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DOLBEN (FINEDON)


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Reference D(F)
Covering dates 1414-1924
Held by Northamptonshire Record Office
Extent 231 docs
Creators Dolben family of Finedon, Northamptonshire


Administrative history:
Gilbert Dolben, the eldest son of John Dolben, Archbishop of York (d.1686) married a co-heiress of Finedon manor in 1682. Dolben was created a baronet in 1704 and was M.P. for Ripon 1685-1687, Peterborough 1689-1698, 1701-1710 and Yarmouth 1701-1720. His grandson Sir William also sat in the Commons as M.P. for Oxford University 1768 and 1780-1806 and Northamptonshire 1768-1774. On the death of Sir John English Dolben, the 4th Baronet the estate passed to his daughter Frances. Her husband William Harcourt Isham Mackworth (d.1872), a younger son of Sir Digby Mackworth, took the additional surname Dolben. All three of Mr Mackworth-Dolben's sons died young. Digby, who was tragically drowned in the Welland, had poetry posthumously published. His sister inherited Finedon Hall and after her death in 1912 the estate was sold. The house is now divided into flats.


Contents:
Baronets with estates in Finedon and Pytchley. 18th/19th C. poetry; including work by Digby Mackworth-Dolben; sketches and correspondence. Sir William Dolben's papers on the anti slavery movement. There are very few papers relating to the Archbishop. 1673 inventory, wedding anthem 1720.




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