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Date

Source

Lot No.

Text

Surnames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

101

1881

ebay

 

1881 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT. ABSTRACT OF INDENTURE OF APPOINTMENT ON THE MARRIAGE OF ROBERT WILLIAM DAKER HARLEY ESQUIRE AND THE HONORABLE PATIENCE ANNIE RODNEY FOR PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HEREFORD. PARTIES ALSO LISTED:THE RIGHT HONORABLE GEORGE BRIDGES HARLEY DENNETT LORD RODNEY BARON RODNEY OF STOKE RODNEY IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET - EDWIN SCUDMORE STANHOPE OF HOLM LACY IN THE COUNTY OF HEREFORD - THE RIGHT HONORABLE JANE ELIZABETH HARLEY LADY LANGDALE - THE WILL OF EDWARD EARL OF OXFORD AND EARL MORTIMER. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, WITH SOME DUSTING - SIZE 13 INCHES BY 17 INCHES ON 6 SHEETS OF FOLDED PAPER WITH DRAKE, DRIVER AND LEVER WATERMARK.

Harley

Rodney

Dennett

Stanhope

Mortimer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

102

1853

ebay

 

1853 - ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT 150 years old ! 1 page Approx 72 x 54 cm A Covenant for the production of Deeds. George Reed Esq (from Burnham) for The Commissioners acting under the Weston super Mare Improvement and Market Act 1842 etc. Mentions also Catherine Knowles Bowen & Charlotte Emmeline Bowen. Lists a schedule of other agreements mentioning various names Very Good Condition 1 Red Wax Seal 1 Blue Revenue Stamp

Reed

Bowen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

103

1803

ebay

 

1803 ANTIQUE PAPER CONDITIONS OF SALE AND MEMORANDUM DOCUMENT KINGS HEAD INN BRIDGEWATER, SOMERSET - MANUSCRIPT CONDITIONS OF SALE OF LOTS OF ESTATES IN THE PARISHES OF OTHERY AND ALLER IN THE COUNTY OF SOMESET. LIST OF AUCTION RULES AND LIST OF OF I0 DIFFERENT LOSTS OF LAND PLUS MEMORANDUM OF SALE TO ONE AGNES TUCKER OF LOT 10 - AN ALLOTMENT OF PASTURE LAND IN KINGS SEDGEMOOR CONTAINING ABOUT FIVE ACRES. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION - WITH SLIGHT STAINING AND STORAGE WEAR - SIZE 16 INCHES BY 13 INCHES ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED WATERMARKED PAPER - FOR 1802. Also mentions people from Ringwood in the county of Southampton.

Tucker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

104

1851

ebay

 

1851 ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT OTHERY SOMERSET. ANTIQUE VELLUM INDENTURE FOR PASTURE LAND MEADOW IN KING SEDGEMOOR OTHERY. CONTRACT BETWEEN THOMAS GOTFREY OF OTHERY AND COTTRIP GOTFREY OF OTHERY (that has got to take a prize for one of the best old names we have seen). GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION SIZE 31 INCHES BY 24 INCHES ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED PARCHMENT WITH ESCUTCHEONED REVENUE STAMP AND RED WAX SEAL.

Gotfrey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

105

1857

ebay

 

1857 ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT ALLER SOMERSET. ANTIQUE VELLUM INDENTURE FOR LAND . BETWEEN WILLIAM BAKER OF GOWER STREET IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX GENTLEMAN - HENRY BAKER OF BRIDGWATER IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET GENTLEMAN - JOHN JAMES CALMAN OF THE SAME PLACE WINE MERCHANT - JOHN MASTERS OF NORTH PETHERTON IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET YEOMAN AND MARY RICE OF PETHERTON. REFERENCE TO INDENTURES OF RELEASE DATED 1813 BETWEEN ZACHARIAH LAWRENCE ANd LOVE WICH (yes that it is the name) HAS A GREAT DEAL OF INFORMATION CONTAINED TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE - ON REVERSE IS ANOTHER CONTRACT BETWEEN MARY RICE AND COTTRIP GOTFREY OF OTHERY (that has got to take a prize for one of the best old names we have seen) AND ROBERT BALE OF BRIDGWATER. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION SIZE 31 INCHES BY 24 INCHES ON ONE SHEET OF FOLDED PARCHMENT WITH TWO ESCUTCHEONED REVENUE STAMPS AND SIX RED WAX SEALS.

Baker

Calman

Masters

Rice

Lawrence

Wich

Gotfrey

Bale

 

 

 

 

106

1769

Dominic Winter 23 July 2003

520

Trowbridge - Estate plan. A Map of Trowleaze(?) belonging to Samuel Cam Esq. and Lying in the Parrish's of Bradford, Wingfield & Hungerford Farleigh in the County of Wilts & Somerset, surveyed by John Sartain, 1769, ms. estate plan of vellum, some contemp. hand colouring, frayed to margins with loss to part of the title cartouche, some other creasing and marks, laid down onto modern card, approx. 670mm x 490mm

Cam

Sartain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

107

1717

ebay

 

1717 ENGLISH VELLUM DEED W/ SEAL DORSET Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1717 during the reign of King George I being the conveyance of "fourskore and ten acres of land meadow and pasture...known by the names of Great.Breaches and Little Breaches...in the Mannor or Lordship of Thornton within the parish of Marnhull in the sayd County of Dorset" between Mary Goddard, a Spinster, of the one part; and Mary Weston, Widow and Grandmother of Mary Goddard and William Holyar of Somerset, an Esquire, both of the second part. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, three light blue revenues with insert, tax stamp, and red wax seal on cloth tag. very Good with mild creasing and light discoloration, docketed on verso. Measures 20 x 12".

Goddard

Weston

Holyar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

108

1666

ebay

 

1666 LGE VELLUM INDENTURE MARRIAGE W/ SEALS + Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1666 during the reign of Charles II being the conveyance of peoperty in Marnhill in the County of Dorset between several members of the Cox family mostly of Stower Provost in Dorset, and William Mayo, of the one part; and Robert Knight of Somerset, and John Cox of the other part. The indenture evidently relates to jointure property being conveyed on the marriage of John Cox to Emma Martin. Nicely penned although there is ink wear including to very nice calligraphic initial letter. Four seal tags with three beaeing red wax pendant seals wrapped in paper. ALSO a vellum Final Agreement in latin is attached relating to the indenture. Very Good condition, quite large measuring 27.5 x 23" and the Final Agreement in Fine condition, measuring 15.5 x 7".

Cox

Mayo

Knight

Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

109

1799

ebay

 

1799 ENGLISH VELLUM DEED WILTSHIRE W/ SEAL Large handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1799 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of a dwellinghouse in the Parish of Saint John the Baptist in Devizes in the County of Wiltshire between Charles Bayly of Somerset , Gentleman, of the one part; and James Morris, PIG KILLER, of the second part; and Nathaniel Barton, Gentleman, of the third part. Nicely penned throughout with two blue revenue stamps with inserts, tax stamps, and red wax seal on green cloth tag. Very Good condition, mild discoloration and wear, quite large measuring 30.5 x 24.5"

Bayly

Morris

Barton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

110

1774

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Aller ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between William Bridge of Somerton and George Lockyer of Stath in Aller, relating to land known as Goosemeade in the occupation of Charles Chinn. 2p sm. folio, unsigned, but with wax seal of man's head. 1774.

Bridge

Lockyer

Chinn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

111

1724

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Ashill COUNTERPART LEASE of cottage 'wherein William Karles now liveth built upon the Waste Ground of the said George Speke in the disafforested forest of Neroch in the Manor of Aishill', George Speke of Dillington to William Karles. Vellum, size 20" x 25", wax seal, some foxing of vellum. 1724.

Karles

Speke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

112

1859

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Ashill LEASE of Caige Bush Farm. William Porter of Sheffield to Thomas Coleman of Hermitage, White Lackington. On paper, 3p large folio, wax seal. 9th Sept. 1859

Porter

Coleman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

113

1889

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Ashill, Near Ilminster POSTER. Windmill Hill, Ashill, Near Ilminster.... Desirable Freehold Property For sale, Mr H.M. Hext Is instructed to Sell by Auction at the "Ashill Inn," Ashill, on Thursday, Novr. 7th, 1889.... Printed on one side only, size approx. 22" x 17". Chapple, Printer, Ilminster, Dated Ilminster, October 22nd, 1889.... With.... Printed Particulars and Conditions of sale. Folio, completed in manuscript, and signed by one of the purchasers.... With.... Solicitor's Bill. Single sheet, handwritten. 3 items all folded. 1889.

Hext

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

114

1826

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Ashton ASHTON PRIORY, NEAR BRISTOL Pencil drawing so titled, on 'Bristol' paper, size 10" x 13". A fine detailed drawing in soft pencil showing figures on a lane outside a large house with walled garden, tall tree in foreground framing view, larger building just seen through trees behind house. Signed 'MS' March 23, 1826. 50.00 Shows in detail the architecture of the house, with 'Gothic' windows, porch, decorative details on roof etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

115

1878

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Babcary and West Camel PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE.... Comprising a Comfortable Farm House, requisite Farm Buildings, Two Labourers' Cottages, and several Closes of excellent Pasture.... situate at Babcary, and an Orchard at Steart Hill in the Parish of West Camel, which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 8th day of June, 1879. Folio, large coloured folding plan, 6pp, folded, spine partly split and few short tears where folded. 1878.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

116

1856

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Bath Auction AUCTION POSTER. Desirable Residence, and Valuable Ground Rents in the City of Bath. To Be Sold by Auction by Mr Alexander, on Thursday, the 22nd May.... at the White Lion Hotel, Market Place, Bath.... Size approx. 30" x 20", folded, few short tears. J. Whereat, Machine Printer, Gazette Office, Weston-super-Mare. 1856. 18.00 The properties were on Walcot, Hanover Place, and Hanover Street.

Alexander

Whereat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

117

1883

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Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF 13, JOHNSTONE STREET BATH, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Hawkins & Son, At the Porter Butt Hotel, Bath, On Monday, April 2nd, 1883. Folio, 4pp, folded, few ink splashes and numbers. 1883

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

118

1876

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Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTY SITUATE IN BATH, Which will be Sold by Auction, by Mr Henry Eve, at his Sale Rooms, No 2, Broad Street, Bath, On Monday, April the 3rd, 1876. Folio, 4pp, folded, lower leaf partly dusty. 1876. 14.00 Concerns property in Kensington Place, New King St, and Norfolk Mews.

Eve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

119

1891

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Bath CATALOGUE of the Remaining Portion of the Household Furniture and Effects.... 5, Duke Street Bath.... Auction catalogue for sale of Nov. 11th & 12th, 1891. 20pp., sm. 4to. 1891. 8.00 Includes paintings by Barker, Morland, Breughel etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

1811, 1826

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Bath Theatre Royal PLAYBILL for Mr. Dowland's Benefit. This present Saturday, April 27th 1811 will be Presented The Favorite Play of Adrian & Orrila.... Mr Mallinson will sing the favorite Comic Song of 'Me and My Neddy', Riding on an Ass....' Size 13" x 7", slight traces of folds. On verso is a note to a 'Miss Jane' with two extracts 'copied from the Bath Paper', one Mr. Dowland's thanks to the public for his benefit, and the other his obituary. The note says 'Mrs Purvis stood Godmother to Dowland's last child, so I hope she will be good to it....' ....together with.... PROMPT BOOK for 'Presumptive Evidence', 12mo, wraps, with printed label with decorative border of 'Theatre-Royal Bath & Bristol, Lessee Mrs Macready.... Prompt Book' and name of play in MS. Lacks the portrait, generally worn, some ms notes 'Music' etc. 1811 and 1826.

Dowland

Mallinson

Purvis

Macready

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

121

1802

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Blackford (Near Axbridge) MANOR OF BLACKFORD LEASEHOLD SURVEY 1802. Lists 95 leaseholders, with details in 10 columns over a double-page spread: Dates of leases, No on plan (no plan present), Lessees and Property, Quality, (Arable etc) Quantity, Lords Rent, Yearly Value, Fine Paid on Last Renewal, Annual value pd J. Davis 1803, Remarks. Dates of leases range from 1795 - 1802. Manuscript on 34 double, numbered pages, in original marbled wraps, wraps slightly dusty, manuscript label on top wrap. 1802. 90.00 The Manor includes lands at Lympsham, Brent Knoll, Stoughton etc. The list of tenants includes the Tythingman and Reeve of Blackford and records that William Shartman held "the Royalty of Hunting, Hawking, Fishing and Fowling in Blackford."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

122

1862

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Bleadon MANOR OF OLDMIXON Observations on Title, with replies. 3p. folio, in MS. 1862. 6.00 Refers to Bisdee family.

Bisdee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

123

1809

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Bridgwater and Ashill PROBATE OF THE WILL of Mrs Mary Woodland, of Ashill. Copy on 17p folio. Outer sheet dusty. 1809. 18.00 Names numerous properties, closes of land, in Ashill, and the former Forest of Neroche.

Woodland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

124

1864

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Coombe Down WILL of Jemima Harris of Prospect House, Widow. Extracted from the Principal Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate. 20p, sm. folio. First page stained. 1864

Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

125

1842

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Cricket Malherbie APPOINTMENT of Henry Palmer to the Rectory of Crickett Malharbie. Vellum, 12" x 16", signed by Archbishop Law with large papered seal. 1842.

Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

126

1858

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Donyatt COPY WILL of Charles Vile of Donyhatt. 1p, sm. folio. 1858. 10.00 Mentions his 'cider mill and press casks and apples'.

Vile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

127

1749-1751

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Druggist's BILL of Sir Charles K. Tynte, to H. Lasher, for a large quantity of oils, ointments etc, 20th July 1749 - 28th February 1751. 10p in the same hand, size 16" x 7", sewn at edge. 1749-1751. 35.00 Includes saffron, sweet almond, flower of brimstone, gum arabic, stomachick pills, anchovies, horse balls, various journeys 'being sent for'.

Tynte

Lasher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

128

1801

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East & West Dowlish ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT whereby Rev. Septimus Collinson lets to Charles Hull the Great and Small Tithes on certain lands in Dowlish. 3p folio, folds. 1801

Collinson

Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

129

1631

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Goathurst LEASE of tenement and land in Goathurst, George Poulett to Edward Lockyer of Broomfield. Vellum, 14" x 27", lacks the small wax seal from tag. 1631. 32.00

Poulett

Lockyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

130

1890

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Hinton Charterhouse AUCTION POSTER. Mr H.A. Fry, Jun. Is favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction at the Crown Inn, Hinton, Charterhouse, On Wednesday, 21st of May, 1890.... Freehold Cottages and Lands.... Size approx. 36" x 22", folded. Bath: 1890.

Fry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

131

1828

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Ilminster DEED to secure the payment of an annuity, Thomas Walter Bush, Wine Merchant of Ilminster, to Revd. Samuel Alford of Heale, Curry Rivell, and John Collins, Clothier, of Horton. Refers to a house in Ilminster on the North side of the Shambles, with cellar and gardens. Paper, size 20" x 32", wax seal. 1828.

Bush

Alford

Collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

132

1871

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Ilminster PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, of the Dwelling-Houses, Lands & Cottages, Situate in the Parish of Ilminster.... Which will be Offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. Morris, at the "George Inn," in Ilminster, On Friday, the 30th day of June, 1871. Folio, folded, 3pp. 1871.

Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

133

1919

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Kewstoke Auction PARTICULARS PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, of a Very Desirable Freehold Holding and Grazing Lands containing together about 45 Acres, situate at Norton, Kewstoke, which Messrs George Nichols, Young, Hunt and Co. will Sell by Auction.... 19th May, 1919. 4to, original wraps, 8pp, and a large coloured folding plan. Minor tear in front wrap. 1919.

Nichols

Young

Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

134

1800

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Kingsdon THE PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE For a Capital Freehold Estate, through which, for Two Miles, passes the Turnpike Road leading from Somerton to Ilchester.... consisting of Nearly the Whole Village and Parish of Kingsdon, together with The Manor belonging thereto. This Estate contains about Fifteen Hundred Acres of Very Valuable Land.... all of which will be Sold by Auction by Mr Raine.... the 9th Day of December, 1800.... Folio, 18 pages, uncut, folded. Lists 129 Lots, in Schedules giving lands, quantity, quality, names of lives, with their ages. 1800. 75.00 Nos. in schedules refer to a estate plan which may be shown by Mr Raynolds, at Kingsdon.

Raine

Raynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

135

1910, 1933

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Kingweston Estate ARCHITECT'S DRAWINGS One for 'Proposed Re-building of Cottages at Charlton Mackrell on the Kingweston Estate, for W. Dickinson Esq.', showing ground floor and bedroom plan, scale 4ft. to 1in., on waxed cotton, size 16" x26", some foxing. Signed Arthur Pictor, Bruton, c1910.... together with.... Kingweston Rectory, Taunton, Proposed alterations and additions, scale 8ft. to 1". Size 18" x 20", shows elevations and plan of 2 floors. Both drawings with wash colour. c1910 & 1933.

Dickinson

Pictor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

136

1889

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Lamyatt & Ditcheat PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF AN ESTATE KNOWN AS "SNAGG FARM," in the parishes of Lamyatt and Ditcheat, for sale by auction at the "George" Hotel, Castle Cary, on Thursday, 19th September, 1889. Folio, folded, 6pp., large coloured folding plan. Small rodent nibble at spine where folded. 1889.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

137

1890

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Larkhall, Bath AUCTION POSTER. Sale of Long Leahold Property at Larkhall, Bath. Powell & Powell have received instructions to Sell by Auction at the City Auction Mart, Bath on Tuesday 15th April, 1890.... the Semi-detached desirable residence known as Brookleaze Lodge, No 23 Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath.... Size approx. 28" x 17", folded, short tear to one fold. Bath: 1890.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

138

1874

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Lyncombe Hill, Bath AUCTION POSTER. Desirable Freehold Investment. Messrs Powell & Powell will sell by Auction on the premises on Wednesday, 8th Day of July, 1874.... all that substantially-built and commodious residence. No 5, Augustus Place, otherwise Augusta House, Lyncombe Hill.... Size approx. 40" x 25", folded, some wear to folds, couple of splits affecting a few letters. J. Keene, Printer, Bath. 1874.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

139

1908

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Mark Moor POSTER Mr Francis Duckett will offer for Sale by Auction, At the Pack Horse Hotel, Mark, On Friday, the 4th Sept., 1908.... Freehold Pasture Land.... Size approx. 22" x 17", folded. Slight off-setting. Oliver & Son Machine Printers, Axbridge. 1908.

Duckett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

140

1706

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Monkton Combe DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a tenement or farm called Combe farm, with 'Barnes outhousing Gardens and Orchard thereto adjoiyning and the Pigeon house on the same Orchard erected', closes of ground called Broadmeade, land in the West field of Monkton Combe, etc., John Robinson of Denston Hall, Suffolk, to Joseph Houlton of Trowbridge, Clothier. Vellum, 14" x 19", engraved decorative calligraphic heading, small wax seal. 1706.

Robinson

Houlton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

141

1913

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Otterford PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Valuable Farms called Lower Fyfett.... and Higher and Lower Rull.... Which will be offered by Auction by Messrs. T.D. Hussey & Son.... the 12th November 1913. 8pp, 4to, large folding plan, coloured in outline. 1913

Hussey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

142

1728

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Portbury ASSIGNMENT of a messuage and twelve acres of land in Portbury in the tithing of Shippey, Joseph Purnell of Portbury and Mary his wife to Thomas Lord Lovell, of Norfolk. Vellum, 15" x 22", two small wax seals. 1728.

Purnell

Lovell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

143

1842

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Roberts (George) LETTER to George Roberts from an acquaintance signing himself 'W. Sharling'(?), dated Roseville, Feby. 12th, 1842, 4p, 4to. Thanks Roberts for the gift of 'the gigantic potatoes', says he is delighted to be able to help with his proposed work on Monmouth. Offers to send him a much better plan, on a larger scale, and some skethes, and gives him detailed information on one of the weapons used by the rebels 'the Rhine scythe.... I suppose when at Weston we could have seen one of them in almost every cottage and Farm house and also another weapon called the staff-hook which is an old reap-hook fixed on a long pole for the purpose of cutting the bottom weeds from the ditches.... of course they were taken as the first formidable weapons at hand....' He claims his own information is more reliable than Lock's (author of 'The Western Rebellion') '.... in one instance my information was from a Tailor who died last year at the age of 96 whose Master (Tailor Arthur) was a Boy keeping sheep on the moor at the time the Battle was fought - Wade knew not the situation of the Rhines &c which were by no means deep at that time of the year....' Offers to procure a drawing of 'the sword of Mary Bridge'. 1842. 65.00 Roberts book on the Rebellion 'The Life Progresses, and Rebellion of James, Duke of Monmouth' was published in 1844. Roberts also wrote books on Lyme Regis, the Axe, etc.

Roberts

Sharling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

144

1848

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Taunton Eye Infirmary THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT March 1st 1847 - March 1st 1848. 2p., blank adjoining leaf with address panel (addressed to Robert Mattock at Pitminster). First page comprises engraving of hospital, with List of Subscribers, overleaf is list of donations, total of patients admitted, details of proposed New Eye Infirmary etc. Marriott, Pr., Taunton, 1848.

Mattock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

145

1920

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Taunton Property FOR SALE, BY PRIVATE TREATY In Two Lots, The Unique Residential Property known as "Wheatleigh" with tastefully laid out grounds, lawns and gardens, stables.... A pair of Attractive Gothic Cottages with Grass Land, Occupied as a Cottage Residence, at Haines Hill, containing together 15 Acres. Messrs C.R. Morris Sons & Peard, Estate Agents, North Curry, Taunton. 4to, original wraps, 7pp and 4 pages of plates, large coloured folding plan in pocket at rear. c1920.

Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

146

1883-1888

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Taunton SOLICITOR'S ACCOUNT BOOK Possibly of Messrs. Roberts and Wellman, Hammet Street, October 1883 - December 1888. Narrow folio, 365p., half calf, lacks spine. Entries record commission on auction sales 'Commission on auction sale of 38 Fore St. Taunton sold to Mr Barrett for 1,870', valuations, e.g. Brewery plant at Barnstaple, fees for apprenticeship indentures etc. 1883-88.

Roberts

Wellman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

147

1875

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Temple Combe & Henstridge PARTICULARS AND PLAN OF A COMPACT FREEHOLD PROPERTY KNOWN AS "MOOR MILL ESTATE" consisting of Homestead and several parcels of Meadow and Orchard Land. To be sold by Auction at Worthy's Royal Hotel Temple Combe, On Thursday, the 15th of July, 1875. Folio, folded, 4pp, large coloured folding plan. 1875.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

148

1866

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Watchmaker, Ilminster APPRENTICSHIP INDENTURE between Thomas Parsons, Currier, to John Hansford, Clock and Watchmaker and Jeweller. 2p, in MS. 1866.

Parsons

Hansford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

149

1839

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Wellow Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE; Consisting of a Farm House, and about One Hundred Acres of Land in the parish of Wellow.... Which will be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Stafford & Son. At the Lamb Inn, Stall Street, Bath, On Saturday, the 1st Day of June 1839. Folio, 4pp, folded. George Wood, Printer, Bath and Cheltenham Gazette Office, Bath

Stafford

Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

150

1862

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Wembdon, Chilton Trinity, and Durleigh. PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VERY VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES Also a Rent Charge of 200 per annum, arising from lands, Payable to the Impropriator of the Tithes of Corn and Grain, within the Parish of Wembdon.... Which will be Offered for Sale by Auction at the Clarence Hotel, Bridgwater.... 1862. Folio, folded. 8pp. With Schedules of Sandford Farm, lands in the Marsh etc. 1862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

151

1846

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West Pennard AUCTION POSTER Valuable Pasture Lands to be Sold by Auction by Mr Tucker, at West Pennard Inn, On Monday, the 23rd of February. Size approx. 24" x 16", few folds. slight off-setting, a couple of short tears. Dated February 5th, 1846. 15.00 Lists 9 lots with the measure and names of the neighbours.

Tucker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

152

1862

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Worle and Kewstoke PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD MESSUAGES, OUTBUILDINGS, Closes of pasture, Arable and Orchard Lands, situate in the parishes of Worle and Kewstoke.... Containing in the whole about Fifty Acres, which will be Sold by Auction by Mr Samuel Norton, In Thirteen Lots at Rogers Hotel, Weston-super-mare, on Tuesday, September 16, 1862. Folio, 7pp, folded, short splts where folded. 1862

Norton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

153

1879

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1879 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT BATH SOMERSET. A MANUSCRIPT document which measures 13 inches by 16 inches being AN ABSTRACT OF THE AFFIDAVIT OF MRS ANNA MARIA NEALE OF BUTT ASH COTTAGE, LYNCOMBE IN THE CITY OF BATH IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET ON THREE SHEETS OF DRAKE AND DRIVER BOND WATERMARKED PAPER. IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE CHANCERY DIVISION BAILEY v. NEALE 1875 B No 12 GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION

Neale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

154

1775

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1775 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of a parcel of land and a portion of a house located in Ashcombe in Batcombe in the County of Somerset between The Most Noble Kames Duke of Chandos, of the one part; and George Oatly, a Yeoman, of the second part. The indenture is signed by the Duke of Chandos. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp, and red wax seal on green cloth tag. Docket on verso witnessing Chandos' signature. FINE condition, measures 24.5 x 17".

Chandos

Oatly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

155

1767

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handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1767 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of property in Batcombe in the County of Somerset between The Most Honorable james Marquis of Carnarvan, son and heir apparent to Henry Duke of Chandos, of the one part; and John Neal, Gentleman, of the second part. Nicley penned with fancy printed vignette, blonded revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp, and red wax seal with Coat of Arms on cloth tag. Deed signed by John Neal. Very Good with discoloration and mild creasing. Measures 24.5 x 17".

Carnarvan

Chandos

Neal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

156

1881

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1881 set of letters x4 from fredrick hancock south molton somerset. to agnes also a letter to the palace

Hancock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

157

1768

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1768 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of a dwelling and land in ashcombe in Batcombe in the County of Somerset between The Right Honorable James Marquis of carnarvan, heir to the Duke of Chandos, of the one part; and John Neal, a gentleman, of the same place. Interesting content with the section of conveyance granting to the marquis the right of "Hawking, Fishing, and Fowling" on the property. Fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamp, tax stamp, and red wax seal on cloth tag. Very Good, measures 23.5 x 17".

Carnarvan

Chandos

Neal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

158

1879

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1879 - ANTIQUE VELLUM DOCUMENT CONVEYANCE DEED 2 Pages - largest approx 70 x 57cm A Conveyance of numbers 33 & 34 Alma Street, Weston super Mare, Somerset. From Mr John Podger to Mr Edmund Charles Parsons. Dated 10th January 1879. Also mentions William Burdwood.

Podger

Parsons

Burdwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

159

1852

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Release and Covenant dated 1st September 1852 between the Misses C, K and CE Bowen and The Commissioners acting under the Weston Super Mare Improvement and Market Acts 1842 and 1851

Bowen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

160

1893

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1893 - TENANCY AGREEMENT Approx 27 x 41cm AGREEMENT TO RENT A semi detached villa RESIDENCE called "Eversley" in Weston super Mare for 65 per year between Walter Venner of Weston Super Mare and Rhoda Poole of Lea Street, Dorchester, Dorset, Widow.

Venner

Poole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

161

1866

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1866 - AUCTION POSTER Approx 32 x 49cm Auction details for property. Wedmore, Somerset, Mr George Duckett will offer for sale by Public Auction at The Swan Hotel Wedmore on Friday 14th December 1866 at 5.00 in the afternoon, the two undermentioned desirable properties in the parish of Wedmore: Lot 1. Close of rich meadow or pastureland called 'Coombe' containing 3A 2R 25P, adjoining lands of Mr A Phippen Esq, Mr J Tonkin and others, now in the occupation of Mr Charles Frost; Lot 2. Convenient messuage or dwellinghouse with the garden, orchard and premises thereto belonging, situate at Heath House, called or known by the name of 'Nutty's', containing half an acre, adjoining premises of Messers George Chandler and George Andrews, now in the occupation of Mr John Latcham. For further information apply to the Auctioneer at Blackford near Weston Super Mare or to Me E W Edwards, Solicitor, Wedmore.

Duckett

Phippen

Tonkin

Frost

Chandler

Andrews

Latcham

Edwards

 

 

 

 

162

1881

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1881 - AUCTION POSTER Approx 44 x 56cm Auction details for property Godney, Somerset, to be sold by auction by Mr C Brown at the Rising Sun Inn, Godney on Wednesday Dec. 21, 1881 at six o'clock in the evening, desirable freehold farmhose buildings and land: Lot 1. All that messuage or dwellinghouse with the Garden Barton Stables Pigstye Cart House and other Outbuildings being part of no. 1621 on the Tithe Map of the parish of Meare, now in the occupation of Joseph Poulkney, Butcher. The dwellinghouse contains Parlour and Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, large Cellar with Cheese Room over, Boiler House &c. Lot 2. All that Orchard containing 1A 2R 33P being part of no. 1391 on the said Tithe Map of Meare "Part of Russes Seven Acres" and now in the occupation of Mrs Elizabeth Churches. To view apply to the Tenants or to the Auctioneer, 18 Chamberlain-street, Wells, or to Mr R L Foster, Solicitor, 1 Cathedral Green, Wells.

Brown

Poulkney

Churches

Foster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

163

1872

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1872 - AUCTION POSTER Approx 32 x 49cm Auction details for property & insurance policy Worle, Somerset, Mr John Coles will offer for sale at the New Inn, Worle aforesaid on Friday June 14th 1872 at five for six o'clock in the evening, by order of a Trustee under Liquidation, Property. Lot 1. All that freehold Messuage or Dwellinghouse Shop, Oven, Bakehouses and Premises situated in Upper Street of the parish of Worle aforesaid, now and for many years past in the possession of Mr William Rogers, miller and baker. Lot 2. A ploicy of insurance effected with or in the Standard Life Insurance Office, for assuring the sum of 100, to be paid on the decease of the said William Rogers or his Wife, subject to the annual premium of 4 17s 9d. To view Lot 1 apply to the said William Rogers and further particulars may be obtained of William Woolfryes Esq., Solicitor, Banwell, or at the offices of Ralph Chapman, Solicitor, Weston Super Mare.

Coles

Rogers

Woolfryes

Chapman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

164

1919

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1919 - AUCTION POSTER Approx 50 x 75cm Auction details for farm land East Brent sale of rich accommodation Dairy or Grazing and Meadow Lands. J H Palmer & Sons have been favoured with instructions from Mr John S Higgs to sell by auction at the Brent Knoll Inn, East Brent, on Monday, 22nd September 1919 at 6.30 p.m. punctually the undermentioned valuable freehold lands: Lot 1. rich grazing or dairy land, 3a 0r 30p, situate close to the Main Road leading from East Brent to Weston Super Mare and approached ...... Bounded on the East and North by Lands of Miss Tilley, West, Lot 2 and South, Delhorn Lane. Lot 2. A similar piece of valuable grazing or dairy land, 7a 0r, 36p, situate adjoining and on the West of Lot 1and bounded on the North and West by Land of Mr Geo Collings. Lot 3. A very productive piece of well sheltered accommodation Meadow Land, 2a 1r 38p, situate on the South side of Delhorn Lane, opposite Lot 1 and bounded on West by Land of Mr Geo Collings and South Mr J Cox. All the Lots are exceptionally well sheltered and have a good supply of water. The Tenant is under notice and early possession will be given. To view apply to the Tenant, Mr John Banwell, Rooksbridge, and for further particulars apply to the Auctioneers, Burnham on Sea or Weston Super Mare, or to Jno. A March & Sons, Solicitors, Axbridge.

Palmer

Higgs

Tilley

Collings

Cox

Banwell

March

 

 

 

 

 

165

1869

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Copyhold Commission dated 18th August 1869 on sale of lands at East Brent by The President and Scholars of Corpus Christi College in the University of Oxford to John Higgs of East Brent in Somerset, Yeoman. Description of lands: 'situate and being in the parish of East Brent in the County of Somerset called or known by the names or descriptions following (that is to say) Dolhorne being Meadow containing Two acres One rood and Thirty one perches in the occupation of Jeffery Cox and numbered 89 on the Tithe Map for the said parish and Dolhorne also being Meadow containing One acre Three roods and Twenty eight perches in the occupation of Frederick Peddle and numbered 78 on the said Tithe Map in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred and Twenty Seven Pounds'.

Higgs

Cox

Peddle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

166

1869

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1869 - DOCUMENT A STATUTORY DECLARATION BY THE Reverend Henry Calverley Calverley, BURSAR OF CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, OXFORD concerning the manor of Northgrove in the County of Somerset, aportion of the ancient estates of the said college and has been in the possession of the said College for upwards of one hundred years and that the several pieces or parcels of land situate at or within the parishes of South Brent, East Brent, Lympsham, Burnham and Weare in the County of Somerset, which were advertised for sale by auction by Mr George Body at the Railway Hotel Highbridge on the 28th day of May 1869 (except a part of Lot 46, marked on the Tithe Map 802) are a portion of and situate within the said manor of Northgrove.

Calverley

Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

167

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

168

1880, 1899, 1908

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Large vellum indenture with the several revenue stamps relating to two assurance policies taken out prior to the marriage at St Lukes Church Redcliffe Sq South Kensington of Daniel Carmichael Esq of Portree Isle Of Skye and Hannah Sarah Hawes Priory Grove South Kensington London, it also appoints two trustees John Stone Solicitor of Bath and Charles Frederick Tombs Gent of South Kensington, dated 28th December 1880. An additional indenture is recorded on the back appointing a new trustee Henry Charles Stone of Bath, dated 26th June 1899 and a memorandum is attached showing a claim was made against the policies in June 1908. Vellum, 28" x 24", signatures and seals, good condition.

Carmichael

Hawes

Stone

Tombs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

169

1868

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1868 ANTIQUE PAPER DOCUMENT SOMERSET. LEGAL DOCUMENT; ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF MR WILLIAM GEORGE TO THE FEE SIMPLE AND INHERITANCE OF FOUR PARCELS OF PASTURE LAND CALLED "OAKS" OR "LOVELLS NEW CLOSE" AND "LOVELLS REYNOLDS" IN THE PARISH OF BATCOMBE IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET.. CONTRACTED TO BE SOLD TO STEPHEN NEALE. INTERESTING ITEM FOR COLLECTORS OF SOCIAL HISTORY, LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY FOR THE GEORGE FAMILY GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION ON TWELVE FOLDED SHEETS OF PAPER SIZE 13 INCHES BY 17 INCHES WATERMARKED WATERLOW AND SON

George

Neale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

170

1880

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1880 ANTIQUE DEED SPORTING RIGHTS SOMERSET. LEGAL DOCUMENT; LEASE OF SPORTING RIGHTS OVER FARMS AND LANDS IN THE PARISH OF BATCOMBE IN SOMERSET.. BETWEEN ALFRED CHARLES MURTON NEALE OF LYNWOOD, LYNDHURST IN THE COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON TO THE REVEREND WALTER COLLINS BAKER OF BATCOMBE IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. REVEREND WALTER COLLINS BAKER OF BATCOMBE AS LORD OF THE MANOR OF BATCOMBE WISHED TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHTS TO FREE WARREN OVER ALL OR SOME OF THE LANDS OWNED BY OTHERS. THIS IS A LATE EXAMPLE OF THE THE CUSTOMS AND RIGHTS THAT WERE AFFORDED THE LORD OF THE MANOR WHICH WERE SOON TO LAPSE INTERESTING ITEM FOR COLLECTORS OF SOCIAL HISTORY, LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY FOR THE BAKER FAMILY GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION ON FOUR FOLDED SHEETS OF PAPER SIZE 10 INCHES BY 15 INCHES WITH IMPRESSED REVENUE STAMP

Neale

Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

171

1693

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1693 during the reign of William III being a Marriage settlement made during the recent marriage of John Goddard of Gillingham in Dorset, and his wife Martha (formerly Martha Cox) both of the first part; and John Martin of Somerset, Gentleman, and Nicholas Goldsborough of Wilts, Gentleman, both of the second part. The conveyance pertians to "fourscore and ten" acres in the Manor of Lordship of Thonton in Marnhill in the County of Dorset. Nicely penned with fancy penned title words, and two red wax seal on vellum tags each with nice impression. Docket on verso, Very Good condition, measures 19 x 18".

Goddard

Cox

Martin

Goldsborough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

172

1772

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1772 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of a parcel of land called the Willow Bed, lying near a blacksmith shop called Horseshoes in Bowlish in the parish of Shepton Mallett in the county of Somerset between John Colstone, a Baker, and Ruth Colstone, a Spinster, both of the first part; and William Plush, an Innholder, of the second part. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp, and two red wax seals on pinkish cloth tags each impressioned with the bust of a helmeted man. Very Good,light discoloration and short cut at gutter, measures 25 x 17.5". Nice docketing on verso.

Colstone

Plush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

173

1771

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1771 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of land in Batcombe in the County of Somerset between The Most Honourable James Marquis of Carnarvan, heir to the Duke of Chandos, of the one part; and Henry Shore, a Baker, of the second part. Fancy printed vignette with blonded revenue stamp, tax stamp on verso, and red wax seal on vellum tag. Docketing on verso including notation of purchase of a Mill, dated 1808. Very Good with scattered discoloration and mild creasing. Measures 22.5 x 14.25".

Carnarvan

Chandos

Shore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

174

1763

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1763 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of a farm in Beaminster in the County of Dorset named Meerhay. The indenture is between Carew Hervy Mildmay of Queen Camel in the County of Somerset, an Esquire, of the one part; and Robert Smith, Yeoman, of the second part. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp, and red wax seal with Arms impression, nice docket on verso. Fine condition,, light crease, measures 32.5 x 26".

Mildmay

Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

175

1780

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1780 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of property in Batcombe in the County of Somerset between The Most Honourable James Duke of Chandos, of the one part; and John Neal, a Gentleman, of the second part. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamp, tax stamp, and red wax seal on green cloth tag. Signed by John Neal. Fine condition, measures 26 x 22.5"

Chandos

Neal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

176

1756

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1756 during the reign of george II being the conveyance of a dwelling in Crocombe in the County of Somerset between Charles Harvey, of St Cuthbert Wells, a Woolcomber, of the first part; and William Finch, a Gentleman, of the second part. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, three blue revenue stamps with insert, tax stamp, and red wax seal on cloth tag. Fine condition, light toning, measures 20 x 13.25". Handsome piece ! Witnesses: Sim: Wethered, Geo: Lax

Harvey

Finch

Wethered

Lax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

177

1765

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1765 during the reign of George II being the conveyance of a moiety of a manor hous in Ashcombe in the Manor of Batcombe in the County of Somerset. The indenture is between the Honourable James Marquis Carnarvan, the future Duke of Chandos, and George Oatly, a Yeoman, of the second part. The deed is signed by the Marquis next to armorial red wax seal. Fancy printed vignette with blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp, and docket on verso. Fine condition, measures 24 x 17.25".

Carnarvan

Chandos

Oatly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

178

1765

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1765 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of dwellings in Shepton Malet in the County of Somerset between Samuel Windsor, a Thatcher, of the one part; and Richard Phillis, a Broadweaver, of the second part. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp, and red wax seal impressioned with what appears to be a tool possibly used in one of the trades of the parties. Very Good condition, large, measuring 27.5 x 21".

Windsor

Phillis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

179

1764

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1764 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of a Cottage in Batcombe in the County of Somerset between James Marquir of Carnarvan, heir apparent to the Duke of Chandos, of the one part; and Jonathan Neal, Yeoman, of the second part. Large fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp on verso, and red wax seal impressioned with a Deer on cloth tag. Docketed and signed on verso by Mr. Neal. FINE condition, measures 24 x 11.25".

Carnarvan

Chandos

Neal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

180

1792

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1792 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of two cottages in Shepton Mallet in the County of Somerset between Ann Phillis, a widow, and her only child a daughter of the same name, both of the first part; and Thomas Davis, a Stockingmaker, of the second part; and John Davis of Shepton Mallet, a Yeoman, of the third part. Nicely penned with fancy vignette, blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp, and four red wax seals on vellum tags. Very Good with some discoloration and creasing. Measures 28 x 21". Nice docketing on verso. Also mentions Richard Phillis deceased.

Phillis

Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

181

1764

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1764 during the reign of George II signed by James Marquis of Carnarvan, the future 3rd Duke of Chandos next to his armorial seal. The indenture conveys property in Holyhill in Batcombe in the County of Somerset between the Marquis and Jonatahn Neal, a Yeoman. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp, and red wax seal on green cloth tag. Very Good with mild discolortion, measures 24 x 14".

Carnarvan

Chandos

Neal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

182

1775

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Handwritten English vellum indenture dated 1775 during the reign of George III being the conveyance of a parcel of land and a portion of a house located in Ashcombe in Batcombe in the County of Somerset between The Most Noble Kames Duke of Chandos, of the one part; and George Oatly, a Yeoman, of the second part. The indenture is signed by the Duke of Chandos. Nicely penned with fancy printed vignette, blue revenue stamp with insert, tax stamp, and red wax seal on green cloth tag. Docket on verso witnessing Chandos' signature. FINE condition, measures 24.5 x 17".

Chandos

Oatly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

183

1860

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Somerset Central Railway Company DEED OF COVENANT The Somerset Central Railway Company with Messrs. James and John Francis, of Ditcheat, Masons. Relating to a piece of land, part of the close called Lower Hay, in Evercreech, previously granted to the company, and the making of a right of access for J. & F. Francis. Large vellum sheet, with fine wax seal of company, which appears to show Glastonbury Tor, size 2" diameter, with some cracking. On verso is sketch plan in ink, scale 2 chains to an inch, size 7" x 10". 1860.

Francis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

184

1853

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Taunton LEASE of a tenement called Stepswater near the turnpike between Taunton & Bishops Hull, T. Ackland, Ironmonger, and James Barnicott, Bookseller, to Capt. F. Dickson.3p, folio, small wax seals. 1853.

Ackland

Barnicott

Dickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

185

1852-1872

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Tellisford RECIPE BOOK of Mrs Charles Baker, Tellisford, 1852. 84 manuscript pages in 4to notebook, marbled boards, rubbed and shaken, lacking spine. Many pages with foxing, mainly around edges. Loosely inserted are two letters to Mrs Baker giving recipe for 'Wound Stone', one being from Julia Rooke at Iford Manor. 1852-72. 40.00 Includes 'Prince Albert's Pudding', 'To Make a Curry as told me by a Hindoo at Kegford September 1867'.

Baker

Rooke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

186

1821

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Yatton Parish SURVEY OF THE PARISH OF YATTON in the County of Somerset by Y. & J.P. Sturge, 1821. Two sm 4to notebooks, with a continuous manuscript pagination, details entered over 98 double-pages spreads, some blanks at end of volume 2. Ruled in columns giving details of Proprietors, Occupiers, Names of Fields etc (includes houses, coppices, withy beds, orchards, allotments) Measure, Relative Value, and 2 final columns for total areas and value, there is also a column listing a plan number. The manuscript is in ink. Two vols, recent half calf, marbled boards, original paper labels on top boards:- `Survey of Yatton A-P' and `Survey of Yatton P-Z'. 1821. 195.00

Sturge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

187

1861

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Chetwynd and Hussey families CARTE DE VISITE ALBUM Size 6" x 5", full red calf, metal clasp, fine gilt decoration down spine and decorative borders on boards, decorative endpapers. Contains 23 portraits, each approx. 3" x 2", mounted in embossed paper border, in turn mounted on album leaf, each named and dated on verso of leaf, many naming the photographer C. Silsey. 1861. 80.00 Includes 'Viscount Chetwynd', 'Mary Hussey, Crewkerne', 'Honble Mary Elton, Whitestaunton', 'Revd. Henry L. Hussey', 'Capt. Hussey, Colway, Lyme'.

Chetwynd

Hussey

Elton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

188

1805

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Seaton LEASE for a Year of land in Cross Close and Clift Close, Thomas Charter of Bishops Lydeard in Somerset to John Head of Seaton. Single vellum sheet, wax seal. 1805.

Charter

Head

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

189

1889

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1889 ANTIQUE VELLUM DEED FARM GLOUCESTER. LEGAL DOCUMENT; VELLUM INDENTURE DEED OF MORTGAGE OF MISS PIDGLEYS SHARE OF REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE DEVISED BY THE WILL OF JOHN PIDGLEY AND OTHER PROPERTY FOR SECURING 560 AND INTEREST. BETWEEN MISS MELA ANGELA PIDGLEY HOLSTEIN HOUSE, TERRACE WALK, BATH IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET TO MISS ESTHER BLANCHE HERBERT OF THE MARKET SQUARE, COLEFORD IN THE COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER. SCHEDULE OF SECKMANTON FARM ON THREE SIDES OF VELLUM INTERESTING ITEM FOR COLLECTORS OF SOCIAL HISTORY, LOCAL HISTORY OR GENEALOGY FOR THE PIDGLEY FAMILY GUARANTEED ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION ON FIVE FOLDED SHEETS OF VELLUM SIZE 10 INCHES BY 16 INCHES WITH TWO ESCUTCHEONED REVENUE STAMPS AND ONE RED WAX SEAL

Pidgley

Herbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

190

1850

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Bath CATALOGUE of the Truly Excellent Household Furniture and Effects.... the Genuine Property of the late Mrs Irvine. Auction Sale 21st & 22nd March, 1854, on the premises at 1 Grafton Place, Weston Road. 8vo, 10pp., folds... together with.... Catalogue of the Household Furniture... the Property of the Late Mrs Blencowe... for sale by Auction on the Premises at 13 Paragon Buildings. Undated, c1850. 12pp., 8vo, folds. Ink and pencil notes throughout. 2 items. c1850.

Irvine

Blencowe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

191

1801

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Bath LETTER from S. M. Siddons, Bath, July 19th, 1801, to a Miss Wilkinson, Blake Street, York. 3p, 4to, folded, with address panel on verso, black Bath postmark 'Bath' and '109' in box, first page rather browned, restoration to blank area at bottom of second leaf, with portion of new paper inserted. She commiserates with her friend on her mother's illness and says she hopes 'your next Letter will bring me good tidings, and that I shall see my dear Patty arrive with my Mother at Bath in less now that a fortnight'. She writes of her uncle and Mrs Kemble's visit to Bath 'I never saw my Uncle so chearful and like other people, and she was quite agreeable and did not overwhelm us with Lords, Ladies, Balls, and suppers. Mrs. Twiss too is become quite kind, nay affectionate to me since I got well....' She continues with a description of the singer 'Betty Sharp', and dull visits to the Palmers and the Lees. She says Cecy (presumably her sister Cecilia) is going to school 'and it is almost time she should for she is got so riotous nobody can manage her when I am out of the way for Patty is too good-natured to her'. She also refers briefly to George (her brother). 1801. 90.00 Mrs. Siddons had five children. At this time she was acting in London, while Mr Siddons (from whom she was unofficially separated) remained in Bath. Sarah was to die two years after this letter was written. Years earlier 'In her farewell address in Bath, written by herself in verse she (Mrs Siddons) brought onto the stage her three children, Henry, Sarah and Maria, and introduced them to the audience.' (D.N.B) The uncle referred to is Francis Twiss, the Shakesperian scholar, who was married to Mrs Siddons' sister Fanny. (D.N.B)

Siddons

Wilkinson

Kemble

Twiss

Sharp

Palmer

Lee

 

 

 

 

 

192

1921

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Bathampton CONVEYANCE of premises known as Meadow Farm and Nos. 1 and 2 Walton Cottages. Henry Allen to Messrs. G & G Candy. Vellum, 7p folio, in MS, includes good full-page coloured plan scale 6 chains to 1". Slight water-staining on last sheet. 1921.

Allen

Candy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

193

1799

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Batheaston CERTIFICATE FOR REDEMPTION OF THE LAND TAX for Giles Tiley for six messuages in Batheaston assessed for the Tithing of Easton and Amoril. Printed certificate with MS inserts, folio, coat of arms, signed by two Commissioners. Another small certificate pinned to it. Some slight wear at fold. 1799.

Tiley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

194

1841

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Hatch Beauchamp PROBATE of the Will of James Humphreys lately of Hatch Beauchamp, Lime-burner, 3p. folio, with printed vellum probate certificate attached, details in MS., with papered seal. 1841. 14.00 Refers to his 'newly-erected Inn or Public House called the Five Dials' near Ilminster, and other properties.

Humphreys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

195

1879

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Road ABSTRACT of an Indenture dated the 13th day of June 1850, relative to title to Lots at an Auction, 1879. 5p folio. Refers to trustees of the will of William Cradock, and to various closes of land in Road, the Bell Inn and cottages, land in Mackley Lane, Farleigh Lane. 1879.

Cradock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

196

1846

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South Cadbury GLEBE EXCHANGE A Survey and Valuation of Lands in the Parish of South Cadbury the subject of a Proposed Exchange between Revd. Henry Bennett as Rector and James Bennett. Manuscript on 8p folio, sewn, with two double page schedules of lands, with field names, cultivation etc.,declaration of surveyor etc. Folded. 1846. 16.00 Refers to a plan, not present.

Bennett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

197

1794

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Street QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE for Cyrus Ovens of Keynsham, Yeoman, and Mary Clark, of Street. Made at the Meeting at Street, twenty fourth day of the twelfth month, 1794. In manuscript on vellum, size 21"x16", folds, signed by the couple and 43 friends, including members of the Sturge, Fry and Metford families. Small waterstain " deep along 3" of bottom margin. 1794.

Ovens

Clark

Sturge

Fry

Metford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

198

1890-1892

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Taunton BILL of Edward Dyer, Importer of Foreign Wines & Spirits, on five 4to sheets with engraved heading. Lists purchases of gin, port etc. from Jan. 1890 to March 1892. Recipient un-named. 1892.

Dyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

199

1848-1867

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Wellington Union OVERSEER'S Receipt and Payment Book, Parish of Nynehead. October 1848 - September 1867. Small folio record book, blindstamped cloth boards, calf spine, printed with columns with Receipts on one page and Payments on facing page. 2-4 pages per year, each year's account signed by Overseers, Churchwardens and Auditor. 1848-1867. 80.00 Receipts detail rates levied, payments include money to the Treasurer of the Union, Magistrates Clerk, printing etc., with occasional mention of particular people, e.g. 'Pd. Wm. Alway for Summoning Wm. Bodley & Wm. Calway for trespass in pursuit of Conies', 'Paid Charlotte Raphell's expenses to and from the Bath Waters', 'Paid the Removal Officer of Bristol in the case of Jane Sophia and Mary Daniels, Removed from Bedminster Parish to Nynehead'

Alway

Bodley

Calway

Raphell

Daniels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200

1845

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Evercreech AN ACT for authorizing and enabling Sales to be made of Estates, respectively situate in the Parishes of Evercreech, East Pennard, and in Bruton... devised by the Will of Thomas Sampson Esquire, deceased.... 34pp. 1845.

Sampson