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TitlePapers of Lee and Pemberton, Solicitors, arising from the estate of John Evelyn Denison, Viscount Ossington, 1873-1962
Extent12 boxes
AbstractCollection of legal and financial papers concerning the family and estate of the Denisons of Ossington, Nottinghamshire, as handled by their London solicitors, Lee and Pemberton, 1873-1962.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryMessrs Lee and Pemberton, solicitors of Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, were the Denison family solicitors throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. They were involved in all aspects of family legal arrangements and transactions and maintained a detailed correspondence relating to family trusts and legacy arrangements.
Custodial HistoryThe papers were deposited with the University Library by the solicitors in 1973.

The University was granted a JISC (Non Formula Funding) award to support detailed cataloguing of the Denison collection, with a focus on the political papers, in 1995.
DescriptionThe collection consists of three separate deposits made by Lee and Pemberton. The bulk of the legal papers, accounts and correspondence concern the trust arrangements arising from the death of John Evelyn Denison, Viscount Ossington (1800-1873). Subsequent accruals concern the longer term implications of the trusts and the arrangements arising from the marriages and estates of other members of the Denison family, such as Henry Denison of Babworth Hall (1847-1938), William E. Denison (1843-1916) and Wilfred V. Denison (1889-1964).

The papers include details of family stocks and shares and investments. There are items relating to the mortgaging and leasing of property, including premises on George Street, Hove, Sussex and Cavendish Square, London. The collection also includes a file of correspondence relating to the estate of Miss Susan Denison (1845-1930) and details of the will and estate of Miss Louisa Denison (1841-1919).
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
ArrangementThe papers are arranged in groups according to subject matter. Within each grouping, papers are arranged chronologically.
TermAdministration of estates - Great Britain - History
Inheritance and succession - Great Britain - History
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 101 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Old Typescript Catalogue, 16 pp (please note the version at King's Meadow Campus, and the online version, is more up to date) Online: Online catalogue accessible from the Manuscripts and Special Collections website. Family and Estate Resource relating to the Denison family and their records, published on the Manuscripts and Special Collections website:
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialPapers of John Evelyn Denison, Viscount Ossington (reference: Os)
Architectural Plans for the Ossington Estate, Nottinghamshire, 1775-1825 (reference: De 2 P)
Papers of Sir William T. Denison and his family (reference: De Wm)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA213Lee and Pemberton; solicitors
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
NA213Lee and Pemberton; solicitors
NA214Denison; Susan A. (1845-1930); niece of J. E. Denison1845-1930
NA215Denison; Louisa E. (1841-1919); daughter of E. Denison1841-1919
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA217Denison; Wilfred V. (1889-1964); son of H. Denison of Babworth Hall1889-1964
NA218Denison; Henry (1847-1938); Brigadier-General; of Babworth Hall Nottinghamshire son of S.C. Denison1847-1938
NA209Denison; William E. (1843-1916); Captain; son of W.T. Denison1843-1916
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