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Offline greenvalley

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parchment indenture???
« on: Sunday 02 November 08 12:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi guys,

I'm having a small problem. I found the following on the internet.:

Here is an ornate parchment Indenture dated 1st September 1882 being a Conveyance of property situate in Lemington, in the Parish of Newburn, Northumberland.  The contract is between Humphrey Atkinson, Builder of Blaydon; and Joseph James Grant, Pattern Maker of Walbottle. This document opens out to approx 28" x 21".  There are two wax seals and one revenue stamp.

But does it mean what I think it means - namely that J J Grant bought a house or had one built?  I have him on the census records from 1871 until 1901 and all that time he lives at "east side of village" in Walbottle. So it looks he never moved.

But is it possible that he had an extension made to the house? Or did he buy it?

In 1871 he's living there with his aunt, then he gets married and he lives there with his wife and 6 children, the aunt and a servant. And his career is improving all the time.  I guess I'm wondering whether they all crammed into one small house, or if he did buy a bigger one in the same location or what.

I just have no idea what the text describing the parchment is telling me. I can read the words but they mean nothing to me. May sound stupid but that's how it is.

Any ideas?

Greenvalley

 


ANDERSON: Moray & Jamaica
ELDER: Stirlingshire, Perthshire & Glasgow
WILSON: Glenisla, Alyth & Dundee
GRANT & ATKINSON:Northumberland
HARRIS: Dron and Glasgow
MATSON: Glasgow and Belfast
OLIVER, HARDY & GIBSON: Ireland, Antrim Belfast
TODD: England and Jamaica
McGRIGOR, McILCHONNEL: Perthshire

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Re: parchment indenture???
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 November 08 12:37 GMT (UK) »
The text tells you nothing more than that he bought a property which was own by Humphry Atkinson whose trade was a builder.

It might have been the one in which he was already living.  The actual document might tell you more but you won't know without purchasing it.

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Johnson, Routledge, SHIRT, SAICH, Mills, SAUNDERS, EDLIN, Perry, Vickers, Pakeman, Griffiths, Marston, Turner, Child, Sheen, Gray, Woolhouse, Stevens, Batchelor
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Re: parchment indenture???
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 November 08 12:57 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for that David.

The document was for sale on Ebay at some time in the past, but I can't find it any longer.

At least I now know that he purchased a property. His aunt's surname was Atkinson, so perhaps Humprey was a relative, although it seems to be a common name in those parts.

As I said, his address remains the same form 1871 to 1901, so I guess he purchased the house they were living in.

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ANDERSON: Moray & Jamaica
ELDER: Stirlingshire, Perthshire & Glasgow
WILSON: Glenisla, Alyth & Dundee
GRANT & ATKINSON:Northumberland
HARRIS: Dron and Glasgow
MATSON: Glasgow and Belfast
OLIVER, HARDY & GIBSON: Ireland, Antrim Belfast
TODD: England and Jamaica
McGRIGOR, McILCHONNEL: Perthshire

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Re: parchment indenture???
« Reply #3 on: Monday 03 November 08 17:35 GMT (UK) »
Many people invested in property - this may have been the property he lived in but it could also be one he bought to let.
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« Reply #4 on: Monday 03 November 08 22:19 GMT (UK) »
I think that you should be looking for wills particularly on the Atkinson side.

My guess would be that the aunt was left an interest in the property for her lifetime and it then reverted to the builder who agreed to sell it to Joseph Grant who was living in it.   

How about that for wild speculation.

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DETAILS OF MY NAMES ARE IN SURNAME INTERESTS, LINK AT FOOT OF PAGE
Wilson, Higgs, Buswell, PARCELL, Matthews, TAMKIN, Seckington, Pates, Coupland, Webb, Arthur, MAYNARD, Caves, Norman, Winch, Culverhouse, Drakeley.
Johnson, Routledge, SHIRT, SAICH, Mills, SAUNDERS, EDLIN, Perry, Vickers, Pakeman, Griffiths, Marston, Turner, Child, Sheen, Gray, Woolhouse, Stevens, Batchelor
Census Info is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: parchment indenture???
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 November 08 15:19 GMT (UK) »
thanks for your advice people.

The reason I think that he bought the property he lived in is because in 1891 he is listed as the head of the household.

I don't know about his aunt inhereting money. His mother was also living in the village, as were other Atkinson relatives.

Maybe worth having a look though. The only problem is that there appear to be quite a number of Atkinsons living there. But I guess it will keep me out of mischief  8)

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ANDERSON: Moray & Jamaica
ELDER: Stirlingshire, Perthshire & Glasgow
WILSON: Glenisla, Alyth & Dundee
GRANT & ATKINSON:Northumberland
HARRIS: Dron and Glasgow
MATSON: Glasgow and Belfast
OLIVER, HARDY & GIBSON: Ireland, Antrim Belfast
TODD: England and Jamaica
McGRIGOR, McILCHONNEL: Perthshire