Catalogue of papers relating to the Cockerell (later Rushout) and Grieve families, 18th-19th cent.

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2002

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Correspondence and papers of Sir Charles Cockerell, and other members of his family, 1774-1880
B    Correspondence and papers of John Wallis Grieve and his wife Elizabeth, 1808-61, and correspondence and papers concerning their estates, 1861-71
    B.1  Correspondence of J.W. Grieve, 1808-60
    B.2  Other papers
    B.3  Bank and account books
        B.3.1  Bank passbooks, mainly Coutts & Co., of J.W. and E. Grieve, 1811-61, and their executors, 1861-71
        B.3.2  Household account books, 1851-62
    B.4  Miscellaneous papers
C    Correspondence and papers of Charles Rivington, solicitor, 1833-80


Papers relating to the Cockerell (later Rushout) and Grieve families, 18th-19th cent.

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers relating to the Cockerell (later Rushout) and Grieve families, 18th-19th cent.

Shelfmarks: Dep. b. 254-5, c. 855-81, d. 841-6, e. 394-402

Extent: 44 shelfmarks

Biographical History

The Cockerell and Grieve families were united through marriage; Harriet and Elizabeth Rushout were daughters of John Rushout, 1st Earl Northwick. Harriet married Sir Charles Cockerell of Sezincot, brother of Samuel Pepys Cockerell (1754-1827) in 1808, and Elizabeth Bowles married secondly John Wallis Grieve (known as Wallis) in 1819. See W. H. Bowles Records of the Bowles Family (London, 1918), relating to the Bowles, Grieve, and Rushout families (Bodleian copy: 2182 B. d. 52, pp. 91-116).

Scope and Content

The papers are arranged in three sections. First, those relating to the Cockerell family, including letters to Sir Charles Cockerell from his brother Colonel John Cockerell, 1779-98, correspondence concerning the financial affairs of the Marquis of Wellesley, 1817-35, and correspondence and papers of Sir Charles's wife Harriet, 1810-50, and other members of the family.

The second section comprises correspondence and papers of John Wallis Grieve and his wife Elizabeth, 1808-71. Grieve was educated at Eton and Cambridge, and in 1813 bought a cornetcy in the Second Life Guards. His correspondents are mainly Old Etonians, and friends from the army who were serving in the Peninsular War and with Wellington immediately before the battle of Waterloo, as well as his brother-in-law, Sir Charles Cockerell. In 1821 Grieve, who had been in financial difficulties for some time, and was living in France to avoid imprisonment for debt, was superseded from the army for failing to return from leave. His efforts to return to the army became an obsession, and the correspondence includes draft letters to Lord Cathcart, Colonel-in-Chief of the Guards, and memorials to George IV.

The third section comprises correspondence of Charles Rivington, 1833-80, solicitor to both families.

Acquisition

Deposited, 1980.

Family names (NCA Rules)

Cockerell | family | of Sezincote
Rushout | family | see Cockerell

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Cockerell | Charles | Sir | fl 1779-1837
Cockerell | Harriet | fl 1808-1850
Cockerell | John | 1753-1798 | Lieutenant Colonel
Grieve | Elizabeth | fl 1819-1862
Grieve | John Wallis | fl 1808-1861
Rivington | Charles | fl 1833-1880 | solicitor

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Great Britain and Ireland | Army | 2nd Life Guards

Subjects (LCSH)

Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Peninsular War, 1807-1814

A   Correspondence and papers of Sir Charles Cockerell, and other members of his family, 1774-1880

Shelfmarks: Dep. b. 254, c. 855-66


Letters to Sir Charles Cockerell from his brother John Cockerell, 1779-92, 1793-8
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 855-6
Extent: 195, 179 leaves

Letters to Sir Charles Cockerell, mainly from his solicitors Hall, Ross & Brownley, on various matters, 1801-26, 1829-36
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 857-8
Extent: 161, 210 leaves

Letters to Sir Charles Cockerell from Tobias and James Furneaux, 1808-20
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 859
Extent: 46 leaves

Correspondence, mainly with Sir Charles Cockerell, concerning the financial affairs of Richard, Marquis of Wellesley, 1817-27, 1828-35
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 860-1
Extent: 186, 164 leaves

Letters to Sir Charles Cockerell from J. H. Belli, with copies of letters from Cockerell to Belli, 1833-6, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 862
Extent: 124 leaves

Papers relating to Sir Charles Cockerell, 1790-1837, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. b. 254
Extent: 115 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-50) diary entries on loose sheets, Aug. 1815, Mar. -Dec. 1835
  • (fols. 51-91) miscellaneous papers, 1790-1837, n.d.
  • (fols. 92-115) accounts, J. Hall, solicitor, 1798-1832

Correspondence and papers of Lady Harriet Cockerell (d. 1851)
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 863
Extent: 165 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-114) letters to her, 1839-50
  • (fols. 119-39) papers and bills, 1810-50
  • (fols. 140-65) medical prescriptions, 1847

Miscellaneous papers and accounts of John Cockerell, 1774-98
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 864
Extent: 65 leaves

Household bills of Anne Rushout, elder sister of Lady Cockerell, 1816-17
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 865
Extent: 89 leaves

Correspondence and papers of Sir Charles Rushout (1809-69), son of Sir Charles Cockerell, and of his family, mainly about financial matters, 1860-80
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 866
Extent: 84 leaves

B   Correspondence and papers of John Wallis Grieve and his wife Elizabeth, 1808-61, and correspondence and papers concerning their estates, 1861-71

B.1   Correspondence of J.W. Grieve, 1808-60

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 867-71


1808, 1812-13
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 867
Extent: 140 leaves

1815-19
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 868
Extent: 158 leaves

1820-44
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 869
Extent: 154 leaves

1849-60
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 870
Extent: 232 leaves

n. d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 871
Extent: 77 leaves

B.2   Other papers

Shelfmarks: Dep. b. 255, c. 872-6


Financial papers of J.W. Grieve, 1816-61, including household accounts, 1848-61
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 872
Extent: 160 leaves

Marriage settlements, 1819
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 873
Extent: 6 items

Miscellaneous papers of J.W. Grieve
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 874
Extent: 60 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 1-39), 'Papers receipts and lists of pictures by name relative to the house No. 2 Rue Chanchat, Paris, May 1820'.


Correspondence of Elizabeth Grieve, 1807-62, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 875
Extent: 148 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 118-21) an undated letter from her husband.


Papers of Elizabeth Grieve, 1810-62, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 876
Extent: 168 leaves

Scope and Content:

Including

  • (fols. 1-110) household accounts, 1810-62, n.d.
  • (fols. 111-50) financial papers, 1822-61
  • (fols. 151-9) medical prescriptions, 1855-62

Papers relating to the will of Elizabeth Grieve, including draft wills, and executors' papers, 1821-71
Shelfmark: Dep. b. 255
Extent: 243 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 185-219) papers relating to the sale of her house, 35 Grosvenor Place, London, including (fols. 195-8) two copies of printed sale particulars, 21 Mar. 1862, with memorandum of agreement of sale, and sale catalogues, marked-up with prices fetched of (fols. 220-38) household contents, including pictures, books and music scores, Phillips, 24 Mar. 1862, and (fols. 239-43) silver plate, jewellery and other belongings, Phillips, 28 Mar. 1862.

B.3   Bank and account books

B.3.1   Bank passbooks, mainly Coutts & Co., of J.W. and E. Grieve, 1811-61, and their executors, 1861-71

Shelfmarks: Dep. e. 394-401


1811-17
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 394
Extent: 19 leaves

1847-58
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 395
Extent: 21 leaves

1848-58
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 396
Extent: 21 leaves

1858-60
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 397
Extent: 19 leaves

1858-61
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 398
Extent: 19 leaves

1861-5
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 399
Extent: 19 leaves

1865-70
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 400
Extent: 21 leaves

1870-1
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 401
Extent: 42 leaves

B.3.2   Household account books, 1851-62

Shelfmarks: Dep. d. 841-4


1851-5
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 841
Extent: 47 leaves

1851-8
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 842
Extent: 106 leaves

1859-60
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 843
Extent: 6 leaves

1861-2
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 844
Extent: 26 leaves

B.4   Miscellaneous papers

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 877, d. 845-6, e. 402


Notebook containing lists of clothes taken on journeys by Mrs. Grieve, 1839-52
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 845
Extent: 50 leaves

Passport in leather case stamped 'Mr. & Honourable Mrs. Wallis Grieve', 1851-60
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 402
Extent: 1 item

Notebook containing inventory of plate, 1854
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 846
Extent: 43 leaves

Loose papers entitled 'Miscellaneous papers, poetic, didactic and political...MSS. by various hands', n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 877
Extent: 106 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 104-6) an introduction to the Grieve papers by Charles Rivington, grandson of Charles Rivington, solicitor, 1989.

C   Correspondence and papers of Charles Rivington, solicitor, 1833-80

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 878-81


Correspondence and papers of Charles Rivington, mainly relating to the Grieve and Northwick estates, 1833-61, 1862-80
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 878-9
Extent: 124, 126 leaves

Letters from Sir Charles Rushout, 2nd. Bart. (1809-69) to Charles Rivington, 1861-2, 1863-5, n.d.,
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 880-1
Extent: 132, 93 leaves

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