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  1. Aldersgate AN HYMN to be sung by the Children Belonging to Saint Ann's Society Schools, on Sunday the 1st Day of November 1807. At the Parish Church of Saint Ann's, Aldersgate, After a Sermon to be Preached before the President.... and the rest of the Governors of the Institution By the Rev. Henry Draper. Single folio sheet, printed on one side only, traces of folds, old repair with strip torn from the leaf of a book reinforcing two folds, two later repairs in blank area at edges, some creases and dust-marking, and some slight wear at folds. Printed by J. Diggens, St. Ann's Lane, London. 1807. £22.00
    With a description of the society and its work in 17 lines. There were 1140 children in the two Charity Schools.


  2. Baker Street THE PARTICULARS Substantial and Extensive Range of Workshops & Stables being 11, 12 & 13, Dorset Mews West, Baker Street... proximate to a very wealthy neighbourhood... Which will be Sold by Auction... May 9th, 1851. Single sheet, folio, printed on both sides, conditions of sale, memorandum, and docket title on verso. Folded. 1851. £18.00
    No. 12 comprised a large, light workshop with 'Paint and Glazing Rooms' on the first floor.


  3. Baurmeister & Co., Queen Victoria St. PRICE LIST of Doughing, Dividing, Sifting, and Sack Cleaning Machines. 38pp., 8vo., printed in blue, wraps. Wraps held at spine with archival tape. Numerous illusts. 1905. £8.00

  4. Berkeley Square CATALOGUE of Well-Made Furniture and Effects... at Berkeley Cottage... for Sale by Auction 24th March 1949. 10pp., large 8vo... together with... A CATALOGUE OF FURNITURE removed from private residences, which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Hallett, Fox & White, September 4th, 1930. 15pp., 8vo. 2 items. 1930 and 1949. £10.00

  5. Blackfriars MORTGAGE for securing £1200, Revd. Charles Dampier to Edwin Newman. Dampier assigns to Newman three shares in the Plate Glass Works carried on at Albion Buildings Blackfriars and Ravenhead in Lancashire. 2p., large folio, signed with small seals. 1860. £12.00

  6. Bourne & Edwards, Holborn Circus, Silversmiths PEPPER MILLS of every description and Price. Revised List for the Trade Only. 8vo sheet printed on both sides, illustrating 8 pepper mills, with description and price. A few small edge tears at bottom. c1920? £8.00

  7. Cassell, Petter and Galpin, Pub. LONDON (Western Sheet). Sheet from the nine-sheet map originally published by Edward Weller in the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Lithographed, size 17" x 25", title along top, border on left. Scale 1 mile = 9". Traces of central fold. London, Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, La Belle Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill E.C. 187-. £150.00
    Covers Paddington Workhouse, Lords Cricket Ground, Regents Park Basin, Round Pond in Kensington Gardens. Cassell, Petter & Galpin published between 1858 and 1878, when it became Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co.


  8. Catford PARTICULARS of Freehold Ground Rents.... upon Nos. 2, 4 & 6 Glenwood Road, Catford. For Sale by Auction.... 1st of June 1916. 4pp., large 4to, folds, foxing. 1916. £8.00

  9. City of London CERTIFICATE OF ADMISSION AS A FREEMAN of the City of London of George Lodwidge, Citizen and Vintner. Printed on vellum, size approx. 3" x 15", large coat of arms on left, red paper Chamberlain's seal on right. Manuscript inserts... together with... THE OATH OF EVERY FREEMAN of the City of London. Printed oath on stiff paper, 4to, folds. Printed by Arthur Taylor. 2 items. 1878. £25.00

  10. Clapham Junction THE SHEPPERTON FARM DAIRY John T. Clark Dairy Farmer & Butterman, 111 St. John's Hill. Customer's order book, August 1910 - August 1913. 72p, small 8vo, morocco boards with gilt cow etc., spine chipped at bottom. 1910-13. £12.00
    Orders for milk, eggs, cream etc.


  11. Clerkenwell PRICE LIST W.C. Tanner & Son, Manufacturers of Self-Acting Door Slides, Rubber Tubing, Draught Excluders... 8pp, 4to, illustrations. The prices have been scribbled through, with a note on title 'For illustrations only'. Some creasing, and a few small marginal tears. 1936-7. £8.00

  12. Contencin family ATTESTED COPY ASSIGNMENT of reversionary interest in Bank Annuities, Mr James Cotencin, Tailor, of Duke Street, St. James, to Joseph Smith of Regent Street, Mercer. 3p., folio, tied at corner with tape. Refers to the will of Mary Cotencin late of Camberwell, of 1804. Smith agrees to accept a share of the annuities in payment of goods sold to Cotencin. 1826. £12.00

  13. Cornhill QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the birth of a son, John, to Edward Weston Phillips and Mary his wife, at Corbet Court, Gracechurch Street, in the Parish of St. Peter's Cornhill so Called. 10 printed lines on vellum, size 5" x 7", details in manuscript. Vellum spotty in margins. 1779. £36.00

  14. Covent Garden AGREEMENT for a Building Lease of Ground in Bedford Street and Bedford Court, Covent Garden, The Most Noble The Duke of Bedford and her Majesty's Postmaster General. Written in ink on vellum, 3 pages, size 18" x 12", red ruled margins. Signed Bedford with large wax seal with coat of arms, on a ground of blue silk. Attached is a coloured plan of the Site for Proposed Post Office, Bedford Street, on waxed cotton, size 14" x 8". 1883. £85.00

  15. Covent Garden OBLIGATION BOND of Mary Miller, of Covent Garden, widow of John Miller, Merchant, late of Ramsbury in Wiltshire, to John Riley of Oundle, Draper, for £160. In Latin and English, 1p., sm. folio, signed Mary Miller with good small wax seal, signed by three witnesses. Conjoint leaf with docket title. 1717. £28.00

  16. Davies's MAP OF LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS Showing the New Railways, Stations and Other Improvements. Fully hand-coloured plan, scale 2 inches to 1 mile. Size 30" x 46", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into yellow endpapers, size 7" x 5", inserted in slipcase with printed paper label, label spotty. 1891. £180.00

  17. Dawes (B) LINES ON THE BIRTH AND DEVOTION TO THE MUSE OF MR THOMAS GOUGH The Celebrated English Violinist. Poem in 76 lines, printed in two columns on one side of 4to sheet, thin paper. Decorative border. Folds, two tiny splits at fold. Second Edition. London July 7 1863. £38.00
    Recounts the life of Gough in glowing terms 'In Duncan Terrace, with a skilful hand/He leads a talented artistic band... Oh Islington, be proud of this young man/In thy locality it was his life began...'


  18. Dyer & Robson, Ammunition Manufacturers FLYER advertising two types of best patent shot, with prices, and delivery information. 8vo., printed on one side only... together with 8vo sheet with testimonials from 'The Field', 1878, extolling the Schultze cartridges from Dyer & Robson, at Woolwich Road. 1878 and 1880. £8.00
    'I never load my own cartridges, but order from Dyer & Robson, Woolwich...'


  19. Finance LETTER from Donald Davidson 8, Howard Street, Strand, 23 Sept. 1811, to Stephen Phillimore at Kew Foot Lane, Richmond. Thanks him for sending Col. Smiths draft for Mr. Cole's estate and encloses a receipt. 11 lines, 1p., 4to, conjoint leaf with address panel, feint red circular postmarks, and black stamp 'Standard 3py P.Paid'. 1811. £12.00

  20. Flax and Hemp Sale FOR PUBLIC SALE at the London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing Lane... 3rd May, 1876, The Following Goods.... Manning, Collyer & Co., Brokers. 4 pages, size 17" x 7". Traces of horizontal folds, stab hole in top right corner. 1876. £25.00
    Lists 56 Lots in all, comprising numbers of bales of hemp and flax, for example Coconada Hemp, Sunn Hemp, Manila Hamp, Green Curled Fibre etc. Lists port shipped from, vessel, and which Quay or Wharf it is at, with merchants mark. For example 'Fine Rhine Italian Hemp... Per Emperor, from Venice, on Shew at Watson's Wharf...'.


  21. Gray (Sir James) LETTER dated London 20th May 1714, signed Wm. Grahame, addressed on verso to Sir James Gray, (place illegible). 1p., 4to, 17 lines, blank conjoint leaf with address on verso. Tipped down right edge to a piece of blue paper. Says Gray can have the ledger 'when I am clear of the 100 guinee note which Mr Murray endors't...' but offers to answer any queries in the meantime. 'I desyre but justice in this affair... give your self that trouble in tyme or blame not me for the consequence of your neglect...' 1714. £28.00
    Sir James Gray, 1st Baronet, had been a merchant, and footman to James II.


  22. Grosvenor Street LEASE of a room at 81 Grosvenor Street, previously used as a Counting House by Henry Earle, John Urell to Edward Gould. Large vellum sheet, two plain wax seals. 1867. £8.00

  23. Hampstead CATALOGUE of the sale of antique and modern furniture etc. at 26 Rosecroft Avenue. 15pp, 8vo, staples rusty. 1948. £6.00

  24. Harlesden COUNTERPART LEASE of No. 6 Springwell Avenue Harlesdon. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts. R.P. Wright Esq. Small coloured sketch plan in text. 1901. £10.00

  25. Holloway DEED OF ENFRANCHISEMENT of hereditaments in St. Mary Islington held of the Manor of St. John of Jerusalem, John Wainwright and others to Robert Enkel. Three vellum sheets, size 20" x 23", coloured plan showing the land at Grove Road on the first sheet, size 13" x 8", 10 wax seals and signatures. 1878. £18.00
    With a brief schedule of deeds from 1845.


  26. Hornsey LEASE of premises No. 68 Queens Road Hornsey, Charles Hambridge to Mrs Mary Ann Catchpole. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, small coloured sketch plan in margin. 1879. £12.00

  27. Investiture TICKET Admit Bearer to the Quadrangle Buckingham Palace on the occasion of an Investiture by H.M. The King. 22 May 1919. Derek Keppel, Master of the Household. Ticket printed on one side of card size 4" x 5". Small blue crown top left. One corner 'bumped'. 1919. £6.00

  28. Johnston Brothers Ltd. THE JOHNSTON 'DOME' AND 'SUPERDOME' for heating and spraying tar and bitumen. Travels Fast, Heats Faster, Works Fastest. Advertising leaflet for boilers, long sheet folded to make 6 4to pages, printed in red and black, four photographs, details of dimensions etc. c1936. £10.00

  29. Knight (Charles) EASTERN LONDON Lithographed plan. Size 10" x 14", trace of central fold, and two other vertical folds. Some slight browning down central fold. London. Charles Knight 90 Fleet Street. (1878). £45.00
    Covers Victoria Park, West India Dock, Blackfriars Bridge. From the book on London by Charles Knight. One of three maps from this publication, the others being 'The Environs of London', and 'Western London'.


  30. Knight (Charles) ENVIRONS OF LONDON Lithographed plan. Size 10" x 14", trace of central fold, split 2" along central fold at bottom edge, neatly repaired on verso. Two small foxing spots. London. Charles Knight 90 Fleet Street. (1878). £40.00
    Covers Richmond, Tottenham, Plumstead Marshes, Northwood. From the book on London by Charles Knight. One of three maps from this publication, the others being 'Western London', and 'Eastern London'.


  31. Knight (Charles) WESTERN LONDON Lithographed plan. Size 14" x 10", trace of central fold. London. Charles Knight 90 Fleet Street. c1860. £50.00
    Covers Primrose Hill, Waterloo Bridge, Battersea Park, Kensington Gardens. From the book on London by Charles Knight. One of three maps from this publication, the others being 'The Environs of London', and 'Eastern London'.


  32. Lambeth PROBATE of the Will and Codicil of James Early. Large vellum sheet with copy of will, printed Probate Certificate attached with large papered seal. 1867. £10.00
    Leaves his house in Layham Place, South Lambeth, to his brother.


  33. London PROBATE of the Will and Codicils of Robert Geoghegan, of Gower Street, late of Beckenham. Two large vellum sheets, with printed administration certificate attached, large papered seal. 1898. £12.00

  34. Madame Tussaud's THE NEW MADAME TUSSAUD'S EXHIBITION Official Guide and Catalogue 1928. 80pp., wraps. Adverts, a few photographic illustrations. 1928. £8.00
    Lists over 290 characters, plus 80 for the Chamber of Horrors.


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  35. Mill Hill PROBATE of Elizabeth Edwards, of Mill Hill, Hendon. Vellum, size 17" x 18", with printed certificate attached, large papered seal. 1859. £14.00
    Expresses her wish to be buried in the Chapel Yard of the Dissenters' Chapel at Whetstone.


  36. Millinery HENRY HEATH. YE HATTERIE 106, 107, 109 Oxford St. W. Illustrated brochure, 12pp., 8vo, each page with an illustration of a person wearing a hat. Stiff wraps with no title except 'To Her Majesty' with gilt coat of arms. Inside the front wrap is a list of patrons, topped with a crown, including The King, The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Empress of Russia etc. Brown silk ribbon ties perished. On the back wrap is an illustration of the shop. n.d. c1900. £30.00

  37. Minories PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Two Valuable Leasehold Dwelling Houses with Shops... Nos. 97 and 100 on the West and Most Eligible Side of the Minories... which will be sold by auction.... 8th June, 1852.... 3pp., folio, folds. 1852. £14.00

  38. Mogg (Edward) MOGG'S TWENTY FOUR MILES ROUND LONDON Folding engraved map. Circular map with London at the centre, extending to Hertford, Windsor, Ryegate, Stanford le Hope. Scale half an inch to 1 mile. Diameter of circle 20", overall size of map 24" x 22". Information about the roads in the four corners. Large title, scale bar. Fully hand-coloured. Linen-backed and folding to 6" x 4", inserted in card slip case, covered with marbled paper, old bookplate on side, some brown staining over the bookplate. Published Jany. 1st. 1812 by Edward Mogg, No. 14 Little Newport St. Leicester Square. £250.00
    Howgego No. 235 (3). There were two previous editions.


  39. Noton Ltd., Walthamstow LUGGAGE 1956. Catalogue, 31pp., 4to, yellow wraps, numerous illustrations including many in colour. Staples rusty hence some sections loose. 1956. £14.00
    Includes Lizard Grain Range, Taper-Shape Range, leather handbags.


  40. Piano makers TRADE CARD of Augustus Gough & Co., Manufacturers of Wood & Iron Framed Pianofortes, Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush. Attractively-printed card, size 3" x 4", inserted in an envelope of the same size, printed with the address and an illustration of the 'Villa Model' piano n.d. c1890... together with... list of Gough births, with exact dates, signed by Augustus Gough, 'This was told to me by Mother in 1871'. Lists nine births starting with Father, 1815... together with... memorial cards for Augustus Gough, died 1911, and Isabella Gough, died 1926. c1890-1926. £18.00

  41. Poupard (Thos. J), Tooley St., London S.E. ILLUSTRATED PRICE LIST of Weighing Machines, coal sacks, sack holders, etc. 4pp., folio, printed in red and black. Numerous illustrations of machines. Traces of horizontal folds. c1890. £16.00

  42. Pratt (W.B) Ltd., Ludgate Hill ILLUMINATED ADDRESSES Albums and Scrolls. Advertising sheet, printed in red, folded to make 3p., small 8vo, two full-page illustrations of addresses, one in colour. c1900. £9.00

  43. Princess's Theatre, Regent Street PLAYBILL Double playbill, size 19" x 19", folded in half vertically, with programme printed on two sides. Advertising programme for Wednesday March 13th, 1850. Main spectacles printed in large type-face. 9 small stab holes in margin. Fairbrother, Printer, Covent Garden. 1850. £30.00
    The programme included a scene from Bellini's 'La Sonnambula', the romantic opera 'Night Dancers' by Mr Loder, a new farce 'Hot and Cold', and the ballet 'The Three Statues'.


  44. Queens' Park POSTER Frank H. Fortescue presents his Gorgeous Comic Pantomime Little Bo-Peep. On stiff card, size 12" x 8", printed in three colour. Holes at top for cord for hanging. Slight browning at extreme edges. c1955. £12.00
    Included 'the Real Live Tame Sheep'.


  45. Sergent Plomber THE VOLUNTARY AFFADAVIT of Thos. Kynaston of Somerset House... Manuscript note of four lines, on sheet of paper size 6" x 7", whereby Kynaston affirms on oath that Jos. Roberts Esq. late Sergt. Plomber to his Majesty died on 10th April 1742. Signed Kynaston, and signed as sworn before him by J. Bromfield. Small piece of paper torn from top left corner with loss of part of a word not in the body of the affadavit which is followed by 'viz'. 1742. £18.00

  46. Simms family GENEALOGY listing the descendants of John and Ann Thresher Simms of London 1761 - 1887. Long vellum sheet, size 3" x 22", listing their children (with spouses) and their grandchildren. Date of birth in column on left, date of death on right. The record would appear to have been written out in the second decade of the 19th century, and then copied - there is a note on the back in the same hand 'Jane Brightwen copied 9 mo. 1840.' Some dates of death have been filled in much later... together with... QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the birth on 7th July 1762 in Clerkenwell Close in the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell, of Mary, daughter of John Sims and Ann his Wife. Nine lines printed on vellum, size 5" x 7", with details added in manuscript. Signed by three women witnesses, including the Midwife. Mary's birth is noted in the genealogy above. 1840. £70.00
    Genealogy includes Kenway, Oxley, Brightwen, Ollive, Phipps, families


  47. Southgate IN THE EXCHEQUER Attorney General v. William Watts. Copy Information. Legal case against William Watts, a maltster in Southgate, who had repeatedly 'whetted his barley' without giving notice, or registering the amounts etc., in his book, contrary to the form of the Statute. Manuscript on 9 pages folio, tied with tape at top corner, folded with docket title. 1819. £24.00
    His premises were 'situate out of any city and out of the suburbs of any city', and he was a 'maker of Malt for home consumption and not a compounder for the duties on Malt...'. He had been a Maltster there since 1763.


  48. Southwark Monthly Meeting QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE for the marriage of John Biddle, of Corbet Court, Wholesale Linen Draper, and Anna Hooper of Gloucester House in the Parish of St. Mary (so called), at the Monthly Meeting at Southwark, 15th Third Month, 1804. On thin vellum, size 23" x 15", printed with manuscript inserts. Signatures of 75 witnesses. Ink of handwritten entries faded. 1804. £25.00

  49. St. James BILL of J.W. Elliott, Silk-Dyer & Scourer, 101 Jermyn Street, India and other Shawls cleaned & dyed, Chintz Furniture Cleaned & Glazed... Decoratively printed heading, paper size 4" x 8", made out to Mr Preade for cleaning and glazing two couches. n.d. c1840. £12.00

  50. St. John's Wood LEASE of house and premises on the north side of Belsize Road, the fifth House westwards of Albion Road, J. Standen, to John Morgan and John Henry Morgan, plasterers. Three large vellum sheets, wax seals. In the margin of the first sheet is an elevation of the three-storey house, and a plan, showing adjoining owners. 1852. £14.00
    The Morgans had recently built the house.


  51. St. Martin in the Field MEMORIAL to be registered of an indenture.... John Croombes, Bright Smith, and others to John Paragreen. Vellum size 14" x 12". Not signed. Refers to an indenture of 1798, and relates to a messuage in Castle Street, Leicester Square, in the possession of John Paragreen and used as a Public House called The George. 1842. £16.00

  52. Strand BILL of Edward Corn, 385 Strand, Boot Maker To Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge. Size 7" x 8", fine large engraved heading taking up most of the paper, showing royal coats of arms with lion, unicorn, flags etc. Made out for 2 pairs of top boots and 2 pairs of dress shoes. Small receipt attached, signed by corn. 1823. £20.00

  53. Streatham CERTIFICATE OF ADMINISTRATION and probate copy of the will of John Flint of Queens Park Gardens. Printed certificate with manuscript inserts, probate copy of will on vellum attached, large papered seal. 1895. £10.00

  54. Surrey Theatre PLAYBILL By particular desire, Mr Ellar will take his Astonishing Flight from the Stage to the Gallery... October 14th, 1811. Playbill on thin paper, size 20" x 8". 3" tear from right edge, and a tear own from this 5" long. Brownish traces of old sellotape repair, now repaired with archival tape. 1811. £20.00
    The programme included 'Harper's Son', Pantomime with 'Rival Clowns, Fairy Land & Mother Bunch', in which Ellar played Harlequin. Ellar made a series of spectacular leaps, like a 'Fiery Meteor'. Mr Cooke ascended in a balloon 'filled with common air'.


  55. Tottenham Mills LONGITUDINAL SECTION of the mill showing all the machinery. Very fine architectural/engineering drawing ink and and blue, grey, pink and buff wash. On paper size 25" x 32". Titled as above along the top. Shows the wall in the background with gable, small windows with sky and clouds behind, complex system of pulleys, hoppers and wheels. 3" repaired tear from right edge, not affecting drawing. The drawing completely fills the paper. n.d. but paper watermarked 'J. Edmunds Wycomb 1833'. £150.00
    An engraving from Woods History of London of 1837 shows a tall building on the banks of the river - the back wall shown in this print, with the one gable and the windows, seems to correspond to the building in the picture. 'The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Tottenham' says 'in the year 1836 Mr Cook sold the freehold of this property to the New River Company for a very considerable sum of money.'


  56. Vinters' Company FREEMAN'S DECLARATION AND BYE-LAWS of the Vintners' Company. 2pp., folio, docket title. Printed on pale blue paper. First page with the Declaration and the bade with three tuns, the second page detailing rules regarding selling wines without a licence. Quotes from a bye-law of 10th year George IV ruling that no one can sell wine in a tavern, cellar etc., 'not being a freeman of the said mystery or craft by patrimony or servitude'. Also sets out the required dress of Tackle Porters. c1840. £12.00

  57. Walters (H.E), Old Kent Road SPECIAL NETT PRICE LIST for Wholesale Trade. H.E. Walters, Manufacturer of Oilskin Clothing, Oil-Dressed Cotton, Tarpaulin Canvas... 20pp., 8vo, with illustrations and prices. 1935. £10.00
    Includes Cabmen's and cyclists' capes, etc.


  58. Walworth PROBATE of the will of James Beresford of 61 Thurlow Street Walworth. Vellum sheet size 14" x 17", in manuscript, smaller certificate of administration attached, printed with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal, 3" diameter, of the Court of Probate. 1873. £12.00
    Leaves his gold watch and chain to his friend Benjamin Miller, of the same address, and the rest of his property to be divided between Miller and Anne Surguy.


  59. Weller (E) Engr. ENVIRONS OF LONDON Sheet 7. Covers Greenwich, Dartford, Sevenoaks. Lithographed map on single sheet showing the various railways, size 17" x 12", some outline hand-colouring. Scale 1" to 1 mile. 1863. £14.00
    Part of the map on 8 sheets from 'The Dispatch Atlas'.


  60. Weller (E) Engr. ENVIRONS OF LONDON Sheet 5. Covers Windsor, Esher, Guildford. Lithographed map on single sheet showing the various railways, size 17" x 12", some outline hand-colouring. Scale 1" to 1 mile. 1863. £14.00
    Part of the map on 8 sheets from 'The Dispatch Atlas'.


  61. Weller (Edw.), Red Lion Square, drawn & engraved by LONDON Top central sheet from the nine-sheet map originally published by Edward Weller in the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Scale 1" = 9". Lithographed, size 17" x 25", large title 'London' along top, in form of a cloth draped over the top border, scale bar along left margin. Traces of central fold, bottom edge trimmed right to neatline, with some slight loss of printed surface along 6" of bottom left edge, amounting to about a quarter of an inch into the surface at its widest part at the bottom of Oakley Square. 1(860's). £180.00
    Shows Islington, Camden, Upper Holloway, Highbury, Regents Canal.


  62. Westminster BOND Matthews Beachcroft Esq., Merchant, to Brook Watson, Alderman, of London, and Robert Rashleigh of London, Merchant, Esqrs., for securing an annuity. On paper, 2p., sm. folio. Folded with docket title. Signed by Matthews Beachcroft, and Thos. Rashleigh, Hatton Gardens, with small wax seal. Relates to the imminent marriage of Beachcroft and Sarah Webber of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, stating that his heirs and executors should pay an annuity of £300 per annum to Sarah after his death. 1786. £25.00
    Sir Brook Watson (1735 - 1807), went to sea as a young man and lost his leg to a shark at Havana. He later became an M.P. for London, and Lord Mayor.


  63. Willesden LEASE of land messuage and premises at Kensal Rise, known as 15 Liddell Gardens, The Warden and College of The Souls of All Faithful People Deceased of Oxford to Ernest Morgan, builder. Vellum, 3p., large folio, folded, printed, with details in manuscript. Signed with two small wax seals, and the large papered seal, 3" diameter, of All Souls. Some red registry stamps. 1912. £16.00

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