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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.

Deed
Accession number: LDWIM000517
Class: Manuscripts
Description: 12 Grosvenor Hill, Wimbledon. A collection of deeds and other documents preceded by Historical Notes on 12 Grosvenor Hill (double sheet TS). Dates range from 1857 - 1981. (i)  15 November 1921     Conveyance.    Mrs Lola Beauclerk of 82 Marryat Road, Wimbledon and    Alfred John Styles, of 5 Hardy Road, Wimbledon, Builder To  Frederic Blake Esq. of 5 Worple Road, Wimbledon.    No.12 Grosvenor Hill, Wimbledon Consideration  £1575 Schedules  (i)  Vendor's title deeds available for purchaser's inspection. (ii)  Covenant to observe stipulations re fences, building on land, advertisements. (iii) No interference with light of adjoining property. Cites  Indenture between Edgar Oliver and Thomas Edwin Crocker 1900 and John Hadley Crocker and James Phillips on the 1st part and Lola Beauclerk & Alfred John Styles of 2nd part. 1920. Signatures  Beauclerk, Styles, Blake. Map.   Parchment.  2 leaves.   (ii)  Inland Revenue Certificate, 11 February 1926, certifying that full duty paid on estate of Frederic Blake of 12 Grosvenor Hill,  d.1 March 1923 and ditto for Florence Louis Blake, wife of above,  d.19 April 1925. 2 printed forms.   Completed.   (iii) Application for Official Search of H.M. Land Registry for entries against name of Alfred Dickson Blake, 29 March 1926. Printed form.   Completed.   (iv)  Abstract of Title   A.D. Blake Esq. (altered in ink to Mrs.E.L. Henderson)  No.12 Grosvenor Hill, Wimbledon, Surrey. Recital  Conveyance 30 Oct.1863 between Frederic William Oliver of the 1st part, William Elliot Oliver of 2nd part, William Henry Oliver of 3rd part of certain heredits situate in Wimbledon.      Lease of 3 Grosvenor Hill  30 Nov. 1863. Property passes to Elizabeth Oliver, wife of W.E. Oliver by will 1877, to F.W. Oliver and Edgar Oliver at her death, 1890. Conveyed 1900 to T.E. Crocker of 'Draxmont' Wimbledon for consideration £2430, property comprising dwelling house & garden of No.1 Grosvenor Hill, then occupied by Mrs. Anne Bloxon, as yearly tenant paying rent £122.3/- p.a. Schedule  Documents of title. 1857  Admission of F.W. Oliver as Tenant of Manor of Wimbledon etc. Memorandum  (long-hand addition) By indenture 30 July 1919, St. Aubyns, No.3 Grosvenor Hill, conveyed to Henry Wheeler Maynard.   T.E.Crocker, in will dated 16 Sept.1912, bequeathed residue of estate to James Hadley Crocker (bro.), James Phillips (nephew) & others upon trust to sell and convert some of the money.  Died 8 March 1914.   18 June 1920.  J.H. Crocker of Kingswood, Surrenden Road, Brighton & James Phillips of 37 Walbrook, London To  Mrs Lola Beauclerk & Alfred John Styles.    No.1 Grosvenor Hill. Consideration  £1750. (2/3 Beauclerk; 1/2 Styles). Paper.  3 sheets.  incomplete.   (v)   29 March 1926  Conveyance. Alfred Dickson Blake of 9 Hill Side, Wimbledon (executor of Florence Louisa Blake, decd.) To  Ellen Louise Henderson of 101 Cambridge Road, West Wimbledon. No.12 Grosvenor Hill Consideration  £1750. Schedules  Probate of wills of Frederic Blake, dcd.5 May 1923 and Florence Louise Blake, dec.14 May 1925. Signature  A. Dickson Blake. Paper.   2 sheets.   Map.   (vi)  Application for Search of H.M. Land Registry against Ellen Louise Henderson, No.12 Grosvenor Hill, 6 April 1937. Official form.   Completed.   (vii)  7 April 1937  Conveyance.  Ellen Louise Henderson of 12 Grosvenor Hill To  Richard Owen Beachcroft, Doctor of Music, of 'Corrie Lodge', Lingfield Road, Wimbledon.    No.12 Grosvenor Hill. Consideration  £1850. Restrictions  as in 1921. Signature  E.L. Henderson. Parchment.   2 sheets.   (viii)  Application for Search. Richard Owen Beachcroft,  No.12 Grosvenor Hill. Date  19 Feb.1951. Completed.   (ix)  21 Feb.1951   Conveyance. Richard Owen Beachcroft of 12 Grosvenor Hill To  Hugh Martin West Harris, 124 Grand Drive, London SW 20 and Ann Harris, his wife.    No.12 Grosvenor Hill Consideration  £4050. Restrictions  as in 1921. Signature  R.O. Beachcroft. Paper.   2 sheets.   (x)  Abstract of Title of Mr. & Mrs. H.M.W. Harris,    No.12 Grosvenor Hill. Cites  Conveyances of 15 Nov.1921, Beauclerk and Styles to Frederic Blake. Will of F. Blake, 9th Dec.1922, leaving estate to wife, F.L. Blake etc. Conveyances  A.D. Blake to E.L. Henderson  1926.              E.L. Henderson to R.O. Beachcroft  1937.              R.O. Beachcroft to H.M.W. Harris  1951. Paper.  5 sheets.  2 copies.   (xi)  Enquiries before Contract between    Mr & Mrs H.M.W. Harris and F.R. Oliver re    12 Grosvenor Hill.  Date  23 March 1954. Printed form.  2 sheets.   (xii)  28 April 1954.  Particulars, conditions and agreement for sale of No.12 Grosvenor Hill by Harris to Oliver. Consideration  £4180. Restrictions  as in 1921, on separate TS sheet. Signatures  H.M.W. Harris & A. Harris. Printed form.  additional TS.  Map.   (xiii)  11 May 1954.  Requisitions on Title (between parties as above). 1 sheet.  printed.   (xiv)  Application for search under Land Charges Act 1925 against A.D. Blake, Eileen Louise Henderson, R.O. Beachcroft, Mr & Mrs H.M.W. Harris. Date  26 May 1954. Printed form.  completed.   (xv)  1 June 1954.  Transfer of Property. Mr & Mrs H.M.W. Harris of No.4 Murray Road, Wimbledon To Frank Richard Oliver of 339 Upper Richmond Road, London S.W.15. No.12 Grosvenor Hill. Consideration  £4180. Restrictions  as in 1921. Signatures H.M.W. Harris, A. Harris. Printed H.M. Land Registry Form.   (xvi)  Local Search, London Borough of Merton, re No.12 Grosvenor Hill.  Dated  21 March 1973. New Restriction  Clean Air Act 1956. Printed forms.  5 sheets.   (xvii)  4 February 1974.  Rating Alteration. Rateable value reduced from £513 to £488 because of demolition of garage. Occupier  Mrs D.J. Bell. Photocopy.  1 sheet.   (xviii)  Report of Structural Survey & Valuation of No.12 Grosvenor Hill, 4 December 1980, for J. Wilbur Cocke Esq. Photocopy.  11 sheets.   (xix)  Contract Agreement.  29 April 1981 for sale of No.12 Grosvenor Hill by Mrs Daphne Joie[?] Bell to Mrs Elizabeth Jessie Cocke of 1 Southside, Wimbledon. Consideration  £82,000. Photocopy.  5 sheets.  Map.      
Rate Book
Accession number: LDWIM000518
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Vestry Rate Book for 1822-23. (Leather-bound notebook with metal clasps). Records assessment of a rate of eight pence in the pound for building a wall, enclosing an additional burial ground, and for general church maintenance.  The assessment is in the names of the Churchwardens, Thomas Mason and Joseph Marryat, Jun.  
Rate Book
Accession number: LDWIM000519
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Poor Rate Book for April 1831. (Leather-bound notebook with metal clasp). Records assessment of Poor Rate of two shillings and sixpence in the pound for relief of the poor of the Parish.  The assessment is in the names of John Casswell and William Parsons, Overseers of the Poor.  The end of the notebook has been used for personal notes and jottings of no apparent significance.
Rate Book
Accession number: LDWIM000520
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Highway Rate Book for 1832-33. (Leather-bound notebook with metal clasp). Records names of those liable to pay a rate for the maintenance of highways in the Parish.  The list is almost identical with the Poor Rate Book for 1831, but ownership of "tug" or "horse and cart" (therefore eligible to assist in road making perhaps) is listed.  John Casswell and William Mason are given as Surveyors of the Highways.  
Rate Book
Accession number: LDWIM000521
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Poor Rate Book for 1837. (Officially printed Rate Book as required by Poor Law Commission set up in 1834). Records assessment of rate of one shilling in the pound for poor relief.  Details required under new Act of 1834 include names of those who have a vote or votes, names of owners as well as occupiers of dwellings etc., and an indication of the type of property (as "cottage", "house & garden", "house & bakehouse" etc.).  It is of interest that the owner of a tract of land occupied by various persons is given as "Southampton Railway Company".  The names of George Croft and James Holland are give as Churchwardens, David Withers & F. Hogg as Overseers and B. Bart as Surveyor.  
Rate Book
Accession number: LDWIM000522
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Highway Rate Book for 1843. (Cloth-bound notebook officially printed for the purpose as "Johnson's Highway Rate Book"). Records assessment of rate of sixpence in the pound for highway maintenance.  The Southampton Railway now has 2¾  miles of railway in the Parish.  The names of Michael Ogden & James Cooke are given as Surveyors.