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  1. Arden (William) MAP OF AN ESTATE belonging to William Fludyer Esquire in the Parish of Somerby, in the County of Leicester, 1838. Manuscript plan, very finely drawn in delicate ink. Scale 6 chains to an inch. Size 25" X 19", plus margins, on thick paper backed with linen. Title in an attractive variety of lettering, scale bar, compass rose. Shows village of Somerby, with Church and buildings, road to Cold Overton, footway, two areas of land, with fields named with acreage. Adjoining owners named. 1838. £90.00
    A fairly plain map, showing 15 fields, with quite a large area of blank space around. Only the main road coloured. W. Arden is listed in Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as making estate plans in Northamptonshire, Rutland.


  2. Bottesford ACCOUNT OF MONEY PAID AS EXECUTOR on behalf of the late Matthew Ravell by me Richd. Bartram. Manuscript accounts over 10p. 4to, listing expenses from April 1828 - May 1830. Begins with 3 entries for sexton, bearers' and nurse's fees and continues with farm expenses, for 'Joseph Handy for shepherding...', 'Willm. Hodson for Packing Wooll', 'Taking the Wooll to Newark', '53 Sheep bought at Grantham', 'Elizabeth Rouse 13 days haymaking', 'Duke of Rutland a year's chief rent'. Approx. 18 entries per page... with... at the other end of the sewn sheets 'Account of Money Received as Executor in trust of the late Matthew avell by me Richd. Bartram.' 5p. Includes sale of Sheep, foal, barley, 109 Tods of wool, 'heifer sold at Grantham' etc. 15 pages in all. 1828-30. £40.00
    Matthew Ravell lived at Bottesford and died in 1828 at the age of 72.


  3. Bottesford LEASE of lands 'in the liberties precincts and territories of Bottesford, William Dadsley of Skillington in Lincoln, husbandman to Richard Hollingworth of Allington, yeoman. Vellum, size 12" x 21", two wax seals, one with a lion, one with an anchor and a heart. 1705. £30.00

  4. Bottesford OBLIGATION BOND of Mathew Livesey of Bottesford, Yeoman, to William Rose of Shelton, Yeoman. 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf, folds, in English with preamble in Latin, signed by Livesey with small wax seal, two witnesses. 1704. £25.00

  5. Buck (S & N) THE SOUTH-WEST VIEW OF OLVESTON-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF LEICESTER. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 8" x 14", plus wide margins. A fine early impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1730. £20.00

    LEICESTERSHIRE Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  6. Misterton PARTICULARS of the Valuable Freehold Estates at Walcote... Dwelling-House... Three Farm Houses... 329a.... which will be Sold By Auction at the Hind Inn, Lutterworth... October the 1st, 1845. 2pp., plus full page plan lithographed by Le Blond & Co. Title page in a variety of type-faces with decorative border, docket title on verso rather dusty. 1845. £36.00
    With detailed Schedule of Tenants, Field Names, etc. 'The House would form a very eligible Residence.... being in the immediate Vicinity of excellent Coverts in the Quorn, Pytchley, and Atherstone Hunts...'


  7. Oadby area FARM ACCOUNTS 1856 - 1864. Narrow folio cash book, 12" x 4", parchment covered boards, darkened and rubbed at spine. Probably for a farmer called Hawthorn. 109 pages of entries, in an untidy hand, plus many blanks, listing amounts for cheese sold (the sale of cheese predominates) under the heading of purchaser, barley, wheat, oats sold, payments for thatching etc. ('2 men thatching Cotages 2.6d a day, 4 days... £1. 0s 0d'), wages of workers, noting agreements made with them 'Jane Bryan has engaged herself to Mrs Hawthorn for £11. 10s from the 10 of October 1877 till 10 of October 1878', 'sold Mr Evrett 11 qrtrs of beans'. At the beginning of the book about 6 pages have been cut out. 1856-1864. £80.00
    Mentions Oadby, 'Burbidge' (Burbage), Seagrave.


  8. Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF LEICESTERSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £18.00
    Shaded in wards.


  9. Walker (J & C) LEICESTERSHIRE Folding engraved hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 15" x 12", folding to 5" x 4", original boards with decorative paper label. 1842. £16.00

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