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Maps, Plans, Manuscripts, Documents, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.

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A selection of :- Oxfordshire Acts of Parliament
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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.

  1. Banbury, Chipping Norton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV.N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Cancelled 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Printed 1882. £18.00

  2. Bicester 20 MILES ROUND BICESTER Ordnance Survey map Coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 44" x 45" plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding and contained in cloth slipcase, titled as above, slipcase rubbed to edges. Covers almost the whole of Oxfordshire, plus parts of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, and Northamptonshire. County boundaries, woodland, parkland, towns, and water features, main roads, hand-coloured. With twenty coloured circular rings, with Bicester at the centre every 1". Slightly dusty to edges, few splits to linen at edges. Revised in 1893 and Published by Colonel J. Farquharson, Director General , 1895. £70.00
    Covers:- Bicester, Oxford, Abingdon, Witney, Banburt, Thame, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Abingdon, Leighton Buzzard, Newport Pagnall, Kineton, Shipston Stour, etc..

  3. Bloxham, Milcombe, Wigginton PARTICULARS OF SALE of Agricultural Holdings known as 'The Bloxham Glebe Estate' extending to 165 Acres... for sale by auction... July 31st, 1919. 4pp., 4to, folds and creasing. 1919. £7.00
    Included an osier bed.

  4. Chipping Norton, Chadlington ACCOUNT OF SIR EDWIN BAYNTUN SANDYS in account with S. Beale. Notebook with 43 double-page spreads for debit and credit, plus many blank leaves, size 7" x 4", limp calf wraps, chipped at edges, new thin card spine laid under calf. Jan. 1812 - Feb. 1819. £80.00
    Presumably Sir Edwin Bayntun Sandys of Misserden Castle and Chadlington Hall. Notes mostly sums advanced, interest, etc, rather than specific expenditure: includes sums 'Sent to you at Miserden', 'Paid Inn bill at Woodstock', 'paid your coachman', 'Miss Bayntun annuity' 'Dr. to you at Burford to remit Mrs Davis in Town for School Bill', 'Recd. Chief Rents at Miserden Court', 'By draft to you at St. John's College to pay rent... £90...', 'Received rents at Chadlington' (Sir Edwin was Lord of the Manor). Sir Edwin apparently borrowed large sums from Beale 'On 20th April 1816 Sir E.B. Sandys drew a Draft on me at 3 months for 500L, and which I at first refused to accept but which I was induced to accept... at the very particular request of Sir E...'

  5. Jericho, Oxford 6 WALTON STREET, JERICHO. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Strong Coal Cart.... Harness, and various Effects. To be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On the Premises on Thursday, March 29th, 1855.... Poster, size 15 x 10" H. Cooke & Co, Printers, Oxford, 1855. £28.00
    Includes an extensive list of the 121 items in the sale, listed room by room.

  6. Littlemore, near Oxford CATALOGUE OF PART OF THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Double-Barrelled Gun, Useful Gig and Harness, Baker's Covered Spring Cart.... To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, at a Barn in the Village, on Tuesday Next, August 5th, 1856.... Poster, size 17" x 13", few folds, slight off-setting. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1856. £15.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.

    OXFORDSHIRE Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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  7. St. Martins, Oxford ASSIGNMENT of the Estate and Effects of Joseph Wickens of the Parish of St. Martin in the City of Oxford, Cordwainer, dealer and Chapman, a Bankrupt, to Samuel Jackson of Windmill St., London, Currier, Maurice Blackford of Wantage, Cordwainer, John Coleman of Oxford, Currier. On paper, 3 pages size 22" x 15", signed by Commissioners and assignees with small papered seals. 1797. £18.00
    Wickens is described as having for two years carried on the 'business of a cordwainer by buying of Leather and working up and converting the same into Shoes Boots and Vandykes'.

  8. Steeple Barton EXTRACT FROM THE AWARD of the Commissioners acting under an Act of Parliament for dividing and enclosing the common fields.... within the parish of Westcott Barton... within the Liberty of Middle Barton in the parish of Steeple Barton... in so far as relates to the Allotments in lieu of property of Samuel Churchill a Bankrupt. Manuscript, 26p., folio, docket title. Paper watermarked 1838. £20.00
    The Act dated from 1796.

  9. Verney (Ralph) LETTER to Joseph Bullock at Caversfield near Bicester. 12 lines in a careful hand, with very large 'Dr. Sr.' at top and large signature. 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf with address and large 'Free Verney'. Piece of paper in margin torn away with seal. 15th Dec. 1761. £40.00
    Says his wife has sent him 'oysters in two small barrels which she hopes will prove good'. Says the new tax will be on houses not having 20 windows 'in order to take in those who before had evaded the Window Tax by stopping up their Windows', and the Brest Fleet has sailed. Complains he hasn't replied to his last letter. Verney was originally a supporter of the Duke of Newcastle's government, but in 1761 he met William Burke and championed him for a Parliamentary seat.

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