|Document Reference||Ma 8|
|Title||Estate and Family Papers of the Pierrepont Family, Earls Manvers, of Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire, 1767-1969, in the Manvers Collection|
|Abstract||Miscellaneous collection of documents relating to Earl Manvers' estates, particularly the core Holme Pierrepont estate in the early-mid 20th century. Principal document types present include conveyances, leases, abstracts of title, deeds of appointment, valuations and correspondence.|
|Access Conditions||Accessible to all readers|
|Admin History||These 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 History||These papers form a sub-fonds of the Manvers Collection (GB 0159 Ma), and comprise material which came to the University library from the solicitors to the Thoresby Trust in 1979. The items in this sub-fonds are miscellaneous, and were probably acquired by the solicitors at various times in the course of their dealings with the trustees of the Thoresby estate.|
|Description||The papers are very mixed and do not form a coherent body of material.|
Deeds and leases (Ma 8 D) date mostly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The majority come from Earl Manvers' Holme Pierrepont estate in Holme Pierrepont, Adbolton, Gamston, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Cotgrave and Clipston-on-the-Wolds. The collection contains significant bundles of duplicate conveyances of farms and land from the Holme Pierrepont estate sold in 1938-1939 and 1942. Some other deeds are present, recording conveyances at Edwinstowe, Weston, Kersall, and Inkerson Fen in Sutton St Edmund, Lincolnshire. There are also two leases and a conveyance relating to coal mining in north Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.
A small series of estate papers (Ma 8 E) is very miscellaneous, including references to estate business at Beighton, Lambley, Perlesthorpe, Edwinstowe, Laxton and Kneesall.
The final series of family and trust papers (Ma 8 F) contains one mid-18th century item relating to the 2nd Duke of Kingston, but the remainder of the papers date from the first half of the 20th century and deal with family trusts and settlements, and the accession of the 6th Earl Manvers and his petition to raise his sisters to the rank of Earl's daughters.
|MgtGroup||Family and estate collections|
|Arrangement||The papers have been arranged by type, and within that by date.|
|Term||Administration of estates - Great Britain - History|
|FindingAids||Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.
In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue (No. 9), 28pp
Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections. |
|Copyright||Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email firstname.lastname@example.org).|
|ReprodnNote||Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.|
|Related Material||The material in this sub-fonds is closely related to material in the fourth sub-fonds of the Manvers collection (Ma 3), part of which was also received from Earl Manvers' London solicitors.|