ORIGINAL UK DOCUMENT - LEASE FOR A YEAR 16 February 1768
Parchment : 1 sheet 50cm x 68cm with 2 wax seals, 2 signatures and revenue stamp
Summary of contents
Richard FENTON of Bank Top in Worsbroughdale in the Parish of Darfield, Yorkshire. Esquire.
Thomas BECKETT of Doncaster, Yorkshire. Grocer.
Sarah BROADHEAD of Barnsley, Yorkshire. Widow.
This is the first part of a contract of sale by Lease and Release in which Richard Fenton and Thomas Beckett are selling property in Barnsley to Sarah Broadhead. It consists of a dwelling house at or near The Low Bridge.
We are told that this property was formerly purchased by William Beckett of Worsbroughdale, Darfield, who devised it in his will to Ann Beckett (his widow) and Thomas Beckett. We are also told that Thomas Beckett is the younger son of John Beckett of Doncaster, Butcher.
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