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Herbert Family Papers: Finding Aid
mssHE 1-419  
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Description
This collection contains the personal and business papers of Thomas Herbert (died 1712), who was bailiff of the estates near Whittlebury, Northamptonshire, England, and his son Edmund Herbert (died 1769) of Gray's Inn, a deputy in the Pay Office of the marines. Includes detailed personal expense accounts of Edmund Herbert kept from 1708 until 1769.
Background
Thomas Herbert (died 1712) of Whittlebury, Northamptonshire, England, served as bailiff on the estates near Whittlebury of Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, from 1672-1712. Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton, husband of Herbert's daughter Isabella, became Ranger of Whittlebury (or Whittlewood) Forest in 1685. Charles FitzRoy, 2d Duke of Grafton, who became Forest Ranger in 1712. The forest was situated between Towcester, Stony Stratford, and Lillingstone Dayrell, adjoins to the southwest the area of Stowe, Bucks.
Extent
419 pieces in 14 boxes and 13 volumes.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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