Warwickshire

(Latest update of this page – 28/9/2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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