Scope and Content

Lease by Samuel ['Beau'] Byrom of Byrom within Lawton, esq., to Mary Mather of Pennington, widow, of land in Lowton (including the Geld Yord croft) and Pennington.

Endorsed: 'No. 1'.

At the foot is 'Beau' Byrom's signature.

[Samuel 'Beau' Byrom, son of John Byrom of Byrom Hall, was a spendthrift who squandered the whole of his estates in early manhood and died in penury. He was the author of An irrefragable argument fully proving, that to discharge great debts is less injury, and more reasonable, than to discharge small debts (London: 1729).]