(of Edenhall, Cumberland) Collection of material relating to the Musgrave family, including: This Book Titles acct. of the Rentalls, manuscript rents accounts, 62pp., original marbled wrappers, lettered direct on upper wrapper, lacks lower cover, 1707-24; Manors of Soulby, Kirkby-Stephen, Hartley, Bleatarn and Musgrave Call Book, manuscript, 32pp. excluding blanks, original wrappers, rubbed, paper label on upper cover with manuscript title, 1755; other rental accounts leaves, 1662 - 1746; legal complaint against Sir Philip Musgrave, 1787; letter from Sir John Lowther (1606-75) to Sir Philip Musgrave, "I cannot possibly be... at Kendall tomorrow", 1643; letter from Sir Edward Musgrave at Hayton Castle, Aspatria, to his cousin Sir Philip Musgrave, recommending a student from Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, 1654; letter to Sir Philip Musgrave, Governor of Carlisle, from his cousin in Edinburgh, "about the Scoole of Kirbisteven", 26th January 1678; letter to Sir Christopher Musgrave (1631-1704), "Concerning your Cusson Mrs. Place", 1682 etc., manuscripts and letters etc., folds, some wear, browned, v.s., v.d. [seventeenth - nineteenth centuries] (c. 110 pieces).
***The Musgrave family had wide estates and dominated local government in Cumberland for over three centuries. They were strong supporters of Charles I during the Civil War, and Sir Philip Musgrave, second baronet (1607-78), fought for the royalist cause and occupied Carlisle and held it for nine months while it was besieged..