Particulars and conditions of sale of a freehold estate

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This catalogue describes the contents of an auction by Christie and Anstell of an estate in Pinner in four lots in July 1779. The fist lot consisted of “a spacious freehold house, with uniform wings, pleasure ground, fine plantations, kitchen garden, and rich meadow; containing in the whole, 26 acres”. The residence, with rooms and grounds described in detail, was purchased by Francis Legge (c. 1719-1783), then governor of Nova Scotia, recalled to London in February 1776 to answer charges of mismanagement of the colony. The catalogue bears Legge’s signature as purchaser. Printed “conditions of sale” are included.

  • AuthorChristie and Ansell (London, England)
  • TitleParticulars and conditions of sale of a freehold estate, situate, lying and being in the hamlet of Pinner, and in the parish of Harrow on the Hill, about 13 miles from London, in the county of Middlesex : which will be sold by auction, by Mess. Christie and Ansell, at their Great Room, in Pall-Mall, on Wednesday, July 21, 1779, at one o’clock, in four lots.
  • Publication[London : Christie and Ansell, 1799]

Catalog Record

File 125 C555 779

Acquired June 2016

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