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Papers of the Henley Family

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Dep. d. 86
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The papers relate almost entirely to the vicarage of Waterperry, Oxfordshire, in the patronage throughout the 19th century of the Henley family.

They comprise 5 bundles as follows:

  1. Bundle 1: envelope containing: a) an abstract of title of the Curson family to the advowson of Waterperry, Oxfordhire, 1814; b) copy of an order to take into the King's hands the lands of Richard Curson, 4 Edward VI [1550-1551]; c) marriage certificate of Sir Thomas Curson, 1st baronet, 1654;
  2. Bundle 2: 44 letters mostly between the Rev. John Carter and Joseph Henley, patron of the living, 1814-1820;
  3. Bundle 3: 55 letters and papers 1846-1907 referring chiefly to parish business and an increase in the value of the living, and between J.I. Henley and the Rev. L.C.C. Chalmers-Hunt about a proposed exchange of livings. These include a letter to J.I. Henley from Bishop Francis Paget of 13 Dec 1906;
  4. Bundle 4: a) envelope containing 19 papers relating to Waterperry tithes, 1780-1847; b) 59 papers and receipts for tithe modus and Easter offerings and other payments to vicars, 1786-1910.
  5. Bundle 5: a) Sale catalogue and three papers relating to Otmoor, Oxfordshire, 189[?]; b) typescript account of Waterperry church by the Rev. J. Todd, c.1930.


  • Creation: [1550]-c.1930


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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Dep. d. 86

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8536


Papers of the Henley Family

Biographical / Historical

The Henley Family were landowners in Oxfordshire. The Waterperry estate was purchased in 1830 by Joseph Warner Henley (1793-1884). Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Mrs. M.J. Soulsby, 14 May 1956.

Papers of the Henley Family
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Weston Library
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