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Lease: messuages with gardens in Old Stratford, Stratford-upon-Avon


Lease from Lionel Cranfield Sackville, Duke of Dorset, to James Keating of Stratford-upon-Avon, bookseller (reciting a lease, dated 17 June 1754, from the said Duke to John Mason of Stratford-upon-Avon, gentleman, of three messuages with gardens in Old Stratford, bounded by a gardens belonging to a messuage late in the tenure of Bartlett Mason, since of Sir Henry Parker and now of Dionysius Bradley, the Church Way Lane, the River Avon, and a warehouse and yard late belonging to John Mason but now to Thomas Mason, together with six lands in the open fields of Old Stratford in Welcombe Hill Furlong, Broad Meer Furlong, Guild Pitts Field Furlong and Marle Brook Furlong, and a ley of meadow in the Ham, for the lives of the said John Mason, his sister, and his half-brother, Thomas Mason; also reciting that, after the death of John Mason, his sister, having married Robert Hunt of Feckenham, co. Worcs., gentleman, sold the said lease to the said James Keating, who had petitioned the Duke to allow him to take down the said three tenements and grant him a new lease of the site of the said three messuages, six lands and ley of meadow; to hold for the lives of the said sister (now Mary Hunt), the said half-brother, Thomas Mason, and Anna Maria Keating, daughter of the said James Keating, at an annual rent of £3 10s 0d.