RepositoryCheshire Record Office
ReferenceDDS 25/1
Date7 Jun 1807
DescriptionParties 1: Richard Legh of Adlington, county of Chester, Esq., 2. Edward Downes of Shrigley, same county, Esq.

Signed and sealed: Edward Downes.

Witnesses of sealing and delivery (endorsed): Cha. Cooke.

Counterpart Lease (endorsed 15 February 1866 with certificate of receipt of original, signed by Chas. R.B. Legh, witnessed by Jas. Sumner, M.A. Clerk, Shrigley Parsonage, in consequence of surrender of said original by Rev. F.D. Panter and John Edward Panter in consideration of £280 paid by Legh, and his renunciation of claims), in consideration of £715, reservation of timber, for term of lives of Edward Downes aged 38 years, Emily Panter his niece daughter of John Leach Panter of Park Street, Grosvenor Square, county of Middlesex, Esq., age 18 months and Edward Brooke youngest son of Peter Brooke of Shrigley [Pott Shrigley] afsd. Gent., age six and a half years, or survivor, rent £5. 16. 0. per annum, herriot £15. 0. 0., boons and services of 1 day's harrowing yearly with a pair of harrows and 2 able horses or 5 shillings, 1 fat Capon at Easter or 2s., 1 fat hen at Christmas or 1s. 6d., 3 days' reaping of corn at harvest with an able Reaper or 6s., scouring a proportion of the Mill Fleam in Adlington upon notice given; power of attorney for Charles Cooke & Joseph Cooke of Macclesfield, Gents., to enter, possess and deliver seisin; in a messuage or tenement in Adlington called Hibbert Brow, with fields appurtenant called the Stubble Field, the Collins Croft, the Meadow, the Old Meadow, the Little House Croft, the Little Field, the Acre, the Wood Hole, the Gigg Platt, the White Field, the Higher Pasture Field, the Lower Pasture Field, the Jack Croft, total 21 acres 3 roods 15 perches formerly held by Thomas Townley, then by John Bullock, now by Widow Washington. Two messuages near Jack Gate in Adlington, held by Thomas Walton and James Wyatt.

Mark (25) Adlington/7thJune 1807./Richard Legh Edward Downes Esq./Counterpart Lease of/Hibbert Brow Tenement and/two Cottages in Adlington/Lives/Edward Downes the Lessee aged 38 years/Emily Panter niece of the Lessee aged 18 months/Edward Brooke son of Peter Brooke aged six and a half years/Fine £715/Rent £5.16.0./Heriot £15.0.0./Boons £0.14.6.

Also a postmark;- Macclesfield (2) FE.16.66, and an address;- Rev. F.D. Panter/Rushford College/near Thetford/ Norfolk/per Book Post/Legal document/only ---
Physical DescriptionParchment: 2 membranes 31" wide by 24" and 31" wide by 6", the smaller being the remainder of a larger membrane which has been cut away across 9th line from end of doct. Seal: Applied signet on green tape through turn up, red, oblong octagonal, 18mm by 22mm, device a crest, a stag.
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