|Date:||10 April 1854|
|SOLD - transcription available:||£22.00|
|Fair. More than usually grubby on the outside as folded and around the edges. There are some very small holes at two of the corners as folded. Otherwise complete and legible throughout.|
|Parchment : 3 sheets 61cm x 74cm with 2 wax seals, 2 signatues and revenue stamps. Includes a plan of the property on the firrst sheet.|
|Summary of contents|
Samuel BROOKS of Manchester, Lancashire. Banker.
Samuel MENDEL of Manchester, Lancashire. Merchant.
Samuel Brooks is selling property in Withington, Lancashire, to Samuel Mendel for £10,737/10/-d. It consists of a plot of 10 acres on the West side of College Road.
Samuel Mendel undertakes to build at least one good and substantial house on the plot, each such house to have an annual letting value of at least £60. Various constraints on these buildings are specified, together with a long list of prohibited trades,
We are told that Samuel Brooks acquired the property in 1836 from Wilbraham EGERTON, Lord of the Manor of Withington, and at that time it was still subject to the services and fines of the manor.
One memorandum added on the back refers to a court case of 1886 " Brooks v Mendel ". A second memorandum mentions an indenture of 1895 which indicates that the property was then in the hands of Henry Leopold MENDEL who was selling it to John Brooks and James Marshall Brooks.
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