HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS

 

 


 

MANORIAL RECORDS:
COURT ROLLS of the MANOR of OXENHOATH in Hadlow, Kent

RENTAL: Turlingham Manor, Norfolk, 1697 (Jacob MSS)

RENTAL: Of the township of Tynemouth, Northumberland, 1823 (Jacob MSS)

RENTAL: of the Manor of Kirk Levington, in Yorkshire, giving names of tenants and many field names - 1786 (Jacob MSS).

RENTAL: Of the manors of Kirklevington and High Worsal, in Yorkshire - 1786 (Jacob MSS).

RENTAL: of the parish of Chatton, in the county of Northumberland - 1823 (Jacob MSS)

RENTAL: of the township of Rothley, in the parish of Hartburn, county Northumberland 1823 (Jacob MSS).

COURT BOOK of the manor of Kettleborough, in Suffolk; various Courts, 1625-1631 (Jacob MSS).

RENTAL: of the manor of Butlers alias Brendly, in Kent, 1662.

A PARTICULAR of lands and tenements in Chartham, Kent, 1658.

A most important listing of some of the documents relating to the manor of Rusthall, in Speldhurst parish, Kent.

COURT BOOK of the manor of Rusthall, Kent, being a view of Frankpledge and Court Baron of 1716.


PARISH RECORDS:


Introduction to parish records of Saleby, in Lincolnshire.

Churchwardens' Accounts of Saleby, in Lincolnshire,1634, 1646, 1689 and 1701 (Jacob MSS).

Constables' Accounts of Saleby, in Lincolnshire, 1657, 1705 and 1732 (Jacob MSS).

A Sess made in 1646 on inhabitants of Saleby cum Thoreshroppe. in Lincolnshire (Jacob MSS).

Constables, Churchwardens and other accounts of Saleby, Lincolnshire, 1610 - 18th century (Jacob MSS).

Index of Burials for the parish register of the church of St John's in Groombridge, Sussex (1854-1978).

Churchwardens' Account of the parish of St Mary Bredman, Canterbury, Kent, early 18th century.

Churchwardens' Accounts of the parish of St Mary Bredman, Canterbury, Kent, 1616, 1712-1715.

Sess: On some parishioners of St Mary Bredman parish, City of Canterbury, Kent, early 18th century, (Jacob MSS)



DEEDS:

Most of the transcripts/abstracts of deeds that follow are of deeds that are not in public repositories. Some were transcribed as long as 35 years ago and I have not attempted to correct the few typographical errors that may be contained therein. As the volume of material grows, and there are some 10000 items to be posted, they will ultimately be re-organised for convenience's sake.


DEVON, DORSET, SOMERSET & WILTSHIRE: A selection of 29 deeds, 1575-1878 (Jacob MSS).

DORSET: A selection of deeds relating to Christ's Church of Twyneham, in Dorset, (Part 1), 1331-1526 (Jacob MSS).

DORSET: A selection of deeds relating to Christ's Church of Twyneham, in Dorset, (Part 2), 1546-1659 (Jacob MSS).

ESSEX: A selection of 6 deeds relating to the county of Essex, 1344-1896 (Jacob MSS).

HAMPSHIRE: A selection of deeds (1740-1867), the manors of Bishop's Sutton & Old Alresford, Hampshire (Jacob MSS).

HEREFORD: A selection of 16 deeds relating to the county of Hereford, 1690-1841 (Part 1), (Jacob MSS).

KENT: A selection of 33 deeds relating to the county of Kent, 1386-19th century (Part I) (Jacob MSS).

KENT: A selection of 55 deeds relating to the county of Kent, 1413-1844 (Part 2) (Jacob MSS).

KENT: A selection of 83 deeds relating to the county of Kent, 1448-1854 (Part 3) (Jacob MSS).

KENT: A selection of 81 deeds relating to the county of Kent, 1445-1919 (Part 4) (Jacob MSS).

KENT: A selection of 28 deeds relating to the county of Kent, 1598-1864 (Part 5) (Jacob MSS).

KENT: A selection of 24 deeds relating to the county of Kent, 1501-1897 (Part 6) (Jacob MSS).

KENT: A selection of 24 deeds relating to Faversham, in Kent, 1404-1755 (Part 7) (Jacob MSS).

KENT: A selection of 17 deeds relating to the county of Kent (Part 8) (Jacob MSS).

KENT: A selection of 93 deeds relating to the county of Kent, 1420-1671 (Part 9) (Jacob MSS) NEW

KENT: A small selection of Shoreham title deeds, 18th-19th centuries (courtesy of the Shoreham & District Historical Society) NEW

KENT: Abstract to a title of a property in Shoreham, Kent, 18th-19th centuries (courtesy of the Shoreham & District Historical Society). NEW

LANCASHIRE: A selection of deeds relating to the county of Lancashire, 1602-1774 (Part 1) (Jacob MSS).

LANCASHIRE: A selection of 31 deeds relating to the county of Lancashire, 1596-1808 (Part 2) (Jacob MSS).

LANCASHIRE: A selection of 70 deeds relating to the parish of Cartmel, 1603-1872 (Part 3) (Jacob MSS).

LANCASHIRE: A selection of 47 deeds (Part 4) (Jacob MSS).

LINCOLNSHIRE: 2 charters relating to Barnack, next to Stamford, dated 1379 and 1385 (Jacob MSS).

LINCOLNSHIRE: A selection of deeds relating to the county of Lincolnshire, 1667-1811 (Jacob MSS).

LINCOLNSHIRE: A selection of 19 deeds relating to the county of Lincolnshire, 1529-1883 (Jacob MSS).

LONDON: A selection of 21 deeds relating to both the city of London and parts of Middlesex, 1386-1874 (Jacob MSS).

MIDDLESEX: Two statutory declarations made at Mill Hill in 1847.

NORFOLK: A selection of 21 deeds relating to the county of Nrofolk, 1344-1395 (Jacob MSS).

NORFOLK/SUFFOLK: Six deeds relating to the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, 1426-1498 (Jacob MSS).

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE: A selection of 16 deeds relating to the county of Northampton, 1670-1785 (Jacob MSS).

SCOTLAND: 13 deeds relating to Scotland 1487-1798 (Jacob MSS).

SHROPSHIRE: A selection of 20 deeds relating to the county of Shropshire, 1571-1737 (Jacob MSS).

SUSSEX: A selection of 9 deeds relating to the county of Sussex, 1483-1825 (Jacob MSS).

USA: Three deeds relating to Pennsylvania and Virginia, dated 1771-1833 (Jacob MSS).

WALES: One deed relating to the county of Pembroke, dated 1484 (Jacob MSS).

WESTMORELAND: A selection of 12 deeds (Jacob MSS).

YORKSHIRE, CUMBERLAND & WESTMORELAND: A selection of 18 deeds, 1594-1820 (Jacob MSS).

YORKSHIRE: A selection of deeds relating to the county of Yorkshire, 1725-1822 (Jacob MSS).

SOME ANCIENT CHARTERS: ca 1170-1348.

A selection of deeds, ca 1220 - 1884. Countries, counties and areas of interest covered are: Bedfordshire (19), Derbyshire (3), Devonshire (1), France (3), Hampshire (6), Ireland [Masonic] (3), London (2), Masonic (2), Shropshire (9), Somerset (11), Staffordshire (1), Surrey (1), Sussex (3), Warwickshire (5) and Yorkshire (44). (Jacob MSS).

A sales catalogue of deeds of ca 1982, listing 140 deeds of 16th - 19th centuries. They relate to the counties of Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cumberland, Devon, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northampton, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, Wiltshire,Worcestershire, Yorkshire, and Ireland (Jacob MSS).

A selection of 50 deeds, 1510-1903. They relate to the counties of Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Huntingdonshire, London, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and Warwickshire (Jacob MSS).

A selection of 42 deeds, 1190s-1873. They relate to Carmarthenshire (1), Ceylon (1), Canada (Ontario) (1), Hampshire (1), Huntingdonshire (2), India (Calcutta) (1), Kent (4), Lancaster (2), Lincolnshire (6), Middlesex (1), Italy (Naples) (2), Norfolk (4), Normandy (Gouffern Abbey) (4), Shropshire (1), East Indies (Simla) (1), Staffordshire (3), Surrey (1), Sussex (2), Warwickshire (1), Worcestershire (3), Yorkshire (1). (Jacob MSS).

17th/18th wills relating to the Cheeke/Chick family of Somerset (Taunton Records Office).


VARIOUS ACCOUNTS:

Dover Corporation Accounts 1688

Certificate of wages due to the Rt Hon the Earl of Burlington, Capt of his Majesty's band of Gentlemen Pensioners, 1731/2 (Jacob MSS).

An account book: Details of the settlement of the estate of John Selby of Twizzel House, Northumberland (1786-1790) (Jacob MSS)

Receipt for rents paid for marsh land in Burmarsh, Kent, to the French Church in Canterbury, dated 1838.

 

TAX ASSESSMENTS:

Land Tax Assessment: Muston, Leicestershire, 1753 (Jacob MSS)

Land Tax Assessment: Burrough Green, Cambridgeshire, 1710 (Jacob MSS)

Civil War: Series of seven resolutions at the central committee at Maidstone concerning the assessment and collection of taxes for the 'maintenance of the forces raysed by Authrority of Parliament for the service of England and Ireland', 1649 (Jacob MSS).

An assessment of rental values of property in Acton and Old Felton, in Northumberland, on which a cess was based, 1823 (Jacob MSS).

A rental for Kirkley Berridge and Carter Moor, in Northumberland, on which a cess was based, 1824 (Jacob MSS).

Rentals in the township of West Brunton, in Northumberland, on which a cess was based, 1823 (Jacob MSS)


CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence between European monarchs and nobility, 30 letters 1782 - 1851.

Correspondence to the King of the Two Sicilys, congratulating him on the birth of a Prince (Jacob MSS).

A small archive of letters of a Bell family, Quakers, 1736 - late 19th century (Jacob MSS).

A further archive of letters of a Bell family, Quakers, 1720 - 1885 (Jacob MSS).

A further archive of letters of a Bell family, Quakers, 1744 - 1766.

A quantity of letters written by members of the Abbot and Dean families, of the USA, in typescript, in the period 1834 - 1867, including genealogical entries from a family bible of Reverend Amos Abbot (1812-1889) © Frank Dean.

Correspondence by Henry Fox, 4rd Lord Holland to Dr P N Shuttleworth, Bishop of Chichester, 1831-1842 (Jacob MSS).

Letter from Anne Lady Arundell to Monsieur le Chevalier Arundell Anglais, at Rouen, dated 1682 (Jacob MSS).

Petition from Thomas Writtle, Captain of Dover Castle, to George Duke of Albermarle, 1663 (Jacob MSS).

Letter from the Bishop of Salisbury to Reverend Kay of Fittleton, Wiltshire, concerning non-residence 1728 (Jacob MSS)

Letter relating to the affairs of a Sugar Plantation in the West Indies, dated 1822 (Jacob MSS)


JOURNALS/DAYBOOKS/DIARIES

A JOURNAL: Compiled by a Mrs J Innes giving much information on the INNES, BATES,, PENNEY, GROVES, CAMERON and PAIN families, amongst others. Area covered is principally Ireland and Wales, 18th - 19th centuries. About half has been transcibed (Jacob MSS)
For transcript click HERE.
For manuscript remainder click HERE

The diary of Nathaniel Jacob after leaving England from Tilbury for Australia in 1907, communicated to me by the late Trevor Walker Jacob (Jacob MSS). Please click HERE.


MSS TRANSCRIBED FROM PUBLIC RECORDS

CLERGY : A listing of some clergy of England, 12th century - 1500.

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS: Abstract made from a roll of the court of Common Pleas for the county of Kent, dated 1308 (National Archives CP40, Roll 169).

COURT OF KING'S BENCH: Personal names abstracted from a roll of the Court of King's Bench for the county of Kent, dated 1315 (National Archives, KB27, Roll 221).

A list of MINOR OFFICIALS in the service of the King (tempus Edward I)

Another list of MINOR OFFICIALS in the service of the King (tempus Edward I)

PAYMENTS made to mariners of the Cinque Ports (17 Edward I)

TERLINGHAM MANOR, in Folkestone, Kent. A survey of the manor taken from the Inquisition Post Mortem held for it temp Edward I (1272-1307).

BARONS OF THE CINQUE PORTS, summoned to a meeting....circa 1295.

VESSELS OF THE CINQUE PORTS and their masters, who served the King in 1293-4 in Ireland and Scotland.

Lord GRANVILLE to Lord PALMERSTON: Transcripts and abstracts of 117 letters written by Lord Granville (Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville, 1773-1846), British ambassador to Paris, to Lord Palmerston (Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, 1784-1865), Prime Minister of Great Britain, insofar as they relate to the establishment of the Kingdom of Belgium (Part I). They are dated 17th January 1831 – 26th December 1831. The reference is GC/GR, which presumably relates to General Correspondence, being now under National Archives reference FO10 (transcribed by Clive Jacob).

PALMERSTON to GRANVILLE/ GRANVILLE to PALMERSTON: A continuation of the above, 64 letters (GC/GR) (Part II).

Sir Charles BAGOT Bart to PALMERSTON/PALMERSTON to BAGOT: A continuation of the above, 80 letters (GC/BA) (Part III).

Miscellaneous Correspondence: A continuation of the above (Part IV).

BOURNE, in Lincolnshire: Abstracts from plea rolls of 13th - 15th century relating to Bourne, in Lincolnshire, as also outlying villages..

HENDON, in the county of Middlesex, abstracts from plea rolls of 13th - 15th centuries.


BOOKPLATES

Some armorial bookplates.

Some non-armorial bookplates and book-labels.

Some booksellers' labels. This is nothing but an idle curiosity on my part.


ORAL HISTORY

Dan McKewen: His reminiscences, 1820-1910 (Jacob MSS).

Ayrshire Fifty Years Ago, 1856-1906, by Patrick William Campbell.

A recording of Ellen Jacob, my grandmother, reminiscing about her life in Aden and Cairo, with references to Laurence of Arabia.


PHOTOGRAPHS

ADEN and THE YEMEN: A selection of Photographs, 1915-1924.


WORLD WAR II

Letters written by Kenneth Clive Jacob to his mother from Oflag VI/B, a German Prisoner of War Camp.


PEDIGREES FROM FAMILY BIBLES:

BANKS, Bowley, MacNally and Ritchie familes.

EARLE, of Northamptonshire.

HARDY, and other families, of Bourne, Lincolnshire

HIRST, and other families Jackson and Walker.

JACOB, of Oxfordshire

PARKER, of Bourne, Lincolnshire

STEPHENSON, of Lincolnshire

WARD, SMITH and RICHARDS

HARRIS, ROWLES and TAILOR, of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and London.

WALTHAM, of Lincolnshire


MISCELLANEOUS

WILTSHIRE PALL ACCOUNTS. These relate to villages around Marlborough, Wiltshire, and largely give accounts for money expended on palls. A good number of personal names are given. 18th century (Jacob MSS).

MINERALS, ROCKS AND METALS. A treatise on... in a 14th century hand. This was part of a binding of a 16th century Court Book, possibly a translation from the Greek original (Jacob MSS).

CANADA, NOVA SCOTIA: A grant made by King George IV on 6th November 1821 of 26.760 acres of land in Nova Scotia to officers and men of a number of British regiments. Names of grantees and plots of land are given in detail (Jacob MSS).

JACOB'S CREEK: A major branded wine, but where did its name come from?

JACOB'S BISCUITS: But who made them?

IN MEMORIAM CARDS: circa 150 cards, largely from 19th century, relating to Barrow, Dalton, Ulverston, in Lancashire.

COLDITZ, Germany: Statement of tax owed on Beer and Wine by 'the poor people of Colditz'. Dated 3rd January 1496.

DUCK DECOYS: A well researched and illustrated Power Point presentation on Duck Decoys, by Roger Callow. © 2010 Roger Callow.

A SMALL COLLECTION of Victorian Christmas and New Year cards.

 

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