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Reference BML
Covering dates 1832-1982
Held by Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service
Extent 10 series
Source of acquisition Archives of Messrs. Brown and Merry (Auctioneers and Estate Agents) of Leighton Buzzard, deposited in the County Record Office by the firm on 27th November 1964.

Administrative history:
Outline history of the firm
1832 William Brown established business in Tring
1834 Firm established (ex.inf. advertisements of 1949 and 1962)
1893 A.W. Merry (1868-1948) articled to Joseph and Joseph John Gale, Estate Agents etc., Wallingford (BML 5/1/3)
1896 A.W. Merry takes over the business of Messrs. Hart & Son, and becomes established at 17 High Street, Leighton Buzzard. First valuation notebook begins in April 1896
1915 Consideration of amalgamation with William Brown & Co. (BML 4/3/2 i)
1915 Amalgamation of A.W. Merry, 17 High Street, Leighton Buzzard, with Messrs. Stafford and Rogers of Bedford. Trading as Stafford, Rogers and A.W. Merry from 1 July 1915 (BMB 1/1/18 and BML 4/3/2 ii-iv)
1948 Death of Arthur W. Merry
1964 Stafford, Rogers and Merry join with William Brown & Co. to form Brown and Merry
1982 Firm celebrates 150th anniversary (report in Beds. and Bucks. Observer 22 June 1982)

Contents:
Introduction
The business archives deposited by the Leighton Buzzard office of Messrs. Brown and Merry complement the material from the Bedford office (ref: BMB). Together these deposits constitute an important archive which both illustrates the workings of a local office and provides a wealth of information on the locality. The loose documents and bundles of papers for the Bedfordshire parishes are especially important (ref: BML 10). The papers for parishes in other counties has been transferred to the appropriate County Record Office, but the core business records such as the valuation books (BML 2), ledgers (BML 3) and office records (BML 4) contain some out-County material and give a view of the operation of the business as a whole.
The Macnamara Estate
Among the firm's principal clients was Arthur Macnamara of Billington, whose estate (previously managed by William Paxton) was run by the firm. The Macnamara estate comprised the Billington Manor, Caddington Hall, Eaton Bray and Whipsnade estates with properties - partly in Bucks. and Herts. -in the parishes of Billington, Caddington, Eaton Bray, Kensworth, Luton (Limbury), Markyate Street, Flamstead, Houghton Regis, Slapton, Studham, Totternhoe and Whipsnade. Most of the papers cover the period from 1880 to 1915, and may have been taken over from Paxton. It is not clear when A.W. Merry became agent, but the account books for the Eaton Bray estate commence in 1897 (ref: BML 6/1/7-8). There is an agreement of A.W. Merry as agent for John Macnamara, 1906 (ref: BML 4/3/1 ii).
The Rothschilds
Material relating to the Tring Park and Ashton Wold estates has mainly been transferred to Hertfordshire Record Office, although some material remains among the core business records. There are valuation books of Feb. 1924 concerning the Tring and Ashton Wold estates (ref: BML 2/4/85-88), and further volumes in the series relating to Rothschild properties (ref: BML 2/4/141, 158, and 162-3). A few stray records held at Bedford (ref: BMTr) will probably be transferred to Hertfordshire at some future date.
Cataloguing
The collection was received when the Record Office still operated from premises in the old Shire Hall. At the time of the move to the present building in 1969 it had not been listed, but the boxes were numbered (as boxes 114 to 155) for the move and these box numbers were used as the basis for an interim catalogue compiled by an assistant archivist in about 1980. Gradually the material has been systematically listed - beginning with the maps (now BML 1) and loose papers (BML 10) - and ending with the main business archive (BML 2-7). The superseded box list has been retained for future reference (ref: CRV 72).
The catalogue has been by prepared chiefly by temporary staff and volunteers. Special thanks are due to Robin Jenkins, David Reeve, June Masters and Brian Taverner for their work on the collection. Much of the indexing was done by Sylvia Woods.
List of contents
Outline History of the Firm
Introduction to the collection
BML 0 Ordnance Survey maps
[not listed - these are incorporated within the main CRO series of OS maps]
BML 1 Maps and plans
BML 1/1-31 Maps and plans
BML 1/32-41 Building plans
BML 2 Valuation books, 1873-1947
BML 2/1/1-3 First series, 1873-1877
BML 2/2/0-46 Second series, 1875-1898
BML 2/3/1-20 A.W.Merry first series, 1896-1924
BML 2/4/1-195 A.W.Merry second series, 1905-47
BML 2/5/1-10 A.W.Merry third series, 1932-41
BML 2/6/1-8 Miscellaneous
BML 3 Financial records, 1915-1947
BML 3/1/1-3 Ledgers, 1915-1918
BML 3/2/1 Invoices, 1938-9
BML 3/3/2 Statements, 1945-7
BML 4 Office administration and business papers, 1904-1942
BML 5 Merry family: personal papers, 1897-1947
BML 6 Macnamara Estate
BML 6/1 Estate income accounts, 1881-1916
BML 6/2 Estate payment accounts, 1881-1887
BML 6/3 Vouchers and receipts, 1882-1887
BML 6/4 Tithe records, 1842-1916
BML 6/5 Inclosure papers, 1798-1888
BML 6/6/1-2 Tenancy agreements, 1890-1905
BML 6/6/3 Farm particulars, 1881-1890
BML 6/6/4-5 Field tracings and farm maps, 1849-1906
BML 6/7 Estate administration, 1878-1913
BML 6/8 Private papers of Arthur Macnamara, 1880-1928
BML 6/9 Billington parish, 1888-1890
BML 6/10 O.S. map indexes, 1879-1880
BML 6/11 Pedley estate trustees, 1866-1916
BML 7 Lady Sophia Macnamara: Billington Manor and personal papers, 1906-1913
BML 8-9 [numbers not used]
BML 10 Sale catalogues and agency papers - arranged by parish - 1860-1963



VALUATION BOOKS  BML 2  1873-1947

Source of acquisition: Acc. 2800


Contents:
These are the valuation books of A.W. Merry. They deal with valuations, inventories, damage estimates and arbitration awards for agricultural, commercial and private property, trade utensils and domestic effects for sale, insurance valuation and probate purposes. They cover the area around Leighton Buzzard (including the Rothschild Ashton and Tring estates).
The original numbering and marking within the series has been retained, with gaps for "missing" books as they occur.
The original valuation volume numbering or prefix letter is given and reference is made to the number of entries in each book. A valuation index at the back or front of each book provides date, client and location details with page reference for each valuation.
The general index (BML 2/2/0) is an alphabetical list of all valuations in the 2nd series (1875 - 1898) giving name, year, book and page number reference.
Note: financial entries are written in code.
The code word is " CUMBERLAND " i.e.
C = 1
U = 2
M = 3
B = 4
E = 5
R = 6
L = 7
A = 8
N = 9
D = 0

1st Series  [no ref.]  1873 - 1878

[no title]  BML 2/1/1  1873

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no. -)

[no title]  BML 2/1/2  Apr 1874- Jun 1878

22 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. C)

[no title]  BML 2/1/3  Nov 1875- Jan 1877

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. A)

2nd Series  [no ref.]  1875 - 1883

[no title]  BML 2/2/0  1875

Contents:
Index to Valuations A - Z

[no title]  BML 2/2/1  Feb 1876- Jun 1876

30 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 1)

[no title]  BML 2/2/2  1875- Jul 1882

20 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 2)

[no title]  BML 2/2/3  Oct 1877- Apr 1881

21 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 3)

[no title]  BML 2/2/4  Mar 1878- Apr 1879

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 4)

[no title]  BML 2/2/5  Mar 1879- Jun 1881

7 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 5)

[no title]  BML 2/2/6  Oct 1879- Jan 1880

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 6)

[no title]  BML 2/2/7  Mar 1879- Apr 1881

5 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 7)

[no title]  BML 2/2/8  Apr 1878- Dec 1883

24 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 8)

[no title]  BML 2/2/9  1879- May 1881

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 9)

[no title]  BML 2/2/10  Jan 1880- Jun 1882

24 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.10)

[no title]  BML 2/2/11  May 1880- Jan 1881

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.11)
(includes copy valuations inserted into volume)
(i) Valuation: of fixtures and furniture at Ascot Lodge Wing Bucks from George Broom Esq. to Mahon Sands Esq.
(ii) Valuation: of landlords fixtures at Ascot Lodge, Wing,Bucks. from George Brown Esq. to The Right Honorable the Lord Overstone

[no title]  BML 2/2/12  Oct 1881- May 1882

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.12)
(reference to silver claret jug presented by officers of Bedfordshire Light Infantry Militia pp 207)

[no title]  BML 2/2/13  Oct 1880- Jan 1884

29 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.13)

[no title]  BML 2/2/14  Jul 1882- Mar 1883

26 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.14)

[no title]  BML 2/2/15  Mar 1882- Mar 1883

19 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.15)

2nd Series  [no ref.]  1883 - 1891

[no title]  BML 2/2/16  May 1883- Aug 1884

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.16)
(includes copy of measurement of cropping grass keeping and ploughing at Checkley Wood Farm)

[no title]  BML 2/2/17  Mar 1884- Apr 1886

25 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.17)

[no title]  BML 2/2/18  Dec 1884- Apr 1885

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.18)

[no title]  BML 2/2/19  Jun 1885- May 1886

18 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.19)

[no title]  BML 2/2/20  Mar 1886- Oct 1886

21 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.20)

[no title]  BML 2/2/21  Oct 1886- Nov 1887

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.21)

[no title]  BML 2/2/22  Aug 1886- Mar 1887

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.22)

[no title]  BML 2/2/23  Sep 1887- Mar 1888

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.23)

[no title]  BML 2/2/24  May 1888- Dec 1888

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.24)

[no title]  BML 2/2/25  Dec 1888- Mar 1889

19 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.25)

[no title]  BML 2/2/26  Aug 1889- Feb 1890

23 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.26)

[no title]  BML 2/2/27  Oct 1889- Jun 1990

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.27)

[no title]  BML 2/2/28  Jun 1889- Oct 1890

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.28)

[no title]  BML 2/2/29  Oct 1890- Dec 1890

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.29)

[no title]  BML 2/2/30  Oct 1890- Feb 1891

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.30)

[no title]  BML 2/2/31  Mar 1891- Jul 1891

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.31)
(volume contains arbitration award in detail related to a boundary dispute at Stanbridge pp23).

[no title]  BML 2/2/32  Sep 1891- Sep 1891

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.32)

[no title]  BML 2/2/33  Feb 1891- Nov 1891

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.33)

2nd Series  [no ref.]  1891 - 1898

[no title]  BML 2/2/34  Aug 1891- Jan 1892

6 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.34)

[no title]  BML 2/2/35  Sep 1891- Mar 1892

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.35)

[no title]  BML 2/2/36  Mar 1892- Sep 1892

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.36)

[no title]  BML 2/2/37  Sep 1892- Feb 1893

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.37)

[no title]  BML 2/2/38  Jan 1893- Apr 1893

5 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.38)
(detailed valuation of Swan Hotel Leighton Buzzard)

[no title or date]  BML 2/2/39

Contents:
Valuation book (no.39)
Not Received
(entries refered to in Alphabetical Index BML 2/2/0)

[no title]  BML 2/2/40  Feb 1894- Dec 1894

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.40)

[no title]  BML 2/2/41  Oct 1893- Apr 1896

26 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.41)

[no title]  BML 2/2/42  May 1894- Apr 1896

22 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.42)

[no title]  BML 2/2/43  Mar 1897- Aug 1897

3 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.43)

[no title]  BML 2/2/44  Aug 1897- Dec 1897

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.44)

[no title]  BML 2/2/45  Oct 1897- May 1898

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.45)

[no title]  BML 2/2/46  May 1898- Jun 1898

2 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.46)

3rd Series  [no ref.]  1896 - 1924

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's first series 20 volumes Vellum Bound)

[no title]  BML 2/3/1  Apr 1896- Feb 1897

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 1)

[no title]  BML 2/3/2  Feb 1897- Jul 1898

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 2)

[no title]  BML 2/3/3  Feb 1898- Oct 1898

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 3)

[no title]  BML 2/3/4  Oct 1898- Jul 1899

19 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 4)

[no title]  BML 2/3/5  Jul 1899- May 1900

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 5)

[no title]  BML 2/3/6  Oct 1900- Mar 1901

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 6

[no title]  BML 2/3/7  Apr 1901- Oct 1902

23 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 7)

[no title]  BML 2/3/8  Nov 1902- Aug 1903

22 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 8)

[no title]  BML 2/3/9  Aug 1903- Dec 1903

15 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 9)

[no title]  BML 2/3/10  Dec 1903- Nov 1904

27 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.10)

[no title]  BML 2/3/11  Oct 1904- May 1905

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.11)

[no title]  BML 2/3/12  Jul 1905- Oct 1905

6 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.11A)

[no title]  BML 2/3/13  Mar 1905- Oct 1905

22 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.12)

[no title]  BML 2/3/14  Jan 1906- Jul 1906

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.13)

[no title]  BML 2/3/15  May 1906- Nov 1906

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.14)

[no title]  BML 2/3/16  Oct 1906- Jan 1907

17 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.15)

[no title]  BML 2/3/17  Mar 1907- Jul 1907

22 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.16)

[no title]  BML 2/3/18  Jan 1907- Aug 1907

4 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.17)

[no title]  BML 2/3/19  May 1924

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.18)

[no title]  BML 2/3/20  n.d

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.19)

4th Series  [no ref.]  1905 - 1911

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's second series)

[no title]  BML 2/4/1  Apr 1905- Aug 1905

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 1)

[no title]  BML 2/4/2  Sep 1905- Oct 1905

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 2)

[no title]  BML 2/4/3  Nov 1905- Feb 1906

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 3)

[no title]  BML 2/4/4  Feb 1906- May 1906

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 4)

[no title]  BML 2/4/5  Jun 1906- Aug 1906

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 5)

[no title]  BML 2/4/6  Aug 1906- Sep 1906

4 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 6)

[no title]  BML 2/4/7  Oct 1906- Nov 1906

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 7)

[no title]  BML 2/4/8  Oct 1906- Dec 1906

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 8)

[no title]  BML 2/4/9  Jan 1907- Apr 1907

6 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 9)

[no title]  BML 2/4/10  Mar 1907- May 1907

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.10)

[no title]  BML 2/4/11  Jun 1907- Oct 1907

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.11)

[no title]  BML 2/4/12  Oct 1907- Jan 1908

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.12)

[no title]  BML 2/4/13  Feb 1908- Mar 1908

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.13)

[no title]  BML 2/4/14  Mar 1908- Jul 1908

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.14)

[no title]  BML 2/4/15  Jul 1908- Oct 1908

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.15)

[no title]  BML 2/4/16  Oct 1908- Jan 1909

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.16)

[no title]  BML 2/4/17  Jan 1909- Apr 1909

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.17)

[no title]  BML 2/4/18  Apr 1909- Oct 1909

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.18)

[no title]  BML 2/4/19  Oct 1909- Nov 1909

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.19)

[no title]  BML 2/4/20  Nov 1909- Sep 1910

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.20)

[no title]  BML 2/4/21  Sep 1910- Sep 1910

4 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.21)

[no title]  BML 2/4/22  Oct 1910- Nov 1910

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.22)

[no title]  BML 2/4/23  Nov 1910- Mar 1911

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.23)

[no title]  BML 2/4/24  Apr 1911- Jun 1911

7 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.24)

[no title]  BML 2/4/25  Jun 1911- Oct 1911

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.25)

4th Series  [no ref.]  1911 - 1917

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's second series)

[no title]  BML 2/4/26  Oct 1911- Nov 1911

19 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.26)

[no title]  BML 2/4/27  Nov 1911- Apr 1912

15 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.27)

[no title]  BML 2/4/28  Apr 1912- May 1912

5 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.28)

[no title]  BML 2/4/29  May 1912- Aug 1912

15 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.29)

[no title]  BML 2/4/30  Jul 1912- Jul 1912

5 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.30)

[no title]  BML 2/4/31  Jul 1912- Jul 1912

2 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.31)

[no title]  BML 2/4/32  Aug 1912- Oct 1912

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.32)

[no title]  BML 2/4/33  Sep 1912- Oct 1912

6 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.33)

[no title]  BML 2/4/34  Oct 1912- Oct 1912

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.34)

[no title]  BML 2/4/35  Oct 1912- Nov 1912

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.35)

[no title]  BML 2/4/36  Dec 1912- Mar 1913

7 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.36)

[no title]  BML 2/4/37  Feb 1913- Jun 1913

7 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.37)

[no title]  BML 2/4/38  Apr 1913- Jun 1913

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.38)

[no title]  BML 2/4/39  Jun 1913- Oct 1913

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.39)

[no title]  BML 2/4/40  Oct 1913- Nov 1913

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.40)

[no title]  BML 2/4/41  Dec 1913- Oct 1914

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.41)

[no title]  BML 2/4/42  Oct 1914- Oct 1914

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.42)3

[no title]  BML 2/4/43  Mar 1931- Sep 1931

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.43)

[no title]  BML 2/4/44  Oct 1914- Feb 1915

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.44)

[no title]  BML 2/4/45  Apr 1915- Oct 1915

15 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.45)

[no title]  BML2/4/46  Oct 1915- Apr 1916

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.46)

[no title]  BML 2/4/47  Apr 1916- Oct 1916

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.47)

[no title]  BML 2/4/48  Oct 1916- Jan 1917

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.48)

[no title]  BML 2/4/49  Jan 1917- Jan 1917

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.49)

[no title]  BML 2/4/50  Mar 1917- Oct 1917

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.50)

4th Series  [no ref.]  1917 - 1922

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's second series)

[no title]  BML 2/4/51  Oct 1917- Nov 1917

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.51)

[no title]  BML 2/4/52  Nov 1917- Feb 1918

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.52)

[no title]  BML 2/4/53  Mar 1918- May 1918

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.53)

[no title]  BML 2/4/54  May 1918- Jul 1918

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.54)

[no title]  BML 2/4/55  Jul 1918- Oct 1918

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.55)

[no title]  BML 2/4/56  Oct 1918- Dec 1918

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.56)

[no title]  BML 2/4/57  Nov 1918- Jan 1919

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.57)

[no title]  BML 2/4/58  Jan 1919- May 1919

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.58)

[no title]  BML 2/4/59  May 1919- Aug 1919

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.59)

[no title]  BML 2/4/60  Aug 1919- Oct 1919

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.60)

[no title]  BML 2/4/61  Oct 1919- Oct 1919

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.61)

[no title]  BML 2/4/62  Nov 1919- Nov 1919

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.62)

[no title]  BML 2/4/63  Nov 1919- Nov 1919

7 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.63)

[no title]  BML 2/4/64  Dec 1919- Mar 1920

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.64)

[no title]  BML 2/4/65  Mar 1920- May 1920

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.65)

[no title]  BML 2/4/66  May 1920- Oct 1920

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.66)

[no title]  BML 2/4/67  Oct 1920- Nov 1920

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.67)

[no title]  BML 2/4/68  Nov 1920- Jan 1921

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.68)

[no title]  BML 2/4/69  Nov 1920- Aug 1921

6 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.69)

[no title]  BML 2/4/70  Apr 1921- Oct 1921

7 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.70)

[no title]  BML 2/4/71  Oct 1921- Oct 1921

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.71)

[no title]  BML 2/4/72  Oct 1921- Nov 1921

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.72)

[no title]  BML 2/4/73  Nov 1921- Nov 1921

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.73

[no title]  BML 2/4/74  Nov 1921- Dec 1921

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.74)

[no title]  BML 2/4/75  Mar 1922- Oct 1922

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.75)

4th Series  [no ref.]  1922 - 1925

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's second series)

[no title]  BML 2/4/76  Aug 1922- Oct 1922

6 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.76)

[no title]  BML 2/4/77  Sep 1922- Dec 1922

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.77)

[no title]  BML 2/4/78  Oct 1922- Jan 1923

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.78)

[no title]  BML 2/4/79  Mar 1923- Jun 1923

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.79)

[no title]  BML 2/4/80  Feb 1923- Jul 1923

4 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.80)

[no title]  BML 2/4/81  Jun 1923- Aug.1923

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.81)

[no title]  BML 2/4/82  Aug 1923- Oct 1923

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.82)

[no title]  BML 2/4/83  Oct 1923- Jul 1924

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.83)

[no title]  BML 2/4/84  Dec 1923- Feb 1924

4 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.84)

[no title]  BML 2/4/85  Feb 1924

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.85)
(deals with Rothschild/Ashton Estate)

[no title]  BML 2/4/86  Feb 1924

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.86)
(deals with Rothschild/Tring Estate)

[no title]  BML 2/4/87  Feb 1924

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.87)
(deals with Rothschild/Tring Estate)

[no title]  BML 2/4/88  Feb 1924

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.88)
(deals with Rothschild/Tring Estate)

[no title]  BML 2/4/89  Feb 1924- Mar 1924

5 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.89)

[no title]  BML 2/4/90  Mar 1924- Aug 1924

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.90)
(includes reference to Horton Brickyard)

[no title]  BML 2/4/91  May 1924- Aug 1924

6 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.91)

[no title]  BML 2/4/92  Jul 1924- Oct 1924

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.92)

[no title]  BML 2/4/93  Oct 1924- Dec 1924

7 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.93)

[no title]  BML 2/4/94  Dec 1924- Feb 1925

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.94)

[no title]  BML 2/4/95  Feb 1925- Jul 1925

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.95)

[no title]  BML 2/4/96  Aug 1925- Oct 1925

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.96)

[no title]  BML 2/4/97  Oct 1925- Oct 1925

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.97)
(includes reference to Watling Street Works)

4th Series  [no ref.]  1925 - 1929

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's second series)

[no title]  BML 2/4/98  Oct 1925- Nov 1925

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.98)

[no title]  BML 2/4/99  Dec 1925- Jan 1926

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.99)

[no title]  BML 2/4/100  Dec 1925- Feb 1926

5 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.100)

[no title]  BML 2/4/101  Feb 1926- Apr 1926

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.101)

[no title]  BML 2/4/102  Apr 1926- Sep 1926

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.102)

[no title]  BML 2/4/103  Oct 1926- Oct 1926

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.103)

[no title]  BML 2/4/104  Oct 1926- Nov 1926

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.104)

[no title]  BML 2/4/105  Nov 1926

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.105)

[no title]  BML 2/4/106  Dec 1926- Apr 1927

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.106)

[no title]  BML 2/4/107  Mar 1927- Jul 1927

17 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.107)

[no title]  BML 2/4/108  Jul 1927- Oct 1927

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.108)

[no title]  BML 2/4/109  Oct 1927- Nov 1927

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.109)

[no title]  BML 2/4/110  Nov 1927- Dec 1927

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.110)

[no title]  BML 2/4/111  Nov 1927- Mar 1928

18 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.111)

[no title]  BML 2/4/112  Mar 1928- Jul 1928

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.112)

[no title]  BML 2/4/113  Jul 1928

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.113)

[no title]  BML 2/4/114  Sep 1928- Oct 1928

7 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.114)

[no title]  BML 2/4/115  Oct 1928- Oct 1928

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.115)

[no title or date]  BML 2/4/116

Contents:
Valuation book (no.116)
Not Received

[no title]  BML 2/4/117  Nov 1928- Nov 1928

6 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.117)

[no title]  BML 2/4/118  Nov 1928- Mar 1929

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.118)

[no title]  BML 2/4/119  Apr 1929- Sep 1929

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.119)

[no title]  BML 2/4/120  Oct 1929- Oct 1929

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.120)

4th Series  [no ref.]  1929 - 1934

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's second series)

[no title]  BML 2/4/121  Oct 1929- Nov 1929

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.121)

[no title]  BML 2/4/122  Nov 1929- Mar 1930

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.122)

[no title]  BML 2/4/123  Mar 1930- Sep 1930

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.123)

[no title]  BML 2/4/124  Sep 1930- Oct 1930

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.124)

[no title]  BML 2/4/125  Oct 1930- Nov 1930

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.125)

[no title]  BML 2/4/126  Nov 1930- Dec 1930

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.126)

[no title]  BML 2/4/127  Jan 1931- Jul 1931

16 entries


Related information: (Note: entries for period Mar.1931- Sep.1931 appear in volume BML 2/4/43)

Contents:
Valuation book (no.127)

[no title]  BML 2/4/128  Jun 1931- Oct 1931

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.128)

[no title]  BML 2/4/129  Sep 1931- Oct 1931

4 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.129)

[no title]  BML 2/4/130  Oct 1931- Nov 1931

15 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.130)

[no title]  BML 2/4/131  Nov 1931- Dec 1931

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.131)

[no title]  BML 2/4/132  Dec 1931- Mar 1932

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.132)

[no title]  BML 2/4/133  Apr 1932- Apr 1932

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.133)

[no title]  BML 2/4/134  1932

2 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.134)

[no title]  BML 2/4/135  May 1932- Sep 1932

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.135)

[no title]  BML 2/4/136  Sep 1932- Oct 1932

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.136)

[no title]  BML 2/4/137  Oct 1932- Oct 1932

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.137)

[no title]  BML 2/4/138  Oct 1932- Nov 1932

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.138)

[no title]  BML 2/4/139  Nov 1932- Mar 1933

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.139)

[no title]  BML 2/4/140  Apr 1933- Oct 1933

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.140)

[no title]  BML 2/4/141  n.d

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.141)
(deals with Rothschild/Ashton Estate)

[no title]  BML 2/4/142  Sep 1933- Oct 1933

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.142)

[no title]  BML 2/4/143  Oct 1933- Nov 1933

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.143)

[no title]  BML 2/4/144  Nov 1933- Jan 1934

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.144)

4th Series  [no ref.]  1934 - 1939

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's second series)

[no title]  BML 2/4/145  Feb 1934- Oct 1934

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.145)

[no title]  BML 2/4/146  Oct 1934- Oct 1934

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.146)

[no title]  BML 2/4/147  Oct 1934- Nov 1934

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.147)

[no title]  BML 2/4/148  Nov 1934- Apr 1935

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.148)

[no title]  BML 2/4/149  Apr 1935- Sep 1935

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.149)

[no title]  BML 2/4/150  Oct 1935- Oct 1935

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.150)

[no title]  BML 2/4/151  Oct 1935- Nov 1935

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.151)

[no title]  BML 2/4/152  Nov 1935- Jan 1936

17 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.152)

[no title]  BML 2/4/153  Jan 1936- Aug 1936

15 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.153)

[no title]  BML 2/4/154  Sep 1936- Oct 1936

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.154)

[no title]  BML 2/4/155  Oct 1936- Oct 1936

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.155)

[no title]  BML 2/4/156  Oct.1936- Nov.1936

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.156)

[no title]  BML 2/4/157  Dec 1936- Aug 1937

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.157)

[no title]  BML 2/4/158  Apr 1937- Oct 1937

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.158)
(includes reference to Rothschild/Ascot Estate)

[no title]  BML 2/4/159  Oct 1937- Oct 1937

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.159)

[no title]  BML 2/4/160  Nov 1937- Nov 1937

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.160)

[no title]  BML 2/4/161  Nov 1937- Oct 1938

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.161)

[no title]  BML 2/4/162  n.d

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.162)
(deals with Rothschild/Tring Estates)

[no title]  BML 2/4/163  n.d

1 entry

Contents:
Valuation book (no.163)
(deals with Rothschild/Tring Estates)

[no title]  BML 2/4/164  Jun 1938- Oct 1938

7 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.164)

[no title]  BML 2/4/165  Oct 1938- Nov 1938

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.165)

[no title]  BML 2/4/166  Nov 1938- Feb 1939

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.166)

[no title]  BML 2/4/167  Mar 1939- Jun 1939

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.167)

4th Series  [no ref.]  1939 - 1945

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's second series)

[no title]  BML 2/4/168  Jun 1939- Nov 1939

5 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.168)

[no title]  BML 2/4/169  Aug 1939- Oct 1939

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.169)

[no title]  BML 2/4/170  Oct 1939- Nov 1939

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.170)

[no title]  BML 2/4/171  Nov 1939- Feb 1940

18 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.171)

[no title]  BML 2/4/172  Mar 1940-Jul 1940

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.172)

[no title]  BML 2/4/173  Jul 1940- Oct 1940

2 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.173)

[no title]  BML 2/4/174  Aug 1940- Oct 1940

6 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.174)

[no title]  BML 2/4/175  Oct 1940- Nov 1940

22 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.175)

[no title]  BML 2/4/176  Oct 1940- Jan 1940

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.176)

[no title]  BML 2/4/177  Jan 1941- Aug 1941

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.177)

[no title or date]  BML 2/4/178

Contents:
Valuation book (no.178)
Not Received

[no title or date]  BML 2/4/179

Contents:
Valuation book (no.179)
Not Received

[no title]  BML 2/4/180  Jun 1942- Oct 1942

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.180)

[no title]  BML 2/4/181  Oct 1942-Nov 1942

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.181)

[no title]  BML 2/4/182  Nov 1942- Jan 1943

15 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.182)

[no title]  BML 2/4/183  Jan 1943- Mar 1943

12 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.183)

[no title]  BML 2/4/184  Mar 1943- Oct 1943

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.184)

[no title]  BML 2/4/185  Oct 1943- Dec 1943

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.185)

[no title]  BML 2/4/186  Dec 1943- May 1944

15 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.186)

[no title]  BML 2/4/187  Jun 1944- Oct 1944

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.187)

[no title]  BML 2/4/188  Oct 1944- Jan 1945

10 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.188)

[no title]  BML 2/4/189  Feb 1945- Jul 1945

21 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.189)

[no title]  BML 2/4/190  May 1945-Oct 1947

23 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.190)

[no title or date]  BML 2/4/191

Contents:
Valuation book (no.191)
Not Received

[no title]  BML 2/4/192  Oct 1945- Dec 1945

17 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.192)

4th Series  [no ref.]  1946 - 1947

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's second series)

[no title]  BML 2/4/193  Jan 1946- Sep 1946

25 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.193)

[no title or date]  BML 2/4/194

Contents:
Valuation book (no.194)
Not Received

[no title]  BML 2/4/195  Nov 1946- Jun 1947

20 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.195)

5th Series  [no ref.]  1932-1941

Contents:
(A.W. Merry's third series)

[no title]  BML 2/5/1  Oct 1932-Sep 1933

13 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 1)

[no title]  BML 2/5/2  Oct 1933- Nov 1934

18 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 2)

[no title]  BML 2/5/3  Feb 1935-Oct 1935

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 3)

[no title]  BML 2/5/4  Oct 1935-Jul 1936

14 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 4)

[no title]  BML 2/5/5  Oct 1936-Jul 1937

16 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 5)

[no title]  BML 2/5/6  Sep 1937-Nov 1937

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 6)

[no title]  BML 2/5/7  Dec 1937- Jun 1938

11 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 7)

[no title]  BML 2/5/8  Jun 1938- Feb 1939

9 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 8)

[no title]  BML 2/5/9  Feb 1939-Apr 1939

6 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no. 9)

[no title]  BML 2/5/10  Jun 1939- Feb 1941

8 entries

Contents:
Valuation book (no.10)

Miscellaneous Items  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 2/6/1  Apr 1891-Sep 1895

12 entries

Contents:
Surveyors Dimension Book

[no title]  BML 2/6/2  Apr 1896- Apr 1907

16 entries

Contents:
Surveyors Dimension Book

[no title]  BML 2/6/3  Apr 1903- Sep 1905

13 entries

Contents:
Surveyors Dimension Book

[no title]  BML 2/6/4  n.d

43 entries

Contents:
Insurance Valuation Book

[no title]  BML 2/6/5  Nov 1900

Contents:
Inventory of furniture and household effects St.Michaels Cottage, Heath Road, Leighton Buzzard.

[no title]  BML 2/6/6  Oct 1920

Contents:
Inventory of contents at " The Cottage " Soulbury, Buckinghamshire.

[no title]  BML 2/6/7  Jun 1907- Dec 1914

1059 entries

Contents:
Draft Charges Book (Fees)

[no title]  BML 2/6/8  1947

15 entries

Contents:
Miscellaneous note book

FINANCE  BML 3  1915-1947

Source of acquisition: Acc. 2800


Contents:
These are the records of the financial transactions commencing July 1st 1915 at the amalgamation of A.W Merry with Stafford and Rogers of Bedford and trading as Stafford, Rogers and Merry Ltd.
The records include 3 ledgers which detail receipts and payments on behalf of each client and details items of expenditure for newspaper advertising, postage costs, printing, stationery, billposting, ordnance maps, and motoring expenses etc. incurred in the discharge of client transactions.
Each ledger includes an Alphabetic index listing all clients. The financial transactions recorded include details of date, client, trader/supplier, value of each transaction and a cash summary of all transactions.
The invoice and statement duplicates are a representative sample of financial communications with various clients.

LEDGERS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 3/1/1  Jul 1915- Jun 1918

Contents:
Ledger Book No. 1

[no title]  BML 3/1/2  Jun 1918- Dec 1920

Contents:
Ledger Book No. 2

[no title]  BML 3/1/3  Jan 1921- Jun 1923

Contents:
Ledger Book No. 3

INVOICES  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 3/2/1  Feb 1938- Sep 1939

Contents:
Invoice duplicates: sample bundle detailing charges and range of professional activities carried out by Stafford, Rogers and Merry on behalf of clients.

STATEMENTS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 3/3/2  Jun 1945- Apr 1947

Contents:
Statement duplicates: sample bundle detailing account transactions on behalf of clients by Stafford, Rogers and Merry.

0FFICE ADMINISTRATION  BML 4  1904-1942

Source of acquisition: Acc. 2800


Contents:
These are records of office activity giving details of communications to and on behalf clients of Stafford, Rogers & Merry Ltd.

[no title]  BML 4/1/1  1931

Contents:
Postage book: daily record of items posted with details of client, date and cost incurred.

[no title]  BML 4/1/2  1933-1942

Contents:
Office Diary
(i) Office Diary 1933: daily record of business correspondence prepared and despatched on behalf of and to clients, (diary details type of document, recipient, client name and subject matter).
(ii) Office Diary: daily record of 1937 business correspondence prepared and despatched on behalf of and to clients.
(iii) Office Diary: daily record of 1939 business correspondence prepared and despatched on behalf of and to clients.
(iv) Office Diary: daily record of 1940 business correspondence prepared and despatched on behalf of and to clients.
(v) Office Diary: daily record of 1942 secretary's office activity including reference to clients account correspondence.

BUSINESS PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
These are records of employment agreements, correspondence preceeding, during and after amalgamation between Stafford and Rogers and A. W. Merry.

[no title]  BML 4/3/1  1904-1909

Contents:
Agreements
(i)Indenture: agreement made between Philip Clayton Gambell (as an apprentice pupil) and Arthur Walker Merry to learn the business as a land agent, surveyor, auctioneer and valuer. 1904
(ii) Agreement: made between John Macnamara and Mr. Arthur W. Merry to act as agent for J Macnamara's property interests. 1906
(iii) Agreement: of employment between Arthur Walker Merry and Thomas Mills (to be employed as Mr. Merry's clerk). 1907
(iv) Agreement: of employment between Arthur Walker Merry and Charles Donald Chamberlin Saker (to be employed as Mr. Merry's clerk). 1908
(v) Agreement: of employment between Arthur Walker Merry and Frank Rendell (to be employed as Mr. Merry's clerk). 1909

[no title]  BML 4/3/2  1915-1922

Contents:
Correspondence
(i) Correspondence: between W. Brown & Co. and Mr. Merry (land agents, surveyors etc.) discussing subject of amalgamation of business with Mr. Merry. 1915
(ii) Correspondence: several letters between Mr. J.A. Weston and Mr. Merry discussing progress towards amalgamation of Mr. Merry's business into the business of Stafford and Rogers Ltd. including estimates of profit for period 1908 to 1915 by Mr. Merry. 1915
(iii) Inventory & Valuation: of office furniture, & 17 High Street Leighton Buzzard from A.W. Merry to Messrs Stafford & Rogers Ltd. 1915
(iv) Account: of profit and business expenses for period 1908 to 1917 of Stafford, Rogers and Merry including dividend statement for period to December 31st 1917. 1917
(v) Correspondence: between The Surveyor of Taxes, A.C. Palmer (chartered accountants) and Stafford, Rogers & Merry Ltd. discussing matters relating to taxation liabilities between 1917 and 1919. 1919
(vi) Correspondence: form Barclays Bank, Leighton Buzzard extending option period to purchase 80 High Street, Bedford untill 21st January 1919 with a draft acceptance on the reverse. 1919
(vii) Statement: of settlement account for the purchase of 17 High Street, Leighton Buzzard. 1922

MERRY FAMILY PAPERS  BML 5  1893-1947

Source of acquisition: Acc. 2800


[no title]  BML 5/1/1  1897-1905

Contents:
Will: Samual Taverner
(i) Will: enquiries to trustees of the will of Samuel Tavener (deceased). 1897
(ii) Legal opinion: of Counsel in the intepretation of the will of Samuel Tavener (deceased). 1900
(iii) Statement of Account: of the estate of Samuel Tavener (deceased). 1905

[no title]  BML 5/1/2  1893

Contents:
Correspondence
Letter from A. Merry to his father discussing revised terms of a lease on a property by John Hedges, with an I.O.U. in the name of Daniel Rudd for the sum of £100 and receipt for settlement of the I.O.U. 1893

[no title]  BML 5/1/3  1893

Contents:
Agreement of employment
Between Joseph Gale and Joseph Johu Gale (auctioneers and estate agents trading under the name of Franklin & Gale) to employ Arthur Walker Merry as their clerk.

[no title]  BML 5/1/4  1896

Contents:
Correspondence
Giving report of progress of mining activity by North Burgess Mining Company Limited.

[no title]  BML 5/1/5  1896

Contents:
Sale of Balmoral Castle
(i) Statement: of settlement and receipt for furniture, fixtures and effects of Balmoral Castle, Caledonian Road, London. 1896
(ii) Settlement: statement of account on sale of Balmoral Castle, Caledonian Road, London and adjoining house from Mr.W. Merry (Junior) to Mr.W. Harwood. 1896

[no title]  BML 5/1/6  1896

Contents:
Grand Lodge Certificate
Of Arthur Walker Merry dated 15th February 1896 (A.L.5895) as a member of St. Hilda Lodge No.1887.

[no title]  BML 5/1/7  1899

Contents:
Agreement
Heads of agreement of under tenancy of No. 10 Bridge Street, Leighton Buzzard between H.J. Cornish (under tenant) and Arthur Walker Merry (tenant) on a yearly agreement from James Pettit of Brighton, with covering letter from James Pettit.

[no title]  BML 5/1/8  1906

Contents:
Receipts
Bundle of receipts for payments by Mr. Merry for mortgage and repairs at Southcott Road, Linslade.

[no title]  BML 5/1/9  1910

Contents:
Record
Details of deeds list relating to properties mortgaged to Mr.A.W. Merrry and Miss S.E. Merry deposited with Messrs Pettit, Walton & Co. for safe custody.

[no title]  BML 5/1/10  1912

Contents:
Billheads
(i) G. Chandler (corn & coal merchant) Leighton Buzzard for load of straw for late Mr. W Merry. 1912
(ii) Thomas Yirrell (general mason & contractor) of Leighton Buzzard for work to headstone at Old Linslade Churchyard. 1912
(iii) F. Warren (miller & corn merchant) Ashdown Brewery & Slapton Mills, near Leighton Buzzard for ale supplied to Mr. Merry. 1912
(iv) Geo. Brown & Son Co. Victoria Iron Works, Leighton Buzzard, for repairs to oil cake mill at Southcourt Farm, Leighton Buzzard. 1912
(v) Heady & Sons, Bridge Street, Leighton Buzzard (carriage, van and cart builders) for repairs to gig, float, water cart etc. 1912
(vi) Ernest Lee (furnisher and funeral director) of Regent House and 16 Old Road, Leighton Buzzard, for funeral expenses. 1912
(vii) Purser & Furlong (plumbers) (established 1778) 14 High Street Leighton Buzzard. 1912
(viii) Walter C. Prudames (vetinary surgeon) of Leighton Buzzard, (inspector to Bedfordshire County Council .) 1912
(ix) John Meager (farrier)of New Road, Shoeing Forges, Linslade, for shoeing of horses etc. (billhead includes line drawing of working forge). 1912
(x) Wm. Bodsworth of Linsalade (saddler and harness maker) with line drawings of saddlery subjects. 1912
(xi) Thomas Underwood (carpenter, timber dealer etc.) of 31 Church Street, Leighton Buzzard for labour and timber supplies for farm repairs. 1912
(xii)Cooper & Co. (general ironmongers etc) of 14 Market Square Leighton Buzzard. 1912
(xiii) Leighton Buzzard Observer (newspaper) of 5 High Street, Leighton Buzzard. 1912
(xiv)H. Samuel Ph.C.,M.P.S. (chemist and optician ) 3 Market Square, Leighton Buzzard, for the supply of Coopers Dip. 1912
(xv) Thomas Brantom & Co. (millers & seedsmen etc.) of Leighton Buzzard for supplies of oats, straw etc. at Southcourt Farm. 1912

[no title]  BML 5/1/11  1913

Contents:
Mortgage
Indenture agreement for profits of the living of Lathbury (with draft) between William Tidmarsh of the Rectory, Lathbury, Bucks (clerk in holy orders) and Arthur Walker Merry of Leighton Buzzard, for the sum of £100.

[no title]  BML 5/1/12  1898-1938

Contents:
Correspondence
Concerning the conveyance of land to A.W. Merry in High Street, Wing, letters dealing with Mr. Merrys investments, an application to borrow finance from a family trust fund and various receipts including endorsed cheques.

[no title]  BML 5/1/13  1897-1911

Contents:
Insurance papers
Including accident policy for Mr. Merry, premium receipts and correspondence relating to insurance matters.

[no title]  BML 5/1/14  1924-1937

Contents:
Mamor Farm
(i) Valuation: of rick of hay, wheat, straw, dung, young seeds sown and acts of husbandry on Manor Farm, Soulbury, Bucks. 1924
(ii) Agreement: (with draft) of tenancy of The Manor Farm Soulbury, between Mr. William Ellis and Mr.Wm. Rothery. 1925
(iii) Correspondence: dealing with the conveyance of Manor Farm, Soulbury, Buckinghamshire from Mr. Ellis to Mr. A.W. Merry. 1934
(iii) Arbitrators award: between William T. Rothery (outgoing tenant) and Arthur W. Merry (landlord) on acts of cultivation and property at Manor Farm, Soulbury, Buckinghamshire. 1937

[no title]  BML 5/1/15  1938-39

Contents:
Agreements
Relating to keeping of sheep and cattle on behalf of Arthur Walker Merry by Harry Taylor, J. Amos, A. Fountaine, G.R. Clark and Sydney Harrowell (farmers).

[no title]  BML 5/2/1  1875

Contents:
Statement of expenses
For the estate of Miss Jane Richardson (deceased).

[no title]  BML 5/2/2  1889

Contents:
Will
Last will and testament of Elisabeth Richardson with attatched codicil dated 1899 detailing a bequest to Sarah and Mary Merry.

[no title]  BML 5/2/3  1899

Contents:
Correspondence
Discussing shortfall in the estate of John Richardson (deceased) and the reduced funds available for beneficiaries to meet the instructions of John Richardsons last will and testament.

[no title]  BML 5/2/4  1906

Contents:
Death of Elizabeth Richardson
(i) Certificate: of death for Elisabeth Richardson
(ii) Burial Board: certificate of burial space at Buckingham Cemetry awarded to Mr.A.W. Merry.
(iii) Billhead: for the funeral expenses and burial of Miss E. Richardson.

[no title]  BML 5/2/5  1906

2 copies

Contents:
Poster
For the sale of furniture, china, glass, and other contents, dressmakers fittings etc. contents of No.7 Castle Street, Buckingham by direction of A.W. Merry (acting executor under the will of the late Miss E Richardson), auction at the premises 9th May 1906.

[no title]  BML 5/2/6  1906

Contents:
Estate Miss E Richardson
(i) Statement: of accounts of the estate of Miss E Richardson (deceased) with receipts for expenses paid on behalf of the estate.
(ii) Statement: of the proceeds of the sale of furniture and effects (property of the late Miss E Richardson).
(iii) Correspondence: concerning the death of Miss E Richardson.

[no title]  BML 5/3/1  1928-1944

Contents:
Statements: Estate William Merry the elder
(i) Statement: account for the estate of William Merry the elder (deceased). 1928
(ii) Statement: account for the estate of William Merry the elder (deceased). 1931
(iii)Statement: account for the estate of William Merry the elder (deceased). 1935
(iv)Statement: account for the estate of William Merry the elder (deceased). 1940
(v)Statement: account for the estate of William Merry the elder (deceased). 1944

[no title]  BML 5/4/1  1931-1947

Contents:
Estate: Mr William Merry (the younger)
(i) Statement: account of the estate value, property and investments sworn for probate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger). 1931
(ii) Statement: account of the late Mr. Henry Flowers, Will Trust detailing income from trust funds payable to Mrs.L.A. Merry during her life. 1932
(iii) Statement: account of the estate of the late William Merry (the younger) detailing financial activity of the estate. 1933
(iv) Statement: account of the estate of the late William Merry (the younger) at 31st August 1933. 1933
(v) Statement: income account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) for the year to 26th April 1935. 1935
(vi) Statement: supplemental statement of account as at 16th September 1936 of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) consequent on the death of Mrs. L.A. Merry. 1936
(vii) Statement: suplemental statement of account as at 25th February 1938 of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) consequent on the death of Mrs. Alice Knight. 1938
(viii) Statement: (2 copies) account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) for period 10th June 1937 to 26th April 1938. 1938
(ix) Statement: account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) for the period ending 26th April 1939. 1939
(x) Statement: account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) for the period ending 26th April 1940. 1940
(xi) statement: account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) for the period ending 26th April 1941. 1941
(xii) Statement: account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) for the period ending 26th April 1942. 1942
(xiii) statement: account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the Younger) for the period ending 26th April 1943. 1943
(xiv) Statement: account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) for the period ending 26th April 1944. 1944
(xv) Statement: account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) for the period ending 26th April 1945. 1945
(xvi) Statement: account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) for period ending 26th April 1946. 1946
(xvii) Statement: account of the estate of the late Mr. William Merry (the younger) consequent on the deaths of Mrs. E Layton and Mr. Albert Merry for the period April 26th 1946 to 26th July 1947. 1947

MACNAMARA ESTATES  BML 6  1798-1928

Source of acquisition: Acc. 2800


Contents:
These are records of the Macnamara Estates of Caddington Hall, Eaton Bray and Whipsnade and include tenancy agreements, rental income from tenancies, land taxes paid from income, details of expenditure on the upkeep of the estate for farms, cottages, allotments and other property.
Included are details of tithes, allotments, ordnance survey maps, field tracings of farms, plans of the several parts of the estates and papers concerning property exchange of the estates of the Pedley Trustees.
There are included copies of sale catalogues, schedules of the Pedley settled estates, a copy of the Whipsnade Inclosure Act (in manuscript form), papers relating to Billington Parish, a copy of Caddington altered apportionment of corn rents, a copy of the General Enclosure Act, details of enclosure awards, field tracings and maps of the estates
The family papers include inventories of Billington Manor, rent statements, receipts and billheads, domestic account books, tenancy agreements, licences for armorial bearings, male servants, various correspondence, insurance policies and sundry papers of A. Macnamara and Lady Sophia Macnamara.

ESTATE RENTAL INCOME RECORDS  BML 6/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
The following cash records detail income received from individual tenants and allowance for property taxes paid.
The records of rental received, detail property in Billington, Caddington, Eaton Bray, Kensworth, Limbury, Markyate Street, Flamstead, Houghton Regis, Slapton, Studham, Totternhoe and Whipsnade.
The records also provide details of tenants name, description of the property, property name, and type of property i.e. farm, land, brickground, inn, chalk pit, orchard, allotment, shooting right, cottage or house etc.

[no title]  BML 6/1/1  1881-87

Contents:
Cash record: of rent receipts from tenants Caddington Hall and Eaton Bray Estates.

[no title]  BML 6/1/2  1888-91

Contents:
Cash record: of rent receipts from tenants Caddington Hall, Eaton Bray and Whipsnade Estates.

[no title]  BML 6/1/3  1881-90

Contents:
Record of rental: received from estates in Herts., Bucks and Beds belonging to Arthur Macnamara Esq.
(i) Rental: income for Lady Day 1881.
(ii) Rental: income for Michaelmas 1881.
(iii) Rental: income for Lady Day 1882.
(iv) Rental: income for Michaelmas 1882.
(v) Rental: income for Lady Day and Michaelmas 1883.
(vi) Rental: income for Lady Day and Michaelmas 1884.
(vii) Rental: income for Lady Day and Michaelmas 1885.
(viii) Rental: income for Lady Day and Michaelmas 1886.
(ix)Rental: income for Lady Day and Michaelmas 1887.
(x) Rental: income for Michaelmas 1887 and Lady Day 1888.
(xi) Rental: income for Michaelmas 1888 and Lady Day 1889.
(xii) Rental: income for Michaelmas 1889.
(xiii) Rental: income for Lady Day and Michaelmas 1890.

[no title]  BML 6/1/4  1885-1891

Contents:
Rent collection books showing cottage rents received for property on the Eaton Bray and Caddington Hall Estates.
(i) Cottage rent: collection book April 1885- September 1887.
(ii)Cottage rent: collection book April 1885- September 1886.
(iii) Cottage rent: collection book October 1887-July 1888.
(iv)Cottage rent: collection book
July 1888-May 1889.
(v)Cottage rent: collection book April 1889-June 1890.
(vi)Cottage: rent collection book June 1890-January 1891.
(vii)Cottage rent: collection book February 1891-September 1891.

[no title]  BML 6/1/5  1888-1890

Contents:
Rental collection summary sheets showing rent collected, property tax allowed and cash received for Caddington Hall and Eaton Bray Estates from audits held at Billington Manor.
(i) Rent: collection summary January 1888.
(ii) Rent: collection summary June 1888.
(iii) Rent: collection summary June 1888.
(iv)Rent: collection summary October 1888.
(v) Statement: of arrears due Lady Day 1888.
(vi)Rent: collection summary December 1888.
(vii) Rent: collection summary June 1889.
(viii) Statement: of arrears due Lady Day 1889.
(ix)Statement: of arrears due Michaelmas.
(x) Summary: of rents due at Michaelmas.
(xi)Rent: collection summary June 1890.
(xii) Statement: of arrears due Lady Day.
(xiii) Rent: collection summary December 1890.
(xiv) Summary: of rents due December 1890.
(xv)Statement: of arrears due Michaelmas.
(xvi) Gross summary: sheet for year 1889.

[no title]  BML 6/1/6  1897-98

Contents:
Tenant ledger book.

[no title]  BML 6/1/7  1897-1912

Contents:
Rental account ledger book.

[no title]  BML 6/1/8  1897-1912

Contents:
General account ledger book.

[no title]  BML 6/1/9  1881-87

Contents:
Cash collection summary for rents received and for land tax and landlords property tax repaid to tenants
(i) Cash collection summary book No. 1.1881-81
(ii) Cash collection summary book No. 2.1881-83
(iii) Cash collection summary book No. 3.1883-83
(iv) Cash collection summary book No. 4.1884-85
(v) Cash collection summary book No. 5.1886-86
(vi) Cash collection summary book No. 6.1887-87
(vii) Cash collection summary book No. 7.1887-87

[no title]  BML 6/1/10  1881-87

Contents:
Rental records books for rentals received from tenants and for land tax and landlords property tax repaid to tenanats.
(i) Rental received records book No. 1.1881-81
(ii) Rental received records book No. 2.1881-81
(iii) Rental received records book No. 3.1882-82
(iv) Rental received records book No. 4.1882-82
(v) Rental received records book No. 5.1883-83
(vi) Rental received records book No. 6.1884-84
(vii) Rental received records book No. 7.1885-85
(viii) Rental received records book No. 8.1886-86
(ix) Rental received records book No. 9.1887-87
(x) Rental received records book No.10.1887-87

[no title]  BML 6/1/11  1882-87

Contents:
Draft summary statements for cash and rentals received and rent written off as lost.
(i) Draft statement of rent written off.1882-87
(ii) Draft statement of rentals received.1882-87
(iii) Draft statement of cash received.1883-87

[no title]  BML 6/1/12  1883-88

Contents:
Statements
(i) Statement: General Account summary for rent and miscellaneous receipts, cash paid and other allowances. 1883-87
(ii)Statement: of estimated rents at Eaton Bray (Mr. Macnamara's private estate). 1888

[no title]  BML 6/1/13  1881-85

Contents:
Statement: of accounts for rents submitted by William Kenny to Arthur Macnamara and claims for expenditure on estate business.

[no title]  BML 6/1/14  1881-82

Contents:
Statement: of payments by William Paxton to the account of Arthur Macnamara with Messrs. Coutts & Co. (bankers).

[no title]  BML 6/1/15  1899-1915

Contents:
Statements of Allotment Rents
Statements for allotment rents at Eaton Bray, Whipsnade and Garden Rents at Markyate detailing allotment number, tenants name, rent received, rent arrears and tenancy occupation changes.
The rents were received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray and latterly at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray.
(i)Statement: of allotment rents due Lady Day 1899.
(ii)Statement: of allotment rents due Michaelmas 1899.
(iii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1899.
(iv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1900.
(v) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1900.
(vi)Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1901.
(vii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1901.
(viii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1902.
(ix)Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1902.
(x) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1903.
(xi)Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1903.
(xii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1904.
(xiii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1904.
(xiv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1905 (not received).
(xv)Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1905 (not received).
(xvi) Statement: of allotment rent received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1906.
(xvii) Statement: of allotment rent received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1906.
(xviii) Statements: of allotment rent received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1907.
(xix) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1907.
(xx)Statement: of allotment rents received at he White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1908.
(xxi) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1908.
(xxii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1909 (with draft copy).
(xxiii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The white Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1909.
(xxiv) Statement: Audit Sheet of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1910.
(xxv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1910.
(xxvi) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1911 (not received).
(xxvii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1911.
(xxviii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1912.
(xxix) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1912 (not received).
(xxx) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1913.
(xxxi) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1913.
(xxxii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1914.
(xxxiii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1914 (not received).
(xxxiv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1915.
(xxxv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1915.

[no title]  BML 6/1/16  1897-1916

Contents:
Statement of allotment rents
(i) Statement: of allotment rents due at Michaelmas 1897.
(ii)Statement: of allotments received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1898.
(iii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1898.
(iv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1899.
(v) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1899.
(vi) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1900.
(vii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1900.
(viii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1901.
(ix) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1901.
(x) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1902.
(xi) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1902.
(xii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady day 1903.
(xiii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray Michaelmas 1903.
(xiv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1904.
(xv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1904.
(xvi) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady day 1905 (not received).
(xvii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1905.
(xviii) Statement: of allotment rents received at Thee White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1906.
(xix) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1906.
(xx) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1907.
(xxi) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray Michaelmas 1907.
(xxii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1908.
(xxiii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1908.
(xxiv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1909.
(xxv) Statement of allotment rents received at The White Horse Inn, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1909.
(xxvi) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1910.
(xxvii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1910.
(xxviii) Statement: of Whipsnade Allotment (The Pedley Settled Estates) rents received at Lady Day 1910.
(xxvix) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1911.
(xxx) Statement: of Whipsnade Allotment (Pedley Settled Estates) rents received at Lady Day 1911.
(xxxi) Statement: of Markyate Garden Rents (The Pedley Settled Estates) received at Lady Day 1911.
(xxxii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1911.
(xxxiii) Statement: of Markyate Garden Rents (The Pedley Settled Estates) received at Lady Day 1912.
(xxxiv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1912.
(xxxv) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1912.
(xxxvi) Statement: of Whipsnade Allotments (The Pedley Settled Estates) rents received at Lady Day 1913.
(xxxvii) Statement: of Markyate Garden Rents (The Pedley Settled Estates) received at Lady Day 1913.
(xxxviii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1913.
(xxxix) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1913.
(xxxx) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1914.
(xxxxi) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Michaelmas 1914.
(xxxxii) Statement: of allotment rents received at The Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray, Lady Day 1916.

[no title]  BML 6/1/17  1914-15

Contents:
Statements of allotment rents of the Pedley Settled
Estates at Whipsnade and Markyate.
(i) Statement: of Whipsnade allotment rents due Lady Day 1914 with receipt.
(ii) Statement: of Markyate allotment rents due Lady Day 1914 (with draft).
(iii) Statement: of Whipsnade allotment rents due Lady Day 1915 (with draft).
(iv) Statement: of Markyate allotment rents due Lady Day 1915 (with draft).

ESTATE ACCOUNT PAYMENTS  BML 6/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
The estate account payments summary gives details of payments made by William Paxton on Arthur Macnamara's behalf for maintenance expenses, land tax, income tax and inhabited house duty for property on the estates of Caddington Hall and Eaton Bray.
The record books give details of the property, item of expenditure, date and cost and when the summary was submitted to Mr. Macnamara for his attention and settlement.
The vouchers and receipts (BML 6/3/1 (i-xix)) give more detailed information on the items of expenditure and include a desciption of the work carried out, time taken, materials used and supplier.

[no title]  BML 6/2/1  1881-87

Contents:
Estate Account payments ledger record book.

[no title]  BML 6/2/2  1882-87

Contents:
(Estate accounts payment books
(i) Estate accounts payment book No. 1, 1882-83
(ii) Estate accounts payment book No. 2, 1883-83
(iii) Estate accounts payment book No. 3, 1884-84
(iv) Estate accounts payment book No. 4, 1884-84
(v) Estate accounts payment book No. 5, 1884-84
(vi) Estate accounts payment book No. 6, 1884-84
(vii) Estate accounts payment book No. 7, 1885-85
(viii) Estate accounts payment book No. 81885-85
(ix) Estate accounts payment book No. 9, 1885-85
(x) Estate accounts payment book No.10, 1885-85
(xi) Estate accounts payment book No.11, 1886-86
(xii) Estate accounts payment book No.12, 1886-86
(xiii) Estate accounts payment book No.13, 1886-86
(xiv) Estate accounts payment book No.14, 1886-86
(xv) Estate accounts payment book No.15, 1887-87
(xvi) Estate accounts payment book No.16, 1887-87
(xvii) Estate accounts payment book No.17, 1887-87
(xiix) Estate accounts payment book No.18, 1887-87

[no title]  BML 6/2/3  1882-84

Contents:
Statement: showing the cost of new farm building, alterations to stables and cottage at Caddington Hall.

[no title]  BML 6/2/4  1883-84

Contents:
Statement: showing the cost of sanitary works at Caddington Hall

[no title]  BML 6/2/5  1883-85

2 copies

Contents:
Statement: of cash received for timber and oak bark and payments for foreign timber used on the estate.

[no title]  BML 6/2/6  1886

Contents:
Statement: of sums remaining to be paid to contactors for new buildings and repairs in hand on the estates.

[no title]  BML 6/2/7  1881-1887

Contents:
Statements: of payment for expenses incurred by Mr. Macnamara on his landed estates during the agency of Mr. Wm. Paxton.
(i) Statement: of payments for alterations, repairs additions and new buildings at Zouches Farm, Caddington.
(ii) Statement: of payments for repairs and 1881-86 new buildings at Moor End Mill at Eaton Bray. 1881-86
(iii) Statement: of payment for alterations and repairs etc. at Dell Farm, Whipsnade. 1881-87
(iv) Statement: of payments for new buildings and repairs to house and bakehouse at Whipsnade. 1881-87
(v) Statement: of payments for alterations, repairs and new buildings at Turnpike Farm, Caddington. 1882-87
(vi) Statement: of payments for alterations, additions and repairs at the Lower Farm, Markyate Street. 1882-87
(vii) Statement: of payments for alterations and repairs at Chaul End Farm, Caddington. 1882-87
(viii) Statement: of payments for alterations,1882-87 additions and repairs at The Comp Farm, Eaton Bray. 1882-87
(ix) Statement: of payments for repairs, drain pipes etc. on Yew Tree Farm at Eaton Bray. 1882-87
(x) Statement: of payments for repairs, drainpipes, draining etc. on the Rye and Old Ley Farms, Eaton Bray. 1882-86
(xi)Statement: of payments for repairs, drain pipes, draining, new buildings etc.on Mr. William Birds Farm, Eaton Bray. 1882-87
(xii) Statement: of payments for repairs and fencing at Great Green Farm, Eaton Bray. 1882-84
(xiii) Statement: of payments for repairs and new buildings at John Brown's occupation at Eaton Bray. 1882-85
(xiv) Statement: of payments for new buildings and repairs etc. at the Hill Farm, Whipsnade. 1882-86
(xv) Statement: of payments for alterations, repairs, new buildings etc. at Short Grove Manor Farm, Whipsnade. 1882-87
(xvi) Statement: of payments for repairs etc. at Chalk Farm, Caddington. 1883-84
(xvii) Statement: of payments for repairs etc. at Lower Woodside Farm, Caddington. 1883-87
(xiix) Statement: of payments for repairs and alterations at Moor End Mile Farm, Eaton Bray. 1883-86
(xix) Statement: of payments for repairs at Moor End Farm, Eaton Bray. 1883-85
(xx) Statement: of payments for alterations and repairs at David Smiths occupation, at Eaton Bray. 1883-87
(xxi) Statement: of payments for repairs etc. at The Grove Farm, Caddington. 1884-87
(xxii) Statement: of payments for new buildings, alterations and repairs etc. at Humbershoe Manor Farm, Markyate Street. 1884-87
(xxiii) Statement: of payments for new house, farm buildings, fencing etc. at Valence End Farm, Eaton Bray. 1885-87
(xxiv) Statement: of payments for repairs and new buildings at Short Grove Brickyard Farm, Whipsnade. 1887
(xxv) Statement: of payments for drainage pipes at Park Farm, Eaton Bray. 1887

[no title or date]  BML 6/2/8

Contents:
Statements of account for payments for property expenses to Mr. Paxton by Mr. Macnamara (with vouchers and bankers payment information).
(i) Statement dated 26th September 1881
(ii) Statement dated 12th November 1881
(iii) Statement dated 25th November 1881
(iv) Statement dated 11th January 1882
(v) Statement dated 1st March 1882
(vi) Statement dated 4th April 1882
(vii) Statement dated 5th July 1882
(viii) Statement dated 10th Aygust 1882
(ix) Statement dated 16th October 1882

VOUCHERS AND RECEIPTS  BML 6/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
The vouchers and receipts provide detailed information on items of expenditure for maintenance etc. and include a description of the service provided, work carried out, time taken, materials used and the contractors / suppliers name etc.
Examples of maintenance include thatching, ditching and drainage, ploughing, fencing, painting, building work etc.
The vouchers include contractors agreements with detailed work specifications and receipts for various tithe charges.
Included are receipts issued for land tax, income tax, poor rate, inhabited house duty and highway rate precept charges issued by the Parishes of Kensworth, Caddington, Flamstead, Humbershoe, Studham, Totternhoe and Whipsnade.

[no title]  BML 6/3/1  1882-87

Contents:
Vouchers and receipts
(i) Vouchers and receipts July 1882-March 1883
(ii) Vouchers and receipts March-September1883
(iii) Vouchers and receipts October-December1883
(iv) Vouchers and receipts January-March 1884
(v) Vouchers and receipts April 1884-June 1884
(vi) Vouchers and receipts June-September 1884
(vii) Vouchers and receipts October-December1884
(viii) Vouchers and receipts January-March 1885
(ix) Vouchers and receipts April-June 1885
(x) Vouchers and receipts July-September 1885
(xi) Vouchers and receipts October-December1885
(xii) Vouchers and receipts January-April 1886
(xiii) Vouchers and receipts April-June 1886
(xiv) Vouchers and receipts July-September 1886
(xv) Vouchers and receipts October-December1886
(xvi) Vouchers and receipts January-March 1887
(xvii) Vouchers and receipts April-June 1887
(xiix) Vouchers and receipts July-September1887
(xix) Vouchers and receipts October-November1887

TITHE APPORTIONMENTS  BML 6/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
Tithe apportionment details for the parishes of Flamstead, Whipsnade, Caddington and Eaton Bray.

[no title]  BML 6/4/1  1842-75

Contents:
Tithe apportionments
(i) Map: of tithe apportionments in the Parish of Flamstead in the County of Hertford by John Griffin, Surveyor, Hemel Hempstead. 1842
(ii) Tithe apportionment: (copy) of the rent charges in lieu of tithes in the Parish of Flamstead in the County of Hertford. 1843
(iii) Tithe apportionment: (copy) of the rent charge in lieu of tithes in the Parish of Whipsnade in the County of Bedford. 1844
(iv) Tithe apportionment: (copy) of altered apportionment of the rent charges in lieu of tithes in the Parish of Eaton Bray in the County Of Bedford after an inclosure division allotment and exchange of lands in the said parish. 1875

[no title]  BML 6/4/2  1882-88

Contents:
Tithe rent charges
(i) Statement: of vicarial tithe rent charges on land and property of A. Macnamara. 1882.
(ii) Statement: of tithe rent charges for Buckwood Stubbs, Houghton Regis. 1883.
(iii) Statement: of tithe rent charges on the estate of A. Macnamara at Flamstead, due to Sir John Sebright. 1885.
(iv) Statement: of tithe rent charges payable on Caddington Hall and Eaton Bray Estates, the property of A. Macnamara. 1888.

[no title]  BML 6/4/3  1903

Contents:
Apportionment
Of corn rent charged on lands in the Parish of Caddington in favour of the Vicar of Caddington. 24th December 1903

[no title]  BML 6/4/4  1915-16

Contents:
Statement: of Eaton Bray Rectorial Tithe with correspondence and draft schedules relating to Eaton Bray Tithe. 1915-16.

INCLOSURE AWARDS  BML 6/5  [n.d.]

[no title]  BML 6/5/1  1798

Contents:
Inclosures Act
Manuscript copy of 1798 Act. referring to woods and woodgrounds known as; The Old Coppice, The Old Hills, Landmore and Deadmansey Woods in the Parish of Whipsnade, property of William Beckford Esq.

[no title]  BML 6/5/2  1848

Contents:
Inclosures Act: copy of the General Inclosure Act dated 4th September 1848.

[no title]  BML 6/5/3  1860

Contents:
Eaton Bray: Inclosure Award (certified copy)1860 of confirmed inclosure award by William Heard (land surveyor)

[no title]  BML 6/5/4  1860-87

Contents:
Papers relating to Totternhoe Inclosure.
(i) Map: (tracing) from Totternhoe tithe 1860 map made in 1840 of area surrounding Short Grove Farm and Whipsnade Heath between the Parishes of Kensworth and Whipsnade.
(ii) Map: (tracing)from Totternhoe Tithe1860 map of area surrounding Bovingdon Furlong indicating site of discovery of a Roman Coin in 1769 A.D.
(iii) Map: (tracing) from Totternhoe Tithe 1860 map of area surrounding Bovingdon Furlong including indication of the site of a Military Station in 1823.
(iv) Map: (coloured copy) portion from1886 Totternhoe Inclosure Tithe Map of diagram exhibited at meeting on 18th December 1886, indicating land owned by A. Macnamara and others in Whipsnade Parish.
(v) Map: (coloured copy) portion from map1886 of Totternhoe Inclosure indicating land requested to be allotted for the Vicarial Glebe Allotment and Lord Brownlows land.
(vi) Plan: of estate land belonging to1886 A. Macnamara in Totternhoe.
(vii) Notices: of meetings called by the valuer1886-87 (James Saunders) to receive particulars of claims on Totternhoe Commons and Common Fields.
(viii) Correspondence: several letters giving1886-87 details of claims of interest and other matters connected with the Totternhoe Inclosure Regulation.
(ix) Correspondence: letter from A. Macnamara1886 (as Lord of the Manor of Shortgrove in the Parish of Studham) to the Commissioners for England relating to Whipsnade Heath, The Downs, Castle Hill and the Cow Common in the Parish of Totternhoe.
(x) Extract: (copy) from the Totternhoe 1886 Tithe apportionment dated 16th. February February 1841 which includes Shortgrove Farm and surrounding area.
(xi) Claim: (draft copy) of a claim to the 1886 valuer for the Totternhoe Inclosure by A. Macnamara relating to Shortgrove Farm.
(xii) Claim: (draft copy) of a claim to the 1886 valuer for the Totternhoe Inclosure by the agent to Earl Brownlow (Lord of the Manor of Totternhoe) referring to an ancient chalk quarry on the west side of the road leading from Dunstable to Kensworth.
(xiii) Conveyance: (extract) of conveyance of 1887 Shortgrove Farm dated 21st October 1852.
(xiv) Correspondence: from Town Clerk, Dunstable 1887 making enquiries relating to Mr. A. Macnamara's title to the Lordship of the Manor of that portion of Whipsnade Common within the Parish of Totternhoe.
(xv) Correspondence: from the Land 1887 Commissioners for England to William Paxton discussing a complaint relating to temporary arrangements for the cultivation of Common Field Land subject of the Totternhoe Inclosure Valuation.
(xvi) Statement: showing open field land in 1887 Bovingdon Furlong etc. and proposed allotments in lieu therof.
(xvii) Estimate: of expenses incurred by1887 James Saunders as the Valuer in the matter of the Regulation of the Commons and Inclosure of the Common Fields in the Parish of Totternhoe.
(xiix) Notice: (2 copies) from the valuer acting 1887 in the matter of the Totternhoe Regulation Inclosure to Arthur Macnamara and The Rev. W Brickwood (Vicar of Totternhoe) advising them of the costs to be borne by them for expenses incurred in attending to the Inclosure Commission.

[no title]  BML 6/5/5  1888

Contents:
Statement
To the Inclosure Commission by Peter Mathews relating to Deadmansey Wood, Whipsnade, referring to a freeway or freeboard between the Parishes of Whipsnade and Houghton Regis which was used to cart fagots and timber. February 1888.

[no title]  BML 6/5/6  n.d

Contents:
Extract: from Eaton Bray Inclosure Award for digging of chalk from agricultural property.

TENANCY AGREEMENTS & FARM PARTICULARS ETC.  BML 6/6  [n.d.]

Agreements  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 6/6/1  1899-1909

Contents:
Tenancy Agreements
(i) Agreements: list of tenants of farms and allotments indicating name of tenant, date of tenancy, notices to quit, allotment number and rent charge. 1899-1905
(ii) Agreement: for the Eaton Bray Tenancy (cottage and meadowland) by William Tearle (tenant). 1899
(iii) Agreement: for tenancy of Chaul End Farm, in Parish of Caddington, Hamlet of Limbury by Stephen Sapwell and Ephraim Scrivenor, with details of repairs carried out by them on behalf of A. Macnamara on the property. 1890
(iv) Agreement: for tenancy of land in the Parish of Eaton Bray by Thomas Gadsden. 1890
(v) Agreement: for tenancy of Lower Farm, in the Parish of Caddington and Flamstead by John Goodwin. 1893
(vi) Agreement: for tenancy of Brick Kiln Farm, in the Parish of Whipsnade by James Stanghon. 1894
(vii) Agreement: for tenancy of Woodside Farm in the Parish of Caddington by James Craig. 1896
(viii) Agreement: for tenancy of land that is part of Moor End Farm, in the Parish of Eaton Bray by William Bates. 1897
(ix) Agreement: for tenancy of Downsland and Pasture Land in the Parish of Caddington by Richard Andrews. 1898
(x) Agreement: for tenancy of Great Green Farm in the Parish of Eaton Bray by Fred Bird. 1899
(xi) Agreement: heads of agreement for tenancy of field at Eaton Bray, (late in the occupation of Caroline Howlett) between A. Macnamara Esq. of Billington Manor (the landlord) and William Kempson (the tenant). 1899
(xi)Agreement: for rent of the arable field (lately occupied by Mr John Barrow) in the Parish of Whipsnade by Vincent Phillips. 1899
(xiii) Agreement: for rent of 10 acres of land (lately occupied by John Marlow) in the Parish of Caddington by Joshua Dickinson (publican). 1899
(xiv) Agreement: for tenancy of grass field known as Blackpits at Slip End, in the Parish of Caddington by James Evans. 1900
(xv) Agreement: for tenancy of The Rye Farm in the Parish of Eaton Bray by Frederick Hedges. 20th September 1901. 1901
(xvi) Agreement: for tenancy of farm land only, at Grove Farm in the Parish of Caddington by Richard Dudley of Woodside Farm. 1901
(xvii) Agreement: for tenancy of Woodside Farm in the Parish of Caddington by Richard Dudley. 1901
(xviii) Agreement: for tenancy of Eaton Bray Lodge and premises in the Parish of Eaton Bray by Mr. Caleb Bird (Egg Merchant) with corespondence regarding the incoming tenant (Mr. William P. Jones of Holloway) with an inventory of the property. 1901
(xix) Agreement: for tenancy of pasture land being a portion of the Home Meadow of the Manor Farm at Markyate Street, by Henry Puddephatt. 1901
(xx) Agreement: for tenancy of house, buildings, and orchard garden in the Parish of Eaton Bray the occupancy of James Saunders. 1902
(xxi) Agreement: for tenancy of part of Chalk Farm in the Parish of Caddington by Obed Thorne. 1902
(xxii) Agreement: for tenancy of house, premises and orchard at Eaton Bray by Mr. Alfred Tearle (shoemaker). 1902
(xxiii) Agreement: for tenancy of Close of Pasture Land situated at Eaton Bray (lately occupied by Richard Thorn) by Alfred Tearle. 1902
(xxiv) Agreement: for rent of two meadows at Markyate and arable land at Flamstead by Herbert Rolt. 1902
(xxv) Agreement: to rent a garden at.The Crossways, Moor End in the Parish of Eaton Bray by David Andrews. 1902
(xxvi) Agreement: for tenancy of Grass Close, situate at Bowen Lane, Eaton Bray (lately in the occupation of David Andrews) by William Rollings. (2 copies) 1902
(xxvii) Agreement: for tenancy of two middle cottage at Frog Corner by Mrs. Sarah Gurney. 1904
(xxiix) Agreement: for the tenancy of Dell Farm, Whipsnade by Messrs. James Hain and James Purton Turvey (partners). 1904
(xxix) Agreement: for the tenancy of field known as Redhill situate in the Parish of Studham by Mr. Jeffery Phillips. 1904
(xxx) Agreement: for the tenancy of 7acres of arable land (lately occupied by William Jackson Senior) by Harry Varney. 1904
(xxxi) Agreement: for tenancy of two enclosures of Pasture Land situate in the Parish of Eaton Bray, by Harry Varney. 1904
(xxxii) Agreement: for tenancy of an enclosure of orchard land (situate opposite the schools, lately in the occupation William Jackson Senior) at Eaton Bray by Thomas Gadsden. 1904
(xxxiii) Agreement: for tenancy of farm house with lands and orchards buildings and premises situate at Eaton Bray by William Jackson (senior). 1904
(xxxiv) Agreement: for tenancy of Eaton Bray Lodge and Shoot by William Pearce Jones. 1904
(xxxv) Agreement: for tenancy of arable land situate near Old Hill Wood in the Parish of Whipsnade by James Purdon Turvey. 1905
(xxxvi) Agreement: for tenancy of Dell Farm in the Parish of Whipsnade by James Hain and James Purton Turvey. 1905
(xxxvii) Agreement: for tenancy of Allotment No. 64 at Eaton Bray by Henry Howe. 1905
(xxxviii) Agreement: for tenancy of Allotment No. 65 at Eaton Bray by Henry Howe. 1905
(xxxxix) Agreement: for tenancy of Allotment No. 66 at Eaton Bray by Henry Howe. 1905
(xl) Agreement: counterpart agreement for letting of house and premises situate at Whipsnade (formerly let with shooting) by F. T. Perry. 1905
(xli) Agreement: for letting of house and premises situate at Whipsnade (formerly let with shooting) by F.T. Perry. 1905
(xlii) Agreement: for tenancy of arable land abutting the road to DooLittle Mill in the Parish of Eaton Bray by William Rollings. 1906
(xliii) Agreement: for tenancy of arable and downland being part of Chaul End Farm by William Perry Hitchcock. 1906
(xliv) Agreement: for tenancy of house, buildings, garden, orchard and pasture land in the Parish of Eaton Bray by Thomas Howe. 1906
(xlv) Agreement: for tenancy of house, orchard, garden and land situate at Moor End, Eaton Bray by William Rollings. 1906
(xlvi) Agreement: for tenancy of three enclosures of pasture and arable land situate in the Parish of Eaton Bray (lately in the occupation of Harvy Varney) by Edward Smith and Horace Smith. 1906
(xlvii) Agreement: for tenancy of garden at Moor End, Eaton Bray by Marsden Raynes (lately occupied by William Clarke). 1907
(xlviii) Agreement: for tenancy of allotments of arable land situate at Flamstead (lately in the occupation of Mr. Herbert Rolt) by George Deamer. 1907
(xlvix) Agreement: for tenancy of arable and grass land situate in the Parish of Studham by James Hain and James Purton Turvey. 1909
(L) Correspondence: from various tenants concerning notices to quit, repairs etc. 1898-1906

[no title]  BML 6/6/2  1890-1905

Contents:
Agreement for tenancy of allotment
(i) Agreement: for tenancy of allotment No. 40 at Eaton Bray by Thomas Gadsden (transferred to John Archer). 1890
(ii)Agreement: for tenancy of allotment No. 57 at Eaton Bray by Enoch Pursell, (transferred to Henry Howe). 1890
(iii) Agreement: for tenancy of allotment No. 58 at Eaton Bray by George Turner, (transferred to Henry Howe) 1890
(iv)Agreement: for tenancy of allotment No.60 at Eaton Bray by David Ellingham and his representatives, 9th. June 1890, (transferred to Frederick Ford on 1st. April 1893 and to Alfred Searle on 26th. March 1909). 1890
(v) Agreement: for tenancy of allotment No. 43 at Eaton Bray by Thomas Rowland, 10th. June 1890, (transferred to Jeffery Archer on 10th. December 1909. 1890
(vi)Agreement: for tencancy of allotment No. 42 at Eaton Bray by David Fountain 10th. June 1890, (transferred to David Smith 1894 and to Jeffery Archer 1909). 1890
(vii) Agreement: for tenancy of allotment No. 56 at Eaton Bray by Frederick Purcell 10th. June 1890, (transferred to Henry Howe 1910). 1890
(viii) Agreement: for tenancy of allotment No. 41 at Eaton Bray by Thos. Gadsden 21st May 1894, (transferred to John Archer). 1894
(ix)Agreement: for tenancy of allotment No. 55 at Eaton Bray by Alfred Jackson 2nd April 1895, (transferred to Nathaniel Searle 1903). 1895
(x) Agreement: for tenancy of allotment No. 46 at Eaton Bray by Henry Howe. 1905

Particulars  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 6/6/3  1881-1893

Contents:
Particulars of farms and sundry occupations indicating details of tenant occupation, property description, tithe map reference, ordnance map reference number, crop classification i.e. (arable, grass or pasture), acerage and tithe rent charge etc.
(i) Particulars: of The Hill Farm, Whipsnade, let to Mr. William George. 1881
(ii) Particulars: of Whipsnade Hill Farm, Whipsnade, let to Mr. George. 1881
(iii) Particulars: of Valence End Farm, Eaton Bray, occupied by Mr. Thomas Pratt. 1881
(iv) Particulars: of Mr. Robert Varneys land occupation at Eaton Bray. 1881
(v) Particulars: of Mr. Joseph James Occupation at Eaton Bray. 1881
(vi) Particulars: of William Bird and Philip Birds occupation at Eaton Bray. 1881
(vii) Particulars: of Great Green Farm, Eaton Bray, let to Mr. James Roberts. 1881
(viii) Particulars: of Park Farm, Eaton Bray, occupied by Mr. Gaius Batchelor. 1882
(ix) Particulars: of Chaul End Farm (called Limbury in Luton), occupied by Mr. Cripps. (Let to Messrs. Sapsworth and Scrivener). 1882
(x) Particulars:of Woodside Farm, Caddington, occupied by Mr. John Clarke. 1882
(xi) Particulars: of Brick Field and land at Slip End, Caddington, let to Mr. William Deacon. 1882
(xii) Particulars: of land at Totternhoe, occupied by Mr. James Downs. 1882
(xiii) Particulars: of Rye Farm, Eaton Bray, occupied by Mr. John Garton. 1882
(xiv) Particulars: of Grove Farm, Caddington, (near Slip End) let to Mr Gatward. 1882
(xv) Particulars: of the Hill Farm, Whipsnade, occupied by Mr. William George. 1882
(xvi) Particulars: of Dell Farm, Whipsnade, occupied by Mr. William Gladman. 1882
(xvii) Particulars: of David Birds occupation at Eaton Bray. 1882
(xviii) Particulars: of Chaul End Farm, Caddington, occupied by Mr. William Houghton. 1882
(xix) Particulars: of Shortgrove Farm, Whipsnade and Totternhoe, occupied by Mr. F Jolly. 1882
(xx) Particulars: of Humbershoe Farm, Humbershoe, let to Mr. George Mooring. 1882
(xxi) Particulars: of land in Flamstead, let to Mr. F.W. Partridge. 1882
(xxii) Particulars: of Valence End Farm, Eaton Bray, occupied by Mr. Thos. Pratt. 1882
(xxiii) Particulars: of Zouches Farm, Caddington, let to Mr. Moses Pratt. 1882
(xxiv) Particulars: of land at Caddington, occupied by Mr. Thomas Simons. 1882
(xxv) Particulars: of land at Caddington, occupied by Mr. Edward Samm. 1882
(xxvi) Particulars: of Yew Tree and Icknield Farms, Eaton Bray, occupied by Mr. George Shaw. 1882
(xxvii) Particulars: of Chaul End Farm, Caddington, occupied by Mr. D. Bradshaw. 1882
(xxviii) Particulars: of Caddington Hall, Caddington, occupied by Admiral Pechell. 1882
(xxix) Particulars: of Bottom (or Lower) Farm, Markyate Street in the Parishes of Caddington and Flamstead, let to John Goodwin. 1883
(xxx) Particulars: of Billington Manor House and Grounds, Billington, occupied by Arthur Macnamara Esq. and his cottage tenant. 1884
(xxxi) Particulars: of Billington Manor Farm, Billington, let to Mr. William Simmonds. 1884
(xxxii) Particulars: of land at Billington, let to Mr. John Olney. 1884
(xxxiii) Particulars: of building and yard at Billington, occupied by Messrs. Claridge, Garrett and Olney. 1884
(xxxiv) Particulars: of White Horse Inn and premises, Eaton Bray. 1884
(xxxv) Particulars: of Whipsnade Hill Farm. 1885
(xxxvi) Particulars: of land at Eaton Bray, occupied by Jeffery Sharrat. 1885
(xxxvii) Particulars: part of Short Grove Manor Farm, Studham, (unoccupied). 1885
xxxviii) Particulars: of land at Eaton Bray, occupied by James Bunker. 1885
(xxxix) Particulars: of Valence End Farm, Eaton Bray, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Pratt. 1885
(xl) Particulars: of land in Studham, (in hand and cultivated). 1885
(xli) Particulars: of Pye Green Farm, Eaton Bray, occupied by William Jackson. 1885
(xlii) Particulars: of the Grove Farm, Caddington, occupied by Mr. & Mrs. Rance. 1886
(xliii)Particulars: of Caddington Hall Woodlands, Caddington. 1886
(xliv) Particulars: of the division of Valence End Farm, Eaton Bray. 1885
(xlv) Particulars: of Deadmansey and Brick Fields etc. at Short Grove Farm, Whipsnade, let to Mr. Thos. Potts. 1886
(xlvi) Particulars: of Short Grove Farm in the Parishes of Totternhoe and Whipsnade, let to Mr. T.C. Kitchener. 1887
(xlvii) Particulars: of land at Caddington, let to Mr. F. Barnard and Thos. Simmon. 1887
(xlviii) Particulars: of Short Grove Manor Farm, Studham, occupied by Joshua Whitman, Jacob White and Edward Taylor. 1887
(xlix) Particulars: of Whipsnade Woodland, belonging to A. Macnamara Esq. 1887
(l) Particulars: of Eaton Bray Lodge Estate, Eaton Bray occupied by (tenants Gaius Batchelor, Thos. George, William Bird, David Andrews, Henry Lane and others). 1888
(li)Particulars: of land at Markyate Street occupied by Henry Neal. 1888
(lii) Particulars: of Moor End Farm, Eaton Bray occupied by Harold Buckmaster (tenant). 1888
(liii) Particulars: shoots at Whipsnade, Studham and Deadmansey belonging to Arthur Macnamara Esq. 1889
(liv) Particulars: of alterations in occupations at Eaton Bray, Whipsnade and Studham. 1889
(lv)Particulars: of Chaul End Farm, Caddington (late occupant D Bradshaw). 1889
(lvi) Particulars: of Orchard Farm or The Church Farm, Eaton Bray. 1889
(lvii) Particulars: of the Comp Farm, Eaton Bray let to Mr. Philip Bird. 1889
(lviii) Particulars: of Moor End Farm, Eaton Bray let to Mr. William Bird. 1889
(lix) Particulars: of Park Lane Farm, Eaton Bray let to Mr. Alfred Jackson. 1889
(lx)Particulars: of Yew Tree Farm, Eaton Bray let to Mr. Jeffery Sharratt. 1889
(lxi) Particulars: of Valence End Farm, Icknield Way Farm and part of Yew Tree Farm, Eaton Bray (proposed to be let as one holding). 1890
(lxii) Particulars: of the division of The Rye and Old Leys Farms, Eaton Bray occupied by William Noah and Charles Wood. 1890
(lxiii) Particulars: of Zouches Farm, Caddington occupied by Moses Pratt. 1890
(lxiv) Particulars: of Short Grove Brick Yard Farm, Whipsnade let to Mr. James Lee. 1890
(lxv) Particulars: of land at Eaton Bray (lately occupied by Jeffery Sharratt) let to Joseph James. 1890
(lxvi) Particulars: of land at Humbershoe, Markyate late in the occupation of Henry Neale. 1890
(lxvii) Particulars: of part of Icknield Way Farm, Eaton Bray let to Christopher Brigginshaw. 1890
(lxviii) Particulars: of part of Icknield Way Farm, Eaton Bray let to Edmund Reeve. Michaelmas.1890
(lxix) Particulars: of Valence End Farm. 1890-93
(lxx) Particulars: of division of Downs in Eaton Bray. 1893
(lxxi) Particulars: of land at Caddington occupied by Robert White. n.d.

Field Tracings and Maps of Farms  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 6/6/4  1849-1906

Contents:
Field tracings and maps of farms detailing tithe map References, ordnance references, drainage schemes, field sizes, glebe land, chalk pits and some crop details and tenant occupation information.
(i) Field Tracing: of Valence End Farm, Eaton Bray, traced from Tithe Map 1849.
(ii)Field Tracing: of Icknield Way Farm, Eaton Bray, traced from Tithe Map 1849.
(iii) Field Tracing: of Caddington Hall, Caddington indicating proposed drainage work. 1883
(iv)Field Tracing: of Caddington Hall, Caddington indicating proposed drainage work. 1883
(v) Map: of Park Farm, Eaton Bray. 1883
(vi)Map: of Rye Farm, Eaton Bray. 1883
(vii) Field Tracing: of Rye Farm, Eaton Bray indicating drainage scheme. 1885
(viii)Map: of part of Shortgrove Manor Farm, Studham. 1886
(ix)Field Tracing: of part of Zouches Farm, Caddington,indicating site of proposed Lime Works. 1886
(x) Field Tracing: of Moor End Farm, Eaton Bray traced from Ordnance Survey October 1888 and includes particulars of Mr. Harold Buckmaster's occupation. 1888
(xi)Map: of the Eaton Bray Estate property of Arthur Macnamara. 1888
(xii) Map: of part of Shortgrove Farm, Studham. 1888
(xiii) Field Tracing: from ordnance survey and tithe map (part of Flamstead) indicating open fields. 1888
(xiv) Map: of Shortgrove Manor Farm, Studham. 1890
(xv)Map: of Chaul End and Chalk Farms, Caddington. n.d.
(xvi) Map: of Chalk Farm, Caddington. n.d.
(xvii) Field Tracing: at Moor End Mill part of Eaton Bray and Edlesborough. n.d.
(xviii) Field Tracing: of Dell Farm, Whipsnade traced from tithe map. n.d.
(xix) Field Tracing: of Yew Tree Farm, Eaton Bray occupied by Jeffery Sharrat. n.d.
(xx)Map: of Billington Manor House and Farm indicating site of proposed new homestead and allotment gardens. n.d.
(xxi) Map: of Valence End Farm, Eaton Bray indicating the Plough Inn. n.d.
(xxii) Field Tracing: of The Hill Farm, Whipsnade traced from the tithe map. n.d.
xiii) Field Tracing: of Dell Farm and Hill arm, Whipsnade indicating farms and chalk pits. n.d.
xiv) Map: of Ley Farm and Great Green Farm. Eaton Bray. n.d.
(xxv) Field Tracing: of Caddington Hall, Caddington. n.d.
xvi) Map: of Caddington Hall, Caddington indicating Grove Farm. n.d.

[no title]  BML 6/6/5  1906

Contents:
Plan: of proposed drainage scheme at Eaton Bray Lodge, Eaton Bray in the occupation of Mr. George Brown.

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION  BML 6/7  1878-1913

[no title]  BML 6/7/1  1878-1913

Contents:
Eastate Administration
(i) Correspondence: bundle of correspondence between Mr. Paxton and Mr. Macnamara dealing with matters relating to the estates, including tenancy, property purchases, repairs, etc., included are particulars of Caddington Grove Farm with field tracing and correspondence, a receipt for Totternhoe School Rate and particulars of farms and land at Caddington and Flamstead with correspondence. 1878-88
(ii)Statement: of arrears of rent due from Mr. Henry Neale occupier of land in the Hamlet of Humbershoe to Mr. Macnamara, with a details of action taken by Mr. George of Eaton Bray Lodge to recover the arrears and correspondence from Mr. Neale. 1886-90
(iii)Receipts: relating to the settlement of loans (made in 1886 and 1893) to Mr. John Hedges of £300.00 and £200.00 respectively and repaid, to Mr. John Macnamara. 1886-93
(iv)Settlement: with Messrs. Shaw and Garton on quitting of tenancies at Valence End, Yew Tree, Icknield Way, Ley and Rye Farms, including inventory, valuations, umpires award and correspondence. 1889-90
(v) Correspondence: from the incoming tenant (Mr. Frederick Hildebrand) relating to Halfway House in the Parish of Caddington including inventory of landlords fixtures and receipts for materials for redecoration and repairs to a Well undertaken by the outgoing tenant Mr. Searle. 1890
(vi)Award: of valuer (Frederick Dean Holiday) between Arthur Macnamara and William Arthur Clarke for dilapidations and breaches of covenant in respect of Home Farm, Billington. 1903
(vii) Authorisation: by Elisabeth Day to Arthur Merry to auction the live and dead farming stock, and other effects including grass keeping etc. on Thorne Farm, Tebworth, together with four cottages near The School. 1907
(viii) Agreement: blank tenancy agreement for rent of cottage or dwelling premises. n.d.

[no title]  BML 6/7/2  1889-91

Contents:
Farm Labour Account
Of the Billington Estate detailing workmans name, days worked, wages per day including payments for piece work, work done i.e. harvesting, hedging, cutting osiers, thatching, twitch picking, gardening and work on various crops. The account also refers to the farms worked and to work for the parish.

[no title]  BML 6/7/3  1899-1901

Contents:
Surveyors Notebook
Detailing estate property maintenance, building defects and estimate notes for repairs to property on A. Macnamara's Eaton Bray Estate.

[no title]  BML 6/7/4  1907

Contents:
Insurance Policy
For employers liability with the " Royal Insurance Company Ltd. ", giving details of craftsmen employed and estimated annual wages for each employment. July 1907.

[no title]  BML 6/7/5  1911-13

Contents:
Correspondence
Relating to the Markyate Cell Estate, Dunstable on its transfer to Mr. W. M. Macleod as the new owner in 1911.
The bundle contents deal with matters relating to the tenancies of Markyate Cell and Mill Field Farms under the tenancy of H.E. Simmons.
Reference is made to Caddington Copyholds, exchange of land between the eclesiastical commissioners, Manorial Rights, Rights of Way at Mill Field Farm, valuations at the end of Simmons' tenancy, and repairs to property in readiness for the new tenant Mrs. Lee in 1913.

PRIVATE PAPERS OF THE LATE A. MACNAMA  BML 6/8  1880-1928

[no title]  BML 6/8/1  1880-81

Contents:
Account: for valuing of the several properties exchanged between The Pedley Trust and A. Macnamara. 1880-1881.

[no title]  BML 6/8/2  1881-87

Contents:
Statement: of payments to Messrs. Coutts and Co. (bankers) as per Mr. Paxton's accounts presented to Mr. Macnamara for expenses incurred in the management of the estate.

[no title]  BML 6/8/3  1881-89

Contents:
Receipts: bundle of receipts for payments by A. Macnamara to Mr. Paxton (during his agency) and others.

[no title]  BML 6/8/4  1885-87

Contents:
Statement: of installments and interest on Miss Bean's, Miss Kennedy's and Mrs. Coffin's loans.

[no title]  BML 6/8/5  1887-96

Contents:
Statement: of rent account for Pedley Trust of payments made by Mr. Scargill. 1887-1896

[no title]  BML 6/8/6  1889

Contents:
Statement: of insurance premium and loan interest payments on account of A. Macnamara. July 1889.

[no title]  BML 6/8/7  1892-1903

Contents:
Receipts: bundle of insurance premium receipts.

[no title]  BML 6/8/8  1892

Contents:
Statement: of interest and capital payments on loan by John Macnamara Esq. as trustee for Arthur Macnamara. 1892.

[no title]  BML 6/8/9  1892

Contents:
Correspondence: discussing advantages between The Legal and General and The Prudential Insurance Companies proposals connected with the sale of a reversionery interest of marriage settlement funds of A. Macnamara.

[no title]  BML 6/8/10  1895

Contents:
Statement: of interest and rent received and payments made on account of A. Macnamara.

[no title]  BML 6/8/11  1895

Contents:
Statement: of interest on loan to A. Macnamara.

[no title]  BML 6/8/12  1896-97

Contents:
Statement: of interest and capaital payments to Legal and General Insurance Company.

[no title]  BML 6/8/13  1897

Contents:
Agreement: (cancelled draft) between A. Macnamara and Richard Pennington relating to an application to the Board of Agriculture to sanction certain property improvements. 1897.

[no title]  BML 6/8/14  1897

Contents:
Agreement: memorandum of agreement between the estate trustees ( of the Legal and General Life Insurance Society) and A. Macnamara relating to settled and other estates in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire determining the conditions of sale of estate property under various mortgage deeds dated 1889,1890 and 1891.

[no title]  BML 6/8/15  1897

Contents:
Solicitors Report: to the Legal and General Life Assurance Society prepared by Pennington and Son, (solicitors) analysing the financial situation relating to Arthur Macnamara's loans secured against estates and life assurance policies including recomendations to ensure repayment of the loan.

[no title]  BML 6/8/16  1897

Contents:
Solicitors Report: comparing the contents of a memorandum prepared by Mr. Lawrence and presenting an altenative solution to the finances of Mr. A Macnamara. December 1897.

[no title]  BML 6/8/17  1897

Contents:
Correspondence: from Mr. Macnamara's solicitor, (Mr. Pennington), discussing the financial situation, advantages and disadvantages of Mr. Macnamara's creditors pressing for his bankruptcy.

[no title]  BML 6/8/18  1899

Contents:
Correspondence: from Mr. Pennington (solicitor) informing Mr. A. Macnamara of the situation relating to land taxes and requesting investment instructions for the proceeds from the sale of the Eaton Bray Estate. March 1899.

[no title]  BML 6/8/19  1899

Contents:
Commons Act: (2 copies) of The Commmons Act,1899 (Luton Rural District in The County of Bedford).

[no title]  BML 6/8/20  1903

Contents:
Billhead: for repairs and conversion of a flour loft into three bedrooms at City Farm, Whipsnade, from Westlake & Co. (coal and firewood merchants) Edward Street, Dunstable. July 1903.

[no title]  BML 6/8/21  1905

Contents:
Correspondence: from Mr. Pennington (solicitor) informing Mr. A. Macnamara of the situation relating to cheques and rent received and discussing confirmation of banking instructions previously given. January 1905.

[no title]  BML 6/8/22  1905

Contents:
Billheads: for plumbing repairs at Billington Manor, Eaton Bray Lodge and Comp Farm by Inns Brothers (registered plumbers) of Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard. September 1905.

[no title]  BML 6/8/23  1928

Contents:
Application: by trustee of the property of the Bankrupt (Arthur Macnamara, deceased) to the County Court of Bedfordshire to be released from bankruptcy No. 16, of 1906.

PARISH RECORDS  BML 6/9  1888-1890

Contents:
Parish records for the Parish of Billington relating to A. Macnamara's responsibility as Surveyor of The Highways of the parish.

[no title]  BML 6/9/1  1888-1890

Contents:
Billheads and Statements
(i) Billheads: including G.F. Green, High Street, Leighton Buzzard,(furnisher and general ironmonger) for ball of string for the parish line and R. Purrett, Grovebury Brick Yard (brick and tile manufacturer) Leighton Buzzard, for gravel. 1888
(ii)Billheads: including Leighton Buzzard Gas and Coke Company for clinker and Henry Jackson (printer and bookbinder) at the " Observer " Office, Leighton Buzzard, for printing and stationery. 1889
(iii) Statement: of income and expenses for the recreation ground Billington. 1889
(iv)Billheads: Samuel Cooper (general ironmonger) Market Square, Leighton Buzzard, for ironmongery including a steel shovel and The Midland Quarry Co.,Nuneaton for broken granite. 1890
(v) Statement: of account for receipts and expenditure for the Highway Parish of Billington presented by A. Macnamara surveyor for year ended March 1890. 1890

ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP INDEXES  BML 6/10  [n.d.]

Contents:
1879-1880

[no title]  BML 6/10/1  1879

Contents:
Index: ordnance survey map index for the Parish of Flamstead.

[no title]  BML 6/10/2  1880

Contents:
Index: ordnance survey map index for the Parish of Caddington.

[no title]  BML 6/10/3  1880

Contents:
Index: ordnance survey map index for the Parish (part of) Caddington.

[no title]  BML 6/10/4  1880

Contents:
Index: ordnance survey map index for the Parish of Billington.

[no title]  BML 6/10/5  1880

Contents:
Index: ordnance survey map index for the Parish of Totternhoe.

PEDLEY TRUSTEE ESTATES  BML 6/11  1866-1916

[no title]  BML 6/11/1  1866-1915

Contents:
These are documents and papers relating to Exchanges between A. Macnamara and the Pedley Trustees in 1881.
(i) Conveyance: extract from conveyance by The Trustees of John Rollings and another to Arthur Macnamara referring to land in the Parish of Eaton Bray near the Market Place. 8th February 1866.
(ii)Map: of land at Eaton Bray Lodge and the Market Place in Eaton Bray. n.d
(iii) Map: copy of a plan of conveyance by Messrs. Austin and others to A. Macnamara which includes the Church Yard and lands adjacent to Caddington Green. 21st December 1872.
(iv)Conveyance: extract of conveyance between Joseph Cooper, John Turvey and Mr. Paxton Southam Reading referring to right of common pasture for two cows on Whipsnade Green. 1873
(v) Map: of the Exchange of lands in Caddington, Eaton Bray and Whipsnade in Bedfordshire and Caddington and Flamstead in (Hertfordshire). n.d.
(vi)Map: copy of a plan on conveyance by Mr. John Gillham to A. Macnamara 26th December 1878. 1878
(vii) Correspondence: from Mr. Pennington (solicitor) to Mr. Paxton referring to a report concerning the Macnamara Exchange of land and outlining discrepancies. 30th April 1881.
(viii) Report: on the value of buildings and fixtures (the property of Messrs. Charles and John Hedges at Moor End and Park Farms, Eaton Bray. 15th November 1881.
(ix)Report: (copy) containing remarks and explanations referring to rights of way and possible abandonment of certain roads of land owned by A. Macnamara. connected with the Flamstead Exchange. n.d.
(x) Conveyance: extract of conveyance referring to lands of A. Macnamara in the Parishes of Eaton Bray, Caddington and Whipsnade affected by the proposed land exchange. n.d.

[no title]  BML 6/11/2  1915

Contents:
Conveyance, statements and correspondence
(i) Conveyance: of a small piece of ground situate at Billington between Mrs. Catherine Squires and Mr. Ezra Gill Ashwell. 3rd July 1877.
(ii) Statement: of account for solicitors conveyancing expenses to Mr. Ezra Gill Ashwell from Mr. Henry Pettit. 1877.
(iii) Statement: of account for surveyors plans for Mr. Ezra Gill Ashwell from George Garside. 1877.
(iv)Correspondence: relating to land tax redemption on some of Mr. a Macnamara's Billington property from the Land Tax Redemption Office, London. 1882-85
(v) Correspondence: acknowledging receipt of payments for the purchase of property at Billington including the payment of stamp duty. 1877.
(vi)Correspondence: giving notice to quit to the tenant of Yew Tree Cottage, Whipsnade by the agent to The Comte Rotalier & Others. 15th July 1915.

[no title]  BML 6/11/3  1880-81

Contents:
Correspondence
From Cookson, Wainwright & Pennington (solicitors) to Mr. A. Macnamara discussing matters connected with the Enclosure Acts and the Macnamara land exchange.

[no title]  BML 6/11/4  1881

Contents:
Schedule
Of the proposed Exchange of Arthur Macnamara Esq. and The Trustees of the late John Pedley Esq. of freehold and leasehold properties in Flamstead and Caddington in Hertfordshire and Eaton Bray, Whipsnade and Caddington in Bedfordshire.
The schedule includes information on the property name, type of construction, general condition, location (including ordnance reference), tenant, acerage, quality of land, tithe rent charges, rights of way etc.
The schedule includes valuations (prepared by Mr. William Paxton - independant surveyor and valuer) for the properties of each party to the exchange. 20th April 1881.

[no title]  BML 6/11/5  1881

Contents:
Schedule
Of the proposed Exchange of Arthur Macnamara Esq. and the Trustees of the late John Pedley Esq. detailing the freehold and leasehold properties in Caddington, Eaton Bray, Flamstead and Whipsnade.
The schedule includes tithe map reference numbers and variations to the original schedule (BML 6/11/4) and is certified as a fair copy by William Paxton (land agent and valuer). 20th April 1881.

[no title]  BML 6/11/6  1883-84

Contents:
Ordnance Survey Map
Indicating the Pedley Estate at Markyate and surrounding area.

[no title]  BML 6/11/7  1889

Contents:
Schedule
Of the Pedley Trust Estate compiled from the ordnance survey 1889 for the parishes of Eaton Bray, Whipsnade, Studham, Flamstead, Caddington and Kensworth detailing acreage and ordnance sheet reference numbers in each parish. March 1889 .

[no title]  BML 6/11/8  1890

Contents:
Ordnance Survey Map
Indicating estates at Billington and Eaton Bray. 1890.

[no title]  BML 6/11/9  1912

Contents:
Sale Particulars
Including map, sale sheet and conditions of sale of portions of the Beechwood Estate, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire (Caddington Parish), by instructions of Sir Edgar Sebright. Auction by Farebrother, Ellis and Co. at the Peahen Hotel, St. Albans, Herts. 24th July 1912

[no title]  BML 6/11/10  1915

Contents:
Sale Book
Including, photographs and conditions of sale for the Pedley Settled Estates, Bedfordshire (first portion) in the Parish of Eaton Bray, comprising of 35 lots including dairy and mixed farms, small holdings, hunting box, corn mill, cottages and accomodation lands. Auction by Joseph Stower in conjunction with Arthur W. Merry at the Swan Hotel, Leighton Buzzard 26th October 1915.
The 35 lots include lot 3 Comp Farm, lot 4 Eaton Bray Smithy, lot 16 Church Lane Cottages, lot 20 Moor End Farm, lot 26 Moor End Mill, Mill House and Corn Mill.
The details for lot 11 (Park Farm) include The Lordship of the Manor or reputed Manor of Eaton Bray with such rights, royalties and privileges as belong thereto.
The photographs included in the sale book are of lot 5 (a freehold smallholding, Eaton Bray) lot 9 Rye Farm, lot 10 Old Ley Farm, lot 11 Park Farm, lot 12 Eaton Bray Lodge, lot 13 Church Farm, lot 21 Yew Tree Farm, lot 25 a picturesque two story cottage at Moor End and lot 28 the Abbey House at Edlesborough Road.
Reference is made to the marriage settlement of Arthur Macnamara and Lady Sophia Macnamara dated 1854 and to the settlement contained in the will of John Pedley who died in 1838 in the conditions of sale section 6.

[no title]  BML 6/11/11  1915


Related information: Further details are included in BML 6/11/10.

Contents:
Sale Particulars: including map indicating location of 35 lots of property and 9 photographs of properties of the Pedley Settled Estates (first portion) in the Parish of Eaton Bray. Auction by Joseph Stower in conjunction with Arthur W. Merry at the Swan Hotel, Leighton Buzzard 26th. October 1915.

[no title]  BML 6/11/12  1915

Contents:
Sale Book
Including photographs and conditions of sale for the Pedley Settled Estates, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire (second portion) in the parishes of Eaton Bray, Whipsnade, Totternhoe, Studham, Caddington, Markyate and Flamstead in 41 lots comprising of stock and dairy farms, shooting box, cottage residences, small holdings, accomodation land, woodlands and lime works. Auction by Joseph Stower in conjunction with Arthur W. Merry at The Council Chamber, Luton, 1st November 1915.
The 41 lots include lot 2 Residence or Shooting Box, Hill Farm, part of Houchens End Farm and Manor,Whipsnade, lots 3 & 4 parts of Dell and City Farms and Sallowspring Wood, lot 5 Frog Corner Cottages, lot 6 Yew Tree Cottages, lot 7 Maple Cottage, lot 8 Golden Row Cottage, lot 14 Shortgrove Manor Farm, Landpark Wood, Allcroft Wood and the Manor of Shortgrove with part of Whipsnade Heath, lot 15 Brick Kiln Farm including Brick Earth deposits.
Lot 20 Icknield Way and Valence End Farms and part of Dunstable Downs, lot 21 Manor Fram, lot 28 part of Lower Farm, lot 34 part of Lower Woodside Farm and lot 41 Blows Down Lime Works, Whitening Works, Chalk Pits and part of Blows Down.

[no title]  BML 6/11/12  1915

Contents:
The sale book includes photographs of the following lots, lot 2 Shooting Box, lot 3 Dell Farm, lot 6 Yew Tree Cottage, lot 8 Golden Row Cottage, lot 14 Shortgrove Manor, lot 20 Valence End Farm, lot 21 Manor Farm, Markyate and lot 34 Lower Woodside Farm.
Lots 2 and 14 include The Lordships of the Manor or Reputed Manors of Whipsnade and Shortgrove respectively.
Reference is made to the marriage settlement of Arthur Macnamara and Lady Sophia Macnamara dated 1854 and to the settlement contained in the will of John Pedley, (died 1838) in the conditions of sale section 6.

[no title]  BML 6/11/13  1915


Related information: Further details are included in BML 6/11/12.

Contents:
Sale Book
Including maps (indicating location of 1 lots in the parishes of Whipsnade, Eaton Bray, Totternhoe, Studham, Flamstead and caddington) conditions of sale and 8 photographs of properties of the Pedley Settled Estates second portion).
Auction by Joseph Stower in conjunction with Arthur W. Merry at The Council Chamber, Luton, 1st November 1915.

[no title]  BML 6/11/14  n.d

Contents:
Schedules
(i) Schedule: with draft copy of the Pedley Settled estates detailing the properties with description, tenants, rents, tithe charges, land taxes and corn rents. 1915
(ii)Schedule: of tenancies and tenements detailing acereage and rental for property in the Parishes of Caddington, Eaton Bray, Flamstead, Markyate, Studham, Totternhoe and Whipsnade. 1915
(iii) Schedule: of Joseph Stower's valuation and proposed reserves of 35 lots for the auction of Pedley Settled Estates (first portion) detailing the value in fee and the proposed reserve selling price for each lot. 1915
(iv)Schedule: of insurance premiums for the Pedley Settled Estates detailing policy number, amount insured and premium due Lady Day. (n.d.)

[no title]  BML 6/11/15  n.d

Contents:
Map of The Pedley Settled Estates at Eaton Bray including land in Whipsnade, Caddington in Bedfordshire and Flamstead in Hertfordshire.

[no title]  BML 6/11/16  1915

Contents:
Map: of plan 1 (2 copies n.b. 2nd copy partially damaged) of The Pedley Settled Estates in the Parish of Eaton Bray comprising the first portion of lots for sale by Joseph Stower in conjunction with Arthur W. Merry at the Swan Hotel, Leighton Buzzard, 26th October 1915.

[no title]  BML 6/11/17  1915

Contents:
Map: plan No. 1 of The Pedley Settled Estates in the Parishes of Whipsnade, Eaton Bray, Totternhoe and Studham comprising the 2nd portion of the lots for sale by Joseph Stower in conjunction with Arthur W. Merry at the Council Chamber Luton, 1st November 1915.

[no title]  BML 6/11/18  1915

Contents:
Map: plan No. 2 of The Pedley Settled Estates on the Parishes of Caddington in Bedfordshire and Markyate and Flamstead in Hertfordshire comprising the 2nd portion of the lots for sale by Joseph Stower in conjunction with Arthur W. Merry at The Council Chamber, Luton. 1st November 1915.

[no title]  BML 6/11/19  n.d

Contents:
Notebook: surveyors (A. W. Merry's) notebook for the Pedley Estates.

[no title]  BML 6/11/20  1916

Contents:
Correspondence: from Lawrence Graham & Co. to A.W. Merry referring to the legal completion of sale of various lots in the Pedley Estates Auctions.

PRIVATE PAPERS OF LADY SOPHIA MACNAMARA  BML 7  1906-1913

Source of acquisition: Acc. 2800


Contents:
These are the private papers of Lady Sophia Macnamara which refer to the Billington Manor Estate and include statements of income, rent and outgoings, inventories of furniture and personal effects, account books for laundry and groceries, tenancy matters and agreements, insurance and correspondence etc.
Included are licences for Armorial Bearings and Male Servants etc. and taxation receipts and schedules.

[no title]  BML 7/1/1  1906-1910

Contents:
Statements and apportionments
(i) Statement: of rents received for Home Farm, cottage and lands let to C. Keevil, cottage and garden let to James Clarke, Osier Bed and land to W. Turney, cottage let to the under gardener and a large cottage let to the head gardener as tenants,indicating acreage, property and land taxes at Lady Day 1906.
(ii)Apportionment: (with draft copy) of rent and estate outgoings between the executors of the late A. Macnamara (John Macnamara and H. Pennington). Lady Day 1906.
(iii) Statement: of rents received for Billington Manor Estate at Michaelmas 1906.
(iv)Apportionment: of estate rents and outgoings including insurance, taxes and tithes between the executors of the late A. Macnamara and the trustees of the Billington Estate. February 11th 1906.
(v) Statement: of outgoings on Billington Manor Estate including tithes, rates, insurance and taxes payable June 1906.
(vi)Statement: of rents received Billington Manor Estate. Lady Day 1907.
(vii) Statement: of rents received Billington Manor Estate. Michaelmas 1907.
(viii) Statement: of rents received Billington Manor Estate. Lady Day 1908.
(ix)Statement: of rents received Billington Manor Estate. Michaelmas 1908.
(x) Statement: of rents received Billington Manor Estate. Lady Day 1909.
(xi)Statement: of rents received Billington Manor Estate. Michaelmas 1909.
(xii) Statement: of income for the Billington Manor Estate.

[no title]  BML 7/1/2  1906-1910

Contents:
(i) Statement: of rents and outgoings (rates tithes, taxes and repairs) Billington Manor Estate. February 1906.
(ii)Statement: of outgoings Billington Manor Estate. Lady Day 1906.
(iii) Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington Manor Estate. Michaelmas 1906.
(iv)Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington Manor Estate. Lady Day 1907.
(v) Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington Manor Estate. Michaelmas 1907.
(vi)Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington Manor Estate. March 1908.
(vii) Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington Manor Estate. May 1908.
(viii) Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington Manor Estate. August 1908.
(ix)Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington Manor Estate. November 1908.
(x) Statement: of sums required for tax and house duty for Billington Manor Estate. January 1909.
(xi)Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington Manor Estate. May 1909.
(xii) Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington Manor Estate. November 1909
(xiii) Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington manor Estate. November 1910
(xiv) Statement: of sums required for taxes for Billington Manor Estate. May 1910.
(xv)Statement: of sums required for outgoings for Billington Manor Estate. May 1910.
(xvi) Statement: of sums required for repairs and salary to A.W. Merry (land agent).

SUNDRY ESTATE PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 7/2/1  1905

Contents:
Inventory
Of fixtures at The Shooting Lodge Whipsnade, purchased by A. Macnamara from Emerson Bainbridge Esq. February 1905.

[no title]  BML 7/2/2  1905-1913

Contents:
Estate papers
(i) Schedule: for taxes and tax receipts for the Billington Estate. 1905-1913
(ii) Particulars: of Billington Estate the property of A. Macnamara (deceased). n.d.

[no title]  BML 7/2/3  1906

Contents:
Statement: of rent received Billington Manor estate Lady Day 1906.

[no title]  BML 7/2/4  1906

Contents:
Estimate: of repairs to fences (by F. Nicholls) at Billington Manor. May 1906.

[no title or date]  BML 7/2/5

Contents:
Billheads and Receipts
(i) Billheads and receipts: including Blagdon Shire Horse Stud at the Home Farm, Billington Leighton Buzzard and V. Woodman (plumber) Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard. 1906
(ii) Billheads and receipts: J. Spiers (furnishing and general ironmonger) Horticultural Ironworks, Leighton Buzzard. 1907
(iii) Bilheads and receipts: including Inland Revenue Licence for Male Servants, Carriages, Motors, Armorial Bearings and Dogs for Lady Sophia Macnamara's household. 1908
(iv) Billheads and receipts: including Fred Bates, Moor End Farm, Eaton Bray and Licence for Male Servants etc. 1909
(v) Billheads and receipts: including George Butcher (ironmonger and plumber) Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard and J.W. Agutter (furnisher and undertaker) Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard. 1910
(vi) Billheads and Receipts: including licence for Armorial Bearings, Carriages, Dogs and Male Servants and receipt for valuation and drain tests for Wayside Cottage, Leighton Buzzard and Leighton Buzzard Parish with notice of meeting of the Leighton Buzzard and Linslade Traders Association. 1911
(vii) Billheads and receipts: including Inns Brothers, (plumbers) Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, C. Ellingworth (carriage builder) Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, F.J. Reid (picture frame maker) High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Thomas Underwood (carpenter and timber dealer) Church Street, Leighton Buzzard and Arthur Brantom (builder, decorator and undertaker) Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard. 1912

[no title or date]  BML 7/2/6

Contents:
Correspondence
Between A.W. Merry, Penningtons (solicitors) and others relating to property of Lady Macnamara referring to repairs, insurance, tithes, rents, receipts, taxes and probate of (A. Macnamara, deceased). Included is correspondence relating to the letting of Billington Manor to Captain Gilliat (1909) and the sale of the manor to Captain Gilliat in 1910.

[no title]  BML 7/2/7  1910

Contents:
Correspondence
Referring to transfer of Billington Home Farm, from Keevil to Edwards.

[no title]  BML 7/2/8  1909

Contents:
Inventory
Of household furniture, china, glass, fittings and effects at Billington Manor, the property of Lady Sophia Macnamara. July 1909.

[no title]  BML 7/2/9  1909

Contents:
Schedule
Of items left at Billington Manor by Lady Sophia Macnamara on vacating in favour of Captain Gilliat (incoming tenant).

[no title]  BML 7/2/10  1909

Contents:
Schedule
Of articles missing and broken at Billington Manor.

[no title]  BML 7/2/11  n.d

Contents:
Schedule
With draft copy and particulars of Billington Manor.

[no title]  BML 7/2/12  n.d

Contents:
Agreement
For letting furnished, Billington Manor between Captain Gilliat (tenant) and Lady Macnamara (landlord).

[no title]  BML 7/2/13  1906-12

Contents:
Insurance
Bundle includes particulars of policies with London and Lancashire Insurance Co. on Billington Manor, Wayside Cottage and insurance arrangements for contents of Billington Manor during storage at the Aveline & Phillips Depository, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard.1906-12.

[no title]  BML 7/2/14  1910

Contents:
Correspondence
Referring to the sale of Billington Manor to Captain Gilliat and the tenancy of Wayside Cottage, Leighton Buzzard by Lady Sophia Macnamara.

[no title]  BML 7/2/15  1910

Contents:
Valuation
Of timber etc. to be sold by John Macnamara (as trustee to the Pedley Settled Trust Estate) to Captain Gilliat purchaser of Billington Manor.

[no title]  BML 7/2/16  1910

Contents:
Schedule
Of items at Billington Manor to be retained by Lady Sophia Macnamara on leaving property.

[no title]  BML 7/2/17  1910

Contents:
Statement
Of the completion on the sale of Billington Manor to Captain Gilliat from J Macnamara and another.

[no title]  BML 7/2/18  1910

Contents:
Account
Of the commission payable to Walton & Lee for Captain Gilliat's tenancy prior to purchase of Billington Manor.

[no title]  BML 7/2/19  1910

Contents:
Inventory
Of effects at Wayside Cottage, Leighton Buzzard, purchased by Lady Macnamara on taking up tenancy. 5th. October 1910.

[no title]  BML 7/2/20  1910

Contents:
Inventory
Of furniture and effects of Billington Manor.

[no title]  BML 7/2/21  1910-13

Contents:
Correspondence
Referring to the purchase of Wayside Cottage, Leighton Buzzard by the Pedley Trustee's on behalf of Lady Macnamara and arrangements for the disposal of her personal property and the cottage on her death on December 9th. 1912.

[no title]  BML 7/2/22  1911-12

Contents:
Cellar Book
Inventory of the wines, spirits and beers of Lady Macnamara.

[no title]  BML 7/2/23  1911

Contents:
Account Book
For household grocery etc. purchased by Rhoda Bristow for Lady Macnamara at Wayside Cottage, Leighton Buzzard.

[no title]  BML 7/2/24  1912

Contents:
Account Book
Of Lady Macnamara's washing account with Mrs. Perry.

[no title]  BML 7/2/25  1912

Contents:
Valuation
(with draft) for estate duty purposes of household furniture and effects of Lady Macnamara (deceased).

[no title]  BML 7/2/26  1912

Contents:
Statement
Of amounts owing at decease by Lady Macnamara, payments made on her behalf by Arthur W. Merry and his account for professional services.

[no title]  BML 7/2/27  1912

Contents:
Scale of Charges: and instructions for Golders Green Crematorium.

[no title]  BML 7/2/28  1913

Contents:
Correspondence
Referring to the auction of the various effects of Lady Sophia Macnamara (deceased) giving instructions for bids of various lots in the auction and to the sale of Wayside Cottage, Leighton Buzzard.

Sale Catalogues and agency papers - arranged by parish  BML 10  1860-1963

LUTON (including LUTON, STOPSLEY, HYDE etc)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/45/1  1865

3 copies

Contents:
Sale Book. Houses and Shops Wellington St, and Stuart St, Luton, held at George Hotel, Luton. Monday 25 September 1865, with account of sale. With Sale Particulars

[no title]  BML 10/45/2  1872

Contents:
Sale Book. Houses and Shops Tuscan Terrace, Chapel Street, and New Street, Luton, and Building Land, Slip End, Caddington. Held at George Hotel, Luton Friday 7 June 1872, with account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/45/3  1896

Contents:
(i) Sale Book of 84 and 86 Crawley Road, Luton. Auction held at George Hotel, Luton, Monday 23 March 1896, with account of sale.
(ii) Also Sale Particulars, handwritten, several accounts and receipts re-sale; letter from occupier 86 Crawley Rd regarding sewerage problems (9 March 1896).

[no title]  BML 10/45/4  1901

Contents:
(i) Inventory and Valuation of Hay, Straw, Tillage etc of Chalk Farm, Nr Luton, 26 September 1901.1901
(ii) Correspondence concerning dispute between Mr Batten of Halfway House, Luton, and Mr J Davies; a signed receipt for cart and pony; cheques paid by Mr J Davies.

[no title]  BML 10/45/5  1903

5 items

Contents:
Notes and correspondence re lease of Maiden Common Farm, Luton to Mr Poulton (Butcher) and claims concerning fixtures and standing crops, September 1903

[no title]  BML 10/45/6  1914

Contents:
Claim for compensation by H Titmuss, Stopsley, from Small Holdings Committee (Small Holdings Act 1908). Prepared assessments of loss to be sustained by Mr Walter Peacock, 2 copies - one annotated A W Merry (handwritten and typed). Valuation of loss sustained. Items of correspondence. Hearing held George Hotel, Luton, Friday 4 September 1914.

[no title]  BML 10/45/7  1915

Contents:
Sale Book, 84 and 86 Crawley Road, Luton, Nos 50/52/54/56, North Street, Luton. Auction held George Hotel, Luton, Monday 5 July 1915, with account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/45/8  1916

Contents:
(i) Sale Book, "Wooloomoloo" Marsh Road, Leagrave, and "Orano", "Otway", "Ophir", "Ormus", and "Omrah", Gardenia Avenue. Auction held George Hotel, Monday 11 October 1915 withdrawn.1915
(ii) Correspondence between Messrs. Merry, the Vendor, Miss Lucy Sophia Tomalin, Solicitors Cooke and Son, and Thomas Thorne, Estate Agent. Photographs of "Wooloomooloo" - (3 copies), "Orano" - (2 copies) and of T G Tomalin (father of Vendor) plus photograph of Vendor's property in Dover; A bid for "Wooloomooloo"; A W Merry's notebook with handwritten details of property - rent valuations, plus other sundry notes. Bills for outstanding payment against Miss Tomalin.

[no title]  BML 10/45/9  1916-1917

Contents:
(i) Documents and correspondence relating to a disputed rate assessment by Luton Co-operative Society. Appeal held 28 September 1916.
(ii) Documents and submissions of rate assessment appeal against Luton Union Assessment Committee by Sanders and Brightman, Manufacturers, of 33 Bute Street, Luton. Appeal set for 25 January 1917 - rate reduced before proceeding to Quarter Sessions. 1916

[no title]  BML 10/45/10  1917

Contents:
Luton Licensing Sessions. 7 and 12 March 1917 Correspondence concerning inspection of named Public Houses. Those for 7 March - Coopers Arms, Bute Street; Shepherd and Flock, Round Green; Duke of Cambridge, Duke Street and request to visit other local houses. Handwritten draft reports - Duke of Cambridge, with typed reports (3 copies) and renewal authority document.
Shepherd and Flock, handwritten draft report, typed copy and renewal authority document. Coopers Arms, handwritten draft report, typed copy - report also lists The Engine, The Great Northern, The George II and Bridge Hotel.
Handwritten draft reports on The Jolly Tipplers, The Engine, The Royal Oak.
For 12 March 1917 sessions - named Houses:- Royal Exchange, Slip End, Caddington; British Workmen, Aley Green; Red Lion, Woodside, and to visit other local Houses.1917
Handwritten draft reports on The Plough, Woodside; The Rising Sun, Slip End; The Chequers, Streatley, and both handwritten and typed reports on British Workmen, Aley Green; The Royal Exchange, Slip End; Red Lion, Streatley; Red Lion, Woodside. Notebook referring to all visits - two extracts, Luton News reporting sessions - 8 and 13 March. Correspondence and accounts for work. Local speculation concerning outcome of session - Luton News 8 and 15 February; Tracing of Slip End and Aley Green.1917

[no title or date]  BML 10/45/11

Contents:
(i) Lease between Mrs A L Anstee and others to G E Sheriff Esq re Lewsey Farm. 8 March 1920
(ii) Letter from B B Franklin, Surveyor to A W Merry re Lewsey Farm, Sherriff's lease. 24 December 1935
(iii) Large scale map of Lewsey Estate showing proposed new roads.n.d.

[no title]  BML 10/45/12  11 December 1935

Contents:
Copy of Agreement - 14 year lease - between Edith Jane Waller and Horace Sydney Deacon - property Black Swan Lake, Luton

[no title]  BML 10/45/13  1937

Contents:
Beds and Herts Evening Telegraph, Monday 14 June 1937. Front page article "Estate Company and Luton by-Pass".

[no title]  BML 10/45/14  20 July 1935

Contents:
Copy Leasing Agreement for Shop at 58 Park St, Luton (7 years). Letter advising sub-letting acceptable to Landlord, but not the cancelling of the lease. Tenant, Leslie Holdstock of Great Cutts Farm, East Hyde. Letter dated 13 January 1938.

[no title]  BML 10/45/15  1937-8

Contents:
Documents concerning compensation claim by Frank Chandler, tenant, New Mill End Farm, Luton for land compulsorily purchased by Borough of Luton (44 acres of Luton Hoo Estate - Meadow Land essential to Guernsey Herd).
Correspondence between Borough of Luton, F Chandler, Sir John Oakley (acting on behalf of Borough of Luton) and A W Merry, 26 February 1937 to 8 April 1938.
Agreement of Tenancy of New Mill End Farm, 15 February 1932. Map showing area for purchase by Borough of Luton. Statement of claimed compensation, 12 November 1937.

[no title]  BML 10/45/16  1938

Contents:
Selbourne Garden Estate objections to J W Green erecting Public House on site of allotments. Claims for compensation. Submission to Hearing on objectors' behalf. List of objectors, claims and awards. Opinion of Stanley Prescott on claim of F T Hedges. Map of site 60 feet to 1 inch. Correspondence 6 May 1938 to 21 July 1939. Hearing held Public Library, Williamson St, Luton, Thursday 22 September 1938.

[no title]  BML 10/45/17  1938

Contents:
Pages from Luton News Thursday 26 May 1938, containing the following reports: p.2 - Item Report B Laporte Limited, held Wednesday 25 May 1938; Luton Chamber of Commerce. p.24, Dunstable Day Book "Shaping the New Dunstable", new draining scheme; "Belisha Beacons"; "New Fire Engine"; "National Gliding Championships".

[no title]  BML 10/45/18  1939

Contents:
Map of Luton published by The Luton News, marked with "Rating of Houses, Dunstable Road, Luton, January, 1939".

[no title]  BML 10/45/19  1940

Contents:
Balance Sheet of The George Hotel-(Luton) Ltd., 31 March 1940. Trading and Profit and Loss Account for the half year ended 31 March 1940.

[no title]  BML 10/45/20  1940

Contents:
High Court of Justice, Kings Bench Division 1938 (W No 3694). Plaintiffs: Winsdon Hill Gardens, Estate Ltd, (4 Dec 1939). Defendants: Henry Richardson, Arthur John Powdrill and Frederick George Powdrill. Dispute concerning right of way between holders of allotments and Milton Road. Survey Map 20' to 1" with gradients of old path and proposed new path; Copy Map with Court Notice; Signed copy of Memorandum of Agreement, i.e. Winsdon Hill Garden Estate - between J C E Robinson and A W Merry, 16 April 1940 and 2 copies.

[no title]  BML 10/45/21  1943

Contents:
Valuation of fixtures, Tillages, Hay, Straw etc. Someries Farm, Luton, from Frank Chandler to Frank Wimbwell, 6 April 1943; Tracing (2 copies) showing acreage and crops variously 1921 to 1926 in each field of holding.

[no title]  BML 10/45/22  1950

Contents:
Luton Rural District Council Notice of passing plans, 19 September 1950, relating to erection of detached bungalow, Tebworth Road, Wingfield by W J Wrighton.

[no title]  BML 10/45/23  1952

Contents:
Two postcard notices of Auction of land at Stockwood Park and along Caddington Road between Stockwood Park and Caddington, Tuesday April 15 1952.

MARSTON MORETAINE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/46/1  1906

Contents:
Walnut Tree Farm, Marston Moretaine. Landlords - Fred Gordons Trustees. Outgoing Tenant - Mr Thos. Sanders. Dispute between the tenant and landlords.
(i) Inventory and valuation Walnut Tree Farm, R B Stafford to the Landlord. Mich 1897
(ii) Agreement between Fred Gordon Esq and Mr Thos. Sanders. 12 April 1898
(iii) Correspondence including Appointment of umpire, schedule of fixtures, schedule of Landlords claim and breaches of covenant.
(iv) Bundle of bills [including interesting bill-heads].
(v) Plan dated Jan 11 1906.
(vi) Bills of feeding stuffs etc. 11 Jan 1906
(vii) Award of the Umpire Mr A W Merry.

[no title]  BML 10/46/2  1913-14

Contents:
Little Park Farm, Marston Moretaine.
(i) Agreement for letting the Farm between Henry James Dytham, the tenant and Edw Martin Holdon, the Landlord. 20 March 1913
(ii) Correspondence re letting the Farm to Mr Geo. Chapman of Lower Green, Towersey, Bucks, 1914

[no title]  BML 10/46/3  1937

2 copies

Contents:
Little Park Farm, Marston Moretaine. Sale Catalogue - 111 acres and Farm House. Late Mr G Chapman. 28 Aug. 1937.

[no title]  BML 10/46/4  1948

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: Lower Wood End Farm, Marston Moretaine - 142acres, Farm House, Woodlands and Bungalow. Tenants: Mr F Thompson, Messrs G A and C E Rowe. Sold by direction of Mrs A M Keate. 19 June 1948

MAULDEN  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/47/1  1951

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Particulars: The Laurels, 188 Clophill Road, Maulden. 1951

MELCHBOURNE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/48/1  1931

Contents:
Plan of the outlying portions of the Melchbourne Estate. Sale by Auction, Messrs Bidwell and Sons.

[no title]  BML 10/48/2  1934

Contents:
(i) Plan of Woodleys Farm, Melchbourne, by Robinson and Hall, Chartered Surveyors, Bedford. 25 August 1934
(ii) Woodleys Farm: Landlord's claim including Specification of work to be carried out; notes re Landlord's claim - Mr J Boulnois outgoing tenant, Lady Luke, St John Settled Estates and Mr G S Pickering Landlords; particulars of claim.
(iii) Tenancy Agreement: Lady Luke of Pavenham to William Henry Jones, of Woodleys Farm, Melchbourne. 11 Oct 1934
(iv) Tenancy Agreement: St John Settled Estates Ltd to William Henry Jones, of part of Woodleys Farm, Melchbourne. 11 Oct 1934

[no title]  BML 10/48/3  1938

Contents:
Woodleys Farm: Schedule of repairs, taken 25 March 1938

[no title]  BML 10/48/4  1939

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: Woodleys Farm - livestock, implements, dead stock and household furniture. Auction for the Executors of the late Mr W H Jones. 5 Oct 1939

[no title]  BML 10/48/5  1939-40

Contents:
Woodleys Farm: Landlord's claim to the Executors of late Mr W H Jones and arbitration award.

MILLBROOK  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/49/1  1939-41

19 items

Contents:
Correspondence between Messrs Robinson and Hall, Bedford, Surveyors, and Brown and Merry re damage from "Brick Fumes" to stock on Wootton Pillinge Farm - property of Mr W Burton

[no title]  BML 10/49/2  1949

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Particulars of stock and machinery at Lye Mead Farm, Millbrook

MILTON BRYANT  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/50/1  1898-1909

Contents:
Home Farm
(i) Lease of Home Farm, Milton Bryant, to Mr Robert Sear by Henrietta Louisa Synnot (landlord). 22 Sept. 1898
(ii) Inventory of Home Farm, Michaelmas 1898
(iii) Valuation: Mr. Robert Sear to the Duke of Bedford. Incoming tenant: Mr A Skevington; Also a draft copy of valuation. Michaelmas 1909
(iv) Correspondence: William Kingston of Brown and Merry (6 letters); Charles Stonbridge, Park Farm (1 letter); Robert Sear (1 letter)
(v) Appointment of Valuer, 18 Oct 1909
(vi) Bills - Thomas Tompkins, Forage Contractor, Woburn [note: billheads]. Note of the fallow field.1909

[no title]  BML 10/50/2  1912-1914

Contents:
Manor Farm
(i) Plan of Manor Farm n.d.
(ii) Valuation household furniture etc of late Mrs Clara Roads and valuation of farming stock, 19 Apr 1912; Also a draft copy.1912
(iii) Valuation from Executors of late Mrs Clara Roads to Duke of Bedford; Incoming tenants, Messrs J D and J G Roads. Inventory and valuation as above (and copies), Michaelmas 1913
(iv) Correspondence: J G Roads and Park Farm Office at Woburn (bundle)1912-1914
(v) Church Farm, Milton Bryant - Inventory and valuation from Mr Thos. Bradshaw to Mr Roads.Mich 1891

[no title]  BML 10/50/3  19 Oct 1942

2 copies

Contents:
(i) Sale Catalogue: Manor Farm, Milton Bryant. Livestock agricultural implements, machinery, household furniture
(ii) Auctioneer's catalogue including letter from William Clark n.d.

[no title]  BML 10/50/4  21 Mar 1956

Contents:
Manor Farm, Milton Bryant. Sale Catalogue of live and dead stock

MILTON ERNEST  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/51/1  1915

Contents:
Milton Ernest Mill, the property of Mr C R Quenby
(i) Plan 1915
(ii) Farm Valuation and Arbitration forms (2 copies)1915
(iii) Agricultural Holdings Act, 1908 notice of claim 1915
(iv) Receipt 1915
(v) Note book 1915

[no title]  BML 10/51/2  1947

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Particulars for Green Farm, Milton Ernest - the Executors of the late Mr H Ross

MOGGERHANGER  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/52/1  1923

Contents:
Sale of 27 acres of freehold Pasture Land at Moggerhanger - sale book and plan

OAKLEY  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/53/1  1938

11 pp

Contents:
Schedule of Dilapidations upon Town Farm, Oakley - details all buildings and fields

[no title]  BML 10/53/2  1938

Contents:
Cropping list for Town Farm

[no title]  BML 10/53/3  n.d

Contents:
Repairing covenant for lease of Town Farm. Laxton to Burbidge.

[no title]  BML 10/53/4  n.d

Contents:
Plan Town Farm.

[no title]  BML 10/53/5  1964

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Catalogue for implements and sheep from Town Farm

ODELL  [no ref. or date]

[no title or date]  BML 10/54/1

Contents:
Grange Farm, Odell. Inventory and valuation from Mr B Howkins to Lord Luke (Landlord). Mr W J Babb incoming tenant. Michaelmas 1935

[no title]  BML 10/54/2  27 Nov 1935

Contents:
Grange Farm, Odell. Landlords claim against outgoing tenant Mr B Howkins.

[no title]  BML 10/54/3  3 Aug 1937

2 copies

Contents:
Grange Farm, Odell. Plan by Robinson and Hall, Bedford.

[no title]  BML 10/54/4  1937-8

Contents:
Grange Farm, Odell. Letter to Merry from Henry Bletsoe of Thrapston, Northants, agent for Mr W J Babb with claim against Lord Luke, Landlord. 20 Nov 1937

[no title]  BML 10/54/5  1938

Contents:
Grange Farm, Odell. Award and Arbitration, 8 Feb 1938

[no title]  BML 10/54/6  1937-8

Contents:
Grange Farm, Odell. Bundle of correspondence, 23 July 1937 - 13 Apr 1938

[no title]  BML 10/54/7  1942

Contents:
Ouse Valley Farm, Odell. Catalogue of livestock and implements. By direction of Mr H B Larby who is leaving. 6 Oct 1942

PAVENHAM  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/55/1  1921

Contents:
Sale of The Hill Farm, Pavenham and Channells End Farm, Colmworth.
(i) Particulars and conditions of sale, includes a small scale map of Pavenham.
(ii) Large map of Pavenham.

[no title]  BML 10/55/2  1939

Contents:
Tenancy agreement H Cox to A J Tandy for Hill Farm, Pavenham. Yearly tenancy at an annual rent of £3001

[no title]  BML 10/55/3  1939

Contents:
Note of above agreement.

PERTENHALL  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/56/1  1931-1937

Contents:
Valuation and inventory of The Hoo Farm, Pertenhall, the property of the Executors of Mr W Cook.
(i) Draft Valuation, 1931
(ii) Fair copy of Valuation, 1931
(iii) Inventory and Valuation, 1932
(iv) Inventory and Valuation, 1933
(v) Inventory and Valuation, 1934
(vi) Inventory and Valuation, 1935
(vii) Inventory and Valuation, 1936
(viii) Inventory and Valuation, 1937

PODINGTON  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/57/1  1915-1917

Contents:
Church Farm, Podington
(i) Plan of Podington, n.d.
(ii) Bundle of correspondence mainly from Lieut. Col. Rouse Orlebar, some on the note paper of 5th (Res) Batt. Bedfordshire Regt, Halton Camp, Bucks. 9 Aug 1915 - 10 July 1917
(iii) Plan of Church Farm, Podington n.d.
(iv) Small note book A W Merry - "Poddington Church Farm", 16 Aug 1915
(v) Copy of Inventory and Valuation from Executors of Mr W Tye dec. to Col. R R B Orlebar, 11 Nov 1915
(vi) Various claims between William G Tye, tenant, and Major R R B Orlebar, landlord; and appointment of valuer, 9 Sep 1915

[no title]  BML 10/57/2  1906-1917

Contents:
Park Farm, Podington
(i) Plan of Park Farm, n.d.
(ii) Plan showing Hinwick Lodge, n.d.
(iii) Agreement for Park Farm, Hinwick, belonging to R R B Orlebar Esq and let to Mr James Robertson 1906
(iv) Bundle of correspondence, 7 June 1916 - 22 March 1917
(v) Copy of Inventory and Valuation, Park Farm. Hinwick, from Mr James Robertson to Lt. Col. R R B Orlebar. Incoming tenant Mr James Barker, 6 Nov 1916
(vi) Correspondence various (including bills) 1916

POTSGROVE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/58/1  1875

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Catalogue - Farm at Potsgrove; with house farm yard and buildings on Lake St, Leighton Buzzard, pasture land, 'Golden Riddys', Linslade. By direction of the trustees of the will of the late Edward Procter Esq.

[no title]  BML 10/58/2  1918

Contents:
Potsgrove Rectory. Correspondence with the Rev. H S Watts. Includes a billhead of Arthur Brantom, builder, of Heath and Reach, 2 Sep 1918

[no title]  BML 10/58/3  1906-1917

Contents:
Hill Farm, Potsgrove
(i) Inventory and Valuation property of Mr Joseph Hill, 1 June 1918
Inventory and Valuation property of Mr Joseph Hill, 1 June 1919
Inventory and Valuation property of Mr Joseph Hill. 1 June 1920
Inventory and Valuation property of Mr Joseph Hill, 1 June 1921
Inventory and Valuation property of Mr Joseph Hill, 1 June 1922
(ii) Inventory and Valuation of property of Messrs F Tompkins and Son, 1 April 1938

[no title]  BML 10/58/4  1918-1938

2 copies

Contents:
(i) Inventory of fixtures at Manor Farm, Potsgrove from Mr Robt. Hedges to Duke of Bedford, Mich 1921
(ii) Manor Farm, Potsgrove, award Robt. Hedges to Duke of Bedford, 11 May 1922
(iii) Inventory and Valuation of Old Farm, Potsgrove. Executors late Mr Ernest Scrivner to London and Devon Estates Ltd. Mr J A Wright incoming tenant, Mich 1934
(iv) Valuation live and dead stock. Manor Farm, Potsgrove. Executors late Mr J A Wright to Mr H H Wright, 15 Nov 1937
(v) Plan, Manor Farm, Potsgrove n.d.

RAVENSDEN  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/59/1  1935

Contents:
Cleat Hill Farm, Ravensden. Inventory and letter from Laura A Westley of Riseley Lodge. 1 Sep 1935

[no title]  BML 10/59/2  1935

2 copies

Contents:
Inventory and Valuation, Cleat Hill Farm, Ravensden. Landlords: Mesdames Newton, Westley and Fisher. Incoming tenant Mr E G Crouch. Mich 1935

[no title]  BML 10/59/3  1935

Contents:
Inventory and Valuation. Cleat Hill Farm, Ravensden. Outgoing tenant - Mrs E E Fisher. Landlords - Mesdames Newton, Westley and Fisher. 17 Oct 1935

[no title]  BML 10/59/4  1935

Contents:
Letter and business card from Reg. Brandon, painter etc, Carlton, 10 Oct 1935

[no title]  BML 10/59/5  1936

Contents:
Builders' estimate for Cleat Hill Farm from Robert Jeakings of Bedford, 6 May 1936

[no title]  BML 10/59/6  1936

Contents:
Cleat Hill Farm, Ravensden. Specification and schedule of work to be done on buildings, Jan 1936

[no title]  BML 10/59/7  1936-7

Contents:
Correspondence from J Wiles, carpenter and bricklayer of Renhold, and Sydney A Smith, builder of Bedford re work at Cleat Hill Farm, Ravensden, 22 Apr 1936 - 7 Aug 1937

[no title]  BML 10/59/8  1946

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: Home Farm, Ravensden livestock and farm implements, 9 Oct 1946

[no title]  BML 10/59/9  1961

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: Grays Hill Farm, Ravensden, by direction of F E Y Bevan Esq. 25 Feb 1961

RENHOLD  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/60/1  1948

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: Orchard House, St Neots Road, Renhold by direction of trustees of late Mr J Saunderson, household furniture, 8 Dec 1948

[no title]  BML 10/60/2  1954

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: Smallholding "Jesmond Dene" Salph End, Renhold, 8 May 1954

RISELEY  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/61/1  1933

Contents:
Sackville Lodge Farm, Riseley. Sale Book, Sale Catalogue and letters, 23 Sep 1933

[no title]  BML 10/61/2  1942

2 copies

Contents:
Harrings Farm, Riseley, and Brook Farm, Bolnhurst. Sale Cards, 30 April 1942

[no title]  BML 10/61/3  1953

2 copies

Contents:
High Barn Farm, Riseley. Sale Catalogue live and dead stock. Executors of Ralph Savage deceased, 7 Oct 1952

SHARNBROOK  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/62/1  1918-19

Contents:
Arnoe Farm, Sharnbrook. Inventory and valuation. Landlord Mr J K Walker to Mr E H Horrel (tenant?), 25 Nov 1918; and correspondence 30 Oct 1918 - 19 Mar 1919

[no title]  BML 10/62/2  1939-43

Contents:
Lee and New Farms, Sharnbrook. Correspondence with the Colworth Estate, 12 Sep 1939 - 22 July 1943

[no title]  BML 10/62/3  1939

Contents:
Lee and New Farms, Sharnbrook. Plans, n.d., and schedules of work required to be done, 6 Nov 1939

[no title]  BML 10/62/4  1942

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: "Creuddyn", Sharnbrook Household furniture. Executors of the late Dr John Lawrence, 26 May 1942

[no title]  BML 10/62/5  1945

2 copies

Contents:
Sale card for surplus ARP materials, to be sold at the Agricultural Camp, Sharnbrook, 30 Oct 1945

[no title]  BML 10/62/6  1954

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: antique furniture etc. "Creuddyn", Odell Rd, Sharnbrook, 17-18 Nov 1954

SHEFFORD  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/63/1  1859-1939

Contents:
Hardwick Farm Shefford
(i) Lease of Hardwick Farm by William Henry Whitbread Esq to William Inskip, 11 Oct 1859
(ii) Lease of Shefford Hardwick Farm by Simon Whitbread Esq to Mr A J Parrish, 11 Oct 1939, and correspondence
(iii) Schedule of work to be done at Hardwick Farm, Mr William Inskip dec. outgoing tenant. Ingoing tenant Mr J Parrish. Mich
(iv) Plan Shefford Hardwick Farm, n.d.

[no title]  BML 10/63/2  1919

Contents:
Old Rowney Farm, Shefford. Inventory and valuation of property of G A Gray Esq, 2 Apr 1919; Farm note books (2) of G A Gray and correspondence.

[no title]  BML 10/63/3  1922

Contents:
Sale book and catalogue freehold properties in Shefford, Clophill and Silsoe, 22 Sep 1922

SILSOE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/64/1  1919

Contents:
(i) Bundle of correspondence re Fieldings Farm, Silsoe. 1919
(ii) Sale particulars, Fieldings Farm, Silsoe, 9 August 1919
(iii) Auctioneer's note book, Fieldings Farm, Silsoe, n.d.

SOULDROP  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/65/1  1946

Contents:
Sale Catalogue livestock implements and machinery. Lee Farm, Souldrop, 21 March 1946

STAGSDEN  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/66/1  1932-7

Contents:
Valuation of Up End Farm, Stagsden. Mr G T White (tenant?). Executors late Mr B H Cook, Landlord. Mr S A Hawkins purchaser. Mich 1932 - Mich 1937

[no title]  BML 10/66/2  1939

Contents:
Hill Farm House, Stagsden. Schedule of repairs for Mr W Doleman. G H Mawson and Capt. P Stein DSO, tenants

STANBRIDGE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/67/1  1860

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of freehold estate including residence on the High Road, Gardens, Coach House and Stabling. Auction at Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 20 July 1860 (4 copies, including one with account of sale).

[no title]  BML 10/67/2  1865

Contents:
Conditions of Sale: regarding a property on the High Road sold to Thomas Eames for £400. Eames states he has paid £20 deposit.

[no title]  BML 10/67/3  1865

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of small estate on the High Road from Leighton Buzzard to Stanbridge. Auction at the Plume of Feathers Inn, Leighton Buzzard, 19 October 1865.

[no title]  BML 10/67/4  1865

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of Stanbridge Manor Farm, Stanbridge. Auction at Guildhall Coffee House, Gresham St, London, 9 August 1865 (3 copies, including one with map and account of sale).

[no title]  BML 10/67/5  1867

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of Valuable Freehold Building or Garden Grounds on the High Road from Leighton Buzzard to Stanbridge. Property of Mrs Mary Twigg. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 14 August 1867. With account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/6  1868

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of brick-built and thatched freehold dwelling house on Totternhoe Road. Property of the late Mr George Horne. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 7 February 1868. With account of sale

[no title]  BML 10/67/7  1877

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of two new brick-built and slated freehold cottages on the roads leading to Tilsworth. Property of the late Mrs Frances Goss. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge. 24 October 1877. With account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/8  1880

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of freehold residence on the High Road from Leighton Buzzard to Tilsworth. Also including Orchard and Garden. Property of Samuel Timms. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge on 7 April 1880. With account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/9  1880

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of two substantially built freehold cottages on the High Road leading from Stanbridge Ford Station including garden and orchard. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 7 April 1880. With account of sale stating that the property was bought in.

[no title]  BML 10/67/10  1880

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of two freehold cottages on the High Road leading from Stanbridge to Stanbridge Ford Station including garden and orchard. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 25 November 1880. With account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/11  1882

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of The Green Farm in Stanbridge, including Farm House, arable and meadow land (with valuable deposits of coprolites) and Orchard. Auction at the Corn Exchange, Leighton Buzzard, 29 June 1882. With account of sale and conditions of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/12  1882

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of the same property as the above (BML 10/67/11). Auction at the Corn Exchange, Leighton Buzzard 24 April 1883. With map, account of sale and list of conditions of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/13  1883

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of a freehold estate consisting of farm house and buildings, fruit orchards and arable land. Also two freehold cottages. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 19 October 1883. With account of sale stating that property was 'bought in' and conditions of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/14  1884

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of the same property as the above (10/67/13). Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 17 June 1884. With account of sale and conditions of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/15  1886

Contents:
(i) Sale Particulars: of a freehold residence; Cottages, Gardens, Orchards, pasture land, a farm house and more land. Property of the late Miss Eliza Buckmaster. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 1886. With account of sale and conditions of sale.
(ii) Plan showing some of the properties of the late Miss Eliza Buckmaster.
(iii) Plan showing the rest of the properties of the late Miss Eliza Buckmaster.
(iv) Inventory and Valuation: of fixtures owned by the late Miss Eliza Buckmaster.

[no title]  BML 10/67/16  1886

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of property consisting of three freehold and two leasehold cottages, two orchards and a plot of freehold garden ground. Situated on the Alley, leading from the High Road from Stanbridge to Tilsworth. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 20 April 1886. With account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/17  1887

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of five plots of freehold building or accommodation land. Situated on the road from Stanbridge to Stanbridge Ford Station. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 10 November 1887. With map and account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/18  1889

Contents:
(i) Sale Particulars: of a freehold property consisting of a house, small farm homestead, gardens, an orchard and some pasture land. Situated on the road from Stanbridge to Stanbridge Ford Station. Property of the late Mrs Mead and in the occupation of Mr Benjamin Mead. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 24 February 1888. With account of sale.1888
(ii) Valuation: of a freehold property at Stanbridge owned by the late Mrs Mead, 22 December 1889

[no title]  BML 10/67/19  1889

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of a freehold property situated on the High Road from Stanbridge to the London and North Western Railway Station. Consisting of a brick-built house, a blacksmith's shop, an orchard and a pigstye. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 14 November 1889. With account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/20  1892

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of an estate consisting of a farm house, homestead; 30 acres of land. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 26 August 1892. With account of sale and conditions of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/21  1897

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of an enclosure of arable land abutting on the High Road from Stanbridge to Leighton Buzzard; a close of old Pasture Land. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 19 March 1897. With account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/22  1897

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of freehold properties, consisting of houses, cottages, accommodation pasture and arable land. Property of the late Mr John Olney and the late Mrs Deborah Olney. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 26 August 1897. With account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/23  1897

Contents:
(i) Letter: Southam and Son to A W Merry, concerning an award on some land currently in the occupation of Mr G Olney, 25 August 1897.
(ii) Letter: Bassett, Son and Harris to A W Merry, stating that the lowest price they will accept for a Stanbridge property is £1550, 3 September 1897.
(iii) Letter: G C Bunker to A W Merry, offering £1450 for the Stanbridge property belonging to Bassett and Company, 22 September 1897.
(iv) Letter: Bassett, Son and Harris to A W Merry, concerning the offer for the Stanbridge property Merry has made, 23 September 1897.
(v) Letter: Calcott to A W Merry, requesting Mr Olney's signature on an enclosed contract, 25 September 1897.

[no title]  BML 10/67/24  1897-98

Contents:
(i) Memorandum from T S Heley to W Merry concerning some land in Stanbridge with coprolite deposits worth approx £16,000, 30 April 1897
(ii) Telegram from Ostentons to Mr Merry saying that he has received his letter and that the advertisements should be left until next week, 11 May 1897.
(iii) Letter: from G Ostenton to Mr Merry suggesting some alternative prices for the Brick Earth and Coprolites, 11 May 1897.
(iv) Further correspondence between Ostenton and Merry concerning the Brick Earth, 12 May 1897.
(v) Letter: from G Ostenton to Mr Merry telling him to delay the advertisements a further week because he believes he may have found a buyer for the Brick Earth, 13 May 1897.
(vi) Letter: from Mr Merry to G Ostenton stating he may not have been able to stop the advertisements, May 14 1897.
(vii) Letter: from G Ostenton to Mr Merry explaining that he is offering the Brick Earth to some potential buyers, 19 May 1897.
(viii) Letter: Ostentonto Merry stating he has been unable to find anyone in London interested in the Stanbridge land, 3 June 1897.
(ix) Letter: Highton and Rumball to Mr Merry explaining that an applicant of theirs needs more information on the Brick Earth and coprolites, 3 June 1897.
(x) Memorandum from T S Heley to Mr Merry offering him a commission of 1% on sales if he advertises his land, 4 June 1898.
(xi) Letter: Highton and Rumball to Merry stating that their applicant has yet to make an offer on the Brick Earth and coprolite land, 25 June 1898.
(xii) Sale Particulars: of a freehold property consisting of 50 acres of accommodation land. Situated midway between Stanbridge Ford Railway Station and Stanbridge Village. Property of Mr T S Heley. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge. 15 July 1898. With conditions of sale. (5 copies, including one with map and account of sale).1898
(xiii) Letter: from A R Heley to Mr Merry, explaining that Mr T S Heley is unwell and that the bill should be sent to a different address July 1898.
(xiv) Letter: from A W Utter to A W Henry explaining that he doesn't want the land containing the 'gault' as there is plenty all over the district, 23 Sept 1898.
(xv) Letter: from Forder & Son to A W Merry stating he doesn't want the land containing the 'gault' as it is too costly to make bricks with, 29 December 1898.

[no title]  BML 10/67/25  1899

Contents:
(i) Letter: J Littleboy to A W Merry stating that the trustees have no desire of selling only a small portion of the land and suggesting an alternative piece of land, 25 May 1899.
(ii) Letter: from J Littleboy to A W Merry describing a farm owned by Mr Gadsden and some land owned by Miss Cumberland Hopkins, 29 May 1899.
(iii) Letter: B J Forder & Son to A W Merry, suggesting that the price of a certain farm is too high, 30 May 1899.
(iv) Letter: J Littleboy to A W Merry, explaining that he has made a note of Merry's offer on Church Farm and will reply as soon as he has contacted his trustees, 1 June 1899.
(v) Letter: B J Forder & Son to A W Merry, stating that he is willing to pay £30 per acre for the land and would like permission to sink holes to see what's underground, 6 June 1899.
(vi) Letter: Cumberland & Hopkins to A W Merry, suggesting an amount Mr Hawkins might pay for the rent of his field, 8 June 1899.
(vii) Letter: Cumberland & Hopkins to A W Merry, suggesting that if Merry's clients make an offer of £35 per acre for the Stanbridge land, he will urge his clients to agree, 24 June 1899.
(viii) Letter: Cumberland & Hopkins to A W Merry, stating that his clients will not accept anything less than £35 per acre for the Stanbridge land, 27 June 1899.
(ix) Letter: Cumberland & Hopkins to A W Merry, agreeing to Merry's offer of £35 per acre for the Stanbridge land, 4 July 1899.
(x) Letter: Cumberland & Hopkins to A W Merry, agreeing to the proposal of holes being dug in the Stanbridge land, 5 July 1899.
(xi) Letter: Cumberland & Hopkins to A W Merry, stating they have no objection to extending the option of purchase on the Stanbridge land another fortnight, 1 August 1899.
(xii) Plan showing Mr Gadsden's land in Stanbridge.n.d.

[no title]  BML 10/67/26  1899

Contents:
(i) Letter: B J Forder & Son to A W Merry, declining Merry's offer of land containing Brick Earth, but expressing interest in some Gault clay, 15 March 1899.
(ii) Letter: B J Forder & Son to A W Merry, explaining that he will buy 20 acres of land near Stanbridge Ford Station only for a low price, 17 May 1899.
(iii) Letter: B J Forder & Son to A W Merry, concerning land owned by Mr Heley, 20 June 1899.
(iv) Letter: B J Forder & Son to A W Merry, explaining that they have made tests on the land at Stanbridge Ford and that it is not suitable for the purpose they require it, 22 August 1899.

[no title or date]  BML 10/67/27

Contents:
(i) Letter: Aird, Hood, Hook & Paterson to Mr Henry Blake, explaining that as Mr Blake has taken possession of the estate of his to deceased father they would like to know whether he has taken out administration, 12 May 1899.
(ii) Letter: Aird, Hood, Hook & Paterson to A W Merry, stating that they shall be glad to receive an account and to hear that the proceedings in administration have been instituted, 17 May 1899.
(iii) Inventory and Valuation: of farming stock and furniture at Stanbridge, property of the late Mr John Blake, 20 May 1899.
(iv) Letter: Aird, Hood, Hook & Paterson to A W Merry, stating they would like to know if Henry Blake has taken out administration of his late father's estate, 22 June 1899.
(v) Letter: Aird, Hood, Hook & Paterson to A W Merry, explaining that their client (Mr Noah Blake) will accept £5 in discharge of his interest in his father's estate, 19 August 1899.
(iv) Account showing the position of the estate of the late John Blake of Stanbridge n.d.

[no title]  BML 10/67/28  1900-1903

Contents:
(i) Tenancy Agreement: between Gustavas Gadsden Jones (landlord) and Joseph and Ernest William Groom (tenants) for a farm situated in Stanbridge, 20 October 1900.
(ii) Billhead: Edward Webb & Sons, Seed Growers and Manufacturers, Wordsley, Stourbridge: to Mr Joseph Groom. Printed billhead showing seed farms, 10 March 1902.
(iii) Letter: Joseph Groom complaining to Mr Leighton that his water is not fit to drink and that he needs some new materials, 8 January 1903.
(iv) Letter: Philip Start stating to A W Merry that his labourers will take the hay and straw at valuation excepting the first cut clover and sanfoin, 11 September 1903.
(v) Receipt showing that Joseph and Ernest Groom have paid their rent to the executors of the late Gustavus G Jones, 29 September 1903.
(vi) Further correspondence between Joseph Groom and A W Merry concerning the late David Gadsden, 19 October 1903.
(vii) Inventory of hay and straw cultivations from J and E W Groom, Michaelmas 1903.

[no title]  BML 10/67/29  1901

Contents:
(i) Sale Particulars: of old pasture and arable land, including a plantation of osiers, situated in Stanbridge. Property of the late Mr Thomas S Heley. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 4 July 1901. With conditions of sale.1901
(ii) Plan showing the properties of the late Mr Thomas S Heley.

[no title]  BML 10/67/30  1903-1922

Contents:
(i) Letter: Anscombe & Franklin to A W Merry, with reference to some land in Stanbridge. Franklin states a 150 ft frontage will be required and suggests a price of £50 for the plot, 14 October 1903.
(ii) Letter: Anscombe & Franklin to A W Merry, refusing a price of anything above £50 for the Stanbridge land and requesting a frontage of 140 ft, 28 October 1903.
(iii) Letter: Anscombe & Franklin to A W Merry, with reference to the Stanbridge land. Franklin returns the contract signed and a deposit of £5, 30 October 1903.
(iv) Letter: Anscombe & Franklin to A W Merry, with reference to the Stanbridge land. Franklin asks Merry to instruct his tenant to destroy any wandering poultry, 5 November 1903.
(v) Letter: Anscombe & Franklin to A W Merry, with reference to the Stanbridge land. Franklin informs Merry on his intentions to fence off his property, 12 December 1903.
(vi) Letter: Anscombe & Franklin to A W Merry, with reference to the Stanbridge land. Franklin refers to a drain crossing the land and suggests to Merry that he should join it up to his pond, 23 December 1903.
(vii) Tracing showing the various ponds and drains situated on the Stanbridge land, 23 December 1903.

[no title]  BML 10/67/31  1904-1927

Contents:
(i) Sale Agreement: between William Merry (vendor) and John Charles Stairs (purchaser) for a piece of land in Linslade, 30 July 1904.
(ii) Tenancy Agreement: between William Merry (landlord) and Mr Thomas Munday (tenant) for Osier land at Stanbridge, 1909.
(iii) Tenancy Agreement: between William Merry (landlord) and Arthur John Edwins (tenant) for three enclosures of pasture land situated in Stanbridge, 1910.
(iv) Sale Agreement: between the trustees of the will of William Merry (vendor) and Henry Campbell Reeves and Alice Campbell Reeves (purchasers) for freehold land in Southcott Road, Linslade, Bucks, 1922.
(v) Tenancy Agreement: between the trustees of the will of William Merry, and Arthur Walker Merry (landlords) and George Head the younger (tenant) for land at Stanbridge, 11 January 1927. (3 copies, including one with a different amount of rent stated on it).1927

[no title]  BML 10/67/32  1888-1909

Contents:
(i) Inventory and Valuation of fixtures and effects at the Red Lion Public House, Stanbridge, property of Mr George William Olney, 8 January 1909. (4 copies and draft).1909
(ii) Inventory of fixtures on a farm in Stanbridge, property of the outgoing tenant, Mr G W Olney, 8 January 1909. (2 copies and draft).1909
(iii) List of rules concerning "Farm Valuations & Arbitrations" issued by H Trustram Eve, Hon Secretary, March 1909.
(iv) Letter: re Hill Farm in Stanbridge. G W Olney to his landlord Christopher Buckmaster, stating that upon leaving the property in one month he will remove certain fixtures he has erected, 22 July 1909.
(v) Letter: re Hill Farm in Stanbridge. Cumberland & Hopkins to A W Merry, explaining that they are acting on behalf of Mr Buckmaster and would like all communications to come to them direct, 22 July 1909.
(vi) Letter: re Hill Farm in Stanbridge. Cumberland & Hopkins to A W Merry, explaining they were not aware a claim was being made and could they therefore have the particulars, 20 October 1909.
(vii) Letter: re Hill Farm in Stanbridge. A further request to A W Merry for the particulars of the claim, from Cumberland & Hopkins, 22 October 1909.
(viii) Letter: re Hill Farm in Stanbridge. S Hopkins to A W Merry, stating he hopes to go over the farm next Wednesday, 1 November 1909.
(ix) Letter: re Hill Farm in Stanbridge. S Hopkins to A W Merry, requesting a copy of Mr Olney's claim, 5 November 1909.
(x) Particulars of Mr Olney's claim.
(xi) Letter: re Hill Farm in Stanbridge. S Hopkins to A W Merry, stating he has enclosed a copy of Mr Buckmaster's claim, 18 November 1909.
(xii) Letter: S Hopkins and A W Merry to F J Brown, requesting him to act as Arbitrator under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1908 at a date as soon as possible, 18 November 1909.
(xiii) Letter: F J Brown to S Hopkins and A W Merry, suggesting a date for an appointment, 29 November 1909.
(xiv) Letter: F J Brown to A W Merry, informing him that his (Brown's) award is ready and may be taken up on payment of the costs and expenses £13-18-6, 14 December 1909.
(xv) Award: F J Brown states that G W Olney is entitled to receive £75-8-5 from C Buckmaster as compensation in respect of improvements comprised in the first schedule of the award and a further £5 in respect of the claim mentioned in the second schedule of the award, 14 December 1909.
(xvi) Letter: re Hill Farm in Stanbridge. F J Brown to A W Merry, thanking him (Merry) for his cheque and handing over his (Brown's) award. Also included is the receipt for Merry's cheque, 16 December 1909.
(xvii) Schedule of feeding stuffs consumed upon the holding of G W Olney at Hill Farm in Stanbridge (2 copies), Michaelmas 1909.
(xviii)Tenancy Agreement: between Christopher Buckmaster (landlord) and George Olney (tenant) for Stanbridge Hill Farm, 31 March 1888 (2 copies).
(xix) Claims by Mr Buckmaster for breaches of covenant of custom and agreement by G W Olney, Michaelmas 1909.1909
(xx) Evidence used in the case between G W Olney and C Buckmaster 1909.

[no title]  BML 10/67/33  1910-1938

Contents:
(i) Tenancy Agreement: between Christopher Buckmaster (landlord) and Thomas Yirrel (tenant) for Hill Farm, Stanbridge, 29 February 1910.
(ii) Letter: re Hill Farm in Stanbridge. Annie Louise Yirrel (Executor of Sarah Yirrel) to A Sear, explaining that she intends to quit Hill Farm, Stanbridge, 28 September 1938.

[no title]  BML 10/67/34  1910-1917

Contents:
(i) Valuation: of cultivations, and Labour to Manure at Mead Farm, Stanbridge, Beds, from Mr E J Holmes to Mr C F Hawkes, 5 October 1910 (1 copy and draft).
(ii) Extract from the Lease of Mead Farm, Stanbridge between E J Holmes and C F Hawkes, 6 October 1910.
(iii) Bundle of correspondence: chiefly between A W Merry and Geo. Hawkes of Manor Farm, Salford, Woburn Sands and his son C F Hawkes, who owes Mr E J Holmes rent for Mead Farm, Stanbridge, 1910-1917.
(iv) Letter: re Mead Farm, Stanbridge, C F Hawkes confirming that he is sending a cheque for £19-9-3.
(v) Letter: re Mead Farm, Stanbridge. A letter to C F Hawkes explaining that his father's cheque for £85-10-9 has been received, 12 July 1913.

[no title]  BML 10/67/35  1910

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of Agricultural estate, adapted for dairy purposes, known as Mead Farm. Including farm house and homestead. Auction at the Corn Exchange, Leighton Buzzard, 26 July 1910. With account of sale and conditions of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/36  1912

2 copies

Contents:
(i) Sale Particulars: of the Church Farm and the Old Farm; plus small holdings, cottages, accommodation and building land. Property of the late Mrs Littleboy. Auction at the Corn Exchange, Leighton Buzzard, 4 June 1912. With conditions of sale.1912
(ii) Plan showing the above properties of the late Mrs Littleboy, 4 June 1912.

[no title]  BML 10/67/37  1913-1914

Contents:
(i) Inventory: of fixtures at Church Farm, Stanbridge, valued from Mr John Griffin to Mr George Pratt.
(ii) Schedule of repairs and work to be done at Church Farm, Stanbridge.
(iii) Receipt of half a year's tithe, paid by Mr John Griffin to Mr G Pratt, 8 May 1913.
(iv) Schedule of Dilapidations on termination of tenancy of Mr John Griffin, at Church Farm, Stanbridge, Beds, Michaelmas 1913.
(v) Schedule of claims made by Mr John Griffin on quitting Church Farm, Stanbridge, Michaelmas 1913.
(vi) Ruling: re Church Farm, Stanbridge, John Griffin v George Pratt and T J Cook. The Arbitrator, Mr J A Weston, rules that in the first instance Griffin is liable for repairs on the property. In the second instance Griffin is not liable for damages for not having complied with proper farming methods. In the third instance Griffin is not liable for damages in respect of the First Cut Clover he sold off, 21 February 1914.
(vii) Award: J A Weston states that J Griffin is entitled to receive £9 as compensation in respect of the improvements comprised in the first schedule of the award and a further £17-3-6 in respect of the claims mentioned in the second schedule of the award. G Pratt is entitled to receive £46-11-0 in respect of the claims mentioned in the third schedule of the award, 3 March 1914.

[no title]  BML 10/67/38  1913-14

Contents:
(i) Agreement between Charles F Hawkes (a tenant at Mead Farm, Stanbridge) and A W Merry (acting as a Bailiff on behalf of Hawkes' landlord E J Holmes). The agreement states that A W Merry has levied a distress on the goods, chattels and effects at Mead Farm for arrears of rent due from the tenant to his landlord, 24 July 1914 (2 copies plus a draft dated 5 July 1913).
(ii) Correspondence: F Hawkes to A W Merry asking if he should be allowed to keep his goods and chattels on the place where they are now impounded, 5 July 1913 (1 copy plus draft).
(iii) Warrant to distrain: stating that C F Hawkes is to have his goods, chattels and effects seized for the sum of £18-10, due to the fact that he owes two quarters rent, 5 July 1913 (2 copies).
(iv) Warrant to distrain: stating that C F Hawkes is to have his goods, chattels and effects seized for the sum of £123-15, due to the fact that he owes two quarters rent 24 July 1914.
(v) Correspondence: F Hawkes to A W Merry requesting that he should be allowed to keep his goods and chattels on the place where they are now impounded, 24 July 1914.
(vi) Warrant to distrain: stating that C F Hawkes is to have his goods, chattels and effects seized for the sum of £73-13, due to the fact that he owes one quarters rent, 6 October 14.

[no title]  BML 10/67/39  1913-14

2 copies

Contents:
(i) Bundle of correspondence concerning a dispute over some hay and other food stuffs, between A D Hawkins of Old Farm, Stanbridge and his landlord, Mr Bunker. Merry is acting on behalf of Hawkins and Cumberland & Hopkins are acting on behalf of Mr Bunker, 28 April 1913 - 1 August 1914.
(ii) Inventory and valuation of browse of straw etc at Old Farm, Stanbridge, from Albert D Hawkins to Sam Bunker, Michaelmas 1913.
(iii) Farm Valuations & Arbitrations: stating:
(a) that A D Hawkins is to make a claim against Mr Bunker;
(b) that A W Merry is to be appointed as valuer;
(c) that Mr Weston is to be appointed as arbitrator;
(d) that A D Hawkins is to make further claims against Mr Bunker 10 December 1913.

[no title]  BML 10/67/40  1913-15

Contents:
(i) Bundle of bills and cheques all connected with C Jordan, 1913 - 1914.
(ii) Schedule of landlord's claims for breaches of covenant. The landlord being Gustavus Jones Labrum of Stud Farm, Stanbridge, and the tenant being C Jordan.
(iii) Envelope of cheques to various people, all signed by C Jordan, 15 October 1913- 5 January 1914.1913-1914
(iv) Award: Herbert Trustram states that C Jordan is entitled to receive £11-7-6 from G J Labrum as compensation in respect of improvements comprised in the first part of the first schedule to the award and a further £6-5 in respect of the claims mentioned in the second schedule to the award. He also states that G J Labrum is to receive £19-18-6 from C Jordan in respect of claims mentioned in the third schedule to the award, 8 April 1915.

[no title]  BML 10/67/41  1915

Contents:
(i) Correspondence: between A W Merry and Mr James Allingham, who is trying to secure an insurance claim on some crops of his that have been damaged, 14-19 July 1915.
(ii) Bundle of correspondence concerning a dispute between A W Merry and Wriford, Dixon & Winder over the extent of damage to G W Olney's crops from a hail storm. Wriford, Dixon & Winder, who are acting on behalf of an insurance company, believe the damage to be less severe than Merry, 16 July - 7 August 1915.
(iii) Note book belonging to A W Merry listing details connected with Allingham and Olney's cases

[no title]  BML 10/67/42  1915

Contents:
Sale Book: five brick and slated cottages with outbuildings and large gardens; a brick and half timber and thatched house with garden and large orchard. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 30 September 1915. With account of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/43  1916

Contents:
(i) Sale Book: of Village Inn, known as "The Five Bells", with outbuildings, garden and enclosure of pasture land; a pair of brick and tiled cottages with outbuildings and gardens; three young orchards. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 11 February 1916. With account of sale and conditions of sale.1916
(ii) Inventory: of trade fittings, brewing plant, etc, at 'The Five Bells Inn', Stanbridge, 11 February 1916.

[no title]  BML 10/67/44  21 February 1919 - 15 March 1919

Contents:
Bundle of correspondence concerning a request from B B Franklin to A W Merry for him to inspect a property (Morris Lodge, Stanbridge) which is currently inhabited by J A Holden and which his sister is considering obtaining,

[no title]  BML 10/67/45  7 November 1928

Contents:
Tenancy Agreement: between Harry Sear (landlord) and William John Edwins (tenant) for 'New House Farm', Stanbridge.

[no title]  BML 10/67/46  1 April 1935

Contents:
Schedule of repairs to be done at 'The White House', Stanbridge.

[no title]  BML 10/67/47  1941

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of three cottages with gardens and orchard, situated in Kingsway Road, Stanbridge; orchard with range of outbuildings abutting on to Station Road. Auction at the Five Bells Hotel, Stanbridge, 6 February 1941.

[no title]  BML 10/67/48  1945

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Book: a detached freehold country residence known as 'Beech House', Station Road, Stanbridge, also 30 lots of surplus antique furniture. Auction on the premises, 27 June 1945. with account of sale and conditions of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/49  1948

Contents:
Catalogue of the household furniture and effects at Morris Lodge, Stanbridge. Auction by Stafford, Rogers & Merry on 10 September 1948.

[no title]  BML 10/67/50  1951

3 copies

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of small holding with dwelling house and outbuildings, orchard and two cottages, known as Woodbine Farm, Stanbridge. Auction at The Swan Hotel, Leighton Buzzard, 24 July 1951. With conditions of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/67/51  1952

3 copies

Contents:
Printed postcard announcing that the surplus furniture and outside effects of Woodbine Farm, Stanbridge are to be sold by auction on the premises, 29 May 1952.

STEVINGTON  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/68/1  1908-1909

Contents:
(i) Notice of claim: Mr W E Fountaine (tenant) stating to Charles Ibbott (landlord) that he is to make a claim because of improvements be made to his holding at Tithe Farm, Stevington, 17 September 1908.
(ii) Appointment of Arbitrator: stating Ibbott is to appoint J C H Robinson as his arbitrator, 1 November 1908.1908
(iii) Appointment of Arbitrator: stating Fountaine is to appoint Joseph A Weston as his arbitrator, 4 November 1908.
(iv) Appointment of Umpire: stating that A W Merry is to be appointed as umpire, 5 November 1908.
(v) Claim by Landlord: stating that Ibbott is to make a claim on Fountaine for waste and breach of contract, 5 November 1908.
(vi) Determination of further claim: stating that Fountaine is to make a further claim on Ibbott, 9 November 1908.
(vii) Schedule of outgoing tenant's (Fountaine) claim, re: Tithe Farm, Stevington, 16 November 1908.
(viii) Plan of Tithe Farm, Stevington, 16 November 1908.
(ix) Schedule of counter claim, re: Tithe Farm, Stevington, 17 November 1908.
(x) Correspondence: between J C H Robinson and G Wigley & Sons. Robinson states that Fountaine claims that he (Fountaine) has been unfairly treated by a Mr Higgins and that he (Fountaine) was unable to get paint and tar when he applied for it. Wigley denies both of these assertions, 21 - 24 November 1908.
(xi) Letter: Weston to Merry stating that by corresponding with Wigley and not telling him that Merry was acting as umpire, Robinson has breached arbitration contract, 28 November 1908.
(xii) Award: A W states that W E Fountaine is entitled to receive £54-1-5 from C Ibbott as compensation in respect of improvement comprised in the first schedule to the award and a further £126-1-1 from C Ibbott in respect of claims mentioned in the second schedule to the award. Also that C Ibbott is entitled to receive £38-8-3 from W E Fountaine in respect of claims mentioned in the third schedule to the award, 23 December 1908 (1 copy plus draft).1908.
(xiii) Further correspondence between Robinson, Weston and Merry. Robinson believes there to be a clerical error in the award and is desirous of a further sub-division of the award, while Weston is unwilling to commit himself to further correspondence until he has received Ibbott's cheque, 30 December 1908 - 4 March 1909.

[no title]  BML 10/68/2  1914-1920

Contents:
(i) Tenancy Agreement: between the Duke of Bedford, K G (landlord) and Mr Richard Higgins (tenant) for Stevington Manor Farm, Stevington, 18 August 1914.
(ii) Inventory and valuation of Tenant Right, Browse of Straw and Hay, Fixtures etc, on the Manor Farm, Stevington. From Mr Jesse Norman to the Duke of Bedford, Michaelmas 1914.
(iii) Inventory and valuation of fixtures etc at Manor Farm, Stevington. From Mr Jesse Norman to L R Higgins, Michaelmas 1914.
(iv) Notice of claim: Mr L R Higgins (tenant) stating to Samuel Prentice (landlord) that he intends to claim compensation under Section 1 of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1914 upon termination of his tenancy at Manor Farm, Stevington, 10 July 1919.
(v) Notice of claim: L R Higgins stating to Samuel Prentice that he intends to claim compensation under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1908, 11 July 1919.
(vi) Notice of claim: A W Merry, agent for L R Higgins, stating to the Duke of Bedford KG, that he intends to claim compensation under Section 1 of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1914 upon termination of his tenancy at Manor Farm, Stevington, 15 July 1919.
(vii) Appointment of valuer: stating that L R Higgins is to appoint A W Merry as his valuer, 1919.
(viii) Notice of further claim: stating that L R Higgins is to make further claims on Samuel Prentice, 1919.
(ix) Bundle of correspondence concerning a dispute between L R Higgins (and his valuer A W Merry) and S Prentice (and his valuer J C H Robinson) over some valuations, including the tenant right and fixtures, a disturbance claim, and a forced sale of implements, 21 August 1919 - 14 June 1920.
(x) Sale Catalogue: of 15 head of Dairy Cattle: cart mare; 50 head of young poultry; assortment of agricultural implements; dairy utensils; the produce of 3 Walnut Trees. By direction of L R Higgins. Auction on 29 September 1919.
(xi) Statements of expenses: in connection with Mr L R Higgins' sale of live and dead farming stock, growing crops and farming stock. Also two of L R Higgins' receipts, May 24 - 6 September 1919.
(xii) Statement of expenses: in connection with Mr L R Higgins' sale of farming stock, crop etc (2 copies plus draft).1919
(xiii) Valuation: of fixtures, hay, straw and compensation for disturbance from Mr L R Higgins to Mr S Prentice, Michaelmas 1919 (3 copies plus draft).1919
(xiv) Details of S Prentice's counter claim against L R Higgins, 29 March 1920 (2 copies).1920

[no title]  BML 10/68/3  1918

Contents:
Plan of Stevington, 2 September 1918.

STONDON  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/69/1  September 1931

Contents:
Tenancy Agreement (Draft): between Robert Long Esq, (landlord) and Messrs K and J Parrish (tenants) for Manor Farm, Stondon.

[no title]  BML 10/69/2  1931

2 copies

Contents:
Inventory: of hay and straw at Manor Farm, Stondon. From Capt R Long to Mr K Parrish, October 1931.

[no title]  BML 10/69/3  18 November 1931

Contents:
Record of the state of repair of the House, Buildings, Hedges, Ditches, Gates, Fences, at Manor Farm, Stondon. Made in accordance with the agreement between Robert Long Esq, and K and J Parrish.

[no title]  BML 10/69/4  18 June 1932

Contents:
Tenancy Agreement: between Robert Long (landlord) and K and J Parrish (tenants) for Manor Farm, Stondon.

[no title]  BML 10/69/5  28 February 1933

Contents:
Tenancy Agreement: between K Parrish (landlord), with the consent of the head landlord, Robert Long Esq, and Captain Robert Anthony Long (tenant) for the Farm House, Stable and Outbuildings, Garden, Motor House and two Loose Boxes, together with thirteen acres, one rood and twenty four perches of arable and grass land - all part of Manor Farm, Stondon.

[no title]  BML 10/69/6  26 October 1936

Contents:
Schedule of work to be done to House and Buildings at Manor Farm, Stondon.

[no title or date]  BML 10/69/7

Contents:
Plan of Stondon Manor.

[no title or date]  BML 10/69/8

Contents:
Plan of the Stondon Estate.

STUDHAM  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/70/1  31 August - 18 October 1915

Contents:
Bundle of correspondence concerning a dispute between John Barnard Esq (tenant) and Col Wheatley (landlord). Barnard is leaving Studhambury Farm and is asking the incoming tenant, Mr Thorpe, to pay for dung left in the yard. Col Wheatley believes the dung belongs to the farm. Barnard also maintains he has the right to use two rooms in the house until Lady Day, yet Wheatley denies this. The correspondence also concerns a sale Mr Barnard holds at the Farm before quitting. Also selling livestock and implement at the sale are Mr H Bettesnorth, Mr J Hughes and Mr A Hillier.

[no title]  BML 10/70/2  1918

Contents:
Bundle of correspondence concerning two sales of crops and livestock that Mr William Noah holds at his property, Hall Farm, Studham, Dunstable on 2 August and 26 September 1918, 10 July - 21 November 1918.

THURLEIGH  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/71/1  1901

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of a freehold estate. Nearly all of which is tithe free and land tax redeemed, divided into three farms and known as "The Manor, Whitwick Green and Wood End". Also five cottages, together with arable and pasture land. Auction at the Lion Hotel, Bedford, 22 June 1901. With plan and conditions of sale.

[no title]  BML 10/71/2  1939

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: of 113 head of home-bred shorthorn cattle, 8 working horses, 55 pigs, agricultural implements, machinery, poultry houses and appliances. Auction at The Manor and Whitwick Farms, Thurleigh, 29 September 1939.

[no title]  BML 10/71/3  1943

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: of 16 head of young cattle, 5 horses, 14 pigs, 20 head of poultry and agricultural implements. Auction at Hall End Farm, Thurleigh, 28 September 1943.

[no title]  BML 10/71/4  n.d

Contents:
Sale Book: of a freehold estate situated in the parishes of Thurleigh and Bletsoe, known as "The Manor and Whitwick Green Farms" (no date given).

TILSWORTH  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/72/1  4 August 1870

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of three brick-built, slated, and thatched freehold cottages. With front and back gardens, woodbarns, and outbuildings to each. Frontage to the Tilsworth Road of 65 yards. Property of the late Mr John Heckford. Auction at the Anchor Inn, Tilsworth, (4 copies, one with account of sale).

[no title or date]  BML 10/72/2

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of a freehold cottage residence. With large garden, facing the Tilsworth Green, with frontage to the High Road, Dunstable. Auction at the Five Bells Inn, Stanbridge, 16 October (no further date given). With account of sale.

[no title or date]  BML 10/72/3

Contents:
(i) Tenancy Agreement: between Samuel Yirrel (landlord) and Charles Wood (tenant) for Green Hill Farm, Tilsworth, Beds, 10 May 1910.
(ii) Bill: Carters tested seeds: to Mr S Yirrel (total £1-16-1), 12 May 1910.
(iii) Valuation: of hay and cultivations at Green Hill Farm, Tilsworth. From Mr S Yirrel to Mr C Wood, Michaelmas 1910 (1 copy, plus draft).1910
(iv) Letter: Mr S Yirrel to Mr Merry explaining some trouble he has been having with a Mr Bird, who rents a field from Mr Horton who purchased the field from Yirrel, 9 March 1911.

[no title]  BML 10/72/4  1911-1914

Contents:
(i) Bundle of claims for cake and other feeding stuffs, all in respect of Wood Farm, Tilsworth. Some dated Mich 1911 - Mich 1912, others Mich 1912-1913.
(ii) Letter: Mr Abel Cooper (tenant) to Mr F A Page Turner Esq (landlord) stating that he intends to remove several fixtures erected by himself, from Wood Farm, Tilsworth, 1 August 1913.
(iii) Letter: Mr H G Page Turner (agent for Mr F A Page Turner Esq) to Abel Cooper, stating that he must not remove any buildings which contain materials belonging to the landlord, 28 August 1913.
(iv) Bundle of correspondence concerning a number of disputes between Abel Cooper, tenant (and his agent A W Merry) and F A Page Turner Esq, landlord (and his agents H G Page Turner and H Trustham Eve). Including a dispute over whether or not Cooper can remove several fixtures which he claims he erected at Wood Farm, Tilsworth, and a compensation claim Turner makes against Cooper for dilapidations, acts of waste and other breaches of agreement, 30 July 1913 - 1 July 1914.
(v) Inventory and valuation: of browse of straw fixtures, unexhausted value of feeding stuffs and effects at Wood Farm, Tilsworth from Abel Cooper to F A Page Turner Esq, Mich 1913 (1 copy, plus draft).1913
(vi) Appointment of Arbitrator: stating that Henry Swaffield is to be appointed as arbitrator in the matter between Cooper and Turner, February 12 1914.
(vii) Notice of further claim: stating that F A Page Turner is to make further claims on Abel Cooper, 12 February 1914.
(viii) Notice of further claim: stating that Abel Cooper is to make further claims on F A Page Turner, 12 February 1914.

[no title]  BML 10/72/5  1916

Contents:
(i) Sale Book: of freehold properties. At Tilsworth: 'Green Hill Farm'. At Stanbridge: three brick and slated cottages; a dwelling house; a pair of brick and slated cottages. At Totternhoe: four cottages and bakehouse; three cottages. At Eaton Bray: an allotment of arable land; a house with orchard and outbuildings. At Soulbury Bucks: a field of grazing land. Property of the late Samuel Yirrel. Auction at the Swan Hotel, Leighton Buzzard, 30 May 1916 (4 copies, one with account of sale).1916
(ii) Plan showing the above properties, 30 May 1916, (3 copies).

[no title]  BML 10/72/6  1931-1938

Contents:
(i) Terms for acquisition of the right to convert into the Public Highway a strip of land in the Parish of Tilsworth in the County of Bedford. Vendor is Mr Charles Wood, 10 March 1931.
(ii) Sale Book: of the freehold pasture holding known as 'Greenhill Farm'. Property of Mr C Wood. Auction at the Swan Hotel, Leighton Buzzard, 20 September 1938 (2 copies, 1 with account of sale and plan).
(iii) Sale Poster: of Greenhill Farm. Property of Mr C Wood. Auction at the Swan Hotel, Leighton Buzzard, 20 September 1938 (2 copies).
(iv) Plan of Greenhill Farm, 1938 (7 copies).

[no title]  BML 10/72/7  1933-1940

Contents:
(i) Wayleave Agreement: between the executors of the estate of the late James Price (the Grantor) and the Mayor, Alderman and Burgesses of the Borough of Luton (the Corporation). In respect of poles and stays supporting the overhead low tension distribution line at Manor Farm, Tilsworth, 8 September 1933.
(ii) Sale Book: of 'Manor Farm', comprising a farm house, homestead, two cottages and 260 acres of arable and pasture land. Also a half timbered and thatched cottage. Property of the late Mr James Price. Auction at the Corn Exchange, Leighton Buzzard, 26 September 1933 (4 copies, each with plan and 1 with account of sale).
(iii) Sale Book: of 'Manor Farm', comprising a farm house, homestead, two cottages and 260 acres of arable and pasture land. Also a half-timbered and thatched cottage. Property of the late Mr James Price. Auction at the Red Lion Hotel, Dunstable, 12 September 1934. With plan and account of sale.
(iv) Sale Catalogue: of the live and dead farming stock. Including 60 head of cattle, 6 cart mares, geldings and colts, 313 sheep and lambs, together with agricultural implements and 2 ricks of meadow hay. Auction at Manor Farm, Tilsworth, 27 September 1940 (3 copies).
(v) Valuation: of hay, straw and tillages and labour, at Bury Farm, Tilsworth. From the executors of the late Mr James Price to Mr Price, Michaelmas 1940.
(vi) Valuation: of hay, straw, mangolds and tillages, at Manor Farm, Tilsworth. From the executors of the late Mr James Price to Lady Diana Gibb, Michaelmas 1940.

[no title]  BML 10/72/8  1940

Contents:
Sale Agreement: between Bessie Caroline Wood and Walter John Tompkins (vendors) and Lady Diana Gibb (purchaser) for Manor Farm, Tilsworth.

[no title]  BML 10/72/9  1942

Contents:
Inventory and Valuation: of live and dead farming stock, hay, straw and corn at Wood Farm, Tilsworth. Property of Mrs L Gurney, 1 January 1942.

[no title]  BML 10/72/10  1950

Contents:
Printed postcard announcing that 400 pullets and 34 pigs are to be sold by auction at Leys Farm, Tilsworth, Leighton Buzzard, 11 December 1950.

TINGRITH  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/73/1  1908-1912

Contents:
(i) Extracts from tenancy agreement between Captain Trevor Battye (landlord) and Mr G Muckleston (tenant) for the Castle Farm, Tingrith, 6 March 1908.
(ii) Bundle of correspondence concerning a number of disputes at Castle Farm, Tingrith between Captain Battye (landlord), Mr Turvey (incoming agent) and Mr Muckleston (outgoing tenant). Chief among them is a dispute over the amount of hay brought to Castle Farm from Long Lane Farm, which Turvey is to purchase from Muckleston, 16 August 1911 - 18 April 1912.
(iii) Tracing of Castle Farm, Tingrith, 23 November 1911.
(iv) Account of hay drawn from Long Lane Farm to Castle Farm from 1908 to 1911, 10 February 1912.
(v) Note book belonging to A W Merry listing details connected with Turvey's case.

[no title]  BML 10/73/2  1910-1915

Contents:
(i) Tenancy Agreement: between Captain Trevor Battye (landlord) and Mr W E Anderson (tenant), for The Home Farm, Tingrith, 16 April 1910.
(ii) Inventory and Valuation: of hay, straw, roots, growing crops, tillages, and unexhausted improvements, at Home Farm, Tingrith from Captain Trevor Battye to W E Anderson, April 1910.
(iii) Schedule of repairs at Home Farm, Tingrith, which the landlord undertakes to execute before 29 September 1910.
(iv) Bundle of correspondence, mainly between W E Anderson (tenant at Home Farm, Tingrith) and his agent A W Merry, and Captain Trevor Battye (landlord) and his agent H Trustram Eve. Concerning a claim Anderson makes for damage to his crops by pheasants; a sale Anderson holds at Home Farm of live and dead farming stock; and a valuation of fixtures, straw, tillages, feeding stuffs, dung and barbed wire, at Home Farm, made by W A Foll, 31 December 1913 - 2 January 1915.
(v) Letter: W E Anderson to Captain Trevor Battye informing him that he intends to claim compensation from him for fields of his damaged by pheasants, 15 January 1914 (1 copy plus draft).
(vi) Voucher: Charles Franklin, Colliery Offices: to Mr W E Anderson (total £84-7) for stuffs purchased from October 1912 to May 1914.
(vii) Voucher: E Dixon & Sons, Millers, Corn, Cake & Seed Merchants: to Mr W E Anderson (total £1-6-8), June 1914.
(viii) Voucher: J W Ridgway, Steam Plough Proprietor: to Mr W E Anderson (total £5-10-0), 25 June 1914.1914
(ix) Letter: W E Anderson to Captain Trevor Battye informing him that he is about to cut the corn and that Battye is at liberty to further inspect the damage, 14 July 1914.
(x) Small bundle of correspondence concerning Anderson's sale at Home Farm on 23 September 1914. Including requests from people who want to sell things, and from people who want sale catalogues, 8 August 1914 - 10 November 1914.
(xi) Notice of claim: stating that W E Anderson intends to make a claim on Captain Trevor Battye under and in accordance with the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1908, 16 September 1914.
(xii) Schedule of work done at Home Farm, Tingrith, since 29 September 1914 (1 copy, plus draft)
(xiii) Claim by Mr W E Anderson against Captain Trevor Battye for damage by game under Section 10 of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1908, 12 October 1914 (1 copy, plus draft).
(xiv) Bundle of claims for cake and other feeding stuffs, all in respect of Home Farm, Tingrith. Some dated Mich 1912 - Mich 1913, others Mich 1913 - Mich 1914.
(xv) Valuation: of game damage, at Home Farm, Tingrith, Mich 1914 (3 copies plus draft).
(xvi) Inventory and Valuation: of fixtures, straw, tillages, and unexhausted improvements at Home Farm, Tingrith, Mich 1914 (1 copy, plus draft).

[no title]  BML 10/73/3  1902-1915

Contents:
(i) Inventory and Valuation: of fixtures at The Rectory, Tingrith. From the executors of the late Revd Thomas Lingard Green to the Revd A M Dale, 15 May 1902.
(ii) Bundle of correspondence concerning a dispute between the Revd A M Dale, the late Rector of Tingrith and Revd H E Robinson, the newly appointed Rector of Tingrith, over A W Merry's valuation of the fixtures at the Tingrith Rectory. Robinson believes Merry's valuation to be too high and is reluctant to send the cheque to Dale, 31 March 1915 - 25 October 1915.
(iii) Schedule of fixtures, etc, at Tingrith Rectory, Beds, purchased by Revd H E Robinson from Revd A M Dale, 12 August 1915 (2 copies, plus draft).1915
(iv) Inventory: of fixtures, etc, at Tingrith Rectory, from the executors of the late Revd Thomas Lingard Green to the Revd A M Dale, 12 August 1915.
(v) Note book belonging to Merry containing details of fixtures 1915.

[no title]  BML 10/73/4  1902-1915

Contents:
(i) Tenancy Agreement: between Stewart Butler Hubbard (landlord) and Saunders Roan Wakefield, for Castle Farm, Tingrith, 1 August 1927.
(ii) Plan of Castle Farm, Tingrith 1927.
(iii) Two claims for cake and other feeding stuffs, both in respect of Castle Farm. One dated 19 September 1936 - September 1937, the other 29 September 1937 - September 1938.
(iv) Inventory and Valuation: of fixtures and Tenant Right at Castle Farm, Tingrith, from Mr S R Wakefield, outgoing tenant to Mr T Neville, landlord, Mich 1938.

TODDINGTON  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/74/1  1887

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of a substantially built brick, tiled and slated house, together with the brick built and tiled wheelwright's shop. Also large yard, outbuildings, pigsty and well of water. Situated at Tanner's End, Toddington, abutting on the Harlington Road. Auction at the Griffin Inn, Toddington, 18 November 1887. With account of sale and plan.

[no title]  BML 10/74/2  1889

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of a freehold dwelling house, with double fronted shop and two cottages adjoining. Also with a large garden situated at Tanner's End, Toddington. Auction at the Griffin Inn, Toddington, 17 July 1889. With plan and account of sale stating that the property was 'bought in'.

[no title]  BML 10/74/3  1893

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of a freehold property, consisting of a house and shop, four cottages, yard, outbuildings, garden and land. Property of the late Mr Frederick Emery. Auction at the Bell Inn, Toddington, 28 July 1893. With account of sale and sale conditions.

[no title]  BML 10/74/4  1900-1901

Contents:
(i) Default Summons. Under Section 86 of 'The County Courts Act, 1888'. In the County Court of Bedfordshire, holden at Leighton Buzzard. Between A W Merry, Plaintiff and Emma Crawley and Lionel Crawley, Defendants, 30 October 1900.
(ii) Plaint Note (Default Summons). Under Section 86 of 'The County Courts Act, 1888'. In the County Court of Bedfordshire, holden at Leighton Buzzard. A W Merry against Emma Crawley, 30 October 1990.
(iii) Notice to Plaintiff of Admission of Claim under Section 98 of 'The County Courts Act, 1888'. In the County Court of Bedfordshire, holden at Leighton Buzzard. Between A W Merry, Plaintiff and Emma Crawley, Defendant, 21 October 1900.
(iv) Notice of Service of a Default Summons. In the County Court of Bedfordshire, holden at Leighton Buzzard. Between A W Merry, Plaintiff and Emma Crawley and Lionel Crawley, Defendants, 31 October 1900.
(v) Letter: E J Gates to A W Merry, stating that Merry shall receive £2 on the eighth day of each month, commencing on 8 December 1900. 8 November 1900.
(vi) Letter: E J Gates to A W Merry, explaining that considering he is staging legal proceedings for the recovery of the debt of five pounds seven shillings due by Mrs Emma Crawley to him for stock, he shall now be paid £2 on the eighth day of every month, commencing on 8 December 1900. 8 November 1900.
(vii) Letter: E J Gates to A W Merry, enclosing £2 on account of Mrs Crawley, 8 December 1900.
(viii) Letter: E J Gates to A W Merry, informing him that Mrs E Crawley has been obliged to file her petition on the Bankruptcy Court, 24 January 1901.

[no title]  BML 10/74/5  1904-1906

Contents:
(i) Bundle of correspondence, mainly between Hugh Millar (incoming tenant to Redhills Farm, Toddington), Ivan Murray (steward on the estate of which Redhills Farm is part), Frost (outgoing tenant) and Cooper (landlord) concerning Millar's desire to construct a cow shed on the property and a dispute over the valuation of several fixtures, including some sheep pens, a cart shed and a small duck house, 23 January - 3 December 1904.
(ii) Bundle of correspondence concerning a dispute between Mr Millar, Mr Cooper and Mr Frost. Millar has to pay for all the straw and hay left by Frost. He is willing to pay the money, but Frost owes Cooper money for rent and dilapidations and Cooper wants Millar to pay the money to him instead of Frost, 12 January - 20 April 1905.
(iii) Letter: written on behalf of Mr Frost to Mr Millar stating that unless Millar pays the valuation of £111-5 within a week, legal action shall be taken, 8 February 1905.
(iv) Letter: H W Fathorn, Solicitor, to Mr Millar, informing him that the summons came on before Master this morning, and that he would not recognise any privity between Millar and his landlord, but gave judgement for the amount claimed £111-5 with £8-10 to be paid to Mr Frost, 17 March 1905.
(v) Newspaper cutting describing in detail the Millar vs Cooper case, March 1905.
(vi) Correspondence concerning a dispute over the polluted water coming out of Millar's pump and whether it is the tenant's or landlord's obligation to sort the matter out, 7 April - 8 July 1905.
(vii) Inspection of a holding known as "Redhills", situated at Toddington, in the occupation of Hugh Millar, 2 February 1906 (1 copy, plus draft).
(viii) Correspondence: various letters from Mr Millar, requesting information on white crops; asking what is to be done about repairs to his house; explaining that some of his cows have gone astray and asking for gaps in his fences to be stopped up, 10 February - 21 August 1906.
(ix) Correspondence, mainly between H Trustram Eve and A W Merry, concerning a valuation that is to be carried out at Redhills Farm, 20 September - 31 October 1906.
(x) Correspondence, concerning an arbitration that is to be carried out at Redhills Farm by John Looker. Mr Millar and his agent A W Merry are making a claim on Mrs Edith Georgina Warren Vernon (landlady) because of the dilapidated condition of the hedges, fences, gates and land when Mr Millar took the farm, 31 October - 11 November 1906.
(xi) Correspondence, concerning a dispute that has arisen because Henry George (Millar's original valuer) told H Trustham Eve (Mrs E Warren Vernon's agent) that Millar has already received some compensation for foul land whereas Merry had been led to believe Millar had had nothing, 20 November - 29 November 1906.
(xii) Award: John Looker states that Hugh Millar is entitled to receive form E Warren Vernon £49-6-6 as compensation in respect of the improvements comprised in the first schedule to the award and £45 in respect of the claims mentioned in the second schedule to the award. Also that E Warren Vernon is entitled to receive £31 in respect of the claims mentioned in the third schedule to the award, 3 December 1906.
(xiii) Letter: Mr Millar to A W Merry, expressing dissatisfaction with the results of the award, 7 December 1906.
(xiv) Statement of feeding stuffs consumed on Redhills Farm, Toddington, 1904-1905. 1906 (2 copies).
(xv) Statement of croppings at Redhills Farm, Toddington, 1906 (1 copy, plus draft).
(xvi) Claim by landlord on Mr Hugh Millar leaving Redhills Farm, Mich 1906.
(xvii) Tenant's claim, in the matter of an Arbitration between Mrs. Warren Vernon and Mr. Hugh Millar, Mich 1906 (1 copy, plus draft).
(xviii)Proof given by Hugh Millar in the Arbitration between Mrs. Warren Vernon and himself, 1906 (1 copy, plus draft).
(xix) Proof given by Mr. Joseph Sayell Whinnet (a Dairy Farmer living at Toddington) in the Arbitration between Mrs. Warren Vernon and Mr Hugh Millar, 1906 (1 copy, plus draft).

[no title]  BML 10/74/6  1905-1909

Contents:
Correspondence: Lodge Farm, F. Bishop (tenant), 1905-1909 including valuation, agreements, feed schedules, inventory, named cattle list, supplies, invoices, etc. Letters relating to disagreement on property upkeep with notice from Ampthill Rural District Council threatening to remove permit to sell milk.

[no title]  BML 10/74/7  1906

Contents:
Correspondence: Lodge Farm, estimates, invoices for repairs and plumbing work by W.J. Sharpe of Ampthill, (plumber, gasfitter, glazier, decorator and gilder), letters on dispute over repairs under tenancy agreement, draft building state report, hedging and ditching account, Timber Invoice from George Norman (English and Foreign Timber Merchant) of Woburn, for hurdles, stakes and sacks; bundle includes 16 photographic Prints and Negatives of farm and buildings.

[no title]  BML 10/74/8  1909

Contents:
(i) Correspondence: Lodge Farm, goods and stock list, seizure notice for goods and chattels because of non payment of rent by F. Bishop1909
(ii) Correspondence: Toddington Manor Farm Estate 1909
(iii) Correspondence: Post tenancy repairs to Lodge Farm, Notice of Disease of Animals Act. Weekly return October 1908 scheduled area for Swine Fever Control, appointment of Valuer 1909

[no title]  BML 10/74/9  1909

Contents:
(i) Inventory and Valuation: Fixtures, Crops and Stock, Herne Poplars Farm, Mr. F.W. Paterson to Mr. T. Hurst1909
(ii) Sale Particulars: Herne Poplars Farm, Auction at Lion Hotel, Bedford July 31st 1909 with appointment of arbiters and map of property

[no title]  BML 10/74/10  1915-1919

Contents:
(i) Inventory and Valuation: of cultivations, hay, straw, fixtures and unexhausted improvements at Herne Farm with claims for cake and feedstuff
(ii) Catalogue: Live and Dead Farming Stock, Poultry Appliances together with implements and various effects. Auction at Herne Farm, Wednesday September 27th 1916
(iii) Correspondence: Herne Farm, including appointment of arbiter and valuer with billhead of J Perry, miller and corn merchant

[no title]  BML 10/74/11  1918

Contents:
Sale Particulars: freehold estate of house, homestead, arable pasture and orchard land at Herne Green Farm including house, butchers shop and two cottages in Toddington Town. Auction at the Corn Exchange, Leighton Buzzard, September 24th 1918

[no title]  BML 10/74/12  1918

Contents:
(i) Valuation: (and draft copies) of fixtures and straw etc. at Long Lane Farm, including notice of claim for arbitration1918
(ii) Lease Agreement: Draft of Indenture between Edith Georgina Warren-Vernon (Lessee) and Robert Addie (Lessor) with details of land at Long Lane Farm 1918
(iii) Correspondence: including valuation, negotiations at end of tenancy at Long Lane Farm of R. Addie with letter noting start of paperhanging and dilapidations 1918

[no title]  BML 10/74/13  1918

Contents:
Correspondence: including letter concerning three copyhold cottages in Church Square, Toddington and heriot claimed according to custom of the Manor was best live cattle or best household goods, draft particulars of sale

[no title]  BML 10/74/14  1918-1919

Contents:
(i) Schedule of dilapidation: accrued to farmhouse, hedges, fences and gates at Red Hills Farm1918
(ii) Lease Agreement: draft agreement between Mrs. E.G. Warren-Vernon (landlady) and Mr. John Hunt (tenant) for Red Hills Farm 1918
(iii) Inventory and Valuation: Draft Valuation of hay, straw, tillages and fixtures etc. at Red Hills Farm with notice of agricultural holdings claim and appointment of valuer 1918
(iv) Correspondence: concerning settlement at end of tenancy of Red Hills Farm, Toddington and miscalculation of hay caused by hay cart being hidden in hay stack 1919

[no title]  BML 10/74/15  1919

Contents:
Correspondence: concerning rejection of valuers to act for purchase of Cowbridge Farm

[no title]  BML 10/74/16  1924-1959

Contents:
(i) Salebook: Withington House and three cottages with outbuildings and small gardens 1924
(ii) Poster: sale poster (2 copies) Withington House and three cottages, outbuildings and one and half acres. Auction at Sow and Pigs Hotel, Toddington, May 2nd 1924
(iii) Salebook: with map, Long Lane Farm, House, Homestead and 178 acres of pasture and arable land. Auction at Sow and Pigs Hotel, Toddington, July 28th (2 copies)
(iv) Sale Particulars: (2 copies) Old Park Farm, with coloured maps and large scale map, farmhouse, homestead and 387 acres of arable and pasture land and detached house with garden and paddock extending to 4 acres. Auction at Sow and Pigs Inn, Toddington, February 25th 1932
(v) Salebook: with coloured map of gravel pit and market garden situate at Park Road. Auction at the Sow and Pigs Hotel, Toddington, September 14th 1932
(vi) Salebook: (2 copies) with coloured map, Hearn Farm and Park Closes comprising house, homestead and 119 acres of pasture and arable land. Auction at Sow and Pigs Hotel, Toddington, April 12th 1935
(vii) Sale Particulars: with map, Red Hills Farm, Toddington comprising farmhouse, outbuildings, model cowshed, 64 cows and 257 acres of land. Auction held at Sow and Pigs Hotel, Toddington, July 28th 1937
(viii) Sale Book: surplus building materials, agricultural implements and vehicles with draft copy and account of sale by direction of Mr. A.M. Wadsworth. Auction at the Sow and Pigs Hotel, Toddington, May 25th 1938
(ix) Inventory and Valuation: live and dead farming stock, Toddington Manor Farm, property of Colonel E.S. Skinner. Valuers: Stafford, Rogers and A.W. Merry Ltd. 30th September 1941
(x) Lease Agreement: Herne Willow Farm, Toddington, parties - Walter Wallace of St. Margaret's, Stevenage (landlord) and Ralph Hudson of Green Acres, Ashley Green, Chesham (tenant)1943
(xi) Sale Particulars: six brick and slated cottages 42-52 Princess Street, Toddington, house, shop and row of three brick and slated cottages at Hockliffe including account of sale. Auction at Sow and Pigs Hotel, Toddington, May 11th 1944
(xii) Sale Particulars: Accommodation Pasture Land of about 2 acres fronting Luton Road, Toddington, No. 461 on Ordnance Survey Map. Auction at the Bell Inn, Toddington, March 31st 1949
(xiii) Sale Particulars: (2 copies) 58 acres Grass Keeping in 3 lots, Long Lane, Toddington. Ordnance Survey Map Field Nos. 199, 300 and 200 for mowing, fields adjoining Home Farm. Auction at field gate, Long Lane, Toddington, April 21st 1949
(xiv) Sale Particulars: Grass Keeping 58 acres Long Lane, Toddington, Ordnance Survey Map field nos. 199, 300 and 200, fields adjoining Home Farm, Leighton Road. Auction at field gate, Long Lane, Toddington, April 27th 1951
(xv) Sale Particulars: Grass Keeping 58 acres Long Lane, Toddington, Ordnance Survey Map field nos. 199, 300 and 200 and fields adjoining Home Farm, Leighton Road. Auction at field gate, Long Lane, Toddington, April 24th 1952
(xvi) Sale Particulars: Smallingholding, The Red Rock, Luton Road, Toddington, with house, outbuildings and land extending to 15 acres. Auction at Town Hall, Toddington, October 15th 1959
(xvii) Sale Particulars: Catalogue of household furniture and effects, Wythington, Park Road, Toddington, property of Miss Brenda Hopwood (deceased). Auction October 22nd 1959 (2 copies) 1959

TOTTERNHOE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/75/1  1907

Contents:
(i) Poster: Printers Proof (Rush and Warwick, Printers, High Street and Market Square, Leighton Buzzard) of sale poster, with alterations marked, for arable land, 5 cottages, gardens, orchard and farm buildings with pair of cottages, orchard and meadow at Lower End, Totternhoe. Auction to be held at Sugar Loaf Hotel, Dunstable, April 24th 1907
(ii) Sale Particulars: draft particulars with printers proof (Rush, Warwick, Printers, Leighton Buzzard) and final copy for sale of freehold premises of James Purton (deceased). Auction to be held at Sugar Loaf Hotel, Dunstable, August 7th 1907
(iii) Correspondence: including letters between Bennion and Sons (on Town Clerk's stationery), A.W. Merry and Cumberland and Hopkins, discussing details regarding the disposal and arrangements for the sale of property at Lower End, Totternhoe, property of James Purton (deceased)1907

[no title]  BML 10/75/2  1914-1916

Contents:
(i) Correspondence: including letters between Mrs Frances Turvey of Lockington Charity Farm, Totternhoe, A.W. Merry, The War Department Land Agent of St. Albans and The Command Paymaster, Eastern Command, concerning a claim for damage to land by troops which included trenches and Field Firing 1915
(ii) Particulars of Application: to Defence of The Realm Losses Commission, by Mrs. Frances Turvey of Lockington Charity Farm, detailing size of fields, value of crop damage and estimated costs of damage caused in the Autumn, Winter and Spring 1914-1915 with draft copies of estimates 1915
(iii) Return of Market Prices: issued by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, for the selling prices of Fat Stock, Store Stock, Dead Meat, Provisions and Poultry etc. dated October 1915 and January 1916
(iv) Correspsondence: between the Defence of the Realm Losses Royal Commission, The War Office and Mrs. Frances Turvey of Lockington Charity Farm, Totternhoe, detailing the hearing date for a claim for Military Damage and the notification of the compensation awarded (as an Act of Grace)1916
(v) Invoice: carbon copy of account submitted to Mrs Frances Turvey on completion of claim for damage caused to land by Military Authorities at Lockington Charity Farm, dated March 1916

[no title]  BML 10/75/3  1918-1920

Contents:
(i) Valuation: copy valuation of household furniture and effects, for estate duty, of property belonging to Mrs. Frances Turvey (deceased) of Lockington Charity Farm 1918
(ii) Valuation: copy valuation of farming stock for estate duty purposes, property of Mrs. Frances Turvey (deceased)of Lockington Charity Farm 1918
(iii) Inventory and Valuation: of live and dead farming stock, hay, straw and tillages at Lockington Charity Farm from executors of Mrs. Frances Turvey (deceased) and Mr. T. Turvey 1918
(iv) Inventory and Valuation: (with draft copy) of household furniture and effects, property of Mrs. Frances Turvey (deceased) of Lockington Charity Farm, Totternhoe 1920
(v) Correspondence: concerning the valuation, for estate duty, of property belonging to Mrs. Frances Turvey (deceased)of Lockington Charity Farm 1920
(vi) Invoice: (2 carbon copies) of account for professional charges for the valuation of property of Mrs. Frances Turvey (deceased) of Lockington Charity Farm 1920

[no title]  BML 10/75/4  1935-1944

Contents:
(i) Correspondence: concerning the valuation and the granting of probate for the property of Jesse Bird (deceased)of Coombe Farm, a letter about Tithes payable to Queen Annes Bounty and also to Trinity College, Cambridge. Letters from William Simmons (millers and corn merchants) of Leighton Buzzard, Farmer and Stockbreeder Agricultural Gazette (with advertisement order form), confirmation of several auction sale lots to Capt. Beale of the Zoological Society, Whipsnade and a letterhead from Totternhoe Lime and Stone Co. Ltd., regarding a Town and Country Planning Application for extraction of chalk from land owned by the estate of Jesse Bird (deceased) 1935-44
(ii) Valuation of household furniture and effects at Coombe Farm, Totternhoe, property of Jesse Bird (deceased) 1937
(iii) Valuation: of live and dead farming stock, hay, corn, tillages and crops at Coombe Farm, Totternhoe, property of Jesse Bird (deceased) 1937
(iv) Valuations: for estate duty, of freehold properties at Coombe Farm, cottage and garden opposite, house, buildings and orchard, household furniture and live and dead farming stock, property of Jesse Bird (deceased) 1937
(v) Schedule: of articles of household furniture etc. at Coombe Farm, claimed by members of the family (Miss Audrey Bird, Miss Edna Bird, Miss Bessie Bird and Mrs. Bird) property of Jesse Bird (deceased) n.d.
(vi) Will: draft copy of the will and testament of Jesse Bird (deceased) 1937
(vii) Accounts: copy of accounts for executors and trustees of Jesse Bird (deceased) detailing amounts paid to Mrs. May Bird, Miss Edna Bird, Miss Bessie Bird and Miss Audrey Bird as a share of income from the estate 1938
(viii) Agreement: (draft) with maps for the excavation of chalk at Coombe Farm connected with the Chiltern Range Preservation Scheme between the executors of Jesse Bird (deceased) and Bedfordshire County Council 1938
(ix) Account of Income: statement of income to estate of Jesse Bird (deceased) detailing receipts and payments between 1941 and 1942

[no title]  BML 10/75/5  1907-1952

Contents:
(i) Sale Book: an allotment of arable land, 5 cottages with gardens and farm buildings and pair of cottages with orchard and meadow at Lower End, Toddington. Auction at Sugar Loaf Hotel, Dunstable, August 7th 1907
(ii) Poster: sale poster, Chiltern Cottage, Church End, Totternhoe, with garden outbuildings, orchard and paddock, occupied by Mr. H.T. Gurney. Auction at the Old Farm Inn, Totternhoe, July 1st 1909
(iii) Sale Book: Chiltern Cottage, Church End, Totternhoe, with garden, outbuildings, orchard and paddock occupied by Mr. Horton T. Gurney. Auction at Old Farm Inn, Totternhoe, July 1st 1909
(iv) Sale Particulars: Chiltern Cottage, Church End, Totternhoe, with garden, outbuildings, orchard and paddock occupied by Mr. Horton T. Gurney. Auction at Old Farm Inn, Totternhoe, July 1st 1909
(v) Poster: (2 copies) arable land known as Ditchlong, Lower End, Totternhoe, (near Stanbridge Station). Auction at the Old Farm Inn, Totternhoe, June 18th 1926
(vi) Sale Particulars: (2 copies) for arable land known as Ditchlong, Lower End, Totternhoe. Auction at the Old Farm Inn, Totternhoe, June 18th 1926
(vii) Sale Book: (with coloured map), arable land known as Ditchlong, Lower End, Totternhoe. Auction at The Old Farm Inn, Totternhoe, June 18th 1926
(viii) Agreement: (with map) for tenancy of 37 acres and buildings at Lower End, Totternhoe, between The Totternhoe Lime and Stone Company Limited and Mr. Richard Wood 1937
(ix) Poster: The White House, Lower End, Totternhoe, with garden, orchard and outbuildings, occupied by Mr. W.J. Twidell, to be sold at the direction of the executors of the late Mr. J. Bird. Auction at The Memorial Hall, Totternhoe, January 20th 1938 (2 copies) 1938
(x) Sale Book: (with map) The White House, Lower End, Totternhoe, with garden, orchard, and outbuildings, sold by direction of the executors of the late Mr. Jesse Bird. Auction at The Memorial Hall, Totternhoe, January 20th 1938
(xi) Sale Particulars: (draft copy) of licenced public house, The Old Farm Inn, Totternhoe n.d.
(xii) Sale Book: (3 copies) of the live and dead farming stock, agricultural implements and household furniture of the estate of Mr. Jesse Bird (deceased). Auction held on the premises at Coombe Farm, Totternhoe, on January 20th 1938
(xiii) Sale Particulars: corner residence with general store, garden, range of buildings and garage at 15 Church Street, Totternhoe, property owned by Miss L. Bliss. Auction held at the premises, August 16th 1945
(ivx) Sale Particulars: detached residence, with garden and range of buildings at 31 Church Road, Totternhoe. Property of the late Mr. A. Chapman. Auction held at the premises, February 7th 1946
(xv) Sale Book: (with inventory of poultry house), detached residence, with garden and range of buildings at 31 Church road, Totternhoe. Property of the late Mr. A. Chapman. Auction held at the premises February 7th 1946
(xvi) Sale Particulars: (2 copies) household furniture and effects with assortment of boot and shoe repairing tools. Property of the late Mr. A. Chapman. Auction held at the premises, 31 Church Road, Totternhoe, February 7th 1946
(xvii) Sale Particulars: (2 copies) Coombe Farm, Totternhoe, with house, buildings, pasture land, orchard, pasture and arable land and dwelling house at 181 Castle Road, Totternhoe. Property of the late Mr. Jesse Bird. Auction at the Co-operative Society Hall, Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, May 28th 1946
(xiix) Sale Book: with map of property at Coombe Farm, Middle End, Totternhoe, with account for sale of 6 lots, farm, pasture land, orchard, arable land, pasture land and a dwelling house at 181 Castle Hill Road with orchard. Auction held at Co-operative Society Hall, Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, May 28th 1946
(xix) Sale Particulars: (2 copies) of furniture and outside effects of property at 5 Furlong Lane, Totternhoe. Property of the late Mrs. Edith Muckleston. Auction at the premises March 27th 1952

TURVEY  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/76/1  1943

2 copies

Contents:
Sale Catalogue: catalogue of cattle, Suffolk Cross theaves (sheep), horses, Wessex sows, agricultural implements and machinery, property of Mr. Walter Maycock of Lodge Farm, Turvey. Auction at the premises, September 30th 1943

WESTONING  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/77/1  1908-1929

Contents:
(i) Agreement: between Captain Trevor Trevor-Battye (landlord) and Mr. William Cooper (tenant) for tenancy of Woodend Farm, Westoning, 1908
(ii) Billheads: various billheads and receipts for goods supplied to Mr. W. Cooper of Woodend Farm, Westoning, including; Perrin and Capener of St. Paul's Square, Bedford, Copping & Sibley of Ampthill, Arthur J. Smith of Houghton Regis, Richard Goodman of Ampthill, G. Rushbrooke of Ampthill, J. Perry of Harlington Mills, Ampthill and J.H. Green & Co. of Ampthill 1913-14
(iii) Billheads: various billheads and receipts for goods supplied to Mr. W. Cooper of Woodend Farm, Westoning, including J.H. Green & Co., Leighton Buzzard, Copping and Sibley of Ampthill, Richard Goodman of Flitwick Mill at Ampthill and Henry J. Humphries of Eversholt, Woburn 1914-15
(iv) Billheads: various billheads and receipts for goods supplied to Mr. W. Cooper of Woodend Farm, Westoning, including: Charles Franklin (coal merchant) of Bedford, Richard Goodman (miller and corn merchant) of Ampthill, Copping and Sibley of Ampthill, J.H. Green and Co. of Leighton Buzzard and Thomas Brantom & Co. (corn, forage, coke and coal merchants) of Leighton Buzzard 1915-16
(v) Claim: for cake and feeding stuffs for Woodend Farm, Westoning 1915-16
(vi) Valuation: (2 copies with drafts) of tillages, straw, hay, fixtures and unexhausted improvements at Woodend Farm, Westoning, from Mr. William Cooper to Capt. Trevor Trevor-Battye 1916
(vii) Correspondence: including letters between valuers, (Foll and Bawden of Woburn Sands and A.W. Merry of Leighton Buzzard) regarding a dispute over charges for repairs, to drains and cesspool, at Woodend Farm, Westoning, required after the outgoing tenant (Mr. Cooper) had vacated the premises and the valuation had been signed and agreed 1916-17
(viii) Account: carbon copy of account for professional charges for valuation etc. at the end of Mr. William Cooper's tenancy of Woodend Farm, Westoning n.d.
(ix) Valuation: (2 copies) live stock, plant and machinery and stock in trade of H.S. Deacon (family butcher) of High Street, Westoning 1928-29

WHIPSNADE  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/78/1  28th May 1862

Contents:
Sale Particulars: of arable and building land (in four lots) near Whipsnade, situated 3 miles from Dunstable and 7 miles from Hemel Hempstead with frontage on the road from Studham. Auction (by direction of Rev. J C Orlebar) at Saracens Head Inn, Dunstable.

[no title]  BML 10/78/2  1897

Contents:
Valuation: of live and dead farming stock, hay, straw, sanfoicorn and cultivations at Hill Farm, Whipsnade, from A. Macnamara (landlord) to Mr. E Bates (tenant).

[no title]  BML 10/78/3  1902

Contents:
(i) Valuation and Inventory: of household furniture and effects at Shortgrove Farm, Whipsnade (with draft copy) from Mr. William Pratt Stanbridge to Messrs. John and Heath Stanbridge, March 1902
(ii) Valuation and Inventory: of live and dead farming stock, hay, straw, corn and acts of cultivation at Shortgrove Farm, Whipsnade from Mr. William Pratt Stanbridge to Messrs. John and Heath Stanbridge, March 1902
(iii) Correspondence: including a statement by Aurther Walker Merry for presentation as evidence in court case (Stanbridge v. Stanbridge) to be heard at Luton County Court August 14th 1902

[no title]  BML 10/78/4  1904

Contents:
Valuation: of tenant right upon Dell Farm, Whipsnade, for ploughing and dung from Mr. Shadrach Hill to Messrs. Turvey and Haines, includes draft for Heads of Agreement between James Hain, J P Turvey and A Macnamara

[no title]  BML 10/78/5  1905-1910

Contents:
(i) Memorandum of Agreement:(draft copy) of partnership agreement between James Purton Turvey and James Haine of Whipsnade 1905
(ii) Valuation: of household furniture at City Farm, Whipsnade, property of James Purton (deceased), March 3rd 1910
(iii) Valuation: (with draft copy) of farming stock, City Farm, Whipsnade, property of James Purton Turvey (deceased), March 3rd 1910
(iv) Valuation and Inventory: (with draft copy) of live and dead farming stock, hay, corn, straw, cultivations and effects, property of Mr. James Purton Turvey (deceased), Dells Farm, Whipsnade, March 3rd 1910
(v) Valuation: of cultivations and hay etc. for Dells Farm, Whipsnade, from Messrs. Turvey and Hain to Mr. James Hain, Michaelmas 1910 (2 copies with drafts)
(vi) Valuation: of growing crop of rivets, wheat and cultivations in field under Old Hill Wood, Whipsnade, from the executors of Mr. J P Turvey (deceased) to Mr. H W Stanbridge (2 copies) March 1910
(vii) Correspondence: concerning settlement of accounts of Mr. J P Turvey (deceased) 1910

[no title]  BML 10/78/6  1911-1912

Contents:
(i) Valuation: of cultivations at Brick Kiln Farm, Whipsnade, Mr. E Lee to Mr. George Powdrill December 1911
(ii) Billheads: for goods supplied to Mr. E Lee, Brick Kiln Farm, including Income tax and Home Duty Statement 1911
(iii) Correspondence: concerning disagreement about valuation on transfer of Brick Kiln Farm to Mr George Powdrill from Mr. E Lee 1912

[no title]  BML 10/78/7  1917

Contents:
Taxes: income tax and house duty returns, Mr. G Powdrill, Brick Kiln, Farm, Whipsnade.

[no title]  BML 10/78/8  1899-1918

Contents:
(i) Agreement: tenancy of Hill Farm, Whipsnade, between A Macnamara (landlord) and E Bates (tenant) 6th November 1899
(ii) Inventory and Valuation: of hay and straw at Hill Farm, Whipsnade, from executors of the late Mr. E Bates to Messrs. Gray and Bates, Michaelmas 1917
(iii) Claim: under Agriculture Holdings Act, 1908 by Ada Stair (executor of the late E Bates) with details of claim and statement of expenses at the end of the tenancy of Hill Farm, Whipsnade 1917
(iv) Licence: Sale of Horses, Order 1917, issued by the Bedfordshire Agricultural Executive Committee for the sale of 9 horses, the property of Mr. E Bates of Hill Farm, Whipsnade 1917
(v) Correspondence: including claim for unnecessary disturbance of the tenancy of Hill Farm, Whipsnade, lodged on behalf of Mrs. Ada Stairs (executor of the late Mr. E Bates). 1917-18

[no title]  BML 10/78/9  1936

Contents:
Correspondence: from The Zoological Society, Whipsnade Park, concerning the availability for sale of 4 thorobred horses, to Messrs. Stafford, Rogers and Merry September 14th 1936

[no title]  BML 10/78/10  1929-37

Contents:
Correspondence: concerning property of E K Blyth of Chapel Farm, with references to Dell, Holly, Bennett, Bailey and Well Cottages and land owned by the National Trust at Whipsnade, included are details of negotiations for the sale of 3 acres of land at Whipsnade Green to the Zoological Society (for the creation of a Charabanc Park) by E K Blyth with maps and plans, together with details of road improvements proposed by Bedfordshire County Council on the approach roads to Whipsnade Park.

[no title]  BML 10/78/11  1941-1945

Contents:
(i) Agreement: tenancy agreement between the National Trust and Mr. C W Bates for land area of 28 acres at Whipsnade with copy of valuation of tenant right which was dispossessed from Mr Bates by the Bedfordshire War Agricultural Executive Committee 1941-44
(ii) Correspondence: concerning claims for compensation on behalf of Mr C W Bates of Hill Farm, Whipsnade and the National Trust to The Bedfordshire War Agricultural Committee by A W Merry, also matters relating to sale of 7 acres of land by Mr. Bates to Commander A R Mackewn R.N.R 1942-45

WILDEN  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/79/1  1933-1940

Contents:
(i) Map: of Crow Hill Farm, Wilden to be sold at Auction by Messrs. Swaffield and Son in conjunction with Messrs. W & H Peacock at Swan Hotel, Bedford, 8th July 1933
(ii) Agreement: for sale and purchase of Crow Hill Farm, Wilden, between Mr. H Pullen (vendor) and Mr. J Boulnois (purchaser) including map of farm property and schedule of fixtures and fittings included in the sale. 21st August 1934
(iii) Maps: (4 copies with variations) of Crow Hill Farm, Wilden, for sale at auction by Messrs. Stafford, Rogers & A W Merry Ltd.1940
(iv) Inventory and Valuation: of furniture, pictures, plate, plated articles, china, glass, etc. property of Mr. John Boulnois (deceased) of Crow Hill Farm 12th February 1940
(v) Poster: for sale of Residential and Agricultural Property, Crow Hill Farm, Wilden, including farm house, homestead and about 130 acres. Auction at The Swan Hotel, Bedford April 27th 1940
(vi) Sale Particulars: (2 copies) Crow Hill Farm, Wilden, including farm house, homestead and 130 acres of arable and pasture land. Auction at The Swan Hotel, Bedford April 27th 1940.
(vii) Inventory and Valuation: of live and dead farming stock, hay, straw, stores, fixtures, tillages, manure etc. from the executors of the late Mr. John Boulnois of Crow Hill Farm, to Mr. Gerald Wright May 10th 1940.
(viii) Apportionment: of payments and receipts between the executors of Mr. John Boulnois (deceased) and Mrs. M G Buolnois

WILSTEAD  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/80/1  1936-1963

Contents:
(i) Agreement: (with map) of tenancy for lease of Herrings Green Farm, in the Parish of Eastcotts, Wilstead, between Simon Whitbread Esq. of Southill (landlord) and Mr. Robert Barnes (tenant). May 27th 1936
(ii) Billheads: various billheads and receipts for goods supplied to Mr. R Barnes of Herrings Green Farm, Wilstead, including L W Vass Ltd., Conquest Mills, Ampthill, William Simmons, (miller and corn merchant) Leighton Flour Mills, Leighton Buzzard and R Quenby & Sons Ltd., (provender miller and grain merchants) of Bedford. 1940
(iii) Valuation: of fixtures, roots, young seeds, straw, hay, labour and unexhausted manurial values at Herrings Green Farm from Mr. Robert Barnes to Major Simon Whitbread. Incoming tenants Messrs. Costin Bros. Michaelmas 1942
(iv) Sale Particulars: catalogue of agricultural implements and machinery at Cross Roads Works, Wilstead. Auction at the premises 27th February 1963

WOBURN  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/81/1  1886

Contents:
Sale Book: of freehold fully licenced house known as The Magpie, (owned by Mr. J B Hill) with yard, stabling, large outbuildings and garden in the centre of Woburn. Auction by Hart and Son, on the premises February 19th 1886

[no title]  BML 10/81/2  1903

Contents:
Inventory and Valuation: (with draft copy) of live and dead farming stock, hay. corn, straw, cultivations and effects together with valuation of household furniture and effects of Speedwell Farm, Woburn, property of Mr. John Sear (deceased) March 27th 1903

[no title]  BML 10/81/3  1905

Contents:
Estimate of Damage: ( with draft copy) to a crop of Sainfoin Seeds by Deer at Birchmoor Farm, Woburn, in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Bailey July 31st 1905

[no title]  BML 10/81/4  1900-1907

2 copies

Contents:
(i) Schedule of Fixtures: for valuation at Birchmoor Farm, Woburn, with schedule of objections that the incoming tenant (Mr. Joseph Bailey) objects to take from (Mr Fountain) the Outgoing tenant September 29th 1900.
(ii) Agreement: copy of agreement (with agreement notes) by Mr. Joseph Bailey to hire Birchwood Farm, from His Grace The Duke of Bedford. 1900
(iii) Map: of Woburn and surrounding area including Woburn Park Estate, second edition 1901
(iv) Umpires Award: made by George Davys Edwards Wigley (umpire of Winslow,Bucks) of compensation and dilapidations between Mr. Fountain (outgoing tenant) and Mr. Bailey (incoming tenant) of Birchmoor Farm, Woburn 27th April 1901
(v) Valuation: (with draft copy) of fixtures, hay, straw roots and cultivations at Birchmoor Farm from Mr Joseph Bailey to His Grace The Duke of Bedford K.G. Michaelmas 1907
(vi) Measurements: of root crops and fallows on the Birchmoor Farm, Woburn, with account of Thomas Tring of Wavendon (measurer) to Mr. Merry 1907
(vii) Dilapidations: details of dilapidations to farm house and farm buildings at Birchmoor Farm, Woburn4th October 1907
(viii) Schedule of Repairs: (with rough plan of farm) to field gates etc. at Birchmoor Farm, for His Grace The Duke of Bedford, under direction of Charles Stonebridge, Clerk of the Works n.d.
(ix) Billheads: for goods supplied to Mr Joseph Bailey of Birchmoor Farm by Thomas Tompkins (wholesale and retail forage contractor) of Woburn and J H Green & Co. (maltsters, hop, corn & seed Merchants) of Leighton Buzzard. 1907
(x) Correspondence: detailing complaint about condition of farm at the end of Mr Baileys tenancy of Birchmoor Farm, Woburn from J R Eve & Son (acting on behalf of The Duke of Bedford and A W Merry acting on behalf of the Tenant 1907

[no title]  BML 10/81/5  1862-1916

Contents:
(i) Inventory and Valuation: of acts of cultivation roots, browse of hay, straw and fixtures etc. at the Utcoate Grange Farm, Woburn, from Mr. W G Duncombe to Mr. John Watson October 24th 1862
(ii) Agreement: of yearly lease of Utcoate Grange and Apesfield Farm from His Grace The Duke of Bedford K.G. to Mr John Watson. Michaelmas 1908
(iii) Claim: for cake and other feeding stuffs for Utcoate Grange farm. 1913-15
(iv) Inventory and Valuation: (with draft copies) of the buildings and fixtures on Utcoate Grange Farm for the executors of the late Mr. John Watson (the outgoing tenant) to Mr. Edmund Watson (the ingoing tenant). Michaelmas 1915
(v) Inventory and Valuation: of permanent pasture on Utcoate Grange Farm, Woburn, for the executors of the late Mr. John Watson (the outgoing tenant) and His Grace The Duke of Bedford K.G. (the landlord). Michaelmas 1915
(vi) Inventory and Valuation: (drafts and copy) of hay, straw, and roots at spending price, cultivations, young seeds, permanent pasture and fixtures at Utcoate Grange Farm, Woburn, for the executors of the late Mr. John Watson to His Grace The Duke Of Bedford. Michaelmas 1915
(vii) Correspondence: including notifications for appointment of arbiters for the end of tenancy of Utcoate Grange Farm by Mr. John Watson (deceased) 1915-16
(viii) Account: (carbon copy) to the executors of the late Mr John Watson for professional services in the valuation of Utcoate Grange Farm, Woburn 1916

[no title]  BML 10/81/6  1912-1920

Contents:
(i) Schedule: of fixtures to be taken by the tenant of Daltons Farm, Woburn. March 30th 1912
(ii) Valuation: of fixtures, hay, straw, roots and dilapidations for Daltons Farm, Woburn, from Mr. W Beasley to His Grace The Duke Of Bedford. MichaelmaS 1919
(iii) Correspondence: relating to claims at the end of tenancy of Daltons Farm by Mr Beasley including a counter claim for several deficiencies. 1919-20
(iv) Billhead: and receipt for goods supplied to Mr Beasley of Daltons Farm, Woburn, by Thomas Tompkins ( wholesale and retail forage contractor ) of Woburn and Wallace Johnson of Lidlington for the supply of soot.1920

[no title]  BML 10/81/7  1945

Contents:
Catalogue: of the live and dead farming stock, implements, machinery and household furniture of Cold Harbour Farm, Woburn.Auction at the premises by direction of Mr and Miss Short (who are leaving the Farm) 21st September 1945

WOBURN SANDS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/82/1  1928

Contents:
Map: of Hardwick Road, Woburn Sands, with plan of Greenwood Cottage.

WOOTTON  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  BML 10/83/1  1913-1915

Contents:
(i) Statement: of cropping (2 copies), Church and Berry Farms, Wootton. 22nd November 1913
(ii) Map: indicating fields and property at Church and Berry Farms, Wootton. 22nd November 1913
(iii) Statement: of evidence by Mr A W Merry indicating professional experience as a Land Agent and Valuer with the result of a farm condition inspection of Church and Berry Farms at 24th November 1913
(iv) Correspondence: concerning legal matters in case of Payne (the plaintiff)and Fiarcloth (the defendant) and the deposition of affidavits stating the condition of Church and Berry Farms, Wootton and legal opinion of action taken by agents of the landlord 1913-15
(v) Affidavit: (two draft copies) of statement made by Arthur Walker Merry to Mr Justice Sargant, The High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, giving professional evidence on behalf of the plaintiffs, (Sir Phillip Monoux Payne Bart, Charles Edward Leigh and Charles Townsend), as to the condition of Church and Berry Farms, Wootton, on 24th November 1913
(vi) Affidavit: (draft copy) of statement made by Robert Faircloth (defendant) of Church and Berry Farms, Wootton, presenting evidence countering the affidavits of Joseph Aurelius Weston, (acting on behalf of the plaintiffs), in the case of Payne v. Faircloth, to Mr. Justice Sargant, The High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, 25th November 1913
(vii) Schedule: of landlords claims under the agreement of tenancy dated 19th August 1912, in the matter of the bankruptcy of Robert Faircloth of Church and Berry Farms, Wootton. 19th February 1915
(viii) Memorandum: (incomplete) of landlords conditions for tenancy for agricultural holding. n.d.
(ix) Statement: of cultivations at Church and Berry Farms, Wootton, from Michaelmas 1913 untill landlord re-entered property.1915
(x) Newspaper Cutting: giving details of the judgement of His Honour Judge Wheeler, K.C. in the awarding of costs in favour of the trustee of Church and Berry Farm, Wootton, in the case of Harry Ball(trustee) v. Sir Phillip Payne and others (landlords) as a result of the bankruptcy of Robert Faircloth. April 21st 1915.

[no title]  BML 10/83/2  1912-1920

Contents:
(i) Map: of The Wootton Estate, Wootton. n.d.
(ii) Map: (2 copies) of Wootton illustrating Wootton House and Monoux Estates of Sir P M Payne Bart. 7th and 15th October 1912
(iii) Schedule: of The Monoux Estate, Wootton, belonging to the trustees of the late Sir Coventry Payne Bart, detailing a summary of rentals, acreages and annual outgoings for each part of the estate including, New Farm, Berrys Farm, Illings Close, Kempston Hardwicke, Hall End and Church End Cottages, County Council Smallholdings other property with tenants names. 19th October 1912
(iv) Valuation: (with draft copy) of the Monoux Estate, Wootton, giving details of its several parts and the valuers opinion of the state of repair. October 28th 1912.
(v) Correspondence: giving details of arrangement for valuation of Monoux Estate. Wootton, October 1912
(vi) Valuation: of the Monoux Estate, Wootton, giving details of a revised valuation for the trustees of the estate after some properties had been disposed of. 8th March 1920.

[no title]  BML 10/83/3  1918-1938

Contents:
(i) Valuation: of live and dead farming stock, farm produce and acts of agriculture etc. at Bourne End Farm and Top Farm, Wootton and Marston, from Mr. T H Barnard to Mr. J E White. 22nd June 1918
(ii) Schedule of Dilapidations: at Bourne End Farm and Top Farm prepared for Mrs. T H Barnard, of Kempston Hoo, by Mr. G C Walker (auctioneer, valuer and estate agent) 23rd May 1918
(iii) Sale Particulars: (2 copies) catalogue of livestock, dead farming stock, poultry, stacks of hay, clover and barley straw at Bourne End Farm, Wootton. Auction (by direction of Mr. John E White) on the premises October 4th 1937.
(iv) Sale Particulars: of Bourne End Farm (314 acres) Wootton and Top Farm, (98 acres) at Wootton and Marston.n.d.
(v) Statement: of outgoing claim by John E White (tenant) to Mrs Bertha Mary Barnard (landlord) for arable land, fixtures, tillages, temporary pasture, hay and straw at Bourne End nd Top Farm, Wootton. Michaelmas 1937
(vi) Arbitration Award: by L G Beardmore arbitrator of Huntingdon) between Bertha Mary Barnard (landlord) and John Edward White (outgoing tenant) of Bourne End Farm and Top Farm. 11th February 1938
(vii) Map: the property of Bourne End Farm and Top Farm. n.d.

[no title]  BML 10/83/4  1941-1950

Contents:
(i) Sale Particulars: ( 2 Copies) incuding arable and pasture land, dwelling house and farm premises at Hoo Farm. Auction by direction of the executors of the late Thomas Stanton, on 19th July at The Swan Hotel, Bedford. 1941
(ii) Sale Particulars: (2 copies) of smallholding Folly Farm, Keely, Wootton, with 9 acres, farm house and outbuildings. Auction (by direction of Mr. T D Boyles) at estate sale room, 80 High Street, Bedford, 22nd April 1950.

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