The Meggitts of Sutton-in-Ashfield

A bundle of papers has survived from the Duke of Portland's estate relating to a lease (1873), and subsequent conveyance (1896) of land on Hamilton Road in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, to Samuel Meggitt & Sons Ltd 1873-1898 (73 items, paper & linen).
Draft conveyance from the [6th] Duke of Portland and his trustees Arthur Charles Greville & Edward Horsman Bailey, to Samuel Meggitt & Sons Ltd of Hamilton Road, Sutton in Ashfield, of three closes of land in Sutton in Ashfield measuring 6a 0r 15p, consideration, £1,523 8s 9d, mines & minerals reserved to the vendor, covenant by the purchasers not to carry on any trade or business except that now taking place on their adjoining land, and not to allow any deleterious emissions to flow into the Kings Mill Reservoir, schedule of deeds covenanted to be produced, MS plan attached showing the land lying on the south-west side of the Sutton to Coxmoor Road, the north-west side of the road to Mansfield, and the south-east side of the Midland Railway line, 30th December 1896.
Particulars of a piece of land to be leased to Mr William Thomas Meggitt of Mansfield, bone & tillage merchant.
Draft lease from the [6th] Duke of Portland to Samuel & William Thomas Meggitt (Meggitt & Son), tillage merchants, of a piece of land in Sutton in Ashfield measuring 2r 14p, term, 45 years from 25th March 1874, rent, £5 pa, covenant by the lessees to spend £400 in building a warehouse, four cottages & other buildings, MS plan attached showing the land lying on the north-west side of the Mansfield road and the south-east side of the Midland Railway line, 15th December 1873.
Memorandum of agreement for the sale, signed on behalf of Samuel Meggitt & Sons Ltd by the Directors Samuel Meggitt & J B Meggitt, MS plan attached, 25th July 1896.
Solicitors' letters relating to the 1873 lease, dated 29th July 1873 to 2nd January 1874, from S Meggitt & Son of Bone Manure Works, Sutton Forest, Mansfield, to William Cripwell Esq, and from William Cripwell of Mansfield Woodhouse, and William Bryan of Mansfield to Messrs Bailey, Shaw, Smith & Bailey [of 5 Berners Street, London].
Letter from Fred J Turner of Mansfield Woodhouse to Messrs Baileys, Shaw & Gillett of 5 Berners Street, London, enquiring after the property included in the lease, 13th March 1884.
Solicitors' letters relating to the 1896 sale, dated 11th January 1894 to 9th January 1897, from Fred J Turner of Mansfield Woodhouse, Messrs Wells & Hind of Nottingham, and Beale & Co of 28 Great George Street, Westminster, to Messrs Baileys, Shaw & Gillett.
Letters dated 15th March 1897 to 8th June 1898, referring to the discharge of refuse from Meggitt & Sons' works into the Kings Mill Reservoir in contravention of a clause in their lease. Letters are addressed or sent to Messrs Baileys, Shaw & Gillett, and are from Fred J Turner of Mansfield Woodhouse, George Adlington of Mansfield, Messrs Wells & Hind of Nottingham, H Stanley Garry (General Manager), of Hamilton Road, Sutton in Ashfield, and [Mrs] E. Buxton of Dukes Cottage, Sutton in Ashfield (with endorsed note from F Cook). 

 

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