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The Leigh family papers is a collection of letters, poems and manuscripts of six generations of the Leigh family of Adlestrop mainly concerning family matters and the society in which they lived.
The Leigh family, descended from Sir Thomas Leigh, Lord Mayor of London for Queen Elizabeth I, were a long-established family in Adlestrop in Gloucestershire. They were connected by marriage to many other wealthy families in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, including the Dukes of Chandos and the Austens. The Leighs of Adlestrop were Jane Austen’s maternal relatives.
53 items, plus the album
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