Person NameFellowes; William (c.1727-1804); High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire (1779), MP; of Ramsey Abbey
TitleHigh Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire (1779), MP
Epithetof Ramsey Abbey
ActivityThe main contribution of William Fellowes (c.1727-1804) to his family's fortunes appears to be an interest in expanding the lands owned by the Fellowes. He clearly had some property in Nacton, though the details of this are unclear, and may or may not have acquired Haverland Hall in Norfolk. His son may have been the official purchaser, but it seems clear that William's resources were used to acquire the Manor of Abbot's Ripton, Huntingdonshire, which is the principal seat of the Fellowes family as of 2020. Given this seeming interest in acquiring land, it seems unusual that he would have alienated the family's holdings in Devon to his younger brother, but this raises the possibility that money changed hands during this transfer, and it was this capital which was used to for the purchase of other lands closer to the family seat in Ramsey. William's official employment seems to have been restricted to his year serving as the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire - the only member of the family to have held this office - and his two periods as an MP. While in Parliament he appears to have been somewhat disinterested, as his voting record is relatively meagre and there are no recorded speeches attributed to him.
RelationshipsFather: Coulson Fellowes (1696-1769)
Mother: Urania Herbert (m. 1725, d.1779) daughter of Francis Herbert of Oakley Park, Shropshire and sister of Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Powis (1703–1772)
Spouse: Lavinia Smyth (m.1768) daughter and co-heir of James Smyth, Esq. of St Audries, Somerset
Children: William Henry Fellowes (1769-1837) m. Emma Benyon (d.1858) daughter of Richard Benyon Esq. (1746-1796) of Englefield House, Berkshire and Gidea Hall, Essex
Vice-Admiral Edward Fellowes of Little Gidding (1772-1841) m. Hannah Elizabeth Benyon, daughter of Richard Benyon Esq. (1746-1796) of Englefield House, Berkshire; Gidea Hall, Essex
Lt. James Herbert Fellowes of the 3rd Dragoons (1774-1794) killed in action at the Heights of Cattcan
Urania Margaretta Fellowes
Frances Lavinia Fellowes (d.1837) m. John Mayo Esq. M.D. (m.1812)
Linked entries in the catalogue
KR/R4/2/23Order to Confirm R4/2/22.
KR/RB6/14Accounts of The Free School (1st series.)
KR/R18/4/2Lease and Release
KR/R51/1/1aCopy of case of Richard Brown
KHCP/1/2/19Joseph Ward and Edward Hills carrying away from Rooks Grove Wood, a quantity of wood belonging to William Fellows Esq.
KR/R40/8/16Memorandum for an Agreement between Wm. Fellowes of Ramsey, Esq. and Tenants at Will.
KR/R4/10/4List of expenses involved in R4/10/3
KR/RB6/38Accounts of Lands under Care (2nd. series)
KR/RB6/18Accounts of The Free School (2nd. series)
KR/R5/11/25Particulars of the Deeds
KR/RB6/37Accounts of Lands under Care (2nd. series)
KR/R44/35Rentals & Disbursements for the Fellowes estates at Ramsey, Abbots Ripton & Woodwalton.
KR/R3/3/6Lease and Release.
KR/RB6/2Order Book
KR/R46/5/2Plan of Great Stukeley
KR/RB6/42Accounts of the Spinning School (1st. series)
KR/R4/5/3Copy of Sale Particulars
KR/RB3/A/1Account Book (1st series)
KR/RB6/46Accounts of the Spinning School (2nd. series)
KR/RB6/32Accounts of Lands under Care (1st. series)
KR/Acc2768/1/2Court book
KR/RB6/33Accounts of Lands under Care (1st. series)
KR/R5/11/22Deed of Covenants
KR/R4/3/6Manor of Ramsey Copy of Court Roll
KR/R4/3/8Manor of Ramsey. Copy of Court Roll
KR/RB6/29Accounts of The Poor Lands (2nd. series)
KR/R35/16/3cSheets of paper -one marked 'not sent' -noting some of William Fellowes's objections to Mrs Pemble's case.
KR/RB6/43Accounts of the Spinning School (1st. series)
KR/R16/3/6Lease and Release
KR/Acc2768/1/3Court book
KR/R40/8/3Account of taxes paid by Wm. Fellowes.
KR/RB6/22Accounts of The Poor Lands (1st. series.)
KR/RB6/28Accounts of The Poor Lands (2nd. series)
KR/RB6/19Accounts of The Free School (2nd. series)
KR/R4/11/8Lease and Release.
KR/RB6/23Accounts of The Poor Lands (1st. series.)
KR/R3/5Schedule of deeds.
KR/R42/19Bundle of papers relating to a Case in Chancery, Wm. Fellowes v Wm. Flowers, Junr. over the non-return of books and papers concerning the Manor of Ramsey and also personal and estate matters of Fellowes
KR/R4/2/27Receipted Account.
KR/R4/3/9Declaration of Trust
KR/R4/12/6Lease and Release.
KR/R4/2/26Bundle Letters.
KR/R32/3/3Bundle of papers
KR/R4/5/5Lease and Release.
KR/R4/3/22Leases and Release
KR/R4/2/25Accountant General's Certificate
KR/R3/22Deed of exchange.
KR/R5/11/24Deed of Covenant
KR/R5/6/15Lease and Release
KR/R9/5/1Copy of Lease and Release for Settling an Estate
KR/R2/5/1Packet of letters and memoranda
KR/R40/1/3Marriage Settlement
KR/R40/4/4Terrier as R.40/4/3, now the estate of Wm. Fellowes, Esq.
KR/RB6/13Accounts of The Free School (1st series.)
KR/R32/8/3A State of the Title to the. Copyhold Messuage formerly Two Messuages in Stratford, Essex.
KR/R35/16/1Letters of Administration with Will of Mrs Urania Fellowes annexed.
KR/R40/8/7Case respecting a Fee Farm Rent of £5.13.11d. a year issuing out of the Manor of Wenington, Kings Ripton & Easthorp, Hunts.
KR/R9/6/E/12Copy of Lease & Release
KR/R40/1/5-6Release to make a Tenant to the precipe in order to resettle the Estate
Lease and Release
KR/R46/4/11Account & Receipt
KR/Acc2768/1/6Court book
KR/R4/2/22Report by Mr Fellowes.
KR/Acc2768/1/5Minute book
KR/R4/2/24Order for Leave
KR/R7/3/C/15Lease, Release
KR/R4/2Deeds copies and other papers
KDMC/462bFellowes estate map, Abbots Ripton 1776
KR/R31/7/5Bundle marked; Wm. Fellowes, Esq., M.P., Ramsey Decree with Case respecting liability of certain gardens, pightles etc in Ramsey to pay tithes.
KBLC/2/16/209Certificates of Inheritance
KR/R4/4/3Lease and Release
KR/R3/21Articles of Agreement
KR/R4/6/10Lease and Release.
KR/R32/4/3Small bundle of papers
KR/R10/7Demise for 500 years
KR/R32/8/4Bargain and Sale.
KR/R32/4/2Draft Case for the Opinion of Mr Skinner
KR/R35/16/3aAnother will of Mrs Fellowes
KR/R40/1/4Marriage Settlement
KR/R46/4/9Lease & Release
KR/R46/1/2Lease & Release
KR/R4/7/4Lease and Release
KR/R18/4/1Lease and Release
KR/R32/1/1Marriage Settlement
KR/R32/3/1Marriage Settlement
KR/R35/4/1Will of William Fellowes of Upper Grosvenor Street in p. of St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex.
KR/R40/1/2Marriage Settlement
KR/R18/7/2Covenants to produce title deeds
KR/R3/17/2Lease and release
KR/R4/10/3Lease and Release.
KR/R5/2/5Assignment of a Mortgage
KR/R40/4/1Terrier belonging to 3 plans of an estate in parish of Ramsey, belonging to Wm. Fellowes, Esq.
KR/R40/8/8Sub Poena to Godfrey Morlin to appear before the Barons of the Exchequer on 23rd Jan 1781.
KR/R4/13/72 Parts of Final Concord
KR/R4/6/112 Parts Final Concord.
KR/R4/8/4Lease and Release.
KR/R8/5/3Lease and Release.
KR/R4/2/192 Parts of Final Concord.
KR/R4/14/4Lease and Release.
KR/R32/8/1Various Papers
KR/R35/2/3Bundles of Letters
KR/R4/13/5Lease and Release.
KR/R4/9/11Lease, Release and Limitation
KHINCH/8/A/D/106Bundle of 3 letters; John March, Waresley, to 4th Earl of Sandwich.
KR/R4/2/20Attested Copy of Deed of Covenant.
KR/R35/7/2Copies of the Will and Codicil of Coulson Fellowes of St.James Street.
KR/R2/7/1Executors account
KR/R16/3/4Lease and Release
KHINCH/2/A/55Settlement (by Lease and Release); 1. Rt. Hon. John, 4th Earl of Sandwich. 2. Rt. Hon. John Montagu, Lord Viscount Hinchingbrook. 3. William Fellowes of Ramsey, co. Huntingdon, Esq.
KR/R5/11/20Lease and Release
KR/R32/7Bundle marked; Vouchers, papers, letters and Accounts relative to the affairs of my sister, Dorothea Fellowes
KR/R49/5Bundle of letters and copies, counsel's opinions, notes, calculations and accounts, re Ramsey Tithes.
KBLC/3/6/3/6Discharged Bonds
KR/R4/2/17Lease and Release.
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