Manuscripts collection online

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.

Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000570
Class: Manuscripts
Description: 24 August 1899.  Deed of covenant between Purchasers named in Schedule (in this case Alfred Haynes, purchaser of lots 37 and 36) and the Wimbledon House Estate Co. Ltd. and their Mortgagees (Rt. Hon. W.St.J.F. Brodrick, Hon.L.A. Brodrick & Hon.A.G. Brodrick). The Company proposing to lay out estate as building site, lay out roads, construct sewers etc., the Purchasers bind themselves and future owners of their properties to observe stipulations contained in First Schedule (see LDWIM000571). 2pp. TS and plan giving proposed roads.    
Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000571
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Deed of Covenant, 24 August 1899, as LDWIM000570 listing stipulations in First Schedule and gives as Second Schedule list of some purchasers, including Alfred Haynes, largely illegible. Photocopy, white on black.  Marked H.M. Lands Registry.  7pp.
Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000572
Class: Manuscripts
Description: 1926.  Abstract of the Title of Alfred Haynes to freehold premises known as "Woodfield", Marryat Road (No.62), Wimbledon. 25 March 1901.  Conveyance by the three Brodricks (the 1st Mortgagees), Robert Barclay of Southwark London Esq., Charles Alexander Campbell of No.24 Lombard St. City of London Esq. (the 2nd Mortgagees), the Wimbledon House Estate Co. Ltd. to Alfred Haynes of No.42 The Broadway, Wimbledon, Grocer (the Purchaser) of plot numbered 37 on the Plan (not given). 4pp. TS.  
Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000573
Class: Manuscripts
Description: 1956.  Draft Conveyance of freehold property known as 62 Marryat Road, Wimbledon. Conveyance between Mary Emily Frawn of Farthings Old Point, Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex, widow, and David Robertson Pope and Doris Maud his wife, of 60c The Ridgway, Wimbledon, of 62 Marryat Road, Wimbledon. Recites stipulations of First Schedule of 24 August 1899. Consideration  £3450. 3pp. TS and MS additions.  Map dated 25 March 1901 gives site as Plot 37 on Plan.  
Papers
Accession number: LDWIM000575
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Papers relating to the Preservation of the Village Green from enclosure for building by the Peek Estate Syndicate (John Evelyn Society Papers XXI).   A collection of autograph and TS letters and other documents, written between 1902 and 1907, regarding a triangle of land abutting on the Common, the possession and development of which was a matter of dispute between the Wimbledon House Estate Co., the John Evelyn Society, the Commons Conservators and F.G. Minter, a builder. There are letters from leading members of the J.E.Society, especially Richardson Evans, and from other prominent Wimbledon residents. There is also an account of the course of the dispute, prepared by J.W.G. Cocke in 1971, together with a brief summary of the correspondence.  
Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000576
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Abstract of the Title  of Mr.A.T. Wellings to Freehold premises at Wimbledon in the Co. of Surrey. T.S.  19pp.  7 maps or plans. Recites (i)  30 April 1874.  Indenture between John Augustus Beaumont of 81 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, in the Co. of Middx Esq. of the one part, John Capel Phillips of Heath House, Cheadle in the Co. of Stafford Esq., Walter Joseph Burrowes of Lauragh in the Queens Co. Esq., the Hon. Spencer, Viscount Harberton of Rutland Gate in the Co. of Middx, and Edmund Wilson Holland of 33 Hyde Park Sq. in the Co. of Middx (the Mortgagees) of the other part. Agreement for loan of £9,000 on freehold property of J.A. Beaumont in parishes of Wandsworth and Wimbledon (schedule given).   (ii)  Conveyances between 1874 and 1883 to the London and South Western Railway Coy. and other named persons, with plans annexed.   (iii)  Will of J.A.Beaumont leaving property to his daughter Augusta Sarah Beaumont (Mrs.A.S. Lane). Details of Will and its execution include particulars of real estate at Wimbledon and Wandsworth.   (iv)  15 July 1898.  Conveyance by Mrs.A.S. Lane & others to Andrew Wise of 160 Worple Road, Wimbledon and James Wise of 20 Earlsfield Road, Wandsworth of approx. 34 acres of land in Wimbledon and Wandsworth parishes, east of Merton Road and west of R. Wandle (plan annexed). Consideration  $14,600     Various covenants.   (v)  6 September 1898.  Conveyance of Wise brothers above of a further 12 acres of land abutting on railway. Consideration   £5.155      (plan annexed).   Condition of document poor.   Mention is made, in conveyances to Wise brothers of Merton Road, Penwith Road, Havana Road & Green Lane.  There are restrictions on the use of premises in those areas for sale of alcohol or any use other than residential or small shops.   (vi)  Last Recital.  30 December 1908.  Conveyance by James Wise to Arthur Thomas Wellings of "Glyn Taff", Leigham Court, Streatham of land formerly part of Durnsford Farm, south of Green Lane. Consideration  £2,317.10s.   Covenants.