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Wiltshire and Swindon Archive Catalogue - Archive Information

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11th Century-20th Century


Scope and Content This collection is generally very full for the period c.1760-1820. i.e. the time of Thomas, 4th Earl of Ailesbury, and is particularly rich in: Early deeds, from the late 12th and 13th centuries, see especially: Sections 6 and 7, Burbage; Section 10, Collingbourne Kingston; Section 14, Crofton; Section 15, Easton; Section 16, Grafton; Section 21, Milton Lilborne; Section 27, Wilton in Great Bedwyn: Estate and personal correspondence, especially c. 750 letters from Charles Bill, Agent, 1760-1806, and c. 700 from John Ward, Agent, 1783-1822 in Section 1, (9/1/442-470) and c. 2,000 personal letters, mostly c. 1760-1820, (9/35/82-328). Section 34 includes some interesting papers on politics: two diaries of proceedings in parliament, 1621, 1624, 1654 and 1659 (9/34/2-3); correspondence on elections, 18th century, (9/34/7-17), also on public office: correspondence and accounts on the Royal Household, 1761-1821 (9/34/38-44), and on the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, 1794-1829, (9/34/62-106) and the Wiltshire Militia, 1758-1827 (9/34/107-152). Other documents deserving mention are: legal treatises and year books, 14th-early 15th centuries, (9/32/1-5); liturgical fragments from two illuminated manuscripts, thought to have come from Easton Priory, 14th Century, 9/15/338; register of applicants and minutes of the Wiltshire Emigration Association, 1849-51, 9/35389-390; and recommendations to the Froxfield Almshouses, late 18th-early 19th centuries, 9/35/368. General Estate Barton, Manton and Preshute Great Bedwyn Borough Great Bedwyn Prebend Little Bedwyn and Froxfield Burbage Savage, Darrells and Esturmy Burbage Rectory Chisbury Collingbourne Ducis Collingbourne Kingston Collingbourne Sunton Collingbourne Brunton or Valence Collingbourne Aughton Crofton Easton Bradenstoke, Warren and Priory East and West Grafton Hippenscombe and Chute Kinwardstone Hundred Marlborough Mildenhall Milton Lilborne and Wootton Rivers Savernake Forest and Park Selkley Hundred Shalbourne Stitchcombe Stock and West Bedwyn Wilton in Great Bedwyn Bedfordshire Estates Lincolnshire Estates Other counties and Wales Probate Legal Business Public Affairs Personal and Family


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