Christopher Willoughby: Farm and household accounts

Scope and Content

Accounts relating to Willoughby's farm, housekeeping, occasional expenses and cash, with a brief index on the inside cover of the volume.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Christopher Willoughby (1748-1808), 1st Baronet, of Baldon, Oxfordshire, was born in November 1748, and baptised at St Stephen's, Bristol. He was the son and heir of Christopher Willoughby, a merchant of Berwick Lodge, Gloucester, and of Bristol, and his wife Rebecca, daughter of James Fisher of Somerton, Somerset. Willoughby was created Doctor of Civil Law of Oxford University in 1788, and baronet in 1794. He died on 5 April 1808, and was succeeded by his son, Christopher William Willoughby.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Department of Applied Biology, Cambridge, 1975.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Sir Christopher Willoughby in George Cokayne, ed., Complete baronetage, vol. V, 1707-1800 (Exeter, 1906), p. 292.

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