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Fenwick, John

John Fenwick Collection of Radcliffiana

1601-1853
3 vols. 1 linear feet
Call no.: MS 989
Depiction of The case of the six lords condemned for high treason
The case of the six lords condemned for high treason

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.

Provenance unknown

Subjects

Estates (Law)--EnglandJacobite Rebellion, 1715Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746Northumberland (England)--History

Contributors

Derwentwater, Francis, Earl of, 1625-1697Derwentwater, James Radcliffe, Earl of, 1689-1716

Types of material

Genealogies (Histories)MapsPrints