|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||30 December 1869|
|Very poor. The document appears to have been accidentally cut in three places - cuts 22cm long. Also some signs of damp along one fold. Remains legible throughout.|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 57cm x 72cm with 5 wax seals, 5 signatures and revenue stamp|
|Summary of contents:|
Robert Nicholas FOWLER of Elm Hall, Chippenham, Wiltshire. Esquire.
John FREEMAN of Woodlane House, Falmouth, Cornwall. Esquire.
Thomas Scambler OWDEN of 17 Devonshire Square, Bishopgate, City of London. Esquire.
Charles PEARCE of number 2 Clyde Terrace, Forest Hill, Surrey. Carman.
Henry WILCOX of 109 St Georges Roadm Pimlico, Middlesex. Gentleman.
Note that the first three named above (Fowler, Freeman and Owden) appear here as Trustees of the General Mutual Benefit Building Society).
The Indenture relates to two houses known as numbers 1 and 2 Providence Villas, in Dartmouth Park, Sydenham, in the Parish of Lewisham, Kent. They are on the East side of the Old High Road leading from Forest Hill Railway Station to Lewisham. In 1868 an 89 year lease on this property was given to Charles Pearce, who had built the houses. In August 1869 he mortgaged it for £450 to the General Mutual Building Society.
Henry Wilcox is now buying the residue of the lease for £505, most of which is paid direct to the building society in settlement of the mortgage.