Weld Family Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

20 boxes of deeds, letters and estate papers relating to the families of Stanley, Heveningham, Simeon (Simmonds) and Weld, and to their estates in Staffordshire, Oxfordshire and Derbyshire, with some material concerning the Fitzherbert and Eyre families of Derbyshire. The collection is arranged as follows:  

  • Deeds relating to manors held by the families of Heveningham, Simeon and Weld: Staffordshire; Derbyshire; Oxfordshire
  • Miscellaneous deeds: Staffordshire; other counties
  • Family papers: Stanley family; Heveningham family; Simeon family; Weld family; Eyre family
  • Miscellaneous documents

Administrative / Biographical History

The Stanley, Heveningham, Simeon (Simmonds) and Weld families had estates in Staffordshire, Oxfordshire and Derbyshire.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1959.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.