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Document Number:0509018
Title:Deed of Covenant
Date:14 December 1844
For Sale:65.00
Good consistent with age
Parchment : 2 sheets 62cm x 75cm with 3 wax seals, 3 signatures and revenue stamps
Summary of contents:
John HARGREAVES of Broad Oak, New Accrington, Lancashire. Calico Printer and Merchant.
Edward HINDLE of Accrington, Lancashire. Cotton Spinner and Manufacturer.
James GREENWOOD of Shoe Mill, New Accrington, Lancashire. Cotton Spinner and Manufacturer.

The document concerns copyhold property in the Manor of Accrington on which John Hargreaves is giving a lease to Edward Hindle and James Greenwood. In order to complete the transaction it is necessary for John Hargreaves to surrender the property to the Lord of the Manor and this Indenture is a Deed of Covenant in which he undertakes to do so.

The property consists of a cotton factory called Shoe Mill together with the associated stream and reservoir, a cottage and two newly erected dwellinghouses. Some of the machinery in the mill is listed and we are told that this also belongs to John Hargreaves.

Edward Hindle and James Greenwood are described as "co-partners in trade" and are to pay a rent of 230 per annum.
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