Fonds MC 3 - Lothian of Blickling (Additional)

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Reference code

MC 3

Title

Lothian of Blickling (Additional)

Date(s)

  • 1146-1952 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1004 pieces

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Name of creator

(1611-1793)

Biographical history

Earl of Buckinghamshire from 1746. John Hobart, the second Earl, ambassador to Russia and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, died in 1793 and the estate then passed to his daughter Caroline who married William Assheton, 2nd Lord Suffield (d 1821), and on her death in 1850 it came to her great-nephew William, 8th Marquess of Lothian, who died in 1870. The Blickling estate remained in the family until the death of Philip Henry, 11th Marquess of Lothian, in 1940 who left Blickling Hall and its contents to the National Trust.

Name of creator

(1850-1940)

Biographical history

John Hobart, the second Earl, ambassador to Russia and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, died in 1793 and the estate then passed to his daughter Caroline who married William Assheton, 2nd Lord Suffield (d 1821), and on her death in 1850 it came to her great-nephew William Kerr, 8th Marquess of Lothian, who died in 1870. The Blickling estate remained in the family until the death of Philip Henry Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian, in 1940 who left Blickling Hall and its contents to the National Trust.

Archival history

The presence among these papers of Buckinghamshire (Hobart), Suffield, Londonderry (Castlereagh), and Lothian material is a consequence of the death of John Hobard, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, in 1793 without heirs male. His first daughter Harriet married William, 6th Marquess of Lothian, to whose issue the Blickling estate ultimately descended. His second daughter Caroline married William, 2nd Baron Suffield, and the Blickling estate remained in her hands until her death in 1850. His fourth daughter Amelia Anne (Emily) married Robert, Lord Castlereagh, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry, the statesman.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 20 August 1976 (MS 21579 numbered MC 3/1-100, 229-337), 28 January 1977 (MS 21579 numbered MC 3/338-363), 1 March 1977 (MS 21579 numbered MC 3/364), 21 November 1978 (numbered MC 3/364A-365), 5 November 1980 (MS 21579 numbered MC 3/366-405), 5 November 1981 (MS 21715 numbered MC 3/406-648), 20 August 1976 (MS 21579), 5 November 1981 (MS 21715 numbered MC 3/101-228 and 649-839), 22 July 1982 (MS 21732 numbered MC 3/840-844), 8 September 1992 (numbered MC 3/845-861), and 14 March 1988 (MS 33231 numbered MC 3/862-981). Items in box 517X1 were found unnumbered during stocktaking and subsequently numbered MC 3/982-1004; probably part of either MS 21579 or MS 21715 or both.

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Scope and content

Title deeds, Estate and household, Family, Blickling Library and Miscellaneous papers. No manorial records.

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Related units of description

See also MC 184.

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Alternative identifier(s)

CALM RefNo

MC0003

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Description identifier

d5f962ac-38af-4b0c-a45b-c83137f54c9e

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Catalogued

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 28/10/2004 by Droip. Modified 14/08/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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