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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.


  1. Allington LEASE FOR A YEAR of named lands in the Manor of Allington, Beaumont Leeson and Thomas Houghton to Robert Burton. Vellum, size 16" x 24", two wax seals. 1797. £16.00

  2. Allington WILL of William Marriott of Allington, farmer, 1769. 2p., small folio. Copy of Probate Copy. Paper watermarked 1801. £14.00
    Bequeathes his properties in Allington.


  3. Barnetby le Wold PROBATE of the Will of Mr. William Abey, Tailor. Two vellum sheets, 23" x 29", printed administration certificate attached, papered seal. 1847. £14.00
    Includes ten tenements in Barnetby called 'Welbecks', naming occupiers. Refers also to items of furniture such as 'black dressing table', 'wall glass', etc.


  4. Brigg, Messingham etc. FIVE AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS for Lincolnshire farms, 1949 - 1970. All with printed wraps, 8vo and 4to., all with basic folding plans. 5 items. Brigg brochure has photo on wrap. 1949 - 1970. £18.00
    Comprises Oxford Grange Farm, Barrow; Moor Farm, Linwood; Land at Morton and Walkerith; Nicolgate, Brigg; Black Bank Farm, Messingham.


  5. Fleet, Gedney, St. James Lutton, and Sutton St. Mary A MAP OF PART OF THE PARISHES OF FLEET, GEDNEY, ST JAMES LUTTON, & SUTTON ST. MARY. in South Holland Drainage Lincolnshire. Manuscript plan, water features, droves hand-coloured, with a large compass rose, fine large pictorial watercolour cartouche in grey wash, with trees, cattle, watermeadows etc. Size 58" x 26", plus margins, paper mounted on linen attached to rollers, silk edged, with some of the silk edging frayed or missing. Hundreds of plots are numbered, names in pencil to a few plots. There are also a few pencil sums with plot numbers against figures. Linen rather dusty on verso. J. and W. Newton, Chancery Lane, (London) c.1850. £280.00
    J. and W. Newton, were renowned cartographers and makers of globes.n


  6. Foston AN ABSTRACT of John Cragg's Title to Copyhold Lands in Foston. Manor of Long Bennington and Foston with the Members. 1p., small folio, manuscript, detailing surrenders and admissions from 1715-1769. Folds... together with... Memorandum recording surrender of one half oxgang of land by John Cragg of Foston, tenant of the Manor, 1777, signed by Cragg and witnessed by Steward. 1p., small folio. 1777. £15.00

  7. Gentleman (David), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO THE ROADS OF BRITAIN Sewstern Lane. Poster with picture of the lane south of Grantham. Below is description and small map with illustration of drovers. Size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. 1950's. £26.00

  8. Grantham area PLANS Mr. Benjamin Simons. 1913. Book of manuscript plans, size 14" x 14", so titled on front board. Comprises four sheets of schedules giving no. on Ordnance Map, no. of Plan, Description, Culture, Acreage: 'Particulars of the Grange Farm in Willoughby, and in Hogsthorpe, (Pyewipe Hall Estate), Bilsby Farm, Hutton Bank Farm, (3 sheets), Particulars of Lands in Willoughby, Sloothby & Sutton on Sea, Toynton St. Peter. Each page of Schedules with decorative border, and decorative large headings. There follows 10 plans, one of which is double-page, in ink and colour wash, by W.J. Kemp, Surveyor. Each plan full page, with tissue guards, with very decorative border, attractive title, compass rose. Scale 8 Chains to an inch. Shows roads, fields, paths, streams, buildings, adjoining owners. Two show 'German Ocean', and 'North Sea.' Each field numbered, with acreage, shaded in different colours. Plans drawn on stiff paper and backed with linen, green silk edging ribbon, frayed in parts. Bound in half morocco, very worn and rubbed, cloth missing from boards at corners, lacks spine, binding shaky. Boards stained and faded. Loosely inserted is a copy of a newspaper article with an obituary of Benjamin Simons. 1913. £140.00

  9. Holbeach PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Estate at Holbeach to be sold at the White Horse in Holbeach. 3 printed pages, with manuscript inserts. Estate described in ink. Completed Memorandum on page 3. Docket title on verso. 1825. £45.00
    Comprised arable land in Holbeach New inclosed Common, next to New Dog Drove, copyhold of the Manor of Holbeach.


  10. Holland Elloe Drainage COMMISSIONERS OF SEWERS LETTER BOOKS Two books of copy letters covering the period 1881 - 1886; 1887 - 1889; . Each volume has 496 'flimsy' pages, 4to, half calf with title on spine, boards very worn and stained, calf very worn and torn, second volume has cloth missing from back board and worm damage to that board and last few pages. The letters are not easy to read, but some are written in a very thick black ink and are more legible. 2 items. 1881-89. £45.00
    An example of one of the more readable pages is a letter to The Governors of Guy's Hospital about lack of maintenance of the Lutton Leam Outfall Sluice, 1884 'The Surveyor has formerly on more than one occasion called attention to the defective condition of the Sluice, and I am directed to say that the Commissioners of Sewers are of opinion that all the late drainage to the Lutton Leam drain was caused by the neglect to properly repair the Bank immediately adjoining the South side of the Sluice'


  11. Leeson family of Sedgebrook TWO WILLS 1766 and 1775. Copy of Attested Copy of the Probate of the Will and Codicil of William Leeson of Harlaxton, Grazier. Attested Copy 1797... together with... Attested Copy of the Probate Copy of the Will of Edward Leeson of Sedgebrook, Grazier. 1797. Each 2 large folio pages, folded with docket title. Copies made 1797. £20.00
    Refers to property in Harlaxton, East Allington, Wigtoft. Sums of £500 are left to their children.


  12. Long Bennington and Foston, Manor of THE VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE with the Court Leet and Court Baron of Andrew Grote Esq. Lord of the Manor. Five documents, manuscript on vellum with Surrenders of tenants, 1747, 1750, 1769, 1805, 1808. Names are Winter, Harvey, Dring, Cragg. Size of documents range from 10" x 14" to 15" x 20". All with blue paper tax stamps... together with eight vellum Surrenders, with the same family names, at the Court Baron, 1745, 1765, 1770, and five of 1792. Size ranges from 10" x 14" to 16" x 22". 13 items in all. 1745 - 1808. £60.00

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  13. Moulton A COPY OF THE MOULTON INCLOSURE AWARD. 222 pages numbered in manuscript, and 64 unnumbered pages, folio, full calf, titled in MS on top board, front hinge and part of spine crudely repaired with cloth tape, marbled endpapers, front inner hinge pulled. This is a 19th century copy of the 1793 Award. The first 20 pages concern the responsibilities of the 2 Commissioners, followed by 7 pages on Public Roads, Public Bridle Roads, Private Carriage Roads and Drift Ways, and Drains. Followed by the Award with details entered in the following columns:- 'Names of Proprietors', 'No on Plan', 'Quantity A. R. P.', 'Freehold A.R.P.', 'Copyhold of the several Manors', 'Situations Buttals and Boundaries', 'Fences, Ditches... stiles'. The final 22 pages is an Index of names, and the page or pages they appear on in the Award. There are hundreds of people listed, with details of their acreage as well as very detailed notes on the buttals and boundaries, including notes of owners, or occupiers of adjacent lands... together with... MAP OF LANDS OF THE PARISH OF MOULTON IN THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN A.D. 1803. Re-copied 1865. At the bottom is written 'Reduced Plan of the Parish of Moulton, referred to by an Award dated 9th November 1803, signed by Messrs. Maxwell, Ewen, Hare (whose names appear as being 'sworn in' at the beginning of the manuscript). Charles From Surveyor. Size 100" x 23", scale 12 miles to an inch. In ink with blue for water features, buff for roads. Each plot numbered, starting with 1 at the top, ending at bottom with 1621. Shows Moulton River, Sea Bank, Red Cow Drain, Washway Road, turnpike road, Engine Bank, Eau Gate, New South Holland Drain. Some of the plots near 'Garnar Dike' are very thin narrow strips. Drafted in 1793, copy made c.1880, map re-copied 1865. £350.00
    Moulton was a very long narrow parish, 16 miles long.


  14. North Kelsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE Freehold & Tithe Free Estates Situate at NORTH KELSEY.... Late the property of Sir John Nelthorpe.... Farm Houses, Cottages, Farms and Lands consisting in the whole 1,205a 2r. 38p. Which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. C.J. Calthrop at the Corn Exchange, in Brigg,... On Thursday, the 12th September, 1867. Large coloured folding plan, 13pp, folio, folded, docket title. Outer leaf slightly dusty. W.T. Tubby, Gray's Inn, 1867. £35.00

  15. Pinchbeck ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Messrs. Arthur and John Pratt to an estate in Pinchbeck sold to the Revd. Henry Spooner. 15p., large folio, folded, with docket title. Details indentures from 1770 to 1836. The estate comprised four pieces of land adjoining the Great Graft Drain and the land of Lord Brownlow. 1844. £25.00

  16. Rennie (Sir John), & Freebody (W. Yates) LINCOLNSHIRE ESTUARY. SESSION 1850-51. Sir John Rennie, Chief Engineer, W. Yates Freebody, Esq., Assistant Engineer. Book of lithographed plans and sections on 16 pages, plus two title pages. Size 15" x 28", blue stiff cloth wraps, with large printed title, morocco spine. Folded vertically three times, with docket title, silk ties. November 1850. £95.00
    Sir John Rennie the younger continued the work of his father in Fens drainage.


  17. Sedgebrook COPY WILL of John Hollingworth of Sedgebrook, grazier. 1771. Copy on two and a half pages folio, probably made slightly later. Split at fold in last page... together with... Attested copy of the same will, made 1830, docket titled 'Office Copy Will of John Hollingworth'. 1830. £14.00
    Leaves his house in Allington to his nephew, and other lands to various people, including a cottage to his servant Sarah Linsdale.


  18. Sedgebrook PROBATE OF THE WILL of Thomas Hollingworth of Sedgebrook, yeoman. On paper, two large folio pages, printed administration certificate attached, but information written in manuscript on verso, signed, rather than inserted in the spaces in the printed document. Large papered seal on tag... together with... A Copy of the Richd. Hollingworth's Will. Dated 29th Jan. 1718. 1p, folio, 32 lines. Contemporary copy. Piece torn from left margin. Refers to his house and land at Allington, six of his best cows and sheep, etc. 2 items. 1728. £28.00
    Leaves his closes of land in Allington to his wife.


  19. Sedgebrook PROBATE OF THE WILL of Richard Hollingworth of Sedgebrook, yeoman. On paper, size 12" x 12", with printed administration certificate (in English) attached, manuscript inserts, large papered seal on tag. 1733. £22.00
    Leaves his brother his land in East and West Allington, an annuity, two dairy cows and all his malt to his sister, twenty shillings to the poor of Sedgebrook, etc.


  20. Sedgebrook WILL of Robert Burton of Sedgebrook, Grazier, 1793. 4p, folio, plus cover sheet, folds. Attested copy, 1793. £18.00
    Refers to his farm at Allington, and bequests of money to various people.


  21. Spalding, Moulton, Gosberton etc. MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF COPY WILLS of people from this area. 54 wills, each 2-12 pages, neatly written in notebook 12" x 8", marbled boards, calf spine, rubbed. 264 numbered pages, alphabetical index at the front. Most wills are from the 1830's and 1840's, but with two from the end of the 18th century, and a few from the 1860's. There is no indication of who copied or compiled the collection. n.d. 1860? £135.00
    Examples of people include Robinson Elsdale of Moulton, Surgeon, 1806; John Fisher of Cowbit, Gentleman, 1724; Thomas Wilson of Spalding, Silversmith, 1838; William Cocket of Spalding, Ropemaker, 1791; Henry Peppeer of Magill in S. Australia, 1868; Benjamin Crosby, Grazier, 1822 (leaves money to Gosberton Meeting House).


  22. Sturton STURTON UNION MILL April 1875. Scale of Charges for Grinding Corn.... Manuscript on three pages, sm. 8vo, plain wraps. On front wrap is note of a Mill Committee meeting at the Red Lion Inn. 1875. £16.00

  23. Twenty FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25" to 1 mile. Each size 25" x 36", comprises: Sheet CXLI.3 (Guthram Gowt, Bank House); Sheet CXL1.7 (Decoy Farm North, River Glen, Railway) Bank of river outlined in red; CXLI.6 (Twenty Farm, River Glen, Twenty Station); Sheet CXLI.2 (Engine Drain, Black Sluice Farm, Bourne Drove). 4 items. 1904. £14.00
    There are few buildings on these maps.


  24. Tydd Saint Mary PARTICULARS, PLAN, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, OF A VERY VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARM.... Comprising a house, Barn and Buildings and 119a. 1r. 26p.... Which be will offered for Sale by Public Auction.... at the "Hare and Hounds" Inn, Wisbech.... on Thursday, the 28th of January, 1869.... Folio, hand-coloured plan, 6pp, docket title, folded, few contemporary pencil notes in pencil to one page, short split to one fold adjacent to docket title, docket title dusty. 1869. £20.00

  25. Willesby School WILLESBY SCHOOL Accounts, and Trustees Meetings, etc. 1829-1861. Folio, approx 88 leaves, hand written on both sides, full reversed calf, rubbed to edges, lacks calf on spine, top hinge to spine broken, leather label on top board, marbled endpapers and page edges. The school was established under the bequest of the will of Thomas Willesby in 1692. These accounts show the rents, and the occupiers names, which funded the running of the school, and the trustees minutes from 13th April, 1829 to 17th May, 1861, written by various hands, the minutes of the trustees are all signed by the trustees. 1829-1861. £180.00
    The properties are in Spalding, Pinchbeck, Moulton, Tydd St. Mary's. Gives expenditure on teachers' salaries, pens and books, repairs at school, coals, glazing, 'Jennings for school instruments', 'Willmott for clothing 10 boys', 'Tucker emptying privy'.


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