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Joseph MESSENGER of Folkestone, Kent. Architect. c1853
Posted by: Brenda Azzaro (ID *****6039) Date: August 16, 2006 at 04:50:26
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Parchment : 2 sheets 60cm x 71cm with 1 wax seal, revenue stamps and a small plan of the property on the reverse of the second sheet.

Summary of contents
Joseph MESSENGER of Folkestone, Kent. Architect.
John Bennett TOLPUTT of Folkestone, Kent. Timber Merchant.

Joseph Messenger is giving a 99 year lease on property in Folkestone to John Tolputt. The rent is 1 peppercorn for the first 9 years and 13 p.a. thereafter. We are told that this is "in consideration of the expenses of John Bennett Tolputt in erecting the messuage".

The property consists of a dwellinghouse newly erected by John Tolputt known as No. 1, West Terrace at West Cliff, Folkestone.


The original parchment document relating to the above is displayed on PHOTO. Use surname search on FamilyChest website to locate.

Full transcription/explanation available upon request, or you can buy the original document if you belong to the family.

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