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Copy will and codicil of Anne Isabella, Baroness Noel Byron

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MS. 20714
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  1. Copy will of The Right Honourable Anne Isabella, Baroness Noel Byron, 30 Apr 1860.
  2. Copy Codicil of the Will of Lady Noel Byron, 30 Apr 1860.
  3. Extracts from Report as to Real property in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, in the Trusteeship under the Will of Lady Noel Byron. Details property in Fleckney, Earl Shilton, Kirkby, Newbold Verdon, and Solihull, each with accompanying plan or map [c.1860]. Note: some pages, including plans, have been sewn into the binding and cannot be opened.
  4. Typescript copy Memorandum for the Trustees of Lady Noel Byron deceased, 28 Sep 1906. Refers to the Oxneyfield Estate and Lady Mary Milbanke.
  5. Envelope, containing the above, addressed to Miss A. Byron, 35 Onslow Gardens, SW 7 [date of postmark unclear, possibly 1932?].


  • Creation: 1860-1906


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 20714

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20714


Copy will and codicil of Anne Isabella, Baroness Noel Byron, 1860-1906.

Biographical / Historical

For biographical details, see entry for Anne Isabella [Annabella] Noel [née Milbanke] suo jure Baroness Wentworth, and Lady Byron in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

These papers were inherited by the donor's father, Major John Surtees OBE, from Miss Nora Hermione Wentworth Byron (1886-1969), grand-daughter of the Rev. Augustus Byron (1828-1907), Rector of Kirkby Mallory in Leicestershire. The Rev. Augustus Byron was the son of Lord Byron's cousin and heir, George Anson Byron, 7th Baron Byron (1789-1868).

Nora Byron was a House Dame at Eton for thirty-five years between 1928 and 1963, and published her memoir, Eton: A Dame's Chronicle in 1965. Nora Byron was House Dame when Major John Surtees attended Eton and helped him to return to civilian life after the Second World War (he was captured at Calais in 1939). Nora died unmarried and Major John Surtees was her Executor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian Libraries by Christian Hepburne Scott, March 2021.

Related Materials

Bodleian Libraries

  1. Dep. Lovelace Byron 1-460 - Archive of the Noel, Byron and Lovelace Families, 1669-1930.
Catalogue of copy will and codicil of Anne Isabella, Baroness Noel Byron, 1860-1906
Finding aid prepared by Rachael Marsay
Language of description
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Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest

Repository Details

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