A bundle of 384 letters, being originals and contemporary copies, for the most part signed by Smith; a few were addressed to him. They relate to the affairs of the Duke of Northumberland, whose property manager he was. Property matters, estate matters, tenancy matters, and a diversity of other issues are addressed in the correspondence, [...]
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A bundle of 29 rent receipts for rent due on property in Longhoughton, Northumberland, owed by two members of the Adams family. These date from 1729 – 1754, the rent being due to the Duke of Somerset and is paid by Benjamin Adams (the first few),Robert Adams and Thomas Adams (the majority). A few receipts [...]
A small collection of MSS relating to the name of BELL:
1 Receipt for money paid towards County Rates, Police Money, Bridge Money and a voluntary contribution for Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary. Signed by Robert Gribdae. Heading in MS ‘William Bells Trustees paid W H & D McLelland’, for the parish of Berwick. 19th century.
2 Receipt for £80 [...]
A small archive of 29 manuscripts, largely deeds, on parchment and paper, in very good condition. They relate to Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
1721 – Deed, Boothby et al to Fawcett; 1723 Copy of John Smith’s will; 1753 Deed, Sills to Cropper; 1753, Deed, Sills to Cropper; 1754, Deed, Prince to Wright; 1758, Deed, assignment of [...]
An archive of 35 documents relating to Thomas Sewell of Alnwick, a cabinet maker, who died in 1793. A copy of his will shows that he left his property in Alnwick to his three daughters. The Duke of Northumberland wanted to take the property back into his possession and the bulk of the documents are [...]
An archive of 35 manuscripts relating largely to the Burgess and Mair families, to a lesser extent to those of Walworth, Cooper and Wood. The properties are in Upton near Macclesfield and Llanfair and Llanfyll in Montgomeryshire. They are partly on paper, partly on parchment, and date predominantly in the periods 1903-1907, and 1920-1930. One [...]
A small collection of 12 manuscripts relating to the BELL family of Cumbria and Wandsworth, many of whom were Quakers. There are two booklets containing pedigrees of the family, the one probably compiled by Daniel Bell of Wandle House, East Moulsey, Surrey. There are similarities between the booklets, but one suggests descent from a [...]