Catalogue description Hume Family: Manorial records, deeds, estate and other papers, Wormleybury Estate, 1564-1839

This record is held by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Details of DE/Wb
Reference: DE/Wb
Title: Hume Family: Manorial records, deeds, estate and other papers, Wormleybury Estate, 1564-1839

This collection comprizes the deeds of the Wormleybury estate and items relating to property in Norfolk, Lincolnshire and London which was acquired by the Hume family, who owned Wormleybury between 1741 and 1838

Date: 1564 - 1839
Related material:

Accession 297, also comprizes documents relating to Wormley, including a series of manorial court books, 1701-1922 [See D/EBu]

Held by: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Hume Family of Hertfordshire

Physical description: 6 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

[Accession 1009]


Deposited 1964

Custodial history:

The title deeds are bundled in date order, with deeds relating to the separate moieties of Wormley manor mingled together indescriminately. Many of the documents bear traces of earlier numbering systems, probably dating from the time before the moieties were united. The box and bundle numbers cited in round brackets after some entries are the numbers given to the documents in the muniment room at Belton, and some bundles have parchment labels bearing these numbers. The bundles of title deeds relating to Wormley also contain slips of paper giving another series of bundle numbers, identical with the numbers quoted in E1, which is a schedule of Sir Abraham Hume's title deeds to his Wormley estate

Unpublished finding aids:

A calendar of the items in bundles T1-7 and P1 in this collection, and notes on the history of the manor of Wormley and its somewhat complicated descent are to be found in "The Deeds of Wormley Manor", a descriptive list submitted in part requirement of the University of London Diploma in Archive Administration, which is on the shelves of the Record Office library

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