|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||20 March 1816|
|Fair. Document is very brown with age and grubby on the outside but is otherwise in good condition|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 55cm x 71cm with 2 wax seals, 2 signatures and revenue stamp|
|Summary of contents:|
James HOLMES of Chatham Gardens, Parish of St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex. Carpenter.
Donald MacDONALD of Moneyers Street, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex. Carpenter.
John JOY of Upper Street, Islington, Middlesex. Shoemaker.
John Joy is paying £125 for a 90 year lease on property in Shoreditch at a rent of £3/3/-d per annum. Curiously, the £125 is paid to Donald MacDonald while the annual rent is paid to James Holmes. It seems that the lease is given by James Holmes " by the direction of Donald MacDonald to whom the ground was agreed to be demised ".