ST ALBANS, HERTFORD [HERT 5]

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Consists of loose invoices; receipts and accounts of Alban COXE of St. Albans Hertfordshire 1621-1660

Administrative / Biographical History

Alban COXE, to whom most of the records described below relate, was a nephew of John Coxe of Beaumont, Hertfordshire and brother of Sir Richard Coxe of Porters Lodge, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire. He lived at Porters Lodge from 1610 onwards and after 1636 took charge of the royal stables at St Albans. In 1654 after a disputed election, he became M.P. for St. Albans and commanded a troop of horse in Cromwell's army, with the rank of Colonel. He also sat on a local committee for church discipline. At the restoration in 1660, some of his friends (though Royalist in sympathy) requested favourable treatment for him, in view of his lenient attitude towards Cavaliers during the interregnum

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented 1966 on permanent loan by Rothamsted Experimental Station, accession number no 491

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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