Three women linking arms. Cat ref: Coal 80/673/013 Accessions to repositories
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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Medieval and Early Modern


Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

  • Russell family, Dukes of Bedford: Beds (Eversholt) deeds 1602-1904 (R)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Johnson, Bede and Lane Charity, Little Wilbraham: records, incl minutes, accounts and fee farm roll 1622-1990 (R116/052)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Dod, Finney and Godwin families of Fulshaw, Pownall Fee, Poynton and Middlewich: family and estate papers 13th-20th cent (D 8815)
  • Perryn and Gerrald family of Mickle Trafford: family papers 1590-1844 (D 8814)
  • King's School, Macclesfield: charter of King Edward VI 1547 (SP 3)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Craven family, Earls of Craven: London (St Martin-in-the-Fields) survey 1652 (2871)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Conwy parish records c1621-1999 (CEP3)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Elizabeth Knight (fl 1667): notebook, with additions from family members 1667-1739 (1905M)
  • Grant by John Ferers to Thomas Ferers of estates in Kingston, with transcriptions 1384 (ZAIN)

Doncaster Archives

  • Warde-Aldam family of Frickley Hall: deeds 12th-20th cent (DD WA)

Dorset History Centre

  • Maps of Dorset by William Kip (1610) and Christopher Saxton (1575) 1575-1610 (M/196, M/20)

Durham County Record Office

  • Vereker family, Viscounts Gort: deeds to Hamsterley Hall and Rowlands Gill 15th-20th cent (D/X 2076)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Percy Walker, solicitors, Hastings: business and client papers incl of predecessor companies c1595-1915 (12574)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Palling family of Brownshill: additional records incl deeds rel to the Palling and Carruthers families, copy court rolls for manor of Painswick, papers rel to Brownhill Court estate, cloth accounts and corresp 1587-1956 (D14212)
  • William Sheppard (d 1674), barrister: digital copy commonplace book 17th cent (D14283)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Deeds rel to Bengeo 1367-1400 (Acc 5857)

Highland Archives

  • Munro family of Foulis: legal papers 1299-1823 (GD93)

Isle of Man Public Record Office

  • Court of Common Law, Isle of Man: records 1600-1901 (A58)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Letter from Franco Niccolo Capponi to Philip and Bartholomew Corsini, Florentine merchants of London 1590 (CLC/B/062/MS22280A)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Ronald Clive Fiske (b 1938) antiquarian collector and bibliophile: Morningthorpe Manor manuscript sale incl diaries, deeds, maps, manorial records, estate records, travel journals and business records rel to Norfolk 15th-20th cent (ACC 2016/155, 156, 158,159, 164, MC 3244)

North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Bishops Nympton manor: deeds, leases, rentals, accounts and surveys 1613-1872 (B1277)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Stewart family of Balnakeilly: additional letters and papers 1657-1802 (16/07)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • Brandhall farm, Oldbury: Lyttleton and Powell family documents rel to Warley Salop and Warley Wigorn 1686-1777 (2016/01)

Shropshire Archives

  • Hope-Edwards family of Netley Hall: additional estate papers and additional records rel to London estates (nd) 16th-19th cent (9197, 9206)
  • Lacon Childe family of Shropshire: additional family and estate records incl corresp 16th-18th cent (9191)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Warrant signed by Charles I to Attorney General Sir Robert Heath rel to deforestation of Somerset and Wiltshire c1627 (A\BAV)

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

  • Hall family of Ford and Grindon: family papers incl deeds, wills and probate records, estate records, letters and accounts c1349-1898 (D7481)
  • Confirmation of grant of land in the territory of Biddulph 1302 (7510)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Deed of gift Thomas Deneys of (Gippwico) Ipswich and others 1457 (HD4081)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Charter of Altrincham with seal 1290 (TRA784)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Deeds to Freshfield Forge 1580-1605 (18196)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Hussey-Freke family of Hannington: Wiltshire (Hannington) deeds, manorial and other estate papers; Hampshire (Nursling) deeds; household and family papers 1356-1875 (1531A)
  • Deeds rel to land and properties at Littleton Drew c1275-1613 (4347)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Commission of Array calling men to join the King's army 1642 (15911)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Grant of arms to Jean Belmain, French tutor to Edward VI and Elizabeth I 1552 (Add MS 89166)
  • Chantry roll rel to Northamptonshire 1548 (Add MS 89167)
  • Burton Abbey: cartulary c1250-1400 (Add MS 89169)
  • Combermere Abbey: cartulary 1524-1529 (Add MS 89168)

British Library, Music Collections

  • Warrant, addressed to Thomas Fauconbridge [Fauconberg], receiver general of the public revenue, for payment of 10 pounds each to Clement Laniere and Andrew Laniere, musician's to the late king, for the sums still due to them after King Charles I's execution 1649 (Music Deposit 2016/48)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Jean Laysne (John Laine), native of Normandy: deed of naturalisation and accompanying papers signed by Sir Thomas Leighton, Captain and Governor of Guernsey 1591 (AQ 1437/13)

Jersey Archive

  • Vibert and Le Gros family of La Fontaine, St Brelade: legal and family papers rel to La Fontaine, La Route du Franc Fief, St Brelade, with related research 1571-1830 (JA/2929)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Sir Edward Walker (1612-1677), Garter King of Arms: documents rel to the English Civil War in the West Country, incl minutes of meetings of the Council of War, draft proclamations and commissioning documents 1643-1645 (NAM.2016-07-42)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • George Owen (1552-1613), Welsh antiquary and historian: narrative history of the Earls of Pembroke, with armorial and genealogies c1624 (NLW MS 24076B)
  • Neath Ultra manor: rent rolls (3) 1540, 1666 (NLW MS 24078G, NLW MS 24074G)


Lambeth Palace Library

  • Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (1404-1486), Archbishop of Canterbury: register rel to the cathedral and diocese of Canterbury 1454-1486 (MS 5082)
  • Thomas Thirlby (1506-1570), Bishop of Ely: journal of a diplomatic embassy to Rome 1555 (MS 5076)


Cambridge University Library: Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts

  • Book of Hours, Delft c1445 (MS Add.10145)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Southern French hymnal fragment later 12th century (ADD)
  • French scribal practice leaf 15th century (ADD)
  • Low Countries missal bifolium mid 12th cent (ADD)
  • English homiliary leaves mid 12th cent (ADD)
  • Italian Book of Hours c1475 (ADD)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894), politician, diplomat and archaeologist: corresp, commonplace and recipe books 1468-1994 (AHL)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • John Donne (1573-1631), Dean of St Paul's Poet: 'Meditation upon a Good Friday, ryding from London towards Exceter, westward' (MS. Don. c. 231)
  • William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury: letter to John Greaves of Merton College 1642 (MS. Don. c. 232)
  • Agreement between Charles I and the Mayor and citizens of Oxford rel to Port Meadow and Wolvercote Common 1643 (11951)

St Andrews University Library

  • Charles II (1630-1685): letter to James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews, ordering him to summon a national synod of the Church of Scotland 1664 (ms38999)
  • Robert Ewyn, scribe: The Marchmont Manuscript of Regiam Majestatem, Scottish law text 1548 (ms39000)
  • Francesco Marcaldi (fl 1571-1597), scribe: Life of Mary Queen of Scots c1579 (ms39009)