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Date: 1100-2000
History:

Sir John Howard (d. 1485), from an old Norfolk family, became in right of his mother a co-heir of the vast Mowbray estates (see also Berkeley, Earls of Berkeley) and was created Duke of Norfolk in 1483. The East Anglian properties were extended in the time of the 3rd Duke (d. 1554) but forfeited on the attainder of the 4th Duke in 1572. Partially restored in the early 17th century, they were thereafter much reduced by sale.

The 4th Duke married in 1556 Lady Mary Fitzalan, daughter and heiress of the 12th Earl of Arundel, through whom Arundel Castle and the Sussex, Surrey and other estates of the Fitzalan family descended to the Howards. The Sussex estates were later enlarged and consolidated, notably by the 11th and 12th Dukes in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Thomas, Earl of Arundel (grandson of the 4th Duke) married in 1606 Alathea, deaughter and eventual heiress of the 7th Earl of Shrewsbury (see Chetwynd-Talbot, Earls of Shrewsbury), bringing valuable estates in the West Riding of Yorkshire (Sheffield), Derbyshire (Glossop) and Nottinghamshire (Worksop) into the Howard family. Worksop later descended to a younger son of the 6th Duke, Lord Thomas Howard (d. 1689), who married Mary Savile of Copley (Yorkshire, West Riding), but their son Thomas succeeded his uncle as 8th Duke in 1701 and brought Worksop back into the senior line. It was the principal family seat in the 18th century but was sold to the 4th Duke of Newcastle in 1839. The Glossop estate was settled from time to time on younger sons. Edward George Howard, younger son of the 13th Duke, was created Baron Howard of Glossop in 1869.

The Cumberland (Greystoke) estate was inherited from Lord Dacre of Gilsland in the late 16th century, but descended in a junior line. Charles Howard, of The Deepdene (Surrey) and Greystoke, succeeded a cousin as 10th Duke of Norfolk in 1777, but on the death of the 11th Duke in 1815 the Greystoke estate again passed to a junior branch. The 11th Duke married in 1771 Frances, daughter and heir of Charles Fitzroy-Scudamore of Holme Lacy (Herefordshire), but the Holme Lacy estate did not remain in the Howard family after the death of Frances, Duchess of Norfolk in 1820.

Through the marriage of the 15th Duke to Gwendolen Constable-Maxwell, Baroness Herries, in 1904, the Dukes of Norfolk acquired the former Constable estates in the East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (Everingham and West Rasen) and former Maxwell estates in Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire (Caerlaverock and Kinharvie). The Terregles (Dumfriesshire) estate of the Herries family, however, had passed to a junior branch of the Constable-Maxwell family, later the Constable-Maxwell-Stuarts of Traquair.

On the death of the 17th Duke in 1975 he was succeeded in the dukedom and the Arundel Castle estates by his kinsman, the 4th Baron Howard of Glossop, son of the 3rd Baron by Mona Stapleton, Baroness Beaumont in her own right, of Carlton Towers (Yorkshire, West Riding).

Estates in 1883: Duke of Norfolk: 21,446 acres in Sussex; 19,440 acres in West Riding of Yorkshire; 4,460 acres in Norfolk; 3,172 acres in Surrey; 1,274 acres in Derbyshire; 47 acres in Suffolk; 25 acres in Staffordshire and 2 acres in Nottinghamshire; worth a total of £75,596 a year. Lord Herries: 6,858 acres in East Riding of Yorkshire; 2,800 acres in Lincolnshire; 5,814 acres in Dumfriesshire; 3,423 acres in Kirkcudbrightshire; worth a total of £19,152 a year.

Places:
  • Aldbrough, Yorkshire
  • Alderbury, Wiltshire
  • Alton, Staffordshire
  • Arundel, Sussex
  • Banham, Norfolk
  • Banstead, Surrey
  • Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Bressingham, Norfolk
  • Brough, Westmorland
  • Bungay, Suffolk
  • Bury, Sussex
  • Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
  • Capel, Surrey
  • Clun, Shropshire
  • Dorking, Surrey
  • Earsham, Norfolk
  • Ecclesfield, Yorkshire
  • Everingham, Yorkshire
  • Eye, Suffolk
  • Fersfield, Norfolk
  • Forncett, Norfolk
  • Framlingham, Suffolk
  • Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Gower, Glamorgan
  • Greystoke, Cumberland
  • Hartington, Derbyshire
  • Hayling, Hampshire
  • Holme Lacy, Herefordshire
  • Horsham, Sussex
  • Kettleburgh, Suffolk
  • Kilburn, Middlesex
  • Leigh, Surrey
  • Littlehampton, Sussex
  • Loders, Dorset
  • Machen, Monmouthshire
  • Mapledurham, Oxfordshire
  • Market Weighton, Yorkshire
  • North Lopham, Norfolk
  • Notting Hill, Middlesex
  • Offham, Sussex
  • Oswestry, Shropshire
  • Pitsea, Essex
  • Rotherham, Yorkshire
  • Rudgwick, Sussex
  • Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire
  • Ruskington, Lincolnshire
  • Seaton Ross, Yorkshire
  • Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Shelfanger, Norfolk
  • Shifnal, Shropshire
  • Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire
  • Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex
  • Skirbeck, Lincolnshire
  • South Lopham, Norfolk
  • South Walsham, Norfolk
  • Terregles, Kirkcudbrightshire
  • Thornbury, Gloucestershire
  • Warminghurst, Sussex
  • Wepham, Sussex
  • Wem, Shropshire
  • West Rasen, Lincolnshire
  • Westminster, Middlesex
  • Whitwell, Derbyshire
  • Willington, Bedfordshire
  • Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • Wrockwardine, Shropshire
  • Brackenthwaite, Cumberland
  • Orton, Cumberland
  • Derwent Hall, Derbyshire
  • Wheston, Derbyshire
  • Wykes, Essex
  • Shellwood, Surrey
  • Arundel Castle, Sussex
  • Warningcamp, Sussex
  • Ringborough, Yorkshire
  • Cogan, Monmouthshire
  • Kinharvie, Kirkcudbrightshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, p. 60.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F83457 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F5479 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
12th cent-20th cent: Sussex (Arundel, Littlehampton, Shoreham-on-Sea, Horsham etc), Surrey (Dorking, etc), Norfolk (North and South Lopham, etc) and Suffolk (Bungay, etc) deeds, wills, settlements, legal and trust papers, manorial records, rentals, accounts, estate and Fitzalan, Howard, Fitzalan-Howard and Talbot family papers 12th-20th cent, manorial records and estate papers for Cumberland (Brackenthwaite, etc) and Westmorland (Brough, etc) mainly 12th-18th cent, Derbys (Glossop, etc) and Yorks (Sheffield, etc) 12th-20th cent, Hants (Hayling, etc) and Notts (Worksop, etc) mainly 16th-18th cent, Middlesex (Norfolk House in Westminster, Kilburn, Notting Hill, etc) 16th-20th cent and Salop (Clun, Wrockwardine, etc) and Wales (Gower in Glamorganshire, Cogan and Machen in Monmouthshire, etc) 14th-17th cent, Shifnal (Salop) estate papers late 19th-early 20th cent, papers rel to property in Lincs (West Rasen), Dumfriesshire (Caerlaverock, etc) and Kirkudbrightshire (Kinharvie, etc) 19th-20th cent and the Scudamore family estates (Holme Lacy in Herefs, etc) 18th cent, misc deeds and papers for Beds (Eaton Socon, Willington,Wyboston, etc), Dorset (Loders), Oxon (Mapledurham, etc), Wilts (Alderbury, etc) and elsewhere c14th-16th cent and Rufford Abbey (Notts) charters 13th-15th cent, with household accounts (1st Duke of Norfolk) c1464-66, building and household papers 17th-20th cent (Arundel Castle and Cathedral, Norfolk House, Worksop, Everingham, etc), papers rel to the boroughs of Horsham (Sussex) 16th-19th cent and King's Lynn (Norfolk) 13th-17th cent, Arundel collegiate church and almshouses 14th-16th cent and the Earls Marshal 17th-20th cent, Catholic Association records 1808-29, papers of the 1st Baron and 1st Viscount Lyons 19th cent and papers rel to Baron Donington 19th-20th cent, the Earls of Stafford 14th-16th cent and the estates of the Chetwynd-Talbot Earls of Shrewsbury 17th-19th cent, etc
Arundel Castle
NRA 12614 Fitzalan-Howard

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37a]
2
13th cent-20th cent: Norfolk (Bressingham, Fersfield, Shelfanger, etc) manorial records
Norfolk Record Office
NRA 34850 Warnes

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37f]
3
13th cent-20th cent: Yorks (Sheffield, etc), Derbys (Glossop, etc) and Notts (Worksop, etc) deeds, legal and trust papers, manorial records, rentals, accounts, estate and mineral papers, household and building papers (Sheffield, Worksop and Derwent Hall) and Howard and Talbot family papers 13th-20th cent, with Salop (Albrighton, etc) and Staffs (Alton, etc) rentals 1581-92 and papers rel to the Furnivall, Savile and other families
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 839

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37n]
4
late 13th cent-16th cent: Norfolk (Banham, Bressingham, etc) and misc Beds (Willington), Essex (Wykes) and Suffolk (Framlingham, etc) deeds and accounts
Norfolk Record Office
NRA 28421

See HMC Principal family and estate papers A-K, 1996 [37h]
5
14th cent-19th cent: Sussex (Arundel, Rudgewick, etc) and Surrey (Dorking, Shellwood in Leigh, etc) and misc Derbys (Whitwell, etc) deeds and papers and lunacy papers of the 11th Duchess of Norfolk (d1820) 18th-19th cent, with records of the Holme Lacy (Herefs) and other estates of the Scudamore family from 14th cent
The National Archives
NRA 42064 Scudamore
6
14th cent-16th cent: misc Sussex, Hants, Norfolk, Surrey, etc, deeds and papers 14th-16th cent, incl rental of the property of Henry, Earl of Arundel 1558 and Arundel College accounts 1522-23, 1542-43
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 38142 Cholmondeley

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [26a]
7
14th cent-16th cent: Norfolk (Bressingham, etc), Suffolk (Eye, Framlingham, etc) and Surrey (Banstead) deeds, accounts and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37k]
8
1350-1351: Salop estate valuation of Richard, Earl of Arundel
Shropshire Archives
NRA 17099 Herbert
9
15th cent-19th cent: Derbys (Glossop, etc) deeds, manorial records, estate and tithe accounts and papers
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 8918 Derbyshire RO misc
10
15th cent-17th cent: Suffolk (Bungay, Framlingham, Kettleburgh, etc) and misc Willington (Beds) estate accounts 1493-1583, with misc related deeds and papers 15th-17th cent
Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch
NRA 39544

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37i]
11
1540-1962: Surrey (Capel, Dorking and Shellwood in Leigh) manorial records and related papers
Surrey History Centre
NRA 17921 Dorking manor

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37c]
12
17th cent-20th cent: Norfolk (North and South Lopham, Shelfanger, etc) manorial records
Norfolk Record Office
NRA 34849

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37g]
13
17th cent-19th cent: Surrey (Capel, Dorking and Shellwood in Leigh) manorial records
West Sussex Record Office
NRA 1234 Holmes

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37d]
14
1619-1650: Yorks (Sheffield, etc) and Notts (Worksop) estate papers
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 17153 Selden

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28i]
15
1631: Wem (Salop) survey (Earl of Arundel's estate)
Shropshire Archives
NRA 11563 Shropshire

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [101l]
16
1639-1731: Sussex (Arundel, etc) and misc Hants (Hayling, etc) estate papers 1679-1700 and Norfolk (Earsham, South Walsham, etc) and Suffolk (Bungay, Framlingham, etc) estate accounts and papers and Howard family financial papers 1689-1708, 1729-31
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 9561 Stafford
17
18th cent-19th cent: Notts (Worksop, etc), Yorks (Sheffield, etc) and misc Derbys (Wheston, etc) legal and estate papers
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 7871

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37o]
18
1454-1458: Yorks (Ecclesfield, Sheffield, etc) estate accounts (2nd Earl of Shrewsbury)
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 11614 Ingilby

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [56a]
19
1727-1729: Worksop (Notts) household accounts
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 23246 Sheffield Library

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37p]
20
1736-1819: Horsham (Sussex) borough papers 1736-1819 and estate agency papers of Thomas Medwin 1786-1811
Horsham Museum
NRA 38877 Horsham

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
21
c1737-1738: Worksop (Notts) house and garden plans
Essex Record Office
NRA 23544 Petre

See HMC Principal family and estate papers L-W, 1999 [83a]
22
19th cent-20th cent: Norfolk (Bressingham, Fersfield, etc) and Suffolk (Bungay, etc) legal and estate papers, incl settlements, enfranchisement papers, rentals and accounts
Norfolk Record Office
NRA 30024 Fitzalan-Howard

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37e]
23
1838: Surrey (Dorking, etc) estate maps and surveyor's papers
Surrey History Centre
NRA 3518 Surrey RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37b]
24
Sussex (Horsham, etc) estate agency accounts of Thomas Medwin
West Sussex Record Office
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
25
1748-1759: Sheffield (Yorks) estate papers (William Wrightson as steward)
Doncaster Archives
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37q]
26
1558-1559: Yorks (Sheffield, etc), Derbys (Glossop, etc) and Notts (Worksop, etc) estate accounts of the 5th Earl of Shrewsbury
Nottinghamshire Archives
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37r]
27
1739-1758: Sheffield (Yorks) estate steward's memorandum book
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 6898

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37s]
28
14th cent-18th cent: Yorks (Sheffield, etc) estate accounts and papers 16th-18th cent, with misc Howard and Mowbray family papers 14th-18th cent, incl papers rel to Thornbury (Gloucs) 17th cent, household accounts of the Countess of Norfolk 1385-87 and Mowbray family receiver's accounts 1422-23
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37t]
29
c1619-1654: Yorks (Sheffield, etc) legal and estate papers c1619-52 (Bright family as agents) and agency corresp of John Staniforth 1652, with Bury, Offham and Wepham (Sussex) manorial court records 1654
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 1083 Wentworth Woodhouse

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [113a]
30
late 16th cent: Yorks (Sheffield, etc) estate corresp and papers (Nicholas Williamson as steward)
The National Archives
NRA 30828 State Papers

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37u]
31
1615-1618: misc Yorks (Sheffield), Derbys, Notts, Staffs and Wilts legal, executorship and estate papers (7th Earl of Shrewsbury)
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 5471 Bagot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [5a]
32
1680-1926: Yorks (Ecclesfield and Sheffield) manorial court records
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 23246 Sheffield Library

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
33
1517-1518: Yorks (Aldbrough, Ringborough, etc) and misc Lincs (Boston, Skirbeck, etc) manorial accounts (Duke of Norfolk's estates)
East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service
NRA 6491 Chichester-Constable

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [21a]
34
12th cent-20th cent: Yorks (Everingham, Market Weighton, etc) and Lincs (West Rasen, etc) deeds, legal and financial papers, manorial records and estate papers 12th-20th cent, Dumfriesshire (Caerlaverock, etc) and Kirkcudbrightshire (Kinharvie, etc) writs, legal and estate papers 13th-20th cent, household records for Everingham 16th-20th cent, West Rasen 1633-40 and Terregles (Kirkcudbrightshire) 19th cent-1921 and Constable, Constable-Maxwell and Sherburne family papers mainly 16th-20th cent (acquired by the Fitzalan-Howard family 1904)
Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)
NRA 11211 Constable-Maxwell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37y]
35
c1802-1885: Everingham and Seaton Ross (Yorks) manorial papers
Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)
NRA 6482

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37z]
36
late 15th cent-19th cent: Howard and Mowbray family cartulary late 15th cent, with schedule of Norfolk House and Arundel Castle muniments 19th cent
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37j]
37
15th cent-1630: Talbot family corresp and papers
Lambeth Palace Library
See GR Batho, A Calendar of the Shrewsbury and Talbot Papers Vol II Talbot Papers in the College of Arms
38
16th cent-1630: Talbot family corresp and papers
Lambeth Palace Library
See C Jamieson and EG Bill, Calendar of Shrewsbury and Talbot Papers Vol I Shrewsbury MSS, 1966
39
1548-1619: Talbot (Earls of Shrewsbury) family corresp and papers
Folger Shakespeare Library
NRA 20633

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37w]
40
1569-1608: Talbot family corresp and papers
Longleat House
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [104a]
41
16th cent-1630: Talbot family corresp and papers
Sheffield City Archives
See Catalogue of Arundel Castle MSS 1965 pp181-222
42
1849-1899: Howard family corresp, incl letters from FW Faber, Anthony Hutchinson and other Oratorians
Brompton Oratory
NRA 16631 Oratory MS coll

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37x]
43
c1481-1491: Howard family and household papers
Society of Antiquaries of London
See PJ Willetts, MSS in the Society of Antiquaries of London 2000
44
1462-1469: account and memorandum book of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37l]
45
1523-1524: household account book of the Earl of Surrey (later 3rd Duke of Norfolk)
University of California Library, Berkeley
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37m]
46
16th cent-17th cent: inventories and papers of Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury (d1608)
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 23246 Sheffield Library

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
47
18th cent-19th cent: business and trust papers of the 11th Duke of Norfolk (1746-1815)
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 7034 Howard
48
cartularies, chronicles and other MSS collected by Thomas, Earl of Arundel (d1646)
College of Arms
See AR Wagner, Records and Collections of the College of Arms, p32
49
further MSS collected by Thomas, Earl of Arundel
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Guide to Catalogues and Indexes of the Department of Manuscripts 1978, p6
50
1543: accounts of the property of the 3rd Duke of Norfolk
Holkham Hall
NRA 12332 Coke

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [23a]
51
1824: estate map of the Duchess of Norfolk's holdings at Abbeydore
Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre
See Annual Return 2017

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