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[Hall document]  Legacy Receipt
This tiny document signed by Stephen Hall in 1641, is his receipt for a legacy of  'Fortie pounds of good & lawful English Money' left to him in the will of George Cotes of Nottingham.  It is in manuscript on a small piece [approx 6"x3"] of parchment.  At one time this appears to have been pasted into a commonplace book or album but it has been detached and there are traces of glue and the page or sheet of paper to which it was formerly attached.  (ref 103/23)  22.00 
post-free  Not for export

Henson and Hales Family Documents
A useful little collection of documents concerning various members of the related Henson and Hales families.  Although drawn up in the 1860s, the papers concern events spanning the period 1783 to 1866, firstly in the parish of Bunny, then in the parish of Basford.  7 items, various sizes, including 2 1866 death certificates for which you have to pay 9.25 each for modern copies.  (ref 466/30)  20.00 UK post-free

[Arnold deed]  Sale of Land signed by Parish Officials
This 1820 deed is for the sale of a small plot of land by the Guardian of the Poor (Jonathan Taylor), the Churchwardens (John Wilson and Daniel Diggle), Overseers (Gervas Parr and Thomas Redgate) and Surveyor of the Highways (the aptly named Thomas Rhodes) in order to fund acquisition of land for the extraction of materials for maintenance and repair of the highways.  An interesting deed bearing signatures of all parties.  The little plot of land was known as Slate Cod Leys and it may be possible to pinpoint exactly where this was by reference to the tithe map.  (ref 466/10)  18.00 post-free  Not for export

[Basford documents]  Deeds to the Hand and Glove Public House
A brief sequence of deeds from the period 1863 to 1880 (though from which one can learn that the property had been in the Henson and related Hales families since 1802.  In 1866 the property passed to Samuel Easom and in 1866 to Robert Shaw.  On offer are 4 large parchment deeds, a couple of which are damp-marked though perfectly legible.  Ideally dated to research in conjunction with censuses.  The 4 (ref 466/8)  40.00 post free   Not for export

[Bathley document]  Property Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for an 1852 sale held at the Lord Nelson Inn, North Muskham.  As well as a farmhouse, buildings and cottage there was a great deal of farmland, with fields with such names as Walsters Close, Fox Cover Close, Bottom Hill Close, Water Close, Top Balk, Top Butter Wong, Brick Kiln Close - in all well over 30 plots of both arable and meadow land.  Three sitting tenants are mentioned - John Bourne, Mrs Herrod (who appears to have been the landlady at the Lord Nelson) and John Colclough.  The particulars are accompanied by a large multifolding plan showing the locations of the various lots, all seemingly to the West of the village.  (ref 403/11)  25.00 UK post-free

[Fledborough document]  Voters List, 1874
The Register of Voters entitled to Vote in the respect of property situate in whole or in part within the parish of township of Fledborough including tenant occupiers at a rent of fifty pounds and upwards.  Single printed sheet, approx 10"x5", appears to have been cut from larger sheet.  Provides details of the 7 voters (Billyard, Billyard, Carver, Howard, Nevile, Pickin and Wells), their places of abode and qualification to vote.  Margin spotted o/w clean.   (ref 4726)  *8.00 

Mansfield One Hundred Years Ago
A S Buxton, 1932. 4to in buff card covers, 98pp, 18 ills inc several in colour. A reminder of life around the time of 1823 Manfield Improvement Act. This copy has several faults, most noticeably the broken binding at p14 and the cracked binding at p46 & p78. The card covers are very grubby and worn, the top & tail of the spine particularly so. The contents are nice and clean, though. Scarce. (ref 7396)  16.00

[North Muskham document]  Property Sale Particulars
Printed document with manuscript insertions, concerning a sale held at the Ram Hotel, Newark, in 1905 concerning 'All that messuage or dwellinghouse.....adjoining the main street of North occupied as two tenements by Miss Baxter and Mrs Stuffins...... .  The purchaser was widow Grace Bourne.  On completion of the form by the vendor (Thomas Knight)'s agent, the agent evidently signed across a stamp.  This has been crudely cut out and the document bears the resulting square hole.  (ref 403/12)  15.00 UK post-free

Modern Nottingham in the Making
J D Chambers, 1945. 56pp, 16 plates as required. Essentially a look at 19th century Nottingham. VG in quite worn d/w. (ref 8047)  8.50

Notes on the Old Town Wall of Nottingham
Being a Description of Some Recent Exposures of It, by James Shipman, 1899.   83pp inc index, 11 ills & 3 plans as required.  Back board very badly water-affected, some of the maroon colouring has run from the board on to the eps, the large multifolding town street plan has been torn & repaired none too well, but on balance this is as good a copy as we've seen before.  (ref 1727)  26.00

[Sutton]  Sale/Purchase Agreement for Land
There are several Suttons in Nottinghamshire, this one is specifically described as '...situate at Sutton within the Liberties of Granby and Sutton in the Parish of Granby and Sutton in the County of Nottingham....'.  The agreement is for 80 acres of land (quite possibly a farm) which at the time (1820) was tenanted by William Gelsthorpe.  Manuscript on single paper sheet, 1818 watermark.  (ref 7010)   *12.00 
Not for export

Guide to the Nottinghamshire County Records Office
P A Kennedy, Notts CC, 1960.  180pp inc index, 9 plates.  Though 40+ years old, there's still much in here for the Nottinghamshire researcher.  VG in reasonably G d/w.  Ex-Glamorgan Record Office Library, their stamp at foot of half-title page.  (ref 252/125)  10.00