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


  1. Beoley ASSIGNMENT AND SURRENDER of Estates at Beoley... for residue of Term of 1000 years.... Joshua Walker and others to Miss Holmes. 4 large vellum sheets, second sheet with some light browning. Contains very long list of farms and lands, naming each close etc. 5 wax seals. 1854. £24.00
    * Includes Witmore Farm, Pink Green Farm, Marlfield Farm, Battens Farm.


  2. Beoley SURRENDER of Hereditaments in Beoley for residue of term of 1000 years, Timothy Yeats Brown, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Genoa, and others to Harriet Holmes. 5 vellum sheets, size 23" x 27", four wax seals... together with... Deed of Appointment and Release of £10,000, 1835... secured upon two Farms called The Mills Farm and Pot End Farm at Beoley, Mrs Hunter to William Holmes. 2 vellum sheets, ink slightly faded. 1835 and 1854. £25.00
    * Included Churchill Farm, Holt End Farm, the farm near the Hall, Upper Bowling Green Hill. Gives a long list of lands.


  3. Berrow CONVEYANCE of a piece of land called Casson Park, a cottage and garden at Chase End Hill, Henry Hart to D. Clutterbuck. Vellum, 3p., folio, red margins, coloured plan 6" x 5" in text. 1903. £14.00

  4. Bockleton area FARMER'S ACCOUNT BOOK 1814-1818. 17 pages listing items sold, in 4to children's exercise book, wraps with six woodcut illustrations 'A Top', 'The Goat' etc., printed by T. Bell, Oundle. Name 'Martha Good' written in top corner. Lists amounts of beans, peas, tallow, wheat, sheep, lambs, cherries, cider, to various named people, with price. Places mentioned include Newnham, Burford, Bewdley, 'Hill Top', Dudnell. 1814-18. £70.00
    * 'July 29th. Agreed with Jukes to reap 16 Acres of Wheat with the broad hooks at 5s per Acre, each man to be allowed 2 Quarts of Cyder and 1 Gall of Beer each Day' (!) 'Finished shearing lambs the wool of 90 weighed 148lbs.'


  5. Bromsgrove COPY FEOFFMENT of messuage and tenement with garden and orchard in Bromsgrove, John Chance the Elder of Timber Hanger to Walter Bradley. Vellum, size 22" x 26". Vellum uniformly browned, but legible. Copy, with no seals or signatures. 1641. £18.00

  6. Castle Morton, Longdon SECURITY for £300 including £258 due on a former Mortgage, Mary Beale of Ledbury to John Hartland of Colwall. Vellum, size 28" x 33", nice wax seal with a galleon. 1757. £18.00
    * Refers to a house called Grimstone in Longdon, in which Samuel Beale lately dwelt, various named closes of land.


  7. Dowty (William), Photographer DEFFORD AND HILL CROOM CORONATION FESTIVITIES Bourne Bank, June 24th, 1902. Photograph, size 6" x 8", mounted on thick card, with printed title under image. Slightly faded. 1902. £8.00
    * Shows people in a large garden or park, decorated with garlands, lanterns etc. Taken looking down on the crowd from a slight rise.


  8. Elmley Lovett TWO MANUSCRIPT CERTIFICATES from the Land Tax Office at Kidderminster. Two large folio pages, signed with a 10-line declaration by the Commissioner, listing in tabular for the Land Tax payable for approx. 9 years between 1798 and 1853 for Rock Orchard and other lands in Elmley Lovett, giving Proprietor, name of Property, sum assessed. 1860. £14.00

  9. Elmley Lovett WILL of Samuel Wanley, Rector of Elmley Lovett, 1776. Manuscript, 7p., small folio, folded. Stamped 'Office Copy Court of Probate'. Copied c1860. £12.00
    * Refers to his 'manors, messuages and lands' in Emley Lovett, Hampton Lovett and Elmbridge. Makes substantial bequests to servants and relatives.


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  10. Oldswinford PARTICULARS OF SALE of Reserved Ground Rent at Dudley and Shares in Freehold Properties at Audnam & Oldswinford near Stourbridge... for Sale by Auction... 11th July 1884. Handbill, small folio. Folds. Mark & Moody, Printers, Stourbridge. 1884. £12.00
    * Lot 2 was a share in Ivy House, Audnam, and Lot 3 a share in Two Cottages at Oldswinford.


  11. Redditch JACK AND JILL Palace, Redditch. Card for pantomime of Jack and JIll, size 12" x 8", on card, holes at top for thread for hanging, illustration of Jack and Jill falling down the hill in bright colours. 1950's. £12.00

  12. Redmarley d'Abitot AUCTION POSTER advertising sale of two cottages at the Rose and Crown Inn, 27th October 1886. Printed in large type-faces, size 16" x 13", fold down right hand side and centre, 3" tear repaired on verso with archival tape. Pinned to corner is 4pp. printed conditions of sale, with is rather browned. 1888. £18.00

  13. Redmarley d'Abitot RELEASE and Assignment of a cottage in Redmarley d'Abitot, Joesph Pritchett, Cordwainer, to George Bennet, of Ledbury, Baker. Vellum, size 24" x 34", vellum rather browned on first 6 lines, light brown stain about 4" x 2". Signed by 4 parties with small wax seals. 1784. £16.00

  14. Saint Martin PROBATE of the will of James Taylor, Victualler. Vellum, size 14" x 16", smaller printed certificate attached, fine large papered seal. 1840. £14.00

  15. Willersey ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Top Farm, Willersey, Comprising a most Perfect Tudor Residence... standing about 450 feet above sea level and commanding exceedingly beautiful views over the Vale of Evesham... for sale by auction... July 14th, 1914... 10pp., stiff printed wraps, size 12" x 10", wraps darkened, large number in blue crayon on front wrap. 6 photographic views on 3 pages. 1914. £22.00

  16. Worcester and Welland PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Life Interest of the Bankrupt Properties in Worcester and the Parish of Welland in... Government Stocks... Two Pieces of Freehold Land at Welland to Be Sold by Auction... Nov. 20th, 1896. Second Edition without Plan. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, some edge tears. Completed memorandum on verso. 1896. £12.00
    * Includes 36 & 37 Tything, 'Hook Farm' and 'Hill Court Farm' in Welland.


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