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Reference DD\SA
Covering dates 1546-1925
Held by Somerset Archive and Record Service
Extent 8 boxes.
Source of acquisition C/1473
Arrangement SAMBORNE OF TIMSBURY
1-11 Deeds of Timsbury
12-14 Deeds of other Somerset parishes
15-20 Deeds relating to other counties
21-25 Litigation papers
26-28 Timsbury coalworks
29-39 Personal and family interests
NB 29-35, 37, 39 reclaimed by depositor, May 1967 (EAS, 1978)
SAVAGE OF MIDSOMER NORTON
40-60 Deeds of Midsomer Norton
61-65 Deeds of other Somerset parishes
66 Deeds of Bristol (rectius Samborne family)
67-75 Savage family personal affairs
76-82 Coal, railway and general estate affairs

Contents:
This accumulation was received in two separate trunks and was found upon examination to consist of two distinct family holdings, one trunk relating to the Samborne family of Timsbury, the other to the Savage family of Midsomer Norton and this distinction has been maintained in this catalogue, as the list of contents above will show. Both families had long associations with their respective parishes and the link between the two at a comparatively recent date will be made clear below.
The records surviving show the Savage family established in Midsomer Norton from at least the Restoration and the following outline pedigree (which could be extended by more detailed examination of the collection) traces the main family line for over two hundred years
The Samborne family had been even longer at Timsbury, for the earliest reference in the collection is to the partition of Lisle estates in 1546 when the manor of Timsbury (inter alia) fell to John Samborne. The manorial lordship was sold to Alexander Popham in 1658, but the mansion house and demesne lands were retained. The male line of Samborne died out with the death of Thomas Samborne in 1723 and the Timsbury House estate eventually passed to the family of his nephew, Thomas Palmer, much, if not all, of it being re-united in the hands of Samborne Stucley Palmer in the early 19th century (Thomas Samborne bequeathed one third shares in his Timsbury estates to his sisters Mary (later Bull) and Martha and his nephew Thomas Palmer. These shares eventually all vested in the latter and he left two thirds to his grandson, Samborne Palmer, and one third ultimately to his daughter, Mary Barns Palmer (later Smith) - see DD\SA6 for the attempt to put his wishes in this respect on a regular and legal footing. Probably all Mary's share eventually returned to Samborne Palmer's son (see DD\SA9)). He assumed the additional name Samborne in 1840 and it was his sister Elizabeth Ann who married Thomas Savage in 1822.
Elizabeth Ann Savage, by her will (proved 1887) left a life interest in her estates to Anna Maria Frances Leeds, with remainder to Augustus Rowley Brooke Leeds, but if he should die without a son then the estate passed absolutely to her nephew Samborne Stucley Palmer Samborne. The first and last named both died in 1904 and A.R.B. Leeds died in 1922 without leaving a son and John Stucley Palmer Samborne inherited, as son of S.S.P. Samborne.
The Savage section of the records were, presumably, received at this date, although the Savage real estate had largely been sold in 1888 [see DD\SA42], apart from certain coal interests.



Chief mansion house and demesne lands of Timsbury  DD\SA/1  1546-1680

10 docts.

Contents:
[Lands named in several 17th cent. deeds].
Copy deed of 1546 is a partition between Thomas Denys and John Samborne, both being cousins and heirs to Dame Mary Lisle, of the manors of Timsbury and Upsydling, Maiden Newton, Hemsworth (co. Dorset) and Ballingborne (Isle of Wight), the advowson of Timsbury and the moiety of the advowson of Shynglyng passing to Samborne, and the manors of South Shorwell, Shynglyng, Rewe and Bonchurch, with the advowson of South Shorwell and the moiety of the advowson of Shynglyng (all Isle of Wight) passing to Denys.
Deed of 1658 is conveyance by Maudley Samborne to Alexander Popham of Hunstrete of the manor of Timsbury, reserving the advowson, the chief messuage and demesne lands, etc. schedules attached of deeds to be produced and of copyhold and leasehold estates excepted [see also DD\SA 7 below]
Deed of 1676 is settlement by Maudley Samborne on his family. Deed of 1680 is settlement previous to marriage of Thomas Samborne and Rebecca, dau. of Robt. Burdett of Shalborne (co. Wilts.).

Recovery (and associated deeds)  DD\SA/2  1721

4 docts.

Contents:
Relating to chief mansion house and demesne lands, suffered by Thos. Samborne.

Recovery (and associated deeds)  DD\SA/3  1729

10 docts.

Contents:
Relating to the third shares in property as in DD\SA 2 above, devised by Thos. Samborne to his sisters Mary and Martha and to Thos. Palmer.

Deeds  DD\SA/4  1743,1749

4 docts.

Contents:
Relating to Martha Samborne's third share of part of the demesne lands, which descended to Thos. Palmer.

Deeds relating to settlements previous to the marriage of Samborne Palmer of Timsbury and Gratiana, dau. of Richard Stucley of Chulmleigh, Devon, surgeon, 1794  DD\SA/5  1794

6 docts.

Contents:
Relating to the chief mansion house, certain lands [named] and other messuages and a shop in Timsbury.

Various deeds, leases and documents relating to title to the above property  DD\SA/6  1723-1892

12 docts.

Contents:
Including: an abstract of title, 1654-1794; copy wills of Thos. Samborne of Timsbury, esq., 1723, and of Thos. Palmer of Timsbury, esq., 1762; settlement of trust money (charged upon the Timsbury estate) by four of the daughters of Thos. Samborne, as bequeathed by their grandfather, Maudley Samborne, 1723; agreement for settling differences between Samborne Palmer and Mary Barnes Smith, ?his aunt [see also 22 below], 1785; draft deed of exchange, 1785, between the same parties to make a partition of the Timsbury estates in accordance with the directions of Thos. Palmer's will; and lease of Timsbury House, 1870.

SAMBORNE OF TIMSBURY  DD\SA/7  1581-1640

10 docts.

Contents:
Inquisitions, grants of wardship, etc., being numbers 2, 5-12, as listed in the schedule attached to the deed of 1658 in DD\SA 1 above, with the addition of one associated document not included in that schedule: copy valor of estates of John Samborne, 1581; inquisition post mortem Sir Barnaby Samborne, 1610, and of his widow, Lady Margaret Samborne, 1626; and grants of wardship, etc., relating to Maudley Samborne.

Deeds of closes called Musle Mead and Champneys Hurst  DD\SA/8  1657-1761

25 docts.

Contents:
And several pieces 'thentofore of arable ground lying sometime dispersedly in the common fields' [according to deed of purchase by Thos. Samborne Palmer of 1761]; previous owners, Browne of Newton St Loe, later of Timsbury, and subsequently Lye alias Ley of Stanton Prior.
Deed of 1711 is settlement previous to marriage of Barnabas Lye, jun., and Dina, dau. of Thos. Kelston of Farmborough.
King of Hearts playing card used as bundle label.

Deeds of a house given to Samborne Stucley Palmer  DD\SA/9  1815,1837

5 docts.

Contents:
Being part, if not the whole, of the 3rd share of the Timsbury estate which passed to Mary Barns Smith from her father, Thos. Palmer.

Misc. unconnected deeds, generally involving the Samborne family  DD\SA/10  1585-1853

6 docts.

Contents:
Including the Lower House, 1585, Tyning Close, 1758, and moiety of Hayswood Colliery, 1853. The last-named is a copy settlement previous to marriage of Rev. Richard Lane Palmer Samborne of Timsbury House, clerk, and Ellen Ferguson of Bath, spr.
Presentment of homage of exchanges between two tenants and the lord of the manor, 1658.

Loose leases of various properties (Samborne family lessors)  DD\SA/11  1576-1711, 1786, 1861

19 docts.

Contents:
Including arable in the South Field, 1659, house and land in Ridens Lane [house very probably built between 1659 and 1694], arable in the East Field, 1679, cottage opposite a blacksmith's shop, 1786, and Timsbury Sleight Farm, 1861.

Loose deeds: various messuages  DD\SA/12  1676-1786

3 docts.

Contents:
Including one opposite the churchyard, and numerous lands [named] in Evercreech, and house, mills and land at Prestleigh in Doulting, 1786 (1); Taylers Tenement in Filton alias Whitchurch, 1678 (1); Heale House in Heale Lane in Frome, 1676(1).

House called Rydens and lands [named]  DD\SA/13  1750-1774

3 docts.

Contents:
Held on lease by the Parsons family. All deeds endorsed, 'lot 31'.

Deeds of properties in various parishes  DD\SA/14  1591-1731

6 docts.

Contents:
Lands [named] in Midsomer Norton, 1694 (1); probate of the will of Eliz. Tudor, Bristol, wid., 1730 (pr. 1731); Pile Farm at Trudoxhill in Nunney, 1674, 1693, (2); land in Paulton, 1591 (1); land in Wells and messuage and land in Wedmore, 1685 (1).

Settlement previous to marriage of the Rev. Saml. Hart and Ann, dau. of Hy. Cory  DD\SA/15  1806

3 docts.

Contents:
All of Holsworthy, relating to houses there and in Chulmleigh.

Deeds relating to the manor of Upsydling  DD\SA/16  1564-1607

7 docts.

Contents:
1564-1597, and to an annuity therefrom, 1595; deed of Maiden Newton Farm in Maiden Newton, 1568; deed of annuity out of the manor of Turner's Puddle, 1607.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE deeds  DD\SA/17  1594-1730

6 docts.

Contents:
Deeds of Bitton, 1594 (1), Clifton, 1654, 1660 (2), including the manor, Wickwar and St. James, 1730 (1), and Barwick, 1647, 1655 (2), including the manor.

HAMPSHIRE deed  DD\SA/18  1651

1 doc

Contents:
Manor or farm called Candivers and Brians in Hartley Mauditt: settlement previous to marriage of Robt. Burdett of West Worldham (Hants.) and Rebecca, dau. of Roger Knight of Greenham in Thatcham (Berkshire).

Property in Llanvair Kilgeddin (Prichard family), 1684, and Llanarth, Monmouth, 1698.  DD\SA/19  1684,1698

2 docs

WILTSHIRE deeds  DD\SA/20  1586-1737

4 docts.

Contents:
Two thirds of the manor of Bury Blunsdon in Highworth [Barnaby Samborne, grantor], 1586; the shop, 1679, and a small piece of land, 1716, both in Arworth alias Arford in Bradford (2); land in Seagry, 1737.

NUNNEY ESTATE misc. papers  DD\SA/21  1682-1799

1 bdle.

Contents:
Cases for opinion, abstract of title, etc., relating to title to an estate at Nunney (Court House 'adjoining or near the churchyard'), which had formerly belonged to the Samborne family and which passed by the marriage of Sarah Samborne to Edward Flower (ante 1692) to the latter's family and to their daughter who married Robt. Whithear; equity of redemption claimed by Samborne Palmer upon deaths of Robt. Whithear, his wife and his daughter, 1774-1782, with copies or originals of earlier documents, including surveys of Court House and Pile Farm in Nunney, 1682 and n.d.
The bundle also contains other papers not apparently connected with this case: (a) Broadribb (of Hallatrow) - dispute about conditions of settlement involving leasehold property (Samborne Palmer, an arbitrator), 1793-1799; (b) opinions as to title to the advowson of Timsbury, 1781-1782; (c) papers and corresp. of the Bull family concerning the trusts under Thos. Samborne's will and the third share of the latter's sister, Mary Bull, 1723-1745.

PALMER ESTATES papers  DD\SA/22  1769-1770

5 docts.

Contents:
Draft bill, answers, etc., concerning control of the Timsbury estates of Samborne Palmer, while a minor [see also DD\SA/6 above]

PALMER ESTATES papers  DD\SA/23  1830-1836

1 bdle.

Contents:
Draft case, lease, bond, corresp. etc., concerning a tenancy dispute (arrears of rent) at Timsbury between Samborne Stucley Palmer and his tenant, Jas. Phillips.

DORSET ESTATE papers  DD\SA/24  1850

13 docts.

Contents:
Copies of case [without opinions], statements and deeds relating to a claim, after a lapse of 2-300 years to the Maiden Newton estate.
There is no indication that the matter was ever continued beyond this point.

LEGAL EXPENSES  DD\SA/25  1832-1849,1865

15 docts.

Contents:
Legal expenses incurred on behalf of S.S.P. Samborne by Messrs. Rees Mogg, generally relating to coal works and purchases of real estate, 1832-49 (14); ditto for Mrs Samborne by W.P. Bullen, 1865 (1).

Copies of articles of partnership  DD\SA/26  1791

8 docts.

Contents:
Messrs. Mogg, Crang, Crang, Palmer and Co. in the New Tyning and Grove Coal Works in Timsbury and draft leases preparatory to the same.

Agreement between Samborne Palmer and Mary Barnes Smith  DD\SA/27  1762-1806

14 docts.

Contents:
Concerning shares in coalworks and linked with the agreement in DD\SA 26 above, 1791; cases, with opinion, concerning coal shares involving the above partnership, 1789, 1804; extracts from wills (Hodges, Bush, Mogg, Adams), 1762-1806; various authorities, consents, etc., given by partners, lessor, etc., 1793-1804.

Valuations of coalworks and resolution as to shares in coalworks  DD\SA/28  1865,1874

c.2 docts.

Contents:
(Heyswood and Mearns in Timsbury).

WILLS, ETC. [Reclaimed by depositor]  DD\SA/29  1627-1815

9 docts.

Contents:
Martha Samborne, 1748, pr.1751; Thos. Samborne, 1723 [an orig. will]; Margaret, Lady Samborne, 1626, pr. 1627; Anthony Palmer of Ashwick, 1714 [letters of admon.]; Samborne Palmer, 1814, pr.1815; Richard Stucley of Chulmleigh (Devon), 1807, pr.1812; Hy Bull, 1734, pr.1735; Mary Bull, wid., 1746, pr.1747.
All persons of Timsbury and all documents probate copies of wills unless otherwise specified.

Commissions to Thos. Samborne to be captain of a Company of Foot  DD\SA/30  1681-1685

3 docts.

Contents:
Under signatures of the Earl of Winchilsea, 1681, and the Duke of Somerset, 1683,1685. [Reclaimed by depositor]

SAMBORNE PEDIGREES; [Reclaimed by depositor]  DD\SA/31-33  c.1605-1687

3 docts.

Contents:
Illuminated pedigree of Samborne (4 generations) - identical with the 1623 Visitation (DD\SA 31); MS. pedigree of over 20 generations of the Samborne family from the Conquest to the early 17th cent., with a full achievement of arms in colour at the head: according to the text [written by Hamlett Sonckye] these quarter Sambueren of Burgandy, De la Revier, Hamfrevill and Moleneux (DD\SA 32); copy on parchment of DD\SA 32 taken down to 1687 and signed by Francis Sandford, Lancaster Herald (DD\SA 33)

PALMER GENEALOGY [Reclaimed by depositor]  DD\SA/34  (mainly) 1840

1 bdle.

Contents:
Background papers accumulated in proof of the descent of Samborne Palmer from the Samborne family, presumably during the business of application for licence to assume the latter name, including correspondence from the College of Heralds, copy will of Anthony Palmer of Ston Easton, 1709, pr.1710, copy admon. of Anthony Palmer of Ashwick, 1714, extracts from registers, pedigree notes, etc.
With these papers is an abstract of Samborne Palmer's title to the demesne lands at Timsbury, 1654-1790.

SAMBORNE GENEALOGY [Reclaimed by depositor]  DD\SA/35  1885-1940

1 bdle.

Contents:
Misc. items relating to the Samborne families of England and America, including printed works by V.C. Samborn, The Sambornes of England and America (1885), The American and English Sambornes (1895), The First Sambornes of Hampton in New Hampshire (1897) and The English Ancestry of the American Samborns (1916), an article on Timsbury House in the Bristol Times and Mirror, 1913, copy of proceedings in the Court of Requests, 1599 (copies 1911), relating to Samborne of Timsbury, photograph of Timsbury House, galley proofs of article on the Sambornes of Somersetshire, pedigree showing the relationship between Lansdown, Kelson and Samborne families (compiled 1940), dating from mid 16th cent., and corresp. generally of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Very miscellaneous papers  DD\SA/36  1637-1904

1 bdle.

Contents:
Including valuation of the parsonage and the glebe of Timsbury, c.1700 (including interesting references to inclosure by exchange), poor rate assessment for Timsbury, 1801, 6 inch O.S. sheet (1904 ed.) marking Timsbury House Estate, rental of the manor of Timsbury, 1637, and a notebook containing an account of a [?business] journey from Timsbury to Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, with details of expenditure on the way, 1791.

Family letters of the Palmer (Samborne) family  DD\SA/37  1819-1843

21 docts.

Contents:
Mainly between Mrs. Palmer and her Lane relatives, including a passport, 1826, and a letter from Dr. Arnold of Rugby, 1842. [Reclaimed by depositor]

TRUST AND EXECUTORSHIP PAPERS  DD\SA/38  1851-1925

1 bdle. and 9 docts.

Contents:
Executorship papers, vouchers, etc., for S.S.P. Samborne (d. 1865), 1865-70, estate duty return, 1925, corresp. about the Samborne trust, 1888, and about the Savage trust, 1866, etc.

FAMILY MISCELLANEA [Reclaimed by depositor]  DD\SA/39  ?1694-1887

1 bundle

Contents:
Envelope containing a small number of bills and vouchers for J.S.P. Samborne at Eton, 1874; sale catalogue of furniture, etc., at Winkleigh Court, N.Devon, 1887; copy memorial about the education of the Prince of Wales, n.d., ?c.1770; sermon preached at the funeral of Mrs. M. Samborne, ?1694. (Landed Gentry has 1690)

MIDSOMER NORTON, ETC. deeds  DD\SA/40  1733,1799

5 docts.

Contents:
Land (40 acres, named), (See also DD\SA 56) two messuages wherein Robt. Savage formerly and Martha Savage, mother of John S., lately dwelt, and other land (named) in Midsomer Norton, all formerly purchased by John Savage of John Tooker; land in Puriton, purchased by Wm. Savage of Midsomer Norton, yeo., decd., of Richard Dando of Paulton; and messuages and lands in Timsbury and High Littleton, purchased by Wm. Brice.
There are references to the North, North East and South East Fields ?of Timsbury.
Earliest deed is settlement previous to marriage of Wm. Savage, s. and heir of John Savage, decd., both of Midsomer Norton and Ann, dau. of Wm. Brice of Timsbury, yeo., decd.

John Savage's purchase deed  DD\SA/40A  1705

3 docts.

Contents:
Of the two messuages where Robt. Savage formerly dwelt, etc., being part of property in DD\SA 40 above.

Savage trust  DD\SA/41  1859-1888

7 docts.

Contents:
Deeds of disclaimer by trustees and appointment of new trustees under will of Thos. Savage of Midsomer Norton (d.1859) - a Samborne is named in both deeds - arbitrators' award and partition of estates in Midsomer Norton and shares in collieries in Midsomer Norton and Timsbury [map on deed as 1869], involving the widow and daughter in law of Thos. Savage.
Schedules of properties, described by tithe numbers.

Deeds of Norton House  DD\SA/42  1887-1888

8 docts.

Contents:
And other property sold by Mrs. Anna Maria Frances Leeds, as heiress to Eliz. Ann Savage, decd.
[See also DD\SA 72 below]

Messuage called Keinsham and lands at Clandown  DD\SA/43  1741-1767

5 docts.

Contents:
In the manor and parish of Midsomer Norton, mortgaged by the Pearce family and ultimately assigned to Wm. Savage.

Messuage, adjg. cottage and lands [named]  DD\SA/44  1693-1782

20 docts.

Contents:
One piece of which land was ultimately conveyed to Wm. Savage by Thos. Pow, whose family had been involved throughout the whole period of these deeds.
Probate of will of Thos. Pow of Clandown in Midsomer Norton, yeo., 1722, pr.1731.
Deed of 1705 is a covenant to levy a fine relating to the above and numerous other properties in Midsomer Norton recently sold to various purchasers by the Tooker family of Norton Hall.

Close called the New Enclosure or Tyning  DD\SA/45  1696-1786

17 docts.

Contents:
(4a.) at Norton Down near Wall Style [enclosed between 1696 and 1742], purchased ultimately by Wm. Savage; previously James and Jones families successively, both of Midsomer Norton.
Copy wills of George Jones of Midsomer Norton carpenter, 1766, pr. 1767, and Jas. Jones 1780, admon. 1780, and Saml. Springer, 1772, pr. 1780, both of Kilmersdon, cordwainers.

Messuage (converted in the period into two houses) and garden  DD\SA/46  1721-1788

12 docts.

Contents:
And another messuage at Diverse Hill, assigned ultimately to Wm. Parsons
Deed of 1748 is settlement previous to marriage of Robt., s. of Geo. Jones of Midsomer Norton, and Joanna, dau. of Samuel Springer of Kilmersdon.
Probates of wills of Geo. Jones and Saml. Springer [as in DD\SA 45], admon. with will annexed of Jas. Jones, 1780, admon. 1788, and admon. of Mary Joyce (formerly Jones) of Kilmersdon, 1788.

Three messuages and small pieces of land [named]  DD\SA/47  1705-1794

18 docts.

Contents:
Ultimately acquired by Wm. Savage.
Several deeds, 1705-1735, refer to a messuage in a place called the Island in addition to some of the land involved and this may be one of the three messuages acquired by Wm. Savage; schedule of deeds annexed to deed of 1705 relating both to this last-named messuage and to charges on the manor of Midsomer Norton, from 1668.
Another deed of 1705 is conveyance to John Savage of two messuages, wherein the latter's grandfather, Robt. Savage, formerly lived, formerly part of the manor of Midsomer Norton, with schedule of deeds from 1651 annexed.

Close called Upper Norton Piece  DD\SA/48  1809-1811

4 docts.

Contents:
Acquired by Wm. Savage.
Abstract of title.

Messuage called Tinkers and lands [named]  DD\SA/49  1819

3 docts.

Contents:
Messuage nr. North Bridge in the village, then in four tenements and three other houses, purchased by Wm. Savage from Earl Waldegrave.

Assignments of leasehold properties to Thos. Savage  DD\SA/50  1822-1836

5 docts.

Contents:
Including messuage at Diverse Hill (See also DD\SA 46 above) and various cottages, etc., formerly comprising the Kings Arms Inn, and other cottages.

Admissions to copyhold property  DD\SA/51  1786, 1837, 1867

10 docts.

Contents:
Held of the manor of Midsomer Norton, firstly of Thos. Savage, 1837, and then of his widow, 1867, including water grist mill.
Earliest document is a Justices' order, with plans, stopping up roads in Midsomer Norton.

Small pieces of land [named]  DD\SA/52  1730-1761

14 docts.

Contents:
References to land in the arable fields and other land lately enclosed/tyned in exchange of 1743.
Probate of will of Wm. Hooper of Midsomer Norton, maltster, 1753, pr. 1754.

Various deeds  DD\SA/53  1709-1826

10 docts.

Contents:
Including: messuage and water grist mill, parcel of the manor of Midsomer Norton Parsonage, 1755 (1); messuage, water grist mills and malt mill under one roof, late parcel of a farm called the farm of Midsomer Norton and lands [named], bought by Wm. Savage, 1780 (2); Duchy lease of coalworks at Welton Farm in S.E. part of manor, 1813, with map, and declaration as to shares between partners, 1814 [Jas. Savage, a partner] (2) [See also DD\SA 56]
In addition there are:
lease, 1709, of a messuage and land in Mells - Christopher Timewell of Mells, lessee (1); quitclaim relating to James' family trust, Wm. Savage a trustee, 1750 (1)

Deeds mainly involving the Carter family  DD\SA/54  1726-1832

13 docts.

Contents:
(Of various parishes), of which the Midsomer Norton documents relate to property as in DD\SA 50 above, including part of the former Kings Arms Inn and other cottages.
Timsbury coal lease, 1726 (1); two messuages and land in High Littleton and Timsbury, 1726 (1); two cottages at Pitcott in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, 1796 (1): all involving the Carter family.

Various deeds  DD\SA/55  1740-1856

5 docts.

Contents:
Messuage called Redmans in the manor and parish of Chilcompton, messuage in Green Street in St Michael without the North Gate of Bath, messuage called Francis over the bridge in Wellow, and arable in Widcombe Field in Lyncombe and Widcombe, 1740 (1) - James family of Bath, etc. trust deed: Including John James of Wilmington in James City and County in Virginia, tobacco planter. Wm. Savage a trustee for sale; coal under messuage and lands [named] in Timsbury, 1791 (1); admission to messuage and water grist mill, 1826 (1), as in DD\SA 51; Sun fire policy on Capt. Thos. Savage's house in Midsomer Norton, 1838 (1); piece of land in Midsomer Norton, 1856 (1)

Deeds, etc., of various properties  DD\SA/56  1696-1809

21 docts.

Contents:
Land (40 acres, named), formerly part of Hentons Farm, 1696 (4); land in Midsomer Norton, 1719 (1) - Bull family; settlement previous to marriage of John Langford, tanner, and Sarah, dau. of Wm. Brice, all of Timsbury relating to house, tanyard, etc., at Dunford in Timsbury and six closes of copyhold land in Midsomer Norton, called Rodfords Tanners Trade 1724 (1); land in Lyncombe and Widcombe, 1731 (1); messuage called Woodhouse and lands in Chilcompton and Midsomer Norton, 1737 (2); settlement previous to marriage of Wm. Lansdown, yeo., and Eliz., dau. of Ann Harris, all of Radstock, relating to messuage called Fryes and lands [including arable in the East and West Fields] in Radstock, 1746 (2); copy will of Thos. Walker of Midsomer Norton, shop keeper, 1754 (1); messuage and water grist mill, held of the manor of Midsomer Norton Parsonage, 1755, 1756 (2); coal under land called The Tyning in Timsbury, 1757 (1); cottage in Midsomer Norton, 1776, 1777 (2); copy will of Danl. Taylor of St Mary Redcliff, Bristol, 1778 (1); probate of will of Edw. Crady of Midsomer Norton, cordwainer, 1797; exchanges involving members of the Savage family, 1808, 1809 (3) See also DD\SA 40
See also DD\SA 53

Misc. unconnected deeds  DD\SA/57  1766-1874

11 docts.

Contents:
House called Tinkers, 1766, 1767 (3) - Edw. Crady, a party; land, purchased by Wm. Savage from Thos. Pow, 1792 (2); certificate of contract for redemption of Wm. Savage's land tax, 1799 (1); cottage, copyhold of the manor of Midsomer Norton Parsonage, 1808 (1); exchange of land between Thos. Savage and the trustees of Midsomer Norton Charity School, 1828 (1); Duchy grant of land, 1848 (1); conveyance of land to the Somerset and Dorset Railway Co., 1874 (2)

Documents relating to coal interests  DD\SA/58  1765-1820

4 docts.

Contents:
Coal leases, 1765, 1820, partnership articles, 1765, and statement of monthly value of coal produced at the Welton mine, 1765-66.

Leases of Norton Hill Colliery and licence to work coal under Folly Wood.  DD\SA/59  1846-1911

6 docts.

Deed relating to a close of land in Midsomer Norton  DD\SA/60  1754-1811

25 docts.

Contents:
Bought by Savage from Lansdown, 1807, and copy deeds relating to this and other Lansdown property, consisting of various messuages, including one formerly called Windes or Wannes and subsequently from at least 1795 known as the Bell Inn, another called Friers tenement and another with a smith's shop, and lands [named], all in Radstock.
Copy settlements on marriages of Jas. Lansdown of Radstock and Sarah, dau. of John Buckler of Warminster, Wilts., 1766, and of Jas. Lansdown of Bristol and Mary Eliza. dau. of Thos. Biddle of High Wycombe, Bucks., 1798.
Copy wills of John Lansdown, 1739 [pr. 1754], and Jas. Lansdown of 1782, both of Radstock.

Deeds of property in Johnstone and Daniel Streets  DD\SA/61  1811-1872

16 docts.

Contents:
[Developed, 1810-1811]; earliest deed recites back to creation of plots in 1810 and describes houses as 'unfinished' or 'lately erected' and gives details of order of development: house on 8th plot in Johnstone Street sold to Savage.
Latest document is lease of 12 Johnstone Street.

HOLCOMBE AND KILMERSDON; Four messuages [recovery].  DD\SA/62  1686

1 doct.

PAULTON; Lands (15½ acres, named)  DD\SA/63  1734

3 docts.

Contents:
Formerly enclosed out of West Field.

PAULTON; Lease of coal mines  DD\SA/64  1871-1887

4 docts.

Contents:
Under land called Rudgeways [map on deed], 1871, and succession duty papers relating to the same, 1887.

TIMSBURY; Lease of meadow called Buttons Moor  DD\SA/65  1767

1 doc

Contents:
To the Proprietors of Mearns Coalwork [Wm. Savage, lessor]

BRISTOL; Fee farm rents issuing out of houses built  DD\SA/66  1754-1813

13 docts.

Contents:
[c. 1793] on plots of ground on a newly laid out street called (St) Paul Street in St Paul, Bristol, 1793-1813: Samborne Palmer of Timsbury involved - deed of 1801 relates to dissolution of business partnership between Samborne Palmer and Saml. Rogers of Bristol (as maltsters, brewers and lime burners).
Settlement previous to marriage of Benj. Milward, formerly of Frome and then of Keynsham, and Mary Hill Palmer, dau. of Thos. Samborne Palmer of Timsbury, relates to property in Evercreech as in DD\SA 12, 1786.
Deeds of 1741, 1754, 1773 relate respectively to property in St Mary Redcliffe, St James and Temple, Bristol.
Playing card (6 of diamonds) used as label.

SAVAGE WILLS  DD\SA/67  1866-1900

7 docts.

Contents:
Probates of will of Frederick Stukeley Savage, 1866 (pr. 1866), Eliz. Ann Savage of Midsomer Norton, wid., 1886 (pr. 1887), and of Lydia Johnson Palmer of Bath, spr., 1887 (pr. 1888); opinions on wills of Thos. and Eliz. Ann Savage, 1866, 1887; solicitors' costs on behalf of the latter's trustees, 1889-1900.

Savage executorship - release of claims on estates.  DD\SA/68  1815

1 doct.

Savage Family; Affidavits, pedigree, extracts from registers  DD\SA/69  1717,1832

11 docts.

Contents:
Compiled c.1832 and covering three generations of the Savage family for proof of title.
Letters of adminstration for John Maynard of Midsomer Norton.

Security for loan to Frederick Stukeley Savage  DD\SA/70  1857,1858

3 docts.

Contents:
Charged upon the Bathwick property as in DD\SA 61 and subject to uses of Thos. Savage's marriage settlement.

Papers relating to Major Frederick S. Savage  DD\SA/70a  1846-1886

1 bdle.

Contents:
Including army commissions under sign manual of Victoria, 1846-67; corresp. to Mrs. Savage, 1868-70; solicitors' charges for Mrs. Savage relating to land purchased of the Somerset and Dorset Railway Co., 1885-6.

Releases in respect of administration of trusts of Thos. Savage's marriage settlement or under his will.  DD\SA/71  1887,1888

3 docts.

Deeds of appointment, etc.  DD\SA/72  1887-1923

4 bdles.

Contents:
Solicitors' correspondence and accounts of their charges, all relating to trusts under the will of Mrs. Eliz. A. Savage, including conveyance and release of real and personal estate to John Stukely Palmer Samborne, 1923, and schedules of documents relating to Savage properties.
The correspondence largely relates to the sales of property in 1887-8 [see DD\SA 42 above]

Commissions to Thos. Savage as Ensign  DD\SA/73  1805,1806

2 docts.

Contents:
1805, and Lieutenant, 1806, in the 14th or Bedfordshire Regiment of Foot.

Grant of arms to Wm. Savage, esq.  DD\SA/74  1815

1 doct.

Contents:
[The seals of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms were found to have been detached prior to deposit in the Somerset Record Office]

Probate of will of Thos. Salmon  DD\SA/75  1808,1813

4 docts.

Contents:
Of Stratton-on-the-Fosse, 1808, pr. 1808, and releases involving Jas. and Wm. Savage as his trustees.

COAL; Papers  DD\SA/76  1895-1898

1 bdle.

Contents:
Relating to application for a mineral lease by Messrs. Beauchamp at Norton Hill Colliery, including report on his application, opinions, observations, corresp., tracings of plans.

Detailed report  DD\SA/77  1887-1889

1 bdle.

Contents:
On claim by Mr. Beauchamp against the Welton Hill Colliery in respect of trespass, corresp. relating to the same claim and balance sheet of the colliery, 1889.

Corresp., etc.  DD\SA/78  1903-1909

1 bdle.

Contents:
Addressed to Messrs. Rees Mogg and Davy, solicitors, of Cholwell, acting on behalf of the Savage Trust and principally concerned with the royalties arising from the Norton Hill Colliery.

Accounts of coal worked and rent due from Norton Hill Colliery.  DD\SA/79  1903-1914

1 bdle.

Reports on Norton Hill Colliery and its working  DD\SA/80  1915-1922

1 bdle.

Contents:
With particular reference to royalties due to the Trustees of the Savage estate; valuation, 1922.

RAILWAY AFFAIRS  DD\SA/81  1872-1886

1 bdle.

Contents:
Papers, drafts, corresp., plans, printed bill of complaint involving Mrs. Savage of Norton House and the Somerset and Dorset Railway Co. - firstly, concerning land purchased for the railway and compensation to be paid, secondly complaint about the non-fulfilment of agreement about accommodation works and finally, the re-conveyance of surplus land.

Book of reference to [missing] map of Thos. Savage's estates  DD\SA/82  1822-1848

1 vol. and 6 docs

Contents:
In Midsomer Norton, surveyed by T.O. Bennett of Bruton, 1822; loose papers, including extracts from parish valuations relating to Thos. Savage's property, 1837, 1848, and a list of various fields and acreages with dates of purchase by various members of the Savage family between 1696 and 1811, n.d., w/m 1827.

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