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Document Number:0511009
Date:20 June 1733
Excellent condition for its age subject only to the usual discolouration. Exceptionally fine handwriting.
Physical description:
Parchment : 1 sheet 51cm x 79 cm with 1 wax seal, signature and revenue stamp
Summary of contents
James HILLS of Hythe, Kent. Bricklayer.
Francis POPPEWELL of Wye, Kent. Husbandman.
John Huggolden of Hythe, Kent. Fellmonger.

The document begins by telling us of a 99 year lease granted to John Huggolden in 1693 by the Corporation of Hythe (property described as "The Mayor, Jurates and Commonalty of the Town and Port of Hythe"). It was for "a piece of Waste Ground heretofore part of an old sewer" near Shoemakers Bridge of about 54ft by 30ft, John Huggolden erected a Workhouse and then converted it into a dwellinghouse,

In 1718 John Huggolden assigned the residue of the lease to James Hills (who is one of the Jurators of the town). James Hills is now assigning it to Francis Poppewell for 36. The original rent was 6d (sixpence per annum).
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