Contract of the sale of an estate at Batcombe, 1763 March 4

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A signed contract for the sale of an estate in Batcombe; the agreement was made between Shure Adam Esq., executor of the estate of Mary Freeman (née Shute), and the buyer John O’Neil. With docket title on final page; third page blank. The document begins with a detailed account of the history of the ownership of the property and specifies the terms of the sale.

  • Author: Adam, Shure.
  • Title: Contract of the sale of an estate at Batcombe, 1763 March 4.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 109

Acquired January 2013

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