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BELASYSE, Lady Anne (d 1694)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1183
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BELASYSE, Lady Anne (d 1694)
Date(s): 1612-1695
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.45 linear metres (1 volume).
Name of creator(s): Belasyse | Lady | Anne | d 1694 | noblewoman


Administrative/Biographical history:

Anne, Lady Belasyse was the daughter of John (Pawlet) 5th Marquess of Winchester, and his wife Honora. She was the third wife of John, Baron Belasyse of Worlaby, Lincolnshire. Lord Belasyse died 10 September, 1689, aged 75. Lady Belasyse died in September 1694 and was buried at St. Giles in the Fields.

From information taken from the London County Council's Survey of London, Volume V; The Parish of St. Giles in the Fields (Part II) 1914, the house in Great Queen Street which was known at one time as Bristol House and had been the home of the second Earl of Bristol from the Restoration until about 1671, was purchased by Lord Belasyse in 1684. Shortly afterwards the house was divided into two, to be numbered respectively 55-56 and 57-58 Great Queen Street. The first four occupants of the eastern half (nos. 57-58) were the Earl of Wiltshire, the Earl of Stamford, Henry, Viscount Montagu and the Portuguese envoy. It later was demolished and the site became part of the Freemason's Hall.

The Survey of London, quoting the will of Lord Belasyse, that "prior to 1689" the portion of Bristol House which became nos. 55-56 Great Queen Street had been occupied by Henry Howard, 7th Duke of Norfolk: "His residence {there} must have fallen in the period 1684-1689. Subsequently it was occupied by Thomas Stonor who had married the Hon. Isabella Belasyse, daughter of Lord Belasyse, to whom her father had bequeathed this portion of the original house; Stonor is shown in occupation in 1698 ..." Lady Belasyse must have occupied the house from her husband's death in 1689 until her own death in 1694.


Scope and content/abstract:

Inventory of Lady Anne Belasyse's goods and monies taken in her houses in Whitton, Middlesex, Great Queen Street, St. Giles in the Fields, and St James's Square, Westminster, on 13 and 14 September 1694 and on 5 February 1694/5.

The remainder of the volume is an incomplete inventory, ca. 1612 to 1642, of the goods of an un-named sheep farmer. The location of his property is not disclosed but from internal evidence it is unlikely to be in Middlesex and probably is in north west Berkshire.

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System of arrangement:

The pages of the volume have been numbered, 1 to 27.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

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Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in August 1972.

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Description Notes

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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.

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