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TitlePapers of the Drury-Lowe family of Locko Park, Spondon, Derbyshire, late 12th century-1959
Date Of Creationc.1180-1959
Extent102 boxes
AbstractThere are account books of several of the leading family members including Richard Lowe, William Drury (Lowe), William Drury Holden (later Lowe) and his son William Drury Nathaniel Drury-Lowe. Diaries and personal notebooks also reveal the private interests and daily activities of their writers including Robert Holden, William Drury Holden (Lowe) and William D.N. Drury-Lowe.

Principal document types present include; accounts, rentals; correspondence, deeds; family papers; grants of arms and genealogical papers; household books and inventories; legal papers; manorial records; military papers; official papers; maps and plans; surveys and valuations; wills.
LevelSubFonds
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThese papers are part of the Drury Lowe archive. See the collection level record (Dr-Dr4) for details about the family and their papers.
DescriptionThe Collection includes a large number of title deeds, relating particularly to Denby, Locko, Mapperley and Spondon in Derbyshire, and also to places such as Upper Dean and Sharnbrook in Bedfordshire and Highgate, Middlesex. There are a considerable number of general estate papers, dating primarily from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, which reflect a wide range of issues relating to the management of the family estates. Interspersed with these estate papers are more personal papers and correspondence illustrating the personal and business interests of various family members.

Maps and plans form a significant part of the collection, many relating to Denby and Locko and to Locko Hall itself. Also present are household inventories, legal papers, manorial records and wills. Several members of the family acquired licences to acquire additional surnames and arms and these are to be found amongst a group of genealogical papers and pedigrees. The public activities of various family members are reflected in the official and military papers such as those of William Drury Lowe, Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1795, Deputy Lieutenant of the County in 1797 and Captain of the 5th (Locko) Troop of the Derbyshire Volunteer Cavalry.

There are account books of several of the leading family members including Richard Lowe, William Drury (Lowe), William Drury Holden (later Lowe) and his son William Drury Nathaniel Drury Lowe. Diaries and personal notebooks also reveal the private interests and daily activities of their writers including Robert Holden, William Drury (Lowe) and William N D Drury-Lowe.
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
MgtSubGroupEast Midland
ArrangementThe papers are arranged by record type.
LanguageEnglish
Latin
TermAdministration of estates - England - History - 18th century
Administration of estates - England - History - 19th century
Deeds - England - Nottinghamshire
Deeds - England - Derbyshire
Deeds - England - Bedfordshire
Deeds - England - Middlesex
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 90 pp

At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Old Typescript Catalogue, 60 pp

Online: Catalogue accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
Access to the old typescript catalogue was also made available online during the national Access to Archives (A2A) project in 2000-2004. This catalogue is now available through Discovery, hosted by The National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk). The version on our own Manuscripts Online Catalogue will be more up to date.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA220Holden; Robert (1769-1844); of Darley Abbey, Derbyshire and Nuthall Temple, Nottinghamshire; inherited Locko Park 18271769-1844
NA221Holden; William Drury (1802-1877); became William Drury Lowe in 1849; of Locko Park, Spondon1802-1877
NA222Lowe; William Drury (1802-1877); né William Drury Holden, changed name to Lowe in 1849; of Locko Park, Spondon1802-1877
NA223Lowe; Richard (1716-1785); banker, woollen draper, merchant of London1716-1785
NA224Drury; William (1753-1827); merchant, of Nottingham; inherited Locko Park, Spondon; assumed name Lowe 17901753-1827
NA225Lowe; William Drury Nathaniel Drury- (1828-1906); surname Holden until 1849, Lowe until 1884, Drury-Lowe 1884-1906; of Locko Park, Spondon1828-1906
NA75932Drury-Lowe; family; Locko Park, Spondon, Derbyshire
NA77409Lowe; William Drury (1753-1827); né Drury, merchant, of Nottingham; inherited Locko Park, Spondon; assumed name Lowe 17901753-1827
Places
CodePlace name
PL132/Locko Park/Spondon/Derbyshire/England
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