(Latest update of this page – 30/4/2017)
215/166 – Buxton – 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) 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
44/45 Chesterfield – 1810 – Counterpart of Lease of the Stags Head Public House, corner of New Cavendish Street and Duke Street, St. Marylebone, Middx by Richard Roundell Hurwood (Chesterfield) to Nicholas Beail (St. Marylebone). Incorporates a Schedule of Fixtures & Fittings in each of the rooms – including windows, chimney pieces, grates, partitions, etc. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Occasional pencil note to text – probably in connection with the preparation of a later Lease. Signed & sealed by Nicholas Beail, witnessed on reverse by Wm. Nicholson (Clerkenwell). £60
44/46 Chesterfield – 1816 – Assignment of Lease of the Stags Head Public House, New Cavendish Street, St Marylebone, Middx by George Pringle (New Cavendish Street) to William Jones (Molyneux Street, St Marylebone ). Refers to original 1810 Lease granted by Richard Roundell Hurwood (Chesterfield) to Nicholas Beail (New Cavendish Street), and 1812 assignment of Lease by Beail to Pringle. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Some dusting to reverse, occasional amendment / insertion to text. Signed / sealed by George Pringle & William Jones. £49
44/49 Chesterfield – 1822 – Lease of the Stags Head Public House, corner of New Cavendish Street and Duke Street, St. Marylebone by Richard Roundell Hurwood (Chesterfield) to Luke Samuel Keep (Stags Head). The Stags Head was previously occupied by John Hurwood (Clerkenwell) who was party to the agreement. Incorporates a Schedule of Fixtures in the various rooms – such as chimney pieces, grates, pot shelves, closets, etc. Parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Signatures and wax seals cut out from the foot of the document (not affecting text), occasional pencil underlines to text – probably in connection with the preparation of a later Lease. Signed on reverse by R. R. Hurwood and witnessed by Gill. Dance (New Inn), Patrick Dunn (his clerk), Thomas Ludlow & Edwd. Blagrave (clerks to Messrs. Holmes & Elsam, Bedford Row). £48
161/7 Derby – 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. £85
161/8 Derby – 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
84/198 Derby – 1899 – Sale of Land by Trustees of Will of Henry Green to William Frederick Eagle & Ebenezer Eagle (both of Derby) For details see Northamptonshire page – Property – East Farndon
84/200 Derby – 1908 – Sale of Land by W F & E Eagle (both of Derby) to William Edward West. For details see Northamptonshire page – Property – East Farndon
130/117 Derby – 1910 – Sale of parcel of land, Loughborough, by Hugh Major Messenger (Westminster) to Owen Jemson Taylor (Loughborough). The land formed part of the estate of Hugh’s father Thomas Goode Messenger (Loughborough). Hugh’s late brother in law was Douglas Rickard (Derby). Location of land by reference to adjoining properties & landowners including a small location plan and a schedule of Title Deeds from 1885 – the date it was acquired by Thomas, including a number of mortgages & redemptions. Large parchment sheet folded in 2 and written 3 sides, signed / sealed by H. M. Messenger & Owen J. Taylor. £38
103/11 Mackley, Sudbury – 1852 – Assignment of mortgage debt by William Turner (Mackley, Sudbury) to Joseph Stubs (Warrington, Lancs.). For full details & price of document, please turn to my Cheshire page – Property – Overton Hill
54/66 Mapperley – 1928 / 1930 – Typed Balance Sheets for Mapperley Colliery Co. Ltd for the 3 years ended 31/3/1930 together with a Summary Profit & Loss Account for the year ended 31/3/1930. Directors named as W. H. Quarrell, Thornton Blunt & F. M. Brown. 7 large sheets of paper + a cover sheet, prepared by Wykes & Co, Chartered Accountants, Leicester. £13
130/107 Newtown, New Mills – 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 to retain a Pumping Station, Water Tanks & Electric Cables on the company’s land at Disley. 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
84/27 Thorpe, Hathersage – 1659 – Conveyance of Property by Trustees (Edward Pegg the younger, Humphrey Pegg (Ashborne) & John Morewood (Norewood) son of Rowland of Norton) of William Fitzherbert and his son Bassill Fitzherbert, to George Eyre. The document relates to a Messuage & Farm at Thorpe, previously occupied by Christopher Brittlebanke and names the various closes of land included. Attorneys appointed – George & Adam Knyveton of Castleton. Parchment with ‘mark‘ of George Eyre and seal tag (pendant wax seal missing). 2 tears (approx. 3 + ” & 4 + “) at top of document. £65
190/34 Thorpe – 1769 – Obligation Bond given by Sampson Salt (Greenlow Head, Butterton, Staffs) to Thomas Gould (Thorp, Derby) For details / price see Staffordshire page – Property – Butterton
104/1 Whitchough, Chapel en le Firth – 1828 – Bond of Indemnity given by Thomas Brown, Samuel Lee / Leigh , Benjamin Redfern, (all of Stockport), William Brown (Whitchough, Chapel en le Firth) – residuary beneficiaries of the Will of James Thornley dec’d (Disley, Cheshire), to John Kitchen (Bradford, Yorks). For details see Cheshire page – Property – Stockport.
54/1 Anne Robinson (Belper) & her 6 named children, & Sarah Bailey ( Derbysh.) – (1720) Beneficiaries of Will of Joseph Wilkin – for details see Leicestershire page.
118/8 Bennett, Richard – Whaley Bridge, Fernilee – 1897 Probated copy of Will – parchment – cert. of Probate & wafer seal attached – wife Hannah, children Arthur J, Martha E, Annie E (w/o John Ashby) – details of properties incl. the Cock Inn. £14
97/10 Bowyer, Robert – Derby – 1762 Copy of Will – sons Thomas & William, daughters Sarah & Alice. Watermarked paper, written 1 side. £25
215/250 Fowler, Cecil – Chesterfield – dated 1908 Copy of Will of George Smart Nesfield of Scarborough – brother Edward Nesfield (wife, Maud Nesfield), late sister Isabel Fowler (brother in law Harry Aldam Fowler), nieces & nephews – Emily Nesfield, Gladys Nesfield, Marjory Nesfield, Edna Nesfield & Roy Nesfield, Cecil Fowler (Chesterfield), Ronald Fowler, Muriel Fowler, Edward William Nesfield Fowler, Geoffrey Nesfield Fowler, Norah Jeudwine & Emily Gertrude Butcher. Cousins – Janet Mary Carrington Broomhead, Eleanor Smart & Mary Smart, first cousins once removed George Wilberforce Horsfield, George Blow Nesfield & his sister Mary Blow Nesfield kin Joan Cycely Nesfield (her grandfather William Andrews Nesfield), Bertram Powell Nesfield (Guernsey) and William Hill Nesfield. Servants – George Bowes & Charles Wharton. Details of properties – Sandybed Farmhouse occupied by Philip Newton – Lands, and other bequests include friend John Walter Barber. 5 Large sheets watermarked paper typed 4 sides, with some additional pencil notes. £15
53/2 Gadsby, George – Doveridge – 1899. Probated will – parchment – names wife, daughter [married James Gadsby], and brother. £18
171/215 Gould, Mary – Ashbourne – 1821 – mentioned in cousin’s Will. Full details & price on my Oxfordshire page – Wills – Wilson, William – Nether Worton.
215/74 Hereman, Jane Ann – Baslow – dated 1872 (nee Jane Ann Frank – Pickering, then Whitby) Original Will – husband Samuel Hereman (Baslow), refers to 2 Marriage Settlements of 1872 under which she has power to dispose of various assets. Gives extensive list of legacies / bequests including:- husband’s daughters Clementina Marsden & Hannah Marsden; cousin William Thompson [his sister Hannah Galleway & her children Hannah Brockett, James Galleway & late William Galleway – his sons William & Robert Galleway], [his other sister Ann Thompson & her children Hannah Grierson, Esther Ann, James Thompson & Robert Thompson]; late cousin James Thompson [his daughter Ann Askew]; cousin Robert Thompson [his daughter Elizabeth Smith]; Hannah, wife of Joseph Thompson (Glazedale, Yorks.) & their daughter Margaret; late uncle William Thompson (Glazedale Head, Yorks.) [his wife Hannah, their son William (wife Mary) & his children William & Hannah Mary Thompson]; late uncle & aunt …… Frank [their children Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth & Jane Ann Frank]; Mary Breckon of Farndale [aunt Breckon’s husband’s sister]; Jane Brecon Featherstone & Hannah Thompson (daughters of Thomas Featherstone of Glazedale); his brother Robert Featherstone (wife Betsey, daughters Esther Hodgson & Jane Ann Featherstone); cousin Mary Atkinson [son John Atkinson]; cousin Robert Frank (Glazedale Head, Yorks.) [his daughters Jane & Mary Frank]; Sarah w/o Frankland Thompson; cousin Harland Frank [his daughter Mary Ann Hay]; cousin Mary Hay [her daughter Mary Skelton]; late cousin Robert Peirson [his daughters Mary Jane Hay, Margaret Peirson & Elizabeth Noble]; cousin Mrs Peirson (Grosmont Haggs Farm); cousin Sarah Raw [her children Jane Ann Summerson, Mary Hartley, John Raw, Robert Raw, Thomas Raw]; Annie Jackson (servant). 7 large sheet watermarked paper written 6 sides with dusting to outer. Each sheet signed Jane Ann Hereman. Pencil notes to text and marked at head “Revoked 30 July 1873”. £45
171/174 Simpson, George Knight – Derby – 1915. Named as nephew in Probated copy of Will & Codicil of Susan Elizabeth Stebbings – East Dereham – 1915 – for full details, please see my Norfolk page.
215/236 Twigg, Bertha Mary – Chesterfield – dated 1892 – High Court Summons issued on behalf of the Trustees of Charles Rooke deceased to recover monies held by Borough of Scarborough in connection with a property in Scarborough. Parties to the action include Lucy Charlotte Haigh (w/o William Rowell Haigh of Leeds), Emily Selina Rooke, Lallah Rooke (both Scarborough), Bertha Mary Twigg (w/o John Henry Twigg of Chesterfield), Charles Rooke Haigh (Headingly, infant), John Henry Twigg (Chesterfield, infant) & Annie Allison Rooke (Strand, London). 2 copies of Summons, each on a sheet of paper folded in 2 & written on 2 sides. 2nd copy incomplete. Dusting to cover of one. £11 [see also Yorkshire page 215/237 – Scarborough]
118/7 Ward, Archer – Windmill Hill, St Werburgh, Derby – 1801 Official Copy of Will – wife Ann, late wife Elizabeth (maiden name ?A….therson?), daughter Ann, sister Ann w/o Jonathan Brown (Kingston u Hull) their children Jonathan, Mary Gregson, William, Archer Brown, sister Mary Luccock (K u H) her children Ann Etherington, Elizabeth, John, William, Marmaduke Luccock, nephews James Nelson (Liverpool), Thomas Ward (K U H), niece Mary Ward (K u H). Paper booklet watermarked 1825, with embossed Duty stamps. Torn down central fold where sewn + other small tears in folds. £28