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A Short History of Lowther and the Lowther Family
Anon, nd but 1950s. Large (approx 7"x10") booklet of 7pp of text accompanied by 5 photos + 5 other plate-ills. (ref 6562)  4.00 post-free within UK

[Appleby/Askham/Barton/Cliburn/Clifton/Crosby Ravensworth/Morland/Kendal/Kirby Lonsdale/Lowther/Morland/Shap document]   Schedule of Lands under the 1864 Land Improvement Act
An 1869 schedule of lands owned by the Rt Hon William Earl of Lonsdale amounting to 7158 acres, four-fifths of which lay in various Westmorland parishes - the rest lay in Cumberland.  Several farms are mentioned by name, as well as other blocks of land - the largest being the 1229 acre Greyrigg Demesne & Forest.  In all, some 19 Westmorland properties are listed, together with acreages and name of occupiers, making this document particularly useful to both local and family historians.  If you think your ancestor might have been one of the tenants, by all means check with us before you buy.  
Bears the seal of the Inclosure Commissioners.   Manuscript on parchment, size approx 27"x22", multifolded.  NB also listed on our Cumberland page.  (ref 161/18)  18.00
post-free   Not for export

Another 1869 schedule of the same Westmorland properties/tenants/ acreages, though a few months earlier than above.   Manuscript on parchment, size approx 27"x23", multifolded, bears the seal of the Inclosure Commissioners.  NB also listed on our Cumberland page.  (ref 161/19)  18.00 post-free   Not for export

[Appleby  document]  Sale Particulars for Various Properties
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of:
Lot 1 - a shop with 2 dwelling houses 'adjoining the Bridge and the River Eden with frontages to the Sands and Bridge Street' occupied by Messrs Lowthian Bros.
Lot 2 - A yard with warehousing etc let to James and John Graham.
Lot 3 - the 1 acre Gaol Field occupied by James Sowerby.
Lot 4 - a garden & poultry run in Garth Heads Road let to J J Hodgson.
Lot 5 - a 6 acre pasture called Broad Close adjoining Chapel Street, let to James & John Graham.
Clean copy. 
(ref 355/43)  6.00 UK post-free

[Brampton document]  Sale Particulars of Scarside Farm
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of the 62 acre Scarside Farm, tenanted by Benjamin Pears.  A rather grubby copy, though it was clearly used by the auctioneer at the sale as it records the farm failed to reach the reserve price.  (ref 355/15)  8.00 UK post-free

Another Copy - and a nice clean one, but without the annotations.  A little dogeared.  (ref 355/16)  8.00 UK post-free

A 3rd Copy - slightly better.  (ref 355/17)  8.00 UK post-free

A 4th Copy - about the same.  (ref 355/18)  8.00 UK post-free

[Brougham document]  Scheduling of Brougham Mansion & Land by the Board of Agriculture
Official copy of an 1891 Order concerning the mansion and 5 acres of land, owned & occupied by Lord Brougham and Vaux.  Manuscript on large parchment sheet, multifolded, bears the orange embossed seal of the Board of Agriculture.  (ref 131/16)  15.00 post-free  
Not for export

[Brougham (and Croglin/Staffield, Cumberland) document]  Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of 102 acres of pasture, arable and meadow land in Brougham, together with the 63 acre Brookside Farm which straddled the Croglin/Staffield parish boundary.  Nice clean copy.  (ref 355/26)  8.00 UK post-free

A 2nd Copy - as above.  (ref 355/27)  8.00 UK post-free

A 3rd Copy - as above.  (ref 355/28)  8.00 UK post-free

[Crosby Garrett document]  Property Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for the 1919 sale of:
Lot 1 - Prospect Villa, tenanted by Mrs Durrant.
Lot 2 - The 4 acre meadow called Flatt
Lot 3 - The 1 acre Millgates Meadow.
Lot 4 - A smallholding called Lilac House Farm
Lot 5 - Several plots of land including Haber Hill, Appleby Gills and Bullfoot Lands, together totalling 22 acres.
Lot 6 - 50 stints on Crosby Garrett Common let to H Walker.
Front page grubby round the edges, the rest clean.  (ref 355/45)  8.00 UK post-free

[Crosby Ravensworth document]  Sale Particulars for Stoney Gill Farm
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of the 50 acre Stoney Gill Farm (apparently near Shap Wells Hotel), tenanted by Edward Mallinson.  This is the auctioneer's copy as is has various pencil and ink annotations, including the fact that the farm didn't sell as the bidding didn't go high enough.  The front page is quite grubby.  (ref 355/29)  8.00 UK post-free

[Dufton document]  Farm Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for the 1926 sale of the 127 acre Pusgill Farm (tenanted by J J Raine), and the 174 acre The Brow Farm (tenanted by J Raine) which included a couple of cottages known as Brow Top occupied by J T Raine and J Bedale, and a cottage called Quarry Cottage occupied by Mrs Richardson.  The sale was held following the death of Rev T W Anderson.  No plan was included; this was available at the auctioneer's office.  (ref 355/11)  10.00 UK post-free

[Dufton document]  Sale Particulars for Sunnyside House
Printed particulars for the 1923 sale of Sunnyside House, owned and occupied by H W Thompson.  Apparently with Sunnyside came an adjoining house occupied by the Misses Hebson and a cottage occupied by S L Davidson.  Small format, double-page with blank backs, the backs very grubby and a small tear in the bottom margin (text unaffected).  (ref 355/35)  6.00 UK post-free

Another Copy - Front grubby, rather creased, but at least the blank back is nice and clean.  (ref 355/36)  5.00 UK post-free

[Dufton document]  Sale Particulars for Midtown Farm
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of the 130-odd acre Midtown Farm, tenanted by William Richardson and John Tatters.  Condition about average for age.  (ref 355/57)  6.00 UK post-free

[Great Asby document]  Sale Particulars - Stannerstones Farm
Printed particulars for the 1925 sale of this 50 acre farm tenanted by H Huddart.  A schedule breaks the farm down into various plots on the OS map including the 2 acre Brackenhow Brow and the 6 acre Ellerson Close.  It seems the printer set the pages the wrong way round as the document opens left-handedly.  (ref 355/19)  8.00 UK post-free

Another Copy - in similar condition.  (ref 355/20)  8.00 UK post-free

[Great Asby document]  Sale Particulars of Farms
Printed particulars for the 1918 sale of the 40 acre Linglow Farm, tenanted by Thomas Wharton, and the 20 acre Well Green Farm, tenanted by Peter Bell.  Printed on blue paper, the margins of the front being sunned o/w a decent clean copy.  (ref 355/21)  10.00 UK post-free

[Great Asby document]  Farm Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of the 184 acre High Barn Farm and the 29 acre Elm Tree Farm, both tenanted by A B Brunskill.  This is the auctioneer's own copy, annotated with the results of the sale against each of the 15 lots.  A little grubby and dogeared but the accompanying coloured plan is very nice and clean.  (ref 355/58)  10.00  UK post-free

[Hoff document]  Sale Particulars of Burra House, Burrells
Printed particulars for the 1918 sale of the 92 acre Burra House farm, tenanted by J S Huddart.  Rather grubby.  (ref 355/23)  8.00

Another Copy not quite as grubby.  (ref 355/24)  8.00

The Registers of Kendal part 1
Cumberland & Westmorland Parish Register Society vol 7, 1921. Covers the period 1558-1587 [baptisms only]. Usual green printed paper covers, 99pp, unindexed.  Unopened copy, contents nice and clean, a small tear at the top of the front cover but still VG.  (ref 4690)  15.00 post-free within UK

The Registers of Kendal part 3
Cumberland & Westmorland AAS vol 36, 1952. Covers the period 1596-1599 & 1607-1631 [baptisms], 1591-1599 [marriages & burials]. Usual grey printed paper covers, 217pp, unindexed. VG. (ref 2598)  12.00

Another Copy
And a decent one.  (ref 7997)  12.00

The Registers of Kendal part 4
Cumberland & Westmorland AAS vol 39, 1960. Covers the period 1606-1631 [marriages & burials only]. Usual grey printed paper covers, pp219-386, unindexed. VG. (ref 2607)  12.00

The Registers of Kendal - index to parts 3 & 4
Cumberland & Westmorland AAS, nd but 1960s? Covers the period 1591-1599 & 1606-1631. Blue printed paper covers, 136pp. VG. (ref 2362) 8.00

[Kendal document]  Sale particulars of Houses in East Bank
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of 2, 12, 13 & 14 East Bank (occupied respectively by Joseph Fazackerley, F Gobey, Mrs Johnson and A C Bateson.  A rather grubby copy, though with the auctioneer's pencil and ink annotations which provide details of hammer prices and successful bidders.  (ref 355/12)  8.00 UK post-free

Another Copy - nice and clean though without the annotations.  (ref 355/14)  8.00 UK post-free

The Story of Kendal
Sister Agnes, 1947.  Blue cloth boards enclosing 64pp, 10 plate-ills.  Aimed at generating in young Kendalians (now you know) an interest in their town, there's much for all local historians in this book.  Eps show evidence of damp, though covers surprisingly clean.  Long-term storage of a loosely-inserted street plan inside the front board has affected the front hinge.  Compared to others we've seen, G.  (ref 104/29)  8.00

[Kings Meaburn document]  Property Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for the 1926 sale of:
1.  A House and shop let to W Simpson.
2.  A cottage let to C S Woof.
3.  Virginia House & 20 acres of land, let to R Nicholson.
4.  2 acres of pasture called Ing Mire, let to John Sanderson.
5.  4 acres of meadow called Middle Bottom, also let to John Sanderson.
Top grubby.  (ref 355/53) 
8.00 UK post-free

[Kirkby Lonsdale and Whalley (Lancs) document]   Scheduling of the Barbon Manor Estate under the 1864 Land Improvement Act
An 1892 schedule of lands owned by the Rt Hon Sir Ughtred James Kay Shuttleworth, Bt, MP, amounting to 2590 acres, of which about two-thirds lay in the parish of Whalley, Lancashire.  The Westmorland third comprised the Barbon Manor Estate in the parish of Kirkby Lonsdale.  This is broken down into two parts, Sir Ughtred occupying the Mansion House etc and Fell House Farm tenanted by Mrs James Maudsley.   Manuscript on parchment, size approx 25"x19", multifolded.  NB this is also listed on our Lancashire page.  (ref 161/14)  18.00 post-free  
Not for export

[Knock document]  Farm Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of an un-named 223 acre farm, predominantly in Knock though a small proportion lay in the parish of Dufton.  The farm, tenanted by Mrs Hull and sons, was broken down into 11 lots, each being identified by OS map numbers so it ought to be able to identify the location.  Quite a grubby copy, evidently used by the auctioneer as it is annotated in both ink and pencil to the effect that the farm failed to find a buyer at the sale but was subsequently sold to a Peter Hull - presumably one of the sons of the sitting tenant.  (ref 355/46)  8.00 UK Post-free

[Longmarton document]  Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of hundred of acres of glebe land.  This is the auctioneer's own copy annotated with successful bidders and prices paid.  An important piece of Longmarton local history.  (ref 355/54)  15.00 UK post-free

[Longmarton and Bolton document]  Property Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of:
A 5 acre smallholding called The Arches, let to T Fallowfield
A house, unoccupied
12 acres of pasture land let to Joseph Jackson
A cottage in Bolton let to Robert Jackson
This is the auctioneer's copy, annotated with buyers and prices paid.  The front page is quite grubby.  (ref 355/50) 
7.00

[Mallerstang]  Sale Particulars of the Aisgill Estate
This 129 acre estate came up for sale at the Black Bull in Kirkby Stephen in 1876.  These printed particulars contain a breakdown showing field names and sizes, the principal tenant being Adam Mason.  Accompanying the particulars is a large (approx 20"x28") multifolding map, handcoloured in outline.  The map is clean but has some minor tears where folds cross.  The printed particulars are very worn around the edges and parts of the margins are missing.  (ref 5118)  20.00 post-free within UK

Another Copy - nice and clean though without the annotations.  (ref 355/47)  8.00 UK post free

A 3rd Copy - as above.  (ref 355/48)  8.00 UK post-free

A 4th Copy - as above.  (ref 355/49)  8.00 UK post-free

[Newby document]  Farm Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for the 1923 sale of an un-named 27 acre farm let to J W Lancaster.  With the farm came cottages let to Miss Dent, W Alderson and W Ellwood.  Although the farm isn't named, the details of OS map numbers should make it possible to identify the location.   (ref 355/38)  6.00 UK post-free

Another Copy -  (ref 355/39)  6.00 UK post-free

[Orton document]  Farm Sale Particulars
Printed particulars for the 1919 sale of the 30 acre Scarside Farm, tenanted by George Little.  Decent copy.  (ref 355/51)  8.00 UK post-free

[Shap document]  Sale Particulars for The Hermitage
Printed particulars for the 1925 sale of The Hermitage, described as 'an attractive detached residence.....with out-offices and farm buildings, gardens and grounds about an acre in extent, adjoining the main road through Shap'.  A quite grubby copy though it is annotated to the effect that the house was sold to M Dixon of Grosvenor Road, Birkenhead, for 850.  (ref 355/31) 
8.00 UK post-free

Another Copy - a clean copy but without the annotation.  (ref 355/32)  8.00 UK post-free

A 3rd Copy - as above.  (ref 355/33)  8.00 UK post-free

A 4th Copy - as above.  (ref 355/34)  8.00 UK post-free

[Stainmore and Kaber document]  Sale Particulars for Barras Farm
Printed particulars for the 1920 sale of the 123 acre Barras Farm, tenanted by James Alderson.  (ref 355/61) 
8.00 UK post-free

Another Copy - (ref 355/62)  8.00 UK Post-free

A Short History of the Manor and Parish of Witherslack to 1850
G P Jones, 1971. 84pp, 9 chapters on Medieval; Early Modern; The Tenantry; Population; Religious; The Barwick Trust; Administration; Enclosure; 1850. Printed thick paper covers, VG. (ref 2626)  6.00

Specimens of the Dialects of Westmorland
Either 1897 (as shown on front cover) or 1887 (as shown on title-page), this 52pp booklet is identified as 'Part First' (of 3 parts) and contains stories by Rev Thomas Clarke, William Bowness and Robert Southey.  Spine torn, paper covers foxed but VG and unusual in this condition. (ref 6556)  10.00 post-free within UK

The Westmorland Protestation Returns 1641/2
Ed & intro by M A Faraday, 1971. 86pp inc index of names, printed paper covers. The next best thing to a census of adult males. Only about half the County's returns have survived. VG. (ref 2640)  10.00

The Cumbria Parishes 1714-1725 from Bishop Gastell's Notitia with Additions by Bishop Porteous 1778-1779
Edited by L A S Butler, 1998.  4to (a bit shorter than A4), 249pp inc several indexes, frontis ill of Bishop Gastrell, 5 maps inc the 4 deaneries covered by this book broken down into parishes.  Bishop Gastrell was Bishop of Chester 1714-1725, and his Notitia (or notebook) of the diocese is a mine of information about parishes, townships, schools and charities.  The sections of his notitia relating to Cheshire, Flintshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire were published piecemeal during the period 1845-1990 - this vol contains his notes relating to Cumberland and Westmorland, together with additional notes made by Bishop Porteous during his visitation of 1778-9.  The total detail for each individual parish amounts to little more than a page or two, but the book as a whole is a good resource of 18th century detail.  New copy in F d/w.  NOTE - book weighs approaching 1kg and the price includes a postal charge of 3.00 rather than the usual 2.00 (ref 6323)  23.00 inc postage within UK

Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland
Daniel Scott, 1899.  262pp inc index, 8 plates.  With chapter headings such as 'Fighting Bishops and Fortified Churches', 'Old Time Punishments', 'Some Legends and Superstitions', 'Old-Time Home Life', and 'Old School Customs', there's plenty of background material for everyone here.  Usual blue boards, teg, contents nice and clean though somewhat loose as both inner hinges are cracked.  Depending on condition (or bookseller) you might have to pay anything from 25 to 45 for a comparable copy, our copy (ref 1041) 20.00

Old Lakeland
J D Marshall, 1971.  219pp inc index, 29 photos, 8 other ills, 14 maps & diagrams.  Vivid close-ups of 12 aspects of the life, work & history of Lakeland people, including such topics as drovers, fares & routes, bobbin makers.   There's also a chapter devoted to Troutbeck.  The 15pp of notes & bibliography will be particularly useful for those wishing to do further research.   An unusually nice clean copy, VG in VG d/w.  (ref 7131)  15.00

Armitt Library Journal 1/1998
The Armitt Trust, Ambleside, 1998.  118pp, several ills.  The inaugural volume in a series of academic journals publishing articles on all aspects of the Lake District - geography, history, culture and ecology.  This vol contains chapters on Canon Rawnsley and the English Lake District [17pp]; Wordworth's Guide to the Lakes and the Geographical Tradition [20pp]; Arts, Crafts and Heritage in Victorian Lakeland [26pp]; Sawrey Gilpin RA - Rival of Stubbs [22pp]; Wordworth's 'Pure Commonwealth' - Yeoman Dynasties in the English Lake District c1450-1750 [28pp].   Mint.  (ref 104/24)  8.00

[Westmorland & Cumberland - Hutton Roof and Deer Rudding document] - Sale Particulars for Farms
Printed particulars for the 1919 sale of an un-named 81 acre farm at Hutton Roof let to George Armstrong and an un-named 56 acre farm at Deer Rudding tenanted by James Parker.  A rather worn and grubby copy, but at least the two multifolding plans are nice and clean.  (ref 355/64)  10.00 UK post-free