AUSTRALIA

PROPERTY & WILLS ETC

PROPERTY, ETC


66/11 Launceston, Tasmania- 1889 – Lease of property  ‘Ship & Pilot Boat’ by Margaret Elizabeth Gilmour (Launceston, Tasmania)  For full details/price, please see my Gloucestershire page – Property –   Bristol /  Narrow Quay




WILLS, ETC


160/77 Beryl (daughter of Douglas Baker of Geraldton, Western Australia), beneficiary of Will. For full details & price of this document, please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Woodcock, Samuel Jonathan – Norwich – 1912


215/208 Hatton, William – Halifax, England  – died 1857 Contemporary certified copy of Will & Codicil. Late father in law Samuel Taylor Rigg, sons John William Hatton, Joseph Douglas Hatton (Van Diemans Land), William Wilberforce Hatton & Charles Wesley Hatton; daughters Emma Hatton, Mary Ann (w/o John G. Fowers / John G. Towers?). Refers to various properties in Halifax [one Cheapside occupied by M/s William Ferguson Holroyde Son & Cronhelm, one Church Lane, one Cross Field] and Closes of Land. 8 large sheets paper signed by Fred. Walker & William Shipston.  £30


171/161 Tillyard, Robin John – Canberra – dated 1938 Letter detailing occupation & death – for details & price see Norfolk page – Wills –  Tillyard, Miss Ellen (his aunt)


73/5 Wyer, Emma, Henley Beach, South Australia – 1885 Contemporary Certified copy of Will dated 23/9/1885. Refers to late husband, Charles S Wyer, a plaintiff in the case ‘ Charles Wyer and others v John Tomkins’. Son  Charles and grandchildren, sister, grand nieces and nephews, not named, brother – in – law Frederick Hagedorn (Adelaide).      £10

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CANADA

WILLS, ETC.

171/206 Cecil T Blundell of Windsor, Ontario, included in his mother’s Will –  Amy Maria Blundell – Cromer – 1923. Probated copy of short Will – widow of George T Blundell, sister Miss Emily M Boyce. Paper booklet 2 company stamps. £13


160/77  Rose & Ernest Bond of Romford, Saskatchewan, beneficiary of Will. For full details & price of this document, please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Woodcock, Samuel Jonathan – Norwich – 1912


54/19 Bostock – 1879 – Power of Attorney given to Thomas Miles & James Bouskell (both of Leicester, England) by Mary Louisa Gillard (w/o George Gillard), Anna Maria Fenby (w/o Thomas E. Fenby), Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock – the children of Thomas Bostock deceased (formerly of Hathern, Leics. then of Wyoming, Ontario, Canada). Under the Will of Joseph Bostock (Breedon Lodge, Leics.) – the father of Thomas, Thomas’ children were entitled as Tenants in Common to an interest in certain freehold lands at Osgathorpe, Sheepshead & Belton, Leics. and monies forming part of the estate of Joseph. The Trustees were Thomas Hackett & George Hackett. Thomas Bostock’s children gave authority to Miles & Bouskell to act on their behalf in the disposal of the lands & recovery of the monies. 6 page paper booklet, watermarked 1879 written 4 sides with slight dusting to cover, signed by Mary Louisa Gillard,  George Gillard, Anna Maria Fenby, Thomas E. Fenby, Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock, witnessed by Henry Brown, Commissioner in Her Majesty’s Court of Queens Bench.  £40


54/20  – 1879 – Settlement in Trust to enable the sale of their interests under the Will of Joseph Bostock (Breedon Lodge, Leics. England) – died 1853, by his grandchildren Mary Louisa Gillard (w/o George Gillard of Enniskillen, Ontario), Anna Maria Fenby (w/o Thomas Elijah Fenby of Euphemia, Ontario), Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock (both of Lambton, Ontario). Refers to Joseph’s Will and some of his lands at Osgathorpe, Leics. occupied by William Moseley, then Thomas Gilbert, at Charnwood Forest, Sheepshead, occupied by William Moseley, then Thomas Gilbert and at Belton, occupied by Thomas Oliver, land in occupation of James Henson and other lands at Osgathorpe occupied by James Mackie. Mentions 3 children by name – Eliza(beth) Bostock, William Bostock and Thomas Bostock of Wyoming. Gives details of the deaths of Joseph Bostock, Elizabeth Bostock & Thomas Bostock and marriages of Mary Louisa and Anna Maria, and mentions Thomas’ other children – Jonathan Bostock & Jane Maud Kate Bostock – both deceased.  10 page parchment booklet written 8 sides, signed & sealed by Mary Louisa Gillard,  George Gillard, Anna Maria Fenby, Thomas Elijah Fenby, Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock, witnessed by Henry Brown, a Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Court of Queens Bench.  Together with a Certificate confirming that Mary Louisa Gillard and Anna Maria Fenby had been examined apart from their husbands and had confirmed that they had entered into the Indenture freely & voluntarily. Signed by Commissioners Henry Brown (Oil Springs, Lambton) & Wm. Henry Brown (Wyoming, Lambton). Sheet of paper folded in 2, stamped by the Supreme Court of Judicature.  £52


54/21  – 1880 – Assignment of proceeds to be received from sale of interest in real estate to John Gilbert Murdin  (Leicester) by  George Gillard & his wife Mary Louisa GillardThomas E. Fenby & his wife Anna Maria Fenby, Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock (all of Ontario, Canada) in exchange for advance of £400. Mentions a Deed of even date by which the parties are now absolutely entitled to the proceeds from the real estate. Sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2 & written 3 sides signed / sealed by Mary Louisa Gillard,  George Gillard, Anna Maria Fenby, Thomas E. Fenby, Ellen Augusta Bostock & Joseph Bostock, witnessed by Henry Brown, Commissioner in Her Majesty’s Court of Queens Bench.  Together with – 1) A sheet of paper signed by the above 6 parties in 1879 and addressed to John Gilbert Murdin requesting that the £400 be sent to Mrs Jane Bostock, Wyoming, Canada [? widow of Thomas, see 54/19 & 20, above?]. – 2) A statement signed in 1880 by J. G. Murdin, that the £400 to be advanced actually belonged to Thomas Miles & James Bouskell as Trustees of the Will of James Park Sikes, deceased.   £42


171/166 Davey, Roscoe Ellis Boyle – Cartierville, Quebec – 1913 Letters of Administration, shows English residence at Sustead, Norfolk – father Guy Davey. Paper. £4


105/33 Release & Indemnity given by the children of  Ann Dodds  Gainsborough Hill, Stafford died 1852 in 1853.  Watermarked paper includes details of net value & amount paid to each beneficiary, signed by 13 of Ann’s children – including George Dodds & Edward Dodds (both West Gwillimbury, Canada). William Dodds did not sign as he had already benefited prior to his mother’s death.  Together with a) a signed declaration from James Patton (Notary Public of Barrie, Simcoe, Canada) confirming he was present when George & Edward signed the Indenture, & b) a Certificate of Appointment of Patton as Notary Public signed by the Earl of Elgin & Kincardine, Governer General of British North America.  £50


54/16 Oliver, Frederick1872 – Release of surviving Trustee following the distribution of the Trust Assets by the beneficiaries of the Oliver Marriage Settlement. Refers to the Settlement of 1824 between Elizabeth Clarke and Richard James Oliver; one of the Trustees was Rev. George Sanders, Elizabeth’s brother was John Clarke. Mentions death of Richard James Oliver – 1834, and Elizabeth Oliver – 1872. There were 3 children of the marriage – Robert George Oliver (Regent Street, Middx.), Frederick Oliver (Quebec, Canada) & Catherine Smith Beakley (w/o Christopher James Beakley of Toneham (Farm), Cambs.). Gives details of various changes both of Trustees – John Sanders Clarke of Brentingley, Leics. was appointed in 1856 – and the investment of the Trust Funds. Large sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2 & written 3 sides, very slight fraying to edges, signed & sealed by Robert George Oliver, Frederick Oliver, C. J. Beakley & Catherine Smith Beakley.  £39


130/67 & 68  – Sale of Leechpool Farm & lands by Henry de Beaumont Randolph (formerly of Yate, now Ontario, Canada).  For full details & price of documents, please see my Gloucestershire page – Property -Yate 1912


171/100 Brother Samuel Smith (Toronto, Canada), his 4 sons Thomas Mann Smith, William Wilson Smith, Samuel Sidney Smith, Robert Cromer Smith mentioned in Original Will.  For full details & price of this document, please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Smith, Susanna (Miss) – Cromer – dated 1900


171/98 John Spaul & Austin Spaul (both Collingwood, Canada). John’s son Josiah John Spaul. Niece Elizabeth Purdy (Walsingham). Austin’s children not named. All mentioned in sister’s Will. For full details & price of this document, please see my Norfolk page – Wills – Lewis, Mary Ann – widow – Hunworth & Holt – 1899


211/109 Rev. Richard Whitnell (Phillipsburg, St Armand, Lower Canada) included in brother’s Will. For full details & price of this document, please see my Yorkshire page – Wills –  Whitnell, John – Tadcaster – 1849

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EAST INDIES

WILLS, ETC

215/61 Little, David – soldier, East Indies – dated 1880 Release signed by beneficiaries of an estate:- includes signatures of David’s siblings, but not his own – for full details of this document listing extensive family names, please see my Cumberland page – Wills – Lightfoot, Margaret – Moorhouse, Wigton

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FRANCE

WILLS, ETC.

54/99 Burton – Alexander – Grasse, Alpes – Maritime Region – 1903 – 4 documents relating to the death (and purchase of Burial Plot) of Mrs. Mary Burton – Alexander who was the widow of William Burton – Alexander. Mary was born in Woodford, Essex, England, the daughter of Joseph Tucker and his wife Maria nee Jeacock / Peacock. Her death and burial took place in Grasse and the documents, which include details of the location of the grave, were issued by the Grasse Civil Authorities to Mr Burton – Alexander.  £25


54/98 Dabeau, Marie Elisabeth – Rieumajou, Haute Garonne – 1913. Marriage Settlement between Joseph Tucker Burton – Alexander (Pavenham, Beds. England) and Marie Elisabeth Dabeau. The Rev. Orlando St. Maur Weld Forester (St. James St, London) & Sidney Victor Green (Fenchurch Ave. London) are party to agreement as Trustees. Refers to properties subject to various mortgages which Burton – Alexander transferred to the Settlement to make provision for his intended wife. Includes details of a number of Mortgages covering the period 1904 – 1912, some of which have been repaid. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words. Slight dusting and some creasing and fading of text, probably due to damp. Signed & sealed by J. T. Burton Alexander, Marie Elisabeth Dabeau, Orlando St. Maur Weld Forester & S. V. Green.   £50


166/19 Warren, Catherine Clara – 1869 –  Assignment of Mortgage with Power of Sale, by Trustees of Will of John Woolcott Warren to Charles Robert Bate (Bridgwater). Trustees are Clara Catherine Warren (Porchester Place, Middx. but currently at Menton, France) and Richard King Meade King (Walford). Refers to original 1841 Mortgage of Messuage & Lands by late Samuel Keirle (Othery) to late John Woolcott Warren, the Sale in 1846 of part of the Lands to William Hucker, and lists the Lands still subject to the Mortgage and which are now in the possession of Samuel Keirle’s devisees. The reverse of the document details the Sale of the various Lands by Bate – to Matthew Richards, Job Salway, Charles Keirle, James Moore & John Atyeo. 2 large parchment sheets with decorative initial two words  signed & sealed by Clara C. Warren & R. King Meade King, witnessed on reverse by R. M. Montgomery  (Porchester Place, Middx.) & Henrietta Meade King (Walford, Taunton).  £65

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GIBRALTER

PROPERTY AND WILLS, ETC

98/157 Livingstone, Thos. – Thorne, Doncaster – formerly Gibraltar – 1900 – see Yorkshire page for details

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HOLLAND

PROPERTY AND WILLS, ETC.

259/52 Carp, William Eskricke – Inland Revenue Return – 1892 – relating to “Succession Duty” payable on an interest in real property inherited by Mary Amelia Carp, the wife of William Eskricke Carp, Utrechlon, Holland from the estate of Ann Eborall (died 1892). Mary Amelia Carp inherited a fifth interest in the properties – the other beneficiaries being Alice Willes Eborall, Florence Eborall, Edith Eborall & Ann Coleman Eborall. The properties were inherited by Ann Eborall under the Will of Robert Coleman  (Will proved Chester, 1836). Details of the Rent Charges arising from a large number of properties – in Birmingham, Birkenhead, Liverpool and West Derby, Lancs. Pre-printed document with manuscript details consisting of a large sheet of paper folded in 2 and written 4 sides, signed by  Mary Amelia Carp.  £27

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INDIA

PROPERTY, ETC.

162/24  – 1836 – Lease for a year (the 1st part of Lease & Release for sale of property ) by Philip Peard (Calcutta, Bengal) Parchment signed / sealed by Thomas Goldsworthy as Attorney for Peard, for full details & price of this, please see my Devon page – Property – Bishops Tawton


233/55  – 1884 – Release of Trustee by Beneficiary,  following the distribution of a deceased’s estate. Agreement between Charlotte Franklin (Hudson County, New Jersey, USA) and Margaret Wiggins wife of Thomas Wiggins – Witney, Oxon. Refers to death of Jane Burdock widow of William Burdock (Kentish Town, Middx.) [the date of death is stated as 1832, but may be incorrect as Letters of Administration were granted in 1882] Jane Burdock’s siblings were Charlotte Franklin, Margaret Wiggins and John Burdock who lived & died in India leaving sons James Burdock, John Burdock, Robert Burdock & Thomas Burdock. Details of Jane’s assets, expenditure incurred by Margaret as her administratrix, release from any future claims given by Charlotte on receipt of her share of the estate. 6 pages of paper watermarked 1883 written 3½ sides with some dusting to cover. Signed by J. Birmingham as Attorney for Charlotte Franklin.  £32

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ITALY

PROPERT AND WILLS, ETC.

215/176 – 1896 – Mortgage of  Leasehold property in Anerley Rd, Penge, Battersea, Surrey by Charles Pawley (Upper Sydenham) to William Frederick Collard (Cavendish Square, Middx) in 1866. Details of original Lease from Edward Richards Adams with property location.  3 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words. Signed / sealed by Charles Pawley. On the reverse are details of a part repayment signed by George Arthur H Lillie. On the reverse of sheet 2 there is a Supplementary Deed dated 1896 assigning the mortgage to George Arthur Howard Lillie (Kensington, Middx), John Peter Marquis Di Montagliari (Florence, Italy) & Vincent Ind Chamberlain (Belgrave Rd, Middx) signed by Prudentia Sarah Jefferson Lonsdale (Kensington, Middx), the widow of James John Lonsdale – one of the Executors of the Will of William Frederick Collard. £64

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JAMAICA

WILLS, ETC.

98/148 Hall, Charles – Doncaster, formerly Kingston, Jamaica – died 1819 Further Letters of Administration with copy of Will attached, issued  following the death of his natural son Francis Hall (Newark, Jamaica). Brother in law George Pinnock (Jamaica), late wife’s nephews /nieces Philip Pinnock,  Mary,  Ann,  Elizabeth Cuthbert, also various members of Rev John Allott’s family who were kin – details on Yorkshire page.

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JERSEY

PROPERTY AND WILLS, ETC

215/180 – 1889-1898 1) 1889 – Notice given to Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in connection with Marriage Settlement* between Robert Hutchinson Dixon (Liverpool & Little Woolton, Lancs) and Lydia Constance Cumming – daughter of  Eliza Elizabeth Cumming – West Norwood Rd, Surrey . * John Brett Cumming (Brixton Sq) was party to agreement. Sheet of watermarked paper folded in 2, written 1 side, receipted by the British branch of the Society. 2) 1889  – Marriage Certificate – Robert Hutchinson Dixon (father William Thompson Dixon) and Lydia Constance Cumming (father Gordon Cumming). 3) 1898  – Marriage Certificate – George Rice Holroyd (father George Barron Holroyd) and Lydia Constance Cumming (widow), at which time both were living in St. Helier, Jersey.    £30


160/116 Gurney, Lovel Wodehouse – St Clement, formerly Eaton, Norfolk  – 1904 Probated copy of Will – wife Blanche neé Mason, daughter Rachel Valerie Pearl, late father Francis Hay Gurney, brothers Edward Hay Gurney,  Hudson Gurney. Also refers to Cecil Francis Gurney, relationship not stated.  Property in Jersey & Eaton 7 shares in A/Eyres Brewery. Paper booklet with some dusting & company stamp to parchment cover.  £17

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NEW ZEALAND

WILLS, ETC

171/174   Probated copy of Will & Codicil of Susan Elizabeth Stebbings – East Dereham – 1915– brothers James William Simpson & Franklin Simpson (Bay of Islands, New Zealand), George W Simpson, for full details, please see my Norfolk page.


215/125  Auckland – 1888 –  Draft Release of Trustees by beneficiaries under  Settlement by John Unsworth (Rock Ferry, formerly The Thorn, Penrith). John’s second wife Jane, children   Mary Ann Unsworth (w/o  Joseph Hudson of Crosby on Eden), George Ragland Unsworth,  Richard Houghton Unsworth, William Unsworth,  Jane (w/o Henry Bull), Dora Unsworth, Josephine (w/o Archibald Worthington Bromfield of Auckland, New Zealand),  Philip Henry Unsworth, Frederick Unsworth,  Frances (w/o James Moxon) & Margaret Unsworth       Details of residences, marriages,  deaths & Wills of various children also Mortgage and sale of children’s interest under settlement.  11 sheets watermarked paper, written on 20 sides, amendments, deletions and blank spaces, throughout – writing not all legible. [SOLD, but see my Cumberland page for other family documents.]


211/174 Vavasour, Henry Dunstan – Hazlewood Castle, Yorkshire  & Tataraimaka, New Zealand – dated 1871 & 1880 2 Original Wills – brothers William Edward Joseph Vavasour, Oswald Hugh Vavasour (both of Hazlewood Castle), Edward Joseph Everard Vavasour, sisters Mary Lucy Vavasour, Angela Maria (de Gaudos) Galdina Vavasour. Both Wills written on watermarked paper; 1871 – 3 sides signed Hy Dunstan Vavasour, 1880 – 1 side  signed H D Vavasour, witnesses include Frederick Augustus Scott (1871) & S Churchward / Churchwara (1880 – Footman, Hazlewood Castle). £42

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PRUSSIA

PROPERTY, ETC

215/48  1867 – Draft document re Sale of Leasehold property Chiswick Street,  St. Mary, Carlisle – by Joseph Gordon (Frankfort, Prussia) to William Reeves (Carlisle). Refers to 1862 Lease between Duke of Devonshire & Joseph Gordon of plot of land on which Gordon erected 2 houses – 1 of which was sold to Reeves. Adjoining property owned by Miss Ann Welsh. 3 sheets watermarked paper written 4 sides, some dusting to outer. £15

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SCILLY ISLES

WILLS, ETC

98/103 Culyer, Charles   Scilly Isles, Cornwall  – 1883 Beneficiary under the Will of his sister – for details see Norfolk page, Wills – Culyer, Elizabeth

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SOUTH AFRICA

PROPERTY, ETC.

233/48  – 1866 – Abstract of Title to dwelling house & close of land in Wood Green, Hailey, Oxon. England held of  the Manor of Witney, covering the period 1819 to 1866, with details of the land. In 1819 the lands were sold by William Jefferson to Daniel Rutter who appointed his nephews John Rutter (son of his brother John of Bath) and John Rutter (Cheapside, London, son of his brother Joseph Rutter of Hillingdon, Middx.) as his Trustees in his Will of 1837. George Brown was tenant.  The property was sold in 1840 to Mary Richards (Wood Green, Hailey)  who left it to her sister Anna Maria Salmon (w/o William Salmon) and her children Anna Maria (w/o Edwin Applegate), Frederick William Salmon, Mary Emily (w/o John Dolley), Henry Harcourt Salmon & Emma Salmon. Chas. Early was tenant. In 1866 John & Emily Dolley (Uiterage, Cape of Good Hope, S. Africa) sold their interest in the property to John Browne (Enstone).  11 sheets of watermarked paper written 9 sides. £33


233/49 1866 – Sale of a fifth interest in property in Wood Green, Hailey, Oxon by  John  Dolley (Uiterhage, Cape of Good Hope, S. Africa) and his wife Mary Emily to  John Browne (Enstone). It refers to the Will of Mary Richards (Wood Green) who left the properties to her sister Anna Maria Salmon (for life), then to her children as tenants in common.  One of Anna Maria’s 5 children was Mary Emily w/o John Dolley. Large parchment sheet with decorative 1st 2 words, signed & sealed by John Dolley & Mary Emily Dolley, witnessed by J. Dobrousury & A. Hubbard (both Uiterhage) and J. Rose Innes & J. Dobson (Commissioners).  £45

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SWITZERLAND

PROPERTY, ETC.

84/239 Geneva – 1887 – Assignment of Mortgage by James Trevor (Nether Stowey) to Annabella Mary  Ascough Evered  (Geneva). For details see my Somerset page – Property – Wiveliscombe – 1887


215/134  – 1906 – Sale of Leasehold property in Kensal Road, St Luke Chelsea, by Edwin Warwick (St. Luke, Chelsea) to Gustave Charles Aguet (Gt Cumberland Place, London), Aloys Bossard & Fred Harte Page (both Cham, Switzerland) and Auguste Roussy (Vevey,  Switzerland).    Details of original 1871 Lease to Joseph Hunter, mortgage by Hunter to Henry Reeves, 1883 assignment to Charles Henry Sargant & 1892 acquisition by Warwick, mortgage and further mortgage to Stephen Adolphus Jones (Ludgate Hill, London). Jones party to Sale, as mortgagee. 6 page parchment booklet  written 4 sides.   Signed & sealed by Edwin Warwick & Stephen A  Jones.  £37 

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UNITED STATES

PROPERTY, ETC

64/81   (written 1837) – Abstract of Title of Thomas Robinson to a dwelling house in Stokes Croft, Bristol occupied by Mr. Wade (mainly relating to the period 1729 to 1820). Dwelling house, Malthouse and other buildings sold by Peter Day to William Stringer (Bristol) in 1729 subject to mortgage granted by Day to Stringer. Mortgage subsequently assigned to John Plummer (Bristol) in 1735 by the Executors of Peter Day – who include James Day & Edward Day. Plummer assigned it to Elizabeth Haythorne in 1743. Relates death of William Stringer in 1752, who left 3 daughters – Elizabeth Stringer (who married John Ryland of Bristol), Susanna Stringer and Mary Oakey / Mary Okey and their sale of the property in 1757 to Philip Williams (Clifton) following the death of Elizabeth Haythorne.  Also refers to various Agreements and Bonds relating to William Stringer’s marriage (c. 1746 / 47 to Ann Tyler (widow of Richard Tyler of Bristol) and a debt due to the Executors of Richard Tyler. The only issue of William & Ann Stringer’s marriage was a son, William Stringer.  Relates Will and death in 1772 of Philip Williams – his widow Susannah Williams (who died c. 1785) and children – Ann Williams (married             Russell of Clifton), Elizabeth Williams (married Geo. Rivers of Clifton), Mary Williams (married             Watkins of Clifton) and Edward Williams – notes death of Edward, Ann Russell & Elizabeth Rivers in 1782. Her 5 children were Philip Rivers, James Rivers (Grosvenor Square, Middx), Ann Rivers (w/o Frederick Gilliam / Frederick Gulliam  of Smithfield, Middx), Elizabeth  Rivers (Charles Street, Middx) and Susannah Rivers (w/o Geo. Butler  of Blackfriars, Surrey). Details sale of their half share in property by the Rivers children in 1800 to John Hill (Bristol).  Mary Watkins had 4 children – Theresa Watkins (w/o John Hill), Philip Watkins (Bristol & Royal Marines), Mary  Caroline Watkins (w/o Abraham George of New York, America) & Eleanor Watkins (widow of         Darley of Bristol). Sale in 1809 by the Watkins children and John Hill to George Strickland (Bristol) who sold it to John Powell (Bristol) in 1809. Will and death of Powell in 1820 – his daughter Elizabeth Powell was the wife of Thomas Robinson (Bristol & Newport, Monmouth.) who mortgaged the property to George Strickland. Elizabeth Robinson died in 1834 in Newport.  30  large sheets of paper, with torn cover sheet – amendments & notations throughout – written 30 + sides.  £75


177/44 – 1902 – Transfer of 2 houses in Queen Street, Fenton, Staffordshire by Sarah Meddings (w/o George Meddings, Hilderstone) to Henry Colclough (Longton). Refers to Will of late Aaron Colclough (Hilderstone, widow Sarah was executrix [& remarried – Meddings], other exor James Colclough died 1897) which had left properties to brother James. When he died his heir at law was Maria Elizabeth Colclough (New Jersey, USA) who died intestate leaving Henry Colclough her heir at law. The legal titles in the property had not been transferred to Maria & Sarah Meddings has agreed to transfer the properties to Henry Colclough.  Large parchment sheet folded in 2, written 2 sides, ink slightly faint in places. Signed by Sarah Meddings. £30


48/118 – Carthage, Missouri – 1890 – Samuel and Sarah Davies – for details, see Herefordshire page – under Property, Walford, 1890. £27


98/63 – America – 1856 – Ann, wife of William Dobson – included in Will of her father, see Leicestershire page  – Lynes, John – for details.


60/28  Detroit – 1830 – A ‘copy’ of  Declaration by Philip Stedman Sparkman – gives details of his birth in Detroit, USA, and his living in England, his mother’s move to America, marriage, & his father’s death, his mother’s inheritance of the Razees Estate from her uncle – Philip Stedman, who died in 1820. For details see Herefordshire page – Bosbury. £22


160/49 – 1900 – Probated copy of Will – mentions brothers James Stebbings (Illinois, USA and his sons William & Miles), Miles Stebbings (Michigan).  For full details of this document, & price, please see my  Norfolk page – Wills –  Stebbings, William – East Dereham


233/74 – 1901 – Sale of land at Eynsham, Oxon. by members of the Wall family to Frederick Green (Eynsham). Refers to 1897 Declaration of Trust whereby land held for the benefit of Ebenezer Wall, Jabez Wall,  Annie Abia Bailey, Thomas James Wall, Worthworks Wall & Veritas Wall, death 1897 & Will of Thomas James (widow Annie Wall), death 1900 of Jabez (widow Sarah Chaters Wall & son Jabez James Wall). Sale by Ebenezer Wall (Banbury), Jabez James Wall  (Burford), Annie Abia (w/o Richard  Bailey of Bradford, Yorks.), Annie Wall (Kettering, Northants.), Worthworks Wall (Bradford, Yorks.), Veritas Wall (West Seattle, Washington, USA) & Sarah Chaters Wall  (Burford).  Large sheet parchment signed & sealed by Ebenezer Wall,  Jabez James Wall, Annie Abia  Bailey, Annie Wall, Worthworks Wall, Veritas Wall,  Sarah Chaters Wall & Thomas Brown (Trustee), witnesses include Creed J. Bailey (Morecombe). £47


97/14 & 97/15 Boardman, Mr Lilly – Royal Hospital for Seamen, Greenwich – 1759 Copy of Will –  Refers to monies owed by Charles Woodmason (South Carolina) [in hands of William Buckland (Gosport)] For price & full details, please see my Kent page – Wills – Boardman

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UNITED STATES

WILLS, ETC.

160/40   Arthur John Chamberlin (New York) brother of  Ann Elizabeth Green – Runton, Norfolk – 1895 Letters of Administration – Small parchment document with  wafer seal attached.   £5


211/129 Robert Coulson (Pittston, Pennsylvania, USA) included in mother’s Will. For full details & price please see my Yorkshire page – Wills –    Coulson, Mary (widow) – Hazlewood – 1865

98/103 Culyer,John  &  Plowright, Maria dec’d (both of New York)  – 1883 John & Maria’s son were beneficiaries under the Will of their sister – for details see Norfolk page, Wills – Culyer, Elizabeth.


211/166  Martha (w/o John Duglas of Rochester, America), included in mother’s Will. For full details please see my Yorkshire page – Wills –  Ward,  Emma (widow) – Stutton, Tadcaster  – dated 1894


233/55  – 1884 – Release of Trustee by Beneficiary,  following the distribution of a deceased’s estate. Agreement between Charlotte Franklin (Hudson County, New Jersey, USA) and Margaret Wiggins – wife of Thomas Wiggins – Witney, Oxon. Refers to death of Jane Burdock widow of William Burdock (Kentish Town, Middx.) [the date of death is stated as 1832, but may be incorrect as Letters of Administration were granted in 1882] Jane Burdock’s siblings were Charlotte Franklin, Margaret Wiggins and John Burdock who lived & died in India leaving sons James Burdock, John Burdock, Robert Burdock & Thomas Burdock. Details of Jane’s assets, expenditure incurred by Margaret as her administratrix, release from any future claims given by Charlotte on receipt of her share of the estate. 6 pages of paper watermarked 1883 written 3½ sides with some dusting to cover. Signed by J. Birmingham as Attorney for Charlotte Franklin.  £32


98/127 Meaker, Ellen wife of Levi (of North America) – 1880 Named in her mother’s Will – for details see Somerset page, Wills – Hembry, Jane


160/118 Newson, Sidney – Flatbush, New York – 1855 Letters of Administration – mother Mary, brother Henry Newson.  Small parchment document with  wafer seal attached.   £6


160/119 Newson, Robert – Brooklyn, New York – 1855 Letters of Administration – mother Mary, brother Henry Newson.  Small parchment document with  wafer seal attached.   £6


215/18 Warburton, Mrs Martha Jane – Paterson, New Jersey – 1893 – Power of Attorney appointing John Frederick May (Macclesfield, England) to receive on her behalf, Trust Income due to her from the estate of her late father John Toole (Sutton, Macclesfield, England). Sheet watermarked paper folded in 2, written on 1½ sides. Signed by Martha Jane Warburton, witnessed by George B Senior, Notary Public, N.J.   £20 

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WEST INDIES

PROPERTY, ETC

195/3 Bermuda – 1837 – Sale of 2 properties in Portsea, Hamphshire , England by Peter John Stokes (Portsea) to Benjamin Oakshott and Betsy Bishop, his wife, (late of Bermuda, West Indies, but now of Portsea). Refers to acquisition of 2 separate plots of land by John Murray Fiander (Portsea) in 1834, the erection of a dwelling house on each by Fiander and mortgage of the properties to  Peter John Stokes, death in 1836 of Fiander who was the son of John Fiander (Portsea) and the agreement by Stokes to sell the properties to Oakshott after they had failed to sell at auction. Gives plot measurements, names adjoining roads & property owners. 2 large parchment sheets with decorative 1st 2 words – signed & sealed by Peter John Stokes,  Benjn. Oakshott and Betsy Bishop Oakshott, witnessed on reverse by Thos. S. Edgcombe & Thos.  Edgcombe (Solicitor, Portsea). Some pencil underlining & crossings [probably made in connection with preparation of a later Deed of Abstract]. Memo on reverse refers to sale of one of the properties in 1855 to Charles Vine.  £63

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