[Manuscript Notebooks of Samuell Parnell, and another Farmer of Washbourne, South Devon.]
by \[Parnell, Samuel\]
Condition: Very Good +
Very Good +. 3 handwritten notebooks, containing the records of a farm at Washbourne, South Devon between 1664 -1780 - payments for work done, products sold, money lent, tithes and taxes paid, debts repaid Periods covered are from 1664-91 and 1730-80. Notebook 1: (146 x 92mm) Oblong small octavo Full brown calf, blind ruled panels and borders to boards, brass on leather clasp 127ff of which about 50 are blank. The first 24 and last 18 relate to rents collected 1664-1690. The rest are farm transactions of the 1730sNotebook II: (92 x152mm) Small octavo. Full vellum, rich brown age patina, with envelope flap, missing the metal clasp and lock pocket at the back. Inscribed on front pastedown 'Samuell Parnell, This Book October ye 30 day 1731 .' 100ff, very few blank sides. One page gives a recipe 'to kill lice worms and the scab in sheep' signed by 'Samuel Cockrem, Washbourne, Halwell Devon Oct 26th 1839'Notebook III: (76x 123mm). Full vellum, worn and creased, envelope flap with broken clasp, the greenish metal is corroded (copper?), 50ff, the first and last leaves are torn with a little loss, 9 are blank and the dates mention 1740-53 The farm was owned, in the later period by Samuell Parnell and the notes give the names of many people he dealt with It seems from a note in the second notebook that the farm was owned or tenanted by Samuel Cockrem in 1839
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