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Document Number:0503076
Title:Release
Date:12 September 1835
For Sale:60.00
Condition:
Good, consistent with age
Description:
Parchment : 1 sheet 62cm x 77cm with 3 wax seals (unusual - black seals) and revenue stamp
Summary of contents:
PARTIES
William Richards of Hinnerton Lodge, County of Flint, Esquire.
Philippa Grosvenor Richards, wife of William Richards.
Henry Potts the younger of Chester, Cheshire. Esquire.

SUBJECT
We are told that Philippa Richards is the only sister and heiress at law of Dorothea Nicholls late of Chester, Widow, deceased and her inherited property in Chester from her.

Philippa Richards, with the agreement of her husband William, is now selling the property to Henry Potts. This appears to be a sale by Lease and Release, since we are told of a Lease for a Year made the previous day. The complication is that the property is sold to Henry Potts in trust to the use of Philippa Richards, which explains why the sale price is only 10 shillings (10/-d). (I believe that the object of this type of transaction was to keep the property of a married woman at arm's length from her husband).

The property consists of a dwelling house with garden in the West side of Nicholas Street, Parish of the Holy Trinity, Chester, together with a coach house and stable.
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