Item 8 - Lease & Release: Adam Beveridge to J.A. Eddie

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Lease & Release: Adam Beveridge to J.A. Eddie


  • 1835 (Creation)

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1 parchment indenture

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Adam Beveridge (1799-c1846), born Fifeshire, Scotland, arrived in VDL in 1824, with Robert Ralston, married his daughter Margaret Ralston (1805-1886) at Hobart Town in 1825. They lived in NSW and Launceston, VDL until at least 1843 when he became insolvent, went to Hong Kong and died c1846. His wife Margaret died at Launceston, Tasmania in 1886. Bought the "Supply Mill" in partnership with Robert Ralston in September 1828 principally tor the purpose of manufacturing Flour for exporation. he kept a store in Launceston, at which people could buy flour, meal and bran and also ship's biscuit. In 1829 he bought the small boat, the Maid of the Mill, to carry the flour to various spots on the Tamar.

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(1796 -1876)

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John Eddie, merchant and auctioneer of Launceston.

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

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Lease & Release Adam Beveridge to J.A. Eddie 13 & 14 July 1835
Adam Beveridge of Launceston, merchant, and Margaret his wife to John Alexander Eddie of Launceston, auctioneer, lease and release of 1500 acres land in George Town, V.D.L. fronting on River
Tamar called Spring Bay, bounded by grant of James Spence the Veterans' Common and grant to William Holliday; also 63 ac. land at East Arm bounded by W. Holliday's land, by East Arm and by a public reserve round a well, with houses appurts etc.; also allotment in Launceston on Patersons Plains Road bounded by lands of R. Dry and Theodore Bartley originally located to George Allan; also 8 ac. in Hill St. Launceston; also allotment in Launceston originally located to F.E.D. Brown; also allotment fronting on River Tamar with public house thereon called "The Deal Cutter"; also land in York Street and Basin Road Launceston originally located to John Manifold; also 8 ac. in Hill St., Launceston, originally located to Adam Beverdige; also 8 ac. 3 r. 37 p. on Basin Road and Paterson St., originally located to William Manifold; for £1200 upon trusts to sell at auction and to clear debts and encumbrances, any surplus to A.B. Sealed, signed and witnessed. Certificate endorsed by John Clark, Police Magistrate, that
Margaret, wife of A.B., being examined privately apart from her husband, declared that she understood the deed and freely consented without any threat (under Act for conveyances by married women). Reg. No. 5601
Note written on front of deed: "exhibited 24 July 1841 in the claim of Richard Dry for a grant of land in Launceston".

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