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.
WILL of William Marriott of Allington, farmer, 1769.
2p., small folio. Copy of Probate Copy.
Paper watermarked 1801.
¶ Bequeathes his properties in Allington.
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.
¶ Comprises Oxford Grange Farm, Barrow; Moor Farm, Linwood; Land at Morton and Walkerith; Nicolgate, Brigg; Black Bank Farm, Messingham.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP composed of four quarter sheets, scale 6" to a mile. Sheets CXLI.S.E., CXLII S.W and CXLVII and CXLVIII.
Overall size 27" x 38", linen backed. Shows River Welland, South and North Drove Drains, Cowbit. Marked in red with line of pipe running along Littleworth Drove, and Proposed Bore Hole beginning near Tongue End Farm. Syphons marked. Marked in ink bottom right 'South Lincolnshire Fen Water. Plan showing Position of Proposed Syphons and Line of Pipe. September 1888.'
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.
¶ J. and W. Newton, were renowned cartographers and makers of globes.
AN ABSTRACT of John Cragg's Title to Copyhold Lands in Foston. Manor of Long Bennington and Foston with the Members.
1«p., 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.
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.
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.
¶ Comprised arable land in Holbeach New inclosed Common, next to New Dog Drove, copyhold of the Manor of Holbeach.
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.
¶ 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'
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.
¶ Refers to property in Harlaxton, East Allington, Wigtoft. Sums of £500 are left to their children.
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.
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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.
¶ Moulton was a very long narrow parish, 16 miles long.
Newton (Wm. and John), Chancery Lane
A PLAN OF HOLBEACH AND WHAPLODE COMMONS As Allotted and Divided under an Act of Parliament passed in the Year 1812, for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Holbeach and Whaplode in the County of Lincoln.
Manuscript map on thick paper backed with linen, in ink and a small amount of outline colour. Size bottom edge mounted on a wooden roller, stretcher missing from to edge, with some pin holes in paper where once attached. Decorative title in cartouche imitating a curled scroll pinned with 'nails' at the top, Large compass rose. Scale bar, approx 9 chains to and inch. Under the title is a table 'particulars of such Numbers in Whaplode as are too small for them, to be inserted on the Plan (giving number, name and acreage - 14 plots), with similar table bottom right for Holbeach - 23 names. 231 plots numbered, with name of occupier and acreage. Houses shown with little black squares. Streets named, including Whitseds Drove, Whale Drove, Baileys Hill Drove, College Drain, New Whaplode Drove, New Dog Drove. Top bounded by Dowsdale Road, bounded on the right by Fleet Land Meer, on left by Dovedale Road, with the river and Leatherlands Drove along the bottom. Some slight dustmarking in top margin. Silk edging tape frayed in a few places.
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.
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.
¶ Sir John Rennie the younger continued the work of his father in Fens drainage.
River Welland Spalding
PLAN OF THE RIVER WELLAND TOGETHER WITH HIGH STREET HOLBEACH ROAD, Double Street, Albion Street and Marsh Rails Road from the High Bridge to the Pigeon lying in the Parish of Spalding in the County of Lincoln.
Hand-drawn coloured plan, size 28" x 49«" plus margins, mounted on linen, scale of 1 chain and a half to 1", silk edged, with some of the silk edging frayed or missing, short tear to one edge`, not affecting drawing, neatly repaired to verso. The plan shows a compass rose, the course of the river, droves, drains, buildings and outlines of all of the plots, on both sides of the river. Shows Fleet Land Meer, New Fear Drove, South Holland Drain etc. All of the 204 properties are numbered and listed on tables, naming owners and occupiers, with a brief description of each property.
Surveyed by Henry Upton, 1845.
¶ Eden's Dictionary of Land Surveyors lists Henry Upton as 'of Pinchbeck', and as active from 1843-56.
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'.
¶ Leaves his house in Allington to his nephew, and other lands to various people, including a cottage to his servant Sarah Linsdale.
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.
¶ Leaves his closes of land in Allington to his wife.
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.
¶ 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.
WILL of Robert Burton of Sedgebrook, Grazier, 1793.
4p, folio, plus cover sheet, folds.
Attested copy, 1793.
¶ Refers to his farm at Allington, and bequests of money to various people.
A PLAN OF THE SPALDING GAS WORKS Scale 1/8 of an inch to a foot.
Plan on thick paper with J. Whatman watermark, size 36" x 21", backed with linen. Edges of paper bound with silk ribbon, and with ribbon ties at bottom to fasten when rolled. In ink and brown, pink, pale grey, brown and blue watercolour. Shows frontage on River Welland, retort house with five retorts, pipes, forge, boiler house, cylinders, lime store, purifiers, piping etc. There is plan of a house top left, presumably for the works manager. Name 'J. Capps Spalding' bottom right. Paper dustmarked down top 3-4 inches, not touching drawing. Linen dusty at top edge on verso.
¶ The Gas Works, which was in Albion Street, was erected in 1832, and sold in 1841. It was taken over by the Urban District Council in 1894.
MINUTE BOOK of the Spalding Waterworks Company.
Manuscript recording meetings from September 1870 to September 1900. 230 pages, folio manuscript on 230 pages, some blanks at end. Very worn red calf wraps, front wrap detached, most of spine missing, inner joint broken. Approximately 1 page per meeting, signed by Chairman.
TWO PLANS OF ESTATES IN SPALDING on one sheet, by G. Clarke, Surveyor, Spalding.
'Lands in Spalding the property of Sir Culling Eardley Smith Bart.', and 'lands in Spalding the property of the Hon. Selina Childers.' Two plans in ink and outline colour on thick paper, overall size 22" x 30". Two plans are of equal size, with a vertical border, part of which is taken up by a decorative compass rose. The Eardley Smith plan shows area from Church Street (with small elevation drawing of Church), to Hoods Lane in the North, bounded by Wykemeer Drain and Swindler's Drove on the east, the river on the west. The Childers plan has the Church (also shown in elevation) top left, Panker's Green, Swindler's Drove on the east, Clay Lake Bank in the south. Plans show buildings, outlines of plots, with numbers, named roads, water features, gates, bridges, other owners' names. Plots outlined in either red or blue. A few faded red ink numbers refer to plots 'offered for Sale in 1842'.
¶ Presumably prior to 1847, when Eardley Smith dropped the 'Smith' name.
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.
¶ 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).
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.
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.
¶ There are few buildings on these maps.
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.
Upton (Henry), Surveyor
PLAN OF AN ESTATE THE PROPERTY OF MR JOHN WEST 108A. 0R. 10P lying in the Parish of Pinchbeck 4A. 1R. 10P lying in the Parish of Surfleet 15A. 2R. 18P. lying in the Parish of Weston and 25A. 2R. 25P. lying in the Second District in Spalding Common in the Parish of Spalding.
Manuscript plan on thick paper, 33" x 26", in ink and colour. Shows River Glen, North Drove Drain, Cuckoo Lane, road to Boston, Wrights Road etc., houses, gardens. Plots outlined in blue with acreages, gates shown, adjoining owners named. Large Table of Reference with key to 33 properties giving acreage etc. Scale bar (6 chains to an inch), large compass rose painted in black and brown. Repaired tear 4" into plan from bottom edge, obtruding onto Reference Table, and another diagonal tear from top edge 8" into blank area... with... A PLAN OF A FIELD IN THE PARISH OF PINCHBECK the Property of the late Mr West. Size 1" x 12" plus margins, scale 1" = 2 chains. Shows field next to River Glen and road, delicate outline wash colour. Compass rose and scale bar. By J. Cooley, Surveyor, Spalding, Feby. 1853. 2 items.
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.
¶ 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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