GB 0210 OTTWINDIES
Ottley Family (Additional) Papers,
- 1747-1948 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.045 cubic metres (3 boxes, 2 rolls)
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Mr Maurice Ottley, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, in May 1985.
Content and structure area
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.
Conditions of access and use area
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.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1985 at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Description control area
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
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
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).