Sub-fonds BL/MA - Manorial Records

Reference code

BL/MA

Title

Manorial Records

Date(s)

  • 13th century-20th century (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4 boxes, 27 papers, 74 folios, 24 envelopes, 6 files, 49 bundles, 61 volumes, 34 folders, 69 rolls, 9 gatherings, 24 parchments

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Scope and content

This section contains all the manorial records in the Bradfer-Lawrence collection apart from those for the manor of Stradsett which are to be found in BL/CS 6, with some miscellaneous items for Gaywood, Grimston and West Walton. The two largest sections in BL/MA are for the records of the manors of Gaywood and Islington, both of which belonged to the Bagge family of Gaywood for whom H.L. Bradfer-Lawrence was land agent. Most of those in BL/MA 60-67 belonged to the Townshends of Raynham and are related to items in BL/T 13, all of which were presumably purchased when much of the Townshend archive was dispersed. The few items for Castle Rising in BL/MA 57 may have been acquired by Bradfer-Lawrence in his capacity as steward.
The other manorial records belonged to a variety of families, and were acquired from local solicitors, booksellers, and by gift. Where provenance is known, this is stated.

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