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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to Medieval and Early Modern


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Old Aberdeen House Branch

  • Banff Burgh: royal charters and later copies 1372-1633 (AS/Bbnf)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Brinckman family, baronets, of Monk Bretton: Yorks (Goldthorpe) deeds, incl 14th cent French deed 14th-18th cent (A/3579/F)

Bath Record Office

  • Documents gathered by brothers Frank (1875-1950) and Alfred (1877-1945) Scudamore, as part of their work to establish a claim on the Scudamore Estate c1600-1983 (1108)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Hagable rent roll listing tenants and properties of the Borough of Bedford 1589 (X981/1)

Bristol Record Office

  • Southwell and Russell families, Barons de Clifford: Glos (Kings Weston) corresp, receipt books, accounts, inventories, photographs, diaries and pedigrees c1555-1990 (45317)

Bromley Local Studies and Archives

  • Mayfield manor: survey and court books 1619-1801 (2531)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Paul family of Bottisham and Ridgewell: deeds and family papers rel to property in Bottisham, Burwell, Great Wilbraham and Ridgewell (Suffolk) 1528-1973 (R114/027)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Harvey family, baronets, of Langley Park: additional family and estate papers 1676-1887 (AR 5/2014, AR 92/2014)
  • Butterfield family of Buckinghamshire: deeds and other papers 1604-1723 (AR 61/2014)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • George Ormerod (1785-1873), antiquary: pedigrees, transcriptions, extracts from Harleian manuscripts, letters to Ormerod in response to enquiries, family papers, notes rel to Malpas, Ormerod's 'History of Cheshire' with additional notes 17th-19th cent (D 8567)
  • Letter rel to disafforesting of Delamere Forest from Lord of the Council, Edward Barrett of Newburgh, to Alexander Elcock of Poole (Whitepool) 1628 (D 8632)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Fox family of Falmouth: family and business records for GC Fox, shipping brokers 1663-2004 (FOX)
  • Hoblyn family of Croan: letter of Richard Hoblyn to John Treis, Antony concerning two bills of Mr Blight's on Captain Kelk 1687 (AD2328)
  • Deeds and papers rel to various Cornish charities 1639-1943 (AD2363)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Deeds rel to various properties in Wilton, Haile, incl Brackenthwaite, Quicksandgill and Yewcroft Farms 1633-1983 (YDX 627)
  • Kirklinton Bishop's transcripts and indexes 1665-1779 (Local Studies Collection)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Harrison-Beck family of Ravenstonedale: Smardale, Waitby and Middleton Hall estate and manorial records 16th-19th cent (WDHB)
  • Crackanthorpe family of Newbiggin Hall: schedule containing summary list and transcript of deeds (12th-17th cent) rel to lands in manors incl Newbiggin, Kirkby Thore, Hardendale, Appleby, Culgaith and Ousby c1650 (WDCRK)
  • Hodgeson family of Dent: business records incl ledgers 1634-1960 (WDX 1840)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne: records incl governors' minute books, financial ledgers, order of merit lists and deeds c1583-1961 (D7744)
  • Elvaston manor: suit rolls (3), jury lists, presentments, verdicts, pains and orders 1687-1696 (D7687)
  • Exemplification of common recovery rel to lands in Litchurch, Ashover, Wheatcroft, Plastow and Tansley 1588 (D7715)
  • Shardlow Rural District Council: deeds rel to County Offices, St Mary's Gate, Derby c1654-1893 (D1374)
  • Deeds and related records for property in Newbold, Dounston area and Chesterfield, Derbyshire 1647-1840 (D7743)

Devon Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Bampton parish: church accounts for unidentified rate/tax with transcription 16th cent (1269A)
  • Charity Commission: deeds, conveyances, declarations of trust, appointments and royal warrants rel to organisations and properties in Devon 1635-1955 (3761R)
  • Will of Roger Downe of Instow, mariner, written 17 Feb 1639, endorsed with payments to legatees by executrix, Thomisine Downe, wife of testator, under the will (6 May 1643) 1639-1643 (8749)
  • Grant of Belwell (Velwell), Rattery from Richard Martyn and William Martyn, of Totnes, to Thomas Martyn, Peter Martyn and John Martyn, of Totnes, 8 May 1590 1590 (8763)

Dorset History Centre

  • Wimborne Borough and Manor: court rolls (9) 1383-1499 (D2594)
  • Manston and Wargate manors: survey 1588 (D2595)

Dumfries and Galloway Archives

  • John Goldie (1708-1776), Commissary of Dumfries: letters from John Waugh, Dean of Worcester, Joseph Nicholson and others, with other papers 1655-1857 (GGD736)
  • James Williams (1944-2009), industrial chemist and antiquarian: transcripts, notes and photocopies rel to the parish of Lochrutton, and particularly to the kirk session records 1624-1973 (GGD746)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Blakestons, solicitors, Driffield: deeds rel to the local area 1604-1965 (DDX2003)
  • Williamsons, solicitors, Driffield: records 17th-19th cent (6686)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Courthope family of Whiligh, Ticehurst: additional papers 1582-1598 (Acc 11754)
  • Andrews & Bennett, solicitors, Burwash: additional client papers 1593-1903 (Acc 11739)
  • Framfield manorial papers, with misc records incl Great Western Railway indenture and Lewes account books 1645-1936 (Acc 11774)
  • Probate inventory of Lawrence Avery of Westfield 1650 (Acc 11998)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Receipt for payment, in Livres Tournois, from Jehan Francoys rel to gunners on Inchkeith and the siege of Leith 1555 (Acc 970)

Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive

  • Southgate District Civil Trust: records 1600-1980 (DA1)

Essex Record Office

  • Coggeshall Amalgamated Charities Trust: records incl minutes, deeds, receipts, accounts and agreements 1588-1959 (A14038)
  • Yardley's Charity, Thaxted: additional deeds with material rel to Hunt's Charity 1650-1830 (A13899)
  • Matching Hall manor: court books (2), incl transcription of court rolls 1659-1779 1659-1914 (D/DU 2935)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Monsell family of Dumbleton Hall: records rel to Dumbleton Hall and estate, incl minutes, maps, plans and papers 17th-20th cent (D13427)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Feoffment of land in Llanegryn parish for a school house and recreation area 1653 (Z/A/3)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Barker, Son & Isherwood, solicitors, Andover: petitions of Richard Godwin, mason rel to the 1612 rating assessment of cottages in St Peter Chesil, Winchester 17th cent (46M84)
  • Nippards Farm, Whitsbury: deeds 1622-1989 (112A14)
  • Winchester Cathedral Priory: royal charters, statutes, registers of common seal, cartularies, Chapter Act books, accounts, registers, fabric records, plans and papers 10th-21st cent (DC)
  • Papers rel to Ringwood charities (Ted Baker Collection) with other New Forest records from New Forest Museum 1534-1987 (121A13)
  • Odiham Hundred court roll 1383-1384, Odiham manorial fine 1623, Fawley manorial court roll 1604, Ringwood manorial account c1434, with North Fareham alias Roche Court manorial court roll 1599 1383-1623 (129A14)

Haringey Archive Service

  • Tottenham manor: charters, grants, releases, quitclaim and other records 1304-1424 (ldbcm:a:8/MR)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Deeds granting land to the poor of Walkern 1614-1707 (Acc 5621)
  • Cheshunt manor: deeds, surrenders, admissions and other papers c1577-1875 (Acc 5544)
  • Little Berkhamsted manor: surrenders, admissions and other papers 1620-1766 (Acc 5606)

Highland Archives: Caithness Archive Centre

  • Keith & Murray, solicitors, Thurso: estate and other client records 1558-1969 (P818)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Lord Protector: letter to the Admiralty and Navy officers authorising issue of twelve barrels of powder to Sir John Reynolds 1657 (5743)

Islington Local History Centre

  • Richard Cloudesley's Charity: minutes, leases, deeds, indentures, misc property documents, agreements, conveyances and feoffments 1620-1990 (S/RCC)

Kent History and Library Centre

  • Revington manor: rental c1340 (U3999)

Lancashire Archives

  • Mary Higham (fl 1974), local historian: deeds and research papers 1599-1974 (DDX 3015)
  • Lancaster charters and seals from various provenances, incl a number of medieval royal charters 13th-20th cent (LAU 1, MBLA)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Clapson & Sons, shipbuilders and repairers, Barton upon Humber: records incl job sheets for vessels built, financial records and deeds 17th-20th cent (CLAPSON)
  • Deeds and documents transferred from the Charity Commission incl accounts for Boston Charter lands (16th cent) and many local charities 16th-20th cent (6-CHAR)
  • Survey book of Wrangle, with later related papers 1676-1771 (MISC DEP 739)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • New River Company: oath of Hugh Myddleton and charter 1619 (ACC/1953/A)
  • St Giles in the Fields parish, Holborn: records incl registers, fee books, financial records, visitor books, photographs, pew books, corresp, charity papers, with papers rel to 26 West Street 1561-2008 (B14/053)
  • St Saviour parish, Southwark: records incl minutes, registers of admissions of wardens of the Great Account, service register, financial and legal records, corresp, photographs, recordings, architects' reports, plans and lantern slides 1604-1933 (B14/037)
  • Harmondsworth manorial court rolls and Augmentations Office particulars for grant for Master William Paget (1547) 1547-1766 (B14/130)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Gressenhall manor: court records and deeds c1400-1850 (ACC 2014/244)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Graham family, baronets, of Norton Conyers: estate and family papers, incl hunting diary of Sir Reginald Graham 15th-20th cent (ZKZ)
  • Lister family, Barons Ribblesdale: estate papers for Gammersgill, incl tithe and inclosure papers, abstract of title and financial records 1656-1867 (ZLS)
  • Marwood family of Langbaurgh: records as chief bailiffs of Langbaurgh 17th-19th cent (ZDU)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Rent roll of all persons who gathered turves and firewood in Oakhunger Mosses 1609 (2014/29)

Northumberland Archives

  • Lord Crewe's Charity Trust: Bamburgh and Bamburgh Castle manorial records 1653-1920 (NRO 10578)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Sir Horatio David Davies (1842-1912), MP, Lord Mayor of London: legal papers and deeds rel to estates in West Bridgford, Colwick and Sneinton 16th-20th cent (8678)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Murray Threipland family of Dale and Toftingall and Fingask: papers rel to the Perthshire and Caithness estates, with family and trust corresp 1544-1957 (MS336)

Peterborough Archives

  • Peterborough Museum Society Manuscript Collection [transferred from Peterborough City Museum and Art Gallery] 14th-19th cent (Acc 2014/29)

Rotherham Archives and Local Studies

  • Athorpe family of Thorpe Hall: Yorks (Dinnington and Owsthrope) manorial and parish records 1619-1894, Kent (Southfleet) steward's summons 1738, with deeds, family and estate papers, mainly rel to Dinnington, with Carver family papers [transferred from Sheffield Archives, former ref: AM] c1350-1823 (916-M)
  • Fullerton family of Thrybergh: family and estate papers c1678-1946 (966-F, 968-F)

Shropshire Archives

  • Morville parish: records incl registers 1562-2007 (8826)
  • Licence of alienation to Thomas Cecill and others of two messuages and hereditaments in Shifnal, with Great Seal of Edward VI 1553 (8810)
  • Volume of transcripts of Shrewsbury Borough charters, Edward VI to James II 16th-18th cent (8922)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Helyar family of Coker Court: grant of arms to William Helyar 1607 (DD\WHh)
  • Walker-Heneage family of Compton Bassett: letters patent to Richard Lane for good service 1661 (DD\WHb)
  • Hood family, Viscounts Bridport: corresp, diaries and papers incl memoirs of John Periam of Butleigh Wootton 1791, pattern book 1675, recipe book, file of letters written by Horatio Nelson 1795-1800, with covering letters, a letter from the Duke of Wellington 1836, and a signed poem from the Poet Laureate Southey 1827 1600-1999 (A\DXD)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Lichfield Record Office

  • Sir John Floyer (1649-1734), physician: family deeds rel mainly to Lichfield properties, initially rel to Sir John Floyer 17th-19th cent (579)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office

  • Chetwynd family of Brocton and Gorton: deeds and personal papers 1623-1804 (7336)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Cockfield Hall and Earls Hall manors: court rolls, court books, rentals and stewards' papers 1331-1899 (HD3283)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Holt Wilson family of Nowton and Bury St Edmunds: estate records mainly comprising deeds, leases, accounts, rentals, bills and receipts, sales particulars, plans and corresp c1600-1950 (HA240)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Beccles parish: property records incl terriers (16) 1560-1957 (109)

Surrey History Centre

  • Dorking, Reigate, East Betchworth, Newdigate and Harrowsley manors: account roll 1299-1300 (9311)
  • Deeds rel to land in Ewhurst and Abinger, Surrey (2) 1552 (9283, 9327)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Guild of freemasons, carvers, stone cutters, sculptors, brickmakers, glaziers, painters, stainers, founders, nailors, pewterers, plumbers, millwrights, saddlers, bridlers, trunkmakers and distillers of Gateshead: charter granted by Bishop Cosin 1671 (GU.DTM)
  • Company of Drapers, Tailors, Mercers, Hardwaremen, Coopers and Chandlers of the Borough of Gateshead: charter granted by Oliver Cromwell with rare portrait of Cromwell drawn on charter 1658 (GU.DTM)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Townsend family of Kings Newnham: family and estate papers c1590-1980 (03044)
  • Arlidge's Charity, Kenilworth: minutes, accounts, estate papers, and records rel to the schools at Kenilworth 17th-20th cent (02320)

West Dunbartonshire Council Archive Services: Dumbarton Library

  • Dumbarton Burgh: titles and sasines rel to the Royal Burgh of Dumbarton 1549-1781 (GDD/10/53)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Bingley Grammar School: minutes, accounts, photographs, admission registers, corresp, scholarship and grants papers, deeds and ephemera 1564-2008 (WYB618)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Lowther family, baronets, of Swillington and Erbistock Hall: family and business papers, incl deeds, corresp, political papers, with estate and mining papers [transferred from Denbighshire Archives, former ref: DD/L] 1524-1935 (WYW1827)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Bennett family of Codford St Mary, Tisbury and Warminster: legal papers, family histories, wills, corresp and papers 1543-1949 (4229)
  • Salisbury Diocese: draft register of institutions by Bishop John Piers 1577-1587 (D1)
  • St John's Hospital, Wilton: register of leases 1639-1713 (1671)
  • Court rolls and other manorial records for Urchfont, West Harnham, Ebbesbourne, Chalke Hundred, Brigmerston and Milston, Wimborne Borough (Dorset) and others 1262-1829 (4258)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Stretton family of Worcestershire: family papers incl photographs and family tree 1603-2004 (15607)
  • Benjamin Hadley Sanders, solicitors, Bromsgrove: deeds and sale catalogues rel to Steps House and other property in Bromsgrove 1684-1935 (15655)
  • John Stallard & Co, solicitors, Worcester: clients' papers incl deeds and corresp 17th-19th cent (15731)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-1665), author, naval commander and diplomat: manuscript poems in praise of Lady Venetia Digby, or elegies in her memory 1623-1633 (Add MS 89136)
  • Complete copy of Catholicon Anglicum, English-to-Latin bilingual dictionary 1483 (Add MS 89074)

Jersey Archive

  • Collas family of Jersey: contracts and papers 1294-1916 (JA/2459)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland: records of individual Baptist churches in Ireland 1658-2007 (CR11/UNL/1)

Wallace Collection

  • Alfred Émilien O'Hara (1811-1892), Comte de Nieuwerkerke and collector: personal papers and papers rel to his work as Surintendant des Beaux-Arts and publicly commissioned sculptures 1626-1893 (NIEU/)


Wellcome Library

  • Fox family of Falmouth: medical papers of prominent family members c1650-1950 (PP/FOX)

Yorkshire Archaeological Society

  • Quitclaim of William Otteley, Master of the Hospital of the Holy Trinity and Blessed Virgin in Fossgate, York, to John Anstanmore and his wife Agnes, rel to property in Monkgate, York 1429 (MD487)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Paston family, Earls of Yarmouth: deeds c1530-1539 (TTAK)
  • Miscellaneous manuscript fragments collected by Professor Toshiama Takamiya, University of Tokyo, incl manuscripts from the Estelle Doheny collection, with other manuscript fragments (mostly devotional) and fragments of printed material 11th-16th cent (TTAK)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Sir Thomas Hope (1573-1646), 1st Baronet, Lord Advocate of Scotland: volumes (2) rel to Hope and Sir Thomas Hope junior 1630-1640 (Coll 1523)
  • Manuscript precept of seisin signed by George Durie, commendator of Dunfermline Abbey 1544 (Coll 1595)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • George Carey (1547-1603), 2nd Baron Hunsdon: letter to the Countess of Warwick, interceding on behalf of two of his servants 1593 (10961)
  • Thomas Pengelly (1675-1730), Chief Baron of the Exchequer: additional papers rel to court work, with business records of a related Thomas Pengelly, probably his grandfather, international merchant c1640-1730 (Pengelly)
  • Accounts of Thomas Harris of the Close, Salisbury, in a print copy of 'Schardanus Rider's' 'Brittish Merlin' 1667 (Vet.A3.f.2094)