Fonds MC 2494 - Holkham Hall Household Account

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MC 2494

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Holkham Hall Household Account

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  • 1655 (Creation)

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1 gathering

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(13th century-21st century)

Biographical history

The family owned land in Norfolk from the 13th century. Sir Edward Coke (1549-1633), Lord Chief Justice, added to the Norfolk estates, inherited Suffolk property and purchased estates in Bucks., Dorset, London, Oxon. and Somerset. The family also acquired property in Derbyshire and Lancashire through marriages of Sir Edward Coke's sons. Non-Norfolk estates were sold c 1750-1820. The family seat is at Holkham Hall, Holkham.

Archival history

Unknown, but associated with manuscripts of Augustus Jessopp; (1823-1914); historian, either before or after its acquisition.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the manuscripts department of Norwich Public Libraries, predecessor to the Norfolk Record Office, at an unknown date before 1955. List completed on 5 July 2007 (SM).

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Lacks heading or title, and may originally have been a section of a larger account. Identified with certainty as relating to Holkham by Christine Hiskey, archivist at Holkham Hall, from the names of Edmund Wise, steward, and other servants.

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