Transcriptions

Since the cataloguing has been completed of the Lacock archive, a team of volunteers have been working on transcribing account books, letters and recipe books of interest. This page will continue to be updated as more transcriptions are completed. Transcriptions are in PDF form and can be searched easily, but are transcribed directly from the original: so many names will be spelt in abbreviated forms or not in modern spelling.

The volunteers started off doing transcriptions of rental account books to make life easier for family history researchers. These are ongoing, but other items have also been transcribed, either by the recommendation of the Project Archivist or through the volunteer particularly wanting to transcribe an item. Therefore, letters and recipe books have started to be worked on as well. The titles of the PDFs will hopefully make sense, but please see the catalogue reference numbers on the online catalogue for more detailed information, such as dates and key names.

Keep checking back for more transcriptions, or please request a transcription of a letter or account by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rental account books

2664/1/2C/40, 1-4 - tenants' rent accounts

2664/1/2C/41 - tenants' rent accounts

2664/1/2C/42 - tenants' rent accounts

2664/1/2C/44 - tenants' rent accounts

2664/1/2F/2/5 - agents' account book

2664/1/2F/2/6 - agents' account books

2664/1/2F/2/16 - agents' account books

2664/1/2F/3/48 - general account book

2664/1/2F/3/84 - agents' account book

Recipe books

2664/3/1K/12 - recipe book

Letters

2664/3/1B/1 - letters from Sharington Talbot the younger to Sir John Talbot

2664/3/1B/9 - letters to William Talbot

2664/3/2B/56 No.1 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/56 No.2 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/56 No.3 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/56 No.4 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/56 No.5 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/56 No.6 - letter from Mary Talbot possibly to Mrs Davenport

2664/3/2B/56 No.7 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/56 No.8 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/56 No.9 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/59 No.11 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/59 No.12 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/59 No.16 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/59 No.28 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/3/2B/59 No.43 - letter from Mary Talbot to Henry Davenport

2664/1/2G/6 - estate letters and personal letters to Henry Davenport

2664/3/1B/2 - letters to Sir John Talbot

2664/3/1B/3 - letter from William Brasier to William Talbot

2664/3/1B/12 - letters from William Talbot to Elisabeth Talbot

2664/3/1B/15 - letters to Charles Henry Talbot

2664/3/1B/17 - letters to Charles Henry Talbot

2664/3/2B/25 - letters to Henry Davenport

2664/3/4B/5 - letters to and from members of the Talbot and Ivory families