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Summary of a Bourne legal document: Lease of a house in Eastgate: 1799.
William Baker Bourne
William Brittain Eagate
Matthew Dawkins Eastgate
Thomas Dawkins the several fens of Bourne
24 March 1799.
1st part: William Brittain of Bourne, farmer. Inherited property of William Baker, late of Bourne, farmer. He, in turn had inherited from Thomas Dawkins, of Bourne, farmer. He in turn, from Matthew Dawkins of Bourne, farmer.
2nd part: William Thiselton of Bourne, farmer and grazier.
For 5/-, Brittain leased for 1 year, to Thiselton, a messuage in Bourne Eagate or Eastgate. Long since, occupied by Rowland Torye, late of [blank] Thiselton Widow. Now occupied by Thiselton and William Oliver.
Brittain retained all land in the fens, which had been allotted under the Enclosure Act in lieu of common grazing pertaining to the property..
Signed Wm Brittain.
Witnessed: Maj[?o]r Hart. Edw[ar]d Wherry.
In this deal, we see the separation of the common grazing rights from the house to which they had belonged. Since this is a short lease, the separation was at this point, only temporary but the trend is clear.
This document and property appear to be mentioned in [Egdoc015].