Parchment : 2 sheets 47cm x 31cm with 17 wax seals and duty stamp. Includes a plan of the property.
Summary of contents Parties Sir Henry Paul Seale of Norton Parkes, Townstal, Devon, Baronet Percy Hockin, Solicitor John Jago, Painter Robert Cranford, Printer William Smith, Solicitor James Porter Steele Ford, Hairdresser William Hopkins Way, Painter Thomas Lidstone, Diocesan Surveyor James Reed Tolman, Retired Master Mariner Charles Henry Jago, Painter William Henry Hole, Silversmith John Humphrey Hurrell, Tailor William Ashford, Merchant George Goodridge, Merchant Charles Henry Cane, Baker Langmead Casey Pillar, Builder John Storey Burgoine, Cabinet Maker
All the above are trustees of various charities known as "The Dartmouth Public Charities". The other party to the contract is the Torbay and Dart Paint Company Ltd.
Subject The Dartmouth Public Charities are leasing property to the Torbay and Dart Paint Company. The property consists of two dwelling houses and a shipwrights yard known as 'Shapleighs Gift' at Clarence Street in the parish of Townstal, Dartmouth, Devon. To the East the property is bounded by the River Dart. The lease is for 21 years at a rent of £50.
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