Catalogue description Shorthouse, Evans and Engleheart Papers

This record is held by Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Details of 1498
Reference: 1498
Title: Shorthouse, Evans and Engleheart Papers

This collection consists of papers from three families - Shorthouse, Evans and Engleheart - who were all connected by marriage.

Date: 1704 - 1963

1498/1 to 1498/6, Shorthouse Papers.


1498/7 to 1498/28, Evans Papers.


1498/29 to 1498/64, Engleheart Papers.

Held by: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Shorthouse family of Birmingham

Evans family of Neath

Engleheart family of Dinton

Physical description: 64 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

The National Trust Little Clarendon, Dinton

Administrative / biographical background:

The Shorthouse and Evans's were Quaker families of Birmingham and Neath, in South Wales. The Englehearts - the last of the three - bought Little Clarendon in Dinton in 1901 and gave it to the National Trust in the 1940's. Mrs. Mary Engleheart née Evans, whose godfather was J.H. Shorthouse was born into a Quaker family, but later in life converted to Roman Catholicism and died at Little Clarendon in 1948, where her husband the Rev. G.H. Engleheart had become a successful breeder of daffodils between 1901 and 1936, the year of his death.

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