|Content Description||First Party: Henry [Cavendish, 2nd] Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne.|
Second Party: Edward Sharpe, yeoman, of Elkesley, Nottinghamshire.
Lease from (1) to (2) for 21 years of Hardwick Grange, belonging to the priory of Welbeck, together with all houses, meadows, pastures, lands, sheep walks, woods, ways, commons and so on belonging to it; notes that timber and mines and minerals are excepted from the lease; includes covenants relating to repairs and maintenance, the payment of taxes and rates and so on.
Rent: £44 payable in two equal portions.
Ne 6 D 2/13/1/2 is a letter accompanying the lease, from Miles Mason to Gilbert Jones, dated at Clumber 20 May 1805; believes that the Hardwick Grange mentioned in the lease must contain some 1,660 acres; hopes that if ild records are consulted the real boundaries of Hardwick Grange may be discovered; has made enquiries regarding the land Edward Sharpe leased from the Duke of Newcastle but has not been able to learn a great deal; concludes with social news and observes that he is pleased with the new farmer at Hardwick and his wife, noting that 'since they have undertaken the management of Hardwick I every day see some improvement'.