Item 2 - Mortgage: Legge to Manifold & sale to Oakden

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Mortgage: Legge to Manifold & sale to Oakden


  • 1832-1834 (Creation)

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William Manifold and Mary, née Barnes, of Courthouse Farm, Bromborough emigrated to to Van Diemen's Land with their family, arriving 8 July 1831. Purchased ninety acres (36 ha) and built Kelso House

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Robert Vincent Legge (1803-1891) husband of Eliza Graves, née de Lapenotierre; son of Michael Legge, (1764-1834) barrister of Dublin. Legge arrived Tasmania on 12 August 1827 in the Medway with his five sisters, four of whom soon married; he was granted 1200 acres (486 ha) near Fingal which he named Cullenswood after his home in Ireland. Christ Church was built in 1847 on land, donated by Legge, which was sub-divided from “Cullenswood”.

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

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Mortgage: Legge to Manifold & sale to Oakden 1832, 1834
Robert Legge of Launceston, gent., mortgaged to William Manifold of Launceston, gent., for £200, his allotment and dwelling house in High St., Launceston, bounded by lands of Rev. W.H. Browne and of Capt. Harvie. 29 May 1832, signed and sealed. Reg. of Deeds No. 1685
Also written on back: 1 Sept. 1834, William Manifold to Philip Oakden of Launceston, merchant, bargain & sale of above allotment, as agreed 29 May 1834, for £200, R.L. not having repaid the £200. Noted "exd. 11.8.40 A.P."

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