MC:P299 Letters and Deeds of the Gibbon Family, 1774, 1794, 1935
For information on Edward Gibbon and his relationship to Magdalen College, see the introduction to MC:P298.
The first three items in this collection were acquired for the college by Dr John F. Fulton through the agency of Leonard L. Mackall in Georgia, USA. They were donated to the college by Fulton in 1935, along with the three deeds MC:P299/D1/1-3. For further details, see MC:P299/C2/1.
Catalogued by Richard Hunt, October 2007
MC:P299/C1 – LETTERS AND PAPERS FROM THE GIBBON FAMILY
MC:P299/C1/1 12 Dec 1774
Receipt for Corn Rent due to Magdalen College, Oxford by Mr Gibbons Esq. £9.11.0.
MC:P299/C1/2 2 Feb 1794
Letter, D. Gibbon (stepmother of Edward Gibbon) to Lord Sheffield on debts owed to her.
MC:P299/C1/3 12 Feb 1794
Letter, D. Gibbon (stepmother of Edward Gibbon) to Lord Sheffield on publication of Gibbon’s Memoirs and the execution of his will. Belvidere, Bath.
MC:P299/C2 – LETTER CONCERNING DONATION OF DOCUMENTS CONCERNING EDWARD GIBBON
MC:P299/C2/1 20 Feb 1935
Letter, Dr John F. Fulton to President George Gordon on donation of three deeds relating to Magdalen College and Edward Gibbon (sen.). Also donation of above three documents. Proposes to donate two volumes of memorabilia relating to Gibbon’s library and Sotheby’s auction of the same. Connecticut.
MC:P299/D1 – DEEDS OF THE GIBBON FAMILY
MC:P299/D1/1 6 Aug 1770
Lease for 20 Years
1. George Horne, President of the College of St Mary Magdalen and the scholars of the same.
2. Edward Gibbon of Beriton, Esq.
Property: A house in Petersfield in the County of Southampton, called the New House, Budd Close, a parcel of land called Skinners and the Brick-Field (excepting a parcel of land called Holme Crofts and the right to timber).
Rent: 24s 8d, and 7 bushels and 2 pecks of wheat and 1 quarter and 2 bushels of malt, or the cash equivalent. Also £5 per acre of land taken out of pasturage, per annum.
MC:P299/D1/2 6 Dec 1771
Lease for 20 Years
1. George Horne, President of the College of St Mary Mary Magdalen (sic.) and the scholars of the same.
2. Edward Gibbon Esq., administrator of Edward Gibbon Esq., deceased.
Property: A tenement in Petersfield in the County of Southampton, late in the tenure of William Pay. Lands called Horne, Paradise, Pullings Lands by the South Heath and Merry Fields.
Rent: £3 1s 8d, and 2 quarters, 2 bushels and 2 pecks of wheat and 3 quarters and 1 bushel of malt, or the cash equivalent, per annum.
Comments: College maintains right to cut wood from premises. Tenant to pay 6s 5d in Quitrent.
MC:P299/D1/3 6 Dec 1771
Licence of Alienation.
1. The President and Scholars of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen.
2. Edward Gibbon of London, Esq. administrator of Edward Gibbon Esq, deceased.
Property: A tenement in Petersfield in the County of Southampton, late in the occupation of William Pay. Lands called Horne, Paradise, Pullings Lands by the South Heath and Merry Fields.
Comments: 1 permits 2 to alienate his lease on the above property for duration of ten years.
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