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Devon 101-204

 

ID

Date

Source

Lot No.

Text

Surnames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1798-1874

Bloomsbury 5 June 1997

286

STANDLAKE (JOHN COLES, shoemaker, 1798-1874) Combined autobiographical journal and commonplace book, autograph manuscript, with very many inserted printed pieces, newspaper cuttings, extracts from books, etc. , a large number of cuttings removed & now preserved in a separate album, some ff. frayed at edges, stains, many ff. detached, original vellum, worn & stained, inner hinges breaking, 8vo & 4to, 19th century. #250 - 350 Born in 1787, Standlake was brought up by his grandmother, until at the age of 13 he went to live with his mother & stepfather, a shoemaker from whom he learnt his trade. He worked in various parts of Devon before finally settling at Exeter, where he married in 1821. Largely self-educated he became a notable member of the community, being at one time a Committee member of the Working Men's Association, joining the Anti-Corn Law League, & resigning from the Temperance Society when it adopted total abstinence. The manuscript becomes increasingly a commonplace book as the years proceed, with autograph notes & extracts from his wide reading, and a very large number of cuttings from Devon newspapers, including notices of Standlake's own political activities. Nevertheless he continues to record the amount of his yearly earnings from the time of his marriage until the last year of his life, by which time he was nearly blind.

Standlake

Coles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1654

Bloomsbury 6 May 1999

7

Bampton.-." Agreement between John Sibley and John Warman in the Court of Common Rent, manuscript on vellum, 15 lines, 1654 Agreement "Betweene John Goodman of Bampton in the County of Devon clothier and. William Reene. assigne all. Betweene the gardens. Belonging to the dwelling houses. in. brooke streat", signed and sealed by Edward Woodman, manuscript, small tear, "This Presente day of Aprill. 1683 Indenture agreement between "Thomas Bryant of Bampton. And Richard Sparway. sell. that dwelling house", signed and sealed by Thomas Bryant, manuscript on vellum, 1694 Indenture mortgage agreement between "Richard Sparway of Bampton. And John hookinge", signed and sealed by Richard Sparway, manuscript, 22nd May 1720; and 6 others similar, v.s. (10). #100-150

Sibley

Warman

Goodman

Reene

Woodman

Bryant

Sparway

Hookinge

 

 

 

 

3

1765-1781

Bloomsbury 6 May 1999

32

Incledon (Benjamin, genealogist & recorder of Barnstaple, 1730-96) Rent list, ?concerning property in Barnstaple, manuscript with appended slip, 11/2pp., folds, folio, 1765-81. #30-40

Incledon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

1835-1837

Bloomsbury 6 May 1999

52

Tiverton.-." J. & T. Pollard, Proposals respecting a new clock for the New market House at Tiverton, We engage to make a new 8 day clock complete with two copper dials 2 pairs of copper Hands the figures sett in Gold. & keep it in Repair Ten Years free of Expence., letter signed, 1p., Crediton, 1st May 1830 Heathcoat (John, inventor of lace making machines, M.P. for Tiverton, 1783-1861) A.L.s. "To the Committee for encouraging the New Market", 1p., n.p., n.d. c. 1830, "By comparing the dimensions of the two clocks it appears that Mr. Parkers proposals to make a larger clock than Mr. Pollard, therefore the difference in the price may probably be accounted for from that cause" Trustees of the Market (The), To one Year's attendance to the Market House Clock. 2.12.6, manuscript, 1p., 30th October 1835 Haydon (Thomas Catford) Specification for erecting Iron Gates to the entrance from Bampton Street in Tiverton to the New Market adjoining, arguably with the plan hereunto annexed, manuscript document signed, 31/2pp., in two different hands, 7th September 1836 To the Trustees of the Tiverton Market. We recommend Mr. Thomas Catford Haydon be paid the sum of sixty Pounds. on Account of erecting the Gates at the Bampton Street Entrance to the Market Place., signed, manuscript, 1/2p., 22nd March 1837, folds; and 2 others, builders invoices, 4to & folio (7). #80-120

Pollard

Heathcoat

Parker

Haydon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

1877

Bloomsbury 6 May 1999

60

Tiverton.-." Condition and Specification of Works to be done in constructing the extension of a Common Sewer in the Town of Thiverton, Devon, manuscript, 5pp., folio, 26th October 1877; and another, indenture on vellum relating to Tiverton, v.s. (2). #30-50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

1719

Dominic Winter 13 Dec 2000

375

Totnes, Devon. Three vellum indentures dating from 1719 from the Mayor and Burgesses of Totnes relating to the sale of property on the River Dart, a fine, large and complete pendant wax seal of the Coat of Arms of Totness is retained on one of the documents , with similar damaged examples appended to the remaining two documents (3) 100-150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

1792

Dominic Winter 8 Mar 2001

544

Southcott (Joanna). Letter signed by her, 1p, 4to, c. 1792, being a 'salvation document issued by Southcott's religious cult and bearing what was believed at the time to be the seal of Jesus Christ, small seal tear but otherwise in remarkably fine condition. A rare letter issued by Southcott, a Devon milkmaid who believed she was married to Jesus Christ and was carrying his child, allowing her to found a religious cult which had global membership in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Followers received a letter carrying the wax impression of a seal which Southcott claimed to be that of Jesus Christ. The recipient was guaranteed salvation in the day of judgement, which unfortunately for them never happened in their lifetime. A remarkable piece of religious ephemera.

Southcott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

19th century

Dominic Winter 20 June 2001

392

Southcott (Joanna). Important contemporary manuscript early 19th c., being an extensive collection of the writings of Joanna Southcott, presumably by a disciple, or disciples, as the text appears to be written in two distinctive hands. Written on 175 leaves 4to, original boards, together with a collection of contemporary newspapers carrying reports on the activities of Southcott's disciples and their apparent supernatural powers. The Devonshire milkmaid Joanna Southcott claimed to be married to Jesus Christ and to be carrying his child. In a matter of a few years the cult which followed her grew to global proportions, and still continues in a modified form today. Many believed she had the keys to the universe. The present manuscript can be taken to be the equivalent of a 'Southcottian Bible' being a collection of her letters to various religious people, as well as some of her other writings - 'The Harvest', 'The Romance of the Forest', 'About the Election' and 'About Hann'. A letter from the Dept of Manuscripts, British Museum, dated 1925, states that the handwriting is not that of the major Southcottian disciple Jane Townley, but could be that of another major figure, Ann Underwood. Nevertheless, this is an extremely rare manuscript relating to one of the most enigmatic cult figures in ecclesiatical history.

Southcott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

1810

Bloonsbury 21 June 2001

52

Heraldry. Bishop (Mr., transcriber, of ?Bennets Hill) Visitation of Devonshire, 1623 & Somerset, 1635, manuscript, partly in heraldic shorthand, title and 41pp. excluding blanks, slightly browned, 2 letters from C.G. Young, York Herald accepting the manuscript on behalf of the College of Arms, new endpapers, modern half calf, sm. 4to, c. 1810. 100-150

Bishop

Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

1828-1832

Dominic Winter 29 Aug 2001

338

Account Book. Augustus Leycester Barnell, 1828-32, approx. 150 pp of ms. accounts, usually four pages per month, entries mention mainly household items such as cucumbers, sugar, beer, gin, a hogshead of cider, charcoal, green tea, black tea, coffee, fish, cheese, knife sharpener, a goose, washing bile, and a multitude of household goods, occasional mention of place of purchase incl. Torrington, Bideford, Tavistock, and other Devon locations, contemp. reverse calf, owners name branded onto front cover, brass clasp still intact, some wear to extrems., 8vo

Barnell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

1759

Bloomsbury 22 Nov 2001

74

Poor Law.- Poor Apprentice Indenture, to place "Richard Topsall a poor child" apprentice to the Rev. Samuel May, D.s., manuscript, 1p., printed form with manuscript insertions, docket on verso, wax seal, folds, browned, 210 x 334mm., Fremington, Devon, 23rd April 1759.

Topsall

May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

1720

Dominic Winter 12 Dec 2001

464

Bookseller. Attractive engraved trade card for the Exeter bookseller John March c. 1720, featuring an advertisement for his area of activity contained in a decorative oval device surmounted by allegorical figures on a piece of paper mounted to card, one small mark but otherwise in fine condition, approx 105x90mm. March, who operated 'at the sign of the Bible a little below St Martin's Lane in Exon' advertises that he sells 'all sorts of navigation books, sea charts, waggoners and mathematical instruments for sailors' he also sells books of all kinds, maps and prints. (1)

March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

19th century

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

183

Collection of approximately thirty-nine documents, mostly on vellum 19th c., mostly relating to property transactions in the Barnstaple area, particularly Braunton Marsh, also including a warrant from the Devon Militia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

18th century

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

184

Scarce group of seven indentures on paper, 18th c., some weakness in the folds of a few documents but in very clean, legible condition, most with seals. Generally speaking, indentures on paper involved less wealthy people and as such these documents provide considerable information on the ordinary people and their occupations. The present group largely covers the area surrounding Barnstaple in North Devon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

1670

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

185

Manuscript petition to the 'Deputed Lieutenants' of Devon, dated 1670, on a single sheet of paper, some slight browning, and a small piece removed from bottom right hand corner not affecting text, 1p folio. An intriguing document. The petition relates to forcing the Mayor of Barnstaple to pay the petition for travelling expenses they incurred when the set out from Dartmouth to Barnstaple to deliver warrants to the constables of the hundreds of 'Southmolton, Braunton, Sherwill, Fremington, Shebbeere and Harland' concerning the raising of soldiers 'to resist the Ennymyes whoe shewed themselves before Dartmouth' A separate endorsement orders the Mayor to pay the petitioners 1d per mile. The enemies referred to could have been a band of Frenchmen involved in the Anglo Dutch wars of 1665-7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

1556, 1558

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

186

Contemporary copy of an indenture dated November 20th, 1556, manuscript on a single leaf of vellum, written in latin in a fine chancery hand, together with a Quitclaim and release of Actions dated 24th November 1558, manuscript in latin in a fine chancery hand, both documents in fine condition. Both documents concern Bernard Hampton of London and Simon Slowley, son and heir of Hugh Slowley of Sherwill in Devon, deceased, for the Manor and Hundreds of Fremington in Deveon, with all its rights in Fremington, Instow, Horwood, Newton [Tracey] and Tauestowe [? Tawstock]. The area covered by these documents lies between Barnsaple and Bideford. Documents from the reign of Mary I are scarce on the market.

Hampton

Slowley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

1756, 1782

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

187

Two documents on paper, 1756 and 1782, being the returns for the Devon Militia, the first being the return of six companies of Invalids at the Royal Citadel in Plymouth, signed by John Williams, Ltn Governor, and the second being the monthly return of the Southern Regiment, partly printed and completed in manuscript, signed by Col. John Parker, commanding.

Williams

Parker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

1654

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

188

Important multi-sheet vellum indenture issued in the name of Oliver Cromwell, dated June 24th, 1654, being the exemplification of the interrogation of witnesses by Chancery Commissioners for the settlement of the Manor and lands at 'Holyton' (? Honiton) , written in a legible chancery hand on four large sheets of vellum, slight staining to outer surface but interior contents fine, elaborate calligraphic initial letter 'O' at commencement of document, with portion of the Great Seal of Cromwell (about half, but cracked) still retained by original cord. A fine and historically important document. Many names of witnesses and their locations are mentioned in the document, providing considerable information on landowners in the area, which is possibly Honiton. The dispute over the land is between Edward Clarke, John Hooke and Thomas Holmes, and was obviously of great complexity as the Commissioners were empowered to enquire into the history of land ownership back to the reign of Henry VIII. Protectorate documents of this nature are extremely rare.

Clarke

Hooke

Holmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

1701-1813

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

190

Group of thirteen vellum and one paper indentures, 1701-1813, all relating to property transactions the village of Lamerton Folliatt in Devon, all in good condition. Lamerton, as it is known today, is a small village lying just north west of Tavistock. Most of the indentures relate to a property called 'Skinners' providing a fascinating record of the occupancy of this single property for more than a century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

1538

Dominic Winter 7 Mar 2002

259

The Rent Roll for Paignton, 1538, written in a remarkably legible chancery hand, signed at base by the scribe, on two scrolls of vellum (originally joined together), written on one side entirely and on approximately one quarter of the reverse side, some damage to top right hand corner of document, affecting a few words only, some browning to first few inches of the document, but text still legible, the rest of the document is in fine, fresh condition, overall size approximately 8ft x 1ft. Drawn up in the same year that the King's Commissioners under William Petre and John Tregonwell were dissolving the Monasteries in Devon, a process that was finally completed in February of the following year. The present document lists a considerable number of land owners and property holders in the Paignton area, describing their land and property holdings, the location and the rent payable per year. This document predates by some 20 years the Parish Records held in the Devon Record Office in Exeter, and doubtless provides considerable new information on the population of a town that today is a very popular holiday resort in Torbay.

Petre

Tregonwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

1654

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2002

283

Important multi sheet vellum indenture issued in the name of Oliver Cromwell, dated June 24th, 1654, being the exemplification of the interrogation of witnesses by Chancery Commissioners for the settlement of the Manor and lands at 'Holyton' (? Honiton) , in Devon, written in a legible chancery hand on four large sheets of vellum, slight staining to outer surface but interior contents fine, elaborate calligraphic initial letter 'O' at commencement of document, with portion of the Great Seal of Cromwell (about half, but cracked) still retained by original cord. A fine and historically important document. Cromwell had been confirmed as Lord Protector in the previous December making this one of the first such documents issued in his name. This document settled a long running dispute over the title to a large area of land between Edward Clarke, John Hooke and Thomas Holmes, and was obviously of great complexity as the Commissioners were empowered to enquire into the history of land ownership back to the reign of Henry VIII. See illustration inside rear cover of this catalogue.

Clarke

Hooke

Holmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

1754

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2002

293

Interesting document dated September 18th, 1754, being the division of an estate in Jamaica following the death of a bankrupt named Richard Passmore of Exmouth, Devon, written in a secretarial hand with witness signatures, folded, slightly split at the creases (repairable) with no loss to text, 1p, large folio. An interesting document. Passmore had died leaving considerable debts and this document sets out the division of the estate at Ferryland, Jamaica amongst his Devon creditors who were Thomas Holdsworth of Dartmouth, the Brices of Lympsham and Samuel Hill of Topsham.

Passmore

Holdsworth

Brice

Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

1750

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2002

294

Scarce manuscript document c.1750, being the original brief for the defence in a sensational divorce case which came before the High Court sitting in Exeter, written in a neat legible hand with extensive notation in the margins, 15pp large legal folio. The document chronicles the case brought by Jane Taylor, obviously a woman of great wealth against her husband Thomas citing unbelievable cruelty. Taylor is accused of nailing her to the floor, kicking her so violently that she needed surgery, beating her with his fists, dragging her from her bed and locking her up and treating her as a prisoner, and threatening her with stoning if she dared to go out of the house, and saying that he was prepared to die before he stopped tormenting her. The defence reflects a totally different and scathing picture of her alleged cruelty towards him including biting off one of his fingers, drinking , beating him and taking several lovers. The document also contains numerous statements supporting both sides. Divorces at this time hardly ever took place and indeed needed the final Royal assent of the Monarch before they could be ratified. Consequently any documents relating to divorces at this time are exceptionally rare - and this one particularly so considering the nature of the case which even today would be considered sensational.

Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

1321

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2002

295

Fine medieval indenture on a small slip of vellum dated 1321, being an agreement between William le Spele for lands in Devon, mentioning a number of other parties and given at Exeter in the 14th year of the reign of Edward II, nine manuscript lines, written in latin in a legible chancery hand, original seal tag, lacking seal, in very good condition. Documents from the reign of the early Plantagenets are now becoming scarce on the market

le Spele

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

18th century

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2002

296

A volume of original drawings, mostly pen and ink, but a few in pencil, probably late 18th c., all depicting in caricature form celebrities from Exeter and surrounding parts, reverse calf binding (upper board detached), 8vo. A later tipped-in inscription identifies the artist as William Napoon, obviously a competent observer of the great and the good who surrounded him - many of whom may be instantly recogniseable by local historians

Napoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

1704-1829

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2002

297

Three documents, 1704-1829, relating to Devon, two on paper, one on vellum, in good condition. Two of the documents relate to Farway, between Ottery St Mary and Seaton and the third relates to a large estate at Stokeinhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

19th century

Dominic Winter 11 Apr 2002

298

Collection of twenty-two vellum indentures, early 19th c., relating to the sale of land and estates in Sidbury, the Manor of Pin Court with all its rights, Ottery St Mary, Bradnich, Payhembury, and a group of indentures granting mines and mining rights in Abbotskerswell. Of considerable interest to local historians, and historians of the pottery industry. The Payhembury document contains an extensive listing of the names of the individual pieces of land involved, while the Abbotskerswell documents refer to the machinery, enginges for working the pipe and potters clay, sinking of mining pits and the construction of roads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

17th-19th century

Dominic Winter 15 May 2002

431

Collection of early vellum indentures, 17th-19th c., including one for the sale of a pottery works, some including maps, plus various manorial documents etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

19th-20th century

Dominic Winter 2 & 3 Oct 2002

959

Inns. Large collection of indentures, agreements, printed sales particulars, insurance policies etc., 19th - early 20th c., all relating to inns in Somerset including the Golden Fleece in Tiverton (Devon), the Bulls Inn at Hardway, Greyhond Inn at Weston Super Mare, the Cardiff Arms at Weston, the White Post Inn at Chilcompton, the Easton Inn at Wells, the Queenshead at Pilton, the Red Lion at Wincanton and many more, with one document mentioning 'His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

1816

Dominic Winter 11 Dec 2002

405

Manuscript document on a single sheet of vellum dated 1816, being Pleas at Westminster before Sir Vicary Gibbs concerning an assize case in Devonshire involving a debt for the considerable sum of more than 3,000 pounds, written in a neat legible hand, with attached printed list of 72 jurors and printed summons with manuscript insertions. An unusual legal document, and one which provides a large amount of genealogical information, particularly with the list of jurors who are named with trades or professions and the areas they represent.

Gibbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

1710

ebay

 

A nice Indenture dated 25th November 1710. It is between Robert Jeffery and George Jeffery. It concerns land in Harleston, East Allington in Devon. It has two blue 6d revenues and is in god condition with the usual folding creases. 16.75" x 11.7".

Jeffery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

16th-19th century

ebay

 

This is a collection of old documents which date from the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first.1533-1603 Through to William and Mary and so on. The documen relating to Elizabeth the first is in reasonable order, it is an indenture and it clearly states it was written in the seventeenth year of the reign which would be 1575.The second document is an indenture dated the 6th year of William and Mary which would be the year of her death 1694. Reasonable order. The third is a conveyance document dated 1799 of a house and lands called Daisy Bank in Warley (Essex?). Fourth is an indenture, a small one in the first year of George the Third's reign, this has a wax seal on it.Fifth is another indenture dated 1691, Sixth is a conveyance for number 7 Waterloo st Plymouth, The street still exists. This is dated 1866. Seventh is a charter dated 1657 which would be King Charles the second. Eighth is a letter in French accompanied by an English translation. Thjis is not dated but refers to an errant sailor who left France at the start of the French revolution so it must be late late 18th or early 19th century. The writer is trying to get this errant and wayward sailor arrested for desertion.Ninth is a decree from the courts to theDuke of Leeds dated 1802. Tenth is a small page of writing in Latin, eleventh is an indenture I can't read the date but it has top be 15th or 16th century. twelvth is another indenture dated 1679. All documents are reasonable to good order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

1614

ebay

 

A nice and rare Indenture dated 15th June, 1614. It is between Richard? Hawkins, yeoman and Nicholas his Son and John Edwards. It concerns a property in Harlestone, South Devon. Also mentions William Williams. 20.5" x 13.4". In nice condition with the usual folding creases.

Hawkins

Edwards

Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

1623

ebay

 

A nice and rare Indenture dated 1623. It concerns a property in East Allington, South Devon. 19.5" x 5". In nice condition with the usual folding creases, the writing is bit faded in places. Mentions Richard .? And John fforbes.

fforbes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

1627

Bloomsbury 20 Jun 2002

112

Sampson (John, of Doliton [Dolton?]) Release of John Weston, D.s. "John Sampson", manuscript, folds, wax seal, folio, 4th August 1627; and another, v.s., v.d. (2).

Sampson

Weston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

1769

Bloomsbury 20 Jun 2002

128

Stage Coach.- Indenture tripartite between Edward Iliff, Thomas Bird and William Iliff of the sale of a business "a Carrier to and from Ffalmouth, Plymouth, Exeter, the City of London Gold and Silver landed at Ffalmouth the Stage Coach which goes from the Novo Inn in the City of Exeter ", D.s., manuscript on vellum, 4ff., slight wear along folds, yellowed, c. 660 x 782mm., 28th January 1769; and another similar, v.s., v.d. (2).

Iliff

Bird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

1543

ebay

 

A beautifully scripted indenture made on 20th November, 1543. Formed part of a collection of early documents relating to South Devon. It mentions the Right Honourable ffrancis? Hastyngs Knight Lord Hastyngs. It is in beautiful condition and measures 20" x 14".

Hastyngs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

18th century

ebay

 

A nice indenture from the second year of the Reign of George III. It concerns several named people and Buckfastleigh in Devon. It is in nice condition and measures 19" x 10". It is a Final Agreement between Richard Harris Gent., Plt. and Thomas Cook and Mary his wife

Harris

Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

1572

ebay

 

A lovely indenture dated 20th November, 1572. It is between the Earl of Huntingdon, Lord Hastings and another name I am finding difficult to read. It concerns the Lordship of Harleston otherwise Harelston, Devon. It is in great condition and measures 18" x 15.5". Mentions Edward Ames?

Hastings

Ames?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

1592

Bloomsbury 13 Dec 2002

20

Courtenay (Sir William, married the widow of Sir Francis Drake, 1543-1630) Deed relating to West Alvington, Devon, D.s. "W Courteney", manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 7 lines, a little dusty, 71 x 325mm., 1592; and another, v.s., v.d. (2).

Courtenay

Drake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

1792

Dominic Winter 29 Jan 2003

365

Large manuscript document dated June 9th 1792, being an early land tax return for the St Pebcocks area of Devon, listing the names of nearly 100 land owners, with a listing of the value of each person's land and the quarterly and yearly land tax due, with signatures of the collectors and assessors and their wax seals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

1816

Dominic Winter 29 Jan 2003

366

Manuscript document on a single sheet of vellum dated 1816, being Pleas at Westminster before Sir Vicary Gibbs concerning an assize case in Devonshire involving a debt for the considerable sum of more than 3,000 pounds, written in a neat legible hand, with attached printed list of 72 jurors and printed summons with manuscript insertions. An unusual legal document, and one which provides a large amount of genealogical information, particularly with the list of jurors who are named with trades or professions and the areas they represent.

Gibbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

1790-1796

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Bernard family ACCOUNT BOOK of Elizabeth Bernard, for 6 years, beginning Jan. 1790, no address, but probably Broadhembury area. Small 4to cash book, size 8" x 6", with 150 pages of entries, receipts (mainly from Mr Bernard) on left, expenditure on right-hand page. There are many entries for purchases of clothes and for muslin, chintz, calico, dimity, ribbon, and lace. e.g. "paid Mrs Acland Lace..... 19s." She also pays Mrs Acland "for Quilting Mrs Camplin's Quilt and finding wool cotton and thread..... 1.9s.6d." Purchases are recorded in Blandford, Dorchester, Bath, Bridgwater and Taunton. She notes payments for the children's schooling, toys, "sugar plumbs", reading books, "to Mr Marsh for drawing my tooth", wages to servants, lavender water, toothpicks etc. She makes large donations at Church: "gave at the sacrament at Monkton 10s 6d.", and to charity "Paid Mrs Tucker for teaching the Charity Girls", borrows '10 guineas from the sacrament money'. The Drewes of Broadhembury are mentioned several times, e.g. "25th Jan. 1792. Rec'd of Mrs Drewe of Grange to pay Mrs Rose Drewe for a handkerchief l.8s.0d." At this time the Lords of the Manor of Combe Raleigh were Bernards: these accounts record two fines received, one from Farmer Brewer and one from Wm. Hook. Bound in full vellum, titled in ink on front board, 3 leaves cut out, one loose. January 1790 - March 1796. 135.00. * It is probable that this is the account book of Elizabeth Bernard, daughter of Mary and Thomas Carew, Lord of the Manor of Crowcombe, Somerset and builder of Crowcombe Court. See Collinson's History of Somerset Vol. III: "His (Thomas Carew's) first wife was Mary daughter of Francis Drew, of Grange esq. an excellent woman by whom he had three daughters, Mary, Elizabeth and Anne. Elizabeth is the wife of James Bernard of the Middle Temple."

Bernard

Acland

Marsh

Tucker

Drewe

Brewer

Hook

Carew

 

 

 

 

44

1829-1831

Lesley Aitchison Website

 

Lime trade, Tawstock area ACCOUNT BOOK recording sales of lime and ashes, May 1829 - Mar. 1831. Ledger, size 13" x 8", full vellum darkened, 260p, in a clear hand, plus many blanks. Each page headed with name of customer, and village or hamlet, occasionally farm (Eastacott, Lee Barton, Sanders etc.) entries comprising date, bushels of lime and ashes, with total sum, usually signed as paid by J. Cartwright or, occasionally, Geo. Lovering (presumably the lime dealers or manufacturers the ledger belonged to). At the beginning is an index of clients, 2 or 3 leaves have been torn out of the index. Some accounts have figures for 'Spring Lime' added in pencil. 1829-31. 120.00. * Customers (over 250 listed) include Sir Bouchier Palk Wrey; Wm. Francis (Road Surveyor), Chumleigh; Mr. Richd. Davy (Surgeon), Chumleigh; Wm. Hill (Boatman), Tawstock. Other places mentioned include Burrington, Tawton, Atherington, Yarnscombe, Brightley Mills, High Bickington.

Cartwright

Lovering

Wrey

Francis

Davy

Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

1738

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1738 ANTIQUE PAPER POWER OF ATTORNEY DOCUMENT. DRAWN UP AND HAND WRITTEN IN 1738 "I THOMAS FORD OF BINDFORD IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON DO CONSTITUTE AND APPOINT MY SON EDWARD FORD TO BER MY TRUE AND LAWFUL ATTORNEY". DOCUMENT TO EMPOWER HIS SON TO COLLECT RENTS ETC. AND ACT ON HIS BEHALF TO ENFORCE PAYMENTS. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SIZE 15 INCHES BY 12 INCHES ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED CROWN AND CREST WATERMARKED PAPER - WITH THREE EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMPS.

Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

1795

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THIS IS A LARGE PRINTED INDENTURE,25"x19"SIGNED AND SEALED BY LORD PETRE,BARON OF WRITTLE,TO JOHN LUCE,YEOMAN,FOR THE LEASE OF BARN AND LAND FROM MANOR OF SOUTH BRENT,DEVON.REALLY NICE CONDITION.USUAL FOLDS IN DOCUMENT

Petre

Luce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

1828

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 10 april 1828. It measures 25.5 inches long by 31 inches wide. It is a security for 500 on a dwelling and gardens in High Street, Barnstable in the County of Devon. It is between Benjamin Baller, Zachery Hammett Drake, John Gribble, and John Marshall to Joseph Wingnett Hunt. It retains the revenue stamp and the seal and signature of Benjamin Baller.

Baller

Drake

Gribble

Marshall

Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

1727

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1727 ANTIQUE VELLUM LEASE DEED INDENTURE DOCUMENT. BETWEEN ELIAS PROWSE OF ABBOTTS CAYWELL IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, GENTLEMAN AND JOHN HANAFORD OF TORMOHAM IN DEVON, MARRINER. WITH ONE RED WAX SEAL AND THREE EMBOSSED BLUE SIX PENCE REVENUE STAMPS . FOR LAND CALLED ROWDON IN ABBOTTS CAYWELL. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - THERE IS WEAR TO THE OUTSIDE FOLD - SIZE 20 INCHES BY 9 INCHES ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED VELLUM.

Prowse

Hanaford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

1832

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1832 ANTIQUE PAPER RELEASE INDENTURE. DOCUMENT DRAWN UP IN IN 1832 ON PAPER IT GIVES DETAIL OF RELEASE BETWEEN SAMUEL BATES FERRIS, TREASURE AND PAY MASTER OF THE ISLE OF FRANCE AND A LIEUTENANT COLONEL IN THE HANOVERIAN SERVICE AND ONLY SON OF SAMUEL FERRIS FORMERLY OF LITTLE MISSENDEN IN THE COUNTY OF BUCKINGHAM AND LATE OF EXMOUTH IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, B....? OF MEDICINE DECEASED AND PHILIP COMBAULD LATE OF THE OLD CITY CHAMBERS IN THE CITY OF LONDON BUT NOW OF WESTBURY NEAR BRISTOL IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, GENTLEMAN. Isle of France refers to Mauritius. THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS DETAILS OF SUMS OF MONEY TOTALING 10,500 AND INVESTMENTS IN BANK OF ENGLAND STOCK. WITH A ONE POUND FIFTEEN SHILLING EMBOSSED REVENUE STAMP. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SIZE 20 INCHES BY 16 INCHES ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED HAND MADE PAPER WITH J. MOREBY WATERMARK FOR 1832. REFERS TO AN EARLIER LEASE AND RELEASE DATED 30 AND 31 JULY 1787 BETWEEN SAMUEL FERRIS ON ONE PART, ANN REDDALL ON SECOND PART, THE REVEREND JOHN DRAKE, JOHN WANSEY, HONOURIUS COMBAULD .....?

Ferris

Combauld

Reddall

Wansey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

1790

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Large Vellum document. Tawstock, Devon, October 1790, with episcopal seal and signed by John Ross, Bishop of Exeter, authorising Sir Bourchier Wrey to exchange Tawstock Rectory, but preserving the rights of the present Rector, Charles Hill. Very good condition on good quality Vellum. Size approx: 28 inches x 26 inches. Note - the location is probably Tavistock.

Ross

Wrey

Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

1879

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1879 ~Stunning Bible ~ Clasp ~ Family History (Tanner & Slacke, Uffculme, Devon). BAGSTERS' TEACHERS' BIBLE. COMPRISING THE ENGLISH VERSION OF THE POLYGLOT SERIES, CRUDEN'S CONCORDANCE. AND FOUR THOUSAND QUESTIONS (WITH ANSWERS) ON THE HISTORICAL BOOKS OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. TO THESE ARE ADDED INDEXES, MAPS, TABLES OF WEIGHTS, ETC., WITH A MASS OF USEFUL INFORMATION TO AID THE TEACHER. LONDON: SAMUEL BAGSTER AND SONS, 15, PATERNOSTER ROW. 1879 This Beautiful and Unusual Teacher's Bible is Bound in Full Black Leather. The whole of the page edges are covered and protected by a Leather 'Flap' all the way around. The Book is in Very Good condition, the only fault I have found is a tear around a memorial card on the front end-paper. The Spine Carries Five Raised Bands and The Title in Gilt. The Edges of the pages are Gilt and in very good condition as they have been protected over the years by the Leather Covering and the Brass clasp. There are Full Page Colored Maps Throughout. This book is an absolutely fascinating read if only for the history of it's owner! The Book was given to 'Eleanor Tanner' when she was 16 in 1879. Presumably she was starting her career as a teacher. She makes notes throughout her life of all the Births, Deaths and illnesses within the family. There are Memorial cards noting the death of her Mother, Father (who was the Vicar) and of her Husband, 'George Arthur Slacke'. There is a Bookplate on the front endpaper noting that the bible was handed to her niece, 'Joan Barbara Tanner' on the date of her death. Eleanor died in 1915 aged 52, there is a memorial card inside to her. Most fascinating of all, I found on the inside of the back board of the Bible, a slim leather pouch and inside it's original pencil. The pencil is ivory tipped. There are envelope type pockets on the inside of both boards. This is a VERY UNUSUAL FIND, a book with this amount of Family History and in such Good Condition. I have set a Modest Reserve and a Very Low Starting Price. The Book Measures approx. 6.5" x 4.25" x 2".

Tanner

Slacke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

1699

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Rare William III 1699 Indenture on Parchment (Mentions Plymouth, Jane Rood, Martyn Blake, Charles Fortescue of St B?, William Harding of St Budiox). This is a very rare Indenture written on Parchment and dated 20th May 1699 It is beautifully written and fully signed and sealed. It measures 24 x 10 inches.

Rood

Blake

Fortescue

Harding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

1807

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1807 ORIGINAL DOC EXETER HORSE STEALING. WEDNESDAY 1807 ROBERT ROOKE HORSE DEALER. EITHER A HORSE THIEF OR TRYING TO AVOID TAX.VERY INTERESTING MANUSCRIPT DEALING WITH ENGLISH COUNTY FAIRS AND THERE LAWS, HAND WRITTEN AND TOTALLY ORIGINAL. TWO PAGES [ONE BLANK] EACH PAGE MEASURES APPROX 8 INCHES X 1 FOOT.NO FOXING THREE HORIZONTAL FOLDS ONE VERTICLE TO SPLIT UP THE PAGE. NICE STOUGHT RAG PAPER ATTRATIVE CLEAR HAND WRITING.

Rooke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

1693-1897

Bloomsbury 12-13 Jun 2003

609

Large collection of deeds and indentures of land and property, relating to the Prideaux, Oke and Drake families, Axeminster, Burlescombe, Kilmington, Dartmouth, Brixham, Cullompton, Manor of Trill etc., most manuscripts on vellum, folds, dusty, v.s., 16th June 1693 - 9th July 1897 (c. 160 pieces).

Prideaux

Oke

Drake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

1811

Bloomsbury 12-13 Jun 2003

627

Account book, manuscript, 20pp. excluding blanks, browned, original vellum, soiled, later ink title on lower cover: "1885 Foreign Letter Book", sm. 4to, 13th February 1771 - Tiverton, 11th November 1811. Mostly 18th century payments from James Sampson for ?servants wages in Gibraltar.

Sampson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

1804

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1812 ANTIQUE PAPER RELEASE DOCUMENT. A document on PAPER drawn up in 1812 ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED PAPER. WATERMARKED WHATMAN 1811. BETWEEN WILLIAM CODER HENLY OF NEWTON ABBOTT IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON AND RICHARD CODNER OF NEWTON ABBOTT RESIDUARY LEGATEES OF RICHARD CODNER TO MRS MARY CODNER. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION 26 INS X 19 INS FOLDED. From image: also refers to Horsleydown in Surrey.

Codner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57

1830

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1830 ANTIQUE LETTER ON VELLUM. TO THE PROPER OFFICER OF THE ENROLMENT OFFICE OF THE HIGH COURT OF CHANCERY: I DO HEREBY AUTHORIZE YOU TO ENTER SATISFACTION IN YOUR BOOKS TO AN ANNUITY OF FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY POUNDS GRANTED TO ME BY AN INDENTURE - BETWEEN ANTHONY WILLIAM JOHNSON OF WEBBERY IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON AND JOSHUA FIELD OF PARK CRESENT, PORTLAND PLACE IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX. DATED 1830 AND SIGNED BY JOSHUA FIELD. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SIZE 11 INCHES BY 6 INCHES ON ONE SHEETS OF FOLDED VELLUM.

Johnson

Field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58

1869

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NAMES: THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JAMES EDWARD LORD CRANSTOUN OF SANDRIDGE IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON; PHILIP WILKINSON OF CONNAUGHT TERRACE, LONDON; JONADAT HANKS OF CAMBRIDGE ROAD HAMMERSMITH. PLACES: ANTROBUS ROAD HAMMERSMITH. WRITTEN IN ENGLAND DURING THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA WITH PLAN, WAX SEAL AND ESCUTCHEONED REVENUE STAMPS. IT IS IN GOOD CONDITION ON ONE SHEET OF VELLUM WITH USUAL FOLDS, 24 INS X 28 INS.

Cranstoun

Wilkinson

Hanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

59

1869

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Indenture of Reconveyance 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 & Daniel Basset both of the parish of Abbotshamin the county of Devon yeoman of the other part ect ect. Concerns property called 'Worshen? Estate' in the parish of Bridgerule, Devon. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

1581

Dominic Winter 25 June 2005

519

Plympton. A large and attractive early vellum indenture in English made during the reign of Elizabeth I, dated 25 April 1581, in consideration of a marriage to be had between Richard Forde, eldest son of Charles Forde of Plymton [Plympton], Devon and Thomasine Ball, daughter of William Ball, retaining a perfect large wax pendant seal, showing the family monogram, suspended from seal tag

The document sets forth a vast dowry of over one hundred thousand pounds, together with a mansion house and large amounts of land in Devon

Forde

Ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

1558-1700s

Dominic Winter 25 June 2006

520

Plympton. Remarkable archive of early documents that trace back the ancient Ford family that lived in Plymton [Plymptonj, in Devon, the earliest document is that of a vellum will dated 10th September 1558, other early wills are included together with indentures, bonds, agreements, releases, from the 17th & 18th c., plus detailed inventories showing disbursements to be paid from his estate, money received, etc

An interesting research collection relating to a wealthy Devon family. The earliest will is a noteworthy rarity from the short four-year reign of Philip and Mary.

Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

1880s-1915

Dominic Winter 25 June 2007

521

Devon, Cornwall and the Far East. Three sketchbooks of George E. Burgoyne, c. 1880s/1915, including approx. sixty well-executed pencil drawings and three watercolours, the subjects largely views of Devon, Cornwall and the Far East, some identified and dated but none signed, images approx. 11 x 17 cm and similar sizes, plus a few portraits and unfinished studies and sketches, versos generally blank, a few leaves loose, orig. morocco/cloth, some wear, all oblong 8vo

George Burgoyne (c. 1860-1913) was born in London and made his fortune in China in the tea and export business. He kept a yacht in Teignmouth, Devon, where he met his wife, and where they moved to upon the birth of their daughter (the vendor's mother) in about 1900. It is believed he exhibited in galleries once or twice and produced some illustrations for Raphael Tuck's calendars and cards. Identified views in these sketchbooks include Seking, Conquest Island, Berry Head, Torquay, Chemulpo, Kaze, Colombo, Suez Canal, Aden, Shanghai, Golden Island, Falmouth, Bideford, etc.

Burgoyne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63

1874-1927

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1874 -1927 OLD DEED FOX'S ALMSHOUSES PLYMOUTH. APPOINTMENT BY MISS HARRIET RICHARDSON OF BEECHFIELD, CROWNHILL, NEAR PLYMOUTH OF MR. CHARLES REGINALD FOX OF THE PRUDENTIAL CHAMBERS, PLYMOUTH, MERCHANT; MR. WALTER RICHARDSON FOX OF NO. 6 PRESTON? GARDENS, DEVONPORT, MERCHANT; MRS. ELIZABETH CAROLINE FOX, WIFE OF THE SAID WALTER RICHARDSON FOX; MR. EDWARD BONVILE FOX OF THE PRUDENTIAL CHAMBERS, PLYMOUTH, MERCHANT; MRS. DORIS EILEEN FOX WIFE OF THE SAID EDWARD BONVILE FOX AND MR. WALTER AUBREY FOX OF NO. 6 PRESTON? GARDENS AFORESAID, MERCHANT TO BE NEW TRUSTEES OF THE THREE SEVERAL TRUST DEEDS DATED RESPECTIVELY 1874, 1879 AND 1883 RELATING TO THE CHARITY KNOWN AS 'FOX'S COTTAGES' OR FOX'S ALMSHOUSES'. PACKED WITH INFORMATION ON PEOPLE AND INVESTMENTS INVOLVED WITH CHARITY. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION SIZE 17 INCHES BY 13 INCHES ON SIX SIDES OF FOLDED PARCHMENT WITH IMPRESSED REVENUE STAMP.

Richardson

Fox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

1835

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1835 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT ST NICHOLAS DEVON. abstract of tile: OF AYSHFORD WISE ESQUIRE TO THE FEE SIMPLE AND INHERITANCE OF ALL THOSE FIELDS OR CLOSES OF LAND CALLED HAM AND CROSS - CERTAIN MESSUAGES AND TENEMENTS CALLED LANGS AND MARTYNS SITUATE IN ST. NICHOLAS AND SLOKENTINHEAD - DEVON. REFERENCES TO WILLIAM LORD STOURTON BARON OF STOURTON IN THE COUNTY OF WILTSHIRE AND CHARLES LORD CLIFFORD BARON CLIFFORD OF CHURLEIGH IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION WITH USUAL STORAGE FOLD - SIZE 16 INCHES BY 13 INCHES ON TEN SHEETS OF FOLDED PAPER WITH DEWDNEY HEALE MILL WATERMARK FOR 1834.

Wise

Stourton

Clifford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65

1791

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Offered is this three page vellum document dated 25 March 1791. It measures 24.5 inches long by 30.5 inches wide. It is between Mary Parminter and John Comer. It deals with the conveyance of tennements, a parcel of meadow ground, woods, moors, marshes and paths and 3 acres in The Manor of Lymcombe in the County of Devon. It has the revenue stamp and wax seal with the signature of Mary Parminter.

Parminter

Comer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

1812

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A document on PAPER drawn up in 1812 ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED PAPER. WATERMARKED WHATMAN 1811. BETWEEN WILLIAM CODER HENLY OF NEWTON ABBOTT IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON AND RICHARD CODNER OF NEWTON ABBOTT RESIDUARY LEGATEES OF RICHARD CODNER TO MRS MARY CODNER

GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION 26 INS X 19 INS FOLDED

Henly

Codner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67

1849

Dominic Winter 5 & 6 March 2003

886

Cholera epidemic, 1849. Trainee doctor's diary and journal, kept by Edward Ross Prance (born c. 1830) of Stonehouse, Devon, between 1848 and 1852, detailing daily commonplaces such as surgery times, the weather, etc., interjected with a lengthy essay on happiness, and continuing more interestingly with a move to London to observe at the London Hospital in Mile End, followed by diary details of post mortems and operations, with much mention of the cholera, an epidemic of which swept London in 1849, then return to Ivy Bridge in Devon, before returning to London for medical exams, plus touristic mentions of the opening of the Great Exhibition of 1851, visits to Greenwich and the Tower, etc., then obtaining his M.R.C.P.E. and the diary finishing on 2 May 1852 with his appointment as Assistant Surgeon on board H.M.S. Impregnable at Devonport, some medical student notes, partial index, in all approx. 160pp. in a legible hand, orig. limp morocco, worn with sellotape repairs and lower board det., 8vo The diary is interesting for showing the details of a young doctor working in London during the cholera outbreak which began in 1848 and which reached epidemic proportions the following year; between July and October of 1849 the disease claimed 14,000 victims in the metropolis alone. While the diary is sporadic with some long gaps, it gives an insightful picture into the routines of a young doctor in Victorian Devon and London.

Prance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

68

1541

Dominic Winter 5 & 6 March 2003

890

Manuscript vellum Quitclaim, dated 17th June 1541, between Rabichia Aptor of Chagford, in the County of Devon, and her Uncle Thomas Aptor of Venton, also of Devon, a Tinner, and in return for a certain sum of money paid by Thomas to Rabichia, she releases him from all claims or actions which she might have against him, witnessed by Ambrose Sweare, John Spenser, John Hogge and others, original seal tag and a superb complete wax pendant seal attached, approx. 8 x 24 cm, brief translation included

Aptor

Sweare

Spenser

Hogge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69

1609

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EARLY JAMES I INDENTURE FOR BROADHEMPSTON, DEVON - 1609 INDENTURE DATED 15TH JULY 1609 BETWEEN PETER BOGAN OF TOTNES IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, GENTLEMAN, AND WILLIAM MANN OF BROADHEMPSTON IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, YEOMAN, RECORDING AN AGREEMENT TO DIVIDE AN ESTATE CALLED DOWN IN BROADHEMPSTON. A very good early example of a land sale document written in the 7th year of the reign of King James I. The property was a parcel of land commonly called Down in the Parish of Broadhempston late of the inheritance of John Cooke, gentleman deceased. See 1890 OS map of Down estate in Broadhempston. Good condition vellum written in English. Signature of Peter Bogan, with vellum seal tag, but wax seal is missing. 44 by 60 cm.

Bogan

Mann

Cooke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70

1819

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1819 - ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT 184 years old ! Approx 59 x 40 cm A Lease for a year. In the 59th year of the reign of King George III. Between William Bowring, Gentleman from the city of Exeter and Ann Drewe, widow of an Exeter wine merchant and Abraham Tozer of Alphington, Devon. Lease is for part of the beach and adjoining land at Dawlish in Devon. Very good condition 2 Red wax seals, 1 Blue Revenue Stamp.

Bowring

Drewe

Tozer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

71

1807

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1807 - ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT 196 years old ! 2 pages both approx 50 x 74 cm A Conveyance in Fee of Two Houses at Dawlish, Devon. Between John Edye Manning, a gentleman from Exeter and Mr James Penny, a bookseller from Exeter and his trustee. Made in the 7th Year of the reign of King George III. Receipt on the back for 585. Fairly Good Condition - 2 small tear holes due to folding & some creasing on one side - but not too bad considering it's nearly 200 years old. 3 red wax seals - 2 look something like a phoenix 2 Blue Revenue Stamp.

Manning

Penny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72

1807

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1807 - ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT 196 years old ! 2 pages 1st approx 54 x 72 cm 2nd approx 48 x 72 cm A Conveyance of a dwellinghouse and garden on the beach at at Dawlish, Devon. Between John Edye Manning, a gentleman from Exeter and Mr William Drewe, a gentleman from Exeter and his trustee. Made in the 7th Year of the reign of King George III. Receipt on the back for 577. Good Condition 2 red wax seals - looks something like a phoenix 2 Blue Revenue Stamps

Manning

Drewe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73

1807

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1807 - ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT 196 years old ! Approx 55 x 32 cm A Lease for a year. Between John Edye Manning, a gentleman from Exeter and Mr William Drewe, a gentleman from Exeter and Mr Joseph Powell. Made in the 7th Year of the reign of King George III. Lease for 5 shillings for part of the beach and land at Dawlish, Devon. Good Condition 1 red wax seal - looks something like a phoenix 1 Blue Revenue Stamp

Manning

Drewe

Powell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74

1881

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1881 set of letters x4 from Fredrick Hancock south molton somerset (actually Devon). to Agnes also a letter to the palace

Hancock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

1798

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1798 - ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT NO RESERVE 205 years old ! Approx 35 x 25 cm At a Court Baron held in the manor of Dawlish, Devon on the 5th April 1798 before George Short, gentleman steward to John Inglett Fortescue Esquire, Lord of the said Manor. Document relates to land in Dawlish and Elizabeth Weekes and Mary Stook. Signed by J Inglett Fortescue. Good Condition. Some discolouration on rear.

1 Red Wax Seal 2 Blue Revenue Stamps

Short

Fortescue

Weekes

Stook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

1815

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1815 - ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT 188 years old ! 2 pages 1st Approx 73 x 49 cm 2nd Approx 75 x 57 cm Appointment in Fee of a parcel of the beach waste at Dawlish, Devon. Between Isaac Cox of Honiton, William Drewe, a wine merchant from Exeter and Joseph Powell, also of Exeter. Also mentions John Inglett Fortescue of Buckland and John Buckdale of Stoodleigh. Additional Memorandum on the rear dated 1847. Good Condition 2 Red Wax Seals 2 Blue Revenue Stamps Clearly defined Signatures

Cox

Drewe

Powell

Fortescue

Buckdale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77

1819

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1819 - ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT 184 years old ! 3 pages of text Each Page Approx 75 x 57 cm Conveyance in Fee of a dwellinghouse garden and parcel of the beach in Dawlish, Devon. Between Mrs Anne Drewe, widow of a wine merchant in Exeter to Abraham Tozer Esq.This Indenture Quadrupartite made the twenty third day of February in the fifty ninth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third. Good Condition 3 Red Wax Seals 3 Blue Revenue Stamps Clearly defined Signatures

Drewe

Tozer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

1873

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1873 ANTIQUE PAPER LEASE DOCUMENT LEASE OF A FARM COTTAGE, BUILDINGS AND LAND IN THE PARISH OF HARTLAND IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON. BETWEEN ROBERT PEDLAR FORMERLEY OF THE PARISH OF SHERFORD IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, GENTLEMAN AND THOMAS COLWILL OF HARTLAND IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, FARMER FARM DEED CALLED HIND HARTON BIDWELLS. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SIZE 15 INCHES BY 20 INCHES ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED WHATMAN WATERMARKED PAPER - FOR 1865

Pedlar

Colwill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

79

1862

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1862 ANTIQUE PAPER MANUSCRIPT WILL 'CHARLES CARTER' BIDEFORD DEVON. PAPER DOCUMENT DRAWN UP IN 1862 - GIVING MUCH DETAIL AS TO THE ESTATE OF CHARLES CARTER OF BIDEFORD DEVON A FORMER SECRETARY TO THE COMMITTE ACTING IN THE MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION FOR THE RELIEF OF WIDOW'S AND ORPHAN'S OF THE CLOVELLY SEAMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN CONSEQUENCE OF A STORM WHICH HAPPENED IN OCTOBER 1821. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SIZE 13 INCHES BY 16 INCHES ON THREE SHEETS OF FOLDED TOWGOOD WATERMARKED PAPER FOR 1856.

Carter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80

1826

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1826 ANTIQUE PAPER MEMORANDUM DOCUMENT BETWEEN FREDERICK PLACE OF COMBMARTIN IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, YEOMAN AND JOHN BOYLE OF COMBMARTIN YEOMAN. FOR THE PURCHASE OF LANDS AND COPPICE WOOD AND TENNEMENTS CALLED LANE TENEMENT OR HODGE'S TENEMENT - CONDITIONS OF SALE PRODUCED AT THE KINGS ARMS INN IN COMBMARTIN IN THE 1828 BY RICHARD DYER AUCTIONEER. WITH IMPRESSED REVENUE STAMP. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SIZE 8 INCHES BY 13 INCHES ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED WATERMARKED PAPER.

Place

Boyle

Dyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

1898

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1898 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENTS FOR CHESTWOOD FARM SITUATE IN BISHOPS TAWTON MANUSCRIPT COPY DOCUMENTS FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF FEE FARM RENT ISSUING OUT OF LANDS IN THE PARISH OF BISHOPS TAWTON, DEVON. BETWEEN THE TRUSTEES OF THE WILL OF FRANCIS 7th DUKE OF BEDFORD WITH CONSENT OF THE 11th DUKE OF BEDFORD TO HENRY OATWAY OF TAWSTOCK IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, YEOMAN. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SIZE 10 INCHES BY 13 INCHES ON SIX SHEET OF FOLDED ALEX PIRIE WATERMARKED PAPER.

Oatway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

82

1810

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1810 - ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT 193 years old ! 2 pages of text 1st & 2nd Page Approx 76 x 58 cm Conveyance between William Drewe, wine merchant from Exeter, Devon and William Bowring, gentleman of the same city. Conveyance in fee of a dwellinghouse in Dawlish in trust for sale for securing 600 and interest to Mr C Bowring. Good Condition - except for small tear hole caused by folding 2 Red Wax Seals 2 Blue Revenue Stamps Clearly defined Signatures

Drewe

Bowring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

1878

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1878 ANTIQUE FARM DOCUMENTS DEVON. LETTING DOCUMENT FOR LOWER WARD FARM IN THE PARISH OF YARUSCOMBE IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON BETWEEN THOMAS PETHEBRIDGE OF TAWSTOCK DEVON, YEOMAN AND WILLIAM CLEMENT AND ABRAHAM CLEMENT OF ROBOROUGH AND FRANCIS THORNE OF YARUSCOMBE. WITH A MANUSCRIPT NOTICE TO QUIT FROM THOMAS PETHEBRIDGE DATED 1880 - AND OTHER ACCOUNT DOCUMENTS FOR MRS E GOTFREY OF BENNETTS FARM OTHERY DATED 1921. LARGE VICTORIA SURFACE PRINTED 6d LILAC GUMMED REVENUE STAMP - MANUSCRIPT CANCELLED. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - SIZES MIXED - ON FIVE SHEETS OF FOLDED PAPER.

Pethebridge

Clement

Thorne

Gotfrey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

84

1863

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1863 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT BEING A COPY OF THE WILL OF WILLIAM PRUST. ANTIQUE MANUSCRIPT LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT DOCUMENT FOR WILLIAM PRUST OF HARTLAND IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, GENTLEMAN. DWELLING HOUSE IN HARTON TOWN - LIST OF ITEMS TO INCLUDE GOODS FURNITURE PLATE BOOKS - WEARING APPAREL AND GIFTS TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION SIZE 16 INCHES BY 13 INCHES ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED PAPER. Mentions his sons Edward and Richard Prust

Prust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85

1862

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Offered is this one page vellum document dated 11 February 1862. It measures 22 inches long by 29.25 inches wide. It is between 1. Frederick Mackenzie, Charles Mackenzie and 2. Arthur Cruivys Sharland and Charles Mackenzie. It deals with the conveyance of a freehold house and premises in Brampton Road, Tiverton in the County of Devon. It is very clean and has the revenue stamps and three wax seals with signatures of those listed.

Mackenzie

Sharland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

86

1899

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1899 OLD PAPER DEED WINE MERCHANT BRIGHTON. DEED OF PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HARRY WILLS OF ELDERSLEY, REDHILL, SURREY AND JAMES REED OF BURGESS HILL IN COUNTY OF SUSSEX AND WILLIAM JOHN RIDGE OF HIGH STREET BIDIFORD IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON. DEED OF PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING ON BUSINESS AS WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS AT BRIGHTON AND BIDIFORD. WITH IMPRESSED TEN SHILLING REVENUE STAMP. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, WITH SOME DUSTING - SIZE 13 INCHES BY 8 INCHES ON 4 SHEETS OF FOLDED PAPER WITH WATERMARK.

Wills

Reed

Ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

1807

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1807 VELLUM MILITARY APPOINTMENT FORTESCUE ++ Manuscript English military appointment dated 1807 during the reign of George III by Hugh Earl Fortescue Viscount Ebrington, Lord Lieutenant of His Majestys militia in Devon, appointing Edward Bray as Deputy Lieutenant in charge of raising a militia under an Act of Parliament. Nicely penned on vellum with blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp on verso and a red wax seal on bluish green tag impressioned with Coat of Arms.. Signed by Fortescue. Measures 20 x 7, Fine condition !. Nice piece !

Bray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88

1912

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1912 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT BEING A RELEASE TO THE TRUSTEE OF THE MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT. ANTIQUE MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT FROM THE MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT OF MR AND MRS FLORENCE STRACHAN MAC CARTHY OF WESTWOOD ABBEY ROAD, TORQUAY, DEVON ON THE DIVISION AND PAYMENT OVER TRUST FUNDS. A DETAILED DOCUMENT GIVING MUCH INFORMATION ON THE INVESTMENTS AND ESTATES OF THE Mac Carthy FAMILY SOME OF WHICH WERE LIVING IN HOBART TASMANIA.

MacCarthy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

89

1671, 1696

Dominic Winter 27 Aug 2003

388

Devon - Plymtree. Two attractive manuscript vellum indentures, both detailing marriage dowries, the first document dated 15 December 1696, of the intended marriage between George Ford and Ann Wright, gifting 00.00 together with estates in Fordmore, including fishing and hunting rights, etc., with six perfect wax seals suspended from indenture, the second dated 20 March 1671, and concerns the marriage between Roger Ford and Jane Chudleigh, again gifting money and land in Devon, with two perfect large pendant wax seals suspended from seal tags

Ford

Wright

Chudleigh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

1547

Dominic Winter 27 Aug 2003

389

Attractive manuscript vellum document written in an ornate chancery hand, c. 1547, with decorative embellishments to the calligraphy, being an Exchequer Quietas from Hundred of Haytor, Teynbridge & Exminster in Devon, from the Sheriffs Walter Ralegh and Edward Ford, collector of Taxes for the late King Henry VIII and now for King Edward, the document goes on to certify the full tax of 38.4s.2d, the collectors having paid 427.5s.2d after the deduction of 10.19s.0d. for the fees of the commissioners and sub collectors, with accompanying translation, approx. 23 x 30 cm

Exchequer Quietas documents, from such an early date are scarce.

Ralegh

Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

1581

Dominic Winter 27 Aug 2003

391

Attractive manuscript vellum document, written in an ornate Chancery hand, being a Final Concord, dated Michaelmas Term [2nd November to 25th November] 1581, between Justices James Dyer, Thomas Meade, Francis Wyndam, William Peryam and William Stephens, with John Towill alias Atwill & Mary his wife deforceants, for land in South Whilborough, Kyngesatiswell and Saint Mary Church in Devon, together with another Manuscript vellum Final Concord, again written in a most attractive Chancery hand, dated Easter Term [15th April to 18th May] 1582 for land in Plymtre, [Plymtree] in Devon, eaach approx. 10 x 41 cm, both documents have accompanying English translations

Dyer

Meade

Wyndam

Peryam

Stephens

Towill

Atwill

 

 

 

 

 

92

1662

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CHARLES II INDENTURE FOR BROADHEMPSTON, DEVON - 1662 INDENTURE DATED 12TH JANUARY 1662 BETWEEN WILLIAM MANN THE ELDER OF BROADHEMPSTON IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, YEOMAN, AND WILLIAM MANN THE YOUNGER, SON AND HEIR APPARENT OF THE SAID WILLIAM MANN, OF THE ONE PART AND EDWARD HARRIS THE ELDER AND EDWARD HARRIS THE YOUNGER OF DENBURY IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, OF THE OTHER PART. A document recording the settlement of an estate called Down in the Parish of Broadhempston on the marriage of William Mann the Younger to Johan Harris daughter of Edward Harris the Elder. The property at the time was in the possession of Richard Lake and Mary his wife. See 1890 OS map of Down estate in Broadhempston. Good condition vellum written in English. Signatures of the two William Manns, with vellum seal tags. One tag still has the wax seal attached although this is well worn. 64 by 30 cm.

Mann

Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

1718

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GEORGE I INDENTURE FOR LANDS IN DEVON - 1718 INDENTURE RECORDING THE ASSIGNEMENT OF A MORTGAGE DATED 15TH JULY 1718 BETWEEN WILLIAM GREEN OF TOPSHAM IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON SHIPWRIGHT OF THE FIRST PART, RICHARD REYNELL OF OGWALL ESQUIRE OF THE SECOND PART, AND JOHN JOIE OF THE CITY OF EXETER OF THE THIRD PART.

Sale of 13 parcels of land, cottages, barns, etc in a number of parishes in Devon in the East Ogwell, Denbury, Torquay areas. Many field names are mentioned as well as former tenants. Other names mentioned include Gyles Inglett, Mary Mitrholl, John Rodd, Agnes Lee, Amos Lang, Peter Adams, and William Green. The two page document refers to several other indentures of the early 18th century. Good condition vellum written in English on two pages. Signatures with vellum seal tags and red wax seals. 75 by 60 cm.

Green

Reynell

Joie

Inglett

Mitrholl

Rodd

Lee

Lang

Adams

 

 

 

94

1729

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GEORGE II INDENTURE FOR LANDS IN DEVON - 1729 INDENTURE RECORDING THE MORTGAGE AND ASSIGNEMENT OF LANDS IN GEORGEHAM DATED 3RD FEBRUARY 1729 BETWEEN MICHEAL ZEALE OF NORTH MOLTON IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON YEOMAN OF THE FIRST PART, EDWARD RICHARDS OF GEORGEHAM YEOMAN OF THE SECOND PART, HENRY HARDER OF BAMPTON, APOTHECARY OF THE THIRD PART, ROBERT TRISTRAM OF BARNSTAPLE MERCHANT OF THE FOURTH PART AND JOSEPH BALLER OF BARNSTAPLE GENTLEMAN OF THE FIFTH PART. Sale of a messuage or tenement with a field of three quarters of an acre situate in the village of Croyde, Georgeham, Devon. Other names mentioned include Anthony Howell and John Gould as tenants. Good condition vellum written in English. 5 Signatures with red wax seals. 75 by 60 cm.

Zeale

Richards

Harder

Tristram

Baller

Howell

Gould

 

 

 

 

 

95

1853

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1853 - 1894 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENTS DEVON INTEREST. SEVEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS FROM AROUND THE BARNSTAPLE AND COMBMARTIN AREA TO MESSERS HARDING AND SON SOLICITORS, BARNSTAPLE ON VARIOUS SHEETS OF BOND WATERMARKED PAPER. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION

Harding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

96

1892

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VELLUM INDENTURE FOR PROPERTY IN ST PANCRAS LONDON - 1892 LEASE OF 95 CROMER STREET ST PANCRAS, MIDDLESEX BETWEEN MARIA LUCAS OF BUREFIELD PRIORY, WESTBURY ON TRYM, GLOUCESTER, SPINSTER, AND THE RVEREND GEORGE FERRIS WHIDBORNE OF ST GEORGES VICARAGE BATTERSEA AND OF CHARANTE TORQUAY IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, CLERK IN HOLY ORDERS, OF THE ONE PART AND EDWARD CHARLES WOODHEAD OF NO 7 CRESCENT ROAD ALLEXANDER PARK, MIDDLESEX, BUILDER OF THE OTHER PART. MADE THE 15TH DAY OF JUNE 1892. All that house plot of land situate on the South side of Cromer Street adjoining West on Holy Cross Church in the Parish of St Pancras, Middlesex. Very good condition 1 page vellum written in English. Small wash coloured plan of property. Signature and red wax seal. Revenue and tax stamps. 60 by 69 cm.

Lucas

Whidborne

Woodhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97

1788

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GEORGE III INDENTURE FOR LANDS INCLUDING MARBLE QUARRY IN DEVON - 1788 INDENTURE RECORDING THE MORTGAGE OF LANDS IN BROADHEMPSTON DATED 13TH OCTOBER 1788 BETWEEN WILLIAM MANN LATE OF PURCOMBE IN THE PARISH OF BROADHEMPSTON BUT NOW OF WENBURY IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON YEOMAN OF ONE PART, AND RICHARD JACKSON OF HOOD IN THE PARISH OF DARTINGTON OF THE OTHER PART. Sale of a close of land called Pilparke otherwise known as Quarry Parke of 4 acres together with the marble quarry in the close with all rights to extraction. Good condition vellum written in English. Signature of William Mann with red wax seal. 87 by 60 cm.

Mann

Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98

1802

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GEORGE III INDENTURE FOR SALE OF LANDS IN DEVON - 1802 INDENTURE RECORDING THE SALE (LEASE & RELEASE) OF LANDS IN BROADHEMPSTON DATED 19TH AUGUST 1802 BETWEEN WILLIAM MANN OF BROADHEMPSTON IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON YEOMAN OF THE ONE PART, AND SAMUEL FURNEAUX THE YOUNGER OF BUTTON IN THE PARISH OF BUCKFASTLEIGH AND JOHN FORSTER OF BLACKLER IN THE PARISH OF STAVERTON OF THE OTHER PART. Sale of all messuages and tenements commonly known as Downe in the Parish of Broadhempston, Devon. See 1890 OS map of Down estate in Broadhempston. Good condition vellum written in English. Signature of William Mann with red wax seal. 60 by 42 cm.

Mann

Furneaux

Forster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99

1735

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GEORGE II INDENTURE FOR SALE OF LANDS IN DEVON - 1735 INDENTURE RECORDING THE SALE (LEASE & RELEASE) OF LANDS IN DEVON DATED 22ND DECEMBER 1735 BETWEEN SAMUEL AND WILLIAM SHORT OF EXETER IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON GENTLEMEN OF THE ONE PART, AND NICHOLAS PROUT OF DENBURY OF THE OTHER PART. Sale of: Bradley marsh - 40 acres - divided into two known as Broad marsh and Horse marsh in the Parsh of Highweek. Hill meadow, Ingsdons and six parcels of land called Bearlands in West Ogwell. 40 acres known as Will in Torbryan. 12 acres known as Beare in West Ogwell. Names of tenants and former owners. Good condition vellum written in English. Signatures of Sam and William Short with ornate red wax seals. 51 by 34 cm.

Short

Prout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

1716

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1716 during the reign of George I being the conveyance of property known as Harveys in Plymtree in the County of Devon between Edward Richards, a Yeoman, of the first part; and John Norman, a Miller, of the second part. Nicely penned with fine impressioned printed vignette. Two light blue revenues lacking insert. Vellum hanging seal tag with red wax seal. Nice dockets on verso and the grain of animal skin nicely apparent. Very Good condition with some discoloration, multi-folds, measures 26 x 14".

Richards

Norman