THE LANGHAM (COTTESBROOKE) COLLECTION
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|Title:||THE LANGHAM (COTTESBROOKE) COLLECTION|
Baronets with estates in Cottesbrooke, Hollowell, Nortoft, Elkington, Sibbertoft, Walgrave, Winwick, Long Buckby, Faxton and Mawsley, Raunds, Hargrave and Stoke Doyle, Glyndebourne (Sussex) and Huntercombe (Oxford shire) with charters from 1360. Personal and estate correspondence, mainly 19thC. including letters on Langham Place development (London) 1813, 1822/23, property and pier at Southend (Essex) 1828-1836 and tenants' unrest at Cottesbrooke 1830. Late 18th/19thC. personal accounts including Lady Langham 1774-1794, Herbert Langham at Cambridge and in Europe, 1820s/1830s. Travels journals, Europe 1769, Norfolk 1782, diaries of Sir Herbert Langham 1863-1877 including abroad, and hunting journals (Pytchley) 1861-1904, sketch books and poetry. Kitchen accounts 1767-1821, estate accounts 1752-1759, 1771-1827, accounts of Sir John Langham of Walgrave 1710-1714. Cottesbrooke parish records. William Hay's parliamentary notebooks 1734-1743.
Little relates to the family before the 7th baronet. Northants. deeds and medieval charters are mainly catalogued in manuscript.
Note: Certain catalogued items have been withdrawn by the family
Sir John Langham d. 1747 4th bart.
Sir James Langham d. 1795 7th bart.
Juliana Musgrave wife of Sir James Langham 7th bart.
Sir William Jones his brother in law, & children of Juliana Langham
Sir William Langham d. 1812 8th bart.
Henrietta Langham dau. of 8th bart. and wife of Edward Ayshford Sandford
Sir James Langham d. 1833 10th bart.
Jones of Ramsbury co Oxford. deeds, wills &c. also Sedley and Burdett papers
Elizabeth Burdett wife of Sir James Langham 10th bart.
Court book - Manor of Huntercombe
Children of Sir James Langham
Herbert Langham d. 1874
Laura Charlotte Micklethwait wife of Herbert Langham
Children of Herbert Langham
Sir Herbert Hay Langham d. 1909 12th bart.
Anna Maria Frances Sandys wife of Sir Herbert Hay Langham 12th bart.
Sir Charles Langham 13th bart.
Pictorial & Printed
Estate letters, 1799-1898
Estate Accounts, 1752-1827
Rentals, surveys etc.
Overseers, surveyors of the Highways etc. Cottesbrooke
Monumental Inscriptions etc.
Faxton overseers accounts
Sussex including Hays Parliamentary diaries
Photocopy of Map
Settlement of 1870
Also microfilm of Vol. I of A History of the Langham Family
(The NRO has a microfilm of a family history interleaved with related documents and pictures from 1591, ref. M 198.)
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John Langham (d.1671) came from Guilsborough but made a fortune in London as a merchant. He was made a baronet in 1660 and had been a Lord Mayor and M.P. for London. Sir John built up an estate in Northamptonshire and had purchased Cottesbrooke in 1635. The 2nd baronet Sir James and the 3rd baronet Sir William were M.P.s for either Northampton or the county. The 4th baronet Sir John began Cottesbrooke Hall in 1702. Sir James, the 7th baronet (d.1795) was M.P. for the county 1784-1790. Sir James, the 11th baronet (d.1893) had mental problems and the estate was run by his brother and successor Sir Herbert. The Hall was let to the Empress Elizabeth as a base for hunting the 1870s. Financial worries caused Sir Herbert to sell the estate in 1911. The Langhams moved to County Fremanagh. Cottesbrooke is now the home of the MacDonald Buchanans.
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