Fonds GB 0210 OTTWINDIES - Ottley Family (Additional) Papers,

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Ottley Family (Additional) Papers,


  • 1747-1948 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.045 cubic metres (3 boxes, 2 rolls)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

The Ottley family originated in Yorkshire in the sixteenth century, but a substantial branch was established in the West Indies from the early eighteenth century, and possibly before. Many members of the family held office in the legislature, judicature, military and church in the British West Indies, especially St Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, St Vincent, Grenada and St Christopher. The family is related to the Ottleys of Pitchford Hall, Shropshire.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mr Maurice Ottley, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, in May 1985.

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Scope and content

Papers, 1747-1948, of the Ottley family, including several pedigrees, one traced back to Arthur Ottley (c.1649-1705) of the island of St Christopher; two wash drawings, both panoramas of Antigua, apparently in the 1770s; miscellaneous family papers, 1747-1948, including a copy of proceedings in causes in the courts of common pleas and errors, island of St Vincent, 1768, probate records, records of the military careers of family members around the world, photographs and copies of portraits; and material of genealogical interest concerning the history of the Ottley and other related families.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged as pedigrees; wash drawings; grant of arms; probate records; records of military careers; photographs and portraits; miscellaneous documents; and family history material.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1985 at the National Library of Wales.

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Related units of description

Papers relating to the Ottley family of Pitchford Hall, Shropshire, are in NLW, Ottley (Pitchford Hall) papers, Ottley (Pitchford Hall) Correspondence and Ottley (Pitchford Hall) Estate papers.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1985; Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 17th ed. 1952).

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  • Text: Ottley Family (Additional) Papers.