AN ACT for Holding the Assize for the County of Cornwall, at a Convenient Place within the said County.
Black Letter. Cover leaf + 1pp, bound in recent boards, gilt title.
¶ Allowed for Assizes to be held in towns other than Launceston.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX.
Covers the area from Boscastle to Luxulyan. Printed surface 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. There are three tears to the linen along folds, of 11", 6" and 8" from the edge, although the paper is unaffected.
¶ Cheap working copy.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV N.W.
Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17" plus margins, linen-backed and folding into 8vo boards with Stanford label, cloth worn at spine, marbled endpapers. Roads coloured pink, water features coloured.
¶ First Edition Without Contours.
four colour-printed maps, size approx. 14" x 19", plus wide margins, comprising Sheets 335 (Trevose); 347 (Bodmin), 336 (Camelford), 346 (Newquay). Scale 1" to 1 mile.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXXIX.
Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 33" x 14", plus margins, borders all round. Shaded in grey and buff to show Alluvium and Carboniferous, key to these two in margin.
¶ Shows only a small strip of coast, from Hartland to Cambeak.
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between William Pearse of Camborne, Miller, and Edward Stackhouse whereby Pearse agrees to surrender the water grist mill on the Stream below Pendarves Mills, and the croft adjoining called Gibraltar in consideration of Stackhouse converting the Mills into a triple mill and providing materials to add another mill.
2p, small folio, signed by Pearse and Knight. With a note in a different hand about a further agreement relating to fields.
MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT between John Fiddick and Henry Walters of Camborne whereby Fiddick surrenders his title in Croft Mitchel in Camborne, excepting the house and '20 Lace of ground' for potatoes, together with two other small slips of paper relating to the transaction.
Carminowe, Manor of
COUNTERPART LEASE of Chynithon Hendra in Cury, John Rogers to Isabella Carlyon.
3pp., folio, manuscript insertions.
RECEIPT signed by Henry Paynter affirming he has received four pounds from John Hill for the annuity in consideration of his house and garden and also '1/16th share of Checkhouse(?) Common... and from the sale of Five Tons of Copper Oar to be raised in the said Common... to pay Five pounds yearly instead of four pounds'.
1p, folio. signed and witnessed, blank conjoint leaf.
Lithographed map with decorative border of leaves, size 13" x 15". Inset of Scilly Islands. Traces of folds, leaf border on left trimmed away, small library stamp in bottom margin.
¶ From 'The British Gazeteer'.
PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Desirable Freehold Properties which Messrs Hocking & Johns will offer for Sale by Auction.... 30th day of July, 1902....
6pp., folio, folded. One large folding coloured plan and one full page one. Details 24 Lots, in Wendron and Constantine and one field in Helston.
¶ Includes Gweek Hotel, School Building at Gweek, Gweek Wollas Wharf, Wheelwright's Shop, Tenements of Mellanoweth, Naffean Downs, parts of Crahan Bowling Green, etc.
Cornish Chamber of Mines
SILICOSIS COMPENSATION SCHEME cyclostyled copy of a letter from the Home Office to the Chamber responding to their representation to limit the scheme.
2p, sm. folio.
11th Dec. 1928.
¶ 'The Secretary of State is not quite sure what your Chamber means by the handling of dry material. He is advised that the process of breaking or crushing of the ore containing rock or any handling or moving incidental thereto give rise to dust.'
SONNET TO THE ENSUING ELECTION for the County of Cornwall, by a Freeman.
Written in pencil in 36 rhyming lines, on two pages, 4to, folded and addessed on verso to E.W.W. Pendarves, Five Lanes. Small papered seal. Signed Rd. Hill, 13th Feb. 1825. Mocks the Tories, and calls upon Cornishmen to support Pendarves.
¶ 'A freeman is here/No vote at election/Yet wishes reflection/And closer inspection/To make a selection/For Knight of the Shire'...
Cury & Mawgan
PLANS OF CHYNITHON HENDRA AND CONTENT in the Parishes of Cury and Mawgan Property of Revd. J. Rogers.
Folded hand-coloured manuscript map on paper, mounted on linen, size approx. 21" x 18". In ink and 3 colours of wash. Shows buildings (coloured red), roads ('from the Lizard', 'Road to Helston'), footpaths, 2 small streams. Fields numbered, adjoining owners named. Very decorative heart-shaped cartouche with title in a variety of calligraphic styles. A later note entered below title states "these estates do not adjoin as represented here". Very clean and bright condition.
By J(ohn) R(oberts) 1833.
LEASE of a tenement called Tannangoffe in Cury, occupied by Jane Boaden. John Vivian of Pencalenick and others to John Borlase of Helston, Surgeon.
Large vellum sheet, 4 wax seals, small inkstain in margin in top corner.
East Cornwall Election
THE TORY-LORD'S PETITION Most Humbly and Respectfully Addressed To the Electors of the Eastern Division of the County of Cornwall.
Election broadside, size 11" x 9", folds. A poem in 10 stanzas satirising Lord Valletort, written as if by him, bemoaning his fate and the old days of rotten boroughs, sinecures and corruption, and fantasising about wreaking vengeance on 'Reform and Grey'. With six interesting footnotes explaining the references. Some slight creasing at edges.
Hayne, Printer, Bookseller &c, Bodmin. September, 1832.
¶ 'Must I, of Boroughs, power, and hope bereft/(Oh! dismal times for those that live to see'em)/Must I, a hapless spectacle, be left/To hang with Mummies in the Kings' Museum?'
SONNET TO THE ENSUING ELECTION for the County of Cornwall by a 'Freeholder but not a Voter'. Signed Richard(?) Hill, 13th Feb. 1825.
Poem in 36 lines in support of Reform and the Liberal candidate Pendarves, written in pencil on two sides of a bi-folium, 4to, folded. On verso is small papered seal and address of E.W.W. Pendarves, Five Lanes.
¶ '... A Freeman is here/No vote at election/Yet wishes reflection/And closer inspection/To make a selection/For Knight of the Shire...' At the By-Election of February 1825 the Whigs lost to the Tory candidate, Sir Richard Vyvyan.
ABSTRACT OF THE TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS Borough of Falmouth, For the Year Ending 31st March, 1940.
69pp., together with Abstracts for the years 1945,46,47,48,49,50, 8vo, except for the last two which are 4to. Original wraps. All except the 1940 booklet have approx. 35pp.
Forbes (Stanhope A.)
GOODBYE! OFF TO SKIBEREEN
Fine etching by C.G. Murray, size approx. 20" x 15«, on thick paper.
Art Union 1903.
WILL of Joseph Tuckfield of Germoe in the County of Cornwall, Miner.
Appoints Stephen Davey, Farmer and John Curtis, Farmer and Mine Agent, both of Breage, as Trustees. 19th Feb. 1871. 1p. sm. folio, signed and witnessed.
TITHE APPORTIONMENT of the Parish of Grade in the County of Cornwall. 1843.
14pp, folio, plus 2p introduction. Printed in columns for Landowner, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description of Lands, Cultivation, Rent Charge apportioned. Original wraps, front wrap stained, with printed label on front wrap. Slight wear to corners of pages at top right corner.
¶ Tenements include Worvas, Trevelgas, Kuggar, Chiverton, Plain an Quarry, Ledra, Polteska.
PLAN OF PART OF THE PARISH OF GULVAL Scale 6 chains = 1 inch. By Thomas Mathews, Surveyor.
Manuscript plan in ink and three colours, size 26" x 32", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 14" x 8". Shows Chyandour, Trescrowan, Ponjou, Polkinghorne, Garras, etc, with buildings, roads, streams, shoreline. Many small fields, all numbered, large number in the south coloured brown - later note by reference simply states 'Brown - potatoes'. Ink smudge near scale bar, some foxing, some dust-staining at bottom of map. A few ink amendments giving acreage of fields. Signed and dated by Matthews bottom right.
21st October, 1872.
COUNTERPART LEASE of messuages and lands in Winnianton and a house called Choy Castle adjoining the church, conventionary lands of the Manor of Winnianton, Henry Lord Arundell to Joseph Hendy, yeoman.
On vellum, size 16" x 23", printed lease with manuscript inserts, signed by Hendy with wax seal. Some light foxing, mainly in left margin and on verso.
¶ Hendy was to pay a 'best beast' as a heriot.
COUNTERPART LEASE of the tenement of Chyvarloe, Henry Lord Arundell to Edward Freeman.
Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, wax seal.
¶ Freeman was to serve as a Reeve, and grind corn at Carminow Mill.
LEASE of houses and garden at Chinalls, (part of the Manor of Carminowe) in Gunwalloe, John Jope Rogers to John Freeman... together with... similar lease of House and Capstan at Chinalls, to Rev. Thomas Leah and J. Coulson. 2 items.
Large vellum sheet, 27" x 31", wax seal.
¶ In Symons 'Gazetteer of Cornwall' Chynalls is listed as 'a farm in Gunwalloe'.
PARISH OF GUNWALLOE sketch map.
Basic plan in red and black ink, on paper size 16" x 16", folds, showing river, roads to Helston and Mullion, bridge, 'proposed sanding road' and 'proposed footpath', farm house, church. Field belonging to J.J. Rogers outlined in red. Line with numbers along river, with reference key giving distance between these numbers 'No. 1 to 2. 4 Chains. Moorstone posts and batten rails.... 4 to 5. 8 chains. dry stone fence on bank of river...'
17th November 1866.
AFFADAVIT of Service of Order Nisi.
Filed 11th November 1842, in case in the Stannary Court of John Vivian, Glynn Grylls and John Kendall, against Thomas Robinson. Says the Plaintiffs Petition was dismissed for want of prosecution. 1p., sm. folio. Attached is Affadavit of John Pascoe, Bailiff saying he served the order to Frederick Hill, Solicitor for the Plaintiffs, at Helston. Small blurred blue Stannary stamp.
¶ Grylls and Kendall were bankers to the Relistian Mine in Gwinear.
BOOK-KEEPING EXERCISE BOOK
'Chambers Educational Course' Book-keeping Exercise Book, completed in a clear rather childish hand, with mock Invoice Book, Cash Book etc. 36pp., sm. folio, wraps. Name of Arthur C. Thomas on front wrap.
¶ Entries with name of customer and town, items such as 'paisley shawl', 'silk hat' etc.
Helston (Borough of)
AFFADAVIT OF DEBT of Elizabeth Rogers of Helston, widow, that Thomas Burgess of Sithney, Engineer, is justly indebted to her for £3.6s.6d. for goods sold to him.
Manuscript, 10 lines on 1p. sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Rogers and John Williams the Mayor.
LETTER to James Plomer at Helston from W. Sandys.
Asks about arrangements for a meeting regarding the Helston Inclosure. He is sending notices for the church door, and asks him to send copies to the newspapers. Suggests the Guildhall for the meeting 'if everything is smooth a month will be ample...'. 54 lines on 3p., 4to, folded with address panel on verso, wax seal, 'B.S.F.' postmark and large '5/'.
HELSTON FURRY DAY postcard.
Printed with large heading and 35 lines of text on the origin and history of the Furry Day. Undivided back, no imprint of publisher.
MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT between John Cork and Thomas Wills Farmers of the Market of the Borough of Helston, and Anthony Hoskyn and John Sandys of Pengarrack in St. Keverne (on behalf of themselves and Sir Francis Vyvyan and others).
Manuscript on 3p., small folio, folded. Sets a temporary rate for toll on corn brought to the market whilst a legal dispute was in progress. This is a copy, with the day and the 'penal sum' not filled in.
¶ The toll was to be a pint and a half of corn in dues for every bushell.
NOTICE to John Penberthy from Glynn Grylls, Town Clerk.
States that unless his dog 'be forthwith destroyed or kept muzzled' a Bill of Indictment will be served against him at the next Quarter Sessions. 11 lines in a large neat hand on one side, 4to, folded with docket title on verso 'Notice to J. Penberthy to muzzle his Dog. Copy served by G. Dobb'
27th Feb. 1829.
REPORT ON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF HELSTONE;
2pp. with a plan by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, some offsetting of plan onto text page.
TO THE FREEHOLDERS OF CORNWALL Helston March 6th 1826.
Broadside by 'A Cornish Freeholder' attacking the conduct of Sir Richard Vyvyan, 'the youthful Earl', claiming he abandoned the Helston Electors 'and in open contempt of his asserted regard for the interest of Mr. Tremayne, commences a renewed canvass for the County, by a system of treating to which the other candidates would consider it disgraceful to resort...' 72 lines. Size 16" x 9". Folds.
E. Heard, Printer Truro. 1826.
Helston, Borough of
ABSTRACT OF ACCOUNT For the Year Ending 31st August, 1874. N. Trengrouse, Treasurer.
Printed in large type, size 12" x 20", folds. Shows Receipts from Tolls, Borough Rate etc., and Expenditure on Salaries, Gaol Maintenance of Prisoners, Police etc.
¶ 'Police and Constables' cost £110 16s. 5d.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 359.
Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins.
¶ Covers Lizard Point, Helston, Rosemullion.
SETT of undivided moiety of Dudnance in Illogan. Rt. Hon. Viscount Clifden to Messrs Harvey, Thomas and Holman.
10p, typed, large folio, joined at top left with tape. Attached are two plans in ink and colour, one 8" x 11", one 7" x 7". Folded with docket title. Not signed.
of John Wilkins of Kenwyn, Tinner, 1716. Copy extracted from the Registry dated 1776. 2p. folio on 2 sheets held with rusty pin, tax stamps in margin.
¶ Bequeathes 20s a year to the poor of Kenwyn, property at Bossore, Veyseys tenement, 'part in the Grist Mill and all thereunto belonging in Idless', part in 'Husband tenement' etc., to his son.
LETTER to J. Daubriz, dated 2 Millbay Rd., Plymouth 25 March 1889.
2p., small 8vo. Says he is sending the 'Parish Registers', and has a few more copies left. On the next page lists plates lacking from his copy of Gilbert's Cornwall.
¶ Kinsman was the author, with Quiller Couch, of the 'Cornish Handbook'.
Land's End & Lizard
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition, Sheet No. 146.
Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Bottom corners of wraps slightly bumped.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIII, scale 1" to 1 mile.
Size 36" x 24". Small stamp in top margin 'Record Copy'. 'Portrait' format. Some foxing spots in sea area in top part of map, and extreme right edge of paper.
O.S. embossed stamp 1879.
APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Lanhydrock, in the County of Cornwall.
6pp., folio, thin card wraps, cloth spine. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge.
Lanlivery and Lostwithiel
PLAN OF THE PELYN ESTATE in the Parishes of Lanlivery and Lostwithiel. For sale by Auction June 23rd 1925.
Colour plan only from auction sale particular. Size 37" x 30", scale 14" to a mile. Shows 16 Lots.
PENCIL DRAWING looking towards the town from the river.
On stiff paper, in soft, dark, pencil, size 8«" X 11", titled 'View near Launceston, April 1831' in small writing at base. In foreground is river and a bridge with several arches, Launceston on hill in distance with outline of castle. Some light foxing in top two-thirds of paper.
¶ Drawing by a skilled amateur, unsigned, but with the name 'Mrs Ruskin' on verso.
PLANS, CONDITIONS AND PARTICULARS OF SALE of an Excellent Residential House, also Stores, Stables, Cottage, and Highly Attractive Fields, in the Borough of Dunheved otherwise Launceston... To be sold by Public Auction by J. Kittow & Son... 14th October, 1910.
5pp., plus 2pp. conditions of sale, folio, green printed wraps, 2 small folding, and 2 larger folding coloured plans. Staples rusty, hence one section coming loose.
REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY AND DIVISION INTO WARDS OF THE BOROUGH.
3pp, with a sheet on which is a plan of town, coloured in outline, scale 4" to 1 mile and a plan of the borough, scale 1" to a mile, by R.K. Dawson. Folio, disbound, some slight off-setting, onto text.
THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets X S.E. (Lesnewth), XIV N.E. (River Camel, Camelford Station), XXXII S.W. (Tregurrian, Carnanton).
Scale 6" to 1 mile. Quarter sheets. The last two maps have some markings in green ink with some fields outlined and numbered.
Second Edition 1907.
REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD.
2pp, with a folding plan, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile, and a Plan of the Borough, Scale 1" to a mile. Folio, disbound, some slight off-setting and waterstaining on text leaf.
TO THE VOTERS FOR MEMBERS TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT for the County of Cornwall.
Broadside reprinting Joseph Childs letter to the Editor of the West Briton, Liskeard 20th February, 1826, with an introductory paragraph 'as an individual publicly attacked by the organ of the ultra Tories I send you this explanation of my conduct...'. 50 lines, size 16" x 10", folded and sent through the post to E.W.W. Pendarves. Straight-line Liskeard postmark with numbers '237'.
Rowes, Printers, Whimple-Street, Plymouth. 1826.
¶ Refers to the controversy among the Liberal party about Catholic Emancipation. 'I trust we shall never see the County of Cornwall brought to a level with the Borough of Ipswich (where a friend of his had been hooted out of town preceded by the Corporation carrying the images of saints on poles) but I sincerely believe that those who attempt to raise the foolish cry of 'No Popery' with the equally foolish hope of thereby securing the return of Sir Richard Vivyan have just as much and no more of the principles of true Religion... than the Electors of the Borough of Ipswich...' Ends with a plea for religious tolerance.
BILL to the Churchwarden of Lostwithiel Church from E. Ash, for tuning the church organ.
Sm. 8vo, signed by E. Ash over stamp.
May 3rd 1867.
GENERAL STATEMENT of the Receipts and Expenditure on account of the Highways of the Parish of Lostwithiel from 7th May 1849 to 11 April 1850.
Printed sheet with manuscript inserts, folio, printed on one side only, signed by John Bennett, Clerk to the Justices.
30th January 1852.
AN AGREEMENT between John Peverell Rogers of Penrose and Matthew Trewhella of Pigmoor.
3p, folio, with coloured sketch map size 7" x 4" in text, showing the various claypits at Pigmoor.
¶ The agreement was to settle a dispute relating to an original Sett of 1876.
LEASE FOR A YEAR of the tenement of West Polgrean in Ludgvan, Tobias Tilly to John Beard.
Single vellum sheet, wax seal, ink faded but legible.
¶ Includes Parc and Low, Great East Close, etc.
PLAN OF COLLORIAN in the Parish of Ludgvan Property of The Revd. Canon Rogers 1834.
Manuscript map on paper, scale 3 chains to 1 inch, size approx. 19" x 16". Mounted flat on recent very fine linen, traces of old folds. In ink and green wash, shows roads, buildings at Collorian and Cockwells, Poldi(ce) Lode, line of water supplying Trewinnard House, well, field boundaries, each plot with a number. Owners of adjacent lands named.
By J. Roberts, 1834.
Maclean (John), historian
FOUR LETTERS from John Maclean to Jonathan Rashleigh, 1873-5.
Small 8vo, three of them written on both sides. On headed paper of Pallingswick Lodge, and Tolcarne, St. Austell, and one from Bodmin.
¶ Mentions proposing Rashleigh as a member of the Harleian Society, the fire destroying the Society's stock of early books, etc. Maclean was the author of 'The Parochial History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor'.
of messuage and land in Chyandower John Rogers of Penrose to Thomas Bolitho of Maddern. Vellum, 18" x 25", wax seal, vellum slightly browned.
DECLARATION of Edward and Jane Williams that they have received the £100 due to them under the will of Francis Boucher of Manaccan, yeoman, and that they release the executor James Johns of any further claims.
1«p, large folio, signed by Edward and Jane, with small papered seals. Witnessed by Patrick Reilly.
DEMISE by way of Mortgage of Halvose in Manaccan, Gwealhellis in Wendron, and Rent Charge in lieu of Great Tithes in Wendron and St. Hilary and St. Keverne for a term of 800 years, John Vivian and John Kendall to George Treweeke of Illogan Rectory, 1842.
On verso is a reassignment of 1856, Cordelia Vivian to John Kendall. Two large vellum sheets, 2 wax seals. Outside where titled rather dusty.
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North Petherwin, and Jacobstow
PARISHES OF NORTH PETHERWIN, AND JACOBSTOW. Attractive Sale of Freehold Agricultural Properties. Known as Middle Whiteley Farm, Billacott Farm, and Little Clubworthy Farm, A Tenement at Maxworthy Cross, and Little Exe Farm. Messrs. J. Kittow & Son.... For Sale by Public Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Tuesday, the 11th day of June, 1912.
A CHART OF PADSTOW HARBOUR From Surveys in 1801, 1829 & 1834.
Engraved chart, size 20" x 25«", plus margins. Chart of Coast from Treyarnon to Pentire Point, Padstow Harbour, Rock. Shows buildings such as Place, churches etc. in elevation, rocks such as Newland, high ground, cliffs shown with hachures, two sections at bottom of chart. Reference tables with key to numbers. The chart has been professionally laid down on Japanese tissue, reinforcing the creases and a couple of tears in the paper. Small chip in paper at bottom margin with loss of a few letters in imprint, and about a quarter of an inch of border, which has been restored. Surface of paper slightly grubby at edges. One or two small areas of slight rubbing.
Pendarves (E.W. Wynne)
TO THE FREEHOLDERS And other Electors of the Two Divisions of the County of Cornwall.
Broadside printed in narrow column on small folio sheet.
August 22, 1832.
¶ Address by Pendarves to his electors in East and West Cornwall upon the approaching dissolution of Parliament. Mentions the gratification he feels on the achievement of the constitutional reform, summarises his policies for the next election 'To the local interests of our Native County... to a just Commutation of Tithes... to the utter extinction of Slavery'.
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE WESTERN DIVISION of Cornwall.
Broadside on one side of small folio sheet. Heading in large letters. Folded in four, some small nicks in margins.
E. Heard, Printer, Truro. Dec. 17, 1834.
¶ Solicits support of his constituents for the forthcoming election. Summarises his principles, which are 'very different from those of the party in power'. Mentions his suport for the Reform Bill, abolition of Slavery in the Colonies and of the East India monopoly, admission of Dissenters to Universities, etc.
DEED for declaring uses for a Fine, Richard Pearce and his wife of Kerris to Walter Borlase of Castle Hornack.
Refers to twenty cottages, pasture at Lescudjack, Castle Down, Morraps. Vellum, 12" x 22", 3 wax seals, including good armorial one by Borlase's signature, and one with a sailing ship.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV.2.
Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", folded in four. Corner piece covering some fields, approx. 6" x 11", torn away top right, and a piece from a later edition neatly tipped on.
Second Edition 1908.
¶ Covers area from Graving Dock to rail platforms east of Chyandour, north as far as Chyanhall.
SKETCH OF CORIN'S FIELDS 1834.
Simple sketch plan in ink, on folio sheet, showing four fields, adjoining owners. Scale bar with scale of chains, (3 chains to an inch), with measurement and total. Signed by J.H. Rutger.
¶ A note added in a later hand below title 'since Coulson's, bought 1850 by J.J. Rogers. Rutger surveyed Penzance for a lithographed town plan of 1841.
COUNTERPART LEASE of Licence to produce Copper by filtration, Edward Browne and others to Messrs. Richd. Symons & Robert Thomas Mitchell of Feock, Miners.
Grants licence for 14 years, dues 1/15th, to open water channels for 'collecting Mineral Waters issuing through the alluvial soil for producing copper by filtration... in a piece of ground by Bessowe bridge in Perranawartha'. Gives exact bounds of land. 3 folio pages, wax seal.
THE YEOMAN'S CLUB To Support Freedom of Election & Constitutional Protection.
Broadside, size 12" x 8", putting forward a proposal for funding a sum by subscription of £20,000,the interest to be applied 'against oppressive Law, when the spirit of darkness has a too powerful ascendancy'. 'This plan is humbly submitted to the Yeomanry of Cornwall by their friend and Brother J.P. Peters. January 21, 1825.'
E. Heard, Printer, Truro. 1825.
Prince Royal Mine
TWO PLANS Prince Royal Mine.
Two drawings on cartridge paper, size 21" x 30", both headed 'Prince Royal Mine', scale 1:300, one showing simple Plan, with Watson's shaft etc., the other Longitudinal Section and Cross Section. Both have compass rose. In pen and pink and green wash.
L. Buckney, May 1932.
¶ Presumably prepared by a student. A teacher has marked a slightly misaligned labelling with a pencil note.
Rae (Oliver M)
FOUR POSTCARDS of Polperro.
Original etched views on good quality card with uncut edges, good plate marks, each with tissue guard. Views are: The Jew's House, Couch's House, The Harbour (2). Titled and signed in plate.
Reynolds (C) Publisher
THE ALBUM OF CORNWALL VIEWS.
Being 21 photo litho views on an extending strip. Original boards, approx. 6" x 5", decorative gilt title, cloth spine.
¶ Includes Penzance, St. Ives, Botallack Mine, Port Minster, etc.
LEASE of two messuages at Roscarnon, John Sandys of Lanarth to Nicholas Banfield, yeoman.
Vellum, 22" x 23", wax seal with dragon.
¶ The lease reserves all trees of 'Oake Ash Elme and Sickamore'. For an extra £4 rent Banfield was to have all the tithes and tenths of hay, corn and grain.
RECTOR'S COMMUTATION RENT CHARGE due 1st January 1845.
Manuscript, folio, neatly and clearly written over 6 double-page spreads, headings to each page written in large decorative script, in columns with No., Occupier, Situation of Property, Increase on Averages, Amount to be Collected, Property Tax, etc. Covers Rent Charge due 1st January 1845, July 1845, January 1846. Sewn in plain wraps, decorative manuscript title.... together with.... similar documents for 1846-7, 1848, 1849, 1850. 5 booklets in all, the last two have extreme bottom right hand corners of pages damp-affected, not affecting text.
¶ Approximately 25 names of occupiers listed in each volume. Surnames include Lugg, Lambruck, Keverne, Barnicoat, Pengelly.
APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Blazey, in the County of Cornwall.
22pp., folio, plain paper wraps with ink title. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge.
¶ Includes tenements of Restineas, Lemallyn, Bodelva, Porth, Roselyon, Churchtown, etc.
Saint Cleer and Saint Stephen's-by-Saltash
PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF WELL-SITUATED FREEHOLD FARMS And Valuable Quarries of Stone, to be Held at Webb's Hotel, Liskeard, On Monday, December 11th, 1911. By Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, Launceston.
With 3 large coloured folding plans, 7pp, folio, original printed wraps.
¶ Includes farms of East and West Hendra, Trevollard, the tenement of Cumble Torr with the Quarry on the bank of the River Lynher.
APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Wenn, in the County of Cornwall.
24pp., folio, thin card wraps, cloth spine. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge.
¶ Includes the tenements of Tregolls, Lancorla, Tregurtha, Trewollack, Cransworth, etc., and the public roads
REFERENCE To The Map of the Parish of Sancreed.
Oblong roy 8vo, rebound in modern half calf, raised bands, gilt lettering piece on spine. Manuscript title on first page. Printed in columns, across two pages, completed in manuscript, on 130 double-page spreads, plus blanks. With columns:- Estates (e.g. Tregerras, Botrea, Bejowans etc.), Owners, Occupiers, Nos referring to the Plan, Names and Description of Lands and Premises (field names, gardens etc., Acreage of Arable and Pasture, of Croft and Commons, Total, and Remarks.. together with... THE PARISH OF SANCREED IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, R. Pentreath, W. Marrack, G. Hosking, Surveyors. Recent manuscript copy of the Tithe map, 1851, scale 10 chains to an inch, on two sheets of thin card, each sheet 20" x 25". In ink, with the outlines of the estates in colour, and each plot numbered lightly in pencil - the numbers corresponding with the Book of Reference.
¶ Approximately 16 lands and premises per spread.
Sandys (Rev. W., St. Minver)
LEASES OF HOUSES on Anthony's Estate.
Manuscript in Sandys small hand, on 4p., small folio, listing details of 6 numbered leases, 1757 - 1777. Includes 'Philip's House', house in Church Town, St. Minver. Gives details of occupier, lives, heriot, adjoining properties, conditions such as 'liberty to keep 1 pig' etc... together with... 'Stones Drawn from the Lands of the Revd. Mr. Wm. Sandys. 1790'. 1p., 8vo., lists date, no. of loads, where carried, e.g. 'to Trevanger Lane. Lists 12 journeys... together with... Revd. Wm. Sandys in account with Thomas Kevill. 1776. 2p., 4to. Lists credits and debits, e.g. 'Jan 8th Pd Capt. Vivian your 1/48 part of £325.16.2d Cost in Wheal Gons from 14 June... 1775.', 'Recd. for... Tithes in Illogan...' ... together with... Receipt, 1803, signed Willm. Norway for £500 laid out 'in erecting a Quay & Warehouse at Cant'... together with... Letter from his bankers in London, 1811. saying they have purchased '3/100 Exchequer Bills' for him. With note at the bottom about his dividend on his Grand Junction Canal Stock. 1p., 4to... together with... slip of paper 5" x 4", with recipe for 'Mackrell a la Maitre d'Hotel'. 10 lines. Describes a paste of butter and various herbs 'rub this into the Mackrell, & lay it in a dish before the fire, till quite drest'. 6 items.
1770's - 1811.
PLAN OF SEVERAL PLOTS OF GROUND lying contiguous to the boundary line between Bosoar... the Property of the Rev. Canon Rogers, and certain lands belonging to Sir John Y. Buller.
Basic manuscript plan in ink and two colours, scale 99 ft. to an inch. Size 25" x 10", folded. Shows very thin strips of land at boundary, boundary stones, Reference Table at bottom.
South Crofty Ltd.
SHARE CERTIFICATE Capital £130,000.
Printed in pale mauve, with decorative border, manuscript inserts, cancelled stamps. Size 11" x 13". Made out for 50 shares. Trace of central fold.
South Helston Highway District
SURVEYORS ACCOUNTS for the Parishes of St. Martin, Mullion, Ruan Minor, weeks 3,4,5,6 of 2nd quarter of 1879.
5, 9 and 2 labourer's names entered for the respective parishes, on 3 very large printed sheets, giving name, rate per yd. for stone-breaking, etc.
¶ William John was paid £1.18s for breaking stone at Cadgwith.
St. Agnes and Perranzabuloe
BOND of John Thomas of Chiverton to Joseph Reed of Wendron for two hundred pounds.
Contemporary copy, in a very small hand, on 2p., folio.
1823 (paper watermarked 1821).
¶ Relates to an arbitration to be held in a dispute over land in the Manor of Tywarnhale. Thomas was Lord of the Manor and claimed Reed was committing a trespass when he and his servants entered land in the area of Bans and dug up soil and caused stones and rubbish to be thrown into the leats. He claimed he had a right to do this as he was a copyholder.
St. Buryan & St. Just
ELECTION POSTER 'Notice of Election of one County Councillor for each of the above Electoral Divisions.'
Size 24" x 18", several folds.
St. Columb Minor, Parish Church of
HISTORY AND CALENDAR BLOTTER 1939-1940.
9pp., 4to, many adverts. for local firms. Calendar on last page.
AUCTION POSTER Advertising the sale of the Fee-Simple of a Tenement in Higher Leah, adjoining Tenement in Killinoon, in the occupation of Richard Woon, moiety of Killinoon Common.... Sale at the White Hart Hotel, Hayle, on Friday 15th August 1873.
Size 24" x 17", several folds, few short tears to margins.
St. Ive and Callington
PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD FARMS Mill, Accommodation Lands & Dwelling-houses in the Parishes of St. Ive & Callington, Cornwall. To be held at Golding's Hotel, Callington, Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 1916 by Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, Launceston.
With 2 large coloured folding plans, 13pp, folio, original printed wraps.
¶ Includes farms of East Crift, West Crift, Durnaford, houses in Fore Street and Well Street, Callington.
St. Ive, Quethiock and Pillaton
ST. IVE, QUETHIOCK AND PILLATON PARISHES CORNWALL. PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Comprising Farms and Detached Fields. Messrs J. Kittow & Son Are instructed to offer the above for Sale by Auction at Golding's Hotel, Callington on Wednesday, 5th July, 1916.
With 4 large coloured folding plans, 9pp, folio, original printed wraps.
¶ Includes the farms of Penpoll, Ford and Saunton, tenement of West Morsehead.
SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CORNISH TELEGRAPH The Presentation of St. Ives, Mr. Pendarves before the Electors.
Newsprint, in three columns, heading in large typeface. Size 29" x 13", 10" long horizontal tear repaired with archival tape. Reports on a meeting in the Town Hall, St. Ives, with introduction of Pendarves by the Chairman, and Pendarves long speech.
Printed at the Cornish Telegraph Office, April 1st, 1881.
¶ Pendarves condemns over-interference in foreign affairs of the previous government, loss of life and expense of Afghan War. Also mentions the Boers of South Africa, plans for the Harbour at St. Ives.
St. Leonard's Hospital Launceston
DISPUTE REGARDING SEAL.
A series of letters between C.L. Cowlard, clerk of the Lazar Ground Charity, and Miss A.M. Gurney of Trebursye regarding the ownership of the seal of St. Leonard's and requesting her to hand it to the charity. 11 letters
dated between 1892 & Feb. 1893.
St. Martin in Meneage
APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES
13pp., large folio, paper wraps with printed label. Printed throughout, with columns with Landowners, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. Bound in recent thin card wraps, original label laid down on front wrap. Some professional strengthening to corners of pages, long margins of pages dust-stained, some repaired edge tears.
¶ Tenements include Gear, Tresize, Tremayne, Soarne, Henver, Mudgeon.
ABSTRACT of the Title Deeds &c to the premises bought by William Sandys Clerk of Mrs Lewellen taken by Samuel Warren the 15th May 1771.
Manuscript on two sides small folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso, partly split at fold between first and second leaf. Signed by Warren. Details leases etc. from May 1742 to June 1771.
¶ Concerns tenements of Little Trehawke, Hamblys, Styles, and 'The Wastrell'.
AGREEMENT whereby William Profit agrees to take of Rev. Sandys the Great Tithes of the Farms of Parkwathen, Cockmoyle, Trewint, for 5 years.
1p., small folio. Blank conjoint leaf.
Contemporary copy, 1815.
LEASE of Anthony's tenement in Tregwarmond in St. Minver, Trehane Symons to Samuel Symons.
On paper, size 19" x 26", two good wax seals with busts, some minor small splits at folds, and slight wear at two points where folds meet with loss of a couple of letters... together with... DEPOSITION of Moses Ede, son of Roger Ede, who held a lease in Tregwarmond under Jonathan Anthony, relative to the bounds of the tenement, hedges etc. (a Walter Ede is referred to in the 1793 lease). 31 lines, small folio, signed and witnessed. 2 items.
1793 and 1806.
¶ The closes appurtaining to the messuage were called Neilden's Ground, German's Bargain, Seven Acres. 'his father always cut the said Bound of furze which was stubbed up, when the High road was formed...'
NOTE OF COSTS of Mr May for repairing St. Minver Church.
Manuscript, 2p, small 8vo, 27 items listed, e.g. 'Buttresses to Chancel... £10'.
A PARTICULAR and estimate of the yearly value of the Barton of Tregganetha in the Parish of St. Wenn.... surveyed and valued in the month of July 1803 by John Stephens of Lower St. Columb.
Manuscript valuation on one side of single sheet size 15" x 6". Folds. Lists 21 fields by name, plus dwelling house and garden, with acreages, value per acre, and yearly value.
BOND for quiet enjoyment of one eighth part of the tenement of Over Hampt, and Higher Hanett, William Hill to Arthur Kelly.
Vellum, size 22" x 29", wax seal. Some foxing spots.
Symons (R), Surveyor
PLAN OF THE PARISH OF TOWEDNACK in the County of Cornwall
Lithographed hand-coloured plan on thick paper backed with linen, size 35" x 25", scale 8 Chains to an Inch. Decorative title, compass rose, scale bar. Shows buildings, roads, fields (with numbers from Tithe Apportionment), Tin Works at Bolenow Vean, 'Three Blue Stones' on south-west parish border, cliffs and 'St. George's Channel' in the North. Different areas shaded in very pale wash of different colours with brighter shading at edges. Dissected into four sections, mounted recently on linen, silk edging tape, folding into modern cloth covered boards, printed label on front board.
Printed for and Published by R. Symons, Surveyor. Truro: 1848.
¶ The lithographers were Frise & Marker, 3 Palace Gate, Exeter.
Tehidy, Manor of
LEASE of a moiety of a dwelling house and garden parcel of Penhellick Vean in Illogan, the Rt. Hon. Frances Baronness Basset to William Willoughby.
Large vellum sheet, printed with ms inserts, wax seal.
¶ 3 lives named.
Tregonetha, St. Wenn
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 33 S.W.
Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", linen-backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers, printed label.
¶ Covers Castle-an-Dinas, Little Brynn, Demelza, St. Wenn
Tresco, Isles of Scilly
THREE PHOTOGRAPHS one named in the plate 'Gibson, Penzance', the other two 'Gibson, Scilly;.
Size each approx. 6" x 8", mounted on album leaf, some darkening of card of mount and a few foxing spots on mount. The first view shows Dracena Avenue at Abbey Gardens, the next a line of four Dracena in an area of formal flower beds, line of agaves in distance. On the other side of the leaf is a view titled in pencil on the mount 'Aloes in bloom, Abbey Gardens.' showing a group of 16 large aloes.
AFFADAVIT OF DEBT
Statement of Elizabeth Moore of Helston affirming that Mark Trescowthick of Sithney is indebted to her for the sum of £2.2s. 6d. 10 lines in manuscript on one side of small folio sheet, folded. Signed by H. Tremenhere, Mayor, and Elizabeth Moore.
INVOICE 'Tynn Office Truro May 15th 1712.
Invoice of the Contents of five Hundred and Ninety Blocks of Her Majesties Tynn Shipt on Board the Rebeccah Anthony Jenkins Master for London Consigned (for the proper Acct... of Her Most Excellent Majestie Queen Anne) unto the Honble the Warden Master and Comptroler of Her Majesties Mint in the Tower of London being Marked as per Margin Coynd Numberes & Stannary Weight follows Viz.... ' There follow 55 lines of numbers in 5 columns across the page. Folio sheet of stiff paper, 17" x 11", two long tears at central fold, repaired on verso with archival tape, a few small tears at top edge, 1 short tear in text.
¶ Notes that 515 blocks were coined at Truro, Christmas, and 75 at Ladyday. This was the period of the 'tin exemption'. Isaac Newton was Warden, and from 1699, Master of the Mint.
containing 24 views of Penzance area, each size 6" x 8", titled in white in plate, in album with cloth covered boards, thick card window mounts.
¶ Views include: Longships Light, St. Buryan Church, Trereiffe Avenue in Penzance, Mousehole, The Square St. Just, Pendeen Lighthouse.
Wheal Canon, Sithney
ANSWER of Hugh Stevens Defendant to the Petition of William Stevens Plaintiff in the Stannary Court.
2p folio, tear at one fold repaired, small Stannary stamp.
¶ Hugh denied that he had held shares in the mine up until 'the working was abandoned on the 30th day of June 1841'.
Wheal Margaret, Uny Lelant, near St. Ives
SET OF QUARTERLY REPORTS 1858-1873.
Group of separately published printed quarterly Reports, each 2p, 4to, mostly on blue paper, printed on one side of leaf only, name of mine in decorative lettering at head. Comprises Statement of account, giving amounts for labour costs, carriage, merchants bills, Doctor, etc., and Tin sold, details of shares etc., and on the second page a detailed Agents' Report on work in the different lodes (such as South Russoe, Mushell Lode, Foul Lode), equipment installed etc. Agents include Thomas Michell, Thomas Treweeke, John Williams. A broken run. Comprises (no. of reports in brackets) :- 1858 (2), 1861 (1)1862 (3), 1863 (3), 1864 (3), 1865 (2), 1866 (3), 1867 (2), 1869 (2), 1873 (2). Two reports rather browned. 23 Reports in all.
¶ Wheal Margaret had been worked in the eighteenth century, restarted in 1842, and became one of the most productive mines in the area. In 1874 it became part of the Wheal Sisters group. It is uncommon to find a group of mine reports spanning a number of years.
Wheal Squire, St. Erth
PLAN AND TWO SECTIONS of the copper mine.
In a 1950's form of reproduction. Comprises plan, size 13" x 33", scale 1/2500 of the area of the mine, based on O.S. Sheets LXIX 9 & 10, showing Trenedros and Tremellin, with adits marked in red lines, shafts marked and named in ink; Section showing North, Middle, South and Doctor's Lodes, size 16" x 20"; Section showing lodes, size 12" x 21"... together with... O.S. Geological Sheet LXIX S.W, 1908, coloured to show geology, overprinted in blue to show lodes, cross-courses etc at Ennys Wheal Virgin, Guskas Mine, Lewis Mine. Wheal Squire outlined in crayon. Brownish stain along bottom margin. 4 items.
1908 and 1956.
¶ Presumably the plans accompanied some kind of report.
WHEAL CROFTY, NORTH ROSKEAR, SOUTH ROSKEAR, WHEAL SUSAN
PLAN OF ROSKEAR FARM IN THE PARISH OF CAMBORNE The Property of E.W. Pendarves, Esqr. 1832.
Manuscript plan in ink and colour, on thick paper backed with linen, rolled. Signed beneath the scale bar 'A. Withers'. Size 76" x 49", scale bar of 'Chains in the Proportion of 16 Fathoms to an Inch' (2 chains = approx. 3in.) Large decorative title across top, compass rose. Covers the Red River at the top, with Tehidy Mills and streamworks on a tributary of the Red River, Paull's Farm and the area just to the south of it at the bottom of the map (near the bottom edge someone has added 'Freeman's Shaft' in pencil at a much later date). Shows roads in buff, water features, areas outline shaded in bright blue-green (presumably Pendarves's land), woodland shown in green with small trees, field boundaries, with hedges, buildings, names of adjoining owners. Quarries are shaded in brown, high ground shown with hachures in pale buff, elvan courses shown with wide buff shading, Great Cross Course shown with wide buff line. Shows mines above ground and below in great detail. Reference table on right, with decorative heading, with key to 23 named shafts (more shafts are named on the map). Shows adits, courses in blue red, green, with numerous small figures. At the mines shows Cobbing House, Capstan, Skew Buds, Carpenter's and Smith's Shop, Account House, Whim Round, Ore Floors, Steam Whim, Engineer's House, Dressing House, Stamps. Some information on underground workings seems to have been added at a later date. At the left edge of the map are shown 'Old Copper House', and the houses of Richards, Jenkins, Hocking, Rule, Quintrell. Some pale brown spotting from damp down the top 18" of the map, and a few tears in linen near the top edge. The linen here is also darkened due to exposure where the map kept rolled.
¶ A map of a relatively early date, providing very detailed information for the surface and underground topography of these mines. Alexander Withers is listed in Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as active in Cornwall 1824-57, recorded as making estate, mineral and tithe maps.
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