Fonds MC 3603, 1077X7 - Title deeds and executorship papers of the Terrington family's estate in Dersingham

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MC 3603, 1077X7


Title deeds and executorship papers of the Terrington family's estate in Dersingham


  • 1866-1956 (Creation)

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1 bundle of parchments and papers

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Son and apprentice of Frederick Terrington of Heath Road, Dersingham, butcher, Married Ruth May Riches in 1900, who survived her husband. In the 1920s-1930s, he bought and sold plots of land, formerly parts of Dersingham Common and then termed the Dersingham Building estate.

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J E Linford

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Terrington family executorship papers and deeds relating to Douglas William Terrington's title to a messuage, cottages and land (1a 27p) , and four cottages, gardens and land on Manor Road (previously part of plot 88 on the Dersingham Enclosure plan) all in Dersingham, the former property was mortgaged to John Rolfe and then reconveyed back to William Smith in 1876, who subsequently mortgaged it several times before selling it to Frederick Terrington of Dersingham, butcher. After his death, his estates passed to his son, Douglas William Terrington. The latter property was conveyed by John Harpley to Robert Culyer of Swaffham, merchant's clerk in 1869. In 1947, the trustees of trusts under Culyer's will, sold the premises to Douglas W Terrington, and a memorandum of this conveyance with a marginal plan is endorsed on the 1869 conveyance from Harpley to Culyer. Douglas died in 1956 and his estates passed to his widow, Ruth May Terrington. Documents include an abstract of title of William Henry Smith to a messuage, cottage and land (1a 27p) 'for Mr F Terrington' 1879-1893, Douglas Terrington's copies of executorship accounts re his father, Frederick Terrington's estate, 1929-1931 and Inland Revenue estate duty statement 1937.

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