Records of the Woolhouse and Hallowes families and their properties in Glapwell and elsewhere, thirteenth to nineteenth century.
The Woolhouse records are arranged in sections for title deeds (including family settlements and wills) manorial and estate records, personal papers and miscellaneous items
The title deeds include the documents published by Professor Darlington, placed first in this list in his order. Although these published documents were called by him the Glapwell charters, they do in fact include some items not charters (deeds) or connected with property transactions. See in particular D187/1/230 and 231 (tax assessments)
In addition, the documents published by Professor Darlington include 16th and 17th century documents which are connected to the documents not published by him and listed later in this catalogue. Cross-references between connected but separated documents have been given.
The manorial and estate records include two 16th century court rolls and a charge to jurors for Glapwell manor and a survey of the Glapwell estate 1633. The family's personal papers are more numerous and include documents relating to tax collection circa 1581-1642, the court of Peverell Honour 1661 and Thomas Woolhouse's private activity as arbitrator, witness etc on behalf of friends and neighbours, late 17th century
The Hallowes records strictly include the Woolhouse family's archives, acquired along with the Woolhouse estate as a result of the marriage of Samuel Hallowes and Elizabeth Woolhouse in 1684. To reflect the separate development of the Woolhouse archive and for the sake of clarity, their records have however been listed as a separate entity (see above)
The Hallowes records are arranged in sections for title deeds, settlements, wills, finance, estate papers and personal papers
There are no title deeds for the Dethick property (but see D1088) and little documentation for the disposal of the estate beginning in the late 18th century, except for the sale of the property at Muston, Leicestershire. Partly because the Dethick deeds are not in these documents, there are relatively few title deeds for the Hallowes estate. Of these, the Thornsett deeds are unusual in recording transactions arising out of a 16th century mortgage.
The family settlements and wills section is notable for the number of 18th century documents relating to the provision of portions etc for younger children, and the estate group for the lack of maps (but see D76 M/E 38) and the rarity of any records other than leases. More personal documents refer to offices held by members of the family: Rector of Pleasley, sheriff, deputy Leiutenant and captain in the Old Militia, mid-18th -early 19th century.
D187/1-5 Woolhouse family
D187/1-2 Title deeds
Including family settlements and wills
D187/3 Manorial and estate
D187/4 Personal papers
Including subsidy and forced loan records
D187/6-37 Hallowes family
D187/6-13 Title deeds
D187/14-26 Settlements, wills, finance
D187/31-36 Personal papers
Including papers relating to the Rectory of Pleasley and offices of sheriff, deputy lieutenant and captain in the Old Militia