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Lease, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.1801

Scope and Contents

Lease by the Revd Christopher Anstey of Norton, Durham, clerk, to John Hemington esq of Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, of a capital messuage and farm in Trumpington (reserving timber and quarrying rights) for twenty-one years at an annual rent of #860 (deducting landlord's property tax). Hemington undertakes to operate a four-year crop rotation system, and to insure the mansion house against fire for #3,000 and the farm house for #1,200. Various restrictions on farming methods and building works are to apply. [30] Dec 1815, 4 pages, signed and sealed by Christopher Anstey, witnessed by John Cartwright and John Rowlandson, both of Norton, gents, duty stamps. A schedule of locks and other fittings is appended and has been used as a check-list.


  • Creation: 30 Dec. 1815 (Circa, endorsed: 'This lease expires Michaelmas 1836.')

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1 item(s) (vellum) : vellum

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The top of the first page has become detached and is defective.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by E.A.B. Barnard, F.S.A., November 1931

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