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.
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.
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.
DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a part of messuage, cottage and lands in Fleckney, Sir Alexander Cave of Baggrave and others to John Halford of Kibworth Beauchamp and Thomas Andrew of Wistow.
Vellum size 24" x 29", with a smaller sheet 10" x 24", signed by four parties, only one of the tags still has a wax seal, chipped. Some light waterstaining down part of central fold, not affecting legibility. Large calligraphic initial letter with date inside it. Witnessed on verso.
¶ The lands involved were three acres of arable, three poles of meadow, one cow pasture and ten sheep's commons.
APPRENETICESHIP INDENTURE whereby Richard Johnson son of William Johnson of Evington is apprentised to John Palmer of Leicester, fellmonger, for seven years.
On vellum, size 7" x 11", 20 lines in a small fine hand. Signed by Palmer, tag, but lacks wax seal. Signed on verso by three witnesses. Two very small wormholes, one of which affects one letter.
¶ With the usual stipulations about not frequenting taverns or tippling houses, not committing fornication, matrimony, etc.
MAP OF RESERVOIRS
Map printed in black and 2 colours, showing reservoirs in blue, with names of 'service reservoirs' in buff. Size 22" x 32". Covers Thorpe Langton, Cadeby, Kegworth. Shows railways, stations, roads, villages, rivers, streets in Leicester.
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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.
¶ Mentions Oadby, 'Burbidge' (Burbage), Seagrave.
Teesdale & Co. Publisher
MAP OF LEICESTERSHIRE
Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16".
¶ Shaded in wards.
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