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Francis Annesley (VI) was the eldest son of Francis (V). As well as inheriting property from his father, he also inherited lands from his cousin Arthur (III), Earl of Anglesey in 1737, in particular the Bletchingdon estate (for which see E6/6/1D, and the references in 14L above). Francis (VI) enlarged his estates in Yorkshire and Oxfordshire (see E6/3/6D and E6/8/1D/5D), and also bought a house in Lincolns Inn Fields (see E6/10/1D).

The papers in this section concern the marriage of Francis (VI)'s son William and his descent into madness in the 1740s.