[Manuscript] Indenture, 1840, between James Hickmott, of Smarden, farmer, and William Hickmott the younger, late of Frittenden, but now of Ulcomb, farmer, of the one part, and James Webb, of Goudhurst, gentleman, of the other part: conveyance for 65 pounds of a freehold messuage with garden, orchard, etc., at Goudhurst, by the side of the turnpike road leading from Goudhurst Town to a certain place called Pattenden, formerly in the occupation of  William Boorman, since of William Apps, since of Charles Kent, since then of  William Hazelden Butcher, and now of Thomas Stiles. Reference is made to the will of William Hickmott, proved 1834. Other persons mentioned include Sarah Dobell, David Dobell. Signatures of witnesses on reverse side. Written on one sheet of vellum, bearing three red wax seals and one blue revenue stamp, in good condition, folded. 16 pounds

 

INDEX OF WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS … AT CANTERBURY, VOL. II, 1558-1577, AND ADMINISTRATIONS 1538-1545, British Record Society, Vol. 65, 1940; viii+149pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. plum cloth, a good, firm copy. 15 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Draft indenture, 1877, between the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Charles Henry Armstrong, of Streatham, Surrey: conveyance of fee farm rents in the county of Kent. Includes details of numerous rents. Written on 13 large sheets of paper, final sheet stained, otherwise in good condition. 10 pounds

 

REGISTERS OF SHIPBOURNE, CO. KENT, [? author]; lacks title page and preliminaries; 1560-1658; 66pp; large 4to; bound in red cloth gilt, a good, firm volume. 15 pounds

Loosely inserted is a manuscript index.

 

[Manuscript] Indenture, 1858, between Samuel Bishopp, of Willesborough, farmer, and Jane Bishopp, of Willesborough, spinster: a deed of gift of various properties in Willesborough and Challock, including ten cottages, Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, Burridge Terrace, near Aylesford Green, Willesborough, and a piece of land, etc., containing five William Stace, Stephen Payner, Daniel Maxted, George Attaway, Mary Amos, Richard Lion, William Brootler, William Amos, James Swan, and Edward Watts. Written on a single large sheet of vellum, bearing two red wax seals and one blue revenue stamp, in good condition, folded. 17 pounds

 

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS IN THE CHURCHYARD AND CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS’, LYDD, KENT, Leland L. Duncan, Kent Arch. Soc., 1927; index of persons, index of places, index of coats of arms, &c.; ix+68pp; 8vo; orig. green wrappers, a very good copy. 5 pounds

 

THE BOOK OF TONBRIDGE, F. Chapman, Barracuda Books, 1976; list of subscribers; numerous illus.; map on endpaper; index; 148pp; 4to; orig. gilt dec. green cloth, a good, firm copy, dust-jacket faded and rubbed at edges. 15 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Continuation of Abstract of the Title to Estates in the County of Kent in Mortgage to Mr. Samuel Andrews for securing £1500 and Interest. This undated 19th century document traces the history of various property transactions, 1815-1825 approx., including property at Biddenden (near Bateman’s Wood), Ulcomb, West Malling, and Cranbrook. Persons mentioned include Robert Hazell, William Coleman, William Scudamore, George Matanle, Alexander Randall, Alexander Ruckster, William Carter, John Tempest, and John Vandungey.  Large 4to. Written on 8 sheets of paper, joined at corner, in good  condition, folded, one side dust marked. 10 pounds

 

WHERE TRAVELLERS REST: THE STORY OF RICHARD WATTS CHARITY, ROCHESTER AND THE SIX THE POOR TRAVELLERS” HOUSE, L.H. Bell, Rochester, 1926; frequent illus., 57pp; 8vo; orig. cloth, slightly stained on top outer corners of both covers. 5 pounds

 

[Manuscript] An 18th century copy of a 1683 indenture, between Mary White, of Goudhurst, widow, and Benjamin Slayney, of Langley, butcher: release for 60 pounds of one messuage or tenement and two gardens, now divided into three dwelling houses, and one messuage or tenement called the five Bells, and one stable, one garden, one orchard, etc., all in the parish of Leeds. The positions of the properties are described, including names of occupiers. Persons mentioned include Thomas Detnall, William Witherden, Stephen White, Phil. Lake, Tho. Lake, Downe, Goldsmith, and Meredith. A note at the end of the document says it was examined in 1732.  Written on five folio sheets of paper, joined at head, in very good  condition.

13 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Indenture, 1762, between Matthew Smith, of Leeds, carpenter, and Thomas Buley, of Thurnham, yeoman: re mortgage of messuages with shop, etc., at Leeds, lately occupied (before they were rebuilt) by Richard Turner and William Harlett. Other persons mentioned include David Harlock, Anne Catt, Thomas Williard. Signatures of witnesses on reverse side. Written on one sheet of vellum, bearing one red wax seal and one blue revenue stamp, in good condition, spotted. 11 pds

 

THE POSTS OF SEVENOAKS IN KENT, A. Donald, 1992; an account of the handling and transportation of the written communication of Sevenoaks District (Westerham to Wrotham, Biggin Hill to Edenbridge) on the road to Rye and Hastings, A.D. 1085 to 1985/6; numerous illus., maps on endpapers, appendix, index, xiii+452pp; 4to; orig. cloth, dust-jacket, virtually as new. 8 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Indenture, 1769, between Matthew Smith, of Leeds, carpenter, of the one part, and John Buley, of Leeds, tailor, of the other part: re conveyance by lease and release, for £165, of two messuages and shop, etc., at Leeds, formerly occupied (before they were rebuilt) by Richard Turner, William Harlett, and David Harlock et al.. Signatures of witnesses. Edward Mason and Josh. Williams, on reverse side. Written on one large sheet of vellum, bearing one red wax seal and one revenue stamp, in good condition. 11 pounds

Kent books (continued)