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Document Number:0501128
Title:Lease
Date:31 December 1851
For Sale:50.00
Condition:
Good.
Description:
Parchment : 1 sheet 60cm x 78cm with 2 wax seals, duty stamp and small plan of the property on the back.
Summary of contents:
PARTIES
Thomas Beard Holy of Norton House, Derbyshire. Esquire.
John Millington of Sheffield, Yorkshire. Hatter.

SUBJECT
Thomas Beard gives a lease for 800 year to John Millington at a rent of 18/10/0d per annum.

The property totals 1235 square yards and is on the corner of Porter Street and Wilkinson Street. John Millington undertakes to build 3 good and substantial houses of 2 stories on the plot.

NB. See also document reference 0501127 which appears to be identical. Document 0501127 contains some minor corrections and insertions, whereas 0501128 is the 'good' copy. Both are signed, sealed and stamped, so they both appear to be valid contracts. It is quite common to find a Lease and identical Counterpart Lease, so that is probably the case here, although neither are actually marked 'Counterpart'.
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