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Date: 1100-2000
History:

Sir Roger de Grey of Ruthin (Denbighshire) had lands in Bedfordshire and other counties in the early 14th century, and property in Northamptonshire and Norfolk was acquired later by marriage. Burbage (Leicestershire) was inherited by Reginald, 3rd Lord Grey of Ruthin as heir general of John Hastings, Earl of Pembroke (d. 1389). On the death of Henry Grey, 8th Earl of Kent, in 1639 the barony of Grey of Ruthin devolved on a nephew but the earldom of Kent passed to a cousin. The 11th Earl married in 1663 Mary, daughter of the 1st Baron Lucas, of Shenfield and Colchester (Essex). She was created Baroness Lucas of Crudwell (Wiltshire), another Lucas family property, the same year.

When Henry, Duke of Kent died in 1740 he was succeeded in turn by his daughter, the Countess of Hardwicke, and by her daughter Amabel, Lady Polwarth, created Countess De Grey in 1816. Lady De Grey died in 1833, being succeeded by her nephew Thomas Robinson (later De Grey) as 2nd Earl De Grey and 5th Baron Lucas. He died in 1859, leaving two daughters: Anne, Baroness Lucas, who married the 6th Earl Cowper and Mary, who married Henry Vyner. Part of the Robinson estates in Yorkshire descended to Lady Mary Vyner (Newby etc.) (see Vyner of Gautby and Newby) and her cousin the 2nd Earl of Ripon (see Robinson, Marquesses of Ripon). Studley Royal was not among these properties, having been inherited by the first Earl of Ripon in 1845. The Wrest Park and other Lucas estates, together with Robinson property in the North and West Ridings of Yorkshire (the Clifton and Craven estates) passed to Lady Cowper.

On Lady Cowper’s death in 1880 the Lucas estates were inherited by her son, the 7th Earl Cowper, and on his death in 1905 by his nephew, the Hon. Auberon Herbert, who also succeeded to the Barony of Lucas. He died in 1916, and Wrest Park was sold the following year. The Craven estates passed in 1880 to the Hon. H.F. Cowper, Lady Cowper's younger son, who died without issue in 1887. Both the Clifton and Craven estates continued to be held in trust for Lady Cowper's descendants until they were sold following the First World War.

Estates in 1883: Earl Cowper: 9,105 acres in Bedfordshire; 3,227 acres in Essex; 2,536 acres in Wiltshire; 913 acres in Leicestershire; together worth £21,533 a year. Hon H.F. Cowper: 5,720 acres in West Riding of Yorkshire, worth £6,333 a year.

Places:
  • Blunham, Bedfordshire
  • Burbage, Leicestershire
  • Clifton, Yorkshire
  • Clophill, Bedfordshire
  • Colchester, Essex
  • Craven, Yorkshire
  • Crudwell, Wiltshire
  • Fordham, Essex
  • Goodrich, Herefordshire
  • Harrold, Bedfordshire
  • Longhope, Gloucestershire
  • Ruthin, Denbighshire
  • Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Shenfield, Essex
  • Silsoe, Bedfordshire
  • Sketchley, Leicestershire
  • West Woodyates, Dorset
  • Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, p. 46.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F83684 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F10175 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
12th cent-20th cent: Beds (Wrest Park in Silsoe, etc), Essex (Shenfield, etc), Leics (Burbage, etc), Wilts (Crudwell, etc) and Yorks (Clifton and Craven, etc) deeds, family and estate papers, with misc deeds and papers for properties in Herefs, Gloucs and Denbighshire, etc
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6283 Wrest Park

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28a]
2
1699-1936: Beds (Blunham, Clophill, etc) manorial court records
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 960 Hooper

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28b]
3
1542-1744: Beds (Blunham, etc) manorial court minutes 1603-1744 and Harrold (Beds) estate papers 1542-1612
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 5672 Hawkins

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28c]
4
1746-1789: Beds (Wrest Park in Silsoe, etc) estate papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
5
1908-1919: Beds rental and sale catalogue
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
See Annual Return 2007
6
1545-1840: Wrest Park building expenses 1834-40 and De Grey family epitaphs 1545-1790
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6970 Bedfordshire misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28d]
7
1949-1950: Wrest Park decoration papers
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6970 Bedfordshire misc
8
1828-1873: West Woodyates (Dorset) estate papers
Dorset History Centre
NRA 7828 Dorset RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28h]
9
14th cent-20th cent: Essex (Shenfield, etc) deeds, manorial records and estate papers
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6283 Wrest Park

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28a]
10
1711: Fordham Hall (Essex) court roll
Essex Record Office
NRA 3505 Essex RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28e]
11
c1250-1530: Colchester Abbey (Essex) cartulary c1250-1415 and ledger book c1315-1530
Essex Record Office
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28f]
12
15th cent-early 19th cent: Herefs (Goodrich, etc) and misc Gloucs (Longhope, etc) deeds, legal and estate papers
Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre
NRA 32656
13
16th cent-18th cent: Herefs (Goodrich, etc) manorial records and estate papers
Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre
NRA 32041 Griffin
14
15th cent-20th cent: Leics (Burbage and Sketchley) deeds, manorial records and estate papers
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6283 Wrest Park

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28a]
15
1696-1925: Burbage and Sketchley (Leics) manorial records
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for
NRA 36384 Pilgrim

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28g]
16
1783-20th cent: misc Leics (Burbage and Sketchley) manorial papers
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for
NRA 40256 Pilgrim
17
17th cent-20th cent: Wilts (Crudwell, etc) deeds, manorial records and estate papers
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6283 Wrest Park

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28a]
18
18th cent-19th cent: misc Wilts (Crudwell, etc) deeds, plans and papers
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 1556 Mullings

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
19
17th cent-20th cent: Yorks (Clifton and Craven) deeds and estate papers
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6283 Wrest Park

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28a]
20
1697-1716, 1829-1844: Yorks (Clifton and Craven) estate papers 1829-44 and terriers and rentals of the Duke of Kent's estates 1697-1716
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 5836 Vyner

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [112b]
21
16th cent-18th cent: Yorks (Clifton and Craven) deeds and estate papers
Explore York Libraries & Archives
NRA 11988
22
1619-1650: Yorks (Sheffield, etc) and Notts (Worksop, etc) agency papers of John Selden for the 8th Earl of Kent and Elizabeth Talbot (Talbot estates)
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 17153 Selden

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28i]
23
1652: Yorks (Sheffield, etc) estate accounts of the Countess of Kent
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 1083 Wentworth Woodhouse

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [113a]
24
1682-1920: catalogues, receipts and related material rel to picture collections
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
See Annual Return 2010
25
1702-1860: Grey family inventories of pictures
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
See Annual Return 2008
26
1771-1779: diplomatic papers of the 2nd Baron Grantham (1738-86)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [28j]
27
18th cent: papers of the 1st Baron Grantham (1695-1770)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
28
1393-1394: Grey family of Ruthin estate accounts
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
NRA 12100 Somerset

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [96h]
29
1651-1913: family corresp
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

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