~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~

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Document Number:0504096
Date:13 October 1863
For Sale:53.00
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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