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Document Number:0512002
Date:01 November 1788
For Sale:79.00
Good consistent with age
Parchment : 1 sheet 65cm x 80cm with 1 wax seal, signature and revenue stamp.
Summary of contents:
Radcliffe SIDEBOTTOM of the Middle Temple, London. Esquire.
Joseph LORD of Oldham, Lancashire. Cotton Weaver.

Radcliffe Sidebottom is granting a 999 year lease on a plot of land in Oldham. It contains 616 square yards and is part of a close called Methodist Meadow or Barley Crofte on the South side of the turnpike from Oldham to Manchester.

This appears to be part of a farm or estate called Benthall belonging to Radcliffe Sidebottom and which has been marked out with intended roads ready for development. Joseph Lord covenants that he will build a dwellinghouse within 18 months which will have a yearly value of at least 10.
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