SHC ReferenceLM/SECTIONG
TitleESTATES OF THE MORE AND MORE MOLYNEUX FAMILY OF LOSELEY PARK, IN SURREY AND ELSEWHERE: DEEDS AND PAPERS
DescriptionAlthough the majority of the deeds relate to the large south west Surrey estate accumulated subsequent to Christopher More's purchase of the manor of Loseley, 1506-1508 (see introduction to section A), a significant minority relate to estates in other counties. Of these latter, many came into family hands by marriage; some relate to executorships or trusteeships by family members; others are of unknown provenance, and may include 'strays' introduced perhaps by the antiquarian William Bray, documents entrusted to the care of a member of the family and never reclaimed (see 'executorships, wardships and trusteeships' for LM/357/53, section G.9.17.4) receipt for deeds to be held in trust, and for accompanying deeds), or documents acquired for antiquarian interest by James More Molyneux FSA (1805-1874) or others.
Datec.1166-1857
LevelCollection
ProvenanceDeposited by Major James More-Molyneux of Loseley Park near Guildford in 1950 and by Mr and Mrs M More-Molyneux in October and December 1999.
IntroductionThis catalogue describes deeds of the More and More Molyneux family of Loseley Park, Artington. For a full introduction to the family, its estates and records see catalogue LM.
ArrangementWhile on deposit for cataloguing at the Public Record Office in 1908, all deeds among the Loseley Manuscripts were extracted and arranged in one long chronological sequence bearing the references LM/334-359.

Aside from a small amount of re-numbering when selected deeds relating to some estates in other counties were removed from the sequence, the documents still bear their original, chronologically-determined references, but the following list is an attempt at restoring some organisational coherence to reflect the growth of the Mores' and More Molyneux' estates, their financial management and their inheritance, and to improve access to title to particular properties within the estates.

Although some cross-referencing has been given, researchers should be aware that many documents closely associated with the following deeds are listed under section A (More family estates) and section E (estates associated with executorships and trusteeships).

In the case of deeds where there is no clear provenance, many have been added to series which include title to properties in the same parish (or county outside Surrey); this includes instances where there is a large time gap before title of the Mores and More Molyneuxes in 16th and subsequent centuries.
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