Papers of James and Baker Morrell, solicitors, as clerks for the enclosure of land in Berkshire parishes

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of James and Baker Morrell, solicitors, as clerks for the enclosure of land in Berkshire parishes. Includes (c. 30) the correspondence and papers of James Morrell as clerk for the enclosure of Aston Upthorpe in Blewbury parish, 1792-4, and (c. 31) of Wootton and Boar's Hill in Cumnor parish, 1795-6; and the papers of Baker Morrell as clerk for the enclosure of Long Wittenham, 1809-16.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Morrell (1739-1807) was an Oxford solicitor. He also built the original structure of what became Headington Hill Hall, and along with his brother Mark, he started Morrell's Brewery in Oxford. Baker Morrell (1779-1854) was one of James' sons, and followed his father into the family law practice.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library from the executors of Mrs. F. P. Morrell, 1925.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 53727-9.

Related Material

See also the papers of James and Baker Morrell relating to Compton Beauchamp (MS. Top. Berks. b. 9), papers relating to parliamentary elections for Abingdon, including letters to James Morrell (MS. Top. Berks. d. 18), papers of James Morrell relating to the enclosure of Whitfield (MS. Top. Northants. c. 49), papers of James Morrell concerning the parliamentary interest of Willoughby Bertie, 4th Earl of Abingdon (MS. Top. Wilts. c. 5), letters and autographs, 17th-19th century, collected by the Morrell family (MS. Autogr. d. 18).

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