117-118 High Street

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The papers within this Accession No. show that originally the property was part of the estate of Sir William Codrington who devised in his Will of 1789 to the use of Sir Christopher Bethell Codrington as 1st tenant for life - with it being lawful that trustees Charles Christopher Pepys and William Dowdeswell [or the survivor] could,at the request of 1st tenant,sell any part of the hereditaments etc.

In 1851 - Charles Christopher Pepys, who had been made Lord Cottenham in 1836, died leaving William Dowdeswell sole Trustee

In 1856 – Sir Christopher B. Codrington requested absolute sale of Hereditaments granted [this property being part] to Thomas Weaver and Benjamin Thomas Moore [auctioneers] for £1100

In 1857 – Thomas Weaver and Benjamin Thomas Moore sold property to Thomas Davis, cooper

Also in 1857 – Thomas Davis borrows £150 from Thomas Weaver

In 1864 – Thomas Weaver died and Benjamin Thomas Moore as his executor required payment of the mortgage to settle affairs so arranged to transfer the mortgage to Eliza Annie Moore.

In 1870 - Eliza Annie Moore transferred Mortgage to Charles Dowswell

In 1889 – Charles Dowswell conveys property to James Maysey, umbrella manufacturer

In 1897 – James Maysey sells to Mrs Harriett Franklin

At some stage Mr William Gale acquired the property and in a letter dated 1983 [see small envelope [no. 16] in documents with 43-44 High Street] he sells the property for £61000. {This property in 2018 is Chrysal Rivers}

[These documents, currently in Tewkesbury Museum, will be handed to the Gloucester Archive]

From other Sources:-

1889: Property Sale [Tewk Reg] - Property Sale at Kings Head Inn

Lot 1: Nos. 117 and 118 High Street - occupied for many years past by Mr Charles Dowswell hairdresser together with goodwill of established business sold to Mr Maisey [James Maysey] of Gloucester for £315

Census Data 1841-1891

117-118 High Street ( Counted As 1house )
1891 Ref-RG12/2049 336-1A
habitation count: 5+
William Parker; Head; Married; Male; 21; Hairdresser;b. ? Gloucester; Employed.
Laura Parker; Wife; Married; Female; 20;b. Tewkesbury Glos.
Laura L. Parker; Daughter; Female; 1month;b. Tewkesbury Glos.
Number of records found: 1

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