Genealogy of the family of Umphreville, 1849.

Scope and Content

Illuminated heraldic pedigree of the family of Umfreville.

Tracing descent from 1066 down to the children of Edward Rowland Pickering, completed 16 May 1849. A list of variant spellings of the name Umfreville is given, and other marginal annotations.

Inscribed: 'I do certifie this to be a true draught from the Castle of Elsden in Northumberland'. Subscribed W. Horsley. 'Dated May 2nd 1712. It probably is for Robt. Umfreville, E of Angos. No coronets being then used, etc. ...S Seagar.'

Administrative / Biographical History

The family name of Umfreville was derived from a placename in La Manche in France. The family held lands in Northumberland, claiming the earldom of Angus through the marriage of Sir Gilbert Umfreville to the countess of Angus in 1296. Robert and Gilbert, third and fourth earls, fought for the English side in the wars against the Scots but when Gilbert died without heirs in 1381, the earldom was granted by Robert the Bruce to the Stewarts of Boncle. The family tree traces the Umfreville line from 1066; it was compiled in 1715, with additions down to 1849.


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Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 11 January 1954.


Call number used to be ms1430

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cloth roll: 240x60cm.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

Formerly amongst the muniments of the Woods family of Largo.



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