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Major accessions to repositories in 2017 relating to Medieval and Early Modern


Berkshire Record Office

  • Loveden family of Buscot Park: additional estate records incl journals, inventories and material rel to local militia and poorhouses c1336-1900 (D/ELV)
  • Didcot manor: account and rental, with Stowell Stonor on dorse 1457 (D/EZ191)
  • Cholsey manor: court roll and misc papers 1646-1836 (D/EX2617)
  • Deeds of buildings currently Camp Hopson department store, Newbury 1594-1967 (D/EX2669)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Netherhall Tyndalls in Soham with Fordham manorial court books 1522-1780 (R117/035)
  • St Georges in Kingston manorial court roll (1588-1593) and deeds of property in Fordham 1413 and Wood Ditton 1573 1413-1593 (R117/040)

Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library

  • Map of the Mote, near Canterbury 1635 (Map/227)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Letters patent of Mary I granting the former Snelshall Priory and land in Whaddon to Edmund Ashfield 1554 (AR 32/2017)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Martinscroft family: deeds and papers rel to the family incl inquisition on rights of fisherman at Thelwall, 1401 and surveys of Crab Hall 1401-1833 (D 8984)
  • Morton of Little Morton Estate: pedigree roll c 1600 (D9006)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Petitions and papers with arguments for and against Penryn becoming a coinage town, originating from Penryn and other Cornish towns 1682-1732 (AD2509)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Anne Clifford (1590-1676), Baroness Clifford, wife of 4th Earl of Pembroke: corresp and other family papers 1540s-1676 (DDIG1)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • The Skipton set, Great Books of Record: three volumes of Veteripont and Clifford family history and transcripts of records c1649-1652 (WDHOTH/1/29)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Sir Joseph Paxton (1801-1865), politician, architect and landscape gardener: deeds, abstracts of title and other papers rel to his Matlock and Derbyshire estates c1618-1899 (D8074)

Dorset History Centre

  • Batten & Co, solicitors, Chard and Yeovil: additional Batten family papers, primarily deeds and some rentals 1400-1900 (D-BTT)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Harrison family of Sutton Place: records incl the diary and commonplace book of Thomas Harison of Sutton Place, 1795 1650-2000 (12979)
  • Lawson Lewis Blakers, solicitors: deeds of Wilbees in Arlington, 1654-1923, and of Providence Chapel, Lewes, 1664-1968 1654-1968 (12818)
  • Rooks, Rider & Co, solicitors: deeds of Broadreed Farm, Mayfield 1590-1770 (12806)

Essex Record Office

  • Ashdon Hall manor: court rolls 1518-1602 (non consecutive), court books and draft court books 1710-1916, minute books 1710-1882 non-consecutive and a rental 1697 1518-1916 (A14754)
  • Lawford Hall and Lawford Sayes manorial court rolls, rentals and stewards' papers; Lawford parish papers, receipts for rates and accounts; deeds and papers rel to Lawford and marriage settlements rel to Green family of Lawford 1569-1869 (A14693)
  • Coggeshall deeds 1427-1574 (A14759)
  • Map of Whitehouse Farm, Tolleshunt D'Arcy by Robert Whistpaine 1664 (A14764)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • City of York Council: Legal Property records, Social Care records, Coroners Records and Contracts from Guildhall 16th-20th cent

Glamorgan Archives

  • Guy Howell Jones, Cardiff: family papers c16th-20th cent (D1489)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Godsell family of Stroud: family papers largely rel to trusts and legal settlements, with deeds 1604-1956 (D14550)

Gwent Archives

  • British Records Association: deeds and other records rel to Gwent County and predecessors c1552-1955 (Accession 6286)
  • Deeds rel to Chapel Hill United and Francis Bradford Charities 1634-1983 (D6263)
  • Records collected by Mr RT Jones, local historian of Blackwood incl deeds, apprenticeship indenture, map of Blackwood area, and printed items 1659-1981 (Accession 3278)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Wither family of Manydown: Hampshire (Manydown, Worting, Wymering etc) and Berkshire (Woolstone) deeds, manorial, estate and family papers; Tangier Park farm and estate accounts and Wither, Bigg-Wither family papers 1600-1900 (102A17)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Mutlow & Barber, solicitors, Ledbury: deeds, correspondence, plans, maps and sale documents relating to Ledbury 1632-1900 (DB01)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • St Albans City Council: additional records 1585-1930 (Off Acc 1902)
  • Deeds rel to Sawbridgeworth 1592-1661 (Acc 5918)

Kent History and Library Centre

  • Hogben family, surveyors, Ashford: estate maps of Ratlinge Court, Bobbing Court Lodge Farm and lands in Upchurch, Stockbury and elsewhere and estate map of property in Detling, Thurnham and Bearsted (1744) 1637-1908 (U4159, U47)

Lancashire Archives

  • Pedigree of Major General Charles Worsley of Platt Hall, Manchester 1655 (DDX 3171)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Shirley family, Earls Ferrers: additional deeds and papers c1230-1625 (DE9435)
  • Charter of William Praies, knight, conferring upon Sir Thomas de Golthorp and Alice, daughter of Sir Hugh de Pleci, land and the advowson of the church, in the Manor of Knossington 1318 (DE9387)

Norfolk Record Office

  • New Buckenham parish: additional records, incl churchwardens', overseers of the poor, schools, charities, high bailiffs and bailiffs, constables and manorial papers 13th-20th cent (ACC 2017/71)
  • Deeds rel to land in Fitcham and Longham 1316-1431 (MC 3255)
  • Deeds rel to Kirby Cane charity lands 1647-1797 (ACC 2017/38)
  • Deeds and legal papers incl Salhouse sheepwalk case 1735 16th cent-1949 (MC 3382)
  • Conveyance of land at Wramplingham by William Moore of Framlingham, Suffolk to Christopher Hirne of Wramplingham 1616 (MC 3387)

North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Great Torrington Town Lands and Poor Charity: wills, with Charity Commissioners report (1905) 1547-1672 (B1310)

Northamptonshire Archives

  • Tiffield parish: glebe terrier and inventory of church lands 1682 (327P)
  • Records rel mainly to Daventry area collected by Edward Reid Smith, library studies lecturer, incl charters for Ashby St Ledgers, manorial records for Kilsby and misc deeds 1299-1751 (ERS)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Privy Council: letter signed by Earl of Essex, Sir Robert Cecil, Lord Hunsden (Lord Chamberlain and patron of Shakespeare's company), Lord Howard of Effingham and Earl Nottingham, Archbishop of Canterbury and others, concerning the cost of equipping soldiers levied to fight in Ireland 1598-1599 (DR1426)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Batten family of Yeovil: family and solicitors' papers with material collected by John Batten the Younger for antiquarian and genealogical research incl manorial records, maps, diaries and property records 14th-20th cent (A\EIK)
  • Taunton and Taunton Deane manor: court leet presentments, with lists of officers, accounts and corresp 1333-2010 (DD\SP)
  • Letter patent of exemplification rel to the manor, town and hundred of Frome 1446 (A\BAV)

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

  • Grant of land in Somershall, Derbyshire, to Rocester Abbey 13th cent (7540)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Impey manor: court roll, with Howckton (fragment) 1594 (HD3400)
  • Indenture rel to sale of land in Knettishall 1663 (HD3393)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Letters patent of James I to Robert Hopton and John Harrington 1620 (HD4107)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • John Goodchild archive and antiquarian collection: records incl West Yorkshire poor law records, inquest notebooks and records rel to the Calder and Hebble Navigation 14th cent-c 2014 (Acc JG)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Bayntun family of Bromham: rental of the manors of Bromham Bayntun, Bromham, Bremhill, Stanley and Rowden in Chippenham 1657 (4406)
  • Committee of Wiltshire: order acknowledging that Richard Mors of Badbury, Chiseldon, had been accused of speaking 'grosse words against the Parliament', but that this was 'through rashness rather than out of dissafection' but imposing a fine on him of £100 1647 (4383)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • John Flavell (1630-1691), Presbyterian minister and author of religious writings: ms notebook 'An Exposition of the Assemblies Catechism with practical inferences from each Question, as it was carried on in the Lords days Exercises in Dartmouth, in the first year of liberty 1688' c1688-1692 (Add MS 89247)
  • Music cypher ms passed to Charles II (1630-1685), King of Great Britain and Ireland, following the Battle of Worcester 1651 (Add MS 89288)
  • Commonplace book of religious writings 17th cent (Add MS 89248)
  • The Mostyn Psalter-Hours c1275-1325 (Add MS 89250)
  • Sir John Perceval, 1st Earl of Egmont (1683-1748): autograph letter to John Pigott of Brockley rel to the state of Ireland following the accession of James II and the Monmouth Rebellion 1685 (Add MS 89253)
  • Letters rel to Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), primarily on her trial and execution c1584-1587 (Add MS 89283)
  • William Jemmat (d 1678), Puritan cleric and author: autograph spiritual notebook c1615 (Add MS 89252)
  • Samuel Davis, (fl 1666), of Woodbridge: letters to Thomas Pengelly, merchant rel to business about the ship The Returne and domestic matters 1666 (Add MS 89269)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • J H Lenfestey (1934-2012), archivist: papers, mainly deeds, livres de perchage, and documents rel to fiefs and Guernsey families, incl a box of papers and items formerly in the possession of his cousin T F Priaulx while interned at Laufen camp, Germany during the Occupation of Guernsey 14th-21st cent (2017-001)
  • Colonel John Bingham (1615-1673), Governor of Guernsey: letter to Captain James Guille of St George, Bailiff, Peter Massy, Constable, and John Girard, Elder, concerning the absence of a minister for Castel parish 1654 (AQ 1527/77)

Jersey Archive

  • William Garnett Taunton and Eleanor Juliana de Sails: family papers and related documents of the Taunton, Hamilton, Mauger, Grove, de Montmorency and de Salis families, with watercolours believed to be by Henrietta Mauer or her daughter Joan Taunton, and early modern documents collected by Mervyn Grove de Salis Taunton c1600-1959 (JA/3211)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Bodelwyddan family: pedigree roll created by Griffith Hughes 1660 (NLW MS 24108G)
  • List of grievances about finances in the Welsh Marches presented by Francis Bacon to James VI & I 1610 (NLW MS 24045F (amryw))
  • Pedigree of Gawen Goodman of Ruthin, first drawn and set down by Simwnt Fychan and newly drawn by Richarde Thomlyns of Denbigh 1584
  • Pedigree roll showing the descent of the Watkins family, from Bennet Penclawdd to William and Thomas Watkins of Usk, possibly compiled by Walter Hopkins or one of his assistants c1637 (NLW MS 24114G)
  • Dolobran panel depicting the arms of the Lloyd family impaling Stanley with numerous quarterings and impalement 1650 (NLW MS 24110)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • Sir Richard Haddock (1629-1715), admiral: journal kept in the company of Sir Anthony Deane (c1638-1721) detailing a journey to buy timber and plank to build 30 ships for the Navy 1677 (JOD/305)


Douai Abbey

  • English Carmelite Nuns of Lierre and Darlington: records incl annals, accounts, profession registers, photographs and corresp 1648-2017

Lambeth Palace Library

  • George Morley (1597-1684), Bishop of Winchester: three tracts 1661-1662 (MS 5122)
  • Unpublished treatise on the Doctrine of the Two Covenants (Election and Reprobation) and Original Sin prefaced by a spiritual autobiography by an anonymous woman writer c1660 (MS 5121)

St George's Chapel Archives and Chapter Library

  • William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury: exemplification of the will of Sir Reginald Bray (c.1440-1503) with witness depositions 1511 (M.1316)

Ushaw College

  • Collection of papers comprising General Monck passport [1661], recusant legal docs, letters of George Burton, bishop of Clifton, saints scrapbook, City of Mexico letter c1661-1999 (UC)

Wellcome Collection

  • Unbound ms, by the scribe Jakob Kreutter von Augsburg, incl the complete text of Nikolaus Frauenlob von Hirschberg's 'Elixer', an extensive natural-scientific compendium; the 'Arzneibuch', or Pharmacopoeia', of Ortolf von Baierland; and the 'Korpus der Klostermedizin', which lists magic and spells alongside medical instruction 1489 (MS.9280)


Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • 15 fragments of leaves of Gratian's 'Decretum', by an unknown scribe 13th cent (DM2736)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts

  • Grant of land in Derbyshire to Nicholas son of Adam Warpeloc c1280 (MS. Add. 10166)
  • Rent roll for Christchurch ecclesiastical estate, Ipswich c1291 (MS Add. 10185)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Eden family, baronets, of West Auckland: Durham, Yorks and Northumberland deeds and estate papers, incl mineral rights 14th cent-20th cent (EDE)
  • French or Normandy gradual fragment late 12th century (ADD)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Scott-Moncrieff family of Fossoway: letters and legal documents 1662-1860 (Coll-1803)
  • Sir George Mackenzie (1636-1691), legal author: MS volume of genealogies of Scottish families 17th cent (Coll-1802)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Hardmett family of Ruddington: deeds 1641 (MS 991)