Foljambe of Osberton (additional deposit): Deeds and Estate Papers

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Title: Foljambe of Osberton (additional deposit): Deeds and Estate Papers
Reference: 157 DD/FJ

Part of this additional collection (DD/FJ/11/1/8) relates to the estates described in the introduction to the main deposit. Of the remainder, a major group of legal papers concerns disputes over common land in and around Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, in the 17th and 18th centuries (DD/FJ/12-13). Another group is the collection of bound correspondence, mainly 18th century in date, of Sir George Savile, 8th baronet, (1726-1784), a highly respected M.P. for Yorkshire (commemorated by a statue in York Minster), and his relative John (Thornhagh) Hewitt (DD/FJ/11/1/1-7). This is of major importance for the history of Parliamentary and local politics, bearing on such subjects as Parliamentary Reform and the Yorkshire Association, American and Irish affairs, and various local issues such as canal schemes, the commercial trade of York and Hull and the campaign for the Spurn Point lighthouse at the mouth of the River Humber. Included are occasional letters of Christopher Wyvill, Joseph Priestley, Major John Cartwright, Lord Rockingham, and Edmund Burke. This correspondence, together with many estate papers of Sir George Savile, passed into the Foljambe family archives by marriage.




Foljambe, Thornhagh, Hewett, etc.


DD/FJ/11/1/1 (pt I) Parliamentary and national affairs. 1554-1804


Sir George Savile (8th Bart)


DD/FJ/11/1/1(pt II) Miscellaneous affairs and posthumous records 1770-1790


Foljambe, Thornhagh, Hewett, etc.


DD/FJ/11/1/2 Estate and local affairs 1613-1778


DD/FJ/11/1/3 Miscellaneous affairs. 1715-1786


John Hewett:


DD/FJ/11/1/4-5 Miscellaneous affairs. 1779-1794


Rev. William Mason


DD/FJ/11/1/6 Correspondence to F.F.Foljambe 1771-1774


Sir George Savile (8th Bart)


DD/FJ/11/1/7 Parliamentary and national affairs. 1756-1785




Accounts, Rentals, Etc.


DD/FJ/11/1/8/1-8 Derbyshire: Various 1518-1635


DD/FJ/11/1/8/9-11 Nottinghamshire: Various 1613, 1776


DD/FJ/11/1/8/12-21 Yorkshire: Various 1518-c.1759


DD/FJ/11/1/8/22 Gloucestershire: Bristol 1635


Subsidies and Assessments, etc.


DD/FJ/11/1/8/23-24 Derbyshire: Hundred of Scarsdale 1559-1563/4


DD/FJ/11/1/8/25-44 Nottinghamshire: Various 1592-1787


DD/FJ/11/1/8/45-49 Yorkshire: Various 1657-1729


Coal Mining


DD/FJ/11/1/8/50-51 Birkwood (Yorkshire W.R.) 1630-1632


Wool Trade


DD/FJ/11/1/8/52 Yorkshire 1752


Political and National Affairs, etc.


DD/FJ/11/1/8/53 Parliament 1640


DD/FJ/11/1/8/54-58 Rebellion of 1745, etc. 18th c.


Shrievalty, etc.


DD/FJ/11/1/8/59-61 Lincolnshire 1610-c.1640


DD/FJ/11/1/8/62-65 Nottinghamshire 1677-1746




DD/FJ/11/1/8/66 Yorkshire: Hutton (N.R.) 18th c.




DD/FJ/11/1/8/67-71 Nottinghamshire 1755-1776


Miscellaneous Literary Papers, etc.


DD/FJ/11/1/9/1-14 County of Nottinghamshire 1679-1740(?)


DD/FJ/11/1/9/15-16 Borough of Nottingham. 1727-c.1747


DD/FJ/11/1/9/17-27 Borough of East Retford. 1705(?)-1774


Crown Offices and Fees.


DD/FJ/11/1/10 List of Crown Offices and fees. (vol.) Temp. Eliz.


King's Speeches, etc.


DD/FJ/11/1/11 Collection of King's speeches, etc. 1707-1789




DD/FJ/11/1/12 Miscellaneous newspapers. 1708-1805


Commons Disputes


DD/FJ/12/1-43 Yorkshire: Rawmarsh & Swinton commons (W.R.): Legal Disputes (c.1699-c.1721) 1538-1792


DD/FJ/13/1-10 Yorkshire: Rawmarsh & Kilnhurst commons (W.R.): Legal Disputes (c.1625-1648) 1304-1777


Miscellaneous Records


DD/FJ/14/1 Calendar of Foljambe archives (cards) 1887


DD/FJ/14/2/7 Stray documents and seal fragments 13th c.-1843

Date: 13th C-1887
Held by: Nottinghamshire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Extent: 12 boxes
Administrative History:

These documents are additional to the main deposit of family archives in Nottinghamshire Archives (DD/FJ/1-10) and were held in the Estate Office at Osberton Hall near Worksop prior to their deposit in the Nottinghamshire Records Office (now Nottinghamshire Archives) in 1962 and 1971.

  • Savile, Sir, George, 1726-1784, 8th baronet, politician
  • Wyvill, Christopher, 1740-1822, clergyman, Parliamentary reformer
  • Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804, theologian and scientist
  • Cartwright, John, 1740-1824, political reformer
  • Watson-Wentworth Charles, 1730-1782, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham
  • Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797, statesman
  • Wentworth, Charles, Watson-, 1730-1782, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham
  • America
  • Ireland
  • Hull, Yorkshire
  • York, Yorkshire
  • Agriculture
  • Politics and Government
Creator Names:
  • Foljambe family of Osberton, Nottinghamshire
Conditions of access:

Accessible to all holders of a reader's ticket.

Related Material:
  • Related Collections also in Nottinghamshire Archives:


    Foljambe of Osberton (DD/FJ)


    Foljambe of Osberton (second series) (DD/FJ/15)


    Foljambe of Osberton (Irish estates) (DD/FJ/IR)


    Savile of Rufford (DD/SR)


    Related Collections elsewhere:


    Further records can be found in possession of the depositor, in the Berkshire Record office (D/EX 183), in Sheffield Archives (MD 2693), and in other repositories listed in the National Register of Archives.

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