This is a large collection of family and estate papers relating to estates mainly in Ramsey and Abbots Ripton.
The collection includes deeds of property in Ramsey itself for 1678-1930 as well as many neighbouring parishes: Fellowes family wills, settlements, estate papers etc. 1877-1951; papers about tenants' farms c. 1925-1932 and cropping books with plans for farms in Ramsey, Abbots Ripton, Kings Ripton, Benwick, Stukeley, Upwood, and Woodwalton, 1822-47, 1860-71; many plans and sales particulars.
Earlier records have been deposited by the family at the British Library.
Most of the records were listed in detail by A E Fellowes in 1987, and accessions received since then have been added to this list as appendices (accession numbers: 2470, 3674, 3747, 2680, 3639, 3640, 3666, 3746)
Unpublished finding aids:
Please consult catalogue number 27: Fellowes Estate, in the searchroom.
Administrative / biographical background:
The Fellowes family bought the Manor of Ramsey in 1737; Edward Fellowes was created Lord de Ramsey in 1887, and the family have held the manor ever since. As well as records of the Fellowes estate itself, the family has deposited many earlier (though post-Reformation) records of the estate which they inherited.