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Collection Level Description: The Buxton Family Deeds

Reference: MSS Dep. Deeds Buxton d. 1-3
Title: The Buxton Family Deeds
Dates of Creation: 1675-1939
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Buxton family

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content

75 documents, 1675-1939, mainly of the Bunce, Buxton, Chillingworth, Rutler, Wilmott and Yates families (see the custodial history of the papers for genealogical information).

The papers pertain to Derbyshire (Ashbourne, Clifton-with-Compton), Lancashire (Manchester and Salford), Middlesex (Brompton, Chelsea, Drayton, Kensington, St. George, Hanover Square, St Marylebone and Stepney), Surrey (Kingston-on-Thames, Worplesdon), Kent (Woolwich), Worcestershire (Redditch and Tandebigge) and Yorkshire (Molescroft, South Cave, Sutton and Stoneferry).

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The papers of the Yates family passed to the Buxtons in 1761 when John Buxton was granted the administration of the will of Robert Yates. The papers of the Willmott, Rutler and Chillingworth families passed to the Buxtons as a result of the marriage of Harry John Buxton to Hannah, daughter of Henry Wilmott (d. 1812), of whose daughters Mary married Thomas Chillingworth and Elizabeth married John Rutler. The papers of the Bunce family passed to the Buxtons by the marriage of Harry Willmott Buxton to Annie Letitia Bunce.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in the Library in 1947.

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Access Points

Deeds | England

Bunce | family

Buxton | family

Chillingworth | family

Rutler | family

Wilmott | family

Yates | family

Derbyshire (England)

Kent (England)

Lancashire (England)

Middlesex (England)

Surrey (England)

Worcestershire (England)

Yorkshire (England)

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