Fanshawe Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection comprises; (a) a collection of documents, circa.1500-early 20th century, assembled by Basil Fanshawe and Beaujolois Ridout in the early 20th century, largely relating to the history of the Fanshawe family in the 17th century and including many letters and other papers of Sir Richard Fanshawe (1608-66); (b) Fanshawe family and estate records, 18th-mid 20th centuries; and (c) papers relating to genealogical and historical research undertaken by Herbert C. Fanshawe and other family members, late 19th-mid 20th centuries.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the middle ages the Fanshawe family lived at Fanshawe Gate in Holmesfield, Derbyshire. In later times the family became more widely dispersed: one branch of the family lived at Parsloes, Dagenham, from 1619 until 1916; other branches lived at Dronfield, Derbyshire, Ware, Hertfordshire, and elsewhere. A detailed account of the family's history between 1375 and 1926, is given in H. C. Fanshawe, The History of the Fanshawe Family (Andrew Reid, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1927).

Arrangement

The collection of mainly 17th century documents remain in the order in which they were assembled by Basil Fanshawe and Beaujolois Ridout in the early 20th century. Arrangement of the other series within this collection, which will comprise mainly later documents, is in progress.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to research and can be view at the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre. To make an appointment to visit the reading room, please telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk.

Note

Catalogued in accordance with ISAD(G).

Other Finding Aids

The letters and other papers (mainly of Sir Richard Fanshawe) are listed at item level in R. M. Walker and W. H. Liddell, The Papers of Sir Richard Fanshawe (Maney, Leeds, 1999). For further information about the contents of this collection, please contact the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk.

Conditions Governing Use

For further information about our reprographics and publication charges, please visit our website http://www.lbbd.gov.uk/MuseumsAndHeritage/BoroughArchivesandLocalStudies/Pages/Copyingandreproductionservices.aspx

Custodial History

This collection was largely assembled by Basil Fanshawe and Beaujolois Ridout in the early twentieth century. It was then deposited, along with a collection of family portraits, at Valence House Museum, before being transferred to the Barking and Dagenham Archives and Local Studies Centre in 2002.

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