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Document Number:0501082
Title:Lease for a Year
Date:01 September 1775
For Sale:50.00
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.
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