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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Note: Certain catalogued items have been withdrawn by the family

Date: circa 1275-1944

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




Sale catalogues


Estate Accounts, 1752-1827


Rentals, surveys etc.




Apprenticeship indenture


Overseers, surveyors of the Highways etc. Cottesbrooke




Village Plans


Monumental Inscriptions etc.


Nicholls Charity


Faxton overseers accounts


Sussex including Hays Parliamentary diaries


Unused volume


Photocopy of Map


Settlement of 1870


Also microfilm of Vol. I of A History of the Langham Family

Related material:

(The NRO has a microfilm of a family history interleaved with related documents and pictures from 1591, ref. M 198.)

Held by: Northamptonshire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Langham family of Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire

Physical description: 2598 Files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accession 1972/187

  • Hay, William, d.1755, Member of Parliament of Glyndebourne, Sussex
  • Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire
Administrative / biographical background:

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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