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Assignment of the land and buildings of the Manchester Botanical and Horticultural Society for the residue of the term of 2,000 years, upon the appointment of new trustees, from Samuel Dukinfield Darbishire of Pendyffrin co. Carnarvon esq, William Fleming of Hill Top near Kendal co. Westm esq, Robert Hyde Greg of Norcliffe Hall co. Ches esq, Sir Benjamin Heywood of Claremont co. Lancs bart, and William Cririe of Upper Harley Street co. Midd esq, to Stephen Heelis of Manchester gent. Heelis was to hold in trust to assign the premises to new trustees: fleming, Greg, Heywood, Slater, Sir John Potter of Manchester, James Heywood of Prestwich co. Lancs esq MP, Thomas Bazley of Manchester esq, Thomas William Tatton of Wythenshawe co. Ches esq, and William Neild of Manchester esq. This assignment was made by endorsement on 1 June 1855.