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Document Number:0501038
Title:Appointment and Release
Date:02 March 1811
For Sale:80.00
Good, consistent with age
Parchment : 2 sheets 55cm x 67cm with wax seal and revenue stamp.
Summary of contents:
Robert Purland the Younger of Norwich, Norfolk, Druggist
John Porter of Norwich, Norfolk, Carpenter
William Foster of Norwich, Norfolk, Gentleman

This indenture is the second part of a contract of sale by Lease and Release. It concerns property in the parishes of St Peter Hungate and St Simon and Jude, Norwich. Robert Purland is dividing the property, which consists of 'several' messuages into 7 equal shares and selling 6 shares to John Porter.

The indenture begins by reciting a previous sale of 1802 by which Robert Purland acquired the property from Deborah, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha and Priscilla Baldy of Mattishall, Norfolk.

I am not quite clear how William Foster comes into it. He appears to be some sort of trustee "in order to prevent any wife of the said John Foster becoming entitled" to any of the property.

An additional memorandum written on the back of the document describes a further sale of the property, later in the same month, to Francis Bush, Dier.
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