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[Gould document]  Admon - Martha Gould of Shrewley
Martha died in 1889 and this admon was granted to her brother Thomas Gould.   Manuscript on printed parchment, bears the seal of HM High Court of Justice.   (ref 73/3)  6.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Keys document]  Will of Maria Keys of Leamington
This will was signed by Maria in 1868.  As it it signed we assume it isn't her 'last will and testament'.  In this particular will Maria leaves everything to her sister Anne Eleanor Palmer.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 73/4)  6.00 post-free  Not for export

[Mordaunt] The Old House at Walton
Elizabeth Hamilton, 1988. 287pp inc index, 15 ills. Four generations of the family, commencing in 1769. F in VG d/w. (ref 4229) 7.00

[Riland] Three Hundred Years of a Family Living, Being a History of the Rilands of Sutton Coldfield
Rev W K Riland Bedford, priv pub 1889.  Small 4to, 175pp inc index followed by list of subscribers, frontis map of 67 acres of glebe land belonging to Sutton Coldfield rectory, 4 other ills as required inc 3 portraits.  Spine a trifle sunned, front hinge weak, but this is easily a G copy.  Only 125 copies subscribed-for.   (ref 2288)  40.00

Another Copy
Spine a bit brighter, front hinge also tender, a few spots inside here & there confined to the eps & the map frontis.  (ref 0518)  40.00


[Barston]  Property Sale Poster and Plan
This poster announces the 1867 sale of an un-named 59 acre farmstead together with several nearby fields totalling another 49 acres.  The tenant farmer was F Burton.  Difficult to describe exactly where the farm was, but one of the selling points was 'There are most interesting views from the upper portion of the Estate, looking over Berkwell, Packington and Meriden, as well as over the village of Hampton and the surrounding neighbourhood'.  Nice clean copy, though there is a degree of offsetting.   Size approx 22"x36" and ideal for display if you can find a frame this big.  (ref 6789)  18.00 post-free within UK

Royal Leamington Spa Official Guide
Undated but approx 1960 Official Guide, hardback, 79pp with lots of photos and adverts. Green boards printed in white with white & gold crest. VG though bottom corners of 3 leaves of the adverts are badly folded. (ref 4854) 3.00

Royal Leamington Spa Official Guide
Undated but apparently 1954 guide judging by the loose papers inside the front cover. Hardback, 79pp with lots of photos and adverts. Grey boards printed in blue with blue & gold crest. VG. (ref 7216) 4.00

[Offchurch] Copy Award of Tithe Commissioners
This is a copy [probably contemporary] of the 1852 Award in which 5 acres of glebe land (including fishing rights on the river Leam) is exchanged for 4 acres of land owned by Lord Guernsey (on which the vicarage is situated), all interested parties having given their agreement to the exchange. Two brief schedules identify the respective locations, described as 'fair equivalents'. Manuscript on 4 folio paper sheets. (ref 754/271) 6.00 post-free  
Not for export

Stratford Walks
1982 booklet produced by Ramblers' Association, containing detailed guidance for 9 excursions on foot from Stratford-upon-Avon into the surrounding countryside. 32pp, yellow card covers. 0.75 post-free within UK

The Borough Town of Stratford Upon Avon
Levi Fox, 1953. 168pp inc index, 32 plates & 3 plans. Stacked, so fore-edges not in line, but a clean copy in a spotted & worn d/w (part of spine missing) 5.00

Stratford upon Avon - Portrait of a Town
Nicholas Fogg, 1986.  4to, 244pp inc index, 75 plate-ills, 44 others in with the text.  Author, who was born in Stratford, has made good use of the towns extensive archives to produce this well received local history which has only recently gone out of print.  A little damage to the fore-edges of about 20 leaves, bottom corner bumped, some scoring of d/w with a slight trace on the front board, contents nice and clean, though.  G.  (ref 625/81)  7.50

Stratford-upon-Avon - WANTED - photos, negatives, archives, reports etc of the 155 London Transport trolleybuses scrapped at Bird's Commercial Motors of Stratford-upon-Avon in the period 1956-1959.

The Vestry Minute Book of the Parish of Stratford-on-Avon from 1617 to 1699AD
Source unknown as the front paper cover and spine are long gone.  158pp printed transcript which will provide much needed information from a time when there's little other than parish registers and protestation returns available in print.  Priced for condition (ref 2770) at 5.00 

Warwick Arms Hotel, Warwick
Souvenir booklet and tariff, undated but pasted in is 'revised tariff 1923.' 20pp, 10 photo-ills. Old damp-staining to tops of all pp. 1.00 post-free within UK

St Peter's Church, Wootton Wawen
Re-edited & revised, 1951. Small pamphlet of 15pp with 9 ills (mostly photo) and plan. Paper covers a little grubby. 1.00 post-free within UK

Warwickshire History Vol 2 No 5, Summer 1974
A5 card covered booklet produced by the Warwickshire Local History Society. Of particular interest are the 21pp on 'Private Schools of 19th Century Warwickshire - Part 1', and the 13pp on 'An Old Rude Plan of Wootton Wawen'. G. (ref 4409) 1.50 post-free within UK

Warwickshire History Makers
E B Newbold, 1975.  4to, 96pp, plenty of photo ills.  A collection of 12 short biographies of Richard Neville [Earl of Warwick]; William Shakespeare; Matthew Boulton; George Eliot; George Cadbury; Tom Mann; Rupert Brooke; Joseph Arch; Neville Chamberlain; Randolph Turpin; Sir Frank Whittle and Ann Jones.  VG in G d/w.  (ref 525/20)  6.00

[27 Northern Warwickshire Parishes]  Hearth Tax Returns - Hemlingford Hundred - Tamworth and Atherstone Divisions
All family historians know how the dearth of 17th century official records hinders research.  For those researching ancestors in the Northern part of Warwickshire in the 1660s and 1670s, this is a printed transcript of the surviving hearth tax returns for the Tamworth and Atherstone divisions of Hemlingford Hundred.   An essential reference work as unlike printed Hearth Tax returns for some other counties, this version details each of the years for which each person appears in the returns.
The parishes in Tamworth Division are Austrey, Newton Regis, Seckington & Shuttington, Amington & Stonydelph, Bolehall & Glascote, Tamworth, Kingsbury, Wilnescote, Polesworth, Grendon and Baddesley Ensor.
The parishes in Atherstone Division are Nuneaton, Chilvers Coton, Weddington, Caldecote, Ansley, Hartshill, Atherstone, Mancetter, Shustoke, Baxterley, Maxstoke, Merevale, Nether Whitacre, Fillongley, Corley and Lea Marston.
This big heavy book, pub by Warwks CC in 1957, consists of a 98 page introduction followed by 7 full-page photo illustrations of parts of the actual returns, followed by the 351 page transcript.  A phenomenal number of people are listed, as indicated by the index which runs to 66 pages.  One of those standard reference works which should be on the shelves of all serious North Warwickshire researchers, whether family or local historians.  A very nice clean copy in like d/w.  Thick heavy book.  (ref 0000)  28.00