Arthur Annesley (III) was the youngest
son of James (III), the 2nd Earl. As
both his elder brothers, James (IV), and
John (II), had no sons, he inherited his
father's titles on the death of John
(II) in 1710.
Arthur (III) had no children, and
therefore on his death in 1737, his
titles passed to his cousin Richard.
However, Arthur (III) had first
bequeathed almost all his property In
Oxfordshire and Ireland to his first
cousin once removed Francis Annesley
Arthur (III) enlarged his family's
holdings in Oxfordshire by buying first
the Manor of Bletchingdon (see E6/3/1D)
in 1716, and then the manor of Hampton
Poyle in 1719 (see E6/4/1D), although
he sold the latter only four years
The papers in this section concern
settling jointures on his wife, the
payment of the debts of his grandfather
Arthur (I), and his will.