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Swineshead, Lincolnshire, deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 SWIEAD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Swineshead Lincolnshire Deeds

Short Title: Swineshead, Lincolnshire, deeds

Creation date(s): 1310-1427, [19 cent.]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 55 items

Name of creator(s): De La Warre family


Administrative/Biographical history: John la Warre was the son of Roger la Warre who held estates in the south and south-west of England. After the death of his grandfather, Sir John Tregoz, he received several properties including the castle and manor of Ewyas Harold in Herefordshire.
In 1294 he married Joan, daughter of Sir Robert de Grelle, who owned extensive estates in Manchester and Guerdley, Lancashire, and in Swineshead, Sixhills and Bloxholm, Lincolnshire. The couple acquired lands by charter from Roger la Warre and from Joan's brother, Sir Thomas Grelle, including the manors and advowsons of Manchester and Swineshead, in 1310.
The Lincolnshire connections were reinforced through the marriage of their son, John, to Margaret de Holand. John la Warre died in 1347 and the manors of Wakerley and Swineshead were inherited by his grandson,Roger la Warre in 1353. John, Lord la Warre, son of Roger la Warre and his first wife Elizabeth, came into possession of his father's lands in 1370. The Lincolnshire holdings were further increased by his second marriage, prior to 1389, to Elizabeth de Neville of Grimsthorpe, who had estates in Gosberton as a result of her previous marriage to Simon Symeon. The heir to the lands of John la Warre in 1398 was his brother, Thomas, who pursued a career in the church, holding various livings, including the rectory of Swineshead three times, and the rectory of the free chapel of Barthorpe. Upon the death of Thomas in 1427 the successor to the title of Lord la Warre was Reginald West, preference being given to him over John Griffin who was apparently the next heir general of John and Thomas la Warre. It would appear that the estate was sold in 1579 to a John Lacy of London and then passed from Lacy to the Mosley family.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, 1310-1427, relating to lands in the area of Swineshead in Holland, Lincolnshire, owned by the (de) la Warre family together with some 19th century notes on the descent of the Gresley, Warenne, De la Warre, and West families.


Language/scripts of material: Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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 laws apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW. An online catalogue can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Captain Stewart of Alltyrodyn, Llandysul, Ceredigion, in 1927.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Swineshead Lincolnshire Deeds.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2002


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