Hotham, Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library Papers of the Hotham Family of Scorborough and South Dalton Catalogue Ref. DDHO; DDHO(2); DDHO(3) Creator(s): Hotham family of Scorborough and South Dalton, East Riding of Yorkshire [Access Conditions] Open [from Administrative History] The 2nd, 3rd and 4th baronet are under-represented in the family papers held at the Brynmor Jones Library. The 2nd baronet was born in 1632. As MP for Beverley in 1678, he was embroiled in the Exclusion Crisis, sitting on committees drawn up to prevent catholics sitting in parliament and to prevent a catholic succession to the throne. Eventually he felt insecure enough to leave the country, returning with William of Orange on 5 November 1688. Upon his return he received professions of support for William III from eight leading citizens of Hull and the citizens of both Hull and Beverley were keen to secure him as their member of parliament (DDHO/13/2b-2c). However, soon after his return, he died and was buried at South Dalton on 29 September 1689. The letters held to and from the 2nd baronet and his wife are at DDHO/13/1-2 and they indicate that he left much of the management of the family and estates, including the slightly acrimonious marriage settlement of their eldest son, to Lady Elizabeth Hotham nee Beaumont (b.1633), whom he had married in the early 1650s (Saltmarshe, chpt.iv; Stirling, The Hothams, i, chpt.v). [from Administrative History] Their eldest son, another John Hotham, born in 1655, succeeded his father as third baronet, but he and his wife Catherine did not conceive children and ultimately separated, his wife sueing for divorce in the consistory court in York in 1691 on the grounds of his impotence. After their separation, in 1687, Sir John Hotham transferred the reversion in fee to all the property included in his marriage settlement to his mother and she then arranged the reversion of the estates to his cousin, Charles Hotham, all three of his brothers having died in infancy. The various financial settlements between Elizabeth Hotham's son and his cousin are at DDHO/71/8-12 (Roebuck, Yorkshire baronets, pp.71-2). [from Administrative History] In addition to the papers of Sir Henry Hotham, the largest collection of papers of a female member of the Hotham family are those of his wife, Lady Frances Ann Juliana Hotham nee Rous, daughter of John Rous, the 1st earl of Stradbroke. About 50 of her letters from Admiralty House in Malta to her husband while he was at sea in the early 1830s are embedded amongst his papers at DDHO/7/42. However, the rest of her papers are scattered through the Hotham collection in the following places. Lady Frances Hotham kept a notebook and book of poems belonging to her mother, Frances Juliana Warter Wilson and these are at DDHO/20/39-40, both dating from 1779. DDHO/20/53 is a 'Book of Conundrums' kept by herself in 1814, two years before she married Henry Hotham upon his return from the Napoleon Wars. Sir Henry Hotham did very well out of his marriage to Lady Frances; her marriage settlement documents are at DDHO(3)/53/4 and they indicate that she brought to the marriage £53,333 6s 8d plus £10,000 through the money settled on her mother's marriage to her father in 1788. Lady Frances Hotham began her marriage in 1816 by keeping recipe and medicinal books and these are at DDHO/19/3-4 and she also seems to have inherited her mother's cookery and nursing collection (DDHO/19/5). She also kept scrap books while in Malta containing water colours of Maltese scenes and pictures of Maltese costumes (DDHO/20/56-7). DDHO/18/6 is a pocket book belonging to her and dated a year after her husband's death. 1837 to 1848 she kept a journal of the travels of herself, her family and her friends (DDHO/18/12) and shortly after she seems to have started a diary and this survives for the years 1852-7 (DDHO/18/7-11). Apart from the letters to her husband, others from her to various correspondents are at DDHO/13/7, 10, 14 and span the years 1826-56. Letters to her from her husband through 1832 number 20 and are at DDHO/13/8. Henry and Frances Hotham had three children, Henry John Hotham (b.1822), Frederick Harry Hotham (b.1824) and Beaumont William Hotham (b.1825). The eldest was only 11 when Admiral Hotham died with the result that correspondence from him at Eton went to his mother (DDHO/13/9). Henry John Hotham, like his mother, received letters from Admiral Hotham from sea through 1832 and these survive at DDHO/13/15. The same bundle also contains later correspondence to Henry John Hotham, and includes a letter from W E Gladstone offering him a post as his private secretary in 1845. Lady Frances Hotham died in 1859 and the inventories of her personal effects and furniture at Silverlands, her house in Surrey, and at her house in Berkeley Square survive at DDHO(3)/50/1-4 (Foster, Pedigrees, iii). [from Scope and Content] DDHO has Yorkshire estate papers for Aike (1723-1842) including the marriage settlement of John Bell and Ellen Hoggard (1748) and the wills of John Bell (1756), John Bell (1770), Mark Bell (1795), William Holliday (1819), Roger Bulmer (1751) and the Lockington and Aike enclosure act of 1771; Battleburn (1667-1673); Beswick and Wilfholme (1700-1858) including the marriage settlement of John Evelyn Denison and Charlotte Cavendish Bentinck (1827) and the wills of Matthew Bird (1815) and William Denison (1778); Beverley (1653-1739) including the marriage settlements of Thomas Hunter and Ann Clarke (1679), and John Acklam and Ann Gee (1684); Bridlington (1681); Cherry Burton (1736-1825); Cottingham (1691-1699) including the marriage settlement of Stephen Clarke and Hannah Thompson (1699); Danthorpe (1600-1735); Eastburn (1664-1747); Etton (1665-1867) including the enclosure act of 1818, the wills of Ann Johnson (1745), John Johnson (1770), Willis Johnson (1774), Elizabeth Clarke (1801), William Smith (1747), William Waudby (1780), Thomas Roantree (1807), Towers Wallis (1719), Eleanor Garton (1781), Jonathan Garton (1793), John Waudby (1838) and John Brigham (1797) and the marriage settlements of John and Mary Brigham (1763), Abraham Rudd and Ann Clubley (1775), William Ellis and Mary Wilkin (1798) and Thomas Ashton and Mary Hall (1722); Gardham (1662-1821) including the wills of Robert Watson (1743), Thomas Watson (1762) and Marmaduke Constable (1745); Hessle (mid-nineteenth century) being regulations governing allotments; Hollym (1641, 1664) including a grant of the advowson; Holme on the Wolds (1689-1864) including the marriage settlements of Alured Popple and Mary Kent (1723), William Wise and Mary Holdsworth (1744), William Battle and Rebecca Fearne (1758), John Fearne and Elizabeth Smith (1767) and the wills of John Johnson (1770), Wallis Johnson (1774), Elizabeth Clarke (1801), Francis Leake (1738), William Leake (1802), Francis Buttle (1728), Nicholas Ellah (1814) and Katherine Fearne (1745); Hotham (1733-1864) including a copy of the wills of William Butterick (1766), John Butterick, Robert Burton (1798); Humbleton (1584-1867) including an extract from the will of Marmaduke Ranson (1622), the marriage settlements of Coniston Wrightinton and Margery Lindley (1634), and a series of marriage settlements of the earls Fitzwilliam; Hutton Cranswick (1627-1870); Kilham (1650-1835); Kirkburn (1719-1740); Leconfield (1666); Lelley (1837); Lockington (1398-1870) including the wills of David Malton (1804), Richard Clarke (1824), William Bugg (1770), William Waldby (1762), Thomas Smith (1826), Henry Binnington (1852), William Malton (1850), the marriage settlement of Thomas Wilkinson and Catherine Witty (1722) and the steward's account book for the expenses of enclosure; Lund (1725-1866) including several wills of the Witty family, the wills of John Jarratt (1754), John Melling (1785), Betty Ann Broadley (1806), Thomas Broadley (1814), Anne Maria Ferrer (1828), Galen Haire (1832), John Broadley (1832), William Newlove (1785), William Mosey (1782), Frances Nancy (1801) and the marriage settlements of Thomas Broadley and Betty Ann Jarratt (1776), John Broadley and Ann Elizabeth Osborne (1809); Norton (1794); Nunkeeling (1681); Rotsea (1660-1868) including the will of David Holtby (1845) and the marriage settlement of Robert Hornby and Ann Holtby (1863); Scorborough (1750-1811); South Dalton (1543-1897) including a memorandum of the descent of the manor in the Aslaby family, the marriage settlements of Francis Robinson and Mary Mitford (1637), Richard Mitty and Mary Gray (1782), Robert Belt and Elizabeth Wallis (1747), John Cornwell and Jane Stephenson (1645), William Battle and Rebecca Fearne (1758), Ralph Witty and Mary Hoggard (1716), John Stainton and Mary Brooks (1727), John Sherwood and Jane Botham (1767), John Hart and Mary Sherwood (1777), Robert Dale and Mary Blockitt (1784), the wills of John Levitt (1685), William Kidd (1694), Edward Levitt (1702), John Kidd (1728), Thomas Fisher (1742), William Elliott (1795), Robert Elliott (1798), Towers Wallis (1719), John Hart (1773), John Hart (1808), Robert Wood (1802), John Fisher (1785), Henry Dales (1750), John Dale (1817), Nicholas Wight (1742), an original bundle of surrenders and admissions in the manor court 1543-1721, an original bundle relating to the building of South Dalton church and its union of benefice with Holme on the Wolds in 1857 and an abstract of the tithes of the estate of Michael Warton; Thornthorpe (1640-1778) including the marriage settlement of Christopher Wilson and Anne Loft (1667); Welton (1691) being the mandate for induction of Stephen Thompson as vicar on explusion of Richard Bravill; Yeddingham (1636-1746) including the marriage settlement of William and Mary Watson (1636) and the will of Elizabeth Spendley (1726). [from Scope and Content] Counties other than Yorkshire represented in DDHO are Cambridgeshire (1680-1703) relating to the manors of Doddington and Ely Barton; County Durham (1624, 1677) relating to Ulnaby; Essex (1684-1714) including papers about the manor of Birdbrook of Lady Arabella Howard; Gloucestershire (1609-1747) including papers about the manors of Coates and Frampton and the setting up of a charity in Stow in 1691; Hampshire (1700); Lancashire (1656); Lincolnshire (1652, 1706-1762); Middlesex (1666-1737) including the marriage settlement of Thomas Style and Elizabeth Hotham (1711); Surrey (1814-1962) including a plan of the manor of Chertsey in 1814; Worcestershire (1654-1705) related to the manor of Chacely.