Manuscripts of Manners Sutton family of Kelham, Nottinghamshire, 1722-1910

Scope and Content

The collection is primarily concerned with inheritance and title to the estates. It includes deeds, marriage settlements and other evidences of marriages, extracts from probate copies of wills and documents following from trust settlements. Leases and mortgages are also present.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Manners Sutton family of Kelham in Nottinghamshire owned extensive estates in East Nottinghamshire, including property in the parishes of Kelham, Averham, Rolleston, Staythorpe, Park Leys, Knapthorpe, North Clifton and Harby.


The manuscripts are arranged chronologically.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers

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

Other Finding Aids

NOTE: Copyright on all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

  • In the Reading Room, University of Nottingham Library: Typescript Catalogue, 12 pp
  • At the National Register of Archives, London: Typescript Catalogue, 12 pp

Separated Material

  • Several relevant collections at Nottinghamshire Archives Office, including papers in the archive of Hodgkinsons, Solicitors of Newark: DDH 161.

Conditions Governing Use

COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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 the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email ). The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

LANGUAGE: English.

Custodial History

These records were purchased by The University of Nottingham in 1966.