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Lord Rockingham's collection of pedigrees & breeders' certificates
 
 

From the Wentworth Woodhouse Muniments at Sheffield Archives
Published by permission of the Director of Culture, Sheffield City Council for this project only. The Wentworth Woodhouse Muniments have been accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government and allocation to Sheffield City Council. For further information contact Sheffield Archives, 52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield S1 4SP, England. Email: archives@sheffield.gov.uk

The Wentworth Woodhouse Muniments at Sheffield Archives (WWM) includes papers of Charles Watson-Wentworth (1730-1782), the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham. Item WWM/R/193 is described as "Pedigrees, letters etc about the stud, date: 1751-1760", and consists of 71 numbered items.

Most of these items are pedigrees of Thoroughbreds, many belonging to Lord Rockingham, and many written by the breeders. This transcription is taken from a microfilm copy of the collection. It seems likely that every side of each paper that had writing on it was filmed. Since the originals are different sizes it is possible to determine which consecutive images on the microfilm are different sides of the same document. In many cases, it looks as if Lord Rockingham labelled the documents on their reverse sides with the name of the horse the document belonged to.

 

 
R193/1 (single side only on microfilm)
 
My Ld
I am sorry I was not at Home when you sent for the Mare and the Filly This moment I reciv’d your Ldships Letter enclosed from my Man who says your Servant wants ‘em to be Shod. I think ‘tis dangerous to shoe them behind so has sent word for them only to be shod before I have sent year old Foals 50 miles unshod and the mare went so to your House [blot] I hope and believe they will both prove Lucky to you, I flatter my self you’l let me have the second filly the mare has instead of the third for I have sold you them for 80 Guineas less than I could have had for them I cannot do myself the Pleasure of waiting upon you this week but will in three weeks or a month / I am yr Ldships very Humble Sert / Edwd Leedes / Wednesday 11 night
 

 
R193/2 (single side only on microfilm)
 
Grey Mare got by Badger ^ got by Partner out of a Woodcock Mare ^ - her Dam by Bartletts Childers Almanzor Son of Darley's Arabian & her Grandam full Sister to Bay Bolton & Lamprey
 

 
R193/3 (2 sides on microfilm; upper left corner missing)
 
 …43
...s Bay yearling Colt with a Star, and near feet white, was got by whitenose and came out of an unbroke grey mare call'd Steady, got by Steady, a Son of Devonshire Childers, out of a Grantham mare, and the Steady mare came from Miss Egerton, Steady and the Duke of Devonshire's Flees'em were own Brothers.

The marquiss of Rockinghams Brown Colt Foal (without marks) was got by whitenose, his Dam a Flea bitten Grey mare got by Lord Portmore's famous Horse call'd Crab, and came from a light Grey Natural Barb mare wch the Duke of Marlborough gave Ld Portmore, and he had her near twenty year ago of the Earl of Harrington.
[different handwriting, possibly Lord Rockingham's]
A Chesnut Colt got by Oronooko, his Dam by the Godolphin Arabian, his grandam Ld Cokes Dun mare Daughter of the Balld Galloway, his G: Grandam by Achaster Turk, Sire of Chanter. N B the Dam of this Colt is the Dam of Mr Crofts Brilliant / 1754
 

 
R193/4 (single side only on microfilm)
 
see R193/37 for related document also written by Mr Osbaldeston
 
I do hereby Certify that the Bay Mare which I sold to the Marquiss of Rockingham was bred by me and was no more than five years old the last Grass Witness my hand the 9th day of August 1755  /  W Osbaldeston
 

 
R193/5 (2 sides on microfilm)
 
a list of individuals (names are recognizable as fellow turfites) and money opposite, apparently amounts paid to or received from them
 

 
R193/6 (single side only on microfilm)
 
Old Worlock got by the Bald Galloway / Mr Metcalf
 

 
R193/7 (a folded piece of paper, single side only on microfilm)
 

[different hand on one section, possibly Lord Rockingham's] Fair-Star & Sophy
A Bay Mare, called Fare-Star, sold to the Marquiss of Rockingham. -- 1751 --
She was got by Lord Lonsdale's Bay Arabian; her Dam by Bay Bolton; her Grand Dam by the Darley Arabian; her great Grand Dam by the Byerley Turk; her great great Grand Dam by the Taffalet Barb; her great great great Grand Dam by Place's white Arabian, out of a natural Barb Mare.
This Mare is covered this year by old Starling.
A Bay Filley with white Feet & a Blaze sold at the same time. She was got by Cade, and out of a full Sister to the above mare. She is now three Years old.
Fare Star is now eighteen years old. / Byram Octr 23d 1751.
 

 
R193/8 (single side only on microfilm)
 
a mare about 15 yo, got by young Greyhound, out of Doll, by Ld Darcy's Woodcock; her dam the Moonah Mare, by a Barb in that country (brought over in the same manner as the Royal African her brother; both were foaled at Hampton Court in the King's Stud)
 

 
R193/9 (single side only on microfilm)
 
The Rt Honble the Markt of Rockinghams Bill for the year of 1752 / (includes charges for covering 4 mares by Cade) ... / Thos Meridith
 

 
R193/10 (single side only on microfilm)
 
The Pedigree of a Gray filly foal'd Aprll 29: 1752. She was got by Babram her Dam by Lord Portmores Spinner her Grandam by His Lordships Old Crab her Grate Grandam By Darleys Arabian. Which Daughter of Darleys Arabian the Late Earl of Essex Purchest off Esqr Draper and put her to his Studd -- the same Out of Drapers [Tituen] that was Bred By Mr Thompson of Marston in Yorkshire and out of his Famous Old Milkey a Noted. Good Runner - she was Bred by Old Mr Leeds--
Spinner was got by Old Almanzor and out of a Full Sister to Baybolton and Lamprey

a Gray filly Got by White Nose out of the above Daughter of Spinner foald May ye 7 1754
Weybridge Oct 30th 1754
The Babraham filley is hired at 20 g p annum, for as long as Ld Rockingham shall chuse to keep her & he is always to have the refusal of her at 70 G: this Bargain Begins in Summer of 1755.
 

 
R193/11 (a folded piece of paper with 2 sections written on one side; seal & address on the other side as well as a note in another hand, possibly Lord Rockingham's, "Hitch's Mare")
 
Sr
Informed Ld Rockingham is raising a Stud. I take ye liberty of sending a Coltt (3 this Grass) and a Mare (8) both of good Blood - and I am sure they will answer expectation -- The Colt is a Son of Badger out of a Mare got by Mr Vavesours Black Tom his Grandam was got by Tifter, out of a Mare descend from Ld Feirfax's Morocco Arabian -- The Mare is with Foal by Regulus - and is out of ye same Mare ye Colt came from & got by a Son of Ruffler -- They are very low in Flesh, but a good Pasture will soon make you [esteem] in a far better Light -- & I shall be pled they meet with his Lordships [es...etin] & am / Sr / Yr humble Servt / [Mitch]
Wakefield 22 Aprill 1752
If ye Mare produce a Filly foal & my Lord don't chuse it - I shall be glad to have it - [...]
To Wil Buck Esq or the Revd Mr Hodgson att Wentworth House
 

 
R193/12 (single side only on microfilm)
 
a receipt signed by Thos Bilton for covering Lord Maltons Grey Mare by Goliah
 

 
R193/13 (single side only on microfilm)
 
a list of mares & dates covered
 

 
R195/14 (single side only on microfilm)
 
a list of expenses related to mares travelling
 

 
R193/15 (2 sided paper)
 
To / The Right Honble the Marquis of Rockingham / London (also has a seal, and a stamp LICH FIELD)
a note from Dan: Corker dated Lichfield Feb: 3d 1752: discusses the journey of & fees for a mare received in foal from John Hawkes, to Wentworth House.
 

 
R193/16 (2 sided folded paper)
 
To / Anthony Hall Esqr / at Wombwell near / Doncaster
[and in a different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's, written over a stamp NEW CASTLE; also a seal]
Huntress / The Roan Gelding's full sister
Sr            Decr 31st 1751
Pursuant to your Letter of the 15th I have made what Inquiry I Could How the Roan Gelding, Sold by My Brother to Lord Rockingham, was Bred, I Find him not of any High Blood; His Dam was a Mare belonging to Mr Wilson Steward to Mr Tunstall of Wycliff, & I believe Had a good Deal of Blood. She was Got by a Country Stallion known in these parts by the name of Robt Rowley's Roan Horse; This is all I Know of him. The Mother Died last Year in Foaling, & I Can hear of nothing of the Blood, Except a Bay Mare, now rising Eight Year's old, Got by the same Robt Rowley's Horse & out of the own Sister to Ld Rockingham's Gelding's Dam, & is now believed to be with Foal. She is lame & therefore fit for nothing but Breeding also another Mare out of the Dam of the Roan Gelding & Got by a Coach Horse. If either of these will suite Ld Rockingham, if he will send over & apply to My Steward at Cliff, least I should be from Home, he will shew him the Mares. The Compts of the Season waite on you & Family I am
Sr Yr Most Hble Servt / H Witham
 

 
R193/17 (2 sided, a page of stallion ads from a Newspaper; one of the other ads dated August 15, 1750)
 
To LEAP this SEASON, / At Mr William Richardson’s, in Yarm, Yorkshire, at One Guinea a Mare, and Five Shillings to the Keeper, / THE famous, high-bred Running Horse, TRAVELLER, so well known, to all Gentlemen of the Bridle, for his own extraordinary Behaviour, and the good Performance of the Horses, &c begot by him, that to speak of any other Recommendation would be unnecessary.—Grass for Mares, with proper Attendance. / N. B. The five Shillings to the Keeper is to be paid at the Stable Door.

The noted BLAZE, in the Hands of John Luck and Joseph Smith, at Beverley in the County of York, will cover Mares this Season at Three Guineas and Half a Crown each mare. / ALSO / In the same Hands, at the same Place, the famous well-shap'd Horse, call'd, JOSEPH ANDREWS, fifteen Hands and an Inch high, fit to carry eighteen Stone Weight's Hunting; bred by Leonard Hartley, Esq; near Richmond in Yorkshire, at One Guinea and Half a Crown each Mare: He was got by Roundhead, who was out of Roxana & the Devonshire Childers; Joseph's Dam was got by Hipp, bred by Charles Pelham, Esq; and got by the Old Bay Barb; his Grandam by Mr Hartley's blind Horse; his Great Grandam was Old Flying Whigg, bred by Lord Godolphin, she was got by the Woodstock Arabian, her Dam by St Victor's Barb, who got the Old Bald Galloway, and her Grandam by Old Grey Whynot. / LEONARD HARTLEY. / N B In 1748 he won the Five Years Old Plate at Lincoln; in 1749 he won the Six Years Old at Epsom; the King's Plate at York, and the King's Plate at Lincoln. / Good Grass for Mares.

To LEAP this Season, / At Theakston, near Bedal, in Yorkshire, / THE noted grey Horse called RIBB, at Three Guineas a Mare, and Half a Crown the Servant. He was bred by Sir Ralph Milbank, Bart, and got by Mr Panton's old Crab; his Dam was the noted Mare called Doll (she was got by Lord Darcy's Woodcock); his Grandam, by a true Barb; she was called the Moonah Mare, being brought over in the same Manner as the Royal African, her Brother; and both foaled at Hampton Court. RIBB is full fifteen Hands high, a Horse of great Strength, and allowed, by all Judges, to be as fine a Horse as any in England.
Also to LEAP, at the same Place, / The Horse called SEDBURY, at Three Guineas a Mare, and Half a Crown the Servant, as usual. His Pedigree and Peformances [sic] have been so often published, 'tis thought needless to repeate them.
Likewise to LEAP, at the same Place, / The Horse called REGULUS, at Three Guineas a Mare, and Half a Crown the Servant. His Pedigree and Performances have been so often published, 'tis thought needless to repeat them.

There is now at Charles Dawson's, at Ripon, under the Care of Mr Hassell, / THE noted grey Horse call'd TORRISMOND. He will Cover at Two Guineas a Mare and Half a Crown the Servant. He's very healthful, and in good Order, and clear of all natural Blemishes, is very near fourteen Hands three Inches high, goes well upon his Legs and Master of twelve Stone, and is allowed, by Judges, to be as handsome a Horse as ever was foaled. TORRISMOND, in 1743, then four Years old, won a Fifty Pound Prize at Morpeth; soon after that was sold to Mr Martindale, in whose Possession he won the Fifty Pound Prize at Epsom, Warwick, Huntingdon, Winchester, Leicester, and Newmarket; and, at the last Place, the Hundred Guineas for Horses rising Six. He also won the Eighty Guineas at Oxford, and Lincoln. / TORRISMOND was bred by Mr Crofts of Barforth, and got by Starling; his Dam, by Partner; his Grandam, by Makeless, which Mare was the Grandam of Mr Vane's Little Partner; his Great Grandam, by Brimmer; and his Great Great Grandam, by Place's white Turk; his Great Great Great Grandam, by Dodsworth, out of a Layton Barb Mare. TORRISMOND's Dam, which was the Dam of Toy, Drowsy, and Madam, is full Sister to the Dams of Molloto, and Dormouse.---"This is a true Pedigree, as Witness my Hand, / JOHN CROFTS." / Good Grass for Mares, and proper Care taken. / N B Torrismond's Sire and Grandsire was the same as Teazer's.

This is to give NOTICE, / THat the famous strong chesnut Horse TARTAR, (late his Grace the Duke of Ancaster's) that won several Fifty Pound Plates, (likewise the King's Plates at Litchfield, Guildford, and Newmarket) will Serve Mares this Season, at Two Guineas a Leap and Trial, and Two Shillings the Man, at Mr Anthony Smith's, at Oulston, near Easingwold, Yorkshire. / TARTAR is no more than eight Years old this Grass, is near fifteen Hands high, and free from Blemish.---Grass for Mares. / N B TARTAR was bred by Edward Leeds, Esq; and got by Mr Croft’s Partner; his Dam was Meliora, got by Fox; his Grandam was Witty’s Milk-Maid; she was got by Sir William Blackette’s Snail, out of a Mare called the Shield[s] Galloway, bred by Mr Curwen, of Workington.—“This is a true Pedigree, as Witness my Hand, / EDW. LEEDS.”
Likewise in the same Hands, / A grey Horse known by the Name of BADGER. In 1743 he won the Prince's Plate at Epsom, the King's Plates at Guildford, Salisbury, and Canterbury, which were the only Plates he started for that Season. He is a fine strong Horse, full fifteen Hands high, and free from any natural Blemish; and will Serve Mares this Season at One Guinea a Leap and Trial, and One Shilling the Man. / N B BADGER was bred by Mr Croft, and got by Partner; his Dam, by Woodcock, Son of Merlin, Son of Bustler, Son of the Helmsley Turk; his Grandam, by Wastell’s Turk; his Great Grandam, by Hautboy; his Great Great Grandam, by Place’s white Turk; his Great Great Great Grandam, by Dodsworth, out of a Layton Barb Mare. –“This is a true Pedigree, as Witness my Hand, JOHN CROFT.”

This is to give NOTICE, / THat the fine brown-bay Horse call'd PUFF, is healthful and in good Order, and will cover Mares, at Mr Walter Kaye's, at Grange-Ash, five Miles from Wakefield, and five from Huddersfield, at one Guinea a mare and one Shilling the Servant. Puff is above 14 Hands and an half high, Master of twelve Stone, clear of all natural Blemishes, goes well upon his Legs, and is a strong well-proportion'd Horse: He was bred by the Duke of Devonshire, and got by the said Duke's Childers; his Dam, by Basto; his Grandam, by the Curwen Bay Barb; his Great Grandam, by Spot; and his Great Great Grandam, by the white legg'd Lowther Barb, out of the Vintner Mare. Puff is full Brother to Black-Legs, Second, and Snip. His Dam was the Dam of Old Crab; his Grandam was the Dam of Mr Croft's Partner, and full Sister to Mix-berry.---Good Grass for Mares, and proper Care taken of them. / N B PUFF, in 1740, won his Majesty's Hundred Guineas, at Ipswich, for Five Year Olds.

In the Hands of Mr Robert Norris of Beverley, in the County of York, / A Fine Strong Chesnut Horse, call'd BOLTON, well mark'd, eight years old, fifteen Hands high, able to carry eighteen Stone a Hunting, bred by his Grace the Duke of Bolton: He was got by Sweep-Stakes, Son of Lord Oxford's bloody-shoulder'd Arabian, his Dam by Bay Bolton, Sire of Edward Leeds, Esqr's Starling, and the Dam of William Osbaldeston Esqr's Traveller; his Grandam by Basto, which got the Dam of Thomas Panton, Esqr's old Crab; his Great Grandam by the Curwen Old Spot of Workington, Cumberland; his Great Great Grandam by young Spanker, Son of old Spanker, Sire of the Dam of Jigg, and got by the Darcey Yealey Turk; his Great Great Great Grandam by old Hautboy, Sire of Clumsey, which got old Fox, Sire of Conqueror and Boy's Catt, and many Running Horses, his Great Great Great Great Grandam by old Bustler, Sire of Blunderbuss & old Merlin. He leaps at One Guinea and a Shilling.---Good Grass for Mares, and Care taken of them. / "I do certify the above Chesnut Horse's Pedigree to be genuine." / PETER HAMMOND. / The Horse is very lucky in getting Foals. This is the second Season of his Leaping.

In the Hands of Mr Thomas Meridith, at Easby, near Richmond, in Yorkshire, at Three Guineas a Mare, and Half a Crown the Servant, / THE noted bay Horse, call’d CADE, late the Earl of Godolphin’s; he was got by his Lordship’s Arabian, and out of Roxana; He is full Brother to Lath, fifteen Hands high, free from all natural Blemishes, and Master of twelve Stone.
Also at the same Place, at Two Guineas a Mare, and Half a Crown the Servant, / The noted brown Horse, call’d SHOCK, which was the late Lord Chedworth’s; he was bred by Mr Robinson, at Easby, and got by Jigg, Sire of Partner, Son of the Byerley Turk, and out of Mr Metcalf’s old Mare, the Dam of his Horses, Gay and Partner, and the Earl of Portmore’s Squirt, Lady Caroline, and Lady Betty; She was got by Snake, Son of the Lister Turk, his Grandam by Hautboy, Son of the Darcy White Turk. At four Years old he ... at ...00 Guineas a Side ...Lonsdale's Spider, in October 1744, call'd the October-Stake... 275 Guineas, when ten started; Spider, the April before, wo... the great Stakes at Newmarket, of 800 Guineas. Shock... in high Viguor [sic], and Master of twelve stone. / Good Grass for Mares, and proper Care taken of them.

This is to give NOTICE, / That, at North-Milford near Tadcaster, / THE famous black Horse call’d SLOE, will cover Mares, at Three Guineas a Mare, and Half a Crown the Servant. SLOE is very heathful, and in good Order. He was bred by Thomas Panton, Esq; he is full fourteen Hands three Inches and an half high, goes very well upon his Legs, and is Master of Twelve Stone, and allow'd, by the best of Judges, to be as fine a Horse as any in England. / I do hereby certify, that SLOE was got by Crab; his Dam, by the Duke of Devonshire’s Childers; his Grandam by the said Duke’s Sutton-Turk, and was call’d Old Mermaid (she beat six Horses for the Wallasey Stakes); his Great Grandam, by Basto, his Great Great Grandam by Makeless, out of a full ister to the famous Honeycomb […] llet Barb. SLOE won ...ifty Gui ... Match of Three Hundred Guineas; and, three Days after it, the Hundred Guineas for Horses rising Six. The Summer following he won the King's Plates at Salisbury, WInchester, Canterbury, Lewes, and Newmarket, and was never beat! / THO. PANTON
Also, at North-Milford aforesaid, / THE famous BOLTON-STARLING, at Eight Guineas a Mare, and Half a Crown the Servant. His Pedigree and Performances are so well known to Sportsmen, that it's needless to repeat them. He is very healthful, and in good Order, clear of Blemishes, and was the Sire of the Duke of Ancaster's Starling, Mr Routh's Skim, now the Earl of Portmore's, Mr Martindale's Torrismond and Augustus, Mr Grisewood's Teazer, and several very good Horses in Ireland.
Likewise, at the same Place, / The famous bay Horse call’d SECOND, at Three Guineas a Mare, and Half a Crown the Servant. SECOND, is very healthful, and in good Order. He was bred by the Duke of Devonshire, and got by the said Duke’s Childers; his Dam, by Basto, and was the Dam of Old Crab, Puff, Black-legs, Snip, Bay Motte, &c, his Grandam by the Curwen Bay Barb, and was the Dam of Mr Croft’s Stallion, Partner; his Great Grandam by the Curwen Spot; …white-legg’d Lowther Barb, out of the Vinter Mare; SECOND ... Hands three Inches high, and a fine, strong, well-propo... Horse, Master of twelve Stone, clear of all natural Blemishes, goes well upon his Legs, was thought, by most Men, to be the best Horse of his Year. In April 1737, he beat Lord Lonsdale's Sultan, a Match for Two Hundred Guineas a Side; in the June following he won the King's Hundred Guineas, for Five Year Olds, at Ipswich; in April, 1738, he won the Prize of Six Hundred Guineas, call'd the Wallasey's Stakes, at Newmarket, and the King's Hundred Guineas there in October following; and several other Prizes too tedious to mention. / N B The three above-mentioned Horses are very lucky in getting Foals.---Good Grass for Mares, and proper Care taken of them.

On Tuesday last was published, / NUMBER I. of / THE historical List of HORSE RACES, &c for the Year 1751, to be continued annually, on every other Tuesday during the Sporting Season and, at the Expiration thereof, reprinted in a Book; the Price of the Whole, Half a Guinea a Year. Any Noblemen, Gentlemen, or others, who have not already favoured [us] with their Commands, and who chuse to become Subscribers, shall have their Orders punctually complied with, by directing to any of the following Places, viz
    Mr David Smith’s, in Colliergate, York
    Mr Robert Norris’s, in Beverley, Yorkshire
    Mr Cooper Thornhill’s, in Stilton, Huntingdonshire
    Mr James Orourk’s, at the Crown in Stamford, Lincolnshire
    Mr Deard’s Coffee-House, at Newmarket Meetings
    Mr Barr’s, the Castle, in Winchester
    Mr Lincoln’s, the King’s Head, near Gray’s Inn, Holbourn
    Mr Tomkynes’s, the Shakespear’s Head, Covent Garden
    Mr Douglas’s, the Hercules Pillars, Hyde Park Corner; or
Their most obliged and obedient humble Servant, / REGINALD HEBER,
In Cold-Bath Square, London
 

 
R193/18 (one side only on microfilm; printed)
 
Beverley, April 1st, 1749.
ADVERTISEMENT.
THERE is now in the Hands of John Luck, and Joseph Smith of Beverley, in the County of York, the noted Horse BLAZE, bred by Mr Panton, and got by the Duke of Devonshire's Childers, out of the Confederate Filly; she was got by Grantham, her Dam by the late Duke of Rutland's black Barbe, and out of a Mare call'd Bright's Roan; Bright's Roan was bred by Mr Leedes, and got by his Turk, which got Bay Leeds, her Dam by Willoughby, her Gran Dam was a Daughter of the famous running Roan Mare of Sir Christopher Wivill's, got by Dodsworth; will cover Mares this season at [...] Guineas and [...] a Mare, and One Shilling the Servant [half a crown, handwritten]; with good Grass for Mares at reasonable [R]ates.
N B The abovesaid Horse BLAZE is very healthful, free from all Natural Blemishes, full fifteen Hands high, and is allow'd to be a very fine and well proportioned Horse, he is full Master of Twelve Stone; he won at Newmarket the Seven Hundred Pound Stakes, a Three Hundred Pound Match, and a King's Plate; also he won the King's Plate at Winchester, and the King's Plate at Lewis, and was allowed to be the best Horse of his Year, as he prov'd himself by Running when Seven Years Old; he won the Forty Pounds at Epsom, the Fifty Pounds at Guilford, the Fifty Pounds at Reading, the Fifty Pounds at Oxford, and the Fifty Pounds at Chipping-Norton.
+ Whereas the Pedigree of the abovemention'd Roan Mare was omitted in former Advertisements, I do hereby Certifie, that the above Pedigree of the Roan Mare is true according to the Studd Book, as witness my Hand the 9th of January, 1744. / EDWARD LEEDES.
HULL: Printed by G FERRABY, Bookseller, in the Butchery, and at his Shop in Beverley, where all Sorts of of Printing-Work is done at Reasonable Rates.
 

 
R193/19 (single side only on microfilm) - see also R193/31-33: all in same hand [Ld Rockingham's?] and papers look similar
 
list of foals 1759
 

 
R193/20 (single side only on microfilm)
 
I Certify that the Bay Colt - got by Regulus - his Dam by Sedbury his Grandam by Goliah & was bred by me & was no more than Four Year old last Grass - & was sold by me to Ld Rockingham in April last. / Wm Thornton / York, Aug: ye 28th 1759
 

 
R193/21 (2 sided folded paper)
 
[written on other side of fold, different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] Bellina

My Lord
Your servant came to me in London to know the Pedigree of a Mare I sold to Mr Hawks of Staffordshire which I could not then recollect. He bought two of me both got by Second, Out of my Brown Mare which was got by Stanyan's Arabian at Hampton Court, out of Gipsey, who was bred by Sr Ralph Millbank and was got by King William's Black barb wthout a Tongue out of Sr Ralph's black Mare who was bred by Mr Darcy and was got by Makeless out of one of his best Royall Mares. The Oldest is 5 years old & the Brown one 4 this Grass. If your Lordship has occasion for another filly I have a very fine one out of the same Mare & got by Marksman a Son of Lord Godolphins Arabian 3 years old now, as promising as any thing can be which I intend to dispose of as I understand

nothing about training. I sold three fillys out of this same mare to the late Lord Leigh two of which proved so good that my Lord told me he was offerr'd five hundred pounds for them I mention this only for your Lordship information of the breed. The three filly's were got by Whitefoot.
I am your Lordships / Most Obedient and Very / Humble Servant
Dryffield [near] Cirencester
In Glostersher June 17th 1752  Gabl Hanger
 

 
R193/22 (single side only on microfilm)
 
Byram Decr 18th 1752
I do hereby certify that the Bay Filly with a Star, Blaze, & three white Feet which the Marquess of Rockingham bought of me, was Four Years old & no more the last Grass.
Witness my Hand / J Ramsden
 

 
R193/23 (single side only on microfilm)
 
The Bay Mare wch is ye Dam of Peirsons horse was got by Partner her dam by old Greyhound, her Grandam by Makeless, her Gr: Grandam by Counceller, her Gr: Gr: Grandam by Brimmer, from a mare of Mr Scurfields, formerly a breeder in Yorkshire.
 

 
R193/24 (2 sided folded paper, both sides on microfilm)
 
To Mr Davied Place att Canter to be left at mr C Readheads in Ricmond pray [send] it with speed
[different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] Spider Leggs & her daughter Mopsy
A bay fille 5 years old that I sold to Mr David Place was got by forester hir Dam by partner hir grandam by greyhound hir great grandam by makeless hir gr gr grandam by councelor hir gr gr gr grandam by brimmer & hir folle by traviller as witness my hand
Staindrop    Antho: Pearson
10 June 1752
[note in margin in a different hand] "X bought" / a bay mare sold to mr David Place was got by partner hir dam by greyhound hir greand dam by makeless hir great grandam by councellor hir gr gr grandam by brimmer & hir foll by snip as witness my hand Antho: Pearson in Standrop in the county of Durham 10 June 1752
 

 
R193/25 (single side only on microfilm)
 
A Bay Colt Three years old got by Cade out of a Sister to the Ancaster Starling his Price 150 Guineas

a Bay Colt Two years old got by Cade, out of a Sister to the Ancaster Starling his Price 150 Guineas

a Grey Colt Two years old got by Cade, out of Madam his Price, 100 Guineas

Any Two of ye abovemention'd Colts for 250 Guineas or the Three for 350 Guineas.
 

 
R193/26 (single side only on microfilm)
 
A Chesnut Mare -- with a Small Star -- & believ'd to have one Heel behind white -- about 17 Year old -- bought by the Duke of Perth of Mr Crofts
NB: [sic]
 

 
R193/27 (single side only on microfilm)
 
A Brown Mare Sold to the Rt Hon:ble the Marquiss of Rockingham, was got by Ld Cullens Arabian, (her Dam was Sold to Sr Charles Sedley, & is said to be a daughter of Partner,) & is no more then Six Years Old - as Witness my hand this 24:th of Decr 1754 / The Mark "D" of David Newcomb
[different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] NB: Sr Chs Sedley told me that the dam of my Mare Basheba was a Chest Mare & once belong'd to Ld Weymouth [&] run in his Possession.
 

 
R193/28 (folded; single side only on microfilm)
 
[written on one side of fold] Old Lonsdale
A Brown Mare got by the Lowther Bay Arabian; her Dam by the bay Barb; and her Grand Dam by the black Barb, out of the Younger of the two Royal [blot over Royal] Mares bought of Mr D'Arcy by the first Lord Lonsdale.
This Mare is now twenty six years old.
Byram Octr 23d 1751.
 

 
R193/29 (folded sheet, both sides on microfilm)
 
Diana [Lord Rockingham's hand?]
Grimsthorp June ye 29 1751
I do certifie ye Black mare I have sold to ye Marquis of Rockingham was got by Bolton old Starling her dam by Royal her Grd by merlin her great grad by Merlin her great great grad by Akcaster turk: her great great great Grad by young infant this is the true pedigree that was given me of my old mare Lady as wittnes my Hand / Wilberfoss Read
Witness Ja: Preston
 

 
R193/30 (folded; single side only on microfilm)
 
[written on one side of fold; different hand] Certificate of Scampston Swallow / 1752
Scampston Septr 16th 1752
I do hereby certifie that the black Colt, got by Sloe out of a Daughter of Starling was bred by me & was two Years old and no more the last Grass, & was sold by me this Day to the Marquess of Rockingham
Witness my Hand / Will S:t Quintin
 

 
R193/31 (single side only on microfilm)
 
list of yearlings
 

 
R193/32 (single side only on microfilm)
 
list of 2 & 3 year olds, 1759
 

 
R193/33 (single side only on microfilm)
 
proposed breedings for 1760; list of mares grouped under stallions: Regulus, Whistlejacket, Godolphin Colt, & Black Barb
 

 
R193/34a (large sheet, both sides on microfilm)
 
taken from Brown's Copy of Sr M: Wyvills Stud Book
Pedigree of the Spectacle Mare - dam of Tarquin - Hill Forsters now Sr Ralph Gores Stallion & also dam of my Godolphin Hunter
The Spectacle Mare - was got by ye Scarborough Colt - her dam by the Pelham Tifter (Sire also of ye Garnet Mare) - her G: dam (the Snake Mare) was got by Old Tifter, her Gt: G: dam by Snake Gt: Gt: G: dam by Pooley's Diamond, her Gt: Gt: Gt: G: dam by Hautboy, her Gt: Gt: Gt: Gt: G: dam by Bustler, her Gt: Gt: Gt: Gt: Gt: G: dam by Old Woodcock out of one of Sr Jonathan Jenning's Mares; which Mare was of the Royal Kind at Sedbury.

N B was foaled Apr ye 4th 1747
Bay Colt off hind foot white

 

 
R193/34b (a scrap of paper, both sides on microfilm)
 
To wait at Ironfield
a list of mares
 

 
R193/35 (folded sheet, both sides on microfilm)
 
[Lord Rockingham's hand?] certificate of the Oronooko Colt half bro: to Brilliant 1754
London Novbr 14, 1754
I do certify the Marquess of Rockingham's chesnut Colt wth one hind foot white was bred by me & is now one year old & no more / Portmore
The above mention'd Colt was got by Oronooko, his Dam by late Ed Cokes Dun mare call'd Silverlocks she a Daughter of ye Balld galloway from a daughter of acaster Turk no further known to any certainty as Ld P[ulpe] believes
 

 
R193/36 (a large folded sheet, both sides on microfilm)
 
[on one side of fold] Ld Portmore 1754
Nov ye 2d 1754
Ld Portmore has sold Ld Rockingham

A Yearling Colt got by Oronooko out of the Dun Godolphin Arabian Mare - dam of Crofts Brilliant

A Colt foal got by Whitenose out of a daughter of Crab (NB: on several Conditions mentioned in another Paper

the old Egerton Mare

the Ruby Mare, own Sister to the dam of Martin

[other side]

His Lordship has also agred to lend his Mare called Whitenose, (got by a Son of Quiet out of a daughter of Conyers Arabian) for the Year 1755 & has sold her Produce of the Cover of the Cullen foreigner / Portmore

Ruby was got by old Crab, her dam Abigail was got by ^ [yg] ^ Greyhound, out of Rouths Worlock dam of Greville's Fox Cub &c / Cover'd by Whitenose 1754

 

 
R193/37
 
[Mr Osbaldeston's writing, see R193/4]
9th August 1755
The Bay Mare I sold to the Marquiss of Rockingham
was got by Bajazett
her Dam by Almanzor Bloody Buttocks
her Grandam by Almanzor
her Great Grandam            |  by Sr Wm Strickland's
Bay [bolton] was                  |  Hautboy
own Sister to Bay                |
Bolton and Lamprey            |           
her Great Great Grandam by Makeless
her G G G Grandam                  |  by Brimmer
who was Ocklam Merlin's Dam  |
& was Grandam to [Terror]       |
her G G G G Grandam by Diamond
her G G G G G Grandam was full Sister to
Old Merlin's Dam
[different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] Selima
 

 
R193/38 [a large sheet, folded; one side only on microfilm
 
[different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] Certificate of Arabian Colt got by the Godolphin Arabian out of Volunteer's Sister

I certifie that the Bay Colt got by my Arabian out of the Sister to Volunteeer, which I now sell to the Marquess of Rockingham is not more than rising two year old.
London Apr ye 10th 1755            /      Godolphin
 

 
R193/39 [2 handwritten pages, not clear if front & back of same sheet, or 2 separate sheets]
 
Chatsworth Novr 9th 1764
Brood Mares.
Brown Mare Bought of Lord Rockingham Came into the stud 1762 & Was Covered by Hector May 2 1764 [&] is supposed to be in fole.
Polly a Daughter of Old Polly & Lath foled April 1744 she was Covered by Hermit May 15th 1764 & is supposed to be in fole.
Mawkin full sister to Polly fol’d April 1748 - she was covered by Feather May 28th and is supposed to be in fole. … 1764.
Gipsey out of the Basto Mare & Lath foled April 1749 She was covered by Feather April 18 1764 & is supposed to be in fole.
Crazy full Sister to Gipsey foled in April 1747 was covered by Hermit May 10 1764 & is supposed to be in fole.
Lady out of the Old Brown Basto Mare Mother to Hector & Blank foled May 1757 was covered by Spectator May 27, 1764 & is supposed to be in fole.
Bess out of the Godolphin Filley & Shepards Horse was Foled in May 1759 & was covered by Matchless June 9th 1764 & is supposed to be in fole.
Molly out of Crazy, & Shepards Horse foled in May 1759 she was Covered by Atlas May 12 1764 & is supposed to be in fole.

Colts Riseing two.
A Bay Colt ouf ot Crazy & Shepards Horse
A Bay Colt out of Lady & Spectator
A Grey Colt out of daughter of Duchess & Spectator Riseg [3]

Filleys Riseing three
A Bay Filley out of Crazy & Shepards Horse
A Black Filley out of AEsops Sister & Hector

Filleys Riseing two
A Chesnut Filley out of Mawkin & Shepards Horse
A Bay Filley out of Daughter of Miss & Atlas

Foles of this year.
A Chesnut Colt out of Dutchess & Shepards Horse
A Chesnut Colt ouf of Fairy & Blank
A Bay Colt out of Irish Mare & Blank
A Bay Colt out of Lord Rockinghams Mare & Matchless
A Bay Colt out of Godolphin Filley & Shepards Horse
A Black Colt out of Polley & Matchless
A Bay Colt out of Lady & Spectator
A Grey Colt out of Countess & Feather
A Bay Filley out of Wesel's Sister & Shepards Horse
A Bay Filley out of Mawkin & Hermit
A Brown Filley out of Bess & Atlas

N. B. Three of these Colt Foles are engaged they are not yet Pitched upon but are supposed to be the three First.

NB
Mawkin & Polly were got by Lath out of Old Polly who was got by Childers out of a Mare that was bought of Mr Crofts & got by Makeless out of a full Sister to Honey:comb Punch

Gipsey & Crazy were got by Lath out of the Bay Basto Mare who was got by Childers hir Dam by Basto her Grandam by Curwens Barb she was full Sister to Mixbury & the Dam of Partner.

 

 
R193/40 (a folded piece of paper, one side included on microfilm)
 
[on one side of fold; different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] Dove
Forcett Septr 7 1760
A brown Filly sold to the Marquiss of Rockingham; She was got by the Cullen Arabian her dam by a Son of Bay Bolton, which was out of a Mare got by Jigg, Her Grandam by old Crab her great Grandam by Bay Bolton her great great Grandam by the Curwen bay Barb her great great great Grandam by old Spot, her great great great great Grandam by the White-leg’d Barb.  /  Jas Shuttleworth
 

 
R193/41 (a folded piece of paper, one side included on microfilm)
 

[on one side of fold; different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] Julietta
The Bay Mare Sister to Lord Lonsdale’s Juba, I sold to the Marquis of Rockingham, was got by Lord Lonsdale’s Bay Arabian, her Dam by Jigg, her Grand Dam was bred by Mr Curwen & got by his Bay Barb.

 

 
R193/42 (one side only on microfilm)
 
I do Certifie the the Chestnut Colt wth a Reach down his face and four white feet wch I sold to the Rt Honble the Marquiss of Rockingham Was got by Regulus; his dam by broadbottom (own Brothr to Antilope) her dam; (wch was also own Sister to Vollunteer) by Young Belgrade; her dam by Barlets Childers; her dam by the Chestnut Turk; her dam by the Curwen Bay Barb; her Dam by the Curwen Spot; out of a daughter of Old Woodcock he was foal’d the 25th of Aprill 1758 and bred / By Me James Browne
Scarborough 22d of Aprill 1760
 

 
R193/43
 
I do Certifie that the Bay Colt wth a Ball face and the off hind foot white, [...]ch I sold to the Rt Honble the Marquis of Rockingham was got by Regulus; his dam by Mr Huttons Spot; his grandam (wch was also Stateleys dam) by the Hutton black legs; her dam by Bay [...]lton; her dam by Coneyskins her dam by the Hutton Gray Barb; her dam by the Byerley Turk; out of a daughter of Bustler he was foald the 3d of Aprill 1758 and bred
Scarborough 22d of Aprill 1760        By me James Brown
 

 
R193/44 (folded sheet, both sides on microfilm)
 
As soon as I had yours I orderd R[...] Parkinson to prepare for his Journey with Countis and I hope she will come safe as I have orderd him to make three Days of it and to take perticular care of her I hope my Ld will Set a high Value of her not withstanding I am but to have 40 Guineas for her the Chief reason of my parting with her is that She never brought me a Colt and tho I Sold Two of her Daughters last Spring I have other Two left and three more which is all decended from Old fflying Whig. Some of the ffive is now in ffoal and the others is to be leaped next Spring I lost a ffilly got by Squirt out of her was the best I ever saw and in my Opinion the best she ever bred tho the last She had tho but gone a year Old I have within this two Mongths refused 100 for I beg you will not put her amongst a great Number of Horsses for that is the ruine of all mares that is got into Years and indeed the greatest mistake that any Breeder is guilty of If they are not kept in Smal Number or amongst other Cattle all the meat in the world will not keep in Condition an Old Brood Mare for the Smal number I have I take care never to have in Winter above Two in [One] field and if there is hoags and Sheep they always thrive the better if my Ld chouse to pay for her be so good as Send me a bill for all or most of it as it Suites you Tis no matter [...] Sort of Bill it is I have Inclosed her Pedegree which please to present to my Lord along with my Complements and I have enlarged to you a little on the explanation of the Sd Pedegre and if you look into Ponds Sporting Kalendar you will in the Latter read amongs the Stallions find Some good Horses nearly allyed to her it all came from that Little Galloway fflying Whigg ffrom this little Mare I bred Six ffilleys (for she never had a Colt tho She had Ten ffoales) Two of them I made Brood Mares of and Sold them after to Ld Godolphin who called them the Great and Little Hartley Mares as you will often find in Cheyne and Pond. Babram was out of the Gt Hartley Mare and So was Countis's Dam Jos: Andrews was out of the Same Mare as Countis and could run well tho got with Roundhead. Out of the Little Hartley Mare came Tortoise, Janus, Blanck, Slug, Trimer and Shakespear to different Stallions besides Some ffillys [ye] makes up the best part of Mr Meredith's Stud at Easby, Please to pardon me for dweling so long on this Subject as I am not Sure of its being agreable to you and believe me to be your most Obliged Humble Servt / Leod Hartley / Ws ye 29 ^ 9 ^ 1754.
 

 
R193/45
 
[different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] Countess

The Pedegree of Countess Ws ye 25th.1754
Bred by [Mr] Leod Hartley of Midleton Tyas
She was got by my Blind Horse Her Dam by Hip her Grandam by my Blind Horse her Gt Grandam by the Woodstock Arabian her Gt Gt Grandam by St Victors Barb her Gt Gt Gt Grandam by Old Grey Whynot Son of the ffenwick Barb.

Countis's Dam was the mother of Joseph Andrews her Grandam was the mother of Babram her Gt Grandam was fflying Whig mother of the Gt and Little Hartley Mares which I Sold Lord Godolphin which is So often mentioned in Cheny and Pond

My Blind Horse was got by a Turk brought over from Constantenople by Sr [Rd] Sutton when he was Ambasador for Queen Ann out of Sr Ra: Milbankes black mare which he bought from Sedbury. She was got by Makeless her Dam by Old Royal. Hip was bred by Mr Pelham & got by the Old Bay Barb his Dam by Listers Turk out of a Runing Mare of the D Kingstons called Pipeing Pegg. The Woodstock Arabian Sometimes called off Williams's who got fflying Whig got Two famous Horsses called Spider and Points. St Victors Barb was Sior of the balled galloway Whynot was famous boath for Raceing and a Stallion he was Son of ffenwick Barb.

 

 
R193/46
 
note from Dan Corker, requesting payment for John Hawkes
 

 
R193/47 (folded sheet with writing on both sides, both included on microfilm)
 
[different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] Certificate of the Three Colts bought of Brown of Scarborough
My Lord
I am this day honrd wh your Lordships very oblige favr and in answr, Your Lordship shall have the Colts as proposed in my last (Viz) 150 Guineas, and 20 Gs Each the first match or plate Either wins Value 50

And now they are your Lordships, I belive them to be three as hopefull Colts as any one man in England can produce. I shall send them to wentworth as Soon as I get proper people to take them there; I most sincerely wish them as much Good luck and Success as if they were my own. I wonder Your Lordship wd hesitate at having the Crabb Colt as he is almost full Brother to his Grace of Devonshire’s Mare, that none Dare face; the last meeting for the Guin[s]. And as farr as Can be Judged from, Size; Shape; and Action; he is likely to prove himself Equal to the Mare.
I must beg leave to Recommend to your Lordsp to match the Bay Colt to run at 4 Years old at Nine Stone weight at least; as I verily belive there is not a Colt in England will bett be able to cary wt then he’ll be at that age.

The Chestnut Colt is very Stong and Boney but as he Promises great Size I think he will not be so fitt to run Early as the other. I intend sending both their Dams to Regulus this Season. I have sent Duplicates of these to London agreeable to your directions. It will afford me much pleasure to hear the Vollunteer Colt wins his Match; and that Your Lordship has better Success this meeting then you had the last; is the unfeign’d wish of your Lordships Most Dutifull and obligd Humble Servt / James Browne / Scarboro: 22d Aprill 1760

 

 
R193/48 (folded sheet, both sides on microfilm)
 
Selima
[different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] dam of Scampston Cade, grandam of Scampston Swallow & Tartar Colt
Scampston Septr ye 16th 1752
I do hereby certifie that the Damm of the black Colt gott by Sloe & the bay Colt got by Tartar, was got by Leeds’s Starling, Her Damm by Bethel’s Arabian, Her Grand Damm by Gream’s Champion, Her great Grand Damm by Darley’s Arabian, & Her great great Grand Damm by old Merlin. / Witness my Hand / Will St Quintin

[different handwriting, probably Lord Rockingham's]
NB: h[is] Dam called Selima I bought that Day also
 

 
R193/49 (writing on both sides, both on microfilm; crease down center of page) (appears to be a continuation of R193/34a)
 
Tifter
was bred by Sr ...Parsons & got by the Tholouse Barb w...h got Bagpipe & the Panton's Molly's dam, S... St Quintin's Mare - Mr Hawksworth Tru... Roger.
Ld Godolphin s...ed the dam of Tifter to be full Sist... in Blood to Leeds But Mr Crofts [account] ...is that the Dam of Tifter was got by Councellor - his g: dam by Brimmer - his gt: g: ...am by Dickey Pearson (which ws a Son of O...d Dodsworth) his gt: gt: g: dam was a Burton Barb Mare.
The Scarborough Mar... was got by Mackeless her dam by Brimme... (which Mare was a mare of Sr Marma: Wyvills ...ther's & called Tisby.

Belgrade the 2d was got by y... Belgrade Turk - his dam by Bay Bolton - ...t of the Scarborough Mare

Makeless - was got by Gene...l Oglethorpe's Arabian his dam by Ld D'Arcy's Y...llow Turk - & out of a Natural Barb Mare - which Sr Jno Lawson (a Sea Admiral) bought from Barbary & gave her to King Charles - who gave her to Ld d'Arcy.
 

 
R193/50 (folded sheet, both sides on microfilm)
 
A ^ Bay ^ filly rising five 14 hands 2 [a fraction] got by Second out of the Dam of Ld Lee’s Molly & Diana, bred at Hampton Court got by Stanyer’s Arabian. Her dam by the Black tongueless Barb of King William’s - great grandam Gipsy Sr Ralph Milbanke’s got by Mackeless. - dam of Hartleys Blind Horse & Othello. Drogheda / in foal by old Starling price 120 G

daughter of Slammerkin, got by Firetail, Son of Childers - out of the Commoner Mare.

A Grey Stallion 11 [years] old 14 -2-[some fraction] Got by ^ Old ^ Partner out of a full Sister to Starli... price […]

[on other side] Bellina

 

 
R193/51 (one side only on microfilm)
 
I do hereby Certifie that a Chesnut Gelding, with a Black Spott mixed with some few Grey Hairs of his farr Buttock, and which I have sold to the Marquess of Rockingham was bred by me and was no more then four years old last Grass As Witness my hand this Fourth day of September 1754. Henry Hunt
 

 
R193/52 (both sides on microfilm)
 
a receipt for payment by Mr Singleton of Lord Rockingham's bill for horse keeping, from Thos Guest
Mr Gust... Bill
 

 
R193/53 (single side only on microfilm)
 
To be sold at Newmarket on the ...on the [last?] October meeting the following High bred Brood Mare - Colt & Fillies

1. A Bay Mare now 7 Years old – got by Old Starling, her Dam by Second (her Grdam ye dam Ld Leighs Molly & Diana) was got by Stanyon’s Arabian – her gt g: dam Gipsy – was got by Kg Williams Black Barb & bred by Sr Ralph Milbanke out of his Black Mackeless Mare, dam of Hartley’s Blind Horse, bred by Mr Darcy got by Mackeless out of [one of] the best Royal Mares

2. A Chest Mare – which belong’d to the Honourable Josiah Child & was then call’d Julietta - & who won many Hunters Plates carrying Eleven Stone. She was got by the own Brother to the Bolton Fearnought & was out of the famous Bald Charlotte.
A fine Boney filley foal at her foot – got by the own Brother to Tarquin - & is again Cover’d by the Same Horse.

3. A Bay Mare – got by the Cullen Arabian – her dam a Brood Mare of Sr Chs: Sedley’s - but her Pedigree not ascertained
A Fine Colt Foal at her foot - got by the Brother to Tarquin & again Cover’d by the Same Horse

4. A Bay Mare - now 7 years Old - got by Regulus - her dam by Mixberry. Her g: dam by the Turk that got Hutton’s BlackLegs - her gt: g:dam by Bay Bolton - her gt. gt. g. dam by Hutton’s Coneyskins - her gt: gt: gt: g.dam by Mr Hutton Grey Barb - her gt gt gt: gt: g: dam by ye Byerley Turk - out of a Bustler Mare.
NB: this Mare had a foal this year, but the foal died & she is now cover’d by a Son of Cade - who was out of an own Sister to Mr duncombe’s Dutchess.

 

 
R193/54 (both sides on microfilm)
 
Whistlejacets Pedigree.
Whistle Jacet was foald the first of April 1749 And Sold to Sir William Midleton September the 22d 1752, he was got by the Mogul, his dam by Sweepstakes, his Grandam by the Chesnut Arabian at Hampton Court, his great Grandam was out of a Mare called, Penelope, which was got by Makeless; his great great Grandam by Brimer and out of Trumpets Dam
The Pedigree that I had of Sweepstakes I here send your Lordship below.
He was got by Lord Oxfords Bloody Shoulder’d Arabian, his Dam was a White Mare of Mr Snells bred by Champion Dimmock, and got by Mr Gase’s Stallion out of a Mare that was Sister to the Dam of Brisk.
[different handwriting]
Sweepstakes had bad feet, being much troubled with Sand Cracks—
N B: This Pedigree was sent me by Mr Hammond from Bolton / Rockingham
 

 
R193/55 (folded sheet with writing both sides of fold, one side only on microfilm)
 
[different hand, Lord Rockingham's] Pedigree of the dam of Scampston Swallow & Tartar Colt 1752

Scampston Septr ye 16th 1752
I do hereby certifie that the Damm of The Scampston Swallow, & of the Tartar Colt, was got by Leeds’s Starling, Her Damm by Bethel’s Arabian, Her Grand Damm by Gream’s Champion, Her great Grand Damm by Darley’s Arabian and Her great great Grand Damm by Merlin / Witness my Hand / Will: St Quintin

 

 
R193/56 (one side only on microfilm)
 
a list of 5 names with produce in 1758 & 1759, also [Peirson] Adj / Hornsey Surgeon
 

 
R193/57 (both sides on microfilm)
 
note mentioning several matches & bets
Admiral Boscawen his filly or colt out of a Chesnut mare now coverd by Sloe agt Robert Shafto Esqrs filley or Colt out of Crab's dam
Lord Orfords Grey mare got by Crab out of a full sister to Partner and now coverd by Ld Cullens Arabian
Ld Rockingham names his Mare got by the Dam of the Dukes Mask ag coverd by White Nose
 

 
R193/58 (one side only on microfilm)
 
Milford 14th Novr 1760
I do Certify that the bay Filly I lately exchangd with the most Honble The marquis of Rockingham was bred by me and will be three years old next grass and no more / Edwd Leedes
 

 
R193/59 (both sides on microfilm)
 
[different hand, Lord Rockingham's] Pedigree of Laura

3 yo b f, exchanged with Ld Rockingham for a Godolphin Arabian Mare he had of me, got by Second; dam by Mogul; grandam by Sweepstakes; g grandam, sister to Sloven, by Bay Bolton (Edward Leedes, Milford, 14 Nov 1760)

Milford 14th Novr 1760
I do Certify that the bay Filly now rising three Years old which I have exchangd with the Rt Honble The Marquis of Rockingham for the Godolphin Arabian Mare he had of me was got by Second her Dam by Mogul grandam by Sweepstakes great Grandam by bay Bolton and was Sister to Sloven / Edwd Leedes

 

 
R193/60
 

I do Certify that the Colt Foal I sold to the Rt Honble the Marquiss of Rockingham the 20th July last past, was bred by me and foal’d the 12th of last April. The above is true as Witness my hand this 23rd Day of October 1752 / Edwd Leedes

I do Certify that the Colt Foal I sold to the Rt Honble the Marquiss of Rockingham the 20th of July last was bred by me, and got by Starling, His Dam by Ld Godolphins Arabian, His Grandam by the Duke of Devonshires Childers, His Great Grandam by True Blue, and his G. G. Grandam by Cyprus, out of the late duke of Rutlands Mare calld Bonny Black; and that he will be one year old next Grass and no more. –The above is true as Witness my Hand, this 23rd Day of October 1752 / Edwd Leedes

17 Octr 1752
Rec’d the Rt Honble the Marquiss of Rockingham Fifty Guineas, full for a Colt Foal got by Starling / Edwd Leedes

 

 
R193/61 (both sides on microfilm)
 
Letter in French dated Londres ce 23 Juillet 1759, from [R] A Galitzin, mentions that he will be in London through the month of August, then plans to depart in the month of September from Hull for St Peterburg; seems to be asking for assistance in purchasing a horse that corresponds to a certain description, or otherwise 2 others.
 

 
R193/62 (one side only on microfilm)
 

This is to Certifie that the Bay Colt with a Starr & offhind foot white wch I Sold to the Rt Honble the Marquis of Rockingham was got by Old Cade his dam by Young Belgrade, and was own Sister to Vollunteer his Grandam by Barlets Childers; his Great Grandm by the Duke of Devonshires Chestnut Turk, his G: G: Grandam by the Curwin Bay Barb; his Great G: G: Grandm by the Curwin Spot, out of a Daughter of Old Woodcock. He was foald the 19th of May 1756 And Bred by Me / James Browne, Scarboro: March 3d 1760

This is to Certifie that the Bay Colt with a Starr, wch I sold to the Rt Honble the Marquis of Rockingham, was got by Changeling his Dam by Dunkirk his Grandam by Smileing Tom; his G Grandam by the Acklum Marlin, and was own Sister to Sir Michl Newtons Ball’d Jack. He was foald Aprill ye 30th 1756 and Bred / Scarboro 3d March 1760 / By Me James Browne.

This is to Certifie that the Brocken Leg Bay Colt wch I sold to the Rt Honble the Marquis of Rockingham; was got by Old Cade, his Dam by the Duke of Devonshires Blacklegs and was own Sister Mr Duncombes Dutches; and Spiders Dam; his Grandam by Old Fox and was own Sister to Golia. His G: Grandam by Greams Champion, and out of a Daughter of Sir Mathew Peirsons Blew Capp. He was foald ye 13th of May 1756 and Bred / By me James Browne / Scarboro: 3d March 1760.

 

 
R193/63 (one side only on microfilm)
 
Article between the Marquis of Rockingham & Dan Corker regarding a Bay Mare by the Cullen Arabian; dated London Febry ye 14th 1755
 

 
R193/64
 
[opposite side in different handwriting, probably Lord Rockingham's]
The Grey Filly which the Marquess of Rockingham bought of me was foaled in 174[6 or 8] & was got by Regulus, her Dam by Lord Lonsdale's Grey Arabian bought of Sr Thos Winn, her Grandam by Bay Bolton, her great Grandam by Darley's Arabian, her great great Grandam by Bierley Turk, her great great great Grandam by the Taffolet Barb, her great great great great Grandam by Mr Place's White Arabian, out of a Barbary Mare.  /  J Ramsden
N B This is proper to be entered in a Book

[on one side of fold] Mary Grey and Regulus Colt
Copy of Sr Johns Pedigree & Certificate
Bay Colt foaled in 1748. Got by Regulus, his Dam Ld Lonsdales Bay Arabian, his Grandam Snake, his Great Grandam, by the Duke of Rutlands Grey Turk, his Great Great Grandam by Hautboy, his Great Great Great Grandam by Bustler, his Great, Great, Great Great Grandam by the Willoughby Barb, his Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Grandam was brought from Bolton Castle in the Time of the Grand Rebellion.
 

 
R193/65 (one side only on microfilm)
 

Squirt was got by Bartlett’s Childers; his Dam by Snake; his Grand Dam was the Old Wilks Mare got by Hautboy, & full Sister to Clumsey, the Sire of Fox / Thos Metcalfe

 

 
R193/66 (one side only on microfilm)
 
list of [possible] names for horses
 

 
R193/67 (both sides on microfilm)
 
[different hand] Marske - dam of the D of Cumberlands Marske 1754 / & Mixberry
Marske Augt ye 29th 1754
The Brown Mare was got by my Blacklegs, her Dam by Mr Lister's Fox Cub, her Grandam by Coneyskins, her great Grandam by the Hutton Grey Barb, her gt gt Grandam by the Royal Colt, her gt gt gt Grandam by Byerley Turk out of a Mare got by Bustler.
A year old Fillye from the above Mare got by Cade. / John Hutton
Marske Augt ye 29th 1754
A Bay Fillye two years old this grass got by Regulus, her Dam by Mixberry, her Grandam by the Bay Turk (that got my Blacklegs) her great Grandam by Bay Bolton her gt gt Grandam by Coneyskins her great gt gt ^ Grandam ^ by ye Hutton Grey Barb, and her Dam by Byerley Turk from a Bustler Mare. / John Hutton
 

 
R193/68 (both sides on microfilm)
 

[different hand, probably Lord Rockingham's] Pedigree of Cloudy

Byram Febry 15th 1761
The Brown Mare wch the Marquess of Rockingham bought this Day of me, was got by Sampson, her Dam by Lord Lonsdale’s Monkey, her Grand Dam by Lord Lonsdale’s Bay Arabian, her great Grand Dam by the Thoulouse Barb, & was full Sister to Sr William Blacket’s Bagpipe.
She was foaled Apl 9th 1754. / J Ramsden

 

 
R193/69
 
list of three year old Colts & Fillies 1759
 

 
R163/70
 
list of two year old Colts & Fillies 1759
 

 
R163/71
 
list of horses, including some with names & several colts & fillies
 
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