Document ReferenceWr/BT
TitleLegal Papers in the Wrench Collection, 1843-1934
Extent4 boxes
AbstractTestamentary papers, plans
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryEdward Mason Wrench (1833-1912) and his cousin Annie Eliza Kirke (1831-1920) were married in 1861, strengthening further the link between the two families. Edward M. Wrench was the son of Thomas William Wrench (1805-1875) and Diana Maria Kirke (1810-1876). Annie was the daughter of William Kirke (1799-1843) (brother of Diana Maria) and Ann White (1807-1874). Both families used the firm of Brooke Taylor, solicitors of Bakewell, Derbyshire for the management of their legal affairs.

See the fonds entry for the Wrench Collections (Wr) for more details about the family.
Custodial HistoryThese papers form a sub-fonds of the Wrench family collection and came to the University library from Brooke Taylor, solictors, in 1969.
DescriptionThis section of the Wrench collection relates to the settlement of the estate of Edward Mason Wrench (d 1912) and Annie Eliza Wrench (d 1920), and to the settlement of the affairs of the Kirke family with regard to their estates at East Markham.

Most of the material consists of correspondence relating to the settlement of estates, and testamentary papers. These include wills, accounts and property documentation. There are also two plans of Kirke estates in Nottinghamshire.
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
MgtSubGroupEast Midland
ArrangementMaterial is arranged according to form (e.g correspondence, accounts) and listed chronologically within sections.
TermAdministration of estates - England - Nottinghamshire - History - 20th century
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue Online: Catalogue available through 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 ( 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.
Related MaterialSee also the Kirke of East Markham (Ki) collection; the fonds entry for all the Wrench collections (Wr); and the other sub-fonds and series which make up the Wrench Collections (Wr Ki, Wr/Wr, and Wre).
Related RecordKi

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1276Wrench; Edward Mason (1833-1912); Dr; doctor and army surgeon1833-1912
NA1277Wrench; Annie Eliza (1831-1920); Mrs; née Kirke; m 1862 Dr Edward Wrench1831-1920
NA75934Kirke; family; of East Markham, Nottinghamshire
NA75939Wrench; family; of Baslow, Derbyshire
NA76483Brooke Taylor; solicitors
PL16402/Markham East/Nottinghamshire/England
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