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Document Number:0512059
Title:Lease
Date:15 January 1801
Price:76.00
Condition:
Somewhat discoloured and with a small stain on the second sheet, but clearly legible throughout. The condition remains good for its age.
Physical description:
Parchment : 2 sheets 57cm x 66cm with 4 wax seals, signatures and revenue stamps.
Summary of contents
PARTIES
James HEATHER of Broadwater, Sussex. Yeoman.
William BOORER of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, Esquire.
Edward PENFOLD of Broadwater, Sussex, Yeoman.
Richard PENFOLD of Broadwater, Sussex, Yeoman.

SUBJECT
James Heather is giving a 15 year lease on property in Broadwater, Sussex, to Edward and Richard Penfold. It is known by the name of Wades or Malthouse Farms, and the land totals 52 acres to be paid if any meadow or pasture is ploughed up.

There are a number of restrictions included for the proper use of the land including one that at the end of the lease the tenants will leave " one hundred loads of good rotten dung without being paid anything for the same ".

William Boorer is a party to the contract because he holds a mortgage on the property.
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