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Document Number:0806006
Title:Counterpart Lease
Date:25 November 1854
For Sale:30.00
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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