The main part of the collection consists of family, estate and parish documents. Most refer to land and events in East Bedfont and the surrounding parishes. There are some fine estate plans (most notably the 1694 plan of Pates Manor, ref ACC/3259/SE2/001) and complementary records concerning enclosure and tithe apportionment. Family correspondence includes the letter book of William Sherborn 1846-1870 (ref ACC/3259/SF3/001) and letters signed by Sir Edward Sherburne, royalist and poet 1684-1687 (ref ACC/3259/SF3/003-005). In addition, there are many references to incidents in local history which will bear interesting comparison with records already deposited in the Office. The artificial collections consist partly of title deeds and partly of correspondence (which includes communication news concerning industrial developments in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1806-1822 (ref ACC/3259/AX/042-046)).
1555 - 1955
ACC/3259/SD/001-034 Title Deeds
ACC/3259/SE1/001-028 Estate Papers: Valuations and Sales Particulars
ACC/3259/SE2/001-009 Estate Papers: Maps and Plans
ACC/3259/SE3/001-008 Estate Papers: Enclosure
ACC/3259/SE4/001-002 Estate Papers: Tithe
ACC/3259/SF1/001-034 Family Papers: Genealogy
ACC/3259/SF2/001-009 Family Papers: Personal Papers
ACC/3259/SF3/001-030 Family Papers: Correspondence
ACC/3259/SF4/003-022 Family Papers: Household Bills and Trade Cards
ACC/3259/SF5/001-016 Family Papers: Miscellaneous Family Papers
ACC/3259/AD/001-014 Artificial Collections: Title Deeds
ACC/3259/AX/001-076 Artificial Collections: Family, Legal Papers and Correspondence
The basis of the list has been the NRA report of 1952.
The GLRO has numerous references to the Sherborn family in its personal names index in the Catalogue Room (see ACC 159, ACC 328, ACC 538 2nd Deposit, ACC 964, ACC 1013, ACC 1524).