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[Dixon sisters] Three wills
Contemporary copies of the wills of Fanny Dixon (died 1848), Jane Dixon (died 1865) and Catherine Dixon (died in the early 1870s). They all lived at Stourbridge. They had at least 2 brothers - Arthur and Joseph- and there was at least one nephew, so the line may have survived. The three wills (ref 81/83) £20.00 post-free Not for export
Papers concerning Edward Lewes Parker of
Edward died in 1903. This is a collection dating from then till about 1914. The collection includes legacy papers and short letters from the family. All the papers are minor ones, upwards of 100 items in all. (ref 333/15) £14.00 post-free Not for export
Bromsgrove Parish Church
F G Shepherd, 1958 3rd 'revised and enlarged' ed. Small 8vo, 67pp, 4 full-page photo-plates, all interior views. Very nice clean copy, VG. (ref 2188) £8.00
Various contributors, 1984. 112pp, plenty of photo & drawings. A series of 21 chapters on various aspects of Kempsey history including In Living Memory; Kempsey Church; Kerswell Green Chapel; Kempsey Chapel; Kempsey Gone But Not Quite Forgotten; Kempsey Still Standing; Kempsey's Oldest Inhabitant. Very nice clean copy, F. (ref 3665) £8.50
[Hartlebury document] Sale
Printed particulars for an 1873 sale of:
Lot 1 - the 29 acre Torton Green [Farm?], occupied by Samuel Cooper.
Lot 2 - Three cottages near Hartlebury Meadow, let to Samuel Cooper but occupied by his tenants.
Lot 3 - Hartlebury Meadow, occupied by Mrs Harris.
Lot 4 - The 10 acre Skeys Estate in Hartlebury Village, occupied by Mrs Blakeway.
With the particulars comes a large [approx 24"x19"] hand coloured multifolding location plan. Two copies (ref 7708, 7709) are available at £15.00 each UK post-free
[Kidderminster document] Deed re
Property in Blackwell Street
This 1914 deed on parchment concerns the conversion from a lease to an ownership by the Council of 111,112 & 113 Blackwell Street. Manuscript on a side-and-a-half approx 9"x11", signed by the Deputy Mayor and Town Clerk. (ref 4998) £5.00 post-free Not for export
NB In the 1920s & 30s several properties in the Blackwell St/Coventry St area of Kidderminster were acquired piecemeal by the council for clearance/road widening. Ask for details of documents available (ref 4995 etc).
Some of the Antiquities of Moche Malverne
James Nott, 1885. Oatmeal cloth on bevelled boards, 202pp inc index, 11pp of ills. VG copy though the red lettering on the spine has worn away in places. (ref 0000) £30.00
[Malvern Wells] Plan of The Manse and Grounds
situate at Malvern Wells belonging to Rev F Ford
This undated but probably late 19th century plan shows the site to be on the Hereford-Worcester turnpike road. The plan is on orange tracing paper, is quite flimsy and thanks to rather clumsy folding has gained a few tears. Unfold it with great care. (ref 754/272) £6.00 post-free
[Newland] Plan of intended highway diversion
at Newland Green
1892 plan on waxed linen shows the proposed stopping up of the road running in front of the almshouses and church, and the creation of a new road across common land parallel to the old one but further away from the almshouses and church. Scaled at 1:800. (ref W4) £12.00 post-free
[Pensax and Stockton document]
Sale Particulars of Farms
Printed particulars for the 1873 sale of the 32 acre Heath Farm [Pensax] and the 37 acre Bough's Farm [Stockton]. Both farms were tenanted by Septimus Wilson. There are a couple of manuscript corrections which evidently were found necessary after the particulars were printed. With the particulars comes a large [approx 20"x20"] multifolding hand-coloured location plan showing the farms were immediate neighbours. The particulars are rather worn along edges, the plan carelessly folded and with a few spots. Two copies are available (refs 7710, 7711) at £15.00 each UK post-free
Upton - Portrait of a Severnside Town
Pamela Hurle, 1988 2nd. Tall 8vo, 112pp inc index, 64 photo-ills (mostly 2 to a page), many showing floods, 19 other ills (inc 4 maps) in the text. F copy (ref 0000) £6.00
History of the Alice Ottley School, Worcester
Valentine Noake, 1952. 214pp inc index, 8 full-page photo-ills as required. Fore-edges well spotted though this extends to just one or two leaves. The spine of the d/w is sunned and worn and torn at top. A typically average copy, so G in G d/w. (ref 2807) £12.00
Assignment of Tolls
This grubby parchment document was signed in 1782 by seven trustees of an Act of Parliament 'for amending and widening the roads leading from the Market House in Stourbridge to Colly Gate and from Pedmore to Holly Hall and from Colly Gate to Halesowen....'. The document assigns £100 worth of tolls arising from the improved roads. The document is very grubby and there are a couple of holes with the loss of a couple or words, and some of the text is faded but still just about legible. However an unusual item, and even in this condition it must be worth a tenner. (ref 307/6) £10.00 post-free Not for export
[Worcs Chapels] Birmingham Archaeological
Society Transactions & Proceedings for the Year 1919
Birmingham & Midland Institute, 1922. Large 8vo in printed paper covers, 187pp of which pp23-114 consists of an article entitled 'The Parochial and Other Chapels of the County of Worcester'. This article is accompanied by 7 photo plates. The article following concerns Feckenham Forest. Contents clean but the paper covers are grubby and very worn. (ref 8010) £10.00