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Knight of Barrells


Agreement between Edward Cooper for and on behalf of the trustees of the estate of the late Robert Knight esq. and Samuel Bott of Pattingham Hill co. Stafford for the lease to the latter of the two several farms called the Moat House and Great Allend farms, with the farmhouses, buildings and premises, then in the occupation of William Lines and Edmund Hinkes in Wootton Wawen, consisting of 23 closes of arable and 34 closes of meadow and pasture containing 463 acres, to hold from March 25th next for one year and thereafter from year to year at six months' notice, paying £541 per annum viz. Moat House £291 Gt. Allend £250, subject to husbandry conditions (specified), Samuel Bott to do five days' customary team labour and also to do the haulage of the pipes and other materials for draining and improving the said farms and lands, and pay interest at 5 per cent per annum on the amount expended in such draining and improving as additional rent. Signed; Edw. Cooper, Samuel Bott. Witness: R.E. Cooper. Printed form completed in manuscript.