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Arundell, family, Barons Arundell of Wardour

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Date: 1100-2000
History:

The Arundells of Lanherne were prominent in Cornish affairs from the 13th century, and had both property in Cornwall and Devon. In 1451, Sir John Arundell married Catherine, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Chideock, who brought estates in Dorset (Chideock etc.), Somerset and Gloucestershire. In 1473 or 1474 Sir Thomas Arundell, son of Sir John, married Catherine, sister of Lord Dinham and co-heir of estates in Devon and other counties. Sir John Arundell (1623-1701) left his estates to his daughter Frances, who in 1671 had married Richard Bellings. Their granddaughter, Mary Bellings-Arundell, married in 1739 Henry Arundell, later 7th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and on her death in 1769 she was succeeded in the Arundell of Lanherne estates (by now comprising only the Cornish lands and Chideock) by her son the 8th Baron. The Cornish estates were nearly all sold by 1808.

Thomas Arundell, younger son of Sir John Arundell of Lanherne (d. 1545), received property in Dorset, Somerset and Devon from his father and purchased Wardour Castle (Wiltshire) from Sir Fulke Greville in 1547. This branch of the family acquired further estates in Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and Devon. Sir Thomas Arundell (d. 1639) was created Baron Arundell of Wardour in 1605. The 8th Baron, who built a new Wardour Castle from 1770, married in 1764 Maria Conquest of Irnham (Lincolnshire). On his death in 1808 Irnham passed to a younger daughter, who married the 6th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, but the Arundell estates (excluding those of the Lanherne line already sold, and other properties alienated by 1808) passed to his elder daughter, wife of her cousin James Everard Arundell, who succeeded as 9th Baron. In 1751 his father, James Everard Arundell senior, had maried Anne, daughter of John Wyndham of Salisbury and Norrington (Wiltshire), through whom property in Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset descended to the Arundells. In the late 17th century other Hampshire property had been inherited by the Arundells of Wardour from the Philpott family. By the late 19th century, however, the Arundell estates were almost entirely confined to Wiltshire. In 1883 the estates comprised 6,037 acres in Wiltshire and 182 acres in Cornwall, worth £9,174 a year.

Places:
  • Chideock, Dorset
  • Hemyock, Devon
  • Irnham, Lincolnshire
  • Lanherne, Cornwall
  • Ringwood, Hampshire
  • South Petherton, Somerset
  • Wardour Castle, Wiltshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections, A-K, 1996, pp. 2-3
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F88952 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F6007 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
14th cent-20th cent: Wardour Castle (Wilts, Devon, Dorset, Hants, Somerset, etc) deeds, manorial records, family and estate papers
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 42033 Arundell of Wardour

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [2a]
2
1661-1677: Wilts, Devon, Dorset and Somerset estate steward's accounts
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 7085

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [2b]
3
1663-1671: Wardour Castle (Wilts, etc) estate steward's account book
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 11070 Bennett

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [2b]
4
12th cent-19th cent: Lanherne, Chideock and Hemyock, etc, deeds, manorial records, family and estate papers
Archives and Cornish Studies Service
NRA 22502 Arundell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [2c]
5
1675-1692: misc Cornwall (Trerice, etc) deeds and papers
Archives and Cornish Studies Service
See Annual Return 1996
6
18th cent-19th cent: further Cornwall (Lanherne, etc) estate and Arundell family papers
Archives and Cornish Studies Service
See Annual Return 2001
7
1659: Cornish estate survey
Royal Institution of Cornwall
NRA 1166 Henderson

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [2d]
8
15th cent-17th cent: misc Arundell of Lanherne family papers, incl Lanherne household account 1466
Royal Institution of Cornwall
NRA 1166 Henderson
9
1502-1503: Cornwall, Dorset and Gloucs receiver's accounts (Sir John Arundell's estate)
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: John D Rockefeller Jr Library
See Letter from N Alcock to CJ Kitching 20 Jan 1989 (HMC collection file)
10
17th cent-18th cent: misc Cornish executorship and legal papers
Archives and Cornish Studies Service
NRA 21923 Coodes
11
13th cent-18th cent: Dorset (Chideock) and misc Cornwall deeds, manorial records and estate papers
Dorset History Centre
NRA 9927
12
1764-1800: Irnham (Lincs) estate papers
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 42033 Arundell of Wardour

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [2a]
13
19th cent: Arundell family corresp, mainly of Lady Katherine Doughty, daughter of the 9th Baron
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 5980 Radcliffe
14
18th cent-19th cent: Arundell family trust papers
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 741 Throckmorton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [103a]
15
late 18th cent-early 19th cent: Arundell family trust, legal and financial papers
Collection held privately: enquiries to Devon Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 20060 Clifford
16
1575-1576: account rolls of Sir John Arundell's Cornish manors
Archives and Cornish Studies Service
17
1588-1603: heraldic roll, Arundell family of Trerice and Gwarnick
Archives and Cornish Studies Service
See Annual Return 2008
18
1466-67: account roll, Cornish manors
Archives and Cornish Studies Service
See Annual Return 2008

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