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Parkin family papers

Parkin family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Parkin family papers
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1687-1772
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3333
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Sir John Bright (bap. 1619, d. 1688), parliamentarian officer and landowner, was baptized on 14 October 1619, the third but only surviving son of Stephen Bright (1583-1642), of Carbrook, Yorkshire, and his first wife, Joan Westby (d. 1633), daughter of George Westby of Whaley, Derbyshire. Bright came from humble origins. His grandfather was a yeoman farmer and one of his great-uncles a husbandman. The family's rise in wealth and status during the early seventeenth century was largely the work of Bright's father, who used the profits from his office as bailiff of the earls of Arundel in the Sheffield area to help purchase lands worth about ℗Đ600 a year. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website. ( Retrieved 12/7/2009.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of legal documents from England dated 1687-1772. Documents include bank papers, the will of John Parkin, a bill of land sale signed by Kennyon Parker, a printed form concerning a debt which is signed by William Parkin, and papers concerning land transfers by John Bright and the Bright family.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Parkin family papers, ms3333, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bank statements.
Bills of sale.
Bonds (negotiable instruments)
Bright family
Debt -- England.
Parker, Kennyon
Parkin, John, active 1769 -- Will
Parkin, Wm., active 1757
Real property -- England.

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