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Collection Level Description: Thoresby Park Deeds

Reference: MSS. Ch. Bucks. 882-1318; Derby 55-6; Gloucs. 168; Kent 433; Northants 49; Somerset 170
Title: Thoresby Park Deeds
Dates of Creation: 13th-18th cent.
Extent: 443 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Pierrepont family, Earls Manvers

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Thoresby Park was the home of the Pierrepont family, Earls Manvers.

Scope and Content

Deeds mostly relating to Buckinghamshire. The collection also contains deeds relating to Derby, Gloucestershire, Kent, Northamptonshire and Somerset.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The deeds were purchased from Lord Manvers in 1942.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library. The Library also holds a modern calendar of the deeds (MS. Top. Bucks. c. 13).

Access Points

Pierrepont | family | 1500-2000 | Earls Manvers | Thoresby

Buckinghamshire (England)

Derbyshire (England)

Gloucestershire (England)

Kent (England)

Northamptonshire (England)

Somerset (England)

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