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FOX-STRANGWAYS FAMILY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1795
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: FOX-STRANGWAYS FAMILY
Date(s): c1500 - 1955
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 6.61 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Fox-Strangways Family

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Fox-Strangways family hold the Earldom of Ilchester and their family seat is Melbury House, Dorset. Through Ilchester Estates, the family own and manage many properties in Holland Park, London.

Stephen Fox-Strangways (1704-1776) was given the title Earl of Ilchester in 1756. He was the older brother of Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland (1705-1774), who purchased Holland Park Estate in 1768 from William Edwardes (later Baron Kensington).

Holland Park Estate remained under the ownership of successive Barons Holland until 1874, when it passed to their distant relative Henry Fox-Strangways, 5th Earl of Ilchester.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Fox-Strangways family (Earls of Ilchester) relating to their estates, including Holland Park Estate. Also contains records inherited by the family in 1874 from the Fox family (Baron Holland) and the Edwardes family (Baron Kensington), who previously owned Holland Park Estate.

The estate records of Holland Park Estate include leases, deeds, mortgages, rental account books and agreements.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged as folllows:
ACC/1795/A Holland Park Estate
ACC/1795/B Property outside Holland Park Estate

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in 1970, 1982 and 2005.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also records of Drivers Jonas and Company, estate surveyors for Holland Park Estate (LMA/4673/D/09/09).


Publication note:

For more information about the history of Holland Park Estate, please see: 'The Holland estate: To 1874', in Survey of London: Volume 37, Northern Kensington, ed. F H W Sheppard (London, 1973), pp. 101-126. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vol37/pp101-126 or 'The Holland estate: Since 1874', in Survey of London: Volume 37, Northern Kensington, ed. F H W Sheppard (London, 1973), pp. 126-150. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vol37/pp126-150

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:
Updated March 2017

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