Deed relating to the Throckmorton family of Coughton Court and their estates in Coughton, Great Alne and Spernall (Warwickshire), Chaddesley Corbett (Worcestershire), and elsewhere, including property in Devon and Somerset; and court rolls for Buckland (Berkshire) 1245-1757, Weston Underwood (Buckinghamshire) 1295-1754, Coughton, 1484-1731, Sambourn, 1472-1849, and Spernall, 1619-1731 (Warwickshire), Chaddesley Corbett, 1338-1829, and elsewhere.
The family papers deposited at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust consist almost entirely of title deeds (DR 5/1-1859) and court rolls (DR 5/1920-3407). Of the former there are some 1,900. The earliest (from 1317) relate to the ancestral estates at Throckmorton and Fladbury, in Worcestershire. Warwickshire material (some 500 deeds, DR 5/842-1347) dates from the middle of the sixteenth century. The largest section (over 800 items, DR 5/3-785, 798-841) relate to the West Country estate and is dated between 1528-1887.
Among the court rolls, there are long runs for Chaddesley Corbett (DR 5/2734-3259), Buckland (DR 5/1920-2100), Weston Underwood (DR 5/2108-2170), Sambourn (DR 5/2357-2612), Coughton (DR 5/2191-2243) and Spernall (DR 5/2614-2660).
There are a few (less than 40) estate papers (DR 5/1860-1885): they cover the period 1543-c.1900 and include some rentals.