Fonds BEA - Family and Estate Papers of the Beauchamp-Proctor (later Proctor-Beauchamp) family, Baronets, of Langley

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Family and Estate Papers of the Beauchamp-Proctor (later Proctor-Beauchamp) family, Baronets, of Langley

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  • 1296-1929 (Creation)

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(1296-1929)

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Sir William Beauchamp assumed the surname of Proctor in 1744-1745 in compliance with the will of his uncle George Proctor, from whom he inherited the Langley estate. In 1852 Sir Thomas William Brograve Beauchamp-Proctor substituted the surname of Proctor-Beauchamp for Beauchamp-Proctor.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office in December 1974 (NRS 27307).

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Title Deeds: Norfolk
Title Deeds: Norfolk and Suffolk
Title Deeds: London
Family and Personal
Estate
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Number not used: BEA 94

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Beauchamp-Proctor documents found in Langley Hall and lent by the Headmaster of Langley School to the Norfolk Record Office for microfilming in March 1975.

The microfilm reference is MF/RO 117/6.

Beauchamp-Proctor Family and Norfolk Estate

1. Rental and estate account, covering also the Brettenham and Thetford property, and including payments for household expenses, 1745 (1 gathering)
2. Valuation of Langley Abbey Farm, naming fields and showing crops. H.A. Biedermann surveyor, 1783 (1 paper)
3. Agreement for purchase by Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor from William Hayward of capital messuage, lands, marshes with mill or engine, public house called the Chequer with staithe, boat dyke, malthouse etc., and cottage, in Hardley and Chedgrave, 1796 (1 paper)
4. Map (fragment) showing Langley and Chedgrave Fields, nd [late 18th century]. Refilmed as nos. 99-100 (1 paper)
5. Outpayments account [? of Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor], 1809-1814 (1 booklet)
6. Lease for 12 years from Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor to Robert Newman, jun., of farm cont. 215a. 1r. 39p. in Thurton, Bergh Apton and Langley, 1819 (1 parchment)
7. List (mutilated) of persons claiming right to feed on Lang Marsh Common in Langley, with value of their occupations, nd [time of Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor]
8. Valuation of lands of Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor in occupation of Mr Browne of Hassingham and of glebe and tithes of Buckenham and Hassingham. Naming pieces, crops, and quality of land, nd (1 paper)
9. Lease for 11 years from Sir William Beauchamp Proctor to John Green, jun., of farm cont. 296a. in Buckenham, 1829 (1 paper)
10. Draft letter from Sir William Beauchamp Proctor to Charles George Parker, Springfield, re settlements affecting the Brettenham estate, 1829 (1 paper)
11. Schedule of deeds from 1649 of the Brettenham and Rushford estate, 1829
12. Letter from William Utting, Thurton, to Sir William Beauchamp Proctor re purchase of Batchelder's estate, 1829 (1 paper)
13. Valuation of Ben. Shreeve's estate, naming pieces and crops, nd (1 paper)
14. Rough rental, Langley, nd [late 19th century] (1 paper)
15-16. Summary of estate account, 1851 (2 papers)
17. Account of cheques drawn on Gurney & Co., 1851-1856 (1 booklet)
18-19. Fragment of [? steward's] account, 1860 (2 papers)

Brograve Family and Suffolk Estate

20-29. Manor of Creeting St. Peter alias West Creeting, court papers, 1735-1796 and nd, and rental, 1710 (10 papers)
30. Lease for five years from William Acton Esq., guardian of Isabella daughter of John Fernly, gent., deceased to John Lyng, of Creeting Hall, 1733 (1 parchment)
31. Deed to lead uses of Final Concord, between William Glover, Esq., and wife Isabella and John Parsons, gent., re the manor of Creeting St Peter, the advowson of the same and Creeting Hall, 1738 (1 parchment)
32. Copy Will of William Glover of Frostenden, dated and proved 1742 (1 file)
33. Abstract of Title of John Daniel, Esq., to West Creeting Hall, 1710-1758 (1 paper)
34. Conveyance (incomplete) to uses by John Daniel and wife Isabella of estate in Creeting St Peter, Frostenden and Benacre, nd [c 1758] (1 parchment)
35. Final Concord between Robert Adred gent. and John Daniel, Esq., and wife Isabella re manor of Creeting St. Peter otherwise West Creeting, site of said manor, land, alder etc., free fishing in the water of Creeting St. Peter, advowson of same, and lands in Creeting, Frostenden and Benacre, 1758 (1 parchment)
36. Part of petition to the Chancellor of John Daniel, Esq., of Frostenden and wife Isabella and Thomas Brograve gent. re manor of West Creeting bequeathed by Isabella's former husband William Glover, 1761 (1 paper)
37. Draft Release from John and Isabella Daniel to Thomas Brograve of the manor of Creeting St Peter alias West Creeting, the site of the manor, free fishing, Creeting Hall, and lands (described), 1761 (1 file)
38. Letter from Robert Johnson to Thomas Brograve re sale of stocks, 1759 (1 paper)
39-55. Letters from William Walton of Creeting and John Josselyn of Stowmarket and original and draft replies by Brograve re the Creeting estate, letting towing paths, and damage caused by the Navigation. Inc. also letter from Philip Riches, Old Newton, to Brograve. 1787-1797 (17 papers)
56. West Creeting Hall Farm, valuation naming pieces and crops, with letter from John Josselyn jun. of Belstead surveyor to Thomas Brograve, 1806 (1 paper)
57. Lease for 14 years from Ann Brograve spinster to Thomas Sorrell of Stump Croft in Springfield, used as a nursery garden, 1817 (1 parchment)

Further documents lent for microfilming by the Headmaster of Langley School in April 1975.

The microfilm reference is Norfolk Record Office, MF/RO 120/7.

Beauchamp Proctor Family and Norfolk Estate

58-59. Rough extents of unnamed farms, 18th century-19th century (2 papers)
60. Analysis of estate of Sir T. Beauchamp Proctor in Hardley and Heckingham and certain lands in Langley and Chedgrave showing totals of arable and pasture let out in old and new occupations, 1810 (1 paper)
61. Valuation of farm at Langley and Hardley, nd [after 1828] (1 paper)
62. Agreement by Thomas White Holmes to hire house, garden and paddocks in Chedgrave, 1838 (1 paper)
63-68. Audit papers, 1850-1852 (6 papers)
69-70. Two pages from housekeeping account, 1856 (2 papers)
71. Rough extent of Abbey Farm, nd [19th century] (1 paper)
72. 'Mr Pratt's remarks on the state of Mr Whaites Farm', nd [19th century] (1 paper)
73-74. Pages 55-56 of analysis showing rental, corn average, and tax on the estate, nd [19th century] (2 papers)
75. Page from estate account, nd [19th century] (1 paper)
76-78. Accounts of cheques drawn 1825-1829, 1849-1851, 1855 (2 booklets, 1 paper)
79-80. Lease agreements and drafts on printed forms. Unfit for production and faded; two samples only microfilmed. The post-1852 agreements state that 'in consequence of the alteration that has lately taken place in the Value of Corn and Stock by the system of Free Trade' Sir William Beauchamp Proctor had 'determined for the mutual protection of himself and his Tenants, to let his Farms at Rent to be varied according to the average Price of a Coomb of Wheat and a Coomb of Barley in any one year.' 14 Oct. 1828. To Thomas Burton farmer. Farmhouse etc. with arable, pasture and marsh in Langley and adjoining towns cont. 432a. and tithes on lands in Langley only. 12 years from 11 Oct. last. 31 Dec. 1829. To John Garnham farmer. Messuage etc. and arable, meadow and pasture in Thurton, Carleton, and Langley cont. 124a. and tithes on lands in Thurton and Langley. 12 years from 11 Oct. 1828. Rent £146 31 Dec. 1829. To Abraham Ling farmer. Messuage etc. with arable, meadow, marsh and pasture in Thurton, Chedgrave, and Hardley cont. 84a. and tithes on lands in Thurton. 12 years from 11 Oct. 1828. Rent £126. 31 Dec. 1829. To Samuel Goddard farmer. Farmhouse etc. with arable, meadow, pasture, and marsh in Hardley and Chedgrave cont. 286a. 11 years from 11 Oct. 1829. Rent £300. 31 Dec. 1829. To Thomas Atkins farmer. Farmhouse, messuage new cottages called the old farmhouse near the Staithe in Hardley, barns, etc., arable, meadow, and marsh, in Hardley and Chedgrave cont. 258a. 12 years from 11 Oct. 1828. Rent £330. 31 Dec. 1829. To William Waters farmer. Farmhouse, cottages etc., arable, meadow, and marsh in Hassingham, Buckenham, Cantley and Burlingham cont. with land added thereto lately purchased by Sir William Beauchamp Proctor 400a. 11 years from 11 Oct. 1829. Rent £500. 31 Dec. 1829. To Edward Whaites gent. Langley Abbey with barns, stables etc. and arable, meadow, pasture and marsh in Langley and Carleton cont. 420a. and tithes on lands in Langley only. 12 years from 11 Oct. 1828. Rent £530. 31 Dec. 1829. To Benjamin Waters farmer. Farmhouse, cottages etc. in Buckenham, Strumpshaw, and Hassingham cont. 282a. 12 years from 11 Oct. 1828. Rent £250. [Blank] 1829. To Thomas Burton jun. farmer. Messuage with cottage etc. and arable, meadow, marsh, and pasture in Langley, Carleton and Chedgrave cont. 430a. and tithes on lands in Carleton and Chedgrave. 12 years from 11 Oct. 1828. Rent £552. 31 Dec. 1831. To Peter Spence. Farmhouse etc., arable, meadow, and marsh in Langley, Hardley, and Chedgrave cont. 129a. and tithes on lands in Langley only. 9 years from 11 Oct. 1831. Rent £160. [Blank] 1831. To John Palmer farmer. Messuage etc. with arable, meadow, pasture and marsh cont. [blank] and cottages, in Brettenham. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1830. Rent £725. 28 Oct. 1833. To Susan Newman widow. Capital messuage with barn etc. and arable, meadow, pasture and marsh in Thurton, Langley, and Bergh Apton and tithe on lands in Thurton and Langley. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1833. Rent £365. [Blank]. To Thomas Burton jun. Messuage with barns etc. and arable, meadow, marsh and pasture in Thurton, Bergh Apton and Langley, cont. 2[ ]a. Term and rent not stated. 25 March 1840. To Susanna Newman. Farmhouse and lands in Thurton, Bergh Apton and Langley. One year from 11 Oct. 1840. Rent £375. 11 Oct. 1847. To Robert Spence farmer. Messuage, barn etc. and arable, meadow, marsh and pasture in Langley and Hardley cont. 192a. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1847. Rent £252. [Blank] 1848. To Edward Goddard farmer. Messuage, barns etc. and arable, meadow, marsh and pasture in Hardley cont. 395a. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1847. Rent £455.15s. 29 March 1852. To Thomas Burton jun. Messuage, barns etc. and lands in Thurton, Langley, and Bergh Apton, cont. 263a. with tithe rent charge on lands in Thurton and Langley. One year from 11 Oct. 1851, then yearly. Rent £363 29 March 1852. To Robert Spence. Messuage, barn etc. and lands in Langley and Hardley cont. 196a. with tithe rent charge on lands in Langley. One year from 11 Oct. 1851 then yearly. Rent £266. 29 March 1852. To John Johnson. Messuage, barn etc. and lands in Carleton cont. 196a. One year from 11 Oct. 1851 then yearly. Rent £232. 7s. 29 March 1852. To Everard Goddard. Messuage with barn etc. in Hardley with lands etc. cont. 403a. One year from 11 Oct. [illegible], then yearly. Rent £456 29 March 1852. To John Green. Messuage etc. and land in [?Buckenham]. One year from 11 Oct. 1851, then yearly. Rent £3[?90] 29 March 1852. To James Manthorpe. Messuage, barn etc. and land in [?Hardley]. One year from 11 Oct. 1851, then yearly. Rent £250 29 March 1852. To Edward Whaites. Messuage, barn etc. and lands in Langley and Carleton with tithe rent charge on lands in Langley, cont. 392a. One year from 11 Oct. 1851 then yearly. Rent £600 29 March 1852. To E. Hylton [Francis Perkins cancelled]. Messuage, barns etc. and lands in Carleton and Langley cont. 346a. One year from [blank], then yearly. Rent £391.11s. 17 June 1852. To Mrs. Garnham. Messuage, barn etc. and lands [?in Thurton]. One year from 11 Oct. [blank], then yearly. Rent £[ ]65 6 May 1854. To Thomas Burton sen. Messuage, barn etc. and lands in Langley, Chedgrave and Carleton cont. 451a. with tithe rent charge on lands in Langley. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1854. Rent £658. 8 May 1854. To Edward Goddard. Messuage, barn etc. and lands in Hardley cont. 403s. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1854. Rent £416.6s.6d. 9 May 1854. To Robert Spence. Messuage, barn etc. and lands in Langley and Hardley cont. 196a., with tithe rent charge on lands in Langley. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1854. Rent £248.9s. 10 May 1854. To Stephen Copley. Messuage, barn etc. and lands in Thurton, Carleton and Langley cont. 201a. with tithe rent charge on lands in Langley. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1854. Rent £267.4s. 12 May 1854. To Edward Cross. Messuage, barns etc. and lands in Hardley cont. 290a. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1854. Rent £345.4s. 12 May 1854. To Thomas Burton jun. Messuage, barns etc. and lands in Thurton, Langley and Bergh Apton cont. 263a. and tithe rent charge on lands in Thurton and Langley. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1854. Rent £347.3s.6d. 13 May 1854. To William Goddard. Messuage, barn etc. and lands in Hardley and Chedgrave cont. 265a. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1854. Rent £301.11s. 13 May 1854. To William Carver. Messuage, barn etc. and lands [?in Hardley]. From 11 Oct. [ ]. Rent £234. 15 May 1854. To James Manthorpe. Messuage, barn etc. and lands [?in Hardley]. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1854. Rent £190.2s. 15 May, 1854. To Frederic Lodge. Messuage, barns etc. and lands in Thurton, Chedgrave and Hardley cont. 108a. with tithe rent charge on lands in Thurton. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1854. Rent £159.4s. 9 [ ] 1854. To James Spence. Messuage, barns etc. and lands in Langley, Hardley and Chedgrave cont. 168a. with tithe rent charge on lands in Langley. 8 years from 11 Oct. 1854. Rent £234.6s. 27 March 1855. To Richard Branch. Messuage, barn etc. and lands in Carleton cont. 196a. 7 years from 11 Oct. 1855. Rent £224.14s.8d.

Brograve Family and Suffolk Estate

81. Draft letter from Thomas Brograve to Mr. Walton re Stowmarket Navigation and towpaths, 1793 (1 paper)
82. Declaration by Orkell Ray, Joshua Grigby jun. and Thomas Rout that land taken from the Barkinghall Estate now on the Creting side of the river should belong to Thomas Brogrove, 1794 (1 paper)
83-86. Letters from John Josselyn jun. to Thomas Brograve on estate matters, 1806 (4 papers)
87. Note re letting West Creeting Hall Farm, 1806 (1 paper)

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88-93. Map (incomplete: six detached sheets) showing parts of Langley inc. hall, park, and garden layout, Carleton and Hardley. Roads, pieces and marshes named. With drawings of Langley lodge gates, Carleton, Langley and Hardley churches, and Hardley Hall, nd [mid 18th century] (6 plans)
94-95. Lower (i.e. northern) section comprising two detached sheets showing Langley Street and part of Carleton. Naming pieces, marshes etc. and with rough drawings of buildings. [John Miller surveyor], nd [mid 18th century] (2 plans)
96-98. Map, in fragments but almost complete, of the parish of Hardley. Making landowners and commons. Tables of arable lands, marshes etc. showing occupiers. William Sayer surveyor, 1798 (plan in 3 pieces)
99-100. Fragments of map showing Loddon Beck and Chedgrave and Langley Fields. Signed by Thomas Burton, nd [early 19th century]. Part previously filmed as no. 4. (2 papers)
101. Sale plan (incomplete) of estate of E.F. Walker at Hassingham, 1891. (1 plan)
102. Plan and elevations of gatehouse at Langley, nd [mid 18th century] (1 plan)
103-104. Plan and elevation of original gates and lodges to Langley Park, nd [mid 18th century] (2 plans)
105. Note by J. Farrant re condition of stables and adjacent buildings, nd [after 1827] (1 paper)
106-115. Plan and tracings for new roof to Langley Hall and alterations to NW Tower and Eastern Towers. E. Boardman architect, Norwich, 1867 and nd (10 plans)
116. Tracing showing alterations to gatehouse, nd [19th century] (1 plan)
116 (number used twice). Tracing showing plan of gasworks (1 plan)
117. Plan of proposed conservatory for Sir Thomas Beauchamp by John Weeks & Co., horticultural builders, Chelsea, nd [late 19th century] (1 plan)
118. Plan showing drives and terrace near the Hall, nd [late 19th century] (1 paper)
119-120. Drawings for new door to table tennis room at Langley School. Fletcher Watson and Partners architects, 1959 (2 plans)
121-130. Plans and elevations for estate cottages with Tudor trim. One by Robert Bond of Ipswich, Langley and London, and others for Helsmere Cottages, Langley, Thurton Cottages, Broom Cottages, Langley. Undated but of various 19th century dates. With same, printed architectural drawings for labourers' cottages issued by the Inclosure Office, 1872, and the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes (10 plans)
131. Plan for alterations for farm buildings inc. 'horse works', nd [19th century] (1 plan)
132. Tracing showing [? water tank], nd [19th century] (1 plan)
133. Elevations of new stables 'for the Grosvenor Arms', 1892 (1 plan)
134. Plan and elevation of greenhouses, nd [late 19th century] (1 plan)
135. Unidentified and undated tracing showing [? garden layout] (1 plan)

136. Settlement after marriage between William son of Robert Glover Esq. and Isabella formerly Fernley wife of said Robert re manor of Frostenden, advowson of same, and messuages etc. (listed) in Frostenden and Benacre, Suffolk, 1738 (1 parchment)
137. Counterpart of no. 35. (1 parchment)

Further documents lent for microfilming by Langley School in 1975.

The microfilm reference is MF/RO 124/9

138. Particular by John Southgate of Richard Berney's estates in Langley, Chedgrave, Carleton, Buckenham and Hassingham, 1737. Describing improvements and estate buildings and mentioning 'the New built Mansion House and Gardens which cost at least five or six thousand pounds I value the House as Materials to be pulled down and Sold off the premises as in fact it appears to me of no more worth' (1 gathering)
139. Plan of the library at Langley, locating portraits. Part illegible. nd [18th century] (1 card)

Further documents lent for microfilming by Langley School in 1979. The microfilm reference is MF/RO 205/2.

140. Map of Langley Park, showing intended alterations for Sir William Beauchamp Proctor, by L[ancelot] B[rown] ['Capability' Brown]. With dotted lines showing existing formal park layout, 1765 (1 plan)
141. Langley Estate map book, for Sir Thomas Proctor Beauchamp, 1864, with schedules naming tenants and pieces and stating acreages. The maps extend into Langley, Chedgrave, Thurton, Carleton St Peter, Hardley, Loddon, Bergh Apton, Buckenham, Strumpshaw, Hassingham, Cantley, Lingwood, and South Burlingham. Inserts include account for building marsh or river walls, 1883, and Thurton farm letting agreement, 1884 (1 volume)

Purchased by the Norfolk Record Office on the 9 July 1976 (formerly the property of Revd Sir Ivor Proctor-Beauchamp):

For a Quarter book of accounts between the Langley Estate agent Thomas Burton and Sir William Beauchamp Proctor, 1857-1860, see MC 1322/1, 809X5.

For Receipt and expenditure accounts of Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, Langley Hall Estate, 1814-1834, see MC 1708/1, 821X8.

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