Lease for Years

Scope and Content

Lease of lands in Kersal from (1) Mrs Elizabeth Byrom of Manchester, widow, to (2) James Knight of Kersall [Kersal] in the parish of Manchester, farmer.

Property: four rooms on the first floor and three rooms on the second floor in the possession of (2), being part of the mansion house called Kersal Hall, except for timber, trees, roads and right of common, which are reserved unto (1). Term: 7 years. Rent: £73.

The lease includes various covenants connected with husbandry, including the agreement of (1) to contribute 40s towards the upkeep and maintenance of the roads and ditches.

Signature on turn-up: James Knight. Impressed red wax seal on red cloth.

Former reference: 4/10