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Document Number:0411037
Date:28 August 1826
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Parchment : 2 sheets 60cm x76cm. 7 signatures with wax seals and duty stamp.
Summary of contents
Elizabeth Culme of Tothill, Devon. Spinster.
Thomas Bewes of Beaumont, Devon. Esquire.
William Hales Symons of Chaddlewood, Devon. Esquire.
John Were Clarke of Burrington, Devon., Esquire.
George Strode of Newnham Park, Devon. Esquire.
George William Soltau of Plymouth, Devon. Esquire.
Frances Goddard Soltau (formerly Culme)
Jonathan Luxmoore of Plymouth, Devon. Gentleman.

The Indenture concerns property in the parish of Culmstock, Devon comprising:

A messuage known as Highfields consisting of dwelling house, barn and stable; a house called the Bakes and Malt House; several pieces of land known as The Old Orchard, Barn Close, Four Acres, Wester Five Acres, Dry Meadow, Bakes Close, Easter Five Acres, Great Pit Close, Little Pit Close, Shutt Close, Adelmoor Mead and commons on Hackpen Down and Maiden Down.

Jonathan Luxmore is paying 140 to Elizabeth Culme and also 140 jointly to Thomas Bewes, William Symons, John Clarke and George Strode. He obtains a lease on the property as above for a rent of 16s (shillings) per annum for 99 years OR until Anstis John Bewes and Cecil Edward Bewes are both dead. These two are the sons of Thomas Bewes, then aged 11 and 10 respectively.

The transaction is with the consent of George Soltau and Frances Soltau and we are told that this is by virtue of an Act of Parliament which allows the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral to lease out land in the manor of Culmstock.