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Royal Household and Wardrobe

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Date: 1277-1900
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (central) > Royal Household
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C78091 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O49261 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1277-19th cent: accounts, warrants, inventories etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See see Index to MSS, under England, Royal Household
2
1299-1317: daily wardrobe expenses
Society of Antiquaries of London
NRA 27819
3
c1300: inventory of plate and jewels
Society of Antiquaries of London
NRA 27819
4
c1405: account of sums "pardoned" to officers
Berkshire Record Office
NRA 7580 Hill
5
1305-06, 1308-09: Household accounts, Edward II
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See Bulletin of the IHR xxi 1946-48
6
1325: household of Queen Isabella, account roll
Society of Antiquaries of London
NRA 27819
7
1351-52: Queen Philippa: wardrobe accounts of Sir Robert de Whitbergh
Society of Antiquaries of London
NRA 27819
8
16th cent: accounts
Hatfield House Library and Archives
NRA 32925 Gascoyne-Cecil
9
early 16th cent: account roll of royal household at Greenwich
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 38142 Cholmondeley
10
1521-1525: Wardrobe accounts (James Worsley)
Lincolnshire Archives
NRA 5950 Pelham

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [1a]
11
1552-53: account roll of Sir Ralph Sadler, Master of the Wardrobe
East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service
NRA 6491 Chichester-Constable
12
1552-59: accounts of Sir Ralph Sadler anD Sir Edward Waldegrave, keeper and master of the Great Wardrobe
Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 28621
13
1557: schedule of appurtenances and allowances at Windsor Castle
Collection held privately: enquiries to Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections
NRA 10 Paget

See NRA 3rd stage list p11, no 48
14
1574: wardrobe accounts (John Fortescue)
Lincolnshire Archives
NRA 7193 Cust
15
1578-79: Wardrobe account
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 7428
16
1597-1601: accounts (Anne of Denmark, consort of James I) 1597, 1601
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 29181 Ogilvy

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [76a]
17
17th cent: misc admin papers
Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 21219
18
1605-25: Ambrose Thelwall, Yeoman of the Robes, memoranda of accounts
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
See Annual report 1946-47 p37
19
1611: inventory of Queen's wardrobe
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Catalogue of MSS I
20
c1603-25: household ordinances
Society of Antiquaries of London
NRA 27819
21
1611-13: accounts of Sir George More as receiver-general to Prince Henry
Surrey History Centre
NRA 9475 More-Molyneux
22
1626-27: expenses journal
London University: Senate House Library
23
1626-1630: accounts of 2nd Earl of Northampton as Master of the Robes
Castle Ashby
NRA 21088 Compton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [24a]
24
1627: inventory of royal wardrobe at Denmark House
Society of Antiquaries of London
NRA 27819
25
1627-49: Sir Richard Wynn, Treasurer to Queen Henrietta Maria, account rolls and books
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
See Annual report 1940-41 p29
26
1628-42: scullery accounts, Whitehall
Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
27
1639-40: household account book, Queen Henrietta Maria
Dorset History Centre
NRA 9928 Weld of Lulworth
28
c1660-89: accounts, Charles II and James II
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
29
1650-51: household books
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 32338 Douglas

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [29a]
30
mid 17th cent: household papers
Dorset History Centre
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [40a]
31
1654-1655: accounts of Charles II
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [40c]
32
c1657-60: accounts of Sir Richard Foster as treasurer to Charles Ii in France
Lambeth Palace Library
33
1671-1672: accounts of William Sharp, cash keeper to Charles II
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
NRA 13563 Hay

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [47e]
34
1662-73: household book of James II as Duke of York
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
35
1667-78: Earl of Rochester's accounts as master and gentleman of the robes
British Library, Manuscript Collections
36
1674-91: papers
The National Archives
37
1681-82: original Wardrobe accounts
Blackburn Central Library
NRA 1145 Blackburn L coll
38
1682, 1684-85: household establishment of James, Duke of York
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 10410 Spencer
39
1684-85: Earl of Clarendon's accounts as treasurer to Catherine, Queen Dowager
British Library, Manuscript Collections
40
1696-1712: account rolls of royal spicer, butler, cellarer and stable
Keele University Library Special Collections and Archives
NRA 1085 Richards
41
1711-13: Robes, accounts
Collection held privately: enquiries to West Sussex Record Office
NRA 15719 Wyndham (Petworth)
42
1711-13: quietus rolls of Lord Masham as keeper of the Great Wardrobe
Berkshire Record Office
NRA 879 Palmer
43
1714-1762: Windsor Castle governorship bills 1762 and misc appointments, etc 1714-52
Northamptonshire Record Office
NRA 4039 Northants RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [11b]
44
1716: account of supplies for the Prince of Wales's household
City of Westminster Archives Centre
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [46e]
45
1749-60: Lord Grantham, keeper of the Great Wardrobe, accounts
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 6160
46
1752-1790: papers of the Duke of Montagu rel to constableship of Windsor Castle
Northamptonshire Record Office
NRA 34693 Brudenell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [11a]
47
1754-55: Great Wardrobe minute book
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 30623
48
1757-60: accounts of Lord Bathurst as controller of the household of the Prince of Wales
Berkshire Record Office
NRA 879 Palmer
49
c1767-1821: accounts and papers
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 30725 Brudenell-Bruce
50
1770-1771: accounts
East Sussex Record Office
NRA 1000 Ashburnham

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [3a]
51
1785-86: Sir Francis Henry Drake quit roll as Master of the Household
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 6713 Drake
52
1790-91: quit roll of the Earl of Cardigan as Master of the Robes
Northamptonshire Record Office
NRA 34693 Brudenell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [11a]
53
1792-1807: accounts rendered by Sir James Peachey as Master of the Robes
West Sussex Record Office
NRA 941 West Dean
54
1807-12: accounts of Earl Harcourt as Master of the Rolls
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 34691
55
1792-1807: Duke of Clarence (William IV) household accounts
Special Collections, The Mitchell Library
See The Mitchell Library 1877-1977, p28
56
1811-20: accounts
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for
NRA 9845 Finch
57
1830-44: papers of Sir George Francis Seymour, Master of the Robes
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 8482 Seymour

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