The HERRICK MANUSCRIPTS

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Details of DG 9
Reference: DG 9
Title: The HERRICK MANUSCRIPTS
Description:

INTRODUCTION

 

The collection here-listed consists of the papers and documents which were transferred from the muniment room at the Hall, Beaumanor, Leicestershire, to the Leicestershire Record Office in 1947, by the late Lt. Col. A. P. Curzon-Howe-Herrick. In that year the family's Leicestershire estates were sold off and the link between the Herricks and Beaumanor which dated back to the sixteenth century was thereby brought to an end.

 

The collection comprises (a) estate records for Leicestershire (the Beaumanor estate) and properties in Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire & elsewhere; (b) official papers and (c) personal papers. As regards the Beaumanor estate the title deeds are especially numerous and they extend from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century. There is a good series of manorial records, which include four bailiffs' accounts 1277 - 1425; court rolls 1481 - 1849; custumal 1586 and surveys of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. There are also rentals from the sixteenth - eighteenth centuries, and estate plans from the seventeenth - nineteenth centuries. There are some plans for the present Hall at Beaumanor built in 1846, the architect being William Railton, and also specifications and a plan of the previous hall which was erected 1725 - 1727. For the out-county estates there are: title deeds (Staffordshire, Herefordshire & other properties), seventeenth - nineteenth centuries; enclosure papers for Eardesley & Brilley (Herefordshire), 1811 - 1812; surveys, valuations and correspondence (Herefordshire and Staffordshire), eighteenth - nineteenth centuries; estate plans (Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire & Monmouthshire), eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; tithe plans (Staffordshire and Monmouthshire), nineteenth century; plans and sections of coalworkings, Staffordshire, Durham (Hetton) and Warwickshire (New Wyken Colliery), early nineteenth century.

 

The official papers include a number of volumes of Orders and Receipts on the Exchequer, Portage Fees etc (1608 - 1623), which relate to Sir William Herrick's tenure of the office of Teller of the Exchequer and of his immediate predecessor Sir William Bowyer. Some of these documents are now at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The personal papers include a number on the administration of the estate of Nicholas Herrick, the goldsmith and brother of Sir William, who died in somewhat ambiguous circumstances in 1592; on his death, his son, Robert, the poet, became the ward of Sir William and there are 14 letters from Robert to his uncle written from Cambridge 1613 - 1617 (originals now withdrawn from collection). There are also a number of papers relating to charitable & ecclesiastical benefactions by William Perry Herrick and his sister Mary Ann. Personal correspondence in the collection is however desultory being mostly letters which William Perry Herrick put aside for their genealogical content.

 

Lastly, the collection includes a number of printed works from the library at Beaumanor.

Date: 1277-1932
Arrangement:

TITLE DEEDS: LEICESTERSHIRE

 

Bardon Park 1

 

Barrow upon Soar 2 - 74

 

Manor of Beaumanor 75 - 96

 

Beaumanor Park and Woods 97 - 161

 

Garendon 162 - 176

 

Loughborough 177 - 328

 

Markfield 329 - 362

 

Mountsorrel mills 363 - 370

 

Mountsorrel 371 - 400

 

Quorn 401 - 721

 

Rothley 722 - 842

 

Sileby 843 - 884

 

Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves 885 - 1650

 

Woodthorpe 1651 - 1765

 

TITLE DEEDS : OUT COUNTY

 

Herefordshire: Brilley 1766 - 1770

 

Eardisley 1771 - 1789

 

Staffordshire: Sedgeley 1790 - 1795

 

Wednesfield 1796 - 1804

 

Wolverhampton 1805 - 1812

 

Miscellaneous 1813 - 1824

 

Monmouthshire 1825 - 1832

 

Radnorshire 1833

 

Various 1834 - 1848

 

MANORIAL COURT RECORDS

 

Beaumanor cum membris: Court rolls 1849 - 1915

 

Courts of survey 1916 - 1924

 

Other court rolls + steward's papers 1925 - 1951

 

Custumals 1952 - 1953

 

Accounts 1954 - 1958

 

Rents 1959 - 1989

 

Barrow upon Soar 1990

 

Woodhouse: court rolls 1991 - 1999

 

ESTATE PAPERS: LEICESTERSHIRE

 

Beaumanor: general 2000 - 2032

 

Charnwood Forest Enclosure papers 2033 - 2048

 

Accounts 2049 - 2056

 

ESTATE PAPERS : OUT COUNTY

 

Herefordshire 2057 - 2068

 

Staffordshire 2069 - 2076

 

Various counties 2077 - 2081

 

TITHE DISPUTES

 

Title deeds for tithes of Woodhouse in the parish of Barrow upon Soar 2082 - 2104

 

Papers re tithes of Woodhouse + Woodthorpe 2105 - 2121

 

Mountsorrel tithes: title deeds and papers 2122 - 2125

 

Court papers re tithe disputes 2126 - 2133

 

BEAUMANOR HALL BUILDING RECORDS 2134 - 2151

 

CHARNWOOD FOREST CHAPELS 2152 - 2180

 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, LEICESTER 2181 - 2194

 

WOLVERHAMPTON ORPHANAGE + GRAMMAR SCHOOL 2195 - 2214

 

OFFICIAL PAPERS

 

Letters patent 2215 - 2217

 

Exchequer records 2218 - 2229

 

Shrievalty and Lieutenancy 2230 - 2241

 

W. P. Herrick, as executor and trustee 2242 - 2268

 

Taxation defaulters: Rawlin v. Farnham + Gravenor 2269 - 2271

 

Constable of Woodhouse v. Jeffrey Whatton 2272 - 2278

 

William Herrick v. J. Boardman + others 2279 - 2284

 

Poor rates 2285 - 2286

 

HERRICK AND PERRY FAMILY WILLS 2287 - 2334

 

HERRICK FAMILY SETTLEMENTS 2335 - 2375

 

GAGE FAMILY WILLS AND SETTLEMENTS 2376 - 2404

 

PAPERS RELATING TO ROBERT HERRICK, POET 2405 - 2439

 

CORRESPONDENCE (1694 - 1874) 2440 - 2571

 

GRANTS OF ARMS, PEDIGREES, ETC 2572 - 2604

 

PRINTED BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS 2605 - 2708

 

MAPS

 

Printed maps and atlases (non local)... 2709 - 2723

 

Herefordshire 2724 - 2726

 

Leicestershire 2727 - 2750

 

Monmouthshire 2751 - 2763

 

Staffordshire and Worcestershire 2764 - 2787

 

Coal mines (various counties) 2788 - 2794

 

Warwickshire 2795

 

MISCELLANEA 2796 - 2832

Related material:

The bulk of the family's correspondence which begins in the sixteenth century was bound into a series of eleven volumes but these are in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. (See related list Ms.Eng.list. b.216 and c.474-484

 

Documents relating to the Bardon Park Estate, Leics., which was acquired by William Perry Herrick in 1864, can be found under the repository reference DE 2155.

 

There are two additional Herrick papers under the reference DE 2815.

Held by: Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Herrick family of Beaumanor, Leicestershire

Physical description: 20 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited on permanent loan at the Leicestershire County Record Office by the late Lieutenant Colonel Assheton Penn Curzon-Howe-Herrick Clifton Castle, Ripon, Yorkshire

Subjects:
  • Beaumanor, Leicestershire
Administrative / biographical background:

The Herricks were a Leicestershire family of considerable antiquity and standing. The family is found at Great Stretton in the thirteenth century and at Houghton on the Hill in the fifteenth century; Thomas Herrick, son of Robert Herrick of Houghton on the Hill, established the family in Leicester, becoming Borough Chamberlain in 1511 - 12. Both his sons became Mayor of Leicester; Nicholas in 1552 and John in 1557 and again in 1572. John had five sons and seven daughters and it was his youngest son, William, who purchased Beaumanor in 1595. William was a goldsmith in London, having been apprenticed to his brother, Nicholas, father of the poet, Robert; he undertook a diplomatic mission to the Grand Turk in 1580 - 81 on behalf of Elizabeth I; he was appointed royal jeweller to James I in 1603; knighted in 1605 and made a Teller of the Exchequer in 1616. In 1832 on the death of William Herrick (1745 - 1832) the family estates passed to his nephew, William Herrick, son of Thomas Bainbrigge Herrick and his wife Mary, who was the daughter and heiress of James Perry of Wolverhampton. William assumed the name of Perry in addition to Herrick in 1853. It was through the Perry connections that the Herricks acquired their estates in Staffordshire, Herefordshire and Wales. William Perry Herrick died, without issue, in 1876 as a result of a hunting accident; his widow, Mrs. Sophia Herrick, remained at Beaumanor until her death in 1915 when the estates passed by will to William Curzon, son of the Hon. Montagu Curzon, a younger son of Earl Howe of Gopsall, Leicestershire. William Curzon assumed the name of Herrick in 1915.

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