Fonds GIL - Gillingham Estate

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GIL

Title

Gillingham Estate

Date(s)

  • 12th century-1855 (Creation)

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Fonds

Extent and medium

703 pieces

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(c 1543-1624)

Biographical history

Third child of Sir Nicholas Bacon and his wife Jane. Younger brother of Sir Nathaniel Bacon.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on the 30 May 1985 (MS 33209).

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Scope and content

The Gillingham Estate was acquired from the Everard family by Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Bart, of Redgrave about 1611. The present house dates from this time. The estate then went via Sir Nicholas' younger son Nicholas to the Bacon baronets of Gillingham from whom it passed by marriage in 1685 to the Bacon baronets of Mildenhall. Further marriages brought it to the Schutz family in 1755 and then through the Beresfords, Edens, Kenyons and Todhunters to the present owners. Other Bacon marriages account for the presence of records of the Butts, Weston, Rous and Crane families.

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Accruals

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Medieval deeds, Norfolk
Post-medieval deeds, Norfolk
Suffolk deeds
Essex deeds
Worcestershire deeds
Estate and legal
Manorial
Family and personal (including Weston, Rous and Crane)
Miscellaneous

Number not used- GIL 2/9

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f4a47f68-4ada-4999-bee8-2ae37c3123ea

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Catalogued

Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 20/07/2004 by Droip. Modified 26/02/2019 by Droab.

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