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Talbot, Chetwynd- family, Earls of Shrewsbury

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Date: 1100-2000
History:

The Talbot family had lands in Herefordshire in the 12th century. The 5th Baron Talbot married the heiress of the Furnivall estates in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire and was created Earl of Shrewsbury in 1442. On the death of the 8th Earl in 1618 the Sheffield (Yorkshire, West Riding), Worksop (Nottinghamshire) and Glossop (Derbyshire) estates passed to the Howard family, Dukes of Norfolk, but the Alton (Staffordshire) estate passed with the Shrewsbury earldom to a cousin, George Talbot (1566-1630). He was the grandson and eventual heir of Sir John Talbot of Grafton (Worcestershire), Albrighton (Shropshire) and Burghfield (Berkshire). His descendants also acquired property in Oxfordshire (Bampton and Heythrop) and Cheshire. On the death without issue of the 17th Earl in 1856 all the entailed Shrewsbury estates passed to a distant cousin, the 3rd Earl Talbot of Hensol, who also succeeded as 18th Earl of Shrewsbury, while the unentailed estates (and some of the records) passed to Lord Edmund Howard (later Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent). By 1883 the Staffordshire, Cheshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire estates were all in the possession of the 19th Earl, the Berkshire and Oxfordshire estates having been sold since 1850.

Henry Chetwynd-Talbot, 3rd Earl Talbot of Hensol, who succeeded to the Shrewsbury earldom in 1856, was a representative of the Talbot family formerly of Salwarpe (Worcestershire), descended from Sir John Talbot (d. 1581), a younger son of Sir John Talbot of Grafton etc. Charles Talbot, a great-grandson of Sir John Talbot (d. 1581), married in 1708 Cecil Matthews, granddaughter and heir of David Jenkins of Hensol (Glamorganshire) and was created Baron Talbot of Hensol in 1733. Hensol Castle was sold c.1790 but the mineral rights were retained. The 1st Lord Talbot of Hensol's son was created Earl Talbot in 1761 but died without male issue in 1782, when some of the Welsh estates passed to his daughter, suo jure Baroness Dinevor. The Talbot barony, however, passed to his nephew John Chetwynd-Talbot, who through his mother inherited the Chetwynd estates centred on Ingestre (Staffordshire), some of which had been held by the Chetwynd family since the 13th century. He was created Earl Talbot in 1784.

Estates in 1883: 18,954 acres in Staffordshire; 9,500 acres in Cheshire; 3,608 acres in Worcestershire; 2,186 acres in Shropshire; 1,359 acres in Derbyshire; 20 acres in Northamptonshire; 19 acres in Berkshire; 2 acres in Oxfordshire; 81 acres in Glamorganshire; worth a total of £62,382 a year exclusive of Welsh minerals.

Places:
  • Albrighton, Shropshire
  • Alton, Staffordshire
  • Armitage, Staffordshire
  • Ashley, Staffordshire
  • Ashton Gifford, Wiltshire
  • Bampton, Oxfordshire
  • Boxted, Essex
  • Brereton, Staffordshire
  • Broadwell, Gloucestershire
  • Bromsberrow, Gloucestershire
  • Burghfield, Berkshire
  • Burntwood, Staffordshire
  • Chester, Cheshire
  • Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
  • Cooksey, Worcestershire
  • Cotton, Staffordshire
  • Dordon, Warwickshire
  • Ellaston, Staffordshire
  • Farley, Staffordshire
  • Ford, Shropshire
  • Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Grafton, Worcestershire
  • Grendon, Warwickshire
  • Hanbury, Worcestershire
  • Haywood, Staffordshire
  • Hensol, Glamorgan
  • Heythrop, Oxfordshire
  • Hook Norton, Oxfordshire
  • Hopton, Staffordshire
  • Huddington, Worcestershire
  • Ingestre, Staffordshire
  • Kilmington, Devon
  • Kinderton, Cheshire
  • Ledbury, Herefordshire
  • Little Budworth, Cheshire
  • Little Neston, Cheshire
  • Llantrisant, Glamorgan
  • Llanvihangel Crucorney, Monmouthshire
  • Longford, Shropshire
  • Oxton, Cheshire
  • Paviland, Glamorgan
  • Rugeley, Staffordshire
  • Salwarpe, Worcestershire
  • Scropton, Derbyshire
  • Seighford, Staffordshire
  • Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Shobrooke, Devon
  • Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire
  • St Helens, Lancashire
  • Stanton, Staffordshire
  • Tasley, Shropshire
  • Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, pp. 30-31.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F89320 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F10734 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
13th cent-20th cent: Staffs (Alton, Ingestre, etc) deeds, legal papers, manorial records, rentals, accounts, estate and household papers and Chetwynd, Talbot and Chetwynd-Talbot family papers 13th-20th cent, with estate papers for Cheshire (Oxton, etc), Oxon (Bampton, etc), Salop (Albrighton, etc) and Worcs (Grafton, etc) 18th-20th cent, Ashton Gifford (Wilts) particular 1657, etc
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 8481 Chetwynd-Talbot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20a]
2
14th cent-18th cent: Staffs (Ashley, Hopton, Ingestre, etc) deeds and papers and Chetwynd family and diplomatic papers, with misc papers rel to other counties
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 7275 Talbot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20a]
3
c1663-1862: Staffs (Ellaston, Seighford, etc), Cheshire (Little Neston, etc), Salop (Longford, etc) and Worcs (Cooksey, etc) deeds and papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 39016

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20b]
4
1802-1938: misc Staffs (Rugeley, etc) deeds, legal and estate papers, with a few papers rel to Cheshire, Glamorgan, etc
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 8481 Chetwynd-Talbot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20c]
5
1865-1867: misc Staffs (Alton, etc) deeds and Chetwynd-Talbot family wills and legal papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20d]
6
1863-1887: misc Staffs (Brereton, etc) estate and colliery papers 1866-87 and Chetwynd-Talbot family trust and legal papers 1863-86
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 8481 Chetwynd-Talbot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20e]
7
1686-19th cent: Staffs (Alton, Cotton, etc) rentals, accounts and estate papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 6841

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20f]
8
13th cent-19th cent: Staffs (Hopton, Ingestre, etc) and Warwicks (Dordon, Grendon, etc) deeds, manorial records, leases, rentals and estate papers and Chetwynd and Chetwynd-Talbot family papers 13th-19th cent, with misc deeds and papers for Monmouthshire (Llanvihangel Crucorney, etc), Ireland, etc, 13th-18th cent and Glamorganshire (Hensol, etc) estate survey c1750
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 7274 Chetwynd

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20g]
9
c1920-1929: Ingestre (Staffs) estate map
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 3515 Staffs RO misc
10
c1825: Staffs (Alton, etc) abstract of title
The National Archives
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20x]
11
18th cent-20th cent: Staffs (Alton, Ingestre, etc) deeds and papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 8481 Chetwynd-Talbot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
12
20th cent: Staffs (Ingestre, etc) estate papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 8481 Chetwynd-Talbot
13
12th cent-19th cent: Berks (Burghfield, etc), Cheshire (Little Neston, Oxton, etc), Oxon (Bampton, etc), Salop (Albrighton, Ford, Tasley, etc), Staffs (Alton, Farley, Stanton, etc) and Worcs (Grafton, Huddington, etc) legal and estate papers 17th-19th cent, misc Derbys (Glossop, etc), Notts (Worksop, etc) and Yorks (Sheffield, etc) deeds and papers 12th-16th cent and Talbot family corresp and papers 1513-1617
Arundel Castle
NRA 12614 Fitzalan-Howard

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37a]
14
17th cent-18th cent: Berks (Burghfield, etc) deeds and papers
Berkshire Record Office
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
15
15th cent-19th cent: Berks (Burghfield, etc) deeds, manorial records and estate papers 15th-19th cent and misc Chetwynd-Talbot family papers 16th-17th cent, incl papers rel to Calais c1503
Collection held privately: enquiries to Berkshire Record Office
NRA 98 Chetwynd-Talbot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20m]
16
12th cent-19th cent: Cheshire (Little Budworth, Kinderton, etc), Salop (Albrighton, Ford, etc), Staffs (Armitage, Burntwood, Haywood, etc), Worcs (Grafton, Hanbury, etc) and Yorks (Sheffield, etc) deeds and papers and Talbot family, legal and financial papers, with some deeds and papers for Cambs (Shudy Camps, etc), Derbys (Scropton, etc), Devon (Kilmington, Shobrooke, etc), Essex (Boxted, etc), Gloucs (Broadwell, Bromsberrow, etc), Herefs (Ledbury, etc), Lancs (St Helens, etc), Austria, Germany, etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20k]
17
13th cent-17th cent: Cheshire (Little Budworth, Oxton, etc) and Salop (Albrighton, etc) deeds and papers, with a few for other counties
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20l]
18
16th cent-20th cent: Cheshire (Oxton, etc) estate papers
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 41663 Chetwynd-Talbot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
19
1800-1829: Little Neston (Cheshire) deeds and legal papers
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20o]
20
1765-1861: Little Neston (Cheshire) deeds and legal papers
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
21
1917: North Chester (Cheshire) estate papers
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
22
1239, 16th cent-19th cent: Oxon (Bampton, etc) deeds and papers
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 97 Chetwynd-Talbot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20p]
23
1626-1796: Oxon (Bampton, Chipping Norton, Heythrop, etc) deeds and papers
Oxfordshire History Centre
NRA 21610 Oxon RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
24
1796-1870: Oxon (Bampton, Heythrop and Hook Norton) rentals, accounts and estate papers
Oxfordshire History Centre
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20r]
25
1759: Heythrop (Oxon) survey
Oxfordshire History Centre
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20s]
26
16th cent-20th cent: Salop (Albrighton, etc) deeds, estate and mining papers
Shropshire Archives
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20t]
27
1858-1868: Salop (Bridgenorth and Tasley) estate accounts and papers
Shropshire Archives
NRA 11563 Shropshire
28
1577-1578: Longford kitchen accounts
Society of Antiquaries of London
29
15th cent-20th cent: Worcs (Grafton, Huddington, Upton Warren, etc) deeds, manorial records, legal and estate papers
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 1489 Chetwynd-Talbot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20u]
30
1394, 1500-1918: Worcs (Cooksey, Huddington, etc) deeds and papers
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20v]
31
1773-1785: Salwarpe (Worcs) estate accounts and papers (John Parsons as agent)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 1111 Worcester coll

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20w]
32
14th cent-early 17th cent: Yorks (Sheffield, etc), Derbys (Glossop, etc) and Notts (Worksop, etc) deeds and papers 14th-early 17th cent and Salop (Albrighton, etc) and Staffs (Alton, etc) rentals 1581-92
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 839

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37n]
33
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]
34
16th cent-early 17th cent: misc Yorks (Sheffield, etc) estate papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37t]
35
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]
36
15th cent-18th cent: Glamorgan (Hensol, Llantrisant, etc) deeds and papers, incl wills and settlements of the Jenkins and Talbot families
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
NRA 28334 Hensol estate

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20i]
37
18th cent-20th cent: Glamorgan (Hensol, Llantrisant, Paviland, etc) deeds, legal and estate papers
Glamorgan Archives
NRA 26425

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20j]
38
16th cent-18th cent: Glamorgan (Hensol, Llantrisant, etc) deeds and papers
Glamorgan Archives
NRA 1343
39
1654-1779: Talbot family corresp and papers
Lambeth Palace Library
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20y]
40
15th cent-early 17th cent: Talbot family corresp and papers
Lambeth Palace Library
See GR Batho, Calendar of Shrewsbury and Talbot Papers Vol II Talbot Papers 1971
41
16th cent-early 17th cent: Talbot family corresp and papers
Lambeth Palace Library
See C Jamison and EGW Bill, Calendar of Shrewsbury and Talbot Papers Vol I Shrewsbury Papers 1966
42
1548-1619: Talbot family corresp and papers
Folger Shakespeare Library
NRA 20633

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [37w]
43
1569-1608: Talbot family corresp and papers
Longleat House
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [104a]
44
16th cent-early 17th cent: Talbot family corresp and papers
Sheffield City Archives
See Catalogue of Arundel Castle MSS 1965 pp181-222
45
1594-1666: Chetwynd family and legal papers 1594-1666, incl Staffs and Warwicks lieutenancy corresp 1661-66
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: William Salt Library
NRA 8254 Salt's

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20h]
46
17th cent-19th cent: Chetwynd family and diplomatic papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 8481 Chetwynd-Talbot
47
19th cent-20th cent: Chetwynd-Talbot family papers
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
48
1630-1934: Chetwynd-Talbot family deeds and papers
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
See Annual Return 1999
49
1704-1959: additional personal, family and estate records, incl corresp, photographs, accounts, valuation reports, documents of title, legal papers etc.
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
50
19th cent: legal papers of 18th Earl of Shrewsbury (1803-1868)
Georgetown University: Special Collections, Lauinger Library
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
51
1690: Chetwyndorum Stemma
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 8481 Chetwynd-Talbot

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [20a]

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