Counterpart Leases for Lives

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR14/3
  • Dates of Creation
      1704/5-1847
  • Physical Description
      13 subseries containing 813 items. Medium: paper unless otherwise stated.

Scope and Content

Whereas original leases were kept by the lessees and surrendered on their expiry or renewal, counterpart leases were retained by the lessor. Thus in most cases counterparts and surrendered leases were filed separately. Occasionally, however, a surrendered lease was reunited with its counterpart either in the sequence of counterparts or in the bundles of surrendered leases. Consequently original leases are sometimes found in the present series, while numerous counterparts are found in EGR14/2 above. Among the counterparts are also occasional declarations of trust and surrender documents.

The counterparts for each township were filed separately, and within each township were arranged in tenement-number order. This arrangement is reflected in the following list. In the majority of cases the counterparts duplicate surviving leases, and these are described merely as "Counterpart of EGR14/2/...". Where leases have not survived the counterparts are described in full.

The series comprises 13 subseries for the following townships:

  • EGR14/3/1: Altrincham, 203 items, 1705-1830
  • EGR14/3/2: Ashton upon Mersey, 34 items, 1715-1823
  • EGR14/3/3: Bollington, 54 items, 1726/7-1831
  • EGR14/3/4: Bowdon, 33 items, 1744-1826
  • EGR14/3/5: Carrington, 144 items, 1727/8-1838
  • EGR14/3/6: Dunham Massey, 150 items, 1723-1831
  • EGR14/3/7: Hale, 49 items, 1728-1822
  • EGR14/3/8: Partington in Carrington, 29 items, 1721-1830
  • EGR14/3/9: Sale, 31 items, 1733-1816
  • EGR14/3/10: Styal to. Pownall Fee, 41 items, 1763-1847
  • EGR14/3/11: Dean Row to. Bollin Fee, 41 items, 1786-1845
  • EGR14/3/12: Warrington co. Lancs, 3 items, 1704/5-1727
  • EGR14/3/13: Hattersley, 1 item, 1726/7

All items are printed (with specific information inserted by hand) unless otherwise stated.