Documents of title and personal papers relating mainly to Nottinghamshire; 1636-1939

Scope and Content

This collection includes documents of title and related papers concerning the following families: Duckle and Wraith of Beckingham, Nottinghamshire, Gainsborough and Pilham, Lincolnshire, 1803-1919; Hebb of Broughton Sulney, Nottinghamshire, 1830; Nelson of Barnby in the Moor and West Retford, Nottinghamshire, 1779 - 1824; Theobald of Fiskerton and Morton, Nottinghamshire, 1817 -1837; Vasin[g] of Langford, Nottinghamshire, 1750-1751 and Winter of Oldcoates, Blyth, Nottinghamshire, 1857 - 1868.

Other documents of title relate to: Arnold, 1870 - 1872; Basford, 1654, 1832-1835; Everton,1814-1913; Kinoulton, 1689; Kirkby in Ashfield, 1883; Kneesall and Newark, 1780; Little Gringley, 1708; Mapperley, 1654; Normanton, near Southwell, 1742; Nottingham, 1636-1964, Radford, 1885-1890; Ranskill, 1894; Scarrington, 1798; Stirrup, 1779-1781; Sutton cum Lound, 1883-1885; Sutton on Trent, 1820; Whatton, 1711 and Worksop, 1853-1903, all in Nottinghamshire, and Calne Stocke and Stockley, Wiltshire, 1654.

The miscellanea includes tithe composition accounts for Woodcotes, Fledborough, Nottinghamshire, 1801-1818, probate records, a certificate of exemption under the Military Service Act, 1916 and a classification certificate regarding fitness for active service, 1916

Administrative / Biographical History

This is an artificial collection of deeds and other documents collected by Howard Fisher


The collection has been arranged in three main groups: family deeds and papers, deeds relating to individual places and miscellaneous items

Access Information

Accessible to all readers

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all finding aids belongs to The University of Nottingham. Online: available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

The collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham in 2012.