|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Title:||Deed of Covenant|
|Date:||03 May 1819|
|Slightly grubby on the outside as folded but otherwise very good for its age|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 60cm x 80cm with 3 wax seals, 3 signatures and revenue stamp|
|Summary of contents:|
Lawrence PEEL of Ardwick in Manchester, Lancashire, Esquire
John Hartley the elder of Northowram, Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire. Smith.
John HARTLEY the younger of Northowram, Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire. Smith.
This indenture concerns a parcel of land in the village of Booth Town in Northowram in the North West corner of a close called Smithy Croft. It contains 525 square yards, is bounded on the North by Plow Croft Lane and on the West by the Halifax and Bradford Turnpike road. The two Hartleys have erected two stone dwelling houses in addition to one already existing.
This appears to be Copyhold land of the Manor of Wakefield which Lawrence Peel is letting to the two Hartleys at a rent of £34/7/6d per annum. Accordingly, Lawrence Peel has already surrendered the land to the Lord of the Manor and the Hartleys are now entering into a Deed of Covenant for the payment of the rent.
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