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Legal and business papers, 1740-1817

MS. Top. Oxon. c. 229
Held at the Weston Library

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A collection of original legal and business papers [i + 101 leaves]. Includes:

  1. (Fols. 1-24) Papers relating to the appointment and fees of apparitors in the Diocese of Oxford, 1769-1771.
  2. (Fols. 25-26) Letter of Edward Pearson, 2 Aug 1766, concerning the appointment of John Hume [Bishop of Oxford 1758-1766] to the bishopric of Salisbury.
  3. (Fols. 27-28) Nomination of John Winter as curate of Hook Norton by Hender Mounsteven, 21 May 1767.
  4. (Fol. 29) Order of the Attorney-General concerning financial matters in a dispute between the minister and churchwardens of Stanton St. John and Sir Thomas D'Oyly and others, 1 Feb. 1748.
  5. (Fols. 30-31) Petition and order concerning removal of Moss Bradford, his wife, and children from Hanwell, Middlesex to East Adderbury 20 Feb. 1817.
  6. (Fols. 32-33) Copy of depositions in a case between George Owen of Wolvercote and the commonalty of Oxford concerning common pasture called Cripley and Port Meadow, 20 Sept. 1523.
  7. (Fol. 34) Printed copy of the oath of a freeman of Oxford, Thomas Bardgett, 14 May 1768.
  8. (Fols. 37-38) Admission of John Purnell as Warden of New College and Act of Admission of same, 13 Sept. 1740.
  9. (Fols. 40-41) Draft letter of resignation of Shute Barrington as Canon of Christ Church, 1768.
  10. (Fols. 42-44) Draft letter of resignation of Henry Bathurst as Canon of Christ Church, 1795.
  11. (Fol. 45-48) Petition of William Henchman [Vice-President of Magdalen College, 1745] against the refusal of the college to elect him bursar.
  12. (Fol. 51) Draft consent of the Visitor of Corpus Christi College [Benjamin Hoadly] to arrangements for leave of absence of Disciple-Masters, 19 July 1755.
  13. (Fols. 52-91) Papers concerning the enclosure at Hook Norton, Southrop and Stanton Harcourt, 1773-1778, including:
  14. (Fols. 74-85) an annotated copy of the printed Bill for the enclosure of Hook Norton and Southrop
  15. (Fols. 92-96) Land in Mongewell sold to [Shute Barrington] Bishop of Durham, 1805.
  16. (Fols. 97-98) Signed order of John Townsend, Mayor of Oxford, for the removal of a woman from Oxford to Knowle, Warwickshire, 4 May 1694.
  17. (Fols. 99-100) Agreement between John Patterson and Samuel Paget, junior, to sell a brewery and public houses in Yarmouth, 7 Jan. 1804.


  • Creation: 1740-1817


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. Oxon. c. 229