Catalogue description ASHLEY (ASHBY ST. LEDGERS) COLLECTION

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Title: ASHLEY (ASHBY ST. LEDGERS) COLLECTION
Description:

A gentry family with estates in Ashby St. Ledgers, Hellidon, Braunston, Long Buckby, Watford and Welton. Gatesby and Ianson family deeds. Correspondence and business papers of Joseph Ashley and John Bentley Ashley, 18thC., including papers on army clothing contracts 1691-1702 and on J.B. Ashley's shrievalty 1756. Household accounts 1736-1828, 19thC. estate vouchers. Ashby St. Ledgers court rolls 1497-1696 and parish records.

Date: 1309 - 1902
Arrangement:

Medieval Deeds

 

a) Deeds of the Deacon family of Ashby St. Ledgers

 

b) Deeds of the Watson family of Ashby St. Ledgers

 

c) Deeds of the Boys family of Ashby and Watford

 

d) Miscellaneous Ashby St. Ledgers charters

 

e) Copies of Inquisitions

 

The Catesby Family

 

a) Ashby St. Ledgers deeds

 

b) Rentals

 

c) Catesby family deeds

 

Transition from Catesby to Ianson

 

The Ianson Family

 

a) Leases at Ashby

 

b) Family papers, settlements and mortgages

 

c) Miscellaneous Ianson items

 

d) Tithe dispute at Ashby 1605-1674

 

Joseph Ashley I

 

a) Estates at Ashby

 

b) Estates elsewhere in Northants.

 

c) Offices

 

d) Personal and family

 

e) Corr. with his son Solomon, and litigation after 1740

 

f) Army clothing contracts

 

g) Business matters and collection of debts

 

h) London interests

 

John Bentley Ashley

 

a) Family and personal

 

b) John Ashley's Shrievalty 1756

 

c) Mrs. Jane Ashley

 

Joseph Ashley II

 

The Ashby St. Ledgers Estate under the Ashley and Senhouse families to 1902

 

a) Accounts and rentals

 

b) Maps

 

c) Estate management (Ashby and elsewhere)

 

d) Senhouse tenancy agreements

 

e) Decease of Capt. William Senhouse 1865

 

f) Senhouse settlements and wills

 

g) Purchase by H.P. Senhouse of the Gaitskell interest in Senhouse estates

 

h) The Senhouse estates until sale in 1902

 

Ashby St. Ledgers - Manorial

 

a) Draft Court Rolls

 

b) Other manorial items

 

Ashby St. Ledgers Parish, Advowson and Tithe

 

a) Settlements, removal orders etc.

 

b) Parish miscellanea

 

c) Ashby Town Lands

 

d) Advowson

 

e) Tithe

 

Ashley and Senhouse purchases of estates outside Ashby St. Ledgers parish

 

a) Manor House etc. at Hellidon 1710

 

b) House, cottage and land at Hellidon 1713, confirmed 1721

 

c) Corr. about above purchases 1710-21

 

d) 1¼ yardland and odd pieces at Hellidon 1728

 

e) ½ yardland at Hellidon 1729

 

f) Lands at Welton 1720 and 1721

 

g) Lands at Braunston 1710, 1712 and 1718

 

h) Lands at Watford, Welton, Braunston and Kilsby 19thc.

 

Accounts of Ashley estates at Welton, Braunston, Hellidon and Long Buckby

 

Miscellaneous

 

Catalogue of Additions to the Ashley (Ashby St. Ledgers) Collection (Accession Number 1978/233) and catalogued as ASL/1151-1273.

 

Medieval Deeds

 

a) Deeds of the Deacon family of Ashby St. Ledgers

 

b) Deeds of the Watson family of Ashby St. Ledgers

 

c) Deeds of the Boys family of Ashby

 

d) Miscellaneous Ashby St. Ledgers charters

 

The Catesby Family

 

a) Ashby St. Ledgers deeds

 

c) Catesby family deeds

 

Transition from Catesby to Ianson

 

The Ianson Family

 

a) Leases at Ashby

 

b) Family papers, etc.

 

c) Miscellaneous Ianson items

 

Joseph Ashley I

 

c) Offices

 

e) Litigation after 1740

 

g) Business matters

 

John Bentley Ashley

 

b) John Ashley's Shrievalty 1756

 

c) Mrs. Jane Ashley

 

The Ashley Estate

 

a) Accounts and rentals

 

Ashley St. Ledgers Parish

 

c) Town Lands

 

d) Rectory etc.

 

e) Tithe

 

Estates outside Ashby St. Ledgers parish

 

a) Manor House etc. at Hellidon 1710

 

b) House, cottage and land at Hellidon 1713

 

f) Lands at Welton 1720 & 1721

 

h) Land at Braunston, Welton etc., 19th C.

 

Miscellaneous

Related material:

Ashley papers in the Monckton (Fineshade) collection, M(F)

 

Papers of John Bentley Ashley

 

Papers of Mrs. Jane Ashley (nee Pocock)

 

Papers relating to the Ashley family generally

 

Papers relating to the Pocock family

 

The Ashley estates 1704-1771

 

Ashby St. Ledgers parish 1728-1764

Held by: Northamptonshire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Ashley family of Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire

Physical description: 1273 Files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accessions 1966/7, 1978/233

Subjects:
  • Pocklington-Senhouse family of Cumberland
  • Ianson family of Ashby St. Ledgers, Northamptonshire
  • Catesby family of Ashby St. Ledgers, Northamptonshire
  • Ashby St. Ledgers, Northamptonshire
Administrative / biographical background:

Joseph Ashley, a London draper, purchased Ashby St. Ledgers from Esther Ianson in 1703. When his great nephew, also Joseph, died in 1798 the estate passed to his daughter Mary who had married Sir Joseph Senhouse of Cumberland. Elizabeth Senhouse married Joseph Pocklington in 1835. Lord Wimbourne purchased the estate in 1903.

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