Ball Green, Smallthorne, Bradley
PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Property, 31 Dwelling Houses, and Fifty-Seven Plots of Building Land... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... At the Rising Sun Inn, Smallthorne... 1st July, 1909.
3pp., folio, listing 35 Lots, the first 15 being house in South Street, Ball Green, giving occupiers, the other 20 being plots of land. With two very large folding plans, one showing area between Heath Street and Queen Street in Smallthorne, the other building plots south of Union Street. A few very small repairs at edge tears at folds. Docket title.
Billington Bank, near Stafford
PARTICULARS, VIEWS AND PLANS of Butterhill Estate... comprising a Freehold Farm... three cottages, country residence.... five enclosures of old pasture land with buildings thereon... known as The Wakeleys, to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 23rd May, 1914.
8pp., folio, printed wraps, 2 folding maps at rear. Plate with two photographs of Butterhill House.
Bradley, Haughton, Seighford
PARTICULARS of a Singularly Compact Freehold Estate called Dearnsdale Farm.... for Sale by Auction.... 31st day of July, 1854.
2pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. Folds. With schedule listing name of field, cultivation, etc.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LXII N.W.
Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus wide margins, key in left margin.
ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Heirs at Law of the late Henry Bathurst Esqre. deceased to the Manor of Teane and various Messuages Lands Tenemts. and Heredits. in Over Teane, Nether Teane and Checkley in the County of Stafford.
Manuscript on 40p., folio, folded in half horizontally with docket title, fastened at corner with tape. Details title from 1675 - 1730... together with... AS TO THE MANOR OF TEANE and other Premises in the County of Stafford. 18p., as above. Details title from 1730 - 1814. 2 items.
Paper watermarked 1811.
¶ Lists properties and named closes of land.
PARTICULARS of A Valuable and Most Desirable Freehold Estate, At Coton, in the Parish of Milwich... Consisting of Coton Hall, now and For Many Years Used as an Inn and a Farm-House, Also Another Farm-House... Wood and Plantations Which Will be Sold By Auction... 20th day of August, 1840...
3pp., folio, plus double page lithographed plan with outline colour. Folded with docket title.
¶ Gives schedules.
MANUSCRIPT FUNERAL SERMON In Memory of Ann Wolfe a Sincere Christian. She was born May 14th in the year of our Lord 1794 and died Feby. 19th 1815 Aged 21.
Manuscript in 4to note-book, original wraps with illustration of paper-making 'Published by P. Rose, Bristol', wraps grubby. Neatly written over 22p., (filling the book). Verse from Isiah 60 at the head. Hand-painted frontispiece, covering the whole of the first page, in grey, yellow, black and orange, showing a decorative memorial tablet, with crown, face, heart, urns etc., and inscription as above, with poem 'I did just step one foot upon the stage/To view the world and the deplored age/My dear Redeemer thought it best for me/To leave this world a better one to see'.
¶ The theme is the mortality and mutability of human kind contrasted with the unchanging nature of Christ 'What number in their youthful days are worn down with sickness and disease... in the gay hours of youth they are seized with a small tickling cough... we do now perceive that it is a slow lingering consumption'...'. Ann Wolfe 'our departed sister' is said to have 'met death as an angel sent to release her from sin and sorrow... I seem to hear her with the same affectionate concern which she express'd for youth in her affliction, calling now to you from heaven and saying 'Would you be happy, be religious...' The Staffordshire Burial Records show an Ann Wolfe who died 1814, aged 21, and was born 1794. Her burial date is given as 24th February 1815. The Wolfe family were pottery manufacturers in Stoke.
Watercolour, in sepia, white and pencil on card, size approx. 6" x 8", corners snipped. Titled in pencil, and signed, in ink, to verso.
¶ 'Landscape watercolourist. Daughter of H.G. Gastineau.' See Wood's Dictionary of Victorian Painters.
Greenwood (C. & H)
MAP OF THE COUNTY OF STAFFORDSHIRE. From an Actual Survey made in the Years 1818 & 1819.
Engraved map, linen-backed and folding to 8vo, hand coloured, with an engraved inset view of Lichfield Cathedral. Size approx. 25" x 29". Scale approx. 1" = 3 miles. Explanation table and Reference to Hundreds.
Greenwood (C. & J)
MAP OF THE COUNTY OF STAFFORD. From an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1818 & 1819. Corrected to the Present Period & Published Feby. 24th 1830. Josiah Neele, sc.
Hand-coloured, size 23" x 28", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, edged with silk tape, folding to 8vo, marbled endpapers, small stamp with name of library to lower corner. With fine large vignette view of Lichfield Cathedral.
Published by Greenwood & Co. London: 1830.
Hanley, Burslem, Stoke
EIGHT ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to one mile.
Eight separate quarter sheets, without borders, six fitting together to form an area covering Tunstall, Smallthorne, Chesterton, Burslem, Hanley, Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke upon Trent, plus the one sheet south of Stoke showing Longton, and the one to the east of that making up the rest of Longton. Water features hand coloured, potteries, china works, tile works coloured in light red. Each map linen backed and in eight sections, folding into small 4to marbled endpapers, marginal information pasted to the back of each map, Birmingham mapsellers label on the front.
Revised to 1898.
¶ Shows good detail of the Etruria Works and similar manufactories.
PARTICULARS of Very Valuable Freehold Stone Quarries, Building Land, Substantial Stone Cottages at Hollington, Public-House, Blacksmith's Shop, Cottages and Garden at Beamhurst... to be Sold By Auction... 9th May 1857...
1p., folio, with details in a variety of large decorative type-faces at top, and list of the 13 Lots in the bottom half, plus conjoint leaf with docket title, and a full-page hand-coloured plan. Docket title very dusty.
SURVEY AND MAP OF LANDS IN THE PARISH OF IPSTONES in the County of Stafford belonging to J. Sneyd Esq., taken in the Years 1770 & 1773 By R. Hill.
Manuscript plan in ink and some colour, on vellum, size 15" x 14". Decorative title cartouche, in grey wash, shows fields and a few buildings, each field named, meadow land and woodland shown, land of J. Sneyd outlined in yellow. Table of 30 fields with acreage. Scale of chains, (one and a quarter inches = 10 chains). Ink slightly faded in places, some short vertical creases at top and bottom edges. Small piece cut away at top right corner (in blank area).
Longdon and Cannock Wood
FINAL AGREEMENT between George Boughey and William and Dorothy Davenport relating to messuage, stable, barn, orchard, thirty acres of land and common of pasture for cattle.
Vellum, size 7«" x 21", some light spotting, folds, some brown stains on verso.
LEASE of a house in Longdon with gardens and orchard, closes called Barn Croft, Calves Croft, John Floyer of Lichfield to John Clement of Longdon.
On paper, size 18" x 26", small wax seal... together with... BOND of John Clement to John Floyer. Printed with manuscript inserts, signed and witnessed. 1737, and a Quitclaim of the same date, printed with manuscript inserts. Loosely inserted are two indentures of 1738, John Clement to David Ede, both with the ink badly offset. 5 items.
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OBLIGATION BON of Thomas Bradney of Pen, Gent., to Paul Button the Edler of Pen, Brickmaker, for £100.
2p., small folio, neatly written, good armorial wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title.
¶ Refers to the conveyance to Bradney of a dwelling house and lands in Pen.
ALBION IRON FOUNDRY Bot. of Thomas Hatfield, Manufacturer of Stove Plates, Kitchen Ranges... Gates, Field & Garden Rollers... Iron Pumps, Pallisades Plain or Ornamental... Engine and Mill work Casting with every other description of Casting to Pattern Drawing or Dimension...
Bill with Printed heading as above, 1p., folio, folds, made out to a Mr. Elley for various types of grate, gates, railings, etc., and labour for installing. Signed as received by Hatfield. Small repaired tear at centre where bill once stabbed for storage, a couple of minor edge tears.
PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLANS of Freehold Property comprising 44 Newly-erected Dwelling Houses & Shops and 18 Plots of Eligible Building Land near the Centre of Smallthorne, and at Bradley, with a Desirable Freehold Farm at Turnhurst, near Tunstall... for Sale by Auction... 31st October, 1899.
3pp., folio, folded with docket title, two very large coloured folding large-scale plans.
OBLIGATION BOND of John Legh of Ridge in Cheshire to William Trafford of Swithamley in Staffordshire.
13 lines in Latin and English on Vellum, size 6" x 14". Small wax seal missing from tag. Signed by Legh and five witnesses. Slightly faded in parts.
¶ The Legh family of East Hall were an important family in Cheshire. They were related to the Traffords by marriage.
LEASE FOR A YEAR of 'all that farm or tenement or Mease Place whereon a messuage formerly stood' in Wigginton, part of a farm called Buckley's and a cottage in Cumberford, Hugh Annerley of Clifton Campville to Humphrey Woodcock.
Vellum, size 20" x 28", good wax seal showing a bird with a branch in its beak. Some slight yellowing of vellum.
Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXII N.E., size approx. 12" x 14", plus margins, key in margins.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXII N.E.
scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Edges slightly dusty.
O.S. blindstamp 1881.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LXXII.N.W.
Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in left-hand margin. Slightly dusty.
Railways inserted to 1890, O.S. blindstamp 1901.
REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF WALSALL
2pp, with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Disbound.
PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of Valuable Freehold Farms Which Will be Sold by Auction... At the Light Railway Hotel, Hulme End... 21st day of June, 1906.
2pp., small folio, large folding coloured plan.
¶ The farms were known as Cantrills and Leys.
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