Records of Knight and Sons, solicitors of Newcastle under Lyme

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Knight and Sons, solicitors of Newcastle under Lyme, with papers from 1480-1971. Includes some personal papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Formerly of the Ironmarket, Newcastle under Lyme and later of the Brampton. Knight & Sons was founded in 1767. In the late 18th century the clients of the firm were the major landowners and 'men of affairs' of the North Midlands. Today the firm still acts for many of the old families of the area, together with a wide range of business clients throughout the country.

Source: Knight & Sons website http://www.knightandsons.co.uk/profile/main.htm

Arrangement

  • Family Clients
  • Business Clients
  • Charities
  • Deeds not forming part of above section: Staffordshire
  • Deeds not forming part of above section: Out-County, England
  • Deeds not forming part of above section: Out-County, Wales
  • Probate and administrations
  • Personal papers not forming part of above sections
  • Miscellaneous copies and abstracts of wills and parish registers etc.
  • Business papers not forming part of above sections
  • Maps, plans and elevations not forming part of above sections
  • Records re. Enclosure Acts
  • Miscellaneous papers re. local government
  • Miscellaneous printed papers

Conditions Governing Access

The reading room is open to all members of the public without charge. An Archive Service reader's ticket is required for use of the reading room.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available on the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service, Staffordshire Record Office website http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/leisure/archives/OnlineCatalogues/GatewaytothePast/

Archivist's Note

Originally published by Access to Archives (A2A) www.a2a.org.uk. The contents of this catalogue are in the copyright of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service, Staffordshire Record Office.

Related Material

There have been three deposits of records from Knight and Sons: D997 in 1968, D1275 in 1972, D4452 in 1986; and one gift, 1163, in 1970.