Focus on Conveyances

A Conveyance is a deed that deals with the transfer of freehold property. All conveyances provide:

  • Names of parties (ideal for tracing your family tree)
  • Description of property
  • Covenants, rights & restrictions over the property
  • Value of transaction

As conveyances often provide details of the title to a property, they often have summaries of various events and documents that make up title to the property (a bit like an Abstract), perfect for tracing your house history.

Most of our conveyances are originals and therefore contain original signatures and seals! The styles of the conveyances vary depending on the age and scale of the document, some may be written on old parchment or velum, others may be in booklets. These deeds are either handwritten or typed; we have discovered so many different styles of handwriting that we’ve needed a lesson or two in palaeography!

Follow this link to download an example of a Conveyance from 1893 relating to property in Osborne Road, Hyde.

The Conveyance that we have used for an example contains the following information:

  • Number of Documents 1
  • Number of Plans 1
  • Number of Persons  6
  • Number of Signatures 6