Catalogue description BARNARDISTON FAMILY ARCHIVES

This record is held by Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

Details of 613
Reference: 613
Title: BARNARDISTON FAMILY ARCHIVES
Description:

Contents (shewing arrangement of list in sections)

 

Introductory note.

 

Note: the physical arrangement of the papers

 

Key to typed list

 

List of documents

 

ESTATES

 

CLARKE ESTATES. Freckenham: Manorial

 

Evidences of title

 

Administration: general

 

Adminstration: correspondence

 

Administration: plans and surveys

 

Alderton: Manorial

 

Evidences of title

 

Further Manorial

 

Freckenham: Further miscellaneous documents

 

LITTELL ESTATES. Ryes (Lt. Henny etc. Essex) Evidences of title (Manor)

 

Evidences of title (Estate)

 

Administration: general

 

Administration: plans and surveys

 

Advowson of Lt. Henny

 

House and house management

 

Thorndon area: Manorial

 

Evidences of title

 

Plans

 

Alpheton: Manorial: Evidence of title, Miscellaneous

 

Earl Soham, Charsfield area: Evidences of title: Plans

 

General, Littell Estates:

 

LEEDS ESTATES. Staverton, Wantisden area:

 

Manorial

 

Evidences of title

 

BARNARDISTON ESTATES GENERALLY (from late 18th Century).

 

Land in Barnardiston

 

Administration: accounts

 

Administration: correspondence

 

Administration: miscellaneous

 

ESTATES, MISCELLANEOUS.

 

MISCELLANEOUS DEEDS (of property which Barnardistons did not inherit or did not keep) are contained in the "Family" section, under appropriate individual headings, on pages 67, 78, 80, 82, 91.

 

FAMILY

 

CLARKE (of Snailwell, Cambridgeshire):-

 

John (fl. 1640's)

 

Sir Samuel 1st Bt. (died 1719) m. Mary Thomson

 

Frances (1654-1718) m. Thomas Luck

 

Sir Robert, 2nd Bt. (died 1746) m. Mary Barnardiston

 

Sir Samuel, 3rd Bt. (died ?1758)

 

Sir Robert, 4th Bt. (died 1770) m. Elizabeth Littell

 

Sir Arthur, 6th and last Bt. (died 1806)

 

LEEDS (of Croxton, Cambridgeshire):-

 

Edward (17th century)

 

Edward (died 1729)

 

Edward (died 1758) m. Anne Collet

 

Collet family

 

Edward (died 1803)

 

Manor of Rushforth, deeds

 

Litigation: re.Lacy (1723-43)

 

re. Blackford (1729-1806)

 

re. Issod (1710-1776)

 

Estates (not later to Barnardistons): London Sherborne

 

BARNARDISTON:- Early documents (and some relating to Barnardistons not of the present line)

 

Thomas (died 1705) m. Mary Downing

 

Nathaniel (died 1771) m. Bethia Fowler

 

John (died 1781) m. Anne Leeds

 

Nathaniel (1755-1837) m. 1. Margaret Cooke.

 

2. Elizabeth Joanne Styles

 

re. Styles and Gawsell Families

 

re. Trusteeship under will of Joseph Leeds

 

re. Houses in London

 

Nathaniel Clarke (1799-1837) m. Sophia Eyres

 

re. Executorship of Elizabeth Arnett

 

re. Little Henny parish activities

 

Louisa Elizabeth (1828-1891) m. John Greenwood

 

Nathaniel (1832-1916) m. Lady Florence Legge

 

Sophia Mary (1836-1903) m. Sir William Parker, Bt.

 

Nathaniel Walter (1858-1919) m. Sarah Floyd Jones

 

Thomas Legge (1866-1912)

 

Geoffrey (1868-1940)

 

Ernald (1871-1944)

 

FAMILY, MISCELLANEOUS

 

Personal

 

Official

 

Barnardiston family history, pedigrees and Arms

 

Barnardiston family history, correspondence about Barnardiston family history, printed works and Mss. about

 

Barnardiston family history, about Kedington church

 

Pictures (Barnardistons and connexions)

 

Pictures (other people and places)

 

Printed works (not apparently directly personal)

 

Richard Almack's account (pamphlet, numbered 613/837) is a brief complete history of the family.

 

There is an excellent manuscript pedigree, with Arms displayed in colour (numbered 864)

 

The collection contains much of outstanding value and varied interest, but the following deserve some extra notice:-

 

1700 Suffolk Poll Book (613/767)

 

Seventeenth century letters (613/869, 613/870)

 

1588/9 Risbridge Subsidy Return (613/768)

 

Proposals against Napoleonic Invasion threat (613/19)

 

In this list the documents have been grouped under convenient headings, but many documents relate to more than one matter, person or place, so that this grouping is not intended to be completely rigid. Cross references have been included in the list, and there is also the card index on hand at the Record Office for anyone wishing to see the papers.

Date: c1280 - 1954
Arrangement:

For convenience and preservation all documents, except those of exceptional size and shape (e.g. rolled maps, pedigree, pictures in folders), have been placed in Standard record-office boxes in the same order as that in which they were taken out of the various trunks and boxes in which they arrived at the Record Office.

 

How far that arrangement was determined by the order of natural accumulation or by any previous system of sorting is not certain, but it may be of value to preserve a record of the physical relationship of each document to its neighbours in the collection. The grouping in this list has been carried out on paper only, and the documents remain in their original order. The list below shows the trunks and boxes from which the documents were taken and any marking, labelling or wrapping. The numbered labels applied to a former National Register of Archives brief list.

 

The arrangement of the papers as found on their arrival at the Record Office:-

 

(All unlabelled unless otherwise indicated).

 

1 - 37: from long cardboard box.

 

3-10: Bundle marked: "Maj. Gen. Barnardiston, 1858-1919. Letters, etc., referring to his medals and decorations. Record of service. Commission. Cert. of Baptism etc. etc. are at Middlesex Regt. Depôt, Mill Hill."

 

38-83: from studded trunk, said to have belonged to Thomas Barnardiston, who died 1704.

 

38: Labelled "1".

 

39-41: Labelled "2".

 

42-47: Labelled "3", Tenement in Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds, 1705-1728".

 

48: in a box, labelled "4"

 

49-50: Labelled "5", "Deeds of property at Ballybeg, County Tipperary".

 

52/1: Labelled "20".

 

53-58: Labelled "11".

 

59: Labelled "18".

 

60-63: Labelled "19".

 

64: Labelled "22".

 

65: Labelled "23".

 

67: Labelled "25".

 

71: Labelled "21".

 

84-310: from long trunk.

 

225-230: wrapped in a sheet of "Chelmsford Chronicle". of 3rd November, 1882.

 

285: wrapped in a sheet of "The Gazeteer and New Daily Advertiser", of 19th July, 1787.

 

286: wrapped in a sheet of "The Daily Advertiser", of 5th July, 1786.

 

311-329: from flat cardboard box.

 

330-383: from black metal box, labelled "6"; in white paint" Mr. & Mrs. Barnardiston's. Settlement Trustees."

 

330: Labelled "Box 6. No. 13".

 

331: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 4".

 

332: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 7".

 

333-343: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 8".

 

344: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 9".

 

345: note about "Box 6. Bundle 12".

 

347: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 1".

 

348-361: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 2".

 

362: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 5".

 

363: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 10".

 

364: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 11".

 

365: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 3".

 

366-383: Labelled "Box 6. Bundle 6". "Title deeds relating to Thorndon".

 

384-436: from unpainted metal box "No. 2."

 

384-387: Labelled "Box 2. Bundle.6."

 

388-393: Labelled "Box 2. Bundle 3."

 

394-410: Labelled "Box 2. Bundle 5."

 

411-434: Labelled "Box 2. Bundle 4." "Deeds necessary to prove title to Lodge Farm in Lt. Henny, Gt. Henny and Middleton purchased 1810". (411-416: Labelled "old deeds not included in the abstracts").

 

435: Labelled "Box 2. Bundle 1."

 

436: Labelled "Box 2. Bundle 7."

 

437-497: from unpainted metal box "No. 4".

 

437-444: Labelled "Box 4. Bundle 4."

 

445-447: Labelled "Box 4. Bundle 3."

 

448-467: Labelled "Box 4. Bundle 2."

 

468-474: Labelled "Box 4. Bundle 1."

 

475: Loose in box.

 

476-497: Labelled "BOX 4. Bundle 7."

 

498-569: from unpainted metal box "No. 1."

 

498: Labelled "Box 1. Bundle 5."

 

499: Labelled "Box 1. Bundle 6."

 

500: Loose in box.

 

501-502: Labelled "Box 1. Bundle 7."

 

503: Labelled "Box 1. Bundle 2."

 

504: Labelled "Box 1. Bundle 10."

 

505-545: Labelled "Box 1. Bundle 9."

 

546: Marked "Bundle 14."

 

547: Labelled "Box 1. Bundle 8."

 

548: Marked "Bundle 13. Box 1."

 

549-554: Labelled "Box 1. Bundle 3."

 

555: Marked "Box 1. Bundle 15."

 

556: Marked "No. 11."

 

557: Labelled "Box 1. Bundle 4."

 

558: Marked "Box 1. Bundle 12."

 

559-568: Labelled "Box 1. Bundle 1."

 

569: Loose in box.

 

570-602: from unpainted metal box "No. 5."

 

570; Labelled "Box 5. Bundle 1."

 

571: Labelled "Box 5. Bundle 5."

 

572-602: Labelled "Box 5. Bundle 4."

 

603-656: from unpainted metal box "No. 3."

 

603-606: Labelled "Box 3. Bundle 4."

 

607-608: Labelled "Box 3. Bundle 1." including "Box 3. Bundle 9."

 

609: Labelled "Box 3. Bundle 10."

 

610 Labelled in box.

 

611: Labelled "Box 3. Bundle 3."

 

612: Labelled "Box 3. Bundle 7."

 

613-627: Labelled "Box 3. Bundle 5."

 

628-631: Labelled "Box 3. Bundle 11."

 

632: Labelled "Box 3. Bundle 8."

 

633-653: Labelled "Box 3. Bundle 2."

 

654-656: Labelled "Box 3. Bundle 6."

 

657-676: from flat wooden box with brass handles, labelled "15."

 

657: bundle wrapped in sheet of "Bury & Norwich Post & Suffolk Herald." 16th Feb. 1864.

 

658: bundle wrapped in sheet of "Morning Chronicle." 11th Sept. 1855.

 

659: unlabelled

 

660: bundle wrapped in sheet of "Chelmsford Chronicle." 15th Dec.1876.

 

661: bundle wrapped in sheet of "Chelmsford Chronicle." 11th Nov.1870.

 

662: unlabelled

 

663: bundle wrapped in sheet of "Chelmsford Chronicle." 9th Nov.1877. and "The Chronicle." 10th Aug. 1883.

 

664: unlabelled

 

665-672: bundle wrapped in sheet of "Chelmsford Chronicle." 19th Oct.1877.

 

673: bundle wrapped in sheet of "Suffolk & Essex Free Press." 23rd Dec. 1869.

 

674-676: unlabelled

 

677-689: from flat wooden box, labelled "17." and marked "N. C. Barnardiston, Esq., The Ryes Lodge, Little Henny. Booked Oct. 5th, by Comet Coach 1/4."

 

690: in round leather covered box.

 

691: in round leather covered box (some old worm holes in it).

 

692: Labelled "Packet 7. Bundle 1."

 

693: Labelled "Packet 7. Bundle 2."

 

694: Labelled "Packet 7. Bundle 3."

 

695-702: Labelled "Packet No. 10."

 

703-708: Labelled "Packet No. 8."

 

703: Labelled "Packet 8. Bundle 1."

 

704: Labelled "Packet 8. Bundle 2."

 

705: Labelled "Packet 8. Bundle 4."

 

706: Labelled "Packet 8. Bundle 5."

 

707: an envelope marked "Lease of parish room. Bundle 8". the contents of which, according to list, were removed 4th March, 1945).

 

709-772: from wooden box with iron handles.

 

709: Labelled "12."

 

710: Labelled "34."

 

723: Labelled "9."

 

724: Labelled "35."

 

773-815: from tea-chest.

 

775: in box as described on Page 88.

 

777-781: Labelled "14."

 

782-800: Labelled "13."

 

816-863: from three large folded covers of stiff boards.

 

864: in metal cylinder, labelled "6."

 

865: Labelled "36."

 

866: Unlabelled.

 

867: Labelled "33." "Thorndon Hill Farm."

 

868: Labelled "Oak Hill Farm, 31."

 

869: 870 Loose, Framed.

 

871-970: from small ornamented metal-covered box.

Held by: Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Barnardiston family of The Ryes, Essex

Physical description: 26 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

(Ac. No. 613)

Subjects:
  • Clarke family, baronets, of Snailwell, Cambridgeshire
  • Leeds family, baronets, of Croxton Park, Cambridgeshire
Unpublished finding aids:

All names and places in this list have been indexed (on cards) at the Record Office, and a subject index will be completed as soon as possible.

Administrative / biographical background:

The Kedington and Brightwell lines of Baronets of the Barnardiston family died out in the eighteenth Century, and few documents relating to them are to be found in this set of papers (but see 613/873-49 and 613/864-929 to the end).

 

These papers relate mainly to the present line of the family, whose head to-day would be a Baronet if the patent of 1611 had not been stayed (see document 613/869) Nathaniel Barnardinton of this line (1755-1837) was at one time the sole living male of his house. He settled at the Ryes, Little Henny, in about 1807.

 

This (Ryes) estate formed part of the Littell estates which passed to the Clarkes of Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, from whom it passed in turn to Barnardistons (when the last Clarke Baronet died in 1806). Nathaniel Barnardiston's mother was a Leeds. Thus the later Barnardiston estates included nothing at Kedington (see document 613/794) but were made up principally of these Clarke, Littell and Leeds inheritances. In fact a considerable part of these papers relates to those families.

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