Northamptonshire

(Latest update of this page – 29/1/2017)

Property, etc.

224/15 Desborough – 1821 – Mortgage of properties & land by Robert Nursey (Desborough) to George Wartnaby (Market Harborough). Properties left to Robert by his father William Nursey (Desborough – died 1811 – brother John Nursey, cousin William Nursey of Sutton Bassett), subject to annuities & legacies payable to his brother John & sisters Ann (widow of John Tailby of Desboro’) & Elizabeth Jellings.  John Nursey & Ann Tailby party to agreement as Trustee / beneficiary of Will.  2 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Some fading of ink within folds – signed / sealed by Robt. Nursey & Ann Tailby, ‘mark‘ of John Nursey, witnessed on reverse by Jas. Ley Douglass (solr Market Harborough), Hen. G Lamb (solr Market Kettering), Est Nursey (w/o Robert Nursey) & Ann Nursey (d/o Robert Nursey).  £55

224/17 Desborough – 1834 – Sale of  land (Cross Post Close & Cross Post Meadow) by Esther Nursey (widow of Robert Nursey Desborough – died 1825) and their 2 daughters Sarah Nursey & Ann (w/o George Harrison of Orlingbury) to James Biggs (Desborough) [his Trustee was John Lansbury (Desborough)]. Land left to Robert by his father [details from Will]  William Nursey (Desborough – died 1811 – brother John Nursey [his son John], cousin William Nursey died 1815),  subject to annuities & legacies payable to his brother John (died 1824 & sisters Ann  – died 1820 – (widow of John Tailby of Desboro’ – died 1815, their son Joseph Tailby) & Elizabeth Jellings. Land purchased in 1799 from Samuel Barker & Francis Haggit, & occupied by Robert Kilborn & Robert Foster, then William Terry & Samuel Yeomans.  At the time of the sale Ann Harrison was of unsound mind & unable to complete her part of the transfer. 4 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms – signed / sealed by Sarah Nursey, John (son of  John Nursey),   Esther Nursey, George Harrison, George Wartnaby (Market Harborough, mortgagee of lands) & James Biggs .  £68

224/20 Desborough – 1851 – Completion of Sale of  land  by  George Harrison (Orlingbury then Finedon) & Ann his wife, the Executors (William Cheney & Abraham Dalby both of Desboro’) of  Esther Nursey  and the Administratrix of late Sarah Nursey (widow & daughters of Robert Nursey Desborough ) to James Biggs (Desborough). Land left to Robert by his father [details from Will]  William Nursey (Desborough – died 1811 – brother John Nursey [his son John], cousin William Nursey died 1815),  subject to annuities & legacies payable to his brother John  & sisters Ann Tailby   & Elizabeth Jellings, together with other family details & dates. The sale was originally agreed in 1834 [see 224/17] with James Biggs [who died in 1838], the uncle of James Biggs, but at that date Ann Harrison was of unsound mind & unable to complete her part of the transfer. 4 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms – signed / sealed by George Harrison,  James Biggs, William Cheney, Abraham Dalby with ‘mark‘ of Ann Harrison & Elizabeth Jellings (party to agreement as beneficiary of William). Witness signatures include William Jellings.  £66

224/19 Desborough – 1851 – Completion of Sale of  land  by  George Harrison (Orlingbury then Finedon) & Ann his wife, the Executors (William Cheney & Abraham Dalby both of Desboro’) of  Esther Nursey  and the Administratrix of late Sarah Nursey (widow & daughters of Robert Nursey Desborough ) to James Sumner (Desborough). Land left to Robert by his father [details from Will]  William Nursey (Desborough – died 1811 – brother John Nursey [his son John], cousin William Nursey died 1815),  subject to annuities & legacies payable to his brother John  & sisters Ann Tailby (her son Joseph Tailby)  & Elizabeth Jellings, widow (Wilbarston) together with other family details & dates. The sale was originally agreed in 1834 with George Sumner [died 1850] the father of James,but at that date Ann Harrison was of unsound mind & unable to complete her part of the transfer. 4 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms – signed / sealed by George Harrison,  James Sumner, William Cheney, Abraham Dalby with ‘mark‘ of Ann Harrison & Elizabeth Jellings (party to agreement as beneficiary of William). Witness signatures include William Jellings.  £66

224/23 Desborough – 1860 – Sale of  land (Cross Post Close & Cross Post Meadow) by James Biggs to James Sumner (both Desborough). The Executors of John Eady, [his widow Ann, sons Edmund Eady & John Cook Eady (all of Burton Latimer) & son in law James Somes of Farndish, Beds.] party to agreement as mortgagee of the land. Refers to 1851 mortgage, Will of John Eady, gives brief details of land which was formerly occupied by late James Biggs [see 224/20]. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Small location plan on reverse – also a note stating that a strip of land was conveyed to Thomas Clarke in 1899. Signed / sealed by Ann Eady, Edmund Eady, John Cook Eady,  James Somes & Jas Biggs, witnessed on reverse by Geo W Lamb (solr Kettering).  £49

224/28 Desborough – 1876 – Sale of 4 houses erected by John Buckby to Ephraim Willis (both Rowell [Rothwell]). Lewis Phillips (Kettering) as former owner of part of the land & Watson Bradshaw (Corby) as mortgagee  – party to agreement.  Details of acquisition from Joseph Ginns & William Ball & mortgages advanced by Rev. Charles Edward Lamb & Bradshaw. At date of sale, occupiers Thomas Dunkley, Henry Morris, Thomas Pridmore & Charles Morris. 2 large parchment sheets  with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, with location plan of properties. Signed / sealed by Lewis Phillips, Watson Bradshaw, John Buckby & Ephraim Willis.  £55

224/29 Desborough – 1876 – Mortgage of 4 houses by  Ephraim Willis (Rowell [Rothwell]) to William Stoker (Kettering). Details of the properties & their 1876 acquisition. Large parchment sheet  with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms signed / sealed by Ephraim Willis. On the reverse is an 1895 Indenture relating to the redemption of the Mortgage by Ephraim Willis’ (died 1894) executors [1 was his son Richard Willis] signed / sealed by William Stoker.  £52

224/30 Desborough – 1895 – Sale of 4 houses by Richard Willis & John Edward Smith (both Rothwell), as Executors of late Ephraim Willis to Joseph Allan Dines (Desborough). Former occupiers Thomas Dunkley, Henry Morris, Thomas Pridmore & Charles Morris. Large parchment sheet  with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms signed / sealed by Richard Willis, John Edward Smith & Joseph Allan Dines.  £46

84/197 East Farndon – 1891 – Sale of Land by Annie (widow of John Grantham of Oxendon) to Henry Green (East Farndon). Names close of land, gives approx location, & tenant Thomas Chambers. Parchment – signed / sealed by Annie Grantham, witnessed by George Eames (Oxendon).  £24

84/198 East Farndon – 1899 – Sale of Land by Trustees of Will of Henry Green to W F & E Eagle. Details of the beneficiaries of the Will  – William F,  John Cranfield Eagle (Guildford, Sy),  Ellen Elizabeth Eagle (Clipstone), Ebenezer Eagle (Derby) & brief description of the Land – now tenanted by Thomas Gardiner.  Trustees – Henry’s sister Sarah Eagle (Clipstone) & nephew William Frederick Eagle (Derby). Parchment – signed / sealed by Sarah, William F,  John C,  Ellen E & Ebenezer.  £31

84/200 East Farndon – 1908 – Sale of Land by W F & E Eagle (both of Derby) to William Edward West. Refers to acquisition by William & Ebenezer & identifies land by reference on 1886 Ord Survey Map. Parchment – signed / sealed by  William F & Ebenezer, witnessed by Geo Nicholson (Solicitor, Market Harborough).  £26

162/23 Geddington – 1829 – Lease for a year  by Rev Anthony Boulton (Tiverton) [ father Henry Boulton, Bloomsbury then Geddington]  Details  and price on my Rutland page – Property –  Uppingham 

224/21 Great Oxendon & East Farndon – 1852 – Mortgage of lands (including Annis Close) by Richard Herbert (East Farndon) to The Leicester Banking Company as security for an overdraft. Richard’s father & grandfather were also named Richard. Brief details of the land, including from whom purchased. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed by Richard Herbert, witnessed on reverse by George Wartnaby.  £46

224/25 Great Oxendon & East Farndon – 1861 – Redemption of Mortgage  by Richard Herbert (East Farndon) from Samuel Stephens Bankart & Samuel Waters (both Leicester) for  The Leicestershire Banking Company. Refers to 1852 mortgage, Richard’s father & grandfather were also named Richard. Brief details of the land.  Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed by Saml S Bankart & Saml Waters.  £46

233/17 Kettering – 1901 – Admission of Mrs. Annie Wall (Kettering, Northants.) following the death, in 1897, of her husband  Thomas James Wall  (Kettering)  to an interest in copyhold tenements & lands at Ensham, Oxon. held of the Manor of Newland. Details of  former & current occupiers of tenements – Widow Stayte, Samuel Humphreys, Reuben Butcher,   …….. Evans, Harry Eltham, John Burnham & C Lambourne location & acreage of lands, occupied by  Harry Eltham & Thomas Buckingham & John Burgin, adjoining landholders to the plots of land. Large sheet parchment written 1 side, signed by J. Rose (Deputy Steward).  £30

233/74 Kettering – 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

224/22 Little Bowden – 1860 – Deed of Covenant by Joseph Nunnely (Market Harborough, Leics) to William John Jennings (Little Bowden) to produce Title Deeds of plot of land sold to Jennings that day. Brief details of location of land & earlier Title Deeds re acquisition in 1812 by John Nunnely from Rev. Richard Farrer. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed by Joseph Nunnely.  £42

224/24 Little Bowden – 1861 – 2nd Mortgage on messuages & land granted by William Northen (Thorpe by Water, Rutland) & Samuel King (Wilbarston) to William John Jennings (Little Bowden). Refers to 1860 acquisition from  Joseph Nunnely,  & 1st mortgage advanced by The Railway Permanent Benefit Building Society. Very brief details of location – mention of land occupied by Edward Northen.  2 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed by W J Jennings, witnessed on reverse by Jas A Douglass (solr  Market Harborough). A memorandum on a separate sheet of paper concerns payment of interest & is signed by Jennings & Douglass.  £48

224/27 Little Bowden – 1870 –  Mortgage on houses & land granted by William Northen (Thorpe by Water, Rutland) & Samuel King (Wilbarston) to William John Jennings (Little Bowden). Details of earlier mortgages – The Railway Permanent Benefit Society,  Northen & King and James Heger Douglass & James Henry Linton. 2 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed by W J Jennings, witnessed on reverse by Jas H Douglass (solr  Market Harborough).  £50

224/18 Loddington – 1848 – Sale of Land & Messuages by William Collier  to Edward Cotton (both Northampton), subject to life interest of John Charles Dexter, the elder.  The properties had been left in Trust under the Will of John Dimbleby (Loddington) for the benefit of his widow Catherine Dimbleby, daughter Sarah Dexter, & grandson John Charles Dexter [his 3 surviving children John Charles Dexter, the younger, Robert Edward Dexter & Elizabeth (w/o Benjamin Thomas Hall) had sold the properties to William Collier]. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms – small water-stain in folds. Signed / sealed William Collier, witnessed on reverse by John Hensman.  £53

224/26 Loddington – 1863 – Mortgage of moiety of 4 cottages by Catherine & William Coleman (Northampton) to Joseph Norris (Loddington). Details of inheritance by Catherine via her father Robert Dexter grandmother Sarah Dexter & gt grandfather John Dimbleby (Loddington) & his wife Catherine. Catherine Coleman‘s sister Sarah (w/o John Valentine). Cottages occupied by Charles Brown, Robert Chester, John Chester & Rebecca Burditt. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms – small water-stain in folds. Signed / sealed by William Coleman  & Catherine Coleman. A certificate confirming Catherine had entered into the Deed of her own free will, signed by Commissioners William Garrard & William John Frederick Marshall is pinned to it.  £49

84/199 Northampton – 1904 – Mortgage of property – Rose Villa by Frederick F Ramuz (Southend on Sea, Essex) to Louisa Isabella Langton Featherstone (w/o Rev. Robert Nicholson Langton Featherston of Teeton House, nr Northampton). For details see Kent page – Property –  Isle of Sheppy (Minster).

215/162 Paulerspury – 1672 – Covenant to levy a Fine (record details of Land transactions in the King’s Court at Westminster) in respect of the following transactions:-
1) Messuage & lands [gives field names & acreages] tenanted by Henry Carter & Edward Holman from Frances & Edward  Hales (Paulerspury) to John Pollard (Whittlebury). 2) Messuage & lands [gives brief details of location of lands & acreages]  from Frances & Edward  Hales  to John Watts (Paulerspury). 3) Meadow land [gives details of adjoining lands] to William Cooke (Heathencott, Paulerspury). 4) Cottage, Close, & Lands in Common Field from Frances & Edward  Hales  to Richard Whitney / Whittiney (Stoke Brewerne). 5) Cottage, Close, & Lands in Open Fields from Frances & Edward  Hales  to Willm Elward (Blisworth). 6) Lands in Common Fields  [gives details of strips in various fields] formerly occupied by John Gibbins to Willm Wills. 7) Cottage & Close to John Browne. 8) Cottage & Lands in Common Fields to John Springall. 9) Cottage & Garden [gives details of adjoining properties] to the use of Willm Hedge. 10) Cottage & arable Land to the use of Thomas Bates.
Very large sheet of parchment with Decorative Initial letter incorporating date 1672.   13 seal tags with remains of some seals. Signed E. Hales, Fran Hales, John Pollard, John Watts, Ri. Whittiney, William Elward, John Bland, William Wills and ‘marks’ of Wm. Cooke, John Browne, John Springall, Willm Hedge & Thomas Bates.      £195

105/5 Potterspury / Eastpury – 1722 – Further Mortgage advanced by John Smith (Stony Stratford, Bucks / Old Stratford) to Christopher Rookes jnr (Potterspury). Details of 1717 mortgage advanced by Christopher Rookes snr & property occupied by William Marriott.  Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written on 1 side with ink & embossed duty stamps. Signed / sealed Chris Rookes, witnessed on reverse by William Jerdall / Jordall & Bishop Pritchett.  £58

215/163 Rothwell – 1899 – Lease of Farm (formerly occupied by Messrs Hafford & Lane), by Rev. Cecil H Maunsell (Thorpe Malsor Hall) to J. Wells & Sons (Rothwell). Various covenants relating to maintenance of property & farming of lands, includes schedule of lands & O.S. map numbers.  Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 and pre-printed on 2 sides with manuscript insertions – dusting to outer. Signed “H. J. Wells for J. Wells & Sons”. A typed letter dated 1921 is pinned to it – agreeing to 6 months extension to the tenancy.  £23

215/164 Rothwell – 1899Copy of Lease of Farm (formerly occupied by Messrs Hafford & Lane), by Rev. Cecil H Maunsell (Thorpe Malsor Hall) to J. Wells & Sons (Rothwell). Various covenants relating to maintenance of property & farming of lands, includes schedule of lands & O.S. map numbers.  Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 and pre-printed on 2 sides with manuscript insertions.  [see also 215/163 above] £16

215/165 Rothwell – 1920 – Lease of Farm by  The Stanton Ironworks Company Ltd  to J. Wells & Sons (Rothwell). Various covenants relating to maintenance of property & farming of lands, includes schedule of lands with Field names & acreages.  Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 and pre-printed on 3 sides with manuscript insertions. Signed by Athole Frederick Holden  as agents for landlords.  £20

224/16 Wootton – 1823 – 7 year Lease of Farm + about 145 acres [formerly occupied by Richard Capell] by Rev. John Vye (Wootton) to Pickering Phipps (Northampton). Conditions re rent, maintenance of property, cultivation of land. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Signed / sealed by J Vye & Pickering Phipps, witnessed on reverse by Ann Ashby.  £50

 

Wills, etc.

226/17 1707 –  Obligation Bond given by George Butler (Litchborough) to Thomas Wagstaffe (Greatworth) & Rich. Gleed (Milton) re Indenture of same date. Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1 side – pre-printed with manuscript details, ink & embossed duty stamps. 1st paragraph in Latin (standard until 1733).  Signed & attractive red wax seal by George Butler, witnessed by Robt. Smith & Nath. Partridge.  £53

226/18 1713 –  Obligation Bond given by George Butler (Litchborough) to Robt. Stockdale (London) in connection with a loan. Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1 side – part pre-printed with manuscript details, & embossed duty stamps. 1st paragraph in Latin (standard until 1733).  Signed & attractive red wax seal by Geo. Butler, witnessed by Wm. Scott & Tho. Willson.  £53

226/19 1719 –  Obligation Bond given by George Butler (Litchborough) to John Atkins (Woolscote, Grandborough, Warwick.)  re Indenture of same date. Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1 side – pre-printed with manuscript details, ink & embossed duty stamps. 1st paragraph in Latin (standard until 1733).  Signed & attractive red wax seal by Geo. Butler, witnessed by James Westlay? & Edwd. Rudge.  £53

226/20 1720 –  Obligation Bond given by George Butler (Litchborough) to John Rose (Northampton)  re Indenture of same date. Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1 side – all manuscript, ink & embossed duty stamps. 1st paragraph in Latin (standard until 1733).  Signed & attractive red wax seal by Geo. Butler, witnessed by Sam Chaloner & Hen. Horton.  £55

226/21 1722 –  Obligation Bond given by George Butler (Litchborough) to Catherine Wodhull (Hellidon)  re Indenture of Assignment (? of Mortgage?) of same date. John Atkins (Woolscote, Grandborough, Warwick.) party to agreement.  Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1 side – part pre-printed with manuscript details, ink & embossed duty stamps. 1st paragraph in Latin (standard until 1733).  Signed & attractive red wax seal by Geo. Butler, witnessed by Eliz Butler & Val. Townsend.  £53

226/22 1723 –  Obligation Bond given by George Butler (Litchborough) to Rich. Shuttleworth (Forcett, Yorksh.) re Indenture of same date. Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1 side – part pre-printed with manuscript details, ink & embossed duty stamps. 1st paragraph in Latin (standard until 1733).  Signed & attractive red wax seal by Geo. Butler, witnessed by Parker Filkes? & Tho.? Wollaston.  £53

98/116 Chapman, Daniel – Cotterstock – 1821
Copy of Will – sons Joseph,  Thomas,  John,  William,  daughters Clarissa w/o William Leake,  Eliza w/o John Brown,  Susannah w/o Francis H Gregory,  Frances – also names grandchildren. Lands in Cotterstock, Southwick & Barrow u Soar, Leics (field names & tenant, Thomas James, given for latter).  5 sheets paper watermarked 1838 – tiny splits in central fold – written on 3 sides. Will originally made in 1821.  £25

54/10 Cowper, Helen 1906 – Family Arrangement relating to the Real Estate of John Simpkin (Aylestone, Leics.) who died Intestate in 1906, between his nephews and nieces who were his next of kin – John Simpkin Jarvis (Aylestone), Joanna Charlotte Jarvis (Leicester), Elizabeth Jarvis (Leicester), Henry Jarvis (Stretton Manor), William George Jarvis (Leicester), Thomas Edward Jarvis (Stretton Parva), Helen Cowper (w/o William Weston Cowper of Boddington, Northants), Adela Hepworth (w/o Alfred James Hepworth of Leicester) and Ethel Simpkin Griffin (w/o William Ledbrooke Griffin of Culworth, nr Banbury, Oxon. ). The Real Estate to which the Agreement related consisted of Land at Countesthorpe, Farmhouse and Land at Willoughby Waterless, Land at Little Glen and Cottages at Blaby. Large sheet of paper watermarked 1905, folded in 2 and written on 4 sides, signed by  John S. Jarvis, Joanna C. Jarvis, Elizabeth Jarvis, Henry Jarvis, W. G. Jarvis,  Thos. Edward Jarvis, Helen Cowper, Adela Hepworth  and Ethel Simpkin Griffin, each with a witness signature – including Emily Clarke, Maid to Miss E. Jarvis, Aylestone. Slight dusting to reverse and a couple of pinprick holes in the centre fold.  £38

250/28 Paxton, Son and Castle – Aynho – 1876 – Small paper receipt for Schedules A and B Income Tax issued to Messrs Paxton, Son and Castle for the Tax year 1875 / 76.  Pre-printed, with manuscript details, signed by J. Muckingham? / Buckingham?, Collector.  £2

171/215 Charlotte  w/o Rev Charles Wetherell  – Byfield  – 1821 – in father’s Will.  Full details & price on my Oxfordshire page – Wills – Wilson, William – Nether Worton.