Ref NoD5236
TitleEvery family of Egginton
Date13th cent-1927
Extent16 boxes
Administrative HistoryIn 1204 or 1205 Ralph de Argosis gave Newton Solney to his younger brother Alured de Solenneia. John de Solney, the last male descendent of this line, died in 1390. The manor and lands were divided among perhaps as many as four co-heiresses: Alice wife of Sir Thomas Stafford, Agnes wife of Edmund de Appleby, Ermentrewe wife of Robert (sometimes called Ralph) Lathbury, and Margery wife of Sir Nicholas Longford. Alice Stafford seems to have died without issue. Her share in Newton Solney was inherited by the Longford family. A deed dated 1348, involving Edmund de Appleby and his wife Agnes [listed here as D5236/10/5], states that Agnes's heirs are not to make any claim on the manor of Newton Solney. By 1476 it was stated that Sir Nicholas Longford and John Lathbury and their ancestors were the lords of the manor of Newton Solney. The Leigh family inherited the Lathbury share in the early 16th century. In the later 16th century a number of deeds and documents testify to the purchase of Nicholas Langford's moiety by Hugh Beeston. The moiety was then purchased by Henry Leigh in 1602, bringing the whole manor under his ownership. It then passed to the Every family by the marriage of Henry's daughter Anne with Simon Every. The Lathbury family appear to have been in possession of much of Egginton by the early 14th century. By 1421 the family held the whole of the manor of Egginton and a moiety of the manor of Newton Solney. In the early 16th century Anne daughter of Thomas Lathbury married Robert Leigh of Cheshire. Sir Simon Every, 1&sups;t baronet, inherited Egginton from the Leigh family in 1622 The Every family line can be traced back to John Every of Chardstock, Dorset. His son Simon was created a baronet in 1641 and died around 1647. Simon had married Anne, eldest daughter and co-heir of Sir Henry Leigh of Egginton, who brought with her the manor of Egginton and half the manor of Newton Solney (the Lathbury inheritance). Simon's son Sir Henry, 2&supn;&supd; baronet (1629-1700) married Vere, daughter of Sir Henry Herbert. Vere remarried after Sir Henry's death, to Richard Spencer of London, and died in 1707. Sir Henry was succeeded by three of his sons in turn. The 3rd baronet was Sir Henry, who died in 1709. He married twice: firstly in 1685 to Mary, daughter of John, 3&supr;&supd; Viscount Tracy (Mary died in 1692), and secondly to Anne, daughter and co-heir of Sir Francis Russell, baronet. Anne was the widow of Richard Lygon of Madresfield Court in Worcestershire, and she married for a third time after Sir Henry's death, to Sir John Guise, baronet. She died in 1735. Sir Henry's brother, Sir John Every, 4th baronet (died 1729), was also married twice. His first wife was Martha, daughter of Lord Haversham, who died in 1715. Two years later he married Dorothy, daughter of Godfrey Meynell of Bradley in Derbyshire. She outlived her husband and died in 1749. Neither Sir Henry nor Sir John had any children, and the baronetcy devolved upon their younger brother the Rev. Sir Simon Every, 5th Baronet. He was Rector of Navenby in Lincolnshire and married Mary, daughter of the Rev. Joshua Clarke of Somerby, also in Lincolnshire. Mary died in 1723; Sir Simon lived until 1753. Sir Simon's two sons succeeded him. Sir Henry, 6th baronet (1708-1755), married Frances, daughter of James Ibbetson of Leeds, in 1741. They had no children, and Frances died in 1754. The 7th baronet was Sir Henry's brother, the Rev. Sir John Every (1709-1779). He married late, marrying Dorothy Pakeman in 1767. She died two years later, without issue. The death of Sir John prompted a search for the next heir to the estate and title. The closest male relative turned out to be Edward Every, a descendent of the 1&sups;t baronet, and son of an innkeeper in Derby. Sir Edward Every, 8th baronet (1754-1786), was married to Mary, daughter of Edward Morley of Horsley. Mary had already seen two husbands die; and after Sir Edward's death she married Ashton Nicholas Mosley of Park Hill, who was to become a family trustee. She died in 1826. On Sir Edward's death in 1786, his son Sir Henry, 9th baronet (1777-1855), succeeded to the estate and title. He was about nine years old and guardians were appointed to take care of his business: Daniel Parker Coke, Abraham Hoskins and John Fowler. At about the same time it became clear that the estate was in financial straits, and once Sir Henry had come of age in 1798 the first two of the guardians were appointed as trustees for sale of part of the Every estates. Abraham Hoskins and his son of the same name purchased most of the Every property in Newton Solney at this period and during the first decades of the 19th century. Sir Henry married Penelope, daughter of Sir John Parker Mosley, baronet, in 1798, and had five children. His eldest son Henry, an officer in the Life Guards, died two years before his father, and so Sir Henry was succeeded by his grandson, Sir Henry Flower Every, 10th baronet (1830-1893). The 11th baronet was Sir Henry's grandson Sir Edward Oswald Every, who was born in 1886. A new hall had been built at Egginton in the Tudor period. This hall was destroyed by fire in 1736 and a new hall built. This 18th century hall was replaced in 1780 by a house attributed to James Wyatt, erected on the orders of Sir Edward Every, 8th Baronet. The Every family ceased to live in this hall in the early 20th century. It was then tenanted by a member of the Gretton family, and was demolished in 1955
Custodial HistoryThe papers were deposited in Derby Local Studies Library and given the reference number DL 19. Acquired by Derbyshire Record Office in 2000.
CreatorEvery family of Egginton, Derbyshire
DescriptionThe bulk of this collection is made up of title deeds and associated documents relating to the family estates Deeds from the Newton Solney and Egginton estates predominate and date back to the 13th century. Other notable series include deeds and leases from the Bowden (now New Mills) area of north-west Derbyshire, dated 1344-1605, deeds relating to the prebend or Rectory of Chardstock in Dorset dated 1581-1752, and small numbers of deeds from Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Staffordshire Property in these areas is also mentioned in the numerous family settlements, wills and inquisitions post mortem which date from 1306-1881 Only a small number of rentals and surveys have survived, and they do not form a continuous sequence. Perhaps the best survival is a survey and valuation of the Egginton, Newton Solney and Etwall estate dated 1831 (D5236/27/29). Some 14th and 15th century lists of tenants at Newton Solney also survive (D5236/11/1-8), and likewise some 14th and 15th century manorial court rolls from Egginton and Newton Solney (D5236/12/1-21) Other small series include a number of 18th century bonds, bills, receipts and financial accounts, some linked with purchases of property but others probably related to borrowing of money by members of the Every family. Many are associated with the Renison family and seem to relate to their financial difficulties and the eventual sale of their Newton Solney estate to Henry Every in the 1740s. There are also some papers relating to the Every pedigree and a small amount of 18th and 19th century correspondence relating to estate matters. Only one or two scattered items refer to the family's connections with the parish and local area Contents D5236/1-15 Inherited papers: D5236/1 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Buckinghamshire (1343-1623) D5236/2 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Cheshire (1350-16th century) D5236/3 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Derbyshire: Egginton, Willington and Hilton (1234-1629) D5236/4 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Derbyshire: Newton Solney and Repton (13th century-1635) D5236/5 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Derbyshire: Glossop, Bowden, Hope and Chapel-en-le-Frith area (1344-1605) D5236/6 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Derbyshire: mixed and miscellaneous places (1300-1611) D5236/7 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Leicestershire: Cadeby (1303-1346) D5236/8 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Staffordshire (13th century-1508) D5236/9 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Mixed counties, miscellaneous and unidentified places (1331-1479) D5236/10 Family settlements, wills and inquisitions post mortem (1306-1616) D5236/11 Estate administration (14th-15th centuries) D5236/12 Manorial papers (13th century-1709) D5236/13 Litigation over the manor of Acton (1471-1475) D5236/14 Official deeds and papers, mostly relating to subsidy collections (1513-1612) D5236/15 Miscellaneous papers (1372-1627) D5236/16-32 Every family papers: D5236/16 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Bedfordshire (1710-1763) D5236/17 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Derbyshire: Egginton, Hargate, Hilton and Etwall (1608-1927) D5236/18 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Derbyshire: Newton Solney and Repton (1656-1824) D5236/19 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Derbyshire: mixed and miscellaneous places (1624-1798) D5236/20 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Dorset (1581-1752) D5236/21 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Leicestershire (1695-1710) D5236/22 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Lincolnshire (1595-1741) D5236/23 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Oxfordshire (1546-1604) D5236/24 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Staffordshire (1608-1886) D5236/25 Title deeds, mortgages and leases: Mixed counties, miscellaneous and unidentified places (1685-1870) D5236/26 Every family deeds, wills and settlements (1624-1881) D5236/27 Every estate administration, rentals etc (1589-1916) D5236/28 Bonds, accounts and other financial papers (1676-1886) D5236/29 Bonds and accounts relating to the Renison family (1693-1744) D5236/30 Papers relating to investigation of the Every pedigree (1790-1849) D5236/31 Official deeds and papers relating to members of the Every family as Sheriffs of Derbyshire (1749-1805) D5236/32 Correspondence and miscellaneous papers (1640-1927) Title deeds before 1733 liable to be in Latin
ArrangementOn arrival in Derbyshire Record Office it was discovered that original bundles of deeds had clearly been broken up at some stage, or perhaps at various stages, in the past. The collection was disordered. Listing work at Derbyshire Record Office has brought related papers back together, but some gaps remain. Other records are grouped together for convenience and ease of reference, but the arrangement of the catalogue as it stands is artificial. Where original bundles have survived, this is clearly noted. There are overlaps between the various series, and readers are advised to look in all sections for documents relevant to their research. The collection is divided into inherited records, that is records dating from the time of the Longfords, Lathburys and Leighs, and records created by the Every family themselves. In each section title deeds and leases are presented first of all, followed by estate papers such as surveys, legal papers, and personal papers. Deeds are arranged by place and then by date.
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Organisation TypeFamily, Estate and Personal Papers - Family and Estate
NA592Egginton/Egginton/Morleston and Litchurch/Derbyshire/United KingdomEgginton
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