Introduction to the Gosford Papers

Date published: 21 November 2007

Part of: Significant privately deposited archives , G - Introductions to significant privately deposited archives

This is a document summarising some of the most interesting and significant content within the Gosford archive (D1606 and D2259) held in PRONI.


The Gosford Papers consist of around 40,000 documents and around 300 volumes relating mainly to the estates (in Cos Armagh and Cavan) and financial affairs of the Acheson family of Markethill, Co. Armagh, successively baronets of Nova Scotia (1628), Barons, Viscounts and Earls of Gosford in the peerage of Ireland (1776, 1785 and 1806 respectively) and Barons Worlingham and Acheson in the peerage of the United Kingdom (1835 and 1847).  

Broadly speaking, they all fall within the period around 1750 to around 1960.  

The papers of the 2nd Earl of Gosford as Governor of Lower Canada, 1835 to 1838, are separately referenced under D2259: all the rest bear reference D1606.


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