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Collection Level Description: Legal Papers of the Madan and Gresley Families of Leicestershire

Reference: MSS. Top. gen. c. 80-2
Title: Legal Papers of the Madan and Gresley Families of Leicestershire
Dates of Creation: 18th-19th cent.
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Madan and Gresley families

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content

Legal papers of the Madan and Gresley families of Leicestershire. They include the marriage settlement of Spencer Madan (1729-1813) and Henrietta Inge; probate copies of wills of members of the Madan family such as Spencer Madan (1758-1836), with related documents, 1788-1871; and the family and marriage settlements of the Gresley family, with related correspondence and papers, 1811-95.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library, with MSS. Ch. Staffs. 92-103, Gloucs. 193 and Devon 57, in 1960.

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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. 54158-60.

Access Points

Legal documents

Marriage settlements


Madan | Spencer | 1729-1813 | Bishop of Peterborough

Madan | Spencer | 1758-1836

Gresley | family | Leicestershire

Madan | family

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