Deeds of the Earls of Shrewsbury

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. D.D. Shrewsbury c. 1-5
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      Latin, and English.
  • Physical Description
      5 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

164 deeds relating to property of the Earls of Shrewsbury at the following places:  

  • Buckinghamshire: Hughenden, 1651
  • Oxfordshire: Bampton, 1239, 1623, 1654-1860; Heythrop, 1664, 1695-7, 1788; Dunthrop and Shewell, 1570, 1616, 1645, 1650-1839; Middle Aston, 1635, 1654; Rotherfield Peppard, 1656, 1694
  • Staffordshire: Alton, 1658
  • Surrey: Kingston, 1651, 1663, 1701
  • Yorkshire: Bolsterton Heyfield, 1658

Administrative / Biographical History

The Earls of Shrewsbury had property in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Surrey and Yorkshire.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The deeds were deposited in the Library by the Earl of Shrewsbury, through Berkshire Record Office, 1950.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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