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Papers of Hugh Barker, 1596-1712, n.d.

MS. Dep. Deeds Barker c. 2
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The papers comprise:

(fols. 1-78) Letters to Barker, 1621/1622-1632, and to his widow, 1632-1635, mainly concerning their Sussex affairs. The letters include:
  1. (fols. 34, 38, 52, 58, 66, 70) 6 from John Swayne, Deputy Chapter Clerk of Chichester and collector of the Barkers' Sussex rents, 1631-1635, with (fols. 67, 72v) drafts of 2 replies from Mary Barker to Swayne and (fol. 68) a note from her to Swayne with a receipt for money paid by Swayne as directed by her, 1633/1634
  2. (fols. 10, 15) 4 letters from Richard Collins concerning debts originally owed to Barker by his parents, Thomas and Christian Collins of Chichester, 1627/1628, with (fols. 21, 30, 36) 4 letters from Alan Cooke of Dublin relating in part to Collins, 1629-1631/1632
  3. (fol. 6) a letter from Elias Brantingham of Norwich concerning money he owed to Barker with Barker's draft reply, 25 January, 12 February 1626/1627
  4. (fol. 14) a letter concerning Barker's tenants in Swineshead (Huntingdonshire), 1627/1628
  5. A few letters relate to ecclesiastical cases heard by Barker in Oxford or London, including (fol. 48) 1 from John Selden concerning a suit referred to Barker by the Court of High Commission, 13 June 1632, and (fol. 50) 1 from William Piers, Bishop of Peterborough, concerning his suit in the Court of Arches, 18 June 1632
(fols. 79-94) acquittances, most of them given to Hugh or Mary Barker, 1596-1646/1647. Including:
  1. (fol. 81) a receipt to Fulk Barker for a quit rent of The Queen's Arms, Newgate, London, 1622
  2. (fol. 84) a receipt from Sir John Wray to Hugh Barker for £74 6s. 8d. collected in Oxford University for the relief of the poor of Lincoln during a plague, 1632
  3. (fols. 86, 89) receipts for rents to Mary Barker from the Receiver of the Court of Wards, 1633-1635
(fols. 95-102) miscellanea, comprising:
  1. (fol. 95) a 17th century copy of the Bishop of Lincoln's sentence settling disputes about Piddington chapel, 1428, with an English abstract of the sentence
  2. (fol. 98) memoranda on Barker's Fritwell property, n.d.
  3. (fol. 99) a copy of a recognizance from Thomas Lyne of Canterbury to Mary Barker, 1635, endorsed '…for Colatterall Securytie for the lease of Chislett [Kent]' with a receipt to Lyne for rent paid to the Archibishop of Canterbury, 1635
  4. (fol. 101) an 18th century certified copy of entries in the Ombersley (Worcestershire) parish registers of the baptisms of two children of Martin and Elizabeth Sandys, 1708, 1712


  • 1596-1712, n.d.


102 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Dep. Deeds Barker c. 2

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