Miscellaneous

(Latest update of this page -9/8/2017)

Australia      Property, etc
66/11 Launceston, Tasmania- 1889 – Lease of property  ‘Ship & Pilot Boat’ by Margaret Elizabeth Gilmour (Launceston, Tasmania)  For full details/price, please see my Gloucestershire page – Property –   Bristol /  Narrow Quay
Wills, etc.
160/77 Beryl (daughter of Douglas Baker of Geraldton, Western Australia), beneficiary of Will. For full details & price of this document, please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Woodcock, Samuel Jonathan – Norwich – 1912

215/208 Hatton, William – Halifax, England  – died 1857 Contemporary certified copy of Will & Codicil. Late father in law Samuel Taylor Rigg, sons John William Hatton, Joseph Douglas Hatton (Van Diemans Land), William Wilberforce Hatton & Charles Wesley Hatton; daughters Emma Hatton, Mary Ann (w/o John G. Fowers / John G. Towers?). Refers to various properties in Halifax [one Cheapside occupied by M/s William Ferguson Holroyde Son & Cronhelm, one Church Lane, one Cross Field] and Closes of Land. 8 large sheets paper signed by Fred. Walker & William Shipston.  £30

171/161 Tillyard, Robin John – Canberra – dated 1938 Letter detailing occupation & death – for details & price see Norfolk page – Wills –  Tillyard, Miss Ellen (his aunt)

73/5 Wyer, Emma, Henley Beach, South Australia – 1885 Contemporary Certified copy of Will dated 23/9/1885. Refers to late husband, Charles S Wyer, a plaintiff in the case ‘ Charles Wyer and others v John Tomkins’. Son  Charles and grandchildren, sister, grand nieces and nephews, not named, brother – in – law Frederick Hagedorn (Adelaide).      £10

Canada

171/206 Cecil T Blundell of Windsor, Ontario, included in his mother’s Will –  Amy Maria Blundell – Cromer – 1923. Probated copy of short Will – widow of George T Blundell, sister Miss Emily M Boyce. Paper booklet 2 company stamps. £13

160/77  Rose & Ernest Bond of Romford, Saskatchewan, beneficiary of Will. For full details & price of this document, please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Woodcock, Samuel Jonathan – Norwich – 1912

54/19 Bostock – 1879 – Power of Attorney given to Thomas Miles & James Bouskell (both of Leicester, England) by Mary Louisa Gillard (w/o George Gillard), Anna Maria Fenby (w/o Thomas E. Fenby), Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock – the children of Thomas Bostock deceased (formerly of Hathern, Leics. then of Wyoming, Ontario, Canada). Under the Will of Joseph Bostock (Breedon Lodge, Leics.) – the father of Thomas, Thomas’ children were entitled as Tenants in Common to an interest in certain freehold lands at Osgathorpe, Sheepshead & Belton, Leics. and monies forming part of the estate of Joseph. The Trustees were Thomas Hackett & George Hackett. Thomas Bostock’s children gave authority to Miles & Bouskell to act on their behalf in the disposal of the lands & recovery of the monies. 6 page paper booklet, watermarked 1879 written 4 sides with slight dusting to cover, signed by Mary Louisa Gillard,  George Gillard, Anna Maria Fenby, Thomas E. Fenby, Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock, witnessed by Henry Brown, Commissioner in Her Majesty’s Court of Queens Bench.  £40

54/20  – 1879 – Settlement in Trust to enable the sale of their interests under the Will of Joseph Bostock (Breedon Lodge, Leics. England) – died 1853, by his grandchildren Mary Louisa Gillard (w/o George Gillard of Enniskillen, Ontario), Anna Maria Fenby (w/o Thomas Elijah Fenby of Euphemia, Ontario), Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock (both of Lambton, Ontario). Refers to Joseph’s Will and some of his lands at Osgathorpe, Leics. occupied by William Moseley, then Thomas Gilbert, at Charnwood Forest, Sheepshead, occupied by William Moseley, then Thomas Gilbert and at Belton, occupied by Thomas Oliver, land in occupation of James Henson and other lands at Osgathorpe occupied by James Mackie. Mentions 3 children by name – Eliza(beth) Bostock, William Bostock and Thomas Bostock of Wyoming. Gives details of the deaths of Joseph Bostock, Elizabeth Bostock & Thomas Bostock and marriages of Mary Louisa and Anna Maria, and mentions Thomas’ other children – Jonathan Bostock & Jane Maud Kate Bostock – both deceased.  10 page parchment booklet written 8 sides, signed & sealed by Mary Louisa Gillard,  George Gillard, Anna Maria Fenby, Thomas Elijah Fenby, Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock, witnessed by Henry Brown, a Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Court of Queens Bench.  Together with a Certificate confirming that Mary Louisa Gillard and Anna Maria Fenby had been examined apart from their husbands and had confirmed that they had entered into the Indenture freely & voluntarily. Signed by Commissioners Henry Brown (Oil Springs, Lambton) & Wm. Henry Brown (Wyoming, Lambton). Sheet of paper folded in 2, stamped by the Supreme Court of Judicature.  £52

54/21  – 1880 – Assignment of proceeds to be received from sale of interest in real estate to John Gilbert Murdin  (Leicester) by  George Gillard & his wife Mary Louisa GillardThomas E. Fenby & his wife Anna Maria Fenby, Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock (all of Ontario, Canada) in exchange for advance of £400. Mentions a Deed of even date by which the parties are now absolutely entitled to the proceeds from the real estate. Sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2 & written 3 sides signed / sealed by Mary Louisa Gillard,  George Gillard, Anna Maria Fenby, Thomas E. Fenby, Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock, witnessed by Henry Brown, Commissioner in Her Majesty’s Court of Queens Bench.  Together with – 1) A sheet of paper signed by the above 6 parties in 1879 and addressed to John Gilbert Murdin requesting that the £400 be sent to Mrs Jane Bostock, Wyoming, Canada [? widow of Thomas, see 54/19 & 20, above?]. – 2) A statement signed in 1880 by J. G. Murdin, that the £400 to be advanced actually belonged to Thomas Miles & James Bouskell as Trustees of the Will of James Park Sikes, deceased.   £42

171/166 Davey, Roscoe Ellis Boyle – Cartierville, Quebec – 1913 Letters of Administration, shows English residence at Sustead, Norfolk – father Guy Davey. Paper. £4

105/33 Release & Indemnity given by the children of  Ann Dodds  Gainsborough Hill, Stafford died 1852 in 1853.  Watermarked paper includes details of net value & amount paid to each beneficiary, signed by 13 of Ann’s children – including George Dodds & Edward Dodds (both West Gwillimbury, Canada). William Dodds did not sign as he had already benefited prior to his mother’s death.  Together with a) a signed declaration from James Patton (Notary Public of Barrie, Simcoe, Canada) confirming he was present when George & Edward signed the Indenture, & b) a Certificate of Appointment of Patton as Notary Public signed by the Earl of Elgin & Kincardine, Governer General of British North America.  £50

54/16 Oliver, Frederick1872 – 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

130/67 & 68  – Sale of Leechpool Farm & lands by Henry de Beaumont Randolph (formerly of Yate, now Ontario, Canada).  For full details & price of documents, please see my Gloucestershire page – Property -Yate 1912

171/100 Brother Samuel Smith (Toronto, Canada), his 4 sons Thomas Mann Smith, William Wilson Smith, Samuel Sidney Smith, Robert Cromer Smith mentioned in Original Will.  For full details & price of this document, please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Smith, Susanna (Miss) – Cromer – dated 1900

171/98 John Spaul & Austin Spaul (both Collingwood, Canada). John’s son Josiah John Spaul. Niece Elizabeth Purdy (Walsingham). Austin’s children not named. All mentioned in sister’s Will. For full details & price of this document, please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Lewis, Mary Ann – widow – Hunworth & Holt – 1899

211/109 Rev. Richard Whitnell (Phillipsburg, St Armand, Lower Canada) included in brother’s Will. For full details & price of this document, please see my Yorkshire page – Wills –  Whitnell, John – Tadcaster – 1849

East Indies      Wills, etc.
215/61 Little, David – soldier, East Indies – dated 1880 Release signed by beneficiaries of an estate:- includes signatures of David’s siblings, but not his own – for full details of this document listing extensive family names, please see my Cumberland page – Wills – Lightfoot, Margaret – Moorhouse, Wigton

England                    – County unknown Wills, etc.
171/229 Temple, John – died in China.     Master of merchant ship “Adventure”    – 1858 Letters of Administration – widowed mother Christiana Anne Temple, sister Louisa Temple. Parchment dated 1872, with wafer seal. £5

Gibraltar
98/157 Livingstone, Thos. – Thorne, Doncaster – formerly Gibraltar – 1900 – see Yorkshire page for details

India Property, etc

162/24  – 1836 – Lease for a year (the 1st part of Lease & Release for sale of property ) by Philip Peard (Calcutta, Bengal) Parchment signed / sealed by Thomas Goldsworthy as Attorney for Peard, for full details & price of this, please see my Devon page – Property – Bishops Tawton

233/55  – 1884 – Release of Trustee by Beneficiary,  following the distribution of a deceased’s estate. Agreement between Charlotte Franklin (Hudson County, New Jersey, USA) and Margaret Wiggins wife of Thomas Wiggins – Witney, Oxon. Refers to death of Jane Burdock widow of William Burdock (Kentish Town, Middx.) [the date of death is stated as 1832, but may be incorrect as Letters of Administration were granted in 1882] Jane Burdock’s siblings were Charlotte Franklin, Margaret Wiggins and John Burdock who lived & died in India leaving sons James Burdock, John Burdock, Robert Burdock & Thomas Burdock. Details of Jane’s assets, expenditure incurred by Margaret as her administratrix, release from any future claims given by Charlotte on receipt of her share of the estate. 6 pages of paper watermarked 1883 written 3½ sides with some dusting to cover. Signed by J. Birmingham as Attorney for Charlotte Franklin.  £32

Ireland

245aScanlon, Mary – Rathcormac School, Castletown. An unusual blackwork Sampler of large proportions, sewn mainly in Cross Stitch by Mary Scanlon in 1865.sampler Mary Scanlon A double wave border surrounds alphabets & numerals worked in several fancy styles of lettering above a number of Christian symbols including a centrally positioned IHS in which the bar above the “H”, signifying the elision, has been depicted as a Latin Cross. Framed & glazed.
Property, etc

135/22 Co Armagh – Ballymacnab – 1879 – Mortgage of land by Peter Hanlon (Ballymacnabb) to David Gillespie (Armagh). Refers to original Lease of 1823 by which Peter’s father Thomas Hanlon (Foley) leased the lands from The Earl of Charlemont, Peter was about 7 years of age at that date.  Very large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 written 3 sides. Signed / sealed by Peter Hanlon, witnessed by William Gallagher (solr  Armagh). £36

135/20 Co Armagh – Carricknagavna – 1873 – Sale of Farm k/a Forkhill by Michael McDermott to Patrick Murphy / Peter Murphy. Refers back to acquisition of lands by Charles Thomas Warde 1852, his death 1865, & surviving children Henry Charles Lloyd Warde, died 1871, Ada Lloyd Hawley, Charlotte Purefroy Lloyd Hodgson & Emily Frances Lloyd Warde; Marriage Settlements between Henry Tylston Hodgson & Charlotte 1865 and  Rev. Edward Hawley & Ada 1866.  Refers to 1872 agreement between McDermott & other tenants of lands at Carricknagavna that he would purchase at auction on behalf of all tenants including Patrick Quinn, Thomas Murphy, Patrick McParland. Large parchment sheet folded in 2, written on 3 sides  (printed with manuscript insertions). The 4th side contains the title & a Location Plan showing adjoining landholders Hugh Murphy, James Magill & John McEnally. Small stain resulting in loss of small area of text. “Marks” of Michael McDermott & Patrick Murphy with small red wax seals, witnessed by James Smyth (solr app. Neury) £35

135/19 Co Armagh – Dromart – 1853 – Lease of Farm & Land by Rt Hon Viscount Dungannon to Bernard Lynas (Dromart). Various rights reserved to Dungannon & Covenants & conditions to be observed by Lynas.  Formerly in possession of Felix Brady. Very large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 2½ sides – pre-printed with manuscript insertions – signed / sealed by Dungannon (large impressed wax seal) & Bernard Lynas, witnessed by Hutcheson Powell & John Rainey.  Together with a small note 1881 indicating the Lease had been used as security for a loan, signed by Lynas.  £33

135/27 Co Armagh – Farnaloy – 1890 – Conveyance of lands in connection with proposed Marriage of Anne Eliza English to William Haughey (Mowilliam, Armagh). Anne’s parents were Isabella & Thomas English (died 1870) of Farnaloy, grandfather John English. Large parchment sheet folded in 2, written 2 sides, signed / sealed by Isabella English, Anne Eliza English & William Haughey.  £33

135/21 Co Armagh – Farnamuckla – 1875 – Sub Grant in perpetuity of Lands by Robert John MacGeough (The Argory, Co Armagh) to John Feighan & James Feighan (both Farnamuckla). Lands leased by  MacGeough  from Marcus Gervais Lord Archbishop of Armagh.  Refers to 1787 Lease of lands by William McGeough to Patrick Feighan, renewable at 7 year intervals.    8 page parchment booklet written 5 sides. Location plan on cover sheet which shows part of adjoining lands of Jas & John Feighan, Terence Raverty, Terence Toner, Francis Toner jnr. Damp staining to part of booklet with resultant ‘crinkling’ of parchment. Signed / sealed by R J MacGeough & John Feighan with ‘mark‘ of  James Feighan.  £32

135/26 Co Armagh – Tamlette – 1890 – Grant of  Perpetual Lease of lands by Jane Ritter, widow,  (Limavady, Co Londonderry) to Benjamin Jenkinson (Tamlette). Lands originally Leased by Jane Thompson to Joseph Jenkinson 1790. In 1858 the Lease of part of the lands was renewed to Benjamin Jenkinson by Jane Maxwell, his interest was passed to Benjamin Jenkinson [Thomas Jenkinson was party to agreement]. Jane Maxwell’s lands passed to Samuel Maxwell Alexander (died 1889), his co-heiresses were Jane Ritter & Elizabeth Jane Smith Ritter / Stanton.  Large parchment sheet folded in 2, pre-printed with manuscript insertions on 3 sides, signed / sealed by Jane Ritter with ‘Mark‘ of Benjamin Jenkinson, witnessed by Jno. Cunnungham & Sam. Lowry (both Limavady) & William McKenna (Tamlette)  £34

62/5  Co Monaghan – Marriage Settlement between Thomas Campbell Graham, County Monaghan and Margaret Davison, Bishopwearmouth – 1827 7 sheets Parchment – signed and sealed by both parties and Trustees – Thomas Burn, Bishopwearmouth and Robert Reay, Monkwearmouth. Also signed by witnesses – Frederick Becks, Edw Hinde, Jns Hutton, Thomas Walker. Includes details of Margaret’s Father, Mother, Brother and property in Bishopwearmouth and investments. £58

62/11 Co Monaghan – Appointment  of New Trustee to Marriage Settlement between Thomas Campbell Graham, and Margaret Davison –Bishopwearmouth – 1846. 2 sheets  Parchment – signed and sealed by Thos. Burn and W L  Burn. Details original 1827  Marriage Settlement and some Family History. £42

67/98 Dublin – 1830 – Attested copy made 1848 of Deed of Dissolution of Chemist and Apothecary Partnership between Richard Ward and Elijah Pring (both Dublin). Refers to 1826 Lease of premises in Westmoreland Street, Dublin from John Clark of Belmont, Co. Carlow and dissolution of partnership with effect from 1st Jan. 1830. Ward’s half share in stocks, debts, fixtures & fittings, etc assigned to Pring, and Pring’s interest in Lease assigned to Ward who then sub-leased the premises to Pring. Details various conditions, restrictions, indemnities, annuities, payments, etc relating to the dissolution. 14 sheets of paper watermarked 1840, written 26 sides. This copy signed by Geo. Lincoln Smith and David Inde (clerks to Messrs Bohun & Rix, Beccles, Suffolk).  £45

67/99 Dublin – 1832 – Schedule of Costs incurred by Richard Ward relating to investigation of Title in connection with acquisition of premises in Westmoreland Street, Dublin from John Clark junior. Mentions original 1804 Lease of property to Robert Roth, the Mortgage and subsequent assignment of equity of redemption by Roth to Messrs Clarke and West, and several leases of the premises to Ward and  Pring. 6 sheets watermarked paper written 11 sides, signed by Wm. O’Brien for Laurence P. Parke, Solicitors, acknowledging payment of costs by Ward. £22

67/100 Dublin – 1843 – Schedule of Attorneys Costs incurred by Richard Ward (Dublin) in connection with an action by him against his former partner  Elijah Pring Ward being Pring’s Creditor and Landlord. Refers to seizing & sale of Pring’s goods, possibility of Pring’s Creditors claiming against Ward as his name was still used in the firm & obtaining Counsel’s opinion on a number of occasions. 7 sheets of paper – written 11¼ sides. The Attorney was William White (William St. Dublin).  £22

67/101 Dublin – 1843 – Copy of Opinion of Counsel Chas G. Darling concerning the liability of  Richard Ward  in respect of the debts incurred after the dissolution of the partnership, by his former partner  Elijah Pring giving details of the relevant case law and the action Ward needed to take to avoid being liable in respect of future debts. Also sets out action Ward would need to take to recover the proceeds from the sale of Pring’s goods – which the Sheriff had paid to another creditor. 5 sheets of paper – written 8 sides. £22

67/102 Dublin – 1843 to 1846 – Documents relating to Costs incurred by Richard Ward in relation to his action against his former partner  Elijah Pring consisting of a schedule of Costs (4 sides of paper) invoiced by William White, Attorney, for redocketting of a Judgement and action taken to have Ward’s name deleted from newspaper adverts referring to the partnership of Ward, Pring & Co.; together with 2 Bills of Costs relating to the above schedule and a Notice of a Search in the Court of Common Pleas. £22

67/105 Dublin – 1866Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society Policy on property 30 Westmoreland Street, Dublin  occupied by Messrs Graham & Company, Apothecaries &  Chemists taken out by Albemarle Cator (Woodbastwick Hall, Norfolk) & Richard Bohun (Beccles, Suffolk).  Agents Alexr. D. Kennedy,  solr. Dublin). Large sheet of paper, pre-printed, with manuscript details of the property insured – very small piece of paper missing from foot of sheet. Signed by 3 Directors of the Insurance Society – W. L? Hotson, Gen? Durrants & Donald Daley.  £7

67/52 Dublin – 1876 – Mortgage by John Gibbon Cole (Bramfield) to William Walter Kiddle R.N. (Dublin) of cottages in Peasenhall, Suffolk. Details adjoining lands & property owners, names former & current occupiers of cottages to include Robert Fisher, James Smith, John Ludbrook, Benjamin Jordan, John Tillott, Jasper Redgrave, James Snelling. 8 page paper booklet written 7 sides, signed John Gibbon Cole.  £30

67/52 Dublin – 1885 – Further Mortgage granted to Henry James Gibbs (Peasenhall) by William Walter Kiddle R.N. (Dublin) on security of cottages in Peasenhall, Suffolk. Refers to original mortgage of properties by John Gibbon Cole to Kiddle [see 67/52] & subsequent sale, subject to the mortgage, by Cole to Gibbs.  Details adjoining lands & property owners, names occupiers of cottages to include Henry James Gibbs, Benjamin Jordan, William Harvey & Francis Row. The document also contains a redemption of both the original & further mortgages by Gibbs from Charlotte Elizabeth Kiddle (Dublin), William’s widow. Sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2, written 4 sides. Further mortgage signed Henry James Gibbs & redemption signed Charlotte Elizabeth Kiddle witnessed by Frederick Kiddle (Dublin) .  £32

215/62 Limerick – 1881 – draft Prosecution Brief for case against John O’Keefe, a soldier from Limerick garrisoned at Carlisle Castle who was charged with the theft of a watch from David Corry (David Corrie) of Fisher Street, Carlisle. Full details given about how the alleged theft took place and how the watch came to be in the hands of Jas. Hannagan (Limerick). Hannagan was O’Keefe’s aunt’s husband and he was arrested in Limerick by Patrick McCormick (Royal Irish Constabulary) for possession of the watch. 4 sheets watermarked paper written 2½ sides – deletions and amendments.  £20

215/63 Limerick – 1881 – draft additional Prosecution Brief for case against John O’Keefe, a soldier from Limerick garrisoned at Carlisle Castle who was charged with the theft of a watch from  David Corrie (David Corry) of  Carlisle. Edward Quinliven (or Edmund Quinliven) of Limerick, James Hannagan‘s employer, is to be called as an additional prosecution witness.  3 sheets watermarked paper written 1½ sides – some staining, dusting, deletions and amendments.  £10

233/57 Wicklow – 1889 – Undertaking given by William Clinch & Thomas William Foreshaw (both Witney) and Bellingham Arthur Somerville (Wicklow, Ireland) t/a “William Clinch & Company”, Brewers, Witney to Emily Westell Collier (Witney) to keep safe, and produce if required, documents relating to lands sold to Clinch, Foreshaw & Somerville and to Collier. The documents relate to Mortgages of lands in Witney, Field Assarts & Asthall, Oxon  sold by John Marriott Clinch (Witney) to Clinch, Foreshaw & Somerville and other lands sold to Emily Westell Collier [no details given of the lands]. Parchment sheet written 1 side, signed by Wm. Clinch, T. W. Foreshaw & B. A. Somerville.  £17

Wills, etc.

118/17 – 1756 Attested copy of Will, of Booth, Robert – Salford  – names   Booth Gore (Ireland) & his daughter Arabella,  for details see Lancashire page – Wills –  Booth, Robert – Salford

118/18 – 1786 Attested copy of Will and Codicil of Booth, John Gore – Salford , names brother  Sir John Booth Gore (dec’d) & his daughter Arabella,   nephews Sir Booth Gore,   Robert Gore (both Ireland), for details see Lancashire page – Wills –  Booth, John Gore – Salford

98/159 Kingsbury, James – Cork – died 1856 Letters of Administration granted to sister Diana, in 1875, mother also Diana. Partly printed parchment with manuscript insertions, with wafer seal attached. £5

67/37 – 1830 – Obligation Bond given by Elijah Pring to Richard Ward (both of Dublin) as security for a loan. Sheet of paper watermarked 1825 with impressed Duty stamps, pre-printed, with manuscript insertions. Signed by Elijah Pring, witnessed by William Rawle. Reverse noted that Bond ‘satisfied by composition’ signed Richd. Ward.  £33

Italy

215/176 – 1896 – Mortgage of  Leasehold property in Anerley Rd, Penge, Battersea, Surrey by Charles Pawley (Upper Sydenham) to William Frederick Collard (Cavendish Square, Middx) in 1866. Details of original Lease from Edward Richards Adams with property location.  3 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words. Signed / sealed by Charles Pawley. On the reverse are details of a part repayment signed by George Arthur H Lillie. On the reverse of sheet 2 there is a Supplementary Deed dated 1896 assigning the mortgage to George Arthur Howard Lillie (Kensington, Middx), John Peter Marquis Di Montagliari (Florence, Italy) & Vincent Ind Chamberlain (Belgrave Rd, Middx) signed by Prudentia Sarah Jefferson Lonsdale (Kensington, Middx), the widow of James John Lonsdale – one of the Executors of the Will of William Frederick Collard. £64

Jamaica
98/148 Hall, Charles – Doncaster, formerly Kingston, Jamaica – died 1819 Further Letters of Administration with copy of Will attached, issued  following the death of his natural son Francis Hall (Newark, Jamaica). Brother in law George Pinnock (Jamaica), late wife’s nephews /nieces Philip Pinnock,  Mary,  Ann,  Elizabeth Cuthbert, also various members of Rev John Allott’s family who were kin – details on Yorkshire page.

Jersey

215/180 – 1889-1898 1) 1889 – Notice given to Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in connection with Marriage Settlement* between Robert Hutchinson Dixon (Liverpool & Little Woolton, Lancs) and Lydia Constance Cumming – daughter of  Eliza Elizabeth Cumming – West Norwood Rd, Surrey . * John Brett Cumming (Brixton Sq) was party to agreement. Sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1 side, receipted by the British branch of the Society. 2) 1889  – Marriage Certificate – Robert Hutchinson Dixon (father William Thompson Dixon) and Lydia Constance Cumming (father Gordon Cumming). 3) 1898  – Marriage Certificate – George Rice Holroyd (father George Barron Holroyd) and Lydia Constance Cumming (widow), at which time both were living in St. Helier, Jersey.    £30

160/116 Gurney, Lovel Wodehouse – St Clement, formerly Eaton, Norfolk  – 1904 Probated copy of Will – wife Blanche neé Mason, daughter Rachel Valerie Pearl, late father Francis Hay Gurney, brothers Edward Hay Gurney,  Hudson Gurney. Also refers to Cecil Francis Gurney, relationship not stated.  Property in Jersey & Eaton 7 shares in A/Eyres Brewery. Paper booklet with some dusting & company stamp to parchment cover.  £17

New Zealand      Wills, etc.

171/174   Probated copy of Will & Codicil of Susan Elizabeth Stebbings – East Dereham – 1915– brothers James William Simpson & Franklin Simpson (Bay of Islands, New Zealand), George W Simpson, for full details, please see my Norfolk page.

215/125  Auckland – 1888 –  Draft Release of Trustees by beneficiaries under  Settlement by John Unsworth (Rock Ferry, formerly The Thorn, Penrith). John’s second wife Jane, children   Mary Ann Unsworth (w/o  Joseph Hudson of Crosby on Eden), George Ragland Unsworth,  Richard Houghton Unsworth, William Unsworth,  Jane (w/o Henry Bull), Dora Unsworth, Josephine (w/o Archibald Worthington Bromfield of Auckland, New Zealand),  Philip Henry Unsworth, Frederick Unsworth,  Frances (w/o James Moxon) & Margaret Unsworth       Details of residences, marriages,  deaths & Wills of various children also Mortgage and sale of children’s interest under settlement.  11 sheets watermarked paper, written on 20 sides, amendments, deletions and blank spaces, throughout – writing not all legible. [SOLD, but see my Cumberland page for other family documents.]

211/174 Vavasour, Henry Dunstan – Hazlewood Castle, Yorkshire  & Tataraimaka, New Zealand – dated 1871 & 1880 2 Original Wills – brothers William Edward Joseph Vavasour, Oswald Hugh Vavasour (both of Hazlewood Castle), Edward Joseph Everard Vavasour, sisters Mary Lucy Vavasour, Angela Maria (de Gaudos) Galdina Vavasour. Both Wills written on watermarked paper; 1871 – 3 sides signed Hy Dunstan Vavasour, 1880 – 1 side  signed H D Vavasour, witnesses include Frederick Augustus Scott (1871) & S Churchward / Churchwara (1880 – Footman, Hazlewood Castle). £42

Prussia

215/48  1867 – Draft document re Sale of Leasehold property Chiswick Street,  St. Mary, Carlisle – by Joseph Gordon (Frankfort, Prussia) to William Reeves (Carlisle). Refers to 1862 Lease between Duke of Devonshire & Joseph Gordon of plot of land on which Gordon erected 2 houses – 1 of which was sold to Reeves. Adjoining property owned by Miss Ann Welsh. 3 sheets watermarked paper written 4 sides, some dusting to outer. £15 

Scilly Isles     Wills, etc.
98/103 Culyer, Charles   Scilly Isles, Cornwall  – 1883 Beneficiary under the Will of his sister – for details see Norfolk page, Wills – Culyer, Elizabeth.

Scotland       Property, etc

61/2 – 1781 – Lease for a year (relating to assignment of property in Cumberland by way of a mortgage)  Property apparently previously mortgaged to late John Smith (Carlisle), and his siblings are party to the agreement. They include Agnes w/o James Johns(t)on (Whitehill, Dumfries),  Eleanor Smith, widow, (Cumbertrees, Scotland),  Jane w/o John Marshall (Clifton, Cumb.) and late Margaret’s eldest son John Irving (Whitehill, Dumfries). For details see Cumberland page – Property – Carlisle.

233/30 Edinburgh – 1818 – Lease for a year (being first part of Lease / Release for the conveyance of  property) of a Messuage, Garden & Workshop, etc. in Wheatley, Oxon. by the Assignees in Bankruptcy of Samuel Palmer (Bourton on the Water, Glos.) to Samuel Leaver (Wheatley) the current occupier. The Assignees in Bankruptcy were James Ashwin & John Beale (both of Bourton on the Water) and Joseph Cripps the younger (Stratton, Glos.). Samuel Palmer’s wife was Elizabeth. Parchment sheet with slight fading of text in a few small areas. Signed / sealed by Jas. Ashwin, John Beale, Joseph Cripps jnr, Samuel Palmer &  Elizabeth Palmer. Signed on reverse by a number of Witnesses including Jacob Roberts (Rose St. Edinburgh) & W. Palmer (Edinburgh) to Samuel Palmer’s signature, Thos. Palmer (Bourton on the Water), Robert Bliss (Chipg. Norton) to Elizabeth Palmer’s signature, also W. Kendall  (Bourton on the Water), S. Betteridge (clk. to M/s Wilkins & Kendall), Rich. Roberts (Cirencester).   £46

215/166 – Edinburgh – 1865 – Agreement for sale of Leasehold Property at Lynby, Notts. by Administrators of late Thomas Allen [Martha and Rev. Joseph Ford (Edinburgh) & John Downs (Buxton, Derbysh) to Andrew Montagu (Melton Park, West Riding, Yorksh) [his agent was Thomas Lyson Cundy (nr Weatherby, Yorksh)].  The sale was of the remaining Term of the Lease of property at Lynby adjoining Andrew Montagu’s existing lands. Gives names & acreages of various Closes of land and details of original 1699 Lease  between Sir William Stanhope (Lynby) to Edward Clarke (of Shelford, Limner servant to Stanhope).  6 page paper booklet (sewn together at edge, but beginning to separate) and written 4 sides. Signed Tho. L Cundy, witnessed by John W. Forrest.  £30

233/54 – 1880 –  Sale of parcel of land at Milton, Oxfordshire by Henry John, Earl of Ducie (family name Moreton) and Julia his wife to Frederick Barnes (Preston Pans, Edinburgh). The Hon. John Dutton (Hinton, nr Alresford, Hants) and John Raymond Barker (Fairford Park, Glos.) were party to agreement as Trustees for Ducie. Henry John Moreton was the eldest son of Henry George Francis Earl of Ducie.  Refers to settlement of lands including the Sarsden Estate upon trust by the Earl & Countess of Ducie, the death of Henry George Francis in 1853 and a Covenant by the Earl to produce various Title Deeds if required. 2 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words and a small colour wash location plan. Some pencil highlighting to second sheet. Signed / sealed by  John Dutton,  J. Raymond Barker, Ducie & Julia Ducie. Witnesses include George King (Butler, Fairford Park) & John Shallwell (Butler, Hinton House).   £50

62/20 Sale of Property in  Sunderland – 1881 – by Trustees of William Jackson Johnson (a Bankrupt), to Waverley Brewery, Edinburgh – James Jamieson and William Jenkinson. Property was subject to a Mortgage from Sunderland Thirteenth Working Mans Building Society. 2 sheets  Parchment – signed and sealed by Edmund Nichols, Robert Henderson, John Henry Isitt (all members of the Bankruptcy Committee) and James Jamieson and William Jenkinson. Includes the large wax seal of the Building Society and signature of Alexander Prosser, Chairman. It refers to earlier Indenture, Mortgage and Bankruptcy proceedings.   £47

233/3 Edinburgh  – 1904 – Copy of Admission of Arthur Beaufort Brown (Edinburgh) as eldest son and heir of John Brown as surviving devisee of Will Trust of John Brown to House & Land at Woodgreen held of the Manor of Witney, Oxfordshire. Property formerly occupied by John Brown, then Richard Thursfield & Charles Collier, now Henry Garnett. Large sheet parchment folded in 2 – written on 1 side – signed by F. J. D. Westell (steward of Manor). [see also 233/1 on the Oxfordshire page – Hailey, Wood Green – 1866] £27

233/4 Edinburgh  1904 – Enfranchisement of Copyhold House & Land at Woodgreen by Charles Richard John Duke of Marlborough & his Trustees to Arthur Beaufort Brown (Edinburgh). Details of land & former & current occupiers – John Brown, Richard Thursfield, Charles Collier, Henry Garnett.  Large sheet parchment folded in 2 – written on 2 sides – signed / sealed by Marlborough and his Trustees Macleworth Bulkley Praed (Strand, Middx) & Ivor Churchill Guest (London). £32

233/77 Edinburgh  – 1904 – Sale by Arthur Beaufort Brown (Edinburgh) as Trustee for John Brown (of Witney, died 1898)  to Charles James Vincent Clack (Witney) of a Dwelling House & Land at Woodgreen, Witney – originally held of the Manor of Witney. Refers to John Brown’s Will & Codicils – his son John the younger and daughters Sarah Ann Brown and Margaret Bush Brown, the deaths of his wife and children & himself.  Arthur Beaufort Brown was the eldest son of John Brown the younger. Refers to auction at which Clack purchased the property, enfranchisement from Manor. Property formerly occupied by John Brown, then Richard Thursfield & Charles Collier, now Henry Garnett. 10 page parchment booklet written 7½ sides – signed / sealed by A. Beaufort Brown includes a memorandum that the House was sold in 1951 by Ethel Young to Audrey Helen Hanson (Baytree Hotel, Burford).  £37

181/29  – 1865 – Sale of Copyhold Property in Nile Street, Bishopwearmouth by James Beswick (Caldercruix, Lanark) to William Glendenning (Sunderland).  Refers to 1854 Mortgage by Beswick to late Andrew Godfrey Rahn. His son Francis Henry Rahn  (Sunderland) party to agreement as current mortgagee. Details of property including adjoining streets / owners. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating mini Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed James Beswick & F H Rahn.  £47

Wills, etc.

54/8 Alexander, Rev. William Burton – Crathie, Aberdeenshire (and Bloomsbury Square, London) – 1892 Probated copy of Will – names wife Mary Tucker (or Alexander). Parchment – with certificate of Probate & wafer seal attached, and some company stamps.  Heavy damp staining & creasing throughout, & outside dusty.   £8

98/72 Balbirnie, Jean – Edinburgh – 1855 – in brother’s Will – see Middlesex page – Balbirnie, John for details.

215/71 Cowap, William Butler  and late John – Ayr  – 1899 Appointment of new Trustee to Settlement on 1870 Marriage of William Butler Cowap to late Rachel Hayton. Gives details of current trust assets. Original Trustees were Robert Hayton of Holme Cultram, now Wigton and late John Butler Cowap (Ayr). New Trustee John Hind (Holme Cultram). Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 & written 2¼ sides, signed by Robert Hayton & John Hind.  £20

215/202  Original Will of  Harriet Hodgson, West Heslerton, Yorkshire – dated 1910  – many specific bequests made to beneficiaries including late husband’s niece Mrs Margaret Ann Barnet, nephews John Harry Grainger & Frederick William Thompson of West Heslerton [his wife (initials F.M.) & daughter Gertrude May], nieces Mary Maria (w/o George Longbotham of Glasgow), & Mrs Annie Ridley, grand-neices Harriet Longbotham, Maria Longbotham & Agnes Longbotham.  Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1¾ sides, signed Harriet Hodgson, witnessed by Samuel Ridge (solr Malton), William Kitching (his clerk).  £32

215/265 Hodgson, Harriet – West Heslerton – dated 1915 to 1921 Original Will – many specific bequests made to beneficiaries including late husband’s niece Mrs Margaret Ann Barnett, also Violet Barnett. Nephews John Henry Grainger, Charles Grainger (both York) & Frederick William Thompson of West Heslerton [his daughter Gertrude May Horsfield], nieces Mary Maria Longbotham, & Mrs Annie Ridley, grand-neices Harriet Longbotham, Maria Longbotham & Rhoda Longbotham, grand nephews Jeremiah Longbotham & John Grainger Longbotham.  Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 3 sides, signed Harriet Hodgson, witnessed by Samuel Ridge (solr Malton), but subsequently amended and noted as “Draft”.  Together with A) -Notes relating to amendments to Will – mentions, in addition to above relatives – nieces Helen Bailey, Edith Bailey & Minnie Bailey, Mrs Harriet Thompson (w/o Fredk. Wm.) and grand niece Agnes Longbotham; B) – Draft Will incorporating above amendments.  £38

215/228  1881 – Indemnity given to Bennison Gales & Thomas Foxton (both of Whitby, Yorkshire) as Executors of Arabella Jackson’s Will in respect of her bequest to her granddaughters – Margaret Scoresby Jackson & Arabella Mary Scoresby Jackson [children of her late son Robert Edmund Scoresby Jackson, their maternal grandfather being Sir William Johnston of Kirkhill, Gorebridge, Scotland] and grandson Thomas Scoresby Jackson. Son Thomas Scoresby Jackson, great granddaughter Arabella Scoresby Jackson. Refers to her Will & death and includes a list of the silver items transferred to the two granddaughters. Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, signed by W. Johnston & Thos. Scoresby Jackson.  £26

160/93  Alfred Hugh Mottram (Edinburgh) mentioned in Will –  for full details & price please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Mace, Miss Unity – Eaton – 1922

160/94 Alfred Hugh Mottram (Edinburgh) mentioned in mother’s Will  for full details & price please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Mottram, Fanny Anne – Norwich – 1924

215/222 Tindall, James – (Bournemouth, formerly Scarborough, Yorks.) – 1872 Copy of “Oath for Executors” of the estate. Executors Mary Tindall ( widow of James), John James Paul Moody & cousin William Hebden (all of Scarborough). Pre-printed form with manuscript insertions which include details of total value of personal estate at Edenbank, Kelso.  Large sheet paper folded in 2 with text on approx 1 ½ sides.  £7

215/102 – 1872 Draft disclaimer by brother in law William Sadler (Ferrygate, East Lothian) of Executorship of Will of James Tindall (Bournemouth formerly Scarborough, Yorks.) . Wife Mary, cousin William Hebden (Scarborough). Refers to lands in Cawton, Gilling, Yorks. & Leasehold house in Bournemouth.  3 sheets paper written 3¼ sides. Note this is a Draft document & there are amendments and deletions throughout. £14

215/223 Tindall, James – Bournemouth (formerly Scarborough, Yorks.) – 1875 Copy of Memo relating to Estate – confirming bequest to his widow Mary of Leasehold property “Twyneham”, Bournemouth, leased from Sir George Eliott Meyrick Japps Gervis.  Cousin William Hebden (Scarborough),  brother in law William Sadler (Ferrygate, Scotland) Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1+ sides. £7

South Africa Property, etc

233/48  – 1866 – Abstract of Title to dwelling house & close of land in Wood Green, Hailey, Oxon. England held of  the Manor of Witney, covering the period 1819 to 1866, with details of the land. In 1819 the lands were sold by William Jefferson to Daniel Rutter who appointed his nephews John Rutter (son of his brother John of Bath) and John Rutter (Cheapside, London, son of his brother Joseph Rutter of Hillingdon, Middx.) as his Trustees in his Will of 1837. George Brown was tenant.  The property was sold in 1840 to Mary Richards (Wood Green, Hailey)  who left it to her sister Anna Maria Salmon (w/o William Salmon) and her children Anna Maria (w/o Edwin Applegate), Frederick William Salmon, Mary Emily (w/o John Dolley), Henry Harcourt Salmon & Emma Salmon. Chas. Early was tenant. In 1866 John & Emily Dolley (Uiterage, Cape of Good Hope, S. Africa) sold their interest in the property to John Browne (Enstone).  11 sheets of watermarked paper written 9 sides. £33

233/49 1866 – Sale of a fifth interest in property in Wood Green, Hailey, Oxon by  John  Dolley (Uiterhage, Cape of Good Hope, S. Africa) and his wife Mary Emily to  John Browne (Enstone). It refers to the Will of Mary Richards (Wood Green) who left the properties to her sister Anna Maria Salmon (for life), then to her children as tenants in common.  One of Anna Maria’s 5 children was Mary Emily w/o John Dolley. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words, signed & sealed by John Dolley & Mary Emily Dolley, witnessed by J. Dobrousury & A. Hubbard (both Uiterhage) and J. Rose Innes & J. Dobson (Commissioners).  £45

Switzerland Property, etc

84/239 Geneva – 1887 – Assignment of Mortgage by James Trevor (Nether Stowey) to Annabella Mary  Ascough Evered  (Geneva). For details see my Somerset page – Property – Wiveliscombe – 1887

215/134  – 1906 – Sale of Leasehold property in Kensal Road, St Luke Chelsea, by Edwin Warwick (St. Luke, Chelsea) to Gustave Charles Aguet (Gt Cumberland Place, London), Aloys Bossard & Fred Harte Page (both Cham, Switzerland) and Auguste Roussy (Vevey,  Switzerland).    Details of original 1871 Lease to Joseph Hunter, mortgage by Hunter to Henry Reeves, 1883 assignment to Charles Henry Sargant & 1892 acquisition by Warwick, mortgage and further mortgage to Stephen Adolphus Jones (Ludgate Hill, London). Jones party to Sale, as mortgagee. 6 page parchment booklet  written 4 sides.   Signed & sealed by Edwin Warwick & Stephen A  Jones.  £37 

U.S.A.           Property, etc

64/81   (written 1837) – Abstract of Title of Thomas Robinson to a dwelling house in Stokes Croft, Bristol occupied by Mr. Wade (mainly relating to the period 1729 to 1820). Dwelling house, Malthouse and other buildings sold by Peter Day to William Stringer (Bristol) in 1729 subject to mortgage granted by Day to Stringer. Mortgage subsequently assigned to John Plummer (Bristol) in 1735 by the Executors of Peter Day – who include James Day & Edward Day. Plummer assigned it to Elizabeth Haythorne in 1743. Relates death of William Stringer in 1752, who left 3 daughters – Elizabeth Stringer (who married John Ryland of Bristol), Susanna Stringer and Mary Oakey / Mary Okey and their sale of the property in 1757 to Philip Williams (Clifton) following the death of Elizabeth Haythorne.  Also refers to various Agreements and Bonds relating to William Stringer’s marriage (c. 1746 / 47 to Ann Tyler (widow of Richard Tyler of Bristol) and a debt due to the Executors of Richard Tyler. The only issue of William & Ann Stringer’s marriage was a son, William Stringer.  Relates Will and death in 1772 of Philip Williams – his widow Susannah Williams (who died c. 1785) and children – Ann Williams (married             Russell of Clifton), Elizabeth Williams (married Geo. Rivers of Clifton), Mary Williams (married             Watkins of Clifton) and Edward Williams – notes death of Edward, Ann Russell & Elizabeth Rivers in 1782. Her 5 children were Philip Rivers, James Rivers (Grosvenor Square, Middx), Ann Rivers (w/o Frederick Gilliam / Frederick Gulliam  of Smithfield, Middx), Elizabeth  Rivers (Charles Street, Middx) and Susannah Rivers (w/o Geo. Butler  of Blackfriars, Surrey). Details sale of their half share in property by the Rivers children in 1800 to John Hill (Bristol).  Mary Watkins had 4 children – Theresa Watkins (w/o John Hill), Philip Watkins (Bristol & Royal Marines), Mary  Caroline Watkins (w/o Abraham George of New York, America) & Eleanor Watkins (widow of         Darley of Bristol). Sale in 1809 by the Watkins children and John Hill to George Strickland (Bristol) who sold it to John Powell (Bristol) in 1809. Will and death of Powell in 1820 – his daughter Elizabeth Powell was the wife of Thomas Robinson (Bristol & Newport, Monmouth.) who mortgaged the property to George Strickland. Elizabeth Robinson died in 1834 in Newport.  30  large sheets of paper, with torn cover sheet – amendments & notations throughout – written 30 + sides.  £75

177/44 – 1902 – Transfer of 2 houses in Queen Street, Fenton, Staffordshire by Sarah Meddings (w/o George Meddings, Hilderstone) to Henry Colclough (Longton). Refers to Will of late Aaron Colclough (Hilderstone, widow Sarah was executrix [& remarried – Meddings], other exor James Colclough died 1897) which had left properties to brother James. When he died his heir at law was Maria Elizabeth Colclough (New Jersey, USA) who died intestate leaving Henry Colclough her heir at law. The legal titles in the property had not been transferred to Maria & Sarah Meddings has agreed to transfer the properties to Henry Colclough.  Large parchment sheet folded in 2, written 2 sides, ink slightly faint in places. Signed by Sarah Meddings. £30

48/118 – Carthage, Missouri – 1890 – Samuel and Sarah Davies – for details, see Herefordshire page – under Property, Walford, 1890. £27

98/63 – America – 1856 – Ann, wife of William Dobson – included in Will of her father, see Leicestershire page  – Lynes, John – for details.

60/28  Detroit – 1830 – A ‘copy’ of  Declaration by Philip Stedman Sparkman – gives details of his birth in Detroit, USA, and his living in England, his mother’s move to America, marriage, & his father’s death, his mother’s inheritance of the Razees Estate from her uncle – Philip Stedman, who died in 1820. For details see Herefordshire page – Bosbury. £22

160/49 – 1900 – Probated copy of Will – mentions brothers James Stebbings (Illinois, USA and his sons William & Miles), Miles Stebbings (Michigan).  For full details of this document, & price, please see my  Norfolk page – Wills –  Stebbings, William – East Dereham

233/74 – 1901 – Sale of land at Eynsham, Oxon. by members of the Wall family to Frederick Green (Eynsham). Refers to 1897 Declaration of Trust whereby land held for the benefit of Ebenezer Wall, Jabez Wall,  Annie Abia Bailey, Thomas James Wall, Worthworks Wall & Veritas Wall, death 1897 & Will of Thomas James (widow Annie Wall), death 1900 of Jabez (widow Sarah Chaters Wall & son Jabez James Wall). Sale by Ebenezer Wall (Banbury), Jabez James Wall  (Burford), Annie Abia (w/o Richard  Bailey of Bradford, Yorks.), Annie Wall (Kettering, Northants.), Worthworks Wall (Bradford, Yorks.), Veritas Wall (West Seattle, Washington, USA) & Sarah Chaters Wall  (Burford).  Large sheet parchment signed & sealed by Ebenezer Wall,  Jabez James Wall, Annie Abia  Bailey, Annie Wall, Worthworks Wall, Veritas Wall,  Sarah Chaters Wall & Thomas Brown (Trustee), witnesses include Creed J. Bailey (Morecombe). £47

97/14 & 97/15 Boardman, Mr Lilly – Royal Hospital for Seamen, Greenwich – 1759 Copy of Will –  Refers to monies owed by Charles Woodmason (South Carolina) [in hands of William Buckland (Gosport)] For price & full details, please see my Kent page – Wills – Boardman

Wills, etc.

160/40   Arthur John Chamberlin (New York) brother of  Ann Elizabeth Green – Runton, Norfolk – 1895 Letters of Administration – Small parchment document with  wafer seal attached.   £5

211/129 Robert Coulson (Pittston, Pennsylvania, USA) included in mother’s Will. For full details & price please see my Yorkshire page – Wills –    Coulson, Mary (widow) – Hazlewood – 1865

98/103 Culyer,John  &  Plowright, Maria dec’d (both of New York)  – 1883 John & Maria’s son were beneficiaries under the Will of their sister – for details see Norfolk page, Wills – Culyer, Elizabeth.

211/166  Martha (w/o John Duglas of Rochester, America), included in mother’s Will. For full details please see my Yorkshire page – Wills –  Ward,  Emma (widow) – Stutton, Tadcaster  – dated 1894

233/55  – 1884 – Release of Trustee by Beneficiary,  following the distribution of a deceased’s estate. Agreement between Charlotte Franklin (Hudson County, New Jersey, USA) and Margaret Wiggins – wife of Thomas Wiggins – Witney, Oxon. Refers to death of Jane Burdock widow of William Burdock (Kentish Town, Middx.) [the date of death is stated as 1832, but may be incorrect as Letters of Administration were granted in 1882] Jane Burdock’s siblings were Charlotte Franklin, Margaret Wiggins and John Burdock who lived & died in India leaving sons James Burdock, John Burdock, Robert Burdock & Thomas Burdock. Details of Jane’s assets, expenditure incurred by Margaret as her administratrix, release from any future claims given by Charlotte on receipt of her share of the estate. 6 pages of paper watermarked 1883 written 3½ sides with some dusting to cover. Signed by J. Birmingham as Attorney for Charlotte Franklin.  £32

98/127 Meaker, Ellen wife of Levi (of North America) – 1880 Named in her mother’s Will – for details see Somerset page, Wills – Hembry, Jane

160/118 Newson, Sidney – Flatbush, New York – 1855 Letters of Administration – mother Mary, brother Henry Newson.  Small parchment document with  wafer seal attached.   £6

160/119 Newson, Robert – Brooklyn, New York – 1855 Letters of Administration – mother Mary, brother Henry Newson.  Small parchment document with  wafer seal attached.   £6

215/18 Warburton, Mrs Martha Jane – Paterson, New Jersey – 1893 – Power of Attorney appointing John Frederick May (Macclesfield, England) to receive on her behalf, Trust Income due to her from the estate of her late father John Toole (Sutton, Macclesfield, England). Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written on 1½ sides. Signed by Martha Jane Warburton, witnessed by George B Senior, Notary Public, N.J.   £20 

Wales       Property, etc

48/118 Aberdare / Barry / Swansea –1890 –  Richard and James Thorney (both of Aberdare), Luke and John Alfred Owen (both of Barry) – the husband and son of Caroline dec’d, Samuel and Sarah Davies (formerly of Swansea, now of Carthage, Missouri) – for details, see Herefordshire page – under Property, Walford, 1890.  £27

48/121 Aberdare  –1890 – Declaration by Mrs Esther Thorney stating she had no interest in the property in Walford, to be sold by  James Thorney and others to E Crockett. Paper – signed by Esther Thorney .  [see 48/118, above]  £7

68/12 Brecon / Radnor – 1795 – Disposal of Interest in Land – Llandewy Cwm, Brecon, by Elizabeth Jones to John Davis (Disserth, Radnor). Elizabeth Jones, spinster, now of Kington, Hereford – grandaughter of John Morris (Llandewy) and daughter of John Morris alias Jones of Disserth. Paper Indenture signed and sealed by Elizabeth Jones with signatures of witnesses, Thos ? Brice and Thomas Morgan. Names pieces of land.   £52

98/127 Patten, Edith  (of Bridgend, Glam.) – 1880 Named in her mother’s Will – for details see Somerset page, Wills – Hembry, Jane

98/21 Cardiff – 1861 – Charlotte & James Saunders – See details on Gloucestershire page under Wills, Clark.

224/4 Carnarvon – 1841 – Deed of Covenant by Miss Elizabeth Lydia Cane (lately of Norwood Green, Middx, now Carnarvon) to surrender  property & land  she had become entitled to following death of Dame Mary Herschell. Signed / sealed by Elizabeth Lydia Cane,  witnessed on reverse by John Potter (agent, Carnarvon) for full details, please see my Buckinghamshire page – Property – Upton cum Chalvey [see also 224/5]

10/12A Carnarvon  –  1875 – Ysguburwen – Auction particulars for sale of 98 lots of freehold building land and reversionary interests.  10 page booklet but with middle 2 pages containing lots 22-98 to be sold on day 2 of sale missing.  Contains conditions of sale with details of reversionary interests to be sold on day 1. Details include brief description of premises,  details of lease, ground rent, tithes & occupants :- Geo. Farren, Dr. Morgan,  Robt. Newton, W Lloyd Griffeth, Capt. Davis, Charles Thomas, Jno Jones, John Griffith, Edwin Hobson, Paxton Hardy, Richard Aylmer, W G W Clemenger, Alexander Fraser.  The booklet (c.11″x 17″), with some small tears in folds, includes a large, coloured, printed, folding  plan (c. 30″x 21″)showing the location of each Lot, & names of owners of surrounding grounds.   £18

10/13ACarnarvon  –  1875 – Ysguburwen – Auction particulars for sale of 98 lots of freehold building land and reversionary interests. Similar document to 10/12A, but this one has the complete booklet, however, there are tears to the centre fold & cover, and a number of large tears in the folds of the plan.  £18

10/13BCarnarvon  –  1875 – Ysguburwen – Copy of just the plan as in 10/12A & 13A – complete, but torn.  £4

10/12B Carnarvon  –  1881 – Ysguburwen – Auction particulars for sale of 29 lots of freehold building land and reversionary interests.  8 page printed booklet (c.12″x 18″) containing conditions of sale & a brief description of each Lot, but plan missing.  £10

132/7  Chepstow, Mon. – 1838 – Transfer of Mortgage on properties in Frampton Cotterell, Glos. [belonging to Joseph Millett (previously Frampton C, now of Iron Acton)] by Sarah Martin (Stapleton Road, Glos.) and John Jones (Chepstow, Mon.) to Joseph Barker (Chipping Sodbury).   Details of : William Millett’s Will and death in 1830 – wife Elizabeth Millett (Frampton C), sons – John Millett & Joseph Millett, grandchildren Henry Holder & Betty Holder; various properties including The Cross Hands Inn; 1778 Mortgage from John Read;  Mortgage / Further Mortgages of properties included in William Millett’s Estate by Elizabeth Millett and Joseph Millett to George Martin (Stapleton Road), John Jones and Thomas Brown (Chepstow); deaths of Elizabeth Millett, Thomas Brown (1835) and George Martin (1837, widow Sarah).  5  large sheets of parchment, with decorative 1st 2 words incorp. small Royal coat of arms. Signed & sealed Sarah Martin, Jno. Jones, Joseph Millett also Henry Ray (Trustee for George Martin) and Jas. Jenkins & Thos. Brown Jenkins (both of Chepstow and Executors of Thomas Brown).  £74

64/59 Chepstow, Monmouth – 1863 – Abstract  of Title of James Fisher Withers to a messuage and premises [on the turnpike road from Bristol to Aust Passage at the junction to Stoke Bishop] at Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire. Refers to:-  Sale in 1800 by Benjamin Lowle (late Westbury, then Bristol) to Samuel Thatcher (Westbury) of property he acquired in 1773 – the dwelling house was built by Lowle; to the term of 1000 years created in 1711 by a mortgage of the property by Thomas Williams (late of Ireland, then Westbury) to Clare Godsell;  in 1804 the property was mortgaged by Thatcher to Paul Orchard (Bristol) [includes a note that Thatcher had erected another messuage on part of the garden;  the mortgage was assigned to Ann Osborne (widow of Winterbourne) in 1806 by Orchard’s Executors.  Refers to Will and death of Samuel Thatcher – his widow Mary Thatcher and children late  Samuel Thatcher,  Edward Thatcher (Aust),  Stephen Thatcher,   James Thatcher (both Westbury),   Sarah Thatcher (married Joseph Teddar of Westbury),  Mary Thatcher (married Peter Jones of Henbury) &  Elizabeth Thatcher (married William Thomas the younger of Clifton, then Bristol).  Edward Thatcher had children Edward Thatcher (Tutshill), Ann Thatcher (married William Lewis of Tiddenham), Mary Thatcher (Chepstow, Monmouth), Elizabeth Thatcher (married William Dickinson Price of Chepstow) & Harriet Thatcher (married Thomas Jenkins of Chepstow); provides a lot more information about the Thatcher family including the Wills and deaths of Stephen, Edward & Ann Thatcher, widow, of Chepstow and the transfer of shares in the property between various family members. In 1831 the property was sold by the Thatcher family to Jane Lucas, widow of Wm. Lucas (Westbury & Bristol) who had agreed to purchase the property prior to his death. Includes reference to the Will of William and Jane Lucas – she left the property to Edward Pellew Halsted (Lieutenant in RN) who sold it to Henry Poole (Westbury) in 1834. Poole sold it in 1858 to William Perkins – died 1859 – (whose son was Matthew Perkins, both of Bristol). It is not stated when Withers acquired the property.  29 large sheets of watermarked paper written on 28 sides with pencil notations, some fraying to edges.  £64

67/44 Harrison, Charles – Cefn Castell, Bettws, Denbigh – dated 1868 Notice given to Trustees [one of whom was Sir Thomas Branthwayt Beevor, late of Hargham, now of Great Yarmouth] of the 1829 Marriage Settlement of Rev William Boycott and his wife Elizabeth Georgiana nee Beevor, that an eighth contingent interest in the Trust Funds had been assigned by their daughter Emily Georgiana Boycott to her own Marriage Settlement on her own marriage to Charles Harrison (Cefn Castell, Bettws, Denbigh). Charles’ father was John Harrison (Chester, Surgeon), also mentions Job Harrison  (Chester, Surgeon) and Charles Cunningham Boycott (Island of Achill, Co. Mayo, Ireland). Details of Trust assets and Settlements in connection with marriage of Emily Georgiana and Charles. Large sheet of paper watermarked 1861, folded in 2, written 2½ sides. [see below 67/32 Penmaenmawr –   Harrison, John – Chester  – dated 1871 & 1874 ]  £23

67/45 Harrison, Charles – Cefn Castell, Bettws, Denbigh – dated 1868 Notice given to Trustees [one of whom was Job Harrison  (Chester, Surgeon)] of the 1833 Marriage Settlement of John Harrison and his wife Frances Mary nee Yate, that a sixth contingent interest in the Trust Funds had been assigned by their son Charles Harrison (Cefn Castell, Bettws, Denbigh) to his own Marriage Settlement on his own marriage to  Emily Georgiana Boycott (Burgh St Peter, Norfolk) . Mentions William Yate and Settlements in connection with marriage of Emily Georgiana and Charles. Large sheet of paper watermarked 1864, folded in 2, written 1½ sides. £20

67/46 Harrison, Charles – Cefn Castell, Bettws, Denbigh   – dated 1868 Acknowledgement of receipt by Trustees [including Job Harrison of Chester & Charles Cunningham Boycott of Island of Achill, Co. Mayo, Ireland] of Mr & Mrs Charles Harrison’s Marriage Settlement of deposit by John Harrison of 1859 Indenture relating to lease of part of Brynymor Farm, Carnarvon by John Harrison (Nicholas St., Chester) from William Jones (Brynymor Durygyfylchi) and Elias Jones (Gwredog, Anglesey) as security for payments to be made by John Harrison in accordance with the terms of the Marriage Settlement of Charles Harrison and   Emily Georgiana Boycott.  Large sheet of watermarked paper, folded in 2, written 1¼ sides. £18

105/45 Denbigh – Wrexham – 1885George Stewart Bessell (Wrexham) had applied to the Guardian Permanent Benefit Building Socy (Bristol) for a mortgage on 1 Rodney Cottages, Two Mile Hill, St Georges, for full details & price, please see my Gloucestershire page – Property –  Bristol / St George

132/24 Wrexham, Denbigh – 1885 – Mortgage of dwelling house, stable & coachhouse Rodney Cottages, Two Mile Hill, St Georges, Bristol, by George Stewart Bessell (Wrexham, Denbigh) to the Guardian Permanent Benefit Building Socy (Bristol). Details of location of property which formed part of a larger plot transferred from Thomas Phipps to William Douglas in 1864. Previously occupied by William Douglas, then Albert J. Woodington & at the date of mortgage by John Edwards. Large parchment sheet with decorative first 2 words.  Signed / sealed by George Stewart Bessell.  The reverse of the document contains a confirmation of repayment of the mortgage signed by    Frederick Morgan (Director) &  William Kent (Secretary) with the Seal of the Building Society.  £58

130/16 Glamorgan, Barry – 1903 – Transfer of Mortgage & further advance. Original mortgages advanced by  William Tame (Barry, Glam.) to Albert James Beaven (Bristol).   For full details / price of this document, please see my Somerset page – Property –  Brislington

215/26 & 215/27 Bryngwilli, Pontardulais, Co Glamorgan – 1925 – Lease & Counterpart Lease of Treliggan & Tretoil Farm, Lanivet, Cornwall  by Richard Harry Sampson (Bryngwilli, Pontardulais, Co Glamorgan) & John Messer Bennetts (Truro) [Executors of  Robert Treneer Michell ] . Signed by R.H. Sampson & J Messer Bennetts witnessed by Roger M Sampson (Pontardulais). For full details, please see my Cornwall page – Property – Lanivet

130/10 Cardiff, Glamorgan –  1895 – Marriage Settlement between Eliza Ann Roberts (Portishead) & William Gwynne Thomas (Cardiff),  signed / sealed by W G Thomas, Eliza A Roberts (+ Eliza A Thomas), and trustees – Together with the Death Certificate of William Gwynne Thomas, prepared in 1903 & signed over a penny stamp. For full details of this document, please see my Somerset page – Property –  Portishead .

162/20 Cadoxton, Neath, Glam – 1826 – Lease for a year (the 1st part of Lease & Release for sale of property) by Richard & John Fosse (both Cadoxton, Neath) to Thomas Dumayne Place  (Cadoxton, Neath). Names the occupiers of the various cottages / lands in Marwood.  For full details / price of this document, please see my Devon page – Property – Marwood.

162/21 Cadoxton, Neath, Glam – 1827 – Lease for a year (the 1st part of Lease & Release for sale of property) by Thomas Dumayne Place  (Cadoxton, Neath) to Richard Crang (Marwood). Names the occupiers of the various cottages / lands in Marwood including  Richard Fosse, formerly the property of John Fosse dec’d.  Witnessed on reverse by D Powell (solr, Neath) & Jno Attwood (his clerk). For full details / price of this document, please see my Devon page – Property – Marwood.

98/19 Cowbridge, Glam. – 1835Robinson, Richard –  see Gloucestershire page – Wills re property bequeathed.

130/3 Glamorgan, Wenvoe Castle – 1806 – Contemporary Attested copy of a Release to make a Common Recovery (property conveyance subject to life tenancy) by Sir John Thomas (Southampton) & his son John Godfrey Thomas  Refers to Deed of 1771 – lands inherited from Mary Phelps dec’d (Cole, Westbury upon Trym) settled on Sir John (then John Thomas (Wenvoe Castle, Glamorgan), father & brother both named Sir Edmond Thomas. For full details / price of this document, please see my Gloucesterhire page – Property – Westbury upon Trym [see also 130/70]

48/190 Dingestowe, Monmouth – 1720 –  Copy of Assignment of Mortgage. Mortgage granted to Richard Jelfe (City of Gloucester), assigned by Charles Hopkins (Dingestowe) to Jeremiah Jenkins (Gloucester). Details of original mortgage granted to William Jelfe (Richard’s father) in 1708 on security of lands in Ruardean, Glos. subsequent assignment of mortgage & transfer of property to Richard. As part of this agreement, some of the original mortgage was repaid. Paper – written on 7 sides – some small holes in folds of final sheet – hardly affecting text.   £36

84/89 Dolgelly, Merioneth – 1886 –  Statutory  declaration made by  Edward Otto Partridge (Dolgelly, Merioneth ) relating to purchase of lands in Hazlehurst, Walford  – 1846 to 1869 – for details  see my Herefordshire page – Property  – Walford  1886

48/127 Dolgelly, Merioneth – 1904 – Short Declaration by Edward Otto Partridge (Dolgelly, Merioneth) identifying land at Walford, Herefordsh. sold. for details  see Herefordshire page – Property  – Walford  1904

48/40 Glasbury, Brecon – 1908 – Sale of lands – Hope Mansell, Herefordsh., by Executors of  William Bennett Jones (wife, Elizabeth and niece, Gertrude Anne Freeman) to Sir George Bullough (Bishopwood). Francis Thomas Jones (Glasbury)  and others, were party to the agreement as Mortgagees. George William Jones (Hope Mansell) was also party to the agreement.  8 sides of parchment, together with folding map of lands –  signed and sealed by Elizabeth Anne Jones, Gertrude Annie Freeman, G W Jones,  FT Jones, W S Clarke and F S Collins.  [see my Herefordshire page – property – Hope Mansell, for further details] £42

144/2 Hope, Montgomery – 1628 – Lease for a year (being first part of Lease / Release for Sale of Land) by David Pughe (Stirchley, Shropshire) to Howell Jones (Brythdir, Montgomery). Gives names & acreages of property & lands in Hope, occupied by Bartholomew ap Oliver,  Edward LawrencePiers ap Hugh als Bryn. Sheet parchment approx. 16″x 7″ with small stain in centre fold. Signed by David Pughe, but seal tag & wax seal missing. 4 witness signatures on reverse, including  Francis Davies,  Edw Edwardes,  Henry Shipman.   £90

144/1 Leighton, Montgomery – 1613/14 – Mortgage of property by Charles & Anne Lloyd and their son Brochwell to Anne Lloyd (Tyddyn Preed), widow of Theophilus Lloyd. Property leased to John Davies & Lewis Davies.  Details of original loan by Theophilus & arrangements for repayment. Large sheet parchment approx. 21″x 20″, with 3 seal tags 2 of which have pendant wax seals still attached. Signed by Chas Lloyd, Anne Lloyd,  Broychwell Lloyd with 9 witness signatures on reverse – Richard Griffyths,  Humpfrey Lloyd,  ……….. Lloyd,  ……. Hay, Humffrey Jones,  Griffith Griffiths,  Francis Davies & Roger Davies.  £160

215/246 Fowler, Colin Proud & Isabel Davies – Llanelly- dated 1900 Attested copy of Deed Poll (declaration) by the beneficiaries of the Will – in connection with the conveyance of  land at Eaglescliffe by Frank Brown, the Trustee of the Will, to Jonathan John Sanders. The beneficiaries were Mary Fowler (Scalby, late of Stockton on Tees, widow of John), James Fowler (Stockton on Tees), Mary Elizabeth Meek, widow, & Miss Jean Proud Fowler (both of Burangvilla, Columbia, South America), Alexander Farquharson Fowler (Preston), Colin Proud Fowler (Llanelly), John Johnston  Fowler (Rotheride), Hannah Fowler (Hartlepool), Isabel Davies (w/o Edgar Davies of Llanelly), Ethel Fowler & Helen Victoria Fowler (both of Scalby). Refers to 1878 acquisition of land from Thomas Anthony Swinburne, mortgages of property to Harry Chadwick, Allan Bowes Wilson & John George Wilson and Jonathan John Sanders (Stockton on Tees) sale of part of land, John Fowler’s Will – died 1888,  transfer of part of land to Jonathan John Sanders in settlement of debt.  6 large sheets watermarked paper written 5 sides, a location plan attached to the front of the document shows the lands, adjoining landowners, roads & railways. £35

84/91 Mansons Cross, Monmouth – 1897 – “Hand in Hand” Insurance policy on property at Mansons Cross, taken out in names of John Best Bills (owner) and Joseph Herbert Bussell & Thomas Pike (both of Ross, Hereford, mortgagees). Paper printed with manuscript details by W G Walton (Ross agency) – signed by W Esdaile Winter (Director).  £7

84/314 Monmouthshire – 1686 – Gift of lands by Edmund Lewis (Lanvihangell Yestern Llewierne) to his eldest son Isaac. Properties to be held in trust till after Edmund’s death & subject to payment to son Samuel. Lands in Landeny & Usk. Parchment – very decorative initial letter, note there are 3 horizontal splits across it – approx 7″, 14″& 15″ long, respectively. Signed by John Evans, one of the trustees, ‘mark’ of Thomas Watkin missing with seal tag. Witness signatures on reverse – Thomas Jones, James Charles,  Isaac Lewis & ‘mark’ of Margaret Lewis. Also, the signature of Sam Lewis acknowledging receipt of payment by brother in 1693.  £55

84/315 Monmouthshire – 1752/3 – Fine  (or Final Concord) made at Westminster in 26th  year of reign of George II, recording sale of property and land in Landenny Usk Gwehehogg by  William and Ann Walker to  Thomas Walker on parchment sheet approx 8″x 18″.      £21

73/4 Monmouth / Goldcliff – 1887 – Release and Covenant to surrender copyhold lands to Lord of Manor. Relates to lands mortgaged to Thomas Henry Morgan (Chepstow) by Daniel Baker (St. Aruans, Mon.) Agreement between Christiana Morgan (Tidenham, Glos.) – widow of Thomas H , Sarah Ann Baker (Roggiett, Mon) and George Nicholls (Bristol) – Executor of Daniel, and Alfred Jones (Nash), the Purchaser. 2 sheets parchment c. 28″x 19″ including a plan and description of land. Occupied by Sarah Reece as tenant. Signed and sealed by Christiana Morgan, Sarah Ann Baker  and George Nicholls. Details of earlier agreements including mortgages between, and deaths of, Morgan and Baker.    £48

48/39 Monmouth – 1897 – Assignment of Mortgage  originally granted by Francis Hamp Adams (Upton Bishop) to William Bennett Jones (Hope Mansell, Herefordsh.). Mortgage assigned to Francis Thomas Jones (Kings Caple) and Thomas Robert Oakley (Monmouth). George William Jones (Hope Mansell) was also party to the agreement. Details of original Mortgage and description of various pieces of land, including field names, acreage and location by reference to adjoining landowners. 8 sides of parchment (writing faint in places) – signed and sealed by Bennett Jones, G W Jones, F H Adams, FT Jones and T R Oakley.  £37

55/8 Montgomery – 1760 – Deed of Covenant to produce Title Deeds relating to tithes & tenths at Earley, Berks sold by Elizabeth & John Powell Pryce (Montgomery) (Marriage Settlement 1751, parents Richard Manley & Elizabeth nee Davy), to Joel Watson (London). Covenant made by Richard Simeon (Reading) who held the Title Deeds as Trustee. Tenants Richard Willis, William Henry Sharpe. Large sheet parchment document signed / sealed by Richd Simeon, witnessed on reverse by P H Sherlock & Richd. Sutton (his clerks). £58

48/165 Nantyglo, Monmouth – 1838 – Receipt from exors. and legatees of Joseph Robins Will, relating to payment received from George Robins (Nantyglo, Monmouth) in respect of legacies charged on properties left to George by Joseph. Small slip of paper – approx 3″x 8″with small tear in from one edge – written on both sides and containing 14 signatures of exors. and legatees – John & Mary Evans, William & Sophia Finglass, Charles & Elizabeth Jones, Sarah Lord, Edmund, Joseph, Thos., & William Robins, George & Susan Webb. Provision was made for James Robins signature – but he didn’t sign.   £10

64/81  Newport, Monmouth – 1837 – Abstract of Title of Thomas Robinson to a dwelling house in Stokes Croft, Bristol occupied by Mr. Wade (mainly relating to the period 1729 to 1820). Dwelling house, Malthouse and other buildings sold by Peter Day to William Stringer (Bristol) in 1729 subject to mortgage granted by Day to Stringer. Mortgage subsequently assigned to John Plummer (Bristol) in 1735 by the Executors of Peter Day – who include James Day & Edward Day. Plummer assigned it to Elizabeth Haythorne in 1743. Relates death of William Stringer in 1752, who left 3 daughters – Elizabeth Stringer (who married John Ryland of Bristol), Susanna Stringer and Mary Oakey / Mary Okey and their sale of the property in 1757 to Philip Williams (Clifton) following the death of Elizabeth Haythorne.  Also refers to various Agreements and Bonds relating to William Stringer’s marriage (c. 1746 / 47 to Ann Tyler (widow of Richard Tyler of Bristol) and a debt due to the Executors of Richard Tyler. The only issue of William & Ann Stringer’s marriage was a son, William Stringer.  Relates Will and death in 1772 of Philip Williams – his widow Susannah Williams (who died c. 1785) and children – Ann Williams (married             Russell of Clifton), Elizabeth Williams (married Geo. Rivers of Clifton), Mary Williams (married             Watkins of Clifton) and Edward Williams – notes death of Edward, Ann Russell & Elizabeth Rivers in 1782. Her 5 children were Philip Rivers, James Rivers (Grosvenor Square, Middx), Ann Rivers (w/o Frederick Gilliam / Frederick Gulliam  of Smithfield, Middx), Elizabeth  Rivers (Charles Street, Middx) and Susannah Rivers (w/o Geo. Butler  of Blackfriars, Surrey). Details sale of their half share in property by the Rivers children in 1800 to John Hill (Bristol).  Mary Watkins had 4 children – Theresa Watkins (w/o John Hill), Philip Watkins (Bristol & Royal Marines), Mary  Caroline Watkins (w/o Abraham George of New York, America) & Eleanor Watkins (widow of         Darley of Bristol). Sale in 1809 by the Watkins children and John Hill to George Strickland (Bristol) who sold it to John Powell (Bristol) in 1809. Will and death of Powell in 1820 – his daughter Elizabeth Powell was the wife of Thomas Robinson (Bristol & Newport, Monmouth.) who mortgaged the property to George Strickland. Elizabeth Robinson died in 1834 in Newport.  30  large sheets of paper, with torn cover sheet – amendments & notations throughout – written 30 + sides.  £75

64/82 Newport, Monmouth dated 1841 – Supplemental Abstract of Title to a dwelling house  in Stokes Croft, Bristol occupied by Thomas Wade, relating to the period 1823 1837. Refers to 1823 Lease of premises by Elizabeth and Thomas Robinson (Bristol & Newport, Monmouth.) to Thomas Wade and the purchase of the property by Wade in 1837. Includes details of the death of Elizabeth Robinson in 1834 and the term of 1000 years created by the original 1729 mortgage between Peter Day & William Stringer and some of the subsequent assignments [see 64/81].  Thomas Wade mortgaged the property to Thomas Portch (Bristol) in 1837.  13 large sheets of paper watermarked 1839, written on 11½ sides, with some dusting to cover sheet and occasional pencil notation.  £38

48/33 Newport, Monmouth – 1878– Mortgage by William Bennett Jones (Hope Mansell)  to Elizabeth Anne Preece (Newport, Monmouth). Contains some details of Thomas Bennett’s Will, William’s brother and uncle. The document includes the Assignment of the Mortgage in 1882 by Elizabeth Preece to John and Ann Addis (Markstow, Hereford). 8 sides of watermarked paper with split down centre fold where sewn together. Original Mortgage signed by William Bennett Jones and Elizabeth Anne Preece. Assignment signed by  Jones,  Preece,  John and Ann Addis.  £36

66/15  Tredegar, Mon – 1883 – Second Mortgage of the Railway Inn (previously the Beaufort Arms) Stapleton Rd, Bristol  by Alfred Horsley Townsend . Original Mortgage granted by Edward Swindenbank assigned to Agnes Hannah Harris, widow, (both Tredegar, Mon).  For full details / price, please see my Gloucestershire page – Property –  Bristol / St. Philip & St. Jacob

84/243  Penarth, Glamorgan – 1894 –  Mortgage by Rev Frederick Hancock (Selworthy) of farm & lands to Arthur J Mackey (Exeter) & Rev William Sweet Escott (late of Hartrow Manor, now Penarth, Glamorgan). Details on my Somerset page – Property – Wiveliscombe – 1894

67/32 Penmaenmawr –   Harrison, John – Chester  – dated 1871 & 1874 Abstract prepared by Solicitors in Chester of Will written 1871 & Codicil written 1874. Refers to wife, son “C. A. H.”, three daughters – 2 unmarried, and the other “Mrs. Thomson” – no Christian names given. The Executors were Job Harrison and Rev. C. S. Harrison – but relationship not given. Mentions jewellery, plate and books formerly belonging to Rev. John Currie, also Medical and Surgical books and property – 16 Nicholas Street (Chester?) and houses in Penmaenmawr – sold prior to death. [The Penmaenmawr and Dwygyfylchi History website suggests that Dr John Harrison of Chester owned both Plas Mariandir and Glan y Mor and that Gladstone stayed in each].  Large sheet of paper watermarked 1876 folded in 2, written 2 sides.  [see above, 67/44 Harrison, Charles – Cefn Castell, Bettws, Denbigh – dated 1868] £10

60/41 Plashendre – 1880 – Certified copy of Surrender of  land by Osman Barrett (formerly of Mitcheldean, but now of Plashendre, Aberystwith) to Lord of the Manor of Hope Mansell, in favour of Worcester City & County Banking Co. Ltd. Names adjoining landowners. Parchment (approx. 23″x 28″) – signed  by B. Bonnor.    £27

122/4 Poole and Leighton, Montgomery – 1673 – Settlement on proposed Marriage of Griffith Griffithes (Poole) to Elizabeth, second daughter of Meredith David (Dissearth, Montgomery). Trustees were Owen Jones (Brithdir, Montgomery) & Pierce Reignolds (Poole). Includes details of cash payment to be made by Meredith David and various messuages and properties in Poole including the Malthouse occupied by Charles Jones, Horse Mill by Lewis Griffith, other occupiers include Rowland Thomas & John Dorbett; lands in Leighton to be settled by Griffith Griffiths who also settled the Annual Rent from the ‘Kings Head‘ in Poole. Details of how the Trust Funds are to be held for the benefit of Griffith & Elizabeth and their children, and the repayment to be made to Meredith David in the event of Elizabeth dying without issue.  Very large parchment sheet with decorative first two words signed by Meredith David, Owen Jones  & Pierce Reignolds, 1 seal tag but NO seals remain. 5 witnesses signed the reverse – Edwd. Lloyd, Jo. (?)  Griffiths, Hugh Gough, Thomas Jenkins & John Powell.  £145

84/317 Radnor county –  Presteigne – 1800 – Fine (or Final Concord) made at Presteigne, recording sale of properties & lands in Presteign by William & Margaret Williams to David Griffiths, on parchment sheet approx 21″x 5″.      £18

60/81 Old Radnor – 1884 – Covenant by  Lewis Thomas Turner (Old Radnor)  to surrender lands   to Lord of Manor of Preston upon Wye, Herefordshire. For the details, see  Herefordshire page.

84/241 Roath, Cardiff – 1890 – Transfer of Mortgage by George Moody (Wigborough) to Thomas Willy (Ilminster) and Caroline (w/o Robert Westlake of Roath, Cardiff, Glam.). Details on my Somerset page – Property –  South Petherton – 1890

142/1 Strady, Carmarthen – 1719 – Sale by Lawford Cole (son of Thomas Cole of Strady, Carmarthen)  of a plot of land – for full details & price of this document, please see my Gloucestershire page – Property –   Bristol /  St. James

84/19  Tintern – 1892 – Assignment of Mortgage (originally granted by Helen Lavinia Shaw (Sneyd Park) to  Francis Baskerville (Kingsdown,  Bristol) ) to Mary Ann Jones (Tintern, Monmouth).  [for details see Gloucestersh page – Bristol /  St. Michael]

132/24 Wrexham, Denbigh – 1885 – Mortgage of dwelling house, stable & coachhouse Rodney Cottages, Two Mile Hill, St Georges, Bristol by George Stewart Bessell (Wrexham, Denbigh) to the Guardian Permanent Benefit Building Socy (Bristol). Details of location of property which formed part of a larger plot transferred from Thomas Phipps to William Douglas in 1864. Previously occupied by William Douglas, then Albert J. Woodington & at the date of mortgage by John Edwards. Large parchment sheet with decorative first 2 words.  Signed / sealed by George Stewart Bessell.  The reverse of the document contains a confirmation of repayment of the mortgage signed by  Frederick Morgan (Director) &  William Kent (Secretary) with the Seal of the Building Society.  £58

Wills, etc.

211/81 Briggs, Frederick – Colwyn Bay & St John’s College, Oxford – dated 1905 Original Will – mother not named, uncle Frederick Duckworth Briggs. Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1 side, signed Fred Briggs, witnessed by W J Holdsworth (St John’s College) & WL Arrowsmith (Darlington).  £18

211/80 Colliver, Edward – Llanelly, Carmarthenshire – 1905 Probated copy of Will – brother Henry, sons late Sidney,  William Jennings Colliver, daughters Margaret Jane Davis, Elizabeth McVicar [her son Edward Sidney McVicar], servant Annie Alice Harries. Specific bequests – pictures etc. Paper booklet 2 company stamps on cover & memo re subsequent Lease of land / premises by son in Llanelly.  Together with 2 receipts for legacies, signed over penny stamps, by Elizabeth McVicar & Annie Alice Jones,  receipt signed by Susanna Williams for services during Edward’s illness, & a covering letter on “E Colliver & Son” notepaper signed by WJ Colliver.  £25

190/4 Comberbach, Roger – Prothonotary of counties of Chester & Flint – dated 1762 Appointment of deputy,   signed / sealed by Comberbach, witnessed by Wm Kinsey.  For full details / price, please see my Cheshire page – Wills etc

132/20 Lewis and Hughes1828 Marriage Settlement – this document dated 1856
Deed of Arrangement between the purchasers of 2 separate Estates formerly part of the Lewis Marriage Settlement. Details of the 1828 Settlement between Israel Lewis, John Williams Gwynne Hughes and others on the1828 marriage of Leyton Orton Lewis and Catherine Garnons Hughes which included the settlement of the Bourton Manor Farm (Bishops Cannings, Wilts.) and Hampstead Manor Farm (Old Sodbury, Glos.). David Lewis (Stradey, Carmarthen) was Trustee for the settlement. There were 3 sons and 2 daughters (not named) of the marriage of Leyton & Catherine.  Refers to agreement for sale of Bourton Estate to George Skeate Ruddle (Bishops Cannings) and the Hampstead Estate to Henry J. Randolph (Yate, Glos.). Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Signed / sealed D. Lewis, G.S. Ruddle and Henry J. Randolph.  £58

225/26 Owen(s), Owen – Llwyndeetwydd (or Lhoydeetwydd), Denbigh – (Will made 1752) this document 1771 Release given by Edward Williams (Northop, Flint) & Jane his wife (daughter of Lewis Thomas of Bryn Eeglwgs, Denbigh) in respect of a legacy payable under the Will of her grandfather Owen Owens. Refers to lands in Merioneth purchased by Owen from John,  Anne & Humphrey Humphreys. Owen’s brother was John Owen & his wife Lowry Roberts. Jane Williams’ brother was Owen Lewis & her sister Margaret Lewis.  Large sheet of  watermarked paper folded in 2, written 2½ sides with ink & embossed duty stamps. Several small holes & tears in folds, but no loss of text. Signed/sealed by Edwd. Williams & Jane Williams, witnessed by Ow. Owens.  £52

118/99 Owen, William – Swansea – 1894 Probated copy of Will & Codicil – son William A,  daughter Edith M,  mother in law Elizabeth Jones (Newport), brother David Owen,  sisters Margaret (both Anglesea),  Ellen Jones dec’d – her daughters Annie,  Sarah G,  nephew William Owen, niece Mary L Rees, servant Elizabeth Davies.  2 large sheets parchment, cert of Probate & wafer seal attached. Number of company stamps on reverse. £26

West Indies           Property, etc

195/3 Bermuda – 1837 – Sale of 2 properties in Portsea, Hamphshire , England by Peter John Stokes (Portsea) to Benjamin Oakshott and Betsy Bishop, his wife, (late of Bermuda, West Indies, but now of Portsea). Refers to acquisition of 2 separate plots of land by John Murray Fiander (Portsea) in 1834, the erection of a dwelling house on each by Fiander and mortgage of the properties to  Peter John Stokes, death in 1836 of Fiander who was the son of John Fiander (Portsea) and the agreement by Stokes to sell the properties to Oakshott after they had failed to sell at auction. Gives plot measurements, names adjoining roads & property owners. 2 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words – signed & sealed by Peter John Stokes,  Benjn. Oakshott and Betsy Bishop Oakshott, witnessed on reverse by Thos. S. Edgcombe & Thos.  Edgcombe (Solicitor, Portsea). Some pencil underlining & crossings [probably made in connection with preparation of a later Deed of Abstract]. Memo on reverse refers to sale of one of the properties in 1855 to Charles Vine.  £63

Books

Pevsner – Buildings of England – Oxfordshire. Good condition, with dust jacket.   £13 plus postage….weight approx 0:8kg.

Embroidered Samplers  I have a selection of Samplers for sale,  many of which I have conserved by hand-sewing the Sampler onto either natural unbleached Irish linen, or raw silk and mounting this onto museum quality board before having it framed and glazed (using the original frame where possible). Please look at my Embroidered Samplers page.

Ephemera

67/92 Act of Parliament – National Debt – c. 1830 – Tables showing Annuities payable in respect of £3 Bank Annuity Stock prepared to accompany Act 10 Geo IV c.24 to enable a reduction in the National Debt by granting of Life Annuities in exchange for surrender of Bank Annuities. Tables showing the amount of annuity payable over different periods.  16 page printed paper booklet – slight dusting to part of cover & short tear to 1 fold, minor tears to centre fold where booklet sewn.  £12

73/17 a) Authors – ‘Paris in the Twenties’ – catalogue of exhibition held Usis Gallery, Grosvenor Square 1960 of souvenirs of British, French and American Writers from Shakespeare and Company (founded by Sylvia Beach). Numerous photographs including James Joyce, Ezra Pound, TS Elliott, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Beach, Gertrude Stein, Scott Fitzgerald, etc.   £26          

73/17 b) Artists – Gandarillas (Carmen) – small folding card with list of paintings included in exhibition held at Trafford Gallery 1950, with forward by Augustus John.     £4

222/9 1860 Bill Poster for Auction to be held by Mr Jonas Paxton on 13th September 1860 at the premises in Walton Street, Oxford for the sale of a quantity of Building Materials, Ironmongery, a Mare, Iron – armed Cart, etc,  the effects of James Hall, a Bankrupt. Note this document is framed & glazed & delivery is not included in the price. £65

 222/8 – 1877Auction Bill Poster and Conditions of Sale for 2 Freehold Cottages in Kidlington Oxon, with a Close of Pasture and a piece of Arable Land to be sold by auction at the Roebuck Hotel, Oxford by Jonas Paxton, Son and Castle on behalf of Queens College, Oxford. The property was previously occupied by Mr. Warland.  Large sheet of paper (approx 22¼”x 17¼”) folded in 2 – the 1st page comprising the Auction Poster, the 2nd page details of the 2 Lots being sold, the 3rd page the Conditions of Sale, the 4th page forming the cover and Memorandum of Agreement to Purchase. Several tiny holes / splits in folds and very slight dusting to 4th page.  £28

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

73/13 Cycling – 21/1/1939 – Souvenir Programme for Cycling 9th ‘All Rounder’ Concert and Prize distribution. Over 60 pages (staples rusted away) containing photos and facsimile signatures of cyclists, adverts, etc.  £8

75/39 Orient Line ticket dated 1912 for trip from London to Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane purchased by Henry Fisher. Gives name of ship, berth no. date of sailing & cost. Pre-printed paper (A4) ticket with manuscript details issued by Anderson, Anderson & Co, Fenchurch Ave, London EC – signed by L Samson & John A Nuttall.  £6

73/15 Royal Opera Covent Garden – Programmes for a) Orphee, 1920; b) Boris Godrunn, 1928; c)Ballet Russes – Les Presages, 1935 and Les Cent Baisers, 1935 d) 3 Russian programmes, 1940’s/1950’s.      £7

73/11 Theatre – 16/3/1894 – Programme for the National Academy of Music, Paris – First Performance of musical comedy ‘Thais’. £4

73/10 Theatre – 2/12/1916 – Programme for the Princes Theatre – ‘Bluebell in Fairyland’ – starring Seymour Hicks and Ellaline Terriss. £6

73/12 Walking – 17/12/1904 – Menu for Manchester Pedestrian Club 2nd Annual Dinner at Waterloo Hotel, Manchester.  £6

Maps

84/63  Colchester – 1941 –  Ordinance Survey Map of Colchester (Essex) area – sheet 97 – “Second War Revision 1940” – published at the War Office 1941.  £4

54/58 Port Hill & Blaby Hill Farms – 1904 Edition of 6″ to 1 mile O. S. Map – Leicestershire Sheet XXXVII S. W. covering the Blaby Union Area on which the Port Hill & Blaby (Hill) Farms are identified in colour wash. No owner / occupier’s name given. Several short splits in folds & slight dusting to reverse.  £7

Railway Interest      Property, etc

63/18 – 1872 – Trent, Ancholme and Grimsby Railway. Henry Wigfield, Jarvis Harris, Jos Richards and Arthur George Harris (all Rotherham, Yorks. ) party to the agreement for Railway. Grant of Right of Way by Rev. Edward Mitford Weigall in  Frodingham, Lincolnshire. 2 sheets parchment with small plan on sheet 2  – signed and sealed by all 5  parties. Railway to be used for transporting Ironstone and Ironore from mines on Vicarage Glebelands. Detailed restrictions relating to 40 year Lease, including annual rental and royalties. Other names – Cole, Sheffield, trafford, Winn.  £48

130/107  – 1903? – License Agreement between The Midland Railway Company and the Executors & Trustees of  the late Wright Howarth t/a Messrs Wright Howarth & Co of Albert Works, Newtown, New Mills, Derbys. to retain a Pumping Station, Water Tanks & Electric Cables on the company’s land at Disley, Cheshire. Large sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2 and pre-printed with manuscript insertions on 2 sides. The third side contains a ½ page Location Plan including the L&NW Rly line (from New Mills Station towards Stockport), the Peak Forest Canal and the Midland Railway Line (from Chinley towards Heaton Mersey) and Wright Howarth & Co’s Bleach Works. A number of small splits / holes – mainly in folds not affecting text. Signed by Melinda Howarth, Alice Howarth, James E. Howarth & John N? Mather, witnessed by Thomas Jordan (Cashier) 72 Church Rd, New Mills. Not dated, but pencil note in margin reads “Briggs 24/12/03” and the Embossed Duty Stamp is dated 23 – 11 – 03. £20

Share Certificates

250/23 – 1920 – Certificate for 200 £1 8% Cumulative Participating Preference Shares in Harper Bean Ltd – Manufacturers of The Bean Motor Car – 50 Pall Mall, London S.W.1 issued to Walter John Betts Coles, Ludgershall, nr Thame. Pre-printed decorative share certificate [approx 13¾” x  11¾”] with manuscript details. Signed by 2 Directors & the Secretary of Harper Bean Ltd, with the company’s Embossed Seal.  £20

250/24 – 1939 – Certificate for £150 7% Cumulative Preference Stock in Turner & Newall Ltd – Manufacturers of Asbestos, Magnesia, & Allied Products – Spotland, Rochdale, Lancs. issued to the Misses Mary Josephine Connolly and Katherine Mary Connolly, The Lodge, Carterton, Oxon. Pre-printed decorative share certificate [approx 12″ x  9½”] with typed details. Signed by a Director & the Secretary of Turner & Newall Ltd, with the company’s Embossed Seal.  £10