Indenture of bargain and sale of 14 Feb 1649 by (1) Robert Hyde, serjeant at law, of Dinton, Wiltshire, Henry Hyde, merchant, of London, Edward Hyde, clerk, of Brightwell, Berkshire, and Frederick Hyde, of Middle Temple, sons of Sir Laurence Hyde of Salisbury, to (2) Henry Griffith, of London, of a thirty-sixth part of the New River 'brought from Chadwell and Amwell to London' or waterworks, formerly the property of Sir Laurence Hyde, and left by him in his will of 13 July 1637 for the payment of his debts. Consideration: £40 and £300. Signed and sealed by the parties of the first part, but the seal of Edward Hyde alone survives.
New River, Bargain and Sale
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 513
- Dates of Creation1649
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionSingle sheet
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The New River, an idea proposed and partly financed by the Welsh businessman and engineer Hugh Middleton, was constructed between 1609 and 1613 from Anwell and Chadwell in Hertfordshire to Islington, London, in order to convey fresh water to the City of London.
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Bought from Messrs. Bondy (Bondy's Bookshop) in 1961.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
11½" x 22". Parchment. Seal of Edward Hyde in red wax.
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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See James Everard, Baron Arundell and R.C. Hoare, The history of modern Wiltshire: hundred of Dunworth and Vale of Noddre (1829); and the Victoria County History for Hertfordshire, III.