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|Date:||20 October 1797|
|Good for its age. (There is possibly a tear in the left-hand margin, but I suspect this is a natural defect in the parchment - the written area is not affected).|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 54cm x 67cm with 1 wax seal, signature and revenue stamp|
|Summary of contents|
The Dean and Chapter of Chichester Cathedral
William JOHNSON of Chichester, Sussex. Gentleman.
John SMART (deceased) of Chichester, Sussex. Gentleman.
We are told that John Smart held a lease on property in Chichester that was owned by the Cathedral. In his Will, he left this property to William Johnson as a Trustee (but we are not told what we was to do with it!).
The Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral are now granting a new 30 year lease to William Johnson at a rent of 7 shillings per annum and subject to the provisions of the Will of John Smart (which are not specified).
The property is a messuage with garden on the North side of West Street, Chichester, formerly known as The Boot. It has a frontage of 40 feet on Wet Street and a depth of 214 feet.
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