Catalogue description Drake family of Amersham

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Title: Drake family of Amersham
Description:

This collection includes title deeds and estate papers, mainly relating to the Drake family's Bucks estate at Shardeloes, Amersham, though including some out-county material, eg Lincolnshire. It also includes papers relating to the building of the family seat at Shardeloes in the 18th century and a drawing and contract for a monument by the sculptor Peter Scheemakers. Because of the Drake family's influence over the market town and parliamentary borough of Amersham, the papers include material on the history of the town, eg. the almshouses and work house, parliamentary elections, the market house. Family correspondence includes a series of 21 letters from William Drake and 9 from his tutor to his father describing the course of his Grand Tour in 1768-1769. These letters are not described individually in the catalogue, however.

Date: 1621 - 1938
Arrangement:

Bundle 1 PROPERTY TENURE AND PERSONAL ESTATE

 

Estate Deeds

 

Legal Papers

 

2 ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

 

Appointments

 

Management

 

Accounts

 

Estate Papers

 

Surveys, Valuations, and Inventories.

 

Auction Sale Particulars

 

3 Estate Correspondence

 

4 Maps and Plans

 

5 HOUSEHOLD ADMINISTRATION

 

Building of Shardeloes

 

Maintenance

 

Drake Family Residences

 

Accounts

 

Servants

 

Fire Insurance Papers

 

Miscellanea

 

6 ADMINISTRATION PAPERS

 

Administration of will of John Lambton

 

Administration of Garrard family wills.

 

7 ALLIED FAMILY PAPERS

 

Tyrwhitt Family Papers

 

Everard Family papers

 

Wickham Family Papers

 

8 CORRESPONDENCE

 

The Grand Tour and others

 

Family Correspondence

 

Church Patronage

 

9 Financial Papers

 

10 Personal Papers

 

11 Official and Parliamentary Papers

 

12 DRAKE FAMILY AND AMERSHAM

 

Almshouses and Workhouse

 

Amersham Poor

 

Amersham and Parliament

 

Church

 

Fairs and Market House

 

Mills

 

Roads

 

Schools

 

Tax Assessments

 

Miscellanea

 

13 Printed Matter

 

14 Miscellanea

Related material:

For Drake family settlement 1778 (lease only), See BRO D/X 1286/9

Held by: Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Drake family of Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Physical description: 34 series.
Immediate source of acquisition:

A.R. 41/56(L) 3.XI.1956.

 

The greater part of this collection of estate deeds and papers relating to the Drake family of Shardeloes, Amersham was deposited in the County Record Office in November 1956. Further deposits were made as below:-

 

7.1.1957

 

A.R. 2/57(L)

 

25.IV.1957

 

A.R. 20/57(L)

 

2.IX.1957.

 

A.R.40/57(L)

 

12.VIII.1958

 

A.R.30/58(G)

 

22.XI.1958

 

A.R.42/58(L)

Publication note:

The pedigree has been taken from the Shardeloes Papers by G. Eland, F.S.A. (O.U.P.1947).

 

These papers were used extensively by Mr. Eland in the compilation of his book.

Subjects:
  • Shardeloes Estate, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
  • Amersham, Buckinghamshire
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