|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||09 June 1794|
|Good. Clear to read. Some of the folds in the parchment are quite stiff.|
|Parchment : 83cm x 60cm 2 sheets, 3 wax seals, 2 signatures and Revenue Stamp.|
|Summary of contents:|
Richard HARPER of Twyford, Buckinghamshire. Dairyman.
Thomas HOPCRAFT of Astwick in he parish of Evenly, Northamptonshire. Farmer.
Richard HEYDON of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Banker.
We are told that Thomas Hopcraft has a 500 year lease on property in Evenly, Northamptonshire, and that in 1780 he borrowed £144 from Richard Harper on security of this lease. The money has now been paid and the residue of the lease is being re-alligned to Thomas Hopcraft. Richard Heydon appears to be acting only as a Trustee and plays little real part.
There is a long recital of how the property came into the hands of Thomas Hopcraft, which appears to have been as a result of an Inclosure Act of 1779.