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Document Number:0503016
Date:01 March 1869
For Sale:58.00
Condition:Good, consistent with age.
Parchment : 1 sheet 51cm x 75cm with 1 wax seal, revenue stamp, and a small plan of the property on the reverse.
Summary of contents:
Henry Valentine Stafford Jerningham (Lord Stafford) of Costessey Hall, Norfolk, Baronet
James Archer of Castletown, parish of Castle Church, Stafford, Staffordshire, Engine Driver

Lord Stafford gives a 99 year lease on property in Castletown, Stafford to James Archer at a rent of 12 shillings per annum.

The property is bounded on the East by North Street and on the West by the Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway. James Archer undertakes to build "a good and substantial dwellinghouse of brick and tile or slate according to a plan already agreed upon".

The preamble to the contract says that the lease is granted by "Lord Stafford in exercise of the power to grant building or improving leases given to him by an Order of the High Court of Chancery in 1858".

The document has one signature, that of Lord Stafford, who signs himself simply as 'Stafford'.
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