Stone Family papers, 1571-1933 Rauner Manuscript MS-1339

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Title:

Stone Family papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-1339

Collection Dates:

1571-1933

Size of Collection:

5 linear ft., 3 boxes

Abstract:

Stone Family of Clayhanger, Devon and Chipstable, Somerset, England, 1571-1933. Contains legal documents, including deeds and indentures on parchment chronicling the evolution of British legal documents.

Use & Access

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of the Stone family contain parchment indentures, covenants, probate deeds and wills, manuscript notes, letters, receipts and invoices. The documents chronicle the legal transactions of Richard Stone (circa 1570-1653) of Clayhanger, Devon and Chipstable, Somerset, England and his descendants. Seen together the materials shed light on the evolution of British legal documents from 1571 to 1872.

Biography

Richard Stone of Clayhanger, Devon and Chipstable, Somerset was born in the 1570s and died in 1653. Richard was married twice and had eight children. The line of descent from his son Emanuel Stone can be traced to the present day.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series: Manuscripts, 1571-1933

Box: 1, Legal Documents and Letters, 1571-1798

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Peaton", 1571
  • Folder: 2, Richard and Hanna Stone, admitted to Venn property in Chipstable by Ann Blue and Cadwallader Jones, 1649
  • Folder: 3, Manor Deed: Richard and Hannah Stone, Venn, Chipstable, 1656 April 16
  • Folder: 4, Indenture of Lease: William Slocombe to Eleanor Stone, 1659
  • Folder: 5, Indenture of William Slocombe, 1663
  • Folder: 6, Will of Thomazine Waldron, 1666
  • Folder: 7, Indenture between Anne Jones of Greenham and Thamsin Stone of Ashbrittle, 1680 May 13
  • Folder: 8, "Chipstable" financial document
  • Folder: 9, Agreement between William Davye and John Norman, 1684 December 30
  • Folder: 10, Indenture between William Lenthall and Richard Hill, 1685 December 11
  • Folder: 11, Indenture between John Wallop and John Norman, Richard Stone and Richard Hill, 1685 September 9
  • Folder: 12, Letter fragment, 1692 July 19
  • Folder: 13, Fragment with notes, early 1700s
  • Folder: 14, Fragment receipt, early 1700s
  • Folder: 15, Fragment with calculations , early 1700s
  • Folder: 16, Indenture between John Bassett and John Norman, Richard Stone and Richard Hill, 1685 March 25
  • Folder: 17, Indenture of Lease between John Jones and Robert Stone, 1701 June 3
  • Folder: 18, Indenture of Lease between John Jones and Robert Stone, 1701 June 2
  • Folder: 19, Indenture of Lease between Richard Stone and Robert Stone, 1703 October 6
  • Folder: 20, Fragment, letter, before 1705
  • Folder: 21, Indenture of Lease between Baldwin Malet and Robert Daw, 1706 November 16
  • Folder: 22, Indenture between John Lenthall and Robert Stone, 1707 November 18
  • Folder: 23, Indenture of Lease between John Lenthall and Robert Stone, 1707 November 19
  • Folder: 24, Indenture of Lease between John Periam and Richard Stone, 1709 February 1
  • Folder: 25, Indenture of Lease between Mr. Periam, Richard Stone and Robert Stone, 1709 February 29
  • Folder: 26, Receipt for half a year's land tax from Robert Stone, 1710
  • Folder: 27, Note to Mr. Stone, 1711 October
  • Folder: 28, Unidentified document, circa 1711
  • Folder: 29, Letter to Mr. Stone from Robert Quicke, 1711
  • Folder: 30, Letter to Robert Stone, 1711 June 6
  • Folder: 31, Receipt by the collectors of Chipstable, 1716
  • Folder: 32, Indenture of Lease between John Perrat and Robert Stone, 1718 August 1
  • Folder: 33, Three documents written by Elizabeth Norman, 1722
  • Folder: 34, Fragment regarding Robert Stone as juror, 1727 July 11
  • Folder: 35, Draft notes regarding a will, 1728
  • Folder: 36, Indenture of Lease between Sir Nicholas Hooper and Elizabeth Stone, 1729 March 25
  • Folder: 37, Indenture of Lease between John, Lord Lymington and Elizabeth Stone, 1729 April 15
  • Folder: 38, Indenture of Lease between John, Lord Lymington and Elizabeth Stone, 1729 April 16
  • Folder: 39, Receipt from Reverend Simon Richards to Elizabeth Stone, 1732
  • Folder: 40, Document regarding marriage of John Stone and Joan Timewell, 1736 September 21
  • Folder: 42, Document regarding marriage of John Stone and Joan Timewell, 1736 September 23
  • Folder: 41, Document regarding marriage between John Stone and Joan Timewell, 1736 September 22
  • Folder: 49, Indenture of Lease between Robert Stone and John Stone, 1745 September 19
  • Folder: 43, Indenture of Lease between Robert Stone and John Stone, 1736 September 20
  • Folder: 44, Indenture of Lease between John Bassett and John Stone, 1739 September 8
  • Folder: 45, Indenture of Lease between John Bassett and Elizabeth Stone, 1739 September 28
  • Folder: 46, Indenture of Lease between John Bassett and John Perratt, 1739 September 28
  • Folder: 47, Indenture of Lease between John Bassett and John Stone, 1739 September 29
  • Folder: 48, Indenture between John Bassett and Elizabeth Stone, 1739 September 29
  • Folder: 50, Indenture of Lease between Robert Stone and John Stone, 1745 September 20
  • Folder: 51, Indenture of Lease between Elizabeth Stone and Edward Manley, 1754 January 9
  • Folder: 52, Indenture of Lease between Elizabeth Stone and Edward Manley, 1754 January 10
  • Folder: 53, Indenture of Lease between Edward Manley and James Townsend, 1776 November 13
  • Folder: 54, Will and Testament of John Stone with probate seal and notes, 1783 August 1
  • Folder: 55, Probate of Captain Stone's father's will, 1787 March 1
  • Folder: 56, Covenants to produce deeds James Rogers to Robert Stone, 1789 June 25
  • Folder: 57, Deed of Exchange between John Stone and Robert Stone, 1797 June 5
  • Folder: 58, Lease between William Standwick and John Stone, 1797 June 4
  • Folder: 59, Indenture between John Stone and Robert Stone, 1798 June 24
  • Folder: 60, "Mr. Stone's answers" with numbered notes on articles of faith, 1720s to 1730s
  • Folder: 61, Manuscript with several short poems and writings, many signed by Elizabeth Stone, circa 1720-1739
  • Folder: 62, Notebook owned by Robert Stone containing a variety of notes, including cures for animals, notes of payments made and due and the dates of his father's death, circa 1726-1736

Box: 2, Legal Documents, 1804-1933

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Indenture between Charles Winter and Captain Stone, 1804 March 7
  • Folder: 2, Indenture between Mr. Stone and Mr. Yeandle, 1806 March 28
  • Folder: 3, Demise and grant from land from Robert Stone to May Hill, 1806 July 9
  • Folder: 4, Agreement between Edward Rogers and John Harvey, 1813 May 20
  • Folder: 5, Probate of the will of Edward Rogers, 1825 January 5
  • Folder: 6, Assignment of the 1000 year lease between John Yeandle and Robert Vickery, 1829
  • Folder: 7, Note from Robert Stone regarding dispute with John Stone, 1829 June 8
  • Folder: 8, Release by way of settlement between Robert Stone and John Davys, 1829 December 4
  • Folder: 9, Note from Robert Stone to another Robert Stone, 1829
  • Folder: 10, Accounting of Mr. Philip Hancock, 1829
  • Folder: 11, Invoice for parts of a cider press, 1834 September 29
  • Folder: 12, Probate of the will of Benjamin Rogers, 1836 November 2
  • Folder: 13, Copy of extracts from 1785 will of Thomas Stone, 1845
  • Folder: 14, Disclaimer of Mr. Davys of the Trusts of Robert and Mary Stone, 1847
  • Folder: 15, Deed of Appointment between Elizabeth Warren and her three sons, 1847 January 13
  • Folder: 16, Indenture conferring Nathaniel Palmer, 1849 March 9
  • Folder: 17, Character references for Sophie Stone, 1865
  • Folder: 18, Probate will of William Stone, 1867 May 28
  • Folder: 19, Marriage Settlement for Eliza Stone and William Lang, 1872
  • Folder: 20, Lists of descendants of William Winter, early 1900s
  • Folder: 21, Invoice from G.R. Ryder, 1933

Box: 3, Legal documents, 1675-1862

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Legal document related to Eleanor Stone, Edward Melton and John Burge, 1673
  • Folder: 2, Articles or Covenants and Agreements between Richard Stone and William Franch, 1675 July 1
  • Folder: 3, Bond of William Hosegood, witnessed by William Stone and Robert Stone, 1724
  • Folder: 4, Will of Charles Stone, 1727 January 5
  • Folder: 5, Inventory of the goods of Robert Stone, 1728 June 3
  • Folder: 6, Agreement between Ralph Elwall on behalf of John, Lord Lymington and Elizabeth Stone, 1728 November 1
  • Folder: 7, Indenture of Lease and Release William Hill to Elizabeth Stone, 1740 August 1
  • Folder: 8, Probate of the will of Joan Stone, 1796 July 11
  • Folder: 9, Apprentice Indenture between Mr. Arscott and Mr. Stone, 1796 August 18
  • Folder: 10, Probate of the will of William Stone, 1801 November 7
  • Folder: 11, Bond related to transaction between Robert Stone and John Yeandle, 1806 March 28
  • Folder: 12, "Debt Brief" related to a dispute between William Stone and Sarah Rogers, 1837 April 1
  • Folder: 13, Probate will of Robert Stone, 1839 December 13
  • Folder: 14, Bond to Robert Stone from William Stone, 1851
  • Folder: 15, Bond between William Stone and Edward Rogers Stone, 1855 January 24
  • Folder: 16, Abstract of Title of John Pyne to parts of Collards property, 1862

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