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Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000427
Class: Manuscripts
Description: VILLAGE CLUB DEEDS. 18 deeds or documents relating to the site of the Village Club and Lecture hall.    Paper.   Various sizes. [A3.1 to A3.14. A427/1-14].   A3.1. (i)  31 Oct.1859.  Conveyance with memorandum of Agreement 13 Apr.1860 and Indenture 24 June 1861. Copies. Courtenay Philipps of Swansea, late Major in 5th Light Dragoons or Hussars for 1st part; Edward Berkeley Philipps of Devonshire Place, St. Marylebone and the Rev. George Carpenter of Charlbury, Oxford for 2nd part; Edward Berkeley Philipps for 3rd part; Courtenay Philipps and George Charles Carpenter of Forde, Northumberland for 4th part; Daniel Mason of Wimbledon, Surveyor and Estate Agent, for 5th part and Frederick William Oliver of New Bridge Street, London for 6th part.    Conveys to Daniel Mason two plots of land, abutting SE on Ridgway, SW partly on Reading Room and Lecture Hall, partly on ground let to William Moore, coach builder, NE on a field belonging to Philipps occupied by Thomas Watney, NW on Plot 13 abutting SW on new road called Lingfield Road, NW on other Philipps land, NE on field occupied by Thomas Watney, SE partly on Plot A partly on ground let to William Moore. Plan attached  The 2 later agreements remove some restrictive covenants as to buildings to be erected on Plot A. 14 leaves.   Plan.   A3.2. (ii)  17 Dec.1859.     Draft Lease.    Copy. Courtenay Philipps formerly of Swansea but now of Fellcourt House near East Grinstead and Edward Berkeley Philipps of Devonshire Place, St. Marylebone To  The Rev. William Haygarth, Freeman, Oliver Haynes, Thomas Hughes, John Murray and Henry William Peek.    Pieces of land at S.E. angle of Lingfield Road with Ridgway, 100x50 ft. with Reading Rooms and Lecture Room erected by Lessees.         Plan.    Term:  99 years from 25 March, 1858.    Rent:  £3.2.6 p.a. or £12.10.0 if lease is assigned or sublet. 7 leaves.   Plan. A3.3. (iii)  31 Oct.1860.      Lease.       Copy. Daniel Mason of Wimbledon, Estate Agent and Surveyor To  the Rev. William Haygarth, Freeman, Oliver Haynes,Thomas Hughes, John Murray and Henry William Peek. Pieces of land fronting on Ridgway SE, abutting SW on Reading Room and Lecture Hall, NE and NW on other property of lessor, 98x20ft.     Plan. Term:  97 years from 25 March 1860. Rent:  £5 p.a. Lessees covenant to build, may not have any window on NE side of building. 6 leaves.    Plan. A3.4. (if)  n.d. (1872)  Instruction for Counsel (accompanying next item). Captain Mansel, who has recently succeeded to the property, has agreed to sell to the Village Club the freehold of the land and buildings leased to it on 17 Dec.1859. (Item ii above). Counsel is asked to examine Mansel's Abstract of Title and advise whether it is good. 3 leaves. A3.5. (v).  1873[2].   Abstract of Title of Capt. Edward Berkely Mansel, with Counsel's opinion thereon dated 19 Dec.1872. Capt. Mansel inherited "the Wimbledon Estates", including a house etc. then (March 1870) occupied by Jamieson Ellis Esq, under the will of Edward Berkely Philipps, who died 1 May,1872. Counsel advised title was satisfactory. Plan. The Abstract traces the complicated dealings of the Philipps family with estates in Wimbledon and Lingfield managed jointly. 11 leaves. Plan. A3.6. (vi).  29 Jan.1873. Draft and copy of Conveyance: Edward Berkeley Mansel late Captain in 6th Dragoons To  the Rev. Henry William Haygarth, Freeman, Oliver Haynes, Thomas Hughes, John Murray and Henry William Peek. Sale of freehold of land and buildings leased to purchasers by Courtenay Philipps and Edward Berkeley Philipps. 17 Dec.1859.  Consideration £150. The Constitution and  Rules of the Village Club are copied in extenso in the conveyances. Draft 13 leaves.  Indenture 17 leaves. A3.7. (vii).  7 July 1873. Agreement. Between  Elizabeth Mason of Wimbledon, widow, and Percy Mason of 28 King Street, London And  Freeman, Oliver Haynes of Wimbledon on behalf of himself, the Rev. Henry William Haygarth, Thomas Hughes M.P., John Murray, and Henry William Peek, M.P. For  Sale of freehold of land and buildings leased to the purchasers by Daniel Mason 31 Oct.1860. 3 pages.   Plan.   Signatures. A3.8. (viii).  1873  Supplemental Abstract of title of late Daniel Mason  to land in Ridgway. Abstracts Lease of 31 Oct.1860 (No.iii above). To Trustees of Village Club and Daniel Mason's will; also an Indenture of 26 June 1861 recording that Daniel Mason sold the land he bought from Philipps to Richard Andrews of Wimbledon. Abstract also records that Daniel Mason died 12 Nov.1870 and Charles Mason (brother) 27 Nov.1872.    Abstract of Daniel Mason's will names his wife Elizabeth, nephew Dan Mason, brother Charles, wife's sister Frances Mason, sisters Louise Preston, Elizabeth Tapley, late brother Samuel, late sister Ann Everatt Field, late sister Mary Cowderoy, late sister Sophia Peake, nephew Arthur Field. 13 leaves. Plan. A3.9. (ix).  20 Nov. 1873  Certificate of Burial of Charles Mason at Hackington alias St.Stephens, Kent, on 3 Dec.1872. 1 leaf and envelope. A3.10. (x).  16 Dec.1873. Draft/Copy of Conveyance. Elizabeth Mason of Wimbledon, widow and Percy Mason of 28 King Street, London, Accountant, as Trustee of Will of Daniel Mason, decd. To  The Rev. Henry William Haygarth, Freeman, Oliver Haynes, Thomas Hughes M.P., John Murray, Henry William Peek, M.P. Freehold of land and buildings leased to purchasers 31 Oct.1860 by Daniel Mason. Consideration to £166.13.4.  Now £3 per cent annuities. 12 leaves. A3.11. (xi).  24 June 1879. Indenture of mortgage (Draft copy). The Rev. Henry William Haygarth, Freeman, Oliver Haynes, Thomas Hughes, John Murray, Sir Henry William Peek, Bart., M.P. To Kezia Peache of Wimbledon, Spinster. Mortgage of Village Club and Lecture Hall for loan of £1000 plus interest at 4%. 8 leaves. A3.12. (xii). 10 Jan.1892. Copy Draft of Agreement. Henry Louis Florence of 3 Verulam Buildings, Grays Inn. And  The Rev. Henry William Haygarth, Charles Tyrrell Giles of Copse Hill House, Henry Waldemar Lawrence of Alenho, Leonard James Maton of Grosvenor Lodge, John Frederick Schwann of Oakfield, Trustees of Village Club. Florence will remove hoarding in front of 3 windows on East side of Village Club, erected by previous owner of the house, Grosvenor House, and receive rent of 1s. yearly, but he remains free to restore the hoarding after giving 3 months notice to Trustees. 5 leaves. A3.13. (xiii). 20 Oct.1915. ALS on Village Club and Lecture Hall headed paper, in envelope similarly printed..  Edward Clapham, Hon. Secretary of the Club, to J. Burrell, Oakholm, Wimbledon Common, regarding bank loans to club and depositing Club's deeds. A3.14. (xiv). 16 March 1923. Draft Conveyance. Sir Charles Tyrrell Giles of Copse Hill House, K.C., Leonard James Maton of 21 Cannon Street, London, John Frederick Swan of Oakfield. To  Sir Charles Tyrrell Giles, the Rev. Canon Horace Monroe, Joseph Arthur Burrell of Oakholm, William Edward Martyn of Gladswood, Frank Chubb Ford of Rushmere. Conveyance of Village Club and Lecture Hall to new Trustees. 3 leaves.
Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000429
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Various deeds, leases, wills, mortgages, contracts and memoranda of agreements from A4.2 to A4.25. Twenty-three sub-divisions or groupings from A429.1 to A429.23: A4.2.  (ii)  1867  Abstract of Title. Freehold hereditaments, (1) 15ac.1r.28p. bounded N.W. by Lower Worple Lane, part of Long Five Acres and Verrell's Field, and (2) 3 plots in Hartfield Road.    First recitation:  16,17 Aug. 1797 Indentures of Lease and Release between George Chamberlaine then late of Burwood House, Surrey, and then of Devonshire Place and Sir Samuel Hayes of Drumboe Castle, Ireland, Bart, 1st part;  Richard Mansel Philipps of Coedgain, Carmarthen, 2nd part;  Caroline Bond Hopkins of Grosvenor Square, spinster (only daughter and sole heiress-at-law of Benjamin Bond Hopkins, late of Pains Hill, Surrey, decd.), 3rd part; the Rev. Charles Bond of Merton, Charles William Taylor of Purbrook Road, Hants., and Charles Fuller of Grosvenor Square, 4th part, being the settlement prior to marriage of Richard Mansel Philipps and Caroline Bond Hopkins.    Last recitation: 1 March 1867   Indenture of sale, Edward Berkeley Philipps to British Land Company Ltd.    References  to Cowdery Farm in Wimbledon and Merton; to Thomas Watney as tenant of some land; and much detail of Philipps financial dealings. Abstract of portions of the Deed of Settlement of the British Land Company appended. Paper.   32 leaves with 2 plans & 4 leaves appended. Acc. No. A429.1.              A4.3. (iii)  6 Nov.1882.  Printed Lease.  Copy.    Arthur Octavius Bayly Esq of 25 Bucklersbury, London To John Henry Baker and Walter George Middleton, both of 49 Broadway, Wimbledon, Builders. No.9  Dundonald Road ("a certain new Road"). Term  99 years.  Lessees had paid for building house. Rent  1st year a peppercorn; then £4.5.0. p.a. 3 pages. Torn at fold. Acc. No. A429.2.       A4.4. (iv)  13 Nov.1903.   Original Lease.    Eliza Hall of The Hollies, Raynes Park To  Charles Thomas Cadman of 47 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, chemist, No. 67 Ridgway, for use as Dispensing Chemist.    Part of NE of house reserved. Term  21  years, with break clause 3,7,14 years. Rent  £25 for first 6 months, then £55 p.a. 4 leaves. Acc. No. A429.3.       A4.5. (v)  1906.   Abstract of Title.    British Land Company Ltd., Murray Road. Freehold land S. of Ridgway, east ending S. to St. John's Road and lying between houses of Ridgway Place on E. and Denmark Road on W. First Recitation  Will of Gertrude Louisa Murray of Wimbledon Lodge dated 16 July 1903, probate granted 17 May, 1904. Last Recitation  18 Apr.1905  Sale for £21,000 by Trustees of Will of Gertrude Louisa Murray, spinster, to British Land Co. of land etc. including the 6ac.3r. S. of Ridgway. 3 leaves. Plan. + 2 leaves App. Acc. No.  A429.4.     A4.6. (vi)  Abstract of Title.    William Henry Larman Leasehold messuage No.138 (formerly No.3) Alexandra Road. First Recitation  13 Dec. 1873  Stephen Godfrey Ashwin of 4 Garden Court, Temple- 1st pt.  Edmund Stevens of 172 South Lambeth Road, Architect and Surveyor- 2nd pt.  and Edwin Dennis of No.1 Whitstone Villas, Uxbridge Road, Acton, Builder- 3rd pt., the Lessee.  A 99 years building lease at ground rent. Last Recitation  16 March 1897.  E.S. Friedeberg To  William Larman, Builder, Sale of residue of lease. Numerous other legal transactions between 1873 and 1908. 19 leaves. insert place. Acc. No. A429.5.     A4.7. 19 March 1920.        Mortgage.               Copy/Draft A4.7. No.138 Alexandra Road. William Charles Miles of British Columbia, Mortgagor. Henry Thomas Pilley of Eastbourne, Mortgagee. Miles lent William Henry Larman money by mortgage of premises 29 May 1908.  He is now owner and mortgagee to Pilley for £1000 loan. 4 leaves. Acc.No. A.429.6.          A4.8. 1922   Abstract of Title.    Alfred Sharpley    Freehold property Cumbrae, 54 Wilton Crescent First Recital  16 May 1902.  Indenture between James Innes of Fenchurch Street- 1st pt., James Innes and John Innes of Fenchurch Street- 2nd pt., Merton Park Estate Company Ltd.- 3rd pt. Sale to Company of 340 acres of land with building (including 54 Wilton Crescent) North East of Kingston Road. Last Recital  27 February 1922.  B.T. Rumble agrees to sell Cumbrae to Alfred Sharpley. 4 leaves. 2 plans (one torn and fragile). Acc. No.  A429.7.   A4.9. (i)  1924.   Abstract of Title.    William James Burgess    Land abutting NE on Murray Road, NW on Ridgway. First Recital  18 April 1905  Indenture of Sale by Trustees of Will of Gertrude Louisa Murray to British Land Company Ltd. Last Recital  23 May 1923  Conveyance by W.J. Burgess and C.J. Burgess and J.R. Piper to W.J. Burgess. 5 leaves. 2 plans. Acc. No. A429.8.   A4.10. (ii)  22 May 1924.  Memorandum of agreement (Copy/Draft).   A4.11. (iii) 29 May 1924.  Memorandum of agreement  (Signed original).    William James Burgess of 193 South Park Road To  Thomas Henry Haden of 67 Ridgway, Pharmaceutical chemist. Agreement to sell land abutting NE on Murray Road, NW on Ridgway, for £650. 4 leaves. 4 pages. Acc. No. A429.9.        A4.12. (iv)  16 June 1924.  Conveyances (Draft).    William James Burgess To  Thomas Henry Haden Land as in 2 previous entries. 2 leaves. Acc. No.  A429.10.          A4.13. (v)  31 December 1925.  Release (Copy). Owners of lots in Murray Road release Thomas Henry Haden of 67 Ridgway from covenants prohibiting building a shop, so as to permit house and pharmacy on SW corner of crossing with Ridgway. 6 leaves.  2 plans, one of plots, one of shops.  List of Murray Road owners' names and addresses, 43 entries. Acc. No. A429.11.   A4.14. 1925.   Abstract of Title.    Belvedere Estate Company Limited and Reduced.    No.53 Gladstone Road. Recitals  Will of Kezia Peache of 42 Church Road, proved 8 May 1899 (died 16 March).  Left whole of her property to James Courthope Peache, eldest nephew. 20 July 1909.  Declaration of William Rogers of 9 Courthope Road, born 1871, whose Father had been Miss Peache's Agent, that Bertram and Ringwood Cottages were built by Miss Peache in 1871 and 1872 and were part of her property bequeathed to J.C.Peache.    J.C.Peache of Plex House, Old Bilston, or Rugby, sold to Belvedere Estate Company 34 messuages then nos.47-69 Gladstone Road (odd nos.), 100-110 Hartfield Road (even nos.) and 2 messuages, formerly Ringwood Cottages, then nos.43 and 45 Gladstone Road.    Reference to a conveyance of 23 March 1871 by British Land Company Ltd. to Kezia Peache. 3 leaves, plan. Acc. No.  A429.12.       A4.15. 1925.    Abstract of Title.    Captain the Honourable R.A.R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, R.N., of Charborough Park, near Wareham, Dorset. Freehold land north and West of Copse Hill Road and Woodhayes Road (apparently site of Wool Road and 3 roads running E-W into it). Recited Land Registry Entries  of 28 October 1924, showing part of land was leased until March 1941 to Mary Melissa Hoadley Dodge. 2 leaves. Letter. Plan. Acc. No.  A.429.13.        A4.16. (i)  1926.  Abstract of Title.    Henry McGhee. Freehold land and messuage 8 Durrington Park Road. Recital:  9 November 1923  Land Registry title of Henry McGhee of Leicester, Chemical Engineer, subject to restrictive conditions of    (i)  deed of 15 May 1911 between Constance Phillipina Georgina Melville and Bertram Alfred Boyton, and    (ii) a deed of 29 September 1922. 3 leaves. Plan. Acc. No.  A.429.14.    A4.17. (ii)  22 July 1926  Contract (Signed by Vendor)    H.McGhee, Vendor With Sidney Bickerstaff French of Cheltenham, Purchaser, 8 Durrington Park Road. Acc. No.   A429.15.   A4.18. 1926.  Abstract of Title.    The House and Land Syndicate Ltd. Freehold property 2 Edith Road. Recital  9 February 1898  Indenture between John Passmore of 57 Southwark Street, Tea Merchant, Beneficial Owner, Robert Alexander Meikle of Lochgilphead, Argyll, Pastor, and John Hoode of 29 Bishopsgate- 1st pt., and Edmund Roche of Florence Road, Wimbledon, Builder.    Sale to Roche of land with messuages "erected or to be erected" nos. 2-13 Edith Road.    20 April 1898  Edmund Roche demised property to C.F.Smithson and C.H.Bayson under mortgage for loan of £2,000.    27 August 1924  E. Roche sold property subject to mortgage to House and Land Syndicate Ltd. as promised in or about 1900. Acc. No.  A429.16.   A4.19. 1928   Abstract of Title.    Henry Theophilus Jarvis of 52 Hartfield Road, retired Coach Builder. No.47 Stanton Road. First Recital  24 September 1906 between Russell Stoneham - 1st.pt.,  Hannah Gouldsmith of South Kensington, Widow-2nd pt.,  Thomas Eaton of 80 Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common, Builder, the Vendor- 3rd pt.,  Edith Mary Clarke, wife of Walter John Enoch Clarke of Eltham, Surveyor, - 4th pt. the Purchaser.  Sale of 6 houses nos. 41-51 (odd numbers) Stanton Road.   Plan. Last Recital  Walter John Enoch Clarke, Vendor - 1st pt.,  Stanley Harris Young of 100 Jermyn Street, London, Surveyor and Percy Willis Russell of 3 Serjeants Inn, Temple, Solicitor, the Trustees-2nd pt.,  Jane Christine Hilda Butler, William Burr Butler and Percy Willis Russell, the Mortgagees - 3rd pt.,  and Henry Theophilus Jarvis of 52 Hartfield Road, retired Coach Builder- 4th pt. Acc. No.  A429.17.   A4.20. 1929.    Draft Lease.    Francis Henry Lawrence To  H.R. Stanes of Penryn School, Somerset Road, Edgbaston.    House etc. now used as School and known as Wimbledon Park College, 61 Arthur Road. Term  14 years.    Rent  £150 p.a. With General Report on Wimbledon Park College (copy, unsigned, 4 leaves foolscap typescript, crumpled and frayed at top and bottom.  Surveyor's report on buildings). Acc. No.  A429.18.   A4.21. 1930. Abstract of Title.    Miss Ada Sansome    345 Kingston Road, formerly 6 Arundel Terrace. Recital  26 November 1902. Polytechnic Estate Ltd., of Kingston Road granted lease to Edward James Pearson of East Dulwich for 99 years at a rent of £8.8.0.p.a., the lessee to complete building of a private dwelling house then in course of erection.   Plan. Rest of title to follow on signing of contract (MS. notes for rest of title are on both sides of last (cover) sheet of Abstract). Last Recital  23 June 1924.  Property released by mortgage on repayment of principal and interest.   Ada Sansome Mortgagee. Supplement  5 sheets of typed abstracts relating to the property between 1901 and 1930, initialled as examined  by Hamlin & Co. Acc. No.  A429.19.   A4.22. (i)  June 1932.  Draft Agreement Between  Stewart Cole of 18 Essex Street, Strand, Receiver and Dudley James Peachey of 58 Hill Road, S.W.19., Purchaser.    Leasehold premises, a lock-up shop, part of the ground floor of 58 Hill Road, with the goodwill of business of Herbert Ward ltd., Estate Agents, fixtures, fittings, furniture etc., the purchase to take effect on 25 March 1932. 24 June 1928.  Lease of the premises of Herbert Ward Ltd. for 15 years at rent of £200 p.a. (Engraved copy, annotated in MS.). Duplicate copy of foregoing agreement, with carbon copy of letter dated 27 May 1932, from W. Timothy Donovan to Hamlins Grammar and Hamlin confirming Dr. Peachey's readiness to buy for £750 and of an undated and unsigned letter to Herbert Ward Ltd. and Hamlins about £300 paid to Mr. Bell. Acc. no.  A429.20.   A4.23. (ii)  1932.   Draft Assignment. By  Stewart Cole, Receiver, for Herbert Ward Ltd. To  Dudley James Peachey Of  Premises 58 Hill Road and business known as Herbert Ward Ltd. Price   £750.  Corrected in red ink. Acc. No.  A429.21.   A4.24. (iii)  1933.  Agreement- Copy/Draft.    Two copies of an amended draft of the foregoing agreement, both annotated in red ink etc.    Schedule of deposits on unfinished property sales negotiated by Herbert Ward Ltd. Acc. No.  A429.22.   A4.25. (iv)  Agreement (Draft).    Engraved copy of no.(iii) incorporating amendments. Acc. No.  A429.23.  
Inventory
Accession number: LDWIM000448
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Inventory for 1, Southside, Wimbledon Common. Typescript (carbon copy) inventory of the fixtures and fittings of 1 Southside, Wimbledon Common, probably drawn up in 1930, when the property was bought by Dr. Ferguson.  The valuations of all items are given.4pp., bound in soft green card, entitled Valuation. Prepared by Hampton & Sons, High Street, S.W.19.  
Minutes
Accession number: LDWIM000453
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Wimbledon Art and Benevolent Society. Subsequently known as Wimbledon Arts and Crafts Society (1906-1937) and Wimbledon Art Society (1938-1949). (Foolscap notebook)  Minutes of the proceedings of the Council from the inauguration of the Society in 1876 until 1903.  Some printed annual reports and revisions of rules are inserted, and there is a letter, dated 26 July 1932, from H.D. Poulton to Miss Grant, acknowledging return of painting loaned to the John Evelyn Society, recording his father's interest in the Society. Two bundles of working papers of the first Secretary, Major-General Poulton, from 1876 until his retirement in 1884.  These include variants of the rules, lists of members and of exhibitions; also records of the voting in favour of the various charities proposed to benefit from the proceeds of the exhibitions, and drafts of accounts, letters etc. (Black notebook)  Rough notes of council meetings from 23 January 1890-18 July 1913 (probably incomplete) with a report of the 1920 Exhibition and two press notices of 29.4.1914 (Daily Telegraph and Morning Post) of the 38th Exhibition of the Society. (Foolscap notebook)  Minutes of Council meetings from 16 April 1929 to 10 February 1949 (no meetings 1940-1946).  
Minutes
Accession number: LDWIM000454
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Wimbledon Collecting Savings Bank.   (notebook, leather back and corners). Minutes of proceedings of committee from 24 May 1912 to 5 January 1946, when the Bank closed, after 50 years. This was an almost entirely voluntary association, which collected small sums from depositors and invested them on their behalf in the Post Office Savings Bank, Consols etc.  
Minutes
Accession number: LDWIM000455
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Wimbledon Literary Society. Minutes and proceedings 1892-1927. (2 notebooks) 1.  Records the inauguration of the Society on 24 October 1892 and thereafter records the proceedings of the general meetings from 1892-1921, and of committee meetings, 1892-96. 2.  Contains at one end the minutes of committee meetings from May 1896 to 14 March 1927, when the dissolution of the Society was agreed.  At the other end the proceedings of general meetings from January 1922 to the last meeting on 17 March 1927, are recorded.  Press reports of many of the meetings are inserted. 3. Lectures and lecturers 1891-1964. 1964. 4. [List of members] October 1915.    
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