|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Title:||Power of Attorney|
|Date:||17 April 1809|
|Exceptionally good for a paper document of its age. Slight discolouration and grubbiness at the edges, but otherwise very good.|
|Paper : 2 sheets (written on 2 sides) 21cm x 33cm with 1 wax seal and embossed revenue stamp|
|Summary of contents:|
Thomas Conway late of the City of Westminster, now of Maiden Lane, Garlik Hythe, City of London, Grocer.
Joseph Barratt of Beaminster, Dorset. Baker.
John Warr of Beaminster, Dorset. Surgeon and Auctioneer.
Thomas Conway is selling copyhold property in Beaminster, Dorset to Joseph Barratt for £375. In order to complete the transfer he appoints John Warr and his son (also John Warr) to represent him at the Manorial Court and surrender the property to the Lord of the Manor.
This document is a declaration which begins 'Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Conway ......... ' It is written on paper watermarked with the year 1805.
The property is as follows:
1. 'Close of meadow called Middle Venns(?) of 4 acres bounded on the West by the highway from Beaminster to Crewkerne formerly in the tenure of Thomas Conway (deceased - my father) since of Elizabeth Conway (deceased - my mother)'
2. ' A road for wagons, horses, carts and carriages from Middle Venns Stile through another close owned by me called Hither Venns Stile'