|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||25 December 1773|
|Good consistent with age|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 89cm x 66cm with revenue stamp plus seal and mark.|
|Summary of contents:|
The Rt Hon Henry Thomas, Lord Stavordale
Elizabeth JAMES of Water Easton, Wiltshire - Widow.
Lord Stavordale is granting an 8 year lease on property in Water Eaton to Elizabeth James at the rent of £250 per annum. The property consists of a messuage and other buildings plus a total of 236 acres of land, but that Lord Stavordale reserves the right to all timber on the premises.
Note that Elizabeth James is already described as the occupier of the premises at the time this contract is made so, presumably, it is the renewal of an earlier lease between the two parties.