Papers compiled by John Hamerton

Scope and Content

This small collection contains manuscript notes relating to John Hamerton's claim to the manor of Hunmanby as well as some samples of handwriting practice.

This collection contains material in English and Latin.

Administrative / Biographical History

The manor of Hunmanby was granted to Gilbert de Gant by William the Conqueror for his help in the 'harrying of the North'. The manor became one of the most powerful in the North of England with several notable owners through the centuries including Gilbert's son, William, who founded Bridlington Priory. The manor changed hands various times but continued its local prominence until the end of the 19th century when the Lords of Hunmanby began to sell the estate piecemeal. From the 1620s to the 1830s the manor was owned by the Osbaldeston family which included Richard Osbaldeston, Bishop of London (1762-1764). The manor later passed to the Mitford family, of whom the most notable member was the novelist Bertram Mitford.

Access Information

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by Lord Rockley, Lytchett Heath, Poole, 28 Jul 1951

Related Material

Legal documents relating to Hunmanby, 1632-1754 [U DDMC/46]

Hunmanby Title Deed, 1692 [U DX42]

Exercise Books, including handwriting practice [U DX169/73-119]