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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. £18.00

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Bocking, Stisted 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. c1780-1853. £140.00

  6. 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. £26.00

  7. 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. £32.00

  8. 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. £95.00

  9. Colchester 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. 1817. £14.00

  10. Felsted 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. 1793. £18.00

  11. Halstead 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. 1831. £15.00

  12. Halstead 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. £14.00

  13. 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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  14. 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

  15. Pattiswick Hall 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. 1825. £12.00

  16. Pattiswick 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. £14.00

  17. 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

  18. 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. £20.00

  19. 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. £40.00

  20. Southend 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. £22.00

  21. 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

  22. Stisted 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. 1837-41. £36.00
    The farm appears to have been sold to Onley S. Onley by the heirs of Mr. May.

  23. 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.

  24. Stisted 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. £14.00

  25. 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. £22.00
    Shows in detail the layout of New Hall, Boreham House, Mowden Hall, Chelmer and Blackwater Canal, Terling Hall.

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