Deeds of the Fellows family of Nottinghamshire, 1793-1879

Scope and Content

The collection comprises:

  • Releases and conveyances, leases for a year and a bargain and sale, a mortgage, and anappointment and release of Elihu Samuel Fellows and his wife Catherine Frances (N e Nevill) forconveyance of land at Whatton, Nottingham, Keyworth and Stanton, Nottinghamshire, 1793-1839 (MS562/1);
  • Lease for a year of Peas Hill Close in Nottingham by Fleetwood Churchill to Thomas Stubbs. Thedeed contains no reference to the Fellows family. 1829 (MS 562/2);
  • Supplemental abstract of title of premises in Cranmer Street and Cranmer Grove, Nottinghamtransferred from the Fellows family and the firm of Hart, Fellows and Company to Thomas Tatin. 1879(MS 562/3).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Fellows family was prominent in Nottingham society for several generations and some of itsmembers were active in civic life. The position of Elihu Samuel Fellows and his wife CatherineFrancis (n e Nevill), who are referred to in most of the deeds in this collection, is not clearbeyond the evidence of the deeds themselves.

Samuel Fellows, perhaps Elihu's son, was sheriff of Nottingham in 1729 and afterwards aldermanand mayor. John Fellows the Elder's civic career followed a similar pattern and he became sheriff in1753 and was mayor three times. John Fellows (1757-1823), the father of Sir Charles Fellows, was asilk throwster and merchant. His commercial premises were in Broad Marsh and he lived on HighPavement. In 1808, he established the bank of Fellows, Mellows and Hart (later Hart, Fellows andCompany).

Sir Charles Fellows (1799-1860) was a noted traveller and collector. His grand nephew, GeorgeFellows JP. (1842-1923), was a keen antiquarian and served for twenty years as honorary secretary ofthe Thoroton Society, a local historical society. During his time, the family firm of Hart, Fellowsand Company was acquired by Lloyds Bank Limited in 1891.


The collection has been divided by document type into three groups. Within these series, itemshave been arranged chronologically.

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Custodial History

The collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in April 1990.

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