MINOR FERRERS ESTATES, VARIOUS COUNTIES.
1 - 146 Estates of Shirley and connected families, in England and Ireland, 14th - 18th centuries, arranged topographically.
MAIN FERRERS ESTATES.
Arranged under county headings in alphabetical order of parishes; the parishes listed are main subjects of each section, but other parishes are included.
147 - 185 Derbys., estates as a whole.
186 - 285 Brailsford.
286 - 335 Various parishes, including: Ednaston, Hone, Hollington, Longford and others.
336 - 388 Shirley.
389 - 402 Various parishes, mainly Yeaveley.
403 - 427 Various parishes, including: Barrow-on-Soar, Burton Overy, Dunton Bassett, Loseby and Cold Newton, Quorndon, and others.
428 - 486 Ragdale; Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake; Sileby.
487 - 537 Staunton Harold.
538 - 557 Various parishes, mainly Worthington and Newbold.
558 - 836 Astwell with Falcutt.
837 - 938 Various parishes, including: Helmdon, Silverstone, Strixton, Syresham, Towcester, and others.
939 - 1061 Wappenham.
1062 - 1075 Weedon and other parishes.
1076 - 1106 Amerton-in-Stowe, and other parishes.
1107 - 1144 Chartley.
1145 - 1164 Colwich; Drointon; Field.
1165 - 1209 Fradswell.
1210 - 1279 Gayton; Grindley in Stowe.
1280 - 1303 Various parishes, mainly Hixon, Milwich, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Shirleywich.
1304 - 1415 Various parishes, mainly Stowe and Lea Fields in Stowe.
1416 - 1432 Various parishes, including: Amesbury, Bulford, Chelford and
1433 - 1560 Garsdon.
1561 - 1580 Various parishes, mainly Lea and Cleverton; and Monkton
1581 - 1650 MSS concerned with the main Ferrers' estates as a whole; several counties included, mainly: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.
1651 - 1848 Court rolls, etc., arranged topographically.
1651 - 1674 Brailsford, Derbys.
1675 - 1687 Chartley, Staffs.; Duffield, Derbys.; Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake, Leics.; and various parishes, Lincs. and Notts.
1688 - 1764 Shirley, Derbys.
1765 - 1790 Sileby, Leics.
1791 - 1848 Staunton Harold, Leics., Strixton, Northants., Worthington and Newbold, Leics.
LEGAL SUITS, etc.
1849 - 1864 Various legal papers, mostly relating to disputes over Shirley lands, 13th - mid. 17th cent.
1865 - 1893 Papers connected with the Royalist activities of Sir Robert Shirley, 1648-1652.
1894 - 1916 Late 17th and 18th cent. legal papers, mostly family financial disputes, and separation of Earl and Countess Ferrers (1758).
1917 - 1943 19th cent. legal papers, including dispute with North Staffs. Railway Co., and Ferrers peerage claim.
1944 - 1979 Wills, probate inventories, etc., 1306-1859, relating to Shirley family. Also includes Inventory of goods of Sir Isaac Newton (April 1727).
SURVEYS; TERRIERS; VALUATIONS.
1980 - 2004 Mainly 18th and 19th cent. surveys and terriers of Ferrers estates in Derbys., Leics., and Staffs.
LORD DUDLEY'S COLLIERIES.
2005 - 2037 Accounts, work reports, letters etc., relating to lord Dudleys Staffs. collieries (Bilston, Brierley Hill, Parkhead, etc.) 1798 - 1820.
2038 - 2042 INQUISITIONS POST MORTEM (1517 - 1633)
2043 - 2045a HENRY SMITH'S CHARITY (1627-1641).
2045b - 2103 RECEIPTS, VOUCHERS & BILLS.
Various 14th - 19th cent., including bills for work at Tamworth Castle mills, 1703.
2104 - 2134 LETTERS.
Misc. Ferrers family and business letters, mainly about financial affairs, 18th and 19th centuries.
2135 - 2192 MAPS & PLANS (All 18th or 19th cent).
2135 - 2152 Var. places on Chartley estate, building and estate plans; also maps of farms at Ednaston, Derbys.
2153 - 2167 Maps of var. parts of Chartley estate, mainly Fradswell, Gayton, Grindley and Hixon. Also maps of Happisburgh area, Norfolk.
2168 & 2169 Detailed 18th cent. field plan of Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake, Leics.
2170 - 2173 Shirley, Derbys., and var. places on Chartley estate.
2174 - 2176 Staffs. and Uttoxeter Railway, 1861-2.
2177 - 2187 Staunton Harold and Worthington, Leics., Weston, Staffs.
2188 - 2192 Rivers, canals and railways in Leics. and Staffs.
2193 - 2325 Rentals, mainly of Derbys., Leics., and Staffs. estates, 1305-1916. (Mostly 18th and 19th centuries.)
(Dates do not usually indicate an unbroken series.)
2326 - 2353 General accounts - 14th and 15th cent. rents; 17th and 18th cent. household and estate accounts; 18th cent. industrial accounts.
2354 - 2407 Main estate accounts, 1842 - 1932. (Chartley and Staunton Harold.)
2408 - 2531 Subsidiary accounts, 1743-1919, mainly Chartley and Staunton Harold estates, including: Stewards' and Agent's accounts; Farm and bailiff's accounts; wages; building; timber and garden produce; rates and taxes. Also includes some household and personal accounts; Lount colliery and Shirleywich salt sales accounts.
2532 - 2573 Various 13th - 16th cent. MSS; mainly appointments to var. offices; marriage dispensations; wardship of estates; agreement with tomb makers (1585).
2574 - 2582 Papers concerned with Henry Salte's tenure of Shirley vicarage, 1592 - 1615.
2583 - 2679 Var. MSS, mainly 17th cent. and later. Includes: personalia, military commissions, bills, letters, etc.; recipe books; list of MSS belonging to Sir Isaac Newton (May 1727.); library catalogue of Staunton Harold (1834).
2680 - 2685 17th cent. Ferrers Bible; Great and Lesser Pedigrees and grant of supporters. 18th cent. grant of Earldom and settlement of estates after execution of 4th Earl.
2686 Bundle of letters release of property at Ednaston, Derbys., 1840-1844.