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Reference D/EX 1201-1300
Covering dates 1657-2000
Held by Berkshire Record Office
Extent 91 Sub-fonds
Conditions of access Records are open for consultation unless otherwise indicated
Creators Berkshire Record Office

Contents:
Miscellaneous unofficial collections deposited in Berkshire Record Office



Berkshire Education Committee school attendance medal  D/EX 1201  n.d. [1906-1914]

1 Item

Source of acquisition: Presented in April 1993 (acc. 5222)


Administrative history:
In October 1904 the School Attendance Sub-committee resolved to start a scheme to provide certificates and medals for regular school attendance. During 1905 Mr H G Willink (a member of the Education Committee and School Attendance Sub-committee) designed the medals and arranged to have them cut by Mr F Bowcher and struck by Mappin and Webb. The medals were awarded to pupils, who had been neither absent nor late during the whole of one school year, from 1906 until at least 1914

Berkshire Education Committee school attendance medal awarded to Leonard Barefoot  D/EX 1201/1  n.d. [1906-c.1914]

1 Item

Records of the South Whitley Neighbourhood House  D/EX 1202  1980-1993

3 bdls

Source of acquisition: Deposited in April 1993 (acc. 5229)


Administrative history:
South Whitley Neighbourhood House was set up during the 1970s as an additional community facility and meeting place for the growing population in the Whitley area. It continued to operate throughout the 1980s and finally closed in September 1992, when its activities and part-time worker were transferred to the Whitley Wood Community Centre

South Whitley Neighbourhood House Management Committee: Minutes, June 1980 - April 1991  D/EX 1202/1  1980-1991

1 bdl

South Whitley Neighbourhood House Management Committee: Annual accounts, April 1986 - September 1992  D/EX 1202/2  1986-1992

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes accounts presented on the date of the House's closure, 30th September 1992

South Whitley Neighbourhood House Management Committee: Miscellaneous papers  D/EX 1202/3  n.d. [1985-1993]

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes papers relating to the origins and workings of the House, and copies of the revised constitution of the Management Committee, 1987

Sale catalogue and plan of the Oakash estate, Chaddleworth  D/EX 1205  1993

1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Presented in May 1993 (acc. 5258)


Sale catalogue of the Oakash estate, Chaddleworth  D/EX 1205/1/1-3  1993

1 bdl

Contents:
Comprising 564 acres and including house, grounds, farm buildings, 6 cottages, studio flat, paddocks and farm land. Includes colour photographs of buildings and land, separate coloured plan (D/EX 1205/1/2) and related paper (D/EX 1205/1/3) (3 docs)

25" to the mile Ordnance Survey maps  D/EX 1206  1912

8 docs

Source of acquisition: Presented in May 1993 (acc. 5233)


Sheet XIII.6  D/EX 1206/1  1912

1 doc

Sheet XIV.6  D/EX 1206/2  1912

1 doc

Sheet XIV.7  D/EX 1206/3  1912

1 doc

Sheet XIV.12  D/EX 1206/4  1912

1 doc

Sheet XIV.15  D/EX 1206/5  1912

1 doc

Sheet XX.5  D/EX 1206/6  1912

1 doc

Sheet XX.7  D/EX 1206/7  1912

1 doc

Sheet XXI.10  D/EX 1206/8  1912

1 doc

Sale catalogues  D/EX 1207  1972-1980s

4 Bundles

Source of acquisition: Presented in May 1993 (acc. 5240)


Contents:
Sale catalogue and plan of property in White Waltham, 1972 (1 bdl); sale catalogue and plan of Park Farm, Binfield, 1980 (1 bdl); sale catalogue of Shepherds Cottage in Curridge, Chieveley, n.d. [1980s], (1 bdl); sale catalogue of Heathercote House in Silchester Common, Hants, n.d. [1980s], (1 bdl)

Sale catalogue of former officers' mess, with outbuildings, smithy and land, in White Waltham  D/EX 1207/1/1-3  1972

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes separate coloured plan (D/EX 1207/1/2) and related paper (D/EX 1207/1/3) (3 docs)

Sale catalogue of Park Farm, in Binfield  D/EX 1207/2/1-3  1980

1 bdl

Contents:
Comprising 2 houses, 3 cottages, flat, farm buildings and about 209 acres of arable and pasture land. Includes separate coloured photographs (D/EX 1207/2/1) and plan (D/EX 1207/2/3) (3 docs)

Sale catalogue of Shepherds Cottage, in Curridge, Chieveley  D/EX 1207/3/1  n.d. [1980s]

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes coloured photographs (2 items)

Sale catalogue of Heathercote House, in Silchester Common, Hants  D/EX 1207/4/1-2  n.d. [1980s]

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes related paper (D/EX 1207/4/2) and coloured photographs (3 items)

Newbury Municipal Charity records, probate will of Miriam Geater, Kintbury; Speen deed; Newbury deed  D/EX 1208  1872-1921

1 bdl, 1 vol, 3 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in June 1993 (acc. 5251)


Newbury Municipal Charities  [no ref. or date]

Report, with plans by J.H. Money (architect and surveyor), on the possible sale of various pieces of charity property  D/EX 1208/1/1  1873

1 vol

Contents:
Annotated by Henry Burke Godwin, Secretary of Newbury Municipal Charities, 1874-1895

Agreement for sale  D/EX 1208/2/1-3  1877-1878

1 bdl

Contents:
Charity Commission authority and conveyance, from Kendrick's Charity to Broome Pinniger of an office, stable, coach house, yard and garden, near Market Place, Newbury (3 docs)
This property is one of those described in the report of 1873, D/EX 1208/1/1

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Probate copy of the will of Miriam Geater, spinster of Kintbury  D/EX 1208/3/1  1872

1 doc

Declaration of trusts and indemnity relating to Speen Hill House, Speen  D/EX 1208/4/1  1901

1 doc

Conveyence of several pieces of land at Wash Common, Newbury  D/EX 1208/5/1  1921

1 doc

Contents:
Being numbers 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110 and 111 on the Wash Common Inclosure award, 1855). (With plan)

Minutes, accounts and miscellaneous papers of Hurst Bowling Club  D/EX 1209  1905-1987

3 vols; 1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1993 (acc. 5257; acc. 5265)


Minutes, September 1934-October 1951  D/EX 1209/1  1934-1951

1 vol

Contents:
Includes minutes of the annual general meeting, 1935-1939 and 1941-1950, secretary's report, 1936, with newspaper and magazine cuttings relating to Berkshire Bowling Club events

Minutes, February 1964-April 1993  D/EX 1209/2  1964-1993

1 vol

Contents:
Includes minutes of the annual general meeting, 1964-1992, chairman's report, 1982, 1988 and 1990-1992, captain's report, 1983-1988 and 1990-1992, and report of the Greens committee, 1983

Accounts, comprising income and expenditure accounts and annual balance sheets  D/EX 1209/3  1949-1986

1 vol

Contents:
Includes (at the end of the volume), lists of members, 1956-1962 and 1964 and lists of patrons, 1962 and 1964. (From 1970 to 1986, accounts relating to individual members, and Green Upkeep accounts, are recorded separately at the end of the volume)

Letters from W.G. Grace  D/EX 1209/4/1-3  1905

1 bdl

Contents:
Relating to bowls matches played at Crystal Palace between Hurst and London County Bowling Clubs, 1905; copy photograph of W.G. Grace playing bowls at Hurst, 1905
4 items

[no title]  D/EX 1209/5/1-2  1945

1 bdl

Contents:
Newspaper cuttings relating to money raised by Hurst Bowling Club for the Royal Berkshire Hospital
2 docs

[no title]  D/EX 1209/6/1-2  1952; n.d. [1970s]

1 bdl

Contents:
Menu, 1952, and copy menu, 1951, from Hurst Bowling Club annual dinners
2 docs

Photograph of members of Hurst Bowling Club at Chelsea Hospital  D/EX 1209/7  1965

1 doc

[no title]  D/EX 1209/8/1-4  1987

1 bdl

Contents:
Letter and other papers relating to Hurst Bowling Club 240th anniversary games, 1987
4 docs

[no title]  D/EX 1209/9/1-2  n.d. [1950s-1960s]

1 bdl

Contents:
Hurst Bowling Club rules and revised rules
2 docs

Deeds and papers relating to Greenham, Winkfield, New Windsor, Kintbury, Childrey and Sutton Courtenay  D/EX 1210  1656-1939

3 bdls, 4 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in July 1993 (acc. 5259); June 1994 (acc. 5449); August 1997 (acc. 6087)


Correspondence, sale particulars, coloured plans, agreements and other papers relating to the estate of Charles Cook Esq, known as Greenham Dairy Farm  D/EX 1210/1  1872-1891

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes schedule of documents, 1872-1891, relating to the farm, 1891, sale particulars of no. 78 Northbrook Street, Newbury, 1873 and plans showing the proposed site for the Newbury pumping station, 1890

Correspondence and papers relating to the sale, maintenance and administration of Newington House and land, Winkfield  D/EX 1210/2  1936

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes coloured plan

Mortgage of a tenement, yard, garden and and backside in Sheet Street, New Windsor, and of two barns in Sheet Street, New Windsor, lying against the [Sheet Street] almshouses  D/EX 1210/3  1656

1 doc

Conveyance of life assurance policy by Henry William Mackrill, baker and shop keeper of Kintbury, to Edward Arman Bance, builder of Ball Hill, East Woodhay, Hants  D/EX 1210/4  1889

1 doc

Schedule of documents relating to the title of H. Balfour Gardiner to the Cantorist House and cottages in Childrey, 1832-1932  D/EX 1210/5/1-2  1932

1 bdl

Conveyance of the Mill House, with the remains of the paper mill formerly known as The Sutton Courtenay Paper Mill, and land at Down End, Sutton Courtenay. With location plans  D/EX 1210/6  1939

1 doc

Bond of Richard Nash of New Windsor, gentleman, to observe covenants of a bargain and sale of the same date  D/EX 1210/7  1657

1 doc

Contents:
Parties identical with those of D/EX 1210/3; possibly the property is the same mortgaged in that deed in 1656

Transcripts and copies relating to the Barkham area (1220-1992)  D/EX 1211  1993-2001

8 vols, 29 bdls, 37 files, 1 pamphlet, 7 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in July 1993 (accs. 5260 and 5268); September 1993 (acc. 5289); October 1993 (acc. 5312); January 1994 (acc. 5351); March 1994 (acc. 5400 and 5409); April 1994 (acc. 5426); May 1994 (acs. 5432 and 5435); June 1994 (acc. 5457); November 1994 (acc. 5534); December 1994 (acc. 5552); January 1995 (acc. 5565); February 1995 (acc. 5586); March 1995 (acc. 5605); April 1995 (acc. 5616); June 1995 (accs. 5630 and 5643); July 1995 (acc. 5651); September 1995 (acc. 5664); November 1995 (accs. 5687 and 5717), December 1995 (acc. 5732); January 1996 (acc. 5749); March 1996 (acc. 5774); April 1996 (acc. 5793 and 5801); May 1996 (acc. 5817); June 1996 (acc. 5836); July 1996 (acc. 5855); September 1996 (acc. 5892); October 1996 (acc. 5912); December 1996 (acc. 5933); January 1997 (acc. 5967); February 1997 (acc. 5990); April 1997 (acc. 6032); May 1997 (acc. 6058); June 1997 (acc. 6070); August 1997 (acc. 6089); September 1997 (acc. 6105); October 1997 (acc. 6125); December 1997 (acc. 6157); March 1998 (acc. 6201); April 1998 (acc. 6217); May 1998 (acc. 6236); July 1998 (acc. 6278); August 1998 (acc. 6286); October 1998 (acc. 6301); December 1998 (acc. 6343); January 1999 (acc. 6374); February 1999 (acc. 6388); March 1999 (acc. 6413); May 1999 (acc. 6439 and 6448); July 1999 (accs 6470 and 6479); August 1999 (acc. 6493); September 1999 (acc. 6510); November 1999 (acc. 6526); December 1999 (acc. 6539); January 2000 (acc. 6547); October 2000 (acc. 6632); January 2001 (acc. 6686); March 2001 (acc. 6713); April 2001 (acc. 6737); June 2001 (acc. 6786); September 2001 (acc. 6837)


Transcript of Barkham churchwardens' presentments, 1666-1837  D/EX 1211/1/1  1993

1 bdl

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A2/C.103

Transcripts relating to Barkham rectors and patrons, 1315-1663, and list of rectors and patrons, 1220-1992  D/EX 1211/2/1  1993

1 vol

Contents:
Compiled from various sources

Photocopies of parish magazines  D/EX 1211/3/1  1993

1 vol

Contents:
Barkham, Bearwood and Swallowfield magazine, March 1888; Barkham and Swallowfield magazines, April-December 1888 and Barkham and Swallowfield parish magazines, 1895-1898, 1901 (May and October missing) and 1902-1904

The Revd P H Ditchfield (Rector of Barkham, 1886-1930): photocopies of published biographical notes and extracts from his writings, 1899-1941  D/EX 1211/4/1  1993

1 vol

Transcript of release from William Pitt of Binfield to Edward Wise of Wokingham of Barkham Manor and estate, 1757  D/EX 1211/5/1  1993

1 vol

Contents:
With list of title deeds extracted from deed of covenant between the same parties, 1758
BRO refs: D/EFA/T9 and D/ER/T5

Manors of Arborfield and Barkham  D/EX 1211/6/1  1994

1 vol

Contents:
Transcripts of Barkham estreats, 1593; Arborfield and Barkham quit rents, 1594 and Barkham quit rents, 1604, 1616, 1623 and 1686
BRO ref: D/EFO/M3 (part)

Transcript of Barkham parish register, 1741-1812 (indexed)  D/EX 1211/7/1  1994

1 vol

Contents:
With notes on the inhabitants of the parish in (? 1782), 1785 and 1788 compiled by the incumbent, the Revd. David Davies
B.R.O. ref: D/P 13/1/2; Davies MSS, Nuffield College Library, Oxford

Photocopy of photograph of the Revd. P.H. Ditchfield, Rector of Barkham, in Church Lane, Barkham, 1920s  D/EX 1211/8/1  1994

1 doc

Contents:
From an original photograph in private possession

Photocopy of sale particulars of the Barkham Square estate, with plan, 1831  D/EX 1211/9/1  1994

1 bdl

Contents:
From an original in private possession

Transcript of bonds by Jane Miller of Barkham to perform covenants, 1704 and 1708  D/EX 1211/10/1  1994

1 bdl

Contents:
B.R.O. refs: D/ER T7/4/1-2

Transcript of an assignment of rights in wasteland in Barkham, 1786, and of a final concord relating to property in Barkham, 1789  D/EX 1211/11/1-2  1994

1 bdl

Contents:
Both being conveyed to Harry Fonnereau of Street End, Kent
B.R.O. refs: D/ER T7/6/1-2

Transcript of Barkham entries in Kelly's and other local directories, 1842-1939  D/EX 1211/12/1  1991

1 doc

Contents:
B.R.O. library

Edward Murray Sturges (1859-1934) of Barkham Square  D/EX 1211/13/1-2  1994

1 bdl

Contents:
Photocopies of printed biography, c.1910, and obituary notices, 1934

Photocopy of notice of sale of live and dead stock at Barkham Square farm, 1859  D/EX 1211/14/1  1994

1 doc

Abstracts and transcripts of fines and recoveries relating to land in Barkham, 1252-1821  D/EX 1211/15/1  1994

1 vol

Contents:
Public Record Office

Transcript of deeds of Mrs Alice Allwright's Charity to the poor of Barkham and the liberty of Newland, Hurst, 1749-1805  D/EX 1211/16/1  1994

1 vol

Contents:
B.R.O. refs: D/P 13/25/1/1-8

Calendar of Berkshire deeds from the Kingsmill Estate Papers in Hampshire Record Office (part I)  D/EX 1211/17/1  1994

1 File

Contents:
The deeds relate to property in Arborfield, Barkham, Hurst, Shinfield, Sonning (including Earley) and Whitley in Reading, c.1292-1528; Cookham and Bray, 1511; Chieveley, Greenham, Newbury and Shaw, 1569-1743; Barkham, 1756

Calendar of Berkshire deeds from the Kingsmill Estate Papers in the Hampshire Record Office (part II)  D/EX 1211/17/2  1994

1 File

Contents:
The deeds relate to property in Arborfield, Barkham, Hurst and Sonning (including Earley), 1337-1768

Transcripts from the log book of Arborfield, Barkham and Newland C of E Junior School, 1892, 1908, 1911. (10 pp)  D/EX 1211/18/1  1944

1 doc

Barkham: a historical review of a Berkshire Parish, 1952-1990, Richard Noble et al  D/EX 1211/19/1  [n.d.]

1 Pamphlet

Transcript of the proceedings in Chancery relating to the estate of Robert Bullock of Barkham deceased, 1593  D/EX 1211/20/1  1994

1 File

Contents:
The case was brought by the daughters of Robert Bullock against Margaret, his second wife and widow, alleging that the latter had used improper influence to gain part of the inheritance in contravention of a bond previously executed

Transcript of churchwardens' presentments made at the archdeacons' visitations, 1666-1837  D/EX 1211/21/1  1994

1 File

Transcript of deeds of the Barkham Manor estate, 1825-1909  D/EX 1211/22/1  1994

1 File

Contents:
One of the documents transcribed, a schedule of deeds, traces the title to 1787 [see D/EX 1211/25/1 for transcript of this deed
Includes schedules and photocopies of plans of property conveyed
BRO ref: D/EWL T10

Transcript of release by the trustees of Barkham Manor and property in the parishes of Barkham, Binfield, Warfield and Wokingham, 1778  D/EX 1211/23/1  1994

1 File

Contents:
Includes separate schedule of property and tenants (information extracted from main text), and personal names index
BRO ref: D/EFA T9/13
Includes, at back, photocopies of private Act of Parliament (15 Geo.III [1775]) appointing trustees of the estate; and of advertisement of the sale of the Binfield Manor Estate from the Reading Mercury, 20 May 1776

Transcript of the will of the Revd David Davies, Rector of Barkham, 1818; codicil, note of probate and affidavits, 1819  D/EX 1211/24/1  1995

1 doc

Contents:
Public Record Office ref: PROB 11 1614/132 Box 4426. Includes personal names index; photocopy of an obituary of Mr Davies from the Reading Mercury, 15 February 1819; and photocopy of advertisement of the sale of his household effects, from the Reading Mercury, 1 March 1819

Transcript of Chancery enrolled copy of conveyance of the Barkham Manor estate, 1787  D/EX 1211/25/1  1995

1 File

Contents:
This deed is the earliest recited in the schedule of deeds transcribed in D/EX 1211/22/1
Includes personal names index and schedule of property and tenants
Public Record Office ref: C54/6809

Will and deeds  D/EX 1211/26/1  1995

1 File

Contents:
Transcript of the will of William Waterman of Southwark, Surrey, 1733, with personal names index and analysis of contents; and transcript of deeds of the Barkham Manor estate, 1756-1758, with personal names index
BRO refs: D/ER F92, T5

Transcript of a grant of the advowson of Barkham rectory and of Biggs Farm, Barkham, 1843, endorsed with a subsequent conveyance of the advowson, 1864  D/EX 1211/27/1  1995

1 doc

Contents:
Biggs (formerly Butts) Farm, which included a moated farmhouse, was located on the site of Arborfield Garrison
BRO ref: D/EWL T1

Transcript of Chancery proceedings in the case of Richard Wollascott, Dorothy Wollascott, widow of Thomas Bullock, and Anthony Dewe vs William Bullock, 1597  D/EX 1211/28/1  1995

1 File

Contents:
The case was brought by Anthony Dewe as sub-tenant of Dorothy Wollascott, to enforce her rights of dower in the manor of Barkham, against William Bullock, brother of her deceased first husband
Includes personal names index and glossary of legal terms
Public Record Office ref: C2 ELIZ/W. 19/60

Farming leases  D/EX 1211/29/1  1995

1 File

Contents:
Transcripts of farming leases of a farm near Coppid Hill, in Barkham, 1756 (reserving the right for the lessor to hunt, hawk or pursue game); of Butts Farm, Barkham, and Longmore Farm, Finchampstead, 1753 and 1776; of a farm near Langley Common, in Barkham, 1797 and 1802; and of a farm near Barkham parish church, cottages called Burgesses, Bisleys, a cottage opposite Marshalls farmhouse, and a fishpond on Langley Common, all in Barkham, 1802
Includes covenants relating to farming practices
Hampshire Record Office ref: 19M61 No 772; (BRO refs: D/ER T6/1/1-2, T6/2/1-2)

Miscellaneous Barkham transcripts  D/EX 1211/30  1993-1995

1 bdl

Transcript of Chancery proceedings in the case of Francis Kempe vs Edmond Heyford, concerning a disputed lease of land in Barkham, 1576  D/EX 1211/30/1  1993-1995

Contents:
Public Record Office ref: C2 ELIZ/K2/9

Transcripts of four abstracts of deeds of land called Rockinghams and other property in Barkham, 1648-1687/8  D/EX 1211/30/2  1993-1995

Contents:
BRO ref: R/D 134, uncatalogued

Transcript  D/EX 1211/30/3  1993-1995

Contents:
Transcripts of visitations of the parish of Barkham by the Revd Arthur Onslow, archdeacon of Berkshire, 1786; the Rural Dean of Berkshire, 1812; and the Revd James Randall, archdeacon of Berkshire, 1855 and 1859; and transcript of application to the Incorporated Church Building Society for assistance towards the rebuilding of the church, 1859
BRO refs: D/EX 1324/1; D/P 85/28/23; Wiltshire Record Office ref: D1/21/2; Lambeth Palace library ref: 1CBS 5466)

Description of medieval moated sites  D/EX 1211/30/4  1995

Contents:
Church Cottages and Moat House (formerly Biggs Farm), in Barkham; Kenney's Farm, Maggs Green, Arborfield; Moat House, Sheepbridge Court, Swallowfield; Beaumy's Castle, Beech Hill; a moated site and fishponds built by the Perkins family, Ufton Nervet; and Moathouse Cottage, Sulhamstead Abbots
Includes plans of sites
Compiled by the Berkshire Field Research Group

Transcripts of lay subsidy rolls for the parish of Barkham  D/EX 1211/31/1  1994

1 doc

Contents:
For the following years :-
16 Henry VIII [1524-5]; 36 Elizabeth I [1593-4]; 44 Elizabeth I [1601-2]; 21 James I [1623-4]; 4 Charles I [1628]; 16 Charles I [1640]; and 17 Charles I [1641]
Public Record Office ref: E179 73/141

Transcripts of documents relating to the probates of Francis Booth and Edward Chandler of Barkham  D/EX 1211/32  1995

1 File

Transcripts and photocopies of the will and inventory (1592) and probate accounts (1594) of Francis Bowthe [Booth] of Barkham, gent, and analysis of the will  D/EX 1211/32/1  1995

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/41/29

Photocopy of the entry for the Bowthe family of Reading from the Visitation of Berkshire, 1566, and the Booth family of Arborfield, 1665-6  D/EX 1211/32/2  1995

Transcripts and photocopies of the will and inventory of Edward Chandler of Barkham, tanner [son in law of Francis Booth], 1592/3, and analysis of will  D/EX 1211/32/3  1995

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/53/33

Transcript of Chancery proceedings  D/EX 1211/33/1  1995

1 File

Contents:
In the case of Edmond Standen vs Thomas Bullock, William Bullock, Edward Bullock, Edward Combes, Hugh Hare, Nicholas Mead and others, concerning Arborfield and Barkham manors, 1589-1595
Includes details of creditors of Thomas Bullock, 1585/6, and the text of a 1586 bargain and sale to make a tenant to the precipe and lead the uses of a common recovery of the manors [later declared fraudulent]
The property included land in Arborfield, Barkham, Finchampstead, Hurst, Shinfield and Wokingham
Personal names index
The 1586 deed formed the root of William Bullock's claim to the property
See also T/A 132
Public Record Office refs: C3/229/22; E33/79-82, 85-86

Transcript of various Chancery proceedings concerning the same dispute as D/EX 1211/33/1  D/EX 1211/34/1  1996

1 File

Contents:
Includes summary of the dispute between the Standen and Bullock families over the title to the manors, 1589-1662, and of the subsequent history of the property to 1730. Personal names index
Public Record Office refs: C2 ELIZ/B.8/26; C2 EL1Z/B.21/12; C2 EL1Z/S. 12/60; C33/74, 97-98

Thomas Bullock vs. George Bullock  D/EX 1211/34/1/1  1586/7-1587

William Bullock vs. Edward Combes and Nicholas Meade  D/EX 1211/34/1/2  1594

Edmond Standen vs. William Bullock  D/EX 1211/34/1/3  1599

Edmond Standen vs. Thomas Bullock (minor)  D/EX 1211/34/1/4  1600

Edmond Standen vs. William Kingsmill, Thomas Kingsmill and William Bullock  D/EX 1211/34/1/5  1600

Transcripts (and translation of Latin deed) of deeds and probates concerning land in Barkham and Wokingham, 1579-1677/8  D/EX 1211/35/1  1996

1 File

Contents:
Lands conveyed consisted of:
Barkham: messuage and four acres of land called Kewes (1580) or Rowes (1677), abutting Kegham Copse and Langley Common; Langleyes Piddle, abutting Langley Common; and land in the common fields
Wokingham: a tenement in Wokingham High Street (1579 only); one (later three) closes of pasture (7, later, 9 acres) called Hagsisters or Haggisters, abutting the road from Barkham to Hurst, and Dowles Grove; a barn, orchard and close (7 acres) called Emericks or Emeryes; three closes (8 acres) called Mundayes; two meadows (2 acres) called Mundayes Meades; and a piddle (3/4 acre) called the Common Orchard
Includes probates of William Holloway of Barkham, gentleman, and Mary Holloway of Barkham, widow, both 1677
Earliest deed recites will of William Planner the elder of Wokingham, 1569
Personal names index
B.R.O. ref: D/EFa T4/1-2, 19-20, 26-27, 29

Miscellaneous Barkham transcripts and photocopies  D/EX 1211/36  1995

1 bdl

Transcript  D/EX 1211/36/1  1995

Contents:
Transcript of bargain and sale with feoffment of three acres of land abutting the lane from Longmoor to Langhurst Common, a close (2 acres) called Dorkins abutting Longmoor, and 1 acre in the Acre Ley [common field], all in Barkham, 1648
B.R.O. refD/ER T179

Transcript  D/EX 1211/36/2  1995

Contents:
Transcripts of deeds of three closes (9 acres) called Rockinghams, near Longmoor, and a close (2 acres) near Barkham Field Gate, by the church, all in Barkham, 1684-1687/8, and of three closes called Upper Rayes, Lower Rayes, and Broadacre, and 4 acres of meadow called Anberwoods, all in Sonning, 1678/8
B.R.O. ref L D/ER T180

Transcript  D/EX 1211/36/3  1995

Contents:
Transcript of deed to create a tenant to the precipe and lead the uses of a common recovery of a messuage and 8 acres of land (not identified), and 12 acres of land called Champions Hills or Hill ground, in Arborfield; and of a messuage and land (part called Woodhatches) in Barkham; 1689
British Library ref: Additional Charter 38511

Transcript  D/EX 1211/36/4  1995

Contents:
Transcript of copy (1748) of agreement to assign the leases of two farms in Arborfield, Barkham, Hurst and Wokingham, 1745
British Library ref: Additional Mss 28,672: Collections for the History of the County of Berks by John Richards F.S.A. vol. XIII

Photocopies  D/EX 1211/36/5  1995

Contents:
Photocopies of press cuttings from the Reading Mercury (Barkham advertisements, reports of crimes and a royal hunt, and obituary of the Revd. David Davis, rector of Barkham, 1819), 1768-1819

Transcript of bill of complaint in Chancery case of Charles Bothe vs. Thomas Bullock, 1538  D/EX 1211/37/1/1-8  1996

1 bdl

Contents:
The case concerned three crofts and a parcel of woodland called Southlands in Arborfield conveyed in the fifteenth century to Charles Bothe's great-uncle William Barowe by Robert Bullock

Transcript of proceedings of the Committee of Indemnity and the Commissioners for Indemnity  D/EX 1211/38/1  1996

1 File

Contents:
Concerning Edward Bullock's petition to Parliament for the recovery of Arborfield and Barkham manors from William Standen, 1650-1653, and photocopies of printed tracts concerning the case
Indexed Public Record Office refs: SP 24/7-8, 10-15, and others not given
Includes list of tracts by William Ball of Barkham (at the British Library), 1642-1659

Transcripts and photocopies of Barkham probate records, 1425-1559  D/EX 1211/39/1  1996

1 File

Will of Thomas Barowe of Barkham, gentleman, 1505 (proved 1507)  D/EX 1211/39/1/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
Public Record Office ref: PROB 11/15

Will of Thomas Fynch of Barkham, turner, 1532  D/EX 1211/39/1/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/1/185

Will of Richard Bullock of Barkham, [gentleman], 1534  D/EX 1211/39/1/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/1/276

Will of John White of Barkham, bell founder, 1551 (proved 1552)  D/EX 1211/39/1/4  [n.d.]

Will and inventory of John Balsam of Barkham, 1554  D/EX 1211/39/1/5  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/39/69

Will of Edmund Haiford of Barkham, yeoman, 1555  D/EX 1211/39/1/6  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/7/104

Will of Robert Bullok of Arborfield, 1405  D/EX 1211/39/1/7  [n.d.]

Contents:
P.C.C. will transcribed c.1905 [perhaps since lost]

Will of Thomas Bullocke of Arborfield, esq., 1557 (proved 1558)  D/EX 1211/39/1/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
P.C.C. will transcribed c.1905 [perhaps since lost]

Will and inventory of Edward Ball of Barkham, 1558  D/EX 1211/39/1/9  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/39/136

Will and inventory of William Norman of Barkham, 1558  D/EX 1211/39/1/10  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/101/15

Will and inventory of Thomas Alnet of Barkham, 1558 (proved 1559)  D/EX 1211/39/1/11  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/35/71

Transcript and photocopy of will and inventory of Thomas Okingham of Barkham, apparator, 1621  D/EX 1211/40/1/1-10  1996

1 bdl

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/102/51

Transcript and photocopy of will and inventory of Richard Norman of Barkham, husbandman, 1630 (proved 1631)  D/EX 1211/41/1/1-10  1996

1 bdl

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A1/101/188

Transcript of will of Alice Allwright of Fawsbyes, Barkham, widow, and her executors' papers, 1757  D/EX 1211/42/1  1996

1 File

Contents:
Indexed
B.R.O. refs: D/EWL T13/2; D/P 13/23/1/5

Translations of legal proceedings  D/EX 1211/43/1  1997

1 File

Contents:
Between Agnes de Nevill, daughter of Thomas de Nevill, and (variously) John le Botiller of Barkham, Henry and Philip le Botiller, his sons, John Mautravers and Robert Bullok, concerning Barkham manor, 1327-1336, including surveys of the manor and the goods and chattels of John Mautravers [forfeit to the Crown for his part in the death of Edmund, Earl of Kent], 1331, and translation of claim of Agnes, widow of John Mautravers, for her third share in Barkham manor (her dower) against Thomas and Agnes Ganefield, 1368.)
Includes photocopied notes on John Mautravers; analysis of 1331 surveys; and index of names appearing in the text
Public Record Office refs: CP 40/269/70d; CP 40/270/35d; CP 40/272/102d, 129; CP 40/274/31; CP 40/275/316; CP 40/269/82; CP 40/430/322d; CP 25/1 10/53; JUST CP 1/1400/238d; E142/63 f 3,[8]; Calendar of Close Rolls, 1334, 1336

Union list of surviving probate records relating to inhabitants of, and persons connected with, Barkham, 1505-1848  D/EX 1211/44/1/1-8  1997

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes records of the Archdeaconry Court of Berkshire, the Consistory Court of Sarum, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and Peculiar Court of the Dean of Salisbury
P.C.C. references after 1700 may be incomplete

Transcript, calendar and photocopy of deposition of Thomas Clement, carpenter, concerning a riot at Bear Wood [Wokingham], over the failure to fell trees, 1529  D/EX 1211/45/1/1-8  1997

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes index of persons mentioned
Public Record Office reference: SP 1/55

Transcripts of family settlements of members of the Kingsmill family, 1553-1647  D/EX 1211/46/1  1996

1 File

Contents:
Includes marriage settlements for William, son and heir of John Kingsmill of Sidmonton, Hants, knight, and Bridget, sister of Simon Raleigh ("Rawlee") of Fernborough, Warwickshire, esq., 1553; and for Henry, son and heir of Sir William Kingsmill of Woodcott, Hants, knight, and Bridget, daughter of John White of Southwick, Hants, esq., 1610
Property settled included a capital messuage and land called Boswells Farm, Sonning; a capital messuage called Barcombe [Barkham?] and land in Barkham ("Barcombe") [probably Langley Ponds Farm or an unknown house demolished by the 18th century; possibly Barkham House]; a messuage at Arborfield Cross, Hurst; a meadow called Hawfords meadow [parish not given]; and land in Arborfield, Hurst, Wokingham and [Hurley]
Includes index to persons mentioned
Hampshire Record Office references
19M61/1103, 1130, 1163.

Transcripts of papers concerning Fawsbyes [later known as Sparks Farm], Barkham, 1576-1619  D/EX 1211/47/1  1996

1 File

Contents:
Includes transcripts and photocopies of will and inventory of goods of John Hedger of Barkham, occupier of Fawsbyes, 1576; and of will of William Pigott ("Pigoot") of Barkham, owner of Fawsbyes, 1578; and transcript of Chancery proceedings brought by Henry and Bridget Westbrook of Reading against John Holloway concerning the same, 1619
Includes index of names
B.R.O. references: D/A1/76/167; D/A1/104/21
Public Record Office reference: C2/JAS I/W.26 54

Transcripts and photocopies of Barkham probate records, 1558-1579  D/EX 1211/48/1  1997

1 File

Will and inventory of John Wilson of Barkham, yeoman, 1558-1560  D/EX 1211/48/1/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. references: D/A1/6 C.52; D/A1/132/116

Will and inventory of Richard Symes of Barkham, husbandman, 1559  D/EX 1211/48/1/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. reference: D/A1/114/222

Will of Anne Alburye of Barkham, widow, 1562 (proved 1576)  D/EX 1211/48/1/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. references: D/A1/10 G.50; D/A1/35/152

Will and inventory of Richard Brightwell alias Shanke of Barkham, 1564  D/EX 1211/48/1/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. reference: D/A1/39/201

Inventory of William Chaundler of Barkham, 1564  D/EX 1211/48/1/5  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. reference: D/A1/181/52

Will of Richard Bullock of Arborfield, esq., 1570  D/EX 1211/48/1/6  [n.d.]

Contents:
Public Record Office reference: PROB 11 52/29/203

Will and inventory of Annis (or Agnes) Ball of Barkham, widow, 1571-1572  D/EX 1211/48/1/7  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. reference: D/A1/40/4

Will, inventory and bond of William Pretty of Barkham, 1575-1576  D/EX 1211/48/1/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. reference: D/A1/103/231

Will and inventory of John Hedger of Barkham, 1576  D/EX 1211/48/1/9  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. reference: D/A1/76/167

Will of William Pigott of Barkham, 1578 (proved 1579)  D/EX 1211/48/1/10  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. reference: D/A1/104/21; Public Record Office reference: PROB11 63/3/21

Will and inventory of Henry Denys of Barkham, carpenter, 1578  D/EX 1211/48/1/11  [n.d.]

Contents:
B.R.O. references: D/A1/10 G.149; D/A1/61/123

Transcript of proceedings of the House of Lords' Committee on Petitions  D/EX 1211/49/1  1996

1 File

Contents:
Concerning the claim of Edward Bullock, gentleman, against William Standen, esq., for the recovery of the Arborfield and Barkham estates, 1660-1662

Lists and photocopies of Barkham-related material in the Reading Mercury, 1723-1799  D/EX 1211/50/1  1997

1 File

List of items about Barkham, 1744-1799  D/EX 1211/50/1/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
Includes the Berkshire Chronicle. 1771-1775

List of other items of interest (Arborfield or persons connected with Barkham), 1723-1799  D/EX 1211/50/1/2  [n.d.]

List of lists of game duty certificates, 1785-1799  D/EX 1211/50/1/3  [n.d.]


Related information: See also D/EX 1211/50/2

Photocopies of many of the items noted in D/EX 1211/50/1/1 and 2  D/EX 1211/50/1/4  [n.d.]

Photocopies (from the Reading Mercury) of lists of holders of game duty certificates (gamekeepers) and their employer's name and location of lands, 1785-1799  D/EX 1211/50/2/1-29  1997

1 bdl

Transcript of marriage settlement of William Holloway of Barkham and Margaret Woodcockes of Dydenham, Wilts, 1612 [D/EX 153 T4]  D/EX 1211/51/1/1-12  1997

1 bdl

Photocopies  D/EX 1211/52/1  1997

1 File

Contents:
Photocopies of pamphlets and tracts produced during the Bullock-Standen dispute, 1651/2-1656; lists of surviving tracts by William Ball of Barkham; and transcript of Sir Edward Coke's Law Reports: Gooches case, 1590, and Twynes Case, 1602, both citing Bullock-Standen disputes

Narrative account of the Bullock-Standen dispute, 1589-1662  D/EX 1211/53/1  1997

1 File

Transcripts and photocopies of probate records, 1588-1602  D/EX 1211/54/1  1997

1 File

Will and inventory of Joan Alnut of Barkham, widow, 1588 (proved 1589)  D/EX 1211/54/1/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
BRO reference: D/A1/35/209

Will and inventory of John Angele of Barkham, 1588  D/EX 1211/54/1/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
BRO references: D/A1/H 203; 35/205

Will and administration of Edward Alberie of Barkham, 1588  D/EX 1211/54/1/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
BRO reference: D/A1/35/204

Will, inventory and accounts of Francis Bowthe of Barkham, gentleman, 1592  D/EX 1211/54/1/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
BRO reference: D/A1/104/90

Will and inventory of Thomas Pretty of Barkham, 1592  D/EX 1211/54/1/5  [n.d.]

Contents:
BRO reference: D/A1/104/90

Will and inventory of Edward Chaundler of Barkham, tanner, 1592/3  D/EX 1211/54/1/6  [n.d.]

Contents:
BRO reference: D/A1/53/33

Will and inventory of Nicholas Dudderidge of Barkham, 1593  D/EX 1211/54/1/7  [n.d.]

Contents:
BRO reference: D/A1/61/183

Administration bond re Thomas Bullock of Arborfield, 1593/4  D/EX 1211/54/1/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
Public Record Office reference: PROB6 5/85

Administrative grant and bond re William Allright of Barkham, 1596/7  D/EX 1211/54/1/9  [n.d.]

Contents:
BRO reference: D/A1/13 J. 182; D/A1 173/57

Administration grant re Christopher Harris of Barkham, 1597  D/EX 1211/54/1/10  [n.d.]

Contents:
BRO reference: D/A1/13 J. 189

Administration bond re Richard James of Barkham, 1600  D/EX 1211/54/1/11  [n.d.]

Contents:
Public Record Office reference: PROB6 6/41

Will and inventory of George Aileward of Barkham, 1602 (proved 1603)  D/EX 1211/54/1/12  [n.d.]

Contents:
BRO reference: D/A1/35/270

Transcript of deeds of various pieces of property in Barkham, 1429-1681, including the site of Barkham manor, 1656 and 1660  D/EX 1211/55/1  1998

1 File

Contents:
Indexed
BRO reference: D/EFA T5

Transcript of Chancery bill of complaint  D/EX 1211/56/1/1-2  1998

1 bdl

Contents:
In re. Johanne Dykar, executrix of Nicholas Dykare deceased, vs Johanne Barowe, executrix of Thomas Barowe, deceased, 1506, concerning a messuage and lands called Barowes in Arborfield, Barkham, Finchampstead, Hurst and Wokingham, and lands and tenements also called Barowes in Beaminster, Dorset, contracted to be sold by the latter to the former
Public Record Office reference: C1/303/15

Transcript of Barkham entries in Berkshire quarter sessions order books and draft order books, 1703-1834  D/EX 1211/57/1/1-15  1998

1 bdl

Contents:
Indexed
BRO references: Q/SO 1-15; Q/SMO 2-5

Notes on and copies of the Reading Mercury, 1800-1820  D/EX 1211/58/1  1998

1 File

Contents:
Includes list of Barkham entries; list of other entries of interest, mostly on Arborfield; list of lists of game duty certificates, with notes of Barkham names; and photocopies of Barkham articles

Notes on and copies of the Reading Mercury, 1820-1830  D/EX 1211/58/2  1999

1 File

Contents:
Contents as D/EX 1211/58/1

Photocopies of lists of holders of game duty certificates published in Reading Mercury, 1800-1820  D/EX 1211/58/3/1-36  1998

1 bdl

Photocopies of lists of holders of game duty certificates published in Reading Mercury, 1820-1829  D/EX 1211/58/4/1-12  1999

1 bdl

Transcript of minutes of Barkham inclosure commissioners, and photocopies of notices in Reading Mercury, 1812-1821  D/EX 1211/59/1  1998

1 File

Contents:
BRO reference: WO Z1/4

Photocopies, transcript and analysis of 1841 census returns for Barkham  D/EX 1211/60/1/1-26  1998

1 bdl

Transcript of conveyance of Edney's Farm, Barkham, 1863  D/EX 1211/61/1  1998

1 File

Contents:
BRO reference: D/EWL T2

Photocopies, transcript and analysis of 1851 census returns for Barkham  D/EX 1211/62/1/1-33  1999

1 bdl

Photocopies, transcript and analysis of 1861 census returns for Barkham  D/EX 1211/63/1/1-38  1999

1 bdl

Photocopies, transcript and analysis of 1871 census returns for Barkham  D/EX 1211/64/1/1-32  1999

1 bdl

Handlist of references to the Bullock family of Arborfield and Barkham, 1317-1509  D/EX 1211/65/1/1-7  1999

1 bdl

Contents:
In documents held at Berkshire Record Office, Hampshire Record Office, Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office and the Public Record Office, and in some published sources

Transcript of church rate, 1689, with notes on the same  D/EX 1211/66/1/1-4  1999

1 bdl

Contents:
BRO reference: D/A2 c.147 ff 59, 115, 132

Photocopies of manuscript address  D/EX 1211/67/1/1-21  1999

1 bdl

Contents:
From the parishioners of Barkham to Miss Aline Rhoda (Betty) Sturges of Barkham Square, Sunday School teacher and choir member at Barkham parish church, on the occasion of her marriage to John Hayes Simonds of Newlands, Arborfield, 1911; with photocopies of newspaper reports of the wedding

Photographs of watercolour of the old parsonage house, Barkham, c.1784  D/EX 1211/68/1-2  1999

1 bdl

Contents:
Shows a man sitting in a chair in front and to one side of the house. This may possibly be the incumbent, the Revd David Davies, but he cannot be definitely identified

Abstracts of feet of fire relating to Arborfield manor (owned by the Bullock family of Barkham), 1341-1421  D/EX 1211/69/1/1-4  1999

1 bdl

Contents:
Public Record Office references: CP 25/1/11/60; CP 25/1/12/80; CP 25/1/13/81

Photocopy and transcript of Barkham section of 1613 survey of Windsor forest  D/EX 1211/70/1/1-8  2000

1 bdl

Contents:
Public Record Office reference: LR.2.199f.66b

Transcript of deeds of Barkham Court (later called Barkham Farm, Church Farm and Church Cottages), 1745-1755  D/EX 1211/71/1  2001

1 File

Contents:
BRO references: D/EX 1621/4, 6, 21. Indexed

Transcript of land tax assessments and redemption certificates, Barkham, 1798-1799  D/EX 1211/72/1  2000

1 File

Contents:
Public Record Office reference: IR 23/2. Indexed

Lists and photocopies of articles and advertisements relating to Barkham found in Reading Mercury, 1830-1837  D/EX 1211/73/1  1999

1 File

Photocopies of lists of gamekeepers granted certificates published in the same, 1831-1836  D/EX 1211/73/2/1-11  1999

1 bdl

Transcript and analysis of Barkham census returns, 1881  D/EX 1211/74/1/1-12  1999

1 bdl

Index of surnames appearing in Barkham census returns, 1841-1891  D/EX 1211/75/1/1-8  2001

1 bdl

Transcript of Barkham entries of various printed directories, 1842-1939  D/EX 1211/76/1  2001

1 File

Compendium and expansion of footnotes to Barkham entry in Victoria County History (1924), footnotes 1-24  D/EX 1211/77/1  2001

1 File

Contents:
Includes photocopies and transcripts of relevant sections of source material

Compendium and expansion of footnotes to Barkham entry in Victoria County History (1924), footnotes 25-59  D/EX 1211/77/2  2001

1 File

Additional transcripts and copies relating to the Barkhan area, received from the same source  [no ref. or date]

Transcript of conveyances from Major E.A. Cook to John Walter of an estate in Barkham, with plan, 1867  T/B 28  1991

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/EWL/E10/7-8

Transcript of Barkham inclosure award, with maps, 1821  T/B 30  1991

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/P 13/26A,B

Transcript of lease of Barkham Square house, 1791  T/B 31  1992

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/ER/T7/7

Transcript of benefice income accounts, 1782-1880, and lists, 1782, 1785 and 1788  T/A 126  1992

Contents:
Davies MSS, Nuffield College Library, Oxford

Transcript of bargain and sale, 1589, Chancery proceedings, 1597, and re-mortgage of Barkham Court, 1675  T/B 32  1992

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/EFO/T76

Transcript of manor of Barkham court book, 1738-1830, 1846  T/B 34  1992

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/EWL/M1

Transcript of Barkham tithe award, with map of part of parish, 1840  T/B 36  1992

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/D1/13/1

Transcript of documents relating to a dispute between Edmond Standen and the heirs of Thomas Bullock about land in Arborfield and Barkham, 1589-1662  T/A 132  1992

Contents:
B.R.O; Public Record Office and House of Lords Record Office

Photocopy of history of Arborfield and Newland, compiled by Arborfield and Newland W.I., 1922  T/A 133  1992

Transcript of Barkham churchwardens' accounts, 1803-1857  T/B 38/1-2  1993

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/P 13/5/1, part

Transcript of glebe terriers, 1603-1783  T/A 135  1993

Contents:
B.R.O. ref: D/A2/C/185; Wiltshire Record Office

Photocopy of diocesan visitation return, 1783  T/A 136  1993

Contents:
Wiltshire Record Office

Photocopy of diocesan visitation return, 1801  T/A 137  1993

Contents:
Wiltshire Record Office

Transcript of conveyence, 1757, and convenant, 1758 between William Pitt and Edward Wise relating to land in Barkham  T/B 40  1993

Contents:
B.R.O. refs: D/EFA/T9 and D/ER/T5

Deeds and papers, mainly relating to plantations in Jamaica, of Thomas Forrest of Binfield  D/EX 1212  1808-1871

1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1993 (acc 5270)


Deeds and papers, mainly relating to plantations in Jamaica owned by Thomas Forrest of Binfield  D/EX 1212/1/1-37  1808-1871

1 bdl

Contents:
Masemure sugar plantation (including slaves), Robins River penn, Ragged Castle plantation, lands at Broad Nutt Hill, land at Luana, and a vineyard, all situated in the parishes of Westmoreland and St Elizabeth. Includes will extract of Thomas Forrest, 1852 (D/EX 1212/1/37)
37 docs

Papers relating to the estate of James Leslie of Reading  D/EX 1213  1888-1894

4 bdls

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1993 (acc. 5273)


Papers relating to the probate and winding up of James Leslie's personal estate, including draft copy of his will, 1888, (D/EX 1213/1/5) (28 items)  D/EX 1213/1/1-19  1888-1893

1 bdl

Papers relating to the Trust of Edward Leslie of Hadley Green, near Barnet, Middx., father of James Leslie  D/EX 1213/2/1-3  1891

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes copy extract of his will, proved in 1861, (D/EX 1213/2/3) (6 items)

Papers relating to the sale of James Leslie's home, known as 'Rothes', at the junction of Erleigh Road and Craven Road, Reading  D/EX 1213/3/1-8  1891-1894

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes sale catalogues, sale particulars and coloured plans (11 items)

Papers relating to the sale of James Leslie's home, as in D/EX 1213/3/1-8 above  D/EX 1213/4/1-29  1894

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes deeds and correspondence (29 docs)

Papers of Newbury Poor Law Union and overseers  D/EX 1214  1812-1839

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1993 (acc 5278)


[no title]  D/EX 1214/1/1-5  1835-1838

1 bdl

Contents:
Newbury Union orders for the sale of unnamed premises in Newtown, Winterbourne and Shaw-cum-Donnington, and for the sale of Exchequer bills
5 docs

[no title]  D/EX 1214/2/1-109  1812-1817

1 bdl

Contents:
Newbury overseers' vouchers
109 docs

South Moreton Inclosure Act  D/EX 1215  1818

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Purchased in August 1993 (acc. 5279)


An Act for inclosing lands in the Parish of South Moreton in the County of Berks. 58 Geo III Cap. 18  D/EX 1215/1  1818

1 doc

Records of Reading Trades Union Club  D/EX 1216  1914-1983

19 vols, 3 bdls, 1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1993 (acc. 5280); December 2001 (acc. 6912); January 2002 (acc. 6920)


General meetings  D/EX 1216/1  [n.d.]


Related information: For minutes of general meetings, 1915-1942, 1948-1955, see D/EX 1216/2/1-8,10-11

Minutes of half yearly meeting, September 1966, and of AGM, March 1969  D/EX 1216/1/1/1-3  1966, 1969

1 bdl


Related information: For minutes, 1967-1970, see D/EX 1216/2/12-13

Contents:
Found loose in D/EX 1216/2/12

Minutes of half-yearly meeting, September 1970, and of AGM, March 1971  D/EX 1216/1/2/1-3  1970-1971

1 bdl


Related information: For minutes, 1971-1979, see D/EX 1216/2/13-17

Contents:
Found loose in D/EX 1216/2/13

Committee  D/EX 1216/2  [n.d.]

Minutes of committee meetings, April 1914-March 1915, and of general meeting, January 1915  D/EX 1216/2/1  1914-1915

1 vol

Minutes of committee meetings, March 1915-November 1916, and of general meetings, July 1915-August 1916  D/EX 1216/2/2  1914-1916

1 vol

Contents:
Includes, at back, committee members' attendance register, December 1914-December 1916

Minutes of committee meetings, November 1916-September 1918, and of half-yearly [general] meetings, February 1917-July 1918  D/EX 1216/2/3  1916-1918

1 vol

Contents:
Includes, at back, committee members' attendance register, c.January 1916-September 1917

Minutes of committee meetings, September 1918-October 1919, annual [general] meeting, February 1919, half-yearly meeting, July 1919, and buildings committee meeting, May 1919  D/EX 1216/2/4  1918-1919

1 vol

Contents:
Includes, at back, committee members' attendance register, October 1918-[c.October 1919]

Minutes of committee meetings, November 1919-May 1923, and of general meetings, February 1920-February 1923  D/EX 1216/2/5  1919-1923

1 vol

Contents:
Includes, at back, committee members' attendance register, c.January 1920-June 1923
Indexed

Minutes of committee meetings, June 1923-July 1927, and of general meetings, July 1923-July 1927  D/EX 1216/2/6  1923-1927

1 vol

Contents:
Includes, at back, committee members' attendance register, July 1923-December 1926

Minutes of committee meetings, August 1927-December 1933, of special sub-committee meeting, February 1928, and of general meetings, February 1928-July 1933  D/EX 1216/2/7  1927-1933

1 vol

Minutes of committee meetings, December 1933-August 1942, and of general meetings, February 1934-July 1942  D/EX 1216/2/8  1933-1942

1 vol

Number not used. Minutes, 1942-1947, not deposited  D/EX 1216/2/9  [n.d.]

Minutes of committee meetings, January 1948-December 1952, and of general meetings, February 1948-July 1952  D/EX 1216/2/10  1948-1952

1 vol

Minutes of committee meetings, January 1953-December 1955, and of general meetings, March 1953-September 1955  D/EX 1216/2/11  1953-1955

1 vol

Minutes of committee meetings, September 1966-September 1969, and of general meetings, March 1967-September 1968  D/EX 1216/2/12  1966-1971

1 vol

Contents:
Includes, at back, committee members' attendance register, May [1969]-March 1971

Minutes of committee meetings, October 1969-July 1972, and of general meetings, September 1969-March 1970, September 1971-March 1972  D/EX 1216/2/13  1969-1972

1 vol

Minutes of committee meetings, August 1972-March 1974, and of general meetings, March 1973-March 1974  D/EX 1216/2/14  1972-1974

1 vol

Conditions of access: Closed until 2005

Minutes of committee meetings, March 1974-June 1975  D/EX 1216/2/15  1974-1975

1 vol

Conditions of access: Closed until 2006

Minutes of committee meetings, July 1975-October 1976, and of general meetings, October 1975-September 1976  D/EX 1216/2/16  1975-1976

1 vol

Conditions of access: Closed until 2007

Minutes of committee meetings, November 1976-May 1979, and of general meetings, March 1977-May 1979  D/EX 1216/2/17  1976-1979

1 vol

Conditions of access: Closed until 2010

Entertainment Committee  D/EX 1216/3  [n.d.]

Minutes of meetings of Entertainment Committee, March 1947-July 1956, November 1958-[March] 1959  D/EX 1216/3/1  1947-1959

1 vol

Finance Committee  D/EX 1216/4  [n.d.]

Minutes of meetings of Finance Committee, November 1965-May 1967, July 1967-December 1972, February 1973-February 1977  D/EX 1216/4/1  1965-1977

1 vol

Conditions of access: Closed until 2008

Minutes of meetings of Finance Committee, June 1967, January 1973  D/EX 1216/4/2/1-2  1967, 1973

1 bdl

Conditions of access: Closed until 2004

Contents:
Found loose in D/EX 1216/4/1

Minutes of [meetings of Finance Committee] (described as Finance Meetings), March 1977-August 1983, and of meetings of trustees, June-July 1982  D/EX 1216/4/3  1977-1983

1 vol

Conditions of access: Closed until 2014

Miscellaneous  D/EX 1216/5  [n.d.]

Ballot slip for elections for vice-president and committee members of Reading Trades Union Club and Institute  D/EX 1216/5/1  1923

1 doc

Contents:
Includes union to which candidate belonged
Found loose in D/EX 1216/2/4

Speen Inclosure Act  D/EX 1217  1779

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1993 (acc 5281)


Act  D/EX 1217/1  1779

1 doc

Contents:
An Act for Dividing, Allotting and Inclosing certain Open and Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Commons and Commonable Lands and Grounds within the Parish of Speen in the County of Berks. (19 Geo III [cap 73])

Personal papers of Miss Patricia Tyler of Reading  D/EX 1218  1929-1991

1 vol, 4 bdls

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1993 (acc.5282)


Administrative history:
Patricia Tyler was born in the early 1920s and lived in Reading for most of her life. She possessed a very keen interest in theatre and was involved with several Reading amateur dramatic organisations. In the early 1950s she joined Progress Theatre in Reading, where she remained a very active member for over 40 years until her death in 1993. During this time she was involved with many aspects of theatre life, particularly acting and directing, and she held the office of treasurer for a period during the 1980s (?)

Album  D/EX 1218/1/1  1944-1951

1 vol

Contents:
Containing programmes, photographs and newspaper reviews of productions of various Reading amateur dramatic organisations with which Patricia Tyler was involved, as follows: the Community Players (part of South Reading Community Association), the Dorothie Sheldon Drama Group, (known in 1946 as the Dorothie Sheldon Players); The New Drama Group

Miscellaneous programmes and photographs of productions of various Reading amateur organisations  D/EX 1218/2/1-17  1951-1968

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes programmes of productions in which Patricia Tyler was involved, 1951, and a handbill advertising the Reading Festival programme, 1968)
Found loose in D/EX 1218/1/1 above
17 docs

Miscellaneous certificates presented to Patricia Tyler  D/EX 1218/3/1-7  1921-1935

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes certificates awarded by the Royal Drawing Society for drawing examinations taken at South Farnborough High School, and certificates awarded for proficiency in physical training and swimming at Leopold House School, Reading
(7 docs)

[no title]  D/EX 1218/4/1-17  1965-1970

1 bdl

Contents:
Programmes of productions at the Theatre Royal, Windsor
(17 docs)

Miscellaneous programmes and newspaper reviews of productions and other events  D/EX 1218/5/1-17  1934-1991

1 bdl

Contents:
At the Hexagon, Reading, the Mill, Sonning, the Watermill theatre, Newbury, Reading University, Reading Y.M.C.A, and by the Caversham Players and Reading Borough
(18 items)

Personal papers of Frederick Raynard James Hickman of Maidenhead  D/EX 1219  1925-1993

4 bdls

Source of acquisition: Presented in September 1993 (acc.5290)


Administrative history:
Frederick Raynard James Hickman was born in 1925 in Cox Green, Maidenhead, and attended various Berkshire schools, including Boyn Hill Infants School and Hampstead Norris C of E School. On leaving school in 1939 he worked at Stradlings Garage, Newbury until he joined the Army in 1943, serving in Germany during World War II as a member of the Number 1 Commando Brigade. After the war he worked in various garages, and also for a private company assessing damaged vehicles

Correspondence and other personal papers  D/EX 1219/1  1934-1957

1 bdl

Contents:
Including newspaper cuttings relating to Mr Hickman's service in the Army during World War II

Personal items  D/EX 1219/2  1934-1938

1 bdl

Contents:
Largely comprising exercise books, drawings, reports and certificates from the period Mr Hickman spent as a pupil at Hampstead Norris C of E School, 1934-1939

[no title]  D/EX 1219/3/1-11  n.d. c.1925-1945

1 bdl

Contents:
Photographs of Mr Hickman, and various members of his family
11 items

[no title]  D/EX 1219/4/1-3  1993

1 bdl

Contents:
Typed autobiographical and biographical notes written by Mr Hickman and his wife Margaret
6 items

Sale catalogue and other miscellaneous business papers of J.H. Elliston Clifton of Wokingham  D/EX 1221  1847-1926

5 bdls; 2 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in April 1982 (acc. 5313)


Administrative history:
J.H. Elliston Clifton was a solicitor in Wokingham in the first half of the 20th century. He was also clerk to the Petty Sessions, (Forest Division, 1925-1953, and Windsor County Division, 1930-1953)

Sale particulars and catalogues of the following Berkshire property  D/EX 1221/1/1-3  1914, 1926

1 bdl

Contents:
Ascot Cottage, Winkfield, with 124 and a half acres of land, 1914, (D/EX 1221/1/1); Charlton House, Swallowfield, with 3 acres of land, 1914 (D/EX 1221/1/2, includes coloured plan); 'The Red Lodge', Waterloo Road, Crowthorne, with nearly one acre of grounds, 1926 (D/EX 1221/1/3)
3 docs

Sale catalogue of land and property in Caversham  D/EX 1221/2/1  1914

1 bdl

Contents:
19 Hemdean Road, building land in Hemdean Road, 'Greencroft'. St Barnabas Road; Hortus Villa, Corisboro' Avenue, Caversham Heights; Highfield House, Sonning Common; shop and premises known as Maythorne Villa, Swallowfield; 'Caerau', Whitley Wood, Reading. Includes black and white photographs. (2 items)

Sale catalogue of land and property in Winkfield  D/EX 1221/3/1  1925

1 bdl

Contents:
Fern Cottage, Lock's Ride, 4 and three quarter acres of pasture meadow on Lock's Ride, 2 cottages, outbuildings, orchard and 6 acres of pasture meadow in Brazier's Lane; also, land in Warfield: 4 and three quarter acres known as Nupton Meadow, and 10 and three quarter acres known Stroud's Meadow, both situated in Bishop's Lane. (Includes coloured plan).
2 items

Sale catalogue of livestock and agricultural implements at Home Farm, Bear Wood  D/EX 1221/4/1  1925

1 doc

Valuation of live and dead farm stock, feed-stuff, seed and agricultural implements at Kennetholme Farm, Midgham. (7 items)  D/EX 1221/5/1  1924

1 bdl

Draft apprenticeship indentures of Kenneth Jack Rivers of Davis Street, Hurst 1925 (D/EX 1221/6/1) and Robert Smith of Hurst, 1931 (D/EX 1221/6/2)  D/EX 1221/6/1-2  1925, 1931

1 bdl

Contents:
Both apprenticed to Claude Johnson, builder of Hurst. (3 items)

Copy declaration in ejectment relating to property in the Reading parish of St Laurence  D/EX 1221/7/1  1847

1 doc

Photograph of the interior of Bucklebury church  D/EX 1222  n.d. [c.1897]

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Presented in April 1981 (acc 2776)


Photograph of the interior of Bucklebury church, looking east, showing Christmas decorations  D/EX 1222/1  n.d. [c.1897]

1 doc

Map of Brightwell, with part of Sotwell  D/EX 1223  1811

1 Roll

Source of acquisition: Deposited in September 1993, (acc. 5297).


Map of the parish of Brightwell, part of the parish of Sotwell, and the hamlets of Mackney and Slade End, showing the common fields, with post-inclosure boundaries superimposed  D/EX 1223/1  1811

1 Roll


Related information: This map covers the same area as the Brightwell inclosure map, ref Q/RDc 20B, but is on a larger scale and differs in some details. The plot numbers also correspond with those on the inclosure map and the corresponding award, ref Q/RDc 20A. See inclosure map catalogue

Contents:
Surveyed by William Church
10 chains to 1 inch 50 inches x 109 inches
8 inches to 1 mile 2770 mm x 1270 mm
Detailed coloured map of the parish of Brightwell and part of the parish of Sotwell, bounded by the parishes of Cholsey, Little Wittenham, North Moreton, South Moreton and Wallingford. Includes villages of Brightwell and Sotwell and the hamlets of Mackney and Slade End. Brightwell church, Sotwell church, Mackney court, Wallingford poor house and all other buildings are shown in block plan; also common fields, with plot numbers, superimposed in red by post inclosure boundaries, plot numbers, acreages and landowners. Roads and bridges [named], plantations, ponds and stream [the Mill Brook, unnamed] also shown
The top right hand corner shows a detailed inset of a small isolated area of Brightwell parish, on the banks of the river Thames [near Shillingford?], and a very faded schedule relating to 'land and common rights' in Sotwell parish, including plot numbers (shown on the map), acreages and names of land owners

Records of Reading Festival Chorus  D/EX 1225  1945-1992

35 bdls, 2 docs, 2 vols

Source of acquisition: Deposited in October 1993 (acc. 5314), November 1993 (acc. 5318), June 1994 (acc. 5453).


Minutes  D/EX 1225/1  [n.d.]

Committee minutes and related papers  D/EX 1225/1/1  1945-1950

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes minutes of the first general meeting, October 1945 and minutes of the annual general meeting, September 1946-1950

Committee minutes and related papers  D/EX 1225/1/2  1951-1955

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes minutes of the annual general meeting, September 1951-1955, and annual report, 1953

Committee minutes and related papers  D/EX 1225/1/3  1956-1960

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes minutes of the annual general meeting, with annual reports, September 1956-1958 and October 1959-1960

Committee minutes and related papers  D/EX 1225/1/4  1961-1965

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes minutes of the annual general meeting, with annual reports, October 1961-1965, and income and expenditure accounts, 1963-1965

Committee minutes and related papers  D/EX 1225/1/5  1966-1970

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes minutes of the annual general meeting, with annual reports, October 1966-1967 and September 1968-1970, and income and expenditure accounts, 1966-1970

Committee minutes and related papers  D/EX 1225/1/6  1971-1976

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes minutes of the annual general meeting, with annual reports and annual income and expenditure accounts, October 1971 and September 1972-1976

Committee minutes and related papers  D/EX 1225/1/7  1976-1978

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes minutes of the annual general meeting, with annual reports and annual income and expenditure accounts, September 1976-1978

Committee minutes and related papers  D/EX 1225/1/8  1979-1981

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes minutes of the annual general meeting, September 1979-1980, with annual reports and annual income and expenditure accounts, 1979-1981

Committee minutes and related papers  D/EX 1225/1/9  1982-1983

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes minutes of the annual general meeting with annual report, September 1982, and annual income and expenditure accounts, 1982-1983

Annual General Meeting papers  D/EX 1225/2  [n.d.]

Annual general meeting papers, including agendas, 1949-1956, 1958-1963 and 1967, with annual reports, 1957-1967  D/EX 1225/2/1  1949-1967

1 bdl

Annual accounts  D/EX 1225/3  [n.d.]

Annual balance sheets and income and expenditure accounts, 1955-1965 and 1967. (22 items)  D/EX 1225/3/1/1-17  1955-1967

1 bdl

Constitutions  D/EX 1225/4  [n.d.]

Copies of constitutions. (23 items)  D/EX 1225/4/1/1-17  1949-1967

1 bdl

Concerts  D/EX 1225/5  [n.d.]

Correspondence and other papers  D/EX 1225/5/1  1970-1972

1 bdl

Contents:
Relating to Handel's Messiah, December 1970-1972, Haydn's Creation, March 1971, Bach's St John's Passion, February 1972, Poulenc's Gloria and Faure's Requiem, May 1972

Correspondence and other papers  D/EX 1225/5/2  1973-1974

1 bdl

Contents:
Relating to Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, May 1973 (includes programme), Handel's Messiah, December 1973-1974 (includes programme, 1974), Mendelssohn's Elijah, May 1974 (with programme), Concert of Carols, December 1974 (includes programme)

Correspondence and other papers  D/EX 1225/5/3  1975-1976

1 bdl

Contents:
Relating to Mozart's Coronation Mass and Brahms' Requiem, April 1975 (includes programme), Handel's Messiah, December 1975-1976 (includes programme), Concert of Carols, December 1976, (includes programme)

Correspondence and other papers  D/EX 1225/5/4  1977-1978

1 bdl

Contents:
Relating to Handel's Messiah and Concert of Carols December 1977, Haydn's Creation, May 1978 and the Autumn Concert, October 1978 (Brahms' Love Waltzes and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle)

Correspondence and other papers  D/EX 1225/5/5  1979-1980

1 bdl

Contents:
Relating to the Spring Concert, May 1979 (Mozart's Vespers and Symphony 29 in A, and Haydn's Harmonie Messe in Bb), Bach's Christmas Oratorio, December 1979, Handel's Messiah, March 1980, Christmas Concert, December 1980, (Puccinni's Messa di Gloria, Vivaldi/Casella Gloria and Scarlatti's Christmas Cantata)

Correspondence and other papers  D/EX 1225/5/6  1981-1982

1 bdl

Contents:
Relating to Beethoven's Mass in C, Choral Fantasy and Piano Concerto No. 5, May 1981, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, December 1981, Haydn's Te Deum and Mass in D Minor, Berkeley's Signs in the Dark and Divertimento, April 1982 (includes handbill), Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, November 1982

Correspondence and other papers  D/EX 1225/5/7  1983-1984

1 bdl

Contents:
Relating to Handel's Messiah, February 1983, Beethoven's Prometheus Overture and Choral Symphony, and Mozart's Coronation Mass, December 1983, Brahms' Requiem and Piano Concerts No. 1, May 1984; also miscellaneous papers relating to unnamed concerts, 1983

Correspondence and other papers relating to Poulenc's Gloria, March 1966 (including programme)  D/EX 1225/5/8/1-20  1965-1966

1 bdl

Contents:
Found with D/EX 1225/7/3

Posters and Handbills  D/EX 1225/6  [n.d.]

Handbills for concerts, 1954 and 1964  D/EX 1225/6/1/1-2  1954,1964

1 bdl

Contents:
Found with D/EX 1225/7/2,3

Handbills for concerts  D/EX 1225/6/2/1-8  1978-1982

1 bdl

Handbills for concerts  D/EX 1225/6/3/1-15  1987-1992

1 bdl

Posters for concerts  D/EX 1225/6/4/1-15  1987-1991

1 bdl

Programmes  D/EX 1225/7  [n.d.]


Related information: For additional programmes, 1945-1959, see D/EX 1225/8/1

Concert programmes  D/EX 1225/7/1/1-12  1945-1950

1 bdl

Concert programmes  D/EX 1225/7/2/1-22  1951-1960

1 bdl

Concert programmes  D/EX 1225/7/3/1-21  1961-1970

1 bdl

Concert programmes  D/EX 1225/7/4/1-7  1971-1973

1 bdl

Concert programmes  D/EX 1225/7/5/1-10  1977-1980

1 bdl

Concert programmes, 1981-1982, 1987-1989.  D/EX 1225/7/6/1-7  1981-1989

1 bdl

Concert programmes  D/EX 1225/7/7/1-4  1991

1 bdl

Press cuttings  D/EX 1225/8  [n.d.]

Scrapbook  D/EX 1225/8/1  1945-1959

1 vol

Archival history:
Some loose programmes were removed from this volume for reasons of conservation. They have been catalogued separately in section 7

Contents:
Contains programmes and press cuttings

Press cuttings, 1949-1967  D/EX 1225/8/2/1-38  1948-1967

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes copy extracts of newspaper articles, 1948-1949

Scrapbook  D/EX 1225/8/3  1976-1991

1 vol

Contents:
Contains press cuttings

Photographs  D/EX 1225/9  [n.d.]

Publicity photograph of Jonathan Grieves-Smith, conductor of the Reading Festival Chorus, with resume of his career  D/EX 1225/9/1/1-2  n.d. [c.1988]

1 bdl

Miscellaneous  D/EX 1225/10  [n.d.]

Menu of 21st anniversary dinner  D/EX 1225/10/1  1966

1 doc

Publicity brochure  D/EX 1225/10/2  n.d. [c.1986-1987]

1 doc

Annual prospectuses and additional publicity material. (Relates to the 1989-90, 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons)  D/EX 1225/10/3/1-5  1989-1991

1 bdl

Wokingham Union statements of accounts, Wokingham Rural District Council statements of accounts  D/EX 1226  1897-1903

10 vols

Source of acquisition: Presented in November 1993, (acc. 5317)


Wokingham Union half-yearly statements of accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Twyford and Ruscombe Local History Society hold Wokingham Union half yearly statements of accounts for the following years: 1870, 1895-1897, 1902-1903. For other records of Wokingham Union, see G/Wo catalogue

Contents:
In addition to the accounts, D/EX 1226/1/1-7, listed below, include names of people receiving indoor and outdoor relief, with expenditure totals for each inmate, names of inmates at Moulsford Lunatic Asylum and names of Union officers. D/EX 1226/1/1-5 include names of children at the District school; D/EX 1226/1/6-7 include names of children boarded out, with expenditure totals for each child

Statement of accounts for the half year ended Michaelmas 1897  D/EX 1226/1/1  1897

1 vol

Statement of accounts for the half year ended Lady Day 1898  D/EX 1226/1/2  1898

1 vol

Statement of accounts for the half year ended Lady Day 1899  D/EX 1226/1/3  1899

1 vol

Statement of accounts for the half year ended Michaelmas 1900  D/EX 1226/1/4  1900

1 vol

Statement of accounts for the half year ended Michaelmas 1901  D/EX 1226/1/5  1901

1 vol

Statement of accounts for the half year ended Michaelmas 1902  D/EX 1226/1/6  1902

1 vol

Statement of accounts for the half year ended Michaelmas 1903  D/EX 1226/1/7  1903

1 vol

Wokingham Rural District Council half yearly statements of accounts  [no ref. or date]


Related information: Twyford and Ruscombe Local History Society hold Wokingham RDC half yearly statements of accounts for 1900

Contents:
In addition to the accounts, D/EX 1226/2/1-3, listed below, include names of Wokingham RDC officers

Statement of accounts for the half year ended 30th September 1901  D/EX 1226/2/1  1901

1 vol

Statement of accounts for the half year ended 30th September 1902  D/EX 1226/2/2  1902

1 vol

Statement of accounts for the half year ended 30th September 1903  D/EX 1226/2/3  1903

1 vol

Deeds of properties in Northbrook Street, Newbury  D/EX 1227  1706-1961

Source of acquisition: Deposited in November 1993 (acc. 5319)


Deeds and papers relating to 60, otherwise 59, later 58 and 59 Northbrook Street. Newbury.  D/EX 1227/1/1-29  1861-1961

1 bdl

Contents:
This property, on the corner of Northbrook Street and Albert Road, was known as the Newbury Picture Palace 1910-1931. After it ceased to be used as a cinema it was divided into two properties. The bundle includes an abstract of title, 1907, citing from 1892 (D/EX 1227/1/12); reports and valuations of the Newbury Picture Palace, 1910, 1922 (D/EX 1227/1/17, 1/20); and articles of association of the Newbury Picture Palace Ltd., 1910 (D/EX 1227/1/18). A number of deeds include location plans (D/EX 1227/1/4, 1/7, 1/16, 1/24. 1/26)) (29 docs)

Deeds and papers relating to the Newbury Literary and Scientific Institution, Northbrook Street, Newbury, formerly 60 Northbrook Street  D/EX 1227/2/1-4  1861-1911

1 bdl


Related information: For other deeds of the Literary and Scientific Institution, see N/D155/1

Contents:
The bundle includes an agreement for the maintenance of an evening school, 1911 (D/EX 1227/2/4). A number of deeds include location plans (D/EX 1227/2/2, 2/3. 2/4)). (4 docs)

Deeds and papers relating to 61 Northbrook Street, Newbury  D/EX 1227/3/1-34  1706-1959

1 bdl

Contents:
The property was purchased by the trustees of the Newbury Liberal Club in 1895, by which time it was also known as Cambridge House. The bundle includes the will of John Arrowsmith of Newbury, shoemaker, proved 1725 (D/EX 1227/3/2); certificate of redemption of land tax, 1798 (D/EX 1227/3/16); two inventories of fixtures, 1877 (D/EX 1227/3/22, 3/23). Two deeds include location plans (D/EX 1227/3/9, 3/31))
42 items

Deeds and papers relating to 62 Northbrook Street, Newbury  D/EX 1227/4/1-22  1780-1944

1 bdl

Contents:
The property was purchased by the Newbury Permanent Benefit Building Society in 1895. The bundle includes the will of Israel King of Newbury, wine merchant, proved 1780 (D/EX 1227/4/1) and copy will of John King [1814] (D/EX 1227/4/3); certificate of redemption of land tax, 1799 (D/EX 1227/4/2); abstracts of title, 1849, citing from 1780 (D/EX 1227/4/7), and 1895, citing from 1854 (D/EX 1227/4/15)
24 items

Deeds relating to a parcel of land in Newbury called Bull Mead  D/EX 1227/5/1-3  1799-1800

1 bdl

Contents:
The land was located on the west side of Northbrook Street. Item D/EX 1227/5/1 includes location plan
3 docs

Map of part of Cookham Rise and Cookham Dean  D/EX 1228  c.1940s-1950s

Source of acquisition: Presented in November 1993, (acc. 5326).


Black and white map showing part of Cookham Rise and Cookham Dean  D/EX 1228/1  n.d. [c.1940s-1950s]

1 roll

Administrative history:
According to the depositor, the map was drawn by Brian Dodds, a local historian in the 1940s-1950s.

Contents:
Includes Cookham railway station, Cookham Dean school and church, roads, footpaths, farms and public houses. Key to abbreviations used on map also shown
Scale: 12 inches to 1 mile

Sale catalogues of farms, and other property and land in the parishes of Brightwalton, Inkpen and Padworth  D/EX 1229  nd [early 1990s]

1 bdl; 2 docs

Source of acquisition: Presented in December 1993 (acc. 5334).


Sale catalogue of Yew Tree Farm, Brightwalton  D/EX 1229/1  n.d. [early 1990s]

1 doc

Contents:
Includes plan of land and colour photographs of the farmhouse interior and exterior the land and outbuildings

Sale catalogue of Broadlands farmhouse, Inkpen, with 21 acres of land  D/EX 1229/2/1-3  n.d. [early 1990s]

1 bdl

Contents:
D/EX 1229/2/1 includes coloured plan and coloured photographs of farm land; D/EX 1229/2/2 includes plan, [photocopy of plan contained in D/EX 1229/2/1] and colour photograph of farmhouse exterior. D/EX 1229/2/3 is a folder containing D/EX 1229/2/1-2 and includes (pasted to the front) an enlarged version of the farmhouse photograph contained in D/EX 1229/2/2. (3 docs)

Sale catalogue of Upper Church Farm, Rag Hill, Padworth  D/EX 1229/3  n.d. [early 1990s]

1 doc

Contents:
Includes plan of land, plans and elevations farmhouse and colour photographs of farmhouse exterior and land

Sale catalogue of the contents of no. 67 Peppard Road, Caversham  D/EX 1230  1977

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in April 1986 (acc. 5335).


Sale catalogue of the contents of no. 67 Peppard Road, Caversham, 14th December 1977, by order of the executors of the late Mrs F.A.G. Langley  D/EX 1230/1  1977

1 doc

Berkshire title deeds, wills and other papers  D/EX 1231  1674-1883

23 bdls, 26 docs

Source of acquisition: Presented in December 1993 (acc. 5344)


Title Deeds  [no ref. or date]

Abingdon  [no ref. or date]

Deeds relating to property and land in a street known as Butcherow  D/EX 1231/1/1-15  1674-1793

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes tenements, bakehouse, fishhouse, stables, yards and gardens. D/EX 1231/1/2 (1708) refers to a shop in Butcherow; D/EX 1231/1/6 (1717) also relates to a messuage, close, yard and arable land (c.20 acres) in West Hanney. (17 items)

Deeds relating to the King's Head public house in a street known as Bucherow or Thames Street. (12 items)  D/EX 1231/2/1-10  1756-1786

1 bdl

Basildon  D/EX 1231/3  [n.d.]

Deeds relating to property and land in Basildon  D/EX 1231/3/1-2  1822,1837

1 bdl

Contents:
D/EX 1231/3/1 (1822) relate to a cottage, lately converted into 2 tenements, with garden and one acre of adjoining arable land, near a brick kiln. D/EX 1231/3/2 (1837) relates to a messuage formerly used as 2 tenements in Upper Basildon. (2 docs)

Brightwell  D/EX 1231/4  [n.d.]

Deeds relating to the surrender of copyhold property and land in the manor of Brightwell  D/EX 1231/4/1-11  1730-1848

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes one messuage, barn, yard and garden, 1/2 acre of land, 7 acres of arable land and 3 acres of meadow land. (11 docs)

Chilton  D/EX 1231/5  [n.d.]

Deeds relating to property and land in Chilton, comprising one messuage with barn, stable and garden. (2 docs)  D/EX 1231/5/1-2  1833

1 bdl

Cholsey  D/EX 1231/6  [n.d.]

Deeds relating to property and land in Cholsey. (D/EX 1231/6/1 (1824) relates to a messuage, then used as 2 tenements', known as Summers  D/EX 1231/6/1-2  1824, 1832

1 bdl

Contents:
With outbuildings, garden and orchard, comprising one acre, one rood and 31 poles. D/EX 1231/6/2 (1832) relates to 5 1/2 acres of arable land and one rood of meadow land). (2 docs)

East Hagbourne  D/EX 1231/7  [n.d.]

Deed relating to property and land in East Hagbourne  D/EX 1231/7/1  1873

1 doc

Contents:
Comprising messuages and buildings built on land adjoining the turnpike road from Wantage to Wallingford

North Moreton  D/EX 1231/8  [n.d.]

Deed relating to land in North Moreton  D/EX 1231/8/1  1836

1 doc

Contents:
Includes 2 acres and 3 yards in Piss Furlong, 2 1/2 acres in Moore Furlong, one acre of meadow in Mackney Leas, and pasture land in Moors Common and 'other commonable places'

Wallingford  [no ref. or date]

Deeds relating to property and land in Fish Street  D/EX 1231/9/1-5  1757-1846

1 bdl


Related information: For further deeds relating to Fish Street property and land, see D/EX 1231/12/2-3 below. (5 docs)

Contents:
D/EX 1231/9/1 (1757), D/EX 1231/9/2-3 (1775) and D/EX 1231/9/4 (1841) relate to a messuage, bakehouse, fuel house, stables, loft and outhouses. D/EX 1231/9/4 also refers to a building in Wood Street used as a chapel. [For a further reference to the chapel,, see D/EX 1231/15/3 below.] D/EX 1231/9/5 (1846) relates to 2 messuages on the east side of Fish Street, with a messuage, warehouse court yard, garden, premises and inn known as the King's Arms

Deeds relating to 3 messuages and premises in Hart Street. (6 docs)  D/EX 1231/10/1-6  1831-1852

1 bdl

Deeds relating to property and land in the High Street, (described in D/EX 1231/11/21 (1879) as St Mary's Street)  D/EX 1231/11/1-21  1815-1879

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes messuages, outhouses, and garden. D/EX 1231/11/7 (1837) and D/EX 1231/11/17 (1844) refer to one messuage as 'New Buildings'; D/EX 1231/11/15 (1843), also relates to common and pasture land in Wallingford, with feeding for one cow). (35 items)

Deeds relating to property and land in Sleek Street  D/EX 1231/12/1-3  1775-1830

1 bdl


Related information: For further deeds relating to Fish Street property and land, see D/EX 1231/9/1-5. (5 items)

Contents:
D/EX 1231/12/1 (1775) relates to a messuage and garden; D/EX 1231/12/2 (1827) and D/EX 1231/12/3 (1830) relate to a messuage, washhouse, bakehouse, stable, outbuildings and land on the east side of Sleek Street and also Fish Street

Deeds relating to property and land in the parish of St Leonard  D/EX 1231/13/1-3  1828, 1844

1 bdl

Contents:
(D/EX 1231/13/1-2 (1828) relate to a cottage and land; D/EX 1231/13/3 (1844) relates to 4 tenements, outbuildings and land). (3 docs)

Deeds relating to property and land in the parish of St Mary the More, near St Mary's church  D/EX 1231/14/1-4  1793, 1845

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes tenement, brewhouse, offices, warehouse, stable buildings, garden and grounds. (5 items)

Deeds relating to property and land in the parish of St Peter  D/EX 1231/15/1-3  1802, 1829

1 bdl


Related information: For a further reference to the chapel, see D/EX 1231/9/4

Contents:
D/EX 1231/15/1-2 (1802) relate to a messuage with workshops and outhouses built on part of a garden known as the Common Garden; also a second yard and garden. D/EX 1231/15/3 (1829) relates to a chapel with land in Wood Street
3 docs

Deed of a messuage, stable, used as a printer's shop, and other premises in Wallingford  D/EX 1231/16/1  1843

1 doc

Windsor  [no ref. or date]

Deeds relating to a tenement in Peascod Street  D/EX 1231/17/1-17  1799-1883

1 bdl

Contents:
D/EX 1231/17/9 (1845) and D/EX 1231/17/12 (1854) also relate to a butcher's shop, with 4 small cottages at rear. In D/EX 1231/17/4 (1883) the tenement is described as No. 85 Peascod Street. D/EX 1231/17/15-17 (1883) are copy death certificates of various parties in the deeds: Lewis Leslie, gentleman of Upper Mall, London (d. 10th October 1851), Ann Leslie, (d. Margate, Kent, 10th October 1861), Lewis John Leslie, gentleman (died Willesden, Middlesex, 24th May 1873
17 docs

Oxfordshire - Warborough  D/EX 1231/18  [n.d.]

Deeds relating to cottages, garden and land in Warborough. (2 docs)  D/EX 1231/18/1-2  1856

1 bdl

Wills and administrations  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
This section of the catalogue is arranged alphabetically by surname

Probate copy of the will of Joshua Beisly, cowkeeper of Warborough, Oxon. Will dated 3rd July 1874; proved 17th March 1875  D/EX 1231/19/1  1875

1 doc

Copy of the probate of the will of Benjamin Bennett, formerly malster of Wallingford, later gentleman of Great Marlow, Bucks  D/EX 1231/20/1-2  n.d. [early 19th c]

1 bdl


Related information: For further deeds relating to Hart Street property and land, see D/EX 1231/10/1-6

Contents:
Will dated 2nd August 1827; proved 2nd December 1827. Includes supplemental abstract of title relating to the will, regarding 3 messuages in Hart Street, Wallingford
2 docs

Copy will of Edward Clark, stone mason of Warborough, Oxon. Original will written 13th February 1821  D/EX 1231/21/1  n.d. [early 19thc]

1 doc

Probate copy of the will of Sarah Cox of Wallingford, widow of John Cox, carpenter and joiner of Wallingford  D/EX 1231/22/1  1800

1 doc

Contents:
Will dated 29th July 1780; proved 26th July 1800

Probate copy of the will of Sarah Hewett, spinster of Swallowfield. Will dated 5th August 1840; proved 1st December 1840  D/EX 1231/23/1  1840

1 doc

Administration of Mary Jones of Cholsey, d. 12th August 1866; administration dated 7th January 1867  D/EX 1231/24/1  1867

1 doc

Administration of Sarah Loader, spinster of Debden, Essex, d. 8th January 1830; administration dated 26th July 1831  D/EX 1231/25/1  1831

1 doc

Probate copy of the will of Philip Mayne, gentleman of North Moreton. Will dated 15th March 1842; proved 18th March 1842  D/EX 1231/26/1-2  1842, 1844

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes deed, 1844, which relates to the will
2 docs

Probate copy of the will of Mrs Elizabeth Reynolds, 'spinster' of Peckham, Surrey. Will dated 13th January 1756; proved 31st January 1756  D/EX 1231/27/1  1756

1 doc

Probate copy of the will of William Reynolds, blacksmith of Abingdon and husband of Elizabeth Reynolds, [see D/EX 1231/27/1 above]  D/EX 1231/28/1  1748

1 doc

Contents:
Will dated 30th May 1748; proved 31st December 1748

Probate copy of the will and codicil of John Sheen the elder, gentleman of Dorchester, Oxon. Will dated 4th June 1803; proved 15th May 1804  D/EX 1231/29/1  1804

1 doc

Will of Richard Tyrrell, farmer of Hethercroft Farm, Cholsey, 8th April 1846  D/EX 1231/30/1  1846

1 doc

Contents:
Includes wrapper
2 items

Probate copy of the will of Moses Winter, builder of Wallingford. Will dated 10th February 1870; proved 25th May 1872  D/EX 1231/31/1  1872

1 doc

Will of John Woodley, baker of Hagbourne, 6th March 1868  D/EX 1231/32/1  1868

1 doc

Contents:
Includes envelope

Apprenticeship indentures, marriage settlements and other agreements  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
This section of the catalogue is arranged chronologically

[no title]  D/EX 1231/33/1-2  1683

1 bdl

Contents:
Bond and discharge between Elizabeth Woodhouse, and John Hagbourne, yeoman of Postcombe in the parish of Lewknor, Oxon
2 docs

Articles of agreement between John Fountaine, grocer of Abingdon and William Davis, butcher of Abingdon, regarding the fitting of a gutter to premises in Abingdon  D/EX 1231/34/1  1699

1 doc

Agreement between William Reynolds, blacksmith of Abingdon and Edward Clarke, grocer of Abingdon, relating to the use of an 'ancient entry' to premises in Abingdon  D/EX 1231/35/1  1718

1 doc

Agreement between the mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of Abingdon and Benjamin Tomkins the elder, gentleman of Abingdon, relating to the payment of quit rents. (2 items)  D/EX 1231/36/1  1724

1 doc

Declaration of trusts and appointment of new trustees  D/EX 1231/37/1-2  1812, 1819

1 bdl

Contents:
Declaration of trusts, 1812 (D/EX 1231/37/1) from Jane Miles, widow of Wallingford to Richard Mills, gentleman of Wanstead, Essex and Edward Button, grocer of Wallingford. Appointment of new trustees and declaration of trust, 1819 (D/EX 1231/37/2) between Jane Champion (formerly Miles), late of Wallingford, now of Benson, Oxon, widow of Henry Barden Champion, to Richard Miles Wynne, gentleman of Ruthen, Denbighshire, also William Bowell Sheen, gentleman of Wallingford. (4 items)

Marriage settlement of Thomas Barnett, coach painter of Benson, Oxon, and Hannah Miles, spinster of Benson, with related agreements. (6 items)  D/EX 1231/38/1-4  1812-1849

1 bdl

Apprenticeship indenture of John Harding  D/EX 1231/39/1  1846

1 doc

Contents:
With the consent of his father William Harding, farmer of Sutton Wick, to Edwin Candwell, woollen and linen draper of Wallingford

Marriage settlement of Miss Mary Anne Fairthorne. spinster of Brightwell and Thomas Greenwood, gentleman of Easington, Oxon  D/EX 1231/40/1  1849

1 doc

Assignment, 1858 (D/EX 1231/41/1) and releases, 1870 (D/EX 1231/41/2-3) relating to the will of John Ashby, (d. 2nd June 1844), gentleman of Clifton Hampden. (4 items)  D/EX 1231/41/1-3  1858, 1870

1 bdl

Assignment upon trust for the benefit of creditors between John Hall, cooper of Wallingford and Benjamin Hilliard, coal and timber merchant of Wallingford  D/EX 1231/42/1  1861

1 doc

Apprenticehip indenture of John Justins of Ewelme, Oxon, with the consent of his mother Ann Hathaway, widow of Ewelme, to Edward Godden, blacksmith of Ewelme  D/EX 1231/43/1  1877

1 doc

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
This section of the catalogue is arranged chronologically

Faculty for erecting an organ in the west gallery of St Mary's church, Wallingford  D/EX 1231/44/1  1812

1 doc

Certificate to order the production of title deeds by Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Stear of Wisbech St Peter, Cambs  D/EX 1231/45/1  1837

1 doc

Certificate to order the production of title deeds by Susannah, wife of John Hilliard  D/EX 1231/46/1  1837

1 doc

Printed poster advertising the sale of 3 messuages in Hart Street, Wallingford  D/EX 1231/47/1  1852

1 doc

Rough draft copy of grant issued under the Land Claims Settlement Act to Mary Orsmund, spinster of Clapton, Middx  D/EX 1231/48/1  1864

1 doc

Contents:
Relating to land in the province of Auckland, New Zealand
Includes rough plan

Printed poster advertising sale of 3 messuages in Hart Street, Wallingford  D/EX 1231/49/1-2  1871

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes hand-written conditions of sale
2 docs

Deeds of property in Wokingham  D/EX 1232  1744-1929

2 bdls

Source of acquisition: Deposited in January 1994 (acc 5349)


Deeds of, and documents relating to, a messuage in (later 33) Broad Street, Wokingham, 1744-1929, and 3 Rectory Road, Wokingham, c1899-1929  D/EX 1232/1/1-39  1744-1929

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes copy probate of Sarah Johnston, 1786
41 items

Declarations concerning the Goodchild family and a messuage and grocers shop in Peach Street, Wokingham, opposite the Ship public house  D/EX 1232/2/1-3  c1854

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes certified copy of the marriage of Edward Goodchild and Sarah Hilton Creaker, 1818

Reading police station occurrence book for the area within the Reading County petty sessional division  D/EX 1233  1880-1898

1 vol

Source of acquisition: Deposited in January 1994 (acc. 5352)


Reading police station occurrence book, relating to crimes committed in the area within the Reading County petty sessional division  D/EX 1233/1  1880-1898

1 vol

Contents:
The details of each crime consist of a summary of the 'Occurrence', with more detailed 'Remarks'
The 'Remarks' consist of a summary of action taken, often with details of the prosecution

Trinity United Reformed Church, Reading: final order of service before closure  D/EX 1234  1979

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Presented in January 1994 (acc 5356)


Order of service of praise and thanksgiving for the life and witness of the church since 1848, held on 6 May 1979 (final service before closure)  D/EX 1234/1  1979

1 doc


Related information: For papers relating to the formation of the Trinity Congregation, 1845-1847, and the deposited records of the church, 1848-1979, see D/N 10. For church year books, 1871-1915, and a sale catalogue of furnishings and contents, 1980, see D/EZ 66. For church magazines, 1904-1937, see D/EX 1237. For a photograph of the church, 1970s, see D/EX 1251

William Weedon of Reading, solicitor: deeds and papers relating to properties in Reading and Thatcham  D/EX 1235  1855-1901

5 bdls, 3 docs

Source of acquisition: Presented in January 1994 (acc. 5358)


Reading  [no ref. or date]

Copy transfer of mortgage of a piece of land situated on the south side of Great Knollys Street (4 items)  D/EX 1235/1  1855

1 bdl

Deeds, sales particulars, plans and insurance policy relating to the 'Victoria Dairy' and adjacent land, between Orts Road and Rupert Street (10 docs)  D/EX 1235/2/1-10  1864-1875

1 bdl

Copy transfer of mortgage of house and premises, West Street  D/EX 1235/3  1866

1 doc

Abstract of title to six cottages in Whitley hamlet, previously part of a piece of land called 'four acres', on the west side of the Reading to Basingstoke Road  D/EX 1235/4  1875

1 doc

Sale particulars for properties as follows  D/EX 1235/5  1885

1 doc

Contents:
Reading: 24 and 26 Chatham Street; 130 Friar Street; 20 and 22 Greyfriars Road; land on the south of the Bath Road; land on Coley Avenue. Whitley: land at the rear of Whitley Cottages
Hammersmith, Middx: 68, 70 and 72 Stowe Road, Shepherd's Bush

Papers relating to [? property in] Grovelands Road East, including plans and letter concerning the Reading Tramway Company depot and tramway extension (5 docs)  D/EX 1235/6/1-5  1891-1897

1 bdl

Deeds and related plans of a house known as 'Motcombe', on the north west side of Coley Avenue (3 docs)  D/EX 1235/7/1-3  1901

1 bdl

Thatcham  [no ref. or date]

Deeds and correspondence relatig to a piece of land on the west side of Green Lane (4 docs)  D/EX 1235/8/1-4  1863-1864

1 bdl

Will of Mary Eugenia Farmer of Grazeley Lodge  D/EX 1236  1847

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in January 1994 (acc 5359)


Will of Mary Eugenia Farmer of Grazeley Lodge, [Shinfield], Berkshire, spinster, dated 11 March 1847  D/EX 1236/1  1847

1 doc

Trinity Congregational Church, Reading: Church magazines  D/EX 1237  1904-1937

24 vols

Source of acquisition: Presented in January 1991 (acc. 5363)



Related information: For other records of Trinity Congregational Church, (later Trinity United Reformed Church), 1845-1980, see D/N 10/1-44 and D/EZ 66/1-5.

Contents:
In addition to news about Trinity Church, these magazines contain news from Congregational churches at Spencer's Wood, Basildon and Sulhamstead, and, from 1907, from Park Church and Institute in Reading

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/1  1904

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/2  1905

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/3  1906

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/4  1907

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/5  1908

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/6  1909

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/7  1910

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/8  1911

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/9  1912

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/10  1913

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/11  1916

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/12  1917

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/13  1918

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/14  1919

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/15  1920

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/16  1921

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/17  1922

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/18  1923

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/19  1924

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/20  1925

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/21  1926-1927

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/22  1928-1929

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/23  1930-1933

1 vol

Church magazines  D/EX 1237/1/24  1934-1937

1 vol

Deeds of properties in the parish of Waltham St Lawrence  D/EX 1238  1707-1880

Source of acquisition: Deposited in February 1994 (acc. 5364)


Contents:
Most of the documents relate to property which came into the ownership of Alfred Horwood of Waltham St Lawrence, farmer, during the second half of the nineteenth century, through the Crockford, Whitfield, Caudell, Goddard and Stephens families

Deeds of a messuage near Fore Bridge, later Crockford's Bridge, and various parcels of land in Waltham St Lawrence (21 items)  D/EX 1238/1/1-19  1707-1858

1 bdl

Contents:
Bundle includes copy abstract of marriage settlement between Elizabeth Knife and Henry Crockford jnr., 1707, describing a second messuage and lands called Rowses in Waltham St Lawrence, and other lands in Binfield (D/EX 1238/1/1); will of William Crockford of Waltham St Lawrence, baker, dated 1776, proved 1795 (D/EX 1238/1/10); will of William Crockford of Waltham St Lawrence, husbandman, dated 1815, proved 1821 (D/EX 1238/1/12); conveyance of Three Cornered or Three Square Piddle and Crockford's Piddle, with plan, 1858 (D/EX 1238/1/19)

Deeds of Browning's, later Wade's Meadow in the tything of Southlake (10 items)  D/EX 1238/2/1-8  1825-1859

1 bdl

Contents:
Copyhold of the manor of Waltham St Lawrence. The bundle consists of copies of court rolls, with copy extract of will of John Sargeant of Wokingham, yeoman (proved 1793), 1848 (D/EX 1238/2/1); and will of James Caudell of Waltham St Lawrence, yeoman, proved 1855 (D/EX 1238/2/8)

Deeds of a messuage and land [later known as Whitfield's Farm: see D/EX 1238/6/1]  D/EX 1238/3/1-7  1849-1851

1 bdl

Contents:
Two closes freehold called Westcroft or Westcrofts at Surlock als. Surlake Street, and copyhold messuage and lands, including another Westcroft, in the tything of Southlake, manor of Waltham St Lawrence

Deeds of land called Little Sill Green  D/EX 1238/4/1-2  1851

1 bdl

Deeds of various lands, including the land in D/EX 1238/2 and the copyhold property of D/EX 1238/3  D/EX 1238/5/1-3  1854

1 bdl

Contents:
Copies of court rolls of the manor of Waltham St Lawrence

Deeds of property as in D/EX 1238/2-5  D/EX 1238/6/1-5  1854-1880

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes sale particulars of two farms including Whitfield's, several houses and about 90 acres of land in 12 lots, 1854, with a declaration and plan identifying property (in D/EX 1238/5) bought by Horwood, 1861 D/EX 1238/6/1

Deeds of other property conveyed to the Horwood family, including Heath House farm, 1821 (D/EX 1238/7/1) (7 items)  D/EX 1238/7/1-4  1821-1875

1 bdl

Deeds of property conveyed to James Hayes, 1765, and Charles Hayes 1811, both of Holyport, parish of Bray, esquire, with copies of court rolls, 1735 (8 items)  D/EX 1238/8/1-4  1735-1811

1 bdl

Deeds of a cottage known as "Yew Tree" and land in Broad Lane, Bracknell  D/EX 1239  1873-1969

1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Deposited in February 1994 acc 5365


Deeds and papers relating to land, (part of a meadow called Hill House Mead), with a cottage, known as "Yew Tree", and outbuildings on the north-east side of Broad Lane, Bracknell  D/EX 1239/1/1-18  1873-1969

1 bdl

Contents:
This property, originally held by copyhold of the manor of Winkfield, is generally described as being in the parish of Winkfield until the 1940s. The bundle includes plans and elevations of proposed alterations to the cottage, 1940 D/EX 1239/1/14
23 items

Deeds and abstracts of title relating to property in Binfield, Maidenhead, Shottesbrooke, Waltham St Lawrence and White Waltham  D/EX 1240  1846-1910

3 bdls, 3 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in February 1994 acc 5366


Maidenhead  [no ref. or date]

Conveyances of, and abstract of title to, land, Park Road, Maidenhead Bray parish  D/EX 1240/1/1-3  1846-1849

1 bdl

Contents:
The land conveyed was formerly part of the yard of a messuage formerly known as the Bear Inn. It also adjoined Maidenhead High Street and a road between the High Street and the Bear Park

Abstract of title to land, Moffatt Street, Maidenhead Bray parish  D/EX 1240/2  1870

1 doc

Contents:
The land comprised part of the White Hart Close, and had previously belonged to the White Hart Inn

Binfield, Shottesbrooke, Waltham St Lawrence and White Waltham  [no ref. or date]

Abstract of title (and supplement) to the Shottesbrooke estate. Includes plan  D/EX 1240/3/1-2  1898

1 bdl

Contents:
The Shottesbrooke estate comprised the manors of Shottesbrooke; Halls or Shottesbrooke and Halls; White Waltham or Berry or Bury; Windsor or Windsores; and Smewins; the advowsons of Shottesbrooke and White Waltham; Halls Farm in Waltham St Lawrence; Fishers or How Lane Farm in White Waltham; and Yates Farm in Binfield, Shottesbrooke and White Waltham

White Waltham  [no ref. or date]

Abstracts of title to arable land at Littlewick Green in White Waltham. Includes plan  D/EX 1240/4/1-2  1877, 1910

1 bdl

Contents:
The property was part of the Waltham Place Estate, and comprised Lot 2 when the estate was sold c1877. 34 items

Abstract of the will of John Snowden.  D/EX 1240/5  n.d. c1856

1 doc

Contents:
Abstract of title to Lot 7, Waltham Place sale

Abstract of title to a messuage called Priests and meadow land called Little Innings Mead, at Littlewick Green in White Waltham.  D/EX 1240/6  1881

1 doc

Waltham St Lawrence parish magazines  D/EX 1241  1943-2000

58 bdls

Source of acquisition: Deposited in September 1992 (accs 5081 and 5084); March 1993 (acc 5212); February 1994 (acc. 5372); January 1995 (acc 5562); January 1996 (acc 5736); February 1997 (acc. 5980); February 1998 (acc. 6176); June 2001 (acc. 6787)



Related information: For parish magazines, 1934-1938, see D/P 142/28A/1

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/1/1-7  1943

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
June to December only

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/2/1-11  1944

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
August missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/3/1-12  1945

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/4/1-12  1946

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/5/1-10  1947

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
November, December missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/6/1-11  1948

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
January missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/7/1-12  1949

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/8/1-12  1950

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/9/1-12  1951

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/10/1-2  1952

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
April and December only

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/11/1-11  1953

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
December missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/12/1-12  1954

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/13/1-11  1955

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
July missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/14/1-12  1956

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/15/1-12  1957

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/16/1-12  1958

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/17/1-10  1959

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
July and August missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/18/1-12  1960

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/19/1-12  1961

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/20/1-12  1962

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/21/1-11  1963

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
April missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/22/1-6  1964

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
January-April, June and September only

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/23/1-11  1965

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
June missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/24/1-12  1966

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/25/1-12  1967

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/26/1-10  1968

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
August and September missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/27/1-12  1969

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/28/1-11  1970

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
December missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/29/1-12  1971

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/30/1-12  1972

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/31/1-5  1973

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
January-April, June, October only

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/32/1-9  1974

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
March missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/33/1-12  1975

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/34/1-12  1976

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/35/1-11  1977

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
June missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/36/1-11  1978

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
March missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/37/1-11  1979

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/38/1-11  1980

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
October missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/39/1-12  1981

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/40/1-11  1982

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/41/1-12  1983

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/42/1-11  1984

1 bdl

Contents:
With Home Words
June missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/43/1-12  1985

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/44/1-12  1986

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/45/1-12  1987

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/46/1-12  1988

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/47/1-12  1989

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/48/1-12  1990

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/49/1-10  1991

1 bdl

Contents:
February, September missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/50/1-12  1992

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/51/1-12  1993

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/52/1-12  1994

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/53/1-12  1995

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/54/1-12  1996

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/55/1-13  1997

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes copy of order of service for the licencing of the Revd David Cherry as priest in charge of Waltham St Lawrence, 8 March 1997

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/56/1-12  1998

1 bdl

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/57/1-9  1999

1 bdl

Contents:
February, April and August missing

Parish magazines  D/EX 1241/58/1-12  2000

1 bdl

Hurst Parochial Charities ledgers and cash books  D/EX 1242  1885-1965

6 vols

Source of acquisition: Deposited in February 1994 (acc. 5370)



Related information: For other records relating to Hurst Parochial Charities, see D/P 73 section 25

Ledger  D/EX 1242/1  1886-1897

1 vol

Ledger  D/EX 1242/2  1897-1932

1 vol

Ledger  D/EX 1242/3  1932-1956

1 vol

Cash book  D/EX 1242/4  1886-1897

1 vol

Cash book  D/EX 1242/5  1897-1937

1 vol

Cash book  D/EX 1242/6  1937-1965

1 vol

Reproductions of prints of Ascot Races (1836) and Stag Hounds on Ascot Heath (1839)  D/EX 1244  20th c

2 Items

Source of acquisition: Presented in 1986 (acc 3864) and 1968 (acc 5395).


"Ascot Heath Races: the last meeting attended by H M William IV"  D/EX 1244/1  1986

1 doc

Contents:
Reproduction of original engraving by F C Turner (1836). Coloured. (260 x 195 mm; framed)

"The Meeting of Her Majesty's Stag Hounds on Ascot Heath"  D/EX 1244/2  20c

1 doc

Contents:
Reproduction of original engraving (1839). Coloured. (260 x 195mm; framed)

Records of Newbury Relief Committee & Guild of Social Help (later Newbury Relief Fund)  D/EX 1245  1911-1993

10 vols, 2 bdls

Source of acquisition: Presented in March 1994 (acc. 5399).


Administrative history:
The Newbury Relief Committee was established in c. 1892 to administer the Newbury Relief Fund, raised by individual subscriptions. In 1911 the Guild of Social Help was set up, under the auspices of the Committee, to extend the scope of the latter's work. The Committee then became affiliated to the Guild, together with new committees dedicated to Children's Care, Registration (combatting fraudulent applications for relief) and Rescue (moral welfare). The charity's aims, as adopted in 1913, were to assist those in temporary distress or sick, inculcate the virtues of self-help, and fight "moral failure".
The mayor of Newbury was de facto President of the Guild, and local clergy and ministers of all denominations took leading roles.
The charity's formal name was the "Newbury Relief Committee & Guild of Social Help" from 1913 until 1927 when the Guild was dissolved. The Committee then reverted to its original purpose of relief of temporary distress, mostly in kind or as financial contributions towards a specific expense. From c. 1934, the charity adopted the name of the "Newbury Relief Fund" which it had always administered.

Minutes of Guild of Social Help, April 1911 - October 1912, and Annual General Meeting minutes of the Newbury Relief Committee & Guild of Social Help. 1913-1948  D/EX 1245/1  1911-1948

1 vol

Contents:
Includes annual reports and balance sheets, 1911-12, 1922-23, and 1926-1948; a copy of the objects and rules adopted in 1913; and press cuttings

Annual General Meeting minutes, 1949-1991  D/EX 1245/2  1948-1991

1 vol

Contents:
Includes annual reports and balance sheets, 1948-1964, 1965-1970, 1972-1973, and 1975-1977; and press cuttings, 1949-1970

Committee minutes, April 1954 - January 1962  D/EX 1245/3  1954-1962

1 vol

Conditions of access: CLOSED UNTIL 2037

Contents:
Includes details of individual cases

Committee minutes, February 1962 - February 1974  D/EX 1245/4  1962-1974

1 vol

Conditions of access: CLOSED UNTIL 2049

Contents:
Contents as D/EX 1245/3

Committee minutes, March 1974 - May 1993  D/EX 1245/5  1974-1993

1 vol

Conditions of access: CLOSED UNTIL 2068

Contents:
Includes details of individual cases, and some correspondence

Accounts, April 1941 - March 1950  D/EX 1245/6  1941-1950

1 vol

Conditions of access: CLOSED UNTIL 2025

Accounts, April 1950 - March 1961  D/EX 1245/7  1950-1961

1 vol

Conditions of access: CLOSED UNTIL 2036

Accounts, April 1961 - March 1967  D/EX 1245/8  1961-1967

1 vol

Conditions of access: CLOSED UNTIL 2042

Accounts, April 1967 - March 1973  D/EX 1245/9  1967-1973

1 vol

Conditions of access: CLOSED UNTIL 2048

Accounts, April 1973 - June 1992  D/EX 1245/10  1973-1992

1 vol

Conditions of access: CLOSED UNTIL 2067

Draft accounts, 1926-1927  D/EX 1245/11/1-3  1926-1927

1 bdl

Annual reports and balance sheets, 1921-1923, 1925-1954, 1955-1968, 1969-1970 and 1971-1979  D/EX 1245/12/1-54  1921-1979

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes draft report, 1935-36

Reading Borough charter and oath book  D/EX 1247  n.d. [c.1778-1818]

Source of acquisition: Deposited in March 1994 (acc 5410).


Reading Borough charter and oath book  D/EX 1247/1  n.d. [c.1778-1818]

1 vol

Contents:
Contains imperfect transcripts of borough charters, forms of oath, borough hall revenues rent roll and list of regular payments, and details of charities
Flyleaf press cutting concerning a lawsuit brought by the Corporation to establish its rights to the tolls of Reading market, 1818
pp 1-50 translation of a charter dated 23 September 2 Elizabeth [1560]
pp 51-91 transcript of a charter dated 17 December 1638
pp 93-94 transcript of extracts from a charter dated 26 February 2 Charles II (sic)
[This otherwise previously undocumented charter is probably to be identified with the charter of 26 February 2 James II [1686]. The wording is different, but the provisions are substantially the same, including references to the appointment of a borough recorder [first established by the 1686 charter]
pp 95-99 transcript of a charter dated 20 August 10 Charles II (sic)
This charter is probably to be identified with that of 20 August 19 Charles II [1678]. As with the entry above, the wording is different, but the provisions substantially the same
p 100 form of oath to be sworn by the mayor, justices and clerk of the market
p 101 form of oath to be sworn by the borough justices
p 102 form of oath to be sworn by the deputy mayor
p 103 form of oath to be sworn by the aldermen
p 106 form of oath to be sworn by the borough steward and recorder
p 107 form of oath to be sworn by the senior alderman in his capacity as borough justice
p 108 form of oath to be sworn by the town clerk and coroner
p 109 form of oath to be sworn by attorneys of the court (borough quarter sessions)
p 110 form of oath to be sworn by borough constables
p 111 form of oath to be sworn by wardens
p 112 form of oath to be sworn by a serjeant at mace
p 113 texts of oaths of allegiance and supremacy
pp 114-117 annual rent roll of the hall revenues of the borough (includes names, details of property and amount due)
pp 118-119 list of standing payments to be made by the borough chamberlain from the hall revenues
pp 120-138 financial details of charities of which the Corporation was a trustee
pp 139-145 transcript of deed of gift by the Revd William Boudry and John Richards of land called the Kiln Close adjoining land called Catsgrove and tenements in Horn Street, in Reading St Giles, given to augment Blagrave's charity for Reading maidservants (1755)
pp 145-146 copies of correspondence concerning the same, 1778
p 146 details of claimants for the same charity, 1756

Quitclaim of land in Shinfield; printed programme of Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebrations at Reading  D/EX 1248  1549, 1887

2 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in June 1994 (acc 5411).


Quitclaim by Bastianus and Agnes Pether of Hartley in Shinfield  D/EX 1248/1  1549

1 doc

Contents:
To William Marchant alias Genyns of Sulhampstead of land called Pither's Lombwoodfilds in Hartley Lombwood [Lambwood] in Shinfield

Printed programme of the proceedings for the celebration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee at Reading  D/EX 1248/2  1887

1 doc

Circuit plans and directories of various Berkshire Methodist circuits  D/EX 1250  1958-1994

6 bdls, 5 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in April and May 1994 (accs. 5418 and 5429), and June 1999 (acc. 6450)


Slough circuit  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also D/MC 18 and D/EX 880/1-2

Plan and directory (Slough, Central Hall), October-December 1958  D/EX 1250/1  1958

1 doc

Plans and directories, January-March 1961 and August-November 1964 (2 docs)  D/EX 1250/2/1-2  1961-1964

1 bdl

Envoy, the circuit plan and magazine [directory]  D/EX 1250/3/1-8  1965-1969

1 bdl

Contents:
October-December 1965, October-December 1966, October-December 1967, July 1968 - March 1969, July-September 1969 [plan missing], and September-December 1969 (8 docs)

Envoy, plans and directories, February-April 1973, July- September 1974, and January-March and July-September 1976 (4 docs)  D/EX 1250/4/1-4  1973-1976

1 bdl

Circuit directory  D/EX 1250/5  1981-1982

1 doc

Thames Valley circuit  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also D/MC 19 and D/EX 880/4, 9

Plans, March 1988-November 1992 (nos 7-25) and March-May 1993 (no 27) (20 docs)  D/EX 1250/6/1-20  1988-1993

1 bdl

Plan and directory, January-April 1994 (no 30)  D/EX 1250/7  1994

1 doc

Circuit directory  D/EX 1250/8  1990-1991

1 doc

Newbury circuit  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also D/MC 9 and D/EX 880/5

Plans and directories, November 1964-January 1965 and May-July 1971 (2 docs)  D/EX 1250/9/1-2  1964-1971

1 bdl

Newbury and Hungerford circuit  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also D/MC 13 and D/EX 880/6

Plans and directories, May-July 1982, and February-July 1987 (3 docs)  D/EX 1250/10/1-3  1982-1987

1 bdl

Silchester circuit  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also D/MC 3 and D/EX 880/8

Plan and directory, April-July 1971  D/EX 1250/11  1971

1 doc

Photograph of Trinity Congregational Church, Reading  D/EX 1251  nd [1970s]

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Purchased in April 1994 (acc. 5419)



Related information: See also D/N 10, D/EX 1234 and 1237, and D/EZ 66

Administrative history:
The church was closed in 1979 and subsequently demolished

Photograph (black and white) of Trinity Congregational, later United Reformed, Church, Sidmouth Street, Reading  D/EX 1251/1  n.d. [1970s]

1 doc

Berkshire Chess Assocation minute book and papers  D/EX 1252  1921-1960

1 vol, 1 bdl, 2 docs

Source of acquisition: Presented in April 1994 (acc. 5420)


Minute book  D/EX 1252/1/1  1921-1960

1 vol

Obituary of P.J. Lawrence, one of the founder members of the Association. (Reprinted from the Berkshire Chronicle, 10 February 1939)  D/EX 1252/2/1  1939

1 doc

Contents:
Found loose in D/EX 1252/1/1

Newspaper cuttings relating to Association meetings and activities  D/EX 1252/3/1/1-4  1954-1956

1 bdl

Contents:
Found loose in D/EX 1252/1/1
4 docs

Service sheet of funeral of Frank William Neale, one of the founder members of the Association  D/EX 1252/4/1  1955

1 doc

Contents:
Found loose in D/EX 1252/1/1

Plan and photographs of St Luke's schoolrooms, Reading  D/EX 1254  1994

Source of acquisition: Presented in April 1994 (acc. 5423)


Administrative history:
St Luke's schoolrooms, adjoining St Luke's church in Erleigh Road, Reading, were built in 1883. They were designed, like the church, by the architect, J P St Aubyn and were intended to accommodate 150 boys and 150 girls. At the time the photographs were taken (March, 1994) the schoolrooms were being used by the church for storage and for fund-raising events

Ground plan  D/EX 1254/1/1  1994

1 doc

Photographs of exterior and entrance door. (3 docs)  D/EX 1254/2/1-3  1994

1 bdl

Photographs of ground floor room. (6 docs)  D/EX 1254/3/1-6  1994

1 bdl

Photographs of staircase. (4 docs)  D/EX 1254/4/1-4  1994

1 bdl

Photographs of first floor room. (6 docs)  D/EX 1254/5/1-6  1994

1 bdl

Minutes, accounts, correspondence and exhibition programmes of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society  D/EX 1255  1898-1993

3 vols, 4 files, 17 bdls, 2 docs, 2 items

Source of acquisition: Deposited in April 1994 (acc. 5424)


Administrative history:
Formerly known as the Windsor, Eton and District Rose and Horticultural Society, the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society adopted its new name in 1950 on its revival after the war. The society's principal activity is its annual exhibition or 'Rose Show' in June or July. First staged in 1892, it celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 1964 (having lapsed during both world wars). From 1899 it enjoyed the unique privilege of being held on the North Slopes in the private grounds of Windsor Castle. Since 1970 a winter indoor show in November, "Winterflora", has also been staged in the town

Minutes  D/EX 1255/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
Minutes before 1926 are lacking

Signed minutes of committee meetings and annual general meetings, 1926-1940 and 1949-1953  D/EX 1255/1/1  1926-1953

1 vol

Contents:
The society lapsed in the intervening years

Signed minutes of committee meetings and annual general meetings, with annual secretary's reports and statements of accounts  D/EX 1255/1/2  1953-1965

1 vol


Related information: See also D/EX 1255/1/4

Signed minutes of committee meetings and annual general meetings, with annual secretary's reports and statements of accounts  D/EX 1255/1/3  1965-1970

1 vol


Related information: See also D/EX 1255/1/4

Statements of accounts, 1954, 1961 and 1964, secretary's reports, 1962 and 1969, and annual general meeting minutes, 1969  D/EX 1255/1/4/1-7  1954-1969

1 bdl


Related information: See also D/EX 1255/3/7

Contents:
Formerly loose in D/EX 1255/1/2-3

Unsigned minutes of committee and annual general meetings, with occasional related papers [incomplete]  D/EX 1255/1/5/1-58  1973-1987

1 bdl

Accounts  D/EX 1255/2  [n.d.]


Related information: For annual statements of accounts, 1897-1950 (some gaps), see D/EX 1255/4/1-2 below. For 1954-1970, see D/EX 1255/1/2-4 above

Annual statements of accounts, 1971-1988  D/EX 1255/2/1/1-18  1971-1988

1 bdl

Society administration  D/EX 1255/3  [n.d.]

Secretary's "Rose Show" files, 1937-1939  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Files from 1937 to 1939 have survived, containing correspondence with exhibitors, traders, advertisers, caterers, etc., mostly but not exclusively from the south of England, participating in the 1938 and 1939 shows

Correspondence, November 1937-February 1938  D/EX 1255/3/1  1937-1938

1 File

Letter from the Keeper of the Privy Purse, Sandringham, Norfolk, confirming royal permission to use the Castle grounds again, 26 January 1938 [found loose in D/EX 1255/3/1]  D/EX 1255/3/2  1938

1 doc

Correspondence, March-May 1938  D/EX 1255/3/3  1938

1 File

Correspondence, 1-11 June 1938  D/EX 1255/3/4/1  1938

1 bdl

Correspondence, 13-24 June 1938  D/EX 1255/3/4/2  1938

1 bdl

Correspondence, 27 June-November 1938. [D/EX 1255/3/4/1-3 originally one file. The show took place on 25 June.]  D/EX 1255/3/4/3  1938

1 bdl

Correspondence, December 1938-April 1939  D/EX 1255/3/5  1938-1939

1 File

Correspondence, May-August and November 1939. [The show took place on Saturday 24 June.]  D/EX 1255/3/6  1939

1 File

Annual report for 1963-1964, year of the Diamond Jubilee of the show  D/EX 1255/3/7  1964

1 doc

Contents:
Including list of officers, statement of accounts, constitution, and reprinted Times article on the history of the royal pleasure gardens where the show is held

Correspondence, schedules and newscuttings concerning "Winterflora", 1973-1974 and 1977-1986  D/EX 1255/3/8/1-58  1973-1986

1 bdl

Programmes and schedules  D/EX 1255/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
[The earliest programme to survive is that of the seventh "Annual Exhibition" in 1898. There was no exhibition in 1917 or 1918, or between 1940 and 1949. Programmes up to 1951 contain the society's rules and regulations, schedules of classes and prizes (with winners' names sometimes added by hand after 1924), the annual report, statement of accounts and list of subscribers for the previous year, and numerous advertisements for horticultural products. From 1952, programmes have schedules of classes, lists of members and (up to 1987) an index of competitors, but no annual reports or financial statements. From 1952 also, a separate schedules and regulations book was issued (with winners' names added up to 1955)

Programmes, 1898, 1902-1905, 1907, 1909, 1911-1915, 1919-1920  D/EX 1255/4/1/1-14  1898-1920

1 bdl

Programmes, 1924, 1926-1927, 1929-1930, 1937, 1939, 1950-1951  D/EX 1255/4/2/1-9  1924-1951

1 bdl

Miscellaneous forms, advertisements, correspondence and newscuttings [found loose in D/EX 1255/4/1 and 4/2]  D/EX 1255/4/3/1-18  1905-1937

1 bdl

Programmes, 1952-1957  D/EX 1255/4/4/1-6  1952-1957

1 bdl

Programmes, 1958-1972  D/EX 1255/4/5/1-15  1958-1972

1 bdl

Programmes, 1973-1991  D/EX 1255/4/6/1-19  1973-1991

1 bdl

Schedules and regulations, 1952-1970  D/EX 1255/4/7/1-19  1952-1970

1 bdl

Schedules and regulations, 1971-1993  D/EX 1255/4/8/1-23  1971-1993

1 bdl

Miscellaneous  D/EX 1255/5  [n.d.]

Show official's armband  D/EX 1255/5/1  n.d. [1930s?]

1 Item

Trophy display labels, naming the presenters  D/EX 1255/5/2/1-13  n.d. [1930s?]

1 bdl

Blank gold and bronze medal certificates  D/EX 1255/5/3/1-2  n.d. [1930s?]

1 bdl

Committee members' badges, 1939, 1950, 1958 and n.d. [1950s?]  D/EX 1255/5/4  1939-1958

1 Item

Show posters  D/EX 1255/5/5/1-10  1971-1987

1 bdl

Catering tenders, 1978, 1985 and 1986 (21 items)  D/EX 1255/5/6/1-3  1978-1986

1 bdl

Lease of arable land in Shrivenham  D/EX 1256  1767

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Presented in April 1994 (acc. 5425)


Lease (release lacking) of a piece of arable land (1a. 2r. 10p.) in Shrivenham  D/EX 1256/1  1767

1 doc

Contents:
Being part of a ground called Horns Ground and lying between the road to Swindon to the north and land called Claylands to the south

Pedigree of the Lybbe family, (1639-1802)  D/EX 1257  n.d. [1880s-1920s]

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Presented in May 1994 (acc. 5431)


Pedigree of the Lybbe family, mainly of Stanford Dingley, Yattendon and Pangbourne, and Whitchurch and Checkendon, Oxon, 1639-1802  D/EX 1257/1  n.d. [1880s-1920s]

1 doc

Contents:
Compiled by Edward Bellasis, Lancaster Herald, [1882-1922]

Plan of roads in Chieveley  D/EX 1258  Undated; c.18c

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Presented in May 1994 (acc. 5354)


Plan of roads in Chieveley, showing widths  D/EX 1258/1  n.d. [late 18c]

1 doc

Contents:
(The roads shown are the main Oxford to Newbury road at its crossing with the road from Chieveley to Priors Court, i.e. at GR 481737. The roads are depicted to a distance of approximately 200 yards north of the cross roads, 70 yards south, and 40 yards east and west. The measured width of the main road varies from 15 ft. 6 in. to 31 ft. 6 in. over this distance. Scale: 25 poles to 13 inches, or approx. 32 ft. to 1 inch.) [Undated; probably late 18th c.]

Deeds of land in Pembroke Road, Newbury  D/EX 1259  1803-1963

1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Deposited in May 1994 (acc. 5439)


Deeds of 6 (formerly 3) messuages, later a messuage, shop and bakehouse in Egypt, Northcroft Lane (later Pembroke Road), Newbury  D/EX 1259/1/1-14  1803-1932

1 bdl

Contents:
(The property conveyed adjoined the Old Baptist Chapel and the site of Lane's Lodging House
Includes certificate for redemption of land tax, 1803, also relating to The Island, 2 messuages, a slaughter-house and stable, Northcroft Lane, Newbury). (16 items)

Deeds of The Bungalow (later G.E.M. Works), Pembroke Road, Newbury  D/EX 1259/2/1-5  1932-1960

1 bdl

Contents:
This property was erected on the site of four of the messuages conveyed in D/EX 1259/1. It was later (from 1958) a motor car showroom, office and workshop or garage

Deeds of The Lodging House, Pembroke Road, Newbury  D/EX 1259/3/1-10  1900-1948

1 bdl

Administrative history:
The property conveyed consisted originally of eight messuages, Egypt, Newbury. It was demolished between 1913 and 1937

Contents:
Includes abstract of title, 1900, reciting the deeds from 1808, and a sale catalogue, 1900, which also lists Malvern Cottage, Park Place, Newbury; a dwelling house, Cromwell Place, Newbury; and six cottages near The Lodging House

Deeds of Nos 1-2 Pembroke Road (formerly Egypt Gardens; near Northcroft Lane, Newbury)  D/EX 1259/4/1-26  1849-1962

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes abstract of title, 1849, reciting deeds from 1800

Photograph of the Mayor and Corporation of Newbury; map of Berkshire by John Cary; National Service poster  D/EX 1260  c1804-1952

3 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in May 1994 (acc. 5440)


Photograph of the Mayor, Corporation and principal officers of the borough of Newbury outside the Granary building, The Wharf, Newbury  D/EX 1260/1  n.d. [1930]

1 doc

Contents:
This photograph commemorates the visit of of the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 23 September 1930. Mr Leigh Jackson is shown in the front row, fifth from the left, next to the Mayor, Harry Railton Metcalf

Map of Berkshire from the best authorities, by John Cary  D/EX 1260/2  c.1804

1 doc

Contents:
(21 in. x 15 1/2 in. Shows the county divided into hundreds). [Undated. Paper watermarked 1804.]

Poster advertising arrangements for registration for National Service at local offices of the Ministry of Labour and National Service  D/EX 1260/3  1952

1 doc

Deeds and papers relating to 4 Hart Street, Reading  D/EX 1261  (1889) - 1967

1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Presented in May 1994 (acc. 5441)


Deeds, copy deeds and papers relating to 4 Hart Street, Reading  D/EX 1261/1/1-10  (1889)-1967

1 bdl

Contents:
Location plans included on D/EX 1261/1/1, 1/9 and D/EX 1261/1/10 (10 docs)

Deeds of Lansdowne Place, 25 Church Street, Twyford  D/EX 1262  1921-1976

1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Presented in June 1994 (acc. 5450)


Deeds of Lansdown Place and land, 25 Church Street, Twyford  D/EX 1262/1/1-9  1921-1976

1 bdl

Contents:
(Location plan included on D/EX 1262/1/1) (9 docs.)

Records of Samuel Elliott and Sons (Reading) Ltd  D/EX 1263  1903-c1993

15 vols, 58 bdls, 53 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in June 1994 (acc 5452) and July 1994 (acc 5466)


Administrative history:
Two brief histories of Samuel Elliott and Sons (Reading) Ltd exist in the collection: one written by an undergraduate at Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1977 (in D/EX 1263/6/11), the other by the company secretary for a speech in the same year (D/EX 1263/12/10)
Both these quote the Newbury Weekly News of 26 February 1885 in saying that Samuel Elliott first ventured into business in 1860 in Newbury, taking over an operation previously run by his grandfather. He is listed in Dutton Allen's Directory 1863, as a builder in West Street; by the publication of the Post Office Directory 1869, the address is given as Northbrook Street. The latter name seems to have acted as the business address for Mr Elliott's Albert Steam Joinery Works (actually situated at the rear of Albert Road), and it was these premises which were to burn to the ground in the early morning of 21 February 1885
Although the works were rebuilt, the fire seems to have provoked problems for the business. In 1895 Samuel Elliott was declared bankrupt, and after creditors' hearings a new company, Elliott's Moulding and Joinery Company Ltd, was formed by other local businessmen. Samuel Elliott was kept on as works manager (see D/EX 1263/6/11,12/10)
In 1902, Samuel Elliott was offered a chance to run his own company again, by a gentleman named Mr J C Fidler. Mr Fidler gave both money and land at Gosbrook Road, Caversham to the new enterprise, and became the first chairman of the board of directors of Samuel Elliott and Sons (Reading) Ltd, joiners and moulders etc. Samuel Elliott's involvement with the Newbury company ended. [This company, Elliott's of Newbury, apparently continued until 1975; some records have been deposited by Elliott's of Reading - see D/EX 1264; others are at Newbury Museum]
Mr Fidler died in 1903, but the company was sufficiently established to survive. D/EX 1263/12/10 refers to a "reconstruction" of the company in 1914, made necessary by long term difficulties caused by Mr Fidler's death; perhaps this is solely a reference to a new owner - Mr E Dunham. Unfortunately some of the records for this first period in the company's history have gone astray - there is no company copy of the first articles of association, 1902, and the board minutes for the period 1909-1939 are missing (although draft minutes and an agenda book survive, 1914-1938 (D/EX 1263/2/2/1,2/3/1)). The agenda book refers to the "first meeting of the board January 1914", which is evidence for some change in association; it must therefore be a possibility that there were also new articles of association that year
However the company may have altered its registration with Companies House during this period, in 1939 it was converted into a public company, and its shares sold at the Stock Exchange. The articles of association in the collection (D/EX 1263/1/1) date from this event; although a prospectus would also have been published, once again no company copy seems to exist
Elliott's survived as an independent firm until 1960, when in difficulties, it canvassed a bid from Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons Ltd (D/EX 1263/6/11). The company duly became part of Development Securities Ltd, a McAlpine's holding company, and was merged with another joinery firm known as John P White (Bedford) Ltd. For five years Elliott's was known as Samuel Elliott and John P White (Reading) Ltd, until Mr White himself resigned from the board, and the company reverted to its original name
In 1977 McAlpine's sold the company to EMI, who within the same year sold it again to Trafalgar House Ltd, the present (1994) owners. In the 1980s Elliott's were incorporated into Trollope and Colls Joinery Ltd, a firm with origins in Camberwell, London, and in the 1990s they moved to a new site in Lyon House, Craddock Road, Reading, under the restyled name of Trollope Colls Elliott
So what of the Elliotts themselves? Samuel disappeared from the board of directors sometime between 1909-1914; he is still listed in the Reading borough electoral register for 1914-1915, but not for 1918-1919. One of his sons, Albert, remained on the board to become managing director, resigning in 1946; the other, Cecil, served as a director until he retired in 1954. Albert's son, Lionel, was the last Elliott to be involved with the firm; the managing director, he died in 1959 while on company business in Baghdad, Iraq. He left no children, and his widow sold his shares in the company

Contents:
1 ASSOCIATION: memorandum and articles of association, 1939; trust deed, 1939
2 COMPANY MINUTES AND AGENDAS: board minutes, 1902-1909, 1939-1977; general meeting minutes, 1939-1977; other minutes, 1940-1944; draft board minutes, 1914-1938; board agendas, 1914-1938, 1954-1956
3 REGISTERS OF SHAREHOLDERS AND DIRECTORS: registers of shareholders, directors and mortgages, 1914-1938
4 RETURNS UNDER THE COMPANIES ACT: 1914-1920, 1935-1946
5 ANNUAL REPORTS AND ACCOUNTS: annual reports and accounts, 1906, 1939-1971; annual statements of accounts, 1934-1964
6 CORRESPONDENCE: letters relating to Elliott's activities during World War II, 1942-1945; miscellaneous correspondence, 1906-1978
7 PROMOTIONAL AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL: illustrated catalogues for moulding, joining and shopfitting work, 1903-1950s; promotional brochures, 1930s-c1993; calendars, 1928-1936; miscellaneous, 1930s-1980s
8 RECORDS OF JOBS UNDERTAKEN: [number reserved]
9 PROPERTY: inventories of works fixtures etc, 1950 and 1960; schedule of buildings and valuation, 1960; plans of works, 1946-1961; correspondence relating to boundary fence, 1947
10 STAFF: turner's piecework books, 1908-1910; income tax return of employees, 1935-1937; service agreements, 1939-1957; list of staff employed, 1955; pension booklets, 1954-1956
11 LEISURE AND SOCIAL: souvenir programme for company show at the Palace Theatre, Reading, 1952; miscellaneous papers and photographs relating to inter alia, Elliott's football and cricket clubs, and horticultural section, 1919-1962
12 MISCELLANEOUS COMPANY RECORDS: offer for sale of stocks, 1939; catalogue of example moulding designs, 1940s; list of maintenance and expense codes, 1949; photographs of works and employees, 1930s-1976; miscellaneous, 1930s-1984
13 MATERIAL NOT CREATED BY ELLIOTT'S: miscellaneous printed material and photographs, 1949-1964

Association  D/EX 1263/1  [n.d.]


Related information: For various amendments to articles of association, see D/EX 1263/2/1/4-5

Memorandum and articles of association  D/EX 1263/1/1  1939

1 vol

Trust deed of mortgage to the Prudential Assurance Company Ltd for securing stock  D/EX 1263/1/2  1939

1 vol

Company minutes and agenda  D/EX 1263/2  [n.d.]

Minutes  D/EX 1263/2/1  [n.d.]


Related information: For some minutes of the works committee, 1954-1956, see D/EX 1263/2/3/2

Board minutes (indexed), October 1902 - October 1905  D/EX 1263/2/1/1  1902-1905

1 vol

Contents:
In front of volume, note that it was received from Cecil A Elliott after his retirement, 1954

Board minutes (indexed), October 1905 - June 1909  D/EX 1263/2/1/2  1905-1909

1 vol

Contents:
In front of volume, note that it was received from Cecil A Elliott after his retirement, 1954

Board minutes, February 1939 - January 1943  D/EX 1263/2/1/3  1939-1943

1 vol

Contents:
Includes minutes of extraordinary and annual general meetings, 1939-1942, annual reports, and minutes of meetings for the redemption of shares and stock, 1940-1942

Board minutes, February 1943-September 1946  D/EX 1263/2/1/4  1943-1946

1 vol

Contents:
Includes at rear, reversed, minutes of annual general meetings, 1943-1946, annual reports, and minutes of meetings for the redemption of shares and stock, 1943-1944

Board minutes, October 1946 - April 1955  D/EX 1263/2/1/5  1946-1955

1 vol

Contents:
Includes, at rear, minutes of annual general meetings, 1947-1955

Board minutes, May 1955 - June 1977  D/EX 1263/2/1/6  1955-1977

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes minutes of extraordinary and annual general meetings, 1956-1977

Draft minutes  D/EX 1263/2/2  [n.d.]

Draft board minutes, February 1914 - December 1938  D/EX 1263/2/2/1  1914-1938

1 vol

Contents:
Includes draft minutes of general meetings, 1914-1938

Agendas  D/EX 1263/2/3  [n.d.]

Board agendas, January 1914 - December 1938  D/EX 1263/2/3/1  1914-1938

1 vol

Contents:
Includes agendas for general meetings, 1917-1938

Board agendas and agenda papers, May 1954 - November 1956  D/EX 1263/2/3/2  1954-1956

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes some copy minutes of the works committee, 1954-1956

Registers of shareholders and directors  D/EX 1263/3  [n.d.]

Register of shareholders' applications and allotments  D/EX 1263/3/1  1914-1920

1 vol

Combined register  D/EX 1263/3/2  1914-1938

1 vol

Contents:
Combined register (indexed) of shareholders; debenture holders (including deed of transfer, 1919, and deed of issue of debentures, 1920); transfers of shares; mortgages (including mortgage debenture certificate, 1914, and certificate of registration of debentures, 1914); and directors
Includes, bound at rear, returns under the Companies Acts, 1914-1920

Returns under the Companies Acts  D/EX 1263/4  [n.d.]


Related information: For returns under the Companies Acts, 1914-1920, see D/EX 1263/3/2

Returns under the Companies Acts  D/EX 1263/4/1/1-12  1935-1946

1 bdl

Annual reports and accounts  D/EX 1263/5  [n.d.]


Related information: For annual reports and accounts, 1939-1946, see also D/EX 1263/2/1/3-4

Annual reports and accounts, 1939-1959, 1970-1971  D/EX 1263/5/1/1-23  1939-1971

1 bdl

Annual statements of accounts 1934, 1936-1964  D/EX 1263/5/2/1-41  1934-1964

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes reports from auditors, 1934, 1936-1941; work in progress summaries, 1944-1953

Annual report and accounts  D/EX 1263/5/3  1906

1 doc

Correspondence  D/EX 1263/6  [n.d.]


Related information: For correspondence relating to the works' boundary fence, 1947, see D/EX 1263/9/8

Memorandum concerning the security of the office cash drawer  D/EX 1263/6/1  1906

1 doc

Contents:
Includes note that this was presented to the company by Mr H Childs in 1951

Correspondence with Elliott's of Newbury concerning the misdirection of mail  D/EX 1263/6/2  1916-1920

1 bdl

Correspondence concerning reconstitution of the board (7 docs)  D/EX 1263/6/3/1-7  1939

1 bdl

File of correspondence with Babcock and Wilcox Ltd of London, mostly relating to Engineering and Marine Exhibitions at Olympia, London  D/EX 1263/6/4  1936-1941

1 bdl

Correspondence with Elliott's of Newbury concerning interfirm fire services competition  D/EX 1263/6/5  1943

1 bdl

Circular letter from the Town Clerk, Reading borough, relating to the designation by the Ministry of Home Security of Elliott's as a "key point"  D/EX 1263/6/6  1942

1 doc

Framed circular letter from the Superintendent of Landing Craft at the Admiralty, relating to a national labour preference agreement  D/EX 1263/6/7  1943

1 doc

Framed circular letter from the Ministry of Supply, containing an extract from a letter from General Montgomery relating to Bailey Bridges  D/EX 1263/6/8  1943

1 doc

Framed letter of thanks from the Secretary of the Admiralty  D/EX 1263/6/9  1945

1 doc

Correspondence and other papers relating to director's visit to Baghdad, and the subsequent fatal accident suffered by Mr A L Elliott  D/EX 1263/6/10  1959

1 bdl

File of correspondence and typescript notes on the history of the company, entitled "Centenary - 1975"  D/EX 1263/6/11  1975-1978

1 bdl


Related information: See also D/EX 1263/12/10

Correspondence and other papers relating to recordings of the radio broadcast "Workers' Playtime" (7 docs)  D/EX 1263/6/12/1-7  1946-1951

1 bdl

Correspondence  D/EX 1263/6/13  1959-1961

1 bdl

Contents:
With Michael Waterhouse (grandson of Alfred) about work at Yattendon, and also with the Reading Borough Librarian about Samuel Elliott's work on Fox Hill, Whiteknights, Reading

Correspondence and other papers relating to Samuel Elliott's work on Temple Bar, Theobalds Park, Cheshunt, Herts (9 docs)  D/EX 1263/6/14/1-9  1960

1 bdl

Promotional and advertising material  D/EX 1263/7  [n.d.]


Related information: For catalogue of mouldings, 1940s-1966, see D/EX 1263/12/7; see also D/EX 1263/13/2

Illustrated catalogue of architraves, rails and mouldings etc (entitled "Moulding Catalogue No 10")  D/EX 1263/7/1  1903

1 doc

Illustrated catalogue entitled "Particulars and Prices of Elliott's Patent Pneumatic Weather Bar for Wood Windows"  D/EX 1263/7/2  n.d. [1903-1913]

1 doc

Illustrated catalogue of display fittings  D/EX 1263/7/3  1923

1 doc

Illustrated catalogue of shopfitting fixtures and fittings, including illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/4  n.d. [1920s]

1 doc

Illustrated catalogue of "See-All" standard fittings and fixtures, with supplementary price list (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/5/1-2  1930

1 bdl

Illustrated catalogue of "See-All" counters and cases  D/EX 1263/7/6  1930

1 doc

Illustrated catalogue of metal display fittings  D/EX 1263/7/7  1931

1 doc

Promotional brochure with illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/8  n.d. [1930s-1940s]

1 doc

Illustrated catalogue entitled "See-All interior equipment and shop fronts", including illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/9  n.d. [1930s-1940s]

1 vol

Illustrated leaflets of "See-All" counters and fittings (8 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/10/1-8  n.d. [1940s]

1 bdl

Illustrated catalogue of oak panelling, including illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/11  n.d. [1940s]

1 doc

Promotional brochure entitled "Distinctive Woodwork", with illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/12  n.d. [1940s]

1 doc

Illustrated catalogue entitled "Distinctive Doors", including illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/13  n.d. [1940s]

1 doc

Illustrated catalogue entitled "Anti-cyclone Revolving Doors", including illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/14  n.d. [1940s]

1 doc

Illustrated catalogue of "See-All" equipment  D/EX 1263/7/15  n.d. [1950s]

1 doc

Promotional brochure entitled "Elliott Shopfitting", with illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/16  1970

1 doc

Promotional brochure for joinery, shopfitting and architectural metalwork, with illustrated leaflets of jobs undertaken (10 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/17/1-10  n.d. [1970s]

1 bdl

Promotional brochure with illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/18  1981

1 doc

Illustrated promotional brochure entitled "C & A and Elliotts of Reading - working together since 1922"  D/EX 1263/7/19  n.d. [1980s]

1 doc

Promotional brochure with illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/20  n.d. [c1993]

1 doc

Illustrated advertising blotters/rulers/calendars (4 docs). [July-August and November-December only]  D/EX 1263/7/21/1-4  1928

1 bdl

Illustrated advertising blotters/rulers/calendars (11 docs). [May missing]  D/EX 1263/7/22-1-11  1929

1 bdl

Illustrated advertising blotters/rulers/calendars (12 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/23/1-12  1930

1 bdl

Illustrated advertising blotters/rulers/calendars (12 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/24/1-12  1931

1 bdl

Illustrated advertising blotters/rulers/calendars (12 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/25/1-12  1932

1 bdl

Illustrated advertising blotters/rulers/calendars  D/EX 1263/7/26/1-12  1934

1 bdl

Illustrated advertising blotters/rulers/calendars (11 docs). [July missing]  D/EX 1263/7/27/1-11  1935

1 bdl

Illustrated advertising blotters/rulers/calendars (12 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/28/1-12  1936

1 bdl

Reprints of journal and magazine articles concerning jobs undertaken by Elliott's (4 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/29/1-4  1964-1967

1 bdl

Promotional brochure with illustrations of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/7/30  n.d. [1960s]

1 doc

Illustrated promotional leaflets listing jobs recently undertaken (4 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/31/1-4  n.d. [1960s]

1 bdl

Promotional leaflets with illustrations of jobs undertaken (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/32/1-2  n.d. [1960s]

1 bdl

Display card with blocks of wood samples treated with "Elltone" finishes  D/EX 1263/7/33  n.d. [1930s]

1 doc

Models of designs for "Elliott's" playing cards (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/34/1-2  n.d. [?1950s]

1 bdl

Metal printing plate for advertisement  D/EX 1263/7/35  n.d. [?1980s]

1 doc

Photographic prints of illustrated promotional brochure for motor car bodies, 1920s (14 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/36/1-14  1974

1 bdl

Company Christmas cards (7 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/37/1-7  1950-1970

1 bdl

File of material relating to the Trade and Industry Exhibition at the Town Hall, Reading, 25-29 January 1955  D/EX 1263/7/38  1954-1955

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes exhibition programme, details of Elliott's stand, press cuttings, correspondence and other papers

Drafts for advertising entry in the "Reading Official Town Guide" (5 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/39/1-5  1955

1 bdl

Master copy of promotional booklet for shopfitting  D/EX 1263/7/40  n.d. [1930s-1940s]

1 doc

Promotional illustrations for the "See-All interior equipment and shop fronts" catalogue  D/EX 1263/7/41  n.d. [1930s-1940s]

1 doc

Master plates and prints for illustrations of shop fixtures and fittings (50 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/42/1-50  n.d. [1930s-1940s]

1 bdl

Advertisement in "Style for Men", April 1940  D/EX 1263/7/43  1940

1 doc

Album of mounted photographic prints showing process and treatments used in woodwork  D/EX 1263/7/44  n.d. [1960-1965]

1 vol

Promotional photographic prints showing processes used in woodwork (3 docs)  D/EX 1263/7/45/1-3  1984

1 bdl

Records of jobs undertaken  D/EX 1263/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
Number reserved

Property  D/EX 1263/9  [n.d.]

Priced inventory of works' fixtures, fittings and motor vehicles  D/EX 1263/9/1  1950

1 vol

Priced inventory of works' fixtures, fittings and motor vehicles  D/EX 1263/9/2  1960

1 vol

Schedule for buildings and certificate of value, both with plan of works (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/9/3/1-2  1960

1 bdl

Insurance plans of works' buildings (5 docs)  D/EX 1263/9/4/1-5  1947-1961

1 bdl

Block plan of works showing electricity cables  D/EX 1263/9/5  1946

1 doc

Plan of proposed alterations to works  D/EX 1263/9/6  1956

1 doc

Copy plans and elevations of proposed stores for Allied Bakeries Ltd, London, at Patrick Road, Caversham  D/EX 1263/9/7/1-2  1959

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes plan of Elliott's works; the stores were at the works site
(2 docs)

Correspondence and other papers relating to the works' boundary fence with "The Fox and Hounds" public house (13 docs)  D/EX 1263/9/8/1-13  1947

1 bdl

Staff  D/EX 1263/10  [n.d.]

Piecework books of A W Reeves, turner (2 vols)  D/EX 1263/10/1/1-2  1908-1910

1 bdl

Employer's returns of [salaried] employees, under the Income Tax Acts  D/EX 1263/10/2  1935-1937

1 doc

Service agreements, with copy of counsel's opinion (4 docs)  D/EX 1263/10/3/1-4  1939

1 bdl

Directors' and managers' service agreements (40 docs)  D/EX 1263/10/4/1-40  1939-1957

1 bdl

List of staff employed and gross pay, 1954-1955  D/EX 1263/10/5  1955

1 bdl

Contents:
Previously loose in D/EX 1263/2/3/2

Booklet outlining the company's pension and life assurance scheme  D/EX 1263/10/6  1954

1 doc

Booklet outlining a personal policy pension scheme arranged by the company with Legal and General Ltd  D/EX 1263/10/7  n.d. [1954-1956]

1 doc

Contents:
Previously loose in D/EX 1263/2/3/2

Leisure and social  D/EX 1263/11  [n.d.]

Menu for a dinner for Elliott's employees who served during World War One  D/EX 1263/11/1  1919

1 doc

Souvenir programme for company show at the Palace Theatre, Reading, in celebration of "Fifty years in Caversham"  D/EX 1263/11/2  1952

1 doc

Contents:
Includes notes on the history of the company, and lists of long service employees

Fixture lists, averages and other papers relating to Elliott's cricket club (13 docs)  D/EX 1263/11/3/1-13  1949-1951

1 bdl

Papers relating to the revival of Elliott's football club (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/11/4/1-2  1949

1 bdl

Letter of thanks to the board from the general committee of Elliott's Social and Recreational club  D/EX 1263/11/5  1957

1 doc

Press cutting from the Reading Standard, reporting Elliott's annual horticultural show  D/EX 1263/11/6  1954

1 doc

Photographic prints of displays by Elliott's horticultural section (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/11/7/1-2  1957-1961

1 bdl

Photographic prints of [?Elliott's apprentices] rowing crews, [1929], with manuscript identification list, n.d. [?1970s] (3 docs)  D/EX 1263/11/8/1-3  n.d. [1929-?1970s]

1 bdl

Photographic prints of children's Christmas party (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/11/9/1-2  1962

1 bdl

Miscellaneous company records  D/EX 1263/12  [n.d.]


Related information: For file relating to Reading Trade and Industry Exhibition, 1955, see D/EX 1263/7/38

Offer for sale of stock, and application forms (4 docs)  D/EX 1263/12/1/1-4  1939

1 bdl

List of maintenance and expense codes  D/EX 1263/12/2  1949

1 doc

Copy notice of strength test carried out by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research on a box beam  D/EX 1263/12/3  1952

1 doc

Poster relating to restrictions on the use of electricity  D/EX 1263/12/4  n.d. [?1950s]

1 doc

Print of photograph of aerial view of the works  D/EX 1263/12/5  n.d. [?1930s]

1 doc

Copy of manuscript route map of central Reading, showing local landmarks in block plan and position of Elliott's works  D/EX 1263/12/6  n.d. [?1960s]

1 doc

Catalogue of example moulding designs (33 docs)  D/EX 1263/12/7/1-33  [1940s]-1966

1 bdl

Contents:
Although this is presented as a promotional sales catalogue, it appears to have been used for reference purposes by staff of Elliott's; it consists of designs collected from various sources: museums, reference works and well-known buildings

Framed roll of honour of Elliott's staff enlisting in H M Forces, 1914-1915  D/EX 1263/12/8  n.d. [c1915]

1 doc

Photocopy of printed drawing of a "bird's-eye view" of Elliott's works, early 20c  D/EX 1263/12/9  n.d. [?1970s]

1 doc

Typescript speech delivered to the Rotary Club by the Company Secretary, 1977, amended to 1984. (Includes a short history of the firm) (5 docs)  D/EX 1263/12/10/1-5  1977-1984

1 bdl


Related information: See also D/EX 1263/6/11

Photographic prints [? of Elliott's home guard unit Caversham] (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/12/11/1-2  n.d. [?1940s]

1 bdl

Photographic prints of staff party, including of Cecil and Bert Elliott, and F Rayner (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/12/12/1-2  n.d. [?1930s]

1 bdl

Photographic print of A J Burch  D/EX 1263/12/13  n.d. [?1930s]

1 doc

Photographic print of unidentified [?presentation], [with portrait of Samuel Elliott in background]  D/EX 1263/12/14  n.d. [?1950s]

1 doc

Photographic print of works open day, 23 September 1961  D/EX 1263/12/15  1961

1 doc

Photographic prints of unidentified works function (3 docs)  D/EX 1263/12/16/1-3  n.d. [1970s]

1 bdl

Photographic prints of a presentation at an Elliott's exhibition, entitled "1860-1985", including of Sir Gerard Vaughn, MP for Reading East, and N J Warren (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/12/17/1-2  1985

1 bdl

Photographic prints of interior of workshops and draughtsroom (6 docs)  D/EX 1263/12/18/1-6  n.d. [1960-1965]

1 bdl

Photographic print of the new plating shop, opened 1969  D/EX 1263/12/19  n.d. [1969]

1 doc

Press release relating to awards won by Elliott's apprentices, with accompanying photographic prints (4 docs)  D/EX 1263/12/20  1976

1 bdl

Material not created by Elliott's  D/EX 1263/13  [n.d.]

Leaflet entitled "Employees' contributory personal accident insurance", published by the Southern Counties Federation of Building Trades Employers  D/EX 1263/13/1  1953

1 doc

Contents:
Previously loose in D/EX 1263/2/3/2

Programme for the Reading Aerodrome Sports Club annual meeting, Holme Park, Sonning  D/EX 1263/13/2  1955

1 doc

Contents:
Includes, on page 16, advertisement for Elliott's

Booklet entitled "Housing for Industry", published by the Eastern Counties Regional Housing Society Ltd, and accompanying note (2 docs)  D/EX 1263/13/3/1-2  1954-1956

1 bdl

Contents:
Previously loose in D/EX 1263/2/3/2

Invitation to the opening of Reading Technical College, 26 October 1955  D/EX 1263/13/4  1955

1 doc

Menu for Reading and District Association of Building Trades Employers annual dinner  D/EX 1263/13/5  1964

1 doc

Contents:
Includes list of presidents of the association, 1918-1963

Photographic print of Reading and District Association of Building Trades Employers dinner, 17 January 1949  D/EX 1263/13/6  1949

1 doc

Contents:
The occasion of the election of A L Elliott as president

Records of Samuel Elliott of Newbury, builder and contractor, and Elliotts Moulding and Joinery Company Ltd of Newbury  D/EX 1264  1886-c1903

1 vol, 3 bdls, 4 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in June 1994 (acc 5452 (part))



Related information: Records of Samuel Elliott and Elliotts of Newbury held at Newbury Museum
Samuel Elliott
Museum accession number Description
1991:10 Album of photographic prints of works undertaken, n.d. (Including work at Greenham Lodge, 1878-1881)
Elliotts of Newbury Ltd
Museum accession number Description
1983:28 Films of wartime production work on aircraft, and of manufacturing of "prefabs", c1940-1950
Note: the original films were subsequently deposited with the Wessex Film and Sound Archive, but Newbury Museum retains a video copy
1992:13 Minutes, account books, press cuttings, photographs and promotional material, 1895-c1973

Contents:
These records were deposited by Samuel Elliott and Sons (Reading) Ltd (see D/EX 1263); for a brief history of Samuel Elliott's time in Newbury, please see the introduction to the D/EX 1263 catalogue. Some material in the Elliotts of Reading collection relates to Elliotts of Newbury; however, the firms were always separate entities, never enjoying similar ownership. According to a speech written by the company secretary of the Reading firm in 1977 (D/EX 1263/12/10), Elliotts of Newbury closed down in 1975, although subsequently the name was revived for a much smaller firm which operated from a base in Wallingford

Samuel Elliott  D/EX 1264/1  [n.d.]

Profit and loss accounts (5 docs)  D/EX 1264/1/1/1-5  1886

1 bdl

Catalogues of moulding designs, titled "No 7"  D/EX 1264/1/2/1-2  1891

1 bdl

Contents:
These items appear to be two versions of the same catalogue; they differ in that they have differently coloured covers (2 vols)

Price list for "No 9" catalogue  D/EX 1264/1/3  1893

1 doc

Elliott's Moulding and Joinery Company Ltd  D/EX 1264/2  [n.d.]

Price list for "No 9" catalogue  D/EX 1264/2/1  1896

1 doc

Price list for "No 9" catalogue  D/EX 1264/2/2  1903

1 doc

Catalogue of moulding designs  D/EX 1264/2/3  n.d.[early 20c]

1 vol

Catalogue of moulding designs, entitled "Architects' Series", with price list  D/EX 1264/2/4  n.d.[early 20c]

1 bdl

Photographic print of works' fire brigade practice  D/EX 1264/2/5  c1900

1 doc

Deeds of Ledger Farm, Fyfield, and other property in Bray and Fyfield  D/EX 1265  1743-1964

5 bdls, 5 docs

Source of acquisition: Presented in July 1994. (acc 5461)


Deeds of closes of meadow land (35 acres, later 36 acres, 3 rods, 23 perches) called Fielders, in Fyfield  D/EX 1265/1/1-3  1743-1887

1 bdl

Administrative history:
This land was purchased by the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty in 1743 to endow the curacy of Maidenhead St Mary Magdalen

Assignment in trust for the curacy of Maidenhead, of a messuage called Tylehouse in the tithing of Stroude, Bray, and other lands  D/EX 1265/2  1743

1 doc

Deeds of Ledgers [later Ledger] Farm, Fyfield, 1869-1918  D/EX 1265/3/1-9  1869-1964

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes land near Monkey Island, Bray, 1877; and Ivy Cottage, Fyfield, and other lands (see also D/EX 1265/6-8 for details), 1916-1918. Includes plans, 1916 and 1964)

Abstract of title to Ledger Farm, Fyfield, with supplemental abstract  D/EX 1265/4/1-37  1918

1 bdl

Contents:
Contains tracings of plans from the original deeds. Also relates to a farm at New Lodge, Hawes Hill Farm and the Wingfield Place estate

Counterpart leases of 3 closes of arable land (46 acres) in Bray, opposite Monkey Island  D/EX 1265/5/1-2  1868,1878

1 bdl


Related information: For title deed and sale catalogue, 1877, see D/EX 1265/9

Contents:
This land comprised part of the Grenfell Estate

Deeds of a messuage in Fyfield, situated near the highway from Fifield House to Ledger Farm  D/EX 1265/6/1-2  1881,1908

1 bdl


Related information: For deeds, 1916-18, see D/EX 1265/3

Conveyance of land at Fyfield  D/EX 1265/7  1898

1 doc


Related information: For deeds, 1916-18, see D/EX 1265/3 for earlier deeds

Contents:
The lands conveyed consisted of the former site of a messuage called Maynards; a close of meadow with a cottage recently built thereon, adjoining the White Hart public house; and a close formerly called "the Cooters", situated on the north-east side of the road from Denchworth to Holyport
The lands adjoined the property conveyed in D/EX 1265/6/1-2

Conveyance of Ledgers Cottage, Fyfield  D/EX 1265/8  1964

1 doc


Related information: This property was formerly part of Ledger Farm; see D/EX 1265/3 for earlier deeds

Sale catalogue, Ledger Farm, Fyfield, and lands near Monkey Island, Bray  D/EX 1265/9  1877

1 doc


Related information: See D/EX 1265/3/3 for resulting conveyance

Abstract of title to the advowson of Maidenhead St Mary  D/EX 1265/10  1887

1 doc

Lease of two houses and land in Alma Road, Clewer  D/EX 1266  1893

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in July 1994 (acc. 5469)


Lease of two houses, known as 1 and 2 Bounty Cottages, and land at the back of 1 Kings Terrace in River Terrace, Clewer  D/EX 1266/1  1893

1 doc

Contents:
Now known as 10 and 12 Alma Road. With location plan

Poor rate assessment for Baulking, [Uffington], (1798)  D/EX 1267  1799

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in July 1994 (acc. 5471)


Poor rate assessment for Baulking in the parish of Uffington, 5 April - 10 October 1798  D/EX 1267/1  1799

1 doc

Deeds of 6 & 7 High Street, Windsor, and Western Cottage, The Acre, Windsor  D/EX 1268  1735-1954

1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5479)


Deeds and documents relating to no. 7 High Street, Windsor, and, adjoining properties  D/EX 1268/1/1-39  1735-1934

1 bdl


Related information: Also see D/EB 1519 T11/1-33

Contents:
Includes copy wills of Richard Wilkins the elder (proved 1736), Richard Wilkins junior (1750), Ann Bradbury (1770), Silas Bradbury (1781), John Davis (1784), Catherine Bradbury (1787) and Richard Martin (1812); burial certificate of Henry Martin, 1840; and extracts from New Windsor parish registers concerning Bradbury and Wilkins family and Ann Stevens. Wils refer also to messuages in Friar Street, Butcher Row and Fisher Row, all in Reading (1736), and Church Street, New Windsor (1736-1770). Also includes abstract of title to no. 6 High Street, Windsor, (1893), with conveyance of rear part of property, on which later built office
Plans of no. 7 High Street include "Peach House"; and "Western Cottage, The Acre," adjoining the parish (burial ground at the rear of the property. Also includes 'sale particular of no. 7 High Street, then let to Russell & Co., chemists, and Western Cottage, described as suitable for use as a cinema, 1922. Also includes tenancy agreement for flat built over archway at rear of no. 7, High Street, 1954.)

Album of photographic prints of views of Abingdon, Maidenhead, Pangbourne and Windsor  D/EX 1269  1967-1968

1 vol

Archival history:
This album was originally part of the W Noel Jackson collection of photographic prints held at Essex Record Office

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc 5480)


Album of photographic prints of views of scenery and architecture in Abingdon, Maidenhead, Pangbourne and Windsor  D/EX 1269/1  1967-1968

1 vol

Contents:
Abingdon: Town Hall, St Nicholas' church, East Street, Abbey ruins, Christ's almshouses, St Helen's church, the bridge and the Thames
Maidenhead: The Thames (miscellaneous views)
Pangbourne: The Thames (miscellaneous views), cottages
Windsor: Windsor Castle, the Thames (miscellaneous views)

Deeds relating to property and land in Caversham and Warfield  D/EX 1270  1854-1886

1 bdl, 1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5481)


Caversham  D/EX 1270/1  [n.d.]

Deeds relating to Grove Cottage, Surley Row, Caversham, with garden, orchard, stable, chaise house and outbuildings  D/EX 1270/1/1-2  1854, 1857

1 bdl

Contents:
Location plan included on D/EX 1270/1/1
2 docs

Warfield  D/EX 1270/2  [n.d.]

Deed relating to Nuptown Farm, with property and 26 acres of land, all situated in Warfield. (Includes plan and schedule)  D/EX 1270/2/1  1886

1 doc

Berkshire deeds and paper memorandum book concerning the Blagrove family and estates in Jamaica; prints of Jamaican estates  D/EX 1271  18c-1917

3 bdls, 1 vol, 6 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5482)


Memorandum book concerning the Blagrove family and their estates at Cardiff Hall, Orange Valley, Unity Plantation and Pembroke Plantation, Jamaica  D/EX 1271/1  18c

1 vol

Administrative history:
John Blagrove (1754-1824) and his wife Ann visited England in 1780 and appear to have lived at Dunstan Park, Thatcham, until at least August 1783

Contents:
Includes notes of deeds, with sketch plans of the relevant properties; transcript of the will of John Blagrove of St Ann's Jamaica (1754); notes of the births and baptisms of the children of John and Ann Blagrove 1781-1795; lists of slaves, 1774; inventory of the goods of John Blagrove, 1767, including slaves, livestock and furniture in the overseer's house

Print of the Orange Valley estate, St Ann's, Jamaica, the property of Henry John Blagrove. (Found in D/EX 1271/1)  D/EX 1271/2  19c

1 doc

Print of Belle Air Pen, St Ann's, Jamaica, the property of Henry John Blagrove. (Found in D/EX 1271/1)  D/EX 1271/3  19c

1 doc

Print of works upon the Pembroke estate, Trelawney, Jamaica, the property of Henry John Blagrove. (Found D/EX 1271/1)  D/EX 1271/4  19c

1 doc

Copy will of Jonathan Browne of Windsor, made and proved 1814  D/EX 1271/5  19c

1 doc

Lease of a messuage in Maidenhead (Bray parish), held of the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor  D/EX 1271/6  1837

1 doc

Contents:
Parties: Thomas Bigg of Maidenhead, chemist and druggist; Thomas Shackel of Bray, yeoman, and John Webb Shackel of Maidenhead, chemist and druggist

Mortgage of £1,785 annuities by John Webb Shackel of Maidenhead, chemist and druggist, to Mary Richards of Maidenhead, spinster, with deed of covenant  D/EX 1271/7/1-2  1837

1 bdl

Apprenticeship indentures of James Henry Gardiner and Robert Frederick George Gardiner of Wokingham to George Howe of Farmingham, Kent, manufacturing engineer and agricultural implement manufacturer  D/EX 1271/8/1-2  1852, 1854

1 bdl

Deeds  D/EX 1271/9/1-4  1856-1858

1 bdl

Contents:
Relating to the dissolution of the partnership of William Champion Gilchrist of Aldermaston Mill and Henry of Lewis of Reading in the brewing firm of Lewis and Co., and to the following properties: a cottage used as a beer house and close of land in Whitley, Reading St Giles (bounds given); a cottage and garden in Tadley, Hants (described); a beer house and premises on the corner of Katesgrove Lane and Horn Street, Reading, and two houses adjoining in Horn Street; seven cottages in Katesgrove Lane. (Includes probate will of William Champion Gilchrist, made 1853, proved 1857 (D/EX 1271/9/2)

Sale catalogues of Cruchfield House and Home Farm, Hawthorn Hill, in Bray and Warfield  D/EX 1271/10  1917

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location plan and photographs

Deeds of property on the Westfield estate, Caversham, and a farm in Leckhampstead  D/EX 1272  1870-1895

1 bdl, 1 doc

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1994 (acc. 5483)


Deeds relating to a house, garden and outbuildings on the north side of Henley Road, Caversham, and land forming part of the Westfield estate, Caversham  D/EX 1272/1/1-7  1870-1895

1 bdl

Contents:
The land conveyed was situated between Henley Road, Westfield Road and Falkland Road, Caversham. The bundle includes location plans for this land, 1895 (D/EX 1272/1/5-7)

Lease of a farm house and land in Leckhampstead  D/EX 1272/2  1885

1 doc

Contents:
Numbered 21, 22, 26, 31, 33, 40-43, 84, 86, 124, 126, 137, 140-148, 199 200, 211, 213, 228 and 229 on the Leckhampstead tithe map

Deeds relating to property in New Windsor, Newbury, and Bray  D/EX 1273  1697-1780

3 docs

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1994 (acc. 5484)


Release of equity of redemption of farmhouse in Bray, identified as lot no. 5 in a sale decreed by the Court of Chancery, of property of the Hon. George Hanger, 22 June 1780  D/EX 1273/1  1780

1 doc

Newbury: Lease (release missing) of 3 messuages and other lands, including a malthouse (locations not specified). 9 December 1700  D/EX 1273/2  1700

1 doc

Release (lease missing) of messuage in the High Street, New Windsor [probably the property later known as 6 High Street, Windsor], 4 December 1697  D/EX 1273/3  1697

1 doc


Related information: See also D/EX 1268

Deeds of property in Shinfield (the Cobham estate) and Reading  D/EX 1274  1855-1903

2 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5485)


Deed of settlement of the Cobham estate in Shinfield, comprising Shinfield Manor, with all rights and appurtenances, and other property (specified), totalling altogether 1108a., 1857  D/EX 1274/1  1857-1903

1 doc

Contents:
Includes (1) detailed schedules of the estate, divided into north and south parts, accompanied by plans, and (2) detailed schedule of tableware
Parties: Alexander Cobham Cobham, Alexander William Cobham, Francis Pigott, William Martin Atkins, John Christopher Lethbridge
Also includes endorsements: (1) appointment of monies arising from the sale of certain hereditaments, with plan and schedule, 1875; (2) appointment of new trustees, 1903

Reading: Conveyance of three small pieces of land (totalling altogether about 0.75 a.) between Orts Road and the River Kennett in the vicinity of Leopold Road and Arthur Road. Plan included  D/EX 1274/2  1855

1 doc

Deed of property in Wokingham, and probate will of Jane Bennett  D/EX 1275  1689-1805

2 docs

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1994 (acc. 5486)


Copy assignment of a mesuage in Market Place, Wokingham (near to Down Street), and a messuage known as 'the Prince's Arms', Acton, Middx  D/EX 1275/1  1689

1 doc

Contents:
From Nicholas Carter of Tilehurst and Robert Carter of Wokingham to Henry Broomfield of Haywood, Hants

Probate copy of the will of Jane Bennett of Ramslade, Winkfield  D/EX 1275/2  1805

1 doc

Share certificates etc., Wilts and Berks Canal; Bisham lease  D/EX 1276  1807-1959

1 bdl, 1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5487)


Certificates  D/EX 1276/1/1-11  1807-1839

1 bdl

Contents:
Share certificates for the Wilts and Berks Canal Navigation, in favour of Matthew Humphreys, 1807; and share transfer certificate for the Wilts and Berks Canal Co., from Timothy Cobb of Banbury, Oxon, to Edward Wigan of Highbury Terrace, Midddx, 1839 (11 docs)

Lease for five years of the west wing, Bisham Grange, Bisham, from the trustees of the Bisham Abbey Settled Estate. With plan  D/EX 1276/2  1959

1 doc

Estimate for the erection of a proposed factory in Station Road, Didcot  D/EX 1277  1958

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5488)


Estimate for the erection of a proposed factory on the east side of Station Road, Didcot, May 1958  D/EX 1277/1  1958

1 doc

Administrative history:
According to the depositor, the proposed factory was intended for the manufacture of Lyons Maid ice-cream

Printed map of Berkshire; deeds of Winkfield and Appleton  D/EX 1278  1743-c1881

5 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5489)


Printed map of Berkshire, showing railways, main roads, market towns (and days), Parliamentary boroughs and location of county courts  D/EX 1278/1  c.1881-1885

1 doc

Contents:
Published by Letts, Son & Co., undated [but not before 1881 (population statistic supplied) nor after 1885 (since Abingdon and Wallingford appear as Parliamentary boroughs)]. Size 16" x 12 3/4"; scale approx. 3 miles to 1 inch

Release by way of mortgage of lands in Winkfield at Foul(e) Lane, Plaistow Green and Heathfield  D/EX 1278/2  1779

1 doc

Counterpart lease of two closes called Ockman and Millams and lands in the common fields of Eaton in Appleton  D/EX 1278/3/1-3  1743-1772

1 bdl

Contents:
(Excepting timber, which is reserved for the lessor, though bushes and underwood are allowed to the lessee for mending fences), 1743, with memorandum of agreement to lease grass of meadow called Thames Mead, 1756, and draft lease of lands as in D/EX 1278/3/1, 1772

Deeds and papers relating to properties and businesses in Bray, Caversham and Cookham  D/EX 1279  1886-1944

5 bdls, 1 doc

Conditions of access: These items come from the office of the official receivers, and are subject to a closure period of 60 years

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1994 (acc. 5490)


Mortgage from Fitzroy A.T. Clayton of Fyfield House, Maidenhead, to William Keppel of Bray and Edwin T. Tadman of Gray's Inn, Middx, of house and land at Fyfield, Bray  D/EX 1279/1  1886

1 doc

Copy deeds and other papers relating to the site of the Herbert Engineering Co. Ltd., Wolsey Road, Caversham  D/EX 1279/2/1-11  1902-1933

1 bdl

Contents:
The earlier papers also relate to land next to the river Thames at Caversham, and two eyots. Includes copy of the will of Joseph Charles Fidler of Reading; D/EX 1279/2/2,7,9,11 have plans.)(11 docs)

Deeds and other papers relating to 'The King's Arms Hotel', High Street, Cookham, and adjoining cottage, premises and land  D/EX 1279/3/1-14  1903-1923

1 bdl

Contents:
(D/EX 1279/3/6 includes plan.) (14 docs)

Copy deeds and other papers, including plans, concerning land at Round Coppice, Winter Hill, Cookham (subsequently, inter alia, premises known as Shalloes, Beggars Shaw and Round Copse)  D/EX 1279/4/1-15  1928-1939

1 bdl


Related information: (These deeds and other papers relate to a marriage settlement between Trevor P. Searlight of Acton Vale, London, and Hilda E. Cluer of Cookham Dean; for a copy of this settlement, see D/EX 1279/4/2; for a plan of the Winter Hill estate, 1920s, see D/EX 1279/4/9.) (15 docs)

Draft conveyances of two plots of land and house and land known as 'Old Daniels', Cookham Dean, Cookham, with plans. (2 docs)  D/EX 1279/5/1-2  1936

1 bdl

Copy agreement for sale of business as builder and contractor, assignment of leasehold premises at High Street, Cookham [the Moor Works], and other papers. (5 docs)  D/EX 1279/6/1-5  1944

1 bdl

Conditions of access: CLOSED UNTIL 2005

Deeds of property in Shinfield and Winkfield lease of fishing rights in the River Lambourn; correspondence, notebooks etc. of the Osmond family of Frilsham and London agreement concerning a tenancy in Curridge  D/EX 1280  1734-1950

3 bdls, 1 vol, 2 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5491)


Winkfield: Leases of Rose Cottage, 1885, and of meadow land abutting Rye Mead Road and the White Hart Inn, 1888. Plan included with the latter  D/EX 1280/1/1-2  1885-1888

1 bdl

Conveyance of two-thirds part of a messuage and closes of arable land at Lambwood Hill, Shinfield, currently in the occupation of William Pink  D/EX 1280/2  1734

1 doc

Agreement for fishing in the River Lambourn  D/EX 1280/3  1950

1 doc

Private ledger of loans granted to Frederick George Osmond of Osmond and Brice, Mantle Makers, of 14 Cannon Street, London, by John Osmond of Frilsham, his uncle  D/EX 1280/4  1882-1887

1 vol

Two small notebooks of John Osmond of Frilsham  D/EX 1280/5/1-2  1882-1887

1 bdl

Contents:
With details of crops grown, animals reared; market rates; weather observations; Parliamentary results; remedies; wages to labourers and servants; notes of money loaned to members of the Osmond family; and other matters. (Some pages cut out of D/EX 1280/5/1)

Letters and wills relating to loans granted to F.G. Osmond by J. Osmond. (According to endorsements on some items they were produced in the Chancery case Osmond v Osmond in 1888)  D/EX 1280/6/1-13  1868-1888

1 bdl

Agreement for the recovery of rent owed on Kiln Farm, Curridge, and for the purchase of stock  D/EX 1280/7  1936

1 doc

Probate will of the Revd Ellis St John, 1810; probate will of Paul Holton, 1829; deeds of 1-6 Southam Hill, Whitley, Reading, 1883-1982; draft deed relating to will of Charles Walter Berry  D/EX 1281  1949

2 bdls, 2 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc 5494)


Probate copy of the will of the Revd Ellis St John of West Court, Finchampstead. (Proved 24 March 1810)  D/EX 1281/1/1  1810

1 doc

Probate copy of the will of Paul Holton, wine and brandy merchant, of Wokingham. (Proved 2 July 1829)  D/EX 1281/2/1  1829

1 doc

Deeds of 1-6 Southern Hill and land in Whitley, Reading  D/EX 1281/3/1-11  1883-1982

1 bdl

Contents:
Deeds D/EX 1281/1/8-9 also include 50, 52 and 54 Redlands Road, 1938-1939. Location plans included on D/EX 1281/1/1-6 and 1/11

Draft deed of release of trustees of the will of Charles Walter Berry, of 3 St James' Street, London and the Old Mill House, Calcot, Reading  D/EX 1281/4/1  1949

1 doc

Testamentary papers relating to estate at Elcot, Kintbury  D/EX 1282  1827-1828

1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1994 (acc 5495)


Testamentary papers relating to an estate at Elcot, Kintbury, belonging to Anthony Bacon of Aberaman, Glamorgan, including copy of his will with codicils (proved 16 November 1827). (2 docs)  D/EX 1282/1/1-2  1827-1828

1 bdl

Absolute surrender of 7 acres of copyhold land in the manor of Wargrave  D/EX 1283  1865

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5496)


Absolute surrender by Joseph Piggott King, butcher of Wokingham, of 7 acres of copyhold land in the manor of Wargrave known as the Workhouse Ground  D/EX 1283/1  1865

1 doc

Contents:
(Formerly known as Mumbery Field), prior to its purchase by Henry George Augustus Knox, of Sonning, November 1865

Deeds and papers relating to Wargrave manor, the Earleydene and Broomhall estates in Old Windsor and Sunninghill, and the Wantage Motor Company  D/EX 1284  1861-1958

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5497)


Wargrave Manor  D/EX 1284/1  [n.d.]

Copy court rolls  D/EX 1284/1/1-18  1861-1882

1 bdl

Contents:
Recording admissions to Chamberlayne's (later Penny Hill and Long Chamberlayne), situated between Crouch End and Penny's Lane; Gibstroud (later Gibstrode), Lakes near Fordhouse; Lockers, Crouch End; Pennys; part of Bishops; cottage and land situated between Henley Road and the Back Stream of the River Thames; two parcels of Wargrave Meadow with part of the towing path alongside the Back Stream; two eyots in the Back Stream; and fishery rights in two stretches of the Back Stream: from Fordhouse to Wargrave, and from Wargrave Meadow to the junction with the Thames. Also contains plans from a sales catalogue for other plots in area, 26 Sept. 1861. (18 docs)

Old Windsor and Sunninghill  [no ref. or date]

Deeds of land adjoining Bagshot Road, Old Windsor (some in Sunninghill), formerly part of the Silwood Estate, and of the Earleydene Estate, built on part of this land in the 1930s  D/EX 1284/2/1-8  1876-1958

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes copy deed of dedication as a public highway of Earleydene Road, and counterpart leases of "Farthings" (plot no. 15) and "Earleydene Cottage" (plot no. 20). All deeds have plans attached; one is annotated with dates of purchase of each plot and names of purchaser and/or house (1936-1965). (8 docs)

Plan of freehold building estate "at Sunningdale", (sic), taken from sale catalogue, 1903  D/EX 1284/3/1  1903-1909

1 doc

Contents:
Plot no. 3 became the site of the Earleydene Estate [parishes of Old Windsor and Sunninghill]. Plots annotated with dates of sale and names of purchaser, c.1905-1929
Removed from D/EX 1284/2

Agreement  D/EX 1284/4/1  1893

1 doc

Contents:
For the appointment of Robert Keirle as agent of the Broomhall Estate [endorsement: "the Sunningdale Estate"] of St John's College, Cambridge, in Old Windsor and Sunninghill, co. Berks., and in Windlesham, Egham and Chobham, co. Surrey, 26 May 1893

Wantage Motor Company  D/EX 1284/5  [n.d.]

Agreement for the appointment of Evelyn Francis Vereker Tuke as managing director of The Wantage Motor Company Ltd, 21 June 1946  D/EX 1284/5/1  1946

1 doc

Mortgage  D/EX 1284/5/2  1946

1 doc

Contents:
Copy second mortgage of nos. 2 & 4 Mill Street, Wantage, petrol pumps and plant installed at the same; workshops, tearoom, bungalow, petrol pumps, tanks and plant at Rowstock Corner, Harwell; and a messuage on Abingdon-East Ilsley road at Rowstock Corner, Harwell. 17 April 1946
6 items

Deeds of Cookham, Bray, Wokingham and Sunninghill; papers relating to the marriages of members of the Henderson family of Buscot Park  D/EX 1285  1793-1932

5 bdls, 2 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5498)


Deeds of a cottage with brick and lime kilns and four acres of land, sometimes called Brick Kiln Close in Cookham  D/EX 1285/1/1-15  1793-1830

1 bdl

Contents:
Deeds D/EX 1285/1/3-4 also include a tenement and land in High Street, Maidenhead, Bray, 1805

Deeds of various properties forming part of the Fishery Estate between the river Thames and Oldfield Road in Maidenhead, Bray, including part of Oldfield Eyot  D/EX 1285/2/1-11  1871-1913

1 bdl

Contents:
Location plans showing Oldfield Eyot are included on D/EX 1285/1/2, 1/3 and 1/5 and detailed plans showing individual houses on the Fishery Estate on D/EX 1285/1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9 and 1/11

Deeds  D/EX 1285/3/1-2  1876-1878

1 bdl

Contents:
Deeds of land (13a 3r 36p) called Punt Hill Field in Cookham, numbered 1502 on the Cookham tithe map and formerly known as Dean Field, and of land (3r 1p) called Walnut Tree Close at Title Row or Tittle Bag Row in Bray, numbered 308 on the Bray tithe map
Location plan showing Punt Hill Field included on D/EX 1285/1/2

Deeds of three houses known as The Retreat and land on the east side of Milton Road, Wokingham. (With location plans)  D/EX 1285/4/1-2  1867-1877

1 bdl

Lease of two meadows near Combe Cottage in Sunninghill. (With location plan)  D/EX 1285/5/1  1921

1 doc

Marriage settlement of Alec Puleston Henderson, second son of Lord Faringdon of Buscot Park, and Henrietta Emily Cecil Bertie of Weston-on-the-Green, Oxon  D/EX 1285/6/1-4  1905

1 bdl

Contents:
With associated papers

Appointment of new trustee of the marriage settlement of Philip Henderson, fourth son of Lord Faringdon of Buscot Park, and Rachael Magdaline Mary Hope-Vere  D/EX 1285/7/1  1932

1 doc

Berkshire postcards and sale catalogues  D/EX 1286  1906-1967

25 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc 5499)


Postcards  [no ref. or date]

The Thames at Cookham (colour)  D/EX 1286/1  n.d.[early 20c]

1 doc

Eton College from North Terrace, Windsor Castle (colour)  D/EX 1286/2  1906

1 doc

St George's Chapel, Windsor: exterior (colour)  D/EX 1286/3  1906

1 doc

Sale catalogues  [no ref. or date]

Alice Holt, Bramshill and Ashley Hill forests: 119,016 cubic feet of standing timber, including beats in Crowthorne  D/EX 1286/4  1958

1 doc

Arborfield: Bridge Farm (330 acres) and Tanner's Farm (481 acres)  D/EX 1286/5/1-3  1950

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map and photographs
3 items

Ascot: The King's Ride estate (160 acres), including King's Ride Home Farm  D/EX 1286/6/1-2  1954

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map and photographs
2 items

Odstone Lands Farm in Ashbury (187 acres) and Kingston Lisle Farm in Kingston Lisle and Uffington (646 acres)  D/EX 1286/7/1-3  1954

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map
2 items

Bracknell: Portions of the Holly Spring estate in Warfield, including Holly Spring house (58 acres)  D/EX 1286/8  1961

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map

Bray: Silver Firs Farm, Braywoodside (45 acres)  D/EX 1286/9  1935

1 doc

Bray: Oakley Place Farm, Oakley Green (180 acres)  D/EX 1286/10  1946

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map and photograph

Burghfield, Sulhamhamstead Abbots: Woolwich Green Farm, Sheffield Bottom (155 acres)  D/EX 1286/11  1967

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map and photograph

Finchampstead: Hogwood Farm (178 acres) and Shepperlands Cottage (5 acres)  D/EX 1286/12  1951

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map

Scraces Farm in Purley and Sulham (120 acres) and Marsh Farm in Pangbourne and Purley (87 acres)  D/EX 1286/13  1950

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map

Sandhurst, Finchampstead  D/EX 1286/14/1-2  1961

1 doc

Contents:
Ambarrow Farm in Sandhurst and Finchampstead (215 acres); Ambarrow Lodge, Sandhurst; Hall Farm, Finchampstead (13 acres); Groves Farm, Sandhurst (39 acres); Church Farm, Sandhurst (29 acres); and cottages and land in Sandhurst. (Includes location map and photographs)
2 items

Shaw, Cold Ash, Chieveley  D/EX 1286/15  1945

1 doc

Contents:
Shaw House estate (1,219 acres), including Shaw House, Shaw Dene Farm, Whitefield Farm, Hill Farm, Shaw Farm, and Red Farm (all in Shaw); Highwood Farm in Shaw and Cold Ash; Grange Farm in Shaw, Cold Ash and Chieveley. (Includes location map and photographs)

Streatley: Warren Farm and seven cottages  D/EX 1286/16/1-2  1953

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map and photographs
2 items

Cowarth Park (260 acres), including Cowarth Park house, Sunningdale; Home Farm in Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Egham, Surrey; and cottages in Sunningdale and Egham  D/EX 1286/17/1-2  n.d.[mid-20c]

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map and photographs
2 items

Thatcham: Chamberhouse Farm and cottages (372 acres)  D/EX 1286/18/1-2  1951

1 doc

Contents:
Includes photographs
2 items

The Stanlake Park estate (157 acres), including Stanlake Park house and grounds in Hurst and Ruscombe (16 acres); and Home Farm and cottages in Hurst, Ruscombe and Twyford  D/EX 1286/19  1952

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map and photographs

Uffington: Garrards farmhouse, buildings and paddocks (7.5 acres)  D/EX 1286/20  1955

1 doc

Contents:
Includes photograph

The Oakhanger estate, including Oakhanger House, Welford (2 acres) and Wickfield Farm and cottages in East Shefford and Welford (570 acres)  D/EX 1286/21  1949

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map and photographs

Oakhanger estate as in D/EX 1286/21 above  D/EX 1286/22  1954

1 doc

Buckhurst house and grounds in Wokingham Without and Easthampstead (68 acres)  D/EX 1286/23  n.d.[c1937]

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map and photographs

Remaining portions of the Buckhurst estate, comprising lands in Wokingham Without and Easthampstead (53 acres)  D/EX 1286/24  1937

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map

Woodcray Manor Farm in Wokingham Within and Without (236 acres)  D/EX 1286/25  1952

1 doc

Contents:
Includes location map and photographs

Deeds relating to property and land in Winkfield and Sunninghill  D/EX 1287  1760-1862

1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5500)


Deeds relating to property and land at Woodside, near Ascot Heath, in Winkfield  D/EX 1287/1/1-19  1760-1862

1 bdl

Contents:
(D/EX1287/1/5 (1806) and D/EX1287/1/16 (1852)
Include details of cottages, outbuildings and land in Sunninghill. D/EX1287/1/8 (1818), D/EX1287/1/15 (1848) and D/EX1287/1/18 (1856) include details of wasteland at Wood End, Winkfield, described as being part of the 'late' Windsor Forest
D/EX1287/1/8 (1818), D/EX1287/1/13 (1844) and D/EX1287/1/17 (1856) include coloured plans)
19 docs

Catalogue of furniture sale held at "Heathlands", Wokingham  D/EX 1288  1954

1 doc

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1994 (acc 5501)


Catalogue of antique and modern furniture sale held at "Heathlands", Wokingham, April 1954, by direction of the executors of the late Mrs Howard Palmer  D/EX 1288/1  1954

1 doc

Contents:
Includes basic map of area, printed inside front cover

Deeds of property of the Allwright family in Wargrave  D/EX 1289  1811-1867

2 bdls, 1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc. 5502)


Deeds of 30 poles of land on which 2 messuages were later built, (later converted into 4 messuages)  D/EX 1289/1/1-3  1811-1867

1 bdl

Contents:
Formerly part of Upper Gallants Field, Castleman's Farm, Wargrave, situated near the Sand Hills and south of and abutting the London-Bath turnpike road; also (from 1848) blacksmith's shop and 10 perches of land adjoining the above and inclosed in 54 George III [Oct. 1814-15] (3 docs.)

Deeds of land formerly the site of a cottage on a common at or near Knowl Hill, Wargrave, with shops built thereon (from 1822). (3 docs.)  D/EX 1289/2/1-3  1821-1822

1 bdl

Convenant to surrender a copyhold cottage (Manor of Wargrave) in Star Lane, Wargrave, 18 May 1860  D/EX 1289/3  1860

1 doc

Deeds of Manor Lodge and Manor Lodge Cottage, Old Windsor  D/EX 1290  1804-1960

4 bdls, 2 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1994 (acc 5504)


Inclosure agreement and plan, concerning three plots of land at Old Windsor Green  D/EX 1290/1/1-3  1804-1805

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes receipt for quit rent, 1805

Title deeds of Manor Lodge, Old Windsor  D/EX 1290/2/1-12  1817-1929

1 bdl

Contents:
(Includes Manor Lodge Cottage). (13 items)

Lease and assignments of lease of Manor Lodge and Manor Lodge Cottage. (23 items)  D/EX 1290/3/1-14  1868-1928

1 bdl

Licence to convert the first floor of the stables of Manor Lodge into a residential flat  D/EX 1290/4  1933

1 doc

Title deeds of Manor Lodge Cottage. (10 items)  D/EX 1290/5/1-4  1944-1960

1 bdl

Sale catalogue  D/EX 1290/6  1929

1 doc

Contents:
Concerns 66 and 69 High Street, Eton, co. Bucks; 31 William Street, New Windsor; and Vine Cottage, Abbey Cottage and Manor Lodge, Old Windsor

Deeds of premises in Reading  D/EX 1291  1853-1965

3 bdls

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1994 (acc.5506) and in July 1996 (acc.5838)


Deeds of 8 Zinzan Street, Reading  D/EX 1291/1/1-7  1854-1863

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes 7 Zinzan Street, 1854-1855

Deeds of 4 Waylen Street, Reading  D/EX 1291/2/1-4  1890-1962

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes abstract of title, 1890

Deeds of 24, 26 and 28 Zinzan Street, Reading  D/EX 1291/3/1-6  1853-1965

1 bdl

Pangbourne miscellanea and Windsor and Middlesex TV local television channel newsletters etc  D/EX 1292  1992-1994

8 bdls, 3 docs

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1994 (acc. 5513)


Pangbourne magazines, April-December 1993 (5 docs)  D/EX 1292/1/1-5  1993

1 bdl

Pangbourne magazines, June and August 1994. (2 docs)  D/EX 1292/2/1-2  1994

1 bdl

Pangbourne St James parish magazines, May-December 1993. (8 docs)  D/EX 1292/3/1-8  1993

1 bdl

Pangbourne St James parish magazines, February-September 1994 (8 docs)  D/EX 1292/4/1-8  1994

1 bdl

Correspondence and other papers relating to The Moors, Pangbourne (including circulars from The Moors road committee). (6 docs)  D/EX 1292/5/1-6  1993-1994

1 bdl

Thames Valley Police circulars entitled 'Pangbourne Area News' (including Tidmarsh). (5 docs)  D/EX 1292/6/1-5  1994

1 bdl

Advertising leaflet for traders in Pangbourne, Tidmarsh and Lower Basildon, entitled 'The Flyer'  D/EX 1292/7  1994

1 doc

Advertising leaflet for traders and services in Pangbourne  D/EX 1292/8  1994

1 doc

County Council consultation leaflet concerning a residents parking scheme on Reading Road, Pangbourne  D/EX 1292/9  1994

1 doc

Polling card and election literature for County Council by-election, Pangbourne division. (5 docs)  D/EX 1292/10/1-5  1994

1 bdl

Newsletters and other papers relating to volunteers working for Windsor and Middlesex TV local television channel, based at Langley. (13 docs)  D/EX 1292/11/1-13  1992-1993

1 bdl

Photographs of the Convent [School], Wokingham  D/EX 1293  n.d. [1920s]

1 vol; 1 doc

Source of acquisition: Presented in August 1994 (acc. 5514)


Album of photographs of the Convent [of the French Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Tours, Easthampstead Road], Wokingham  D/EX 1293/1  n.d. [1920s]

1 vol

Contents:
Showing the exterior of the convent and pupils playing tennis and croquet

Photograph of pupils in fairy costumes  D/EX 1293/2  n.d. [1920s]

1 doc

Contents:
Found loose in D/EX 1293/1

Deeds and papers relating to land in Binfield, Bracknell, Bray, Crowthorne and Pangbourne, and to Messrs Walter Wilson & Co. (later Leslie S. Simpson), land auctioneers & estate agents of Reading and Newbury  D/EX 1295  1841-1927

7 bdls, 8 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in September 1994 (acc. 5520)


Binfield, Shropshire & Staffordshire  D/EX 1295/1  [n.d.]

Mortgages  D/EX 1295/1/1/1-2  1869-1872

1 bdl

Contents:
Mortgages of Binfield Manor House, Berkshire; the Pulley Hall Estate, Meole Brace and St Julians, Shropshire; and lands in Woolstanton, Biddulph & Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, 25 May 1869. Endorsed with reconveyances, 24 May 1872

Bracknell  D/EX 1295/2  [n.d.]

Deed of indemnity to Henry Brant, concerning expenses incurred as the agent of Annie Keziah Royon (deceased) in the building of two messuages at Bullbrook in 1877  D/EX 1295/2/2  1879

1 doc

Contents:
Includes schedule of expenses

Bray  [no ref. or date]

Deeds and papers concerning Bray Wharf, Mill Lane. (22 items)  D/EX 1295/3/1-8  1841-1923

1 bdl

Bond in £1400 for the repayment of £700 by Charles Mickley of Bray, bargemaster  D/EX 1295/4  1858

1 doc

Sale catalogue of properties in Bray  D/EX 1295/5  1895

1 doc

Contents:
Comprises Bray Wharf; The Albion Beer House, Mill Lane; 3 plots of building land; and a cottage called Home View, Mill Lane
Includes plan

Crowthorne  D/EX 1295/6  [n.d.]

Surveyor's report on, and mortgage of, business premises in Duke's Ride and Ravenswood Avenue  D/EX 1295/6/1-3  1908

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes a bicycle shop and a motor car and bicycle repair shop

Pangbourne  D/EX 1295/7  [n.d.]

Lease and assignments of lease of Purley Hall  D/EX 1295/7/1-9  1918-1927

1 bdl

Contents:
Includes inventory of tenant's fixtures and fittings, June 1927

Papers of Walter Wilson & Co., auctioners & estate agents of Reading and Newbury  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Walter Wilson was established as an estate agent in Reading by 1891, initially at 59 Oxford Street. In 1891 he acquired leasehold premises at 27 and 28 Market Place, and in 1904 opened a branch at 29 Cheap Street, Newbury, the latter of which was owned in partnership with Frank O'Brien until January 1905. Wilson sold his share of additional businesses in Henley and Maidenhead to his partner there, Harry Oldacres, also in January 1905. Wilson died in November 1905, and in 1907 his widow sold the business to Leslie S. Simpson

Lease of 27 and 28 Market Place, Reading  D/EX 1295/8  1891

1 doc

Copy agreement to let 29 Cheap Street, Newbury  D/EX 1295/9  1904

1 doc

Correspondence of Frank O'Brien concerning the dissolution of his partnership with Walter Wilson in the business carried on at 29 Cheap Street, Newbury  D/EX 1295/10/1-2  1905-1906

1 bdl

Papers concerning the Reading and Newbury premises  D/EX 1295/11/1-4  1907-1909

1 bdl

Letter concerning the sale of Walter Wilson's shares in the businesses at Henley and Maidenhead in 1905  D/EX 1295/12  1907

1 doc

Assignment of the leasehold premises in Newbury and Reading, and of the goodwill and business of Walter Wilson & Co, to Leslie S. Simpson  D/EX 1295/13  1907

1 doc

Contents:
Includes lists of office furnishings, and of auction, sale and "to let" notice boards, with their location)

Agreements to employ managing clerks  D/EX 1295/14/1-3  1906-1907

1 bdl

Articles of partnership of Leslie S. Simpson, auctioneer and estate agent, and Alfred D. Turner, insurance agent, 15 March 1909  D/EX 1295/15  1909

1 doc

Contents:
Endorsed with deed of dissolution of the partnership, 19 May 1909

Deeds of house and land in Brayfield Road, Bray  D/EX 1296  1909-1911

1 bdl

Source of acquisition: Deposited in September 1994 (acc. 5522)


Agreement for lease and assignment of lease of a house known as "Braycot" and land on the south-east side of Brayfield Road, Bray, (plot 17 on the Hill House Estate). (2 docs)  D/EX 1296/1/1-2  1909,1911

1 bdl

Opening programme of Blagrave Branch of the Royal Berkshire Hospital, papers relating to "The Traveller's Friend", Calcot  D/EX 1297  1930-1933

1 bdl; 1 doc

Source of acquisition: Deposited in October 1994 (acc. 5523)


Opening programme of the Blagrave Branch of the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Langley Hill, Calcot, 9 April 1930  D/EX 1297/1  1930

1 doc

Contents:
Includes order of proceedings and description and photograph of the buildings

Papers relating to "The Traveller's Friend", Calcot, including accounts, inventory and valuation, and licensing and tenancy records. (8 docs.)  D/EX 1297/2/1-8  1932-1933

1 bdl

Deeds of property in Victoria Street, William Street and Claremont Road, New Windsor  D/EX 1298  1859-1968

3 bdls, 3 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in October 1994 (acc. 5526)


Administrative history:
These properties were demolished in c.1974. Consort House, Windsor, now stands on parts of the sites

Deeds of 7, Victoria Street, New Windsor  D/EX 1298/1/1-3  1859-1863

1 bdl

Deeds of 11 (later 35) William Street. New Windsor  D/EX 1298/2/1-3  1867-1935

1 bdl

Contents:
(Recites deeds from 1832). (10 items)

Assignment of lease of livery stables abutting William Street and James Street, New Windsor  D/EX 1298/3  1887

1 doc

Contents:
Includes very detailed plan of property

Abstract of title to 3 Claremont Road (formerly Church Road), New Windsor. (5 items)  D/EX 1298/4  1920

1 doc

Abstract of title to the mortgage of 20 Victoria Street, New Windsor. (3 items)  D/EX 1298/5  1930

1 doc

Deeds of 29 William Street, New Windsor  D/EX 1298/6/1-4  1944-1968

1 bdl

Postcards of Windsor Castle and St George's Chapel, Windsor  D/EX 1299  n.d.[[1906,1910]

2 docs

Source of acquisition: Deposited in October 1994 (acc. 5528)


Colour postcard showing Windsor Castle and statue of Queen Victoria  D/EX 1299/1  n.d. [c.1906]

1 doc

Black and white postcard showing interior of St George's Chapel, Windsor  D/EX 1299/2  n.d. [c.1910]

1 doc

Glass negative of Thames towpath and Windsor Castle  D/EX 1300  n.d. [c.1890-1924]

1 Item

Source of acquisition: Deposited in November 1994 (acc. 5531)


Administrative history:
Taken by the writer and schoolmaster, Granville Sharp (1849-1932). Sharp taught French at Marlborough College, Wiltshire, between 1873 and 1896, and his literary works included Birds in the Garden (1902), which was illustrated with his own photographs

Glass negative of the towpath along the River Thames, showing boats in the river and Windsor Castle in the distance  D/EX 1300/1  n.d. [c.1890-1924]

1 Item

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