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Temple family addenda
mssHM 46350-46536  
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Correspondence and documents relating to Lady Hester (Sandys) Temple and her husband Sir Thomas Temple and the management of their estates.
The Temple Family Addenda, which is separate from the Stowe Collection, deals chiefly with the affairs of Lady Hester (Sandys) Temple (1569-1656) and her husband Sir Thomas Temple, 1st Bart. of Stowe (1567-1637). Sir Thomas, the son of John Temple, studied at Lincoln’s Inn, served as a Member of Parliament (1588-89), succeeded to his father’s estates in 1603, and was knighted in the same year. He purchased a baronetcy and served as Sheriff of Oxfordshire (1606-07), Buckinghamshire (1616-17), and Warwickshire (1620-21). About 1595, Sir Thomas married Hester, the daughter of Miles Sandys of Buckinghamshire. She was active in the management of the Temple estates, in numerous lawsuits, and in the care of their fifteen children.
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