Document ReferenceMa 8
TitleEstate and Family Papers of the Pierrepont Family, Earls Manvers, of Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire, 1767-1969, in the Manvers Collection
Extent5 boxes
AbstractMiscellaneous 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 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 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.
DescriptionThe 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.
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
ArrangementThe papers have been arranged by type, and within that by date.
TermAdministration of estates - Great Britain - History
FindingAidsCopyright 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.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialThe 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.
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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
NA8016Pierrepont; Evelyn (1711-1773); 2nd Duke of Kingston upon Hull; styled Earl of Kingston 1713-15 and Marquess of Dorchester 1715-261711-1773
NA80258Pierrepont; Gervas E. (1881-1955); 6th Earl Manvers; succeeded 19401881-1955
PL70340/Holme Pierrepont/Nottinghamshire/England
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