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TitlePapers of Sir Francis Molyneux and the Molyneux Family of Teversal, Nottinghamshire, 1706-1901
Extent41 items
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; correspondence, family papers.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistorySir Francis Molyneux (of the Molyneux family of Teversal, Nottinghamshire) served as Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire while the office of Lord Lieutenant was occupied first by John Holles, 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne, and subsequently by Thomas Pelham Holles, 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne (1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne from 1756). As Deputy Lieutenant, Sir Francis was actively involved in the suppression of Roman Catholicism in the county.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was purchased from an unknown vendor in February 1992. However, it is clearly part of the Molyneux family archive, deposited with the University of Nottingham Library in 1977 by Lord Carnarvon. Both collections include letters to Sir Francis from the 3rd and 4th Dukes of Newcastle, and documents noted on a handwritten list of papers within this collection are dispersed throughout the 1977 deposit. Furthermore, a letter from Savile Foljambe to Lady Carnarvon (Molt 5/9) indicates that both collections were once in her possession.
DescriptionThe papers consist chiefly of correspondence, personal and official, from John Holles and Thomas Pelham Holles to Molyneux. Such correspondence concerns the implementation of orders from the Privy Council for the identification and seizure of papists. There are also references to the County Militia, the boundaries of Sherwood Forest and the Nottinghamshire elections of 1715. The personal correspondence includes Sir Francis' attempts to acquire an Army position for his son with the assistance of prominent men such as the Earl of Bridgwater, the Duke of Bolton and the Duke of Marlborough. There are also some miscellaneous items relating to the Molyneux family, from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including a marriage settlement and genealogy.
MgtGroupPolitical and diplomatic papers
ArrangementThe collection is arranged in five sections: personal and official correspondence from the two Lord Lieutenants and miscellaneous Molyneux family items.
TermLocal government - England - Nottinghamshire - 18th century
Catholics - England - History - 18th century
Persecution - England - History - 18th century
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 8 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue, 8 pp Online: Catalogue available through the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
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 the Molyneux Family of Teversal, Nottinghamshire, 1677-1868 (Mol)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
NA488Holles; John (1662-1711); 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 1694, 1st Duke of second creation; also 4th Earl of Clare1662-1711
NA25898Molyneux; Francis (1656-1742); 4th Baronet; succ. 1691; of Teversal and Hawton Nottinghamshire; M.P. Newark 1693-1701 and Nottinghamshire. 1701-1706; Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire1656-1742
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