Accounts and related papers of the executors of Thomas, 3rd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne, 1781-1809

Scope and Content

The collection consists of miscellaneous papers of the 3rd Duke's executors, including bills, receipts, correspondence and account books.

Administrative / Biographical History

When Thomas Pelham-Clinton, 3rd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne died in 1795 the Newcastle estates had only been in his hands for a year. They passed to his eldest son, Henry, 4th Duke (1785-1851) who was only ten years old. This train of events meant that the estates spent a considerable time under the control of executors and trustees, before the 4th Duke reached his majority in 1806.


The material is arranged in chronological order.

Access Information

Accessible to all registered 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, 4 pp

At the National Register of Archives, London:

Typescript Catalogue, 4 pp

On the World Wide Web:

Online catalogue accessible from the Manuscripts and Special Collections website.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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

Custodial History

The papers were acquired via the British Records Association from Messrs Lee, Bolton and Lee of London.

Related Material

Newcastle (Clumber) Collection (reference: Ne), especially papers of Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne (Ne C 2230-4494) and papers of Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne (Ne C 4667-8778)

Geographical Names