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THE VISITATIONS OF BEDFORDSHIRE, 1566, 1582, 1634, ed. F.A. Blaydes, Harleian Society, Vol. 19, 1884; numerous pedigrees; index; xv+234pp; large 8vo; orig. gilt dec. plum cloth, a very good copy. 35 pounds


[Manuscript] Inventory & Valuation of the Acts of Husbandry, Brouse of Straw & Fixtures &c. at Hulcote Moor & Shrouds Farm from Mr. Chas. Goosey to The Revd. B.C. Smith, 6th October 1893. Arranged under headings and sub-headings, which are underlined in red: Allotments, Fallow, Bauky Ground, Fatting Ground, Brouse of Straw, Fixtures, Dining room, Drawing room, Front Kitchen, Hall, Back Kitchen, Landing & Staircase, Bedroom No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, Nos. 4, 5 & 6, Boiling House, Cow Yard, Horseyard, The Shrouds. The report bears the signature of Charles Goosey, the vendor. 3 pp.; tall, narrow folio; on paper bearing a red 15/- revenue stamp; accompanied by a related letter to Revd. B.C. Smith from a Bedford firm of estate agents, surveyors and auctioneers, containing some additional details. Both items in excellent condition. 18 pounds

Also referred to elsewhere as Holcotmoors Farm and Shrouds Farm.


PIPE ROLLS, BUCKS. AND BEDS., 1189-1199, Bucks. Arch. Soc. & Beds. Hist. Rec. Soc., Aylesbury, 1923; index;

vii+284 pp.; 8vo; contemporary buckram gilt, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in, in very good condition. 12 pounds


JOHN BUNYAN (1628-1688), HIS LIFE, TIMES, AND WORK, John Brown, tercentenary edition, revised by Frank Mott Harrison, Hulbert Publishing Co, 1928; folding pedigree; 48 illustrations; much historical description of contemporary Bedford, including chapters on Five Years of Bedford Life: 1655-1660 and Twelve Years in Bedford Gaol; index; xxiv+515pp; 8vo; inscription on half-title, original gilt decorated green cloth, top edge gilt, a very good copy. 10 pounds


INDEX OF BEDFORDSHIRE PROBATE RECORDS 1484-1858, ed. Joan Stuart & Peggy Wells, 2 volumes, British Record Society, 1993-4; sketch maps; indexes; xxx+382, vi+383-783pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. plum cloth, almost as new. 20 pounds





ROYAL CASTLE, REBEL TOWN, Raymond South, Barracuda, Buckingham, 1981; Puritan Windsor in Civil War and Commonwealth; list of subscribers; frequent illustrations; 112 pp.; 8vo; brief internal library inkstamps, orig. cloth gilt,

dust-jacket, in very good condition. 4 pounds


[Manuscript] An indenture, 1806, between Rev. John Pratt, of Sedlescombe, Sussex, Benjamin Cutler Finch, of Woolwich, Kent, Matthew Finch, of Deptford, Kent, John Tebbutt, of Limehouse, Middlesex, merchant, Mary Eleanor Tebbutt, William Kinch, of Eaton Hastings, and Hugh Smith the younger, of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex: assignment of the term of 1,000 years. Reference is made to earlier indentures of 1728 and 1732, and to property in Water Eaton and Eaton Hastings, including mention of the Upper Ground, Home Ground, Ram Leaze, and Low Norris. The exact position of the property is described in relation to adjacent properties, of which the occupiers are named. Other persons mentioned include William Green, Richard Green, Charles Long, Thomas Ewar, Sir Robert Chamberlain, Walter Child, John Catten, George Pomeroy, Mary Eleanor Finch, Sir Lawrence Sanfield, Jno. Allen, Edward Allen. Written on a single sheet of vellum, bearing 7 red wax seals and one blue revenue stamp, reverse side heavily dust-marked, otherwise in good condition. 18 pounds


[Manuscript] An indenture, 1859, between John Norris, of Sunninghill, bricklayer, and Joseph Norris, of Sunninghill, bricklayer: conveyance for 80 pounds of a freehold cottage and premises in Sunninghill. The exact position of the property is described in relation to a lane leading to the Kennel at Ascot, the road leading from Hatchet lane towards Ascot Heath, and other adjacent properties, of which the occupiers are named. On the reverse side are signatures of witnesses and a receipt. Persons mentioned include George Norris, Alexander Dewar, William Gough, Marmaduke Willis. A neat document written on a single sheet of vellum, bearing two red wax seals and one blue revenue stamp, in very good condition. 15 pounds


[Manuscript] An indenture, 1835, between James Chambers, of Wokingham, baker, Charity Chambers, and John Varndall Carrington: re mortgage of premises in Wokingham to secure 160 pounds and interest. The property comprised two tenements, formerly occupied as five tenements, together with barn, yard, garden, fuel houses, etc.. Its exact position is described in relation to Broad Street, Shute End, and a number of adjacent properties, whose past and present occupiers are named. Attached is a vellum certificate of production of deeds, 1835. Other persons mentioned include Nathaniel Basnett, Catherine Wise, Giles Blackman, Timothy Haze Altabon Earle, Samuel Price, Joseph Beaver, William Hall Comber, Paul Watkins, John Rogers Wheeler, Mrs Keeling, Joseph Langley, William Exall, William Serne, William Chambers, Elizabeth Netherclift, Sarah Netherclift, Joseph Whatley, John Jackson Blandy, Thomas Sherwood, Francis Soames. Written on 3 sheets of vellum, bearing two red wax seals and two blue revenue stamps, in very good condition. 25 pounds



[Manuscript] An indenture, 1825, between James Wheeler, of Wokingham, surgeon, John Heelas, of Wokingham, draper, Dorothea Ann Heelas, and Daniel Wheeler: declaration of trust monies under the will of Daniel Wheeler deceased. The bequests included the Manor of Buckhurst. Other persons mentioned include Rev. William Bremner, Elizabeth Wheeler, James Webb. Written on 2 sheets of vellum, spotted, bearing 4 red wax seals and one blue revenue stamp, in good condition. 21 pounds