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Collection Level Description: Tucker Family Papers

Reference: MSS. Don. b. 16-28, c. 101-34
Title: Tucker Family Papers
Dates of Creation: 1662-1873
Extent: 47 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Edward Tucker of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis (d 1737) was an MP. His two sons were John Tucker (1701-79), MP, and Richard Tucker (1704-77). His father was Edward Tucker (d 1707), a sectarian, who assumed the pseudonym 'Man of Love'. Edward Tucker MP, and his son Richard consecutively held the office of surveyor of His Majesty's quarries in Portland, 1714-77. John Tucker was also cashier to the treasurer of the navy, 1744-9.

The Gollop family was allied to the Tucker family by marriage. The Steward family were heirs of the Tuckers. The Browne family were heirs of the Tucker, Gollop, and Steward families.

Scope and Content

Papers of the Tucker family, including correspondence, accounts and deeds. The collection also includes some papers of the Gollop, Steward and Browne families.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought and given by the Friends of the Bodliean, 1969-70.

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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. I, nos. 38674-720.

Access Points

Quarries and quarrying

Tucker | Edward | d 1707

Tucker | Edward | d 1737 | MP for Weymouth

Tucker | John | 1701-1779 | MP for Weymouth Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy

Tucker | Richard | 1704-1777 | Surveryor of His Majesty's quarries in Portland

Gollop | family | 1500-1914 | Strode

Steward | family | 1666-1894 | Nottington

Tucker | family | Weymouth

Dorset (England)

Portland (England)

Weymouth (England)

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