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Cornwall 104-200

 

ID

Date

Source

Lot No.

Text

Surnames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1532, 1558

Bloomsbury 11 May 2000

2

Indenture agreement conveyance of land between John Olyne, Thomas Bond, Edward Hockly and others, D.s., manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 22 lines, wax seal, creased, folds, 200 x 305mm., 1532 Penpom (John) Indenture agreement from John Penpom to John Vivian ''for quiet enjoying Penheleck'', D.s., manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 18 lines, creased, folds, 127 x 315mm., 1558 (2). N.B. Penhellick, an area near Redruth in Cornwall. #200-250

Olyne

Bond

Hockly

Penpom

Vivian

 

 

 

2

1545

Bloomsbury 11 May 2000

4

Indenture agreement by John Garnett relating to property at St. Cleer, ''New Stones'', manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 281/2 lines, lacks seal, folds, 220 x 275mm., 1545; and another similar relating to ''New Stones'' (2). #200-250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1587

Bloomsbury 11 May 2000

6

Survey of the Manor of Liskeard. Articles to be ministered unto the queens maties servants of the Duchie of Cornwall to be inquired of & by them to be sett downe & presented before her maties Commissioners for survey of the said Duchie in the xxx yere of her matie raigne & The answer of the servants there to the articles exhibited by the Commissioners in October in Anno Elizabeth?.?.?. as followeth, manuscript, 3pp. on a bifolium, hole in margin affecting 5 lines of text with loss of a few words, a few small tears along central fold, slightly stained in places, folds, folio, 1587; Articles to be enquired of by the Commissioners?.?.?. Tenants?.?.?. in the manor of Liskeard?.?.?. & The Answere to the Articles, manuscript, 2pp. on a bifolium, holes causing loss of text, creased, folds, 1587 (2). N.B. A survey of Queen Elizabeth's manor of Liskeard in which her commissioners enquire as to whether her tenants hold the land by custom or grant, if they are land tenants, attainted or convicted, outlawed, and ''what waste or spoylle is there?.?.?. committed in any of her maties woodes or pondes'' etc. Four very similar surveys of the Duchy manors of Tibesta in Creed, Helston in Trigg, Stoke Climsland and Tywarnhaile in St. Agnes and Perranzabuloe were published by T.L. Stoate in Cornwall Manorial Rentals and Surveys. #700-900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

1589

Bloomsbury 11 May 2000

7

Agreement relating to land near Tregoss between Thomas Cupitt of Helland and John Vyvyan and George Dollinges, D.s. ''William fflamank'' and others, manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 251/2 lines, lacks seal, folds, 192 x 385mm., 1589; and another similar, relating to Tregoss, 1589 (2). #150-200

Cupitt

Vyvyan

Dollinges

fflamank

 

 

 

 

5

1598

Bloomsbury 11 May 2000

8

Neale (William, auditor) The auditors ffees and other allowances for one whole yere ended at Michal Michaelmas?.?.?., D.s., manuscript, 1p. on a bifolium, docket on verso, folds, September 1598 Marke (John) A quitance of #41 for?.?.?. St. Columb docket title, D.s. ''John Day'' & ''John Robins'', manuscript in Latin, 1p., 2 tears starting along folds, December 1598 (2). N.B. First mentioned includes reference to: ''Thomas Godsmark late receavor?.?.?.: & Sr ffr: Godolphin''. #200-250

Neale

Marke

Day

Robins

Godsmark

Godolphin

 

 

6

18th/19th century

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2001

379

A Collection of twenty various deeds relating to Cornwall, 18th and 19th-c, mainly land deeds four dating from 1742, 1748, 1765 and 1772, relating to the sale of land at Mazarion, Helston, and elsewhere, the remainder all 19th-c, (incl. Bodmin, St Ives, Newlyn, St. Agnes, Penzance and similar etc.), mostly on vellum, folded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

18th/19th century

Dominic Winter 25 July 2001

318

Series of als and signatures etc. relating to Cornwall and Cornish trade, 18th/early 19th c., including three extremely interesting and extensive letters to John Short a trader in St Ives, all concerning the importation of salt cargoes into Cornwall, another letter to him from his son in Cardiff, discussing shipping, a letter of 1800 from Viscount Falmouth to Earl Spencer recommending a man for office in the Marines, an intriguing letter of 1788 to an attorney of law in Penryn applying for legal sanction to cut turf on Gooneeve Downs, document signed by the Rev R Polwhele dated 1793, a signature of the divine H Prideaux dated 1717 and a few other items. 'The trading letters are particularly interesting, being extremely detailed as to the names and activities of traders in the area at the time: '... Mr Fox offers 20 gns for oil. I apprehend it will be higher. He acknowledges that the Newfoundland Fishery has been unsuccessful but states that he has had an account by a vesel arrived from the coast of Spain that the catch has been good there.

Short

Polwhele

Prideaux

Fox

 

 

 

 

8

1736

Dominic Winter 3 Oct 2001

272

Recovery document of George II, c. 1736, relating to the Manor of Marmaton in Cornwall, featuring a fine engraved portrait of the King, with decorative borders and a complete though cracked seal in original metal skippet, document cockled and bearing a few rust marks and two holes affecting text though document is legible, together with a group of 19th other vellum documents relating to property transactions in Cornwall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

18th/19th century

Bloomsbury 22 Nov 2001

76

Group of documents relating to the Sandys family of Tregwormond in St. Minver village, Cornwall, including: Rent Book, manuscript, 138pp. excluding blanks, ruled in red, some ff. excised, original vellum, rubbed and ink stained, narrow folio, 1736- 9th February 1807 Abstract of the Tythe Deeds &c to the premises bought by William Sandys Clerk of Mrs. Lewellen taken by Samuel Warren the 15th May 1771, manuscript, 2pp. with conjugate blank, 1771 George III (King of Great Britain, 1738-1820) & Frederick Cornwallis, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1713-83. Letters Patent & deed presenting William Sandys, chaplain to William Lord Craven, to the Parish Church of Illogan in Cornwall, manuscript on vellum, 2ff., creased, remains of Great Seal & seal in relief of Archbishop of Canterbury, 392 x 490 & 337 x 395mm., 5th & 9th April 1772 Extract from General Survey & Valuation, manuscript, 49pp., original skiver, 1774 Plan of Tregwormond in the Parish of St. Minver, estate map on vellum, hand-coloured in outline, folds, 370 x 430mm., 1809, manuscripts; and c. 50 others, documents and letters relating to the Sandys family and a Henry VIII defective deed of Recovery, v.s., 9th March 1720 - 1st September 1840 (c. 55). Other rent books include land at Cury, Helston, Wendron, Penryn and the manor of Namboll

Sandys

Lewellen

Warren

Cornwallis

Craven

 

 

 

10

1365

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An interesting and very rare vellum document dating to 1365, the reign of King Edward III. It is a 'Release by John Raulyn, to Joan who was the wife of James de Beson of all actions, petitions, trespasses, debts, etc., from the beginning of the world to the making of these presents. Truro Marche. Tuesday the morrow of St. Thomas the Martyr, 39 Edward III'. The piece is in good condition. 10.4" x 4".

Raulyn

de Beson

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

1855

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Large vellum indenture from 1855 The names involved are Samuel Edwards of Newcastle Under Lyme, auctioneer and upholstere, Thomas Simpson of Hanley and Rev. William Henry Wright of Cornwall. I think it is a mortgage type document for the sum of 600. 30 x 24, Excellent. Just a little soiling

Edwards

Simpson

Wright

 

 

 

 

 

12

1659

Bloomsbury 20 Jun 2002

73

Arundell (Richard, first Baron Arundell of Trerice, M.P. for Lostwithiel, colonel in the king's army, governor of Pendennis Castle, d. 1687) Indenture between "Eliab Harvey William Stead of Steedhill in Kent Doctor att Law Jonathan Rashleigh of Mennabilly in Cornwall and Richard Arundell of Trerice in Cornwall all that the Mannor of Trevelwith and all those messuages in the parishes of Crantock, Cuthbert and ?Perran in the Sands", D.s. "Richard Arundell", manuscript on vellum, 2ff., slightly soiled and browned, remains of seal appended, 600 x 780mm. and 225 x 780mm., 20th March 1659; and 9 others, indentures relating to Cornwall including 1 signed by Thomas Culpeper, most damp-stained, v.s., v.d. (10). Sir Thomas Culpeper the younger (1626-97), writer on usury.

Arundell

Harvey

Stead

Rashleigh

Culpeper

 

 

 

13

1725

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1725 RARE ANTIQUE PAPER LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT WITH ADMINISTRATION DOCUMENT. TWO DOCUMENTS DRAWN UP IN 1725; LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION WRITTEN IN LATIN WITH RED WAX WAFER SEAL OF A BISHOPS COURT CARRYING TWO EMBOSSED ROYAL ARMS FIVE SHILLING REVENUE STAMPS AND A TEN PENCE PAPER DUTY STAMP. SECOND DOCUMENT IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENTOF JOHN HODGE OF TRIGGOVELHAN IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL. LEGACIES, LAND AND PROPERTY. WITH TWO EMBOSSED REVENUES AND TAX STAMP ON TWO SHEETS OF WATERMARKED PAPER. GUARANTEED original on FLEUR DE LYE WATERMARKED PAPER. There is storage WEAR TO FOLD on the outer sheet

Hodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

1694

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Document drawn up in 1694 on PAPER. Handwritten it gives detail of AN OBLIGATION BETWEEN A JOHN TRENGROUSE AND A JAMES PELLOW. THE TOP PART IS WRITTEN IN LATIN AND THE DOCUMENT REQUIRES MORE RESEARCH. GUARANTEED original on TWO SHEET of shield WATERMARKED PAPER. THERE BOOK WORM DAMAGE TO CENTRE FOLD ON THE OUTER COVER, THREE WAX SEALS AND AN EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMP. Signed and sealed by Jno. Trengrouse, John Trengrouse Jur., James Pellow, witnessed by Joseph Trewinnard, Tho: Trengrouse and Tho: Pearce. From the IGI appears to relate to Cornwall.

Trengrouse

Pellow

Trewinnard

Pearce

 

 

 

 

15

1814

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DOCUMENT DRAWN UP IN 1814 BETWEEM CHARLES SCOTT OF THE BOROUGH OF HELSTON IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, GENTLEMAN, AND THOMAS HOCKER OF TREVALES, NEPHEW AND BENEFICIARY UNDER THE SAID CODICIL OF THE SAID THOMAS BEED. LIST OF PROPERTY AND LAND IN STITHIANS CORNWALL. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL ON A FOUR SHEETS OF S. AND C. WISE WATERMARKED PAPER FOR 1811 - WITH EMBOSSED REVENUE AND PAPER TAX STAMP TO EACH PAGE

Scott

Hocker

Beed

 

 

 

 

 

16

1693

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Document drawn up in 1693 on VELLUM. Handwritten it gives detail of AN INDENTURE AGREEMENT BETWEEN EDWARD CHAPMAN OF THE PARISH OF CONSTONTON IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL AND CONSTANCE THOMAS OF THE PARISH OF AND COUNTY AFORESAID. FOR LAND AND HOUSE CONSTONTON. GUARANTEED original on ONE SHEET OF VELLUM, SOME STORAGE WEAR AND SPOTTING TO FOLDS.

Chapman

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

1711

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Document drawn up in 1711 on PAPER. Handwritten it gives detail of AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN NICHOLAS PEARCE OF THE PARISH OF WENDON IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, YEOMAN, AND JOHN HILL OF THE BOROUGH OF HOLSTENS. REFERENCE TO A STAMPING MILL CALLED HOGARSWARF. Before 1600, the majority of tin came from working alluvial deposits by a process known as tin streaming. This involved digging a drainage trench into the proposed workings and then diverting a watercourse to the workings so that the streamer could wash the gravels in the valley floor and separate out the tin. Much of this 'stream tin' could be smelted without further treatment. Where the tin was mixed with granite, the tin gravels needed crushing (stamping) in a stamping mill. A stamping mill (or stamps) consisted of a series of large upright poles, known as lifters, shod with iron and held in a frame. In front of these was a horizontally set axletree in which were set a series of cams. The axletree was rotated by a waterwheel built into one end of the axle. As the cams rotated they lifted corresponding caps fitted to the lifters, raising them and allowing them to fall freely. The tin gravel to be stamped was fed under the lifters and crushed into sand (pulp). GUARANTEED original on ONE SHEET of shield WATERMARKED PAPER. THERE IS STORAGE DAMAGE TO THIS DOCUMENT AND IT IS VERY DELICATE, WITH ONE WAX SEAL AND TWO EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMP.

Pearce

Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

1911-1915

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

1. Breage GROCER'S ACCOUNT BOOKS of J. Treloar, Breage, 1911-15, 1915-19. Two thick ledgers, half reversed calf, spines and corners chipped and worn, spine on one volume loose, cloth torn. 600 pages of entries in each, with name and address of customer, goods ordered, (each item priced individually, totals in column on right), when account paid. Together with narrow sm. folio ledger. 1924-34, approx. 240p., detailing account with 3 customers only. 1911-34. 65.00

Treloar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

1900

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Helston PENALUNA family of Helston. Letters of Administration relating to the estate of Sophia Penaluna (d.1868) and William Penaluna. 11th July 1900. Printed form on parchment, 4to, information added in MS. Seal attached. 1900. 8.00

Penaluna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

1717

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

St. Ive WILL of Judith Bennicke. 1p, sm. folio, folded, blank adjoining leaf. Leaves rings to the Rector of St. Ive (John Bagwell) and his wife. 1717. 15.00 * One of the witnesses is 'Samuel Treis.'

Bennicke

Bagwell

Treis

 

 

 

 

 

21

1832

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

St. Ives EVANGELIST'S LETTER. 3 pages closely-written on paper, size approx. 15" x 9", 2 leaves, folded, integral address panel with red postmark and faded black 'St Ives - C' stamp. Addressed to Mrs Denham (the writer's mother), 100 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London, dated Saint Ives Janry. 4th 1832, but sections dated up to 30th Jan., signed M.A. Denham. Wear at some folds, with loss of a few words. The writer appears to have been in St. Ives on a preaching mission for 2 or 3 months, and to have been at the same time recovering her health, looked after by someone she refers to as 'St. Mathews'. 'My Christian regards to our Preachers.... I've delivered my Lord's message week after week.... I believe all these unusual meetings will be given up except the children or young people's, upwards of 40 attend that, Mondays at 6.... those of the grown persons that wish for help may (attend) the new rais'd class which met last Wednesday for the first time, 9 persons (married & single) joind having previously taken notes of admittance of Mr Carvesso (?). All seem in a fair way for the Kingdom.' Jan 4th - 30th 1832. 30.00

Denham

Carvesso

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

1870

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Watts (Isaac) IN MEMORIAM. Lines on the Death of Elizabeth Watts, written by her affectionate husband Isaac Watts, of Australia, formerly of Hayle. Single 4to sheet, printed on one side only, 24 quatrains in double columns, in a mourning border, with line of typographic ornaments between the columns. J.E. Harris, Printer, &c, Hayle c1870. 25.00. See Boase & Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis Vol II p. 856.

Watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

1870

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

(Watts, Mark) AN INTERESTING DIALOGUE between Mark and Uncle Tom, On the severity of the Times and the prosperity of the Mines. Broadside poem in four-line stanzas with prose introduction, printed on thin paper, in three columns, two woodcuts at head, each size approx. 4" x 3", one showing a village, the other figures near a cottage. Overall size 15" x 10", laid down on fine Japanese paper, slight chips in edge of paper along 1" on left side. Printed at the 'Hayle Weekly News' Office, c1870. 48.00. * The poem ends on an optimistic note 'May Mellanear, on Foundry-hill/With ores in plenty shine; May many hands be there employ'd/May it be a good mine. To Crenver mine I must refer/A cloak of gloom, she wore/Now her best garment is put on/And long may she endure.' The writer describes how when he became unemployed he travelled around the mines, to Dolcoath, Wheal Seaton, Roskear, etc. selling his publications. There is also a section on the port of Hayle and the vessels 'Bessie' and 'Henry Harvey'.

Watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

1809

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

1. Calstock Estates AN ACT for vesting the settled and other Estates of John Pierson Foote Esquire, in the Parish of Calstock.... in Trustees.... 18pp. 1809. 14.00

Foote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

1858

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1858 ANTIQUE PAPER MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT. PAPER COPY DRAWN UP IN 1858. MR WILLIAM JONES OF GREAT CORAM STREET LONDON, GENTLEMAN AND MISS CAROLINE DAVEY OF TUCKINGMILL IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL AND MR SIMON DAVEY OF ROUEN FRANCE, MERCHANT AND CHARLES DAVY OF SUTTON LANCASHIRE, MERCHANT. The deed then sets out the investments and property with detail on land holdings AND the estate of THOMAS DAVY DECEASED. THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS much detail for the Davy family of Cornwall on the marriage of Caroline Davy. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SIZE 13 INCHES BY 16 INCHES ON EIGHT SHEETS OF FOLDED SMITH AND ALLNUT PAPER WATERMARKED FOR 1851.

Jones

Davey

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

1746

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1746 ANTIQUE VELLUM INDENTURE. VELLUM DOCUMENT DRAWN UP IN 1746 LISTING DETAILS OF CONTRACT BETWEEN JOHN SYMONDS OF THE PARISH CONSTENTON IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL YEOMAN AND HIS BROTHER HENRY SYMONDS - PHILIP NOWELL OF THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH, MERCER . THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS DETAILS OF OWNERSHIP AND TRANSFER FOR LAND AND PROPERTY IN THE PARISH OF CONSTENTON CORNWALL. THREE EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMPS AND ONE TAX STAMP WITH TWO RED WAX SEALS. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SIZE 24 INCHES BY 33 INCHES ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED VELLUM WITH GOOD SECRETARY HAND.

Symonds

Nowell

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

1899

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Cornwall - Godolphin (George) ABSTRACT OF TITLE of the Most Noble George Godolphin (10th) Duke of Leeds to Heredits. in the County of Cornwall contracted to be sold to Capt. J.P. Rogers. 39p, large folio, in MS, held at corner with clip. Details wills, indentures etc. from 1849, but does not actually mention Manors, Lordships etc. by name. 12th April, 1899. 16.00

Godolphin

Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

1702

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Cornwall - Jones (Henry) REASONS HUMBLY OFFERED For Building a Mould or Harbour in Whitsand-Bay at the Lands-End, in Cornwall. Single folio sheet, closely printed, size approx. 17" x 12" laid down on card, with a window in the card at rear to reveal an engraved plan of the bay by Frederick de Hauttecourt, 1702, printed on verso. Size of plan approx. 6" x 10", scale 1" to the mile, compass rose, soundings, relief crudely indicated, small elevations of 3 churches, 12-line key of letters showing the Long Ships, the Brisons, 'St. Levant', etc. Margins cut down (unevenly on left-hand side), some slight creasing, area of slight staining at right hand side approx. 5" x 3", not affecting plan. n.d. or printer. (1702) 485.00 * RARE. Gives a description of the area 'call'd in Cornish Pullan da', and 12 arguments for building the proposed mold, for want of which 'there hath been, and may be more Ships lost (yearly, besides the Mens lives) than three times the Value of what would Erect the same. Hence the Leverpoole Marchants have possessed those who trade from London that their Ships might come safer North about Ireland.... rather than run the Hazard of having their Ships taken by the Enemy, or wreckt, by reason of the great Dangers of Scilly, the Lands-End, Mount's-Bay, Lizzard'. He goes into detail about the dangerous Tides mentioning 'Sir Cloudesly Shovel's Misfortune at Scilly and the loss of the Colchester Man of War in Whitsand-Bay', and the effect on compasses of the 'many Tynn, Copper, Iron, and other Mineral-Loads'. Other advantages are that it can supply the 'Islands of Scilly, with all things necessary for Her Majesty's Garrison', that there is an abundance of 'loose Rocks or Moore-Stones for filling up and building from the Shoar....', etc. de Hauttecourt was one of the Engineers who surveyed the coast with 'Mr. Tuttell, his late Majesty's Hydrographer'.

Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

1865

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LARGE INDENTURE FOR FAMILY NAME OF BAWDEN - CORNWALL. DATE:11TH JUNE 1865

Bawden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

1833

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MANUSCRIPT INDENTURE; MORTGAGE BY WAY OF FURTHER CHARGE OF CERTAIN LEASEHOLD PREMISES IN ST. ERTH AND A POLICY OF ASSURANCE FOR SECURING 94 AND INTEREST, 1833. 77cm x 58cm. This large manuscript indenture is written in a flowing hand on quality parchment. It contractualises an agreement between two parties; Mr John Selbart and his Wife of the parish of Saint Buryan being the first party and Mr Richard Hodge of the parish of Bosistow being the second party. The indenture was written on 24th April 1833. It is signed and sealed with wax seals, and is a particularly clean and fine example of a parchment legal document from the early 19th century. The paper is strong without tears, and minor creasing to the decorative cut edges. There are minor (1mm) holes at the intersections of some folds - not noticeable unless closely inspected. The copperplate style calligraphy is beautifully executed and fully readable.

Selbart

Hodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

1869

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Indenture made the twenty eighth day of september eight hundred and sixty nine between Richard Peter of Launceston in the county of Cornwall solicitor of the one part and William Basset both of the parish of Abbotshamin the county of Devon yeoman of the other part ect ect.It mentions two other names, Robert Tucker and Thomas Evans and has something to do with a mortgage and the above and their family living rent free, the sum of two thousand one hundred pounds is mentioned.On the reverse it is signed sealed and delivered. Very intresting and in beautiful condition as it has been in a picture frame for a long time. It measures 26.3 inches by 20.5 inches.

Peter

Basset

Tucker

Evans

 

 

 

 

32

1813

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1813 wedding settlement on the marriage of William Osborne to Elizabeth Hodge made in Penzance, Cornwall, England. Three parchment pages all in good condition. Signed & sealed by Thomas Osborn, William Osborn, Elizth Hodge, Saml John & Richard Hodge. Also Mr Ellis Richards.

Osborne

Hodge

John

Richards

 

 

 

 

33

1807

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MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT 1807 HODGE - MARRACK. Marriage settlement manuscript dated 28th December 1807. Signatures against seals at bottom. Second page. Note scalloped upper edge. Signed by Richard Hodge, Mary Marrack, Richard Marrack. Title on back: Annuity of twentyfive pounds out of lands of St Buryan church town previous to the marriage of Mr Richard Hodge and Miss Mary Marrack. 'Signed, sealed and delivered' on back. Length 20.75 ins 52.71 cms Width 29 ins 73.66 cms Weight 4.61 oz 131 grams.

Marrack

Hodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

1819

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1819 ANTIQUE OBLIGATION BOND BOND ON PAPER. A document drawn up in 1819 on PAPER. Handwritten and PRINTED on ONE SIDE OF A FOLDED SHEET it gives details of JOHN ROSEWALL OF THE BOROUGH OF ST.IVES IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL BEING PERMANENTLY BOUND TO ELIZABETH PAUL OF THE TOWN OF PENZANCE IN THE SUM OF FOUR HUNDRED POUNDS. REVENUES AND RED WAX SEAL. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL 9 INS X 13 INS - there is some storage wear to the edges and cracking to the seal - there is no text loss.

Rosewall

Paul

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

1366

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vellum document dating to 1366, the reign of King Edward III. It is a 'Release by Isabel, late wife of Waryn Tresanson in her Widowhood, to John Wyn, carpenter, of her right in a toft, etc., in the village of Penryn. Witnesses: Stephen Treiagu, Laurence Halap, Ralph Trevene, John Tregellest, Walter Kaer. Tregony, Saturday, the Vigil of St. Peter's Chair, 40 Edward III'. The pieve is in good condition although a little faded

Tresanson

Wyn

Treiagu

Halap

Trevene

Tregellest

Kaer

 

36

c1850

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The Illustrated Family Bible with many hundred wood engravings (1200 approx?). Includes the famous JOHN MARTIN mezzotints, amongst the greatest printed bible art of all time. In two loarge volumes. John Kitto. revised Rev. Birks. LONDON, James Sangster & Co. Circa 1850. Ink inscriptions in family bible pages early Victorian, though no publishing date, this is the first bible to include the Martin prints. Condition OK internally, but spines and covers a little damaged (see photos). These books are quite HEAVY (expensive) for airmail overseas! 220x280x80mm .. x 2! Inscribed "Parents Names: Husband - Edward Warmington born 11 April 1836; Wife - Wilmot Warmington born 27 November 1840. Married December 24th 1865" From FreeBMD there is a marriage in Penzance RD in Dec 1866 for an Edward Warmington to a Wilmot Ninnis and this couple appear on the 1881 census at Lelant, Cornwall. There is also a page of childrens names and a page of marriages, but the image is too small to make them out.

Warmington

Ninnis

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

1832

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Indenture on parchment dated 12th June 1832 relating to the marriage settlement of Miss Mary Marrack Hodge and Samuel Harvey both of Cornwall, England. In superb condition. Note scalloped upper edge. Mary's signature. Her father Richard's signature. Sam's signature. Title on back. This settlement was for 400 pounds, a fortune in those days. 'Signed, sealed and delivered' on back. Width 30 ins 76.2 cms

Height 23 ins 58.42 cms Weight 2.5 oz 71 grams

Hodge

Harvey

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

1875

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Here is an Indenture on vellum dated 27th August 1875 in respect of a Transfer of Mortgage on premises at Rush Hill Road, Lavender Hill, Surrey. The contract is between Thomas Lyon of Yeovil, Somerset, Gentleman, and Catherine Augusta Paynter of Penzance, Cornwall, Widow. Other names mentioned are James Mulvey and Thomas Graves. The document opens out to approx 28" x 19", is beautifully handwritten, carries an original wax seal and has a one shilling and six pence revenue stamp. In excellent condition.

Lyon

Paynter

Mulvey

Graves

 

 

 

 

39

1701

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1701 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT DEVON + CORNWALL COPIED IN 1701 IN REIGN OF WILLIAM III A DEED FROM THE REIGN OF CHARLES I 1684 MANUSCRIPT LEGAL DOCUMENT; INDENTURE OF A LEASE LEASE TO JOHN ROGERS (HIS SIGNATURE AND SEAL). OTHERS NAMES FROM THE COUNTIES OF CORNWALL AND DEVON DETAIL OF TWO TENEMANTS CALLED 'SNOWS' AND 'PRUSLS' IN THE MANOR 'BODINCOLL' IN BODMAYN IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL. WE HAVE MADE AN ATTEMPT TO GET THE NAMES OUT OF THIS DOCUMENT AND SOMEONE WITH LOCAL KNOWLEDGE MAY DO MUCH BETTER WITH ONE RED WAX SEAL INTERESTING ITEM FOR COLLECTORS OF SOCIAL HISTORY, LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY FOR THE ROGERS FAMILY GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION ON ONE FOLDED SHEET OF PAPER SIZE 18 INCHES BY 11 INCHES

Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

1620

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1620 NOBILITY DOCUMENT REIGN OF JAMES I . very, VERY RARE MANUSCRIPT LEGAL DOCUMENT; BETWEEN SIR BARNARD GRENVILE OF STOWE IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, KNIGHT - AND BREVILL GRENVILE SON AND HEIR APPARANT - AND JOHN TROBARNARD OF SIFFYNOYN (WE HAVE DONE OUR BEST HERE). LAND AND HOUSES IN THE VILLAGE OF PENHALE, CORNWALL Son of Sir Richard Grenville and Mary St. Leger married Elizabeth Bevill descendents: 1 Sir Bevill Grenville = Grace Smith : 1 Sir John Grenville Of Stowe, Bart = Jane Wych SIR BEVILL GRENVILL: Born 1596 near Withiel, west of Bodmin, and a grandson of Sir Richard Grenville.At the start of the Civil war in 1642 he raised an army in Cornwall to fight for the King. When the Parliamentarians crossed the Tamar his army fought a number of battles and threw them out of Cornwall. He won battles at Braddock Down near Lostwithiel, and at Stratton Hill near Bude. he then led his men on a victorious march through Devon into Somerset. In 1643 the Royalists won a battle at Lansdown Hill outside Bath, but Bevil Grenville was mortally wounded. His Cornish soldiers refused to fight under any other leader and returned home, carrying the body of Sir Bevil. It was buried in a tomb in Kilkhampton Church. THIS DOCUMENT IS SIGNED BY SIR BERNARD GRENVILE AND BEVILL GRENVILLE (LATER TO BECOME SIR BEVILL GRENVILLE) INFORMATION ON INTERNATIONAL PURCHASE; WE HAVE TAKEN DIGITAL IMAGES OF THIS DOCUMENT AND PHOTOCOPIES FOR THE LOCAL COUNTY ARCHIVE - AND WHILE IT IS A VERY RARE AND HIGHLY COLLECTABLE ITEM IT IS NOT A 'NATIONALLY HISTORIC' ITEM AND THEREFORE WE DO NOT CONSIDER IT TO COME UNDER THE MANUSCRIPT COMMISSION GUIDELINES. IT IS A LAND TITLE DEED THAT WAS ONCE IN THE POSSESSION OF THE PURCHASOR INVOLVED IN THE CONTRACT AND SIGNED BY THE VENDOR. TWO SEAL TAPES MINUS WAX INTERESTING ITEM FOR COLLECTORS OF SOCIAL HISTORY, LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY FOR THE GRENVILLE FAMILY GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION ON ONE FOLDED SHEET OF VELLUM SIZE 13 INCHES BY 14 INCHES

Grenvile

Trobarnard

St Leger

Bevill

Smith

Wych

 

 

41

1873-1893

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Engineers BILLHEADS Two billheads for Leighton Iron Works Uttoxeter, large attractive headings with man mowing, horse-rakes etc., 1873, one for Joseph Rhodes, Iron Founders, Wakefield, 1893, two for Albion Iron Works, Leigh, 1893, one of which has attractive vignette of reaping machine in action, the other plain. Stab holes. 6 items. 1873-93. 12.00 All made out for various items to Matthews & Co., Marazion, Cornwall.

Rhodes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

1847

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Bessow, Manor of LEASE OF LOBB'S STAMPS and premises in Kea for 14 years, James Trevenen and others to John Sampson, Mine Agent. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. 1847

Trevenen

Sampson

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

1866

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Bodmin AGREEMENT of Sir Colman Rashleigh, Francis Rodd & others, J.P.'s, concerning the repayment of money advanced by Henry Williams of Wendron for the building of Station Houses and Strong rooms for the confinement of persons taken into custody. 2p. folio, signed with sm. wax seals. 1866

Rashleigh

Rodd

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

1833

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Cury LEASE of a tenement called Tannangoffe in Cury, occupied by Jane Boaden. John Vivian of Pencalenick and others to John Borlase of Helston. Large vellum sheet, wax seals, small inkstain in top corner. 1833.

Boaden

Vivian

Borlase

 

 

 

 

 

45

1878

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Gwinear RECONVEYANCE of Freehold Estate of Taskus and Reassignment of Leasehold Estate of Trevessa.... Messrs. Rodd and Cornish to Robert Angove Osborne. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. 1878

Rodd

Cornish

Osborne

 

 

 

 

 

46

1828

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Helston BILLHEAD of R. Michell, Linen & Woollen Draper, to Mrs Tyack. Engraved heading, overall size 5" x 4". Listing a few items such as ribbon. 1828. 5.00 'A London Foreman kept, and a Suit made to order at a day's notice'

Michell

Tyack

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

1935

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Helston Cordwainers LETTER from J.P. Rogers, Recorder, to Rev. Cannon Jennings, Madron, about a charter of the shoemakers of Helston, recently discovered, asking if he would give it to the borough. Typewritten, with handwritten reply from Jennings, enclosing his paper on the subject, with answer from Rogers. Attached is 11p. oblong 8vo typescript of Jenning's article, which includes a transcript of the 1459 charter. 1935.

Rogers

Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

1801, 1874

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Helston THE CHURCHWARDENS AND OVERSEERS OF THE BOROUGH in acc. with G. Grylls & Co., Helston, on purchase of corn. 2p., sm. 4to, listing money due for 'samples of Barley', 'Capn. Clarks bill for freight', etc. Together with receipt of 1874 for corn ricks purchased by R. Mathews. 1801 and 1874.

Grylls

Clark

Mathews

 

 

 

 

 

49

1860-1895

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Hocking (J), Linen & Woollen Draper, Helston BILL to the Provident Club, Nov. 8th, 186?, printed heading, lists 13 girls' names, each with sum of 11s 3d, with similar bill to Revd. E. Wills for the Helston Provident Club, attractive printed heading of James Woolcock, Linen Draper etc., Helston, 186-, again listing girls' names.... together with.... bill of A.H. Michell & Sons, Drapers, Penzance, to R. Mathews, Xmas, 1895, for ribbon, roses, cloak, etc. 3 items. 1860-95.

Hocking

Wills

Woolcock

Michell

Mathews

 

 

 

50

1702

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Jones (Henry) REASONS HUMBLY OFFERED For Building a Mould or Harbour in Whitsand Bay, at the Lands-End, in Cornwall. Single folio sheet, closely printed, size approx. 17" x 12", laid down on card, with a window in the card on verso to reveal an engraved plan on verso of sheet by Frederick de Hauttecourt, 1702. Size of plan approx. 6" x 10", scale 1" to 1 mile, compass rose, soundings, relief crudely indicated, small elevations of 3 churches, 12-line key of letters, showing the Long Ships, the Brisons, etc. Margin trimmed unevenly on left side, some light creasing, area of light staining at right, approx. 5" x 3", not affecting plan. n.d.(1702). 480.00 RARE. Gives a description of the area 'call'd in Cornish Pullan da', and 12 arguments for building the proposed mold, for want of which 'there hath been, and may be more Ships los (yearly, besides the mens lives) than three times the Value of what would Erect the same. Hence the Leverpoole Marchants have possessed those who trade from London that their Ships might come safer North about Ireland.... rather than run the Hazard of having their Ships taken by the Enemy, or wreckt, by reason of the great Dangers of Scill, the Lands-End, Mount's-Bay,, Lizzard. He mentions 'Sir Cloudesly Shovel's Misfortune at Scill and the loss of the Colchester Man or War in Whitsand-Bay' and the effect on compasses of the 'many Tynn, Copper, Iron and other Mineral-Loads'. de Hauttecourt was one of the Engineers who surveyed the coast with 'Mr. Tuttel, his late Majesty's Hydrographer'.

Jones

Hauttecourt

Tuttel

 

 

 

 

 

51

1841

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Madron PLAN OF ROSE HILL In The Parish of Madron and County of Cornwall, The Property of John Viguers Esq. 1841. Finely drawn manuscript plan in ink and 4 colours, on thick paper, 25" x 25", backed with linen. Scale 2 chains = 1 inch. With title, scale bar, compass rose, and Table of Reference listing 30 features, with State, Quantity. Shows Mansion House, with Pleasure Grounds, Orchards, Walled Garden, Farm, stream, well, etc., different types of trees shown, adjoining owners named. Some minor creasing of paper at top edge, top and bottom slightly dusty. 1841. 180.00 A very attractive estate plan.

Viguers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

1732

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Madron, Mevagissey etc. DEED of Bargain and Sale of properties in Cornwall, previously the property of William Luke, and earlier of Nicholas Vincent, John Knight of Gosfield Hall, Essex, to John Rogers of Penryn. Very large vellum sheet, with smaller one attached, good armorial wax seal. 1732. 25.00 Refers to Manors of Trelevan, Tregawethan, Pencarrow, tithes of Tywardreath, Mansion house and farm called Trelevan in Mevagissy with Malthouse, mills, etc., property at Clements, part of the Manors of Lamborne, Truro Burrough, Tolcarne (including 'Mines of Tin Lead and Copper').

Luke

Vincent

Knight

Rogers

 

 

 

 

53

1796

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Manaccan APPOINTMENT of Mary Caddy and James John as Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Manaccan. Large folio printed sheet, with MS inserts, printed in 2 columns with dividing line. Signed by 2 J.P.'s with small wax seals. 1796. 55.00 Sets out all the duties and responsibilities of the Overseers, for example as regards settlement, 'raising a convenient stock of Hemp, Flax, Wool, Thread, Iron' for setting the Poor to work, etc.

Caddy

John

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

1829

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Manaccan RACK LEASE of Tregonwall Mills and premises in Manaccan, James John to John Gay, Miller. Large paper sheet, some splits at folds, wax seal. 1829.

John

Gay

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

1892-1893

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Moresk Mills, Truro PROSPECTUS of John Lake & Son Ltd. Capital 60,000. 3pp., folded with docket title. Some splits at fold edges, one rather ragged.... together with.... Two Directors' Reports and Statement of Accounts, 1892 and 93. 3 items. 1891-3. 25.00 Prospectus describes machinery, water-wheel etc., with a report by M. Simon.

Lake

Simon

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

1858

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Penzance ASSIGNMENT of a dwelling house and premises no. 34 in Leskinnick Terrace, Richard Rowe to Esther Curnow. Large vellum sheet, two wax seals. 1858. 10.00 Refers to the original lease of land known as part of the Jews Burial Ground by Revd. Rogers to Richard Rowe, late in the occupation of Richard Sampson.

Rowe

Curnow

Rogers

Sampson

 

 

 

 

57

1765

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Penzance CONVEYANCE AND RELEASE of a messuage, dwelling house, cellars.... near the Key or Pier of Penzance lately known by the sign of the Ship Tavern.... Abraham Denis of Penzance, Mariner, to Francis Symons, Joiner. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1765.

Denis

Symons

 

 

 

 

 

 

58

1922

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Salwey (Jasper) CORNWALL. A SKETCH-BOOK 16 pencil sketches. Sm. 4to, boards, bookplate. Published 1922. 14.00 Includes Lostwithiel, Newquay, Newlyn, Redruth.

Salwey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

59

1778

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St. Columb SOLICITOR'S BILL of Jos. Hawkey to John Willyams, size 18" x 7", with blank adjoinng leaf with address panel with address of John Willyams, Trekenning, with small wax seal. 1778. 14.00 Includes 'Journey to Padstow to draw abstract of the Title to Trekenning.....' and other matters to do with the Lease of Trekenning, drawing up draft 'on four of the largest skins of parchment' etc.

Hawkey

Willyams

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

1779

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Stoke Climsland, Manor of Manaton Hammett LEASE of part of a tenement at North Norton for Two Lives, Arthur Holdsworth to John Gall. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1779

Holdsworth

Gall

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

1854, 1801-1877

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Trenear Stamps, Wendron CORRESPONDENCE relating to a lease of Trenear Stamps, comprising letter with printed address of Wendron Consols, 23rd, Jan. 1855, to Solicitors confirming acceptance of terms, letter from Frederick Hill, Solicitor, to owner, Thomas Hocker, on behalf of Adventurers, 17th June 1854, 'You are raising your terms and ought to see the state of your Wheels at Trenear. I propose to erect new stamps and lay out 200 at least - your present Wheel is only fit for a Christmas Fire...'. Together with letter from the owner, accepting offer, and copies of 2 other letters from him to Hill... 4to.... together with.... Agreement for Lease of Stamps and Watercourses, Thomas Hocker to Hill on behalf of Wendron Consols Adventurers. Unsigned copy, 2p. sm. folio, and schedule of deeds relating to Trenear Stamps 1801-77.. 1854-5.

Hill

Hocker

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

1874-1878

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Truro NANKIVELL & CO. Wine & Spirit Merchants, Truro. Seven Billheads, made out to Rev. W. Rogers, for port, sherry, St. Emilion etc. Each receipted over stamp, some slightly frayed at top edge. 1874-78. 7.00 Inlcudes '14 doz. Cockburn's V.1868 Port.... 1 Octavo Marsala...' etc.

Nankivell

Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

 

63

1819

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West Wheal Jane, Kea SETT OF GROUND in the Parish of Kea, William Hill of Carwythenack to John Williams of Scorrier House. 2 large vellum sheets, slightly yellowed, wax seal. 1819. 40.00 Details limits of sett, methods of working etc., for example Hill was to have the right to 'make use of all or any of the ladders, ropes, buckets, kebbles, windlasses, for going down into and coming up from the bottom of the said mine in order to examine dial and measure the same'. Note in pencil under title 'Later West Wheal Jane'.

Hill

Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

1855

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West Wheal Jane, Kea COUNTERPART SETT OF WEST WHEAL JANE MINE in the Parish of Kean, Cornwall, Edw. D. Browne, Henry Vivian and others to William Jones of Leicester Square, Coppersmith, and others. Three large vellum sheets, wax seals. On verso is small coloured plan, with scale bar (4 chaines to an inch), compass rose. 1855.

Browne

Vivian

Jones

 

 

 

 

 

65

1768

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Hawkins (Thomas) Estates of AN ACT for Impowering Trustees.... of the four Sons of Thomas Hawkins, Esquire, deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall.... 12pp. 1768. 20.00 Concerns Manor of Cargoll and includes rights to grant Setts.

Hawkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

1791

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Treffry Estates AN ACT enabling Trustees to grant Leases of Part of the Estates of Susanna Ann Treffry Dormer and Jane Treffry Dormer, Infants, and to invest the Monies, arising from the Leases to be granted in Fines, in the Purchase of Real Estates.... 11pp, docket title on verso of last leaf. Recent cloth boards. 1791. 30.00 Concerns lands at Fowey, Lanteglos, Golant 'all and all Manner of Tin Tolls, Tyn Mines, and Loads and Veins of Tyn, of the said Thomas Treffry arising or to be gotten within the Parishes of Kenwyn and Gwennats....'

Dormer

Treffry

 

 

 

 

 

 

67

1875

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MORTGAGE DETAILING DWELLINGHOUSES IN TORPOINT DEVON INTHE NAMES OF SPRY,DEER,SWAIN,4 PAGES IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND EASILY READABLE,MEASURES 21INCHES BY 15 INCHES.

Spry

Deer

Swain

 

 

 

 

 

68

1836

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Lenborough, Manor of DEPUTATION OF GAMEKEEPER The Duke of Sutherland, Viscount Morpeth, Thomas Agar Robartes of Lanhydrock Cornwall, Lords of the Manor of Lenborough in the parish of Buckingham appoint John Walker of Lenborough, Farmer, to be Gamekeeper of and in the said Manor with full power... to kill any Hare Pheasant Partridge or other Game.... and take and seize all such Guns, Bowes, Greyhounds Setting Dogs Lurchers... Ferrets, Nete Harepipies.... or other engines.... 1p, folio, impressed tax stamp, three small blue paper seals, signed by the three Lord of the Manor. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. 1836.

Sutherland

Morpeth

Robartes

Walker

 

 

 

 

69

1860

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Bessow LICENCE or Grant to Collect and lay Ochre on a plot of Ground in Bessow, Edward Browne, Francis Vyvyan and others to Thomas Beer, Mariner. On paper, three large folio pages, 5 wax seals. Small stains on second page where seals off-set. 1860. 28.00 The land was part of the Manor of Bessowe and there is a note of a Court Baron of 1861 extending the lease. Grants permission to 'dry the said Ochre thereon and dress and render to same fit for sale'. Exempts mineral and hunting rights.

Browne

Vyvyan

Beer

 

 

 

 

 

70

1838

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Camborne LETTER from Mr. Geo. Jeffery to Mr. Stephens of Devonport, saying he is determined to get out of mining and listing three lots of shares resigned on which the Calls are paid to October. 1p 4to, folded, integral address panel, Camborne postmark, tear where seal broken, repaired. 1838.

Jeffery

Stephens

 

 

 

 

 

 

71

1849

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Egloshayle LEASE of a Plot of ground parcel of Egloshayle in the Parish of Phillack, Messrs. Vivian, Millet & Davis (Trustees of the Cornish Copper Co.) to William Gilbert, Engineer. Vellum, 22" x 29", 3 wax seals. 3 small holes in vellum along one fold, one with loss of two words. 20th April 1849. 14.00 Refers to land in Egloshayle 'upon which he hath lately erected a dwelling house'.

Vivian

Millet

Davis

Gilbert

 

 

 

 

72

1878

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Gwinear RELEASE of the estate of Taskus in Gwinear.... Mrs W. Nicholls to R. Osborne. 2p, large folio, on paper. 1878.

Nicholls

Osborne

 

 

 

 

 

 

73

1734

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Helston LEASE for three lives of two houses in Helston formerly in the possession of Thos. Glynn, John St. Aubyn of Clowance to Charles Miles. On vellum, engraved initial, size 17" x 22", small wax seal. 1734.

Glynn

St Aubyn

Miles

 

 

 

 

 

74

1903

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Launceston MORTGAGE of Hall, suite of rooms and site of Cottage at Wooda Road in the hamlet of Saint Thomas by Launceston, the Trustees of the Launceston Working Lads Temperance Brigade to Mary Ellen Mitchell. 2p on vellum. 1903

Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

1883

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Ludgvan AN AGREEMENT between John Peverell Rogers of Penrose and Matthew Trewhella of Pigmoor. 3p, folio, with coloured sketch map size 7" x 4" in text, showing the various claypits at Pigmoor. 1883. 18.00 The agreement was to settle a dispute relating to an original Sett of 1876.

Rogers

Trewhella

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

1868

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Ludgvan COUNTERPART SETT to search for China Clay Fire Clay and China Stone in part of Polhiggy. John Jope Rogers to Wm. Baker. Dues to be 1s 6d a Ton for China Clay & Stone, 1s a Ton for Fire Clay. Single vellum sheet, 26" x 30", sketch map in ink 7" x 10" on verso, spotting from damp on verso, ink slightly faded. 1868. 28.00

Rogers

Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

77

1812

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Newlyn LEASE FOR A YEAR of a share in a messuage on the Green, two cellars, and an acre of land at Gwavas in Paul, William Hichens, Shipwright, Richard Hichens, Ropemaker to Samuel John of Penzance. Vellum, 3 wax seals, slight rubbing at one fold. 1812.

Hichens

John

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

1757

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Penzance LEASE FOR A YEAR of two houses in New Street occupied by Mary Bennalls and John Boase, Richard Pearce of St. Levan, Clerk, to Peter Bown of Falmouth. Vellum, 18" x 11", wax seal. Some yellow spots. 1757.

Bennalls

Boase

Pearce

Bown

 

 

 

 

79

1820-1829

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Redruth FIVE LETTERS addressed to Alfred Jenkin, Trewirgie, Redruth (Mine Agent). All 1p., 4to, all with integral address panels, Cornish postmarks. 1820-29. 28.00 Includes letter from Wm. Michell, acknowledging receipt of ore money for Wheal Towan, another letter re. payment for ores from Crown Copper Co., Birmingham, short letter acknowledging dues for Wharfage, letter from Samuel Milford at Truro (evidently a Quaker).

Jenkin

Michell

Milford

 

 

 

 

 

80

1913

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Restronguet Creek AGREEMENT for sale of Property in Restronguet Creek, A. Richards and J. Lempriere and Carnon Valley Ltd. 4pp., typed, sm. folio, with manuscript sketch plan of creek on waxed cotton, coloured, scale 1/2500, size 13" x 26", scale. Off-setting on first page of text. 1913.

Richards

Lempriere

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

1860

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Rogers (Wm.), Mawnan NOTEBOOK 8vo notebook, full blindstamped black morocco, 33 pages of notes, plus many blanks. Includes nusery rhymes translated into Latin, various interesting epitaphs from Cornish churchyards, notes of amusing 'appropriate names' (e.g. W.H.N. Mallet, Auctioneer, Wadebridge), methods of packing grapes. c1860.

Rogers

Mallet

 

 

 

 

 

 

82

1840

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Royal Duchy Mines, Wendron ORDER of the Stannary Court dissolving the Injuction preventing the Adventurers from selling the Mining Machinery and Materials on the Mine. 1p., folio, neatly written, with Stannary stamp. Blank adjoining leaf with docket title on verso. 1840. 16.00 Refers to a case of the Assignees of William Rabey, a Bankrupt, against William Lefeaux.

Rabey

Lefeaux

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

1897

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St. Agnes CONVEYANCE in fee of a tenement near Penhalls Mine, part of the Manor of Lambourne. Joshua Davey of Bochym to Alfred Penrose. 3p, folio, on vellum. Small sketch map on verso. 1897.

Davey

Penrose

 

 

 

 

 

 

84

1956

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St. Erth LICENCE to prospect for minerals the Parish of St. Erth, together with an option for a lease. John Godolphin, the 11th Duke of Leeds to W.T. Harry of Penzance. Typewritten draft copy on 13pp. folio. 1956. 18.00 With schedules referring to O.S. Maps.

Godolphin

Harry

 

 

 

 

 

 

85

1870

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St. Just REVERSIONARY LEASE of a plot of Ground and premises part of Trigaseal in St. Just for 99 years, Bryan and John Lawry to Charles Roberts. Large vellum sheet, small wax seal. 1870. 12.00 Includes land formerly part of the town field, dwelling house, right of Turbary, etc.

Lawry

Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

86

1870

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Watts (Isaac) IN MEMORIAM. Lines on the Death of Elizabeth Watts, written by her affectionate husband Isaac Watts, of Australia, formerly of Hayle. Single 4to sheet, printed on one side only, 24 quatrains in double columns, in a mourning border, with line of typographic ornaments between the columns. J.E. Harris, Printer, &c, Hayle c1870. 25.00 See Boase & Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis Vol II p. 856.

Watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

1854

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Wendron AGREEMENT for Lease of Trenear Stamping Mills and Watercourses in the parish of Wendron, together with cottage in the occupation of Richard Penaluna, Tin Dresser. Thomas Hocker to Frederick Hill on behalf of Wendron Consols Adventurers. 2p, folded 1854.

Penaluna

Hocker

Hill

 

 

 

 

 

88

1867

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Wheal Basset, Wheal Uney ORDERS for equipment. 2 pages headed Wheal Basset and 2 pages headed Wheal Uney, 4to, numbered 296-299, presumably taken from a large order book, giving date and detailed description of piece of equipment ordered by that Mine, followed by name of person making the entry (Jonathan Holman, Thomas Harry etc.) 1867. 35.00 On Oct. 22nd 1867 "8 tram wheels for under ground as the last. 4 14" skip wheels as the last 3" wide"

Holman

Harry

 

 

 

 

 

 

89

1278

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Grant of land by Nigel le Potter to John Lord of Reskivers in Trelease & elsewhere in St. Keverne, manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 11 lines, folds, lacks seal, 100 x 235mm., 1278. 300 - 400 St. Keverne, parish and village, eight miles south of Falmouth.

le Potter

Reskivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

1753-1759

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107

Sandys (Rev. William, vicar of St. Minver, Cornwall). Volume of poetry and letters, manuscript, 35pp., 3pp. poem "Ode to Contentment" loosely inserted, engraved bookplate of John Sandys loosely inserted, browned, original wrappers with engraved vignette on upper cover, soiled, sm. 4to, 27th September 1753 - 11th March 1759.

Sandys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

1766-1863

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110

Sandys (Rev. William, father and son, vicars of St. Minver, Cornwall, 1740-1816 & b. 1808). Papers, including religious, agreements (some with Jane Llewellyn, widow), accounts, correspondence (on property in St. Keverne and elsewhere and financial matters with Praed & Co.) and a printed letter with manuscript calculations to investors of the Grand Junction Canal and yearly certificates with the West of England Fire and Life Insurance Office, Exeter etc., v.s., v.d., 9th December 1766 - 1st February 1863 (qty).

Sandys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92

1720-1830s

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Kenmare (George III (King of Great Britain and Ireland, 1738-1820).- George IV (as Prince Regent, 1762-1830). Order to remove Andrew Harvey from Launceston gaol to Bethlem Hospital, having been acquitted of murder due to insanity, D.s. "George R" & "Sidmouth", manuscript, 2pp. with conjugate blank, folds, browned, folio, 25th April 1818 bound with c. 988 free franks, stamped envelopes, A.Ls.s. & cut signatures, mounted, browned and foxed, original boards, worn, lacks upper cover, folio, 9th May 1720, 11th December 1747 & March 1802 - 1830s; and a small quantity of wax seals and loose letters, v.s., v.d. (sm. qty). 200 - 300 A.Ls.s. include a letter from Lord Kenmare seeking repossession of land in "the barony of Small County & County Limerick 9th May 1720".Senders include: Westminster, Winchester, Amherst, Cardigan, Carlisle, Dartmouth, Nelson & Bronte (Nelson's brother), St. Vincent, Hobhouse, Acland,

Kenmare

Harvey

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

1833

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MANUSCRIPT INDENTURE; MORTGAGE BY WAY OF FURTHER CHARGE OF CERTAIN LEASEHOLD PREMISES IN ST ERTH AND A POLICY OF ASSURANCE FOR SECURING 94 AND INTEREST, 1833 77cm x 58cm. This large manuscript indenture is written in a flowing hand on quality parchment. It contractualises an agreement between two parties; Mr John Jelbart and Jennifer his Wife of the parish of Saint Buryan being the first party and Mr Richard Hodge of the parish of Bosistow being the second party and the Reverend Edward Rogers. The indenture was written on 24th April 1833. It is signed and sealed with wax seals, and is a particularly clean and fine example of a parchment legal document from the early 19th century. The paper is strong without tears, and minor creasing to the decorative cut edges. There are minor (1mm) holes at the intersections of some folds - not noticeable unless closely inspected. The copperplate calligraphy is beautifully executed and fully readable. Property was owned by ? Davies deceased, then by Jane Davies spinster his daughter also deceased, also the tenement of Buscudden (the freehold of Humphrey Mackworth Praed Esq) ..... afterwards of John Edwards ..... Also mentions Jane Jennings. Witnessed by R M Hodge and Edwd Thornton.

Jelbart

Hodge

Rogers

Davies

Praed

Edwards

Jennings

Thornton

94

1614

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1614 RARE ANTIQUE VELLUM DEED REIGN JAMES I *. MANUSCRIPT LEGAL DOCUMENT; BEING AN INDENTURE BETWEEN EDMUNDE BATHE OF GREATHUME IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, YEOMAN AND WALTER HALLAMONT OF PENNYNBOROUGH IN THE SAME COUNTY, MERCHANT. PROPERTY AND MESSUAGES AT HENDA TWEMBROTH (WE THINK OR HENDRA). CLEARLY WRITTEN DOCUMENT WITH INFORMATION ON TENANTS AND REFERENCE TO LAND DEEDS AT THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS UNDER THE LATE QUEEN ELIZABETH I - WHO DIED ABOUT TEN YEARS BEFORE THIS DEED WAS WRITTEN. INTERESTING ITEM FOR COLLECTORS OF SOCIAL HISTORY, LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY FOR THE BATHE OR HALLAMONT FAMILY GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SOME SPOTTING AS SHOWN - NO SEAL - ON ONE FOLDED SHEET OF WATERMARKED PAPER SIZE 12 INCHES BY 14 INCHES

Bathe

Hallamont

 

 

 

 

 

 

95

1614

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Large vellum grant, dated 9th November 1614, relating to the considerations paid to William Heydon, Esquire, for the granting to Nicholas Crispe, of Birchington in Kent, the Manor of Hasilton in Gloucester, with all its members and appurtenances, which was late in the possession of the Monastery called Winchelcombe alias Winchcombe, also William Heydon has given and granted to Samuel Gilbert of Bridgerule in Cornwall, and Richard Gilbert of Northpetherwyn of Devon, the Manor of Takebeare in Cornwall, with superb hand-engraved plumbago portrait of King James I holding orb and sceptre, decorated top line and upper border, with portion of Great seal attached by cord, small hole to document and text partially abraded, with accompanying translation

Heydon

Crispe

Gilbert

 

 

 

 

 

96

1900

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This antique document dating from 30th March 1900 deals withe conveyance of 'Trethevy Ground' in the parish of Tintagel, Cornwall.The property was the gift of Mr.Henry Vanning Harris to his son, Mr.William Bawden Harris.

Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97

1584

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1584 ANTIQUE DOCUMENT REIGN OF ELIZABETH I **. MANUSCRIPT LEGAL INDENTURE DOCUMENT; BETWEEN DANIEL LITTON (?) OF SWENDERON (?) IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL AND EDWARD RICHARD TRAYEORE (?) OF MORRIGAN.. LEASE OF BOSIRROW IN MORRIGAN CORNWALL.. THIS DEED IS COMPLETE AND READABLE BUT IS A LITTLE CREASED TO GIVE AN IDEA OF THE AGE OF THE DEED THERE IS THE DATE OF 1584 ON THIS DOCUMENT WHICH MEANS IT WAS WRITTEN AT THE SAME TIME AS SIR WALTER RALEIGH NAMED VIRGINIA IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AFTER ELIZABETH I INTERESTING ITEM FOR COLLECTORS OF SOCIAL HISTORY, LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY FOR THE LLOYD OR TIMMINS FAMILY WITH ONE PART PENDANT WAX SEAL GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - ON ONE FOLDED SHEET OF VELLUM SIZE 20 INCHES BY 10 INCHES

Litton

Trayeore

 

 

 

 

 

 

98

1814

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1814 ANTIQUE PAPER INDENTURE REIGN GEORGE III **. MANUSCRIPT LEGAL INDENTURE DOCUMENT; BETWEEN SIR JOHN EDWARD RIGGS MILLER OF SWALCLIFFE HOUSE IN THE COUNTY OF OXFORD, BARONET, OF THE ONE PART AND ANN CRAMER NAGLE OF SWALCLIFFE HOUSE BEING MORTGAGE SECURED BY LANDS IN TREFELENS OTHERWISE TREVELENS AND PENCARROW IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL. ONE 5 IMPRESSED REVENUE STAMP AND RED WAX SEAL INTERESTING ITEM FOR COLLECTORS OF SOCIAL HISTORY, LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY FOR THE MILLER FAMILY GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN FAIR CONDITION - THERE IS A WATER STAIN BUT THE ITEM IS SOUND AND COMPLETE , - ON ONE FOLDED SHEET OF PAPER SIZE 13 INCHES BY 16 INCHES

Miller

Nagle

 

 

 

 

 

 

99

1813

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Vellum parchment indenture made on 23rd July 1813 , described in the document as the 'fifty third year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of the United Kindom of Great Britain and Ireland King defender of the faith'. The indenture document describes the details of a one year lease of workshop and stable for five shillings to Richard Glyme a Bodmin carpenter by Honor Marshall Colwell also from Bodmin in Cornwall. Indenture pattern cut out across top of document. Red wax seal, blue embossed Georgian stamp with small square of paper showing G R cipher attached to reverse. Paper marked with age and red wax smudged over script writing. Folded size 10 cm by 16 cm.

Glyme

Colwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

1833

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JELBART, JOHN; HODGE, RICHARD MANUSCRIPT INDENTURE; MORTGAGE BY WAY OF FURTHER CHARGE OF CERTAIN LEASEHOLD PREMISES IN ST. ERTH AND A POLICY OF ASSURANCE FOR SECURING 94 AND INTEREST CORNWALL: , 1833. Very Good. 77cm x 58cm. This large manuscript indenture is written in a flowing hand on quality parchment. It contractualises an agreement between two parties; Mr John Jelbart and his Wife of the parish of Saint Buryan being the first party and Mr Richard Hodge of the parish of Bosistow being the second party. The indenture was written on 24th April 1833. It is signed and sealed with wax seals, and is a particularly clean and fine example of a parchment legal document from the early 19th century. The paper is strong without tears, and minor creasing to the decorative cut edges. There are minor (1mm) holes at the intersections of some folds - not noticeable unless closely inspected. The copperplate style calligraphy is beautifully executed and fully readable.

Jelbart

Hodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

101

1581

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1581 ANTIQUE DEED REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I -.LOW START PRICE AND NO RESERVE MANUSCRIPT INDENTURED TITLE DEED BETWEEN EDWARD TWYPROUGE AND MARGERY HIS WIFE - IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL TO RICHARD TREMAYNE AND MARGARET HIS WIFE. FOR MOYTYE MESSUAGE AND THREE GARDENS GOOD CLEAR HAND BUT NEEDS LOCAL HISTORY RESEARCH FOR PLACE NAMES SPELLING ETC IN FINE TO VERY FINE CONDITION - - GUARANTEED ORIGINAL - WITH THREE SEAL TAPES (NO WAX)- OF INTEREST TO SOCIAL HISTORIANS, COLLECTORS OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND GENEALOGY FOR CORNWALL ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED VELLUM - SIZE 10 INCHES BY 16 INCHES

Twyprouge

Tremayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

102

1772

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INDENTURE RECORDING THE RELEASE BY WAY OF A MORTGAGE OF A PROPERTY CALLED POLGREEN IN LUDGVAN, CORNWALL, FOR SECURITY OF 1000 WITH A SPECIAL COVENANT BETWEEN TOBIAS TILLEY OF PENZANCE, GENTLEMAN, DECEASED, OF THE FIRST PART, AND JOHN BEARD OF PENZANCE, GENTLEMAN, OF THE SECOND PART. Dated 22 February 1772 Sale of a number of messuages and tenements commonly known as West Polgreen or Polgreen, East Polgreen, and Great East Close, all in Ludgvan in Cornwall. Dated 1779. A large 3 page vellum handwritten in English. Good condition, but with some browning on one page.

Tilley

Beard

 

 

 

 

 

 

103

1693

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INDENTURE RECORDING THE MORTGAGE OF LAND IN LUDGVAN, CORNWALL, BETWEEN WILLIAM NEWMAN OF LUDGVAN AND KATHERINE NEWMAN MOTHER OF WILLIAM, RELICT AND WIDOW OF ARTHUR NEWMAN OF LUDGVAN, GENTLEMAN, AND ROBERT HOBLYN, RECTOR OF LUDGVAN DATED 14TH APRIL 1693, IN THE 5TH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF WILLIAM & MARY. A nice late 17th century vellum indenture. The properties were called Great East Close, Chapel Croft and Polgreen tenements. There is a very detailed description of the lands in relation to neighbouring properties.

Handwritten in English on vellum. Red wax seals on tags and signatures. Good condition overall, but has suffered some rodent damage with three small holes along one of the folds.

Newman

Hoblyn