Dorset

(Latest update of this page – 3/2/2015)

Property, etc.

10/5 Bournemouth – 1902 – Auction Particulars for sale of “Burwarton”, West Cliff, part of estate of Edward Taliesyn Jones, decd being sold by order of the High Court in the case of Jones v Jones.  Printed booklet c. 9″x 14″ made by folding a sheet of heavy paper in two, resulting in 4 sides – with a detailed description of the property including room measurements, & conditions of sale.  £10

84/232 Chantmarl, Cattistock – 1871 – Sale of lands & Assignment of life assurance policy by trustees (Thomas R Chaffey (Chantmarl, Cattistock), John Winter Walter (Stoke U Hambden) & George F Collin (Henham, Essex) of William Chaffey dec’d. Gives dates of death of William & wife Ann. For details see my Somerset page – Property – 84/232 Stoke under Hambden – 1871

233/40 Dorchester and Mintern Magna – 1840 – Abstract of Title of  Shield Farm, Alvescot, Oxon. belonging to Rev. Charles Loder Stephens and contracted to be sold to John Hill (see 233/39 – Oxfordshire page). Title commences with 1786 sale of property by Rev. Thomas Hughes (Dorchester, Dorset) to John Kenn.  Thomas Hughes was the son of Rev. Charles Hughes (Mintern Magna, Dorset) and the nephew of Rev. Simon Hughes (Hampnett, Glos.) and Rev. John Hughes (Hawling, Glos.). John, Charles & Simon were the sons of Rev. Thomas Hughes (Hampnett, Glos.) and his wife Frediswide Hughes. Includes description, names and acreages of the lands as they were in 1786, also details of lands awarded to  John Kenn under the 1798 Alvescot Inclosure Award and the Feoffment / Marriage Settlement of 1806 between John Kenn and  Sarah Stephens (daughter of Wm. Stephens & sister of   Charles Stephens both of Kencot). The property was inherited by Charles Loder Stephens (only son of Charles Loder) and his wife, Mary – under the Will of John Kenn. 11 sheets of watermarked paper written 9½ sides. Fraying to top edge and split in middle of centre fold of each sheet.  £44 48/149 Lyme Regis – 1844 – Mortgage by Richard Harcourt Symons (of Mynde Park, Herefordsh., but formerly of Lyme Regis) of interest in Estate of late father, Thomas Symons and property in Lyme Regis, to John Cooke (The Chase, Ross, Herefordsh.) Contains much information, including details of father’s Will, existing Mortgages, brothers and sister and loans already advanced by Cooke and to be secured by mortgaged interests and property.  The redemption (dated 1850) contains details of a number of further advances on same security, assignment to George Strong (The Chase) and Ellen Strong (Coughton, Walford, Herefordsh.) and subsequent redemption by Richard’s widow, Jane Dinnis Tolson Symons (Lyme Regis). 2 sheets of paper, split along centre fold, with other minor splits. A very unusual document, with the redemption written around the margins – in very small neat writing –  as well as on the reverse, of the original Deed. Original signed by Richard Harcourt Symons, and redemption by Ellen and George Strong.   £41

105/40 Parkstone1855 – Agreement relating to repayment of monies by Mrs Roberta Anne Balston, widow (Greenhurst, late Parkstone) to Miss Ursula Tristram Archer (Greenhurst).  The two ladies had resided together & Mrs Balston (who was to marry William Levett) owed Miss Archer a considerable sum, for full details & price, please see my Surrey page – Property –  Hurst Green (Greenhurst), Oxted

195/8 Poole – 1847- Sale of Equity in Redemption of Property – North Cross Street, Gosport, Hants. by William Sprent (late Chester, now Gosport) to Robert Hyde (Gosport). Benjamin Hobbs (Alverstoke, Hants) & John Hunt (late Gosport, now Poole, Dorset) party to agreement as Mortgagors of property. Refers to death – Will proved 1838 – of Sprent’s mother Mary Sprent (Chester) and the mortgage to Hobbs & Hunt. Details of property include measurements of plot, former & current occupiers & adjoining properties & roads.  2 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words  signed / sealed by  William Sprent,  Robert Hyde, Benjamin Hobbs & John Hunt, witnesses on reverse include Mary Ann Hunt (Poole).  £62

150/47  Portland – 1900 – Sale & covenant to surrender copyhold lands – held of the manor by Trustees of William Dutton dec’d signed/sealed  by the Trustees – Rev John Augustine Beazor (Portland, Dorset), John Dutton Bliss  ( Witney) & witnessed by H M Attwooll (Rate Collector, Portland).  For full details & price of this document please see my Oxfordshire page – Property –   Hailey

90/19 Stalbridge – 1824 – Obligation Bond given by Samuel Dean (Yeovil) to Thomas Lemon (Stalbridge) re Mortgage.  For full details & price of this document please see my Somerset page – Property –  Yeovil

66/43 Stour Provost  – 1888 – Document  concerned with the conveyance in 1858 to the Trustees of the Will of William Penny by his daughters Sarah Charlotte (w/o Arthur Ayliffe of S. Bruham) & Elizabeth Hartgill (w/o John Westover of Stour Provost) of various properties which had belonged to William & his late wife.  The schedules include The Bull Inn & closes of land at S Bruham, ‘The Home Living’, Charlton Musgrove – comprising dwelling house, barton & closes, a newly erected property occupied by William & 2 other houses, occupied by Thomas Bremson & Thos. Forward in Kilmington & dwellings at Zeals, Mere, Wilts occupied by Abraham Clothier, James Cowley, Ann Riddick, John Harcourt & John Green. For full details / price, please see my Somerset page – Property – South Brewham

90/14 Weymouth1841 – Obligation Bond given by Edward Griffin (Bloomsbury, late Weymouth) to Jane Griffin widow (Weymouth). For full details & price of this document please see my Middlesex page – Property

68/7 Wimbourne Minster – 1779 – Assignment of Leasehold Cottage – John Hayward to William Dean. Details of earlier Leases, Mortgage and 3 generations of Hayward family. Paper Indenture with  tear top centre and 3 small holes in folds – signed and sealed by John Hayward and signed by witness, Thos Freland. (see also  68/9).   £48

68/8 Wimbourne Minster – 1779 – Assignment of Leasehold Cottage –  William Dean  to Edward Hayward.  Repurchase of property by Hayward  with details of earlier Leases and Deeds and 3 generations of Hayward family. Paper Indenture with several small tears in folds and small split – signed and sealed by  William Dean with signature of witness, Richd Seymer. (see also  68/7)   £51

Wills, etc

211/57 Judith (widow of William Bell of Gillingham, Dorset), and their children Catherine & William Read Bell were beneficiaries of her brother in law’s / their uncle’s Will. Details of  property in Gillingham – occupied by George Ings  For full details / price, please see my Shropshire page – Wills –  Yates, Richard – Albrighton – 1841

84/39 – Lyme Regis – 1913  Release of Trustee under Will. Gives details of Will, names wife Sarah, children including  Arthur  Bond (Lyme Regis).   For details see Devon page – Wills – Bond, Charles W – Axminster  – 1913  – died 1872

67/47 Hogarth,  David – formerly Lowestoft, now Portland Isle, Dorset – dated 1869 Release of interest in Marriage Settlement by Rev. David Hogarth in favour of his son Sumner Hogarth (Portland Isle). Refers to 1837 Marriage Settlement of David Hogarth and Hannah Prudence Bohun, issue of marriage (Sumner & two others, not named), her death in 1841 and advances made by the Trustees for Sumner’s benefit. Richard Bohun (Beccles), John Hogarth (Berwick upon Tweed) & George Hogarth (late Edinburgh, now Cupar). Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 3 sides, signed David Hogarth & Sumner Hogarth, witnessed by Christina Mary Hogarth & Beatrice Hogarth (both spinsters of Portland Isle).  £30

67/48 Hogarth,  David – formerly Lowestoft, now Portland Isle, Dorset – dated 1869 Release of interest in Marriage Settlement by Rev. David Hogarth in favour of his son Bohun Hogarth (Portland Isle). Refers to 1837 Marriage Settlement of David Hogarth and Hannah Prudence Bohun, issue of marriage (Bohun & two others, not named), her death in 1841 and advances made by the Trustees for Bohun’s benefit.  Large sheet paper watermarked 1867 folded in 2, written 2¾ sides, signed David Hogarth & Bohun Hogarth, witnessed by Christina M. Hogarth & Beatrice Hogarth (both spinsters of Portland Isle).  £30

53/173 Parker, Adelaide – formerly of Great Comberton, now Bournemouth – 1893 Probated copy of Will – parchment – names 3 brothers, 2 sisters (Hodgson, Stone), nephews and nieces (Hall, Masefield, Parker, Stone).  £20

215/77 Smith, Elizabeth – Motcombe – 1821 Probated copy of Will – daughters – Maria (w/o William Whittock), Elizabeth (w/o Samuel Hall), Martha (w/o William Hiscock), Anna (w/o Thomas Maughan), Frances (w/o Benjamin Baverstock), Patience (w/o Robert Hicks) and late Grace Singer [her daughters Martha,  Sophia & Elizabeth]. Refers to monies owed to her by Thomas Thorne (Shaftsbury) re mortgage.  Parchment sheet – several small splits in folds –  with grant of Probate & wafer seal attd.   £33 215/143 Thompson, George – Leigh Parsonage, Sherborne – 1866 – Lease of property in College Road, Highbury Park, Middx by Rev. George Thompson  to James Keast & John Moon (both Camberwell, Surrey).  The house had been constructed by Keast & Moon & the document gives covenants & conditions relating to the Lease. The reverse contains a 2nd Indenture (1867) assigning the Lease from Keast to Moon & refers to 1866 Mortgage to Killingworth Hedges (Bloomsbury), & the dissolution of Keast & Moon’s Partnership. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words & a colour wash location plan which shows adjoining properties leased to the partners by Thompson. Original Lease signed & sealed by George Thompson & James Keast, assignment by James Keast & John Moon, witnessed by K Hedges.  £56

215/144 Thompson, George – Leigh Parsonage, Sherborne – 1866 – Counterpart of Lease of property in College Road, Highbury Park by Rev. George Thompson  to James Keast & John Moon (both Camberwell, Surrey).  The house had been constructed by Keast & Moon & the document gives covenants & conditions relating to the Lease.  Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words & a colour wash location plan which shows adjoining properties leased to the partners by Thompson. Signed & sealed by John Moon & James Keast.  £46

215/149 Thompson, George – Leigh Vicarage, Sherborne – 1879 – Assignment of  Leasehold property in Aubert Park (previously College Road) Highbury  by  John Moon (Hamilton Rd, Middx) to Richard Francis Broome (Highbury New Park).   Refers to original Lease from  Rev. George Thompson (Leigh Parsonage, Sherborne, Dorset) to James Keast & John Moon, mortgage to Killingworth Hedges, repayment to his Exors & sale of Keast’s Interest to Moon.   Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words signed & sealed by  John Moon & R F Broome,  witnessed by K R Hedges. Together with a short letter written & signed by George Thompson (Leigh Vicarage, Sherborne) acknowledging the Notice of Assignment. [see also Middlesex page 215/143, 144, 145 & 148] £48