[Manuscript] An indenture, 1879, between William Patrick, of Basford, p. Stoke on Trent, builder, and James Ridgway, of Basford, porter: conveyance of a plot of land and two dwelling-houses in Basford. The property was bounded on the west side by King Street.  Its exact position is described, mentioning adjacent properties, whose occupiers are named. Other persons mentioned include Sir Lovelace Tomlinson Stamer, Charles Lynam, Henry Smallwood Swann, W.E. Cartwright. The reverse side includes the signatures of witnesses. Written on a single sheet of vellum, bearing two red seals and one blue revenue stamp, in very good condition. 6 pounds

 

[Manuscript] Indenture, 1829, between John Smith, of Elmhurst Hall, esquire, of the one part, and William Mould, of Fenton Vivian, parish of Stoke on Trent, potter, of the other part: lease for a year of a piece of land, part of a close called Hern Hey Meadow at Fenton Culvert, parish of Stoke on Trent, for five shillings.  Signatures of two witnesses. Written on a single sheet of vellum, bearing  red wax seal of John Smith, one blue revenue stamp, spotted, in good condition. 8 pounds

 

[Manuscript] 1832 recognizance for £40.  Thomas Webb Greene, of  St. Michael’s Lichfield, esquire, and John Cox, of the same, baker, churchwardens of the said parish, are required to appear at the next General Gaol Delivery at the Guildhall and prefer a bill of indictment against John Bevans, Joseph Hubble, and William Hartland, labourers, for breaking and entering the church and stealing five bottles of port wine, and give evidence. Landscape narrow oblong; manuscript on standard printed form, on vellum, in good condition, has been folded. 8 pounds

 

[Manuscript] 1860 indenture, between William Ellis, of Princes End, Tipton, grocer, of the one part, and Joseph Hipkins, of the same, provision merchant, of the other part: re mortgage of a messuage, shop, etc., adjoining the Bull’s Head Inn, at Princes End, for securing £350 and interest at £5 percent per annum. Other persons mentioned include Sarah Morrall, Benjamin Smith, Thomas Morrall, [blank] Craddock, [blank] Morris, Francis Sanders, and William Garratt. The reverse side includes the signatures of witnesses. Written on a single sheet of vellum, one red seal, one blue revenue stamp, in very good condition, folded. 9 pounds

 

WILLIAM ADAMS, AN OLD ENGLISH POTTER, WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF HIS FAMILY AND THEIR PRODUCTIONS, ed. W. Turner, 1904; limited edition of 650 copies; 72 illus.; 5 folding pedigrees; 3 appendices; index; xxii+254pp; royal 8vo; orig. gilt dec. blue cloth, top edge gilt, a very good copy, fore-edge slightly spotted. 20 pounds

 

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF STAFFORDSHIRE: the complete Staffordshire section of a larger work; folding engraved 1760 county map by W. Owen (in very good condition); 179-196pp; 8vo; rebound in modern half-cloth, marbled sides, fine condition. 20 pounds

 

[Manuscript]  Coroner’s inquest verdict, City of Lichfield, 1844.

 “That the said Jane Godwin … being of the age of fifteen years alone in her master’s kitchen … sitting near the fireside, a burning cinder fell upon her gown out of the said fire … was then and there burnt of which said burning she languished and languishing did live until the sixteenth day of January …”

Signed and sealed by the coroner, Charles Simpson, and 12 jurors.  Small folio; Written on a single sheet of vellum, with 13 green wax seals affixed, in good condition, a little rubbed and creased. 36 pounds

 

[Manuscript]  Indenture, 1869, between John Barlow, of Dale Hall, parish of Burslem, painter, and William Higgs, of Middleport, parish of Burslem, potter’s manager: re mortgage of a dwelling house and premises in Dale Hall for securing £180 and interest.  The property was bounded on the north by Newcastle Street and on the south and west by property of Hamlet Howard.  The reverse side contains a subsequent reconveyance indenture, dated 1873.  Other persons mentioned include George Alcock, Jno. Weaver, William Cooper.  Signatures of two witnesses. Written on a single sheet of vellum, bearing 3 red wax seals, 2 blue revenue stamps, spotted, in good condition, folded. 14 pounds

 

[Manuscript]  1869 indenture, between Joseph Knight, gentleman, and Thomas Udall, ironmaster, both of Newcastle under Lyme, of the one part, and John Tomkinson, of Tunstall, earthenware manufacturer, of the other part: re conveyance of a plot of building land in Parsonage Street, Tunstall, bounded on the north side by other land of Joseph Knight and Thomas Udall, on the east by land agreed to be sold to James Hancock, and on the west by land and premises of William Evans.  Golden Hill and Clay Hills are mentioned.  The reverse side has the signatures of witnesses.  Written on a single sheet of vellum, three red seals, one blue revenue stamp, in very good condition, folded. 13 pounds

 

 

Collections for a History of Staffordshire, William Salt Archaeological Society

8vo; orig. gilt dec. cloth :

 

STAFFORDSHIRE PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY, VOL. 1 (1213-1603), publ. 1919; large folding map; folding charts; indexes; lxvi + 464 pp.; a very good copy. 15 pounds

 

THE REGISTRATIONS OF DISSENTING CHAPELS AND MEETING HOUSES IN STAFFORDSHIRE, 1689-1852,

B. Donaldson, 1960; abstracts made from the original registration records held in the public records; index; xxvii+160pp; a firm copy. 15 pounds

 

 

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