Estate Papers of the Pierrepont Family, Earls Manvers, of Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire, 1627-1949, in the Manvers Collection

Administrative / Biographical History

These papers form part of the larger Manvers Collection, and were generated in the course of the management of the family's estate business. For details about the Pierrepont family and their estates, see the collection-level description for Manvers. In subject matter and date, they complement other groups of papers in the Manvers Collection. There are many areas of overlap between these groups, which are catalogued separately because of the date and manner of their transfer to the University.


Deeds and estate papers are arranged according to place, with other series arranged according to form (e.g. rentals, accounts etc.) Material is mostly listed chronologically within sections. The material is numbered in a straight numerical sequence beginning with Ma 3001, presumably replicating existing numbering at Thoresby Hall.

Access Information

Accessible to all readers.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:

Typescript Catalogue (No. 1) to item level (some bundles), 215 pp

At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew:

Typescript Catalogue (No. 1) to item level (some bundles), 215 pp

Online: Catalogue accessible from the website for Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

These papers form a sub-fonds of the Manvers Collection (GB 0159 Ma) and were presented to the University library, by a family member, in 1948. The reference number was 'M' until 2008, when this part of the collection was re-numbered 'Ma'.

Related Material

Tithe survey of Eakring (MS 310)