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[WANTED - photographs, negatives, schedules etc of  London's trolleybuses, whether in service, in the depot, awaiting disposal or at the scrapyard.  Also service/repair ledgers, records, timetables, blinds, doors & other parts.  If you have negatives but don't want to part with them, can they be borrowed?


[Prior documents]  Papers concerning Angela Mary Prior
Angela Mary Prior of Park Square St Marylebone died in 1930.  Here is an accumulation of office paperwork including a death certificate and an admon obtained in 1934.  (ref 91/36)  15.00 post free   Not for export


[Bedford Park documents]  4 Deeds to House in Priory Avenue
A very incomplete sequence of deeds to 35 Priory Avenue (formerly 29 Hogarth Road) spanning the period 1881 to 1919.  One of the deeds bears a site plan.   The 4 (ref 524/26)  18.00 post-free 
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[Bethnal Green document]  Assignment of House & Bakery in Hare Street
This 1894 deed assigns the lease of 32 Hare Street from George Joseph Pfisterer to Jacob Frederick Schnabel - both were bakers.  Included in the transaction was the 'goodwill, chattels and conjunction with the business of a baker.....'.  With the assignment comes a very dilapidated fire insurance certificate dating from 1863 - the Pfisterers had had quite a long association with 32 Hare Street.  The two items (ref 524/70)  10.00 post-free 
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[Bloomsbury documents]  Deeds to 68 Torrington Square
Owned by the Duke of Bedford, a plot of land was leased to builder James Sim who built in about 1822/1823 what was to become known as 68 Torrington Square (in 1882 described as being 'on the West side of Torrington Square being the second house northwards from the entrance from Torrington Square to Torrington Mews').  Here you have the opportunity to acquire the very earliest deeds chronicling successive lessees from 1823 to 1903 (George Sim, William Shaw, Benjamin Whinnell Scott, Thomas Greenwood, Charles Augustus Sachtleben, Hannah Ham, Campbell Boyd, Avis Dawson).  Latter documents would seem to suggest the Duke of Bedford had been forgotten about, unless such leases were in reality sub-leases.  Altogether there are 13 items, 5 of them on parchment, and include such gems as the original 99-year lease of 1822 and an 1883 order to do away with the cesspool and install proper drainage.  (ref 229/2)  55.00 post-free 
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[Bow document]  Property Deed relating to The Gunmakers Arms, No 1 Providence Row, Old Ford Road
This 1880 deed records beer house keeper John Albert Freeman's borrowing 807. Parchment, signed John A Freeman. (ref 1/216)  10.00 post-free 
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[Brompton document]  Mortgage of Properties in Sydney Place and Onslow Square
In passing, this 1869 deed tells the story of 5 Sydney Places and no's 32, 35 & 37 Onslow Square from 1844 when they were owned by the trustees of Smith's Charity (set up following the death of Henry Smith).  From 1865 the properties increasingly became the concern of Rev James McConnel Hussey and Lawrence James William Hussey, both of Brixton, and this 1869 mortgage brought their borrowing against the properties to the best part of 5000.  Lengthy deed in manuscript on 4 large parchment sheets, the backs of 3 of them used to record 3 subsequent deeds.  Interesting to see that the owners of the Onslow Square properties had the right to walk about in the communal but private garden there, and have a key to the gate.  (ref 524/66)  15.00 post-free 
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2 Property Deeds to 60 Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square
A couple of parchment deeds (an 1833 lease and an 1834 assignment) which involve builder George Glasier - though the actual owner of the property was the Duke of Portland.  The lease bears a hand-coloured site plan.  A bit grubby but no more than most others.  The pair (ref 88/312)  15.00 post-free 
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Christ Church, Ealing Broadway
1948 church pamphlet appealing for restoration funds following war-damage. (ref 0000)  1.00 UK post-free

[Ealing documents]  Papers concerning 19 The Avenue
6 documents spanning the period 1900-1959, most of them involving the Bonelli family.  (ref 524/22)  15.00 post-free 
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[Ealing document]  Conveyance of 13 Mount Park Crescent
This 1919 deed records the selling of 13 Mount Park Crescent by Eliza Sally Fuller to Ethel Bunt.  It is in manuscript on parchment and bears the signatures of both parties.  (ref 21/41)  8.00  post-free 
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[Enfield document]  Copyhold
A contemporary copy of a 1753 entry in the Enfield court rolls recording the admission of William Powell as copyholder to a house, garden and orchard in Turkey Street.  Manuscript on parchment, 3 old tears but no loss of text.  (ref 104/19)  15.00 post-free
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[Greenford document]  Notification of Manorial Sitting, 1843
Printed notice with manuscript entries.  The court to sit at the Kings Arms at Hanwell and all copyholders were required to attend.  Worn, creased & torn but perhaps a remarkable survival in any condition.  (ref 80/11)  10.00 post-free 
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[Hackney/Shoreditch document]  Agreement concerning rebuilding of The Eagle Tavern
This 1899 document is a supplemental agreement.  Previously a formal agreement about the rebuilding of The Eagle Tavern, 2 Shepherdess Walk, City Road, had been signed.  However there followed a court case, at the end of which it became necessary to draw up this supplemental agreement.  A shame the original agreement appears not to have survived.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 107/30)  10.00  post-free 
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Souvenir of The Parish Church of St Paul, Hammersmith
Anon, nd but c1920s. Grey printed covers, 1pp of text followed by 6 tipped in real photo ills, all of them interior views. Covers a bit grubby, a couple of the photos are loose. G. (ref 7256)  3.00 UK post-free

A History of the Broadway Congregational Church, Hammersmith
Sir William Bull, 1923. 4to, very faded (as usual) purple boards, 66pp inc index, 11 ills (10 of them plates still with tissue guards). VG. (ref 2136)  18.50

[Hampstead documents]  Sale Paperwork - 92 Adelaide Road
A fairly unusual group is this large [approx 20"x30"] sale poster accompanied by printed particulars together with printed particulars for 115 lots of 'remaining household furniture', [this 3rd item is grubby and creased] all 3 items for the 1933 sale.  The three items (ref 7734)  25.00 UK post-free

[Hampstead documents]  Papers re 38 Lambolle Road
A 1904 assignment on parchment, a 1955 Land Registry certificate and a couple of 1964 documents. (ref 0000) The 4  8.00 post-free 
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Hampstead and Highgate Directory, 1885-6
Facsimile reprint of Hutchings and Crowsley's directory produced in 1985.  Small 8vo, 300pp, very nice clean copy, easily VG, nice clean d/w protected by plastic wrapper.  (ref 1552)  15.00 UK post-free

Harrow Past
Eileen M Bowlt, 2000.  4to, 144pp inc index, 184 mainly photo ills.   A misprinted copy, pp33-48 are missing;  instead pp49-64 are included twice.  Author signed, F in F price clipped d/w.  In print at 15.95, this copy priced for the misprinting at 4.50

The Architectural History of Harrow Church derived from a Study of the Building
Samuel Gardner, 1895.  Tall 8vo, 95pp, 41 plates as required, other ills in letter-press.  Recently rebound using original (rather grubby) boards & spine, new eps, teg, some spotting here & there but mostly clean inside.  VG copy of this scarce title.  (ref 6343)  35.00

[Holborn - see also Camden]

[Holborn]  Sale Particulars - Hatton Garden
Printed particulars for the 1864 sale of 73 and 74 Hatton Garden, 73 let to Messrs Messenger & Sons and 74 to 'Mr Balleny, an old and punctual tenant'.  Some old damp-marking o/w clean.  (ref 302/4)  10.00 UK post-free

[Holloway documents]  Property Deeds to 9 Mayton Street
5 deeds spanning the years 1878-1898, the two principal parties being Elizabeth Maria Daish [nee Cole] whose marriage settlement featured the property - her settlement is not one of the deeds on offer here - and Benjamin James Wilson who bought the leasehold in 1890.  All 5 deeds in manuscript on parchment.  The group (ref 4661)  20.00 post-free 
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[Ickenham]  Swakeleys House - History and Guide
10pp brochure, A5, nd but modern.  Juvenile scrawl on back cover.   (ref 210/37)  1.00 UK post-free

[Islington documents]  Deeds relating to Arundel Place
4 parchment deeds, all dating from the 1860s, relating specifically to 8 Arundel Place, Westbourne Road, though two of the deeds are conveyances of 6 houses including no 8. (ref 11/8)  18.00 post-free 
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[Islington documents]  Deeds to 14 Houses in Essex Road
These 3 parchment deeds (1868-1874) concern 14 properties collectively known as Eliot's Gardens 'at the back of the East side of Lower Street', Lower Street being renamed Essex Road later on.  The 3 (ref 524/14)  12.50 post-free 
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[Islington document]  Mortgage of House in Liverpool Road
This is an 1899 mortgage of 363 Liverpool Road, borrowed by organ builder Eustace Ingram (who lived next door) from Rev Edmund Richard Gayer and John King Farlow.  In manuscript on parchment, nice and clean, bears the mortgagor's signature.  (ref 1/137)  6.00 post-free 
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[Islington documents]  Deeds to 14 Gaskin Street
On offer is a collection of deeds to 14 Church Street, described in a 1916 conveyance as 'All that piece or parcel of land.....situate in and fronting Church Street.....together with the buildings erected thereon and now used as a Post Office depot.....' which by 1930 had gained the number 14.  By 1955 the entire street had been re-named Gaskin Street.  A total of 11 documents [1 dated 1916, 8 dated 1930/1931 and 2 dated 1955], mainly leases and underleases, several of which contain outline site plans.  Mostly typescript, mostly on paper.  The collection (ref 475/39)  25.00  post-free  Not for export

[Islington documents]  Deeds re 87 Blundell Street
A small accumulation of deeds and papers ranging in dates from 1866 to 1922.  Originally numbered 62, it was re-numbered 87 in the late 1870's.  3 parchment and 3 paper.  (ref 504/64)  18.00  post-free 
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[Islington documents]  Deeds re 170 Copenhagen Street
As well as recording John McDermott's brief association with this property, this couple of documents shows it was a coffee shop/eating house in 1880.  If a Thomas Cooper appears at the address in the 1881 census he made more of a go of the business than did John McDermott.  The pair (ref 504/65)  12.50 post-free 
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[Islington document]  Re-Naming of William Street to Copenhagen Street
This extract from the minutes on an 1862 meeting of the LCC's Metropolitan Board of Works records the decision to re-name the former Upper Copenhagen Street, Lower Copenhagen Street, Copenhagen Street West, William Street, Great William Street, Denmark Terrace, Caroline Clayton Place, Clayton Terrace, Bemerton Terrace, George's Terrace and Clyde Terrace which would all henceforth be known as Copenhagen Street.  Printed form with manuscript insertions.  This particular document concerns the former no 6 Bemerton Terrace, William Street, which became 168 Copenhagen Street.  (ref 504/59)  8.00 UK post-free

[Kensington documents]  Documents concerning 37 Philbeach Gardens
The counterpart copy of an 1885 lease, and a licence granted in 1920 to convert the house into maisonettes.  The pair (ref 750/18)  20. 00 post-free  
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[Kentish Town]  Re-numbering of Houses in Carlton Road
1902 extract from minutes of an 1860 Metropolitan Board of Works meeting, concerning the former no's 70 and 71 Carlton Road Villas which would henceforth be known as 30 and 28 Carlton Road. (ref 94)  2.00 UK post-free

[Kilburn documents]  Deeds & Papers re Greville Mews [formerly Manchester Mews, originally Manchester Terrace]
These deeds and papers principally concern 5 Manchester Terrace, which together with no's 2, 3 & 4 was the subject of a 98-year lease drawn up in 1847.  This deed bears a very useful hand-coloured front view of the four 4-storey properties with shop fronts, also a ground plan.  It would appear the properties were sold piecemeal in 1880 - certainly they were put up for sale as amongst the paperwork is a printed document giving details of the forthcoming sale - this document is quite fragile and should be unfolded with care.  The paperwork also includes a couple of orders for repairs, both dated 1943, likely to be catching up with maintenance but there may be a degree of war damage.  By this time the property had become known as Greville Mews.  In all there are 4 parchment and 10 paper items - though some of the paper items are quite small.  The properties are variously described as being in the Edgware Road or Kilburn High Road.  The collection (ref 504/60)  30.00 post-free 
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[Lisson Grove document]  Schedule of Deeds & Documents relating to 8 Devonshire Street
Presumably the Devonshire Street in the modern Marylebone. A list of 8 or so property deeds ranging from 1823 to 1876. Rather over-folded and a bit dogeared. (ref 756/218)  3.00 post-free  
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[Longford]  Sale Particulars of Cottages, Orchards and Meadow Land
Printed particulars for the sale held at the King's Head in 1844 of 3 cottages in the centre of Longford (two tenanted by Richard Green and Robert Bryan), a large farmyard tenanted by James Jarvis, a couple of orchards and two lots of meadow land.   From the description we'd say this concerns a block of land of perhaps 9 or 10 acres between the Bath Road and the Colne or one of its branches.  This particular copy was at the sale - it was used to record the bidding progression and the successful bidders (Rummell and Heath) for each of the 4 lots.  Paper, 4 printed sides approx 9"x15", worn but a remarkable survival much older than the vast majority of printed sale particulars that appear on the market.  (ref 4735)  18.00 UK post-free

[Longford]  Sale Particulars of House and Market Garden
Printed particulars for the 1873 sale held at  the Chequers Hotel in Uxbridge of Bowmers Farm and Heaths Field, both of which had wide frontages to the Bath Road and which stretched back to the Queen's & Moor Bridge rivers.  Size of particulars approx 10"x16".  (ref 4749)  16.00 UK post-free

[Maida Vale documents]  Agreement re Block of Flats (Lanark Mansions)
This 1905 typewritten agreement concerns 1-20 Lanark Mansions, the lease of which was being sold for 8500. (ref 754/262)  4.00 post-free 
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[Maida Vale documents]  Documents re 1-20 Lanark Mansions
Both dated 1913, these 2 items are an agreement extending the completion time of purchase, and contact for sale. The two items (ref 20/47)  6.00 post-free   
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[Maida Vale documents]  Documents re 1-24 Alexandra Court
Both dated 1913, these 2 items are a sale agreement and a sale contract. The two items (ref 20/48)  6.00 post-free 
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[Maida Vale documents]  Deeds to 37 Randolph Crescent
4 deeds ranging in dates from 1888 to 1910, all of them the concern of the Abrahams family.  Manuscript on parchment.  (ref 826/38)  25.00
post-free   Not for export

[Mayfair document]  Assignment of House in South Street
This 1797 deed records the assignment of the residue of a 79 year lease taken out in 1749 by the executors of the will of Sir William Codrington (died 1792) to widow Sarah Price who appears to have been the sitting tenant.  Looking back from 2006 it is impossible to say exactly which house it was, it being identified by the owners/leaseholders of adjoining properties - all we have to go on is that it was a brick built house 'fronting South Street towards the North'.  Manuscript on 4 large parchment sheets, bears signatures of the three trustees.  (ref 524/64)  18.00 post-free  
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[Paddington documents]  Documents concerning Chilworth Street (formerly Charles Street)
Three documents (an 1843 copy lease, an 1846 mortgage and an 1846 reassignment) concern No's 1-7 Charles Street, which appear to have been built around 1840, and an 1899 assignment of a lease of 3 Chilworth Street, formerly 2 Charles Street.   The 4 documents (ref 120/55)  20.00 post-free 
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[Paddington documents]  Deeds to Houses in Charles Street
A useful group of 7 parchment deeds, mostly for no's 1-7 Charles Street, though one only concerns no 2, and another concerns no's 2, 3, 5, 6.  Principal parties are masons George and John Cole of Spring Street, Paddington (1842-1843),  dyer John Cannon of Davies Street (1848-1853) and builder William Scantlebury (1843-1848).  The group (ref 232/16)  65.00 post-free 
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[Paddington documents]  Documents concerning No 1 Porteus Road
An 1842 lease bearing a very useful hand-coloured site plan, the counterpart copy of an 1869 lease bearing a similar plan, and an 1870 licence to replace a raised terrace and steps in front of the house by an open forecourt with iron railings.  All 3 documents are in manuscript on parchment.  The 3 (ref 120/56)  20.00 post-free  
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[Paddington document]  Mortgage of Leasehold Premises in Praed Street
This 1883 mortgage is of 120 & 122 (formerly 50 & 51) Praed Street - also of property in Battersea.  Manuscript on single large parchment sheet.   (ref 683/19)  6.00 post-free 
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[Paddington documents]  Early Deeds to 40 Leamington Villas
A group of 5 parchment deeds ranging in dates from 1864 to 1885 which chronicle the very earliest years of this property.  The 5 (ref 750/17)  35.00 post-free  
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[Poplar document]  Counterpart Copy of Lease of the Marquiss of Lorne Beerhouse
This is the counterpart copy (ie signed by the lessee, beer retailer Thomas John Pope) of a 21 year lease of  'All that messuage tenement beerhouse and premises situate and being No 10 formerly No 4 on the East side of Chrisp Street.....'.  A pencil note elsewhere in the document indicates a further re-numbering of the property to No 8.  Manuscript on 2 large parchment sheets.  (ref 120/50)  12.50 post-free  
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[Regents Park/St Pancras documents]  5 Deeds relating to The Jolly Farmers Public House, Cumberland Market
This is an incomplete series of deeds covering the period 1873 to 1894. Publicans mentioned are Josiah Carter (with signature, 1873), William Edward Cummings (with signatures, 1881 & 1888), Harry George Smith (with signatures, 1888 & 1890). Not easy to place The Jolly Farmers precisely, even though one of the deeds contains a small site plan - evidently the area has been altered since then. The group of 5 (ref 1/220)  25.00 post-free 
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Norfolk Road, St John's Wood: Celebrating the First 150 Years
B M G Smedley, 1997. A5 booklet in yellow card covers enclosing 68pp inc 5 full page ills. Very useful micro-local history. Published at 15.00 and presumably still in print, this F copy (ref 40/53) more affordable at  7.50 UK post-free

[St Pancras - see Camden]

[St Mary's, Somers Town document]  Appeal for Funds
1906 printed appeal addressed to LNWR shareholders (since Euston Station occupied about a third of the parish). "Here we have a large population of poor people chiefly of the casual and unskilled labourer class..." (ref C195/36)  3.00  UK post-free

[Shoreditch document]  Agreement to build Two Warehouses in Nile Street
This 1902 document concerns the building of a pair of warehouses (in fact the building work was nearing completion) on the South side of Nile Street.  Attached is a large scale hand-drawn and hand-coloured location plan on waxed linen showing the warehouses situated between 'Receivers Prems' and 'Messrs Apfels Prems'.  Manuscript on 4 paper sheets (7 sides).  (ref 107/29)  10.00 post-free 
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[Shoreditch documents]  Leases of Warehouses in Nile Street/Underwood Street
These deeds dated 1917 and 1939 both relate to 19-25 (odd) Nile Street and 14 & 16 Underwood Street.  They are the counterpart copies ie they are signed by the lessees [Messrs Rosenwald Brothers and International Tobacco (Overseas) Ltd respectively] rather than the lessors.  It is perfectly possible these leases relate to the warehouses listed above, but neither document bears a plan so we cannot confirm one way or the other.  Both are printed documents with manuscript insertions.  The pair (ref 107/32)   12.00 post-free 
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[Shoreditch document]  Deeds to 19 Underwood Street
A  sequence of seven deeds chronicling leaseholding companies of 19 (formerly 1 and 2) Underwood Street from 1916 to 1930 at which time the leaseholder (then Rothmans Ltd) surrendered the lease back to the lessors (The Citizen Property Co Ltd).  A couple of the documents bear location plans which will help the researcher pinpoint exactly where the property was situated.   (ref 107/33)  18.00 post-free 
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[Stepney documents]  Deeds to Property in Bow Common Lane
An 1859 conveyance, an 1860 mortgage and an 1876 sale/purchase agreement, all involving gunmaker Richard Charles Groom.  The first couple of deeds are on parchment - both bear location plans and show how this plot of land on the South side of Bow Common Lane was almost totally built on in the space of 12 months.  For location purposes the North-West corner of the plot wasn't far from The Britannia Tavern.  The three items (ref 232/15)  35.00 post-free 
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[Tottenham documents]  Property Deeds relating to High Cross Road
A bundle of 7 documents (4 of them vellum) concerning property at 29 & 31 High Cross Road (formerly 28 & 29 High Cross Terrace, High Cross Lane) tracing ownership, leasing and mortgaging via several hands during the period 1880 to 1920. Still in solicitors' deed pouch. (ref 4969)  25.00 post-free 
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[Tottenham documents]  3 Property Deeds to 8, 10, 12, 14 Culross Road
A 1900 conveyance & mortgage and a 1903 further charge (additional mortgage), all on parchment.  It would seem the houses were fairly new.  The 3 (ref 21/72)  7.50 post-free 
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[Tottenham document]  Mortgage of The Cabinet Dining Rooms, Ferry Lane
This 1920 mortgage is of 'all that piece of ground situate at Tottenham Hale.....together with the messuage shop and buildings erected thereon and now known as the Cabinet Dining Rooms.....'.  Printed document on parchment, bears the signature of the mortgagee Cornelius Ferdinand Muller (ref 4662)  6.00 post-free 
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[Turnham Green document]  Copyhold Surrender and Admittance, Baldwin to Worrall
This official copy of an 1860 entry in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Sutton Court records the surrender by Thomas Baldwin  of a small plot of copyhold land 'situate and being on the South side of Turnham Green' in favour of Mary Ann Worrall.  A quite useful Baldwin family document.  (ref 6940)  12.00 post-free 
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[Twickenham document]  Sale Particulars
1889 sale particulars of no's 1 & 2 Montpelier Row. This is the contract copy signed by the vendors' agent and showing the two properties were sold for 1100. Very worn and extensively torn along folds. (ref 0000/274)  3.00 UK post-free

[Twickenham document]  Lease of 32 Cresswell Road
This is the counterpart copy [ie signed by the lessee rather than the lessor] of a 1900 lease which was nominally for 99 years.  It is a printed document on parchment and bears a useful plan showing the row of houses no's 18-44 Cresswell Road with number 32 highlighted.  The lessor Henry Cresswell Foulkes lived close by and appears to have owned many other local properties.  These houses in Cresswell Road were evidently recently built and it is easy to see where the name originated.  (ref 338)   6.00 post-free 
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[Uxbridge document]  Copy of 1811 Deed re The Kings Arms Inn
This is an official copy (made in 1823) of an 1811 assignment of a 1000-year lease of  'All that messuage or tenement.....formerly called or known by the name or sign of The Rose and then of The Kings in the tenure or occupation of John Doman and also all those two messuages or tenements next adjoining to the said inn towards the East.....and which formerly belonged to and formed part of the said inn.....'.  Manuscript on 3 large paper sheets with a 4th as the covering sheet.  Clean for age but a small hole where old folds cross.  (ref 398/17)  20.00 post-free 
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[West Brompton documents]  Deeds to 33 Cathcart Road
5 parchment deeds (4 dated 1866, the other dated 1896).  (ref 206/24)   20.00 UK post-free 
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West Drayton Past and Present
S A J McVeigh, 1950.  Small 4to, 96pp inc index, 18 photo-ills, double-page map.  Harmondsworth, Longford and Heathrow all get a mention.   Grubby oatmeal cloth boards, contents nice and clean though there's a small red pencil mark in the margin of 1 page.  Very scarce.  (ref 4131)  16.00

[West Hampstead documents]  Leases etc - Crediton Road [Now Crediton Hill] & Fawley Road
The following are available:-
1899 lease of the 2nd house on the east side of Crediton Road, southwards of West End Lane (ref 1/226)  6.00 post-free 
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1899 lease of the 3rd house on the east side of Crediton Road, southwards of West End Lane (ref 1/227)  6.00 post-free  Not for export
1899 lease & counterpart of the 4th house ditto. 2 items (ref 1/228)  9.00 post-free  
Not for export
Counterpart copy of 1899 lease of the 5th house ditto (ref 1/229)  6.00 post-free  Not for export
1900 lease of the 2nd house in Fawley Road eastward of Honeybourne Road (ref 1/230)  6.00 post-free 
Not for export
1899 lease & counterpart of the 2nd house in Fawley Rd westward of Honeybourne Rd. 2 items (ref 1/231)  9.00 post-free  
Not for export
1899 lease & counterpart of the 3rd house in Fawley Rd westward of Honeybourne Rd. 2 items (ref 1/232)  9.00 post-free  
Not for export
1900 lease & counterpart of the 3rd house in Fawley Rd eastward of Honeybourne Rd. 2 items (ref 1/233)  9.00 post-free  
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1900 lease & counterpart of the 4th house in Fawley Rd eastward of Honeybourne Rd. 2 items (ref 1/234)  9.00 post-free  
Not for export
1900 lease of the 5th house in Fawley Road eastward of Honeybourne Road (ref 1/235)  6.00 post-free  Not for export
1900 lease of the 6th house in Fawley Road eastward of Honeybourne Road (ref 1/236)  6.00 post-free 
Not for export
Counterpart copy of 1899 lease of house at the West corner of Fawley Rd & Honeybourne Rd (ref 1/237) 6.00 post-free 
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Counterpart copy of 1900 lease of house at the East corner of Fawley Rd & Honeybourne Rd (ref 1/238)  6.00 post-free 
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1900 lease & counterpart of the house at the West corner of Fawley Road & Crediton Road (ref 1/239)  9.00 post-free  
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Most of the above include a site plan, and apart from the last 4 items the counting of the houses includes the one on the corner.

Westminster Memories in Verse & Picture
Rev Adam Fox, 16pp pamphlet, nd but is surely from the 1910s, 14 sepia photo-ills.  Remarkably good condition, VG.  (ref 210/54)  3.00 UK post-free

[Westminster - Houses of Parliament]  Mid-Victorian Masterpiece
Sir Barnett Cocks, 1977.  Large 8vo, 208pp inc index, 25 ills inc many photos.  Subtitled 'The story of an institution unable to put its own house in order', this account of one of London's most famous buildings and the interference and ignorance of the people who work there sadly comes as no surprise - but it is intertwined with much historical detail by the author, who had worked there for 43 years, retiring in 1973 as Clerk of the House of Commons.  VG in VG though slightly torn d/w.  (ref 525/12)  10.00

[Westminster document]  Counterpart copy of Lease of The Chequers, Duke Street
This is the counterpart copy (ie signed by the lessees, Wandsworth brewers Charles Florance Young and Herbert Gledinning Bainbridge) of a 21 year lease of   'All that messuage or tenement called or known by the name or sign of The Chequers public house situate and being in Duke Street in the parish of St James Westminster.....'.   Closely worded manuscript on single large parchment sheet making it highly suitable for framing.  (ref 120/51)  15.00 post-free 
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[Westminster documents]  Various Documents relating to Mason's Yard, Duke Street
Evidently Mason's Yard takes it's name from the family of that name who were involved with the property throughout the 18th century.  On offer here is a collection of 6 various documents as follows:
1.  An abstract of title drawn up c1817 which provides details of property deeds etc going back to 1739.
2. The counterpart copy of an 1821 lease of a coach-house and stables.
3. The counterpart copy of a 1905 lease of No's 9, 9A, 11 and 12 (all of them stables/workshops).  This document bears a useful plan showing the layout of No's 9 and 9A.
4. A 1906 licence to make alterations to No 9.
5. A 1912 licence to assign a lease of No's 9 and 9A.
6.  The carbon copy of a typescript notice concerning No's 9 and 9A.
The collection (ref 120/54)  22.50 post-free 
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Historical Records of the County of Middlesex - Catalogue of Exhibition of Documents etc
Middlesex Standing Joint Committee, 1949.  26pp booklet in pale green card covers.  The booklet doesn't say what the occasion was, but the 72 items were on display at the Guildhall, the then Middlesex Record Office.  Ex-Glamorgan Record Office Library, their stamp on title-page.  G.  (ref 252/118)  2.00 UK post-free

Middlesex County Records Volume 1 - Indictments, Coroners' Inquests Post-Mortem, and Recognizances from 3 Edward VI to the End of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth
Middlesex County Records Society, 1886.  Lx+369pp inc index.  A calendar selected from sessions rolls and registers, gaol delivery registers, process books of indictments and other sessions records.  The index runs to 80pp.  A vital finding aid for both the local and family historian researching the period 1549-1603.  No real faults to report, easily VG.  (ref 1729)  33.00

Middlesex County Records - Reports by the late W J Hardy FSA and W Le Hardy 1902 to 1928
234pp of progress reports on the gradual transcription of Middlesex sessions records.  The compilers evidently took great interest in the subject matter as there are numerous reports on particular cases, the awful state of prisoners etc and this vol forms a useful over-view of legal process in the 17th and 18th centuries.  A little wear at top & tail of spine o/w a VG copy.  (ref 2346)  22.00

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