|Content Description||First Party: Anna Maria [Pelham-Clinton], Duchess Dowager of Newcastle [under Lyne], John Gally-Knight of Langold [Langold Park], Yorkshire and George Mason of Eaton, Nottinghamshire; guardians of the infant [4th] Duke of Newcastle [under Lyne].|
Second Party: Joseph Wilkes of Measham, Derbyshire.
Lease from (1) to (2) for 58 years from 25 Mar. 1801, of the messuage, farm house or tenement in Brinsley, Nottinghamshire, [now in the occupation of (2) or under-tenants] with all barns, stables, outhouses and appurtenances, and also the several closes of land belonging to the messuage, containing 94 acres with the 28 cottages or small dwelling houses standing upon the closes of land [in the occupation of divers workmen and colliers of (2) and under-tenants]; reserves to the Duke all timber, with the right to cut and carry away, all hunting, sport and the right for the Duke, his visitors and servants to carry away game, the right to dig for clay [for making bricks] with the right to burn bricks and build the necessary equipment [satisfaction to be provided for the damage], all the privileges in, over and upon the premises as are reserved to the Duke, and all the privileges as are granted in the lease to (2) with the colliery and ironstone in Brinsley [not present, dated 3 Aug. 1801]; contains many of the usual covenants and provisos, and also that (2) will cultivate and manage the closes of land in a husband like manner.
Consideration: £422.17.1 [see (c) recited below].
Recitals: (a) under an Act of Parliament passed 40 George [III, 1800] 'an act to empower the guardians of the most noble Henry Duke of Newcastle an infant to grant leases of certain parts of his estates in the county of Nottingham', (1) are entitled to demise these hereditaments along with others and to take sums of money as a fine for making leases to pay the costs of the making of the Act and any leases, after first being taxed by one of the masters of the High Court of Chancery in pursuance of an order; (b) order dated 22 Nov. 1800 referred the task of collecting the tax to Mr Leeds; (c) Mr Leeds certified on 24 Dec. 1800 that the tax amounted to £422.17.1 [relates to two other leases of the same date as this, between the same parties and for the same sum; not present].