- BR 149
- nd [c 1792]-1824
Benjamin Chittock; fl 1800; farmer; Garboldisham, Norfolk
Benjamin Chittock; fl 1800; farmer; Garboldisham, Norfolk
Farm ledgers and cash books.
Culley family; 1817-1861; farmers; Costessey, Norfolk
Customer ledger, with, enclosed, two monochrome photo prints of Peter Hall and his wife, Georgina
Peter Hall; 1861-1948; Itteringham, Norfolk
W. Sheldrake, egg, poultry and fruit dealer, of Alburgh, to Mr C. Leathes, 1906
John Bristow, plumber and glazier, painter, house decorator, and paperhanger, of Smallburgh, to Thomas Mack Esq, of the Tunstead Hall estate, 1910 [this bill names some of the occupants of the estate cottages].
W. Sheldrake; fl 1906; egg, poultry, and fruit dealer; Alburgh, Norfolk
Reference from the United Scottish Herring Drifter Insurance Company, for employment as a clerk, 1922
Apprenticeship deed to Boning Bros of 3 King Street, Gt Yarmouth, 1923
Educational reference from Edward Worlledge Central School, 1935
Employee reference from Bonings, 1935
Rejection letter from Webb and Company of Regent Street, London, 1952
Edward Gordon Masterson; fl 1922-1952; draper; Great Yarmouth
Financial records only.
Hope Bros Ltd; ? 1933-? 1951; outfitters; Norwich, Norfolk
Minutes of meetings and committees, programmes, poetry anthologies, prose anthologies, accounts ledgers and newsletters
Norwich Writers' Circle; 1943-; Writing Group; Norwich, Norfolk
Sketchbooks, architectural records and antiquarian notes for lectures etc.
Stanley John Wearing; 1881-1960; architect; Wiltshire, Norwich, Norfolk
Hanbury Williams; fl 1898-1899; auctioneer
Richard Grand signs as having received payment in one entry: the address is nowhere given but major customers include Mr Priest (incumbent at Reepham) and William Bircham of the Reepham beer-brewing family. A Richard Grand appears as owner in the 1801 Hackford land tax (the ealiest that survives). A Thomas Grand is listed as a blacksmith at Reepham in the 1845 Directory.
Richard Grand; fl 1780-1784; blacksmith; Hackford, Norfolk
Youngs, Crawshay and Youngs; ?-1958; brewers and wine and spirit merchant; Norwich, Norfolk
Corpusty Mill; 1921-1922
The Aylsham collection consists of the papers of Adey, Repton and Scott, Aylsham solicitors, and their clients. The greater part of the collection was acquired between 1969 and 1977, with a number of smaller subsequent acquisitions. This catalogue replaces the original catalogue in which items were numbered and listed in the order in which they were acquired. These original numbers have been retained, but have been re-arranged in this catalogue to bring together the records of the most important clients.
The firm's own records have been reassembled, as have the private papers of the various partners: those of William Repton (died 1858) contain material relating to his brother Humphry Repton (1752-1818), the landscape gardener.
The largest sections within the collection derive from the major clients of William Repton, namely Robert Lee Doughty (1749-1817) of Hanworth, William Windham (1750-1810) of Felbrigg, Thomas, 6th Viscount Ranelagh (1763-1820) and his heirs, the Harbord family of Gunton, barons Suffield, and the Anson family who purchased some of the estates of the Paston family, earls of Yarmouth. Each client deposited significant numbers of title deeds and legal papers, which have been augmented, in most cases, by solicitors' correspondence, and papers of Repton and his successors acting as agents for the estates. They contain few personal papers, with the exception of the Doughty papers: these include the papers of Robert Doughty (c 1616-1670) of Hanworth, justice of the peace, those of his maternal grandfather, John Browne of Poringland, and great-uncle Thomas Browne, secretary to the bishop of Norwich, and of the Brownes' cousin, Sir Arthur Heveningham (c 1546-1630), all of which are a rich source for the study of local government in Norfolk.
Where possible, records of minor clients have also been grouped together, and there is a section for wills and testamentary papers. The collection also reflects the activities of the solicitors in local elections, as trustees for charities, as stewards of manors, and their involvement in numerous enclosures.
There are also sections for miscellaneous deeds relating to freehold and copyhold property. These reflect the firm's conveyancing activities, mainly in north Norfolk, but also contain small groups of early title deeds which may belong with the papers of the major clients, but which have been impossible to place, as several of Repton's clients held land in the same parishes and manors.
The catalogue is structured as follows:
Records of Adey, Repton and Scott, solicitors of Aylsham
Papers of the Repton family, some relating to Humphry Repton, the landscape gardener (1752-1818)
Private papers of William Henry Scott, solicitor of Aylsham
Business and private papers of H.J. Gidney, solicitor of Aylsham, and other members of the Gidney family, ironmongers of East Dereham
Heveningham, Browne and Doughty papers
Papers of the Windham family of Felbrigg
Miscellaneous papers of the Heveningham, Browne, Doughty, and Windham families
Miscellaneous deeds and papers of the Paston family, earls of Yarmouth, mainly relating to their estates at Oxnead, etc., which were subsequently purchased by the Anson family
Miscellaneous deeds and papers of the Anson family, mainly relating to their estates at Oxnead, Buxton, Skeyton, etc.
The St Faiths estate
Papers relating to estates of the Harbord family, barons Suffield, at Gunton, Roughton, etc.
Deeds and papers relating to the estates of the Walpole family, earls of Orford
Papers relating to estates of Flower and Gay families in West Beckham, Thurgarton, Southrepps, Aldborough, etc.
Bundles of papers relating to families and individuals, in alphabetical order
Wills and testamentary papers
Records of businesses, apprenticeships, bankruptcy, etc.
Papers relating to local government, poor law, utilities, etc.
Papers relating to parliamentary and local elections
Papers relating to roads and railways in north Norfolk
Papers relating to various charities
Papers relating to enclosures
Papers relating to tithes, advowsons, glebes, etc.
Sale particulars, property in North Norfolk
Small groups of title deeds, mainly to freehold property
Miscellaneous maps and plans
Miscellaneous legal papers
Adey, Repton and Scott; 1773-1881; solicitors; Aylsham, Norfolk
Farming records and other miscellaneous items including newspapers.
R. H. Fox; fl 1940; farmer; Antingham, Norfolk
Apart from these solicitors' records, the Bradfer-Lawrence collection contains copies of correspondence of Whincop and Lane of King's Lynn with clients in the 1820s-50s [see particularly BL/EV and BL/HA] and many runs of deeds, all of which were acquired from Archer & Archer in the early 20th century.
Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence; 1887-1965; antiquary; King's Lynn, Norfolk