Papers of the Belson family

Scope and Content

Including the accounts, rentals and other papers of the Belson family relating to estates in Buckinghamshire and Stokenchurch, Oxfordshire, 1620-83, with household bills; plus the receipts of Sir John Curson as executor to Maurice Belson, 1721-7, with similar receipts of his son, Sir Francis Curson, 1727-9.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Belson family of Aston Rowant and Kingston Blount, Oxfordshire; Sir John Curson (d. 1727) 2nd Bart. of Waterperry, Oxfordshire; and Sir Francis Curson (d. 1750), 3rd Bart. of Waterperry.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library with [Maps] C17:15(1), in 1948.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 53783-4.