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Document Number:0512099
Date:23 March 1802
For Sale:80.00
Good consistent with age
Parchment : 1 sheet 71cm x 87cm with 1 wax seal, signature and revenue stamp.
Summary of contents:
Francis HAIGH of Bank Top in Southowram in the Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire. Worsted Manufacturer.
James GOODALL of Farrar Hill in Skircoat, Parish of Halifax,Yorkshire. Corn Dealer.
James HAIGH (deceased) of Southowram, Halifax, Yorkshire., Tallow Chandler.

The Indenture relates to a dwellinghouse at Bank Top in Southowram, Halifax. We are told that a 1000 year lease on this property had been granted to James Haigh the father of Francis Haigh in 1755 by the Lord of the Manor of Southowram.The rent is 2s 6d per annum. James Haigh passed this on to his son Francis in his Will dated 1799.

Francis Haigh is now mortgaging the residue of the lease to James Goodall for 60.

This is an exceptionally large piece of parchment and of much heavier quality than is usual.
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