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Quite simply, I love collecting old historical documents!

I have collected a range of historical documents, dating from between the 17th Century to the 20th Century, from all parts of the United Kingdom.

The historical documents that I own are of importance and interest to genealogists, family historians, and local historians.

This blog is my attempt to make my collection of historical documents freely available to anyone with a passion for studying genealogy or history!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

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Letter from Charles Bradley, Coney Street, York regarding Wilks & Leak's Proof, 18th October 1892

Handwritten Letter from Charles Bradley, Coney Street, York regarding Wilks & Leak's Proof, 18th October 1892

"Charles E. Bradley
Chartered Accountant

6, Coney Street,
York
October 18th 1862
_______________
and at Bar Chambers, Scarborough

Gent'n (Gentlemen}
re Wilks
Leak's Proof

I have perused and now return the agreement of the 25th april 1890 sent me with your letter of the 6 and shall now be prepared to admit your client's proof if you will forward me policy in the star life assurance society referred to in such proof (which Mr Leak estimates to be of no value and which should therefore be surrendered to the trustee) and on production of the acceptances referred to in the agreement, or on your assurance that no such acceptances were given

yours faithfully,
Chas. E. Bradley

Messrs Challinors & Shaw
Solicitors
Leek"

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Letter from the Stewards Office, Manor of Newcastle under Lyme regarding production of Court Rolls, 16th June 1892

Handwritten Letter from the Stewards Office, Manor of Newcastle under Lyme regarding production of Court Rolls, 16th June 1892

"Steward's Office
Manor of
Newcastle under Lyme
Telephone No 620

June 16 1892

Dear Sirs,

We can produce the Court Rolls to you on Saturday morning as proposed by your letter of yesterday.

yours truly
Cooper & Co

Messrs Challinors & Shaw
Leek"

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Legal Bill to George Davenport regarding the case against Mr Walmsley, 1860-1861

Handwritten Legal Bill to George Davenport regarding the case against Mr Walmsley, 1860-1861

"Mr Geo {George} Davenport. Overton's Bank
To C.B.H
1860
Nov 19 {19th November} att'g {attending} you taking part'lars {particulars} as to yr {your claim against Mr Walmsley & advising
Searching & perusing Books & authorities as to the same
att'g {attending} Mr Smith conferring with him in ref'ce {reference} to Mr Walmsley's contentions
att'g you again taking down yr {your} evidence & requesting further information 6-8

Inst'ions {Instructions} for case for counsel's opinion
Drawing case accord'y {accordingly} special 15-0

Dec 6 {6th December} Making fair copy th'rof {thereof} & ex'g {extracting}
11 Writing to Mr Baylis th'rwith for his opinion 7-6
postage - - 4
paid his fee & clerk 1-4-0

12 Writing to Mr Baylis with date (1 Jan 59) at wh. {which} Mr Walmsley entered the house.
19 att'g {attending} you as to this business & as to yr {your} claim
Writing to Mr Smith that we are prepared to commence proceedings at the p'per {proper} time for rent up to May 1861
1861
Feb 19 (19th February) Writing to Mr Smith as to this business
22 Writing to you with copy of a l're {letter} we had rec'd {received} from Mr Smith 5-0

£2-18-6"

Monday, 21 April 2014

The Manchester Corn, Grocery & Produce Exchange, Chairman's File, July 1891

The Manchester Corn, Grocery & Produce Exchange, Chairman's File, July 1891

"July 1891

The following is an extract from a newspaper cutting inserted in the Minutes:- “The Court Leet Records mention Hanging Ditch in 1554, 1671, 1682 etc. In 1745 the celebrated Dr Byrom lived there, and the head-quarters of the Artillery of Prince Charles were at the Spread Eagle Inn”"