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Inventory of the Herbert Family Papers, 1667-1780
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Collection of personal and business papers of Thomas Herbert (d.1712) of Whittlebury, Northamptonshire, and of his son, Edmund Herbert, of Gray's Inn (d.1769). From 1672 to 1712 Thomas Herbert served as bailiff on the estates near Whittlebury of Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington; his daughter, Isabella, and her husband, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton, who became Ranger of Whittlebury (or Whittlewood) Forest in 1685; and Charles FitzRoy, 2d Duke of Grafton, who became Forest Ranger in 1712. A detailed history of Whittlebury Forest may be found in George Baker's History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton (London, 1836-1841), II, 70-86. It is interesting that this forest, situated between Towcester, Stony Stratford, and Lillingstone Dayrell, adjoins to the southwest the area of Stowe, Bucks., for which the Library has so many early deeds, manorial records, etc.
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