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Foljambe, family of Osberton

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Date: 1100-2000

The Foljambe family had knightly status in Derbyshire by the 13th century, and by 1500 also owned land in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. The Aldwarke (Yorkshire, West Riding) estate was acquired through the marriage of Sir James Foljambe (d. 1558) to Alice Fitzwilliam. Sir Francis Foljambe (d. 1640) sold the Walton (Derbyshire) and other estates, but Aldwarke and some remaining Derbyshire property passed on his death to his cousin Peter Foljambe of Steeton (Yorkshire, West Riding) (1599-1699), whose son Francis (d. 1707) married Elizabeth Montaigne of Westow (Yorkshire, East Riding).

Francis Ferrand Foljambe of Aldwarke (1750-1814) married in 1774 Mary (d. 1790), daughter and heiress of John Hewett (formerly Thornhagh), through whom descended the Thornhagh estates of Osberton (Nottinghamshire), South Kelsey (Lincolnshire), Skeffington (Leicestershire) and Arley (Warwickshire), and the Hewett estate of Shireoaks (Nottinghamshire). Osberton became the Foljambe family's principal seat, but the other Thornhagh estates were sold in the early 19th century. F.F. Foljambe also inherited Newtown Savile (Co. Tyrone) from his wife's uncle, Sir George Savile, 8th bt. (1726-84), but that estate was sold in 1806-11. In 1792 Foljambe married as his second wife Mary, daughter of the 4th Earl of Scarborough by Barbara Savile.

George Savile Foljambe (1800-69) married as his second wife Selina Charlotte, Viscountess Milton, daughter and co-heir of the 3rd and last Earl of Liverpool of the first creation. Their eldest son by this marriage inherited property from his mother, and was created Earl of Liverpool in 1915, but this property did not descend with the Osberton estates.

Estates in 1883: 9,289 acres in Nottinghamshire; 5,206 acres in Yorkshire and 3 acres in Lincolnshire, worth a total of £20,140 a year.

  • Aldwark, Yorkshire
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire
  • Great Staughton, Huntingdonshire
  • Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Mexborough, Yorkshire
  • Newtown Savile, County Tyrone
  • Osberton, Nottinghamshire
  • Rawmarsh, Yorkshire
  • Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire
  • Skeffington, Leicestershire
  • South Kelsey, Lincolnshire
  • Steeton, Yorkshire
  • Trowbridge, Wiltshire
  • Ulceby, Lincolnshire
  • Walton, Derbyshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, p. 63.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F89124 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F1270 )
  Description Held by Reference Further information
12th cent-20th cent: Notts (Osberton, etc), Derbys (Walton, etc) and Yorks (Aldwark, etc) deeds, family and estate papers and deeds and papers for Kent, Leics (Skeffington, etc), Lincs (South Kelsey, etc) and Newtown Savile (Co Tyrone) 12th-20th cent, with Bristol (Gloucs) survey 1653, Great Staughton (Hunts) particulars and rentals 1723-65, Trowbridge (Wilts) rental late 13th cent, etc
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 20442 Foljambe

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [38a]
17th cent-18th cent: Yorks (Aldwark, Rawmarsh, etc) estate accounts and papers
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 23246 Sheffield Library

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [Addenda]
c1595-1773: Notts (Osberton, etc) estate papers and draft and copy title deeds, incl papers rel to Sherwood Forest
Nottinghamshire Archives
See Annual Return 2007
18th cent-19th cent: Newtown Savile (Co Tyrone) estate papers 1757 and Foljambe family corresp and papers 18th-19th cent
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 6119 Savile

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [65a]
16th cent-18th cent: misc Foljambe family and genealogical papers
Collection held privately: enquiries to Nottinghamshire Archives
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [38b]
16th cent-18th cent: misc Foljambe family deeds and papers
Berkshire Record Office
NRA 19683 Foljambe

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