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Lygon, family, Earls Beauchamp

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Date: 1100-2000
History:

The Lygon family was established at Madresfield (Worcestershire) in the mid-15th century. Thomas Lygon married Anne, second daughter of the second Baron Beauchamp of Powick (d. 1503), acquiring through her the Beauchamp Court property in Worcestershire (in Powick, near Madresfield) and land in Gloucestershire (subsequently sold). (For other Beauchamp property see Greville, Earls Brooke) Property in Warwickshire (Hall End in Polesworth, etc) was acquired through the marriage of William Lygon to Margaret, daughter of Thomas Corbyn of Hall End and Kingswinford (Staffordshire) in 1688. Margaret Lygon, daughter of William and Margaret and heir to the Worcestershire and Warwickshire estates, married in 1713 Reginald Pyndar of Kempley (Gloucestershire) and Duffield (Derbyshire). Their son Reginald Pyndar (d. 1788) succeeded to the Lygon estates on his mother’s death in 1736 and took the name of Lygon.

The Worcestershire and Gloucestershire estates (both with adjacent properties in Herefordshire) were extended in the 19th century, notably by William Lygon (1747-1816), who was created Earl Beauchamp in 1815. The Derbyshire estate, however, was disposed of by 1800, except for the Duffield tithes, and the Hall End estate was sold in the late 19th century. Thomas Pindar (d. 1813) of Brumby (Lincolnshire) bequeathed his estate to the Hon John Lygon, who changed his name to Pyndar and succeeded his brother as 3rd Earl Beauchamp in 1823.

Estates in 1883: Worcs 10,624 acres, Lincs 2,878 acres, Gloucs 2,429 acres, Warwicks 959 acres, Herefs 744 acres, total 17,634 acres worth £24,941 a year.

Places:
  • Brumby, Lincolnshire
  • Duffield, Derbyshire
  • Dymock, Gloucestershire
  • Hall End, Warwickshire
  • Kempley, Gloucestershire
  • Kingswinford, Staffordshire
  • London
  • Madresfield, Worcestershire
  • Polesworth, Warwickshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections L-Z, 1999
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F82510 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F5206 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
12th cent-20th cent: Worcs (Madresfield, etc), Gloucs (Kempley, etc) and Warwicks (Hall End in Polesworth, etc) deeds, family and estate papers and deeds and papers for Derbys, Herefs, Lincs and Staffs
Madresfield Court
NRA 5234 Lygon

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67a]
2
13th cent-20th cent: Worcs (Madresfield, etc) and Gloucs (Dymock, etc) deeds, family and estate papers and misc deeds and papers for Derbys, Herefs, Lincs, London and Staffs 13th-20th cent, with papers rel to Canadian property 20th cent
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 8108 Lygon

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67b]
3
16th cent-19th cent: Worcs, Gloucs, Derbys, Lincs and Warwicks deeds and papers, mainly Derbys and Lincs
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 3524 Worcs RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67c]
4
16th cent-19th cent: Worcs, Gloucs and Herefs deeds and papers
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 4744 Lord

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67d]
5
1894-1903: Worcs and Gloucs sales papers
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 10005 Stallard

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67e]
6
1731-1734, 19th cent-20th cent: Derbys (Duffield, etc) legal papers 19th-20th cent and accounts 1731-34
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 8108 Lygon

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67b]
7
17th cent-19th cent: Derbys (Duffield, etc) deeds and papers
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 3524 Worcs RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67c]
8
19th cent-20th cent: Lincs (Brumby, etc) deeds and papers
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 8108 Lygon

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67b]
9
16th cent-19th cent: Lincs (Brumby, etc) deeds and papers
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 3524 Worcs RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67c]
10
13th cent-16th cent: misc Staffs (Kingswinford, etc) deeds and papers
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 8108 Lygon

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67b]
11
c16th cent-19th cent: misc Warwicks (Hall End in Polesworth, etc) deeds and papers
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
NRA 3524 Worcs RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67c]
12
1690-1725: corresp of the 6th Baron Paget 1690-1702 and the 1st Earl of Uxbridge 1709-25 (formerly amongst the Lygon family papers)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67f]
13
1859-1880: corresp of the 5th and the 6th Earls Beauchamp with Benjamin Disraeli 1859-80 and related papers of the 6th Earl 1873
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67g]
14
1743-1752: account book of Reginald Lygon
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67h]
15
1911-1920: Gloucs lord lieutenancy papers of the 7th Earl Beauchamp
Gloucestershire Archives
NRA 11510 Lygon

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67i]
16
1899-1902: papers of the 7th Earl Beauchamp as governor of New South Wales
State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Library
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [67j]

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