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Alexander Campbell Yorke: Fowlmere Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6586-6587
Scope and Contents

Histroical notes on the parish of Fowlmere.

Dates: 1900-1921
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Anglesey manor, Cambridgeshire: Indenture of bargain and sale

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3401
Scope and Contents

Sale by John Eldred, John Verdon, both of London, and Zachariah Blackstock of Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, to Thomas Wale, merchant of London, and to Thomas Hall, merchant tailor of London. The purchase price is £250. Other lands are excepted. Signed by vendors. Tags, seal wanting. Endorsed with note of enrollment on close roll. Marked in ink, 'no. 33', and in pencil, '222'.

Dates: Dec. 1615
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Barnwell, Cambridgeshire: Terrier

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6919
Scope and Contents

84 folios. The entries are annotated to show the owners of tithes, with further notes on tithes at the end of the volume. There is an alphabetical index to furlongs and named holdings on pages 98-99 and 104-110. There are notes identifying some of the holdings and roads mentioned on pages 100-103. Pages 63a, 97, 111-112, and the end-papers are blank.

Dates: 1591
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Cambridgeshire Collectanea

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5777
Scope and Contents

A collection of remarks upon the history of advowsons, tithes, manors and other, similar, historial subjects in various Cambridgeshire parishes compiled by John Caley when secretary of the Record Commission in answer to enquirers, with transcripts and extracts from documents.

Dates: 1805-1815
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Cambridgeshire Heraldic Visitation

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6579
Scope and Contents

'Visitation of Cambridgeshire taken by Henry St George, Richmond Heralde of Armes Anno Dom. 1619', a copy of the heraldic visitation, containing coats of arms in pen-and-ink, 96 folios. There is an index on folios 4-5. Inside the front cover is the bookplate of George, Earl Macartney.

Dates: 1620 (Circa)
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Cambridgeshire: Inclosure and Turnpike Trust Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6011-6088
Scope and Contents

Minutes, claims, accounts and other material relating to inclosure commissions and Turnpike Trusts in Cambridgeshire.

Dates: 1797-1872
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridgeshire Land Assessment Records

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5717-5745
Scope and Contents

Lists of landholders, tithe particulars, poor rates, rate assessments and valuations for the various parts of Cambridgeshire.

In 1856 the Poor Law Guardians in Cambridge resolved upon a survey and valuation of rateable property in the parishes of their union. The survey was carried out by Richard Harwood and John Rolfe Mann. Its findings form MSS.Add.5730-5745. An earlier assessment of land in Cambridgeshire, MSS.Add.5717-5729, was partly the work of Thomas Utton.

Dates: 1807-1856
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Cambridgeshire Poor Rate Assessment

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6960
Scope and Contents

Assessment of payment of Cambridgeshire villages.

Dates: 1820-1835
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Cecil Gibbons: Writings on religion and science

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8697
Scope and Contents

Typescripts on the relationship between religion and science, including articles, a play, chapters for a book on the Church, and material on Barrington Vicarage.

Dates: 1950-1970 (circa. 20th century)
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Charles Edward Sayle: Diaries and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8501-8513, 10277-9
Scope and Contents

Diaries, writings on the history of music in Cambridge and the history of the Vatican library, correspondence and papers on Ximénès Doudan, Caspar von Kinschot and Reyner Wolfe.

Dates: c. 1864 - 1924
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Chesterton, Cambridgeshire: manorial papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2607
Scope and Contents Copy of indenture between Richard Brakyn, lord of the manor of Chesterton, and Thomas Brakyn his son and heir, and the copyhold tenants of part of the manor, 13 Nov. 1577, with index and modern copy; Chesterton rental, 1585; John Benstead, ferryman: list of persons paying acknowledgement to lord of manor for ferry passage, 1693. fo. 1: 'For Mr Francis Carter Written by Ri. Meade g[ent] in the yeare 1693', 'Thos H. Naylor MA 1881', 'in the year 1715 Abd. Halls His Book', 'Jonathan Johnson...
Dates: 1577-1693
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Chesterton, Cambridgeshire: two terriers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3562
Dates: 1656
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Churchwardens accounts for Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, 1498-1540

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2792
Scope and Contents

Transcribed by Alfred Rogers for Henry Bradshaw. There are a few pencilled additions in Bradshaw's hand.

Dates: 1870 (Circa)
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Coats of Arms of Cambridgeshire Families

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6589
Scope and Contents Drawings in colour of the coats of arms of various Cambridgeshire families and personages, 46 folios. Those of the following appear: de Ghaundes; de Meynil; de Hastinges; Peche; Avenell; de Gardyn; de Hulles; Dakeney; de Haluntone; Bagehot; de Maneres; de Trumpingtone; de Lacy; de Boxworth; de Estafford; Touks; de Rydwere; de Fulbourne; Eschalars; de Bordeleys; Hereward; de Suylverstone; Ingle, Shelford; Wale, Bankes, L. Shelford; Blackburne, Metcalfe, Fowlmere; Bening, Thriplow; Stephenson,...
Dates: 1884 (Circa)
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Commonplace Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5779
Scope and Contents

Alphabetical index to latin terms compiled by Robert Stonehouse. Also used as a commonplace book by William Balam, Registrar of the Diocese of Ely. Includes drafts of copies of letters, some concerning land disputes in and around Ely.

Dates: 1681-1711
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Corporation of the Bedford Level: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5997
Scope and Contents

A series of letters and other papers relating to the Corporation of the Bedford Level.

Dates: 1790-1799
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Denny Abbey, Cambridgeshire: rental

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2611
Dates: 1482-1483
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Draft book of Cambridgeshire manorial courts kept by Michael Dalton of West Wratting

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6920
Scope and Contents

Possibly intended for business of the Vice Chancellor's Court of the University when Dalton was deputy steward. Includes notes on duties of the clerk of the market, weights and measures and fines payable, draft minutes of the court, 1598 and copies of Elizabeth I's charter to the University, 1575. Also includes draft minutes of the courts of various manors in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, mostly the manors of Newmarket and Halesworth and Wratting Magna.

Dates: 1598-1614 (Circa)
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 Fonds — Box: MS Add.7515

Eastern Counties Folklore Society: Records

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7515
Scope and Contents

Records, minute book, articles, photographs and notes.

Dates: 1897-1954
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Ely Consistory Court: Records

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6605
Scope and Contents Nearly every parish in the diocese is represented in the records. There are citations, depositions and interrogations, also letters from incumbents or churchwardens to the Registrar of the Court commending persons cited to his interest or begging to be excused attendance on behalf of themselves or others. There are forms of confessions or penance, accounts and inventories. The dates of the papers lie between 1579 and 1674, though the majority belong to the years 1589-1596. Also included are...
Dates: 1501-1800 (Circa)
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Extracts dealing with the parish of Oakington, Cambridgeshire

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4175
Scope and Contents

The extracts were made from British Library Add. MSS 5849, 5805, 5827, 5847, 5837 and 5813, being manuscripts of William Cole. Attached to fo. 52 is a slip on which are set out references in the Harleian manuscripts to Croyland Abbey, in the hand of Edward Ventris. At fo. 54 is a loose leaf on which are extracts from Ely visitation books dealing with Oakington, made by E. Ventris, with a pencilled note from Ventris to W.G. Searle, 22 November 1873. On fo. ii is an index of contents.

Dates: 1867-1873
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Family papers of George Biddell Airy

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10214
Scope and Contents

Contains material relating to family history (MS Add. 10214/1) and letters (MS Add. 10214/2) including:
hints for an excursion letter to Monsieur Verrier, 1864; letters to Professor Sedgwick, 1846-1847; letters to daugther and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Routh 1866-1884; notes written by Hilda Routh 1898; postcard to S.W. Coles 1940.

Dates: 1846-1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire: Indenture of bargain and sale

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3402
Scope and Contents

Sale by Henry Car[e]y esq, of Buckingham, to John Battysford, gent, of Chesterton, for £100, of the manor of Fen Drayton, with all his messuages, lands, fishings etc. there. Signed by 'Henry Carey'. Tag, seal wanting.

Dates: 1548
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Foxton, Cambrigeshire: overseers' accounts and additional material

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3297
Scope and Contents Covering dates Easter 1770-Easter 1795. Includes further material: (fo. 84) copy returns of population at Foxton, 27 May 1811; (fo. 85) adjudication of JPs in case of Eliza Barns, pauper, 4 Oct. 1828; (fo. 86) letter from Edward Hawke Ness to Swan Hurrell, 21 May 1834; (fo. 88) letter from Phelips Hanham to Rachel Allen, 28 Aug. 1834; (fo. 90) copy letter from Allen Hurrell to unidentified, 9 Sep. 1834; (fo. 92) Swan Hurrell, accounts re illegitimate child of Sir Alexander Cockburn, 1833-5;...
Dates: 1770-1835
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Francis Blomefield: Historical notes on Suffolk and Cambridgeshire parishes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3390
Scope and Contents

(pp. viii-196) Suffolk; (pp. 215-365) Cambridgeshire. Both counties ordered alphabetically. The vol. has been ruled for accounts. p. 295: 'I was here [Impington, Cambridgeshire] Ap. 9, 1726', with (p. 296) sketch of Impington Church. Stamps, inscriptions, and bookplates of Blomefield, Craven Ord, and Sir Thomas Phillipps.

Dates: 1723-1726
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George, Sir Henry St, 1581-1644 (Knight, herald) 1
Gibbons, Cecil, fl 1960 (vicar of Barrington) 1
Grey, William, ? 1414-1478 (bishop of Ely) 1
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Law, Henry, 1781-1862 (churchman and rector) 1
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Marshal, Martin, fl 1848 (pharmacist) 1
Martin, Thomas, 1697-1771 (antiquary) 1
Minnis, Samuel Ellison, 1882-1971 1
Morton, John, ? 1420-1500 (Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Ely) 1
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Rolleston, George, 1829-81 (physician, zoologist and archaeologist) 1
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Stanley, James, c 1465-1515 (Bishop of Ely) 1
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Underwood, Charles White, d 1899 (clergyman) 1
Utton, Thomas, fl 1856 1
Vestry of Trinity Parish, Ely 1
West, Nicholas, d 1533 (Bishop of Ely) 1
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