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Tucker Family Papers

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Papers of the Tucker family, including correspondence, accounts and deeds. The collection also includes some papers of the Gollop, Steward and Browne families.

The greater part of this collection consists of the papers of Edward Tucker of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, MP (d. 1737), and his two sons, John Tucker, MP (1701-79) and Richard Tucker (1704-77). It includes some papers of the Gollop family, which was allied to the Tucker family by marriage; of the Steward family, heirs of the Tuckers; and of the Browne family, heirs of the Tucker, Gollop, and Steward families. There are also a few papers of Edward Tucker (d. 1707; father of Edward Tucker MP), a sectarian, who assumed the pseudonym 'Man of Love'.

Edward Tucker MP, and his son Richard consecutively held the office of surveyor of His Majesty's quarries in Portland, 1714-77. John Tucker was also cashier to the treasurer of the navy, 1744-9.

Dates

  • 1662-1873

Extent

5.61 Linear metres (51 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. b. 16, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Don. b. 16-28, c. 101-134

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13408

Abstract

Tucker Family Papers, 1662-1873

Biographical / Historical

Edward Tucker of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis (d 1737) was an MP. His two sons were John Tucker (1701-1779), MP, and Richard Tucker (1704-1777). His father was Edward Tucker (d 1707), a sectarian, who assumed the pseudonym 'Man of Love'. Edward Tucker MP, and his son Richard consecutively held the office of surveyor of His Majesty's quarries in Portland, 1714-1777. John Tucker was also cashier to the treasurer of the navy, 1744-1749.

The Gollop family was allied to the Tucker family by marriage. The Steward family were heirs of the Tuckers. The Browne family were heirs of the Tucker, Gollop, and Steward families.

Custodial History

Bought, with 38634, fols. 1-3, T. R. G. Lawrence (Crewkerne) 23 Oct. 1969 (lots 378 and 383), 15 April 1970 (lots 196-7, 199-200), and 15 Oct. 1970 (lots 176 and 178). Lot 380 of 23 Oct. 1969 (letters now included in 38684-8) was later bought from R. C. Hatchwell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought and given by the Friends of the Bodliean, 1969-1970.

Related Materials

A more detailed description is available in the Library and at the National Register of Archives; deeds are included in the calendar of charters in the Library.
Title
Tucker Family Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom