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Agreement between the 4th Earl of Abingdon and Richard Way for the sale of the Earl's goods

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Agreement between the 4th Earl of Abingdon and Richard Way for the sale of the Earl's goods

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Date
19 January 1779
Medium
Manuscript

In January 1779 the 4th Earl of Abingdon defaulted on the repayment of an annuity to Robert Albion Cox. Cox prompty levied an execution with the Sheriff of Oxfordshire against the Earl's household goods at Rycote to reclaim his money. The resulting bill of sale, issued by the Sheriff, was purchased by Richard Way, another of Abingdon's creditors, for £500. In addition to the bill of sale, this memorandum also records Abingdon's sale of all his household goods and possessions at Rycote, Wytham Abbey and Newmarket in London to Way for £9000 in settlement of his debts. The Earl also agreed to lease Rycote Park, and other properties, to Way for the term of seven, fourteen or twenty-one years at the yearly rent of £1400.

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