Archive for the ‘Collections of MSS’ Category

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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 [...]

SLEAFORD – Lincolnshire 1723-1884

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 [...]

THOMAS SEWELL, cabinet maker of Alnwick, Northumberland: 1820 – 1833

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 relating to Burgess, Mair and other families: 1903-1930

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 [...]

BELL FAMILY archive 1532-1873 – Quaker interest.

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 [...]