About Me

Quite simply, I love collecting old historical documents!

I have collected a range of historical documents, dating from between the 17th Century to the 20th Century, from all parts of the United Kingdom.

The historical documents that I own are of importance and interest to genealogists, family historians, and local historians.

This blog is my attempt to make my collection of historical documents freely available to anyone with a passion for studying genealogy or history!

All I ask in return is fairness and that you comply with the terms & conditions of using the copyright material contained in this blog.

To assist Readers, an Index of Place Names and Surnames mentioned in the Blog Posts is available at the bottom of the Blog Page - Sadly, this feature is not available on some mobile devices.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Memorandum to produce an Indenture, Cook, Challinor, Bagshaw, Phillips, Allen, 30th September 1889

Handwritten Memorandum to produce an Indenture, Cook, Challinor, Bagshaw, Phillips, Allen, 30th September 1889

"Memorandum that by an Indenture dated the 30th day of Sep {September} 1889 made between William Cook & Edward Challinor of the 1st part Anne Bagshaw of the 2nd part Thomas Phillips of the 3rd part & William Allen & the said Thomas Phillips of the 4th part the within written Indenture was covenanted to be produced to the sd {said} William Allen & Thomas Phillips
Dated the 30th day of Sept {September} 1889"

Friday, 18 April 2014

Letter from E. Warham, Elizabeth Terrace, Ditton, regarding Sugden & Lovatt, 18th July 1898

Handwritten Letter from E. Warham, Elizabeth Terrace, Ditton, regarding Sugden & Lovatt, Leek, Staffordshire, 18th July 1898


"Elizth {Elizabeth} Terrace
Ditton
 July 18/98 (18th  July 1898)
Gents,

I herewith enclose P.O.O {post office order} value 10/ on Messrs Sugden & Lovatt a/c {account} please acknowledge & oblige
   yours truly,
   E. Warham"

Blog Author's Notes:

Also see the letter published on this blog on the 4th February 2014 regarding Edwin Warham, Draper, of Elizabeth Terrace, Ditton, Widnes, Lancashire.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Letter from H. Lee, 45 Cambridge Street, Fenton, Staffordshire, to W. Hewbell, 30th September 1896

Handwritten Letter from H. Lee, 45 Cambridge Street, Fenton, Staffordshire, to W. Hewbell, 30th September 1896

"45 Cambridge Street
Fenton

To W. Hewbell

Dear Sir

Yours to hand and will give it earliest attention

yours truly

H. Lee"

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Letter regarding the Winding-Up of the Estate of R. H. James, Senior, to Brealey, Leek, Date Unknown c. early 20th Century

Typed Letter regarding the Winding-Up of the Estate of R. H. James, Senior, to Brealey, Leek, Staffordshire, Date Unknown, c. early 20th Century

"Dear Sir,

R. H. James Senr deced {senior deceased}

In arranging for the winding up of this estate it is necessary that some arrangement should be come to as to the division of the securities belonging to the Estate.  The securities are as follows:-

£127.14.3 Consolidated Stock
209.0.0 Convertible Preference Stock Gt. {Great} Central Railway
513.0.0  4 1/2% Preference Stock North British Railway
700.0.0 Bond Mersey Docks & Harbour Board
318.0.0 New South Wales Stock 1924
300.0.0 advanced to Mr Whylock
700.0.0 Cash advanced on Mortgage of Taylor's Green Farm 
515.0.0 Proceeds of sale of Greenhill & Well St {street} Properties.

The actual holding in the Gr {Great} Central Railway is £316 Stock but of this the items of £29 and £78 have been located as mentioned below. The actual holdings in the New South Wales Stock is £332.9.0 but of this £14 belongs to Mrs Kelsall and will have to be transferred to her. The following securities will be set aside for Mrs Brealey's settled legacy.

£700.0.0 Mersey Docks & Harbour Board
29.0.0 Preference Stock Gt. {Great} Central Railway (at par)
32.9.0 3 1/2% New South Wales Stock (at par)
238.11.0 Cash
________
£1000.0.0
________

The following securities will also be set aside to proved Mrs Kelsalls £1000 settled legacy.

£400 advanced on mortgage to Mrs Kelsall
78 Convertible Pref {Preference} Stock Gt {Great} Central Railway (at par)
286 3 1/2% New South Wales Stock (at par)
236 Cash
_______
£1000
_______

You will remember that as regards the estate of R. H. James Junior in addition to the £764 which he received on the division which was made in 1883 he received in 1900 a further sum of £300 so that there is a sum of £64 to be brought by his legal personal representatives into account. With regard to Miss E.M. James £764 was allocated in respect of her £1000 settled legacy so that there will be a sum of £236 in cash which falls into her estate and after providing for these amounts the balance of the cash and the securities will be divisible between the estate of R.H. James deceased E.M. James deceased Mrs Brealey and Mrs Kelsall in equal shares subject to the payment thereout of the duty and outstanding costs. We shall therefore be glad to have your instructions as to what should be done with the undermentioned securities which are still held by the trust,

£127.14.3 Consols
209.0.0 5% Convertible Preference Stk {Stock} Gt. {Great} Central Railway
513.0.0 4 1/2% North British Railway,

should these securities be sold and the cash divided between the persons entitled or would the beneficiaries prefer that they should be taken over in specie as part of the respective shares, If they are taken over they will have to be taken over at the actual market price so that it will save the expense of transfer if they are sold which would be the simplest and cheapest plan.

With regard to Whylock's Mortgage of £300 are we right in thinking that Mrs Brealey will take this as part of her share in the final division. We shall be glad to have your views and also those of the co-Trustees and Mrs Brealey on this point so that we can arrange accordingly. We presume we had better also ask Mrs Kelsall's views on the matter as well.

Yours faithfully

(signed) Blagg Son & Masefield

R. W. Brealey Esqre (Esquire}
15 Stockwell St {street}
Leek