Deeds collected by G.J. Dew

Scope and Content

The deeds comprise:

  • an account of the sum charged on each parish in Ploughley Hundred, Oxfordshire, for the land tax of 1772
  • articles of agreement touching the debts of Henry Villiers of St. Martin in the fields, London, deceased
  • tolls from a lighthouse at Tynemouth, Northumberland, 1714
  • a financial settlement by the Earl of Jersey, 1711
  • two King's Bench summonses, 1773

Administrative / Biographical History

George James Dew (1846-1928) lived in Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire. Some of his diaries relating to village life, and the poor law, have been published.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in Oct. 1968, June and Nov. 1973. Most deeds relating to other counties have been sent to the relevant County Record Offices.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

See also 747 miscellaneous deeds (mostly about Oxfordshire) collected by Mr G.J. Dew (MSS. D.D. Dew. c. 1-36).