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Document Number:0504211
Date:14 December 1905
For Sale:35.00
Good, consistent with age
Parchment : 4 sheets 29cm x 22cm with 2 wax seals and duty stamp
Summary of contents:
Leonard Gilbert Taylor of Preston, Lancashire, Woollen Draper.
James Garstang of Whittle le Woods, Lancashire. Blacksmith.

The indenture concerns a piece of land in Whittle le Woods, Lancashire, opposite 'The Old Millstone Inn' containing 11 perches. It is bounded on the South and East by the road called Dolphin's Brow. There is a dwelling house on the plot.

There is a long history to the plot recited in 15 'whereas' clauses starting in 1898 when William Garstang acquired the plot and built the house on it. In 1900, he mortgaged it for 200 and died later that year. In his will he left his business to James Garstang and appointed Alfred Taylor as Executor.

James Garstang paid off the mortgage in 1900 and sold the plot to Leonard Taylor in 1901, who then mortgaged it for 200, but we are told that Leonard Taylor was acting as trustee for James Garstang. Now it gets complicated, and finished up in the Lancaster Chancery Court in August 1905.

The judgment was that James Garstang should pay 52/17/10d into court as the balance of the purchase price. He has done this, and the current indenture finally conveys the property to him.
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