Item 6 - Lease & Release: John Manifold to Adam Beveridge

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Lease & Release: John Manifold to Adam Beveridge


  • 1834 (Creation)

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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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John Manifold (1811-1877) son of William Manifold and Mary, née Barnes, of Courthouse Farm, Bromborough, Cheshire, England. Arrived in VDL on 8 July 1831. On 2 September 1856 John married Marion Thomson, at Cormiston, Van Diemen's Land. They had four daughters and five sons
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Deposited by Shields, Heritage, Stackhouse & Martin, (E.G. Butler), Launceston, 1968

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Lease & Release John Manifold to Adam Beveridge dated 18 & 19 August 1834.
John Manifold of George Town, esq. to Adam Beveridge of Launceston, merchant, lease and release of 8 acres 28 p. in Launceston on York St. and Basin Road, bounded by allotments of Adam Beveridge and W. Manifold, with houses and appurts., for £45; Alexander Patterson of Launceston, solicitor (third party) trustee to use of A.B. Attested copy 1858, Reg. No. 4691.

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