Catalogue description The estate of John Melliar of Sherborne

This record is held by Sherborne Museum

Details of SHE/MEL
Reference: SHE/MEL
Title: The estate of John Melliar of Sherborne

Collection of papers and correspondence concerning the administration of the estate of the late John Melliar (1757-1840), surgeon and gentleman, of Sherborne.

Date: 1771-1909
Held by: Sherborne Museum, not available at The National Archives
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English

Executors of the late John Melliar

Physical description: 12 files and 12 items
Access conditions:



Not accruing

Administrative / biographical background:

Born at Galhampton and educated at Sherborne School, John Melliar (1757-1840) took an active role in local society, acting as Treasurer to the Sherborne Branch Bible Society and the Green Girls' Society, as well as Chairman of the Sherborne Savings Bank and the Sherborne Mendicity Society. He was an important benefactor to the town, leaving a number of bequests to various individuals and public institutions on his death. One bequest was to establish a parochial charity in Sherborne, to be administered by trustees; the resultant collection of correspondence and financial papers was eventually left in the care of the former Sherborne Urban District Council, who gifted the papers to Sherborne Museum in 1974.

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