Cambridgeshire

(Latest update of this page – 15/2/2017)

Ephemera

73/21 Cambridge University – small booklet ‘Vade Mecum or the Freshers ABC’ by JDM and GRD – Cambridge 1919. (Cover detached).  £8

Property, etc.

63/1 Cambridge – 1807– Sale of Property (Messingham, Lincs.) Thomas Gerrard Ferrand (Trinity College, University of Cambridge) to Thomas Sowerby. William Barnard (Gainsburgh), and Thomas Hill (Scotterthorpe) were also party to agreement. 3 sheets parchment – signed and sealed by Thomas G Ferrand and Thomas Hill. Witnessed by  B Codd, Jon Brundrett, Wm. Nicholson, also mark of William Allison. Refers to Ferrand’s late father, Thomas Ferrand (heretobefore, Thomas Waddington) and details title to property by reference to earlier deeds going back to 1719.   £52

84/253 Cambridge – 1876 – Marriage Settlement between Rev Richard William Gleadowe & Miss Harriett Emily Gleadowe. Refers to Marriage Sett (1838) of Harriett’s parents – Rev Thomas Littlewood Gleadowe (Roughton, Lincs) & Miss Harriett Anderson (Cambridge). For details see my Shropshire page –  Frodesley – 1876

84/21 Cambridge, Newnham, Soham – 1897 – Agreement relating to members of the Anderson, Lofft, and Gleadowe families. Refers to the Marriage Settlements between a) Capel Lofft and Mary Anderson (1837) and b) Thomas Littlewood Gleadowe and Harriet Anderson (1838), and the Wills of Mary & Harriet’s mother Elizabeth Anderson, and her brother William Whittred.  Contains extensive details of subsequent Deeds, family births, marriages & deaths, and schedule of properties in  Cambridge, Newnham  & Soham. Written on 26 sides of parchment – signed & sealed by Mary Whittred Lofft (temp. residing in S Kensington, Middx),  Thomas Smith Gleadowe (Alderly Edge, Cheshire), and Trustees Robert Adamson (Middx),  Henry William Wright (Wimbledon, Surrey).  £72

130/74 Cambridge  – 1904 – Lease of the Beauclerk Arms, witnessed by W F A Hudson (lecturer, Cambridge).  For full details see Hampshire page – Property – Winchfield

255/2 Elsworth – 1800 – Sale of “The Fox and Hounds” (now k/a “The Poacher) and adjoining cottage at Elsworth by Matthew Holworthy (Elsworth) to Peter Cowling (Fenstanton, Huntingdonsh.). Henry Sweeting (Huntingdon) was party to agreement as Trustee for Cowling.  The property was previously held copyhold of the Manor of Elsworth by Mrs Elizabeth Holworthy, who sold it to Matthew Holworthy – who was Lord of the Manor. At the date of the conveyance, the property was in the possession of a Mr. Chaplin. Large parchment sheet with decorative first 2 words, signed & sealed by Matthw. Holworthy. Mounted, framed in a wide gilt frame and glazed – overall size approx 40½”x 31¼” (103cm x 79cm). NB. The price does not include post & packing – arrangements will have to be made for collection or Special Delivery. £130

190/16 St Ives – 1746 – Obligation Bond given by Harris Barnes to James Martin in support of a Surrender of copyhold property occupied by Thomas Curtis, to the Lord of the Manor of Toseland. Includes a brief description & location of the property,  mortgaged to Jonathan Britain.  See my Huntingdonshire page.

131/1 Swaffham Bulbeck – 1800 – Sale of Land which had been intended to be allotted to Jacob John Whittington, by Inclosure Commissioners on his instructions, to raise his share of the expenses. The purchaser was William Stanton as Trustee for James Rickard Barker. Location of the land given by reference to adjoining landowners & roads. Sheet of parchment with impressed duty stamp – signed by Stanton, also by Tho Stone,  AC Driver,  J Dugmore & Edwd Hare (presumably the Commissioners). £47

Wills, etc.

54/16 Beakley, Catherine S. & Christopher J. – Toneham  – 1872 – Release of surviving Trustee following the distribution of the Trust Assets by the beneficiaries of the Oliver Marriage Settlement. Refers to the Settlement of 1824 between Elizabeth Clarke and Richard James Oliver; one of the Trustees was Rev. George Sanders, Elizabeth’s brother was John Clarke. Mentions death of Richard James Oliver – 1834, and Elizabeth Oliver – 1872. There were 3 children of the marriage Robert George Oliver (Regent Street, Middx.), Frederick Oliver (Quebec, Canada) & Catherine Smith Beakley (w/o Christopher James Beakley of Toneham (Farm), Cambs.). Gives details of various changes both of Trustees – John Sanders Clarke of Brentingley, Leics. was appointed in 1856 – and the investment of the Trust Funds. Large sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2 & written 3 sides, very slight fraying to edges, signed & sealed by Robert George Oliver, Frederick Oliver, C. J. Beakley & Catherine Smith Beakley.  £39

171/19 Buxton, Samuel Gurney – Cromer & Trinity College Cambridge – dated 1859 Original Will – for details & price of this, please see my Norfolk page – Wills

118/1 Ibberson, Charles – Chesterton – 1890 Probated copy of Will – names sons Charles (Kings Lynn),  Herbert G,  daughter Jane M,  sister Emily C. Property in Kings Lynn. Parchment – cert of Probate & wafer seal attd – some dusting to outside – company stamps on reverse.  £18

211/49 Scott, Sarah – Mansfield, Notts – 1901 Probated copy of Will – father late Obadiah Scott (Ditch Field, Burwell, Cambs. where Sarah had land), brother James Scott. She named Frances Scott (Swaffham Fen), widow, as an Exor. Paper booklet, bank stamp on back, wafer seal attached.  £15

171/4 Shore, Jonathan – Linton – (1859) Original Will – wife a beneficiary, but not named, son George Matthias Shore (Sheringham, Norfolk). Refers to property at Runton inherited from brother Stephen Shore*.  Written on 1½ sides paper watermarked 1859, with ‘mark’ of Jonathan Shore, witness signatures of Herbert J Johnson (Solicitor, Cromer) & Wm. Limmer (his clerk). [see also my Norfolk page for details of the Original Will of Stephen Shore*]              £30