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Document Number:0601009
Date:08 November 1844
Good consistent with age
Physical description:
Parchment : 2 sheets 56cm x 77cm with 6 wax seals, 6 signatures and revenue stamps
Summary of contents
George Chesterton of Balsall Heath, Worcestershire. Commercial Clerk.
George Battison Haynes of Birmingham, Warwickshire. Cordwainer.
James Charles Perry of Birmingham, Warwickshire. Grocer.
James Barker of Birmingham, Warwickshire. Grocer.
James McBryde of Birmingham, Warwickshire. Glass Cutter.
William Churley of Birmingham, Warwickshire. Cabinet Maker.

The last 5 named people are the Trustees of the Birmingham Building Society.

The Indenture concerns a plot of land at Balsall Heath, Parish of Kingsnorton, Worcestershire on the corner of Sherborne Road and the Birmingham to Alcester turnpike road. It contains 540 square yards.

The document begins by reciting that George Chesterton acquired a 99 year lease on this plot in June 1844. He is now borrowing 300 from the Birmingham Building Society with the intention of building 2 dwellinghouses on the plot.

This is a fairly early example of a Building Society created under an Act of Parliament of 1837.
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