Deeds of the Earls of Shrewsbury

Archive Collection

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

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

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

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.