Item 12 - Bargain & sale: Oakden to Thomas Button

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Bargain & sale: Oakden to Thomas Button


  • 1845 (Creation)

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1 parchment indenture & 6 papers

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Philip Oakden (1784-1851), merchant, banker and social worker, was the son of Philip Oakden of Stydd, Derbyshire, England, and his wife Mary, née Huerdd. He emigrated to Van Diemen's Land in the 'Forth' in November 1833, and next year was elected to the board of directors to organize the establishment of the independent Tamar Bank in Launceston. For more information see:

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Thomas Button, tanner of Launceston, husband of Harriett, née Lloyd. Arrived Van Diemen's Land via the "Forth" in 1833. Father of Henry Button (1829-1914), journalist, author and sole proprietor of The Examiner newspaper.

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Deposited by Shields, Heritage, Stackhouse & Martin, (E.G. Butler), Launceston, 1968

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Bargain & sale: Oakden to Thomas Button 30 May 1845
Philip Oakden of Launceston, esq., to Thomas Button of Launceston, tanner, bargain & sale of 1 ac. 2 r, corner of Paterson & Hill Streets, Launceston [Cataract Hill], sold by F.E.D. Brown to A. Beverdige who sold to J.A. Eddie who sold to P.O.,for £146 in 6 bills of exchange dated between 6 and 36 months from date. Signed. Endorsed 6 June 1851 receipt of full payment and release of land. Enclosed the 6 cancelled bills. (solrs. Gleadow & Henty)

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