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John Fenwick Collection of Radcliffiana

1600-1853
3 vols. (1 linear foot)
Call no.: MS 989

The title Earl of Derwentwater was created under King James II in 1688 for Francis Radcliffe of Northumberland, and for sixty years thereafter, members of the Radcliffe family stood among the most prominent Jacobites in the north of England. One of Francis' grandson, James, the third Earl of Derwentwater, became embroiled in the Rebellion of 1715 and was beheaded in the London Tower for high treason, and another son, Charles, the so-called 4th Earl, was beheaded for his part in the Rebellion of 1745.

Assembled by John Fenwick, who may have been a distant relative of the Radcliffes, this collection of Radcliffiana includes a mixture of original documents, 19th century transcriptions of originals, published works, and prints, all pertaining to the Jacobite Earls of Derwentwater. Set into paper frames and bound into more or less elaborate leather volumes, the documents cover the period from the English Civil War through the fallout after the execution of the 3rd Earl. They are focused primarily on the personal fates of the Earls, their Northumberland estates, and the genealogy of the Radcliffe family.

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The title Earl of Derwentwater was created in 1688 for Sir Francis Radclyffe from Dilston Castle, Northumberland. The Radcliffe family, Catholic and ardent Royalists, had been prominent among the northern nobility, but the shifting political fortunes of the seventeenth century had exacted a toll: the family fell under suspicion of involvement in the Gunpowder Plot early in the century and had their estates confiscated during the Commonwealth for Francis's recusancy.

In 1687, when Francis arranged for his son and successor, Edward, to marry Mary Tudor, the illegitimate daughter of King Charles II, the connections to the Stuart dynasty were cemented. When James (1689-1716) became the third Earl of Derwentwater upon Edward's death in 1705, the Radcliffes could be counted among the most powerful Jacobite families in the north. The instability surrounding the royal succession, however, would not be kind to the Radcliffes.

Raised in the Stuart court in exile in France, and a companion to the pretender to the throne, James Francis Edward Stuart, James Radcliffe returned to Northumberland in November 1709 to take possession of his family estates. He married Anna Maria Webb in July 1712. On the eve of the insurrection of 1715, James, an open supporter of the Jacobite cause, learned that a warrant for his arrest had been issued and escaped by hiding among his tenants until he was able to join the army assembled under Charles Forster. His career under arms would be brief. At Preston, with Charles Wills' Parliamentary army besieging them, Derwentwater was said to be have been energetic in organizing resistance, but when Forster elected to capitulate, he followed suit. Marched to London and imprisoned in the Tower, James became one of five Lords tried and convicted of high treason, and despite efforts by influential friends to have him spared, he was beheaded on Feb. 24, 1716.

Although the title was formally vacated upon James' attainder and execution, his brother Charles, also captured at Preston, assumed the title of fourth Earl of Derwentwater. Imprisoned at Newgate, Charles broke out with thirteen other prisoners in December 1716 and took refuge with the Stuart family in France. Nearly thirty years later in November 1745, with another Jacobite rebellion at hand, he was captured aboard a French ship of war, hauled to London, and convicted of high treason like his brother. He too was beheaded.

Scope of collection

Assembled by John Fenwick, who may have been a distant relative of the Assembled by John Fenwick, who may have been a distant relative of the Radcliffes, this collection of Radcliffiana includes a mixture of original documents, 19th century transcriptions of originals, published works, and prints, all pertaining to the Jacobite Earls of Derwentwater. Set into paper frames and bound into more or less elaborate leather volumes, the documents cover the period from the English Civil War through the fallout after the execution of the 3rd Earl. They are focused primarily on the personal fates of the Earls, their Northumberland estates, and the genealogy of the Radcliffe family.

Many of the documents relate to the loss and attempted regain of Radcliffe family estates after James' execution and there are a number of published works regarding the execution of the 3rd Earl of Derwentwater. The oldest original document, a lease from Robert Radclyff to William Wilfon, dates from November 1600, with a handful of other documents dating from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Most of the transcripts were apparently made in the second quarter of the nineteenth century.

Among other highlights are a large hand-drawn eighteenth-century map of Northumberland centered on the confluence of the North and South Tyne Rivers and several prints of the Earls, of Dilston Hall (including an original watercolor), and of other parts of the Radcliffe estates.

Identifications of the documents in the inventory below are drawn verbatim from a typed list of unknown origin that accompanied the volumes.

Inventory

The title from Thomas [Radclyff]
1540 May 29
Vol. 1: 1

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Obligation between Thomas and Edward Radclyff [his fourth son]
1481
Vol. 1: 2

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Genealogical chart from Thomas Radclyff
undated
Vol. 1: 3

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Mr. Kniston's notes touching of the descent of the Radcliffes up to 1555
Vol. 1: 4

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Citations to the Radclyff family, and genealogical charts up to 1588
Vol. 1: 5

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Last will and testament of John Radcliffe of Derwentwater
1529 Feb. 1
Vol. 1: 6

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Genealogical charts and obligations between Thomas Radcliff and his sons John, Richard, Edward, and Nycholas
1613
Vol. 1: 7

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Declaration by one Richard Ayre that he intends to discontinue all proceedings against Sir Arthur Gray, knight because of the latter's refusal as a Roman Catholic to attend services of the church of England... The stature being made the 23d year of the regin of Queen Elizabeth [1580]
1628 Feb. 14
Vol. 1: 8

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Indorsed copies of judgment upon a writ of quo warranto. The writ having challenged the Right Hon. William Howard, Lord of the Mannor, to show by what authority he exercised certain liberties and privileges, claimed by the Baliffes and Burgesses and Burgesses of the Borough of Morpeth. The Judgment was decided in the favor of the Lord.
1605 Feb. 22
Vol. 1: 9

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

A deed from the Baliffes and Burgesses of Morpeth, under their common seal, acknowledging the Lord William Howard's right to certain liberties and privileges there and disclaiming their pretended right to the same as also for grinding their corn at the Lord's mills
1605 Apr. 9
Vol. 1: 10

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

A true declaration of the circumstances [concerning title to certain lands] between the Countess of Arundelll and the Lord William Howard on the one part and Mr. Francis Dacre on the other part [dated 1607 also 1614 Aug. 15)
1607
Vol. 1: 11

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Concerning the proceedings between the right honorable Lord William Howard and Mr. Francis Dacre
1614
Vol. 1: 12

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Note from Henry Babington to Edward Radcliffe requesting money in support of the horse race at Killingworth and a receipt from Mr. Babington's servant for Sir Edward's contribution
1621 Mar. 17-18
Vol. 1: 13

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Articles of an agreement between Edward Radcliffe and John Johnston, a mason, for the latter to construct a house for Sir Edward at Devilston in the county of Northumberland, and statements of payments made for this service
1621 Jan. 2-1622 Oct. 5
Vol. 1: 14

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Articles of an agreement between Sir Edward Heron and Sir William Fenwick concerning the legal transfer of property belonging to Sir Edward to Sir William and the amount to be paid for the purchase of said premises
1621 Dec. 6
Vol. 1: 15

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

That portion of the pedigree of Sir Raphe Gray Delavell which shows the relationship between Sir Arthure Fraye of Spindelstoun and Johne Delavell
1623
Vol. 1: 16

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Request from the Vicar Isaac Singleton for the payment of the tithe of Mills addressed to the Hon. Sir Edward Radcliffe, Knight Baronet
1624 Apr. 7
Vol. 1: 17

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter from Sir Edward Radcliffe to the Vicar explaining why he will not pay the tithe until he is more convinced of the justice of the demand
1624 Apr. 13
Vol. 1: 18

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Received by Joseph Ward from Sir William Fenwick the sum of 2 shillings for 2 years' rent for the ladies' lands in South Middleton
1618 May 12
Vol. 1: 19

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

"Epecedium sacred to the honoured memorie of the really religious and virtuous Sir William Fenwick of Meldon in County of Northumberland knight deceased"
1630 Aug. 18
Vol. 1: 20

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

The inventory of the goods of Mr. Lionel Fenwicke of Blagdon deceased, taken and valued by Mr. Robert Cramlington, Mr. William Charlton, Lancelote Fenwicke, Jesper Anderson, and Ambrose Storie
1630 Aug. 18
Vol. 1: 21

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

A true view of one parcel of ground called the Refowe near to Meldon in the county of Northumberland [6 detailed sketches with measurements]
undated
Vol. 1: 22

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

The answer of Sir Edward Radcliffe to the demands of Hugh Potter on behalf of the Right Honorable Earl of Northumberland concerning Sir Edward Radcliffe's rights to certain lands viz. Dunstone Wood, Dilston Eales, Middridge, and the common on the south side of the Tyne
1635 Nov. 22
Vol. 1: 23

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter to Hugh Potter from Sir Edward Radcliffe concerning Sir Edward's lands at Dilston and Corbridge
1635 Nov. 25
Vol. 1: 24

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Demand from the Office of Arms to Sir Edward Radcliffe requiring a certificate after the death of [his father] Sur Francis Radcliffe
1638 Jan. 14
Vol. 1: 25

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

The certificate from Sir Edward Radcliffe after the death of Sir Francis Radcliffe
1638 Jan. 16
Vol. 1: 26

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter from Sir Edward Radcliffe advising a friend to ascertain the proper fee to be paid upon the death of his father as he knows nothing of the practice and believes that the Deputy at the Office of Arms is demanding an exorbitant fee
1638 Jan. 16
Vol. 1: 27

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

The answer of Sir Edward Radcliffe to charges from his Majesty's Commanders that he has violated certain canons of the Church of England by his failure to baptize his children according to church practice
1638
Vol. 1: 28

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter from Edward Mottershed to Mr. Matthews concerning the charges against Sir Edward Radcliffe
1638
Vol. 1: 29

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

A bill of expenses on behalf of the Office of his Majesty's Commanders against Baronett [Edward] Radcliffe
1639 Nov. 12
Vol. 1: 30

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Articles against Sir Edward Radcliffe because of his unwillingness to conform to numerous canons of the Church of England [concerning baptism of his children]
1638
Vol. 1: 31

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter of advice from Sir Edwards Radcliffe's counsel, George Riddell concerning the fines imposed on Sir Edward because of his failure to conform to certain canons of the Church of England
1639
Vol. 1: 32

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Defense of Sir Edward Radcliffe -- reasons why he should not be sentenced
1639
Vol. 1: 33

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

The office of His Majesty's Commanders against Sir Edward Radcliffe Barnett for unlawful baptizing his children
1639 Oct. 1
Vol. 1: 34

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

The messenger's bill of cost against Sire Edward Radcliffe Baronett
1639
Vol. 1: 35

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Advice from George Riddell concerning payment of charges [made by His Majesty's Commander] by Sir Edward Radcliffe
1639 Dec. 10
Vol. 1: 36

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter to Sir Edward Radcliffe informing him that according to the best authorities the "two parties considered" cannot be married
1641 Sept. 6
Vol. 1: 37

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Note received from Mr. Henry Peirson from the hand of his servant Michael Crankeplace
1641 May 8
Vol. 1: 38

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Memorandum: articles of marriage [dowry] between the Earl of Derwentwater and Lady Web agreed upon by the Lord Earl and Sir John Web the lady's father
1712
Vol. 1: 39

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Articles of marriage between Sir William Fenwick of Meldon and Elizabeth daughter of Sir Edward Radcliffe agreed upon by Sir William and Sir Edward
1641 Sept. 18
Vol. 1: 40

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter from Marke Shaftosh stating that in his opinion Sir Edward Radcliffe, because of an "indenture of demise" between himself and William Wilkinson should recover certain damages done to the land of said William Wilkinson
1643 Oct. 20
Vol. 1: 41

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter to Sir Edward Radcliffe from his son-in-law William Tonstall
1649 Jan. 7
Vol. 1: 42

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter from Sir Edward Radcliffe to his son-in-law Sir William Fenwicke concerning certain provisions of the Articles of Marriage between Sir William and Elizabeth [Radcliffe]
1650 June 6
Vol. 1: 43

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter from Sir William Fenwicke to Sir Edward Radcliffe
1652 Apr. 12
Vol. 1: 44

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter from Elizabeth [Radcliffe] Fenwicke to her father Sir Edward Radcliffe
1654 July 16
Vol. 1: 45

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter from William Tonstall to Sir Edward Radcliffe describing a battle near Tinmouth Castle [Mar. 22]
undated
Vol. 1: 46

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Francis Radcliffe and Dorothy Fenwicke acknowledge a legal obligation to William Byers of 1,000 pounds for his performance of certain duties previously outlined
1653?
Vol. 1: 47

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Articles of agreement between Sir Francis Radcliffe, son and heir apparent of Sir Edward Radcliffe; Dorothy Fenwicke, one of the heirs of Sir William Fenwicke; and George Clarkson the parties of the first part; and William Byers the party of the other part
1653 Dec. 24
Vol. 1: 48

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Order by the Commander of Northumberland for Removing obstructions in lands and estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, appointed by Act of Parliament to be sold for the use of the Navy
1652 Oct. 27
Vol. 1: 49

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Authorization from Francis Radcliffe to appoint Mary Longuevile to be his attorney and to ask for and receive certain sums which have been ordered to be restored and repaid to Katherine Radcliffe [his wife]
1663 July 26
Vol. 1: 50

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

A copy of a certificate from a Justice of the Peace for Sir Francis Radcliffe and his family to travel in time of pestilence
1665 July 19
Vol. 1: 51

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Balance sheets for rents due, receipts, and arrears for the estate of Sir Francis Radcliffe
1665/1666
Vol. 1: 52

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

List of priests, monks, and Jesuits
1666 Feb. 14
Vol. 1: 53

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

List of items taken from Cavin Bell by the Scotch Army on February 25, 1643
undated
Vol. 1: 54

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Agreement between Sir Francis Radcliffe and George Stokoe that the latter shall have a 7 year lease of certain lands at Meldon for the sum of 120 pounds a year
1679 Apr. 24
Vol. 1: 55

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter relating, among other items, the fact that Sir Francis Radcliffe's eldest son is to marry Mary Tudor, natural daughter of His late Majesty and that Sir Francis is to be made an Earl
1687 Mar. 16
Vol. 1: 56

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter to Sir Francis Radcliffe from Josh. Bowes relating the latest happenings in London upon the return of His Majesty
1682 Apr. 8
Vol. 1: 57

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter to Sir Francis Radcliffe from Hump. Hughes containing news of Spindleston
1684 Jan. 11
Vol. 1: 58

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter from John Radcliffe to Sir Francis Radcliffe concerning happenings at His Majesty's court
1684 Aug. 26
Vol. 1: 59

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter to Mr. Radcliffe advising him to return from his extended stay in town
1688 Aug. 3
Vol. 1: 60

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Lord Radcliffe's acquisitions for mid-summer 1689
1689 Nov. 26
Vol. 1: 61

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Lord and Lady Radcliffe's discharge to [his father Sir Franics] the Earle of Derwentwater of one half year's payment of their annuities
1690 Dec. 25
Vol. 1: 62

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Upon what part of the late Derwentwater estate, the incumbrances that were due to Mr. Constable, Mrs. Chamberlew, and the Lord Petre, were charged
1699 Apr. 22
Vol. 1: 63

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Letter from Kate Howard to Sir Francis Radcliffe concerning his daughter Catherine and a certain Mr. Prichard
undated
Vol. 1: 64

Muniment Room, Greenwich Hospital

Agreement between Robert Radclyff and William Wilfon concerning Mr. Wilfon's lease [manuscript]
1600 Nov. 21
Vol. 1: 65

Original

Proclamation by the King (which was proclaimed in the several market towns of the counties of Cumberland, Northumberland, and Westmoreland) against tenant rights
1620 July 28
Vol. 1: 66

Transcript from a paper in the Publication Office

Acquittand for Ayonshelds co-heirs
1625 Oct. 3
Vol. 1: 67

Original

Memorandum relative to the Radcliffe family and the manor at Dilston
1628 Oct. 27
Vol. 1: 68

Original

Notes concerning former properties of the Radcliffe family, East Thornton in the county of Northumberland and Hartburn Grange, both of which were forfeited by Lord Derwentwater [James Radcliffe] in 1715 and at present belong to Greenwich Hospital
undated
Vol. 1: 69

Transcript from Hodgsons History of Northumberland, vol. 1, pt. 2, p. 311

Clippings concerning the estates of Throckley and Meldon and the townships of Whitchester, Outchester, and Scremerston as well as the family seats at Dilston and Haydon Bridge all of which were holdings of the Radcliffe family which were forfeited in the rebellions of 1715 and 1745
undated
Vol. 1: 70

Unidentified publications

Letter from James Raine [Rector of Meldon] to Mr. John Sykes accompanying one of only 14 copies printed separately of the History of Meldon Parish [manuscript]
1828 Aug. 18
Vol. 1: 71

Original

The History of the Parish of Meldon, extracted from Mr. Hodgsons History of Northumberland, part II, vol. II(, printed by Edward Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne. "Only 14 copies printed." Each leaf (2p.) framed in mount. Annotated by William Goodwin [a former owner?]. With signed autograph presentation inscription from James Raine to John Sykes
1828 Aug. 16
Vol. 1: 72
An abstract of deeds materially concerning the title of Meldon; an abstract of a grant of Rivers Green in Meldon; an abstract of leases of Meldon; an abstract of deeds not materially concerning the title of Meldon but useful [manuscript]
1686 Apr. 12
Vol. 1: 73

Original

A map of the Bishoprick of Durham by Richard Blome. Dedicated to Sir Francis Radcliffe
ca.1660
Vol. 1: 74

Engraving , hand-colored

A rental for Pentecost
1671
Vol. 1: 75

Original

Disbursements at Dilston from Martinmas 1681 to Pentecost 1682
1681
Vol. 1: 76

Original

Indenture: Sir Francis Radcliffe and others
1689 June 24
Vol. 1: 77

Original

Obligation between William Clabering and the Earle of Darwentwater [Francis Radcliffe]
1711
Vol. 1: 78

Original

Indenture between the Earls of Darwentwater and William Clabering
1711 Mar. 3
Vol. 1: 79

Original

Indenture made between Ann Countess of Darwentwater on the one part and John and Matthew Loadbitter and Christopher Dickinson on the other part
1721 July 25
Vol. 1: 80

Original

Notice of the death and burial of Lady Mary Radcliffe on March 8, 1724, as entered in St. Oswald's Parish Register in Durham
1819
Vol. 1: 81

Transcript from Parish Register no. 1 of the first edition printed by G. Corbutt, Sunderland

Notice from Joseph Porter that the house belonging to the late Mary Radcliffe is to be rented
1725 May 1
Vol. 1: 82

Transcript from the Newcastle Courant

Genealogical chart of the Raadcliffe family
undated
Vol. 1: 83

Original

Print: Thomas Ratcliffe Earl of Sussex from a curious original in the collection of Sir John Fenn and a copy of his autograph from an original in the possession of John Thane
undated
Vol. 1: 84

Unidentified printer

Genealogical chart of the Radcliff family [with annotations]
undated
Vol. 1: 85

Original

Drawings of the several different shields of the Radclyffe family from Richard to William and Nicholas
undated
Vol. 1: 86

Original

The descent of the Radclyffes taken out of the records of the Tower 1605
undated
Vol. 1: 87

Original

Ratcliffe of Newton: print of the coat of arms and a family genealogy
undated
Vol. 1: 88

Unidentified publications

Derwentwater of Castle-Rigg: a description of the lands and a genealogical chart from Sir John of Derwentwater to the children of James Earle of Derwentwater [who was beheaded in 1716] and his wife Anne
undated
Vol. 1: 89

Unidentified publications

Letter to William Radclyffe of London from a Mr. Bell concerning certain of William's descendants and a pedigree for M. Bell
1812 Aug. 13
Vol. 1: 90

Original

Letter to William Radclyffe concerning the searching of the descent of one Dorothy Grady (or Radclyffe)
1812 Dec. 3
Vol. 1: 91

Original

Letter to William Radclyffe concerning expenses incurred for the searching of Dorothy Radcliffe and on the other side in procuring the pedigree for M. Bell
1813 Jan. 19
Vol. 1: 92

Original

Hand painted pedigree showing the coats of arms and descent of the chief branch of the Radclyffe family -- Earles of Derwentwater and Newburgh -- from its first settlement in Northumberland to its extinction, to the descent of the present noble heir as presented to the President and Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne by William Radclyffe, this includes a watercolor of Carthington Castle by an unidentified artist
1816
Vol. 1: 93

Original

Pedigree of the Radcliffes from Sir Nicholas Radcliffe
Vol. 1: 94
Six [out of at least eight] tables showing the genealogy of the Radclyffe family
undated
Vol. 1: 95

Original

Print: Carthington Castle Northumberland, drawn and engraved by T. H. Hair
undated
Vol. 1: 96

Unidentified printer

Genealogical chart titled "The late James Earl of Darwentwater married the daughter of Sir John Webb Bart. who had issue, a son and a daughter"
undated
Vol. 1: 97

Original

Note on the background of the King's natural daughter Mary Tudor, and of her marriage to Sir Francis Radcliffe who was afterwards made Earl of Derwentwater
undated
Vol. 1: 98

Original

Notations concerning several deaths and one marriage of various members of the Radcliffe family
1732 Nov.
Vol. 1: 99

Transcript from the Gentleman's Magazine

Newspaper clippings upon the death of Anthony James Radcliffe Livingston, the Earl of Newburgh, and the "last of the noble race of Radclyffe"
1814 Nov.
Vol. 1: 100

Unidentified publication

Poem on the death of the later Earl of Derwentwater and printed copy of the letter to Mr. Urban which accompanied the poem. The letter is dated July 15 and signed Urban Amicus
1825
Vol. 1: 101

Unidentified publication

Notation of the death of Lady Louis Cadiwell on July 31, 1823
1823
Vol. 1: 102

Original

Death notices for the fifth and sixth Earls of Newburgh
1827-1833
Vol. 1: 103

Published in the Gentleman's Magazine

Various clippings concerning the Earls of Newburgh
1838
Vol. 1: 104

Unidentified publication

Pedigrees of Thomas Eyre Radcliffe Livingston, 6th Earl of Newburgh, Francis Eyre Radcliffe Livingston, 7th Earl of Newburgh, and of Baron William Henry Francis Petre
undated
Vol. 1: 105

Unidentified publication

Two franked addresses from envelopes: one signed Petre and other Edward Petre
1833-1839
Vol. 1: 106

Original

Brief history of the Radcliffe family of Lancaster County
after 1823
Vol. 1: 107

Unidentified publication

A genealogy of the Radclyffe family compiled by the late James Ellis, Esq., of Otterburn Castle... Newcastle upon Tyne, imprinted by George Bouchier Richardson
1850
Vol. 1: 108
Print: John Grey by J. Carrick and J. B. Hunt, published by Joseph Rogerson
1846
Vol. 1: 109
Notes concerning the Derwentwater and Radclyffe arms
1849
Vol. 1: 110

Transcript from the March, April, and May eds. of Gentleman's Magazine

Print: The Right Honorable James Earl of Derwentwater, engraved by G. V. [George Virtue] from a painting by G. Kneller including a family coast of arms; published by Thomas Bowles
1714
Vol. 2: 1
Copy of a letter from John Fenwick to Lady Petre concerning certain paintings of the Earl and Lady Derwentwater which she had seen at his home
1851 Aug. 25
Vol. 2: 2
Letter to John Fenwick from Lady Petre expressing her pleasure upon visiting his home, comments on the authenticity of the paintings of the Derwentwaters
1851 Aug. 30
Vol. 2: 3
Poem offered wih humility by the Abbot Sperandio Bertazzi [?] to Signor Cavaliere Areton
undated
Vol. 2: 4
Two religious prints: the first of the crucifixion, and the second of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
undated
Vol. 2: 5
Office for the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary [annotated manuscript] including three pages of personal notes at the end of the Office
undated
Vol. 2: 6
Warrant to the High Sheriff to search for the rebels in the County of Northumberland where they were supposedly hiding with horses and arms
1715 Oct. 1
Vol. 2: 7

Facsimile

Names of the men who signed the warrant and notes on certain of the men
1715 Oct. 1
Vol. 2: 8

Transcript from the original in Mrs. Mell's Memoranda

The proceeding to judgment on the articles of impeachment of high treason... against James Earl of Derwentwater, William Lord Widdrington, William Earl of Nithsdale, Robert Earl of Carnwath, William Viscount Kenmure, and William Lord Nairn. Published by order of the House of Peers. Dublin, reprinted by Thomas Humes, over against the Bible on the lower end of Cork Hill
1716
Vol. 2: 9
The last Earl of Derwentwater: a story of the Rebellion of 1715. Details of the Rebellion, the close of the Rebellion, the fate of the prisoners and the Derwentwater estates, with Derwentwater's farewell
undated
Vol. 2: 10
History of the Earl of Derwentwater, his life, adventures, trial and execution as well as several interesting particulars of his death and burial. Also a copy of pathetic verses, "The Earl of Derwentwater's farewell"
undated
Vol. 2: 11
Proceedings upon the impeachment against James Earl of Derwentwater in Westminster Hall on Thursday the ninth of February 1715, including on the last page a print by White of the Countess of Derwentwater and other ladies imploring the clemency of George I for her husband
undated
Vol. 2: 12
Remarks on the speech of James late Earl of Derwentwater beheaded on Tower Hill for high treason, February 24, 1715/16. London: printed for R. Burleigh in Amen-Corner
1716
Vol. 2: 13
Print depicting the events of the Rebellion of 1715 with a brief commentary. Printed for Carthington Bowles, in Saint Paul's Church Yard, London
undated
Vol. 2: 14
The case of the six Lords condemned for high treason with observations on the proceedings against them in Parliament. London: printed for F. Roberts in Warwick Lane
1716
Vol. 2: 15
The whole proceedings to judgment... against James Earl of Derwentwater et al in Westminster Hall on Thursday the ninth day of February 1715. London: printed for Jacob Tonson at Shakespear's Head
1716
Vol. 2: 16
The case of the condemn'd Lords... with the manner of their behavior in prison after condemnation... and several matters of fact, not 'till now made public, at and after their deaths. London: printed and sold by James Roberts near the Oxford Arms in Warwick Lane
1716
Vol. 2: 17
Copy of a letter to Anthony Hodgson from H. Howard concerning certain material about James Earl of Derwentwater, his wife and heirs
1828 Dec. 25
Vol. 2: 18

Transcript of the original shown to John Fenwick, Feb. 1853

Hand painted chart showing the location and position of the coffins of the Derwentwater in the family chapel, with explanatory notes
undated
Vol. 2: 19
Remarks on the speeches of William Paul Clerk, and John Hall of Otterburn, Esq., executed at Tyburn for rebellion, on the thirteenth day of July 1716. The second ed. [by Daniel Defoe]. London: printed for J. Baker and T. Warner at the Black Boy in Pater-Noster Row
1716
Vol. 2: 20
Clauses in the bill presently before Parliament relating to the Derwentwater estates which are prejudicial to the sons of Charles Radcliffe who have the revolutionary interest therein after the death of Charles according to the marriage settlement of James, late Earl of Derwentwater
undated
Vol. 2: 21

Transcript from a paper in the collection of Sir John

Anno Regni Georgii II... quinto. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the twenty-third day of January, Anno Dom. 1727... An act for making void the several contracts for sale of the estate of James late Earl of Derwentwater to William Smith, Esq. and also of the annuity of two hundred pounds during the life of Charles Radcliffe, and the arrears thereof to Matthew White, Esq. and the several conveyances made in pursuance of the same
Vol. 2: 22
Anno Regni Georgii II... octavo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the fourteenth day of January, Anno dom. 1734... An act for the application of the rents and profits of the estates forfeited by the attainders of James late Earl of Derwentwater, and Charles Radcliffe. London: printed by John Baskett
1735
Vol. 2: 23
Anno Regni Georgii II. Undecimo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the fourteenth day of January, Anno Dom. 1734. An act for explaining and emending an Adt of the Eighth year of his present Majesty's reign, intitled "An act for the application of the rents..." London: printing by John Baskett
1738
Vol. 2: 24
Mr. Lytwych, Mr. Pigot, and Mr. Fenwick's opinions relating to the Derwentwater estate
1732-11
Vol. 2: 25

Transcript from a paper in the possession of [?]

Manuscript map of part of Northumberland approximately bounded by the North and South Tyne and running north to Deadwater, by an unidentified artist
undated
Vol. 2: 26

Original in ink and watercolor

Engraved map of Simonburn Parish in Northumberland as surveyed by John Fryer and Sons. Engraved by J. Walker
1809
Vol. 2: 27
Inquisition signed by Richard Gray, Edward Gray, Thomas Bradford, Anthony Felton, Thomas Swinburn, and others
1592
Vol. 2: 28

Manuscript copy with marginal annotations in later hand [John Fenwick's]

Brief for informante in proceedings against Lancelot Algood undertaken by His Majesty's attorney, Sir Dudley Rider concerning the proper claim to certain lands formerly part of the Derwentwater estate
1743 Aug. 2
Vol. 2: 29

Original with extensive annotations in hand of John Fenwick

A sketch of the life and character of Mr. [Charles] Ratcliffe containing his part in the Rebellion of 1715, his sentence and escape from Newgate Prison, his adventures for these past 30 years, his behavior in the Tower since he was last made prisoner, and his execution on his former sentence. London: printed by T. Gardner at Crowley's Head opposite Clements Church in the Strand
1746
Vol. 2: 30
A description of the Ovington estate in dispute between the Honorable Commissioner of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich and John Fenwick, Esq. of Bywell in the County of Northumberland
undated
Vol. 2: 31
Memorandum relating to the Derwentwater estate
undated
Vol. 2: 32
Reasons for the late Earl of Newburgh's application to Parliament to be admitted to take certain estates of the former Earl of Derwentwater as a purchaser under a settlement, with an appendix comprising the case of the present Earl [attributed to Francis Peter Plowden]
1786?
Vol. 2: 33
Extracts from, and memorandums upon reading the above pamphlet
undated
Vol. 2: 34
The case of the Earl of Newburgh and Lord Viscount Kinnaird [attribute to Francis Peter Plowden]. London: printed by P. Ayre
1783
Vol. 2: 35
A statement of some particulars relative to the Derwentwater estates for the restoration of which a petition from the Earl of Newburgh is now before the House of Commons
1788 Mar. 8
Vol. 2: 36
Clippings concerning the Derwentwater family deeds: how the late Earl had them hidden, how they were later discovered and sent to London
1823-12
Vol. 2: 37

Printed in The Local Antiquary no. 2

Print: Derwentwater and Keswick from Skiddaw. London: J. and F. Harwood
undated
Vol. 2: 38
Print: Derwentwater from the Castle Head, Cumberland, by T. Allom and H. Bond. London: Printed by Fisher, Son and Co.
1832
Vol. 2: 39
Print: Derwentwater, Cumberland, b Blacklock and Meason
undated
Vol. 2: 40
Reminiscences of Alfred Bennett -- Derwent Lake, Tale of Ullswater, Town Institutions
undated
Vol. 2: 41
Print: Barrow Fall, near Derwentwater, by T. Allom and H. Bond
1834
Vol. 2: 42
Print: Derwent-Water, from Applethwaite, by H. Gastineau and W. Le Petit
undated
Vol. 2: 43
Print: A perspective view of Dilston Hall, once the seat of the unfortunate James, Earl of Derwent-Water, with a poem, drawn on the spot by Thomas Oliver of Hexham in Northumberland and engraved by Silsbury
1766 July 17
Vol. 2: 44
Print: Dilston Tower, Northumberland, engraved by J. Greig from a painting by L. Clennell, for the Border Antiquities of England and Scotland. London: Longman and Co.
1816 Jan. 1
Vol. 2: 45
Print: Dilston Hall, Northumberland, by T. Allom and S. Bradshaw
undated
Vol. 2: 46
Print: Ruins of Langley Castle, Northumberland from the northwest, formerly the property of the late unfortunate James Earl of Derwentwater; drawn by W. Davison , Jr., and engraved by J. Kerr. Alnwick : W. Davison
1827-11
Vol. 2: 47
Description of Dilston Hall, Northumberland [probably accompanied the print above]
1827
Vol. 2: 48
Description of Dilston Castle, Northumberland
undated
Vol. 2: 49
Print: Dilston Castle, the seat of the late unfortunate Earl of Derwentwater, drawn by W. M. Craig. St. Michael's Alley: S. Vowles
undated
Vol. 2: 50
Newspaper clippings: Nooks and corners of Old England, description and brief history of the ruins of Dilston Hall, the seat of the last Earl of Derwenter, including a sketch of Dilston Hall
1851 Sept. 27
Vol. 2: 51
Article on Dilston Hall, including a description, brief history, history of the Rebllion of 1715, the final speech of the late Earl, and the disposition of his estate
undated
Vol. 2: 52
Description of Dilston and print of the same by an unidentified artist
undated
Vol. 2: 53
Print: Dilston House, drawn by J. W. Carmichael and engraved by T. W. Nicholson. Newcastle upon Tyne: Currie and Bowman
1838
Vol. 2: 54
Print: Dilston Hall as it appeared in 1718, drawn upon stone by M. Young. Printed by Vowles
undated
Vol. 2: 55
Dilston Hall, Northumberland, drawn by J. P. Neale
Vol. 2: 56

Original watercolor

Newspaper clippings concerning the Radcliffe family with a brief summary of its several branches, death notices of several distant relatives, a notice concerning one William Radcliffe who was found guilty of forging a marriage register, with a view to assist in making out his own pedigree and tracing his relationship to the Derwentwater family
1847 Aug. 28
Vol. 2: 57
Print: His Royal Highness William Duke of Cumberland, painted by A. Pond, engraved by S. F. Ravenet. Printed by J. and P. Knapton
1747
Vol. 3: 1
Print: His Royal Highness William Duke of Cumberland, engraved by Benoist
undated
Vol. 3: 2
Ground plan of the Cathedral Church, Carlisle, with explanatory notes and two small circular prints of the rebels of 1745 and one of His Royal Highness Duke of Cumberland
undated
Vol. 3: 3
Print: The Duke of Cumberland refusing to treat with the Rebels, drawn by S. Wale and engraved by C. Grignion
undated
Vol. 3: 4
Print: Scotch pride humbled, or the Rebellion crushed, 1745, drawn by S. Wale and engraved by C. Grignion
undated
Vol. 3: 5
Print: Battle of Culloden [Rebellion on 1745], drawn by A. Heckel, engraved by W. Archibald
undated
Vol. 3: 6
Print: unidentified gentleman, from a painting by L. Torque, engraved by A. Wilson
undated
Vol. 3: 7
Print: A crown or a grave, with death masks of Towley and Fletcher, engraved by R. G.
undated
Vol. 3: 8
Print: The Right Honorable James Third Earl of Derwentwater, born June 28th 1689 -- beheaded February 24th 1716, engraved by J. Knox from a painting in the possession of Miss Laidler of North Shields, and from an engraving of Virtue's from a painting by Kneller belonging to Mr. Hodgson, Newcastle
undated
Vol. 3: 9
Print: The Right Honorable James Radcliffe, Earl of Derwentwater, beheaded 24th February 1716, from a painting by Kneller
undated
Vol. 3: 10
Print: Thomas Foster Esq., Knight of the Shire of the County of Northumberland during several Parliaments and General of the unfortunate army at Preston 1715, engraved by I. T. Wedgwood from a miniature painted by Rosalba. London: T. Rodd, Jr., and H. Rodd
undated
Vol. 3: 11
An account of the Rebellions in the years 1715 and 1745 so far as it relates to the Counties of Northumberland and Durham, town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Berwick upon Tweed. Newcastle upon Type: T. and J. Hodgson
1831
Vol. 3: 12
Print: Countess of Nithsdale, from a drawing by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharp, taken from the original picture by Sir Godfrey Kneller and engraved by Cook. London: Richard Bentley
1845
Vol. 3: 13
A letter from the Countess of Nithsdale with remarks by Sheffield Grace, Esq. London
1827
Vol. 3: 14
"Glasagh aboe," a war-song of the graves of Courtstown [in Gaelic], with translation into English and explanatory notes
undated
Vol. 3: 15
St. Herbert's cell: a legend of Derwentwater, by Percy B. St. John.
1847-01
Vol. 3: 16

Printed in The North of England Sketchbook and Magazine, vol.1, no. 1

Account of the Rebellion in 1715, particulars respecting the Lords and othes who were tried on account of the Rebellion in the year 1715
undated
Vol. 3: 17

Printed in the New Newgate Calendar

Further notes concerning the Rebellion of 1715: The Derwentwater deeds and how the late Earl hid them, how they were later discovered and sent to London, how Sir Charles escaped from prison and years later was identified
1823-12
Vol. 3: 18

Printed in The Local Antiquary no. 2

Print: Capheaton, Northumberland, drawn by Miss E. Swinburne and engraved by W. R. Smith with the following annotation: The Seat of Sir John Edward Swinburne, Bar. London: W. H. Reid
1818 June 1
Vol. 3: 19
An account of the manor and township of Capheaton in the Parish of Whelpington, and County of Northumberland [extracted from Mr. Hodgson's History of Northumberland, vol. 1, part 2]. Newcastle: Edward Walker
1826
Vol. 3: 20
The Witches Glen: a legend of Tyne; or, the last days of the Earl of Derwentwater, 2nd ed. North Shields: R. Harrison
1849
Vol. 3: 21
History of the Earl of Derwentwater. Newcastle: W. and T. Fordyce
undated
Vol. 3: 22
History of the Earl of Derwentwater. Newcastle upon Tyne: John Ross
undated
Vol. 3: 23
The history of the Earl of Derwentwater, containing his life, trial, sentence, and execution... also a copy of pathetic verses. Newcastle Upon Tyne: John Gilbert
undated
Vol. 3: 24
Print: Derwentwater, Cumberland, by Blacklock and Meason [vol. 2: 40]
undated
Vol. 3: 25
Derwentwater (a fragment), from Cromek's Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway song, including a brief summary of the Rebellion, the Earl's fate, and the verse for the song
undated
Vol. 3: 26
Dilston Hall: a print [vol. 2: 53] and a poem about the late Earl, the poem was originally published with a different print title "A perspective view of Dilston Hall, once the seat of the unforunate James Earl of Derwent-Water [vol. 2: 44]; following the poem is a brief historical note taken from Hodgson's History of Northumberland, vol. 8
undated
Vol. 3: 27
Clipping, containing information relative to the discovery of Radcliffe deeds and papers in June 1766
undated
Vol. 3: 28
Print: The Radcliff coat of arms
undated
Vol. 3: 29
Ballad of Lord Derwentwater, with a print of the remains of Dilston Tower by an unidentified artist, and the letter to Mr. Urban which accompanied the ballad signed G. G. The ballad originally appeared in Gentleman's Magazine for June 1825
1825
Vol. 3: 30
Lines by a lady, on seeing the coffins of the Earls of Derwentwater in their vault at Dilston [signed M.J. in Gateshead Observer]
undated
Vol. 3: 31
Clipping announcing the death on December 31, 1731, of the son of the late unfortunate James Earl of Derwentwater
1731
Vol. 3: 32
Note that Charles Radcliffe was beheaded on Tower Hill, London, December 8, 1746; and details regarding his apprehension [includes print of the Radcliffe coat of arms]
undated
Vol. 3: 33
Notice that in May 1767, workmen were ordered by the Governor of Greenwich Hospital to begin taking down part of the ruins of Dilston Hall
1767
Vol. 3: 34
Notice of the discovery in September 1783 of several old and valuable coins in the foundation of a house previously belonging to the Earl of Derwentwater
undated
Vol. 3: 35
Notice of a bill which received Royal approval on June 13, 1749, concerning the estate of the late Earl of Derwentwater and his brother Charles Radcliffe, and providing for raising money out of the estate for the relief of children of Charles Radcliffe [from the Gentleman's Magazine], with a print of Langley Castle in Northumberland
1749
Vol. 3: 36
Clipping concerning the late Earl of Derwentwater and the strange circumstances surrounding his burial
1839
Vol. 3: 37
Death notice of a former servant (age 103) pf the late Earl of Derwentwater
1826 Aug. 22
Vol. 3: 38
Advertisement for a two volume work, Derwentwater: a tale of 1715... including two very favorable reviews of the book from Atlas and the Globe
1831 Apr. 9
Vol. 3: 39
Later advertisement for Derwentwater: A tale of 1715
1831 May 7
Vol. 3: 40
Small print of Radcliffe coat of arms
undated
Vol. 3: 41
Article: A.D. 1715, an account of the unsuccessful rebellion in that year
undated
Vol. 3: 42
Visit to Dilston Hall: its fine situation, narrative of the concern of the Earl of Derwentwater in the Rebellion of 1715, his execution and farewell, including copies of two letter addressed to the first Earl of Derwentwater, and a copy of a letter written by Charles Radcliffe from the Tower of London, the night before his execution in 1746 for his participation in the Rebellion of 1715; with annotation at the conclusion as follows: written by Hannah Eliz., wife of John Grey of Dilston House, Esq. London: Manning and Mason
undated
Vol. 3: 43
Dilston Hall, or memoirs of the Right Honorable James Radcliffe, Earl of Derwentwater, a martyr in the Rebellion of 1715. To which is added, a visit to Ramburgh Castle, with an account of Lord Crewe's charities, and a memoir of the noble founder, forming the second series of descriptive and historical notices of Northumbrian churches and castles, written by William Sidney Gibson, Esq. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
1850
Vol. 3: 44
Print: The Right Hon. James Radcliffe, Earl of Derwentwarer, beheaded 24th February 1716, from a painting by Kneller
undated
Vol. 3: 45
Print: Chair formerly belonging to Lady Derwentwater now in the possession of P. H. Howard, Esq., of Corby Castle, M.P., done by Day and Son, lithographers
undated
Vol. 3: 46
Print: View in the River-Glen, below Dilston Castle, by Day and Son, lithographers
undated
Vol. 3: 47
Print: Banks of the Divelswater, The Lord's Hill, by Day and Son, lithographers
Vol. 3: 48
Print: Preston, Lancashire, by T. Geswick and J. Carter
undated
Vol. 3: 49
Manuscript: Observations on Mr. William Sidney Gibson's visit to Dilston, by William Garrett, with additional comments on other books concerning the Radcliffe family
undated
Vol. 3: 50
A second collection of quick marches with basses, as performed by the Guards, Light Horse, and other regiments collected by Capt. Robert Hindel and humbly dedicated to the Right Honorable Lady Francis Radcliffe. London: C. and S. Thompson
ca.1775
Vol. 3: 51
The Dilston waltzes, composed and dedicated to Mrs. Grey by S. W. Ketelle. London: Jefferys and Nelson
undated
Vol. 3: 52

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Cite as: John Fenwick Collection of Radcliffiana (MS 989). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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  • Derwentwater, Francis, Earl of, 1625-1697
  • Derwentwater, James Radcliffe, Earl of, 1689-1716
  • Estates (Law)--England
  • Jacobite Rebellion, 1715
  • Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746
  • Northumberland (England)--History

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