Document ReferenceMS 17
TitleCollection of manuscript fragments and local ephemera from Nottinghamshire, 14th century-1844
Extent1 file
AbstractA collection of original documents and printed items, primarily concerning people and places within Nottinghamshire, 14th century-1844.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryLittle is known of the history of the manuscripts and printed ephemera which have been brought together in this small artificial collection. Although four of the items relate to the Harvey family of Nottingham, it is not clear that all of the items have a common origin. They seem all to have been at one stage in the hands of a Nottingham firm of solicitors, Messrs Hunt, Dickins and Willatt. William Hunt was a solicitor in Weekday Cross in Nottingham in 1854. His firm became known as Hunt and Son by 1869 and Hunt and Williams by 1879. In 1894 the firm was known as Hunt, Williams and Dickins. By 1932 had become Hunt, Dickins and Willatt and was based in Clumber Street, Nottingham.
Custodial HistoryThe papers in this collection were given to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts in about 1949 by a Nottingham firm of solicitors, Messrs Hunt Dickins and Willatt. It is assumed that they were drawn from collections handled by the firm.
DescriptionThe collection includes the following items:

Leaves from a legal text book referring to royal writs applicable in various cases including that of mort d'ancestre and uses of the will 'Precipe in capite'. Undated, c. 14th century (MS 17/1);

Fragment of suit concerning a third part of the Manor of Lynley regarding the inheritance of Ralph Burton from his father Robert Burton. Undated, c. early 17th century (MS 17/2);

Release [part of a lease and release] and settlement, from Charles Harvey of Nottingham, gentleman, to John Story of Kneeton, Nottinghamshire, of land on the south side of Castlegate, Nottingham, adjoining St Nicholas's churchyard. 20 Jan. 1696/7 (MS 17/3);

Fragment of a copy petition, requesting the King's permission for the petitioners to submit a letter from the Earl of Kingston to the Earl of Nottingham, in answer to their previous petition. Undated, c. late 17th century (MS 17/4);

Agreement between Charles Harvey of Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham, gentleman, and John Slacke of Edingley, Nottinghamshire, yeoman, for a conveyance of land in two closes called the 'Bessingers' at Edingley. 29 May 1703 (MS 17/5);

Draft release [part of a lease and release], from John Smyth of Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire, yeoman, to Charles Harvey of Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham, of two messuages in Houndsgate, Nottingham. 1706 (MS 17/6);

Bond from John Champion of Worksop, Nottinghamshire, gentleman, and Joseph Champion of Bilby, Nottinghamshire, gentleman, to John Harvey of Barwell, Leicestershire, gentleman, to secure the conveyance of their shares in a messuage in the Narrow Marsh, Nottingham, and to give discharges for legacies set out in the will of Joseph Harvey. 26 Oct. 1723 (MS 17/7);

Draft declaration by an un-named person, concerning his rights regarding a spring rising on his estates and diverted by the inhabitants of Castle Street. Undated, c. late 18th century (MS 17/8);

Printed particulars of a dwelling house and shops on Long Row, Market Place, Nottingham, together with wine vaults, a malt room, warehouses and tenements in a yard extending north to Parliament Street; to be sold by auction on 30 Jun. 1801 (MS 17/9);

Letter from John Hoskins of Cuckney, Nottinghamshire to Messrs W. and S. Parsons, solicitors, of Nottingham giving the dimensions of a piece of land on the corner of South Circus and Reservoir Street [probably Nottingham]. 22 Nov. 1844 (MS 17/10);

Printed bill poster advertising the sale by auction of a freehold estate in Arnold, Nottinghamshire, on 16 Apr. 1844 (MS 17/11);

Printed address of William Sharp to the municipal electors of St. Ann's Ward, Nottingham. Date misprinted as 14 Oct. 1287. The bill refers to a previous election in 1835. (MS 17/12).
MgtGroupGenealogical and local history
ArrangementThe items have been arranged chronologically.
TermReal property - England - Nottinghamshire
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA511Hunt, Dickins and Willatt; solicitors
NA511Hunt, Dickins and Willatt; solicitors
NA512Harvey; Charles (fl 1698-1706); gentleman of Nottinghamfl 1698-1706
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