Gloucestershire: Charfield
Gloucestershire: Rendcomb
Gloucestershire: Rockhampton and Oldbury
Gloucestershire: Stanley Pontlarge
Essex: Woodford
Warwickshire: Stockingford
Worcestershire: Kings Norton
Wiltshire: Milston and Brigmerston
Susanna Cope's estate, Wiltshire
Lady Hereford's estate: Wiltshire
Lady Hereford's estate: Somerset
Lady Hereford's estate: Norfolk and Suffolk
Coventry estates
Settlements at Badminton
Henry, 1st Marquess of Worcester
Thomas, Viscount Somerset
Sir Charles Somerset
Edward, 2nd Marquess of Worcester
Seymour family
Henry, 1st Duke of Beaufort
Henry, 2nd Duke of Beaufort
Henry, 3rd Duke of Beaufort
Charles Noel, 4th Duke of Beaufort
Henry, 5th Duke of Beaufort
Henry Charles, 6th Duke of Beaufort
Henry, 7th Duke of Beaufort
Henry, 8th Duke of Beaufort
Henry, 9th Duke of Beaufort
Berkeley family
Wills and related trusts
Somerset family wills at Badminton
Berkeley family wills at Badminton
Norborne family wills at Badminton
Coventry family wills at Badminton
Trustees of the 2nd Duke's estate
Trustees of the 4th Duke's estate
Estate management
General (whole estate):
Surveys and valuations
Accounts and financial papers
Estate correspondence and papers
Legal
Parliamentary
Tenancy
Investments
Badminton estate:
Surveys and valuations
Taxation
Accounts and financial papers
Agent's correspondence and papers
Legal
Parliamentary
Purchase and sale
Tenancy
Other agreements
Inclosure
Tithe commutation
Drainage and improvements
Turnpike trusts
Game; sport
Establishment
Charities
Maps and plans
Tidenham and Woolaston:
Surveys and valuations
Taxation
Accounts and financial papers
Estate correspondence and papers
Legal
Purchase and sale
Tenancy
Inclosure
Severn royalty
Severn and Wye fisheries
Wye navigation
Maps and plans
Berkshire
Devon
Dorset
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Lincolnshire
London and Middlesex
Oxfordshire
Netheravon (Wilts)
Worcestershire
Ireland
Carolinas and Bahamas
Stoke and Stapleton
Surveys and valuations
Taxation
Accounts and financial papers
Estate correspondence and papers
Legal
Parliamentary
Purchase and sale
Tenancy
Inclosure
Tithe commutation
Kingswood collieries
Warmley Brass and Copper Company
Charities
Maps and plans
Berkeley estates: Wiltshire
Berkeley estates: Norfolk and Suffolk
Berkeley estates: general
Coventry estates
Household at Badminton
Badminton
Charlton
London
Netheravon
Stoke
Troy
Uley
Coventry family
Ormonde
Miscellaneous (unidentified)
Parish; ecclesiastical
Acton Turville
Great and Little Badminton
Didmarton and Oldbury
Stoke Gifford
Stapleton
Snitterfield (Warwickshire)
Glastonbury Abbey (Somerset)
Badminton muniments at Badminton
Catalogues
Production books
Accession books
Lists and schedules
Miscellaneous
Mediaeval manuscripts
Fragments removed from estate books etc.
Miscellaneous
Documents not relating to family or estate
Printed At Badminton
Printed works



ESTATE MANAGEMENT  [no ref. or date]

GENERAL  [no ref. or date]

SURVEYS AND VALUATIONS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA1/1  c1549-1565

1 vol.

Contents:
Surrey and valuation of the estate of William, 3rd Earl of Worcester
At front: estate memoranda, including Usk and Severn fisheries, and index to his estates in 'South Wales' under the headings 'ancient possessions' (including Tidenham) and 'possessions late belonging to Tintern Abbey', including Woolaston (Glamorganshire, Breconshire, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire)
Abstract of receivers' and bailiffs' accounts for the various manors, 1550-1557 (except manors forming the dower of Elizabeth, mother of William, the 3rd Earl) under the two main headings above
Also including Hants bailiff's accounts, 1558-1562; Crookham (Berks) bailiff and rent-collector's accounts, 1558-1565
Also includes schedules and valuations of estates which descended to Henry [2nd Earl] 'now Earl of Worcester' from Elizabeth [Baroness Herbert] his mother (Herefordshire, Glamorganshire, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, Breconshire, and messuages in St. James in Garlickhythe, London) distinguishing lands held by feoffees to uses under recoveries, and those in possession; lands given by Henry VII to Charles, 1st Earl of Worcester and wife Elizabeth and their heirs male (Northumberland, Bedfordshire, Kent)
'A brief declaration of this book': annual value of lands held by feoffees to uses, entailed lands, and lands in possession, and annual amount for which 'livery must be sued'
Memoranda relating to the pedigree of William, Earl of Worcester
At end: medical recipes for colic and stone
[103.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/QA1/2  1813

5 vols, 1


Related information: [c1700-1714 See ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QA3/1)]

Contents:
'Particulars of estates situate in the counties of Monmouth and Gloucester, the property of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort' [probably by R.H. Wyatt]
Includes map references, description of property, state of cultivation, quantity, annual value, observations
Vols I-IV and part of V, Monmouthshire
Vol.V (part) Tidenham and Woolaston, and loose note that 'there must be another volume to contain the encroachments in Tidenham and Woolaston...which are proposed to be leased for lives'
Includes 'proposed method of arranging and apportioning His Grace's allotments and some few old inclosures' (Tidenham and Woolaston)
At end of Vol.V: totals for Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire and alphabetical index to tenants
[104.1.11]

ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/1/1  1558-1568

1 roll

Contents:
Quietus rolls, Monmouthshire, 1558-1566; Hants, 1568
[L Lt drawer 1/4]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/1/2  1628-1634

1 roll


Related information: [1627-1636 Monmouthshire: see National Library of Wales 14312]

Contents:
Quietus roll, Gloucestershire
[Eb 3/6]

Bailiffs' and Stewards' rentals and accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TRUSTEES OF 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE; TRUSTEES OF THE 4th DUKE'S ESTATE]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/2/1  1667-1687

4 vols

Contents:
Bailiff's and accounts for Brecon and Monmouthshire, including Tidenham and Woolaston, 1667-70, 1676-1678, 1686-1687
[Bd 1/1, 4/2 (National Library of Wales 8910-12,11,756)]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/2/2  1687-1688

1 vol.

Contents:
Bailiffs' accounts for Breconshire, Monmouthshire including Tidenham and Woolaston, Glamorgan, Hants, Dorset and Devon
[Bd 4/2 (11757)]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/2/3  1689-1690

1 vol.

Contents:
Bailiffs' accounts for Tidenham and Woolaston and Monmouthshire manors
[Bd 1/1 (8913)]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/2/4  1690-1691

1 vol.

Contents:
Bailiffs' accounts for Tidenham and Woolaston, Monmouthshire manors and Gower
[Bd 1/1 (8914)]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/2/5  1698

1

Contents:
Bailiffs' accounts for Devon, Dorset and Hants
[304.102.6]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/2/6  1698-1699

1 vol.

Contents:
Rentals of Tidenham and Woolaston, Monmouthshire and Brecon
[National Library of Wales 10489]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/2/7  1699-1700

1 vol.

Contents:
'The audit book of her Grace's manors etc. for the year 1699 and 1700'
Bailiffs' accounts of arrears and rentals (arrears), Tidenham and Woolaston and Monmouthshire manors
[Bd 1/1 (8915)]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/2/8  1702-1703

2 vols

Contents:
Rentals of Tidenham and Woolaston and Monmouthshire manors
[Bd 1/1 (8889-90)]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/2/9  1706-1709

2 vols

Contents:
Bailiff's accounts and rentals (arrears) of Tidenham and Woolaston and Monmouthshire manors
[Bd 1/1 (8916-7)]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/2/10  1712

1 vol.

Contents:
Rental of Tidenham and Woolaston and Monmouthshire manors
[National Library of Wales 8891]

Receiver-General's accounts  [no ref. or date]

Godfrey Harcourt  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/1  1678-1684

1 vol.

Copies information: (Microfilm 1352)


Contents:
'An abstract of the several bailiffs' accounts by Mr Harcourt, steward and auditor'
Monmouthshire (including Tidenham and Woolaston), Brecon, Glamorganshire, Hants, Devon, Dorset, Lincolnshire
[Bd 1/1 (11693)]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/2  1678-1686

1 vol.

Copies information: On Microfilm 1352


Contents:
Cash account (detailed disbursements)
Legal expenditure includes Wentwood cause, 1679-1681; Arnold's case, 1682-4; Lord Bruce's affair, 1684-5
Household and personal items include carriage of hangings from Troy, 1680; 4 bottles of lacquer for Mr Pink ['herald painter'], 1681; 'to Mr Kneller for your Lordship's picture, 10 guineas, 1681; going to the Custom House for the Duchess's pictures, 1684/5; pictures and map, 1685; Mr Morgan, coachmaker, 1685; 50 yards of crimson damask at 8s 6d a yard on Duchess's orders, 1685
Estate items include audits; legal business; removal of wainscot from Worcester House, 1681/2; building Beaufort Buildings, 1682-3; building at Beaufort House (Chelsea) by George Hall, 1682-3
Miscellaneous items include musters, 1680; putting Lord Herbert into the Commission of the Peace for Glos, Herefs, Monmouth and Wales, 1681; Duke's shares in the East India Co., 1682, 1685 (and passim); Lord Herbert Custos. Rot. of Radnor, 1681; Lord Herbert's wedding, 1682; building the ship 'Beaufort', £905, 1682, and refs. to ship's account, 1685; patent for dukedom, 1682; King dined at Chelsea, 1683; 'expenses to Tewkesbury at the surrender' [of the charter] Sept., 1684; Gloucestershire feast, 1684; death of king, 1684/5; commission as Lord President of Wales, 1684/5; Glos. election, 1685 (Marquess of Worcester), including £180 to Benjamin Hyett for Worcester's expenses; Duke's patent as Lord Lieutenant of Wales, 1685; Swansea charter, 1685; Gentleman of the Bedchamber
[Bb 1/3b]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/3  1685-1687

1 vol.

Contents:
Cash account (detailed disbursements), mainly estate and legal expanditure
Includes 'my expense at Monmouth to meet several and to give notice of the King's coming next day to Badminton' (August 21 and 22, 1686); building work at Beaufort House, 1686
[100.7.11]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/4  1687-1689

1 vol.

Copies information: On Microfilm 1352


Contents:
Cash account (detailed disbursements)
Estate expenditure includes George Hall for work done at Beaufort House, and more for work not measured at the building of Beaufort House, 1688; Legal includes Arnold, 1688
Household and personal items include Duchess's 'patterns of work'; nurse and midwife for the Marquess of Worcester, 1687; pair of pendant pearls, 1688; 'mountain birds' for Badminton, 1688; Custom House for the Duchess's worsteds, 1688/9; Mrs Murcott for her poem, 1689
[Bb 1/3b]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/5  1689-1692

1 vol.

Copies information: On Microfilm 1352


Contents:
Cash account (detailed disbursements)
Estate expenditure includes Thomas Wintle for work done at Badminton, 1690; Willis, carpenter, for work at Chelsea, 1690; Weeden, smith, for work at Chelsea, 1690; Lady Anne's wedding, 1691; setting up furnaces at Tintern, 1691
Legal expenditure includes Arnold's Bill; Wentwood Forest 'rioters'
Household and personal items include 100 tuberose roots, 1690, and 50, 1691; coral and crabs' eyes, 1690; clothes for Lord Arthur, 1690; sent for by Lady Worcester - Lady Betty dying; Mr Parker for French glass, 1690; 60 muskets, 1690; clothes for Lord Herbert, 1690; Awbrey, seedsman, 1690-1
Miscellaneous: election of mayor of Monmouth, 1690-1
[Bb 1/3b]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/6  1699-1700

1 vol.

Copies information: On Microfilm 1352


Contents:
Cash account (detailed disbursements), Sept. 1699 - Feb 1699/1700
[100.7.7]

Thomas Cross  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/7  1702-1704

1 vol.

Contents:
Summary receipts from bailiffs and others, and payments to Dowager Duchess and the Duke, countersigned by the Duke
[National Library of Wales 10587]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/8  1702-1712

7 vols

Contents:
Cash books
Includes rentals 1705-7 (Tidenham, Woolaston, Mon.)
[100.7.2-6]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/9  1711-1712

1 vol.

Contents:
Minutes of the proceedings of the Duke's Commissioners at Chepstow (Robert Gore, Clayton Milborne and Godfrey Harcourt) set up to 'examine the accounts of all my agents or others accountable to me in Monmouthshire or elsewhere'; Michael Aiskew, clerk
Audit of accounts of Thomas Cross, Robert Loftus [Inspector-General of woods] and John Marshall [Monmouthshire steward]
[For reorganisation of the management of the Duke's estates by the 2nd Duke see copy out-letters of 2nd Duke, especially letter to Baron Price, 9 Dec. 1713 (FmH 4/1)]
[Cb 2/1]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/10  c.1711

3


Related information: [1712-1715 Basil Broadwood see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/PA2]

Contents:
'An account of what papers were carried to Chepstow audit'
Aiskew's papers as Clerk to the Commissioners
[200.1.36]

John Burgh  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TRUSTEES OF THE 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/11  1724-1739

1 vol.

Contents:
Rentals of whole estate ('Settled' and 'Trust' estates to 1730) (Badminton omitted from 1730), and related accounts (annual)
Accounts allowed, and vouchers delivered, 1741, by Henry Burgh [on death of John Burgh, 1740]
Expenditure includes shares in Bath Navigation for Duke and Lord Noel, 1727; provisions for Lord Noel on ship board, 1728; Aiskew for carriage of goods from Italy, 1728; carriage of marble, 1728; Lord Noel's election expenses, Monmouthshire, 1730,1733; horse racing passim
[B till 3/1]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/12  c.1715-c.1740

2

Contents:
Account of arrears, Tidenham and Woolaston, Monmouthshire manors, Badminton Hospital
[Bd 1/1 (8888)]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/3/13  c.1742-1749/50

3


Related information: [See also TRUSTEES OF THE 4th DUKE'S ESTATE]

Contents:
Account of Bertie Burgh as executor of James Burgh, and release to Henry Burgh as executor of John Burgh
[100.4.2; 304.101.8; National Library of Wales 14229]

'General Account'  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/4/1  1770-1785

1 vol., 2

OUTSIZE

Contents:
'General account' abstracted from the rentals of the whole estate, annual income and expenditure
Includes collieries from 1774; draft accounts, 1784-5
[303.3.2]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/4/2  1785-1835

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
General account of the whole estate abstracted from the rentals (annual), income and expenditure
[G shelf no. 4]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/4/3  1787-1797

1 roll

OUTSIZE

Contents:
General account of the whole estate abstracted from the rentals (annual), income and expenditure
[G shelf no. 3]

Building accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB3/7]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/5/1  c.1780

1

Contents:
Charles Evan's estimate for repairs and alterations to the house in Grosvenor Square
[100.3.3]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/5/2  1779-1782

20

Contents:
'Trademen's bills' 'for Mr Evans to pay and get receipts', Grosvenor Square and Badminton (mainly Grosvenor Square)
Grosvenor Square: Sam. Vining, bricklayer
Charles Evans, carpenter
P.M. Van Gelder, mason
Lancelot Burton, plumber
Wm Pritchard, plasterer
Badminton: Wm Pritchard, plasterer
P.M. Van Gelder, statuary marble
Charles Evans, carpenter
Total: £1836
[304.101.11]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/5/3  1782-1789

5

Contents:
Charles Evans' and workmen's bills for Grosvenor Square house, Badminton church, alterations to Badminton house and Worcester Lodge, and Troy
Includes:
Badminton church: abstracts of bills, March 1783-Oct. 1785
Charles Evans: architect and carpenter
Thos Harris, foreman of the works
Van Gelder, carver
Wm Pritchard, plasterer
Wigstead, painter
Muckle, iron gates and rails
Total: £6063
Charles Evans' bills for carpenter's work to Badminton house and church, 1782-88; materials sent from London for the new church, including preparing an altarpiece and pulpit; mens time spent on the church and alterations to the house; drawing plans for alterations; glass sent from London for the house; 52 pieces of brass wire work for the evidence room
Pritchard's bills for plasterer's work done in the new church and Badminton house, 1783-1788, and Grosvenor Square house, 1783-7
Carpenter's work done by Charles Evans at Badminton, Worcester Lodge and Troy, 1789
[403.2.6]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/5/4  1783-1790

12

Contents:
Bill for carving done by Van Gelder, 1783; Charles Evans' accounts for work done at Badminton, Troy and Grosvenor Square, 1787-90, and related bills and correspondence
[304.102.2]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/5/5  1809-1818

25

Contents:
Bills for work done at Badminton and Grosvenor Square house by Jeffry Wyatt and workmen under his direction
Badminton: construction of the new library, drawing room, billiard room, staircases, conservatories, cold bath, lady's maids rooms, designs for chandeliers, carpet, various cottages, butler's pantry etc. 'requiring during the four years employment...nearly three hundred and fifty drawings', 1809-13 plasterer's work by Francis Bernasconi, 1810-1813; painter's work by George Hutchinson, 1811-1813
Grosvenor Square house, 1810-11
1817, statement of work by Wyatt at Badminton and London, 1809-1813, with receipt, 1818, for outstanding balance
[Drawer 32/4]

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [1657-1699 see also FAMILY: 1st Duchess as executrix of 1st Duke (509.101.8(5)) ]
[1728-1745 see also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: LONDON AND MIDDLESEX, Aiskew's accounts]
[1766-1786 see also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: LONDON AND MIDDLESEX, Conway's accounts]

[no title]  D2700/QA2/6/1  c.1761

3

Contents:
Endorsed by the 4th Duchess 'Ld Warwick's specimen of a rental' and specimen stocks and shares account
[110.8.18]

ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA3/1  (c 1660s)-1714

1 vol.

Contents:
'1700 etc. sundry memorandums, agreements etc.' (probably compiled by Basil Broadwood, the Receiver-General and Inspector-General of estates, 1712-1714, or by Michael Aiskew for the 2nd Duke's Trustees]
At front: index to contents
At end reversed: memoranda about leases, 1712-13
Includes:
Rentals, surveys and valuations, bailiff's accounts, memoranda and copy correspondence relating to the Badminton estate (pp 1-24, 66-75, 219-221, 251)
Building accounts: estimate for building the new stove; estimate and building account for the parlour and closets next the stillhouse; agreements, 1690, for freestone from Swangrove quarry for paving, steps, moulding, copings, windows, etc. and 'estimate of Sumption's free stone' apparently for works in the house and gardens; plumber's estimates for cisterns and piping for Lord Herbert; list of ponds at Badminton; dimensions of the fountains in the gardens (pp 20, 39-46) reference to equatri gardens (46)
'The French painter's proposals to work for His Grace the Duke of Beaufort' c. 1685/6
1. 'He and his man will work in the summer time from six of the clock in the morning till six at night at the rate of two pounds ten shillings per week for both, His Grace to find cloth and colours'
2. 'When he is where the work is to be done and have measured what Your Grace will have done, he's willing to agree for all by the great or by the day and find cloth and colours as Your Grace thinks fit'
'He saith that one of the pictures on the staircase will take up at least three weeks for him and his man...Mr Smith saith that the cloth and colours of one of those pictures cost at least four pounds'
Dimensions of the 'Great Room at Badminton, Feb. 8, 1685/6', and reference to pictures already bought for it; '...there will be about ten pictures which is £120...what with the wainscot to be mended and frames and some gilding £300 is the least it can cost'
'A design for the Great Room at Badminton': the first picture to be Raglan in all its glory...the last King just entering the castle being received by the old Marquess
The next picture to be 'my Lord's father landing out of Ireland with an army, my father upon the shore with another....'
The third picture Raglan besieged, the little Lady firing the cannon of the castle...the fourth the castle taken...plundering and blowing up; 'my Lord coming over in a French doewe, then Solicitor, the Committees which must be as they were a company of butcherly fellows'
Finding cloth and colours for a picture 12' square will cost £4 10s; if not more than 8 figures in it the French painter and man will undertake to finish it in about 3 weeks at 50s per week... (pp 47-8)
Plan of the great fountain in the wilderness and of the mount; estimate for building a canal around the mount (p. 49)
Agreements made by the Badminton stewards, Henry Slingsby and Jacob Smith, with William Stewart, gardener; Richard Clark, Badminton, locksmith; Edward Window, Combe, Wilts, glazier; Robert Bennett, Badminton, joiner; Daniel Turner, Gt. Sherston, mason; Abraham Turner, Hawkesbury Upton, mason; Joseph White, Hawkesbury, warrener, 1709-10 (pp 50-65); Benjamin Walker, locksmith, 1713/14 (pp 300-2)
'A list of paintings sold by Mr Fletcher and valued by Mr Vosterman, Mr Kerseboom, Mr Wick, approved of by Sir Peter Lylly', £300 1s; [same list] 'bought of the most Honble Lord Marquis of Worcester of Mr Flescher and valued by Mr Walton and Mr Baptist' £311 10s [c. 1674 see FAMILY: 1st Duke's correspondence] (pp 76-79)
Valuation of the London, Devon and Hants estates (totals only) and reference to marriage settlement [? 1711] (pp 80-81)
'A list of little pictures' (valuation) £132; 'a list of bigger pictures (valuation) £96 [?c.1674] (pp 82-3)
Bonds: auditor-general, bailiffs, stewards, woodwards etc., 1691-1713/14
Bonds: entered into by the Duke, 1706-13
(Pp 84-95, 96-103, 262, 296-99)
Miscellaneous estate agreements and assignments, 1707-1712 (pp 104-111)
Proposed grant from the Crown of derelict and marsh land, Lincolnshire, with survey, 1706, to unnamed 'projectors' (pp 112-125)
Inventory of goods and furniture belonging to the Duke at Chelsea (detailed) (pp 127-131)
Inventory of goods and furniture brought from Chelsea to St James's Square (detailed) c 1713 (pp 132-137)
Inventory of goods and furniture in the house in St. James's Square, 25 March 1713 (detailed) [see WILLS AND RELATED TRUSTS: Lady Granville] (pp 138-145)
Inventory of goods and furniture belonging to the Duke of Beaufort sent to Lyndhurst and at Lyndhurst, 1713 (detailed), and dimensions of rooms (pp 146-156; 302-307)
Inventory of goods in Capt. Slingsby's house n.d. (p.157)
Sale and assignment by the 1st Duchess as executrix of the 1st Duke, of household goods at Badminton to which she is entitled, to the 2nd Duke for £1,449, 1711 (pp158-9)
Inventory of household goods, pictures etc. of the late Duke left at Badminton, Sept. 1709, when the Dowager Duchess moved to Chelsea (detailed, by rooms, including orangeries, banqueting houses, Swangrove, Badminton Hospital) (pp 160-179)
Account of household goods etc. taken from Badminton to Chelsea in Sept. 1709 (detailed, by rooms), and assignment by the Dowager Duchess to the 2nd Duke of her books, globes, maps etc. remaining in the library at Badminton, excepting a few books for her own use (seven in schedule)...'the great Cambridge Bible I do give to the young lady', 1711 (pp 180-183)
Inventory of the medals and coins collected by Lady Granville, decd., which have come to the knowledge of her executrix, Henrietta, Duchess of Grafton, c.1713, and of books in the garden closet in Lady Granville's house, with valuation, 1713 [see WILLS AND RELATED TRUSTS: Lady Granville] (pp 182-219)
'Account of fowls at Badminton' (in aviaries, ornamental geese, ducks etc.); poultry; cheese, butter, bacon, 1713 (pp219-221)
Master's report and statement of accounts in Chancery suit between the Duke and Duchess of Grafton and the Duke of Beaufort and others, relating to sums due to the Duchess of Grafton as executrix of the late Lord Charles Somerset, and relating to her portion, 1713 (pp222-233)
Survey of woods, Tidenham and Woolaston and Monmouthshire; valuations and tenancy agreements, Monmouthshire (pp 228, 234-41, 248-51)
2nd Duke's proposals to obtain a patent for coining copper halfpence and farthings at Bristol: he has been petitioned by the inhabitants as Lord Lieutenant of the city; 'the credit of obtaining so popular a thing as this Patent will prove...must extremely advance my interest in the country, and make me more serviceable to her Majesty and your Lordship' c.1713 (pp 242-247)
Survey and valuation of manor of Undy and Usk fishery; Monmouthshire tithes; manor of Chalton, Hants, manor of Chulmleigh, and Denbury, Devon, c.1710-13 (pp 248-261, 309-10) [probably by Gillmore]
Statement of accounts between the Dowager Duchess and the 2nd Duke, 1713 (p.257)
Contract with Thomas Haywood (als Hayward), Nettleton, Wilts, mason, 4 Feb. 1713/14 'to carry on the main building so as to put on the roof...before the last day of July next...and to pull down and take away the thick wall or stage of chimneys which stands on the East end of the principal hall of Badminton House and also the wall adjoining the South end of the said thick wall or stage and North end of the dark staircase there...and... erect another wall or stage...five foot thick, and shall make in the said intended wall...in each storey... a number of fireplaces or chimneys and so many doorways of such dimensions as the Lord Duke or his surveyor shall direct...and build a new wall three foot thick on the north side of the new stairs' to be finished with a 'stone cornish and plain battlement' (gives dimensions of new stair-well).. to make new doorways communicating with the new staircase, and also 6 new stone window-frames in the north front of the parlour and staircase (pp 263-6)
Contract with Robert Bennett, Badminton, carpenter, 9 Feb. 1713/14, to erect a new oak staircase (gives dimensions) to be completed by 1 October
[See TRUSTEES OF THE 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE: John Burgh's accounts] (pp 266-9)
Contract with Nathaniel Power, Sherston, joiner, 9 February, 1713/14, for wainscotting, door frames, window frames, and other joinery, to be finished by 25 December (pp 270-2)
Contract with James Martin, Castle Combe, Wilts, tiler, 10 Feb. 1713/14, for all plastering and tiling in connection with the new staircase (pp273-4)
Inventory of goods and furniture at Troy, 1708 (pp 275-8)
Salaries paid to 'tradesmen' at Badminton (gardener, joiner, masons, tiler) as per agreements, (1709)-1713/14 (pp 281-2)
Bills stated February 1713/14 [see also TRUSTEES OF THE 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE: Accounts] (P. 283)
Badminton servants' wages (1707)-1713/14 (pp 285-6, 293-5)
Account of keys and where they belong (Badminton) (p. 291)
[401.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/QA3/2  1765-1782

1 bdl

Contents:
Letters to the 4th Duchess from Thomas Conway snr & jun about general estate matters, selected by Queen Mary
Includes Conway's memoranda about Silas Blandford's final account (after his decease, 29 July, 1782) - Jonas Blandford to be appointed steward of Stoke, Stapleton and Hilmarton
[110.1.45]

[no title]  D2700/QA3/3  1783

1

Contents:
Letter to Thomas Conway [...] jun. - general estate business
[202.1.3]

[no title]  D2700/QA3/4  c.1770-1802

3

Contents:
Personal papers of Edmund Estcourt (auditor and receiver-general, and manager of the Welsh estates)
Includes petition to Parliament for an Act to [1776: see GRO D1571] enable Thomas Estcourt to sell 5 houses in Cheapside in order to build a mansion at Shipton Moyne in place of the ancient house which is so decayed that it has to be pulled down; salary receipt, 1802
[100.3.3]

[no title]  D2700/QA3/5  1786-1806

1 bdl

Contents:
Estcourt's estate memoranda and papers
[100.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QA3/6  1804-1810

1 bdl


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D1571 F136]

Contents:
Letters from Estcourt to the 6th Duke: work for His Grace is seriously affecting his London law practice and his health; he took on the management of the Monmouth estates for the late Duke as a temporary arrangement, and has since taken on Breconshire and Glamorganshire at a nominal salary; he must have a proper salary or give up some of the Duke's business
[100.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QA3/7  (1799)-1801

2

Contents:
Summary account of wine imported into Bristol, 1799-1801, and list of wine merchants in Bristol
[Fb 2/17]

[no title]  D2700/QA3/8  1819

1 vol.

Contents:
Diary of the clerk to Mr Ludlow (solicitor and auditor), mainly memoranda about general estate correspondence
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QA3/9  1856-1870

4

Contents:
Auditor's (W. Watkins) report to the Duke on the Glos., Wilts and Welsh estates, urging retrenchment and reduction of the establishment to £20,000p.a. - expenditure exceeds income by £12,000 (1856), and miscellaneous papers
[508.16.1]

LEGAL  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also PARLIAMENTARY]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/1  1672-1675

5 bdls

Contents:
Dowager Marchioness of Worcester v. Henry, Marquess of Worcester
Suit papers relating to the liability of, respectively, the Marchioness's jointure estate (Glamorganshire) and the Marquess of Worcester's estates, for the payment of the debts of the late Marquess of Worcester [see also SETTLEMENTS, 1661/2-1663]
Includes abstracts of settlements of the estate of the 2nd Marquess of Worcester, 1662; copy judgments relating to the 2nd Marquess's debts (1650-1662) c.£20,000; depositions refer to the many 'differences' between the present Marquess and his father, sums owed by the late Marquess and to whom, Sir John Somerset's role in his affairs
[100.3.7(1) no.3; 200.1.3,8,36,40,48-9,65,67,69,71,74,84]

Related suits  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/2  (1645)-1660

9

Contents:
Papers relating to the assignment by Sir William Gerrard to Lord Herbert of a bond given by Edward Marquess of Worcester to Thos Cholmondley and William Whitfield to secure £2,610, 1645
[Eb 4/1 (National Library of Wales 11101-9)]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/3  1660-1666

6

Contents:
William Herbert (son and heir apparent of Lord Powis) v. Edward, Marquess of Worcester over non-payment of the marriage portion of his daughter Elizabeth on marriage with William Herbert [1654]; bond to Sir John Robinson, trustee for Herbert, to secure payment of the portion, 1660, assigned to Henry, Lord Herbert, 1666
[Eb 4/1 (National Library of Wales 11114-6, 11118; 14286); 200.1.84]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/4  (1650)-1666

7

Contents:
Papers and deeds relating to an assignment to a trustee for Lord Herbert, 1666, of a judgment obtained by James Bollock against the Marquess of Worcester for debt
[Eb 4/1 (National Library of Wales 11110-13,17,19); Lb 2/1]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/5  (1662)-c. 1667

1

Contents:
Thomas Lewis and Thomas Pritchard v. James Davies about title to rents from the manors of Tidenham and Woolaston
Relates to debts of 2nd Marquess and settlements made 1662-3
[National Library of Wales 14266]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/6  (1661)-1672

1 bdl

Contents:
Patrick Fanning and wife Anne v. Henry, Marquess of Worcester
Relates to the debts of the 2nd Marquess and settlements, 1662-3; Sir John Somerset, a 'material witness' is elderly and sick at Louvain in Flanders
[L 1t drawer 2/2; 200.1.75]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/7  (1655)-1663/4

1

Contents:
Richard Bigge v. Earl of Worcester about a debt
[100.3.7(1) no. 18]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/8  (1652)-1661

1 bdl

Contents:
John Petre v. Edward, Earl of Worcester
Relating to a debt of £8,000 secured by mortgage on the manors of Kinnersley, Letton, Poston, Skenfrith, Grosmont; c. June, 1661, agreement with Lord Herbert for payment of the debt and assignment of the judgment and mortgage
[200.1.6,41,48]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/9  1668-1668/9

1 bdl

Contents:
Petre v. Marquess of Worcester
[200.1.80]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/10  1662/3-c. 1683

1 bdl

Contents:
John Booth and others v. Henry, Lord Herbert; Elizabeth Clarke, widow, and others v. Henry, Marquess of Worcester and others
Relating to the estate of William Smallman, and to the title to the manors of Kinnersley and Letton [see also TITLE DEEDS]
[200.1.6,84]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/11  1681

1 bdl

Contents:
Francis Rowse and others v. Henry, Marquess of Worcester
Relating to the debts of Margaret, late dowager Marchioness of Worcester, a lunatic, who died in 1681, and to sum alleged to be owing from the Marquess on an annuity
[200.1.3,84]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/12  (1757)-1813

1 bdl

Contents:
Papers of Edmund Estcourt [lawyer, and the Duke's auditor and manager of the Welsh estates]
Including draft and copy deeds and cases for counsel's opinion, (1757)-1803, 'delivered to His Grace', 1813
[100.3.2]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/13  1735-1802

1 bdl

Contents:
Lawyers' bills relating to miscellaneous lawsuits, 1735-1802 (mainly Welsh estates) (Estcourt's papers)
[304.101.2]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/14  1734-1741

3 vols

Contents:
Bills of legal costs: Bertie Burgh [Receiver-General] in account with the 3rd Duke
Includes sale of moiety of Titchfield estate, 1734-1741; purchase of Netheravon, 1736-8; Sopworth glebe exchange, and other estate business including survey of Duke's estates, 1737; conveyance of Chelsea house to Sir Hans Sloane, 1736; purchase of Grosvenor Street house, 1737; Hawkesbury exchanges, 1737; deed of separation between the Duke and Duchess, Easter, 1740; 'settling the evidence room at Badminton', 1740
[303.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/15  1739-1743

2

Contents:
Bertie Burgh's bills for legal costs for Lord Noel Somerset
Including marriage settlement, 1740; purchase of house in Brook Street, Hanover Square, (1740)
[303.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QA4/16  1777-1834

2 bdls

Contents:
Bills of Edmund Estcourt and Robert Penny, and vouchers, for legal business for the 5th and 6th Dukes
Including purchase and sale of estates, inclosure, commissions of the peace, mortgages, settlements, elections, militia business, Parliamentary business, appointment of Badminton agents (firms of Peart and Estcourt; Estcourt & Co; Estcourt, Whittard, Penny and Ody)
Also includes Earldom of Glamorgan, 1793; report on experiments with 'mineral black', Kingswood, 1793-6; attending Miss Gainsborough on the death of her mother, 1798; Botetourt Barony title, 1799-1801; Harriette Wilson's annuity and destruction of Worcester's letters, 1813-14; Worcester's debts to Beau Brummell, 1815-1821 [see FAMILY: 6th Duke's accounts]; Worcester's 'private' marriage to 'Miss E. Smith', 1822; Worcester's debts, 1832-3
[304.101.4; 304.102.1]

PARLIAMENTARY  [no ref. or date]

Sequestration  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/1  1645/6

3

Contents:
Grant by Parliamentary ordinance to Oliver Cromwell, lieutenant-general of horse in the army commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax - in recognition of his public services it has been resolved to settle on him lands of the clear annual value of £2,500
Manors and advowsons of Chalton, Clanfield and Blendworth, Hants, belonging to Henry, Earl of Worcester, Edward Lord Herbert (also called Earl of Glamorgan) and Sir John Somerset, Popish recusants and enemies of Parliament
[Lc 1/1(7); 100.3.7(1) nos 5,9]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/2  1646-1646/7

2

Contents:
Copy Parliamentary ordinances for the sale of the London and Mddx estates (except Worcester House)
Relates to a debt for £9,402 owed by the Earl of Worcester, Lord Herbert and Sir John Somerset to Hill and Pennoyer, merchants
[100.3.7(1) no.1; 100.3.7(6) no. 46]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/3  1648

1

Contents:
Grant by Parliamentary ordinance to Oliver Cromwell
Manors and advowsons of Tidenham and Woolaston, Chepstow and Magor, and manors and lordships of Gower, Swansea, Kittle, Oystermouth, Llonnon, Pennard, Trewyddfa and Kilvey, and advowsons of Gower and Swansea, late the estate of Henry, Earl of Worcester, deceased, and his sons
[Lc 2/1]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/4  1649

1

Contents:
Copy Order of Parliament to the Committee at Goldsmith's Hall to examine the state of the lands etc. made over for the purpose of raising £50,000 for Ireland [H.M.C. Report p. 47]
[600.101.1(7)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/5  1650

1

Contents:
Copy Act for vesting and settling several estates of the Earl of Worcester in Oliver Cromwell
Reciting the forfeiture of the estates of the late and present Earls of Worcester and Sir John Somerset, and the Parliamentary ordinances of 1645/6 and 1648 about which some 'uncertainties' have arisen
Settling the estates granted by Parliamentary ordinance on Oliver Cromwell
[100.3.7(1) no. 13]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/6  1650-1650/1

1 roll, 1

Contents:
Copy depositions about the alleged delinquency of Henry, Lord Herbert
Includes statements that at the age of 13 he was at Newent when Gloucester was besieged, but he had been taken there on his father's instructions and was under complete subjection to his tutor, M. de la Grange, from the beginning of the war until he was sent abroad in October, 1644, and remained abroad until 1650; he was in the troop only on the occasion of the king reviewing it; at the age of 12 he was taken to Oxford to be knighted so that in case of his father's death he would be a royal ward, and spent his time there in the usual childish pursuits; he had worn a little sword since he was 8 or 9 years old, but it was 'not serviceable' and never took part in any military activities
[100.3.7(3); Bb 4/2 (National Library of Wales 11730)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/7  c.1651

1

Contents:
Signed petition by Henry, Lord Herbert to Parliament asking that the committee considering the estates conveyed to the Lord General [Oliver Cromwell], which had belonged to the petitioner's father and grandfather, be empowered also to take cognizance also of his interest in other manors sold by Parliament to Mr Pennoir and others
[100.3.7(8)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/8  c. 1651

1

Contents:
'A list of such lordships and manors as are disposed of to my Lord General Cromwell formerly belonging to Henry late Earl of Worcester...other manors and rents of the said Earl's disposed of by the Parliament to Mr Pennoyer and others'
[509.101.8(14)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/9  1651

1

Contents:
Draft release and confirmation by Henry, Lord Herbert to Cromwell of the manors and advowsons granted to Cromwell by Parliamentary ordinance
[100.3.7(1) no. 4]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/10  1651

1

Contents:
Printed Act for the sale of several lands and estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for treason (annotated)
Includes estates of Edward, Earl of Worcester and Sir John Somerset, but excepts the estates settled on the Earl for life only, with remainder to Henry, Lord Herbert, worth £1,700 p.a. in lieu of and in recompense for the estates granted to Cromwell by ordinance and confirmed to him by Lord Herbert
[100.3.7(8) no. 28]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/11  1651-1654

1 bdl

Contents:
Original and copy Parliamentary orders and papers, and related case papers
Including copy Parliamentary Order, 9 January, 1651/2 that in satisfaction and discharge of the title and claim of Lord Herbert to houses and lands settled by Parliament on Pennoyer and Hill, the Trustees for the sale of forfeited lands are authorised and required to convey to Lord Herbert all the manors and lands (inheritance of which by the Act for the sale of several lands and estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for treason is settled on Lord Herbert and his heirs) during the life of Edward, Earl of Worcester, Lord Herbert paying £800, and the Commissioners for Compounding be then authorised to take off the sequestration
[100.3.7(4) nos 94-105; Bc1/2 (National Library of Wales 11094)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/12  1651/2

6

Contents:
Conveyance by the Trustees for the sale of delinquents' lands to Henry, Lord Herbert, in obedience to the Parliamentary order of 9 January, and in consideration of £800, (13 February), and copies
Manors of Pellenny, Monmouth and Wisham, Purcassecke and Trelecke Grange, Grosmont, St Kenfrith, Monmouth and Whitecastle, and lands called Bettus and Perlloyd (Mon.)
Manor of Crookham (Berks)
Manor of Kendal (Westmorland)
Manors of Shobdon and Poston (Herefs)
(Excepting Crymland, part of the manors of Purcassecke and Trelecke Grange, granted to Cromwell)
All late part of the possessions of Edward, Earl of Worcester, forfeited (during his life) for treason, to Lord Herbert for the term of the life of Edward Earl of Worcester
[Bb4/2 (National Library of Wales 12839-41); Bc4/3 (14336); 100.3.7(6) no. 47; 509.101.8 (14)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/13  1652

3

Contents:
Conveyance by Edward Marquess of Worcester to Lord Herbert (25-27 May)
Manors of Penrose, Kilgoygan, Wisham, Llandenny, Raglan, Llantilio, Mandiffe, Pellenny, Purcasseck, Pengevenny and Trelleck Grange; lands called Bettus and Perlloyd; demesnes of manors of Grosmont, Skenfrith and Whitecastle (Mon.); Shobdon, Poston, Kinnersley and Letton (Herefs); Crickhowell and Tretower (Brecon); Crookham (Berks); Kendal (Westmorland)
[See also LEGAL: Dowager Marchioness v. Henry, Marquess of Worcester: suit papers state that this conveyance and that of 1654 were to enable Lord Herbert to purchase and redeem part of the estate (D2700/QA4/1)]
[Da3/6 (11751,3); Eb3/2 (14218)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/14  1652

1

Contents:
Deed to lead the uses of a recovery suffered by Lord Herbert
Raglan and Monmouthshire manors; borough of Chulmleigh and the manor of the borough of Chulmleigh (Devon); manor of Chaldon Herring (Dorset)
[Dc1/26 (National Library of Wales 14033)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/15  1654

1

Contents:
Conveyance by Edward Marquess of Worcester to Lord Herbert in consideration of 'divers great sums of money' paid by Lord Herbert for the Marquess (endorsement refers to release from Lord Herbert to his father for £16,000)[see WILLS AND RELATED TRUSTS: 1st Marquess]
Manors of Penrose, Kilgoygan, Llantilio, Mandiffe, Pellenny, Purcasseck, Raglan, Llandenny, Pengevenny, Trelleck Grange; lands in Bettus and Perlloyd; demesnes of manors of Grosmont, Skenfrith and Whitecastle; manors of Monmouth and Wisham (Mon.)
Manors of Shobdon, Poston, Kinnersley and Letton (Herefs)
Crickhowell and Tretower (Brecon)
Crookham (Berks)
Kendal Park (Westmorland)
[Da3/6 (11752)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/16  c1654

1

Contents:
Memoranda about the manors settled on Lord Herbert by the Act of 16 July, 1651; and by former conveyances and allowed to him by the Committee for removal of obstructions
Monmouthshire, Devon, Dorset, Herefordshire and Breconshire manors; Worcester House and tenements in St. Clement Danes, London; Wrington, Michaelston, Westorchard and Lancarvan, Glamorganshire
[100.3.7(9) no. 121]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/17  1652-1653

1 bdl

Contents:
Copy contact for sale and receipt for purchase money, manor of Chaldon Herring, Dorset; receipts for purchase money from Trustees for the sale of forfeited estates, Monmouthshire and Breconshire, to 'Henry Herbert of Westminster, Esq', Charles Price and others [trustees for Lord Herbert] [see also National Library of Wales Preliminary Schedule pp 14,95,255-7; Devon see National Library of Wales 1474], and related documents
[100.3.7(5) 31-42; 100.3.7(8) 21-23,29]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/18  1658

1

Contents:
Certified copy judgment by Barons of Exchequer that seqestration shall be lifted from Elizabeth Somerset's estate in Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire, two thirds of which had been sequestered for 'Popish recusancy', 1651
Referring to an inquisition taken at Gloucester Castle, 15 Sept. 1657, into her Gloucestershire estate: she died 23 May, 1655, and under the terms of her will, Lord Herbert entered on the manors of Great and Little Badminton; on 24 May, 1658, Lord Herbert claimed that the the sequestration was no longer lawful and entered a plea in Exchequer; under the Act for the discovery and repressing of Popish recusants, 1656, if a sequestered estate descended to a Protestant then he or she should obtain a Quarter Sessions certificate that they were Protestant, directed to Exchequer which would discharge the estate from sequestration if satisfied with the title; Lord Herbert obtained a certificate at Gloucestershire Quarter Sessions c. 11 May, 1658, and claimed that the estate should be discharged
[Bb4/4 (National Library of Wales 8921)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/19  c.1654

2

Contents:
Printed petitions from Margaret, Countess of Worcester, to Parliament, declaring that she is in great want and has received no relief from Lord Herbert, and asking for a fifth of the family estates for jointure, or an equivalent allowance (her portion in 1639 when she married the Earl was valued at £20,000), or Worcester House (as yet unsold)
[100.3.7(6) no.44; 100.3.7(7) no. 56]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/20  (1660)

2

Contents:
Copy proceedings of the House of Lords relating to patents and deeds in the hands of Cromwell's widow and son, and Lord Herbert, ordered to be delivered to the Marquess, and on the Bill for restoring the Marquess of Worcester to his estate (May-August)
[100.3.7(7) no.57; 100.3.7(9) no. 122]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/1/21  [1660]

2

Contents:
Draft 'Act for putting Edward Marquess of Worcester into possession of such parts of his estate as hath been sold or conveyed away under colour of several Acts and Ordinances of Parliament since the beginning of the late unhappy wars... ', with legal comments [estates not specified] (and copy)
[National Library of Wales 11749; 100.3.7(1) no.6]

Related Case Papers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TIDENHAM AND WOOLASTON: Severn and Wye Fisheries

[no title]  D2700/QA5/2/1  1651-1657

1 bdl


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QA5/1/11 nos 94-105]

Contents:
Copy legal and Parliamentary papers relating to disputes over Lord Herbert's title to his estates
[100.3.7(11)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/2/2  1651-1658

1 bdl


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QA5/2/1]

Contents:
Draft and copy legal and Parliamentary papers relating to Lord Herbert's objections to paying out of his estates fee farm rents which had been sold by the Commonwealth
[100.3.7(9) except 121-2]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/2/3  1654

1


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QA5/1/11, 5/2/1,2]

Contents:
Contemporary copy writ to the sheriff to levy arrears of fee farm rent from tenants and occupiers of Kendal Park, and sheriff's return of writ (sold to Revd John Goodwyn, 1651)
[Bb4/2 (National Library of Wales 12110)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/2/4  1654

2

Contents:
Case papers relating to a lease by Lord Herbert to Sir George Stonehouse of unspecified property
[200.1.84; 600.3.10(2)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/2/5  1652-1658

2 bdls

Contents:
Legal and copy Parliamentary papers relating to disputes over title to Lord Herbert's Monmouthshire estates (Catchmay, James, Warr, Morgan, Steele)
[100.3.7(1) no.8,15; 100.3.8; 200.1.25,55,65; 509.101.8(14)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/2/6  c.1655-1658

1 bdl

Contents:
James Parry v. Lord Herbert
Relates to the title to the Poston estate and states that the deeds were 'lost in the wars'; it was purchased by Henry, Earl of Worcester, 1 October, 1635, from James and Mary Parry; was freed from further hidden incumbrances by the Earl and released to him in 1641 by Parry
[200.1.65,72,78]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/2/7  1654/5-1658

12

Contents:
Michael Lea v. Lord Herbert
Relates to fee farm rent from manor of Sutton, Lincs, and 90 swans (granted by Crown to Thomas, Viscount Somerset, 1635, and bequeathed by Elizabeth Somerset to Lord Herbert, 1655)
Lord Herbert claimed that the swans had been destroyed by the draining of the fens
[100.3.7(6) no.45; 200.1.65; 600.3.10(7)]

Acts of Parliament (miscellaneous)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/3/1  18th-19th cent

2 bdls


Related information: [See also SETTLEMENTS; ESTATE MANAGEMENT: BADMINTON ESTATE, Inclosure; Turnpike Trusts; Parliamentary; STOKE AND STAPLETON: Inclosure]

Contents:
Printed Acts (general and local) and some Bills, mainly relating to the Welsh estates (harbours, docks, railways, canals, navigations, lighting, water supply, estate acts etc.), numbered 1-114
[I drawer 2/1]

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/4/1  1839

1 vol.

Contents:
Printed Report of the Commissioners appointed to visit quarries and to inquire into the quantities of stone to be used in building the new Houses of Parliament
Duke of Beaufort - Tintern (Mon.)
[110.1.34(14)]

[no title]  D2700/QA5/4/2  1840-1843

1 bdl

Contents:
Printed returns of agreements for commutation of tithes and awards confirmed by Tithe Commissioners
[110.1.34(14)]

TENANCY  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA6/1  (13th cent)-c.1573

1 vol.

Contents:
Register (abstracts and copies) of letters patent, leases, estreats of surrenders and admissions from court rolls, appointment of manorial officials, institution to the benefice of Llangynidr; some entries verified by Thomas Hillary, auditor to the 3rd Earl of Worcester; compiled c.1562-73
Relates to Gloucestershire (Tidenham and Woolaston), Monmouthshire, Brecon, Glamorganshire, Hants, Berks
[Bb4/2 (National Library of Wales 12155)]

[no title]  D2700/QA6/2  1626-1637/8

1 vol.

Contents:
Register (abstracts) of tenancy agreements for Breconshire, Monmouthshire, Glamorganshire, Devon, Gloucestershire (Tidenham and Woolaston), Wye weirs, Hants, Worcs tithes and manor of Poden (Worcs), Berks
Also includes tabulated summary under manors
[Bc2/46 (National Library of Wales 12782)]

[no title]  D2700/QA6/3  1661/2-1663

1 vol.


Related information: [(1652)-1702 Tabulated abstract of leases, Tidenham and Woolaston, and Monmouthshire manors see ESTATE MANAGEMENT: TIDENHAM AND WOOLASTON]

Contents:
Register (abstracts) of leases, grants of copyholds, fines, memoranda of agreements, relating to manors or lordships of Tidenham, Woolaston, Caldicot, Chepstow, Swansea, Newchurch, Magor and Redwick, Hardwick, St Kinmarks
Includes memorandum about recompensing bailiffs for extraordinary service in 'troublesome times', 1660-61; appointment of water bailiff and toll gatherer, Chepstow; lease of Wye fishing; sales of bark to Capt. Grigg of Bristol, tanner
[Bb4/2 (National Library of Wales 12153)]

[no title]  D2700/QA6/5  (1653)-c.1680

1 [...] 1 vol.,

Contents:
Register (abstracts) of leases, Breconshire, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, Devon
Drafts of entries of surrenders and admissions in court rolls of manors of Tidenham and Woolaston, Usk, Raglan and Magor, and memoranda [see also MANORIAL: Tidenham and Woolaston (D2700/MF 3/2)]
[Fc3/1 (National Library of Wales 11723)]

[no title]  D2700/QA6/6  (16th cent)-1712

1 roll

Contents:
Tabulated abstracts of leases, Monmouthshire, Tidenham and Woolaston, Gower, Devon, Dorset, Hants
At end: index to tenants' names
[Bb4/2 (National Library of Wales 11802)]

[no title]  D2700/QA6/7  (1629)-1714

1 roll

Contents:
Draft tabulated register of leases (abstracts), and memoranda about presentments etc.; relates to Monmouthshire, Tidenham and Woolaston, Gower, and Dorset
At end: index to tenants
[National Library of Wales 11750]

[no title]  D2700/QA6/8  1711-1767

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Tabulated register: 'A kalendar of the leases remaining at Badminton relating to the estate of...the Duke of Beaufort as they were sorted and settled in the year 1711' (updated to 1767); relates to whole estate; includes press marks
At end: index to tenants
[See also MUNIMENTS (D2700/T1/4)]
[100.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/QA6/9  (17th cent)-c1729

1 roll

Contents:
Abstract of leases made up to 1713, compiled c. 1729, relating to Devon and Dorset
Includes index to tenants
[Fc/1/9]

[no title]  D2700/QA6/10  1819

8

Contents:
Leases (not executed) to Lord Edward Henry Somerset and Villiers Plantagenet Henry Somerset of property in Monmouthshire and Woolaston
[100.4.3]

INVESTMENTS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also FAMILY: 7th Duke as executor of 6th Duke - memoranda about shares and securities (FmN5/1/10); ESTATE MANAGEMENT: BADMINTON ESTATE, PARLIAMENTARY; TURNPIKE TRUSTS; ESTATE MANAGEMENT: TIDENHAM AND WOOLASTON, SEVERN ROYALTY-Old Passage Ferry; ESTATE MANAGEMENT: STOKE AND STAPLETON, KINGSWOOD COLLIERIES; WARMLEY BRASS AND COPPER COMPANY]
[For Welsh investments see National Library of Wales Preliminary Schedule]

Bath Navigation  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also FAMILY: 4th Duke's correspondence; ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL, John Burgh's accounts]

[no title]  D2700/QA7/1/1  1724/5-1726

9

Contents:
Correspondence and papers of Lord Noel Somerset as a subscriber to the project for making the River Avon navigable between Bath and Bristol (Hanham Mills)
Includes abstract of articles of partnership; copy minutes of meetings of subscribers
[305.2.1]

[no title]  D2700/QA7/1/2  1711-1796

1 bdl

Contents:
Edmund Estcourt's papers relating to the Bath Navigation
Includes copy Act for making the River Avon... navigable from the City of Bath to Hanham Mills (Duke of Beaufort one of the commissioners under the Act); correspondence and papers about dividends, 1745-1754; account of dividends paid since 1755; case for counsel's opinion about recovery of arrears of dividends, 1795; draft abstract of title of the Duke of Beaufort to two shares, 1711-1796; correspondence about the sale of the 5th Duke's shares to the Committee of the Kennet and Avon Canal
[100.3.3]

[no title]  D2700/QA7/1/3  1796

2

Contents:
Draft conveyance of a share in the Bath Navigation
(Duke of Beaufort; Philip George)
[National Library of Wales 12112-3]

[no title]  D2700/QA7/1/4  1810

1

Contents:
Richard Salter's papers: plan of extension of the Kennet and Avon Canal surveyed by John Rennie
[107.5.20]

Oakham Canal Co. (Rutland)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA7/2/1  (1792)-1805

3

Contents:
Letters to 6th Duke as a shareholder, from the clerk to the Oakham Canal Company
[509.14.21]

[no title]  D2700/QA7/2/2  1828

1

Contents:
Circular letter about proposed extension of the canal
[508.14.1]

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QA7/3/1  1791

1

Contents:
Printed plan of intended Nottingham and Erewash Canal, commencement of Cromford Canal and Soar Navigation, and intended Grantham Canal
[1020.12]

[no title]  D2700/QA7/3/2  c.1800

1

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Plan of proposed Rochdale canal and its various communications
[1020.11]

[no title]  D2700/QA7/3/3  1793

1 vol.

Contents:
Printed report by Robert Mylne on proposed Bristol-Cirencester canal
[305.2.2]

BADMINTON ESTATE  [no ref. or date]

SURVEYS AND VALUATIONS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TENANCY; MAPS AND PLANS; MANORIAL; ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL, Estate Correspondence and Papers]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/1  c.1700

1

Contents:
'An account of the land measured at Badminton' (field names, acreages)
[Map no. 81]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/2  1812

1 vol.

Contents:
Survey and valuation of the Badminton estate by Robert H. Wyatt (of Barton nr Lichfield)
Includes plan ref., tenant, property, state of cultivation, quantity, yearly value, remarks e.g. condition of buildings, improvements needed, especially drainage
[107.5.9]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/3  1812

1 vol, 2

Contents:
Survey and valuation of the Glos. and Wilts estates by Wyatt (summaries only)
[F drawer 2/20a]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/4  1839-1841

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Copy survey and valuation of Didmarton and Oldbury by [Richard] Hall, including references to Tilbrook's map [inclosure map, 1829]
(In Goodwyn's Memorandum Book printed by J.G. Goodwyn, Tetbury)
[Box C bdl 10]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/5  1842

1 vol.

Contents:
Survey and valuation of the Badminton estate by Adam Murray, London
Includes property, tenant, map reference, field names, state of cultivation, quantity, annual value, observations (detailed), including necessary improvements, proposed remodelling of farms, standard of husbandry of tenants, etc.
At end: 'proposed remodelling of the principal farms on the Badminton estate'; index to properties and tenants; report on the general condition of the estate and suggestions for better management and improvement of farms, especially drainage, better methods of cultivation and use of 'new chemical discoveries' to improve wheat production
Later annotations
[107.5.7]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/6  1845

1

Contents:
Summary valuation by Badminton Agent of land in hand
[Box K bdl 5]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/7  1853

1

Contents:
Estimated value of all the lands (Glos. and Wilts) in the Duke's own occupation to which he succeeded in 1853
Includes description, state of cultivation, quantity, annual value
[Box K bdl 5]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/8  1896

1 vol

Contents:
Particulars of estates in Glos. and Wilts belonging to the Marquess of Worcester, surveyed by J.P. Sturge and Sons, Bristol
Includes O.S. map and estate plan references, tenants, description of holding, quantity
[Box C bay C]

Woods and Plantations  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also MAPS AND PLANS]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/9  c.1707

1

Contents:
Summary survey of 'coppice wood at Badminton' giving acreages
[Map no. 81]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/10  c.1707

1

Contents:
Survey and valuation of Allengrove Wood by John Smart
[Map no. 81]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/11  (1786)-1813

1 sml vol

Contents:
Survey of 'all the woods round Badminton' with Agent's (T. Bryan) memoranda about the years in which they are to be cut, how disposed of, etc.
[Box K bdl 3]

[no title]  D2700/QB1/12  1792

1 roll

Contents:
Valuation of timber, Acton Turville
Includes number of trees and variety, field names, map reference, valuation
[see also D2700/QB4/2/1]
[Box A bdl 4]

TAXATION  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB2/1  1692/3

1

Contents:
Dispute over the land tax assessment for Great Badminton:
The land tax assessors for Great Badminton declare to the Commissioners that they have made a just assessment; the sum charged is less because of changes since Charles II's reign - 'ploughlands and good tenements... have been thrown into Badminton Park; the houses and barns pulled down; the hedges thrown up, and several sorts of land thrown together...so that we know not how we can rate that now (as it is stocked with deer) higher than we have done'
Three out of five of the Commissioners alleged that the assessment was composed at the direction of His Grace or his secretary, and not arrived at impartially; they also argued that the changes had improved the value of the parish - stocking an estate with deer 'though it does not bring in such a return of money as corn, sheep's pasture or grazing yet it serves many ends equally advantageous to His Grace.' They declared that great men must pay for their pleasure and refused to sign the assessment
Richard Heynes, a Commissioner who disagreed with these three, argued that the purpose of His Grace in enlarging the park was not the subject of the enquiry - parks, according to the Act, were to be rated separately
[Fb3/1]

[no title]  D2700/QB2/2  1797-1799

1 bdl

Contents:
Land tax assessments and related papers
[107.5.25]

[no title]  D2700/QB2/3  1799

3

Contents:
Contracts for redemption of land tax: manor of Sopworth and lands in Luckington and Littleton Drew
[Gc2/1]

[no title]  D2700/QB2/4  1842

1

Contents:
Abstract of property tax returns for the Badminton estate and Stoke House
[301.2.1]

ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Rentals  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also WILLS AND RELATED TRUSTS: 2nd Duke's Trustees (1714-1727); 4th Duke's Trustees (1756-1760)]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/1/1  1730-1739

1 vol, 2

Contents:
Rental
(No disbursements on building other than repairs etc. to farm houses and other estate work)
[F drawer 2/19]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/1/2  1740-1757

17 vols

Contents:
Rentals (annual)
Includes wood accounts; miscellaneous disbursements including some household provisions, servants' wages, poor law expenses including an apothecary for attending the poor; garden account (no details); 'workmen's bills and day work' (annual total only until 1745 when a separate series of accounts begins)
Disbursements include George Eborall, 1740-1742; pack thread to knit muzzles for the oxen, 1741; attending the falconer, 1741; 8,000 beech plants, 1742; elms for the park, 1743; payments on the accounts of Mr Mickle (gardener) and Wm Banks (surveyor) start in 1743 and continue to 1756; c. 2,000 whitethorn, 1745; 11,800 beech plants, 1745/6; burial of Lady Rachael, 1747; 'carriage of materials to the building etc' on Mr Banks' orders, 1747; 2000 whitethorn, 1749; 110 brace of carp for Badminton Down pond; 7060 whitethorn; 17,900 beech, 200 oak, 360 holly, 800 juniper, 1750; 'for a dress for Mr Payne had at the time of the play of Comus' 1752; c.20,000 whitethorn, beech and juniper plants, 1752; 4,000 whitethorn, 1753; c.28,000 whitethorn, 1754; references passim to deer
[F drawer 2/16]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/1/3  1760-1899

172 vols

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Annual rentals
Includes Tidenham and Woolaston, 1773-1782; Netheravon, 1760-1775; Kingswood from 1789; Stoke, Stapleton and Hilmarton from 1799
[ Octagon room, unnumbered]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/1/4  c.1850

1 vol

Contents:
Index to the Glos. and Wilts rental
[Box C bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/1/5  1783-1796

2 vols

Contents:
Rent ledgers
[press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/1/6  1853-1884

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Rent ledger
[ Bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/1/7  1805-1813

1 vol

Contents:
Rough rentals and abstracts of rentals
Including rents advanced, 1805-6; rents of cottages in Badminton paid by the Overseers of the Poor, 1813
[107.5.24]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/1/8  1814-1822

1 vol., 14

Contents:
Cottage rental and related papers
Includes notes of inclosures at Oldbury and Didmarton, 1813; rents paid by Overseers
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/1/9  1822-1835

2 vols

Contents:
Cottage rent ledger and index
[ press F]

Cash Books  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/2/1  1698-1728

1 vol

Contents:
'My Lord Duke's book'
Weekly payments by the Badminton steward, 1698-1709, 1728, on new building and repairs, Badminton House and estate (names of workmen, wages, work done), and totals from the bailiff's book and gardener's book. Countersigned by the 1st Duchess to 1701, then by the 2nd Duke to 1705 ( and then occasionally), and by Henry Crow [the Duke's secretary]
Includes:
1698 making a pond in the park; setting up the statue of Hercules; floor for Swangrove Lodge; work at the orangery and stove
1699 new stove and hot bed; Duke's new garden closet
1700/1 wainscotting the Duke's bedchamber
1701-2 work at the Bowling Green House (Hawkesbury); making the portcullis gates; paving the long gallery in the garden
1702 coach house foundations laid; paving the great court; work at the pheasant court house
1703 laying pavement in the aviary; pales for the fountains in the pheasant court; Swangrove Lodge (1703-7); great storm damage, 27 November
1704 pallisades for garden fountains; mending tiles on the banqueting houses; storm damage to rail and baluster over the great hall and billiard room; rough cast for the banqueting hall in the wilderness; new rough cast for the south front of the house; laying the floor in the music room; red pavement from Iron Acton; John Harvey of Bath, for a marble chimney piece and a water niche for the great room in Swangrove Lodge, £53 15s; Israel Holbrow for an English marble chimney piece set up in the closet at Swangrove
1705 Building walls of the 'water house' at Swangrove; Holbrow for marble for 'Beaufort Lodge' at Swangrove, 1705-1706; new pavement on top of the mount; making perches for the hawks; setting the furnace at Swangrove; stairs for the bagnio at Swangrove
1706 mending the great gates; laying marble paving at Beaufort Lodge, and making the bagnio and setting Dutch tile there; reference to the great cistern in the garden; Holbrow for a marble chimney-piece in the Duke's closet
1707 reference to the melon garden; building the kitchen at Swangrove; red pavement from Frenchay quarry; putting up the 'figure' in the great fountain; 'paid Mr Claud David for Triton and Venus etc which is cut in Colerne stone and put in the great fountain' £45; work at the 'piazzos' - 'building the piazza and the parterre garden wall'; painting the picture gallery
1708 stone for steps in the parterre garden and 'portico' in the garden; reference to workmen being with the surveyor; making a plaything for Lord Worcester; blue pavement from Frenchay
1709 putting up the dial; Edward Turner for building and finishing the portico according to contract
1711 memorandum of these accounts having been examined by the Duke's Commissioners ( for auditing the accounts of the entire estate)
Note: these accounts passim provide details of rooms in the house; outbuildings, stables and coachhouses; garden lay-out and features; deer parks; source of stone and marble used
1728 (one entry only) mason's work at Badminton House and stables
[G shelf/5]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/2/2  1702-1709

1 vol

Contents:
Badminton steward's weekly cash book (Nicholas Proctor to May, 1708; Henry Slingsby, 1708-9)
At end: note of being examined by the Duke's Commissioners (auditor's notes passim)
Countersigned by the Duke to Oct. 1705, and then occasionally; then by Henry Crow
Detailed receipts including sales of wood, wheat, wool etc.; disbursements record totals only from Clerk of the Kitchen's book, building book, house book, Gentleman of the Horse's book, Gentleman of the Hounds' book
[303.3.7]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/2/3  1710-1713/14

1 vol

Contents:
Badminton steward's cash account (Jacob Smith)
Disbursements include many payments to 'Mr Hull' (? surveyor) 1711-12, and payments to workmen for 'work done in Mr Hull's time'[see D2700/QA2/3/4] 1712-13; meeting at Bristol of the Loyal Society, 1711; walling in the red deer park and planting trees, 1711
Also includes rental of Great and Little Badminton
[303.3.8]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/2/4  1727-1734

1 vol. 3

Contents:
Robert Whittlesey's cash accounts: probably as surveyor of the works, 1729-1733; perhaps as Badminton steward, 1733-1734
Expenditure, 1729-1733, is given under the headings of 'bills', 'workmen' and 'accidental disbursements'
'Bills' includes names of Badminton estate masons, carpenters, joiners etc.; Edward Davis [plumber], Thomas Hands [carpenter], James Morley (plasterer); suppliers of stone and lime, but otherwise gives no details
'Workmen' includes weekly totals only (no names or details of work done)
'Accidental disbursements' includes survey of Oldbury and Didmarton, 1727; parchment for a 'draught' of the Severn; surveying instruments and field books, 1729; surveys of Holme Lacy
From 1733-34 the form changes - no 'bills' or 'workmen'; Includes rent receipts, and expenditure on rates, repairs, taxes etc.
Miscellaneous expenditure includes glass, grocer, brazier, linen-draper, wine merchant, timber, coffee and tea, tobacco, leaf gold, 'Mr Shepheard the cook'; John Chandler for altering the bells; George Eborall; Monmouthshire freeholders
[303.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/2/5  1740-1784

1 vol.

Contents:
Badminton steward's accounts and memoranda (Robert Croucher)
At front: copy tenancy agreements and memoranda, 1747-1784
At end reversed: draft estate accounts (disbursements only) 1740-1762 [most entries carried to annual rentals (D2700/QB3/1/2)
Includes ( additional to rentals) note of the number of windows in Badminton House, 1747; a box of moss 'out of the north to Mr Payne', 1750 [see 4th Duchess's horticultural papers (FmK3/2); lining out plantations, 1755; deer harness, 1757; affidavit re setting acorns [ see drawer 35/1/14] - award of gold medal of the Royal Society of Arts for planting acorns at Badminton], 1758; passim: picking acorns; prosecution of several persons for stealing or damaging wood, or poaching; some entries apparently as overseer of the poor - apprenticeship, bastardy, settlement
From 1757 Croucher was also steward of Netheravon and Hants [see WILLS AND RELATED TRUSTS: 4th Duke's Trustees]; this volume records his journeys to receive rents
[Press F]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/2/6  1820-1899

88 vols

Contents:
Glos. and Wilts Cash Books ( draft and fair copies), 1820-33, 1850-1870, 1875-1899
Badminton agents: Thomas Bryan to 1826
William Gent Wood 1827-1833
Francis Wedge 1833-1850
John Thompson 1850-1895
S.H. Cowper-Coles 1896-1899
Includes detailed receipts (with voucher nos) and payments - general estate expenditure
[ These receipts and payments were then carried either to the rentals or to the House, Park and Farm accounts]
Badminton and Stoke estates included
[Press A; 107.1; 107.5.27,29; 302; unnumbered]

Accounts subsidiary to the rentals  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/1  1745-1747

1 vol.

Contents:
Badminton steward's weekly labour book relating to sawyers, carpenters and joiners only, comprising names, job, number of days ( estate building and repairs), Oct. 1745 - Nov. 1747
Includes work in the bathing room, (Jan. - March, 1745/6, June 1747)
'With Mr Arnold the picture mender in the house' (July-Aug. 1746)
Putting up battlements at Holly Bush House (Aug. 1746)
Centres for Hinnegar arches (Sept. 1746) and other new building at Hinnegar (July-Dec. 1746)
Putting up 'China posts and rails' at Swangrove ha-ha (Oct. 1746)
New crane (Sept.-Oct. 1746); stocks and whipping post (Feb. 1746/7)
'Centre-tree'; centres for 'new building'; making centres for the masons, May 1747 onwards; reference to the 'great centre' Oct. 1747; also scaffolding, making wedges etc. for the masons, and 'hefting' their tools
'Hermit house' or 'hermitage' (Oct. - Nov. 1747), including felling trees for the hermitage
Park pond centres (Oct.-Nov. 1747)
Wm Linley making the 'great water carriage' (Aug. 1746)
Refers to 'Mr [William] Banks' (?) surveyor of the works [ see rentals (D2700/QB3/1/2)]
[107.1.11]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/2  1745-1757

13vols; 2

(1 OUTSIZE)

Contents:
Weekly workmen's accounts (dated one year later than the rental to which it belongs)
Comprises names, days worked, wages ( no details of work done), workmen's bills (gives details) (general estate work - no references to building Badminton House except one loose account, 1750)
Includes Didmarton inclosure (1745/6) and passim; 2000 whitethorn (1746); Mr Whittlesey measuring land (1747); building walls on east and west sides of the 'new building' (1750); work on the north front and waiting room; 'setting up the staircase at the new building' ( loose account for April-May 1750); planting south side of the coach drive from the clump of Scotch firs on Hinnegar to Swangrove Wood with beech, elm, horse chestnuts etc. (1753); painting new stable and new lodge (1756, Sept.); references to the new garden (1756); 'sundry works for the funeral' (Nov. 1756); deer carriages; frame for library books (Dec. 1756)
[F drawer 2/16; G shelf/6]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/3  (1746)-1757

1 vol.

Contents:
Badminton gardener's account (Adam Mickle)
Weekly account of workmen, no. of days, wages, 1753-1757
At end: summary of receipts and payments (1746)-1756 ( disbursements for trees, shrubs etc. 'in another book')
[I shelf 2/6]
'Books belonging to Mr. Croucher's rental': annual accounts dated one year later than the rental to which they belong. Including deer and venison, garden, planting, house and park, farming (from 1792 the house, park and farm accounts form a separate series)
Deer and venison accounts include venison and deer sold and sundry expenses
Garden account includes labourers, days, wages (no details of work), sundry expenses
Farming account includes stock, labour, ox teams, sale of corn, wool, stock, sundry expenses
Planting account ( kept by the gardener) includes labour and sundry expenses
Badminton house and park account includes servants' wages, taxes, building and repairs, stable account, charity account, improvements, carriage, brewing, etc. and sundry expenses
The entries are detailed, and include some receipts but are mainly concerned with expenditure

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/4  1757

3 vols

Contents:
Deer; workmen and garden; misc. disbursements

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/5  1758

3 vols

Contents:
Deer; farming; workmen:- building a pest house at Didmarton

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/6  1759

3 vols

Contents:
Deer; farming; workmen

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/7  1760

2 vols

Contents:
Faming; workmen and garden

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/8  1761

5 vols

Contents:
Garden; farming; deer; planting:- building the bridge at Badminton [ see 4th Duchess's papers (FmK1/4/9)]; knitting nets to cover seed sent by Norborne Berkeley and the Duke; Badminton house and park:- thatching the cell in the park; joiner's work in the evidence room; taking inventory of furniture

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/9  1762

5 vols

Contents:
Planting; garden; farming; deer; house and park:- Geo. Mayor for plastering in the evidence room [see FmK1/4/9]; joiner's work in the evidence room

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/10  1763

5 vols

Contents:
Planting; farming; deer; Netheravon Great farm (in hand); house and park:- repairs to the great lodge [see FmK1/4/9]; 'Mr. James Patty...for making the ceiling and the chimney pieces in the evidence room at Badminton, £20 11s'; Washburn 'for teaching the singers at Badminton'; Lady Coventry's funeral; pitch pipe for the singers at Badminton church

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/11  1764

6 vols

Contents:
Planting; farming; garden; deer; Netheravon farm; house and park:- tiling the water house at Swangrove

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/12  1765

6 vols

Contents:
Planting; garden; farming; Netheravon farm; deer; house and park:- repairing the cornice of the house

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/13  1766

5 vols

Contents:
Garden; planting; farming; deer; house and park:- thatching the cell in the park

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/14  1767

7 vols

Contents:
Garden; planting; farming; bailiff; workmen; deer; house and park:- James Paty for 4,000 tile; inoculation of servants; 'fitting up the deer pen at Oldbury'; entertaining tenants at Badminton on the birth of the Marquess of Worcester; making the road towards Bath and planting clumps of firs beside it

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/15  1768

5 vols

Contents:
Garden; planting; bailiff (farming); farming; house and park:- James Patten (sic) for carving two coronets; painting and gilding the stable clock (Wm Jones); building lodge towards Bath

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/16  1769

4 vols

Contents:
Farming; planting; garden:- 'new plantation within the garden'; house and park:- building a little house near the deer pen at Oldbury; hanging a room for papering; books from Oxford for the poor; James Rice for several plans and surveying; gunpowder to fire the cannon (passim)

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/17  1770

5 vols

Contents:
Garden :- refers to 'new garden'; farming; planting (2 vols):- the book for 'altering the verge' is to be paid for by their Graces from 2 state lottery tickets; house and park

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/18  1771

4 vols

Contents:
Farming; garden; planting; house and park:- sturgeon from Tintern; firing cannon; mourning for Lord Botetourt

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/19  1772

4 vols

Contents:
Garden; planting; farming; house and park:- Revd Mr. Penny included among wages from this date; Mr Paty for repairs 'on the top of the house'; digging stone for the new road; carriage of a harpsichord from Gloucester; Mr Rudhall for a bell £12 19s 6d; James Rice for a plan of the lodge on the road towards Bath

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/20  1773

4 vols

Contents:
Planting; garden; farming; house and park:- repairs and building at the portico (Gabriel Viner); thatching the cell and the temple in Swangrove

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/21  1774

4 vols

Contents:
Garden:- James Rice for stone to repair the urn; planting:- 20,000 whitethorn for hedging; 1,000 mountain ash; farming; house and park:- Thomas Paty for a marble slab for a chimney piece; first entries for Blandford Park; sturgeon from Woolaston; salmon from Beachley; thatching the hermitage and sylvan temple; roofing the new rooms at the great house

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/22  1775

4 [...] vo

Contents:
Garden; planting:- 800 birch, 560 ash and 'gorrell', 10,000 whitethorn; farming; house and park:- bathing cradle with a crane; new sundial

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/23  1776

4 vols

Contents:
Garden; planting:- fetching trees from Stoke and Charlton; farming; house and park:- mason's work at the cold bath (Gab. Viner); Jos. Rice for freestone for same; bathing machine from Gloucester; two horses to 'go into the Forest after votes for Mr. Chester'; Jas. Rice taking the elevation of the garden front etc.; sturgeon from Woolaston

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/24  1777

4 vols

Contents:
Garden; farming; planting; house and park:- bills on the election account (no details)

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/25  1778

4 vols

Contents:
Garden; planting :- digging a ha-ha; farming; house and park:- Dan. Pidding making 4 columns for the room over the breakfast parlour; Thos Paty for carving the same

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/26  1779

4 vols

Contents:
Garden:- building the ha-ha wall; planting:- making a slope in the ha-ha; farming; house and park:- marble from Bristol

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/27  1780

4 vols

Contents:
Garden (reference to aloe house); planting; farming; house and park

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/28  1781

4 vols

Contents:
Garden; planting; farming; house and park:- erecting a scaffold at Worcester Lodge, part of the roof being carried away by a hurricane; reference to the new lodge; Mr. Stephens' account of the Bristol election 16s 6d

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/29  1782

4 vols

Contents:
Planting (2 vols):- ha-ha; farming; house and park:- sturgeon from Severn fishery

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/30  1783

5 vols

Contents:
Plantation (2 vols):- 7,500 whitethorn and crab; ha-ha; Garden; farming; house and park:- Mr. Viner setting two marble chimney pieces

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/31  1784

6 vols

Contents:
Plantation; garden; farming (2); house and park(2)

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/32  1785

2 vols

Contents:
Farming; house and park

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/33  1786

4 vols

Contents:
Farming; plantation; garden; house and park:- Charles Viner for marble mason's work about Badminton house [1786-1791 considerable increase in expenditure on building and repairs, mainly Badminton house]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/34  1787

4 vols

Contents:
Plantation (2); garden; farming; house and park:- building Hinnegar Lodge

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/35  1788

4 vols

Contents:
Plantation; garden; farming; house and park:- new lodge; William Lancashire for carving work [of Bath]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/36  1789

4 vols

Contents:
Plantation; garden; farming; house and park:- William Lancashire for carving; Charles Fielder for plasterwork at Badminton house

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/37  1790

5 vols

Contents:
Plantation; garden (2); farming; house and park:- Charles Viner 'statuary' for sundry work; Wm Lancashire for carving and gilding

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/38  1791

4 vols

Contents:
Farming; plantation; garden; house and park:- new stables; making a ha-ha in Robins' walk

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/39  1792-1821

66 vols; 1 bdl

Contents:
Plantation and garden only from this date
Includes plantation and garden vouchers, 1797, one referring to the 'new arch'
[107.1.7,9,10; 402.2.12]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/3/40  1785-1801

1 bdl

Contents:
Wick accounts (Lord Norborne Berkeley Henry Somerset) and vouchers [see also House, Park and Farm accounts] (Wick House, [...] )
Including housekeeper's accounts, 1784-1798, and Agent's abstracts; vouchers; Wick account (Agent's), 1801
[107.1.7,10; K shelf 1/8]

House, Park and Farm Accounts  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Receipts (on the farm account) and payments in the cash books were transferred to the House, Park and Farm accounts where they were analysed under headings:- house, general house, farming, garden, plantations. Totals of receipts (from farming account) and of expenditure were then carried from the House, Park and Farm account to the rental

Agent's draft and copy accounts  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/1  1781-1790

1 vol.

Contents:
House and park account (draft)
[402.2.7]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/2  1790-1804

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
House and park, plantation, garden, Wick (draft); Includes:
1799-1800 'Money sunk to the poor of the parishes of Great and Little Badminton in soup, rice, etc.'; making the ha-ha between the park and Badminton Down; J. Buckwell (foreman of the shops) - a present for 'completing the evidence room to Your Grace's satisfaction'
1801-1802 Wm Lancashire for carving an oak moulding in the library
1802-1803 Jn Chappell for measuring and mapping the common fields of Oldbury and Acton Turville, part of Bodkin Wood and clumps on Badminton Down; Mr. [Henry] Wood [of Bristol] statuary, for repairing and beautifying Sir Charles Somerset's monument in St. James's church, Bristol; bread, cheese and beer for His Grace's company of Volunteer Infantry when sworn; new road in the plantation by Bath Lodge; ha-ha in the Huntsman's Close
1803-1804 Repairs to Stoke House; Fosbrooke's History of Gloucester; sundries for the Yeomanry Cavalry; instructing drummers and fifers of His Grace's company of Volunteer Infantry
[402.2.8]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/3  1804-1815

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
'House and Park account' including garden, plantations, Wick, Stoke repairs (draft)
Includes:
1804-5 Volunteer Infantry; Ruff's History of Cheltenham; Fosbrooke's History of Gloucester; Gloucester City election
1807-1809 Removing the old marble house; [...] ate of old marble to Viner
1808-9 Mr Smith (Bath), carver and gilder £77
Mr Viner (Bath), statuary £79
Mr Hibberd, painter, etc. £127
Mr Messiter, "(continues) £13
Messrs Robson (London) paperhangers £237
Robt Carpenter (Bath) carver 2 guineas
New ha-ha near the orangery
1809-10 Messrs Messiter, painters, £250 (continues to 1814)
Geo. Greenway, plasterer (work in house, church, Worcester Lodge)
(Jas Cox regularly employed as upholsterer to 1840s)
1810-11 salaries of persons attending to Badminton Sunday School starts; Jas Long, carpenters and joiners, for putting roofs etc. on new library, bath and room over His Grace's sitting room, new drawing room; Geo. Greenway, plasterer (to 1814); Jas Darley for surveying the new works
Geo. Carpenter carving oak moulding; Mr Viner, marble mason, for materials and labour to cold and hot baths
1812 Stillman (ironmonger) for iron columns for arcades
Consecration of additional ground to Lt. Badminton churchyard
1813-14 Mr Lucas (Bath) carver and gilder £60; joiners work in lobby and new staircase
Messrs Chenus for stoves for library, new drawing room, lobby by new staircase, arcades, octagon library, hot bath; Stillman - weather-vanes for cupolas; Viner, marble mason, sundry work
1814-15 Jn Chappell for sundry mapping in Oldbury, Tormarton, Didmarton, Acton Turville, Sopworth and Gt. Badminton
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/4  1816-1827

1 vol.

Contents:
House, park, farm, plantation and garden, and Wick accounts, including Stoke building and repairs, and Stoke account, 1821-2 (copy)
1818-19 making a new road against the Bath verge Instruction of Eliz. Dowding at the National Provincial School, Gloucester Thos. Slater for carving arms and ornaments to the new lodge in the park Building two new lodges in the park ( [...] nr kennel) and Badminton Street
1824 new terrace in orange garden including 18 vases, and new basin in same Her grace's School at Didmarton (from 1822) starts
1826 Glos. election expenses - Lord Edward Somerset
Also includes Her Grace's charitable subscriptions
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/5  1827-1838

1 vol.

Contents:
'House and Park account' including farm, garden and plantation, Wick, Stoke House (copy)
[402.2.10]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/6  1838-1852

1 vol.

Contents:
House, park and farm account (copy)
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/7  1852-1866

1 vol.

Contents:
House, park and farm account (copy)
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/8  1866-1899

3 vols

Contents:
House, park and farm accounts (copy)
[Press A]

Fair copies (most audited)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/9  1791-1792

1 vol, 1

Contents:
House, park and farm account
Includes Jn Witchell 2 years schooling the poor children at Sopworth
[107.1.7,10]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/10  1792-1794

1 vol.

Contents:
House, park and farm accounts
Includes: making a ha-ha in the park; 'levelling etc. Hercules Mount'; making a ha-ha at Luckington Lane and by the Plash Pond; thatching the cell in the park, laying moss etc.
[107.1.7,10]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/11  1794-1796

1 vol.

Contents:
House, park and farm accounts
Includes: repairing the Temple in Swangrove Wood (thatcher); resolutions of farmers re selling corn at reduced rates; Bigland's Collections; catching deer at Corsham and bringing them to Badminton
[107.1.7,10]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/12  1797-1806

1 vol.

Contents:
House, park and farm account (for details see draft accounts)
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/13  1806-1820

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
House, park and farm accounts (for details see draft accounts)
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/14  1820-1829

1 vol.

Contents:
House, park farm, garden, plantation, Stoke and Wick accounts
Includes: Lancashire and Walker for a marble chimney-piece and slab (1827); building Tormarton school and cottages (1827)
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/15  1829-1841

1 vol.

Contents:
House, park and farm accounts (including garden, plantation, Stoke, Wick and Ranger's Lodge)
1829-30 planting 75,780 trees, evergreens, gorse plants etc.
1833-5 election expenses
1835 making desks, lesson boards, benches etc. for Horton school
1837-9 new hot water apparatus [see also LEGAL]
1839 Jn Coffey, gilder and polisher Jn Chapman for 4 large stone crests for Bath Lodge
1840 Jas Boobyer [of Bath] for marble soffit and moulding for the waiting hall
1841 Henry Melsom repairing Sir Charles Somerset's monument, Bristol
1840 Brian B. Jones making Doric and Ionic columns - altering staircase and fixing columns
James Cox - paper-hanging; putting up gold mouldings (much interior decoration in house and lodges undertaken 1840-41)
1841 new stables and granary carriage from London of centrepiece of the new fountain (refers to the basin at the East front)
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/4/16  1841-1855

1 vol.

Contents:
House, park and farm accounts (including plantation and garden)
1842 Jn Humberstone for carving two imperial crowns for frames of pictures of George III and Queen Charlotte and of the Queen and Prince of Wales and Duke of York brought from Stoke
1842-3 members of His Grace's band for practising music
Keep for Adrian Hennig's[bandmaster] child when sent to the Union workhouse [see HOUSEHOLD]
Lodging Mr Redle the[new] bandmaster
Refreshment for 13 musicians of His Grace's band (and references passim)
Turned bells for ornaments to furniture in the Chinese rooms, and tools for J. Coffey
1844 frame for His Grace's portrait by Winterhalter
1845 Lord Worcester's coming-of-age
James Cox papering various rooms in the house
1847 S. Partridge attending the singing class at Badminton
Henry Wood [Bristol], marble mason, for repairing Lady Edward Somerset's monument in Badminton church
1850 music books for the school
1853 Sergeant Jones practising music with the band and loading goods with the cavalry at Cheltenham
[Press A]

Farming accounts  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/5/1  1784-1791

1 vol.

Contents:
'Mr Bryan's [Agent] farming account', 1784-1790; also includes house and park account, 1790-91 (copy of the annual accounts)
[107.1.9]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/5/2  1790-1811

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Farming accounts (Agent's copy)
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/5/3  1805-1848

42 vols

Contents:
Bailiff's annual farming accounts (mainly labour) (cash books)
[107.1.7,8,10; 107.5; Press A; Press F]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/5/4  1792-1793

8

Contents:
Weekly granary accounts (incomplete series)
[109.2.17]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/5/5  1835-1877

7 vols

Contents:
Granary accounts (weekly until 1853, then monthly) (cash account)
From 1853 includes malthouse
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/5/6  1822-1831

8 vols

Contents:
Bailiff's supplementary house accounts
Includes peas, beans, meat, cats, barley, hay etc. from the home farm supplied to Badminton house and Heythrop house
[107.1.7,10; 402.2.16,17; Press F]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/5/7  1817-1839

1 vol., 6

Contents:
Bailiff's miscellaneous accounts and memoranda (mowing, calves, chaff etc.)
[107.1.7,10,20]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/5/8  1862-1877

1 vol.

Contents:
Farm stock accounts
Increase/decrease (slaughtered, sold, killed by hounds etc.) of cattle, sheep and pigs at Badminton Farm
[Box C bay C]

Wood accounts (carried to rentals)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/6/1  (1708)-1745

1

Contents:
Wood cut and sold from woods 'in Inglestone Common in Hawkesbury...from a survey of Great and Little Badminton by Mr. Gilmer 1708'
[See MAPS AND PLANS]
[501 M14 1]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/6/2  1786-1851

3 vols

Contents:
Wood account ledgers, 1786-97, 1797-1819, 1832-1851, Glos. and Wilts including Stoke
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/6/3  1792-1812

2 vols, 3

Contents:
Wood accounts (oak and oak bark), Glos. and Wilts (including Stoke), (receipts)
[100.7.9]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/6/4  1796-1818

1 vol.

Contents:
Glos. and Wilts (including Stoke) wood account cash book
At end reversed: account of new and old rents, 1800-2
[Press F]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/6/5  1805-1816

1 vol., 2

Contents:
Agent's account of timber saved
Refers to new stable and cottages, 1807-15, and to 'new building at the house, 1806-1
[100.7. 10;107 (misc.) ]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/6/6  1827

1 vol.

Contents:
Account of quantity of timber cut (oak, elm, fir etc.) where, and to whom sold or how used
[Press A]

Building accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also: Cash Books (esp. 'My Lord Duke's book' Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB3/2/1); Accounts subsidiary to the rentals - weekly labour book, 1745-47 (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB3/3/1) ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL - Agent's memoranda (1660s)-1714 (401.1.1); Accounts and financial papers: Building accounts, 1779-1818; FAMILY: 4th Duchess's papers]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/7/1  c.1746

2

Contents:
Estimate for iron work, carpenters' work, plumbers' work and masons' work (detailed) [for Worcester Lodge; not in Kent's hand]
Endorsed 'Qy Worcester Lodge F[rancis] W[edge][Agent 1833-1850]'
[These estimates and the following account came from the Estate Office, not the Muniment Room, and were found together]
Total of estimate £721
[Box C bdl 3]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/7/2  1748

6

Contents:
Weekly workmen's accounts (Nov.-Dec.) probably kept by the surveyor of the works [? William Banks]
Includes names, trades, no. of days employed, wages (but no details of work done), including 8 carpenters [5 also appear in D2700/QB3/3/1] 5 joiners, 8 sawyers, 3 smiths, 3 plumbers, 21 masons, 7 tilers, 3 tile diggers, 2 lime burners, 7 wood corders, 3 brickmakers, 9 labourers, 1 wheeler, and carters, carriers, and hauliers
(1 labourer is specified as 'in the house' or 'housework', 1 labourer 'at the new building', 1 tiler 'task at Netheravon')
Endorsed on 5-12 Nov. with number of men who may be discharged next week, 'and the week following as many others as your Grace pleases'
[Found with estimate above among Didmarton papers from Estate Office]
[Box C bdl 3]
[Badminton Agent's accounts for the building of the church [see also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL Accounts and financial papers: Building accounts (D2700/QA2/5/1-5)]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/7/3  1783

1 vol.

Contents:
Agent's account of lime and brick kilns, freestone and other material, carriage and sundries for building Badminton church, and minor repairs to Little Badminton church
Claimed in the rental (exclusive of sums paid by the 5th Duke by drafts on Hoare)
[403.2.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/7/4  1783-1785

3 vols

Contents:
Agent's account for the building of Badminton church, claimed in the 1783-4 rentals
Includes payments to Charles Evans (architect), Thomas Harrys (builder), William Pritchard (plasterer) and William Turner (freestone); Bristol bills: deals, oak, lead, iron; Vigor & Co. for glass for church windows; Harford Partridge & Co.for iron window frames etc.; sundry bills: sending a model of church windows to Gloucester; Francis Grinway for cutting inscriptions on monuments; Charles Viner, mason; Mr. Rudhall for two new bells; consecration of Great Badminton church and Little Badminton churchyard
[403.2.2-4]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/7/5  1783-1785

2 vols

Contents:
Thomas Harrys's account of weekly payments for work done at Great Badminton church
Including wages of masons, marble masons, brick-layers, carpenters, labourers, polisher, sawyers, slater, lime-burners, quarrymen; materials and carriage
Paid by the Badminton Agent
[403.2.5a,b]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/7/6  c.1853

1

Contents:
'Bills and expenses in building a new coach house, stable, scullery with footmen's rooms', etc.
[Box J bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/7/7  1877-1879

1 vol.

Contents:
Agent's building accounts for new stables (Marquess of Worcester)
[Box K bdl 12]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/7/8  1882-1883

1 vol.

Contents:
Agent's accounts and vouchers for rebuilding stable, and for a new porch at the 'step door', Badminton [...] House
[Box K bdl 12]

Miscellaneous 19th century accounts  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/8/1  1819-1835

1 vol.

Contents:
Agent's ledger of tithes received from tenants, and disbursements
[107.5.22]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/8/2  1820

4 sml vols

Contents:
Accounts and abstract of beer delivered on the farming, shop, garden and miscellaneous accounts
[406.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/8/3  1837-1849

1 bdl

Contents:
Copy and draft estimates of general receipts and payments, and related copy correspondence and papers
[300.2.1-4]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/8/4  1845-1849

1 bdl

Contents:
Stable accounts and vouchers; also includes list of horses and stable inventory, 1845
[Box B bdl 10]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/8/5  1875-1881

1 vol.

Contents:
Coach stable: fortnightly account of wages
Inside front cover, 'G. Brown, Badminton'
[G shelf 2]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/8/6  1864-1905

1 vol.

Contents:
Garden: monthly labour account (no details except from 1864-5)
[Box D bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/8/7  1859-1898

3 vols

Contents:
Tradesmen's ledgers (materials, services etc. purchased)
Includes Stoke estate
[Estate Office]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/8/8  1845-1902

9 vols

Contents:
Timber Yard time books (men's wages and how employed):
1845-1851, 1852-1857, 1857-1861, 1862-1867, 1867-1876, 1876-1885, 1885-1893, 1893-1898, 1898-1902
[Estate Office]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/8/9  1879-1894

6 sml vols

Contents:
Badminton [...] standards bank pass books
[Octagon room]

Vouchers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/9/1  1738

1

Contents:
Voucher for hop bags
[300.3.2]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/9/2  1783-1788

1

Contents:
Receipted bill of John Banner, plumber, London, for work done at Badminton House: marble basins for water closets
Agent's comment: basins very dear and still to small; it was Banner's fault that he had to go to Badminton so often - the job was badly done
[K shelf 2/17]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/9/3  1797

1

Contents:
Vouchers for oatmeal
[304.103.5(c)]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/9/4  1801-1803

3 bdls

Contents:
Agent's receipted weekly accounts for shops, farm, garden and Stoke, Oct.-Dec., 1801, April-June, 1802, March-May, 1803
[304.103.3 (1-3)]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/9/5  1832

1

Contents:
Carriage of stone tile to Troy
[304.103.5(a)]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/9/6  1841-1850

1 bdl

Contents:
Vouchers to the garden accounts
Including labour, equipment, plants, trees, seed and sundries
[relate to Cash Books; see also D2700/QB4/1/13]
[304.103.4]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/9/7  1859-1861

1 bdl

Contents:
Duplicate receipts for quit rents, Littleton Drew, Oldbury and Sopworth
[Box K bdl 10]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/9/8  1897-1898

2

Contents:
Account for medical attendance (Dr. Wickham of Tetbury)
[Box K bdl 17]

Agent's financial papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/10/1  1817

1

Contents:
Appointment of William Morgan as receiver of rents of the Duke's estates in Gloucestershire mortgaged 1813: to be responsible for paying interest on further mortgages
[Box 52 bdl 3]

[no title]  D2700/QB3/10/2  1819

1 sml vol.

Contents:
'Mr. Ludlow's [Auditor] memoranda, audit 1819', Badminton
Including notes of deeds deposited in the evidence room
[Box B bay C]

AGENT'S CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL]

General  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/1  (1658)-1698

1 vol., 2

Contents:
Badminton Steward's memoranda, compiled c.1689 with additions to 1698
Including purchases of woods and farms in Hawkesbury and Old Sodbury (1658)-1698; Old Sodbury tithes; building and repairs at [Coombes End Farm], Old Sodbury; timber felled, grass mowed, corn reaped
[107.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/2  1780-1812

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's iventories of furniture and fixtures
Including Swangrove, 1793, 1800; Portcullis Inn, Badminton, 1780, 1794; Vicarage House, Badminton, 1800; Didmarton House, 1788
[Box J bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/3  1789-1796

3 sml vols

Contents:
Thomas Bryan's [Agent] memoranda books
Including tenancy; wood accounts and memoranda; boundary of Horton and Lt. Badminton manors
[107. 5. 14]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/4  1827-1833

10 bdls

Contents:
6th Duke's letters to Badminton Agent, William Gent wood (and also a few from the Duchess, Lord Granville Somerset and Lady H. Blanche Somerset), and the Agent's draft and copy replies
Arranged in chronological bundles; includes general estate and some electoral business
Also includes statement to the Charity Commissioners about Badminton Hospital and school; new plantations; compiling list of 'deserving poor' (1827); letters from Lord William Somerset about tithes and [...] Tormaton school (1827-9); death of 5th Duchess at Stoke, and funeral arrangements (1828); purchase of a herd of deer from Pinkney Park; decline in number of deer since 1794 and Stinchcombe's mismanagement (1829); Gloucestershire election (1830); Lord FitzRoy has given the Duke 3 large chests of hot-house plants which he has received from the East Indies; Bristol riots (1831); Reform Act; West Glos. Division election (1832)
[511.14.1-9]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/5  1827-c.1890

1 bdl

Contents:
Inventories of fixtures, furniture and effects belonging to the Duke (farm houses, cottages, tilery etc.)
Includes Swangrove, 1827; Dunkirk Inn, 1830; Badminton inn, 1830, 1848
[Box J bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/6  1828

2

Contents:
Adam Murray's report, addressed to the Marquess of Worcester, on the timber and plantations at Badminton (and copy)
Concerning general management; refers to intended plantations on the north and east of the park
[Box K bdl 4]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/7  1828-1829

1

Contents:
Account of number of trees planted in Badminton park and surrounding woods: place, variety, number ( c. 51,000 see also House, Park and Farm accounts)
[Box K bdl 4]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/8  1828-1829

3

Contents:
Agent's correspondence and miscellaneous papers, including statement about the increase of consumption of meat, flour, coal, oats etc. when the family resided at Badminton, 1828-9
[107.5]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/9  1833-1835

11

Contents:
6th Duke's letters to the Agent, Francis Wedge; general estate business; visit of Prince of Prussia, August 1844
[Gd1/13]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/10  (1794)-1837

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to deer and venison [see also GAME; SPORT; Agent's correspondence with the 6th Duke, especially 5 June, 1829, reporting on the state of the park since 1794 - some of these documents probably accompanied the letter (D2700/QB4/1/4)]
Including number of deer killed, 1794-99, and how disposed of; park-keeper's fees for venison, 1800; venison lists, 1827-37; park-keeper's fees and salary, and the Duke's instructions thereon, 1800; number of deer in the park, 1800, 1829; letter to the Agent about the purchase of deer from Cranborne Chase, and prices, 1829 [see also D2700/QB4/1/4]; memorandum of agreement with William Eels, park-keeper, 1835 [see also OTHER AGREEMENTS]
[Box J bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/11  1837-1840

2

Contents:
Copy return to the National Society about Badminton schools, 1837; expenditure of the Duke on Badminton highways
[F drawer 1/3]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/12  1838

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to Major Arthur Shakespeare's debts, including inventory of effects at Boxwell and Sheriff's bill of sale
[300.3.3]
Correspondence and papers of Richard Salter, assistant to the Badminton Agent, who also acted as librarian in the house, compiled notes on the history of the family for the Duchess, copied documents for her, began sorting the family papers in the evidence room, and took inventories of pictures and prints

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/13  1825-1854

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate papers, correspondence, accounts and vouchers
Includes John Chappell's notes on the proposed new entrance to the house, 1825; will of Thos Shellard, Acton Turville, labourer, 1826; certificate of discharge of Elisha Chappell, Sherston, from the army
[107.5.20; National Library of Wales 14440]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/14  1826-1827

1 bdl

Contents:
Out-letter book: estate business - mainly concerned with settling the affairs of the late Agent, Thomas Bryan, and loose draft correspondence and papers
[107.5.16]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/15  1827-1845

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers (estate and personal)
Includes genealogical details of the Coombs family, Acton Turville, relations of Reuben Coombs who died in the army in India, 1844
[304.103.4]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/16  1830-1839

1 bdl

Contents:
Correspondence, memoranda and a few vouchers
Includes letter from J. Lucas, Bristol, to the Duke, offering his 'museum' to the Duke (declined) and referring to the Duke's own 'museum'
[107.5.17]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/17  1840-1851

3 sml vols

Contents:
Salter's estate diary and memoranda books
[107.5.15]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/18  c.1840-1849

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers, correspondence, accounts and some vouchers
Including letters from William Thane [cleaned miniatures see 9th Duchess's papers (FmQ4/4/1)] about an action brought by him against the Duke, 1841-3; comparison between the Badminton and Berkeley kennel establishments, 1841; Adam Murray to make a new survey of the Gloucestershire estate [see D2700/QB1/5 ], 1841; letter from Thane about impressions from the copper plates that Thane has had printed, and wishing that Her Grace would compile or have compiled a history of the Beaufort family; referring to Mr Wyatt 'the Duke's architect' (1841); death of A. Hennig [the Duke's bandmaster] in Germany where he had returned for his health - has left an orphan son 'wholly unprovided for', 1842; letter from J.J. Wedge enclosing a letter about the Marquess of Worcester's interview with Salomon de Caus [see 7th Duchess's papers (Fm01/15/6)], 1843; copy made by Salter of the description of Stoke from Bishop Pococke's travels, 1764 [see Lord Botetourt's papers FmS/G/4/23]; Estcourt's papers brought to Badminton August 1815 (1847)
[107.5.18]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/19  1833-1854

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence, papers and accounts, including some personal correspondence
Including programme of the Chippenham Harmonic Society concert, 1853
[107.5.19]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/20  1817-1852

1 sml vol., 1 bdl

Contents:
Salter's diary, 1848-52, and miscellaneous lists and inventories, personal papers and correspondence, printed Parliamentary reports etc. 'taken from Mr. Salter's desk'
Includes entries in diary about teaching Lady Edith to write and Lady Emily to cipher (and also Lady Henrietta and Lady Geraldine); deposit and production of documents from evidence room; church-warden and overseer's business; work in the library in the house; tracing and copying tithe maps etc.; sending portfolio of 'royal letters' (FmC3/4) to Duchess, and copying documents; making a catalogue of the Curiosity Room[D2700/RA1/3/1], of engravings in the portfolio [D2700/RA1/5/3] etc.; copying pedigree for the Duchess; notes on Somerset family pedigree and portraits
[107.5.20]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/21  (1853)-1896

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's (John Thompson) miscellaneous estate papers, including schedule of increase in rents c.1860s; miscellaneous precedents, forms, agreements
[508.16.1; Box K bdl 13]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/22  1868

2

Contents:
Agent's papers: draft addresses presented to the Duke and the Marquess of Worcester on the coming-of-age of the Marquess, by the tenant farmers of the Badminton and Stoke estates
[Box K bdl 11]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/23  1870-1892

4

Contents:
Fire insurance policies (farms)
[307.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/24  1896-1899

3 vols

Contents:
Out-letter books of the Agent, S.H. Cowper-Coles
[Box B bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/1/25  1896-1898

2 bdls

Contents:
Schedules of deeds; schedules of lands in hand [probably relating to the settlement and mortgage of the estate, 1898 see SETTLEMENTS]
[Box K bdl 16,18]

Agent's bundles relating to particular parishes  [no ref. or date]

Acton Turville  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Tormarton]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/2/1  (1741)-1812

1 bdl

Contents:
Thomas Bryan's papers (bundles compiled c.1812); includes some for Tormarton
Includes memoranda about glebe and tithes; exchanges of lands; number of trees on the manor and summary valuation, 1791-3 [see also SURVEYS AND VALUATIONS]
[Box A bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/2/2  1869-1870

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers and correspondence about the Order in Council separating the chapelry of Acton Turville from Tormarton and creating a separate parish, 1870; exchange of land between the vicar and the Duke of Beaufort
[Box A bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/2/3  1887-1910

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to the vicarage, and to the resignation of the incumbent because of debt, 1909
[Box A bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/2/4  1898-1900

3

Contents:
Water supply: laying main by West Glos. Water Co. to Acton Turville and Badminton, and note of construction of reservoir, 1894
[Box A bdl 2]

Great Badminton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/3/1  1745-1793

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's memoranda, including 'hay at Badminton, 1745'
[Box B bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/3/2  [1825]

1

Contents:
Note about proposed new entrance to the North gateway of Badminton House [by Jn Chappell see D2700/QB4/1/13]
[Drawer 32/8]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/3/3  1831-1855

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers
Includes letter from Lord G.H. Somerset about the appointment of a gamekeeper, 1831; measurement of schools n.d.; sale particulars - household furniture and effects of A. Hennig [Duke's late band-master], 1842; balloting for allotment gardens, 1855
[Box B bdl 3]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/3/4  1842-1845

4

Contents:
Inventories of plants, tools etc., Badminton gardens
[Box J bdl 5]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/3/5  1845-1853

2 sml vols

Contents:
Inventories of horses and the contents of the stables [see also Miscellaneous 19th Century Accounts (D2700/QB3/8/4)]
[Box J bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/3/6  (1871)-1898

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers
Includes timber sales (1871)-1879; auctioneer's accounts; plan of Hebden Farm well and analysis of water; R.D.C. certificates relating to water supply to cottages, 1898
[Box B bdl 3]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/3/7  1887

1 bdl

Contents:
'List of people who were invited to the Jubilee entertainments 21 June 1887' (employees and wives)
Includes printed 'form of thanksgiving and prayer'; Jubilee hymn; invitation card to dinner at the Orangery; newspaper account of festivities
[Box B bdl 11]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/3/8  (1865)-1882

3

Contents:
Fire insurance policies (House, church, Portcullis Hotel)
[Box B bdl 12]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/3/9  1863

1

Contents:
Memorandum that the Wellingtonia facing the lodge near the New Road Gate was planted by Lady Blanche Somerset, 10 March, the morning of the Prince of Wales' marriage
[Box B bdl 12]

Didmarton and Oldbury-on-the-Hill  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/4/1  1849-1898

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's (John Thompson's) miscellaneous correspondence and papers
Includes glebe exchange, 1867-8; proposed purchases by the Duke; estmate for repairs and improvements to Oldbury windmill, 1851, and estimate of weight and value of machinery, 1860; rules of Didmarton Reading Room c. 1880
[Box C bdl 11]

Hawkesbury, Little Badminton, Horton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/5/1  c.1735-1740

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers
Includes 'Hawkesbury terriers' of farms, and Duke's purchases and exchanges; 'Hawkesbury exchange' [see TITLE DEEDS]; 'plan of Widow Ally's house'; petition from inhabitants of Hillesley that John Shipton should have a licence to keep a public house, 1740
[100.3.6]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/5/2  1794-c.1834

1 bdl, 1 vol.

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers, mainly relating to poor rate
Includes copy Hawkesbury poor rate assessment 1826, updated to c.1834
[100.3.6; 107.5.25; Box D bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/5/3  1825

1

Contents:
Minutes of the perambulation of Hawkesbury parish
[100.3.6]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/5/4  1826-1847

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers
Including surveys, 1826, 1840-41; extract from deed of covenants 1844, about the care of Lord Edward Somerset's tower [see TITLE DEEDS]; memorandum from inclosure commissioners about the boundary of the manor and tithing of Kilcott, 1841
[Box D bdl 4]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/5/5  1850-1895

1 bdl, 1

Contents:
John Thompson's papers
Includes Midland Railway, Bristol and Birmingham branch timetable, 1852; latter from incumbent about the distress of the poor of Hillesley, 1854; police report to the Duke about a disturbance at Upton Baptist Chapel, and petition from freeholders and voters of Hawkesbury to the Duke for the removal of Shadrach Byfield from his post of custodian of the Monument for his part in the disturbance, 1853; Hillesley Farm exchange, 1860-1; correspondence and accounts of Hawkesbury and Hillesley National Schools and parochial charities, 1860-77; papers and correspondence about proposed new burial ground, Hawkesbury, 1871-5, and church restoration (including plan), 1882-4; copy rules of Hawkesbury court leet, and presentments, 1890; printed rules of Hawkesbury Institute and Working Men's Club, 1892; Hillesley allotments, 1895
[Box D bdl 5]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/5/6  1897

1

Contents:
Valuation of fixtures at the Portcullis Inn, Hillesley
[Box K bdl 19]

Little Sodbury; Old Sodbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/6/1  1797-1809

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate papers including surveys, valuation and plan of Lyegrove Farm. 1797-8, relating to proposed purchase by the Duke; notice of perambulation of boundaries of manors of Little, Old Sodbury and Chipping Sodbury, 1809; valuation of lands taken by the Commissioners of Sodbury District Roads in Tormarton for digging stones
[Box E bdl 3]

Tormarton and West Littleton  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Acton Turville]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/7/1  1771-1805

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers (including some for Acton Turville)
Includes gamekeeper's deputation, Tormarton, West Littleton and Acton Turville, 1771; surveys and memoranda about farm rents, 1792-1805
[Box E bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/7/2  1830-1848

5

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers (including some for Acton Turville)
[Box E bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/7/3  1851-1894

1 bdl

Contents:
John Thompson's papers (incl. Acton Turville)
Inventories and valuations; extract from Rural Sanitary Authority inspector's report and notices about overcrowding, 1874; copy petition of voters to R.S.A. about obtaining allotments from the Duke, 1887
[Box E bdl 7]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/7/4  1873-4

2

Contents:
Diocesan surveyor's report on the rectory and glebe buildings (addressed to the Agent)
[Box E bdl 9]

Littleton Drew  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/8/1  (1767)-1813

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's memoranda, tenancy agreements and valuations (1767)-1809, and reference to values 'as per new map' [D2700/QB17/10/2 (1785)] copy glebe terrier (1783) and case for counsel's opinion about the modus paid to the rector, 1807; trespass case, 1808-13; sale particulars and related papers, Mr. Brickwood's farm (112a.), 1810
[Box F bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/8/2  1830-1850

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers
Includes copy land tax assessment, 1837; school site, 1848-1850 (conveyed by the Duke to trustees)
[Box F bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/8/3  1851-1894

1 bdl

Contents:
John Thompson's correspondence and papers
Includes purchases and exchanges by the Duke; inventories and valuations; memo of deposit in the muniment room, 1886, of the inclosure award (1847)
[Box F bdl 3]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/8/4  1875-1896

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's correspondence and papers about the churchyard, parsonage, tithe rent charge, and school
Includes dispute between the incumbent and a churchwarden
[Box F bdl 4]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/8/5  (1832)-1847

5

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to poor and highway rates
Includes copy valuation of parish (1842) for poor rate
[Box F bdl 5]

Sherston and Luckington  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/9/1  1745-1811

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's miscellaneous papers
Includes valuation of the estate, including Wick and Luckley farms, purchased by the Duke from Sir Abraham Elton, 1745 [see TITLE DEEDS]; land purchased by the turnpike commissioners for road widening, Luckington, 1788; memoranda, plans, valuations and tenancy agreements, 1798-1811; sale particulars, 1799
[Box G bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/9/2  1820-1849

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's miscellaneous papers
Includes memorandum of agreement for the purchase of The Muzzles (Luckington), and schedule of title deeds (1755)-1842 [see TITLE DEEDS]
[Box G bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/9/3  1851-1891

1 bdl

Contents:
John Thompson's papers
Includes a letter about the invention of an 'elliptic cannon'; descent of property purchased from Holbrow family, 1875 [see TITLE DEEDS]; reports on the probability of finding coal at Luckington, 1876-7
[Box G bdl 3]

Sopworth  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB4/10/1  (1871)-1897

1 bdl

Contents:
Statement of accounts for Sopworth School, 1897, and memorandum (1871) about subscriptions to the school
[Box K bdl 19]

LEGAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/1  c.1612-1626

1

Contents:
Draft answer and disclaimer of Elly Halsnoth, one of the defandants in a Chancery suit, to the bill of Edward, Earl of Worcester concerning a messuage and lands, the Layne Lease (6a.) and the Old Street (4a.) leased to the defendant by Nicholas Boteler, in manor of Gt Badminton; common rights in Hawkesbury of tenants of Lt. Badminton; will of William Boteler, deceased, and incumbrances on the estate
[see also MANORIAL]
[107.1.24]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/2  1628-1674

2 bdls

Contents:
'Marquess of Worcester's bills, answers etc. against Boteler etc. concerning the lordship of Great and Little Badminton'
Edward Boteler claimed that the 1612 conveyances were intended only as a mortgage, and that the Earl of Worcester allowed Nicholas Boteler for many years to continue in possession
This was denied by the Marquess who stated that the estate was settled on Sir Thomas Somerset in 1617, who then settled it to the use of himself and his heirs, 1629; it descended to his daughter Elizabeth on his death, and she conveyed it to Lord Herbert, 1655 [ see TITLE DEEDS]
Includes draft and copy deeds and legal papers (1610)-1651; abstract of title (1609)-1628
[200.1.18,19,56; Fa2/9]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/3  1682

1

Contents:
Duke of Beaufort v. Cater: purchase of Old Sodbury parsonage and Coombes End farm
Statement of Robert Webb
[508.101.4]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/4  (1738)-1741

2

Contents:
Didmarton and Oldbury: two letters to the Duke (as patron) about a consistory court case concerning the levying of a church rate on a Quaker
[Box C bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/5  1768-1770

1 bdl

Contents:
Papers of Samuel Stokes, attorney and steward of Tidenham and Woolaston and Grumbald's Ash Hundred
Indictment of Didmarton overseer for disobeying the order of Cross Hands petty sessions for the relief of Charlotte Jones and her child, and related papers
[Fc1/11]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/6  (1664)-1791

1 bdl

Contents:
Disputes between the Duke and the Lady of the Manor of Horton about the bounds of the manor, and sporting rights claimed by the Duke as lord of the Hundred of Grumbald's Ash
Includes Duke planting ash trees on the waste of Horton manor as lord of Grumbald's Ash Hundred' to keep remembrance of the old ash tree which grew near that spot and from which the Hundred took that name'; case for counsel's opinion about the perambulation of the manor, 1791, and boundary disputes; case for counsel's opinion as to the Duke's claim to sporting rights, 1791
[Fb2/7; 200.1.83; Box D bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/7  late 18th cent

2

Contents:
Notice by Duke of Beaufort and other lords of Glos. and Wilts manors of determination to prosecute offenders under the Game Laws
[702.1.2]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/8  1794-1797

1 bdl

Contents:
Case for counsel's opinion and suit papers in case of trespass on the Duke's estate and destruction of game
[200.1.83]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/9  1801

1

Contents:
Case for counsel's opinion on refusal of a tenant of the Duke's estate to quit a farm
[Box A bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/10  (1649)-1803

1

Contents:
Copy case and opinions, 1765, 1803, about the right of presentation to the rectory of Frampton Cotterell (a share of which descended to the Duke from the Berkeley family), and the value of Sir Robert Buxton's share which the Duke wants to purchase
[Fd2/4]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/11  1805

1

Contents:
Bond from Edmund Miller, Sherston, glazier, not to sport over His Grace's estates and estates of Estcourt Creswell
[603.2.31 (23)]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/12  1835-1847

1 bdl

Contents:
Hunting controversies"
Between 7th Duke and Mr. Horlock over coverts (schedule) claimed by the Badminton Hunt, including statement of the Duke's case with a brief history of the Badminton Hunt; correspondence and copy correspondence; Badminton Hunt minutes; statement of Horlock's case; minutes of Horlock's hunt; also includes hunting dispute involving Lord Gifford's Hunt (Vale of White Horse Hunt), including (printed) 'The Berkshire Hounds: correspondence etc. as to the dispute between Lord Gifford and Mr. Morland' (London, 1845)
[702.2.3]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/13  1837-1838, 1849

1 bdl

Contents:
Case papers, Agent's correspondence, papers and vouchers relating to the installation of a hot water heating apparatus in Badminton House by S.T. Welch [see also MAPS AND PLANS]
[Box B bdl 9 [...]; 304.103.5a]

[no title]  D2700/QB5/14  1841-1846

6 boxes, 1 vol

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Contents:
Duke of Beaufort v. Joseph Neeld, and v. William Taylor, about the Duke's claim to Duneley Gorse woodland (nr Littleton Drew) and the inclosure of Littleton Drew
Neeld agreed to inclosure (1838); William Taylor was appointed commissioner to carry it out (completed 1839); Neeld wanted to acquire Duneley Gorse wood by way of exchange with the Duke who at first agreed but then withdrew his consent; by mistake the wood was included in exchanges with Neeld. In 1840 the Duke began an action of trespass, and Neeld brought a counter-suit; the Duke began a suit against Neeld and Taylor, 1840; in 1842 the Duke appealed to the House of Lords
[201.1.5-6; drawer 14/2/2]

PARLIAMENTARY  [no ref. or date]

Local Acts (including Stoke and Stapleton)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB6/1/1  1828-1834

2

Contents:
Bristol to Coalpit Heath Tramroad Acts (1828 Act annotated)
[I drawer 2/40, 45]

[no title]  D2700/QB6/1/2  1836-1842

1, 1 vol

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Contents:
Bristol and Gloucester Railway Co. (further powers) Act (annotated), 1842; plan & [...] 1836
[I drawer 2/51] Octagon Room]

[no title]  D2700/QB6/1/3  1845-1846

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's railway papers and correspondence
Includes Brecon, Abergavenny and Monmouth Junction Railway prospectus; London, Bristol and South Wales Direct Railway (schedules and plan), 1845; London, Bristol and South Wales Junction Railway (correspondence and papers), 1846; Wilts and Gloucester Junction Railway (prospectus and plan), 1846; printed report by James Walker to the Admiralty on the projected railway bridge across the Severn at Aust or Old Passage, and report of Thomas Fulljames of Gloucester, referring to evidence before the Select Committee on Post Office communications with Ireland on the volume of traffic via the Old Passage
[Ed4/13; Box K bdl 9]

[no title]  D2700/QB6/1/3a  1810-1889

3 bdls.

Contents:
Coleford, Monmouth, Usk & Pontypool Railway
[Solicitors' papers]

[no title]  D2700/QB6/1/4  1884-1899

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to local Bills and Acts
Includes West Gloucestershire Water Company Acts, 1884, 1887, 1899
[I drawer 2/88, 91; Box K bdl 14]

[no title]  D2700/QB6/1/5  1896-1900

2 bdls (1 [...] vol

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Contents:
Agent's papers relating to the G.W.R. (South Wales and Bristol Direct Railway) Bill
Includes plans, correspondence and papers, including proposed branch line to Badminton House, and hotel, Acton Turville. Badminton [...] station roads & bridges, Badminton Hunt district.
[Box A bay C: Box A bdl 2; Box K bdl 14; 1010.1.4]
Octagon Room

[no title]  D2700/QB6/1/6  1893-1901

1 bdl, 1 vol

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Contents:
Bristol Extension Acts
Includes Bill, 1897; petitions against, including the Duke of Beaufort; minutes of evidence; Avonmouth [...] Dock Extension, 1893
[F drawer 1/5; Box K bdl 14]
Octagon Room

General  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB6/2/1  1765-1841

1 bdl

Contents:
Badminton Agent's papers
Including Acts, Bills, evidence etc. relating to the preservation of fish, cultivation of potatoes, poor relief, game laws etc; notice in London Gazette of appointment of Marquess of Worcester as Cornet and Sub-Lieutenant of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards, 1841; instructions to 1841 census enumerators
[107.5.23]

PURCHASE AND SALE  [no ref. or date]

General  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/1/1  1872-1887

1 vol.

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Contents:
'Gloucestershire Conveyances no. 1' (by and to the Duke)
Copy conveyances with plans, including Tidenham and Woolaston estate, 1872
[F drawer 2/7]

Particular parishes  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also AGENT'S CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/2/1  1846

1 bdl

Contents:
Acton Turville and Tormarton: Agent's correspondence and papers relating to the purchase of the late Miss Dorney's glebe land at Acton Turville, and tithe rent charge
[Box A bdl 3]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/2/2  1829-1867

1 bdl

Contents:
Didmarton and Oldbury: [see also TENANCY: General]
Sale particulars and related correspondence and papers, including Oldbury windmill, 1829
[Box C bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/2/3  1737-1743

3

Contents:
Hawkesbury:
Memorandum of sale by William Symons to the Duke of Stonehill Wood, Whitewell Lease, Moor Lease Common and the Wash Pool, 1737; declaration that the Duke holds the property in trust for Timothy Thomas, 1743
[Fa1/5]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/2/4  1834-1881

1 bdl

Contents:
Hawkesbury; Horton:
Sale particulars (including timber), some annotated with selling price, including the Kilcott Estate, 1849; Grighstone Farm, Horton, 1873; Horton Bushes Farm, 1878
[1020.6; Box D bdl 8]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/2/5  1878

1

Contents:
Chipping Sodbury :
Sale account for brewing plant etc. belonging to the Duke of Beaufort
[107.11.4]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/2/6  1797-1798

1 bdl

Contents:
Old and Little Sodbury:
Lygrove Farm papers, relating to the proposed sale by D. Hartley to the Duke, including survey and valuations, rough plans, schedules, correspondence [see also TITLE DEEDS]
[107.1.4]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/2/7  1841-1858

4

Contents:
Littleton Drew:
Sale particulars relating to 157a. estate, (annotated with purchasers and bids), 1841; Brown's Close, 1858
[Box F bdl 7]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/2/8  1831-1897

1 bdl

Contents:
Sherston and Luckington:
Sale particulars including Silkwood (Sherston) 1831, and statement of customs relating to Silkwood, 1838; Hebden Farm etc., 1887
[1020.6; 107.5.23; Box G bdl 5; Box C bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/2/9  1836-1891

6

Contents:
Sopworth:
Sale particulars, including Sopworth House - library, works of art, coins and medals, porcelain, furniture etc. (late Revd R. T. Coates)
[100.8; Box G bdl 10]

Timber sales  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also AGENT'S CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS]

[no title]  D2700/QB7/3/1  1842

1 bdl


Related information: [See also Particular parishes - Hawkesbury and Horton]

Contents:
'Timber papers'
Sale particulars, catalogues (some annotated with bids), and related papers and correspondence - Badminton estate timber sale
[100.8; Box K bdl 7]

TENANCY  [no ref. or date]

General  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/1/1  (1713)-1814

1 vol


Related information: [1747-1784 see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB3/2/5]

Contents:
Glos. and Wilts lease book (register of leases) (1713)-1809, with comments to 1814
Includes Stoke and Stapleton from 1789
[107.5.4]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/1/2  1771-1795

1 vol.

Contents:
Glos. and Wilts leases 'no. 1' [no. 2 was Tidenham and Woolaston leases] (register of Badminton estate and Netheravon leases)
[F drawer 2/18]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/1/3  1572-1729

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases (Gt. and Lt. Badminton; Hawkesbury)
Includes Boteler leases; lease of manors of Gt. and Lt. Badminton and demesne lands by Commissioners for compounding - estate of Elizabeth Somerset under sequestration for recusancy, 1652
[107]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/1/4  1595-1754

1 bdl


Related information: [107; see also TITLE DEEDS: Badminton manor (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/RNC1/1]

Contents:
Counterpart leases (Glos. and Wilts)
Includes post-nuptial settlement (not executed) of Nicholas Boteler and wife Margaret, 1609; Boteler deeds (not executed) and leases

[no title]  D2700/QB8/1/5  1649-1734

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases (Gt. and Lt. Badminton, Old Sodbury, Hawkesbury)
[107]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/1/6  1687-1813

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases (Gloucestershire, 'bundle 1')
Including Wye and Severn fisheries; some Berkeley leases
[107]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/1/7  1818-1898

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases and related papers (Gloucestershire, 'bundle 2') (incl. Stoke estate)
Including sale particulars, Oldbury-on-the-Hill, estate of William Watts, bankrupt, 1827; Severn fishery
[107]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/1/8  1828-1909

2 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases (Gloucestershire) and tenancy agreements, including Stoke estate
[107]

Acton Turville  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/2/1  (1741)-1812

1 bdl

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement to lease: Gabriel Horwood to Wm Eastmead jn of the house he now occupies, 1748; tenancy agreements (1741)-1812
[Box A bdl 1; box A bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/2/2  1779-1834

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases
[107; National Library of Wales 11,975 (Gc3/1)]

Great Badminton  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also General]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/3/1  1691-1833

3 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases
[107; 107.1.5; National Library of Wales 11,976(Gc3/1)]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/3/2  1806-1861

1 bdl

Contents:
Tenancy agreements, including tilery, 1854
[107; Box B bdls 4,5]

Little Badminton  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also General]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/4/1  1590-1811

3 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases
Includes Boteler leases
[107; National Library of Wales 11,974, 81 (Gc3/1)]

Didmarton and Oldbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/5/1  1732-1866

3 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases
[107; National Library of Wales 11,979 (Gc3/1)]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/5/2  1809-1856

2 bdls

Contents:
Deeds relating to two cottages leased from the Duke, 1834-53; tenancy agreements 1809-1856
[107; Box C bdl 4]

Hawkesbury  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also General]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/6/1  1704-1853

2 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases and tenancy agreements, including 'Beaufort Arms and Crown Tap' 1833; Dunkirk Inn, 1835; Petty France Inn, 1846-8
[107; National Library of Wales 11,972-3, 7-8(Gc3/1); Box D bdl 7]

Horton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/7/1  1781

1

Contents:
Counterpart lease
[National Library of Wales 11,980 (Gc3/1)]

Old Sodbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/8/1  1784

1

Contents:
Coombes End Farm
[107]

Tormarton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/9/1  1749-1897

2 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases and tenancy agreements
[107; Box E bdl 8]

Littleton Drew  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/9a/1  1630-1899

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases and related papers, including allotments, 1889-99
[108; Fd1/28; Fd1/29(13040)]
Octagon Room

Sherston  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/10/1  1732-1801

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases
[108]

Sopworth; Luckington  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/11/1  1740-1873

2 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases
[108]

Agent's papers: general  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/12/1  1806-1856

1 bdl

Contents:
'Old expired agreements' and related papers (Badminton, Didmarton and Oldbury)
Includes allotments
[107.1.21]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/12/2  1826-1828

1 sml vol., 3

Contents:
Applications for leaseholds
[107.5.14]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/12/3  c.1885-1891

2 bdls

Contents:
Applications for farms
[Box A bay C]

Agent's papers: Acton Turville and Tormarton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/13/1  1827-1900

2 bdls

Contents:
Agent's correspondence and papers mainly relating to tenancy
Includes printed advertisement and price list of James Tanner, potter and brick and tile maker, Acton Turville, c.1870
[Box A bdls 1, 2]

Great Badminton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/14/1  1756-1803

1 bdl

Contents:
Surveys and valuations, tenancy agreements and memoranda relating to Badminton Farm
Includes references to intended road being taken out of the farm, 1756; land taken for plantation, c. 1773-4; lands added to the farm by 1783
[Box B bdl 2]

Didmarton and Oldbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/15/1  1829-1852

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Memoranda about tenancy agreements, mainly relating to Didmarton and Oldbury
[Box C bdl 5]

Hawkesbury; Horton; Little Badminton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/16/1  1792-1819

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's miscellaneous papers
Includes surveys and valuations, tenancy agreements, advertisement to let, relating to the Petty France Inn, 1800; exchange of lands, Hawkesbury, 1808; tenancy agreement, Dunkirk Inn, 1809; Lt. Badminton land tax assessment, 1813
[Box D bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/16/2  1818-1857

1 bdl

Contents:
Tenancy agreements and related papers relating to the Petty France Inn
Includes agreement for the transfer of the 'posting establishment', 1844
[107 unnumbered]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/16/3  1753-1821

1 bdl

Contents:
Surveys and valuations of farms, Hillesley; plan of land, Hillesley, which fell in hand, 1753; leasing of Hillesley farm (1785)-1821
[100.3.6; Box D bdl 1]

Tormarton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/17/1  1878-1892

2 bdls

Contents:
Agent's correspondence and papers relating to the tenancy of The Parks als Warren Farm, and the Grange Farm
[Box E bdls 12-14]

Sopworth  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/18/1  1761-1847

1 bdl

Contents:
Tenancy agreements and miscellaneous papers
Includes land tax assessments, 1836, 1847; particulars and plans of William Witchell's premises offered to the Duke, 1838
[Box G bdl 8]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/18/2  1786-1815

1 bdl

Contents:
Papers, vouchers and correspondence of the Comley family with the Agent about tenancy of of a farm
Includes circular letter from Agent: the Duke wants to promote the breed of horned cattle and wants tenants to rear more calves than usual; recommends cultivation with oxen instead of horses [war], 1802; request to stop allowing T. Cresswell to sport over lands in Acton Turville to the annoyance of the Duke, 1815
[108.1.4]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/18/3  1852-1893

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers, mainly tenancy
[Box G bdl 8]

Rental  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
[Including Stoke and Stapleton]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/19/1  1789-1813

1 vol.; 4

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Contents:
'An account of the number of acres in each farm in the sundry manors belonging to His Grace...in Glos and Wilts, 1789'; new rents and valuation, 1809; updated to 1813
Includes lands taken from Badminton Down and added to the park to make the ha-ha
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/19/2  1802-1833

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to the Glos. and Wilts rental
Includes valuations and advanced rents, 1802, 1807-9, 1814; draft statement about the Glos. and Wilts rents, 1812-1829; 1830 valuation and remarks
[107.5.26]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/19/3  1810-1836

10

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to rents: overvalued by Wyatt, 1813; new valuation and proposed new rents, 1828; rents in 1836; allowances to tenants granted by the Duke, 1821-2
[110.2.48]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/19/4  (1812)-c.1830

1

Contents:
Valuation of farms on the Badminton estate 'with a view to equalise the respective rents'
Includes rents 1812, 1828; W.R. Brown's and Agent's valuation, 1830
[Box K bdl 5]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/19/5  1850

1

Contents:
Account of rents paid by the principal tenants compared with Adam Murray's valuation, 1842
[Box K bdl 5]

[no title]  D2700/QB8/19/6  1893-1897

1 bdl

Contents:
Schedules of fields and acreages, various farms
[Box K bdl 15]

OTHER AGREEMENTS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB9/1  Early 19th cent

1

Contents:
Specifications (unsigned) for the decoration of the hall
[Drawer 31/25]

[no title]  D2700/QB9/2  1828-1853

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's agreements with employees and related papers
Includes Wm Vizard, to sweep chimneys, 1829; proposed establishment of park keeper, game keeper and their assistants, 1831, and agreements; James King as gardener and manager of plantations, 1836; William Long as huntsman, 1841, 1850, and copy of the Duke's letter to him, 1850 - number of hounds being reduced to 25 couples; there must be new arrangements 'or I must give up the hounds'; contracts of park keeper, gardener and under-park keeper, 1850-53
[107; 107.1.21]

[no title]  D2700/QB9/3  1866-1869

12

Contents:
Copy agreement with the Electric and International Telegraph Co. (Badminton House), 1866; and related papers
Includes Electric Telegraph Bill, 1869; report and proceedings of the Select Committee, 1869
[Fd3/12]

[no title]  D2700/QB9/4  c.1876

1

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to a proposed new mail contract ( for mail to Badminton): Moses Eyles, carrier, is giving up the contract unless paid more
[Box B bdl 12]

INCLOSURE  [no ref. or date]

General  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/1/1  c.1740-1840

1 bdl

Contents:
Inclosure Bills, Acts, reports
Including Old and Little Sodbury, 1794; Horton, 1797; Tidenham and Woolaston, 1810; Didmarton and Oldbury, 1829
[F drawer 2/4; I drawer 2/114; 107.5.22]

Acton Turville: inclosure papers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [1792 Expense of inclosure see Didmarton and Oldbury (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB10/3/7)]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/2/1  c.1790-1793

1

Contents:
Survey of lands before and after inclosure, and valuation of farms since inclosure
[Box A bdl 5]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/2/2  c.1790

1; 1 [...] vol

Contents:
'A plan of Acton Turville common fields'
Pre-inclosure map, including owners, acreages, strips, inclosures, roads, hedges
Reference book: also gives field names
Surveyor: [John Chappell]
Scale: 12perches: 1" ( 26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 24" by 47"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
Endorsed 'rough map of Acton Turville'
[Map 80; Box A bdl 5]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/2/3  c.1790

1

Contents:
'A plan of Acton Turville in the County of Gloucester'
Pre-inclosure map of whole parish, including field names, acreages, open field strips, inclosures, owners, buildings in block plan
New inclosures pencilled in
Surveyor: [John Chappell]
Scale: 12 perches: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 32½" by 49"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
Endorsed 'Acton Turville no. 3'
[Map 20]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/2/4  c.1803

1

Contents:
Draft plan, endorsed 'Outlines of the map of of Acton Turville Field by Tormarton' 'No.4'
Draft for 'A plan of Acton Turville late common fields...1803' (/6); outlines only; includes owners, acreages
Surveyor [John Chappell]; no scale
Size: 25" by 25"
Ink on paper
[Map 18a]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/2/5  c.1803

1

Contents:
Draft plan, endorsed 'Acton Turville Lower Field' 'No. 5'
Draft for 1803 inclosure map (/6) includes inclosures, owners, acreages
Surveyor [John Chappell]; no scale
Size: 21½" by 29"
Ink on paper
[Map 18b]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/2/6  1803

1

Contents:
'A plan of Acton Turville late common fields belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort... October 20th, 1803'
Endorsed 'Acton Turville common fields as at present inclosed, Oct 20, 1803, John Chappell surveyor'
Shows common fields only; reference tables giving field number and acreages; later annotations of crops
Scale: 4 chains:1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 28½" by 38½"
Ink on paper, mounted
[Map 19a]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/2/7  1803

1

Contents:
Draft map of 'Acton Turville late common fields ...1803' (as above)
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 22½" by 38½"
Ink on paper
[Map 19b]

Didmarton and Oldbury  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also AGENT'S PAPERS]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/1  1719-1747

1 bdl, 1 roll

Contents:
Badminton Agent's papers and correspondence relating mainly to inclosure and exchange, c.1733-1747, including agreement of owners for inclosing part of the East Field, 1733; agreement between the Duke and his tenants about allotment of lands in the East Field for purposes of inclosure, 1728
[ 100.3.6; 107.1.25; Box C bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/2  c.1755

1

Contents:
'Didmarton and Oldbury West Field' endorsed 'Didmarton and Oldbury East and West fields before the inclosures' 'No. 5'
Includes strips and owners, field boundaries, roads
No surveyor [? Whittlesey]; no scale
Size: 27" by 18½"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 31a]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/3  c.1755

1

Contents:
'Didmarton and Oldbury East Field' endorsed 'Didmarton and Oldbury old plan of the East and West common fields' 'No. 6'
Includes strips and owners, field boundaries, roads
No surveyor; no scale [? Whittlesey]
Size: 27" by 18½"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 31b]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/4  c.1755

1

Contents:
Endorsed 'Didmarton and Oldbury East Field before its inclosure' 'No. 7'
Reference table of owners and acreages; shows strips, roads
No surveyor or scale [? Whittlesey]
Size 21" by 16"; ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 31c]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/5  1755

1

Contents:
'The West common field of Didmarton and Oldbury as it now is Augt 1755'; endorsed 'No. 8'
Reference table of owners and acreages; shows strips, roads
No scale; no surveyor [? Whittlesey]
Size: 22½" by 17½"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 31d]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/6  1778-1801

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to inclosure, 1784-89, including sketch maps
[100.3.6; Box C bdl 4]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/7  1787-1792

1 vol.

Contents:
'Expenses of improving sundry manors by inclosing etc.' 'no. 2'
Includes: Didmarton and Oldbury - building walls, ditching, thorn plants, weeding etc., 1787-9; building a new barn, West Field; Acton Turville - draining (field names, acreages, 1790-1); inclosure, 1792
[107.5.22]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/8  1786

2

Contents:
'A Plan of the East Common Field in the parishes of Didmarton and Oldbury...taken 1786'
Separate reference table: owners, occupiers, acreage
Shows strips, roads
No surveyor; scale 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: (map) 33" by 29"; ( ref. table) 20½" by 29"
Ink on paper
[Map 32]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/9  c.1789

1

Contents:
'A plan of Didmarton and Oldbury West Field belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Endorsed 'No. 2, J. Dowding'
Shows strips belonging to Mr Watts land, glebe land, Nath. Chappell, William White; new road pencilled in
Surveyor: (J. Dowding)
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 33" by 29"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 32a]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/10  1789

1

Contents:
Endorsed 'Plan of the inclosure of the West Field, Hobby Horse Grove and other clumps' 'No.10, J. Dowding, 1789'
Shows new inclosures,new road, 'pieces to be planted'
Reference table: occupiers, acreages; new road; pieces to be planted
No scale; ink on paper, mounted
Size: 21" by 14"
[Map 33a]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/11  1789

1

Contents:
Endorsed 'Didmarton: plan of the common East field inclosed' 'No. 9, J. Dowding 1789'
Reference table of occupiers and acreages; glebe
Shows new inclosures
No scale; ink on paper, mounted
Size: 21" by 14½"
[Map 33b]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/12  1801

1

Contents:
'A Map of Oldbury West Field belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort in occupation of Daniel Holborow Oct. 7, 1801'
Endorsed 'Plan of the new inclosures in the West Field, John Chappell, Oct. 7, 1801'
Shows inclosures, new plantations, quarries
Reference table: field names, acreages
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Ink on paper, mounted
Size: 29½" by 21"
[Map 33c]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/13  1814; 1813

1


Related information: Notes of inclosures at Oldbury and Didmarton see ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS: Rentals (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB3/1/8)

Contents:
'A plan of the new inclosure, in the occupation of Mr William White, belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort; also of the glebe, in the occupation of Mr. E. W. Rich...Oct. 27, 1814, surveyed by John Chappell'
Endorsed 'Oldbury on the Hill, plan of certain new inclosures in East Field' 'No. 14'
Shows seven inclosures, roads
Reference table: new inclosures; glebe; acreages
Scale: '20 lugs: 1 "' [a lug is a variable measure]
Ink on paper
Size: 12½" by 16"
[Map 33d]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/14  1829-1840

6

Contents:
Agent's inclosure papers
Includes Act, and draft award, 1829; inclosure commissioner's notice of a meeting to ascertain the boundaries of the tithing and manor of Kilcott (Hawkesbury) for inclosure purposes, 1840 [see also Hawkesbury: Agent's papers and correspondence (D2700/QB4/5/4)]
[Box C bdl 7]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/3/15  1829

1 bdl


Related information: (1829) Tracings of inclosure map see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB17/4/8,9

Contents:
Copy inclosure map & award
[ [...] Gd1/12]

Horton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/4/1  1791-1807

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers and copy correspondence relating to Horton inclosure, 1797-9 [Act dated 1797, not finally carried out until 1815 - date of award - [...] probably because of a dispute between the Commissioners and the Duke over a claim by His Grace which was not allowed]
Includes abstracts of lands from Gillmore's map, (1708), and Whittlesey's map (1750); sale particulars and auction of lots of land by order of the inclosure commissioners, 1798; dispute between the commissioners and the Duke
[Box D bdl 2]

Old Sodbury and Little Sodbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/5/1  1791-1793

1

Contents:
Agreement to inclose Old and Little Sodbury common fields and to procure an Act to confirm (Winchcombe Henry Hartley, Lord of the manors of Old and Little Sodbury, with the Duke of Beaufort, Dean and Chapter of Worcester, and others), 1791; plan and schedule (surveyor: Jacob Sturge), and award, 1793
[F drawer 2/20]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/5/2  1791-1794

9

Contents:
Copy agreement and award; printed Bill to confirm the award, 1794
[Fc2/26]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/5/3  1793

1

Contents:
Map of the lands awarded to the Duke of Beaufort by the Commissioners (signed by them) in the South Field and Common Lot Mead
Endorsed 'Plan of New Enclosures, Sodbury Fields, 1793'
Surveyor: [Jacob Sturge]
No scale; ink and watercolour on paper
Size: 13½" by 18½"
[Map 44b]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/5/4  1791-1796

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's inclosure papers
Includes draft articles of agreement, 1791; proprietors and quantities of land to be inclosed; allotments to the Duke, 1792, and proposed exchanges; rate for defraying expense of inclosure, 1793; inclosure Act, 1794, confirming the inclosure; copy survey of Coombes End farm by Gillmore (1709) and post-inclosure surveys and valuations, 1792, 1794-5
[Box E bdl 2]

Littleton Drew  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/6/1  1837-1848

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's inclosure papers and correspondence
Includes terrier of inclosed and unenclosed lands, 1838, with note of Duke's inclosure expenses, 1838-1846 [see also MAPS AND PLANS] (D2700/QB17/10/6)
[Box F bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QB10/6/2  1847

1 vol.

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Related information: [1841-1846 See also LEGAL PAPERS Duke of Beaufort v. Neeld]

Contents:
Littleton Drew inclosure award and maps (2) (pre-inclosure and inclosure, surveyed by R.D. Little, Chippenham)
[G shelf/1]

TITHE COMMUTATION  [no ref. or date]

Acton Turville  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/1/1  (1791)-1848

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to tithes and tithe commutation (including some for Tormarton)
Includes draft reference book to the tithe map, 1839 (W.B. Wood, surveyor); copy draft apportionment, 1840
[Box A bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/1/2  1840

1

Contents:
Tithe map and apportionment
Surveyor: William Bryan Wood, Barnbridge, Chippenham
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 37" by 64"
[Map 79]

Great Badminton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/2/1  1838-1844

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's tithe commutation papers
Includes abstract (compiled 1838) of 17th and 18th century deeds relating to tithes and the incumbent's stipend
[Box B bdl 6]

Didmarton and Oldbury  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB17/4/10]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/3/1  1782-1809

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to the glebe and tithes, including valuations
[Box C bdl 8]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/3/2  1837-1841

2 vols, 1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's tithe commutation papers, and copy apportionment, 1839; charge for testing the map
[Box C bdl 8]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/3/3  1838-1839

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Notebook of surveyor (Thomas W. Collard)
'Testing lines' - testing the tithe map of Didmarton and Oldbury [for the Tithe Comissioners at the expense of the landowners]
[Box C bdl 9]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/3/4  1840-1925

2

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Contents:
Tithe apportionment, Didmarton, 1840; altered apportionment, 1925

Hawkesbury and Hillesley  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/4/1  1785-1822

2 bdls

Contents:
Agent's tithe papers, accounts and vouchers (Hawkesbury)
Includes accounts of composition for great tithes due to the Duke of Beaufort, 1812-19; miscellaneous accounts and memoranda about titheable lands, 1806-1822
[Box D bdl 1; 107.1.19]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/4/2  (1658)-1844

2 bdls

Contents:
Agent's tithe commutation correspondence and papers (Hawkesbury and Hillesley)
Includes abstract of 1658 conveyance; depositions, 1777; accounts and valuations, 1792-1803; composition for vicarial tithes, 1803; papers and correspondence relating to disputes, 1785-1791; translation of composition between the vicar of Hawkesbury and the Abbot of Pershore (1226); extracts from deeds in Badminton evidence room (from 1633); copy terrier (1704)
[Box D bdl 3; 100.3.6]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/4/3  1852-1914

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to tithe rent charge
[Box D bdl 3]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/4/4  (1840)-1853

1

Contents:
Copy Hawkesbury tithe map (1840) made in 1853 by H. B. Chalon. 6'x6' (approx). Ink & watercolour on tracing paper, mounted
[Octagon Room]

Horton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/5/1  1882-1906

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to tithe apportionment and rateable value of the Duke's property
[Box D bdl 9]

West Littleton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/6/1  (1841)-1881

5


Related information: (1840) Tracing of tithe map see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB17/7/1

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to West Littleton Down
Includes copy tithe apportionment, West Littleton (1841); correspondence about common rights, 1863-1881
[Box E bdl 11]

Little Sodbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/7/1  (1787)-1822

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's correspondence with the rector, and copy plan (1793) about claim for tithes from 8½a. occupied by the Duke in Little Sodbury
[Box E bdl 1]

Old Sodbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/8/1  1842

1

Contents:
Agent's tithe papers
[Box E bdl 4]

Old and Little Sodbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/9/1  1909-1914

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's correspondence and papers about tithe rent charge, including property bought from the Duke from the Hartley trustees; modern tracing of Old Sodbury tithe map (1839) showing Duke's property
[Box E bdl 4]

Tormarton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/10/1  1792-1853

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's tithe papers
Includes account of tithes received by incumbent and 'if altered according to advanced rent', 1792; tithe commutation papers and correspondence, (1837)-1842; miscellaneous papers, 1851-53
[See also Acton Turville]
[Box E bdl 9]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/10/2  1840-1843

1 vol.

Contents:
'Tithe commutation: reference book to the map of the parish of Tormarton...1840' William Bryan Wood, surveyor; annotated to 1843
Includes memorandum of agreement by John M. Tucker, apportioner; copy letter from Agent expressing satisfaction with apportionment
[Box C bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/10/3  (1839)

1

Contents:
Copy tithe map, showing tenants of Duke's estate (made before 1843)
Surveyor: [W.B. Wood]
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 71½" by 82"
[Map 53]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/10/4  (1840)

1 roll

Contents:
Copy tithe apportionment
[Gd 2]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/10/5  1892

1

Contents:
Agent's schedule of tithe rent charge
[Box E bdl 9]

Littleton Drew  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/11/1  1829-1844

1 bdl


Related information: [See also MAPS AND PLANS]
(c.1840) copy tithe map see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB17/10/4,6

Contents:
Agent's tithe papers, including commutation
[Box F bdl 4]

Luckington  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/12/1  1838-1842

1 vol. 1 bdl

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Related information: (1840) tracing of tithe map see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB17/11/3

Contents:
Agent's tithe commutation papers
Includes draft tithe apportionment
[Box G bdl 2]

Sherston  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/13/1  1836-1845

1 bdl


Related information: See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB17/11/5

Contents:
Agent's tithe commutation papers
Includes draft apportionment, 1842
[Box G bdl 4]

Sherston and Luckington  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/14/1  1888-1893

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's tithe papers
[Box G bdl 6]

Sopworth  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/15/1  (1795)-1842

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's tithe commutation papers
Includes copy tithe apportionment
[Box G bdl 9]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/15/2  (1840)

1 vol.

Contents:
Copy tithe apportionment
[Box A bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/15/3  1857

2

OUTSIZE


Related information: [(1866) copy tithe map see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB17/12/8]

Contents:
Sopworth glebe exchange: Tithe Commissioners' award and map, and altered apportionment
[G drawer 1/12]

[no title]  D2700/QB11/15/4  1840

1 roll

Contents:
Sopworth tithe map & apportionment
[Estate Office]

DRAINAGE AND IMPROVEMENTS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB12/1  1832-1841

1

Contents:
'Draining account' (rough): Badminton estate
[Box J bdl 7]

[no title]  D2700/QB12/2  1851-1866

2 vols

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Contents:
Drainage accounts: Badminton and Stoke estates
Agent's account with the Inclosure Commissioners: Lands Improvement Company, for drainage works executed for the Duke's tenants on the two estates, 1851-56 (work carried out 1851-3), and 1861-66 (work carried out 1861-1866)
[F drawer 2/2]

[no title]  D2700/QB12/3  1851-1877

3 vols, 7 bdls

Contents:
Agent's accounts and vouchers for drainage and other improvements (including new cottages), Badminton estate and Stoke estate
[Box J bdl 9]

[no title]  D2700/QB12/4  1850-1876

2 bdls

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to the improvement loans
Includes Inclosure Commissioners' orders sanctioning improvement loans for drainage and farm buildings; provisional contracts and related papers including estimates and specifications; expenses' to be kept separately from the ordinary estate expenses' [but appear in the rentals]
[Box J bdl 8,10]

TURNPIKE TRUSTS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB13/1  1769

2

Contents:
Cirencester-Lansdown Turnpike Act
(Badminton Agent a trustee)
[I drawer 2/98]

[no title]  D2700/QB13/2  1784-1785

1 vol.

Contents:
Agent's cash book as under-treasurer [of the Cirencester-Lansdown Monument Trust]
Includes receipts of tolls from the Dunkirk, Tetbury, Togghill, Cirencester and Swanswick gates; payments include Mr Viner for building turnpike houses
[107.5.28]

[no title]  D2700/QB13/3  1821-1827

1 vol.

Contents:
Agent's cash book: in account with the Duke as Treasurer [of the Cirencester-Lansdown Trust]
Includes receipt of tolls from the gates; detailed payments
[107.5.28]

[no title]  D2700/QB13/4  1817-1824

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers, plans, estimates, vouchers, accounts and correspondence with the Commissioners of the Downend Road [district of the Malmesbury Roads] relating to 1820 Act for powers to alter routes
Includes new walls being built against the new road from Acton Turville to Tormarton, 1819-1824; plans and estimates by John Chappell, surveyor
[Box E bdl 10]

[no title]  D2700/QB13/5  1821

2

Contents:
Trustees of the Downend District [of Malmesbury Roads] (Acton-Turville to Downend), to the Duke of Beaufort: mortgage of tolls to secure the Duke's subscription of £100
Includes letter to the Agent from the Treasurer
[305.2.9]

[no title]  D2700/QB13/6  1822

1

Contents:
Chippenham (Cross Hand) to Westerleigh Turnpike Act [additional roads] relating to the Sodbury Division of the Trust; annotated
Marquess of Worcester and other members of the family Trustees
[I drawer 2/37]

[no title]  D2700/QB13/7  1778-1822

1 bdl

Contents:
Local Acts relating to Glos. and Wilts turnpikes
[107.5.23]

GAME; SPORT  [no ref. or date]

Deer  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS: accounts subsidiary to the rentals; AGENT'S CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS: General (1794)-1837; OTHER AGREEMENTS]

[no title]  D2700/QB14/1/1  1763-1765

1 vol.

Contents:
'Badminton Park Book'
At front: 'a particular account of the number of deer in Badminton Park belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Includes stock of fallow and red deer, and number killed, 1763-4; venison account, 1763-5 (date, number killed, quantity given or sold and to whom, remarks)
[702.2.2]

[no title]  D2700/QB14/1/2  1849-1852

2

Contents:
Venison lists, 1849, 1852
[800.1.1]

Hunting; Racing  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also FAMILY: 8th and 9th Dukes; ESTATE MANAGEMENT: LEGAL]

[no title]  D2700/QB14/2/1  1835

1

Contents:
Sale particulars (Bristol) of horses 'the property of a nobleman reducing his hunting establishment', annotated with purchasers and prices
[508.101.5]

[no title]  D2700/QB14/2/2  1836

1

Contents:
Sale particulars of horses (London, Messrs Tattersall), 'the property of a nobleman'
[702.3.2]

[no title]  D2700/QB14/2/3  1854-1863

2

Contents:
Thomas Penrice to the Duke of Beaufort: licence to sport over the Manor of Nettleton
[Gd3/11]

[no title]  D2700/QB14/2/4  1860-1885

2 vols

Contents:
Beaufort Hunt accounts: includes list of members with place of residence
[Box B bay C]

ESTABLISHMENT  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also OTHER AGREEMENT]

[no title]  D2700/QB15/1  1769-1773

1 bdl

Contents:
Accounts and vouchers relating to the illness and death of Stephen Threader, a servant, referring to the House and Park accounts, 1770-1772 [ see ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS: Accounts subsidiary to the rentals]
[302.100.3]

[no title]  D2700/QB15/2  1850-1851

1 bdl

Contents:
Papers and accounts of the executors of William Eels, Great Badminton, park keeper (Richard Salter, assistant to the Agent, one of the executors)
[405.1.2]

CHARITIES  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB16/1  1750-1850

5 sml vols

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to clothes given to the poor at Christmas [apparently the charity founded by the 3rd Duke see FmL6/1/1]
Includes memorandum at front of 1820-1843 volume that 'the charity has for many years been extended to a variable proportion of men or women, boys or girls' and list of clothing given; names, ages (from 1801), parish, observations (from 1820) on their circumstances and character, number in family (from 1820)
[800.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB16/2  1784-1825

3 sml vols; 1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to beef given to the poor at Christmas
Includes names, parish, weight of beef; Agent's circular letter to Overseers requesting lists of proper recipients -'poverty and good character'; overseers' lists, 1816-1820
[800.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB16/3  1820-1846

1 vol, 2

Contents:
Agent's book relating to the distribution of beef at Christmas (by parish)
Includes names, relationships, occupations, comments e.g. 'undeserving', 'gone to America', 'encourages Dissent', 'wife breaks trees'; in 1844 399 families (1579 persons), 595 stone 6 lbs of beef
[800.1.2]

[no title]  D2700/QB16/4  c.1833

1 vol, 3

Contents:
Agent's index of inhabitants of the estate, and three notes from parish overseers, probably relating to the distribution of beef
[300.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB16/5  c.1840

1

Contents:
List of recipients of 400 1bs of beef (huntsman, grooms, earth-stoppers, schoolmaster etc.) 'besides the beef distributed to poor families in the various parishes'
[508.101.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB16/6  1832-1834

1 sml vol

Contents:
Applications for nomination to Badminton Free School (boys)
Includes names, ages, father's name in some cases [see Charity Commissioners' Report]
[800.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB16/7  1895

1

Contents:
Inventory of 'furniture etc. at the Hospital belonging to Her Grace'
[Box B bdl 12]

[no title]  D2700/QB16/8  late 18th century

2

Contents:
Plans of the accommodation in Badminton Hospital
Cross-sections of the Hospital showing rooms, names of inhabitants, 'school above stairs', 'school below stairs for small children', rooms occupied by the schoolmaster, James Dowding, room made use of by 'the people who sing' Endorsed: 'no 16', 'no. 17'
[Map 26d (1 & 2)]

[no title]  D2700/QB16/9  1803

1

Contents:
Plan of accommodation in Badminton Hospital
As above, showing schoolrooms, inhabitants, Mr and Mrs Dowding's rooms
Endorsed: May 7, 1803 'Plan of Badminton Hospital and the inhabitants', '7', 'Plans of the rooms in the Hospital'
[Portfolio 1/17]

[no title]  D2700/QB16/10  1836-1837

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers 'connected with James Hort's apprenticeship to Mr. Pinneger, tailor, of Cirencester'
James Hort's leg had to be amputated after an accident; premium raised by subscription and by the Gloucestershire Society (Bristol)
[Box B bdl 8]

MAPS AND PLANS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also INCLOSURE; TITHE COMMUTATION: CHARITIES]

Badminton Estate  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/1/1  1750

1

Contents:
'A map of the manors of Great and Little Badminton; of Didmarton and Oldbury...; of Sopworth and of several estates lying in the parish of Sherston...belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Shows Badminton House, gardens and park, and adjoining farms and villages; buildings in block plan; avenues and walks; woods and plantations; lakes and watercourses; ornamental features such as the mount; parish boundaries; fields; roads and footpaths; names of ajoining landowners; ornamental sketches of deer in the park
The Verge sketched in later in pencil, and some later annotations of field names and acreages
Surveyor: Robert Whittlesey
Scale: 20 perches: 1" (16":1 mile)
Size: 85" by 72½"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 14]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/1/2  (1750)

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Reference book: field names, acreages, state of cultivation
[107.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/1/3  c.1800

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Plans of woods in Hawkesbury, Didmarton and Sherston
[Box K bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/1/4  1861-1914

2 bdls

Contents:
Agent's bundles of miscellaneous farm plans etc. (including Stoke and Stapleton)
Includes proposed extension of graveyard at Acton Turville; Badminton estate area showing roads, location of benchmarks, watershed line, schedule of benchmarks (from a plan of Capt. James FitzRoy Somerset) 1869; survey of the Duke's lands adjoining Badminton station (20th cent.)
[Box K bdls 21,22]

Acton Turville  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/2/1  c.1710

1

Contents:
'Lands in Acton Turfield'
Includes most of the parish; shows open fields and some strips lettered A-Y, and abuttals (mainly Sir John Topp); Badminton Manor wall; roads, footpaths and watercourses; buildings in elevation
No surveyor or scale [? Joseph Gillmore] Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
Endorsed: 'Acton Turville, map in the time of Sir John Topp, principal proprietor'; 'No. 16'
Size: 14½" by 18½"
[Relates to 1710 survey (D2700/QB17/3/5,6) see Great Badminton]
[Map 16]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/2/2  1821

1

Contents:
'A plan of the road from Acton Turville turnpike gate through Burton...'
Endorsed: 'No. 2'
Shows roads; gates; buildings in block plan
Reference table: length of the road through Burton; length of road through Acton Turville street
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: 20 perches: 1" (16": 1 mile)
Size: 24½" by 17½"
Ink on paper
[Map 21a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/2/3  1828

1

Contents:
Endorsed: 'Acton Turville: William Reeves's leasehold'
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: 1 perch: quarter inch (80": 1 mile)
Size: 8" by 9½"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 18]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/2/4  1831

1

Contents:
Endorsed: 'Acton Turville gardens'
No surveyor or scale (rough sketch)
Size: 8½" by 16"
Ink on paper
[Map 18]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/2/5  1831

1

Contents:
'Lands at Acton Turville and Tormarton the property of the Duke of Beaufort'
Endorsed: W. Arnold's farm'
Shows fields; farm buildings in block plan; annotated with state of cultivation and fields drained, 1835-8
Reference table; field names, acreages, state of cultivation (annotated 1838)
Inset: 'Plantation made in the years 1829, 1830, 1831, on Hillesley Farm in the Parish of Hawkesbury'
Surveyor: Thomas Tilbrook, Horningsham (Wilts)
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 23½" by 37½"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 23a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/2/6  1840

1

Contents:
'Map of the parish of Acton Turville...1840' (copy tithe map)
Line of new drive pencilled in and tracing attached to the map
Surveyor: William Bryan Wood
Scale: 3ch:1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 37½" by 61"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 22]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/2/7  1865

1

Contents:
'A map of Acton Turville...1865' (copy tithe map, reduced)
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 22a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/2/8  c.1850-1890

8

Contents:
Agent's bundle of miscellaneous small plans and tracings
Includes plan of glebe lands
[Box A bdl 7]

Great Badminton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/1  1615

1

Contents:
'A description of the demaine landes belonginge to the Manor of Greate Badminton...20 May, Anne 1615'
Shows Badminton house, stables, outbuildings, church, and outlying houses in elevation; park; gardens and orchard; fields and field names; roads and footpaths; pools; trees
Reference table: field names, acreages; state of cultivation
Surveyor: Matth Nelson [surveyor/auditor]
Scale: 20 perches: 1" (16": 1 mile)
Size: 17½" by 22"
Ink on paper
[Portfolio 1/1]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/2  1698

1

Contents:
'Ground that is dug for the new hop yard'
Endorsed: 'The Hop Garden in Hammond's Hay'
Also shows 'the quarrs'
No surveyor
Scale: 1 chain: 1" (80": 1 mile)
Size: 12" by 15"
Ink on paper
[Map 81]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/3  c.1700

1

Contents:
Plan of Whorline Tyning and Sugars Field
Shows two fields and avenue
No surveyor
Scale: 2 chains: 1" (40": 1 mile)
Size: 16½" by 24"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 77]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/4  1708

1

Contents:
'A map of Great and Little Badminton in the county of Gloucester'
Shows Badminton House and gardens; park, avenues; lodges; canal; woods and rides; open field strips; buildings in elevation
Decorative inset elevations of the west front of Badminton House; Swangrove; south elevations of Badminton church and Little Badminton church
Surveyor: [Joseph Gillmore]
Scale: 10 chains: 1" (8": 1 mile)
Ink and watercolour on parchment, ornamented
Size: 25½" by 31½"
[From the House]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/5  1710-1765

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
'Topographical description of Great and Little Badminton...with several lands and tenements belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort' 1710
(Reference book to the maps of Great and Little Badminton, Hawkesbury Woods, Littleton Drew, Acton Turville and Coombes End Farm by Joseph Gillmore, 1708-9) Field book
Includes description of woods, fields etc. arranged alphabetically; tenant; acreage; state of cultivation; map reference; notes when 'mere stoned', new wall built etc; including deer parks
Annotated to 1765
Additional sketches of Hawkesbury woods, 1761
[107.1.16]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/6  1708-1760

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
'A book of names of the tenants for lives, with their quantities of land, both statute and customary, and value per acre and per annum, the tenants' names in possession and reversion, the fines, lord's rent and heriots, belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort' [by Gillmore], 1708
Refers to the maps of Great and Little Badminton, Littleton Drew, Coombes End Farm, and lands in Acton Turville
Annotated to 1760
[107.1.17]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/7  1708-1772

1 vol.; 2

Contents:
Survey of Great and Little Badminton and Hawkesbury Woods by Gillmore, 1708
Includes tenants for lives (duplicates D2700/QB17/3/6) or for years; map reference; state of cultivation; fines and heriots; value per annum; lands in hand including parks for red and fallow deer and 'Guiney deer park'
Updated to 1772
Includes sketch of Hawkesbury woods, 1761 (as in D2700/QB17/3/5]
[107.1.15]
[c.1711 Plans of plantations in the red deer park see ARCHITECTURAL PLANS AND DRAWINGS: (portfolio D2700/QB17/3/1/25,26)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/8  1728/9

1

Contents:
Endorsed: 'measure of several pieces of land about Badminton'
Includes sketch of Down Leys
Surveyor: [? Whittlesey]
Scale: 20 perches: 1" (16": 1 mile)
Size: 12" by 7½"
Ink on paper
[Map 81]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/9  1730-1732

1

Contents:
Part of Lime-kiln Tyning 'surveyed for the mowers' (rough plan)
Surveyor: [? Whittlesey]
Scale: 16perches: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 7½" by 14½"
Ink on paper
[Map 81]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/10  1797

1

Contents:
'A rough plan of the situation of sundry cottages in the parish of Great Badminton...1797'
Endorsed: 'Great Badminton village. Thos Bryan jnr'
Surveyor: ? Thos Bryan jnr
No scale (large scale)
Size: 19" by 23½"
Shows buildings in block plan; roads; gates; trees and plantations; inclosures; hay ricks, arch over road, (Badminton village)
Ink and wash on paper
[Box A bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/11  1798

1

Contents:
'Rough plan of a piece of ground fenced out in the Park and mowed in the summer of 1798' (c.84a.)
No surveyor
Scale: 4chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 18" by 11"
Ink on paper
[Map 66]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/12  1799

1

Contents:
'A plan of that part of the Sheep Sleight mowed 1799'
No surveyor
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 12" by 10½"
Ink on paper
[Map 81]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/13  Late 18th cent

1

Contents:
Roads in and around Badminton (Petty France, Dunkirk, Didmarton, Sherston, Luckington, Sopworth, Great and Little Badminton)
Table of distances: includes 'Badminton to Didmarton the new intended road'; 'Badminton to Sopworth the old road'; 'Badminton through Luckington to Sopworth'
Also shows woods, fields, field names, hedges, buildings in block plan
No surveyor
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 49" by 75"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 15]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/14  1799

1

Contents:
'Sketch of the different roads through the villages of Great and Little Badminton, Acton Turville etc...to Sherston'
Shows roads, tunpikes, distances, buildings in block plan
Surveyor: John Dowding
Scale: 16 chains:1" (5": 1 mile)
Size: 19" by 28"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 83]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/15  c.1800

1

Contents:
Plan of the Castle Barn and adjoining lands
Endorsed: 'No.8'
Shows Castle Barn and Hulbert's house in elevation; fields, field names, plantations, walks and footpaths
Surveyor: John Dowding
Scale: 16 perches: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 16" by 21"; ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Portfolio 11/16]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/16  1803

1

Contents:
'Plan of the six new clumps'
Endorsed: 'Clumps on Badminton Down, J. Chappell, March 1803 no. 10'
Reference table of acreage
Shows new clumps, ha-has
Surveyor: Jn Chappell
Scale: none
Size: 7½" by 13"; ink on paper, mounted
[Map 38b(3)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/17  1815

1

Contents:
'A plan of sundry gardens enclosed on the waste ground in the parish of Great Badminton'
Shows encroachments on the waste
Reference table: names, quantity
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: none
Size: 21" by 27½"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 26a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/18  1819

1

Contents:
'A plan of houses and gardens in Great Badminton'
Endorsed: 'Hammond's Hay - gardens taken from thence and allotted, John Chappell, 1819, no.11'
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: '4 lugs to an inch'
Size: 12" by 15"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 26b]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/19  1823-1829

3

Contents:
'Hatchyeats Farm, 1823'
Shows farm buildings in block plan, field names, acreages
Surveyor: none
Scale: none
Size: 16½" by 20"
Ink on paper
Separate memorandum of land occupied by M. Dowding, 1829 (field names, acreages)
Rough plan of fields, 1824
No surveyor or scale; size: 21" by 29"
Ink on paper
[Map 26e (a-c)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/20  1826

1

Contents:
'The Coppice Wood at the New Bridge at Great Badminton cut in the year 1826'
No surveyor or scale; ink on paper
Size: 8" by 6½"
[Map 81]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/21  1827

1

Contents:
Plan of James Watts's houses and garden
Shows old and new house
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: 4 perches: 1" (80": 1 mile)
Size: 10½" by 8"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 26c]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/22  c.1830

1

Contents:
Seating plan, Badminton church (Agent's papers)
Shows seating of house and estate servants and employees including Agent, bailiff, clerk of the works, steward, housekeeper, keepers, grooms, coachmen, huntsmen, gardener etc.; 'Hospital people'; schoolmaster; free sittings
[Box B bdl 12]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/23  1832

1

Contents:
'Map of land at Badminton...the property of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Endorsed: 'Badminton Farm'
Shows farm buildings (block plan) and lands Schedule of field names and acreages, state of cultivation (annotated to 1844)
Surveyor: [Thomas Tilbrook]
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 38½" by 26"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 27]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/24  1832

1

Contents:
Draft of the above map; endorsed 'Badminton Farm and some lands at Petty France, T. Tilbrook'
As above (no schedule); annotated with state of cultivation to 1848
Also includes (inset) Petty France Inn and lands
Surveyor: Thomas Tilbrook
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 38½" by 26"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 27a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/25  1838

1

Contents:
'Mr Perkins warming apparatus at Badminton set up in August 1838' [see also LEGAL]
[F drawer 2/3]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/26  c.1840

1

Contents:
Tracing of map of Badminton House and Park, Great and Little Badminton
Shows outlines of fields; buildings in block plan; woods and plantations
No surveyor or scale
Size: 34" by 54"
Ink and watercolour on linen, mounted
[Map 28]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/27  1875

1

Contents:
'Map of Badminton Farm...occupied by Mr. William Butler'
Shows farm buildings (in block plan) and lands
Schedule of field names, acreages; state of cultivation shown by colouring
Surveyor: James Payne Curtis, Chipping Sodbury
Scale: 3 chains: 1 inch (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 51½" by 39"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 30]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/3/28  1812-1844

9

Contents:
Agent's bundle of miscellaneous small plans and tracings
Includes intended warren, surveyed by R.H. Wyatt, 1812; reduction of 1750 map of the house and park, 1824
[Box B bdl 7]

Didmarton and Oldbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/1  c.1790

1

Contents:
Endorsed: 'Plan of Didmarton Grove, Ridgewood and Apsimore Woods, J. Dowding, no. 7'
Surveyor: John Dowding
Scale: none
Size: 9" by 15"
Ink on paper, mounted
[Map 33h]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/2  c.1790

1

Contents:
Endorsed 'Didmarton: plan of the division of Long Furlong, J. Dowding, no. 19'
Shows Long Furlong Field and division line
Surveyor: John Dowding
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 12" by 7½"
Ink on paper, mounted
[Map 33i]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/3  1813

2

Contents:
Endorsed 'Didmarton and Oldbury encroachments on the waste, 1813, J. Chappell, no. 11'
Title: 'A plan of sundry gardens on the waste, each side of the turnpike road beeween Knockdown and Hears furlong...Sept. 18, 1813, By John Chappell'
Shows gardens, Knockdown Inn and house (elevation), timber yard
Reference table of occupiers and 'luggs'
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: none
Size: 21" by 13½"
Ink on paper
And draft map endorsed 'no. 17'
[Map 33f (1 and 2)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/4  1814

1

Contents:
'A plan of sundry fields on Oldbury Farm...'
Endorsed 'no. 16'
Reference table: field names, acreages
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: '20 lugs: 1"'
Size: 12½" by 16"
Ink on paper, mounted
[Map 33g]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/5  c.1820

1

Contents:
Endorsed 'The Waste' (Didmarton) 'no.22'
Shows waste, East and West Fields (inclosed), occupiers, acreages, roads
No surveyor or scale
Size: 9" by 7½"
Ink on paper, mounted
[Map 33e]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/6  c.1820

1

Contents:
Plan of Didmarton village
Shows buildings (in block plan), gardens, fields, field names, acreages, occupiers, roads
No surveyor or scale
Size: 12½" by 20½"
Ink on paper
[Map 33k]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/7  1821

1

Contents:
Endorsed 'Oldbury: encroachment by Edward Strong near Knockdown, J. Chappell, March 22, 1821, no. 18'
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: 4 perches: three-quarters of an inch
Size: 13½" by 11"
Ink on paper
[Map 33j]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/8  c.1840

1

Contents:
'Didmarton and Oldbury on the Hill' (tracing of inclosure map, 1829)
Shows lands in hand, principal tenants, leaseholds for lives, glebe, freehold, allotments
Reference table
Surveyor: [Thomas Tilbrook]
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 29" by 37"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 35]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/9  c.1840

1

Contents:
'Didmarton and Oldbury on the Hill' (tracing of inclosure map, 1829)
Shows lands paying poor rates to Oldbury and to Didmarton respectively; exchanges by the Duke; allotments or 'poor gardens' pencilled in
Surveyor [Thomas Tilbrook]
Scale: [13.3": 1 mile]
Size: 30" by 36½"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 36]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/10  1786-c.1890

17

Contents:
Agent's bundle of miscellaneous maps and plans
Includes tracings of plans of East and West Fields, c.1786-9 (D2700/QB10/3/8,9 see INCLOSURE); tracings of tithe maps; schedule of allotment holders and number in family, 1848; plan of parsonage house and manor house c.1800
[Box C bdl 12]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/4/11  1817-1833

25

Contents:
Miscellaneous small plans of leasehold premises and woods, most by John Chappell
Includes ground plan of new turnpike house, Oldbury; exchange of lands with William Watts, Oldbury
[Map 33 unnumbered]

Hawkesbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/1  1696-1697

1

Contents:
Endorsed: 'A mape or draught of 2 Fellets [certain proportion of wood cut annually] next to Wickwarr which was bought and feld by Thomas Esby in 96 and 97'
'Thomas Esbury[sic], Nelmsis Copses in Hawkesbury Woods 1696, 1697'
Shows the two 'fellets'
No surveyor or scale
Size: 13½" by 13"
Ink on paper
[Map 26g]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/2  early 18th cent. (before 1711)

1

Contents:
'A map of Hawkesbury and Inglestone Woods' (endorsement); also endorsed 'map of Lower Woods with no. of acres in each wood'
Showes coppices and divisions in the woods; names, acreages, when to be cut; lodge and two cottages in elevation; roads, rides
Reference table: names of woods and when to be cut
Surveyor: [Charles Mudd see D2700/T1/5]
Scale: none
Size: 22½" by 28½"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 38e]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/3  1708

1

Contents:
'Hawkesbury Woods in the County of Gloucester'
Shows coppices, rides, 'trenches', common, roads, stream; lodge and houses in elevation
Inset elevation of the east side of the Lodge
Annotations c.1750
Surveyor: Joseph Gillmore, 'surveyor to the Duke of Beaufort'
Scale: 16 chains: 1" (5": 1 mile)
Size: 27" by 31"
Ink and watercolour on parchment, ornamented
[Reference books: D2700/QB17/3/5-7 see Great Badminton: 'Topographical description of Great and Little Badminton...1710']
[From the House]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/4  (1697)-1712

1

Contents:
'Swangrove Wood with its cuttings from 1697 to 1712'
Shows divisions of the wood, acreages, when cut
Reference table: coppice wood; ground taken out of the Old Warren; walks and bounds
No surveyor or scale
Size: 11½" by 18"
Ink on paper
[Map 38b (2)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/5  1728-1729

2; 2


Related information: [1761 Sketches of Hawkesbury Woods see Great Badminton Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB17/3/5,7]

Contents:
Rough plans of Miry Wood, Hawkesbury and the 'back warren'; 'Colt Pen by Allengrove'
Surveyor: R[obert] W[hittlesey]
Scale: 20 perches: 1" (16": 1 mile)
Size: 12" by 18"; 8½" by 10"
Ink on paper
[Map 26 f(1 and 2)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/6  c.1770

1

Contents:
'A survey of lands lying in the tithing of Hillesley and the parish of Hawkesbury... belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Shows inclosures, roads, trees, buildings in block plan. Endorsed 'no. 6'
Reference table of lessees, field names, acreages
Surveyor: James Rice
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 33½" by 27½"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 37]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/7  1782

1

Contents:
'Plan of Upton Fields taken 1782 by W. Hitchman' 'no. 3'
Shows fields, roads, plantations, Park buildings in block plan
Reference table of acreages
Surveyor: W. Hitchman
Scale: none
Size: 19" by 25½"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 38d]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/8  c.1800

2; 1 sml vol.


Related information: [c.1800 Plans of woods see Badminton Estate (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB17/1/3)]

Contents:
Hillesley Farm (two plans)
Shows farm buildings in block plan; fields
Reference table of field names, acreages
No surveyor or scale
Size: (plan 1) 18½" by 13"; (plan 2) 21½" by 29½"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Maps 37a (1 and 2)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/9  1812

1

Contents:
Endorsed 'Upton: plan of the new inclosures in the Rabbit Warren and other lands held by Thomas Watts, John Chappell, Nov.10, 1812, no. 14'
Shows fields, plantations, tollgate, roads, drive, Swangrove lodge in elevation
Reference table of acreages
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Ink on paper, mounted. Size: 19" by 23"
[Map 38c]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/10  1813

1

Contents:
Lands in Upton exchanged by the Duke and William Pooling and Nath. Watts
Reference table: owners and acreages
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 18½" by 23"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 38a(1)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/11  1813

1

Contents:
Lands in Upton exhanged by the Duke and Mr. Perry and Mr. Goulter snr.
Shows houses in elevation
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: none
Size: 15" by 12"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 38a(2)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/12  1819

2

Contents:
Upton: exchange of lands between the Duke and Nathaniel Watts
Surveyor: John Chappell
Scale: no scale (38b); '4 lugs': quarter inch (82)
Size: 23" by 19" (38b); 19" by 23" (82)
Ink on paper
[Maps 38b(1); 82]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/13  [...] c.1810

1

Contents:
Rough plan of 'Swangrove woodlands' showing acreages
No surveyor or scale
Size: 14½" by 12½"
[Map 81]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/14  c.1880

2

Contents:
Tracing of plan of Kilcott woods and woods in neighbourhood, including Bangel Wood, and agent's memoranda
No surveyor or scale
Size: 21" by 24½"
Ink and watercolour on tracing linen
[Map 38]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/15  c.1880s

1

Contents:
Hillesley: tracing of O.S. 25" sheet
[Map 37b]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/5/16  1791-1907

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's bundle of miscellaneous maps and plans relating to Hawkesbury and Lt. Badminton
Includes 'Upton without the Verge' (Jn Dowding, 1791, updated to 1841); 'no. 1' shows Petty France and Dunkirk Inns; Lt Badminton churchyard, 1812; The Sleights, Horton and Hawkesbury, c.1800 (Dowding); exchanges, 1819, 1820 (nos 6 and 13); plan, elevation and estimate for a house, shop and outbuildings, Upton, c.1825; plan of Rock House and lands, Petty France, purchased by the Duke, 1829, and other property plans; rough plans of the Bowling Green and site of Lord Edward's tower, 1848; Lt. Badminton allotments, 1855; tracings of tithe map
[Box D bdl 10]

Horton  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Hawkesbury]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/6/1  c.1800

2

Contents:
Endorsed: 'certain lands adjoining Little Badminton and Upton'
Shows Bodkin Wood; fields; plantations
Surveyor: John Dowding
Scale: none
Size: 14" by 21"; 18" by 22½"
Ink on paper (one with watercolour), mounted
[Map 39a; Box D bdl 10]

West Littleton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/7/1  1840

1

Contents:
Tracing of tithe map
Surveyor: T. Weaver, Bath
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 38½" by 70"
Ink and watercolour on tracing linen, mounted
[Map 42]

Old and Little Sodbury  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/8/1  1709

1

Contents:
'Coombsend Farm in the parish of Old Sodbury'
Shows open field strips; farm house and cottages in elevation; common meadow; Horwood Common; roads; shaded contours; survey of 'lots' in common meadow in each furlong; custom of common meadow
Reference books: see Great Badminton (D2700/QB17/3/5,6)
Surveyor: Joseph Gillmore 'surveyor to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Scale: 27 poles: 1" (approx. 11.4": 1 mile)
Size: 24½" by 32½"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 44a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/8/2  c1820

1

Contents:
Plan of William Arnold's lands, Old and Lt. Sodbury, and freestone quarry
No surveyor [? Jn Chappell]
No scale
Size: 16½" by 20"
Ink on paper
[Box E bdl 5]

Tormarton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/9/1  1763

1

Contents:
'A map of the Manor of Tormarton...with a distinct survey of all and singular the enclosed fields and parcels of land that are jointly belonging to and part of the estate of J. Hungerford, Esq. and Mrs Elizabeth Toppe lying within the said manor'
Shows field names, hedges, farm boundaries; buildings in block plan (elevation of the church)
Reference table: tenants, glebe, township, field names, acreages
Surveyor: E. Platt
Scale: 6 chains: 1 and one eighth" (approx. 12": 1 mile)
Size: 51½" by 43"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
Annotated in 1834 with tenants and crops
[Map 53a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/9/2  1853

1

Contents:
Plan of new farm buildings at Tormarton
[See also D2700/QB17/9/4]
No surveyor or scale
Size: 23½" by 41"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 54a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/9/3  1869

1

Contents:
Parish map, reduced from tithe map
Surveyor: A.J. Thompson
Scale: none
Size: 40" by 41"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 54]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/9/4  1814-c.1890

1

Contents:
Agent's bundle of miscellaneous small plans and tracings
Includes property plans by John Chappell, with schedules, 1814-1833; plan of glebe c.1840; plan of proposed farm buildings, Tormarton Warren, 1852 (T.H. Wyatt, with covering letter; see also D2700/QB17/9/2 above] Parks Farm, c.1850; tracings of tithe map; plan of new gardens c.1890
[Box E bdl 15]

Littleton Drew  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/10/1  1709

1

Conditions of access: At Badminton

Contents:
'Littleton Drew in the County of Wilts'
Shows open field strips and inclosures; lands belonging to the Duke; roads; watercourses; church, houses and mill in elevation
Inset elevation of the north side of the church
Reference books: See Great Badminton D2700/QB17/3/5,6
Surveyor: Joseph Gillmore, 'surveyor to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Scale: 28 ? perches: 1" (11.4": 1 mile)
Ink and watercolour on parchment; Size: 25½" by 31½"
Schedule of lands belonging to freeholders annotated 1752.
Ornamented
[from the House]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/10/2  1785

1

Contents:
'Plan of lands in the parish of Littleton Drew...belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Shows open field strips with owners' names; glebe; buildings (some in block plan, some in elevation); roads and turnpike gates; footpaths; hedges; watercourses
Reference table: farms, tenants, field names, acreages, state of cultivation
Surveyor: John Dowding
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 38" by 48½"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
Note of production in Duneley Gorse case c.1841-6
See LEGAL
[Map 60c]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/10/3  1815

1

Contents:
'Rough plan of sundry parcels of land in the parish of Littleton Drew...the property of the Duke of Beaufort'
Endorsed: 'encroachments on the waste'
Reference table: gardens taken from the waste
Shows encroachments, occupiers, turnpike road, buildings in block plan and elevation of the church
Surveyor: Edward Dowding, Nettleton
Scale: 1 chain: 1" (80": 1 mile)
Size: 21" by 30"
Ink on paper
[Map 60d]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/10/4  c.1850-1869

1

Contents:
Parish map (? tracing of tithe map)
Surveyor: none
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 86½" by 37"
Ink and watercolour on tracing linen, mounted
Agent's note of an exchange made 1869
[Map 60b]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/10/5  c.1875

1

Contents:
Plan of churchyard
No surveyor
Scale: 16': 1 inch
Size: 14" by 16"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 60a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/10/6  (1785)-1869

1 bdl, 1

Contents:
Agent's bundle of plans relating to Littleton Drew and Nettleton
Includes turnpike road alterations, 1835; tracing of map of Manor of Nettleton, 1839; tracing of map of parishes of Acton Turville, Littleton Drew and part of Nettleton, c.1840s; plan of allotments awarded to the Duke at inclosure (1847) and tracing of part of inclosure map; plan of school site, 1850; copy tithe map, updated to 1859
[Box F bdl 8]

Sherston and Luckington  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/11/1  1734

1

Contents:
'The estates called Kingmon now Wick, and Luckley within the manor of Sherston Magna...surveyed for Abraham Elton by James Bristow, 1734'
Shows field names, roads, woods, orchards, avenues, buildings in elevation
Scale: 1 furlong: 2½" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 35" by 45"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 55a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/11/2  c.1850

1

Contents:
'Portions of the maps of Sherston and Luckington' (? tracing of tithe maps)
Shows west side of parishes adjoining Badminton and Hawkesbury, including Luckington village, farms, parish boundaries; (mainly Luckington)
No surveyor
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 83" by 49½"
Ink and watercolour on tracing linen, mounted
[Map 56]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/11/3  (1840)-1872

1

Contents:
Luckington (tracing of tithe map)
No surveyor: copied by J.F. Butler
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 64" by 84"
Ink and watercolour on tracing linen, mounted
[Map 58]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/11/4  1872

1

Contents:
'Portions of the maps of Sherston and Luckington' (reduction of top half of D2700/QB17/11/2 above)
Shows Duke's property, parish boundaries
Surveyor: 'reduced by J.F. Butler'
Scale: 5½ chains: 1" (14": 1 mile)
Size: 27½" by 20½"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 57]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/11/5  c.1800-1892

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's bundle of miscellaneous small maps and plans, and tracings
Includes Luckley and Wick Farms, c.1800; Duke's farms in Sherston copied from tithe map; ground plan of farm house and outbuildings, c.1850s
[Box G bdl 7]

Sopworth  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/12/1  1710

1

Contents:
'Sopworth in Wiltshire'
Shows open field strips, roads and footpaths, bridleways, hedges, watercourses, buildings in elevation; decorative elevations of south side of the manor house and church; reference tables
Surveyor: Joseph Gillmore, 'surveyor to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Scale: 24 perches: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 27" by 33"
Ink and watercolour on parchment; ornamented, including coat of arms of Gore family [Lords of the Manor]
[Map 59a]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/12/2  1710-1731

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Survey of the Manor of Sopworth, by Gillmore (reference book to D2700/QB17/12/1 above) with additional surveys and memoranda, 1728-1731, relating to the glebe, by Robert Whittlesey
Includes field names, quantity, state of cultivation, 'purchased' lands, net quantity of open field and inclosed land

[no title]  D2700/QB17/12/3  1713

1

Contents:
'Sapworth in the County of Wilts' 'contracted in the year 1713'
(similar to D2700/QB17/12/1, [...] but different numbering and reference tables)
Shows open field strips, roads, paths, hedges, trees, watercourses, buildings in elevation
Reference tables:
a) Furlong names in West and North fields
b) freehold land and glebe land
c) markings of lands of respective owners, including the Duke of Beaufort
No surveyor [Gillmore]
Scale: 40 chains: 1"
Size: 9" by 12"; reference book: D2700/QB17/12/5 (below)
Ink and watercolour on paper; ornamented with Gore coat of arms
[Box G bdl 11]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/12/4  1713

1

Contents:
'Manor of Sopworth, 1713'
(simplified copy of map above, omitting ornamental coat of arms, houses in elevation and some detail; same reference tables)
No surveyor
Scale: 40 chains: 1"
Size: 9" by 13"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Ga1/6]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/12/5  1713

1 vol

Contents:
Survey of the Manor of Sopworth by Gillmore (reference book to map D2700/QB17/12/3)
Includes open field and inclosed land, field names, quantity, state of cultivation, whether purchased or exchanged
[107.6.1]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/12/6  1734

2

Contents:
Copy of Gillmore's map of Sopworth 'with the alterations in respect to the exchanges and inclosures since made' [copy map D2700/QB17/12/1 but without ornamentation, inset elevations of manor house and church, and reference tables]
2 maps, one a draft (but draft has field names and acreages not on final map)
Shows inclosures, lands in Sopworth, Sherston, Luckington and Hawkesbury parishes, watercourses, hedges, buildings in elevation
No surveyor [? Whittlesey]
Scale: 24 perches: 1" (13.3": 1 mile
Size: 24½ by 30"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 59 (1 and 2)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/12/7  1824

1

Contents:
'Farm in the parish of Sopworth in the occupation of William Morse Witchell, also lands in the occupation of the Revd. R.T. Coates and Isaac Smith'
Shows village and east half of parish
No surveyor or scale
Size: 18½" by 23"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 59 (3)]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/12/8  1866

1

Contents:
Sopworth parish
(Copy tithe map - reduced)
Surveyor: T.Lloyd
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 25" by 31½"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 60]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/12/9  1816-1877

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's bundle of miscellaneous small maps, plans and tracings
[Box G bdl 11]

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/13/1  late 18th cent

2

Contents:
Unidentified farm plans
[Portfolio 7/58,59]

[no title]  D2700/QB17/13/2  [1762]

1 bdl

Contents:
[Manor of Wapley and Codrington]
Portions (incomplete) of draft map [For original see D1610/P43, Glos. R.O.] found with papers of Samuel Stokes, steward of Grumbald's Ash Hundred
Surveyor: Joseph Rice, Sherston
Ink on paper
[Fc 1/11]

TIDENHAM AND WOOLASTON  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Tidenham and Woolaston were administered as part of the Monmouthshire estates. Many documents were deposited with the National Library of Wales and later returned to the Gloucestershire Record Office and to Badminton. If the original Badminton press marks are endorsed on the documents these are given below together with the National Library of Wales accession number. If there is no original press mark on the documents then the National Library of Wales accession number only is given. See A Preliminary Schedule of Manuscripts and Records deposited by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort (National Library of Wales, 1965)

TAXATION  [no ref. or date]

Tidenham  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QC2/1/1  1714

1

Contents:
Original land tax assessment
[Fd 2/2 (National Library of Wales 14203)]

[no title]  D2700/QC2/1/2  1719

1

Contents:
Copy land tax assessment
[Fd 2/2 (14041)]

[no title]  D2700/QC2/1/3  c.1720

1

Contents:
'Particular of the land tax in Tidenham parish' (memoranda)
[Fd 2/2 (14639)]

Woolaston  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QC2/2/1  1702

1

Contents:
Copy land tax assessment
[Fd 2/2 (14039)]

[no title]  D2700/QC2/2/2  1710

1

Contents:
Original land tax assessment
[14209]

[no title]  D2700/QC2/2/3  1716

1

Contents:
Copy land tax assessment
[14040]

ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL; TRUSTEES OF 2nd DUKES ESTATES: Settled estates]

Rentals  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL, Bailiff's rentals and accounts, 1666-1712; Burgh's rentals, 1724-1739; TRUSTEES OF THE 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE, rentals of the settled estates, 1714-1730; Glos. R. O. D 1430]

[no title]  D2700/QC3/1/1  1757-1758

2 vols

Contents:
Tidenham and Woolaston rentals (audited)
[F shelf 2/1]

[no title]  D2700/QC3/1/2  1759

4 vols

Contents:
Rentals (audited and copies)
[F shelf 2/2]

[no title]  D2700/QC3/1/3  1760-1772; 1783-1894

128 vols

Contents:
Tidenham and Woolaston annual rentals (audited)
[For 1773-1782 see ESTATE MANAGEMENT: BADMINTON ESTATE: Glos and Wilts rentals]
[Unnumbered]

[no title]  D2700/QC3/1/4  1762-1772

12 vols

(1 OUTSIZE vol.)

Contents:
Tidenham and Woolaston annual rentals (audited)
[F shelf 2/10; 107.3.4]

[no title]  D2700/QC3/1/5  1760-1763

5 vols

Contents:
Silas Blandford's draft rentals
[107.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QC3/1/6  1763-1771

10 vols

Contents:
Samuel Stokes' draft rentals and accounts
Includes payment to 'Mr Aram on account of measuring and mapping the manors', 1767
[F shelf 2 (acc. 3760); F shelf 2/10]

Vouchers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QC3/2/1  1822-1823

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including legal expenses (trespassers on Severn fishery)
[107.3.3 (13996)]

ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Glos. R.O. D1430]

[no title]  D2700/QC4/1  1668

2

Contents:
Letters from James Davis, Tidenham, to Charles Price [1st Duke's secretary], Worcester House
Includes suits against him begun by Sir John Somerset (Glos. assizes) and another at Hereford assizes; delivery of possession of Tidenham to John Morgan; Alvington tithe, and other estate business
[14699-14700]

[no title]  D2700/QC4/2  1677

1

Contents:
Letter from William Huggett [steward of Tidenham court] to Charles Price at Troy, about a proposal to mine coal in Tidenham Chase or elsewhere in Tidenham and Woolaston, and terms on which the miners are willing to work
[Fd 2/1 (14648)]

[no title]  D2700/QC4/3  c.1750

1

Contents:
Abstract of lands exchanged by the Duke of Beaufort and Charles James, Tidenham and Woolaston
[Fc 2/21 (12046)]

[no title]  D2700/QC4/4  1760-1763

5

Contents:
Silas Blandford's papers (miscellaneous)
Includes dispute with Mr Lewis of St. Pierre about kelp
[100.3.3]

[no title]  D2700/QC4/5  1761-1770

2 bdls

Contents:
Correspondence and papers of Samuel Stokes [steward of Tidenham and Woolaston and Hundred of Grumbald's Ash], mainly relating to Tidenham and Woolaston
Includes prosecution of William Worgan and others for stealing faggots from Tidenham wood, 1769; draft leases; copy petition to the late Duke of Beaufort for enclosing Tidenham common woods, (c. 1756); executors of 4th Duke v. Bertie Burgh (mortgage of Dayhouse Farm), 1763; Glos. election canvass, April 1763
[Fc 1/11]

[no title]  D2700/QC4/6  1766-1773

2 bdls

Contents:
Samuel Stokes' correspondence and papers, draft estate accounts and vouchers; mainly relating to Tidenham and Woolaston
Includes proposed enclosure of Woolaston Chase, 1766; sale of wood; fishery; Monmouthshire election canvass, 1771
[107.3.5; Fc 1/11; F shelf 2 acc.3760]

[no title]  D2700/QC4/7  1788

1

Contents:
Articles of association for the prosecution of felons
[13094]

LEGAL  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also SEVERN ROYALTY; FISHERIES]

[no title]  D2700/QC5/1  1671-1672

1 bdl

Contents:
Henry, Marquess of Worcester v. Dorothy Higford and her tenants about title to Alvington tithes (Exchequer suit papers)
Includes accounts of arrears of tithes, 1668-1772
[200.1.12]

[no title]  D2700/QC5/2  c.1672

1

Contents:
Simon Thelwell v. Henry, Marquess of Worcester about a copyhold estate granted by the 2nd Marquess to John Downer of which it is alleged Thelwell is only a trustee
[200.1.76]

[no title]  D2700/QC5/3  1692-1720

9

Contents:
Woolaston rectory and great tithes: suit papers, correspondence and case for counsel's opinion in controversies between the 1st Duke and Revd Thomas Davis, 1692-3, and between the Trustees of the 2nd Duke's estate and the Revd Robert Griffith, 1714-1720, over the claim of the incumbents of Woolaston to be rectors and to be entitled to the great tithes (Benjamin Hyett was 1st Duke's attorney)
[Fc 2/17 (12352-60)]

[no title]  D2700/QC5/4  1716

2

Contents:
Papers relating to a dispute between John Madocke and the Duke of Beaufort about the payment of a chief rent from his estate in Tidenham and Hewelsfield
[Fc 2/17 (12858-9)]

PURCHASE AND SALE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QC6/1  1872-1875

2

Contents:
Agreements for sale to the Wye Valley Railway Company of land at Dixton Hadnock (Mon.) and Newland; Tidenham and Woolaston (plans and schedules)
[Cd1/13 (12050, 12828)]

TENANCY  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also FISHERIES; ESTATE MANAGEMENT, GENERAL, TENANCY; Glos.R.O. D1430]

[no title]  D2700/QC7/1  (1652)-1702

1

Contents:
Tabulated abstract of leases, Tidenham and Woolaston, Chepstow and other Monmouthshire manors
[Fc 3/1 (12182)]

[no title]  D2700/QC7/2  (1670)-1711

3

Contents:
Schedule of leases, Tidenham and Woolaston, and memoranda relating to leases of copyhold lands and the Tidenham and Woolaston rental
[Fc 3/1 (12180-1)]

[no title]  D2700/QC7/3  (1729)-1800

1 vol.

Contents:
Tidenham and Woolaston register of leases 'No. 2'
[107.3.6]

[no title]  D2700/QC7/4  1624-1813

79

Contents:
Tidenham: counterpart leases and related documents
[Fc 2/2, Fd 1/4 (11,850-64,66,74-76); Fe 2/17 (12048); Fd 2/1 (14356); Fd 1/4, F drawer 1 (11,832-38,43-49,11,933-42);
F drawer 2/14; F shelf 2/6,7,9 (11,910,43-44,52-57); Gc 3/3 (12047); 11,911; 12064,66-83; 14718]

[no title]  D2700/QC7/5  1626-1791

100

Contents:
Woolaston: counterpart leases and related documents (including Alvington, St Briavels, and Hewelsfield)
[Fd 1/5,11; F shelf 2/7,9; Gc 3/1 (11915-32,71,86-8, 90,92-12024); Fd 2/1(14728); F shelf 2/6 (11906-9); F shelf 2/9 (11878-94, 11984); Gc 3/2(11969-70,82-3); 107; 12052-7, 59-60,62; 13129-33; 13048]

[no title]  D2700/QC7/6  1565-1791

28

Contents:
Tidenham and Woolaston counterpart leases and related documents, including Lancaut, St Briavels, Chapel Hill, Alvington, Whitemead Park (Forest of Dean)
[Fd 1/5, F shelf 2/7,9 (11959,61-8); 11912, 12127-32,34-35; 14375-84,86]

[no title]  D2700/QC7/7  late 17th cent

2

Contents:
Steward's papers relating to leases
[Fd 2/1(13150)]

[no title]  D2700/QC7/8  1741

1

Contents:
Letter about the lease of a farm
[14470]

INCLOSURE  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TITLE DEEDS; ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS; ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL, SURVEYS AND VALUATIONS; Glos R.O. D1430]

Tidenham  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QC8/1/1  1756

2


Related information: [(c. 1756) Petition to Duke for enclosing Tidenham common woods see ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS, papers of Samuel Stokes, 1766]

Contents:
Notice of a meeting of owners and occupiers with common rights to consider a method for inclosing the wastes, woods and pastures according to Act 29 Geo. II, 1756; proposals for enclosing Tidenham Chase endorsed 'Mr William Jones about inclosing the Chase' c. 1758
[Fc 2/17 (12896,14281)]

[no title]  D2700/QC8/1/2  1775

1

Contents:
Petition of owners of estates within the manor of Tidenham that the Duke should be allowed to inclose part of the common waste adjoining his woods in return for an annual rent payable to trustees for relief of the poor, and inclosure and allotment of the remainder of the woodland waste the Duke and those having common rights
[Fc 2/14 (13047)

Woolaston  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [1766 Proposed inclosure of Woolaston Chase see ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS, papers of Samuel Stokes]

[no title]  D2700/QC8/2/1  1776

1

Contents:
Petition of owners and proprietors of common field and intermixed lands within the parish and manor of Woolaston proposing a 'general private exchange' of intermixed property
[Fc 1/18 (13007)

[no title]  D2700/QC8/2/2  1787

1

Contents:
Agreement of owners of land in Woolaston common fields: John Aram is to make the map and Thomas Bryan (for the Duke) and James Croome, Breadstone, Berkeley (for the owners) are to allot and divide the common fields and apportion costs
[F drawer 2/10]

[no title]  D2700/QC8/2/3  1789

2

Contents:
'Deed of separation' by way of exchange, for carrying into effect the agreement made for allotting lands in Woolaston common fields and confirming divisions made by Thomas Bryan and James Croome
Includes map and schedule
Surveyor: John Aram
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Also shows new roads and proposed new boundary with Alvington parish
[107.3.2]

Alvington  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QC8/4/1  1803

1

Contents:
Draft Bill for Alvington inclosure (annotated)
[107.2.1]

Tidenham, Woolaston and Lancaut  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QC8/5/1  1815

1 vol.

Outsize

Contents:
Copy Tidenham, Woolaston and Lancaut inclosure award
Includes General Inclosure Act, 1801, and Tidenham, Woolaston and Lancaut Act, 1810, (bound into the volume)
[F drawer 1/6]

[no title]  D2700/QC8/5/2  1821

3

Contents:
Observations on cottage leases and particulars of cottagers [see V.C.H. Vol.X p. 70]
(Relates to Inclosure Act and encroachments)
[14176-8]

SEVERN ROYALTY  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The honor of Chepstow als Striguil was a marcher lordship with extensive privileges, including the admiralty of the Severn within its boundaries.
The boundaries of the Duke's royalty on the Severn extended to Cone Pill, Lydney, and from Shepherdine on the Berkeley shore to the River Avon on the Gloucestershire side

Regalian rights in the Severn estuary  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Somerset family inherited all the regalian rights of the lordship of Chepstow als Striguil by the grant of Edward IV of that lordship to Edward, Earl of Pembroke. The grant of the Abbey of Tintern to Henry, Earl of Worcester in 1537 reunited to the lordship certain lands and liberties which had formerly been granted to the Abbey by the lords of Chepstow.
The Act of 1536 which abolished marcher lordships and created the county of Monmouth did not result in any important diminution of regalian rights. It preserved the fiduciary rights and privileges of the marcher lords to their owners.
Included among these rights were fisheries, including royal fish, deodands, goods of felons, tolls, anchorage, wharfage, flotsam and jetsam, foreshore rights and rights to the beds of rivers, keelage and treasure trove, and wrecks. The lords of Chepstow also had prisage of wines, butlerage and rights of Admiralty. These rights and liberties were confirmed by the charter of 1607 and by the inspeximus of 1677.
An Exchequer decree of 1615, obtained as the result of a cause concerning the right of wrecks, gave precise and specific boundaries within which the regalian rights which belonged to the manor of Chepstow could be exercised.
From the seventeenth century to the present day these rights have been contested and have been the subject of frequent litigation.

[no title]  D2700/QC9/1  1584-1687

3

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Contents:
Surveys of the manor of Chepstow als Striguil 1584, 1687, and copy perambulation, 1687 [used in legal cases relating to the Severn Royalty]
Includes Court of Admiralty
[Da 2/8]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/2  1607

1

Copies information: On Microfilm 1352


Contents:
Depositions about the boundaries of the Earl of Worcester's royalty on the Severn, in Exchequer suit between the farmers of the customs of Bristol and the Earl
[Ed 1/28]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/3  1609

1

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Contents:
Proceedings in Admiralty Court between William Fleming, lessee of the Earl of Worcester, of kelp within his royalty, and Henry Yates of Bristol about gathering kelp in the Severn
Includes sketch map
[Ed 1/20]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/4  1610/11-1616/17

14

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Contents:
Exchequer suit papers, Earl of Worcester v. John Smith and others about the wreck of a Dutch or Flemish ship within the Earl's royalty on the Severn; the Earl's claim was disputed by the Lord High Admiral, Lord Berkeley as Vice-Admiral of Gloucestershire, and the City of Bristol (and 18th cent. copy)
Includes exemplification of Exchequer decree, 1615, defining the boundaries of the Earl of Worcester's royalty on the Severn. 18th - 19th cent. copies
[Bc 1/4; Cc 3/6; Ec 4/4; Bc 1/25]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/5  1613/14-1617

3

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Contents:
Proceedings in Llewellyn v. Sadler about wrecks within the Hundred of Henbury (and copy 1863)
Includes exemplification of judgment in King's Bench
[Bc 1/1; Bc 1/4; Bc 1/26]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/6  1722

1

Contents:
Certificate of appointment of Captain John Gosling of Chepstow as a pilot at a court leet and court of admiralty, Manor of Chepstow als Striguil
[Cc 3/6]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/7  (1607)

1

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Contents:
18th century copy of letters patent granting Michael Turner and Thomas Bennett the office of water bailiffs of the River Severn
[Bc 1/11]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/8  (1778)

1

Contents:
Copy depositions about a wreck at Black Rock within the Duke's jurisdication as Admiral [see Gc10/1/11a]
[Ce 4/4]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/9  c.1775-1940

3

Contents:
Chart of the Duke's royalty on the Severn, c.1775; copy by Robt Carr; 1940 copy of Carr's map
[De 1/3]

Old Passage Ferry  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/10  1720

1

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Related information: [See also WILLS AND RELATED TRUSTS: 2nd DUKE'S TRUSTEES]

Contents:
Case for counsel's opinion about the setting up of the New Passage ferry without the Duke's consent' within the last three years', lessening the value of the Old Passage and Chepstow toll
Includes statement that the Old Passage ferry boats on both sides of the Severn pay the Duke 11s p.a. rent, and that 'great numbers of Welsh cattle are ferried over to the English market by this ferry, and pay toll through the town of Chepstow'
[Bc 3/3 (14680)]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/11  1723-1733

2 bdls

Copies information: On Microfilm 1348


Contents:
Duke of Beaufort v. Thomas Lewis of St. Pierre, and counter-suits (Chancery)
Suit papers relating to the Duke's claim that the New Passage ferry at St. Pierre (as well as the Old Passage) was within his Severn royalty
Includes letter, 1733, stating that 'as the inhabitants of both counties find a general benefit of having two passages...it will be hard to find a jury that will be for taking away one of them'
[Ce 3/1; Ed 1/7,9-11,13, 21,24]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/12  (1469)-1724

3

Contents:
Copy grant and confirmation of the Manor of Chepstow etc. to the Earl of Pembroke, 1468, and copy exemplification of charter of James I (1607), and covering letter from John Burgh to Mr Catchmay
[Bc 1/11; Ed 1/14, 28]

[no title]  D2700/QC9/13  1833-1834

2

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Contents:
Note of Irish produce imported; cattle, sheep and pigs carried on the Old Passage ferry
[Drawer 14/2/5]

SEVERN AND WYE FISHERIES  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Fishing rights in both rivers were claimed by the Duke of Beaufort within the lordship of Chepstow als Striguil, including the manors of Tidenham and Woolaston. Fishing rights granted by the Earl of Pembroke to Tintern Abbey in 1223 were recovered when Tintern Abbey and its possessions, including fisheries, were granted to the Earl of Worcester in 1537

Legal  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/1  1615

1

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Contents:
Duchy of Lancaster v. William Catchmay
Bill in Chancery about raising Ithells weir, injuring the fishery and trade on the Wye; includes statement that Catchmay has also altered the 'ship stream' from the safe side on the Gloucestershire bank, to the unsafe (Mon.) side so that boats have been wrecked, and also levies tolls, to the injury of trade
[Bc 1/2 (11093)]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/2  (1653)

1

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Contents:
Copy order of the Committee for removing obstructions in the sale of the honors of the late King, Queen and Prince, relating to a petition about the Wye fishery at Monmouth bridge, claimed by Lord Herbert v. Col. Philip Jones and others, upholding Lord Herbert's claim [see also D27700/QA5/1/11, 5/2/5]
[Bc 1/2 (11095)]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/3  1658

2

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Contents:
John Baddam v. Mary Manson about right to Wye fishery in parishes of Monmouth and Dixton claimed by Lord Herbert (case papers)
[Bc 1/2 (11096,99)]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/4  c.1667

2

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Contents:
Thomas Potter v. Thomas Catchmay: suit papers relating to dispute over a Wye fishery demised to Potter by Henry, Marquess of Worcester
[Bc 1/13; 14362]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/5  c 1678

4

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Contents:
Draft Act for preservation of fish in Rivers Severn, Wye, Usk and Team, and other rivers; draft clauses and petition for inclusion of Wye
[Bc 1/1]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/6  1716

3

Contents:
Case and memoranda about the Duke's Wye fishery in dispute with Lord Foley [see also WILLS AND RELATED TRUSTS: 2nd DUKE'S TRUSTEES]
[200.1.43; Bc 1/2(11097-8)]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/7  (1733)-c1762

1 bdl

Contents:
Capt. Christopher Bond v. Duke of Beaufort, Glos. assizes, 1739, about claims to Ithell Weir fishery on the Wye: Charles Halfpenny's [Town Clerk of Monmouth and steward of Mon. and Brecon manors] papers and correspondence
Includes sketch map of Wye fishery, Redbrook to Brockweir; letter from the Duke to Halfpenny, 1739, about proving his pedigree - 'all the monuments at Raglan were so demolished in the late rebellion that there is no proof to be had from them, and I suppose in those times the deeds relating to the family suffered in the same manner for I can find none but the two which I have now sent you which I think brings it from Edward the last Earl of Worcester to Henry the 1st Duke of Beaufort...but at present dont know how to do it any further back'; notes on Duke's pedigree from Charles, 1st Earl of Worcester
c.1762: Lord Windsor's claim to Angidy Water v. Duke of Beaufort
[Bc 2/30 (12395-12417)]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/8  1773

2

Contents:
Stephen Bailey v. Thomas Waters: trespass in his Wye fishery, Tidenham (resulting from claim of Morgan Lewis of St Pierre to a fishery in the Wye)
[Ed 1/28]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/9  1772-1784

2 bdls

Contents:
John Hoggard and William Proctor (tenants of Morgan Lewis of St. Pierre) v. Silas Blandford jun. and others (the Duke's servants and agents) over fishery rights in the Severn and Wye
Includes case for counsel's opinion, case papers, exemplification of judgment
[Bc 1/16,18, 30, 30A; Ed 1/22, 26,28]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/10  1771-1777

1 bdl

Contents:
Lewis v. Davies and others (the Duke's servants): Wye fishery disputes relating to Hunger Pill and Mathern's Pill, Monmouthshire assizes, 1777
Includes case papers; plans of lands between Lay Furlong Gout and Hunger Pill surveyed by John Aram; copies and translations of documents (1307 - 1687); correspondence; lawyer's bills
[Bc 1/6-7,15,19-20, 23(12857, 12892); Bd 2/1(9419); Cc3/6, 4/4; De 1/8; Ed 1/16, 23(11100); 201.1.7; 12825, 14282, 14441-2, 14647]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/11  c.1776-1777

1

Contents:
Monmouth assizes (probably relates to Lewis case)
Incomplete record of proceedings in fishery case relating to the Wye at Chepstow
[De 1/7]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/11a  1771-1798

1 bdl

Contents:
Papers & correspondence of Silas, relating to wreck (1778) & fishery cases (1771-1798)
[Ec 4/14]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/12  1812

3

Contents:
Duke v. John Quinton: trespass on Wye fishery, Tidenham
[12890-1; 14213]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/13  1819-1821

11

Contents:
William Bevan v. John Williams: case papers in action for trespass in Duke's fishery in River Severn within the manor of Woolaston
[Box C bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/14  1776-1819

7

Contents:
Briefs in Wye and Severn fishery cases:
Includes Hoggart and Proctor v. Blandford et al.; Morgan Lewis v. Davies and others, 1777; Charles Bennett v. John Webb (Duke v. Lewis) re Matherne fishery, 1779; Duke v. Thomas Machin, 1812 (Wye fishery at Chepstow); Duke v. James Ricketts, 1812 (Wye fishery at Chepstow); Bevan v. Williams
[I drawer 1/3]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/15  c.1843

1

Contents:
Agent's memoranda about the parishes and hamlets included in the 'paramount manor of Chepstow als Striguil', and rights and privileges belonging to the lord of the manor, including Wye and Severn fisheries
[Cc 3/6]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/16  (1200)-1894

4 bdls

Contents:
Certified copies and translations of Crown grants, deeds, inquisitions post mortem, ministers' accounts, court rolls, rentals, borough charters, and legal proceedings relating to the Welsh estates, made 1657-1894
Probably used in evidence in 18th and 19th century lawsuits relating to liberties and royalties of manor of Chepstow als Striguil; 19th century Welsh litigation e.g. Beaufort v. Swansea, 1848; proceedings of the Commission inquiring into British fisheries, 1860-69
Numbered 6-66, nos 16,21,51,66 missing; some grants relating to Irish property (8-9,11-14) apparently included to illustrate the contemporary meaning of the word 'terra' in charters such as no. D2700/QC10/7
[L till 2/6-65; Box A bay C; Bc 1/20]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/1/17  (1819)-c.1928

2

Contents:
Draft memorandum about the Duke's title to the Severn fisheries; extract of Bevan v. Williams case (1819)
[Ed 1/25,39]

Tenancy  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also BADMINTON ESTATE]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/2/1  1668-1863

31

Contents:
Counterpart leases and articles of agreement relating to the Duke's Severn and Wye fisheries
[Bc 1/22(14747); Bc 1/29; Ed 1/5, 25; F shelf 2/6(11816); 9698; 11720-22, 27-29, 78-81; 11803, 9-10, 15; 13099; B drawer 1 (12516)]

Water Bailiff  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Tidenham and Woolaston MANORIAL]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/3/1  1819

1

Contents:
Appointment of Lewis Price, Chepstow, yeoman, as water bailiff and conservator and overseer of rivers and fisheries for various Monmouthshire manors and of Tidenham and Woolaston in rivers Severn and Wye
[14315]

Wye Fishery District  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/4/1  1866-1877

1 bdl

Contents:
Duke's correspondence and papers relating to the Board of Conservators of the Wye Fishery District (bye-laws etc.)
[508.16.1]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/4/2  1867

1

Contents:
Printed map of the three fishery districts of Severn, Wye and Usk, by John Lloyd, conservator of the Wye and Usk
[De 1/4]

[no title]  D2700/QC10/4/3  1874

1 sml vol

Contents:
Printed 'Public inquiry into the bye-laws of the Wye Fishery District' reprinted from the Hereford Times (the Duke was one of the opponents)
[Ec 2/6 (10,218)]

WYE NAVIGATION  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also SEVERN AND WYE FISHERIES]

[no title]  D2700/QC11/1  (1662-1696)

4

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Contents:
Copy Act for making the rivers Wye and Lugg navigable in Herefordhire, Glos., and Monmouthshire, 1662, 1696; copy Duke's conveyance of Ashweir and Wallweir to Trustees of Navigation, 1696
[Bc 1/1,27]

[no title]  D2700/QC11/2  c.1678

1

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Contents:
'Proviso abt fishery, abt navigation of Wye'
Draft clauses [of Act for preservation of fish] and petition that the Wye shall be included in the Act [See SEVERN AND WYE FISHERIES]
[604.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QC11/3  (1684)

1

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Contents:
Copy decree of the Commissioners of Sewers for Gloucestershire about the raising of Lynne Weir on the Wye by Henry Probert and Edward Feilding, obstructing navigation
[Bc 1/1]

[no title]  D2700/QC11/4  1805

2

Contents:
Letter to the 6th Duke from the secretary of a committee established to obtain a survey and estimate for improving the navigation of the Wye, giving notice of a meeting and hoping for the Duke's support; enclosing survey and report by Mr. Jessop about improving the Wye navigation
[509. 14. 21]

[no title]  D2700/QC11/5  1809

1

Contents:
Draft resolutions passed by a meeting of owners of barges, trows etc. navigating on the Wye, for preventing the conveyance of stolen timber, underwood or bank
[12849]

MAPS AND PLANS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Woolaston INCLOSURE; SEVERN ROYALTY]

[no title]  D2700/QC12/1  c. 1707

9

Contents:
Plans and elevations of proposed new farm house, stables and outbuildings at Madgett Farm, with calculation of cost of materials
[B drawer 2]

[no title]  D2700/QC12/2  c1707

1 vol.

Contents:
Reference book to a map [missing] of Madgett Farm, Woolaston, including map refs, state of cultivation, value per acre
[Fd 2/3]

[no title]  D2700/QC12/3  c.1743

1

Contents:
Fragment of a map of [Tidenham]
Shows open field strips, inclosures, owners and occupiers, field names, acreages, roads and footpaths
Surveyor: [Robert Whittlesey]
Scale: [5 chains: 1"] (16 inches: 1 mile)
Size: 35" by 73½"
Ink on paper, mounted 'No. 16'
[see TITLE DEEDS: exchanges]
[Map 75]

[no title]  D2700/QC12/4  1743

1

Unfit for production 15.10.98

Contents:
'A Survey of the Manor of Woolaston'
Shows open field strips, inclosures, owners and occupier, field names, acreages, road and footpaths
Surveyor: Robert Whittlesey
Scales: 20 perches: 1" (16" 1 mile)
Size: 34" by 47½"
Ink on paper, mounted 'No. 17'
[see also TITLE DEEDS: exchanges]
[Acc. 2869]

[no title]  D2700/QC12/5  1769

1, 1 vol

Contents:
'A map of the several estates situated in the the manors and parishes of Tidenham and Woolaston... belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Reference tables giving tenants, field names, acreages, state of cultivation
Show open field strips, inclosures, woods, hedges, roads, buildings in block plan and some (e.g. churches) in elevation; River Wye showing weirs; River Severn and 'pills'; Tidenham Chase
Reference book duplicates reference tables
Surveyor: John Aram
Scale: 8 chains: 1" (10": 1 mile)
Size: 49" by 60"
Ink and watercolour on parchment 'no. 18'
[F drawer 2/5; F shelf 2/10]

[no title]  D2700/QC12/6  c.1770

1

Contents:
Plan of woodlands in[Tidenham]
No surveyor or scale
Size: 20" by 29"
Ink on paper
[Map 74]

[no title]  D2700/QC12/7  c.1780s

9

Contents:
'Sundry useful maps, Tidenham and Woolaston'
Detailed plans of farms and other tenancies, and woods in hand, with schedules: tenants, estate, acreage (from 1769 map)
[Fc 2/22 (12037-45)]

[no title]  D2700/QC12/8  1872

1

Contents:
'Plan no. 1 of lands in the parishes of Tidenham, Woolaston and Alvington... referred to in the annexed conveyance' [see TITLE DEEDS (NE 3/6)]
Based on the tithe maps
Scale: 6 chains :1" (13. 3": 1 mile)
Size: 45" by 17"
Ink and watercolour on linen, mounted; signed by John Lancaster
[H drawer 1/6]

[no title]  D2700/QC12/9  1872

1

Contents:
'Plan no. 2... referred to in the annexed conveyance'
Based on tithe maps
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 33" by 50"
Ink and watercolour on linen, mounted; signed by John Lancaster
[H drawer 1/6]

Forest of Dean  D2700/QC12/10  early 19th cent

1

Contents:
'Sketch of the strata of the Forest of Dean' dedicated to the Duke of Beaufort by William Bradley, 'one of the miners of the Forest'
Shows veins of coal and amount 'gotten', greystone, sandstone, iron ere, limestone, pebble sandstone, red paving stone; Speech House at the centre, Severn to Wye
Reference table: coal veins, iron ore, stone
No scale; ink and watercolour on paper
Size: 28" by 39½"
[1010.3.1]

BERKSHIRE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QD/1  1656

1

Contents:
Thomas Dolman v. Henry, Lord Herbert
Bill of complaint about the repair of a fence at Thatcham, adjoining Lord Herbert's lands at Crossham
[109.4.1]

DEVON  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [c.1711-c 1713 Surrey and valuations of Chulmleigh and Denbury see ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QA3/1)]
[1759-1767 Surveys and valuations of Chulmleigh see TRUSTEES OF THE 4th DUKE'S ESTATE]

Accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TRUSTEES OF THE 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE; TRUSTEES OF THE 4th DUKE'S ESTATE; ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL]

[no title]  D2700/QE1/1  1748-1762

1 bdl

Contents:
Humphrey Aram's rentals and accounts for the Chulmleigh estate
[113.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/QE1/2  1762-1769

1 bdl

Contents:
George Lucy's rentals and accounts for the Chulmleigh estate, with a few vouchers, 1766; correpondence with Thomas Conway
[113.1.1]

Legal  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QE2/1  1615-1616

1 bdl

Contents:
Grace Peter, Hayes, Devon, widow, v. Henry, Lord Herbert (Chancery suit papers)
Relates to custom of the manor of Denbury regarding copyhold inheritance by widows, and to a copyhold granted by Francis, Earl of Bedford to her late husband, 1556. Shortly afterwards the Earl 'sold and dismembered' the manor of Denbury, and the residue descended to Lady Anne, wife of Henry, Lord Herbert
[200.1.71]

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QE3/1  1598

1

Contents:
Grant by Lady Elizabeth and Lady Anne Russell to Thomas Molforde for 8 years of all the oaks, elms and other timber trees in Chulmleigh Park and manor
[Eb 3/1(9)]

DORSET  [no ref. or date]

Surveys and Valuations  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TRUSTEES OF THE 4th DUKE'S ESTATE]

[no title]  D2700/QF1/1  1711

1

Contents:
Survey and valuation of the manor of Chaldon Herring, and lands and tenements about Weymouth, with note of property in Weymouth sold [by Joseph Gillmore]
[109.2.7]

Accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TRUSTEES OF THE 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE; TRUSTEES OF THE 4th DUKE'S ESTATE; ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL]

[no title]  D2700/QF2/1  1746-1765

1 bdl

Contents:
Steward's accounts for Chaldon Herring, Fossell and Weymouth, and related papers
[109.2.6]

[no title]  D2700/QF2/2  (1768)-1772

5

Contents:
Accounts of the Chaldon Herring estate
[508.13.1,2]

[no title]  D2700/QF2/3  1778-1788

1 bdl

Contents:
Chaldon Herring quit rents
[100.3.3]

Tenancy  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QF3/1  1573-1784

31

Contents:
Counterpart and copy leases, 1573-1784, and steward's voucher for surrenders and leases, 1760
[109.2.1,3,4, 22]

[no title]  D2700/QF3/2  c.1750

1

Contents:
Steward's memoranda about leases of lands in Week Regis and Weymouth
[109.2.7]

[no title]  D2700/QF3/3  (1737)-1773

3

Contents:
Agent's memoranda about a lease to the Dorset estate steward, Richard Gostelowe
[109.2.11]

Maps and Plans  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QF4/1  c. 1710

1

Contents:
Draft map of a farm occupied by William Toope deceased, part of the manor of Chaldon Herring
Includes valuation; shows buildings in elevation, closes, open field strips, tenants, field names
No surveyor or scale
Ink and watercolour on paper
Size: 27½" by 22½" (in four pieces)
[109.2.3]

HAMPSHIRE  [no ref. or date]

Accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TRUSTEES OF THE 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE; TRUSTEES OF THE 4th DUKE'S ESTATE; ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL]

[no title]  D2700/QG2/1  1667-1691

1 bdl

Contents:
Bailiff's accounts, 1667-1684, 1691
[109.2.15; 304.102.2]

[no title]  D2700/QG2/2  1699-1726

1 bdl

Contents:
Bailiff's accounts
[109.2.15; 304.102.6]

[no title]  D2700/QG2/3  1759-1772

13 vols

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Annual rentals, manors of Chalton and Fiveheads
[109.2.14]

[no title]  D2700/QG2/4  1770

1

Contents:
Steward's (Daniel Tandy) account of travelling expenses
[K shelf 2/20]

[no title]  D2700/QG2/5  1770-1773

1 bdl

Contents:
Hants estate vouchers
[304.102.2,6]

[no title]  D2700/QG2/6  (1763-1786)

1

Contents:
Certificate of quietus to John Duthy as receiver-general, Hants (1763-86), 1803
[110.2.85]

Estate correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QG3/1  1582-1710

8

Contents:
Hants steward's papers
Includes warrants for preservation of game, 1689, 1691; memorandum about the bounds of tithings in Chalton manor, 1699; legal papers about the title to Gounters Hill Close, Manor of Stansted, Sussex; letters about destruction of woodlands, 1690, and surrey by Joseph Gillmore, 1710; agreement for felling timber, 1582
[304.102.6; 109.2.15; L till 6/4]

[no title]  D2700/QG3/2  1713-c.1745

5

Contents:
Steward's miscellaneous papers
[109.2.20]

[no title]  D2700/QG3/3  c.1751

1 sml vol

Contents:
Steward's memoranda about Hants timber appraisal by William Banks and William Steel[timber merchant]
[See also Legal: Wood Crofts]
[109.2.16]

[no title]  D2700/QG3/4  (1751)-1752

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Steward's notebook mainly relating to the dispute between the Duke and James Tooker about the bounds of Wood Crofts [see also Legal]
Includes strays; 'driving the forest'; forest bounds; buildings at Pyle Farm; rough plans and sketches of barns, stables and oxhouse
[109.2.21]

[no title]  D2700/QG3/5  1753-1755

1 bdl

Contents:
Stewards papers mainly relating to Wood Crofts dispute [see also Legal]
[304.102.2,6]

[no title]  D2700/QG3/6  1756

12

Contents:
Letters to 4th Duke from William Banks and John Duthy, and from Thomas Peace, steward of the manor court, relating to Hants estate
Includes letter from Duthy, 29 April: 'Abuses are but too numerous among your Grace's tenants and neighbours in these parts, and...there seems to be too apparent a disposition among them to take advantage of your Grace's principal agents and servants'
[509.12.6]

Legal  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QG4/7  1632

7

Contents:
Attorney-general v. Henry, Earl of Worcester and others: Chancery suit papers relating to the advowsons of Chalton, Clanfield and Blendworth (granted, 1542, to William, Earl of Southampton and his heirs male, with remainder to William, Lord Herbert and heirs male - he inherited on death of the Earl of Southampton without heirs male; grant of advowson disputed by James I, but granted by him to Edward, Earl of Worcester and his heirs, 1617/18) [see also D2700/NC15/1]
Includes draft petition to the king by the Earl of Worcester - he is willing to submit to the king's wish to have the future inheritance of the advowsons but would like the manors of Caldicot and Hadnock in fee in return; contemporary and late 17th century copies of the Earl of Worcester's case
[109.2.1,9; National Library of Wales 12894]

[no title]  D2700/QG4/8  1717

5

Contents:
Dukes of Beaufort and Portland v. Sir Richard Corbett: case for counsel's opinion and case papers relating to Titchfield mills and use of water
[200.1.14,76]

[no title]  D2700/QG4/9  1743-1757

1 bdl

Contents:
Dispute over tithe of underwood claimed by the vicar of Catherington
[200.1.13]

[no title]  D2700/QG4/10  1751-1759

1 bdl

Contents:
James Tooker v. Duke of Beaufort about the bounds of Wood Crofts, Catherington (Hinton Daubeny)
Includes plan of Duke's forest (of Bere), Chalton; copy grant of manor of Hinton Daubeny (1590); letters from William Banks to the Duke about the cutting and sale of timber [see also Estate papers and correspondence]; extracts from Chalton manor court books, 1651-1699; indemnification from James Tooker to 4th Duke's executors from any demands for wood cut by the Duke in Wood Crofts (reciting verdict in Tooker's favour at assizes, 1755), 1759
[109.2.9,18,20,24; 200.1.13; 510.12.1]

[no title]  D2700/QG4/11  1873

1

Contents:
Bankruptcy proceedings relatingto John Day snr., Nether Wallop, Hants, race-horse trainer
[508.16.1]

Parliamentary  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QG5/1  1763

1

Contents:
Act for the better paving of the streets, and for the preventing of nuisances and other annoyances in the town of Gosport, Hants
[110.1.45]

HEREFORDSHIRE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QH/1  1699

2

Contents:
Valuation of Poston farm
[114.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/QH/2  c.1742

1

Contents:
Rental (incomplete) of Llanelly and Poston
[200.1.83]

[no title]  D2700/QH/3  1760

1 vol.

Contents:
Bailiff's account of cattle and sheep bought and sold etc.
[100.7.12]

[no title]  D2700/QH/4  1732

3

Contents:
Correspondence of Lady Anne Coventry with Lord Arthur Somerset's agent about Lord Arthur's debts
[502.2.1]

[no title]  D2700/QH/5  1705-1741

10

Contents:
Leases and agreements
[109.2.3; 114.1.1; 502.2.2; C drawer 1 (12997)]

LINCOLNSHIRE  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL - Parliamentary (sequestration)]
[1657 Lease by Lord Herbert to William Abbey see National Library of Wales 1203]

Administrative history:
The manor of Sutton, Lincs, was granted to Thomas, Viscount Somerset, in 1635, and was bequeathed by Elizabeth Somerset to Henry, Lord Herbert

LONDON AND MIDDLESEX  [no ref. or date]

Taxation  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QJ2/1  1744

1

Contents:
Land tax assessment for Westminster (totals only for each parish)
[100.3.1]

Accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TRUSTEES OF THE 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE; TRUSTEES OF THE 4th DUKE's ESTATE]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/1  1745-1750

5

Contents:
Beaufort Buildings rentals and accounts
Payments include Beaufort House in Grosvenor Street account; Charlton account; Mrs Burr's annuity (later Mrs Gainsborough); 'wainscot bought at Canon's'; £36 1s to Mr Heath, mathematical instrument maker; 'a book called the Flower Garden'
[National Library of Wales 12156-12158]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/2  1728-1735

1 vol.

Contents:
Michael Aiskew's accounts for business transacted for the 3rd Duke (as auditor, lawyer and steward)
At end: memorandum by the Duke that Aiskew's account was settled, 1735, and that his salary commenced Lady Day, 1733
[See also TRUSTEES OF THE 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE]
Payment include:
1728 Duke's baggage etc. from the continent
1729 23 March 'list of diamonds etc. taken from Badminton'
1729 July: Carolina Act
Aug.: silversmiths about the plate
Sept: jeweller, watchmaker
Oct-March: lease of Lord Essex's house
Oct.: sale of Camois estate (to July 1730)
31 Oct: 'Mr Dendridge about your Grace's picture'
Nov: Mayaffree - weighing and valuation of diamonds
1732 14 Sept. - 27 Jan. 1733: negotiations at the Custom House about the Italian cabinet shipped on the Oriana
1735 Jan-Feb: at the Custom House about hangings
[304.101.6(3)]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/3  1731-1733

1 vol.

Contents:
Michael Aiskew's cash account
Payments include custom etc. for the Italian cabinet, 1732/3-1733; Mayaffree, jeweller, for a snuff box, 1732; [John] White, silversmith, [for plate], £150; [John] Phillips, cabinet-maker, £114, 1733; golf club and balls; Jn Shelton, frame-maker, 1733
[G drawer 1/13]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/4  1733-1736

1 vol.

Contents:
Michael Aiskew's cash account
Payments include Hogarth for prints of the Rake's Progress, 1736; customs for hangings, 1734; [Thomas]Heath, mathematical instrument maker, 1736; Dandridge for Her [...] Praces picture, 1736
[G drawer 1/13]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/5  1736-1737

1 vol.

Contents:
Michael Aiskew's cash account
Payments include surveyor's charges (Mr Banks)
[G drawer 1/13]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/6  1737-1740

1 vol.

Contents:
Michael Aiskew's cash account
Payments include payments on account of the Duke's house in Grosvenor Street, 1738; payment to Mr May on account of Capt.Pulham of the Oriana from Leghorn, 10 guineas [see FAMILY: 3rd Duke], 1739; Heath, mathematical instrument maker, 1738
[G drawer 1/13]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/7  1740-1741

1 vol.

Contents:
Michael Aiskew's cash account
Payments include treating voters
[G drawer 1/13]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/8  1741-1742

1 vol.

Contents:
Michael Aiskew's cash account
Payments include glass, colours for Badminton; payments to Banks, 1742; White, silversmith (for Grosvenor Street) £5 9s 6d; payments on Charlton account
[G drawer 1/13]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/9  1742-1743

1 vol.

Contents:
Michael Aiskew's cash account
Includes payments on the Charlton account
[G drawer 1/13]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/10  1743-1744

1 vol.

Contents:
Michael Aiskew's cash account
Payments include [John] Wallinger for a marble stool; payments to Banks; Charlton account
[G drawer 1/13]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/11  1740-1741

1 vol., 1 bdl

Contents:
Building accounts for Lord Noel Somerset's house in Brook Street, St George Hanover Square (William Banks, surveyor and clerk of the works, and workmen): repairs, additions, fixtures
At front: 'General bills of the whole repair, 1740'
At end: 'Particular works to each room, 1740'
Includes carving by John Boson [see also FAMILY: 4th Duke's accounts, FmJ 3/16]; plasterwork by Wm Perritt; Thos Townsend, carpenter; An Chandler, mason
Aiskew's vouchers for this account
[Box L/7; 304.102.6;304.11.3]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/12  1727-1745

3 bdls

Contents:
Michael Aiskew's vouchers
Includes plate made by John White, 1729-30; Gee. Graham for clocks and watches, 1729-30; Francis Smith (no details), 1730; extensive repairs/alterations to the Grosvenor Street house, and 'new making and altering' the garden there, with list of plants and trees, 1738-9; Bartholomew Dandridge for 'his Grace's picture sent to Lord Arthur Somerset', 1729; William Palmer, upholsterer, for 'mending work' at Badminton, 1729-30 [see also FmI 4/4]
[304.102.2,3,5; 509.12.2-5;304.11.1-3]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/13  1740

1

Contents:
Letter from Aiskew to 3rd Duke on financial matters
[110.2.75]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/14  1766-1776

2 bdls

Contents:
Thomas Conway's accounts and vouchers (as auditor, and London steward; general payments for 5th Duke)
Includes work to the Grosvenor Square house (Richard Pitt, painter; Jonathan Pratt, plasterer), 1766-1768; John Linnell for furniture, and work done at Grosvenor Square, 1765-68; William Hamilton, joiner, for two chimney-pieces 'examined by James Adam' 1768; 'carriage of pattern of borders from Hatchlands', 1768; chimney-pieces by Thomas Carter (old ones valued by order of Robert Adam), 1768; Admiral Boscawen's picture bought at Mr Mason's sale at Datchet. 1773-4; glass and case for Angelica Perotti's picture, 1774; Fenton, 1766, 1774-5 [see also FAMILY: 5th Duke's accounts] (FmL 5/10)
[303.3.6; 304.102.7(9); drawer 32/3/3,5]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/15  1778

10

Contents:
Vouchers to Conway's account
[404.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/16  1780-1786

1 bdl

Contents:
Conway's account with the 4th Duchess, and vouchers
Includes taxes, allowances to servants (or ex-servants), his salary; schedule of annuities paid by Messrs Drummonds, 1779
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/QJ3/17  1761-1780

7


Related information: [1779-1818] Building accounts: see ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL]

Contents:
Conway's miscellaneous financial papers relating to the 5th Duke's estate
[100.3.3]

Estate correspondence and papers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also FmJ 2/8]

[no title]  D2700/QJ4/1  1721/2

1

Contents:
Bankruptcy commission against Samuel Keble snr and jun., St Dunstan in the West, booksellers
[300.4.1]

[no title]  D2700/QJ4/2  1779-1786

5

Contents:
Fire insurance policies, 1779, renewed 1786, for Grosvenor Square House, stables and coach-houses
[307.2.1]

[no title]  D2700/QJ4/3  1806

1

Contents:
Letter about the lease of stables by the Duke
[508.14.1]

[no title]  D2700/QJ4/4  1813

1

Contents:
Measurements of the Duke's pew in the south gallery of St Clement Danes church, and servants' pew, and memorandum of relinquishing of claim to the pew by Her Grace
[G drawer 1/2]

Legal  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QJ5/1  (1674)-1683/4

5

Contents:
Thomas Nicholas v. Daniel Hodges and wife Mary
Case papers relating to a partnership in a men's tailoring business, London, and about the separate trade carried on by Daniel Hodges in breach of the articles of partnership; it was alleged that he had 'got away' several customers including the Duke of Beaufort
[600.3.10(8); National Library of Wales 14572-5]

[no title]  D2700/QJ5/2  1698/9

1

Contents:
Draft award by the Duke of Beaufort in dispute between his tenants, Beaufort Buildings, about party walls of a house in Beaufort Street
[100.3.7]

[no title]  D2700/QJ5/3  1703

1

Contents:
Dr John King, rector of Chelsea, v. 1st Duchess for non-payment of composition for tithes on garden produce
The Chelsea house is described as a large, stately mansion with 15a. of gardens, planted with fruit trees, vegetables and flowers and herbs which were sold by the gardener William Oram to the value of £250p.a.
[200.1.71]

[no title]  D2700/QJ5/4  1716/17-1721

2 bdls

Contents:
Sir Hans Sloane v. Duke of Beaufort and his trustees: suit papers relating to right to water from the Kensington to Chelsea conduit for the Chelsea house which the trustees want to sell
Includes a history of the Chelsea house 'called the greatest house in Chelsea which formerly belonged to Sir Arthur Gorges... and afterwards to Lionel Cranfield(afterwards Earl of Middlesex and Lord Treasurer) who conveyed it to Charles I who granted it to the Duke of Buckingham, and was therefore called Cranfield, afterwards Buckingham House' and was purchased by the 1st Duke from the Earl of Bristol (Buckingham had sold it to 'one Plumer' who sold it to the Earl of Bristol) when it became known as Beaufort House; also includes earlier suit papers, Lord Cheyne v. Duke and Dowager Duchess; draft certificate of repair of water pipes in accordance with a Chancery order; depositions, 1704, by the Duke's head gardeners at Chelsea, in Mansfield c1681-94. Wm Oram from c 1694
[200.1.63,73; Lb 2/1]

[no title]  D2700/QJ5/5  (1730)-c1741

1

Contents:
William Banks and others v. Francis Coy, builder
Banks was employed by Coy in purchasing lands and houses, pulling them down, surveying, making plans for rebuilding, making contracts, etc. Banks alleges that because he refused to participate in 'something [Coy] proposed in respect to his Grace the Duke of Beaufort' Coy attempted to intimidate him and had him arrested for debt
Endorsed: 'copy bill and answer sent to Mr Banks at Badminton and received from him with his notes'
[201.2.1]

Tenancy  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QJ6/1  1683-1756

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases and assignments, Beaufort Buildings
[109.3.1; National Library of Wales 12085-12106, 12996, 13005]

[no title]  D2700/QJ6/2  1774-1797

1 bdl

Contents:
Endorsed by the 4th Duchess 'relating to the house in Berkeley Square '[Lord Albemarle's]
Includes list of pictures, including 'portrait by Leotar'. 'Miss Reed's picture', some with note 'Ly E[lizbath] C[ompton][c.1781]; list of windows; letters from James Wyatt about minor alterations, n.d.; correspondence, 1784-1792 [see also Fm K 1/3/30]
[111.5.1]

[no title]  D2700/QJ6/3  1781

1

Contents:
Lease by the Hon. Augustus Keppel to the Dowager Duchess of Beaufort of the house in Berkeley Square, (12yrs), with schedule of fixtures and fittings
[111.1.6]

[no title]  D2700/QJ6/4  1794-1798

1 bdl

Contents:
Endorsed by the 4th Duchess, 'Letters etc relating to Mrs Damer's house in Grosvenor Square' (which the Duchess considered renting)
Includes plan of the house
[110.1.45]

[no title]  D2700/QJ6/5  1859-1890

1

Contents:
Lease by W & J Holland to Dowager Duchess of 30 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, & Surrender.
[Box 52 [...] ldl 2]

OXFORDSHIRE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QK/1  1804

1

Contents:
Tenancy agreement for Blandford Park house
[508.14.1]

[no title]  D2700/QK/2  1819-1826

1

Contents:
Lease to the Duke of Beaufort of Heythrop House, with schedule of furniture, pictures, tapestries etc.
[401.7.1]

NETHERAVON (WILTS)  [no ref. or date]

Accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also TRUSTEES OF THE 4th DUKE'S ESTATE]

[no title]  D2700/QL2/1  1737/8-1757

1 vol.

Contents:
John Perfect's (steward of Netheravon and Chalton) cash account
Disbursements include travelling (mainly this from 1748/9); tradesmen and sundries (mainly Netheravon, Bath and London); servants; cash paid on His Grace's orders (including personal items for 3rd Duke)
Includes 'a leather conveniency to lift His Grace into the coach', 1741; men going with the deer carriage and a cart to Netheravon, 1741; 'hire of a horse 3 days for the Prince's falconer', 1742; pigeons sent to the falconer and catching magpies for the hawks, 1743; 'putting trees in at the White Horse Cellar to go into the country by waggon', 1742/3; hawks lures, 1742; Mr Poulton, falconer, 1744; carriage of pictures from Badminton to London, 1744; expenses at Bath during the 3rd Duke's last illness, 1744/5
[For accounts from 1749/50 see TRUSTEES OF THE 4th DUKE's ESTATE (PB 3/1)]
[I shelf 2/7]

Tenancy  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QL3/1  1736-1767

1 vol.; 7

Outsize.

Contents:
Counterpart and copy leases and related papers
[108.1.1; 110.5.2,13]

Maps and Plans  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QL4/1  1748

1

Contents:
'A map of the manor and parish of Netheravon ...surveyed... 1748 by Robert Whittlesey'
Shows open field strips, occupiers, acreages, field names, buildings in block plan, roads, river, boundary of 'inland' and 'outland' parts of the parish
Scale: 20 perches: 1" (16": 1 mile)
Size: 34" by 61"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 56a]

WORCESTERSHIRE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QM/1  c.1550

1 roll

Contents:
Court of Augmentations account relating to the farm of 'parcel of the possessions late belonging to the monastery of Evesham', originally leased to Philip Hobbie, including manors of Bretforton, Bengeworth, Aldington, Badsey, Willersey, Wickhamford, Church Honeybourne
[Russell estates: Lord John Russell married Elizabeth, widow of Sir Thomas Hoby of Bisham, Berks; there were two sons of the Hoby marriage - Sir Edward and Sir Thomas Posthumous]
[L till 6/3]

[no title]  D2700/QM/2  1612-1617

1 bdl

Contents:
Henry Lord Herbert and Lady Anne (Russell) v. Sir Thomas Hoby and Sir Edward Hoby: Chancery suit papers relating to the estate of the Dowager Lady Elizabeth Russell, deceased, mother of Anne, including tithes of Worcs parishes, Blackfriars House, Eyford and Powden (Church Honeybourne) pastures, 1612-16 [see also National Library of Wales 1201, 2528-9]
Sir Thomas Hoby v. Dame Cecily Hoby and others about the estate of Sir Edward Hoby, Bisham, Berks, decd, 1617
[200.1.60]

[no title]  D2700/QM/3  1661/2-1664

1 bdl

Contents:
Henry Lord Herbert v. Canning and others: Chancery suit papers relating to a dipute over the lease of tithes of certain Worcs parishes from Christ Church college, Oxon.
Includes office copy will of Lady Eliz. Russell, dated 1609
[200.1.54]

IRELAND  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QN/1  1620-1622

1 vol.

Contents:
Sir Thomas Somerset's revenues: rental of his Irish estates, with some miscellaneous receipts, and final statement by the steward, Walter Lawles
[300.1.1]

CAROLINAS AND BAHAMAS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also WILLS AND RELATED TRUSTS: Rebecca, Lady Granville; TRUSTEES OF THE 2nd DUKE'S ESTATE, for sale of Carolina interest]

Bahamas  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QO1/1  (1733)-1785

9

Contents:
Correspondence and memoranda about the sale of the Bahamas to the Crown (Duke of Beaufort was one of six proprietors)
[Box 0/67; National Library of Wales 12875]

[no title]  D2700/QO1/2  1805

1

Contents:
Letter from Rear Admiral Richard Graves to the 6th Duke about the 'trifling' compensation received by the proprietors of the Bahamas, 1785
[509.14.21]

STOKE AND STAPLETON  [no ref. or date]

SURVEYS AND VALUATIONS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also MANORIAL; TENANCY; MAPS AND PLANS; ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/1  1864-1808

1 bdl

Contents:
Steward's papers: surveys and perambulations of the manors of Stoke and Stapleton and the liberty of Kingswood
Includes original perambulations of Stoke Manor 1634, 1750, and copy, 1802; survey of Kingswood Chase (1652) (copy); boundaries of Stapleton Liberty c. 1652 [see also PARLIAMENTARY: Kingswood Liberty; BUSINESS RECORDS: Collieries]; Stapleton survey, 1740; vestry resolution about disputed boundaries between St. Paul's and Stapleton parish, 1808
[110.2.44]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/2  c.1637-1648

1 vol.


Related information: [1658/9 Survey of the manor of Little Stoke 1] see WILLS AND RELATED TRUSTS: Berkeley Family Papers of Richard Berkeley as administrator of Sir Maurice Berkeley's estate]

Contents:
Survey and valuation of Richard Berkeley's leasehold and copyhold tenements, and coal works
At end: family memoranda and diary of main personal events, including Berkeley family and relations' births, marriages and deaths (1533)-1646; travels; son's elections as M.P.; local and national events, including
1620 20 June 'Jack [son] towards London, whence into the Low Countries'
1623 29 April 'I came to live at Rendcomb' 18 Dec. 'settled at my farm'
1624 23 Nov. musters at Wotton
1626 16 Feb. 'at Gloucester about the royal loan'
1641 1 Sept. 'at Gloucester with the account'
1642-44 Civil War events in Gloucestershire, and movements of himself and Sir Maurice Berkeley (Cirencester, Bristol, Gloucester etc.)
1644 31 August 'sequestration'
1645 14 June 'Robert prisoner' (later paroled)
[K shelf 2/10]
[110.1.18(misc.)]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/4  c. 1720

1

Contents:
Survey endorsed 'the survey of Joseph Millet's farm bought last summer', Stoke Gifford
[K shelf 2/7]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/5  1733-1779

1 vol.

Contents:
Survey of part of the manors of Stoke Gifford and Stapleton 'showing how it is at present divided into the several farms and tenements', by William Llewellin, 1733; annotated by Silas Blandford (steward) to 1779
At front: Blandford's memoranda, 1748-1761
[Press F]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/6  1753

1 vol.

Contents:
Silas Blandford's draft survey and valuation of Stoke manor 'showing how it is at present divided into the several farms or tenements with the names of the tenants occupying the same', with additional notes by Blandford e.g. 'the Poor House in Harry Stoke not included in the survey'
At end reversed: inventories of goods belonging to Norborne Berkeley in various farmhouses
[110.2.46]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/7  1812

1 vol.

Contents:
Survey and valuation of the Stoke Gifford estate (including Stapleton), by R.H. Wyatt
Includes plan reference, tenant, property, state of cultivation, quantity, yearly value, remarks on condition of buildings, improvements needed, etc.; later annotations
[107.5.10]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/8  1812

1 vol.

Contents:
Survey and valuation of Kingswood (Stapleton), by R.H. Wyatt
Includes plan reference, tenant, property, state of cultivation, quantity, yearly value, remarks on condition of buildings, improvements needed, etc.; later annotations
[107.5.11]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/9  1814

1 vol.

Contents:
Survey and valuation of the manor of Stoke Gifford Annotated by the Badminton Agent to c. 1835
[Press H]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/10  1832-1833

1 vol.

Contents:
Terrier of lands in Stapleton, property of the Duke of Beaufort
Includes description of premises, tenant, tenure, state of cultivation, reference no. on inclosure award, quantity, remarks
[Box C bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/11  1842

2 vols

Contents:
Survey and valuation of the Stoke estate (including Stapleton) by Adam Murray, and copy
Includes property, tenant, map references, field names, state of cultivation, quantity, annual value, detailed observations, including necessary improvements, proposed remodelling of farms (majority 'shamefully neglected'); also includes detailed description of the mansion house and park; later annotations
[107.5.8; Box K bdl 8]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/12  c.1850-c.1864

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Particulars of farms belonging to the Stoke Gifford estate
Includes map references, tenants, field names, acreages, state of cultivation, rent; also includes plans of Kingswood Lodge Farm and Ridgeway Farm, both noted as sold (c.1864)
[Box C bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/13  1854

1

Contents:
Statement of the property which the Duke succeeded to on the death of the Duchess of Beaufort, 1854 (farm, tenant, quantity, rent)
[Box K bdl 5]

[no title]  D2700/QP1/14  1896

1 vol.

Contents:
Terrier of the Duke of Beaufort's estates in Stoke Gifford, Filton, Stapleton and Winterbourne, with O.S. and plan references, tenant, description, and quantity, by J.P. Sturge & Sons, Bristol
[Box C bay C]

TAXATION  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS]

[no title]  D2700/QP2/1  1648

2

Contents:
Note of assessment of Sir Maurice Berkeley's estates for Fairfax's army, 1648; summary assessment (totals only) of south Glos. Hundreds (n.d.)
[110.2.44]

[no title]  D2700/QP2/2  1652/3

2

Contents:
Valuation of 'the yearly value of every man's land in Stoke Gifford' by the Surveyors for the county for the contribution, delivered to the Commissioners at Tetbury
[K shelf 2/2(1); 504 M14 6]

[no title]  D2700/QP2/3  1782

2


Related information: [See also CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS: Blandford's papers (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP4/5/2)

Contents:
Land tax assessment; house and window tax assessment
[110.1.18(misc.)]

[no title]  D2700/QP2/4  1790-1791

1


Related information: [1733-1736 see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QR1/3]

Contents:
Assessment for various taxes (Robert Rhind, [steward] assessor and collector)
[110.2.8]

ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also BADMINTON ESTATE: ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS]

Rentals  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/1  1742-1771

1 vol.

Contents:
Rental of the Stoke estate
At end reversed: rental of the Hilmarton estate [Norborne Berkeley's hand to 1767]
At front: Silas Blandford's (steward) account of his wages, 1749-1767
[110.2.16]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/2  1745-1761

1 vol.

Contents:
Blandford's Stoke rental, 1745-1761, including memoranda about alterations in rents; Stapleton rental, 1749-1751
At end reversed: Hilmarton rental, 1747-1761
[110.2.17]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/3  1746-1771

1 vol.

Contents:
Stapleton: Kingswood rental
In Norborne Berkeley's hand to 1766
[I shelf 2/2]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/4  1761-1772

2 vols

Contents:
Stoke rental, 1761-1772; Stapleton rental, 1761-1770
Blandford's, examined by Lord Botetourt
[110.2.33-40]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/5  1770-1795

30 vols

[1 OUTSIZE]

Contents:
Annual rentals (or two half-yearly)
Include Norfolk and Suffolk estates to 1784, Hilmarton estate to 1787; examined by 4th Duchess
Disbursements include:[see also Stoke House and home estate cash books; vouchers]
1771 new pond in the park; method of charging poor's a/
1772 'freestone to repair the pillar by Broomhill'; thatching the hermitage account for land in hand for 10 oxen for the ox plough (replacing 8 sold -see QP 3/5/14)
1774 Greenway '12 boards with directions on them, woods'
Freestone pillar, Broomhill great gate
1777 Paty for a marble slab £2 19s
Chester election £22 9s 9d
1778 upholsterer, carver, etc. Stoke House; pulpit, seat and church furniture, Stapleton; new arch
Chinese rails by laundry
1779 new arch
Chinese rails by bowling Green
1780 ice house; subscription to S.P.G.; Stoke church
1781 damage done by hurricane to terrace
1782 Cricklade election
1783-5 mill pond
1785 quantity of land in hand and of pleasure ground
1786 more expenditure than usual on Stoke House; Sunday School
1789 Francis Greenway repairing monument in Stoke church
Spinning disbursements (detailed)
1791 'Mr. Pocock for two drawings'
'Mr Patty for a marble tablet in Stoke church'; repairs to the obelisk and rotundo
1791-3 children knitting stockings
1794 death of Robert Rhind (steward)
[110.2.32; press H]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/6  1787-1798

2 vols

[1 OUTSIZE]

Contents:
Stoke rentals
Includes repairs to the temple in Bladud's wood, and to the Rotundo and obelisk, 1791; Fra. Grinway cutting and drawing letters on vase and temple (Bladud's wood), 1791
[Press H; 110.2.42]
[For continuation see BADMINTON ESTATE: Glos. and Wilts rentals]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/7  1897-1899

3 vols

Contents:
Stoke estate rentals
[Octagon room, unnumbered]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/8  1794-1819

1 vol., 4

Contents:
Stoke and Stapleton rent ledger
Includes loose list of freeholders, 1810, and note of list of votes sent to the Duke
[110.2.33-40]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/9  c.1800

1 vol.

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Contents:
Stapleton and Kingswood reserved rents and encroachments
[Press H]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/10  (1761)-1828

3 vols

Contents:
Abstract from rentals (1761-1827) of sums paid to the Duke for lands in Stapleton usually accounted for under 'Cot and encroached rents' 'with a view to ascertaining whether any of them are really chief rents' [see also Tenancy (D2700/QP8/9/1)]; cottage rentals, 1815-21 (Stoke and Stapleton)
[110.2.33-40]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/1/11  1859-1867

1 vol.

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Contents:
Stapleton manor supplemental rental
[Press H]

Bailiff's accounts  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/2/1  1611-1619

1 bdl

Contents:
Stapleton bailiff's accounts (receipts and disbursements) including repairs to the house
[504 M14 31(16)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/2/2  late 17th cent

1

Contents:
Bailiff's accounts
[110.1.21]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/2/3  1731-1739

1 vol.

Contents:
Stoke Farm accounts (weekly receipts and disbursements)
Kept by John Berkeley to 1736
At front and end: John Berkeley's memoranda, e.g. oxen bought
Includes copy correspondence between John Berkeley and the bailiff
[110.2.1-5 (box6)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/2/4  1733-1742

4 vols

Contents:
Bailiff's weekly accounts, 1733-5, 1737-42 (receipts and disbursements)
From 1733-5 include weeks not entered by John Berkeley in the Stoke Farm accounts below; 1739-41 disbursements only (rough version of the cash book- see below); 1741-2 totals only; also includes Bristol merchant's accounts, 1730
[110.2.1 (box 1); 110.2.4 (box 2)]

John Berkeley's and Norborne Berkeley's accounts  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/3/1  1687-1691

1 sml vol.

Contents:
John Berkeley's memorandum book - mainly estate accounts, but includes 'a hat for myself, a Bible for my wife', some personal memoranda and as J.P. - poor law business
[110.2.77]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/3/2  1727-1736

1 vol.

Contents:
Stoke estate account (receipts and disbursements) kept by John Berkeley, including money given to his wife for housekeeping and accounts with the bailiff
At end: veterinary recipes
[110.2.1-5 (box 6)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/3/3  1740/1-1743

1 vol.

Contents:
Norborne Berkeley's Stoke and Stapleton estate cash book and attached vouchers (7pp only)
[110.2.1 (box 5)]

Cash books (main series)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/1  1788

1

Contents:
4th Duchess's paper relating to the method of keeping the estate accounts, endorsed by her 'Mr. Partington's remarks when he was last at Stoke'
The Steward keeps account of all payments for taxes and repairs for the estate and House, land in hand, plantations, gardens, farming account etc. 'and a weekly account delivered or sent to the Duchess of Beaufort with the vouchers agreeable...which is examined by Her Grace'; from this account 'every article relating to the estate is collected and inserted in the order each article stands in the Rental Book'; recommended keeping a separate weekly cash account for the estate, farms let and rental, separate from the other accounts
[110.2.74]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/2  1725-1739

1 vol.

Contents:
'Stoke farm accounts' (weekly cash account) (kept by John and Norborne Berkeley, and by the bailiff/steward)
General estate accounts, including building and repairs, Stoke House and gardens
At front: Bailiff's memoranda
[110.2.1-5 (box 6)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/3  1739-1744

1 vol.

Contents:
'Stoke book' (bailiff/steward's weekly cash book)
Silas Blandford became steward in April 1744
[110 unnumbered (box)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/4  1744-1757

3 vols

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Contents:
'Stoke weekly books' (Blandford's cash books), 1744-1748, 1748-1753, 1753-1757, countersigned by Norborne Berkeley
Few details of actual work done -'carpentry', 'masonry' etc. (for details see vouchers)
Disbursements include:
1747 May Mr Paty for marble for the parlour chimney and laying it
1748 Nov-Dec. making and setting up Chinese rails
1749 20-25 Nov. beef etc. bought for the workmen 'when the foundation of the building was laid'; pulling down old building
1750 Nov. Mr Sumsion and Jn Greenaway for freestone work
1751 July Thomas Morley, ceiling and plastering in the Great Hall
Oct. Mr. More for drawing the map of Kingswood
Nov. Thomas Hatch's expenses 'when out with Mr. Wright'
1752-4 Spinning wheels; instructing spinners
1752 Feb. Morley plastering ceiling in Octagon room
Feb. Setting up Chinese rails
March Payment to constables for money charged on inhabitants of Stapleton for 'pulling down the turnpikes'
Aug. Paty for carving, £91
Sept. Morley - plastering and stucco work in the arcade; Nov. Mitting, painting
1753 Painting the seat in the Barn Wood
Furniture for the Poor House
Betty Hunt for keeping school
1754 June Thomas Hatch with Mr. Wright
Election expenses
Nov. Mr. Gitto for Windsor and circular chairs
1755 Feb. Sub. to Ladies spinning school (passim)
March Paty for carving £36
1756 June-July Building the Temple
1757 Yarn for spinning wheels
April Arch
[110 unnumbered (shelf)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/5  1757-1764

1 vol.

Contents:
'Stoke monthly book'
Blandford's cash book, countersigned by Norborne Berkeley
Does not include building accounts, 1760-63
[See building accounts]
Disbursements include beef and bread for the poor, and ox at Christmas and other charitable works; work on the highways 'as in Stoke Highways Book'; items on the poor's account 'as in the book I keep for that purpose' [Stoke Parish or Church and Poor account]; subscriptions to Gloucester Infirmary, Gloucestershire feast [Bristol], ladies spinning school etc.; militia; 'quartering the music men' (1762); election expenses (1763); work in woods and plantations etc. 'as in James's day book'
Also includes receipts from Hilmarton, Norfolk and Suffolk estates; money for building; turnpike securities
[110.2.11]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/6  1764-1772

1 vol.

Contents:
Blandford's monthly cash account
Disbursements include:
1765 Paty for carving £29 16s
Making and repairing roads in the Forest of Dean; repairs to Speech House and Park End lodges
1766 Forest of Dean expenses ('Forest account')
1767 Paty for a frame for the glass in the Dining Room
Consulting Carter and Tusten (millwrights); erecting a mill at Broomhill; repairing mill house and setting up flood hatches
July-Sept. 'Paid to Mr Hill at Beachley for his loss by the bespoke coach that was waiting for your Lordship and His Royal Highness'; 'Mrs Brown loss on bespoke dinner'; 'Mr Hudson and servants at Aust passage do.'
1768 Paty carving and gilding picture frames (Queen with the two princes, and Lord Berkeley)
July-Sept Paper and memorandum books 'sent with Silas's things to Virginia'; payment to Draper the smith when he left Stoke for Virginia; payments for Marsham, and for under-groom leaving for Virginia
1769 Part of wages due to Thos Gale and Thos Fuller paid to their wives consulting Duthy on Warmley affair (and further entries)
1769-70 Cheeses sent to Virginia
1771 Jan Mr. Daubeny for hatchment
[110.2.14]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/7  1744-1767

6 vols

[1 OUTSIZE]


Related information: [1771-1787] [Stoke cash book 1 vol.]
Disbursements include new lodge by Broomhill Gate (1777); Chester's election (1777); new arch (1778-9); unspecified work by Paty in the House (1778-9); damage done by the hurricane (19 May, 1781); Cricklade election (1782); death of Silas Blandford, 1782; work in Stoke House by Mr. Williams, carver and gilder (1783)
See FAMILY: 5th Duke as executor of Lord Botetourt' will - Virginia accounts (Fm l6/3/18)]
At Badminton House

Contents:
Stoke 'day books' and draft accounts
Rough version of the weekly books and monthly books (sometimes giving more information)
[110 unnumbered (box); 110.2.1,12]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/8  1787-1793

2 vols.

Contents:
Stoke cash accounts, analysed under separate account headings e.g. Stoke House; gardens and plantations; woods; home estate; Stoke poor; Stoke church; spinning account; Stapleton poor; Stoke poor house etc.
Disbursements include:
1788 Francis Greenway repairing and cleaning the monument in Stoke church
Printing spinning rules; detailed expenditure on spinning school etc.
1789 Paty for carving and gilding (Stoke House)
Steps and paving for arcade
Teaching Sunday School (and passim)
Teaching children to knit
'Repairing thatch on Bladud's Temple'; lime for Roman Temple
1790 Stone vase brought from Bath set up in Bladud's wood; repairing Roman Temple
Fra. Greenway writing on alcove and obelisk
Wm Paty- marble chimney-piece fittings; Jas Paty - 3 picture frames
Wm Paty for small marble monument erected in Stoke church
Mr Pocock for 2 landscapes
1791 Fra. Greenway cutting and drawing letters on vase in Bladud's wood, and temple
Charles Evans - carpenter's work at Stoke House and Berkeley Square house
Putting up a fence in the Oval garden
Paving Temple; cleaning obelisk; repairing roof of Rotundo in Barn Wood
[107.5.12; 110.2.1-5(box 3)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/9  1787-1794

5 vols


Related information: [1788-90 see also FmS G5/1]

Contents:
Day books and draft accounts (sometimes more detailed)
[110 unnumbered; 110.2.1-5(box 2)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/10  1795-1797

3 vols

Contents:
'Home Estate and Sundry Accounts' (Thos. Bryan) Annual cash accounts, analysed under account headings as before
Disbursements include: Silas Phillips and others for singing psalms in Stoke church (passim)
1796 teaching Sunday School; 'learning poor children to knit'
Printing circular letter to Her Grace's renants about the breeding of cattle
[110.2.32]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/11  1797-1799

1 vol.

Contents:
'Home Estate and Sundry Accounts' (to death of Dowager Duchess)
'Charities' include Sunday School; clothing the poor; poor house; coal and meat; sundries on poor account
[110.2.20]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/12  1799-1803

1 vol.

Contents:
'Home Estate and Sundry Accounts'
Disbursements include new lodge, 1801; 'the late Mr Patty's exors for marble for repairing the serpent in Hermit Wood by the order of the late Duchess Dowager of Beaufort' 1801; thatching hermitage (passim); painting the Summer House on Barn Hill
[Press H]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/13  1793-1799

2 vols.

Contents:
Day book and draft accounts
'Charities' also included wheat and grinding; spinning school
[110 unnumbered; 110.2.1-5(box 3)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/14  1810-1815

1 vol.

Contents:
Stoke estate bailiff's [John Hopkins] accounts audited by the Badminton Agent
[Press A]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/15  1813-1816

1 vol.


Related information: [1803-1897] See also BADMINTON ESTATE: House, Park and Farm Accounts; Glos. and Wilts Cash Books

Contents:
John Hopkins' account with Thomas Bryan for the Stoke estate
[110.2.47]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/16  1897-1899

5 vols

Contents:
Stoke cash books (audited and copy accounts)
[Box A bay C]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/4/17  1777-1798

7 bdls

Contents:
Weekly accounts sent to the 4th Duchess and 5th Duke (some annotated by Duchess)
[110.1.18; 110.2.79]

Accounts subsidiary to the cash books and rentals  [no ref. or date]

'Day books'  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/1  1762-1772

4 bdls

Contents:
Kept by James Brown, and Jonas, Henry and Honour Blandford; totals carried to the cash account (except church and poor)
Includes highways; church and poor; tradesmen; woods, plantations and gardens; labourers; smith's work; travelling; corn and cattle bought
[110.1.18; 110.2.3 (box 1); 110.2.1-5 (box 4)]

Farming accounts  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/2  1744-1750

1 vol.


Related information: [1750-1772] [Stoke home farm (or estate in hand) accounts 1 vol.
See Berkeley estate general: accounts - John Berkeley, 1728-32 (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QT1/1)]

Contents:
Silas Blandford's account of 'cattle and corn' (including horses) bought and sold (detailed); farm memoranda
At end: Hilmarton estate stock account and memoranda
[110.2.1-5 (box 4)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/3  1769-1775

1 vol.

Contents:
Draft farm accounts
Also includes general estate cash account, 1760-1770
[110.2.1 (box 5)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/4  1774-1786

1 vol.

Contents:
Home estate cash account
Disbursements relate mainly to labour employed on repairs and general estate work
[107.1.7, 10]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/5  1783-1793

7 vols

Contents:
Stoke farming cash account
Includes stock; moving and haymaking; wages; improvements; housekeeping provisions; incidental expenses
[110.2.1-5 (box 3)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/6  1790-1796

1 vol.

Contents:
Farm account journal (draft account)
[110.2.1-5 (box 3)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/7  1793-1796

1 vol.

Contents:
Farming account
[Press H]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/8  1796-1799

1 vol.

Contents:
Farming account
Including inventories of stock
[402.2.9]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/9  1751-1754

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Haymaking accounts and miscellaneous accounts
[110.1.22(2)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/10  1752-1754

1 bdl

Contents:
Farm accounts and memoranda relating to the 'Widow Harris's estate when kept in hand in the years 1752-3'
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/11  1757-1778

1 vol.

Contents:
Account of expenditure on farm repairs, 1757-1761; acquittances for rates and taxes, 1768 - 1777
[110.2.10]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/12  1766-1776

6 vols

Contents:
Haymaking accounts (with some attached vouchers)
[110.2.1 (box 1)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/13  1768-1769

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Account of stock sold, given to the poor, etc. (bailiff's)
[110.1.18 (misc)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/14  1772-1775

2

Contents:
'Account of the ground kept in hand for Your Grace's use to keep an ox plough to haul coal to the house, timber and materials for repairs, and to keep in repair the roads etc. on the Home Estate' [See Rentals (D2700/QP3/1/5)]
[110.2.71]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/15  1778-1798

9 vols, 8 bdls 3 vols

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Contents:
Weekly farming accounts, including work done by the ox and horse teams; Barn Farm;
Also includes some Stoke estate weekly accounts and gardener's accounts
[110.1.18; 110.2.1 (box 2); 110.2.1-5 (box 3,4)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/5/16  1793

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous accounts, mainly farming, and steward's memoranda
[110.1.18]

Building accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also cash books (main series); and vouchers]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/6/1  1745-1746

1 bdl

Contents:
'Mr. Shute's bills for Stoke Church' (Blandford)
Apparently major alterations; includes John Grinway cleaning marble monument of 'Esq. Berkeley', relettering John Silcock's table, gilding frames of tables of benefactors, frame of king's arms, and lettering the commandments
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/6/2  1755-1756

1

Contents:
'The account of the cost of the Temple'
[See also 4th Duchess's papers (FmK 1/4/4)]
Includes [Wm] Emmett for laying foundations [estate mason]; Greenaway for freestone, plastering and stucco work; plumber's bill; carpenter's work, timber and sailcloth; cost of the temple 'before it was altered' £116; final cost £151
Also includes account for the 'bridge at the Black Swan'
[110.1.18 (misc.)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/6/3  1760

1


Related information: [1760-1763] ['Stoke House building accounts' 1 vol.
4 June 1760- August 1763
Includes haulage; lime burning; stone digging; carpenters', smith's, tilers', painters', masons' work; materials; plumbing; glazing (few details - see vouchers); including Paty's account for the arcade, chimney pieces, obelisk, star on the obelisk, glass lanterns, obelisks for lamps, carving, inspecting the works; Mr. Stocking plastering
Gives voucher bundle numbers; total cost £5980 1 vol.
See FAMILY: 5th Duke - executor's accounts - Lord Botetourt (FmL 6/3/18)]
At Badminton House

Contents:
James Paty's estimate and contract for building part of Stoke House
Includes separate estimates for rough and free masons' work, joiner's and carpenter's work, tiler's and plasterer's work, and plumber's work; total: £1025
17th May, James Paty signed the contract with Norborne Berkeley to survey the work and carry out according to estimate, including pulling down old buildings and building a new 'kitchen, parlour, chamber etc. over with an Octagon like those in the S.W. front with an octagon and end wall to the dining room and an end wall over the little drawing room, carrying the same up to a battlement as per drawing and running a parapet all round the building... (gives details of doorways, windows, arches, chimneys, etc.)... 'as exprest in the plans and elevations per Mr. Whright'
[110.1.18 (misc)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/6/4  1760-1783

1 vol.

Contents:
Draft building accounts, 1760-1763
Also includes Mrs Pigg's housekeeping accounts, 1768-1771, referring to the expense of keeping workmen building the new dairy; Stoke and Stapleton rental, 1782-3
[110.2.15]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/6/5  1760-1763

2 vols

Contents:
Bailiff's accounts for expenditure on haulage, labourers, lime burnt, stones dug for the building, May 1760 - January 1763
[110.2.1 (box 1)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/6/6  1760-1763

5 bdls.

Contents:
Building account vouchers: bundles 1-13
'No. 1' 1760-1761 Includes Paty's vouchers for workmen and materials; digging foundations and pulling down old buildings; James West for mason's work
'No. 2' Paty for 'Gothic arcade in the Lawn Front as per agreement with Mr. Wright', 1761
'No. 3' West - setting windows in grand staircase; foundations of portico; building servants' hall octagon, 1761
'No. 4' stone arch in the wood; new staircase, 1761
'No. 5' Paty- work on Summer Hall, arcade, battlements, chimneys, chimney-pieces, balustrade, windows; finishing the pillar by the Summer Hall; 'the star'-of mahogany, gilded, 1761-2; West - work to the house; building the foundation for the obelisk; bridge in Stoke Lane, 1761-2
'No. 6' lime-burning only
'No. 7' Paty's vouchers, January- June, 1762; West - setting up the pillar at the end of the wall in the Lawn front; stone for 'the new temple in the park'; plinths in lawn front; reference to a new garden; building the new bridge and ha-ha wall; terrace wall by oval garden, 1762, Feb.-May
'No. 8' work on the little house and China railings in the oval garden; Dutch oak staircase and dado; Thomas Stocking - [of Bristol] - ornamental ceiling with mouldings; West - mending pebble pitching in the hermitage; Paty - railings; pillar; marble paving (Jan.-July, 1762)
'No. 9' Paty - drawing letters for the obelisk; work on the 'monument in the park'; marble for obelisk; marble chimney-piece in drawing room; West- foundations for pillar at the bottom of the park; stone for niches in the gateway; building pillars and niches, bottom of park (Aug.-Nov. 1762)
'No. 10' Paty- marble paving; pillars, Nov. 1762; West - work on pillars and niches at bottom of park; making road; gateway at bottom of Stoke Lane (Nov.-Dec. 1762), work done about the bookcase
[See FmK 1/4/1]
'No. 11' Paty - Stoke Lane pillars; chimney-piece in dining parlour; purple marble table; cramps for table at the obelisk; paper-hanging and upholstery - Ann Raymond, Wm Lewis (1763)
'No. 12' West- building foundations for the obelisk; alcove on other side of arch; paving in the temple; pitching under the hermitage; putting up lanterns; Paty - 2 obelisks for lamps; inspecting work and bills (Jan.-Aug., 1763)
'No. 13' Lewis, upholsterer, Aug. 1763
[110.1.18]

Wood accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also BADMINTON ESTATE]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/7/1  1748/9-1775

1 vol.

Contents:
Stoke wood and timber cash account; also includes stone and gravel, 1754-64; tithes, 1746-1762
[Press F]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/7/2  1775-1787

1 vol.

Contents:
Stoke wood account (carried to rentals)
[110 unnumbered]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/7/3  1891

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Stoke: account of faggots sold
[Box H bdl 6]

Miscellaneous accounts  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/8/1  1754-1758

5

Contents:
'Flax accounts' (Stoke, Stapleton and Kingswood) spinning flax (See cash books)
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/8/2  1763-1772

10 vols

Contents:
Ambrose Brook's (smith) day books work done on farms, woods and plantations, house, church, mill, post chaise etc.; 1769
- 'Virginia work' (lamp irons)
[110.2.1 (box 1)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/8/3  1764-1766

4

Contents:
Blandford's copy accounts for oxen bought at Abergavenny fair and some sent from Troy to Badminton for Duke; heifers bought at Monmouth fair for Duchess
[110.1.18 (misc)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/8/4  1766-1767

11 vols

Contents:
Theophila Chinn's (als Brown) baking accounts and vouchers, 'carried to Stoke day poor book'
Includes memorandum that 'all the baking accounts were my lord's bounty to the poor by buying wheat at the times when wheat sold very dear and letting the poor have the bread at a penny a pound weight, Silas Blandford'
'Carried to Stoke day poor book'
[110.2.2 (box 2)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/8/5  1768-1771

1 vol.


Related information: [See also Building accounts (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP3/6/4)]

Contents:
Mrs Pigg's housekeeping account
'Charged in the day book'
[110.2.1 (box 1)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/8/6  1787-1770

1 vol.

Contents:
'Molly Brown's dairy book': butter and cheese account
[110.2.1 (box 1)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/8/7  1770-1773

1 vol.

Contents:
Thomas Hatch's milling accounts (Stapleton)
'Accounted for in the Stapleton rental'
[110.2.1 (box 1)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/8/8  1791-1792

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Weekly account of butter, milk and cream
[110 unnumbered]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/8/9  1795-1819

1 vol.

Contents:
'Stoke cash book on rent days': Stoke and Stapleton rents received, and disbursements
Includes memoranda and 'observations'
[Press H]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/8/10  1790

2

Contents:
Weekly abstract of receipts and disbursements 'C' and 'D' (unidentified)
[110.1.18(misc.)]

Vouchers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS]

Contents:
Voucher relating to the rentals, cash book and subsidiary accounts, arranged in weekly, monthly and annual bundles. This system was begun by Silas Blandford in 1744

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/1  1645

1

Contents:
Receipt from John Jones of Stoke for keeping cattle at Lockley
[110.1.7]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/2  1659

1

Contents:
Estate repairs
[110.1.21]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/3  1742-1744

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/4  1745-1748

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/5  c.1744-1750

4

Contents:
Undated vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/6  1749-1750

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes references to the 'new building' from October 1749; foundation stone, pulling down [old building] Oct.-Nov. 1749; making a basin in the park, Oct. -Nov. 1749; new chimney piece Nov. 1749 [for work on the new building see especially Emmett, Pitt, Grinway]; 40,000 quick-thorn, fruit trees etc. (Oct. 1749)
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/7  1750-1751

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes quickthorn, plantation trees, fruit trees, April 1750; work at the Summer Hall (Grinway), May 1750; work on 'Bladud's Cell' also referred to as the 'block house in the wood', 'wood house' or 'root house' (Pitt, Emmett), Nov.-Dec. 1750
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/8  1751-1752

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes work to the great hall and octagon room; Thomas Morley plastering in great hall and arcade, July 1751; laying moss in Bladud's Cell (Pitt), July, 1751; Pitt 'waiting on Mr. Wright' and setting up a 'site board' for him, July, 1751; rails and paling 'between the two great new pale gates' (Pitt), August 1751; altering spinning wheels, making boxes for Paty's marble (Pitt), July, Nov. 1751; Chinese railing in front of the house (Pitt), Feb. 1751/2, and Grinway; Danl Bennett painting same, Feb.-March
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/9  1752-1753

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes work to Red Room, octagon room and arcade; Thomas Paty - dove-coloured marble chimney-piece in the Hall, and veined marble chimney-pieces etc. in bedchambers and octagon room; architrave and moulding in octagon room, July 1748-July 1752; Paty-Red Room fireplace, May 1752; putting up shelf in Mr. Wright's closet (Pitt) May, 1752; 'cant' [Kent] seat in the woods (Pitt), May 1752; Morley - plastering and stucco work in arcade, Sept. 1752; Mrs Margaret Mittings painting in the Octagon Room, Nov. 1752; Greenway - new rail and bannister reound the end of the 'Faries walk', Nov. 1752; Morley - plastering in Octagon Room, Dec. 1752; Raymond, upholsterer - work in great hall etc., Feb.-August, 1752; mending the pillar at Broomhill (Greenway), Jan.-March 1753, and work with Pitt at the 'great gates'
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/10  1753-1754

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes putting up furniture and pictures, April, 1753; fixing fenders in Mr. Wright's room (Pitt), July 1753; Grinway - 'painting the great sail-cloth and the long strip through the great hall passage; May 1753; making seats and a table for the woods (Pitt) and a large chair against the Bristol road, Sept., 1753; making a door from the plantation to the Oval Garden steps (Pitt) Oct., and Chinese railing, Dec. 1753; Mr. Parsons supplying and mending spinning wheels (some for poor house), and Blandford's 'spinning memorandums' (amount spun, loss)
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/11  1754-1755

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes election expenses, April-May, 1754; Thomas Paty - 'work done at the tower near Durdham Down, June-July 1752, and carving brackets for Octagon Room, Sept. 1754; work to cold bath, Sept.-Nov, 1754; Pitt - making a circular seat in the woods, July, 1754; Greenway - 'base' under 'new China work' Dec. 1754; work to Mr. Wright's room (Pitt), Oct. 1754
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/12  1755-1756

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes (Emmett) digging foundations for the Temple, Dec. 1755 [see also Building accounts]; (Pitt) making a large Chinese gate, Feb. 1756; materials for turnpike
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/13  1756-1757

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes work on the Temple in the Barn Wood (Greenway, Emmett, Pitt, Danl Bennett) [see also Building accounts]; (Pitt) taking the 'Cant' [Kent] seat out of the wood and putting it in the plantation, April 1746; building the new bridge at the Black Swan, and turnpike road, 1756[see also Building accounts]
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/14  1757-1758

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes work on the 'arch between the woods' and the 'arch room', March-June, 1757 (Pitt, Emmett); Emmett - work at the 'subtereanas' walk, Lye Down, Jan.- June, 1757; Pitt - new window and other alterations, Stoke church; making drawing boards and a reading desk for the young ladies, March, 1758
[110.1.1; 110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/15  1758-1769

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/15a  1757-1760

1 bdl

Contents:
Stapleton vouchers, and cash account relating to the [Admiral] Vernon near Stapleton Bridge
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/16  1759-1780

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes thatching the 'Hermit House'; (Greenway) setting a marble slab in the Summer Hall; tarred rope for a fence 'such as Esq. Berkeley has around his walks at Stoke', July 1759
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/17  1760-1761

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes Danl Bennett painting the Temple, Oct. 1760; Mrs Pigg's (housekeeper) vouchers; militia equipment, August, 1759
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/17a  1761-1762

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/18  1762-1763

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/19  1763-1764

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including gardener's
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/20  1764-1765

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including gardener, farming, cider-making
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/21  1762-1766

1 bdl

Contents:
Stapleton vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/22  1765-1766

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including gardens, plantations, and farming
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/23  1766-1767

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including gardens, farming, baking for the poor
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/24  1767-1768

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including gardens, farming
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/25  1767-1770

1 bdl

Contents:
Stapleton vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/26  1768-1769

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including gardens, woods and plantations, farming
Includes James Paty painting and carving frames for the pictures of the Queen and princes, and 'Lord Berkeley', April 1768; subscription to the 'Gloucestershire feast at Bristol' [Gloucestershire Society]
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/27  1768-1770

1 bdl

Contents:
Mrs Pigg's housekeeping vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/28  1769-1770

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including farming, woods and gardens
Includes coach hire for Thomas Jeffries embarking for Virginia, Jan. 1769; copy probate inventory of Thomas Smith, deceased, Stoke Gifford, gardener, and copy administration of his effects
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/29  1770-1771

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including haymaking, wood and farming
Includes 'watching up on suspicion for the robbers', February 1770
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/30  1771

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton, poor
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/31  1772

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton, poor
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/32  1773

2 bdls

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton, poor
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/33  1774

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Hilmarton, poor
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/34  1775

3 bdls

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/35  1776

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/36  1777

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton, poor
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/37  1778

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/38  1779

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers
Includes (Emmett) building an arch in the wood, 1778; James West - arch near the barn, 1778; Monmouthshire militia; election expenses; John Grinway painting direction post; Norfolk and Suffolk; Hilmarton; poor
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/39  1780

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/40  1781

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton, poor
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/41  1782

3 bdls

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/42  1783

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/43  1784

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Hilmarton, poor
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/44  1785

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Hilmarton
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/45  1786-1787

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including Hilmarton
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/46  1788

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including poor
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/47  1789

2 bdls

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including church, poor, spinning school
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/48  1790

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including church, poor, Sunday School, spinning
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/49  1791

3 bdls

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including church, poor, Sunday School, spinning
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/50  1792

2 bdls

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including church, poor, spinning
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/51  1793

2 bdls

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including church, poor, Sunday School
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/52  1794

2 bdls

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including poor, Sunday School
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/53  1795

2 bdls

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including church, poor, spinning and 'schooling'
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/54  1796

2 bdls

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including church, poor, Sunday School, spinning school
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/55  1797

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including church and poor
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/56  1798

1 bdl

Contents:
Estate vouchers, including church, poor, Sunday School
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/57  (1725)-1761

1 bdl

Contents:
Vouchers for parish rates, taxes, and tithes
Includes copy agreement (1725) for payment of tithes by tenants of manor of Stoke Gifford; tithe accounts c. 1730 (Stone Meadow)
[K shelf 2/5]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/58  1757-1783

1 vol.

Contents:
Vouchers for tithes, taxes, parish rates, Stapleton
[Kd 2/4]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/59  1759-1776

1 vol.

Contents:
Vouchers for tithes, taxes, and parish rates, Stoke Gifford
[Kd 2/4]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/60  1755-1762

1 sml bdl

Contents:
Turnpike account vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title or ref. or date]


Related information: [See cash books; 'day books'; and estate vouchers, 1771-1798; see also PARISH; ECCLESIASTICAL: Stoke Gifford; FAMILY: 4th Duchess, Charities; method of charging see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP3/1/5, 1771]

Contents:
'Church and poor account' vouchers: these bundles were found loose among the estate vouchers, and although they include churchwardens' and overseers' vouchers they probably belong to Blandford's 'church and poor account'. He and his son Jonas were also churchwardens and overseers, and seem to have included parish expenditure and payments on Norborne Berkeley's and the 4th Duchess's account in the same accounts

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/61  1754-1755

1 bdl

Contents:
Overseers' vouchers for poor house and poor's account, including clothing and spinning equipment
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/62  1756-1757

1 bdl

Contents:
Churchwardens' and overseers' vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/63  1758-1759

1 bdl

Contents:
Churchwardens' and overseers' vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/64  1760-1764

1 bdl

Contents:
'Stoke parish account' vouchers, including spinning wheels and flax
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/65  c.1760s

1

Contents:
'Extraordinary disbursements on the parish account' (some to be entered on 'Master's account')
[110.1.18(misc.)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/66  1764-1768

1 bdl

Contents:
Overseers' and churchwardens' vouchers, some endorsed 'on my Lord's account'
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/67  1767-1768

1 bdl

Contents:
Overseers' and churchwardens' vouchers, including spinning wheels, and 'Jas Brown's parish account in parish day book' with vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/68  1768-1769

1 bdl

Contents:
Overseers' and churchwardens' account and vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/69  1769-1770

1 bdl

Contents:
'Church and poor vouchers'
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/70  1770-1771

1 bdl

Contents:
Church and poor account vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/71  1772-1777

1 bdl


Related information: [1771-1798 See also estate vouchers]

Contents:
Church and poor account vouchers, 1774-1777, and copy poor rate assessment
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/72  1771

1 bdl

Contents:
Church and poor account vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/73  1772-1773

1 sml bdl

Contents:
Overseers' vouchers for provisions for Stoke poor house
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/74  1773-1776

1 bdl

Contents:
Overseers' accounts and vouchers, and copy poor rate assessment, 1773
Includes provisions for poor house paid for by the Duchess
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/75  1777-1779

1 bdl

Contents:
Church and poor account vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/76  1777-1781

1 bdl

Contents:
Vouchers and accounts for medical attendance on the poor
Accounts include details of illness and treatment
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/77  1778

1 bdl

Contents:
Vouchers for carpentry, upholstery and embroidery, Stapleton pulpit, and Stoke and Stapleton church pews
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/78  1779-1780

1 bdl

Contents:
Vouchers for Stoke poor house; beef and bread for the poor at Christmas
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/79  1782

1 bdl

Contents:
Poor account vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/80  1783-1785

1 sml bld

Contents:
Stoke church account vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/81  1786-1787

1 bdl

Contents:
Stoke Sunday School and poor account vouchers
Includes cloth for making 'jackets of the Sunday School'; Thomas Phillips for teaching the children on Sundays, and Sarah Phillips teaching the children to knit; clothing and shoes for the poor; meat and bread at Christmas; blankets, wine, medicine; care of the poor house; 'particulars of ingredients soup for the poor Oct. 6 '86'
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/82  1788-1789

1 bdl

Contents:
Overseers' vouchers
Including printed bill head of John Arnold, Bristol, 'hosier, glover and complete undertaker'
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/83  1746/7-1767

1 bdl

Contents:
'Old receipts': Silas Blandford's estate and personal vouchers
Includes 200 marble paving stones shipped on the 'Allicant galley' from Genoa c.1750
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/84  1748-1756

1 sml bdl

Contents:
'Various receipts': mainly payments of interest on behalf of Norborne Berkeley by Blandford
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/85  1753-1767

1 bdl

Contents:
Blandford's miscellaneous vouchers - rent, taxes, interest on bond, subscriptions etc.
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/86  1780-1791

1 bdl

Contents:
Steward's vouchers for remittances to Messrs Drummond, 1780-86; letter about the Duchess's investments in consols, 1791
[110.1.30]

19th century vouchers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also BADMINTON ESTATE: vouchers, 1801-3]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/87  1806-1832

2

Contents:
Estate vouchers, 1806, 1832 ? Stoke estate
[110.2.82]

[no title]  D2700/QP3/9/88  1859-1864

1 bdl

Contents:
Duplicate receipts for Stapleton quit rents
[Box I bdl 9]
Original bundle

ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Richard Berkeley  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/1/1  1620

1

Contents:
Letter from Thomas Chester about a bond
[110.1.21]

Sir Maurice Berkeley  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/2/1  (1561)-1654

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate papers, Stoke and Stapleton, including copy Stapleton baptisms, 1561, 1568, 1572 [relating to leases for lives]
[110.1.21]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/2/2  c.1620-1654

2 bdls

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate papers and vouchers
Includes rentals; lease; survey; vouchers for tithes; correspondence and copy correspondence; sales of property, Little Stoke, 1652-3[see NR 1/20] memoranda; including some of his father's papers
[110.1.7; 110.1.23; 110.2.25,80]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/2/3  1634-1654

2 bdls

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate papers
Includes surveys and valuations, including 'a particular of Stoke and Rendcomb delivered me by my father at my first having of Stoke'; agreement between Sir Maurice Berkeley and Sir William Guise about measurements of Rendcomb woods, 1635/6; rentals; memoranda and correspondence about leases, exchange and sales; copy lease and licences to tenants; inventory endorsed by his son Richard Berkeley 'my father's inventory of what good he left me here at Stoke'
[110.1.18(misc.); 504 M14 31(21)]

Richard Berkeley  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
[He also endorsed the bundles of Sir Maurice Berkeley's papers 'these writings of use and to be better looked over' January 1665]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/3/1  1655-1670

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate papers, including surveys, rentals, accounts and vouchers
[110.1 .23; 110.2.25]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/3/2  1659-1670

4

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate papers
Including inventory of goods in house occupied by William Wickham, Harry Stoke, 1659
[504 M14 31(21)]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/3/3  1667-1669

1 bdl


Related information: [1683-1813 [Estate papers, including schedules of deeds, 10] 1683-1813, see SETTLEMENTS: 9th Duke, consolidation mortgage (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/ON2/4)]

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence; papers about vicarial tithes, Stapleton; vouchers, 1669; note that 'my wife and myself did come to live at Stoke House' 14 May, 1667
[110.1.18(misc); K shelf 2/2(3)]

John Symes Berkeley  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/4/1  1684/5-1714

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate papers, including rentals; personal and estate vouchers; accounts, including colliery accounts; bonds; memoranda
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/4/2  1691-1715

4

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate and personal papers and vouchers
[110.2.25]

Norborne Berkeley  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/5/1  (1744)-1754

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Memorandum book: personal, and garden at Stoke
At end reversed: dates of planting of Stoke plantations, 1744-1752 (? gardener's hand)
At front: (? gardener's hand) 'the name and number of plants brought from London and planted in the woods etc at Mich. 1751' and locations - paled plantation; end of great walk next Barn Leaze; saloon opposite to the Kent seat; opening between Kent seat and the gate; the Long Saloon to the gate; Wood house saloon; Barn Wood; Barn Hill; Oval garden seeds put in pots, Feb. 1752 catalogue of the American seeds set in the kitchen garden, 10 March, 1753 catalogue of plants that came from Mr. Gordon and planted in the Great Saloon, 13 March 1753
In Norborne Berkeley's hand: plants in 'R.P.' and frames memoranda and instructions for planting (in his hand) - lay out and development of Stoke gardens:
'Kent seat in Orangery' [see also Kent epitaph FAMILY: personal papers [(FmS G4/22)]
'Mr. Wright 2 G[uineas]'
'Arch to join the woods'
Removal of trees at certain places
'Obelisk to mark the road at the top of the
Park at the end of a cleft in Barn Wood'
'Building on second hill'
Type of tree and flowers to be planted and where
'Give Mr. Wright his letter'
Personal memoranda include draft thanks to (?) Glos. electors, 1754; 'Mr Cox, Mr Prowse, Lord Boyle, Mr Wright's tickets'
[110.2.69]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/5/2  1746-1782

1 bdl

Contents:
Silas Blandford's papers:
Includes his papers as tax assessor, including land and window tax assessments, 1752, 1764-73; warrants and papers relating to distraint on Jacob Player, Stoke Gifford, (a Quaker) for tithes; inventory of goods and chattels of Jn Daniel, the Golden Hart, Stoke, 1759; copy agreement for repair of Mangotsfield road, and Commissioners' certificates, 1757-62; affidavit about documents produced in Botetourt barony hearing, 1763; case for counsel's opinion about Stapleton vicarial tithes, and related papers, 1763-5; sale particulars, 70a. meadow and pasture, Stapleton, 1765; estimates and contract with diagram of machinery, for erecting a corn mill, Stapleton, 1766; contract with plan for a new dam head, 1767; 'spinning memoranda' (flax for poor) 1767; letters from Stapleton vicar to Lord Botetourt about relief of Stapleton poor, enclosing copy agreement between John Berkeley and freeholders for inclosure of 30a. of Kingswood common to keep horses to work his collieries (1714/15)-1768; estimate for new dairy, 1770; corespondence about 5th Duke's share in Gloucester Northgate Turnpike, 1771; lists of recipients of Duchess's Christmas charity, Hilmarton, 1777-1782; Broomhill quarry accounts 1772-1780; surveys and valuations of farms on Badminton estate c.1780
[110.1.18(misc.)]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/5/3  1758-1772

1 bdl

Contents:
Silas Blandford's papers:
Includes 'the answers to queries relating to the flax' (method, cost), and the best way to promote linen manufacture; 'an account of spinning at Stoke, Stapleton and Kingswood, 1759-61'; 'divers measurements of the road about Stoke; c1760; letter from Wm Willis, Stapleton, to Thos. Towse, London, about settlement of a loan on his going abroad, 1767-8
[110.1.18(misc.); box M/28; National Library of Wales 14439]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/5/4  1768

1

Contents:
Copy letter of attorney from Lord Botetourt to Silas Blandford for the managment of his estates in Glos., Wilts and Norfolk - making leases, receiving rents, and settling the accounts of Charles Arthur, manager of the collieries; in case of the death of Thomas Conway he is to be attorney and steward for the Middlesex estates, and draw on bankers and settle banking accounts
[110.1.21]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/5/5  1773-1777

1 bdl

Contents:
Silas Blandford's papers:
Includes list of Stoke poor that received Her Grace's bounty, 1773-4; estimate, plan and elevation of the lodge by the Great Gate, 'ordered not to be carried into execution 14 Sept. 1776' [see also Blandford's letter to Duchess (below) (D2700/QP4/6/4)]
[110.1.18(misc.)]

4th Duchess  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/6/1  1768-1789

1 bdl

Contents:
4th Duchess's papers:
Includes petition to Duchess from Stoke estate tenants about increase in rents (rejected), 1780; letters from Charles Evans to Duchess with specifications for repairs and alterations at Stoke, 1782; estimates for repairs to Stoke House and farm houses, taking machinery out of Stoke mill house, etc., 1789
[110.2.78]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/6/2  1772-1797

1 bdl

Contents:
4th Duchess's papers:
Includes memorandum (n.d.) about 'buildings at Stoke', £5980; agreement between the Duchess and 5th Duke to let coalmines to him at a rent of £500p.a. for term of lease from Chester to Lord Botetourt, 1775; original cost of Broomhill Mill, 1766, and of altering mill pond, 1783-4; list of windows at Stoke House, c.1780; voucher for repair of terrace 'blown down by hurricane, May 19, '81 (Jn Grinway); notice of prosecution of 'disorderly people' 'abusing' Duchess's woods and plantations (n.d.)
[110.1.18(misc.)]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/6/3  1776-1789

1 bdl

Contents:
4th Duchess's papers: (her own memoranda and papers endorsed by her; letters from 5th Duke on estate matters, including Kingswood inclosure; Thos Wright's memoranda on Kingswood inclosure
Includes letter from the Duke referring to [? Liotard's] picture of Lady Northampton: 'If it is your wish to have that picture of Lady Northampton I must undoubtedly resign the desire I had to have it. It is a pretty little picture and I should have been very sorry to have it go into strange hands. I have but one picture of Lady Northampton and that but a bad one' (24 January, 1779)
Also includes correspondence with Robt Rhind (Stoke estate steward), including names and parentage of boys and girls 'put into the charity school at Kingswood to make up the proper number'; prayer books delivered to the schoolmaster [ see also stewards' correspondence below (D2700/QP/4/10)]
[110.2.44; 501 M14 1]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/6/4  1771-1787

1 bdl

Contents:
Letters to the 4th Duchess from Silas and Jonas Blandford enclosing accounts, and on general estate affairs; some copy letters from her with observations on the accounts and estate business [see also FmK 1/1/6]
Includes:
21 Sept. 1775, 17 May 1776 Chester's election
July 1776 alterations to rooms (minor)
19 Oct. 1776 'The lodge is going on according [see FmK 1/3/16] to Mr. Wright's plan but he is not yet come to Stoke' [see also plan and elevation, Silas Blandford's papers (above) (D2700/QP4/5/5)]
12 Oct. more about the new lodge at Broomhill Gate
7 April 1777 Duchess to Blandford: is 'sorry the gardener does not comprehend Mr Wright's orders [see portfolio 10.13] concerning the hedge (by the lodge); Paty gilding picture frames
23 May 1777 Chester's election
24 June, 1777 Lodge nearly finished
25 April, 1778 'Directions for keeping the gardens and pleasure ground at Stoke in Thomas Wright's hand; endorsed by the Duchess 'these directions given to Mr. Blandford' [see portfolio 10.13]
25 January, 1779 draft Bill for Kingswood inclosure
8 May 1779 prison at Stapleton for French prisoners
28 Oct., 1779 5th Duke to Duchess about Kingswood inclosure
April-May 1780 alterations to Stoke church; rough-casting lodge at Broomhill Gate
21 Feb. 1781 Daubeny's election
5 March 1781; 5 April 1781 damage done by hurricane to terrace; 600 trees blown down at Badminton
6 April, 1784 Cricklade election
[110.1.30, 45]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/6/5  1787-1794

8 bdls

Contents:
Letters to the 4th Duchess from the Stoke steward, Robert Rhind, and a few from the the 5th Duke on estate business (Rhind's letters are more detailed than Blandford's)
Includes:
13 April 1787 Her subscription to infirmary for poor; Sunday School children
16 June complaints about poor standard of education at Kingswood school
5 July Mr. Wigstead expected at Badminton and coming to Stoke (painting, redecorating)
Passim visitors permitted to view the house and gardens -'elegant improvements'
13 Dec. copy letter from Duchess about clothes for poor at Christmas
18 Dec. Thos. Phillips bill for teaching the children to knit stockings
19 Feb. '88 prayer books for schoolchildren
20 Feb. Honour Blandford: spinning school goes on well
30 April catalogue of plants at Stoke made by 5th Duke's gardener
April-June '89 Mr. Wigstead at Stoke painting rooms
1 May is sending for Lady G. Cavendish a sketch of the plan and elevation of the seat in the Rosery
4 March '90 Mr Green viewing improvements to be made in the gardens (and further references to Mr. Green passim)
24 March poor being supplied with provisions and coal below cost by Duchess in winter
27 April '90 alterations and repairs to Stoke church
June Bristol election (Marquess of Worcester)
Feb.-March '91 Plantations - details of trees planted
9 May repairs to Rotundo
Feb.-May '93 augmentation of Stoke living
26 Oct. 4 weeping willows planted by the urn in Bladud's Wood
4 Nov Bristol riots
[110.1.45]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/6/6  1781-1786

9

Contents:
Letters from John Proudfoot, gardener, to Duchess, including lists of plants; list of seeds and trees with prices, 1782
Includes letter 'we have left a good deal of of ivy uncut about Bladud[s] Temple' (19 March, 1783); lists of plants brought from Badminton, Bristol and Sherborne to Stoke, 1781-6
[110.2.69(ii)]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/6/7  1789-1795

1 sml; vol., 1

Contents:
'A catalogue of greenhouse plants belonging to Her Grace the Duchess Dowager of Beaufort, Stoke House, 1789' and nurserymen supplying them
[110.2.69(ii)]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/6/8  1787-1798

1 bdl

Contents:
Letters from Thomas Bryan [Badminton steward who also managed the Hilmarton estate, and supervised the Stoke estate after the death of Robt Rhind, 1794] to 4 th Duchess, and some copy letters from the Duchess; a few letters from other correspondents
Includes death of Robert Rhind and Bryan taking over supervision of Stoke estate business while John Hopkins carries on the day to day running of the estate, 27 April, 1794; (Hilmarton affairs only to 1794)
[110.1.45]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/6/9  1786-1800

1 sml; vol


Related information: [1765-1782 See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT; GENERAL, Conway's letters to 4th Duchess (110.1.45)]

Contents:
Bryan's memoranda, 'Kingswood':
Includes school account; rough rental; memoranda and miscellaneous accounts
[107.5.14]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/6/10  1788-1798

8

Contents:
Letters to 4th Duchess from 5th Duke, Edmund Estcourt [Duke's Agent-General], and others
Includes
9 Jan. 1788 from Duke: has attended meeting of feoffees of Stapleton School; some children turned out for non-attendance, others rewarded with a prayer-book for regular attendance at school and church; 'school seems to go on very well'
Jan. 1790 plan for turnpike road through Hilmarton; small-pox affecting John and Fitz (5th Duke)
1795 Act for establishing Court of Conscience for Hundreds of Barton Regis and Henbury
[110.1.45]

19th Century  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/1  1795-1813

1 bdl

Contents:
Inventories and valuations of stock, Barn Farm, Stoke; miscellaneous estate paper
[110.2.44]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/2  early 19th cent

1

Contents:
'Improvements to be made in the plantations, pleasure grounds etc. at Stoke'
Memorandum about alterations to existing layout; new plantations and drive; repair of fences, hedges etc. and cutting down of dead wood
[403.4.1]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/3  1803-1812

1 bdl

Contents:
Bryan's miscellaneous papers
Includes proposed method of assessing poor rate, 1803; summary of valuation by R.H. Wyatt, 1812; proposed exchange of lands between the Duke and Chas Harford, with plan, 1812
[Box I bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/4  1812-1848

1 bdl

Contents:
Badminton agent's papers relating to the Stoke estate
Includes R. H. Wyatt's report on the estate, 1812; new bridge and approaches (papers and vouchers) 1825-1826 (built by Olive Greenway)
[Box H bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/5  1830-1850

1 bdl

Contents:
Badminton agent's miscellaneous papers and correspondence relating to Stoke estate
Includes translation of disafforestation charter, Kingswood, 1228, made c. 1830; Stapleton charity school affairs; valuation of Broomhill quarries, 1844
[Box I bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/6  1833-1838

1 sml; vol., 2

Contents:
Memoranda compiled by Richard Salter, assistant to Badminton Agent, some arising from Tilbrook's map (1832) [see MAPS AND PLANS], relating to leases, encroachments etc., Stapleton
[Box I bdl 3]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/7  1851-1900

1 bdl


Related information: [1868 Address from tenants of the estate on the coming 2] of age of the Marquess of Worcester see BADMINTON ESTATE: Agent's correspondence and papers]

Contents:
Badminton agent's correspondence and papers
Includes gamekeeper's deputation, manors of Stoke and Stapleton, 1861; proposed mining lease, 1866; letting of Stoke House, 1873, 1896; reorganisation of the administration of the estate, 1886; allotment petition from cottagers, 1891; petition on behalf of Admiral Close (on being given notice to quit), 1893 [see below]; printed appeal leaflet, Hambrook Village Hospital [Winterbourne]; inventories and valuations
[Box H bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/8  1856-1896

1 bdl

Contents:
Badminton agent's correspondence and papers
Includes trial bores for iron ore, 1872; correspondence with Admiral Close, lessee of Stoke Park, 1880-1894 about alterations and repairs, sport, politics, involvement in parish disputes, and disputes between Duke and his tenants - Close given notice to quit; proposed benefaction to Stoke Gifford living, 1888
[Box H bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/9  1860-1891

1 bdl


Related information: [see also BADMINTON ESTATE: PARLIAMENTARY]

Contents:
Badminton agent's correspondence and papers
Includes Stapleton sales, 1859; detailed valuation and memoranda about sale of Stapleton property, 1864 [see also PURCHASE AND SALE]; mining leases for iron ore, 1860-64; opposiition to Bristol City boundary extension, 1888-1891
[Box I bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/10  1892-1895

1 bdl

Contents:
Badminton agent's correspondence and papers relating to Stoke church restoration
Includes copy of architect's report, 1892, and résumé of his (E.H. Lingen Barker) career; proceedings of Restoration Committee; correspondence with Admiral Close (Chairman) and with incumbent -(dispute between Close and supporters (Duke's tenant farmers) and incumbent and Duke and their supporters over how restoration was to be managed, and by whom, and over proposed pulling down of the vestry called 'the Duchess's Room'. Close also involved in dispute over mangement of Stoke Gifford school, 1894. Close and the farmers who supported him were given notice to quit by the Duke for stirring up trouble in the parish and insulting the Duke)
[Box H bdl 7]

[no title]  D2700/QP4/7/11  1894

2

Contents:
Badminton agent's correspondence about the small-pox hospital
[Box I bdl 12]

LEGAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [see also BUSINESS RECORDS; ESTATE PAPERS (General)]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/1  (1552)-1636

5

Contents:
Sir Maurice Berkeley v. Tomlinson and Dorney over fishery belonging to the Manor of Stapleton [see also D2700/QT2/1/3]
Includes descent of the manor (1552)-1636 (conveyed to Sir Richard Berkeley, 1564); case for counsel's opinion, 1636
[Ka1/10]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/2  1637

1

Contents:
Writ directed to Sheriff of Glos. to inquire into waste alleged to have been committed by John Buck on his tenement at Stapleton, endorsed with certificate that enquiry has been held
[110.1.29]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/3  1639

2

Contents:
Richard Berkeley v. Thomas Lawford jun. and others
Related to the forfeiture of an estate, and to the plundering of Sir Maurice Berkeley's 'writings, goods and household stuffs', and conspiring to destroy the ancient customs of the Manor of Stoke and 'disquieting' the tenants
[504 M14 31(16)]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/4  1642-1653

3 bdls

Contents:
'Lawford's case' suit papers and correspondence
Includes Sir Maurice Berkeley v. Thomas Lawford for buying lead from soldiers who had plundered his house, 1643; Thomas Lawford and Thomas Walter v. Sir Maurice Berkeley who as one of the 'Commissioners for the late king' had fined them £500 and £1000 respectively and imprisoned them for non-payment and their fidelity to Parliament. They were awarded damages in 1648 but cannot recover them from Sir Maurice Berkeley; also includes letter from Berkeley to his lawyer about compounding for his estate, 11 Dec. 1651 [see also PARLIAMENTARY]
[110.1.9, 18(misc), 20,21,23]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/5  1640

2

Contents:
Order in cause, Wm Wyatt et al v. Sir Maurice Berkeley about exchange of lands, Stapleton, involving Burnell's Close
[110.1.21, 22(2)]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/6  c.1650

1

Contents:
Sir Maurice Berkeley v. Robert and Jn Stringer about title to property purchased and exchanged, Stapleton.
Includes statement that Sir Maurice Berkeley's writings have been plundered by soldiers
[110.1.21]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/7  1650-1651

1 bdl

Contents:
Sir Maurice Berkeley v. Agnes Hedges, widow about ploughing up meadow and pasture in the Manor of Harry Stoke which she holds by lease from Richard Berkeley his father for her life (she is now 76)
[110.1.15, 18(misc), 21]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/8  1653

1

Contents:
Dennis Bond v. Sir Maurice Berkeley about the title to unspecified property
[110.1.21]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/9  1653/4

1

Contents:
Attested copy of Gloucestershire sheriff's warrant for arrest of named persons and summons of others (all of Cirencester) to appear at next Quarter Sessions in 'matters of trespass and contempts'
[110.1.21]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/10  1656

1

Contents:
David Hyde v. Richard Berkeley and George Berkeley about the recovery of a debt of £400
[110.1.19]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/11  1659-1660

1

Contents:
Richard Berkeley v. Jos. Dorney about a debt of £12 for non-payment of Stoke Gifford tithes
[110.1.22(2)]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/12  1657-1664

1 bdl

Contents:
Richard Berkeley: miscellaneous legal papers
Includes dispute with his mother over her jointure lands in Stoke Gifford; satisfaction of a judgment obtained by Lawford against Sir Maurice Berkeley, 1657-9; bills for legal charges, c.1659-1664
[110.1.18(misc.); 110.1.21]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/13  1659-1660

2

Contents:
Richard Berkeley v. William Cooke for non-payment of tithes for land he occupies in Stoke Gifford
[110.1.21, 22(2)]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/14  1697-1698

12

Contents:
John Berkeley v. John Wyatt about title to property in Stapleton
[110.1.22(2); 110.1.17]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/15  (1693)-1703

1 bdl

Contents:
John Berkeley v. Edmund and John Goning about a mortgage debt
[110.1.18(misc.); 22(2); 29; 504 M14 7]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/16  1700-1709

3

Contents:
Miscellaneous legal papers
[110.1.21; 110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/17  1720-1724

2 bdls

Contents:
'Stoke Gifford tithes'
William Cary, Rector of Winterbourne, v. John Berkeley and others, claiming that a moiety of the tithes of Harry Stoke hamlet belong to Winterbourne 'where the inhabitants of Harry Stoke have buried their dead' because Stoke Gifford churchyard was not consecrated until 1718. Berkeley argued that the tithes were not an endowment, but paid only for the burial facility, and have therefore ceased since the consecration of Stoke Gifford which is now used instead
Includes extract of endowment of vicarage of Stoke Gifford from the Bishop of Worcester's register (1294), and 19th cent. translation; extract from same of the composition of tithes between the rector of Winterbourne and the Abbot of St. Augustine, Bristol (1280); copy [much of the doc. illegible] of the Abbot of Tewkesbury's grant relating to a fee from the inhabitants of Stapleton, payable to St. James's church, Bristol, for right of burial in Stapleton chapel (1438)
[Fd 2/10; Kb 2/4; Kd 2/2]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/18  1724-1733

3

Contents:
Indemnity bond, 1724; bond from Abraham Phipps not to steal fish out of the New Pools, or any other ponds in Stapleton belonging to John Berkeley, 1733
[Ka 1/9c; K shelf 2/7]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/19  (1543)-1745

1

Contents:
Case for counsel's opinion about the liability of Norborne Berkeley to pay tithes on property in Kingswood
[Ka 1/10]

[no title]  D2700/QP5/20  1899

1 bdl

Contents:
Badminton agent's papers about an application to Barton Regis R.D.C. for diversion of Stoke and Filton footpaths
Includes plan
[Box H bdl 9]

PARLIAMENTARY  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [see also BADMINTON ESTATE: Local Acts]

Kingswood Liberty  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
By the 17th century, owners of lands and lords of manors adjoining Kingswood had established 'liberties'. This led to frequent conflicts and litigation with Crown grantees who contested the legal validity of the 'proprietors' claims to these liberties. The Berkeley family claimed a liberty as parcel of the lordship of Stapleton which they acquired in 1564. [see A. Braine The History of Kingswood Forest (1891); H.T. Ellacombe, The History of Bitton (1881); J Latimer, The Annals of Bristol (1900)]

[no title]  D2700/QP6/1  1650

1

Contents:
Order of the Committee of Appeals concerning the forests that the meeting between the commissioners appointed by the proprietors and the Commissioners appointed to survey the forest was to proceed according to the instructions of Parliament (copy)
[K shelf 2/2(3)]

[no title]  D2700/QP6/2  1652

1

Contents:
Survey and valuation of Sir Maurice Berkeley's liberty 'returned unto Worcester House 8 Sept.'
Includes tenement called the Lodge, cottages, inclosures, coalmines and quarries; claimed by Sir Maurice Berkeley as parcel of the manor of Stapleton, formerly parcel of the manor of Barton Regis, purchased 1564, but since no patent or evidence has been produced that it was 'put away from the Crown, therefore we return the same in possession valued as above' (£342); note that 'the coal mines have been very much wrought out by Sir Maurice Berkeley' and that two new fish ponds wanted stock
[110.2.26]

[no title]  D2700/QP6/3  1652

1

Contents:
Copy order of the Committee for removing obstructions in the sale of the honors of the late King, Queen and Prince, relating to the petition of Sir Maurice Berkeley, Thomas Chester and Philip Langley regarding their claims to Kingswood liberties: the petitioners are to have time to make good their case
[110.1.24]

[no title]  D2700/QP6/4  1652

Contents:
Copy letter from Sir Maurice Berkeley to Edward Richards, tenant of Kingswood coalworks, about the 'Kingswood business' - wants to know the opinion of 'my cousin Chester' and the other proprietors, and what they intend to do
Includes tenant's reply - could not reply immediately because the letter came Saturday night, and 'Sunday is not a day for business, and Monday you know is market day' and none of 'the writers here will lose their market to help me to write'
[110.1.18(misc.)]

[no title]  D2700/QP6/5  c.1652

1

Contents:
Endorsed 'the case and claim of Sir Maurice Berkeley drawn per C[harles] T[rinder] for the Surveyor-General for the sale of the lands of the late King, Queen and Prince'
[K shelf 2/2(1)]

[no title]  D2700/QP6/6  (1607)-1652

9

Contents:
Papers relating to Sir Maurice Berkeley's case and claim
Includes copy inquisition post mortem of William Chester, Esq., 1807; case papers relating to right of king's keepers to carry away the 'browse' [deer fodder] after the deer had finished with it (1631-2); copy report to the Committee for removing obstructions to the sale of Crown lands about the rights claimed by the petitioners, giving a detailed history of the liberties and customs from temp. Henry III (c1652); copy survey and valuation of Stapleton liberty, 1652
[Kb 3/1; K shelf 2/2(3); K shelf 2/8; 110.1.18 (misc.); 110.1.20]

[no title]  D2700/QP6/7  1657

1

Contents:
Statement of Richard Berkeley's claim to 'woods and waste ground containing...one thousand acres...parcel of the Manor of Stapleton...within the precinct of the Chase of Kingswood....with all the coal mines...and other mines'
[K shelf 2/2(3)]

[no title]  D2700/QP6/8  1666

2


Related information: [1672 Map of Kingswood liberties see MAPS AND PLANS]

Contents:
Agreement between Commissioners for 'improving, dividing and inclosing' Kingswood, and the freeholders and commoners
One third to Crown in lieu of right of herbage and covert for deer; one third with coalmines to respective proprietors; one third (except coal mines) to be common land
Also copy made c. 1830
[110.2.44]

PURCHASE AND SALE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP7/1  (1584/5)-1654

4 bdls

Contents:
Draft and copy conveyances and related papers relating mainly to sales of Sir Maurice Berkeley's property in Little Stoke and Stapleton
Also includes leases; covenant about 'pretended' church lands claimed by Sir Maurice Berkeley and sold by him to Thos. Bubb, 1652; exchanges
[see also TITLE DEEDS: Stoke and Stapleton Estate - miscellaneous purchases, exchanges and sales, 1558-1668; ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS: Sir Maurice Berkeley; TENANCY]
[110.1.19, 20, 21, 26; Kc 3/3]

[no title]  D2700/QP7/2  1717

1

Contents:
Sale of 860 oak trees near Stoke House to pay off mortgage on John Berkeley's estate (and reciting sale of Hilmarton farms by Lady Hereford for same purpose [see TITLE DEEDS: Witcomb and Spillman's farms]
[K shelf 2/7]

[no title]  D2700/QP7/3  1788-1789

1 bdl

Contents:
Sale particulars, Fishponds House; inventories and correspondence
[110.2.44]

[no title]  D2700/QP7/4  1839-1886

1 bdl

Contents:
Sale particulars, including major sales of the Duke's property, 1859, 1864, in Stapleton, annotated with purchasers and bids
Includes catalogue of 1st Stapleton sale, originally planned for 1856, annotated - Agent withdrew some lots because of mineral leases
[Box I bundle 4; 110.2.24]

[no title]  D2700/QP7/5  1854-1859

1 bdl

Contents:
'Stapleton Sale': Badminton agent's correspondence with Duke's London solicitors
Includes memorial from leaseholders asking to be allowed to purchase direct from the Duke
[Box I bdl 5]

[no title]  D2700/QP7/6  1859-1860

1 bdl

Contents:
Badminton agent's correspondence about the Stapleton sales with the Duke's London solicitors
[Box I bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/QP7/7  1859-1865

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's correspondence relating mainly to the Stapleton sales
Includes receipts for Stapleton sales, 1859; lots unsold etc.; leasing Lodge Colliery, 1862-3
[Box I bdl 7]

[no title]  D2700/QP7/8  1859-1885

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers and correspondence relating to land conveyed by the Duke to the Bristol and South Wales Union Railway, including Severn foreshore, 1859-1865, and for widening, 1884-5
[Box H bdl 4]

[no title]  D2700/QP7/9  1886

1 sml vol., 2

Contents:
Auctioneer's grass sales accounts, Stoke estate
[Box H bdl 5]

TENANCY  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [see also BADMINTON ESTATE: TENANCY, General]

Lease registers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/1/1  (1732)-1797

1 vol.

Contents:
Register of leases: Stapleton and Kingswood, (1748)-1797 [see also BADMINTON ESTATE, lease register (1713)-1814 from 1790 (D2700/QB8/1/1)] Hilmarton, (1732)-1793
[107.5.4]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/1/2  1796

1 vol.


Related information: [1807 - 1844 see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/MJ11/1/21]

Contents:
Register of leases, and location in Stoke evidence room
[100.1.2]

Stoke Gifford: counterpart leases and tenancy agreements  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [see also PURCHASE AND SALE; Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB8/1/6-8]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/1  1562-1650

3 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases
[Kc 1/1, 2, 5a, 11; 110.1.32; 110.2 24; Ka 1/5a]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/2  1648-1734

3 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases
Includes lease to Richard Berkeley by his mother, Dame Mary Berkeley, of her jointure in Stoke House, Park and estate, reserving part of Stoke House for her own use, 1660
[Kc 1/3, 4, 12, 13; Kd 3/1b; Kd 3/2]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/3  1700-1752

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases
[Kc 1/5,10; 110.1.22(1)]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/4  1715-1752

11

Contents:
Deeds relating to leasehold property
Includes settlement before marriage of Thos Blackwell and Martha Millett, 1726; copy will of Francis Blackwell, Stoke Gifford, yeoman, dated 1736
[Kc 1/6-9]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/5  1743

1

Contents:
Lease by Thos Bayley to Norborne Berkeley of an unspecified estate in Stoke
[Ka 1/9c]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/6  1778-1793

2

Contents:
Tenancy agreement, 1778; counterpart lease, 1793
[107; 603.2.31(25)]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/7  1746-1793

1 bdl

Contents:
Tenancy agreements and related surveys
[107.5.20; 110.2.44; Box H bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/8  1806-1853

1 bdl

Contents:
Tenancy agreements
[Box H bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/9  1807-1878

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases [see also BADMINTON ESTATE]
[110.2.24]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/10  1850-1865

1 bdl

Contents:
Tenancy agreements and related papers
Includes Stoke House
[110.2.76]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2a/11  1899

1

Contents:
Building lease: land near Filton station
[Kc 1/14]

Stapleton  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB8/1/6-8; D2700/QP7/1]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2b/12  1585-1689

4 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases; draft and copy leases and conveyances
[Kc 2/2,3; Kc 3/2; Kc 2/4]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2b/13  1625/6-1753

3 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases
[110(107); Kb 1/1a; Kc 3/1,4]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2b/14  1735-1839

9 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases
[107; 110.2.24,43; 508.101.2; Kc 2/1]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2b/15  1741-1788

1 bdl

Contents:
Conveyance and assignment of leasehold house (Bridge's House) and inclosures, Fishponds, Stapleton, to the Duke of Beaufort
[107]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2b/16  1842

1

Contents:
Assignment of house, garden and piece of waste gound near Stapleton Bridge (leased from Duke) to the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol
[110.2.24]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/2b/17  1851

1


Related information: [17th - 19th cent. see also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB8/1/6-8]

Contents:
Counterpart lease of Kingswood Lodge Farm
[Fd 3/10]

Filton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/3/1  (1896)-1898

1 bdl

Contents:
Badminton agent's papers relating to tenancy of land at Filton
[Box H bdl 8]

Stoke and Stapleton  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP7/1]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/4/1  (1584/5)-1699

1 bdl

Contents:
Counterpart leases and related papers
[110.1.21; Ka 3/2; K shelf 2/12]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/4/2  1724

2

Contents:
Leases by Chris. Keen to Wm Worral of lands in Stoke, Stapleton, Mangotsfield and Filton
[Ka 1/9c]

Sir Maurice Berkeley's papers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also ESTATE PAPERS AND CORRESPONDENCE]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/5/1  (1629)-1654

3 bdls

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers, mainly relating to tenancy
Includes copy leases; draft copyhold grants; surveys and valuations; agreements for leasing and sale; rentals and related accounts, including tenants' accounts for loss of cattle etc. taken by the King's and Prince Rupert's soldiers to Bristol, 1645, and by Parliamentary forces besieging Bristol
[110.1.24,25; K shelf 2/2(1); Ka 1/9c]

John Berkeley's papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/6/1  1705-1735

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers, mainly tenancy
[K shelf 2/2(2)]

Silas Blandford's papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/7/1  1745-1781

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous tenancy papers and accounts
Includes tenancy and exchange agreements with surveys; copy letter to Lord Botetourt from J. Bisse about Frampton Cotterell parsonage and notes on descent of right to present (purchased by Harry Symes who died 1680), 1680-1770
[110.1.18(misc.); 110.1.45]

4th Duchess's papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/8/1  1784-1798

1 bdl

Contents:
Surveys and valuations of farms, and related papers (endorsed by the Duchess)
[110.1.45; 501 M14 1]

Badminton Agent's papers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QB8/19]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/9/1  1804-1834

2 bdls

Contents:
Miscellaneous papers and memoranda relating mainly to tenancy
Includes cottage rental, Kingswood, 1804; copy of 'Cot and Encroached rents', 1828 [See also ACCOUNTS: Rentals (D2700/QP3/1/10)]
[110.2.44; 110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/QP8/9/2  1829-1859

2 bdls

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence and papers mainly relating to Stapleton tenancies
Includes 'plan of building ground at the Lodge Causeway' (annotated) c.1850s, from sale particulars; newspaper account of proposed rebuilding of the church by the Bishop, 1854; Stapleton sales, 1859
[F drawer 1/4; Box I bdl 1]

INCLOSURE  [no ref. or date]

Stapleton (Kingswood)  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also PARLIAMENTARY]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/1  1714/15

1

Contents:
Agreement between John Berkeley as Lord of the Manor of Stapleton and the freeholders for inclosing up to 30a. of Kingswood Common to keep horses on to work his coal pits; in compensation, John Berkeley and his heirs are to pay 8s per acre of land inclosed, annually to Stapleton churchwardens forever
Endorsed, 1839, 'agreement for inclosing the fields called 'The Tynings''
[110.2.24]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/2  1772

1

Contents:
Memorial to the 5th Duke from the principal freeholders of Stapleton parish about inclosing part of Kingswood Forest to aid the poor rate, the poor having 'now become very numerous and extremely burdensome'
[508.13.1]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/3  1779

1 bdl

Contents:
Kingswood (Stapleton) Inclosure Act (annotated); memoranda and sketch maps relating to the Act
[I drawer 2/24; 110.2.44]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/4  c.1779

1

Contents:
Abstract of title (1543)-c. 1779 of 4th Duchess and 5th Duke to Kingswood liberty
[110.2.44]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/5  1779-1791

2 bdls

Contents:
Silas Blandford's papers and correspondence
Includes 'remarks' on the Stapleton Inclosure Act 'before carried to London'; 4th Duchess's and 5th Duke's claim to common in Kingswood, exhibited to the Commissioners, 1779; claims and objections; rough estimate of cost; agreements for exchanges of allotments [see also TITLE DEEDS: Stapleton NR 1/31]; letter from a Commisssioner about attempts by lessees of Mangotsfield collieries to stop up the road laid aout by the Commissioners to Lodge Colliery; conditions of sale and receipts
[Id 3/5; I shelf 1/7; 100.3.3; 110.1.18(misc.); 110.2.44, 58, 59]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/6  1779-1783

1 bdl


Related information: [See also TENANCY; ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS: 4th Duchess (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP4/6/3)]

Contents:
Correspondence about the inclosure, and especially dispute between 4th Duchess and 5th Duke and James Bridges over an allotment at the Fishpond, including case for counsel's opinion
[110.1.30; 110.2.57]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/7  c.1780

1

Contents:
Draft inclosure map [see D2700/QP9/1/8]
With rough ornamental drawing of a commoner's cottage; (omits the 'explanation' of symbols and shading used, and schedule of allotments)
Shows Kingswood common and Fishponds area
Surveyor [J. Sturge]
Scale: [4½ chains: 1" (18": 1 mile)]
Size: 28½" by 29½"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 41]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/7a  1779

1

Contents:
'Plan of that part of Kingswood that lies in the Parish of Stapleton'
Shows waste lands, new and old inclosures, quantities, proprietors
Also shows houses in block form, inns named; free school; coal pits and engines; quarries; trees; roads and milestones; fish ponds; windmill; hedges and walls; parish boundary
Surveyor: J. Sturge
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 20¼" by 24"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
Reference table of total quantites of waste lands, new and old inclosures; explanation of symbols
(from Estate Office)

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/8  1780-1790

1

Contents:
'A plan of that part of the Common called Kingswood in the parish of Stapleton... 1780'
Estate map copied from inclosure map (but omitting drawing of cottage, and with different reference table): Kingswood Common and Fishponds area
Shows old inclosures, allotments, Duke and Dowager Duchess's estate, lands sold and exchanged, free school and other buildings in block plan, coal pits working and not working, roads, footpaths, fences, quarries, springs and watercourses, shaded contours, fishponds
Reference table and schedules of allotments as in the award, and additional schedules, including fields marked out from the Duke's allotments, 1790
Surveyor: Jacob Sturge
Scale: 4½ chains: 1" (18": 1 mile)
Size: 32" by 39"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 40a]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/9  1781

1 vol., 2

Contents:
Attested copy Stapleton (Kingswood) inclosure award, and loose personal names index
[110.2.41]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/10  1782

1

Contents:
'Plan of land belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort adjoining the Lodge House in Kingswood... 1782'
Shows existing and intended allotments and roads; coal pits working and not working; Lodge House in block plan; lessees
Reference tables to colouring and symbols; acreages
Surveyor: J. Sturge
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 19" by 26"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 40]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/11  1780-1789

1 vol.

Contents:
Agents' cash book relating mainly to Kingswood inclosure, countersigned by 5th Duke
Also includes oxen bought at Pontypool fairs for Badminton; Daubeny's election; charities, including Stapleton free school; turnpike investments; presentation of the Revd. Mr. Estcourt to the consolidated rectories of Oldbury and Didmarton
[110.2.15a]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/12  1788-1790

1 bdl.

Contents:
Kingswood inclosure: tenancy agreements
[110.2.44]

[no title]  D2700/QP9/1/13  1790-1799

1 sml vol., 1

Contents:
Rent ledger relating to the new Kingswood inclosures (with memoranda about each tenancy)
[110.2.44]

TITHE COMMUTATION  [no ref. or date]

Stoke Gifford  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/1/1  1841-1846

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's tithe commutation papers and correspondence
Includes abstract of title to tithes of Stoke and Stapleton (1615-1758); translation of the endowment of the vicarage (1294) [ see also LEGAL]; copy tithe apportionment, 1842; Duke's declaration re merging rent-charge in freehold
[Fd 2/10; Box H bdl 3]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/1/2  1843

1

Contents:
'Map of the parish of Stoke Gifford and lands in the parishes of Winterbourne, Filton and Stapleton... the property of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Copy tithe map (Tithe Commissioners' stamp)
Surveyor: D. Horwood, Bristol
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 30" by 45"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 51a]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/1/3  1842-1843

3 vols

Contents:
Reference book to the map of the Duke's estate by Daniel Horwood, and draft (a and b); (?) draft tithe apportionment, Stoke Gifford (c)
[Box K bdl 8]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/1/4  (1846)

2

Contents:
Copy 'Plan of titheable lands in the parish of Stoke Gifford' and copy tithe apportionment of unmerged rent charge; and tracing
Shows small area of parish only
Surveyor: Robert K. Dawson
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3"; 1 mile)
Size: 19" by 30"
[Map 52a]

Stapleton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/2/1  1759/60

1

Contents:
Revd. Whitchurch to Norborne Berkeley about Stapleton tithes [see also D2700/QP4/5/2]
[504 M14 2]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/2/2  1801-1804

1 bdl

Contents:
Agent's papers relating to Stapleton tithes [ see also ESTATE PAPERS AND CORRESPONDENCE: Blandford's papers]
[110.2.44]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/2/3  1841

1 vol.

Contents:
Copy draft Stapleton tithe apportionment
[F drawer 1/4]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/2/4  c.1841

1 vol.

Contents:
(Ref book to D2700/QP15/14) with added tithe map reference numbers
[F drawer 1/4]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/2/5  c.1841

1 vol.

Contents:
Survey using tithe map numbers
[F drawer 1/4]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/2/6  c.1843

1 vol.

Contents:
Copy Stapleton tithe apportionment
[Press H]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/2/7  1887-1896

3

Contents:
Badminton agent's tithe papers
[Box I bdl 10]

Frenchay and Filton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP11/3/1  1892-1906

1 bdl

Contents:
Badminton agent's tithe papers
[Box H bdl 3]

KINGSWOOD COLLIERIES  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also PARLIAMENTARY: Kingswood Liberty; FAMILY: 5th Duke as Lord Botetourt's executor (FmL 6/3/37, 43)]

Administrative history:
The Lodge Colliery was situated in the Berkeley liberty in Kingswood; in the 18th century the Berkeley family also leased coal works from the Chester family.
The collieries were leased to the 5th Duke by the Dowager Duchess in 1775, and became his property on her death in 1799 [see A Braine, The History of Kingswood Forest (1891); H.T. Ellacombe, The History of Bitton (1881); J. Latimer, The Annals of Bristol (1900)]

Leasehold collieries  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/1/1  1723

1

Contents:
Lease to John Berkeley of coalworks at Ridgeway, Stapleton, by Elizabeth Lloyd, Ridgeway, widow, and her daughters, Sarah and Jane Lloyd
[Kc 3/4]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/1/2  1745

1

Contents:
Lease by Thomas Chester, Almondsbury, Esq., to Nicholas Baker, Abraham Phips, Charles Hulbert, and others, coalminers, of Whitehill, Kingswood, and veins of coal which they are currently working
Includes covenants for working
[F shelf 1/22]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/1/3  1754

1

Contents:
Lease by the Chester family to Norborne Berkeley of all coalworks in Kingswood
[Fd 3/11]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/1/4  (1761)

1

Contents:
Copy will of Thomas Chester, Knole, Glos., Esq
[603.2.13]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/1/5  1775

1

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement between the 4th Duchess and 5th Duke for the lease of all the Kingswood collieries for £500p.a. for the remainder of the term of the lease from the Chester family to Lord Botetourt
[I shelf 1/7]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/1/6  1787

1

Contents:
Lease by the Chester family of all coalworks in the Chester liberty to the Duke of Beaufort
[Fd 3/11]

Leases and agreements  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/2/1  c.1650

1

Contents:
Draft articles of agreement between Sir Maurice Berkeley and Nicholas Smart, Mangotsfield, coalminer, for mining coal in Kingswood
[110.2.44]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/2/2  1687-1702

13

Contents:
Lease of the Lodge colliery (details of veins etc. given) at a yearly rent and a certain sum weekly for every 20s. worth of coal dug, and related papers
Includes articles of partnership between John Thomas, John Sutton and William Symes, 1693; articles of agreement and related papers in a dispute between John Berkeley and the partners for not making a level to drain the coalworks according to the terms of the lease, 1699; assignment of shares of Sutton and Symes to John Berkeley, 1701-2; ejectment proceedings, 1701/2; modern abstract of 1687 lease
[Kb 2/2]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/2/3  1750

1

Contents:
Agreement by Norborne Berkeley with Charles Arthur for the management of the Lodge colliery
[Ka 1/9c]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/2/4  1783

8

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement between the 5th Duke and Charles Arthur on his appointment as manager of the Lodge colliery and leasehold colliery; statements of accounts and memoranda
[I shelf 1/7]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/2/5  1792-1793

1 file, 2

Contents:
Memorandum of proposal made by Robert Bayliss for managing the Kingswood collieries in succession to Charles Arthur, and related correspondence and accounts
[I shelf 1/7]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/2/6  1822

1

Contents:
Lease by Duke of Beaufort of Kingswood colliery to Aaron, William and Moses Brain and Francis Faulkener
[Fd 3/11]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/2/7  (1822)-1848

1 bdl


Related information: [1862-3 Leasing Lodge Colliery see PURCHASE AND SALE (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP7/7)]

Contents:
Lease by the Duke of the Kingswood colliery to John Monks (includes plan), and correspondence
[Fd 3/11; Box I bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/2/8  1900

1

Contents:
Licence to bore for coal in Stoke Gifford, and agreement for grant of a mining lease
[107]

Accounts: Lodge Colliery  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/1  1704-1780

1 vol.

Contents:
Lodge Colliery monthly cash account (much of it in the hand of John Berkeley and Norborne Berkeley) - totals of coal sold, 'charges', and net profit
Includes Cock Green coal works to Sept. 1728; receipts from Mr Parsons [? manager], Jan.1727/8 - March 1732/3
From 1772 'see the account stated in the leasehold book'
[I drawer 1/7]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/2  1740/1-1745

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Cash book kept by Norborne Berkeley
[110.2.70]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/3  1780-1815

3 bdls

OUTSIZE


Related information: [1729 Lodge colliery ledger see HOUSEHOLD (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/RE1/1/1)]

Contents:
Freehold (Lodge) Colliery accounts: annual cash books countersigned by the Duke (monthly accounts)
Managers: Charles Arthur to 1792; Robert Baylis, 1793-1802; George Baylis, 1802-1815
[I shelf I/17; I drawer 1/5]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/4  c.1731

1 vol.

Contents:
Lodge colliery ledger
Also includes general estate accounts, 1736
[110.2.1-5(box 6)

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/5  1736

1 vol., 1

Contents:
'The Lodge coalwork trust book': ledger
Also includes loose monthly account from Charles Arthur, 1742
[110.2.70]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/6  1742

1 vol.

Contents:
Lodge colliery ledger
[110.2.1-5(box 6)]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/7  c.1750s

1 vol.

Contents:
Lodge colliery ledger
[100.7.1]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/8  1754-1814

3 vols

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Lodge colliery arrears ledgers
[I shelf 2/5, 24(1); I drawer 1/6]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/9  1700-1719/20

1 bdl

Contents:
Lodge and Cockgreen coalworks: monthly accounts of labour costs and number of carts 'landed', and misc. accounts and vouchers
[110.1.18(misc); 110.2.25; 110.2.70]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/10  1739-1749

1 bdl

Contents:
Lodge and Fire Engine coalworks: weekly accounts (incomplete series) of coal sold, charges, profits, number of carts 'landed', number of workmen and how employed, 1739, 1748-9
[F shelf 1/17; 110.2.70]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/11  1748-1753

4

Contents:
'The months accounts of the Fire Engine coalwork and the adventurers' and Charles Arthur's monthly account for the Lodge Colliery, 1748; Fire Engine coal work monthly account, 1753; voucher, 1750
[110.2.25; 110.2.70; K shelf 2/7]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/12  1765

1

Contents:
Charles Arthur's account of the Lodge and Two Mile Hill coalworks and adventurers' rent
[Box 0/55]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3a/13  1770-1771

1 bdl

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Lodge, Two Mile Hill and Whites Hill weekly colliery accounts (cash accounts including detailed labour accounts)
Also includes Charles Arthur's miscellanous accounts and vouchers
[110.2.70]

Accounts: Leasehold Colliery  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3b/1  1780-1815

3 bdls

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Leasehold colliery annual cash books countersigned by the Duke (monthly accounts)
Same managers as Lodge Colliery
[I shelf 1/17a; I drawer 1/5]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3b/2  1760-1780

1 vol.

Contents:
Leashold colliery arrears ledger, c.1760-1768
Atend, reversed: account of coal sold, 1760-1780, and net profit
[I shelf 1/6]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3b/3  1771-1814

2 vols.

Contents:
Leasehold colliery arrears ledger
[I shelf 2/4, 24(2)]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3b/4  1742/3

1

Contents:
Monthly account, Thos Chester's colliery
[110.2.70]

Accounts: Kingswood collieries  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3c/1  1807-1815

1 vol.

Contents:
Kingswood collieries: monthly disbursements
[110.2.21]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3c/2  1815-1816

2

Contents:
Kingswood collieries accounts and voucher
[300.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3c/3  1816

1 bdl

Contents:
Manager's weekly account of coal sold, Feb-March, and related vouchers
[I shelf 1/16]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3c/4  1816-1822

6 vols

Contents:
Kingswood collieries: cash accounts and balance statements (annual)
[I drawer 1/8]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3c/5  1821

1 bdl

Contents:
Kingswood colliery vouchers
[I shelf 1/9]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/3c/6  1850-1859

1 bdl

Contents:
Statements of coal worked at Lodge Colliery (annual), and related correspondence
[Box I bdl 1]

Agent's papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/4/1  1809

1

Contents:
Letter from manager to Badminton agent about losses at the leasehold colliery; steam engine at Two Mile Hill
[107 (misc)]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/4/2  1812-1826

1 bdl


Related information: [1771 Inventory, valuation and report, see FmL 6/3/37]

Contents:
Badminton agent's papers relating to Lodge Farm and colliery lands
Includes memorandum about colliery leases (1764)-1815
[110.2.44]

Legal  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/5/1  1647-1652

3 bdls

Contents:
Sir Maurice Berkeley v. Arthur Player (farmer of the Manor of Mangotsfield)
Dispute over the boundaries of ½a. wasteland in Kingswood where Sir Maurice Berkeley has dug coal, involving the boundaries of Stapleton Manor and liberty and Mangotsfield Manor and liberty; includes detailed depositions and parish perambulation
[Kb 3/3; K shelf 2/8; 110.1.18(misc), 19, 21, 22]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/5/2  (1694)-1701

1 bdl

Contents:
Henry Cowston v. John Berkeley over lease of Cock Green etc. coalworks
Includes reference to an 'ancient level begun by Sir Maurice Berkeley'
[K shelf 2/8; 110.1.19,21,22(2); 110.2.25]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/5/3  1745

12


Related information: [See also PARLIAMENTARY]

Contents:
Case for counsel's opinion and related papers about a dispute between the lords of manors whose waste extends over Kingswood Chase and their 'adventurers' in mining coal - they have no leases but are tenants-at-will, paying a certain sum out of avery 20s. worth of coal sold, weekly or monthly; they now want leases under the Crown from the Crown lessee; dispute between proprietors of liberties and Crown lessee
[Kd 3/1b]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/5/4  (1746)-1752

2

Contents:
Legal expenses relating to the lease of 'liberty of coaling' from Thomas Chester, and related Chancery suits
[603.2.31(19)]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/5/5  1789

2

Contents:
'Plan of the incroachments made on the estate of Dr. Cox by the coal mines occupied by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort situate in the parish of St. George...' (Fire Engine coal works), and case for the Duke's consideration drawn up by Joseph Mason Cox about the damage to his estate
Plan also shows intended course of new road
[F shelf 2/4]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/5/6  1798-1799

12

Contents:
Dispute with John Whittuck of Hanham (whose liberty adjoins the Chester liberty) about the flooding of Two Mile Hill pit
Includes plan and correspondence
[I shelf 1/7]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/5/7  (1848)-1864

1 bdl

Contents:
Badminton agent's correspondence and papers, 1857-1864, relating a a dispute between the lessee of Kingswood Colliery and the lessee of Lodge Colliery about the latter's liability to keep a level in repair, said to be causing flooding in the adjoining Kingswood Colliery
Includes extract from Duke's lease of [Lodge] Colliery, 1848, about keeping levels in repair, with plan and section
[Box I bdl 8]

Maps and plans  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also MAPS AND PLANS; INCLOSURE]

[no title]  D2700/QP12/6/1  1803

1

Contents:
'Plan of the Parish of St. George and that part of the parish of Stapleton called Kingswood...'
Shows coal pits, coal seams, houses, roads and lanes, levels for draining mines; annotated 'new pit, 1860'
Surveyor: W. Maule
Scale: 4½ chains: 1" (c.18": 1 mile)
Ink and watercolour on parchment
Size: 44" by 54"
[110.2.22]

WARMLEY BRASS AND COPPER COMPANY  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See Joan Day, Bristol Brass: the History of the Industry (1973); Glos. Record Office D421 (Bathurst muniments)

Administrative history:
The Warmley Brass and Copper Company (Siston) was founded by William Champion and partners drawn from the old Bristol Brass Company in 1746. By 1761 Champion was seeking new partners to attract additional capital to expand the works, and persuaded three local colliery owners, Norborne Berkeley, Charles Whittuck, and Charles Bragge to enter into partnership, reserving their coal for the Warmley Company. The new partnership was formed in 1762, Norborne Berkeley investing £5,000. Expansion led to financial difficulties, and the need for new capital caused the partners to seek a charter of incorporation in 1767. Lord Botetourt's efforts to obtain the charter to save himself and the other partners from 'impending ruin' seriously embarrassed Chatham, and was defeated by strong opposition. In 1768 Champion was accused of embezzlement and mismanagement and was dismissed. Lord Botetourt had lent the company £12,000 in 1767-8; Charles Bragge also incurred heavy losses and his schemes for saving the company proved ineffective. In 1769, following the bankruptcy of Champion, the works were offered for sale by auction and were eventually purchased by the old Bristol Brass Company. The 5th Duke as Lord Botetourt's executor was involved in the final settling of accounts.

[no title]  D2700/QP13/1  c.1761

1

Contents:
Norborne Berkeley's memorandum about William Champion's proposal that he should embark on making copper and brass together with Bragge and Whittuck: 'Mr William Champion is of the opinion that the situation of Kingswood for making copper and that of Warmley for making and manufacturing brass and copper battery, are the best places for those works of any in Great Britain'
Proposing that they should reserve their coal for the Warmley company which would weaken or anihilate the old Bristol brass company; 80 copper furnaces should be built in Kingswood, the copper and brass works to be carried on as one concern with a capital of £100,000
[603.2.31(19)]

[no title]  D2700/QP13/2  (1763)-1771

1 bdl

Contents:
Lord Botetourt's papers relating to the incorporation of the Warmley Company, 1767-8:
Includes copy correspondence; Attorney-General's report giving the history of brass manufacture since 1702, and of the Warmley Company since 1746; opposition to the charter, including the old Bristol brass company, John Freeman & Copper Company, Bristol, Thos Patten & Co., Warrington, Charles Roe & Co., Macclesfield, Gloucester Corporation and Gloucester pinmakers; copy of the proposed charter, 1767; list of shareholders; Case of William Champion relating to the circumstances of his dismissal, 1768
Also includes a letter from Silas Blandford to the 5th Duke, 1771, about the Warmley Co. affairs
[See also FmL 4/4/24; 6/3/42,47]
[I shelf 1/8]

[no title]  D2700/QP13/3  (1762)-1766

1

Contents:
Account relating to Lord Botetourt's shares in the Warmley Company
[504 M14 20(11)]

[no title]  D2700/QP13/4  1771

5

Contents:
Rachael Crosby, Bristol, widow (executrix of Thomas Crosby, one of the original partners in the Warmley Company) v. the Duke of Beaufort (as executor of Lord Botetourt) and others (Chancery suit papers)
Rachael Crosby claimed that the surviving partners had refused to pay her money due to her as executrix of Thomas Crosby, one of the original shareholders
Includes a history of the 1762 partnership and the dissolution of the company
[200.1.4,61]

[no title]  D2700/QP13/5  1776

1

Contents:
Letter from Charles Bragge to the 5th Duke about the affairs of the Warmley Company
[509.13.7]

[no title]  D2700/QP13/6  1745-1783

1 bdl

Contents:
Thomas Conway's papers and correspondence relating to the final claims and settling of accounts, 1776-1783, including a bond from Charles Bragge to Norborne Berkeley, 1745
[100.3.1]

CHARITIES  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also FAMILY: 4th Duchess's papers (Fm K6); ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS; ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS

[no title]  D2700/QP14/1  1781-1788

2

Contents:
List of recipients of beef and bread at Christmas in Stoke and Stapleton, and years when distributed, 1781-6; undated list (?) of Stoke poor
[110.1.18(misc.), 22(1)]
[See also ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS]

[no title]  D2700/QP14/2  1893

1

Contents:
Charity Commissioners' scheme for Stapleton parish charities
[See also FAMILY: 7th and 8th Duke's and Norborne Berkeley's papers as trustees of Mary Webb's charity]
[Box I bdl 11]

MAPS AND PLANS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also INCLOSURE; TITHE COMMUTATION; KINGSWOOD COLLIERIES

[no title]  D2700/QP15/1  1672

1

Contents:
'A Mapp of Kingswood Chace'
Shows boundaries of liberties of Berkeley, Chester, Player and others; coalworks; elevations of houses, Lawford's gate, Dungeon's cross, Kingswood Lodge; roads, rivers, watercourses, 'new pools', windmill; number of cottages; acreage; names of 'master colliers'; properties adjoining the Chase
Reference table of liberties, and parishes and lordhips in which they lie; explanation of colours and figures used etc.
No scale or surveyor
Size: 18" by 23"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[from the House]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/2  1725

1

Contents:
'A map of Stoke Gifford the seat of John Berkeley, Esq., with the manors of Great Stoke, Harry Stoke and Little Stoke...1725'
Shows whole parish; Stoke Park, field names, roads, woods, buildings in elevation
Ornamental drawing of a stag hunt
Surveyor: J[ohn] Vaston
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 27" by 59½"; ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 49]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/3  1725

1 vol.

Contents:
'Reference to J. Vaston's map of Stoke and part of Stapleton and Winterbourne'
Includes memoranda about drainage, cutting of bushes etc.; key to tenants
[Press F]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/4  1725

1

Contents:
Draft of the map of Stoke Gifford
Surveyor: J. Vaston
Same scale
Size: 27" by 59½", mounted
[Map 49a]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/5  c.1725

1

Copies information: PC 1981-Photog. print detail of Stoke House


Contents:
Endorsed 'Stoke Demesnes'
Shows Stoke House and outbuildings, park, drives, footpaths, roads
Inset: fine elevation of Stoke House and gardens
Surveyor: none
Scale: (3 chains): 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 30" by 34"
Ink on parchment
[Map 51]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/6  c.1730

1

Contents:
Endorsed 'No. 1 plan of nine little livings in the parish of Stapleton' (title damaged)
Shows leasehold estates; enclosures, orchards, groves, gardens, buildings including Free School in elevation
Reference table: lessee, holding, acreage
No surveyor
Scale: 2 chains: 1" (40": 1 mile)
Size: 21" by 25½"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 45]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/7  1749

1

Contents:
'A map of the seat of Norborne Berkeley, Esq., at Stoke as it is now bounded the 14 Decbr 1749'
Shows elevation of Stoke House (before alteration), Park, gardens, wood walks, pools, 'tumps', roads, buildings in elevation
Reference table: field names, gardens, woods and plantations, acreages; valuation by Blandford
Surveyor: Samuel Cook
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 21" by 28"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 49b(1)]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/8  (1749)

1

Contents:
Parchment version of this map (lettering worn and illegibile in places), without Blandford's survey and valuation
Size: 22" by 31"
[Map 49b (2)]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/9  1768

1

Contents:
'A map of the seat belonging to His Excellency Lord Botetourt at Stoke Gifford...surveyed...1768 by Jonas Blandford'
Shows Stoke House and outbuildings in elevation, Park, woods and plantations, roads and wood walks, mill pond, stone quarry, lime kiln, contours shaded
Reference table: field and wood names, acreages
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 25" by 32"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[Map 50]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/10  Late 18th cent

1

Contents:
Plan of 'part of demesnes' (Stoke Park), Cold Harbour Farm, Walls Court Farm and part of Hither Walls Court
Shows fields, buildings in block plan, drives, roads
Reference table: tenant, field names, acreages, state of cultivation
No surveyor or scale
Size: 9" by 15"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[1020.3]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/11  1802

1

Contents:
'Plan of Ridgeway Estate belonging to His Grace the Duke of Beaufort situate in the parish of Stapleton'
Shows fields, gardens and orchards, buildings in block plan, roads, River Frome, coal mines, 'the level now making'; Ref. table: field names, acreages
Surveyor: William Maule
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 14" by 21"; ink and w. colour on paper, mounted
[Map 48a]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/12  1803

1, 1 [...] vol; 4

Contents:
'Plan of that part of Kingswood in the parish of Stapleton'
Shows proprietors, fields, roads, coal pits, buildings (block plan); 'explanation' pencilled in
Surveyor: Wm Maule
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 38" by 51"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
Reference book: lessees, quantity, memoranda
At front: (loose) Badminton agent's instructions to Maule; memoranda c. 1832
[Map 41a]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/13  1828-1839

13

Contents:
Small plans of Stapleton leaseholds
Includes' sketches of Dr. Bompas's premises at Fishponds' (lunatic asylum and Fishponds House), 1839
[Maps 45a,47a,71]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/14  1832

1

Contents:
'Map of lands at Stapleton...the property of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Shows whole parish; Stoke House and park, Fishponds, Kingswood, River Frome and mills, field names, buildings in block plan, roads and footpaths, railway from Bristol to Coalpit Heath, coal pits, plantations, French prison, countours shaded
Note about the building of a wall by Sir John Smyth, 1835
Surveyor: Thos Tilbrook, Horningsham, Warminster
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 84" by 65½" Ref. book: see D2700/QP11/2/4
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 46]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/15  (1843)

2

Contents:
'Map of the parish of Stoke Gifford' (copy tithe map, 1843)
Also shows line of Bristol and South Wales Union Railway and quantities of land; note of quantity wanted for railway, 20 July, 1845
Surveyor: D. Horwood, Bristol
Scale: 6 chains: 1" (13.3": 1 mile)
Size: 29½" by 50"
Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted
[Map 84]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/16  1845-c.1859

1

Contents:
'Stapleton Parish'
Shows whole parish (based on tithe map)
Pencilled memoranda - shows part of Stapleton parish always let with Stoke House, and area of minerals included in Mr Monk's mining lease, 1848 [see KINGSWOOD COLLIERIES]; lot numbers [Stapleton Sale, 1859 see PURCHASE AND SALE]
No surveyor
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 68½" by 76"
Ink and watercolour on tracing paper, mounted
[Map 47]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/17  1856

1

Contents:
'Plan of house and homestead situate at Stoke Gifford occupied by Mr. Benm Wilcox'
Ground plan of outbuildings
Surveyor: Fred. Greenway, Downend
Scale: approx. 27': 1"
Size: 17½" by 23"
Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 63]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/18  1858

1

Contents:
'Plan of lands at Stapleton...the property of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, 1858'
[For 1858-9 sale of Stapleton property see PURCHASE AND SALE]
Shows mainly the Fishponds area; buildings in block plan; (based on tithe map)
No surveyor
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20": 1 mile)
Size: 28" by 50"
Ink and watercolour on tracing linen
[Map 48]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/19  1860

1

Contents:
'Map of an estate in the parishes of Winterbourne, Stapleton and Stoke Gifford...the property of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort and Thomas Proctor, Esq.'
Shows Barn Farm and Walls Court Farm; fields, buildings in block plan, roads, ponds, Bristol and S. Wales Railway
Surveyor: Geo. C. Ashmead, Bristol
Scale: 3 chains: 1" (26.6": 1 mile)
Size: 39" by 49"; ink and w.colour on paper, mounted
[Map 52]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/20  early 19th cent.-1908

2 bdls

Contents:
Agent's bundle of miscellaneous small plans and tracings [see also D2700/QB17/1/4]
Including parish map, early 19th cent., used for (?) draft tithe map, 'no. 18'; proposed alteration of a footpath at Northwoods, 1834; lands in Filton belonging to the Duke, annotated 1843 - tithe commutation; rough ground plans of the Octagon Room at Stoke, 1837
[Box H bdl 10; box K bdl 20]

[no title]  D2700/QP15/21  c.1850-1913

2 bdls

Contents:
Agent's bundle of miscellaneous plans of farms, etc.
[Box I bdl 13; box H bdl 10]

BERKELEY ESTATES, WILTSHIRE  [no ref. or date]

SUSANNA COPE'S ESTATE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QR1/1  1636/7

5

Contents:
Counterpart leases, Stanton St. Bernard
[110.1.33(6); 110.1.35(10)]

[no title]  D2700/QR1/2  1692-1723

7

Contents:
Counterpart leases of Pewsey Farm
[110.1.31(1)]

[no title]  D2700/QR1/3  1723-1736

1 vol.

Contents:
John Berkeley's accounts for Pewsey Farm and Little Stanton Farm, 1723-1729
Also includes Stoke poor rate assessments and land tax assessment, 1733-36
[110.2.5(box 1)]

LADY HEREFORD'S ESTATE  [no ref. or date]

Surveys and Valuations  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/1/1  1747-c.1778

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Survey by Silas Blandford of the Hilmarton estate (farms and cottages leased for lives), 1747 updated to c. 1778
[110.5.19]

Taxation  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/2/2  1799

7

Contents:
Contracts for redemption of land tax on the late Dowager Duchess's estate in Wilts, and property of the Marquess of Worcester and Lord Charles Somerset in Hilmarton
[Gc2/1]

Accounts and financial papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/1  1739-1741

3


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/MJ18/9]

Contents:
Rentals of Lady Hereford's property in Hilmarton and Calne
[110.1.18 (misc.), 34(10)]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/2  1744-1747

2 vols


Related information: [1747-61 see Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP3/1/2]

Contents:
Hilmarton steward's rent ledgers, including chief rents of manor of Hilmarton and Goatacre
[110.1.34(11)]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/3  1761-1771

1 vol.


Related information: [1770-1785 Rentals see STOKE AND STAPLETON]

Contents:
Blandford's Hilmarton rental
Includes totals abstracted from subsidiary accounts - tithes, repairs, farming of lands in hand; memoranda re increase or decrease of rents, new leases, arrears etc.
[110.5.15]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/4  1785-1799

24 vols

[17 vols OUTSIZE]

Contents:
Annual rentals, including agent's duplicates
[110.2.32]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/5  1791-1792

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Hilmarton rental
[Press M]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/6  1747-1757

1 vol.

Contents:
Silas Blandford's account of disbursements on repairs and travelling expenses, and farming account (receipts and disbursements) for lands in hand; memoranda about leases
[110.1.34(13)]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/7  1757-1771

2 vols

Contents:
Blandford's account of disbursements on travelling and repairs, and farming account for lands in hand
[110.5.16]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/8  1753-1771

1 vol.

Contents:
Blandford's tithe account
At front: memorandum that 'Hilmarton parsonage was purchased of John Jacob of Totenham, Esq. by Norborne Berkeley, Esq., at Lady Day 1752 for £3,100'
[110.5.14]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/9  1767-1771

4 vols, 2 sml bdls

Contents:
Tenant's (Robert Tanner) farming account (abstracted in Blandford's farming account)
Includes detailed disbursements on labour, tradesmen, seed, etc. (some vouchers); sales of butter, cheese and other produce
[110.5.16b]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/10  1703-1706

1 file, 2

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.37]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/11  1741-1742

11

Contents:
Steward's rent receipts
[110.5.6]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/12  1745-1747

1 bdl

Contents:
Steward's and bailiff's accounts and vouchers (John Hall), Hilmarton
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/13  1743-1752

2 bdls

Contents:
Blandford's vouchers (Hilmarton)
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/14  1752-1756

1 bdl

Contents:
Blandford's Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/15  1757-1758

1 bdl

Contents:
Blandford's Hilmarton vouchers, including bread for the poor
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/16  1758-1759

1 bdl

Contents:
Blandford's Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/17  1760-1763

1 bdl

Contents:
Blandford's Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/18  1764-1766

1 bdl

Contents:
Blandford's Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/19  1767-1771

1 bdl

Contents:
Blandford's Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
[1771-1786] [see STOKE AND STAPLETON]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/20  1781

1 bdl

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/21  1782

1 bdl

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/22  1787

1 bdl

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/23  1789

1 bdl

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/24  1790

1 bdl

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/25  1791

1 bdl

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/26  1793-1794

2 bdls

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/27  1795

1 bdl

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/28  1796

1 bdl

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/QR2/3/29  1798

1 bdl

Contents:
Hilmarton vouchers
[110.1.18]
Original bundle

Estate Papers and Correspondence  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/4/1  1623

2

Contents:
Discharge (and copy) of John Norborne from payment of tithes for Steane Meades, Hilmarton, to Crown
[110.1.34(6)]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/4/2  1646-1654

6


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/NR11/5/1]

Contents:
Receipts for purchase of property by Walter Norborne in East and West Coulston, Edington, Baynton, Stock and Calne
[110.1.31(3)]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/4/3  1675-1682

1

Contents:
Order by the Steward of the Honor of Ewelme that the burgesses of Calne (including Walter Norborne) are not to be troubled in the exercise of their privileges; endorsed with election and swearing in of burgesses of Calne to 1682
Includes recital of Henry III's charter of liberties to inhabitants of Honors of Wallingford and Berkhampstead (Calne was lately in the Honor of Wallingford), and confirmation of privileges by Charles II
[110.1.34(7)]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/4/4  1675-1684

3

Contents:
Bonds for performance of covenants
[110.1.34(7)]
[See also FAMILY: Norborne family papers (FmS/F5/1) which also include 'writings' belonging to Walter Norborne's estate (see schedule in Manor of Hilmarton title deeds, (D2700/NR11/1/23) ]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/4/5  (1707)-1721

1 bdl

Contents:
Correspondence of the steward, Richard Stokes, with John Berkeley and his attorney about the joint estate (Lady Hereford and Lady Hare), and related accounts and vouchers
[K shelf 2/2(2)]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/4/6  c.1722-1723

1 bdl

Contents:
'Hilmarton papers': John Berkeley's papers including memoranda, rentals, surveys; plan of watercourses - old courses and proposed new course to be made by Mrs Brouncker to the detriment of Lady Hereford's estate
[110.1.18(misc.)]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/4/7  1760-1794

3


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QR2/5/1]

Contents:
Steward's papers
[110.1.34(9); 110.1.45]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/4/8  1792-1799

1 bdl

Contents:
Label in 4th Duchess's hand: 'negotiation with Lord Lansdowne and plans for turning his road'
Includes plan of closes belonging to Quabb's Farm, Calne, proposed to be exchanged or purchased, 1799; letters from Lord Lansdowne and Badminton agent to Duchess about making a new road to Lord Lansdowne's house
[110.1.45; 110.5.23]

Purchase and Sale  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/5/1  (1717)-1802

2 bdls

Contents:
Badminton agent's papers relating to the sale of Lady Hereford's estate, including the Manor of Hilmarton and Goatacre and c. 2,000 a.
Includes MS and printed sale particulars annotated with bids, 1802; 'memorandums', 1793-99; plan of lands exchanged by the 4th Duchess and Lord Lansdown, 1795 [see above]; valuations, 1799
- c. 1802; miscellaneous agent's papers, 1780
- 1802, including tenancy
[110.5.22,23]

Tenancy  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/6/1  1676/7

1

Contents:
Walter Norborne's agreement with his mother Mary Norborne, widow, about granting leases
[110.5.3]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/6/2  (1703)

1

Contents:
Abstract of Hilmarton leases
[110.1.34(6)]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/6/3  1707-1739/40

2 vols

Contents:
Registers of leases
[108.1.2; 110.5.9]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/6/4  1778

1


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QR2/5/1]

Contents:
Blandford's memorandum about Hilmarton Leases
[110.2.81]

[no title]  D2700/QR2/6/5  1610/11-1792

10 bdls

Contents:
Counterpart leases
[110.1.31(3,5); 33; 33(2,3); 34(1-6); 35 (1-3,10); 36; 110.5; 110.5.10,11, 17,20, 22,23; 112.1.7]

BERKELEY ESTATES, NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK  [no ref. or date]

SURVEYS AND VALUATIONS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also ESTATE PAPERS; PURCHASE AND SALE]

Suffolk  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QS1/1/1  (1727)-1740

1

Contents:
Survey and report on the Brandeston Hall estate by Edward Hart
[110.8.18]

Norfolk  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QS1/2/1  c.1740

1 sml vol.

Contents:
Survey of Lady Hereford's land in Horsford
[110.1.18(misc.)]

[no title]  D2700/QS1/2/2  1751

2 vols, 2

Contents:
Survey and valuation of manors of St. Faith's and Walsingham, and lands in Horsford, belonging to Norborne Berkeley
[106.1.3; 110.8.14]

ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also STOKE AND STAPLETON; GENERAL (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QT1/1)]

Rentals: Norfolk  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QS2/1/1  1761-1772

1 vol.

Contents:
Brancaster rental, 1761-1770, 'settled at Badminton' 1772
[110.8.3]

[no title]  D2700/QS2/1/2  1761-1765

1 bdl

Contents:
Blandford's draft rentals and vouchers (Brancaster)
[110.1.18]

[no title]  D2700/QS2/1/3  1765-1770

1 vol.


Related information: [For continuation see STOKE AND STAPLETON (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP3/1/5) to 1784]

Contents:
Blandford's Brancaster rental (draft)
[110.8.34]

Accounts: Norfolk  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QS6/3]

[no title]  D2700/QS2/2/1  1759-1761

1 vol., 1 bdl

Contents:
Steward's accounts and vouchers
[110.8.14; 603.2.31(20)]

[no title]  D2700/QS2/2/2  1768-1771

1 bdl


Related information: [See also STOKE AND STAPLETON (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP3/9)]

Contents:
Brancaster vouchers
[110.1.18]

Accounts: Suffolk  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QS2/3/1  1743-1772

2 bdls


Related information: [See also STOKE AND STAPLETON (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP3/1/5, 3/9)]

Contents:
Steward's accounts and vouchers
[110.8.15, 18]

[no title]  D2700/QS2/3/2  1788-1789

1

Contents:
Accounts for the Brandeston Hall estate 'ending 5 Oct. 1789 at which time Mr. Ruffles the purchaser had possession' (Estcourt's)
[110.8.39a]

Accounts: Norfolk and Suffolk  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QS2/4/1  1770-1772

1 bdl

Contents:
Steward's accounts, vouchers and correspondence with Conway
[100.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/QS2/4/2  1783-1789

1 bdl

Contents:
Steward's accounts and vouchers
[110.8.19]

ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QS3/1  1723-1729

1 bdl

Contents:
John Berkeley's papers, Norfolk and Suffolk
Includes papers relating to steward's accounts; rentals; estreats of fines, miscellaneous memoranda
[110.1.18(misc.)]

[no title]  D2700/QS3/2  1743-1778

1 bdl

Contents:
Silas Blandford's papers, Norfolk estate
Includes correspondence with the stewards; tenancy agreements; quit rentals, 1760-1778; survey and agreement about exchange of lands, c.1760) particulars of farm buildings for insurance purposes, c. 1760s; copy deputations, 1771; copy Botetourt's letter to Mr. Jones ordering him to give Blandford all papers relating to the Norfolk estate which he intends putting immediately under Blandford's care, and schedule of books and papers delivered to Blandford by Jones, 1768; general correspondence
[110.1.18(misc.); 110.2.9]

[no title]  D2700/QS3/3  c1740-1789

2 bdls

Contents:
4th Duchess's papers, and correspondence, 1784-89, with 5th Duke, Blandford, Edmund Est court, about the management of the estate
Includes 'particular' of late John Berkeley's estate in Norfolk and Suffolk endorsed in Norborne Berkeley's hand, c. 1740; survey of the Suffolk estate, 1788; schedule of court books and papers belonging to manors in Norfolk and Suffolk, (1603)-1784, and Estcourt's receipt, 1788
[110.8.19; Box M/28; 110.8.39a]

[no title]  D2700/QS3/4  1764-1769

1 bdl

Contents:
Suffolk steward's papers and correspondence with 4th Duchess
Includes report and valuation, 1766
[110.8.18; 503.1.12(2) no.320]

[no title]  D2700/QS3/5  1771-1788

1 bdl

Contents:
4th Duchess's papers (Norfolk and Suffolk)
Includes proposal to drain salt marsh, Brancaster; note of harbour dues and fines, Brancaster
[110.1.45]

[no title]  D2700/QS3/6  1781-1787

1 bdl

Contents:
4th Duchess's papers (Norfolk)
Includes 'Letters etc. relating to Norfolk in Mr. Blandford's time', 1781-2; 'Account of Brancaster Parsonage- the outgoings and clear profits', 1785-7
[110.1.30]

[no title]  D2700/QS3/7  1785-1787

16


Related information: [1765-1782 See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL, Conway's letters to 4th Duchess (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QA3/2)]

Contents:
4th Duchess's correspondence with Revd. Henry Shute and Bishop of Norwich about Brancaster living
Includes (in Duchess's hand) 'Conditions upon which Mr. Henry Shute received the living of Brancaster' (son of the late Mr. Shute of Stapleton)
[110.8.20]

PURCHASE AND SALE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QS4/1  1627-1635

1

Contents:
Memoranda about property purchased in Suffolk and Essex - Woodhall, Mildenhall and Sudbury
[110.5.10]

[no title]  D2700/QS4/2  1653

4

Contents:
Schedule of title deeds relating to Sir Robert Crane's estate and related papers (Chilton, Suffolk)
[110.1.34(10)]

[no title]  D2700/QS4/3  1668-1674/5

1

Contents:
'Particular' of lands purchased by Sir Ralph Hare from Robert Segon, 1669, Brancaster, annotated to 1674/5
[110.8.14]

[no title]  D2700/QS4/4  1785-1787

1 bdl

Contents:
5th Duke's letters to 4th Duchess about the sale of the Brancaster estate
Also includes general family news
[110.1.45]

[no title]  D2700/QS4/5  (1684)-1792

8

Contents:
Papers of Edmund Estcourt [Receiver-General and general Agent] about the sale of the Norfolk estate [see also TITLE DEEDS]
Includes sale particulars c.1792; schedule of title deeds (1684)-1789; plan, survey and valuation, 1785; surveys and valuations, 1786, 1792
[100.3.2]

TENANCY  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QS5/1  1705-1763

12

Contents:
Draft and counterpart leases, Norfolk
[100.4.1; 110.1.22(2), 37; 110.8.17,30]

[no title]  D2700/QS5/2  1724-1766

5

Contents:
Draft and counterpart leases, Suffolk
[110.1.18(misc.); 110.8.15,31]

INCLOSURE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QS6/1  [1756]

1

Contents:
Brancaster inclosure Act
[I drawer 2/108]

[no title]  D2700/QS6/2  1756

1

Contents:
Inclosure award, Brancaster
[110.8.12]

[no title]  D2700/QS6/3  1756-1763

1 bdl

Contents:
Blandford's papers" 'The account of the cost of obtaining the Act of Parliament inclosing and improving Brancaster' and related papers, including articles of agreement between the proprietors, 1756; Brancaster estate accounts and vouchers, 1756-1763
[110.1.18]

MAPS AND PLANS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QS7/1  1758

1

Contents:
'A map of the Manor of Horsham St. Faiths in the County of Norfolk together with several adjoining lands lying in Newton St. Faiths and Horsford belonging to Norborne Berkeley Esq.'
Shows field names, acreages, owners; elevation of St. Faith's church, other buildings in block plan
Schedules of owners of lands; schedule of lands in the Abbey Farm
Surveyor: John Aram
Scales 5 chains: 1" (16": 1 mile)
Size: 2 sections, originally one map, 30½" by 39" and 32½ by 39"
Ink and watercolour on parchment
[1020.7]

[no title]  D2700/QS7/2  1783

1

Contents:
Draft map of the Duchess of Beaufort's estate at Brancaster
Surveyor: J.L. Beccles
Scale: 4 chains: 1" (20 ": 1 mile)
Ink on paper
Size: 60" by 46"; salt marsh 14" by 40"(attached)
[110.8.4]

[no title]  D2700/QS7/3  1788

1

Contents:
Plan (with survey) of Burgate Farm, Suffolk
Show houses in elevation
Surveyor: Thomas Warren, Bury St. Edmunds
Scale: 5 chains: 1" (16":1 mile)
Ink and watercolour on parchment
Size: 25" by 19½"
[110.8.26]

[no title]  D2700/QS7/4  1788

1

Contents:
Plan (with survey) of Brandeston Hall Farm, Suffolk
Shows houses in elevation
Surveyors: Thomas Warren
Scale: 5 chains: 1" (16": 1 mile)
Ink and watercolour on parchment
Size: 29" by 22½"
[110.8.27]

[no title]  D2700/QS7/5  c.1789

1

Contents:
Plan of the Brancaster estate, including Malthouse Farm, Brock Farm, Manor Farm, Staithe House, with field names, quantities
No surveyor or scale
Ink and watercolour on parchment
Size: 12" by 14½"
[110.8.39]

BERKELEY ESTATES, GENERAL  [no ref. or date]

ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QT1/1  1728-1772

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
John Berkeley's accounts for the Stoke and Stapleton, Norfolk and Suffolk estates, and Worcs rent charge, 1728-32
Includes memorandum that he intends 'to put everything in a very regular way' on his return from London, 1728
Continued as Stoke farm accounts, 1750-1772
[110.1.28]

[no title]  D2700/QT1/2  1770

2

Contents:
4th Duchess's papers: 'State of my dear brother's affairs at the time of his death'
Abstract of accounts of Lord Botetourt's freehold estates, 1770
[501 M14 1]

[no title]  D2700/QT1/3  1738-1748

3

Contents:
Lawyers' bills and receipts
[K shelf 2/2(3)]

[no title]  D2700/QT1/4  (1749)-1751

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous vouchers
[Ka1/5b]

ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Sir Maurice Berkeley  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QT2/1/1  1625-1627

2

Contents:
Commissioners of Sewers: commission to Thomas Greening to be surveyor for Manor of Oldbury with authority to levy money and impress workmen, ploughs, oxen etc. to repair the 'great fortification' in Oldbury which is in decay and liable to cause flooding
[May relate to Sir Maurice Berkeley's care of the Oldbury and Thornbury estate for Lord and Lady Stafford see below D2700/QT2/1/5]
[110.1.9; 110.2.7]

[no title]  D2700/QT2/1/2  (1629)-1647

1 bdl

Contents:
Letters from Sir Thomas Roe to Sir Maurice Berkeley (in Sir Thomas Roe's last illness), 1644 (died 5th November), and replies: forgiving debts owed by Sir Maurice Berkeley; wanting news of Sir Maurice Berkeley's affairs; Sir Thomas Roe's own financial difficulties
Sir Maurice Berkeley's correspondence with his aunt, Lady Roe about Sir Thomas Roe's bequest of his books and papers, and legacy of £100; difficulties made by Lady Roe about the bequests and about debts to her late husband in spite of being shown his last letters, and about the 'writings' belonging to them respectively [see also TITLE DEEDS: ESSEX: Woodford Manor], 1647
[K shelf 2/2(3)]

[no title]  D2700/QT2/1/3  1635/6-c.1654

1 bdl

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate papers:
Includes cases for counsel's opinion about Stapleton fisheries, and property in Stapleton sold by him; 17th cent. copy of Henry III's grant re disafforestation of part of Horwood Forest, 1228; his directions to his brother Richard 'when he went for me from Rendcomb to Stoke to view my writings when they were spoyled and how he found them' c. 1643
[110.2.44; K shelf 2/2(3)]

[no title]  D2700/QT2/1/4  c.1643

1

Contents:
Notes on the damage to deeds, court rolls and legal papers relating to Kingswood, Stoke and Stapleton and Rendcomb, and which are still legible
[110.2.9]

[no title]  D2700/QT2/1/5  c.1643-1653

7

Contents:
Miscellaneous estate papers and correspondence:
Includes schedule of title deeds and papers in boxes A-D which have been 'defaced' and which are legible, which have been plundered or lost 'in these troublesome times', c.1643; correspondence with Lord and Lady Stafford in Antwerp and on Lady Stafford's return to England about his care of her affairs, and Oldbury and Thornbury rents, 1653
[504 M14 31(21)]

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QT2/2/1  1750

1

Contents:
'A schedule of the writings brought from London belonging to Hilmarton etc.'
[110.1.34(9)]

[no title]  D2700/QT2/2/2  1750-1756

5 vols

Contents:
Silas Blandford's schedules of deeds and papers in his hands relating to Hilmarton, Stoke and Stapleton
[Kd2/5]

[no title]  D2700/QT2/2/3  (16th cent)-1792

1 vol.

Contents:
Schedules of title deeds, accounts and other records relating to the Berkeley estates in Glos., Wilts, Norfolk and Suffolk at Stoke
[K shelf 2/1]

LEGAL  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QT3/1  1612-1637

1 bdl

Contents:
Richard Berkeley's papers, mainly relating to points of law (numbered 18-103, many missing)
Includes cases for counsel's opinion; notes from Charles Calthrope's 'The relation between the Lord of the Manor and the copyholder his tenant' (1635); letters from John Jermy ('my uncle Jermy') to Richard Berkeley and to his sister Elianor, Lady Berkeley [2nd wife of Sir Richard Berkeley, and mother of Mary Roe, Richard Berkeley's wife] giving legal opinions about the manor of Rendcomb and its customs, and the Stoke and Stapleton estate, 1612-1623
[110.1.19,21; 504 M14 31(17)]

[no title]  D2700/QT3/2  c.1636

2

Contents:
Sir William Guise v. Sir Maurice Berkeley, Richard Berkeley snr and others
Chancery suit papers about the reversionary interest in the Manor of Rendcomb and in Marsden and Eycot farms sold by Sir Maurice Berkeley to Sir William Guise in 1635 and the terms of the conveyance - alleged waste committed by Richard Berkeley in felling trees
[K shelf 1/6]

PARLIAMENTARY  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QT4/1  1645

1

Contents:
Copy letter, 5 Nov., from Sir Maurice Berkeley to Mr. Shepheard about the warrant for sequestration on the grounds that Sir Maurice Berkeley 'endeavoured to bring the King's forces into the county, and have rated and taxed the county for contributions to the King's army' - protesting innocence - did not bring in the King's army, and had no choice but to sign the warrant to collect taxes which otherwise the soldiers would have taken by force 'all these parts being then under the power of the king's forces'
[110.1.23]

[no title]  D2700/QT4/2  1647

2

Contents:
Receipts for fine for delinquency - £1,030 - paid by Sir Maurice Berkeley to Goldsmiths Hall
[110.1.29]

[no title]  D2700/QT4/3  1647/8

1

Contents:
Special pardon to Sir Maurice Berkeley who has compounded for his delinquency - fine of £1,030
[110.1.29]

[no title]  D2700/QT4/4  1648

1

Contents:
'Copy...of my particular taken out of Goldsmiths Hall' (endorsement)
Survey and valuation of his estate in Glos, Essex and Northants; believes he has a right to a moiety of the plate, etc. of Lady Hatton, decd.; he has received losses and damage to the value of £3,000; 'he had in the Parliament service at the time of the taking of Cirencester four footmen and arms, and one man and one horse and arms, whereof two of his foot soldiers were there slain, and his horse worth fourscore pounds and all his arms lost there'; has goods to the value of 100 marks, and £600 owed in debts
[110.2.25]

TENANCY  [no ref. or date]

Gloucestershire  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QT5/1/1  1601

1

Contents:
Lease of Marsden Farm als Marsden Grange, and lands in Rendcomb, Chedworth and Colesbourne by Sir Richard Berkeley
[K shelf 2/12]

Bristol  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QT5/2/1  1699

1

Contents:
Assignment of a lease of two tenements in St. Peter's parish, to Robert Berkeley, Bristol, gent.
[K shelf 2/12]

London  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QT5/3/1  1741

1

Contents:
Lease to Norborne Berkeley of a stable and coachhouse, Barlow Mews adj. New Bond Street
[110.8.30]

[no title]  D2700/QT5/3/2  1742

1

Contents:
Lease to Lady Hereford of a house in Grosvenor Street
[110.1.43]

Oxfordshire  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
[Berkeley connection uncertain]

[no title]  D2700/QT5/4/1  1605/6-1622

4

Contents:
Counterpart leases by Sir Richard Fermor and assignments, of property in Foscott, Idbury and Churchill
[110.1.36]

MORTGAGES  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
(Relationship to Berkeley estates uncertain)

Huntingdonshire  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QT6/1  1679

1

Contents:
Mortgage of the manor of Stewkley Magna (Connoys Manor) and moiety of the manor of Broughton
(John Hervey, John Stone, Jas and Jn Clitherow)
[110.1.37]

Oxfordshire; Hampshire  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QT6/2  1738

1

Contents:
Draft assignment of mortgage of the manor of Ramradge als Ramridge, Hants
Relates to Ewelme (Oxon) school and almshouse charity
(John Baker, Richard Taunton)
[110.5.2]

COVENTRY ESTATES  [no ref. or date]

ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QV1/1  1640-1649

17

Contents:
Building accounts and related papers
Includes contracts for building a new house [Croome Court] at Croome D'Abitot, Worcs, between Thomas, 2nd Baron Coventry [grandfather of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Coventry] and Thomas Usher, Winchcomb, Glos., mason; Matthew Browne, St. Martins in the Fields, bricklayer; William West, St. Martins in the Fields, carpenter; Richard Wells, plumber; Edmund Johnson, St. Martin in the Fields, painter; also includes specifications for painting; painter's and carpenter's bills
[Drawer 28/1]

[no title]  D2700/QV1/2  1691-1710

1 vol

Contents:
Steward's accounts of 'taxes, interest, fee farm rents and repairs of farms': allowances to tenants; interest paid
[503.1.7]

[no title]  D2700/QV1/3  1699-1711

1 bdl

Contents:
Rentals and accounts of John Turner, steward, for the Coventry estates in Worcs, Glos. and Warws.
[112.1.2]

[no title]  D2700/QV1/4  1711-1748

1 bdl

Contents:
Rentals and accounts relating to estates settled on Lady Anne Coventry as her jointure (Steward: Bernard Rice, 1718-48)
[112.1.3]

[no title]  D2700/QV1/5  1703-1705

2

Contents:
Accounts for Clifton Court farm when in hand, signed by John Turner
[300.3.1]

ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QV2/1  1686-1705

14

Contents:
Estate papers and correspondence of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Coventry
Includes schedule of deeds relating to Snitterfield delivered to Thomas Herbert, to show Mr. Pollexfen, 1686; schedule of horses, mares and colts bought at Croome, 1687-1699; copy Snitterfield market charter (1289); copy estimates for stone for two summerhouses in Snitterfield garden, and timber for greenhouse; mottoes for sundials; bill for turning tools etc., 1697 [See also letter from Charles, Marquess of Worcester, 1696/7 (FmT/A4/2/2)]
[Drawer 27/1]

[no title]  D2700/QV2/2  c.1700

1


Related information: [1711-1719 see also letters of steward, John Turner, to Lady Anne Coventry (FmT/B1/3/120)]

Contents:
'Timber for the garret floor over the greenhouse at Croome', endorsed 'note of timber to be felled'
[503.1.13]

LEGAL  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QV3/1  (1668)-1750

1 bdl


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/OF4/7]

Contents:
Letters from Thomas Coventry to Lady Anne Coventry about his claim to furnishings at Snitterfield left there by the 1st Earl of Coventry, in which his wife has an interest; draft replies from Lady Coventry, 1741-1750, and related papers [See also FmT/A4/4/8]
[503.1.12 (21-29, 297-317, 321)]

TENANCY  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QV4/1  (1656)-1707

1 vol., 1

Contents:
Register of leases, Worcs. and Glos.
[112.1.5]

[no title]  D2700/QV4/2  1699-1731

9

Contents:
Counterpart leases, Snitterfield
Includes inventory of furniture in the 'new brick house' or 'new lodge', 1700; 'particular' of part of the estate of the Countess Dowager of Coventry, proposed to be sold to Thomas, Earl of Coventry, c. 1700
[112.1.6]

INCLOSURE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/QV5/1  1785

1

Contents:
Inclosure Act, Meriden, Warws.
[112.1.4]

PARISH: ECCLESIASTICAL  [no ref. or date]

ACTON TURVILLE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SA/1  (1870)

1

Contents:
Copy Order in Council separating the chapelry of Acton Turville from the rectory of Tormarton and West Littleton, and constituting it a separate parish
[F shelf 1/20]

[no title]  D2700/SA/2  1911-1912

2

Contents:
Acton Turville church accounts (printed), and bill for renovating the church
[107.5.44]

GREAT AND LITTLE BADMINTON  [no ref. or date]

Incumbent and churchwardens  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/PA3/5]

[no title]  D2700/SB1/1  (1750)

2

Contents:
Certified copy Instrument declaring that the inhabitants of the chapelry of Little Badminton are for spiritual concerns to be parishoners of Great Badminton under the charge of the vicar (in consequence of the great augmentation of the living by the Patron's family) and to have seats allotted in Great Badminton church which the Duke is going to rebuild and make room for the reception of the inhabitants of the chapelry
The Patron agrees to fence the site of the chapel and chapel yard at Little Badminton which is not to be used for any purpose other than burial; visitation fees are to be paid to Hawkesbury churchwardens for the hamlet
[107.5.45] Fb2/6]

[no title]  D2700/SB1/2  (1783)

1

Contents:
Copy of Vestry resolution for the rebuilding of Badminton church - 'in a very ruinous condition...necessary and expedient that the same should be pulled down and a new church built in its stead'; agreed that it shall be rebuilt according to the plan agreed by the vestry and annexed, and that application should be made for a faculty
[Fb3/15]

[no title]  D2700/SB1/3  1783

1

Contents:
Faculty for pulling down the parish church and building a new church; plan of new church attached
[F shelf 2/14]

[no title]  D2700/SB1/4  1785

3

Contents:
'Preparations to be made for consecrating the church and churchyard' (Great Badminton, and Little Badminton churchyard)
Deeds of consecration of Great Badminton church and Little Badminton churchyard
[Fb 3/15]

[no title]  D2700/SB1/5  1812

2

Contents:
Deed of consecration of the new burial ground, Little Badminton, and directions for consecration
[Fb 3/15]

[no title]  D2700/SB1/6  1827

1

Contents:
'Memorandums from the old Churchwardens' book for Great Badminton commencing at Easter 1675' [made by Richard Salter]
Includes memoranda about the building and consecration of the new church, 1783-5, and the consecration of Little Badminton churchyard, 1785 (enlarged for use of both parishes)
[Drawer 32/11]

[no title]  D2700/SB1/7  1836

1

Contents:
Marriage licence: Christopher W.B. Codrington and Georgiana Charlotte Anne Somerset (daughter of the 7th Duke)
[503.5.2]

[no title]  D2700/SB1/8  1891

1

Contents:
Inventory of Great Badminton registers, from 1538
[Box B bdl 6]

[no title]  D2700/SB1/9  1902-1912

10

Contents:
Printed church accounts
[107.5.45]

[no title]  D2700/SB1/10  1985

1

Contents:
Faculty for the 10th Duke's monument
[500.19.1]

Overseers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SB2/1  1786-1847

4

Contents:
Removal orders
[F drawer 1/3]

[no title]  D2700/SB2/2  1784-1794

1 bdl

Contents:
Settlement examinations and related papers
[F drawer 1/3]

[no title]  D2700/SB2/3  1743-1829

9

Contents:
Bastardy bonds, orders, examinations
[F drawer 1/3; Box B bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/SB2/4  1784

1

Contents:
J.P.'s order for the distribution of 10s. fine for breaking trees in the park in bread to the poor after divine service
[F drawer 1/3]

[no title]  D2700/SB2/5  1797

1

Contents:
Inventory of pauper's furniture
[F drawer 1/3]

[no title]  D2700/SB2/6  (1811)-1821

5

Contents:
Overseers' census papers
[604.2.1]

[no title]  D2700/SB2/7  1839-1846

4

Contents:
Printed Acts and circulars
[F drawer 1/3]

[no title]  D2700/SB2/8  1847

4

Contents:
Appeal regarding a pauper's settlement
[F drawer 1/3]

[no title]  D2700/SB2/9  1897

1 vol.

Contents:
Poor rate assessment
[Octagon Room]

DIDMARTON AND OLDBURY  [no ref. or date]

Incumbent and churchwardens  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SC1/1  1734-1735

2


Related information: [See also Gloucestershire Record Office GDRD17/5]; case for counsel's opinion

Contents:
Papers of 3rd Duke as Patron relating to union of benefices
Includes copy petition for commission of inquiry to recommend union of benefices of Oldbury and Didmarton, from Duke and incumbents to Archbishop of Canterbury (in Duke's hand)
[Box C bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/SC1/2  (1735)

1

Contents:
Attested copy instrument of consolidation of benefices - union of Oldbury with Didmarton
[Fb1/2]

[no title]  D2700/SC1/3  Early 18th cent

1

Contents:
Estimate for carpenter's and joiner's work to seats, pulpit and communion table, Didmarton church, including making the pulpit and canopy
[Box C bdl 2]

Overseers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SC2/1  1829-c.1830

2 vols, 1

Contents:
Draft poor rate assessments, 1829; notes re settlement, c.1830
[Box C bdl 2]

[no title]  D2700/SC2/2  1882

2

Contents:
Copy Local Government Board Order for the amalgamation of the parishes of Didmarton and Oldbury-on-the-Hill, 1883, and covering letter
[Box C bdl 2]

STOKE GIFFORD  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SD/1/1  1504

1

Contents:
Receipt for the fee farm rent of the rectory of Stoke Gifford, paid by John Colmore, chaplain, to Thomas Colman, prior of Little Malvern, Worcs.
[110.1.29]

Incumbent  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SD2/1  1718

1


Related information: [See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: STOKE AND STAPLETON, LEGAL 'Stoke Gifford tithes' (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP5/17)]

Contents:
Deed of consecration of the churchyard
[Kb2/4]

[no title]  D2700/SD2/2  1757

2 vols, 1

Contents:
Terrier of Stoke parish and account of the modus's payable for vicarial tithes, agreed to by the vicar, churchwardens, owners and occupiers at a parish meeting, signed by the vicar, churchwardens, Norborne Berkeley and other owners and occupiers; and draft (incomplete)
[Press F; 110.2.72; 110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/SD2/3  1793

2

Contents:
'Papers relating to the augmentation of Stoke living' (4th Duchess's hand)
Includes copy of the Bishop of Bristol's commission and queries annexed about the augmentation of the living
[110.1.18(misc)]

Churchwardens  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SD3/1  1770

4

Contents:
Visitation articles and presentment
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/SD3/2  1761-1780

5


Related information: [See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: STOKE AND STAPLETON, 'Church and poor account' vouchers and estate vouchers and accounts]

Contents:
Vouchers
[110.1.18(misc)]

Overseers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SD4/1  1657-1723

1 vol.

Contents:
Churchwardens' and overseers' accounts (very few churchwardens' entries)
Includes poor rate assessments and detailed disbursements; appointment of churchwardens and overseers
[110.2.45]

[no title]  D2700/SD4/2  1722-1752

1 vol.

Contents:
Overseers' accounts (receipts and disbursements)
Includes poor rate assessments; appointment of churchwardens and overseers; detailed disbursements including irons for the whipping post, 1744
At front: inventories of furniture in the Church House
[Press F]

[no title]  D2700/SD4/3  1753

1 vol., 10


Related information: [And referred to in the estate cash books as 'Stoke parish day book' or 'parish poor account' see ESTATE MANAGEMENT: STOKE AND STAPLETON, Accounts, especially 'Church and poor account' vouchers and estate vouchers, cash books, 'day books' and 1771 rental]

Contents:
'The particulars of the church and poor account for the year 1753', and vouchers
At end reversed: disbursements on the church account
Kept by Silas Blandford
Includes receipts for work done by the poor (spinning etc.), detailed disbursements, including 'extraordinary disbursements by master's orders'; Norborne Berkeley's account includes spelling book, prayer books, 'Whole duty of man', teaching children to spin, pair of spectacles, large quantities of provisions, wine, spirits, tobacco and clothing
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/SD4/4  1764-1767

1 vol., 1

Contents:
'Stoke poor house book' Theophila Chinn's als Brown's receipts for spinning etc., and disbursements - provisions, clothing, tobacco etc.
[110.1. 18 (misc)]

[no title]  D2700/SD4/5  1767-1773

2 vols, 4


Related information: [See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: STOKE AND STAPLETON, Miscellaneous accounts: spinning and baking accounts and vouchers]

Contents:
Stoke poor house books: Theophila Chinn's and Betty Hunt's receipts and disbursements
[110.2.1 (box 1)]

[no title]  D2700/SD4/6  1751

2

Contents:
Copy poor rate expenditure and assessments, 1747-1750 (totals only)
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/SD4/7  1757-1789

15

Contents:
Settlement orders (1757-1769) and examinations and related papers (1761-1789)
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/SD4/8  1742-1789

10

Contents:
Bastardy bonds, orders, warrants
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/SD4/9  1759-1780

4

Contents:
Apprenticeship indentures
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/SD4/10  1770

2

Contents:
Appointments of overseers (warrants)
[110.1.18(misc)]

Constable  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SD5/1  1784

1

Contents:
Summons - Thomas Croom, Harry Stoke, for having killed a pointer belonging to Jonas Blandford
[110.1.18(misc)]

Highway Surveyors  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SD6/1  1770

1

Contents:
Order to make presentment to Quarter Sessions
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/SD6/2  1771-1772

2

Contents:
Appointments
[110.1.18(misc)]

STAPLETON  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SE/1  1735

1

Contents:
Apprenticeship indenture (not parish apprenticeship), John Mills, Stapleton, to Charles Trembling, Stapleton, cordwainer
[110.1.18 (misc)]

[no title]  D2700/SE/2  1772

1

Contents:
Overseers' notice to quit sent to Silas Blandford
[110.1.18 (misc)]

SNITTERFIELD (Warwickshire)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SF/1  1661-1710

20

Contents:
Lord Coventry's papers
Including:
1661 faculty to Sir Stephen Hales for a new pew
1677 receipt for £5 from vicar to buy a silver salt for St Mary Hall, Oxon
1698-9 licence to Thomas, Lord Deerhurst to enclose part of the churchyard, and related papers
1703 sequestration order during vacancy on death of incumbent
c.1700-1710 papers relating to the casting of the bells by Abraham Rudhall of Gloucester, and to peals for the bells
[Drawer 28/2]

GLASTONBURY ABBEY (Somerset)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/SG/1  1531-1532

1 roll

Contents:
Almoner's account, Glastonbury Abbey estates [found with Berkeley estate accounts and family papers]
[110.4.1]

BADMINTON MUNIMENTS  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: At Badminton

Administrative history:
The present muniment room was built to a design prepared by Gibbs for the 3rd Duke and brought out again by the 4th Duke. The interior of the 'Evidence room' was completed in 1758 to working drawings made by Stephen Wright who advised the 4th Duchess that the shelving should be lined with wood to preserve the papers from damp [see A. Gomme, 'Badminton revisted', Architectural History, Vol.27, 1984]
The first catalogue was compiled in 1679 and updated to c.1702. The documents were stored in presses A-D with compartments (similar to the present system), and the catalogue shows that the original order of the title deeds was confused even at this date. In 1711 the 2nd Duke instructed his Receiver-General, Godfrey Harcourt in the method of 'settling the writings in the evidence room'. The presses were reorganised and a more systematic arrangement of the documents was introduced. The third catalogue, compiled in 1777, shows a complete rearrangement of the presses which formed the basis of the present system. A production book was introduced about the same time to record the withdrawal and replacement of documents. The current muniment book was compiled in 1905 by Messrs Williams and James.
The Duchesses appear to have taken most interest in the family papers, especially the 1st Duchess who preserved the Beauchamp and Capel papers, and was probably responsible for collecting the 1st Duke's correspondence and political papers. The 4th Duchess kept a large quantity of papers and correspondence, including some of her brother's, Lord Botetourt. Lady Anne Coventry's correspondence was probably preserved by the 5th Duke as her executor, as were Lord Botetourt's Virginia accounts and papers. Emily, 7th Duchess of Beaufort, collected the Culling Smith and Wellesley family papers, and with the help of the assistant Badminton agent, Richard Salter, began the sorting and arrangement of the family papers. Her Grace's Press, in which were placed some of the more interesting papers, probably dates from this time. Lady Geraldine Somerset and her sister Blanche kept and arranged the 7th Duchess's correspondence. The 7th and 8th Duchesses also carried on a correspondence about the history of the family with the antiquarian Canon Jackson of Leigh Delamere (Wilts). Louise, 9th Duchess of Beaufort, continued to sort and select documents of family interest, and the 10th Duchess's aunt, Queen Mary did a great deal of sorting and arranging while she was staying at Badminton during the 2nd World War. She also restored the muniment room and was probably responsible for the appointment of an archivist, Miss L. J. Redstone, who catalogued a large quantity of unlisted accounts and papers, 1940-1941

CATALOGUES  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/T1/1  1679-1702

2 vols

Contents:
'Catalogue of the evidence remaining at Badminton and relating to the estate of the Most Honble Henry Lord Marquess of Worcester taken...August 1679', with explanation of press marks (A - D)
a) Rough or working copy updated to 1702; includes place and personal name index; at end reversed: record of leases granted
b) fair copy, dated 1679, but refers to the estate of the Duke of Beaufort, and was probably written up on the occasion of the 1st Duke's death, January 1699/1700. Some groups of documents e.g. Lieutenancy commissions and settlements have been re-organised and renumbered; also includes lists of court rolls, rentals, surveys, inquisitions, not listed in the working copy; place and personal name index omitted
Both volumes include deeds, settlements, commissions, rentals, surveys, court rolls, legal papers, etc.
['Evidences' of Badminton manors and other Gloucestershire purchases shows that the original order of the deeds was often confused even at this date]
[K drawer 2/5]

[no title]  D2700/T1/2  1711-1741

1 vol.

Contents:
'A Kalendar of the evidences remaining at Badminton relating to the estate of the Most Noble Henry Duke of Beaufort as they were sorted and settled in the year 1711' [see copy of letter from 2nd Duke to Godfrey Harcourt in FAMILY: 2nd Duke's correspondence and papers (FmH4/1)]; updated to 1739, checked 1741 (see D2700/QA4/14)
Complete reorganisation of presses A-E; title deeds arranged by place; more systematic arrangement of patents, commissions, manorial records, licences; new sections e.g. genealogies, heraldry
At end: plan showing storage arrangement of court rolls, accounts, letters and papers, (including Coventry letters, and papers brought from Troy, 1698), expired leases, cancelled mortgages, legal papers etc. not listed in the Kalendar
Personal name and place index
Includes settlements, title deeds, patents and commissions, copies of charters, fines and recoveries, releases, surrenders, mortgages, licences to alienate, pardons, 'material papers' (estate, political, legal), surveys, rentals, fines, genealogy, heraldry
Fair copy
[K drawer 2/1]

[no title]  D2700/T1/3  1711-1741

1 vol., 3

Contents:
Rough or working copy
Also includes key to books and papers which came from the Duke of Leeds, May, 1736 [on settlement of estates of Mary (Osborne) late Duchess of Beaufort]; papers taken by the Duchess, August 1714, and never returned; papers which came from Troy; papers taken out
Loose: lists of books 'relating to the land and sea forces', 1688-1738 and family papers, in Thomas Wright's hand; list of papers required by the Trustees (c1715)
[K drawer 2/3]

[no title]  D2700/T1/4  1711-1770

1 vol.

OUTSIZE


Related information: [See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: GENERAL, TENANCY (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QA6/8)]

Contents:
'A kalendar of the leases remaining at Badminton relating to the estate of the ...Duke of Beaufort as they were sorted and settled in the year 1711'
Tabulated register, checked 1741, updated to 1770 and revised c.1766, relating to the whole estate (Glos., Wales, Devon, Dorset, Hants, London)
Includes entry 'articles for the building of Worcester House' 1681, & release, 1684 (Leonard Sowersby & George Hall)
At end: personal name and place index
[K drawer 2/2]

[no title]  D2700/T1/5  (1543)-c.1711

1 vol.

Contents:
Calendar of the main title deeds relating to Great and Little Badminton, Hawkesbury, Littleton Drew and Acton Turville, with 1711 press mark references; also includes cases for counsel's opinion; maps (entries relating to)
[Box K bdl 1]

[no title]  D2700/T1/6  1777-1792

2 vols, 4

Contents:
'Catalogue of writings in His Grace the Duke of Beaufort's evidence room at Badminton...1777'
a) Presses A-F and cupboards under first and second windows
Includes Breconshire, Monmouthshire including fishery, Gloucestershire
At front: index (by estate); recipe for 'a liquid to restore invisible writing on parchment'
Updated to 1789
Loose: Memorandum about Monmouth Manor lease book; lists of documents to be entered, c.1784
b) Preses G-M and over the door
Includes Wiltshire; Dorset; Glamorganshire; miscellaneous, Norfolk and Suffolk, Hilmarton, Lord Botetourt's papers; settlements, patents, grants, wills, probates; Lord Clifford's executor's accounts; Glamorganshire court rolls etc.; maps and plans, surveys, pedigrees, including reference to plan of Badminton House in 1712 by Killegrew, and to Kent's design for vases
Updated to 1792
At front: index by estate
Complete rearrangement, origin of the present system; [entries copied into the evidence book, 1905, but this catalogue also supplies descriptions of documents no longer in the muniment room and not included in the current catalogue]
[K drawer 2/4 a and b]

[no title]  D2700/T1/7a  1795-1927

1 vol

OUTSIZE; 2

Contents:
'Catalogue of writings in the evidence room at Badminton' compiled c 1795
At front: Subject index.; Some arrangement as D2700/T1/6 & 7b; anotated to 1924
Loose: 'particulars of Index Book' 1927
[From Lee & Pemberton]

[no title]  D2700/T1/7b  1905

1 vol.

OUTSIZE; 1

Contents:
Muniment book compiled by Messrs Williams and James, London (with place and name index)
Annotated to date; serves as inventory and shelf list of bays downstairs in the muniment room
List of the contents of Her Grace's Press [old bay A] containing records of historical and family interest
[Comparison with the 1777 calendar provides evidence for the further reorganisation in the 19th century when the Stoke and Stapleton records were moved to Badminton, and accounts and vouchers from bay I were moved to the gallery]
[901.1]

[no title]  D2700/T1/8  1940-1941

6 drawers

Contents:
Miss L.J. Redstone's classified card catalogue of the records in the gallery of the muniment room [most of which had never been listed in the earlier calendars], and of Her Grace's Press, and Press I (which contained 'miscellaneous' documents) on the ground floor
[901.2.1]

[no title]  D2700/T1/9  1940-1941

1 file, 1 bdl

Contents:
Miss Redstone's classification system, and drafts
[901.2.2]

[no title]  D2700/T1/10  1941

6

Contents:
Miss Redstone's shelf lists of the gallery and Her Grace's Press; directions for finding documents and related papers
[901.2.3-4]

PRODUCTION BOOKS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/T2/1  1773-1800

1 vol.

Contents:
Book for entering deeds taken out from and returned to the evidence room
[906.2.3]

[no title]  D2700/T2/2  1819-1885

1 vol., 1

Contents:
Proposed form of production book, 1819; production book, 1819-1885
[906.2.1a]

[no title]  D2700/T2/3  1885-1912

1 vol.

Contents:
Production book
[906.2.1b]

[no title]  D2700/T2/4  1912-

1 vol.

Contents:
Current production book
[906.2.2]

ACCESSION BOOKS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/T3/1  1940-1955

1 vol.

Contents:
Accession book
Begun by Miss Redstone, Oct. 1940-Sept. 1941, showing the original location of documents (making it possible to reconstruct the the contents of the press compartments)
At front: introduction: 'In some cases the whole contents of an earlier section (e.g. Id in the old catalogue, 1777) had been moved en bloc to a new pigeon-hole in the gallery (in same case i 5b); but, for the most part, the contents of each pigeonhole are various and often plainly had a varied origin'
Also shows which documents were brought from the house or Octagon Room, or were found loose in the muniment room; also the 'accumulations' of Mrs Baillie [employed in the muniment room by the 10th Duchess, c.1938] - Miss Redstone found it difficult or impossible to determine their original location
Continued as accession book for the muniment room (date, source, location)
[905.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/T3/2  1955-1960

1 vol.

Contents:
Accession book
[905.1.2]

[no title]  D2700/T3/3  1960-1963

1 vol.

Contents:
Accession book
[After November, 1963, the use of accession books was discontinued, and additions were made to the card catalogue only]
[905.1.3]

LISTS AND SCHEDULES  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/T4/1  1777

1

Contents:
Schedule of title deeds sent by the 5th Duke to the Earl of Aylesbury relating to the estates of Lady Elizabeth Seymour who married Thomas, Lord Bruce, 1674
[404.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/T4/2  (1682)-c.1772

1

Contents:
List of 'papers found in the drawer' with muniment room press-marks
[202.1.3]

[no title]  D2700/T4/3  c.1767

1

Contents:
'Account of divers papers etc. delivered to Mr Conway' (in 4th Duchess's hand): estate and legal papers relating to the 5th Duke's estate and executorship of Lady Anne Coventry' estate, placed in the evidence room, Badminton
[110.1.18(misc)]

[no title]  D2700/T4/4  [1789]

1

Contents:
Schedule of contents of G shelf 2/1-11 relating to Dorset [taken by the 5th Duke to London - see 1777 catalogue (b)]
[109.2.12]

[no title]  D2700/T4/5  1806

2

Contents:
Edmund Estcourt's correspondence about documents relating to the Duke of Rutland's estate, and Admiral Boscawen's estate
[La4/4]

[no title]  D2700/T4/6  1819-1836

1 bdl

Contents:
Lists of documents deposited in and taken out of the evidence room, and related memoranda
[100.3.5; 906.2.6; Box A bay C; Box K bdl 6; National Library of Wales 12265,70-1, 82-3; 13139-40; 14292]

[no title]  D2700/T4/7  1898-c.1911

3

Contents:
Lists of documents sent to London solicitors and not returned
[906.2.4,5]

[no title]  D2700/T4/8  c.1867-1980

1 file

Contents:
'Schedules and lists general'
Includes list of engraved copper plates c.1867; documents in the house, 1940; documents missing from the muniment room, 1940; Miss Redstone's correspondence; documents sent to and received from solicitors; documents received from estate offices, and related correspondence; modern inventories
[902.2]

[no title]  D2700/T4/9  [1895-1924]

1 sml vol.

Contents:
List of letters in the muniment room [compiled by the 9th Duchess]
[902.1]

[no title]  D2700/T4/10  1941-1946

7 vol

Contents:
Schedule of manorial records (Vols I-VI) and of deeds and documents (Vols I-II) deposited by the Duke of Beaufort with the National Library of Wales, 1941-1946 (detailed calendar)
(including some duplicate volumes)
[903.4.1a]

[no title]  D2700/T4/11  1965

1 vol.

Conditions of access: [Removed by this Grace]

Contents:
'A preliminary schedule of manuscripts and records deposited by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort' [in 1961] (National Library of Wales, 1965)
Summary catalogue
[903.4.1b]

MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/T5/1  1891

2 vols

Contents:
Historical Manuscripts Commission Report XII, appendix IX: 'The manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort'
Proof copy and working copy annotated with identification of documents
[903.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/T5/2  1940

1 file

Contents:
(Typescript) report by Miss Redstone on the contents of the gallery, October 1940
Includes list of records of particular interest
[903.2]

[no title]  D2700/T5/3  c.1938

1 vol.

Contents:
Mrs Baillie's notebook relating to documents mainly in 'Lane's room' in house, or in the Duchess's museum, removed from various places in the muniment room
[903.3.1]

[no title]  D2700/T5/4  c.1938

1 vol.

Contents:
Miss Redstone's notes: the Somerset family and connexions
[903.3.2]

[no title]  D2700/T5/5  c.1938

1 file

Contents:
Miss Redstone's notes: miscellaneous manorial records with list of those 'taken for inspection' (mainly Tintern and Raglan)
[903.3.3]

[no title]  D2700/T5/6  1940

1 bdl

Contents:
Loose covers and labels removed by Mrs Baillie from records in the muniment room, preserved by Miss Redstone' in the (slender) hope that they may one day help to reconstruct the original arrangement'
[904.1]

[no title]  D2700/T5/7  1940-1941

1

Contents:
Miss Redstone's notes on accessioning and classification sub-numbers (500 and 501M)
[905.2.1]

[no title]  D2700/T5/8  1940

1

Contents:
Queen Mary's memorandum about the contents of an old trunk in the muniment room: 'classified and arranged by Queen Mary and Constance Milner-Gaskell August 1940 at Badminton', and list of contents (mainly 4th Duchess's papers)
[Box 0/77]

[no title]  D2700/T5/9  c1942

6

Contents:
Notes by Queen Mary & additional notes about the contents of Her Graces Press & portfolios
[33/15]

[no title]  D2700/T5/10  1940

19

Contents:
Notes by Queen Mary about the contents of the correspondence drawers, and papers removed from Her Graces' Press to the Duchess Emily's meeting room by Queen Mary because of damp
[35/1/20]
Original bundle

[no title]  D2700/T5/11  1940

2

Contents:
Envelope inscribed by Queen Mary 'lists of old maps' & notes of maps [not present]
[1030.1]

[no title]  D2700/T5/12  1956-1957

1

Contents:
Report on records relating mainly to Gloucestershire in the Badminton muniment room and Estate Office compiled by A.T. Gaydon [of the Gloucestershire Record Office], 1956-7
[903.6]

[no title]  D2700/T5/13  1956-1981

2 files

Contents:
Records of searches (mainly by Mr Suckling) 1977-1981, notes & copy correspondence
[900.1, 1A]

[no title]  D2700/T5/14  c1970s

5

Contents:
Tracings from An Exact Copy of the Court Hand by Wm Raven, of hands 1432-1670
Tracings of watermarks, 15th - 16th century.
[706.3]

[no title]  D2700/T5/15  (1601)

2

Contents:
Photocopy of original & transcript of Queen Elizabeth's second edict for the transportation of 'Negars and Blackmoores' out of the kingdom, 1601 (Cecil Papers 91/15), Hatfield House Library. Marquess of Salisbury's archives
[903.5]

MEDIAEVAL MANUSCRIPTS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/V/1  10th-15th cent

11 fragments in portfolio

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Contents:
Fragments of mediaeval manuscripts removed from estate books etc. in the 19th century, listed by the Bodleian Library, 1967
1. Venantius Fortunatus, Carmina, V.I.1-4
English. Late 10th cent.
Source not known
2. Bible. Luke VII.8 -VIII.12
English(?). 1st half of 12th cent.
Cover of ?
3. Josephus, Antiquit. Judaic, liber VIV, part of ch.16-17 in the Basel ed. 1567 of the Latin version
English. 1st half of the 12th cent.
Cover of ?
4. Ps. Dionysius Areopagita
Parts of Ep.VIII and of Divina nomina c. XI-XIII in the translation of Johannes Sarracenus
English. Mid 13th cent.
Source not known
5. Commentary on Peter Lombard, Sentences lib.II dist. 24-25. Author not identified. Bifolium
English. 14th cent.
Source not known
6. Unidentified theological work
English. 14th cent.
Cover of ?
7. Romance of Ogier le Danois, in French The inner pages correspond more or less to 11.1070-1132, 1614-1679 in the edition by J. Barrois, Paris, 1842, but there are considerable differences. Bifolium N. French (?) 14th cent.
Wrapper of the Brancaster court book, 1603-1624
8. Romance of Richard Coeur de Lion U 2732-2772, 2852-2984 in the edition of K. Brunner, Wiener Beitrage, 42. 1913
English. 14th cent.
Wrapper of Raglan rent roll, 15 Hen. 6
9. Antiphoner. 1st Sunday in Advent
English. 15th cent.
From cover of audit roll 3 Ed. VI, 1550
10. Sarum Breviary. 2 leaves
Part of Hystoria (cf. ed. Proctor and Wordsworth)
English. 15th cent.
Source not known
11. Sarum Missal
Part of Temporale, 13th - 14th Sundays after Trinity
English. 15th cent.
Cover of ?
[704.1.16]

MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
(Documents not relating to the family or to the estate)

[no title]  D2700/W/1  (1635)-1638

1

Contents:
Chancery suit paper: James Nickars v. Edward Ryder, Rachel Trapp et al. about a debt of £1,500 secured on an estate at Reigate, Surrey
[200.1.3]

[no title]  D2700/W/2  c.1648

1

Contents:
First page (incomplete) of an original will of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury [found with Richard Salter's genealogical papers]
[107.1.22]

[no title]  D2700/W/3  1724/5-1728

3

Contents:
William Oldisworth, Oxford, and Thomas Twining to the Revd Walis, Rector of Everley, about a (?) Roman seal ring
[Drawer 35/2/3-4]

[no title]  D2700/W/4  1755

4

Contents:
Letters from Lord Charles Douglas and Lord Drumlanrig to the Duke and Duchess of Queensberry (November), describing the Lisbon earthquake
[508.101.5]

[no title]  D2700/W/5  1770-1772

1 bdl

Contents:
Correspondence and papers of Samuel Stokes [steward of the Hundred of Grumbald's Ash] relating to his private legal practice as an attorney at Wickwar: bankruptcy of John Bennett, ironmonger, Bristol
[Fc1/11]

[no title]  D2700/W/6  18th cent

1

Contents:
Sketch of the coat of arms of Thomas, 15th Baron Dacre and Earl of Sussex
[506.4]

[no title]  D2700/W/7  1771

Contents:
Articles for the partition of the residue of the real & personal state of Mary Wenland, decd., between Mary Pridmore & Wm Voise (Herefordshire)
[100.4.1]

PRINTED  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: At Badminton

[no title]  D2700/X/1  (1649)

1 vol.

Contents:
Certamen Religiosum or, a conference between the late King of England and the late Lord Marquess of Worcester, concerning Religion, at His Majesties being at Ragland Castle, 1646. By Thomas Bayly [chaplain to Charles I; after Naseby he went to Raglan with the king and remained with the Earl of Worcester until the Earl's death in custody in December, 1646]
[From the House]

[no title]  D2700/X/2  1663

1 vol.

Contents:
A century of the names and scantlings of such inventions, as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected, which (my former notes being lost) I have, at the instance of a powerful friend, endeavoured now in the year 1655, to set these down in such a way as may sufficiently instruct me to put any of them in practice. By the Marquess of Worcester. London, 1663
With inserted engraved portrait of Edward, Earl of Worcester (1618) and notes (MS)
[From the House]

[no title]  D2700/X/3  1663

1 vol.

Contents:
Second copy of the Century of Inventions with the 2nd Duke's bookplate, 1705
At front: notes by 'R.P.' 1786 about the Act for the Water Commanding Engine, 1663 [probably Dr Robt Penny, 5th Duke's chaplain]
[From the House]

[no title]  D2700/X/4  1669

1 vol.

Contents:
Witty Apophthegms delivered at several times, and upon several occasions, by King James, King Charles, the Marquess of Worcester, Francis Lord Bacon, and Sir Thomas Moore. Collected and revised. London 1669
[Worcester's Apophthegms or Witty Sayings, by Thomas Bayly, appeared in 1650]
[From the House]

[no title]  D2700/X/5  1703

1 vol.

Contents:
Latin dictionary. By Dr Adam Littleton. 4th edn London, 1703.
'Duke of Beaufort' inscribed inside the front cover
[704.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/6  c.1715

1

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Contents:
Pastoral elegy on the death of the 1st Duchess of Beaufort. By James Hanchett
[Portfolio no. 6]

[no title]  D2700/X/7a  1718-1725

1 vol.

Contents:
Elegantiae Terentianae or the phrases of Terence... Dedicated to 3rd Duke; Lord Noel Somerset's book-plate, 1725
[From the House]

[no title]  D2700/X/7  1730

1 vol.

Contents:
Proceedings of Corpus Christi College, Oxon., in the case of Mr. Ayscough, vindicated. London, 1730
[704.1.9]

[no title]  D2700/X/8  1740

1 vol.

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Description of the royal progress of Queen Elizabeth to Hunsdon House, Herts, 1571, and observations on other pictures. By George Vertue (proofs) [X now known to be Lord Herbert's wedding]
[Portfolio no.11]

[no title]  D2700/X/9  c.1740

2

Contents:
Pay of officers and men in the army and navy in Great Britain and overseas
[Drawer 5/7]

[no title]  D2700/X/10  1732-c.1750

2 vols

Contents:
Mathematical tables and reckoners, one with Thomas Conway's signature [Duke's auditor]
[704.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/11  c.1740s-1790s

4 bdls

Contents:
Note in Queen Mary's hand, 1940: 'Books which belonged to the 4th Duchess of Beaufort'
Some inscribed 'E. Beaufort'; miscellaneous subjects; (some probably Norborne Berkeley's)
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/12  1767

1

Contents:
A Description of the New West Window in the Cathedral Church of Exeter
[See FmK5/4: Duchess's payments on behalf of 5th Duke, 1764, 'to the Dean of Exeter...for putting up Beaufort arms in the Cathedral Church']
[I drawer 2/110]

[no title]  D2700/X/13  1770

1 bdl

Contents:
London Chronicle (1 Sept - 15 Dec.)
[I drawer 2/2]

[no title]  D2700/X/14  1771-1779

5

Contents:
Printed arms of Herbert of Powis, Herbert Earl of Pembroke, Northampton, Brandon, and Shaftesbury, from the Universal Magazine
[Drawer 34/14]

[no title]  D2700/X/15  1774-1803

1 bdl

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Oxford Almanacks
[H.G.P. drawer 1]

[no title]  D2700/X/16  1799

1 vol.

Contents:
Minutes of evidence before the Committee of Privileges about the pedigree of the 5th Earl of Berkeley (Berkeley Peerage case)
[505 M14 5]

[no title]  D2700/X/17  1782

6

Contents:
Newspaper cuttings about the encounter between Lord Howe and the French and Spanish fleets near Gibraltar
[508.13.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/18  1802

1

Contents:
Quarter Sessions Table of Fees (to be taken by the Clerk to the Justices, Gloucestershire)
[508.13.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/19  1804-1924

1 vol., 5

Contents:
Portraits and Biographical Notices of the Beaufort Family (Salisbury, 1804) with original watercolour portraits. Plates and text annotated
Covering letter from T. Estcourt to 6th Duke: last autumn Mr. Coxe, author of the History of Monmouthshire, showed him a book of 'coloured drawings containing the portraits of such of your Grace's family and ancestors as are at Badminton...with a title page "Portraits and Biographical Sketches of the Beaufort family"...the drawings are by Gardener...he told me that he had intended to have had them all engraved and published them but the times will not allow of such undertakings. He sent Gardener to Badminton to make the drawings with the permission of the late Duke your father. I believe many if not all of them are engraved and inserted into his History of Monmouthshire. His wish now he says is to dispose of the book for such a price as will pay him his expenses...he says the price is 60 guineas' If the Duke would like to see the book he will send it over to Badminton. 8 October, 1804
Memorandum bound into the book: 'The original drawings and prints of the Beaufort family from John of Gaunt to Henry Charles, 6th Duke of Beaufort. The plates are in a box about to be removed from Grosvenor Square to Badminton, 16 June, 1836' [now in Muniment Room] [see also D2700/RA1/5/2]
Also bound into the volume: Knyff's views of Badminton and Chelsea engraved by Kip [see FmT/B1/2/1 c. Nov. 1701]
Loose papers include Canon J.E. Jackson to [8th Duke], 1871, enclosing plan of site of Chelsea house (1664); letter from Monmouth estate office to Duchess, 1924, about a helmet, and also monuments at Chepstow and Raglan
[From the House]

[no title]  D2700/X/20  (1805)

1

Contents:
The Times 7 November: death of Nelson (facsimile)
[Drawer 31/5]

[no title]  D2700/X/21  c.1825

1

Contents:
The Humble Petition of the Hens of the United Kingdom
[Drawer 31/7]

[no title]  D2700/X/22  1827

1

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Contents:
Design for a life-preserver for boats, by Lt. Ackerley. Dedicated to the Duke of Clarence
[B drawer 2]

[no title]  D2700/X/23  1838

1 vol.

Contents:
History and Description of Fossil Fuel, the Collieries and Coal Trade of Great Britain (London, 1838)
7th Duke's signature inside front cover; annotated
[704.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/24  1856

1

Contents:
Souvenir de l'orgue de St. Nicholas a Fribourg Annotated
[703.1.5]

[no title]  D2700/X/25  [1888]

1

Contents:
Account of the presentation of a silver shield from South Wales to the Prince and Princess of Wales on their 25th wedding anniversary
Refers to the cradle in which Henry V was born, in possession of the Duke of Beaufort, Lord Lieutenant of Monmouthshire
[Drawer 31/19]

[no title]  D2700/X/26  20th cent

6

OUTSIZE

Contents:
Engravings and description of the Wriothsley monument, Titchfield church, Hants, and Wriothsley pedigree [ancestors of Lady Rachel Noel, wife of the 2nd Duke of Beaufort]
[706.1]

Berkeley family  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D2700/X/27  1614

1 vol.

Archival history:
[Probably belonging to Richard or Sir Maurice Berkeley]

Contents:
Chaeronei opusculum de liberorum institutione Item. Isocrates orationes tres. Plutarch. (London 1614)
[704.1.7]

[no title or ref. or date]

Contents:
The following volumes were among those said by Queen Mary to have belonged to the 4th Duchess of Beaufort, but some, (and probably all) the volumes listed below, belonged to Richard or Sir Maurice Berkeley (some probably from Sir Thomas Roe's library)

[no title]  D2700/X/28  1595

1 vol.

Contents:
Hippolyti a Collibus Princeps (Hanoviae, 1595)
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/29  1618

1 vol.

Contents:
De gratia, et perseverantia sanctorum. By Robert, Bishop of Sarum (London, 1618)
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/30  1628

1 vol.

Contents:
Acts of Parliament, 3 Charles I [probably from Roe's library]
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/31  1575-1623

9 vols

Contents:
Acts of Parliament, 18-40 Elizabeth, 3-21 James I (some annotated) [probably from Roe's library]
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/32  early 17th cent

1 vol.

Contents:
Dictionary (English, French, Latin), with index Interleaved and annotated (not in a Berkeley hand, ? Sir Thomas Roe - probably from his library)
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/33  1627

1 vol.

Contents:
Scala Franca (Turin, 1627) [from Roe's library]
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/34  1618

1 vol.

Contents:
The Rockes of Christian Shipwracke (London, 1618) (annotated, not in a Berkeley hand)
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/35  1619

1 vol.

Contents:
The Bride-bush or, a direction for married persons
By William Whateley (London, 1619)
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/36  1613

1 vol.

Contents:
Spiritual Odours to the memory of Prince Henry; Sorrow for the sinnes of the time; Tears shed over Abner. By Daniel Price (Oxford, 1613)
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/37  1642

1 vol.

Contents:
The Bishop of Armagh's direction concerning the lyturgy and episcopal government (London, 1642) (pamphlet)
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/38  1645

1 vol.

Contents:
Of Superstition. By Dr. Hammond (Oxford, 1645) (pamphlet). Annotated by Richard Berkeley
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/39  1623

1 vol.

Contents:
Contemplation upon the History of the Old Testament. By Joseph Hall, D.D. (London, 1623)
[Referred to in Richard Berkeley's writings]
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/40  nd

1 vol.

Contents:
Volume in Hebrew
[704.1.1]

[no title]  D2700/X/41  c.1776

1 bdl


Related information: [See Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/RA2/1/15 for purchase of a printing press, 1776]

Contents:
'Parts of an old printing press formerly used in this room' [Miss Redstone's note] (type)
[407.1.2]

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