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Reference DD\DN
Covering dates 16th cent - 20th cent
Held by Somerset Archive and Record Service
Extent 58 boxes
Source of acquisition C/315a
Arrangement Introductory note
PROPERTY TENURE AND PERSONAL ESTATE
1,2 Deeds, etc., Kingweston
3-8 Deeds, Babcary
9-15 Deeds, Baltonsborough
16-19 Deeds, Barton St.David
20-23 Deeds, Berrow
24 Deeds, Bridgwater
25-30 Deeds, Butleigh
31-33 Deeds, Castle Cary
34-88 Deeds, Charlton Adam and Mackrell
89-98 Deeds, Glastonbury and Butleigh
99 Deeds, Keinton Mandeville
100-104 Deeds, East Lydford
105-119 Deeds, Lympsham
120-121 Deeds, Mark
122-127 Deeds, Somerton
128,129 Deeds, Tintinhull, Weston Zoyland
130,131 Leases
132-136 Deeds of Gloucestershire, Kent, Middlesex, Sussex
137-143 Dickinson family settlements and testamentary records
144-148 Prankard, Alloway, etc., families, settlements and testamentary records.
149-155 Litigation papers agreements, etc).
ESTATE AND MANORIAL ADMINISTRATION
156-157 Manorial records
158-166 Estate surveys and maps
167-194 Estate papers, arranged by parishes
PERSONAL AND BUSINESS INTERESTS (DICKINSON)
195 Jonathan Dickinson
196-231 Correspondence of Caleb Dickinson
232-273 Correspondence, of William Dickinson I
274-292 Correspondence, of William Dickinson II
293-387 Correspondence, of Francis Henry Dickinson
388-404 Correspondence, of William Dickinson III
405-416 Caleb Dickinson's accounts
417-421 William Dickinson's [I] accounts
422 Francis Henry Dickinson's accounts
PERSONAL AND BUSINESS INTERESTS (PRANKARD, ETC.)
423-432 Prankard letter books and correspondence
433-452 Prankard trading accounts
453-464 Records of business associates of Graffin Prankard
DICKINSON ESTATES IN JAMAICA
465-485 Plantation accounts, deeds, agents' papers, etc.
PAPERS OF STEPHEN FULLER
486 Family papers
487-507 Personal and business correspondence
508-512 His papers as agent for Jamaica
513-519 Misc. Fuller papers
MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL ITEMS
520 Academic studies
521 Travel diaries
522-525 Misc. manuscript and printed items.
Related information See also DD/X/WBB 180/... G/2768 (accounts, tenancy agreements, etc.)

Contents:
Dickinson MSS
Introductory note
The Dickinson MSS. can be described under the five following main Headings:
(a) A normal estate accumulation reflecting the development of the family's Somerset estates from the purchase by Caleb Dickinson of the manor of Kingweston in 1741, which became and remained the family seat. This purchase is treated first in the section on property tenure and is followed by the deeds of acquisitions elsewhere in Somerset in alphabetical order by parishes and within each parish in chronological order of Dickinson purchases
Thus, for anyone wanting to study the build-up of estates, generation by generation, Caleb Dickinson's purchases will be found under entries DD/DN 1, 9, 10, 25-27, 89, 93, 94, 100-104, 112, his son's (William Dickinson) purchases under DD/DN 13, 16, 34, 35, 46, 49-51, 54, 55, 58, 59, 95, 114, 115 (jointly with his son), his son's (another William) purchases under DD/DN 3, 5, 14, 15, 17, 18, 28, 29, 31, 33, 56, 58, 59, 64, 65-67, 69, 72, 73, 99, 120, and finally his son's (Francis Henry) purchases under DD/DN 6, 8, 19, 20, 23, 74-76, 98, 117, 121, 122.
(b) The personal and business correspondence for the above four heads of the household and for Francis's son, a third William. Separate introductory notes will be found at the beginning of each group, that is to say, at DD/DN 196 (Caleb), 232 (William I), 274 (William II), 293 (Francis Henry) and 388 (William III).
(c) Records of the management of the family's Jamaican estates, which were first settled by Captain Francis Dickinson in the 17th century: see DD/DN 484 and Collinson, vol.II, pp.417-8, for the origins of the estate and DD/DN 143, 470 and 485 for the entitlement to these estates of the English branch of the family.
(d) Business records of Graffin Prankard, a Bristol merchant, to whom Caleb Dickinson was apprenticed and whose only daughter, Sarah Prankard, Caleb married in 1738. He was the grandson of Robert Prankard, a Somerton maltster.
(e) Records of Stephen Fuller of Rose Hill, Sussex, whose daughter, Phillippa married William Dickinson in 1770. Fuller was the London based agent for Jamaica for nearly 30 years and there are letters and papers reflecting this post particularly for the last years of his office, 1789-94.
Unfortunately, the records have suffered from adverse storage conditions in the early part of this century and many of the papers in the above categories are noted in the catalogue entries as in poor condition or even too fragile to be handled. Many others must have been lost or destroyed, for there are obvious gaps [see, in particular, the correspondence of Francis Dickinson] and the letter announcing the discovery of the documents tells of them being ravaged by 'worms, mice, rats, boys and other vermin'.
196-231 Business, estate and personal correspondence and accounts of Caleb Dickinson, initially a Bristol merchant, but from 1741 living sometimes at his house at Kingweston. The correspondence is arranged in chronological bundles and most of them are endorsed with the date and name and address of the correspondent. The old style year is used to March 1751 and the normal calendar year from Jan. 1752 (the remainder of 1751 is one of several years missing). All letters from abroad are noted under each bundle entry. No division is made between the business, estate and personal elements in the correspondence, but the first named tends to decline through the period, although there are regular references to the family's W. Indian interests, cargoes moving both ways and insurance, particularly in periods of war, and also to the Flat Holm lighthouse from 1744. Many letters from brothers Ezekiel and Vickris Dickinson.
232-273 Correspondence received by William Dickinson I, son of Caleb Dickinson, resembling that of his father in both content and arrangement. The condition of these letters is generally poor and many were found loose. The loose letters have been sorted into similar chronological bundles. Lighthouse business continues and minutes and accounts of the Brass Wire and Copper Co. are usually found from 1779. There are numbers of letters from the Lamb family from Rye to 1790 when W.D. ceased to be a member for that constituency. There are fewer letters from Jamaica, but frequent references in correspondence from the London and Bristol agents and other members of the Dickinson family.
274-292 Correspondence and papers of William Dickinson II, who died in Naples in January 1837. In arrangement, quality and condition these fall short of the similar records of his father and grandfather (listed above) and of his son (to be listed below). There were some traces of a chronological arrangement in the papers of estate, local and personal interest and the loose papers of a similar nature have been similarly arranged. In addition, a limited number of bundles bearing on the public side of his life, both nationally as a Member of Parliament and locally as a Justice of the Peace were found.
293-387 Correspondence and papers of Francis Henry Dickinson, reflecting not only his offices held, nationally and locally, but also his strong personal interests in the church, education and church architecture. He was for a period an M.P., an active J.P., a member of various other official bodies in the county and also of local and national societies reflecting his personal interests. In spite of its bulk the correspondence which has survived in this deposit can only represent a fraction of the original whole: there are very few letters after 1857 and none of the parliamentary papers referred to in DD/DN 383. For the first few years after his inheritance he appears to have kept his papers in general, chronological bundles; from c.1846 the arrangement is by key initial letters of which the series for D,E,F,G,K,O,P have survived. These include not only correspondents with surnames beginning with those initials, but also places (e.g. from which appeals were received) and subjects (e.g. letters about the abolition of the death penalty under 'P' for punishment).
388-404 Correspondence and papers of William Dickinson III, relating largely to personal, family and financial affairs. There was no original arrangement to these papers when deposited and for the purposes of this catalogue a rough division has been made between the largely personal letters (which have been sorted into chronological bundles) and the many letters received from the family's solicitors, estate agents and financial advisers. As the eldest of a large family, he appears to have been saddled with heavy mortgages to provide for the younger members of the family and also his second wife and consequently seems to have lived away from Kingweston House for long periods.
487-506 Bundles, some original, the rest found loose and placed in artificial chronological groups, of letters received, drafts of outgoing letters and papers, relating to a variety of estate family and business affairs; generally in poor condition. [20 bundles]
The condition of the documents has prevented a detailed examination of every item.



KINGWESTON deeds, etc.  DD\DN/1  1723-1807

32 docts.

Contents:
Manor and advowson, purchased by Caleb Dickinson in 1741; abstract of title, reciting from 1676.
Office copy will of Edmund Bower of Somerton, gent., 1725, pr.1728; an orig. will of Rachel Bower of Kingweston, wid., 1729; copy will of Caleb Dickinson of Kingweston, esq., 1778, pr. 1783.
Deed of 1723, reciting back to 1676, also refers to the site of the capital messuage of the manor near the church there.
[Only the abstract of title and copy will are dated after 1741].

KINGWESTON deeds  DD\DN/2  1545-1573

3 docts.

[All three documents in very poor condition]

Contents:
Grant of the manor and advowson to Sir Thos.Moyle, 1545; reversionary lease for 99 years determinable upon one life by Sir Thos.Moyle of the site or capital messuage of the manor near the church and lands [named], including 41a. of arable in the East Field in 5 parcels and 66a. in the West Field, also in 5 parcels, 1559; lease of the advowson, 1573.

BABCARY deeds  DD\DN/3  1807

2 docts.

Contents:
Close, part of Rawlins's otherwise Colleys Farm, purchased by Wm. Dickinson.

BABCARY deeds, etc.  DD\DN/4  1707-1809

17 docts.

Contents:
Land called Town's End (5a.), Great Garstons (38a.) and Hills and Bushy Leazes (100a.), purchased by Aaron Moody in 1809.
The Hutchings family is involved throughout the period and in some of the deeds ?two separate farm houses belonging to the family are mentioned, one possibly directly held with these lands originally and the other not [see next paragraph and also DD/DN 8].
An abstract of title, 1699-1789, and a deed of 1789 both appear to relate to the family's farm called Rawlins's or Colleys and may have strayed previously from DD/DN 3.
Probate of will of Samuel Hutchings of South Cadbury, esq., 1770 (pr.1771) and copy will of John Hutchings of Babcary, gent., 1795.

BABCARY deeds, etc.  DD\DN/5  1811

3 docts.

Contents:
Aaron Moody's conveyance of land called Great Garstons, as in DD/DN 4, to Wm. Dickinson, with abstract of title.

BABCARY, ETC. deeds  DD\DN/6  1841

2 docs

Contents:
Exchange between the Ven.W.T.P.Brymer, Archdeacon of Bath and rector of Charlton Mackrell, and F.H.Dickinson's trustees whereby the former conveyed to the latter a house numbered 503 on the Babcary tithe map and approx. 30a. [tithe nos. also given] in return for a house and orchard near the parish church of Charlton Mackrell, numbered 201, 202 on the parish map, cottages, numbered 188, 190, 193 and 411 on the same map and other lands [also numbered], all part of the manor of Charlton Mackrell.
Prior exchange between Archdeacon Brymer and the Rev.John Whicher, rector of Babcary, whereby number 503 [the former parsonage house], etc. as first above mentioned, was given by the latter in exchange for other lands in Babcary [Including site for new rectory; see also DD/DN 8] [tithe nos. also given] [map on deed]

BABCARY deeds, etc.  DD\DN/7  1639, 1828-1841

7 docts.

Contents:
Copy deeds of the manor and advowson, 1828, 1839, covenanted to be produced in connection with the title as in DD/DN 6. A copy covenant of 1828 also recites a schedule of deeds relating to the manor and advowson from 1740.
Copy glebe terrier, 1638/9; declaration of identity of parsonage house and glebe lands by John Cannon of Babcary, yeo., aged 60 years.

BABCARY deeds, etc.  DD\DN/8  1773-1841

26 docts.

Contents:
Orchard and closes called Cary Hills purchased by F.H. Dickinson of Archdeacon Brymer.
Extract from will of Philip Henville of Lydlinch (Dorset), 1802, pr. 1803; copy will of Jas.Parsons of Somerton, 1830. pr. 1832; letters of administration for Bridget Abraham of Bath, wid., 1840.
The pre-1841 title deeds also relate to the land exchanged in DD/DN 6, which originally formed part of a messuage and 68½a. to which the 18th cent. copy deeds relate. The orchard and closes purchased by F.H. Dickinson belonged to a house which had previously [i.e. to 1807] belonged to the Hutchings family [see also DD/DN 4 above] and this house figures in the deeds from 1828 [which recite back to 1807]; a sale poster, 1802, relates to this house and land and the property conveyed in DD/DN 4.

BALTONSBOROUGH deeds  DD\DN/9  1615-1759

10 docts.

Contents:
Close in Honey Mead, close, formerly two closes, called Cowleaze and one further acre in two parcels in Honey Mead, bought by Caleb Dickinson in 1759
Note of identification of the last named acre.

BALTONSBOROUGH deeds  DD\DN/10  1715-1759

16 docts.

Contents:
Two closes near Catsham Gate, purchased by Caleb Dickinson in 1759.

BALTONSBOROUGH deeds, etc.  DD\DN/11  1795

2 docts.

Contents:
Fee farm rent out of property in the parish, granted to Wm. Dickinson.
Schedule of deeds relating to the fee farm rents there, 1623-1793.

BALTONSBOROUGH deeds  DD\DN/12  1796

2 docs

Contents:
Land, as in DD/DN 9, 10, given by Wm.Dickinson to his son.

BALTONSBOROUGH deeds, etc.  DD\DN/13  1566-1801

43 docts.

Contents:
Various closes, including several called Cowleaze and former arable sometime enclosed from the South Field and a moiety of the twenty fourth part of the manor, purchased by Wm.Dickinson from the estate of Robt. Pavy of Bruton, esq., decd.
An abstract of title lists the six separate groups of deeds which make up this purchase and these are all represented in the earlier deeds herewith.
Marriage settlement of Thos., s. of Robt. Smart and Mary, dau. of Wm.Pavy, all of Bruton, 1725, relates also to a messuage at Lugborne in Baltonsborough, land [some enclosed and some not] in the North and South Fields and the above share of the manor, etc.
Probate of the will of Thos.Haimes of Doulting, yeo., 1707, pr.1708/9; copy will of Robt.Pavy of Bruton, esq., 1799.
The Hayme(s) family is involved in most of the deeds between 1566 and 1718, and the messuage at Lugborne figures in the earliest deed.

BALTONSBOROUGH deeds  DD\DN/14  1752-1810

12 docts.

Contents:
Meadow (4a.) at Cowleaze, purchased ultimately by Wm. Dickinson.

BALTONSBOROUGH deeds  DD\DN/15  1800-1831

4 docts.

Contents:
Close called Church Moor, formerly enclosed out of a common or moor, part of an estate called West Town Farm, purchased ultimately by Wm.Dickinson.

BARTON ST.DAVID deeds, etc.  DD\DN/16  1724-1793

24 docts.

Contents:
Two distinct portions of a house, formerly belonging to John Seamer the elder of Barton St.David, consisting of (1) a stable and stall at the west end of the house, the room in the house called the hall with chambers over it and (2) the kitchen end of the house, the milkhouse and chambers over the same, ultimately purchased by Wm.Dickinson.
This division was made in 1724 by John Seamer when the two portions were assigned to his two married daughters, Joan, w. of Nathan Bagley, and Amy, w. of John Creed. The properties were subsequently united, but the separate descriptions maintained.
Probates of wills of John Seamer of Barton St.David, yeo., 1728, pr.1733, and of Richard Ellis of Walcot, 1789, pr.1789; admon. with will annexed for King Creed, carpenter, 1778, ad.1784; letters of admon for John Creed, 1760, Amy Creed, wid., 1770, John Creed, widower, 1775, Bridget Creed, wid., 1784, and Amy Parker (born Creed), wid., 1789, all of Barton St.David, and for Magdalen Fear of West Lydford, 1735.

BARTON ST.DAVID deeds, etc.  DD\DN/17  1790,1806

3 docts.

Contents:
Manor, purchased by Wm.Dickinson of the Rev.Walter Wightwick of Somerton for £5, 1806.
1790 document is gamekeeper's deputation by the latter.

BARTON ST. DAVID deeds, etc.  DD\DN/18  1704-1825

40 docts.

Contents:
Farm and lands [named; approx.66a.], purchased ultimately by Wm. Dickinson and previously owned throughout this period by the Phelps and related Welchman families. The property description at the outset included 8a. arable in the East Field and 14a. in the West Field, in addition to a close of 12a. already enclosed from the East Field; by 1759 the description has been converted to '8a...... whereof 7a. are inclosed and the other acre lies in common' and '14a. now inclosed in two closes'.
An orig. will of Richard Phelps of Barton St. David, schoolmaster, 1726; copy will of Richard Day of Shotwell Farm in Pitcombe, 1786, ad. 1801; extracts from wills of Robt. Smart of Bruton, brazier, 1763, Richard Syms of Yarlington, yeo., 1781, Edward Penny of Woolston in North Cadbury, 1789, yeo., and Wm. Andrews of North Cadbury, gent., 1814; copy probate or admon. accounts for Jas. Phelps of Barton St. David, widower, 1758, and Wm. Pavy of Bruton, 1763.

BARTON ST. DAVID & BALTONSBOROUGH deeds, etc.  DD\DN/19  1765-1841

31 docts.

Contents:
Farm [Home Farm on 1st ed. 6" O.S.] [no.277 on tithe map] and lands [scheduled on latest deed], largely in Barton, but with small pieces in Baltonsborough, conveyed ultimately to Joseph Motley, who may have been acting as a Dickinson trustee: the orig. label is headed 'Mr & Mrs Dickinson's settlement .....purchased by Mrs Dickinson's separate property'.
Deed of 1838 relates to this farm and another in Baltonsborough, for which a similar schedule with field numbers corresponding to the tithe map exists: this farm is at Ham Street, but is not named on 6" O.S. Prior to 1838 the estates in both parishes belonged to the Fane family and the deeds relate to three additional houses in Barton St. David and one in Baltonsborough.
Settlement previous to marriage of Major John Thos. Fane and Mary Ann Shrimpton Jackson of Downton (Wilts.), 1816; Probate of former (of Sutton, Surrey, esq.), 1830, pr. 1836, and admon. of the latter as M.A.S.Fane of Boulogne, wid., 1837; admon of Augustus John Fane (co. Middx.), esq., 1840; will with admon. annexed of Wm. Peirs of Baltonsborough [gt. gt. grandfather of J.T.Fane above], 1764, ad. 1765.
Recovery has portrait of George III. Extracts from land tax assessments and contract for redemption relating to Fane estates in these parishes, 1766-98.

BERROW deeds  DD\DN/20  1771-1838

33 docts.

Contents:
Berrow Hams Farm [map on dorse of 1838 deed], purchased by F.H.Dickinson's trustees.
Copy will of Ely Cook of Lympsham, gent., 1779, pr.1779.

BERROW  DD\DN/21  1837

4 docts.

Contents:
Abstract and supplemental abstracts of title of the devisees in trust of John Paine Tudway, decd., to property as in DD/DN 20, reciting from 1760.

BERROW copy deeds  DD\DN/22  1760-1815

17 docts.

Contents:
Copy deeds covenanted to be produced as part of the title to Berrow Hams and relating to the manor of Berrow, the property for much of the period of Sir John Thos. Stanley of Alderley (co. Cheshire), bart. Copy settlement previous to his marriage with Margaret Owen of Anglesey, 1763, also relates to his estates in Cheshire and Flintshire.

BERROW, ETC. deeds, etc.  DD\DN/23  1689-1838

59 docts.

Contents:
Land (43a., of which 4a. in Brent Knoll), part of Week Farm otherwise Tarrs Farm, purchased of Thos. Templeman of Somerton by the trustees of F.H.Dickinson. The farm itself is included in the title down to the deed of partition of 1815, and is described as part of the demesnes of the manor of Berrow; abstract of title. Tarr family involved to 1815.
Probate of will of Thos. Torre alias Hawkins of Ash Priors, 1687, pr.1689; copy will of Richard Tarr alias [blank] of Berrow, gent., 1713, and of George Tarr of Kingsdon, gent., 1771; will of George Tarr of Kingsdon, gent, [son of last named], 1795, ad., 1797; copy will of Mary Callard of Colyton (Devon), 1796, ad., 1803; letters of admon. for Thos. Sampson of Ash Priors, 1732 and 1804, and for John Chard of Pitney, widower, 1838; copy admon. acts for Saml. Sampson of Chard, 1789, widower, and John Sampson, sen., of Colyton, widower, 1804; copy probate act for John Sampson of Colyton, 1796.
Copy declaration as to Tarr family and the above farm by Mary Poole of Bleadon, dau. of John Moore Tarr alias Hawkins of Kingsdon.

BRIDGWATER deeds  DD\DN/24  1666-1771

5 docts.

[Deeds in poor condition]

Contents:
Leases of Wilds Close [various spellings] (40a.), held of the manor of Horsey cum Pignes.
The latest lease is to Wm.Dickinson and three earlier leases involve the Prankard and Alloway families, 1707-56.

BUTLEIGH deeds  DD\DN/25  1718-1765

8 docts.

Contents:
Piece of pasture formerly enclosed out of South Moor alias Alder Moor alias Butleigh Moor, previously part of a tenement in Wootton, purchased ultimately by Caleb Dickinson.
Probate of will of Wm.Periam of Wootton in Butleigh, carpenter, 1742, pr.1743.
Wrapper from Bristol Journal 21 Dec.1765.

BUTLEIGH deeds, etc.  DD\DN/26  1769-1772

6 docts.

Contents:
Land lately [?c.1769] enclosed out of the East Field, purchased by Caleb Dickinson in 1772.
Sketches of strips before enclosure and agreement for purchase of 12 acres of open and field land in 5 parcels in the East and West Fields, 1772. Statements of accounts relating to these transactions.

BUTLEIGH deeds  DD\DN/27  1750-1774

12 docts.

Contents:
Close of meadow or pasture (3a.), called a common, at Aller [Alder] Moor, purchased ultimately by Caleb Dickinson; originally allotted to a messuage called Hill House.
Recovery with king's portrait, 1772.

BUTLEIGH deeds, etc.  DD\DN/28  1785-1821

1 bundle

Contents:
Purchase deeds, 1821, lease, 1785, and correspondence concerning title, 1803-06, relating to 9a. in South Moor, purchased by Wm. Dickinson in 1821.

BUTLEIGH deed  DD\DN/29  1834

1 doc

Contents:
Land in South Moor (3a.), formerly part of Abbotts Tenement, purchased by Wm. Dickinson.

BUTLEIGH deeds  DD\DN/30  1767, 1789

2 docs

Contents:
Leases by John Evill of Wells, bookseller, of 4 pieces of land (24a.) to Caleb and Wm. Dickinson.

CASTLE CARY deeds  DD\DN/31  1808-1828

8 docts.

Contents:
Farm at Foxcombe [field names], purchased by Wm. Dickinson of John Rogers in 1808 [schedule of deeds covenanted to be produced: see next entry]. Later deeds are mortgages.

CASTLE CARY, YARLINGTON, ETC. copy deeds, etc.  DD\DN/32  1698-1808

21 docts.


Related information: For the main deposit of Yarlington estate records relating to these properties, see DD/WR and DD/WRh elsewhere in S.R.O.

Contents:
The copy deeds covenanted to be produced in DD/DN 31 relating to Foxcombe as part of a wider estate purchased by John Rogers from the Marquis of Carmarthen in 1782, consisting of the manors of Yarlington, Foxcombe in Castle Cary and Galhampton in North Cadbury, the advowson of Yarlington, Yarlington House, Yarlington Farm and numerous other farms, lands, etc. [property and tenant's names and rents given]. Deed of 1785 refers also to the newly erected Yarlington Lodge and the site of [?the earlier] capital messuage.
The title originates with the copy settlement previous to the marriage of Francis Godolphin and Lady Henrietta Churchill, 1698, which relates [inter alia] to St. James Market in Pell Mell Field, St. Martin in the Fields, Middlesex.
Valuation of Foxcombe Farm, giving also field names, state of cultivation and a map reference, 1808.

CASTLE CARY deeds, etc.  DD\DN/33  1824

8 docts.

Contents:
House built some years since on the site of a barn, situated at Galhampton near North Cadbury in Castle Cary, purchased by Wm. Dickinson.
Affidavit by Ann Neal of Batcombe as to Neal family (from 1797). Abstracts of title reciting from 1686, limited letters of admon. for Ambrose Marshall (?d.1762), 1824, and papers associated with Dickinson's title, including pedigree, register extracts, depositions, etc., relating to four generations of the Marshall family of Castle Cary and elsewhere in the 18th century.

CHARLTON ADAM AND CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/34  1796

2 docs

Contents:
Lands [approx.100a.; named] purchased by Wm. Dickinson of T.L. Strangways.

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/35  1802

6 docts.

Contents:
Purchase deed and associated assignments relating to Wm. Dickinson's acquisition of the manor of Charlton Mackrell, numerous farms and cottages previously held on leases for years and lives, and the manor, capital messuage farm and demesne lands of Lytes Cary, from W.Bray.
The farms and cottages in the first section are given a double description, the first giving the name of the former tenant and rent and the second numerous field names; there are no farm or house names given; numerous pieces in the open and common arable fields.

CHARLTON MACKRELL  DD\DN/36  1801

1 doct.

Contents:
Abstract of title to the manor, etc., from 1717, the manor, etc., of Lytes Cary, from 1690, and other premises from 1670, contracted to be sold to Wm. Dickinson [as in DD/DN 35].

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/37  1670-1759

35 docts.

Contents:
One large bundle with several internal bundles relating to separate sections of title deeds of properties conveyed in DD/DN 35 [excluding Lytes Cary] as abstracted in the sections of DD/DN 36:
the manor, capital messuage, farm, etc., including a water grist mill, 1717-18 (4); moiety of a messuage and 33a. [Horwood family], 1701-36 (6); messuage called Creeches at the pound and land [described, including land in the common fields], held from before 1681 by the Creech family, 1670-1721 (13); moiety of Squires Tenement, 1713-20 (9); composite deeds for the whole [Lockyer] estate, 1759 (3).

CHARLTON MACKRELL, ETC. copy deed  DD\DN/38  1799, 1800

1 doc

Contents:
Manors of Charlton Mackrell and Maperton [abstracted in DD/DN 36].

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/39  1708-1724

7 docts.

Contents:
Moiety of a house and garden, late Tuckers [abstracted in DD/DN 36 and presumably at one time part of the bundle listed as DD/DN 37].

CHARLTON MACKRELL, ETC. deeds  DD\DN/40  1690-1720

9 docts.

Contents:
Manor, capital messuage, barton, farm and demesne lands of Lytes Cary. [Title deeds in support of the conveyance to Dickinson in DD/DN 35.] Most of the deeds also refer to the capital messuage, farm and demesnes called Tucks Cary.
The latest deed gives in detail the appurtenant fields belonging to Lytes Cary, including 'six acres of arable in each of the three fields in the Charltons', has a schedule of 10 outstanding leases [dates, names of tenants and lives and property fully described] and is a settlement previous to the marriage of Thos. Lyte of Lytes Cary and Elizabeth, dau. of Gilbert Maximillian Mohun of Fleet (co.Dorset).
Recovery has portrait of George I.

CHARLTON MACKRELL, ETC. deeds  DD\DN/41  1740-1751

12 docts.

Contents:
Manor, etc., of Lytes Cary: documents concerned with incumbrances on the estate [see The Lytes of Lytes Cary, pp. 82-83].
Deed of 1740 lists some of the rooms and outbuildings at the house and also relates to a house in Somerton.
Recovery has portrait of George II.

CHARLTON MACKRELL, ETC. deeds and papers  DD\DN/42  1740-1755

30 docts.

Contents:
Manor, etc., of Lytes Cary. The papers are mainly accounts of the trustees nominated to act on behalf of Thos.Lyte, his family and his creditors. The latest deed is the conveyance to Thomas Lockyer.

CHARLTON MACKRELL, ETC. deeds  DD\DN/43  1755-1760

10 docts.

Contents:
Manor, etc., of Lytes Cary, the majority being demises or assignments of terms supplementary to the main conveyance of 1755 to Lockyer. (Title deeds in support of the conveyance to Dickinson in DD/DN 35.)
Agreement reserving right to Lytes 'Isle' in Charlton Mackrell church to the Lyte family.

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/44  1745-1776

4 docts.

Contents:
Leases of parts of the capital messuage of Lytes Cary [specifying rooms] and one surrender of a term, 1763, to be linked with DD/DN 43 above.

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds, etc.  DD\DN/45  1748, 1753

5 docts.

Contents:
Grant of annuity out of the manor, etc., of Lytes Cary, 1748, and associated papers.

CHARLTON MACKRELL & CHARLTON ADAM deeds  DD\DN/46  1803

4 docts.

Contents:
Tucks Cary Farm [v.many field names], purchased by Wm. Dickinson from the Rev. Wm. Shippen Willes.

CHARLTON MACKRELL, ETC. deeds, etc.  DD\DN/47  1732-1803

5 docts.

Contents:
Tucks Cary Farm; abstract of title reciting from 1690, prepared 1803.
The bundle also contains another abstract of title, reciting from 1704, to other lands, etc., in Charlton Mackrell and Charlton Adam, also belonging to the Rev. Wm. Shippen Willes in 1803 and presumably incorporated in the conveyance as in DD/DN 46.

CHARLTON MACKRELL, ETC. deeds  DD\DN/48  1690-1732

12 docts.

Contents:
Tucks Cary Farm [including references to arable in the West, North and South Fields].
Deed of 1690 is settlement after the marriage of John Lyte and Elizabeth, dau. of Thos. Cooper of Sherborne.

CHARLTON ADAM deeds  DD\DN/49  1801, 1803

2 docs

Contents:
Lands [named], parcel of the manor of Northover juxta Ilchester, leasehold term acquired by Wm.Dickinson.

CHARLTON ADAM, ETC deeds  DD\DN/50  1706-1805

28 docts.

Contents:
Manor or reputed manor of Saint Clare, a farm [over 200a.; field names], messuage and water grist mill, purchased by Wm.Dickinson in 1805. (Identified by comparison of enclosure map and sheet 63 S.E. of 1st ed. 6" O.S. as Manor House.)
Separate title deeds to the above exist only from 1796; prior to that date they formed part of a larger estate in the parish which had belonged to the Strangways family throughout the period of these deeds, described as the manor and demesne lands of Charlton Adam, the farm house of Charlton Adam, and messuages called Masters, Daws and Damers Tenements [no details of fields, etc.].
Documents include printed sale catalogue of Strangways estate, 1796, giving field names and reference to a [missing] plan, probate of will of Giles Strangways of Charlton Adam, gent., 1744, pr. 1745, settlement previous to the marriage of the latter, as son of Bonham Strangways, and Mary, dau. of Christian Sealy of West Hatch, 1706, and two recoveries with portraits of George III.

CHARLTON MACKRELL & CHARLTON ADAM deeds  DD\DN/51  1805

7 docts.

Contents:
Moiety of: messuage and 68a., formerly in the tenure of Wm. Sampson, Widow Pickolls Tenement, Toby Davis's Cottage, a house called Barretts Moiety and lands (118a.); double description of property involved gives field names; purchased by Wm.Dickinson of Thos. Bryan of Badminton (co. Glos.).
Under a separate purchase from the same person on the same date Wm.Dickinson also acquired Damars House in Charlton Mackrell, formerly part of the Strangways estate [see DD/DN 50].

CHARLTON MACKRELL, ETC. copy deeds  DD\DN/52  1706-1808

19 docts.

Contents:
Copy deeds and abstract of title, as in DD/DN 50 above, relating to the Strangways estate, presumably prepared in support of the title to the second Bryan purchase in DD/DN 51.
Abstract of title, 1690-1795, to the first Bryan purchase in DD/DN 51.
Copy valuation of Wm.Dickinson estates made by Joseph Wollen at different times as the various parts were purchased, giving names of tenants and fields, state of cultivation and reference to a plan.

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/53  1679-1794

35 docts.

Contents:
Early title deeds to the Bryan family properties as in the first part of DD/DN 51, including settlements previous to the marriages of Thos., s. of John Bryan of Charlton Adam, yeo., and Frances Southby of Highworth (co.Wilts.), spr., 1734, and of Thos. Bryan, jun., and Loveday Lawry, spr., both of Crewkerne, 1776, and an orig. will of Thos. Bryan of Charlton Mackrell, gent., 1784.

CHARLTON ADAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/54  1805

4 docts.

Contents:
Close called Chalcombe at Copley, assigned to Wm.Dickinson. Assignment, case, and two releases for legacies under will of Philip Peddle.

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/55  1798, 1806

5 docts.

Contents:
Windmill Hill and Windmill Orchard, purchased by Wm. Dickinson.
Letters of admon. for Wm. Jacob and his dau., Mary White Parsons, both of West Camel.

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds, etc.  DD\DN/56  1805-1807

7 docts.

Contents:
Farm [97a., field names], purchased by Wm.Dickinson in 1807; associated papers include contract for redemption of land tax and valuations of two corn crops [house is probably no. 174 on enclosure map, not named on 6" O.S. sheet 73 NE]

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds and copy deeds  DD\DN/57  1723-1807

4 docts.

Contents:
Conveyance of property as in DD/DN 56 by Sir Henry Poulet St. John Mildmay to the vendor of the above deed, 1807, with abstract of title, copy will of Carew Hervy Mildmay of Hazlegrove, esq., 1778, and copy settlement of his estates, including the manor, capital messuage, farm and demesne lands of Hornblotton, 1723.

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/58  1794-1808

5 docts.

Contents:
Blockers Bush Plot, purchased by Wm. Dickinson in 1808

CHARLTON ADAM & CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/59  1811

3 docts.

Contents:
Mansion hse. [Charlton House, by comparison of enclosure map and 1st. ed. 6" O.S.], formerly the dwg. hse. of John Pyne, decd., a farm hse. near the said mansion, several cottages or ruinous cottages and land [approx. 70a.; field names; incl. land allotted or exchanged under the enclosure award], purchased by Wm. Dickinson in 1811.

CHARLTON ADAM & CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/60  1809-1815

9 docts.

Contents:
The two purchase deeds by the vendor of the property as in DD/DN 59, 1809, with deeds relating to Dickinson's mortgage and redemption subsequent to his purchase.

CHARLTON ADAM & CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds, etc.  DD\DN/61  1702-1793, 1811

38 docts.

Contents:
Earlier title deeds, with abstract of title, relating to the mansion hse., etc., as in DD/DN 59; according to a marginal note in the abstract of title, the mansion hse. is the house called Bellamys Tenement in these deeds.
Documents include: settlements previous to the marriages of Thos., s. of Hy. Lyte of Lytes Cary, and Silvestra Bracebridge of Bristol, wid., 1702, the rev. Thos. Blackwell, rector of St. Clement Danes, Middx., and Silvestra Lyte (dau. of the two last-named), 1726, and of Jas. Monypenny of Norfolk St., Middx., and Silvestra Blackwell (dau. of the two last named); copy wills of Thos. Lyte of Charlton Mackrell, gent., 1747, and of John Pyne of Charlton Mackrell, sen., 1781, pr. 1791.
The bundle includes separate purchase deeds and leases relating to the acquisition by Pyne of the cottages or sites of later cottages and some of the land involved in DD/DN 59.
The abstract of title includes all the above deeds and has some useful marginal notes identifying properties; it also includes deeds not surviving in this bundle.
Copy deed of 1791 relates to the manor and the right of presentation to the church of Pitney and copy deed of 1793 relates to numerous houses [including an unnamed public house and the parish poor house] and lands [named] in Aller [both Pyne family deeds to lead the uses of fines].
Recoveries with portraits of Anne and George II.

CHARLTON ADAM & CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/62  1710, 1795-1810

42 docts.

Contents:
According to the original label, this bundle should relate to the 'exchange with Mr. Jerritt', as in DD/DN 77 below, but although it includes the other part of the exchange therein contained, it appears rather to be the continuation of the title as in DD/DN 61 to the property purchased by Dickinson in DD/DN 59.
There are interesting references to the enlargement of the pleasure grounds at Charlton House by Jerrett [between 1800 and 1806] and the building by him of a farm and five cottages on specified properties, apparently in the same period, in a deed of 1806.

CHARLTON ADAM  DD\DN/63  1811

1 doct.

Contents:
Abstract of title to a close called North Field included in the sale to Dickinson as in DD/DN 59, reciting from 1681.

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/64  1817

2 docs

Contents:
Little plot of land taken out of the highway in Cary Moor Way, purchased by Wm. Dickinson.

CHARLTON ADAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/65  1751-1818

9 docts.

Contents:
Lands [named], mainly part of the manor of Northover juxta Ilchester, purchased by Wm. Dickinson in 1818.
Copy deed of 1782 relates to the Chichester family's manor, manor house and advowson of Northover, lands [named], an unnamed farm at Over Adber in Queen Camel and Trent, Hill Farm in Chilthorne Domer, a farm in South Street [numerous field names], new erected house and inn in the Market Place called the King's Arms, the Shoulder of Mutton or Duke William near Oxen Lane on the way to Chard, another house nearby, houses in Fore Street [one being opposite the White Hart Inn], and the Castle Inn in East Street, all in Crewkerne, messuage and lands in Charlton Adam and Mackrell, burgages, etc., in Montacute, and Hodys House in Holywood [sic, ?Holyrood] Street in Chard.
Letter from Dickinson to Edmund Broderip also discusses prevailing anxiety on the subject of the currency, 1818.

CHARLTON ADAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/66  1724-1820

15 docts.

Contents:
Three pieces of land, purchased by Wm. Dickinson in 1820; abstract of title reciting from 1704: Gapper family involved throughout.
Sale catalogue [no map] includes these lands and the manor of Charlton Adam, 1819. General extracts relating to the Gapper family, 1752-1809.

CHARLTON ADAM deeds  DD\DN/67  1825

3 docts.

Contents:
Four pieces of land bought on two separate occasions by Wm. Dickinson of George Hodges.

CHARLTON ADAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/68  1678-1825

26 docts.

Contents:
Roods Tenement (formerly Chicks Tenement), cottage at the west end of another cottage in Eastwell Lane and lands [named], the property of the Hodges family from 1715, including some of the land conveyed to Dickinson in DD/DN 67. [House probably no. 420 on enclosure map; not named on 6" O.S. 64 S.W.].
Probate of the will of Hy. Hockey, jun., weaver, 1708, pr. 1710, and copy will of Hy. Hodges, yeo., 1758, pr. 1759, both of Charlton Adam.
Abstract of title has genealog. notes and a three generation pedigree of the Hodges family, from 1711.

CHARLTON ADAM deeds  DD\DN/69  1826

6 docts.

Contents:
Messuage and lands [124a.; schedule of field names at end of deed], purchased by Wm. Dickinson from Mr. & Mrs. Henessy of Beaminster, Dorset.

CHARLTON ADAM, ETC. deeds, etc.  DD\DN/70  1681-1825

45 docts.

Contents:
Prior title deeds to the property purchased by Wm. Dickinson as in DD/DN 69. This property represented several accumulations by the Pitt family, of which the deeds, etc., in this bundle relate largely to the purchase of the messuage and 86 acres.
Prior to 1775 this farm had formed part of a larger estate with the manor and advowson of East Lydford and Foddington Farm in Babcary. Deeds and copy deeds, 1681-1772, relate to the one third share of this estate belonging to the Duke family which ultimately passed to John Blake of St. Clement Dane, Middlesex, and Ralph Etwall of Andover, Hants., an abstract of title, from 1686, relates to the title of Thos. Wyld of Speen, Berkshire, to the remaining two thirds. Deed of partition, 1775, allots the Charlton Adam Farm to the former and the East Lydford and Babcary property to the latter and has schedules of fieldnames [including pieces in the East and West Fields of East Lydford].
Map of the Charlton Adam farm, 1774; book of reference also has details of timber in individual fields, with valuation.
Probate of will of Saml. Pitt of Charlton Adam, 1790, pr. 1790, and an orig. will of Chas. Pitt of Charlton Adam, gent., 1821. Agreement previous to the marriage of George A. Henessy of Northover, schoolmaster and Eliza Joan Pitt, then of Long Sutton, spr., dau. of last named, Chas. P., 1822.
Copy deeds, 1681-1743, also relate to one third of the rectory and advowson of Clawson, Leicestershire.
Catalogued in office typescript Catalogue of Maps
Some relate to lands as in DD/DN 71.

CHARLTON ADAM, ETC. deeds, etc.  DD\DN/71  1711, 1778-1829

21 docts.

Contents:
Deeds in support of title to lands other than the main 86a. farm purchased as in DD/DN 69 above, accumulated by the Pitt family from various sources.
Affidavit, 1825 about three generations of the Gapper family of Henstridge.
Copy wills of Thos. Connock of N. Cheriton, gent., 1820, and John Witt of Ditcheat, yeo., 1778, pr. 1779, and copy letters of admon. for Joseph Gillett of Somerton, gent., 1829.

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/72  1794-1825

8 docts.

Contents:
Meadow called Southwell, purchased in 1825 by Wm. Dickinson [Hallett family throughout this period].

CHARLTON ADAM deeds  DD\DN/73  1745, 1832

2 docts

Contents:
Wood at Copley, assigned to Wm. Dickinson in 1832 by Philip Peddle [whose ancestor had acquired it in 1745].

CHARLTON MACKRELL deed  DD\DN/74  1838

1 doc

Contents:
The poor house, purchased by F.H. Dickinson.

CHARLTON ADAM & CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds, etc.  DD\DN/75  1802-1852

8 docts.

Contents:
Two small pieces of land, purchased by F.H. Dickinson in 1852.
Copy will of John Hockey, 1845, pr. 1847, and copy admon. of Hy. Hockey, 1820, both of Charlton Adam; genealog. notes about Hockey family, from 1784.

CHARLTON ADAM & CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds, etc.  DD\DN/76  1787-1853

15 docts.

Contents:
House and lands [named and numbered by reference to enclosure map and award; the house is no. 241 on that map, but is not named on the 6" O.S.; it lies opposite Charlton House], purchased by F.H. Dickinson's trustees; Draper family involved throughout.
Settlement previous to marriage of Sarah Draper of Charlton Mackrell and Wm. York of Babcary, clerk, 1787.

CHARLTON MACKRELL & CHARLTON ADAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/77  1800-1803

8 docs

Contents:
Exchange between Wm. Dickinson and John Jerritt, the latter giving to the former a close called Coombe, several pieces of arable in the common fields (12a. in all, formerly parts of John Pyne's estate) and the moiety of other lands (approx. 5a., including arable, formerly Lockyer property, of which, according to a preparatory valuation, Mr. Dickinson already held the other moiety) in return for various cottages or sites of cottages and the moiety of a house and lands [acquired by Dickinson in 1802 as part of DD/DN 35 above and probably repurchased by him in 1811, as in DD/DN 59 above].
Valuation of timber in four named fields, part of John Jerritt's estate, 1800.

CHARLTON MACKRELL  DD\DN/78  1823

2 docts.

Contents:
Exchange between Wm. Dickinson and the Rev. W.T.P. Brymer, rector of Charlton Mackrell, of pieces of land, with copy proceedings in the business, having a plan of the lands involved.

CHARLTON MACKRELL  DD\DN/79  1835

2 docts.

Contents:
Exchange between Wm. Dickinson and the Rev. Hy. Shute of Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, involving six pieces of land amounting to 15a.

CHARLTON MACKRELL & CHARLTON ADAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/80  1839-1842

11 docts.

Contents:
Exchange between F.H. Dickinson and Wm. Norris Tonge of Alveston, Gloucestershire, involving eight pieces of land amounting to 45a.; map, 1839, marks not only both sets of land to be exchanged, but also other property of W.N.T.
Abstract of title to Tonge's land, from 1781; valuation of timber on the exchange lands, 1839.

CHARLTON MACKRELL & TRENT deeds & assoc. papers  DD\DN/81  1845-1846

1 bundle

Contents:
Exchange between F.H. Dickinson's trustee and the Trent School Charity trustees, whereby lands purchased by the former in Trent are exchanged for the school's estate in Charlton Mackrell; schedule gives names of fields, state of cultivation and map no. [house is 230 on the Charlton enclosure map; not named on 1st. ed. 6" 63 S.E.].

CHARLTON ADAM & CHARLTON MACKRELL deed  DD\DN/82  1858

1 doc

Contents:
Exchange between F.H. Dickinson and J.G.D. Thring of Alford, involving nine pieces of land amounting to approx. 30a. [map on deed].

CHARLTON ADAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/83  1759

10 docts.

Contents:
Houses called Duncans and Stroder, purchased by Giles Strangways; papers include genealog. notes on the families of Duncan and Strode and abstracts of deeds of 1669 and 1691.

CHARLTON ADAM OR MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/84  1794-1802

4 docts.

Contents:
Close called Windmill Close, ultimately acquired by Jas. King [probably to be associated with DD/DN 55 above].

CHARLTON ADAM & CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/85  1690-1807

5 docts.

Contents:
Loose leases: Masters House, 1690, 1701, and the New Inn, 1745, both in Charlton Adam, and a house, originally held by Jas. Squires and subsequently by the King family, 1799, 1807, in Charlton Mackrell.

CHARLTON ADAM & CHARLTON MACKRELL copy deeds  DD\DN/86  1732-1749

3 docs

Contents:
Three copy deeds involving the Bryan family, two of which are endorsed, 'Ex parte Jerritt', presumably made because part at least of the premises involved were included in one of the later transactions involving Jerritt, either directly or indirectly, and listed above.
Deed of 1732 relates to messuage wherein John Bryan lived [?in Charlton Adam] and lands [124a., not specified] and tenements called Casswells, Tredwins and Horwoods; deed of 1737 is copy settlement previous to marriage of John Bryan of Charlton Adam, yeo., and Mary, d. of Sarah Sheppard of Yeovilton, which probably relates to the same messuage belonging to Bryan [but gives field names].
Copy will of [presumably the same] John Bryan, 1749.

CHARLTON ADAM  DD\DN/87  1788

1 doct.

Contents:
Bond relating to close at Copley, parcel of the manor of Somerton St. Cleers.

CHARLTON ADAM & COMPTON DUNDON deed  DD\DN/88  1845

1 doc

Contents:
Assignment by F.H. Dickinson of term in land (47a.) in the tithings of Hurcot and Littleton in Charlton Adam, parcel of the manor of Somerton St. Cleers and land called Cold Harbour in Compton Dundon.

GLASTONBURY & BUTLEIGH deeds  DD\DN/89  1759

3 docts.

Contents:
Various pieces of land in South Moor alias Alder Moor and Butleigh Moor (approx. 80a., abuttals and names of tenants and former tenants given), the property of the Hon. George Hamilton, purchased by Caleb Dickinson.

GLASTONBURY & BUTLEIGH deeds  DD\DN/90  1662-1673, 1759

Contents:
Abstract of title and deeds therein abstracted relating to the title of George Hamilton and his wife, Bridget, grand-daughter of Wm. Coward, to property as in DD/DN 89.
The earliest deed bears the signature of James II, when Duke of York, as grantee of the forfeited estates of Edmund Ludlow. The abstract of title is the only document of later date than 1673 and it includes further deeds from 1730, most of which are to be found as copies in DD/DN 91 below.
Both the Butleigh and the Glastonbury portions of the property came separately to Wm. Coward in 1672 and 1673.

GLASTONBURY & BUTLEIGH, ETC. copy deeds  DD\DN/91  1701-1750

19 docts.

Contents:
Copy deeds presumably passed in support of the title to the purchase as in DD/DN 89, but involving a wider range of property of the Coward and Hamilton families.
Deeds include a deed of partition between Wm. Coward and Gabriel Odingsells, both of Wells, 1711, and settlement after the marriage of the Hon. George Hamilton and his wife, Bridget, only child of Wm. Coward, both of Wells, 1730, and properties include four sevenths of the manor or manors of Glastonbury and Edgarley and the hundred of Glaston Twelve Hides and numerous messuages held of the manor in High Street, Bove Town, Chilkewell, Edgarley, Lambrooke Street, Court Lane, Laundry Lane and Northover [many field names given, but messuages generally not described except by tenant's name; arable in the common fields]. Earliest deed has schedule of numerous other properties in Glastonbury excepted out of this deed; most of the deeds from 1730 also relate to the family's mansion hse. and other hses. in Chamberlain St. in Wells, a water grist mill in Week in the manor of Wells, Fryern Farm and several cottages in Over Stowey and James Cooke's Tenement at Wraxall in Ditcheat.

GLASTONBURY & BUTLEIGH deeds, etc.  DD\DN/92  1760, 1762

3 docts.

Contents:
Deeds indemnifying Dickinson against a fee farm rent chargeable upon South Moor alias Alder Moor of which the purchase as in DD/DN 89 formed a part: manor, borough, etc. of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, as security.

GLASTONBURY deeds  DD\DN/93  1779

3 docts.

Contents:
Land, part of Kennard Moor, purchased by Caleb Dickinson from the Inclosure Commissioners.

GLASTONBURY deeds  DD\DN/94  1752-1782

8 docts.

Contents:
Close (6a.), formerly part of South Moor, purchased in 1782 by Caleb Dickinson.

GLASTONBURY deeds  DD\DN/95  1783

3 docts.

Contents:
Wm. Dickinson's purchase deed of a messuage at Edgarley [eight former possessors named, including the vendor, Joseph Seward].

GLASTONBURY deeds  DD\DN/96  1697-1744

24 docts.

Contents:
Earlier title deeds to the property purchased in DD/DN 95 [additional lands initially, including arable in the common fields].

GLASTONBURY deeds  DD\DN/97  1749-1783

18 docts.

Contents:
As DD/DN 96, with abstract of title from 1697.

GLASTONBURY  DD\DN/98  1845

2 docts.

Contents:
Close of pasture, purchased by F.H. Dickinson.

KEINTON MANDEVILLE deeds  DD\DN/99  1730-1832

15 docts.

Contents:
Messuage at the bottom of the street on the N. of the road leading to Charlton, owned by the Dauncey family throughout and sold to Wm. Dickinson in 1832.
Probate of the will of Tassel Dauncey of Barton St. David, yeo., 1789, pr. 1796.

EAST LYDFORD deeds, etc.  DD\DN/100  1674-1747

22 docts.

Contents:
East Lydford Farm (86a., not detailed), purchased by Caleb Dickinson in 1747, having been owned by the Scrase family from 1679.
Settlement after the marriage of Hy. Scrase of East Lydford and Philippa his wife, dau. of Emanuel Hole of Lovington, 1703.
Copy will of Hy. Scrass, yeo., 1694, pr. 1696; probate of will of Philippa Scrace, 1724, pr. 1725; and letters of admon. for Hy. Scrase, 1747, all of East Lydford.
Undated plan of the farm [including strips in the East and West Fields], ?1763 and of roads in East and West Lydford and neighbourhood, distinguishing 'great roads', 'market roads' and 'bye or halter path roads', ?c.1775 [see also DD/DN 182 below].
[Catalogued in office typescript Catalogue of Maps]

EAST LYDFORD deeds  DD\DN/101  1685-1748

15 docts.

Contents:
Various pieces of land, including arable in East and West Fields, purchased by Caleb Dickinson in 1748.

EAST LYDFORD deeds  DD\DN/102  1704-1749

9 docts.

Contents:
Roofless tenement called Morleys, consisting of five closes (37a.), parcel of the manor of Wheathill, purchased by Caleb Dickinson in 1749.

EAST LYDFORD deeds  DD\DN/103  1761

2 docts.

Contents:
Roofless tenement called Hurlebrooks [fields named], purchased by Caleb Dickinson.

EAST LYDFORD deeds  DD\DN/104  1809

2 docts.

Contents:
Arable in the East Field, purchased by Wm. Dickinson

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/105  1700

9 docts.

Contents:
Blunts Tenement and lands [described; approx. 90a.], formerly held of the manor of Lympsham, purchased by Robert Prankard of Somerton, maltster. The earliest deed, which is the conveyance by the lords of the manor to the first purchaser, includes covenants relating to responsibility for scouring ditches, etc., and repairing sea walls; an associated assignment recites back to a crown lease of the manor, 1617.

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/106  1700

7 docts.

Contents:
Land (10a.), formerly held as DD/DN 105; similar covenants and assignments.

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/107  1700-1703

19 docts

Contents:
Deeds of various acquisitions of land by Robert Prankard either directly or indirectly from the lords of the manor, as in DD/DN 105, between 1700 and 1703 under six separate purchases [lettered A-F].

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/108  1700-1716

8 docts.

Contents:
Messuage and lands [named; 20a.], held of the manor to 1700, as DD/DN 105, purchased by Graffin Prankard of Bristol, merchant, in 1716. (For copyhold admission, 1677, see DD/DN 118)

LYMPSHAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/109  1725

4 docts.

Contents:
Land (8a.), purchased by Graffin Prankard.

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/110  1684-1758

32 docts.

Contents:
Messuage and land (approx. 64a.), acquired by Graffin Prankard under three separate purchase deeds on the same date in 1746.
Probates of wills of John Morse of Lympsham, yeoman, 1706, pr. 1707, and 1723, pr. 1724 [father and son].
Reference to land near the windmill, from 1702.

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/111  1761

2 docts.

Contents:
Exchange involving Caleb Dickinson and relating altogether to approx. 15½a., including reference to land enclosed out of Broadnam Field.

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/112  1766

3 docts.

Contents:
Phippens Tenement, originally parcel of the manor of Lympsham, purchased by Caleb Dickinson. Endorsed with schedule of deeds from the 1700 sale by the lords of the manor.

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/113  1759-1770

7 docts.

Contents:
Dickinson settlement relating to Blunts Tenement and lands as in DD/DN 105 above and to other lands, all of which had formerly belonged to Graffin Prankard and which descended to Sarah his only child, wife of Caleb Dickinson, subject to the life interest of Graffin Prankard's widow, Sarah (born Alloway), 1759.
Settlements by Caleb Dickinson upon his son, Wm., of Batch Farm and a farm at Easter Town [no details of either], 1768, 1770.

LYMPSHAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/114  1703-1786

14 docts.

Contents:
Roofless tenement (18a.), formerly part of the manor of Lympsham Parva, owned throughout by the Hall and related Pickersgill families and purchased by Wm. Dickinson in 1786.
Copy wills of Wm. Hall [father and son], the one of Axbridge, gent., 1736, ad. 1744, and the other of Publow, gent., 1743, pr. 1744.
Printed sale particulars also relates to the Bell Inn at Highbridge in Burnham and mentions the Fox and Goose in Brent Knoll, 1786.
Copy deed of partition between the co-heiresses of the 2nd Wm. Hall, 1786, relates to the manor of Moor(e) in Mark and numerous appurtenant lands [field names, acreages, tenants' names and reference to plan annexed to the original deed].
Printed dimensions and names of ships in Liverpool employed in the slave trade, with details of provisions, mortality rate, etc., 1788.

LYMPSHAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/115  1796

6 docts.

Contents:
Several closes bought under two separate purchases on the same day by Wm. Dickinson, sen. and jun., from the assignees of Jas. Rogers, bankrupt, with an abstract of title reciting back to a 1700 deed from the lords of the manor.

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/116  1799

2 docts.

Contents:
Close of pasture, purchased by Wm. Dickinson, sen. and jun.

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/117  1840

2 docts.

Contents:
Small pieces of land purchased from the Bristol and Exeter Railway Co., by F.H. Dickinson's trustees, as superfluous to the Company's needs.

LYMPSHAM deeds  DD\DN/118  1676, 1677

3 docts.

Contents:
Copies of court roll relating to properties later purchased by Prankard, including property as in DD/DN 108 above.

LYMPSHAM deeds, etc.  DD\DN/119  1703-1752

10 docts.

Contents:
Misc. deeds, etc., including: grant of annuity by Robt. Prankard, 1703; lease for year [release missing] Graffin Prankard of Somerton, maltster, to Thos. Prankard of Stoke-sub-Hamdon, yeo., of a house in which David Goold was then living and land [172a., not described], 1710; settlement previous to marriage of Graffin Prankard and Sarah, d. of Wm. Alloway of Bridgwater, merchant, relating to Blunts Tenement, etc., as in DD/DN 105, 113, 1719; and deeds, agreements and bonds concerning exchanges, generally involving Robert or Graffin Prankard, 1705-52.

MARK deeds  DD\DN/120  1809

2 docs

Contents:
30a. of land originally allotted under the Mark Moor Inclosure, purchased by Wm. Dickinson.

MARK deeds, etc.  DD\DN/121  1808-1840

22 docts.

Contents:
Land in Mark Moor, purchased by F.H. Dickinson in 1840; abstract of title from 1753.
Copy will of Laetitia Sparrow, 1825, pr. 1829, and copy admon. with will annexed for Charlotte Sparrow, 1808, both of Flax Bourton, spinsters. Numerous extracts from parish registers relating to the Sparrow and Fisher families, from 1764.

SOMERTON deeds  DD\DN/122  1836, 1839

4 docts.

Contents:
Manor, mansion hse. and estate of Hurcot, purchased by trustees for F.H. Dickinson in 1839; map on deed, with table of field names and state of cultivation. The estate included the farm and all other houses in the hamlet of Hurcot.

SOMERTON deeds  DD\DN/123  1771-1809

7 docts.

Contents:
Earlier title deeds to the manor of Hurcot and appurtenant properties; these properties are described in the form '(messuage and)........acres late in the occupation of .......under lease dated .......' in deed of 1797, but in 1798 this description is converted to the field names, as in DD/DN 122.

SOMERTON, ETC. deeds  DD\DN/124  1765

4 docts.

Contents:
Earlier deeds relating to the manor, etc., of Hurcot, described as in the 1797 deed in DD/DN 123. The earliest deed relates to a one fifth share in the former Benet estate comprising Brabram, Foxton and Halls Farm near Wisbech in the Isle of Ely in the county of Cambridge, the manors of Evercreech, Milton juxta Wells and Hurcot, New Parks Farms near Leicester, Frame Farm in Benenden and an un-named farm in Rolvenden, both in Kent.

SOMERTON copy deeds, etc.  DD\DN/125  1724-1839

16 docts.

Contents:
18th cent. abstracts of title reciting from 1723 and supporting copy deeds, etc., relating to the manor of Hurcot, with some references to the properties as in DD/DN 124 in the counties of Cambridge, Leicester, Kent and elsewhere in Somerset. Copy will of Judith Beult of St. Andrew Holborn, Middlesex, spr., 1724, pr. 1724.
Documents specifically relating to Hurcot are contract for redemption of land tax, 1799, lease for 21 years, 1797, and affidavit concerning the identity of the estate by George Hoddinott, tenant of Hurcot for some 40 years, 1839.

SOMERTON deeds  DD\DN/126  1679-1718

6 docts.

Contents:
Deeds, found loose and in poor condition, relating to a close called Berry and a messuage called Silks in West Street.

SOMERTON deeds  DD\DN/127  1665-1742

20 docts.

Contents:
Misc. deeds, leases, assignments and copyhold admissions, etc., found loose and in poor condition, some of which involve Robert Prankard or his son Graffin as lessees or (once) as trustee, but which in general do not appear to be connected.
Properties include a hse. in West Street next to the pound, 1722, the Bell Inn, 1695, Horseys House in Lower Somerton, copyhold of the manor of Somerton Parsonage, 1718, and 1½a. of arable in the North Field, 1703.
Paper of 1722 is receipt for fine paid by Graffin Prankard for addition of daughter's life to lease.

TINTINHULL deeds  DD\DN/128  1675, 1694

2 docts.

Contents:
Land called Barn Hey, purchased by Thos. Prankard of Stoke-sub-Hamdon.

WESTON ZOYLAND deeds, etc.  DD\DN/129  1666-1811

19 docts.

Contents:
Deeds relating to two separate acquisitions by Graffin Prankard in 1710 and 1731, totalling 60a. and comprising George Courtney's tenement, Mary Smith's or Smeath's tenement, Joan Coggan's three acres and land called Modeshay.
Letters of admon. for Thos. Cox of Somerton, 1696.
Copy deeds relate to additional properties and include a deed of 1687 under which the moiety of numerous copyhold messuages is disposed of; this latter document also relates in recital to the moiety of the manor back to 1672.
1811 document is copy extract of allotment made to the late Wm. Dickinson under the enclosure award in respect of these premises.

KINGWESTON deed  DD\DN/130  1833

1 doc

Contents:
Lease by rector to Wm. Dickinson of two fields part of the glebe [map in margin of deed].

CHARLTON MACKRELL deeds  DD\DN/131  1743-1799

9 docts.

Contents:
Leases of various houses held of the manor of Charlton Mackrell by grants of the Lockyer family (to 1782) and Mary Smith, wid. (1799).
Lessees: Culling and related Tucker, King, Penny, and Summers.

CLIFTON (GLOUCESTERSHIRE) deeds & papers  DD\DN/132  1686-c.1827

12 docts.

Contents:
Abstracts of Wm. Dickinson's title to 15a. of land, reciting from 1728, n.d. (w/m 1819, 1827) and an earlier abstract of title reciting from 1665, 1760, with earlier deeds of parts. [The bulk of this property was inherited by Sarah Dickinson, wife of Caleb, under the will of her aunt, Elizabeth Alloway].

CLIFTON (GLOUCESTERSHIRE) copy deeds  DD\DN/133  1715-1741

4 docts.

Contents:
Messuage and numerous lands [named] and another messuage, 'new built by Henry Watts, merchant' [before 1715]. The earliest deed also relates to a moiety of the manor of Clifton; the Parsons family of Bristol is involved from 1731.
[There is no apparent connection with the Dickinson property as in DD/DN 132].

DOWNE (KENT) deed  DD\DN/134  1714

1 doc

Contents:
Lease of piece of land.

ST. MARYLEBONE, ETC. (MIDDLESEX)  DD\DN/135  1785, 1868

2 docts.

Contents:
Messuage on the east side of Upper Harley Street, leased to William Dickinson, 1785; agreement for lease to F.H. Dickinson of 119 St. George Square, Pimlico, in the parish of St. George, Hanover Square, with plans and elevation, 1868.

BRIGHTLING (SUSSEX) deed  DD\DN/136  1739

1 doc

Contents:
Lease of messuage and lands.
Settlements and testamentary records for Dickinson and related families.

CALEB DICKINSON  DD\DN/137  1738

1 doct.

Contents:
Articles previous to marriage of Caleb Dickinson and Sarah, dau. of Graffin Prankard, both of Bristol, merchants.

WILLIAM DICKINSON deeds, etc.  DD\DN/138  1770-1789

12 docts.

Contents:
Settlement previous to marriage of Wm. Dickinson of Kingweston, esq., and Philippa, dau. of Stephen Fuller of Brightling, esq., 1770, with associated covenants, declarations of trust, etc.
Some of the deeds relate to Fuller estates in Brightling, including the capital messuage called Brightling Place, Hove and Burwash in Sussex.

WILLIAM DICKINSON deeds, etc.  DD\DN/139  1803-1845

11 docs

Contents:
Agreement, lease [release missing], associated declaration of trust arising out of marriage settlement, William Dickinson and Sophia, dau. of Saml. Smith, esq., 1803, and executorship accounts after his death in 1837.
The majority of the documents relate to trust funds, but deed of 1803 refers to the manors of Charlton Mackrell and Lytes Cary, etc. [as in DD/DN 35 et seq.], and deed of 1808 to the manor, etc., of Kingweston [as in DD/DN 1].

FRANCES DICKINSON papers  DD\DN/140  1801

5 docs

Contents:
Proposals for settlement previous to marriage of John Frederick Pinney and Frances, sister of last mentioned Wm. Dickinson with bond, letter, etc. [All documents very fragile].

WILLIAM DICKINSON DECEASED  DD\DN/141  1843

1 doct.

Contents:
Release by son, Edmund Henry Dickinson in respect of annuity charged upon the Jamaican estates 'greatly reduced by the depreciation of the same estate'.

WILLIAM DICKINSON AS TRUSTEE  DD\DN/142  1729-1778

7 docts.

Contents:
Settlements of real and personal estate previous to the marriage of Henry Creswicke of Hanhams Court, Bitton (Glos.) and Mary Dickinson [dau. of Vickris D.] of Queen Charlton, spr., 1775, with associated abstracts, memoranda, etc.
Copy will of John Dickinson of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, planter, 1729 [cousin to Caleb D., as in DD/DN 137].
Settlement of real estate relates to the above mansion hse. and numerous lands in Bitton; settlement of personal estate refers to will of Mary Dickinson's grand-father, Richard Marchant of Bath, gent., which mentions his house in Barton Street, Queen Square, Bath.

DICKINSON FAMILY papers  DD\DN/143  1728-1844

10 docts.

Contents:
Probates, copy wills, etc., for Sarah, w. of Caleb D. of Bristol, esq., 1764, pr. 1766, Caleb D. of Kingweston, 1775, pr. 1783, Wm. D. of Kingweston, 1800, cod. 1804, Wm. D. of Kingweston, 1836, pr. 1837, Sophia D., wid. of last named, 1843, pr. 1844, Caleb D. of Monks in Corsham, Wilts., 1726, cod. 1728, gent., Ezekiel D. of Bowden Hse. in Lacock, Wilts., esq., 1787, and a vol. containing copies of wills of Francis D. [a Jamaican planter], 1704, Jonathan D. of Philadelphia, merchant, 1722, Jonathan D., late of Philadelphia, but then of Flushing in the parish of Jamaica in Queens County on Nassau Island commonly called
Long Island within the colony of New York, 1726, John D. [as in DD/DN 142], Joseph D. of St. Elizabeth in Jamaica, 1730, and Mary D. of Soho Square, Middlesex, spr., 1751, pr.1756.

PRANKARD FAMILY wills, etc.  DD\DN/144  1711-1756

5 docts.

Contents:
Probates or copy wills for Robt. P. of Somerton, maltster, 1708, pr.1711, Thos. P. of Stoke-sub-Hambdon, yeo., 1730, and Graffin P. of Bristol, merchant, 1756, pr.1756.
Release of dower by Robt. P's widow, Elizabeth, 1716, and Prankard/Alloway bond, 1722.

ALLOWAY FAMILY wills, etc  DD\DN/145  1686-1763

10 docts.

Contents:
Probates of wills of Wm. A. of Minehead, merchant, 1686, pr.1686, Wm. A. of Bridgwater, merchant, 1719, pr.1722, Hannah A., of Bridgwater, wid., 1729, pr.1730, and Eliz. A. of Bristol, spr., 1761, pr.1763.
Certificate of Quaker marriage of Wm. A. and Hannah Anderdon [2nd and 3rd person named in last para.] at Stoke St. Gregory, 1686 [16 witnesses named]; assignment of bond previous to marriage of Jane Alloway [dau. of two last named] and Joseph Gillett of Chard, clothier, 1729, with receipt, 1737; deeds of hse. and pasture called the Decoy in the manor and parish of High Ham, nr. Pitney Gate and adjg. Sedgmoor, ultimately assigned to Eliz. Alloway, 1726, 1742 (3).
Wrapper, section of Daily Telegraph, Aug. 1855, having 'latest from Sebastopol'.

BICKNELL FAMILY wills, etc  DD\DN/146  1628-1695

4 docts.

Contents:
Probates of wills of Wm. B. of Isle Brewers, 1626, pr.1628, and Ames B. of Bridgwater, yeo., 1671, pr.1678. Inventory of Sarah B. of Bridgwater, 1695.
Certificate of Quaker marriage, John Anderdon and Jane B., both of Bridgwater, 1660 [20 witnesses].

VARIOUS FAMILIES wills  DD\DN/147  1685-1779

8 docts.

Contents:
Probates of wills of John Anderdon of Bridgwater, 1685, pr.1685, Elizabeth, w. of Wm. Every of Crewkerne, mercer, 1709, pr.1709, Joseph Moon, sen., of Somerton, gunsmith, 1703, pr.1710, Susan Moon of Somerton, wid. [of last], 1713, pr.1714, Mary Cox of Somerton, wid. [Graffin Prankard, her son-in-law and executor], 1728, pr.1740, and Margaret Clark of Stoke-sub-Hambdon, wid. [Graffin Prankard, her nephew and executor], 1740, pr.1740; letters of admon. for Jane Stevens of Somerton, wid. [granted to Graffin Prankard as principal creditor], 1729; copy will of Ann Russ of North Town in North Cadbury, wid., 1779, pr.1779.

MARGARET GOLDNEY (FORMERLY OLDNER)  DD\DN/148  1724-1782

20 docts.

[deeds in poor condition].

Contents:
Limited probate of the will of Margaret, w. of Gabriel Goldney of Clifton, esq. [previously wid. of George Oldner of Stockwell, Surrey, and sister of Caleb Dickinson, as in DD/DN 137]. 1775, pr.1782; copy will of said George O., 1735, pr.1735.
Deeds of Oldner property: Farnham Farm in Speldhurst, Kent, 1724 (1); messuage, wharf, counting hse., etc., at a place called Bankside in St. Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, 1734-35 (3); the Great and Little Mounds belonging to the manor house or great moated hse. in Stockwell, Surrey, 1734 (2); assignment of business interests in his trade as a lighterman, 1735 (2).
Settlements previous to marriage of Margaret O. and Gabriel G., 1741, and associated deeds relating to messuage called Jenkyns and lands [named] in Navestock, Essex, a messuage formerly called the Artillery House in Castle Green, Bristol, and shares in messuages in Small Street and Castle Street, Bristol, and in a farm at Tockington in Olveston, Gloucestershire, and shares in iron foundry at Coalbrookdale in Madeley, Salop (10).

GRAFFIN PRANKARD  DD\DN/149  1740-1741

9 docts.

Contents:
Bill of complaint of Abell Fonnereau of London, merchant, case and answer on behalf of G.P. concerning insurance claimed upon the Baltick Merchant, taken by a Spanish privateer while on a voyage from Carolina to Cowes, and answers of John Galton and Caleb Dickinson.

CALEB DICKINSON  DD\DN/150  1775-1776

4 docts.

Contents:
Bill in Chancery, John Galton of Aston, Warwickshire, against Caleb D., claiming delivery of title deeds relating to land in Aller, in right of his late wife, Hannah [formerly Alloway], with 2 letters and receipted schedule of deeds handed over, 1587-1659.

WILLIAM DICKINSON  DD\DN/151  1783-1786

1 bdle.

Contents:
Papers in Chancery, Thos. Littleton Strangways of Charlton Adam against Henry Parsons of West Camel and Wm. Dickinson of Kingweston, concerning the title to the farm house of Charlton Adam contracted to be sold by the former to the latter, arising out of doubts as to validity of title and the legitimacy of the vendor, the allegation being that his father had secretly married a servant in his mother's lifetime.
Documents include cases, copy bills, draft answers, pedigrees of Strangways from c.1500 and an abstract of title, 1639-1783.

HODGES OF CHARLTON ADAM  DD\DN/152  1759, 1794

2 docts.

Contents:
Case relating to title to estates, 1794, and probate of will of Henry H. of Charlton Adam, yeo., 1758, pr.1759.

FISHER OF SOMERTON  DD\DN/153  1783-1785

18 docts.

Contents:
Case relating to the inheritance of former Fisher property, involving John Barnard, son of Jane B. [niece of John Fisher] and Joseph Gill, husb. of Jane G. [another child of Jane Barnard]; copy will of Jas. Fisher, 1742, pr.1745, and will with admon de bonis non of John Fisher, 1752, ad.1784, both of Somerton Erleigh, gent.

FRY OF MARTOCK  DD\DN/154  1675-1700

14 docts.

Contents:
Brief, interrogatories, order, bond, etc., involving the indebtedness of the Fry family [originally incurred c.1666]; inventory of John Fry of Witcombe in Martock, 1694. [documents in poor condition].

MISCELLANEOUS LITIGATION  DD\DN/155  1579-1850

6 docts.

Contents:
Loose, unconnected items, generally in poor condition: order pursuant to bill in Exchequer relating to estate of Richard Vickris, decd., with references to capital messuage in Chew, the manor of Congresbury and various properties in Bristol, 1705; bill of complaint to the Queen's Council in the Marches of Wales of David Madocke of ?Denbigh against John Price and his w., Margaret, relating to unlawful detention of cattle, with answer, 1579; affirmation of Mary Rawlinson [a quaker] of Liverpool relating to South Sea annuity bequeathed under will of Geo. Oldner [see DD/DN 148 above], 1771 and associated assignment, 1773; schedule of live and dead stock distrained for debt upon farm in Finchley, Middlesex, 1751; printed case upon appeal in the Lords for Frances Geils, dau. of Chas. Dickinson of Shinfield, Berks., 1850.

[MOIETIES OF THE] MANORS OF CHARLTON MACKRELL AND CARY FITZPAINE IN CHARLTON MACKRELL.  DD\DN/156  1610-1719

17 docts.

Contents:
Draft court books (3 vols.), 1610-14, 1626-39, 1653-76 (Charlton Mackrell), -1719 (Cary Fitzpaine); surveys, 1616 (Cary Fitzpaine), 1626 (Charlton Mackrell), both fairly detailed, distinguishing lease from copyhold and giving date of original grant, property description and names and ages of lives; various briefer particulars and valuations, dated and undated, c.1625-87, and brief rentals, 1613, 1648-54.
Two stray papers relate to the manor of East Charlton or Charlton Adam, one being a valuation, n.d., c.1630, and the other a brief survey distinguishing properties in tenants' hands from those in possession, n.d., c.1700

MANOR OF KINGWESTON  DD\DN/157  1756

1 doct.

Contents:
Jurors' presentment.

DICKINSON ESTATES  DD\DN/158  1830, c.1835

2 vols.

Contents:
Particular and valuation of Wm. Dickinson's estates in Kingweston, Charlton Adam, Charlton Mackrell, East Lydford, Castle Cary, Butleigh, Glastonbury and Congresbury, giving map references, field names, state of cultivation, acreages, individual valuations and occasional comments on state of premises and cultivation.
Particular of Wm. Dickinson's estates in parishes as above, adding Babcary, Baltonsborough and Barton St. David, Keinton Mandeville, Lympsham and Mark and omitting Congresbury, giving field names, acreages, state of cultivation and similar map references. (W/M 1833; Wm. Dickinson d.1837)

BUTLEIGH AND GLASTONBURY  DD\DN/159  n.d., post 1759

1 doct.

Supplementary information: Fully catalogued in office typescript Catalogue of Maps

Contents:
Map of South Moor

CHARLTON MACKRELL  DD\DN/160  1757

1 doct.

Supplementary information: Fully catalogued in office typescript Catalogue of Maps

Contents:
Map of the manor

Map of Batch Farm, Lympsham  DD\DN/161  1758

1 doct.

Supplementary information: Fully catalogued in office typescript Catalogue of Maps

LYMPSHAM  DD\DN/162  1803

1 vol.

Contents:
Book of reference to Wm. Brown's map of the parish [stored elsewhere in S.R.O. under ref. DD/S/GEO]; gives names of fields and proprietors and state of cultivation.

KING'S SEDGEMOOR  DD\DN/163  n.d., c.1780

1 doct.

Contents:
Richard Locke's plan for the division of the moor, with inset containing his estimates for draining, making new cuts and the additional expense of making the cuts navigable.

MARK  DD\DN/164  1780

1 doct.

Contents:
Map of Mark Moor before enclosure; drawing of postmill in title.

MISCELLANEOUS MAPS  DD\DN/165  n.d., 19th cent

21 docts.

Contents:
Misc. maps and plans on tracing paper, generally roughly executed, having little detail and being undated, but including a plan of an estate in Lympsham, 1855, and a rough sketch of old trackways, extending over most of Somerset south of the ridge of Mendip, marking also encampments, Roman sites, etc. Includes elevation of ?Kingweston House.

SALE CATALOGUES  DD\DN/166  1866-1905

3 docts.

Contents:
Sale catalogue [with map] for the manor of Horsey in Bridgwater, including farms called Hawkers, Coxpitt, Boards, Little Sydenham and Horsey Manor, 1867; maps only of estates for sale in Glastonbury, West Pennard and Baltonsborough, 1866, and of Greenhill Farm in Baltonsborough, 1905.

KINGWESTON  DD\DN/167  1746, 1801, n.d

4 docts.

Contents:
Misc. papers, found loose, including contract for redemption of land tax on the rectory, 1801.

BALTONSBOROUGH  DD\DN/168  1627, c.1710-1789

1 bdle.

Contents:
Papers of Caleb Dickinson relating to parish business, largely relating to roads and rating, mainly in the period 1778-81.
Documents include: survey of the manor, copied 1768 from an earlier undated survey of c.1710, giving names of tenants and fields, with individual valuations, and a similar undated survey of c.1760; copies of land tax assessments, 1778, 1779, 1789; copy poor rate, 1778; rule for the surveyor to collect the composition in lieu of statute duty, 1778, giving names of proprietors, their tenants and two valuation figures; Caleb Dickinson's advice on the possible assessment of the commons in North Wood and South Wood to rates and land tax and other papers on the same subject, 1778; case for counsel's opinion concerning the possible widening of two horse bridges [Wallyers Bridge and the nearby bridge over the millstream] over the R. Brue between Baltonsborough and Butleigh [hints of opposition on the ground that the parish was not a corn parish and that it would have the burden of repair of roads damaged by others' waggons], with vestry order for building a new bridge over the millstream and the placing of a bar to allow a toll to be charged on outsiders, 1779; request for appointment of salaried assistant surveyor, 1781; papers relating to land called Honey Meads, 1747-67, including sketch plan, 1759, which also has an elevation of Barton [St. David] Mill and a drawing of the nearby [Tootle] Bridge; copy of Butleigh glebe terrier, 1627; parish apprenticeship indenture, 1754.

CHARLTON MACKRELL & CHARLTON ADAM  DD\DN/169  1774-1805

1 bdle.

Contents:
Particulars, valuations, correspondence, etc., principally relating to Tucks Cary Farm, purchased by Dickinson in 1803; some notes on condition of land and some valuations of timber, 1802-4; printed sale catalogue, 1802. (See DD/DN 46)
Interesting letter, dated 13 Sept. 1802, referring to rights of a reversionary lessee to add or exchange lives when existing lease ends.

CHARLTON MACKRELL & CHARLTON ADAM  DD\DN/170  1799-1806

1 bdle

Contents:
Estate particulars, valuations and correspondence, including: timber valuations, 1801-05; references to enclosure business and exchanges, including commissioner's order relating to the sowing of lent corn in the fields to be enclosed, Jan. 1805; list of unenclosed lands by fields and proprietors, 1802; printed sale catalogue for the manors of Charlton Mackrell and Lytes Cary, the manor, capital messuage and farm of Maperton and a farm at Milton in Martock, 1800; copy rate on Kingsdon, Charlton and Somerton for deepening a stretch of the R. Cary, 1801. (See DD/DN 35 et seq above.)

CHARTON MACKRELL & CHARLTON ADAM  DD\DN/171  1799-1811

1 bdle.

Contents:
A bundle similar in general content to DD/DN 170, containing particulars and valuations of estates and timber, correspondence about the enclosure and other correspondence, etc., about property to be purchased and leases granted.

CHARLTON MACKRELL & CHARLTON ADAM  DD\DN/172  1805

1 bdle.

Contents:
Corresp. to Wm. Dickinson and some draft replies relating to enclosure business, exchanges and acquisitions of property.

CHARLTON MACKRELL & CHARLTON ADAM  DD\DN/173  1805-1806

1 bdle.

Contents:
A similar bundle of correspondence and draft replies on estate, enclosure and exchange matters.

CHARLTON MACKRELL & CHARLTON ADAM  DD\DN/174  1788, 1803

2 docts.

Contents:
Assignment of lease, 1788, and print of Enclosure Act, 1803.

GLASTONBURY  DD\DN/175  c.1715

1 vol.

Contents:
Notebook containing: copy of detailed assessment upon Edgarley tithing giving names, acreages and valuations of all fields under individual properties, 1689; division of the 100 into 4 roughly equal limits and the share of each towards a general rate, 1572/3; apportionment of sum charged to be raised on Somerset over all the hundreds in the county, 1689; division of assessment upon the hundred for repairing Keynsham Bridge, 1685, Landacre Bridge in Withypool, 1681, and Avon Bridge in Newton St. Loe and Twerton, 1706; order relating to the apportionment of lands and chief rents of the 'new improved' lands between the tithings of Glaston, Edgarley, Butleigh and Street, 1651; rate on Norwood Park [in Glastonbury], with acreages given for each landholder, 1707; West Pennard poor rate, 1698; list of hundred constables, 1684-1716; notes of three new bridges built, 1694-1702; house and window tax for Edgarley tithing, 1707; copy will of David West of West Pennard, husb., 1644; occasional remedies at front and back.

GLASTONBURY, ETC.  DD\DN/176  1670-1818

1 bdle.

Contents:
Papers, corresp., sketch plan, etc., relating to Caleb Dickinson's purchase from Hamilton, 1759, and other associated papers, largely accumulated in the next five years, possibly in connection with an appeal against the assessment of the former Hamilton property. (See DD/DN 89)
The documents include: copies or duplicates of land tax assessments for Edgarley tithing for 20 scattered years between 1690 and 1764, and for Glaston town, 1704, 1759, 1760, 1764; print of Act for enclosing Glastonbury commons, 1721-22; rough sketch map as in DD/DN 160; Butleigh poor rate, 1749, extracts from rates relating to South Moor grounds, 1673-90, scheme for taking apprentices, 1772, and perambulation, 1679; another copy of the 1651 order as in DD/DN 175 with a diagrammatic description of the same made in 1714 and a copy letter of 1779 on the same subject [see also DD/DN 180 below].
There are also very occasional letters of a later date, and one letter from John Anderdon in Ilchester Gaol to the Friends of Long Sutton, 1670, and two epistles to Friends by Mary Anderdon from Exeter Gaol, 1662.

GLASTONBURY  DD\DN/177  1722-1789

3 vols.

Contents:
Copy rates, 1722 (for meeting enclosure expenses), 1743, 1789 (poor rates); all are in form of fairly detailed surveys, giving field names, acreages and individual valuations.

GLASTONBURY & BUTLEIGH  DD\DN/178  1760-1776

2 vols.

Contents:
Tenants' rentals for lands in South Moor from the time of the purchase from Hamilton.

GLASTONBURY  DD\DN/179  1780-1782

15 docts.

Contents:
Small bundle of letters and papers, including rough sketch plans of the enclosure of Kennard Moor, 1781, draft appeals against irregularity of overseers' accounts, 1780-81, and letters or drafts from Caleb to Wm. Dickinson about the purchase of fee farm rent out of Aller Moor.

GLASTONBURY & BUTLEIGH  DD\DN/180  1672-1765

3 docts.

Contents:
Misc. docts., found loose, comprising: letter to Caleb D. about title deeds to Grenville estate at Butleigh, 1765; copy of Glastonbury charter, 1705; and copy, made 1767, of order in Exchequer, 1672, concerning South Moor alias Alder Moor in Butleigh and its proposed enclosure in an action brought by the representatives of the freeholders and commoners, reciting back the legal history of the common to 1617.

EAST LYDFORD  DD\DN/181  1672-1769

1 bdle.

Contents:
A fragile bundle of estate papers, including accounts between Caleb Dickinson and his tenant farmer, 1757-69, copy glebe terrier, 1672, valuations or particulars of grass and after grass and other valuations, probably to be linked with purchases as in DD/DN 100-102 above, copy vestry order concerning road indicted, 1754, and two copy conveyances by C.D. relating to the manor of Meare and land in West Bradley, both 1760.

EAST LYDFORD  DD\DN/182  1763

1 vol.

Contents:
A rough field book for land surveying done by Edward Dore of Keevil, Wilts., for Caleb Dickinson, being the basis for the maps as in DD/DN 100 above.

EAST LYDFORD  DD\DN/183  1745-1793

c12 docts.

Contents:
Misc. estate papers, including poor rate, post 1761, particular and valuation of East Lydford Farm, 1776, 1793, and of Hy. Scrase's estate, 1746, tenancy agreement, 1793, and plan for revision of land tax assessment, 1781.

LYMPSHAM  DD\DN/184  1746-1800

4 items

Contents:
Accounts between Caleb and Wm. Dickinson and their tenants of rents received and allowances for rates, taxes, repairs, ditching.

LYMPSHAM  DD\DN/185  1689-1763

3 bundles

Contents:
Particulars of estates, notes on valuation and information on acquisition relating to Prankard property, copies of rates and land tax assessments, 1689, 1715, 1735-50 (8 years in all), and tenants' disbursements, 1739-58, all presumably accumulated by Caleb Dickinson upon the death of his father-in-law Graffin Prankard.
Apprenticeship indenture, 1753, endorsed with note about glass broken in chariot, 1763.

LYMPSHAM  DD\DN/186  1715-1760

1 bdle.

Contents:
A similar bundle to the last, containing draft agreements with tenants, particulars, valuations, identification of estates, ground plan and elevation of house, 1759, with estimates for building a dairy.
Copy will of Graffin Prankard of Bristol, 1756.

LYMPSHAM  DD\DN/187  1750-1802

1 bdle.

Contents:
Papers relating to tenancy of Dickinson estates, including particulars, valuations and tenancy agreement.
Prints of Lympsham Enclosure Act, 1799, and Axe Drainage Act, 1802.

CONGRESBURY  DD\DN/188  1780-1790

c5 docts.

Contents:
Tenancy papers: agreement, disbursements, correspondence with tenant farmer.

FLATHOLM LIGHTHOUSE  DD\DN/189  1744-1753, 1819

7 docts.

Contents:
Agreement for purchase of moiety of lighthouse, 1753, and copy accounts, 1744-53; agreement for the improvement and future control of the light between Wm. Dickinson and others and the Corporation of Trinity House, 1819, reciting back to the original construction of 1737. [Frequent references to lighthouse business will be found in DD/DN 201 et seq].

SOMERTON  DD\DN/190  1739-1756

1 bdle.

Contents:
Accounts of partnership between Graffin Prankard and Saml. Bown in respect of their malting and farming business; sales, purchases or valuations of live and dead stock (sheep, cattle, wheat, malt, etc.).

KINGS SEDGEMOOR  DD\DN/191  ?1787

1 vol.

Contents:
Vol. containing translation of inquisition relating to ownership of soil, 1281-82, division of the moor, temp. Charles I, notes and copy deed relating to abortive Bill of 1775, and notice of meeting with a view to enclosure, 1787 (11 pp. in all).

NORTH PERROTT  DD\DN/192  1803

1 doct.

Contents:
Print of enclosure act.

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS  DD\DN/193  1793-1802

1 bdle.

Contents:
A misc. bundle of generally fragile estate bills and vouchers.

CLIFTON (GLOUCESTERSHIRE)  DD\DN/194  18th-19th cents

1 bdle.

Contents:
Generally fragile, papers not fit for examination, including two undated plans of small pieces of land and a sale catalogue, with plan, of land to be sold [near the Whiteladies Turnpike], 1828

JONATHAN DICKINSON  DD\DN/195  1716

1 doc

Contents:
Letter from J.D. from Philadelphia, to Ezekiel Gomersall of London, merchant, addressed as 'brother'. (Probably the Jonathan Dickinson whose will is dated 1722 in DD/DN 143.)

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc  DD\DN/196  1736

13 docs

Contents:
Four from West Indies; remainder mainly from London or brothers, Ezekiel and Vickris Dickinson.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc  DD\DN/197  1737-1738

29 docs

Contents:
Contents similar to DD/DN 196; three from W.Indies, including accounts of sale of castile soap, with names of about 40 purchasers; accounts of sales of sugar with names of ships, shippers and captains involved.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc  DD\DN/198  1738-1739

45 docs

Contents:
Some letters from his father-in-law, Graffin Prankard, while C.D. was in London; account of sales of sugar, copper, etc., and invoice of goods shipped to Barton Isles plantation.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/199  1739-1740

120 docs

Contents:
Mainly business and financial correspondence, principally from London, but including ten from Amsterdam, five from St. Petersburg, one from Virginia (from cousin Thos. Dickinson) and one from the W. Indies. Other home correspondents include his two brothers, his uncle, Thos. Bishop Vickris, and Captain Nath. Alloway.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/200  1740-1741

c130 docs

Contents:
Including ten from St. Petersburg, five from Amsterdam, one from Charlestown and two reports from St. Sebastian by Capt. Nath. Alloway after his capture by a Spanish privateer.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/201  1744-1745

c82 docs

Contents:
First references to Flat Holm lighthouse in this year; account of fustic received from Jamaica, March, purchase of share in privateer, July, insurance of ship carrying negroes to America from Africa, August, statement of accounts for purchase of Kingweston estate, September, references to recapture of the Baltic Merchant and claim for recovery, November-January.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/202  1745-1746

c83 docs

Contents:
One from Philadelphia; insurance policy on the Rover, privateer, and letters from Alexander Hoskins about the same subject throughout the year from May onwards; request for information on suspected persons from Earl Poulet, September.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/203  1746-1747

c112 docs

Contents:
One from Virginia; account of live and dead stock sold in distraint for rent upon East Lydford estate, September, inventory of household goods of C.D. removed from Castle Green to the Square [?St. James Square] Bristol, 1746; bill for clothes supplied by Henry Riesenbech.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/204  1747

c52 docs

Contents:
Includes several bills from coachmaker, 1740-47; lists of voters for the city of Wells in Bristol; bill for clothes; expenses in London.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/205  1747-1748

c166 docs

Contents:
Various bills, including tailors, saddler, coachman, footman, coachmaker; letters about insurance of cargoes from Jamaica and about shipments of sugar and rum; list of underwriters in Bristol, August; accounts of groceries bought for Kingweston, September; certificate of sailing in convoy, December.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/206  1748-1749

c179 docs

Contents:
Two letters from Jamaica; disbursements at East Lydford Farm and wages paid, April; July; sales of sugar from Jamaica; lengthy bills for medicine supplies for Master Francis Dickinson, May; apothecary's bill, 1745-48, July; letters about insurance of cargoes from Jamaica, July, August, February; and sales on arrival, November; provisions shipped at, November; expenses to, at or in London, December; John Brice, rector of Greinton 'near Piper's Inn', seeking next presentation to Kingweston, April.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/207  1749-1750

c186 docs

Contents:
Two letters from Jamaica and one from Virginia; bills for work done at East Lydford; sales of cargoes from Jamaica; bill for medicine sent to Jamaica, June; coachmaker's bill, July.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/208  1750-1751

c174 docs

Contents:
Two from Jamaica and four from Virginia; lengthy tailor's bill, May.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/209  1752

c185 docs

Contents:
Insurance policy on cargo from Jamaica, January; disbursements at Babcary and Congresbury estates; tailor's bill, May; some letters in December as in DD/DN 210.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/210  1752-1753

c19 docs

Contents:
From John Hippisley Coxe of Ston Easton, the Hon. Charles Berkeley of Bruton and John Periam, all relating to the promotion of the Shepton Mallet and Ilchester Turnpike Bill.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/211  1755

c135 docs

Contents:
Letter from coachmaker about making a chaise, Sept.; letters, from October, about his voyage to the W. Indies, including some letters from Admiral Thomas Smith.

CALEB DICKINSON AND HIS WIFE letters, etc  DD\DN/212  1756

c30 docs

Contents:
13 letters in January to C.D. before his departure to the W. Indies and 17 letters to Mrs. Dickinson during his absence, mainly from Ezekiel and Vickris Dickinson and relating to tenancy matters at Kingweston.

MRS. DICKINSON letters  DD\DN/213  1757

19 docs

Contents:
Letters received during absence of C.D. in Jamaica, Jan.-August, largely relating to the question of the presentation to the vacant living at Kingweston.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc  DD\DN/214  1757

c66 docs


Related information: See T/PH/brc 1 for a xerox copy of Caleb Dickinson's letter book, Aug. 1757-Sept. 1758

Contents:
Two letters from Philadelphia and one from Virginia after the death of Jonathan Dickinson; offer by Wm. Davis of Corsham, Wilts., to go as apothecary to Jamaica, Oct.; Flat Holm lighthouse accounts, 1755, 1756.
[Letters dated between August and December, after his return to England]

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc  DD\DN/215  1758

c47 docs

Contents:
Letters survive for October to December only. One from Philadelphia; several letters from son William at school [?Westminster] and from his tutor, John Jones, including half-yearly account; account of sale of sugar on a ship from Jamaica re-taken by men of war, December; lengthy bill from Riesenbeck, tailor, December.

CALEB DICKINSON letters  DD\DN/216  1758

6 docs

Contents:
Duplicates of six letters from Jamaica, dated between May and November.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc  DD\DN/217  1759

131 docs

Contents:
Occasional letters from John Jones, as in DD/DN 215, and ½ yearly account for Wm. Dickinson, Jan.-May; account of goods shipped to Jamaica, January, November; draft petition to the Postmaster General about delays and shortcomings in postal deliveries to Somerton.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc  DD\DN/218  1760

126 docs

Contents:
Accounts of sales of cargoes from Jamaica, valuation of estates there, 10 letters from there and invoices of goods shipped for there; letters from John Jones and son, Wm. Dickinson, tailor's bill, November; one letter from Philadelphia; lighthouse accounts; references to insurrections in letters from Jamaica.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/219  1762

98 docs

Contents:
Copy letter from nephew and namesake from Jamaica

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/220  1764

102 docs

Contents:
Flat Holm lighthouse account, 1763; some letters from son, William, in London, acting as his business representative.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/221  1765

87 docs

Contents:
Some letters from son, William, in Edinburgh, ?at the University, from October onwards; full report from Jamaica of work done on plantations, November.
Between September and December, Caleb Dickinson and his wife travelled from Kingweston to Edinburgh and back via London and there are occasional references to their movements, letters of introduction, etc., en route.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/222  1766

115 docs

Contents:
Report on plantations from Jamaica, Feb.; his arguments for not taking an apprentice for his land in Glastonbury, June; very few letters from son in Edinburgh; death of wife referred to, July.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/223  1767

107 docs

Contents:
Letter from New Jersey, Dec.; list of supplies for the Barton Plantation, Aug.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc  DD\DN/224  1768

85 docs

Contents:
Part year, Jan.-July only; one letter from Jamaica, March; note from son, William, that he was going to hear Wilkes declare himself a candidate for the county of Middlesex, March.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc  DD\DN/225  1772

83 docs

Contents:
Part year only, July-December; some addressed to son, William.

CALEB DICKINSON, letters, etc.  DD\DN/226  1773

114 docs

Contents:
Some addressed to son, William; one letter from Jamaica, July.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/227  1774, 1776

4 docs

Contents:
Three loose letters and a sketch plan of the village of Clifton with alternative schemes for new roads between the village and the 'White Ladies New Road'.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/228  1778

47 docs

Contents:
Part year only, Jan.-July; some to son William; report on conditions in S. Carolina, April.

CALEB DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/229  1777-1780

1 bundle

Contents:
Papers and correspondence as trustee of the marriage settlement of his brother Vickris and the attempts to make the latter complete it, mainly 1780, and claims made by Vickris relating to methods of accounting for the W. Indian property and other matters arising out of the physical division of the plantations between the three brothers, from 1777, with copies from plantation accounts, from c.1755.

CALEB DICKINSON  DD\DN/230  1740

1 vol.

Contents:
Personal diary of a journey from Bristol to Liverpool, Manchester and York, possibly kept by Caleb Dickinson. Impressions of major towns visited.

MRS. DICKINSON  DD\DN/231  1756

1 doc

Contents:
Letter [very fragile] from Caleb Dickinson to his wife from Jamaica.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/232  1763-1771

46 docs

[Poor condition]

Contents:
Some copy out-letters included; some addressed to his father.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/233  1772, 1773

30 docs

Contents:
One letter from Jamaica; condition of letters not good.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/234  1774

29 docs

Contents:
Letters from Marlow about contributions to public uses [as befitting him as M.P.], Jan.-Feb.; 2 letters from Jamaica, June.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/235  1775

15 docs

[Poor condition]

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/236  1776, 1777

27 docs

[poor condition]

Contents:
Lighthouse business includes a list of ships sailing from Bristol in government service, June 1777

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/237  1778

54 docs

Contents:
One letter from Jamaica and one from Calcutta.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/238  1779

78 docs

[Poor condition]

Contents:
One letter from Jamaica, October; minutes of general meeting and abstract of balances of the Brass Battery Wire and Copper Co. of Bristol, August.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/239  1780

39 docs

[Poor condition]

Contents:
One letter from Jamaica, July; two letters from Edward B. Greene seeking support as a prospective candidate for parliamentary election at Horsham, December.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/240  1781

65 docs

[Very poor condition]

Contents:
Three letters from Jamaica, April-June

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/241  1782

116 docs

Contents:
In two chronolog. bundles: Jan-Aug.(72); Sept.-Dec.(33); the earlier bundle includes four from John Acland, M.P., with some references to parliamentary affairs; letter from General James Murray referring to the impending inquiry [his court martial] about the loss of Minorca; several letters from cousin, Charles Dickinson, from Berlin, atc. on the Continent; the later bundle is very fragile, but includes one letter from Acland.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/242  1783

100 docs

[Poor condition]

Contents:
Further letters from John Acland and Charles Dickinson, as in DD/DN 241; the former includes comments on the building alterations at Kingweston, Oct., and a reference to Pitt as a 'stripling', when made Prime Minister, November; letter from the architect, Henry Holland, jun., about the Kingweston building, October. (Letter repaired and stored separately.)

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/243  1784

80 docs

Contents:
One letter from Charles Dickinson, April; lighthouse accounts, 1783.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/244  1785

54 docs

Contents:
A mixed bundle comprising letters, etc., received Jan-May 1785 (42 docts.), plus stray items, 1753-99 (12 docts.) including some Fuller items [see DD/DN 486 et seq below] and three relating to Hans Sloane upon the death of Stephen Fuller [father-in-law of Sloane and Wm. Dickinson] [bundle now repaired].

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/245  1785

38 docs

Contents:
Letters [found loose], largely a continuation of DD/DN 244.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/246  1786

36 docs

Contents:
Part year, Jan.-April only [letters now repaired]; several from T.P. Lamb from Rye [for which constituency Wm.D. was M.P.].

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/247  1786

58 docs

[Poor condition]

Contents:
Part year only, Sept.-Dec.; further letters from T.P. and T. Lamb.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/248  1786

21 docs

Contents:
18 letters from Samuel Heal of Bridgwater and 2 from Abraham Chaplin of Taunton reporting on progress of building works at Kingweston House.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/249  1787

22 docs

Contents:
Further letters from Heal and Chaplin and others on the same subject as DD/DN 248.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/250  1787

76 docs

Contents:
Includes further letters from T.P. and T. Lamb.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/251  1787

35 docs

Contents:
Letters found loose, mainly for Nov.-Dec. [being the months largely missing from DD/DN 250]

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/252, 253  1788

142 docs

Contents:
Two chronological bundles, Jan.-June, July-Dec.; report on the Barton Isles plantations, May; occasional references to Kingweston building noticed, June; letter from son, William, at Westminster School and another from Dean Jackson of Christ Church, Oxford, about latter's admission to that college.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/254-256  1789

135 docs

Contents:
Three chronological bundles, April-August, Sept.-Oct., Nov.-Dec.; letter from Dr. Richard Brocklesby, Aug. [see D.N.B.; his mother was an Alloway of Minehead]; letters from Thos. Rothley and Lord Mountstuart about leadmining prospects on Flat Holm, Sept.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/257-260  1790

200 docs

Contents:
Four chronological bdles., Jan.-Apr., May-June, July-Sept., Oct.-Dec.; two letters from his son at Oxford about his extravagances and his studies, Jan.-Feb.; 8 from Dr. Brocklesby; folder of letters and drafts of his out-letters about his rejection as Member for Rye, June; one from Earl of Guilford [Lord North] referring to his wish not to be sheriff, Oct.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/261-262  1791

120 docs

Contents:
Two chronological bdles., Jan.-June; July-Dec.; lengthy letter from Caleb Dickinson concerning treatment of slaves, with proposals for their encouragement, April; letters from May onwards about building developments at Clifton ('there is an immoderate rage for building here', May; 'the people all seem to be seized with a building frenzy, but I do not think it will be of long continuance' June; 'schemes for building near 3,000 houses', May; 'the rage for building prevails', July; 'the rage for building seems to be nearly over', Sept.); letter from Dr. Brocklesby, July.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/263-265  1792

157 docs

Contents:
Three chronological bdles., Jan.-June, July-Oct., Nov.-Dec.; letters from Eton about son's lodging arrangements, Aug.-Dec.; letters from Hans Sloane and H.Hippisley Coxe, Aug.-Sept., about filling the vacant county seat in Parliament, sought by both Coxe [returned] and Dickinson; letter from Dr.Brocklesby, Nov.; letter from Rev. Charles Barker about son's debts at Oxford, Dec.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/266  1793

1 bundle

[Very fragile - not examined]

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/267-268  1794

2 bundles

[Two fragile bdles.; not examined]

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/269  1800, 1802, 1804

3 bundles

Fragile

Contents:
[Three fragile bdles.; not examined; some are definitely addressed to W.D., sen., and some to W.D., jun. Many do not differentiate and as both were Members of Parliament the correspondence cannot be distinguished without detailed examination, which the present condition of the documents does not permit].

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/270  1806

65 docs

Contents:
Mainly March-May and probably all or most addressed to Wm.Dickinson, sen., then living in Upper Harley Street, London; one from Lord Glastonbury relating to the current political situation, June 1805; estimates for making a new carriage, March; draft letter from 'my father' [sc. Wm.D., sen.] to the magistrates of the Wincanton division concerning a more convenient meeting place for the transaction of business for parishes in the western part of Catsash Hundred; several letters from Wm.Peddle from Kingweston relating to estate and farm management affairs, including stock prices, April-May.
Copy of Monthly Magazine with obituary notice (p.81).
Wm.Dickinson, sen., was buried in early June.

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/271  1780-1783

65 docs

Contents:
Almost entirely from his uncle, Ezekiel Dickinson, and relating to their Jamaican estates, with some original and copies of other letters from agents in Jamaica. [Condition, generally whole, but weak]

WILLIAM DICKINSON letters, etc.  DD\DN/272  1800-1806

37 docs

Contents:
A miscellaneous bundle of letters and papers, generally on estate matters; there are several references to the Axe Drainage, work to be done in relation to Dickinson property, objections to rating, etc. [Lympsham estates involved] 1803-4; printed regulations for government of Ilchester gaol, 1805; Letter from Wyndham Goodden, 1805, relating to county representation in Parliament and suggesting opposition to Dickinson for his connection with the ministry.

WILLIAM DICKINSON  DD\DN/273  1803

11 docs

Contents:
Misc. bills and vouchers [found loose], including coachmaker's bill.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II letters, etc.  DD\DN/274  1795-1799

33 docs

Contents:
Letters [in poor condition] addressed to him, with drafts of his letters, mainly as legal adviser and trustee of a Mrs.Penton of Wimpole Street.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II letters, etc.  DD\DN/275  1804

24 docs

Contents:
Letters from his wife, Sophia, including '1st letter and only one before marriage', 1803.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II letters, etc.  DD\DN/276  1804

1 bundle

Fragile and not fit for detailed examination

Contents:
Including reference to his withdrawal from nomination as Chairman of Quarter Sessions and some addressed to him at the Admiralty.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II letters, etc.  DD\DN/277  1805

1 bundle

Fragile and not fit for detailed examination

Contents:
Including items as in 276.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II letters, etc.  DD\DN/278  1807

63 docs

Contents:
Correspondence mainly of a local and estate nature, including several letters from J.Wollen of Wedmore, ?estate agent, and others from Wm.Peddle from Kingweston on local and farm management business.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II letters, etc.  DD\DN/279  1808

1 bundle

Fragile and not fit for detailed examination

Contents:
Including a number relating to business as mediator in a quarrel over game at Chewton Mendip involving a Captain Gee of Greendown Cottage.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II letters, etc.  DD\DN/280  1809,1811

28 docs

Contents:
Mainly local and estate affairs, including advice to sell the Weston Zoyland property and an undated (W/M 1806) list of poor gaining settlement in Charlton Mackrell since 1790; the bulk of the letters belong to 1811, are in poor condition and relate to the purchase of an estate from Whitelock.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II letters  DD\DN/281  1812-1816

84 docs

Contents:
Letters, etc., generally of local or estate and farm management significance. There are references in 1813-14 to his zeal in agricultural improvements, purchase of a threshing machine, sale of merino wool, purchase of a new plough from Scotland and a bill for seed; letters, 1814, from the Rev. R.Ford about the maintenance of the poor in Charlton Mackrell; Gapper's plans of crop rotation for 10 years, with diagrams.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II letters, etc.  DD\DN/282  1819-1829

136 docs

Contents:
Two letters from Geo.Sheppard of Frome [clothier] relating to making cloth from Dickinson's merino wool and letters from Toller [?as under sheriff] and Broderip [?as agent] relating to settlement of [?1818] election expenses, 1819; reference in July 1821 letter to the 'magnificent spectacle' of the coronation and the 'contemptible' attempt of Her Majesty; repair of bridges on Frome turnpike roads, Oct.1821; letter from H.Hunt demanding public statement of sums received by W.D. out of taxation since becoming an M.P., and another letter about relieving the oppressive taxation of the landed interest, both Jan.1823; lengthy bill for vegetable seeds, 1823; letter from E.Goodenough, headmaster of Westminster, previous to son's [Francis] attendance as pupil, June 1824; the small 1828 bundle includes several printed prospectuses, appeals, letters, etc., relating to medical matters.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II letters, etc.  DD\DN/283  1835-1836

1 bundle

A fragile bundle, not fit for detailed examination

Contents:
All addressed to him while abroad, chiefly in Naples, during the last year of his life.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II papers  DD\DN/284  1797-1807

c30 docs

Contents:
Papers and correspondence accumulated as a Member of Parliament, including copies of speeches, debates and ?answers to questions, on the subjects of Ireland (principally), taxation, the slave carrying bill, newspaper bill, peace, payment of placemen, etc., 1797-8 [speakers named include Lord Moira, Lord Frederick Cavendish and Sheridon on Ireland].
Notes on the proceedings against Lord Melville and the indemnification of Trotter to make him a witness [irregularities in Treasury: see Oxford History pp. 418-9].
Letters and papers in support of the repeal of the Act 47 Geo. 3 c. 75 for suspending the Curates' Act of 1796, 1807.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II papers  DD\DN/285  1821-1822

c60 docs

Contents:
Letters, papers, observations, evidence, accumulated by him initially as promoter of a Sewers Bill and subsequently, after its withdrawal, as chairman of the Select Committee on the laws relating to sewers.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II papers  DD\DN/286  1806, 1824-1828

c28 docs.

Contents:
Misc. papers, largely accumulated by his as a member of the House of Commons Committee on County Rates, 1824-26, but including a printed paper relating to E.Indian affairs, 1806, and suggestions for a Bill to ascertain the extent of local note circulation, 1828.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II papers  DD\DN/287  1812-1834

11 docts.

Contents:
Misc. papers relating to Sessions business, including Committee report, 1822, on the state of Ilchester gaol, fees of the Clerk of the Peace on highway indictments, letter about licensing a new inn at Milborne Port, 1823, printed reports on county expenditure, 1834, copies of commissions of the peace, 1820, 1828 (amended by W.D.), and additions under cold seal, 1834.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II  DD\DN/288  c.1815

1 vol.

Contents:
Notebook containing a state of Sexey's Hospital Charity [to which he had been elected a Visitor in 1809].

WILLIAM DICKINSON II  DD\DN/289  1824-1825

c56 docs

Contents:
Letters received and drafts of outgoing letters, mainly on local official business, including the E.Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry, in which he was Lieutenant Colonel, requests for patronage, Ilchester gaol, draft of his letter offering himself for re-election.
Printed notice relating to Wells races, with appeal for subscription.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II  DD\DN/290  1831

6 docs

Contents:
Correspondence with T.S.Horner of Mells about the Bruton Turnpike Bill [which the latter opposed].

WILLIAM DICKINSON II  DD\DN/291  1834-1835

4 docs

Contents:
Letters from Henry Hobhouse on the memorial to John Phelips [as Chairman of Quarter Sessions] to be placed in the cathedral and other sessions business.

WILLIAM DICKINSON II  DD\DN/292  1799-1837

1 bundle

Contents:
Bundles of bills, vouchers, letters acknowledging payments, etc., in chronological arrangement, generally relating to his personal expenditure, largely post 1825 [condition not good]; bank pass-books, 1799-1807, 1808-15.
School bill (Westminster) in 1827/8 bundle; lengthy bill for repairs to coach in 1833-35 bundle; glazing and general building repairs, 1822-24, in 1828-29 bundle.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/293  1833-1838

c66 docs

Contents:
Personal corresp. and printed papers of a general nature. There are references to his marriage, the death of his father, his unsuccessful candidature for the W.Somerset seat in the 1837 election, including analyses of the total votes for different combinations of candidates and 'plumpers' and printed statements, by parishes, of those voting at Dunster and Williton. Some letters from W. Phelps about the Kingweston entry for his History and one from W.H.Sheppard of Frome referring to the Frome election.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/294  1837-1838

c92 docs

Contents:
Personal corresp. and printed papers, including further letters before and after the 1837 elections, as in DD/DN 293; several letters from T.D.Acland; printed papers relating to the formation of an Association of Jamaica Proprietors and subscription lists for the Bath and Wells Diocesan Church Building Association and the Wiveliscombe Infirmary.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/295  1839-1840

c74 docs

Contents:
Personal corresp. and printed papers of a general nature; references to local and national bodies supported, including printed reports of the National Society [church education] and the Taunton Eye Infirmary, Upper High Street; engraved billhead for Wm.Stansell, sign-painter, Taunton; letters from Archdeacon Brymer and Lord John Thynne, with references to the [diocesan] training school committee.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/296  1839-1840

c57 docs

poor condition

Contents:
Family and personal corresp.; some to and from his brother, Edmund, at Trinity College, Cambridge.

FRANCIS DICKINSON  DD\DN/297  (1839)-1840

c15 docs

Contents:
Corresp., printed papers and accounts, including settlement of accounts with Bennett of Bruton relating to timber sales; engraved billhead, Down, Rood & Co., rug manufacturers, Baltonsborough; printed post office regulations, 1840.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/298  1842

c54 docs

Contents:
Corresp. and printed papers, mainly relating to his interests in education, within and without the diocese. Correspondents include Thynne and Brymer [his fellow trustees of the Wells Theological College], Wm.Gunning, Secretary at the Diocesan Societies' Office, Wells, and J.H.Pinder, principal of the Theological College.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/299  1842

c57 docs

Contents:
Corresp. and printed papers, mainly on church and educational matters, including appeals for donations.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/300  1842

c51 docs

Contents:
Corresp., etc., largely addressed to him in one or other of his official capacities and seeking his support or patronage; letters from Yeovil opposing reduction of duty on imported French kid gloves; printed posters of the Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne Labourers' Friend Society, for the leasing of tolls of the Langport, Somerton and Castle Cary Turnpike and the Glastonbury Annual Show Market. (M.P., J.P., ?Guardian of Langport Union.)

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/301  1842

c53 docs

Contents:
Corresp. and printed papers, including printed regulations of the Wells Theological College, Lord John Thynne's views on the financing of education and the custody of the Bishop; other correspondents include Pinder, Brymer Acland.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/302  1842-1843

c33 docs

Contents:
Corresp., printed papers and drafts, including printed report of the Training College, papers relating to the bishop's incapacity and drafts and printed papers of the Church Building Society.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/303  1842-1843

c35 docs

Contents:
Corresp., etc., as before, including letters from Acland, Brymer, Gunning, Pinder, and one letter from Saml. Wilberforce [later Bishop of Oxford]; letter from Vicar of Berrow about erection of school room and house.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/304  1843

c81 docs

Contents:
Corresp., printed papers and drafts, including letters from Acland, Brymer, Thynne, Samuel and Henry Wilberforce, J.T.Law, special commissary in the diocese, and George Talbot, including reference to his conversion to the catholic faith; church building sub-committee drafts of minutes; Beresford Hope's reasons for voting for the Factories Bill.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/305  1843-1844

c67 docs

Contents:
Corresp., printed papers, etc., relating to matters of the church and education - National Society, Church Building Society, S.P.G., Diocesan Board of Education Training School.
Correspondents include Acland, Brymer, Gunning, Hon. Diocesan Secretary, Hope, Law, Pinder, Thynne, Wilberforce, the bishop of Salisbury and W.Dodsworth. Two letters from Rev. Hay S.Escott, 2nd master at Taunton College School, about the school and his own position, with a printed prospectus. Appeals for donations towards erection of schoolrooms at Pilton, repewing at Berrow and church repairs at Stoke St. Gregory.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/306  1844-1845

c114 docs

Contents:
A similar bundle to DD/DN 305, with same correspondents generally represented; other correspondents include the Rev. [later Archdeacon] A. Grant and the Rev. G.H. Fagan [later rector of Kingweston]; draft minutes and occ. correspondence to him as a committee member of the Cambridge Camden Society and draft minutes of the Training School Committee; appeals on behalf of Othery church, Taunton National Schools and Hambridge School; sketches of church decorations at Somerton; Chedzoy church alterations described.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/307  1844-1845

c56 docs

Contents:
Corresp. largely from or about Jamaican interests, including lengthy letters from his brother Edmund from there and elsewhere in the Caribbean; printed prospectus of the Western Jamaica Railway.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/308  (1844)-1845

c37 docs

Contents:
Corresp., printed papers, etc., including letters from Acland, Brymer, Beresford Hope; Church Building Society papers; letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury and printed proposals for the establishment of a Missionary College upon a site presented by Beresford Hope at Canterbury.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/309  1845

c86 docs

Contents:
Letters, etc., found loose and sorted into a chronological bundle. An undated letter found between loose letters dated 1845 from T.D. Acland to F.H.D. as an M.P. reports that Sanford was to be made a peer.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/310  1846

c41 docs

Contents:
Corresp., printed papers, etc., found loose, almost all relating to the business of the Ecclesiological (late Cambridge Camden) Society, involving F.H.D., certainly as a member of the committee and probably its Hon. Treasurer; printed revised laws of the society.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/311  1847

c175 docs

Contents:
Corresp., printed papers, etc., found loose and placed in this chronological bundle. The letters largely relate to his prospects of nomination for the 1847 election for W.Somerset, his subsequent withdrawal of his candidacy [printed addresses by F.H.D. and T.D. Acland to this effect] and further letters from C.A. and W. Moody about the election; there are also some references to the Cambridge election.
Other correspondents include J.Gray [probably the Kingweston agent and farm manager], (the later) Archdeacon Denison, brother Edmund and Ecclesiological Society members.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/312  1850

c32 docs

Contents:
Letters, found loose, from county notables upon a proposition to purchase Glastonbury Abbey site for 'some useful purpose connected with the Church of England', of which F.H.D. was one of the promoters.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/313  1850-51

c19 docs

Contents:
Draft of a letter, printed version and associated corresp. for a proposed Eastern Christian Friends Association after the 1850 massacre at Aleppo.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/314  1857

c32 docs

Contents:
Papers relating to county bridges and the question of the appointment of a salaried county surveyor, with earlier papers on the same subject, 1846-7.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/315  1847-1853

c23 docs

Contents:
'D' letters: several from (Archdeacon) Denison.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/316  1848-1850

34 docs

Contents:
'D' letters, found loose, including Denison and Dodsworth.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/317  1851-1852

c47 docs

Contents:
'D' letters, the majority from Archdeacon Denison, including notice of his proposed Training College and Middle School at East Brent.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/318  1853

12 papers

Contents:
'D' letters, including Denison.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/319  1853-1855

c50 docs

Contents:
'D' letters, including Denison [condition not good]

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/320  1852-1857

c31 docs

Contents:
'D' letters, found loose, including Denison.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/321  1845-1850

c54 docs

Contents:
'E' letters, including several lengthy letters from brother Edmund in the W.Indies, 1845-46; the majority of the remaining letters are also from him.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/322  1837-1850

17 docs

Contents:
'E' letters, including Edmund, 1847-50, printed papers relating to education, 1838-47, supplement to Somersetshire Gazette, with report on the W.Somerset Conservative dinner after the 1837 election

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/323  1846-1848

c80 docs

Contents:
'E' letters, predominantly Edmund, with a little on education and ecclesiology.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/324  1848-1849

c80 docs

Contents:
'E' letters, found loose; contents as DD/DN 323

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/325  1850(-1851)

c54 docs

Contents:
'E' letters, predominantly Edmund, with a little education.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/326  1851(-1852)

c53 docs

Contents:
'E' letters; contents as DD/DN 325

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/327  1852

c81 docs

Contents:
'E' letters, including Edmund, ecclesiology and (Sir) Arthur Hallam Elton, with his printed address to the Liberal electors of East Somerset after his election defeat, and other references to the same election

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/328  1853

c52 docs

Contents:
'E' letters, including Edmund, the Dean of Ely, ecclesiology [with proofs of the Ecclesiologist] and prospectus and map of the Universal Electric Telegraph Co.

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/329  1854

c62 docs

Contents:
'E' letters; contents generally as DD/DN 328

FRANCIS H.DICKINSON  DD\DN/330  1854-1855

c83 docs

Contents:
'E' letters; contents generally as DD/DN 328; a little education.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/331  1856

c 78 docs

Contents:
'E' letters, found loose; predominantly Edmund; a little education and ecclesiology.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/332  1857-1858

c 88 docs

Contents:
'E' letters, found loose; Edmund and ecclesiology.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/333  1845-1850

c 86 docs

Contents:
'F' letters including many from the Rev. G.H. Fagan of the S.P.G., rector of Kingweston from 1849, 2 from E.A. Freeman, several from daughter Fanny (as a child), Lord Fielding's printed address as a candidate to represent Cambridge University, 1847, Sylvanus Fox advocating the abolition of the death penalty, 1846, Fox Bros. opposing the restriction on hours to be worked by women and children and a printed address of the Factory Delegates in support of the Ten Hours' Bill, 1846.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/334  1849-1853

4 docs

Contents:
'F' letters.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/335  1850(-1851)

c 35 docs

Contents:
'F' letters, predominantly Fagan

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/336  1851

c 52 docs

Contents:
'F' letters; as DD/DN 335; one from E.A. Freeman

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/337  1852

c 36 docs

Contents:
'F' letters; as DD/DN 335; one from E.A. Freeman

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/338  1853

c 57 docs

Contents:
'F' letters, mainly Fagan and Rev. A.D. Fitzgerald, rector of Charlton Mackrell, and three from Freeman

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/339  (1853-)1854

c 55 docs

Contents:
'F' letters, mainly Fagan [including references to Kingweston church building] and Fitzgerald

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/340  1854-1855

c 74 docs

Contents:
'F' letters; largely Fagan, some Fitzgerald

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/341  1855

c 26 docs

Contents:
'F' letters, including Fagan and Fitzgerald

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/342  [1855]-[1857]

c 69 docs

Contents:
'F' letters, as DD/DN 340

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/343  1857-1858, n.d

c 61 docs

Contents:
'F' letters, found loose, as DD/DN 340; abstracts from minutes of a county committee relating to Friendly Societies, 1827-45; small group of letters on the line of the Fosse Way in S. Somerset.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/344  1846

c 61 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, including Gray, Gunning and Grant [all as previously], James A. Gordon of Naish House in support of the repeal of the Corn Laws, one letter from Gladstone about colonial bishoprics and 'Granny', who appears to have been Sophia Horner, Francis's sister.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/345  1847

c 75 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, including Gray, Grant, Gunning, Henry Goulburn, M.P., G. Neville Grenville, Dean of Windsor, Granny and Gordon's printed address to the electors of East Somerset and petition to the House of Commons concerning the completion of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Portbury Pier and Railway.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/346  1848-1849

c 66 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, including Gray, Gunning, Grant and Granny, Hy. Gerenti and G.E. Giles of Taunton mentioning the last-named and also his own 'archaeological scheme'

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/347  1848-1850

c 49 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, including Gray, Gunning, Grant and Giles [several about the formation of the Somerset Archaeological Society].

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/348  1850-1851

c 72 docs

Contents:
'G' letters; main correspondents as in DD/DN 347; letters from Giles relate to his preliminary ideas for the Kingweston church building and to Somerset Archaeological Society meetings; one letter from Goulburn.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/349  1850-1852

c 82 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, found loose, mainly Gray and Giles, but including Benjamin Webb's criticisms of Giles' drawings.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/350  1852

c 82 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, including Giles, Grant, Gray, Gunning, Goulburn and Rev. J. Grote of Trumpington

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/351  1852-1853

c 22 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, mainly Giles; (printed) 'Is it right to vote for Mr. Gladstone'

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/352  1853

c 38 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, including Giles, Gray, Granny, Grant and Gunning; printed notice, Glastonbury Annual Show Market premiums offered for rewarding agricultural labourers and domestic servants.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/353  1853

c 56 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, including Giles, Gunning, Gray and one letter from Gladstone's secretary.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/354  (1853)-1854

c 73 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, including Gray, Giles, Gunning, Grote, Granny and Dr. C.O. Goodford [of the Chilton Cantelo family], as headmaster of Eton; printed rules and accounts of the Glastonbury Provident Clothing Society.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/355  1854

c 27 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, all Giles

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/356  1854-1855

c 96 docs

Contents:
'G' letters, including Gray, Giles, Grant, Gunning, Granny; Glastonbury Great Market, premiums for rewards; one letter from Gladstone referring to Archdeacon Denison ['I fear if he can build a brick wall to break his head against he will do it']

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/357  1855

c 32 docs

Contents:
'G' letters; main correspondents as DD/DN 356.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/358  1856(-1857)

c 119 docs

Contents:
'G' letters; main correspondents as DD/DN 356; one letter from Gladstone on colonial church matters; printed accounts for 1855 for the Glastonbury National Boys School; bill and receipt from Giles for his commission, etc., in respect of the Kingweston church building.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/359  1857

c 77 docs

Contents:
'G' letters; main correspondents as DD/DN 356, excluding Giles; Glastonbury school accounts for 1856; Valentine Goold, chief constable; Ralph Neville Grenville of Butleigh Court about county election candidates.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/360  1846-1849

c 118 docs

Contents:
'K' letters; mainly sister Caroline Bence Jones of Kilgariff, Ireland, with some from R. Meade King of Walford House.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/361  1848-1850

c 50 docs

Contents:
'K' letters, as DD/DN 360; Rev. J. Keble.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/362  1850-1852

c 44 docs

Contents:
'K' letters, as DD/DN 360; copy citation relating to faculty for rebuilding Kingweston church, 1851 [with holes where this paper had been fixed to the outer door of the rectorial barn in which divine service was then performed]; Rev. J. Keble.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/363  1853-1854

c 50 docs

Contents:
'K' letters, as DD/DN 360; A.J.B. Hope and B. Webb with advice for the windows of Kingweston church; plans of paving for the same.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/364  1854-1855

c 62 docs

Contents:
'K' letters, as DD/DN 360; newspaper report of the consecration of Kingweston church.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/365  1855-1857

c 45 docs

Contents:
'K' letters, mainly from his sister; occasional letters from Meade King, Mrs. Knyfton of Uphill and Wm. Knatchbull, of Babington.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/366  1857

c 43 docs

Contents:
'K' letters, as DD/DN 360; J. Kelway, Inspector of weights and measures with petition relating to his office upon the creation of the county constabulary.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/367  1846-1849

21 docs

Contents:
'O' letters, including Q.S. orders, the Bishop of Oxford.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/368  1850

6 docs

Contents:
'O' papers, mainly Q.S. orders.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/369  1850-1852

22 docs

Contents:
'O' letters including the Bishop of Oxford, Preb. Ommaney, vicar of Chew Magna, Wm. Oakley, chief of police, Bath; printed appeal for new church, parsonage house and school at Bishopswood in Otterford.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/370  1853-1855

c 33 docs

Contents:
'O' letters, including the Bishop of Oxford, Preb. Ommaney, and Wm. Oakley, as governor of the county gaol.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/371  1855-1857

c 22 docs

Contents:
'O' letters, as DD/DN 370

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/372  1857

c 23 docs

Contents:
'O' letters, including Oakley, Ommaney and Q.S. orders of various dates between 1846 and 1858.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/373  1846-1847

c 97 docs

Contents:
'P' letters; correspondents include J.H. Pinder, Aunt Pinney [formerly Frances Dickinson], Gabriel Poole of Bridgwater, R.C. Phelips, S.B. Plummer,? curate of Kingweston, and Wm. Pinchard of Taunton with printed appeal for the proposed church at Tangier, nr. Taunton [in parish of Bishops Hull]; petitions from Street and Bridgwater against capital punishment; Protection resolution and printed address; Dickinson's notes and letters received relating to George Petrie's work [presumably his Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland], possibly for review purposes.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/374  1846-1847

c 86 docs

Contents:
'P' letters, including Pinder, cousins Wm. and Anna Maria Pinney, Aunt Pinney, Gabriel Poole, Dr. J.C. Prichard of Bristol, Dean Peacock of Ely and Saml. Pollard of Taunton referring to the presentation to the House of Commons of a petition for postponing the Taunton Improvement Bill. [Also circular letter from Lord Portman about grain scarcity and resultant disturbances.]

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/375  1847-1850

c 61 docs

Contents:
'P' letters, including Pinney, Poole, Pinder.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/376  1848-1849

c 36 docs

Contents:
'P' letters, as DD/DN 375.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/377  1850

c 59 docs

Contents:
'P' letters, as DD/DN 375; Rev. Wilson Pedder, vicar of Compton Dando, and the Rev. Wm. Palmer, vicar of Whitchurch Canonicorum (Dorset), on the subject of the Bristol Church Union.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/378  1851(-1852)

c 79 docs

Contents:
'P' letters; some from Poole, Pinney and Pinder; many from Rev. W. Pound of Malton, Yorks., and the formation of a Society for the promotion of Synodal Action; two letters from A.W. Pugin.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/379  1852(-1853)

c 101 docs

Contents:
'P' letters, as DD/DN 378; Dr. Pusey.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/380  1853

c 83 docs

Contents:
'P' letters, as DD/DN 375; appeal for subscription for re-opening Mark National School; printed application of Wm. Passmore to succeed his late father, 'one of the chief originators of the Inspectorship in its present form', as an Inspector of Weights and Measures in the county; Dickinson's letters to the press on the subject of parliamentary reform; two letters from Dr. Pusey.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/381  1853-1855

c 108 docs

Contents:
'P' letters, including Pinder and Pinney; one letter from Sir Thos. Phillipps, two from Dr. Pusey, two from Pedder.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/382  1856-1857

c 72 docs

Contents:
'P' letters, including one from Sir Thos. Phillipps and one from Dean Peacock.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/383  1857

c 58 docs

Contents:
'P' letters, including some Pinder and Pinney; separate internal bundle of drafts and proofs of a letter addressed to Archdeacon Grant on the subject of church and parliament; a note of the arrangement of his parliamentary papers at Kingweston, 1844 [none of which appear to have survived as part of this deposit].

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/384  1872-1873

c 7 docs

Contents:
Letters, drawings and printed papers from J.T. Irvine concerning the latter's paper on the cathedral architecture and other architectural interests [see Proceedings of S.A.S. vol.19].

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/385  1875, 1880-1881

c 92 docs

Contents:
Corresp. and papers relating to the County Lunatic Asylum, of which Committee he was Chairman, including draft minutes of the Committee, letters and report from the Medical Superintendent, C.W.C.M. Medlicott, and report of the Commissioners in Lunacy on the Asylum with answers of the Committee of Visitors.
Draft agreement for joint use of asylum with Bath, 1875

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/386  1840-1885

1 bdle.

Contents:
Misc. papers and printed items relating to various official and personal interests, including: his deed of election as trustee of Sexey's Hospital, Bruton, 1840; statements of the comparative costs of the existing system of superintending and parish constables and a paid police force under 2 and 3 Vic. c. 93 for the division of Bath and the county of Somerset, 1851, and copy letter with crime statistics from the agent to a property protection society near Bath, 1851; draft muster returns and attendance roll for the 24th Somersetshire Rifle Volunteers, of which he was Captain, 1860-62; Langport Highway Board accounts, etc., of which he was Chairman, 1885; notes on the income of Sexey's Hospital property, c. 1858; list of applicants to the Ilchester Almshouse charity, 1867; his design for a window in Wells Cathedral; impressions of the Wells City seal, supplied by T. Serel; various printed articles, pamphlets, etc., on rating, religious and legal questions, including the subject of decimal coinage.

FRANCIS H. DICKINSON  DD\DN/387  1836-1881

27 docts.

Contents:
Misc. loose bills, vouchers and scraps of letter.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/388  1856-1889

c 77 docs

Contents:
Personal corresp. addressed to him or his first wife, the majority dating from his engagement in 1874 and the death of his wife in 1888.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/389  1892, 1895-1899

c 66 docs

Contents:
Personal corresp. addressed to him or his second wife, including some to her before her marriage; some from his brother Reginald, with references to career for William's son, William, and the possible letting of Kingweston House; accounts of garden costs, 1898-99, and copy letter from the ?head gardener about running down the gardens, 1898.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/390  1900-1904

c 225 docs

Contents:
Personal corresp. addressed to him or his wife, many being to addresses in the Brighton-Folkestone area; letter 22 Jan. 1904 refers to the construction of the railway line and the behaviour of the workmen involved in the neighbourhood; letter, 4 Feb. 1901, from son, William, describing funeral procession of Queen Victoria; estimate for provision of uniforms for H.C. Dickinson, 1903. (I.e. the G.W.R. Castle Cary line)

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/391  1898-1905

c 60 docs

Contents:
Letters from or about the education of his two youngest sons, with some reports and accounts, and one account for their elder brother, J.M. Dickinson.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/392  1905-1907

c 18 docs

Contents:
Letters to Wm. Dickinson and his wife.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/393  late 19th-early 20th cents

c108 docs

Contents:
Undated letters to him and his wives.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/394  c.1898-1906

3 bdles.

Contents:
Letters from Hippisley & Sons of Wells, acting as agents, including references to the letting of the house, shooting, building works, tenancy matters, water supply.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/395  1905-1907

32 docs

Contents:
Letters from Bennett, Pictor & Co. of Bruton who took over the agency from Hippisley & Sons in November 1905

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/396  1900-1907

c110 docs

Contents:
Letters from Baileys, Shaw & Gillett of London, as solicitors to the family.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/397  1891-1906

12 docs

Contents:
Letters, etc., from Richardson & Co. of London about investments.

MRS. DICKINSON  DD\DN/398  c.1900-c.1902

c70 docs

Contents:
Letters from Bridges, Sawtell & Co. and others to the 2nd Mrs. Dickinson concerning her financial provision.

MRS. DICKINSON  DD\DN/399  1900-1907

c26 docs

Contents:
Letters from R. Bowring, surveyor and estate agent, of Wells.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/400  1867-1913, n.d

1 bdle.

Contents:
Misc. papers relating to personal and family interests, including law student's rough notes, proposals for the resettlement of the estates, 1900, draft wills of Caroline Dickinson [his mother], 1888, and himself, 1896, and copy will of his father, Francis H. Dickinson, 1887, his passport, 1867, diary, 1901, estimate and specification for repairs at Charlton House, 1905, and officer's field book belonging to his son, H.C. Dickinson, 1912-13.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/401  1903-1905

3 bdles.

Contents:
Estate vouchers, kept in numbered series by Hippisley and Sons - 2 orig. bdles. and part of a [broken] 3rd bdle.

WILLIAM DICKINSON III  DD\DN/402  1866-1908

1 bundle

Contents:
Misc., generally loose, bills and vouchers for personal and domestic expenditure, arranged in 3 chronological groups, 1866-88, 1890-99, 1900-08.

BAIRNSFATHER & MACLENNAN FAMILIES  DD\DN/403  1822-1849

11 docts.

Contents:
George Bairnsfather's licence to practise medicine, 1830, and John Maclennan's appointment as a surgeon in the service of the E. India Co. and commissions to hold corresponding army ranks, 1822-49 [respectively father and uncle of Wm. Dickinson's first wife].

HARRISON FAMILY  DD\DN/404  1855-1870

1 vol.

Contents:
Bank passbook of Mrs. Maria Harrison [possibly the mother of the 2nd Mrs. Dickinson].

LEDGER [A]  DD\DN/405  1737-1756

1 vol.

Contents:
Caleb Dickinson's ledger containing business, estate and personal accounts: shares and trading ventures, proprietorship of the Flat Holm lighthouse (from c. 1743), Jamaican and Kingweston estates, some personal expenditure, servants' wages; ships are named in relevant accounts; index at front.

CALEB DICKINSON JOURNAL B  DD\DN/406  1756-1770

1 vol.

Contents:
Bristol accounts, including Jamaican estates, Flat Holm lighthouse, personal and travelling expenses, household goods and Somerset estate expenditure [?other than the estate and manor of Kingweston, for which see next below]
The entries in this and the following journals, although brief, are fairly informative [e.g. work done will be briefly described, goods supplied will be itemised]

KINGWESTON JOURNAL  DD\DN/407  1756-1770

1 vol.

Contents:
Payments for work done, repairs, taxes, wages on the Kingweston estate and manor; receipts for rent occasional sales or purchases of timber, grain, etc.

CALEB DICKINSON JOURNAL C  DD\DN/408  1771-1779

1 vol.

Contents:
This vol. apparently contains the merging of the accounts as DD/DN 406, 407; over 3pp. of household goods, etc., supplied to son, William, and his wife on setting them up, Jan. 1771.

CALEB DICKINSON JOURNAL D  DD\DN/409  1779-1783

1 vol.

Contents:
The continuation of DD/DN 408: possibly a greater emphasis on estate management affairs [Somerset and Jamaica]

CASH BOOK No. 1  DD\DN/410  1737-1742

1 vol.

Contents:
Caleb Dickinson's cash accounts, generally of personal and pocket expenditure, but including some entries arising out of trade with Jamaica.

KINGWESTON ESTATE CASH BOOK  DD\DN/411  1741-1752

1 vol.

Contents:
Caleb Dickinson's cash book, including expenditure on the farm and in the gardens, purchase of livestock.

BRISTOL CASH BOOK  DD\DN/412  1749-1757

1 vol.

Contents:
Caleb Dickinson's cash book, as DD/DN 410; some entries refer to goods and stock shipped to Jamaica, but none noted to trade from there; loose paper at May 1751 gives detail of expenditure going from Bristol to Kingweston via Congresbury, etc., estates. Journeys noted in red ink. This vol. does not include any detail of his personal expenditure while in Jamaica in 1757.

CASH BOOK  DD\DN/413  1757-1764

1 vol.

Contents:
The continuation of DD/DN 412 beginning with his arrival in the Downs from Jamaica.

CASH BOOK  DD\DN/414  1766-1767

1 vol.

Contents:
Probably originally the continuation of DD/DN 413, but the pp. to Oct. 1766 have been torn out.

CASH BOOK  DD\DN/415  1780-1783

1 vol.

Contents:
Caleb Dickinson's accounts to the year of his death; his journeys and illnesses recorded in red ink.

DUPLICATE CASH BOOK  DD\DN/416  1754-1755

1 vol.

Contents:
Cash book duplicating part of DD/DN 412 above, kept, according to a note at the end, while the other cash book was at Mr. Newman's in order to have the accounts settled thereby.

W.D. LEDGER C  DD\DN/417  1794-1805

1 vol.

Contents:
William Dickinson's expenditure on estate business [both Somerset and Jamaica] and personal affairs [including election expenses]; individual entries brief and uninformative; index at front.

WILLIAM DICKINSON JOURNAL A No.1  DD\DN/418  1762-1781

1 vol.

Contents:
Journal of accounts, largely in Bristol or London.

JOURNAL A No.2  DD\DN/419  1781-1783

1 vol.

Contents:
DD/DN 418 continued to the death of his father, Caleb: London heading throughout.

JOURNAL C No.2  DD\DN/420  1799-1803

1 vol.

Contents:
Wm. Dickinson's Kingweston journal; regular entries of farm accounts.

BANK BOOKS  DD\DN/421  1775-1806

4 vols.

Contents:
Wm. Dickinson's bank passbooks.

CASH ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/422  1843-1852

1 vol.

Contents:
Broken vol. [no covers; ff. 1-8 missing] of F.H. Dickinson's accounts, from 1845 with John Gray, his agent at Kingweston; farm, household and estate accounts.

PRANKARD LETTER BOOK  DD\DN/423  1712-1718

1 vol.

Contents:
Copies of outgoing business letters of Graffin Prankard, merchant, of Bristol.
There are references to trade with Ireland, St. Petersburg, and various places in the Americas (Newfoundland, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, Carolina and Barbadoes), in addition to internal trade with Midland counties. Tallow is imported from Ireland and hemp from Russia; duroys [a coarse fabric] exported to W. Indies and pots and kettles [brought down the Severn by 'trow'] exported to N. America.
Copy sailing orders to the Captain of the Triumph and letters about its insurance and loss while carrying a cargo of fish from Newfoundland to Spanish and Italian ports, 1715.

PRANKARD LETTER BOOKS  DD\DN/424-429  1728-1756

6 vols.

Contents:
Copies of outgoing business letters of Graffin Prankard, with frequent bills of lading, instructions to ships' commanders and promissory notes.
Down to 1740 business with America and Europe predominates over local trade; the list of main correspondents below gives an indication of the ports with which he traded and the general period of such trade. Iron, deals, hemp and flax are imported from the Baltic, and bar iron, etc., exported to and rice and logwood imported from S. Carolina [often shipped to Hamburg].
Correspondents: Francis Jennings, Stockholm, 1728-40; Thos. Hyam, London, 1731-45; Wm. Vigar, St. Petersburg, 1731-45; (Paul & Thos.) Jennys & Baker, S. Carolina, 1728-42; Watson & McKenzie, S. Carolina, 1739-46; Skinner, Smith & Co., and Smith & Lake, Hamburg, 1728-40; Coysgarne & Lloyd, Rotterdam, 1731-52; Benj. Furley, Rotterdam, 1728-35; Muilman & Sons, Amsterdam, 1732-40; Capt. Mackenzie, 1730-46; Alloway family, 1730-47.
There are a few references to building a new and larger 'Pink' in Jan. 1729/30 and again, Nov. 1731-Jan. 1731/2, with some mention of prices and dimensions in the latter; some instances [e.g. June 1734] of crews being pressed for naval service.
In the summer of 1740, Prankard ran into financial difficulties, possibly because of the war, and his Baltic Merchant was captured by the Spanish. But before he had news of this he was writing that he had had to retract his affairs 'after a general run on him' occasioned by 'some ill neibour' [July 1740]. At this date, John Galton, his brother-in-law, and Caleb Dickinson, his son-in-law, appear to have undertaken the trust of managing his affairs and began the letter book, DD/DN 429, covering 1740-42; as there was some delay in obtaining this book, the letters for the first two months, July-August 1740, were entered initially in DD/DN 428 and subsequently copied into DD/DN 429. Graffin Prankard resumed DD/DN 428 for his own use in 1743, and many of the letters in DD/DN 429 are clearly in the style of Prankard and often bear his initials. Corresp. and trade with S. Carolina seems to have begun again after a lapse of 18 months at the end of 1741. Letters to Cousin Alloway in 1745 [carrying coal between Newcastle and London and Stockholm] have references to going in convoy. The letters after 1752 largely relate to the affairs of a bankrupt Exeter merchant, John Colesworthy [G.P., being one of the asignees].

PRANKARD LETTER BOOK  DD\DN/430  1742-1743

1 vol.

Contents:
Letter and bill book for salt trade: a paper covered volume for 18 months immediately before the resumed section of DD/DN 428 above. Reference to shipment of rice from Carolina and return cargo of iron and deals from Sweden (Gothenburg).

PRANKARD CORRESPONDENCE  DD\DN/431  1737-1755

63 docts.

Contents:
Letters, accounts, bills of loading addressed to Graffin Prankard, to 1747 from Charlestown, S. Carolina, and from 1750-1755 from Philadelphia; the former are from Paul Jennys [briefly at the beginning], Watson & Mackenzie and Benj. Savage, and the latter are from Edw. Pinnington [or Pennington] and Lawrence Growdon.
The papers are now in two bundles: one of 19 docts., 1737-1747, 1755, received as an orig. bundle, and the other of 44 docts., 1737-1742, 1750-1755, found loose, but presumably formerly an original bundle.

PRANKARD CORRESPONDENCE  DD\DN/432  1735-1755

36 docs

Contents:
Loose business corresp., bills of loading, etc., similar to DD/DN 431, mainly 1742-3, but including a few earlier and two from Lawrence Growdon, 1754-1755. Some from Nath. Alloway in or sailing from Charleston and others from John Dillwyn and others from Philadelphia.
[Poor condition].

PRANKARD ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/433-440  1728-1740

8 vols.

Contents:
Ledgers, 1728-32, 1732-38, 1738-40 [DD/DN 433-435], journals, 1728-32, 1732-40 [DD/DN 436, 437], waste books, 1732-35, 1735-39 [DD/DN 438, 439] and a cash book, 1738-40 [DD/DN 440], dealing with the business activities down to the curtailment of his affairs in mid-1740, the whole forming a listed series, which is also complementary to the letter books [DD/DN 424-429] and reflecting the same business from the financial side.
The journals, ledgers and waste books record the same transactions in different form and with varying amounts of detail. The ledgers are arranged in the normal form under separate heads according to persons, trading accounts, etc.; their entries are invariably single line and there are complete indexes to the two later volumes and a defective index to the earliest. The journals and waste books are arranged chronologically and give more detail of individual transactions in the way of names of ships and masters and port involved, and for iron, in particular, the waste books give quantities and measurements of individual consignments.
There are references to voyages to or from Cork, Rotterdam, Stockholm, S. Carolina and elsewhere in America, Danzig, Gottenburg, Hamburg, St. Petersburg and Leghorn. The addresses and (less frequently) the occupations of persons in this country are generally given
There is an elaborate system of cross referencing from ledgers to journals and waste books, from journals to ledgers, and waste books to journals, and cross-posting within the ledgers themselves: the number in the left hand margin of the waste books refers to the folio in the journal; the double numbers in the left hand margin of the journals (appearing as a fraction in the 1st journal and in two columns in the 2nd journal) are to folios in the appropriate ledger - the numerator or 1st column referring to entries on the left hand side (debtor) page of the folio and the denominator or 2nd column to the right hand (creditor) side; the nos. in the left hand margin of the ledgers refer to journal folios and in the right hand margin to cross entries in the ledger; the nos., where added, in the cash book are to folios in the ledger.

SHIPS' TRADING ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/441  1729-1746

3 vols.

Contents:
Books of 'outsetts and insetts' for the Parham Pink, 1729-46, the Baltick Merchant, 1733-39, and the Sea-flower, 1739-42.
These give expenditure on fitting, repairing and stocking the ships preparatory to named voyages (outsetts), and disbursements by the captains, payments of wages, duties, commissions, etc. (insetts), followed generally by a profit and loss account for each voyage. Sailing orders are entered for the Parham Pink, 1733, and the Baltick Merchant, 1734, 1735; voyages mainly between Carolina and the Baltic ports, but Lisbon, Cork and Newcastle occur for the Parham Pink.

IRON TRADING ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/442  1740-1749

1 vol.

Contents:
Day book, probably kept by Messrs. Galton and Dickinson acting for Graffin Prankard, relating to iron and deals imported through Francis Jennings of Stockholm and sold to various consignees [names and addresses given] in this country; only 3 entries after 1744.

IRON, ETC., TRADING ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/443  1740-1741

1 vol.

Contents:
Section of a draft ledger [cover and index, A-O, missing] containing v. brief entries relating to trade in iron [mainly], steel, tallow and deals; some of the customers named occur also in DD/DN 442 and the limited period covered coincides with the early months of the Galton and Dickinson activities.

SALT, ETC., TRADING ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/444  1742-1750

3 vols.

Contents:
Ledger, 1742-3, entitled 'Salt Book': transactions with persons in Bristol, Seaton, Worcester and Truro.
Ledger, 1742-3, recording salt and iron trade with Droitwich, with an entry of outstanding debts there for iron.
Trading journal, 1742-50 [little after 1747], relating to salt, iron, tallow, references to insurance and voyages between S. Carolina and Hamburg, etc.

PRANKARD ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/445  1718-1839

6 docts.

Contents:
Misc. loose accounts [not connected], including trading account in tallow with John Hare of Cork, 1718-30, and in salt with Wm. Nock, 1734-39; inventory of malt stock, bad debts, etc., at Somerton, 1720 [poor condition]; insurance account, 1730-31.

MARINE INSURANCE  DD\DN/446  1740-1753

8 docts.

Contents:
Policies, generally taken out by Graffin Prankard, on goods in transit between named ports and in named vessels, 1740, 1742, 1746 and 1753(5); mainly Baltic ports to Bristol, but one each for Carolina and Jamaica.

MARINE INSURANCE  DD\DN/447  1742-1749

1 vol., 14 docts.

Contents:
Insurance ledger and loose accounts, generally copies of entries in the ledger [poor condition], giving names of ships and voyage covered.

JENNYS OF CHARLESTOWN  DD\DN/448  1740

11 docts.

Contents:
Trade accounts, generally prepared in 1740 after the death of Paul Jennys, but reciting back to 1730 and dealing with shipments to South Carolina of iron, steel, implements, etc.

IRON TRADE  DD\DN/449  1740-1743

1 file

Contents:
Weights of iron sold, ?by John Galton acting for Prankard [names and some addresses of consignees given].

PRANKARD ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/450  1740-1753

23 docts.

[condition not good]

Contents:
Misc. loose, unconnected accounts

PRANKARD ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/451  1731-1757

5 vols.

Contents:
Two receipt books, 1742-57, and three scrappy account books, 1731-33, c. 1741 [including entries of sheep bought, probably in connection with his Somerton venture, as in DD/DN 190 above] and c.1747-49.

PRANKARD LEGAL EXPENSES  DD\DN/452  c.1730-c.1750

1 bdle.

[poor condition; not examined]

Contents:
Bills for legal expenses

ANDREW HARE OF CORK  DD\DN/453  1712-1732

30 docts.

Contents:
Corresp. from Andrew Hare, writing initially from Minehead but generally from Cork, 1712-28, and from Edw. Watts, writing from Taunton, 1727-32, the papers deal with Hare's financial and trading difficulties in general, and particular references to the sale of the 'waterworks' - apparently a share in the Tone Navigation [E.W. being a mortgagee].

MORSE AND LEWIS OF SWANSEA  DD\DN/454  1737-1741

c37 docs

Contents:
Bankruptcy papers of Messrs. John Morse and Thos. Lewis of Swansea, ironmongers, presumably involving Prankard as assignee, including order in bankruptcy, 1737, inventory of effects in warehouse, 1737, goods sent to Prankard, the firm's accounts with him, affidavits on debts, etc.

JOSHUA PRITCHARD OF HAVERFORDWEST, IRONMONGER  DD\DN/455  1740-1767

1 vol and 1 bundle

Contents:
Accounts and papers relating to the administration of his affairs after his death, Graffin Prankard as his principal creditor being empowered to administer; accounts of stock sold up.

DANIEL GOIZEN OF BRISTOL, MERCHANT  DD\DN/456-457  1738-1748

2 bdles.

Contents:
Business and personal papers accumulated by Graffin Prankard in his capacity as executor of D.G. (d. 1746/7; buried Clifton).
DD/DN 456 consists of approx. 100 papers, found loose, 1738-48, including letters received, draft out letters, accounts, invoices of goods shipped, and is concerned with trade with Jamaica and North America and insurance matters; much of the corresp. is with Messrs. Rodrigo Pacheco and Tavarez. There are references to the war with France and sailing in convoy, 1744. Bill for clothes, 1743.
DD/DN 457 was received as an original bundle marked 'old receipts.... before his death', 1740-47. There are some indications of trade with New York, but the bills are mainly of a personal nature: medicine, clothes, fruit and vegetables.

EDWARD DOWELL OF BRISTOL, CHEESEMONGER  DD\DN/458  1725-1736

1 vol, 1 bundle

[v. poor condition]

Contents:
Minutes of meetings of executors, copy will (1733), bills and vouchers, fire insurance policy on house and warehouse in St. Nicholas Street, Bristol, accumulated by Prankard as one of the executors

MARGARET CLARK OF STOKE SUB HANDON  DD\DN/459  1740-1742, 1762

15 docs

Contents:
Legacy receipts and accounts involving Prankard as executor, with two apparently stray earlier Prankard documents: a bond, 1714, and contract for sale of land in Babcary to John Collier of Curry Mallet, 1715.

LAWRENCE GROWDON OF BRIDGWATER  DD\DN/460  1727

1 doct.

[v. poor condition]

Contents:
Certificate as freeman of the borough (See also references in DD/DN 431, 432)

ALLOWAY ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/461-462  1683-1689

2 vols.

Contents:
Journal and ledger, with index to the latter, recording the trading activities of Wm. Alloway, junior, of Minehead, merchant.
Trade in tallow, wool, foodstuffs, wine, mainly coastal trading in the Bristol Channel and with S. Ireland, but occasional longer voyages to Dunkirk, the Canaries and Bordeaux and at least one to the W. Indies. Frequent references to ships and ships' masters.
Similar systems of crossreferencing to those noted above under the main Prankard accounts [DD/DN 433-440].

ALLOWAY ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/463  1695-1704

1 vol.

Contents:
Journal kept by the same Wm. Alloway, as a merchant trading from Bridgwater, mainly with Ireland in wool and, to a lesser extent, tallow.

ELIZABETH ALLOWAY  DD\DN/464  1762

5 docts.

Contents:
Papers relating to the apportioning of the cost of an apprentice put to her in respect of Alloway family estates [poor condition]

PLANTATION ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/465  1742-1751

1 vol.

Contents:
Waste book for the Barton Plantation in the parish of St. Elizabeth, with details of shipments out of sugar and rum.

JAMAICAN CORRESPONDENCE  DD\DN/466-467  1763-1766, 1794

2 bdles.

Contents:
Two bundles not fit for examination: the earlier supposed to contain copies of letters sent to Jamaica by Caleb Dickinson; and the later letters to Wm. Dickinson from Jamaica.

JAMAICA LETTER BOOK  DD\DN/468  1792-1794

1 vol.

Contents:
Letter book kept by Wm. Dickinson from Kingweston, writing for himself and his cousin, Barnard Dickinson, addressed to their attorneys [agents] in Jamaica and relating to the management of estates [no. of pages torn out at end; additional letter, 1801, in back cover].

PLANTATION ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/469  1764-1775

14 docts.

Contents:
Accounts for the Barton, Barton Isles, Appleton and Pepper plantations, 1764, 1767-75, with lists of negroes and livestock, 1764, 1771.

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS  DD\DN/470  1716-1798

21 docts.

Contents:
Three separate small bundles containing: (1) papers relating to their claims on the Gale family in respect of their interests in Jamaican property arising originally from the will of Jonathan Dickinson, 1716-60; (2) estimates of the valuation of the Dickinson estates, 1760, 1764, 1766, and invoices of goods shipped out, 1798; and (3) accounts rendered between the brothers Dickinson [little detail; no trading accounts], 1757-71.

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS  DD\DN/471  1692, 1757-1805

27 docts.

Contents:
Misc. papers, found together, largely 1804-5, including corresp. from attorneys, sugar shipments, lists of negroes and livestock and plantation accounts, but with a few earlier documents: abstract of title to Montpellier Plantation in St. James, 1774, copy conveyance of shares in plantations by John Gale, 1757, nos. of slaves 'exported' from the Gold Coast, 1758-68, lists of slaves on Dickinson plantation, 1768, and copy petition of the free coloured people to the Assembly of Jamaica, 1792. [A Fuller item; see DD/DN 511 below.].
Assignment of burgage in North Street, Somerton, to Robt. Prankard, maltster.

PLANTATION LISTS  DD\DN/472  1803

8 docts.

Contents:
Lists of negroes and livestock

AGENT'S PAPERS  DD\DN/473  1803

15 docts.

Contents:
Letters from John White, the agent in Jamaica, lists of supplies (including medical) required, his accounts with the plantations and with Barnard and Wm. Dickinson, and lists of negroes and livestock.

AGENT'S PAPERS  DD\DN/474  1803-1804

34 docts.

Contents:
Letters from John White, plantation accounts, details of crops, certificates of shipments, etc.

TRADE ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/475  1803-1804

c25 docs

Contents:
Proceeds from sales of sugar and rum and invoice of stores shipped out to Jamaica.

TRADE ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/476  c.1760, 1805

7 docts.

Contents:
As DD/DN 475; undated survey and plan of Appleton plantation, c.1760.

GENERAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT  DD\DN/477  1818-1819

c80 docs

Contents:
Corresp. from Jamaica, London, Bristol, Glasgow, plantation accounts, lists of slaves and stock, sales of sugar and rum, invoices of stores shipped out.

GENERAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT  DD\DN/478  1821-1822

c32 docs

Contents:
Plantation accounts, lists of slaves and stock, sales accounts, invoices of goods shipped out, accounts with London shipping agents.

PLANTATION LISTS  DD\DN/479  1827

4 docts.

Contents:
Lists of slaves and stock.

GENERAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT  DD\DN/480  1827-1830

26 docs

Contents:
Invoices of goods shipped out, accounts of sales, plantation accounts, accounts with London shipping agents and two letters from the Jamaican agent, John Salmon, jun., one having reference to the provision of education by the Moravian church.

DEEDS AND SETTLEMENTS  DD\DN/481  1764-1849

15 docts.

Contents:
Dickinson family settlements, etc., relating to the Barton and Pepper Plantations, etc., in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.
Copy wills of Ezekiel and Barnard Dickinson, both of Bowden in Laycock, Wilts., 1787, 1813, respectively, and of Ezekiel Harman of the same and of Cheshunt, Herts., 1844, cod. 1845. Brief pedigree of family from Francis Dickinson. Diagrams of parts of plantations preparatory to division, 1845.

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS  DD\DN/482  1744-1837

18 docts.

Contents:
Misc. papers, found together, including copy case with abstract of correspondence and other transactions on behalf of Ezekiel and Caleb Dickinson relating to fraudulent lease of plantations, notes of lands sold, 1778, outstanding debts, 1794-1800, invoices of goods shipped out, 1798, lists of slaves and stock, 1827, 1828, plantation and sales accounts, 1833; draft power of attorney to set certain slaves free, n.d., c.1810.

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS  DD\DN/483  1676-c.1848

8 docts.

Contents:
Papers, etc., in poor condition, including grant of land to Robt. Evans, with sketch plan annexed, notes of the same property, 1757, supplies requested, 1795, notes of agreement for division of the Jamaican estates, c.1848.

DEEDS, ETC.  DD\DN/484  1675-1765

4 docts.

Contents:
Docts, including survey with rough sketch of Capt. Francis Dickinson's land in St. Elizabeth, 1675, and allocation of surplus land to Caleb Dickinson, 1712.

JAMAICAN PAPERS  DD\DN/485  1719-1757

1 bundle

Contents:
Small bundle of papers, including Caleb Dickinson's advice to his children, and his statement of his entitlement to Jamaican estates, 1719, and observations and memoranda on estates and accounts, c.1754-57.

FAMILY PAPERS  DD\DN/486  1745-1829

16 docts.

Contents:
An artificial bundle of misc. items including:
two pedigrees, one reciting from c.1500, both going down to late 18th cent.; orig. or copy wills of John, Rose and Stephen Fuller, all of Brightling, Sussex, respectively, 1744, pr. 1745, 1771 and post 1771, and of Thos. Fuller of St. Dorothy, Jamaica, 1768; rough diary of a journey into the south west, 1776, starting from Kingweston [first 3 pages relate to Somerset]; settlement by Rose Fuller relating to the manor and farm of Oxney, Kent, the rectory of Chiddingly and farms, etc., there and in numerous other parishes in East Sussex, 1770.

STEPHEN FULLER'S CORRESPONDENCE  DD\DN/487  1750-1758

62 docts.

Contents:
[Repaired] Lade estate management [see DD/DN 507]; letters from or about his brother, Rose Fuller, as chief justice in Jamaica, and in particular the differences with the governor about the transfer of the seat of government and the courts to Kingston [see also DD/DN 493].

STEPHEN FULLER'S CORRESPONDENCE  DD\DN/488  1750-1752

48 docts.

Poor condition

Contents:
Lade estate management, including file of bills for work at Dane End, Hertfordshire, and specification of building at Poars Farm, Minster in Sheppey, Kent

STEPHEN FULLER'S CORRESPONDENCE  DD\DN/489  1751-1754

24 docts.

Contents:
Affairs of Goodwyn family of Wartling; particular of estate of Geo. Egles to be sold, including description of house called Shoesmiths in Wadhurst, 1753; table of hop picking expenses and growth per acre, 1741-52; proposals by - Weisbrodt writing from the Hague about establishing a china works in England, superior to those in Chelsea or Bow.

STEPHEN FULLER'S CORRESPONDENCE  DD\DN/490  1751-1755

52 docts.

Contents:
Lade business; copy will of John Fuller of Rose Hill, Sussex, 1755 [poor condition].

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/491  1752-1758

32 docts

Contents:
Lade business, etc.

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/492  1753-1755

20 docts.

Contents:
Mainly supply of ordnance, including copy contract with the representative of the King of Sardinia.

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/493  1754

30 docts.

[very poor condition].

Contents:
Mainly from or relating to Rose Fuller's affairs in Jamaica [see also DD/DN/487 above]

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/494  1755

32 docts.

[poor condition].

Contents:
Last illness and death of brother, John, and settlement of his affairs; brother Rose's Jamaican affairs, including copy of Stephen's letter to the 'Lords of Trade' on his behalf and copy report to the Committee of the Privy Council for Plantation Affairs about the differences with the governor

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/495  1756

47 docts.

[poor condition].

Contents:
Lade affairs; letters relating to the admission of Samuel Alpress to Jesus College and John Fuller to Trinity College, both Cambridge

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/496  1756

44 docts.

[poor condition].

Contents:
A few from or about Jamaican affairs

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/497  1757

21 docts.

Contents:
Several from brother Rose, with some references to New Romney affairs and to the supply of ordnance.

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/498  1757

17 docts.

Contents:
Mainly dealing with cannon supplied to the Board of Ordnance.

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/499  1757-1758

12 docts.

[poor condition].

Contents:
Ordnance; one letter from Jamaica and one from New York

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/500  c 1758

14 docts.

[very poor condition].

Contents:
Lade business; Alpress [see in particular DD/DN 503 below]; ordnance; executorship of Thos. Inglis of Kingston, Jamaica

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/501  1758

49 docts.

Contents:
Lade business; Alpress; two letters from Jamaica; personal letters include letters from his daughters.

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/502  1758-1759

28 docts.

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/503  1758-1759

34 docts.

Contents:
From or concerning Samuel Alpress of Jamaica at Cambridge: his debts, disinclination to take orders and a 'riot' occasioned by him at Ely [which probably resulted in his expulsion].

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/504  1759

64 docts.

[poor condition].

Contents:
Printed proclamation offering bounties for discovering concealed seamen

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/505  1759-1760

45 docts.

Contents:
One letter from Wm. Hy. Lyttelton, governor of South Carolina.

Stephen Fuller's correspondence  DD\DN/506  1759-1760

33 docts.

Contents:
Three letters from Jamaica.

LADE FAMILY  DD\DN/507  1739-1767

4 bdles.

Contents:
Papers accumulated by Stephen Fuller as receiver appointed in succession to his brother Henry Fuller of the estate of Sir John Lade, baronet, deceased, until the heir became of full age to inherit.
An orig. will of Sir John Lade of St. Saviour Southwark, Surrey, 1739.

Papers of Stephen Fuller, as agent for Jamaica  DD\DN/508  1788-1795

1 bdle.

Contents:
Bundle [now repaired] of letters received, drafts of his letters and papers, comprising 4 internal bundles, 1788-1795, and loose papers, mainly 1793 and 1794, but including other papers between 1791 and 1795.
The bundle for 1788-89 includes two letters from (Sir) Alured Clarke in Jamaica which have reference to the removal from office of Lord Sydney, but the main concern is with negotiations for a settlement between Sir Godfrey Webster and a Mr. Vassall involving property in Jamaica.
The 1793 bundle includes one letter from Whitehall countering allegations of naval inadequacy and food shortage and other corresp. on the same subject; one letter from Sir Adam Williamson, lieutenant governor and C.-in.C. in Jamaica; anti-Wilberforce sentiments in letters from Jamaica.
Section endorsed 'Mulattos 1793', contains some reflections on the position of the people of colour, with notes on Spanish categories between white and black.
Bundle, 1793-1795, includes further references to naval defence, food shortages and 'that infernal miscreant' Wilberforce, as above; copy resolution of the House of Assembly concerning the reward to Captain Bligh for the importation of bread fruit, 1793; copy minute of the Postmaster General and associated letters relating to rewards to the crew of the 'Antelope' packet for the captive of a French privateer which attacked her; three letters and a printed paper about the Southampton election of 1794.
The loose items include two letters from General Williamson, 1794, further references to the Antelope affair, petition to add Port Antonio to the number of free ports, 1792, printed memorial about sugar imports, 1792, and the original letter from the House of Assembly in Jamaica referring to the influence of the elders of a 'Methodistical Meeting' in Kingston as responsible for the petition from the people of colour, 1792.

Papers of Stephen Fuller as agent for Jamaica  DD\DN/509  1769-1796

1 bdle

Contents:
A large original bundle [now repaired and placed in chronological sub-bundles]. The documents are mainly receipts or receipted accounts for payment by him as agent, with some corresp. and drafts of his letters.
Items noticed include: payments for statue of Lord Rodney, between 1785 and 1790 commissioned from John Bacon; two receipts signed by Wm. Bligh for a sum awarded by the Assembly in consideration of his distresses in consequence of the mutiny on the Bounty, 1791, and other receipts signed by him in 1794; other receipts for gunpowder, arms, etc., gratuities for the crew of the Antelope and payments for monument of the Earl of Effingham, late governor of Jamaica, also commissioned from John Bacon, 1795-6.
As Fuller ceased to be agent at the end of 1794, the bundle for 1796 consists largely of his private or estate business.

Papers of Stephen Fuller as agent for Jamaica  DD\DN/510  1793-1823

1 bdle.

Contents:
An original bundle [now repaired and placed in two chronological bundles, the main one for 1794 and a smaller one for 1793-1800, 1823].
The 1794 bundle includes one letter from General Williamson, one from Admiral (later Lord) Gardner and three from Bligh; petition against the slave bill; letter from Thos. Lamb of Rye, addressed to Hans Sloane concerning the alleged 'rising in Warehorne to aid the French'; some Brightling estate business. The lesser bundle contains one defective letter from General Williamson; the stray 1823 document is a bill for books supplied to Wm. Dickinson.

Papers of Stephen Fuller as agent for Jamaica  DD\DN/511  1770-1799

80 docts.

Contents:
Unrepaired papers and corresp. of Stephen Fuller, principally relating to his Jamaican agency, including the Act of Assembly appointing him agent, 1770, letters from the period of his termination of office, including letters of appreciation and letters from his successor, copy petition of the free people of colour to the Assembly of Jamaica [see also DD/DN 508 above]; the 'Antelope' affair, as above; 3 letters from General Williamson, two from Bligh and one from Sir Joseph Banks, long letter from Simon Taylor from Kingston about Wilberforce's bill, conditions generally in the W. Indies, the war and relations with America, 1793.

Papers of Stephen Fuller as agent for Jamaica  DD\DN/512  n.d., late 18th cent

19 docts.

Contents:
Undated letters and scraps of accounts of Stephen Fuller, in his capacity as agent.

Papers of Stephen Fuller as agent for Jamaica  DD\DN/513  c. 1752

1 vol.

Contents:
Paper back vol. containing nos. of negroes and cattle by parishes, 1734, 1740, 1745, annual nos. of negroes imported and exported, 1702-52, exports, 1737-49, calculation of exports, 1752, official expenditure on defence, settling new immigrants, and answers to Board of Trade queries.
[There is no evidence whether this is a Fuller or a Dickinson item, but it seems more probably to have belonged originally to Rose Fuller.

JOHN FULLER  DD\DN/514  1754

6 docts.

Contents:
Papers mainly relating to John Fuller's election to Parliament, including a letter from the Duke of Newcastle signifying his intention of bringing him into parliament for one of his own boroughs [poor condition].

ESTATE PAPERS  DD\DN/515  1744-1757

4 docts.

Contents:
Misc. papers, found loose, including a particular of Belherst Farm [?in or near Etchingham, Sussex], with covering letter, 1755, and calculation for stocking Broyle Park.

FULLER ACCOUNTS  DD\DN/516  1746-1799

17 docts.

[poor condition, particularly last item].

Contents:
Misc. accounts, found loose, including distribution accounts in the partnership of Thos. and Stephen Fuller, 1787, bank books, 1776-89, 'securities' [bonds, etc.], 1746-56, vouchers for work at the Bell, Ticehurst, 1799, and tavern accounts for food and drink, 1754

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS  DD\DN/517  nd, c 1750-60

31 docts.

Contents:
Letters and papers, found loose and undated, including Wisebrodt's proposals for making bone china in England [see also DD/DN 489].

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS  DD\DN/518  [n.d.]

1 bdle.

Contents:
Fragile letters and papers, not fit for examination.

WILLIAM LEWIS  DD\DN/519  1765-1766

7 docts.

Contents:
Personal letters addressed to Wm. Lewis of Trinity College, Oxford [s. of Wm. of Jamaica].

VOCATIONAL AND ACADEMIC STUDIES  DD\DN/520  late 18th-early 19th cents

1 bdle

Contents:
Misc. papers, probably belonging to the education of Wm. Dickinson and his son, Francis H. Dickinson, or their personal interests, including notes on Greek grammar, latin translation, French and German phrases; Greek examination papers, University of London, 1830.

TRAVEL DIARIES  DD\DN/521  1836-1838, nd

6 docts.

Contents:
Volumes or sections comprising fairly detailed journals of travels by sea and land, kept by an unnamed person or persons, the likeliest candidate among those connected with the Dickinson family in the present deposit being John Maclennon [see DD/DN 403 above].
Four seem to relate to the travels of one who journeyed from Bombay to Egypt and then to Syria, Lebanon, etc. in the Eastern Mediterranean, eventually returning to India, all between December 1836 and March 1838; the fifth is undated, but belongs to the same period and same (Eastern Mediterranean) area; the 6th relates to an overland journey in parts of Persia and S. Russia, n.d., paper w/m 1832.

MISCELLANEOUS MANUSCRIPTS  DD\DN/522  1757-c 1830

3 docts.

Contents:
Three lists of ?Somerset names: list of Justices, 1757; another alphabetical list, c.1775, including many names of a similar status; and an undated ?subscription list, lacking the first part, n.d., paper w/m 1829.

MISCELLANEOUS MANUSCRIPTS  DD\DN/523  [n.d.]

Contents:
Three bundles of deeds and papers unfit for detailed examination.

MISCELLANEOUS PRINTED ITEMS  DD\DN/524  1782-1901

1 bdle.

Contents:
Misc. items, found loose, including: section and rigging of a first rate man of war with descriptive key, ?temp. Trafalgar; Grenville Estate Act, 1849; animadversions on the Poor Bill, 1782 [Gilbert's Act]; portion of The People's Advocate containing report of Parliamentary proceedings upon the presentation of Hunt's petition complaining of his treatment in Ilchester Gaol, 1822.
Sundry late 19th and early 20th cent. items from the papers of Wm. Dickinson III, including an illustrated almanack for 1884 by Kate Greenaway, Christmas, birthday, etc. cards, coloured postcards, etc. [limited nos.] and a copy of the Daily Gleaner (Jamaica), 1901.

PRINTED BOOKS  DD\DN/525  1801-1819

3 vols.

Contents:
An Arrangement .....of the provisions of Acts .....relating to Taxes (1801); (abridged) vol. 2 of Letters and Papers of the Bath and West of England Society (1802) [poor condidition; Catalogue of Books for 1819.

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