Chapel Cottage, Llanishen, Chepstow NP16 6QT



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[Hewitt/Barfutt/Cox/Watkin document]  Conveyance of the Three Potts Public House, Crick
This 1740 deed records the buying out [for 30] by Susannah Watkin of her sisters shares in a public house known as the Three Potts, Crick, left to the daughters of William and Elizabeth Gardner.  Wonderful family document bearing the signatures William Hewitt Sr, William Hewiett [sic], Thomas Barfutt, Thomas Cox, and the marks of Mary Barfutt and Sarah Cox.  Large parchment sheet.  (ref 88/112)  *20.00  
Not for export
subsequent parchment deeds dated 1770, 1831 and 1837 record the change of name of the Three Potts to The Hotel, also the demolition of a small cottage - the 1837 deed records the sale of the land it stood on.  The three items (ref 88/113)  *20.00 or 88/112 and 88/113 together *32.00

The Book of William Morton, Almoner of peterborough Monastery 1448-1467
Northants Record Society vol 16, 1954.  Familiar green cloth boards, 197pp inc 2 indexes.  Informal accounts and memoranda transcribed in the original Latin - however the 30-odd pp intro give much valuable background on someone who by virtue of his office was concerned in all the multifarious duties, personal, legal, economic and financial, of a medieval land agent.  VG.  (ref 2114)  12.00

[Arthingworth]  Sale Catalogue of  Summer Keeping, Rectory Farm
A small printed card catalogue for the sale held in 1917.   (ref 403/26)  10.00 UK post-free

Another Copy  (ref 403/30)  10.00 UK post-free

[Arthingworth document]  Sale Catalogue of Farming Live and Dead Stock
A small printed catalogue for the 1934 sale 'by direction of Mrs Sydney Gent' of live and dead stock. Nice clean copy in blue card covers.   (ref 403/32)  10.00 UK post-free

Aynho: A Northamptonshire Village
Nicholas Cooper, 1984. 339pp inc 3 indexes, 34 plates, 10 maps, map eps. A very good parish history with appendixes containing details of occupants up to 450 years ago. Essential reading before arranging a trip to the Record Office. M in M d/w. (ref 6379)  12.50

[Braybrooke  document]  Sale Catalogue of 293 acres of Summer Keeping
A tiny printed pamphlet-cum-catalogue for the 1904 sale of 14 enclosures of summer keeping on land apparently owned by Rev J R Hakewill.  Small printed sheet, only approx 4"x9", but remarkably clean.  (ref 403/20)  8.00 UK post-free

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Burton Latimer
6pp pamphlet, 1975 revised ed.  Old fold down centre but nice and clean.   (ref 165/111)  *1.50

[Clipston document]  Sale Catalogue of Live and Dead Stock Farming Stock
A small 7pp printed catalogue for the 1890 sale of live and dead stock, the sale a prelude to the departure of J B Hanbury Esq.  Covers grubby and dogeared.  (ref 403/29)  10.00 UK post-free

[Deanshanger Primitive Methodist Chapel] Receipt for Deeds
A very brief receipt signed in 1884 by John Henry Harradine, Superintendent of the Buckingham Station. Dogeared but clean. (ref T116/35)  *1.50

Geddington - A Diary of a Village
Priv pub by M L Hopkins, 1986.  4to, 176pp, 15 mostly photo-ills inc 2 of the 1912 floods.  Fascinating chronology of local events culled from official records and Northants newspapers.   Once you start reading it, the book is difficult to put down.  Nice copy, easily VG in VG d/w.  (ref 165/10)  14.00

Grafton Regis - The History of a Northamptonshire Village
Grafton Regis Millenium Committee, 2000. 170pp inc index,64 ills in 12 in colour. The book received rave reviews in the local history world when published. 3 M copies available, 2 in M d/ws at the in-print price of 15.00, the other in a F d/w at 14.00.

[Harrington]  Sale Notice - 4 Farms, Part of the Harrington Estate
We can't decide whether this large single-sided paper is a printing proof or simply a different form of announcing an important sale, certainly we've seen nothing similar before.  It is printed on one large thick paper sheet [approx 17"x34"] with an OS-based map occupying the top third, then details of the farms being offered for sale, together with prices required - the 132-acre Appleton Farm, tenanted by A C Barlow;  the 349-acre Warren Hill Farm, let to Capt C Stafford;  the 272-acre Church Farm, let to R Cheney;  and the 240-acre Home Farm, let to F Hayward -  all 4 farms together could have been bought for less than 15,000.  Undated but 1928.  Holed where old folds cross o/w not bad at all.   (ref 403/35)  15.00 UK post-free

[Hazelbeech document]  Sale Catalogue of Farming Stock & Household Furniture
A small printed catalogue for the 1908 sale of live and dead stock etc of James Rhodes.  Printed on card.  (ref 403/31)  12.00 UK post-free

[Kings Sutton]  Collection of Deeds & Papers
16 mostly parchment documents ranging in dates from 1794 to 1870. Predominantly to do with the Waters family, approx half are copyhold documents. An 1865 mortgage mentions a farmhouse 'formerly in the occupation of Thomas Gibbard but now converted into and used as five cottages or tenements and in the several occupations of...'. Earlier documents mention 'The Home Close or Towns End Close'. Without local knowledge it is impossible to say whether all the documents relate to one property but the investigation would make a good local history assignment. The group (ref 277/7)  55.00  
Not for export

All Hallows' Church Lamport
1950, small (10pp) booklet, blue card covers. Some ink underlining.      *1.00

[Middleton Malzor deed]  17c Langford Family Conveyance
A precious survival is this 1670 conveyance of lands by Thomas Langford of Wappenham to his second brother Nicholas.  Attached to the deeds is a schedule of the specific plots of land, some of them referred to as ridges on furlongs.  Both items in manuscript on parchment, the deed bearing the clear signature Thomas Langford and a vestige of the seal.  A useful piece of local history in that 23 small plots of land are involved.  In what must be Nicholas' hand is the description 'The purchase deed of one quartern land of my brother Tho'.  (ref 6989)  45.00 post-free  
Not for export

Northampton [Catholic] Diocesan Directory 1987
88pp, several photo & other ills. G. The diocese stretches down as far as Slough, and is described as 'the counties of Bedford, Buckingham and Northampton and that part of Berkshire (formerly in Buckinghamshire) lying between the River Thames and the boundary with Buckinghamshire.' (ref 110/48)  *2.00

Early Postcard of All Saints Church Northampton
Unused & undated card produced locally by H Brown & Co. The picture is situated on the left hand side of the card. As cards go, fair. (ref 7972)  *6.00

Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Northampton 1899 [sic]
This is a modern facsimile rep of the 1901 2nd ed of the map, though the scale is reduced somewhat.  Folding map (ref 165/113)  *1.00

The Foundation of Peterborough Cathedral AD 1541
Northants Record Society vol 13, 1941. Familiar tall 8vo green boards, 140pp inc 3 indexes, 3 plate-ills. An account of Henry VIII's creation of the See of Peterborough out of part of the ancient See of Lincoln and the conversion of the Abbey Church into the new Cathedral, together with relevant documents. VG clean copy. (ref 8108)  12.00

NB A 1967 rep of the above is in print at 1.50

Elizabethan Peterborough - The Dean and Chapter as Lords of the City
Northants Record Society vol 18, 1956. Familiar tall 8vo green boards, 58+205pp inc 3 indexes, frontis portrait of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford. The story of the transfer by Henry VIII of the manorial lordship over Peterborough from the Abbots to the Dean and Chapter of the newly created Cathedral after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Much Latin. VG clean copy. (ref 8103)  6.00

[Rushton document]  Sale Catalogue of Livestock and Summer Keeping
A small printed catalogue for the 1902 sale at Stiles Lodge.  (ref 403/2-8)  10.00 UK post-free

[Sibbertoft document]  Sale Catalogue of Household Effects
A small printed catalogue for the 1895 sale of 'valuable household furniture and effects, pianoforte, vintage port, home-cured bacon etc' being sold on behalf of Mrs Bradshaw 'who is removing to a distance.....'.  This little 16pp catalogue is grubby and dogeared and the top corner of the front cover appears to have been nibbled by mice - but if you must have a better copy you could well wait a very long time for one to appear on the market.    In the wine and port items listed in the cellar is lot 148 - four bottles of catsup, whatever that is.  16pp catalogue just about held together by a very rusty staple.  (ref 403/22)  10.00 UK post-free

[Thornby document]  Sale Catalogue of Farming Stock
A small 16pp printed catalogue for the 1902 sale of live and dead stock, the sale consequent upon the sale of the Thornby Hall Estate prompting tenant farmers John Fossey, Mr Matts and Mrs Anderson to sell their farm stock.  Front cover a bit grubby round the edges, small nick out of the top edge of front cover.  (ref 403/33)  12.00 UK post-free

[Welford document]  Sale Catalogue of Farming Stock
A small printed catalogue for the 1917 sale of live and dead stock, the sale consequent upon the death of John Gee.  (ref 403/18)  10.00 UK post-free

A Second Copy (ref 403/27)  10.00 UK post-free

[Welford document]  Sale Particulars - Household Furniture etc
A small 1890 printed 15pp catalogue of furniture together with a few outdoor items, all belonging to John Wood.  The outside is quite grubby, bottom corner dogeared.  (ref 403/25)  12.00 UK post-free

[Yelvertoft document]  Farm Sale Notice
A notice-cum-poster announcing the 1919 sale of an un-named 76 acre farm 'adjoining the road leading from Yelvertoft to Claycoton'.  Size approx 10"x15", single-sided so would be ideal for framing.  Interested parties could obtain a plan from the auctioneer's office, but there isn't one with this notice.  (ref 403/34)  10.00 UK post-free

The Northampton County Magazine
May 1931 issue. Includes articles on Tudor Fotheringhay [4pp], Oundle Bridge [1pp] & Daventry Grammar School [3pp]. Rusty staples, front paper cover loose. (ref P219/148)  *1.50

Northamptonshire Lieutenancy Papers and Other Documents 1580-1614
Northants Record Society vol 27, 1975. Familiar tall 8vo green boards, 34+113pp inc 2 indexes, 5 ills. The workings of the Northamptonshire Militia during the Armada period, with papers which passed between Sir Christopher Hatton (Lord Lieutenant from 1586-1591) and his deputies. VG clean copy. (ref 0376)  10.00

Another Copy
Minor dent in front board but a nice clean copy and still VG. (ref 0000) 10.00

Northamptonshire Past & Present
Published by Northants Record Society, these annual journals contain a stimulating blend of local and family history articles on such subjects as architecture, curious events, individuals, institutions etc. 4to, paper covers, no of pp per issue varies but never less than 40. Most issues from the initial 5 vols (1948-1975) are available, issues of vols 1 & 2 (1948-1959) are  *4.50 each, later issues are  *3.50 each. Discounts for multiple orders are available. Ref 350/24.

Northamptonshire within Living Memory
Northamptonshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1992.  Large 8vo in pictorial card covers, 256pp inc index.  A gold-mine of information about life in Northamptonshire in the 1st half of the 20th century, and very good value for money.   Nice copy, VG.  (ref 165/33)  8.50