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HOUSE DEEDS AND OTHER TRANSACTIONS

The property deeds for our homes, we will only usually see for a short period at the time of house purchase or sale.
They can give us a fleeting glimpse of the families, prices and uses to which our property might have been put in the past.

For those researching local history, property deeds they are immensely useful in establishing the very nature of town and village life.

A selection of deeds has been gathered here to give a small picture of what one went on at that shed around the corner
or that rather grander house along the lakeside or coastline.

As ever, we would gladly receive old documents you may have which might be included here.
We would only need to copy and return them and, with your permission, would hopefully reproduce them here.

Click on any of the following, to see a PDF summary of the deeds and transaction thereof:

Charterhouse

Chelston
Dolphins
Duskins
Egloshayle (topic presented to the group in 2003 by James Crook)
Lexden
Millbrook boatsheds
Pemberknowse House also an Obituary of Vice Admiral Malcolm Goldsmith prev. owner
Sam Hancocks (scroll down page to view images of deeds etc)
Ship Cottage
Storm Cottage
Strathdene
Tamarisk

The Devonport Inn, Kingsand
Avon House, Garrett Street

In addition, newspaper adverts can give much useful detail of the property to be sold:

click on:

Sale of Wear Cottages & Ropewalk Millbrook 1811

A very useful researching site for both houses and historic buildings is at:
http://www.buildinghistory.org/







Deeds of Sam Hancock's (ex Garfield House), Garrett Street, Cawsand
Relatively infrequently do an almost complete set of deeds come to hand.
Dennis Allom, the current owner of the property has been able to research and acquire the documents for his house back to 1790. They constitute a detailed record of not only the changes in ownership, but also the manner in which a property may be broken down and split with the settlement of family estates.

The value of the property in 1842 (65.10s.), can be converted using two values to indicate relative value today (2013):
4,770.00 using the retail price index
43,800.00 using average earning Source: https://www.measuringworth.com/

Click here to see SAM HANCOCK HOUSE DEEDS


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