Allocation of papers accepted in lieu of tax
The family and estate papers of the Chester family of Chicheley (12th-20th centuries) has been accepted in lieu of tax by the government.
Notable material includes:
- architectural drawings of Chicheley Hall attributed to Francis Smith of Warwick
- two series of medieval deeds dating from c1135
- 17th and 18th century household accounts
- the shrieval papers of Henry Chester, including letters from the Privy Council concerning the collection of Ship Money, 1636-1640
Any library, record office or similar institution in the United Kingdom interested in being allocated the papers should contact:
James Travers, Casework Manager, Archives Sector Development, The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew TW9 4DU
Alternatively email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for allocation of this material must be received in writing at the same address by 1 May 2015.