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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1393
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1700-1791
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres (34 files).
Name of creator(s): Wentworth | Thomas | 1672-1739 | Baron Raby and 3rd Earl of Strafford | diplomat


Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Wentworth (1672-1739) became Baron Raby on the death of his cousin, the second Earl of Strafford, 1695, and was created 3rd Earl of Strafford in 1711. He married in the same year Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Johnson of Bradenham, Bucks. He is known to have held property in Twickenham in 1699 and in 1701 purchased a riverside estate there. (See ACC/1379/036ff for property transactions in manor of Isleworth Syon and ACC/0782/003 for similar transactions in manor of Twickenham.) Thomas, Earl of Strafford, died in 1739 and was succeeded by his son William, who died without issue in 1791. The property in Twickenham passed to Thomas's daughter, Lady Anne Connolly.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to the property of the Earl of Strafford in Twickenham, Isleworth, Whitton, South Mimms, Millwall, Isle of Dogs [Poplar] and St James's Square.

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Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in October 1977, with a further accession in October 1998.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

For details of the Wentworth family and Twickenham, and a print of the house, see Twickenham Society in Queen Anne's reign by D.H. Simpson, Twickenham Local History Society paper No. 35.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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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