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Document Number:0506040
Title:Deed of Enfranchisement
Date:31 December 1864
For Sale:60.00
Good consistent with age
Parchment : 1 sheet 70cm x 55cm with wax seal and embossed stamps. Signatures. Deed of Enfranchisement and Schedule.
Summary of contents:
John Abel SMITH of Chester Square, Middlesex - Esquire. Lord of the Manor of Forncett, Norfolk.
William BETTS the younger of Bunwell, Norfolk - Farmer.

We are told that William Betts was admitted to copyhold property in the manor of Furncett, Norfolk, in 1849. The property is now being "Enfranchised" - that is, converted into freehold tenure - on payment of 61/11/-d to the Lord of the Manor. The document has the seal of the Copyhold Commissioners.

The property is described in the schedule, and consists of 4 parcels of land totalling about 6 acres.

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