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Collection Level Description: Papers of James and Baker Morrell, Solicitors, as Clerks for the Enclosure of Land in Berkshire Parishes

Reference: MS. Top. Berks. c. 30-2
Title: Papers of James and Baker Morrell, Solicitors, as Clerks for the Enclosure of Land in Berkshire Parishes
Dates of Creation: 1792-1816
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: James and Baker Morrell

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

James Morrell (1739-1807) was an Oxford solicitor. He also built the original structure of what became Headington Hill Hall, and along with his brother Mark, he started Morrell's Brewery in Oxford. Baker Morrell (1779-1854) was one of James' sons, and followed his father into the family law practice.

Scope and Content

Papers of James and Baker Morrell, solicitors, as clerks for the enclosure of land in Berkshire parishes. Includes (c. 30) the correspondence and papers of James Morrell as clerk for the enclosure of Aston Upthorpe in Blewbury parish, 1792-4, and (c. 31) of Wootton and Boar's Hill in Cumnor parish, 1795-6; and the papers of Baker Morrell as clerk for the enclosure of Long Wittenham, 1809-16.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library from the executors of Mrs. F. P. Morrell, 1925.

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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. 53727-9.

Related Units of Description

See also the papers of James and Baker Morrell relating to Compton Beauchamp (MS. Top. Berks. b. 9), papers relating to parliamentary elections for Abingdon, including letters to James Morrell (MS. Top. Berks. d. 18), papers of James Morrell relating to the enclosure of Whitfield (MS. Top. Northants. c. 49), papers of James Morrell concerning the parliamentary interest of Willoughby Bertie, 4th Earl of Abingdon (MS. Top. Wilts. c. 5), letters and autographs, 17th-19th century, collected by the Morrell family (MS. Autogr. d. 18).

Access Points

Inclosures | England | Berkshire

Morrell | Baker | 1779-1854 | solicitor

Morrell | James | 1739-1807 | solicitor and brewer

Morrell | family | Oxford

Oxford (England)

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