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Williams, Thomas, active 1705–1724

A terrier of a farm at Cublington in Com. Bucks, belonging to the late Mr. Joseph Neale, and in the tenure & occupation of Henry Stone / surveyed MDCCXXXII by Thos. Williams of Middletonstony.

England, 1732.
Physical Description:
1 volume ([47] leaves) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.C83 W5 1732+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Archives & Manuscripts
Thomas Williams of Middleton Stoney, with his brother William, is credited for the marble memorial monument for the Dashwood family, to be found in the Church of St. Mary, Kirtlington. The brothers were also responsible for architectural sculpture at Aynhoe Park, Northamptonshire. See: Gunnis, R. Dictionary of British Sculptors, 1660-1851.
Bound in contemporary gilt-tooled leather.
Manuscript terrier, by Thomas Williams, of the Cublington estates occupied by Henry Stone, formerly belonging to the late Joseph Neale. It seems probable that the present survey was carried out for the purposes of valuing Neale's estate. The primary content of the manuscript consists of tables naming the various farms, with sizes given in acres, rods, and perches. There are also 14 illustrations, executed in pen and black ink with gray wash, presumably also drawn by Thomas Williams. Almost all of the illustrations depict classical themes, with several suggestive of mythological figures. Most of the illustrations are used to frame titles for the six sections of the terrier. These comprise : Weal Field, Brunket Field, Mead Field, Hokeum-Field, Meadow ground, and Inclosed ground (all in Cublington Parish).
There is also an interesting section of five pages at the start on "The nature, number, and content of the timber in Pedworth's Close, Cublington," which describes the number and sizes of oak, ash, elm, and aspen trees.
Subject Terms:
Cublington (Buckinghamshire, England)
Land tenure -- England -- Buckinghamshire.
Neale, Joseph, -approximately 1732.
Real property -- England -- Buckinghamshire.
Stone, Henry, approximately 1697-1733.
Trees -- England -- Buckinghamshire.
Land surveys.
Ink drawings.

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