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Grenfell Family, Barons Desborough, of Taplow [Family and Estate Papers]


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Reference D-GR
Covering dates 1580 - 1959
Held by Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
Extent 10 series
Source of acquisition AR. 51/52, 30/53, 35/53, 57/71, 11/76
The bulk of the collection was deposited in 1952-53 on behalf of Lord Desborough's younger daughter, the Hon. Alexandra Imogen Clare Grenfell, Lady Gage [A.R. 51/52, 30/53]. Following her death in 1969 some additional papers were deposited by Lord Gage in 1971 [A.R. 57/71]. To these have been added other miscellaneous items from Taplow Court received at various times through the intermediacy of Mr. A.H. Packe whose assistance is gratefully acknowledged.
Lord Desborough's diaries and some correspondence were deposited in the Bucks. Record Office by Lord Desborough's elder daughter, Lady Salmond, and are catalogued separately as D86. The remainder of that deposit [A.R. 57/71] consisting of correspondence of Pascoe and Charles Grenfell is now amalgamated with D-GR in this catalogue.
ACCESSIONS IN WHICH DOCUMENTS WERE DEPOSITED:
A.R.51/52. D-GR/1;2;3;4;5; 7/1-5; 9/1-14; 10; 14/1-2,4.6,13,15, 18-20, 26, 37, 44, 56, 61, 81-83; 15/8-14,18; 16/1,8, 12-13; 17/20; 18/1-15,17-18, 25-29, 35-39; 19/7/1 only.
A.R.30/53. D-GR/7/6-7; 12/1-10,12-13; 14/3,5,7-12,14,16-17,21-25, 27-36, 38-43, 45-55, 57-60, 62-80; 15/1-7,15-17,19; 16/2-7,9-11; 17/1-19,21-27; 18/16,30-32,34; 19/1-6, 7/2 only, 8-24; 20.
A.R.35/53. D-GR/14/84.
A.R.57/71. D-GR/6/1-73; 8/1-55; 11/1-4; 12/11.
A.R.11/76. D-GR/14/85-98; 18/19-24,33.
Creators Grenfell family, Barons Desborough of Taplow Court, Buckinghamshire
Arrangement Title deeds.
D-GR/1 Taplow Court Estate 1580-1849
D-GR/2 Taplow Hill Farm 1737-1857
D-GR/3 Queen's Head Hotel, Taplow 1824-1909
D-GR/4 Close called Wittage in Taplow Manor 1848-1904
D-GR/5 Ockney Arms Hotel ("Skindles") 1852-1873
Pascoe Grenfell (1761-1838)
D-GR/6 Personal and official correspondence, including correspondence about militia. 1765-1838
D-GR/7 Account Books
Ore ledger 1793-1802
Wages ledger 1825-1876
Private ledgers 1818-1837
Miscellaneous papers, and plan 1806-1813
Charles Pascoe Grenfell (1790-1867)
D-GR/8 Correspondence 1806-1863
D-GR/9 Private ledgers 1828-1859
Journal 1835-1846
Bank Pass Books 1846-1867
D-GR/10 Board of Ordnance map of Lancs. - Cheshire and area, n.d. [pre - 1855]
D-GR/11 Printed books 1831-1859
Estate: Accounts, etc.
D-GR/12 Farm ledgers 1849-1952
Cash and Wage Accounts 1863-1889
Rent Books 1859-1864
Quit-rent ledger 1865-1931
Miscellaneous accounts 1877-1893
D-GR/13 Terriers 1877-1918
Estate: Agents' and tenants' business papers
D-GR/14 Correspondence and papers concerning Taplow Court Estate 1740, 1850-1954
D-GR/15 Maps and plan of whole estate 1818-1943
Estates outside Buckinghamshire
Berkshire
D-GR/16 Deeds, correspondence, papers and plans 1825-1919
South Norwood, Surrey
Correspondence and papers 1863-1891
Grosvenor Square, London
Tenancy agreement 1897
Taplow Paper Mills
D-GR/17 Correspondence, leases, plans, papers etc. 1839-1933
Household
D-GR/18 Household account books 1911-1934
Linen and Crockery Books 1887-1924
Cellar Books 1890-1937
Maidservants' Weekly Wage Book 1908-1933
Papers, plans, etc., concerning alterations to Taplow Court 1852-1903
Papers, plans, etc., concerning other buildings. 1904-1935
Papers concerning memorial inscriptions, and presentations 1909, N.D.
Gardening Book 1898-1959
D-GR/19 Sale Particulars
Buckinghamshire 1852-1937
Moath Farm, Canterbury, and Wingham Farm, Wingham (Kent) 1916
Henry Riversdale Grenfell
D-GR/20 Correspondence with Charles Venables of Taplow Mills, and papers concerning Liskeard (Cornwall) parliamentary election 1868-1876
Key to provenance of Documents
Related information See also D 86.
Records of the Panshanger estate are held at the Hertfordshire County Record Office in Hertford. They include the family correspondence used by Nicholas Mosley in his biography (1976) of Julian Grenfell (1888-1915), the poet, eldest son of Lord Desborough. (The Panshanger estate came to Lady Desborough on the death of her aunt Lady Katrine Cowper in 1913).
See also (AR 17/57) Ref: P/m.7
15 plans, sections and elevations of work to be carried out at Taplow Court, prepared by William Burn, architect (1789-1870) in 1856.

Administrative history:
The Grenfell family's connection with Buckinghamshire dates from the association of Pascoe Grenfell (1761-1838; see D.N.B.) with Thomas Williams of Temple House, Great Marlow, in developing the mining industries of Anglesey and Cornwall. In 1794 Pascoe Grenfell strengthened the connection by purchasing Taplow House from the Earl of Thomond. It was sold on his death but some years later, in 1852, his son Charles Pascoe Grenfell (1790-1867) acquired the nearby 950 acre Taplow Court estate from the Earl of Orkney, and rebuilt the mansion. He was succeeded there by his grandson, William Henry Grenfell (1855-1945; see D.N.B.), a notable public servant and sportsman who was created Lord Desborough in 1905. In 1939 the Grenfells moved to their other estate at Panshanger, Herts., and during the war Taplow Court was successively a girls' school and a Red Cross hospital. In 1946 it became a telecommunications research centre and, after Lady Desborough's death in 1952, was sold to a private company. It is now (1979) occupied by the Plessey Company Limited.

Contents:
Deeds and correspondence etc. of the Grenfell family of Taplow House and Taplow Court, C16 - C20th.
The collection consists mainly of estate deeds concerning Taplow Court and other Taplow properties, dating from 1580 to 1909, and estate accounts and papers from 1849 to 1954, including papers for the Taplow Paper Mills. There are drawings and maps relating to the estate, and a printed map of the Taplow House grounds, which, dated 1808, is the earliest in the deposit. Much of the estate papers consists of correspondence, etc., of Charles Brown and latterly, F.A. Jones, solicitors, covering the period 1850 to 1886. Some refer to other family properties in Berkshire, Surrey and London.
Also included are some Bucks. militia papers of Pascoe Grenfell 1803, a volume of accounts concerning his Cornish mining activities 1793-1802, and another concerning a mining expedition to South America in 1825-26, and correspondence and personal accounts of Charles Pascoe Grenfell, 1806-67.



TITLE DEEDS  [no ref. or date]

Title deeds to the Taplow Court Estates  [no ref.]  1580 - 1849

Letters patent  D-GR/1/1  4 Feb. 22 Elizabeth [1580]

Contents:
Grant of Taplow Mill, barge, and islands called Teyntereit, Assheheyt, Gladmanneseyte, Normanseyte for 41 years to Roger Holdernes Latin Seal on tag.

Covenant  D-GR/1/2  16 Dec. 1629

Contents:
1. Henry Culdeforde of Hempstead [? modern Hemsted], Kent, kt., Edward Guldeforde of Hempsted, esq., his son and heir apparent.
2. Thomas Hampson the elder of Grays Inn, Middx., esq., Thomas Hampson the younger, his son and heir apparent.
Covenant concerning title to Manor of Taplow, property as in D-GR/1/1, and closes called Pigeonhouse Close, and Pigeonhouse and Munckes Mead (7a).

Marriage settlement  D-GR/1/3  28-29 Mar. 1720

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. George, Earl of Orkney, and Elizabeth, Countess of Orkney, his wife.
2. Rt. Hon. Lady Anne Hamilton, their daughter.
3. Rt. Hon. William, Earl of Inchiquin.
4. Richard Keech of Lincolns Inn, William Rawlings of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Middx. gents.
5. Rt. Hon. John Campbell, esq. (commonly called Lord Glenorthy), Sir Thomas Clarges, both of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Manors of Cliveden, Taplow, Amerden Farm.

Probate will (made 29 June 1733) and codicil (23 Jan. 1736) of George, Earl of Orkney.  D-GR/1/4  5 March 1736

Extracts of probates of wills of Thomas, Earl of Scarborough (1752), Lord Archibald Hamilton (1754), John Craster (1764), George Craster (1772)  D-GR/1/5  1811

Office extract of recovery  D-GR/1/6  Hilary Term 26 George II [1753]

Contents:
1. William, Earl of Jersey, and James, Earl of Kildare Viscount Leinster of Taplow, demandants.
2. Henry Barnes, Thomas Butler, gents.
3. Hon. Lady Mary O'Bryen, vouchee

An Act for Dividing and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of Taplow, in the County of Buckingham [19 George III]  D-GR/1/7  1779

2 copies

Copy decree in Chancery in John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, an infant, and others, plaintiffs, v. Earl of Inchiquin and others, defendants (made 3 February 1784)  D-GR/1/8  1784

Copy of judgement of affirmance with amendments  D-GR/1/9  13 May 1785

Charge and demise  D-GR/1/10  26 Nov. 1787

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Morrough O'bryan, Earl of Inchiquin.
2. Rev. Richard Wells, now of Cookham, Berks., clerk, James Faugoin of New Windsor, Berks, surveyor (Inclosure Commissioners)
3. Jane Lovegrove of Wallingford, Berks., widow. To secure £1392 3s. 10¾d. and interest on inclosed lands in the parish of Taplow.

Letters of administration, granted to Robert Lovegrove, in estate of Jane Lovegrove, deceased.  D-GR/1/11/1  2 Oct. 1795

Assignment of mortgage  D-GR/1/11/2  30 Oct. 1795

Contents:
1. Robert Lovegrove of Wallingford, Berks., gent.
2. Mary Wells of Wallingford, widow Property as D-GR/1/10

Letters of administration granted to Anne Toovey in estate of Mary Wells, deceased  D-GR/1/11/3  23 Sept. 1808

Extract copy of D-GR/1/11/3  D-GR/1/11/4  N.D. [c. 1840]

Copy decree in Chancery in Lord Kirkwall v. Lady Orkney, concerning succession of estates from Thomas Fitzmaurice, arising from his marriage settlement of 17 December 1777 and will of 21 June 1793 (made 14 July 1796)  D-GR/1/12  1796


Related information: see also D-GR/1/18

An Act to vest the Settled Estates of John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, commonly called Lord Kirkwall, in the Counties of Denbigh and Flint, in Trustees in Trust, to be sold for the Payment of Debts affecting the same, and his other settled Estates; and after Payment thereof for the Investment of the Residue of the Monies to arise by such Sale, in the Purchase of other Estates, to be conveyed to the Uses of the said Settled Estates, and for other Purposes therein mentioned [45 George III, see also D-GR/1/28]  D-GR/1/13  1805

2 copies

Bargain and sale to make a tenant to the precipe  D-GR/1/14  20 June 1805

Contents:
1. William Ross of Roswell Court, Carey Street, Middx., gent., Catherine Mary Dagge of Oakingham, Berks., spinster.
2. Rt. Hon. Morough, Marquis of Thomond, Baron Thomond of Taplow.
3. Rt. Hon. Mary, Countess of Orkney.
4. Hon. John Hamilton Fitzmaurice (commonly called Lord Kirkwall).
5. John Lowe of Inner Temple, London, gent.
6. William Lowe of Inner Temple, gent.

Recovery  D-GR/1/15  3 July 1805

Contents:
1. John Lowe, gent., demandant.
2. William Lowe, gent., tenant.
3. Rt. Hon. Mary, Countess of Orkney, vouchee.
4. John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, Lord Kirkwall, common vouchee

Mortgage by lease and release to secure £20,000 and interest.  D-GR/1/16  22-23 July 1805

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Morough, Marquis of Thomond, Baron Thomond.
2. Rt. Hon. Mary, Countess of Orkney, Hon. John Hamilton Fitzmaurice (commonly called Lord Kirkwall).
3. Thomas Coutts of the Strand, Middx., esq.
4. Coutts Trotter of the Strand, esq.

Counterpart  D-GR/1/17  22-23 July 1805

Copy articles of agreement (made 17 December 1777)  D-GR/1/18  22 August 1805

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Mary, Countess Dowager of Shelburne [etc]
2. Hon. Thomas Fitzmaurice of Lleweney [Llewenny] Denbigh.
3. Rt. Hon. Morough, Earl of Inchiquin.
4. Rt. Hon. Lady Mary O'Bryen.
5. Henry Dagge of Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, John Patterson of New Burlington Street, Middx., esqs.

Attested copy of marriage settlement (made 10 February 1753)  D-GR/1/19  16 Jan. 1806

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. William, Earl of Inchiquin, and Anne, Countess of Orkney and Inchiquin, his wife.
2. Rt. Hon. Lady Mary O'Bryan, eldest daughter.
3. Morrough O'Bryen, esq.
4. Henry Barnes of Middle Temple, London, Thomas Butler of St. James, Clerkenwell, Middx., gents.
5. Rt. Hon. William, Earl of Jersey and Rt. Hon. James, Earl of Kildare, Viscount Leinster of Taplow.
6. Rt. Hon. Archibald Hamilton, Esq., (commonly called Lord Archibald Hamilton), John Craster of Grays Inn, Middx., esq.
7. Rt. Hon. Charles, Lord Boyle, Hon. Thomas Villiers (brother of said Earl of Jersey).

Attested copy of settlement of 29 March 1720  D-GR/1/20  17 Jan. 1806


Related information: [see D-GR/1/3]

Lease and release in fee  D-GR/1/21  9 - 10 March 1809

Contents:
1. Henry Aspinwall of Lincolns Inn, Middx., esq., John Manley of Inner Temple, London.
2. Hon. John Hamilton Fitzmaurice (commonly called Lord Kirkwall) of Lleweney [Llewenny] Hall, Denbigh.
3. Terence O'Loghlin of the Grange, Chalfont St. Peter, esq., Army colonel
Manors and estates in counties of Denbigh and Flint under an order of the Court of Chancery for appointing Colonel O'Loghlin a trustee in the place of Henry Aspinwall, esq., to the use of Messrs. Manley and O'Loghlin upon the subsisting trusts declared by an Act of Parliament.

Appointment and security to secure £30,000 and interest.  D-GR/1/22  12 April 1809

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Mary, Countess of Orkney, Hon. John Hamilton Fitzmaurice (commonly called Lord Kirkwall).
2. Thomas Coutts of the Strand, Middx., esq. Property as D-GR/1/16

Counterpart  D-GR/1/23  12 April 1809

Lease and release  D-GR/1/24  19-20 Apr. 1809

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Mary, Countess of Orkney, widow, Hon. John Hamilton Fitzmaurice (commonly called Lord Kirkwall) of Llewenny Hall, Denbigh.
2. Rt. Hon. Frederick Irby, Lord Boston, and Edward O'Bryen, esq., captain, R.N.

Counterpart  D-GR/1/25  19-20 Apr. 1809

Declaration of trust, covenants and letter of licence by the Countess of Orkney and Lord Kirkwall  D-GR/1/26  20 April 1809

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Mary, Countess of Orkney, of Cliveden, widow.
2. Hon. John Hamilton Fitzmaurice (commonly called Lord Kirkwall) of Llewenny Hall, Denbigh.
3. John Manley of Inner Temple, London, esq., Terence O'Loghlin of the Grange, Chalfont St. Peter, esq., Army colonel.
4. Rt. Hon. Frederick Irby, Lord Boston and Edward O'Bryen, esq., R.N.

Counterpart  D-GR/1/27  20 April 1809

An Act to Alter and Amend an Act passed in the 45th Year of the Reign of his present Majesty, entituled 'An Act to vest the settled Estates of John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, commonly called Lord Kirkwall in the counties of Denbigh and Flint, in Trustees in Trust' etc. 50 George III  D-GR/1/28  1810


Related information: see also D-GR/1/13

Copy orders and report in Chancery in matter of the purchasers of part of the settled Estates of Lord Kirkwall.  D-GR/1/29  1811

3 docs

Lease and release  D-GR/1/30  24-25 May 1811

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Frederick Irby, Lord Boston, Hon. Edward O'Bryen, captain, R.N.
2. Rt. Hon. Mary, Countess of Orkney, of Cliveden, widow, Hon. John Hamilton Fitzmaurice (commonly called Lord Kirkwall).
3. Terence O'Loghlin of the Grange, Chalfont St. Peter, esq.
4. Thomas Toovey of Wallingford, Berks., esq. and Anne his wife.
5. Thomas Coutts of the Strand, Middx., esq.
6. John Lowe of Inner Temple, London, gent.
7. William Cowburn of Middle Temple, London, gent.
Manors of Taplow and Amerden Farm, and other lands in Bucks. and Berks., to the subsisting uses of the will of Hon. Thomas Fitzmaurice deceased and assignment of two terms of 1000 years to attend.

Office copy Master of Chancery's report as to due execution of deeds of conveyance, and payment of purchase money, and accountant general certificates.  D-GR/1/31  28-31 May 1811

3 items

Lease and release  D-GR/1/32  24-25 Nov. 1825

Contents:
1. Hon. Thomas John Hamilton Fitzmaurice (commonly called Lord Kirkwall) of Taplow Court.
2. Charles Lowe of Inner Temple, London, gent.
3. William Lowe of Inner Temple, gent.
Property in Berks. and Bucks. as D-GR/1/30 for suffering two recoveries and limiting the same to the use of and in trust for 1, so as to bar dower.

Recovery  D-GR/1/33  28 Nov. 6 George IV [1825]

Contents:
1. William Lowe, gent., demandant
2. Charles Lowe, gent., tenant
3. Viscount Kirkwall, vouchee
4. George Humphrys, common vouchee

Marriage settlement  D-GR/1/34  9 March 1826

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Thomas John Hamilton Fitzmaurice (commonly called Lord Viscount Kirkwall)
2. Rt. Hon. George, Lord Boston, Hon. Charlotte Isabella Irby (aged 19)
3. Rt. Hon. John Lord Selsey, Baron of Selsey, Sussex, and Mark Antony Saurin of Dublin, esq.
4. Hon. William Edward Fitzmaurice brother of 1. and Christopher Tower the younger of Weald Hall, Essex, esq.
5. Hon. Frederick Paul Irby of Boyland Hall, Norfolk, captain R.N., George Hay Dawkins Pennant of Portland Place, St. Marylebone, Middx., esq.
Settlement of Lord Kirkwall's freehold estates in the County of Sligo in the Kingdom of Ireland made on his Lordship's marriage with the Hon. Miss Charlotte Isabella Irby

Extracted certificate of probate of will with two codicils of Sir Edmund Antrobus, Bt., late of the Strand and of Hyde Park Corner, Middx., deceased.  D-GR/1/35  25 Feb. 1826

Mortgage by appointment and release  D-GR/1/36/1,2  22-23 May 1826

Contents:
1. Hon. Thomas John Hamilton Fitzmaurice (commonly called Lord Viscount Kirkwall) of Taplow Court
2. William Lowe of Inner Temple, London, gent.
3. Rt. Hon. Mary, Countess of Orkney
4. Sir Edmund Antrobus of the Strand, Middx, Bt.
5. Sir Coutts Trotter of the Strand, Bt.
6. John Lowe of the Inner Temple, gent.
7. William Cowburn, late of the Middle Temple, London, now of Lincolns Inn Field, Middx., gent.
Part of the Taplow Court Estate for securing £15,000 and interest.
Endorsed: Further charge 19 Feb. 1829
Further charge 31 March 1831

Feoffment in exchange  D-GR/1/37  15 May 1832

Contents:
1. Surveyors of Highways in and for parish of Taplow [named]
2. Churchwardens [2] and Overseers of the Poor [2] of the said parish [named]
3. Rt. Hon. Thomas John Hamilton, Earl of Orkney and Viscount Kirkwall of Taplow Court
Great Cold Grove (1r. 11p.) in Taplow, bounded on west by road from Taplow Common to the new Church

Reconveyance by lease and release  D-GR/1/38/1,2  4-5 Feb. 1833

Contents:
1. Sir Coutts Trotter of the Strand, Middx., Bt.
2. John Lowe of the Inner Temple, London, gent.
3. William Cowburn of Lincolns Inn Field, Middx., gent.
4. Rt. Hon. Thomas John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, Earl of Orkney
5. Henry Moxon of the Inner Temple, gent.
Property as D-GR/1/36.

Conveyance  D-GR/1/39  9-10 Aug. 1833

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Thomas John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, Earl of Orkney, and Rt. Hon Charlotte Isabella, Countess of Orkney, his wife
2. Rt. Hon. Henry John Lord Selsey, Baron of Selsey, Sussex, and Mark Antony Saurin of Dublin, esq.
3. Hon. William Edward Fitzmaurice, brother of 1, and Christopher Tower the younger of Weald Hall, Essex, esq.
4. Hon.Frederick Paul Irby of Boyland Hall, Norfolk, captain R.N., George Hay Dawkins Pennant of Portland Place, St. Marylebone, Middx, esq.
Conveyance by 1. of the Taplow Court Estate to the uses of the settlement of the Sligo Estate for securing to the Countess of Orkney £200 p.a. pin money and a jointure of £2000 p.a. and £20,000 for children's portions with remainder to His Lordship in fee

Power of attorney to execute deeds  D-GR/1/40  27 Aug. 1833

Contents:
1. Henry John Lord Selsey Baron of Selsey, Sussex
2. Edward White, Charles Henry Pigot, both of Great Marlborough Street, Middx., gent

Agreement for deposit of deeds of the Taplow Court Estate  D-GR/1/41  31 Jan. 1843

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Thomas John Hamilton, Earl of Orkney
2. Edward Marjoribanks, esq., and Sir Edmund Antrobus, Bt., both of the Strand, Middx.

Office copy of grant of administration of will of Frederick Paul Irby of Boyland (made 7 July 1835) to Hon. Frances Irby, widow  D-GR/1/42  5 July 1844

Mortgage  D-GR/1/43  22 Aug. 1848

Contents:
1. Rt. Hon. Thomas John Hamilton, Earl of Orkney
2. Edward Marjoribanks, esq., and Sir Edmund Antrobus, Bt., both of the Strand, Middx.
Further security for sums amounting to £7500
Endorsed: Further charge 27 March 1849
Further charge 4 April 1849

Extracts from parish registers of Abergele, [? Hellan], and Taplow about Fitzmaurice family, with wrapper  D-GR/1/44  1849

4 items

Certified extracts from Taplow inclosure award 1787, and copy appointment of Commissioner  D-GR/1/45  13 Oct. 1849

Certified extracts from Taplow inclosure award 1787  D-GR/1/46  2 Nov. 1849

Title deeds of Taplow Hill Farm  [no ref.]  1737 - 1857

Articles of agreement  D-GR/2/1  30 Aug. 1737

Contents:
1. Thomas Coningham of Lothbury, London, gent., and Mary his wife
2. William Mount, citizen and stationer of London
3. John Mount of Lombard Street, London, banker, Thomas Page, citizen and stationer of London
Property in Berks., Bucks., and Middx.

Extract of will of Thomas Coningham, late of Lothbury, London, gent (made 17 September)  D-GR/2/2  8 Nov. 1737

Marriage articles  D-GR/2/3  1st Jan. 1757

Contents:
1. William Mount of St. Thomas, Southwark, Surrey, esq.
2. Ann Conningham of London, spinster, grand-daughter of 1.
3. Andrew Pope of Bristol, sugar-baker
4. John Mount, citizen and stationer of London, Samuel Smith of London, merchant
Property in Berks., Bucks., and Middlesex

Release in event of marriage  D-GR/2/4  19 Apr. 1757


Related information: see D-GR/2/27

Contents:
1. Andrew Pope, and Ann his wife
2. John Mount, Samuel Smith
Property in Hitcham and Taplow, Bucks., and Cookham, Berks.

An Act for Dividing and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of Hitcham, in the County of Buckingham  D-GR/2/5  1778

An Act for Dividing and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commonable Lands, and Waste Grounds, within the Parish and Manor of Taplow, in the County of Buckingham [19 George III]  D-GR/2/6  1779

Copy will (made 12 July 1784) of Andrew Pope of Cotham, Westbury-on-Trym, Glos., esq.  D-GR/2/7  c. 1785

Copy extract of probate of will (dated 8 March 1792) of Thomas Fletcher, late of Walthamstow, Essex, esq.  D-GR/2/8  6 Dec. 1792

Copy extract of probate of will of John March, late of Clapham, Surrey, esq.  D-GR/2/9  26 July 1804

Conveyance of reversion by lease and release  D-GR/2/10  18-19 Aug. 1806

Contents:
1. Joseph Waldo the younger of Bristol, merchant, and Sarah his wife
2. Andrew Pope of Bristol, esq.
3. James Scott of Hammersmith, Middx., esq.
One third part of estates in Berks., Bucks., and Middx.

Deed to lead uses of 3 fines  D-GR/2/11  19 Aug. 1806

Contents:
1. Andrew Pope, and Anne his wife
2. James Scott of Hammersmith, Middx.

Copy extract of probate of will of William Mount late of Wasing, Berks., esq.  D-GR/2/12  5 July 1815

Copy of indenture of fine between James Scott, plaintiff, Andrew Pope, Anne his wife, Joseph Waldo the younger and Sarah his wife, deforciants about land in Hitcham, Taplow, Bucks., and Cookham, Berks. (made 19 August 1806)  D-GR/2/13  20 March 1817

Lease for a year  D-GR/2/14  17 April 1818

Contents:
1. Andrew Pope of Bristol, banker James Scott of Hammersmith. Middx., esq.
2. Sir Richard Carr Glyn, Bt., Charles Mills, Thomas Hallifax, Richard Plumptre Glyn, Charles Mills the younger, Henry Parry, all of London, bankers and partners.
Property in Berks., Bucks., and Middlesex.

Bond for payment of current balance of account not exceeding £10,000  D-GR/2/15  18 April 1818

Contents:
1. Andrew Pope, Samuel Worrall of Bristol, bankers
2. Sir Richard Carr Glyn, Bt., Charles Mills, Thomas Hallifax, Richard Plumptre Glyn, Charles Mills the younger, Henry Parry, all of London, bankers and partners.
Property in Berks., Bucks., and Middlesex.

Appointment and release by way of mortgage in fee  D-GR/2/16  18 April 1818

Contents:
1. Andrew Pope
2. Samuel Worrall
3. James Scott of Hammersmith, Middx., esq.
4. Sir Richard Carr Glyn, Bt., Charles Mills, Thomas Hallifax, Richard Plumptre Glynn, Charles Mills the younger, Henry Parry.
Property in Berks, Bucks., and Middlesex

Appointment and release  D-GR/2/17  9 - 10 April 1819

Contents:
1. Sir Richard Carr Glyn, Bt., Charles Mills, Thomas Hallifax, Richard Plumptre Glynn, Charles Mills the younger, Henry Parry.
2. Andrew Pope of Bristol, esq.
3. George Scott of Hammersmith, Middx., esq.
Property in Hitcham, Taplow, Bucks, and Cockham Berks.

Copy of probate of will of Oliver Cromwell, esq., late of Cheshunt Park, Herts.  D-GR/2/18  11 July 1821

Lease and release  D-GR/2/19  23-24 June 1824

Contents:
1. Ann Pope of Bristol, widow
2. George Scott of Hammersmith, Middx., esq.
3. James Winter Scott of Rotherfield Park, Hants, esq.
Life interest of Mrs. Pope in "Taplow Hill Estate", Berks. and Bucks.

Extracts from Hitcham inclosure award 1782 about awards to Andrew Pope  D-GR/2/20  9 Oct. 1824

Extracts from Taplow inclosure award, 1787  D-GR/2/21  October 1824

Appointment under power contained in a marriage settlement  D-GR/2/22  27 Oct. 1824

Contents:
1. Ann Pope
2. Andrew Pope
Lands in Berks. and Bucks.
Endorsed: deed poll 31 Jan. 1825

Conveyance by lease and release to make a tenant to the precipe  D-GR/2/23  26-27 Nov. 1824

Contents:
1. Ann Pope
2. Andrew Pope
3. James Winter Scott of Rotherfield Park, Hants., esq.
4. George Scott of Hammersmith, Middx., esq.
5. Joseph Stephens Aldersey of Bedford Square, Middx. gent.
6. Joseph Ward of Bedford Square, gent.
Endorsed: lease 1st Feb. 1825

Extracts from Hitcham inclosure award 1779 and from Taplow inclosure award 1787  D-GR/2/24  1825

3 items

Recovery  D-GR/2/25  12 Feb. 6 George IV [1825]

Contents:
1. Joseph Ward, demandant
2. Joseph Stephens Aldersey, tenant
3. Ann Pope, widow, Andrew Pope and Ann his wife, Joseph Waldo and Sarah his wife, vouchees, tenants-in-tail
3. George Humphrys, common vouchee
3 messuages, 20 gardens, 200 acres land, 200 acres meadow, 200 acres pasture, 100 acres wood and common of pasture for cattle in parishes of Hitcham, Taplow and Dorney

Conveyance by lease and release  D-GR/2/26  23-24 Feb. 1825

Contents:
1. Andrew Pope of Bristol, esq., Ann his mother
2. Joseph Waldo the younger, late of Bristol, merchant, Sarah his wife
3. James Winter Scott of Rotherfield Park, Hants., esq.
4. George Smith of Hammersmith, Middx., esq.
5. James Scott of Rotherfield Park
Property in Taplow, Bucks and Cookham Berks.
[Note adds: "29 Sep. 1825. I sold the ¾ of an Acre in Cookham to Mr. Webster [?B.S.]"

Affidavit of Andrew Pope [the younger] of Bristol, esq., as to property in Bucks and that the whole of such estates were comprised in lease and release of 18-19 April 1757  D-GR/2/27  1st March 1825


Related information: [see D-GR/2/4]

Appointment and release  D-GR/2/28  9-10 March 1825

Contents:
1. George Scott
2. James Scott
3. William Lucas, now of Salt Hill, Bucks., esq.
4. Francis Hicks of London, gent.
Endorsed: Memorandum 20 April 1831
Property in Hitcham, Taplow, Bucks., and Cookham, Berks.

Assignment  D-GR/2/29  10 March 1825

Contents:
1. Mary Cromwell of Cheshunt Park, Herts, widow
2. George Scott
3. William Lucas
4. William Braikenridge of London, gent.
Property as D-GR/2/28.

Affidavit of Sarah Smith of Berkeley Crescent, Bristol, widow, aged 76, as to death of Marianne Pope in April 1786  D-GR/2/30  12 Mar. 1825

Final concord  D-GR/2/31  Quindene Easter 6 George IV [17 April 1825]

Contents:
1. George Scott, plaintiff
2. Andrew Pope and Ann his wife, Joseph Waldo and Sarah his wife, James Winter Scott, deforciants
Property as D-GR/2/25 [left and right indentures]

Mortgage  D-GR/2/32  9 Dec. 1850

Contents:
1. Frederick William Lucas of Fulham, Middx.. esq.
2. James Coppock of St. James, Middx., gent.
Property in parishes of Hitcham and Taplow, Bucks., to secure £3000 and interest

Further charge  D-GR/2/33  12 March 1851


Related information: [see D-GR/2/32]

Contents:
1. Frederick William Lucas of Fulham, Middx., esq.
2. James Coppock of St. James, Middx., gent.
Property in parishes of Hitcham and Taplow to secure £3000 and interest in addition to the sum of £3000 charged thereon by mortgage of 9 December 1850

Further charge  D-GR/2/34  28 March 1851


Related information: see D-GR/2/32, D-GR/33

Contents:
1. Frederick William Lucas of Fulham, Middx., esq.
2. James Coppock of St. James, Middx., gent.
Property in parishes of Hitcham and Taplow to secure £2000 and interest in addition to two sums already charged

Copy will (made 5 June 1849) of William Lucas of Cambridge Terrace, Paddington, Middx. (proved 28 March 1850)  D-GR/2/35/1  c. 1851

Legacy receipt  D-GR/2/35/2  11 April 1851

Conveyance  D-GR/2/36  28 Feb. 1852

Contents:
1. James Coppock of St. James, Middx., gent.
2. Francis Fuller of Tooting, Surrey, esq.
3. James Courthope Peache of Wimbledon, Surrey, esq.
4. George Henry Drew of Westminster, Middx., esq.
Property in Hitcham and Taplow, with plan endorsed.

Mortgage to secure £10,000 and interest  D-GR/2/37  16 April 1853

Contents:
1. Francis Fuller of Tooting, Surrey, esq.
2. James Courthorpe Peache of Wimbledon, Surrey, esq.
3. Charles Wicksted of Shakenhurst, Worcs., esq.
Property D-GR/2/36

Mortgage  D-GR/2/38  1st Dec. 1853

Contents:
1. Francis Fuller, now of Sydenham, Kent, esq.
2. Charles Wicksted of Shakenhurst, Worcs., esq.
Messuage abutting on Tooting Common, parish of Tooting Graveney (3a, 3r, 34p); paddock adjoining partly in parish of Streatham (4a); two cowsheds, buildings and land in Tooting (3a, 1r, 36p). Surrey, as security on a sum of £3500 Bank 3% Consolidated Annuities, towards securing £10,000 and interest

Convenant  D-GR/2/39  26 March 1857

Contents:
1. Francis Fuller of Westminster, esq.
2. Robert Taylor of 15 Furnivals Inn, Middx., gent.
To convey "Taplow Farm" at Maidenhead, Berks, to secure the repayment of £2,000 and interest

Title deeds to the Queen's Head Hotel in the Manor of Taplow  [no ref.]  1824 - 1909

Admission of John Langton to a publichouse called Queen's Head and ½a.land.  D-GR/3/1  29 March 1824

Attested copy of family settlement  D-GR/3/2  26 July 1825

Contents:
1. John Langton of Maidenhead, Berks., brewer.
2. John Edwards Langton, Henry Langton of Maidenhead, brewers.
Langton's Brewery, Maidenhead; Queen's Head public house, Taplow, and others as follows: Berks Complete Angler (Bisham), Hind's Head. George, Nag's Head (Bray), Hare and Hounds (Bray Wick), Castle, Plough, Chequers, (Cookham), Bull, Green Dragon. Maiden's Head, Quart Pot, Red Lion, Saracen's Head, Vine (Maidenhead), Surley Hall, and a close called Marsh Mead or Surley Hall Field (New Windsor): Bucks The Bells, Palmers Arms at Boveney (Burnham), Chequers, Cross Keys, Falcon (High Wycombe), Greyhound (Great Marlow), Red Lion, Bird in Hand (Langley Marish), Five Bells (on Stoke-Gerrards Cross road), Bell (Wooburn): Surrey part of Old Kings Arms (Egham). [release only]

Attested copy lease and release  D-GR/3/3/1-2  18-19 December 1829

Contents:
1. John Edwards Langton of Maidenhead, Berks, brewer, and Sarah his wife.
2. Henry Langton of Maidenhead, gent, and Maria his wife.
3. James Poulton of Maidenhead, gent.
Properties as D-GR/3/2.

Admission of John Edwards Langton and Henry Langton of Taplow, brewers, to the Queen's Head.  D-GR/3/4  25 November 1833

Covenant to produce deeds  D-GR/3/5  17 March 1834

Contents:
1. Thomas John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, Earl of Orkney, Lord of the Manor.
2. John Edwards Langton of Maidenhead, Berks, maltster.

Office copy certificate of transfer of £6500 3½% annuities in matter of Trusts of Mr.Langton's Settlement.  D-GR/3/6  19 November 1853

Notice of charge of £500  D-GR/3/7  7 December 1853

Contents:
1. John Edwards Langton.
2. Thomas Waghorne Stevens of Cookham, Berks., farmer.

Attested copy release  D-GR/3/8  7 March 1854

Contents:
1. Robert Walker of Allan Bridge, near Stirling, Scotland, esq., Rev.Henry Martyn Walker of Oscot College, Birmingham, Warwicks., Edward Francis Walker, now or late in California, U.S.A., esq., Grace Walker of Great Baddon, Essex, spinster.
2. John Edwards Langton of Maidenhead, Berks, brewer.
Properties as D-GR/3/2

Surrender by John William Lowe of Middle Temple, esq., and Robert Manley Lowe of Inner Temple, gent. of a close in the parish of Taplow (3a. 5r.)  D-GR/3/9  9 December 1854

Admission of above to close as in D-GR/3/9  D-GR/3/10  9 December 1854

Admission of Sarah Langton of Maidenhead, Berks., widow, to a public house commonly called the Queen's Head, and a close in Taplow (3a.5r)  D-GR/3/11  23 Nov.1861

Deed of enfranchisement of Sarah Langton of Maidenhead, widow.  D-GR/3/12  5 July 1862

Conveyance  D-GR/3/13/1  3 September 1862

Contents:
1. Sarah Langton of Maidenhead, widow.
2. Henry Langton, Philip Sidney Langton, Henry Parker Burrows, all of Maidenhead, brewers and carpenters.
Queen's Head, Taplow, only.

Abstract of title  D-GR/3/13/2  1824-1833

Supplemental abstract of title  D-GR/3/13/3  1833 - 1862

Abstract of family settlement of John Langton, esq., and of subsequent deeds and documents affecting the estates therein comprised, 1825 - 1854.  D-GR/3/14  1862

Duplicate contract  D-GR/3/15  7 September 1905

Contents:
1. Sidney Reeve Langton, Ethel Langton (executors of late Philip Langton).
2. Trustees of the Grenfell Estate, and W.H. Grenfell, esq., of Taplow Court.

Consent to sale  D-GR/3/16  21 January 1906

Contents:
1. Maria Elizabeth Last, now of Boscombe, Hants, spinster.
2. Fanny Ethel Langton, spinster, Sidney Reeve Langton, brewer, Agnes Winifred Langton, Lucy Gertrude Langton, spinsters, of Maidenhead.
3. Rt. Hon. William Henry Grenfell, Baron Desborough.
Queen's Head Hotel.

Consent to sale  D-GR/3/17  29 January 1906

Contents:
1. Worthington and Company Ltd.
2. Fanny Ethel Langton, spinster, Sidney Reeve Langton, brewer, Agnes Winifred Langton, Lucy Gertrude Langton, spinsters, of Maidenhead.
3. Rt. Hon. William Henry Grenfell, Baron Desborough. Queen's Head Hotel.
Property as D-GR/16

Solicitor's letter and legal charges.  D-GR/3/18  1906

2 items

"Schedule of Deeds and Documents relating to property purchased by Lord Desborough", i.e. Queen's Head; Sheepcote Lane, White Waltham; Ray Mills purchase; land in Bray.  D-GR/3/19  28 April 1910

1 item

Title deeds of a close called Wittage in the Manor of Taplow  D-GR/4  1848-1904

Conveyance  D-GR/4/1  23 June 1848

Contents:
1. Hon. George Frederick Hotham, post captain in H.M.Navy, William Stanhope Taylor of Tonbridge Wells, Kent, esq.
2. Richard Briginshaw of Taplow, farmer.
3. William Davis Briginshaw of Taplow, farmer.
Freehold land in Taplow (1a.1r.12p.); copyhold closes called Wittage (4a.1r.16p.) and Amerden Field (9a.2r.24p.)

Surrender by the Hon. George Frederick Hotham and W.S. Taylor of closes called Wittage (4a.1r.16p.) and Amerden Field (9a.2r.24p.), and admission, 16 January 1849.  D-GR/4/2  23 June 1848

Appointment of new trustee under will of Richard Briginshaw deceased: grant and assignment of and covenant to surrender trust property.  D-GR/4/3/1  28 Jan. 1861

Contents:
1. George Norrington of Taplow, farmer.
2. James Brebner of Chertsey, Surrey, farmer.

Certified copy of burial entry of George Norrington at Taplow on 7 May 1864.  D-GR/4/3/2  8 Feb. 1867

Another certified copy of D-GR/4/3/2 burial entry.  D-GR/4/3/3  8 Jan. 1879

Admission of George Norrington to property as D-GR/4/2.  D-GR/4/4  28 Jan. 1861

Admission of James Brebner, as Trustee under will of Richard Briginshaw, to property as D-GR/4/2.  D-GR/4/5  28 January 1861

Surrender by James Brebner, surviving Trustee under will of Richard Briginshaw, of property as D-GR/4/2.  D-GR/4/6  12 May 1864

Admission of William Briginshaw of Crown Farm, Englefield Green, Surrey, farmer, to a moiety of copyhold estates as D-GR/4/2.  D-GR/4/7  12 May 1864

Surrender by James Brebner of moiety of copyhold estates as D-GR/4/2.  D-GR/4/8  12 May 1864

Admission of John Briginshaw of Hurley, Berks., farmer to property as D-GR/4/8.  D-GR/4/9  12 May 1864

Mortgage  D-GR/4/10  30 July 1864

Contents:
1. William Briginshaw of Crown Farm, Englefield Green, Surrey, farmer.
2. John Briginshaw of Hurley, Berks., farmer.
3. James Brebner of Chertsey, Surrey, farmer.
Freehold land in Taplow (1a.1r.12p.); copyhold closes called Wittage (4a.1r.16p) and Amerden Field (9a.2r.24p.)
Endorsed: Reconveyance 4 November 1865
1. Joseph Hoare
2. William Briginshaw of Crown Farm, Englefield Green, Surrey, farmer and John Briginshaw of Hurley, Berks., farmer.

Warrant  D-GR/4/11  4 November 1865

Contents:
1. Joseph Hoare of Eton, Bucks, draper.
2. Charles Brown of Maidenhead, Berks., steward of the Manor.
To enter satisfaction on conditional surrenders from Messrs. William and John Briginshaw dated 6 August 1864.

Draft deed of enfranchisement of a copyhold estate, with plan  D-GR/4/12/1  28 March 1868

Contents:
1. Trustees of will of late Charles Pascoe Grenfell [named]
2. Richard Cleare of Taplow, inn keeper Close called Amerden Field (9a.2r.24p.)

Charles Brown's remarks, and W.H. Grenfell's instructions.  D-GR/4/12/2  1868

Deed of covenant for title  D-GR/4/13  19 March 1879

Contents:
1. William Briginshaw of Englefield Green, Surrey, farmer.
2. John Briginshaw of Hurley, Berks., farmer.
3. Robert Swannell Brownie of Uxbridge, Middx., rope manufacturer.

Surrender by William Briginshaw and John Briginshaw of a close called Wittage (4a.1r.16p.)  D-GR/4/14  19 March 1879

Admission of Robert Swannell Brownie of a close called Wittage (4a.1r.16p.)  D-GR/4/15  19 March 1879

Extract from will (made 7 December 1882) of Robert Swannell Brownie of Uxbridge, Middx., rick cloth and marquee manufacturer (proved with a codicil 26 November 1889).  D-GR/4/16  N.D [c.1889?]

Admission of George Eves, and Henry William Woodbridge to a close as D-GR/4/15.  D-GR/4/17  7 Nov. 1891

Covenant to surrender  D-GR/4/18  29 December 1891

Contents:
1. George Eves of Uxbridge, Middx., surveyor, Henry William Woodbridge of Uxbridge, banker (trustees of will of R.S. Brownie, deceased).
2. Charles Pearce Serocold of Taplow Hill, Maidenhead, Berks., esq.
Property as D-GR/4/15.

Surrender by George Eves and H.W. Woodbridge as in D-GR/4/18 of a close as in D-GR/4/15.  D-GR/4/19  29 December 1891

Admission of Charles Pearce Serocold to a close as D-GR/4/15  D-GR/4/20  29 December 1891

Receipt and schedule of deeds to property purchased by W.H. Grenfell, i.e. Wittage, and Dine's Orchard.  D-GR/4/21  25 April 1900

Surrender by the Trustees under will of C.P. Serocold [named] of a close as D-GR/4/15  D-GR/4/22  4 June 1904

Admission of the Trustees under will of C.P. Serocold [named] of a close as D-GR/4/15  D-GR/4/23  4 June 1904

Admission of Oswald Pearce Serocold to a close as D-GR/4/15  D-GR/4/24  4 June 1904

Copy letter about duty on estate of C.P. Serocold.  D-GR/4/25  15 September 1904

Title deeds of "Skindles", being the Orkney Arms Hotel, and hereditaments  [no ref.]  1852 - 1873

Conveyance  D-GR/5/1  22 November 1852

Contents:
1. Rt.Hon. John Lord Campbell, Hon.Sir Edward Hall Alderson, James William Farrer, esq.
2. Zadok Aaron Jessel, esq.

Covenant to produce title deeds  D-GR/5/2  31 March 1853

Contents:
1. Charles Pascoe Grenfell, esq.,
2. Zadok Aaron Jessel, esq.

Lease for 14 years  D-GR/5/3  5 March 1860

Contents:
1. Zadok Aaron Jessel, esq.
2. Messrs. Skindle.

Office copy of will of Z.A. Jessel (made 22 August 1864).  D-GR/5/4  27 September 1864

Conveyance  D-GR/5/5  11 July 1870

Contents:
1. Edward Jessel, esq., and another.
2. William Skindle.

Mortgage to secure £2000  D-GR/5/6  12 July 1870

Contents:
1. William Skindle.
2. Edward Lewton Cox, esq.
Reconveyance 15 April 1873
1. E.L. Cox esq.
2. W. Skindle.

Counterpart lease  D-GR/5/7  16 April 1873

Contents:
1. William Skindle.
2. Alfred James Lewis.

Agreement for sale and purchase  D-GR/5/8  23 August 1873


Related information: [see also D-GR/14/40].

Contents:
1. William Skindle.
2. Henry R. Grenfell. (with plan).

PASCOE GRENFELL (1761-1838)  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Pascoe Grenfell was born in Marazion, Cornwall. He joined his father and uncle who were tin and copper merchants in London. He worked with Thomas Williams of Temple House, Great Marlow, and rose to become his principal managing partner. In 1794 he bought Taplow House, and was elected MP for Great Marlow in 1802, holding the seat until 1820. He was then M.P. for Penrhyn, Cornwall, from 1820 to 1826. An ardent supporter of Wilberforce and the anti-slavery campaign, he was also a financial expert, and a Governor of the Royal Exchange Insurance Company [see D.N.B.] Following his death Taplow House was sold to the Marquis of Thomond, and did not form part of the Taplow Court estate.

Correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Letters from Dr. Thomas Wagstaffe to Lord Craven, numbered 1-7 and addressed to the Rt.Hon. the Lord Craven, Apparently written from Italy and strongly anti-Catholic: condolences on death of late Lord Craven, an annuity established on lease of Bentley property, Duke of Palma prohibits gifts of property to religious houses, Testalonga Prince Trabia, misery of inhabitants of Rome, papal government hated, people offended by French attempt on Corsica.  D-GR/6/1-7  1765-1768

7 items

Letter from Pascoe Grenfell (Havre-de-Grace) to his mother Mrs. George Grenfell (Marazion, Cornwall): his sister Mary, the letter continued by his wife Charlotte (Grenville) who was his first cousin and niece of Mrs. Grenfell of Marazion, strange appearance of the people, Phillis, Lydia, George (members of family).  D-GR/6/8  5 September 1786

Letters from the Prince Regent (Carlton House) to Lord Craven (Benham, near Newberry [sic], Berks): visit to Benham, ball at Carlton House.  D-GR/6/9-10  6 Jan., 1st Feb. 1790

3 items

Letter from the Prince Regent (Carlton House) to Lady Sefton.  D-GR/6/11  31 December 1799

A satirical poem "The Games of St. Stephen's" by the Rt.Hon. George Canning; Ministry of "All the talents", n.d.  D-GR/6/12  [c.1833]

A satirical poem "A Party to Richmond": Mrs. Meynell, Sir R. Payne, Lady Sefton.  D-GR/6/13  N.D. [19th century]

A printed proclamation, Stowe, signed by the Marquis of Buckingham "... an Act to provide further defence... during the present War ..."  D-GR/6/14  6 July 1803

Rough copy of a letter from Pascoe Grenfell (Spring Gardens), endorsed "Copy of my letter to the Inhabitants of Marlow respecting their forming themselves into a Volunteer Company of Infantry".  D-GR/6/15  22 July 1803

Similar letter to the Marquis of Buckingham: also about Mr. Williams, Grenfell's partner in Wales.  D-GR/6/16  22 July 1803

Similar letter: "Copy of my letter to the Marquis of Buckingham", a Volunteer Company.  D-GR/6/17  3 August 1803

A list of men employed at Temple Mills, Marlow, addressed to "Pascoe Grenfell Esqr. M.P., Taplow, Maidenhead".  D-GR/6/18  7 August 1803

A list of men employed at Wraysbury.  D-GR/6/19  11 August 1803

Letter from Marquis of Buckingham (Stowe) to Pascoe Grenfell"... requesting you as I would Mr. Williams ..." to form a Volunteer Company in Marlow.  D-GR/6/20  21 July 1803

Letters from Charsley and Randall (Beaconsfield) to Pascoe Grenfell (Taplow): Mr. Grenfell and Mr. Isaac King of Chepping Wycombe to be Inspectors of the Desborough Hundred in respect of raising Volunteers.  D-GR/6/21-24  July - Sept. 1803

4 items

Letters from Robert Brudenell (Hambleden, Henley) to Pascoe Grenfell transmitting a list of Volunteers.  D-GR/6/25-26  16, 18 Aug. 1803

2 items

Letters from Lord Grenville (Dropmore) to Pascoe Grenfell: number of Volunteers to be raised, Burnham meeting, Mr. Williams accepts command of the First Company, to send name of person he wishes to have as Ensign at Marlow.  D-GR/6/27-31  30 July 1803

5 items

Letters from Strickland Freeman (Fawley Court) to Pascoe Grenfell (Taplow): names of inhabitants aged between 17 and 55, Muster Roll, William Wise suitable for Serjeant except he cannot read or write.  D-GR/6/32-34  21 August - 1st. Sept. 1803

3 items

Letters from R. Scott (Danesfield) to Pascoe Grenfell (Taplow): almost every man offered himself as a volunteer.  D-GR/6/35-38  12 - 29 August [1803]

4 items

Letters from Rev. Henry Colborne Ridley (Hambleden) to Pascoe Grenfell (Taplow): Bishop of Lincoln objects to Clergy enrolling in military corps., dissatisfaction regarding additional men arose from the farmers.  D-GR/6/39-41  23 August - 8 Sept. 1803

3 items

Letter from Thomas Rolls (Marlow) to Pascoe Grenfell, Esq., M.P. (Taplow): Clothing the volunteers.  D-GR/6/42  9 September 1803

Letter from Thomas Butlin (Turville Park) to Pascoe Grenfell; offer of a commission accepted.  D-GR/6/43  26 August 1803

A small sheet of paper "P.G.'s servants volunteers": butler, cook, valet etc.  D-GR/6/44  N.D. [19th Century]

Foolscap folded sheet "Officers etc". Desborough Hundred.  D-GR/6/45  N.D

Copy of a letter from Pascoe Grenfell to Superintendents for Parishes (a rough copy, with a covering sheet).  D-GR/6/46  8 August 1803

Sheet of paper endorsed "One of the Resolutions at the meeting of Lieutenants and Inspectors at Beaconsfield this day": raising volunteers.  D-GR/6/47  6 August 1803

Folded foolscap sheet "Pascoe Grenfell Esq. Inspector": a list of Inspectors in each parish in Desborough Hundred.  D-GR/6/48  6 August 1803

Foolscap sheet: "Officers Desborough Hundred".  D-GR/6/49  N.D. [19th century]

Sheet of paper: "Little Marlow £31.10.0. etc."  D-GR/6/50  N.D. [19th century]

Foolscap sheet: "Beaconsfield 14 Nov.1803... The Inspectors' to enquire etc." ...  D-GR/6/51  14 November 1803

Printed documents: circular letter of instruction, order from Lord Lieutenant, order from Secretary of State, resolution of Divisions (all 8 items relating to raising of volunteer force).  D-GR/6/52-60  July - August 1803

Copies of letters written by Col. Neil Campbell  D-GR/6/61-69  1814

9 items

Administrative history:
Sir Neil Campbell (1776-1827) General, later Governor of Sierre Leone

Contents:
The British representative on commission accompanying Napoleon to Elba: copies of orders from Commission, Emperor's departure from Fontainebleau, his respect for the British, his behaviour, artillery on Elba to be handed over

Letter written in French about the death-bed conversation of Montrond, letter written to Lady Sefton, printed account of conversation between Montrond and an Abbe.  D-GR/6/70-71  N.D. [19th century ?]

Commission of Pascoe Grenfell as a Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.  D-GR/6/72  1st Jan.1820

Inventory of the contents of 38 Belgrave Square, London, the property of the late Sir Pascoe Grenfell, Esq.  D-GR/6/73  10 Feb.1838

Account Books  [no ref. or date]

Ledger  D-GR/7/1  1793-1802

1 vol.

Contents:
[Account of ores bought in Cornwall, and of the metal from the ores sold for account of Owen Williams and Pascoe Grenfell, junior, London]

Wages Ledger  D-GR/7/2  1825-1876

1 vol.

Contents:
[Contains wage accounts of mining expedition to South America (? Coquimbo, mentions Valparaiso, Chile) 1825-26; accounts for repairs to farm machinery etc., for persons at Loudwater, Loosely etc., England 1859-76.]

Private ledgers of Pascoe Grenfell  [no ref. or date]

Private Ledger  D-GR/7/3  1818-1825

Contents:
[indexed q' to vol.]

Private Ledger  D-GR/7/4  1831-1837

Contents:
[indexed q' to vol.]

Miscellaneous items  [no ref. or date]

Lease for 14 years  D-GR/7/5  1st November 1806

Contents:
1. Rev. John Thomas Casberd of Penmark, Glam. D.D.
2. Pascoe Grenfell of Taplow House, esq., Garden ground, lately arable (½a.) in Taplow, next to High Road leading from Dumb Bell public house to Taplow.

A Plan of the Course pursued by the Pipe for conducting Water to Taplow House: Taken for P.Grenfell Esq., by W. Francis 1808.  D-GR/7/6  1808

[14½" x 10¾"]

Contents:
Scale: about 1 chain to 1 inch.

Certificate of the Contract for the Redemption of Land-Tax, for Pascoe Grenfell.  D-GR/7/7  1813

1 item

CHARLES PASCOE GRENFELL (1790-1867)  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Charles Pascoe Grenfell bought the Earl of Orkney's estate at Taplow Court in 1852. He survived his son Charles William (1823-1861) and was succeeded at his death by his grandson, William Henry Grenfell, a minor. Charles Pascoe Grenfell was M.P. for Preston.

Contents:
His personal correspondence and printed books, formerly in the Bucks. Record Office as D86 [A.R. 57/71], have been added to this catalogue and renumbered accordingly.

Correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Letter from Pascoe Grenfell (Taplow House) to his son Charles Pascoe Grenfell "Two pounds for your pocket... Lord Lauderdale just left Paris".  D-GR/8/1  9 October 1806

Letters from Lord Plymouth (6th Earl) to Charles Pascoe Grenfell: Christ Church Oxford, Hewell Grange and his mother's repairs to it, Lord Amherst, Montreal, books he is reading, hunting, shooting, love of airs.  D-GR/8/2-13  1807-1808

12 items

Letter [incomplete] from Charles Pascoe Grenfell (Brussels) to his father, giving a vivid description of the field of Waterloo 3 weeks after the battle.  D-GR/8/14  13 July 1815

"On Mr. Grenfell's declaration that the vote against the Queen ..."  D-GR/8/15  1830

Letter from Lady Louisa Molyneux [?] to Charles Pascoe Grenfell (Leamington Spa) his health, Lord and Lady Howick.  D-GR/8/16  20 May 1833

Letter from same [?] to Charles Pascoe Grenfell:... "Know you have given a positive refusal to this election ...", written on Thursday night.  D-GR/8/17  N.D. [19th century]

Letters from J.B. Smith to Charles Pascoe Grenfell: South Lancashire Reform Association.  D-GR/8/18-19  24,26 June 1837

2 items

Letter from Fitzroy Somerset (Horseguards) to Charles Pascoe Grenfell (38 Belgrave Square): "poor Berkeley's [?] funeral".  D-GR/8/20  28 August 1841

Rules and Regulations of the Berkshire Association for the Protection of British Agriculture, with draft of C.P. Grenfell's reply and a reference to his property in Berkshire.  D-GR/8/21-23  1844

3 items

Letter from Lord Clarendon (Grosvenor Crescent) to Charles Grenfell: Free Trade, Grenfell asked to stand for the South Lancashire Constituency.  D-GR/8/24  8 May 1844

Two printed Notices and draft of a letter from Charles Pascoe Grenfell: South Lancashire election.  D-GR/8/25-27  7,10 May 1844

3 items

Letters from Richard Cobden to Charles Pascoe Grenfell. Free Trade, Corn Laws, results of past elections in South Lancashire.  D-GR/8/28-30  1844-1845

3 items

Administrative history:
Richard Cobden (1804-1865) statesman, Manchester manufacturer and active in Anti-Cornlaw League

Letters from Count Platen to C.P. Grenfell: taught his daughters German.  D-GR/8/31-33  1848

3 items

Letters from J. St.John Mildmay (Dogmersfield Park) to C.P.Grenfell: Grenfell's marriage, congratulates him on getting Taplow Court.  D-GR/8/34-35  28 Aug.10 Sept. [1852?]

2 items

Letter signed "D": Crimean War.  D-GR/8/36  24 Nov.1854

Letters from Rev. Charles Kingsley to his brother-in-law C.P.Grenfell: Edinburgh Review's attack on Froude (another brother-in-law) Kingsley's reply to Rev. Newman "I am a good Protestant", Professor of History at Cambridge, Prince of Wales's education.  D-GR/8/37-46  1856-1864

10 items

Administrative history:
(1) Rev. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) author and professor of modern history at Cambridge, who married Fanny, daughter of Pascoe Grenfell, in 1844.
(2) James Anthony Froude (1818-1894) historian, who married Charlotte Maria, fifth daughter of Pascoe Grenfell, in 1849.

Letter from Arthur R. Grenfell (Hong Kong) to his uncle Charles Pascoe Grenfell: staying with General Ashburnham, all the troops gone to Bengal.  D-GR/8/47  15 Oct.1857

Letter, Arthur R. Grenfell to Charles Pascoe Grenfell from Maesteg House (Swansea): aftermath of the Indian Mutiny.  D-GR/8/48  3 June 1858

Letters from Rev. Sydney Godolphin Osborne (Durweston) to his brother-in-law C.P.Grenfell: G.Glyn's indigestion, Commission on capital punishment, S.Oxon like on R.C.Bishop.  D-GR/8/49-50  1860

2 items

Rough draft of a letter from C.P.Grenfell to his constituents: health such that he must decline the proposed honour.  D-GR/8/51  N.D

Letter from C.P.Grenfell: Henry [R.Grenfell?] has been to Hillingdon.  D-GR/8/52  N.D

Letter in French about a piece of music, from J.B.Viotti.  D-GR/8/53  N.D

4 empty letter covers.  D-GR/8/54  N.D

Design for a gate by James Leaver, Gothic Metal Works, Maidenhead, for P.C.[sic] Grenfell.  D-GR/8/55  N.D

Private Ledgers of Charles Pascoe Grenfell  [no ref. or date]

Private Ledger  D-GR/9/1  1828-1835

Contents:
[indexed q'to vol.]

Private Ledger  D-GR/9/2  1835-1839

Contents:
[indexed q'to vol.]

Private Ledger  D-GR/9/3  1845-1847

Contents:
[indexed q'to vol.]

Private Ledger  D-GR/9/4  1855-1859

Contents:
[q'to vol.]

Journal of Charles Pascoe Grenfell  [no ref. or date]

Journal  D-GR/9/5  1835-1846

Contents:
[q'to vol, used in conjunction with D-GR/9/2 and D-GR/9/3]

Bank Pass Books  [no ref. or date]

C.P. Grenfell in account current with Pascoe Grenfell and Sons: Bank pass book  D-GR/9/6  Dec. 1846 - July 1851

C.P. Grenfell in account current with Pascoe Grenfell and Sons: Bank pass book  D-GR/9/7  July 1851 - Feb. 1854

C.P. Grenfell in account current with Pascoe Grenfell and Sons: Bank pass book  D-GR/9/8  Feb. 1854 - Sept. 1856

C.P. Grenfell in account current with Pascoe Grenfell and Sons: Bank pass book  D-GR/9/9  Sept. 1856 - Dec. 1859

C.P. Grenfell in account current with Pascoe Grenfell and Sons: Bank pass book  D-GR/9/10  Jan. 1860 - March 1863

C.P. Grenfell in account current with Pascoe Grenfell and Sons: Bank pass book  D-GR/9/11  April 1863 - Dec. 1866

C.P. Grenfell in account current with Pascoe Grenfell and Sons: Bank pass book  D-GR/9/12  Jan. 1867 - Feb. 1867

C.P. Grenfell in account with the Maidenhead Bank: Bank pass book  D-GR/9/13  Nov. 1854 - March 1858

C.P. Grenfell in account with Messrs. Stephens, Blandy and Company: Bank pass book  D-GR/9/14  Jan. 1862 - Oct. 1866

Maps  [no ref. or date]

The Survey of the Honourable Board of Ordnance  D-GR/10  N.D. [pre 1855]

Administrative history:
The Board of Ordnance was abolished in 1855.

Contents:
[Map of Lancashire - Cheshire and area, marked with projected railway lines of Bolton, Wigan and Liverpool; Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston; Liverpool and Manchester, and North Union Railway Companies, endorsed "Mr. Chas. Pascoe Grenfell"]
Scale: 1 inch to 1 mile.

Printed Books  [no ref. or date]

A Poll of the Freeholders of the County of Buckingham taken at Aylesbury.  D-GR/11/1  1831

A statistical account of the Parish of St. Just in Penwith, Cornwell, by Rev. J. Buller (Penzance).  D-GR/11/2  1842

Contents:
[Includes (loose): memorandum by Grenfell to the manor of Kalinack, 1892]

Memoirs of the Grenvilles of Stowe by "A Bidefordian", published by Blight Cole and others (Bideford).  D-GR/11/3  1858

A Memoir of Her Grace the late Duchess of Bedford by Rev. H. Tattam, autographed by the Duke of Bedford.  D-GR/11/4/1  1858

Loose notes from the Duke of Bedford.  D-GR/11/4/2-4  [n.d.]

ESTATE  [no ref. or date]

Farm Ledgers  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [see also D-GR/7/2]

Ledger  D-GR/12/1  1849-1860

Contents:
["Farm Ledger" concerning Louches Farm, Kimbers, Limekiln, Shoppenhangers and Taplow Farms, Philberds, inc. notes on live and dead stock, private horses etc.]

Ledger  D-GR/12/2  1863-1867

Contents:
[Including annual balances, and index].

Ledger  D-GR/12/3  1908-1924

Contents:
[With auditing marks].

Ledger  D-GR/12/4  1917-1946

Contents:
["Estate Ledger"].

Ledger  D-GR/12/5  1947-1952

Contents:
["Estate Ledger"].

Cash and Wage Accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: [see also D-GR/7/2]

Peat's Farmer's Diary and Account Book  D-GR/12/6  1863

Contents:
[Including memo. pages recording calving, stock sales, sporting outings, days' work etc.]

Wage Book  D-GR/12/7  1876-1888

Contents:
[Entitled "Estates Wages", giving dates, wage rates, work done, wages paid, workers].

Half-yearly and monthly cash accounts with some drafts.  D-GR/12/8  1877-1886

29 items

Farm Cash Book  D-GR/12/9  1881-1886

Contents:
[Includes details of wages paid to labourers].

Farm Cash Book  D-GR/12/10  1886-1889

Contents:
[Entitled "Taplow Court Farm Expenses"].

Rent Books  [no ref. or date]

Rent Book  D-GR/12/11  1859-1863

Contents:
[Formerly B.R.O. ref. D86/32/53].

Rent Book  D-GR/12/12  1863-1864

Quit-rent Ledger  [no ref. or date]

Manor of Taplow Quit-rent Ledger [This is a copy, recording that manorial incidents were extinguished in 1931].  D-GR/12/13  1865-1931

Miscellaneous accounts  [no ref. or date]

Account concerning permanent improvements to buildings.  D-GR/12/14  1877-1887

1 item

Account concerning permanent improvements to buildings.  D-GR/12/15  1893

1 item

Cash accounts of the Trustees of W.H. Grenfell, Esq.  D-GR/12/16  1881-1886

7 items

Terriers  [no ref. or date]

Terrier  D-GR/13/1  1877-1906

1 vol.

Contents:
[Entitled "Hill Farm, Berry Hill fields etc. Taplow Court Estate", including terriers of Hitcham Farm, Hill Farm 1877, Hill Farm 1894; 2 plans (loose); notes about fields and cropping 1877-1901; notes about tenancies, agreements etc. 1900-1906.]

Terrier  D-GR/13/2  1886-1918

1 vol.

Contents:
[Entitled "The Home Farm - Monthly rainfall: Taplow Court Estate", including terrier 1886; rainfall 1886-1901; hay crops 1886-1895; haymaking, inc. notes on weather, labour, timetable, manure, yields, machines, fields etc. 1887-1918.]

Agents' and tenants' business papers.  [no ref. or date]

Correspondence and papers concerning Taplow Court Estate  [no ref.]  1740, 1850-1954

Copy petition, with sketch map, from William Earl of Inchiquin to the Bishop of London concerning proposed exchange of churchyard land between the Earl and the Rector of Taplow.  D-GR/14/1  c.1740

2 items

Papers concerning copyhold tenancies of Norrington family.  D-GR/14/2  1850-1890

6 items

Contents:
[Includes tracing plan]

Copy grant and rent charge transfer on Lot 23 of Taplow sale, being freehold land.  D-GR/14/3/1  December 1852

Abstract of title of mortgages with power of sale.  D-GR/14/3/2  1852

Abstract of title of Henry Hale 1831-1867.  D-GR/14/3/3  1867

Extracts from conveyance of Taplow Court Estate to Charles Pascoe Grenfell.  D-GR/14/4  c.1852

Prospect, or Hill, House: abstract of title 1852, correspondence 1881, leases agreement. tenancy agreement 1891-1925.  D-GR/14/5/1-2  1852-1925

7 items and 1 bdl.

Contents:
14/5/1 includes 3 letters to Lord Desborough, n.d. and 1922

Attested copy conveyance of close near Dumb Bell (5a.1r.8p), blacksmith's shop (10p), two pieces on Upper Green Common (2a.3r.5p), Taplow: attested copy covenant to produce deeds.  D-GR/14/6/1-2  Nov.-Dec. 1855

Tenancy agreements for various properties in Taplow.  D-GR/14/7  1855-1907

8 items

Correspondence about denial of water to Lord Orkney's fish ponds near Berry Hill Farm, owned by Charles Whitlaw, tenanted by Richard Tress, and a trespass by a manservant, Willis.  D-GR/14/8  1858

5 items

Correspondence about lease of Springfield House, and water supply from Bapsey Meadows, inc. legal advice on trespass.  D-GR/14/9  1858

5 items

Shoppenhangers Farm: Royal Exchange insurance policy.  D-GR/14/10  1860

Hill Farm (or Webster's): Royal Exchange insurance policy.  D-GR/14/11  1862

Leases and surrender of arable land in Taplow.  D-GR/14/12  1863-1867

3 items

Copy will of Charles Pascoe Grenfell.  D-GR/14/13  23 Jan. 1865

Abstract of will of Charles Pascoe Grenfell.  D-GR/14/14  23 Jan. 1865

2 items

Draft report of fees of Taplow Manor.  D-GR/14/15  1865

Account of Charles Brown, solicitor, with C.P. Grenfell.  D-GR/14/16  1865

Letters from C.P. Grenfell to Charles Brown, solicitor, about leases of his properties, and about "gross fraud and robbery" by his late Steward.  D-GR/14/17  1865-1867

37 items

Papers, draft admissions and plan, n.d., about land of Lieut.Boteler and John Casberd Boteler.  D-GR/14/18  1866-1871

16 items

Power of attorney, and papers concerning copyhold tenancy of Tunno family in close called Clarke's.  D-GR/14/19  1867

Paper about Steward's fee on admission to a copyhold estate under will of late Mr.Springall.  D-GR/14/20  1867

Correspondence of Charles Brown, solicitor, with various people concerning estate affairs.  D-GR/14/21  1867-1875

14 items

Correspondence between Charles Brown, solicitor, and Thomas Cooke, of Wokingham, Berks., solicitor, concerning estate affairs.  D-GR/14/22  1867-1875

69 items

The Cottage, or Darlings, Taplow: correspondence and papers.  D-GR/14/23/1  1867-1868

1 pkt.

Correspondence, leases and papers about Darlings and a plot at Taplow.  D-GR/14/23/2  1867-1895

The Cottage, or Darlings: correspondence and papers, some about J.A. Hofman's bankruptcy.  D-GR/14/23/3  1870-1876

1 pkt.

Correspondence and drafts concerning purchase of Darlings by A.de T.Egerton.  D-GR/14/23/4  1877-1882

1 bdl.

Draft lease to Hon. A de T.Egerton.  D-GR/14/23/5  1881

Leases, contract, tenancy agreement for land in Hitcham, Hitcham Garden, Hitcham Park.  D-GR/14/24  1867-1903

9 items

Berry Hill Fields: correspondence between W.H. Grenfell's solicitors and tenants.  D-GR/14/25/1  1867-1886

23 items

Berry Hill Fields: leases and tenancy agreements.  D-GR/14/25/2  1867-1827

4 items

Draft copy particulars of C.P.Grenfell's estates at time of death.  D-GR/14/26  12 February 1868

Leases of land on the north side of Hunt's Wood, Hitcham.  D-GR/14/27  1868

Brief for the Applicants in matter of stopping up Meads Lane, Hitcham, at the Epiphany Sessions.  D-GR/14/28  1868

Meads Lane: papers about stopping up.  D-GR/14/29  1868

1 bdl.

Correspondence between Charles Brown, solicitor, and Cooke and Holmes, solicitors of Wokingham, Berks., concerning estate affairs.  D-GR/14/30  1868-1870

35 items

Correspondence and papers about property [in Hitcham?].  D-GR/14/31  1868-1875

1 pkt.

Shoppenhangers Farm: correspondence and papers.  D-GR/14/32  1869-1875

1 pkt.

Uncompleted conveyance of land at Old Pound Lock, Taplow, to Sir Roger William Henry Palmer.  D-GR/14/33  1870

2 items

Correspondence of F.A. Jones and Charles Brown, solicitors, with others concerning boundary dispute of Sir R.Palmer and W.H. Grenfell.  D-GR/14/34  1870-1886

20 items

Correspondence of Charles Brown, solicitor, and H.A. Woolfreys about drainage nuisance at Wellbank, Hill House Farm, Hitcham.  D-GR/14/35  1872

5 items

Taplow Old Churchyard: copy case and opinion of Dr. Deane about parishioners' right of burial.  D-GR/14/36/1  1872

Correspondence, memorials, papers, Counsel's Opinion in D-GR/14/36/1.  D-GR/14/36/2  1872-1873

Case for opinion of Dr. Deane.  D-GR/14/36/3  N.D. [19th century]

[Taplow ?] churchyard: design for proposed entrance gateway at south-east angle.  D-GR/14/36/4  N.D.[19th century]

Schedule of papers and documents in custody of Messrs.Leman and Perkins relating to property at Taplow, belonging to Trustees of late C.P.Grenfell.  D-GR/14/37  1873

Papers concerning proposed exchange of land at Hitcham.  D-GR/14/38/1  1873

1 bdl.

Heads of proposals, instructions, two plans concerning proposed exchange of glebe land and erection of new rectory house at Hitcham.  D-GR/14/38/2  1873

1 bdl.

Springfield House: correspondence and draft lease.  D-GR/14/39/1  1873

1 pkt.

Springfield House: correspondence and papers.  D-GR/14/39/2  1873-1875

1 pkt.

Orkney Arms Hotel, Taplow (or, Skindles): abstract of title of William Skindle 1852-1873.  D-GR/14/40/1  1873

Orkney Arms Hotel: sale agreement and abstract of lease.  D-GR/14/40/2-3  1873

2 items

Orkney Arms Hotel: correspondence about purchase from William Skindle.  D-GR/14/40/4-5  1873

2 bdls.

Orkney Arms Hotel: correspondence of F.A.Jones, solicitor, about lease to H.Hoare.  D-GR/14/40/6  1884

6 items

Queen's Head. Taplow: site plan 1873, tenancy agreements, contract.  D-GR/14/41  1873-1910

5 items

Foxholes, Taplow: lease, agreement. tenancy agreements.  D-GR/14/42  1873-1919

4 items

Notices of intention to redeem Land Tax, and papers, in parishes of Hitcham and Taplow.  D-GR/14/43  1874

9 items

Draft report on fees etc. of Taplow Manor.  D-GR/14/44  1877

Wargrave Hill: correspondence and papers about a property there.  D-GR/14/45  1877

1 pkt.

Heather v. Grenfell and Vivian: statement of defence in case about tenant's conservatory.  D-GR/14/46  1881

Mill house, stables, and greenhouse: Royal Exchange insurance policies.  D-GR/14/47  1881-1885

2 items

Correspondence of F.A. Jones, solicitor, about nuisance arising from drain into Grange Orchard of Mr. Webster.  D-GR/14/48  1882

3 items

Schedule of deeds sent by Messrs. Perkins and Weston to F.A. Jones, solicitor.  D-GR/14/49  19 March 1883

1 item

Correspondence of F.A. Jones, solicitor, and W.H. Grenfell about fishing rights in Manors of Bray and Taplow.  D-GR/14/50  1884

9 items

Report from the Select Committee on the Thames River Preservation together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix [inc. W.H. Grenfell's evidence.]  D-GR/14/51/1  1884

1 bklt.

Select Committee on Thames River Preservation: Minutes of Evidence, 14 July [inc. W.H. Grenfell's evidence.]  D-GR/14/51/2  1884

1 bklt.

Letters from W.H. Grenfell concerning Taplow Manor and Trustees of late C.P.Grenfell.  D-GR/14/52  1884-1890

5 items

Correspondence between W.H.Grenfell and George Hansbury about lease of part of Hitcham Park.  D-GR/14/53  1885-1886

7 items

The Maidenhead Advertiser [marriage of W.H. Grenfell and Ethel Fane.]  D-GR/14/54  23 February 1887

The Maidenhead Advertiser [return from honeymoon.]  D-GR/14/55  13 April 1887

Thames Riparian Owners' Association: Prospectus, A.G.M. accounts, papers about Blount v Layard.  D-GR/14/56  1888-1889

7 items

Letters from W.H. Grenfell to Uncle Henry [Henry Riversdale Grenfell], Claud [brother], Arthur [ ? Col. F.A. Aylmer, his brother-in-law].  D-GR/14/57  1888-1890

5 items

Solicitor's bill, from Trustees of late C.P.Grenfell.  D-GR/14/58  1889

Correspondence and papers about proposed covered tennis court, inc.letters from H.W.Gardner of Armitage, Rugely, Staffs. (4 items) 1890-91, plan possibly of same, n.d.; notes about comparative measurements and costs (2 items) c1890-92; plans and elevation of courts at Monksbatch, Guildford, Kent, with 2 letters from A.K. Hichens there (3 items) 1891; plan and elevation of building [ ? court] on Taplow Court Estate 1892; letter from G. Robinson, F.S.A., architect, to W.H. Grenfell about Sir Edgar Vincent's covered tennis court 1895.  D-GR/14/59  1890-1895

12 items in all

Hill Farm: draft conveyance, leases, tenancy agreements, requisitions, and papers.  D-GR/14/60/1  1891-1934

17 items

Hill Farm and Rectory Farm, Hitcham: correspondence and papers.  D-GR/14/60/2  1911-1940

Address to the Electors of Thames Conservators, with forms of declaration of qualification and proxy, by Alfred Charles Hewitt.  D-GR/14/61  c.1892

Correspondence between W.H. Grenfell, others, and the Maidenhead Gas Company about pipes and roads.  D-GR/14/62  1892-1894

24 items, inc.plan

Ley Chequers, Taplow: contracts, agreements, tenancy agreements.  D-GR/14/63  1893-1926

6 items

The Maidenhead Advertiser [severe flooding of River Thames].  D-GR/14/64  21 Nov. 1894

The Maidenhead Advertiser [severe flooding of River Thames].  D-GR/14/65  28 Nov. 1894

Correspondence between J.W. Benson, Maidenhead, and W.H. Grenfell about a lease.  D-GR/14/66  1896

2 items

Agreements about various properties in Taplow and by the River Thames.  D-GR/14/67  1901-1924

4 items

Grove Field, Hitcham: sale contract and agreement.  D-GR/14/68  1903-1904

2 items

Papers concerning undeveloped land duty on lands in Taplow, arising under Finance (1909-10) Act, 1910.  D-GR/14/69  1908-1915

about 90 items

Glebe Farm, Taplow: agreements and tenancy agreements.  D-GR/14/70  1909-1918

3 items

Tenancy agreements about gravel pits in Taplow (2 items); other papers about Great Butler's.  D-GR/14/71  1909-1928

10 items

Letters to Edward Lodge, Steward of the Manor of Taplow, inc.documents about the Land Union.  D-GR/14/72  1914-1927

5 items

Counterpart lease of plot near Boulters Weir for 21 years, with papers.  D-GR/14/73  27 Sept.1917

4 items

Memorandum of agreement about 15 acres of glebe land in Taplow.  D-GR/14/74/1  6 Nov. 1919

Correspondence between Mr. Williams (for Lord Desborough) and Charles Foster (Clerk of Hitcham Parish Council) about possible lease of Hitcham allotments.  D-GR/14/74/2  1920

2 items

Correspondence of Lord Desborough and L.H. Hanbury about Hitcham Park allotments.  D-GR/14/74/3  1921

Correspondence of Lord Desborough and Barrett and Thomson, solicitors, of Slough, acting for Hitcham Parish Council in D-GR/14/74/3.  D-GR/14/74/4  1921

4 items

Newberry Mead, Taplow: lease and tenancy agreements.  D-GR/14/75  1924-1935

3 items

Leases of parts of Hitcham Grange.  D-GR/14/76  1929-1939

2 items

Correspondence with Thames Conservancy Board concerning proposed Bill.  D-GR/14/77/1  1931-1932

4 items

A Bill to consolidate the enactments relating to the powers and duties of the Conservators of the River Thames with respect to the conservancy, preservation and regulation of the Thames above the landward limit of the Port of London [22 and 23 George V]  D-GR/14/77/2  1932

Pope's Field; tenancy agreements with papers  D-GR/14/78  1933-1935

2 items

Little Buffin Field: tenancy agreement.  D-GR/14/79  29 Sept. 1935

The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post.  D-GR/14/80  23 May 1953

List of Court Rolls of Taplow, with note of current location C.1930s ?  D-GR/14/81  N.D. [c.1930's]

Notes from On Surrender [of copyhold] by Scriven (limp q' to vol.)  D-GR/14/82  N.D. [pre 1931 ?]

List of gifts to Lady and Sir John Salmond  D-GR/14/83  N.D. [19th century]

4 items

Contents:
(1) with names of donors [?].
(1) Sir John Maitland Salmond (1881-1968), Marshall of the Royal Air Force, who married 2ndly. Hon. Monica Grenfell eldest dau. of Lord Desborough, in 1924 [see D.N.B.]. Sir John was father-in-law of Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley (1896- ) politician [see D.N.B.].

Contents of box marked "Old Churchyard I"  D-GR/14/84/1  1829-1942

Source of acquisition: [A.R. 35/53]


Contents:
Containing: engraving of Taplow Court, 1829; details of inscriptions on 109 graves in Taplow Old Churchyard, with location map, and of graves in the "Orkney Vault"; memorial about old churchyard, 1872; sketch of the old churchyard and ruin, by James Rutland, 1849; notes about brasses in Taplow Church, 1913; extracts from churchwardens' account book 1706-1804 (1 bdl.); copy of part of inclosure map 1788 [C19-C20]; newscuttings about archaeology of Taplow, 1927; correspondence of W.H. Grenfell about local history, 1913-1942; miscellaneous notes made by B.C. Dixon of Streatham about Taplow's history, inc. reports of searches at British Museum etc.; notes about Murrough O'Bryan 5th Earl of Inchiquin, and extract from Court Leet and Baron (29 Dec.1770) about turning of a footpath in Upper Bapsey; copy grant of Old Pound to the Earl of Orkney (31 Dec.1831); postcard of "The Mother Church, Taplow, 1815" [see D-GR/84/2]; photographs of Springfield House with 18 people (13 named, c.1880), Taplow Post Office and street (10 people, c.1900), brasses in church, n.d.; water colour "View from Maidenhead Bridge of an inlet of the Thames showing Sir R. Palmer's villa with Clifden in the distance - on the right are the woods of Taplow Court" by G.F. Proper, 1869-70 "from dear granmother April 13, 1874"; sections showing phosphatic chalk at Bapsey, 1891, down to 60 feet [see D-GR/84/3]; exercise book containing "Taplowania" including names of highways, ages of certain houses, rectors' names, details from sale catalogue of 1852 [see D-GR/19/1-3], former occupiers of certain lands, record of barrow excavation, 1883(1), proceedings of Committee for Peace Celebrations, 1919; and description of celebrations.

Bibliography: (1) See Records of Bucks (1883) V, 330-335.


Contents of box marked "Old Churchyard II"  D-GR/14/84/2  1847-1933

Source of acquisition: [A.R. 35/53]


Contents:
Containing: details of interments in the "Orkney Vault" by James Rutland, 1906, parish magazines of St. Nicholas, Taplow, containing article "The Ancient Hill of Taplow" by Lord Desborough (8 issues, Feb.1923-Feb.1924) with typescript and manuscript versions, article "Taplow" by W.R. Leyster (Apr. and May 1926), issue for June 1929; typescript "St. Nicholas's Church, Taplow" by Lord Desborough, 1923 apparently typescript of original by J. Rutland, 1898; printed articles about Taplow; Favourite Haunts by E. Jesse (1847), "A Corner of Mercia" in Blackwood's Magazine (Sept.1887); historical notes supplied by B.C. Dixon, 1933, n.d.; abstracts showing descent of the Manor of Taplow [c.1066-1831], 1891, and of Bray [c.942-1791], 1891, by R.E.Kirk; postcard "The Mother Church, Taplow, 1815" endorsed with note about source of picture, c1926.

Eighth Annual Report of the Maidenhead and Taplow Field Club and Thames Valley Antiquarian Society [including article on phosphatic chalk at Taplow, by A. Strahan]  D-GR/14/84/3  Feb.1892

Source of acquisition: [A.R. 35/53]


Correspondence relating to estate matters including letters from Maidenhead Corporation relating to playing field with two plans, 1935-1936, and sale catalogues of contents of Taplow Court, and of Panshanger, Herts., Library 1953; some estate correspondence 1888-1894  D-GR/14/85  1888-1953

1 bdl.

Correspondence relating to War Damage Insurance, 1941-45, also including 3 letters from Maidenhead Town Council relating to Recreation Ground 1889; agreement relating to cleansing of canal stream 1919; etc.  D-GR/14/86  1889-1945

1 bdl.

Contracts for sale of land in Taplow Court Estate.  D-GR/14/87  1919-1932

1 pkt.

Correspondence of Trustees of will of C.P.Grenfell, inc. statement of account of new works on the Taplow Court Estate 1927-1937.  D-GR/14/88  1924-1938

1 bdl.

Correspondence of Lord Desborough with literary agents and journalists, drafts of articles (including "The Dead Heat" in 1877 Boat Race, and "The Thames and the drought"); booklets on bimetallism.  D-GR/14/89  1928-1939

1 bdl.

Correspondence of agent, relating to Lord Desborough's property, Shoppenhangers Manor, Maidenhead, inc.lease of Mill House, Taplow, 1929, plans for development of [building ?] land in Maidenhead, and correspondence relating to by-pass 1939.  D-GR/14/90  1929-1943

1 bdl.

Correspondence on estate affairs to G.H.Emmett, agent of Taplow Court Estate, mainly from Lord and Lady Desborough.  D-GR/14/91  1930-1939

1 bdl.

Income tax papers, particulars of estate prepared for reassessment of income tax 1936-37, statement of receipts and accounts of estate 1950.  D-GR/14/92  1933-1950

1 bdl.

Correspondence on estate affairs to G.H.Emmett, agent, from Lord Desborough, Bucks County Council, Bucks Constabulary etc.  D-GR/14/93  1935-1939

1 bdl.

Correspondence of agent with tenants relating to tithe rents and tithe redemption annuities.  D-GR/14/94  1940-1950

1 bdl.

Correspondence with Bucks War Agricultural Executive Committee.  D-GR/14/95  1940-1952

1 bdl.

Correspondence on estate affairs between G.H. Emmett and Lord Desborough 1943-44; Lady Desborough 1945-52; Lady Gage 1953.  D-GR/14/96  1943-1953

1 bdl.

Correspondence with Humbert and Flint, solicitors, H.M. Inspector of Taxes, relating to settling of Lord Desborough's estate and inc.sale catalogue of portions of Taplow Court Estate 1953.  D-GR/14/97  1943-1953

1 bdl.

Correspondence following the death of Lord Desborough (in 1945) and other matters concerning administration of the Estate, between G.H.Emmett, and Trower, Still and Meeling, solicitors, inc. account for engineering work on estate 1889, notes on diversion of Mill Lane, Taplow 1893 etc.  D-GR/14/98  1889,1893,1943-1954

1 bdl.

Estate maps and plans  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For maps and plans of Taplow Paper Mills see D-GR/17, and for Taplow Court itself see D-GR/18.
For Map of Stoke Lodge Estate, 1874, see Ma/203/1.R.

Cliveden Situate in the Parishes of Taplow, Hedsor, and Hitcham, Bucks.  D-GR/15/1  1818

[23¾" x 15¼"]

Contents:
Scale: c.6 chains to 1 inch.

Surveyors' drawings and maps of Hitcham Park Estate, and Rectory Farm, Cookham.  D-GR/15/2  1859-1932

9 items

Plans of Hitcham Park Estate  D-GR/15/3  1865

3 copies

Contents:
Scale: 6 chains to 1 inch.

Plan of Taplow Lodge Estate  D-GR/15/4  1868

Contents:
Scale: 1½ chains to 1 inch.

Surveyors' drawings of various sites in Taplow and Taplow Court Estate, inc. one concerning Maidenhead Gas Company.  D-GR/15/5  1873-1928

Plan of Taplow Lodge Estate [inc.detail about buildings]  D-GR/15/6  1874

Contents:
Scale: 100 feet to 1 inch.

Part of an Ordnance Survey map, inc. various Grenfell properties in Bray, Berks.  D-GR/15/7  c.1878

Plan and details of Hill Farm cottages (1 item, 1887), alterations and additions to cowshed, Hill Farm, and drainage, Taplow (1 item, 1906).  D-GR/15/8  1887, 1906

Parish of Taplow: proposed diversion of Mill Lane, signed by Vestry Chairman.  D-GR/15/9  16 Feb.1893

Ordnance Survey map Berks.XXIV.SE/ Bucks.L11.SE (Taplow)  D-GR/15/10  1913

Contents:
Scale: 6 inches to 1 mile.

Thames Conservancy: River Thames Improvements Scheme Shepperton to Teddington.  D-GR/15/11  1929

Contents:
Scale: 6 inches to 1 mile.

Plan of water pipes in the village [ ? of Taplow]  D-GR/15/12  N.D. [20th Century?]

Contents:
Scale: 5 inches to 1 mile.

Taplow Court Estate: Building Lane in the Parish of Bray [endorsed "Proposed cottage at Longlane Farm"]  D-GR/15/13  N.D. [20th Century?]

Contents:
Scale: 100 feet to 1 inch.

Design for a bridge on the "but" at Sanday's Barn.  D-GR/15/14  N.D. [20th Century?]

Surveyors' drawings of Taplow Court Estate and sites in Taplow.  D-GR/15/15  N.D. [20th Century?]

6 items

Plan of site (1a. 1r. 20p.) fronting Mill Lane opposite the site of Gasworks.  D-GR/15/16  N.D. [20th Century?]

Maps of the Taplow Estate.  D-GR/15/17  N.D. [20th Century?]

3 copies

Part of a 25 inch Ordnance Survey map of Stoke Park area.  D-GR/15/18  N.D. [20th Century?]

Plan of layout of water supply and drainage for Taplow Court, Hill Farm cottages, Hitcham Grange and Taplow village.  D-GR/15/19  N.D. [1940-1943 ?]

4 items

Contents:
[n.d., but annotations c.1940-43]

ESTATES OUTSIDE BUCKS  [no ref. or date]

Berkshire  [no ref. or date]

Recovery concerning 10 acres each of land, meadows and pasture, common of pasture for cattle in parishes of Bray and Shilton between William Lowe, demandant, Charles Lowe, tenant, Viscount Kirkwall and George Humphrys, common vouchee.  D-GR/16/1  28 Nov.1825

Bray: Sun Fire Office insurance policies on house in Long Lane, and on Foxley's.  D-GR/16/2  1867, 1877

2 items

Abstracts of copyhold title of Trustees of C.P. Grenfell to estates in Manor of Philberds, or Cresswells.  D-GR/16/3  1872

4 items

Correspondence of Charles Brown, solicitor, and J.R. Poole of Bridgwater, Som., about Major Coney's land.  D-GR/16/4  1872

Correspondence and papers about Kimbers, Braywick.  D-GR/16/5  1876-1877

1 pkt.

Copy altered apportionment of rent charge in lieu of tithes on lands in the parish of Bray.  D-GR/16/6  1877

Tenancy agreement for part of The Park, Bray.  D-GR/16/7  21 December 1882

Plan of proposed dwelling house (not built) and cottage at Long Lane Farm, Bray.  D-GR/16/8  1899

2 items

Certificate as to estate duty by Inland Revenue on all that piece of orchard land (2r. 38p.) at Sheepcote Lane, White Waltham [found with 3/19] on death of John Brill, 1898.  D-GR/16/9  10 Dec.1906

Tenancy agreements, 1913, 1934, and correspondence about meadow land in Green Lane, Maidenhead.  D-GR/16/10  1913-1944

36 items

Statement of Increment Value Duty on land at Rutland Road, Maidenhead (conveyed 21 Nov.1918).  D-GR/16/11  31 March 1919

Designs for Foxley Farm House, Bray.  D-GR/16/12  N.D

2 items

Details for designs for Foxley Farm House, Bray.  D-GR/16/13  N.D

7 items

South Norwood, Surrey  [no ref. or date]

Draft conveyances, leases, agreements, correspondence and papers about properties in High Street.  D-GR/16/14  1863-1891

1 bdl.

Correspondence and papers, mainly concerning tenancies of shops in High Street and elsewhere.  D-GR/16/15  1864-1890

2 bdls.

London  [no ref. or date]

Memorandum of tenancy agreement about 52 Brook's News, Grosvenor Square, London, from Sir John Dickson-Poynder to W.H. Grenfell.  D-GR/16/16  19 Feb. 1897

TAPLOW PAPER MILLS  [no ref. or date]

Correspondence about disputed bill of George Tidcombe and Son, engineer, Watford, Herts., 1861-66; inventory of machinery 1861; specifications, bills re work at Mills, income tax assessment 1864-75; correspondence of F.T.Ward, agent, and Charles Venables with C.P.Grenfell, 1856-61, and about lease of Mills 1881; leases, valuations, accounts about Mills, Taplow and Cliveden, 1839-56.  D-GR/17/1  1839-1881

1 bdl.

Lease, agreements, and proposals for leases of Mills, with dwelling house, cottages and premises.  D-GR/17/2  1862-1933

22 items

Letters from Charles Venables, lessee, to C.P. Grenfell.  D-GR/17/3  1862-1865

4 items

Inventories of fixed plant and machinery.  D-GR/17/4  1862-1900

11 items

Correspondence and papers of Charles Brown, solicitor, and Soames and Cooke, solicitors, of Wokingham, Berks., about lease.  D-GR/17/5  1867-1868

10 items

Grenfell v. Venables: Counsels' opinions.  D-GR/17/6/1  1867-1874

3 items

Map of Thames and Old Cut etc., in dispute.  D-GR/17/6/2  N.D

Correspondence of Charles Brown, solicitor, about transactions, especially disputes, between W.H. Grenfell and Charles Venables.  D-GR/17/7  1867-1876

109 items

Correspondence between Charles Brown, solicitor, and W.H. Grenfell about Charles Venables.  D-GR/17/8  1867-1881

78 items

Correspondence between Charles Brown, solicitor, and Horsey Son and Co., (later Fuller Horsey Sons and Cassell) with papers.  D-GR/17/9  1867-1895

29 items

Specifications of repairs.  D-GR/17/10  6 Aug.1868

2 copies

Correspondence and papers about purchase of Taplow Mills from Mr. Harvey.  D-GR/17/11  1868

1 bdl.

Surveyors' drawings 1868-81; plan 1868.  D-GR/17/12  1868-1881

9 items

Taplow Mills: North British and Mercantile insurance policy and correspondence.  D-GR/17/13  1870

7 items

Bill for costs of Charles Brown, solicitor, in Grenfell v. Venables.  D-GR/17/14  1874

2 copies

Copy will of Charles Venables.  D-GR/17/15  3 Feb.1880

Letters to F.A. Jones, solicitor, about valuation and lease.  D-GR/17/16  1880-1885

74 items

Duplicate agreement about building of cottage.  D-GR/17/17  13 April 1882

Leases and papers concerning flour mill, Mill House, stores, adjoining paper mill.  D-GR/17/18  1882-1929

7 items

Letters, almost all by C.Cail, of Charles Venables and Company to W.H. Grenfell and his Steward, E.Lodge, concerning replacement of machinery, costs, technical details, removal of water wheel.  D-GR/17/19  1889-1902

1 bdl. of c.100 items

Plans 1894, 1902; new wings after fire 1902-03; proposed pair of new cottages 1909; proposed engine room 1927; sections of Thames embankment; drawing of turbine house n.d.  D-GR/17/20  1894-1927

Statements about an outbreak of fire.  D-GR/17/21  9 Aug.1902

5 items

Covenant for repayment of a loan from W.H. Grenfell to Messrs Cail and Mullings.  D-GR/17/22  30 April 1905

Agreement concerning erection and tenancy, leases and surrender of a pair of cottages.  D-GR/17/23  1909

3 items

Counterpart contract for tenancy of the Mill House.  D-GR/17/24  9 Feb. 1910

Memorandum and Articles of Association of Charles Venables and Co.Ltd.  D-GR/17/25  3 Sept. 1918

2 copies

Memorandum and Articles of Association of The New Taplow Paper Mills Ltd., with copy certificate of incorporation.  D-GR/17/26  27 March 1933

Plan and section of proposed new dock at Taplow Mills, with elevation of bridge. [? pre 1881]  D-GR/17/27  N.D. [19th Century]

HOUSEHOLD  [no ref. or date]

Taplow Court Household Account Books  [no ref. or date]

Account book.  D-GR/18/1  1911-1912

Account book.  D-GR/18/2  1912-1923

Account book.  D-GR/18/3  1922-1929

Account book.  D-GR/18/4  1930-1934

Linen and Crockery Books  [no ref. or date]

Linen and crockery at Taplow Court. entitled "Ethel Grenfell, from Georgiana Grenfell, Taplow Court - February 1887".  D-GR/18/5  1887

Linen Book.  D-GR/18/6  c.1913-1914

House Linen Taplow Court.  D-GR/18/7  1922-1924

Taplow Court Cellar Books  [no ref. or date]

Taplow Court Cellar Book I.  D-GR/18/8  1890-1912

Taplow Court Cellar Book 2.  D-GR/18/9  1890-1911

Cellar Book.  D-GR/18/10  1909-1922

Wine Cellar Book.  D-GR/18/11  1926-1929

Wine Cellar Book.  D-GR/18/12  1929-1935

F'scap. vol.

Contents:
[Inc. List of wines at Panshanger, Herts., 1937.

Wine Cellar Book.  D-GR/18/13  N.D

[blank f'scap. vol.]

Taplow Court Maidservants' Weekly Wage Book  [no ref. or date]

Wage Book.  D-GR/18/14  1908-1933

Taplow Court: rebuilding, alteration and insuring  [no ref.]  1852 - 1903


Related information: [See also P/m.7, plans by William Burn, 1856]

Copy inventory of the fixtures in and about the Mansion and Premises... to be taken at a Valuation by the Purchaser of the Estate, C.P. Grenfell, Esq.  D-GR/18/15  [1852]

Correspondence between the Earl of Orkney and C.P. Grenfell, esq., concerning sale of Taplow Court Estate, and proposed alteration of fabric.  D-GR/18/16  1852-1853

Proposed chapel: drawings for statues of Evangelists (4 items) carvings, mullions, etc. (4), elevations of west window (1), transverse and longitudinal sections (2), east and side windows (2), by N.J. Cottingham.  D-GR/18/17  1853

Administrative history:
Nockalls Johnson Cottingham (1823-1854), architect, died in shipwreck. He was the eldest son of Lewis Nockalls Cottingham (1787-1847), architect.

Specification of contract works intended to be performed in alterations and additions to the House and Offices... new domestic chapel... new dairy, by N.J. Cottingham (see 1).  D-GR/18/18  c.1853

Administrative history:
Nockalls Johnson Cottingham (1823-1854), architect, died in shipwreck. He was the eldest son of Lewis Nockalls Cottingham (1787-1847), architect.

Plans of proposed alterations and additions to ground, first and second floors.  D-GR/18/19  1853

3 items

Contents:
Scale: 1/160

Details (full-size) for new principal staircase, general elevations, plans and section of same.  D-GR/18/20  1853

4 items

Working drawing for girder over opening for Oriel window to the new dining room.  D-GR/18/21  1853

Contents:
Scale: 1 inch to 1 foot

Plans and elevations of chimney-shafts and roof of bedrooms over new drawing room, and of the drawing room.  D-GR/18/22  1853

3 items

Plan of foundations and cellars; ground plan showing existing buildings, intended alterations and additions; transverse section through new dining room, kitchen, offices etc.  D-GR/18/23  1853

3 items.

Detail of unnamed decorative carving, n.d.  D-GR/18/24  [1853]

Details of principal staircase 1853; plan of entrance lodge 1887; dairy drains 1893; plans, elevations, surveyors' drawings of Taplow Court (8 items, 1897), new lodge and gate piers n.d.  D-GR/18/25  1853-1897

Papers concerning expenditure on alterations and rebuilding at Taplow Court, inc. correspondence with William Burn (1) Frederick Ablett, William Nesfield (2); about carpets, drawings 1856-63; also letters about Taplow mill-stream 1854, Bray Church restoration subscription 1862; solicitor's accounts 1865.  D-GR/18/26  1854-1865

1 bdl.

Contents:
(1) William Burn (1789-1870) architect, pupil of Robert Smirk [see D.N.B.]
(2) William A Nesfield (1793-1881) [see D.N.B.]

Specification of works to be executed.  D-GR/18/27  June 1855

1 item

Number not used  D-GR/18/28  [n.d.]

Specification of work to be executed in the stable and farms building.  D-GR/18/29  8 July 1856

Taplow Court, and 38 Belgrave Square, London: Royal Assurance policies.  D-GR/18/30  1858-1867

2 items

Taplow Court: Royal Exchange insurance policy.  D-GR/18/31  1867

Taplow Court: North British and Mercantile insurance policy for pictures there.  D-GR/18/32  1868

Two plans of Taplow Court chapel, and elevation of chapel roof.  D-GR/18/33  1876

Report No. 1294 of the Sanitary, Engineering and Ventilation Company... on the Drainage and Water Supply arrangements and the sanitary Equipment of Taplow Court... for W.W. Astor, Esq., by Henry Carter, C.E.  D-GR/18/34  19 Oct. 1891

f'scap.bklt.

Letter from Mr. Warner, agent for Mr. Astor, concerning improvements to Taplow Court, with list of them.  D-GR/18/35  1891

2 items

"Particulars relating to the Pumps, Water Mains etc." [with drawings, maps, details of well, pipes, pumps, tests, repairs etc.]  D-GR/18/36  c.1891-1903

1 vol

Building alterations on estate.  [no ref. or date]

Plans of additions to Green Drive Lodge 1904, to Whiteslea Lodge 1927; drawings for chauffeur's quarters, Queen Anne House 1935.  D-GR/18/37  1904-1935

Plans, sections, elevations for new Estate Office.  D-GR/18/38  N.D. [20th century]

12 items

Memorial inscriptions and presentations.  [no ref. or date]

Drawings for memorial inscription of Pascoe Granfell (1761-1838), Charles Pascoe Grenfell (1790-1867), Claud George Grenfell (1858-1900), with a location drawing; presentation scroll on coming of age of Julian Grenfell (1) 1909.  D-GR/18/39  N.D., 1909

Contents:
(1) Julian Henry Francis Grenfell (1888-1915) poet, son of Lord Desborough and noted as author of Into Battle [see D.N.B.]

Gardening  [no ref. or date]

Gardening Book [location and types of flowers etc. planted, conditions, notes on progress of plants, 1898-1939, with note concerning long service presentation to Arthur Simmonds by Royal Horticultural Society 1959; enclosed are papers: letter from Francis Barker and Son Ltd., about sundial 1913; rough notes about location of trees and by whom planted c.1906-1955 (4 items); miscellaneous notes concerning garden 1919-1947 (11 items); invitation cards with notes of plantings 1931-1939 (6 items); typed notes, apparently for inclusion in volume 1941-1944 (5 sheets); letter and note about tree planting by Sir Alexander Roger 1955 (2 items); notes about said Arthur Simmonds 1958-1959 (11 items); papers, inc. guest list and location sketch of tree (Cedar deodara) planted by Sir Archibald Gill (1) 1961 (9 items); letter from Lady Gage to G.H. Emmett 1960; photograph of gardens, N.D.]  D-GR/18/40  1898-1961

Contents:
(1) Sir Archibald Gill (1889-1976), President of Institute of Electrical Engineers (see D.N.B.]

SALE PARTICULARS  [no ref. or date]

Buckinghamshire  [no ref. or date]

Buckinghamshire: Taplow Estate [with large folding map]  D-GR/19/1  8 July 1852

Buckinghamshire, lacking title page.  D-GR/19/2  [8 July 1852]

Third Edition Taplow Estate, comprising Manors of Taplow, Cliveden, Amerden and Taplow Court Mansion.  D-GR/19/3/1  10 Aug. 1852

2 copies

Taplow Estate.  D-GR/19/3/2  10 Aug. 1852

Copy of bids from Noble's marked catalogue, 1852  D-GR/19/3/3  26 Jan. 1923

Second Edition. Berry Hill and Railway Inn (formerly Dumb Bell), Maidenhead.  D-GR/19/4  14 Aug. 1855

Taplow Farm Estate [with folding plan, 3 copies.]  D-GR/19/5  5 Aug. 1857

Arable and meadow land at Cookham, Maidenhead and Taplow.  D-GR/19/6  26 May 1859

Buckinghamshire: Particulars of freehold estate called "Hitcham Park".  D-GR/19/7/1  18 Oct. 1865

Poster advertising sale of Hitcham Park by private contract [19½" x 28"].  D-GR/19/7/2  N.D

Freehold estate known as Taplow Lodge.  D-GR/19/8  28 July 1868

Undated edition of D-GR/19/8.  D-GR/19/9  N.D

Freehold residence called Wellbank, Taplow. 1st edition.  D-GR/19/10  2 Aug. 1870

Freehold residence called Wellbank, Taplow. 2nd edition.  D-GR/19/11  2 Aug. 1870

Freehold residential estate... known as Berry Hill.  D-GR/19/12/1-2  21 July 1874

2 copies

Freehold residential estate... known as Berry Hill. [with note that not having been sold at auction, property is now to be let].  D-GR/19/13  21 July 1874

Taplow House Estate.  D-GR/19/14  6 July 1875

3 copies

Freehold property known as Acacia Villa.  D-GR/19/15  2 March 1898

Five residences near Maidenhead Bridge; Bridgefield, Capenhurst, Kenmore, Lansdowne House, Wargrave Lodge.  D-GR/19/16  10 June 1904

Taplow Hill House.  D-GR/19/17  21 June 1904

74 building sites at Beaconsfield and Wooburn.  D-GR/19/18  19 Oct. 1905

Taplow House  D-GR/19/19  11 July 1906

Freehold residential property known as The Elms, Taplow.  D-GR/19/20  21 July 1908

Estate of late Edward Dyke in Taplow, Hitcham, Lent Rise and Maidenhead.  D-GR/19/21  20 May 1914

Glebe lands (126 a.) at Hitcham, near Taplow.  D-GR/19/22  15 Oct. 1919

Freehold residential property known as Taplow Priory.  D-GR/19/23  9 June 1937


Related information: See also D-GR/14/97

Kent  [no ref. or date]

Hoath Farm, Canterbury, and Wingham Street Farm, Wingham.  D-GR/19/24  7 Oct. 1916

HENRY RIVERSDALE GRENFELL  [no ref. or date]

Register of Parliamentary electors for Borough of Liskeard, Cornwall.  D-GR/20/1  1868-1869

1 bklt.

Correspondence and papers about Liskeard election.  D-GR/20/2  1869-1872

56 items

Letters to H.R. Grenfell, mainly from Charles Venables.  D-GR/20/3  1869-1876

11 items

Correspondence between Charles Venables and H.R. Grenfell.  D-GR/20/4  1875

5 items

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