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[Evans/Cooper deed]  Marriage Settlement
An 1804 deed of settlement on the intended marriage of Rev James Evans and Mary Anne Cooper, both of Salisbury.  Mary Anne brought to the marriage property in Milford Street, Giggon Street [evidently today's Gigant Street], Brown Street and Blue Boar Row.  Manuscript on 2 large parchment sheets.  The deed bears the clear signatures Mary Anne Cooper, James Evans and the 4 trustees (Fort, Baker, Brodie, Stevens) to the settlement.  (ref 6943)  25.00 post-free 
Not for export

The Mullins Family of Box, Wiltshire
Patrick Mullins, 1991. A4 25pp, thin card covers, paper spine. Small lib stamp at foot of p1. (ref A116)  3.50 UK post-free

[Reeves & Whitaker] Sheep Bell & Ploughshare
Marjorie Reeves, 1978. 180pp inc index, 23 ills. The story of 2 Bratton families. VG in VG d/w. (ref 6559)  8.50

[Whiles] At Local Level
John Whiles, 1996. A5, white card covers, 105pp, several photo ills. Author was born in Bridgwater, moved to Calne with the family in 1942 and became mayor of Calne in 1966. He was a founder member of the Wiltshire Family History Society. VG. (ref 1015)  2.50


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An Act for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Bradford in the County of Wilts
1818 printed Act, 14pp disbound. Minor waterstains to fore-edges.  5.00 UK post-free

[Bremhill]  Swine Fever Poster - Studley
This 1888 poster announces Eliza Chivers's pigsty to be infected with  swine fever.  Printed poster, approx 9"x11".  (ref 266/16)   15.00 post-free   Not for export

[Bremhill]  Swine Fever Poster - Stockham Marsh
This 1888 poster announces Alfred Hillier's pigsty to be free of swine fever, having been declared infected a month previous.  Printed poster, approx 9"x11".  (ref 266/19)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

[Bromham document]  Scheduling of Westbrook Farm & 3 Cottages under the Land Improvement Act 1864
An official copy of an 1896 Order by the Board of Agriculture concerning the 154 acre Westbrook Farm, tenanted by James Perrett, and 3 cottages only identified as St Edith's, tenanted by N King, W Hillier and W Trews or his sub-tenant.  Single parchment sheet, multifolded, size approx 22"x18" though the lower half of the document is occupied by a table of loan repayments for the next 25 years.  Bears the red embossed seal of the Land Loan & Enfranchisement Company.  (ref 447/9)  12.50 post-free 
Not for export

[Charlton/Brinkworth/Brokenborough/Garsden/Hankerton/Malmesbury document]  Scheduling of Lands under the 1864 Land Improvement Act
An official copy - signed and sealed by the Inclosure Commissioners - of an 1873 Order scheduling 8364 acres of land owned by the Earl of Suffolk.  An important item for both local and family historians as the schedule lists 32 tenant farmers, their farms and acreages.  If you want to check if your ancestor was one of the tenants, email us.  Manuscript on large (approx 28"x23") parchment sheet, multifolded but clean.  (ref 118/1)  25.00 post-free 
Not for export

An earlier (1868) Order affecting the same 8364 acres.   A smaller (approx 21"x17") parchment sheet, consequently the handwriting is also smaller.  Signed and sealed by the Inclosure Commissioners.  (ref 118/2)   20.00 post-free  Not for export

Another Order - affecting the same 8364 acres but dated 1870.  Size approx 27"x20", signed and sealed.  (ref 118/3)  22.00 post-free  Not for export

An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Chitterne Saint Mary and Chittern All Saints, in the County of Wilts, and for repealing an Act...for inclosing Lands within the Manor and Parish of Chitterne Saint Mary, in the County of Wilts
1815 printed Act, 20pp disbound.  5.00 UK post-free

[Clyffe Pypard]  3 Documents concerning Bushton Farm
An abstract of conveyance, a mortgage and a memorandum, all dated 1907.   Formerly part of the Meux estate auctioned in 1906, this farm was the concern of the Watts family.  The 3 items (ref 28/52)   12.50 post-free 
Not for export

[Corsham]  Swine Fever Poster - Westwells
This 1882 poster announces Edwin Davis's pigsty to be free of swine fever, having been declared infected earlier that year.  Printed poster, approx 9"x11".   A couple of small tears along old folds.  (ref 266/15)   15.00 post-free   Not for export

[Corsham document]  Scheduling of the Corsham Court Estate by the Board of Agriculture
Official copy of an 1890 Order scheduling 2006 acres owned by Lord Methuen comprising land, farms, woods, even the Pack Horse Inn and Methuen Arms Hotel.  An important item for both local and family historians in that it breaks the 2006 acres into 22 parts and lists the acreages and occupiers/tenants.  Manuscript on large (approx 27"x23") parchment sheet, multifolded but clean.  (ref 118/4) 22.00 post-free 
Not for export

An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Damerham South, in the County of Wilts
1818 printed Act, 23pp disbound. Some browning of pages, and fore-edge of top page curled back.  5.00 UK post-free

[Hillmarton]  Swine Fever Poster - Catcombe
This 1888 poster announces Joseph Hopkins's pigsty to be free of swine fever, having been declared infected a month previous.  Printed poster, approx 9"x11".  (ref 266/20)   15.00 post-free  Not for export

[Hullavington document]  Licence to Deepen a Ditch
This is a duplicate copy of a 1902 licence granted to the Great Western Railway.  The document is accompanied by a folding plan showing the ditch in question, the purpose being to allow surplus water to run-off from the railway line.  Although a duplicate,  it bears the GWR seal.  Rather grubby and mis-folded.  (ref 103/16)  8.00
post-free  Not for export

[Kemble document]  Scheduling of Part of the Kemble Estate
This official copy 1892 document records the scheduling of a 2000 acre part of the Kemble Estate by the Board of Agriculture under the 1864 Improvement of Land Act.  The schedule very briefly breaks down the area into Kemble House Farm, the Kemble Upper Farm, Clay Furlong and Beak's [Farm?].  The schedule also lists the land owner, the three tenants - two of which are described as 'late' - and the acreages.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 19"x15".  (ref 447/1)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

[Kemble document]  Scheduling of Part of the Kemble Estate
This official copy of an earlier [1889] Order by the Board of Agriculture concerns 2524 acres, predominantly Kemble House Farm, Clay Furlong (farm?), Smerrill Farm, Beak's Farm [conveniently tenanted by D Beak], Ewen Farm and several unidentified smallholdings, cottages etc.  The schedule lists the land owner, the four tenants - two of which are described as 'late' - and the acreages.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 20"x15".  (ref 447/11)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

[Kemble and Poole Keynes document]  Scheduling of Part of the Kemble Estate
This official copy of an 1891 Order by the Board of Agriculture concerns 1644 acres, part of the Kemble Estate. It specifically concerns Kemble Clay Furlong and Smerrill in Kemble, and West End in Poole Keynes.   The schedule lists the land owner, the two tenants - one of which is described as 'late' - and the acreages.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 19"x14".  (ref 447/12)  12.00 post-free  Not for export

Old Sarum Excavation Fund - Reports of the Excavation Committee to the Society of Antiquaries for 1909, 1910 and 1911
Society of Antiquaries, 1912. 36pp + 19pp, 11 photo ills, 4 folding plans, scattered light foxing. Grey overlapping paper covers, ragged at edges.  2.00 UK post-free

An Act for inclosing Lands in the Tithing of Rodbourne, in the Parish of Saint Paul, Malmesbury, in the County of Wilts
1819 printed Act, 18pp, some foxing, disbound.  5.00 UK post-free

Shrewton OS 1:25000 Map
1958. Special library edition, the map glazed & in yellow card folder. Principal places included are Tilshead, Shrewton & Winterbourne Stoke. A couple of lib stamps. (ref 475/66)   2.50 UK post-free

Some Notes on the Ancient Church of St Leonard, Stanton Fitzwarren, Wilts, And Otherwise
W Caldwell Masters, 1913. 4to, white cloth boards with gilt lettering, 50pp, 6 plates. Signed dedication, eps browned, scattered spotting here & there, spine sunned. (ref 0349)  16.00

Some Notes on the Ancient Church of St Leonard, Stanton Fitzwarren, Wilts, And Otherwise
W Caldwell Masters, 1913. 4to, red cloth boards with gilt lettering, 50pp, 6 plates. Signed dedication. An ex-lib copy with ususal labels/stamps, eps browned, scattered spotting here & there, spine worn at top & tail, some surface damage to top board due to careless removal of old dymo label. (ref 475/130)  8.50

[Stanley, near Chippenham]  Sale Poster
This 1837 printed poster announces the forthcoming sale of a farmhouse, a field called The Home Close or Stanley Bridge Ground, a field called The Wood Leaze, a 5 acre orchard and a couple of cottages.  The only siting information is that the property was bounded on the West by the River Marden.  It would seem the sale was brought about following the death of Anthony Crook who lived at the farmhouse.  Large [approx 13"x16"] early poster, one or two small holes, offsetting due to having been folded for so long, but you'd be hard-pressed to find another copy in any condition.  (ref 266/10)  18.00 UK post-free

Another Copy
We spoke too soon!  And this copy isn't so affected by the offsetting.   We almost certainly have the only 2 copies on the market.  (ref 266/11)  20.00 UK post-free

[Stockton and Codford St Mary document]  Scheduling of the Stockton Estate
This official copy 1883 document records the scheduling of the 2700 acre Stockton Estate by the Land Commissioners.  The schedule very briefly breaks down the area into 10 lots, and shows sitting tenants, acreages etc.  Unfortunately for us, not all the sitting tenants are named - the most unhelpful entry being 'cottages and gardens' occupied by 'various tenants'.  Having said that, there are 5 named tenants (Melsome, Notley, Sims, Hebdon and Giles).  The Estate seems to have straddled the Stockton/Codford St Mary parish boundary.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 20"x15", bears the official embossed seal of the Land Commissioners.  (ref 447/2)  15.00 post-free  Not for export

Directory of Swindon with Stratton St Margaret
Gedney Sales Ltd, 1970. 4to, blue paper boards with blue linen spine (faded), 202pp. Ex-lib copy with label & stamps but still a nice copy, VG. (ref 475/78)  5.00

Swindon - A Sixth Selection
Britain in Old Photographs series, 1998.  Usual format, rather bigger than A5 in pictorial card covers, 160pp jam-packed with captioned photographs from the collection of The Swindon Society.  This is a damaged copy, with 5 leaves [pp7-16] of the 'perfect binding' completely detached & beginning to wear.  An affordable price, however, as the title is (probably) still in print at 9.99.  Apart from the detached leaves, VG.  (ref 0000)  2.00

[Swindon documents]  Inventories & Valuations of Fixtures & Fittings at the Beehive, 94 Victoria Road
Contemporary copies of valuations made in 1923 and 1928, together with an original of 1943, all 3 due to changes of tenant.  (ref 68/35)  12.50 UK post-free

[Swindon documents]  Inventories & Valuations of Beerhouse at 7 Albert Street
Professional assessment drawn up in 1902 on change of tenant, together with a scrappy inventory of 1904 and a more detailed professional valuation of 1908.  The three (ref 68/41)  12.50 UK post-free

[Swindon documents]  List of Beerhouse Fixtures etc at 3 Westcott Place
Scrappy lists drawn up in 1923 and 1932 on changes of tenant.  2 small paper sheets.  (ref 68/50)  8.00 UK post-free

An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Upton Lovell, in the County of Wilts
1815 printed Act, 17pp disbound. 5.00 UK post-free

The History of Warminster
John J Daniell, 1879 2nd (the 1st ed was also 1879).  Small 8vo, 237pp inc index, single ill is the frontis view of the town.  A decent copy would set you back something like 30 - this scruffy ex-lib copy with all the usual lending library trimmings is offered at a price we hope someone will overlook its appearance.  (ref 0000)  3.00

[Various Parishes]   Scheduling of 8000+  acres by the Inclosure Commissioners
This official copy 1872 document records the scheduling of large blocks of land - including 33 entire farms - owned by the Earl of Suffolk under the 1864 Improvement of Land Act.  The lands lay scattered amongst several parishes, predominantly Charlton,  Brokenborough, Garsden, Hankerton, Brinkworth and Malmesbury, and to a much lesser extent Westport St Mary, Purton,  Lea and Milbourne.  The 8364 acres are broken down into 39 blocks of land  and against them are shown the acreages and tenant farmers.   Manuscript on parchment, size approx 24"x24", bears the embossed seal of the Inclosure Commissioners.  (ref 447/3)  25.00 post-free  Not for export

An earlier Scheduling for the same properties.
This copy Order is dated 1868.  The same 8364 acres are detailed, but the amount of the loan is higher.  Rather foxed.  (ref 447/5)  
25.00 post-free  Not for export

A third Scheduling for the same properties
This is dated 1871, again for same properties, and again the only change appears to the amount of money loaned by the Earl of Suffolk.  (ref 447/6)  25.00 post-free  Not for export

[Various Parishes]  Scheduling of the Pythouse Estate under The Improvement of Land Act 1864
Official copy on an 1880 Order covering 2398 acres owned by Vere Fane Benett Stanford Esq, almost all of it in the parishes of Tisbury and Semley.    The schedule breaks down the estate into various farms and other bits of land, shows their acreages and the 17 various occupiers.  Manuscript on large parchment sheet, bears the embossed seal of the Inclosure Commissioners. (ref 447/7) 18.00 post-free  Not for export

A subsequent (1881) schedule
For a much lower amount, otherwise the details appear identical.  (ref 447/8)  18.00 post-free  Not for export                                       

[Various Parishes inc some in Gloucs]  Scheduling of Lands by The Board of Agriculture
Official copy of an 1895 Order concerning 4930 acres of land owned by George Thomas John Sotheron Estcourt Esq of Estcourt House, Shipton Moyne [Gloucs].   Much of the land consisted of farms, and the schedule provides details such as name and acreage, together with tenants, eg line one shows Thomas White occupying the 415 acre South Farm in the parish of Ashley.  This huge area was sprinkled amongst the parishes of Ashley and Long Newton in Wiltshire and Shipton Moyne and Tetbury in Gloucestershire.  In all, some 23 tenants are specifically named.  Manuscript on large parchment sheet, though about 40% of it is occupied by a schedule of repayments projected over 25 years.  Bears the red embossed seal of the Land Loan and Enfranchisement Company together with the signature of it's secretary.  By all means check with us before you buy.  (ref 447/4)  18.00  post-free  Not for export     NB this is also listed on the Gloucestershire page

[Various Parishes inc some in Somerset]  Scheduling of Lands by The Land Commissioners
Official copy of an 1889 Order concerning 7310 acres of land owned by The Duke of Somerset.   Much of the land consisted of farms, and the schedule provides details such as name and acreage, together with tenants, eg line one shows Charles Crees occupying a mill and 106 acres of land in the parish of Maiden Bradley.  This huge area was sprinkled amongst the parishes of Maiden Bradley, Semington, Seend and Hill Deverill in Wiltshire, and Gasehill and Witham Friary in Somerset.  In all, some 36 tenants are specifically named.  Manuscript on large parchment sheet [size approx 27"x22"].   By all means check with us before you buy, if you want reassurance your ancestor is mentioned.  (ref 447/10)  22.00  post-free  Not for export     NB this is also listed on the Somerset page

Wiltshire Bibliography
Canon Ed H Goddard, 1929.  276pp, a catalogue of printed books, pamphlets and articles bearing on the history, topography and natural history of the county and of course one of the standard works, mandatory for all serious Wiltshire researchers.  Divided into 2 parts, Wiltshire as a whole, and individual parishes arranged alphabetically.  G copy (ref 1676)  22.00

The Wiltshire Woollen Industries in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
G D Ramsay, 1965 2nd.  165pp inc index, frontis county sketch-map shows those areas concerned.  This was the golden age of this branch of the textile industry.  Published at 21, this VG copy in VG d/w (ref 525/37)  20.00

The Beauties of Wiltshire displayed in Statistical, Historical, and Descriptive Sketches:  Interspersed with Anecdotes of the Arts
John Britton, 1801.  2 vols, half-calf on paper covered boards, 312pp & 311pp, a total of 14 engraved plates as required by Upcott.  Inner hinges of vol 2 cracked, half calf on both vols  worn esp corners (calf on one corner hanging off), some foxing and offsetting esp from plates, first several leaves of both vols waterstained at top.  However contents of both vols are nice and firm.  (ref 1333)  100.00

The Monumental Brasses of Wiltshire
Edward Kite, 1969, 1 of just 1000 facsimile rep of 1860. Tall 8vo, 111pp followed by 32 plates, other ills & 2 folding pedigrees in the text. Subtitled 'A Series of Examples of These Memorials Ranging From the 13th to the 17th centuries accompanied with Notices Descriptive of Ancient Costume, and Generally Illustrative of the History of the county during this Period'.  Ex-lib copy with label & stamps, nevertheless we'd venture to say this remains a F copy in VG d/w, plastic protective wrapper.  (1191) 15.00

Wiltshire Jury List, 1936
Large printed poster listing 60 jurors summoned for the Wiltshire Autumn Assizes 1936.  Shows names, addresses and occupations - surnames are Ball, Biggs, Billington, Case, Chant, Clayton, Collins, Coward, Eyres, Fielden, Giles, Goddard, Gould, Gregory, Grosvenor, Harding, Hardy, Harrison, Hatch, Hayter, Hinton, Jenkins, John, Kite, Larkham, Locke, Lywood, Maggs, Main, Marshall, Matthews, Mitchell, Morgan, Morris, Musselwhite, Nugent, Osmond, Perry, Pickett, Ponton, Raven, Razey, Read, Sainsbury, Sawyer, Simmonds, Stiles, Stratton, Trimby, Walker, Wareham, Warren, Waters, Weekes, White, Whitmarsh, Williams.  Size approx 12"x20", multifolded, very nice clean condition and highly suitable for framing.  (ref 3659)    18.00  UK post-free

Wiltshire Notes & Queries No 1, March 1893
Familiar orange paper covers, clean but rather worn.  Pp1-48 containing articles on Great Chalfield Manor House, Holt [2pp]; A List of Wiltshire Patentees [4pp]; Some Wiltshire Folk-Lore [4pp]; Archbishop Laud's visitation to Salisbury in 1634 [14pp]; Ivy Church [5pp]; The Guild of Taylors, Salisbury [1pp]; and several lesser articles variously mentioning Osmund Gibbs (of Westwood?), Benjamin Webb of Devizes, Rev Thomas Holland of Amesbury, The Farwell family.  (ref 0000)   2.00 UK post-free

Wiltshire Quarter Sessions and Assizes, 1736
WANHS Records Branch vol 11, 1955.  Familiar tall 8vo in blue cloth boards, 65+213pp inc 2 indexes totalling 57pp.  Well over 1000 entries from the various quarter sessions held around the county during the year 1736, including offenders, juries and lists of constables - hundreds of people get a mention.  Comparatively VG example, one of only 300 printed.  (ref 2664)  15.00

Wiltshire Meeting House Certificates 1689-1852
Wiltshire Record Society vol 40, 1985.  Tall 8vo, familiar blue cloth boards, 226pp inc index.  One of only 500 copies printed.  Very nice copy, easily VG.  (ref 2878)  12.00