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[Caverley document]  Copy Will
On offer is a copy [made about 1815] of the 1768 will of Rev Thomas Yate Caverley 'the Rector of Fawley and Bishop's Stoke in the County of Southampton'.....  It mentions his wife Hester, and daughter Ann Walker.  Manuscript on single large paper sheet, watermarked 1813.  (ref 710/2)  8.00 post-free  Not for export

[Lane document]  Will of John Lane
This is a copy - made in 1790 - of the 1763 will of John Lane of Kingsclere.  The will mentions nephews Thomas Selfe and Joseph Arundell, but he left his house etc to his servant Elizabeth Green.  From the tenor of the will it would seem that Elizabeth died in about 1790 prompting this copy being drawn up.  Manuscript on two large paper sheets.  (ref 99/106) 
12.50
post-free  Not for export

[Merryfield document]  Admission as Copyholder
A 1799 admission in favour of John Merryfield  to 'half a yard of bondland' in Old Alresford, who succeeded his father John Merryfield as copyholder.  Manuscript on parchment, size about 12"x6".  (ref 710/5)  10.00 post-free   Not for export

[Snow document]  Copy Copyhold document
On offer is a copy [made in 1824] of a 1777 entry in the Bishops Stoke court rolls, recording a surrender of copyhold property - a six acre coppice in Horton - by James Snow.  It was surrendered to his will, in other words he has formally recorded with the manorial court that he's made a will which includes provision for his copyhold property.  Manuscript on single paper sheet, watermarked 1823.  One can infer that James Snow died in 1823/24, prompting this copy to be made.  (ref 710/3) 
8.00  post-free  Not for export

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[Alverstoke]  2 Parchment Deeds to House called Alington, St Edwards Road
A 1907 conveyance and a 1912 mortgage both involving Alfred Cole.  (ref 21/34)  10.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Bighton document]  Scheduling of the Bighton Estate by the Board of Agriculture
Official copy of an 1894 Order affecting the 2020 Bighton Estate.  A breakdown of the estate lists 12 blocks of land including 5 complete farms and parts of two others, and against these are details of acreages.  7 tenants are named - Christian, Marx, Soper, Wills, Nicholl, Mills and Pinton.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 24"x19" though a large part of this is taken up by a schedule of loan repayments projected over the ensuing 25 years.  Bears the red embossed seal of the Land Loan and Enfranchisement Company.   (ref 122/8)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

[Bitterne documents]  Court Rolls
A collection of 7 parchment documents bound together with faded red tape.  They  span the period 1830 to 1856 and appear to be originals (rather than copies handed to copyholders) as they all bear blue embossed tax stamps - the top one to the value of 7, a great deal of money in 1830.  We shall make enquiries as to whether these are originals or copies, but in the meanwhile you are invited to state your interest.

Ramblers' Guide to Bournemouth and Environs
Anon, pub by Geographia Ltd, nd but probably 1915/1920. Odd size (approx 6"x4") booklet of 63pp, printed paper covers, folding map (torn) at end. Consists of 'twelve of the most Picturesque Walks in the Neighbourhood of Bournemouth, The Chines, Talbot Woods, Boscombe, Christchurch, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Redhill, Pokesdown, Swanage etc etc'. Each walk is illustrated by a map, and there are accompanying photos. Some dogearing of top corners but quite good for age. (ref 0000) 5.00 UK post-free

Chilcomb - An Old Hampshire Parish
Amy G Andrewes, 1906.  97pp, 27 ills as required (mostly photos), 8 chapters with inviting titles:- Jottings from History, Chilcomb Church, The Parish Registers, The Hospital of St Mary Magdalen, St Giles Hill, Traces of the Romans, The Chapel of St Catherine, The Chilcomb of Today.  Both boards stained, minor worm damage to both inner hinges, cracked inside in a couple of places but nothing disastrous, condition acceptable of a book of this age, so G.  (ref 2332)  25.00 UK post-free

[Fareham]  3 Copy Mortgage Deeds for House in North Street
This property 'on the East side of the North Street is identified in 1787 as being in the occupation of widow Mrs Dent, and it was formerly The George Inn.  In 1818 three properties are involved.  These paper copies of documents dated 1787, 1799 and 1818 were all made in 1834.  (ref 685/214)  18.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Fareham document]  Scheduling of Lands by the Inclosure Commissioners
Official copy of an 1871 Order concerning 325 acres (the Roche Court Estate and Dean Farm) tenanted by Richard Marvin and owned by the young Miss Mabel Katharine Whalley Smythe Gardiner.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 17"x9".  (ref 122/3)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

[Fareham document]  Scheduling of Spurlings Farm Inclosure Commissioners
Official copy of an 1882 Order affecting the 144 acre Spurlings Farm, tenanted by Thomas Pink and owned by the young Miss Mabel Katharine Whalley Smythe Gardiner.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 14"x12".  (ref 122/5)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

[Fareham document]  Scheduling of North Fareham Farm by the Inclosure Commissioners
Official copy of an 1883 Order concerning the 133 acre North Fareham Farm, tenanted by James Pink and owned by the young Miss Mabel Katharine Whalley Smythe Gardiner.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 15"x9".  (ref 122/7)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

The Registers of Gosport and Portsea
Vol 4 in the Hampshire Registers series produced by the Catholic Record Society, 1955.  An impressive 271+330pp, both inc indexes.  Transcripts covering the periods 1759-1852 (Gosport) and 1794-1847 (Portsea) from the Catholic registers.  Ex-Malvern Reference Library, their labels & stamps - nevertheless a VG copy.  (ref 1002)  30.00

[Hamworthy]  Sale Particulars for House in Blandford Road
Morningside, no 403 Blandford Road, came up for sale in 1948.  These printed particulars show that it was 'very pleasantly and conveniently situated.....in an elevated position opposite the church.....'.  From a pencil entry in the top corner it would seem the house was sold for 2600.  (ref 701/1)  5.00 UK post-free

Holdenhurst, Mother of Bournemouth
Kathleen M Chilver, 1956.  Small 8vo, 112pp, 14 ills inc pre-1845 parish sketch-map.  Apparently Bournemouth was built from 1810 within Holdenhurst parish.   Very nice clean copy, easily VG, and unlike the few other copies we've seen it still retains it's d/w, clean though with worn corners and sunned spine.  (ref 2883)   15.00

[Isle of Wight] St John's Church, Newport
John Matthews, 1988. Printed paper covers, 336pp. The first 150 years (1837-1987). Slightly dogeared o/w VG. (ref 7360) 5.00

[Isle of Wight - Ryde] Group of Deeds & Papers relating to 'Ellesmere', George Street
4 actual and 2 copy property deeds spanning the period 1880-1956 concerning Ellesmere, 76 George Street, formerly known as Bedwell House. The group (ref 392/10) 12.00 post-free  
Not
  for export

[Isle of Wight - Ryde] Group of Deeds & Papers relating to 'Cintra', Pellhurst Road
4 parchment [one is badly affected by damp] and 5 paper documents, ranging in dates from 1874 to 1905, this was the concern of local builder Charles Jolliffe, but his lease was quickly assigned to James Dashwood. 14 items (ref 392/11) 15.00 post-free   
Not for export

[Kingsclere] Abstract of Title to a Farm & other property
This undated but probably late 18th century abstract lists property transactions - and the parties involved - spanning the period 44Eliz [ie 1601] at which time the farm was known as Knoll Hill Farm, to 1746. Very much to do with the Knight family until the 1720s when it was bought by Richard Higham who in turn left it to John Abery. For the majority of the period covered by this abstract the owners were in the Reading area of Berkshire though the occupiers were locals [esp the Bartholemew family]. Manuscript on 7 large paper sheets. (ref 99/205) 12.00 post-free  
Not for export

[Kingsclere] Draft Abstract of Title to Tower Hill House
This undated but approx 1810 abstract gives details of parties involved going back to 1775. It only goes back this far because the house in 1775 is described as 'all that new erected messuage or tenement...'. As well as the house came several plots of land, one of which was a half-acre plot known as Perries. Principal local names involved were Woodley, Holding, Orde. Hurried manuscript on 12 large paper sheets bearing 1809 watermarks. (ref 99) 12.00 post-free   
Not for export

[Kingsclere - a quantity of other 18th century deeds & documents is in stock]

[Lymington]  Sale particulars for Westthorn
Printed particulars for this house off Grove Road which came up for sale in 1953.  Grey printed  card covers enclosing 4pp of detail.  (ref 701/2)   5.00 UK post-free

[Milton and Christchurch document]  Scheduling of the Highcliffe Estate by the Board of Agriculture
Official copy of an 1894 Order affecting the 180 acre Highcliffe Estate which evidently straddled the Milton/Christchurch parish boundary.  The estate is broken down into 5 elements, though only the 100 acre Chewton Farm (tenanted by James Brown) and the 20 acre Beacon Lodge & lands (Albert Nugent) show pr4ecisely named occupiers.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 24"x18" though much of this is taken up by a schedule of loan repayments projected over the ensuing 25 years.  Bears the red embossed seal of the Land Loan and Enfranchisement Company.   (ref 122/9)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

[Nately Scures]  House Sale Particulars
This large but un-named house came up for sale in 1920.  Less than half-a-mile from the church, the house had 13 bedrooms.  An accompanying site plan is missing, but at least there are a couple of photos to help identify it.  Orange card covers ragged and almost detached.  (ref 701/3)  5.00 UK post-free

[New Milton document]  Lease of Great Ballard
This 1928 document supersedes an earlier [1924] lease in order for the tenant - schoolmaster Ivor Lewis Poole - to carry out alterations and additions.  The deed also contains an option to purchase the freehold of this 'high class boarding school'.  Incorporated into the document is a detailed schedule of alterations and a large floor plan on waxed linen.  Typescript on paper, bears the signature of the lessee Lt Col T R Ubsdell.  (ref 97/2)   25.00 post-free 
Not for export

[North Twyford]  2 Copyhold Documents
In 1743 James King was granted [on surrender by his uncle John Bear] a copyhold on 'a cottage with a shop upon the waste of the Lord [of the Manor of Twyford] with a garden adjoining containing in length fifty foot and in breadth twenty foot with the appurtenances in the tything of North Twyford'.  In 1752 James King surrendered his copyhold - on mortgage - to Richard Inwood.  These 2 deeds  are on parchment, the 1752 surrender bears the signature James King.  (ref 710/4)  15.00 post-free  
Not for export

Overton and its National School
Alison M Deveson, 1998. A5 in pictorial card covers, 17 ills inc photos. In print at 4.00, this F copy (ref 40/39) 2.50 UK post-free

A Book of Petersfield
Herbert Rand, 1927. 4to, 45pp, 15 ills (7 of them full page) from drawings by Reg Gammon. A blend of local history in both text and poetry with poetry predominant. Orange paper covers waterstained, the staining affects corners of both pastedowns but the rest of the contents are unaffected. Handmade paper, edges untrimmed, G. Unusual. (ref 4373) 18.00

[Portsea]  2 Documents concerning 62 King Street
An 1895 abstract of title and an 1897 mortgage (repaid 1902).  The abstract gives details going back to 1849.  The 2 items (ref 21/30)  10.00 post-free   
Not for export

Portsmouth in the Past
William G Gates, 1972 facsimile rep of the 1926 original, 92pp of 'topographical sketches reprinted from the Hampshire Telegraph 1925', all with lengthy captions, followed by 'Sketches of Old Portsmouth' by Martin Snape, 16 full-page ills from pencil drawings, all with lengthy captions.    Nice clean copy in like d/w, both VG.  This facsimile is almost as scare as the original.   (ref 3668)  15.00

[Portsmouth - Fratton]  3 Parchment Deeds for 13 Garnier Street
These 3 deeds span the years 1884-1911.  Very much the concern of Richard W S Smith.  (ref 21/32)  15.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Portsmouth - Fratton]  4 Parchment Deeds for 51 Sandringham Road
These 4 deeds span the years 1900-1907.  Very much the concern of John & Joyce Goodridge.  (ref 21/33)  15.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Portsmouth - North End]  4 Parchment Deeds for 44 Wadham Road
Raging in dates from 1907 to 1940, this little collection provides details of owners etc.  The 1907 conveyance bears a small hand-coloured plan.  (ref 21/31)   15.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Portsmouth - Stamshaw]  3 Parchment Deeds to 13 Kingston Crescent
An 1880 mortgage transfer and a mortgage & conveyance both dated 1902.   All 3 are water damaged - even worse is the fact that much of the 1902 conveyance is torn away/missing.  The 3 priced accordingly.  (ref 21/37)   7.50 post-free 
Not for export

The Story of Romsey Abbey
1947, small booklet, 32pp inc adverts, 9 ills, paper covers. 0.50 UK post-free

[Southampton]  Lease of Cottage & Garden next to Southampton Castle
This is a 1724 lease of 'all that messuage or tenement with the appurtenances late in the possession of William Lovatt and now of Thompson Gibbings widow.....being in the parish of Saint Michaels within the said town and county of Southampton on the west side of a street called French Street between a tenement in the tenure or occupation of Philipp Odar on the north part, a tenement late in the tenure or occupation of Edward Wallett & now of the widow Coombes.....on the south part, and the said street called French Street on the east part, which said messuage or tenement was formerly the freehold.....of Susan Burt.....and was.....by her will [of 1678] devised to Richard Odar father of the said Philipp Odar [there follows details of several Odars].  With the cottage came a garden 'formerly part of the Castle Ditches belonging to the ruinous castle.....'.  The lease is for a year, indicating an imminent sale of the property.   Two sections in the left hand margin [probably bearing tax stamps] have been cut away.  The lease bears the signatures of Francis Woodman [son-in-law of Richard Odar], Elizabeth Rowe and Richard Bartholomew.  (ref 710/6)  25.00 post-free  
Not for export

[Southsea]  2 Parchment Deeds to 8 Andover Road
2 minor deeds dated 1900 & 1912.  The pair (ref 21/35)  8.00 post-free  
Not for export

[Southsea]  2 Parchment Deeds to 4 Playfair Road
Conveyances of 1881 and 1918.  The house would appear to have been built in 1880/81.  The pair (ref 21/36)  12.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Southsea]  5 Property Deeds for 10 Kings Terrace
5 parchment deeds spanning the years 1872-1877, the names principally involved are Rastrick, Dymond and Butcher.  (ref 685/12)  18.00 post-free  
Not for export

[Stamshaw]  3 Property Deeds for 9 & 11 Stanley Road
These 2 houses were built by local bricklayer Thomas Bowler in about 1870.   The houses were mortgaged until after his 1917 death.  2 paper & 1 parchment documents spanning the period 1877-1918.  (ref 685/11)  8.00 post-free  
Not for export

[Titchbourne document]  Scheduling of Land by the Inclosure Commissioners
Official copy of an 1878 Order affecting 1225 acres of land, approx two-thirds of which were tenanted by James Sratton, the rest by William Budd Stubbs.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 26"x21" though much of this is taken up by a schedule or repayments projected over 25 years.  Bears the embossed seal of the Inclosure Commissioners.  (ref 122/2)  12.00  post-free  Not for export

[Various parishes]  Scheduling of the Pultoney Estate by the Inclosure Commissioners
official copy of an 1879 Order concerning this 2161 acre estate which lay in the parishes of Milford, Lymington, Boldre and Lyndhurst.  The estate is broken down into acreages and tenants (a couple of dozen of them) but the  names of properties or plots are not identified.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 25"x21" though about half this is taken up by a schedule of loan repayments projected over the ensuing 25 years.  Bears the seal of the Inclosure Commissioners.  (ref 122/4)  18.00
post-free  Not for export

Hampshire Church Bells
W E Colchester, 1979 facsimile rep of the original 1920 ed.  116pp followed by index of founders, 124 sketch-ills.  A parish-by-parish survey of 1416 bells, of which 119 were on the Isle of Wight.  VG clean copy.  (ref 4155)  15.00 UK post-free