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Hoveton deeds, 1613-94, Pengelly letter, 1668, and four miscellaneous letters, 1821-38
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Deeds to land in Hoveton St John and Hoveton St Peter, with related documents

Copies of court roll of the manors of Hoveton St John and Hoveton Lathes, 1613, 1624 and 1694, final concord, 1652, and deed of bargain and sale of 6.5a. in seven pieces (each described) in Hoveton St Peter, 1654 . Names include Balles, Hewitt Rose and Jermyn. With grant of administration of goods of Susanna Jermyn, late of Hoveton St Peter, to Robert Garritt, her son, 1687, and probate copy of the will of Roger Garret of Coltishall, worstead weaver, 1693, devising a house and land in Coltishall to his wife Martha for life and then to his son, William.

Letter from John Raynes, London, to Thomas Pengelly, care of Simon Trobridge, mercer [Exeter]

Responding to Pengelly's request (by letter on 14 September) to draw £120 on Mr Rowland Cockey of Amsterdam, Raynes outlines the terms of the loan. Endorsed as answered 26 September 1668.

Thomas Pengelly; ?-1696; merchant; Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, Finchley, Middlesex

Letter from Harriet Anna Gordon at Gorleston to Godfrey Meynall, 7 Upper Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square, London

Addresses Meynell as her 'old Friend'; thanks him for a handsome present sent by Mr Gordon and for his invitation, and Mrs Meynell's, to stay with them in London. Describes their house in Gorleston, to which their family had moved from a cottage at Ealing, as 'pleasantly situated', albeit not able to accommodate visitors, and mentions Yarmouth Races and drives through the county of Norfolk ('truly picturesque and charming') as a attractions for his proposed visit with his family. By contrast, the economic state of Yarmouth is gloomy, with shopkeepers leaving the town and 'the poor starving for want of employment'. In a postscript, she deplores the cold weather and backward spring, which contribute to the poor finding difficulty in getting anything to eat but red herrings and potatoes.
Seal impression reads 'Harriet'.

Letter from William Wodehouse at Cromer to Revd J. Neville White, Norwich

The necessity of his being at Cromer for the benefit of his health has delayed the implementation of the plan for Hingham School, but Wodehouse expects the school to be operational by the midlde of October, when he intends to apply to 'the Society' for elementary books. He also expresses confidence in the abilities of the master (not named).

Letter from J.A. ?Brack or ?Bracks at ?Caston to G.F. Barlow, 18 Bryanston Square, London

The writer had been to Cressingham to assess damage to Cressingham Mill and to ascertain what would be required by way of repair (he would obtain the necessary timber at Lynn). Also describes the distress caused by lack of rain and other agricultural matters, including rabbits on the Cressingham estate, an offer of sheep (50 wethers), a promising turnip crop, summary of accounts on Norfolk estate, and property in Yorkshire. Several landowners and others named in the text. Endorsed with note in another hand, 'July 5 34. 60 or 70 Sheep'.

Letter from William Wigg at Shipham to C.B. Tucker esq., solicitor, Chard, Somerset

Asks for [unnamed] Trustees' guidance on materials and level of expenditure in rebuilding some farm buildings and refers to materials typically used in Norfolk; also reports that there has been no progress on tithes since he last wrote, but a meeting will be held soon. Includes Wigg's sketch plan of proposed barn, stable, bullock sheds etc.