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    Collections information

    Organisations (64)

    Persons (215)

    Families (11)

    • Andrus family of Scadbury Manor, Southfleet Southfleet, Kent
    • Berkeley, family, Earls of Berkeley Abingdon, Berkshire;Fawler, Berkshire;Uffington, Berkshire;Wootton, Berkshire;Penpoll, Cornwall;Devon;Portesham, Dorset;Alkington, Gloucestershire;Berkeley, Gloucestershire;Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire;Cam, Gloucestershire;Coaley, Gloucestershire;Kingswood, Gloucestershire;Michaelwood, Gloucestershire;Slimbridge, Gloucestershire;Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire;Yate, Gloucestershire;Northaw, Hertfordshire;Alconbury, Huntingdonshire;Weston, Huntingdonshire;Kent;Diseworth, Leicestershire;Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire;London;Cranford, Middlesex;Harlington, Middlesex;South Newington, Oxfordshire;Norfolk;Bedminster, Somerset;Portbury, Somerset;Bosham, Sussex;Caludon, Warwickshire;Hovingham, Yorkshire;Thirsk, Yorkshire
    • Gay family of Bristol Bristol, Gloucestershire
    • Goldney family, baronets, of Bradenstoke Abbey Bradenstoke Abbey, Wiltshire;Clifton, Gloucestershire;Andover, Hampshire;Clapton, Somerset;Halse, Somerset;Chippenham, Wiltshire;Corsham, Wiltshire;Stanley, Wiltshire
    • Gough family of Perry Hall Perry Hall, Warwickshire;Wednesfield, Staffordshire;Wolverhampton, Staffordshire;Birmingham, Warwickshire;Perry Barr, Warwickshire
    • Louse, family of Hairfield
    • Miles family, baronets, of Leigh Court Leigh Court, Somerset;Abbots Leigh, Somerset
    • Paget family, baronets, of Cranmore Cranmore Hall, Somerset;East Cranmore, Somerset;Doulting, Somerset;Newberry, Somerset;Oldfallings, Staffordshire;Wednesfield, Staffordshire;Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
    • Pascoe, family of Bristol Bristol, Gloucestershire
    • Pretor-Pinney family of Somerton Erleigh Somerton Erleigh, Somerset;Bettiscombe, Dorset;Broadwinsdor, Dorset
    • Smyth family, baronets, of Ashton Court Ashton Court, Somerset;Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire;Stapleton, Gloucestershire;Foxcote, Somerset;Long Ashton, Somerset;Nailsea, Somerset;Wraxall, Somerset;St Andrew, Jamaica;Evesham, Worcestershire

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