PHILLIPPS, THOMAS, SIR. Pedigrees of John Mellersh, Edward Heydon and the Comyn family, ca. 1870
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Sir Thomas Phillipps: Pedigrees of John Mellersh,
Edward Heydon and the Comyn family, ca. 1870

RLIN ID No.
NYGG04-A14

Main Entry
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, compiler.

Title
Pedigrees of John Mellersh, Edward Heydon and the Comyn family [autograph manuscript], [ca. 1870?]

Physical Description
2 items (2 folded sheets) ; 23 cm. or smaller

Biographical/Historical Note
English antiquary and collector. Upon inheriting his father’s estate at Middle Hill in Worcestershire he embarked on a career of collecting books and manuscripts. His collection eventually contained over 60,000 manuscripts and an almost equal number of books. Sir Thomas was also a keen genealogist and collected and annotated genealogies of nobility and landed families of interest to him.

Scope and Contents Note
The pedigree of John Mellersh of Hastings, Hampshire is brought down to about 1862, and the pedigree of Edward Heydon of Shipton, Gloucestershire to 1870. The pedigree of the Comyn family is taken from Harley MS Folio 1468 in the British Museum.

General Note
Title devised by cataloger.

General Note
Laid in modern folding cloth box; spine lettered in gilt: Phillipps Private Papers/ Autograph Pedigrees.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase; Sotheby’s auction no. 3243, Lot no. 0065, London; 2003/12/02.

Provenance
Formerly owned by Martin Schoyer of Spikkestad, Norway, who purchased it from the dealer H. P. Kraus of New York City. Previously owned by W. H. Robinson, Ltd. of London. It would have been among the numerous Phillipps manuscripts sold by Sotheby’s starting in 1886.

Names
Heydon, Edward, fl. 1608.
Mellersh, John, fl. 1750.
Comyn family.
Heydon family.
Mellersh family.
Schoyer, Martin, former owner.
British Museum. Dept. of Manuscripts. Harley 1468.

Subjects
Genealogies England. Gloucestershire.
Genealogies. England. Hampshire.
Pedigrees. England.

Genres
Genealogies. England. Gloucestershire.
Pedigrees. England. Hampshire.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Genealogists. England. 19th century.

Location
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.
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