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Guide to the English Documents Collection, 1552-1875

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Vassar College. Library
Title: English Documents Collection
Dates: 1552-1875
Quantity: 15 cubic ft (325 items in 15 boxes and 6 mapcase drawers)
Abstract: Deeds, leases, apprenticeship indentures rent rolls, wills, customs certificates and other legal documents, mostly from Devon, Kent and Somerset.
Forms of Materials: Deeds, leases, articles, wills, certificates, and rent rolls.

Scope and Content Note

Deeds, leases, apprenticeship indentures rent rolls, wills, customs certificates and other legal documents, mostly from Devon, Kent and Somerset.

A list created in 1979 mentions a "1551 court roll, Shrubwell, Buttscombe & L, Somerset," but it has either been mislabeled or mislaid as of March 2014.

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Arrangement

This collection is intellectually arranged in seven series, and chronologically within each of those series. It is physically arranged according to the size of the document.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Librarywithout any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Subject Headings

Subjects:

  • Probate Records--England--Devon.
  • Probate Records--England--Kent.
  • Probate Records--England--Somerset.
  • Real property--England--Devon
  • Real property--England--Kent.
  • Real property--England--Somerset.

Places:

  • Devon (England)--Genealogy--Sources.
  • Kent (England)--Genealogy--Sources.
  • Somerset (England)--Genealogy--Sources.
  • Devon (England)--History--Sources.
  • Kent (England)--History--Sources.
  • Somerset (England)--History--Sources.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, April 2007.

Updated by Laura Finkel/Streett, February 2008 and March 2014.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

English Documents Collection, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Update by Maya Peraza-Baker, December 2007.

Update by Laura Streett, March 2014.

Acquisition Information

According to a collection inventory (completed presumably by Nat Alcock in 1979), the material was "apparently bought in London in 1938, and presented to the College thereafter, by a faculty member." However, according to a 1967 list of manuscript collections at Vassar, compiled by librarian Frances Goudy, the collection was a gift of Dorothy Meigs Eidlitz, Vassar Class of 1914.

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Series List

Series I. Deeds

Series II. Wills

Series III. Apprenticeship Indentures,

Series IV. Marriage Settlements,

Series V. Church Records

Series VI. Customs Bonds and Certificates

Series VII. Miscellaneous

Container List

SERIES I. DEEDS

Devon
Folder 8.03 Aveton Gifford, Devon, 10 July 1637 (14" x 21.5")
Folder 4.08 Cleyhanger, Devon, 20 October 1680 (13" x 9.5")
Folder 4.10 Brandninch, Devon, 13 June 1687 (15" x 15.5")
Folder M.29 Diptford, Devon, 16 July 1692 (25" x 26.5")
Folder M.30 Diptford, Devon, 16 July 1692 (26" x 27.5")
Folder M.31 Diptford, Devon, 16 July 1692 (24" x 28")
Folder M.32 Diptford, Devon, 16 July 1692 (27" x 29")
Folder 4.22 Exeter, Devon, 1 May 1714 (11" x 16")
Folder 11.07 Exeter, Devon, 30 April 1714 (10.5" x 15")
Folder M.42 South Leigh; Honiton, Devon, 1 July 1736 (26.5" x 32")
Folder 1.32 Barnstaple Quay, copy of property description, 6 October 1737 (7.5" x 9")
Folder 13.02 Barnstaple, Devon, 16 October 1737 (13.5" x 22")
Folder M.43 Barnstaple, Devon, 15 September 1745 (27.5" x 35")
Folder 13.10 Barnstaple, Devon, 23 February 1748 (18.5" x 25")
Folder M.44 Paignton, Devon, 12 December 1747 (26.5" x 35")
Folder 13.12 Lifton, Devon, 24 March 1748 or 1749 (17" x 27")
Folder 5.15 Harberton, Devon, 22 July 1752 (13" x 16.5")
Folder M.20 Barnstaple, Devon, 5 December 1754 (23.5" x 29.5")
Folder 5.19 Axmouth, etc., Devon, 1762 (14" x 18")
Folder 14.05 Barnstaple, Devon, 13 June 1767 (19" x 25.5")
Folder M.47 Ilfracombe, Devon, 29 September 1770 (28" x 34")
Folder M.51 Barnstaple, Devon, 14 November 1792 (32.5" x 36")
Folder M.53 Barnstaple, Devon, 30 January 1794 (27" x 32.5")
Folder M.54 Barnstaple, Devon, 30 July 1830 (25" x 29.5")
KENT
Folder 7.05 Chatham, Kent, 10 January 1615 (12" x 25")
Folder 4.04 Lydd, Kent, 16 June1660 (12.5" x 15.5")
Folder M.04 Hever, Chepsted, Kingsdown & Mapplecombe, Kent, 23 February 1664 (21" x 30.5")
Folder 4.09 Southwell Manor, Biddinden, Kent, 15 August 1682 (11.5" x 16")
Folder 10.05 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 29-30 August 1687 (12.5" x 22")
Folder M.08 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 30 August 1687 (22" x 28")
Folder 10.04 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 14 April 1687 (18" x 23")
Folder 4.16 Ockley, Kent, 25 September 1699 (14" x 17")
Folder M.33 Tonbridge, Som. Haldlow, Leigh, Tuedley, Penbury, Kent. includes a platt of the pieces concerned, 28 November 1702 (24.5" x 32.5")
Folder M.10 Tonbridge, Kent, 2 February 1707 (23.5" x 32")
Folder M.34 Tonbridge, Kent, 11 November 1709 (26" x 32")
Folder 4.20 Dartford, Kent, 1 December 1709 (12.5" x 16")
Folder M.35 Tunbridge Wells, 24 February 1712 (24.5" x 27.5")
Folder 11.05 Tunbridge, Kent, 20 April 1713 (12.5" x 23.5")
Folder 11.08 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 24 May 1716 (18" x 26.5")
Folder M.36 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 25 May 1716 (30.5" x 34")
Folder 11.09 Tunbridge, Kent, 17 July 1716 (12" x 23.5")
Folder 5.01 Speldhurst Common; Bishops Down, Kent, 20 April 1719 (12.5" x 16")
Folder M.13 Tunbridge Wells, K; the Great House - attached long inventory of house contents, 10 March 1719 or 1720 (21.5" x 28.5")
Folder M.38 Tunbridge, Wells, Kent, 24 June 1721 (25.5" x 29")
Folder M.39 Tunbridge, Wells, Kent, 24 June 1721 (24.5" x 31.5")
Folder M.15 Whitstable, Kent, 1 May 1723 (18" x 29.5")
Folder 12.04 Swadlands; Speldhurst, Kent, 1 November 1725 (20.5" x 25")
Folder 12.03 Speldhurst & Tunbridge, Kent, 1-2 October 1728 (16.5" x 26")
Folder M.40 Speldhurst & Tunbridge, Kent, 2 October 1728 (25.5" x 34")
Folder 1.26 Tunbridge, Kent, slip abstracting deed, 23 December 1734 (5" x 8")
Folder 12.10 Tunbridge, Kent, 23 December 1734 (17.5" x 24.5")
Folder M.18 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 19 June 1739 (13" x 20.5")
Folder 13.04 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 20 June 1739 (20.5" x 26.5")
Folder 13.05 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 20 June 1739 (20" x 25")
Folder M.19 Tonbridge, Kent, 27 October 1743 (22.5" x 26")
Folder 5.12 Speldhurst, Kent, 4 November 1747 (10.5" x 15")
Folder 13.09 Speldhurst, Kent, 4-5 November 1747 (18.5" x 21")
Folder 14.01 Lyminge, Kent, 27 November 1750 (13.5" x 21.5")
Folder 14.02 Plumstead, Kent, 15 March 1753 (13.5" x 21")
Folder M.46 Speldhurst, Kent, 25 October 1768 (27.5" x 35")
Folder 5.21 Speldhurst, Kent, 4 January 1774 (15" x 19")
Folder 6.04 Canterbury, Kent, 23 January 1787 (13" x 16.5")
Folder 14.08 Chelsfield, Kent, 24 May 1792 (16" x 21.5")
Folder M.52 Chelsfield, Kent, 25 May 1792 (27" x 32.5")
Somerset
Folder M.01 Blagdon Manor, Som, 2 April 1612 (23" x 27")
Folder 7.03 Lullington Mill, Som, 24 May 1611 (17.5" x 25")
Folder 7.04 Baltonsborough, Som, 25 March 1613 (9.5" x 22.5")
Folder M.23 Templecombe, Som, 22 June 1621 (26" x 31")
Folder 7.07 Blagdon, Som, 6 August 1630 (16.5" x 21")
Folder 8.01 Baltonsborough, Som, 3 March 1631 (17.5" x 21.5")
Folder M.02 Templecombe, Som, 17 November 1632 (23" x 27.5")
Folder M.24 Templecombe, Som, 20 October 1632 (27" x 31.5")
Folder 8.02 Barrow Minchin, Som, 13 February 1634 (20" x 24")
Folder 8.04 Blagdon, Som, 24 April 1649 (14" x 25.5")
Folder 8.05 Baltonsborough, Som, 20 March 1651 or 1652 (11" x 25" - 2 copies)
Folder M.03 Templecombe, Som, 13 February 1651 (22.5" x 30")
Folder 8.06 Henstridge, Som, 12 February 1658 (12.5" x 26.5")
Folder M.25 Blagdon, Som, 9 May 1661 (25" x 32")
Folder 4.05 Banwell, Som, 18 March 1662 (12.5" x 14")
Folder 8.08 Sparlgrove & Westcombe, Som, 24 August 1665 (9.5" x 20")
Folder 8.07 Templecome, Som & Westhope, Camb/Hunts., 25 April 1664 (17" x 22.5")
Folder M.05 Baltonsborough, Som, 6 May 1669 (10.5" x 31")
Folder 4.07 Baltonsborough, exch. of open field land in Northfield there., 20 December 1671 (10" x 16.5")
Folder 9.01 South Barrow, Som, 26 April 1671 (13" x 25.5")
Folder M.26 Woolton, Buckleigh, Som & Baltonsborough, Som, 12 April 1672 (26" x 29")
Folder 9.04 Batcombe, Som, 29 March 1673 (14" x 25")
Folder 9.03 Baltonsborough, Som, 19 March 1672 (19.5" x 26.5")
Folder M.06 Baltonsborough, Som, 30 December 1675 (15.5" x 29")
Folder 9.02 Baltonsborough, Som, 10 May 1671 (12.5" x 26")
Folder 9.05 South Barrow, Som, 26 July 1676 (6.5" x 25.5")
Folder 9.06 South Barrow, Som, 26 July 1676 (12" x 26")
Folder M.07 Templecombe Manor, Som, 26 October 1676
Folder 9.07 Westcombe, Batcombe, Som, 3 March 1681 (5" x 25")
Folder M.27 Hungerford Farley, Som, 23 September 1681 (25" x 27.5")
Folder 9.08 Templecombe, Som, 23 August 1682 (17" x 25")
Folder 10.01 Barhayes Manor, Som; long schedule of property reserved, 25 June 1684 (11" x 23")
Folder M.28 Barhayes Manor, Som; long schedule of property reserved, 25 June 1684 (28" x 35")
Folder 9.10 Westcombe, Batcombe, Som, 21 April 1684 (7.5" x 21.5")
Folder 9.09 Westcombe, Batcombe, Som, 22 April 1684 (15" x 24.5")
Folder 10.02 Westcombe, Som, 22 May 1685 (11.5" x 23")
Folder 10.03 Abbots Leigh, Som, 20 September 1686 (17" x 20.5")
Folder 10.06 House sometime burntdown now re-edified, known as House on the Heath, Bedminster, Som, 3 September 1687 (16" x 24")
Folder 4.14 Bathampton, Som, 20 October 1693 (13" x 19")
Folder 4.12 Barrow Gurney, Somerset, signed by Sarah and William Hasell of Bristol, 9 September 1693 (14" x 18")
Folder M.09 Butmore, Baltonsboroough, Som, 23 November 1695 (23" x 24")
Folder 10.07 Abbot Leigh, Som; that Great House lately built, 22 June1695 (16.5" x 23.5")
Folder 10.08 Baltonsborough, Som, 15 November 1699 (9" x 21")
Folder 10.09 Batcombe, Som, 8 May 1700 (17.5" x 20")
Folder 10.11 Beckington, Som, 13 February 1701 or 1702 (14" x 21.5")
Folder 10.10 Beckington, Som, 15 April 1701 (10" x 23")
Folder 11.01 Beckington Som, 16 February 1701 or 1702 (20" x 24.5")
Folder M.33 Tonbridge, Som. Haldlow, Leigh, Tuedley, Penbury, Kent. includes a platt of the pieces concerned, 28 November 1702 (24.5" x 32.5")
Folder 11.02 Batheaston, Som, 20 October 1703 (14" x 22")
Folder 4.19 Banwell, Som, 3 May 1706 (12" x 14.5")
Folder 4.18 Baltonsborough, Som, 25 November 1705 (10" x 20")
Folder 11.03 Abbotscombe, Som, 9 March 1709 (11.5" x 21.5")
Folder M.11 Baltonsborough, Som, 23 February 1709 (22" x 29")
Folder 11.04 Long Ashton, Som, 3 December 1712 (18.5" x 23")
Folder 11.06 Ashbrittle, Som, 5 April 1714 (13.5" x 21.5")
Folder 4.23 Baltonsborough, Som, 10 January 1716 (11" x 17")
Folder 4.24 Beckington, Som, 11 June 1718 (14" x 17.5")
Folder 12.01 Baltonsborough, Som 3 December 1718 (18" x 27")
Folder M.37 Baltonsborough, Som, 31 December 1718 (24.5" x 28")
Folder M.12 North St., Bedminster, Som, 24 January 1718 or 1719 (23" x 27")
Folder 11.11 Abbotscombe, Somerset, 24 September 1719 (11.5" x 19")
Folder M.14 Beckington, Som, 1 June 1721 (20" x 30")
Folder 12.05 Blagdon, Som, 17 February 1726 (16" x 20")
Folder 12.06 Blagdon, Som, 3 April 1728 (16.5" x 23.5")
Folder M.41 Blagdon, Som, 2 June 1731 (26" x 32")
Folder 5.06 Templecombe, Som, 1 August 1731 (16.5" x 10")
Folder M.16 Templecombe, Som, 1-2 August 1731 (30" x 32")
Folder 12.09 Blagdon, Som, 16 August 1731 (17" x 24.5")
Folder 13.01 Blagdon, Som, 1 February 1736 (17.5" x 21")
Folder M.17 Bedminster, Som, 11 February 1736 or 1737 (24" x 30")
Folder 13.03 Blagdon, Som, 29 June 1738 (23" x 27")
Folder 13.06 Baltonsborough, Som, 30 September 1741 (13" x 20.5")
Folder 5.10 Baltonsborough, Som, 12 October 1744 (10" x 19.5")
Folder 13.07 Baltonsborough, Som, 13 October 1744 (17" x 27.5")
Folder 13.08 Ashweek, Som, 26 December 1744 (13.5" x 20")
Folder 13.11 Bedminster, Som, 23 September 1748 (18" x 24.5")
Folder 14.03 Long Ashton, Som, 19 March 1755 (21.5" x 27.5")
Folder 14.04 Blagdon, Som, 24 February 1759 (17.5" x 24")
Folder M.45 Ashweek, Som, 16 September 1762 (25" x 32")
Folder 14.06 Ashweek, Som, 25 July 1781 (12.5" x 20.5")
Folder 5.24 Blagdon, Som, 12 April 1782 (12" x 19.5")
Folder M.48 Batcombe, Som; printed leases by Duke of Chandos, 24 June 1785 (26.5" x 30")
Folder M.49 Batcombe, Som; printed leases by Duke of Chandos, 24 June 1785 (27" x 30")
Folder M.50 Batcombe, Som; printed leases by Duke of Chandos, 24 June 1785 (27" x 30")
Folder 6.05 Blagdon, Som, 21 February 1792 (14" x 17.5")
Folder M.21 South Barrow, Som; rectory, 15 September 1801 (20" x 29.5")

SERIES II. WILLS

Devon
Folder 1.12 Will of Margaret [Kech?], Bigbury, Devon. 13 December 1702 (7.5" x 12")
Folder 1.14 Will of James Ayres, Honiton, Devon, 6 January 1705 (8.5" x 13")
Folder 4.21 Will of Francis Stout, Holbeton, Devon, 23 August 1711 (9.5" x 14.5")
Folder 5.09 Will of Robert Bennett, Halmston, Devon 2 June 1741 (10" x 15.5")
Folder 5.13 Will of John Wood, Farway, Devon, 7 May 1746 (9.5" x 15.5")
Folder 5.14 Will of John Penneck, Barley, Devon 1 March 1750 (9.5" x 15")
Folder 5.17 Release signed by Gertrude Chope, Bideford regarding the will of Roger Wollocombe of Roborough, Devon, 28 November 1755 (15" x 19.5")
Folder 14.07 Will of William Palmer, Devon, 10 February 1783 (12.5" x 15.5")
Folder 2.13 Will codicil of John Walker Foote, Beer Ferris, Devon, 9 October 1810 (8" x 13")
Folder 6.13 Will and codicil of Benjamin Mardon, Exeter, Devon, 12 July 1813 (13" x 16")
Folder 2.37 Residuary Account - Stamps and Taxes Form for the estate of Mary Froude, Denbury Devon, 28 October 1839 (8" x 13")
Kent
Folder 5.02 Will and probate of Anne Pembroke, Boughton under the Blean, Kent, 5 April 1726 (11" x 14.5")
Folder 5.04 Legacy receipts and Will of Hannah Gilpin, Sevenoaks, Kent, 28 April 1727 (12" x 15.5")
Folder 5.05 Will of Elizabeth Hills, Dartford, Kent, 26 December 1729 (12.5" x 15.5")
Folder 1.41 Discharges, re will Thomas Ballard, High Halden, Kent, August 1791 (5 pages)
Folder 2.11 Will of Elizabeth Whitaker, Pembury, Kent, August 1806 (8" x 13")
Folder 2.13 Will of John Walker Foote, March [Devon or Kent?], 9 October 1810 (8" x 13")
Folder M.55 Will of John Smith, Herne Bay, Kent, 7 September 1835 (24.5" x 28.5")
Somerset
Folder 4.02 Will of William (Th?)(Fl)etcher of Butcombe, Som., 26 April 1652 (14" x 18.5")
Folder 4.03 Will of Symon Brimstead, Hilbishop, Som., 20 September 1654 (11.5" x 14.5")
Folder 4.13 Will of James Davison of Westcombe, Batcombe, Som, 12 July 1693 (12.5" x 15")
Folder 4.17 Will of Henry Davison, Westcombe, Batcombe, Som, 4 January 1705 (12.5" x 18")
Folder 11.10 Will of William Carter, Beckington, Som, 20 or 23 July 1717 (18" x 23.5")
Folder 11.12 Will of John Stone, Ashbrittle, Som, 7 October 1718 (16.5" x 19")
Folder 5.03 Will of Richard Welch [Somerset?], 13 June 1721 (12" x 15.5")
Folder 5.03 Probate Grant of Richard Welch [Somerset?], 13 June 1721 (12" x 15.5")
Folder 1.18 Will & copy, Thomas Davison of Westcombe, Som, 6 March 1722 (7.5" x 12")
Folder 12.02 Will & copy, Thomas Davison of Westcombe, Som, 6 March 1722 (19.5" x 27")
Folder 12.07 Will of James Tree, Som, 8 December 1729 (12.5" x 22.5")
Folder 12.08 Will of Samuel Palmer, Som, 6 October 1730 (18" x 23.5")
Folder 5.18 Copy of 1757 will of Philip Tabor of Burrow Lane, Somerset, used in probate of his wife, 31 May 1759 (6.5" x 15")
Folder 5.23 Will of Elizabeth Dabine, Pedweek, Ashcott, Som, 30 June 1780 (10" x 13")
Folder 6.01 Will of Sarah Batterbury, Bath, Som, 18 December 1785 (10" x 16")
Folder 14.15 Will of Edward Chapman, Som, 30 May 1833 (12" x 20.5")
Folder 6.17 Will of Thomas Bessem, Beominster, Som, 18 August 1836 (14.5" x 16")
Folder 7.01 Will of John Bird, Ashbrittle, Som. - copy of 1718/1719 or 1818/1819 original, n.d. (13.5" x 16.5")
Unidentified and Miscellaneous
Folder 1.40 Will of William Babb, Gurlyn, Cornwall, 19 July 1791 (7.5" x 12.5")
Folder 14.09 Will of Jonas Blandford, Stapleton, Glouster, 2 November 1801 or 1804 (16.5" x 20.5")
Folder 14.12 Will of Samuel Kentish (Lt. Royal Navy), 11 February 1827 (16.5" x 20")
Folder 6.18 Will of Francis Lee, London, 14 December 1838 (15.5" x 17.5")

SERIES III. APPRENTICESHIP INDENTURES

Devon
Folder 2.06 Apprenticeship Indenture, Husbandry, Devon, 22 April 1796 (8" x 13")
Folder 6.23 Apprenticeship Indenture of Henry May as a shoemaker, Devon, 15 March 1859 (10" x 14")
Kent
Folder 4.11 Apprenticeship Indenture as apothecary to Thomas Crutteden of Cranbrooke, Kent, 1 March 1692 (12" x 15.5")
Folder 6.08 Apprenticeship Indenture, Kent, 25 May 1797 (13.5" x 16")
Folder 6.16 Apprenticeship Indenture of Peter Brown as a barber, Kent, 6 December 1828 (10" x 14")
Folder 2.39 Apprenticeship Indenture, Butchery, Kent, 13 March 1845 (9" x 10")
Folder 6.24 Apprenticeship Indenture of Thomas Stevens as a sailmaker, Bideford, Kent, 18 September 1865 (9.5" x 14")

SERIES IV. MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS

Devon
Folder 2.22 Letter regarding marriage settlement between Anne and Ralph Barnes, archdeacon of Totnes, Devon, contested after the death of Ralph Barnes 6 September 1820 (8.5" x 13")
Folder 2.35 Proposal by Earl of Morley regarding the marriage settlement of Mr & Mrs Stapleton - refers to Hardwick estate & Cholwich, Cornwood, Devon, 1839 (8.5" x 13")
Kent
Folder 2.12 Inventory attached to marriage settlement betweeen Ann Brookhouse and Thomas Dolby, Canterbury, Kent, 14 February 1809 (8" x 13")
Somerset
Folder 7.06 Settlement regarding the marriage of John [Knotting?] the Younger and Marie Saffyn, Bicknoller and Stogumber, Somerset, 10 September 1610 (16" x 25.5")

SERIES V. CHURCH RECORDS

Devon
Folder 1.37 Certificate of Declaration of Adherence to the Act of Uniformity and the Act Abrogating the Oaths of Supremacy by John Ross when he became the Bishop of Exeter, Canterbury, Devon, 23 January 1778 (7.5" x 12.5")
Folders 3.01 - 3.20 Sacrament Certificate Totnes, Devon: Parish Register, 1805 - 1827 (20 certificates, 7" x 9.5")
Kent
Folder 2.43 Baptismal record of Thomas, late son of John Sheafe, Bethersden, Kent, 24 May 1686 (3.5" x 6")
Folder 2.44 Extract from the Register of St. Pauls, Deptford Kent recording the marriage of Benjamin Cole of All Hallows, Lombard Street, [London], and Frances Wager, spinster, of St Pauls, Deptford on 23 Dec 1746 (5" x 8")
Folder 2.02 Baptism Certificate of William and Thomas Oben, East Malling, Kent, 27 August 1792 (6" x 12")
Somerset
Folder 5.08 Permission granted by John, Bishop of Bath and Wells, to remove (at the request of Mary Davison) certain pews of the church at Batcombe, Somerset, 20 October 1741 (12" x 19")

SERIES VI. CUSTOMS BONDS AND CERTIFICATES

Folder 1.05 Customs Bond from Reign of Charles II, 1680 (4.5" x 8")
Folder 1.08 Customs Bond and Certificate, 1694 (4.5" x 8")
Folder 1.09 Customs Bond and Certificate, 7 March 1695 (4.5" x 8")
Folder 1.10 Customs Certificate w/ Gov. Stamp, 4 April 1695 (4.5" x 8")
Folder 1.13 Customs Certificate w/ Gov. Stamp, 26 June 1704 (5" x 6.5")
Folder 1.24 Landing Certificate, Dartmouth, 4 April 1734 (7" x 12")
Folder 1.28 Landing Certificate, Plymouth, 4 May 1743 (5" x 9.5")
Folder 1.29 Customs Certificate w/ Gov. Stamp, 3 May 1745 (5" x 7")
Folder 1.38 Customs Certificate w/ Gov. Stamp, 16 July 1782 (6" x 8")
Folder 6.06 License and customs agreement signed by Thomas Wills and Robert Black regarding the export of wool to London from Barnstaple, Devon, 6 September 1792 (10" x 16")
Folder 2.03 Landing Certificate, Port Barnstaple, 21 September 1792 (8.5" x 13")
Folder 2.04 Landing Certificate, Bristol, 19 October 1792 (6.5" x 8")
Folder 2.14 Customs Certificate, 10 April 1813 (8" x 9.5")
Folder 2.15 Landing Certificate, Port Whitehaven, 3 August 1816 (8" x 8")

SERIES VII. MISCELLANEOUS

Devon
Folder 1.02 Request for Ann Bussel to appear in court as a witness in the trial of Edward [Hurfe?] for "felonious stealing of half a crowne from her," Cadleigh, Devon, ca. 1660-1685 (8" x 12")
Folder 1.15 Agreement to sell, Philip Hooper from Anthony Eveleigh, Farrington, Devon [now Sowton], 1 April 1710 (7.5" x 12")
Folder 1.23 Agreement between John Smith of Shobrooke, Devon, and his creditors, 9 April 1730 (8.5" x 13")
Folder 5.07 Accounts received for Arthur Farwell in Ashburton and Totnes, Devon, 1733-1736 (13" x 16.5")
Folder 1.25 1734 copy 12 January 1733 document regarding the bankrupcy and creditors of John Anstey of Tiverton, Devon, 15 October 1734 (8" x 12.5")
Folder 5.11 Fine - Milton Abbot & Ermington, Stephen Maddaford, pl. ; John& Mary Prout, John & Sarah Hawkins - 2 Mess, 3 gdns, 20 ac. Land, 4 ac. Mead., 2 ac. Pasture, Devon, 1745 (9" x 18")
Folder 1.30 Receipt for annuity payable from Fishley Devon, 23 April 1751 (8" x 12.5")
Folder 1.31 File of lawyers a/cs - Mr Henry Beavis to P.M. Docton. Esq., Barnstaple, Devon, 1754, 1758 (5 documents)
Folder 1.35 Document regarding debt owed to William Parry and William Makean by Joseph Guest, Cullompton, Devon, 1773 (8" x 12.5")
Folder 5.20 Document from Chancery Court case, March1773 (10.5" x 15.5")
Folder 1.36 Petition by John Merivale to receive the remains of his parents estate from Jonathan Green, Tavistock, Devon, 21 May 1774 (12.5" x 7.5")
Folder 5.22 Schedule of deeds belonging to Miss Harris of Pickwell, Devon, re Cornish lands, incl, tin & copper setts. 1750 on, 28 July 1778 (15" x 19")
Folder 6.02 Document regarding a complaint by Peter Goodright against Stephen Badtitle regarding farming rights, Devon, June 1786 (10" x 10.5")
Folder 6.03 Bill of Complaint by Chancellor Baron Edward Thurlow, Ashfield, Suffolk, regarding the estate of Addis Archer and his heirs, Plymouth, Devon, 26 July 1786 (10.5" x 15")
Folder 2.05 Copy, fine re manor of Torre, Devon, Baron Cliffor of Chudleigh and Charles Butler, Esq., plaintiffs, 1795 (8" x 12.5")
Folder 2.07 Calculation of value of manors of Maristow, Buckland, Monachorum, Bickleigh, Shaugh Prior, Walkhampton, Devon from printed particulars of rents, ca. 1800 (8" x 12.5")
Folder 2.46 Letter from the new Bishop of Exeter to Mr. [Francis] Freeling about his franking priviledge, 26 June [180?] (7.5" x 9")
Folder 2.09 Terms of a survey on behalf of Richard Berryman for letting land to farm Trillacot, North Petherwin, Devon, 27 January 1802 (7.5" x 12")
Folder 2.10 Court Citation to Mrs. Frances (Fanny) Pellatt, regarding the estate of her late husband, Henry Pellatt, Canterbury, 20 September 1803 (8" x 13")
Folder 6.10 Check for wages for John Teague who served in the Navy aboard the Prince and the Trent, and died 1798. Check issued to his sister Letitia Teague, Plymouth, Devon, 14 May 1803 (10.5" x 17.5")
Folder 6.12 Shares in the the Little Duke Copper Mine in Tavistock, Devon, July 1806 (2 certificates, 8.5" x 12")
Folder 2.16 Affidavits regarding the July 1816 fire in Buckfastleigh, Devon, May 1817 (8" x 13")
Folder 2.17 Affidavit of Reverend Matthew Lowndes regarding the July 1816 fire in Buckfastleigh, Devon, 16 June 1817 (8.5" x 13.5")
Folder 14.11 Return of people liable for militia service, including 63 names, ages and occupations, Bardninch, Devon, 1817 (15" x 19.5")
Folder 2.18 Pedigree of the Turner Family of Cadbury, Devon, 24 February 1819 (8" x 12.5")
Folder 2.19 Chancery Court document regarding a survey of an estate in Cadbury, Devon, possibly owned by John Pitt, June 1819 (8" x 13")
Folder 2.28 Letter to William Drew, Esq., London, from someone whose mother has just died in Exeter, 16 February 1822 (7.5" x 9")
Folder 2.27 Document regarding tolls and repairs for the roads from Tavistock to Morwellham, Devon, 14 December 1822 (8" x 13")
Folder 2.29 List of deeds held by Robert Talley, [Devon?] 8 February 1823 (7.5" x 9")
Folder 2.30 List of materials, dated 1651-1776, received by the executors of the estate of Ann Kirkham, Washbourne, Harberton, Devon, 2 December 1825 (8" x 13")
Folder 2.32 Rental records of the Manor of Meldon, Devon, for one year, 1833 (8" x 13")
Folder 6.21 Printed appeal from the Court of Chancery re will of George Acland Barbor, Fremington, Devon, 1842 (11" x 17.5")
Folder 2.38 List of pieces performed at the Theatre Royal Devonport between September 1844 and February 1845, addressed to the Dramatic Authors Society, 2 July 1845 (8.5" x 10")
Folder 6.22 Stock certificates from the Cawson Hill Copper, Lead and Tin Mining Company, Devon, owned by Matthew Johnston, 12 November 1852 (4 certificates, 9" x 9.5")
Folder 2.48 Letter by James Thomson, architect and surveyor, describing the West Hoe Estate at Plymouth as a potential building site, ca. 1850s (8" x 10")
Folder 2.41 Letter from Reverend Owen Lucas O'Neil, Cornworthy Vicarage, Totnes, Devon, 4 July 1864 (5.5" x 8")
Folder 2.42 Letter from "Dippertown Office" regarding land at Lewtrenchard belonging to Parson Gould, 6 August 1865 (7" x 9")
Folder 2.47 Receipt, Colyton, Devon, 23 July [18??] (4" x 6")
Kent
Folder 1.01 Receipt, payment for house in Deptford, Kent, 20 November 1651 (8" x 12")
Folder 1.04 Agreement between [Clement Tipp?] and John Kingsford of Canterbury, 28 January 1675 (8" x 12")
Folder 1.06 "Mortgage agreement of William Barnes, Boughton, Kent" 9 October 1688 (7" x 10.5")
Folder 1.07 Agreement between John Lemott Honywood of Marks Hall, Essex and John [Hunt?] of Kent, 22 May 1689 (7" x 9")
Folder 2.45 Letter to John Mascall, New Romney, from [John Brewer?], ca. 1680s (6" x 7.5")
Folder 1.11 Agreement about land or a mortgage by Charles [Lunkin?], Kent, 26 June 1701 (8" x 12")
Folder 1.16 William Courthope of Paternoster Row, London, about a mortgage due to him from tenants in Cranbrook, Kent, 8 October 1718 (8" x 12")
Folder 1.17 Articles of Agreement between John [Sharpsigh?], Stephen [Sharpsigh?], and George Courthope about land in Cranbrook, Kent, 12 February 1721 (7.5" x 12")
Folder 1.20 Request for reparations regarding the lease of the Kingshead Inn, Dartford, Kent, formerly owned by Anno Rooves, 3 November 1726 (8" x 13")
Folder 1.21 Articles of agreement between John Garnett Stevens of Chislehurst, Kent, and Benjamin Osgood "citizen and Carpenter of London" regarding a lease 24 April 1726 (8" x 13")
Folder 5.16 Draft of a verdict against Thomas Bridges of Maidstone, Kent, for sinking his boat in the Medway River, blocking river traffic, ca. 1753 (10" x 16")
Folder 6.07 Decl. by Thomas Babb, appointing wife Charlotte to act - relates to Barnstaple group, 14 September 1793 (10" x 16")
Folder 1.22 Documentation that Elizabeth (Boorsman) Middleton received five pounds from the estate of Thomas Ballard of High Halden, Kent, 15 January 1794 (8" x 12")
Folder 2.08 Copy of 1746 fine for William Farrant, etc. sent to William Walter, Solicitor, Kent, 10 September 1801 (8" x 10")
Folder 6.11 Final agreement between the families of Samuel Reader and William price regarding property in Cranbrook, Hawkhurst, Frittendon, Tenterden, and Brookland, Kent, Easter 1804 (13" x 16.5")
Folder 2.20 Agreement between William Scott and John Bently for Bently to rent the "Castle Quay," from Scott, Barnstaple Quay, 24 June 1820 (8" x 9.5")
Folder 2.21 Request to the County of Kent Sheriff to appear before the Commission of Sewers, Kent, 1 June 1820 (8" x 12.5")
Folder 2.24 Agreement between Stephen Bates and Henry Woodgate regarding the lease of a farm at either Seven Oaks or Cranbrook, Kent, 8 October 1821 (7.5" x 9")
Folder 6.15 Agreement to settle the debt between George and John Pearce of Hoo, Kent, and Henry Dance of Lincoln's Inn Fields, Middlesex in order to release Dance from the King's Bench Prison under the Insolvent Debtors Act, 20 May 1822 (10" x 15.5")
Folder 6.14 List of Court of Assize jurors, Kent, 1822 (6.5" x 16.5")
Folder 2.26 List of Court of Assize jurors, Kent, 1822 (8.5" x 13")
Folder 2.23 List of debtors discharged or removed from the jail at Maidstone, Kent, during the tenure of Sir John Shelly Sidney (Baronet) as Sherriff, ca. 1822 (8" x 13")
Folder 14.14 Bill of sale for the Wye, a schooner purchased by William Scott and other shareholders from John Scott the Elder, certified by the Custom House, Bristol, 21 October 1829 (16.5" x 22")
Folder 2.31 Letter from H. Drake regarding the bankruptcy of William Scott and his lease of a quay in Barnstaple to John Bentley, 25 July 1830 (8" x 10")
Folder M.22 Assignment of shares in ship, Wye of Bristol, after bankruptcy of William Scott, 1830 (23" x 30")
Folder 2.33 Genealogical excerpt from the Fitzgerald Family Bible relating to the settling of the estate of George Fitzgerald, surgeon of Deal, Kent, 30 November 1837 (8" x 13")
Folder 2.34 Order of Sale of the Poor House in Sevenoaks, Kent in accordance with the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, 16 Nov 1838 (8" x 13")
Folder 6.19 Stock certificate from the Gwendraeth Anthracite and Iron Company, owned by Sarah Mackie, Westernham, Kent, 15 Jan 1839 (10" x 15")
Folder 2.40 Memorandum of agreement regarding the Rochester Bridge Act of 1846, made betweeen John Gibbs of Strood and Michael Smith Comport of High Halstow, Kent 7 September 1848 (8" x 13")
Somerset
Folder 4.01 I.P.M., death of John Selwode, Som., 21 September 1601 (10.5" x 12")
Folder 1.03 Obligation / Indenture of Thomas Brooks, Bedminster, Bristol [formerly Somerset], 4 June 1665 (7.5" x 14")
Folder 4.06 Obligation / Indenture of Thomas Brooks, Bedminster, Bristol [formerly Somerset], 1668 (10" x 12")
Unidentified and Miscellaneous
Box 15 "Compotus Manerii de Elloughe etc." - Book of accounts for the Manors of Sotterly, Ugghal, and Willingham, all in Suffolk, 1552-1599 (1 volume)
Folder 7.02 Court document relating to Thomas Perrivall, 1654? (11.5" x 22")
Folder 4.15 Agreement, Charles Elstop to William East - lands to be sold, location unstated, 1694 (13" x 16.5")
Folder 1.19 Witness to exec. Of deeds of L & R by Richard Hart of Plymouth, butcher to James Keating, sugar-baker of P., of 2 tens in Trevile St., all. Butchers Lane, Plymouth, 17 August 1722 (7" x 12")
Folder 1.27 Document regarding the debts of the late husband of Mary Cullymore, [Plymouth?], 24 September 1735 (8" x 12.5")
Folder 1.33 Receipt for a cow, a heifer, and a calf sold by Robert Grean, 5 September 1772 (4" x 5.5")
Folder 1.34 Sale of a building from Robert Grean to John Mitchell, Higate Hill, East Grinstead, 29 September 1772 (5.5" x 6")
Folder 1.39 Correspondence to and from Reverend William Wilson concerning the marriage of Thomas Todd and Elizabeth Wooler and her inheritance from the estate of her uncle, John Wooler, Wolsingham, Durham, 1791-1797 (9 letters)
Folder 6.09 Inventory of Captain Pannell's Goods in his house at Blackheath, ca. 1800 (10" x 15")
Folder 14.10 Westminster, Middx, Insurance policy, 1815 (19" x 23.5")
Folder 2.25 Design for Little Gaddesden gate, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, 21 November 1821 (8" x 12.5")
Folder 14.13 Copy Woolmers Exeter & Plymouth Gazette, 18 July 1829 (16" x 21")
Folder 2.36 Agreement between Ann Bickell and the adventurers of Wheal Friendship mine for the sale of a house in Blackdown, Mary Tavy, Devon 23 January 1839 (8" x 10")
Folder 6.20 Printed appeal from the Court of Chancery re will of Sir John Trevelyan - re Manor of Seaton, 1841 (11.5" x 17.5")
Folder 2.01 2 pages (83-84) from E. H. W. Dunkin's "Contributions Towards the Ecclesiastical History of the Deanery of South Malling in the County of Sussex," Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of the County, Vol 26, 1875 (6" x 9")
Folder 4.25 2 pages (465-466) from an unidentified book including information about the Ashendon Hundred (9" x 12")

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