Fonds WKC - Family and Estate Papers of the Ketton-Cremer Family of Felbrigg Hall

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Family and Estate Papers of the Ketton-Cremer Family of Felbrigg Hall


  • 13th century-20th century (Creation)

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7 series

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(13th century-20th century)

Biographical history

At Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk

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These records were partly deposited by R.W. Ketton-Cremer through the Norfolk Record Society with the Norwich Central Library and the Norfolk Record Office (which inherited its archive functions) at various dates between 1954 and his death in 1969. He then bequeathed to the Norfolk Record Society, to be deposited with the Record Office, his manorial records and his non-current muniments of title of date before 1800. The remaining records were deposited in the Record Office by the National Trust between June 1972 and November 1978. Received by Norfolk Record Office on 9 October 1963 (numbered WKC 7/174/1-4), 26 August 1964 (numbered WKC 7/175/1-2), 17 July 1968 (numbered WKC 7/176), 3 July 1975 (numbered WKC 4/22-28, 5/396-418, 6/444-451 and 7/177/1-38), 6 November 1975 (numbered WKC 6/452-455 and 7/178-180), 3 July 1976 (numbered WKC 5/419-420), 16 August 1976 (numbered WKC 4/29-31, 5/1-395, 5/421-441, 6/456-479 and 7/181-193), 20 August 1976 (numbered WKC 6/480-481), 20 November 1978 (numbered WKC 7/194-197), and 21 November 1978 (numbered WKC 5/442).

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1 Title deeds: Windham estates (this includes an earlier deposit of title deeds, not all Windham, which have MS, rather than WKC references); Cremer estates.
2 Manorial records: Windham estates; Cremer estates.
3 Family settlements and conveyances affecting the whole estate: Windham family; Cremer family.
4 Legal and suit papers
5 Estate records: Windham estates: leases , accounts and general; Cremer estates: leases, general; Ketton estates: leases, general.
6 Household, Business and Personal
7 R.W. Ketton Cremer's papers relating to his historical and antiquarian researches: mainly Felbrigg MSS. Sorted by subject.

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For letter of William Lukin Windham regarding the Felbrigg estate, 1824, and two letters of William Howe Windham concerning his father's death, 1833, see MC 3409/4.

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