BUCKINGHAMSHIRE AND BERKSHIRE, painted by Sutton Palmer and described by G. E. Mitton, A & C Black, 1920;

first edition; illustrated with 60 colour plates and folding sketch map; ix+232 pp.; 8vo; some spotting to contents, orig. green pictorial cloth, spine gilt lettered, a very good copy. 35 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Indenture, 1858, between Rev. Edward Fane, Rector of Fulbeck, co. Lincoln, and Henry Edward Fane, of Avon Tyrell, co. Hants., esquire, of the one part, and Richard Malins, of Bracknell, butcher, of the other part: conveyance of land in Binfield, bounded on the north by land belonging to the Binfield poor, on the east by land or gravel pits in Easthampstead. Reference is made to a Binfield Enclosure award, 1817, to the P.C.C. will of Edward David Batson, to a 1840 indenture enrolled in the High Court of Chancery, and to a schedule of deeds going back to 1788. Other persons mentioned include Robert George Cecil Fane, John Hardy, Thomas Whittaker, John Purdue, Thomas Lacey, James Farrer, and William Eyre. Written on a single sheet of vellum, bearing two red wax seals and one blue revenue stamp, in good condition. 16 pounds

 

OUR VILLAGE, Mary Russell Mitford, Macmillan & Co., 1910; set in Swallowfield; 16 tipped-in colour plates from drawings by Alfred Rawlings, and 100 illustrations by Hugh Thomson; lx + 256 pp.; 4to; two inscriptions on front free endpaper, orig. gilt dec.green cloth, faded, top edge gilt, slightly frayed at top of backstrip, a firm copy. 10 pounds

 

KELLY: DIRECTORY OF BERKSHIRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE AND OXFORDSHIRE, 1915, Kelly Directories Ltd.;

2 folding coloured maps; xviii+428+viii+344+viii+478+60pp., including adverts.; large 8vo; original gilt dec. red cloth, some wear on upper hinge, otherwise a very good copy. 105 pounds

 

INDEX OF THE PROBATE RECORDS OF THE COURT OF THE ARCHDEACON OF BERKSHIRE, 1653-1710,

J.S. Howse, British Record Society, Vol. 87, 1975; alphabetical arrangement, with indexes of places, and trades and conditions; sketch map, x+174pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. plum cloth, a very good copy, slightly faded. 20 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Indenture, dated 29 January 1858, between George Barnes, of Newbury, gentleman, of the one part, and Henry Nathan Atherton, of Ramsbury, co. Wilts., miller, and Thomas Pearce Brown, of Chisledon, co. Wilts., gentleman, of the other part; re property, including 4 messuages etc., at Ashbury, and 3 messuages etc. in Kingston Winslow, p. Ashbury. Other people mentioned include John Mullock, William Hazell, Jane Hazell, William Reason, Stephen Hambling, Benjamin Stead, William Partridge, William Langford, Robert Holloday, William Johnstone. A single large sheet on vellum, bearing 3 seals and one blue revenue stamp; signatures of witnesses; very good condition. 21 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Indenture, dated 13 July 1824, between Maria Spencer, of Binfield, widow, of the first part, James Taylor, of Binfield, inn keeper, of the second part, George Spencer, of [blank], of the third part, John Round, of Binfield, baker, of the fourth part, Richard Malins, of New Bracknell, butcher, of the fifth part, and John Roberts, of Wokingham, gentleman, of the sixth part: re release and conveyance of a piece of land called Providence and the messuage on it built by William Spencer. The adjoining garden lay on Priestwood Road. Richard Malins successfully bid for the property at an auction at the Stag and Hounds inn in Binfield. Some history of the property in earlier indentures is mentioned. Written on two sheets of vellum, bearing 6 red seals, 2 blue revenue stamps, with signatures of witnesses, in good condition, folded. 23 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Bond, 1784, of Osman Vincent, of Newbury, banker, Richard Budd, of Chatham Place, London, Doctor of Physic, and William Budd, of Newbury, gent., in the sum of 1,000 pounds. The condition of the obligation is the performance of covenants mentioned in a tripartite indenture of the same date. Other persons mentioned include John Ambrose, Elizabeth Susanna Ambrose, Samuel Vines, Richard Read. Signatures of the 3 bondsmen with 3 red wax seals affixed, and signature of one witness. Two embossed revenue stamps. Written on paper, in very good condition. 13 pounds

 

MURRAY: BERKSHIRE ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE, ed. J. Betjeman & J. Piper, 1st edn., 1949; 171 illus.; index; xii+163pp; large 8vo; orig. pictorial cloth, firm volume, slightly rubbed, in defective dust-jacket. 12 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Indenture, 1807, between Charles Dubber, of Charnham Street, parish of Hungerford, but in the County of Wilts., shoemaker, of the one part, and Joseph Woesmond, of Hungerford Newtown, parish of Hungerford, in the County of Berks., yeoman, of the other part: re assignment of a messuage or tenement and premises at Hungerford Newtown, formerly occupied by Thomas Noon, who purchased it from John Jackson of Newtown. An earlier assignment indenture of 1797, involving Henry Pettit, of Shefford, is referred to. Other persons mentioned include William Smith, Charles Purton, George Ryley, and Samuel Westall. Signatures of witnesses. Written on a single large sheet of vellum, bearing red wax seal of Charles Dubber, one blue revenue stamp, in good condition, folded. 19 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Indenture, 1880, between Walter Edmund Gwynn, of High Street, Colnbrook, Bucks., grocer, of the one part, and Thomas Hodson, of Bracknell, inn keeper, of the other part: re mortgage of freehold hereditaments and land at the Roundabout in Binfield, and assignment of insurance policy for securing 100 pounds and interest at five pounds per annum. The document is endorsed by a later reconveyance indenture, 1892, between Joseph Hodson, of Nottingham, builder, John Watkin, of 39 Eastbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, lodging house keeper, the mortgagees, and Walter Edwin Gwynn, the mortgager. Other persons mentioned include Henry Goddard, William Laird, Jane Gwynn, and Charles J. Lane. Signatures of witnesses. Written on two large sheets of vellum, bearing 3 red seals, 2 red revenue stamps, in good condition, folded. 15 pounds

 

 

 

 

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