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Phœnix Fire Office (Firm : London, England)

[Fire insurance policy for Mr. Thomas Mason, May 9th, 1891 from the Phœnix Fire Office]

London : Phœnix Fire Office, 1891-1892.
Physical Description:
1 folded sheet : illustrations ; 52 x 38 cm, folded to 27 x 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Eph Hg 24
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Completed in pen and ink.
Fire insurance policy, with engraving at top, for Mr. Thomas Mason. £200 policy no. 3489427. Premium due on policy: £0/4/8. Embossed tax stamp: "One penny" at top. Stamp in purple ink: Manchester Branch, also, Lancaster Bank. Preston. H. Dodgson. Agent.
"Established 1782"
Trustees and directors. Joseph William Baxendale, Esq., Walter Bird, Esq., Bristow Bovill, Esq., The Hon. James Byng, John Clutton, Esq., Geoge Arthur Fuller, Esq., Charles Emanuel Goodhart, Esq., The Rt. Hon. Sir John Lubbock, Bt., M.P., F.R.S., Charles Thomas Lucas, Esq., Charles Magnay, Esq., The Hon. Edwin Ponsonby, The Hon. E.B. Portman, M.P., The Right Hon, the Earl of Radnor, Dudley Robert Smith, Esq., William J. Thompson, Esq. John J. Broomfield Esq. (Hon. Director). Auditors: Joseph Francis Lescher, Esq., Thomas Douglas Murray, Edq., Col. Sir Walter George Stirling, Bart. Joint secretaries: William C. Macdonald, Francis B. Macdonald.
"The conditions wherein referred to are as followed-" 1889. E. Couchman & Co., Printers, 14, Throgmorton Street, London"--On back.
"Phœnix Fire Office. 19 Lombard St. and 57, Charing Cross, London. This policy of insurance witnesseth, that [Mr. Thomas Mason, of the Elmes. Longdon near Preston, Lancashire, Bank Manager] hereinafter call the Insured, having paid to the Phœnix Fire Office of London hereinafter called the Company, the sum of [four shillings and eight pence] for insuring against Loss or damage by fire or lighting, as hereinafter mention, the property hereinafter descripting in the several sums following, namely: on household goods, linen, printed books, wearing apparel, plate, watches, clocks, trinkets, wines, liquors, and mathematical and musical instruments [and] on china, glass, and looking=glasses [and] on pictures and prints (no one picture or print, case of loss to be valued at more than £[10]. In [his] private dwelling house, situate as above, Brick=built. [and stated].
[Memo: The person named Thomas Mason is now dead & it has been declared that the Interes law this policy is now vested in his widow Mrs. Jane Mason now residing at a house brick built of late. Known by the name Dryden Schawler at London aforesaid hereaftermore has declared that the property named herein is now [illegible] by this policy. Entered in the office books 20 Sept 1898. Dodgson Fire Agents Preston].
"The Company hereby agrees with the Insured, (but subject to the conditions at the back hereof, which are to be taken as part of this Policy), that if the property above described, or an part thereof, shall be destroyed by fire or lightning, at an time between the [30th April 1891] and the 2th June, 189[2], both inclusive, or at any time afterwards, so loss as the insured or [his] representatives, being successors in interest, shall pay to the company, and it shall accept the sum required for the renewal of this policy, such loss or damage, to an amount not exceeding in respect of the several matters above specified the sum set opposite thereto respectively, and not exceeding in the sum of [two hundred pounds]. In witnesss whereof, one of the Directors of the said Company has hereunto set his hand, the [9th] day of [May 189[1]. Total premium: £0/4/8 to Midsummer, 189[2]. Annual premium: £0/4/8 payable 23th June. [Edwin B. Portman]. Examined, [illegible]
Subject Terms:
Fire insurance -- Great Britain.
Fire insurance premiums -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Insurance premiums -- Great Britain.
Mason, Thomas, active 1891.
Phœnix Fire Office (Firm : London, England)
Blank forms.
Tax stamps (Printing)
Engravings -- 1891-1892.
Financial records.
Engravings -- 1891-1892.

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