RYDER OF REMPSTONE ARCHIVE

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Title: RYDER OF REMPSTONE ARCHIVE
Reference: D/RWR
Description:

Records of the Rempstone and Wareham Estates and of the Calcraft family and descendants

 

The greater part of this deposit consists of deeds and papers relating to the Dorset estates of the Calcraft family, mainly in Wareham and Purbeck. Most of these were acquired by John Calcraft (1726-1772), who bought the Rempstone estate in 1757. The manor of Wareham and Drax family property there were purchased in 1768 and John Calcraft and his successors afterwards acquired much of the rest of the borough, apparently with the main object of improving their electoral interest. Several surveys of Wareham in this collection seem to have been compiled for electoral purposes, and the deeds and papers contain some other material illustrating the management of a "pocket borough". For this reason poll books and other documents specifically concerning elections have been included under the heading ESTATE.

 

The documents also include records of Calcraft property in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Kent, Lincolnshire, London, Somerset and Wiltshire, with a few items relating to other counties and some family and miscellaneous papers. There are some interesting items arising out of the careers of John Calcraft in the Pay Office and War Office and as an Army agent in the eighteenth century and of Sir Henry George Calcraft at the Board of Trade in the nineteenth.

 

MANORIAL

 

Dorset:

 

Wareham

 

Worth Matravers

 

DEEDS

 

General estate

 

Dorset and Somerset

 

Dorset:

 

General

 

Affpuddle

 

Arne and Church Knowle

 

Caundle, Stourton

 

Charlton Marshall

 

Corfe Castle: Town

 

Ailwood

 

Arfleet

 

Brenscombe

 

Bushey

 

Fitzworth

 

Kingswood

 

Lynch, East and West

 

Milford

 

Phillips Heath

 

Rempstone

 

Threshers Heath

 

Woolgarston

 

Wytch

 

Various

 

Corfe Castle and Langton Matravers

 

Corfe Castle, Langton Matravers, Wareham and Worth Matravers

 

Corfe Castle and Studland

 

Corfe Castle, Studland, Swanage and Wareham

 

Corfe Castle, Studland, Swanage and Worth Matravers

 

Corfe Castle and Swanage

 

Crichel, Long

 

Crichel, Moor

 

Hilton and Wareham

 

Langton Matravers

 

Poole

 

Stoke, East

 

Studland

 

Tarrant Gunville

 

Wareham: Drax title deeds

 

Pitt title deeds

 

Bishop title deeds

 

Calcraft title deeds

 

Leases, assignments and counterparts

 

Electoral deeds

 

Wareham and Worth Matravers

 

Worth Matravers

 

Buckinghamshire and Kent

 

Essex:

 

Thurrock, Little

 

Hampshire:

 

Kingsclere and Popham

 

Kent:

 

General

 

Broomfield, Hollingbourne, Langley, Leeds and Sutton Valence

 

Cray, Foots

 

Darenth

 

Darenth, Dartford and Stone

 

Northfleet

 

Stockbury

 

Stone

 

Strood

 

Swanscombe

 

Leicestershire:

 

Grimstone and Saxelby

 

Lincolnshire:

 

General

 

Ancaster, Rauceby, Sudbrooke, Willoughby and Wilsford

 

Bicker, Donington, Gosberton and Quadring

 

Claythorpe

 

Ledenham, Long and Londonthorpe

 

Lincolnshire and West Indies (Jamaica)

 

London (Middlesex)

 

Suffolk:

 

Lidgate

 

Wiltshire:

 

Brinkworth

 

Brinkworth, Foxley and Winterbourne Bassett

 

Foxley

 

Mildenhall

 

Minety

 

Ireland:

 

Mayo and Sligo

 

ESTATE

 

General

 

Dorset and Somerset

 

Dorset:

 

General

 

Corfe Castle

 

Corfe Castle and Wareham

 

Corfe Castle and Worth Matravers

 

Langton Matravers

 

Wareham: Surveys and rentals

 

Elections

 

Various

 

Wareham and Worth Matravers

 

Buckinghamshire:

 

Quainton

 

Kent:

 

General

 

Broomfield and Leeds

 

Northfleet

 

Lincolnshire:

 

General

 

London (Middlesex):

 

Shoreditch

 

Wiltshire:

 

General

 

MAPS

 

Dorset:

 

Church Knowle, Corfe Castle and Worth Matravers

 

Corfe Castle

 

Corfe Castle, Langton Matravers, Studland and Swanage

 

Corfe Castle, Langton Matravers and Worth Matravers

 

Studland and Swanage

 

Wareham

 

Worth Matravers

 

Kent:

 

Broomfield, Leeds and East Sutton

 

FAMILY

 

Calcraft and related families:

 

John Calcraft (1726-1772)

 

Catherine Calcraft (1764-1828)

 

John Calcraft (1765-1831)

 

Sir Granby Thomas Calcraft (1766-1820)

 

Jane Hales

 

Elizabeth Mary Calcraft (1791-1859)

 

John Hales Calcraft (1796-1800)

 

Sophia and Caroline Calcraft (married 1825)

 

Captain John Hales Montagu Calcraft (1831-1868)

 

Sir Henry George Calcraft (1836-1896)

 

Captain Guy Montagu Marston (1871-1928)

 

Other families:

 

Ayliffe

 

Clark

 

Stevens

 

LEGAL

 

OFFICIAL

 

Public service:

 

John Calcraft (1726-1772)

 

Sir Granby Thomas Calcraft (1776-1820)

 

Sir Henry George Calcraft (1836-1896)

 

Dorset Lieutenancy

 

Dorset Quarter Sessions

 

Wareham and Purbeck Union

 

Wareham Borough

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Manuscript

 

Printed

Date: 1544 - 1951
Held by: Dorset History Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Extent: 798 files
Subjects:
  • Corfe Castle, Dorset
Creator Names:
  • Calcroft family of Wareham, Dorset
Immediate Source Of Acquisition:
  • Deposited by D C D Ryder Esq., in 1960, 1961, 1973, 1975 and 1976.

Related Material:
  • A pedigree available at Dorset R.O, shows the successive owners of the estates. For more details of the family see Hutchins, "History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset", 3rd edition, vol I (1861), p 534 and Burke, "Landed Gentry". See also "The Calcrafts of Rempstone", by R D Ryder (item D/RWR/Z7 in this catalogue).

     

    Some records of the Leeds Castle estate Kent are included here for the full catalogue of the Leeds Castle Manuscripts, see the catalogue shelved in the first floor library]

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