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Document Number:0505133
Title:Counterpart Assignment
Date:10 August 1907
For Sale:56.00
Good consistent with age
Parchment : 2 sheets 71cm x 61cm with 5 wax seals, 5 signatures, revenue stamps and plan of the property. Also a separate paper sheet attached.
Summary of contents:
James HILTON of Granville Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Insurance Agent.
Mary NORRIS of 51 George Street, Whitefield, Lancashire. Widow.
Hannah HILTON of 51 George Street, Whitefield, Lancashire. Spinster.
Nancy HILTON of 51 George Street, Whitefield, Lancashire. Spinster.
Emily HILTON of Bury Street, Heywood, Lancashire. Widow.

This all revolves around the HILTON family, starting with Astley HILTON who died in 1891 and his wife RACHEL who died in 1894. Their children were JAMES, HANNAH and NANCY HILTON, and MARY NORRIS, who are parties to this indenture. There was also ANDREW HILTON who died in 1906 having appointed his wife EMILY HILTON as his sole executrix.

The document begins by telling us that in 1879 Astley Hilton acquired a 975 year lease on property in Whitefield, Lancashire, and that he later built 6 houses on it. These are numbered 41 43 45 47 49 and 51, in George Street, Whitefield.

James and Andrew had been appointed executors and trustees of Astley Hilton's will with instructions that, after Rachel's death, his property should be distributed equally between his children. In order to achieve this, one house is being given to each of James, Mary, Hannah, Nancy and Emily, and the sixth house is being sold to Hannah and Nancy jointly for 150.

The separate piece of paper gives permission from the Earl of Derby for these transactions, as is evidently required by covenants on the property.
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