SEVEN LETTING AGREEMENTS between Robert Cann Lippincott and Sarah Virgo, William James, Thomas Hunt and George May for lands in Almondsbury.
Folio, each 2p printed, with manuscript inserts, and on adjoining page a list of lands with acreage and cultivation. Folded with docket titles. Docket titles dusty and rather grubby... together with... 5p. document listing pieces of land relating to a tithe apportionment, 1860.
¶ Includes part of Cattybrook Common, Black Horse Hill etc. Vigo's 1878 agreement lists land taken by the Great Western Railway.
GLOCESTRIA Ducatus, Vulgo Glocestershire.
Engraved map, size 15" x 19", plus margins. Latin text on verso. Attractive cartouche showing shepherds and shepherdess with sheep, ten armorial shields at top left, held by cherubs, plus two left blank, scale bar in English and German miles. Central fold, some very light browning at top part of central fold. A few small marginal tears, repaired.
¶ A beautifully engraved map. Shows towns, villages, churches, hundreds, hills, parks, forests, woods, moors, rivers, bridges. Estates such as Sudeley and Berkeley are shown surrounded by a kind of stockade.
LEASE of a messuage in Charlton in the parish of Henbury, together with various named closes of land, Richard Haynes late of Wick and Abson, now of Bristol, to Ralph Baker, yeoman.
Vellum, 24" x 28", signed by Haynes with armorial wax seal on tag. Witnessed on verso, with receipt for payment. Someone has written 'Charlton' in blue ink on verso.
¶ As well as the rent of 20s Baker was to furnish 'one Barrell of Good Cyder' a year.
Cheltenham and District
ORDNANCE SURVEY Tourist Map.
Size 23" x 33", full colour printing. Linen-backed and folding into grained paper wraps with Stanford label showing red and green globe.
CATALOGUE OF HORSES To be Sold by Auction by Warner, Sheppard & Wade Ltd. at The Repository, Cheltenham, Oct. 13th....
Catalogue, 4pp., folio, folded. Lists 96 horses under owner's name, with type of horse, age, character, prizes won, where hunted, brief history etc. Three horizontal folds, with water staining and discolouration along folds, tear in margin at two folds, some foxing spots. Loosely inserted is Catalogue of Carriages, Harness & Saddlery for sale after the horses. 1p. 4to.
n.d. late 19th century.
¶ Owners include Hartigan Brothers, Waterford; Asgill Colville; R.C Berkeley; Charles Tilley, Huntsfield Court ('sold on account of Owner having bought a Motor Car').
CATALOGUE OF HORSES To be Sold by Auction at the Repository, Cheltenham... May 7, 1908.
4pp., folio. Folds. Lists 10 horses owned by A. Byard,. 4 hunters property of C. Ratcliff, 18 Cotswold Hunt Horses, and numerous horses of other owners. Some slight darkening of paper and slight wear on the 'Conditions of Sale' section on the back page... together with... single sheet catalogue, 1p, 4to, of sale of Carriages, Harness etc. on October 13th.
COPY PETITION to the Mayor and Corporation against the Light Railway making a double line in St. George's Road.
Long strip of paper listing 53 owners and residents in St. George's Road, in ink, with wording of petition in pencil at head... together with... 2 accompanying copy letters.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIV.
Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 29", plus margins. Mounted on linen and folding into plain 8vo endpapers. A couple of very small holes in linen where folds meet. Main roads, parkland, and county borders hand-coloured.
Printed from an Electrotype 1876.
¶ Also covers small parts of Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.
from B. Bathurst on headed notepaper of Thessaly Lodge, Stratton, to an unnamed lady correspondent, in reply to a letter about the registration of nurses 'I must see the Bill.... before I say that I will support it.... I should be pleased to support a Bill which would have any good effect for the care of the sick....' 2p, sm. 8vo.
Jan. 16th, 1904.
LEASE FOR A YEAR of land called Lower Long Meadow in the Tything of Coleford, John Rosser of Coleford, Stonecutter, to James Simmonds of Berkeley, gent.
Two and a half pages, folio, signed with wax seal.
AT THE ROLLS ... Master of the Rolls.
Case referring to a petition of Dame Margaret Johnstone and her children regarding a mortgage on the sale of the Manor of Compton Greenfield, with the Advowson and right of presentation to the Church of Compton, the Mansion House, etc. 25p., small folio. Docket title 'Order Confirming Report'... together with... similar document, 21p., with docket title 'Order for payt. of residue of Mortge Money & reconveyance.'
2nd April and 21st July 1810.
FINE relating to two messuages, two barns, two stables, two orchards, twelve acres of land... twelve acres of wood and common of pasture... in the parish of Compton Greenfield, made between Elizabeth Price and Edmund Brown.
18 lines on vellum, size 10" x 17". A few light brown spots on right side.
Cribbs Causeway and Over
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVII.12.
Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Some small creases throughout.
¶ Shows Compton Greenfield, Hollywood Tower, Over Court.
PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE Of Freehold Cottage at Broomsgreen, Dymock. To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Lomas and Anthony at The Horse Shoe Inn, Broomsgreen On Friday the 12th day of August 1904. Loosely inserted is a large printed poster for the sale.
3pp, folio, docket title.
PROBATE of the will of Thomas Onions of Ryton, yeoman.
Vellum, size 20" x 23", printed certificate and large papered seal attached.
Elberton, Littleton, Aust
PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Properties forming the Northern portion of the Over Court Estates.... consisting of about 1239 Acres.... which will be Sold by Auction... 21st day of June, 1917.
16pp., folio, plus 3 pages of photographs, two per page. Key map at front, and one only (of 2) folding maps in pocket at rear. Original wraps, split down spine, many pages loose, paper rather browned and brittle.
¶ Includes Camp Farm, Haywood Far, Mumbleys Farm, Elberton Court Farm, Jemmys Farm, Cote Farm, Manor Farm.
OBLIGATION BOND of Philip Baker late of Felton, grazier, now of Langston in Monmouth, to John Smith of St. Philip and Jacob in Gloucestershire, gardener.
1p., sm. folio, with blank conjoint leaf, printed with manuscript inserts. Signed by Baker, with good wax seal.
Forthampton and Chaceley
PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a valuable residential property The Forthampton House Estate... comprising a Queen Anne Residence... The Lower Farm, Forthampton, New Barn Farm and Lawn Farm, Chaceley... George Hone will sell the above by auction... 24th June, 1939.
9pp., small folio, stiff printed wraps, photograph tipped on front wrap, one other tipped-in photo, plan in pocket at back.
Frampton upon Severn
WILL of John Hieron of Frampton, 1776.
2p, folio, attested copy taken in 1787. Leaves his estate at Frampton 'lately purchased of Thomas Loveday of Painswick' to his three sons.
¶ Also refers to 'one acre of land in the Nassfield'.
ORDER OF AFFILIATION to William Brown, of Barton St., Labourer, to pay to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the parish of Saint John Baptist an unspecified sum for the keep of the bastard child of Elizabeth Smith, born in the Workhouse of the City.
1p., small folio, printed, with detals filled in in manuscript. The sum to be paid has not been filled in.
THE EXAMINATION of Ann Ballinger, late Ann Trotter.
Who sayeth that she twenty seven years ago hired herself to John Spencer of the Boothall Inn, Gloucester. States Sarah Aldridge was a fellow servant who on 3rd Sept. 1809 married Thos. Johnson at Hempstead Church, and Ann was Brides Maid. 22 lines, manuscript, on small folio sheet. Signed by two J.P.'s.
Tirley, Jan. 1832.
THE RECREATIVE An Amateur Monthly Magazine. Edited by Jos. Browning and T.S. Humpidge.
Young people's magazine, three volumes, size 6" x 8", limp wraps, content neatly written in ink, with occasional small illustrations. Title page, with address of 6, Berkeley Villas, Bristol Road, Gloucester, contents page. Comprises No. 2 March 1873. 77p.; No. 4 May 1873. 109p.; No. 5 June 1873. 90p. A note on each flyleaf notes that time for reading by subscribers is 3 days, then it must be returned to the Editor.
¶ Some initial letters with decorative illustrations, and some small pen illustrations in text. Includes 'Jottings on North Wales by X,Y' describing trip to Llangollen, Bettws y Coed etc., 12p., 'Kicking up a Shine' poetry by H. Humpidge', 'Frank Graham or the Far West by H. Haines', 'Moral Samsons' by S. Mercer. Being the Substance of a paper read at the Southgate Young Men's Association, 'Obituary. Justus Baron von Leibig', article on science, electric light, etc. The 1861 census shows Thomas S. Humpidge age 7 at Falkner St., and Josiah Browning age 11 at the same street.
Gloucester Waggon Company Limited and Reduced
DIRECTORS' REPORTS & ACCOUNTS 30th June, 1888.
Folio, 4 printed pages, folded, couple of short tears.
¶ 'The Waggon stock of the Company now consists of 5,436 wagons let on simple hire, and 3,232 sold on deferred payments...'
CORRESPONDENCE between Robert Rance and his agent regarding the letting of a farm of 450 acres near Beckford in the parish of Great Washbourne.
6 letters from Robert Prance at Hampstead, 1864-70, with 8 letters from his agent, prospective tenant etc., and letter to Editor of Gloucester Journal with the text of the advert for letting.
¶ Robert Rance was Lord of the Manor.
PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable.... Estate Situate in the Parish of Great Washbourne which will be Sold by Auction at the Swan Hotel, Tewkesbury... 6th Day of September, 1854.
Folio, folded, 2pp plus hand-coloured lithographed plan on third page, with reference table giving names of fields and acreage. Some slight wear at folds in page with plan.
Henbury and Compton Greenfield
AGREEMENT for letting a farm in Henbury and Compton, Sir Henry Cann Lippincott to Thomas Pearce.
Large folio printed form on two pages, thick paper, manuscript inserts. On facing page is nicely-written Schedule with names of 21 fields etc., with acreage. Signed by both parties. .... together with... seven similar agreements for farms at Compton and Henbury. All folded, outside sheets with docket titles rather dusty.
Hicks Beach (Sir Michael)
LETTER signed 'W. Hicks Beach' to Messrs Martin and Leslie, Feb. 14th 1883.
5 lines, on 8vo notepaper with insignia of the Carlton Club. Says he has no objection to their putting his name on the back of the two bills they sent him. The letter has been pasted on to thicker paper.
¶ Hicks Beach was Chief Secretary for Ireland.
Head and shoulders portrait, in profile, size , pasted onto thick card.
LEASE FOR A YEAR of a dwelling house newly built by William Thomas, with Craddock's Wood and Lawrence's Wood, Arthur Trewman of Westerleigh to Walter Chapman of Bristol, Tanner.
Vellum, size 17" x 25", engraved heading with coat of arms, signed by 5 parties with wax seals showing an animal. Some slight browning in parts.
of the Term of 1000 yeares of closes of ground called Winshill, Chobley, Marlpitts, The Ridings, in the parish of Iron Acton, Mathew Crew of Wickwar, Clothier, John Walker of Yate, Clothier, to William Machin and Charles Edmonds. 6 signatures with 6 good armorial wax seals with rampant lion, witnessed on verso. Vellum, decorative calligraphic initial 'T', size 27" x 31", some minor slight darkening of vellum, but script strong and black.
¶ Includes common of pasture and common of estover and power to dig stones in the commons and wastes of the Manor of Iron Acton.
Levens & Why, Surveyors
PLAN OF OVER COURT BUILDING ESTATE Almondsbury. Levens & Why, Surveyors.
Plan size 30" x 23", folds, scale 2" = approx 500ft. Shows buildings, fields boundaries, different types of woodland, railway, Post Office. Covers area from the railway line in the north to Highwood Lane in the south. Circular brown stain approx. 3" in diameter in top right corner, just obtruding onto one name, two 6" tears, repaired with archival tape..
LEASE FOR A YEAR of a cottage in the hamlet of Longford together with two newly-erected cottages now in the occupation of John Cam and Charles Wells, James Nicholls, Tailor, to Thomas Aubrey, yeoman.
Vellum, 18" x 25". Wax seal.
for sale of 'commodious Country Residence.... Lands and Brewery, most desirably situate at Moorend.... all that productive Quarry.... Copse Wood....' at the Full Moon Inn, Bristol, John Rutter, Solicitor, Shaftesbury. Off-print of newspaper advert., single column, printed on folded sm. folio sheet, slight foxing.
Manor of Hempton and Patchway
MAP OF ENCROACHMENTS ON THE MANOR OF HEMPTON AND PATCHWAY in the Parish of Almondsbury 1862.
Manuscript map in ink and colour wash, on paper backed with linen. Size 26" x 66". Scale 3" = 5 chains. Shows numerous plots shaded in different colours, at Woodlands Green and Patchway Green, and along a road which bisects the road to Gloucester at the Patchway Inn. There is a large Reference Table with key to the 62 plots, giving Occupier, Acknowledgement and Quantity. There is an inset map 'At Almondsbury Hill' on the left, showing one plot, and Manor Stones. There is a key to the colours for the different types of encroachments (e.g. held on lease for lives), and symbol for trees along the turnpike road which belong to the Lord of the Manor ('mainly elm'). Some traces of light foxing and lines of waterstaining, creases in paper and small tear in paper (not in linen) at the right edge.
Copied from a map of 1854, corrected Nov. 1862.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
For a further selection and to receive my latest catalogue please
email :- email@example.com
ARTICLES TRIPARTITE between Mary Hollister, Widow of Edward Hollister late of Bristol, wine copper, deceased, Laurence Hollister of Bristol, wine cooper, and William Hollister yeoman, and others, relative to the intended marriage of Laurence Hollister and Mary Hollister of Compton.
On vellum, size 22" x 26". Relates to house and four acres of land called Long Croft in Oldbury. Signed by 6 parties with wax seals on tags, 3 tags without seals. Small patch about and inch square where ink rubbed and illegible. 'Oldbury House & Land' written in biro in small letters under title on verso.
Olveston and Old Down
PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Cottages, Gardens and Grazing Lands... at Olveston... for sale by Auction at the White Hart Inn... 4th July 1894, in 19 Lots.
5pp., folio, folded with docket title. Two large folding coloured plans. Docket title is dusty, and has some rubbing at folds, small repaired tear in one plan. Purchaser's names and hammer price of each lot entered in ink in margins.
COUNTERPART LEASE of John Dowell of Over to Thomas Bracy, yeoman, of lands in the Manor of Over, including Parke Leaze, Hill Leaze, Overs Mead.
On vellum, 26" x 28", wax seal. 2 small holes in vellum with loss of a few letters. Note on verso re. houseboot, hedgeboot, plowboot, fireboot. Vellum slightly darkened.
AGREEMENT between Robert Townsend of Pittville Circus, Cheltenham, and John Collins of Steambridge House, Painswick, for the letting of orchard and pasture opposite the house.
Manuscript on 2p, folio. Narrow line of light browning down page.
Painswick, Moreton, Cheltenham, Burford
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLIV.
Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 24" x 29". Dissected and mounted on linen and folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Wide margins at sides, but top margin slightly clipped, with no Sheet Number.
Printed from an Electrotype. Whatman watermark 185?.
LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement in Ruardean now in the occupation of Richard Knight, together with a parcel of land whereon a Pig's Cot formerly stood, Winney Terrett of Bath to George Robins of Nanty-glo in Monmouth, Innholder.
Vellum, size 17" x 23". Wax seal.
Sherwood, Jones & Co. Pub.
WILLIAMSTRIP Engraving of the house with a hunt meeting in the foreground.
Size 4«" x 5«", plus margins.
Engraved by J. Storer.
FEOFFMENT of a ridge of arable land called South Furlong in Slimbridge, Thomas Stratford of Horsley, to John Jeffreys of Slimbridge.
Vellum, size 13" x 23", fine engraved heading with coat of arms. Signed with wax seal. Vellum slightly spotty.
¶ Gives names of occupiers of adjoining lands.
PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate Known as Kingston Farm, with Good Farm House & Buildings, Four Cottages, 116 Acres.... and Orcharding.... close to some of the best meets of Lord Fitzhardinge's Hounds.... to Be Sold by Auction.... 28th June, 1884.
4pp., folio, folded, large hand-coloured folding plan loosely inserted.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By Mr Jefferies, At the George Inn, South Cerney, On Saturday, the 29th of June, 1844.... Freehold Property Situate in South Cerney.
Poster, printed on one side only, size approx. 17" x 11".' With it are 'Conditions of Sale', 4pp, with manuscript notes and amendments. Two 2" tears in poster, neatly repaired on verso with archival tape.
Henry Smith, Printer & Bookseller, Cirencester: 1844.
St. John the Baptist Parish, Gloucester
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 1817-1832.
A small archive of printed documents with manuscript inserts, as follows: (i) Bastardy Order, William Mann, Poulterer, to pay for Elizabeth Caudry's child. 1817. (ii) 16 Removal Orders, 1828-32, ordering the removal of a claimant to another parish, or, occasionally, granting them settlement in St. John's. Gives name of person, occupation, names and ages of children where applicable. Includes: John Reynolds, sack weaver to St. Helen, Abingdon; Isabella Ballinger, wife of William Ballinger, (who has run away), to Frampton on Severn; Anne Johnson (an Idiot aged about 20) to St. Nicholas. Each signed by 2 J.P's. (iii) 19 Orders to the Churchwardens and Overseers to levy a Rate, 1828-31. 12 for a poor rate, 7 for a lamp rate. Each signed by 2 J.P's. All these documents 12" x 8", folded... together with... (iv) Benjamin Jeff's appeal against a rate fixed 18th Dec. 1834. 2p. large folio, in manuscript, signed. Says he does not own any property in the parish. (v) Receipt from Workhouse to Overseers, and 2 other receipts, plus receipt for printing from Walden, printers, Gloucester. 1828.
1817 - 1832.
DISCHARGE of messuage and garden called Whites in Stanton, Thomas Evans the elder of Stanton, Weaver, and Joseph Evans his son to Thomas Evans and William Evans.
On vellum, size 11" x 17", 2 small wax seals on tags. Witnessed on verso.
Tewkesbury Baptist Church
GROUP OF WELL PRINTED POSTERS regarding events at the Sunday School.
Comprises: (i) poster size 20" x 21", printed on bright matt red background in very large black lettering, advertising the visit of the General Secretary of the Sunday School Union, The Rev. Carey Bonner. (ii) Poster size 32" x 23", printed in red and black lettering, advertising Bonner's visit, October 5th, 1916, and service, public tea, table conference and lecture on the same day. Repaired tear 7" long top left. (iii) Poster size 23" x 17", advertising service for 106 Anniversary. Red lettering in a blue shield. Some spotting. (iv) Poster size 20" x 10", large blue lettering, advertising 110th Birthday Services. (v) Poster size 25" x 19 advertising services and preacher for 105th Anniversary May 28th, 1916. Printed in large black lettering on matt blue ground. All posters folded. 5 items.
¶ The posters printed on red and black are particularly striking.
BILLHEAD of Knight and Son, Boot and Shoe Manufacturers, Eagle Factory, Tewkesbury, and Kingswood Bristol.
4to bill made out to Henry Nicholls, Cheltenham, for 'rivet' 'sewn', 'girl's button' etc., per Passenger Train. With a fine engraved view of the works, with tall smoking chimney, waggons drawing up, size 3" x 6". Bill has been clipped down left side with loss of a word at the side of the vignette.... together with... two bills of T.H. Gotch & Sons, Kettering, also made out to Nicholls, 9 Manchester Walk, Cheltenham, for 4 pairs men's boots, 3 pair youths' boots no nails, etc. (17 items), 'per Midland Railway marked H.N'. Each 4to, printed heading. 3 items.
COPY RELEASE dwelling house and malthouse in the High Street, John Clarke to Thomas Sandilands.
COPY OF THE WILL OF JAMES COWLES of Tockington, gentleman, 1st February 1781.
Manuscript on paper, 3p., folio. A few tears at folds repaired with archival tape. Old tape repair at marginal tear. Note saying the original Will proved 1782.
Paper watermarked 1794.
¶ Gives his half of his household goods at Tockington, with one two handled and one small Silver Cupp' to Joany Barrow, to his neice Susanah Waring 'all my Estate and ffisherys at Littleton let to John Bendall. Also gives bequest to William Fisher of Philadelphia, and to John Cattell of South Carolina, and to his servants. Gives his house in Wine Street Bristol to the widow of his nephew William Cowles, and after her decease interest therein to Thomas Prichard. Also lists lands at Thornbury and at Longhope. In a Postscript he gives William Weare Watson and Company 'owners of Tobacco Shipt about ten years ago on the Ship Flora... two hundred pounds towards the ship damage thereon...'
PLAN OF THE TURNPIKE ROAD from Cirencester to Cheltenham, through the Several Parishes of Cirencester, Baunton, North Cerney, Rendcombe.... in the County of Gloucester, distance 14 miles 5 furlongs & 176 yards.
On vellum, in ink and some colour. Size 11" x 45". Large title, decorative compass rose, scale bar. Scale 8 Furlongs = 1 mile. Shows buildings, water features, woodland, field outlines (with small numbers), large estates, occasional name of large proprietor, roads nearby. Key to colour says 'The intended Road going on Old Road is coloured Yellow. On New Ground it is coloured Red.' A later hand has crossed out the names of the parishes above and substituted in very pale ink 'With branch from near Cockleford to the bottom of Birdlip Hill'. In black has been added another line of road, with this branch shown. The same hand has crossed out the initial of 'Trinder', and amended the date 1820 to 1825.
1820 with later amendments.
Westbury on Trym and Henbury parishes
LEASE FOR A YEAR of a capital messuage known as Canford, lately purchased from the widow of Richard Lane, Alderman, and a messuage in Saltmarsh with various named closes.... Sir Thomas Cann to William Cann and Thomas Cowles.
Vellum, size 15" x 24", three chipped wax seals, witnessed on verso. Someone at a later date has underlined a line of text relating to the fishing in ink and made a note in the margin.
¶ Names the closes of land with acreage, in Saltmarsh and Compton Greenfield. Includes the right of common for 92 sheep in Chilmead Wharth, for 20 sheep, one mare and colt, one goose and gander in the Common of Compton, and the 'wearestage or fishing stage in the River of Severn'. The lands were at one time held by Sir John Berkeley.
Back to the Top
Or for further information contact Lesley Aitchison :-
Tel:- (0117) 9076899
Gloucestershire Acts of Parliament
Somerset -- Wiltshire
Oxfordshire -- Herefordshire -- Monmouthshire -- Worcestershire
General ( Includes items of GLOUCESTERSHIRE interest. )
Selection of items I wish to purchase
Selection of Gloucestershire books for sale from Ambra Books.
LESLEY AITCHISON'S Home page
Copyright © LESLEY AITCHISON- 2021. All rights reserved.