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Reference NoTitleDate

9/1/497

Four reports by James Smith on work at Collingbourne Lodge

1816

9/1/498

Sixty-six weekly reports of work done on Warren Farm.

1816-1829

9/1/499

Note of number of men, horses and carts and work done on the estate. No names of labourers are given.

1789

9/1/500

Two undated lists of repairs needed on several farms, with detailed diagram of a gate and fencing.

late 18th cent

9/1/501

Three sheets of notes by Thomas, 4th Earl of Ailesbury, on planting, clearing and other work to be done in Savernake Forest.Undated.

late 18th cent

9/1/502

Note about wages and beer for labourers.

1795

9/1/487

About fifty letters and work reports from Edward Amiss on the work of labourers on the estate.

1777-1798

9/1/488

Twenty-four reports on work done by carpenters and bricklayers, 1778-1779, 1792-1795.

1778-1795

9/1/489

Twenty-six reports on general estate work done by labourers.

1770-c1808

9/1/490

Eleven reports on work done by the forest labourers, 1784-1795, 1808

1784-1808

9/1/491

Thirty-one letters and reports on farm work by John Wilson.

1792-1795

9/1/492

Forty-five weekly reports by Thomas Stanley on general estate work done by his men (some never opened).

1815-1829

9/1/493

Thirty-eight reports on general estate work done by men employed by W.Barlow.

1815-1829

9/1/494

Eleven weekly reports of work done on a farm.

1779-1780

9/1/503-527

Miscellaneous Estate Papers

9/1/503

Appointment of William Thomas as steward of the Wiltshire,Somerset and Hampshire estates of John, Duke of Somerset, 1671, with confirmation, 1674 ,and a list of bailiffs, undated c.1670s.

1671, 1674

9/1/512

Letter from D.Young describing a movable ladder for lopping the forest trees, with a sketch.

1829

9/1/513

Printed map of Savernake Forest, 1899; marked to show lands leased to the Forestry Commission in 1938.

1938

9/1/514

Note of trees to be planted. Undated.

early 19th cent

9/1/515

Note of trees planted, giving numbers, species of trees and areas where planted.

1912-1918

9/1/516

Ground plan and elevation of a lodge, with unusual shaped windows and fancy stonework. Also a postcard of the Lodge Gates, Savernake Forest, showing the same building.

early 19th cent. and early 20t

9/1/517

Three elevations and two ground plans of an unidentified house, designed for Viscount Lascelles ? in Yorkshire.

1812

9/1/518

Undated design for a thatched animal stockade.

early 19th cent

9/1/519

Letter from William Tippin, a prisoner in Fisherton Goal, to John Ward asking for help in his release.

1791

9/1/520

Sketch plan of ? mining land just north of Witton near Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

c1800

9/1/521a

Sale particulars, with photographs and fourteen maps, of a major portion of the Savernake Estate.

1929

9/1/504

Bundle of twelve copy agreements and correspondence concerning Littleworth Farm in Little Bedwyn, Hazleditch in Burbage and property in Collingbourne Sunton and Shalbourne. Mostly in Charles Bill's handwriting.

1764-1766

9/1/521b

Sale particulars of the Newtown and Burridgeheath Estates in Little Bedwyn and Shalbourne, including New House Farm and Burridgeheath Farm, Little Bedwyn; and Newtown Farm, Newtown Cottage Farm and Bart's Farm in Shalbourne. No maps. Photocopy only.

1930

9/1/521c

Sale particulars of outlying portions of the Savernake Estate, including Cross Roads Farm, Easton Royal; Kingston Farm, Burbage and Grafton; Brail Farm, Great Bedwyn; Baverstock's Farm, West Court Farm, Mill Farm and East Court Farm, Shalbourne; Aughton Farm, Aughton House Farm, and Parsonage Farm, Collingbourne Kingston; Widgerley Farm, Limes Farm, Church Farm and The Hermitage, Collingbourne Ducis; Manton Weir House, Manton in Preshute; property in Marlborough including the Poor Law Institution, the Golf Club and The Armoury, The Green; cottages in Mildenhall including the Post Office; and Dodsdown Brick and Tile Works at Wilton in Great Bedwyn. A plan is included (no. 15).

1930

9/1/521d

Sale particulars of cottages and other property in Burbage and Great Bedwyn, with plan of Great Bedwyn only. Photocopy only.

1932

9/1/521e

Sale particulars of outlying portions of the Savernake Estate, including Baverstocks Farm, Shalbourne; Dodsdown Brick and Tile Works, Wilton in Great Bedwyn; two cottages at [Collingbourne] Brunton and Collingbourne Ducis.

1933

9/1/522

Printed parliamentary report on enclosure bills.

1800

9/1/523

Printed parliamentary report on the agriculture of the United Kingdom.

1821

9/1/524

'The Suffolk Horse and All About Him.' Printed pamphlet issued by the Suffolk Horse Society containing an advertisement by the Marquess of Ailesbury, with photographs.

1924-1925

9/1/525

Photograph of the timber yard, The Warren, Savernake Forest.

c1910

9/1/526

Copies of typed reports and typed and handwritten lists and notes about the collection including preliminary report on documents at Savernake Park, 1938;report on the transfer to County Hall, 1946; list of documents sent to Cartwright Hall, Bradford, undated, c.1950;list of Savernake stewards; notes on accession 1300.

1938-c1960s

9/1/527

Undated fragments of several great seals and other seals found in the collection, 14-18 centuries. Also a small wooden box, covered in tooled leather, 18th century.

14th cent - 18th cent

9/1/505

Two letters from William Grimston concerning rent arrears, with notes on the will of Sir Samuel Grimston, 1699

1706

9/1/506

Notes on Richard Lewis' tenure at Pewsey, Thornhill [in Broad Town], Stitchcombe and Froxfield, Wiltshire and Norton sub Hamdon, Somerset.

1675

9/1/507

Agreement concerning fishing rights in the River Kennet, between the Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway Co. and the Marquess of Ailesbury.

1883

9/1/508

Fifty-four game and venison reports, with notes of those who received venison and game, many by Silas Knottley from Bloxham Lodge.

1766-1829

9/1/509

Twenty-eight miscellaneous papers on estate matters:Rough sketch plan of part of Savernake Forest, late 18th century. Note of two temperature readings, July 1795.

c1730-1825

9/1/510

Copy of Mr Bloxham's list of place-names in Savernake Forest, numbered as if referring to a plan, 1775; with a note of plantations of trees, 1720-57.

1775-c1821

9/1/511

Letter from Thomas Stanley to John Ward with a list of tree plantations, 1808-28, and another list of plantations in W.Barlow's district, 1810-29. Place names are given but no numbers or species of trees mentioned.

1828

9/1/14-37

Settlements and Trusts

9/1/14

Papers concerning Lady Anne Beauchamp's jointure

1646

9/1/23

Mortgage and eight other deeds concerning the Hundred of Kinwardstone, the manor and church of Burbage Esturmy, estates in Yorkshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire and the advowson of Maulden, Bedfordshire; with several life insurance policies on the life of George William Frederick, Earl Bruce

1826-1859

9/1/24

Counterpart assignment of 5,000, part of the 6,000 bequeathed to Frances Bruce, widow of Robert Bruce, by her father Sir William Blackett of Northumberland, on trusts set out in the marriage settlement of Walter and Elizabeth Blackett

1749

9/1/25

Mortgage of estates in Wiltshire, Berkshire, and Bedfordshire

1848-1849

9/1/26

Copy inquisition post mortem of 1463 concerning the lands held by John Stourton.

17th cent

9/1/27

Notes on and abstracts of Seymour family deeds and settlements, mostly non-Wiltshire estates

c1630-1675

9/1/28

About fifty-five letters and other papers concerning payments charged on the Tottenham Park estate under the settlements on Mary, widow of Henry Seymour, Lord Beauchamp (d 1648) and by her second marriage Marchioness of Worcester and Duchess of Beaufort.

1669-1690

9/1/29

Miscellaneous papers relating to family settlements and notes on leases, 1683,1753-1798

1683-1798

9/1/30

Act of Parliament concerning the lands of Sir Edward Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp, in Wiltshire.

1536

9/1/31

Copy Act of Parliament for entailing the lands of Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford (later Lord Protector) in favour of the sons of his second marriage.

1540-1541

9/1/32

Copy bill of attainder of Edward, Lord Protector Somerset, mainly relating to property in Wiltshire, but also Dorset, Surrey, Middlesex, Warwickshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Devon and Somerset; with a summary and copy writ.

1549

9/1/15

Copy post-nuptial marriage settlement of Thomas, Lord Bruce and Lady Elizabeth Seymour, 1684.

1678 - 1684

9/1/33

Copy Act of Parliament confirming an act of 32 Henry VIII, for entailing the lands of the Earl of Hertford.

1552

9/1/34

Copy Act of Parliament enabling William, Earl of Hertford and his brother, Sir Francis Seymour, to sell settled estates for the payment of debts and to settle others in lieu. Property in Warwickshire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex and Somerset to be sold; and property in Wiltshire to be settled instead.

1624

9/1/35

Draft Act of Parliament for payment of the debts of William, late Duke of Somerset (died October 1660), relating to property in Somerset, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.

c1660-1661

9/1/36

Act for vesting the lands of Robert, Earl of Ailesbury in trustees during the minority of his son, Thomas, Lord Bruce.

c.1676

9/1/37

Printed bill (described as an act) for confirming a partition of the estates of William, late Marquess of Halifax, between his coheirs. Undated.

c1745

9/1/16

Nineteen letters and other papers concerning the marriage settlement of Thomas, Lord Bruce, and Elizabeth Seymour, 1676, and members of the Beaufort family of Badminton, Gloucestershire. Five letters about St.John's (or Ailesbury House), London, inherited by Charles, Earl of Ailesbury, on the death of his mother, formerly Elizabeth Seymour, 1694-97.

1675 - 1697

9/1/17

Copy marriage settlement of Charles, Lord Bruce, and Lady Ann Saville.

1706

9/1/18

Assignment of mortgage of tithes in Great and Little Bedwyn and the manors of Amesbury Earls. Amesbury Priors and Urchfont referring to the marriage settlement of Charles. Lord Bruce, with Lady Ann Saville, 1706

1720

9/1/19

Marriage settlement of Charles. Lord Bruce, and Lady Juliana Boyle, daughter of Charles, Earl of Burlington, concerning land at Cappoquin in the county of Waterford, Ireland

1720

9/1/20

Settlement(lease for a year only), of all the estates of the late Charles. Earl of Ailesbury, in Wiltshire, Berkshire and Yorkshire

1750

9/1/21

Deed to make a tenant to the precipe of the Wiltshire and Berkshire estates, and settlement subsequent to the marriage of Charles, Lord Bruce and Henrietta Maria Hill. With two exemplifications of recovery, one each for Wiltshire and Berkshire.

1796

9/1/22

Deed to make a tenant to the precipe of the Wiltshire, Berkshire and Bedfordshire estates. With exemplification of recovery of the Wiltshire estates.

1826

9/1/38-121

Title deeds

9/1/38

Deed of grant to Edward, Earl of Hertford, of property of several dissolved monasteries.

1541

9/1/47

Deed to lead the uses of a fine and recovery and exemplification of a common recovery of the manors of Dunys Langford [Little Langford], Cowesfield Sturmy [in Whiteparish] and Burbage Savage, all Wiltshire, and Cheddar, Somerset.

1575-1576

9/1/48

Deed to lead the uses of a fine and a final concord (copy) of the Hundred of Alderbury, the manors of Burbage Savage, Burbage Darrells and Burbage Esturmy, with land in Wick [in Wootton Rivers], Durley [in Burbage] Timbridge [in Little Bedwyn] and Buttermere.

1688

9/1/49

Lease for 200 years of the manors of Wexcombe, West Bedwyn and Burbage Darrells, to Robert Tubbe.

1578

9/1/50

Exemplification of a fine concerning Seymour property in Amesbury Hundred and Yarnfield, Wiltshire and Hurstborne, Hampshire.

1608

9/1/51

Copy Letters Patent of James I, to Edward, Earl of Hertford, confirming lands in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

1613

9/1/52

Mortgage of the manors of Burbage Savage, Darrells and Esturmy, All Cannings, Wexcombe. Great Bedwyn, Monkton near Chippenham, Hundred of Alderbury, Wiltshire, and the manors of Heygrove and Bridgewater in Somerset

1662

9/1/53

Mortgage of the manor of Symondsbury. Dorset. Wick ("Weeke Farm alias Sturmys Weeke"). Wiltshire and the manors of Beckington and Bridgehampton. Somerset

1662

9/1/54

Three deeds relating to the manors of Wolfhall, Easton, Easton Bradenstoke, Easton Warren and Amesbury and the sites of Easton and Amesbury Priories, Wiltshire; the manor of Netley, Hampshire, with the site of Netley Abbey and Netley Farm

1675-1676

9/1/55

Six deeds concerning the manors of Amesbury Earls and Priors.

1674-1684

9/1/56

Agreements concerning the manors of Midgehall [in Lydiard Tregoze], All Cannings, Chippenham, with Mere Farm [in Mildenhall]. Buttermere Farm and Great Bedwyn Farm, Wiltshire and the manors of Speckington and Bridgwater, Somerset.

1688-1693

9/1/39

Release of land and former religious houses in Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Berkshire.

1684

9/1/57

Three deeds of land to be taken out of Lord Ailesbury's settlement and sold to the Kennet and Avon Canal Company.

1800

9/1/58

Agreements between the Marquess of Ailesbury and the Manchester and Southampton Railway Company, relating to a proposed railway between Cheltenham and Southampton; with plans of the proposed railway from Collingbourne Ducis to Ogbourne St. Andrew, via Marlborough.

1845-1847

9/1/59

Appointment of several small pieces of land to be used as a churchyard at Christ Church, Savernake Forest; churchyard extensions at Burbage and Easton Royal churches; cemetery for St. Peter and St. Paul parish, Marlborough, in the parish of Preshute. Detailed coloured plans of each piece of land are drawn in the margin.

1853

9/1/60

Conveyance of land in Mildenhall, Preshute, Great Bedwyn, Collingbourne Kingston and Collingbourne Ducis from the Marquess of Ailesbury to the Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway Company. With six plans of the proposed line.

1883

9/1/61

Bundle of seven copy deeds of exchange of small pieces of land in St. Peter's, Marlborough; Preshute, Shalbourne (Berkshire), Little Bedwyn, Froxfield, Hungerford, (Berkshire), Great Bedwyn, Burbage and Preshute. All have small sketch plans.

1865-1890

9/1/62

Lease of a windmill at Winterbourne Monkton from James Smallbone to John Norton.

1804

9/1/63

Bundle of leases of cottages in Great Bedwyn, Little Bedwyn, Burbage, Collingbourne Ducis, Collingbourne Kingston, Marlborough, Mildenhall, Preshute, South Savernake, Shalbourne and Wilton [in Great Bedwyn]. House numbers are given.

1886-1892

9/1/64-65

Alderbury Hundred

9/1/64

Copy of a 1651 survey of the Hundred of Alderbury.

1743

9/1/65

Extract from the court roll of the Hundred of Alderbury.

1545

9/1/66-68

Bradford- on -Avon: South Wraxall and Winsley

9/1/66

Lease for ninety-six years of Wraxall Farm at South Wraxall in the manor of Bradford.

1587

9/1/67

Bargain and sale of Wraxall Farm at South Wraxall in the manor of Bradford.

1609

9/1/68

Lease of a mansion house and land (described) in Winsley, and house and land (described) at Turleigh, all in the parish Bradford.

1628

9/1/40

Five deeds (four are copies) of the property of the Duke of Suffolk in Suffolk, Oxfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Norfolk, Berkshire, Somerset, Lincolnshire, Cumberland, Warwickshire, Cornwall and Devon

1513-1638

9/1/69-71

Broad Town

9/1/69

Three deeds of Thornhill Farm, part of the manor of Thornhill in the parish of Broad Town

1578,1608

9/1/70

Manor of Broad Town, copy of court roll.

1684


Please note: These are catalogue entries for records held within the Wiltshire and Swindon Archives. They not available to view online. They are available to view in person at our facility in Chippenham or, where it is not a conservation risk, we are able to supply you with photocopies of the original document. Please contact us for more details.


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