Stone Family Papers, 1571-1933

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Rauner Manuscript MS-1339

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About the Collection

sino viet v3 001 imageThe papers of the Stone family contain parchment indentures, covenants, probate deeds and wills, manuscript notes, letters, receipts and invoices. The documents chronicle the legal transactions of Richard Stone (circa 1570-1653) of Clayhanger, Devon and Chipstable, Somerset, England and his descendants. Seen together the materials shed light on the evolution of British legal documents from 1571 to 1872. Richard Stone of Clayhanger, Devon and Chipstable, Somerset was born in the 1570s and died in 1653. Richard was married twice and had eight children. The line of descent from his son Emanuel Stone from his first marriage can be traced in the UK and USA to the present day. The line of descent from his son Richard from his second marriage also can be traced to the present day in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

The original manuscripts are available for use at Rauner Special Collections Library. See the Library Catalog link above.

For more information about the Stone Family Papers contact Rauner Special Collections Library, 6065 Webster Hall, Hanover, NH 03755, USA, Phone: 603-646-0538, Email:, URL: /library/rauner/

Researchers interested in the family history of this Stone family can find more information at Stone-Rhodes: a Family Memoir. Should anyone researching these documents prepare abstracts or transcriptions, the donor would very much like to receive them. He can be advised by leaving a comment on the Stone-Rhodes website.

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