|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Title:||Deed of Enfranchisement|
|Date:||31 December 1864|
|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.