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Document Number:0510009
Title:Abstract of Title
Date:11 March 1897
Good, subject to various pencil annotations added at a later date
Physical description:
Paper : 4 pages and cover sheet 44cm x 35cm
Summary of contents
William HOLLINS (deceased) of Upper Tean in the parish of Checkley, Staffordshire. Wheelwright.
Thomas HOLLINS of Chebsey, Staffordshire. Farmer.
Edward HOLLINS of Chebsey, Staffordshire. Farmer.

The document is titled "Abstract of Title of Edward Hollins and Thomas Hollins to Dwellinghouse and Land at Lane Head, Checkley, Staffordshire.

It begins in 1861 with the Will of William Hollins who leaves the house with 5 acres of land to his cousin, John Hollins, (who is the eldest son of his uncle and aunt John and Edith Hollins). If John Hollins should have no issue then the property could pass to his younger brothers Thomas or Edward Hollins.

We are told that the two eldest brothers, John and Thomas, died in 1895 and 1883 respectively, both as batchelors. As a result, the property passed to the younger brother, Edward, and to his eldest son, Thomas, who attained the age of 21 in 1896. These are the two who appear in the title of the document. In 1897 these two executed a "Deed of Disentailer" which presumably is to make it possible for them to dispose of the property outside the family.
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