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Estate Papers of the Pope Family


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Estate papers of the Pope family, including:

  1. a court book for the Oxfordshire manors of Dame Elizabeth Pope, kept by Simon Parrett, steward, 1559-60
  2. rent accounts for the Oxfordshire manors of the Pope family, kept by Anthony Litchfield, 1629
  3. rental of the same Oxfordshire manors, c. 1630.


  • Creation: 16th-17th century


0.33 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 769, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 769-771

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13356


Estate papers of the Pope family.

Biographical / Historical

The Pope family were Earls of Downe, and owned land in Oxfordshire.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library, Sotheby's, 29 Oct. 1975, lot 5.

Related Materials

See also two Oxfordshire manor court books held by Lady Elizabeth Paulet and William Pope (MSS. North adds. c. 7, c. 2); the pedigree of the Pope family of Wroxton, Oxfordshire (MS. Pedigree Rolls 32); and a rental of the Pope family, 1661 (MS. North b. 12 fols. 326-39).

Estate Papers of the Pope Family
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom