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.
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).
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 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)
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.
Some armorial bookplates.
Some non-armorial bookplates and book-labels.
Some booksellers' labels. This is nothing but an idle curiosity on my part.
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.
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
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.