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 houses 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.
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.
APPRENTICESHIP INDENTURE apprentising Georgina Swettenham, age thirteen, of Castle Street, Newcastle, in Stafford, to William Copeland, Edward Capper Copeland, Alfred James Copeland and Richard Perrie Copeland of Stoke upon Trent, Potters and Co-partners.
1p., large folio, printed with manuscript inserts, conjoint leaf with docket title on verso, docket title dusty. Georgina was to learn 'that branch of a potter's art called 'enamel painting', and was bound for seven years. Signed by Georgina and her father, and by William Lea for the Masters, with small paper seals. Details of wages over the term written in manuscript.
¶ Copeland potteries were
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.
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.
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. Loosely inserted is an indenture of 1738, John Clement to David Ede, 3p., rather browned, and two Obligation Bonds of 1737, relating to the transaction, printed with manuscript inserts, small wax seals, 4 items.
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CORRESPONDENCE to J. Riley Marsh. 1859 - 1866.
Comprises: (i) Three letters from I. Fleming, Trentham, about land at the Manufactory, disputed with the Duke of Sutherland. 1860. (ii) Letter on headed paper of California Works, Longton, Jan. 4th 1860, about disputed land at the works, signed William Loft. Says they will settle out of Court 'as His Grace has a strong objection to litigation'.3p., 8vo. (iii) Two letters on headed paper of High Street Pottery, Burslem. 1866. Says the manufactory is in poor condition and he would not find a buyer. Men will not work without improvements in manufactories. They need a new oven and the Government Inspector has stipulated hand rails. (iv) Three letters from Mary Riley to 'John' (her son) re. valuations of Hill Works, Appleby's Wharf etc. Dated Portland House, Burslem, 1865. (v) Two pieces with notes of coal, ironstone, slack raised at Bank Top Colliery. 1866.
¶ Riley Marsh claimed the disputed land had been let to his father with the land used to build the manufactory. Jacob Marsh, his father, ran the Boundary (or California) Works in King Street, Longton, from 1819. The facade of the works survives.
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.
Stafford, Stoke, Ashbourn
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXII S.W.
Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14" plus wide margins. Some snags at top edge of paper.
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.
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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