Document ReferenceMi LM 13
TitleNotes on the history of the pedigrees and property of the Willoughby family; 17th century
Date Of Creation[1660s]
Extent1 volume, 283 pp
LevelItem/file
Content Description'Memoirs and observations taken out of old minniments [sic - muniments], videlict, deeds, fines, accounts, court roles, and all sorts of old writings, which were found the most of them either at Wollaton or Middleton chiefly concerning Pedigrees, Marriages, Titles of land, Purchases and sales, Suits in all courts, of the Familie of the Willughbies'.

The volume of notes was begun by Francis Willughby (1635-1672), continued by John Ray (from p. 141), then by an unidentified third hand (from p. 233) with further notes by Francis Willughby and John Ray (p. 282-283).

The title page bears the signature and library shelf mark of 'T[homas] Willoughby' [son of Francis Willughby].

The notes include records of marriages and family descent. They were prepared after comprehensive study of records in the Willoughby archive; the majority of early deeds and many other papers in the archive bear brief identifying endorsements by Willughby or Ray.

Three items of a later date were found loose inside the volume:

Mi LM 13/1: Terrier of 'Sempringham' lands and grounds lying in the fields and closes of Bramcote, one half of the tithe from which lands 'is due & has tyme out of mynde been paid to the rector of Wollaton', n.d. [late 17th or early 18th century].

Mi LM 13/2: Note referring to three deeds concerning land owned by or leased to Jo. Carent at Motecombe in Gillingham, Dorset, n.d. [18th century]

Mi LM 13/3: Notes, possibly referring to pages in an Act of Parliament, concerning the resolution of disputes between proprietors of land and a Canal Company, n.d. [late 18th or early 19th century].
ConditionConserved and in modern leather binding.
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