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Family and estate

Our major collections are listed below but we also hold thousands of small family and estate collections.

These are listed under the prefix MC and some consist of only one or a few title deeds. To search these, use the NROCAT archive category search.

Large family and estate collections are usually divided into sections such as title deeds, manorial records, estate, probate, maps and plans, plus personal (diaries, correspondence).

  • Amherst Family of Didlington, 1326-1938 (MC 66, MC 67, MC 68, MC 84)
  • Aylsham Papers, 13th century-20th century (AYL)
  • Bacon of Gillingham Estate, 12th century-1855 (GIL)
  • Barton Collection, 1560-1965 (BAR)
  • Bayning Family in the Honingham District and in Hampshire and Elsewhere, 1547-1901 (AF)
  • Beauchamp-Proctor (later Proctor-Beauchamp) Family, Baronets, of Langley, 1296-1929 (BEA)
  • Beevor of Hargham, nd [c 1623]-nd [c 1898] (MC 168)
  • Berney of Hockering, 1199-1921 (BER)
  • Birbeck of Westacre Papers, 1432-1925 (BIR)
  • Boileau Collection, [13th century]-19th century (BOI)
  • Boileau of Ketteringham Hall, 1545-1926 (MC 70)
  • Bolingbroke Collection, 11th century-1960s (BOL)
  • Bulwer of Heydon Family Papers, early 13th century-1979 (BUL and MC 341)
  • Benjamin Bond Cabbell of Cromer Hall, 1753-1979 (MC 97)
  • Calthrop of Stanhoe, 1676-1925 (MC 72)
  • Campbell Collection, 1729-1947 (PSC)
  • William Carr (1862-1925) of Ditchingham, 1426-1647 (MC 98)
  • Carr family of Gomersal, Yorkshire, and Ditchingham, Norfolk, 1810-1945 (MC 166)
  • Coldham Family of Anmer, 1509-1968 (MC 40)
  • Cooper of North Walsham Family Papers, 1492-1848 (MC 78)
  • Copeman Family Papers, 1705-1975 (MC 81)
  • Cubitt Family Papers, 1830-1953 (CUB)
  • Duke of Norfolk's Manors of Bressingham, Boylands in Bressingham, Shelfanger Hall, Vise De Lou, and Friers, Fersfield, and for the Manor of Seymer's (in Mendham), 1273-1927 (WAR)
  • Duleep Singh Collection, 13th century-1918 (DS)
  • Durrant of Scottow Collection (NRS), 1335-1940 (SCO)
  • Evans-Lombe Collection, 1391-1927 (EVL)
  • Fellowes of Shotesham Collection, 1066-1949 (FEL)
  • Flitcham Estate Manuscripts, nd [c 1200]-1893 (FLT)
  • Folkes of Hillington, nd [? 1312]-20th century (MC 50 additional - main deposit described on searchroom index cards)
  • Manuscripts of the Rev N Fourdrinier, 1377-1964 (MC 5)
  • The archive of the Rev William Gunn (WGN)
  • Gurney Collection (NRS), 1340-1734 (GUR)
  • Gurney of Bawdeswell Collection (RQG)
  • Gurney Deeds relating to Hethel, etc., 1391-1856 (HET)
  • Haggard of West Bradenham and elsewhere, deeds and family papers, 1364-1978 (HAG)
  • Hamond of Westacre Collection, 1311-1976 (HMN)
  • Harbord of Gunton Family and Estate Papers, 13th century-20th century (GTN)
  • Hare of Stow Bardolph Collection, 1086-1952 (HARE)
  • Lord Harvey of Tasburgh Collection, 1729-1894 (HAR)
  • Hastings of Gressenhall Collection, 1275-1800 (MR)
  • Collection of deeds and papers relating to Heacham and Sedgeford and District and the Rolfe Family, 17th century-20th century (HEA)
  • Papers of JF Henderson, socialist writer, 1885-1957 (HEN)
  • Henry Hoste Henley of Sandringham Hall, 1702-1872 (MC 73, MC 100 and MC 108)
  • Howard of Castle Rising Collection, 1294-1922 (HOW)
  • Howes family papers (of Morningthorpe), 1399-1924 (MC 150)
  • Jerningham Collection, 1282-1925 (JER)
  • Calendar of documents relating to Kempstone, 1307-1903 (WIS)
  • Ketton-Cremer Family of Felbrigg Hall, 13th century-20th century (WKC)
  • Knyvett-Wilson Family Collection, 13th century-19th century (KNY)
  • Le Strange of Hunstanton Collection, 1199-20th century (LEST)
  • Le Neve correspondence, 1615-1948 (MC 1)
  • Lee Warner Family, 1580-1946 (LEEW)
  • Long of Dunston, 1339-1994 (DUN and MC 247)
  • Lothian of Blickling, 1146-1952 (The main deposit is described on index cards in the searchroom but a report is available. For additional material, see MC 3 and MC 184.)
  • Richard Mann's estate at Bungay, 1801-1853 (AA)
  • Manors of Gressenhall and Hunstanton, 1273-1918 (ING)
  • Manor of Swaffham, 1494-1852 (AH)
  • Mills of Hilborough Collection, 1290-1985 (HIL)
  • Mills-Cook family papers, 1806-1982 (MC 75)
  • Neville diaries and papers, 1731-1973 (MC 7)
  • New and Old Buckenham Manorial and Borough Records, 13th century-1922 (MC 22)
  • Preston of Beeston Collection, 1558-late 1980s (MC 36, MC 105, MC 121, MC 337)
  • Rolfe Family Papers, 1558-1962 (GUN)
  • Title deeds relating to Scarning, East Dereham and Great Dunham, 1641-1860 (AD)
  • Shelton, Bates and Wolverson Collection, 1395-1891 (AG)
  • Estate in Shipdham of Harvey's Charity, Chard (Somerset), 1654-1891 (AC)
  • Estate at South Creake, 1624-1881 (AB)
  • Meade of Earsham, 1440-1987 (MEA)
  • Neville Family of Sloley, 1485-1982 (NEV)
  • Documents relating to North Walsham and district, 1581-1888 (Nwb)
  • The Petre Collection, 13th century-1889 (PET, MC 124, MC 324)
  • Petre of Buckenham Parva alias Tofts and elsewhere, nd [late 13th century]-1822 (PTR)
  • Pratt family of Ryston Hall, Norfolk, 15th century-20th century (PRA)
  • TH Sayer's Papers, 1721-1969 (THS)
  • Spurrell of Thurgarton, 1655-1952 (MC 259)
  • Diaries of Sir Charles Harbord Suffield, 5th Baron Suffield, 1871-1883 (MC 258)
  • The Trafford Collection, 1301-1910 (TRAF)
  • Trappes-Lomax Collection, 15th century-20th century (TL)
  • Upcher of Sheringham, 1640-1981 (UPC)
  • NB Vince's Papers, 1837-1921 (NBV)
  • White of Salle: Jodrell Family Estates, 1290-1948 (WHT)
  • Title deeds relating to Property in Wighton, 1689-1869 (WIG)
  • Walsingham of Merton, c 1198-1976 (WLS and MC 102)
  • Documents relating to Witchingham, 1462-1874 (AE)
  • Wodehouse of Kimberley Collection, nd [12th century]-1935 (KIM)
  • Calendar of deeds and documents from Wolterton, 1275-2014 (WAL, WLP and MC 286)
  • Wyche Family of Hockwold, 1374-1896 (MC 42 and MC 195)