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Document Number:0807015
Title:Lease for a Year
Date:26 December 1817
For Sale:46.00
Good consistent with age
Parchment L 1 sheet 51cm x 70cm with 1 wax seal, signature and revenue stamp
Summary of contents:
Thomas JAMES of Newent, Gloucestershire. Labourer.
John JAMES of Pauntley, Gloucester. Labourer.

This is the first part of a contract of Lease and Release in which Thomas James is buying property in Newent, Gloucestershire, from John James.

It consists of a cottage and garden known as Little Newtown and near to a farm called The Fordhouse.

Note that Thomas and John James are brothers, and there is mention of Mary, the wife of Thomas James.
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