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  1. Billericay WILL of Thomas Bram of Billericay, Glazier. Contemporary copy on 2 folio sheets. Directs that his lands in Great Burstead be sold and the money used for numerous bequests, to his apprentice, poor of Great Burstead, etc. 1764. £14.00

  2. Bishops Waltham SOLICITOR'S MEMORANDUM regarding the arrangements for the inheritance of the property of Mary Rotherham of Waltham House. The use of the house and contents was left to Anne Yonge (Lady Yonge) who by her will of 1775 left the goods, including 'the French plate at Waltham House' to Louisa Yonge. 3p., draft, with amendments. n.d. c1800. £14.00
    Mentions the trustees of the property, who included Lord Vernon.


  3. Black Notley PROBATE of the will of George Lilly of Black Notley, yeoman. Manuscript in a large hand on vellum, size 12" x 26", printed administration certificate attached, large papered seal. 1764. £18.00
    Bequeathes his farm called Fryers, some cottages, the Black Barn, held of the Manor of Leeze le Rich and Lavenders and his capital messuage called the Green Dragon in Black Notley to his brother.


  4. Bocking and Stisted COPY OF MR SRJT. SHEPHERD'S OPINION as Copyholds of the manors of Bocking and Stysted. 3p., folio, folded. 1810. £15.00
    Refers to Lord Harewood, his wife Elizabeth Lascelles, Sir William Milner.


  5. Bocking WILL of Richard Reeve of Bocking, Gentleman. 5p, large folio, folded. Neatly written throughout. Refers to his messuages called Boones, Fletchers, Chiswicks and Harveys, in Bocking and Gosfield. Will of 1754, copy c1805. £14.00

  6. Bocking, Stisted ABSTRACT OF MR JEGON'S TITLE to a Mannor or Reputed Mannor and Estate called Kentish in Stisted and Bocking... in Mortgage to Robert Bridge... 40p., small folio. n.d. c1780. Paper folded in booklet form to small folio, but not sewn. Some small brownish stains at bottom of last few leaves. Details title with details of various deeds, etc., from 1497 to 1756, referring in the 1552 Indenture to the fact the estate was 'parcel of the late Disolved Chantry of Buors St. Mary.' c1780. £24.00

  7. Broxbourne, Nazeing, Cheshunt ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIX N.E. and sheets to the south and east. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water-features coloured. Some areas round Nazeing shaded pale blue and marked with dates in small ink figures, a few other areas outlined in pink. 1897. £18.00

  8. Castle Hedingham PROBATE of the Codicil to the will of Ambrose Myall (already Proved) late of Castle Hedingham decd. Vellum, size 16" x 21", written in a particularly large and bold hand, with probate certificate in manuscript attached, large papered seal. John Parmenter Parish Clerk and Timothy Bowyer, Inkeeper, both of Stambourn, swear that the writing of Myall's memorandum the document is definitely his 'having often seen him write and subscribe his name'. 1825. £12.00

  9. Chelmsford, Maldon, Halstead, Much Hadham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 222, 223, etc., Size 27" x 37", scale 1" to 1 mile, composite map, dissected and linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers, lacks front endpaper. Wyld label in bottom margin. Some very slight discolouration in places on left side. Electrotype 1886. £28.00

  10. Chingford reservoirs IN PARLIAMENT. EAST LONDON WATER Plans and Sections Session 1900. William B. Bryan, M. Inst. C.E., Engineer. Four lithographed sheets, size 22" x 30", plus title page with 'Explanation'. Sewn into pale green wraps, with large printed title in decorative typefaces, morocco spine, morocco split down spine (sewing sound). Comprises (i) Plan of intended reservoirs between Chingfield and Edmonton. Scale 6" to a mile. Intended reservoirs handcoloured. Shows river Lea, lines of conduits, diversion of river, railway, buildings, Ponders End Station, roads, proposed cuts, etc. (ii) Six enlargements at 25" to a mile of specific points on plan. 9" repaired tear at right hand edge reaching into one enlargement. (iii) Sections. 2 small edge tears. (iv) Plan of Road Diversion, 6" to a mile, One enlargement & 3 sections below. 1" tear at edge. Waterlow & Sons. 1900. £45.00

  11. Little Burstead WATERCOLOUR titled 'Little Burstead Church, Essex, S.E.'. Size 6" x 7", with ruled border, in grey tones, with detailing in ink. Some slight spotting in sky area. c1820. £16.00
    The foreground of the churchyard is shown in a rather poor perspective but the architectural detail of the church is well-drawn.


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  12. Northfleet, Grays Thurrock, Gravesend ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XCV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. 1923. £18.00

  13. Purleigh COPY OF A CLAUSE in the Will of Mr Wm. Sturgeon decd. dated 3d Mar. 1763. whereby he devises his Farm in Purleigh to his youngest Daur. Eliz. Sturgeon. 1p., sm. folio, plus blank conjoint leaf. Attested as being a true copy by Wm. Smart. 1772. £10.00
    Refers to lands he purchased of Mr Beal, and his farm lying in Layer de la Hay in the occupation of John Bridge Wheelwright, and messuage late in the occupation of Thomas Peake.


  14. Purleigh, Althorne, Bridgemarsh Island ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. A few small fields shaded. Second Edition 1897. £18.00

  15. Rivenhall (Manor Court) SURRENDER by Daniel Chaplin, farmer and miller, of a tenement of 60 acres called Withies. 3p., folio. Signed by Steward and Chaplin... together with... DECLARATION by William Brown of Rivenhall, Gardener, that he is acquainted with the farm called Withies, and it consists of the following fields... (names 16 fields). Signed with his mark. 1p., folio. 1829... together with... RELEASE of two legacies... charged on Withies farm... 1823. 3p., folio. 3 items. 1823-9. £14.00

  16. Sisted MEMORANDUM of an Agreement made between Henry Gilbert the elder in Sisted and Daniel Weaver the younger his appprentice. Releases Weaver from his servitude for the sum of £2., stating that he is not to become chargeable to Gilbert 'on Account of Sickness or any Other Accidence'. 1p., sm. folio, signed by the three parties, witnessed. 1763... together with... Receipt dated 17th July 1762 for a payment of interest by Daniel Weaver for purchase money of an Estate conveyed to him. 7 lines, 8vo... together with... A True Inventory of the Household Furniture of Daviel Weaver late of Systed...' 10 lines on sm. 4to sheet, signed with her mark by Sarah Weaver. As well as rush bottom chairs, pewter plates, warming pan, etc., includes brewing articles 'one brewing copper and four tubbs... one twenty and one thirty gallon vessel...'... together with small slip of paper 'An account of the Goods that have been sold late the property of Daniel Weaver', with price. 9 items listed.... together with... Lawyers Bill to Mrs Sarah Weaver, Dec. 1769, for preparing the probate of her late husband's will. 8 items listed. 1p., sm. 8vo. 5 pieces. late 18th century. £30.00

  17. Stisted A BILL OF CARPENTERS WORK done to the houses belonging to Mr. Hurrill at Borehampton... by order of Wm. Coote of Braintree.... To Thos. Smith... Large folio sheet listing prices for wood nails, labour etc. 33 items listed. Includes lengths of wood ('4ft of Elm board for Carter's back door'), clasp and clout nails, etc. Signed by Smith. Clipped at top, there may have been another bill above this on a longer sheet. July 1804. £16.00

  18. Stisted ACCOUNT of sums paid in 1751 to Daniel Wood from John Thorn and Miss Rayment relative to a mortgage on messuage at Stisted. 1p., 4to, signed and witnessed... with... Memorandum relative to a mortgage of 1742 from Daniel Wood to John Disbrow, 13 lines, 1p., small 4to... with... a note on a slip of paper saying that when the deed was executed Hannah Wood was just then delivered of a child 'and could not sit up in the bed which was the reason of her making her marke...' (the deed not present)... together with a receipt of 1785 for money paid by Mrs Sparrow relative to a blacksmith's shop in Stisted, 1785, and a note of June 5 1724 for £40 for land bought by John Finch of Henry Hensman now in the occupation of Elias Harvey. 4 lines, witnessed. 1724-1751. £18.00

  19. Stisted AN ESTIMATE OF THE TIMBER now Growing upon a Farm Call'd Kentish in the Parish of Stisted an Estate of the Late Mr Charles Jegon Deceased as Follows... Manuscript, 1p., small folio. 22 lines listing name of wood or field, number of oaks, elms etc., and total in money. Folds. 1761. £12.00

  20. Stisted BILL of M. Hurrell to Will. Coote. For builder's work done at Stisted, Hawkes & Others. On paper size 15" x 6", 26 items with cost. Folded with docket title on verso. Includes 'to 6ft Elem board for stares', 'to 6ft of window cill', 'Pd Eaton and Coney Blacksmith'. 1802. £14.00

  21. Stisted COPY WILL of Nathan Summers of Stisted, Carpenter. 2p., folio. 1772. £20.00
    Leaves his share of an estate at Ashen to his children, leaves his hop ground and windmill with the stones and all other utensils belonging at Stisted to his wife. This was possibly the mill still standing in King's Lane, Stisted.


  22. Terling, Boreham, Hatfield Peverel ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps, front wrap stained. Some fields shaded in watercolour, marked with ink numbers, presumably relating to auction sale. Margins rather grubby. 1881. £15.00
    Shows in detail the layout of New Hall, Boreham House, Mowden Hall, Chelmer and Blackwater Canal, Terling Hall.


  23. Terling, Boreham, Hatfield Peverel ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps, front wrap stained. Some fields shaded in watercolour, marked with ink numbers, presumably relating to auction sale. Margins rather grubby. 1881. £15.00
    Shows in detail the layout of New Hall, Boreham House, Mowden Hall, Chelmer and Blackwater Canal, Terling Hall.


  24. Thaxted WILL AND CODICIL of Thomas Smith, Shopkeeper, of Thaxted, 1802. Manuscript on two pages, large folio. Copy, paper water-marked 1794. 1802. £15.00

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