Fonds RBSC-ARC-1566 - Turnour family fonds

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Turnour family fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1566

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  • 1746-1832 (Creation)
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    Turnour (family)

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40 cm of textual records; 5 maps

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The Turnour family traces its lineage to Sir Edward Turnour (d. 1675) a lawyer, Speaker of the House of Commons and Solicitor General in the Reign of Charles II. The first Earl of Winterton was Sir Edward's grandson, Edward Turnour Garth, elevated to the peerage in 1761. The family held extensive estates in England and Ireland.

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The fonds consists of five parchment and paper legal documents with appended seals which document land transactions in Sussex, Surrey and Norfolk. These documents concern entails, land transfers and loans involving the Turnour family in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Other materials include leases, releases, transfers, declarations, a deed of covenant, a will extract and several duty stamps. There is also a collection of maps.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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