The Buxton family deeds

Scope and Content

75 documents, 1675-1939, mainly of the Bunce, Buxton, Chillingworth, Rutler, Wilmott and Yates families (see the custodial history of the papers for genealogical information).

The papers pertain to Derbyshire (Ashbourne, Clifton-with-Compton), Lancashire (Manchester and Salford), Middlesex (Brompton, Chelsea, Drayton, Kensington, St. George, Hanover Square, St Marylebone and Stepney), Surrey (Kingston-on-Thames, Worplesdon), Kent (Woolwich), Worcestershire (Redditch and Tandebigge) and Yorkshire (Molescroft, South Cave, Sutton and Stoneferry).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Buxton family.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Deposited in the Library in 1947.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Custodial History

The papers of the Yates family passed to the Buxtons in 1761 when John Buxton was granted the administration of the will of Robert Yates. The papers of the Willmott, Rutler and Chillingworth families passed to the Buxtons as a result of the marriage of Harry John Buxton to Hannah, daughter of Henry Wilmott (d. 1812), of whose daughters Mary married Thomas Chillingworth and Elizabeth married John Rutler. The papers of the Bunce family passed to the Buxtons by the marriage of Harry Willmott Buxton to Annie Letitia Bunce.