Shrewsbury and Waterford is the premier Earldom in the United Kingdom, dating to 1442 when the celebrated warrior John Talbot was created the first Earl of Shrewsbury. In 1445 he was also made first Earl of Waterford. The 17th Earl, Bertram Arthur Talbot (1832 - 1856), died unmarried as a young man. The 17th Earl believed himself to be the last descendant in the male line of the first Earl and consequently had willed his extensive property to a son of the Duke of Norfolk. However, a male Talbot heir did in fact exist, his very distant kinsman, or more precisely, his 10th cousin once removed: Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, 3rd Earl Talbot of Hensol, who was descended from a younger son of John, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, who had died in 1460. The 3rd Earl Talbot's claim to the Earldom of Shrewsbury and to the Earldom of Waterford was allowed by the Committee for Priveleges in 1858, and consequently Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot became the 18th Earl of Shrewsbury.
The 18th Earl had an eventful naval career. He entered the Royal Navy in 1817; became a Lieutenant in 1824; Commander in 1826; Captain in 1827 (the result of his distinguished command of the "Philomel" at the battle of Navarino, 20 October, 1827); Rear-Admiral in 1854; Vice Admiral in 1865: and finally Admiral in 1865. He was also M. P. for South Staffordshgire from 1837 until 1849, and Naval A. D. C. to Queen Victoria (1852 - 54). As Hereditary High Steward of Ireland, he took part in the installation of the Prince of Wales as a K. P. at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, in 1868. He married in 1828 Sarah Elizabeth Beresford (1807 - 1884), only daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Waterford. Her mother was Susanna Hussey, only daughter and heir of George Carpenter, 2nd Earl of Tyrconnel. The 18th Earl of Shrewsbury died at Newbattle Abbey, the home of his daughter and son-in-law, the 8th Marquess of Lothian.
After the death of the 18th Earl, he was succeeded by his eldest son, Charles John Chetwynd-Talbot (1830 - 1877), the 19th Earl. This was the first time in over 200 years, since the death of the 11th Earl in 1667, that the title of Earl of Shrewsbury had passed from father to son.
The Papers deal with various trusts that had been set up by the 18th Earl for his widow and younger children, the siblings of the 19th Earl, namely:
I - Admiral Hon. Walter Cecil Carpenter (1834 - 1904) who like his father was a noted sailor and Naval A. D. C. to Queen Victoria (1880 - 82). He entered the Navy in 1847 and served in the Baltic and Crimean Wars. He was also M. P. for County Waterford (1859 - 95). He assumed the name of Carpenter by Royal License when he inherited the Tyrconnel property of his grandmother, the Countess of Tyrconnel. For a full account of his life see Who Was Who.
II - Major General Hon. Sir Reginald Arthur James Talbot (1841 - 1929) had both a distinguished political and military career. He sat as an M. P. for Stafford (1869 - 74). He also served in the Zulu War (1879); in the Egyptian Campaign (1882); and in the Nile Expedition (1884 - 5), where he was mentioned in dispatches. Later he was Military Attache in Paris (1889 - 95); in command of the Calvary Brigade at Aldershot (1896 - 99); and commanded the army of occupation in Egypt (1899 - 1903). His final tour of duty was as Governor of Victoria, Australia (1904 - 08). For a full account of his life see Who Was Who.
III - Hon. Alfred Talbot (1848 - 19?) attended Christ Church Oxford, and married the Hon. Emily Augusta Louisa de Grey, daughter of the 5th Baron Walsingham.
IV - To a lesser extent the trusts also affected his daughters: Lady Constance Harriett Talbot (1836 - 1901), Marchionness of Lothian, who married her first cousin, the 8th Marquess of Lothian, the noted book collector and Roxburghe Club member; Lady Gertrude Frances Talbot (1840 - 1906), Countess of Pembroke, wife of the 13th Earl of Pembroke; and Lady Adelaide Talbot (1844 - 19?), Countess Brownlow, wife of the 3rd Earl of Brownlow. For more information on the above named daughters see The Complete Peerage.
The manner in which the trusts had been set up would involve Talbot family members in more than 15 years of unpleasant litigation, from the time of the 18th Earl's death in 1868 to final settlements in 1886. Shortly after the Earl's death Hon. Reginald Talbot brought suit against his brother, the 19th Earl to have the wills and trusts of their father brought into execution. This would be an on-going proceeding known as Talbot v. Shrewsbury, which was also revived when the 19th Earl died in 1877. In addition, in 1877 a suit was brought by Praed & Co. against Anna Theresa, Countess Shrewsbury, widow of the 19th Earl, for the administration of the estate of her husband. this was known as Praed v. Shrewsbury, and sometimes referred to as the "Adminstration Suit".
However, the suits that are the main focus of the Papers are those of Shrewsbury v. Talbot and Lothian v. Talbot. The 18th Earl had made two of his brothers, Rev. the Hon. George Gustavus Chetwynd-Talbot (1810 - 1896), 5th son of the 2nd Earl Talbot, and Rev. the Hon. William Whitworth Chetwynd-Talbot (1814 - 1888), 6th son of the 2nd Earl Talbot, trustees of the two trusts: the Ingestre Trust and the Shrewsbury Trust. The trustees, both vicars and not necessarily suited to overseeing trusts, were deceived for many years as to the actual state of the trusts by their solicitor, Henry S. Smith of the Strand, who conducted the bulk of the accounting and administration. In a letter to Admiral Carpenter, dated 3 November 1884 (Box 1, Folder 17), John Topham, a solicitor for the Shrewsbury family, recounts the unfortunate history of the trusts:
"It is perfectly true that your warm hearted father [the 18th Earl] with affectionate feelings to his six brothers, provided in his will, that, after [sterling]44,000 was paid to his younger children (from a settlement he made of [sterling]20,000 and [sterling]24,000 out of his estate) a sum of [sterling]9,000 should be paid in certain shares among his six brothers. When he died there was ample property to have raised at all events the [sterling]44,000, but as you know to gain the costs, the advisors of your eldest brother, the late Earl, took all power out of your hands as an executor, and kept the control of the estate in their hands by instituting the Administration Suit. They having the conducting of the suit and the control of your father's estate, you were powerless. After some ten years of litigation, we at last got the claims before the Court, for the furniture at Alton and Ingestre; the Colliery Plant; and the large sum due to his estate for Apportioned Rents at his death, when the late Earl's estate was declared insolvent and some [sterling]10,000 or [sterling]12,000 only paid from it. Your uncles were trustees under the [sterling]20,000 settlement. They placed the Trust in Mr. Smith's hands and for years no account could be obtained from him and could only have been obtained by filing a Bill against your uncles which you declined to do, preferring rather to submit to the loss. I was always under the perfect conviction that the estate was more than sufficient to have paid your [sterling]44,000 had it been properly managed, and after the heavy cost of the long protracted litigation all paid out of the estate, the Advisors of the late Earl, on the other hand, always asserting that there was only sufficient to pay the debts in full. I always considered that the younger children were most unjustly dealt with, in being deprived of the money they were entitled to and which really was theirs on your father's death. Of course, when the younger children have not been paid their [sterling]44,000 there cannot be anything for your uncles."
Lothian v. Talbot was brought in 1884 by the Marchionness of Lothian against her uncles, the Revs. and Honbles. George and William Talbot, and on behalf of the younger children, and Shrewsbury v. Talbot was brought in the same year by the 20th Earl Shrewsbury against his uncles and Henry Smith. Both of these suits were brought in order finally to settle the two trusts. In Shrewsbury v. Talbot the trustees are charged with wilful default and having "wasted the estate and allowed moneys to lie idlein their hands or in the hands of the solicitor." Smith himself is charged with having "intermeddled in the trusts and has received considerable sums on behalf of the trustees and carried them to his private account at his bankers' and made use of the same as if it were his own moneys."
Finally in March of 1886, after years of mismanagement of the trusts, the two trustees, the Revs. and Honbles. George and William Talbot, removed Smith as their solicitor and retained the firm of Pemberton & Garth to act on their behalf. They had tried everything with the man as revealed in a letter, dated 14 December 1885 ( and typically marked "not sent"), which the long suffering Rev. and Hon. William Talbot wrote to Smith: "I would go to great lengths upon the score of the friendship which has existed for many years between us, to avoid the scandal, but I must distinctly give you to understand that my own honour will compel me to submit this case to the Board of which I am a Member, and of which you are the Solicitor - unless I get, from you an explicit and satisfactory solution of a question which prima facie at least involves a downright fraud upon us Trustees."
Pemberton & Garth were able to arrange compromises in both suits, but the trustees had to pay costs and were forced to acknowledge wilful default. A small blessing was that Smith was disbarred, but it cannot be determined if he was ever prosecuted for fraud. The story itself, of two caring but incompetent trustees (both men of the cloth) being duped out of a large fortune by their unscrupulous solicitor, is a tale worthy of Dickens or, at least, Trollope. An interesting novel could be based on the cases involved in this archive.
The Collection is made up of Talbot family papers that had been in the keeping of Smith; Smith's own files dealing with the trusts; and the Pemberton & Garth files dealing with the trusts and suits. Pemberton & Garth had requested a court order to force Smith to hand over to their firm the various relevant documents in his possession, which was done, and thus this important collection was brought together.
There is a long exchange of letters between Rev. the Hon. George Talbot and his brother Rev. the Hon. William Talbot, and between each of them with Henry Smith, Pemberton & Garth, and Woodward and McCleod, Smith's accountants. There are also letters by both Admiral Walter Carpenter and Major General Reginald Talbot as well as letters by both the 19th Earl of Shrewsbury and the 20th Earl. Of perhaps particular interest is a large vellum deed signed by various family members regarding Arthur Chetwynd-Talbot, a brother of the 18th Earl. There are also several attractive watercolor plans of trust properties.
This collection would be of importance for any history of the Talbot family and the Shrewsbury and Talbot peerages, the former being, as noted above, the premier Earldom of England. It would also be of value for any biographical study of the various noted individuals mentioned above; for any history of Staffordshire county; for studies of the English legal system, particularly the Trustee Relief Act as well as for any work done on 19th century British culture. As mentioned earlier, it would be of great utility to a writer of historical novels set in Victorian England.
Number of Boxes: 1
Extent: 3.0 linear feet
Provenance: Gift of Frederick B. Scheetz and Nicholas B. Scheetz, 1987
Date Span: February 16, 1856 - July 16, 1888
Processed by: Michael J. North
Date: October 24, 1988
Box 1 Folder 1
Date span: 2 Feb 1867 - 4 Oct 1867
Description: 1 letter from G. G. Talbot and 2 business receipts signed by John Topham.
Box 1 Folder 2
Date span: 28 Mar 1868 - 28 Oct 1868
Description: 4 printed receipts and 4 letters. Includes 2 ALSs from G. G. Talbot. Mostly regarding business transactions.
Box 1 Folder 3
Date span: 5 Feb 1869 - 29 Oct 1869
Description: 31 letters, most of which are to Henry Smith, many asking about the status of various accounts. 8 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 2 ALSs from John Topham.
Box 1 Folder 4
1870 - 1871, Correspondence
Date span: 13 Apr 1870 - 25 May 1871
Description: 1 ALS from John Topham to Henry Smith asking for the status of certain accounts. 1 handwritten receipt.
Box 1 Folder 5
Date span: 14 Nov 1872 - 11 Dec 1872
Description: 4 ALSs regarding business. Copies of letters from W. W. Talbot and G. G. Talbot to Henry Smith.
Box 1 Folder 6
Date span: 26 Jun 1873
Description: 1 ALS to Henry Smith from a law firm regarding the Ingestre Trust.
Box 1 Folder 7
Date span: 6 Jan 1874 - 21 Dec 1874
Description: 4 letters to Henry Smith regarding trhe Shrewsbury Trust. Includes 2 ALSs from John Topham.
Box 1 Folder 8
Date span: 9 May 1875 - 8 Nov 1875
Description: 2 ALSs from the 19th Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Smith regarding business. Includes the following items:
ALS from the 19th Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Smith.
9 May 1875
ALS from the 19th Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Smith.
8 Nov 1875
Box 1 Folder 9
Date span: 24 Feb 1876 - 18 Dec 1876
Description: 34 letters to Henry Smith. Many letters regarding usual business, but letters in October, 1876 begin to discuss Talbot v. Shrewsbury. 2 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 2 ALSs from John Topham.
Box 1 Folder 10
Date span: 1 Jun 1877 - 14 Dec 1877
Description: 17 letters, mostly regarding business. 5 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 2 copies of letters from Henry Smith, 8 ALSs from Bolam. Reference to Praed v. Shrewsbury.
Box 1 Folder 11
Date span: 16 Jan 1878 - 26 Sep 1878
Description: 24 letters mostly to Henry Smith, mainly regarding business. 21 ALSs from Bolam, 1 ALS from Henry Smith. Reference to Talbot v. Shrewsbury and the Brereton Colliery.
Box 1 Folder 12
Date span: 6 Jan 1879 - 31 Dec 1879
Description: 61 letters mostly to Henry Smith. Many letters regard general business, but most regard Talbot v. Shrewsbury either directly or indirectly. 6 ALSs from Henry Smith, 7 ALSs from Adm. Carpenter to G. G. Talbot, 16 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 2 ALSs from Topham, 5 ALSs from Bolam.
Box 1 Folder 13
Date span: 13 Jan 1880 - 24 Dec 1880
Description: 31 letters mostly to Henry Smith regarding general business and Talbot v. Shrewsbury. 10 ALSs from Bolam, 4 ALS from G. G. Talbot, 1 ALS from Henry Smith.
Box 1 Folder 14
Date span: 3 Jan 1881 - 28 Dec 1881
Description: 20 letters mostly to Henry Smith regarding business. 6 ALSs from Bolam, 1 ALS from the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury. Includes the following items:
ALS from the 20th Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Smith.
14 Dec 1881
Box 1 Folder 15
Date span: 5 Jan 1882 - 20 Dec 1882
Description: 21 letters mostly to Henry Smith regarding business, much discussion of final settlement of the Shrewsbury account. 1 ALS from G. G. Talbot. Includes the following items:
ALS from the 20th Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Smith.
25 Jan 1882
ALS from the 20th Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Smith.
4 Feb 1882
ALS from the 20th Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Smith.
14 Feb 1882
ALS from the 20th Earl of Shrewsbury to Henry Smith.
28 Apr 1882
Box 1 Folder 16
Date span: 8 Jan 1883 - 3 Nov 1883
Description: 21 letters mostly to Henry Smith. Many letters demand information from Smith, and when he does not comply, a writ is issued against him by Thomas Wilkins, lawyer to the Earl of Shrewsbury. 8 ALSs from Thomas Wilkins, 4 ALSs form G. G. Talbot.
Box 1 Folder 17
Date span: 7 Feb 1884 - 22 Nov 1884
Description: 41 letters, many discussing history of the Shrewsbury Trusts, including a letter from Adm. Carpenter to G. G. Talbot explaining why he is suing him. 8 ALSs from Carpenter, 4 ALSs from Henry Smith, 15 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 4 ALSs from W. W. Talbot, 2 ALSs from John Talbot.
Box 1 Folder 18
Date span: 24 Feb 1885 - 29 Dec 1885
Description: 21 letters, many discussing Lothian v. Talbot. ADS from Smith stating that the Trustees are not responsible for court costs to the Trusts, discussing of documents falsified by Smith. 11 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 4 ALSs from W. W. Talbot, 2 ALSs from Smith.
Box 1 Folder 19
January - March, 1886, Correspondence
Date span: 1 Jan 1886 - 31 Mar 1886
Description: 54 letters, mostly referring to problems with the Shrewsbury Trusts, Shrewsbury v. Talbot, Lothian v. Talbot. 12 ALSs from W. W. Talbot, 22 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 5 ALSs from Henry Smith.
Box 1 Folder 20
April - June, 1886, Correspondence
Date span: 1 Apr 1886 - 30 Jun 1886
Description: 46 letters, mostly regarding Shrewsbury v. Talbot, Lothian v. Talbot, Smith's disbarment. Reference to W. W. Talbot's severe illness, as his wife writes letters for him. Most letters to Pemberton & Garth. 12 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 4 ALSs from W. W.Talbot, 3 ALSs from Henry Smith, 2 ALSs from Mrs. W. W. Talbot.
Box 1 Folder 21
July - September, 1886, Correspondence
Date span: 2 Jul 1886 - 6 Sep 1886
Description: 19 letters mostly regarding Shrewsbury v. Talbot, Lothian v. Talbot. Most letters to Pemberton & Garth. 3 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 2 ALSs from Henry Smith.
Box 1 Folder 22
October - December, 1886, Correspondence
Date span: 15 Oct 1886 - 30 Dec 1886
Description: 21 letters mostly regarding Shrewsbury v. Talbot, Lothian v. Talbot. Most letters to Pemberton & Garth. 2 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 2 ALSs from W. W. Talbot.
Box 1 Folder 23
Date span: 1 Jan 1887 - 26 Feb 1887
Description: 20 letters mostly regarding Shrewsbury v. Talbot, Lothian v. Talbot. Most letters to Pemberton & Garth. W. W. Talbot's severe illness is discussed, and his wife writes for him. 2 ALSs from G. G. Talbot, 2 ALSs from Mrs. W. W. Talbot.
Box 1 Folder 24
Date span: 16 Jul 1888
Description: 1 brief ALS regarding Lothian v. Talbot from the plaintiff's lawyer to Pemberton & Garth.
Box 1 Folder 25
Date span: undated
Description: 10 undated letters. Includes receipts signed by each of the brothers and sisters of the 19th Earl of Shrewsbury, 2 ALS from G. G. Talbot.
Box 1 Folder 26
Carpenter, Admiral Walter C. - Copies of Correspondence
Date span: 27 Jun 1879 - 24 Sep 1879
Description: 11 copies of letters, some from Adm. Walter C. Carpenter to his uncles and lawyers, but many from his uncles to Henry Smith. All regard the Shrewsbury Trusts and Talbot v. Shrewsbury.
Box 1 Folder 27
Smith, Henry - Copied Correspondence (Originals)
Date span: 17 Dec 1879 - 22 May 1886
Description: 66 letters to Henry Smith from Hadden & Woodward, accountants for the Shrewsbury Trusts, and from Walker, Martineau & Co., lawyers to other members of the Talbot family. A few letters from G. G. Talbot. Copies of many of these letters are in Folder 28, Box 1.
Box 1 Folder 28
Smith, Henry - Copies of Correspondence
Date span: 30 Oct 1868 - 15 Apr 1882
Description: Handwritten copies of over a hundred letters to Henry Smith from Walker, Martineau & Co., John Topham, and Hadden & Woodward, his accountants. The originals of many of these letters are in folder 27, box 1. One set of letters regards Lothian v. Talbot.
Box 1 Folder 29
Talbot, Arthur C. - Marriage Settlement
Date span: 26 Jul 1862
Description: A copy of the marriage settlement for Arthur C. Talbot and Harriet Aston.
Box 1 Folder 30
Talbot, Arthur C. - Trust Deeds, etc.
Date span: 16 Feb 1856 - 23 Sep 1862
Description: Copies of 4 documents regarding Arthur C. Talbot: 2 trust deeds, a transfer of a mortgage policy from Thomas Salt to Arthur C. Talbot, and a life insurance policy.
Box 1 Folder 31
Pembroke, Gertrude F. Talbot (Countess) - Marriage Settlement
Date span: 18 Aug 1874
Description: A copy of the marriage settlement for Gertrude F. Talbot to the Earl of Pembroke.
Box 1 Folder 32
Casterleagh, Theresa Talbot (Countess) - Marriage Settlement
Date span: 1 Oct 1875
Description: A copy of the marriage settlement for Lady Theresa Talbot and the Viscount of Casterleagh.
Box 1 Folder 33
Shrewsbury, Earl of (18th) - Initial Indenture, etc.
Date span: 27 Sep 1858
Description: 4 copies of the initial indenture of the 18th Earl of Shrewsbury labelled, "Appointment of Trustees..."
Box 1 Folder 34
Shrewsbury Trust Settlement of 1865
Date span: 6 Jul 1865 - 18 May 1868
Description: 3 copies made at different times of the settlement of the Shrewsbury Trust dated July 6, 1865. 3 copies of the Assignment of the Hayes Colliery plant and machinery. 2 other brief documents concerning the settlement of the Trust.
Box 1 Folder 35
20th Earl of Shrewsbury - Agreement with Countess
Date span: 14 Nov 1881
Description: 2 copies of an extract of an agreement between Charles Henry J. Talbot, the 20th Earl of Shrewsbury, and his mother, Anna Theresa, Countess of Shrewsbury concerning the will of the 19th Earl of Shrewsbury.
Box 1 Folder 36
Shrewsbury Estates - Mortgages
Date span: Nov 1865 - 26 Jan 1874
Description: 6 documents regarding the mortgages of various properties in the Shrewsbury Estate.
Box 1 Folder 37
Shrewsbury Estates - Exchanges
Date span: 31 Aug 1877 - 9 May 1878
Description: 5 documents concerning the exchange of properties in the Shrewsbury Estate and an annexation to the Estate in 1878. Includes a sketch of certain property lines.
Box 1 Folder 38
Shrewsbury Estates - Stocks
Date span: 25 Apr 1868 - 24 Dec 1886
Description: 5 documents regarding stock held by the Shrewsbury Estate.
Box 2 Folder 1
Shrewsbury Estates - Brereton Colliery Lease
Date span: 15 Jun 1877 - 8 Aug 1877
Description: 2 documents concerning the leasing of the Brereton Colliery by the Shrewsbury Estate.
Box 2 Folder 2
Shrewsbury Estates - Brickhouse Farm
Date span: 21 Nov 1864 - 16 Jan 1880
Description: 9 documents concerning the leasing of the Brickhouse Farm by the Shrewsbury Estate. Includes a sketch of the property lines of Little Ingestre.
Box 2 Folder 3
Shrewsbury Estates - Fees Made to Henry Smith
Date span: 11 Jun 1877 - Nov 1881
Description: 2 documents showing some charges by Henry Smith to the Shrewsbury Estate and 1 document showing charges from another, unknown lawyer (not Smith).
Box 2 Folder 4
Shrewsbury Estates - Opinions
Date span: 10 Dec 1872 - 24 May 1879
Description: 8 copies of opinions on the Shrewsbury Estates all given by William H. Townsend, most are undated and the exact cases they involve are not clear.
Box 2 Folder 5
Shrewsbury Estates - Miscellaneous
Date span: 17 Jan 1879 - 1880
Description: 2 "affidavits of execution of deeds" and a lease for Hopton (Farm), including a sketch of the property lines.
Box 2 Folder 6
Praed v. Shrewsbury
Date span: 7 Mar 1881
Description: 1 "order confirming agreement and payment of fund" for the case, Praed v. Shrewsbury.
Box 2 Folder 7
Talbot v. Shrewsbury - Complaint, Admissions, etc.
Date span: 25 Jul 1868 - 1880
Description: 6 documents concerning Talbot v. Shrewsbury including: 1 bill of complaint, 2 admissions and 2 copies of a draft certificate.
Box 2 Folder 8
Talbot v. Shrewsbury - Opinion and Agreements
Date span: 22 Feb 1881 - 7 Jul 1882
Description: 2 copies of a conditonal agreement for compromise of the suit, 2 copies of the case for the opinion of the judge.
Box 2 Folder 9
Talbot v. Shrewsbury - Ingestre Trust Accounts
Date span: 28 Aug 1869 - 4 Jul 1879
Description: 8 account logs, most of which are labelled "Ingestre Trust....Talbot v. Shrewsbury." 1 is also labelled "Lothian v. Talbot", 1 is unlabelled.
Box 2 Folder 10
Lothian v. Talbot - Pleadings
Date span: 9 May 1884 - 5 Jun 1885
Description: 2 copies of the original statement of claim, 2 ammended copies, and 2 re-ammended copies for the case, Lothian v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 11
Lothian v. Talbot - Summonses
Date span: 20 May 1884 - 17 Mar 1886
Description: 16 summonses for various hearings of Lothian v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 12
Lothian v. Talbot - Statement of Defense #1
Date span: 4 Jun 1884
Description: 21 typeset copies and one handwritten draft of the statement of defense for Lothian v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 13
Lothian v. Talbot - Statement of Defense #2
Date span: 26 Jul 1884
Description: 25 typeset copies of the ammended statement of defense for Lothian v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 14
Lothian v. Talbot - Affidavits
Date span: 17 Jun 1884 - 28 Jul 1885
Description: 8 affidavits and drafts of affidavits for Lothian v. Talbot. Includes the affidavits of Henry Smith, G. G. Talbot and W. W. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 15
Lothian v. Talbot - Briefs on the Trial
Date span: 27 Feb 1886
Description: 3 copies of briefs for Lothian v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 16
Lothian v. Talbot - Interrogatories
Date span: Nov 1884 - 9 Mar 1885
Description: 1 copy of orders for interrogatories and 3 copies of interrogatories for Lothian v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 17
Lothian v. Talbot - Answers
Date span: 9 Mar 1885 - 16 Mar 1885
Description: 16 copies of answers from defendants, 14 of which are typeset copies, for Lothian v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 18
Lothian v. Talbot - Notices
Date span: 22 Jul 1884 - 6 Mar 1886
Description: 15 notices for Lothian v. Talbot, including notices to admit facts, third party notices, notice of defendants refusing to admit facts, and a notice of change of solicitor.
Box 2 Folder 19
Lothian v. Talbot - Minutes of Order
Date span: 27 Jun 1885 - 18 Apr 1886
Description: 4 documents concerning minutes of order for Lothian v. Talbot, including proposed minutes of order and instructions to advise on minutes of order.
Box 2 Folder 20
Lothian v. Talbot - Correspondence
Date span: 3 Nov 1886 - 19 Nov 1886
Description: 8 copies of letters between Pemberton & Garth and Walker, Martineau & Co. concerning Lothian v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 21
Lothian v. Talbot - Miscellaneous
Date span: 16 Jan 1885 - 21 Nov 1886
Description: 9 documents concerning Lothian v. Talbot including a time table of events in the case, discontinuance against the Dowager Countess of Shrewsbury, instructions to settle a draft release and a final account of distribution of funds.
Box 2 Folder 22
Shrewsbury v. Talbot - Pleadings
Date span: 12 Aug 1884
Description: 4 typeset copies of the statement of claim for Shrewsbury v. Talbot, including a summons.
Box 2 Folder 23
Shrewsbury v. Talbot - Statement of Defense
Date span: 4 Jun 1884 - 10 Dec 1884
Description: 10 documents presented for the defense in Shrewsbury v. Talbot, including the statement of defense, the defense, the reply and the answers.
Box 2 Folder 24
Shrewsbury v. Talbot - Affidavits
Date span: 2 May 1885 - 22 May 1885
Description: 19 copies of affidavits filed by the plaintiff and the defendants for Shrewsbury v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 25
Shrewsbury v. Talbot - Summonses and Orders
Date span: 10 Jun 1884 - 21 May 1886
Description: 16 summonses and orders for Shrewsbury v. Talbot, including orders for delivery of accounts.
Box 2 Folder 26
Shrewsbury v. Talbot - Notices
Date span: 16 Jan 1885 - 6 Mar 1886
Description: 6 notices for Shrewsbury v. Talbot, including plaintiff's notice to produce, plaintiff's notice to inspect and admit and notice to produce passbook for plaintiff's inspection.
Box 2 Folder 27
Shrewsbury v. Talbot - Briefs, Minutes of Judgement
Date span: [1885?]
Description: 3 copies of briefs and 3 copies of proposed minutes of judgement for Shrewsbury v. Talbot, all undated.
Box 2 Folder 28
Shrewsbury v. Talbot - Trustees' Account
Date span: 21 Apr 1863 - 24 Jan 1874
Description: 1 copy of the trustees accounts from 1863 to 1874 drawn up for Shrewsbury v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 29
Shrewsbury v. Talbot - Receipts
Date span: 20 Dec 1881 - 6 May 1882
Description: 2 copies of "receipts of the Earl of Shrewsbury...for [sterling]5000..." for Shrewsbury v. Talbot.
Box 2 Folder 30
Shrewsbury v. Talbot - Miscellaneous
Date span: 13 May 1882 - 2 Aug 1886
Description: 5 miscellaneous documents for Shrewsbury v. Talbot, including acknowledgement by the Earl of Shrewsbury to the trustees and case to advise as within.
Aston, Harriett marriage 1: 29
Bolam, John ALS 1: 10 - 1: 14
Brereton Colliery lease 2: 1
-reference 1: 11
Brickhouse Farm documents 2: 2
Brownlow, Countess Adelaide Talbot ALS 1: 25
Carpenter, Adm. Walter C. ALS 1: 12
-- 1: 17
-- 1: 26
-- 1: 25
Casterleagh, Theresa Talbot marriage 1: 32
Casterleagh, Viscount of marriage 1: 32
Hayes Colliery reference 1: 34
Hopton (Farm) documents 2: 5
Little Ingestre documents 2: 2
Lothian v. Talbot documents 2: 9 - 2: 21 - reference 1: 18 - 1: 24
--1: 27 - 1: 28
Lothian, Marchioness Constance H. Talbot ALS1: 25
Pembroke, Earl of (13th) marriage 1: 31
Pembroke, Countess Gertrude F. Talbot ALS 1: 25
-marriage 1: 31
Praed v. Shrewsbury documents 2: 6
-reference 1: 10
Salt, Thomas ADS 1: 30
Shrewsbury Estate documents 1: 36 - 1: 38
-- 2: 1 - 2: 5
Shrewsbury v. Talbot documents 2: 22 - 2: 30
-reference 1: 19 - 2: 23
--1: 26 - 2: 27
Shrewsbury, Countess Anna Theresa documents 1: 35
- ALS 1: 14
Shrewsbury, Earl of (18th) documents 1: 33
Shrewsbury, Earl of (19th)ALS 1: 8
-documents 1: 35
Shrewsbury, Earl of (20th) ALS 1: 14 - 1: 15
- documents 1: 35
Smith, Henry documents 1: 18
-- 2: 3
-- 2: 14
- ALS 1: 5
--1: 10 - 1: 13
--1: 17 - 1: 21
- ALS to1: 3 - 1: 4
--1: 6 - 1: 11
--1: 13 - 1: 20
--1: 26 - 1: 28
Talbot v. Shrewsbury documents 2: 7 - 2: 9
-reference 1: 9
--1: 11 - 1: 13
-- 1: 17
Talbot, Alfred ALS 1: 25
Talbot, Arthur C. documents 1: 30
- marriage 1: 29
Talbot, George Gustavus ADS 2: 14
-ALS 1: 1 - 1: 3
-- 1: 5
--1: 9 - 1: 10
--1: 12 - 1: 13
--1: 15 - 1: 23
-- 1: 25
-- 1: 27
Talbot, Maj. Gen. Reginald A. ALS 1: 25
Talbot, William Whitworth ADS 2: 14
-ALS 1: 5
--1: 17 - 1: 20
-- 1: 22
Talbot, William Whitworth, Mrs. ALS 1: 20
-- 1: 23
Topham, John ALS 1: 1
--1: 3 - 1: 4
-- 1: 7
-- 1: 9
-- 1: 12
-- 1: 17
-ALS copies 1: 28
Wilkins, Thomas ALS 1: 16