A Catalogue of the Papers of the Biddulph Family of Ledbury 1380-1950


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Summary

Administrative/Biographical History

Scope and Content

System of Arrangement

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Accruals

Access Conditions

Restrictions

Physical Characteristics/Requirements

Finding Aids

Related Units of Description

Biographical

Index Headings

Catalogue of the Biddulph Family Papers

A Catalogue of the Papers of the Biddulph Family of Ledbury 1380-1950

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Summary

Reference GB 0044 MSS.
Title Biddulph Family Papers
Dates of Creation 1380-1950s
Held at Herefordshire Record Office, Hereford.
Extent 2.834 cubic metres
Name of Creator The Biddulph Family
Level of Description Item
Language Latin/English

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Administrative/Biographical History

The papers were held by the Biddulph family until the 1960's when they were passed to the Public Library and from there to the Herefordshire Record Office.

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Scope and Content

Deeds: Ledbury Town 1551-1838; Ledbury New Street 1573-1846; Ledbury Southend 1555-1717; The Feathers Inn 1719-1736. Estates and Manors: Argus or Argos Estate and Lands 1683-1781; Bullen Estate and Lands 1711-1762; The Manor of Corringham (Essex) 1584-1700s; Hall House Estate and Lands 1661-1719; The Hazell Manor and Lands 1611-1819; New House 1688. Farms: Boofield [Little Boofield, Beefield] 1682-1728; Eyebridge Cottage 1722-1726; Noade Farm 1667-1736; Siddington 1705-1752; Wyldehouse 1580-1723. Meadows and Pasture Lands: Hosiers Meadow 1649-1664; Malmespoole Mills 1703-1759; Peacebridge 1583-1680; Tumpey Meadow 1669-1672; Woodhouse Meadow 1625-1705; Wheatridge or Wheatrudge Pasture 1723-1786. Herefordshire Parishes: Donnington 1614-1832; Eastnor 1566-1742; Great Malvern 1746-1818; Much Malvern(Broddals) 1628-1729; Saint Swithen 1706-1776; Upton upon Severn 1708; Church Withington 1708. Worcester: 1728-1789. Miscellaneous Deeds: 1578-1800s. Deeds Related Papers: Manor Court Rolls 1700-1789; Abstract of Titles 1630-1850; Schedules of Deeds 1700s-1852; Bonds 1575-1778 and Discharges 1587-1759. Estate Management and Accounts: Rental Papers 1603-1916; Tenancy Papers 1757-1857; Estate Improvements and Management 1773-1946. Surveys: Ledbury Estate (1700s), Manor of Newland 1777; Bullen Farm (Mr Cox); Siddington (John Dallimore); Wild House and The Feathers Inn (Charles Taylor); Hall House Estate (Mr Bibbs); Hazle Farm (Mr Barnett); Haffield; Argus Estate (Mr Webb); The Hales (Mr Thomas) and the Vineyard Estste all 1811; Parish Valuation for 1829 and a very detailed valuation of timber for several estates including Bromsberrow, Dymock and Donnington. Hazle Estate, Siddington, Orlern, Wild House Estate, Bullen Estate, Haffield, Stocking Estate, Glencher Mill Grove, Woolpit Estate, Hall House Estate and the Noad Estate and Farm from the 1770s. Tythes and Taxes: 1700s-1950. Sale Catalogues 1700s-1950; Estates Household 1651-1885; Recipies and Remedies 1700's - 1800's; Inventories 1651-1885; Family and Personal Papers including Papers including Pedigree 1700s-1895; Diaries including travel diaries relating to the grand tours of Europe 1660s-1822; Passports 1792-1895; Wills 1613-1845; Administration 1772-1808; Poems/Drawings 1700s-1853 and Personal Ephemera 1700s-1896; Civic and Public Papers 1708-1948; Lieutenancy and Shrievalty (1722-1833); Military and Militia (1798-1855); Parliamentary Acts and Governmental Papers (1821-1916); Politics and Elections (1700s-1851); Common Land and Enclosure 1765-1812; Ledbury Church Papers 1810-1915; Poor Law Papers 1700s-1849; Ledbury Dispensary and Public Health 1775-1929; Education Ledbury 1708-1940; National Schools 1800s-1842 Charities 1749-1948; Ledbury Fire Brigade 1828-1853; National Charitable Societies 1800s-1854; Events and Societies Local 1796-1897; Turnpike and Roads 1805-1844; Ledbury Water Supply 1592-1891 and Miscellaneous Civic Papers 1840-1891. Miscellaneous Civic Papers 1840-1883; Business Papers including: Hereford and Gloucester Canal (1798-1947); Fishing and Whaling 1700s-1808; Mining 1820-1836 Railways 1800s-1836; Shipping 1790-1800s; Wool Trade1714-1921. Financial papers including those of John Biddulph, Lord Biddulph, Michael Biddulph, Mrs Biddulph; correspondence including letters by Francis Biddulph, John Biddulph, Michael Biddulph, Robert Biddulph, John Dandridge, Mrs Biddulph. Legal papers including Chancery Court Papers 1635-1720; Magistry and Law Notes 1700s-1828; Bankruptcy Papers 1677-1815; Land Claims 1791-1930; Affadavits and Statements 1720-1776; Legal Case Papers 1727-1857 and Estate Accounts including the Hazle Farm 1840-1840; Ledbury Estate1635-1942; Noad Farm 1815-1820 and Wildhouse Estate 1794-1867.

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System of Arrangement

The Herefordshire Record Office uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, contact archives@herefordshire.gov.uk The deeds and related papers have been organised by County and Parish and Town where possible while the other papers in the collection have been organised as to subject and thereafter in chronoligical order. Wills have been catalogues in alphabetical order.

It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited by The Biddulph Family.

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Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

This collection has not been weeded. All the papers deposited in the Herefordshire Record Office by the Biddulph family have been retained.

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Accruals

Further deposits are not expected although additions to the catalogue are possible.

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Access Conditions

Contact should be made with the Herefordshire Records Office regarding access conditions.

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Copyright/Reproduction

Copying of items within this archice is at the discretion of the Herefordshire County Records office and copyright law may apply to some items.

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Physical Characteristics/Requirements

The collection is manuscript based.

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Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

A paper and a digital copy of this catalogue is available at Herefordshire Record Office.

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Related Units of Description

There are related items situated in a number of Records Offices throughout the country and researchers should consult the National Archives in Kew for more detailed information at at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk Other items include the Biddulph and Swinfen Family Papers 16th -19th century held at the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service; the Will of Anthony Biddulph is available online at www.nationaarchives.gov.uk and the papers of Robert Myddleton-Biddulph MP 1805-1872 are available through the National Library of Wales.

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Biographical

Anthony Biddulph was born in 1584. He was the son of Simon Biddulph and Joyce Floyer and he married Elizabeth Palmer, the daughter of Robert Palmer.

Anthony Biddulph was born around 1666 and died in 1718. He was the son of Robert Biddulph and Mary Cullen. He married Constance Hall, daughter of Francis Hall (of Ledbury). He held the office of High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1694 and had two sons, Robert and Michael.

Robert Biddulph was born in October 1682 and died in 1772.1 He married Anne Joliffe, daughter of Benjamin Joliffeand had two sons, the Reverend Benjamin Biddulph and Francis Biddulph.

Michael Biddulph was born on 21 January 1725 and died on 6 December 1800 at age 75. He married Penelope Dandridge, daughter of John Dandridge, on 14 September 1757. He lived at Cofton Hall and was father to Thomas Biddulph b. 9 Dec 1759, d. 3 Aug 1793; Robert Myddelton Biddulph b. 22 Mar 1761, d. 30 Oct 1814; Michael Frances Biddulph b. 20 Jan 1766, d. 20 Jan 1794; John Biddulph b. 17 Mar 1768, d. 25 Nov 1845; Penelope Biddulph b. 11 May 1768; Mary Ann Biddulph b. 3 Dec 1769, d. 27 Dec 1839 and Anne Biddulph b. 29 Feb 1772, d. 26 Feb 1841.

Michael Biddulph, 1st Baron Biddulph was born on 17 February 1834.1 He was the son of Robert Biddulph and Elizabeth Palmer. He married, firstly, Adelaide Georgiana Peel, daughter of General Rt. Hon. Jonathan Peel and Lady Alicia Jane Kennedy, on 9 August 1864 in St. James's, Piccadilly, London. He married, secondly, Lady Elizabeth Philippa Yorke, daughter of Charles Philip Yorke, 4th Earl of Hardwicke and Hon. Susan Liddell, on 16 July 1877. He died on 6 April 1923 at age 89 in Ledbury and was buried on 10 April 1923 in Donnington. and He was educated in Harrow School and he held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Herefordshire. He was also a of Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Hereford between 1865 and 1885 and a Member of Parliament (Liberal) for South Herefordshire between 1885 and 1886. He was also a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Herefordshire and Justice of the Peace for Gloucestershire.3 He gained the title of 1st Baron Biddulph, of Ledbury in 1903.

John Michael Gordon Biddulph, 2nd Baron Biddulph was born on 19 November 1869 in London and died on 17 December 1949. He married Marjorie Caroline Susan Mure, daughter of Lt.-Col. William Mure and Hon. Constance Elizabeth Wyndham, on 10 November 1896 in Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, London. He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University with a BAchelor of Arts (B.A.) and held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Herefordshire. He was a director of Martin's Bank and held the office of Justice of the Peace for Herefordshire.

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Index Headings

Biddulph

Biddulph Middleton Dandridge

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Catalogue of the Biddulph Family Papers

MSS.G2 Deeds 1551-1846

66 Items

Deeds and related papers regarding the town of Ledbury including: Ledbury Town 1551-1838; New Street 1573-1846; the Southend 1555-1717 and The Feathers Inn 1719-1736.

Deeds and related papers regarding Estates and Manors including: Argas 1683-1781; Bullen Estate 1711-1762; Corringham (Essex) 1584-1700s; Hall House 1661-1719; The Hazle Manor 1611-1819 and the New House 1688.Boofield [Little Boofield, Beefield] 1682-1728; Eyebridge Cottage 1722-1726; Noade Farm 1667-1736; Siddington Farm 1705-1752 and the Wyldehouse 1580-1723.

Deeds and related papers regarding farms including: Boofield [Little Boofield, Beefield] 1682-1728; Eyebridge Cottage 1722-1726; Noade Farm 1667-1736; Siddington Farm 1705-1752 and the Wyldehouse 1580-1723.

Deeds and related papers regarding meadow and pasture lands including: Hosiers Meadow 1649-1664; Malmespool Mills 1703-1759; Peacebridge 1583-1680; Tumpey Meadow 1669-1672; Woodhouse Meadow 1625-1705 and the Wheatridge Pasture 1723-1786.

Deeds and related papers regading the parishes of Donnington 1614-1832; Eastnor 1566-1742; Great Malvern 1746-1818; Much Malvern 1628-1789; Saint Swithen 1706-1770; Upton Upon Severn 1708 and Church Withington 1700s.

MSS.G2 Ledbury Town 1488-1838

73 Items

Deeds and related papers regarding the town of Ledbury including: Ledbury Town 1551-1838; New Street 1573-1846; the Southend 1555-1717 and The Feathers Inn 1719-1736.

MSS.1033 Feoffment 1488 September 1st

parchment, latin

1st Party (s): John Harford of Bosbury, Herefordshire, gent and Richard Willison of Ledbury, gent.

2nd Party (s): Richard Wattes of Ledbury, Husbandsman.

Property: ..two acres of arrable land..new or late in the tenure of...lymp in Byrche Fylde in Ledbury...

MSS.912 Feoffment 1539 May 31st

parchment, latin

1st Party (s): William Habrill, gen and William Suckley.

2nd Party (s): Richard Danyse and Joan his wife.

Property: ..tenament in Ledbury in a place called the Southyend..between the tenament of William Cardle and Thomas Lorymar...and extending to the land of William Cardle...up to a highway....

MSS.906 Grant of Land 1551 March 3rd

parchment

1st Party(s): John Harford of Bosbury and Richard Williams of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Hugh Wodward and Alice his wife.

Property: ....croft and land in Ledbury by Stony Lane.

MSS.146 Mariage Settlement 1553 October 4th

parchment

1st Party(s): Thomas Todde of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Lugge of Gloucester.

Marriage settlement for a marriage between Thomas Lugge, son of Nycholus Lugge of Gloucester and Marjory Todd, daughter of Thomas Todde. The settlement regards two tenaments...late in the severall occupations of Thomas Branche and Thomas Taylor..being in the Parish of Ledbury.

MSS.1032 Gift 1560 March 18th

parchment

1st Party (s): John Jenkyns of Hereford, tanner.

2nd Party (s): Marjory wife of Edward Threlkelde esq, Doctor of Laws.

Property: ..four tenaments with gardens in Ledbury of which three are at the Homend in Ledbury...formerly in the tenure of Richard Wattes..and now in Church Lane now in the tenure of said Edward.....

MSS.778 Feoffment 1566 February 15th

parchment, latin

1st Party (s): Hugh Woodewarde of Ledbury and Alice his wife.

2nd Party (s): Thomas Wooddewarde his son and his legitimate heirs.

Property: ..two parcells of land...one meadow in the forren of Ledbury...and another parcell of land or pasture of four acres...called Oldedale..or le Greate Helds...in the forren of..and another parcell of land lying in ...called Millardes Croffte.....

MSS.85 Feoffment 1584 September 10th

parchment

1st Party (s): Edward Bennys of Wellowe, Southampton, son of Simon Bennys of Ledbury, youngest son of John Bennys of Ledbury, Mercer, deceased.

2nd Party (s): Edward Skinner of Ledbury.

Property: ....messuage in the tenancy of William Tundy in middle row ...near the market cross...between the land of Roger Blonnte, gentleman on the north part....

MSS.124 Lease 1587 April 1st

parchment

Consideration: 20/- for life.

1st Party(s): Roger Keyse of Upledon, Gloucestershire.

2nd Party(s): William Reece of Ledbury, clothier and Jane his Wife and Henry Whopper the brother of Jane.

Property: ..messuage now in the tenure of Lambert Mathewe..being in Ledbury...between the land of John Scudamor..now in the occupation of Christopher Baillie...on the South part and the land of William Benis..one a street there called the Southend....

MSS.770 Lease 1587 November 10th

parchment

1st Party (s): John Talbott of Grafton in the County of Worcester Esquire.

2nd Party (s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury in the County of Hereford, Clothier and Elizabeth his wife.

Property: ..all that coppice and all that garden adjoining..containing by estimation..called a burgage then in the occupation of of Thomas Foxam..lying in Ledbury...between the tenament of the said Thomas Foxam and now of the said Edward Skynner on the south part...and the height or common way there called the horselane on the north part...stretching from the lands of the late Roger Hall and now of Henry Muttlowe in the east part...unto the street there called the Southend on the west part....and all those six parcells of arrable land being in Ledbury foresaid..called the vynyarde also the wynmyatt on the north part of the land of Edmunde Barnard..on the south part....also one acre...in the occupation of Edmund Baldewyn now deceased...

MSS.92(a) Bargain and Sale 1588 February 22nd

parchment

Consideration: £11

1st Party (s): John Scudamore of Fownehope in the County of Hereford, Gentleman.

2nd Party (s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury, Clothier.

Property: ...messuage in lands.... two burgage and one quarter of one burgage now in the occupation of one Christopher Bailiess [Bayliss]..in Ledbury.. ...between the lands of William Northen...now in the occupation of Edward Farmor on the South part and the land of Roger Keyse now in the occupation of William Rees on the north...

MSS.888 Release 1602 April 16th

parchment

Consideration: £53

1st Party(s): Thomas Scudamore of Fownhope in the County of Hereford, Gentleman.

2nd Party(s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury, Clothier.

Property: ...two acres...with a barn newly erected thereupon...being in the City of Ledbury....in a field there called Mubly [Mabley] ....between the lands of Ambrose Elton...and between the land of Elizabeth Danbridge on the north part and the Upper hall on the south part...

MSS.75 Release 1615 June 20th

parchment

1st Party (s): Richard Watts of Evesbach.

2nd Party (s): Edward Skinner of Ledbury, John Hill of Haffield, Ledbury, yeoman.

Property:...release of the messuage called Underdown…with all lands and gardens….in the parishes of Eastnor and Ledbury…. … .

MSS.887 Assignmet of Lease 1615 June 20th

parchment

1st Party (s): Richard Wattes of Ewesbach in the County of Hereford.

2nd Party (s): Richard Willis of Sugwas in the County of Herefored Esquire.

Property: ..one quarter of an acre of arrable land (demised to Thomas Willis of Lyons Inn, Middlesex, Gentleman on the 28th December 1573) in consideration of the sum of 20/- to Elizabeth Skynner wife of Edward Skynner of Ledbury, Clothier......

MSS.921 Lease and Release 1629

parchment

Consideration:£305.

1st Party(s): Edward Elton of Munsley in the County of Herefordshire.

2nd Party(s): Edward Skynner.

Property(s): .... meadow or pastureland with appertinances late in the tenure or occupation [John Hall]... containing two and a half acres ....called or known... as Mongtree lying at or near a street called or known as South End...leading.. unto the Kings Highway between the lands of John Came (Gentleman) on the South Part and the land in the occupation of John Buckenhill in the North Part and also one messuage, cottage or tenement with a garden, orchard thereunto belonging containing by estimation one burgage.... already marked out and bounded by one tenement and orchard by one John Hall being on the North part of the aforementioned last premesis the Homend situated on or near a street called Homend between the land and tenement of John Hall in the North part... and the land now in the tenure or occupation of the said John Hall... and also one messuage one garden and three acres of land... lying from Homend to Belus Cross(?) field...

MSS.921 Fine and Recovery 1639 March 16th

parchment

1st Party(s): John Hall of Ledbury and his wife Margarette.

2nd Party(s): Edward Skynner the Elder and Edward Skynner the Younger.

3rd Party(s): Walter Turner, Mason.

Property(s): ...meadow or pastureland with appertinances late in the tenure or occupation [John Hall] containing two and a half acres called or known as Mongtree lying at or near a street called or known as South End unto the Kings Highway between the lands of John Came (Gentleman) on the South Part and the land in the occupation of John Buckenhill in the North Part and also one messuage, cottage or tenement with a garden, orchard thereunto belonging containing by estimation one burgage already marked out and bounded by one tenement and orchard by one John Hall being on the North part of the aforementioned last premesis the Homend situated on or near a street called Homend between the land and tenement of John Hall in the North part and the land now in the tenure or occupation of the said John Hall and also one messuage, one garden and three acres of land lying from Homend to Belus Cross(?) field.

MSS.17 Recovery 1653

1st Party (s): John Wheeler and Henry Wheeler Gentlemen.

2nd Party (s): Henry Cocks and Richard Smith.

Property: ...recovery of twelve messuages, twelve gardens..one hundred and twenty acres of land..fifty acres of meadow..sixty acres of pasture and twenty acres of wood in Ledbury...

MSS.19 Settlement 1653 October 10th

1st Party (s): Walter Savavge of Broadway in Worcester and his Wife Elizabeth.

2nd Party (s): Richard Hall of the Middle Temple.

3rd Party (s): John Wheeler of St Andrews Parish, Middlesex and Henry Wheeler of London, Gentleman.

Property: ..messuages and lands in Ledbury, Haffield, Donnington and Eastnor...settlement for the heirs of Elizabeth Savage....

MSS.14 Recovery 1654 December 23rd

1st Party (s): Walter Savage and Elizabeth his wife of Broadway in Worcester.

2nd Party (s): George Whitney of Broadway and John Priest of Broadway.

3rd Party (s): Ambrose Elton of Ledbury, yeoman.

4th Party (s): John Skinner of Ledbury, gentleman.

Property:...referring to indenture dated..the tenth of October 1653...between Walter Savage and Elizabeth and Henry Cocks of the Middle Temple and Richard hall of the Middle Temple..and John Wheeler of the Parish of St Andrews...(see MSS.19)

Property: ...recovery of twelve messuages, twelve gardens..one hundred and twenty acres of land..fifty acres of meadow..sixty acres of pasture and twenty acres of wood in Ledbury...

MSS.161 Feoffment 1654 September 20th

parchment

Consideration: £14

1st Party (s): Walter Savage of Broadway in the County of Worcester and Elizabeth his wife

2nd Party (s): George Whitney of Brodway.

Property: ..all that cottage..containing the fourth part of an acre..being in a street in Ledbury called the Southend....

MSS.76 Lease 1666 April 20th

1st Party (s): James Traherne, corvisor of Ledbury.

2nd Party (s): John Fishpoole, innholder of Ledbury.

Property:..release of the building called the Cowhouse with plot and garden…and garden adjoining from the Corner Post of his own dwelling….stretching to the hedge that divides his orchard….

MSS.255 Lease 1696

parchment

Consideration: £ 24 per annum for 3 years.

1st Party(s): William Lowther of London.

2nd Party(s): John Smallridge of Ledbury.

Property:.. the meassuage now in ther possession of John Smallridge..lately erected by William Wintour called the Dalry House….also longmeadow..[Ledbury].

MSS.257 Lease 1696 November 12th

parchment

Consideration: £16 for per annum for 3 years.

1st Party(s): William Lowther of the Middle Temple, London.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Underwood of the Parish of Ledbury, miller.

Property: ..the water Grist Mills called the Beckmill now in the possession of the said Thomas Underwood..in Ledbury...

MSS.717 Release 1701 May 12th

parchment, 3 items (including 2 bonds)

Consideration: £120

1st Party (s): Charles Brotheridge of Castlemorton in the County of Hereford, yeoman and Elizabeth his wife.

2nd Party (s): Henry Pool of Much Marcle in the County of Hereford, Gentlemen.

3rd Party (s): Samuell Poole of the City of Worcester, Apothecary.

Property: ..all that messuage in Castlemorton wherein Charles Brotheridge doth now dwell......containing four acres...and parcells of land containing ten acres..having the Kings Highway on the north side and lands of Rowland Bartlett on the east part...and lands late in the posession of Joseph Bond on the west part...and all that other parcell..containing two acres lying in the said common field called Wallruddins..and also that pasture called Bayards containing by estimation four acres...on the north part and the street called Castlestreet and the lands of Samuel Nash on the south part......

MSS.150 Division of the Estate of Francis Hall 1703 February 2nd

parchment

1st Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury and Constance his wife.

2nd Party (s): Elizabeth hall of Ledbury of Ledbury, spinster.

3rd Party (s): Charles Cutler of the Borough of Hereford and Anne his wife.

Constance Buddulph, Elizabeth Hall and Sarah Cutler and Anne Cutler were the co-heirs of the will of Francis Hall of Ledbury. This document is the division of the estate of Francis Hall.

Property: ..capitall messuage and tenament...being in a street called the High Street wherein the said Constance did lately dwell....adjoining a house there called the King's Head.....valued at two hundred anf fifty pounds...a messuage in the Southend valued at £80....messuage and tenament wherein Josia Hasker doth dwell..valued at £15....messuage wherein Thomas Lucy now dwells having the Tumpe Meadow on the south part..valued at £8 per annum....all that pasture ground called the New Furlonge..lying in a field called Mabley Furlonge valued at £6 per annum.... barn and orchard lting in a street called the Byestreet or Bishops Street...[many other lands included]

MSS.903 Indenture of Fine 1704 May

parchment, latin

1st Party (s): Edmund Tomlins, gentlemen, William Cam, John Blackbone and James Rowlands.

2nd Party (s): Elizabeth Skipp, widow of John Skipp esquire.

Property: ..four messuages with three gardens...in the borough and parish of Ledbury and Eastnor.....

MSS.709 Lease for Use 1704 June 1st

parchment

1st Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury and Constance his Wife, Elizabeth Hall of Ledbury, Spinster; Robert Cutler of Ledbury aforesaid Esquire; and Sarah his wife; Charles Cutler of Ledbury, Gentleman and Anne his wife; which said Constance, Elizabeth, Ann and Sarah the daughters of Francis Hall of Ledbury.

2nd Party (s): Robert Unett of the Birchend in Herefordshire; William Brydges the younger of Old Colllwall in the County of Hereford.

Property: ..all those freehold lands that were formerly the property of Francis Hall...capitall messuage being in Ledbury in a street called the High Street wherein the said Constance did lately dwell...wherein the said Robert Cutler doth now dwell...having a lane belonging to John Skipp on the east of the High Street...a house called the Kingshead on the south...messuage whereing Catherine Blackbone, widow doth dwell..having the aforesaid messuage on the south land....all that meadow called the Tumpsmeadow...having lands belonging to John Hall on the east..and a street called the Southend on the west...a messuage wherein Josia Hasber doth dwell...having the Tump lands on the east and north and a street called the southend on the west..[many other lands also]...

MSS.163(1) Lease 1704 August 16th

parchment

1st Party(s): John Webb of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ...two dwellinhouses being in Bystreet also Bishopstreet late in the tenure of Richard Loyd and James Whitaker between the land of John Webb and William Mason and Gilbert Grigg...

MSS.163 Release 1704 August 17th

parchment

1st Party(s): John Webb of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ...two dwellinhouses being in Bystreet also Bishopstreet late in the tenure of Richard Lloyd and James Whitaker between the land of John Webb and William Mason and Gilbert Grigg...

MSS.779 Indenture of Fine 1704 November

parchment

1st Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury

2nd Party (s): Gilbert Griggs and Anne his wife and William Thynn.

Property: ..four messuages and four cottages...with appertinances in the Borough of Ledbury...

MSS.129 Release 1708 March 27th

parchment

Consideration: £30

1st Party (s): Edmond Comins of Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, yeoman son and heir of Edward Comins, London, Gentleman.

2nd Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property:...messuage with gardens and orchards...called the Homends End being in a street there called the Homend...now in the posession of John Harris as a tenant of Anne Brown....

MSS.69 Lease 1710 November 6th

1st Party (s): William Bowen of Ledbury, yeoman and Mary his wife.

2nd Party (s): Lawrence Jesse of Saint Martin in the Field.

Property: …lease of the close or orchard called Stocke Close near the lands late of Thomas Cam….now of the said Lawrence Jesse...

MSS.776 Fine 1711

parchment

Copy of a fine between Anthony Biddulph Esquire, Joseph Trowell junior and Thomas Green and John Hall, Gentleman. The fine concerns five messuages..six cottages and nine gardens in Ledbury, Haffield, Colwall, Cradley and Eastnor.

MSS.153 Lease and Release 1713 July 3rd

parchment

1st Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Francis Chetle, Clothier of Worcester and John Bagley Dcotor in Phsick and Richard Lambath Surgeon both of Worcester.

Property: ...tenement....barne.. garden and orchard called Homens End in Ledbury...

Note: The condition of the sale is that all rents and profits from the premsies are to be given for the upkeep of the Charity School built by Mrs Elizabeth Hall.

MSS.897 Enfoeffment 1713 September 4th

parchment

1st Party (s): Richard Skynner late of Ledbury and Mary his wife.

2nd Party (s): George Smith of Ledbury, Carpenter.

Property: ..plot of garden ground in Ledbury..now or late in the tenure of Daniel Traherne of Ledbury...

MSS.771 Surrender 1720 June

paper

Surrender of a property called Nordon from George Hodges of Haffield in Ledbury to John Skipp and George Hill.

MSS.776 Surrender 1720 June

paper

Surrender by John Skipp and George Hill of the property called Norden. (see also 771)

MSS.763 Enfoeffment 1724

parchment , latin

1st Party (s): Jacob Tonson Esquire.

2nd Party (s): William Cam and Alice his wife and John Cam.

Property: ..one messuage..one toft...three gardens...in the parishes of Ledbury and Eastnor....

MSS.71 Marriage Settlement 1733 June 27th

parchment

Marriage settlement upon the marriage of Margaret Pinder of Madresfield, Worcester, widow and Francis Biddulph of Ledbury ...[regarding lands in Ledbury]..

MSS.35 Recovery 1748

parchment

1st Party (s): William Neale.

2nd Party (s): Gabriel Johnson.

Property: .. recovery of five messuages, one dovehouse, seven gardens, twelve acres of land, six acres of meadow and six acres of pasture..[Ledbury]...

MSS.370 Lease and Release 1774 February 14th

parchment

1st Party(s): John Humphreys of Tewksbury and Mary his daughter, spinster and Avenant Hankins of Tewksbury.

2nd Party(s): Edward Fifield of Ledbury

Property: ..Bernards Place...containing three acres…also Coate Close containing one acre…and Perrycroft containing six acres..

MSS.68 Lease 1783

parchment

1st Party (s): Joseph Harris of Worcester, carrier.

2nd Party (s): John Dandridge.

Property: ……of the commandery of two closes in St Peters Parish called the Rack Closes…adjoining the Commandry…now in the tenure of John Dandridge...

MSS.397 Deed of Exchange 1802 June 26th

parchment

1st Party(s): John Biddulph of Champion Hill, Surrey.

2ns Party(s): Edward Freeman of Donnington.

Property:..pieces of land in Vowletts, Perry Croft…the Orchard and the New Meadow….. ..

MSS.203 Lease 1810 January 27th

parchment

Consideration: £20 per annum per acre.

1st Party(s): Richard Hill of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): William Thomas of Ledbury, farmer.

Property:..messuage and farm lands called Hales in Ledbury and Bromsberrow...now in the occupation of Richard Hill...

MSS.383 Lease and Release 1820

parchment

1st Party(s): John Skipp of Overhall in Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Daniel Swift of Hennick [Henwick] Worcestershire.

Property: Broad Meadow [Ledbury]...containing five acres adjoining the river or brook called Leaden...held previousely by Ambrose Elton.

MSS.205 Vicarial Tythes Lease 1822 July 25th

parchment

Consideration: £45 per annum.

1st Party(s): Reverend James Watts of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): John Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: .....all manner of tythes that the said James Watts is intitled yearly.......

Note: The list includes a list of vicarial tythes from the Estate of John Biddulph.

MSS.207 Lease 1828 October 21st

parchment

Fee: £115

1st Party(s): John Biddulph of the New House, Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Proprietors of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Navigation Company.

Property: .....messuage with severall parcells of land called the Mill Meadow...next the Turnpike...containing six acres and eighteen perches...together with the lands and water called the Island Moat...containing one acre..now in the occupation of William Bayliss and John Webb.......

MSS.176 Deed of Exchange 1837 November 9th

parchment

1st Party(s):Richard Webb of Donnington Hall.

2nd Party(s): Robert Biddulph of Charing Cross, London.

Property: Deed of exchange for Upper Moncroftfield..late in the occupation of Josiah Tibbatts [the deed includes and agreement for Richard Webb to fence off part of the land and a small map showing the agreed division].

MSS.199 Lease 1838 January 19th

parchment

Consideration:£3 per annum

1st Party(s): John Biddulph of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): George Skipp of Birmingham, cider merchant.

Property: ...parcel of land lately forming part of a piece of land called Mrs Dingley's Meadow...near the Canal from Ledbury to Gloucester...on which certain warehouses have lately been erected...

MSS.G2 New Street 1573-1846

10 Items

Deeds and agreement regarding lands and properties situated in or near the New Street, Ledbury.

MSS.147 Release 1573 December 26th

parchment

Consideration: £60

1st Party(s): Richard Willison of Sugwas.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Wilton of Ledbury.

Property: ....four acres of pasture..in the occupaton of Symon Parry..adjoining the lands of John Turner on the East part...and between the lands of Richard Monyngton of Sarneyfield on the South part...and the street known as the New Street on the North part...and one other meadow...containing five acres.....late in the occupation of Richard Stone...lying between the first names meadow on the East part..and the lands of Richard Monyngton and Nurthon on the West part....

MSS.148 Feoffment 1600 January 20th

parchment

1st Party(s): Thomas Wilton of Dymock, Gloucestershire, gentleman.

2nd Party(s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury, clothier.

Property: ....two meadows..being in or near the town of Ledbury...containing nine acres..lying between the lands of Thomas Traherne now in the occupation of Edward Cam on the east part and the lands of Anthony Northon on the west part..leading from the New Street on the north part leading to the meadows..called the Little Hull Meadow.. ....

MSS.713 Lease and Release 1691 February 23rd

parchment

Consideration: £25

1st Party (s): Daniell Traherne of the City of Worcester, Weaver and Clothier, youngest son of James Traherne late of Ledbury Berrow in the County of Hereford, Yeoman.

2nd Party (s): Mathew Lilly of Ledbury Berrow, Husbandsman.

Property: ..all that building known by the name of the Cowhouse...now converted into a barn and the plot of ground belonging...stretching from the corner post..to the hedge that divided of the said Daniel Traherne on the south and east part and the meadow of Anthony Biddulph on the west part...and extendeth to a street there called the New Street on the north part containing..one quarter of a burgage..........

MSS.718 Lease and Release 1692 February 22nd

parchment

Consideration: £25

1st Party (s): Daniel Treherne of Worcester, weaver and clothier, the son of James Treherne of Ledbury, yeoman.

2nd Party (s): Mathew Lilly of Ledbury.

Property: ....a building called the cowhouse....now a barn with garden...at New Street in Ledbury...

MSS.125 Release 1692 March 26th

parchment

Consideration: £30

1st Party(s): Mathew Lilly of Ledbury, husbandsman.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ....the building formerly called the Cowhouse but now converted into a barne...together with a garden stretching past the house of daniel Traherne..on the south and east parts..and the meadow of the said Anthony Biddulph on the west part..exending to the street called the New Street.....

MSS.149 Lease and Release 1703 February 2nd

parchment, 2 items

1st Party(s): Samuel Smith of Worcester and Richard Dalton of London.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ....three acres in Moale Meadow..near a lane leading to new street...towards Walkers Mill and part of Hazle Estate....

MSS.233 Mortgage 1704 January 4th

parchment

Consideration: £4000

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Richard Dalton of St James, Westminster, London.

Property: ...three acres..lying in Moate Meadow in the Parish of Ledbury..having a lane there leading from New Street Ash towards Walters Mill..and on the East a road leading to an estate there called Fair Tree on the North and the Moate meadow on all other parts..

MSS.483 Collateral Assignment 1709 May 31st

Parchment

1st Party(s): William Knight of Suckley, Worcester, yeoman.

2nd Party(s): Susanna Partridge of London.

Property:...assignment of a house with Broomy Close adjoining [new street] now in the possession of William Knight…Ledbury….

MSS.589 Agreements 1824-1834

file

Papers regarding various agreements concerning messuages and lands in Ledbury including: Mr Mathews for stables and messuages in New Street, Ledbury (including a small plan of building; Mr John Jones regarding [Nord] messuage; Mr Green regarding Eyebridge Cottage; Mr Tarte for Cyder Warehouse and Mrs Dingley for Long Meadow; Thomas Weblow for Brand Oak Cottage; Mr Deaton for Eyebridge Cottage; Elizabeth Adey for Nursery Cottage; Letter regarding a proposed bathing place for Mr Stephen Ballard; Mr Ward regarding Siddington Farm; Mr Mathews regarding the Day Housel; Mr Robert Slade regarding a house in Southend; Mr Turner regarding Road Farm; Edward Butt of Ledbury, grocer and John Burden regarding lands called Upper Great Old Land and Upper Broad Meadow..

MSS.201 Lease 1846 July 30th

parchment

Consideration: £50 per annum for14 years

1st Party(s): Augusta Biddulph of Ledbury and Robert Biddulph of Charing Cross.

2nd Party(s): Ann Phillips and Mary Phillips of Ledbury, spinsters.

Property: ....messuage with garden in New Street, Ledbury..late in the posession of Samuell Purnell...

MSS.G2 Southend 1555-1717

20 Items

Deeds, agreements and settlements regarding property and land situated in or near the Southend, Ledbury.

MSS.160 Lease and Release 1555 November 20th

parchment, 2 items

Consideration: £63

1st Party(s): Ambrose Elton of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): John Elton of the Town and Burrough of Ledbury.

Property: ...three messuages with backsides and gardens.... being in Ledbury.. in or near a street there called Southend ..between a tenement now in the tenure of Thomas Hill on the north part and a certain tenement called the Newhouse orchard on the south and east part.... and the said street there called the Southend on the west part... and all hereditiment of those messuages now in the tenure or holding of Nathaniel Barthe.. Henry Clement and Richard Lane...

MSS.91 Bargain and Sale 1599 April 29th

parchment

Consideration: £17

1st Party (s): Thomas Koyce (Keyse).

2nd Party (s): Edward Skinner of Ledbury.

Property: ...messuage in the southend of Ledbury in the posession of Edward Skinner..

MSS.932 Release 1600 January 20th

parchment

Consideration £30

1st Party(s): Peter Sherrif of Bromysbarrowe [Bromsberrow] of Gloucester, millner, son of Thomas Sherrif late of Maffen in Worcester, youngest son of Peter Sherrif late of Maffen.

2nd Party(s): John Hall of Ledbury, tanner.

Property: ...house called Moneytree at the South End of Ledbury between the land of William Cam on the south side and the land in the occupation of John Buckwyll in the east part....

MSS.89 Bargain and Sale 1601 August 10th

parchment

Consideration: £15

1st Party (s): William Cawthrey of Pershore in Worcestershire, gentleman and Isabell his wife dauaghter of George Mason of Birlingham in Worcestershire, yeoman.

2nd Party (s): Edward Skinner of Ledbury, clothier.

Property: ...cottage or tenement ...orchard and garden...in a street there called the Southend...between the lands of Edward Skinner on the south and west parts and...Christopher Morgan on the north part...

MSS.808 Marriage Settlement 1617 November

paper

1st Party (s): Stephen Davys [also named as Stephen Reece].

1st Party (s): John Buckenhill and Edward Whopper of Ledbury.

Property: ..cottage with garden situated in the Southend ....between the land of Edward Whopper ..and the land of John Pigge..

Note: This is the marriage settlement between Stephen Davys [Reece] and Amy Whopper.

MSS.402 Marriage Settlement 1623 February 17th

parchment

1st Party(s): William Hankins of Ledbury, tanner.

2nd Party(s): John Skinner of Ledbury.

Property:....the messuage with a tanhouse….in the Southend Street with gardens…..

Note: The marriage settlement between William Hankins and Ursula Hamond (sister of Thomas Hamond).

MSS.875 Farm Lett 1626 July 24th

parchment

Consideration: £25

1st Party(s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury the Elder, clothier and Edward Skynner the younger, gentleman

2nd Party(s): John Dee of Ledbury, mason, and his wife Johanne.

Property: ...one burgage..in or near a street called the Southend...between the land of Edward Skynner [now] in the occupation of Thomas Watte on the south part and the tenement or land of John Dee on the north part...

MSS.145 Quitclaim 1640 June 11th

parchment

Consideration:£6

1st Party(s): John Buckenhill of London, turner.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Buckenhill of Ledbury [brother of John].

Property: .......one house or barne adjoining to the Southend..also one meadow or pasture ground..containing two burgages situated in a street called the Southend....

MSS.40 Marriage Settlement 1646 September

parchment

Marriage settlement between Edward Cook and Johanne Browne of Ledbury [Edward Cooke passing in trust to John Pasyton and John Wilde]..one messuage...containing half one burgage...now in the tenure of Henry Kanderdale...being in the town of Ledbury..between the lands of John Bridges, Gentleman and Anne Turner on the North part..and Thomas Hanford on the South part...stretching in length to the lands of Ambrose Elton...being in a street there called the Southend....

MSS.144 Release [including bond] 1656 August 19th

parchment, 2 items

Consideration: £52

1st Party(s): Edward Buckenhill of Ledbury, corbiser [son of John Buckenhill].

2nd Party(s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury, clothier.

Property: ....all that barne and orchard situated...in a street there called the Southend..between the land of John Hall on the east part and the land of Francis Hall in the occupation of Thomas Page on the north part...and a meadow called Hosiers meadow on the south part...

Note: The release also contains a bond for £100 between Edward Buckenhill and Edward Skynner.

MSS.696 Release 1658 February 5th

parchment

Consideration: £25

1st Party (s): Edmond Reece of the Borough of Ledbury, mason and Edward and Richard Reecs, his sons, masons of Ledbury.

2nd Party (s): Nathaniell Bache of Ledbury and his wife Cibble.

Property: ..messuage inhabited by Edmond Reece in or near a street called Southend lying between the messuages of William Syldinge on the south part and the tenement of James Gardiner of the north part....

MSS.24 Quitclaim 1658

parchment

1st Party (s): Richard Reece of Ledbury, mason.

2nd Party (s): Nathaniel Bache of Ledbury and Sible his wife.

Property: .. messuage in a street called the Southend...

MSS.98 Marriage Settlement 1673 July 15th

parchment

1st Party (s): Thomas Page the elder of Ledbury, clothier.

2nd Party (s): Thomas Page the younger of Ledbury.

Property: ...one messuage...in Ledbury....on a street called the Southend...lying between a garden of William Skynner, clothier on the south part...and a tenement of Thomas Page on the north part....

Note: Settlement of a house for the marriage of Thomas Page the younger and Joan Gardner, widow, of Ledbury.

MSS.167 Lease 1690 May 15th

parchment

1st Party(s): Alice Wyatt of Ledbury, spinster; Adoniah Muttloe of Ledbury, yeoman and Reginald Randolph of Ledbury, ironmonger.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ...three messuages in the town of Berrowe of Ledbury in or near a street called the Southend...betwixt a tenement now in the tenure of [no name given] on the north part on the west part and a house and an orchard there called the New House Orchard on the South....

MSS.159 Release 1690 May 16th

parchment

1st Party(s): Alice Wyatt of Ledbury Spinster, Adoniah Muttloe of Ledbury, yeoman and Reginald Randolph of (?) Ledbury, ironmonger.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ...three messuages in the town of Berrowe of Ledbury in or near a street called the Southend betwixt a tenement now in the tenure of [no name given] on the north part on the west part and a house and an orchard there called the New House Orchard on the south.

Note: It appears that this sale was to pay for the debts of Charles Elton.

MSS.555 (2) Bond and Agreement 1703-1716

parchment, 2 items

Bond between Lawrence Jesse and William Skynner [1716] and also some articles of agreement between Mary Pritchard and Anthony Biddulph regarding a cottage at the Southend, Ledbury.

MSS.168 (1) Lease 1703 May 4th

parchment

Consideration: £21

1st Party(s): Mary Pritchard the wife of Roger Pritchard [deceased] the daughter of Thomas Hill of Ledbury and William Pritchard the son and heir.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ...the cottage tenement or dwelling house with a garden being the fourth part of one acre being near a street called the Southend on the west and a garden belonging to the said Anthony Biddulph on the east and a house belonging to William Hankins on the south and a house belonging to Anthony Biddulph on the east....

MSS.166 Lease 1703 June 24th

parchment

Consideration: £76

1st Party(s): Richard Farmer of St John in the County of Worcester, yeoman and Suzannah his wife one of the daughters of John Elton, innkeeper and formerly the wife of William Hankins of Ledbury, tanner and William Hankins and his wife Ursula.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property 1: ...two messuages cottages or tenements and the gardens thereunto being in the posession of Widow Berne and Widow Treherne belonging in Ledbury at or near a street called Southend on the west part and the lands of Anthony Biddulph on all other parts...

Property 2: ...two messuages, cottages or tenements with one garden situated in or near a streete called Byestreete also Bishopstreete late in the posession or occupation of Richard Loyd and James Whitaker having the land of John Webb and William Shynn on the east part and the house and orchard of Albert Grigg in the posession of Edward Jones on the west and north part and the said street called the Byestreete also Bishopstreete on the south part...

MSS.162 Exchange of Property [for the use of the poor] 1703 October 5th

parchment

1st Party(s): John Webb of Ledbury, butcher; Francis Gilding of Lillehall in Ledbury, yeoman; William Smith of Ledbury and Thomas Lobe of Wellington both [churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the Parish].

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property : ...two messuages, cottages or tenements with one garden situated in or near a streete called Byestreete also Bishopstreete late in the posession or occupation of Richard Loyd and James Whitaker having the land of John Webb and William Shynn on the east part and the house and orchard of Albert Grigg in the posession of Edward Jones on the west and north part and the said street called the Byestreete also Bishopstreete on the south part...

MSS.82 Lease 1707 December 23rd

parchment

Consideration: £6

1st Party (s): Edmond Comins of Upoton upon Severn, Herefordshire, yeoman, only son of Edmond Comins of Ledbury, gent, deceased, and his wife Anne of Upton upon Severn, daughter of Thomas Browne of Upton upon Severn, blacksmith.

2nd Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ...messuage in a street called the southend ...between the Southend street on the east side and a house in the occupation of John Oakey, carrier, on the north side.

Note: Also contains a bond between Edmond Comins and Anthony Biddulph.

MSS.66 Release 1717 March 29th

parchment

1st Party (s): Reverend Benjamin Page of Colwall.

2nd Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ….release of a messuage in the Southend, Ledbury….

MSS.G2 The Feathers Inn 1719-1736

2 Items

Leases regarding the Feathers Inn, Ledbury.

MSS.238 Lease [9 Years] 1719 October 13th

parchment

Consideration: £30

1st Party(s): Thomas Pantall of Ledbury, innholder.

2nd Party(s): Humphrey Owen of Ledbury, innholder.

Property: ..all that messuage and Inn...being in Ledbury commonly called the Plumb of Feathers...three long tables up two pairs of stairs with four foarmes...one table in the hall and foarme...one long table in the second chamber...one shovell board table and the bench in the shovell board room..with eight brass pieces..one long table in the kitchen...also all boards used in the fairs and markets...also the dog wheel and chain in the kitchen [for turning the spit]...

MSS.237 Lease 1736 March 27th

parchment

Consideration: £28 per annum for 8 years

1st Party(s): Jacob Tonson of London.

2nd Party(s): Humphrey Owen of Ledbury.

Property: ...the Inn called the Plume of Feathers..with all appertinances, outhouses...tables dormant and other standards..belonging to the Inn....also a pew in the Church lately purchased by Thomas Pantall from Samuel Skinner...also also parcell of ground called the Long Mead or Meadow now in the posession of Humphrey Owen... [except all the trees growing on the meadow]....

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MSS.G2 Estates and Manors 1584-1781

80 Items

Deeds and related papers regarding Estates and Manors including: Argas 1683-1781; Bullen Estate 1711-1762; Corringham (Essex) 1584-1700s; Hall House 1661-1719; The Hazle Manor 1611-1819 and the New House 1688.

MSS.G2/II/I Argas 1683-1781

10 Items

Deeds relating to Argos farm and a cottage called Argos. Also properties adjoining called Bowens Farm, Birchfields Farm and property in Vowletts Common Field.

MSS.83 Release 1683 August 16th

parchment

1st Party (s): Thomas Cam of Argas and Margaret his wife.

2nd Party (s): John Beale of Ledbury, gentleman.

Property:...cottage called Argas with orchard and land called Woodhouse Acre…Cutters Acre..with Hopyard and land called Synge…meadow called Wheatlands…part in Donnington….also Crumpes Croft with two acres….and Pye Croft….

MSS.81 Counterpart Lease 1701 November 5th

parchment

1st Party (s): Mary Markley of Gloucester, Thomas Cam of Argas, son of the late Thomas Cam.

2nd Party (s): William Skinner of Pickerton, Much Markle.

Property:.. lease of the property called Argas farm....

MSS.77 Lease 1702 September 3rd

parchment

1st Party (s): Thomas Cam of Argas, Ledbury.

2nd Party (s): Thomas Wintour of Ledbury.

Property:...lease of the cottage called Argas…..also one acre of arable land…

MSS.395 Deed of Exchange 1731 August 17th

parchment

1st Party(s): William Fawk of Ledbury.

2ns Party(s): Michael Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property:.. ..two acres between Argus House….and the turnpike road near Little Dinchill Farm….for the same amount of land….with bond for £100 ..

MSS.388 Mortgage 1763 April 17th

parchment

1st Party(s): William Skinner of Underwood, Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Richard Hallings of Ledbury, clerk of Ledbury.

3rd Party(s): Thomas Freeman of Ledbury.

4th Party(s): John Freeman the younger of Whitburn.

Property: . ..two messuages with gardens and appertinances…..and all farmlands called…the Argus and Bowens..

MSS.389 Deed of Covenant 1765 June 23rd

parchment

1st Party(s): Richard Hallings of Ledbury, Clerk and Anne his wife, sister and heir of William Skinner.

2nd Party(s): Judith Skinner, widow of the said William Skinner late of Underdown, William Bach of Kington, clerk and John Morton of Redmarley, Dabitot(?).

3rd Party(s): Michael Biddulph of Brockbury Colwall.

Property: . deed of covenant regarding Argos Farm….also lands in Donnington in the occupation of John Delamore and Ann Norbury's lands….also Bowens Farm…..and Argos farm….now in the occupation of Widow Hodges….

MSS.390 Mortgage 1765 June 23rd

parchment

1st Party(s): Judith Skinner of Underdown, widow of William Skynner, William Bach of Kington, clerk and John Morton of Redmarley, Dabitot, clerk.

2nd Party(s): Richard and Anne Hallings of Ledbury.

3rd Party(s): Thomas Freeman of Ledbury.

4th Party(s): William Miles of Bristol.

5th Party(s): Michael Biddulph of Brockbury, Colwall.

Property:... two messuages with farm lands called Argos and Bowen Farms…with Woodhouse acre….Cutlers acre…the Sling and Crumps Croft…..

MSS.392 Release 1777 November 1st

parchment

1st Party(s): Michael Biddulph of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Biddulph [eldest son of Michael].

Property:.…five acres of Orchard called the Birchfield…..part of the Argos Farm…lately purchased from Kynners..

MSS.391 Deed of Exchange 1778 March 7th

parchment

1st Party(s):Edward Fifield of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Michael Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property:...…one piece of arable land in Argos…between the land of Argos and Little Dinchill Farms….two and a half acres in Ashcroft Field…..all part of Lower House farm….for land of the same quantity… …..

MSS.396 Deed of Exchange 1781 August 12th

parchment

1st Party(s): Michael Biddulph of Ledbury.

2ns Party(s): William Fawk of Ledbury.

Property:.. one and a half acres in Vowletts Common Field….near the land of Thomas Freeman….and the rough ground of Argus Farm….and also three acres in the same field…near the parsonage and the lands of Richard Hill, surgeon… ..

MSS.G2/II/II Bullen Estate 1711-1762

16 Items

Deeds, mortgages and leases regarding the Bullen Estate, the Bullen house and lands on the Bullen Estate.

MSS.306 Settlement 1711 May 30th

parchment

1 st Party(s): John Hall of Worcester.

2 nd Party(s): Mary Hall, Widow of John Hall.

3 rd Party(s): Elizabeth Hall, spinster, Hester Hall, spinster, Susannah Hall, spinstre and Robert Hall, the sons ad daughters of John Hall.

4 th Party(s): Thomas Luddington of Upton-on Severn, Worcestershire.

5 th Party(s): William Skinner of Bickerton.

Note: Settlement regarding the estate of John Hall. The settlement bequeathes an annual annuity of £30 to his widow Mary with the remainder of the estate settled upon his son and daughters.

MSS.312 Mortgage 1711 May

parchment

Consideration: £2000

1st Party(s): John Skinner of Birkerton in the Parish of Much Markle in the County of Hereford.

2nd Party(s): Susannah Rodd of Bullen in Ledbury and Robert Hall [surviving children of John Hall].

3rd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of St Mary le Strand.

Property:...the Bullen Estate... ......

Note: Mortgage regarding the settlement of the estate of Robert Hall and Susannah Rodd.

MSS.309 (a) Release 1718 January 1st

parchment

1 st Party(s): Mary Hall of Bullen in Ledbury, executrix of the will of John Hall of Bullen.

2 nd Party(s): John Hall of Bullen, son of John Hall.

Property: ..release of £180 being the money due from the legacies of the will of Hester Hall.

MSS.308 Marriage Settlement 1723 October 4th

parchment

Consideration: £800

1 st Party(s): John Hall of Worcester.

2 nd Party(s): John Shaw of Worcester and Mary Shaw, spinster.

3 rd Party(s): Conway Withorne of Junes Temple, London and James Brooke of Hanley Castle, Worcestershire.

Note: The marriage settlement between John Hall and Sarah Shaw regarding the Bullen Estate.

MSS.316 Assignment 1730 May

parchment

Consideration: £200

1st Party(s): Robert Hall of Bullen.

2nd Party(s): Susannah Hall [the sister of Robert Hall].

Property:...the Bullen Estate... ......

Note: An assignment of £200 due on the mortgage of the Bullen Estate.

MSS.317 (a and b) Lease and Release 1732 February 2nd

parchment

Fee: £415

1st Party(s): Sarah Hall of Worcester, widow of John Hall of Bullen.

2nd Party(s): Robert Hall of Bullen, brother and heir of John Hall.

Property:...the Bullen Estate... ......

MSS.318 Mortgage 1741 August 18th

parchment

1 st Party(s): Robert Hall of Bullen.

2 nd Party(s): Charles Berrow of Ledbury.

Property: ..mortgage for £250 for the Estate house called Bullen..now inhabited by Robert Hall and his mother Mary Hall, widow....

MSS.309 (b) Quitclaim 1743

parchment

Fee: £333

1 st Party(s): Susannah Rodd of Bullen.

2 nd Party(s): Robert Hall of Bullen, brother of Susannah Rodd and son of John Hall.

Property: ..Bullen Estate and mansion house with all appertinances....

MSS.319 Mortgage 1743 October 25th

parchment

Fee: £600

1 st Party(s): Robert Hall of Bullen.

2 nd Party(s): Charles Berrow of Ledbury.

3rd Party(s): John Brydges of Ledbury.

Property:...messuage now occupied by Robert Hall and his mother Mary Hall…[Bullen House].

MSS.314(1) Lease 1756 February 15th

parchment

1st Party(s): Richard Bridges of Old Calwell and Margaret Brydges of Ledbury, widow of Thomas Brydges.

2nd Party(s): Elizabeth Sandys of Worcester.

Property:...the Bullen Estate... ......

MSS.314(2) Assignment of Mortgage 1756 February 15th

parchment

Fee: £1300

1st Party(s): Richard Bridges of Old Calwell and Margaret Brydges of Ledbury, widow of Thomas Brydges.

2nd Party(s): Elizabeth Sandys of Worcester.

Property:...the Bullen Estate... ......

MSS.314 Lease 1756 February 15th

parchment

1 st Party(s): Robert Hall of Bullen.

2 nd Party(s): Elizabeth Sandys of the City of Worcester, widow.

Property: ..the masion house called Bullen with all the lands and appertinances....

MSS.315(b) Mortgage 1757 November 17th

parchment

Consideration: £1391

1 st Party(s): Elizabeth Sandys of the City of Worcester and Robert hall of Bullen in the County of Worcester.

2 nd Party(s): Robert Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ..mortgage for the estate called Bullen with eight acres..and also a parcell of arable land called Cookes otherwise Clarks Orchard containing one and a half acres...six acres at Yast Wall Croft and Eastfurlong..also field called Upper Little Field (lately arable but now pasture)..also land called Hopes Dean..also pasture ground called Butlers Hill containing six acres.....also one acre adjoining Oxleasow..also land at Lime Kiln Ground....

MSS.313 Assignment of Mortgage 1759 January 12th

parchment

Fee: £2000

1st Party(s): Robert Biddulph and Robert Hall, both of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of London.

Property:...the Bullen Estate... ......

MSS.372 Lease and Release 1762 April 22nd

parchment

Fee: £4100

1st Party(s): Susannah Rodd of Bullen, daughter of John Hall, 9deceased) and James Brooke of Hill Croome, Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Antipas Church of Ledbury, grocer.

3rd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of St Mary le Strand.

4th Party(s): Charles Sayer of the Inner Temple, London.

Property:...the Bullen Estate ......

MSS.373 Assignment 1762 April 22nd

parchment

1 st Party(s):John Skipp the Elder of Ledbury

2 nd Party(s): Sasannah Rodd of Bullen, sister of John Hall, deceased.

3rd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of London

4th Party(s): Charles Sayce of London.

Property: ..capital messuage and mansion house...called Bullen wherein the said John Hall lately lived..including all lands and appertinances....

MSS.G2 The Manor of Corringham (Essex) 1584-1700s

7 Items

MSS.65 Marriage Settlement 1584 April 18th

Marriage settlement for the marriage of Ferdinand Bawde [son of John Bawde] of Corringham and Frances Allen, daughter of Sir Christopher Alleyn. The settlement concerns the Manor of Corringham.

MSS.478 Release 1603 February 2nd

Parchment

1st Party(s): Thomas Staveley of West Langton, Leicestershire.

2nd Party(s): Sir Henrie Anderson of London.

Property: ... the Manor of Corringham...

MSS.1048 (2) Lease of Manor of Corringham 1610

paper, latin

Richard Anderson to Charles Willmott, Knight and Sarah his wife, Robert Needham Esquire and Francis his wife and Thomas Cowley..one quarter of the Manor of Corringham with appertinances....in Corringham...Landone Hills and Fobburge.

MSS.1048 Fine 1610 November

paper, latin

Copy of a fine between Richard Spencer and Charles Wilmott Knight and Sarah his wife for one quarter of the Manor of Corringham in Essex.

MSS.479 Release 1637 February 10th

Parchment

1st Party(s): Henry Andrerson of Pendley, Hereford.

2nd Party(s): Mary Spencer (Dame) of Offley.

Property: .. the Manor of Corringham….

MSS.480 Release 1660 July 2nd

parchment

Consideration: £1050

1st Party(s): Edward Spencer of London.

2nd Party(s): Robert Biddulph of London.

Property: .. one quarter part of the Manor of the Lordship of Corringham….

MSS.1514 Release in Trust 1680 December 21st

parchment

1st Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of the Inner Temple, London Esquire son and heir of Robert Biddulph of London, Merchant, deceased.

2nd Party (s): Constance the wife of Anthony Biddulph, Constance Hall of Ledbury, widow, mother of Constance Biddulph and executrix of the will of Francis Hall, gentleman, her husband, late deceased.

3rd Party (s): John Skinner of Ledbury, Gent; Robert Hall of Bullen, Ledbury, gent; Robert Hall of Middle Temple, London, Gentleman

Property: ..moeity of messuage..and lands.. of Henry Sanders of the farmhouse called Corringham Hall and lands...and other messuages in (Corringham)..and all other lands of Robert Biddulph of Essex. moiety of St Martins tavern..two small shops adjacent...and properties in the parishes of St Leonard...

MSS.406 Marriage Settlement 1682 December 21st

parchment

1st Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of London, son of Robert Biddulph.

2nd Party(s): Constance the wife of Anthony Biddulph and Constance the widow of Francis Hall her mother.

3rd Party(s): John Skinner of Ledbury and Robert Hall of Bullen and Richard Hall of London.

Marriage settlement upon the marriage of Anthony Biddulph and Constance Hall….for one half of the Corringham Hall and other lands…

MSS.911 Bond 1700s

parchment

Bond between Charles Wilmott and his wife Dame Sara Wilmott and Sir Richard Anderson for £300 for the Manor of Corringham.

G2 Hall House 1661-1719

11 Items

Papers regarding the Hall House Estate, Ledbury.

MSS.408 Mortgage 1661 March 19th

parchment

Consideration: £1000

1st Party(s): Ambrose Elton of the Hazell, Thomas Cocks of Castle Ditch, Eastnor and Thornton Jones of Maynston.

2nd Party(s): John Doughty DD of St Peters, Westminster, London.

Property:... the Hall House, Hatford and Haffield….with all lands..

MSS.278 Release 1681 February 15th

parchment

Consideration: £1000

1st Party(s): Sir William Jones of London, Thomas Pelham of Laughton, Sussex and Henry Heblethwaite of London.

2nd Party(s): Ambrose Elton of Hasell, Ledbury.

3rd Party(s): William Lowther of London.

Property: ..the Hall House estate....

MSS.272 Counterpart of Defeazance 1681 February 16th

parchment

Consideration: £6000

1st Party(s): William Lowther of London.

2nd Party(s): Ambrose Elton of Hasell, Ledbury.

Counterpart of a Defeazance of all security for the payment of £6000 and interest for the Hall House…all messuages and lands…hereditiments and appertinances…. .

MSS.268 Assignment of Mortgage 1681 June 29th

parchment

Fee: £1000

1st Party(s): Dame Katherine Heath (formerly wife of John Doughty) and John Trenchard and Henry Trenchard.

2nd Party(s): Dame Susannah Halworthy, widow and Henry Henly.

3rd Party(s): Ambrose Elton of the Hazle , Ledbury.

4th Party(s): Thomas Pelham of Loughton, Sussex and Henry Heblethwaite of London

Property: .. . ..the farms and messuages called the Hall House…Hatsford farm, Rowberry farm…[endorsed with a receipt for £1000 by Suzannah Halsworthy]…

MSS.256 Lease 1696

parchment

1st Party(s): William Lowther of London.

2nd Party(s): Joseph Millard of Mathon, Worcestershire.

Property:....messuage called the Hall House now in the tenure of William Lowther…lands and buildings…belonging and in use of the...also all the stills and utensils and implements belonging…

MSS.284 Mortgage 1701 March 7th

parchment

Consideration: £6000

1st Party(s): William Wintour of Dymock and Samuel Swift of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Richard Dalton of London.

Property:..the Hall House and other messuages and lands… …

MSS.261 Assignment in Trust 1701 March 7th

parchment

1st Party(s): Elizabeth Lowther of London [widow of William lowther of London].

2nd Party(s):William Wintour of Dymock, Gloucestershire and Samuel Swift of Worcester.

3rd Party(s): John Jones of Westminster and Anne Hardgrave of London.

Property: ....assignment for 500 years to John Jones and Anne Hargreaves in trust …the messuage called the Hall House…and a messuage called Hatsford....

MSS.262 Assignment in Trust 1701 March 7th

parchment

1st Party(s): Giles Earl of London and Elizabeth his wife…[nee Lowther, widow of William Lowther].

2nd Party(s): William Wintour of Dymock and Samuel Swift of Worcester.

3rd Party(s): John Jones of Westminster and Anne Hargreaves of Westminster, widow.

4th Party(s): Richard Dalton of London.

Property: ... the Hall House Estate..

MSS.475 Lease (Counterpart) 1701 March 7th

parchment

1st Party(s): Elizabeth Lowther of Dymock and Samuel Swift of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): John Jones of Westminster and Anne Hargrave of Westminster.

Property:... lease of the Hall House with all lands belonging……also Hatsford farm….

MSS.263 Release 1701 March 7th

parchment

Consideration: £6000

1st Party(s): William Wintour of Dymock and Samuel Swift of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Richard Dalton of London.

Property: ... the Hall House…with all appertinance..

MSS.379 Assignment in Trust 1719 February 5th

parchment

1st Party(s): Richard Dalton of London.

2nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson the Elder of London.

3rd Party(s): Mathew Lant of London.

Property:.. the Hall House for Jacob Tonson's son [Jacob]..

G2/IV/4 The Hazle Manor 1611-1819

32 Items

Leases, Mortgages and Mortgages in Trust for the Hazle Manor and Lands. Also papers regarding the leasing of one third of the manor lands.

MSS.267 Lease 1611 June 28th

parchment

1st Party(s): Sir Nicholas Strode of London, Mathew Halworthy of London, The Honorable John Strode of London, John Halsworthy of London, merchant and Ambrose Elton of the Hasell, Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Sir William Jones of London.

Property: .. the Manor of Hazell…

MSS.274 Marriage Settlement 1640 March 1st

parchment

1st Party(s): Ambrose Elton the Elder of Ledbury and Anne his wife.

2nd Party(s): Ambrose Elton the younger and Mary the youngest daughter of Sir Gyles Bray of Great Barrington, Gloucestershire.

Property:... Settlement of the Hazell Estate. ....

MSS.265 Lease [with Counterpart] 1659 June 6th

parchment

1st Party(s): Ambrose Elton of the Hazle, Ledbury and Mary his wife.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Cocks of Castleditch, Eastnor and Thornton Jones of Maynston, Putley.

Property: .....the Manor House of Halse [Hazle]…including a meeseplace... called Hallford Hall, Hall House, Woolpits and Crumps…...

MSS.275 Lease and Release 1661 March 10th

parchment

Consideration: £2500

1st Party(s): John Doughty.. Presbendary of St Peters in Westminster

2nd Party(s): Ambrose Elton of the Hazle

Property: . for the manor of Hazle with the Longmeadow, Upper and Lower Duynmeadow by Walkers Mill…the new leasow (plake) adjoining Mill Green…and 180 acres and a close called Pumplacks close…

MSS.249 Articles of Agreement 1678 January 27th

parchment

Consideration: £600

1st Party(s): Ambrose Elton of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Reginald Bray of Barrington, Gloucestershire.

3rd Party(s): Thomas Cocks of Castleditch, Eastnor.

4th Party(s): William Wintour of the Hazle, Ledbury.

Note: Articles of agreement concerning the payment of '600 for the Manor of Hazle.

MSS.264 Lease 1681 February 14th

parchment

1st Party(s): Sir William Jones of London

2nd Party(s): Sir John Lowther of Whitehaven, Cumberland and Thomas Barrow of London

Property: .....the manor of Hazell…with Hazell House and all lands and orchards..rights and asppertinances…..

MSS.265 Counterpart Assignment 1681 February 15th

parchment

1st Party(s): Sir William Jones of London, Thomas Polham of Loughton, Sussex and Henry Heblethwaite of London

2nd Party(s): Ambrose Elton of Hasell, Ledbury

3rd Party(s): William Lowther of London

Property: ..... the Manor of Hazle including the Hall House Farm, Hatsford Farm, Williams Farm, Rowberry's Farm and Gwillyms Farm and other lands …...

MSS.271 Release 1681 February 15th

parchment

1st Party(s): Ambrose Elton of Hasell

2nd Party(s): Sir William Jones of London

3rd Party(s): Sir John Lowther of Whitehaven and Thomas Barrow of London

Property: .. the Manor of Hasell..with house and all lands belonging including the Long Meadow, Mill Meadow, Upper and Lower Dun Meadow…and other properties..

MSS.273 Release 1681 June 3rd

parchment

1st Party(s): Sir William Jones of London

2nd Party(s): Abrose Elton of Hasell, Ledbury

Property:... the Manor of Hasell…..and all lands lying in Ledbury and also lands in Donnington....

MSS.279 Release 1684 August 1st

parchment

Fee: £6660

1st Party(s): Sir John Lowther of Whitehaven and Thomas Barrow of London.

2nd Party(s): William Lowther of London.

3rd Party(s): Ambrose Elton of Ledbury.

4th Party(s): William Wintour of Dymock, Gloucestershire

Property: . the Manor of Hazle….

MSS.249(1) Receipt 1684 October 1st

parchment

Receipts [unnamed] for £200 and £508 for the Manor of Hazle.

MSS.281 Release and Agreement 1694 July 6th

parchment

Consideration: £6180

1st Party(s): William Wintour of Dymock, Gloucestershire.

2nd Party(s): William Lowther of London.

Property: . [agreement and counterpart for].. the Manor of Hasell with all rights and appertinances and also lands in Donnington…and Hall House with all the appertinances….

Note: Also contains a bond for the value of £6180 to be paid in or at the Common Dining Hall of the Middle Temple, London.

MSS.289 Article of Agreement 1695 November 12th

paper

Rent: £20 per annum

1st Party(s): William Lowther of the Middle Temple London.

2nd Party(s): Peter Hanley of the Hazell Mills in the Parish of Ledbury, miller.

Property: [Unexecuted]...sll those Grist Mills commomly known as the Hazell-Mills....

MSS.282 Release 1696 June 10th

parchment

Consideration: £2000

1st Party(s): William Wintour of Dymock, Gloucestershire.

2nd Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

Property: .…the Manor of Hazell…

MSS.254 Lease 1696

parchment

Consideration: £ 99 [per annum]

1st Party(s): William Lowther of London.

2nd Party(s): Robert Hartland of the Hazel, Ledbury.

Property:...the Manor House called the Hazle…now in the possession of the said Robert Hartland..with all lands and appertinances...

MSS.283 Release 1696 June 10th

parchment

1st Party(s): Sir John Lowther of Whitehaven and Thomas Barrow of London.

2nd Party(s): Elizabeth Lowther of London, widow of the late William Lowther of London.

3rd Party(s): William Wintour of Dymock.

4th Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

5th Party(s): Richard Dalton of London.

Property: .…the manor of Hazell…[also contains two endorsements dated March 1712 and March 1714]. …

MSS.270 Release of Equity 1696 September 1st

parchment

Consideration: £2000

1st Party(s): William Lowther of Dymock.

2nd Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

Property: .. the Manor with Manor House [Hazle]..

MSS.260 Lease 1702 March 6th

parchment

Consideration: £120

1st Party(s): Sir John Lowther of Whitehaven, Cumberland and Thomas Barrow of London.

2nd Party(s): Richared Dalton of London.

Property: ....the manor of Hazell with the Manor House…also Longmeadow…upper Meadow, Dun Meadow by Walkers Mill ...

MSS.234 Release 1704 August 3rd

parchment

Fee: £400

1st Party (s): Jonathan Lucy of Ledbury and Anne his wife, daughter of Ambrose Elton of the Hazle, deceased.

2nd Party (s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

Property:.. the Manor of Hazle with the capital messuages with lands… .

MSS.375 Lease 1712 March 7th

parchment

1st Party(s): Richard Dalton of Westminster.

2nd Party(s): James Tully of London.

Property:...lease of part of the Manor of Hazle….including 180 acres of arable land…..also the Plumplacks..and meadow…near the Mill Green….Yeldon Green and the Perryfield....

MSS.376 Assignment of Mortgage 1712 March 8th

parchment

Fee: £2000

1st Party(s): Richard Dalton of Westminster.

2nd Party(s): Daniel Malthus of London.

3rd Party(s): Sydenham Malthus his son and heir.

4th Party(s): John Bridges and James Tully both of London.

Property:.. the Hazle Estate. ..

MSS.377 Lease and Release 1712 March 16th

parchment

1st Party(s): Sydenham Malthus of London.

2nd Party(s): James Tully of London.

3rd Party(s): Richard Dalton of London.

Property:.. one third of the Manor of Hazle ..

MSS.374 Assignment 1713 March 7th

parchment

1 st Party (s): Richard Dalton of Middlesex, acting executor for the will of Anne Seagrave (?) of the parish of St Margarets in Westminster.

2 nd Party(s): James Tully of Coleman Street, London.

Property: ..one third of the Manor of Hazle....

MSS.292(1) Article of Agreement 1718-1719

papert

Rent: £13 per annum for 6 years

1st Party(s): Samuell Swift.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Atwood.

Property: Lower Mills called Malmpool.

Conditions: ...an agreement that Samuel Swift shall furnish Thomas Atwood with materials out of the Hazle Estate. Also that £2 shall be paid directly to the Hospitall of Ledbury for its upkeep.

MSS.378 Counterpart of Mortgage 1718 May 3rd

parchment

Fee: £500

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Edward Perkins of Worcester.

Property:.. the Manor of Hazle..with all lands ......

MSS.382 Agreement of Terms 1719 December

parchment

Consideration: £16'000

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift of the City of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of London.

Property: An agreement of terms and lands pertaining to the Manor of Hazle including a survey of the Estate: The manor house....another house called the dove house...three meadows called the Upper Broad meadow part planted containing thirty acres and part set (rented) to John Sale....Lower Broad meadow containing 24 acres [untenented]...The Hazle Mills with 3 meadows, two garden and two rows of Birch trees....the Upper Sun meadow...with thirty acres set to George Bennett....the Lower Inn meadow containing twenty acres..[untenanted]...Mesks meadow set to Edward Stone...Mill Green containing six acres set to Francis(Percival?).....MalmPool Mills held under the Dean and Chapter...Long meadow with two rows of fruit trees containing thirty acres and set to John Sale...one tenement set to Francis Sandy...one tenement and garden....a tenement set to George Jones...the coppice wood containing one hundred acres...one mine kiln and new built house with quarry and stone....list of tythes

Property: The Hill House Estate set to Thomas Knight containing the house, barn, stable, cowhouse...and perry mill all in good order...the Hall House meadow...twenty two acres....house and perry well...three acres at Park field and ten acres at Peasefield pasture...planted nine acres at Barn close pasture, four acres two of which are to be converted to a horseyard....Barncroft pasture...nine acres...haw(?)field pasture nine acres....one house with twelve acres adjoining set to Thomas Knight...the still house with two low wine casks....one aspin coppice...two quarries of slate....

Property: Hillfield Estate... one house, barn, stable and one perrymill...Barn close planted five acres....Low leasow part planted eight acres....Woodfield pasture five acres...Gosley and Beasley pasture four acres...bearsley orchard one acre part of which is to be converted into a horseyard...three pairs of tillage and one meadow.

Property: The Woolspitt Estate part set to Thomas Bradford...house, barn, stable, cowhouse and perrymill...following Durtecks (?) filed the two grounds called the Lime pitt, Low leasow...and a young orchard containing seven acres...and one ground called Woolspitt set to Thomas Cam...also 45 maiden elms..part of the Hazle House..one quarry of fine marble...one quarry of stone..one grove of oaks in the number of one thousand.

MSS.788 Recovery 1720 July

parchment

1st Party(s): William Norton.

2nd Party(s): John Holmden of Lincolns Inn, London.

Recovery of the Manor of Hazel against John Holmden.

MSS.381 Lease 1720 April 25th

parchment

Consideration: £300 yearly to be paid to William Baker. [Also contains the release of the annuity for the sum of £3600 paid to William Baker, dated 3rd April 1756].

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift in the City of Worcester, nephew and devisor of Samuel Swift of Worcester, deceased.

2nd Party(s): John Holmden of Lincols Inn, London.

Property: ...the Manor of Hazel with all appertinances.....

MSS.387 Release 1720 December 7th

parchment

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson.

Property: ...the Manor of Hazel..

MSS.354 Articles of Agreement 1722-1723

4 items, paper

Articles of agreement between William Cam and Jacob Tonson for the purchase of Hazle Estate. The file inclides a memorandum of agreement and notes on the value of the estate along with a memorandum of a meeting held in 1723.

MSS.386 Assignment of Mortgage 1723 September 10th

parchment

1st Party(s): Edward Perkins of the City of Worcester, distiller.

2nd Party(s): Samuel Swift of Henwick in the Parish of Hallow in the County of Worcestershire.

Property: ...the Manor of Hazel...

Note: An assignment of mortgage in trust for Mr Jacob Tonson.

MSS.436 Connterpart Lease 1744 June 16th

parchment

Consideration: £205 for 18 years

1st Party(s): Jacob Tonson.

2nd Party(s): Edward Smith of the Parish of Coldwall, husbandsman.

Property: ...counterpart lease for part of the Hazle Estate...

MSS.419 Release of Annuity 1744 June 16th

parchment

Consideration: £300 yearly to be paid to William Baker. Also contains the release of the annuity for the sum of £3600 paid to William Baker, dated 3rd April 1756.

1st Party(s): Jacob Tonson of Mary le Strand in Middlesex, stationer and Richard Tonson of Water Oakley in Berkshire.

2nd Party(s): William Baker of the City of London.

Property: The Manor of Hazel with all appertinances.....

MSS.422 Grant of Annuity 1744 November 10th

parchment

1st Party(s): Jacob Tonson of Mary le Strand in Middlesex, stationer and Richard Tonson of Water Oakley in Berkshire.

2nd Party(s): William Baker of the City of London.

see 419

MSS.363 Moeity 1772

parchment

1st Party(s): James Pigot.

2nd Party(s): Philip and Ann Lemprice.

Chirograph of a moiety of the manor of Hazell…including 30 messuages….10 cottages….6 mills….40 barns..stables..gardens and orchard..and 140 acres of ground… ..

MSS.202 Lease 1819 May 1st

parchment

Consideration: £336 [per annum for 5 years]

1st Party(s): John Biddulph of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Sarah Dingley.

G2/IV/4 New House 1688

5 Items

Papers regarding the New House and the estate lands.

MSS.700 Mortgage 10th November 1587

parchment (2 items)

1st Party (s): George Savage of the City of Gloucester, John Cocks of the City of Gloucester and Ann his wife, Walter Savage the younger now of Broadway in Worcester late of the City of Worcester son and heir of Walter Savage of Broadway the executrix of Mary Savage, Richard Webber of the City of Gloucester, gentleman and Joyce his wife late of Broadway which said William Savage and Joyce are executors of the last will and testament of Elizabeth Savage late of Braodway.

2nd Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

3rd Party (s): John Beard of Bosbury in the County of Hereford, gentleman.

Property: ..all that property called the New House..being in Ledbury near the Highcross..there with severalll other houses....

Consideration: not mentioned

MSS.122 Release 1688 August 2nd

parchment

Consideration: £742

1st Party(s): Walter Savage the Elder of Broadway, Worcestershire and Walter Savage the Younger of Worcester [his son and heir] and George Savage and Edward Skynner of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ....the New House..all those two meadows and ground called the New Street and the Little Hall meadow..containing eighteen acres...being between the lands of the rectory called the Upper Hall meadow...one meadow called Biddles Meadow in the posession of John Hall..lying beside the lands of St Katherines Hospital and the lands of John Hall.....half an acre near the New Street called the Cooks Piece......seven acres lying in Mabley Field....[and other lands]. ....

MSS.34 Lease 1688 August 3rd

parchment

1st Party (s): Waltar Savage of Broadway and sons Walter of Worcester and George of Broadway.

2nd Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: .. messuage called the Newhouse..near the High Crosse...now in the posession of James Powell and several pieces [other] pieces of land ...

MSS.474 Lease 1688 August 3rd

parchment

1st Party(s): Thomas Cox of Castleditch, Eastnor and William Bridges of Old Colwall.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

3rd Party(s):Walter Savage of Broadway, Worcestershire.

4th Party(s): George, Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, Joyce and Walter his children.

Property:... the New House...

MSS.130 Release 1688 August 3rd

parchment

Fee: £1500

1st Party(s): Thomas Cocks of Castle Ditch, Eastnor and William Bridges of Old Colwall.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ....the new house and other lands.....

Note: ..part of a settlement for the children of Walter Savage..the land being handed over in trust to Thomas Cocks and William Bridges.

MSS.87 Quitclaim 1688 August

parchment

Fee: £1500 [to be divided among his (Walter Savage's) children]

1st Party (s): William Savage of Broadway in the County of Worcester, gent and second son of Walter Savage of Braodway and his wife Anne, both deceased.

2nd Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ..lands in Ledbury...including the Newhouse..and other properties..

MSS.711 Mortgage 5th October 1703

parchment

1st Party (s): George Savage of the City of Gloucester, John Cocks of the City of Gloucester and Ann his wife, Walter Savage the younger now of Broadway in Worcester late of the City of Worcester son and heir of Walter Savage of Broadway the executrix of Mary Savage, Richard Webber of the City of Gloucester, gentleman and Joyce his wife late of Broadway which said William Savage and Joyce are executors of the last will and testament of Elizabeth Savage late of Braodway.

2nd Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

3rd Party (s): John Beard of Bosbury in the County of Hereford, gentleman.

Property: ..all that property called the New House..being in Ledbury near the Highcross..there with severall other houses....

Consideration: not mentioned

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MSS.G2 Farms 1580-1752

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Boofield [Little Boofield, Beefield] 1682-1728; Eyebridge Cottage 1722-1726; Noade Farm 1667-1736; Siddington Farm 1705-1752 and the Wyldehouse 1580-1723.

MSS.G2 Boofield [Little Boofield, Beefield] 1682-1728

9 Items

Deeds relating to land and messuages at Little Boofield, Boofield, Great Boofield and Beefield.

MSS.242 Quitclaim 1682 September 6th

parchment

1st Party(s): Ann Gray, mother of Hannah Kelson and granduaghter of Edward Wilshire of Affrick, Wiltishire ,clerk and Mary Sutton, widow and sister of Hannah Kelson.

2nd Party(s): Hannah Kelson.

Property: ...messuages and pasture land known as Little Boofield...taken out of a parcell of pasture ground or orchard ... called Wallcroft..containing three acres....

MSS.253 Lease and Release 1702 -1704

parchment

Consideration: £ 100

1st Party(s): Thomas Gwillem of Hillfield, Ledbury the son of Patronella [deceased] and Thomas Davies of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

Property:..Hillfield with orchard belonging…and further grounds between the lands of Elinor Hill, widow…and Walter Savage, John Savage and Hannah Suckley.

Note: .. also land called Birchilll and Woofield. With an inventory of the land granted to Patronella Gwillym formerly granted to her husband Thomas Gwillym. Also four bonds for the performance of covenants by: John Skipp of Ledbury; John Hall of the Bullen; John Smith of Woodfields, Ledbury and William Lowther of London.

MSS.244 Mortgage 1703 October 23rd

parchment

1st Party(s): Nathaniel Kelson of St Giles' in the Fields, London, cutler and Ann his wife.

2nd Party(s): William Gillett of London, citizen and armourer.

Property: ...messuages and pasture land known as Little Boofield...taken out of a parcell of pasture ground or orchard ... called Wallcroft..containing three acres.

MSS.243 Lease and Release 1704 November 23rd

parchment

Fee; £84

1st Party(s): Nathaniel Kelson of St Giles' in the Fields, London, Cutler the son of Hannah Kelson.

2nd Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

Property: ...messuages and pasture land known as Little Boofield...taken out of a parcell of pasture ground or orchard ... called Wallcroft..containing three acres.

MSS.246 Lease and Release 1709 June 23rd

parchment

Fee: £100

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift the Elder, esquire.

2nd Party(s): Samuel Swift the Younger, nephew of Samuel Swift the elder.

Property: ...messuages and pasture land known as Little Boofield..containing ten acres...also meadow and pasture ground called Boofield..taken out of a parcell of pasture ground or orchard...called Wallcroft....containing by estimation three acres..formerly in the posession of Thomas White...late in the posession of Henry Putrisse..

MSS.322 Mortgage 1713 March 19th

parchment

1 st Party(s): Richard Williams of Dymock , Gloucestershire, labourer.

2 nd Party(s): John Hankins Junion of the Greenhouse, Dymock, Gloucestershire.

Property: ...that cottage wherein William King does now inhabit..with barn building thereon erected..lying at the end of a field there called the Great Boofield..stretching to the North to the Parkway....

MSS.245 Mortgage 1715 February 1st

parchment

Consideration: £80

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift the younger of the City of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Richard Cooksey of White Ladies near Worcester, gentleman.

Property: ...messuages and pasture land known as Little Boofield..containing ten acres...also meadow and pasture ground called Boofield..taken out of a parcell of pasture ground or orchard...called Wallcroft....containing by estimation three acres..formerly in the posession of Thomas White...late in the posession of Henry Putrisse..

Note: ...the rear of the document shows the transfer of the mortgage to Jacob Tonson of London from Richard Cooksey for the sum of £80 dated May 1721.

MSS.320 Release 1728

parchment

1 st Party(s): Anne Machen of Pauntly, Gloucestershire, widow.

2 nd Party(s): George Elton of Ledbury.

Property:..all that cottage wherein Richard Nethway does inhabit..lying at the East part of a field there called the Beefield..stretching North unto a lane leading towards the parkway..being in the township of Leadon Haffield in the Parish of Ledbury...

MSS.321 Lease 1728 October 17th

parchment

1st Party(s): Richard Eaton of Bromsberrow, Gloucestershire, clerk and William Cam of the Wyldehouse in the Parish of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Sarah Berrow of Ledbury.

Property:..all that messuage..parcells of arable ground..at the east end of a field called Boofield...stretching unto a lane called the Parkway..containing by estimation four acres and a half being in the parish of Ledbury...

MSS.G2 Eyebridge Cottage 1722-1726

2 Items

Articles of agreement regarding Eyebridge messuage and coppice.

MSS.229 Articles of Agreement 1722 November 3rd

parchment

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift of Henwick, Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson the Younger, stationer of London.

In consideration of £210 and £365 Samuel Swift agrees to sell the messuage called Eyebridge..also a messuage called Danford in Ledbury...a hopyard called Eyebridge Hopyard...meadow adjoining called Tatliss meadow..land between the hopyard and Hazle Farm called Ditchfield...pasture between Hall House Meadow and Hopyard...coppice called the Eyebridge Coppice adjoining Argus Estate...also coppice called Ashfield..

MSS.231 Assignment of Mortgage in Trust 1726 March 20th

parchment

1st Party(s): Mary Stepney of Claines, Worcestershire; Hester Hopkins of Worcester, widow; John and Sarah Amplett of Ombersley and Anne Perry of Claines, widow and executrix of the estate of Samuel Swift.

2nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of Hazle, County of Hereford.

3rd Party(s): Owen Lloyd of London, stationer.

Property: ....coppice and woods called Eyebridge Coppice..in Ledbury...containing two acres of wood...

Note: Also contains a fine for two cottages, three barns, two gardens, two orchards and fifty acres of land..ten acres of meadow..ten acres of pasture...four acres of wood...

MSS.G2 Noade Farm 1667-1736

5 Items

Deeds relating to Noad Farm and Noad House.

MSS.295 Lease 1667 July 3rd

parchment

Consideration: £20 per annum for 12 years.

1 st Party(s): James Brodford of the Noade and John, his son and heir.

2 nd Party(s): Richard Brodford of the Noade [the brother of James].

Property: ...lease [the Noade] to raise £20 for Dorothy, Elinor, Marie, Francis Joan and Susanna [the daughters of Janes Brodford].

MSS.297 Release 1678 April 1st

parchment

Consideration: £100

1st Party(s): John Brodford and Johan his wife of the Noade.

2nd Party(s): John Kyrle of Ross.

Property: ..the messuage called the Noade…where John Brodford now lives…and his other house called Piars and the leasow called Geynehill of Givehill...

MSS.298 Lease and Release 1680 July 30th

parchment, 2 items

Consideration: £160

1 st Party(s): John Brodford of the Noade.

2 nd Party(s): William Brydges of Old Colwall.

Property: ..…the Noade…now in the occupation of the said John Brodford…and the house called Pipers now new built...

MSS.301 Articles of Agreement 1720 April 27th

parchment

1 st Party(s): Elianor Brodford of Ledbury, widow of James Brodford and John their son and heir.

2 nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of the Hazle.

Note: Articles of agreement concerning the release of the Noads….and all else belonging..including lands...

MSS.303 Lease 1736 March 20th

parchment

Consideration: £47 per annum.

1st Party(s): Jacob Tonson of London.

2nd Party(s): James Jenkins of the Noade.

Property: ....the messuage and farm called the Noade….with all meadows and pasture land….also two farms called the Williams' and the Nethaways…

MSS.G2 Siddington 1705-1752

2 Items

MSS.232 Release 1705 September 29th

1st Party (s): Joseph Millard of Tirley, Gloucestershire.

2nd Party (s): Stephen Ashby of Worcester.

3rd Party (s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

Property:.…the meassuage with gardens and lands belonging called Siddington.. .

MSS.361 Lease 1752 April 16th

parchment

1st Party(s): Thomas Skinner of Mill House, Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): John Skipp the Elder of Ledbury.

Property:... the Woodland called the Partridge Ditch…belonging to Siddington….and a parcel of land in the Middle Croftfield…containing by estimation six acres…in Cockyard near Cockyard Plock…….

MSS.G2 Wyldehouse 1580-1723

17 Items

Deeds relating to the Wildhouse and other lands including Mabley Furlonge.

MSS.343 Release 1580 January 24th

parchment

Consideration: £120

1st Party(s):William Cam the Elder and Elizabeth his wife and William Cam the Younger.

2nd Part(s): Richard Eaton and Margaret his wife.

Property: ...the Wildhouse...all that meadow adjoining the highway near the said messuage..and all that meadow adjoining to a certain field called Littlefields one other meadow...called the Old Wild House...one other meadow adjoining on the west part thereof...one other meadow on the north part thereof...one meadow lying in a field called Beasbridgefiled [Peacebridge]...one other meadow adjoining a field called Mabley Furlong...one croft called Catchcroft containing...four acres...one croft adjoining the said field called Littlefield containing four acres.......also fifteen acres at Mabley field....five acres at Yelden fields...and nine acres at Beasbridge..one acre at Wheatbridge field...

MSS.923 Quitclaim 1618

parchment

Consideration:£9

1st Party(s): John Wylse and William Hill of the Parish of Dymock in Gloucestershire, yeomen and executors of the will of Thomas Searset.

2nd Party(s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury.

Property: ..certain fields called Mabell or Mabley Furlonge...in Ledbury..

MSS.341 Feoffment 1650 March 28th

parchment

Consideration:£250

1st Party(s): William Cam the Elder and John Cam the Younger of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Grimbauld Pauncefoote of Pauntly, Gloucestershire and Philip Dobins of Newent.

Property: ...land and messuages known by the name of Wyldehouse in Ledbury...

Note: Refering to a marriage between William Cam the younger and and Elizabeth Stone, daughter of Robert Stone of Ledbury.

MSS.342 Lease 1680 January 23rd

parchment

1st Party(s): William Cam the Elder and John Cam the Younger of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Richard Eaton of Ledbury.

Property: ...the Wyldehouse...

MSS.343 Release 1680 January 20th

parchment

1st Party(s):William Cam the Elder and Elizabeth his wife and William Cam the Younger and Margaret and Richard Eaton on the other part.

2nd Part(s): Richard Eaton.

Property: ...the Wildhouse...all that meadow adjoining the highway near the said messuage..and all that meadow adjoining to a certain field called Littlefields one other meadow...called the Old Wild House...one other meadow adjoining on the West part thereof...one other meadow on the North part thereof...one meadow lying in a field called Peasbridgefiled...one other meadow adjoining a field called Mabley furlong...one croft called Catchcroft containing...four acres...one croft adjoining the said field called Littlefield containing four acres.......also fifteen acres at Mabley field....five acres at Yelden fields...and nine acres at Beasbridge..one acre at Wheabridge field...

MSS.343 (a1) Release 1698 May 24th

parchment

1 st Party(s):William Cam the Elder and Elizabeth his wife and William Cam the Younger and Margaret and Richard Eaton on the other part.

2 nd Part(s): Richard Eaton.

Property: Wildhouse...all that meadow adjoining the highway near the said messuage..and all that meadow adjoining to a certain field called Littlefields one other meadow...called the Old Wild Hous...one other meadow adjoining on the west part thereof...one other meadow on the North part thereof...one meadow lying in a field called Beasbridgefiled...one other meadow adjoining a field called Mabley furlong...one croft called Catchcroft containing...four acres...one croft adjoining the said field called Littlefield containing four acres.......also fifteen acres at Mabley field....five acres at Yelden fields...and nine acres at Beasbridge..one acre at Wheabridge field...

Fee:£120

MSS.343(A) Bond 1698

paper

Bond between William Cam of the Wildhouse in Ledbury, James his son and Elizabeth his wife on the one part and Richard Eaton on the other part.

MSS.349 Assignment of Lease 1700 July 21st

parchment

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester, esquire.

2nd Party(s): William Cam the Elder of Ledbury, Margaret his wife and William Cam the Younger.

3rd Party(s): Elizabeth Berrow of Ledbury.

Property: ...the Wildhouse on the west part of a highway from Ledbury to wards Gloucester on the east part ...also ground called Kytecroft containing eight acres...between the lands of Anthony Biddulph and John Skinner on the south part...

MSS.344 Lease and Release 1702 February 2nd

parchment

Consideration:£25

1st Party(s): Elizabeth Skipp of the Upper Hall in the parish of Ledbury, widow and wife of the George Skipp.

2nd Party(s): William Cam of Ledbury.

Property: ...lands at Wyldehouse...

MSS.345 Mortgage 1706 May 21st

parchment

Consideration:£200

1st Party(s): Anthony Eaton of Bromsberrow, clerk and Anne his wife.

2nd Party(s): William Cam the Elder of Ledbury, Margaret his wife and William Cam the Younger.

3rd Party(s): Richard Eaton of Ledbury.

Property: ..Dam house and Water Mill ..between the Wyldhouse on the West Part....and a highway leading to Gloucester on the east part and all that croft...called the Old Wylde House...and Kytecroft...containing eight acres...lying between the dwelling house and garden of William Cam......the lands of John Biddulph and Anthony Skinner on the South part...also Wylde House meadow conatining four acres...lying between the highway and the little fields...

Note: The property was farm let (mortgaged to Jane Barston by Richard Eaton of Bromsberrow).

MSS.346 Lease 1706 August 22nd

parchment

Consideration:£200

1 st Party(s): Richard Eaton of Bromsberrow, Gloucestershire, clerk.

2 nd Party(s): William Cam the Elder of Ledbury, Margaret his wife and William Cam the Younger .

3 rd Party(s): Richard Eaton of Ledbury.

Property: ..Dam house and Water Mill ..between the Wyldhouse on the West Part....and a highway leading to Gloucester on the east part and all that croft...called the Old Wyle House...and Kytecroft...containing eight acres...lying between the dwelling hose and garden of William Cam......the lands of John Biddulph and Anthony Skinner on the South part...also Wylde House meadow conatining four acres...lying between the highway and the little fields...

MSS.347 Release 1707

parchment

Consideration:£225

1 st Party(s): Richard Eaton of Bromsberrow.

2 nd Party(s): William Cam of the Wild house in Ledbury and his wife Elizabeth, both now deceased.

3 rd Party(s): Elizabeth Berrow of Ledbury.

Property: ...property called Wyldehouse...and all that meadow adjoining Littlefield...house or tenement called the old Hill House...and other small lands

Release of Elizabeth Berrow on the settling of £225 for the estate upon the death of the second parties.

MSS.348 Release 1707 July 20th

parchment

Consideration:£211

1 st Party(s): Jane Barston, widow of Ledbury.

2 nd Party(s): William Cam the Elder of Ledbury, Margaret his wife and William Cam the Younger.

2 nd Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

Property: ..Dam house and Water Mill ..between the Wyldhouse on the West Part....and a highway leading to Gloucester on the east part and all that croft...called the Old Wyled house...and Kytecroft...containing eight acres...lying between the dwelling hose and garden of William Cam......the lands of John Biddulph and Anthony Skinner on the South part...also Wylde House meadow conatining four acres...lying between the highway and the little fields...

MSS.352 Assignment of Lease 1722 February 1st

parchment

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester, esquire.

2nd Party(s): William Cam the Elder of Ledbury, Margaret his wife and William Cam the Younger.

3rd Party(s): Elizabeth Berrow of Ledbury.

Property: ...the Wildhouse on the west part of a highwayfrom Ledbury to wards Gloucester on the east part ...also ground called Kytecroft containing eight acres...between the lands of Anthony Biddulph and John Skinner on the South part...

MSS.352 Lease and Release 1722 February 2nd

parchment

Consideration:£403

1 st Party(s): Sarah Berrow of Ledbury, spinster.

2 nd Party(s): William Cam the Younger, yeoman and son of William Cam the Elder.

3 rd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of the Hazell within the Parish of Ledbury.

Property: ..Wyldhouse ....

Note: Payment made by Jacob Tonson to Sarah Berrow.

MSS.239 Lease 1723 January 28th

parchment

Consideration: £65 per annum for 3 years

1st Party(s): Jacob Tonson of Hazle, Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Samuel Steadman the Elder and Samuel Steadman the younger of Ledbury.

Property: ...all that messuage known by the name Wyldehouse...with all appertinances and outhouses...and a parcell of meadow called Kite Croft...the Wallnut Tree Croft now meadow.......the hopgarden and plots of meadow...the Wildhouse Meadow and two plots..in Moat Field......

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MSS.G2 Meadows and Pasture Lands 1583-1786

33 Items

Including Hosiers Meadow 1649-1664; Malmespool Mills 1703-1759; Peacebridge 1583-1680; Tumpey Meadow 1669-1672; Woodhouse Meadow 1625-1705; Wheatridge Pasture 1723-1786.

MSS.G2 Hosiers Meadow 1649-1664

3 Items

MSS.141 Release 1649 November 30th

parchment

Consideration: £20

1st Party(s): Ambrose Elton the elder of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Richard Unett of Hafford in the parish of Woolhope in Herefordshire.

Property: ..one half undivided of all that meadow...known as the Hosiers Meadow...being in the parish of Ledbury...now in the posession of Edward Skinner...between a meadow called the Bishops Meadow and the lands of Edward Skinner ...and a street called the Southend on the north and east parts....

MSS.139 Release 1655 January 24th

parchment

Consideration: £23

1st Party (s): Edward Buckenhill of Ledbury, corvisor.

2nd Party (s): Ambrose Elton of Ledbury, esquire.

Property:..one half of all that meadow called Hosiers Meadow.......near a street called the Southend...between the lands of Edward Buckenhill and a meadow there called the Bishops Meadow...stretching to a meadow belonging to the Hospital......

MSS.140 Release 1664 July 10th

parchment

Consideration: £25

1st Party(s): John Skipp of Wallhills, Ledbury

2nd Party(s): Edward Skinner of Ledbury, clothier.

Property: ..one half undivided of all that meadow...known as the Hosiers Meadow...being in the parish of Ledbury...now in the posession of Edward Skinner...between a meadow called the Bishops Meadow and the lands of Edward Skinner ...and a street called the Southend on the north and east parts....

MSS.G2 Malmespoole Mills 1703-1759

9 Items

MSS.291 Lease 1703 June 25th

paper

Consideration: £5 [per annum]

1st Party(s): Reverend Dean and Chapter of the Cahtederall of Hereford and patrons of the Hospitall of St Katharines in Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Samuell Swift of the City of Worcester

Property: ...Corne Mill Water Course and Grist Mill called or known as Malmes Poole Mill in Ledbury together with two parcells or Ridge of ground and three parcells of meadow ground with the Green..one parcell of meadow called the Moore containing by estimation one acre and all waterways...

Note: The tenancy was subject to Samuel Swift putting in good and sufficient order the water Grist or Corne Mill within one year of the date of the lease, also that £2 should be paid yearly for the upkeep of the Hospital.

MSS.277 Bargain and Sale 1715 December

parchment

Cinsideration: £120

1st Party(s): John Wagstaffe of Wick Jucsta, Pershore, of the County of Worcester

2nd Party(s): Samuel Swift of the City of Worcester

3rd Party(s): Richard Cooksey of White Lade (?) in the Tything of Whistons in the Parish of Claines in the County of Worcester

Property: ...Corne Mill... Water Course and Grist Mill called or known as Malmes Poole Mill in Ledbury together with two parcells of Ridge of ground and three parcells of meadow ground with the Green...one parcell of meadow called the Moore containing by estimation one acre and all waterways.

MSS.277 Bargain and Sale 1715 December

parchment

Consideration: £120

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester

2nd Party(s): Richard Cooksey of Claines, Worcester.

Property: ...mortgage for the Water Corn Mill called Malines Pool Mill with land and tenements..leasow and all pasture belonging ...

MSS.292(2) Lease 1722 June

parchmentt

Consideration: £17 [per annum]

1st Party(s): Jacob Tonson of Hazell in the Parish of Ledbury

2nd Party(s): John Stone of Dimock in the Parish of Gloucestershire, Miller.

Property: ...lease for 12 years of a messuage or dwelling house, millhouse and three water corn mills situated upon the river Seadon commomly called the Lower Mills also Malmspool Mills also three plecks of meadow commonly called the Mill Plecks and one other piece of meadow called the Millgreene Meadow. The terms also include references to diverting water for the improvement of the land and rights of tillage.

Note: Further agreed that Samuel Swift shall furnish Thomas Atwood with materials out of the Hazle Estate for work on the Mills.

MSS.288 [BC280] Lease 9th November 1727

parchment

Consideration: Initially £30 fine for the maintenance of the welfare of the Warden, Brother and Sisters of the Hospital (St Catherines), thereafter £2 to be paid to the Hospital yearly.

1st Party(s): Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Hereford.

2nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of the Hazle in the Parish of Ledbury.

3rd Party(s): Richard Cooksey of White Lade (?) in the Tything of Whistons in the Parish of Claines in the County of Worcester

Property: Corn Mill, Water Corn or Gristmill called Malmespool Mill together with two parcells and one ridge of ground, three parcells of meadow ground with the Greene, one parcell of meadow called the Moore containing one acre together with all meadows pastures, moores, waters, watercourses, fishings, wellponds, stones and wares.....

Note: Also contains a letter to Mr Tonson regarding the extension of the lease dated November 1739 and asking him to hand in the old lease and setting a fine of £21 for the new lease.

MSS.292(4) Lease, Unexecuted 1727 November 9th

paper

Consideration: £30 per annum for 21 years[

1st Party(s): The Dean and Chapter of the Cathederal Church of Hereford

2nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of Hazle

Property: Corn Mill, Water Mill or Grist Mill called Malmes Poole Mill in the Parish of Ledbury together with two parcels and one Ridge of Ground three parcels of meadow with a Green Pasture one other parcel of meadow called the moor containing containing one acre.

MSS.292(5) Memorandum of Terms 1727 December 2nd

paper

Memorandum of meeting held between Mr Tonson and the Master of the Hospital regarding the lease of Malmespoole. The memorandum contains notes of Mr George Elton, Mr Wyshard and Mr Symonds (the Hospital) and a Mr Treherne on the agreed terms of the lease and the lands to be leased.

MSS.292(3) Lease 1728 June 21st

parchment

1st Party(s): Jacob Tonson of Hazell in the Parish of Ledbury

2nd Party(s): Robert Colcot, Miller

Property: Malmspoole Mills.

Conditions: [Lease]...on condition that Jacob Tonson repairs the House and the Mill and the Bridge...

MSS.241 Counterpart Lease 1757 September 13th

parchment

Consideration: £52 per annum for 21 years

1st Party(s): Jacob Tonson of Saint Mary Le Strand, Middlesex

2nd Party(s): Thomas Wall of Ledbury, Miller.

Property: ...two messuages and dwelling houses Millhouses and Watercorn Mills upon or near the River Leaden commonly called Upper Mill or Hazelemill and the Lowermill or Malmespoolmill and the Millstones and all tenements outhouse stables buildings floodgates banks wares ponds pooles and streames. Lately in the posession of John Stone.

Note: [conditional that he shall not] ...break digg or convert into tillage any of the meadow nor allow any dung mud or compost to be removed but must employ these in a husbandsman like manner nor crop or shred any of the trees in the wood. Also that he shall preserve all apple trees, pear trees and storks.

MSS.G2 Peacebridge 1583-1680

8 Items

Deeds relating to Peacebridge Field, Peacebridge Orchard and Peacebridge Close.

MSS.93 Release 1583 October 20th

parchment

Consideration: £75

1st Party (s): Thomas Moryngton of Sawnyhill in the County of Hereford, esquire only son and heir of Richard Morynington of Sawneyhill.

2nd Party (s): Peter Elton of Ledbury, gentleman.

Property: ...all that meadow, pasture with all the appertinances now in the occupation of Marjory Webb alias Clarke, widow and Thomas Search...containing five acres called or known by the name of Peacebridge Orchard or Peasebridge Close..betwixt the land of Thomas Mornyngton now or late in the occupation of Thomas Serche and John Northen..and Peasebridge lone on the east part..

MSS.913 Lease 1590 January

parchment

Consideration: £8 per annum for 8 years

1st Party(s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury, clothier.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Searche of Ledbury.

Property: ..meadow called New Mill Meadow..lying and being in Ledbury...also ten acres..being in a common field called Peasebridge Field...together with two parcells of land called two meadow..adjoining the said common field..

MSS.96 Bargain and Sale 1606 October 7th

parchment

Consideration: £12

1st Party (s): Richard Watte of the Woodhouse in the Parish of Ledbury, gentleman.

2nd Party (s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury, clothier.

Property: ...all those pieces of arrable land containing one acre...lyining in a field there called Piesbridge Field...

MSS.914 Release 1608 January 3rd

parchment

Consideration: £18

1st Party(s): Richard Skynner of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury.

Property: ..meadow called New Mill Meadow..lying and being in Ledbury...also ten acres..being in a common field called Peasebridge Field...together with two parcells of land called two meadow..adjoining the said common field..

MSS.928 Quitclaim 1614 October 12th

parchment

Consideration: £25

1st Party(s): Thomas Davies weaver of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Edward Skynner of Hereford.

Property: ...arable land...pasture and meadow in Ledbury being one acre at Peasebridge Fields and one enclosure between Peasebridge Field and Gravelpit Field...

Note: The quitclaim relates to a bargain of the 20th July 1609.

MSS.895 Bargain and Sale 1621 February 9th

parchment

Consideration: £53

1st Party(s): John Cam of Wilsons Place, Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Edward Skynner the elder and Edward Skynner the younger of Ledbury.

Property: ...two pieces of arrable land being in a field called Peasebridge ...late in the occupation of Edward Skynner...adjoining the lands of Edward Elton on the south part...the lands of Edward Elton on the east part and the west part and the lands of the said Edward Skynner on the north part....called Mabley forlonge...containing one acre...

MSS.339 Bargain and Sale 1622 February 9th

parchment

1st Party(s): Edward Skynner the elder of Ledbury and Edward Skynner the Younger.

2nd Party(s): John Cam of Wiltons Place in Gloucester.

Property: ...two acres of arrable land at Mabley Forlonge and Peasebridge in Ledbury..adjoining Wyldhouse...

MSS.198 Release 1680 February 22nd

parchment

Consideration: £16

1st Party(s): Charles Townsend of Ledbury, clerk and Elizabeth his wife, widow of Charles Hoskins.

2nd Party(s): William Hankins of Ledbury.

Property: ..two acres of arrable land..lying in a field in Ledbury called Mabley Furlong..leading toward Mabley Furlong Green..the moatfield on the west side..and the lands of Margaret Skinner on the east... ...

MSS.G2 Tumpey Meadow 1669-1672

2 Items

Deeds relating to Tumpey Meadow (also called Tunnsey Meadow).

MSS.142 Mortgage 1669 September 2nd

parchment

Consideration: £50

1st Party(s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury, clothier.

2nd Party(s): Francis Hall of Ledbury, clothier.

Property: .....barn and orchard...also one meadow known as Tumpey Meadow...also one hopyard...near a street there called the Southend....

MSS.143 Bargain and Sale 1672 September 11th

parchment

Consideration: £100

1st Party(s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury, clothier.

2nd Party(s): Francis Hall of Ledbury, clothier.

Property: ....the barne and orchard...adjoining the measow called the Tunnsey Meadow or Hosiers Meadow on the South side.....in the Parish of Ledbury adjoining a street ther called the Southend.....

MSS.G2 Woodhouse Meadow 1625-1705

4 Items

MSS.692 Release 1625 August 17th

parchment

Consideration: £112

1st Party (s): Edward Bracy of the Parish of Ledbury, yeoman.

2nd Party (s): Humphrey Foxe of Forthampton in Gloucestershire and Nathaniell Burrows of the City of Gloucester, cordwayner and Elizabeth Terrett, daughter of William Terrett of Forthampton, yeoman.

Property: ...all that meadow or enclosed ground known as Woodhouse Meadow containing five acres of land...one and a quarter acres at the southend of the meadow called Woodhouse Field and adjoining the land of Thomas Wilshire...

MSS.58 Release 1628 August 24th

parchment

1st Party (s): Nathaniel Burrows of Gloucester, cordwayner, William Terrett of Forhampton, Gloucestershire and his daughter, Elizabeth

2nd Party (s): Thomas Crumpe of Charlton Kings, Gloucester

Property: …severall pieces of land in Woodhouse Field and Woodhouse Meadow...also land in Gibbons Fields..and lands in Ledbury and Donnington…

MSS.64 Mortgage 1701 October 6th

parchment

1st Party (s): John Beale of London

2nd Party (s): Thomas Cam of the Argus, Ledbury

Property:..one cottage …also Woodhouse and Cutters Acres…the hopyard and pasture called the Slings…Wheatlands Meadow..Crumps Croft…

MSS.79 Lease 1705 November 20th

parchment

1st Party (s): John Hall of Ledbury, clothier

2nd Party (s): Lawrence Jessie of London, William Skinner of Bickerton, Marcle Magna, Thomas Cam of Argas and Thomas Brydges

Property:.…lands called the woodhouse…. and the Slinge ….

MSS.G2 Wheatridge Pasture 1618-1786

8 Items

Deeds relating toWheatridge Pasture and adjoining lands including: Quarry Meadow,Quarry Leasow and the Perrynold Coppice.

MSS.187 Feoffment 1618 October 16th

parchment

1st Party(s): Richard Hill of the Dunbridge on the parish of Ledbury

2nd Party(s): Richard Hall of Ledbury, Gentleman

Property:..one parcell of arable land..one and a half acres in Wheatbridge Field between the lands of John Cam...on the East...land of Edward Skinner, Clothier on the West..land of Thomas Traherne on the South...and land of Richard Hall called the meadow on the at Dunbridge on the North...also parcell of arable land in the same field...stretching to the Hospital on the South...parcell of arable land called Rendall Croft...formerly enclosed out of Wallcroft Field.......

MSS.907 Surrender 1620 March 21st

parchment, latin

Surrender by Richard Hall, gent of a pasture called the meadowe being three acres...lying in a field called the Wheatrudge (abuttals given)...to John Hall, Gentleman..

MSS.7 Deed of Exchange 1691 September 2nd

parchment

1st Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury

2nd Party (s): John Hall of Bullen in the Parish of Ledbury

Property: ...one acre of arable land at Bondhall Field....four acres of arable land at Wheatrudge Field..two parcells of land belonging to the Hospital...and a pleck of meadow to the north of the Hospital...

MSS.355 Release 1691 September 2nd

parchment

1 st Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury

2 nd Party(s): William Hall of Bullen, Ledbury

Property: ..one acre of pasture ground..lying in a field there called Bondall..being..land of John Hall on all parts..and also four acres of arable land lying in a field called Wheaterudge ....

MSS.219 Assignment of Lease 1723 January 1st

parchment

Consideration: £250

1st Party(s): Edward Perkins of the City of Worcester, distiller

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift of Henwick in the Parish of Hollow, Worcestershire

2nd Party(s): John Hall of the City of Worcester, gentleman

Property: ....one meadow called Wheatridge Pasture..containing five and a half acres...and the pasture known as Quarry Meadow...containing four acres...also Quarry Leasow containing four acres...all that woodground containing nine acres...called Perrynold Coppice...one acre adjoining the Rough Ground.....

MSS.220 Lease and Release 1724 May 18th

parchment

Fee: £318

1st Party(s): Samuel Swift of Henwick, Worcestershire

2nd Party(s): Hercules Underhill of Folycott Warwick and William Hart of Bristol

3rd Party(s): John Hall of the City of Worcester, gentleman

4th Party(s): James Brooke of Hanley Castle, Worcestershire

Property: ....one meadow called Wheatridge Pasture..containing five and a half acres...and the pasture known as Quarry Meadow...containing four acres...also Quarry Leasow containing four acres...all that woodground containing nine acres...called Perrynold Coppice...

MSS.222 Mortgage 1731 April 5th

parchment

Consideration: £100

1st Party(s): Robert Hall of Saint Mary Hall in the University of Oxford, Batchelor of Law

1st Party(s): John Hartland of Colwall in Herefordshire.

Property: ....one meadow of pasture ground commonly called the Wheatridge Pasture...containing five acres and a half...also pasture ground called the Quarry Meadow...containing four acres...also the pasture called the Quarry Leasow...containing three acres....parcell of wood containing nine acres..known as the Perrynold Coppice...one acre adjoining ground called the Rough Ground belonging to Francis Morton..

MSS.223 Quitclaim 1732 January 30th

parchment

Consideration: £300

1st Party(s): Robert Hall of Bullen, Ledbury

1st Party(s): John Hartland of Colwall

Property: ....one meadow of pasture ground commonly called the Wheatridge Pasture...containing five acres and a half...also pasture ground called the Quarry Meadow...containing four acres...also the pasture called the Quarry Leasow...containing three acres....parcell of wood containing nine acres..known as the Perrynold Coppice...one acre adjoining ground called the Rough Ground belonging to Francis Morton..

MSS.224 Mortgage 1746 January 26th

parchment

Consideration: £250

1st Party(s): John Hartland of Colwall, Herefordshire, Gentleman and Robert Hall of Bullen in Ledbury, Gentleman

2nd Party(s): George Elton of the Lower Hall, Ledbury

Property: ....one meadow called Wheatridge Pasture..containing five and a half acres...and the pasture known as Quarry Meadow...containing four acres...also Quarry Leasow containing four acres...all that woodground containing nine acres...called Perrynold Coppice...one acre adjoining the Rough Ground...belonging to Francis Morton...and lands called the Oxleasow..lately belonging to John Hall....

MSS.227 Assignment of Mortgage in Trust 1760 May 20th

parchment

Consideration: £450

1st Party(s): James Brooke of Hanley Castle in Worcester

2nd Party(s): Elanor Elton of Ledbury, widow of the late George Elton

3rd Party(s): Robert Hall of Bullen, Ledbury

3rd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of St Mary Le Strand, London

4th Party(s): Antipas Church of Ledbury

Property: ...Wheatridge pasture containing five acres..Quarry meadow containing four acres..Quarry Leasow containing three acres...

Note: Assignment in trust for Jacob Tonson esquire for collatoral security of £450

MSS.409 Deed of Exchange 1786 June 24th

parchment

1st Party(s): Dean and Chapter of Hereford Catherdral, Canon James Birt, Warden of St Catherines Hospital, Ledbury

2nd Party(s): Michael Biddulph of Ledbury

Property:... land in Littlefield….Long Meadow…..Yeldon Field…for land in the Gastfield and the Wheatridge….with plan…

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MSS.G2 Herefordshire Parishes 1614-1832

47 Items

Deeds and related papers regading the parish of Donnington 1614-1832; Eastnor 1566-1742; Great Malvern 1746-1818; Much Malvern 1628-1789; Saint Swithen 1706-1770; Upton Upon Severn 1708 and Church Withington 1700s.

MSS.G2 Donnington 1614-1832

26 Items

Deeds relating to Donnington including Pyde Meadow or Piedmeadow, Burdew, Longcroft and Gibbons Meadow.

MSS.84 Bargain and Sale 1614 October 20th

parchment

Consideration: £14

1st Party (s): Richard Watts of Eyvesbatch, gentleman and Margaret his wife.

2nd Party (s): Thomas Wylsheire the younger of Ledbury, yeoman.

Property: ...one croft of arrable land called Longcroft...containing three acres and a half of arable land...at Donnington..

MSS.180 Release 1622 August 12th

parchment

Consideration: £60

1st Party(s): Richard Brooke of Donnington, yeoman.

2nd Party(s): John Brooke of Donnington [his son and heir].

Property: ..parcell of arable land being in Donnington..containing half an acre being called Pyde Meadow..between the land of Robert Whittington..on the north part and a field there called Longecrofte on the south part....

MSS.293 Release 1629 September 30th

parchment

1 st Party(s): Richard Hill.

2 nd Party(s): Richard Brodford the elder of the Noad [Noade].

Property:.. twelve acres in Eynehill or Givehill(?) late in the tenure of Richard Watts near Beesley Lane…and two acres in the Parkway…leading towards Donnington...

MSS.777 Surrender 1639 October 7th

parchment

Surrender in the Manor Court of Woolhope by William Tomkins and Letic his wife and Henry Turner..surrendered one cottage lately erected..one garden..and one acre of land lying in Donnington with intention of retaining the property for the use of Letic for the term of her natural life..and after her decease for the use of Ursula White and Richard White the son and daughter of John White and the heirs of the said Ursula...

MSS.900 Marriage Settlement 1652 October 20th

parchment

1st Party(s): Thomas White of Donnington.

2nd Party(s): John Hale the elder and Margaret his wife.

Property: ..arable lands in Donnington...containing three and a half acres..between the lands of Thomas White toward Ledbury...

Note: Settlement of property for the marriage between John Hale the younger and Elizabeth White...

MSS.178 Release 1687 July 1st

parchment

Consideration: £200

1st Party(s): William Grove of Greater Ketford in the parish of Dymock, Gloucestershire, gentleman.

2nd Party(s): William Wall of Dymock and Rice Yate of Bromsberrow, Gloucestershire, gentleman.

Property: ..messuage..commonly called Burdew...being in Donnington or Ledbury or both...recently purchased by William Grove from Pauncefoote Wall....

MSS.170 Mortgage 1690 March 20th

parchment

Consideration: £40

1st Party(s): Thomas Hale of Halfield [Haffield] in the Parish of Ledbury, yeoman.

2nd Party(s): Mary Anderton, spinster of London.

Property: ...the arrable land known as Longcroft...formerlly divided by a hedge but now lying together with other lands in Donnington.

MSS.171 Assignment of Mortgage 1696 August 12th

parchment

Consideration: £40

1st Party(s): Mary Hale in Haffield in Ledbury wife of the late Thomas Hale [yeoman].

2nd Party(s): Daniel Kingham of Chippen Wiccomb, miller, and his wife Mary.

3rd Party(s): Richard Philpotts of Redmarley Dabifort in Worcester, husbandsman.

Property: ..orchard and close of arrable land called Longcroft in Dinnington or Donnington in the County of Hereford containing four acres and a half lying between coppyhold lands of Thomas Halt on the East part and Thomas Cam gentleman on the north part and Thomas Grove Gentleman on the west part and a highway on the south part...

MSS.172 Assignment of Mortgage 1699 January 10th

parchment

Consideration: £40

1st Party(s): Mary Hale of Haffield, Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Richard Philpotts of Donnington or Dinnington, husbandsman.

3rd Party(s): James Drewe of Donnington, yeoman.

Property: ..orchard and close of arrable land called Longcroft in Dinnington or Donnington in the County of Hereford containing four acres and a half lying between coppyhold lands of Thomad Halt on the East part and Thomas Cam Gentleman on the north part and Thomas Grove Gentleman on the west part and a highway on the south part...

Note: Assignment of mortgage from Richard Philpotts to James Drewe. This Assignment has indented on the reverse the dates of the yearly payments received fron May 1703 to April 1716. The payees name changes to Francis Webb in 1710 and Mary and George Hodges until 1716.

MSS.182 Assignment of Mortgage 1710 November 20th

parchment

Consideration: £85

1st Party(s): William Wall of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Walter Yate, son of Rice Yate.

Property:..messuage called Burdew....

MSS.174 Lease 1718 October 13th

parchment

1st Party(s): Rebeckah Hale of Haffield in the Parish of Ledbury now of London,spinster; Sarah Hale of the same place; Anne Hale also of the same; John Cross,silkweaver of the City of London and his wife Elizabeth Hale and John Edens, silkweaver of the City of London and his wife the daughters and co-heirs of the late Thomas Hale Yeoman of Hassail and James Grow of Donnington, yeoman and William Hankins of Upton upon Severn gentleman and John Ford of the City of London, cheesemonger.

2nd Party(s): William Skynner, gentleman of the City of London.

Property: ....Longcroft...formerly divided by a hedge but now lying together with other lands in Donnington lying between the former coppyhold lands of belonging to the said Thomas hale but now in the posession of George Hodges as tenant....

MSS.766(2) Surrender 1720 May 13th

parchment

..Manor of Woolhope surrender by George Hodges customary tenent...a customary messuage called Nordans...and all its appertinances in Donnington..in the said Manor...to the case of William Skynner of London, gent for the annual rent of 3s/2d...for a herior (when it happens) of his best animal or 26s.8d as elected by the Lord..he gives the Lord an entry fine of £2.10s and is admitted..

MSS.324 Lease and Release in Trust 1731 July 13th

parchment

1 st Party(s): James Noakes of Uckingwall, Ripple, Worcestershire son of Richard Noakes of Hanley Castle.

2 nd Party(s): Walter Yate of Bromsberrow.

Property:..all that messuage known as Burdew..lying and being in the Parish of Donnington...and purchased from Pauncefoote Wall....

MSS.299 Release 1733 April 7th

parchment

Consideration: £60

1 st Party(s): William Wall of the Parkand Catherine Yates of Breinsborough, Gloucestershire.

2 nd Party(s): Thomas Smith of Cradley.

Property: ..…the parcel of land, orchard and arable called the Woodcroft….between the land leading from the Parkway towards Donnington…containing 6 acres…also a parcel of land called the Clover Piece...

MSS.325 Lease and Release 1778 February

parchment, 2 items

Consideration: £1000

1st Party(s): Robert Dobyns Yate of Bromsberrow in Gloucestershire and John Humphrey of Tewkesbury.

2nd Party(s): Michael Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property:..messuage...lands and buildings...belonging to and called Burdew..in the parishes of Donnington and Ledbury.....

MSS.169 Release 1674 April 10th

parchment

Consideration: £60

1st Party(s): Henry Goode of the City of London.

2nd Party(s): Rice [or Rhys] Yate of Bromsborow in Gloucester.

Property: ....piesmeadow in Donnington containing one and half acres... between the lands of the late Robert Whttington...gentleman on the north part.... and a field there called Longcroft on the south part... and extending from there on the east part to the way leading from Ledbury to Dymortle .....on the west part also three acres dispersed in Donnington. In the field at Longcroft between the land in the tenure of Richard Brooks all that land lying in a field called Sperrycroft and between the lands late in the occupation of John Penrice also Glover on the east and west parts from there between the said fields called Longcroft and Sperrycroft in the north part towards a Greene there called Sperrycroft South on the south part. And all that arrable land lying in the said field of Sperrycroft between a farm belonging to John Draper gentleman on the west part and the land belonging to the court on the east part also also one acred in Donnington lying in a field called Ashcroft between the land of Robert Whittington on all parts....

MSS.173 Assignment of Mortgage 1716 June 11th

parchment

Consideration: £50

1st Party(s): Henry Good of London.

2nd Party(s): Rice [Rhys] Yate.

Property: ....Piesmeadow in Donnington containing one and half acres between the lands of the late Robert Whttington, Gentleman on the north part and a field there called Longcroft on the south part and extending from there on the east part to the way (road) leading from Ledbury to Dymortle on the west part....also three acres dispersed in Donnington....in the field at Longcroft between the land in the tenure of Richard Brooks all that land lying in a field called Sperrycroft and between the lands late in the occupation of John Penrice also Glover on the East and West parts from there between the said fields called Longcroft and Sperrycroft in the North part towards a Greene there called Sperrycroft South on the South part. And all that arrable land lying in the said field of Sperrycroft between a farm belonging to John Draper Gentleman on the West part and the land belonging to the Court on the East part also also one acred in Donnington lying in a field called Ashcroft between the land of Robert Whittington on all parts....

MSS.12 (A) Feoffment 1798 November 21st

parchment

1st Party (s): Antipas Church of Dinchill in Donnington, gentleman and his wife Mary.

2nd Party (s): Susannah Jones of the same Parish, spinster.

Property: ....all that small parcell of arable land...being four short ridges or Butts containing thirty-six perches...being in the north corner of a field called Perry Croft...having glebe lands belonging to the rectory of Donnington..on the south Part..and the lands of William Fawk , yeoman..and now of John Biddulph which are enclosed on all other parts thereof...

MSS.12 (c) Mortgage 1845 July 4th

parchment

Property: ...mortgage for securing £75 for the erection of a messuage at Perry Croft....`

MSS.12 (d) Release 1849 June 29th

parchment

Consideration: £70

1st Party (s): James Jones of Donnington.

2nd Party (s): Richard Mathews of Ledbury.

Property: ....all that small parcell of arable land...being four short ridges or Butts containing thirty-six perches...being in the north corner of a field called Perry Croft...having glebe lands belonging to the rectory of Donnington..on the south Part..and the lands of William Fawk , yeoman..and now of John Biddulph which are enclosed on all other parts thereof...

MSS.12 (e) Release 1849 August 30th

parchment

Consideration: £25

1st Party (s): Richard Mathews of Ledbury, yeoman.

2nd Party (s): James Jones of the Parish of Donnington, cider merchant.

Property: ....all that small parcell of arable land...being four short ridges or butts containing thirty-six perches...being in the north corner of a field called Perry Croft...having glebe lands belonging to the rectory of Donnington..on the south Part..and the lands of William Fawk , yeoman..and now of John Biddulph which are enclosed on all other parts thereof...

MSS.12 (f) Feoffment 1852 July 24th

parchment

1st Party (s): Antipas Church of Dinchill in Donnington, gentleman and his wife Mary.

2nd Party (s): Susannah Jones of the same parish, spinster.

Property: ....all that small parcell of arable land...being four short ridges or butts containing thirty-six perches...being in the north corner of a field called Perry Croft...having glebe lands belonging to the rectory of Donnington..on the south Part..and the lands of William Fawk , yeoman..and now of John Biddulph which are enclosed on all other parts thereof...

Note: This deed contains a small plan of the property.

MSS.12 (g) Agreement 1855 January 6th

parchment

Agreement between James Jones and Michael Biddulph to sell lands at Donnington, including the terms and considerations.

MSS.12(j) Requisitions and Answers to Title 1855

paper

Requisitions and answers to title regarding the lands purchased by Robert Biddulph from Mr Jones (see 12g).

MSS.326 Deed of Exchange 1803 October 5th

parchment

1st Party(s): John Biddulph of Champion Hill, Surrey.

2nd Party(s): William Hankins of Donnington.

Property: ...parcell of pasture ground called Gibbons Meadow...containing one acre and eighteen perches..in the Parish of Donnington..in the tenure or occupation of William Hankins....

MSS.200(b) Lease and Release 1832 May 1st

parchment

Consideration: £22

1st Party(s): Thomas Weobley of Donnington, yeoman and Hannah his wife.

2nd Party(s): John Biddulph of Ledbury and Charing Cross.

3rd Party(s): William Gordon of Haffield in the County of Hereford.

Property: ...cottage and dwelling house...pig lot and shed with gardens...situated at the Brand Oak..in Donnington containing sixteen perches...by the turnpike road leading from Ledbury to Gloucester and bounded by the lands of John Biddulph.....

MSS.G2 Eastnor 1566-1742

2 Items

MSS.189 Feoffment 1566

parchment

1st Party(s): Hewe Woodeward of Ledbury and Alles his wife.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Woodeward [their son].

Property:..twelve acres of land in Eastnor now in the occupation of the said Hewe between the lands of Richard Wyttyson..and Richard Watte...

MSS.416 Lease 1742 January

parchment

Consideration: £3

1st Party(s): Robert Hall of Bullen, Gentleman.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Brown of Ledbury.

Property: ..arable land called the Ten Acres in Colham in the parish of Eastnor..having the road to Eastnor on the north part...[and the] wood of William Skinner on the West part....

MSS.G2 Great Malvern 1746-1818

4 Items

MSS.33 Release 1746 March 10th

parchment

Consideration: £21

1st Party (s): Jonathan Need of Great Malvern, Worcestershire, clothier and Mary his wife.

2nd Party (s): John Warner of Great Malvern, tanner.

Property: .. two pieces of ground called Poole Furlongs containing seven acres...near the lands called Newpoolehills..in the Parish of Great Malvern..late in the posession of Anne Rodd widow of John Ross late of Spetchley in the County of Worcester.....

MSS.123 Mortgage 1750 January 4th

parchment

Consideration: £42

1st Party(s): John Warner of Great Malvern in Worcester, tanner.

2nd Party(s): John Dandridge of the City of Worcester, gentleman.

Property: ......the annual annuity [from rental] ..for those two pieces of ground called Pool Furlongs....

MSS.59 Marriage Settlement 1818 September 9th

parchment

Lease and release confirming the marriage settlement between Harriet Biddulph of the Holly Mount, Great Malvern, spinster and Thomas Woodyatt [son of George Woodyatt of Worcester] concerning lands in Great Malvern.

MSS.60 Marriage Settlement 1818 September 10th

parchment

The marriage settlement of the personal property of Harriet Biddulph and Thomas Woodyatt [see also 59].

MSS.G2 Much Malvern (Broddals) 1628-1789

9 Items

Deeds relating to the lands called the Broddalls in the parish of Much Malvern.

MSS.38 Release 1628 January 22nd

parchment

1st Party (s): William Combey of the Parish of Leigh in the County of Worcester and Anne his wife.

2nd Party (s): John Neede of Mutch Malvern, yeoman.

Property: .. tenament, barn and arrable land..being twelve acres in Baldenhall..in a certain place called Broddalls..within the Parish of Much Malvern...in the tenure of Thomas Pytt...

MSS.364 Release 1630 June 22nd

parchment

1st Party(s): John Skipp of Overhall.

2nd Party(s): John Hall of Bullen.

Property: ..land in Bendhallfield [Baldenhall] called Lady Acre….also two parcels of land in the Wall Croft….also five acres near the land belonging to St Katherine's Hospital…also land in Mabley Furlong...

MSS.37 Lease 1711 October 11th

parchment

1st Party (s): James Need of Great Malvern, Worcestershire, yeoman.

2nd Party (s): John Holmden of Lincols Inn, London.

Property: .. tenament, barn and arrable land..being twelve acres in Baldenhall..in a certain place called Broddalls..within the Parish of Much Malvern...in the tenure of Janes Reed...

MSS.691 Recovery 1712 February 20th

parchment

Consideration: £1500

1st Party (s): James Reed of the Parish Great Malvern in the County of Worcester, yeoman.

2nd Party (s): John Holmden of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, gentleman.

3rd Party (s): Edmond Taylor of Welland, Worcestershire.

Property: ...messuage and tenement and barn with two parcells of arrable land being in Baldenhall in a certain place there commonly called Broddalls in the Parish of Great Malvern...

MSS.6 Lease 1741 May 1st

parchment

1st Party (s): Jonathan Need of Great Malvern, taylor, and his wife Mary.

2nd Party (s): Thomas Adcocks of Great Malvern, tanner.

Property: ..messuage..containing twelve acres..being in Balkenhall in a certain place..there commonly called Broddals..now in the posession of Jonathan Need...

MSS.36 Release 1741 May 2nd

parchment

Consideration: £140

1st Party (s): Jonathan Need of Great Malvern, Worcestershire, clothier, and Mary his wife.

2nd Party (s): Thomas Adcocks of Great Malvern.

Property: .. tenament...barn and arrable land..being twelve acres in Baldenhall..in a certain place called Broddalls..within the Parish of Much Malvern...

MSS.18 Lease 1743 April 29th

parchment

1st Party (s): Thomas Adcocks of Great Malvern, tanner, and Jonathan Need of Great Malvern, taylor.

2nd Party (s): John Gifford of Ashteed [Ashtead], Surrey, yeoman.

Property: ...one meadow...called Broddalls Meadow...with an Orchard...containing nine acres..and also one small parcell of land [Rickard or Orchard] to be taken out of the land of Richard Reed...divide by a hedge or fence...

MSS.43 Release 1743 April 30th

parchment

1st Party (s): Thomas Adcocks of Great Malvern, tanner.

2nd Party (s): Jonathan Need of Great Malvern, taylor, and Mary his wife.

3rd Party (s): John Gifford of Ashsteed in Surrey, yeoman.

Property: .. ..messuage and barn with two parcells of arrable land..and meadow ground containing twelve acres..being in Baldenhall...in a place there called Broddalls..

MSS.95 Assignment of Mortgage 1789 October 24th

parchment

Consideration: £200

1st Party (s): Joseph Williams of Moat Court in the Parish of Great Malvern (executor of the Estate of John Gifford).

2nd Party (s): Mary Dandridge of Great Malvern, Ann Dandridge of the same place, Ann Maria Dandridge of the same place, daughters and devisors of the will of John Dandridge.

3rd Party (s): Judith Yarnold of the Parish of Saint Swithen in the City of Worcester, widow.

Property: ...meadow and pasture land commonly called Broddals Meadow...containing nine acres...also piece of land taken out of the [Rickyard] of Jonathan Need and then of Samuel Thomas..which now forms the road by the smith's shop....

MSS.G2 Saint Swithen 1706-1776

4 Items

MSS.699 Release 1706 March 26th

parchment

1st Party (s): The Mayor, Alderman and the Citizens of the City of Worcester.

2nd Party (s): John Wynn of the City of Worcester, carpenter.

Property: ...messuage known as Sidbury Gate...and one other tenament adjoining on the north side... and also one little Brewhouse adjoining which said tenaments do contain from north to south on the west from the front through the gate to a tenament belonging to Thomas Hill and a wall adjoining the Kings Head...

MSS.886 Release 1706 March 26th

parchment

1st Party(s): Lancelott Bromwich of Worcester, mercer and Edward Trovell of Worcester, gent.

2nd Party(s): Sampson Evans, of Worcester, stationer and Margaret Evans of Worcester, spinster.

3rd Party(s): Edward Bridges of Ross in the County of Hereford, surgeon.

Property: ...messuage or tenament..in Saint Swithen...in the tenure of John Fleming, William Gardner and Richard Wankland...lying between the messuage of Greenwell Wilks...

MSS.732 Bargain and Sale 1759 February 20th

parchment

Consideration: £210 of which £115 is to be paid to the creditors of Thomas Field.

1st Party(s): John Best of the City of Worcester Draper, deceased, and Joseph Severn of Worcester, mercer and the surviving trustees on behalf of the creditors of the late Thomas Field of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Mary Hoskins of Worcester, widow and administrator of Thomas Hoskins, late of the Parish of Saint Swithen in the City of Worcester, Tinplatemaker and Thomas Swift of the City of Worcester, carpenter.

3rd Party(s): William Yarnold of Saint Swithen, plumber and glazier.

Property: ...three messuages in the Parish of Saint Swithen in the posession of Thomas Hoskins, Thomas Waderman and the Mistress Boyce...

MSS.708 Release 1760 Febreaury 21st

parchment

1st Party (s): Judith Severn of the City of Worcester, widow and administratrix of the estate of Joseph Severn late of the same city, mercer who was the surviving trustee of the creditors of the late Thomas Field

2nd Party (s): Mary Hoskins of the city of Worcester administratrix of Thomas Hoskins late of the parish of Saint Swithen, tinplateworker and Thomas White of the city of Worcester, carpenter.

3rdd Party (s): William Yarnold of the parish of Saint Swithen, plumber and Glazier

Property: ..three meassuages and tenaments..within the parish of Saint Swithen..in a certain street there called the High Street..wherein Thomas Hoskins, Thomas Wakeman and Mistress Boyce dwell..

Consideration: £115

MSS.708 Assignment of Leasehold 1770 February 21st

parchment

Consideration: £115

1st Party(s): Judith Severn of the City of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Mary Hoskin of Worcester [administrator of the estate of her late husband Thomas, tinplateworker] and Thomas White of the City of Worcester, carpenter.

3rd Party(s): William Yarnold of Saint Swithen, plumber.

Property: ...three meassuages...in Saint Swithen..in the City of Worcester...situated in the High Street...in the occupation of Thomas Hoskins, Thomas Wakerman and Mistress Boyce.

Judith Severn as administrator of her husbands (Joseph Severn who was trustee for several creditors of the late Thomas Field) estate had (on condition of the sale) to distribute £115 to settle the outstanding debts.

MSS.712 and 712(A) Robert Phillipps and Mary Ann Biddulph 1794 September 11th

parchment (2 items)

Consideration: £4000

1st Party (s): Robert Phillipps of the City of Hereford Esquire.

2nd Party (s): Robert Biddulph of Charing Cross in the City of Westminster Esquire and James Phillipps of Bryngwyn in the County of Hereford.

Property: ..the manor and the lordship of Monttown or Monnyton and Bradfield otherwise Broadfield in the County of Hereford....

MSS.G2 Upton upon Severn 1708

2 Items

MSS.165(A) Lease 1708 March 27th

parchment

1st Party(s): Edmund Cousins of Upton upon Severn in Worcester, yeoman, son of Edmund Cousins, gent of London and his wife Anne.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ..five messuages or dwellinghouses with barns.. stables..malthouse and gardens in Upton upon Severn in a street called Innslane... bordered by a dwellinghouse in posession of Martha Best on the east and a garden in the posession of John Cotterell on the north side and Robert Baskfield on the west side....

MSS.165 Release 1708 March 28th

parchment

1st Party(s): John Webb of Ledbury, butcher.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ..five messuages or dwellinghouses with barns... stables..malthouse and gardens in Upton upon Severn in a street called Innslane.. bordered by a dwellinghouse in posession of Martha Best on the east and a garden in the posession of John Cotterell on the north side and Robert Baskfield on the west side....

MSS.G2 Church Withington 1700s

1 Item

MSS.47 Article of Agreement 1700s

paper

Article of agreement made between Herbert Tryst and Francis Biddulph for the sale of the Manor of Little Thinghill in the County of Hereford in the Parish of Church Withington....late in the ocupation of John Chamberlain....relating to a deed of mortgage dated May 1500.

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MSS.G2 Deeds Worcester 1675-1789

9 Items

Properties include the Old Globe, a messuage at the Cathedral, Sidbury Gate and Brewery, Heathy Leasow, Land at the Wharf and a house called Woodside.

MSS.G2 Worcester 1675-1789

9 Items

MSS.714 Award in Chancery 1675

parchment

Award in chancery finding in favour of Thomas Hill, Richard Hill, Francis Hill and John Hill and against the Dean and Chapter of Wick Sapie in the Parish of St John in Bedwardine, Worcestershire. The award concerns land in the parish and the settlement of the right of ownership.

MSS.400 Lease 1728 May 16th

parchment

1st Party(s): Mary Handy of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Richard Sambach.

3rd Party(s): William Bagley.

4th Party(s): Samuel Mountfoot.

Property:... the Old Globe [Worcester] in the High Street….also various properties…all in St Hellens Parish….and the messuage of John Halls. …

MSS.208 Assignment of Lease 1735 August 21st

parchment

1st Party(s): Dorothy Price of Bedwardine, Worcestershire.

2nd Party(s): Reverend William Worth, Archdeacon of Worcester.

Property: ....messuage at the West end of the Cathedral Church..near the Charnel house where the bones of the dead are placed and lie bound......

MSS.695 Licence to Lease and Sell 1742 March 23rd

parchment [with committee seal]

1st Party (s): Mayor Aldermand and the Citizens of the City of Worcester.

2nd Party (s): John Wynn of the City of Worcester, carpenter.

Property: ...messuage known as Sidbury Gate and one other tenement adjoining on the north side and also one little Brewhouse adjoining which said tenements do contain from north to south on the west from the front through the gate to a tenement belonging to Thomas Hill and a wall adjoining to the Kings Head...

MSS.703 Mortgage 21st May 1748

parchment

Consideration: £120

1st Party (s): John Baker of the parish of Saint Michael in Bedwardine in the County of Worcester, silk dyer and Mary his wife executrix of the will of Sasannah Partridge late of the same place, widow, deceased.

2nd Party (s): Abigail Green of Kidderminster in the County of Worcester, widow.

Property: ..five parcells of arrable land and meadow commonly called the Heathy Leasow lying in the parish of Suckley in the County of Worcester..adjoining a field called Lyvellfield...also a cottage in Suckley called Syntonsend...also that close or pasture adjoining...containing one acre..called the Groves Close...also parcell of land called Dedicroft...containing four acres..also Sivilds Meadow...containing one acre........

MSS.703 Marriage Settlement 1753 December 26th

parchment

Consideration: £120

1st Party(s): John Baker of the Parish of Saint Michael in the County of Bedwardine, silkdyer and his wife Mary named in the will of Suzannah Partridge.

2nd Party(s): Abigail Green of Kidderminster.

Property: ...cottage and five parcels of arrable land....containing twelve acres..commonly called Heathy Leasow...in the Parish of Surkley in Worcestershire...adjoining a common field called Syvellfield...

MSS.710 Marriage Settlement 1753 December 26th

parchment

Marriage settlement between Mr Philip Ruffield and Margaret Squire. The settlement relates to land at the Key or wharf in Worcester.

MSS.877 Assignment of Lease 1769 October 23rd

parchment

1st Party(s): Richard Harrison of Temple Langhern in the Parish of Saint John in Worcester, devisee of William Harrison, deceased late of Elmley Castle.

2nd Party(s): Reverend Robert Harrison of Doverdale.

Property: ....two messuages in the Manor of Sedgeburroe in the County of Worcester containing seven yardlands and a quarter...

MSS.702 Assignment of Lease (Collateral Security) 14th December 1769

parchment

Consideration: £1000

1st Party (s): Reverend Robert Harrison of Doverdale in the County of Worcester (Assignee of Richard Harrison of Temple Laughton in the Parish of Saint John in Bedwardine in the County of Worcester Esquire..which said Richard Harrison was a Devisee of William Harrison late of Elmly Castle, Worcester, Gentlemand, deceased.

2nd Party (s): William Bund of Upper Wick in the parish of Saint John in Bedwardine in the County of Worcester, Esquire.

Property: ..two messuages and tenament farms..being in the Manor of Ledgberrow in the County of Worcester..being lately parcell of the copyhold lands of the Manor of Ledgberrow...also decayed cottage in Lower Orchard..also one other cottage..and close of Meadow Ground..containing nine acres..now in the severall posessions of Thomas Franklin..William Moore and John Davis as tenants.....

MSS.185 Assignment of Lease 1774 November 29th

parchment

1st Party(s): The Right Honorable Lord Sandys and Reginald Lygon esquire.

2nd Party(s): The Reverend Sandys.

Property: ..land and messuages in the Parish of Wellow called Woodside...in the County of Worcester..now in the posession of Richard Stallard..also lands in the parish of Sutton in the County of Nottingham....

MSS.725 Licence to Alienate 1779 August 24th

parchment (with corporation seal)

1st Party(s): Mayor Alderman and the Citizens of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): John Dandridge the Elder of Bernards Green in the Parish of Great Malvern.

3rd Party(s): Joseph Nicholls of the Parish of Saint Nicholas in the City of Worcester, bricklayer.

Property: ...two messuages and a small piece of garden ground on part...of which a stable has been lately erected...lying in Pump Street in the Parish of St Helen in the City of Worcester...having the said street on the north side a messuage in the posession of John Howell...baker.. on the east side and a messuage or tenement in the posession of John Morris on the west side thereof.... which said messuage do contain in the front or street thirty nine feet and nine inches and from the front to the wall on the back part sixty feet and from the east to west on the back part of the said garden twenty foot.

Licence to alienate [assign] properties from John Dandridge to Joseph Nicholls.

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MSS.G2 Deeds Miscellaneous 1578-1800s

42 Items

MSS.G2 Deeds Miscellaneous 1578-1800s

46 Items

MSS.94 Bargain and Sale 1578 April 4th

parchment

1st Party (s): Francis Unett of Castle Frome in Herefordshire.

2nd Party (s): William Skynner of the Hillhouse in Ledbury, yeoman and Elizabeth his wife.

Property: ..certain parcells of land in the occupation of .. Dumbridge (possibly Dandridge) and his son Richard....lying in a close called Foyes Croft...containing two acres...and also one acre and a half at Castle Forlonge..

MSS.938 Lease 1578 June 10th

parchment

Consideration: £6 shillings and 8 pence

1st Party(s): Richard Morynington of Sarney Hill or Sarney Farm and Thomas Morynington his son..gentleman.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Wilton of Ledbury, gentleman.

Property: ..farm called Lillehall Meadow between the land of Thomas Wilton on the North side and the Greathall Meadow on the South Side...

MSS.138 Release 1586 March 26th

parchment

Consideration: £535

1st Party (s): Thomas Monnyngton of Sarneyfield son and heir of Richard Monnyngton and Katherine Monnyngton his mother.

2nd Party (s): Edward Skinner of Ledbury, clothier.

Property:..lands, tenements leasow and pastures in these two parishes..[Donnington and Ledbury?]..

MSS.889 1602 January 4th Assignment of Lease

parchment

1st Party(s): Thomas Robins of Hymley in the County of Staffordshire, yeoman.

2nd Party(s): Elizabeth Smythe of Sedgeley in the County of Staffordshire, widow of Thomas Smythe.

Property: ..lease of a property called Durchie..

Note: This lease refers to an Indenture of Lease dated 4th April 1577 between Lord Dudley and Nicholas Smythe.

MSS.941 Settlement 1610 January 2nd

parchment

1st Party(s): Charles Wilmott of Duluths(?) in Oxfordshire, Knight and his wife Dame Sara (Daughter of the Sir Henry(?) knight and citizen and Alderman of London.

2nd Party(s): Edward Skynner of Ledbury.

Property: ...messuages and tenements lying and being in Duringham or Dorringham.. London Hills and Fobbings(?).

MSS.1518 Inspeximus 1620s

parchment, latin

Inspeximus regarding lands held by Humphrey Hallett and Edward Taylor at the Husting in the Guildhall, London.

MSS.359 Release 1630 July 26th

parchment

1 st Party(s): John Skippe of Ledbury.

2 nd Party(s): John Hall of Ledbury.

Property: ..two meadows..containing eight acres in Bishops Meadow..late in the tenure of Thomas Andrews near the Little Field..two acres in Barnehby Field...also land called the Horselane Croft..and other lands at the little field ....

MSS.74 Lease 1636 August 25th

1st Party (s): Richard Robins of castle Morton, Worcestershire.

2nd Party (s): John Cam of Dymock.

Property:…one acre of arable land lying between the land of Richard Brooke…now in occupation of John Perkes near Peter Gwillems land.. … .

MSS.294 Release 1643 April 14th

parchment

Consideration: £10

1st Party(s): William Bishopp the Elder of Donnington and Bond Bishopp his son and heir

2nd Party(s): James Brodford of the Noade

Property:…the Croft called The Shaw Yate…containing two and a half acres…lying between the Parkway and a lane leading to Donnington…near the land of William Crumps…

MSS.403 Release 1647 April 14th

parchment

1st Party(s): William Hodges of Dymock, yeoman.

2nd Party(s): Richard Hankins, tanner of Ledbury.

Property:....tofte..or messuage called Blakes with all the lands….belonging and purchased from Thomas Cowper including Wall Croft and the land in Great Chare Meadow….the lands of John Abrahal and William Cam….also land in Lower Suffield …near the land of Edward Machens..

MSS.513 Release by Trustee 1679 March 23rd

parchment

Consideration:£225

1st Party(s): John Lord Viscount Massereene of Lough Neagh (Executor of the last will of John Clotworthy, late Lord Massereene).

2 nd Party(s): Theophilus Biddulph of East Greenwich in the County of Kent, Knight.

Property: ...5117 acres of land and 625 acres of land in the Barony of Dunluce in County Antrim...

Note: Refering to a bargain and sale bearing the date 20th February 1660.

MSS.73 Mortgage 1689 February 2nd

parchment

1st Party (s):William Knight of Suckley.

2nd Party (s): Ann Thomas of Leigh, spinster and daughter of Richard Thomas late of Leigh.

Property:… the messuage wherein William Knight now dwells…..with one and a half acres of land adjoining Suckley Brook and Longley Common..[see also 97].

MSS.97 Mortgage 1689 February 2nd

parchment

Consideration: £100

1st Party (s): William Knight of Surrey, yeoman.

2nd Party (s): Anne Thomas of Leigh, spinster and executor of the will of Richard Thomas, her father.

Property:.. messuage or tenement where William Knight doth dwell....containing one and a half acres...adjoining to Suckley Brook on the noth side and a common called Longley Greene on the South Side....one meadow called Groves Croft...adjoining lands on Anne Noxton..widow on the south side and a brook on the north side...one meadow called Dedicroft....two crofts called great Dedicroft and little Dedicroft...two parcells of land called Findlay Field...and one acre of land in Ashfield...

MSS.305 Lease 1690 June 14th

parchment

1 st Party(s): Robert Hall the Elder late of Bullen and now of Redmarley and Elizabeth his wife.

2 nd Party(s): John Hall of the Bullen, son and heir of the said Robert and Elizabeth.

3 rd Party(s): William Skinner of Bickerton.

Property: .. the close called Much Marcle….and parcell of land and ground lately arable but now pasture…land called the Gaypiece.. containing by estimation seven acres extending to the Storking lately inclosed out of the Fleete Field Close to the Gray Piece and also three acres near the Roddyat extending to the Budge...

MSS.89 Assignment of Mortgage. 1701 May 6th

parchment

1st Party (s): Thomas Shewringe alderman of Worcester, clerk.

2nd Party (s): Charles Brotheridge of Castle Morton, Worcestershire, yeoman.

3rd Party (s): James Badger of Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, clerk.

Property: ...arcell of land called Shortcroft....containing four acres more or less.......having land called close land leading from the Birch Street..to Castle Morton Church on the east side...the lands of Rowland Bartlett...two closes or fields called middle fields....

MSS.934 Lease 1705 October 31st

parchment

1st Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Lawrence Jesse of St Martin in the Fields.

Property: ..lands in a field formerly called Dimhill stretching from north to south having a lane leading to a farm called Dimhill on the south part and Bridleway leading to a Mill called the Lowermill in the north part and lands belonging to the said Lawrence Jesse in the east part all with two acres of arrable land..

MSS.715 Mortgage 24th March 1706

parchment

Consideration: £80

1st Party (s): Mary Knight of the Parish of Inkley in the County of Worcester, executor of the will of William Knight of Inkley, yeoman.

2nd Party (s): Ralph Berwick of the Parish of Leigh in the County of Worcester and Anne Thomas Leigh, spinster and executric of Richard Thomas of Leigh.

3rd Party (s): Robert Milner of the City of Worcester, Gentleman.

Property: ..one acre and a half...adjoining to Suckley Brook..on the north...and a common called Longley Green on the south side..land at Groves Close..half one acre adjoining to the Roadway...which leadeth from Suckley to Worcester..and one meadow called Dedicroft...

MSS.716 Mortgage 24th March 1706

parchment

Consideration: £80

1st Party (s): Mary Knight of the Parish of Inkley in the County of Worcester, executor of the will of William Knight of Inkley, yeoman.

2nd Party (s): Ralph Berwick of the Parish of Leigh in the County of Worcester and Anne Thomas Leigh, spinster and executric of Richard Thomas of Leigh.

3rd Party (s): Robert Milner of the City of Worcester, Gentleman.

Property: ..one acre and a half...adjoining to Suckley Brook..on the north...and a common called Longley Green on the south side..land at Groves Close..half one acre adjoining to the Roadway...which leadeth from Suckley to Worcester..and one meadow called Dedicroft...

MSS.699 Release 1706 March 26th

parchment

1st Party (s): Mayor Alderman and the Citizens of the City of Worcester.

2nd Party (s): John Wynn of the City of Worcester, carpenter.

Property: ..messuage known as Sidbury Gate..and one other tenement adjoining on the north side and also one little Brewhouse adjoining which said tenements do contain from north to south on the west from the front through the gate to a tenement belonging to Thomas Hill, also a wall adjoining the Kings Head....

MSS.127 Exchange 1706 May 7th

1st Party (s): Samuel Swift of Worcester and Richard Dalton of St James, Westminster, London.

2nd Party (s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property: ..exchange of half a quarter of an acre ..being in a field called Yeldon..field for half a quarter of an acre being in a field called the Moat Field...

MSS.880 Articles of Agreement 1706 November 12th

paper

Articles of agreement between Samuel Jenner of Standish in the County of Gloucestershire and Lawrence Jesse of Saint Martin in the Field, London...for the meadows...pasture and arrable land in the posession of Daniel Jenner and Elizabeth his wife.

MSS.307 Release 1711 May 29th

parchment

1 st Party(s): Mary Hall of Bullen, widow of the late John Hall.

2 nd Party(s): John Hall of Worcester their son and heir.

Property: .. ….seven acres in the Gay Rece…near Stocking inclosed out of the Fleetefield…also the Rudd Yatt near the Budgefield...

MSS.734 Assignment of Lease 1713 April 22nd

paper

Draft assignment of leasehold between Samuel Sandys of Powick in the County of Worcestershire and Michael Biddulph of Ledbury as the former could not repay an outstanding ammount of £6110. The assignment refers to the Lease of Rectories of Auston Hascey in the County of Lincoln.

MSS.916 Release 1713 June 2nd

parchment

1st Party(s): John Cocks of Castleditch, Eastnor in Herefordshire.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Consideration: £10 and 15/-

Property: .. coppice wood and ground known by the name of Mayhill Coppice...between the lands of John Hall.. Robert Higgins and John Merton of Colwall....

MSS.897 Release 1713 September 14th

parchment

1st Party(s): Richard Skinner of Ledbury, clothier.

2nd Party(s): George Smith of Ledbury, carpenter.

This document is illegible.

MSS.407 Marriage Settlement 1715 May 4th

parchment

1st Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury, Robert his son and heir, Francis and Michael [the two younger sons of Anthony].

2nd Party(s): Benjamin Jolliffe of Coston Hall, Worcestershire and Anne his daughter.

3rd Party(s): Robert Unett of Castle Frome.

Marriage settlement of Robert Biddulph and Anne Jolliffe.

MSS.734 Estate Settlement [Madresfield] 1719 April 3rd

parchment

Large deed of settlement for the Madresfield Estate of William Lygon to his daughter Margaret Pyndar and her heirs, including the lease.

MSS.698 Mortgage 1721 July 20th

parchment

Consideration: £1500

1st Party (s): Thomas Jolloffe of Cotton Hall in the County of Worcestershire.

2nd Party (s): Charles Cocks of the City of Worceste.r

Property: ...messuage and tenement called Cotton Richards...wherein one Thomas Swan dwells...together with all houses outhouses barnes stables buildings gardens orchards foldyard...situated in the Parish of Cofton Hacket and in the Parish of Allchurch... also twenty seven acres of land at Great Storting.. also arrable land called Church Field containing twelve acres...

MSS.80 Release 1726 August 2nd

parchment

Consideration: £75

1st Party (s): Charles Cocks of Worcester.

2nd Party (s): Thomas Jolliffe of Coston Hall in the Parish of Cofton Hackett in the County of Worcestershire.

3rd Party (s): John Cocks of Castledich in the County of Hereford, son of Charles Cocks.

Property: Cofton Hall...also pasture ground called the home field....containing sixteen acres...also land called the Conshoof...containing six acres...also two acres of ground called the little coppyce...land called the New Close containing fourteen acres...also the Barn Green Grounds containing sixteen acres....Barn Green Meadow containing six acres...also land called Willmott or Wildmore Pit containing twelve acres..also Prentions Close containing twelve acres...also land called the Conygree containing three acres...also the Broad Meadow containing tewnty two acres.

Marriage settlement from Charles Cocks to his son John and his wife Mary [daughter of Thomas Cox late of Cofton Hall].

MSS.876 Assignment of Lease 1735 September 19th

parchment

1st Party(s): Francis Biddulph of Madresfield Court in the County of Worcester and Margaret his wife, lately known as Margaret Pindar.

2nd Party(s): Richard Nanfan of the Cathedral Church of Worcester and Martin Sandys of the City of Worcester.

3 rd Party(s): Reginald Lygon of Madresfield Court Esquire of Worcester.

Property: This Assignment refers to indenture of 1733.

MSS.401 Release 1735 December 24th

parchment

1st Party(s): Reverent Richards Hallings, Vicar of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of the Hazle.

Release of all the Vicarial Tythes belonging to him as Vicar due from ….the lands of John Skipp..John Bayliss….also Upper Hall….Home House..including..wheat.. oats..also Easter dues..surplus fees and oblate…

MSS.411 Quitclaim 1740 January 28th

parchment

1st Party(s): George Elton, gentleman.

2nd Party(s): Thomas Mayo and Margaret his wife, William Harman and Judith his wife.

Property:..one messuage one cottage..two gardens six acres of land..four acres of meadow..six acres of pasture..one acre of wood....and a fourth part of three messuages and barns..three stables and six orchards..ten hopyards and one hundred acres of land..forty acres of meadow...seventy acres of pasture..five acres of wood..forty acres of gorse and heath..in the parish of Colwall, Mundesley, Ashperton and Bosbury....

MSS.933 Lease 1740 October 8th

parchment

1st Party(s): Henry Turner, baker of the Parish of all Saints, City of Worcester and his wife Mary.

2nd Party(s): John Young, yeoman of Bedwardine, County of Worcester.

3rd Party(s): John Moore, haberdasher of Bewardine, County of Worcester.

Property: ..messuage or tenement called the Mitre in the Parish of All Saints tenanted by Thomas Morris.

MSS.683 Quitclaim 1742 December 11th

paper

Quitclaim by Edmund Hodges to Francis Biddulph. The quitclaim refers to an Indenture of Lease dated 2nd May 1732 in favour of Francis Biddulph and Francis Baldwyn.

Property: ...messuage called Callow Hills also Bran Green in the parish of Newent, Gloucestershire.

MSS.694 Assignment of Mortgage 1754 October 21st

parchment

1st Party (s): Ann Grifiths of Stoke Lacy in the County of Hereford, widow.

2nd Party (s): John Pudge of Leigh in the County of Worcester, yeoman, now of Bishops Frome in the County of Hereford.

3rd Party (s): Thomas Severn of Bromyard in the County of Hereford, apothecary

4th Party (s): John Heming in the City of Worcester, tinplate worker.

Property: ...all the said parcells of customary land and the tenement....called Lasket containing six acres in Sherridge within the Manor aforesaid .....where a tenement was lately erected

Note: Refers to an assignment of mortgage from Mrs Grifiths to Thomas Severn for £50

MSS.710 Counterpart Marriage Settlement 1760 February 21st

parchment

1st Party (s): Philip Rufford of the City of Worcester, apothecary.

2nd Party (s): Margaret Squire of the Hope in the parish of Clifton upon Teme in Worcestershire, widow and sole executrix of James Squire.

3rd Party (s): James Rufford of Clifton upon Teme, clerk and Edward Squire of the City of Worcester.

Property: ..Marriage settlement regarding £100 held in trust.

MSS.476 Marriage Settlement 1763

parchment

1st Party(s): Robert Harrison of Worcester, clerk.

2nd Party(s): Mary Farley of Worcester, spinster.

3rd Party(s): George Farley of Worcester and Thomas Farley of Worcester.

Marriage settlement between Robert Harrison and Mary Farley.

MSS.394 Surrender 1767 April 22nd

parchment

1st Party(s): Reverent Richard and Ann Hallings.

2ns Party(s): Richard Hill of Ledbury.

Property:..of the messuage called the Nordand…with all lands ..[for a rent] of £2 per annum and a herriot of the best beast.

MSS.893 Surrender 1769 May

paper

1st Party(s): Sarah George and Sarah the wife of Joseph Mathews.

Surrender of one messuage or tenament called Bewchleys...twenty acres of land and a parcel of land called Overbowle..to be granted to John Southan of the city of Worcester, cordwainer.

MSS.702(1) Licence to Assign Lease 1769 December

parchment

1st Party(s): William Digby, Dean of the Cathedral at Worcester.

2nd Party(s): The Reverend Mr William Harrison of the Parish of Elmley Castle in County of Worcestershire, gentleman.

Property: ...two messuages and farm within the Parish Manor of Ledgeberrow...and all houses, barns, stables...also one decayed cottage at Lower Orchard...one other cottage within the orchard......[in] all about seven yard lands...

MSS.702(2) Assignment of Leasehold 1769 December

parchment, 2 items

1st Party(s): The Reverend Mr William Harrison of the Parish of Elmley Castle in County of Worcestershire, gentleman.

2nd Party(s): William Bund of Upper Wick in the Parish of Saint John in Bedwardine.

Property: ...two messuages and farm within the Parish Manor of Ledgeberrow...and all houses, barns, stables...also one decayed cottage at Lower Orchard...one other cottage within the orchard......all about seven yard lands...

Note: This is an assignment of of a lease for securing £1000.

MSS.13 Bargain and Sale 1774 July 15th

parchment

1st Party (s): John Holder of the Parish of Coddington, Herefordshire, gentleman.

2nd Party (s): Michael Biddulph of Ledbury, Richard Cocks of Eastnor, Richard Brydges of Old Colwall, Robert Cliffe of Mathorne in Worcester, William Mutlow of Ledbury and Thomas Holder [son of John Holder] Coddington.

Property: ..several tenements..parcels of land , meadow, woodland and pasture...all that tenement..barn..cyder mill and outhouses...now in the posession of Benjamin Archer...with an Orchard and garden...containing one acre...also coppice containing five acres..having the highway leading from deadmans croft on the west..the Glebe Coppice on the north and all other sides....also six acres of woodland..having the Highway leading from Colwall to Bosbury on the south...four acres of woodland in the posession of George Allen..being part of the Poors Land...four pieces of arable land...containing six acres...with the Bush Lands to the east...glebe land on the south...four pieces of arable meadow..in the posession of Richard Lowe and Samuel Birchley...

MSS.698 Bargain and Sale 1775 May 24th

parchment

Consideration: £232 and 4/-

1st Party (s): John Dandridge of Balden Green in the County of Worcestershire, gentleman.

2nd Party (s): Elizabeth Holden of Southampton Row in the Parish of Saint George in the County of Middlesex, spinster.

Property: ..those several pieces of pasture ground called the Orchard..also one other piece of land called the Ox Leasow... containing seven acres one rood and thirteen perches...all that piece of arable land called the Longlands containing six acres...eight acres of land at Heg Hill...eight acres at Sandy Fulrow...fifteen acres at Green Hill...and fourteen acres at Bears Meadow...

MSS.398 Surrender 1796 June 20th

parchment

1st Party(s): William Fawk of Ledbury.

2ns Party(s): John Biddulph of Ledbury.

Property:.. the messuage called the Nordans….with land and meadow….John Biddulph admitted as tenant….heriott of the best beast…

MSS.826 Marriage Settlement 1797 September

parchment

Marriage Settlement between John Biddulph and Augusta Roberts. As Augusta Roberts brings an estate valued at £2000, Edmund Jones is to hold in trust for John Biddulph and Augusta Roberts property and lands at Alvechurch in the posession of John Biddulph.

MSS.B.C 1074(12) Copies of Deeds 1800's

file, paper

Copies of deeds and covenants for various farms and houses in Ledbury.

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MSS.G2 Deeds Related Documents 1575-1850

45 Files

Manor Court Rolls (1700-1789), Abstract of Titles (1630-1850), Schedules of Deeds (1700s-1852), Bonds (1575-1778) and Discharges (1587-1759)

MSS.G2 Manor Court 1500s-1789

7 Items

MSS.1517 Manor Court Roll 1500s

parchment

Bond between Thomas Hawkes and John Bawde ...a certain messuage in Copington called House Hope.

MSS.1515 Manor Court Roll (Extract) 30th May 1620

paper, (part missing)

1st Party (s): Richard Spencer

2nd Party (s): John Spencer and Mary his wife

Property: ..lands, gardens...and cottage ..situated in Wellstreete..in Corringham...

MSS.1513 Surrender 1690 March 13th

parchment, latin

Surrender through the Court Baron of Malvern by Maculinus Webb of a parcell of land with its appertinances in Southfield next to Powpitt. The property was granted to Maculinus Webb, Anne Webb and Sarah Webb his daughters and the longest lived of them for a rent of 4/6.

MSS. 1469/19 Manor Court Rolls 1700s

parchment, latin

File of Manor Court Rolls for Ledbury for the middle to late 18th century.

MSS.766(3) Manor Court Entry 1731 April 26th

parchment, latin

Manor court entry from the Manor of Woolhope (Dean and Chapter of Hereford Cathedral)..William Skynner esq (for the nephew, grandnephew and next heirs of William Skynner esquire, late a customary tenant, now deceased) sought admission to a customary messuage called Nordans in Donnington..in the said Manor and was granted it for 3s2d rent and a heriot of the best animal or 26s8d as chosen by the Lord..

MSS.1516 Manor Court Roll 1762

parchment

Surrender of the Bullen to Jacob Tonson following the death of Richard Hall.

MSS.936 Reversion of Lease 1789 October 16th

paper

Reversion of Lease issued at the Court Baron of the Reverend the Dean and Chapter of Mary the Virgin, Worcester.

1st Party(s): John Lucy , carpenter.

2nd Party(s): Samuel Fletcher, shopkeeper.

Property:...one messuage and garden in the Parish of Saint John in Bedwardine in the County of Worcester near to the end of a lane leading to the Manor of Hardwick in the tenure of Elizabeth Giles....

MSS.G2 Abstract of Titles 1630-1850

8 Items

Abstract of titles for lands owned by Aubrey Smith (Hereford), Thomas Skinner, Humphrey John, William Winsome [the Manor of the Hollow] and James Jones for two pieces of land at Donnington and Perry Croft.

MSS.540 Aubrey Smith 1630-1650

paper

Abstract of the title deeds of Aubrey Smyth of Bofford in Hereford to his niece Anne containing 86 entries.

MSS.50 Thomas Skinner and William Skinner paper 1635-1723

Abstract of the lands, fields and manors [Ledbury area] held by Thomas Skinner of London, merchant and William Skinner, Doctor of Laws.

MSS.773 Mr Edwards 1700s

paper, 2 documents

Abstract of title for a house in Broad Street, Worcester in the name of Mr Edwards.

MSS.369 Humphrey John 1644 - 1744

parchment

Abstract of the title of Humphrey John to lands in Donnington and Ledbury.

MSS.477 William Winsome 1740

paper

Abstract of the title of William Winsome regarding the Manor of the Hollow.

MSS.812 Mr Solloway 1769

paper

Abstract of title for a messuage called Mathon in the County of Worcester under the name of Mr Solloway.

MSS.762/1 Church Lane, Ledbury 1838

paper

Abstract of title for property between Church Lane and Back Lane, Ledbury.

MSS.12 James Jones 1850

paper

Abstract of Title of Mr James Jones for two pieces of land at Donnington and lands in a field called Perry Croft.

MSS.G2 Schedules of Deeds 1622-1852

9 Items

Schedules of deeds regarding the lands of Anthony Biddulph, Jacob Tonson, landowners in Ledbury, and John Biddulph for Hazle Manor.

MSS.1504 Schedule of Deeds 1622-1724

paper, fragile

Schedule of deeds and related papers regarding the lands called Wildhouse purchased by Jacob Tonson in 1723. The schedule contains references to lands at Peacebridge and Yeldern.

MSS.1505 Schedules of Deeds 1670-1724

6 files

Schedules of deeds and related papers regarding Eyebridge 1704-1726; Orchard and one acre of ground in Ledbury 1682-1736; the Noade and Pipers and Lands called Geynehill, Beesley and Shaw Yate in Ledbury and Donnington 1629-1735; Cottage and four acres at Great Boofield in the township of Leadon and Haffield in Ledbury 1713-1730; Abstract of the Title of William Baker to the Manor of Hazzell 1705-1724; Woodhouse Farm 1676-1727.

MSS.1502 Schedule of Deeds 1672-1726

paper

These papers (1502-1505) relate to the 17 purchases made by Jacob Tonson. The nine first purchases were made by Jacob Tonson the Uncle and by Deed of Lease were conveyed and settled upon himself for a term of 99 years. The 10th and 11th purchases were made by Jacob Tonson the Father and together with the reversion were bequeathed to his eldest son Jacob Tonson for life. The 12th and 13th purchases were made by Jacob Tonson the uncle from where the properties descended to Jacob Tonson the son. Schedule of deeds and related papers regarding the Plume and Feathers in Ledbury.

Schedule of deeds and related papers regarding the Plume and Feathers in Ledbury.

MSS.613 Anthony Biddulph 1700s

paper

Undated schedule of deeds relating to the properties of Anthony Biddulph.

MSS.250 Jacob Tonson 1719-1762

paper

Schedule of deeds relating to the Estates of Jacob Tonson, principally in Ledbury.

MSS.1503 Schedule of Deeds 1762

paper, very fragile

Schedule of deeds and related papers the mansion house called Bullen and the lands belonging in the parishes of Ledbury and Eastnor. Also the Wheatridge Pasture and other lands in Ledbury Forren. These lands were purchased by Jacob Tonson in 1762.

G2/591 Ledbury Lands 1800s

file

File schedules showing the landowners and their ownership of the lands in Ledbury. The papers also show the ownership of some properties in Worcestershire.

MSS.453 Manor of Hazle 1820s

5 items

Schedules of deeds relating to the title of John Biddulph regarding the Manor of Hazle and properties in Ledbury. The schedules relate mainly to deeds dating from the 1800s.

MSS.868 Donnington 1852

paper

Copy of the schedule of deeds relating to lands in Donnington for securing £2000 from Mrs Anne Wilson.

MSS.G2 Bonds 1575-1778

25 Items

MSS.70 Thomas Monnington and Katherine Monnington 1575 March 16th

parchment

Bond between Thomas Monnington and Katherine Monnington, his mother [the widow of Richard Monnington].

MSS.939 Robert Tanner and John Somider 1585 December 28th

paper

Consideration: £20

1st Party(s): Robert Tanner of Corringham, Essex, yeoman.

2nd Party(s): John Somider of Bower, Essex.

MSS.898 John Barnarde and Thomas Jeram 1602 October 5th

parchment

Bond between John Barnarde of Ledbury, yeoman and Thomas Jeram for £20 ...on condition of payment of seven shillings to John Talbott forever [sic].

MSS.259 Roger Skippe and John Hall 1629 - 1723

parchment, 3 items

Consideration: £400

1st Party(s): Roger Skippe of Ledbury, gentleman.

2nd Party(s): John Hall of Bullen of Ledbury, gentleman.

Consideration: £40

1st Party(s): John Smith of the Woodfields in Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): William Lowwther of Middle Temple, London.

Consideration: £120

1st Party(s): Rodger Butt of Ledbury, Dyer.

2nd Party(s): Jacob Tonson of Hazle in Ledbury.

MSS.896 John Elton and Edward Skinner 1655

paper

Bond between John Elton of the Gallhouse in the Parish of Ledbury and Edward Skinner of Ledbury for the sum of £50. Bound to keep the conditions related in the Indenture of Bargain an Sale bearing the same date.

MSS.764(3) William Bowen and Lawrence Jesse Edward Spencer and Robert Biddulph 1660-1710

paper, 2 documents

Bond between William Bowen of Ledbury, yeoman and Lawrence Jesse of London (1710) and a bond between Edward Spencer of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, Gentleman and Robert Biddulph of London, Merchant for £2000.

MSS.943 Edward Skynner and Frances Hall 1672

parchment

Consideration: £200

1st Party(s): Edward Skynner, clothier.

2nd Party(s): Frances Hall, clothier.

MSS.342 William Cam and Richard Eaton 1680

parchment

Bond between William Cam the elder and Elizabeth his wife and William Cam the younger and Margaret and Richard Eaton.

MSS.285 William Wintour and William Lowther 1684 February 17th

parchment

1st Party(s): William Wintour of Dymock, Gloucestershire.

2nd Party(s): William Lowther of London.

Bond for £2000 to keep..observe and fulfill all agreements and covenants related in the deed of the same date.

MSS.755 Charles Elton and Alice Wyatt 1685 October 28th

paper

Bond between Charles Elton of Ledbury, chandler and Alice Wyatt of Worcester, spinster, regarding a deed of the same date.

MSS.183 William Wall and Rice Yate 1687 December

paper

Consideration: £28

1st Party(s): William Wall of Dymock, Gloucestershire.

2nd Party(s): Rice Yate of Bromsberrow.

Bond to fulfill all the obligations of the deed bearing the same date.

MSS.890 Walter Savage and Anthony Biddulph 1688 August

parchment

Consideration: £524

1st Party(s): Walter Savage of Worcester.

2nd Party(s): Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury.

Bond between Walter Savage and Anthony Biddulph. Walter Savage bound to keep the observations related in the deed of the same date.

MSS.910 Robert Hartland and William Lowther 1692 November

paper

Bond between Robert Hartland of the Hazle and William Lowther of the Middle Temple, London. The bond refers to an indenture bearing the same date.

MSS. 930 Anthony Biddulph and Mathew Lilly 1692 March 26th

parchment

Consideration: £60

1st Party(s): Anthony Biddulph.

2nd Party(s): Mathew Lilly.

MSS.27 (box g2 1-29) William Badham and Anthony Biddulph. 1694

paper and parchment

A collection of bonds between William Badham and Anthony Biddulph.

MSS.236 William Wintour and Samuel Swift 1697 October 1st

paper

1st Party (s): Samuel Swift of Worcester.

2nd Party (s): William Wintour of Dimmock.

3rd Party (s): John Bruges of the Mythe, Tewkesbury.

Property:.. deed poll from William Wintour to Samuel Swift appointing him to pay £170 to John Bryges for the Manor House of Hazle.

MSS.343(A) William Cam and Richard Eaton 1698

paper

Bond between William Cam of the Wildhouse in Ledbury, James his son and Elizabeth his wife on the one part and Richard Eaton on the other part. Refers to an undated Indenture.

MSS.512 Nathaniel Barthe and Edmond Reecs 1700s

parchment

Bond for £50 between Nathaniel Barthe of Ledbury , gunsmith and his wife Sible and Edmond Reecs of Ledbury, mason and his sons Edward and Richard.

MSS.78 William Skinner and Thomas Cam 1705 November 20th

parchment

William Skinner of Bickerton, Much Marcle to Thomas Cam of Argus…covenants to be performed regarding the deed of the same date.

MSS.764(1) Aston Subedge 1740 August 9th

paper

Bond for £200 between Anthony Bloxam late of Aston Subedge in the County of Gloucester and his son Mathew Bloxham.

MSS.751 Richard and Willian Curtis 1749-1770

parchment

Bonds between Richard and Willian Curtis of Leigh, Worcestershire and Elizabeth Spilsbury of Worcester and Mrs Francis Woodyatt, also some letters and accounts.

MSS.410 Robert Hale and Jacob Tonson 1758

paper, very fragile

Two bonds for £1292 and £646 surrendered by way of mortgage for securing the sums between Robert Hale and Jacob Tonson.

MSS.757 Thomas Joliffe and Rebekah Lowe 1760 October

paper

Bond between Thomas Joliffe of Cofton, Worcester and Rebekah Lowe of Cofton for £1200.

MSS.473 Thomas Bund and Mr Dandridge 1778 July

paper

Bond between Thomas Bund of Whitsons, Claines, Worcestershire and Mr Dandridge.

MSS.G2 Discharges 1587-1759

7 Items

Discharges for the repayment of bonds abd debts.

MSS.927 William Skynner and Francis Witt 1587 March 27th

parchment

Confirmation of payment of £30 paid by William Skynner.

1st Party(s): William Skynner of Ledbury.

2nd Party(s): Francis Witt of Fromesafton, gentleman and Richard Wett [Witt] of Woolhope.

MSS.701 Quitclaim April 1683

parchment

Quitclaim awarded by the Court of Chancery in favour of Gabriel Johnston, gentleman, Elizabeth Bayliss, spinster, Elizabeth Lowbridge, spinster, Margaret Lowbridge, spinster, Robert Bright, gent and Dorothy his wife regarding property in Great Malvern and Powick.

MSS.909 William Wynton and Samuel Swift 1697 October 10th

paper

1st Party(s): William Winton of Dymock in the County of Gloucester.

2nd Party(s): Samuel Swift of the City of Worcester.

Quitclaim for a debt between William Wynton and Samuel Swift.

MSS.310 James Brooke and Mary Hall 1718 July

paper

1 st Party(s): James Brooke of Bonghton in the Parish of Hillcroome in the County of Worcester.

2 nd Party(s): Mary Hall of Bullen.

Discharge of Mary Hall by James Brooke regarding the payment of an annuity from the will of John Hall to John Hall's daughters.

MSS.630 William and Anne Bagley and Robert Biddulph 1723

paper

Quticlaim by William and Anne Bagley to Robert Biddulph and Richard Lambath (executor of the will of John Bagley, doctor of Physick) over all bills and debts.

MSS.52 Herbert Tryst and Francis Biddulph 1731 July 31st

parchment

Consideration: £25

1st Party (s): Herbert Tryst, son of John and Lucy of Hereford.

2nd Party (s): Francis Biddulph of Ledbury.

Release of a debt for £25

MSS.311 Jacob Tonson and Robert Hall 1759

parchment

1st Party(s): Jacob Tonson of London.

2nd Party(s): Robert Hall.

Property: .. fine concerning two meassuages…one cottage..1 dovehouse…one mill…one Hopfield…three barns…three stables…3 gardens…12 orchards…..and 200 acres of land, meadow and pasture.

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MSS.G2 Estate Management and Accounts 1603-1950s

74 Items

Rental papers mostly for the Ledbury Estate, Corringham Estate in Essex and some papers regarding the rental of farms and buildings from the Hazle Estate in Ledbury; Tenancy Papers 1757-1857; Improvements 1773-1946; Surveys 1700s-1857; Tythes and Taxes 1700s-1950 and land sale catalogues 1700s-1950.

MSS.G2 Rental Papers 1603-1916

10 files

Rental accounts and tenancy papers for Corringham Estate, Ledbury Estate and the Hazle Estate.

MSS.754 Corringham 1603 May 16th

paper

Rentals for the half-year at Corringham Estate.

MSS.965(3) New House Rent Roll 1703 - 1799

paper

Rent Roll for New House with alphabetical listing of tenants and some comments on tenants affairs and conduct.

MSS.528 Ledbury Estate and Hazle Farm 1776-1855

paper

Receipts and particulars of the Ledbury estate for 1776, Ledbury Rentals for 1855 and Hazle Rentals for 1854 as well as the income of the Ledbury Estate for 1852.

MSS. 1074(5) Rental Book 1809-1818

paper

Rental book for rents payable to Mr Gonne and Mr Poynder.

MSS.656 Abstract of Rental for the Ledbury Estate 1812-1826

paper

Abstract of rentals including the names of tenants, size of farms and the annual rental values.

MSS.965(5) Rent Roll for Ledbury Estate 1829-1855

paper

Rent Roll principally for the farmland of the Ledbury Estate including occupancy and acreage of the land as well as the annual rental value. This volume includes references to an unidentified map showing the location of the lands.

MSS.1072 (box 1040-1049) Bowling Green Cottage 1833-1834

paper

Correspondence concerning the leasing of the Bowling Green Cottage including an inventory of the household furniture.

MSS.964 Rent Rolls Ledbury Estate 1837-1855

paper

File of rent rolls for the Ledbury Estate.

MSS.636 Rental Audit for the Ledbury Estate 1916

paper

Rental audit for Ledbury Estate for 1916 including tenants names and the rental value.

MSS.G2 Tenancy Papers 1742-1857

5 Files

Collection of papers regarding tenancy on the estate lands, also some papers regarding disagreements and some notices to quit properties.

MSS.519/3 Dispute, Ben Hodges 1742 August

paper

Letter from Francis Biddulph regarding a dispute over a breach of promise with Ben Hodges relating to the terms of the lease of a farm, also contains a letter from a Mr Bright regarding the case.

MSS.405 Agreement, John Preece 1757 April 17th

parchment

Agreement to admit John Preece, son of John Preece of the Brook House, Ledbury [as tenant to] a piece of ground called lower orchard in the occupation of Thomas Pritchett.

MSS.393 Agreement, Ann Hallings 1766 April 21st

parchment

Agreement to admit Ann Hallings, wife of the Reverend Richard Hallings, sister and heir of the late William Skynner, to the messuage called Nordans.

MSS.1025/6 Ledbury Estate Agreements 1819-1832

paper

Small book of agreements with tenants on a range of matters concerning the farms and cottages on the Ledbury Estate, written by John Bibbs [factor of the estate].

MSS.858 Leases and Tenancy 1850-1857

paper

Papers regarding the ending of tenency including some extensions of leases and estimates for work at Hazle Farm and Siddington.

MSS.G2 Estate Improvements and Management 1773-1946

15 Files

Papers including horticultural notes, estate improvements, works books, timber surveys and papers relating to the management of game.

MSS.1074(13) Ledbury Book 1773

paper

Small booklet with some rough notes copied from the Ledbury book [Polsworth Book] including a list of fruit trees at Ledbury.

MSS.Box 1478/11 Ledbury Estate Improvements 1811

paper

Book showing the small improvements at the Ledbury Estate for the year 1811.

MSS.1025/2 Building Repair Book 1815-1817

paper

Small volume containing a list of works to be undertaken at the Feathers Inn, Siddington, the Noad, Vineyard, Heath Farm, Hazle, Argus and other small properties.

MSS.986(A) Ledbury Estate Timber Survey 1817

paper

Very detailed volume of the timber on each of the Estate's lands, meadow by meadow. The volume is indexed by species.

MSS.851 Pies Nest Works 1817-1832

paper

Bills, receipts and plans for work done at Pies Nest Cottage.

MSS.994 Directions for the Culture of the Pine-Apple 1818

paper

Handwritten booklet copied from the original by Thomas Baldwin on the growing of the Pine-Apple plant.

MSS.648 Weekly Works Returns for the Ledbury Estate 1818-1820

file, paper

Weekly returns forms showing the Ledbury Estate farms works [mainly Hazle] including a tally of the livestock, labour used and the volume of butter and milk from the farms.

MSS.1027 Thomas Bibbs Note Book 1818-1832

paper

Note book of Thomas Bibbs [Noad Farm and factor on the Ledbury Estate] containing rough notes on works such as production at Garden Quarry and a small line drawings with measurements of buildings and a list of timber sold in 1832 from the Ledbury Park.

MSS.1043 Thomas Bibbs' Note Book 1821

paper

Notebook of Thomas Bibbs containing and inventory of furniture in the New House, a list of plants in the nursery and notes on building and repair works on the Ledbury Estate.

MSS.1075 Papers Regarding the Gamekeeper on the Hazle Estate 1821

paper

File containing correspondence regarding gamekeeping at Hazle manor including the apointment of John Lane, the bill for enabling owners to authorize persons to preserve and kill game, 1821; a fine against John Lane for killing game illegally; instructions to the game-keeper and a letter of dismissal to Mr Lane; a list of items to be returned from Mr Lane and a warrant for his arrest dated February 1821.

MSS.1075 (a) Game (Hazle Manor) 1823-1831

paper

File containing the appointment of John Skipp as Game-Keeper at Hazle Manor, certification, notes on game laws and an authorisation to allow John Skipp to kill game on other lands.

MSS.641 Siddington Farm Settlement 1822-1823

paper

Settlement containing correspondence and bills relating to the tenancy of the farm at Siddington under the name of Mr Chamberlain.

MSS.1026 Ledbury Estate Repair Book 1840-1858

paper

A small volume containing the yearly costs of repairs to the farms and cottages on Ledbury Estate.

MSS.689 (a-d) Timber Agreements and War Provision 1939-1940s

6 Items, paper

a. 1940s Timber agreements between the Great Western Railway Company and Rt. Hon. Baron Biddulph regarding the felling of timber between Greenway Halt and Ledbury Town Hall and correspondence from H. Lancaster and Co Ltd, Newent for the purchase of timber.

b. Correspondence regarding War Damage Repairs including an inventory of the damage and repairs to the property and a letter confirming the payment of £28 in compensation.

c. Correspondence on a proposed bye-pass at Ledbury and asking permission for a surveyor to enter Lord Buddulph's land.

d. Air Raid shelter provision. Correspondence with The Herefordshire County Council regarding the use of the residence called The Park in Ledbury as a temporary Air Raid Shelter.

MSS.658 Erection of Houses in Ledbury 1840

paper

Papers regading the building of villa style houses in Ledbury including correspondence with the architect, land valuations and papers relating to sewage and drainage.

MSS.576 Kemble Estate 1945-1946

paper

Small collection papers regarding the renting and selling of property at Kemble Estate.

MSS.G2 Surveys 1700s-1857

19 Files

Surveys including Ledbury Estate (1700s); Manor of Newland (1777); Bullen Farm (Mr Cox); Siddington (John Dallimore); Wild House and The Feathers Inn (Charles Taylor); Hall House Estate (Mr Bibbs); Hazle Farm (Mr Barnett); Haffield; Argus Estate (Mr Webb); The Hales (Mr Thomas) and the Vineyard Estste all 1811; Parish Valuation for 1829 and a very detailed valuation of timber for several estates including Bromsberrow, Dymock and Donnington. Hazle Estate, Siddington, Orlern, Wild House Estate, Bullen Estate, Haffield, Stocking Estate, Glencher Mill Grove, Woolpit Estate, Hall House Estate and Noad Estate and Farm from the 1770s.

MSS.365 Hazle Estate nd

paper

Small survey of the Hazle Estate and an account of work done by Mr Winfield. This file also contains: depositions of Elizabeth Stephens widow, aged 98 of Ledbury and Ursula Browne aged 60 wife of Richard Brown of Ledbury in the case of Elton v Wintour and a lease for Eyebridge cottage.

MSS.519/1 Ledbury Estate 1700s

paper

Survey of the size of Ledbury Estate including meadows, pasture land, farms and houses, dating from the late 18th century.

MSS.519/2 Hazell Estate 1700s

paper

Survey of Hazell Estate giving the names of the tenants and the rental value of the lands and houses from the middle of the 18th century.

MSS.1469/21 Newland Manor Terriers 1720-1777

paper

Papers including a terrier for land of Mr Booth in Powick, Worcestershire for 1771; an abstract of Mr Booth's title to Little Newland and a survey of the Manor of Newland for 1777.

MSS.1022 Ledbury Estate 1733

booklet, paper

Survey (including a map reference) of all of the pasture lands, meadows and orchards on the estate including the acreage.

MSS.716 (a) Siddington Farm Survey 1740

parchment

Comprehensive map showing the layout of Siddington Farm in 1740. The survey was undertaken on behalf of Jacob Tonson and shows (in colour) the layout of the farm, the fields and orchards, hopyards, pasture, meadow and forrested lands. The map contains a key giving detail as to the size of the fields and the names of the fields and meadows.

MSS.983 Survey of Timber 1808-1813

paper

A survey and valuation of the timber in several estates including Bromsberrow, Dymock and Donnington. The survey details the size and type of trees (meadow by meadow) along with their value and gives a date for each sale. Estates include Hazle Estate, Siddington, Orlern, Wild House Estate, Bullen Estate, Haffield, Stocking Estate, Glencher Mill Grove, Woolpit Estate, Hall House Estste, Noad Estate. The timber seems to have been the property of William Baker.

MSS.617 Ledbury Estate 1809-1917

paper

Miscellaneous collection of letters including a survey of the Ledbury Estate for 1809; a plan of Eyesbridge cottage from 1825; drawings of plate glass windows and a letter regarding minor alterations to the Church at Ledbury.

MSS.589 Farm Tenure 1810

paper

Farm rental and a survey of the farms under the Biddulph Estate. The documents give details of the farms such as naming all the lands, the rental value and the arrable state of the lands. The farms include: Bullen Farm (Mr Cox); Siddington (John Dallimore); Wild House and The Feathers Inn (Charles Taylor); Hall House Estate (Mr Bibbs); Hazle Farm (Mr Barnett); Haffield; Argus Estate (Mr Webb); The Hales (Mr Thomas) and the Vineyard Estate.

MSS.1469/30 Hazle Farm 1816

paper

Survey of the fields at Hazle Farm including the acreage.

MSS.998 John Biddulph's Lands 1815

paper

A survey of the lands in the posession of John Biddulph in Ledbury, Donnington, Bromsberrow and Dymmock. Correspondence regarding a map by Samuel Harris (1815) and a booklet containing a rough outline of the value of the rents, the quality of the lands and the state of the outbuildings.

MSS.646 Ledbury 1819

paper

Collection of bills listing the lands of the tenants at Ledbury including some small plans of the grounds.

MSS.845 Journeys Farm 1826-1845

paper

Papers mostly for Journeys Farm including particulars of the farm such as acreage and some agreements for works as well as a timber agreement for Pies Nest.

MSS.Box g2/40 Parish Comparative Statement 1829

paper

Handwritten comparative statement of the parishes of Ledbury and Southwell including valuations and population statistics.

MSS.867 Ledbury Estate Lease and Survey 1830s-1840s

paper

Correspondence regarding leases of land and a small survey of the lands of the estate from 1844.

MSS.1469/32 Ledbury Estate 1840s

paper

Small pocket book containing rough measurements and drawings of properties on the Ledbury Estate.

MSS.965 (7) Robert Biddulph's Lands 1855

file, paper

Survey of Robert Biddulph's lands in the Parishes of Ledbury and Donnington. This is a very detailed survey of the rental value of the lands including remarks and includes the name changes of some of the lands and farms.

MSS.844 Report on Ledbury Estate 1855

paper

Abstract and report for the lands on Ledbury Estate including the land acreage and rental charges.

MSS.991 Ledbury Estate 1857

paper

Survey of the lands (mainly the fields) on Ledbury Estate. The survey consists of rough sketches of the fields but does not include acreage, tenancy or rental values.

MSS.G2 Tythes and Taxes 1700s-1950

25 Files

MSS. (985) Apportionment of Tythes 1700s

parchment

Early 18th century document relating to tythes and the raising of £200 by some local landowners. The articles of the document are illegible but the corresponding pages relating to the articles give the names of all the landowners in the Parish of Ledbury, the property they own and the yearly value of each estate. It seems that these landowners were charged with raising the money corresponding to the size of their lands. The inventory of places includes the previous and the present owners. The townships include: Wallhills and Faritree, Michell, Leaden and Haffield and Wellington.

MSS.666 Land Tax Book 1756

paper

Notes on the Land Tax value of properties situated in the High Street, the Middle Row, the Homend, the Southend, the Stock and New Street, Ledbury. A list of the tenants is also included.

MSS.730 Tythe Dispute 1779

paper

Dispute regarding the payment of tythes between Benjamin Pritchard Clarke, John Skipp, George Skipp, Phonees Clarke and John Elton pursued by The Earl of Dorset and others concerning lands at two parsonages called the Upper or Over Hall and the Lower or the Nether Hall.

MSS.1074(8p) Rates 1780s

paper

A list of rate payments based on annual income.

MSS.g2/49 Hair Powder Tax 1785-1800

paper

Three receips for hair-powder tax.

MSS.Box g2/43 Cider-Tax Assessment 1785-1803

paper

Small file of tax assessments including cider tax and hair-powder tax.

MSS.M2 Hair-Powder Tax 1795

paper

Leaflet on the payment of hair-powder tax.

MSS.g2/35 Surcharges 1801

paper

List of surcharges imposed on the inhabitants of Radlowe (mainly tax on the use of Horses).

MSS.g2/51 Land Tax Returns 1801

paper

Returns for land tax and the redemption of land tax.

MSS.Box g2/47 Tax Assessment 1804

paper

Tax assessment for the Radlow Hundred.

MSS.842 Estate and Vicarial Tythes 1819-1841

paper

Papers regarding tythes for Hazle Estate, Vicarial Tythes, Rectorial Tythes and various valuations of tythes for estates at Ledbury.

MSS.1071 (b) Borough Assesment 1822

paper

County and Borough assesment for Ledbury.

MSS.1076 Correspondence Regarding Tax 1824

paper

File of correspondenec to John Biddulph regarding tax and the appointment of surveyors.

MSS.596 Ledbury Audits 1836-1840

paper

Ledbury rent and tythe audits for 1836-1840.

MSS.997 Ledbury Tythes Commutation Committee 1837

paper

Booklet containing the rough minutes of the Ledbury Tythes Commutation.

MSS.1478/6 Haffield Estate Tythes 1837

paper

Papers showing the payment of tythes at the Haffield Estate.

MSS.533 Ledbury 1838-1839

paper

Small bundle of letters from Mr Morefield and Mr George Watson written to Mr John Biddulph regarding Tythe payments at Ledbury.

MSS.873(c) Donnington Tythes 1839

paper

Account of tythes at Donnington.

MSS.1469/33 Donnington Tythes 1839-1843

paper

Two assessments for tythes at Donnington Estate and the Woodlands in Ledbury Parish.

MSS.M23 Tithe Rent-Charges 1841-1861

paper

Collection of tables regarding the value of tythe rent-charges.

MSS.847 Income and Property Tax 1842-1851

paper

Papers regarding property tax and income tax including the Southend School and some estates such as Leadon and Haffield.

MSS.843 Estate Tythes 1844-1857

paper

Papers regarding tythes for Hazle Estate, Vicarial Tythes, Rectorial Tythes and various valuations of tythes for estates at Ledbury.

MSS.657 Income Tax Returns 1848-1849

paper

Income tax assessment for the years 1848-1849.

MSS.1045 Tax Assessment 1857

paper

Notices of tax assessment for properties owned by Robert Biddulph.

MSS.1469/18/1-2 Land Tax 1930-1950

paper

Stocks and shares certificates and some material regarding land tax from the 1940s.

MSS.G2 Sale Catalogues 1700s-1950

14 Items

Sale catalogues and papers regarding Great Malvern and Claines; Nether Hall Estate, Holly Mount Mansion and the Bullen Estate.

MSS.1074(7) Great Malvern and Claines 1700s-1948

paper

Particulars of conditions of sale for freehold, leasehold and copyhold estates in the Parish of Claines and Worcester, 1795; a poster advertising the let of a Capital Private Residence at Great Malvern and papers relating to the sale of Malvern House from 1948.

MSS.G2/45 Sale Catalogues 1794-1842

paper

File of sale catalogues and inventories including; Langston House, 1794; freehold estate at Craddock Farm and Bayshal Farm, Herefordshire; the Upper Venn, Herefordshire; stock and effects of John Wall, Herefordshire; The Cross and Whitehouse Estates near Gloucester; lands of Richard Hill in Cradley, Ledbury and Bosbury, 1806; Timber Trees at The Castle and the Moors, Etheridge, 1826; lands of Thomas Poole in Ledbury, 1814; Estate called the Hill Top in Ledbury, 1825; Dymock Farm and Estate, Ledbury, 1826; Freehold Estate called Great Marston in Pencome, Herefordshire, 1828; household furniture of Samuel Redding, 1840; property of Jane Seward, 1828; The Plough Inn, Ledbury, 1842; freehold Estate called Underdown in Ledbury, Bosbury and Munsley and a catalogue of farming stock, implements and other effects, 1813.

MSS.619 Nether Hall Estate 1811

paper

File of papers containing the sale catalogue of the Nether Hall Estate including a bibliography of papers in the study of the New House; particulars of repairs to Colwell School, Herefordshire and a small drawing of the bridge at Siddington and some correspondence.

MSS. G2/2 Nether Hall Estate 1811

paper

Catalogue regarding the sale of the Nether Hall Estate comprising twenty one lots. The papers include a rough map of the lands belonging to the Estate.

MSS.507 Bullen Estate 1814

paper

File of papers including correspondence regarding the sale of land and property to a Mr Miles.

MSS.872 Holly Mount Mansion 1840s

paper

Correspondence from Harriett Woodyatt to her brother John Biddulpfh. The papers concern the finances of Harriett and the selling of Holly Mount Mansion and Estate [Great Malvern] following the death of her husband Thomas Woodyatt. The papers includes the sale catalogue for the Estate.

MSS.M3 Nazing Park Estate 1862 August

paper

Particulars and conditions of a sale for the Nazing Park Estate in Essex containing details of the properties and lands and a map of the estate.

MSS.587/2 Tarlton Farm 1920s

paper

File containing correspondence regarding the sale of Tarlton Farm [sold in 1928] including an inspection of the Estate by Brunton Knowles and Company.

MSS.587/1 Sale of Property 1920s

paper

File containing correspondence with Walker, Martieau of London [Solicitors] regarding the completion of the sale of properties from the Buddulph Estate. The correspondence gives the dates of conclusion and the purchase price while the correspondence includes the sales of Pike House, Ledbury; School and Schoolmaster's House at Kemble; Culkerton Farm; Hailey Farm; house sites at Tarlton and Culkerton; Rose Cottage and Nurdens Holdings at Ledbury Estate.

MSS.587/3 Jackaments Farm and Kemble Estate 1920s

paper

File containing correspondence regarding the sale of Jackaments Farm and Kemble Estate [The Honourable Claud Biddulph] and the Ledbury Park Estate.

MSS.1469/29 Culkerton Farm 1920-1940

paper

File of correspondence regarding the water supply at Kemble Estate and papers relating to the sale of Culkerton Farm to Mr Stanley Holborow Clark.

MSS.587/4 Noad Farm 1925

paper

File containing particulars of the sale of Noad Farm and other buildings. Included in the sale catalogue with colour map and correspondence relating to the sale.

MSS. G2/39 Auction of Household Goods 1949

paper

List of items for sale at an auction of Lord Biddulph's goods held at Gloucester House, Cirencester.

MSS.185(a) Ledbury Park Estate 1950 August

paper

Sale catalogue for the Ledbury Park Estate including photographs of the properties and the lands for sale.

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MSS.G2 Estates Household 1651-1885

20 Items

Recipies and remedies from the 17th to the 19th century and household inventories as well as some inventories of personal estates.

MSS.G2 Recipies and Remedies 1700s-1800s

5 Files

Booklets and loose papers containing recipies and remedies.

MSS.593 Wine and Cake Making Recipies 1700s

file, paper

File of recipies and remedies from the 18th century including recipies for wine, cakes and some remedies for small ailments..

MSS.543 Remedy for Bruises 1700s

paper

Herbal remedy from the 18th century for bruises 'inward and outward' [sic].

MSS.558 (1) Recipe Book 1700s

paper

Booklet containing recipies and remedies dating from the middle of the eighteenth century including recipies for Nuns Biskett, Seed Cakes, Caraway Comfitts and also remedies for ailments such as Convulsion Water, Snail Water, a remedy for Ricketts and a remedy for a cancerous breast.

MSS.592 Recipes and Remedies 1700

paper

File of recipies and remedies from the 18th century including recipies for wine and cakes.

MSS.1030 Recipe Books 1800s

paper

Two volumes (one in an earlier hand possibly from the 18th century) of recipies and remedies including preserves, cakes, comfits and the cooking of joints of meat. The books also contain remedies for various complaints and ephemera such as how to waterproof shoes.

MSS.G2 Inventories 1651-1885

15 Files

Inventories of household goods and some inventories regarding personal estates.

MSS.472 Anthony Biddulph 1651 October

parchment

Inventory of the goods and chattels of Anthony Biddulph.

MSS.1047 William Cocks 1700s

paper

Inventory of furniture from an un-named house under the name William Cocks.

MSS.44 Elizabeth Hall 1708 December

paper

Inventory of the goods and chattells of Elizabeth Hall compiled by Samuel Skinner and Thomas Higgins after her death including a list of her clothes, household good and the estimated value of the estate.

MSS.493 Reginald Pindar 1717

paper

Inventory of the Estate of Reginald Pindar with other papers.

MSS.484 Francis Biddulph 1733 August 8th

parchment

Inventory of the singular goods and chattels of Francis Biddulph.

MSS.489 Margaret Lygon 1737 - 1741

paper

Inventory of the goods and chattels and effects from the house and garden of Margaret Lygon of Hollow Park.

MSS.579 Lists of Cutlery from Ledbury Park 1800s -1900s

paper

Lists of cutlery from Ledbury Park, Kemble House and list of cutlery bequeathed to Michael, Katie and Francis by Katherine Biddulph in 1854.

MSS.Box 1478/1 List of Plated Goods 1800s

booklet, paper

Small booket from the mid 19th century listing some of the plated goods from an unidentified property.

MSS.1039 Bibliography of Ledbury Estate House 1800s

paper

Small book listing the Library at Ledbury Estate.

MSS.1039 (a) Bibliography of Ledbury Estate House 1800s

paper

Small volume listing the Library at Ledbury Estate.

MSS.1039(b) Bibliography of Ledbury Estate House 1800s

paper

Small volume listing the Library at Ledbury Estate.

MSS.620 Inventory of Furniture 1818

paper

Inventory of the furniture belonging to Mrs Biddulph's (house unknown).

MSS.986(B) New House Furniture 1823

paper

Inventory of furniture and goods in the New House, Ledbury.

MSS.861 Bowling Green Cottage 1832-1833

paper

Inventory of furniture at the Bowling Green Cottage; a poster advertising a sale of furniture from Captain Holbrook's house and a list of furniture purchased in the sale.

MSS.984 Kemble House Inventory 1885 January

paper

Very detailed inventory of all goods in Kemble House, Gloucestershire. The inventory was compiled by Brunton Knowles upon the death of the proprietor Miss Anna Gordon and lists all household items room by room including outhouses, stables and gardens.

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MSS.G2 Estate Accounts 1635-1942

89 Items

Accounts for the Hazle Farm 1840-1840; Ledbury Estate1635-1942; Noad Farm 1815-1820 and Wildhouse Estate 1794-1867.

MSS.G2 Hazle Farm Accounts 1840s-1860

2 documents

MSS.860 Bills 1840s

paper

Small file of bills and receipts for Robert Biddulph including plans for a piggery at Hazell farm.

MSS.1030 Cash Book 1854-1860

paper

Volume of daily cash accounts for an unidentified farm (probably Hazle) including mainly a list of labourers and farm hands, their duties and wages.

MSS.G2 Ledbury Estate and Farm 1635-1942

68 Items

Also contains accounts of the Polsworth Estate.

MSS.1009 Account Book 1635

paper

Account book including an account of livestock for the Ledbury Estate,

MSS.966 Account Book 1658-1692

paper

Ledbury estate account book for the planting of wheat, corn and groats.

MSS.981 Polsworth Estate Book 1658-1679

paper

Estate book kept by either Michael or George Biddulph. A very detailed account book most of which is taken up with land rental and values. The book also contains many miscellaneous entries including expenditure on the Tythe Barn for goods and labour at Polesworth, wine recipies, cold remedies and the planting of trees and varieties of fruit growing in the gradens of the house. Other entries include:

Pages 3. An account of Tythes at Polesworth.

Pages 4-77: Extensive lists of households and farms at Polesworth with rental values and the names of tenants from 1657-1669.

Pages 78. Notes on mining of coals and observations regarding particular plots of land with regard to mining and the extraction of clay.

Page 79. An account of Husbandry uses upon severall grounds in Polesworth 1655 and a note on wells dated 1770.

Page 80. An account of houses and lands in Polesworth including the names of tenants and rental value (1664?)

Page 81. An account of lands at Trentshall(?) and Hermitage and a note on the Church levy

Page 82. An account of Husbandry uses upon severall grounds in Polesworth 1655.

Page 82. Observables about my Estate. Observations on tenants (ungrateful and slothful due to his kindness) and notes on leases.

Page 83. Notes on purchases of land (1663-1666) and the renewal of leases also a journey to London.

Page 84. Page on a cider recipe learned (from a stranger in a lodging house at Cambridge).

Page 86. List of tenants, properties and rental values for 1666.

Page 87. List of tenants, properties and rental values for the half-year of 1667.

Page 88-89. Detailed notes concerning Tythes at Polesworth and the parsonage. Also further thoughts on cider making.

Page 90-91. Wine recipies including, Gooseberry, Quince, Cherry, Raisin, Plum, Currant, Grape, Clove anf Gilliflower, also a recipe for stuffing a pig with eels.

Page 92. Wine recipies for Cowslip and Apricot and notes on laying timber in Oil.

Page 93. A note of all the houses in Polsworth that have Rights of Common and notes regarding a Mr John Goode and the payment of Tythes.

Page 94. List of tenants, properties and rental values for 1668.

Page 95. Page of shorthand notes.

Page 96. Notes on improving his lands with the pumping of water into meadowland as well a a remedy for a stitch and a cure for a cold in a horse.

Page 97. Shorthand notes and notes on cider, the planting of poplars at Bancroft and bringing water to meadowlands.

Page 99. Account of properties in and out of Lease at Polesworth including length of leases and names of tenents for 1669.

Page 100. Account of lands and note of coal in the common.

The back of the volume also contains a list of fruit trees in various gardens and includes the varieties for fruit such as apricots, pears, cherries, apples, plumbs and nectarines.

MSS.711 (b) Polsworth Estate Account Book 1679-1695

paper

Volume showing the rental accounts for the Polsworth Estate. The accounts show the names of tenants and the payment of rent as well as writings relating to agreements of tenency. There are also listed some household accounts mainly for the purchase of foodstuffs.

MSS.1000 Estate Accounts 1685

paper

Account book of all the Estates and payments made to the account of Anthony Bidduplh from his estates in Essex, Middlesex and London.

MSS.1469/25 Bills 1700s

paper

Small file of bills for works such as slating at the New House.

MSS.1044 Payment and Receipt Book 1709-1786

paper

Payment and receipt book for the Estate in the name of Mr Bund.

MSS.971 Estate Account Book 1715-1759

paper

Detailed and indexed account book regarding the rental of farms and houses.

MSS.1005 Day Book 1727-1729

paper

Volume containing a daily list of provisions for Ledbury, showing all game, meat and fish and dairy products and what was consumed.

MSS.973 Estate Account Book 1729-1742

paper

Estate account book giving details of works carried out, rents received and taxes paid.

MSS.519/5 Accounts and Miscellaneous Papers 1750s-1801

paper

Small file of accounts and miscellaneous papers including a chandlers account from 1801, list of linen dated 1791 and particulars of the Hales or Haffield Estate.

MSS.972 Estate Account Book 1757-1769

paper

Account book for rents recieved and also some financial information regarding the turnpikes.

MSS.993 Housekeeping Accounts 1769-1772

paper

Daily housekeeping account book for small items and foodstuffs.

MSS.1029 Account Book 1770

paper

Detailed monthly household accounts (possibly New House) showing costs for: Butcher, Wheat, Coal, Butter and Cheese, Chandlery, Liquors, Cider, Tea and Coffee, Fish and Fowl and Wages.

MSS.1024 Household Account Book 1780-1787

paper

Rough accounts relating to household (unidentified) bills with very little detail.

MSS.1008 Wages Book 1786-1791

paper

Daily wages book showing the names of labourers and wages paid for unidentified farm.

MSS.1031 Cash Book 1788-1789

paper

Small cash book showing daily purchases of coals and foodstuffs for Ledbury Estate.

MSS.1074(9) Receipts 1790-1793

paper

Bills and receips covering household goods, daily expenses and personal expenditure.

MSS.524 (2) Receipts 1790

paper

Receipts for work and labour undertaken at various farms and properties in Ledbury, including an account for trees taken from the lands.

MSS.1074(9) Receipts 1790-1793

paper

Bills and receips covering household goods, daily expenses and personal expenditure.

MSS.1478/26 Bills and Receipts 1791

paper

Large file of bills and receipts for the year 1791 including household goods, personal items, repairs and works at Ledbury.

MSS.992 Housekeeping Accounts 1791

paper

Daily housekeeping account book for small items and foodstuffs.

MSS.748 Bill and Receipts 1800

paper

Bills and receipts for Ledbury cloth, wages, garden seeds, carpentry, hats, silk etc.

MSS.1478/9 Account Book 1803

paper

Unidentified account book containing the payment of rents and some estate works.

MSS.748 Bills and Receipts 1804

paper

Bills and receipts including a bill for 134 gallons of Old Sherry.

MSS.748 I and II Bill and Receipts 1806

paper

Bills and receipts for Ledbury including carpentry, linen, nails, labour and goods, cleaning (household goods, post horses and a notice of assessment and allowances on property).

MSS.748 Bill and Receipts 1808

paper

Bills and receipts mainly for clothes.

MSS.748 Bill and Receipts 1810

paper

Bills and receipts mainly for clothing and small repairs.

MSS.748 Bill and Receipts 1811

paper

Small collection of bills and receipts.

MSS.748 Bill and Receipts 1812

paper

Bills and receipts for 1812 including apothecary's bill, wages settlement for Mr Powell, blacksmith's bill and bills for bakery, Iron Mongery, Coals, candles and clock cleaning.

MSS.748(1813) Bill and Receipts (Ledbury) 1813

paper

Bills and receipts for groceries and household goods, some bills for small repairs.

MSS.748(1807) Bill and Receipts 1813

paper

Bills and receipts for groceries and household goods, some bills for small repairs.

MSS.1028 Accounts Book 1813-1815

paper

Indexed account book of the Ledbury Estate farms. The volume shows the payment of rents and works undertaken such as planting, masonry and repairs.

MSS.748(1807) Bill and Receipts 1814

1 bundle

Bills and receipts for groceries and household goods.

MSS.748 Bill and Receipts 1814-1815

paper

Bills and receipts for servants outfits, chandlery, materials, tea and coffee, foodstuffs. Also including a small bundle on property tax, tythes and poor rates for the Parish of Ledbury.

MSS.1025/3 Estate Account Book 1816

paper

Small volume showing accounts for timber, labour, quarry expenses, haulage, postage expenses, labour and rent accounts.

MSS.1025/4 Estate Account Book 1816-1817

paper

Including John Biddulph's account.

MSS.1506 Venison Account 1819 July-1823 August

paper

Venison account showing the number of deer killed and wher the cuts of meat were dispersed.

MSS.965(5) Estate Account Book 1818-1820

paper

Detailed accounts book including purchase of foodstuffs, minor works and even postage.

MSS.647 Workmens Accounts 1819-1820

paper

Collection of accounts for painting work done at New House, Ledbury by Mr Paeke.

MSS.620 Household Accounts 1820

paper

Bills and receipts for household accounts (mainly New House, Ledbury) including mason's accounts and works accounts. Also a long letter written on the state of the British Navy and the 'lamentable' state of the sailors.

MSS.1025/1 Account Book 1820

paper

Small household account book.

MSS.965(4) Estate Account Book 1822-1824

1 volume

Siddington Cash Book for minor accounts.

MSS.1478/27 Accounts 1829

paper

Income and expenditure statement for January 1829, probably for Ledbury New House.

MSS.1053 Daily Cash Account Book 1829-1833

paper

Daily cash account book including (at the front of the volume) a list of subscriptions to various societies and their value.

MSS.999 Cash Account Book 1829-1854

paper

Thomas Bibb's account with Robert Biddulph including payments for taxes, tythes, poor rates and labour on the Estate.

MSS.965 (10) Cash Accounts 1833-1834

paper

Weekly cash account book for Ledbury Estate.

MSS.965 (10) Ledury Estate Cash Accounts 1833-1834

1 volume

Weekly cash account book for Ledbury Estate.

MSS.965 (6) Estate Account Book 1837-1854

1 volume

Daily cash account book including the account of Mr Bibbs with Mrs Augusta Biddulph.

MSS.g2/12 Insurance Certificates 1840-1857

paper

Small file of insurance certificates for properties in Ledbury.

MSS.1478/5 Cash Accounts 1841

paper

Daily cash accounts for works and goods at Ledbury Estate during March 1841.

MSS.865 Valuations 1846

paper

File of mixed stock evaluations and estate rental and receipts.

MSS.854 Estate Receipts 1848-1854

paper

Estate receipts for the rental of properties at Ledbury and the payments of Land Tax.

MSS.996 Works Account Book 1854-1855

paper

Booklet containing details of daily works undertaken, the name of the labourers, where employed and what duties they had completed.

MSS.856 Receipts 1902-1905

paper

Household bills vouchers and receipts.

MSS.853 Farm Accounts 1904-1906

paper

General receipts and bills for the farm at Ledbury including stock and works.

MSS.855 Receipts 1906-1912

paper

File of personal bills and receipts an some regarding works on the Estate including and works on the Vicarage House at Kemble.

MSS.1074(10) Receipts 1907-1909

paper

Bills and receips mainly concerning business matters and works upon the estate.

MSS.873(b) Roofing Account 1908

paper

Account of works and costs for roofing work at Ledbury carried out by Collins and Godfrey, Cheltenham.

MSS.1074(8v) Accounts 1939-1942

paper

Balance sheets for Ledbury Estate and Kemble Estate.

MSS.G2 Noad Farm Accounts 1815-1820

13 Items

MSS.985/2 Farm Accounts 1815

paper

Daily works book for the farm including labour and payments..

MSS.985/4 Cash Book 1815

paper

An account book for items such as foodstuffs and goods for the farm.

MSS.985/3 Noad Weekly Pay Book 1815-1816

paper

Pay book for labour and small works including names and rates of pay.

MSS.985/5 Stock Book 1815-1816

paper

Account of livestock bought and sold as well as farm implements, household goods and grain.

MSS.985/6 Noad Accounts 1815-1816

paper

Settlement of accounts including creditors and debtors, valuation of stock; valuation of dead stock, household furniture, dairy items, houskeeping expenses.

MSS.580/1 Farm Accounts 1815-1816

paper

Accounts including allowances paid to John Biddulph; account of capital advanced; landlords expenses and account of labour; landlord and tenents taxes; debtors and creditors; balance sheet for 1815-1816 and some loose small bills.

MSS.580/2 Farm Accounts 1815 February-1816 August

paper

Accounts including Balance Sheet; weekly list of receipts and expenses; valuation of crops; sundries; labour; housekeeping expenses and produce consumed ; valuation of dead stock and farm implements; valuation of livestock (including the names of the animals and age); tenants bills and tenants taxes

MSS.580/5 Farm Accounts 1815-1817

paper

Balance sheet 1815-1817; labour; sundries 1817 and 1815-1817; livestock; rates and taxes; balance sheet for 1819; allowances; debtors and creditors; balance sheet 1817; balance sheet from Candlemas 1815-Lammas 1816.

MSS.580/3 Farm Accounts 1816 August-1817 August

paper

Accounts including balance sheet; tenants bills; tenants taxes; sundries; housekeeping expenses; debtors and creditors and the valuation of stock.

MSS.580/4 Farm Accounts 1817 August - 1818 February

paper

Accounts including balance sheet and notes on debtors and creditors, allownaces, crops, landlord and tenants rates and taxes, cash received, valuation of stock and tenants taxes.

MSS.580/8 Farm Accounts 1818-1819

1 bundle

Accounts including tenants taxes, tenants bills and sundry papers such as minor bills for 1820.

MSS.580/6 Farm Accounts and Auctioneers Inventory. 1820

paper

General balance sheet; sundries to newhouse; live stock (an inventory of all livestock as well as an inventory of purchases made for the house); hauling; allowances and tenants bills. Also an inventory of items sold at an auction dated 27th April 1820. It appears that all of the livestock of the farm was sold at auction along with farm implements. The inventory contains the names of the purchasers and the price paid per item.

MSS.G2 Wildhouse Farm Accounts 1794-1867

7 Items

MSS.527 Farm Report 1794-1867

paper

Wildhouse Farm report for 1867; receipts, accounts of sundries for Wildhouse Estate for 1818 and 1821 and John Biddulph's account regarding magistry expenses with Messrs Still, Strong and Rackham.

MSS.1025/5 Farm Accounts 1818

paper

Accounts book in the name of Mrs Biddulph showing accounts relating to general expenses, timber, stone raising (Bullen Quarry), lime burning, stone for repairs, post and sundry expenses.

MSS.1052 Cash Account Book 1821-1824

paper

The accounts include wages, works completed, stock, household expenditure and taxes.

MSS.841 Farm Accounts 1838-1844

paper

Farm Accounts including stock reports and receipts for works on the farm.

MSS.Box 1478/4 Farm Report 1841

paper

Report including stock levels, payments and receipts.

MSS.864 Bills and Receipts 1846

paper

Receipts and bills from the Wildhouse and Bullen Estates.

MSS.G2 Maps and Plans 1700s-1929

34 Items

Maps and pland including maps of Kent (1700), Ledbury (1700), Tiptree Hall, The Heath Farm (1800s), Hall House, Ledbury Drainage and Watercourses, Pound Meadow, Nursery Cottage, Eyesbridge Cottage (1825), Lands at Ledbury Estate (1831), Noad Homestead, Ledbury Church and Egloshayle Bungalow (1906).

MSS.1074(2) Maps and Plans 1700s

2 items

Map of the Kent, Sussex, Surry, Middlesex Barke and Southampton, printed by John Garret of London (17th century print) and a map of Germany and France showing towns and battle sites for the troops under the command of the Duke of York (1794).

MSS.G2/III/55 Plan of Ledbury 1700s

paper

Handrawn and coloured map of Ledbury by T Lidiard and dedicated to Michael Biddulph. The maps shows the streets of Ledbury and the major building of the town. The map also has a small note regarding the market dates of Ledbury.

MSS.G2/III/31 Tiptree Hall and Farm 1800s

paper

Groundplan of Tiptree Hall and Farm (Buildings only) showing house, stables, yards, sheep sheds and granary. The plan also has attached a detailed, sectional drawing of the Threshing Machinery within the Granary.

MSS.(680-689) Plan 1800s

paper

Small undated plan relating to the holdings of Mr Martin. The lands are located between Hereford and Bromyard Roads near Plaistow Farms.

MSS.1469/9 Mary Bridge's Land 1800s

paper

Handrawn plan of Miss Mary Bridges land on the Hereford to Worcester road.

MSS.Box 1469/10 Heath Farm 1800s

paper

Handrawn plan of The Heath Farm near Bromsberrow Heath, including acreage.

MSS.1469/1 Hall House 1800s

paper

Small handrawn plan of the Hall House interior.

MSS.800 (c) Drainage and Watercourses 1800s

paper

Plan of Ledbury showing drainage and watercourses.

MSS.1469/12 Hall House 1814

paper

Handrawn sketches of farm buildings at Hall House, Siddington, Noad Farm and Argos Farm.

MSS.1469/13 Noad Farm 1814

paper

Handrawn sketches of Noad Farm buildings.

MSS.1469/2 Ledbury Church 1818

paper

Small handrawn plan of the Centre West Window of Ledbury Church.

MSS.1469/11 Noad Lane 1818

paper

Handrawn plan of the Noad Lane including Noad Homestead showing the bordering lands of William Hankins and John Biddulph (near Donnington Church).

MSS.800 (b) Hall House 1819

paper

Plan of Hall House dwelling house.

MSS.Box 1469/5 Nursery Cottage 1819

paper

Handrawn plan of Nursery Cottage.

MSS.Box 1469/17 Drainage 1820s

3 plans

Professionally drawn plans regarding Pound Meadow and the drainage from the land. One large plan to scale showing houses and gardens with occupiers names a second showing drains and culvery leading to the South Parade and third showing a section of the ditch from Catch Pit near New Street to the top of Phillips Garden at the top of the South East corner of Pound Meadow.

MSS.1469/15 Plan 1820

paper

Plan of a Stewpond in Ledbury.

MSS.1469/16 Wine Cellar 1821

paper

Plan of Wine Cellar at Champion Hill.

MSS.1469/6 Newstreet Cottage 1822 April

paper

Handrawn plan of Newstreet Cottage.

MSS.1469/14 Siddington Farm 1823

paper

Handrawn sketch of Feeding Stalls at Siddington Farm.

MSS.1469/7 Plan of Deer Street 1823 November

paper

Handrawn plan of a proposed Deer Shed.

MSS.Box 1469/4 Eyebridge Cottage 1825

paper

Small plan of Eyesbridge Cottage.

MSS.Box 1469/8 Eyebridge Cottage 1826

paper

Handrawn plan of Eyesbridge Cottage.

MSS.G2/III/54 Ledbury Estate Lands 1831 March

paper

Large scale drawing of the lands at Ledbury Estate showing the names of the fields, the placement of drainage ducts and forestation.

MSS.Box 1469/3 Plan 1833

paper

Handrawn plan of a proposed slaughterhouse at Wildhouse.

MSS.873(f) Plan 1837

paper

Plan of the lower corner of Catherine's Acre, beside the Great Meadow at Ledbury.

MSS.G2/III/41 Plan of Cottage 1841

paper

Plan of cottage showing ground plan and side and front elevations. Produced for R Biddulph Esq.

G2/594 Ledbury Town Ditch 1850-1851

paper

File of plans regarding the town ditch dispute.

MSS.G2/III/65 Ordinance Survey Map 1887

paper

Ordinance survey map of Bromsberrow. 6 inches to the mile (Herefordshire XLII S.W. and Gloucestershire X and Worcestershire LIII). The waterways and ponds in on the map are highlighted in blue ink.

MSS.G2/III/66 Ordinance Survey Map 1887

paper

Ordinance survey map of Preston to Donnington 6 inches to the mile (Herefordshire XLI S.E. and Gloucestershire IX and X). The waterways and ponds in on the map are highlighted in blue ink.

MSS.92 Ordinance Survey Map 1887

Ordinance survey map of Preston to Donnington 6 inches to the mile (Herefordshire XLI S.E. and Gloucestershire IX and X). The waterways and ponds in on the map are highlighted in blue ink.

MSS.800 (a) Plan of Eglehayle 1906

paper

Colour plan of proposed bungalow called Eglehayle.

MSS.G2/III/63 Ordinance Survey Map 1907

paper

2nd edition ordinance survey map of Redmarley Village. No markings.

MSS.1046 Plan of Water Tanks 1915

paper

Plan of water tanks to be situated in Tarlton house.

MSS.G2/III/64 Ordinance Survey Map 2nd Edition 1929

Ordinance survey map of Innerston and Redmarley. Some pencil markings.

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MSS.G2 Family and Personal Papers 1613-1895

84 Files

Papers including Pedigrees 1700s-1895; Diaries including travel diaries relating to the grand tours of Europe 1660s-1822; Passports 1792-1895; Wills 1613-1845; Administration 1772-1808; Poems/Drawings 1700s-1851 and Personal Ephemera 1700s-1896.

MSS.G2 Biddulph Pedigree 1700s-1895

6 Items, paper

Biddulph family tree from Rogerus de Bydulf; the Dandridge family pedigree and some pedigree for the Skinner and Myddleton families (both theses families married into the Biddulph line)

MSS.960 Notebook 1700s

paper

Notebook possibly by Michael Biddulph containing some notes on the Biddulph family pedigree and notes on how to conduct ones life.

MSS.1478/12 Biddulph Pedigree 1800s

paper

Papers relating to the Bidduph family Pedigree including a pedigree from Rogerus de Bydulf, a copy of the Biddulph crest (Staffordshire Branch) as well as the Hereford Branch; a sketch of the tomb of Francis Biddulph from the graveyard at St Martins in the Field; sketch of a monument (possibly also for Francis Biddulph); handwritten obituary for Robert Biddulph from 1772 and a pedigree for the Dandridge family for three generations from 1729.

MSS.514 Biddulph, Skynner and Myddleton 1800s

paper

File of papers regarding the Biddulph family tree as well as information regarding the genealogy of the Skynner and Myddleton families.

MSS.572 Biddulph Inscription 1800s

paper

Metal plate in the form of a lynx used to personalise stationary inscribed with M Biddulph and a small booklet regarding the personal expenditure of Michael Biddulph.

MSS.515 Parish Register Extracts 1820s

paper

Extracts of births, marriages and deaths from the parish registers from 1550 to 1820 regarding the Biddulph family.

MSS.559 Tirrell of Thornton 1895

paper

Pedigree for the Tirrell of Thornton family of Essex including the pedigree of the Tulyard of Wetherden and Houghley families of Suffolk and the Flemmimgs of Essex. The papers also include a drawing of the family coat of arms.

MSS.G2 Diaries 1660s-1822

10 Items

Travel diaries of John Biddulph, Michael Biddulph, Thomas Biddulph and Francis Biddulph on journeys through Europe and Wales. Also the daily diaries of John Skipp.

MSS.558 (2) Skipp, John 1660s-1680s

paper

Extracts from the diary of John Skipp including genealogical observations.

MSS.962 Diary (Unidentified) 1695-1696

paper

Daily diary of an unidentified cousin of the Biddulph family mainly concerning hunting in the area and his daily visits to family and friends.

MSS.563 Folio of Letters 1703-1829

paper

Folio of letters on a range of subjects including; copy of deed granting the Biddulph family pew at Ledbury Church, an account of Biddulph Hall, Staffordshire, rough plan and measurements of the rooms at Ledbury, letter from Thomas Biddulph describing Paris and a small description of Marie Antionette whom he saw at the Opera and some letters from Robert Biddulph written from India.

MSS.959 Thomas Biddulph 1783-1788

paper

Daily diary of Thomas Biddulph including entries from visits to France and Italy.

MSS.948 Thomas Biddulph 1790 July - 1790 September

paper

Diary of Thomas Biddulph on a tour of South Wales. This small diary contains brief impressions of the country and at the rear of the volume some writings and thoughts on literature including Hesiod.

MSS.947 Robert Biddulph 1800s

paper

Dairy (probably that of Robert Biddulph) of journeys through Italy including visits to the Palazzo Collona, the Forum Romanan, the Vatican Museum, the diary records impressions of the major art collections of Italy and some impressions regarding Italian churches and architecture.

MSS.950 Robert Biddulph 1819

paper

Daily of Robert Biddulph while on holiday in France. The dairy contains impressions of the countryside and the French people as well as details of his social life while in France.

MSS.949 John Biddulph 1825 June - 1825 August

paper

Diary of John Biddulph during a European tour including France, Italy,Germany and Switzerland. The diary consists mainly of comments on the journey including places that the family stayed and some comments regarding art and architecture.

MSS.990 John Biddulph 1800s

paper

Diary from the 19th century by an unknown author relating to France and Italy. Mainly observations on towns and villages.

MSS.1003 Francis Biddulph 1822

volume

Diary of Francis Biddulph containing details of his journey through France and Belgium.

MSS.G2 Passports 1792-1895

2 Items

Travel pass for Francis Biddulph and a passport for Michael Biddulph.

MSS.1478/21 French Travel Pass 1792

paper

Travelling pass issued by the Municipal Officer for the District of Dieppe. The pass includes a description of Francis Biddulph.

MSS.721(1) Michael Biddulph 1825-1829

paper

Passport issued to Michael Biddulph and his wife signed by George Canning (Prime Minister in 1827 although the document was signed in 1825) of the Department of Foreign Affairs. The passport contains a physical description of Michael Biddulph and has been endorsed in various places across France, Switzerland and Italy.

MSS.G2 Wills 1613-1845

37 Items

MSS.951 Baker, Andrew 1760

paper

Copy of the will of Andrew Baker of Worcester.

MSS.471 Bayley, John 1720 May

paper

Will of John Bayley of Worcester.

MSS.774 Bayliss, Joseph 1735 June 10th

paper

An extract of the will of Joseph Bayliss of Great Malvern.

MSS.10 Biddulph, Anthony 1717

parchment

Last will and testament of Anthony Biddulph. This will gives a thorough account of the estate and the division of his legacy.

MSS.11 Biddulph, Michael 1749 February

paper

Last will and testament of Michael Biddulph.

MSS.802 Mrs Biddulph's Niece 1735

paper

Letter to Mrs Biddulph from her sister Anne Biddulph regarding her daughter. Also a small will, unsigned and undated written by a child and leaving her goods to her nanny.

MSS.618 Biddulph, Robert Biddulph, Francis 1749 August

2 items

The wills of Francis Biddulph (1749) and the will of Robert Biddulph (1678).

MSS.608 Biddulph, Thomas 1793 July

paper

Handwritten will of Thomas Biddulph bequeathing his lands to his father Michael Biddulph, one years wages and his clothes to his servants and £500 to his valet Robert Cordell.

MSS.300 Brodford, James 1706 January

parchment

Will of James Brodford. The will bequeathes his house (the Noades) and all other property to William Wall of Ledbury and Richard Hill of Dymock with the residue to his wife Elinor and his children.

MSS.768 Brookbankes, William 1705

paper

Last Will and Testament of William Brookbankes of Great Malvern in which he bequeathes a property (in Great Malvern) to his wife and children.

MSS.753 Bund, William 1773 August 14th

paper

The will of William Bund of Wick, St John, Bedwardine, Worcestershire.

MSS.12 (B) Butt, Susanna 1845 March 8th

paper

Copy of the will of Susanna Butt (aunt of Susan and Anne Jones).

MSS.417 Dallimore, John 1767 April

paper

Extract from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of the will of John Dallimore. John Dallimore bequeathed his goods to Francis John Brockhurst and Antipas Church including a property near Malmespool Mill.

MSS.817 Dandridge, John 1783 October

paper

Last will and testament of John Dandridge.

MSS.225 Elton, George 1752 May 27th

parchment

Last will and testament of George Elton of the Nether Hall, Ledbury.

MSS.357 Finch, Hannah 1692 December 20th

parchment

Last will and testament of Hannah Finch of St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex. The will divised her estate in Ledbury to her son Nathaniel Nelson.

MSS.505 Hale, Thomas 1695

paper

Copy of the will of Thomas Hale of Haffield, Ledbury.

MSS.374 Hall, Robert 1762 January

paper

Extract of the will of Robert Hall of Bullen from the Registry of the Prerogative Coury of Cantebury.

MSS.633 Lambach, Mary 1742 April

paper

Last will and testament of Mary Lambach. Robert Biddulph acts as the executor of the will.

MSS.179 Longe, Andrew 1666 February 20th

paper

Last will and testament of Andrew Longe of Ashehouse.

MSS.811 Marshall, Elizabeth 1757

parchment

Last will and testament of Elizabeth Marshall of Great Malvern, aunt to John, Mary, Edward and Katherine Dandridge.

MSS.425 Meek, William 1739 March

parchment

Last will and testament of William Meek. Those named include Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah the daughters of Edward Meek and Richard Meek his second son.

MSS.20 Neede, James 1715 August

parchment

Last will and testament of James Neede of Great Malvern.

MSS.681/2 Pindar, Reginald 1718 November 15th

paper

Last will and testement of Reginald Pyndar of Kempley, Gloucestershire. The will bequeathes the Estate of Duffield to his sons Philip and William when they reach the age of twenty one. He also leaves £50 to his father and mother, £20 to John Skinner of Pickerton and £20 to Henry Poole of Much Malvern. To his wife Margaret he bequeathes his household goods some cattle and his personal estate.

MSS.681/3 Poole, Grace 1755 September 16th

paper

Last will and testament of Grace Polle concerning property and lands in Ledbury.

MSS.177 Sandys, Edwin 1763 September 23rd

parchment

Last will and testament of Edwin Sandys, Canon of the Cathedral of Worcester.

MSS.52 Search, Thomas 1613

parchment

Part of the will of Thomas Search concerning the repair of the Church and payments to Thomas Searchs' cousin John Wise.

MSS.399 Skinner, William 1764 August 18th

parchment

Will of William Skinner of Ledbury and the will of William Skinner of Underdown 'of his farm and messuage ….one occupied with John Dallimore….and Anne Norbury widow and also farms called the Bowens and Argus….all to be sold….property being left to his nieces Ann and Mary Hallings….and his friend Ann Bach of Leominster, spinster'. The executors are Judith Skiner and Mr Bach of Kington and Mr Morton of Redmarley Dabitot.

MSS.371 Skipp, John 1750 January

paper

Last will and testament of John Skipp of Donnington. The beneficiaries are Dinah his wife and his sister Anne Skipp and John Skipp the younger of the Overhall, Ledbury. John Skipp leaves Donnington Hall and the Court to Thomas Pyrke and John and Anne Skipp as well as Stocking and the house at Haffield with all the lands and appertinances.

MSS.1520 Spencer, Edward Sir 1660s

paper

Copy of the last will and testament of Edward Spencer of Boston, Middlesex, Knight.

MSS.1521 Interrogatories 1660s

paper

Interrogatories regarding the last will and testament of Edward Spencer of Boston, Knight. The interrogatories refer to a complaint made by Richard Spencer and Edward Spencer (his son) against Robert , Earl of Sunderland.

MSS.360 Tonson, Jacob 1735 December 2nd

parchment

The will of Jacob Tonson of London. He bequeathes his Estate in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire to Jacob Tonson, the son of his late nephew Jacob Tonson.

MSS.57 Trist, John 1721 February 16th

Will of John Trist of Hereford..his brother William of the Middle Temple left £500 to be laid in trust for their brother Richard (since deceased)…money left to his own daughter Jane and leaves her in the care of his brother in law Herbert Rudhale, Westfaling and Francis Biddulph of Hereford.

MSS.46 Trist, Mary 1690

parchment

Last will and testament of Mary Trist of the city of Hereford

MSS.681/1 Twinburgh, Thomas 1753 March 9th

paper

Last will and testament of Thomas Twinburgh of Great Malvern. The will concerns his estates at Gifford, Hiler and Worrocks which he bequeathes to his sons Thomas, James and John.

MSS.323 Yate, Walter 1745 April

paper

Last will and testament of Walter Yate in which he bequeathes his estate to Richard Newton, Principal of the Hertford College, Richard Nanfan of Upperwick and Robert Biddulph of Ledbury.

MSS.G2 Administration 1382-1808

8 Items

Papers regarding the account of Robert Biddulph's Estate after his death and the appointment of trustees for the marriage between Sir David Gordon and Anne Biddulph. Papers regarding the settlement of the estate of Reginald and Margaret Lygon

MSS.1519 Computatus 1382

parchment, latin

Accounts of John Lefchild (possibly a bayliff).

MSS.1004 Account of Robert Biddulph's Estate 1772

paper

Small book containing an account of Robert Biddulph's estate after his death.

MSS.206 Appointment of Trustees 1809 March 8th

parchment

Consideration: £12000

Appointment of the trustees and Declaration of the Trust concerning the marriage settlement of Sir David Gordon and Ann Gordon (nee Biddulph).

MSS.498 Personal Estate of Mr Lygon 1733 June

paper

Papers concerning Mr Lygon's debts; requests for various articles to be given away; details and the articles of the marriage between Francis Biddulph and Margaret Pyndar; a schedule of writings concerning Corbyn Lygon's will and particulars of the goods sold (1734-1736); letters from Reginald Lygon to J Witherstone and memorandums on the marriage settlement with clauses between Francis Biddulph and Margaret Pynder

MSS.499 Personal Estate 1734-1735

paper

Particulars of Margaret Lygon's estate including details of the settlement of Mr Lygon and a list of the linen left at Madresfield Estate.

MSS.497 Accounts of Margaret Lygon 1739

paper

Bills and accounts relating to the estate of Margaret Lygon including an apothecaries account.

MSS.485 Margaret Lygon 1740 - 1742

paper

Papers regarding the settlement of the Estate of Margaret Lygon. The papers also include a copy of her will and letters and bonds to Francis Biddulph and Reginald Lygon.

MSS.486 Margaret Lygon 1740 - 1742

paper

Papers regarding the settlement of the estate of Margaret Lygon.

MSS.G2 Poems/Drawings 1700s-1851

11 Items

Poems and drawings.

MSS.519/7 Drawing of a Townhouse 1700s

paper

Small pencil drawing of an unidentified townhouse.

MSS.614 Papers Regarding Robert Biddulph's Return to Ledbury 1700s-1800s

paper

File of miscellaneous poems, writing and cuttings including a poem written on the occasion of a dinner at the Feathers Inn, Ledbury to celebrate the return of Robert Biddulph from the continent.

MSS.Box 1478/16 Poem called Fair Warnings 1710

paper

Printed poem called Fair Warnings, written regarding the threat to the throne by the Stewarts.

MSS.720 (1) Drawing of Ledbury Estate House 1734

paper

Amateur pencil drawing showing Ledbury, possibly the Estate House, in 1734.

MSS.B.C 1074(8r) Ornaments 1787

paper

A list of paintings representing scenes from Shakesperian plays.

MSS.520/6 Poem on Ledbury Church 1800s

paper

Long poem written on Ledbury Church.

MSS.1074(8q) Line Drawing of Tiptree Hall 1800s

paper

Detailed line drawing of Tiptree Hall and Farm, Essex.

MSS.1074(8s) Sketches of the Counties of England 1800s

paper

Request for information regarding the history of the New House for publication in a volume entitled Select Sketches of the Counties of England.

MSS.1049 Drawing of Biddulph Monument 1800s

paper

Watercolour of the monument erected to Elizabeth and Michael Biddulph from the South Chancel wall of St Chads Church, Lichfields. Painted by Miss Prit of Lichfield.

MSS.866 Volume of Poetry 1851

paper

Small volume of poetry copied from Byron, Wordworth and others.

MSS.G2 Personal Ephemera 1700s-1896

12 Files

MSS.1023 Prayer Book 1700s

paper

Small handwritten booklet containing prayers dating from the early 18th century.

MSS.M26 Printed Love Elegies 1700s

paper

Small file of loose papers including printed love elegies by an unnamed author.

MSS.518 Drawings and Cloth 1700s-1800s

paper and cloth

Piece of cloth taken from the Sandwich Islands from the 18th century and also some decorative line drawings for a fire guard and a handbag.

MSS.719 Confirmation of Sacrament 1780-1819

paper

Confirmation of John Biddulph receiving the sacrament in 1819 and a receipt for dressing the hair of Francis Biddulph from1719.

MSS.521(6) Hotel Card 1800s

paper

Card advertising the Hotel De La Post in Villeneuve, France.

MSS.721(2) Magazine Extract 1800s

paper

Handwritten extract from The Gentleman's Magazine on the Life of the Old Countess of Desmond.

MSS.M16 Latin Odes 1800s

paper

Small booklet of Latin odes by an un-named author.

MSS.609 Invitations to Dine with the Dutchess of Kent 1820s

paper

Invitations (to Mrs Biddulph) to dine with the Dutchess of Kent and Prince Leopold.

MSS.1040 School Exercise Books 1824

paper

School exercise books by Thomas Biddulph containing copies of elegies and translations from Greek and Latin classics.

MSS.1002 Queen Victoria's Signature 1830

paper

Book containing the signature of Princess Victoria [later Queen Victoria] who with her mother visited Ledbury Park. Sir John Conroy, equiry to the Dutchess of Kent also signed the book. According to the book Princess Victoria named an Elm tree on the estate that was later blown down in 1916.

MSS.805 Cutting from Guiseppe Garibaldi's Hat 1862

cloth

Cutting from Garibaldi's hat, taken by Lady Gilbert Kennedy. The cutting was taken from Garibaldi's wideawake (hat) when he visited Lord John Russell at Pembroke Hall.

MSS.599 Wedding List 1896

paper

Newspaper cuttings on the marriage of John Biddulph to Marjory Mure including an account of the wedding and a list of the wedding presents.

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MSS.G2 Civic and Public Papers 1708-1948

175 Files

Lieutenancy and Shrievalty (1722-1833); Military and Militia (1798-1855); Parliamentary Acts and Governmental Papers (1821-1916); Politics and Elections (1700s-1851); Common Land and Enclosure (1765-1812); Ledbury Church Papers (1810-1915); Poor Law Papers (1700s-1849); Ledbury Dispensary and Public Health (1775-1929); Education (Ledbury 1708-1940); National Schools (1800s-1842) Charities (1749-1948); Ledbury Fire Brigade (1828-1853); National Charitable Societies (1800s-1854); Events and Societies (Local 1796-1897); Turnpike and Roads (1805-1844); Ledbury Water Supply (1592-1891) and Miscellaneous Civic Papers (1840-1891).

MSS.G2 Lieutenancy and Shrievalty 1722-1833

11 Items

MSS.28 Sheriff's Security 1693

parchment

Document of the terms and conditions regarding the appointment of William Badham as deputy Sheriff including the securing of money as security for the office.

MSS.3 Appointment of Deputy Lieutenant 1722

parchment

Document appointing Robert Biddulph as Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Hereford.

MSS.944 Appointment of John Dandridge as Comissioner 1761

parchment

Letter of appointment on behalf of John Dandridge of Worcester appointing him Commissioner to the Court of Common Pleas in Worcester, Stafford, Hereford and Gloucester.

MSS.1 Letters Patent 1821 February

parchment

Letters patent regarding the appointment of John Biddulph as Sheriff of the County of Herefordshire.

MSS.581 Appointment of John Biddulph as Sherriff 1821

paper

Correspondence regarding the appointment of John Biddulph as Sheriff of the County of Hereford. The correspoondence contains instructions on the procession of the new Sheriff to Hereford, the appointment of javelinemen; a bond for £500 from William Holmes of Poolend, Hereford, and John Harris of Hereford on their appointment as Undersheriffs and John Biddulph's qualification certificate as Sheriff. The correspondence also includes the Sheriff's accounts for travel and clothing and letters of introduction from various businesses.

MSS.4 Herefordshire Pipe Roll 1821

paper

Pipe Roll for Herefordshire for the year 1821. [John Biddulph was Sheriff for the County of Hereford at this time].

MSS.2 Appointment of John Biddulph as Deputy Lieutenant 1822 March

parchment

Certificate appointing John Biddulph as Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Herefordshire.

MSS.624/8 Articles regarding the Chief Constable's Salary 1827

paper

Letter regarding the wages of the Chief Constable stating that he must collect and deliver all taxes before payment to him is made.

MSS.511 Queen Victoria Processional Scroll 1837

paper

Processional scroll showing the order of carriages for the coronation of Queen Victoria.

MSS.566 Sherriff's Expenses 1857

paper

Papers relating to the expenses of Robert Biddulph as the appointed Sherriff of the County of Hereford.

MSS.862(b) Appointment of Robert Biddulph as Deputy Lietenant 1833

paper

Order of confirmation appointing Robert Biddulph as Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Hereford.

MSS.G2 Military and Militia 1798-1855

6 Items

MSS.603 Commission of John Biddulph 1798-1804

paper

Commissions of John Biddulph as a Lieutenant in the Corps of Dismounted Light Horse volunteers and a Major in the Camberwell Infantry.

MSS.Box g2/52 Hereford Volunteers 1805

paper

List of men belonging to the 4th or Captain Jones' Company and a request for a meeting of the Officers of the Ledbury Volunteers at the Feathers Inn, Ledbury.

MSS.961 Herefordshire Long Roll 1826-1827

paper

Small volume containing the Long Roll for the Herefordshire Yeomanry Cavalry.

MSS.521(3) Herefordshire Yeomanry Cavalry Rules 1826

paper

Bill poster showing the rules and regulations for the Herefordshire Yeomanry Cavalry.

MSS.606 Herefordshire Yeomanry Cavalry 1826

paper

Correspondence to Robert Biddulph regarding his commission in the Herefordshire Yeomanry Cavalry and letters from recruits regarding attending the yearly camp. Also contains posters showing the rules and regulations of the Yeomanry, including fines.

MSS.545 Commission of Michael Biddulph 1853-1855

parchment

Two commissions appointing Michael Biddulph as an Ensign [1853] and then a Lieutenant in the Hereford Regiment of Militia.

MSS.G2 Parliamentary Acts and Governmental Papers 1821-1916

2 Items

MSS.859 Parliamentary Act 1821

paper

Notes by John Biddulph on the act to 'Authorise the Exchange of Lands Subject to Trusts for Charitable Purposes'.

MSS.624/6 Defence of the Realm Act 1916

paper

Public poster issued under the Defence of the Realm Act concerning the use of lights and lamps.

MSS.G2 Politics and Elections 1700s-1851

20 Items

Papers relating to local and national politics as well as national events.

MSS.624/4 Royal Prince Charlie 1700s

paper

Poster showing an engraving of Royal Prince Charlie and containing the lyrics to three songs including 'Welcome Charlie O'er the Main' and 'Royal Charlie'.

MSS.(680-689) Manuscript of the Worcester City Council 1700-1730s

32 page volume

Manuscript written by a member of the City of Worcester Council. The first part of the manuscript is an appeal to those considering office on their moral duty and conduct. The second part concerns the history of the City from Roman times and includes references to acts and charters and their relationship to the City such as laws and the establishment of Alms Houses. The third part contains considerations for the running of the Corporation including statutes, election of members, laws and protocol. The fourth part deals with bequests and the money lodged with the Treasury from 1686, this section also includes a list of benefactors and details of their gifts to the City with references to other more detailed volumes. Those named as benefactors include: Mr Thomas Wild, Robert Youle, Thomas White, Catherine Heywood, Thomas Prestwood, Margaret Browne, John Fleet and Mrs Chandler, John Elliot, George Nash, Hugh Attewll, Philip Sturley, Thomas Moore, Lawrence Palmer, John Chappell, John Houghton, Thomas Bonner, Thomas Fleete, Henry Goldsborne, Lewis Randolph, William Moseley, George Sherriff, Mary Warmstrey, Elizabeth Booth, Mary Freeman, Edmund Symonds, William Swayden, Thomas Moore, William Worfield, Thomas Moore, Thomas Powell, John Baker, Edwin Lurdman, William Jolley, Thomas Tomkins, Mary Warmstrey, John Lanbury, Nicholas Archibold, The Lord Coventry, Aldeman Haslock, Thomas Chetle, Mr Inglethorpe, John Worfield, Maurice Miller, Aldman Nash, Thomas Moore, Ann Steyner and John Palmer.

MSS.810 Petition by the Inhabitants of Hanley Castle 1770 June

paper

Petition from the inhabitants of Hanley Castle regarding their common rights and asking Mr Dandridge to seek Council opinion.

MSS.M1 Parliamentary Letter 1780s

paper

Booklet entitled A Letter to the Right Honorable Charles Jenkinson on current political issues within the Country.

MSS.519/6 Election Papers 1790-1850s

paper

Small file of papers regarding elections containing some poems written to the Biddulph's and public bills and posters.

MSS.1469/23 Seizure of Robert Biddulph 1796

paper

Letter regarding Robert Biddulph being seized by the people of Ledbury and then being asked to stand for election and represent the County. His horse was taken from him and he was dragged into the town by the Freeholders.

MSS.1074(8j) Lord Somerville's Address to the Board of Agriculture 1798

paper

Address to the Board of Agriculture by Lord Somerville on the use of the Board's funds.

MSS.M25 Parliamentary Acts 1798

paper

File of Parliamentary Acts regarding the security of the realm and land tax.

MSS.g2/44 Election Material 1800s

paper

Small file of election material including a bill poster with a list of nominations on behalf of Michael Biddulph; a petition by the freeholders of the County of Hereford regarding the appointment of a Whig candidate; lines composed on behalf of Michael Biddulph and a bill poster showing the result of an election in favour of Michael Biddulph.

MSS.520/9 Satyrical Poem Regarding Elections 1800s

paper

Satyrical poem regarding the candidates standing for an election.

MSS.546 Election Addresses 1802

paper

File of election material regarding Michael Biddulph standing against a Mr Cotterill. The file includes small poems written in praise of Michael Biddulph, an address by the yeomanry of Hereford to Michael Biddulph and an address by Cotterill to the freeholders of Hereford.

MSS.g2/48 Meeting regarding the Imposition of Cider Duty 1805

paper

Details of a meeting of Cider Dealers held in Worcester regading the imposition of an additional duty.

MSS.624/5 Cider-Act 1818

paper

Public poster showing the copy of a letter praising the repeal of the Cider-Act, also containing a song written by the Hertfordshire Society of London.

MSS.1468/4 Proceedings of visit of Joseph Hume M.P. 1822

paper

Booklet detailing the proceedings relating to the visit of Joseph Hume M.P. to Herefordshire and the presentation of a silver tankard as thanks.

MSS.604 Chirk Castle 1826 May

paper

Poster on the conduct of Mr John Biddulph in trying to secure another portion of the Chirk Castle Estate from his aunt and comments on his impropriety. The poster also relates to forthcoming elections where John Biddulph was a candidate.

MSS.624/7 Knights of the Shire 1832

paper

List of voters in the election of Knights of the Shire including place of abode and the nature of their qualifications.

MSS.M5 Details of the French Budget 1832

paper

Poster showing all the details of the French Budget for 1832.

MSS.521(5) Speech Parodying Recent Laws 1833

paper

Speech in verses, parodying recent laws.

MSS.520/5 The Appropriation Clause 1836

paper

Public notice written by a citizen of Hereford on the Irish Church and the appropriation clause [the payment of Tythes to the Anglican Church in Ireland].

MSS.520/8 Circular regarding a speech by Mt T.W Booker 1851

paper

Circular against a speech given by Mr T.W Booker in Ledbury, written by Mr William Jones.

MSS.g2/18 Petition regarding the Local Government Act of 1888 1888

paper

Petition to convene a parish meeting to consider the Local Government Act of 1888.

MSS.G2 Common Lands and Enclosure 1765-1812

2 Items

MSS.(680-689) Common Land Agreement 1765 July 19th

paper

Agreement by William Shey, William Boulter, J Mayfield and others on behalf of Thomas Hobbs and Thomas Woodyatt to lay open the commom grounds and places at Welland including breaking down fences and putting down grass seed. This document also includes a note commenting on the failure of the parties to conclude the agreement and suggesting that rather than bring a legal action a commoner break down the fences quietly. Signed by R Dandridge (attorney at Law).

MSS.645 Bill for Enclosure of Common Grounds 1812

paper

Collection of correspondence, petitions and bills regarding the Parliamentary Act to enclose all common grounds in Ledbury.

MSS.G2 Church Papers 1810-1915

20 Items

Wide range of papers concerning works, allocation of seating and musical events.

MSS.1468/1 Ledbury Church Committee 1810

paper

Report of the Ledbury Church Committee including subscribers for new pews, the new organ and stained glass in the chancel windows.

MSS.g2/23 Ledbury Church Committee Report 1810

paper

Ledbury Church Committee Report for the year 1810.

MSS.591(1) Ledbury Church 1810

paper

Small file of papers including notes on parish relics and the Report of the Ledbury Church Committee for 1810.

MSS.637 Church Inscriptions 1816

paper

One letter regarding the extending of St Catherine's Hospital and a list of inscriptions within the Church including inscription on the bells, measurements of the Church, a list of the Vicars of Ledbury from 1556-1810 and notes on some of the monuments in the Church.

MSS.M8 Vestery Notice for St Giles, Camberwell. 1819

paper

Notive of vestry at St Giles, Camberwell.

MSS.626 Church Repairs 1819

paper

Small collection of correspondence relating to repairs to the Church at Ledbury and subscriptions to purchase a new organ.

MSS.611 Ledbury Church Extracts and Inscriptions 1820s

paper

Papers including a drawing of the cornices of the Church and three drawings of the brass plates in the Church. The file also includes a notebook containing the names of the Vicars of the Church, subscriptions, extracts from the registers, transcriptions of grave stones and transcriptions of plaques and brass tablets. The file also contains notes on the regularity of the postal service to Ledbury [1826] and carriages and fares and also a plan of a proposed extension to St Catherine's Hospital.

MSS.653 Bills for repair to the Church Organ 1820

paper

Small number of letters and bills regading the delivery of the Church organ to the Church at Ledbury.

MSS.1478/20 Service Songsheet 1820 July

paper

Songsheet for a Divine Service at Ledbury Church.

MSS. g2/42 List of Church Wardens 1823-1829

paper

List of Church Wardens from 1823 to 1829.

MSS.662 Works on Ledbury Church 1824

paper

Letters to John Biddulph regarding works on the Church windows and alterpiece. The file also contains some correspondence with a Mr Daniel Saunders and others regarding items for the Church.

MSS. g2/37 Chancery Works at Ledbury Church 1825

paper

Bill for works in the Chancery of Ledbury Church.

MSS.558 (4) Church Committee Report 1825

paper

Ledbury Church Committee report for 1825 including a list of the subscribers for the Church Organ and for the new stained glass windows.

MSS.558 (3) (box G2 1-29) Musical programme for a Performance at Ledbury Church. 1826

paper

Musical programme for a selection of sacred music at Ledbury Church.

MSS.g2/24 Ledbury Music Meeting 1826

paper

Programme for a selection of sacred music played in Ledbury Church.

MSS.860(a) Allocation of Church Seating 1845

paper

Two items regarding the allocation of seating at Ledbury Church.

MSS.1478/13 St Catherine's Chapel Renovations 1850s

paper

List of subscribers for the renovation of the Church and a small report on the state of repairs.

MSS.599a New Burial Ground at Ledbury 1860s

paper

Correspondence to Robert Biddulph regarding a new burial ground at Ledbury and matters of business regarding the burial board.

MSS.634 Confirmation of Church Pew in Ledbury Church 1875-1894

paper

Papers regarding the allocation of a pew in Ledbury Church to the Biddulph family including a bargain and sale and a small map showing the position of the pews within the Church.

MSS.1468/7 Copy of the Hereford Diocesan Messenger 1914 July

paper

Copy of the Journal called the Hereford Diocesan Messenger Volume XVII.

MSS.G2 Poor Law Union 1700s-1849

16 Items

Papers including pay lists, committee reports, correspondence, reports and lists of sunscribers to charitable funds.

MSS.1469/26 Donations to the Poor 1700s

paper

Small file containing list of donations given to the poor and a list of cottages belonging to the parish relief fund from the late 18th century.

MSS.762 Workhouse Rules 1789

paper

Booklet on the rules and bye-laws for the management of the General Workhouse.

MSS.1074 Ledbury Workhouse Rules 1789

paper

Booklet on the Bye-Laws and Ordinances made by the Management of the General Workhouse. The booklet also contains a list of subscribers.

MSS.1071 (a) Poor Law Rates 1803-1839

paper

List of the poor rates granted for 1803 and 1814 including the names, addresses and ammount received by the applicants and an order to convene the Poor Law Committee for covenanting to act.

MSS.g2/5 Poor Law Statements and Accounts 1815-1845

paper

The file contains the statements for 1846; the overseers' accounts for 1826-1845 (non-inclusive); papers for poor law rates (1815); pay lists for March 1834 and December 1826; appointment of guardians of the poor for 1823 and a list of county rates collected for the year 1801.

MSS.1074(3) Poor Law 1819-1837

paper

An address to the Poor Law Committee regarding Mr Owen's Plan (that agricultural and industrial practices should be used together) from 1819; a copy of the resolutions of the Ledbury Poor Law Union regarding subscriptions to the Medical Club [insurance] from 1837 and the first annual report of the Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales dated August 1835.

MSS.M3 Management of the Poor 1822

paper

Published booklet containing eight letters on the Management of our Poor and the General Administration of the Poor Laws. The booklet pertains to the introduction of the system into the Parishes of Southwell and Bingham.

MSS.87(a) Ledbury Union Quarterly Abstract of Accounts 1823-1840

paper

File containing papers of the Ledbury Union including the quarterly abstract of accounts.

MSS. [box 76] Pay List 1825-1843

paper

Bill posters relating to the poor union including pay lists, abstracts of parish statistics and the overseers's accounts.

MSS.584 Ledbury Parish Financial Papers 1828-1829

paper

File of papers relating to Ledbury Parish and the Ledbury Estate including; printed pay list for the poor of the Parish including a list of bastard children (July 1828); borough resolution to build 24 houses to replace those burnt down (May 1829); handwritten comparative status of the Parishes of Ledbury and Southwell (April 1829); accounts of the overseer of the poor for the second part of 1827; note of crops growing on the estate; family monuments account (1828); game account for 5 years ending May 1828; private account for 1828; letter from Mr Brice regarding Mr Biddulph's refusal to grant another lease; parochial rates and tithes for the Feathers Inn and Pound Meadow; School and monument accounts (1829); Ledbury District Committee report from the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge including accounts (1820); circular produced by Mr Harley seeking subscriptions for facilities to produce Unadulterated Family Bread; printed leaflet by the Ledbury Committee regarding the building of ten dwelling houses on the site of the Old Alms House (burnt down in 1796); Leaflet regarding Ledbury Water Works and payment of rates and the Ledbury Rent and Tythe Audit for 1828 showing the names of tenants, arrears and allowances.

MSS.1043 Clothing Fund 1832

paper

List of clothing required for the poor and a list of subscribers to the fund.

MSS.763 Relief of the Poor 1836-1837

paper

File of papers concerning the selling of parish premises for the permanent relief of the poor.

MSS.g2/28 Ledbury Friendly Society 1838

paper

Table showing relief of the sick and the payments given for the children.

MSS.1478/15 Abstracts and Accounts for the Ledbury Union 1839

paper

Three documents including the Ledbury Union Abstract for 1839, notes on the poor and two letters regarding the sale of property owned by the Union.

MSS.631 Ledbury Poor Union Accounts 1839-1845

paper

File containing the partial accounts of the Ledbury Union Charity Fund (1844-1845), a list of thoses recieving relief during candlemas 1839 and letter regarding the admittance of a child into the Ledbury School.

MSS.761 Ledbury Poor Union 1842

paper

Statistical information regarding the Ledbury Poor Union including statements on the building loans for each parish, annual expenditure and annual charges.

MSS.g2/17 Rules and Regulations 1849

paper

Rules and Regulations of the Herefordshire Society for Poor Children, including a lists of the subscribers and apprentices and the resolutions passed and a list of stewards from 1743.

MSS.G2 Public Health Including the Ledbury Hospital and Ledbury Dispensary 1775-1929

15 Items

Papers including subscriptions

MSS.624/2 Subscriptions Notice 1775 March

paper

Poster showing a list of those who subscribed to the establishment of an Infirmary at Hereford.

MSS.Box 1478/14 (i and ii) Hereford General Infirmary Reports 1793-1794

paper

Annual report for the Hereford General Infirmary including board of Governors report; the number of in-patients; general abstract of the state of the patients; an abstract of accounts and a list of the annual subscribers.

MSS.M7 General Infirmary of Stafford Report 1797

paper

Report of the state of the General Infirmary of the County of Stafford for 1797, including a description of the state of patients, abstract of accounts and lists of subscribers and trustees.

MSS.520/2 Guy'y Hospital Diet Sheet 1800s

paper

Sheet showing the diet for patients on a full, middle, low and a milk diet.

MSS.660/2 Ledbury Dispensary Reports and Committee Reports 1825-1842

paper

Ledbury Dispensary Committee Reports for 1825 (first), 1826, 1828, 1832, 1834,1837 and 1842. Rules of the Dispensary for 1834, 1838 (proposed) and 1843. Special committee minutes for July 1836 and some correspondence.

MSS.g2/13 Ledbury Dispensary Resolutions 1826

paper

Resolutions passed at a meeting of the committee in 1826 and an appeal for subscriptions.

MSS.g2/33 Sick Report for Ledbury Parish 1828

paper

Sick report giving the names of those sick and cause of sickness for the parish of Ledbury.

MSS.1077 Board of Health Minutes 1831-1832

paper

Handwritten minutes for the Ledbury Board of Health.

MSS.g2/30 Prevention of Fever 1831

paper

Ledbury Board of Health notice giving guidelines for the prevention of fever in Ledbury.

MSS.1050/1 Leaflets on the Prevention of Cholera 1832

paper

Two leaflets issued by the Physician to the Public Dispensary and by the Ledbury Health Board on the Prevention of Cholera on its first appearance.

MSS.1050/3 Report on Cholera Report Procedures 1832

paper

Report on the procedure for keeping records of Cholera issued by the Central Board of Health, Whitehall including some blank returns forms.

MSS.1050/3 Appointment of Health Board 1832

paper

Privy Council Order to set up a Board of Health at Ledbury (including a list of the Board members)

MSS.1074 (a) Ledbury Medical Club 1836-1837

paper

File on the Ledbury Medical Club (the provision of medical insurance for the labouring classes) including public notices and rates of insurance.

MSS.763/1 Ledbury Dispensary 1837-1838

paper

Booklet of proposed rules for the Dispensary for 1838 and a report of the dispensary for 1837.

MSS.574 Ledbury Cottage Hospital 1928-1929

paper

Small collection regarding trust funds in the names of Miss Jay and Miss Oakley and investments for the Ledbury Cottage Hospital.

MSS.G2 Education 1708-1940

18 Items

Papers regarding education in the town of Ledbury and the District. These papers include school accounts, teachers renumeration, details of charitable trusts, school regulations and some lists of the scholars.

MSS.969 Ledbury School Accounts and Poor Records 1708-1860

paper

Volume in two parts. The first part contains the distribution of the legacy of Mrs Hall to the poor including thirty shilling given to twelve of the poor on All Saints Day as well as a donation of clothing (includes the names of the recipients from 1709-1859). The second part of the volume contains the accounts for Ledbury School from 1709-1860 such as payments to teachers and payments for sundries and works to the School.

MSS.560 Letter Regarding the State of the Charity School 1716

paper

Letter by Anthony Biddulph on the Ledbury Charity School concerning the declining state of the school and referring also to the decline of the broad-cloth trade.

MSS.819 Ledbury School Register 1738-1854

paper

Volume containing the detailed daily accounts of the expenses of the school including rental income from 1738-1744; the 1799 rules for the Ledbury School and the register of children entering the school including comments on their leaving the school dating from 1799-1854. Although incomplete, the register of children from 1827 includes the names of the parents, their occupation and comments regarding the future service of the children.

MSS.577 Ledbury Grammar School Report 1799-1839

paper

Report of the Charity Committee for 1837; committee agreement to appoint Mr Godfrey as Head of the Grammar School, 1845; letter regarding the master's salary and extracts from Land Revenue Records regarding the foundation of the school by Queen Elizabeth and correspondence from Thomas Ballard.

MSS.520/4 Ledbury Girl's School Rules 1800s

paper

Two notices outlining the rules and regulations of the Ledbury Girls' School.

MSS.g2/6 Ledbury Girl's School Rules 1800s

paper

Rules for the Ledbury Girls School for the mid-nineteenth century.

MSS.521(1) Ledbury Girl's School Regulations 1800s

paper

Posters with the rules and regulations for Ledbury Girl's School.

MSS.763/2 Ledbury National School Report 1818

paper

Report of the Ledbury National School.

MSS.655 Correspondence Regarding the Sale of the School 1818-1841

paper

Correspondence with John Buddulph regarding the sale of the National School's land. It was eventually decided to keep the school warehouse, engine house and lock-up shop and sell the remainder.

MSS.965 Rates and Rents 1818-1850

paper

One booklet showing school rents from 1818-1835 and fourteen booklets showing the payment of water rates in the town of Ledbury showing the rates, the names of tenants and their arrears.

MSS.873(a) Ledbury Boy's School Inventory 1828

paper

Inventory of fixtures at the Boy's School.

MSS.624/9 Circular Regarding the Ledbury National School 1829 August

paper

Circular on the progress of the Ledbury National School after the passing of eleven years.

MSS.g2/7 Ledbury National Schools Report 1835

paper

The report also includes the treasurer's report for 1862.

MSS.520/3 Notice to Schoolchildren 1841

paper

Notice by Mr Biddulph directing children to bring their food with them to the School.

MSS.639 Appointment of New Mistress 1841

paper

Collection of letters regarding the appointment of a new mistress at the Ledbury National School and further letters regarding the removal of a monument dedicated to Mr Dandridge from the Church.

MSS.846 Charity School Bills and Receipts 1857-1858

paper

Recipts and bills for the Ledbury Charity School including bills for mason's work, glazing, books and coals.

MSS.840 Ledbury Educational Committee 1910-1930

paper

File of correspondence regarding the Ledbury Educational Committee.

MSS.621 Ledbury School 1930-1940

paper

File of papers relating to Ledbury School including correspondence regarding the fixing of a board outside the school and letters regarding the Elizabeth Hall Trust.

MSS.G2 National Schools 1800s-1842

4 Items

School prospectuses and national education plans; a report for the London Free School for 1812; some items from Royal Victoria British School in Westminster and a prospectus for Chester School for 1842.

MSS.g2/36 Education Plan 1800s

paper

Mrs Dalgety's education plan showing the daily lessons given to schoolchildren.

MSS.1074(8d) London Free School Report 1812

paper

Report of the London Free School for the year 1812.

MSS.686 Royal Victoria British School (Westminster) 1840s

6 Items, paper

Advertisement for the Royal Victoria British and Foreign School (Westminster) detailing fees and conditions of the school; an invitation to a public examination of the boys at the School; a letter to Mr Biddulph Esq regarding the resignation of one of the teachers (Miss Dunn) on the grounds of her joining the Congregation of Plymouth Bretheren and asking for the recommendation of another possible candidate for the post; a letter of application for the post of teacher from an E.L Harrison and also a note on the literacy of children in Transylvania.

MSS.1074(8b) Prospectus 1842

paper

Prospectus for the Chester School.

MSS.G2 Local Charities 1749-1948

3 Items

MSS.881 Charitable Foundation Agreement 1749 September 29th

paper

Agreement between Timothy Geers and William Bund regarding the charitable foundation of Mercy Herbert and Mrs Wilberrow Doolitle for the education of 12 children in Bedwardine in the County of Worcester.

MSS.1073 Public Notices and Subscriptions 1820s to 1840s

paper

File containing various papers regarding subscriptions to buy Butcher's Row, Ledbury; petitions for the paving of the streets, public notices regarding fines for carts left on the streets and notices to alehouse-keepers regarding their conduct and the enforcement of laws.

MSS.1074(11) Covenants 1948

paper

Forms of covenant for various charities.

MSS,G2 Ledbury Fire Brigade 1828-1853

2 documents

Regulations of the fire brigade and requests for suscriptions.

MSS.g2/50 Fire Engines 1828

paper

Letter regarding the regulations of the fire engines addressed to John Biddulph.

MSS.g2/19 Subscriptions 1853

paper

Request for subscription to the value of £70 for the upkeep of three fire engines and statement of receipts for the subscriptions.

MSS.G2 National Societies 1800s-1854

11 Items

Papers regarding National Societies including journals, reports, subscription requests and printed materials.

MSS.M14 Application for the Blind 1800s

paper

Application for the blind to access funds from the Rev William Hetherington's Charity to the Blind, administered by Christ's Hospital, London.

MSS.1478/8 The Literary Journal 1803-1840

paper

Copies of the Literary Journal from 1803 and the Official Circular of Public Documents and Information from 1840 (mainly regarding poor relief)

MSS.M24 Provision of Clothing for French Prisoners 1759

paper

Incomplete file of documents regarding the provision of clothes for French prisoners of war including a list of subscribers and some of the recipients names.

MSS.M11 Magdalen Hospital 1795

paper

Leaflet showing admissions and discharges

MSS.520/1 The Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys 1829-1838

paper

Papers of the Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys including testimonials from the committee 1829, fourteenth report 1829 and the twenty second report from 1838.

MSS.520/7 British African Colonisation Society 1833

paper

Circular introducing the objectives of the Society with reference to a Colony in Liberia. Also contains the copy of a letter from Elliott Cresson on the settlement and on the establishing of Parishes in Liberia. John Biddulph was the Treasurer of the Society.

MSS.521(4) Sailors' Home 1840

paper

Leaflet on the Sailors' Home, Well Street, London on the value of the institution and requesting funds from patrons.

MSS.1074(8g) Grey-Coat Hospital Accounts 1840

paper

An account of Grey-Coat Hospital for the year 1840.

MSS.1468/5 The Friend of the Africans 1841-1845

paper

Collection of Journals called The Friend of the Africans. The journal looks at emigration, improvements and the abolition of the slave trade.

MSS.M4 Report of the Incorporated Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts 1845

paper

Report for 1845 for the Incorporated Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.

MSS.g2/55 Patriotic Fund 1854

paper

List of subscribers to the National Patriotic Fund.

MSS.G2 Local Events and Societies 1796-1897

19 Items

Papers relating to local; events such as racing , horticultural society events, plays and musical evenings, patriotic and relief funds.

MSS.1478/17 Hereford Racing Calendar 1796

paper

Programme of horse races and entrants for the summer and autumn meetings at Hereford.

MSS.624/3 Crop Yeild 1800s

paper

Poster showing an account of growing Mange Wurzel and the yeild from crops.

MSS.556 Play Bill 1823-1829

silk

Silk bill posters for performances at Ledbury Town Hall of The Rivals, 1826; Therese or the Orphan of Geneva, 1823 and Belle's Strategem, 1829 and other plays.

MSS.g2/22 Ledbury Corn Market Notice 1826

paper

Notice of appointment of William Crees as superintendant of the Corn Market.

MSS.625 Playbill 1834

paper

Playbill for a play entitled Catherine Audley, performed at the Theatre Town Hall, Ledbury.

MSS.521(2) Ledbury Bowling-Green Rules 1836

paper

Bill poster with the rules for the Bowling-Green at the Biddulph's Arms Inn.

MSS.M21 Musical Programe 1839

booket

Musical programe from an unidentified performance.

MSS.g2/9 Herefordshire Philosophical Society Prospectus 1840

paper

Prospectus for raising capital to purchase a site for the erection of a building in Herefrodshire.

MSS.659 Horticultural Papers 1840-1841

paper

File of horticultural papers such as show programmes, allotment rules and regulations and agricultural society prizes (Ledbury).

MSS.873(g) Hereford Society for Aiding the Industrious 1841

paper

Printed address by the Hereford Society for Aiding the Industrious on the question of paying workmen on the Saturday evening as well as the draft of a speech by John Biddulph.

MSS.1468/3 Natural History Society 1841

paper

Fourth Annual Report of the Herefordshire Natural History, Philosophical, Antiquarian and Literary Society.

MSS.g2/10 Society for Promotion of Christian Knowledge Reports 1841-1843

paper

Reports of the Ledbury District Committee of the Society for Promotion of Christian Knowledge for 1841 and 1843.

MSS.g2/11 Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts 1842

paper

Report of the Ledbury District Committee for the Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts for 1842.

MSS.1469/20 Ledbury Agricultural Society 1843

paper

Bill posters of the agricultural society showing prizes for stock and implements as well as prizes for best servants and families not receiving parochial relief.

MSS.520/10 Horticultural Society Bill Posters 1851

paper

Two bills advertising the Ledbury Horticultural and Flower Show including a list of the prizes.

MSS.849 Ledbury Patriotic Fund 1854

paper

List of subscribers to the fund, resolutions for 1854 and list of those present an a meeting in 1854.

MSS.848 (box 760-799) Ledbury Relief Fund 1855

paper

Papers concerning the Ledbury Relief Fund including the distribution of bread and the remainder of the funds for 1855.

MSS.521(1) Playbill 1864

paper

Bill poster for a performance of the King and I and other plays at the Theatre Royal, Ledbury.

MSS.g2/1 Diamond Jubilee Programme 1897

paper

Papers regarding the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria including a programme for a sports day, public meeting announcements and a list of subscribers for a full length portrait of the Queen for the town hall.

MSS.G2 Turnpike 1800-1844

5 Items

MSS.g2/41 Turnpike Order 1800

paper

Order to bring all ditches and watercourses up to the required standard for the proper maintenance of the Ledbury Turnpike road leading to Much Marcle.

MSS.g2/15 Ledbury Turnpikes 1805-1809

paper

Two abstract reports of income and expenditure for the Ledbury Turnpikes for 1805 and 1809.

MSS.(680-689) Plan of Turnpike Roads 1824

paper

Colour plan of the Ledbury Turnpike Roads showing the farms and houses on the roads including a table of distances between the turnpikes.

MSS.1478/3 Ledbury Turnpike Trust General Statement 1842

paper

General statement (account) of the Ledbury Turnpike Trust for 1842.

MSS.850 Closure of Roads 1843-1844

paper

Papers regarding the closure or stopping up of roads at Donnington including the Old Road at Church Field including a small plan of the footpaths between Hall House and Argus Farm in Ledbury.

MSS.G2 Ledbury Water Supply 1592-1891

7 Items

MSS.756 Ledbury Water Supply Conveyance 1592

parchment

Memorandum of an order concerning the conveyance of water in the town of Ledbury.

MSS.1508 Pound Ditch 1800s

paper

Note complaining as the the state of the Pound Ditch described as being in a 'foul and offensive state'.

MSS.1082 List of Donations to Ledbury Water Works 1821-1827

paper

Booklet containing a list of donations and annual subscriptions to the Ledbury Water Works.

MSS.1050/2 Water Courses at the Homend, Ledbury 1831

paper

A sketch of the water courses through Mr Webb's Orchards at Homend in Ledbury.

MSS.635 Solicitors Bills 1835-1838

paper

Items relating to solicitors work carried out over a dispute over the provision of water at Ledbury Waterworks.

MSS.1469/22 Pound Meadow Drainage 1850

paper

Letters from the relieving officer regarding the drain at Pound Meadow and the threat to public health.

MSS.622 Sanitary Inspection 1891

paper

Drawing of manholes (unidentified) and a report on the sanitary condition of underdown house in Ledbury.

MSS.G2 Miscellaneous Civic Papers 1840-1883

10 Items

MSS.g2/14 Post Office Regulations 1840

paper

Small bill poster with rates for postage including colonial and foreign letters.

MSS.g2/16 Ledbury Reading Room and Library 1878

paper

Poster on the opening of exhibitions at the Ledbury Library

MSS.g2/21 Ledbury Loan Exhibition 1891

paper

File of papers regarding an exhibitiom held in Ledbury at various locations including the Feathers Hotel and the Lower Hall including items such as Pictures, Scientific Instruments, Insects and Birds. Also programme of items at an exhibition at the Feathers Hotel.

MSS.g2/20 Ledbury Clock Tower 1893

paper

Request for subscription for the Barrett Browning Memorial, Institute and Clock Tower.

MSS.g2/53 Estimate for New Bridge 1700s

paper

Estimate for a new bridge on the Ford.

MSS.1478/19 Myth Hill and Haw Passage Bridges 1822

paper

Bill poster outlining the advantages and disadvantages of erecting the Myth Hill and Haw Passage Bridges.

MSS.1083 Subscription List 1830s

paper

List of subscribers for a plate to be presented to John James Esquire for his work during the elections at Hereford.

MSS.g2/34 Bill Posters 1863

paper

Bill posters for engravings appearing in the Hereford Journal regarding the confession and execution of William Hope.

MSS.g2/31 Printed Apology in the Case of Tanner v Jackson 1874

paper

Printed apology and correspondence regarding a case of Dr Tanner v The Rev John Jackson regarding a case of malpractice.

MSS.g2/38 List of Toasts 1883

paper

List of toast given at a Demonstration of Foresters and Oddfellows in Ledbury.

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MSS.G2 Business Papers 1798-1821

Hereford and Gloucester Canal (1798-1947); Fishing and Whaling 1700s-1808; Mining 1820-1836; Railways 1800s-1836; Shipping 1790-1800s and the Wool Trade 1714-1921.

MSS.G2 Hereford and Gloucester Canal 1798-1947

30 Items

Papers including maps and plans, papers regarding the selling and leasing of land to the Canal Company and Committee Reports. The Buddulph family invested considerably in the canal and owned lands through which the canal passed.

MSS.632 Agreement 1798 April

paper

Agreement between Michael Buddulph and William Griffith on behalf of the Company of Proprietors of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Navigation; an agreement for Michael Biddulph to sell land for the canal for £200 and a small drawing of the lands (Moat Meadow) on the agreement.

MSS.585/23 Report on the Extension of the Canal 1824 August

paper

Report by the Clerk on the proposed extension of the canal to Hereford including the expense and possible profitability of the line.

MSS.585/17 Offer of Land 1824 November

paper

Letter from John Biddulph offering land at £180 per acre to the Canal Committee; also stipulations regarding the sale such as the provision of drainage and a bridge to allow access to the lands.

MSS.585/2 Land Valuation 1829

paper

Letter asking Mr Biddulph to appoint a person to give a valuation for the lands required for the Hereford and Gloucester Canal.

MSS.585/24 Financial Estimate of Extension to Canal 1829 August

paper

Financial report showing the costs involved in extending the canal from the canal basin at Ledbury to Monkhide Mill in Strettan.

MSS.585/25 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1829-1833

paper

File of miscellaneous correspondence relating to the Hereford and Gloucester Canal.

MSS.585/18 Plan of Lands 1829 November

paper

Small plan showing unidentified land required for the Hereford and Gloucester Canal canal.

MSS.585/11 Committee Minutes 1830s

paper

Undated committee minutes for the 2nd meeting. Resolutions include the proposed purchase of 1000 tonnes of coal for the town and the provision of water to the Canal basin.

MSS.642 Hereford and Gloucestershire Canal Shares and Balance Sheet 1830s

paper

Papers relating to the Hereford and Gloucestershire Canal including: list of applicants for shares (1839); balance sheet (1833,1834,1835); report of the clerk (1832); list of imports and exports for 1834; report of the committee for 1839 and a printed report on the Practicability of Completing the Work dated 1829.

MSS.585/14 Committee Minutes 1830 February

paper

Copy of committee minutes submitted to John Biddulph regarding the provision of the canal to Ledbury and the use of the poor of the town for Labour.

MSS.585/8 Land Valuation 1830 February

paper

Valuation of land by Mr Buchannan for the proposed Canal. The land was valued at £170 per acre.

MSS.585/16 Land Access and Purchase Price 1830 March

paper

Letter from John Biddulph confirming that he give access to his land on the proviso that the canal committee makes a convenient entrance for his tenants. He also comments on the purchase price of the land and the cost to the Biddulph Estate and comments that he fears by the time the canal is finished that railroads will have taken over as the principal means of transporting goods.

MSS.585/15 Purchase of Moat Meadow 1830 March

paper

Letter confirming payment to John Biddulph of £150 per acre for land at Moat Meadow (part of Old Ash field and part of New Ash field), also some observations on providing a road to Moat Meadow.

MSS.585/3 Sale of Land 1830

paper

Letter from John Biddulph offering land at £150 per acre.

MSS.585/20 Report of the Clerk 1832 March

paper

Printed report of the Clerk (Stephen Ballard) on the failure of the project.

MSS.585/19 Damage at Hazle Farm 1830 July

paper

Letter from Joseph Barnett to John Biddulph regarding payment for damages to Hazle Farm during the construction of the canal, also the reply from John Biddulph.

MSS.585/6 Hereford and Gloucester Canal Company Balance Sheet 1832 December

paper

Handwritten balance sheet of the Hereford and Gloucester Canal Company from June to December 1832.

MSS.585/12 Letter Regarding the Extension of the Canal 1833 January

paper

Letter to John Biddulph regarding a committee meeting and the resolutions to be considered at the next meeting, principally considering the importance of extending the canal.

MSS.585/10 Lease of Wharf to Mr Ballard 1833 October

paper

A letter from Mr Stephen Ballard of the Canal Company to John Biddulph regarding the lease of the wharf to Mr Jones, cider merchant, for the erection of a temporary building. Also a works report regarding the cleaning of the Canal and the raising of the Canals banks, reference to a new weighing machine and comments on Mr Ballard's treatise on the Nature of Trees and enquiring whether Mr Biddulph had met a Professor Dewhurst.

MSS.585/7 List of Committee Members 1834 March

paper

List of Committee Members of the Hereford and Gloucester Canal Company

MSS.585/9 Purchase of Pound Meadow 1835 January

paper (includes a colour plan)

A letter from Mr Stephen Ballard of the Canal Company to John Biddulph requesting a piece of land at Pound Meadow to build a house. The letter contains a well drawn map showing boundaries and the owners of the neighbouring lands.

MSS.585/1 Notice of Meeting Regarding Issuing of Shares 1835

paper

Letter giving notice of a meeting of the proprietors of the Hereford and Gloucester Canal Navigation regarding proposals to create 750 new shares in the company.

MSS.585/4 Lease of Land at Pound Meadow 1835

paper

Letter from John Biddulph offering to lease an acre of ground at Pound Meadow as the cost of drawing up the legal papers for a sale would be prohibitive.

MSS.585/13 Appointment of Valuers 1836 March

paper

Letter to John Biddulph regarding the appointment of two persons to value land required by the canal committee.

MSS.585/21 Report on the Completion of the Canal 1838 July

paper

Printed report on the completion of the canal from Gloucester to Ledbury, also contained is a report on the line of the canal.

MSS.585/5 Draft Resolutions 1838 October

paper

Draft resolutions regarding the canal including the formation of a new committee to oversee the completion of the canal.

MSS.651 Correspondence Regarding Works 1838-1839

paper

File of correspondence with Mr Stephen Ballard regarding the canal works, the selling of land and minor disputes with tenants and also a share list for the canal and reports for 1838.

MSS.532 Plan of the Route of the Canal 1838

paper

Small scale plan showing the route of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal along with a printed completion report submitted to the Committee of the Proprieters of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal including a statement of income.

MSS.870 Hereford and Gloucester Canal 1830s-1840s

paper

File of papers including maps; a prosectus for the canal (1838); share certificates; public report for 1838; parliamentary act for 1839 and some handrawn plans of land taken at Moat Meadow.

MSS.876(a) Hereford and Gloucester Canal Raising of Capital 1842-1947

paper

Papers addresed to John Biddulph concerning the raising of capital for the canal including reports to the committee and correspondence, also a statement from the British Transport Commission regarding shares in the company dated 1947.

MSS.G2 Fishing, Whaling and Wool Trade 1700s-1808

2 Files

MSS.516 Wool Trade and Fishing 1700s-1800s

paper

Large file of papers regarding the wool trade and business opportunities; a copy of the Biddulph of Elmhurst family tree from 1375; John Keymore's notes on the fishing industry of Britain including notes on areas; notes on herring fishing and the Dutch trade, the size of fleets and the number of people employed and some notes on curing of fish, transcriptions from Ledbury Church and a pencil drawing of an heraldic Lynx.

MSS.6 Whaling 1802-1808

paper

Correspondence regarding whaling activities including a memorandum on the southern whaling industry such as where the whales are likely to be found, a short note about Staten Island; a transcription of a document giving safe conduct through Chile to Captain John Mudie and his wife after their ship was taken in Falcaluanar; a piece of paper giving latitude and longitude of Southern Islands; notes on weather in India; an extract from Cowley's voyage; a short abstract of the voyage of the Whaler Tom and an account of her capture in Falcagurana; a list of confiscated oils and goods from the boat and a notebook on Chile and some whaling information.

MSS.G2 Mining 1820-1836

2 Files

Papers from the Mexican Mining Association and papers regarding an investment at Llanwistyd Mine, Wales.

MSS.662 Mexican Mining Association 1820s

paper

Note on the committee members of the United Mexican Mining Association and their positions; a journal on transporting coles on railroads and some latitude and logitude readings for various places in Mexico.

MSS.582 Llanwistyd Mine 1835-1836

paper

Correspondence regarding a family investment in a ore mine at Llanwyrtyd in Wales. The file contains accounts for workmen and tools, a list of shareholders in the Welsh Copper Mine with a capital sum of £400 raised; report by John Biddulph on the bore holes drilled at the mine, a lease for the land, working practices of the men and his thoughts on the prospects for the mine, minutes of a meeting held by the shareholders regarding the raising of more capital, letter from John Biddulph regarding a Captain Francis's attempt to poach workmen while surveying the mine and a letter from the said Captain Francis declaring that investment in the mine would be pointless.

MSS.G2 Railways 1800s-1836

3 Items

Papers including Ledbury Railway and the Gloucester and Hereford Railway.

MSS.g2/4 Poem on the Opening of the Ledbury Railway 1800s

paper

Printed poem written to celebrate the opening of the Ledbury Railway.

MSS.988(B) Memorandum Book 1824-1842

paper

Small volume containing newspaper cuttings regarding the construction and opening of various railway lines.

MSS.641 Gloucester and Hereford Railway 1836

paper

Papers regarding the Gloucester and Hereford Railway including the prospectus of the company and correspondence regarding the line of the railway.

MSS.G2 Shipping 1790-1800s

6 Items

MSS.524 (3) Shipping Papers 1790-1793

paper

Papers regarding the ship Berrington where John Biddulph served as Second Officer. The papers include accounts of stores and a sale of goods by John Biddulph and receipts of sales in Calcutta and drawings from the bank.

MSS.524 (4) Shipping Papers 1792

paper

Papers regarding the ship and her voyage to Grenada including goods shipped including £10'000 in Spanish silver and remarks regarding the shipping of other goods.

MSS.524 (1) Shipping Papers 1792

paper

Documents relating to Captain John Biddulph's mastery of the Brig called Nancy. The documents include receipts for goods, payments to seamen, a letter admitting going ashore without leave and the bond certificate for the Brig.

MSS.733 Map of London Docks 1794

paper

Printed map of London Docks from Southwark to Woolwich Reach.

MSS.M12 Shipping List 1794

paper

List of Shipping, tonnage, owners, commanders and consignments lying in unnamed port and the date they sailed to Gravesend.

MSS.M19 Bargain and Sale 1800s

paper

Bargain and sale for wages (blank document) from the East India Shipping Company.

MSS.G2 Wool Trade 1714-1921

2 Files

MSS.945 Account Book 1714-1719

paper

Small booklet with rents received and accounting for unknown goods (probably woolen cloth) sent to London.

MSS.48 Bill for Cloths 1721 October

paper

Copy of a bill sent to the Lord Chancellor from William Kingstone and Francis Biddulph for cloths supplied. The bills ammounts to £1200.

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MSS.G2 Personal Financial Papers 1756-1947

30 files

Papers regarding the accounts of Michael Biddulph, John Biddulph, Lord Biddulph, Mrs Biddulph and Miscellaneous Accounts.

MSS.G2 Biddulph, Michael 1750-1800

5 Items

Personal accounts of Michael Biddulph.

MSS.491 Miscellaneous Accounts and Papers 1723 -1781

paper

Michael Biddulph's booksellers and geographers account for 1781; deed concerning Corringham Estate 1604; the marriage settlement of Francis Biddulph and Anne Bayley; paper regarding the case of Biddulph versus Skinner 1737; money for the poor; papers concerning the Bank's property and the Brookes affair.

MSS.667(1) Bills 1750-1790

paper

Bills and receipts to Michael Biddulph including a bill for Rugby School Bill for 1702, solicitor's bill for 1764 and also and estimate for building four houses at the Nags Head in Ledbury.

MSS.1042 Bank Books 1767-1824

7 booklets

Bank books for Michael Biddulph (1767), John Biddulph (1809-1824) and Robert Biddulph (1781-1795). The books are with the bank Biddulph and Cocks and show the balance of the personal accounts for the inclusive years.

MSS.667(2) Shoemakers Bills 1782

paper

Bills for new shoes and for repairs.

MSS.693 Bills and Receipts 1795-1797

paper

Collection of bills for a large range of works and purchases, mainly for Michael Biddulph including taxes, works done by Jukes [carpenter], clothing, hay, glazing, post horse charges etc.

MSS.526 Undertakers Account for Michael Biddulph 1800

paper

Undertakers account for the buriel of Michael Biddulph.

MSS.G2 Biddulph, John 1756-1845

5 Items

MSS.503 Personal Accounts 1756 -1810

paper

Personal accounts including bills from Coopers of London, Mercers, Benjamin Maoblox, Stables account, and poor law receipts.

MSS.1007 Diaries and Account Books 1782-1820

9 booklets

Small booklets containing a daily diary and the accounts of John Biddulph.

MSS.261 Stocks and Shares 1801-1825

paper

Comprehensive book containing a list of stocks and shares bought for John Biddulph's children

MSS.965 (12) Personal Accounts 1825 June-1825 November

paper

Personal account book of John Biddulph during his stay in France. The papers also include a printed drawing of Lausanne from an exhibition by Henry Aston Barker.

MSS.873(e) Bank Holdings 1845

paper

Handwritten list of banks and holdings in the name of John Biddulph.

MSS.G2 Lord Biddulph 1906-1947

4 Items

MSS.857 Receipts 1906-1908

file

Receipts for Lord Biddulph including bills for the butcher, sadler, carriages and wine and some works on the estate at Ledbury.

MSS.863 Receipts 1909-1910

paper

File of receipts addressed to Lord Biddulph.

MSS.852 Household and Personal Goods 1911

paper

Bills and receipts for Lord Biddulph including wines, restaraunt bills, tobacco, hats and silverware.

MSS.g2/32 Share Certificates 1945-1947

paper

Share certificates issued by Francis, Birch and Christian of London.

MSS.G2 Mrs Biddulph 1945-1947

1 item

MSS.g2/32 Share Certificates 1945-1947

paper

Share certificates issued by Francis , Birch and Christian, London.

MSS.G2 Miscellaneous Financial Papers 1635-1830

15 files

MSS.487 Correspondence 1675 - 1737

paper

Correspondence concerning the Corringham Estate (principally to Francis Biddulph). The papers also include some house and farm accounts, notes on Cornish Sand(?) and notes on the case of Robert Biddulph v William Skinner (what case)

MSS.769 Reciept 1664 June

1 paper document

Receipt for £4400 from Dame Anderson to Robert Biddulph referring to an Indenure of Bargain and Sale dated June 1664.

MSS.296 Receipt 1678 April 1st

paper

Receipt of £20 by Johan Brodford spinster and one of the daughters of the late James Brodford of the Noade.

MSS.488 Receipt 1675

paper

Receipt for 4 shillings for half years duty on Hearths.

MSS.667 Bills and Receipts 1699-1842

paper

Miscellaneous household bills including butcher's account (1807), renta audit for Ledbury (1842), linen and goods (1777), rents (1699), fixed outgoings of the Biddulph Estate (1840) and an undated inventory of goods at Eyebridge Cottage (nd).

MSS.523 Miscellaneous Papers 1700s-1800s

paper

Containing a bill for candles (1800), demand for payment from the County (Poor Rates), and a receipt for £4 to the executors of Michael Biddulph's Estate.

MSS.508 Receipts 1700s - 1800s

paper

Miscellaneous receipts from the 17th and 18th century.

MSS.509 Letters and Accounts 1732 - 1828

paper

Letters and accounts to and from the Biddulph family including a copy of a poem by David Garrick, a letter from Antipas Church regarding the recruiting of men for the militia and some notes on the Joliffe family history.

MSS.1041 Accounts 1752-1763

booklet

Private accounts book including the returns on some investments, un-named.

MSS.970 Account Book 1761-1772

1 volume

Personal and business account book of Francis Biddulph

MSS.804 Receipts 1770-1774

paper

Accounts of wood felled and sold and minor works at Crowle, sold on behalf of Mr and Mrs Holmden by Robert Smith. Also list of gravestones (possible Ledbury Church).

MSS.1043 Bills of Exchange 1805-1817

paper

Miscellaneous bills of exchange.

MSS.1478/10 Account Book 1811-1820

paper

Cocks and Ridges bankers account book for Messrs Biddulph.

MSS.519/4 Accounts 1820

paper

Account of Mrs Biddulph's expenses for Sundries at the Wildhouse.

MSS.862(a) Recipt 1830

paper

Receipt for the payment of £100 and £50 towards the construction of a bridge over the river Severn.

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MSS.G2 Personal and Business Correspondence 1674-1923

58 Files

Biddulph, John; Biddulph, Francis; Biddulph, Robert; Biddulph, Michael; Biddulph, Michael, Dandridge, John, Biddulph, Mrs.

MSS.G2 Biddulph, John 1775-1841

23 Files

MSS.720 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1674-1840s

paper

Correspondence to Michael and John Buddulph (including earlier material) . The file includes bills for minor works and personal items as well as:Small drawing of Bullen Cottage (1822); copy of a Jacobite letter promising to raise an army in England (from the original in Matson near Gloucester); small map og Worfield Orchard, Well Meadow, Hiilly Burnt Lands giving rental value; Store book in the name of Nancy Ship; a list of enumerators for Ledbury Parish for the 1841 cencus; note on buriels at Ledbury in 1843 and 1844; reciept dated 1674 for £ 50 for lands at Donington by Henry Goode. Also a letter from John King to R Biddulph regarding Mr Kings dismissal from the company Messres Higgins Chamberlain in the case of Biddulph v Chamberlain.

MSS.675 Letters from Robert Biddulph and Correspondence Regarding a Libel Case. 1775-1826

paper

Small file of letters to John Biddulph. The contents include a letter from Harrow on his son's schooling and a letter from Robert Middlyton Biddulph to Mrs Gordon regarding a libel case during parlaimentary elections and also a list of particulars of the Vineyard Estate (acreage).

MSS.537 Miscellaneous Letters 1789-1792

paper

Miscellaneous collection of letters written to John Biddulph

MSS.524 (5) Correspondence 1790s

paper

Miscellaneous correspondence to John Biddulph regarding state of affairs at Ledbury and his enquiring after health.

MSS.595(a) Correspondence (Business) 1792-1838

paper

Letters to John Biddulph concerning family and business matters, some written while he was serving on the merchant ship called the Berrington and also letters to John Biddulph .

MSS.550 Personal Correspondence 1797-1852

paper

File of personal correspondence to John Biddulph and Mrs John Biddulph including one letter putting off a dinner invitation at Kensington Palace.

MSS.616 Correpondence with John Lamb 1798-1799

paper

Two letters from John Lambe written from Bombay. The letters contain general thoughts on business and Cornwallis' actions in India.

MSS.1469/24 Correspondence with Thomas Bibbs (Factor) 1800s

paper

File of correspondence including letter from Thomas Bibbs regarding Apple Trees from Germany, account of lands in Ledbury exempt from paying Church Rates and a letter regarding a new road from Cheltemham to Ledbury.

MSS.1080 Noad Farm, Tax, Rates and Tythes 1800s

paper

File of miscellaneous papers including Noad Farm Account for 1820, notes on the valuation of New House, property tax, circular on the Ledbury Water Works on Rates, public notice on Paupers Drinking, Grey Coat Hospital Expenditure, The Act for the Commutation of Tythes for 1836 and Notice of Assesment for New Street, Ledbury for the year 1837.

MSS.530 Correspondence 1810-1813

paper

Letters from John Biddulph concerning family matters, the Estate at Ledbury and the state of his brother Michael's health.

MSS.415 Correspondence with Lord Summers 1811

paper

Correspondence to John Biddulph mainly from Lord Somers regarding the sale of lands including some at Woolpits and Bullen Farm.

MSS.655(a) Correspondence with Mrs Middleton 1814-1828

paper

Large file of correspondence, mainly personal, between Mrs Middleton Biddulph (Bushell Farm) and John Biddulph.

MSS.1078 Ledbury Improvements 1816-1824

paper

File of letters to to John Biddulph regarding improvements at Ledbury and the re-establishment of the postal service.

MSS.575 Correspondence Regarding Tax and Timber Accounts 1817

paper

Correspondence to John Biddulph containing letters regarding land tax and timber accounts for the Estate.

MSS.580/7 Farm Correspondence 1818-1819

paper

Correspondence regarding farms including letter giving the size and annual value of the lands, the farms include Siddington, Hazle, Hall House, Argus, Noad, Vineyard and Hasfield; letters regarding sporting on the farms mostly regarding Noad farm.

MSS.654 Correspondence with Elizabeth Biddulph 1818-1827

paper

Large file of correspondence to John Biddulph from his Aunt Elizabeth Biddulph at Chirk Castle on personal and small business matters.

MSS.1079 Rates and Repairs 1820s-1830s

paper

File of letters regarding to Highway Rates, New House repairs and some valuations of farms and lists of assesment for New Street and Southend, Ledbury.

MSS.1478/25 Correspondence Regarding Fever in Ledbury 1826

paper

Letters to John Biddulph regarding the fever in Ledbury from Mr Selwyn. The letter attributes the fever to the noxious gasses coming from the stagnant ditches and drains of the town.

MSS.1478/24 Correspondence 1826-1841

paper

Letters to John Biddulph from his sister Harriet regarding her husbands (Thomas Woodyatt) will and a letter regarding an account for a band for a ball.

MSS.673 Postal Service 1841

paper

Letters to John Biddulph regarding London Standard Time and the postal service.

MSS.660/1 Correspondence Regarding his sister Harriet's Business Affairs 1841

1 file

Letters to John Biddulph regarding Mrs Woodyatt's business (John Biddulphs' sister) and the selling of some propertues and goods. Also a note of the lands in the occupation of Giles Taylor.

MSS.671 Correspondence with Harrie Woodyatt (his sister) 1841

paper

Letters to John Biddulph from Harriet Woodyatt. The letters concern financial matters including the settlement of debts.

MSS.1511 Sir Abraham Shipman 1912

paper

Article reprinted from the Indian Antiquary, April 1912. Entitled Sir Abraham Shipman: The First Governor of Bombay and written by Coloner John Biddulph

MSS.G2 Biddulph, Francis 1700s-1783

7 files

MSS.1469/28 Correspondence including Bills 1700s

paper

File of correspondence to Francis Biddulph containing some bills and personal letters.

MSS.504 Correspondence on the Haffield Estate 1700s

paper

Letters from Francis Biddulph concerning the particulars of the Hales and Haffield Estate as well as an answer to the Earl of Sunderland (regarding a legal case).

MSS.49 Correspondence on the Fair Tree Estate paper 1730 July

Letter to Francis Biddulph regarding the Fair Tree Estate regarding the Fair Tree Estate and insurance.

MSS.607 Accounts and Correspondence 1772

paper

Page of household accounts for Francis Biddulph.

MSS.601 Correspondence with Robert and Michael Biddulph 1780s

1 file

Small collection of letters to Francis Biddulph from his nephew Robert and brother Michael. Also a letter on the will of Mrs Hall and her bequest to the poor.

MSS.567 Correspondence with Robert Biddulph 1780s

paper

Correspondence to Francis Biddulph from his brother Robert from Naples. One letter describes them having to seek shelter in a Convent.

MSS.1478/23 Correspondence 1782-1783

paper

Letters to Francis Biddulph from his brother regarding the placement of his son Robert in the Navy and a letter from Thomas Biddulph regarding his billeting near Portsmouth where he talks of the Royal George and boarding HMS Victory.

MSS.G2 Biddulph, Robert 1750-1783

5 files

MSS.551 Correspondence (Personal) 1750s-1760s

paper

Correspondence to Robert Biddulph mostly of a personal nature.

MSS.679 Letters and Note Book 1779-1782

paper

Small collection of letters including one from Charlestown (USA) and a small notebook from the early 18th century with notes on Arithmetic.

MSS.506 Letter from New York 1779

paper

Photograph of a letter from Robert Biddulph then in New York dated 1779. The photograph was sent by Mr Marshale of Philadelphia in 1903.

MSS.531 Letters from America 1779-1780

paper

Collection of letters from Robert Biddulph to his father Michael. Written from New York (1779) and Charlestown (1780), the letters concern thoughts on business opportunities, the revolution, action by the British against General Gates' Army and his voyage to New York aboard a British Man 'O' War where, among other anecdotes, they ate Dolphin and had to cut a Whale to pieces to avoid it damaging the boat.

MSS.612 Letters from America 1781-1783

paper

Letters written from America, mainly Charlestown and New York to Francis Biddulph. Letters concerning personal matters and talk of troop actions and movements.

MSS.G2 Biddulph, Michael 1758-1800

15 Files

MSS.494 Correspondence (Business) 1758

paper

Correspondence to Michael Biddulph from Mr Mills regarding the re-valuation of the Joliffe Estate in Staffordshire and the rental of Estate in Staffordshire, Chedleton and Wetley. The account of Thomas Mills for settlement of Estates of the late Thomas Joliffe; letters to Michael Biddulph from William Callow and others regarding Cofton Estate (including a note on fish and fishponds) showing lists of tenants and rents; an inventory of the rooms in the house referring to Mr Keek's Plan (house un-named); bond dated April 1793 between Thomas Biddulph of Cofton Hall, County of Worcester and Thomas Greaves of Birmingahm..watch-maker for £800 for the payment of £400 with interest; a memorandum of leases on Cofton Estate; letter to Michael Biddulph telling of the intention of the owners of the Crookfield Estate to sell the lands; a memorandum of the rents due on the Estate at Michaelmas; the sale particulars of Cofton Hall (1809), Worcester including ten acres and a messuage near Coston Green as well as part of Round Meadow and a messuage called Cofton Richards; also sale particulars of Bittell Manor, Worcestershire (1811) and other land in the parishes of Alvechurch and Kings Norton (with plan).

MSS.495 Correspondence Regarding School Houses 1758

paper

Letters and bills concerning the Manor of Great Bittell, also Mr Joliffes' works account for 1758 and bills for the repairs done at the School Houses at Leek and Coston.

MSS.752 Correspondence Regarding Estate Settlement 1761- 1765

paper

Papers concerning the settlement of the estate of Thomas Joliffe but mainly correspondence with Michael Biddulph.

MSS.816 Correspondence 1762-1765

paper

Two letters from a Mr Edward Combe of Berstead regarding the settling of an account and saying that he has only one shilling to his name, also some comments on Moliere.

MSS.535 Correspondence (Personal) 1770-1793

paper

Large collection of letters (personal and business) written to Michael Buddulph.

MSS.578 Correspondence with Thomas (his son) 1775

paper

Correspondence to Michael Biddulph from his son Thomas. Written from Worcester School the letters contain trannslated poes and latin exercises and general information regarding his schooling.

MSS.534 Correspondence with Michael Handley Regarding his Son 1776-1793

paper

Collection of letters from Thomas Hanley to Michael Biddulph. The letters were written from Mr Hanley's address in London and are mainly concerned with small matters of business and some personal letters, some letters concern the idea of placing Michael Biddulph's son with Merchants in Holland to gain a profession. One letter written in November 1778 alludes to wounds suffered by his son and 'shot taken out of his nose'.

MSS.538 Letters 1778-1786

1 file

Collection of letters written to Michael Biddulph from his sons John, Thomas and Robert(?). At this time it appears that Thomas is in France and Robert is in Italy. Letters from Sienna and Lyon, Marseille and Orlean from Thomas Biddulph to his father Michael. These letters include a description of the Loire and of the Deliverance of Orleans (an annual procession in Orleans) as well as observances on the town and the townspeople. There are also references to Robert Biddulph who appears to be in India at this time.

MSS.600 Correspondence with Robert (his son) 1779

paper

Letters to Michael Biddulph from his son Robert while awaiting to depart for America and letters from Mr Harley regarding John Biddulph (Michael's son) being sent to London under the care of Mr Harley.

MSS.595(b) Correspondence 1780s

paper

Correspondence with Michael Biddulph mainly from his family but also some letters regarding business matters and his estate .

MSS.615 Business Correspondence 1780s

paper

File of business papers and correspondence.

MSS.G2 685 Correspondence (Personal) 1783-1784

paper

Large collection of correspondene addressed to Michael Biddulph. The correspondence is mostly from his brother and mostly for the year 1784. Mostly written from France, Italy and America the correspondence deals with family matters, political issues, business and personal accounts of the places visited.

MSS.562 Correspondence 1785-1792

paper

Letters mainly from Thomas Biddulph to his father Michael. Mainly written from France and Italy and concerning impressions of his travels.

MSS.568 Correspondence with Robert Biddulph (his son) 1786

paper

Correspondence from Robert Biddulph to his Father Michael written from London and dealing with business matters.

MSS.640 Letters 1786-1787

paper

Collection of letters to Michael Biddulph mainly dealing with small matters of business.

MSS.492 Correspondence with Thomas and Francis Biddulph 1788 - 1793

paper

Correspondence to Michael Biddulph from his son Thomas, letters from Francis Biddulph to Captain Biddulph and a copy of the will of Thomas Biddulph regarding Cofton Hall.

MSS.G2 Michael Biddulph 1851-1923

4 Files

MSS.594 Correspondence 1851

paper

Correspondence from Mr George Masefield to Robert Biddulph regarding the town ditch..

MSS.529 Correspondence 1855-1856

paper

Letters written from the Crimea to Michael Biddulph from his brother Robert. The letters mainly concern family matters although these are reflections on the Crimea.

MSS.649 Letter 1856 August

paper

Letter addressed to Liet Robert Biddulph (Royal Horse Artillery) from his friends welcoming his return from the Crimean War.

MSS.1512 Robert Biddulph 1923

paper

Letters of Robert Biddulph from 1779-1783 reprinted from the American Historical Review. This booket contains extracts from the letters written home by Robert Biddulph from his sojourns in America and India (where he followed Lord Cornwallis) and where he made money from Government contracts. The letters were contributed by Violet Biddulph.

MSS.G2 Dandridge, John 1746-1778

6 files

MSS.1001 Cash Book 1746-1756

1 volume

Business account cash book probably belonging to Mr Dandridge.

MSS.1081 Correspondence 1750s

paper

File of letters to Mr Dandridge mainly on small business matters also containing a testimomial regarding the case of Winsmore v Thornelow.

MSS.551 Correspondence 1750s-1760s

paper

Correspondence to Robert Biddulph from Mr Dandridge mostly of a personal nature.

MSS.670 Miscellaneous Papers 1756

1 file

Miscellaneous papers including estimates for a house at Malvern (near the wells) and two small drawings of a house.

MSS.221 (a) Correspondence 1760s

paper

Personal and business correspondance to Mr Dandridge mainly from Henry Cliffe and Samuel Fletcher.

MSS.750 Correspondence 1775-1778

paper

Letters and bonds concerning the business of Mrs Mary Harrison of Kenchester, Hereford including letters between John Dandridge (her attorney) and John Lavender regarding the sale of her estates in Kenchester and Sedgberrow.

MSS.G2 Biddulph, Mrs 1801-1836

3 files

MSS.803 Correspondence 1801-1811

paper

Correspondence to Mrs Biddulph regarding small household accounts such as ironmungery, carpentry and also a letter to Michael Biddulph from Thomas Biddulph regarding his army posting at Causend near Plymouth and a note on lands at Mabley Furlong.

MSS.510 Correspondence 1830

paper

Letters from the Dutchess of Kent's Equerry [Sir John Conroy] concerning her visit with the Princess Victoria to Mrs Biddulph.

MSS.650 Correspondence 1835-1836

papers

Letters from Mr J Devereaux at Ledbury to Mrs Biddulph in London.

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MSS.G2 Legal Papers

Legal Papers including Chancery Court Papers 1635-1720; Magistry and Law Notes 1700s-1828; Bankruptcy Papers 1677-1815;

MSS.G2 Chancery 1632-1720

4 item

MSS.26 Malvern Chase 1632

Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Decree regarding the Malvern Chase. The decree contains conditions for the chase and references to deforesting.

MSS.269 Letter of Attorney 1702 June 15th

parchment

1st Party(s): Giiles Earle of Bedford Walk, London and Elizabeth his wife

2nd Party(s): Samuel Swift of Worcester

Letter of attorney to Giles Earl and his wife to receive the arrears of rent concerning the Manor of Hazell for the value of £1118.

MSS.72 Assignment of Judgement 1705 November 21st

1st Party (s): John Hall of Bullen, Ledbury

2nd Party (s): Richard Amoy of Ledbury, Innholdr; Thomas Cam of Argos, William Skynner of Bickerton, Lawrence Jesse of London, cider merchant

Decree where the judgements is the £6 in silver is to be paid to John Hall.

MSS.412/1 Decree 1720

paper

Decree and papers from the Lord Chancellor regarding the divising of the estate of Samuel Swift. Also papers relating to the Biddulph estate.

MSS.G2 Magistry and Law Notes 1700s-1828

10 Items

Magistry notices for the town of Ledbury and some law notes from the 17th century. The law notes contain an extensive annotation of cases mainly regarding land law and some extracts from standard law texts on 17th century civil law.

MSS.678 Land Law and Inheritance Notes 1700s

paper

Folio of foolscap notes taken from Blackstock's Commentaries on the Law's of England. These notes are probably those of Michael Biddulph.

MSS.1500 Law Notes 1600s

paper

Volume, probably from the late 17th century containing an extensive, indexed listing of points of law. The subjects covered include Baron and Feme (Husband and Wife), Copyhold, Deeds, Estates, Executors, Vendors, Releases and general points of law.

MSS.1501 Law Notes (Cases) 1700s

paper

Volume of indexed law cases from the early 18th century. The volume contains the notes and verdicts on a wide range of cases from land disputes to infanticide.

MSS.982(a) Land Law 1720s-1750s

paper

Small volume containing notes written on land law and land tenure dating from the early 18th century. Most of the notes deal with the legalities of selling and leasing property. The back of the volume contains references to Nelson's abridged Volume 3, Sheppards Abridged and Jacob's Law dictionaries.

MSS.982(b) Notes on Legal Cases 1720s-1750s

paper

Indexed volume of legal cases, some concerning land law. Most of the notes have been transcribed from legal journals and publications.

MSS.557 Magistry Notices 1823-1826

paper

File of magistry notices including levies for abandoning carts in the streets and the fines for setting off fireworks.

MSS.1510 Magistry Notice 1826

file

Bill posters on the regulations regarding the slaughtering of livestock in the streets.

MSS.1074(1) Magistry 1826

paper

Magistry posters including notices to landlords regarding licencing hours and regulations and notices regarding the slaughtering of animals in the streets.

MSS.624/1 Poster 1828 August

paper

Poster for public display listing offences and punishments issued by the Magistrates at Radlow. The punishments included public flogging and transportation.

MSS.1509 Innkeepers Regulations 1831

paper

Bill poster issued by the Magistrates with a list of regulations for Innkeepers.

MSS.G2 Bankruptcy Papers 1677-1815

9 Items

Administration orders, letters of attorney and licences granting freedom.

MSS.55 Letter of Attorney to Take Posession 1677 May 10th

paper

Letter of Attorney to take possession on behalf of Richard Wadley of Hereford, apothecary against Henry Robins… The administration order concerns one messuage and lands in Ledbury Forren.

MSS.56 Letter of Attornay to Take Posession 1677 October 28th

paper

Letter of Attorney on behalf of Henry Robins of Hereford regarding certain lands occupied by George Skipp, Stephen Skinner, Thomas Smith and Anthony Baylis.

MSS.384 Administration Order 1723 January 26th

parchment

Administration order for the goods of Joseph Carpenter of Brompton, Middlesex.

MSS.814 Notice of Bankruptcy 1746 July

paper

Notice of bankruptcy regarding Robert Wells of Worcester, Distiller.

MSS.204 Licence of Freedom 1749 December 22nd

parchment

1st Party(s): Thomas Field of Worcester

2nd Party(s): Creditors

Licence for the freedom of Thomas Field, signed and granted by all his creditors, granting him the freedom to roam should the price for his estate fail to cover his debts.

MSS.362 Administration Order 1754 July

parchment

Limited administration order against Lloyd Owen of London, Stationer, of his goods within an annexed will.

MSS.765 Warrant of Attorney 1758

paper

Raising of a warrant of attorney against Thomas Higgins by John Dandridge for a debt of £292, also a letter concerning the bankruptcy of Thomas Higgins and his absconding before the bailiffs.

MSS.806 Receipts for Money Regarding Bankruptcy 1770s

paper

Receipts between Mr Dale and Mr Bund regarding bankruptcy proceedings against William Taylor, Innholder of Worcester.

MSS.418 Administration Order 1811 December

parchment

Limited administration order for the goods of Richard Browne of Hall Court, Bishops Frome.

MSS.541 Bargain and Sale 1815 June

paper

Bargain and sale of the goods and chattals and crops of Abraham Williams sanctioned by the Sheriff of Hereford. The document contains a list of all the posessions of Abraham Williams to be sold to cover a debt of £600 due to Daniel Lewis including all livestock, bedding, implements and crops.

MSS.G2 Land Claims 1730-1930

2 Items

Claims for land and the securing of rights to lands.

MSS.356/1 Claim for Land 1730-1774

paper

Papers regarding a claim of land in Siddington including New Meadow containing ten acres and claimed by Jacob Tonson.

MSS.628 Legal Case 1791

paper

Case between John Biddulph and William Bridge for securing the lands late in the tenancy of John Bridge.

MSS.G2 Affadavits and Statements 1720-1776

3 Items

MSS.421 Depositions 1720 January

paper

Depositions and examinations of witnesses in the case of William Bullock, Martha Philley and others against Samuel Swift.

MSS.519/8 Statement 1700s

paper

Statement by the Earl of Sunderland regarding a legal case. This document is badly damaged and unreadable.

MSS.674 Affidavits 1776

paper

Affidavits collected regarding the dispute of the will of Thomas Jolliffe and his treatment by Miss Lowe (his neice).

MSS.G2 Legal Case-Papers 1727-1857

13 Items

Papers regarding legal cases concerning wills and small claims. The papers also contain the details of a large legal case concerning the drainage of water at Ledbury.

MSS.496 Legal Papers 1727

paper

Legal Papers concerning the case of Jolliffe v Thomas including costs of the case; also papers regarding Michael Biddulph's case regarding Mr Joliffe's will of 1758 including depositions, accounts, letters and costs for the lawsuit.

MSS.302 Legal Papers 1733 April 4th

paper

Papers of a legal case between Jacob Tonson and Rober Unett and his wife. The dispute regarding a will contains copies from registers regarding the deaths and burial of Katherine Yate of Dymock (March 1710), the buriel of Richard Hill March 1712 and William Wall (February 1716) also the baptismal record of James Brodford 1704 (died 1707), and Elenor Brodford 1706.

MSS.919 Water Rights at Ledbury 1738

paper

Legal papers regarding the water-course at Ledbury and a dispute about the right of the watermen to enter the property of Edward Symond to service the pipes and the yearly payment he was to receive. Edward Symond eventually stopped up the pipes and the dispute arose. The papers also give the full course of the spring into Ledbury.

MSS.813 Indictment of John Galey 1753 May

paper

Indictment of John Galey for perjury regarding the will of Thomas Joliffe. It appears that John Gales attempted to falsify the will in his favour.

MSS.688 Brief for Plaintiff 1776 August 2nd

paper

Brief for plaintiff regarding a case of assault between Michael Biddulph Esq (Plaintiff) on behalf of his servant Mr Freeman against John Meekings and John Holmes (Defendents). The case consisted of complaints at an assault that took place at the Hoppole Inn at Hereford where Mr Freeman was chased and beaten with sticks and staves.

MSS.882 Bill 1773 September

paper

Lawyers bill for drawing up documents principally regarding the sale of an Essex estate to a Mr Tabham.

MSS.643 John Biddulph v Richard Horradaile 1801

paper

Papers regarding a minor legal dispute between John Biddulph and his neighbour Richardson Horradaile of London. The dispute concerned the clearing of ground after building works at Camberwell.

MSS.586 (B) Biddulph v Skipp 1812

paper

Correspondence and Court papers regarding a dispute between Robert Biddulph and John Skipp. The dispute arose over the renewal of a lease for lands that the Biddulph family owned but had been worked by the Skipp family since 1756. John Skipp argued that the land was farm let to his family in 1756.

MSS.629 Estate of Mrs Long 1812

paper

Statements and notes on a legal case concerning the will Mrs Long and a dispute over the trustees of her Estate. Mrs Long was John Biddulph's mother in law.

MSS.627 Reverend Higgins v Thomas Tomkins 1840

paper

Letters and minutes of a pettey session held at Ledbury regarding the killing of The Revered Joseph Higgin's dog. The case is against Thomas Tomkins for killing (shooting) the dog and includes statements by an Elizabeth Davies of Hillhouse and an Esther Webb.

MSS.763 (i and ii) Biddulph v Chamberlain 1851

paper

Legal papers regarding the case Biddulph v Chamberlain regarding drainage in Ledbury which also contains a statement from a Sarah Baker (schoolmistress) regarding the drainage at Pound Meadow. The file also contains a plan of the water-courses in the Pound Meadow.

MSS.763 (Box 800-818) Chaberlain v Biddulph 1857

paper

Papers regarding the legal case of Chaberlain v Biddulph regarding drainage at the Pool Meadow.

MSS.623 Chaberlain v Biddulph 1857

paper

Papers relating to the legal case of Chamberlain v Biddulph regarding a dipute over drains.

MSS.763 (Box 800-818) Chaberlain v Biddulph 1857

paper

Legal case of Chaberlain v Biddulph regarding drainage at the Pool Meadow.

MSS.g2/54 Deposition 1646

paper

Deposition by George Rands following the death of Jane Lerman concerning irregularities in the will.

MSS.304 Depositions 1733 April 4th

paper

Depositions regarding the case of Tonson v Unett comprising 88 pages for the plaintiff and 69 pages for the defendant.

MSS.490 Legal Brief 1737

paper

Legal Brief with depositions from various witnesses in the case of Robert and Francis Biddulph against William and Millberrow Skinner [defendents] concerning the water supply in Ledbury.

MSS.586 (B) Legal Dispute (Lands) 1812

paper

Correspondence and Court papers regarding a dispute between Robert Biddulph and John Skipp. The dispute arose over the renewal of a lease for lands that the Biddulph family owned but had been worked by the Skipp family since 1756. John Skipp argued that the land was bargained and sold and farm let in 1756.

MSS.1469/31 Biddulph v Chamberlain 1837

paper

Papers regarding the legal case of Biddulph v Chamberlain.

MSS.623 Legal Case 1857

paper

Papers relating to the legal case of Chamberlain v Biddulph regarding a dipute over drains.

MSS.627 Rev Higgins v Thomas Tomkins 1840

paper

Letters and minutes of a pettey session held at Ledbury regarding the killing of The Revered Joseph Higgin's dog. The case is against Thomas Tomkins for killing (shooting) the dog and includes statements by Elizabeth Davies of Hillhouse and Esther Webb.

MSS.629 Legal Case 1812

paper

Statements and notes on a legal case concerning the will Mrs Long and a dispute over the trustees of her Estate. Mrs Long was John Biddulph's mother in law.

MSS.643 Legal Dispute 1801

paper

Papers regarding a minor legal dispute between John Biddulph and his neighbour Richardson Horradaile. The dispute concerned the clearing of ground after building works at Camberwell.

MSS.763 (Box 800-818) Legal Case 1857

0a0er

Legal case of Chaberlain v Biddulph regarding drainage at the Pool Meadow.

MSS.763 (i and ii) Legal Case 1851

paper

Legal papers regarding the case Biddulph v Chamberlain regarding drainage in Ledbury. Also containing statement from Sarah Baker (Schoolmistress) regarding the drainage at Pound Meadow and a plan of the watre-courses in the Pound Meadow.

MSS.688 Brief for Plaintiff 1776 August 2nd

paper

Brief for Plaintiff regarding a case of assault between Michael Biddulph Esq (Plaintiff) on behalf of his servant Mr Freeman and John Meekings and John Holmes (Defendents). The case consisted of complaints at an assault that took place at the Hoppole Inn at Hereford where Mr Freeman was chased and beaten with sticks and staves.

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MSS.G2 Miscellaneous Papers 1677-1870

51 files

Volumes, Journals, Gazettes; papers of Arthur Devis; the Ledbury Riot and papers of Thomas Joliffe.

MSS.G2 Miscellaneous Items 1677-1870

37 files

MSS.54 Receipt 1677 May 14th

Receipt Receipt in the names of Henry Robins and his wife Anne regarding Richard Hall of the Middle Temple being the consideration money on the deed of the same date …with bond for the same..£ 90

MSS.602 Notes on Smallpox 1702-1767

paper

Small collection of papers including notes on children suffering from smallpox, copy of the will of Mrs Hall and notes on settling the Estate.

MSS. (Box 680-689) Dr Lad 1705

paper

Letters between Thomas Skyner and Anthony Biddulph of Ledbury. The letters deal with the lease of a property in Ledbury to a Dr Lad in which Dr Lad agrees to take a 21 year lease in Thomas Skynner lays out £150 on the house for restoration. The letter also says that Dr Lad will not deal with workmen himself lest they cheate him.

MSS.221 Receipts and Agreements 1720s

parchment

Receipts and an article of agreement between John Hall and Samuel Swift regarding the purchase of properties and small debts.

MSS.690 Fullfilment of Marriage Settlement 1763 April 1st

parchment with one seal

Fee: £400

1st Party (s): Benjamin Amphlett of Prosteign(?) in the County of Radnor but now of the Parish of Saint Clement Dane uin Middlesex, baker.

2nd Party (s): Thomas Yardley of the City of Worcester, Glover

3rd Party (s): Thomas Brettel of Stourbridge

Part settlement refering to an indenture dated 1656. The settlement is regarding the marriage of Benjamin Amphlett to Ann Yardley and the payment of £100 (out of £400) to Benjamin Amphlett from Thomas Yardley's estate.

MSS.1483 Extract of Letters 1765

paper

Large volume number XX containing extracts of letters from the East India Company based at Fort St George. The letters related to Military and Trading affairs of the East India Company.

MSS.1023 (2) Receipt Book 1770

booklet

Small booklet showing small payments made by a Mr William Curtis to various debtors.

MSS.1470 East-Indian Trading 1777

paper

Two large printed volumes containing letters, reports, thoughts on politics and war regarding trading in the East-Indies from a Court of Directors. Also an extract of the proceedings of the Select Committee of the Council at Fort George containing their reasons for differing in opinion from the Nahob of the Carmatick.

MSS.1074(8k) Miscellaneous Booklets 1777-1838

paper

Booklets on subjects such as; African Colonisation (1833), programme for the opera called Opera Maria Di Rohan (1847), Industrial School for the Peasantry (1838); copy of the Gentlemans Magazine for 1792; Observations of the Letters of Lord Melville and the Rt Honorable George Rose relating to a Naval Arsenal at Northfleet (1810); an Account of the Lock Hospital, London and a copy of Fabulae Selectae by John Gray (1777).

MSS.552 Loan and a Songsheet 1780s

paper

Miscellaneous papers including details of a loan by Mr Dandridge to Mr Watson to purchase a farm at Allfick, two songsheets The Herefordshire Fox Chase and an Historical Song written for the Herefordshire Society in 1785 also a small line drawing of unidentified place.

MSS.186 Marriage Settlement 1784 February 20th

parchment

Marriage settlement concerning William Baker and Sophia Conyers regarding £16000 held in trust.

MSS. g2/29 Almanacs 1794-1826

paper

Folio of Almanacs (single sheets) for Gloucestershite, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

MSS.1074(8a) London Docks 1795

paper

Printed report on a meeting to consider forming a fund for Wet Docks at Wapping.

MSS.M10 Bee Keeping 1795

paper

Booklet on Cottage Bee-Hive keeping

MSS.1507 Instructions for Entering the Bengal River 1800s

paper

Small sheet of paper giving rough instructions to enter the Bengal river including sounded depths.

MSS.1478/22 Miscellaneous 1800s

paper

Wages card converting guineas to shillings; small list of parliamentarians and a pattern for gates from 1825 from the company Porter and Clark, Froombridge Iron Works; notes on the Bishops of Hereford in Ledbury, 1822; letter regarding the parliamentary act for the Monmouth Railway, 1864 and notes for a meeting of the Ledbury National School, 1839.

MSS.53 Letter of William Tryst 1800s

Letter to William Tryst regarding a search in the records of the Kings Bench (possibly land registers), the letter was written by Edmund Brydges.

MSS.M17 Life Assurance Society 1800s

paper

Bundle of leaflets from the Life Assurance Society showing premiums and giving a list of medical referees.

MSS.g2/3 Promotional Material 1800s

paper

Leaflets and flyers for sales and products.

MSS.1074(8e) Patent Lamps 1800s

paper

Leaflet with instructions on how to manage Patent Lamps.

MSS.1074(8f) Coles on Railroad 1800s

paper

Leaflet showing technical features of Locomotive Transport.

MSS.1074(8n) Chemists Leaflet 1800s

paper

Leaflet of Thomas Ash, Chemist promoting an Electric Ring for sufferers of Arthritis.

MSS.1074(8m) Norman Army Muster Roll 1799

paper

Small booklet entitled The Muster Roll of the Principal Officers in the Norman Army Commanded by William the Conqueror, London, 1799.

MSS.1074(8o) Metropolitan Police Candidates Testimonial 1800s

paper

Metropolitan Police Candidates Testimonial (blank form).

MSS.1468/2 Agriculture of the County of Hereford 1805

paper

Book entitled General View of the Agriculture of the County of Hereford. Published for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture by John Duncumb. The book contains a detailed account of farming practices including the State of Property, Mode of Occupation, Implements, Livestock, Gardens and Orchards, Live Stock and Rural Economy.

MSS.597 Establishment of Bank 1816

paper

Papers regarding the establishment of a bank in Ledbury containing rules of a savings bank and published booklets on the establishment of banks at Edinburgjh (1810) and Berwich (1815).

MSS.g2/8 Provident Bank (Ledbury) 1821

paper

Rules and regulations of the Provident Bank for Ledbury.

MSS.1476(b) Ledbury Guide 1824

paper

Two small printed guide books relating to Ledbury describing the 'Picturesque Views and Beautiful Scenery of that Neighbourhood'.

MSS.1074(8l) Prospectus and Bills 1830s

paper

Prospectus of the Wood-Pavement Company, Parlaimentary Bill to ammend Laws in England Relative to Game and an introductory leaflet from a roofing company.

MSS.M22 Transfer of Property 1840s

paper

Booklet on 'Some Existing Abuses regarding the Transfer of Real Property by Public Auction'.

MSS.520/11 Miscellaneous Items 1840s

paper

Small file containing papers on the making of Drain Tiles, Ledbury Turnpike Trust agreement with road repairers (blank), a letter regarding the marriage settlement of a Mrs Johnston and settlement of her estate (1919) and a public circular on the parcelling of allotments.

MSS.M20 Brochure 1841 April

paper

Small brochure of publications available from the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

MSS.M6 Agricultural Improvement 1844

paper

Pamphlet published by I.J. Mechi entitled Letters on Agricultural Improvement.

MSS.1476(c) Agriculture and Commerce 1844

paper

Booklet entitled A Dialogue between A Traveller and a Shepherd on the Subject of Agricultural Commerce.

MSS.866(a) Correspondence 1854

paper

Personal correspondence to a Miss Adelaine Peel from miscellaneous writers, the file also includes some programmes for operatic recitals in London.

MSS.M18 Varna and Crimean Telegraph 1855

paper

Foolscap document on the fortifications of the Varna to Crimean Telegraph including entries by Michael Biddulph on his work there.

MSS.g2/46 Ledbury Scandal Case 1870

paper

Copy of the case of impropriety against the Reverend Mr Jackson of Ledbury. Supplement from the Worcester Herald.

MSS.G2 Journals and Newspapers 1780-1854

7 items

MSS.1478/7 Newspapers 1780-1823

paper

Copies of newspapers including the Gloucester Journal for April 1780; the Morning Chronicle (1823) and the Statesman for 1823.

MSS.1478/8 Journals 1803-1840

paper

Copies of the Literary Journal from 1803 and the Official Circular of Public Documents and Information from 1840 (mainly regarding poor relief)

MSS.1468/6 Newspapers 1818-1901

paper

Collection of Newspapers the Hereford Times (1856 and 1865), Ledbury Reporter (1901) and the Hereford Journal (1818 and 1856).

MSS.1074(8h) The South Australian Govenment Gazette 1843

paper

Copy of the The South Australian Govenment Gazette for October 1842 containing Govermental Acts.

MSS.1074(8c) Journal 1844

paper

Journal called The Labourer's Friend.

MSS.1478/2 Journals 1844

paper

Tha Labourer's Friend (Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes) containing the proceeding of the society and articles relating to schemes and subscriptions for the relief of the working classes.

MSS.1074(8i) London Gazette 1854

paper

Copy of the The London Gazette Extraordinary for October 1854 including an account of the Battle of the Alma and giving the names of the casualties.

MSS.G2 Devis, Arthur 1802-1803

5 items

Papers regarding business dealings between John Biddulph and Arthus Devis

MSS.759 Will 1802 March 19th

paper

Will of Anna Maria Devis, the wife of Arthur William Devis (artist and portrait painter).

MSS.759 (2) Mortgage 1802 March 6th

parchment

Consideration: £700

1st Party(s): Arthur William Devis of Old Bond Street, London

2nd Party(s): John Biddulph of Lime Street, London

Mortage for £700 on the security of the artist's paintings.

MSS.759 (3) Correspondence 1802 December 16th

paper

Arthur William Devis correspondence and papers regarding Mrs Devis' marriage settlement and Mr Crawfords receipt of 5000 rupees.

MSS.759 (4) Assignment 1803 June 14th

paper

Deed of Assignment regarding the marriage between A. W Devis and Anna Maria. The assignment is passed to John Biddulph (more here)

MSS.759 (5) Memorandum of Agreement 1803 November 10th

paper

Memorandum of Agreement Between John Biddulph and Arthur Devis regarding the furniture lent to Mr Devis.

MSS.G2 The Ledbury Riot 1776

paper

MSS.54 (un-numbered) Ledbury Riot 1776

paper

File of papers relating to an assault on Michael Biddulph and his servant upon returning from an election at Hereford. The file contains statements from Michael Biddulph, public apologies [unsigned] by John Derry of Stoke Lucy and a solicitors bill. The incident revolved around a chase made upon Michael Biddulph's servant and an assault where Michael Biddulph was struck on the head with a horse-whip.

MSS.G2 Jolliffe, Thomas 1750-1759

2 items

MSS.677 Bills and Receipts 1750s

paper (poor condition)

Bills for Thomas Jolliffe including household items, land tax and apothecary and butcher's bills.

MSS.672 Estate Account 1757-1759

paper (poor condition)

An account of the rents due from Mr Jolliffe's estates from Thomas Plowman. Two accounts and some loose bills. It would appear that this is an account upon the death of Mr Jolliffe and the debts due upon his estate.

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