Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4245
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: BEAUCLERK FAMILY (DUKES OF SAINT ALBANS)
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.98 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Beauclerk | Vere | 1699-1781 | Baron Vere of Hanworth | naval officer and politician
Charles Beauclerk (1670-1726) was the illegitimate son of Charles II and Nell Gwyn. His father made him Duke of St Albans in 1684. He married Lady Diana de Vere, daughter and sole heir of Aubrey de Vere, the last earl of Oxford. They had 8 sons, including James Beauclerk, bishop of Hereford, and Aubrey Beauclerk, naval officer.
The documents in this collection appear to relate to the property of their 3rd son, Vere Beauclerk (1699-1781). Vere had a successful career in the Navy, rising to the rank of admiral. He was also a Member of Parliament for New Windsor and then for Plymouth. He was married to Mary Chambers, the daughter of Thomas Chambers of Haworth. Mary was said to have inherited £45,000. Vere was created Baron Vere of Hanworth in 1750. He lived in St James's Square, Westminster.
Information from: W. A. B. Douglas, 'Beauclerk, Vere, Baron Vere of Hanworth (1699-1781)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 and William Hunt, 'Beauclerk, Charles, first duke of St Albans (1670-1726)', rev. Jonathan Spain, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Beauclerk family relating to property in Hanworth, Feltham, Hounslow, Hampton, Isleworth, Heston, Westminster, Chelsea, Brompton, and Buckinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Cheshire. The records include rentals and tenancy accounts; title deeds; property transactions; extracts from court rolls; bonds; legal opinions and leases.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
LMA/4245/05: Non-London papers.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited in three accessions, in March 1966, April 1968 and November 1997.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Records prepared May to September 2011.