|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
Original (signed) document & photo
|Date:||25 November 1854|
|Poor. A contaminating liquid has splashed the outside and created a dozen small holes (largest 7cm across). About 10 words are illegible.|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 71cm x 59cm with 2 wax seals, 2 signatures and revenue stamp.|
|Summary of contents:|
William GEARE of Lincolns Inn Fields, London. Gentleman.
Joseph HUNT of Broadway Hill, near Ilminster, Somerset. Yeoman.
Joel HUNT of Curry Mallet, Somerset. Yeoman.
Joseph and Joel Hunt are taking a 21 year lease on property at Wambrook, Dorset. It consists of a farm called Oatlands with 83 acres of land at a rent of £40 per annum.
There are many conditions specified relating to 'good husbandry' of the land, including an additional rent of £10 per acre for any pasture or orchard put to other uses.
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