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Document Number:0512004
Date:20 August 1751
For Sale:85.00
Generally good and very clearly legible for its age. Somewhat grubby on the outside as folded a the smaller second sheet is crumpled around the edges.
Parchment : 2 sheets 63cm x 83cm and 38cm x 50cm with 2 wax seals, 2 signatures and revenue stamps.
Summary of contents:
James BOWDEN of Highfield, Derbyshire. Gentleman. AND Amy Bowden his wife.
Samuel DANIEL of Stockport, Cheshire. Grocer.
Nicholas John LYON (d) of Leeshall, Oldham, Lancashire. Esquire.

We are told that Amy Bowden is a sister and heir of Nicholas Lyon. Presumably, there is one other heir since James and Amy Bowden are mortgaging a half share in a long list of properties in Oldham and Rochdale, Lancashire. The mortgage is for 170.

The first item mentioned is "the South East part of the Capital Messuage or Mansion house called The Hall of Lees" which is occupied by Hester Lyon, Widow.
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