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.
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.
¶ 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.
Bocking and Stisted
COPY OF MR SRJT. SHEPHERD'S OPINION as Copyholds of the manors of Bocking and Stysted.
3«p., folio, folded.
¶ Refers to Lord Harewood, his wife Elizabeth Lascelles, Sir William Milner.
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.
ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of William Hugh Rankin to a Freehold... Estate situate and lying in Bocking, Stisted in the County of Essex.
Manuscript neatly written on 50 pages folio, tied at corner with tape, folded. Details title from 1723 (reciting indenture of 1692 between the Archbishop of York and Darcy Dawes), to 1834. Includes Mansion House called Geat Lyons, Crabtree Broom Farm, lands and messuages in Bocking and Stisted, cottages near Lyons, Rawlins Lyons, Lyons Hall Farm, Harveys Farm, many named fields with acreages. .. together with... ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Osgood Hanbury to Property situate in the Parishes of Stistead and Halstead in the County of Essex. 1852. 27 pages folio, folded. Details title from 1792 to 1853. Refers to Lucas Garden, Sheep Coat Spring Wood, Ashwood Spring Wood, Lucas Reeden and other lands... together with... 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. Some brownish staining at bottom of last few leaves. Details title 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... together with... AN ABSTRACT OF AN ESTATE belonging to Daniel Wood of Stisted yeoman... Refers to Trewloves Croft. 2p., small folio. Details title from 1624 to 1751. n.d. late 18th century. 2p, sm. folio... together with... ABSTRACT of the Title of Joseph Bicknore to several messuages and tenements in Stisted... 1824. Title from 1787 - 1823. 7p., folio... together with... DECLARATION of Osgood Hanbury as to a piece of land called Burnt Yards, 2p., folio, 1853. 7 items.
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.
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.
ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Mr Joseph Baines to a messuage in the Parish of St. Mary at the Walls, Colchester.
4p., folio. Affixed is a note by the Chamberlain of Colchester, 1817, saying he has made a search in the Chamberlain's accounts of the city, and giving details of a lease in 1717 and a purchase in 1764.
PROBATE of the will of Bethiah Hurrell late of Felsted, Widow. 29th Nov. 1793.
Probate copy of will on vellum, size 22" x 27", certificate of administration in manuscript attached, papered seal of Archdeaconry of Middlesex. Leaves to her son her farm at Felsted which she holds under Sir James Tylney, her silver cup and brewing copper.
PROBATE of the Will of John Greenwood of Halstead, Gentleman.
Probate copy of the will on 5p., large folio. Leaves his farm called Jerminghams to Joseph Yeldham, to his servant and gardener cottages in Gatehouse Yard, numerous large sums to cousins, etc.
WILL of John Greenwood the elder, of Halstead, Ironmonger.
9p., large folio, folded with docket title. Leaves property in Halstead to his eldest son, a sum of £8,000 in trust for his eldest son and nephew, and a further £6,000 the interest of which is to be used for the care of his youngest son, who is insane.
1811, copy, proved 1812.
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.
¶ 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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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.
DEED OF INDEMNITY relative to a rent charge or annuity on lands in the farm and Manor of Pattiswick Hall, Osgood Hanbury and Charles S. Onley.
3p., folio, signed with small papered seals.
OFFICE COPY WILL of James Brown the Elder of Pattiswick, farmer.
Extracted copy, 2p., folio. Gives lists of property in Pattiswick and Sisted, including Boches Croft, a former tan house, malting offices, land called Brickleys, etc.
Will of 1814, paper watermarked 1869.
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.
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.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 258.
Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Hydrographic Dept. stamp in margin.
Railways inserted to March 1911.
ACCOUNTS FOR MILLS FARM, STISTED 1837-1841.
Two 4to notebooks, marbled wraps, 12p of entries in one, 4p in the other, many blanks. Records wheat, barley, oats sold, with names of purchasers, corn sent to Mill, to 'The Hall' etc. Together with 7 loose sheets of accounts, some dealing with sale at the farm, 4to and small folio.
¶ The farm appears to have been sold to Onley S. Onley by the heirs of Mr. May.
OFFICE COPY WILL AND CODICIL of James Allison, of Sisted, husbandman.
2p., folio. Leaves his wife the use of his house, to his son-in-law his business as beerseller, to his son 'my clock and also the bed whereon I sleep and its furniture'.
Will of 1846, copy c.1868.
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.
¶ Shows in detail the layout of New Hall, Boreham House, Mowden Hall, Chelmer and Blackwater Canal, Terling Hall.
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