|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Title:||Lease for a Year|
|Date:||01 September 1775|
|Good. Extremely clean for its age.|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 29cm x 48cm with 2 wax seals and escutcheoned revenue stamp.|
|Summary of contents:|
John Dawes of Chichester, Sussex, Ironmonger
John Tribe of Chichester, Sussex, Scrivener
Francis Dear of Chichester, Sussex, Gentleman
John Dawes and John Tribe 'Bargain and Sell' to Francis Dear a messuage on the west side of North Street, Chichester for 5 shillings. However, the wording later makes clear that this is the first part of a sale by Lease and Release. This document is actually a lease for a year at the rent of a peppercorn.
The property was previously in the possession of William Medford, deceased, victualler and includes outhouses and cellar.