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Lease: Halford

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Lease dated 8 March 1721/22 (Old style) [1722], from Nathaniel Mason of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., to Thomas Halford of Halford, gent., (pursuant to an agreement made on 15 August 1721 between Thomas Halford and Edward Townsend of Mickleton, co. Glos., gent., of the one part and Nathaniel Mason of the other part) of the messuage at Halford wherein the said Thomas Halford dwelt with Dorothy his wife, that is to say: the hall, parlour, cellars, the little room over the cellars, the chamber over the parlour, the garret over the parlour over the chamber, one half of the enclosed garden adjoining to the parlour, the lean-to at the butt end of the barn of lodging of fowl and the use of the pump, with all rights of ingress and egress to the said messuage and garden as well as to the River Stour for water; to hold for the term of 99 years if he, the said Thomas Halford and his wife Dorothy should so long live, at a yearly rent of five peppercorns. Witnesses: Henry Sheward, Thomas Townsend, William Hiccox and Edmund Brooke.