Huntingdonshire

(Latest update of this page – 8/03/2015)

Property, etc

255/2 Fenstanton – 1800 – Sale of “The Fox and Hounds” (now k/a “The Poacher) and adjoining cottage at Elsworth, Cambridgeshire 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.  Sheet watermarked paper written 2 sides, ink & embossed duty stamps. Signed / sealed by Barnes, witnessed by Richd Lewis & Robert Curner (?).  £54

225/11 St Ives – 1842 – Bond to indemnify against the payment of Annuities given by George Game Day to Martin Rawling Osborne (both St Ives). Refers to 1838 agreement by which various properties & lands sold by James Osborne to William Coote (St Ives), part of the consideration consisting of an annual annuity payable to James Osborne & his daughter Anna for life. Includes location, tenants / occupiers of the properties, reference to subsequent indentures & Auction at which George Game Day purchased the Crown Inn (St Ives) & Martin Rawling Osborne The George (Houghton). The bond relates to Day’s agreement that he will be responsible for payment of future annuity payments to the Osbornes. Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 2½ sides, ink & embossed duty stamps. Signed / sealed by Day, witnessed by Robt. King (St Ives – solicitor’s clerk).  £50

Wills, etc.

171/7 Williams, Henry – Somersham – 1913 Letters of Administration – names wife Laura Ann. Short partly printed paper document – 1 Insurance coy stamp.  £3