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Document Number:0508094
Title:Lease for a Year
Date:24 November 1806
Condition of this document:
Some patches of discolouration, but generally good consistent with age.
Physical description:
Parchment : 1 sheet 45cm x 65cm with 2 wax seals, 2 signatures and revenue stamps.
Summary of contents
Thomas SHOOSMITH of Lydd, Kent. Gentleman.
William WATERMAN the Younger of Tenterden, Kent. Gentleman.
William WATERMAN the Elder of Ashford, Kent. Gentleman.
Vanderlure MILLS of Tenterden, Kent.

This is the first part of a contract of sale by Lease and Release in which Thomas Shoosmith is selling property in Lydd to William Waterman the Elder. It consists of a parcel of 15 acres of marshland which had been acquired by John Shoosmith (father of Thomas Shoosmith) in 1768.

We are told that William Waterman the Younger and Vanderlure Mills are acting only as Trustees and presumably play little real part in the transaction.
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