LOWER SUTTON FARM, SOUTH MILTON, DEVON COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Family and business correspondence 1740-1959; family and business accounts 1718-1936; sale catalogues of properties in South Milton and elsewhere in Devon 1847-1896; certificates held by members of the Elliot family 1903-1938; commissions held by members of the Elliot family 1739-1914; legal and court records relating to the Elliot family 1722-1900; title deeds and other instruments relating to land in Devon, Lincolnshire, London, Cornwall and York 1603-1937; the Sutton diary kept by John Elliot, Lower Sutton Farm, South Milton Devon 1751-1759; diaries of a member of the Elliot family 1769-1812, 1834-1840, extracts from the diary of Nathaniel Elliot 1772-1812; journal of Edward Arthur 1843-1848; journal of Frederick Roberts Elliot 1862-1866; list of silver objects belonging to the Luscombe family n.d.; record of the acreage of Lower Sutton Farm, South Milton n.d.; list of items belonging to Charles E H Elliot, n.d.; description and measurement of fields in Collacott, Devon n.d.; register of stock held by Edward Arthur Elliot n.d.; inventory of property in the possession of Mary Haynes c 1750; acreage of fields on the Collacott estate, Devon 1805; list of officers and committee of the Kingsbridge Cottage Garden Society c1863; schedule of fields belonging to High House Farm, Chivelstone, Devon 1896; lists of papers relating to the estate of John Luscombe 1902; list of members of Trinity College, Cambridge on active service 1919; maps of Tregie Farm, Truro, Cornwall, 1737; Bowles new travelling map of England and Wales 1773; map of townships of Weston-Rhyn and Bron-y-Garth in the parish of St Martin, Salop 1838; Collacott Farm House and cottages, South Milton Devon 1962; newspaper cuttings 1748-1926; biographical notes on the Elliot family n.d.; petition to the Lord Chancellor relating to land in Stoke Fleming Devon 1756; photographs of the Elliot family n.d.; insurance policies 1836-1903; prints, drawings and paintings n.d.;report of conditions of a survey of property in Sutton, South Milton, Devon 1771; remarks on the administration of the estate of John Luscombe 1899; school reports on John Elliot 1933-1939; report on Lower Sutton Farm, Devon 1955; valuations of property in Devon and Cornwall 1824-1879; wills of the Elliot family and others 1696-1912; sundry papers 1754-1921; printed material 1769-1933

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's family has been associated with the village of South Milton for some 400 years and Lower Sutton Farm (originally called Corbyns Place) remained in its possesion from 1696 until 1958, when it was sold by the donor's father, the Rev. Edward Arthur Elliot, to C. Rogers who was then the tenant. Lower Sutton Farm was once part of a larger property held by the family and included Collicot Farm on the western edge of South Milton. Members of the Elliot family have been buried there since 1700

Owner-occupied and leased at various periods

Arrangement

  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • ACCOUNTS
  • CATALOGUES
  • CERTIFICATES
  • COMMISSIONS
  • COURT RECORDS
  • DEEDS
  • DIARIES AND JOURNALS
  • LISTS AND INVENTORIES
  • MAPS AND PLANS
  • NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS
  • NOTES
  • PETITIONS
  • PHOTOGRAPHS
  • POLICIES
  • PRINTS, DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS
  • REPORTS
  • VALUATIONS
  • WILLS
  • SUNDRY PAPERS
  • PRINTED MATERIAL

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 21 February 2003

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Related Material

Also see additional deposits FR DEV 3A, 3B, 3C held at the Museum of English Rural Life

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