Four detailed manuscript volumes relating to the estates, tenants, farming and household expenditure for Icomb Estate and the Hopton family. The first volume covers the years 1753-1788 (ca. [60 including blanks], 154 pages) and begins with a list of the tenants of Icomb Estate, a small parish near Stow on the Wold in Gloucester and records the farming and household expenditures and receipts, including wages for labor, materials for building works, Ledbury Turnpike, and other routine estate management expenses. The second volume (80 pages, some blank) includes the details of investment and tithe accounts for the period 1769-1786 including shares in the Corn Market (Mark Lane, London) as well as other investments and loans between family members. No. 3 Titled “An inventory of furniture & plate in the new house at Cannon Frome with the prices, where bought & in what year bought. June 1795” (,134 p.). The fourth volume (ca. 85 p. with loose pages laid in) is a detailed record of the Anne Hopton‘s personal expenses from 1802-1815 and documents the tastes and life style of an educated, wealthy woman in Regency England.
- Title: Hopton Estate archive : Cannon Frome Court near Ledbury & Icomb, Gloucester, 1753-1815.
LWL Mss Vol. 216
Acquired July 2015