Warwickshire

(Latest update of this page – 26/10/2018)

Property, etc

58/6 Allesley – 1792 – Obligation Bond in respect of monies advanced  by Anne Bree (Allesley ) widow, to James Stevens (Clanfield, Oxon) Paper, partly printed, with manuscript insertions. As usual, the bond is for double the amount advanced – signed & sealed by Jas Stevens.   £42

247/1 Aston Cantlow – 1821 – Lease for a year (1st part of Lease & Release for conveyance of property, possibly as security for a Mortgage) by George Osborne (late of Bromsgrove, now Hartlebury, Worcs.) to Richard Hyde Guardner (Redditch, Worcs.). Details a number of properties with barns, outbuildings, gardens, etc and closes of land in Little Alne, Aston Cantlow, gives field names, acreages, former & current tenants, awards under the Inclosure Act, existing mortgages and acquisition details. Other names include John Fortnam, Richard Bartlam, James Ward, William Tipping, Thomas Parsons, William Marshall, Francis Edward Holyoake. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating small Royal Coat of Arms, signed & sealed by George Osborne witnessed on reverse by Thomas Guardner.  £62 

247/2 Aston Cantlow – 1822 – Lease for a year (1st part of Lease & Release for conveyance of property, possibly as security for a Mortgage) by George Osborne ( Hartlebury, Worcs.) to Francis Rufford & Thomas Biggs (Bromsgrove, Worcs. – Bankers & Co. Partners). Details of 4 messuages and adjoining orchard built on the site of a former cottage at Little Alne, Aston Cantlow with former & current occupiers including John Rathbone, Daniel Wrighton, Thomas Mitchell, William Joiner, Thomas Tandy, Francis Edward Holyoake also a parcel of land at Bidford.  Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating small Royal Coat of Arms, signed & sealed by George Osborne witnessed on reverse by H. Robson & Wm. Guardner.  £58

247/3 Aston Cantlow – 1826 – Lease for a year (1st part of Lease & Release for conveyance of property, possibly as security for a Re-Mortgage) by George Osborne ( Cropthorne, Worcs.) to Edmund Wells Oldaker ( Pershore, Worcs.) & William Woodward (Birlingham, Worcs.). Details of all the properties in Little Alne, Aston Cantlow and Bidford included in 247/1 and 2, above, together with additional lands at Hunger Harper, Bidford. The amount of details regarding the individual properties varies, some includes field names, acreages, former & current tenants, adjoining landowners, awards under Inclosure Act, & from whom acquired. Large Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating the Royal Coat of Arms, signed & sealed by George Osborne witnessed on reverse by Chas. Oldaker (Solr. Pershore) & Peter Foster (his clerk).  £65

247/4 Aston Cantlow – 1835 – Lease for a year (1st part of Lease & Release for the transfer of Trust Assets) between Richard Morgan & Edward Morgan (both of Great Coughton), Robert Lunn (Norton, Worcs.) and George Osborne ( Cropthorne, Worcs.) [the Trustees of the Will of John Wilcox dec’d of Moorhall Farm & Broom Court, Warwicks.] and The Rev. William Ashmead Pruen (Overbury, Worcs.) & Edmund Wells Oldaker ( Pershore, Worcs.)  [the Trustees of the Will of John Wilcox Osborne dec’d see 247/5, below]. Details of the properties forming part of the estate of  John Wilcox dec’d, principally the Manor of Cropthorne, Aston Cantlow, Warwicks with other properties at Chadwick and Kington, Worcs. and dwelling houses in High St, Portland St & Rutland St, Cheltenham, Glos. with occupiers names. Large Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words, slight dusting & mould staining, mainly confined to the reverse of the document,  signed & sealed by George Osborne, Richd. Morgan,  Edwd. Morgan & Robt. Lunn. £58

247/5 Aston Cantlow – 1835 – Re-Lease  (2nd part of Lease & Release for the transfer of Trust Assets) between Richard Morgan & Edward Morgan (both of Great Coughton), Robert Lunn (Norton, Worcs.) and George Osborne ( Cropthorne, Worcs.) [the Trustees of the Will of John Wilcox dec’d of Moorhall Farm then Broom Court, Warwicks.] and The Rev. William Ashmead Pruen (Overbury, Worcs.) & Edmund Wells Oldaker ( Pershore, Worcs.)  [the Trustees of the Will of John Wilcox Osborne dec’d]. Refers to the Will and death – 1815 – of John Wilcox whose relations included his wife, Mary Wilcox, his mother Sarah, sister Sarah w/o George Osborne, uncle William Wilcox, cousin William Wilcox, Mary Burton and nephew John Wilcox Osborn, the residuary beneficiary. Also refers to the Will and death – 1826 – of John Wilcox Osborne and Court Proceedings between the Trustees of the two estates.  Details of properties in Little Alne, Aston Cantlow, Warwicks.,  Chadwick and Kington, Worcs. and  High St, Portland St & Rutland St, Cheltenham, Glos. transferred from the estate of  John Wilcox dec’d, to the estate of John Wilcox Osborne dec’d. 6 large Parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words, slight dusting & mould staining,  signed & sealed by George Osborne, Richd. Morgan,  Edwd. Morgan, Robt. Lunn, W. A. Pruen & E. W. Oldaker. £78

170/14 & 15 Birmingham – 1871 – Deed of Covenant by Rev Edgar Estcourt (Birmingham) & others, to produce  the Title Deeds of plot of Copyhold land – Mary Jane Estcourt (Gatcombe, IOW) one of witnesses; for full details & price of documents, please see my Staffordshire page – Property – Hanley

170/17 Birmingham  – 1872 – Surrender of Copyhold lands & house as security for mortgage advanced  by John Day (Birmingham) & Charles Jones (Walsall),  witnessed on reverse by Jno. Edward Smith (solr clrk, Birmingham). Also on reverse is an acknowledgement of repayment signed by Day & Jones witnessed by Wm Hy Powell (solr, Birmingham); for full details & price of documents, please see my Staffordshire page – Property –  Shelton

130/61 – 1903 – Sale of Wood by Exors of Samuel Tonks (died 1900)of Birmingham. Exors are Frank Robert Davenport, Julia Banton (widow) & Edwin Howard Jaques (all Birmingham).  witnessed by Phoebe H Garfield (same address as Banton) & J A Rider (Jaques’ clerk)… for details & price see Gloucestershire page under Property – Harescombe

259/11 Bordesley, Aston juxta Birmingham1722 –  Lease for a year (1st part of Lease & Release for the conveyance of Property) by Thomas Fowler  (late Edgbaston, now Birmingham) to Anne Hartly  (widow, Birmingham). The properties were situated in Bordesley and were the inheritance of Thomas’ wife Mary Fowler, in her own right. Occupiers were Sarah Dowler, widow, Thomas Morgan, Samuel Jessop, Joseph Farmer, Thomas Bell, Richard Doley & Joseph Severne. Parchment sheet with a red wax seal and “Mark” of  Thomas Fowler, witnessed on reverse by Richd. Simcoe, Anne Hartley jun. and Richd. Pardoe.  £65

259/12 Bordesley, Aston juxta Birmingham1722 –  Release (2nd part of Lease & Release for the conveyance of Property as security for Mortgage) by Thomas Fowler  (late Edgbaston, now Birmingham) & Mary, his wife to Anne Hartly  (widow, Birmingham). Mary Fowler was the only surviving child of Thomas Fowler, deceased (Birmingham), the properties were situated in Bordesley and were the inheritance of Mary, in her own right. Occupiers were Sarah Dowler, widow, Thomas Morgan, Samuel Jessop, Joseph Farmer, Thomas Bell, Richard Doley & Joseph Severn. The document also mentions a Fine levied the previous year by Thomas & Mary Fowler, in favour of Jacob Pemberton. Very large parchment sheet signed & sealed by Mary Fowler with “Mark” of  Thomas Fowler, witnessed on reverse by Richd. Simcoe, Anne Hartley jun. and Richd. Pardoe.  £85

259/13 Bordesley, Aston juxta Birmingham1724 –  Assignment of Mortgage by John Leets & Alice Leets and Anne Harper  as Executor / trixes of Anne Hartley, dec’d to Joseph Haddock (all Birmingham). Refers to 1722 Mortgage [see 259/11 &12] by Thomas Fowler  (late Edgbaston, now Birmingham) & Mary, his wife to Anne Hartley. At that date the properties were occupied by Sarah Dowler, widow, Thomas Morgan, Samuel Jessop, Joseph Farmer, Thomas Bell, Richard Doley & Joseph Severn. Haddock has agreed to take over the Mortgage and advance a further sum to Fowler.  Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms several tears to right margin of document with some fading of text. There’s also an irregular piece missing from the top right hand corner with the loss of an odd word of text. Signed & sealed by Mary Fowler with seals & “Marks” of  Thomas Fowler, John Leets, Alice Leets and Anne Harper, witnessed on reverse by Thomas Hargreave, Rich. Woodward, jun & Rich. Woodward.  £65

259/16 Bordesley, Birmingham1751 –  Lease for a year (1st part of Lease & Release for the conveyance of Properties) by William Haddock, son of late Joseph Haddock, to George Abney  (all Birmingham). Relates to a number of properties in Bordesley, Pinfold St. & Spicers St. Birmingham and Kings Norton, Worcs. Includes details of former & current occupiers – Bordesley : Thomas Bell, Isaac Court, Elizabeth Doley (widow), Elizabeth Siverne, Edward Eaves, Samuel Jessop, Josiah Farmer, John Aston, ………….. Wagstaff (widow), John Forrester, John Sturmey; – Pinfold St.: George Callow, Matthew Cook, Robert White, Charles Elson, ……… Phillips, ………. Barrow, ……….. Freeth (widow); – Spicers St. : Thomas Everett the elder, John Doane; – Kings Norton: Simon Horne, John Glover; also states from whom  Joseph Haddock purchased the properties – Bordesley : from Thomas Fowler (Birmingham); Pinfold St.: from William Ball (Birmingham); Spicers St. : from John Hands, Rachael & Thomas Druery;  Kings Norton : from William Freeth; and in some instances names occupiers of adjoining properties.  Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms with a stain on bottom third of document (possibly ink spillage) resulting in a small amount of text being obscured. Signed & sealed by Wm. Haddock, witnessed on reverse by J(?) Abney & Andy Mainwaring.  £65

259/17 Bordesley, Birmingham1751 – Release (2nd part of Lease & Release for the conveyance of Properties) by William Haddock, son of late Joseph Haddock, to George Abney  (all Birmingham).  William Haddock was the son & Administrator of the Estate of his mother Elizabeth Haddock (Birmingham) who by her Will  had left various Legacies to her daughter Anna (late wife of George Abney) and her children. The properties were conveyed to  George Abney in settlement of the outstanding Legacies. Elizabeth named her Executors as follows:- William Kettle (brother in law), Thomas Nickin (son in law) & Joseph Smith (of Birmingham, cousin) but they each refused to act.  Relates to a number of properties in Bordesley, Pinfold St. & Spicers St. Birmingham and Kings Norton, Worcs. Includes details of former & current occupiers – Bordesley : Thomas Bell, Isaac Court, Elizabeth Doley (widow), Elizabeth Siverne, Edward Eaves, Samuel Jessop, Josiah Farmer, John Aston, ………….. Wagstaff (widow), John Forrester, John Sturmey; – Pinfold St.: George Callow, Matthew Cook, Robert White, Charles Elson, ……… Phillips, ………. Barrow, ……….. Freeth (widow); – Spicers St. : Thomas Everett the elder, John Doane; – Kings Norton: Simon Horne, John Glover; also states from whom  Joseph Haddock purchased the properties – Bordesley : from Thomas Fowler (Birmingham); Pinfold St.: from William Ball (Birmingham); Spicers St. : from John Hands, Rachael & Thomas Druery;  Kings Norton : from William Freeth; and in some instances names occupiers of adjoining properties.  2 very large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms, one sheet with a number of tears, along with fading of text, to the edge also some tiny holes in the folds. Signed & sealed by Wm. Haddock, witnessed on reverse by J(?) Abney & Andy Mainwaring.  £65

259/18 Bordesley, Aston 1770 – Sale of properties & Land at Bordesley, Aston by Esther & William Fowler (Kings Norton, Worcs.) to John Sanders (Birmingham). Richard Sanders (Hanbury, Worcs.) was party to the agreement as Trustee for John. William was the only son of Edward Fowler als Fuller, who was the eldest son of Edward and Bridget Fowler als Fuller  (Edgbaston). Part of the purchase money was paid to Thomas Abney (Birmingham) in settlement of the principal and interest due on an outstanding Mortgage. Location of the properties given by reference to adjoining roads – Shut Lane, Alcester Street & property owner – George Ensor. The properties had been occupied at various times by Dorothy Hopkins, widow, Joseph Wood, John Lowe, Samuel Barber, Luke Ensor, John Peploe, Sarah Eaves, widow & Matthew Turkes, but were then empty except one – used as a stable by John Chamberlaine. Large  parchment sheet signed & sealed by William Fowler, John Sanders & Rd. Sanders,  and ‘Mark‘ of Ester Fowler, witnessed on reverse by Joseph Boyce / Boyer, Willm. Warren & Thomas Parkes.  £70

259/19 (Bordesley), Aston 1770 – Both Plaintiffs and Defendants copies of Fine or Final Agreement recorded at Westminster 11th George III in respect of properties & Land sold to Esther & William Fowler by John Sanders & Richard Sanders. 2 sheets of parchment with an interlocking edge where they had been cut from the same sheet. [see 259/18]  £32

259/20 Bordesley, Aston 1771 – Sale of properties & Land at Bordesley, Aston nr Birmingham by  John Sanders to Joseph Webster  (both Birmingham). The properties had previously been occupied, at various times, by Dorothy Hopkins, widow, Joseph Wood, John Lowe, Samuel Barber, Luke Ensor, John Peploe, Sarah Eaves, widow & Matthew Jukes. They were all empty except one – used as a stable by John Chamberlaine. Location given by reference to adjoining property owners & road, Shutt Lane.  Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating Royal Coat of Arms. Signed & sealed by John Sanders & Richard Sanders (of Hanbury, Worcs. as Trustee for John), witnessed on reverse by Jos. Webster, jnr & Jos. Robins.  £72

259/23 Bordesley, Aston 1781 – Lease for a year (1st part of Lease & Release for the conveyance of Properties) by Joseph Webster  (Birmingham, eldest son of late Joseph Webster Penn Mills, Sutton Coldfield- see 259/22, Will, below ) to George Frederick Abney (eldest son & heir of late Thomas Abney  both of Birmingham). The transaction related to 4 former messuages in Shutt Lane,  Bordesley, Aston nr Birmingham, and an adjoining plot of land, now untenanted and gone to decay except one used as a stable, formerly by Joseph Chamberlain now by George Malbone. Previous occupiers of the properties include Dorothy Hopkins, widow, Joseph Wood, John Lowe, Samuel Barber, Luke Ensor, John Peploe, Sarah Eaves, widow & Matthew Jukes. Location given by reference to adjoining property owners & road. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words signed & sealed by Joseph Webster, witnessed on reverse by Thos. Lee & Richd. Hunt.  £68

259/24 Bordesley, Aston 1784 – Conveyance of a number of houses, together with the site of former houses, now decayed and uninhabited, by George Frederick Abney to Thomas Willington (both Birmingham). George Frederick was the eldest son of late Thomas Abney who was the eldest son of late George Abney both of Birmingham). The houses had previously been occupied, at various times, by Thomas Bell, Isaac Court, Elizabeth Doley (widow), Elizabeth Siverne, Edward Eaves, Samuel Jessop, Josiah Farmer, John Aston, ………….. Wagstaff (widow), John Forrester, John Sturmey, and now by ……….. Malin (Victualler), Luke Sturmey, John Jones, Isaiah Wagstaff, William Eagles & Mary Parker. The decayed houses had been occupied by Dorothy Hopkins, widow, Joseph Wood, John Low, Samuel Barber, Luke Ensor, John Peploe, Sarah Eaves, widow & Matthew JukesJohn Darby (Birmingham) was party to the agreement as Trustee for Thomas Willington. 2 very large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words, signed & sealed by Geo. Fredk. Abney & John Darby, witnessed on reverse by Thos. Steward & (Jno.?) Eustace.  £78

247/10 –  Bushwood, Lapworth – 1880 – Auction sale particulars for a small farm and 5 bedroom house at Bushwood to be sold by the Devisees under the Wills of William Tibbatts and Mary Tibbatts deceased, to be auctioned by Thos. S. Fallows (Birmingham). Property tenanted by Joseph Weetman. Brief details of house, agricultural buildings and lands to include field names, acreages & current use.  Very large sheet of paper folded in 2, printed 2 sides. Extensive splits to folds and remains of sticky tape where document at one time repaired. Map missing.  £6

84/76 Dartford – 1891 – Abstract of Title to Bucklesbury Farm, Glos. (as mortgagees) of the members of the Bracey family, including Charles J,  Amelia M  & Louisa J (widow of William A ) Bracey (all of Edgbaston)  & Herbert R Bracey (Birmingham). Details on Gloucestershire page – Property – Hawkesbury.

106/12 – 1856 – Second Mortgage of properties including new cottages in St Margaret Ipswich by Henry Banyard (Bramsford). Refers to 1st mortgage, with Benjamin Bomford (Salford Priors, Warwick), Hemming James Bomford (Dunnington, Warwick) & Joseph Bomford (Sheriffs Lench, Worcs). Full details & price on my Suffolk page – Property – Ipswich, St Margaret

132/23 Edgbaston – 1880 – Sale of lands at Chalford, Bisley and Haresfield, Glos. by Thomas Myers Croome (Cainscross, Stroud) as Trustee for William Woodruff Kearsey dec’d to Samuel Tonks (Edgbaston). Refers  to acquisition by Kearsey of piece of former Common land at Bisley in 1865 and of Hobdays, a wood at Haresfield in 1847 from Drinkwater Scott Hayward, with John Roger Kearsey as a party to the agreement. Also mentions Will, Codicils and 1880 death of Kearsey and Auction at Stroud at which Tonks purchased the lands. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating small Royal Coat of Arms signed & sealed by Thos M. Croome & Saml. Tonks. There are a number of pencil and crayon deletions and notes to the text – probably relating to the drafting of a later Indenture relating to the property. £55

90/5 Erdington – 1871 – Bond of Indemnity given by William Henry Powell & John Henry Skyrme (both Ross) to John Elliott Page (Erdington) in connection with sale of land . For full details & price, please see my Herefordshire page, Property –  Walford

105/21 Exhall – 1827 – Articles of Agreement between John Johnson (Grafton) & Richard Lewis (Evesham) re action taken by Lewis against Johnson for outstanding Mortgage on property in Exhall. The cottage was occupied by William Cook & his mother Jane (widow of William). Sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2, written on 1¾ sides, signed / sealed by Johnson & Lewis, witnessed by Hy Wright.  £45

60/95 Foxcote – 1811 –  Articles of Agreement for sale by George Albot (Seckington?, Worcs.) on behalf of Francis Canning (Foxcote) to George Whittall (Ludlow, Shropsh.) of lands forming part of Bovington Court Farm Estate. Brief details of lands, purchase price & completion date. Paper – signed & sealed by Geo Albot & George Whittall. Several small tears where previously folded.   £34

54/90 Hillmorton – 1770 Copy of  Marriage Settlement between Thomas Maior (Market Harborough, Leics. one of the sons of late Thomas, the elder & Anna Maria Maior of Blaby) and Mary French (Market Harborough) only daughter of late William French & Elizabeth French (Wardington, Oxon) – following the death of William, Elizabeth married John Wykes (Wardington). Rev. William Maior (Laughton) was party to the Settlement. Refers to Settlement upon Trust by Mary French of various properties and lands in Hillmorton, Warwickshire. In consideration of this, Thomas Maior by this Deed settled upon Trust extensive properties and lands in Blaby and Little Glen. Details the various lands with names of the closes, acreages, past & present occupiers and owners, and in some cases the adjoining landowners. Includes details of how the lands came into the ownership of the Maior family. 5 large sheets of watermarked paper written 10 sides, plus a cover sheet. Some pencil markings in margins, cover sheet has small holes in centre fold.  £55

259/51 Kenilworth – 1945 – Auction particulars for Villiers Hill Farm, Kenilworth, to be sold at The Hare & Squirrel Hotel, Coventry on the instructions of the Executor of Mrs. Alice Tibbatts, Dec’d. Includes details of an “interesting Farmhouse”, a Clubhouse and 18 Hole Golf Course leased to The Kenilworth Golf Club Ltd, 3 Enclosures let to E. Smith, Gravel Pit and potential Residential Development Sites. 12 page paper booklet incorporating a large folding plan approx 29.75″ x 18″.  £30

90/8 Leamington – 1827 – Arbitration Bond given by Simon Huntsman (Clixby) to Edward Hannath (Louth) & John Hannath (Leamington), the sons & exors of Joseph Hannath (Caistor) in connection with Clixby Tithes due from Huntsman.  For full details & price please see my Lincolnshire page – Property – Clixby

215/190 Leamington Spa – 1912 – Counterpart of Underlease of “The Birches” between Maude Alice Short (The Birches) and Jessie Margaret (w/o William Reginald Partridge of Leamington). Refers to main 1910 Lease between William Henry Talbot and Ellis William Talbot (both Kidderminster, Worcs.). Gives various conditions & covenants relating to Lease. 8 page watermarked paper booklet typed 5½ sides – pages 4 to 6 containing a schedule of the various rooms, giving fixtures (pencil amendments), signed by Jessie Margaret Partridge, witnessed by Carlotta Gilardom (Newlyn, Penzance).  Attached to the Lease is a further 3 page revised schedule containing extensive details of fixtures in each room, signed by J M Partridge.  £37

84/290 Little Sutton / Birmingham – 1788 – Obligation Bond between John Taylor (Little Sutton) & Mary Bayley (Birmingham ) refers to Mortgage agreement of same date. Sheet watermarked paper – folded in 2 – pre-printed with manuscript insertions on 1 side only. ‘Mark‘ of John Taylor & witness signatures of Thos Whitefoot & H Butler. Note – part of 1 side with wax seal torn off & missing, with some loss of (mainly printed) text.  £29

161/7 Nuneaton – 1677 – Lease for a year (1st part of Lease & Release for sale of property) by Thomas Ward (Furnivails Inn, London), son & heir of late Thomas Ward (Staples Inn, London)  and James Ward (Derby) to Robert Shiers (Nuneaton, Warwicks.) of a cottage near the church at Bicester, Oxon. Successive occupiers of the cottage were widow Leaper and Thomas Styles, adjoining properties occupied by Joseph Smyth and William Hones.  Refers to Release of following day [see 161/8, below]. Parchment document with 2 irregular holes (probably the result of rodent damage) one at the top and the other at bottom of centre fold with small loss of text. Signed by Thomas Ward & James Ward with the seal tag and seal still present for James. Witness signatures on reverse of William Burnett, Fra. Hanbury, Wm. Walker, Jo. Bonett & Jo. Mathews. [see also Oxfordshire page – 161/4 Bicester – 1656]   £85

161/11 Nuneaton – 1687 – Sale of properties in Bicester, Oxon. including cottages in St. John’s Street and Sheepmarket, a Mercers shop, outhouses, slaughter house, barns, stables, etc and Common of Pasture, by William Hudson (the younger) and his wife Sarah Hudson (Bicester) to John Newell (Bicester). Refers to newly erected house in Sheep Market mortgaged in 1649 by Matthew Harris (late of Launton, Oxon. formerly of Bicester) to John Sowthan (Bicester). The subsequent 1651 assignment of the mortgage to William Hudson and acquisition of the property by him in 1652. Also, 1649 sale of messuage by Elizabeth Sutton (widow of Burcester / Bicester) and Thomas Clements (Nuneaton, Warwicks.) to John Shewsmith (Woodstock) and subsequent sales to John Metcalfe (Bicester) 1654, by John & Mary Metcalfe to Richard Johns (Bicester) 1661 and sale by Johns to Hudson also 1661. 2 sheets parchment – 1 very large, with decorative initial letter, the other smaller – 1 small hole in fold and some very tiny holes (worm damage). 2 seal tags but no seals,  signatures of William Hudson (part of ‘William’ torn away)  & Sara Hudson and witness signatures on reverse of John Burgess, Fra. Blowers and Antho. Francklyn.  £195

161/8 Nuneaton – 1677 – Release or sale (2nd part of Lease & Release for sale of property) by Thomas Ward (Furnivals Inn, London), son & heir of late Thomas Ward (Staple Inn, London)  and James Ward (Derby) as trustee for Thomas to Robert Shiers (Nuneaton, Warwicks.) of a cottage near the church at Burcester / Bicester. Successive occupiers of the cottage were widow Leaper and Thomas Styles, adjoining properties occupied by Joseph Smyth and William Hones. Property acquired by Thomas Ward the elder from Margaret & John  Allen in 1660 and put in Trust for Thomas. Refers to Lease of previous day [161/7]. Large sheet of parchment with 1 irregular hole in fold (probably the result of rodent damage) with slight loss of text. Signed by Thomas Ward & James Ward with 2 seal tags and  1seal remaining. Witness signatures on reverse of William Burnett, Fra. Hanbury, Wm. Walker, Jo. Bonett & Jo. Mathews.  £130

84/291 Rugby – 1849 – Undertaking by Rev John Thomas Parker (Newbold u Avon) to Col. Fryer (Rugby) to execute Deed of Covenant to produce Title Deeds in respect of land in Rugby formerly owned by Parker. Includes note that property acquired from Rev William Sutton, and to whom it was sold prior to Fryer’s acquisition. Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 & written on 1 side. Signed JT Parker, witnessed by W Harris (Rugby solicitor).  £16

103/18 Smethwick  – 1867 – Sale of Houses & Land in Cheshire by Arthur Keen (Smethwick) to Jonathan Broadhurst (Minshull Vernon). Parchment signed / sealed by Keen & Broadhurst, witnessed by F ? Orrton (solicitors clerk Birmingham)  – for full details & price please see my Cheshire page – Property –   Monks Coppenhall

259/37 Sutton Coldfield  – 1848 –  97 year Lease of 2 plots of Land at Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield by George Willmot (Erdington, Aston nr Birmingham) to Thomas Cox (Birmingham). The agreement includes an undertaking by Cox to construct a dwelling house on the land, at a cost of at least £400. Large sheet of parchment with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating the Royal Coat of Arms, with a small Location Plan on the reverse showing the adjacent plot of land Leased to William Bale, junr. and adjoining landowners John Smith & Mrs. Bedford. Signed & sealed by George Willmot.  £67

259/39 Sutton Coldfield  – 1864 –   Sale of Leasehold Land and Dwelling House at Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield by William Aston to Lawson William Bourne (both Birmingham). Refers to the 1864 acquisition of the property by Aston from Thomas Gilke Gibbons, Walter Gibbons Cox and James Cleeve [it’s possible that the last three named were acting as Executors or Trustees as the original 97 year Lease was granted by George Willmott toThomas Cox  by an Indenture of 1848. Large sheet of parchment with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating the Royal Coat of Arms, includes a small Location Plan showing the position of the house & outbuildings and naming adjoining landowners Thos. Chavasse, Mr. Jenkins & Mr. Fielding. Signed & sealed by William Aston & L. W. Bourne.  £63

170/11 Sutton Coldfield  – 1867 – Conveyance of land –  Blythbury – by John de Heley Chadwick (Sutton Coldfield) to James Moxon (Rugeley).  Parchment, signed /sealed by Chadwick,   for full details & price please see my Staffordshire page – Property – Blythbury, Pipe Ridware

259/43 Sutton Coldfield  – 1914 –   Sale of Leasehold Land and Dwelling House at Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield by Alfred Bernard Hall to Edwin Eastwood Moore (both Wylde Green). Refers to original 1848 Lease granted by George Willmott toThomas Cox  and 1887 acquisition of remaining Term of Lease by Hall from James Frederick Greatrex & Frances Blews. Large sheet of parchment with decorative 1st 2 words. Signed & sealed by Alfred Bernard Hall & Edwin Eastwood Moore. £48

170/27 Walsgrave – 1880 – Sale of land & buildings – Bleakhill by George Hawthorne (Walsgrave, Coventry). Refers to 1861 Indenture by which Hawthorne acquired the land,  for full details & price please see my Staffordshire page – Property –   Burslem

259/50 Wibtoft – 1658 – Mortgage of Messuage, Land & Windmill at High Crosse, Wibtoft by Abraham Marriatt (High Crosse) [occupied jointly with Tho. Dapferne] to Thomas Frost (Bitchbie, Leics.) with provision for redemption. Single paper sheet with several areas of paper missing both from the left and right hand margins, with some loss of text [possibly the result of damp damage to the edges of the document when stored folded]. Signed by Abraham Marritt (seal missing), witnessed by Dioius? More and the ‘Mark‘ of Thomas Crosse.  £60

Wills etc.

226/19 1719 –  Obligation Bond given by George Butler (Litchborough, Northants) 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

54/80 Ball, Frederick Thomas – Coventry – 1838 – Release given by Frederick Thomas Ball on receipt of payment which he accepted in full settlement of a contingent payment due under a Settlement made by Thomas Miller (Leicester). Refers to the original Settlement made by Thomas in 1819 to provide for Ann Ball (spinster) and his 2 illegitimate sons by Ann – Henry and Frederick Thomas Ball. Ann married Thomas Ballantine. Frederick Thomas obtained the age of 21 on 24/5/1838 and accepted a lump sum. Large watermarked paper sheet folded in 2, written 3 sides,  signed & sealed by Frederick Thomas Ball witnessed by Halford Adcock. £46

54/81 Ball, Frederick Thomas – Coventry – 1838 – Release given by Ann and her two sons Henry Ball (Leicester) & Frederick Thomas Ball  in respect of a Settlement made by Thomas Miller (Leicester). Refers to the original Settlement made by Thomas in 1819 to provide for Ann Ball (spinster) and his 2 illegitimate sons by Ann – Henry and Frederick Thomas Ball. Ann married Thomas Ballantine. Both Henry & Frederick Thomas have obtained the age of 21 and accepted lump sums in full settlement of the contingent legacies due. Ann has agreed to give up any entitlement under the Settlement.  Large paper sheet watermarked  1838, folded in 2, written 3 sides, with very slight dusting to edges of document. “Mark” (with seal) of Ann Ballantyne,   signed & sealed by Henry Ball & Frederick Thomas Ball witnessed by Halford Adcock. £50

 160/65 1907 – Carlier, Edmond W Wace (Birmingham), mentioned in mother’s Will. For full details & price of this document, please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Carlier, Mary Ann – Heigham – 1907

225/24 Dormer, Catherine – Warwick – 1825 Release by Catherine, 1 of the 6 surviving children of  Lucy (nee Fitzherbert) & James Dormer (Richmond, York) re her entitlement under her parents Marriage Settlement (gives details & investments). Large sheet watermarked paper folded in 2 & written on 3 sides, ink & embossed duty stamps. Short split in 1 fold, small holes in centre fold. Dusting to outer slightly discolours small area of document. Signed / sealed by Catherine Dormer, witnessed by Tho. Fitzherbert & C F Poulett.  £47

215/189 Eckersley, Jane Ann and husband John Eckersley, the younger – Kings Norton – 1895 Deed of Separation between husband & wife – gives conditions to be observed by both. Sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2, written 2 sides, small tear in centre fold, some dusting to edges & reverse. Signed by John Eckersley & Jane Ann Eckersley, witnessed by Matthew Henry Margerison (Stirchley).  £25

98/103 Frost, Sophia & Mary A – Leamington – 1883 –  beneficiaries under a Will  – for details see Norfolk page, Wills – Culyer, Elizabeth.

67/51 Howman, Henry Arthur – Coleshill –  (document dated 1875) Discharge and Indemnity by residuary legatees under Will of Miss Dorothea Louisa Howman – Beccles – died 1862, which details various properties in Suffolk which she owned – particularly in Beccles, also St. James Southelmham, Occold and her interest in leasehold chambers in Lincoln’s Inn. Brother Edward John Howman, his children Henry Arthur Howman (Coleshill, Warwicks.), Edward Davison Howman (Bussage, Glos.), Louisa Jane Howman & Eleanor Mary Howman (both of Bexwell, Norfolk). Mortgage of reversionary interest by residuary beneficiaries, Thomas Brown (Southery, Norfolk) party to agreement as mortgagee. Details of Trust Funds and apportionment of residuary estate.    12 page watermarked paper booklet written 9 sides, slight dusting to cover. Signed Edward Davison Howman, Henry A. Howman, Thos. Brown,  Louisa Jane Howman & Eleanor Mary Howman.  Pinned to the document are a) a statement showing the amounts payable to each beneficiary, b) a request for payment signed  Edward Davison Howman, Henry A. Howman, Louisa Jane Howman & Eleanor Mary Howman.   £42

53/163  Jones, Sarah – Birmingham – 1870 Probated Will – vellum – names 8 children (3 daughters – Brown, Retter, Smith). Details of properties in Birmingham and Tipton, Staffordshire.   £25

247/11 Oakley, H. C. – Hockley Heath – 1913
Letter from Charles? Clarke, Knowle Branch of The London City and Midland Bank Ltd to Messrs Lane, Clutterbuck & Co which had enclosed an Abstract of Title belonging to H. C. Oakey, Butcher, of Stratford Road. Sheet of headed notepaper with handwritten letter signed by Charles? Clarke, Manager.  £3

53/164  Parish, Mary – Edgbaston – 1896 Letters of administration – husband Charles.   £7

233/61 Wastie, Francis – Birmingham & Weller, Jane – Hockley, Birmingham  – dated 1892 Deed of appointment of new Trustees and arrangement for the sale of the Trust Assets of the estate of James Wastie (Eynsham, Oxfordshire –  died 1875). His widow was Mary Wastie, they had 7 children – Fanny Lucinda Wastie, Frederick William Wastie, Charles Vernon Wastie, Mary Wastie & Amy Evelyn Wastie (all of Eynsham) and Jane (w/o Frederick George Weller of Hockley, Birmingham) & Francis Wastie (Birmingham). Refers to Will & death of James & includes detailed schedule of the properties in Long Hanborough & Eynsham and over assets forming part of the estate including mortgages on a) 6 Dawson Place, Jericho, Oxford (property of William Henry Brown) & b) 2 cottages at Stonesfield owned by Ann Matilda Collett.  8 page parchment booklet written 7 sides, signed / sealed by Henry Biggers (Eynsham) – the retiring Trustee and Mary Wastie, Fanny L. Wastie, Fredr. Wm. Wastie, Chas. Vernon Wastie, Mary Wastie jr., Amy Evelyn Wastie, Jane  Weller  & Francis Wastie.  £46

233/115 Wastie, Francis – Birmingham & Weller, Jane – Hockley, Birmingham – dated 1892 Account statement relating to the estate of James Wastie detailing Receipts, including monies from the sale of properties in Stonesfield, Oxon and from the estate of Peter Wastie, and Payments made. 8 page paper booklet written 4 sides, signed by the surviving Trustee Henry Biggers  and the following members of the Wastie family :- Mary Wastie, Fanny L. Wastie, Fredr. Wm. Wastie, Chars. V. Wastie, Mary Wastie jnr Amy Evelyn Wastie, Francis Wastie  and Jane Weller. £17

259/22 Webster, Joseph – Penn Mills, Sutton Coldfield (1778) – Certified copy of Probated Will, which Joseph wrote in 1778. Sisters Mary Webster, Sarah Webster, sons Thomas Webster, Richard Webster, Joseph Webster, daughter Sarah – married to her cousin John Webster (London). Also includes a legacy to Mrs Susannah Abney but does not state relationship. Refers to a Messuage, Mill and Lands at Perry Barr, Staffordshire, occupied by himself and Joseph Hill. Large sheet of watermarked paper, folded in 2 and written 3 sides. Some tears in folds and to edges. Signed & certified as a true copy of the Probate by Richd. Webster. [see 259/23 Bordesley, above] £30

259/45 Willington, Thomas – Birmingham – 1805  – Copy (made c. 1811) of Will, refers to wife Elizabeth  Willington, daughter Sarah Ann Willington, sister Ann Thistlewood, nephew George Thomas Thistlewood. Also mentions former apprentice William Rostill Lowe and includes a small legacy to Maria Slack, w/o Richard Slack (no relationship given). A friend, William Walker (Erdington, Aston) named as Exor. Sheet of paper, watermarked 1811 , folded in 2 and written 3 sides. Some small splits in folds.  £22

54/92 Wrighte, John – Willey – 1772 – Copy (made between 1807 & 1810) of Sale of Mortgaged property & Land in Oadby, Leics. to Thomas Sharpe (Oadby) by John Voss  (Oadby, now Leicester) and Mary Voss his then wife. Refers to original 1764 Mortgage of the property by John Voss and his then wife Ann Voss to John Wrighte (Huncote, then Willey, Warwicks.). It appears that Ann Voss had inherited the property from her father John Meadows (Oadby). John Gale is named as the occupier. Also refers to a further Mortgage advanced by Wrighte in 1766, and disposal of part of the land to Matthew Cartwright. Thomas Sharp agreed to purchase the Cottage and remaining Land (then in the occupation of Thomas Ross and Alphens Ross – the outstanding Mortgage to be settled out of the purchase price. 9 large paper sheets, watermarked 1807, written 8 sides, each sheet with a split in the centre fold. The cover sheet noted in 1810 that the Close had been sold to William Pagett, in 1810. £48

54/100  Wright, John – Willey– 1793 – Mortgage of Land at Birstall, Leics. by Mary Hill (Birstall) to Sarah Erpe (Willoughby Waterless). Mary Hill was the widow & relict of Joseph Hill and was one of the daughters & co-heirs of Thomas Simpson  (Birstall) by Mary his wife – who was afterwards the wife, & now the widow of Thomas Mortimer. Refers to the original 1767 Mortgage of the Lands by Joseph & Mary Hill to John Wright (Willey) gives details of the land including field name, acreage, adjoining landowners and further 1787 Mortgage by John Wright to Mary Hill. John Wright recently died and left 2 sisters Elizabeth Wright and Mary Moore (nee Wright) and a nephew John Moore (all of Walton by Kimcote). Sarah Erpe has agreed to repay the outstanding Mortgage due to the estate of John Wright and advance a further sum to Mary Hill. 2 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words incorporating the Royal Coat of Arms. Signed & sealed by John Moore & Mary Hill with “Marks” and seals of Mary Moore & Elizth. Wright. Witnessed on reverse by Michl. Payne & Mathu Moore.  2 notes on the reverse indicate that the land was subsequently purchased by Thomas While and that in 1844 his Executors sold a piece to Henry Paget.  £80