Archer of Tanworth
Deeds and papers of the Archer family of Tanworth, created Barons Archer of Umberslade in 1747, together with papers of related or associated families, viz. Cheke, Russell, Tipping, Puckering and Windsor, and also including material relating to Sir Simon Archer (1581-1662), antiquary and friend of Sir William Dugdale. This collection relates mainly to the Archer family estates in Warwickshire, principally around Tanworth and Solihull where they were settled from the twelfth century. It also contains, however, material relating to most central and eastern counties. Also included are: Papers (1672-1725) relating to the Cheeke, Russell and Tipping families to whom the Archers were related by the marriage of Catherine Tipping to Thomas (later Baron) Archer in 1726 Estate accounts etc. (1549-c.1650) relating to the Puckering family of Warwick, acquired through Sir Simon Archer's executorship of the estate of Sir Thomas Puckering, d. 1641 Some papers relating to the Windsor family (1752-1804) added to the collection through the marriage of Sarah, one of Thomas Lord Archer's daughters and co-heiresses to the fifth earl of Plymouth in 1788.