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Document Number:0904126
Date:29 December 1884
For Sale:54.00
Very good
Parchment : 1 sheet 71cm x 59 cm with 2 wax seals, 2 signatures, revenue stamp and plan
Summary of contents:
William VOWLES of Brislington, Somerset. Gentleman
Edwin HARDY of Leigh View, Bushy Park, Totterdown, Somerset. Builder

William Vowles is conveyihg a plot of land at 43 Richmond Street, Pylle Hill, Bedminster, Bristol, to Edwin Hardy. No money is changing hands - the conveyance is "in consideration of Edwin Hardy having partly erected a messuage on the plot at his own cost . . . and of the covenants hereinafter contained".

The conveyance is (in my experience) very unusual. On the cover it is described as a "freehold plot of ground" but the seller is requiring that a ground rent of 2 10s per annum should be paid in perpetuity. There are also conditions for insurance and for repossession by the vendor which would normally be found in a lease.

A schedule at the end lists previous indentures relating to the property from 1853 to 1881.
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