Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS37/2
TitlePapers relating to the trust set up under the will of Sir Robert Holt Leigh
Extent3 sub-series comprising 27 files
DescriptionPapers relating to the trust established under the will of Sir Robert Holt Leigh of Hindley Hall, nr Wigan [d 23 Jan 1843 without issue], to administer Holt Leigh's estate on his death. Papers include title deeds, Chancery papers, correspondence and Parliamentary papers. Papers relate to matters including the management of trust properties and finances, the affairs of leasees of Trust lands and also the trustees themselves. Papers include legal documents relating to attempts to prove a case of insanity against the trustee Henry Gaskell, and to appoint a replacement trustee.

Trustees and legatees include Thomas Pemberton Leigh, 1st Baron Kingsdown, cousin of Sir Robert Holt Leigh, James Earl of Balcarres and Crawford, Henry Gaskell, Loveday Cooke, Roger Yates, John Radcliffe and his wife Anne, Frances Pemberton, Mary Leigh and Isaac Ellison.

In addition to papers relating to trust related affairs, there is also a small amount of material relating to the estate and property holdings of Thomas Pemberton Leigh.

Solicitors: Pemberton, Meynell and Pemberton, 20 Whitehall Place, formerly known as Pemberton, Crawley and Gardiner, and Pemberton, Garth and Pemberton, and later known as Pemberton, Copy and Gray.
Other solicitors represented include Norris, Allen and Simpson, 20 Bedford Row.
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