Ref NoMS 20
TitleRichard Fowler and Sons, surveyors and estate agents of Birmingham; also known as Jewel Baillie collection
Date1654 - 1940
DescriptionA collection of about 3,000 maps, plans, deeds, letters, accounts and other papers chiefly relating to estates in Birmingham and Warwickshire with which the firm of Richard Fowler and Son, surveyors and estate agents of Birmingham, have been associated concerning urban development around Birmingham and the extension of the city boundaries, tithe redemption, rating, canals and railways, etc. The collection comprises office accounts and ledgers, 1831-1903; estate papers, plans, sale particulars, correspondence and accounts concerning property in Aston, 1818-1908, Birmingham, 1803-1912, Castle Bromwich, 1818, Erdington, 1772-1919, Great Barr Staffs, c1830, Handsworth, 1801-1912, Kings Norton, 1815-1921, Northfield, 1855-72, Sutton Coldfield, 1800-97 and elsewhere in Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, 1823-1920; the will of John Whittingham of Aston, 1846 and related papers, 1837-65; agreement and deed of dissolution of Birmingham Investment Society, with book of particulars and plans, 1833-44; letters and papers concerning property of the Holte Bracebridge Charity, c1860-77; papers concerning the estates of the Freer family in Birmingham, Handsworth, Haughton Staffs and elsewhere, 1859-1915; plan of estates of John Gough at Handsworth c1820 and account for work on the Gough estate, 1828-36; papers of Millward family of Monyhull Hall and Berriew Montgomery, 1852-1921; papers concerning Simon Munslow’s Charity at Ratlinghope Salop, 1856-1900; working plans re land for extension of Lion Works, Witton Kynoch & Co, 1893-1921; schedule of leases granted by the manor of Yardley, 1738-1815; map of Hartshorne Derbys, 1766; papers relating to management of estates of Worthington family at Bromsgrove and elsewhere, 1839-1923; plans and papers concerning tithe redemption at Aston, Beoley Worcs, Bradley Staffs, Cofton Hackett Worcs, Earls Croome Worcs, Edgbaston, Erdington, Farnborough Warks, Handsworth, Kings Norton, Overton Derbys, Rowington Warks, Rushall Staffs, Stoke Prior Worcs, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Tilbury Essex, 1722-1912; plans and papers concerning Birmingham & Warwick Canal, 1793-1822, Birmingham & Worcester Canal, 1792-1811, Tame Valley Canal, n.d. [early 19th cent] -c1850, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, 1792-1894, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, 1839-1912 and other canals, c1820-36; papers relating to rating assessments at Perry Barr, 1794-1920; valuation returns for Warwickshire County Rates, 1840-42; papers relating to opposition to the extension of the Birmingham city boundary, 1887-1912; papers relating to the creation of ecclesiastical districts for Christ Church, Yardley Wood, 1849 and St. Barnabas, Erdington, 1827-99; minutes and papers of committee for celebrating the marriage of the Prince of Wales, 1863; printed list of Birmingham paupers in receipt of out-relief, 1796; executorship accounts of George Barker, 1845-47; sections of the principal coal and ironstone mines in Staffordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Co. Durham, c1830, with view of a mine working; letters, accounts and papers of the Essington and Wakeman-Newport families concerning property at Alum Rock, Washwood Heath, and Great Malvern Worcs, 1826-1932; papers concerning property of Fowler family at Erdington and Gravelly Hill, 1825-1915; papers relating to inclosure proposals at Erdington and Witton, 1796-1804 and Sutton Coldfield, 1778; papers relating to collection of tithe payments in Aston, Erdington, 1762-1935; papers relating to the Birmingham & Watford Gap Turnpike Trust, 1826-71; Aston parish levy book, 1771; Aston overseers accounts, 1804-12; Aston parish highway surveyors’ accounts, 1788-1833; lists of Aston charities, n.d. [early 18th cent]-n.d. [late 19th cent]; papers concerning North Warwickshire parliamentary election, 1847; papers concerning East Birmingham Town Planning Scheme, 1878-1919; personal papers of various members of the Fowler family, 1813-1918; Holte family estate accounts, c1750-58; letters and papers of Swanwick family concerning personal affairs and property at Leamington Priors Warks, 1819-75, including catalogue and papers about a circulating library run by the Misses Swanwick in Birmingham, 1857-61; papers of Wren family of Perry Barr and Wroxhall Warks, 1706-1877; miscellaneous plans of Sutton Coldfield, 1765, Dudley and Stratford-upon-Avon, c1840.
FormatCubic metres
AccessConditionsLegal Status Private
ArrangementMS 20 Richard Fowler and Sons, surveyors and estate agents of Birmingham also know as Jewel Baillie collection, 1654 - 1940

MS 20/A Papers deposited by Mrs F. Jewel Baillie 11 December 1939 and 13 April 1942

MS 20/A/1 Properties
MS 20/A/1/1 Aston (general)
MS 20/A/1/2 Birmingham
MS 20/A/1/3 Erdington
MS 20/A/1/4 Handsworth
MS 20/A/1/5 King's Norton
MS 20/A/1/6 Nechells
MS 20/A/1/7 Northfield
MS 20/A/1/8 Perry Barr
MS 20/A/1/9 Saltley
MS 20/A/1/10 Ward End
MS 20/A/1/11 Washwood Heath
MS 20/A/1/12 Winson Green
MS 20/A/1/13 Witton
MS 20/A/1/14 Yardley
MS 20/A/1/15 Derbyshire
MS 20/A/1/16 Shropshire
MS 20/A/1/17 Staffordshire
MS 20/A/1/18 Warwickshire
MS 20/A/1/19 Worcestershire

MS 20/A/2 Tithes

MS 20/A/3 Canals
MS 20/A/3/1 Birmingham and Warwickshire Canal
MS 20/A/3/2 Birmingham and Worcestershire Canal
MS 20/A/3/3 Tame Valley Canal
MS 20/A/3/4 Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
MS 20/A/3/5 General
MS 20/A/3/6 Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

MS 20/A/4 Poor rates
MS 20/A/4/1 Birmingham
MS 20/A/4/2 Perry Barr
MS 20/A/4/3 Staffordshire and Worcestershire
MS 20/A/4/4 Warwickshire
MS 20/A/4/5 Miscellaneous

MS 20/A/5 County rate
MS 20/A/5/1 Warwickshire

MS 20/A/6 Public affairs
MS 20/A/6/1 Extension of city boundaries

MS 20/A/7 Fowler : Personal papers

MS 20/A/8 General

MS 20/A/9 Miscellaneous

MS 20/A/10 Maps and plans
MS 20/A/10/1 Birmingham
MS 20/A/10/2 Birchfield
MS 20/A/10/3 Erdington
MS 20/A/10/4 King's Norton
MS 20/A/10/5 Little Bromwich
MS 20/A/10/6 Nechells
MS 20/A/10/7 Ward End
MS 20/A/10/8 Staffordshire
MS 20/A/10/9 Worcestershire

MS 20/B Papers deposited by Mrs F. Jewel Baillie, April 1961

MS 20/B/1 Properties
MS 20/B/1/1 Alum Rock
MS 20/B/1/2 Aston
MS 20/B/1/3 Birmingham
MS 20/B/1/4 Bordesley
MS 20/B/1/5 Duddeston
MS 20/B/1/6 Erdington
MS 20/B/1/7 Highgate
MS 20/B/1/8 King's Norton
MS 20/B/1/9 Little Bromwich
MS 20/B/1/10 Nechells
MS 20/B/1/11 Northfield
MS 20/B/1/12 Saltley
MS 20/B/1/13 Sparkbrook
MS 20/B/1/14 Washwood Heath
MS 20/B/1/15 Witton
MS 20/B/1/16 Lincolnshire
MS 20/B/1/17 Shropshire
MS 20/B/1/18 Warwickshire
MS 20/B/1/19 Worcestershire

MS 20/B/2 Enclosures
MS 20/B/2/1 Erdington
MS 20/B/2/2 Staffordshire
MS 20/B/2/3 Warwickshire

MS 20/B/3 Tithes
MS 20/B/3/1 Aston
MS 20/B/3/2 Erdington

MS 20/B/4 Canals

MS 20/B/5 Railways
MS 20/B/5/1 London and North Western Railway
MS 20/B/5/2 Northhampton, Daventry, Leamington and Warwick Railway

MS 20/B/6 Roads
MS 20/B/6/1 Staffordshire
MS 20/B/6/2 Warwickshire

MS 20/B/7 Rates
MS 20/B/7/1 Aston Parish

MS 20/B/8 Public affairs
MS 20/B/8/1 Charities
MS 20/B/8/2 Elections
MS 20/B/8/3 Greater Birmingham Scheme
MS 20/B/8/4 East Birmingham Town Planning Scheme

MS 20/B/9 Personal papers
MS 20/B/9/1 Bicknell, George
MS 20/B/9/2 Essington Family
MS 20/B/9/3 Fowler family
MS 20/B/9/4 Holte family
MS 20/B/9/5 Howe, Earl
MS 20/B/9/6 Robbins family
MS 20/B/9/7 Swanick family
MS 20/B/9/8 Wren family

MS 20/B/10 Business papers
MS 20/B/10/1 Richard Fowler and Son : Account

MS 20/B/11 Miscellaneous

MS 20/B/12 Maps and plans
MS 20/B/12/1 Alum Rock
MS 20/B/12/2 Aston
MS 20/B/12/3 Birmingham
MS 20/B/12/4 Duddeston
MS 20/B/12/5 Erdington
MS 20/B/12/6 King's Norton
MS 20/B/12/7 Northfield
MS 20/B/12/8 Ward End
MS 20/B/12/9 Washwwod Heath
MS 20/B/12/10 Counties (general)
MS 20/B/12/11 Radnorshire
MS 20/B/12/12 Staffordshire
MS 20/B/12/13 Warwickshire
MS 20/B/12/14 Worcestershire

MS 20/C Maps and plans deposited by Richard Fowler
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