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Papers of the Freke Family of Hannington, Wiltshire


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Papers of the Freke family, consisting of:

  1. Personal accounts of William Freke at Oxford and the Middle Temple, 1619-1639
  2. Accounts of payments to workmen [at Hannington] by William Freke, 1653
  3. Letters to Ralf Freke, 1622-1662
  4. Papers, mainly abstracts of leases, relating to estates in Hannington, 1650, 1712-1788
  5. Pedigree of the Freke family made by William Freke of Hinton St. Mary, Dorset, 1707
  6. Two deeds relating to property in Hannington, 1726, 1789, with legal opinions, 1783, and a copy of the will of John Freke, 1810
  7. Estate and household accounts of Anne Freke at Hannington, 1737-1746
  8. Accounts of the trustees and executors of William Freke, 1782-1785


  • Creation: 17th-18th century


0.88 Linear metres (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 201, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 201-203, c. 338-339; Eng. lett. c. 30; Top. Wilts. b. 4, c. 6

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8567, 8568


Papers of the Freke Family of Hannington, Wiltshire

Biographical / Historical

Freke family of Hannington, Wiltshire.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1934 and 1956.

Related Materials

Deeds relating to Freke family property are separately catalogued in the Library as MSS. Ch. Dorset 14-22, Ch. Hants. 183-4, Ch. Norf. 839, Ch. Wilts. 335-342.

Papers of the Freke Family of Hannington, Wiltshire
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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