|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||22 February 1853|
|Parchment : 2 sheets 60cm x 71cm with 1 wax seal, revenue stamps and a small plan of the property on the reverse of the second sheet.|
|Summary of contents:|
Joseph MESSENGER of Folkestone, Kent. Architect.
John Bennett TOLPUTT of Folkestone, Kent. Timber Merchant.
Joseph Messenger is giving a 99 year lease on property in Folkestone to John Tolputt. The rent is 1 peppercorn for the first 9 years and £13 p.a. thereafter. We are told that this is "in consideration of the expenses of John Bennett Tolputt in erecting the messuage".
The property consists of a dwellinghouse newly erected by John Tolputt known as No. 1, West Terrace at West Cliff, Folkestone.