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Reference 157 DD/E
Covering dates c.1135-1978
Held by Nottinghamshire Archives
Extent 120 boxes
Conditions of access Accessible to all holders of a reader's ticket
Creators Edge family of Strelley, Nottinghamshire
Related information Further meteorological observations taken at Strelley Hall, 1921-1932, are held by the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham.

Administrative history:
These records relate to an estate built up in the 17th century by the Edge family, who were lawyers originally from North Staffordshire. The estate passed by marriage through the Conway, Webb and Hurt families who all adopted the Edge name.
The majority of the records were held at Strelley Hall prior to their deposit in Nottinghamshire Archives. The documents were deposited in several instalments: the first was made in 1950 (accession 85) and was followed by ones in 1951, 1952, and 1957. In 1979 a further large deposit was received from the family solicitors.

The collection relates to the Edge family's estates in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire. It comprises deeds, estate and family papers, legal and household papers and of particular note are the papers concerning coal mining in Strelley in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (DD/E/28/23-40, DD/E/46/80). The series of financial papers includes personal, household, farm, and estate annual bundles of accounts, receipts and vouchers, and some correspondence, 1738-1817 (DD/E/1). Accounts from London and Edinburgh as well as Nottingham are contained in this series.
Among the personal papers are many relating to Thomas Musgrave, Archbishop of York, 1847-1860, (DD/E/212-220). These papers are believed to have come into the collection via a family connection, namely a marriage between Francis Ethelreda Musgrave and Lewis Kekewich Edge of Strelley in 1886 and include correspondence with many prominent people including Viscount Melbourne, Lord John Russell and Sir George Grey 1807-1864, (DD/E/215/1-127). One letter of note is that recording his reflections arising out of a grand tour in 1815 at the time of Napoleon's defeat, (DD/E/213/13).
There is a small series of papers relating to the Nottinghamshire Lent Assizes, 1790 (DD/E/3/14-16), which includes a calendar of prisoners, a grand jury list and a summons for TW Edge to serve on the grand jury. Two series of shrievalty papers, 1708-1904, (DD/E/12/1-11) and 1722-1782 (DD/E/207-208) include material concerning the appointment of Thomas Webb in 1722 and John Webb in 1781 to the office of sheriff of Warwick.
Of particular interest are the records of meteorological observations made at Strelley Hall, 1863-1976, (DD/E/211/1-47) and a purse-string pattern book c.1654 (DD/E/222/3). The collection also contains a series of papers relating to the pedigree and genealogy of the Edge family, 1707-1978 (DD/E/209-210.
DD/E/1. Accounts 1738-1817.
DD/E/2. Basford 1851-1858.
DD/E/3. Thomas Webb Edge (Father & Son) 1746-1844.
DD/E/4. Rev. Barlow Evetts 1756-1819.
DD/E/5. Legal 1608-1737.
DD/E/6. Lenton 1650/1651
DD/E/7. Lowdham and Gunthorpe 1647-1816
DD/E/8. Miscellaneous 1654-1905
DD/E/9. Settlements 1606-1817
DD/E/10. Shelford 1658-1665
DD/E/11. Sherwood Forest 1675
DD/E/12. Shrievalty 1708-1904
DD/E/13. Southwell and Upton 1608-1690
DD/E/14. Strelley and Bilborough 1619-1872
DD/E/15. Toton 1654-1655
DD/E/16. Wills 1682-1830
DD/E/17. Wollaton and Bramcote 1668
DD/E/18. Corn. Derbyshire c.1630
DD/E/19. Dalby-on-the-Wolds, co. Leics 1671-1674
DD/E/20. Bagots Bromley, co. Staffs 1590-1629
DD/E/21. Horton, co. Staffs. 1469-c.1683
DD/E/22. Sherborne, Corn. Warwick 1699-1819
DD/E/23. BASFORD 1841
DD/E/25. MAPS AND PLANS 1881-1889
DD/E/26. SHRIEVALTY 1804-1904
DD/E/27. STAPLEFORD 1839-1840
DD/E/29. MISCELLANEOUS 1775-1872
DD/E/30. Accounts 1657-1891
DD/E/31. Bestwood Park 1825
DD/E/32. Bingham 1599
DD/E/33. Blyth 1638/1639
DD/E/34. Bramcote 1561-1593
DD/E/35. Nottingham Canal 1791-1802
DD/E/36. Correspondence 1745-1841
DD/E/37. Game Books 1780-1911
DD/E/38. Ingram Family 1611-1715
DD/E/39. Kinoulton 1660
DD/E/40. Kirkby-in-Ashfield 1768-1811
DD/E/41. Lowdham and Gunthorpe 1647-1815
DD/E/42. Miscellaneous 1633-1842
DD/E/43. Newspapers 1790-1864
DD/E/44. Radcliffe-on-Trent 1661-1743
DD/E/45. Sherwood Forest 1277-1278
DD/E/46. Strelley and Bilborough, inc. COAL 1657-1858
DD/E/47. Sutton-on-Trent 1803
DD/E/48. Trowell 1787
DD/E/49. Corn. Derby 1631-1750
DD/E/50. Corn. Essex 1719
DD/E/51. Corn. Leicester 1704
DD/E/52. Corn. Staffs. 1794-1763
DD/E/53. Corn. Warwick 1556-1819
DD/E/54. Corn. York. 1633-1830
DD/E/55. Arnold 1789
DD/E/56. Broxtowe 1595
DD/E/57. Correspondence 1683-1901
DD/E/58. Gotham 1804
DD/E/59. Miscellaneous 1673-1868
DD/E/60. Nuthall 1817
DD/E/61. Southwell and Upton 1799
DD/E/62. Strelley and Bilborough 1680-1860
DD/E/63. Various Townships 1609-1810
DD/E/64. Corn. Derby 1811-1842
DD/E/65. Corn. Leicester 1812
DD/E/66. Corn. Staffs. 1658-1730
DD/E/67. Corn. Warwick 1560-1808
DD/E/68. Account Books and Rentals 1848-1930
DD/E/69/1-9. Miscellaneous 1671-1916
DD/E/70/1-15. Acts of Parliament 1737-1888
DD/E/71/1-4. Correspondence 1669/70-1679/80
(See other sections for related material.)
DD/E/72 Gloucestershire. 1329
DD/E/72/1 Saintbury. 1329
Thurbarn - Witbred and Muculton.
DD/E/73 Northamptonshire. 1437
DD/E/73/1 Brockhall, Muscott and Welton. 1437
Russhenell - Newenham.
DD/E/74-93 Warwickshire. c.1135-1786
DD/E/74/1-15 Great Alne, also Coventry etc. where specified. 1677-1731
Attwood - Hopper
DD/E/75/1-2 Barford, also Llannelvewe 1572-1674
(Brecknock, Wales).
DD/E/75/1 Crown - various. 1572
DD/E/75/2 Ward - Fayrfax. 1674
DD/E/76/1-6 Ryton par. Bulkington. 1649-1755
Wale - Man - various.
DD/E/77/1-2 Cosford. 1720
Hinde - various - Hinde.
DD/E/78/1 Fulbrook, also Snitterfield. 1699
Rollinson - Edwards.
DD/E/79/1-2 Nuthurst par. Hampton in Arden. 1701-1705
Ingram - Sly.
DD/E/80/1-2 Henley in Arden. 1682-1697
Ingram - Higgins.
DD/E/81/1-5 Lapworth. 1698-1738
Askew - Doley.
DD/E/82/1-27 Kenilworth. 1545-1685
Taverner - various.
DD/E/83/1 Newbold. 1310
DD/E/84/1-8 Norton. 1740-1750
Stoughton - Jones.
DD/E/85/1-4 Priors Marston. 1606-1676
Various - Eagle - Wills.
DD/E/86/1-85 Sherborne. c.1135-1754
DD/E/86/1-3 De Novo Burgo - Pilgem and Suein. Early 12th cent. - 1135.
DD/E/86/4 Knights Templars - John the Chamberlain son of Suan the Chamberlain. c. 1220
DD/E/86/5-6 Various. c. 1320
DD/E/86/7-14 Various - Chamberleyn. c.1330-1342
DD/E/86/15-63 Various. 1322-1508
DD/E/86/64-76 Guilds of Holy Trinity and St. George, Warwick, etc. - Rogers, Palmer. 1545-1677
DD/E/86/77-83 Various - Burgoyne - Webb. 1722-1754
DD/E/86/84-5 Rogers, Palmer. 1594, 1676.
DD/E/87/1 Shrewley and Pinley. 1335
Prioress of Pinley - Wm. de Lucy.
DD/E/88/1-42 Warwick: also Norton Curlue, Norton Lindsey, Whatcote, Ryton par. Budbrooke, Shrowley par. Hatton where specified. c.1310-1782
DD/E/88/1-4 Droncken - Walden. c.1310-1375
DD/E/88/5-7 Saunders - Joyce - Clark. 1582-1660
DD/E/88/8-26 Various. 1653-1782
DD/E/88/27-38 Man and various. 1664-1754
DD/E/88/39-42 Newton. 1755-1767
DD/E/89/1-68 Whatcote; also Thornton Le Moor (Lincs) at 89/6; also Priors Hardwick and Priors Marston at 89/45-46. 1381-1746
Various - Neale - Savage - Davis.
DD/E/90/1-2 Wilmcote. 1679; 1755
Edkins - Johns; Webb - Walker.
DD/E/91/1-6 Wolston and Marston par. Wolston. 1630-1741
Willis; Webb - various.
DD/E/92/1 Ullenhall par. Wootton Wawen. 1688
Ingram - Preston.
DD/E/93/1-26 Cancelled Bonds. 1735-1786
Webb and Webb Edge to various.
(This section is chiefly concerned with probate & executorship papers and is arranged under the Webb and Edge families and other families with whom they had relationships. The role as executor also accounts for the survival of much miscellaneous material which bears little relationship to the actual family. Pedigrees are not included in this section - see PEDIGREES GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY. See also other sections for related material.)
DD/E/94 Elias Webb I. 1727/8
DD/E/94/1 Sherborne Warks..
DD/E/95 Elias Webb II. 1753-c.1770
DD/E/95/1-16 Sherborne, Wolston Warks. where specified.
DD/E/96 Ralph Edge. 1765-1783
DD/E/96/1-93 Strelley, Longnor Staff, Bilborough, Lowdham and Gunthorpe where specified.
DD/E/97 John Webb. 1783-1784
DD/E/98/1-34 Evetts family: Barlow Evetts, Thomas Evetts. 1735-1780
Butlers Marston Warks., Temple Balsall Warks. and other premises in Warwickshire & Staffordshire where specified.
DD/E/98/35-198 Barlow, Thomas & Wm. Evetts. c.1747-1773
DD/E/98/199-252 Wm. & Jane Evetts. 1762-1783
Butlers Marston, Knowle, Warwick, and Longnor Staff where specified.
DD/E/98/199-214 Original bundle 1762-1774
DD/E/98/215-226 Original bundle 1767-1777
DD/E/98/227-233 Original bundle 1768-1778
DD/E/98/234-252 Original bundle 1768-1783
DD/E/98/253-436 Jane Evetts. 1768-1784
DD/E/98/253-283 Original bundle 1768-1782
DD/E/98/284-368 Original bundle 1768-1783
DD/E/98/369-423 Original bundle 1782-1784
DD/E/98/424-436 Original bundle 1768-1783
DD/E/99/1-33 Hinde, Ward, Farndon, Webb and various. 1687-c.1756
Wolston, Marston End par Wolston, Priors Marston, Ryton on Dunsmore Warks., Leire Leics., Lilburne and Braybrooke Nhant, Barton in Fabis, Armitage and Handsacre Staff where specified.
DD/E/100/1-41 Man family: related to Ward, Reynolds and Webb families. 1685-1757
Warwick and Ryton in Dunsmore Warks. where specified.
DD/E/100/42-54 John and Lettice Haywood (Heawood). Lettice was executor of husband John and Thomas Man(n) executor of Lettice Haywood. 1692-1730
Warwick; also premises in Bull Street, Birmingham where specified.
DD/E/100/55-123 Man, Hands, Freeman and various. John Webb was executor of Thomas Man and Man was executor of Rebecka Hands of Shuckborough Warks.. 1667-1769
Whatcote, Fenny Compton Warks. where specified.
DD/E/101/1 Hurt of Alderwasley Derbs.. Elizabeth daughter of Francis Hurt was married to Thomas Webb (Edge) 24 May 1785. 1783
Wirksworth, Alderwasley, Highedge and Morley Park Derbs.; Blore and Waterfall Staff.
DD/E/101/2-39 Rev. John Francis Hurt's trust. 1866-1883
Bilborough where specified.
DD/E/102/1 Rev. John Webb Edge of Strelley. Rector of Bilborough with Strelley 1819-1842. 1836-1841
Strelley, also North Muskham.
DD/E/103/1-17 Mrs. Catherine Anne Wethered. James Thomas Edge was her brother and one of her executors. 1876-1900
DD/E/104/1-44 John Manger Pott. 1888-1896
Premises in London and Harpenden Herts.
DD/E/105/1-193 Miscellaneous families. Arranged alphabetically. 1636-1897
DD/E/105/194-226 Miscellaneous items found at later date. 1701-1778
(See other sections for related material.)
DD/E/106-116 Surveys, valuations and rentals. 1674-1929
DD/E/106 Northamptonshire 1724
DD/E/106/1 Farthinghoe.
Townsend. 1724
DD/E/107 Nottinghamshire 1766-1929
DD/E/107/1-3 Gunthorpe, Lowdham and Nottingham.
Edge. 1766-c.1767
DD/E/107/4-11 Nuthall Temple Estate - sale catalogues, particulars, illustrations and plans. 1817-1929
DD/E/108-116 Warwickshire 1674-1786
DD/E/108/1 Lillington.
Wise; Lord Brooks. 1711, c.1720
DD/E/109/1 Marston. c.1770
DD/E/110/1 Rogers. 1674
DD/E/111/1-19 Burgoyne and Church lands. 1714, 1730
DD/E/112/1-3 Webb; also Lord Bingley. 1729; -c.1778
DD/E/113/1 Lancaster c.1750
DD/E/114/1 Smith & Lord Bingley. c.1750
DD/E/115/1-3 Goodricke. 1776-1786
DD/E/116/1-2 Warwick.
Various including Webb and Lord Warwick. 1767-1770
DD/E/117-118 Account Books. (See other sections for related material.) c.1684-1787
DD/E/117/1-268 Webb and Edge. c.1695-1787
DD/E/118/1-23 Man. (See 117/144-163 for related material). 1710-1757
DD/E/118/24-54 Farr and miscellaneous. c.1684-1786
DD/E/119-193 Bills, vouchers and related papers. (see other sections for related material.) 1672-c.1850
DD/E/119/1-164 Chiefly relating to Warwickshire - Sherborne, Wolston and Warwick area. 1672-c.1850
DD/E/120/1-21 Chiefly relating to Sherborne and Warwick area. 1723-1756
DD/E/121/1-26 Chiefly Sherborne & Warwick area, also Bilborough and Strelley. 1725-1782
DD/E/122/1-22 Chiefly Sherborne & Warwick - includes work on John Webb's house at Sherborne. 1727-1757
DD/E/123/1-13 Chiefly Sherborne & Warwick area. 1733-1750
DD/E/124/1-38 Original Bundle. c.1744-1754
DD/E/125/1-28 Chiefly Sherborne, Wolston and Warwick area. 1750-1756
DD/E/126/1-17 Chiefly Wolston, Butlers Marston & Warwick area. 1753-1756
DD/E/127/1-34 Chiefly Sherborne and Warwick area - includes work on Webb house at Sherborne. 1754-1756
DD/E/128/1-19 Chiefly Sherborne and Warwick area. 1751-1756
DD/E/129/1-22 Chiefly Sherborne and Wolston area. 1755-1756
DD/E/130/1-6 Red Horse, etc. Warwick. 1755-1757
DD/E/131/1-20 Red Horse and other property in Warwick. 1755-1760
DD/E/132/1-22 Work on house and furnishings at Sherborne, Red Horse at Warwick, etc. 1755-1759
DD/E/133/1-27 Chiefly Sherborne, Warwick and Wolston area. 1755-1759
DD/E/134/1-42 Chiefly Sherborne, Butlers Marston, Wolston, Warwick area. 1755-1784
DD/E/135/1-59 Chiefly Sherborne, Wolston, Warwick area. 1756-1757
DD/E/136/1-30 Westham Meadows, Wolston 1756-1771
DD/E/137/1-18 Warwick 1756-1773
DD/E/138/1-19 Chiefly Sherborne, Snitterfield, Warwick etc. 1757-1758
DD/E/139/1-38 Chiefly Sherborne, Warwick area. 1757-1759
DD/E/140/1-31 Chiefly Sherborne and Warwick area. 1759-1760
DD/E/141/1-41 Chiefly Sherborne, Snitterfield, Wolston, Warwick area. 1758
DD/E/142/1-71 Chiefly Sherborne, Snitterfield, Wolston, Warwick area. 1758-1760
DD/E/143/1-82 Chiefly Barford, Butlers Marston, Sherborne, Snitterfield and Nottingham. 1758-1763
DD/E/144/1-28 Chiefly Sherborne and Warwick. 1758-1785
DD/E/145/1-99 Chiefly Butlers Marston, Sherborne, Warwick and Nottingham. 1759-1762
DD/E/146/1-107 Chiefly Butlers Marston, Warwick, Wolston, Sherborne and Strelley 1760-1769
DD/E/147/1-71 Chiefly Butlers Marston, Sherborne and Warwick area. 1759-1761
DD/E/148/1-64 Chiefly Sherborne, Warwick and Nottingham. 1762-1766
DD/E/149/1-97 Chiefly Sherborne and Warwick - includes work on Red Horse, Warwick. 1762-1767
DD/E/150/1-12 Chiefly Sherborne, Snittersfield area. 1767
DD/E/151/1-7 Sherborne, Barford. 1763-1766
DD/E/152/1-94 Butlers Marston, Barford, Sherborne, Snittersfield, Wolston, Warwick. 1762-1770
DD/E/153/1-38 Butlers Marston, Sherborne, Warwick 1764-1765
DD/E/154/1-78 Sherborne, Warwick 1764-1765
DD/E/155/1-24 Knowle, Warwick 1753-1773
DD/E/156/1-58 Butlers Marston, Sherborne, Snittersfield, Warwick. 1764
DD/E/157/1-99 Butlers Marston, Sherborne, Snittersfield, Warwick. 1767-1768
DD/E/158/1-19 Nottingham, Lowdham & Strelley. 1766-1784
DD/E/159/1-62 Gunthorpe, Lowdham, Mapperley, Nottingham & Strelley. 1766-1767
DD/E/160/1-13 Bills incurred for Mtr. Webb Edge's schooling. 1767-1770
DD/E/161/1-6 Inn bills incurred on journey from Strelley. 1771
DD/E/162/1-37 Bills incurred for Mtr. Webb Edge's schooling. 1766-1770
DD/E/163/1-76 Bilborough, Strelley & Gunthorpe. 1768-1778
DD/E/164/1-53 Strelley & Gunthorpe property. 1768-1779
DD/E/165/1-21 Strelley & services supplied by Nottingham tradesmen. 1768-1779
DD/E/166/1-22 Receipts of receiver for Sherborne Warks. rents. 1771-1777
DD/E/167/1-131 Craft & tradesmen's bills re. Warwick. 1770-1771
DD/E/168/1-77 Bills chiefly re. Strelley household & estate. 1770-1774
DD/E/169/1-4 Accounts with Labourers at Sherborne? Warks. 1774
DD/E/170/1-136 Bills relate to Bath, London, Sherborne & Warwick. 1774-1783
DD/E/171/1-89 Bills relate to Nottingham tradesmen & Nottingham. 1775-1777
DD/E/172/1-22 Some bills of Nottingham tradesmen; Bilborough & Strelley. 1774-1777
DD/E/173/1-25 Bills of Nottingham tradesmen supplying foodstuffs & housegoods presumably to Strelley. 1776-1777
DD/E/174/1-8 Strelley household and estate. 1778-1779
DD/E/175/1-51 Bills by Nottingham tradesmen; work on Strelley Hall & estate. 1779
DD/E/176/1-19 Re. Strelley Hounds 1779-1781
DD/E/177/1-2 Original Bundle 1780-1782
DD/E/178/1-41 Bills re Warwick & Sherborne. 1783
DD/E/179/1-47 Bills re Warwick & Sherborne. 1783-1784
DD/E/180/1-20 Bills re Warwick & Sherborne. 1784
DD/E/181/1-51 Bills re Warwick & Sherborne. 1784
DD/E/182/1-33 Bills re Warwick & Birmingham. 1784
DD/E/183/1-45 Bills re Sherborne & London. 1784
DD/E/184/1-2 Accounts relating to corn, cattle & other produce. 1784-1785
DD/E/185/1-42 Bills re Warwick & Sherborne. 1785
DD/E/186/1-71 Bills re London, Sherborne, Warwick & Strelley. 1785
DD/E/187/1-30 Bills re London, Warwick & Coventry tradesmen. 1785
DD/E/188/1-26 Re Sherborne & Strelley? 1785
DD/E/189/1-34 Bills re London, Sherborne & Strelley. 1786
DD/E/190/1-41 Bills re London, Warwick & Sherborne 1786
DD/E/191/1-35 Bills re Warwick & Sherborne, Strelley? 1786
DD/E/192/1-41 Bills re London, Warwick & Sherborne. 1786
DD/E/193/1-12 Bills re Sherborne. 1786
DD/E/194-201 CORRESPONDENCE. 1729-1827
DD/E/194/1-24 Chiefly re. Sherborne rents and proposed sale of property to Webb. 1729-1771
DD/E/195/1-6 Original Bundle 1735-1748
DD/E/196/1-6 Chiefly re. sale of Burgoyne estate at Sherborne Warks. inherited by Sir John Goodricke to Webbs. 1777-1778
DD/E/197/1-5 Re. proposed sale of Sherborne Warks. on Edge settling at Strelley. Lord Warwick re. purchase of piece of Edge property in West Street. Warwick. 1786
DD/E/198/1-11 Kings Norton and Wolston Warks. estate. 1768-c.1800
DD/E/199/1-96 Featherstone (par. Wolverhampton, Staff). 1794-1808
DD/E/200/1-25 Edge title to Featherstone estate. 1793-1827
DD/E/201/1-42 Sherborne rents etc.; mortgage of Fitzherbert estate; repair of chancel of Sherborne church; Bilborough and Stubbins Wood. 1729-1784
Aston Cantlow Warks.; Snitterfield Warks.; Warwick Staff Nicholas; acts of parliament.
Whyle v. Webb: Wellesbourne Warks. tithes.
DD/E/204-206 LOCAL AND PARISH AFFAIRS. 1707-1975
DD/E/204/1-98 Role as parish official. 1707-c.1799
DD/E/205/1-23 Resoration work on Sherborne Warks. church c.1740-1749
DD/E/206/1-18 Church rate levied on Strelley parish. 1856-1869
DD/E/206/19-31 Resoration work on Strelley church. 1855-1856
DD/E/206/32-45 Correspondence re. transfer of advowson of Bilborough with Strelley church to Society for Maintenance of the Faith. 1923
DD/E/206/46 Strelley church fabric account. 1973
DD/E/206/47 Bilborough and Strelley Church of England School. 1903
DD/E/206/48-73 Richard Smedley Charity. Ilkeston Derbs., also Bilborough & Strelley etc. 1883-1975
DD/E/206/74-88 Middlemore's Charity (Almshouses). Stanton-by-Dale Derbs.. 1925-1971
DD/E/207-208 SHRIEVALTY. 1722-1782
DD/E/207/1-16 Thomas Webb appointed sheriff of Warwick in 1722. 1722-1758
DD/E/208/1-24 John Webb appointed sheriff of Warwick in 1781. 1781-1782
DD/E/209/1-91 Edge, Webb and related families. 1707-1978
DD/E/210/1-127 Papers of John Wolley re. Hurt and Edge pedigrees. c.1852-1857
DD/E/212-220 PAPERS OF THOMAS MUSGRAVE (1788-1860). 1726-1901
DD/E/212/1-28 Archbishop of York 1847-1860. Papers re. appointment as Professor of Arabic, institution to benefices, election to see of Hereford and archiepiscopal see of York, church politics etc. 1816-1850
DD/E/213/1-22 Precedents granted by archbishops of York for felling timber etc.; Musgrave's grand tour at time of Napoleon's defeat; resignation of Robert Wilberforce on doctrinal grounds, etc. 1726-1865
DD/E/214/1-32 Chiefly letters from bishops on convocation dispute, infant baptismal regeneration and other church matters. 1805-1858
DD/E/215/1-127 Chiefly correspondence with bishops, James Tate headmaster of Richmond Grammar School (NY.), Christopher Wordsworth and politicians such as Melbourne, Lord John Russell and Grey. Subjects chiefly politics and church, Cambridge University and education, Gorham case, convocation dispute, patronage and related matters. 1807-1864
DD/E/216/1-11 Correspondents include Palmerston and the Rev. Sydney Smith. 1828-1901
DD/E/217/1-38 Correspondents include Melbourne, Lord John Russell and bishops; subjects chiefly convocation and church affairs. 1837-1882
DD/E/218/1-31 Correspondence on Convocation dispute. 1852-1860
DD/E/219/1-33 Miscellaneous correspondents. 1843-1898
DD/E/220/1-46 Miscellaneous autographs and assorted items. 1789-c.1900
DD/E/221 MAPS AND PLANS. 1693-1947
DD/E/221/1-4 1693-1883
SY2/1-4S c.1855-1864
SY3/1-2S 1864
SY2/1L 1947
DD/E/222/1-79 MISCELLANEOUS. Mid. 17th cent.-c.1938.

CORRESPONDENCE.  DD/E/194-201  1729-1827

Chiefly re. Sherborne rents and proposed sale of property to Webb. (Original Bundle)  DD/E/194/1-24  1729-1771

[no title]  DD/E/194/1  July 1729

Draft letter of Thos. Webb at Sherborn to Lord Bingley: Account of meeting with Bingley's tenants re. proposals concerning tithe etc.

[no title]  DD/E/194/2  13 Feb. 1730

Letter from Lord Bingley at Bingley House [London] to Thos. Webb at Sherborn Warks.: Assumes Mr. Hoar has sent receipt of Webb's bill for £70. 10s. 2d. which with allowance for land tax and expences is in full for rent due at Sherborn last Michaelmas. Entirely agrees with Webb's proposition of "getting together and knowing from the few remaining freeholders of Sherborn what they will agree to, that is whether to inclose the whole or a part. Should any of them rather chuse to sell their shares it would be proper in my opinion immediately to agree with them after the rates already given or some little more and I will lay down the purchase money. I return you thanks for the trouble you have been at in receiveing in my rents."
Franked & postmarked.

[no title]  DD/E/194/3  15 May 1735

Letter from James Wright in London to Thos. Webb at Sherborne Warks.: Views re. title to Butler's land at Sherborne. Rehearses mortgages and recovery from 1709 onwards - Thos. Wright sold this estate to Lord Bingley in 1730 for £700 "which was about a year after his Lordships will was made and therefore cannot pass by any devise in that; And I don't find or believe he made any settlement of it, by which means it descended to his only daughter and heir at law, now the Lady of Mr. Fox, who since their marriage have by a proper conveyance vested it in Mr. Fox and a trustee of his to the use of Mr. Fox in fee." Objections to title specified - "So that upon the whole it's such a title I should not venture on my self and consequently cannot recommend it to you as a clear title but perhaps you may be better acquainted with some of these matters than my self, and if so and you have a mind to venture upon it, in regard Mr. Fox goes out of London into the North in the beginning of Whitsun week [tide has been cancelled], you must please to return me up the purchase money by that time (for which Mr. Fox tells me is £500 guineas) and I'll take care that you have a proper conveyance from him." Asks him to direct to him at his house in Grosvenor Street, New Grosvenor Square, London, for he has left house Webb saw him in.
Franked and postmarked.

[no title]  DD/E/194/4  7 July 1735

Letter from Geo. Fox at Bramham Park (YW) to Thos. Webb at Shireburn Warks.: Agrees to let Webb have land for £500.; confusion re. pounds and guineas "... I did not intend an imposition by converting what should be pounds into guineas. I shall not therefore break with you for so small a matter tho I really did not intend at the time to part with it at so low a price ....." Franked and postmarked.

[no title]  DD/E/194/5  24 Nov. 1735

Draft letter of Thos. Webb at Sherborn Warks. to Mr. Fox: Chiefly re. payment of Sherborne rent - looked at tenant's stock and crop and estimates sufficient to pay whole of rent due with something to spare. Friend in country who is to return to Town next week "and give him a bill upon Mr. Hoare for the full purchase money."

[no title]  DD/E/194/6-7  17 April 1732-14 Jan. 1735/6

Receipts by Thos. Webb of John and Rich Lancaster for rent due to Mr. Fox.

[no title]  DD/E/194/8  11 June 1740

Draft letter from Thos. Webb at Sherborne Warks. to Mr. Fox: Aggrieved and ironical tone - After 2 years silence now settled account with Fox's former tenant John Lancaster. Complains letters not answered and points made not considered - "Tis very possible the publick station your in; the which (when I had the honour of being kindly entertained at Bingley House) for the good and honour of your cuntrey seemed to affect you, together with your own affairs of life, may prevent your enquireing after your small estate at Sherborne. I therefore take the liberty for your application to acquaint you with the date your two last letters I received bore,...." Refers to Fox's letter in which suggestion had been made that Webb should be his tenant - "But still received no answer. I therefore have ventured to occupie your lands as I have done my own and should be glad to have a line to hear of your health and your familys and to settle accompts and to know upon what foundation to go on; I have ventured to lay out some money to keep buildings dry and some other little repairs in hopes of your allowing them in your accompt."

[no title]  DD/E/194/9  24 March 1745/6

Receipt of Geo. Fox for £32. 4s. of Thos. Webb: 4 years rent amounted to £80, land tax deducted £15. 12s. 0d., £32. 4s. paid by Mr. Edward Holloway 7 Feb. 1743/4, balance of £32. 4s. now settled.
Endorsed: Lord Lanes receipts.

[no title]  DD/E/194/10-17  16 March 1746/7-17 March 1757

Receipts by Geo. Fox (also described as Geo. Fox Lane) of Thos. Webb: £20 per annum rent, land tax deducted. With letter from Edward Holloway stating that Mr. Lane knew nothing of deeds "I told him I had often heard your father declare the writings were in Chancery but he knows nothing of them....."

[no title]  DD/E/194/18  1 June 1756

Letter from Geo. Fox Lane at Bingley House, London, to John Webb at Sherborne Warks.: Refers to Webb's letter re. turnpike and ready to accomodate trustees with any thing in his power; elms mentioned are at Webb's service.
Franked and postmarked.

[no title]  DD/E/194/19-21  1 Jan.- 27 Nov. 1766

Letter from Anna Maria Burgoyne to John Webb at Sherborne Warks.:
Hopes Webb has been under no uneasiness at not receiving answer to his letter but her son being out of town franks desired could not be sent. Sorry to hear of things melancholy in his family "but when we consider how checkered this life is to us all, we ought to think its not convenant for any of us to injoy perfect happyness least we grow too fond of this world. I could say a great deal more on the subject but fear youl think I am vaperish, having had for this month past a very melencolly house. Lady Charlott at the point of death, myself exceeding ill and my son from home but I thank god the new year has changed...." With receipts (3) by Anna Maria Burgoyne for £40 for half year's rent of Webb.
Also cover franked and postmarked.

[no title]  DD/E/194/22-23  10 June, 23 Nov. 1771

Receipts of A[nna] M[aria] Burgoyne for £80 (total) of Mr. Webb: Half year's rents (£40) due Lady Day & Michaelmas.

[no title]  DD/E/194/24  16 Sept /1771?/

Letter from A.M. Burgoyne to Thos. Webb at Shurborn near Warwick: Extremely uneasy at not hearing from him, not so much for want of the money as fearing he was ill; above 3 months in expectation of answer to what Mr. Peirce sent and shall be very sorry if anything extraordinary has been cause of so long a silence.

Original bundle  DD/E/195/1-6  1735-1748

[no title]  DD/E/195/1  11 Nov. 1735

Letter from John Burgoyne to Thos. Webb at his house at Sherborne near Warwick: received letter and bill for £60. 18s. 8d. which was not paid till Friday last. Asks Webb to wait for salary till Michaelmas rents received "and make that sume what the tithes come to, and then you will have that to receive entire to your own use which I hope will not fail of being pay'd you by Xmas. Your complyance with this request will be of very great service to me at this time when people are so craving for money as I have never met with since I have had any dealings in the world." Tenant giving up farm.
Endorsed memo: Mr. Burgoynes receipt for £60. 18s. 8d. balance due in full for all rents due Lady Day 1735. Chief rents and other rents.

[no title]  DD/E/195/2  14 Oct. 1736

Letter from John Burgoyne to Thos. Webb at his house at Sherborn near Warwick: deferred giving receipt for £19. 9s. 1d. designing to have come himself but wife falling ill and in great danger put an end to all his designs. Thanks God she is now in a fair way of recovery and hopes nothing will prevent his coming down into the country in the Spring. Tenants can have no reason to complain since it is he that suffers in such an abatement of estate as he can neither answer to own mind nor to his family, hopes he shall find no necessity for it in future. Refers to mention in Webb's last letter that tenants would have some money for him, harvest being in; waited fair time without putting tenants in mind "who owe one whole year, that it is requisite for them to clear at least one half year immediately and I hope they are ready so to doe."
Endorsed memo: Mr. Burgoynes acquittance for £19. 9s. 1d. for rents and chief rents from Norton and Sherbor 1735-6.

[no title]  DD/E/195/3  17 Feb. 1740/1

Letter from J. Gore at Bishopsgate Street [London?] to Thos. Webb: Gives information that Mr. Francis Cooper has delivered Webb's letter of 14 Feb. with bill for £500 drawn by Mr. Nicholas Rothwell on Mr. Chas. Cremer. Acknowledges same paid to him by Webb on account of purchase of estate sold to Webb by writer's nephew Mr. John Hanbury now at Hamburg, etc. [See 105/190 for related material.]

[no title]  DD/E/195/4  1746

Memoranda re. Sherborne rental: Three quarters of year's rent for land purchased of Mr. Burgoyne £85. 12s. 9d.; Full year's rent for whole of Burgoyne estate at Sherborne £201. 18s. 4d.; £50 paid in part by bill, leaving £237. 11s. 1d. due to Burgoyne, £15 added by consent.

[no title]  DD/E/195/5  18 Oct. 1748

Letter from John Burgoyne to Thos. Webb at Sherborn near Warwick: Sorry his indisposition prevented him seeing Webb when in town, more so because Mrs. Burgoyne "tells me you was uneasy for my answer in relation to the repairs of the church, which in a former letter, the copy of which I have now perused, I therein said I would be a sharer in the expence of repairing, and scorn to deviate from my word." But circumstances have changed and he now has no estate there and expectations of Webb are a little unreasonable "since it is touching a sore I could wish to loose the feeling off, but my only consolation is this, I hope my son is happily provided for, and the estate since it is gone out of the family is fallen into the hands of the man I wish to enjoy it in peace, health and plenty, all which very probably will be Mr. Webb's case for years to come. I think it will turn out so good a bargain that should the expence fall heavier on you than expected then will arise a satisfaction from so meritorious a deed that will be to you and yours a sufficient amends and I hope Mr. Webb will excuse me putting him in mind of some advantages in his purchase that of any other body would have been demanded; as valuing any trees, loosing half a quarters rent, nothing to Mrs. B. for giving up her jointure, all which are customary things, and I think may excuse me from any demands, but if Mr. Webb thinks otherwise and insists on my being some part, I will as far as Suggests that if Webb approves taking into his hands the Life estate so long as both live, on paying 40 guineas every half year will be ready to agree with him, and as this year one shilling in the pound if not two will be taken off, thinks £111 a year worth trouble Webb may have. Desires answer with rent due last Lady Day.

[no title]  DD/E/195/6  14 Nov. 1748

Draft of letter from Thos. Webb at Sherborne to Madam Burgoyne: Charge re. repairs to Sherborne church - suggested levy or a brief "As to endeavouring to get a brief for so small a sum I pitty those persons whose necessity is such as are obliged to be beholding or to crave favours which are to be obtained with such difficulty. When I saw you last you was mentioning as you thought you had some interest in some bishop which you would apply to, but as I have hard nothing from you, I suppose you had but a cold reception." Enough money in London for Burgoyne's rents, bill arranged as under - To Mr. Edward Holloway at the Crane and Anchor, Fryday Street. Pay John Burgoyne or order £69. 10s. and place to account of Thos. Webb. This draft has been written on a sheet of paper used previously for the draft of another letter from Webb to his daughter sympathising with her as smallpox strikes her child - "duty of a parent obligeth me dayly to pray to the great giver of all goodness to send comfort to you and your famylly... I was thinking of coming over to see you this morning but as my company can be no ways serviceable.... should be glad to hear by my servant or a line how the child afflicted doth. I hope you will be no ways negligent in keeping the well from the sick nor in procuring the most proper means as Doctor Evetts or skilfull persons think fit to prepare the body for the reception if it should please God to spred the affliction any further in your family, some people argue for the enoculating for the distemper upon the accompt of a discharge that frequently cometh from the oraffice in which the disorder is conveyed to the blood......" (n.d. c.1748).

Chiefly re. sale of Burgoyne estate at Sherborne Warks. inherited by Sir John Goodricke to Webbs. (Original Bundle).  DD/E/196/1-6  1777-8

[no title]  DD/E/196/1  14 July 1777

(1) John Webb of Sherborne Warks., Thos. Webb esqs.
(2) Right Hon. Sir John Goodricke of Bramham Park (Y.W.), bart.
£8,400. Reciting articles of agreement dated 11 March 1777 between (2) and (1) by which (2) for £2,100 and further sum of £8,400 agreed to convey to (1) messuages etc. with appurts. in Sherborne which (2) and Dame Mary his wife inherited on death of Anna Maria Burgoyne, widow, that (1) have paid £2,100 and conveyance in preparation nearly ready for execution at which time £4,200 plus interest will be paid to (2), now (1) to pay (2) remaining £4,200 plus interest at 4 per cent on 25 Dec. 1777. (1) agree that original title deeds re. premises remain in hands of (2) as security until £4,200 paid.
Sigs. & seals removed.

[no title]  DD/E/196/2  24 June, 31 July 1777

Copy Receipt of Sir John Goodricke for £4,200 plus £36. 17s. 6d. interest (4 per cent from 5 April 1777), 2nd. instalment of purchase price agreed for sale of estate at Sherburn to John and Thos. Webb. This relates to the £4,200 agreed to be paid on 24 June 1777 not to the final £4,200 subject of bond above. J. Noble witnessed receipt for Messrs. Hoare (bankers). It is not clear whether Thos. Vyner and Barlow Evetts who reflect the territorial areas of the parties witnessed the receipt or only the declaration as to true copy. Calculations re. interest.

[no title]  DD/E/196/3  1777-8

Cover inscribed: Sir John Goodricks accounts. Mr. Parrys letters. There are various sums and calculations which may be connected with the sale of estate at Sherborne by Goodricke to John and Thos. Webb. Written on printed Proposition to Nobility, Gentlemen, Clergy, Freeholders and Inhabitants of County of Warwick and City and County of Coventry by Earl Warwick dated 14 Jan. 1778 - re. subscriptions to raise Warwickshire Regiment during crisis of American Rebellion ...."to check the Rebellion of our ungrateful colonies, will at the same time prevent the horror and devastation of a General War in Europe."

[no title]  DD/E/196/4  25 Nov. 1777

Letter from John Parry to Mr. Thomas Webb?: Estate and business matters - "Mr. Evetts answer was taken this day and I shall send it to London in a day or two. She has been exceedingly ill but is much better, indeed for my own part I think she looks as well as I have known her for some years. I can hardly tell you any thing about Warwick or its neighbourhood as I have been in Cheshire and Lancashire this last fortnight tho' on Friday night I saw Mr. Thos. Webb and his wife and Mrs. Mayor at the Play who were all well. Mr. Harper has got £500 ready for you as soon as you return into Warwickshire but he does not seem willing to part from it till then, when he wishes to have a fresh bond and your son to join with you in it for the whole sum..... Sir. Wm. Wheler is gone to Bath therefore no dependance can be had of his but I will write to him by the next post. Mr. Parker has been much better since you left Warwickshire but had a relapse for which reason he went to Bath again and is returned much better for his journey......" Sum of calculations on back.

[no title]  DD/E/196/5  28 Dec. 1777

Letter from Barlow Evetts at Sherbourn to John Webb at Strelley: Estate and business matters etc. - "....My brother Ned saw Mr. Smith of Snitterfield about two or three days ago and he told him then that he had one hundred pounds for you which would be ready for you at this time if you were at home; he seems to expect that you will have it of him by Ned's talk. Mr. T. Webb has received five hundred pounds of Mr. Harper of Warwick and that with sixty pounds more which Thomas Coltman gave him, he has sent up to London and since have had answer from Charles Mills of his receiving it. Thomas has now 80 pounds in the house that he has received for corn and other things that he has sold and about three days ago he received of Blackford about 9 guineas and yesterday of Collings he received 71 pounds but 156 pounds of this money Thomas intends to send up to London tonight as he has that sum in bills and has given it to Mr. Webb to put them in a letter..... We have not sold any sort of grain this week but last week we sold two loads of wheat and one of barley, the wheat we had 20 shillings per bag for each load and the barley John Cook of Sherbourn bought and he was to give us 26s. 6d. per quarter...." Information re. stock, hares coursing etc. Mr. & Mrs. Mayo at Beausale on a visit, Mr. Mayo lost horse and though advertised not found him yet. Venison awaits return. "The small pox at Warwick are almost over and there are a great many people at Barford that are got quite well of them from innoculation." Calculations re. money and bills.

[no title]  DD/E/196/6  29 Dec. 1777

Letter Barlow Evetts at Sherbourn to John Webb at Strelley: Farming and estate matters - crops, stock, etc.; suggestion re. selling blind bay horse named Captain to Mr. Payton or somebody else who keeps a fly; Ram put to ewes - ...."The black ram we put to the little Welch ewes and the black ones, but the old Black ewes which you would like to have saved till you came home or sold to the butchers are not fat by a great deal and Thomas thinks they never will be fat for they are rotten."; Finished sowing, fine weather, little water in ditches as all drained into ground; turnips, clover, fruit, fowl, turkeys, etc.; hounds at Welsburne found several hares "could not pursue them but a very little way without being at a fault or entirely lost them......."; in postscript asks him "Please to tell Mr. Edge that Old Traiter and all the Strelley Hounds but two has behaved very well this season...... The cow that was so bad which I mentioned to Mr. Edge is now dead for her lights was rotten but her lived about two days after I sent word that her was bad." News of local people.

[no title]  DD/E/196/7-8  n.d. c. 2 Jan. 1778

Letter from Geo. East to correspondent not identified (Edge or John Parry?): As desired went into Market but could not find any old wheat, neither could hear of any being sold & best price of new wheat was £2. 7s. per qr. Various sums and calculations re. finance.

Re. proposed sale of Sherborne Warks. on Edge settling at Strelley. Lord Warwick re. purchase of piece of Edge property in West Street, Warwick. (Original Bundle).  DD/E/197/1-5  1786

[no title]  DD/E/197/1  16 June 1786

Letter from B. Dewes at Hagley Worcs. to Mr. Edge at Strelley, near Nottingham: Heard that Edge intends leaving Warwickshire to settle in Nottinghamshire and selling house at Sherborne; if true, asks for refusal of it and enquires terms and what land may be had with it.

[no title]  DD/E/197/2  7 July 1786

Letter from B. Dewes as above to Thomas Webb Edge at Sherborne, near Warwick: Obliged for Edge's kind wishes to accomodate him "but as I could not part with my present house before Lady Day, Mr. W. Mills is certainly entitled to the preference, and my leaving this place at all is uncertain, as it depends upon Lord Westcote's agreeing to some terms that I have offered him to which I have not yet had his answer but I rather believe he will comply with them..... if Mr. W. Mills does not become your tenant, you will give me the option and you shall have an immediate answer."

[no title]  DD/E/197/3  12 July 1786

Letter as above: Obliged to Edge for giving him option of Sherborne but believes that terms will be agreed between Lord Westcote and himself "if not as I have experienced the trouble and expence of changing houses, I should be unwilling to take any place for less than 21 years."

[no title]  DD/E/197/4-5  14 Dec. 1786

Letter from Lord Warwick at the Castle to Mr. Edge: Will need 18 yards in length and 9 yards in breadth from Edge property in West Street, Warwick, to enable him to round off own property "to make my line straight". Will find himself particularly obliged to Edge if he will allow him to purchase plot. Quantity of ground not only circumstance to be considered in this business as value of the houses may be affected by the part of garden taken away "I should be very glad to know the price which may be settled in any manner most agreeable to you and I shall be directed by you or your agents as to the mode of proceeding. I should think myself very happy in having the pleasure of your and Mr. Herts company here but as the nights are dark cannot think of giving you that trouble unless you will prevail on Mrs. Edge to do Lady Warwick the favor of takeing a bed here......."
With cover.

Kings Norton and Wolston Warks. estates. (Original Bundle).  DD/E/198/1-11  1768-c.1800

[no title]  DD/E/198/1  6 Nov. 1768

Letter from James Willson at Birmingham to John Webb at Sherborn near Warwick: Reminds him that lease of estate at Kings Norton in which Webb has a share with him and others will expire Lady Day come twelve months; asks him to view estate as suppoes repairs will be necessary, rent now let at is of long standing and after viewing estate Webb will probably think it will bear an advance as most estates have risen in value, pleads ill health will not permit him to accompany Webb. No one else concerned on whose judgment he should so entirely depend as Webb, hopes Webb's own interest will be motive for undertaking business proposed. Lately had advice that Mrs. Ingram of Southam who had one of shares of estate is dead and that her share (he believes) devolves to some minors, heirs of her sister Garlicks children.
Birmingham postmark.

[no title]  DD/E/198/2  6 May 1769

Ditto. To be left at the Crown, Sheep Street, Warwick: Wrote some time since re. estate at Kings Norton but heard nothing from him so fearful that letter not received, renews appeal to him to inspect estate. Asks for reply with resolution on that head. Webb once had purpose to buy his share, would now be willing to sell his share to Webb or buy Webb's share as agreeable.
Endorsed memo: re. balancing account - beef at 4d. per lb., gold (£7. 7s.), silver, etc., total £10.

[no title]  DD/E/198/3  12 Aug. 1772

Letter from Geo. Scott at Wolston to John Webb at Sherbourn: Finds Webb's nephew not agreeable to an exchange of land at Wolston as proposed but seeks assurance that house rented by Whiteman (which is but a very indifferent one) and which Scott finds a sort of eyesore should be sold to Scott whether Webb or his nephew ultimately prove the proprietor; would like matter settled as he has "some expectation in case of vacancy to be employed again, I am therefore very desirous to settle all my plans for this place as soon as I can, that in case I am called away, which I am liable to be at a very short notice I may have everything left in the state I shall for the future keep it in....." Good impression in red wax of antlered stag (Scott's crest?).
Endorsed: Col. Scott.

[no title]  DD/E/198/4  3 Nov. 1772

Letter from Geo. Scott to John Webb as above: Webb's nephew and Mr. Wilcox called this afternoon to tell that Webb will let him have premises at present rented by Whiteman; will wait upon him at Sherborne on Friday next (provided weather permits) to treat with him on subject.
Crest as above.
Endorsed: Cotton End. [Some calculations].

[no title]  DD/E/198/5  5 June 1773

Letter from Geo. Scott at Wolston to John Webb at Sherborn: Arrival of Webb's servant prevented him coming over to Sherborn as intended to settle Whiteman's accounts prior to completion of business between them. Dadley has just come down from London, expects writings will be finished before Assizes which begin 24th June and will be good opportunity for meeting and settling business; supposes no business will be done before 26th so if convenient Whiteman's rent could be settled then; encloses accounts - balance due to Webb here given as £36. 19s. 6d. which clear Whiteman to Lady Day 1773 - Scott will settle rent since then.
Endorsed: Col. Scott Woolston.

[no title]  DD/E/198/6  n.d. c.24 June 1773; [c.Midsummer 1773]

Memo. re. rent account: John Whiteman's rent from Lady Day 1758 - Midsummer Day 1773 is 15¼ year's at £4, £61; John Whiteman has a receipt for £13 paid Webb via Sam. Goddard and dated 15 April 1762 in part of rent due to Mr. Webb and Whiteman also gave Webb a bill for £7 and bill for £3. 0s. 6d. [as bill below] making £23. 0s. 6d., this was subtracted from £61 leaving £37. 19s. 6d. balance due to Webb.

[no title]  DD/E/198/7  6 Oct. 1767

Bill for £3. 0s. 6d. submitted to Mr. Webb: Work on the Home and New barns.
Related to a bill in above account.

[no title]  DD/E/198/8-10  7 Nov. 1780-3 April 1782

Letters from Wm. Wheeler at Bath and Leamington to John Webb at Sherbourne: Chiefly disappointments and difficulties in raising money to pay Webb - three years ago intended selling property in Northamptonshire and paying debts in Wiltshire but at time Mr. Cox of Badby Nhant and late curate of Leamington filed bill in Exchequer against him and 3 other gentlemen to recover small tithes and tithes of hay and this suit put end to sale of estate. Reference to enclosure which had taken place this year (1780?), scarcity of cash, etc. Will pay interest as soon as he can and endeavour to get the principal. Expectation of receiving remittance from brother at Calcutta in next ships, letter came by packet reason received so much sooner, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/198/11  n.d. c.1800

Lord Warwick to Mr. Edge: Arranged for Hawkins to be shown the oaks when he calls; regrets he only has very large or small larch but could let him have about 20 at 8 or 10 feet and he has some horse chestnuts. Lady W. [Warwick] desires to join him in presenting compliments to Mrs. Edge.
Watermark: W.J.

Featherstone (par. Wolverhampton, St.) estate. (Original Bundle)  DD/E/199/1-96  1794-1808

Chiefly re. title and negotiations for sale of estate; some genealogical material connected with title - see 200/1 et seq. for similar material and also section headed Genealogy etc.

[no title]  DD/E/199/1-2  8 & 22 Feb. 1794

Francis Holyoake, junior, at Tettenhall Staff to T.W.E. at the Rev. John Moore's, Appleby Leics.: Re. Edge title to Featherston estate; opinion that copyholds are not governed by same rule as freeholds owing to the manner in which intails on copyholds are barred, case deserves consideration. Reference to case lately determined by Lord Kenyon in favour of maternal heirs, Mr. Butler is of opinion that Sir Samuel Hellier certainly took by descent and that Lord Kenyon's determination is clearly in favour of the maternal heir, and though he thinks the propriety of that decision doubtful yet it is a case directly in point with present. He has heard from Mr. Meier who has sent him the case he had on behalf of Mr. Branson answered by Serjeant Adair who is of opinion that Sir Samuel's mother should have been seized to entitle the heir ex parte materna but that cannot alter the case for the mother was not seized in case determined by Lord Kenyon. Serjeant Adair was a very improper man to lay a case of this kind before not being a man supposed to be at all conversant in titles having chiefly applied himself to the Crown Laws. Mr. Meier desired me to call on him when I go to Town to be paid for the trouble taken on behalf of Mr. Branson in this business and I intend taking Mr. Butler's and Mr. Geast's opinions with me and show them to him and if you and he have any doubts about proceeding on the present opinions I should think it adviseable to lay the case with all the opinions before Serjeant Hill who has always studied this part of the profession. Have had Mr. Lindropp on behalf of his daughter and he wishes to join in trying this title. London middle of next week where will stay about 9 days, address letter to Messrs. Baxters and Murcott, attornies, Furnivalls Inn, London. With copy of reply addressed to Francis Holyoake, attorney at law, Tettenhall near Wolverhampton, Staff from T.W.E. at Strelley: absence from home prevented earlier answer, approves entirely of steps taken.

[no title]  DD/E/199/3-4  8 & 17 March 1794

As above (addressed to Strelley): Saw Mr. Meier in Town and showed him Butler's and Geast's opinions re. Edge title to Featherstone estate which surprised him after opinion given by Mr. Serjeant Adair, he approves of laying all opinions before some eminent man and joining you in expense which should be trifling. Laid them before Mr. Serjeant Hill who has given very satisfactory opinion most decidedly in your favour, therefore no time should be lost in getting pedigree made out so that it may be brought to trial next Summer Assizes for I find there is great probability of Lord Kenyon's then coming this circuit. Imagines it not possible to come to reasonable terms with parties in possession; Mr. Harris calls himself owner of the estate and I am sure nothing can be done with him, if you have ever heard of his character I have no doubt you will agree with me. Recommends Mr. Leycester for circuit work. With copy of reply asking by what right Mr. Harris calls himself owner of the estate at Featherstone and whether there were other claimants.

[no title]  DD/E/199/5-6  9 & 26 April 1794

As above (addressed from Hatchetts Hotel, Piccadilly, London): Been in Town for some time and received his letter of 30 March; believes Mr. Harris has given heirs at law ex parte paterna of late Sir Samuel Hellier some trifling sum for the estate before they tried to recover it, never been a surrender of it to him. The surrenders of those parts of the estate which Mr. Hordern and my uncle were to purchase were to have been made by the heirs at law; imagines reason Mr. Harris does not take a surrender to himself is because he means to sell it again and the heirs surrendering to the purchaser will save a fine to the lord of the manor. Heard that Mr. Milner of Droitwich is jointly concerned in the purchase from the heirs of Sir Samuel; Mr. Harris's solicitor in Town told me that Mr. Harris alone had agreed for it. Not heard of any other claimant either in the paternal or maternal line and believes no one has ever thought of claiming in the line you do. All ash trees felled & suppose oak trees will be felled if we do not get injunction to prevent it. With copy of reply: agrees that injunction should be obtained to prevent felling of more timber; hopes that he is preparing proper proofs of the pedigree under which claim made and that parties of similar interest will concur in proceedings; proposes to be in Town about Thursday next.

[no title]  DD/E/199/7-8  3 & 13 May 1794

As above: sends copies of opinions on title to Featherstone estate; suggests that business may rest while he goes into the country for as Mrs. Branson refuses to join doesn't see how can get an injunction if ejectments delivered as can only claim shares of estate. With copy of reply: Mr. Evans recommends him to proceed in the ejectments for his share of estate as opinions of counsel and particularly of Serjeant Hill are decidedly in his favour; desires him to prepare necessary proofs and bring on the cause to a trial, as for injunction leaves it to his discretion but does not think it clear that court will refuse it because claim does not extend to whole estate.

[no title]  DD/E/199/9  29 May 1794

As above: (addressed from Tettenhall): asks him to send as soon as conveniently can Edge pedigree from Mrs. Saunders, the late Rupert Huntback's sister, with information when last through whom claim died, so that knows from what time his title accrued. Understands no oak trees to be felled and suspects that they are aware of this business and defective title. Written to Mr. Lindopp and informed him of Edge intention to proceed for recovery of share of estate, no more expense to join his daughter, for same proofs will prove both pedigrees as prove Edge down to Mrs. Saunders. Agrees right to retain counsel.

[no title]  DD/E/199/10-11  7 & 8 August 1794

As above: announces he has just come out of court with verdict in favour for Edge for fourth part of Featherstone estate; only defence set up by defendants' counsel was that Rupert Huntback was not related to Mrs. Saunders but that Robert instead of Rupert Huntback was her brother and neither related to the Huntback of Featherstone family; excuses himself for writing on paltry piece of paper but if waited for a sheet it would be an hour or two longer before Edge received news; engaged on other business or would have waited on him. Mr. John Evetts is with him not a little pleased. The bearer is Mr. Foley, a gentleman brought up to the law under his uncle and who has assisted him in searching registers etc. in this business. With copy of reply: obliged for very agreeable information and for active part played in business; would have been happy to see him if disengaged but hope he will favour them with company later. [Copy of letter is written on back of note (in T.W.E.'s hand) addressed to Ichabod Wright, esq., at Mapperley, pointing out that he has engagements that take him from home and asking him for favour of a line informing him when he could hope to see him.]

[no title]  DD/E/199/12  9 Nov. 1794

Francis Holyoake at Tettenhall Staff to Thomas Webb Edge at Strelley: Re. sale of Featherstone estate and cost of surrender to use of will.
Endorsed: "expense of surrendering it to the use of my will and which I have not yet done this 19 Jan. 1802."

[no title]  DD/E/199/13  10 January 1795

As above: last Thursday took possession of ¼ part of Featherstone estate on his behalf; Mr. Milner left ¼ part of Michaelmas rents for him and tenants have agreed to pay him a ¼ part in future; question of taxing costs of suit; now preparing ejectments for Mr. Evetts for another fourth part of Featherstone estate, hopes other party will not put them to expense of trying the title a second time.

[no title]  DD/E/199/14  14 Jan. 1795

Francis Evans at Nottingham to Thomas Webb Edge at Strelley Hall: Legal advice re. Featherstone property.

[no title]  DD/E/199/15  21 June 1795

Francis Holyoake to Thos. Webb Edge at Strelley Hall: apologies for not paying respects at Strelley but time taken up with own concerns; year's rent due to Edge from ¼ part of Featherstone estate but not received any not choosing to fix rent until he had seen him, supposes present rent is outside value. Mr. Hillier alarmed Mr. Evetts by report of his claim under late Sir Samuel but believe it now at an end not having heard anything of it for some time and have given notice to try Evett's cause next summer assizes. If Edge is at home about middle or later end of August will wait on him.

[no title]  DD/E/199/16  9 Aug. 1795

As above: returned from Stafford last night & have sent Mr. Evetts home in high spirits having succeeded in his ejectment for another ¼ of the Featherstone estate; will be in Shropshire on 22 August and will wait on Edge any day after which he cares to appoint this month; apprehends Bransons have come to agreement with other party as not heard anything since he saw Edge in London.

[no title]  DD/E/199/17  1 Oct. 1795

As above: re. settlement of Featherstone rents with Mr. Milner; will remit rents which tenants have reserved since Edge recovered estate and wish to pay; Edge's old friend Mr. Marsh has living at South Walsham in Norfolk which is a very good one and lives comfortably with his sister.

[no title]  DD/E/199/18-19  2 & 6 Nov. 1795

As above: Mr. Milner so much engaged that not able to meet before Xmas, advises him not to receive rents till then as best to have whole business settled at same time; Mr. Evetts here last week and inclined to sell his ¼ part if Edge will sell, better to offer both to Mr. Milner for if he can get Bransons half there are many people ready to purchase the whole; with copy of reply: agrees best to delay receiving rents and willing to sell with safeguards.

[no title]  DD/E/199/20-21  11 Nov. 1795, 17 Jan. 1796

As above: re. sale of Featherstone estate; asks him not to concern himself about bill but pay when convenient; with copy of reply: apologies for delay in answering, asks for day to see Featherstone estate.

[no title]  DD/E/199/22-23  20 & 24 Jan. 1796

As above: happy to find he will soon have pleasure of his company; goes into Warwickshire to receive rents tomorrow for a week but after Feb. 2 any day convenient to him; with copy of reply: will be with him by 4 o'clock on Wed. 3 Feb.

[no title]  DD/E/199/24  3 Feb. 1796-30 Jan. 1800

Memos. by Thomas Webb Edge re. sale of Featherston estate. Written on cover addressed to Thomas Webb Edge at Strelley. Payment of Holyoakes legal bill, proposal for sale of timber, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/199/25  25 Feb. 1796

Francis Holyoake, jun., to T.W.E. as above: waited on Price one of tenants & told him if Mr. Milner did not settle whole of business should proceed for mesne profits of estate from commencement of Edge title, etc.; observations on Hellier claim, Lord Kenyon's judgement.

[no title]  DD/E/199/26  16 March 1796

As above: expects Mr. Milner here in week or 9 days so will not receive Featherstone rents till after Lady Day and will then remit them to Edge by draft on London: not heard any more from Mrs. Branson but inclined to think Mr. Milner has settled terms with her and postponed meeting Holyoake till agreement secured.

[no title]  DD/E/199/27-28  7 & 10 April 1796

As above: heard from Mr. Milner agreeing to meet at Wolverhampton, suggests next Wed. and asks what terms he wishes him to make as before receipt of letter had received £100 from tenants on account; sends draft on London for £100 and asks him to acknowledge receipt by return of post; whole of rent since recovery would be about £112 after deducting land tax; with copy of reply: acknowledging receipt of £100 draft on London; re. settling business with Mr. Milner does not wish Holyoake to receive mesne profits "but only to make my not doing so an inducement to Mr. Milner to come into whatever you think most likely to prevent any possibility of further litigation and make my title unexceptionable to a purchasor."; had another letter from Mr. Evetts urging that no time should be lost about selling his share of estate, best for both shares to be sold together, should be glad that Bransons wish to sell their part with ours or purchase our part.

[no title]  DD/E/199/29  22 October 1796

Mrs. Elizabeth Reddall at Solihull Warks. to Mr. Edge at Strelley: re. felling timber on Featherstone estate.
Birmingham postmark.

[no title]  DD/E/199/30  n.d. c.1796

Memo. re. Featherstone estate: c.260a.; price asked for it some years earlier of Mr. Hollyoake was £6,000 with timber; Wm. Price tenant rent £116 p.a.; Rob. Birkin tenant rent £140 p.a.
[Found with above letter.]

[no title]  DD/E/199/31  17 Dec. 1796

Francis Holyoake to T.W.E. as above: Mr. Evetts did not turn up at Wolverhampton and not heard from him; he was admitted sometime ago to his ¼ share of estate and surrendered it to use of his will. Mr. Arden of Solihull attended at Wolverhampton with him, he then thought present time bad for sale but talked of raising £400 or £500 on his share, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/199/32  6 Jan. 1797

Letter from John Evetts at Henwood Hall Warks. to Thomas Webb Edge, esq., at Sterley (Strelley) near Nottingham: asks him to value fallen timber; wishes him a merry Christmas and 'a nue Year and a maney and thanks him for present.'

[no title]  DD/E/199/33-34  18 Jan. 1797

S[ally] Evetts at Solihull: writing in stead of brother who has inflammation in arm which has confined him six weeks, asks if agreeable to him to sell Featherstone timber as other parties are agreeable; with copy of reply: suggesting valuation of shares in estate and timber, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/199/35-36  7 & 24 Jan. 1797

Francis Holyoaks at Tettenhall to TWE at Strelley; been in Warwickshire and missed Mr. Evatts who left no message; Mrs. Branson would have nothing to do with business leaving expense in case she should not succeed so that half of estate still remains with Mr. Milner's clients, therefore wrong to sell part of timber without Mr. Milner's client joining; money with us being very scare indeed; estate is copyhold and now set at very outside rent viz. your quarter £60 p.a. out of which land tax to be deducted; suggests price of £1200 exclusive of timber, purchasor would have to upwards of £100 for the lord's fine, etc.; with copy of reply.

[no title]  DD/E/199/37  4 May 1797

TWE. to Francis Holyoake: suggestion that as Edge title to share of Featherstone estate was recovered by a legal process prospective purchasor might entertain doubt of validity of his title, might be worth while to offer to Mr. Milner to give up arrears of rent in return for formal surrender of all claims he may have; enquires how account re. tenants' rents stands and if he has received any to remit it to him. Intends having estate valued and will then determine price to be asked for share.

[no title]  DD/E/199/38  4 May 1797

Rich, Chattock at Solihull Warks. to TWE (copy): informing him at request of Mr. John Evetts (your relation) that Evetts has made up his mind to advertize his share of estate at Featherstone to be sold by auction at latter end of this month if not disposed of in meantime by private contract, and that if Edge inclined to sell his ¼ share will join him in sale, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/199/39  7 May 1797

TWE to Messrs. Evans & Middlemoore, Nottm.: has received enclosed letter (above) from Mr. Chattock re. sale of Mr. Evetts share of Featherston estate, informed him that you acted for me in business and would write to him on subject; asks them to concur with Mr. Evetts and his agent in obtaining a proper valuation of the estate and timber and advertizing the two shares to be sold by auction but not under fixed sum, Edge's share not to produce less than clear sum of £1200; sends respects to Mrs. Holyoake so addressee appears to be Mr. Holyoake.

[no title]  DD/E/199/40  n.d. c.1797

Memo. that Mr. Price, one of tenants to Featherstone estate wishes to purchase, heard he will give £1600 for a share.

[no title]  DD/E/199/41  n.d. c.1797

Attestation by Wm. Ibberson, parish clerk, that Rebecca Edge, widow of Rich. Edge, Esq., was buried Oct. 17 1738 as appears by search made by him in register of St. Peter's Church, Nottm.; similar attestation that Rich. Edge, Esq., was buried Sept. 12. 1732.

[no title]  DD/E/199/42  1 June 1797

Mr. Holyoake at Tettenhall to T.W.E.: been from home more than a month and received your letter last night on return, sent to Featherstone tenants to pay part of rent which will remit on receipt. Mr. Fallow of Tardebig Worcs. has written re. sale of estate.

[no title]  DD/E/199/43-44  21 & 26 Aug. 1797

As above: sends draft on London for £60 amount received from Featherstone tenants on account as not yet been able to make regular settlement with Mr. Milner; Mr. Evetts did not get a purchasor nor was it likely money being so very scarce in all manufacturing places at present; I attended the sale to offer your share if Mr. Evetts got a purchasor; advises him to be quiet and not anxious and not put himself to unnecessary expense as he could not be in better position. With copy of reply: acknowledging receipt of £60 draft, appreciates advice re. sale & will defer intention of selling as suggested; agrees that Lady Day rent may be paid in July but inclined to receive rents half yearly as is his custom & which he thinks better than to allow tenants to have so much rent in hand but if Holyoake prefers rents being paid once a year only has no objection; asks for statement of account with tenants.

[no title]  DD/E/199/45  18 Sept. 1797

As above: re request for statement of accounts - received £100 sent in April 1796 and £60 sent last month which sums were received of tenants on account only so that Edge did not give up right to mesne profits; the £160 is about £12 or £14 short of sum due since he got possession up to last Lady Day; not seen Mr. Milner but probably Michaelmas will bring him as tenants will not pay rents without receipts; if Edge would rather have rents half yearly will do so but thought sum so small & not worth troubling him with more than once a year; asks (in absence of Mr. Milner) if he would have him settle with tenants for time he has been in possession when rents paid next week for if they were thinking of disputing Edge's title would have heard earlier.

[no title]  DD/E/199/46  26 Dec. 1797

As above: obliged for fine pheasant and hare received last night; nothing settled with Mr. Milner, tenant Price will bring Milner to settlement before he pays him any more rent.

[no title]  DD/E/199/47-49  30 Oct. & 3 Nov. 1798

As above: sends draft on London for £60 received last week of Featherstone tenants; despairs of settlement with Mr. Milner who has not been over for near two years and gets what he can from tenants who pay him something every half year, supposes Branson's moiety must be taken from him some time or other and desires not to make himself accountable any further than he can help. The receipts he has given do not give up Edge right to mesne profits but as he doubts probability of title again being disputed supposes Edge will give them up, parties who should pay them having contested the title with Mr. Hillier at considerable expense, etc. With copy of reply: acknowledging receipt of £60 draft, asks whether there is any chance of selling share of estate at this time, glad to know what gentlemen in his neighbourhood doing re. purchasing their land tax as they seem at a loss here to determine; estate being copyhold he feels disquieted without being regularly admitted to it in court and surrendering it to use of his will.

[no title]  DD/E/199/50  28 Jan. 1799

Mr. John Evetts at Henwood Hall Warks. to Thomas Webb Edge at Strelley: thanks him for kind present, Mrs. Reddall and Miss Evetts is "but porley"; also re. Featherstone estate.

[no title]  DD/E/199/51  30 Jan. 1800

As above: re. payment of rents; considerable quantity of timber on estate which Mr. Evetts would like to fell jointly; thanks him for pheasant which was a very good one.

[no title]  DD/E/199/52-56  c.1800

Memos. re. Featherstone estate.

[no title]  DD/E/199/57-58  3 & 9 July 1800

Letter from M. Hollyoaks at Tottenham (Tottenhale) to Thomas Webb Edge at Strelley: enclosing £105 (100 guineas) draft on London which about balances account with Fethirstone tenants up to last Michaelmas when he took possession; tenants have promised to pay no more rent to Mr. Milner till he has made out a general settling with them after which supposes he may give receipts as for rent; will make out account of receipts and payments and send it with inclosed draft in amount of balance; with reply from T.W.E. at Strelley acknowledging receipt of draft for rent from Featherstone tenants; hoped he had found purchasor for share of estate which he will be glad to dispose of as soon as I can get a tolerable price for it.

[no title]  DD/E/199/59  Aug. 1800

Survey and valuation of Featherstone estate: Names of closes, acreage, value per acre and total value; estate very wet and would be much improved by drainage. Survey and valuation made by J. Green. Total acreage 239a. 2r. 36p., total value £244. 5s.

[no title]  DD/E/199/60  n.d. c.1800

Copy of letter from Mr. Edge to Mr. Holyoakes: Asks whether adviseable to endeavour to recover profits of Featherstone estate from time when title accrued to time of his taking possession or to have title corroborated by parties of whom he recovered estate by surrender offering as inducement to give up intermediate profits. Object being to prevent future litigation and to render title unexceptionable to a purchaser. Style changed from third to first person.

[no title]  DD/E/199/61  21 Jan. 1802

Draft copy of letter from T.W.E. at Strelley to Miss Evetts at Solihull: thanks her brother John for offer of his share of Featherstone estate but has no intention of becoming a purchasor and shall be glad to sell own share which he has offered to Mr. Holyoak who has an estate adjoining Featherstone; still thinks the two shares would sell better together but fears they would not get 20 years purchase from them which is £1709. 5s. per share inclusive of the timber. About 12 months since he had a map and reference taken of the Featherstone estate which showed how desirable it lies to Mr. Holyoaks estate. Heard strange report of your sister Goodday that she has been foolish enough to marry her servant boy.

[no title]  DD/E/199/62-64  2 Feb., 1 April and 31 May 1802

Francis Holyoake at Tettenhall Staff to Thomas Webb Edge at Strelley: Advice re. selling Webb's share of Featherstone estate. Mr. Evetts determined to sell his share at whatever price he can get and £1,000 will be as much as he can get by selling hastily. Mr. Milner has one half but cannot make a title to it "so that it is almost impossible to get the entirety of it was a person to buy yours and Mr. Evetts shares and in the next place it is copyhold held under a very strict manor in point of fines as the lord takes full two years rent on alienation or surrender." Advises him to sell if he could get £1,200 but doubts if he would get that sum as the lord and steward would charge £150 fine and a further £150 if estate surrendered to use of purchaser's will, making total of £1,500., etc. Thanks him for fine pheasant. Also two draft letters from T.W.E. to Francis Holyoake on same subject: refers to plan of Featherstone estate sent to him by Birmingham coach from Nottingham, timber valuation, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/199/65  7 Feb. 1802

Mrs. Elizabeth Reddall at Solihull Warks. to Mr. Edge at Strelley: accepts offer of hare (hair); Mr. Evetts has had timber valued on Featherstone estate, brother obliged for answer in regard to Featherstone estate and will join in felling Edge's share of timber, will sell better together. Mrs. Goodday has married her servant and all her friends and acquaintances of course must blame her for acting so imprudent.

[no title]  DD/E/199/66  7 March 1802

S. Evetts at Solihull Warks. to T.W.E.: brother would like him to join in selling Featherstone timber, family would count it a favour as he is not fit for business; brother agrees that Mr. Hollioack should have preference "he has behaved quite the gentleman". Mr. Lea valued timber at £410. on whole estate.
Endorsed: Mrs. Reddales letter about Featherstone.

[no title]  DD/E/199/67  14 April 1802

James Green at Solihull Warks. to Thos. Webb Edge at Strelley: written at request of friend Mr. John Evetts offering him Evetts share of Featherstone estate as he is under necessity of selling; Edge having two shares would enable him to make better bargain.

[no title]  DD/E/199/68  19 April 1802

Draft copy of letter from T.W.E. at Strelley to Mr. John Evetts: received letter from Mr. Green re. share of Featherstone estate, sister can not have communicated views to him on subject otherwise he would not have offered him share contrary to expressed wishes. Mr. Holyoak not interested in purchasing shares as bulk of his estates in another county.

[no title]  DD/E/199/69-70  12 & 16 June 1802

Francis Holyoake to T.W.E. as above: been very much from home & great part of the Spring in London on parliamentary business or should have attended to letters sooner, sends £115 received from Featherstone tenants in draft for that sum; tenants tell him the Mr. Milner has made some terms with Mrs. Branson for her son's moiety of estate so whole may be put to sale together and plenty would be ready to purchase but he fears Edge would get little for a ¼ share only; understands Mr. Evetts is determined to sell his ¼ share and advises Edge to wait till he knows what he gets for it as purchasor would like to have the other shares. With copy of reply: acknowledging receipt of £115 draft, will adhere to his advice re. sale of estate and await his further information on the subject.

[no title]  DD/E/199/71  18 April 1803

John Evetts at Henwood Hall to T.W.E. at Strelley: Mr. Price has been with him today and wants to buy his part of Featherstone estate but he has given him no answer until he has heard from Edge and know his terms and then will give Price an answer. If they can't agree will apply to Mr. Hollyoak to sell his part. Sorry to hear Edge & son had been ill. Miss Evetts and Mrs. Reddall are well and Mrs. Reddall has recovered use of her arm.

[no title]  DD/E/199/72  9 April 1804

Rough copy of deed conveying ¼ part of Featherstone from John Evetts to Wm. Price; memos. £86 fine to lord; name of Mr. Holyoak's clerk was Woodford.

[no title]  DD/E/199/73-74  26 March-7 May 1805

Draft copy of letter from T.W.E. at Strelley to F. Hollyoak: dissapointed at not seeing him in Warwickshire; fears still no purchasor for his share of estate, understands Mr. Evetts has sold his share for £1500 clear of all expenses; asks for rents to be sent. 26 March 1805
As above: not having heard since wrote in March makes him fear letter never reached Holyoak - repeats contents of March letter. 7 May 1805

[no title]  DD/E/199/75-78  16 & 27 July 1805

Francis Holyoake at Tettenhall to TWE: sends draft on Esdaile & Co. for balance for 3 years rent of ¼ share of Featherstone estate; hopes of getting him a purchasor at £1400 which would be £200 more that it would have sold for 3 years ago. Endorsement on cover puts value of draft at £172. 13s. 3d. With copy of reply: acknowledging receipt of draft on Esdaile & Co. for £172. 13s. 3d., etc. Also Holyoake's accounts - receipt of rents, allowance of land tax, property tax, etc. against rents, total rent for three years was £192, balance £172. 13. 3d. was paid by Mr. Holyoake to Mr. Edge by Messrs. Gibbons draft on Esdaile & Co. Holyoake appears to have been paid £9. 12s. for receiving, remitting & accounting for the rents up to Lady Day 1805, letters, postage, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/199/79-80  13 March, 2 June 1806

TWE. to Holyoake (copies): re. purchaser for Featherstone estate.

[no title]  DD/E/199/81-82  20 June, 1 July 1806

F. Holyoake at Cheltenham to TWE: letter forwarded to him at Cheltenham where he has taken Mrs. Holyoake for her health which is better for her journey; asks if purchasor short of money could Edge conveniently let a part of it remain unpaid for a few years. With copy of reply: having sum of money to pay off it will not be convenient for him to let part of purchase money remain in purchasors' hands, not willing to sell for less than Evetts got and asks him to get as much as he can for it.

[no title]  DD/E/199/83-84  21 Aug., 1 Sept. 1806

F. Holyoake at Tettenhall to TWE. at Strelley: seen purchasor (Price) of Mr. Evetts share of Featherstone estate but he declines buying Edge share, and says he would not have paid price he did to Mr. Evetts had it not been to have settled money due to him as executor of his father; bad state of buildings which are very ruinous; been to inspect them and offered on Edge's behalf to allow a fourth as far as £5 or £10 p.a. to do some necessary repairs provided Mr. Milner contributes in proportion to his moiety, tenant thinks he will not contribute as he fears moiety will be contested. Holyoake had thought of buying Edge's share himself as some of land lies very well to a farm he has there and at sometime or other the Bransons may come forward for their share and then a division of the estate might be made, but he fears he could not accomodate Edge as to payment of the money as he has £4,000 to pay next Lady Day for a farm he has agreed for in Warwickshire; cost Price above £100 to get property surrendered, the lord of the manor is entitled to two years rent on the surrender to and admittance of the purchasor, assures him it would take £200 to put buildings in tolerable repair, asks lowest price he would take, etc. With copy of reply: would expect £1,200 clear of all expenses for his share of estate, timber has been valued at £400 his share of which would more than pay his share of expenditure on repairs. If he would take it at £1,200 clear he could enter at Lady Day giving security for purchase money at interest for one year, would expect £1,200 to be paid then or sooner if agreeable.

[no title]  DD/E/199/85  6 Sept. 1806

As above: decided to purchase Edge share of Featherstone estate and thinks £1,200 a reasonable price, will take it on terms proposed; when he returns out of Warwickshire will send articles of agreement re. purchase; also sends notices to tenants & will try to get them to do something in repairing buildings for they will be past repairing if not done soon. Asks him to keep silent re. sale until he has agreed terms for repairs with tenants.

[no title]  DD/E/199/86  19 Sept. 1806

Draft letter TWE. at Strelley to F. Holyoake: returns signed notices; will execute articles of agreement when received, reiterates that price is £1200 which he intends to receive without any sort of abatement and it will be a matter of considerable accomodation to him if whole of purchase money can be paid at the end of one year at latest.

[no title]  DD/E/199/87  23 Aug. 1806

Draft Articles of agreement.
(1) Thomas Webb Edge of Strelley, esq.
(2) Francis Holyoake of Tettenhall Staff, esq.
(1) Agrees with (2) to sell for £1,200 ¼ share in messuages, farms, premises, etc. with appurts. in Featherston (par. Wolverhampton) in occ. Sambrook Birkin and Wm. Price; premises descended to (1) as heir at law ex parte materna of late Sir Samuel Hellier, knight, and are copyhold of inheritance in manor of prebend of Featherstone; (1) to make out clear title to himself before next 25 March and at expense of (2) to surrender premises to (2) according to custom of manor. Memo. that (1) received £1,200 purchase money on 8 April 1807.

[no title]  DD/E/199/88  27 Oct. 1806

Francis Holyoake to T.W.E. as above: enclosed sends Messrs. Gibbons draft on London for £57 year's rent due Lady Day, will settle amount of deductions next Lady Day; also sends articles of agreement re. purchase of estate and hopes to be able to let him have whole of purchase money at Lady Day next year; only expense will be admittance on which there is no fine paid in this manor so that it cannot exceed £10.

[no title]  DD/E/199/89  3 Nov. 1806

Draft letter of T.W.E. at Strelley Hall to Francis Holyoake at Tettenhall: acknowledges receipt of order on Messrs. Gibbons for £57, year's rent due at Lady Day last; read agreement transmitted by Holyoake which appears right except in description of property which he has amended.

[no title]  DD/E/199/90  6 Nov. 1806

Letter from Francis Holyoake to T.W.E. as above: received agreement signed by Webb and has now signed it himself; gives explanation as to wording of description of property "and of and in all other messuages, lands and premises" - refers only to copyhold premises in manor of Featherston and could not extend to any other estate Webb might become entitled to as heir of the Huntback's; doubt as to boundary of copyhold and freehold premises.

[no title]  DD/E/199/91  30 March 1807

Letter from Mr. James Green at Lenton Abbey to T.W.E. at Strelley: re. closes numbered on Featherstone map.

[no title]  DD/E/199/92  4 April 1807

F.H. As above: person who was to have paid him £500 has fallen short which has inconvenienced him but as Edge wished to have whole £1,200 paid this Lady Day he has mustered all his strength and sends enclosed Messrs. Gibbon's draft on Esdaile and Co. for £1,200 purchase money for ¼ part of Featherstone estate.

[no title]  DD/E/199/93  8 April 1807

Copy letter T.W.E. to F.H. as above: received £1,200 draft purchase money; will sign power of attorney surrendering share of estate when arrangements made.

[no title]  DD/E/199/94  28 Oct. 1807

Account of Francis Holyoake with Thomas Webb Edge: Receipts from rents of Wm. Price (£29 p.a.) and Sambrook Birkin (£35) totalled £128 against which was allowed £77. 1s. chiefly land, property and income tax allowed to tenants and including £57 remitted on account. The account was settled and allowed and balance of £50. 19s. paid by Holyoake to Edge by Messrs. Gibbon's draft on Esdaile and Co.

[no title]  DD/E/199/95  8 Jan. 1808

Letter from Messrs. Middlemore and Percy, solicitors, [Wheeler Gate] Nottingham, to F.H. as above: as Mr. Edge has no intention of being at Stratford for some time he asks that Holyoake send them the power of attorney for him to execute which they will return signed and with an affidavit of execution, thus saving trouble and expense of Holyoake's clerk waiting on Mr. Edge.

[no title]  DD/E/199/96  Jan. 1808

F. Holyoake to Messrs. Middlemore and Percy as above: bearer waits on them with power of attorney for Mr. Edge to execute, asks one of the partners to attest execution with the bearer but must be one of subscribing witnesses in order to prove execution personally in court on oath as by custom of the manor the steward will not admit it proved by affidavit or any other way except on oath of a subscribing witness in person. When Mr. Edge signed agreement words - all other copyhold tenements etc. - were struck out but they are recited in power of attorney, refers only to copyhold premises within manor of prebend of Featherstone but the brook course dividing that manor from that of Bushbury having been straightened small bits of land were given and taken by different parties so that perhaps an acre of land in the whole might be taken from the Featherstone copyhold by the land owners on the Bushbury side and vice versa.

Edge title to Featherstone estate - includes legal and genealogical detail; see also 199/1-96 and section headed Genealogy etc. (Original Bundle)  DD/E/200/1-25  1793-1827

[no title]  DD/E/200/1-11  1793-1794, 1801

Pedigree, memoranda, copy of counsel's opinion, certified Edge entries (1722-1755) by Barlow Evetts, rector of Strelley, from parish registers, monumental inscriptions and correspondence related to Edge title to Featherstone estate.

[no title]  DD/E/200/12-14  n.d. c.1794

Huntback epitaphs: In Latin with some translations. Ralph Edge married Jane daughter of Margaret Saunders who was a Huntback.

[no title]  DD/E/200/15  4 March 1794

Opinion of G. Hill, Lincolns Inn, with supporting opinions re. title to Featherstone estate. Entries on Featherstone manorial court rolls re. Huntback recovery of copyhold estate surrendered to specified uses and admission of Sir Samuel Hellier (son of Huntback daughter Sarah) as tenant, 6 Aug. 1730 and 12 July 1768.
Endorsed: Opinions of counsel, etc. etc.

[no title]  DD/E/200/16  n.d. c.1800

Memoranda re. value of rent of Featherstone estate and 21 years purchase.

[no title]  DD/E/200/17  n.d. c.1800

Extracts re. Saunders and Huntback families from Shaw's Staffordshire.

[no title]  DD/E/200/18  n.d. 19th c

Coat of arms and motto of Edward Nicholas Hurt.

[no title]  DD/E/200/19  c.1794, 1800

Huntback (Edge) pedigree.

[no title]  DD/E/200/20  n.d. c.1800

Huntback pedigree: Saunders, Branson, Hellier, Evetts, Edge connections.

[no title]  DD/E/200/21  n.d. c.1801; Watermark: 1801

Huntback pedigree: Shaw's Staffordshire vol. 11, p.187.

[no title]  DD/E/200/22  6 May 1803

Letter of John Tomes at Warwick to Mr. Middlemore, solicitor, Nottingham: Returns Edge pedigree and sends copies of inscriptions on 4 Edge private monuments in Sherbourne Church - Elias, Thomas, Elias and John Webb; the inscriptions give good genealogical information and details of who caused monuments to be erected. "It seems to me from different entries in the old register etc. very clear that the first Elias Webb mentioned in the pedigree was born at Sherborne and that his father was called Morrell otherwise Webb.
Endorsed: Tomes's letter about pedigree. Not to take to London.

[no title]  DD/E/200/23  25 Nov. 1803

Copy letter of Thomas Webb Edge at Strelley to Francis Holyoake at Tettenhall Staff: Instructions to obtain particulars of the family of Saunders "as will show how Jane Saunders the wife of my Grandfather Ralph Edge became a coheir and the best account of the ancestors of her father Wm. Saunders and whether he was a first or second branch of the Saunders family. My reason for troubling you with all this is to know whether I am authorized to bear the arms of Saunders or not. Pray what is your opinion. Mr. John Evetts is still inclined to sell his share of the Featherstone estate, I fear you have not heard of a person likely to become a purchaser. I know you will be sorry to hear of my great loss in my family."

[no title]  DD/E/200/24  17 Dec. 1803

Letter of Francis Holyoake at Tettenhall Staff to Thomas Webb Edge: Re. pedigree and title to Featherstone estate.

[no title]  DD/E/200/25  n.d. c.1827

Webb pedigree 1661-1827: Begins with Elias Webb and ends with John Thomas Webb. Prepared from (1) pedigree at Strelley, (2) memorials in Sherbourne Church.

Chiefly Sherborne rents; also tithes and projected enclosure - the parliamentary enclosure act had to wait till 1799; mortgage of Fitzherbert estate (201/31); repair of chancel of Sherborne church (201/4); Bilborough and Stubbins Wood (201/39-40). (Original Bundle)  DD/E/201/1-42  1729-1784

[no title]  DD/E/201/1  8 July 1729

Letter from Lord Bingley at Bramham Park (YW) to Thos. Webb at Sherborne: Re. tithes, enclosure, etc. -
"....informed that my tenants had made objections and scrupled the taking their shares of the tyth at the rate set though you hade made them an offer to agree it on your part..... let you know that if the scruples of any of my tenants continue, I am ready to remove the difficulty by taking the tythes belonging to my farms and pay my share of the rent by the yardland if you and the rest of the persons concerned will do the same. By this method I shall be enabled to let my tenants their land tyth free which will be not only advantageous to them as it removes a check upon their industry which tythes are, but the rate itself set upon the tythes is low.... The proposal which was mentioned of enclosing the Rye Field I think would be extremely advantageous for in that case it would lay to every person's farm, closes for their cows, which would be much better than a common pasture, and that ground is so near the town as to be very convenient for that purpose but I refer to you whether it might not be proper in that case to reserve the Marle Pitt still to be in common for all the free holders; there would then remain (after this enclosure) four common fields in the course of tillage you now use it. Should you think this right I desire the favour of you to speak to Mr. Prescot on the subject and the rest concerned and if they agree; in my opinion the best method to get forwards will be to direct Wilks (who has already surveyed the Rye Field in general and my particular parcels in it) to survey all the particulars of other persons which will serve for a foundation of treating of exchanges between one free holder and another in order to lay every man's ground together....."
Please to direct for me at Bramham Park near Tadcaster in Yorkshire.

[no title]  DD/E/201/2-3  6 Oct. 1729

Letter from Lord Bingley at Bramham Park (YW) to Thos. Webb at Sherburn near Warwick: Agrees that it is advantageous to enclose the Rye Field, suggests speaking to Mr. Prescott and others in neighbourhood when convenient "and if they agree I believe the first step to follow this work will be to direct Mr. Wilks for to plot that field for us, that is I mean, to draw in a map the exact divisions of every person's ground which will immediately shew us what grounds ought to be exchanged to lay every person's ground together; and that done, we can easily make allowances if some persons ground be better than others..." Making flood gate in Sherburn Meadow and draining it " my opinion had better be done by the landlords than leaving it to tenants who often make twelve penny scruples and stop things from going forward." Opinion that Mr. Burgoyne's tithes notwithstanding the baulks and head ways are worth more than the four score pounds a year demanded for them - undervalues wheat and barley land under 5s. per acre and oats, pease and beans at 3s. per acre. Appreciates advice on Hooknals and the Marshes and hopes will continue favour by helping to let them "and that if a house be necessary to be built at the Hooknals you will let me know whether Hawks's house would be best to remove or whether so much of the mannor house might not be spared as to make a house at the Hooknals and leave sufficient for Hawks who you say will be satisfied to take the home bargain..." Marshes can be let with Hooknals as proposed by Webb or to the town of Warwick "where there are Inne Keepers that will soon manure those lands that want and make them worth the rates set which is under the twenty shillings an acre they are valued at or at least if they won't go that way, the annexing them and Boldings Farm together may probably do."
With draft copy of Webb's reply.

[no title]  DD/E/201/4  1 Jan. 1729/30

Copy letter from J. Coult to Mr. Wilks: Chiefly covenants re. leases - "My lord [Bingley] says that the repairs of the chancel properly belongs to the tythes and not to any part that Hawkes has taken, therefore the covenant about repairs of the chancel may be made easy to him and confined to keeping the seating tight and drop drye. As for the four nobles claimed by the parishioners for bread and beer and allowed (as Hawkes says) to Smith in his rent, bid him enquire either of Smith (or Mr. Webb who has received the rents for Mr. Burgoine) and he will find it a mistake, for there was no deduction for it out of Smith's rent. It may also be a question whether it ought to be paid and since the parishioners claim it as a right it will lye upon them to make that right out. The fact shall be enquired into and if it can be saved for the tenant it shall, but he must expect no deduction for that since it was not allowed to Smith." Marshes let to butcher of Warwick for 19s. per acre per annum - not to be ploughed and if mowed hay not to be carried off premises, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/201/5  3 Jan. 1729/30

Copy letter from I. Wright at Warwick to Mr. Thos. Wright, solicitor in chancery, at the Widow's Coffee House in Deveux Court, Temple, London: Advocate of enclosure - "I understand the present designe is to enclose only one of Sherbourn fields but cannot see any reason why all may not be done at once and prevent a second trouble. The reason that's given me by Mr. Webb is that the poor have from time to time cut and carryed away the furz in one of the fields without interruption and this he seems to think has given them such a right as that they may prevent the inclosing that field whereas he may as well (and with as good reason) say that the poor have a right in most people's inclosures where bushes grow, for they will by one means or other have some of them and it's a custom in most common fields to permit the poor to cut not only bushes but part of the estovers growing in such fields. It's true indeed where there's any certain parcel of land that the profitts have time immemorial been applyed either for the benefit of church or poor or any other pious uses, in such case there are allways allotments with proportionable improvements made in respect of such land and this is so far being an injury that it's an advantage to the charities so that there's no weight at all in the reason assigned by Mr. Webb why the whole should not be inclosed, therefore if I might advise you the best way is to do all at once. The next thing I shall observe to you is the improvement that will in all probability be made. I am told that yours and Mr. Prescott's estates are about 80 acres a piece which if enclosed would in regard the same lye so very near Warwick be worth some 10s., some 15s. and some 20s. an acre, and in time by the help of Warwick muck I am of opinion 'twod be all made of equal goodness which is a sufficient reason why the whole should be enclosed together. And in case you rather chose to sell than be at the trouble of enclosing, in regard your estate is small, I think you may very reasonably expect 10s. an acre and the common market rate of 24 or 25 years purchase and the same will be equally beneficial to the buyer on the enclosure, in case he hath a good deal of land there already for 'twill be no addition to his trouble and but very little in point of charge in regard yours will be included as it lyes intermixt in larger farms upon enclosing the same".

[no title]  DD/E/201/6  22 Jan. 1729/30

Draft reply of Thos. Webb to letters from Lord Bingley: Chiefly re. proposed sale of Prescot and Wright properties - "....I think neither you nor I shall ever live to see that so mutch improved as to pay 4 per cent for ower money....." Church and poor allotments at enclosure, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/201/7  7 March 1729/30

Letter from Lord Bingley at Bingley House to Thos. Webb as above: Proposals re. sale of Mr. Wright's farm.

[no title]  DD/E/201/8  6 June 1730

Letter from Lord Bingley to Thos. Webb at Sherbourne: Call for Sherborne rents; purchase of Mr. Wright's farm, etc. With draft replies which suggest that Webb had been approached by Bingley as joint purchaser of property - "....your kind offer to me as to joyn purchasor with your Honour. Indeed the price is mutch larger than ever I was concernd in but it being my native place and where my predecessors have been freeholders for several hundred years I shall be willing to give more for land at Sherborn that I would in any other place..."
Endorsed memos.

[no title]  DD/E/201/9  13 July 1730

Letter from Lord Bingley at Bramham Park near Tadcaster (YW) to Thos. Webb at Sherborn near Warwick: Back in Yorkshire and begs favour to return rents to Mr. Benjamin Hoar at the Golden Bottle in Fleet Street as is usual when he is absent from London. Still 1½ yardlands (besides 10a. belonging to church) that are neither "yours nor mine in Sherborn and therefore I think it would be proper to make as many purchases of these lands as can be to be sure a great price will be expected and I am of opinion it may be ventured to give in proportion five hundred pounds per yardland or even more if you think fit and what bargain you make I will furnish money for on demand and I leave it to you to chuse some lawyer of reputation in Warwick or the neighbourhood to look over the titles."
[Postmarked and franked.]
Endorsed memos. re. various sums of money £13. 13 guineas; broad and Portuguese £6. 3s. 0d., etc.

[no title]  DD/E/201/10  4 Aug. 1730

Letter from Christopher Arnold to Thos. Webb at Sherborn near Warwick: Acknowledges receipt of bill on Hen. Dancers for £47. 13s. 1½d. and money when received will be placed to account of Lord Bingley.
Endorsed: The Lord Bingleys agents acknowledgement of the bill for his lordships half years rent due at Lady Day 1730.

[no title]  DD/E/201/11-17  21 Dec. 1751-26 Dec. 1755

Rent receipts for £40 (half year) or £80 (year) by A.M. Burgoyne of Thos. Webb. [These receipts were wrapped in letter above from Lord Bingley's agent and relate to same estate after it had been sold to Burgoyne.]

[no title]  DD/E/201/18  12 Dec. 1730

Letter from Lord Bingley at Bingley House to Thos. Webb at Sherborne Warks.: Asks for Michaelmas rents of Sherbourn estate including new purchase to be received and returned to him. Length of stay in Yorkshire and badness of roads prevented return through Warwick as designed thus visit to Sherbourn deferred till next Spring. Meanwhile urges exchanges in Cow Pasture to lay ground together and to agree with few freeholders that are left to do same or to purchase their shares at 30 years purchase "and if they refuse I believe there will be no difficulty in proceeding in that Inclosure without them as the charges of the fences will be only a little more for as I remember every man knowns his own lands in the Cow Pasture though they are not now separated and are not common tho' they lye open." If Webb thinks proposal right must pitch on a new surveyor because Wilks has behaved scandalously - "... in such a manner as not to deserve any Countenance or Protection and if he can be caught shall be prosecuted as he deserves. His cheating the Poor Cottagers under pretence that he had authority to receive their rents and his imposition here afterwards in demanding money when he gave a receipt in full of all demands for services done both to Mr. Burgoyne and me, at the same time he concealed this receipt, all together make his proceedings appear so scandalous as not to be fit to be imploy'd any further but I have no objection to any surveyor of reputation in the neighbourhood."

[no title]  DD/E/201/19  11 May 1731

Letter from Benjamin Hoare to Thos. Webb at Sherborne Warks.: Desires him not to agree for any purchase on Lord Bingley's account for not yet satisfied how he has disposed of Warwickshire estate not having consulted all deeds. Asks for rents due last Lady Day to be sent.

[no title]  DD/E/201/20  1 July 1731

Letter from Benjamin Hoare to [Thos. Webb]: Asks that rents be got from tenants of late Lord Bingley and remitted to him as soon as possible. Not been able to look over writings re. Lord Bingley's settlement of Warwickshire estate "but Mr. Burgoyne at most is only tenant for life in part of the estate and I believe can have no claim of what was purchased of Mr. Wright and Mr. Prescott, it being purchased since the date of his will.."

[no title]  DD/E/201/21  23 Nov. 1731

Letter from Hen. Sparke at Bingley House to Thos. Webb at Sherburn Warks.: Executors of Lord Bingley had right to receive last Lady Day rents of Sherborn estate but present master George Fox has ordered him to acquaint Webb "that he apprehends himself to be intituled to the last Michaelmas rents in right of my lord's daughter whome he married, not having seen any deed or writing by which my lord conveyed that estate to any other person tho' some reports have been spread to that effect. My master desires the favour of a line from you on this subject directed to this place. The two farms last purchased descend to my lady as heiress at law having been bought since the date of his lordship's will."

[no title]  DD/E/201/22  6 Sept. 1732

Receipt for £45. 14s. 11d. by John Burgoyne of Mr. Webb: Half year's rent of Sherborne estate total was £56. 17s. 5d. with £11. 2s. 6d. allowed for taxes paid. Names & rents of tenants.

[no title]  DD/E/201/23  20 Dec. 1734

Letter [franked] from Geo. Fox at Bingley House [London] to Thos. Webb at Shirburn Warks.: Just arrived in Town, suggests that Webb bid for Sherborne property - "....should be glad if I could any ways contrive to make the affair your own, as you have only hitherto had the trouble of receiving for another and if you will bid handsomely for the concern that my Lord Bingley bought of Mr. Wright I would make it worth your while to look after it, for hitherto you have never mentioned a price tho you have hinted your convenience which I should be glad were in my power to serve you in, in the mean time if you please to return the rent grown due to me in London on Mr. Hoare the bankers in Fleet Street you will add to the favours already received..."

[no title]  DD/E/201/24  6 Jan. 1738/9

Letter from Thos. Webb at Sherborne Warks. to John Doley, Greene Street, Grosvenor Street, London: Three chief rents to be paid at Mr. Wm. Soley's office in the Exchequer for lands at Sherborne which Mr. Wigley at the Cross Keys in Warwick promised to pay when audit kept at his house - "The baror being a neighbours daughter of mine who hath a tytle to a share in a house at Sherborne which house I have purchast and am to pay ten pounds to her husband Mr. Adam Taylor and her when the writings are finished. If it will not be thought to great a trouble to you to see Mr. Taylor and his wife signe the conveyance and pay the ten pounds. I take the liberty to give you the trouble......"

[no title]  DD/E/201/25  9 March 1744/5

Mr. [Webb] at Sherborne to Mr. [Purey]: Sorry to hear of Mr. Burgoyne's indisposition; description of estate described as improveable, consisting of £50 per annum, one part for tithe of 20½ yardlands etc.

[no title]  DD/E/201/26-27  2 & 5 Dec. 1752

Letter from Sanderson Miller at Radway Warks. to Joseph Twycross at Warwick: He and sister have paid above £200 for Mr. Wm. Newsam more than received "yet in consideration of your necessity and at the request of Mr. Webb I will consent that Mr. Webb shall pay you the five guineas and take a receipt as part of Mr. Newsam's debt to you paid by me, provided you will not trouble me any more till I have money of Mr. Wm. Newsam in my hands, which indeed I never expect to have as the interest of the mortgage and bonds amounts to near the whole produce of the estate. If you give Mr. Webb this letter and your receipt I will acknowledge myself accountable to him for the money." Also receipt of Joseph Twycross for £5. 5s. of Mr. Sanderson Miller by hand of Thos. Webb.

[no title]  DD/E/201/28  8 March, 18 May 1759

Promissory note of Thos. Bellamy to Wm. Mucklow for £10. 18s. 4d.: Debt and costs of recovery. Otherside has been used as receipt by Edward Whitehouse, attorney for the plaintiff, for £12 of Thos. Bellamy via John Webb: Debt and costs in cause Mucklow against Bellamy.

[no title]  DD/E/201/29  n.d. c.1770

Copy letter either from or to Webb: Commissioners for repairing road from Warwick to Halford Bridge wish to widen part that goes through Sherborne Field and propose to purchase land for purpose, valued at £10 per acre and 30 years purchase which writer has agreed to accept for his share of land wanted. "But there is likewise a little land belonging to you which must be taken in and the Commissioners hope you will be so good to let them have it upon the same terms....."

[no title]  DD/E/201/30  n.d. c.1770

Letter from Colonel Scott at Wolston Warks. to Mr. Parry at Warwick: Asks him to send over to Mr. Dadley writings re. house in Wolston which the Colonel has agreed purchase with John Webb of Sherborn. Birmingham postmark.

[no title]  DD/E/201/31  9 Aug. 1772

Francis Beresford at Ashbourne Derbs. to John Webb: Enclosed sends Messrs. Wrights 3 notes value £1682. 2s. in full for all principal and interest due on mortgage of Fitzherbert estate. Instructions re. sealing deed etc. - "You will please to set your name to the first seal on the deed of assignment in like manner as Mr. Fitzherbert has done to the second and then put a seal upon the wax and say, I deliver this as my act and deed. I must also trouble you to write your name under a receipt for £1600 indorsed and then my boy and another witness will attest both the signing of the deed and receipt. I have been thus particular as the boy whom I have sent is but young at the business not having been long with me. Mr. Evans looked over the draft of assignment and approved it on your behalf. Mr. Fitzherbert desires to join in compliments and thanks for your many civilities to him."
Endorsed: Bereford Attorney's letter with enclosed bills. [Beresford, Wright and Fitzherbert connected by marriage; Evans was a Nottingham attorney.]

[no title]  DD/E/201/32  23 Nov. 1775

Letter of Lady Charlotte Burgoyne at Hertford Street [London] to John Webb: Received Webb's letter and remainder of bill and encloses receipt for money in manner desired. Knows nothing of annuities but when General Burgoyne returns information forthcoming. "We are obliged to you for your good wishes, thank God the General has hitherto enjoyed perfect health and I hope to see him by Xmas but I dare not flatter myself that he will not return to America though I hope all differences may be accomodated before summer is over without bloodshed." With receipt for £34. 5s. 8d. by Charlotte Burgoyne of John Webb in full for all rents due to late Mrs. Anna Maria Burgoyne from him to 14 Sept. 1775 for use of General Burgoyne.

[no title]  DD/E/201/33-34  5 May 1776; 4 May 1776

Letter from Wm. Man. Godschall at Weston House near Guilford, Surrey, to John Webb at Shirburne near Warwick: Acknowledges receipt of notes and bill totalling £109. 10s. on account of rent for late Lord Bingley's farm at Sherborne, asks him to send land tax receipts and terrier of late Lord Bingley's farm. Also Bishopgate Turnpike ticket for 6d., found with above letter.

[no title]  DD/E/201/35-36  28 June, 2 July 1776

Letter [franked and postmarked] for Sir John Goodricke, bart., at Bramham Park (YW) to John Webb at Strelley near Nottingham: Desired his lawyer to calculate what due to him since death of Mr. Burgoyne and find that it amounts to £45. 14s. 4d. for rent due last Lady Day. Next Michaelmas another half year's rent due "but as I am not to expect to be paid beforehand, I have given directions to my steward who has a correspondent in Nottinghamshire to repay you £34. 5s. 8d. which is the sum you have overpaid me." Intends taking Sherborne estate into own hands when Webb's year has expired and informs him that steward will direct notice to him. With notice from Rob. Stockdale, Goodricke's agent, to John Webb to quit Sherborne estate.

[no title]  DD/E/201/37  19 Dec. 1776

Letter from Rob. Evans at Nottingham to John Webb at Strelley: Re. claim of Rich. Edge to estate - "I did not receive the copy of Mr. Richard Edge's amended bill till Friday last and on Monday sent my son to Strelley with the copy and to search for the deeds, wills, etc., that will be necessary in order to prepare your further answer not knowing that you were returned to Sherborne. The amended bill differs from the former only in this respect that they require to know in what manner the estate was given to Mr. Ralph Edge your sons great great grandfather formerly called Conway. Certainly Mr. Richard Edges attorney treats him very ill by encouraging him to persist in this suit, as there is not in my opinion the least foundation for his claim - for the fine and recovery levied and suffered by Mr. Richard Edge, your sons great grandfather and Mr. Edge your sons grandfather in the year 1712, and the recovery suffered by your sons grandfather in the year 1736 (all which are set forth in your answer) must clear up your sons title let the deeds or wills they now seek for be what they will. I shall not want any of the deeds that I had before but the deeds and wills (if any there are) relating to the estate prior to the deed of 1 May 1712 which deed is set forth in your answer and I think you need not search further back than the year 1670. If you have the deeds, wills etc. now wanted at Sherborne, you will please to send them over some time next week, but if not then please to let your son come over and we will search for them at Strelley."

[no title]  DD/E/201/38  24 Sept. 1780

Letter from Lady Blount at Snitterfield Warks. to Mr. Webb at Sherborne: Presents compliments and very sorry to find that two of Webb's hounds killed two hares very near the park "as she wishes very much to preserve them near the House at Snitterfield and for that reason had desired her game keeper not to disturb the hares which frequented the Turnup. She therefore intreats the favour of Mr. Webb not to permit the hounds to start any near Snitterfield. Mr. Webb is welcome to hunt anywhere else upon the manor."

[no title]  DD/E/201/39-40  21 July 1783

Letter from Lord Middleton [franked and postmarked] at Wollaton to Mr. Webb at Bath, Somerset: Taken liberty to enclose letter to son as uncertain how to direct it to him. Received letter from agent for Mr. Colelough re. offer to sell share of Bilborough & Stubbins Wood - "I have wrote to him to ask the price he fixes on, either separately or both. I should have been glad Mr. Edge had been here as he knows the price given for the last share.... hopes Mr. Webb has received much benefitt from Bath that he will soon regain his good habits of constitution..." With cover annotated - Opened by a person of the same name residing at Holt near Bradford, Wilts., but not his letter.

[no title]  DD/E/201/41  20 Nov. 1783

Letter from Geo. Holloway at Birmingham to John Webb at Strelley: Chiefly re. Mr. James Fox - "Upon my coming home out of Staffordshire where I had been a few days upon business I found the favour of Mr. Edge's letter. As to Mr. Fox he lives in such a mode that I have no sort of intercourse with him and am quite ignorant of his affairs and connections. I believe he lives in some part of Yorkshire and I fancy not far from Northallerton but I should think a letter directed to James Fox, Esquire, Northallerton, Yorkshire, would find him. I intended calling at Sherborne sometime since but calling at the turnpike I found you was in Nottinghamshire..." [Postmark].

[no title]  DD/E/201/42  14 March 1784

Letter from T.V. [Dr. Vyner] at Canterbury to Thos. Edge at Strelley, Nottingham: Chiefly concern at health of Edge's father and severe winter - "I have been confined here for these last four months, a few days excepted, the hunting season has been so bad, I believe I have lost but little sport, I have my horses here but don't find much for them to do, yours I hope are all well." Apologies for delay in repayment of loan - ".... You may depend upon having it the latter end of June, I hope that will be time enough for your purpose. Our audit is about the twenty fifth. I shall always think myself much obliged to you for the use of it." [Postmark.]
Endorsed: Dr. Vyner.

ENCLOSURE AND COGNATE PAPERS. (Original bundle)  DD/E/202/1-29  1744-1780

Aston Cantlow. Warks.
Warwick: St. Nicholas.
Acts of Parliament.
DD/E/202/23-29 relate to: Acts of Parliament.

[no title]  DD/E/202/1  3 March 1743/4

Letter from John Eliot in London to Thos. Webb at Sherborn, post paid in Warwickshire: Understands that on Wed. 7th March the award for enclosing common fields of Aston Cantlow is to be signed and as he cannot attend meeting requests allotment of due quantity of arable land and tithe - reference to meadow in lieu which neither produces corn nor is improveable; waited this day on my Lord Abergaveny who is master of complaints and promised to write Mr. Tibbots this post to same purpose; with annexed particulars showing share of meadow and arable lands before allotment and new allotments as by Mr. Tibbatts account; with related memoranda.

[no title]  DD/E/202/2  10 April 1766

Snitterfield Warks.
Copy agreement.
(1) Joseph Hardman, gent., on part of earl of Coventry.
(2) John Webb.
Reciting that several trees are growing on Aston Meadow part of common field called Snitfield Field lately inclosed and divided, the trees are on land which belonged to (2) and since alloted to earl of Coventry, ownership of trees vested in (2) anything contained in award signed by commissioners to contrary notwithstanding, now (1) on part of earl of Coventry agrees that (2) at any time before 1 May 1767 may cut and take away above trees in Aston Meadow without molestation, doing as little damage as may be in the cutting and taking away and cutting at seasonable time of year.
[The Snitterfield enclosure was in 1765].

[no title]  DD/E/202/3  10 April 1766

Receipt for £3. 12s. by J. King of John Webb: On account of expenses of Snitfield inclosure.
[Found with above agreement.]

[no title]  DD/E/202/4  26 Oct. 1771

Warwick: St. Nicholas.
Letter from Greville, Earl Brooke at Warwick Castle, to [John Webb.] As he is fully convinced that enclosure of the Cotton End Field will not only be a considerable advantage to proprietors of land there but also only effectual means of preventing lawsuits which will arise concerning tithes, desirous on both these accounts of enclosing the Field. If Webb had been in country would have been glad to have waited on him to talk concerning enclosure with him "but as I shall be obliged very soon to leave Warwick Castle, I hope you will excuse the liberty I take by this method of requesting the favor of your convenience in the Inclosure."

[no title]  DD/E/202/5  5 Dec. 1771

Letter from John Parry at Warwick to John Webb at Sherbourn [Strelley cancelled] near Warwick [Nottingham cancelled]: Acknowledges receipt of bank bills and expresses sorrow that Mrs. Webb no better, description of own indifferent health. News of [St. Nich. Warwick?] enclosure - "The commissioners met last week and after making several alterations signed the award...The road leading from Butlers Marston to Banbury goes from the town over your allotments into the Vicars and the herbage of that part of the road is allotted to you." Views on Warwick enclosure - "I have heard that Mr. Greenaway has been with you about an inclosure of the Bridge End and Cotton End Fields. I hope you have not signed the petition for as Colonel Money told me when he was here a few days ago that tho' he should be glad to have the fields inclosed yet he did not know any right Lord Warwick had to appoint a solicitor without consulting the other proprietors and that if you and others of the proprietors would agree with him that he would endeavour to get me concerned in it and that he would absolutely oppose Taylors being a commissioner. If you have not signed the petition shall be much obliged to you for your interest in the matter and shall be glad if you'l mention it to Mrs. Webb who is also interested..."
Estimate that Webb's share of enclosure expense £130. 3s. 7½d.; will take care that nothing moved from Red Horse or Star Closes till Webb satisfied.

[no title]  DD/E/202/6  7 Dec. 1771

Letter from Thos. Greenway at Warwick to John Webb at Sherborne, near Warwick. To be left at the Old Crown, Sheep Street, Warwick. Claim of cottagers in Smith Street Ward to whole pasturage re. Cotten End fields in Warwick enclosure act, based on agreement with farmers in 1661.

[no title]  DD/E/202/7  16 May 1772

Letter from Thos. Greenway to John Webb as above: Sending copy of order which commissioners made on Thursday last and entered in minute book and directed him to give notice to proprietors of lands in Cotton End fields. Order that clerk to commissioners give notice to proprietors that all lands in Middle Field not fallowed and sown with turnips according to usual course of husbandry will be reduced in value in proportion to injury sustained from want of such method of cultivation. P.S. Claims of property and petitions for situation of allotments are to be submitted on 30 May 1772 at the Cross Keys, Warwick.
Endorsed: Mr. Greenway. Attorney, Warwick.

[no title]  DD/E/202/8  15 July 1772

Letter from Thos. Greenway (clerk to commissioners for enclosure of open fields of St. Nicholas parish, Warwick) to John Webb at Sherborne: Notification that commissioners under St. Nicholas, Warwick, enclosure act, on 23 June 1772, made order to vacate and determine all leases and agreements for lands etc. in above fields. P.S. Commissioners next meeting will be at the Cross Keys in Warwick on 3 Aug. 1772 when they intend to hear any objections to cottagers claims.

[no title]  DD/E/202/9  n.d. c.3 Aug. 1772

Survey or account of cottage commons claimed in St. Nicholas Meadow, Aspe Meadow, Ulpris Meadow, Bridge Meadow and Cunnery Meadow from 5 July each year to following 5 April and from 12 August to 5 April following in lands within Smith Street Ward in parish of St. Nicholas, Warwick, called Lammas Grounds, and for whole year in parts of Cotten End and Hardwick Field in same ward, as are or were waste lands belonging to several messuages, cottages or tenements by persons not proprietors of lands in Cotten End and Hardwick Fields. Gives names of person claiming right of common, number of commons claimed, number of messuages to which commons belong, where messuages situated (Smith Street, Mellows Lane, Oil Mill Lane, Cotten End, Church St., Mill St., Goal Hell Lane) and names of occupiers.
Endorsed: Cotten End. Cottage commons claimed by cottagers. The commissioners next meeting is 3 Aug. 1772.

[no title]  DD/E/202/10  n.d. c.1772

Survey of holding in Warwick? open fields: Nos. and acreage, field and furlong names; possibly connected with enclosure. Written on printed bradsheet - The Oxford Newsman's. Verses for the year 1772.

[no title]  DD/E/202/11  6 Oct. 1772

Letter from James Money at Pitsford Nhant to Mr. Webb at Sherborne Warks.: Re. exchange of 12 acres of land at Cotten End and Bridge End, Warwick. Northampton postmark.

[no title]  DD/E/202/12-13  12 Oct. 1772

Letter from Thos. Greenway at Warwick (to John Webb at Sherborne: Re. orders made by commissioners for enclosure of the fields in St. Nicholas parish, Warwick, for exonerating old enclosures from tithes. Next meeting 15 Oct. 1772 at the Cross Keys, Warwick. Also copy of notice.

[no title]  DD/E/202/14  n.d. c.1772

Account of cottage commons claimed on St. Nicholas Meadow in Smith Street Ward and parish of St. Nicholas, Warwick, from 5 July to 5 April yearly by proprietors of lands in Cotten End and Hardwick Fields in same ward. Gives names of proprietors, number of commons claimed, number of messuages to which such commons are claimed as appurtenant, where messuages situated - Cotten End, Smith Street, Mill Street and Church Street, names of occupiers.

[no title]  DD/E/202/15  12 March 1773

Letter from Thos. Greenway at Warwick to John Webb at [Sherborne]: Re. quotas Webb will have to pay at enclosure commissioners next meeting re. St. Nicholas [Warwick] enclosure - expenses towards obtaining and putting act in execution. Bridge End. For Mr. Webb's new allotments £33. 0s. 7d. Fencing poor's allotment and repairing private roads, £3. 6s. 0¾d. making £36. 6s. 7¾d. Cotten End. New allotments £82. 11s. 6¼d., old enclosures 1/3d., £3. 3s. 6¼d., making £85. 15s. 0½d. Total £122. 1s. 8¼d. Commissioners next meeting 29 March 1773 but money not wanted till 30 or 31.
Endorsed: Mr. Greenway's letter concerning the Cotten End Inclosure. Looked over 17 June 1786.

[no title]  DD/E/202/16-22  n.d. c.1773

Accounts of John Webb with various people including Lord Warwick: chiefly re. lands in Quarry Hill Quarter, Coney Grey Meadow Furlong, hedging & trees - probably related to Warwick enclosure. Also brown paper cover inscribed - very old letters.

[no title]  DD/E/202/23-24  n.d. c.1770

Bill and act for dividing and enclosing open and common fields etc. in parish of Butler's Marston Warks..

[no title]  DD/E/202/25  1770

Act for repairing and widening road from Upton par. Ratley to North End of Bridge Street in town of Great Kington, thence to Guide Post at Wellesbourne Hastings Warks..

[no title]  DD/E/202/26  1772

Bill for alloting, dividing and enclosing open and common fields etc. within parish St. Nicholas in manor of Warwick.
Printed: MS. annotation - as reprinted.

[no title]  DD/E/202/27  1772

Act for dividing and enclosing commons and waste land within manor and parish of Kingsnorton Worcs..

[no title]  DD/E/202/28  [20 Geo. III.] 1780

Act for more effectually repairing roads from Warwick to Paddle Brook and from Warwick to Stratford upon Avon in counties of Warwick and Worcester; and for repealing laws now in force re. said roads.

[no title]  DD/E/202/29  [20 Geo. III.] 1780

Act to continue, enlarge and render more effectual term and powers in acts 12 Geo. I., 18 and 31 Geo. II for repairing roads from Birmingham through Warwick to Warmington and from Birmingham through Stratford upon Avon to Edgehill Warks. etc.
Printed. Inscribed in ink - John Webb, Esq., Sherborne.

ECCLESIASTICAL AND LEGAL (Original bundle)  DD/E/203/1-4  1612-1751

DD/E/203/1-2: Whyle v. Webb: Wellesbourne Warks. tithes.
DD/E/203/3: Avon Dassett Warks. tithes.

[no title]  DD/E/203/1  1737

Copy part of Mr. Whyle's libel against Mr. Webb: That Webb in specified months during 1735, 1736, and in March, April, May and June in present year 1737 occupied pasture and grazing lands within parish of Wellsbourn worth £15 annual rent; that Webb depastured on lands barren and unprofitable cattle which brought no profit to church - 20 bullocks, 20 heifers, 20 barren cows, 20 steers, 20 geldings, horses, mares, colts and fillies, 100 ewes, barren sheep or weathers which were sold or removed from the parish before "yeaved", lambed or shorn, for space of 40 weeks together or by several times in all or one of above years.

[no title]  DD/E/203/2  25 June 1737

Copy citation of Thos. Webb of Sherbourn to appear before Rev. Wm. Byrche, Dr. of Laws and Chancellor of diocese of Worcestor in the bishop's consistory court in Worcestor cathedral on Thursday, 15 Sept. 1737: To answer Rev. Francis Whyle, vicar of Welsbourn alias Welesborn Warks. in cause re. subtraction of tithes or other ecclesiastical rights.

[no title]  DD/E/203/3  1612-post 1751

Copy extracts from terriers of Avon Dassett Warks.: Tithe on sheep, calves, pigs, lambs, milk, etc. 1612-1698; with copy of note from parishioners of Avon Dasset delivering above copies of terriers extracted from court at Litchfield as answer to rector's demands and items on which tithes paid "and we will be moreover ready and willing to produce an old book at the meeting of the arbitrators [Thos. Basely of Priors Marson and Thos. Webb of Sherborne] as kept by Mr. Stanton, rector of our parish from the year 1634-1649..." 21 March 1751; agreement between rector Rev. Mr. Thos. Hinds and parishioners of Avon Dassett accepting award of arbitration 8 April 1751. Note from Rev. Thos. Jolley, rector, accompanying above - "This is the best information I can as yet meet with having never myself taken the small tyths or known them taken in kind nor had a scrip of paper left by any predecessor but only the forementioned paper which came accidentaly to my hands." n.d. post 1751.

[no title]  DD/E/203/4  1751

Accounts of Wm. Cookes re. father's estate: Share towards repairs of both farms, £50; maintenance, clothing and schooling from father's death till took apprenticeship - 6 years, £40; clothing and pocket money during apprenticeship for 3 years of which time he wore father's clothes, £20; money paid as apprentice, £40; mother's proportion of fine paid to Lord Coventry in renewing lives in Braughton estate £66. 13s. 4d.; share of 1/3rd. of 2/3rds. of rents of Snitfield estate from death of father - 36 years, £223. 19s., estate set at £28 per annum; rent of Braughton estate to which he is entitled since mother's death - 17 years, set at £40 per annum, £680; his share in both estates, £316. 13s. 4d.; his share of 1/3rd. of 2/3rds. of Snitfield purchased of his brother, £70, etc. Also letter from John Taylor, Croomb, 27 May 1751 - Wm. Cookes been with him re. copyhold estate mother held of Lord Coventry and showed case and attorney general's opinion re. right in estate, desires that if not satisfied, reason be given why he should not be admitted at next court held for manor at Allesborough near Barshow at beginning of October next.
Endorsed: William Cookes's charge and discharge on the estate and effects of his father.
[This is a stray item found with above.]

LOCAL AND PARISH AFFAIRS  DD/E/204-206  1707-1975

Role as parish official.  DD/E/204/1-98  1707-c.1799

This section or parts of it may have been an original bundle but had not survived as such in its entirety; some strays have crept in particularly material re. collection of Burgoyne rents.

[no title]  DD/E/204/1  1707

Levy at 1s. per yard land on the parish of Sherborn for repairing the highways; gives names of parishioners and individual assessments; memoranda re. proportion of rate to be collected in parish of Sherborn for the settlement of vagabonds and repairing of Waterorton (Water Orton, Wa.) Curdworth Warks. and Barford bridges. On front cover: Thomas Web His Book 1707.
Thin parchment covered vol.

[no title]  DD/E/204/2  n.d. c.1707

Memo. re. survey in Lady Meadow - Mr. Webb 3a. 2r. 18p. and Mr. Prescott 2a. 1r. 34p., totalling 6a. 0r. 12p.
[Found loose with above levy.]

[no title]  DD/E/204/3  15 Aug. 1710

Settlement acknowledgement.
(1) Thomas Stanly
John Trolly
Sam. Barnett Churchwardens and Overseers of Poor of Hampton Lucy Warks..
(2) Clement Tayler and wife Jane of Hampton Lucy Warks..
(3) Churchwardens & Overseers of the Poor of Sherbourne Warks..
(1) acknowledge (2) as legally settled in Hampton Lucy and "....not haveing sufficient [implements] to maintaine themselves in the said parish of Hampton Lucy and are now coming to live in the parish of Sherbourne...", if (2) become chargeable or seek relief of (3) then (2) to be removed back to Hampton Lucy and owned as inhabitants legally settled there by (1) according to Act 8 & 9 Wm. III.
Sig., marks & seals of (1).
Endorsed: Clement Tayler's [settlement] by Hampton Lucy Officers.

[no title]  DD/E/204/4  8 April 1725

Copy memorandum articles of agreement
(1) Parishioners of Sherborn.
(2) Mr. Webb, jun.
(3) John Franken.
Agreement that grass seed shall be bought by a parish levy to sow the field on the east side of Sherborne town called Ry Field for a cow pasture, this field is to be hayned (hedged, enclosed, to preserve grass from cattle) for this use on 1 March 1725 and the cows to go in to break the pasture at time decided by a majority of the occupiers made at a general meeting at least 10 days before the pasture is broken; the above field to lye down for 6 years from 1 March 1725/6 - 1 Jan. 1731/2; also agreed that grass seed be paid for by levy to sow Roadway Field, to be sown amongst the barley the year before the Ry Field is to be broken up and the Roadway Field laid down for a cow pasture for 4 years under same management as for the Ry Field. As a consideration for laying down the Ry Field (2) & (3) to have following allowances - (1) to have a peice of Grosend in Coplow Field called Gover Lays until the Ry Field is broken up, also a piece called Temple Hades free enclosed as long as Maltham Close lies to the Field and to have privilege of sowing a crop of oats there, the first year that the Ry Field is a cow pasture, and the piece is to be sown with grass seed and the charge paid as the rest of the seed for the above Field; (3) for laying down his land in the Ry Field 1 cow common yearly for same term of years as the Rye Field is laid down, also a Lammas common for a horse yearly for above 6 years or another cow common for 3 years.
Endorsed: An accompt of an agreement betwixt the parishioners of Sherborn.

[no title]  DD/E/204/5  14 Feb. 1725/6

(1) Wm. Yeates both of Stratford Vetere Warks., labs.
John Yeates both of Stratford Vetere Warks., labs.
(2) Wm. Hawkes, yeo. churchwardens of Sherborne Warks..
Geo. Clarson yeo. churchwardens of Sherborne Warks..
£40. (1) to indemnify (2) and parish of Sherborne from charge of maintenance and education of male bastard child born to Meary Deakins of Sherborne and fathered by Wm. Yeates.
Marks & seals of (1).

[no title]  DD/E/204/6  c.1730-1765

Account and general notebook: sales of beans, wheat, etc. - an account of wool sold to Mr. Southam giving number of tods and value (25 May 1732); remedies for fever and a vomit; cow entered at straw at 6d. per week; cow entered at hay at 12d. per week; bark of 15 trees and some lap sold for £4 (10 March 1730/1); Boney Mare horsed (12 July 1765); detailed survey or account of the poles of meadow ground lying in Sherborne Meadow (21 June 1737); detailed survey of the poles in Roadway Meadow (1737). Some pages torn out.
Small vellum covered vol.

[no title]  DD/E/204/7  9 Oct. 1753

Receipt for 5s. by Nicholas Barnett for Mr. Webb of Joseph Grimes for ½ year's land tax.
[Found loose in above account book.]
Endorsed: Land tax - Red Horse; these belong to the Red Horse.

[no title]  DD/E/204/8  30 May 1755

Receipt for 9s. 2d. by Hen. Hunt for Right Hon. Earl Brooks of Thos. Webb in full for 5 years' chief rent for the house (late Twycress).
[Found loose in above account book.]

[no title]  DD/E/204/9  18 April 1732

Copy memorandum of agreement.
(1) Thos. Webb of Sherborn.
(2) Sam. Cook of Barford Warks..
For £42. 10s. p.a. rent (1) to (2) farm lately in tenure of Thos. Bolding; (2) covenants to marl land ploughed in the Ry Field & he to have privilege of ploughing part of inclosure as hereafter agreed, etc.
Memos. re. payment to Mrs. Burgoyne.

[no title]  DD/E/204/10  6 Jan. 1714/15

Letter from John Burgoyne to Elias Webb at his house at Sherborn near Warwick: thanks him for last letter and asks him to collect arrears of quit rents and chief rents (4 years); enclosed acquittances for last Michaelmas rent and asks him to distribute them to tenants; intends to take care to give proper directions about leases which he designs to give his tenants at Lady Day next provided they agree to his terms.
Memoranda in Webb's hand re. Norton Lindsey and Sherbourne quit rents etc. Letter franked - Free John Cater.
Endorsed memoranda.

[no title]  DD/E/204/11  1732-1733

Levy at 13s. per yard land to raise money laid out on parish accounts; total realized £13. 4s. 7¼d. 13 Dec. 1732
Similar levy at £2. 10s. per yard land to raise £50 to pay tithe due to Mr. Burgoyne at Lady Day 1733, yielded £50. 3s. 1½d. 28 Dec. 1732
Similar levy at £1. 6s. per yard land to raise money to defray charge on town accounts, amounted to £26. 9s. 2½d. 9 contributors involved in these levies. 15 Oct. 1733

[no title]  DD/E/204/12  5 Jan. 1732/3

Copy memorandum of agreement: parishioners of Sherborn agree to make one field out of Coplow and Snowhill Fields. Detailed. Land and furlong names.
Endorsed: The agreement made for Sherborn Field.

[no title]  DD/E/204/13  1733-1735

Account of rents received and money transmitted to Mr. John Burgoyne; these are rents for tithe in Sherborn Field, land tax and property rents.

[no title]  DD/E/204/14  9 June 1733

Inventory of goods and chattels of late Rich. Lancaster of Sherborn Warks. appraised by Thos. Webb and John Hawkes - includes 7 mares and geldings £27, corn in the barn and stack with a stadle £12, 2 sows and 9 stores £4. 4s., wool £5, 12 cows and 2 weaning calves £35, 58 sheep and 26 lambs £23, 6a. wheat £9, 5a. oats £7. 10s., 10a. barley £21. 5s., 6a. rye £14, seed etc. Total not given but over £200.

[no title]  DD/E/204/15  13 May 1734

Levy assessed at 1s. 6d. per cow to pay John Tombs for cow tenting; amount realized £6. 11s.; Webb was assessed on 26 cows.

[no title]  DD/E/204/16  1735-1738

Account of Mr. Burgoyne's rents at Sherbourne and Norton; gives tenant and amount paid. Sherbourne rental was £93. 7s. 5d. (excluding land tax) p.a. and whole tithe payment £50; record of amounts paid to Burgoyne, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/204/17-18  1737

Memos. re. tithe accounts, cryptic calculations. on back.

[no title]  DD/E/204/19  1738-1740

Accounts of rents in Sherbourne paid to Mr. Burgoyne.

[no title]  DD/E/204/20-23  22 Jan. 1740/1-9 Oct. 1741

Receipts (4) for 7s. 9d. by collectors for quarterly payments of land tax of Jonathon Reeve. Place not specified.

[no title]  DD/E/204/24  1741-1742

Accounts (loose): tithes due Lady Day 1741; £4. 13s. 6d. on highways, 1742; levy at 2s. 6d. per acre for sheepherding and hoeing the turnips in the Ry Field yielded £7. 5s. for 58a. 1742; levy at 4s. per yard land assessed by Samuel Cook, overseer of the highways, yielded £5. 8s. 5d., 1742; account of turnips in the Ry Field giving individual acreages totalled 58a. and money paid for turnip seed and hoeing amounted to £4. 4s. 1741.
1 sheet only.

[no title]  DD/E/204/25  4 Aug. 1744

Receipt for £13 of John Kemp - ½ year's rent due at Lady Day 1744 which includes land tax for Lappworth and Old Stratford.

[no title]  DD/E/204/26  18 Oct. 1744

(1) James Kendall of Stratford Warks., esq.
(2) Thos. Webb of Sherborne Warks., esq.
Reciting that (1) has right to a freeboard by sides and boundaries of his lands as far as where deer were kept in a Park called Fullbrook Park Warks. and that disputes subsist between (1) & (2) touching a waggon road through the above freeboard from house inhabited by John Reason into road called Pale Lane and that free drift way for cattle through freeboard which waggon road & drift way is of little advantage to (1) and tenants and to manifest hurt of (2) & other proprietors especially when corn or other grain growing there by carelessness of drivers, now for peace and good neighbourhood agreed by (1) & (2) that freeboard shall not extend more than two yards from ditch or ditches of (1) for cutting, felling & carrying away trees or underwood now standing or at any time be more than two yards from the ditches, (1) quitclaims to any waggon road or driftway through above freeboard (except ingress for selling and carrying off wood).
Sig. & seal of (1).
Endorsed: November 12 1744.
On the boundaries of Fullbrook.
Looked at in June 1786.

[no title]  DD/E/204/27  1746

Account totalling £151, 18s. 4d. due to John Burgoyne, esq., for rent at Lady Day 1746. Name of tenant and amount of rent given.

[no title]  DD/E/204/28  25 April 1750

Levy at 5s. 6d. per yard land to raise money to pay bills for year 1749 - the blacksmith's and wheelwright's bill, Freeman and Smith trenching in the Ry(e) Field.

[no title]  DD/E/204/29  n.d. c.1750

Inventory of goods & chattels (lately belonging to - Hankhorn appraised by Thos. Webb and John Reason, total value £53. 3s. 6d.; mostly agricultural detail, also weaving - in the shop one loom with a piece of cloth, yarn and weaving materials.

[no title]  DD/E/204/30  n.d. c.1750

Memo: number of square yards in acre, rood and perch, with table up to 10 acres. Written on cover addressed to Jhon Webb, Esq., Sherburn.

[no title]  DD/E/204/31  n.d. mid 18th century

Memo: re. account of Mr. Webs 7 yard lands and John Coapes ½ yard land; gives field names etc.
Addressed (remnants of sealing wax) to Mr. Web, esq., at Sherban Warwick Sheare.

[no title]  DD/E/204/32  n.d. c. mid 18th century

Memo. re. labour at the turnpike - £50 per annum 1 team and two men 3 days to the turnpike and one man for every £10 a year more. Written on fragment of a bill relating to the New Queens, Burton upon Trent, showing part of illustrated bill head.

[no title]  DD/E/204/33  24 Oct. 1751

Letter from Jas. Henderson, solicitor to the Governors etc., Deans Yard, Westminster, to Thos. Webb, esq., At Sherborne near Warwick: the Governors [Queen Anne's Bounty] Council have approved title to estate out of which Webb proposes to convey an annuity or rent charge of £31 p.a. to curate of Sherborne upon receiving £400 from Governors of the Royal Bounty; confesses he is at a loss in drawing up conveyances as requires particular description of Hooknalls and Marshes together with abuttals and boundaries and in whose occupation the farms are now in, will send deeds for execution when this information supplied.
Endorsed: Rent charge upon Hooknalls.

[no title]  DD/E/204/34  1755

Account of wheat given to poor of Woolston in year 1755. Names of recipients and amount received - in gallons or pecks.

[no title]  DD/E/204/35  27 April 1756

Isaac Hancox, overseer, for 9s. 9d. of Mr. Webb: Poor assessment for Ryton on Dunsmore Warks..

[no title]  DD/E/204/36  28 April 1756

Wm. Man for £1 of John Webb: 5 days duty on highways - team at Woolston Warks..

[no title]  DD/E/204/37  5 July 1757

Terrier of lands belonging to house in which John Bromley, the shoemaker lives, formerly occupied by John Lanchester, now by John Webb: gives open field and topographical detail, field and furlong names. Declaration that above is a true terrier of lands belonging to the Shoemakers Farm occupie by John Webb surveyed by George Clarksons (mark) and John Hawkes (signature).
Endorsed: Terrier of my Lord Bingley's lands in Sherborn Fields.

[no title]  DD/E/204/38  n.d. c.1757

Terrier of Mr. Foxes land in Sherborne; open field detail, etc. as above.
Endorsed: John Webbs account of Mr. Foxes land in Sherborne.

[no title]  DD/E/204/39  1758

Memos. re. Sherbourne land tax; memos. of delivery of barley, wheat, sheep, etc. including - Joseph Waren hath had 15 stones of flax in all; coal received.

[no title]  DD/E/204/40  20 Feb. 1758; 16 Dec. 1757

Levy at £1. 7s. per yard land to raise £27. 5s. 4d. to pay sluffers for work done in Sherborn Meadow and gravelling the town. Amount raised was £27. 13s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. in pocket went towards next levy. Mrs. Webb was assessed on 4 yard lands and John Webb on 7 yard lands.
On dorse: similar levy at 16s. 6d. per yard land to raise £16. 12s. 5d. to pay for trenching & suffing Radway Meadow and Sherborn Meadow and other work done by Joseph Edwards in the fields.

[no title]  DD/E/204/41  21 July 1759

Order by justice of the peace to overseers of the poor of Sherborn: Wm. Smith, militia man, residing in Sherborn sent on service and overseers are to allow his wife and 5 children 5s. per week; allowance to be reimbursed out of county stock by treasurer of the county.
Note - "paid to July 12th 1761 tis now but 4s. per week."
On dorse: - manuscript account - Alice Smith the wife of Wm. Smith and five children at 5s. per week. 21 July 1759- 12 Jan. 1760.
Printed format.

[no title]  DD/E/204/42  14 Nov. 1759

Levy at 12s. per yard land assessed by John Webb, overseer of the poor of Sherborn. Total £16. 6s. 3d.

[no title]  DD/E/204/43  7 March 1760

Levy at 3s. 9d. per yard land on the parish assessed by John Edwards to raise £4. 7s. 6d. for the [Warwick] Shire Hall; £1. 9s. 6d. paid by Mr. Edwards for the Shire Hall.

[no title]  DD/E/204/44  15 Dec. 1760

Notice to the headborough of Sherburn requiring him to meet chief constable at the sign of the White Horse in Sherburn on 31 Dec. 1760 to deliver in presentments for next sessions and to pay Sherburn proportion of 14s. 9d. part of £300 for use of the county; he is to collect Sherburn proportion of £1. 9s. 6d. towards £600 defraying part of expense of taking down and rebuilding the Shire Hall.

[no title]  DD/E/204/45  17 Jan. 1761-7 Oct. 1761

Copy accounts of John Webb and John Doe, overseers of the poor of Sherborn: Payments of 4s. per week to Alice Smith. Total £2. 2s.

[no title]  DD/E/204/46  21 April 1761

Levy at £1. 5s. per yard land to raise £24. 3s. 3d. for money paid by John Webb and John Smith for the Common Field of Sherborn (reckoning at the meeting was allowed).

[no title]  DD/E/204/47  1757-1761

Parish (Sherbourne) accounts: probably church wardens and overseers of the poor - work on church gutter sluff; powder & shot and crowkeeping; paid labourers for highway; stone picking, etc. [1 sheet only.]

[no title]  DD/E/204/48  19 Nov. 1762

A levy at 8d. per yard land to raise 16s. 10d. for the Shire Hall at Warwick; gives holders' names and amount assessed.

[no title]  DD/E/204/49-50  24 & 26 April 1764

Window tax assessment on inhabitants of parish of Shurbourn: gives names and number of lights; total £10. 5s.: with appointment (printed) of John Edwards and Thos. Sneath as collectors.
Endorsed: Sherborne land tax and window. 1764.

[no title]  DD/E/204/51-52  24 & 26 April 1764

Sherbourne land tax assessment: total £79. 4s.; with appointment of same collectors as above.

[no title]  DD/E/204/53  1766

Memoranda re. rents and land tax.

[no title]  DD/E/204/54-68  15 Oct. 1766-27 Oct. 1770

Receipts for chief rents: these are of Thos. Webb and are for various amounts due to Francis Beckford, esq., (to Mrs. Susanna Beckford from 1769) for land at Sherburn. The rents were paid at audit held at the Swan in Warwick.

[no title]  DD/E/204/69  3 Feb. 1767

Settlement certificate of Daniel Wolvos, maltster, Hannah his wife and children, parish of Sherburn Warks.. John Webb was the overseer of the poor.

[no title]  DD/E/204/70  4 July n.d. c.1770

Opinion of Henry Parker of Stratford that a certificated man gains a settlement by serving the office of parish clerk although chosen by parson only; if man is poor and has family parish have right to remove him by an order before he has served a year otherwise in parson's power to bring a constant charge upon the parish, which if they neglect to do, the law implies it was done with consent and is adjudged to be serving an annual parish office which destroys effect of certificate in regard to man and his family.

[no title]  DD/E/204/71  n.d. c.1770

Measurements of windows, doors, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/204/72  26 June 1770

Levy at 6s. per yard land assessed by Wm. Hawks, churchwarden of Sherbourne, to raise money disbursed by him in the parish account.

[no title]  DD/E/204/73  14 Oct. 1771, 17 Jan. 1772

Hen. Allen, collector, for £2. 6s. 7d. of John Blackford: Half year's land tax for land late Tarver. Memoranda in hand of John Webb that he had received £21. 13s. 5d. in cash which with half year's land tax £2. 6s. 7d. amounted to £24, Blackford's half year's rent. Note that chief rent is £1. 15s. 6d. per annum. [204/73-86 were found as a separate bundle.]
Endorsed: John Blackford. Land tax and chief rents. Warwick.

[no title]  DD/E/204/74  6 April, 27 May 1772

Receipt of Hen. Allen as above: Similar detail, specifies that land tax for land belonging to John Webb. Receipt by John Webb for £24, Blackford's ½ year's rent.

[no title]  DD/E/204/75  13 May 1772

Wm. Roe, jun., for £1. 15s. 2½d. of Mr. Blackford: 1 year's chief rent on Tarvers land now Mr. Webb's.

[no title]  DD/E/204/76  15 Oct. 1772

Edward Williams for £1. 15s. of John Blackford: Half year's land tax.
Calculations on back include £1. 15s. tax and amount to £24, equivalent to Blackford's ½ year's rent due to Webb.

[no title]  DD/E/204/77  8 April 1773

Edward Williams for £1. 15s. as above.

[no title]  DD/E/204/78  13 Oct. 1773

Rich. Margett, collector, for £1. 15s. of John Blackford: Half year's land tax.

[no title]  DD/E/204/79  11 April 1774

Rich. Margett for £1. 15s. as above.

[no title]  DD/E/204/80  11 Feb. 1777

J. Blick for £8. 16s. 4½d. of John Webb: Five years chief rent due on Blackford's farm to earl of Warwick.

[no title]  DD/E/204/81  24 April 1777

J. Blick for £1. 15s. 2½d. of John Webb: One year's chief rent upon house and land in Cotten End due to earl of Warwick. Described as Blackford's farm etc. Also for 1s. 10d. upon house in Banbury Street. Described as The Red Horse chief rent. Property in Warwick.
Printed format.

[no title]  DD/E/204/82  19 April 1779

J. Farman, collector, for £4. 5s. 4d. of John Webb: Two years land tax (at 4s. in £1) for Red Horse and all the land in the Bridge End in parish of St. Nicholas, Warwick. £2 for Red Horse and £2. 5s. 4d. for land which belong to Blackford's farm - "that is it was took out of that farm."

[no title]  DD/E/204/83  26 April 1779

J. Farman, collector, for £4. 8s. of John Whitehead: Year's land tax for Thos. Edge's land in Cotten End (Warwick). £1. 2s. 8d. was added making total of £5. 10s. 8d. but as land tax for Blackford is £4. 13s. 2d. (at 4s. in £1) Edge overcharged 17s. 6d.

[no title]  DD/E/204/84  28 Jan. 1780

J. Blick for 1s. 10d. of John Webb: Year's chief rent on house in Bridge End (Warwick) due to earl of Warwick. Red Horse.
Printed format.

[no title]  DD/E/204/85  25 April 1781

Wm. Smith, collector, for £4. 8s. of Thos. Edge Webb: A year's land tax in St. Nicholas parish (Warwick).

[no title]  DD/E/204/86  25 April 1781

Wm. Smith for £2. 2s. 8d. as above: sic

[no title]  DD/E/204/87  Oct. 1772

Account of levy made by John Webb, overseer of highways of parish of Sherborne, at rate of 9s. per yardland: John Webb was assessed at £3. 2s. 9¾d. and 14s. 6d. tithe.
Endorsed memos.

[no title]  DD/E/204/88  1775

Levy to raise money to pay James Simmonds' wages supervising sheep at 7s. per week at 1s. 4½d. per yard land per month; 3d. per month will be left in his hands on this assessment overpaid and he is to pay this into the field levy beginning 1 May 1775.

[no title]  DD/E/204/89  16 Nov. 1775

Levy at £3. 1s. 6d. per yard land assessed by John Smith and John Webb to raise money to pay for grass seed sown in Sherborne Snow Hill Field this year etc.; some memoranda.

[no title]  DD/E/204/90  21 April 1778

Receipt for £4 by Job Low, collector, land tax on land which belonged to late Lord Bingley of John Webb.

[no title]  DD/E/204/91  1781

Receipt for £39. 12s. of collectors of Sherburne in full for 1st and 2nd payments of land tax.

[no title]  DD/E/204/92  1782

Receipt for £39. 12s. of collectors of Sherburn being full amount for 1st and 2nd payments of land tax.

[no title]  DD/E/204/93  1783

Receipt for £6. 13s. 4d. of collectors of Sherburne being in part for 1 year's duty on houses and lights due 5 April 1783.

[no title]  DD/E/204/94  1784

Assessments re. parish of Sherbourne Warks.. Gives names of proprietors and occupiers and sums assessed for land tax, window tax (number of lights), and rate of duties on houses.

[no title]  DD/E/204/95  1784

Land tax assessment on parish of Sherbourne; names of proprietors, occupiers and sums assessed, total £79. 4s.

[no title]  DD/E/204/96  1784

Thos. Webb Edge's proportion of £12 share of rate of duty on houses in parish of Sherbourne.

[no title]  DD/E/204/97  20 April 1784

Window tax assessment for parish of Sherbourne; gives names of occupiers of houses and number of lights and individual assessment, total £12. 11s. 8d.

[no title]  DD/E/204/98  n.d. c. 1799

Note re. exchange or purchase of lands in Sherbourne? Warks.: Mr. Webb involved. Probably connected with enclosure.

Restoration work on Sherborne Warks. church. (Original bundle)  DD/E/205/1-23  c.1740-1749

[no title]  DD/E/205/1  n.d. c.1740

Estimate (Anestmet) of workmanship re. church of Sharbon: Stonework 273 perch of work at 2s. 6d. per perch, £34. 2s. 6d.; total £39. 15s. 10d.

[no title]  DD/E/205/2  1745-6

Bill of Geo. Mellors for £34. 13s. 3d.: stone delivered to Sherborne church. Work on piers, arches, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/205/3-9  n.d. c.1746-1748

Survey or measure of the mason work of Sherborne church: Coping of tower, parapet, north and south sides of church, etc. Measurements, thickness, solid feet, deductions for windows (numbers given), arch under tower.
Detail re. foundations.

[no title]  DD/E/205/10-15  19 July 1746-30 Jan. 1747/8

Memoranda re. payments to Geo. Mellors of Warwick reducing bill of £80. 7s. 0d.: Thos. Webb debtor to Geo. Mellors for the building Sherborne church £80. 7s. 0d. Payments of £10, £5, £40, etc. made at intervals, totalling £78. 10s., leaving balance £1. 17s. 3d. Stone and work done at church. With related papers.

[no title]  DD/E/205/16-23  19 Oct. 1747-1 Jan. 1748/9

Bill of work done at Sherborne church for Thos. Webb by Rob. More: Plastering - ceilings of aisles, chancel, gallery, ringing loft, walls, mouldings, panels, cornice, spandrels, flower in centre 2ft. 4ins. diameter, key stones, imposts and trusses; 5 barrels of Bristol lime at 4s. 6d. per barrel, £1. 2s. 6d., 2½ strike of white hair used with Bristol lime, 7s. 6d., whitewashing chancel, etc. Measurements supplied. With related papers.
Endorsed: Plasterer More. For the church.

Church rate levied on Strelley parish. (Original bundle)  DD/E/206/1-18  1856-1869

[no title]  DD/E/206/1-18  1856-1869

Receipts by James Oldershaw, churchwarden, for various sums paid by J.T. Edge and Mr. Moorley re. Church rate in Strelley parish levied at 7½d. to 10d. in £1. Edge's contribution varied from £12. 8s. 9½d. to £16. 11s. 9d. Also memoranda re. churchrate, bond, etc.
Printed format.

Restoration work on Strelley church. (Original bundle)  DD/E/206/19-31  1855-1856

[no title]  DD/E/206/19-20  19 May 1855

Letter from John Fisher, Rutland Street, Nottingham, to G.G. Place, architect, Nottingham. Supplies estimate £156. 13s. 7d. for alterations to nave roof of Strelley church.
Envelope sealed with builder's stamp.
Watermark: Joynson 1854

[no title]  DD/E/206/21  18 June 1855

Memo. of agreement.
(1) J.T. Edge, Esq. of Strelley Hall.
Rev. J.E. Hurts, rector of Bilborough with Strelley.
(2) John Fisher of Nottingham, builder.
For £278. 19s. 10d. (2) agrees with (1) that (2) to execute in a substantial and workmanlike manner whole of works required to be done to parish church of Strelley in building a new roof to nave and repairing chancel according to drawings prepared and signed by George Gordon Place, the architect, according to specified conditions and specifications. (1) agree to pay £278. 19s. 10d. to (2), provided that if (2) incurs penalties under terms and conditions expressed in above specifications then lawful for (1) to deduct same from £278. 19s. 10d. Sigs. of (1) & (2).
[Watermark, J. Coles 1854]

[no title]  DD/E/206/22  29 Sept. 1855

(1) Ratepayers of Strelley.
(2) James Thomas Edge of Strelley.
(1) to pay £600 to (2) by instalments of £30 or upwards yearly until £600 principal sum & interest at 4 per cent paid. Individual members of (1) quitting farms etc. in Strelley cease liability.
Sigs. & seals of (1) - 19 ratepayers.
Note by James T. Edge that bond cancelled. All principal and interest having been duly paid. 4 Nov. 1869.

[no title]  DD/E/206/23  1855-1869

Strelley Church Restoration account book. 1855. Deals only with repayment of annual instalments and interest on principal of £600 as in bond above. The £600 appears to have been borrowed for the church restoration but this is not specified in the bond.

[no title]  DD/E/206/24  1855

Cover used to wrap above account book and bond.
Endorsed: Bond for securing the payment of £600 and interest by the churchwardens of Strelley and account book. Paid off Dec. 1869. J.T. Edge.

[no title]  DD/E/206/25  n.d. 1856

Bill of extras for Strelley Church. Items to be paid by parish totalled £27. 5s. while additional items paid by J.T. Edge amounted to £125. 16s. 7¾d. A number of items were cut out of the bill including heating apparatus £1. 19s. 4d., pulpit & desk £14. 16s. 9d., plumber's work £44. 18s. 9d., clearstory windows £10. 6s. Pencilled figures at bottom total 927 [£7] cost for whole operation?

[no title]  DD/E/206/26  10 April 1856

Receipted bill of John Fisher for £822. 2s. 4¾d. Bill was originally £914. 9s. 0¼d. as below and £92. 6s. 7½d. has been deducted as per statement. The Committee has been erased and General Account substituted.

[no title]  DD/E/206/27  10 April 1856

Bill of John Fisher for £914. 9s. ¼d. submitted to Committee of Strelley Church. Alterations to Strelley Church.
Pencilled memoranda.

[no title]  DD/E/206/28  10 April 1856

Bill of John Fisher for £693. 13s. 9d. parish share of work on Strelley church.

[no title]  DD/E/206/29  10 April 1856

Receipted bill by John Fisher as above for £124. 11s. 1¾d. Work on Strelley church restoration.

[no title]  DD/E/206/30  10 April 1856

Receipted bill (illustrated) by John Fisher, builder, general contractor, joiner and cabinet maker, dealer in coals, cokes & lime, chimney pots, Staffordshire pipery etc., Rutland Street, Nottingham, for £4. 18s. 10d. of J.T. Edge. Work on Strelley church chancel.
Endorsed: Pencilled memoranda re. costs.

[no title]  DD/E/206/31  10 April 1856

Receipted bill by John Fisher as above for £166. 3s. 10d. Estimate for nave roof. £156; 4 new shields, embellishing & fitting £5. 5s., etc. Note that account examined and approved by George Gordon Place, the architect, 27 Feb. 1856.

Correspondence re. transfer of advowson of Bilborough with Strelley church to Society for Maintenance of the Faith. (Original bundle)  DD/E/206/32-45  1923

[no title]  DD/E/206/32-45  23 Jan.- 6 July 1923

Correspondence between Thomas L.K. Edge at Strelley Hall and J. Outram Marshall, Secretary, Patronage Committee of the Society for Maintenance of the Faith at Pinewood, Oriental Road, Woking Surr, and Drewry O. Leefe of Sidney Smith, Son & Leefe, Solicitors, Bank Chambers, 42 High Road, Kilburn, NW.6., re transfer of Bilborough with Strelley advowson to Society for Maintenance of the Faith.
[On the 20 Dec. 1927 Wm. John Wheldale Tunnicliffe was instituted to the benefice on the patronage of the Society for the Maintenance of the Faith when Benjamin Williams who had held the benefice since 1871 (apart from a suspension between 1902-1914) resigned.]
Also related memoranda.

Strelley church fabric account.  DD/E/206/46  1973

[no title]  DD/E/206/46  31 May 1973

Statement of account (£486. 37) by Central Board of Finance of C. of E. Investment Office, Winchester House, 77 London Wall, London EC2N 1DB, to Southwell Diocesan Board of Finance, Church House, Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GT, re. Strelley Church Fabric. Printed & typescript.

Bilborough and Strelley Church of England School.  DD/E/206/47  1903

[no title]  DD/E/206/47  24 March 1903

Fair copy draft agreement.
(1) Thomas Lewis Kekewich Edge of Strelley Hall.
(2) T.L.K.E. as in (1) above. Rev. Benjamin Williams
Wm. Oldershaw, retired chemist
Wm. Andrew, farmer, of Broxton Hall, par. Bilborough. both of Strelley.
Reciting that a voluntary public elementary school has for many years past been provided according to principles of C. of E. for benefit of inhabitants of parishes of Strelley and Bilborough and that (1) as landlord is absolute owner in possession of school building and premises free from any trust for educational purposes and that under provisions of Education Act 1902 (2) have been appointed first Foundation Managers of above school, now (1) agrees to let to (2) Bilborough and Strelley Church of England School with playground and conveniences (excepting house and garden occupied by schoolmaster) at Strelley for 1s. per annum rent from 25 March 1903. Tenancy to be ended by either party giving 6 months notice. (2) to pay all taxes and outgoings, not to assign premises except to Foundation Managers for time being of above school without consent of (1), to use premises during tenancy as a public elementary school for inhabitants of parishes of Strelley and Bilborough and religious instruction given to be according to C. of E. principles, to have exclusive use of premises from Monday to Friday during school hours and if necessary to allow local education authority to use premises out of school hours for any educational purpose for not more than 3 days per week, otherwise (1) to have exclusive use of premises out of school hours for any purpose authorised by him. Desks, forms & other school furniture provided by (2) not be fixed to premises so as to interfere with purposes for which premises may be authorised to be used by (1). (2) to clean & heat school and at end of each week shall cause desks & forms to be arranged for Sunday School and School Rooms to be left in a state of cleanliness and readiness for Sunday School. If total number of managers appointed by LEA. increased then lawful for (1) to increase numbers of Foundation Managers under 1902 Education Act. Provisions for appointment of new managers. No person to be appointed manager unless a bona fide member of C. of E. and resident in Strelley or Bilborough.
Endorsed instructions re. engrossment. Freeth, Rawson and Cartwright, Nottingham.

Richard Smedley Charity. Ilkeston Derbs., also Bilborough & Strelley etc. (Original bundle)  DD/E/206/48-73  1883-1975

[no title]  DD/E/206/48-73  1883-1975

Scheme, orders for appointment of trustees, etc., authority to purchase real estate in Ilkeston Derbs., re. Rich. Smedley charity; also correspondence addressed to Miss E.M. Edge, J.P., Strelley Hall, re. affairs of charity of which she was a trustee - chiefly re. 34 Bath Street, Ilkeston leased to Westminster Bank. Old and New Awsworth in Nuthall parish, Newthorpe in Greasley parish, and the parishes of Bilborough and Strelley, were Nottinghamshire parishes included in the Richard Smedley Charity.

Middlemore's Charity (Almshouses). Stanton-by-Dale Derbs.. (Original bundle)  DD/E/206/74-88  1925-1971

[no title]  DD/E/206/74-88  1925-1971

Scheme, report on proposed scheme for alterations, report on expenditure in connection with modernisation of the almshouses and suggestions for a review of investments, applications for single and double cottages (good detail re. applicants), correspondence and memoranda re. Middlemore's Charity (Almshouses) at Stanton-by-Dale Derbs.. Miss Edge was a trustee.

SHRIEVALTY.  DD/E/207-208  1722-1782

Thomas Webb - appointed sheriff of Warwick in 1722. (Original bundle)  DD/E/207/1-16  1722-1758

[no title]  DD/E/207/1  1722

Letters patent.
(1) Geo. I.
(2) Thos. Webb of Sherborn Warks., esq.
(1) committs custody of county of Warwick to (2) as sheriff.
Parch. Latin. Great Seal. Westminster. 11 Dec. 1722
Also mandate (attached to above letters patent).
(1) Geo. I.
(2) Earls, knights, barons, free men etc. of Warwick.
(3) Thos. Webb as above.
Reciting that (1) has committed county of Warwick to (3) as above, now (1) commands (2) to obey and aid (3) in all matters relating to his office as sheriff.
Parch. Latin. Seal. Westminster. 11 Dec. 1722

[no title]  DD/E/207/2  1 Jan. 1722/3

Indenture, counterpart appointment & covenant.
(1) Thos. Webb of Sherborn Warks., esq., High Sheriff of Warwick.
(2) John Healey of Nuneaton Warks., weaver.
Martin Bayley of Hartshill Warks., coalminer.
John Wall, miller.
Rob. Smith, tanner. both of Nuneaton Warks..
(1) appoints John Healey one of his bailiffs in the county and more particularly for hundred of Hemlingford during tenure of (1) as sheriff.
(1) reserves power to remove J.H. as bailiff. (2) covenant with (1) that J.H. will faithfully and honestly execute office of baillif.
Detailed specified covenants.
Parch. Seals, sigs. & mark of (2).

[no title]  DD/E/207/3  12 Jan. 1722/3

Indenture, counterpart appointment and covenant.
(1) Thos. Webb of Sherborn Warks., high sheriff of Warwick.
(2) Mathias Neale of Warwick, apothecary.
Wm. Neale of Fenny Compton Warks., gent.
John Higgins of Tiddington, par. Weston Warks., gent.
John Wood of Birmingham, upholsterer.
(1) appoints Mathias Neale to be Keeper of H.M's goal for county of Warwick as long as (1) continues sheriff unless (1) remove him from office by written notice. (2) covenant to (1) that Mathias Neale will faithfully and honestly execute office of keeper of goal.
Specified covenants.
Parch. Sigs. & seals of (2).
Endorsed: Mathias Neale security to Mr. T. Webb for the office of Goaler.

[no title]  DD/E/207/4  12 Jan. 1722/3

(1) Mathias Neale as in (2) above.
Wm. Neale as in (2) above.
John Higgins as in (2) above.
John Wood as in (2) above.
(2) Thos. Webb as in (1) above.
(1) to perform covenants in deed of even date.
Sigs. & seals of (1).

[no title]  DD/E/207/5  15 Jan. 1772/3

Indenture, counterpart appointment & covenant.
(1) Thos. Webb of Sherborn Warks., high sheriff of Warwick.
(2) Wm. Bridgins, jun., yeo. all of Birmingham.
Joseph Wall, gent. all of Birmingham.
Simon Harris, threadman all of Birmingham.
(1) appoints Wm. Bridgins as one of his bailiffs in county of Warwick and more particularly for hundred of Hemlingford as long as (1) continues as sheriff, reserving power to remove him on written notice. (2) covenant that Wm. Bridgins shall faithfully and honestly execute office of bailiff.
Specified covenants.
Parch. Sigs. & seals of (2).

[no title]  DD/E/207/6  21 Jan. 1722/3

Indenture, counterpart appointment and covenant.
[Top half of deed missing]
(1) Thos. Webb as above.
(2) Joseph Freeman of Stratford super Avone Warks., yeo.
John Bolding of Norbrook Warks., gent.
John Higgins of Tiddington par. Weston Warks., gent.
John Barlow of Luddington par. Stratford Warks., gent.
(1) appoints Joseph Freeman as a bailiff as long as (1) continues as sheriff of Warwick, reserving power to remove him on written notice. (2) covenant that Joseph Freeman execute office of bailiff.
Specified covenants.
Parch. Sigs. & seals of (2).

[no title]  DD/E/207/7  21 Jan. 1722/3

(1) Joseph Freeman as (2) above.
John Bolding as (2) above.
John Higgins as (2) above.
John Barlow as (2) above.
(2) Thos. Webb as (1) above.
(1) to perform covenants in deed of even date.
Sigs. & seals of (1).

[no title]  DD/E/207/8  21 Jan. 1722/3

Indenture, counterpart appointment & covenant.
(1) Thos. Webb as above. both of Stratford on Avon Warks..
(2) Hen. Freeman, yeo. both of Stratford on Avon Warks..
Joseph Smith, gent. both of Stratford on Avon Warks..
John Cotterell of Shottery, par. Old Stratford Warks., gent.
Wm. Burman of Shottery as above, gent.
Rich. Newcombe of Stratford on Avon Warks., gent.
(1) appoints Hen. Freeman one of his bailiffs in county and more particularly for hundred of Rington as long as (1) continues as sheriff, reserving power to remove him on written notice. (2) covenant that Hen. Freeman will execute office of bailiff.
Specified covenants.
Parch. Sigs. & seals of (2).

[no title]  DD/E/207/9  21 Jan. 1722/3

(1) Hen. Freeman of Stratford on Avon Warks., yeo.
Joseph Smith of Stratford on Avon Warks., gent.
John Cotterell of Shottery Warks., gent.
Wm. Burman of Shottery Warks., gent.
Rich. Newcombe of Stratford on Avon, gent.
(2) Thos. Webb, sheriff of Warwick.
£2,000; (1) to (2) for performance of covenants in deeds of even date by which Hen. Freeman is constituted one of sheriff's bailiffs in Warwickshire.
Sigs. & seals of (1).

[no title]  DD/E/207/10  2 April 1723

Copy roll of gaol delivery for county of Warwick held at Warwick before Jefferey Gilbert, baron of the exchequer and his fellow justices: includes Alexander Edge - delivered upon recognizances to appear and plead his Majesties pardon pursuant to his Majesties pleasure signified by warrant under the sign manual; his offence not specified. Thos. Pulley convicted of theft and larcency and liable only to the penalty of burning in the hand is ordered to be sent as soon as conveniently may be to some of H.M.'s colonies and plantations in America for space of 7 years. John Flavell convicted of several petty larcencies ordered to be whipped 3 next market days at Warwick.

[no title]  DD/E/207/11  8 Aug. 1724

Quietus roll of Thos. Webb, esq., as sheriff of Warwickshire, Michaelmas 1722 - Michaelmas 1723.

[no title]  DD/E/207/12  14 Aug. 1735

Letters of Rob. Parker, Esq., high sheriff of Warwick. By virtue of writ of fieri facias he has levied goods & chattells of Hen. Bliss late of Hill, par. East Lemington Warks., yeo., at suit of Thos. Webb, for £54 debt and 50s. costs. Above goods & chattells conveyed by sheriff to Webb (bargain & sale).
Schedule (detailed) annexed.
Shrieval seal..

[no title]  DD/E/207/13  12 Aug.-4 Sept. 1735

Bill of sale.
(1) Rob. Parker, High Sheriff of Warwick.
(2) Hen. Bliss of Leamington Warks., yeo.
(3) Nathaniel Langley.
(4) Thos. Webb of Sherborne Warks., esq.
(1) by writ of fieri facias levied goods and chattells of (2) at suit of (3) for £300 debt plus 80s. cost, goods valued at £126. 16s., now (1) to (2) all goods and chattells as contained in annexed schedule.
Sig. & seal of (1). 4 Sept. 1735
With schedule of goods etc. of Hen. Bliss of Hill, par. Leamington Warks., yeo. 12 Aug. 1735

[no title]  DD/E/207/14  n.d. c.1735

Accounts of Thos. Webb with Mr. Bliss: Langley against Bliss and Webb against Bliss in two executions. Credit £114. 16s. 9d, debit £113. 18s.
Remainder of Langley's debt paid off, £57. 19s. 10d.; attorney, sheriff & bailiff paid, cows sold at Warwick, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/207/15  26 May 1749

Letters patent and mortgage.
(1) Wilson Aylesbury, esq., sheriff of Warwick.
Rob. Coles of Warwick, carrier.
(2) Thos. Webb of Sherborne, esq.
Reciting that by virtue of writ fieri facias emerging from court of common pleas directing sheriff to levy of goods and chattles of Rob. Coles a debt of £300 which Wm. Wright had recovered against him in court of common pleas plus 90s. awarded for damages, that sheriff has seized goods & chattles, levied debt & damages due to Wm. Wright and arrears of rent due to Charles Cornwall by Rob. Coles for a farm in the Cotten End within borough of Warwick where goods and chattles lay amounting to £247. 7s. 6d. (£67. 10s. part being 1½ year's rent due to Charles Cornwall), now W.A. as in (1) in consideration of above £247. 7s. 6d. paid by (2) for the debt etc. due to Wm. Wright, including above £67. 10s. received for use of Charles Cornwall grants (2) the corn, grain, cattle etc. - 104 sheep and 40 lambs, 50 bags of maslin thrashed and winnowed, 2 cows and calves, 2 pigs, 2 ricks of wheat and rye, 6 horses, 3 waggons, 3 tumbrills and 150 loads of dung all on the farm which Rob. Coles rents of Charles Cornwall in Cotten End, Warwick, and common fields there and now in possession of above sheriff W.A. by virtue of writ fieri facias; Rob. Coles as in (1) confirms above corn, grain, cattle as specified above to (2) and for greater security demises to (2) messuage and farm at Cotten End for two years term and empowers (2) to sow corn, grain and turnips on the farm and harvest crops for own use.
Sigs. & seals of (1).
Endorsed livery of seisin - one grey stallion part of goods and chattles delivered by (1) (sheriff and Rob. Coles) to (2).

[no title]  DD/E/207/16  12 April 1758

Writ of Geo. II addressed to sheriff of Warwickshire to seize John Webb and John Bree to answer Wm. Martin in a plea of trespass at Westminster 26 May 1758. Witness Wm. Lord Mansfield.
Printed format.

John Webb - appointed sheriff of Warwick in 1781. (Original bundle)  DD/E/208/1-24  1781-1782

[no title]  DD/E/208/1  n.d. [1781]

Wooden box in which papers relating to John Webb's appointment as sheriff of Warwick were kept. Box has hand made nails and is inscribed: carriage paid. By Peyton's coach. To be left at the White Lyon, Stratford upon Avon. Mr. John Parry, attorney at law, Warwick. Paid 2s. 6d. John Webb, esq., Sheriff. Patent gaolers and others securitys.

[no title]  DD/E/208/2  n.d. [1781]

Brown paper in which above letters patent were parcelled: Inscribed: Mr. Smart No. 10 Coney Court. By favour of Mr. F. Gracroft, Gray's Inn, London. Inside cover inscribed - Mrs. Nelthorpe. Grimsby.

[no title]  DD/E/208/3  5 Feb. 1781; [5 Feb. 21 Geo. III]

Letters patent.
(1) Geo. III.
(2) John Webb of Sherborne Warks., esquire.
(1) to (2) custody of county of Warwick with appurts. during pleasure, (2) annually rendering due farms and answering re. all matters concerning office of sheriff in court of exchequer.
Great Seal (fragment).

[no title]  DD/E/208/4  5 Feb. 1781; [5 Feb. 21 Geo. III]

Letters patent.
(1) Geo. III.
(2) Archbishops, bishops, dukes, earls, barons, knights, freeholders and others of county of Warwick.
Reciting letters patent to John Webb as above now (1) commands (2) to assist John Webb as sheriff of Warwick in all things appertaining to his office.
Great Seal. (fine example).

[no title]  DD/E/208/5  5 & 12 Feb. 1781

Copy writ of Geo. III discharging Henry Christopher Wise late sheriff of Warwick: custody of county committed to John Webb to whom he is to deliver the county, rolls, writs, memorandums etc. belonging to office of sheriff of Warwick. Memo. writ of discharge delivered to Henry Christopher Wise of which above is true copy.

[no title]  DD/E/208/6  12 Feb. 1781

Indenture, appointment of undersheriff.
(1) John Webb, esq., sheriff of Warwick.
(2) John Parry of Warwick, gent.
(1) grants to (2) office of undersheriff of county of Warwick with all usual profits, fees and other emoluments during term of (1) as high sheriff; (2) covenants to indemnify (1) from all actions etc. relevant to office.
Sigs. & seals of (1) & (2).

[no title]  DD/E/208/7-8  12 Feb. 1781

Oath of allegiance and oath as undersheriff of Warwick sworn by John Parry; certificate of Matthew Wise and Thomas Webb that oaths taken and subscribed.

[no title]  DD/E/208/9-11  5-12 Feb. 1781

Writ of Geo. III addressed to Matthew Wise and Thomas Webb, esquires, Richard Smart, John Smart, John Parry and John Tomes, gents., granting commission and authority to take oath of John Webb, esquire, as sheriff of Warwick, according to form of oaths specified in act of parliament I Wm. & Mary (1689-90); when oath administered they are to deliver to Webb letters patent of appointment, writ to be returned to chancery under seal.
With oath of allegiance, etc. annexed. 5 Feb. 1781
Endorsed: Matthew Wise and Thomas Webb certify that Webb took oaths contained in schedules annexed. 12 Feb. 1781

[no title]  DD/E/208/12  13 Feb. 1781

Indenture, turnover of prisoners.
(1) Henry Christopher Wise, esquire, late sheriff of Warwick.
(2) John Webb, esquire, now sheriff of Warwick.
(1) delivers to (2) county of Warwick with appurts. and charge, custody and keeping of goal with criminals there, also debtors or persons arrested by or set over to (1) and now imprisoned in goal, together with rolls, writs, memorandums etc. belonging to sheriff of Warwick and in pursuance of royal writ delivered to (2) present sheriff. Schedule of names of criminals and debtors with causes of detainers.
(2) covenants to indemnify (1) from all costs by reason of escapes made by persons named in schedule for any of causes specified.
Sig. & seal of (1).
Endorsed acknowledgement by Wm. Roe, Keeper of Common Goal of county of Warwick, on behalf of (2) that prisoners are in his custody as in schedule above.

[no title]  DD/E/208/13  14 Feb. 1781

(1) Wm. Roe, jun., keeper of the goal of Warwick.
Wm. Roe, sen., all of Warwick.
John Mallory, esq. all of Warwick.
John Clifford, joiner. all of Warwick.
Joseph Baly, innholder. all of Warwick.
(2) John Webb, sheriff of Warwick.
£5,000. (1) to keep covenants in indenture of appointment of even date between (2) and Wm. Roe, jun. as in (1).
Sigs. & seals of (1).

[no title]  DD/E/208/14  12 April 1781

Petition of John Levistone under sentence of death and ordered for execution on Wed. next at Warwick Goal, to John Webb, high sheriff: Acknowledges justness of sentence, willing to serve in East Indies or any other place assigned for his life.... "shock at seeing his fellow prisoners pinioned and prepared for execution on Monday was seven-nights, that the sight of which had been so truly and shockingly affecting to his view that it has appeared to him and still continues so to do worse than death itself..." If mercy granted rest of life useful in H.M.'s services to amend for crimes; has a wife and 3 small children and for their sakes submits petition.
Endorsed: John Webb, Esquire. High Sheriff of the County of Warwick at Sherborne.

[no title]  DD/E/208/15  n.d. c.1781

Petition of Charles Bowyer Adderley, esquire, lord of manor of Saltley, par. Aston near Birmingham, Sir Charles Holte, bart., Lady Dowager Holte, Samuel Galton, esquire, Rev. - Hinton D.D., Rev. Benjamin Spencer, L.D., John Holden, esquire, - Hutton, esquire and others, inhabitants of Aston, to Hen. Francis Buller, esquire, justice assigned to deliver goal at Warwick: At general delivery of goal held at Warwick, Tuesday 26 March [1781] John Hammond and Thomas Pitmore were tried for murder of Wilfred Berwick of Birmingham, butcher, and convicted and received sentence of death and were subsequently executed 2 April [1781] on Washwood Heath within manor of Saltley Warks. and on 4 April hung in chains upon a gibbet erected on Washwood Heath, that on Washwood Heath is a warren property of petitioners on which great quantities of rabbits have burrowed for time immemorial, that warren let to petitioner Charles Bowyer Adderley before Hammond and Pitmore were executed and that rabbits on warren in great measure destroyed by great concourse of people assembled at time of execution and warren since rendered of little or no value by number of people congregating there, that Erdington Hall seat of petitioner Sir Charles Holte is situated at foot of Washwood Heath and near to spot on which gibbet erected and fronting towards it, that Aston Hall seat of petitioner Lady Dowager Holte is situated at top of an avenue leading down towards Washwood Heath and which directs eye immediately to spot on which gibbet erected standing immediately in front of Aston Hall in a line running straight through centre of avenue, that Washwood Heath very populous place and dwelling houses of several petitioners are on Washwood Heath and very near spot on which gibbet erected, that petitioners ready to defray expence of removing gibbet together with bodies of Hammond and Pitmore and to place same at any place directed, that petitioners have applied to John Webb, High Sheriff, who is desirous to act as your Lordship directs; prayer that your Lordship will direct John Webb to remove gibbet and bodies to such other place as deemed meet.
Endorsed: John Webb, sheriff.

[no title]  DD/E/208/16  12 April 1781

Letter from Charles Bowyer Adderley to John Webb at Sherborne near Warwick: Complaint against sheriff's officer [related to above petition] - ".... one of your bailiffs has wantonly been the cause not only of great damage to an individual but to several persons when the soldiers [Hammond and Pitmore] were ordered to be executed and hung in chains on Washwood Heath (which I was uninformed of till carried into execution). One of the bailiffs of Birmingham who was sent to fix on the place called at the house of my warrener who lives at one end of the Heath; he attended on the bailiff and shewed him a spot on that part of the Heath which is nearest to Ward End the place where the fact for which the men suffered was committed and where it would neither have been a nuisance to the inhabitants (as it now is) nor done an injury to any persons property but the bailiff insisted that the place of the execution should be on the warren and that they should be hung in chains there tho on the different side the Heath to Ward End. The Warrener requested that it might not and informed him that his warren would be destroyed by the people attending the execution but he totally disregarded what was alledged and fixed the gallows on the warren which has in consequence been destroyed. The warrener who is a poor man with seven children has now no means of supporting his family. As your bailiff was forewarned by the warrener he is not only very much to be blamed but I apprehend cannot be justified and I know by dear bought experience that the sheriff is responsible for the conduct of his officers acting by his orders or authority.... and that the poor man may receive satisfaction for the great injury sustained by him. The damage to the warrener on a moderate computation is £100."

[no title]  DD/E/208/17  14 April 1781

Letter [related to above petition] of Edward Sadler at Castle Bromwich Warks. to John Webb: Clerk waits upon Webb in names of petitioners to request concurrence in petition to Mr. Justice Buller to remove bodies of Hammond and Pitmore to a place where they may be less obnoxious to petitioners and neighbourhood of Washwood Heath.

[no title]  DD/E/208/18  4 July-3 Nov. 1781

Writ of Geo. III to coroners of Warwick to attach John Webb, sheriff of Warwick, to appear at Westminster 6 Nov. 1781 to answer objections against him. 4 July 1781
Endorsed receipt for £78. 10s; of John Webb, amount of debts and costs for which attachment was sued out. 3 Nov. 1781

[no title]  DD/E/208/19  3 Nov. 1781

Copy receipt of John Parry for £1,551. 2s. 6d. of John Ward: Several drafts value £1551. 2s. 6d. which when paid will be for money levied etc. under writ of execution issued in cause Amphlett versus Hadley.

[no title]  DD/E/208/20  1 Feb. 1782

(1) Geo. III.
(2) John Webb late sheriff of Warwick.
(3) Rowland Farmer Okeover.
Reciting that (1) has committed to (3) custody of county of Warwick with appurts. during pleasure now (1) commands (2) to deliver same to (3).
Parch. Seal; Westminster

[no title]  DD/E/208/21  18 May 1782

Copy authority under commission of bankruptcy.
(1) Joseph Amphlett, plaintiff.
(2) John Webb lately sheriff of Warwick.
(3) Mr. Hadley, defendant.
(4) Richard Bolton.
Thos. Careless, assignees under commission of bankruptcy.
Reciting writ of fieri facias issued in cause Amplett against Hadley under which warrant was made out by and under seal of (2) as then sheriff of Warwick by which £1,551 2s. 6d. was levied and commission of bankruptcy having issued against (3) and acts of bankruptcy proved to be committed by (3) previous to levying execution, now (1) authorizes (2) to pay (4) above £1,551 2s. 6d. and (1) & (4) acknowledge receipt.

[no title]  DD/E/208/22  25 May 1782

Quit roll of John Webb sheriff of Warwickshire for year ending Michaelmas 1781: John Parry, gent., Webb's attorney accounted for issues of office on Pipe Roll.

[no title]  DD/E/208/23-24  30 May 1782

James Day for £12. 11s. 6d. of John Webb: Constructing and setting up gibbet made of oak timber at Washwood Heath; also H. Witton of Birmingham for £11. 17s. of John Webb for iron work for gibbet at Washerd Heath for John Walton.
Endorsed: paid for the gibbet at Weston Heath.


This material had been broken up and has been painstakingly reunited.

Edge, Webb and related families.  DD/E/209/1-91  1707-1978

[no title]  DD/E/209/1  1707

Exercise book of Ralph Edge: Tables - addition of money, avoirdupois weight, cloth measure, subtraction of money, multiplication table, division, reduction of money, etc. At front: Ralph Edge 1707. John Rotten script. At back: pen trials, copies of original documents in imitation of earlier scripts.

[no title]  DD/E/209/2  27 Jan. 1757

Receipted bill of Geo. Cheselden Ward for £4. 8s. 2½d. of Ralph Edge, esq.: includes a folio bible £3. 3s., 1 gentleman and 1 lady's diary 1s.
[Found loose in scrap book into which Strelley church wardens' accounts had been fastened - scrapbook transferred to DD/PR/17/112].

[no title]  DD/E/209/3  n.d. compiled early 19th century?

Strelley pedigree. Coloured and illustrated with emblazoned armorial shields.

[no title]  DD/E/209/4  n.d. c. 1802; watermark 1802

Edge pedigree: Thomas Webb Edge noted as now living.
Pencilled endorsement: Pidigree not to be taken to Town.

[no title]  DD/E/209/5  n.d. c. early 19th century

Pedigree with coat of arms of Huntbach family, 1575-1682.

[no title]  DD/E/209/6  n.d. c. 19th century

Arms. Fesse between 2 crescents and a bugle horn. Appears to be a variant of arms of Fawne of Alderwasley. Not identified in Papworths Ordinary of Arms.

[no title]  DD/E/209/7  n.d. c. 1800

Accession dates of English monarchs from Hen. VI (1422) to James II (1685), with comments on reigns showing opinion of compiler.

[no title]  DD/E/209/8  n.d. c.1800

List of esquires, doctors of divinity, doctors in physic, clerks, baronets, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/209/9  21 May-24 May, 1803

London Gazette. No. 15586, pp. 601-614. Copy of Thos. Webb Edge according to signature on p. 601.

[no title]  DD/E/209/10-11  9 May 1803

Licence (Geo. III) that Thomas Webb Edge, esq., and his issue may continue to use the surname of Edge in addition to that of Webb and bear the arms of Webb and Edge quarterly; warrant to earl marshal that commission and declaration be recorded in College of Arms; with certificate of Geo. Harrison, Clarenceux and Register, and Francis Townsend, Windsor Herald, that the licence was recorded in the College of Arms, London, in Register I 36 pursuant to warrant from duke of Norfolk, earl marshal & hereditary marshal of England and examined on 15 June 1803. Seal; stamped 12s. 6d.
Also cover.

[no title]  DD/E/209/12  13 May 1803

Letters patent, exemplification of arms.
(1) Sir Isaac Heard, Knight Garter, Principal King of Arms.
Geo. Harrison, Esquire, Clarenceux King of Arms.
Ralph Bigland, Esquire, Norroy King of Arms.
(2) Thomas Webb Edge of Strelley.
(1) in pursuance of warrant dated 12 May 1803 grant and exemplify to (2) arms following for Webb viz. Quarterly Azure and Gules a Cross Erminois between four Falcons Argent belled Or and for the crest of Webb on a wreath of the Colours a Phoenix in flames, the body Azure Wings elevated Argent gorged with a Collar therefrom pendent a Cross Or as the same are in the Margin hereof more plainly depicted to be borne and used for ever hereafter, etc.
Parch. Illuminated.
Sigs. & seals (in tins) of (1).
Endorsed: Recorded in the College of Arms London and examined therewith this thirteenth day of May 1803 George Harrison Clarenceux and Register.

[no title]  DD/E/209/13-14  22 Feb. 1804

Edge arms, two crests and motto Semper Fidelis, with note that the arms and two crests should be used by the eldst sons of Thos. Webb Edge for seals, etc; F. Townsends compliments and Mr. Murrell's respectful thanks. In cover addressed to T.W.E. at Strelley from London Library which also has a memo. Mr. Murrell and Mr. Townsend, Register Office. [Townsend was Windsor Herald.]

[no title]  DD/E/209/15-16  n.d. c.1804

Edge arms, crests and motto as above: notes on back; in cover inscribed - With Mr. F. Townsend's respectful compliments.

[no title]  DD/E/209/17-18  n.d. c.1804

Edge crests (2).

[no title]  DD/E/209/19-20  n.d. Watermarks 1804, 1805

Bree genealogical tree. John Bree married Mary daughter of Thomas Webb of Sherborne Warks.: he died 11 Nov. 1798 and she 1 Dec. 1800. Also extracts from wills of John Bree of Bewsall Warks. proved 8 April 1799, and Thomas Webb of Sherborne Warks. proved 1 Oct. 1789, in Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London.
Note: that Bree's will would cost 3½ guineas for a copy and 2 guineas for a copy of Webb's will.
Kept in handsome wooden container.

[no title]  DD/E/209/21-22  n.d. c.1810; 1814

Pedigree of the family of Edge. Illuminated arms, crest and motto, arms of related families etc. Covers period 1338-1810 culminating in marriage of Thos. Webb (Edge) and Elizabeth daughter of Francis Hurt of Alderwasley Derbs. on 24 May 1785; she died 7 May 1803 and it is noted that he was living 1810. Also Webb & Edge pedigrees covering period c.1684-1814

[no title]  DD/E/209/23  n.d. c.1805

Covering: inscribed - To put these into my pedigree box.

[no title]  DD/E/209/24  n.d. c.1805

Extract from Marston parish register - Ralph the son of Richard Conway and Mary his wife was baptised 21 August 1666.

[no title]  DD/E/209/25  n.d. c.1805

Memo. of Hurts pedigree: The Hon. Mr. Hurt is a Plantagenet - from King Henry the Second. Which give my children a feather in their cap. They are very idle at the Perogative Office where the wills are proved and any person may have a copy of what will he pleases of any part of any will.

[no title]  DD/E/209/26  n.d. c.1805

Note: that Ralph Edge, esq., died 4th Sept. 1684 aged 63 and was interred in Strelley Church according to direction in his will; he was a descendant from a younger branch of a family that was many years seated at Horton Staff and married a Charlton but had no issue. From Mr. Townsend /Richmond Herald/.

[no title]  DD/E/209/27  11 July 1805

Letter from Francis Townsend, Windsor Herald, Herald College, London, to T.W.E.: executed both of his commissions personally and paid the genealogist £3. 11s. 8d. for entering Edge pedigree and arms in his book which added to £10. 12s. 6d. makes £14. 4s. 2d; called on the coach maker and settled with him not to paint the helmet on the top of the mantle, wherever there is a helmet there ought to be a crest upon it, and as you had determined not to have the crest there I resolved not to have the helmet.
Endorsed memos.

[no title]  DD/E/209/28  7 March 1807

Appointment by Geo. III of J. Kennedy, gent., as Barrack Master to the Barracks in Great Britain.

[no title]  DD/E/209/29  n.d. c.1810

Cover (only) addressed to Thos. Webb Edge, esq., at Strelley Hall: memo. on front - If Mr. Edge is from home this letter and parcel to remain till his return.

[no title]  DD/E/209/30  31 July 1811

Letter from Francis Townsend, Windsor Herald to T.W.E.: sends 2 sketches for Mr. Moore; finds that Queen Ann on 1 March 1708/9 gave licence to Richard Conway of Strelley, esq., that he & heirs male might take surname of Edge in compliance with will of Ralph Edge; now wants to see will, asks whether he has a copy of it as not registered in Doctor's Commons.
Endorsed: memos. about the Conways of Marston 1815.

[no title]  DD/E/209/31  n.d. extracted c.1811?

Conway and Edge christening, marriage and burial entries extracted from Marston Montgomery parish registers?; covers period 1616-1697.

[no title]  DD/E/209/32-34  n.d. postmark 9 July 1814

Cover addressed to Thomas Webbe Edge, Esq., Thomas's Hotel, Berkeley Square, [London]: reproduction of Edge arms, crests and motto Semper Fidelis, inside cover.

[no title]  DD/E/209/35  12 Aug. 1819

Appointment of Colonel Alexander Wallace (Eighty Eighth Regiment of Foot), as a major general in the Army. Signed by Sidmouth (Hen. Addington, 1st. Viscount Sidmouth, Sec. State for Home Dept. 1812-1822) by command of H.R.H. Prince Regent on behalf of H.M. Geo. III.
Parch. Seal & stamp.

[no title]  DD/E/209/36  11 Oct. 1848

Licence (Victoria) that James Thomas Hurt, esq., and his issue may take the surname of Edge only and bear the arms of Edge quarterly with his and their own family arms; warrant as above, with certificate of Robert Lauris, Windsor Herald and Registrar, that the licence was recorded in the College of Arms pursuant to warrant 2 Nov. 1848.
Seal; stamped £50.

[no title]  DD/E/209/37  17 Oct. 1848

London Gazette. No. 20906, pp. 3731-8. Entry has been marked re. royal grant to James Thomas Hurt of Strelley Hall, eldest son of James Hurt of Worksworth Derbs. by Mary Margaret, his wife, daughter of Thos. Webb Edge and sister and coheir of Thos. Webb Edge both late of Strelley Hall, that James Thomas Hurt and issue may in compliance with a proviso in will of maternal uncle Thos. Webb Edge use surname of Edge only and quarter arms of Edge, etc.
Also account of average amount of bank notes in circulation during week ending 7 Oct. 1848 - useful list of private banks & joint stock banks.

[no title]  DD/E/209/38  30 Oct. 1848

Exemplification of arms.
(1) Sir Charles George Young, Knight Garter, Principal King of Arms. Edward Howard Howard Gibbon, Esquire, Norroy King of Arms.
(2) James Thomas Hurt of Strelley Hall, Esquire.
Reciting that Queen Victoria by warrant under her royal signet and sign manual dated 11 Oct. 1848 signified to Henry Charles, duke of Norfolk, earl marshal & hereditary marshal of England that she had granted to James Thomas Hurt of Strelley Hall, eldest son of James Hurt of Wirksworth Derbs. by Mary Margaret his wife, daughter of Thomas Webb Edge and sister and coheir of Thomas Webb Edge, royal licence and authority that he & issue may in compliance with injunction in will of late maternal uncle Thomas Webb Edge henceforth use surname Edge only and quarter arms of Edge with own family arms, also that earl marshal by warrant dated 16 Oct. 1848 authorize (1) to exemplify such arms, now (1) exemplifies to (2) now James Thomas Edge following arms - Quarterly, first and fourth Edge, viz. per fesse sable and gules an eagle displayed argent on a chief or a rose between two annulets of the second, second and third Hurt; crest of Edge viz. on a wreath of the colours, a reindeer's head couped proper collared and chained or, (rest of Hurst as displayed in margin.) To be used for ever by (2) and issue pursuant to tenor of royal warrant and according to laws of arms. Illustrated arms, crest & motto.
Parch. Sigs. & seals of (1), seals in brass tins.
Endorsed: Recorded in the College of Arms, London. 7 Nov. 1848. Robert Laurie, Windsor Herald and Registrar.
[Kept in handsome box inscribed with V.R. in gilt lettering and crown.]

[no title]  DD/E/209/39  20 Oct. 1848

London Gazette. Notice of above grant.

[no title]  DD/E/209/40-41  1848-1852

Pedigree of Hurt and Webb Edge.
Pedigree of Hurt of Alderwasley and Wirksworth in the county of Derby. Illuminated arms, crest and motto Mane proedam vesperi spolium. Covers period c.1494-1852. Statement under signatures of E.N. Hurt and John Wolley (antiquary), jun., that original draft of this pedigree was drawn up by Mr. Thomas Norris Ince of Wakefield, 22 Jan. 1843, and corrected by members of the Family to 15 June 1852. n.d. post 1852
Pedigree of Hurt deduced to James Thomas Edge of Strelley Hall showing lineal descent from Sir John Port, knt. founder of 2 fellowships in Brasenose College, Oxford, also showing consanguinity to Rev. James Beresford sometime rector of Matlock Derbs., founder of 2 fellowships and 2 scholarships in St. John's College, Oxford. Extracted from the records of the College of Arms, London, by George Harrison Rogers Harrison, F.S.A., Bluemantle 1848.
Illuminated arms, crests and mottoes. Covers period c.1473-1848. Attested certification by Geo. Harrison, Bluemantle Herald, that pedigrees extracted from records of College of Arms and that armorial ensigns emblazoned rightfully belong to families and were examined 23 Dec. 1848. 1848
[Kept in handsome box inscribed in gilt lettering - Pedigree of Hurt and Webb Edge.]

[no title]  DD/E/209/42  n.d. c.1850

Arms - Edge impaling Saunders and Huntbach quarterly. Coloured and gilt. Mounted and glassed in wooden frame.

[no title]  DD/E/209/43  n.d. c.1850

Edge arms, crests & motto. Edge & Webb quarterly, Saunders, Huntbach, impaled with Hurt, Lowe, Fawne and Hurt. Key. Coloured and gilt. Mounted and glassed in gilt frame for hanging on wall.

[no title]  DD/E/209/44  n.d. c.1850

Edge arms, crests and motto Semper Fidelis - coloured and gilt. Mounted - written on back - The armorial ensigns of James Thomas Edge, esq. of Strelley Hall. George Harrison Bluemantle, Heralds College, Doctors Commons. Probably connected with assumption of name and arms of Edge in compliance with will of maternal uncle Thomas Webb Edge.

[no title]  DD/E/209/45  n.d. c.1850

Crests. Edge & Hurt. Coloured on card with stamp of H. & A. Holmes, Derby. See Burkes Landed Gentry for description of the crests.

[no title]  DD/E/209/46  n.d. c.1850

Drawing of the crests of Edge and Hurt by Albert W. Woods, Lancaster Herald.

[no title]  DD/E/209/47-49  1851

Webb coat of arms, with related interpretation.

[no title]  DD/E/209/50  1811, 1852

Memo: 28 June 1811, Mr. Thomas Webb Edge's grandfather was only thirteen years old when he came with his father - whose name was Conway from Marston Montgomery to live at Strelley. His father Conway was first that took the name of Edge. Where buried - at Strelley, Marston Montgomery or where and what was his Christian name?
Note that Mrs. James Hurt says that above is in her father's writing.
1 Aug. 1852.

[no title]  DD/E/209/51  1852

Note by J.T. Edge re. copy of an inscription and of some original lines sent to Rev. W.T. Hobson by Rev. Wm. Goodday, May 21 1852, found in his sister's handwriting and given to her by a sister of Rev Barlow-Evetts, formerly rector of Strelley. The inscription and verse are not included. On back: memo. Pamphlet containing Turpin's Life and Trial to F.J. Moore, esq., Ruddington 22 Aug. 1852.

[no title]  DD/E/209/52  8 Sept. 1852

Letter from Wm. John Edge at 1 Berkeley Street, Cheltenham, to unnamed addressee: letter followed him here where now residing until fortunate to get some preferment, having been obliged to give up living at Waldingfield (Sf.) in 1848 because of continued ague, will have great pleasure in giving him information or cooperating with him in endeavours to ascertain his family history, and sends sketch of own; seeks to establish connection between Peter Edge son of Maude Bowyer and Wm. Edge of Blackburn, father of the Peter from whom he has a clear pedigree. He has list of wills registered at Chester and Chesterfield in the 17th century and various other papers; suggests they meet to go through them.

[no title]  DD/E/209/53  c.1560-1665

Strelley brass - incised slab in Strelley Church. Plate from 19th century publication, plate 33, vol IV. R.E. Club 1852.
[Found loose in scrapbook into which Strelley church warden's accounts had been fastened - scrapbook transferred to PR 17,112.]

[no title]  DD/E/209/54  Compiled c.1852

Strelley pedigree.
[Found loose in scrapbook as above now transferred to PR sequence - 17,112.]

[no title]  DD/E/209/55  Dec. 1876

Letter (incomplete) from Mary Holden at Lackford Manor, Bury St. Edmunds, to Thomas L.K. Edge: re. two minature bracelets - one of his great grandfather Edge (né Webb), hair at back of clasp that of his two great uncles, Thomas and John Webb Edge, plait hair of great aunt Mrs. Webb Edge; other minature that of his great grandmother Edge (née Hurt) and the plait is hair of great aunt Mrs. Thomas Moore (née Edge). The minatures are by one of the very first artists.

[no title]  DD/E/209/56  1831, 6 Jan. 1877; (Typescript copy 20th century.)

Copy letter from Mary Holden at Lackford Manor, Bury St. Edmunds (Sf.) to cousin James Thos. Edge of Strelley Hall. In looking over papers has found account written by father of Reform Riots in Nottingham in 1831 when he was sheriff and sends it on. Also account of Reform Riots in Nottingham as mentioned in letter.
Typescript copy.

[no title]  DD/E/209/57-58  27 Jan. 1896

G.W. Kekewich at Education Department, Whitehall, to Thomas Lewis Kekewich Edge at Strelley: Chiefly family news - congratulations on new daughter. Delighted to visit him "but except in the autumn I can rarely get out of town or rather away from home (for I live nearly 20 miles from London) and in the autumn I am always away salmon fishing. I have given up shooting altogether it is not a patch upon the other sport. We are very busy here now with educational projects for the new session."
Also cover.

[no title]  DD/E/209/59-60  10 May 1898

G.W. Kekewich at Education Department, Whitehall, to Thomas Lewis Kekewich Edge at 4 Porchester Place, Oxford Square, W. [London]: Delighted to see him again - tomorrow at 12 (not before) shall be here & without interviews, also at 3-4 in the afternoon.
Also cover stamped and postmarked.

[no title]  DD/E/209/61  n.d. c. late 19th century

Memo. probably of monumental inscription to Ralph Edge, esq., attorney at law, town clerk, alderman, thrice mayor of Nottingham, J.P.; descended from younger branch of family seated at Horton Staff and married Amye daughter of Nicholas Charlton of Chilwell, died without issue aged 63, 4 Sept. 1684; memos. re. wives of Ralph Edge.

[no title]  DD/E/209/62  n.d. c. late 19th century

Monumental inscription to Margaret Saunders, daughter of John Hurtbach, gent., of Shocl Staff, married to Wm. Saunders of Shareshill Staff and by him had two daughters Mary & Jane; Mary married to Thomas Evetts of Warwickshire, gent., Jane to Ralph Edge in Nottinghamshire; died 27 November 1725 aged 66. Inscription copied from MS.

[no title]  DD/E/209/63  n.d. c. late 19th century

Draft letter from J.T.E. to unknown addressee: re. Edge genealogy, connection between Edges of Blackburn and Horton, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/209/64  n.d. c.1900

Photographic album of Bisley Rifle Meeting and Camp. The shooting headquarters of the British Army. Illustrating the camp and various competitions in progress.

[no title]  DD/E/209/65-66  8 July 1901

[Lord] Alverstone of Hornton Lodge, Kensington, to T.K. Edge at Strelley: Addressed as High Sheriff. Re. services attended by judges - "The Judges consider it very desirable that the services which they attend should be held on Sundays and they make their arrangements accordingly in order that as far as possible they may attend the churches of the Assize towns on the first Sunday after the commission is opened. I feel therefore that we ought to attend on the morning of Sunday the 17th and not be asked to attend on Saturday or Monday. I am sure you will readily understand my reasons. As to whether your chaplain or the chaplain of the regiment preaches seems to me a matter which can very easily be arranged..... unless I hear from you I shall assume the Judges will attend as usual at the morning service on Sunday the 17th."

[no title]  DD/E/209/67  24 Oct. 1903

John Edge at Waverley Court, Camberley Surr. to Mr. Edge: Sends him chapter II of manuscript - Edge family genealogy and history, pedigree, heraldry etc.

[no title]  DD/E/209/68  1904

Coats of arms and motto of Sheriff of Nottinghamshire.

[no title]  DD/E/209/69  n.d. c.1904

List of Edge sheriffs of Nottingham: Richard 1709, Ralph 1760, T.W. Edge 1804, T.W. Edge 1838, J.T.E. 1870 and T.L.K.E. 1904.

[no title]  DD/E/209/70  17 Oct. 1908

John Edge at the Banks Robertsbridge, Sussex, to Mr. Edge: Edge genealogical and family history; researchers in Wm. Salt Library, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/209/71  21 Oct. 1908

John Edge at Junior Carlton Club, Pall Mall, S.W. to Mr. Edge: Book [manuscript or printed on Edge family] on Midland Railway Passenger train to Kimberley station this afternoon. Page references to Edge family.

[no title]  DD/E/209/72  11 Nov. 1910

Francis M. Dodsley at Skegby Hall, Mansfield, to Mrs. Edge: Query re. Dodsley relationship to Edge family - Margaret Dodsley referred to "my nephew Ralph Edge" in her will. Pencilled memos. re. Edge family. Regrets that Grange at North Muskham still empty.

[no title]  DD/E/209/73-74  2 June 1914

Appointment of Thomas Lewis Kekewich Edge as one of deputy lieutenants in county of Nottingham by Wm. John Arthur Charles James Duke of Portland.
Wrapped in brown paper cover addressed to T.L.K. Edge at Strelley Hall from Mr. Jesse Hind, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, and marked Deputy Lieutenant of Notts.
Parch. Sig. of Portland.

[no title]  DD/E/209/75  Sept. 1931

The National Rifle Association and Shooting News Journal. Includes obituary of Major Thomas Lewis Kekewich Edge.

[no title]  DD/E/209/76  Dec. 1931

List of silver sent to Lloyd's Bank. Small notebook.

[no title]  DD/E/209/77-79  10-14 Aug. 1932

Various correspondents to Ralph - [Ralph Thomas Kekewich Edge?]: Chiefly agreeing that good idea to get all family records together despite misunderstanding - "I didn't know there was any family record or is it for Whos's Who or some thing of that kind?" Answers to various questions chiefly re. date of marriage - probably connected with compilation of pedigree.

[no title]  DD/E/209/80  28 July 1938

Philip Styles, editor for Warwickshire Victoria County History, at 89 Hagley Road, Birmingham 16, to unknown correspondent addressed 'Dear Madam' [probably Miss Edge]: Re. Webb-Edge family and manor of Sherborne Warks.. Query why Thomas Webb took name of Edge and date of death. "He and his cousin Elias Webb held Sherbourne jointly but after T.W.E's death in 1815 it must have reverted entirely to Elias who held it in 1831 but apparently parted with it sometime in the 1840s. The Webb's whose original home was Morrell were settled in Sherbourne at least as early as 1587, the date when the parish registers there begin."

[no title]  DD/E/209/81  28 Aug. 1939

Receipt of Miss E.M. Edge for a sealed packet of Nottingham branch of Lloyd's Bank Ltd.

[no title]  DD/E/209/82  June 1944

List of cutlery sent to R.T. Edge: Plated and sterling silver.

[no title]  DD/E/209/83  30 Oct. 1945

Letter from Robin - at Sibdon Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire, to Miss Edge at Strelley: chiefly observations on silver, valuation of pieces, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/209/84-85  n.d. c.1950

Postcard showing interior of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, and bust of Shakespeare, sent by 'Hilda' to Miss Edge, Strelley Hall, Nottingham: "This postcard shows your relations /Rev. John Davenport, vicar of Stratford on Avon/ monument. I think his 2nd. wife must have been an Edge. I enjoyed Henry IV and thought Michael Redgrave excellent, Di preferred Richard Burton. Very warm and lovely here. Hope to be with you for tea Tuesday." Also note in hand of Miss Edge on notepaper headed - Strelley, Nottingham, commenting on postcard: Tablet to Rev. John Davenport on left of door. Margaret daughter of Thomas Webb and sister of Thomas Webb Edge of Strelley married the Rev. John Davenport, vicar of Stratford on Avon.

[no title]  DD/E/209/86-91  1978

Proof photographs of set of six of the Ferneley photographs.

Papers of John Wolley re. Hurt and Edge pedigrees.  DD/E/210/1-127  c.1852-7

[no title]  DD/E/210/1-127  Compiled c.1852-7

Bundle of antiquarian and genealogical papers copied and compiled by John Wolley chiefly relating to Hurt and Edge pedigrees - related families. Extracts and copies of correspondence from Peter Le Neve, Norroy King of Arms, Blore's Derbyshire, Nicholl's Leicestershire, Thoroton's Nottinghamshire, Hasted's Kent, parish registers, Adam Wolley and others. [The papers of Adam Wolley, Derbyshire antiquarian, are in the British Library.] Wrapped in Times of Friday 20 Nov. 1857 and in brown paper cover inscribed - "J. Wolley's papers. Hurt and Edge pedigrees."
Considerable Derbyshire detail etc.

METEOROLOGICAL RECORDS.  DD/E/211/1-47  1863-1976

[no title]  DD/E/211/1-3  1863-1869; 1969-1974

Records of weather and temperature readings. [Kept in small notebooks designed for other uses - bank book, servants' wages book, Lion Brand memo. book, 6d.]

[no title]  DD/E/211/4  1 July 1927-2 Nov. 1929

Weather records noted daily and kept by T.L.K. Edge at Strelley Hall. Temperature, rain, wind, cloud, column for remarks. Entered in pencil.
Notebook (supplied by J. & H. Bell Ltd., Carlton Street, Nottingham. Telephone 198).

[no title]  DD/E/211/5-20  1934-1970

Forms, circulars and instructions from Air Ministry, Meteorological Office, London re. measurement of rainfall, sunshire recorder, muslin and wick for wet bulb thermometer (examples), state of ground codes, monthly return of daily observations. [Kept in envelope addressed to Miss Edge at Strelley Hall and pencilled Meteorological.]

[no title]  DD/E/211/21-47  1934-1976

Forms, circulars and instructions as above from Air Ministry Meteorological Office re. weather recording. Observor's handbook, Meteorological Office (1934); Meteorological Magazine, No. 817, Feb. 1934, vol. 69; register of rainfall 1959-1972; correspondence with Miss Edge re. donation of volumes of British Rainfall to Midland Dairy College and consultation of statistics at Sutton Bonnington School of Agriculture.

PAPERS OF THOMAS MUSGRAVE (1788-1860)  DD/E/212-220  1726-1901

Musgrave was the son of W. Peet Musgrave and his wife Sarah, tailor adn woollen draper of Cambridge and was educated at the Grammar School, Richmond YKSNR under Dr. Tate. See entry in DNB for Cambridge career including appointment in 1821 as Lord Almoner's Professor of Arabic. He entered holy orders and was incumbent of Trinity College Livings - Over (1823), St. Mary's Cambridge (1825-1833) and Bottisham (1837). In 1837 he became dean of Bristol and other preferments followed - bishop of Hereford 1837-1847 and archbishop of York 1847-1860. He died 4 May 1860. He married in 1839 Catherine daughter of Richard Cavendish, Second Lord Waterpark; his widow died 16 May 1863. Francis Ethelreda, eldest daughter of the Rev. Canon Vernon Musgrave of Hascombe, Surrey, married in 1886 Thomas Lewis Kekewich Edge of Strelley and this marriage probably accounts for the presence of the Musgrave papers in the Edge collection.

Papers re. appointment as Professor of Arabic, institution to benefices and on election to see of Hereford and archiepiscopal see of York, with related papers. See other parts of this section for related material.  DD/E/212/1-28  1816-1850

Substantially an original bundle which has been disordered.

[no title]  DD/E/212/1  26 May 1816

Admission of Thos. Musgrave, M.A. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, to order of deacon by Wm. [Lort Mansel] bishop of Bristol, in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge.
Parch. Sig. & Seal of W.L.M. bishop of Bristol.

[no title]  DD/E/212/2  21 Dec. 1817

Letters testimonial of Richard [Beadon] bishop of Bath and Wells that he has admitted Thos. Musgrave, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, to order of priesthood, at request of bishop of Bristol.
Parch. Sig. & episcopal seal of bishop of Bath & Wells.

[no title]  DD/E/212/3  13 March 1821

Letters of Edward [Venables Vernon] archbishop of York, high almoner to H.M. Geo. IV, by virtue of office of high almoner appointing Rev. Thomas Musgrave, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge, to be professor and lecturer of Arabic language in University of Cambridge in room of Rev. Geo. Cecil Renouard, Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, last Arabic professor in Cambridge. He is to have salary paid out of high almoner's office customarily paid to professor and lecturer of Arabic, with other emoluments, privileges etc. (See DD/E/214/3-6 for related material.)
Parch. Sig. of archbishop of York, seal of office of high almoner in tin (fine example, red wax), attached with blue ribbon.

[no title]  DD/E/212/4  20 Aug. 1823

Letter of institution and admission by Bowyer Edward Sparke, bishop of Ely, of Thos. Musgrave, clerk, MA. to vicarage of Over Cambs. vacant by death of last incumbent Thos. Spencer, on presentation of patrons Master, Fellows & Scholars of the College of the Holy & Undivided Trinity, Cambridge.
Parch. Seal of bishop of Ely.

[no title]  DD/E/212/5  9 July 1825

Licence granted to Thos. Musgrave, clerk, M.A., by Bowyer Edward [Sparke], bishop of Ely, to serve perpetual curacy of St. Mary the Great, Cambridge; on nomination by Master Fellows & Scholars of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Parch. Sig. & episcopal seal of bishop of Ely.

[no title]  DD/E/212/6  23 Feb. 1835

Institution of Thomas Musgrave, clk., M.A., as vicar of Orwell Cambs., in diocese of Ely, vacant by lapse. Patron Ed. IV for this turn by royal prerogative. Commissary Wm. French, clk., D.D., Master of Jesus College, Cambridge. Signature of W. French. Seal of bishop of Ely [Bower Edward Sparke].

[no title]  DD/E/212/7  2 Oct. 1837

Oath of homage of Thos. Musgrave, D.D., elected, consecrated and confirmed as bishop of Hereford.
Parch. Stamp.
Endorsed: Sworn at Windsor Castle.
Monday Oct. 2nd. 1837. Present Lord
Viscount Melbourne, Lord Viscount Palmerston etc. T[homas] Hereford.

[no title]  DD/E/212/8  27 Nov. 1847

Address of dean & chapter of Hereford assembled in general chapter congratulating Thos. Musgrave, bishop of Hereford, archbishop of York designate, on nomination to see of York. Refers to work in diocese especially to Diocesan Church Building Society originated by Musgrave and revival of ancient office of rural dean.
Parch. Capitular seal of Hereford.

[no title]  DD/E/212/9  21 Dec. 1847

Address by the mayor, aldermen and citizens of Hereford congratulating Thos. Musgrave on promotion to archiepiscopal see of York.
Parch. Sig. of mayor James Jay and corporate common seal of borough of Hereford.

[no title]  DD/E/212/10  23 Dec. 1847

Oath of homage to Queen Victoria taken by Thos. Musgrave on translation to see of York.
Endorsed: Read at Windsor Castle this 23rd Dec. 1847. Present, Sir George Grey, Bart. Secretary of State. Lord Waterpark, Lord in Waiting, etc. In hand of Musgrave and initialled T[homas] E[bor.]

[no title]  DD/E/212/11  5 Jan. 1848

Letters patent of Queen Victoria to knights, freeholders and all other tenants of archbishopric of York. Archiepiscopal see of York being lately vacant by death of Dr. Edward (Venables Vernon] Harcourt, dean & chapter of York have obtained leave to elect Dr. Thomas Musgrave, bishop of Hereford, as archbishop. Royal assent has been granted and his homage received for archbishopric of York and temporalities now restored by these letters. Command to be obedient and helpful to the archbishop elect in everything relating to the archbishopric of York.
Parch. Writ of privy seal - Langdale Murray.
Privy seal in tin, attached by wire.

[no title]  DD/E/212/12-13  11 Feb. 1848

Proclamation under signature of Lord Bathurst that at Court at Buckingham Palace, present the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council, Thos. [Musgrave] archbishop of York was sworn member of the Privy Council.
Also copy of oath.
Endorsed: Fee on being sworn a Privy
Councillor. £27. 11s. 6d. T[homas] E[bor].

[no title]  DD/E/212/14-26  5 Jan. 1848

Writs of privy seal for restitution of temporalities to Thos. Musgrave, archbishop of York. Addressed to various officials - chancellor, County Palatine of Durham; mayor (escheator) of town of Hull; escheator, county of Lincoln; Cumberland; Middlesex; Surrey; mayor (escheator) of Nottingham; escheator of county of York; Westmoreland; Northumberland; Nottingham (County); mayor (escheator) of city of York; escheator of county of Gloucester.
Parch. Printed format. Seals.
Sig. of Langdale Murray.

[no title]  DD/E/212/27  12 Dec. 1848

(1) Charles James Blomfield, bishop of London. Rob. Peel [Prime Minister 1841-1846.] John Bird Sumner, archbishop of Canterbury. Edward Copleston, bishop of Llandaff, and others.
(2) Thos. Musgrave, archbishop of York.
(1) At petition of Thos. Sutton appoint (2) as a governor in place made void by death of Viscount Melbourne.
Parch. Common seal and particular seals of (1). Governors of the Hospital of King James founded in Charterhouse (Mx.).

[no title]  DD/E/212/28  27 Sept. 1850

Address by mayor, aldermen and burgesses of borough of Richmond YKSNR to Thos. Musgrave, archbishop of York. Bearing in mind his connection with the Free Grammar School as a pupil of late Master, Mr. Canon Tate, offer cordial congratulations on high honours conferred on him by Sovereign. "We are the more encouraged to do this because your Grace has not deemed it derogatory to your exalted station to come amongst us upon the present occasion and we feel assured that it will be pleasing to your Grace to revisit the scenes of your youthful days and join in paying honour and respect to the memory of that distinguished man under whose auspices this school attained such high celebrity in our universities and throughout the kingdom. That the new school now happily by the liberality of the pupils and friends of the late Master erected to commemorate his many virtues and extraordinary talents may under the blessing of divine providence be equally useful and distinguished is our most fervent prayer ...."
Parch. Sig. of Rob. Robson, mayor, and Common Seal of Borough of Richmond.

Miscellaneous papers re. precedents granted by archbishops of York for felling timber etc. Musgrave's grand tour at time of Napoleon's defeat. Resignation of Robert Wilberforce, archdeacon of East Riding on doctrinal grounds; Wilberforce was subsequently received into the Catholic Church on 1 November 1854. He was a son of Wm. Wilberforce, campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade; see D.N.B. for an account of Wilberforce. See other parts of this section for related material.  DD/E/213/1-22  1726-1865

Substantially an original bundle which had been disordered.

[no title]  DD/E/213/1-2  1726-1770

Copies of warrants granted by archbishop of York for felling timber in Cawood and other archiepiscopal estates. Includes oak trees & saplings to value of £300 towards expense of repairs to manor house at Bishopthorpe (1726); 15 oak saplings out of Cawood Woods for piles for repairing Staith at Ferry in Isle of Axholme (Lincs), (1726); decayed wood & timber ordered to be felled within manor of Southwell - 600 such trees and stumps in Combes Wood in Farnsfield, 191 such trees in Norwood Park (1729); 10 oak trees to amount of 100 ft. of timber to repair bridges at Cawood (1730); 21 oak trees to repair farmhouse burnt down in Marton YKSWR, (1731); oak trees to value of £28 to compensate Sir Wm. St. Quintin for money laid out in timber for rebuilding Parsonage House at Nafferton (YE) (1732); oak trees to 1,039 ft. of timber to rebuild Nafferton Tythe Barn & stable (1732); 58 large oak trees amounting to 575 ft. of timber for rebuilding Vicarage House of Bishopthorpe YKSWR (1737); 25 oaks amounting to 181 square ft. of timber out of Pile Hagg or any of the archbishop's 5 Haggs or outwoods in Lordship of Cawood and Wistow YKSWR towards at building a new throne in York Minster (1738); references to fixing a clock and cistern at Bishopthorpe (1743-1744); oak trees to value of £22 to compensate Martin Sandys, esq., for what he has laid out in timber for rebuilding chancel of parish church of Haxey (Lincs) (1746); making the room over the gate way at Cawood Castle into a Sessions and Court Rooms, etc. (1750); 10 oak trees for repairing wharf against river within lordship of Cawood (1756); order to sell 403 ash trees and 8 elm trees in Norwood Park within manor of Southwell to best advantage, money arising from sale to be used towards new building, alterations & repairs at Bishopthorpe Palace (1764); order to sell 417 oak trees in Coomb's Wood [Farnsfield] for work on Bishopthorpe Palace as above (1764); trees to value of £150. 10s. to be delivered to John Sutton, lessee of Norwood Park within manor of Southwell, re. building of new Mansion House at Norwood, Sutton paying £100 towards repairs and alterations at Bishopthorpe Palace (1765); 1276 oak trees, 29 ash trees and 95 other trees in Sutton cum Lound, also 271 oak trees and 142 ash trees in Askham, also 133 oak trees and 4 other trees in Scaftworth, to be disposed of to best advantage and value used towards repairs and alterations to Bishopthorpe Palace (1767); 1721 ash trees, 39 oak trees, in Cawood towards work on Bishopthorpe Palace as above (1767); 166 oak & ash trees in Hexgrave Park within manor of Southwell and 70 oak trees in Sideing Close to be used partly for defraying cost of necessary public works in town of Southwell & partly towards work on Bishopthorpe Palace (1768), etc. With related paper.
Vol. bound in vellum and inscribed Warrants for felling timber on front cover.

[no title]  DD/E/213/3  n.d. 18th century

Copy form of dedication and consecration of a church or chapel, form of consecration of a church yard, a form of consecrating church utensils.

[no title]  DD/E/213/4  25 June 1756

Copy letter from Matthew [Hutton] archbishop of York at Bishopthorpe to Mr. Ralph Yoward at his house in the city of York [Yoward had earlier been the archbishop's bailiff at Cawood]. Notice that archbishop expects payment of £2,197. 10s. plus ½ year's interest to be punctually paid to him according to joint bond of Mr. Horsefield and Yoward on 16 July 1756; also notice that archbishop expects joint bond dated 6 May 1755 for £1886. 14s. 5d. paid & discharged on 29 Sept. 1756 plus interest. Otherwise proceed to law for recovery of both debts.

[no title]  DD/E/213/5  n.d. c.1794 Watermark: 1794

Verse with drawing and caption in balloon form emerging from mouth of figure - Let us sing to the praise of Charles Fox, 5 staves by the parson of [place crossed out] to the tune of Oer the vine covered hills etc.

[no title]  DD/E/213/6  n.d. c.1807 Watermark: D and R 1807

Latin passage under name Lonsdale. Note - For the scholarship. Subject B.

[no title]  DD/E/213/7  n.d. c.1820-1837

Book list in hand of Thos. Musgrave? Homilies, epistles, biblical theology etc. Gives number or shelf marking, title, value. Written on notepaper edged with mourning black.

[no title]  DD/E/213/8  23 March 1831

Copy letter from members of Senate of University of Cambridge (some of whom were the original promoters of recent petition to House of Commons against certain provisions in the Reform Bill) declaring intention of supporting the sitting members in event of dissolution of Parliament. List of signatories headed by Thos. Musgrave, chairman.
Hand of Musgrave.

[no title]  DD/E/213/9-12  24 July 1810-16 Oct. 1837

Certificate admitting Thomas Musgrave to freedom of Drapers' Company, London, (24 July 1810). Also receipt for £25 of Thomas Musgrave on admission to livery, (16 July 1818). Also receipt for £15 by Bursar of Trinity College, Cambridge, of bishop of Hereford [Musgrave] for composition money (2 Oct. 1837). Also cover in which above items kept with description of contents. (16 Oct. 1837).

[no title]  DD/E/213/13  2 July 1815

Thomas Musgrave at Amsterdam to his father P. Musgrave, Esq., Cambridge, Angleterre: Reflections arising out of Grand Tour at time of Napoleon's defeat.
"The English post had not reached this town since last Monday till about noon yesterday...The account of our proceedings up to Antwerp you are already acquainted with. On Sunday the 18th [June] very great alarm prevailed in that town in consequence of the numberless horrors that were flooding in from Brussells who brought us reports more and more unfavourable, it was even stated positively about eight in the evening that the French had advanced and were distant only seven miles from Antwerp. But even a man unexperienced in military matters must have felt quite secure behind the walls and fortifications of that place. The cathedral at Antwerp is generally considered one of the finest on the continent and we were by accident staying a Sunday in that town we saw it to advantage. Though we could not expect to derive much spiritual comfort we could not fail to derive a little useful instruction from the absurdities we witnessed in the course of the service. The church was crowded to excess and the number of devotees pressing round the priests to make confession of their sins past was incredible, chiefly indeed women and children, but there were not wanting those of our own sex who were weak and stupid enough to follow the example. The confessional consists of three separate compartments, in the centre sits the priest, on each side an offending person. The communications are made through a sort of grated window to which the priest applies his ear and receives the dismal catalogue of sins. Occasionally I believe his eyes are not unemployed where the fair penitent is worth looking at. This church was once adorned with a great many paintings by Rubens who was a native of Antwerp and by placing on that noble edifice the brightest productions of his pencil intended to transmit his name and country with honour to distant generations. But the abominable rapacity of the French pillaged this church of all the most admired pictures, of the statues, of the gold and silver, of the very bells. They even put the church itself up to sale and it was purchased at a high price by the citizens who could not bear to see their temple overthrown and the cemeteries of the dead disturbed and violated. On the Monday morning we found that the town was quite tranquil as the news of Bonapartes defeat had been officially received. We saw an immense number of wounded Highlanders, Prussians, Belgians and Hanoverians, some crawling along by means of crutches others who had lost an arm or leg or suffered dreadfully by sabre cuts in the head and carried on the shoulders of their less unlucky companions. I talked with many of the Scotch and notwithstanding their misfortunes the poor fellows talked like soldiers and heroes of their exploits in the field of battle. We visited the dock yards and impregnable citadel of Antwerp. The whole place not long ago was repaired and strengthened by Carnot. In the afternoon we left Antwerp and on our road passed by about four thousand Prussians who were all wounded men. They were going forwards to be distributed in the different towns and hospitals of that country. Even in Amsterdam all the places are filled with sufferers; there is a building erected by Napoleon Bonaparte for barracks which will hold five thousand men and it is well stored with wounded men. The town we reached on Monday 19th was Breda, a very strong place. From thence we proceeded on through Dort (famous for the synod held there and the elucidation of 'the five points of Calvinism') to Rotterdam. On this day's journey the road was often on high banks which have been raised at an enormous expenditure of labour and money to confine the waters of the canals, to render the surrounding country capable of cultivation. At Rotterdam immense flags were hung out at the garret windows of all the houses as a token of joy for the recent news. We have seen the same practiced in a degree not quite so common at other towns, Leyden and Amsterdam. We shrewdly suspected that the identical flags had often been exhibited in consequence of Napoleon's victories and our suspicions were confirmed infallibly by something we saw yesterday. Rotterdam is a large town; thro' almost every street runs a canal which is planted on each side with a row of trees, elm or lime usually. There is little worthy of particular notice and it is chiefly entitled to our respect as the birth place of Erasmus of whom there is a statue in one of the market places. We next went by the canal thro' Delft to the Hague. This is a pleasant and a cheap mode of travelling but rather tedious as three miles per hour is the usual rate of going. When just out of Rotterdam I counted sixty four windmills. Most of these are mills for sawing wood, some for grinding corn and the rest for draining the country. Indeed thro' the whole country that we have hitherto passed there is abundance of timber and if Holland can be made at all a pretty and habitable country what might not be done in Cambridgeshire in half the time and with a tenth part of the expence? The roads and the canals here are splendid monuments of the art and indstry of man."
Finest corn he had ever seen, principal produce rye, barley, wheat, clover, hops, potatoes, beans and peas, meat at Ghent 5½d. per lb. and before the troops arrived 4d., strawberries and cherries in great abundance and exceedingly cheap. Meat nearly same price at Leyden and much dearer at Amsterdam. Beef never killed till very old and till cows no longer good for milk - "It is taken as a general calculation that in the way of tax upon the butter and cheese she has produced, a cow has yielded to the revenue of the crown forty times as much as she sells for at last. You may therefore imagine that the beef is none of the tenderest or best grained in the world..... It is a fact that if you have seen one or two towns of the Low Countries, particularly of Holland, you have seen all. They resemble each other so very much. The canals however of the Hague as they are never purified by the influx of new water are very far from agreeable, in warm weather especially. The new 'King of the Netherlands' lives at a small country house near the Hague. We saw him at a review; he was much cheered by the soldiers and by people of all ranks, but as mobs are in all countries noisy and intemperate, we could not draw any decisive conclusion from what we saw and heard on this occasion. The new constitution is not yet settled but the deputies are continually at work..... Madame Catalani sang at the Hague and gave us two stanzas of our 'God save the King' in English, only altering 'Great George' into 'Will-i-am'. His Majesty was present and took the compliment. From the Hague we proceeded to Leyden and soon found out my old friend Cathcart (son of Lord Alloway, a Lord of Session in Scotland) who has been studying the Roman Law at Leyden for nine months and having just taken his degree of L.C.D. will join us this evening to accompany us thro' the intended tour. Mr. Gott and family arrived soon after us at Leyden, just in time before the bridges were drawn up and the gates closed. Mr. Dobree of our college was at Leyden for several weeks and left only a fortnight ago. If he is in Cambridge I wish Charles to call on him with my best remembrance and Cathcart's too. We occupied the rooms which he had when at Leyden. The people spoke very kindly of him. Most of the students at Leyden are military men now and dressed in uniform. The same is greatly the case thro' Germany at the present crisis. On Tuesday we reached Amsterdam having passed thro' Haarlem and visited the great organ at that place. It is our intention to leave this town tomorrow for Utretcht and so on thro' Hanover and Brunswick in a straight line to Berlin. I hope you will write to me upon the receipt of this letter directing to me a la poste restante, Berlin. We shall remain there a few days and I shall be anxious to hear from Cambridge again. The palace of this town was fitted up by Louis Bonaparte in a most superb manner. The different apartments and the state rooms and ball rooms are more magnificent than any I ever saw yet. The great ballroom is hung round with silk tapestry, white silk curtains with gold fringe, chandeliers of great beauty with painted ceiling. It is one hundred and twenty feet long, one hundred and ten high and sixty five broad. Upstairs there is a most valuable collection of paintings to the number of near five hundred. Some belonging of old to the House of Orange, others to the city of Amsterdam and the rest purchased by Louis Bonaparte who was popular in the extreme throughout Holland and is still held in very great veneration. He found out and wished to gratify the propensity of the Dutch for commerce and money making but his views suited not those of Napoleon whose great aim was to destroy all foreign trade.... to annihiliate the power of Great Britain most effectually and speedily. I went to see a collection of models chiefly of agricultural machines. There were several churns which I should have liked to bring away. The ploughs were more clumsy that our common plough but some of the drilling machines were good and easy of application. It is computed that this place contains from forty to fifty thousand Jews, one quarter of the town is inhabited by them alone. They have five synagogues which I visited on Friday night the commencement of their Sabbath and they were crowded to excess. This country has long been a favorite residence of that people and their practises are said to have infected in a great degree the habits of the Christian natives. On Saturday by a little management we contrived to get a sight of a splendid painting of immense size and value which the Burgomaster and the Magistrates have ordered not to be exhibited to the public. It is in the Town House and represents Napoleon Bonaparte attended by his Generals, Mamelukes and Imperial Guards at the Gate of the city, with portraits of every individual from the life. The Burgomaster is presenting him with the keys of the city, surrounded by all the magistrates in their court dresses and an immense crowd of spectators huzzaing and flags flying in all directions. This is said to be the most exact likeness of Napoleon ever taken and if it is so he has an uncommonly fine countenance bespeaking a mind capable of forming and realizing the grandest projects........"
Comments on the cleanliness of Holland, situation of Amsterdam, heard same sermon in English church there as preached at Leinster twelve months previously. 'Give us this day our daily bread'. Just been to Mr. Hopes bank with a draft for £100 "which was paid me as the custom is here, half in gold, half in silver; so much specie is a rare sight to an Englishman."

[no title]  DD/E/213/14  3 Nov. 1820

Testimonial by Samuel Lee, Arabic Professor in the University of Cambridge, on behalf of Rev. Thomas Musgrave.

[no title]  DD/E/213/15  7 Nov. 1831

John Vernon at Sudbury Hall, Derby Derbs. to Thomas Musgrave: Agreeable prospect of visit by Musgraves and little Vernon. Thanks him for kind promises about finding a curate - "We must talk the matter over when we meet. I sincerely think it would do to consult the bishop of Chester on the subject, unless I have to request him to take the matter entirely into his own hands but you know better than me how such things ought to be managed." Enquiries re. sleeping arrangements of little Vernon, whether sleeps with nurse or in crib near mother's bed etc.

[no title]  DD/E/213/16  n.d. c.15 Nov. 1847. Watermark: 1839

Draft reply of Thomas Musgrave, bishop of Hereford, archbishop elect of York, to congratulatory address from mayor, aldermen and citizens of Hereford on his promotion to see of York.

[no title]  DD/E/213/17  16 Nov. 1847

Lord Waterpack at Doveridge Derbs. to bishop of Hereford [Musgrave]: Congratulations on new appointment [as archbishop of York] which was not altogether a surprise as it had been privately hinted to him - "I hope you will find your future residence [Bishopthorpe] in better order than your present one was when you took possession of it."

[no title]  DD/E/213/18  13 Dec. 1849

Robert Wilberforce at Burton Agnes, Bridlington (YE), to archbishop of York: Views on baptism - Asked his bookseller to send archbishop copy of work which Wilberforce has just published on controversial subject of baptism. "I do not know how far I shall be fortunate enough to have your Grace's approbation; but from various things which I have heard I have formed the opinion [an opinion which most of the clergy in this Riding would be very glad to have confirmed] that it was not your Grace's intention as some parties were glad to assume to commit yourself to the full rigours of Calvinism. Should I be right in this belief I have hopes that what I have said will not be wholly disapproved by your Grace."
Endorsed: Archdeacon Wilberforce on book.

[no title]  DD/E/213/19  30 Aug. 1854

Robert Wilberforce at Burton Agnes, Hull, to archbishop of York: Tenders resignation on doctrinal differences - "The step which I now take would have been taken somewhat sooner but for the rumours that my work on the Holy Eucharist would be made the subject of legal investigation. I find it difficult to believe that the intention is seriously entertained: for the warmest opponents of that work deny baptismal regeneration, the priestly commission and the validity of absolution. Now these doctrines are so positively affirmed in the formularies of our church, that for one passage in them, which present difficulties on my system, there are a hundred by which that of my opponents is plainly contradicted. I can hardly imagine that they desire a rigour in the interpretation of our formularies which must be fatal to themselves. But I should have felt it due both to my opinions and to those who shared them, to defend myself to the utmost against such an assault. My book however has now been nearly a year and four months before the public and no legal proceedings so far as I know have been commenced. And in the meantime my attention has been drawn to another part of our church's system with which I have become painfully conscious that I can no longer concur. I refer to the Royal Supremacy. I am as ready as ever to allow Her Majesty to be supreme over all persons and in all temporal causes within her dominions and I shall always render her, I trust, a loyal obedience. But that she, or any other Temporal Ruler is supreme 'in all spiritual things or causes' I can no longer admit. If the Act of 1832 were all on which my difficulties were founded I might justify myself as I have heretofore done by the consideration that..... had received no formal sanction from the Church. But my present objection extends to the Act of 1533, by which this power was bestowed upon the King in Chancery, and to the 1st. article in the 36th canon which is founded upon it.... my subscription to the 1st article in the 36th canon as believing it to be contrary to the law of God. It remains of course that I should offer to divest myself of the trusts and preferments of which this subscription was a condition and put myself so far as it is possible into the condition of a mere lay member of the Church. I therefore tender my resignation to your Grace."

[no title]  DD/E/213/20  1 Sept. 1854

Robert Wilberforce at Burton Agnes (Y.E.), to archbishop of York: Will instruct his registrar to prepare a form of resignation which he will execute before a notary public and archbishop's secretary may transmit for him - "The resignation of the archdeaconry I will execute immediately; that of my living as soon as I shall have had time to pack up my effects."
Endorsed: Archdeacon Wilberforce on resignation.

[no title]  DD/E/213/21  21 Feb. 1856

T. Ebor [Thomas Musgrave, archbishop of York] at 41 Belgrave Square, London, to Charles Musgrave at [Halifax]: Social and family affairs etc. - Expected a line from Vernon giving news of how he found you all at Halifax. Refers to notice in 'Times' yesterday of death of Mr. Saunders "I shall be curious to learn what becomes of Eye Hall and whether it will be sold or not. I wrote to Mr. Francis about it privately yesterday and I took the opportunity of thanking him for sending C.B. M[usgrave] a case [legal] and a long case too. Charles had a case from Mr. Nelson (solicitor) of Leeds which he unguardedly, as I think, sent back, because he did not then mean to appear in Court, I believe, for the present. Now however if such a case were sent he would undertake it and do it as well as possible. I think if you are at Leeds any time, you might just speak of this to Mr. Nelson, else no more business may come from that quarter which would be a pity and a loss. But Charles can tell you better than I can what his fancy was in sending it back. I called on Lord Fitzwilliam this morning on business; he is better, but very thin and looks miserably ill. What a good man he is, only see what he has done for Malton in regard of spiritual superintendance there. He is doing much the same at Peterboro'.
I was at the Levee yesterday - very full. Our joint love to Ellen and Vernon. We like his wife very much indeed. She and her mother called here yesterday but did not come in. I am sorry for it as we were both at home but knew nothing of their having called till after dinner, when the cards of the day were produced. The Wensleydale Peerage is the talk of the Town. I wish the House of Lords may not have fallen into a mess."

[no title]  DD/E/213/22  n.d. c.1865 Watermark: 1865

Ethel Musgrave to Grandfather: As Vernon cannot write a letter yet Papa wished me to tell you that he likes his saddle and has been for two rides on it. I am making a collection of stamps and Granny gave me a book to put them in.

Chiefly letters from bishops on convocation dispute, infant baptismal regeneration and other church matters. See other parts of this section for related material.  DD/E/214/1-32  1805-1858

Substantially an original bundle which had been disordered.

[no title]  DD/E/214/1  5 Feb. 1805

Report by Arthur Mowbray, receiver general of see of Durham, detailing benefits to copyholders and to see of Durham from sale of quit rents and timber on copyhold lands held under bishop of Durham.
Endorsed: Bishop of Durham. 1805.

[no title]  DD/E/214/2  April 1805

Letter of C. Sodor and Man(n) [Claudius Crigan bishop of Sodor & Man (1784-1813] to archbishop of York: Reply to archbishop's letter exhorting him to be careful in admitting applicant (unnamed) to holy orders in diocese -... "Your Grace need be under no apprehension when I am to inform you that the same person about ten years ago applyd to me on the same occasion and presented a letter from or rather under the signature of the present Lord Bishop of London; but from some ungramatical expressions in the letter I suspected to be a forgery of His Lordship's name and hand as also of his seal. On this apprehension I immediately transmitted the letter and seal to the Bishop of London to be inspected by his Lordship. Soon afterwards his Lordship informed me it was a forgery, with directions to stop and arrest the fellow but before his Lordships answer arrived the villain escaped from the Island. This your Grace will see is a proof of my vigilant attention on adventurers in the pursuit of ordination in this diocese so much and unjustly complained of."
Pencilled endorsement: In answer to a pretty sharp letter from the archbishop. T[homas] M[usgrave] appears to have written this note. The diocese of Sodor and Man became part of the province of York in 1542.

[no title]  DD/E/214/3-4  22 Dec. 1819

Letter from E. Ebor [Edward Venables Vernon, archbishop of York, 1808-1847] to Rev. Thomas Musgrave, Trinity College, Cambridge: Competition re. Readership of Arabic at Cambridge in which archbishop had earlier intended to give preference to Musgrave - "So the case stood when your letter of the 18th reached me enclosing a certificate from Mr. Lee so very short in the material parts of it of that which he had previously given to Mr. Mill that I should not feel authorized to act upon it in your favor, were there any occasion for me to make an immediate appointment, as there is not, Mr. Lee may perhaps in the course of a few months find himself justified in certifying that you are duly qualified to read the lectures ....."
Also cover with endorsement: Answer to my first certificate from Professor Lee.
See DD/E/212/3 for related material.

[no title]  DD/E/214/5  9 Nov. 1820

Letter as above: Great pleasure in issuing necessary order for his appointment to Lord Almoner's Readership in University of Cambridge "persuaded that you will give me full credit for the motives which have occasioned the delay in that appointment; nothing can be more satisfactory to me than Professor Lee's testimonial to your qualifications for the situation". Franked postmark.

[no title]  DD/E/214/6  17 Nov. 1820

Letter as above: Left directions with secretary at Almonry Office to make out Musgrave's appointment to the Arabic Readership in Cambridge precisely after the form used in appointment of Dr. Crever as soon as he can get from Mr. Halfhide (the King's Signet) the Office seal to affix to it.
No particular documents in Almonry respecting the foundation of the Lectureship appointment for life.

[no title]  DD/E/214/7  6 Dec. 1848

Letter from John G. Armagh (Lord John George Beresford, archbishop of Armagh 1822-1862) at Armagh, to archbishop of York: Obliged for prompt reply to letter which is satisfactory to him. "The rule which your Grace has laid down is one which I not only act on myself but which I have prevailed on almost all the Irish prelates to adopt, namely not to receive any graduates of Trinity College Dublin as candidates for Holy Orders unless in addition to their degree in Arts they produce also a testimonium of their having attended the courses of Divinity lectures for two years which they cannot do without residing in Dublin. I feel it due to myself to say that the report which was made to me was that your Grace had declared it to be your intention "not to ordain any man from the University of Dublin at all" ....."

[no title]  DD/E/214/8  12 Dec. 1848

Letter from E. Norwich (Edward Stanley, bishop of Norwich 1837-1849) at the Palace, Norwich, to archbishop of York at the Palace, Bishopthorpe YKSWR: Sends enclosed letter from a Mrs. Smalley, widow of a clergyman "who died here a few years ago leaving her with a young family and in great distress. She now resides in Ipswich her income being I believe defrayed wholly from the Suffolk Widows Charity Fund. You will see her object in requesting me to apply to you and in your hands I leave her case."

[no title]  DD/E/214/9-10  28 Feb. 1849

Letter from C.J. London (Charles James Blomfield, bishop of London 1828-1856) at London House, to archbishop of York at 41 Belgrave Square, London: No objection to exchange of days proposed for dinner, more convenient to have dinner in June at Fulham, for bishops and domestic arrangements than at London House. "I only wish it to be known that I still give an entertainment to my brethren in honour of Her Majesty. I have to sit in the Judicial Committee tomorrow on an appeal from the Court of Arches which will prevent me from attending in Whitehall Place."
Also cover.

[no title]  DD/E/214/11  n.d. c.1850

V.A. Neely at the Palace, Lichfield, to Rev. Vernon Musgrave: Accepts offer of hospitality with great pleasure. At present Mrs. Neely too unwell to make any journey and he is unable to say just when they can move from Lichfield. Has also some church business which may call him to Manchester.

[no title]  DD/E/214/12  10 April 1850

Letter from R.D. Hereford /Renn Dickson Hampden, bishop of Hereford 1848-1868) at the Palace, Hereford, to archbishop of York: Gratified to learn that sermon was acceptable to him - "It was a great thing to accomplish the opening of the Cathedral again. And we are much indebted to the constant pressure of the Committee and in particular to the exertions of your nephew, the canon, for the effect." Death and funeral of dean of Hereford "... a most melancholy event..... His was not a case indeed to call forth resentment but real pity.
I am now very anxious to know who will be his successor. Much of our comfort here (I speak of the Chapter as well as myself) will depend on the sort of person that we may have. I think if either Lord Saye and Sele or your nephew were appointed it would give general satisfaction. The state of the cathedral and the choir and of church matters generally in this place requires a person of good judgment and tact in the office of the dean especially at this juncture. And it would be doing an important service to your Grace's old diocese if you could take occasion to acquaint Lord John Russell with the difficulties of the case so as to enable him to take all due consideration in appointing any one to the vacancy. I have gladly embraced the opportunity of exemption from the compulsory attendance at the House of Lords to remain longer in the diocese this year. And it has happened well that I have not been obliged to take a house in London so soon this year where from the protectionist panic and uncertainty hanging over church leases or what else, the deficiencies in the receipts of the see have been very considerable."

[no title]  DD/E/214/13  16 April 1850

Letter from J.B. Cantuar (John Bird Sumner, archbishop of Canterbury 1848-1862) at Lambeth Palace, to archbishop of York: At suggestion of bishop of London proposes meeting of bishops at Bounty Office on Mon. 22 April 1850 to deliberate on subject of a new court of appeal.

[no title]  DD/E/214/14-15  2 May 1850

Letter from T. Ely (Thomas Turton bishop of Ely, 1845-1864) at Dover Street, London to archbishop of York: Re. Declaration [on infant baptism?] "....cannot fairly be required to do more than show that we adhere to the doctrine of the church; and I think that the two paragraphs which I now send will do that pretty clearly. I am of opinion that we ought not to go a step further than the formularies of the church will warrant. If we could all sign something of the kind which I now send it might tend to good."

[no title]  DD/E/214/16  n.d. c.1850

Copy draft declaration of bishops on doctrine of C. of E. re. Infant baptismal regeneration.

[no title]  DD/E/214/17  n.d. c.1850?

Address or sermon entitled We want new parishes tolerably endowed but now? Connected with Lord Blandford's proposed measure for abolition of dean and reduction in income of higher clergy.

[no title]  DD/E/214/18  11 Nov. 1850

Letter from S. Norwich (Samuel Hinds, bishop of Norwich 1849-1857) at the Palace, Norwich, to archbishop of York: Obliged for enclosure and writing letter to which it is a reply. "The Provost of Queens writes cautiously; but I still thank that your Grace's sanction to an Inquiry will not be without some effect. Queens ought not to be very suspicious of a Commission which has on it two of its members, one actual fellow and tutor."

[no title]  DD/E/214/19  11 Dec. n.y. (c.1850) Watermark: 1850

Letter from J.B. Cantuar (John Bird Sumner, archishop of Canterbury 1848-1862) at Addington to archbishop of York: Lord John Russell has given me a message from Her Majesty to be communicated to yourself and the bishop of London as privy councillors, expression of her apprehension on account of Tractarian practices, and desiring that we will consult on the best means to restrain them. Power as to special visitation of churches.
Suspects that we possess as ordinaries more authority than we have hitherto chosen to exercise. Bennett has resigned - one good thing.

[no title]  DD/E/214/20  7 April 1851

Letter from Blomfield, bishop of London to Musgrave (marked private): Re. Walter Blunt and reports of objectionable practices in his church.

[no title]  DD/E/214/21-22  11 May 1853

Letter from Sumner, archbishop of Canterbury, to Musgrave: Informs him that meeting yesterday went off very satisfactorily and they lamented his (archbishop of York) absence.
Sympathises with illness - "It is a lesson to us all not to press too hard upon our constitutions, even for the purpose of saving our clergy from inconvenience." Hopes he will be able to dine with him on 25th Ascension Day. Also invitation of Canterbury requesting honour of archbishop of York's company at dinner on Thursday May 25th. Prayers at 6.30.

[no title]  DD/E/214/23  29 July c.1853

Letter as above: Delayed answering letter in order to discuss it with bishops of London and Winchester. Strong movement in favour of Convocation, Impossible to prevent an urgent remonstrance in the address to Her Majesty, always drawn up by Convocation on the opening of a new Parliament. Debate must take place on subject - 1847 it occupied 2 or 3 days.
Ministry obliged to determine what line it shall take. "After all, the contents of the address will not much signify if the Ministry are determined. No one things that Convocation as at present framed could be useful. A mixed commission of 21 persons or more might possibly concoct and propose salutary measures." Etc.

[no title]  DD/E/214/24  30 Jan. 1833

Form of opening Convocation.
Probably related to letters above.

[no title]  DD/E/214/25  27 Dec. c.1853

Letter as above: Also heard from Professor Corrie, but have no concern in appointments to Kings College which are made by Council, in present case committed to clerical members of Council. Thinks that vacancies filled up, Dr. Mcloud(?) succeeds to professorship vacated by Maurice. Intelligence reached him this morning of death of Dr. Mill - it will be seen whether the Protest dies with him.

[no title]  DD/E/214/26  4 Feb. 1854

Copy letter of R. Dublin (Richard Whately, Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin 1831-1863) to S. Aldrich, esq.(?): Appreciates benevolent designs of proposers of the "Clergy College" but does not let pass unnoticed application to himself and differs from them entirely in carrying design into effect. "I conceive that there is in the proposed plan a danger of partial failure and very deplorable waste." Illustrates point from benevolent institution in his diocese, a school founded for sons of clergymen in narrow circumstances; if ratio of staff and servants exceeded number of boys which funds could support there was much waste and if funds and applicants exceeded what the house could accomodate there was a failure. "After having for some years pressed these reasons on the attention of the patrons they at length resolved to adopt another course. The house was sold and the price of it was thrown into the common stock along with the contributions and out of this fund as far as it will go allowances are paid "exhibitions" as they may be called to as many as can be supplied who are sent to any school their parents may prefer. On this plan (which has worked excellently for some years) however great or however small the funds they are useful as far as they go. The same principle I think will completely apply in the present case. The cost of the proposed building (of which there is a probability that a great part would be superfluous or else that the whole would be insufficient) would supply most acceptable and useful stipends to persons in great need of whom probably the greater part would prefer living among their own friends. And thus a less showy indeed but more extensively beneficial relief would be afforded."

[no title]  DD/E/214/27  4 Dec. 1855

Letter from John G. Armagh (Lord John George Beresford, archbishop of Armagh 1822-1862) at Dublin, to archbishop of York: Re. meeting of Irish prelates held in Dublin on 29 November 1855 - "they agreed unanimously to submit to Lord Palmerston a statement of their views on the subject of the Church Discipline and Registry Bill which was prepared under the direction of the Solicitor General for England and they requested me to forward copies of their statement to your Grace, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chancellor of England and the Solicitor General. The absence of the archbishop of Dublin who was in England and who returned only this morning occasioned a delay in his signing the document. I now beg to enclose a copy of it herwith."
P.S. Undertakes to support archbishop of York in securing amendment to measure if he thinks there should also be a central Registry in York for the province of York (the Bill proposed one central Ecclesiastical Registry in London for all England); only objection would be expense.

[no title]  DD/E/214/28  19 Aug. 1856

Letter from C.T. Ripon (Charles Thomas Longley, bishop of Ripon 1836-1856) at the Palace, Ripon, to archbishop of York: Just setting out for two confirmations at Knaresbro' and Ripley when sad tidings conveyed by archbishops letter telling of death of his wife reached him.... "I know and see with thankfulness that you are enabled to embrace the two consolations which in their respective order are the chief support to mourners, a loving and childlike submission to the righteous will of God and a conviction that she who has been taken from you has departed to be with Christ ...."

[no title]  DD/E/214/29  27 Aug. 1856

Letter as above (written from Horton Hall): Proceedings of week here bring archbishop hourly to thought and alone in house while all are gone to hear the 2nd Oratorio "I cannot do any thing more congenial to my own feelings that to pass some of the time of their absence in communion with you..."
Chiefly attempt to console archbishop on loss of wife - "I really wish to hear of you, yet I would not for the world ask you to write, but if Vernon or Charles [Musgrave] are with you, pray ask one of them to send me a few lines to tell me how you are." While Archbishop of Canterbury remaining at Harrogate intends to pay respects to him as hitherto prevented by constant engagements. Soon busy with Confirmation and Ordination Week "after which we think of going to Whitby and I shall be very glad to get a fortnight or three weeks of rest ..."

[no title]  DD/E/214/30  17 Sept. 1856

Letter as above: Received letter yesterday from Lord Palmerston offering him see of Durham subject to two conditions; (1) to accept it subject to possibility of a division of the diocese and a rearrangement of income; (2) that estates be managed by Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The latter is in fact no condition at all because there is an order in Council already settling this question and as to the other, the act of Parliament providing for the Resignation lays that down as the law. Have therefore written to Lord Palmerston accepting the offer. Heartily glad to remain in the North but will feel leaving "my clergy."

[no title]  DD/E/214/31  15 Nov. 1856

Letter from C.T. Ripon (Charles Thomas Longley, bishop of Ripon 1836-1856, bishop of Durham 1856-1860, archbishop of York 1860-1862, archbishop of Canterbury 1862-1868) at the Palace, Ripon, to the archbishop of York: Letter received this morning leads to belief that there will be no impediment to the confirmation on Tuesday (of Longley as bishop of Durham) and if nothing to contrary heard from Mr. Buckle shall hope to be at Bishopthorpe by six o'clock on Monday.
Endorsed: Bishop of Durham elect.

[no title]  DD/E/214/32  17 July n.d. c.1858 Watermark: 1858

Letter from R. Ripon (Robert Bickersteth, bishop of Ripon 1857-1884) at 4 Gloucester Square, London, to archbishop of York: Opinion debate passed off last evening quite as well and with as little harm as could have been expected. Lord Redesdale withdrew his motion and nothing further can come of it. Nothing said that could have given pain to your Grace and hopes he will have no further anxiety on subject. Apologises for being negligent in not having acknowledged papers forwarded to him but pressure of correspondence unusually heavy this week.

Chiefly correspondence with bishops, James Tate headmaster of Richmond Grammar School (N.Y.), Christopher Wordsworth and politicians such as Melbourne, Lord John Russell and Grey. Subjects chiefly politics and church, Cambridge University and education, Gorham case, convocation dispute, patronage and related matters.  DD/E/215/1-127  1807-1864

Substantially an original bundle which had been disordered. See other parts of this section for related material.

[no title]  DD/E/215/1  24 Feb. 1807

Note dated at Whitehall re. appointment of Mr. Henry O'Hara to a Madras Infantry cadetship recommended by Mr. Morgan of Hertford.

[no title]  DD/E/215/2  3 Oct. 1812

Letter from James Tate at Richmond YKSWR to Thomas Musgrave, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge: Congratulations on Fellowship "My very dear Fellow of our very dear College....." "PS. East Witton church was consecrated the day that declared you fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. I dined at Jerveaux Abbey with my kind hearted friend Dr. George Law, bishop of Chester. Our spirits therefore were joyful at the same time as it were by sympathy!.."
Market Day, Richmond School, Yorks.

[no title]  DD/E/215/3  7 June 1814 Watermark 1812

Letter from James Tate at Richmond YKSNR to Thomas Musgrave, esq., at Trinity College, Cambridge: Letter studded with Greek and Latin quotations. Musgrave appears to have been acting as examiner to Richmond School - "Your paper of questions on the Electra of Sophocles is excellent in quality: in quantity it is quite enormous. There and there only you are to blame and I strongly suspect that fault has been found on that score, while on the other due praise is given you by young and by old. I return you many thanks for the very just and very strong advice to my pupils contained in your letter. It is not for want of admonition that these whelps ever go wrong: the 'patruae verbera linguae', I as a faithful whipper in never fail to bestow. For the rest.... viderint." Etc.

[no title]  DD/E/215/4  27 Feb. 1826

Appointment of Cornet Charles Abbott to a cornetry in 14th Regiment of Light Dragoons; direction to joint regiment at Cork by 10 April 1826.
Horse Guards

[no title]  DD/E/215/5  15 April 1831

C. Simon at T.C. [probably Trinity College] to Rev. Professor Thomas Musgrave at Trinity College, Cambridge: Chaplaincy to Jail vacant, considers post of immense importance and anxious should be filled by occupant who will possess the feelings & put forth energy called for - "I most fully believe Mr. Daniel to be the very person fitted for the place and I most earnestly intreat you not only to vote for him but to aid him to the uttermost of your power by writing to such of your fellow magistrates as you may hope to influence...."

[no title]  DD/E/215/6-7  9 June 1831

Norman Knowlys at 7 Bedford Square, London, to Right Hon., Lord Tenterden, Lord Chief Justice of England: Transmits to his Lordship a list of the 20 capital convicts of last May Sessions (1831); with cover.

[no title]  DD/E/215/8  6 July 1831

T. Turton at Cambridge to Rev. Professor Musgrave, Trinity College: Met today to settle about Select Preachers; Mr. Simeon anxious to have November - only month convenient for him - vice chancellor anxious that in his vice chancellorship a King's man should have a month. Obliged to give way thus Mr. Simeon appointed for November. Assures him that done with reluctance and that Musgrave will have November next year. Regrets that he could not see him to explain matter.

[no title]  DD/E/215/9  13 Nov. [n.d. c. 1831? Watermark: C. Wilmot, no date.]

T. Turton to Rev. Professor Musgrave at Trinity College, Cambridge: Both appointed by Syndics of the Press to report on new version of Psalms by Dr. French and Mr. Skinner - "Look at it; and then let us have some conference."

[no title]  DD/E/215/10  10? May 1832 Postmark

Linley Lambourne to Bryan Hook at 8 Beaumont St. W. London.: Chiefly asking him to dinner before he leaves - "Thank you very much for troubling to take picture. I don't like to send it by parcel delivery knowing how careless they are...."

[no title]  DD/E/215/11  17 Nov. 1836

Christopher Wordsworth at Trinity Lodge, Cambridge, to Rev. Charles Musgrave, Vicarage, Halifax: Congratulations on appointment to new archdeaconry of Ripon and sympathy in having to relinquish benefice of Whitkirk YKSWR which it entailed - "I do not wonder at your feeling much regret under the circumstances which you mention at the thought of relinquishing Whitkirk. Still (little disposed as I am to join the cry now so prevalent against pluralities which I have no doubt in the degree to which it is often carried is a very ignorant and a very mischievous one) when you receive another charge which brings with it important duties and sooner or later I presume its share of residence also, I cannot be surprised that you should look forward to the resignation of Whitkirk. I thank you for your suggestions on the expediency of augmenting Whitkirk and will take care to bear them in mind. You may depend upon it there will be a very good disposition if only the adequate means shall offer."
Pencilled endorsement: V.M. may like to have autographs. May 1875. C.B.

[no title]  DD/E/215/12  15 Jan. 1837

Letters of Charles Thomas [Longley] bishop of Ripon certifying that he has admitted Benjamin Bayfield, B.A. Catherine Hall, Cambridge, to order of priesthood and canonically ordained him priest.
Sig. & seal of bishop of Ripon.
Endorsed: Mr. Bayfield. Exhibited at Halifax August 1838. John Burden Registrar.

[no title]  DD/E/215/13-14  17 March 1837

Viscount Melbourne at South Street, London, to the Rev. Professor [Thomas] Musgrave, Trinity College, Cambridge: High reputation as clergyman and scholar and confidence in Musgrave's political principles incline Melbourne to offer to recommend him to His Majesty (Wm. IV - who died 20 June 1837) as fit successor to late dean of Bristol. Also cover, postmark.

[no title]  DD/E/215/15-16  27 March n.d. c. 1837?

Christopher Wordsworth at Trinity Lodge to Rev. Professor Musgrave, Trinity College, Cambridge: Monday morning. Addressed as Mr. Bursar. Thanks him for letter and enclosures. During Musgrave's absence will consider papers and turn to any other sources with view of forming best judgments on important points to which Musgrave's papers refer. Rejoices that Musgrave had accepted deanery and cordially congratulates him. Also cover addressed to Musgrave.
[Musgrave was appointed dean of Bristol in 1837.]

[no title]  DD/E/215/17  8 April 1837

T. Turton to Rev. Professor Musgrave: Congratulates him on appointment and thanks him for note found on table announcing advancement. Recollects that he (Musgrave) has kept requisite exercises marked in pencil by Turton "What I conceive to be the best method of getting over the difficulty. I have signed the paper, at all events; but if I am right, I think you would do well to have the paper written over again, and let me sign it. After that it will go to the Vice Chancellor and Heads. I have been very poorly and am yet far from well. If I should not make much of a speech at your Creation you must attribute it to this cause."

[no title]  DD/E/215/18-19  21 April 1837

Viscount Melbourne at South Street, London, to dean of Bristol [Musgrave] at Trinity College, Cambridge: College statutes, education etc. Also cover.

[no title]  DD/E/215/20-21  31 July 1837

Viscount Melbourne [Prime Minister] at Downing Street, to dean of Bristol [Thomas Musgrave]. Offering him vacant see of Hereford. Also cover, postmark.
[Melbourne had become Prime Minister, 20 June 1837].

[no title]  DD/E/215/22-23  7 Aug. 1837

Mr. Peacock at the University Club, London, to dean of Bristol [Thomas Musgrave] at Bristol: Warm congratulations on appointment as bishop of Hereford. Passes on offers of information and assistance from dean of Hereford - "There is dispute between him and the canons which will come before you officially as bishop to decide; it was before the last bishop but was left undecided." News of politics and elections - "The elections are rather alarming but Scotland and Ireland are making up for losses in the counties. I am told that the Whigs will have a clear majority of 50..."
With cover, franked postmark.

[no title]  DD/E/215/24  10 Aug. 1837

Christopher Wordsworth at Wildernesse Park, Sevenoaks Kent to dean of Bristol [Thos. Musgrave]: Your letters of the 5th not arrived till this morning here where on visit to Lord Camden since Monday last. Intelligence interesting and important "and on the main point your advancement to the see of Hereford, I beg to offer you my cordial and sincere congratulations. Though I might not have expected quite so speedy an election, yet the conversation between us to which you refer will sufficiently warrant the sincerity of the advice which at that time I ventured to give and the reasonableness of the calculations upon which as I then told you my further anticipations were grounded." Aware they approach public affairs differently "Yet I can with perfect truth declare that I do not know where I could have looked among the friends of the present Government with so much hope and confidence in the help which the Church and the Universities will receive from eminent ability, from sound judgment, firmness and a faithful attachment and zeal, as I doubt not they will obtain if God blesses you with help, from you. The circumstances respecting the Prime Minister and the Archbishop are in both cases very satisfactory and just what I should have expected."
Queries re. St. Martins and vacant place where statute shows so short time for filling up vacancy, etc.
Watermark: R. Turner, Chafford Mill 1835.

[no title]  DD/E/215/25  11 Aug. 1837

J. Clarkson at Great Barford Beds. to Dr. Musgrave, dean of Bristol, at Bristol: Affectionate yet pompous congratulatory letter on appointment as bishop of Hereford - "Allow me for the last time to use those expressions of familiarity and affection to which I have been accustomed in former communications. I shall henceforth address you in language befitting that dignity to which you will shortly be raised." His known views on building of churches, patronage, nonresidence, pluralities etc. induce confident hope that interests of church will be promoted during episcopate.
P.S. Should occasion offer I trust you will not despise the humble hospitality of an old friend at Great Barford. Obliged to make daughter Alicia his scribe as Mrs. Clarkson not at home. Endorsed: From my old private tutor J. C.

[no title]  DD/E/215/26  13 Aug. 1837

John Merewether, dean of Hereford, at Hereford, to Rev. Dr. Musgrave, dean of Bristol, at the Deanery, Bristol: Informs him that he has left Town in order to be in readiness to receive the congé délire [for election of Musgrave as bishop of Hereford - he was nominated 5 Aug. and consecrated 1 Oct. 1837] as soon as it shall have issued in its due form but find not arrived yet. Arrangements re. visiting Hereford, residing in Palace or outside Hereford. 31 families under dean of Hereford's jurisdiction so need for consultation on ecclesiastical and cathderal matters "rely upon my earnest wish to cooperate cordially with you in the correction of abuses and the promotion of all good to the church and the community in which we are stationed respectively as overseers."

[no title]  DD/E/215/27  30 Aug. 1837

Charles James Blomfield bishop of London at Benson Lodge, Christchurch [Hants.] to [Thomas Musgrave] bishop elect of Hereford: Will have much pleasure in assisting at Musgrave's consecration as bishop of Hereford which archbishop [Canterbury] informs him is fixed for 1 October "but it will be proper that you should secure the attendance of two other bishops, as I am present on all such occasions in my character of Provincial Dean of Canterbury. The presence of two other bishops is not absolutely indispensable but it is customary..." [Thomas Musgrave was nominated 5 August and consecrated bishop of Hereford 1 October 1837; translated archbishop of York 10 December 1847].

[no title]  DD/E/215/28-29  17 Sept. 1837

John White? at Stone Garth, Southampton, to the Bishop of Hereford [Musgrave] at the Deanery Bristol: Congratulations on appointment to Hereford, political and social gossip etc. Addresses him as dear Musgrave "For I cannot address you this first time as my dear Lord. I congratulate you most sincerely on your lawn sleeves which I am sure you will adore. Just saw it in the newspaper which I got at Ramsgate yesterday after an absence of nearly a month from England when I had but few opportunities of seeing English news.... I met Dr. Hanson at Amsterdam (dean of Hereford?) who possibly has arrived at home by this time...... We are all well and have had a very pleasant cruise and fine weather..."
With franked cover.

[no title]  DD/E/215/30  23 Sept. 1837

R. Sheepshanks at 30 Woburn Place [London] to Thos. Musgrave [bishop elect of Hereford]: Did not trouble him with a letter of congratulation on his promotion "because I did not think the doubt upon my feelings was worth removing at the expence of tenpence. I may assure you now when I see you can receive it gratis that no person was more sincerely rejoiced than I, when I heard of it and quite as much for the sake of the church and of the country as for you. Croft had mentioned the probability of your being in Cambridge in December and I had commissioned him to offer you my rooms if they were likely to be any convenience. I hope you will take up your rest there if you should visit Cambridge as you propose. I shall certainly not be in residence. Believe me my dear Musgrave or my dear Lord Bishop." Asks for enclosed note to Sedgwick to be forwarded to him as uncertain where he is. [Thos. Musgrave was consecrated bishop of Hereford 1 Oct. 1837 and translated to York 10 Dec. 1847.]

[no title]  DD/E/215/31  8 May 1839

Christopher Dalbin at 13 Albany, London, to Miss Abbott: Regrets that professional engagement which he cannot control will deprive him of pleasure of accompanying her and Captain Smyth to M. Georges next Saturday. Also out of his power to accept Lord Tenterden's and Miss Abbott's invitation to a dejeunèe on same day. "For yourself I beg you to accept my most cordial wishes that you may enjoy thro' life all the happiness which the marriage state is so well qualified to bestow and that you will make my good wishes acceptable also to Captain Smyth."

[no title]  DD/E/215/32  9 Feb. 1841

Licence of Charles Thomas [Longley] bishop of Ripon to Rev. Benjamin Bayfield, M.A., clerk, as perpetual curate of Ripponden, par. Halifax YKSWR vacant by resignation of Rev. Frederick Custance, clerk, on nomination of Rev. Charles Musgrave, D.D., vicar of Halifax, patron.
Seal of bishop of Ripon.

[no title]  DD/E/215/33  22 Aug. 1842

Joseph Romilly at Trinity College, Cambridge, to [bishop of Hereford, Thos. Musgrave]: Just returned to Cambridge after little tour to Harrogate and Scarboro. "Found on my table a very acceptable present in your recent charge. I have read it with very great pleasure: every word of it meets with my unqualified approval. I am very glad to see so able an attack of the followers of the new opinions; and the courtesy with which you treat them is as judicious as it is amiable, for asperity of language would be considered by them as persecution.

[no title]  DD/E/215/34  13 Sept. 1844

Rev. J. Clarkson at Great Barford Beds. to Musgrave (bishop of Hereford): Affectionate letter of congratulations on career - "That you are deservedly and generally respected and much beloved by the best of your clergy is to me no matter of surprise.... always entertained and avowed the opinion that you were possessed of many excellent qualities which would enable you to discharge the duties of your office in a more efficient and acceptable manner than some were likely to do, who seem to think themselves better qualified to sustain that dignity...."

[no title]  DD/E/215/35  31 Oct. 1844

Simon Storr(?) at Manchester to N. Robson: Request that his 'Evenings' at Robson's institution should be 19th - 20th and not 18th, or if 20th impossible then the 16th instead of 18th; reply to 7 Park Place, Clarence Gate, Regents Park, London.

[no title]  DD/E/215/36  9 June 1845

G. Gunn to 'My Dear Lord /Musgrave as bishop of Hereford?/: Received several applications on behalf of Mr. Parish but he has a formidable list of competitors. Appointment at present suspended as new arrangement contemplated which may materially affect nature of the office and perhaps make it less an object of ambition. Will certainly bear in mind Your Grace's recommendation of Mr. Parish in the event of having to decide among conflicting claims of long list of candidates.

[no title]  DD/E/215/37  24 July 1845

Christopher Wordsworth at Uckfield Suss to "My dear Lord Bishop": Received copy of your Lordship's Rent Charge and thanks him for it. Ought to have thanked him sooner but prevented from reading it fully till this morning by pressure of number of little things which he had to dispose of previously to leaving home tomorrow "first for Leaminster Heref. where I shall find my son Christopher and afterwards possibly for the Lakes, where my son Charles is intending to spend his vacation from Winchester. Now however that I have gone through the entire Charge, I am bound specially to thank you for the pleasure and satisfaction which I have received from every part of it: and not the least, I may add, from the early portions, where you speak of the gradual and steady improvement which is taking place in so many important practical respects throughout your diocese." Hopes for like or accelerated progress in all future years. Also received great pleasure from perusal of a Charge by recipient's brother, the archdeacon, met with in one of public journals.
[Probably referring to Tithe Commutation.]
Endorsed: Dr. Wordsworth on Charge.
Received July 27/45.

[no title]  DD/E/215/38  6 Nov. 1845

Simon Storr(?) at Grand Junction Hotel, Liverpool, to Wm. Robson: Asks for any letters arriving in Warrington to be sent on.

[no title]  DD/E/215/39  11 Feb. 1847

T. Hereford [Thomas Musgrave, bishop of Hereford] at 17 Hill St., Berkeley Square, London, to Rev. Benjamin Bayfield: Aware that his brother [Rev. Charles Musgrave] anxious to obtain better preferment for Bayfield "and as he had a claim on my consideration for past services as Examining Chaplain and was himself unable to accept anything in my patronage, I had great pleasure through him in offering to nominate you to the dean and chapter of Hereford for the benefice of Shinfield cum Swallowfield, Berkshire - by an arrangement between myself and the chapter to our mutual satisfaction and the good of the parishes concerned. It was also very agreeable to me to shew my respect for yourself and my regard for your excellent lady and her family. Should it be possible to carry into effect the proposal of the bishop of Oxford - as detailed in the letter sent for my brother's guidance, this living will be a very desirable one, in a good country, of sufficient population to employ your time and attention and of adequate income. And I have full confidence, as I have stated to the chapter, in your diligence, ability, acquirements and piety, and that your best efforts will be exerted in the discharge of your duty. I shall be glad of a call when you come to London: and am seldom out before eleven o'clock.
P.S. Your having been on a curacy in my diocese though but for a short time has had some influence in my decision."

[no title]  DD/E/215/40-41  20 March 1847

Professor Sedgwick at Cambridge to bishop of Hereford [Musgrave] at 17 Hill St., Berkeley Square, London (address altered from The Palace, Hereford): News of Clarkson's death and funeral; also cover postmarked etc.

[no title]  DD/E/215/42  29 March 1847

C.T. Ripon [Charles Thomas Longley bishop of Ripon] at the Palace, Ripon, to addressee unknown: Returns letters, testimonials with own countersignature and congratulates him on preferment and removal to a locality probably more congenial than that which now occupies. If ministerial conduct as in past sure to merit approval of future diocesan "as it has done of him whose diocese you are now quitting. With every good wish for your ministerial success in your new sphere of labour.."

[no title]  DD/E/215/43-44  3 July 1847

Lord John Russell at Pembroke Lodge to bishop of Hereford (Thomas Musgrave): I have great respect for the character of Archdeacon Musgrave [the bishop's brother] but I am sorry his name has been mentioned in connexion with the bishopric of Manchester. It has been doon entirely without my sanction, nor have I held out to any one any promise of appointment by the Crown to that see.
Also cover, with postmarks.

[no title]  DD/E/215/45  31 July 1847

[Lord?] Vernon at Geneva to Archdeacon Charles Musgrave: Offer of Christ Church Studentship at Oxford to Musgrave's son Charles - "Among the hundred and one studentships at Christ Church there is one called the 'Vernon Studentship' because the nomination to it belongs to my family. This Studentship is now vacant but will have to be filled up before next October and as your son Charles is intended for Oxford it has struck me that it might be agreeable to you if I were to give him the appointment. I am afraid the present value of the Studentship is hardly such as to make it worth his acceptance but it leads to better things eventually and in the meanwhile has the advantage of affording a residence at small expense in the best college in Oxford. This however is a matter more for your consideration than mine, all I can say is that I rejoice in being able in however small a degree to testify my continued regard and esteem and regard for you and yours."
P.S. Apologises for scrawl - "I have had my wrist attacked by gout. I can hardly write at all without pain."

[no title]  DD/E/215/46  13 Nov. 1847

Letter of T. Hereford [Thomas Musgrave, bishop of Hereford, and bishop elect of York] at Hereford, to brother Charles: Informing him that he had just received a letter from Lord John Russell offering archbishopric of York and begging "me to go to town as soon as possible. I am coming up at noon today and shall hope to see him tomorrow. My stay in Town will be uncertain. You will be as much taken by surprise as I am. I have no time to write more as it is eleven o'clock and I must prepare to start. Charles and Mr. Trollope left early this morning at seven o'clock.

[no title]  DD/E/215/47-48  13 Nov. 1847

Letter from T. Hereford [Thomas Musgrave, bishop of Hereford] at 17 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, to the Ven. Archdeacon Musgrave [his brother Charles] at 5 Seymour Place, St. Leonards: Similar letter to above containing news of offer of archbishopric of York - "I send off my butler, Hodges, to Saint Leonard's with this letter as you might not improbably like to come up to London to meet me... I had not the smallest notion of having this offer made me, not even in a dream did it ever cross my mind. It comes unsought, unsolicited and I may truly say undesired. And yet I do not see that I can do otherwise than accept at once what has been so generously and so unexpectedly placed at my option.... Hodges will wait for an answer but must return the same afternoon."
With cover.

[no title]  DD/E/215/49  16 Nov. 1847

F. Hand at Aske YKSNR to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Rejoices at Musgrave's translation to York "not only on private grounds but because I am persuaded there is no member of the Bench of Bishops more eminently qualified for the high situation than yourself and I feel much gratified that you should have been so mindful of our old friendship as to give me the earliest intimation of the event. I do not know that my office of Lieutenant of the North Riding will bring me officially in nearer contact with my diocesan but I am glad to say that the greater part of the North Riding and that in which I have the greatest interest is in the diocese of York....... own conviction that you were the most fit of the bishops for a Whig minister to appoint and I am indeed rejoiced to find that Lord John Russell had the same conviction."

[no title]  DD/E/215/50  16 Nov. 1847

J. Lamb to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Congratulations on promotion to see of York, with strong opinions on church matters -... "to discharge its duties to your own and to the satisfaction of all your friends. I am, I must add, equally delighted to find that Dr. Hampden is to be your successor at Hereford. It was the duty of a liberal minister not to suffer such a man to be run down in the infamous way in which he has been by a party of high churchmen. If anything is wanting to convince the government that they have taken a step in the right way it is the article which appeared in the Times of yesterday, the organ of the Oxford Puseyite party. They know very well that Lord John has made a good move. It will strengthen him with his own friends and as for the Tory-High-Church Clergy nothing that he can do will increase or diminish their malignity against him and all real friends of civil and religious liberty."

[no title]  DD/E/215/51  17 Nov. 1847

Bishop of Hereford [Thos. Musgrave] at Hereford to Vernon Musgrave [Rev. Canon Vernon Musgrave of Hascombe, Surrey]: Returned from London last night and found note - .." Charley and Mr. Trollope were here for two nights last week and left early on Saturday morning. They were hardly gone before I received the letter offering me the vacant archbishopric of York. This I have accepted and my stay in Hereford where I have passed ten happy years cannot be very long."
[The bishop was uncle to Vernon Musgrave.]

[no title]  DD/E/215/52  17 Nov. 1847

John Chester [John Bird Sumner, bishop of Chester] at Chester to [Thos. Musgrave] bishop of Hereford: Congratulates Musgrave on promotion to archbishopric of York "in which station you will possess a wider scope for usefulness than the see of Hereford presents. I suspect that you will find much to do... I am now to be one of your suffragans and there is no one under whose banner I would more readily range myself...."
Endorsed: Bishop of Chester. Congratulations
Received and answered Nov. 19, 1847. T.H. [Thos Hereford].
Sumner was himself to be translated to Canterbury within a year from the date of his letter - 10 March 1848.

[no title]  DD/E/215/53  17 Nov. 1847

Letter from James Tate at Richmond to archbishop elect of York [Thomas Musgrave]: Strange and little creditable to genius of R[ichmond] S[chool] Y[orks.] if no voice of congratulation were elicited by Musgrave's elevation to archiepiscopal see of York.
Endeavoured after most approved fashion to express gratification and delight - a whole holiday [granted to school.]

[no title]  DD/E/215/54  18 Nov. 1847

Charles James Blomfield bishop of London, at Brighton, to Thomas Musgrave archbishop elect of York: Thinks he may so far trust to newspaper reports as to offer congratulations on approaching elevation to archiepiscopal see of York. Observes that much work to be done and he has energy to do it, great help in his brother, the archdeacon. Mrs. Blomfield joins in congratulations to him and Mrs. Musgrave. Returns to Fulham on Saturday - "I have regained my strength but have not yet got rid of the local effects of the injury done to the nerves of my face by my violent fall."

[no title]  DD/E/215/55  18 Nov. 1847

Lord Saye and Sele at Adlestrop, Chipping Norton (0.), to archbishop elect of York [Thomas Musgrave]: Congratulations on contemplated elevation to archbishopric of York announced recently in papers and will not permit any feeling of selfish regret at prospect of losing him from diocese of Hereford. "I am certain it will give your Lordship pleasure to learn that my petition has been served on 'Charles Twisleton the sailor.' Without this process there could have been no further move in the House of Lords as respected the peerage claim. But happily within the last month he turned up in London, tho' he might have been in the Pacific or Chinese Seas. He makes no claim and says he always considered himself an illegitimate son." [This letter was in a cover addressed by Viscount Melbourne in London to Rev. Professor Musgrave, Trinity College, Cambridge, postmarked 25 March, 1837, where it had obviously strayed.]

[no title]  DD/E/215/56  6 Dec. 1847

T. Ebor (elect) at Vicarage House, Halifax, to Rev. Vernon Musgrave: "Your aunt Catherine and I intend to leave Halifax on Wednesday morning next and to be at the Rugby Station on our way to London at a quarter past four o'clock on Wednesday afternoon; if you can get to speak to us for the few minutes the train stops there we shall be very glad. We shall also write to Ed. Taylor to come for the same purpose. I shall put my head out of the window at all events if they do not let us leave the carriages..... Charley has passed his examination at Christ Church. But does not seem to be enamoured of the Head of Christ Church."
Postscript: Written to Dr. Tait for his leave - in case of a necessity for such permission.

[no title]  DD/E/215/57-58  10 Dec. 1847

Letter from T. Ebor [Thomas Musgrave, archbishop of York] at 17 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, to brother Charles, - Archdeacon Musgrave: Description of confirmation as archbishop of York - "At eleven o'clock a.m. this day in the vestry of St. James Church, Piccadilly were assembled as commissioners, the bishops of Winchester, Exeter, Salisbury, Chichester, and Ely, five out of the number named. The rest wrote very kind letters with regret at unavoidable absence. The whole ceremony lasted about three quarters of an hour. There were a great many clergymen, laymen and ladies. The apparitor was twice ordered by the chief Commissioner (bishop of Winchester) to call the objectors. None appeared or answered. So all went off very quietly and pleasantly, and now as far as Spiritualities go, I am fully in office. The doing homage to the Queen gives possession of the Temporalities of the see. That may take place the week after next. The Commissioners were all most amazingly kind. I thanked each separately as they arrived for their attendance and they all expressed their satisfaction and pleasure in being present. I understand from the bishop of Winchester that the dean of Hereford was in the church! At this we had a laugh at the expense of that Functionary who might as well have staid [sic] at home. We hope to go down to Hereford tomorrow. The homage may be when Her Majesty returns to Windsor, the week after next. I had a very agreeable letter from Mr. Dixon this morning accepting my offer of a chaplaincy and with evident marks of goodwill therein. I have much to do of one sort or other today, but it rains and is dismal enough, so I must conclude, having written this first letter after I have the right to sign by my new title. I know not what effect such a promotion might have on other men but it is so far from elevating that it rather humbles and depresses me. And I can only hope that in answer to my own prayers and those of my friends and relatives it will please Almighty God to bestow his special benediction and grace upon me that may diligently and faithfully to the best of my ability discharge the duties to which in his providence he has called me."
With cover inscribed: First signature of T. Ebor.

[no title]  DD/E/215/59  11 Dec. 1847

G. Guy at Whitehall to archbishop of York: Understood that Queen will not return to Windsor from Isle of Wight until 21 December and therefore not convenient for Her Majesty to receive archbishop to do homage until after that day. Will inform him as soon as Her Majesty's commands are known as to which day she will receive his attendance.

[no title]  DD/E/215/60  5 Jan. 1848

Lord John Russell at Woburn Abbey to the archbishop of York [Thos. Musgrave]: Obliged for sending address presented to Your Grace with reply, grateful for intelligence of election of Dr. Hampden as bishop elect of Hereford by dean and chapter of Hereford or rather by chapter without the dean; glad to see Musgrave in town when immediate pressure of business in diocese and province of York is over. The Ecclesiastical Commission, the plans for church leases and the improvement of education at Cambridge are the topics upon which he particularly wishes to consult the archbishop - there are others. Concludes his Grace Privy Councillor in course of January or February.

[no title]  DD/E/215/61-63  25-29 Jan. 1848

Letter from Lord John Russell at Richmond to archbishop of York: Sorry not to have seen him here yesterday and particularly from cause of absence. "You will have a tough day for your journey to Warwickshire. I now send you in confidence the copy of a paper which was sent to the Prince by Dr. Philpotts late Vice Chancellor. [re. reform of Cambridge University.] I shall be glad to have it returned with any observations you may have to make. I am much obliged to you for your information and very sorry to learn the alarming state of the Archbishop." [Wm. Howley archbishop of Canterbury 1828-1848, died 11 Feb. 1848]. Also draft copy of archbishop of York's reply: Read with great attention and interest letter of Dr. Philpott to vice chancellor of Cambridge and now comments on it. - "The spirit of the times and the circumstances of the country certainly require some alteration in the plans and course of study now pursued there.
If the University by some gentle stimulus from without can be prevailed upon to be itself the prime mover thro' its chief authorities and residents, these alterations may perhaps be quietly and effectually made without creating suspicion or alarm in a body much addicted to recognized usages. Time itself has produced changes. The professorial system has been superseded by the college system. The increased number and greater strictness of the examinations both in individual colleges and in the competition for university honors have much diminished the attendance on the lectures of the public professors. To return to these officers their proper influence and usefulness would be a great gain. Especially if honors and emoluments could result from a diligent attendance on the several lectures. For then more objects of pursuit and competition and adapted to a greater variety of tastes and of conditions in life would be open to students instead of confining them as at present to classical and mathematical subjects only or nearly so. The means and instruments of much improvement are already at hand and need merely to be called forth and exercised. A syndicate (or committee) as suggested in Dr. Philpott's letter would be the safest way to begin, if the Heads of Houses in the University could be brought to sanction this step. ....This syndicate should be carefully selected and should consist of liberal and enlightened men, lovers of the University and anxious for its reputation and extended usefulness.
The trial is worth making and if proposed and carried out in a cautious and friendly spirit no very formidable opposition could be maintained. Such caution however must be used and tenderness shown for the opinions or prejudices of men long accustomed to a state of things under which they have grown up and prospered. I do not enter into the details of the letter and of the plans suggested. These appear to me to promise well. But they must be left for the syndicate to consider and discuss. With many thanks for the favor of perusing the document now returned."
With cover endorsed: Lord John Russell on University of Cambridge. T.E.

[no title]  DD/E/215/64-66  3 Feb. 1848

A. Greville at the Cabinet Office, Whitehall, to archbishop of York: Lord President desired me to inform Your Grace that a Council will be held at Buckingham Palace, Friday next, 11 Feb. 1848; desirable that you attend to be sworn Privy Councillor, on being sworn become by Church Discipline Act a member of Judicial Committee of Privy Council for purpose of hearing appeals under that act; an appeal now waiting to be heard which cannot be disposed of without Your Grace's attendance, sends card for appointment on one of days named of ensuing sittings. Card giving days when Judicial Committee to meet to despatch business; also cover with endorsement. Postmark.

[no title]  DD/E/215/67-68  6 March 1848

Sir George Grey to archbishop of York: Heard that counsel has been retained to oppose confirmation of archbishop of Canterbury - "I should think it very improbable that any such attempt will be made but I thought it right that Your Grace should be aware of its possibility, that you might be prepared to act as you think right if any opposition should be made."
Also cover with endorsement.
[The archbishop of Canterbury was John Bird Sumner who was translated from Chester, nominated 17 Feb. and confirmed 10 March 1848.]

[no title]  DD/E/215/69-70  15 June 1848

Letter from Lord John Russell to archbishop of York at Hill Street, London: Very sorry to hear of his accident and hopes it has had no serious consequences. Ashamed of not having delivered his hospitable message to duke of Bedford. - "I find he is to be in Yorkshire at the time of the Gorham [or Girton] Meeting but he desires me to thank you for your kind offer.

[no title]  DD/E/215/71  31 Dec. 1848

W. Whewell at Lowestoft (Sf.) to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Notes obligations to him personally and on account of College (Trinity College, Cambridge) including kindness in helping nephew to an exhibition from fund of which archbishop one of managers. Query re. statues and election of Downing Professor of Law - situation needs ".... not a mere practising barrister but a philosophical jurist ....."

[no title]  DD/E/215/72  11 Sept. 1849

Sir George Grey? at the General Board of Health, Gwydye House, Whitehall, London, to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Headed confidential. Prays to be excused liberty taken in making suggestion arising out of present crisis. "The position of the Church of England is most alarming. I fear Sir Herbet Jenner Fust's [Dean of Arches] decision may open the door to a fearful secession. The appointment of Mr. Goode to the now vacant bishopric would soothe and satisfy many spirits. It would be tantamount to a declaration from high authority that this question of Baptismal Regeneration should be like many others... an open question.
I should anticipate much pacification from such a step. This I have ventured to suggest in case your Grace's opinion might be asked on the subject.."

[no title]  DD/E/215/73  29 Nov. 1849

C. Greville at [Commons Office, Westminster, London?] to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Re. Gorham case - "I think I may assure you that the case of Gorham v the bishop of Exeter will be heard de die in diem. This is the usual course and will not be departed from on the present occasion without some special necessity which is not likely to occur." Endorsed: Mr. Greville on Judicial Committee.

[no title]  DD/E/215/74  26 Jan. n.d. c.1850

Dr. S.S. Wesley at Winchester to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Re. appointment to Chair of Music at Cambridge: Refers to letters from Mr. Romilly and Mrs. Merewether. "I would willingly engage to reside at Cambridge were the appointment now to be filled such as to furnish a sufficient income; especially if they allowed of my devoting my time seriously to Musical Art instead of giving lessons. Dr. Walmisley informed me he received in all not £300 a year and this I could not accept as I have a family to provide for. The authorities may perhaps determine to connect the Music Chair with certain organist places under the idea that a better candidate will by that means appear but I have reason for thinking that they would obtain as good, perhaps a better, choir organist without such union and it is one which has heretofore lowered and will again lower the influence of the Chair. From a letter received from Cambridge I learn that the Vice Chancellor suggests a name to the Senate. In my humble judgment this would seem almost to leave the selection to that Authority.... The office of Organist at the University Church I could possibly perform by deputy..." The letter breaks off and is completed by Mrs. Merewether - "I have insisted on finishing this letter, Dr. Wesley being scrupulous as to the mention of names of those who are interested in his behalf. It is the Dean Peacock who says, The Vice Chancellor proposes the candidate whom he prefers to the approbation of the Senate. He was an old friend of my late husband and I wrote to him. He also says, 'I very readily assure you that I think Dr. S.S. Wesley better entitled to the Professorship of Music in Cambridge than any other living English Musician.' Dr. Wesley is distressed at having said so much about himself..."

[no title]  DD/E/215/75-76  7 March 1850

Lord Langdale to archbishop of York at 41 Belgrave Square, London: Re. Gorham judgment - "We are highly pleased with your approbation of our proposed judgment in Gorhams case; it will be delivered tomorrow at two o'clock and I am sure that it will give additional satisfaction to the members of the Judicial Committee if you will permit us to state in the judgment that you concur in and approve of our conclusion. I mean to ask the Archbishop of Canterbury for the same permission. I am afraid that the bishop of London does not concur. Your attendance is not required and must depend entirely on your own pleasure, if you attend you will of course be gladly received."
With cover.

[no title]  DD/E/215/77-78  19 March 1850

Lord Grey at the Colonial Office to archbishop of York at 41 Belgrave Square, London: Received his letter and enclosure from Mr. Maddock - "I can assure you that it would give me the greatest satisfaction if he [Maddock] could obtain the preferment he desires and I will not fail to speak to Lord John Russell on the subject but I fear the claims upon him are too numerous to allow me to have much hope of success."
Also cover marked Private and endorsed Grey.

[no title]  DD/E/215/79-80  27 April 1850

G. Peacock, dean of Ely, at the Deanery, to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Recommendations re. commission for universities of Oxford and Cambridge; list of names selected.

[no title]  DD/E/215/81-82  3 May 1850

Lord John Russell at Chesham Place to archbishop of York [Thos. Musgrave]. Hears alarming accounts of your episcopal council - "I am told we are to have not only a Bill but a Declaration. Now if that Declaration is to be, as I hear, in contradiction to the judgement of the Queen in Council, it appears to me that it is a proceeding in defiance of the Queen's Supremacy, if not in violation of the Oath of Homage which the bishops have taken. The matter is so serious that I should be glad to see Your Grace upon it, as well as some other matters. I am very busy and can hardly find time to call upon you. Could you come here tomorrow morning at your own time or today at half past ten?"
Also cover.
Cover endorsed: Lord J.R.
Received and answered 1½ p.m. May 3/50.
Thos. Ebor. Immediate - instruction of Russell for delivery to archbishop.

[no title]  DD/E/215/83  5 May 1850

Letter from T. Ely [Thomas Turton, bishop of Ely 1845-1864] at Dover Street, London, to archbishop of York: Thanks him for note with which he agrees - "Tomorrow I will declare my opinion to the same effect. I earnestly entreat you to do likewise. But to prevent the mischief which would inevitably result from the bishop of Oxford's declaration, I will bring out mine - although I don't think that I shall sign even that."
[Connected with convocation dispute?]

[no title]  DD/E/215/84  25 Sept. 1850-29 March 1851

Passport issued under signature of Lord Palmerston to Rev. Benjamin Bayfield and wife. Stamped in Austria, Geneva, France, Italy. Includes domestics & baggage.

[no title]  DD/E/215/85  6 Sept. 1853-14 Oct. 1857

Passport issued under signature of earl of Clarendon (Sec. of State for Foreign Affairs) to Rev. Benjamin Bayfield and wife. Stamped in France, Germany & Spain.

[no title]  DD/E/215/86-87  3 Feb. 1851

F.N. Say at 18 Harley St. to archbishop of York [Musgrave] at Belgrave Square, London: Misunderstanding re. picture - "Had the picture been in any other hands but Mr. Graves I should have written to you myself but knowing that half the best pictures in the kingdom passed through his hands during the process in publishing the engravings I felt as if it was impossible he should do anything with regard to your picture I think was incorrect, and knowing that the same thing was done at Oxford with the Duke of Wellington's picture during the process of engraving and at York with several of Landseer's pictures (now of the Queen) etc. and of Mrs. Grants and Lord Harewood etc. I never had a doubt but that Mr. Graves had pursued the same course with your picture as he had done with others........."
Also cover with endorsement.

[no title]  DD/E/215/88  14 March c.1852; Partial watermark

John Sinclair at the Vicarage, Kensington, to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Heard yesterday with much regret that the Government scheme of Education is very different from what communications with some members of the Committee of Council led him to expect. "My authority saw the bill. I still hope that as he is not much occupied about the subject he may be in error but I am anxious not to be the means of giving Your Grace unfounded expectations."

[no title]  DD/E/215/89-90  11 May 1853

T.E. [Thos. Musgrave archbishop of York], in London, to archdeacon of Durham:
Reply to memorial from certain members of convocation of York - "I would first of all express the unfeigned respect I entertain for many of those who have signed it and my conviction that they have been actuated by an earnest desire to maintain (what they believe to be) the privileges of the clergy and to promote the welfare of the Church. I hope that you and they will give me credit for sharing in the same feelings, though as to the best means of attaining the end we all aim at there may be a difference of opinion. I am very sensible of the grave responsibility which rests upon me and that I ought not to take any step in this matter without distinctly foreseeing that it may not lead to consequences which we should all have reason to lament. I frankly own that in my opinion much obscurity exists with regard to the Constitution of Convocation and as to its powers when assembled. Nor am I prepared to define with the confidence which should belong to such a subject, the right to elect and to be elected. That difficulty presses the more strongly on my mind by reason of the great changes recently made in the Church in the Province of York, while no reference appears to have been made to the effect which those changes might produce on Convocation." Doubts on address to Queen and validity of precedent adduced viz. that of presentation of an address in time of Archbishop Sharp - "For in truth Convocation did not assemble on that occasion, though certain forms of summons may have been used. There was not and could not be any discussion nor any meeting of the members. The address ready drawn was sent down from London by the archbishop. It was read, signed and sealed in the presence only of two canons residentiary, the day next after its receipt and of the summons to the prelates, proctors, and clergy. No reliance therefore can be placed on that address as a precedent and after the best consideration I can bestow on the subject I have come to the conclusion that I must adhere to the course which I had already followed and to the usage which has prevailed for about two hundred years. Until it shall be settled by competent authority who by law shall constitute the Convocation of the Province and what duties the Convocation may lawfully discharge, a strict adherence to ancient usage appears to be most consonant with prudence." Regrets that difference of opinion should exist between himself and reverend brethren, the memorialists, some consolation that it is only such a difference as may fairly and honestly prevail between parties equally anxious to reach same great end, the peace and welfare of the Church.
Also cover with endorsement.

[no title]  DD/E/215/91  4 Aug. 1853

Letter from G.B. Airy at Little Braithwaite near Keswick Cumb. to archbishop of York: Letter with its hospitable invitation has reached him here where he has been stopping with his family for nearly six weeks and now preparing to return. Exhausted so much of usual holiday time that doubtful whether able to attend meeting at Hull; but if he does so will avail himself with pleasure of archbishop's invitation.
Endorsed: Astronomer Royal on visit.

[no title]  DD/E/215/92  24 Jan. 1854

Lord Downe at Baldersby Park YKSNR to archbishop of York: Views on church decoration etc. - "I am of course bound to pay deference to your Grace's opinions in matters connected with your diocese. I will try to meet your wishes respecting the reading desk though I certainly had intended placing it at the extreme west of the church which to me appears the most convenient and most satisfactory arrangement, both for accomodation of worshippers and in appearance. I do not intend to have a credence table but I hope I may be allowed a little niche or recess in the alms' bason ...." He had put credence brackets in Cowick church and they were a mistake and were removed afterwards - "I think they were unsightly to begin with and I did not myself like them. Your Grace mentions in your letter 'that they were not marked on the several plans' but the truth is, I neglected sending your Grace the plans, I myself saw them if I recollect aright unfinished in the architect's house in London. I arranged the general plan of the buildings with him but did not enter into minute details as to credence brackets or tables and did not therefore ever, if I mistake not, have the plans in my own possession. In fact I was not then aware of your Grace's rule that all plans should be first submitted to you; a rule I must beg to say which cannot fail to commend itself to general approval. As to credence tables I do not wish to sail under false colours and lead your Grace to think I am personally adverse to their being introduced into our churches. I don't know that I have very often found myself agreeing with the bishop of Exeter but I own I do agree with a good deal of what he has said in his late letter to Dr. Lushington on the subject, though my doctrinal views are with Dr. Arnold and Archdeacon Hare and not with the bishop of Exeter's party; at the same time I can quite understand being set down as a High Churchman in my fondness in church architecture and in the introduction of art and artistic decoration into our churches. However in this I do but follow Dr. Arnold and Bishop Stanley and others who were most hostile to High Church theology. I certainly find rural populations become attached to and proud of their churches when they are cared for and are decorated in a simple and unostentatious manner and I most assuredly believe God has given us a taste for the beautiful that we may use it in his service and for our luxury and satisfaction only."

[no title]  DD/E/215/93  21 July 1854

[Rev. P.J. Neven?] at Easingwold (Y.E.) to archbishop of York: Chiefly re. number of candidates for confirmation in Malton and Thirsk, etc. areas.

[no title]  DD/E/215/94  11 Nov. 1854

Rev. Charles Richard Alford at Doncaster to archbishop of York [Thos. Musgrave]: Notifies archbishop that he has been appointed Principal of Metropolitan Training College, Highbury Park, London and that it will be necessary on consecration of predecessor (the Rev. Dr. Ryan, bishop designate of the Mauritius) which is expected to take place on 30th November, for him to reside in College; begs permission to resign Christ Church, Doncaster, at Christmas next, at which date patron will be prepared to nominate successor to archbishop. Thanks archbishop for assistance and advice, regrets leaving diocese and resigning incumbency held for 9 years.

[no title]  DD/E/215/95  24 Nov. 1854

Thomas Robinson [Master of the Temple] at Master's House Temple to archbishop of York: Pleasure at receiving archbishop's congratulations on preferment - "I am thick skinned enough to be insensible to the idle abuse of the Guardian who mistakes a prebend of St. Paul's =0 for a canonry of £600 a year; all that I expected; but I cannot be insensible to the friendship of those who rejoice in my preferment; and the gratification with which I receive your congratulations is only second to that with which I read the Lord Chancellor's affectionate and most unexpected offer of the stall. In both cases the friendship of early youth, unchanged by greatness, is the source of unmixed pleasure." On resigning his Professorship at Cambridge into hands of Lord Almoner recalled that it was archbishop's kindness which led to appointment. Grieved to hear of archbishop's illness.

[no title]  DD/E/215/96-97  30 Dec. 1854

F. Hand at Upleatham YKSNR to archbishop of York [Thos. Musgrave]: Recommendations re. nomination to living at Upleatham - "I have at last heard of a gentleman who I think would be a suitable and useful incumbent for the perpetual curacy of Upleatham. The Rev. Thomas H. Dixon is the master of the Grammar School at Gisbro' where he resides. He is the son of a clergyman at Egton near Whitby and was educated by his father; he afterwards graduated at the University of Durham and has now been five years master of the grammar school at Gisbro'.. He has for some time done the duty of a church near Gisbro' (Newton I think is the place) and during Mr. Hildyard's absence officiated at Lofthus..... I have had some conversation with him today when I saw him for the first time and was much pleased with his manner and the views he expressed about church matters.... if Your Grace thinks fit to appoint him I think he would be a useful and efficient minister in the parish. He could not however hold it unless he is permitted to reside at Gisbro' (which is less than three miles distant) and also to retain his school. He proposes besides his Sunday duty to devote two afternoons in the week to visting the parishioners. I think you will agree with me in thinking that it would be very difficult to find a clergyman who would exclusively devote himself to this parish and hire a house to live in it: indeed there is only one house in the parish to let, which would afford any decent accomodation to a clergyman. I now think it right to inform Your Grace that another gentleman was strongly recommended to me and I thought it adviseable to see him and have some conversation with him on his opinions with regard to church matters. This was the Rev. G. Fenton now residing at Redcar who was anxious to obtain the living and was recommended to me by the Rev. Mr. Postlethwaite the incumbent of Coatham. This latter gentleman is generally supposed to entertain very High Church Principles. He has services on Saints Days, Matins and Vespers (I believe daily), Offertorys every Sunday which he states to be in order to raise money for the necessary repairs of the Church - as church rates cannot be raised there. I have no hesitation in saying that I highly disapprove of all these things and therefore enquired of Mr. Fenton what his views were with regard to them. I found that he approved of and justified them all, tho' he perhaps might not have put in practice the Offertory every Sunday....I wrote on Thursday last telling him that I could not recommend him to Your Grace for this incumbency. I enclose to you the answer which I received from him yesterday evening in order that Your Grace may see that there is one person at least who thinks you have entrusted the nomination of clergyman to a very unworthy individual. I will only add that I never asked him to give up the Athanasian Creed but I stated the fact that the late Mr. Wilkinson never read it and that I thought him very right not to do so, and with regard to the Festivals I expressed my disapprobation of observing them particularly in a country parish like this where I believe people never would attend the services on those days and where they never have been accustomed to them. With regard to the expressed wish of very many of the people that he should be their pastor I have never heard of that wish being expressed except by one man and that man is a Dissenter who never attends the church. I have no wish to conceal my sincere and conscientious opinions and I am sure Your Grace will act as you think right with regard to my recommendation."
P.S. in similar vein.

[no title]  DD/E/215/98-99  30 March 1855

Thomas Ebor. [Thos. Musgrave, archbishop of York], at 41 Belgrave Square, London, to brother Charles: Written on his birthday - solemn thoughts should occupy mind during intervals of unavoidable business. After two illnesses of past year feels that continuance of life more precarious and end cannot be very far off approaching as I am to the Psalmist's term of three score years and ten; would desire to set house in order and by closer communion with God to be daily more prepared for the great change. Referred correspondent in case concerning Mr. A. to bishop of Ripon in whose diocese he lived. Went to Drawing Room yesterday - not a full day, many people away, weather so cold and cheerless. Own turn to preach at Chapel Royal day after tomorrow. The archbishop of Canterbury asked me if I felt up to the work myself, intimating that if not he would preach for me. But I am quite equal to that small space though I decline regular itinerating discourses in large churches for the present year at least - as I am ordered to do. Proposal to give a lending library to parish of Bishopthorpe - "There is the remnant of one in the school but the books are of a kind so little acceptable that they lie unused..." Have had Lord Blandford and Dr. Baylee of Birkenhead here on subject of charter for that institution, etc.
Also cover - endorsed: From the archbishop on his birthday.

[no title]  DD/E/215/100  7 April 1855

Wm. Selwyn at Ely to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Chiefly re. archbishop's wish re. provision for allowing chapters to borrow on security of estates "this subject has not been forgotten; in the last paper of propositions on Revenue this was included, both as regards any extensive reparations of fabric and also in the case of rectorial tithes when the chancel requires extensive repair. The dean has just published some remarks on Lord Blandford's bill which I hope will help to annihilate it; Lord B. has made a shameful use of the information given in our 1st Report, taking the very highest revenue of 7 years and stating it as the annual revenue and on this wrong statement he raises a most unfair argument for transferring all chapter property to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners."

[no title]  DD/E/215/101-102  11 & 21 May 1855

Rev. Isaac Morgan at Brynyreheu, near Abergsburth to addressee unknown: Sends papers for ordination with subsequent request for return of testimonials as informed by bishop that cannot ordain him at next ordination.

[no title]  DD/E/215/103  18 May 1855

Jacob est Shelaby at 10 Carlisle St., Soho Square, London, to archbishop of York [Musgrave] at 41 Belgrave Square, London: Sends 2 copies of his book and hopes "that the interest you have already evinced for me will be increased by your perusal of the account therein detailed. My friend Mr. Rogers is about to start for Palestine very shortly, so that I shall be left alone my anticipations not thoroughly realized and indeed the object of my mission incomplete. May I therefore beg you to exert your influence amongst your friends and endeavour to induce them to assist my cause."

[no title]  DD/E/215/104  9 June 1855

C. Thurlow at Malpas, Cheshire, to archbishop of York [Thos. Musgrave]: Written to Mr. Thiselton requesting him to prepare deed which he advises as requisite to Thurlow's formal resignation of canonry; reluctantly severs connection with diocese associated in remembrance with hopes and labors of early ministry but believes decision right and will rejoice to learn that a worthy man has replaced his vacant place.
Sensible of and grateful for kind expressions used respecting Thurlow's removal from the Minster [York] as well as for permission at some future day to revisit Bishop Sharpe.
[Black mourning border on writing paper.]
Endorsed: Chancellor Thurlow on resignation.

[no title]  DD/E/215/105  2 July n.d. c.1855?

Rev. Sidney Osborne (?) at Dinnerton, Blandford Dors to "my dear lord": Congratulations on present position and recovery from late accident. Plea of proud cleric conscious of his worth for help - "I believe I have now worked for 17 years as hard in my profession as most people..... may lay claim to having done the public some service by a long and determined upholding of the cause of the poor..... now with weakened health and failing spirits - usual return - many enemies - few friends.... believed Lord Portman(?) about this living - it was to be a paradise of 500£ a year clean. I found it neglected in every possible way, the people all that was bad, the church a pigstye, the rectory worse - by dint of quarelling with him I have got a new church." Queen Anne's bounty money used to build rectory, coaxed people into order, curate to pay, poor rates, land tax and Queen Anne's Bounty "whole net income from all sources is not £300 a year - with 4 children..... dilemma - I cannot educate my children." Plea for stall etc. which would provide but £200 a year clear; at times just despairs, enlarges on state of poor - reared as animals. Nothing but a sense of real want would drive him to a favor of anyone - "A sister in law pays for a governess but my boy is still at a private school because I cannot move him.", etc.

[no title]  DD/E/215/106  6 August 1855

Astronomer Royal at Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Informing him of death of Rev. R. Sheepshanks struck down by apoplexy. "He had been engaged much in the troublesome business of preparing standards of length and as in every thing that he undertook, he did the whole work himself and involved his whole soul in the anxieties of overcoming the difficulties which successively presented themselves. I have no doubt that this greatly accelerated his death."

[no title]  DD/E/215/107  30 Aug. 1855

Dr. W. Whewell at Trinity Lodge, Cambridge, to archbishop of York: Archbishop had expressed interest re. appointment to office of schoolmaster at Alleyn's School, Uttoxeter - "We have just appointed to that office the Rev. Wm. Woodis Harvey, B.A., of this college who took his degree in 1853 and was then a Senior Optima. He is highly spoken by those who know him here. The litigation about the Alleyn property is still subjudice...."

[no title]  DD/E/215/108  9 Dec. 1855

Jacob est Shelaby at 10 Carlisle St., Soho Square, London, to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Refers to earlier favourable notice of a petition "from my brethren the Samaritans of Nablous (Sychar)." Begs again for favor of benevolent consideration as wishing shortly to return to native country and trusts that be able to prove to brethren that England feels sympathy & is willing to lend as helping hand to those in distress. Bishop of London & earl of Shaftesbury taken great interest in cause; addresses him as one of heads of Church of England "feeling persuaded that Your Grace must take an interest in the wonderfully preserved remnant of so peculiar a people whose history is recorded in Holy Writ."
Endorsed: Sent onto Rev. W.D. Veitch

[no title]  DD/E/215/109-110  12 April 1856

Letter from Lord John Russell to archbishop of York at Belgrave Square, London: Marked confidential and also private on cover. Inquiry as to character of Mr. Hartshorne - "Among those who have been named to me for the deanery of Hereford is Mr. Hartshorne. He is a Herefordshire man and has considerable knowledge and taste for antiquities and architecture. Lord Spencer knows him well. Do you know anything of him?

[no title]  DD/E/215/111-112  31 July 1856

L. Lushington at Ockham Park, Ripley Surr. to Mrs. Musgrave at Bishopthorpe, York: Great pleasure to read Lord Duncan's statement that archbishop recovering from severe illness; sent and called many times in Belgrave Square to enquire after him, etc. Also cover, postmark.

[no title]  DD/E/215/113  21 May 1857

Thomas Musgrave archbishop of York, in London, to his brother Charles: By mournful death of poor Mr. Freshfield probable that you may not feel it right to come to my dinner next Tuesday. Charles dined here yesterday with a large party, 18 of us, remarked appeared out of spirits and not as usual he told Catherine how shocked he had been in calling to enquire after Mr. Freshfield, to learn that he had died in the morning of yesterday. Pleased with brother's charge, urges him to read it again in print, touched on many of same points. "I did not go to House of Lords on the Divorce debate. I was told not to go. The Bishop of Oxford got all his argument, his Greek too and Latin from a pamphlet just published by Mr. Keble."

[no title]  DD/E/215/114  15 Sept. 1857

Lord Granvill at Balmoral to archbishop of York [Thos. Musgrave]: Writes to ask whether His Grace had any objection to appointment of Rev. [name cut out] incumbent of Lache cum Saltney, nr. Chester, as an Assistant Inspector of Church Schools.
Endorsed: Lord Granvill on Mr. Temple.

[no title]  DD/E/215/115  27 June 1858

[Lord] Redesdale at Park Place to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Information that he has given notice for Friday 16th July and propose then to move for copies of Acts of Convocation in province of Canterbury at sessions of 29 June 1855 & 6 Feb. 1857 as related to any communications made to Convocation of York, together with replies. Also to copy of Queen's writ to archbishop of York directing the assembling of Convocation of province of York on 18 Dec. 1857.

[no title]  DD/E/215/116  14 Aug. 1858

[Rev.] Wm. Sharp at Doncaster to archbishop of York [Thos. Musgrave]: Evident from tone of archbishop's letter that he has incurred displeasure. Confusion re. consecration service and misunderstanding with Mr. Thisleton and Mr. Denison. Your Grace's wishes as explained in letter shall be strictly complied with re. consecration. Adds as afterthought "that in compliance with your wishes I have introduced much to his gratification and delight Mr. Measure's (?) book of Psalmody. I found at first considerable opposition from some of my principal people who are much attached from habit to their present collection but it is gradually I find subsiding for the other clergymen in the parish are about to follow my example..... most grateful letter and a present of two hundred copies for distribution amongst the poor."

[no title]  DD/E/215/117-118  13 Sept. 1858(?)

Dr. Wm. Sharpe at Doncaster to archbishop of York [Thos. Musgrave]: Arrangements re. consecration of two churches in Doncaster, suggestions re. preachers, local situation. Sends archbishop a copy of intended proceedings for approval re. days appointed for consecration of churches; preaches same as writer mentioned to archbishop at time of Confirmation held at Doncaster with exception of dean of Canterbury who has other engagements on Friday; had wished to have substituted in his place either bishop of Bath and Wells or his 'Lordship' of Durham but Mr. Childers "for reasons he can best explain to your Grace, begs I will not ask the former and the latter is, I regret to say, prevented coming by his engagements in his own diocese. As therefore Professor Selwyn has not only been a liberal pecuniary contributor, but has also just sent to us a most beautiful and expensive marble font, I hope your Grace will not object to his being named as one of the preachers." Would have preferred only two services on Thursday but committee desirous to accomodate all those persons who cannot find room in the morning and may wish to return to their distant homes by daylight instead of remaining for the evening service. Glad to understand from the mayor that you (the archbishop) highly approved or rather sanctioned arrangement of sittings and to learn from Mr. Denison that all misunderstandings with regard to consecration removed. "It was, I verily believe, far from his intention to give offence, but he has a too plain and blunt manner of expressing himself and your Grace cannot imagine the very great difficulty I sometimes have in bearing with him and conceding to his wishes. As however he has been such a very liberal contributor both in time and money to my church I have hitherto borne with him, tho' I shall always regret that by his unguarded expressions he should have excited your Grace's displeasure and thereby caused me the mortification to receive the only unpleasant letter ever addressed to me by my diocesan during my long incumbency of this place. "Also envelope endorsed - Dr. Sharpe on Consecration. Received and answered 14 Sept. 1858(?).

[no title]  DD/E/215/119  6 May 1859

Thomas Ebor. [Thomas Musgrave, archbishop of York], in London, to his brother archdeacon Charles Musgrave: Will keep application for the Governesses Benevolent Institution and if he can will vote for party named. We have the bishop of Ripon and Mrs. Bickersteth coming to dine this afternoon. They will only meet Vernon and Frances, Miss Taylor and Mr. Richard Cavendish. "Charles promised to come but cannot as he was 'previously engaged to some old Lady in Regents Park', he says. He did this once before last month." Efforts to get Vernon elected to club, reminisces that he himself has been a member of the Club for 35 years, elected 1824. "I had a letter from Sir C. Wood this morning; he has given Ulley (near Rotherham) to Mr. Bland on the resignation at last of Mr. Burn which was a good riddance though it has cost me some money and trouble to effect it. The fellow had never yet paid the charges upon his admission to the benefice and never will, and I pay all the charges of his resignation for he has nothing wherewith to pay. He is greatly in debt in the neighbourhood. Sir Henry Boynton of Burton Agnes has presented his brother to the vacant rectory of Barmston once held by Old Mr. Gilby, father of our friend. We have a Bounty Board today where expect to meet most of the bishops who may be in London. My dinner for the Queen's birthday is to be on Thursday the 19th instant. I fear you are not likely to be in London. The invitations go out today. I sat half an hour with my old friend the bishop of Ely yesterday. He mentioned having seen you at the funeral of the dean. Lord Godolphin by the death of his relative becomes duke of Leeds. I hope he gets the estates or most of them for he greatly needs such addition. Catherine sends her love."

[no title]  DD/E/215/120  7 July 1859

A.C. London [Archibald Campbell Tait] bishop of London, at Fulham Palace, to archbishop of York [Musgrave]: Re. letter from son of old friend and instructor Sir Daniel Sandford, Greek Professor at Glasgow, whether His Grace would approve of a gentleman in Scotch [Episcopal] orders if appointed an Inspector of church schools in York province. Discussion on subject of deaneries of York, Wells & Salisbury; claim of deans acknowledged by a majority of two, but Ecclesiastical Commissioners on this occasion attended by Lord Palmerston, Granvill etc. all of whom voted with minority.

[no title]  DD/E/215/121  11 July 1859

Thomas Ebor. [Thomas Musgrave archbishop of York] at Bishopthorpe YKSWR to brother Charles: Vernon and he returned on Thursday from circuit of confirmation etc., great pleasure to have him - intelligence and aptness for business great help and comfort. Tomorrow I hope to Confirm at Branton YKSWR and having to entertain the Judges this week we mean to go to Scarborough early next week for ten days or so, when I have two churches to consecrate, one near Barnsley YKSWR one near Etton (YE), besides some 14 burial grounds in different and distant parts of the diocese. Weather so sultry and enfeebling that feels it wise to rest a while and resort to the seaside. Pleasant meetings on late route, only one wet and comfortless day at Badsworth YKSWR and Royston YKSWR but must in future avoid hot seasons and hold confirmations in September and if possible some in early Spring. Heard Charles had enjoyed London trip to the end. Mr. Wm. Howard seemed to say he had pretty good notion as to who would be vicar of Leeds, thinks he is premature in such notion but no positive means of judging, people here appear to think that Mr. Robinson has a good chance. Asks that God grant Armistice may end in settled peace.

[no title]  DD/E/215/122  26 Oct. 1859

Archbishop of York [Thomas Musgrave] at Bishopthorpe YKSWR to Archdeacon Musgrave [his brother Charles]: Vernon [Musgrave] had written re. happy event which had occurred sooner than expected; regrets that Charles has to go out so much when suffering from a bad cold, he himself has determined to lie in bed for a day if suffering from a cold as speediest and safest way of recovery and Dr. Simpson urges staying within doors at least - "But with a cold to have to preach is too hazardous for anybody and may be encountered once too often and perhaps for the last opportunity! The consecration week will be too much for any one even in strong health. But why should you go to all their follies and nonsense! The luncheon for £400! and the monster tea party! What egregious ostentation and self complacency! As to the comfort of your guests and looking after them, I presume they will be all or mostly men. And I always leave men to take care of themselves which they always do and always did when I was at Bristol and Hereford, before I was married, and do now without any other aid. The hearty welcome is all they want. By some little mistake our rooms at Scarbro' will not be ready for us till the party occupying will not leave sooner, as we have received notice this morning. So on Friday (D.V.) we shall go to the Royal Hotel. We had decided on going today and so were obliged to put off the bishop of London and Mrs. Tait who offered to come to us as today, this is very unlucky as we should have been so glad to see them. However, if life be spared here shall hope to see them next year as they travel into The bishop of Oxford, who is to preach at the Minster on the organ opening day is to be the guest of the dean. I shall not be able to attend the ceremony having months before fixed to be at Scarbro'."

[no title]  DD/E/215/123  4 Nov. 1859

Thos. Ebor. as above at Scarborough to brother Charles: Glad business went to his satisfaction at New Church. "There was much to offend an absent friend of our Church. First of all, the name of the Church "All Souls" which is a Romish and not a Protestant name and is highly objectionable. Next "dedication" not consecration as heretofore. As to the luncheon I hope the good fare provided for the empty stomachs of the people was better than the poetry provided for the singers - For I never read less appropriate, more meagre and ungrammatical lines in my life - especially for the toast No. 7 to be proposed by yourself 'the health of the Founder and Mrs. A'. I suppose the 'poetry' was homemade. How immeasureably tedious the whole affair must have been.... The placard you mention is a most wicked and unsufferable attempt to injure a great cause through a principal actor in its behalf. Such diabolical attempts should be traced out and punished as they deserve to be; but perhaps it may be easier to disregard and despise them. We hope you got some game from Bishopthorpe which Doughty forwarded. We unluckily forgot to send you a basket sooner..."
News re. various families.
P.S. "I do hope you will put on and keep on during the whole time you are in the Minster at York next Thursday, the black velvet cape. T.H. Croft will be sure to wear his as he always does - and pray do not run risks, the service will be 3 hours long at least."

[no title]  DD/E/215/124  7 July 1861

Randall Palmer at Richmond to "Dear Musgrave": Thanks him for kind note "which though written under the impression that I was to be Attorney General is equally to the purpose with reference to my present office: with which I am quite content. I also thought of dear Sir James Freshfield when this promotion came to me. I owe it, I am sure, to him as much as to any man." Would like more opportunity to see him. [Not the archbishop who was dead 4 May 1860.]

[no title]  DD/E/215/125  5 Oct. 1861

Randall Palmer at Mixbury, Brackley, Nhant, to "my dear Musgrave [not the archbishop of York for he died 4 May 1860 but probably his brother]: Assures him of best services for any object interesting or important to him. "In the present instance I have no hesitation in using (valeat quantum) whatever influence I may have with the Lord Chancellor to promote your object."

[no title]  DD/E/215/126  7 Nov., 1861

Randall Palmer at 6 Portland Place, London, to "Dear Musgrave" [the archbishop died 4 May 1860 so this addressee is probably his brother Charles]: Lord Chancellor has authorized him to tell Musgrave that he is prepared to consent to the exchange of livings, objections which he first entertained being removed on further consideration. Had hoped that this announcement would have removed all further difficulty out of way but now learns that other party to proposed exchange has altered his mind so that Lord Chancellor's consent now of no use to Musgrave.

[no title]  DD/E/215/127  12 May 1864

Lord Irvine [on House of Commons notepaper] to Mr. Musgrave [not the archbishop who was dead by 4 May 1860]: Handed letter to colleague who is to be one of Select Committee on Highway Act Amendment Bill & who has promised to have question ventilated.

Correspondents include Palmerston and the Rev. Sydney Smith.  DD/E/216/1-11  1828-1901

Substantially an original bundle which had been disordered. See other parts of this section for related material.

[no title]  DD/E/216/1  1828

Visa for Benjamin Bayfield issued by republic of Peru.

[no title]  DD/E/216/2  11 April 1828

Passport issued to Benjamin Bayfield in Republica Peruana.

[no title]  DD/E/216/3  28 Feb. 1836

Letters testimonial of Wm. [Howley] archbishop of Canterbury at request of archbishop of York on admission of Benjamin Bayfield, B.A., Catharine Hall, Cambridge, to order of deacon. Parch. Sig. & archiepiscopal seal of Canterbury.

[no title]  DD/E/216/4  29 Feb. 1836

Licence issued by Edward [Venables Vernon Harcourt] archbishop of York to Benjamin Bayfield, clerk, B.A., to perform office of curate in parish church of Halifax during archbishop's pleasure, on nomination by Rev. Chas. Musgrave, vicar of Halifax. Stipend £125, paid by Musgrave; to reside in parish.
Sig. & seal of archbishop of York.

[no title]  DD/E/216/5  30 July c.1840?

Letter addressed to Lord bishop of Hereford: congratulates Musgrave on "your charge which is calculated to do good service to the cause we have at heart..... I hope that on your return to London you find Mrs. Musgrave quite recovered...."

[no title]  DD/E/216/6  28 Oct. 1843

Rev. Sydney Smith at 56 Green Street, Grosvenor Square, London, to bishop of Hereford: "I find I have made many good men very happy by giving Edmonton to Thomas Taite. Men who loved his father and appreciated him as I did... I am alone in London; came up for the purpose of doing duty at St. Pauls but remaining to repose on a sofa with the gout in my knee. I never saw such an affecting scene as when I went down to Edmonton to announce to them the news."

[no title]  DD/E/216/7  31 May 1848

W. Whewell at Christie's Hotel, St. Jame's Park [London] to archbishop of York: Suppliant letter on behalf of nephew to archbishop of York as a trustee of Cholmley's Charities -... "some of which are given for enabling the sons of clergymen to continue their education at the University of Cambridge. I take the liberty of entreating your Grace's favourable consideration of an application for one of these exhibitions by a nephew of mine, a son of the Rev. James Stotter, vicar of Wormenhall near Thame [Bucks.]. Mr. Stotter is a very zealous, and I believe, a very useful clergyman and has been so in several previous parishes. His income is very small (very little above £100 a year) and and he has five children; one of whom is now a Freshman at Trinity College and it is on his behalf that I wish to appeal to your kindness. The young man will, I am persuaded from all I have seen of him, merit your protection by his good conduct. It will be a great relief to his father to have the expense of his College education lightened and will enable him to give more to the education of his other sons. Under these circumstances you will not be surprised at my feeling very solicitous to obtain your kind consideration of his case, I beg you to excuse my importunity...."

[no title]  DD/E/216/8  10 July 1855

Lord Granville in London to archbishop of York: Informs him that with archbishop's concurrence he proposes to recommend Rev. Fredrick Temple late Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, to be appointed by Queen in Council one of H.M.'s Inspectors of Schools in conformity with order in Council of 10 Aug. 1840.
"Mr. Temple has lately filled the office of Principal of Kneller Hall and I believe your Grace is acquainted with the high character which he bears for ability, knowledge and judgment."

[no title]  DD/E/216/9  15 July 1856

Viscount Palmerston [he had become Prime Minister 6 Feb. 1855] at Downing Street, London, to archbishop of York: Acknowledges receipt of archbishop's letter of 12 July expressing approval of proposed resignation of his bishopric by bishop of Durham.

[no title]  DD/E/216/10  27 Jan. 1859

T. Denison at Leamington Warks. to Rev. W.H. Hicks: Vague letter, apologises cannot recall names of gentlemen referred to - was one of them Williams?... Rev. David Williams. If so he is at this moment temporarily engaged near Ledsbury but the name and the place has escaped me. However, a letter to him - Camp House, Weston Super Mare would find him.

[no title]  DD/E/216/11  12 Feb. 1901

Robert Gregory, [dean of St. Paul's] at the Deanery, St. Paul's E.C. to addressee unknown: obliged for what you have kindly done for Miss Butler and for letter telling me about it. "She is a good woman, most anxious to do what good she can in her day and generation. I have known her since she was a child as I knew her father very well."

Correspondents include Melbourne, Lord John Russell and bishops; subjects chiefly convocation and church affairs.  DD/E/217/1-38  1837-1882

Substantially an original bundle but had been disordered. See other parts of this section for related material.

[no title]  DD/E/217/1  28 March 1837

Viscount Melbourne at Woburn Abbey to Professor Musgrave at Cambridge [before Musgrave became bishop of Hereford and then archbishop of York]: Sounds him out on actual state of public opinion on measure lately proposed to Parliament for extinction of church rates -... "What are the prevailing sentiments upon this subject at Cambridge both amongst the friends and the enemies of the present government. I am more particularly anxious with respect to the former as I have heard...... that Professor Sedgwick has declared his opinion to be extreme upon this question.... I believe that your appointment has been already signed by His Majesty. Direct your answer to Downing Street."

[no title]  DD/E/217/2  28 June 1837

J.H. Gloucester and Bristol [James Henry Monk, bishop of Gloucester and Bristol 1830-1856. By order in council 5 Oct. 1836 see of Bristol was joined to Gloucester and bishop styled 'of Gloucester and Bristol' until 1897 when sees again divided] to dean of Bristol: Misunderstanding between dean and chapter and bishop over property - "since I wrote to you, I have seen the resolutions addressed by your chapter to the Ecclesiastical Commission and I feel that it would be wrong not to notice the manner in which my communication to the Body in the time of your predecessor is mentioned in the 4th resolution: I allude to the words "That the sum demanded by the bishop of the diocese, viz. £2,500 far exceeds the utmost value etc. The matter here referred to is quite present to my recollection; it was in fact what I will now explain. The deputies appointed by the city of Bristol to make representations on the subject of the Bishoprick to the Commissioners had declared their opinion that the value of the site and materials of the late Palace was somewhere between £2,000 and £3,000. This was the only information upon the subject of which the Board was in possession. As soon as I saw the premises I formed a strong opinion that it was on every account expedient that they should belong to the dean and chapter for the various reasons expressed in your resolutions and for some other reasons equally valid. In this opinion I found that the Prebendary then in residence warmly concurred and I thought with him that the danger of an open competition for these premises in which some persons might be induced to outbid the chapter should if possible be avoided. Accordingly he after consulting the dean by letter expressed to me his wish that some sum might be named to the chapter meeting which was about to take place (in December I think) as that for which they might become purchasers. With the view of promoting an object which I thought important, I did not hesitate to name the sum which was the mean of the two named to the Commission..... I never professed to do more than disclose my readiness to recommend to the Board of which I was a member to sell the property if that mean sum were approved by the chapter. My hope was that my so doing might at least have opened a negotiation. You will see that what I did, I did at the wish as I thought of your Body, that I couldnot in my then state of information have named a smaller sum and you will now judge how far my share in the transaction deserves to be spoken of in an angry tone.
At all events my agency ended here..."

[no title]  DD/E/217/3  18 Nov. 1847

C. St. David's [Connop Thirlwall, bishop of St. David's 1840-1874] to bishop of Hereford [Musgrave]:
Congratulations on approaching elevation to archbishopric of York - "...I am a loser by a change which removes you from comparative neighbourhood to so great a distance."

[no title]  DD/E/217/4-5  19 Nov. 1847

H. Worcestor [Henry Pepys, bishop of Worcestor 1841-1860] at Hartlebury Castle, near Stourport, to Thomas Musgrave, bishop of Hereford, archbishop elect of York: Congratulations on promotion to archbishopric of York and request for son to succeed father in living. "- And now having offered you my congratulations on this event so important to you, I must claim yours in return on an event of indeed a different kind but at least equally interesting to me. My eldest daughter is engaged to be married to the Rev. Edward Ingram, eldest son of Rev. E.W. Ingram, canon of Worcestor and rector of Ribbesford in your diocese. Now the only way by which the necessary income for the young couple can be raised is by the following arrangement for which I beg earnestly to request your consent.
The father proposes to resign the rectory of Ribbesford in favour of his son, who will then hold it together with Stanford, his present living. The population of Stanford is only 165 while that of Ribbesford is under 3,000 so that there is no clause in the Plurality Act against those two livings being held together with your consent and under a dispensation from the archbishop of Canterbury.
The distance between the two churches is only eight miles and not more than five from the parsonage at Stanford to the extreme part of Ribbesford, and as Mr. Ingram, senior, is obliged to reside so much at Worcestor being not only canon but treasurer to the chapter, I am satisfied that the parish of Ribbesford will be much better looked after by an active young man residing permanently within eight miles and of course keeping a curate at Ribbesford than it would be if still held by the father. With your permission therefore Mr. Ingram, senior, will immediately resign Ribbesford and then forward to you through your secretary Mr. Evans the usual application to the archbishop for a dispensation enabling his son to hold Ribbesford with Stanford. We are very anxious that this arrangement should be completed before you cease to be bishop of Hereford as an early day is fixed for the wedding and we think that the proposed income arising from these two livings should be previously provided.
P.S. Mr. Ingram would have written to you himself but he imagined that being more conversant with these matters than he is I should be better able to explain them. I presume that you will transact business as bishop of Hereford till you have been elected archbishop by the chapter of York."
With cover.

[no title]  DD/E/217/6-7  13 Dec. 1847

S. Oxon. [Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of Oxford 1845-1869] at Cuddesdon Palace Oxon to archbishop of York:
Congratulations on appointment to see of York. Reference to tie through brother Archdeacon Wilberforce - Oculus Episcopi.
With cover stamped and postmarked.

[no title]  DD/E/217/8  10 Feb. 1848

S. Oxon. [Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of Oxford 1845-1869] at Burton Agnes (YE.) to archbishop of York: Finds on list of Almonry pensioners several of poor of Bishop Thorpe to whom late archbishop [Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt] was in habit of conveying these alms. Asks if archbishop wishes to continue connection with poor in neighbourhood of Palace at Bishopthorpe and whether and in what way money with a list of pensioners be sent to him.

[no title]  DD/E/217/9  13 Sept. 1848

S. Oxon. [Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of Oxford 1845-1869] at Burton Agnes (YE.), to archbishop of York: Re. visit to Bishopthorpe.
Could be at York either on Tuesday or Wednesday next and must go southward on Thursday morning.

[no title]  DD/E/217/10  2 June 1856

S. Oxon. [Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of Oxford 1845-1869] at 26 Pall Mall [London] to archbishop of York:
Deputed to submit enclosed papers to him agreed by those whose signatures appended and to enquire whether archbishop would authorize him to add name and if so what number of copies he would desire for York diocese. Earnest hope that archbishop convalescent.

[no title]  DD/E/217/11  10 Oct. 1857

S. Oxon [Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of Oxford 1845-1869] at Deanery, Chester, to archbishop of York:
Nephew and godson Wm. F. Wilberforce inmate of Cuddesdon Theological Training College has received a title for orders from Rev. Frederick Simmons of South Dalton near Beverley in archbishop's diocese - "It would be a peculiar pleasure to me who stand now in low parentis to him to be allowed to ordain him... deacon on Your Grace's behalf..."
Endorsed: Bishop of Oxford on nephew.

[no title]  DD/E/217/12  13 Oct. 1857

S. Oxon [Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of Oxford 1845-1869] at Deanery, Chester, to archbishop of York: Acknowledges kind letter of archbishop on which he will act - re. nephew and ordination.

[no title]  DD/E/217/13  8 Jan. 1848

J.P. Manchester [James Prince Lee, bishop of Manchester 1848-1869, first occupant of the see] at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, Pall Mall, London, to archbishop of York: Sincere thanks for letter and approval of bishops of Worcestor and Carlisle as consecrating bishops [Lee was to be consecrated bishop of Manchester 23 Jan. 1848] and Rev. John Garbett as preacher at consecration - "In accordance with the permission granted in your letter I have ventured to fix Sunday 23 Jan. as the day, at Whitehall Chapel, which will I trust meet your Grace's approval. I return to Birmingham D.V. this evening when I shall hope to hear from you that the arrangement will suit you. The confirmation of my election took place this morning at St. James' Church. A most unfortunate attempt at opposition was made but immediately put down."

[no title]  DD/E/217/14-15  25 Feb. 1848

Lord John Russell to archbishop of York: Happy to present him at Leveé on Thursday next.
With cover. Endorsed Lord J. Russell.
On presentation at court.

[no title]  DD/E/217/16  4 March c.1850

E. Dunelm [Edward Maltby, bishop of Durham 1836-1856] at Auckland Castle Durh to archbishop of York: Agrees with archbishop's paper and asks name to be subscribed to it; convinced of absolute necessity of steps being taken to check evils arising from introduction of novelties, want of uniformity in conducting services, and independence which so many of clergy affect towards bishops with whom they differ, etc. Views on Tractarians, Curates' Aid Society, Patronage Scheme, Parsonage Houses, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/217/17  12 May 1851

Note from bishop of Exeter [Henry Philpotts, bishop of Exeter 1831-1869] to archbishop of York: Regrets that cannot have honour of dining with archbishop on 31 May as will then be engaged on his visitation.

[no title]  DD/E/217/18  28 April 1852

J.H. Gloucester and Bristol [James Henry Monk, bishop of Gloucester and Bristol 1830-1856; by order in council 5 October 1836 the see of Bristol was joined to that of Gloucester and bishop styled 'of Gloucester and Bristol' until 1897 when sees again divided] to archbishop of York: Hope to have honour of waiting on him on Thursday May 13 at 7 o'clock. "I cannot forbear adding my thanks for a kind note which I received from you at Brighton which was extremely gratifying to my feelings."
Endorsed: Bishop of Gloucester (on note about Horfield).

[no title]  DD/E/217/19  2 Nov. c.1852; Watermark: 1852

J.B. Cantuar [John Bird Sumner, archbishop of Canterbury 1848-1862] at Addington Kent to archbishop of York: Gives account of proposed plan of proceedings at opening of Convocation at Canterbury "Our trysting day will be Nov. 12 when the address will be proposed. I think that in the Upper House, the Contents will have the majority. In the Lower House, the Agitators. But not very large, and not without great opposition. May God defend the right!"

[no title]  DD/E/217/20  5 Nov. 1852

Memorial of Convocation at York to archbishop of York: Several important protests and petitions have this day been presented in Convocation signed by large numbers of the clergy and laity of the province which require thought and deliberation; prayer to His Grace to convene Convocation for consideration of same at early day. Signatures include Robert Wilberforce archdeacon of the East Riding [before his secession to Rome], Charles Thorpe, archdeacon of Durham, Edward Churton, archdeacon of Cleveland and various proctors.

[no title]  DD/E/217/21  7 March 1853

Ashton Benden at Pluckley Rectory Kent to archbishop of York: Re. short services he has compiled from the liturgy - "Many clergymen feel with me that some short service in the week with a very simple exposition of scripture is desirable to meet the wants of our poor and ignorant people. And in the absence of any form being authorized I have ventured to compile two from the the liturgy preferring as much as possible (especially in the first) the model and plan of our ordinary church service. I shall be thankful if the short forms which I have published should meet with your Grace's approval. And I may perhaps be allowed to express a hope that some short liturgical service may one day be authorized. I feel sure that it would be a great boon to the Church."

[no title]  DD/E/217/22-23  24 April 1854

A. Sidgwick at the Royal Hotel, Lowestoft, to Archdeacon Musgrave at the Vicarage, Halifax: Reminiscences of earlier days together and contrasts between Lowestoft in 1812 and 1854.
"I used to call you Charles in 1812 when we were living here; and why should I not call you Charles still?, though 42 years have rolled off the spindle of old Time and you are become a venerable archdeacon? The last time I was with you here was in 1817 when I rode over with you and dear old Bill from Yarmouth... in the hopes of curing my gout and bad tempers by hot salt baths I resolved to stay here a day or two.... This morning we had a storm with hail and sleet but it cleared up and I took a walk as far as the old lighthouse and the old signal station. The old town is very little changed but about half a mile to the south of the old bath house they have created a fine harbour. A new town has risen around it and beyond it is the grand Royal Hotel in which I am now writing.
Beyond the Hotel still farther south is a grand esplanade and luxurious buildings no one ever thought of in the days you used to fall asleep while I was lecturing you out of Wood's Mechanics....I enquired for the key of the church and found it with a tottering, breathless old clerk. So I hired a fly and drove him to the church.... ¾ of a mile from the main street. He told me that he remembered our party at the Queen's Head. He shook his head when he spoke of us.
We danced and sang and went to wicked plays, all which the old man thought abominating.... The Queen's Head is down and on its site is a new market place...." Recollections of people and lodgings including - "I found the house unchanged where Cook and Belgrave lodged. Poor Cook died in Arabia on the back of a camel. He made his will with a Jesuit just before he died and left me a book as a token of his regard..
But I must stop. A striking town has risen on the flat where in our times there were only a few curing houses.
The sea has receded considerably.
The white surf is pounding at the sand break and at sea just as it used to do and about 70 vessels are lazily riding at anchor in the roadstead waiting for change of wind or tides."
Also cover with postmarks and stamp.

[no title]  DD/E/217/24  31 April 1854

A. Llandaff [Alfred Ollivant, bishop of Llandaff 1849-1882] at Bishops Court, Llandaff, to archbishop of York: Thanks him for kind reply to request re. place for brother? - "not so much for any slight expectations it might suggest of my wish being realized for I well know how many difficulties there may be in the way, so that with the best desire to serve me you may have no opportunity of doing so, or be prevented by more pressing claims, but for its friendly tone and for your having received my communication with such kindly feeling. I thought that to you I might presume to write a letter which I could not have done to many others; and the result has shown I was not mistaken. I am very sorry that you have been so seriously indisposed and hope that the inconvenience may speedily pass away."
Endorsed: Bishop of Llandaff - on brother.

[no title]  DD/E/217/25  5 July 1854

C.J. London [Charles James Blomfield, bishop of London 1828-1856] at Fulham to archbishop of York: Thanks him for trouble taken with accounts as will other co-trustee "I am really so oppressed with business that I could not have found time to go through the accounts." Glad to receive good report of archbishop's health.
Endorsed: Bishop of London, on Cholmy accounts.

[no title]  DD/E/217/26  8 Dec. 1854

J.B. Cantuar [John Bird Sumner, archbishop of Canterbury 1848-1862] at Addington Kent to archbishop of York. Happy to set both his person and conscience at rest about meeting on Thursday which is a formal opening of Commission. "You mentioned Burden's son as candidate for the Secretaryship. But Jones in Pitt's Commission was appointed by Government."

[no title]  DD/E/217/27  2 March 1855

C. Winchester [Charles Richard Sumner, bishop of Winchester 1827-1869] to archbishop of York: Re. Q.A.B. If archbishop not present at Committee of Q.A.B. to consider annual appropriations he will not fail to attend to cases mentioned in archbishop's letter - "Pray urge the parties to offer such a sum as, in addition to £200 from the Governors, will insure the building of the house. This is the pivot on which the grant ordinarily hinges and where two thirds of the applicants must fail, it is only prudent to remove if possible the common cause of failure. Six months time will be given to applicants after a grant is made to complete offer, and if at the expiration of that period the parties offering are unable to complete their offer, the worst that happens is the lapse of the grant so that they incur no permanent liability."

[no title]  DD/E/217/28  21 June 1855

Thomas V. St. Asaph [Thomas Vowler Short, bishop of St. Asaph 1846-1870] at 22 Wimpole Street [London] to archbishop of York: Queries re. status of prebendaries and canons residentiary in chapter of York. Regrets missing him at Bishop of Londons yesterday - bishops from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Asia, Africa and America present.

[no title]  DD/E/217/29  1 Oct. 1855

C. bishop of Melbourne at Liverpool to archbishop of York: Arranged to spend Sunday 28 October at York "and as your Grace was so kind as to invite us to pay you a visit... Mrs. Perry and myself will have much pleasure in being your guests at the palace on Monday the 29th. We are engaged to go on to Ripon on Tuesday the 30th. Address will be at S. Cowper's, Welton, near Brough, E. Yorkshire.
Endorsed: Bishop of Melbourne on visit.

[no title]  DD/E/217/30  10 March 1856

H. Montagu Villiers, bishop elect of Carlisle to archbishop of York: Bishop of Ripon will put off visitation if archbishop of York desires his presence at consecration of Villiers as bishop of Carlisle.

[no title]  DD/E/217/31  14 April 1856

H. Montagu Carlisle [Henry Montagu Villiers, bishop of Carlisle 1856-1860] to archbishop of York: Regrets he cannot go to Belgravia today but anxious both to express thanks for kindness and solemnity shown by archbishop when he consecrated him as bishop of Carlisle and to enquire after archbishop's health - "I am much afraid the length of the service was too fatiguing for you. I hope a night's rest has removed the sense of fatigue and that you have not felt your chest more painful."

[no title]  DD/E/217/32  9 Feb. n.d. c.1856-1860

H. Montagu Carlisle [Henry Montagu Villiers, bishop of Carlisle 1856-1860] at Rose Castle, Carlisle, to archbishop of York: Sends him extract from letter of dean of Bristol which he thinks archbishop should see, made suggestion that he should contact archbishop. "The moment I can get south I must but I have been fully engaged here every day."

[no title]  DD/E/217/33  16 April 1858

Henry Exeter [Henry Philpotts as above] at The Clarendon, to archbishop of York: Scruples not to request assistance (as kindly offered) re. information on accomodation of people in Middlesborough on Tees church, how many sittings free, how many appropriated and of these last whether all or any are let.

[no title]  DD/E/217/34  2 July 1858

R. Ripon [Robert Bickersteth, bishop of Ripon 1857-1884], letter written on House of Lords notepaper, to archbishop of York: Pleased to reply to Lord Redesdale in House of Lords debate, will endeavour to confine himself as closely as possible to any instructions which archbishop has on subject.
Concern re. archbishop's health and wish to spare him unnecessary exertion.

[no title]  DD/E/217/35  5 Feb. 1859

A.C. London [Archibald Campbell Tait, bishop of London 1856-1868] at Fulham Palace, to archbishop of York: Subject of deaneries of Wells, Salisbury and Hereford to be brought before Ecclesiastical Commission on Thursday when case of dean of York will probably be discussed also. Solicits archbishop's views.

[no title]  DD/E/217/36  10 July 1866

C.T. Cantuar [Charles Thomas Longley, archbishop of Canterbury 1862-1868] at Lambeth Palace, London, to Archdeacon [Musgrave?]: Apologies for not thanking him earlier for charge sent which reflected problems besetting church - "It is very refreshing to me to be thus reminded from time to time of old scenes and old associations and to witness the workings of your own mind on the prominent subjects which concern the church. I am very glad you are adverse to a declaration act interpreting the rubric..... to have the Legislation thus interfering alone in matters which belong to Parliament and Convocation in concert. I will not believe that the few extreme Ritualists will persist in their course when they know that not only the whole episcopate but an overwhelming majority of their equals, the Presbyters, are adverse to their proceedings. The question of the Colonial Church is surrounded with difficulties but according to my view they might be in perfect union and communion with the Church in England without being a branch of the Established Church of England..." Thankful to be able to give good report on self and children - "Arthur is just returned from New Zealand with his Regiment, the 43rd., having been absent 3 years, sailed round the world, been in seven different engagements with the Maoris and escaped unscathed..... I send by book post a short address to Prince Arthur on his Confirmation which the Queen was pleased to approve and commanded me to publish."

[no title]  DD/E/217/37  1 June 1868

W. Ebor [Wm. Thompson, archbishop of York 1863-1890] at 55 Grosvenor Place, London S.W. to Archdeacon Musgrave: Notification that Rev. Canon Robinson appointed to examine school for present year.

[no title]  DD/E/217/38  1 Dec. 1882

J.F. Oxon [John Fielder Mackarness bishop of Oxford 1870-1888] at Cuddesdon Palace, Wheatley (0.), to Canon Musgrave: Mr. Manley Power, candidate for Holy Orders in diocese has given Musgrave as his reference. Can he be accepted without furthur enquiry as free from reproach in conduct and character and likely to prove a faithful and efficient clergyman if ordained.

Correspondence on Convocation dispute.  DD/E/218/1-31  1852-1860

See other parts of this section for related material.
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[no title]  DD/E/218/1-2  5 May 1852

Lord Redesdale at Park Place to archbishop of York at 41 Belgrave Square, London: Convocation dispute - Gives archbishop notice that on Monday next he intends to call attention of House of Lords to constitution and proceedings of the Convocation of province of York "I shall probably make some formal motion to render my speech regular but nothing more. In giving you this notice I beg to assure you that though I shall have to object to the course pursued by you on a late occasion, I have no intention of making any attack upon you or of saying anything unpleasant to you."

[no title]  DD/E/218/3-4  6 July 1852

Dr. S. Lushington at Ockham Park, Ripley Surr. to archbishop of York: Advice on Convocation dispute.

[no title]  DD/E/218/5  9 July 1852

S. Lushington at Ockham Park, Ripley Surr. to archbishop of York: Chiefly Convocation dispute.

[no title]  DD/E/218/6  9 Aug. 1852

Earl Fitzwilliam at Wentworth Woodhouse YKSWR to archbishop of York: Views on Convocation etc. - "I have just had a visit from Canon Treon about a church which he is proposing to build in Ecclesal (Sheffield). Before I give him a final answer I should like to know whether the scheme has your entire approbation, for he is a gentleman to whom I do not wish to entrust myself bound hand and foot. So, everybody knows what the archbishops of Canterbury and York think about the activity of Convocation, so says the Morning Chronicle and I am very glad to hear it. I wish the Morning Chronicle would point to the time when Convocation was active in their sense; what would the Gregorys, the Bonifaces, etc., etc., have said if the English Convocation had busied itself about religous affairs, very willing that they should grant a subsidy to the King for a crusade but very unwilling that they should discuss matters of faith or discipline - so much for Roman Catholic times. And how was it in Protestant times? Queen Elizabeth and James 1st. did not entrust these matters to Convocation any more than (if they could have helped it) they would have entrusted secular legislation to the Houses of Parliament. Could I persuade the archbishop and Mrs. Musgrave to make a visit here before Parliament meets.?"

[no title]  DD/E/218/7  1 May 1853

S. Lushington at Ockham Park, Ripley Surr. to archbishop of York: Opinions on convocation dispute, election, creation of new bishoprics, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/218/8  16 April 1856

Lord Redesdale at Park Place [London] to archbishop of York: Convocation dispute - "A petition from certain members of the Convocation of the Province of York complaining that the opportunity afforded to that of Canterbury of deliberating on church questions is denied to them and praying that the Church Discipline Bill may not be proceeded with until it has been submitted to the prelates and clergy of both provinces in Convocation. You will remember that about four years ago I raised the question in the House of Lords as to the different practise pursued as regarded the permission to deliberate between the two Convocations and I propose to discuss that subject again on the presentation of this petition which I desire therefore to fix for some day convenient to you. Would Monday 28th April be so?"

[no title]  DD/E/218/9-10  6 Feb. 1857

Dr. S. Lushington at 18 Eaton Place, Belgrave Square, London, to archbishop of York: Chiefly views on Convocation dispute.
With cover stamped and postmarked.

[no title]  DD/E/218/11  29 April 1857

Henry Hoare at 37 Fleet Street, London, to archbishop of York at Bishopthorpe: Convocation dispute - Election of proctors for clergy of northern convocation and other local circumstances prompts him to write as clergy of both provinces are to meet next Friday to choose a prolocutor. It seems to be a generally admitted fact that the deliberative action of synods must come, pleads for concession on part of archbishop.

[no title]  DD/E/218/12  n.d. c.1857

Copy of writ from Queen Victoria to E.V. archbishop of York authorizing convocation of clergy of northern province at York. [Probably connected with convocation dispute and produced as a precedent. E.V. was Edward Venables Vernon, archbishop of York 1808-1847, Musgrave's predecessor.]

[no title]  DD/E/218/13  3 March 1858

Henry Hoare at 14 New Street, Spring Gardens, to archbishop of York: Forwards account of proceedings in Upper House of Convocation on subject of cooperation of clergy and laity "In seeking for the dignitaries of our church the free exercise of privileges which the law allows although now not claimed for many years, I have had the good fortune to agree with many of our bishops, although not with all of them. Your Grace is known to be among the latter, but it has lately given me pleasure to hear that your objections are not so much personal as of a legal and technical kind... The recent division on Church Rates in the House of Commons has opened mens eyes; and such meetings as those which I contemplate are now advocated by parties who have hitherto remained quiet and passive. Unless I have good reason to think otherwise I shall assume that your Grace has no objecttion to voluntary meetings of this kind within your diocese, the laity taking part; and the same will apply to other Right Reverent Prelates in both Provinces."
Endorsed: Mr. H. Hoare on Synod.

[no title]  DD/E/218/14-15  22 March 1858

Henry Hoare at Cambridge to archbishop of York: Views on convocation, lay movement, church rates, etc. Sends copy of letter to the churchwarden of his parish, R.W. Mannering, churchwarden of Staplehurst in diocese of Canterbury - "A similar communication will probably be made to every parish in both provinces for the present aggression of Dissenters cannot be tolerated. The name of a Whig statesman, a secretary of state, who has held office with Lord Grey and Lord John Russell has been mentioned to me in connexion with a proposal which is in many respects similar to that which I have been at length constrained to submit for your Grace's approval. The clergy for the most part are only tenants for life, the laity have a deep and enduring interest in the institutions of the country; and the only question is whether they shall cooperate with the clergy on the principle of invitation or election. This was the point really before your Grace. The colonies go beyond the United States in developing the principle of popular election; and the bishop of Capetown has shown me the act, and documents of his Synod the so called lay members of which have been chosen not by Communicants only but by all declared church members. At York I shall recommend most strongly in memorial to the bishops of the Northern Province singly, not in Convocation, but apart from your Grace, in favour of the adoption of the plan alluded to in my letter to Mr. Mannering. In this plan I am well aware there can be no objection unless any given prelate thinks fit to exert his episcopal authority in favour of some scheme of election. The Canterbury Convocation has in a manner spoken without speaking. In other words its implicit assent has been given to the plan which I have long seen to be most suited to the circumstances of this realm.... At the present time apathy is impossible, and in giving your Grace the opportunity of directing a novement already begun, I may say, far advanced, I think that I have taken the proper course. Your Grace's legal advisers can have nothing to say on the matter for it is altogether a spiritual question the regulation of which must be within the heart of each bishop for himself and which he will regulate or let alone on his own personal responsibility or discretion. Your Grace is already aware that my address is at the Black Swan, York."
Also enclosed letter (printed) to R.W. Mannering, churchwarden of Staplehurst.

[no title]  DD/E/218/16  28 March 1858

Lord Redesdale at Batsford Park to archbishop of York: Convocation dispute - "I have not spoken to any one on the subject of your conversation with me on Friday in the House of Lords and will attend to your wishes that what you said should be considered private. I rejoice to hear that there is a prospect of a settlement of the dispute at York about Convocation and still more that such settlement is to be by your own proposal. I have only to add that if you think that I can in any way be of use to you in this matter you may command my services."

[no title]  DD/E/218/17  1 April 1858

Gilbert Elliott at the Deanery, Bristol, to archbishop of York: Chiefly concerned with dispute over rights of Convocation - "I despatch the Case by rail. I have taken some extracts from it to which I wish to append some observations; these I will at a further time, if you desire it, forward to you. I should be extremely sorry to permit the slightest accent of exaggeration to mingle with the statement of my opinion concerning it, and I must beg you to believe that I speak literally when I say that I do not remember ever to have met with a document professing to deal seriously with a grave subject which evinced so much inaccuracy, misrepresentation and ignorance as this. The case without a doubt was so framed as to invite some expression from Counsel in favour of some supposed right in Convocation to act in certain matters or cases independently of the permission or control of its President. Counsel seem to me very wisely to have avoided the trap..." Quotes extract from archbishops's charge "As our Convocation long since became, so it has continued to be only a form which I have no wish and certainly no authority to alter. The 'opinion' points to this declaration made by your Grace. It alleges 'that you have the authority to alter it from only being a form.' I think so too. I have no doubt that when the archbishop of York has received the commands of the Crown to convene the Convocation it is quite lawful to him to permit or instruct it to do, not only what is enumerated in the opinion, but much more and consequently that it is quite lawful or rather the duty of the Convocation that it should obey the mandates of its President in respect both of the order of its proceedings and of deliberation on matters on which the President requires its decision....I trust your Grace will remain perfectly satisfied that the discretion as to the management or action of Convocation where the Crown does not interfere lies solely, unequivocally with you. I cannot believe that the agitators will be so ill advised as to appeal to a court of law. I can much less anticipate that such a court would presume to dictate an opinion which should seem to interfere with the exercise of your own discretion..... most earnest hope that your Grace will maintain the course you have hitherto pursued. The desire for Convocation comes from no healthy thought. What every good can possibily be obtained by its means, can be much more easily obtained by other means. But there is much evil which would result from the activity of Convocation and which is effectually restrained while it is kept in abeyance. The experiment in Canterbury has not been profitable or encouraging. I fully anticipate as I earnestly hope that it will soon relapse into its former inactivity ......"

[no title]  DD/E/218/18  3 June 1858

Lord Redesdale at Park Place [London] to archbishop of York [written on House of Lords notepaper]: Convocation dispute - Clear that archbishop's sanction alone wanting to enable Northern Convocation to proceed to business "I venture to ask whether that sanction will be given on the next occasion. If I shall happily receive that assurance, it will be indeed to me a most satisfactory settlement. But if you are still resolved to adhere to your former practise I shall feel it my duty again to bring the subject before the House and to move to 'Copies' of so much of the 'Acts of the Convocation of Canterbury in 1855 and 57 as relate to any communication to be made to the Convocation of York together with the replies to such communications', in order to give you an opportunity of stating your reasons for refusing to allow the Convocation of your province to have the same freedom of action as that of Canterbury and to communicate with the latter, more particularly in reply to their request that the Convocation of York should appoint a Committee (as they had) to consider the spiritual conditions of the great towns, the larger number of which are to be found in the province over which you preside. I hope that your answer will render any such motion unnecessary, but if not I shall be most happy to consult as far as possible your convenience as to the day for which this discussion of such interest and importance to the church shall be fixed."

[no title]  DD/E/218/19  7 June 1858

Lord Redesdale at Park Place [London] to archbishop of York [written on House of Lords notepaper]: Convocation dispute - Refers to archbishop's letter of 5th June. "When the Committee of Convocation first proposed to proceed by mandamus it was understood that you considered yourself bound by precedent to prevent the Convocation of York from transacting any business, and that unless you had specific directions from the Crown or some decision of a court of law to the contrary, you could not act otherwise. Your own advisers now tell you that you can give the desired permission if you like and you have allowed that fact to be communicated to the Committee. This materially alters the position of both parties.... Now that you have acknowledged that you have the power, it will appear to be a movement to compel you to do that which it must be presumed you dislike; a state of things which it is surely desirable to avoid. I can scarcely believe that now you are advised that you can legally permit the Convocation of your province to receive and deliberate upon the communications made to them by the Convocation of Canterbury you can propose to resist the wishes of both bodies; and I should be sorry that your acquiesence in their wishes should lose the grace of appearing to be your own spontaneous act consequent on the opinion you have lately received, by any notice of motion in Parliament on my part."

[no title]  DD/E/218/20-21  8 June 1858

H. Hoare at 14 New Street, Spring Gardens, to archbishop of York: Having reason to anticipate assent of all of bishops of province to enclosed memorial [re. revival of Convocation] which has considerable support in North, forwards enclosed printed letter to archbishop. With printed letter entitled - A letter to the Lord Archbishop of York by Henry Hoare, Esq. [Hoare was chairman of the Society for the Revival of Convocation.]

[no title]  DD/E/218/22  22 June 1858

Lord Redesdale at Park Place (written on House of Lords stamped notepaper) to archbishop of York: Convocation dispute - "From the enquiries I have made I conclude that the movement you mentioned in your last letter is a petition to the Queen. As the answer to that petition could not be given before Convocation is summoned next year, the waiting for it would lead to the abandonment of all parliamentary movement this session to which unless you should have resolved to sanction the meeting of Convocation of your own free will, I cannot consent. I therefore propose to give notice for Friday 16th July, if that day is likely to suit your convenience. I most anxiously hope however that you will render any such proceeding unnecessary by announcing that it is your intention to permit Convocation to proceed to business. The recently announced opinion of your solicitor enables you to do this without being in danger of taking an illegal step and I cannot imagine that you can intend without good reason to conduct your province in a different manner in this respect to that of Canterbury.
If you still resolve to do so you will no doubt be glad to state in the House your views upon the subject and it is certainly most important that the public and the church should know them and that there should be some opportunity given for an expression of opinion upon them. If any other day within a reasonable time would suit you better, pray say so, I and will endeavor to arrange accordingly."

[no title]  DD/E/218/23-24  26 July 1858

Gilbert Elliott, dean of Bristol at Bristol to archbishop of York: Convocation dispute "It appears by a letter from Mr. Dodd to the Times that the address to the Crown is still contemplated. I presume that the agitators will have the courtesy to let you know when they forward it to Lord Derby and I presume further that when they do so you will also feel yourself called upon to address him. In one way or other I suppose it could be your duty to assure the Crown that you have already convened convocation according to the tenour of its writ and that you could hasten as in all duty bound to lay any business before convocation which the Crown might commend to you for the consideration of Convocation. It might be as well to point out to Lord Derby that as all the proper action and deliberation of Convocation can only have place at all when the Crown does not interfere at the sole will and under the power of the archbishop, it cannot possibly be deprived of any proper action by the will and power of the archbishop. Any action independent of the archbishop would be improper and indeed impossible. It would be as well also to point out that the precedent of Canterbury to which appeal is made in the address has no relevancy to the case except to bear you out. The province of Canterbury has often met and transacted various matters in former times without the province of York meeting or undertaking any action at the same time. Moreover the archbishop of Canterbury has conceded nothing of his power or his discretion in the course which he has lately pursued. He has not bound himself to follow any particular line in respect of Convocation." Develops this line of argument in a partizan spirit reminiscent of the old rivalry between Canterbury and York - "Why should you be deprived of the discretion which the archbishop of Canterbury retains?....."
With cover endorsed.

[no title]  DD/E/218/25  2 Sept. 1858

Henry Hoare at the Vicarage, Tydd St. Mary's (Lincs) to archbishop of York at Bishopthorpe: Report re. meeting at York concerning revival of Convocation - "...In due time I shall request leave in the proper quarter to lend your Grace a copy of the minutes.... Mr. Vincent who as one of the proctors for Bangor diocese has taken a leading part in the lay movement, remained to the last, and all that he wished was carried nem. con. Thanks were voted to Lord Redesdale but no further resolution was proposed in reference either to the debate raised by his lordship or to the individual sentiments expressed by the bishops of London, Carlisle and Ripon. For my own part what principally concerned me is the lay movement for I conceive it to have been long since settled that our Convocations will remain undisturbed and as they now are by law established, being among other things subject more or less to the will and pleasure of the respective metropolitans for the time being as to their prorogations... and although I certainly am among those who would have advocated and recommended a bolder and more liberal policy yet it gives me pleasure humbly and respectfully to state that in my conscience I do feel able to defend the part which your Grace has thought it right to take in the matter...... P.S. Tomorrow I proceed to Liverpool on my way to the bishop. In case your Grace has any commands I shall be at Bishop's Court probably a week or more.

[no title]  DD/E/218/26  15 Sept. 1858

H. Hoare at Staplehurst Kent to archbishop of York: Views re. assembling of Convocation.

[no title]  DD/E/218/27  18 Sept. 1858

Henry Hoare at Staplehurst Kent to archbisop of York: Convocation dispute - "Writing yesterday I made an omission which I would fain rectify. Your Grace has been reported as rather wishing a legal issue to be joined on the point whether a metropolitan can be compelled by mandamus to obey the terms of the Queen's writ. This seems to me closely connected with the question of his sole power of prorogation on which I adhere to what is said long since at pages 47, 48 of my book of Hints. Compulsion in a matter of this kind seems to me far from desirable could it be had. The public mind has been exceedingly slow to appreciate the distinction between the processes of legislation and deliberation. Men will have it that we are aiming specially at the former; whereas the fact is that we specially deprecate it, desiring the childs play of which the bishop of Carlisle spoke in the House of Lords when describing the action that has taken place in the Southern Province. The bishop of St. Asaph long since gave it as his opinion that there could scarcely be two opinions as to its being a thing desirable. He is the personage to whom allusion is made at page 32 of my book of Hints. Another point is that the Northern Convocation has never expressed a desire to act in any way. This was done in the South and hence an organization."

[no title]  DD/E/218/28-29  17 June 1859

Charles Thorpe at University College, Durham, to archbishop of York: Proctors and members of Convocation of York at a meeting after late prorogation desired him to transmit enclosed resolution to archbishop. "The members of the deputation would by no means press themselves upon your presence unless it be your wish to receive them and unless you see in the interview some prospect of a satisfactory result. It is my simple duty to convey to you the desire of the members of your Convocation expressed by their resolution to open a communication with your Grace upon the subject they have so much at heart. If Also enclosed resolution "That a deputation consisting of the Venerable Archdeacon Thorpe, Mr. Bate and Mr. Cator request an interview with the Archbishop of York to consult with his Grace on the present position of affairs in reference to the Convocation of the Province of York."

[no title]  DD/E/218/30-31  24 Jan. 1860

Charles Thorp at the Station Hotel, York, to archbishop of York: Report re. Convocation - "At a preliminary meeting held this day of proctors favourable to the revival of Convocation under the presidency of the prolocutor, Dr. Thorp, archdeacon of Durham, it was unanimously resolved that your Grace should be put in possession of the courses of proceedings which the representatives of the clergy deem it their duty to pursue when summoned tomorrow by the Queen's writ to discharge the deliberative functions of their office. It has been determined to propose an address to Her Majesty as well as to present Petitions or gravaminae and to transact such other business as the occasion may require. Should your Grace not preside in person we respectfully request your Grace to give such instructions to your commissioners as will justify them in rendering every facility towards carrying out the objects for which the representatives of the clergy have been summoned to attend in Convocation. We trust that your Grace will accept our assurances of respect for your high office and will appreciate the motives which have induced us to acquaint your Grace with our intentions previously to our assembling in the Chapter House." Signed on behalf of the meeting, Charles Thorp. With cover.

Miscellaneous correspondents including H. Rider Haggard; most appear to be present in the collection because they are connected with Archdeacon Charles Musgrave, brother of the archbishop of York, or James Thomas Edge.  DD/E/219/1-33  1843-1898

Probably an original bundle which had been broken up.

[no title]  DD/E/219/1  1843

Form of prayer and thanksgiving for safe delivery of the Queen & happy birth of princess.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, printers to Queen.

[no title]  DD/E/219/2  1887

Form of thanksgiving and prayer upon completion of 50 years of Queen's reign.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, printers to Queen.

[no title]  DD/E/219/3  1901

Special forms of service in commemoration of late H.M. Queen Victoria. Edged with mourning black.
Eyre & Spottiswood, printers to the King.

[no title]  DD/E/219/4  24 Jan. 1901

Order in Council at Court of St. James's re. alterations relating to members of royal family in prayers, liturgies and collects.

[no title]  DD/E/219/5  25 Dec. 1865

Laura Palmer at 6 Portland Place, Wilts. [London] to Mrs. Freshfield: Invitation for visit has to share same fate of refusal as 3 others - "My husband has some works of a very heavy nature which he could not accomplish except by settling down quietly at Hastings whither we go tomorrow to my Lady Waldegrave for 10 days."

[no title]  DD/E/219/6  23 Feb. 1869

Edward King at Cuddesdon, Wheatley (0.) to "my dear bishop": Re. collections for missionary work.

[no title]  DD/E/219/7  22 May 1869

J. Wells(?) at 23 St. James's Place, London, S.W. to Dr. Pollock: Just received letter to your brother along with a number for our son returned from Montreal; very provoking they should have missed so many letters.
Had a few lines two days ago from Japan via San Francisco saying they were just starting for China and had decided on coming home by Siberia.

[no title]  DD/E/219/8  n.d. c.1870

Note from Miss C. Abbott? addressed to Sir Geo. Hampton, 27 Bolton Street, Piccadilly: Will thank Lady Hampton's servant to write Miss Collingridge's directions upon this paper. On back: 17 Sussex Square, Kemp Inn. Brighton. I will take anything to her on Saturday S.F. Hampton.

[no title]  DD/E/219/9  27 Sept. n.d. c.1870?

John Murray at 50 Albemarle Street, London, W. to Thos. Salt: Sensible of kindness in sending him notes of two corrections in Handbook for Holland, wish they have been more numerous, they shall be made in new edition. At Bellevue Hague 2 years ago and found it tolerable, etc. [John Murray, the publisher.]

[no title]  DD/E/219/10-11  13 July 1871

Letter (incomplete) written on paper headed Oak Lea, Wimbledon Park, S.W.: Unable to answer letter before "What you said about Madame Goldschmitt's singing on the 30th and of my music gave us both much pleasure... With regard to your request I regret to say that have no friends now at Heidelberg but if you still wished it, I would write to Heller at Cologne or some other friend and obtain the introduction you desire." An endorsement on /2 gives the name Rev. W. Forbes Cassel (or Capel) with which the writer or his correspondent may be identified.

[no title]  DD/E/219/12  8 Sept. 1872

W. Butler at Cuddesden Vicarage, Wheatley (0.) to addressee unknown: Chiefly re. information on clergymen willing to work in Africa - "The head of the "Brotherhood of the Holy Trinity" is Bramley of Magdalen. I suppose he is now at Horsepath (0.) King and I do not know of any member of the Brotherhood to be named to the bishop of London for work in Zanziba.
But we think that probably the Rev. Edward Sankey, curate of Calne Wilts., might like such work for a year or so at least and might be well qualified for it. He does not belong to the Brotherhood but is a Cuddesden man, has been at Calne for a few years (four I think) and singularly enough has been seriously considering the question of taking work in Africa... no close home times, sufficiency of private means and good bodily health. I believe him to be really devoted to the ministerial work from the highest motives. There is a manliness about him which would impress anyone. He is an Oriel man, of a Kentish family..."

[no title]  DD/E/219/13  4 Feb. 1873

G. R. Airy? at Flamsteed House, Greenwich Park, London, S.W. to Venerable Archdeacon Musgrave [brother of Thos. Musgrave late archbishop of York]: On his return from funeral of Professor Sedgwick saw by reports in the newspapers that Musgrave had been present and that they must have been near together. Would have been delighted to shake hands. After long separation likely that might not have recognised each other" but the elderly man of 70+ would have been glad to express his recollection of your kindness to the boy of 17; and you perhaps might not have been unwilling to recall the circumstances to your memory. I went to College with three introductions from you: - to your respected brother, to Peacock and to Sedgwick... always kept up my connexion with both [College and University]; and I have had three sons at Trinity and I rejoice in the title of Honorary Fellow (being one of the first two who were so dignified, the leader being Bishop Thirlwall).
Family of our old friend Thomas Clarkson is now extinct. His son and his grandson died under circumstances not altogether creditable to their memory. His niece (who had married his son) is still living."

[no title]  DD/E/219/14  13 July 1873

W.G. Tozer (Mrs.?) at Cranleigh, Guildford, to Mrs. Musgrave: Arrived here late last night and find that in all probability the "good man" will be off to his Rural Deans before the post bag is opened. Family and social news.

[no title]  DD/E/219/15  27 July 1873

Mimitt(?) at German Embassy, 9 Carlton House Terrace, [London] S.W. to Dear Cameron(?): Thanks him for congratulations on new post. Had plum position in German Parliament and liked the excitement and parliamentary life in general. Always had idea that if great and powerful country we should be great friends with England. Business and social duties delayed answering letter. Going to Isle of Wight on 2nd August and then for 10 days to Jutland and will be in Germany September but back 1st November.

[no title]  DD/E/219/16  27 March 1878

Joseph W. Chitty at 3 New Square, Lincolns Inn, London, to "my dear Kekewich": Will faithfully attend to instructions in note received and prevent as far as possible any postponement or delay.

[no title]  DD/E/219/17  28 March 1878

Arthur Kekewich at 19 Park Crescent, Regents Park, N.W. to "Dear Ethel": Sends her 3 autographs and adds biographical details of subjects. John Chitty, Sir Geo. Lubbock and Sir Stafford Northcote -
(1) "Chitty was as you may know one of the first cricketers of the day... also a famous oar and rowed stroke of the Oxford University's. He is now a Q.C. in large practice and is sure before long to be made a judge or to be otherwise distinguished. Being a Liberal his political prospects are under a cloud at present. His autograph is worth keeping with a view to his future distinctions.
(2) Sir Geo. Lubbock is the member for Maidstone, well known as a banker and city man but far better known as a man of science. He is much thought of in the House of Commons. He is the author of the Bank Holidays and is always active about something. He also is a Liberal.
(3) Sir Stafford Northcote. I need not tell you anything about him. Not to know who he is would be ignorance indeed! You will observe that the letter is marked Box Private but it was about a bill not then heard of but since become law and there is nothing to prevent the letter being added to your book."
Ethel Musgrave revealed as the autograph hunter!

[no title]  DD/E/219/18  5 April 1879

H.D.? at 4 Lancaster Square, S.W., to "Dear James" (?) - written on Turf Club, Piccadilly, notepaper: Volunteers to spend Tuesday night as going to Nottingham for the meet. Not sure yet whether wanted or not in House Tuesday night but will find out Monday. Asks for one line yes or no. [The addressee is probably James Thomas Edge of Strelley, J.P. and High Sheriff (1870).]

[no title]  DD/E/219/19  * 15 Dec. post 1879

H. Rider Haggard at Ditchingham House, Norfolk, to "Dear Charles" [probably Archdeacon Musgrave]: Asks him to throw learned eye over enclosure to see if he can spot errors; suggestions and amendments thankfully received. His Grace seems to be pleased with it "but I am only a blooming amateur at these church questions". P.S. They are hoping to publish it as a pamphlet. Hopes facts are right.* [When Rider Haggard settled in Norfolk.]

[no title]  DD/E/219/20  28 April 1880

E. Talbot(?) at Keble College, Oxford to addressee unknown: Sorry as many other churchmen will be "to hear your news both for Jamaica's sake and the bishop's. It is only a small part of the trouble that our little arrangement is broken up just when we thought it settled and promising. I will write a line to W. Moore(?) but you no doubt have done so."

[no title]  DD/E/219/21  7 Dec. 1880

Admittance ticket issued to Rev. Canon Gregory to S.W. quarter dome of St. Paul's [Cathedral, London] for performance of Spohr's Last Judgement.

[no title]  DD/E/219/22  April 23 n.d. c.1881

L. Colborne at Hereford to Miss Musgrave: Encloses some autographs for your collection, may get some more and forward another time, "I dont think I shall be able to get Albanis for Mr. Gye attends to all her correspondence.."

[no title]  DD/E/219/23-24  19 Dec. 1881

R. Gregory at 2 Amen Court, St. Pauls E.C. to Mr.? Musgrave: Objection to joint meetings, fail to excite enthusiasm etc.; various dates suggested for meeting complicated by residence in March at St. Pauls. Also envelope addressed to Mr. Musgrave, Hereford, in which DD/E/219/22-23 found.

[no title]  DD/E/219/25  13 July 1883

Henry Julian Ibbetson at 16 James Street, Buckingham Gate [London] to "my dear Salt" [Thomas Salt M.P.]: Anxious to close dinner account before leaving London, obliged if he would send him cheque for kind donation of £10 to Village Homes.

[no title]  DD/E/219/26  19 Dec. 1883

R.W. Church(?) at the Deanery, St. Paul's, London to Bishop Toger(?): Not custom here to mention names at the Celebration but he hopes to take the Celebration & will not forget the bishop designate.

[no title]  DD/E/219/27  12 Nov. 1884

J.S. Lloyd at 2 Cornwall Gardens, London, to Thos. Salt, M.P. Thanks for kind congratulations which warmly appreciated. Pencilled in margin "On election for South Warwickshire 1884."

[no title]  DD/E/219/28-29  1 May 1885

Stafford H. Northcote at the House of Commons, Westminster to T. Salt M.P. Asks if he will meet him at 30 St. James Place on Monday at 12 about the Budget. Written on House of Commons notepaper. Miss Ethel Musgrave in pencil. Also cover.

[no title]  DD/E/219/30  25 July 1888

Samuel P. Needham? at Richmond, Surrey, to Mrs. Musgrave: Eager to come to Ledbury though had no prospect of visiting Herefordshire this autumn. Towards end of August any time would suit except Aug. 27 & 28 and Sept. 13. Terms would be £10. 10s. [Photographer?]

[no title]  DD/E/219/31  n.d. c. late 19th century

Anna Williams at 57 Stanley Gardens, Belsize Park N.W. Green Dragon Hotel, to Mrs. Musgrave: Regrets not being able to come and receive friendly welcome "but I have a rehearsal at the Shire Hall this afternoon and must rest afterwards as I sing this evening; and tomorrow we leave by 6-30 train for London."

[no title]  DD/E/219/32  n.d. c. late 19th century

Acceptance by Miss Anna Williams of invitation by Mrs. & Canon Musgrave to luncheon.

[no title]  DD/E/219/33  9 Nov. 1898

G.W. Kekewich at Education Department, Whitehall, to "my dear Tom": Wife at Brighton; sent her your letter which she promptly lost at once and therefore can't remember your address at Scarborough so must send this to Strelley. Lot of engagements this month, off to Middlesbrough next week and wife has to distribute prizes, go to a testimonial affair and other functions. May we therefore put off our visit to you until January? In that month I am going to open a large Higher Grade Board School at Nottingham. Got back a week ago from fishing quarters, worse time than ever before "no water part of the time and floods the rest. I only got 6 salmon, against an average of about 70."

Miscellaneous autographs and assorted items. These have been cut from letters and plundered from other parts of the collection.  DD/E/220/1-46  1789-c.1900

See other parts of this section for related material.

[no title]  DD/E/220/1-46  1789-c.1900

Autographs and assorted items relating to churchmen, English and French politicians and others - includes Edwin Chadwick, John Henry Newman, George Ridding (first bishop of Southwell 1884-1904), Mandell Creighton bishop of Peterborough 1891-7, Lord Chancellor Eldon, Wellington, duke of Bedford etc. [DD/E/219/17 above reveals Ethel Musgrave as the autograph hunter.]

MAPS AND PLANS.  DD/E/221  1693-1947

SY2/1-4S Plans of restoration in Strelley Church. MS. Various scales and size. n.d. c.1855-1864
SY3/1-2S Plans of Pleasure Grounds and Grounds at Strelley Hall by John Francis Hurt. [The Rev. John Francis Hurt was rector of Strelley with Bilborough 1853-1868.] MS. Various scales and size. 1864
SY2/1L Plans and elevations of proposed alterations to Strelley Hall submitted to Miss E.M. Edge by Smith-Woolley & Co., architects, Collingham, Newark, Notts. Printed. Scale: 8ft. to 1in. 34ins. x 22ins. 16 Oct. 1947

[no title]  DD/E/221/1  1693

Plan of parcels [in parish of St. Nicholas Warwick] by John Hewitt. Cartouche in top right hand corner with title - These percells were measured and computed May the 18th 1693 by John Hewitt. Per scale 32. Little detail - The Greene contains 9a. 1r. 38p.; parcel of arable on the Heath 13a. 3r. 1p. and Gunnery Hill 50a. 1r. 4p.
Scale: 32 chains to 1in.? 19ins. x 14½ins. MS.
Paper (watermark).

[no title]  DD/E/221/2  n.d. post 1756

Maps of Spain and Portugal including a Map of the Mouth of the River Tagus or harbour of the city of Lisbon. Page from Gentlemens' Magazine: Jan. 1756. It has been used on the dorse to calculate various sums.

[no title]  DD/E/221/3  1879

O.S. Survey. Book of reference to plan of parish of Strelley containing 1069.184 acres.

[no title]  DD/E/221/4  1883

O. S. Survey. Book of reference to plan of parish of Bilborough containing 1098.197 acres.

MISCELLANEOUS.  DD/E/222/1-79  Mid 17th century-c.1938

[no title]  DD/E/222/1  n.d. c. mid 17th century

Notes, glosses, meditations on scriptural texts, etc. Edward Freeman his book is inscribed on front inner cover among scribbles, pen trials, memoranda etc.

[no title]  DD/E/222/2  n.d. c. 18th century

Commentary and gloss on scriptures (Luke, 11, 28. But he said, yea rather, Blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it). Title page missing, ends on page 126 and signs that following pages have been torn out. At front a few pen trials - Latin words cujus, liber etc.
Printed. Small leather bound vol.

[no title]  DD/E/222/3  n.d. c.1654; watermark not identified

Purse - string pattern book:
Preamble - The ffall of Kings
Confusion brings
The love I owe
I cannot show
My love in this
Presented is
Till time doe serve
Let hope preserve
Not the vallue
But my love
Let not your love decay
Nor absence banish love away
Heare may you see in letters few
The love of her that honours you
The time is cominge that you shall see
The Kinge to Raigne in Royaltie.
Reference to Civil War and Restoration of Charles II? Various headings - To make the letter bredth, to make the Edge, to make the Chaine, To make a stopp beefor or affter a letter or a worde, to make a purss stringe, to make 2 strings att once, to make a flower bredth, etc. References to fingers, hands, arm breadth, middle workers, outworkers etc. Alphabetical tables, numbers, second finger, upmost finger etc. Some pieces of thread are still attached, others have been lost.

[no title]  DD/E/222/4-8  16 March 1981

Photocopies extracted from two similar purse-string pattern books in Metropolitan Museum, New York, dated 1654 and 1655.
The books are inscribed (1) Mrs. Phelita Millwarde, her book 1654; (2) Lucie Glover her book May anno 1655. Also note from Miss S.M. Levey, Keeper, Department of Textiles and Dress, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London.

[no title]  DD/E/222/9  10 Feb. 1672/3

Letter from Rich. Creed at St. Peter's Port, Guearnsey Island, to Lieutenant Juce at Castle Street, Warwick: Enquiry re. conveyance of his property in Warwick - Leper house in Castle Street and the Black Boay. Reference to dangerous and hazardous voyage from England to Guernsey. Deliverance by Almighty from terrible blow which fell upon Castle Cornet - "ower lodgings was in the highest part of the Castle but preserved.."
Effect on people.

[no title]  DD/E/222/10  n.d. c.1730

Loose pages from a book of ballads:
Sir Arthur a Bradley - His sweetheart
Had but one eye,
And her nose stood all awry;
She'd a mouth from ear to ear,
And teeth as rotten as a pear,
My Name is Arthur of Bradley,
O rare Arthur.
She'd a hump upon her back,
And rump she did not lack,
Her bandy legs was so,
A wheel-barrow through might go.
Her name was Dragle-tail Dorothy
O rare Dragle-tail Dorothy, curious
Dragle-tail Dorothy O etc.
Woodcut of the gallant suitor.

[no title]  DD/E/222/11  1734 - 1740

Sun Fire Office Insurance policy no. 63576 to Mary Lee of Warwick, widow, on her dwelling house on Salsford Rock in Warwick, brick panneld and tiled, exclusive of all manner of outhouses or adjoining buildings not exceeding £50 and on her stock in trade therein only and not elsewhere not exceeding £50. Premium 6s. per annum; total liability £100. [Trade not given, possibly jersey combers, see endorsement].
Illustrated bill head. 23 April 1734
Endorsed memo.: Interest in above policy for £100 has become property of Mr. Thos. Rogers of Warwick, jersy comber, his wife Elizabeth being the daughter and exor. of above Mary Lee deceased, done and entered by order and on account of Sun Fire Office, London. James Leigh, agent. 23 March 1740

[no title]  DD/E/222/12  n.d. c. mid 18th century

Political cartoon: labelled M. Ex. Officio. T.M. Cloacimas High Priest Salv. £350. Pryr. Commode scene - with speeches emerging from participant's mouth 'I am allways ready to do your dirty work. Come Mr. Mordaunt I've done.' [Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough 1658-1735?]

[no title]  DD/E/222/13  n.d. c.1750

Copy extract from parish registers (Registry) of Chadshunt and Gaydon Warks.: Sarah daughter of John Sumner of Geydon bapt. 21 March 1675/6.

[no title]  DD/E/222/14  n.d. c.1750

Recipes (recett) for dyeing cloths.

[no title]  DD/E/222/15  n.d. c.1750?

Model demonstration re. acreage equivalent for rectory impropriate of Lillington Warks.. Gives acreage, rent, tithe rents etc.

[no title]  DD/E/222/16  n.d. c.1750

Instructions for measuring board and glass: At front - Mathematical examples - length and breadth to find content, decimals, line of numbers.
At back: geometrical definitions - figures illustrated, problems as examples; plotting of land by chain only, plain table - to take the plott of a field by the plain table when the hedges or bounds are irregular or crooked, plot of a whole manor or of divers parcels of land lying together, plans to illustrate examples. Taking of distances, altitude, etc. Practical utility - difficult to assess how far taken from an existing manual or how much own compilation.

[no title]  DD/E/222/17  n.d. mid 18th century. Undated watermark

Recipe book - detailed. To candy Angelica, to make the right Slipcoat cheese, salt hanged beef, pippin jelly, preserve cherries, make gingerbread, Scotch collops, sack posset, pot eels, etc. Cover missing and incomplete.
Tall volume.

[no title]  DD/E/222/18  16 Dec. 1750

Address to gentlemen of Warwick by John Hall, surgeon, Dunchurch Warks. - A second apology for the Town of Warwick in chusing new members in order to exert their Independency. Rousing stuff - "Your learned counsellour having long left of pleading and taken the sequestration for his fees, it belongs to you the constituents to enquire what benefit hath arisen from the trust he took upon him; after the swearing away so many Gentlemens reputation etc.... The more difficulty you meet with in defending your liberties the more honour will redound to you for making so grave a struggle; Remember Bristol and Coventry were in the same condition many years; therefore if you chuse but one new member you will make the other tremble... let the labour of your hands keep you from Idleness and dependency; so may the Town Magestracy have their due Weight and Influence, trade flourish and you and your descendents become a happy people."
Also poem - Libertas gratior extat.
"Warwicians all think on your future doom, let not yourselves be strip'd like Beachamp's tomb,
Of precious liberty sweet scene of life
Which blesses men like angels without strife...."
M.S. Copy.

[no title]  DD/E/222/19  23 Sept. 1754

Copy articles of agreement: Benjamin Harper, Joseph Lee and Thos. Hancok subscribe agreement to make every Warwick tradesman pay for the cariage of merchants' dining goods and other trading goods in trade to pay 4s. per hundred for cariage of such goods from London to Warwick, upon forfeiture of £10 to be paid on demand by either of subscribing hands for not keeping agreement. Witness John Gregory.

[no title]  DD/E/222/20  n.d. c. mid 18th century

Wrapper - headed: The late Mrs. Wm. Webbs's accounts and receipts for money paid after her death.
Written on fragment of parchment deed.

[no title]  DD/E/222/21  3 Aug. 1757

Receipted bill of John Clifford for work done at the Nags Head for Mr. Webb - ¾ of a days work putting rafters on to the barn 1s. 1½d., total bill 1s. 11½d.

[no title]  DD/E/222/22  n.d. c.1760

Instructions for executing commission to swear exor. and also to swear two persons to affidavit re. interlineations in will.
Endorsed: Directions to prove a will which is interlined.

[no title]  DD/E/222/23  1761-1787

List of stewards of Warwick Races.
Includes Thos. Edge in 1785.

[no title]  DD/E/222/24  n.d. post 1762

Notice of 1 guinea reward above penalty of 20s. under Act of 2 Geo. III for information leading to conviction of persons shooting to kill or destroy house doves and pidgeons at Barford Warks., or within 6 miles, on application to Rev. Mr. Mills, Mr. Hobbins or Mr. Samuel Cooke at Barford, Mr. Webb or Mrs. Webb of Sherborne, Mr. Robert Welch of Grovefield or Mr. Archer at Wasperton.
Printed. H. Keating, bookseller, Warwick.

[no title]  DD/E/222/25  n.d. c.1770

An answer to the petition and representation addressed to the mayor and aldermen of the borough of Warwick; with some observations upon the plans and views of the Castle family, humbly addressed to the same, by Dr. Landor.

[no title]  DD/E/222/26  15 June 1775

Letter from Ralph Winterton at Woolvey (Wolvey, Warks.) to John Webb, esq., at Sherbourne near Warwick: begs time to consider disposal of his moiety of Henwood Hall estate as Mr. Reddal dead but gives assurance that he will not listen to anything prejudicial to interest of Mrs. Reddal until he has informed Webb of intention.

[no title]  DD/E/222/27-62  c.1784-1785

Invitations & calling cards to Edge and Webb families: includes invitation from Lord and Lady Warwick to Mr. & Mrs. Edge and Miss Webb to dinner; invitation from Mr. Ashford, mayor elect, to Mr. Edge to dine at Shakespeare's Hall, Stratford, 2nd Oct. 1784; invitation to the Bell Inn, Halford Warks. for first meeting of subscribing gentlemen to the Bowling-Green-dinner on table at 2.30, 3 May 1785.

[no title]  DD/E/222/63-64  Monday, 20 Feb. 1786

Jopson's Coventry Mercury; or, the British Advertising Gazette. (2 copies).
Price 3d. No. 2407.

[no title]  DD/E/222/65  Tues.-Thurs. 20-22 June, 1786

The St. James's Chronicle; or, British Evening Post. No. 3947.
Printed. Price 3d.

[no title]  DD/E/222/66  n.d. c. late 18th century

Notebook: Leather bound with metal clasp; homemade, two wallets at front and end lined with embossed wallpaper (examples of wallpaper in earlier deposit): leaves of paper and cardboard alternate probably for pressing flower and other specimens or for sketching but now blank apart from pencil marks and scratches. A needle like instrument with a flat head (handling specimens?) placed in pocket alongside spine.
Leather bound small vol.

[no title]  DD/E/222/67  n.d. c.1800

Recipe book: - ointment, food & drink, remedies etc. - basilicon, almond pudding, citron pudding, orange loaves, tansy, gooseberry vinegar, cere cloth for a sore breast, imposthume green and old wounds, Scotch collops, sauce for fish whiting or fresh cod, picklets, sauce for carps, preserve quinces, elderberry wine cure for gravile, rhumatism, cowslip wine.

[no title]  DD/E/222/68-71  Chamonix, 6 Aug. 1846

Certificate issued by Jacques Marie Payot, Syndic de La Commune de Chamonix en Faucigny (Savoie) and Michel Favret, guide-chef, to John Woley of Beeston and Trinity College, Cambridge, and to James Thomas Hurt of Wirksworth Derbs. on accomplishing the ascent of Mont Blanc. Also memoranda re. total expense of ascent exclusive of shoes etc. - includes wines, champagne, cognac, etc.
Cover inscribed - James Thomas Hurt Certificate, Mont Blanc. August 1846. French. Sigs. of Payot, Favret, and 7 guides. Seal of Commune.
[John Woley is the Rev. John, Francis Thomas Hurt, vicar of Beeston 1822-54. He married Mary, daughter of Adam Wolley of Allen Hill, Matlock, 6 August 1822 and changed name to Wolley in 1827. See K.S.S. Train Lists of the Clergy of Central Nottinghamshire, vol. XV, part 1 (1953).
James Thomas Hurt became Edge in 1848.]

[no title]  DD/E/222/72  18 June 1868

James Fahey at 71 Cadogan Place, Sloane Street S.W. to James Lockyer: Cryptic letter -"Last evening saw Mr. Johnson who has just returned from Ireland and arranged to meet him at the Gallery at 4 this afternoon all necessary etiquette duly observed. Mr. Johnson has promised to see Mr. Brandon intending to do so on Monday, whether your enclosure may make any change I am doubtful but he considered the enclosure of the court from the end of our Gallery next the private entrance to St. James Theatre very practicable. Without calling a meeting of the Institute I cannot offer any opinion but I hope Mr. Johnson's interview with Mr. Brandon may render that unncessary."

[no title]  DD/E/222/73  25 Aug. 1873

Notice to James Thomas Edge of Strelley of issuing a commission by bishop of Lincoln [Christopher Wordsworth] to Rev. Francis Morse, rural dean and vicar of St. Mary's, Nottingham, Hon. & Rev. Charles James Willoughby rector of Wollaton with Cossall, Rev. Richard Hiscock Whitworth vicar of Blidworth, James Thomas Edge of Strelley esquire and Rev. Samuel Reynolds Hole vicar of Caunton, authorizing inquiry and report on proposed resignation by Rev. Samuel Oliver, vicar of Calverton.

[no title]  DD/E/222/74  n.d. c.1840

Passage from Aristotle. James T. Hurt. [James Thomas Hurt assumed name and arms of Edge by royal sign manual 11 Oct. 1848.]

[no title]  DD/E/222/75  Geneva, Friday 8 Feb. 1878

Newspaper report of death of Pope Pio Nono. Issue of I1 Cittadino, Giornale del Popolo, anno VI, N. 39. Back page has commercial advertisements including Singer's sewing machines - Machine da cucire SINGER originali Americane garantite.

[no title]  DD/E/222/76  n.d. c.1900

R. Corvey Grain at 180 New Bond St., [London] to male correspondent unknown: [Edge?] Engaged till Sept. 8 when takes month's holiday prior to reopening in London on Oct. 8., also unable to accept any but private concert engagements.

[no title]  DD/E/222/77  4 Feb. 1911

E.E. Holme at 1, St. Katherine's Precincts, Regent's Park, N.W., to Mr. Edge: Regrets that he has no confirmation classes as he has no parish so cannot teach Edge's daughter. Mr. Boyd who succeeded Mr. Villiers at St. Paul's would give her admirable teaching. Different man from Villiers but doing wonderful work of another kind and teaching powers unique, etc.

[no title]  DD/E/222/78  Tennyson 9 May 1859 n.d. c. 1938

Poster re. formation of Thorneywood Chase Corps at Epperstone at public meeting held at Cross Keys Inn when resolved to form a Volunteer Rifle Company in Dover Beck valley called Thorney Chase Rangers and to consist of inhabitants of Calverton, Epperstone, Gonalston, Lowdham, Oxton, Woodborough and neighbouring villages. List of officers and dates of posting to company. Other volunteer corps. E & F companies amalgamated in Jan. 1915 to form A Company 1/8th Notts. & Derby Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters) Territorial Force. A company, 8th Foresters, Territorial Army Feb. 1920. Names and places of origin given, 1860-1938. Illustrated with military helmets and caps of different periods crossed with a sowrd. Headed - Englands reply to Napoleon III. "Let your reforms for a moment go, Turn to your butts and take good aims! Better a rotten borough or so, Than a rotten fleet or a city in flames."

[no title]  DD/E/222/79  22-24 Nov. 1978

Sale catalogue of contents of Strelley Hall. Henry Spencer and Sons, Fine Art Auctioneers in conjunction with Smith-Woolley.

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