Bundle

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 RYL/1/5/5
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 No 70.
  • Dates of Creation
      1766-1931
  • Physical Description
      16 pieces.

Scope and Content

Deeds and papers relating to `Peacock Farm' in Skelmersdale, and consisting of: 

  • /1 Will (and Probate) of Thomas Ascroft the older, 1 May & 24 Nov 1766.
  • /2 Lease by William Ascroft to Joseph Charles, 11 May 1785.
  • /3 Conveyance between (1) William Ascroft (2) Matthew Chadwick & Anne his wife (3) Joseph Charles, 12 May 1785.
  • /4 Final Agreement by (1) Joseph Charles to (2) William Ascroft, Matthew Chadwick and Anne his wife, 12 May 1785.
  • /5 Lease and release between (1) Thomas Ashton, Edward Johnson & Joseph Locker (2) Richard Rylands (3) Thomas Baxendale, 1 May 1837.
  • /6 Release of legacies from (1) Thomas Ascroft, William Fishwick, Henry Sumner, Claris his wife, John Deane, Elizabeth his wife, Ann Ascroft & Ellen Ascroft to (2) William Ascroft, 12 May 1785.
  • /7 Certificate of the Contract for the Redemption of Land Tax, to William Charles, 29 Apr 1799.
  • /8 Abstract of Title of the devises in trust under the will of the late Rachel Charles, Apr 1833.
  • /9 Plan of estate in Skelmersdale in the occupation of James Meadows, owned by Richard Rylands, 22 Oct 1838.
  • /10 Copy Conveyance of Gidlow House and apps. between (1) John Rylands (2) John Cross (3) William Slater, 5 Sep 1871.
  • /11 Duplicate Conveyance of a strip of land needed for road widening, by (1) Rylands and Sons Ltd to (2) The Local Board for the District of Skelmersdale, 12 June 1894.
  • /12 Lease of Coal Mines by (1) John Rylands & John Cross to (2) The White Moss Coal Company Ltd, 20 Apr 1875.
  • /13 Correspondence between the White Moss Coal Company and Rylands and Sons, concerning payment of rents and royalties, 12 Nov 1904-14 May 1907.
  • /14 Observations and Answers, from the Superintending Valuer, Inland Revenue, to Rylands and Sons Ltd, 16 Jul 1914.
  • /15 Conveyance by Rylands and Sons Ltd to Richard Forshaw, 24 Apr 1931 (& apportionment account).
  • /16 Schedule of deeds.

Arrangement

See Deed Register 195.