Catalogue description Buller family of Morval

This record is held by Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office)

Details of WH/1/3453-4678
Reference: WH/1/3453-4678
Title: Buller family of Morval

The Buller documents deposited at the County Record Office by Whitford and Sons of St. Columb form only a small part of the records of this important Cornish family. They consist of deeds, leases, estate papers and some mining records for that group of properties classified by stewards of the estate as "Shillingham Lands" - manors of Bogullas, Carva, Colensoe, Drannick, Liskeard, Lostwithiel, Marazion, Pengersick, Rosemodres, Shillingham and Trehan, Tolgus, Treganebris, Treglasta, Trewirgie, Trewolland, Trezela Mulfra, and Callington lands, Clyes lands, Creed and Grampound lands, and Shillingham scattered lands.


Manor of Bogullas (St. Just-in-Roseland, Philleigh).


Title deeds, 1898-1899


Leases, 1692-1861


Estate administration, 1796-1914


Callington lands


Leases, 1736, 1743


Estate administration, 1780


Manor of Carva (Gulval, St. Ives, Lelant, Madron, Morvah, Zennor).


Leases, 1659-1797


Estate administration, 1790-c.1800


Manor of Colensoe (Breage, St. Hilary)


Title deed, 1799


Leases, 1711-1801


Estate administration, 1840-1933


Clyes lands (Constantine, Gulval, Penzance)


Leases, 1699-1790


Creed and Grampound lands


Leases, 1706-1795


Estate administration, 1747-1853


Manor of Drannick (Gwinear, Phillack)


Leases, 1697-1806


Estate administration, 1695-1870


Manor of Liskeard


Estate administration, c. 1800


Manor of Lostwithiel


Title deed, 1823


Leases, 1698-1811


Estate administration, 1793-1797


Manor of Marazion


Leases, 1697-1808


Estate administration, 1788


Manor of Pengersick (Breage)


Leases, 1711-1799


Estate administration, 1713-1901


Manor of Rosemodres (St. Buryan, St. Erth, Gwinear, Paul, Penzance)


Leases, 1697-1810


Estate administration, 1799-1929


Manor of Shillingham and Trehan (St. Stephen-by-Saltash)


Title deeds, 1781-1845


Leases, 1699-1837


Estate administration, 1710-1857


Shillingham scattered lands (Antony, Bodmin, Botus Fleming, St. Cleer, Landulph, St. Martin-by-Looe, Menheniot, Pelynt, Stokeclimsland, Plymouth)


Leases, 1654-1803


Estate administration, 1770-1942


Manor of Tolgus (Cubert, Gwennap, Gwinear, Helston, Kenwyn, Redruth, Stithians, Truro)


Title deeds, 1883-1913


Leases, 1698-1887


Estate administration, 1768-1912


Manor of Treganebris (St. Buryan, Paul, Penzance, Sancreed)


Title deeds, 1633, 1746


Leases, 1711-1813


Estate administration, 1787-1897


Manor of Treglasta (Davidstow)


Leases, 1711, 1733


Estate administration, 1814


Manor of Trewirgie and Golden (Lamorran, Philleigh, Probus, Ruanlanihorne, Veryan)


Leases, 1699-1862


Estate administration, 1774-1844


Manor of Trewolland (Menheniot)


Lease, 1714


Estate administration, 1794


Manor of Trezela Mulfra (Germoe, Gulval, Ludgvan, Madron).


Leases, 1699-1803


Estate administration, 1695-1876


Non-manorial deeds of properties acquired by purchase, mortgage or assignment, in St. Anthony-in-Meneage, St. Columb Major, Manaccan, Philleigh


Estate administration


Rentals, 1759-1901


Estate accounts, 1677-1920


Lease and life books, 1690-1852


Manorial, 1809-1865


General and miscellaneous, 1710-1913




Court cases, appointment of attorneys, bills of costs, 1694-1823


Public Office


Shrievalty, 1823




Personal and private papers, 1789-1790






Setts (parishes of Breage, Creed, St. Erth, Germoe, St. Hilary, Gulval, Gwennap, Gwinear, Phillack, Kenwyn, Lelant, Madron, Marazion, Probus, Redruth, Sancreed), 1727-1928


Administration, 1750-1926


Whole estate


Survey book of manors and lands, 1711, 1788


Marriage settlement, James Buller and Elizabeth Gould, 1739


Common recovery, whole estate, 1765


Queries concerning Buller lands, 1907


The documents deposited by Whitfords have been arranged manor by manor, each section listing title deeds, leases and estate administration. The "Industrial records" section contains a number of setts for tin, copper and other minerals, and there are a few legal and personal papers

Related material:

Other documents relating to same properties will be found in the main Buller collection (BU) which includes also the records of the Morval and West Cornwall estates, and documents relating to many out-county properties.


A further collection of Buller papers is kept at Antony House among the archives of the Carew-Pole family. The documents were taken to Antony House in about 1890 on the death of the last of the male line of the Bullers of Morval, J. F. Buller. He left four heiresses, one of whom married W. H. Pole Carew and brought the family documents to Antony. They include records relating to the whole of the Buller estate. A catalogue of these documents is available at the County Record Office.


The three groups of Buller documents (WH., BU., CRO and the Antony documents) together provide material for a comprehensive history of the family and their extensive properties, showing the acquisition and administration of lands all over Cornwall as well as in other parts of the country.


BUCRO: records of Buller family of Morval.


Carew-Pole records at Antony House include Buller documents.


Lake's Parochial History:


vol. III p. 379, Morval (also pedigree)


vol IV p. 170, Saltash (Hals on Shillingham)

Held by: Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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