Catalogue description The Eldridge Deposit

This record is held by Isle of Wight Record Office

Details of ELD87/38
Reference: ELD87/38
Title: The Eldridge Deposit

The deposit consists mostly of 19th century title deeds, although the earliest go back to the late 17th century, and also a number of 18th century probates


It has been arranged according to individual properties and where possible the properties have been grouped together by parish. The papers cover a wide range of areas on the island including Newport, Niton, Chale, Carisbrooke, Freshwater, Godshill and Newchurch. Individual properties include The Blue School, Newport 1633-1971 (the school existed 1761-1907), later the Blue School Foundation Charity (title deeds, minute books, account books, ledgers, rule book, admittance book and miscellaneous), Town Gate Mill, Newport 1819-1929 (recently demolished), Jobson's Farm 1807-1911 and Lacey's Farm 1866-1920, both Niton, the Methodist Meeting House, Sandown 1806-1953, Gladices 1819-1960 and Corve Farm 1904-1941, both Chale, the Saunders Estate, Carisbrooke and Brambles Estate, Freshwater 1894-1922


The collection also contains the papers of Rev. George Liesching (brother-in-law of James Eldridge), Benjamin Cotton of Freshwater and James Blake of Yarmouth as well as the papers (minute books, accounts and miscellaneous) of the Newport Literary Society 1849-1956. There are also six boxes of 19th century probates which have been listed by surname in alphabetical order


ELD87/38/1/1 - 27 Jobson's Farm, p. Niton


ELD87/38/1/28 - 37 Lacey's Farm, p. Niton


ELD87/38/1/38 - 45 Hardacres, p. Niton


ELD87/38/1/46 - 53 Niton Estate


ELD87/38/2/1 - 34 Rectory Farm, p. Newchurch


ELD87/38/3/1 - 19 28 Pyle Street, Newport


ELD87/38/4/1 - 59 Hunny Hill, Newport, p. Carisbrooke


ELD87/38/5/1 - 31 Town Gate Mill, Newport


ELD87/38/5/32 - 61 Lowcliff Cottage /Old Beacon p. Chale


ELD87/38/6/1 - 19 Eldridge Deeds


ELD87/38/6/20 - 28 Various properties Sandown


ELD87/38/6/29 - 44 Scotland Farm, p. Godshill


ELD87/38/7/1 - 28 Papers of Rev. George Liesching


ELD87/38/7/29 - 43 Little Atherfield, p. Kingston


ELD87/38/7/44 - 47 Miscellaneous


ELD87/38/8/1 Miscellaneous


ELD87/38/8/2 - 18 Forest Farm, p. Carisbrooke


ELD87/38/8/19 - 38 Brookside /Lilly Grove, p.Brixton


ELD87/38/9/1 - 16 Methodist Meeting House, Sandown


ELD87/38/9/17 - 45 Papers re: Benjamin Cotton


ELD87/38/9/46 - 48 Wilton Road, Shanklin


ELD87/38/9/49 - 56 Miscellaneous


ELD87/38/10/1 - 22 Lamberts Throat deeds


ELD87/38/10/23 - 31 Field Place, p. Carisbrooke


ELD87/38/10/32 - 69 Way Papers


ELD87/38/11/1 - 78 Papers re: James Blake of Yarmouth


ELD87/38/12/1 - 9 Whitwell and Arreton Tithe Rent Charges


ELD87/38/12/10 - 21 Brambles Estate


ELD87/38/12/22 - 29 Courteen Papers


ELD87/38/12/30 - 55 Miscellaneous


ELD87/38/13/1 - 16 Gladices, p. Chale


ELD87/38/13/17 - 36 Corve Farm, p. Chale


ELD87/38/14/1 - 49 Quay, Sea and Pyle Street, Newport


ELD87/38/15/1 - 24 Blue Coat School, deeds of 10 Lugley Street, Newport


ELD87/38/16/1 - 15 Blue Coat School: Minute and Account Books


ELD87/38/17/1 - 10 Blue Coat School: Reports etc


ELD87/38/18/1 - 6 Blue Coat School: Correspondence, Financial & Miscellaneous


ELD87/38/19/1 - 6 Newport Literary Society


ELD87/38/20/1 - 20 Newport Literary Society


ELD87/38/21/1 - 17 Deeds relating to Saunders Estate at the East End of Carisbrooke Village


ELD87/38/22/1 - 20 Deeds relating to Saunders Estate at the East End of Carisbrooke Village


ELD87/38/23/1 - 10 Deeds relating to Saunders Estate at the East End of Carisbrooke Village


ELD87/38/PROB/1 - 192 Probates

Date: 1633-1971
Held by: Isle of Wight Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

James Eldridge and sons, solicitors of Newport, Isle of Wight

Physical description: About 800 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

This part of the Eldridge collection was given to the office in 1987 by James Eldridge and sons solicitors of 36, St. James Street, Newport

  • Isle of Wight
  • Land tenure
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