Catalogue description GUNNING (HORTON) CATALOGUE

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Mainly deeds for Horton, Hackleton, Piddington, Denton and Quinton, Ekeley (Buckinghamshire), Eltham (Kent) and estates in Cos. Roscommon, Longford and Dublin in Ireland. 18thC. legal papers on Irish estates and rent rolls 1779-1802 and 1820-1842. Norchants. estate accounts 1634, 1639, 1640 and rentals 1634-1657. Game books 1851-1884 and correspondence on income for the benefice of Horton and Piddington 1780-1804 with letters from Spencer Perceval. Settlements and wills of the Montagu and Lane families.

Date: 1342 - 1899



John Gunning's affairs and executorship


Robert Gunning's affairs d 1750


Documents concerning title and sale of Castlestrange estate of the other Gunning family of which Robert was mortgagee from 1719 eventual forecloser and seller in 1748 (G(H)7-70)


Documents concerning his shrievalty 1732-3 (G(H)71-5)


Documents concerning his executorship of Francis Houston, c 1745 (G(H)76-82)


Documents concerning purchase of Knapoge in 1741 (G(H)83-95)


Miscellaneous Documents (G(H)96-110)


- Palmerstown deeds 1684-1722


- Admon of Robert Gibton 1726


- Killnedeema lease, 1739


- Cancelled bond, 1741


- Assignment of Judgment 1743


- Re Judgments against Robert Gunning by James Brown, 1743-8


- Dismissal of case 1748


Executorship of Robert Gunning d 30-6-1758 and management of estate to 1778


Bond of 1726 (referred to in will


Will 1748 (G(H)111)


Leaseholds to trustees Tyrell & Keon


i.e. Carrowmore






Annuities charged on Clonderath (bought in 1742)


Fishertown (bought in 1742)


Knapoge (bought in 1742)


Clonmorly (bought in 1742)


Kilnadina (bought in 1742)


Opinion 1750(3) (G(H)112-132)


1751 Assignment of Judgment to Executor (receipts etc. 1746)


1751 Deed re Palmerstown


Nov. 1751 Documents concerning recoveries of Clonmoorly


1752 Assignment etc.


1757 Declaration of trust re judgment


1751 Draft deed of ratification


1757 Ratification


1757 Assignment of £100


1763 Opinion on title


Letters 1752 Guardianship (G(H)133-147) 1759, 1760, 1764, 1765, 1765, 1771, 1772, 1776, 1777(2), 1778(3), 1779


Maps 1765 (G(H)148-9)


Lease of Knappoge, 1777 (G(H)150)


Management of Estate 1779-1848


Sale Catalogue 1792 (G(H)180)


Settlement 1784 (G(H)181)


Rentals 1779-1802 (G(H)182)


Rentals 1820-1812 (G(H)183)


Documents concerning the Ballyglass


Leasehold 1710-1820


Rental 1853 (G(H)214)


List of deeds 1855 (G(H)215)


Surrender of lease 1849 Knappoge & Fishertown (G(H)216)


Surrender of lease 1849 Jamestown, Middletown etc. (G(H)217)


Lease 1851, Jamestown, Fishertown, etc. (G(H)218)


2 Leases, Knappoge, 1851 (G(H)219-220)


Exchange, Knappoge, 1853 (G(H)221)


Surrender Jamestown, 1861 (G(H)222)


Surrender Fishertown, 1863 (G(H)223)


Mortgage of Knappoge, 1861-4 (v. searches)




Disentail 1861 (G(H)231-2)


Instructions 1864 (G(H)233)


Settlement 1891 (G(H)234)


Miscellaneous (1 doc.)


(Notes on a complicated point of law, c 1703).


Gunning Eltham Estate


1757, 1779-91, 1833


Land Tax Certificate, 1801


Gunning Northants estate


A. In 1781 The Horton estate


B. In 1789 The Quinton estate


Settled in 1766


A.1 Deeds pre 1510 in chronological order


(earliest - 1342)


Lane family documents


Wills and settlements 1517-1631


Purchases, 1559-1619


Sale, 1610


Leases, etc. 1614-29


2 other deeds 1619, 1622


3 a Montagu documents - 1712


Wills and Settlements, 1626-1712


Purchases, (1553) - 1712


Misc. papers - map of 1622


Rentals 1623-49


Letters 1645-7


Leases 1649-82


2 Letters re church, 1626, 1685


3 b Montagu Earl of Halifax - Horton Estate c.1715-70


Wills and Settlements, 1739-81


Purchases and Sales, (1638) - 1763 and maps of 1723 and 1728


Mortgages and Incumbrances, 1720-75


Leases and misc.


Including Hampton Wick Deeds, 1722-3


The Purchase by Sir Robert Gunning in 1781


Purchases (1724) - 1781


Purchases of Quinton (1742) - 1793


Gunning Wills and Settlements 1782-1891


Including Succession Accounts


Later Gunning purchases (1672) - c 1890


And Land Tax Certificates, 1791 and 1799


Gunning Leases 1788-91


Gunning Trusts 1783-1877


Gunning Misc., including letters from Spencer Perceval and Bishops Hinchcliffe and Madan 1780-1890


Misc., 1614-1829, including deeds re Hackleton, Preston Deanery, Byfield, Roade, Quinton, Courteenhall, Manchester and Bristol, letter of Copenhagen envoy 1730 and Copy of Separate Article, Vienna, 1731


Also Press Cutting Book, 1831-5, Game Books 1851-84, Illuminated Address 1898


Horton estate in Piddington, Hackleton, Preston Deanery etc. etc. sold to Pickering Phipps. Mortgages, settlements etc. 1783-1899


Hackleton: Green tree farm: feoffment of lands in 1757: 1800


Piddington & Horton 1776


Preston Deanery. Westhaile 1690-1789


Deeds relating to Earl of Halifax estate in Piddington, Quinton, Ashton, Roade etc. 1742


Buckinghamshire deeds 1705-1899


Eakley Manor, closes etc. in Eakley, Stoke Goldington, co. Buckingham 1705-1805


Stoke Goldington co. Buckingham


Lands purchased to augment curacy of Hartwell 1744-1829


Stoke Goldington, co. Buckingham & Lavendon, later Ravenstone. Addersey Lodge Farm, Addersey Grange Farm later Slades Farm. 1838-1899


Stoke Goldington, co. Buckingham. Black Dog Estate 1810-1867

Related material:

(There is Gunning family correspondence 1776-1819 catalogued under the references 5897-5919. Some 19thC. estate papers are catalogued under the references YZ 2225-2326. These include papers on the families Lancashire estate at Eccleston.)

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

Gunning family of Horton, Northamptonshire

Physical description: 926 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accession 1952/144

  • Montagu, George Dunk, d.1771, 2nd Earl of Halifax
  • Percival, Spencer, d. 1812, Rt Hon, Attorney General
  • Lane family of Horton, Northamptonshire
  • Montagu family, Earls of Halifax, of Horton, Northamptonshire
  • Roscommon, Ireland
  • Eltham, Kent
  • Ekeley, Buckinghamshire
  • Dublin, Ireland
Administrative / biographical background:

The Gunnings were an Irish family. Sir Robert Gunning (d.1816) was a diplomat and served as a minister in Denmark 1765-1771, in Prussia in 1771 and in Russia 1772-1775. He was rewarded with a baronetcy in 1778 and purchased the Horton estate in 1781. It had belonged to a branch of the Montagus who had held the Earldom of Halifax for two generations. The 2nd Earl of Halifax (d.1771) was a politician, serving as a Secretary of State, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and First Lord of the Admiralty. The Gunnings stayed at Horton Hall until 1888 when the 5th Baronet sold it to Pickering Phipps, the brewer. Later it was sold to George Winterbottom. The mansion was unfortunately demolished in 1936.

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