|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||13 October 1863|
|Good. The ink has faded a little in places but all is completely legible.|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 60cm x 74cm with wax seal, revenue stamp and plan of property on the reverse.|
|Summary of contents:|
Charles Towneley of Towneley near Burnely, Lancashire, Esquire
Howarth Waddington of Padiham, Lancashire, Gamekeeper
Charles Towneley gives a lease for 2000 years to Howarth Waddington on land in the parish of Hapton, Lancashire. The rent is £3/3/0d p.a. which is described as "the best and most improved rent that can be reasonably obtained".
Howarth Waddington undertakes to erect a stone wall around the property and to build "substantial houses" which may be let for at least £7 p.a.
The plot was formerly part of Moor End Fields with a tenement called Fenny Fold. It is bounded to the East by the Old Highway Road from Padiham to Burnley and contains 381 sq. yds.
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