Document ReferenceMa 3001-5876
TitleEstate Papers of the Pierrepont Family, Earls Manvers, of Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire, 1627-1949, in the Manvers Collection
Extent68 boxes and 25 volumes
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; rentals and accounts, maps, surveys, deeds and other estate papers
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThese papers form part of the larger Manvers Collection, and were generated in the course of the management of the family's estate business. For details about the Pierrepont family and their estates, see the collection-level description for Manvers. In subject matter and date, they complement other groups of papers in the Manvers Collection. There are many areas of overlap between these groups, which are catalogued separately because of the date and manner of their transfer to the University.
Custodial HistoryThese papers form a sub-fonds of the Manvers Collection (GB 0159 Ma) and were presented to the University library, by a family member, in 1948. The reference number was 'M' until 2008, when this part of the collection was re-numbered 'Ma'.
DescriptionThe papers consist of deeds, estate papers, manorial surveys, rentals and accounts of the Pierrepont estates.

The title deeds and estate papers mainly concern 19th and 20th century developments, and relate to the following properties:

North Nottinghamshire estate centred on Thoresby:
- Weston, Ossington, Sutton-on-Trent, Dunham and Fledborough. Title deeds relating to purchases of small pieces of land 1866-1871; and to sales in 1917, 1930-31 and 1941. Also estate papers from 1770.
- Laxton. Title deeds relating to sales of small pieces of land, 1810-1813. At the end of the catalogue, fuller series of Laxton records, including surveys (1728-1866), plans (c.1789-1906), and title deeds (1667-1949)
- Ollerton. Leases of tithes, 1771-1823
- Wellow. Leases of tithes, 1781-1823
- Walkeringham. Title deeds relating to purchases of small pieces of land from 1857. Also estate papers, including a printed sale catalogue, 1911

South Nottinghamshire estate centred on Holme Pierrepont:
- Radcliffe-on-Trent, Lamcote and Sneinton. Title deeds relating to purchases from 1813; sale catalogues for Radcliffe properties, 1914 and 1920; and title deeds relating to sales in Sneinton in 1925
- Nottingham. Estate papers from 1798-1917, mostly relating to the advowson of St Mary's Church
- Gedling, Carlton, Stoke Bardolph. Estate papers from 1724 and mortgage deeds from 1810. Title deeds relating to the sale of Stoke Bardolph property to Nottingham Corporation 1891, and sales of land and minerals at Gedling to the Digby Colliery Co. Ltd., 1911 and 1930 [see also Ma 3 E]
- Orston, Thoroton, Lowdham, Lambley and Gamston. Purchases of small pieces of land, 1802-1877
- Cropwell Butler. Title deeds relating to 4 closes purchased in 1883
- Cotgrave. Title deeds principally relating to mortgages and purchases 1817-1889

Derbyshire and Lincolnshire estates:
- Beighton, Derbyshire. Title deeds relating to purchases from 1828 onwards, and sales from 1895-1938. Also estate papers
- Heath and Calow, Derbyshire. Title deeds relating to purchases from 1842, including transactions with the Hardwick Colliery Co. Ltd., and to sales in 1911
- Langworth, Newball and Langton-by-Wragby, Lincolnshire. Estate papers dating back to 1731; title deeds relating to purchases from 1813 onwards; and printed sale catalogue, 1910
- Hemingby and Hagworthingham, and Asterby and Burgh le Marsh, Lincolnshire. Estate papers from 1690 onwards; title deeds relating to purchases from 1830; and printed sale catalogue, 1910
- Crowle, Lincolnshire. Manorial and estate papers, 1796-1885

Somerset and Wiltshire estates:
- Bradford and Trowbridge in Wiltshire. Title deeds relating to purchases, 1797-1813

A small number of settlements of the estates are present, dating from 1743 to 1838.

There are a large number of 18th century estate papers including papers relating to the Buckinghamshire estate at Hanslope and Barnwood Forest, the Lincolnshire estate at Bassingthorpe cum Westby, Langton, Newball and Hemingby, and the Shropshire estate at Tong, 1703-77; bundles of letters addressed to William Pickin, estate agent, 1780-99; bundles of papers relating to the Holme Pierrepont estate, c.1731-87; correspondence relating to the Duchess of Kingston's dower estates, 1773-86; correspondence relating to the Abbey Baths and water supply at Bath, 1759-1814; an estate book providing notes on lands and tenants for Laxton, Kneesall, Dunham, Kirkby, Eakring and Weston, 1742; and a register of leases granted by the Marquess of Dorchester, 1680.

There is an exceptionally fine series of rentals and accounts, continuous for the greater part of the 18th century, and including all estates. Mixed volumes of rentals and accounts for the whole estate start in 1678 and continue to 1780. Rental receipt books for the Holme Pierrepont estate, signed by the owners of the estate, exist from 1772 to 1807, and are complemented by account books kept by the agents for the Holme Pierrepont Collection, 1755-1807 [see Ma A-X and Ma 6 for continuations of these volumes]. Household account books dated 1737-80 also form part of this series.

The collection also includes Derbyshire colliery accounts, cash books and vouchers, from Owlcotes Colliery (1800-1834), Birley Colliery (1786-1822), and High Lane Colliery (1786-1825). A series of household inventories and valuations includes appraisements of the property of the late Duke of Kingston, 1726.

Valuations of the Beighton estate, the Holme Pierrepont estate and the Sneinton estate, made in 1862, form part of this collection. They are complemented in the second deposit (Ma A-X) by surveys of estates at Adwick, Calow, Crowle, Walkeringham, Edwinstowe, Kneesall, Eakring, Laxton, and Weston etc.

There is also a series of surveys, enclosure and tithe records relating to Laxton (1728-1866), Eakring (1737-1841), Cotgrave (1731-1791), Radcliffe-on-Trent (late 18th century), Gedling etc. (1740-1794), Dunham and Fledborough (1789-1810), Ollerton (1739-1841), Kneesall (1840), Edwinstowe, Budby, Perlethorpe and Thoresby (1842-1843), Beighton, Calow and Owlcotes (1744-1863), Hanslope (1747-1763), Wiltshire estates (1752), and Crowle, Bassingthorpe etc. in Lincolnshire (1789-1830).

Manorial court records exist for Crowle (1692-1859), Widmerpool (1680-1718), Cotgrave (1700-04), Orston (1711), Eakring (1653-1718) and Weston (1682-1751).

There are very few personal or family papers in this collection. Exceptions are papers relating to the naturalisation of the 2nd Duke of Kingston's mistress Marie Therese de la Touche, 1739-1741; and some copy baptism, marriage and burial certificates.
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
ArrangementDeeds and estate papers are arranged according to place, with other series arranged according to form (e.g. rentals, accounts etc.) Material is mostly listed chronologically within sections. The material is numbered in a straight numerical sequence beginning with Ma 3001, presumably replicating existing numbering at Thoresby Hall.
TermAdministration of estates - Great Britain - History
Coal mines and mining - England - History - 18th century
Coal mines and mining - England - History - 19th century
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue (No. 1) to item level (some bundles), 215 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue (No. 1) to item level (some bundles), 215 pp Online: Catalogue accessible from the website for 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 MaterialTithe survey of Eakring (MS 310)
Related RecordMS310

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA75815Pierrepont; family; of Thoresby Hall; Earls and Dukes of Kingston upon Hull and Earls Manvers17th century-19th century
PL70340/Holme Pierrepont/Nottinghamshire/England
PL99402Thoresby Hall/Nottinghamshire/England
PL89705/Stoke Bardolph/Nottinghamshire/England
PL99571/Langton by Wragby/Lincolnshire/England
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