Guide to the Hussey Family Papers and Documents M1418

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
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Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: French
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Hussey family papers and documents
source: Esclafer de la Rode, Patrick
creator: Hussey family
Identifier/Call Number: M1418
Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet : 3 small flat boxes, 1 map folder
Date (inclusive): circa 1744-1812
Language of Material: Nearly all documents are in French, with small amounts of English and Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased, 2003. Accession 2003-324.

Biographical / Historical

Irish loyalists who came to France in the 18th century to serve the French king, the Hussey family integrated themselves into the French nobility through military service, commercial activities, marriage, and the purchase of lands. Miles Hussey, the patriarch, died during the Revolution; his son was an emigre.

Scope and Contents

Genealogical information and other testimony about the family's story, as well as a detailed inventory of the Hussey property that demonstrates the wealth that this immigrant family accumulated by their military service and business enterprises.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

France -- History.
Esclafer de la Rode, Patrick
Hussey family


Series 1. Family documents and titles

Box 1, Folder 2

Certificate of nobility 1784

box 3, folder 1

Extract of parish register. 1 leaf, broken red wax seal 1770

box 3, folder 1

Extract of parish register. 1 leaf, broken red wax seal 1767

box 3, folder 1

Extract of parish register. 1 leaf

box 3, folder 1

Extract of parish register. 1 leaf 1784

box 3, folder 1

Marriage contract. 1 booklet, red, gold & blue ribbons 1756

box 3, folder 1

Unidentified document in Latin. 1 leaf 18th century

box 3, folder 1

Tax receipt. 1 leaf 1781

box 3, folder 1

Notarial certificates in French and English. 1 booklet, pink ribbon, red wax seal with pink ribbon, 2 paper seals

box 3, folder 1

[transcription of document/notes]. 1 leaf

box 3, folder 1

Inventory of documents for proof of nobility. 1 leaf

box 3, folder 1

Genealogical document in French & English


Series 2. Correspondence

box 2, folder 1

Envelope addressed to Monsieur Hussey, 1 envelope, 1 red wax seal

box 2, folder 1

Notes about Miles Hussey, 1 leaf

box 2, folder 1

Letter about a gratuity, 1 leaf August 1745

box 2, folder 1

Letter about a military commission, 1 leaf October 1744


Series 3. Court and Parliament documents

box 3, folder 2

Extract of Parliament Register, 1 booklet, vellum March 1788

box 1, folder 1

Court document, 1 leaf January 21, 1788

box 1, folder 1

Court document, 1 booklet An XI [1802]

box 1, folder 4

Court document, 1 leaf August 1812

box 1, folder 5

Court documents, accounting list, portrait "Duport Dutertre," 4 booklets, 2 leaves, tied together no date / An XII [1803]

box 2, folder 2

Court document about inheritance, 1 leaf An XII [1803]

box 2, folder 3

Court document about a minor and her guardians: " Conseil de famille pour la mineure Hussey," 1 leaf June 8, 1812


Series 4. Inventories of goods

box 1, folder 3

Inventory of goods after the death of M.Hussey. 1 booklet, 2 black ribbons An X [1801]

box 3, folder 3

Inventory of goods / Court document: "Etat et déclaration des biens meubles et immeubles du citoyen…Miles Hussey," 1 leaf An IV [1795]

box 3, folder 4

Inventory of goods and estate for M. Hussey: "Extrait des registres des délibérations de l'administration centrale…," 1 booklet An IV [1795]


Series 5. Unidentified documents

map-folder 4

Unidentified document and receipt, 2 leaves, metal pin no date / April 1784

box 2, folder 4

Unidentified document, 1 leaf. October 1787