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Collection Level Description: Papers of the Belson Family

Reference: MSS. Top. Bucks. b. 7, c. 14
Title: Papers of the Belson Family
Dates of Creation: 17th-18th cent.
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Belson family, Sir John Curson and Sir Francis Curson

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The Belson family of Aston Rowant and Kingston Blount, Oxfordshire; Sir John Curson (d. 1727) 2nd Bart. of Waterperry, Oxfordshire; and Sir Francis Curson (d. 1750), 3rd Bart. of Waterperry.

Scope and Content

Including the accounts, rentals and other papers of the Belson family relating to estates in Buckinghamshire and Stokenchurch, Oxfordshire, 1620-83, with household bills; plus the receipts of Sir John Curson as executor to Maurice Belson, 1721-7, with similar receipts of his son, Sir Francis Curson, 1727-9.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library with [Maps] C17:15(1), in 1948.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 53783-4.

Access Points


Belson | Maurice | fl 18th century | of Stokenchurch, Oxon.

Curson | Sir | John | d. 1727 | 2nd Bart. of Waterperry, Oxon.

Curson | Sir | Francis | d. 1750 | 3rd Bart. of Waterperry, Oxon. |

Belson | family | Aston Rowant and Kingston Blount, Oxon

Buckinghamshire (England)

Oxfordshire (England)

Stokenchurch (England)

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