ADMINISTRATIONS AND INVENTORIES OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF NORTHAMPTON 1711-1800,

ed. C. Baggott, British Record Society, 1980; sketch map, indexes of persons, places, and trades and conditions, x+158pp; 8vo; orig. plum card covers, a very good copy, a little faded. 10 pounds

 

A CALENDAR OF WILLS RELATING TO THE COUNTIES OF NORTHAMPTON AND RUTLAND, PROVED IN THE COURT OF THE ARCHDEACON OF NORTHAMPTON, 1510 TO 1652, ed. W.P.W. Phillimore, British Record Society,

Vol. 1, 1888; xvi+210pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. plum cloth, a good, firm copy. 25 pounds

 

[TURNER family bible]  A bible, published in 1837, in which have been written dates of birth and death and ages at death, 1756 to 1876, of 15 members of the Turner family (but details of death are “unknown” for three of the people).  Richard Turner has written his name at the top of the title page.  To the reverse of the front free endpaper has been added a contemporary silhouette illustration of  “Ann Turner.  Died Feb. 2, 1837”.  (From external sources, it has been ascertained that several of these deaths were registered in the district of Kettering, and at least two of the Turners were tradesmen at Rothwell during the 19th century, one a butcher, the other a tailor.)   Loosely inserted is an interesting 1943 manuscript letter, signed by Susie Linnell, of 20 Stoneygate Road, Leicester, addressed to “Ronald” [someone has added “BALE”]:  The writer has recently seen Ronald’s Aunt Fanny at Newport, and as a result is now enclosing the Turner family bible; she is an old friend of his mother, and, when young, they used to visit each other in their homes.  The bible itself is in very poor condition, with lower board detached, and a piece torn from the bottom of the leaf containing the family record. 30 pounds

 

THE WAKES OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, P. Gordon, 1992; a well researched family history; illus. with 63 colour plates, 165 black and white plates, 11 line drawings, and 6 maps; index; xii+475pp; 4to; orig. gilt dec. cloth, dust-jacket. 20 pounds

 

ROCKINGHAM CASTLE: ITS ANTIQUITY AND HISTORY, reprinted, The Mitre Press, 1931; illus., 75pp; small 8vo; top edge a little spotted, orig. cloth. 15 pounds

 

[Manuscript]  Final agreement, 1819, between Thomas Bland, plaintiff, and Mercer Skevington and Sarah his wife:  re two messuages, one malthouse, one kiln, three barns, three stables, etc., at Bozeat and Crendon.  Landscape narrow oblong; manuscript on standard form, on vellum, bearing one blue revenue stamp, in very good condition, has been  folded.  11 pounds

 

PETERBOROUGH LOCAL ADMINISTRATION: ELIZABETHAN PETERBOROUGH: THE DEAN AND CHAPTER AS LORDS OF THE CITY (PART III OF TUDOR DOCUMENTS), ed. W.T. Mellows & D.H. Gifford, Northamptonshire Record Society, 1956; illus. frontispiece, appendix, indexes, lix+205pp; 8vo; orig. cloth, covers a bit damp stained. 15 pounds

 

 

Northumberland 

 

A BOOK OF MISCELLANEA, Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee, Vol. IX, 1929; includes articles on Parish registers of Northumberland and Durham, Hodgson’s list of pedigrees of families in Northumberland and Durham, Index to pedigrees recorded in local histories, etc., Selections from the Delaval papers, The registers of the Ballasts Hill Cemetery; index; 356pp; 8vo; presentation inscription on front free endpaper, fore-edge slightly spotted, orig. cloth, paper label frayed, a firm copy.

10 pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northamptonshire and Rutland