WILL of Garland Richards of Abbotsbury.
Vellum, size 12" x 14", smaller certificate in Latin attached, large papered seal.
¶ Leaves his farm at Beaminster to his nephew William Chilcott. In exceptional crisp condition.
REDUCED ORDNANCE SURVEY For Tourists & Cyclists. Sheet 34. Dorset.
Scale 2 miles to an inch. Colour-printed, linen-backed and folding into decorative blue cloth wraps.
Beale's Fancy Fair, Publisher
PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF BOURNEMOUTH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD
Sm. 4to, 42 photolitho views on extending strip (some full page, some 2, 4 or 6 to a page). Gilt title on front board. Map on back endpaper, lacks the back free endpaper with half the map.
¶ Includes two good views of Beale's shop.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII N.E.
Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17", plus margins.
Second Edition 1902.
¶ Covers Bloxworth House, Morden, Black Heath.
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS CARD 'Kindly Greetings from The Knapp, Bradpole.'
Thick card, gilt-edged, size 4«" x 6", actual photograph of a book-lined sitting room mounted on the card, with border, size 2«" x 3«", printed with greeting as above and the quote 'There is a pleasure in remembrance'. Crease across card just below bottom edge of photo.
¶ 'The Knapp' was built by the controversial barrister, Alexander Meyrick Broadley.
LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement in Barrack Street in Bradpole, James Froom and Stephen Hussey to John Foot.
Large vellum sheet, size 16" x 27". 3 wax seals.
WILL of William Straight of Bryanston, Gent.
2p., small folio, conjoint leaf had been used as address panel by Robert Gapper to send the will to John Long at Whalley, near Frome, with small round stamp with letters 'AP'. Conjoint leaf torn right across, splits down main fold, paper creased.
¶ Extracted copy with Probate details in Latin. Refers to his Manor of Compton in Wiltshire, messuage in Stourpaine.
WILL of Mary Fry of Caundle Bishop, widow.
3p., folio, closely written.
¶ Leaves her estate at Caundle Bishop to her niece Ann Peacock, an allowance and a bedstead and quilt to her servant, a sum for paying for blankets and clothes to be given to six poor widows of the parish, on St. Thomas's day, and a bequest of £750 to her late grandson's two illegitimate children by 'Mrs Maria Munro who lived with him', to be paid to the Governor of the Island of Jamaica, for the purpose of 'placing them out as apprentices or otherwise for their advancement in the world.'
AGREEMENT for a Lease of messuage and land at Alson, John Stevens of Axminster to Philip Griffith of Lyme Regis.
3p, folio, including 12-line schedule with names of fields. 2 small splits at folds, outer sheet dusty.
Chardstock (Liberty and Manor of)
LICENCE to William Bond of Axminster, Land Surveyor, to let a cottage and four acres called Purdishay in Chardstock. Granted at the Court Baron of the Rt. Hon. George Lord Auckland.
Vellum, 12«" x 15".
DORCHESTER AUGUST SHEEP & RAM FAIR Catalogue of Messrs. Hy. Duke & Sons Sale... August 6th 1925.
Sheet size 16" x 8", folds, printed on one side in two columns, listing names of sellers, with location, for Dorset Down Ewes, Grazing Sheep, Dorset Horn & rossbred sheep, etc.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 328.
Coloured map, with key and section, scale 1" to 1 mile, area between borders 13" x 19". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps, with Stanford label.
¶ Shows Wareham, Puddletown, Cerne Abbas.
East Burton and Wool
PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Sporting and Agricultural Estate including East Burton Dairy and Brookhill Farm.... Trout and Salmon Fishing in the Frome.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 21st September, 1929.
Folio, 22pp., large folding plan loosely inserted.
WILL AND CODICIL OF HENRY PETTY of Evershott.
Attested copy. 2p, folio. Ink slightly faded.
¶ Bequeathes his property in Evershott to three Trustees for the use of his wife.
CONVEYANCE of premises known as Home Farm, F. Wingfield Digby to E. Miller.
3p., sm. folio, typewritten, with coloured plan, scale 6" to a mile, on waxed cotton, size 10" x 9".
FIVE MAPS colour-printed.
Comprises:- Sheet 329 (Bournemouth), Drift. Maps size 17" x 24", overall size 25" x 36", key and sections in margins. 1976... with... Sheet 342 (Weymouth, Portland), 1937. Drift, size 13" x 19", key in margin, sections, central fold.... with... Sheet 326/340 (Lyme Regis, Sidmouth), Drift. Size 13" x 19" plus margins. 1955; Sheet 313 (Shaftesbury) 1977. Size 16" x 24", plus margins, folds... with... O.S. Provisional Edition Sheet SY67 (Weymouth and Portland) 1958 (not geological). Size 21" x 20, plus margins. Five maps in all.
Henbury Park, Charborough Park
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV S.W.
Size 13" x 17" plus margins. Contours in Red. Provisional Edition.
Revision of 1926 with additions in 1938.
Hinton St. Mary
PROBATE COPY of the will of Robert Foot of Hinton Saint Mary, yeoman, 1818.
3p, large folio, held at top left corner with tie, folded with docket title on cover leaf.
Probate copy of 1820.
¶ Bequeathes properties at Fifehead St. Quentin, his house at Hinton St. Quentin, house at Donhead St. Mary in Wiltshire, house at Brookhill in Donhead St. Andrew, etc. to his various children, watches to his grandchildren.
Hinton St. Mary
WILL of William Wadman of Hinton St. Mary, Carpenter.
1p., blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Wadman and three witnesses with wax seal.
Leigh and Yetminster
CONTRACT for sale and purchase of land at Leigh and Yetminster, Major F. Wingfield Digby and Mrs. E. King.
4p., folio, typed, small sketch map on tissue paper attached.
DECLARATION of Robert Drake, of Poole, Pork Butcher, as to the heirs of his father's brother, Thomas Drake, of Lydlinch, yeoman.
3p., folio, folded. Gives information about the eleven children of Thomas, where they lived, where buried etc.
Mabel Lucie Attwell
POSTCARD Here's Lots of Good Luck from Bournemouth.
Shows four postboys in blue carrying black cat in basket. Written in pencil but not used.
of Mary Petty. Attested copy on 7p sm. folio.
¶ Details her bequests of 'purple & gold Dresden china' etc.
DORSET Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVII.
Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", sea area hand-coloured in blue wash, yellow shading around coast. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 4to, marbled endpapers. A red line has been drawn from the railway near Broadway to Abbotsbury.
¶ Covers Dorchester, Bridport, Lulworth Cove. The red line shows the railway branch line to Abbotsbury through Upwey, opened in 1885.
Rack Close, Sherborne
ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Edward Earl Digby to a Close called Rack Close.... agreed to be exchanged with Messrs. Stevens & Fooks for a Piece of Land called Purly.
LETTER to John Rutter, Solicitor, Shaftesbury.
Aug. 11th 1845. From a John Gray at Croydon, who offers his services as a valuer, enclosing his card (not present). 1«p., 4to, address panel on verso, postmarks, wax seal.
¶ 'I have just finished one of upwards of 3000£ at Southampton, and can also refer to Messrs. Smyth of Liverpool...'.
ABSTRACT of the Title of Wm. Flooks to premises in Half Moon St., next to the King's Arms Inn, agreed to be sold to G.D.W. Digby.
3p. folio, in manuscript, copy deed of covenant for production of title deeds enclosed, 3p.
CARLTON THEATRE Playbill 'Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime babes in the Wood...'
Card, size 12" x 8", printed in bright red, blue, yellow and green, with holes at top for hanging, picture of Babes with rabbits, signed W. Hemmings.
¶ Includes 'Trio Amadori Is it Human or Doll' 'The Dancing Skeletons' etc.
DECLARATION of Jane Spicer of Chard about James Wakley of Exeter, Chinaman.
Jane Spicer's niece had been Wakley's first wife. She says they had two children but they died in infancy. Manuscript, 1p. small folio.
¶ Possibly relates to a case where someone claimed to be a child of the first wife.
LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage at France in Stourpaine, George Long to John Parker, Surgeon, of Blandford.
Vellum, 12" x 24", very small wax seal.
PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties situate at Swanage.... for sale by Public Auction at the Town Hall, Swanage.... on Monday 17th day of May, 1897.
Folio, 4pp, folded.
¶ Includes Alexandra Terrace, Newton Cottage, Albany Terrace, etc.
POSTER advertising auction sale at the Golden Lion Inn, 15th September, 1852, of two cottages and premises, at Hewood Green in Thorncombe, late the property of William Hawker, deceased.
Printed in large type faces, size 18" x 12", folds.
Wills, Printer, The Axe Fishing Tackle & Gun Warehouse, Axminster. 1852.
AGREEMENT for the division of property of the late William Boucher of Thornhill House, William Douglas of the East India Company, now residing at Madras, and George Baker of Warwick.
10p. folio, sewn at edge, folded with docket title, signed by Baker and Douglas's attorney. Attached with silk tape is Douglas's Power of Attorney to his Solicitors at Salisbury, 3p., large folio, thin blue paper, signed.
¶ Refers to Manor, Farms and Lands at Thornhill, together with lands lately purchased of the Marquis of Anglesey, as well as lands at Margaret Marsh, Lydlinch, Shaftesbury, and lands in Somerset.
PEDIGREE of Mrs Phillis March, Widow. Re. Browning decd.
Manuscript on paper 10" x 23", folds, showing the children of James Frizzle and Mary Tice, with their baptism, marriage, death dates, and their spouses. 'Tollpuddle' is written on the back.
RELEASE in fee of several pieces of Ground in Wambrook allotted in respect of his Estates, John Beviss of Wambrook to Thomas Lawrence of Chard.
Two vellum sheets, vellum slightly browned, size 17" x 28", wax seals. Refers to allotments of Common ground of Wambrook under the Enclosure Act. Lists the plots by number according to the enclosure plan, and the tenements such as White's, Brown's, Warren's, Darby's, etc. qualifying Beviss for them. Loosely inserted is a lease for a year relating to the same transaction.
ASSIGNMENT of a piece of land at Wareham at the south side of West Street, Revd. H. Capel to R.C. Hutchings of Wareham.
Vellum, 20" x 22", ink rubbed in parts.
LICENCE to assign land at Pound Lane, John Calcraft of Rempstone Hall to Samuel Townsend of Wareham.
1«p., sm. folio.
HAWKES FREEMAN LIMITED Bridge Cash Stores, Weymouth.
Leaflet advertising 5 types of Frister & Rossmann's sewing machines, 4pp., 8vo, 5 good large illustrations. Gives prices... together with... very small leaflet of the same Weymouth stores advertising the 'Kent' rotary knife cleaner, 4pp., illustration.
LIST OF PROPERTIES Belonging to the Corporation.
16pp., 4to, printed in columns with Property, Lessee, Term of Lease etc. Vertical fold.
PROPOSED PLAN of Layout of the Weymouth Bay Estate. Estate Surveyors Jackson & Greenen, Bournemouth.
Coloured plan, size 20" x 34", showing plots above Overcombe Beach, proposed Cliff Walk and Gardens, Recreation Ground, Charlbury Lodge, Jordon Farm, Preston. Each plot numbered. Some stamped 'Sold'. Folded to 8vo.
Issued November 1926.
RECORD OF PAYMENT for 'Harwich Light'.
Single folio sheet titled on verso 'Weymouth Harwich Light for Ladyday Quarter 1809', manuscript listing 4 quarterly payments for 1809, on verso ruled columns giving breakdown of Ladyday payment, single line, signed J.H. Browne.
RELEASE FOR MAKING A TENANT to the Freehold in Order to make a Recovery with Voucher, Samuel Braine, Mariner and Ann his Wife daughter of Thomas Ledoze, to James Syndercombe of Stratton, Dorset and others.
Refers to two messuages and gardens in the part of town called Melcombeside, adjoining lands belonging to the late dissolved Priory, and Governor's Street. 6p., folio. Copy made in 1796 of original release of 1739.
¶ Names many occupiers of properties adjoining the two properties, both previous and present.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS scale 6" to 1 mile.
Sheets XXIV S.W. (Henbury Park, Charborough Park), Sheet XXV S.E. Hinton Parva, High Hall, Sheet XXXIV N.W. (Shapwick, Sturminster Marshall), Sheet XXVI N.W. Chalbury, Horton, Sheet XXV N.E. (More Crichel, Witchhampton), Sheet XLII N.E. (Bloxworth), Sheet XVI S.W. (Wimborne St. Giles, Woodlands), Sheet VIII S.W. (Fontmell Magna, East Orchard). Three of the maps are 1929 editions with red contours. The others are Second Editions 1902. 8 maps.
PLAN OF WIMBOURNE MINSTER copper engraved plan, covering the town from Walford Mill to Deans Court.
Size 13" x 10", clipped to edge on left side. With Reference table giving index to buildings. Small compass rose with face of sun.
n.d. late 18th century.
¶ Appears to have been taken from a book.
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