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Reference D/EN
Covering dates 1221-1930
Held by Berkshire Record Office
Extent 49 series
Source of acquisition Acc 120, 184, 258, 494, 1090, 556 and 636 Acc 3964 [F66, Q5-6, Z8]
Creators Neville family of Billingbear Park, Berkshire; Aldworth family of Stanlake, Berkshire
Related information Other documents of the Neville family have been deposited in the Essex Record Office and the Public Record Office

Contents:
Manorial, estate and family documents of the Neville and Aldworth families of Billingbear and Stanlake in Waltham St. Lawrence, Hurst and Ruscombe.
The papers of the related families of Neville of Billingbear Park and Aldworth of Stanlake, 1221 - 1935, include an exceptionally varied group of official records, reflecting the families' significant political roles and contributions to public life. Of particular interest are papers relating to the management of Windsor Forest, 1496 - 1817, and the notebooks of Richard Neville Aldworth (later Neville), recording parliamentary debates, 1747 - 1766. The correspondence of Henry Neville, MP, and his brother Richard, a Colonel in Charles I's army, 1640 - 1697, is also of interest. The estate records include title deeds and records of a number of manors in east Berkshire, c. 1375 - 1935. The archive also includes material deriving from other related families, including the Greys of Essex, the Stavertons of Warfield, and the Jalaberts of Geneva, Switzerland, and Sussex. One interesting early document is the prenuptial marriage settlement of John, son of Ralph, Lord Neville, and either Alienore or Elizabeth, daughters of Sir Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent, with the seal of the Earl's mother Joan Plantagenet (the Fair Maid of Kent).



ESTATE PAPERS  D/EN E  [n.d.]

Source of acquisition: E15-17 Acc 556
E18 - 23 Acc 1090


Agreement between Sir Henry Nevill and the customary tenants of the manor of Waltham St. Lawrence regarding the certainty of fines on copyholds in return for licence for Sir Henry to enclose 24 acres  D/EN/E1/1  1574

1 document

Agreement of Sir Henry Nevill and tenants of the manor of Waltham St. Lawrence for emparking 20a. at Billingbear and surrender of common rights over the same  D/EN/E1/2  1596

1 document

Quitclaim by two copyholders on the 20a. As in D/EN/E1/2  D/EN/E1/3  1596

1 document

Further agreement by the same parties as in D/EN/E1/2  D/EN/E1/4  1597

1 document

Agreement concerning the imparking of land at Billingbear by Henry Grey  D/EN/E2  1740

1 document

Agreement at the manor court of Wargrave to allow a tenant to enclose land (¾ a. of waste at Scarletts in Wargrave)  D/EN/E3  1775-1776

1 document

Agreement between R. A. Neville and the Parish Officers of Winkfield concerning the cutting of peat and fern at the bog called Coblers Hole, for use outside the parish  D/EN/E4  1792

1 document

Printed Act for enclosing lands in the manors of Waltham St. Lawrence and Hall in Waltham St. Lawrence  D/EN/E5/1  1803

1 document

Printed Act for enclosing lands in the parish of Hurst  D/EN/E5/2  1807

1 document

Printed Act for the enclosure of waste lands in Waltham St. Lawrence  D/EN/E5/3  1810

1 document

Printed Act for enclosing lands in Wargrave and Warfield  D/EN/E5/4  1814

1 document

Bailiff's or steward's accounts  D/EN/E6  1599-1600

1 vol

Contents:
Items of household and farm expenditure, including servants' clothes and wages, food, etc. The accounts appear to be for the estate of the Staverton family of Warfield, who owned Anvilles Farm in Kintbury (see Berks. V.C.H. IV, 212), and are probably for their Kintbury property. They include classified accounts, at the end of the volume, for sales of wheat and wool, receipts for rent, and statements of barley, maslin, oats, rye and seed wheat used.

Accounts.  D/EN/E7/1  1692-1707

1 vol

Mutilated in places

Contents:
Probably kept by a member of the Neville family and arranged alphabetically under the name of the person involved. Appears to contain receipts only.

Loose bills and accounts  D/EN/E7/2  1687-1707

29 documents

Contents:
Removed from within above volume

Rental with accounts for the Billingbear Estate  D/EN/E8  1737

1 vol

Papers relating to Frogmore and Shaw in New and Old Windsor.  D/EN/E9  1696-1724

28 documents

Contents:
Include particulars, surveys, accounts, correspondence and copy of the lease from William III; a series of considerable importance

Draft abstracts of title, deeds and settlements relating to the Aldworth family  D/EN/E10  1564-1746

25 documents

Bonds, bills and other miscellaneous estate papers connected with the Aldworth family  D/EN/E11  1685-1735

28 documents

Lease of a towpath by the Thames, with a bridge and tolls of the path and bridge, in Old Windsor  D/EN/E12/1-4  1739-1800

4 documents

Contents:
Includes certificate of Quarter Sessions on the tolls, 1739

Register of deeds of Aldworth properties in Berks., Oxon and elsewhere.  D/EN/E13  1556-1683

1 vol

[Very fragile; not to be produced]

Miscellaneous estate papers.  D/EN/E14  c.1600-1848

1 bdl.

Contents:
Includes a list of evidence relating to the Neville estate, c.1600 and sale particulars of the manors of Whistley and Hinton in Hurst, 1786

Acquittance by Sir Henry Neville for a sum paid by Richard Staverton, on settlement of a dispute over land in Warfield, parcel of the manor of Wargrave  D/EN/E15  1579

1 document

Memoranda on tenants' holdings  D/EN/E16/1-2  c.1600

2 documents

Contents:
In Wargrave? Possibly for intended enfranchisement and a list of copyholders in Waltham St. Lawrence, for enfranchisement

Abstract of title to the manors of Billingbear, Wargrave, Warfield and Waltham St. Lawrence, 1551-1679, and other papers on descent of the manors of Wargrave and Hinton Pippard in Hurst and the rectory of Wargrave  D/EN/E17  (1551)-c.1700

3 documents

Printed Act for inclosure of common fields, etc., in Hurst  D/EN/E18  1807

1 document

Copy of Inclosure Award for Waltham St. Lawrence  D/EN/E19  1805

1 vol., 1 loose paper

Contents:
Under the Act of 43 Geo. III. With draft index to owners

Copies of Inclosure Award for Waltham St. Lawrence  D/EN/E20/1-2  1815

1 vol., 1 bdl.

Contents:
Under the Act of 50 Geo. III

Printed Act for inclosure of Wargrave and Warfield  D/EN/E21  1814

1 document

Contents:
54 Geo. III

Copies of Inclosure Award for Warfield  D/EN/E22/1-2  1817

1 vol., 1 bdl.

Copy of Inclosure Award for Wargrave  D/EN/E23  1818

1 vol.

FAMILY PAPERS  D/EN F  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
In 1714 Catherine Neville, eventual heiress of the Billingbear estate, married Richard Aldworth of Stanlake, thereby uniting two important families of Berkshire. The Nevilles, who built up their Berkshire estate during the sixteenth century, were descended from Ralph, Lord Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and were closely related to the Barons of Bergavenny. Sir Henry Neville (d.1593) was lieutenant of the county, a justice, and a verderer of Windsor Forest. His son, also Sir Henry, added to his county duties those of Ambassador at Paris, 1598-1600, though becoming implicated in the Essex plot, he was recalled and imprisoned for a short time. His son, yet another Sir Henry, was a man of letters of some note, while a Henry Neville of the fourth generation married the heiress of the Staverton family of Warfield and, dying childless, added considerably to the already large estate held by his family in East Berks. During the Civil War this Henry Neville favoured the Parliamentary cause while his elder brother Richard was a Colonel in the Royalist forces. The third son and namesake of this Richard married Lady Catherine Grey, daughter and heiress of Lord Grey of Wark. The three children of that marriage were Grey Neville, a politician, Henry Grey and Catherine, who married Richard Aldworth as noted above. As neither of the brothers had an heir, Richard Neville Aldworth, the son of Catherine and Richard Aldworth, became heir to the Neville and Grey estates as well as to his paternal properties. He later adopted the surname Neville, was a politician and diplomat of note and later became heir to the Braybrooke title and estates in Essex and elsewhere. His son in 1797 succeeded to these and became the 2nd Lord Braybrooke.

Neville family  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: D/EN/F42-F47/2 Acc 556


Pre-nuptial settlement between Ralph, Lord Neville and Sir Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent, for a marriage between John son of Ralph and either Alienore or Elizabeth, daughters of Thomas Holland.  D/EN/F1  1394

1 document

[Norman French; bears the seal of the Earl of Kent and has the arms of Joan Plantagenet, 'The Fair Maid of Kent', mother of Thomas Holland, blazoned at top left-hand corner]

Licence to Sir John, son of Sir Richard Gresham, to succeed to his father's estates.  D/EN/F2  1551

1 document

Imperfect Great Seal

Administrative history:
Sir John Gresham was the father of the wife of the first Sir Henry Neville of Billingbear

Letters of attorney from Sir Henry Neville to John Lovelace and John Whitwood, on his intention 'to depart owte of this Realme of England into the parties of beyond the See'.  D/EN/F3  1554

1 document

Inventory of the goods of Lady Frances Gresham, certified by Henry and Edward Neville (? her grandsons), executors.  D/EN/F4  1580

1 document

Contents:
Detailed; includes entry for 'Chieldes bedd given to Mres' Katherin Nevell by will'

Armorial pedigree of the Staverton family of Bray and Heathley Hall in Warfield.  D/EN/F5  c.1623

1 document

Contents:
This purports to show eight generations but the information does not tally with that given in V.C.H, Berks., vol. III, p. 106, though it may be a copy of the pedigree referred to on p. 185. It was made for Richard Staverton (d.1639) whose daughter married Henry Neville of the fourth generation and was heiress to the Warfield estates. At the bottom is the full achievement of the arms of Richard Staverton

Correspondence, memoranda, etc., of Sir Henry Neville (Ambassador to France, 1598-1600).  D/EN/F6  [n.d.]

Supplementary information: List of Sir Henry Neville's diplomatic papers available in B.R.O.

Contents:
Note: The miscellaneous papers of this member of the family have been sorted (a) in Essex where the purely diplomatic correspondence was removed for transfer to the Public Record Office; (b) for the purpose of this catalogue when the following major divisions were made:-
F 6: general correspondence
F 7: Trelawney correspondence (see below)
L 2: Staverton papers regarding law suits over Wargrave and Warfield (see below)
O 1: official papers (see below)
O 10: Windsor Forest papers (see below)

Miscellaneous correspondence, of Sir Henry Neville  D/EN/F6/1  1592-1615

19 documents

Contents:
Includes letters from Lord Howard, Sir Thomas Smith regarding sale of timber to East India Company, and Henry Savile; also 'note of all Sir Henry Nevills Land', 1601, his expenses Michaelmas-Christmas 1604, bond with Lord Petre, 1606, and instructions for the disposal of his estate, 1612, 1615.

Miscellaneous correspondence, etc., of Sir Henry Neville, undated.  D/EN/F6/2  c.1600

9 documents

Contents:
Includes letters from his father-in-law Sir Henry Killigrew and his sisters Dorothy Seymour and Katherine Doyly

Correspondence with Sir Thomas (father) and Sir Richard Brooke (son).  D/EN/F6/3  1608-1610

7 documents

Contents:
The latter married Catherine, daughter of Sir Henry Neville

Papers relating to the estate at Shellingford which was held by the Nevilles between 1598 and 1620  D/EN/F6/4  1599-1608

7 documents

Papers relating to the estate at Lund (East Yorks) held for a short time by the Nevilles  D/EN/F6/5  1598-1606

7 documents

Trelawney Papers, correspondence, memoranda, etc., concerning the executorship of Sir Jonathan Trelawney's Will and the wardship of his sons John and Edward  D/EN/F7  c.1604-1610

37 documents


Related information: See also F 44/3

Administrative history:
[Sir Henry Killegrew had three daughters: Anne who married Sir Henry Neville (the Ambassador); Elizabeth who married first Sir Jonathan Trelawney and after his death in 1604, Sir Thomas Reynell; and Dorothy, wife of Sir Edward Seymour. Sir Jonathan's mother Anne (nee Reskymer) married Sir William Mohun as her second husband. The Reynell match does not seem to have been wholly approved of by the Trelawney connection and evidently the settling up of the estate and care of his two young nephews gave Sir Henry Neville a considerable amount of work]

Correspondence, etc., mainly of Richard and Henry Neville, sons of the third Sir Henry Neville.  D/EN/F8  [n.d.]

Contents:
Richard was a Colonel in the Royalist Forces while his brother Harry was a member of one of Cromwell's Parliaments. The latter travelled extensively and had many friends in Italy

Correspondence, etc., including letters about the Forest Offices held by the Nevilles, and a pass for Richard Neville to visit London, 1641; letters to Richard Neville, 1695-1697  D/EN/F8/1  1640-1697

17 documents

Italian correspondence of Henry Neville mainly from Cosimo de' Medici  D/EN/F8/2  1644-1689

51 documents


Related information: See Report by H. R. Trevor-Roper; xerox copy stored with letters

Original will of Richard Neville (with codicil, 1667)  D/EN/F9  1661, 1667

1 document


Related information: See also F 40/3

Mortgage of shares in the New River Company  D/EN/F10  1688

1 document


Related information: See also 0 24

Letters of institution of Charles Neville, M.A., clerk, to the rectory of Emlode (co. Worcs.)  D/EN/F11  1696

1 document

Inventory of goods at Billingbear  D/EN/F12  1705

1 document

Contents:
Rough list only

Grey family:  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: F 13-16/1, 16/3, F 17: all transferred to the Essex Record Office, 8th December 1954

Pedigree of the Grey family  D/EN/F13  c,1640

Contents:
In volume form giving principal details for each member of family but no dates

Original will of Sir Edward Ford, father-in-law of Ralph, Lord Grey of Werke  D/EN/F14  1668

Contents:
The Uppark Estate at Harting (co. Sussex) came to the Greys from the Ford connection

Licence to Hon. Ralph Grey to hunt and kill in the Royal Forests south of Trent.  D/EN/F15  1689

Contents:
Signature of John, Lord Lovelace and fine impression of seal of the Chief Justice of the Forests south of Trent

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of various members of the Grey family including Ralph, Lord Grey and his two grandsons Grey Neville and Henry Grey.  D/EN/F16  [n.d.]


Related information: The diplomatic correspondence of Ralph, Lord Grey as Governor of Barbadoes is in the Essex Record Office.

Letters mainly to Lady Katherine Grey and mostly concerning estate matters  D/EN/F16/1/1-18  1608-1682

18 documents

Correspondence of Sir Ralph Grey, later Lord Grey of Werke.  D/EN/F16/1/19-31  1670-1704

13 documents

Contents:
Includes draft of royal pardon, 1685, official letter from Lord Godolphin concerning the Welsh Audit, 1702 and a further letter regarding public finance, 1702

Miscellaneous accounts, bills and receipts  D/EN/F16/1/32-54  1680-1705

23 documents

Contents:
Includes receipts for rents, wine and fishmongers bills and 'a Bill for the Hounds and Horses' at Bracknell

Correspondence of Grey Neville.  D/EN/F16/2  1710-1720

24 documents

Contents:
Mainly with his brother Harry and with his cousin Edward Ford.

Correspondence and papers of Henry Grey.  D/EN/F16/3  1706-1747

30 documents

Contents:
Relate to the administration of Lord Grey's Will, estate matters, etc., include one or two items addressed to his widow

Inventories, etc., relating to the disposal of the estate of Lord Grey after his death, in part to Lord Ossulston.  D/EN/F17  [n.d.]


Related information: See also F 16/3

Inventory and accounts  D/EN/F17/1  1706

Contents:
Inventory and appraisement of goods within Chillingham Castle (co. Northumberland) (10 July)
Account of the wines, strong and small beer at Chillingham (2 August)
Account of 'Corne Black Cattle and Sheep' delivered for the use of Charles Lord Ossulston (4 August)
A further inventory of wine, etc. (9 August)
Inventory and appraisement (14 August)

Inventory of the goods of Ralph Lord Grey deceased in Arlington Street, St. Martin's in the Fields (3 May)  D/EN/F17/2  1709

Inventories and accounts  D/EN/F17/3  1705; 1706; 1707; 1707; c.1703

Contents:
Inventory of goods at Up Park, Harting (co. Sussex) following an agreement between Lord Grey and Lord Ossulston (8 February)
Inventory of goods now at Up Park (22 October)
Account of goods left at Up Park (28 October)
Inventory of goods at Up Park sold to Lord Ossulston (1 February)
Goods not mentioned in above lists (January)
Brief Abstract of Title to Up Park estate (1625-1682)

Miscellaneous papers including lists of goods, horses, cattle and sheep, etc., sold to Lord Ossulston  D/EN/F17/4  1706

4 documents

Diary probably kept by Grey Neville during a tour made by him with his brother Henry through Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.  D/EN/F18/1  1700

1 vol.

Contents:
Many references to brother, to expenses, and comments on the tour

Accounts for a journey from Utrecht to Geneva.  D/EN/F18/2  c.1700

Contents:
Kept in French, this is probably the account book for the tour referred to above and was presumably kept by a servant who repeatedly refers to 'Mr. de Nevile'.

Grant to Henry Grey of the freedom of the Borough of Berwick-on-Tweed.  D/EN/F19  1722

Good impression of seal of Berwick on elaborate ribbon

Book of accounts between Henry Grey, Esq., and William Vachell, Esq., pursuant to a deed of trust  D/EN/F20  1726-1735

1 vol.

Original Will of Henry Grey  D/EN/F21  1732

Copy of marriage settlement between Lord Lymington (later Earl of Portsmouth) and the Hon. Mrs. Grey, relict of Henry Grey  D/EN/F22  1741


Related information: See also F 48

Probate inventory of the goods of Thomas Hitchmouth, vicar of Warfield, 1587, exhibited 1593.  D/EN/F42  1587

1 document

Contents:
Richard Staverton was overseer of the will. The inventory, by rooms, gives details of furniture and clothing and includes window panes in the parlour and great chamber, as a separate item

Copy [c. 1800] of the probate inventory of the goods of Sir Henry Neville of Billingbear, exhibited 1594.  D/EN/F43  1593

1 document

Contents:
The inventory, by rooms, gives details of furniture and farm livestock, etc., and of the Armoury, including an 'Anchent' ensign ? with its staff, which 'hath bene in Portingale'

Letters to Sir Henry Neville from his mother-in-law, Lady Periam  D/EN/F44/1-4  1604-1613

4 documents

Contents:
On appointment of a steward of her manor, 1604; from John Gordon, Dean of Salisbury, 1606; from Robert Beseley at Merton College, Oxford, on Sir Henry's nephews, 1608 see also F 7; from Sir Henry Savile, junior, on proposed purchase of an estate at Sonning, mentioning also rumours connected with the annulment of the Earl of Essex's marriage, 1613.

'Remembrances', probably of Sir Henry Neville.  D/EN/F45/1-2  1603, 1614

2 documents


Related information: (See D/EN/L7)

Contents:
Memoranda of estate, legal and other business to be transacted, persons to be seen, alterations to the house Billingbear ?, etc. The memoranda of 1614 are on business to be done in London and are partly concerned with the lawsuit with Warfield tenants

Letters from R. Neville, written at Addington, to William Hammond at Bracknell on family and estate matters, with letter on the burial of Henry Neville, 1649.  D/EN/F46  1648-1649

8 documents

Drawing of the monument [in Kingsclere church, Hants.?] to Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Neville of Billingbear and her husband, John Fawconer.  D/EN/F47/1  1714

1 document

Contents:
The printed pedigree (F 41) states that John and Elizabeth Fawconer were buried at Kingsclere but confuses the date of John's death (1707) with that of Elizabeth (1714)

' [...] : A Poem To The Memory of Richd. Neville Esqr.'  D/EN/F47/2  c.1717

1 document

Contents:
Richard Neville of Billingbear, 1655-1717. Contemporary copy.

Schedule of 'Mr. Grey's Debts' [Henry Neville, who assumed the name of Grey], and scheme for their payment  D/EN/F48  (1736)-1740

1 document

Source of acquisition: Acc. 556



Related information: See also F 21

Aldworth family  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: F 30A - F 35 Acc 184 F49 Acc 556


Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of various members of the Aldworth family.  D/EN/F23  [n.d.]

Contents:
The Aldworths held various official positions including that of Auditor in the Exchequer; their archives relating to those offices have been deposited in the Public Record Office

Papers relating to the sequestration of the estates and compounding for delinquency of Richard Aldworth during the Interregnum  D/EN/F23/1  1650-1656

7 documents

Correspondence of Charles Aldworth concerning the 1711 Windsor election, the office of Lord-lieutenant of Berkshire, and a dispute over an army contract for uniforms.  D/EN/F23/2  1708-1714

20 documents

Contents:
Includes letters to and from George, Duke of Northumberland and many interesting references to political affairs; letter from La Crose, Old Windsor, on the possibility of sending Protestant clergy to Prussia, 1714

Letters to Charles Aldworth from the Revd. John Aldworth [?] on a dispute over tithes of East Lockinge, etc.  D/EN/F23/3  1709-1711

14 documents

Miscellaneous papers  D/EN/F23/4  1680-1723

14 documents

Contents:
Including a draft petition from William Aldworth for the office of Game Keeper at Windsor Castle, c.1689; letters to members of the Aldworth family; detailed bill from a barber and wig-maker, 1705-1711; letter from Lord Howe on campaigns in Italy, n.d. c.1710

Original will of Richard Aldworth [p. 21 missing].  D/EN/F24  1623

1 document

Source of acquisition: [Part Acc. 556]


Faculty granted by the Dean of Salisbury to Richard Aldworth (Grandson of Richard Aldworth) of Hinton Pipard, to build a new aisle on the south side of the parish church of Ruscombe for a burial place over the sepulchre of his father, who died in 1638  D/EN/F25  1675


Related information: (See F 24.)

Detailed accounts of Anne Aldworth as administratrix of the estate of Richard Aldworth of Stanlakes, deceased  D/EN/F25A  c.1680

Faculty granted by the official of the Archdeacon of Berkshire to William Aldworth to appropriate the pew in New Windsor church formerly assigned to the tenants of Frogmore House  D/EN/F26  1690

Original will of William Aldworth of Frogmore.  D/EN/F27  1699

[Armorial seal. Very fragile]

Letters of Privy Seal granted to Charles Aldworth (son of William Aldworth) to return to England after he had sojourned in France since 1688.  D/EN/F28  1700

[Fragment of Privy Seal]

Detailed inventory of furniture at Frogmore House and in London  D/EN/F29  c.1700

1 document

Contents:
Probably prepared as the probate inventory of William Aldworth

Personal and household accounts, 1711-1714, 1727-1737  D/EN/F30  1711-1737, 1794

1 vol

Contents:
Probably kept by Charles Aldworth, 1711-1714 and by his sister, Susan, 1727-1737 with note of proposed alterations at Billingbear, 1794, in the hand of R. A. Neville

Detailed housekeeping and personal disbursements [probably kept by Elizabeth Aldworth of Frogmore and Shaw in Old Windsor sister of Charles and Susan Aldworth.  D/EN/F30A  1702-1737

1 vol.

Contents:
Transferred from the Essex Record Office, October 1949; formerly E.R.O. D/DBy A 7

Copy (1739) of the marriage settlement of Richard Aldworth and Katherine Neville, daughter of Richard Neville of Billingbear  D/EN/F31  1714

1 document

Contents:
Recites marriage settlement of John Aldworth and Mary Tyrrell, 1700

Statute Staple for £400 between Richard Aldworth and Thomas Webb  D/EN/F32  1725

1 document

Original will (2 copies) of Elizabeth Aldworth of Frogmore and Shaw  D/EN/F33/1-2  1726

2 documents


Related information: See also F 40/7

Contents:
Wills dated 12 March 1725/6. Elizabeth was buried 5 February 1745.

Estimate of the real and personal estate of Elizabeth Aldworth, deceased, (debts, etc., 1743-1744)  D/EN/F34  c.1745

1 document

Executors' accounts for Elizabeth Aldworth, 1745; various accounts of the Aldworth family, 1746-1747; with a few pages of memoranda, 1815  D/EN/F35  1745-1747, 1815

1 vol.

Letter from the Earl of Sunderland, Lord President of the Council, informing his correspondent that the King wishes the latter to stand as Parliamentary candidate for the borough of Reading, 1688  D/EN/F49/1-3  1688-c.1712

3 documents

Contents:
See Appendix to the Eighth Report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission, 1881, p. 284. The letter is probably to William Aldworth of Frogmore, who had been elected as a Member for the borough in a by-election of 1685; an endorsement appears to be in a similar hand to the signature to his will (D/EN/F27).
Letter from John Aldworth to his brother unnamed, mentioning a gift of money to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, from Dr. Hill, 1700; letter to 'Mr. Aldworth', probably from Catherine, Duchess of Northumberland, n.d. endorsed: May 1712

Aldworth-Neville family  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: F 51 - F66 Acc 636


Printed proposals for publication of a survey of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire by John Rocque, with inset map and receipt signed by Rocque  D/EN/F36  1751

1 document

Catalogue of books in the library at Billingbear House  D/EN/F37  1780

1 vol.

Ticket for performance of Handel's oratorio, 'Esther', at Windsor Castle.  D/EN/F38  1805

1 document

Contents:
Note added that the ticket 'was given to me by the King at Windsor Castle when I was at a Fête there.'

Inventory and valuation of all the household furniture, etc., of the late Rt. Hon. Lord Braybrooke  D/EN/F39  1825

1 vol.

Copies or probate copies of wills  D/EN/F40/1-9  [n.d.]

Certified copy: Elizabeth, Countess of Winchelsea, widow of Sir Moyle Finch, bart., related to the Grey and Neville families, dated 1633  D/EN/F40/1  1633

1 document

Probate copy of the will of Edward Davies, gentleman, of the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, 1661  D/EN/F40/2  1661

1 document

Contents:
Devises salt bullaries at Droitwich, etc.; there appears to be no connection with the Neville or Aldworth families

Copy of the will and codicil of Richard Nevill, esquire, of Billingbear, 1675-1676.  D/EN/F40/3  1675-1676

1 document


Related information: See F 9 for an earlier will

Abstract of the will of Richard Aldworth, dated 1706  D/EN/F40/4  1706

1 document

Copy of part of the will of Michael Wandesford of Binfield, clerk, dated 1710  D/EN/F40/5  1710

1 document

Contents:
Date of probate not stated

Copies of the will of Henry Grey of Billingbear, dated 1732  D/EN/F40/6  1732

[3 copies, one of which is incomplete]. 3 documents

Administrative history:
[Henry Grey, formerly Neville, died in 1740]

Probate copy of the will of Elizabeth Aldworth of Shaw, 1745 [probate act missing] and two office copies  D/EN/F40/7  1745

3 documents


Related information: See also F 33

Probate copy of the will of Francis Ayres, proved 1789, with letter on stocks, 1813  D/EN/F40/8  1789, 1813

2 documents


Related information: See F 59

Probate copy of the will of R. Neville Neville, proved 1793  D/EN/F40/9  1793

1 document

Printed pedigree of the Neville family, from Sir Henry (d.1593) to 1830  D/EN/F41  1830

1 document

Old South Sea Annuities receipts to R. Neville Neville, with letters to James Hayes from S. Bull, on purchase of the annuities  D/EN/F50  1772-1774

1 bdl.

Administrative history:
[James Hayes, a Member of Parliament for Downton, was the eldest son of James Hayes of Holyport and Mary, daughter of Richard Aldworth of Stanlakes]

Copy of marriage settlement of Richard Aldworth of Stanlakes and Katherine Neville, 1714, and Counsel's opinion on the settlement, 1738.  D/EN/F51  1714, 1738

1 document


Related information: See also F 31

Contents:
E.R.O. ref. D/DBy F 4

Mortgage of annuities by Richard Neville Aldworth to William Vachell  D/EN/F52  1746

1 document


Related information: Possibly connected with F 20 and F 48

Contents:
E.R.O. ref. D/DBy F 5

Marriage certificate of Richard Neville Aldworth and Magdalena Calandrini of Geneva, at Dover, 1748, with attestations of [...] English and Swiss notaries public, 1748-1749  D/EN/F53  1748-1749

1 document

Contents:
D/DBy F 6

Journal of a tour in Switzerland and Italy [mentions a visit to the army of Prince Charles of Lorraine near 'Brisach' [Breisach?]], and of a tour with H. Walpole and others to Milan, 1744.  D/EN/F54  1743-1744

1 vol.

Contents:
D/DBy F 14/1

Diaries of Richard Neville Neville  D/EN/F55/1-2  (1773), 1776-1780, 1780-1782

2 vols.

Contents:
Formerly R. Neville Aldworth.
Entries are mainly on the weather and the writer's health; mentions many names of guests at Christmas and visits of the King and Queen to Billingbear, September 1778, August 1779 and later; at end of F 55/2 are notes on paintings, sculpture, etc., at Rome and visits to the Villa Borghese, Villa Albani, etc., 1773]
D/DBy F 15/2 F 15/1

Copy or draft [incomplete] of the will of Richard Neville Neville and abstract of the will.  D/EN/F56  c.1780

2 documents


Related information: For the probate copy of the will (proved 1793) see F 40/9

Contents:
D/DBy F 8 (addnl.) F 9

Various bonds and receipts of R. Neville Aldworth [R. Neville Neville] for payment of annuities, trusteeships, etc., agreement for lease of Billingbear by R. A. Neville to his father, R. N. Neville, 1780.  D/EN/F57  1739-1780

1 bdl.

Contents:
D/DBy F 7 F 11

Admissions of Richard Aldworth Neville to the freedom of the borough of Reading, 1782, and of the borough of Wokingham, 1786.  D/EN/F58/1-2  1782, 1786

2 documents

Contents:
D/DBy F 36 F 35/1

Certified copy (1789), of the will of Francis Ayres of Chester, dated 1787  D/EN/F59  1787

1 document


Related information: For the probate copy of the will see F 40/8.

Contents:
R. A. Neville was appointed a trustee
D/DBy F 10

Draft will of Richard Aldworth Neville, with later annotation by him  D/EN/F60  1792

1 document

Contents:
This will was drafted before the death of Neville's father. He himself died in 1825
D/DBy F 8

Marriage settlement of Francis Jalabert and Frances Neville (daughter of R. N. Neville), 1794  D/EN/F61  1794, 1796

2 documents

Contents:
Recites deed of annuity paid from lighthouses at Orford Ness and Winterton Ness in Suffolk and Norfolk and release of marriage portion, 1796.
E.R.O. ref. D/DBy F 23 F 24

Original 'duplicate' copy [MS.] of a private Act of Parliament for the naturalization of Francis Jalabert  D/EN/F62  1755-1756

1 document

Contents:
29 Geo. II c.54
D/DBy F 21

Pass for Francis Jalabert of Crouchland, Sussex, to travel to Geneva  D/EN/F63  1771

1 document

Contents:
Signed by the Secretary for the Southern Department
D/DBy F 22

Copy of the will of Francis Jalabert [copied in error as 'James' Jalabert], n.d., and copy of codicil, 1798, referring to his will dated 1796.  D/EN/F64  [1796]; 1798

2 documents

Contents:
D/DBy F 25

Papers of the Jalabert family of Geneva:  D/EN/F65  (1714)-1782

7 documents

Contents:
'Extrait d'un petit Memoire de Mr. Jallabert sur la Theorie de la terre', etc., c.1760; papers on Swiss estates of the Jalabert family: agreements to fell trees obscuring the view, 1757-1758, agreement on ownership of a watercourse, 1769, and copies (certified by a notary public, 1782) of agreements to grant remission of annual corn taxes, 1714-1715.
D/DBy F 26

Account book and journal of Richard Aldworth.  D/EN/F66  1685-1707

1 vol.

LEGAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The legal papers of the Neville and Aldworth families fall into a small number of well defined groups varying from the personal nature of the Aldworth duel case to the important Bergavenny dispute.

Bergavenny papers  D/EN/L1  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
[The 4th Lord Bergavenny was grandfather of Edward Neville, 7th baron of Bergavenny and Henry Neville who founded the Billingbear estate. The title passed to Edward Neville only after a lengthy law suit in which he laid claim as heir male against Lady Mary Fane, the daughter of Henry, 6th Lord Bergavenny, heir general and cousin to her rival claimant]

Copy [c.1700] of probate of the will of George 5th Lord Bergavenny  D/EN/L1/1  1535

97 fol.

Copy [c.1700] of Act for the restitution of the heirs male of Sir Edward Neville.  D/EN/L1/2  1556

1 document

Administrative history:
[Edward, brother of the 5th Lord Bergavenny, was attainted for high treason for his support of Reginald Pole; he was the father of the 7th baron and of Sir Henry Neville of Billingbear]

Copy [c.1700] of Act permitting Henry Neville, 6th Lord Bergavenny to make leases for lives  D/EN/L1/3  1563

1 document

Papers relating to the succession of Edward Neville to the barony of Bergavenny  D/EN/L1/4  c.1587

4 documents

Draft pedigrees of the Neville family used in connection with the above case  D/EN/L1/5  c.1450-1589

3 documents

Various disputes between Sir Henry Neville and the tenants of Warfield.  D/EN/L2/1/1  1577-1641

27 documents

Contents:
The bulk of these papers relate to the Staverton family of Heathley Hall who were among the disputants with the Nevilles, and later after the death of Edward Staverton were involved in a suit relating to the inheritance of the daughter of Edward who married a Neville. Other tenants directly involved in these disputes were William Dollyn, John Finch and Humfrey Westend. Include a Woodward's accounts for the manor of Warfield, 1577.

Chancery decree with Great Seal.  D/EN/L2/1/2  1614

1 doc

Loose papers connected with the above cases  D/EN/L2/2,3  1585-1641

38 documents

Contents:
Sorted into dated and undated papers

Claim by Richard Neville to the office of chief forester of Fynes Bailiwick in the Forest of Windsor.  D/EN/L3  c.1637

5 documents


Related information: Some of the letters listed in F 8/1 have a bearing on this law suit

Contents:
Richard Neville as a minor had temporarily lost the hereditary office and petitioned for the resumption of his rights.

Case relating to Peter Gandon a Frenchman who brought it into Star Chamber and accused Henry Neville of piracy.  D/EN/L4  1609-1610

9 documents

Contents:
No direct Berkshire connection except in this accusation but involved various condemned pirates in the West country

Copy of Act to enable Charles Aldworth to sell lands to pay off his father's debts and his sister's portions  D/EN/L5  1702

Papers relating to the case Rex v. Aldworth at the Berks. Assizes, 1721.  D/EN/L6  1721-1734

7 documents

Contents:
Richard Aldworth had fought a duel with a Mr. Owen Buckingham wounding him in the arm from which wound he died. The case came before the Assizes, but subsequently Aldworth received a pardon. This group of papers includes depositions and the pardon with fine impression of Great Seal

Copy of interim judgement for a Chancery decree in a suit: Sir Henry Neville and Lady Periam v. Sir Robert Albany, Edward Staverton and others (tenants in the manor of Warfield) 1615  D/EN/L7  1615, c.1811

3 documents

Source of acquisition: Acc. 556



Related information: See also D/EN/L2/1 and D/EHe M1

Contents:
On fixed and arbitrary fines and the right of copyhold tenants to 'keepe under Courts and lett theire Coppie houlds' thus creating sub-tenancies or 'base tenure', certified by Laurence Washington Registrar; extracts damaged from manorial records on customs of the manor of Warfield by Richard Lambden, 'Clerk of ye Bishoprick' of Winchester, dated by episcopates the manor was owned by the bishops of Winchester until 1551; these extracts were prepared at the request of some of the copyholders, probably in connection with the Chancery case; statement on the case, c.1811, as concerned principally with Humphrey Westend, one of the defendants [with pencil notes on the history of parishes in Essex, endorsed

Case for Counsel's opinion [missing] on payment of tithes of newly inclosed land, formerly waste, in Waltham St. Lawrence, with memorandum of the views of the owners of the allotted waste on its cultivation, attached.  D/EN/L8  c.1815

1 document

Source of acquisition: Acc 556


Copy of opinion of Counsel (A. Brown) on a copyhold in the manor of Hinton Pipard in Hurst  D/EN/L9  1898

1 document

Source of acquisition: Acc 1090


MANORIAL DOCUMENTS  [no ref. or date]

Manor of Billingbear in Waltham St. Lawrence  [no ref. or date]

Compoti  D/EN/M1-3  1400, 1430, 1455

3 documents

[Fragile]

Manor of Wargrave [with its members, Warfield, Waltham St. Lawrence and Culham in Wargrave]  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also M 52 - 75

Rental  D/EN/M4  c.1375

1 document

Contents:
Notes entry fine and heriot; incomplete

Manor of Wargrave  [no ref. or date]

Survey  D/EN/M5  1607

1 vol.

Contents:
Consists of brief presentments by the homage but includes a survey of highways and footpaths

Presentment of customs  D/EN/M6  1607

1 document

Abstract of rolls  D/EN/M7  c.1603

1 document

Contents:
Arranged by holdings giving brief notes of succession from temp. Bishop Beaufort of Winchester, c.1440
The latest date included is 1 Jas. I.

Copies [1604] of two rentals  D/EN/M8  c.1490, 1500

1 vol.

Dispute over right to hold a court; legal advice to the tenants  D/EN/M9  c.1600

1 document

Fines, etc., paid at Wargrave, Waltham and Warfield courts  D/EN/M10  1642

1 document

Manors of Wargrave, Warfield and Sonning  [no ref. or date]

Precedents and evidences concerning customs, fines, etc.  D/EN/M11  c.1600

1 bdl.

Manor and hundred of Wargrave with the manor of Warfield and Waltham St. Lawrence  [no ref. or date]

Estreat rolls  D/EN/M12,13  1717, 1718

2 documents

Manor of Warfield  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For an account roll of the Woodward, 1577, see D/EN L2/1

Rentals  D/EN/M14  1712-1722

3 documents

Contents:
No details

Customs of Warfield  D/EN/M15  c.1575

1 document

Contents:
Brief statements of liabilities of tenants

Precedents concerning customs  D/EN/M16  c.1600

1 bdl.

Manor of Waltham St. Lawrence  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For agreements between the lord and tenants regarding fines, common rights, etc., see D/EN/E1

Rental  D/EN/M17  1700

1 document

Contents:
No details

Manor of Winkfield  [no ref. or date]

Court roll  D/EN/M18  1422-1461

1 document

[Fragile]

Rentals and accounts of manorial incidents  D/EN/M19  1714-1717

4 documents

Manors of Old and New Windsor  [no ref. or date]

Survey of Old Windsor  D/EN/M20/1  1605

1 document

Contents:
Copy of official survey made by virtue of a Commission in the Exchequer

Similar surveys for New Windsor  D/EN/M20/2,3  1605

2 documents

Manor of Bishop's Harwell in Harwell  [no ref. or date]

Rental endorsed with appointment of collector of rents  D/EN/M21  1684

1 document

The Hundred or Liberty of Ashridge or Hartoak and the Manor of Hartoak in Hurst, Wokingham and Swallowfield  [no ref. or date]


Related information: The three detached parts of Wiltshire including parts of Wokingham, Hurst (Twyford and Hinton), Shinfield, Swallowfield and Farley Hill were formed as a result of royal grants to the earls of Salisbury before 1200. They ceased to be considered as outside Berkshire from 1845; officially part of the Amesbury hundred (Wiltshire) but locally known as the hundred of Ashbridge and Hartoak.

Court books  D/EN/M22-26  1621-1754

5 vols.

Draft minutes, presentments, etc.  D/EN/M27  1744, 1789-1800

1 bdl.

Estreat roll  D/EN/M28  1605

1 document

Contents:
Consists mainly of fines for not taking oath of allegiance

Rental of manor of Hartoak  D/EN/M29  1725

1 document

Survey  D/EN/M30  1745

1 vol

Contents:
Consists of the bounds, highways and customs

Manor of Hurst alias Whistley in Hurst  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: D/EN M48 Acc 494
D/EN M31 - M44 Acc 120, M45 - M47 Acc 258


Court books  D/EN/M31-39  1600-1930

9 vols.

Contents:
The earlier volumes are finely bound in embossed leather

Court books (apparently a duplicate series)  D/EN/M40,41  1877-1930

2 vols.

Terrier of copyhold (late additions and alterations)  D/EN/M42  1867

1 vol.

Warrants to enter up satisfaction on transfer of copyhold  D/EN/M43/1-4  1890

4 documents

Letter of appointment of steward  D/EN/M44  1904

1 document

Precepts addressed to the bailiff for holding the court  D/EN/M45  1882-1901

1 bdl.

Draft History of Manor of Hurst and cognate correspondence  D/EN/M46  c.1900

1 bdl.

Manor of Hurst [typescript history compiled by W. F. Blandy]  D/EN/M47  c.1900

1 vol.

Draft Court rolls  D/EN/M48  1854-1876

1 vol.

Manor of Hinton Pipard in Hurst  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Acc. 1090


Court book, 1551-1923, with index (from 1701)  D/EN/M49  1551-1923

1 vol.

Supplementary information: For a transcript of part of this volume, see T/B 9.

Contents:
Rebound, with original label; from 1670 the entries are headed: Hinton Pipard alias Stanlakes. With lists of persons serving in the trained bands for the tithings of Hinton Hatch and Hinton Otes and for those parts of Twyford, Swallowfield, Wokingham, and Broad Hinton in Hurst which were formerly in Wiltshire, and assessments of tithings for the subsidy of a fifteenth totals only, excepting Hinton Pipard, Twyford, and Ruscombe, where assessments are on properties, usually of named tenants, 1589.

Terriers of the manor, 1874 (with statements of admissions from 1829, and later annotations)  D/EN/M50-51  (1829-1888)

2 documents

Manor of Wargrave, with the manors of Warfield and Waltham St. Lawrence  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Acc. 1090


Court book  D/EN/M52  1662-1701

1 vol., 1 loose paper

[Some pages stuck together, through damp]

Contents:
Courts for each manor are entered separately, with view of frankpledge for the manor of Wargrave; also includes entries for the manor of Newnhams Lakes and Aylands in Warfield.

Court book of the manor of Wargrave etc., as M 52?  D/EN/M53  1701-1708

1 vol.

The pages of this volume have become completely stuck together through dampness at some time;

Conditions of access: The volume is not fit for production

Court book for the manor and Hundred of Wargrave and the manors of Warfield and Waltham St. Lawrence; with index.  D/EN/M54  1708-1729

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M55  1729-1747

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M56  1747-1761

1 vol.

[The pages are damaged by damp and are partly illegible]

Court book, with index.  D/EN/M57  1761-1782

1 vol.

[Some pages are partly illegible]

Court book, with index  D/EN/M58  1783-1794

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M59  1794-1804

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M60  1805-1817

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M61  1818-1823

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M62  1823-1826

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M63  1827-1834

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M64  1834-1842

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M65  1842-1851

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M66  1851-1859

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M67  1859-1864

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M68  1864-1871

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M69  1871-1884

1 vol.

Court book, with index.  D/EN/M70  1886-1901

1 vol.


Related information: See also M 79

Contents:
Includes the manor of Newnhams Lakes and Aylands; entries for the manor of Wargrave to 1891 only; in that year the manor was sold.

Contemporary copy of the jurors' presentments of customs of the manor of Wargrave, including bounds of the manor; with copy (1891)  D/EN/M71/1-2  1735

2 documents

Rental of the manor of Wargrave, with annotations  D/EN/M72  19th cent

1 vol.

Contents:
Compiled in the 19th century, states admissions, etc., from late 18th century to c.1850. This and the similar volumes (below) for other manors are all badly damaged by damp

Manor of Warfield  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Acc 1090


Original presentments by jurors of the manor  D/EN/M73/1-2  1735

2 vols.

Contents:
Prepared in response to questions on the legal customs of the manor, including bounds; with contemporary copy. Mentions the manor of Masons in Warfield and 'hind land'; payments in lieu of harvest works are set out in detail

Rental of the manor of Warfield  D/EN/M74  19th cent

1 vol.

Badly damaged by damp

Terrier of the manor, (with statements of admissions from c.1790, and later annotations)  D/EN/M75  (c.1790-1890)

1 document

Manor of Newnhams Lakes and Aylands in Warfield  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Acc 1090



Related information: See also M 52, M 53 and M 70. For other court rolls, etc., of this manor see D/EX 4 and D/EZ 9.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M76  1816-1841

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M77  1841-1861

1 vol.

Court book, with index  D/EN/M78  1861-1887

1 vol.

Court book, with index; with the manors of Warfield and Waltham St. Lawrence  D/EN/M79  1901-1935

1 vol.

Rental of the manor of Newnhams Lakes and Aylands  D/EN/M80  19th cent

1 vol.

Badly damaged by damp

Terrier of the manor (with statements of admissions from 1820 and annotations to 1890)  D/EN/M81  (1820-1890)

1 document

Manor of Waltham St. Lawrence  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Acc. 1090


Rental of the manor  D/EN/M82  19th cent

1 vol.

Badly damaged by damp

Contents:
Compiled in the 19th century, states admissions, etc., from late 18th century to c.1850. This and the similar volumes (below) for other manors are all badly damaged by damp

Contemporary copies of jurors' presentments of the customs of the manor of Waltham St. Lawrence  D/EN/M82A/1-2  1735

2 vols., 1 loose paper

Contents:
Includes detailed bounds; M 82A/1 has a separate, modern index to the custumal.

Steward's notes and memoranda (various manors)  D/EN/M83  1865-1880

1 bdl.

Steward's accounts; index to a court book [manor not named]; papers on holding courts, etc.  D/EN/M84  1863-1908

1 bdl.

Appointments of stewards  D/EN/M85  1862-1923

4 documents

PUBLIC OFFICE  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: It is possible to divide the remainder of Official records into some eight sections broadly corresponding to (I) Justices' papers, (II) Lieutenancy, (III) Shrievalty, (IV) Taxation, (V) Windsor Forest, (VI) Borough offices, (VII) Parliamentary, (VIII) Miscellaneous, mainly relating to what would now be called public utilities.


Contents:
The official papers in the Neville collection are exceptionally varied. A note has already been made under F6 of the transfer of diplomatic items to the Public Record Office.
The bulk of this material seems to belong to the archives of Sir Henry Neville.

Justices' papers  [no ref. or date]

Original signed justices' order concerning the erecting of houses of correction.  D/EN/O1/1  1586

1 document

Supplementary information: [Transcript available, packaged with document.]

Papers relating to the taking of oaths of office by the justices of Berkshire  D/EN/O1/2  1592

3 documents

Letter to Sir Henry Neville asking for his intervention in a case coming up at the Assizes  D/EN/O1/3  1610

1 document

Printed Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Gaol at Reading and Bridewell at Abingdon  D/EN/O2  1824

1 vol.

Lieutenancy and Militia  [no ref. or date]

Commission of Lieutenancy addressed to Sir Thomas Parry, and to Sir Henry Neville.  D/EN/O3/1  1560

1 document

[Bears sign-manual of Queen Elizabeth and imperfect Great Seal]

Commission of Lieutenancy addressed to Sir William FitzWilliam and Sir Henry Neville.  D/EN/O3/2  1565

1 document

[Bears sign-manual of Queen Elizabeth and imperfect Great Seal]

Papers relating to the impressment of 30 men to be sent to Brittany as reinforcements for the band already with Sir John Norreys.  D/EN/O4/1  1592

8 documents


Related information: See also 0 28

Bibliography: [See Victoria County History, Berkshire, vol. II, p. 144.


Contemporary copy of a letter from the Council to the Lord Lieutenant  D/EN/O28  1592

1 document

Source of acquisition: Acc 556



Related information: See also D/EN 04/1

Contents:
Ordering arrest of deserters from the forces recruited for service in Brittany, with names of Berkshire and Oxfordshire deserters

Appointment of Richard Neville Aldworth as a Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire  D/EN/O33  1756

1 document

Source of acquisition: Acc 636


Contents:
E.R.O. D/DBy 0 2

Copy of a letter from the Privy Council requiring the seizing of weapons owned by recusants  D/EN/O4/2  1593

1 document

Letter from the Privy Council regarding the transport of 500 trees from the Forest of Alice Holt and 400 from Pamber Forest (co. Hants.) via the Thames to Deptford and Woolwich.  D/EN/O4/3  1607

1 document

Contents:
Signatures of 13 members of the Council

Commission addressed to Richard Aldworth Neville appointing him lieutenant of a company of militia.  D/EN/O5/1  1771

1 document

Contents:
Signature of the Duke of St. Albans, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, with lieutenancy seal

Commission addressed to Richard Aldworth Neville appointing him captain of a company of the militia.  D/EN/O5/2  1779

1 document

[Mutilated]

Contents:
Signed by three deputy-lieutenants with their seals

Windsor Forest  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also 0 10-14

Quietus roll of Sir Henry Neville and of Richard Neville for their liberty  D/EN/O6  1627-1637

1 document


Related information: See 0 10/1

Contents:
Probably Battelles bailiwick in Windsor Forest.

Taxation  [no ref. or date]

Total payments due from each parish in the seven Hundreds (Wargrave, Cookham, Bray, Charlton, Sonning, Ripplesmere and Beynhurst), for the tax of a fifteenth, with the borough of Windsor and "the remainder" of the Hundreds of Reading, Theale, Moreton, Sutton and "Slottisford" [Sloteford, probably in Moulsford] with the town of Wallingford totals only.  D/EN/O7/1  1589

1 document

Contents:
There are also assessments on lands "now imparked" in Easthampstead, Sunninghill and Winkfield

Assessments for the Hundreds of Theale and Reading  D/EN/O7/2  c.1590

1 document

Contents:
Parish totals: possibly for the composition

Statement of reasons for the opposition to the alleged unfair assessment of the Seven Hundreds and the Forest to the composition for purveyance, as compared with the assessment of the Vale [of the White Horse] in Berkshire.  D/EN/O7/3  c.1590

1 document

Contents:
This appears to be a draft (with Sir Henry Neville's notes?) for D/EN/O7/4 below

Fair copy of statement, based on the draft  D/EN/O7/4  c.1590

1 document

Contents:
D/EN/O7/3 above

"Reasons why the 7 hundreds should not paye to the Composition"  D/EN/O7/5  c.1590

1 document

Contemporary copy of an order from the Privy Council, requiring attendance at Hampton Court to agree on the composition for purveyance in the county. Dated 25 December  D/EN/O7/6  c.1593

1 document

Letter from the Privy Council ordering a report to be made on a composition for purveyance in the county; dated 4 December 1592  D/EN/O7/7  1592

1 document

Articles of agreement between the Privy Council and Sir Robert Dormer, kt., Thomas Tasburoughe, esq., and Thomas Piggot, jun., esq., on purveyance in Buckinghamshire  D/EN/O7/8  1593

1 document

Contents:
Contemporary copy

Note of the contributions to be made to the composition for purveyance, "rated according to the books of fifteenes", in the Seven Hundreds of Cookham and Bray  D/EN/O7/9  1593

1 document

Contents:
The list gives total sums for each parish in the Hundreds of Wargrave, Cookham, Bray, Sonning, Charlton and Beynhurst; the total only is given for Ripplesmere Hundred

Assessment to the composition for the Seven Hundreds and New Windsor  D/EN/O7/10  1593

1 document

Contents:
Draft? Some sums differ from D/EN/O7/3 above

Letter to the inhabitants of Warfield from Sir John Norreys, as a justice of the peace, asking them to assess their taxes more equitably; dated 17th March 1599  D/EN/O7/11  1599/1600

1 document

Letter to inhabitants of Warfield [named] from Sir John Norreys, on unequal assessments; dated 31 December 1606.  D/EN/O7/12  1606

1 document

Letter concerning the collection of the aid on the marriage of the Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James I, in Ashridge Hundred  D/EN/O8  1613

1 document

Contents:
Co. Wilts.

Quietus roll for Angell Bell, chief collector for the division of the Forest of Windsor.  D/EN/O9  1660

1 document

Windsor Forest Papers  [no ref. or date]

Letters patent appointing Henry Neville, esq., keeper of the Park of Sunningwell [Sunninghill], within the Forest of Windsor and also 'le Rydyng Forester' of Battelles Walke or Battelles Bailiwick.  D/EN/O10/1  1550

1 document

[Imperfect Great Seal of Edward VI].

Letters patent appointing Sir Henry Neville to the same offices as in D/EN/O10/1.  D/EN/O10/2  1583

1 document

Contents:
Signature of the Earl of Leicester.

Minutes of the Swanimote Court.  D/EN/O11  1688

8 pp.

Papers on the offices of verderer and forester, orders, letters and warrants on forest matters and on the manor of Sonning, of which Sir Henry Neville was steward for the Crown.  D/EN/O12/1-60  [n.d.]

Contents:
Note: the papers have been repaired in the Record Office and guarded and bound in a volume, in roughly chronological order; a list in this and in strict numerical order is in the volume. The list below groups the items by their recipients; the order is therefore unfortunately different but the numeration is the same.
Papers of Edward Martyn, the Queen's Woodward, 1578-1598: 1, 2, 4, 6, 11, 13, 20, 26.
Papers of Richard Staverton of Warfield, Keeper of New Lodge Walk, 1580-1605: 3, 5, 7-10, 12, 21, 23, 27, 28, 32-37, 39.
Papers of Sir Henry Neville and his son, stewards of the manor of Sonning Keepers of Swinley and Binfield Walks, 1592-1625: 14, 15, 19, 25, 38, 41-51, 53, 54.
Memoranda of timber felled, 1586-1604: 16-18, 24.
Miscellaneous papers, 1496-1641: 29-31, 40, 52, 55-60.

Certified contemporary copy of order of Lord Burghley and Sir Walter Mildmay to sell wood, except oak timber, in Altwood (Bray).  D/EN/O12/1  15 February 1577/8

Contemporary copy of letter from Lord Burghley and Sir Walter Mildmay  D/EN/O12/2  14 March 1577/8

Contents:
Ordering 120 timber trees to be supplied from Bere Wood, Bray Wood and other places named in Windsor Forest for work on a new gallery in Windsor Castle. No addressee.

Contemporary copy of order from Lord Burghley and Sir Walter Mildmay for Roger Holdernes, farmer of the Queen's Mills at Taplow, Bucks., to Edward Martyn, gent., H.M. Woodward in Berks.  D/EN/O12/4  25 April 1578

Contents:
For 30 loads of timber for the repair of the mills.

Notice from Roger Taverner to Edward Marten, Esq., Woodward.  D/EN/O12/6  28 October 1580

Contents:
To deliver to the Regarders or Preservators of the woods in Battells Bailiwick firewood worth £3 for their trouble in executing their office for two years, ending Michaelmas.

Order from Richard Lovelace to the Woodward of the Queen's woods called Burley Bushes to deliver his fee tree to Mr. Redidge, in virtue of his office of wardenship.  D/EN/O12/11  17 March 1581/2

Contemporary copy of an order from Sir Walter Mildmay and Sir Roger Manwood to Edward Martyn  D/EN/O12/13  10 March 1588/9

Contents:
To sell 20 decayed 'firewood' trees in Haselles and Hadnes woods in Binfield and account for the profit to the Queen's Receiver..

Note of a warrant from the Lord Treasurer for 350 'firewood' trees to be taken out of Hadnes and Hazeles; three trees to be given for the repair of Maidenhead Bridge every third year.  D/EN/O12/20  15 October 1593

Warrant from Sir John Fortescue to the Woodward of Berks.  D/EN/O12/26  22 October 1598

Contents:
To sell the lops and tops of 40 trees to be felled in Braywood for the repair and building of ships to Mr. Barker, one of the Queen's Gentlemen Ushers.

Note of trees and wood felled in the charge of Richard Staverton between 1578 and 1597. [Incomplete].  D/EN/O12/3  1578-1597

Notice by Edward Martyn to Richard Stafferton about persons appointed to fell oaks in Altwood [Bray].  D/EN/O12/5  19 April 1580

Letter from Edward Martyn at Shinfield to Richard Stafferton at Warfield  D/EN/O12/7  30 November 1581

Contents:
Denying that he has ordered the cutting of trees in a wood where Stafferton is Woodward. Accepts invitation to stay the night before they view Altwood.

Notice from Edward Martyn to Richard Staverton that he has received a warrant for 6 'dottard' trees in Hadnes and Hasells [?Binfield]. Asks to meet him.  D/EN/O12/8  6 March 1581/2

2 notices from [Sir] Henry Neville to Richard Stafferton that he has a warrant from the Lord Treasurer and Sir Walter Mildmay  D/EN/O12/9 & 10  16 April 1582

Contents:
For 100 oak timber trees to be assigned to Mr. Woodward, clerk of the honour and castle of Windsor. 6 trees to be felled in Hadnetts and Hassels in his charge, 2 in Burleigh and Sunninghill.
One addressed as woodward in Burleigh Winkfield and Sunninghill, the other of Hadnetts and Hassells.

Letter from William Neale to Richard Stafferton saying that Roger Holdernes, farmer of Taplow Mills (Bucks.)  D/EN/O12/12  27 February 1584/5

Contents:
Has a warrant for 20 loads of oak timber from Altwood, and the writer was to have the lops and tops. Asks his favour in assessing the price.

Letter from Nicholas [Vemesor?] to Richard Staverton at Warfield advising him to discuss with the Lord Admiral whether or not certain trees in his jurisdiction should be felled.  D/EN/O12/28  c.1590

Letter from Edward Martyn to Richard Staverton saying that inhabitants of Binfield report that Cokrye bridge at Westmore mill, a bridge called Downe mill and the common pound at the church are in decay. Asks him to mark out and deliver trees from Hadnes and Hassels for these repairs, the price of the tops and lops towards expenses.  D/EN/O12/21  14 February 1594/5

Draft petition to Lord Howarde [Howard], Lord High Admiral of England and Master of the game in Windsor Forest from Richard Staverton, Keeper of New Lodge Walk, Cranbourne  D/EN/O12/27  [before 1596]

Contents:
Against further cutting of timber in Bray Wood and Bray Neates because it disturbed the breeding of deer and reduced the timber available for the repair of the lodge and buildings.

Receipt by Henry Gastrell to Richard Staverton, Esq. for £110 for a promise of a lease of a house at Anvilles [a manor in Kintbury], belonging to Elizabeth, his wife.  D/EN/O12/23  23 September 1596

Letter from Thomas Weldon to Richard Staverton asking him to let Mr. Skidmore, the Queen's servant, have a buck on 27th June. The Chase of Cranbourne to serve 4 bucks in all.  D/EN/O12/32  22 June 1601

Letter from Sir John Fortescue to Richard Staverton asking for a buck for his brother in law, Nicholas Smith, Esq.  D/EN/O12/33  24 June 1601

Instruction from Richard Lovelace to the Keeper of New Lodge Walk in Cranbourne Chase to allow no man to hunt without a letter or special authority.  D/EN/O12/34  22 August 1601

Letter from Thomas Browne and others to Richard Staverton asking for three trees not used at the time of the repair of a bridge within the manor of Bray, to be used now on the repair of the bridge leading from Braywick to Bray town.  D/EN/O12/35  26 April 1602

Order from Sir John Fortescue to Richard Staverton for a buck to be delivered to his servant, Thomas Lote.  D/EN/O12/36  6 July 1602

Warrant by Lord Buckhurst, Lord Treasurer, to the Keeper of the New Lodge in Cranbourne Chase to deliver his fee buck to Joseph Sherburne.  D/EN/O12/37  July 1602

[Impression of seal].

The presentment of Humphrey Smith of Binfield, Under-Woodward to Richard Staverton  D/EN/O12/39  1604-1605

Contents:
Giving the number of trees felled in Hadnesse and Hasells and the amount of wood obtained; also number of trees felled by persons required to desist.

Letter from Lord Burghley, the Lord Treasurer, to Sir Henry Neville  D/EN/O12/14  2 April 1592

Contents:
Asking him to protect in possession John Payne and others, poor cottagers of Sonning, having built by licence on the waste of the manor.

Letter from Lord Burghley to Sir Henry Neville  D/EN/O12/15  10 July 1592

[Impression of seal].

Contents:
Asking him to look into the disagreement between certain cottagers of Binfield and Thomas Fremlyn to find why they will not compound with him.

Letter from Lord Howard of Effingham to Henry Neville  D/EN/O12/19  24 June 1593

[Impression of seal. Fragile and damaged by damp].

Contents:
About negotiations for the office of keeping the house in Windsor Castle; money not available for repairs at Sonning.

Letter from Lord Buckhurst to Henry Neville concerning wood required by him in billet and whole trees in Ashridge (Workingham).  D/EN/O12/22  2 October 1595

Contents:
Asks his favour for his servant about the reversion of two copyholds.

Draft of a letter from Henry Neville, Steward of the manor of Sonning, to the Lord Treasurer [Burghley]  D/EN/O12/25  27 June 1598

Contents:
Sending an account of a dispute between Roger Hutchins and Mr. Burdet, gent., about a copyhold in Sonning.

Instruction from Lord Buckhurst [Lord Treasurer] to the Steward of the King's manor of Sonning not to grant any more reversions of copyholds.  D/EN/O12/38  14 November 1603

Apparently the cover to D/EN O12 42.  D/EN/O12/41  [n.d.]

Letter from Lord Buckhurst to Sir Henry Neville, desiring him to let the bearer have a buck for Edward Fenner.  D/EN/O12/42  August 1606

Letter from Mathew Crypps, probably to Sir Henry Neville, giving an account of trees felled in the manor of Sonning for the past two years, for rails for Richmond Park, Easthampstead Park, etc.  D/EN/O12/43  26 November 1606

Letter from Lord Russell to Sir Henry Neville  D/EN/O12/44  21 February 1606/7

Administrative history:
[The manor was in fact granted to the Prince of Wales in 1610.]

Contents:
Asking him to use his influence on behalf of his servant, Henry Hillyer, in connection with a copyhold called Eldridges in the manor of Sonning, which is to be sold for the King.

Letter from the Earl of Dorset [formerly Lord Buckhurst] to Sir Henry Neville  D/EN/O12/45  7 July 1607

Contents:
Saying that although Neville has the King's warrant for a lease of two tenements, part of the manor of Sonning, he cannot pass it under the Great Seal as the lands are mortgaged.

Letter from Sir Julius Caesar to Sir Henry Neville sending him surveys of Sonning and Bray, with a rental of Bray.  D/EN/O12/46  29 July 1608

Contents:
Asks him to get the tenants of Sonning to offer for their lands and to let him and the Lord Treasurer know.

Letter from Sir Henry Neville to Sir Julius Caesar, Chancellor of the Exchequer  D/EN/O12/47  24 September 1608

Contents:
Returning the surveys of Sonning and Bray. He found the survey of Sonning faulty in some points but hopes to increase the King's profit. Asks for the bearer to negotiate on his behalf for a lease in Sonning.

Letter from Dr. Robert Wright [Vicar of Sonning, later Bishop of Lichfield] to Sir Henry Neville  D/EN/O12/48  8 December 1608

Contents:
Advising him of the sale of the manor of Sonning. Endorsed with draft of a reply from Sir Henry Neville that he was acting as the King's steward in the sale and offering his services.

Letter to Sir Henry Neville from Sir Henry Savile, junior  D/EN/O12/49  24 December 1608

Contents:
Saying he had spoken with the Lord Chancellor and heard that there was no intention of proceeding with the sale of the manor of Sonning as it was part of mortgaged lands.

Letter from William Portinton [according to later endorsement steward of Sir Henry Neville], without name of addressee. Agrees to price for buying timber at Wargrave.  D/EN/O12/50  10 January 1608/9

Draft of a letter to the Lord Treasurer [from Henry Neville] with suggestions for compounding with tenants for the aid.  D/EN/O12/51  25 March 1609

"The Charge"; John Bromley's note of Sir Henry Neville's receipt of £60 for repair of bridges in Wokingham, etc.  D/EN/O12/53  6 September 1610


Related information: See D/EN/O12 54.

Account of £60 6s. 8d. received by Sir Henry Neville in 1610 for the rebuilding of decayed bridges and pounds in Wokingham and elsewhere in the manor of Sonning, he being then steward of the manor.  D/EN/O12/54  November 1625

Contents:
He died in 1615.

Account of trees felled in Bray Wood, Bray neates, Hazels, Hadneys and Burley Bushes within Mr. Staverton's charge, 1597-1602.  D/EN/O12/24  1586-87, 1597-1602

Contents:
Additional note of warrant for repair of H.M. stables and for Market Place at New Windsor, 1586-87.

List of timber and other trees felled in Hassels, Hadnes and Ashridge, Burley and Braywood, etc., for repair of bridges in Binfield and other uses.  D/EN/O12/18  1589-94

List of warrants for timber in Battells Bailiwick, Fines Bailiwick, Hassels and Hadnes, etc.  D/EN/O12/16  1592-94

List of warrants for timber and other trees.  D/EN/O12/17  1592-1604

Sixteenth century copy of the Queen's licence to John Clark  D/EN/O12/57  17 October 12 Hen. VII (1496)

Contents:
Alias Heyward to cut brushwood on Bray Ridges to make a gate and repair the hedges of his close at Braywick in which the Court House of Bray is situated. Certified by Thomas Browne, according to endorsement Steward of the manor of Bray.

Articles [to be inquired into] by the Verderers of the Forest of Windsor and reported at the Regard.  D/EN/O12/29  c.1600

List of officers of Fynes Bailiwick.  D/EN/O12/30  c.1590-1600

Contents:
The Lord Dacres, Chief Forester; Sir Henry Neville, Riding Forester.

Contemporary copy of warrant from Lord Buckhurst to John Trevor, Esq., (later Sir John Trevor), Surveyor, Clerk and Paymaster of the honour and castle of Windsor to take 4 timber trees, making 6 or 7 loads of timber, for the repair of the house of Richard Conisby, gent., usher of the black rod, in Windsor Castle, the cost not to exceed £20.  D/EN/O12/31  29 May 1601

Draft of petition by unnamed person to Charles, Earl of Nottingham, Lord Admiral, against 'Mr. Lieutenant'.  D/EN/O12/55  Early 17th cent

Complaint by one of the Keepers to Charles, Earl of Nottingham, Lord Admiral, about the behaviour of 'Mr. Lieutenant' in his walk.  D/EN/O12/56  Early 17th cent

Contemporary copy of an order [unsigned] to the Verderers of the Forest to forbid any further felling of trees in Altwood on the plea of waste being made there.  D/EN/O12/40  2 May 1606

Letter from John Rixman to John Austin at New Lodge  D/EN/O12/52  28 June 1612

Contents:
Saying that he has heard from Mr. Greene, asking for Austin and Mr. Edward Staverton to be reminded of a buck that was promised him. Asks for favour for the bearer, William Warner, his brother-in-law, concerning grounds to let or employment.

Mandate by Sir Arthur Mainwaring, Lieutenant or Keeper of Windsor Forest to Sir John Thoroughgood, Chief Forester of the Bailiwick of Fines  D/EN/O12/59  7 August 1632
Language:  Latin

Contents:
To cite before Henry, Earl of Holland, Chief Justice of the Forests South of Trent, at Windsor Castle on 24 September next all Foresters, Verderers, Regarders, Woodwards and others, servants of the Forest in the Bailiwick, agisters and all who claim liberties or franchises in the Bailiwick.

Return of the precept of Sir Arthur Mainwaring, Kt., Lieutenant and Keeper of the King's Forest of Windsor with the names of all foresters within the Bailiwick of Fines.  D/EN/O12/58  24 September 1632

Translation (early 19th cent.) of findings of an inquisition taken at Twyford on the metes and bounds of Windsor Forest.  D/EN/O12/60  18 October 1641

Miscellaneous papers on Windsor Forest  D/EN/O13/1-6  1688-1817

6 documents

Warrant to William Aldworth, esq. and Moses Bruch, gent., from the Lords of the Treasury  D/EN/O13/1  3 November 1688

Contents:
To enquire into the use of lands purchased by the Crown for making the Avenue from Windsor Castle. With further note of the same date from "W.A"ldworth to Dr. Bruch.

Annual abstracts of account of the deer in Windsor Forest and of stags and bucks killed in the hunt.  D/EN/O13/2  1697-1700

Observations addressed to Thomas, Lord Wharton, Chief Justice in Eyre.. of Forests.. from the principal officers of the Forest of Windsor, against an immediate election of a Verderer to replace the late Mr. Aldworth.  D/EN/O13/3  c.1700

Contents:
Apparently incomplete.

"An account of the red and Fallow Deer in the severall Walks".  D/EN/O13/4  1706

Names of officers of Windsor Forest, with stamp of the Court of Attachments of the Forest, imposed.  D/EN/O13/5  c.1730

"Observations on the Drainage of Windsor Forest" by Henry Walter of Holyport.  D/EN/O13/6  1817

Printed notices concerning infringements of Forest Laws.  D/EN/O14  1769

3 documents

Contents:
Signed by the Warden Chief Justice and bearing wafer seal of his office.

Letter from Edward Martin, asking for attendance of the Regarders at a sale of timber at Altwood in Bray  D/EN/O29  1579

1 document

[Damaged]

Order to Richard Stafferton [Staverton?], a woodward, from Sir Henry Neville, for felling oaks in Bray Woods for use in works at Windsor Castle  D/EN/O30  1582

1 document

Directions to keepers, setting out the bounds of their walks within R. Staverton's bailiwick of Finchampstead  D/EN/O31  c.1600

1 document

Borough offices, etc.  [no ref. or date]

Appointment of Sir Henry Neville to the office of High Steward of New Windsor  D/EN/O15  1588

Loyal address from the mayor, bailiffs, burgesses, etc., of New Windsor to Queen Anne on the signing of the treaty of Utrecht  D/EN/O16/1  1713


Related information: See also D/EN 022/2

Draft of loyal address from Windsor on the safe arrival of George I  D/EN/O16/2  1714

Loyal address [different from 16/2] actually sent, signed by 154 persons including the Duke of Northumberland, Thomas Shefford, mayor and Charles Aldworth.  D/EN/O16/3  1714

Appointment of Sir Henry Neville as High Steward of Wokingham.  D/EN/O17/1  1615

[Seal of Borough]

Appointment of Henry Grey as High Steward of Wokingham.  D/EN/O17/2  1726

[Seal of Borough]

Appointment of Richard Aldworth Neville as High Steward of Wokingham.  D/EN/O17/3  1786

Contents:
Signatures of aldermen, burgesses and town clerk

Certificate of entry of Richard Aldworth Neville into the office of High Steward of Wokingham  D/EN/O17/4  1786

1 document

[Seal of Borough]

Copy [18th cent.] of Wokingham borough Charter  D/EN/O18  1583

1 document

Appointment of Sir Henry Neville as steward of the honour of Donnington and the royal lands in Newbury.  D/EN/O19  1562

1 document

[Great Seal of Elizabeth I]

Parliamentary  [no ref. or date]

Berkshire elections  D/EN/O20  [n.d.]

Election address from Richard Aldworth Neville to the Gentlemen, Clergy and Free-holders of Berkshire  D/EN/O20/1  1776

1 document

Loyal address to George III from the free-holders of Berkshire.  D/EN/O20/2  1784

1 document

Contents:
Endorsed: 'Form of an Address, Reading 1784 (thought too moderate)'

Printed and interleaved Poll Book for Berkshire election.  D/EN/O20/3  1812

1 document

Contents:
Endorsed on cover: Catherine Neville

Two printed copies of the Poll Book for the Berkshire election  D/EN/O20/4,5  1812

2 documents

Contents:
One with the pages wrongly bound up

Printed Poll Book for Berkshire election  D/EN/O20/6  1818

1 document

MS. Poll Book for Berkshire county election  D/EN/O20/7  1820

1 document

Printed list of voters in Reading borough elections, for Members of Parliament  D/EN/O21  1790

1 document

MS. Poll list for Members of Parliament, taken at Windsor  D/EN/O22/1  1711

1 document

MS. list of voters for the borough of Windsor.  D/EN/O22/2  1712

1 document

Contents:
This may be a borough list rather than Parliamentary

Duplicated letters from R. Neville, canvassing for election as member for Berkshire  D/EN/O32  1820

1 bdl.

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Correspondence, etc., concerning Sir Henry Neville's transactions in the sale and shipment of 'brocken peces' of ordnance  D/EN/O23  1593-1597

5 documents

Correspondence and receipts relating to Sir Henry Neville's shares in the New River Company  D/EN/O24  1610-1614

5 documents

Contents:
('The chardge of bringinge the watter from Chadwell and Amwell to the North parte of the Citty of London') which was floated by Hugh Myddelton, with letter from Hugh Mydelton, 1613

'Observations on the intended Navigable Canal from Lechlade down the Vale of White Horse... to join the River Thames below Wallingford'  D/EN/O25  c.1790

4 pp.

'Report of the Committee appointed to view Neville's Bridge and the Commissioner's Bridge and to enquire as to the persons liable to the repairs thereof,' at Twyford  D/EN/O26  1810

1 document

Volume containing names of (?) landowners in East Berkshire.  D/EN/O27  c.1816

1 vol

Contents:
No indication of the reason for its compilation; it is too full for a freeholders' book and is not a list of the tenants on the Braybrooke estates

Parliamentary and Ministerial  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Acc. 636


Notebooks of Richard Neville Aldworth (later Neville) on debates in the House of Commons.  D/EN/O34/1-24  1747-1766

24 vols.

Contents:
These notes name speakers in debates and give an abbreviated version of some of the speeches. Most of the notes are written in pencil; a few have becomes smudged and partly illegible. The notebooks were in most cases dated on the cover by the writer, but the contents sometimes include entries of later dates.
D/DBy F 14/2-25

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/1  1747

Contents:
'Nov. 1747'. Debate in Committee of Supply?, Speakers include Mr. Pelham, Sir John Barnard, Sir Francis Dashwood; also includes a debate on the disputed election result for the borough of Great Bedwyn, co. Wilts., with speeches by Henry ? Fox and others. At end reversed debate on the war or continuation of Supply ?

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/2  1748

Contents:
'1748'. Debate on an 'Address to the King to lay before This House an Estimate of the Building of Ships for 1748' and Report of the Committee. Speakers include Mr. Pitt?, Robt.? Nugent, Horace Walpole?, Lord Strange; at end: brief notes on Report of the Committee for Supply.

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/3  1748

Contents:
'1748'. Debate, apparently on the Army several speakers, including Pitt, Pelham, Lord Barrington, H. Fox, Sir John Cotton.

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/4  1748

Contents:
'1748'. Debate ? on the Naturalisation Bill. Members whose remarks are given are C. Townshend and Sir John Barnard

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/5  1748

Contents:
'1748'. Debate 'On the Army'. Appears to be a debate on Supply and the war. The numerous speakers include R. Nugent, Pelham, W. Beckford and Pitt.

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/6  1749

Contents:
'1749'. 5 pp. cut out at the front of the volume; on the only other page used are a few lines on a speech by Mr. Jansen? apparently on supply of troops.

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/7  1753

Contents:
'Feb. 1753'. Committee of Ways and Means, 5th February Pelham, - Walpole and others and 7th February Lord Egmont ? and Pitt.

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/8  1755

Contents:
'Nov. 1755'. First page only on Supply ?, November. Also contains debate of 2nd December on prize ships and pressing for the Navy; 'Report upon Treaties', n.d., debate of 5th December on 'Supply on the Army' and 8th December on motion on the Army and on the Militia Bill numerous speeches are reported in all these debates

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/9  1755

Contents:
'Dec. 1755'. 10th? December, 'Upon the Treaties' and 'Committee upon the Treaties' numerous speakers

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/10  1756

Contents:
'Jan. 1756'. 'Motion on Division -' 26th January and Committee of Supply, 28th January. At end reversed, a list of pamphlets, etc., possibly in another hand

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/11  1756

Contents:
'Feb. 1756'. 10th February: motion on foreign protestants in America?, see O 34/12; Lord Barrington, Pitt and other speakers. At end reversed, debate on the Place Bill.

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/12  1756

Contents:
'Feb. 1756'. 18th February: '2nd Reading of foreign Protestants Bill ...'. At other end; debates of 7th May on the 'Hanoverian Estimate'; 12th and 14th May Committee of Supply.

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/13  1756

Contents:
'Dec. 1756'. Debate of 22nd? December on the Army; at end reversed debate on the Address various speakers; some pages smudged

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/14  1757

Contents:
'Jan. 1757'. Notes, apparently on the enquiry on the loss of Minorca, 1st and 8th January, 25th April and apparently also 2nd May; at end reversed, Ways and Means, 27th April. Numerous speakers in these debates

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/15  1757

Contents:
'Feb. 1757'. Committee of Ways and Means; also debate on the militia and, on 18th March, Ways and Means; at end reversed: debate 'On the King's Message for the Army of Observation', 18th February speakers in this debate, reported at length, were Pitt, Lord George Sackville and Fox

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/16  1758

Contents:
'Ap. 1758'. Debate of April 19th? on the Prussian Treaty; at end reversed, Ways and Means, 21st April numerous speakers

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/17  1758-1759

Contents:
'Dec. 1758'. Statements and statistics on the Army, 6th December; debate on 'foreign troops &c.', 14th December, 1758; on the Budget, 'Dec. 17th 1759' sic; at end reversed on malt and molasses taxes, n.d.; 'Supplies', 12th December and 14th December 1759.

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/18  1760

Contents:
'Nov. 1760'. Debate on proposals for peace?, n.d., Supply, n.d.; at end reversed, debate on Prussian Treaty, 22nd December 1760 (Pitt, H.B. Legge and Sir Francis Dashwood). Brief notes only, for this debate; various speakers for others

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/19  1761

Contents:
'Nov. 1761'. Debate on the Address, 12th ? November 1761; at end reversed, 'On the Army', 25th November; on Hessian and Hanoverian estimates and treaties ?, 9th or 19th December numerous speakers

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/20  1761

Contents:
'Dec. 1761'. Debate on Ways and Means, 14th December badly smudged; at end reversed, 11th December also Ways and Means ?

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/21  1762

Contents:
'May 1762'. Debate on Supply, 12th May various speakers

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/22  c.1761

Contents:
Committee of Ways and Means appears to be partly on peace terms, mentioned in a speech of Pitt; H. B. Legge is apparently still Chancellor of the Exchequer

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/23  1766, 1810-1812

Contents:
Debate on the repeal of the Stamp Act, 21st February 1766 see also D/EN/O34/24; at end reversed, memoranda of Lord Braybrooke? on debts and on timber, etc., 1810-1812.

Notebook of Richard Neville Aldworth an debates in the House of Commons  D/EN/O34/24  1766

Contents:
Debate on America, 4th February and 6th February 1766 numerous speakers

Annual accounts of Richard Neville Neville as Paymaster of Pensions and Bounties  D/EN/O35/1-2  1764-1766

2 vols.

Contents:
Alphabetical list of persons receiving stated sums as pensions, list of charity payments and alphabetical 'French List'. The accounts run from January 1764 to July 1765, with receipt of balance for Neville's successor, 1766
E.R.O. D/DBy O 43-44

'Memorial' on the education of the Prince of Wales  D/EN/O36  c.1751-1753

1 document

Contents:
Probably in the hand of Richard Neville Aldworth (Neville)
D/DBy O 1

Printed 'List of the 126 Honest Members Who voted for Mr. Wardle's Motion upon the Conduct of the Duke of York on the 15th Instant'  D/EN/O37  [1809]

1 document

Contents:
Printed in Reading; this appears to be on the motion of 15th March 1809
D/DBy O 3

Bibliography: See A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the Charges... against... the Duke of York... (1809), p. 677 (copy in B.R.O. Library)


MAPS  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: D/EN/P1-3 Acc. 74, 115
D/EN/P4 Acc 184
D/EN/P5 Acc 1090


Wargrave, by Lew Andrewes, junior  D/EN/P1  1686

Supplementary information: See catalogue of maps

Contents:
Only top right hand section of map

Binfield  D/EN/P2  c.1820

Contents:
Removed, for better storage, from D/EN/T29

Windsor Forest, by H. Walter  D/EN/P3  1823

Supplementary information: See catalogue of maps

Windsor, by W. Collier  D/EN/P4  1742

Contents:
[Printed map dedicated to Duke of Marlborough]

Copy (1905) of the Tithe commutation map of Warfield  D/EN/P5  1845

ECCLESIASTICAL AND CHARITY  [no ref. or date]

Deed for composition of tithes of Wadley and Wicklesham in Faringdon, between the bishop of Salisbury, the parson of Faringdon and the abbot and convent of Stanley.  D/EN/Q1  1221

1 document

Bibliography: [This deed is referred to in the Victoria County History, Berkshire, vol. IV, p.498]


Documents relating to the presentation to the rectory of Arborfield  D/EN/Q2  1832-1840

4 documents

Conveyance of land at Warfield as site for a National School  D/EN/Q3  1816-1817

1 document

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Rich Trust at Sonning.  D/EN/Q4  c.1775-c.1785

1 bdl.

Contents:
This educational charity depended on money arising from lands at Shiplake, Eye and Dunsden, (co. Oxon.)

Volume of abstracts of deeds re Winkfield Charity school  D/EN/Q5  n.d. [late 18c]

1 vol.

Specification of work at Waltham St Lawrence vicarage  D/EN/Q6  1914

1 file

TITLE DEEDS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Drawings by John Thorpe for the house at Billingbear are in Sir John Soane's Museum. The house was demolished, c.1926 see The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Archaeological Journal, vol. 30, p. 97 (1926).

Contents:
The deeds included in the Berkshire section of the Braybrooke MSS. comprise the title to two quite independent estates yet so intermixed as to form a comparatively compact whole. The Neville properties centred on Billingbear Park in Waltham St. Lawrence but the family also held the lordships of the hundreds of Wargrave and Ashridge (co. Wilts. until 1844) with extensive lands in Wargrave, Hurst, Warfield, Binfield, Wokingham and Winkfield. The Aldworth estates centred on Stanlake House in Ruscombe and Hurst and later on Frogmore House, New Windsor. This family also held land in Wargrave, Hurst, Old Windsor, Harwell and in Shiplake (co. Oxon.) just across the river Thames from Wargrave.
The death of Henry Grey, heir to the Neville estates and to the Grey estates in Hampshire in 1741, created a complicated situation in which various trust deeds were executed to cover the succession of Richard Neville Aldworth who took the surname Neville on the death of his aunt Elizabeth, Lady Portsmouth, widow of Henry Grey, in 1761.
The principal series of deeds (see D/EN T1 below) relates to the Neville and Grey estates as a whole and includes a number of family settlements. A group of very large settlements for this period are among the Braybrooke MSS. in the Essex Record Office, Chelmsford. Catalogue mark D/DBy T 10.

Waltham St. Lawrence, Wargrave, Warfield, Binfield and Winkfield; Hurst, Wokingham and Swallowfield (all formerly co. Wilts.); and lands in co. Hants.  D/EN/T1  [n.d.]

Contents:
Hundreds of Wargrave and Ashridge (co. Wilts.); manors of Waltham St. Lawrence, Billingbear in Waltham St. Lawrence, Ashridge and Hartoke in Hurst and Wokingham (co. Wilts.), Wargrave, Warfield, Winkfield and Newnhams, Lakes and Aylwins in Warfield; rectory of Waltham St. Lawrence; Fines bailiwick in Windsor Forest; mansions, houses and lands.
Also includes the Grey estates in Co. Hants. This is the central series of deeds and includes copy of Act recovering the Wargrave estate to the Nevilles 1559, finely engrossed and decorated inspeximus of 1571, and many family settlements. An attempt has been made to reconstitute the original series by means of contemporary numeration where this was given. The deeds which do not fall into a numbered series are arranged chronologically.

Deeds having original numeration 1-23  D/EN/T1/1  1679-1723

13 documents

Copy deeds: numbered 1-24  D/EN/T1/2  1691-1732

12 documents

Deeds bearing numbers 23-29  D/EN/T1/3  1729-1741

5 documents

Deeds not falling into any of above series, arranged chronologically and for convenience divided into five bundles the dividing dates being 1705, 1730, 1760, 1780  D/EN/T1/4  1559-1819

52 documents

Waltham St. Lawrence  [no ref. or date]

Messuage and land  D/EN/T2  1699-1854

18 documents

Contents:
Bundle bears original number 20

Messuage and land  D/EN/T3  1772-1815

12 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Land at Southlake Row, copyhold of manor of Waltham St. Lawrence  D/EN/T4  1787-1842

4 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Various properties  D/EN/T5  1607-1842

7 documents

Wargrave  [no ref. or date]

Land  D/EN/T6  c.1250

1 document

Contents:
Stored with D/EN/Q1

Hundred and manor of Wargrave  D/EN/T7  1675-1800

6 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 15

Rectory and parsonage of Wargrave  D/EN/T8  1604-1782

22 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Meadow in West Mead  D/EN/T9  1809-1830

5 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 67

Land  D/EN/T10  1763-1789

30 documents

Messuage called Lillys  D/EN/T11  1607-1807

8 documents

Various properties  D/EN/T12  1607-1839

11 documents

Wargrave and Warfield  [no ref. or date]

Lands  D/EN/T13  1800

8 documents

Contents:
Copy deeds only: original bundle number 65

Warfield  [no ref. or date]

Lands part copyhold of manor of Warfield  D/EN/T14  1841-1843

7 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Various properties  D/EN/T15  1697-1843

11 documents

Hurst and Ruscombe  [no ref. or date]

Manor of Hinton Pipard alias Stanlakes  D/EN/T16  1610-1794

25 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 3

Manor of Hinton Pipard  D/EN/T17  1713-1774

4 documents

Contents:
Leases of Stanlakes; original bundle number 16

Manor of Hurst alias Whistley  D/EN/T18  1696-1786

22 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 5

Manor of Hurst  D/EN/T19  1766-1798

12 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 22

Farm called Neetes at Broad Hinton  D/EN/T20  1751-1783

11 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Cowdrys Farm  D/EN/T21  1747-1782

10 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Farm at Broad Hinton  D/EN/T22  1672-1783

5 documents

Various properties in Hurst  D/EN/T23  1784-1849

6 documents

Various properties in Ruscombe  D/EN/T24  1720-1825

4 documents

Binfield  [no ref. or date]

Houses and land  D/EN/T25  1612-1827

22 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 7

House and land  D/EN/T26  1646-1815

15 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 10

Land  D/EN/T27  1781-1801

13 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 13

Hanningtons Farm  D/EN/T28  1708-1798

10 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 23

Farm and land  D/EN/T29  1712-1801

10 documents


Related information: For map see D/EN/P2

Contents:
Original bundle number 30

Farm and land [abstracts of title only from 1704]  D/EN/T30  1805-1811

3 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Various properties, including Englishes  D/EN/T31  1680-1768

4 documents

Trumpletts mead  D/EN/T32  1704-1723

10 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Binfield and Wokingham  [no ref. or date]

Messuage and land  D/EN/T33  1795-1815

9 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Binfield, Bray, Warfield and Winkfield  [no ref. or date]

Land  D/EN/T34  1701-1704

3 documents

Wokingham  [no ref. or date]

Messuage and land  D/EN/T35  1448-1815

58 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 8

Land  D/EN/T36  1812

4 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 9

Land at Carters Hill  D/EN/T37  1658-1800

33 documents

Contents:
Original bundle numbers 11 and 12a

Millers Close  D/EN/T38  1629-1725

9 documents

Messuage and land [abstract of title only, from 1690]  D/EN/T39  1810

3 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Farm and land  D/EN/T40  1690-1811

33 documents

Contents:
Three original bundles

Carters Hill, Ashridge  D/EN/T41  1631-1812

27 documents

Contents:
Two original bundles

Foxleyes  D/EN/T42  1588

1 document

Arborfield  [no ref. or date]

Various properties, including manor of Arborfield  D/EN/T43  1701-1844

11 documents

Finchampstead  [no ref. or date]

Messuage and land  D/EN/T44  1729

2 documents

Old and New Windsor  [no ref. or date]

Frogmore House, Shaws and manor of Shaws with lands  D/EN/T45  1631-1763

45 documents

Contents:
Original bundle number 4
Includes crown grant of James II

Various properties  D/EN/T46  1509, 1692, 1696

3 documents

Harwell  [no ref. or date]

Manor of Harwell  D/EN/T47  1700-1737

11 documents

Contents:
Leasehold only; original bundle number 1

Shiplake (co. Oxon.)  [no ref. or date]

Manor of Lashbrook and land  D/EN/T48  1551-1796

19 documents

Contents:
Original bundle

Wheatley and Cuddesdon (co. Oxon.)  [no ref. or date]

Messuages, grist mills and land  D/EN/T49  1703-1704

3 documents

Hurst and Ruscombe  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: Acc.258


Land  D/EN/T50  1724-1796

5 documents

MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

Source of acquisition: D/EN 22-25 Acc 556; D/EN 26-28 Acc 636


Transcripts, pedigrees, notes and correspondence relating to the history of Berkshire, its parishes and families.  D/EN/Z1/1-4  [n.d.]

4 vols.

Contents:
Probably compiled by the 3rd Lord Braybrooke. There is no special order about these papers but for convenience they have been roughly sorted into four groups, viz. (I) general, including pedigrees and an incomplete list of incumbents for the Berkshire parishes, (II) notes on Aldermaston, Aldworth, Basildon (with a few relating to Bray and Purley), Binfield, Bisham, Brimpton, Brightwell, Chaddleworth, Cholsey, Cookham, Didcot, East Hanney, Harwell, Hurley, Hurst, West Ilsley, Langford and Longworth, (III) Pangbourne, Reading, Remenham, Ruscombe, Great Shefford, Shottesbrook, Stanford, Stratfield Mortimer, Streatley, Sulham, Sulhampstead, Sonning, Thatcham and Ufton, (IV) Waltham St. Lawrence, White Waltham, Warfield, Wargrave, Wasing, Welford and Winkfield. Bound into four volumes, numbered as above, 1976

Bonds for payment by Sir Henry Neville, 1607, and Richard Aldworth, 1738, with receipt, 1772, endorsed  D/EN/Z2/1-2  1607-1772

2 documents

Petition to Sir Henry Neville from Richard Hinde, linen draper of Newbury  D/EN/Z3  c.1603

1 document

Contents:
For the assistance of Sir Henry Saville in persuading the Dean and Canons of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, to grant a renewal of a lease recites the negotiations with individual canons for the renewal and disagreements among them as to granting it

Particulars of expenses of James Barlow, 17th-19th October 1710, paid by 'Mr. Aldworth'.  D/EN/Z4  1710

1 document

Contents:
These payments are for food, etc., for an unstated number of men apparently travelling to Abingdon and back, and may be connected with the county election of 1710. The polling place for the county later in the 18th century was Abingdon

'Anecdotes relative to Hurley... by Mr. Wilcox'.  D/EN/Z5  c.1780

2 leaves

Contents:
Joseph Wilcocks? See Lysons, Magna Britannia, vol. I, 299

'Heroic Epistle to the supposed Author of the Heroic Epistle to Ld. Craven'  D/EN/Z6  c.1775

3 leaves

Contents:
(MS.), with note by Lord Braybrooke, c.1823, on the poem, which he states is by the Revd. Thomas Penrose. The poem contains references to Berkshire Members of Parliament
E.R.O. D/DBy Z 63

Miscellaneous papers; Latin verses; political verses on a Berkshire election, c.1820  D/EN/Z7  18thc.-early 19thc

1 bdl.

Contents:
Possibly referring to William Hallett, the defeated candidate
D/DBy Z 63

Manuscript volume entitled 'The History and Antiquities of Wallingford'  D/EN/Z8  n.d. [18c]

1 vol.

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