Bundle of deeds and papers

  • 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, Lancashire, and consisting of: 

  • /1: Will (and Probate) of Thomas Ascroft the older, 1 May and 24 Nov 1766.
  • /2: Lease by William Ascroft to Joseph Charles, 11 May 1785.
  • /3: Conveyance between (1) William Ascroft (2) Matthew Chadwick and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 (and apportionment account).
  • /16: Schedule of deeds.

Arrangement

See Deed Register 195.