Catalogue of the papers of the Ashhurst family of Waterstock, Oxfordshire, 16th-20th cent.

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2002

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Henry Ashhurst, 17th-18th cent.
B    Legal papers, 18th-19th cent
C    William Henry Ashhurst, 1786-1846
    C.1  Business and estate correspondence of W.H. Ashhurst, 1805-46
    C.2  Miscellaneous papers of W.H. Ashhurst, 1786-1844
D    Gladys Mary Ashhurst, 1930-47
E    Ashhurst family, 17th-20th cent.
F    Deeds and papers, 16th-20th cent.


Papers of the Ashhurst family of Waterstock, Oxfordshire, 16th-20th cent.

Abstract:
Papers of the Ashhurst family of Waterstock, Oxfordshire, 16th-20th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Don. c. 169; Eng. lett. c. 784-8; Eng. misc. a. 31(R), b. 435-7, c. 930-40, d. 1357-64, e. 1521-6, f. 863; Photogr. b. 8; Top. Oxon. b. 309, c. 840-52

Extent: 51 shelfmarks

Biographical History

The Ashhurst family of Waterstock, Oxfordshire, includes Sir William Henry Ashhurst (1725-1807), William Henry Ashhurst MP (1778-1846), and Miss Gladys Ashhurst, who was a member of Oxfordshire County Council in the 1930s and 1940s. Details for Sir William Henry Ashhurst are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The collection includes title deeds to properties in Waterstock, Waterperry, Emmington and Chilworth, all Oxfordshire, legal and estate papers of Sir William Henry Ashhurst (1725-1807) and William Henry Ashhurst MP (1778-1846), family photograph albums of the late 19th century, and papers of Miss Gladys Ashhurst as a member of Oxfordshire County Council.

Acquisition

Deposited in the Library, 1954; bought, with MS. ch. Hunts. 13 and (R)MS. C17:49(272), 1985.

Family names (NCA Rules)

Ashhurst | family | of Waterstock

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Ashhurst | Gladys | fl 1930-1947
Ashhurst | Sir | William Henry | 1725-1807 | Knight | Judge
Ashhurst | William Henry | 1778-1846 | MP

Place names (NCA Rules)

Oxfordshire

A   Henry Ashhurst, 17th-18th cent.

Shelfmarks: MS. Don. c. 169


Letter-book of Henry Ashhurst of London, merchant, 1675-6, 1680-1701
Shelfmark: MS. Don. c. 169
Extent: 207 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains

  • (fols. 208v-198v rev., 4-194v, 198-9) copies of out-letters concerning trade with the Levant and North America, with (fols. 1v, 210v-209v rev.) miscellaneous accounts, 1675-6, n.d.
  • (fol. 197v rev.) rental of land at Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, 1678

Folios 12, 17-18, 32-3, 46-52, 72, 92, 97-9, 110-16, 123-8, 148 and 163 have been torn out leaving only stubs.

B   Legal papers, 18th-19th cent

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 930-1, d. 1357-60


Inquisitions of the Buckinghamshire Jury on the river Thame, 1796, 1807
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. d. 1357
Extent: 2 items

Proceedings of the court of sewers for the level of the river Thame, 1795-1805
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. d. 1358
Extent: vi + 270 pages, 226-56 blank

Proceedings of the court of sewers for the level of the river Thame, 1807-17
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. d. 1359
Extent: iv + 266 pages, 110-266 blank

Papers concerning Chancery Court proceedings relating to the estates of the late Oswald Mosley in Cheshire, 1805-25
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 930
Extent: 18 items

Miscellaneous memoranda and accounts relating to the Mosley case, 1802-29, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 931
Extent: 139 leaves

A.N. Mosley's accounts as administrator of John Mosley, 1806-15
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. d. 1360
Extent: 46 leaves, 4-46 blank

C   William Henry Ashhurst, 1786-1846

C.1   Business and estate correspondence of W.H. Ashhurst, 1805-46

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 784-8


Scope and Content:

Between 1807 and 1829 this chiefly relates to the Mosley estate case in Chancery.


Business and estate correspondence, 1805-11
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 784
Extent: 174 leaves

Business and estate correspondence, 1812-21
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 785
Extent: 146 leaves

Business and estate correspondence, 1822-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 786
Extent: 151 leaves

Business and estate correspondence, 1824-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 787
Extent: 156 leaves

Business and estate correspondence, 1830-46, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 788
Extent: 112 leaves

C.2   Miscellaneous papers of W.H. Ashhurst, 1786-1844

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. b. 435, c. 932


Miscellaneous papers, 1807-44, chiefly (fols. 26-99) accounts with his solicitors, 1807-42
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 932
Extent: 110 leaves

Correspondence and papers of W.H. Ashhurst as executor of Mrs. Frances Allin, 1801-18, with (fols. 218-39) similar papers of Sir William Ashhurst concerning the estate of Thomas Anguish, 1786-99
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 435
Extent: 239 leaves

D   Gladys Mary Ashhurst, 1930-47

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 934-7


Papers of Gladys Mary Ashhurst as a member of various Oxfordshire County Council committees, 1930-47
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 934
Extent: 217 leaves

Papers of Miss Ashhurst as a member of the Bullingdon and Thame Joint Air Raid Precautions Committee and as Senior Warden, 1937-43
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 935
Extent: 134 leaves

Papers of Miss Ashhurst as a member of the Women's Voluntary Service for Civil Defence, 1939-44
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 936
Extent: 93 leaves

Miscellaneous papers of Miss Ashhurst, 1930-47
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 937
Extent: 109 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 11-32) accounts and reports of the Radcliffe Infirmary Linen League, 1936-45.

E   Ashhurst family, 17th-20th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. a. 31(R), b. 436-7, c. 938-40, d. 1362-4, e. 1526(R), f. 863; Photogr. b. 8


Miscellaneous Ashhurst family papers, 1692-1919
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 436
Extent: 77 leaves

Ashhurst family and marriage settlements, 1710-72, 1806-47
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 938-9
Extent: 12, 10 items

Wills and related probate documents of members of the Ashhurst family, 1689-1930
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 940
Extent: 12 items

Pedigree roll of the Ashhurst family compiled by Richard Saint-George, Norroy King of Arms, early 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1526(R)

Pedigree roll of the Ashhurst family, early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. a. 31(R)

Miscellaneous genealogical papers concerning the Ashhurst family, 18th-20th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 437
Extent: 122 leaves

Notebook of genealogical notes on the Warner family compiled by Richard Warner, c.1660-81
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. f. 863
Extent: 12 leaves

Family photograph albums, late 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1362-3
Extent: 26, 26 leaves

Album of photographs containing views of Waterstock, farm and hunting scenes, c.1900-2
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. d. 1364
Extent: 32 leaves, 23-32 blank

Photographs of Waterstock House, huntsmen and hounds, n.d. [c.1900]
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 8
Extent: 4 items

F   Deeds and papers, 16th-20th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 309, c. 840-52


Title deeds of the manor of Waterstock, as numbered in an accompanying abstract of title (MS. Top. Oxon. c. 844 below), 1639-76 (nos. 1, 3-15)
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 840
Extent: 22 items

Title deeds of the manor of Waterstock, as numbered in an accompanying abstract of title (MS. Top. Oxon. c. 844 below), 1676-83 (nos. 16-28)
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 841
Extent: 14 items

Title deeds of the manor of Waterstock, as numbered in an accompanying abstract of title (MS. Top. Oxon. c. 844 below), 1683-91 (nos. 29-30, 32-9, 41-2)
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 842
Extent: 13 items

Title-deeds of the manor of Waterstock, as numbered in an accompanying abstract of title (MS. Top. Oxon. c. 844 below) 1691, 1702 (nos. 43-5, 47)
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 843
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content:

With (items 5-13) documents not listed in the abstract, 1676-91


Abstract of title to the manor of Waterstock (1639-1702), c.1702
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 844
Extent: ii + 46 pages, 39-46 blank

Miscellaneous deeds and papers relating to the Waterstock estate, 1696-1947
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 845
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (item 1) agreement for wainscotting the Great Hall, 1696
  • (item 2) lease of mill, 1697
  • (item 7) letters requesting permission to use the private road through the Park, 1834, 1886-1937
  • (item 8) papers relating to the construction of a new weir, 1844-5

Papers relating to Waterstock Church, 1666-1938
Shelfmark: MS. Top.Oxon. c. 846
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (items 5-7, 9) letters, specifications, plan and vouchers for repairs to the church by William Fisher, n.d., and George Wyatt, 1844, 1857-9
  • (item 8) papers concerning a tithe dispute between patron and rector, 1847-8

Deeds and copies of documents relating to the manor and advowson of Waterperry, 1543-62, 1790, 1825
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 847
Extent: 11 items

Title deeds of the manor and advowson of Emmington, 1585-1806
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 848
Extent: 12 items

Title deeds of Wheatley Bridge Farm, Chilworth in Great Milton, 1697-1747
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 849
Extent: 15 items

Title deeds of Wheatley Bridge Farm, Chilworth in Great Milton, 1747-80
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 850
Extent: 11 items

Title deeds of Wheatley Bridge Farm, Chilworth in Great Milton, 1781-94
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 851
Extent: 12 items

Correspondence and papers concerning the Chilworth farm, 1812-31, 1908, 1925
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. b. 309
Extent: 97 leaves

Album of photographs of Oxfordshire churches, arranged by deanery, n.d. [c.1880]
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 852
Extent: 106 leaves, 82-106 blank

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