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manuscriptsThe Manuscripts collection comprises documents relating to Wimbledon including: deeds to property; records of local associations; papers collected by or related to notable local residents; documents relating to the history of local military organisations and hospitals; and parish and vestry records.

Diary
Accession number: LDWIM000097
Class: Manuscripts
Description: The Diaries of Henry C. Forde, 1858-1882, 1889, 1890, 1896. Written in 28 Letts diaries; bound in publisher's cloth, gilt extra.   He was a civil engineer resident during this period at No.1 Ridgway Place. See also  LDWIM000641- notes on the diaries by Guy Parsloe.  
Minutes
Accession number: LDWIM000415
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Wimbledon, Merton & Morden Moral Welfare Association. (also Southwark Diocesan Association for the Care of Friendless Girls, Wimbledon Home, and Haygarth-Witts Memorial Home for Mothers & Babies, and Moral Welfare Association for London Borough of Merton) Note: All cases are reported anonymously. (5 large notebooks, 1 ledger, 2 small notebooks, 3 folders, a collection of printed matter).   1.  Ledger (hard covers, leather spine). Receipts and expenditure, 1 May 1906 - April 1939, for the Wimbledon Home of the Southwark Diocesan Association for the Care of Friendless Girls.  (This was at 47 Haydons Road, 1900-1921, and 56 Gap Road, 1921 until destruction in World War II) 2.  Hard-covered notebook.  Minutes of the Home Committee 4 June 1930 - 4 March 1936.  Notes of monthly receipts and expenses loosely inserted. 3.  Hard-covered notebook.  Minutes of the Home Committee, 1 April 1936- 1 December 1937 with, as loose inserts, printed copy of the Southwark Diocesan Assoc. for Preventive and Rescue Work "The Wimbledon and Merton Branch", undated, 2pp.; 2 copies of 1935-36 accounts, reports, subscribers of Southwark Diocesan Assoc. for Moral Welfare, Wimbledon & Merton Branch, 17pp.; leaflet, undated, 2pp.Moral Welfare Work Needs Our Help; memorandum (15 foolscap sheets duplicated) marked 'Private & Confidential', dated Dec.1936, re constitutional matters to be discussed. 4.  Hard-covered quarto notebook.  Minutes of Executive Committee, 24 April 1939 - 14 May 1954, with some notes of reports of Home & Outdoor Committee, containing details of cases dealt with, loosely inserted. 5.  Hard-covered notebook.  Minutes of meetings of Outdoor Work Committee, 9 March 1937- 18 March 1957. 6.  Hard-covered notebook.  Minutes of Outdoor Committee, 16 May 1957 - 29 March 1968, when merged in combined Wimbledon, Mitcham Case-Work Committee. 6a.  Buff folder.  Mainly Home Committee MS notes & other material re running of Haygarth-Witts Home. 7.  Buff folder.  Home Committee minutes 9 April 1963-to 13 January 1970, and a typescript (carbon) report of an Extraordinary Meeting of the Home Committee 4 May 1967, to consider statement "Many unmarried mothers today were unwilling to go to the Mother and Baby Homes".  3pp. foolscap. 8 & 9.  2 small notebooks.  a) List of names of Friends of Haygarth-Witts Home. MS label "For Mrs Shannon", no date.  b) List of subscriptions 1959-60, labelled "Haygarth-Witts Home. St. Mare's Branch".  (Loose papers) 10.  Buff folder.  2 copies of constitution of Wimbledon, Merton & Morden Moral Welfare Association, as amended 1947-48   (7pp.); 2 duplicated copies of Constitution agreed at Committee meeting, 3 October 1959 (4pp. foolscap);  duplicated copy of Constitution for the Moral Welfare Association for the London Borough of Merton, dated 1965 and amended in ink (5pp. foolscap); copy (1 foolscap TS) of circular letter to representatives of local parishes re Moral Welfare Assoc., dated February 1973; report of Sub-committee of Moral Welfare Assoc. of London Borough of Merton, set up to consider future of Haygarth-Witts Memorial Home (undated. 5pp.foolscap. duplicated) 11.  Buff folder.  correspondence covering 1961-1974, mainly concerned with the administration and financing of the Haygarth-Witts Memorial Home. 12.  Envelope containing printed material: [item a. crossed out]   b.  Pamphlet appeal for Haygarth-Witts Memorial Home We want 50,000 shillings (4pp.illus).   c.  5 copies of pamphlet Moral Welfare: an Explanation of its Purpose in this District, issued by Wimbledon. Merton & Morden Moral Welfare Assoc. (no date, 2pp.).   d.  Pamphlet describing Haygarth-Witts Memorial Home, issued by Moral Welfare Assoc of London Borough of Merton (no date, 2pp.illus).   e.  Pamphlet Sorting things Out by Hugh C. Warren (19pp. publican Press Ltd.).   f.  Pamphlet (2 copies) From Friendship to Marriage, by Dr. Herbert Grey. (publ. Man & Woman, 1954. 34pp.)   g.  Statutory Instrument 1948  No.2408  Voluntary Home Registration Regulation 1948 (Stationery Office, 1948)   h.  Four printed invitation cards for meetings in aid of Haygarth-Witts Memorial Home, dated Sept 1956(2), May 1954,[?] & undated.        
Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000423
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Various deeds A4.28 to A4.30.1:   A4.28. Trevose: 58 Church Road.   15 June 1901.   Conveyance.    Belvedere Estate Company Limited. To John Horace Newton of 18 Park Road, Woodside, Wimbledon.    Land with 65ft. frontage on Church Road at corner of intended new road (Belvedere Avenue). Consideration  £845. Schedules  (i)  Covenants.            (ii) Vendor's title deeds available for purchaser's inspection (include Kezia Peache and Alfred Peache 24 Apr.1891, Conveyance Alfred Peache to Belvedere Estate Co. 21 Nov.1900). Signatures  include J. Courthope Peache, Manager (of the Company). Plan. Photocopy.  A4.29. 15 June 1901.  Acknowledgement as to production of deeds.      Belvedere Estate Company Ltd. and  J.H.Newton Esq. (as in A.4.28.). Schedule  List of deeds (includes The Belvedere Estate Company Ltd and Alfred Peache and others holders of £30,000 Debentures of the Company 10 Oct.1900, a lease by Alfred Peache to Elizabeth Anne Wingfield 24 March 1891 and two later deeds arising from it. Signatures include J. Courthope Peache (as A.4.28).    Photocopy.   A4.30. 21 December 1906.  Conveyance.     Belvedere Estate Company Limited. To  John Horace Newton, of "Trevose", Church Road, Wimbledon (now-1981- no.58). Strip of land adjoining "Trevose" on N.E. with 15ft. frontage on Church Road. Consideration  £195. Schedules  (i)  Covenants, including provision for a motor car house.                Lease.           (ii) Deeds available. Signatures  include J.C. Peache, Manager.  Names mentioned include Mr. R. Taplon, owner of "Thorncomb" in Belvedere Avenue. Photocopy.     A4.30.1. Miscellaneous papers:  1901 Construction of 58 Church Road- postwar refurbishment.
Notebook
Accession number: LDWIM000424
Class: Manuscripts
Description: A pair of housekeeping notebooks containing domestic arrangements. Two small black hard-covered account books, the first with a stick-on label "House Decorations", the second with a corner cut-out to show "Servants' Wages".  Both relate to the household of 19-21 Copse Hill and cover the period from 1890 to 1941.   The first gives details of house decoration and minor alterations and repairs between 1897 and 1938; under the last date, Sept. 1939, there is no entry.   The second, begun in 1890, records servants' wages and related expenses, increases given and changes in staff, until May 1941.  A list of housemaids' duties, undated but probably written after 1917, is loosely inserted, together with some trivial MS memoranda, and a table for calculating weekly and monthly wage rates, taken from a newspaper.   There is also a slip of pink paper giving details of the acquisition. With notes 2/92 from directories, census, and from Mrs Alison Biddulph (née Hughes).  
Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000425
Class: Manuscripts
Description: A1 EAGLE HOUSE DEEDS   54 deeds relating to houses and lands owned by the Bell, Bettenson, Ivatt and Bond families between 1614 and 18(10?). Besides Eagle House and adjoining properties, the estate grew to include land as far off as Lower Worple.  At the time of its sale to George Bond in 1766 it comprises 4 messuages, 8 cottages, 10 barns, 10 stables, 12 gardens, 4 orchards, as well as land both freehold and copyhold. A1.1-7. Abstracts and Lists of Deeds. Abstracts of Title Nos.1-4, with lists of deeds abstracted in Nos.1-3, prepared in connexion with sale to George Bond, 1766. Deeds abstracted in Nos.1,2 are dated between 1614 and 1733 during Bell and Bettenson ownership.  Abstract No.1 is of copyholds, No.2 of freeholds.  No.3 abstracts deeds relating to the Rose (and Crown) 1658-1760.  Abstract No.4 deals with deeds dated 1658-1760, and includes Counsel's opinion on the title, dated 9 April 1766. 7 pieces. Paper. 16 x 12 ins. Browned, creased, a little frayed. Acc. No. A425/1-7.    A1.8-21(3). Deeds abstracted in Abstract No.1. 16 copies of Court Roll and other deeds relating to copyhold properties,1614-1647(8). 14 pieces. Parchment. Various sizes. Seals on 2 deeds:  2 seals detached. Condition  Good. Acc. No. A425/8-21. . A1.22-27.  (4) Deeds abstracted in Abstract No.2. 6 deeds relating to freehold properties,1613-1677. 6 pieces (5 parchment, 1 paper).  Various sizes. Seals (some missing) on 4 deeds.  Condition  Good. Acc. No. A425/22-27.  A1.28-34. (5) Deeds abstracted in Abstract No.3. 6 Deeds relating to the Rose (later Rose and Crown), 1665-1703. 7 pieces (including 1 duplicate): 5 parchment, 2 paper.  Various sizes. Condition  Good. Acc. No. A425/28-34.  A1.35-48.  (6) Deeds abstracted in Abstract No.4. 13 deeds relating to freehold and copyhold properties, 1658-1705(6). 14 pieces, including 1 duplicate and 1 small receipt (14 parchment, 1 paper).  Various sizes.  Seals on several indentures. Condition  3 deeds badly holed. Acc. No. A425/35-48. A1.49-55. (7) Deeds not abstracted. 7 deeds relating to freehold and copyhold properties, 1695-18(10?). 7 pieces (4 parchment, 3 paper).  Various sizes.  Some seals, signatures. Condition  3 deeds badly holed. Acc. No. A425/49-55.  
Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000426
Class: Manuscripts
Description: 7 Merton Place Deeds relating to the purchase of Merton Place and lands in Merton, Wimbledon and Mitcham by Horatio, Viscount Nelson and the disposal of the property by Lady Hamilton (A2.1-7, A426/1-7): A2.1. 23 Oct.1801. Lease for a Year. 1st part: Ann Greaves of St. Paul's Church Yard, London, widow. George Greaves of Lothbury, London, Esq. William Hodgson of St.Paul's Church Yard, Esq. James Greaves of St. Paul's Church Yard, Esq. 2nd part: To  Horatio, Lord Viscount Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, K.B., Duke of Bronte in Sicily. Capital messuage called Merton Place. Land called The Shrubbery and Footway 3ac.3r.11p. The Great lawn and Coppices adjoining 18ac.13p. West Lawn and Coppice adjoining 4ac.1r.37p. East Lawn 5ac.1r. West Lords  9ac.3r.12p. East Lords Leaze  10ac.14p. In parishes of Merton and Wimbledon. Consideration  5s.  Rent 1 peppercorn.    Signatures: Ann Greaves, Geo. Greaves. W. Hodgson, James Greaves. Vellum,  1 Membrane. A2.2. 24 Oct.1801  Release in fee subject to a mortgage for £200 and interest. 1st part: Ann Greaves of St. Paul's Church Yard, London, widow. George Greaves of Lothbury, London, Esq. William Hodgson of St. Paul's Church Yard, Esq. James Greaves of St. Paul's Church Yard, Esq. 2nd part: To  Horatio, Lord Viscount Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, K.B., Duke of Bronte in Sicily etc- Sir William Hamilton, K.B. 3rd part: Recites:-  (i).  30,31 Oct.1793  Charles Greaves (since deceased). William Waddington, William Currie, Nathaniel Nicholls by 4 party agreement transferred property to Currie as security for £10,000 owing by Charles Greaves, William Hodgson, James Newton and John Leach, partners. (ii).  Charles Greaves's will 16 Feb.1799 left house and land to his wife Ann, his brother George, his partner William Hodgson and his son James Greaves. (iii).  6,8 Sept.1800.  5 party indenture between William Currie (1st), Nathaniel Nicholls (2nd), Charles Greaves (3rd), William Hodgson (4th) and George Swaine (5th) by which Charles Greaves, William Hodgson, James Newton and John Leach, partners, redeemed the property. The house Merton Place. The Shrubbery and Footway           3ac.3r.11p. Great Lawn and Coppices 18ac.13p. West Lawn and Coppices                   4ac.1r.37p. East Lawn                                 5ac.1r. West Lords Leaze                         9ac.3r.12p. East Lords Leaze                         10ac.14p. Consideration: £2000 on mortgage.  £7000 paid    Redemption on 18 Sept.1803.  Interest at 5 per cent. Signatures: Ann Greaves  Geo. Greaves  W. Hodgson             James Greaves   Nelson & Bronte Endorsements: Memb.1   (1) Receipt for £7000                       (2) Transfer of Hand in Hand     Fire Policy on house for £300.   Consideration     £28.13s.  Date as main deed.               Memb.2   24 Oct.1803  Receipt for £2000 mortgage                        money plus interest and release of 500                        years charge. Signatures: Ann Greaves  Geo. Greaves  W. Hodgson              James Greaves Vellum.  5 membranes   A2.3. 4 March 1806   Deed of Selection and Appointment by Lady Hamilton under the will of Lord Viscount Nelson with a release and confirmation thereof by the devisees in trust.  Also Conveyance of additional parcels to Lady Hamilton and release of the remainder of the late Lord Nelson's Estate of Merton by Her Ladyship to the devisees in trust. Between  Dame Emma Hamilton widow of Sir William Hamilton K.B.- 1st pt.  William Earl Nelson and William Haslewood of Lincolns Inn, Middx, Esq.- 2nd pt  and Frederick Booth of the same place, Esq.- 3rd pt. Recites  (i)  Horatio Lord Nelson's purchase from William and Ann Axe by deeds of 7 and 8 Nov.1802 of some of the land selected by Lady Hamilton; (2) terms of Nelson's bequest to Lady Hamilton; (3) Lady Hamilton's wish to buy 2ac.2r.10p. land additional to her Entitlement under Nelson's will. Lands selected- pleasure grounds gardens and shrubbery and fields etc. as shown on plan (by C.T. Cracklow), in all 70 acres. Lady Hamilton releases all other lands etc. Earl Nelson and William Haslewood release 70 acres selected plus 2ac.2r.10p. for which Lady Hamilton pays £175 to Frederick Booth to hold for her use.    Signatures:  Emma Hamilton   Nelson  Wm Haslewood    Vellum     4 membranes     Rubbed at some folds    Tinted plan of Estate on membrane 1.   A2.4. 19 May 1807   Conveyance of land in Wimbledon subject to a term of 500 years for securing £980 to the surviving trustee of Mr. & Mrs. Bolton's marriage settlement. Between  William Earl Nelson and William Haslewood of Lincolns Inn, Esq., devisees in trust of Viscount Nelson's will- 1st pt.    Dame Emma Hamilton, widow of Sir William Hamilton- 2nd pt.    Thomas Bolton of Cranwich, Norfolk, Esq. -3rd pt.    Susanna Bolton, wife of Thomas- 4th pt.    George Matcham of Bath, Esq.- 5th pt. Recites  Horatio Nelson's will and his promise with William now Earl Nelson of a marriage settlement for Susanna.    Earl Nelson and Haslewood now sell land to Bolton for £980, which Nelson lends him.  Conveyance for 1000 years, redeemable.    East Lords Leaze  10ac. 14p.  Bounds (incorrect- see below A2.5)    Schedule of deeds held by Lady Hamilton.  Begins with Indenture of Releases dated 24 March 1690 between Mary Crisp, widow, Sam. Crisp the elder, (-) of Ellis Crisp dec., and Sam. Crisp the younger, Gent., -1st pt. Peter Gelderthorpe Gent. and Llewis Lloyd, Gent.- 3rd pt.    Signatures:  (William) Nelson   Wm Haslewood  Emma Hamilton    Thos Bolton  Susanna Bolton    Vellum   6 membranes [A lease prior to release by Earl Nelson to Thomas Bolton of E. Lords Leaze is in Surrey Record Office 2301/5].   A2.5 19 May 1807   Declaration of Trust William Haslewood of Lincolns Inn, Middx, Esq.- 1st pt. William Earl Nelson- 2nd pt. Thomas Bolton of Cranwich, Norfolk- 3rd pt.    East Lords Leaze 10ac.14p.  Wimbledon. Recites  descent of property from June 1792. Sale by Sir Richard Hotham to date. Land is sold to Bolton for £980 by Nelson, Haslewood is seized of the land to Nelson's use until Bolton pays and then to Bolton's use.    Signatures:  Wm Haslewood  Nelson  Thos. Bolton    Vellum  2 membranes Endorsement     on membrane 2 7 Sept.1809  Assignment in Trust William Haslewood of Lincolns Inn, Esq- 1st pt. William Earl Nelson- 2nd pt. Thomas Bolton- 3rd pt. Abraham Goldsmid of Moredon Surrey, Esq.- 4th pt. Thomas Moxon of South Lambeth, Surrey, Gentleman- 5th pt. Land as described in Declaration of Trust 19 May 1807, but bounds corrected as N.lands now or late of Richard Mansell Phillips Esq., S a Common footpath, W land called "West Lords Leaze", E the road from Wandsworth to Merton called Dunford Lane. Recites that Bolton has not paid the purchase price of £980 and Abraham Goldsmid is buying it for £980 to Earl Nelson and £10 to Bolton.    William Haslewood transfers property to Thomas Moxon in trust.    Signatures:  Wm. Haslewood   Nelson   Thomas Bolton   A2.6 26 Dec.1808  Lease for a year Lady Hamilton To  Sir John Perring of Broad Street, London, Bart., Alexander Davison of St. James's Square, Middx, Esq., Abraham Goldsmid of Finsbury Square, (Middx), Esq., Richard Wilson of Lincolns Inn Field, (Middx), Esq., and Germain Lavie of Frederick Place, London, Esq.    Capital messuage and land 2ac.2r.10p. bought by Lady Hamilton from Trustees of Viscount Nelson's will and all her other lands and messuages in Merton, Wimbledon and Mitcham.    Consideration: 5s.  Rent: 1 peppercorn    To enable Lessees to accept grant and release of reversion and inheritances set out in an indenture to be dated the next day (A2.7 below)    Signature:  Emma Hamilton    Vellum    1 membrane   Small split in one fold       A2.7 27 Dec.1808  Conveyance in Trust to Sell Parties:  As in A2.6 above Property: As in A2.6 above Consideration: 10s. Recites:  Acquisition of property by Lady Hamilton and her subsequent sale of annuities totalling £1000 a year charge on it.    Lady Hamilton conveys property to the five Trustees named to sell it and apply the proceeds  (1) to reimburse their expenses, (2) to redeem the annuities, and (3) to discharge trusts set out in an indenture of the same date between   Lady Hamilton- 1st pt.   Sir John Perring, Alexander Davison, Abraham Goldsmid, Richard Wilson and Germain Lavie- 2nd pt. Alexander Davison, Abraham Goldsmid, John Gooch of (-), Richard Wilson, Sir Robert Barclay of (-) and Sir John Perring- 3rd pt.  John Willock of Golden Square, Middx, Esq.- 4th pt. and the Creditors of Dame Emma Hamilton-5th pt.    Signature:  Emma Hamilton    Vellum   6 membranes; membrane 1 stained on dorse, crumpled, 2 tears at edge of a fold 
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