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Inventory at Kimbolton Castle
« on: Monday 18 February 19 23:18 GMT (UK) »
I am researching on a statue that comes from Kimbolton Castle and very likely acquired by the first Duke of Manchester.
I am wondering if anyone is aware of inventories from the castle from different times.

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Re: Inventory at Kimbolton Castle
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 08:43 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat  :)

Have you tried contacting the Castle/School?

https://www.kimbolton.cambs.sch.uk/page/?title=Kimbolton+Castle&pid=2
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Re: Inventory at Kimbolton Castle
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 08:53 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, and happy to be here  :)
Thank you for the link.

I have actually contacted them and waiting for their answer.
In the meantime, I am exploring all other possible venues.

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Re: Inventory at Kimbolton Castle
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 09:01 GMT (UK) »
Good luck!  ;)
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
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Re: Inventory at Kimbolton Castle
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 09:05 GMT (UK) »
Thank you!  :)

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Re: Inventory at Kimbolton Castle
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 11:35 GMT (UK) »
Many of the papers of the Dukes of Manchester are in Huntingdonshire Archives, though I believe they are currently inaccessible because of a pending move to a new archives building in Ely.

One of my great grandfathers was head gardener at Kimbolton Castle, having been brought there from Tandragee Castle, Co. Armagh, another of the Duke's properties. It's not impossible that some of the records might have got a bit mixed up - it may depend whether a statue was thought to belong to the house and estate, or to be a more personal possession. I think the Tandragee papers are at PRONI, so that may be somewhere to try while waiting for Huntingdonshire items to become available.
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Re: Inventory at Kimbolton Castle
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 13:32 GMT (UK) »
would there be any with any Wills?  Not sure how detailed they would be.  I have seen inventories for some of my Essex people down to the last sheep!  But none for anyone else.
Lugg/Freeman/Caddy- Cornwall
Dayman/Hobbs - Devon
Brett/Clark/Hicks - Middx/Essex/London
Miles - Northampton
Woodruff/Proctor/Worth - Midlands/NE/Wales

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Re: Inventory at Kimbolton Castle
« Reply #7 on: Friday 08 March 19 08:01 GMT (UK) »
Many of the papers of the Dukes of Manchester are in Huntingdonshire Archives, though I believe they are currently inaccessible because of a pending move to a new archives building in Ely.

One of my great grandfathers was head gardener at Kimbolton Castle, having been brought there from Tandragee Castle, Co. Armagh, another of the Duke's properties. It's not impossible that some of the records might have got a bit mixed up - it may depend whether a statue was thought to belong to the house and estate, or to be a more personal possession. I think the Tandragee papers are at PRONI, so that may be somewhere to try while waiting for Huntingdonshire items to become available.

Thanks a lot for the information and tips. I'll be looking in this direction.

Thank you!

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Re: Inventory at Kimbolton Castle
« Reply #8 on: Friday 08 March 19 08:02 GMT (UK) »
would there be any with any Wills?  Not sure how detailed they would be.  I have seen inventories for some of my Essex people down to the last sheep!  But none for anyone else.

This is another great tip. I have found the will from the second duke, now just need to read it :)

Thank you!