The Grey family's estates in the Midland counties of Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, and in Norfolk, were administered separately from the former Booth lands in Cheshire and Lancashire. Consequently few records relating to them have survived among the archives from Dunham Massey Hall or the Stamford Estate Office in Altrincham. The subfonds EGR12 contains only eleven items, the majority of which relate to the former Willoughby estates in Nottinghamshire, and the manor of Southery in Norfolk.
The subfonds EGR12 contains eleven items: a lease for years in Cropston co. Leics, 1658/9 (EGR12/1); a household account book from Bradgate House co. Leics, 1678-81 (EGR12/2); a copy of the will of Sir Henry Purefoy bequeathing lands in Southery co. Norfolk to Willoughby Grey, a letter to Sir Willoughby Aston, and a bundle of deeds and papers relating to the manor of Southery belonging to Henry Aston esq, 1672-1792 (EGR12/3-5); a letters patent of inspeximus rehearsing a case concerning tithes in South Collingham co. Notts, 1709 (EGR12/6); a bundle of papers relating to the Earl of Stamford's estates in Old and New Awsworth, Newthorpe and South Collingham co. Notts, 1747-50 & 1795 (EGR12/7); two draft deputations of gamekeepers in Old and New Awsworth co. Notts, 1784 (EGR12/8); a rental and account book for the Earl of Stamford's estates in Awsworth, Newthorpe, and North and South Collingham co. Notts, 1791 (EGR12/9); a copy rental for the estates in North and South Collingham co. Notts, 1791 (EGR12/10); and two statements of account for Enville Hall and the Staffordshire estates of the Earl of Stamford, 1816 (EGR12/11).
Related Materials in Other Subfonds
The subfonds EGR1, Title Deeds and Settlements, contains deeds relating to the Booth family's estates in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Yorkshire. There is also a probate copy of the will of Mary Countess of Stamford (1704-1772) which refers to the manor of Westwood and property in Leek, Cheddleton and Caverswall co. Staffs, 1769 (EGR1/8/12/4).
Among the papers of the Booth family, which include those of Mary Countess of Stamford, wife of Harry Grey (1715-1768), 4th Earl of Stamford, are the following papers relating to Grey estates outside Cheshire and Lancashire: two copies of an Act for the sale of parts of the settled estates of the 4th Earl of Stamford in Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire, 1746-7 (EGR3/7/3/4); a bundle of estate papers containing numerous references to Grey estates in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, 1746-70 (EGR3/7/1/4); and notes on a settlement made by the 4th Earl of Stamford of estates in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, ?1765 (EGR3/7/1/6/4).
The personal papers of the Grey family contain notes on the purchase by the 5th Earl of Stamford of an estate in Anstey co. Leics, 1814 (EGR4/1/6/30-31), and a copy of a tax return describing property occupied by the 5th Earl of Stamford in London, Leicestershire, Cheshire and Staffordshire, 1812 (EGR4/1/8/10/12-13).
Among the miscellaneous papers from Dunham Massey Hall is a bound volume, purchased at auction by the 10th Earl of Stamford, which contains thirteen documents written by, or relating to, Thomas Grey (d 1719/20), 2nd Earl of Stamford, 1681-1723 (EGR13/1). The documents include a rental of manors and advowsons held by Lord Stamford in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, 1686, and a schedule of Lord Stamford's portion of a division of manors, advowsons and other property between himself and Sir Bourchier Wrey.