Lease No 13 Sloane Square London: 1817
The following legal document, dated 1817, is a lease agreement between William Marsh and James Fudge regarding No13 Sloane Square, London. This document is in the archive of the Staffordshire Record Office 4229/1/1.
The document reads as follows:
An Agreement made and Entered into the Eight day of September in the
year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Seventeen Between
William Marsh of Knightsbridge in the County of Middlesex Esquire and
Elizabeth his Wife of the one part and James Fudge of Sloane Street
Chelsea in the County of Middlesex Cheesemunger of the other part as follows.
The said William Marsh and Elizabeth his wife do hereby agree to let unto the said James Fudge all that messuage or Tenement situate and being in Sloane Square Chelsea Known by the No.13 late in the tenure or occupation Sarah Majindre deceased and now of Kew&ldots; from the Twenty Ninth day of September now next ensuing, for and during the Term of Twenty one years from thence next ensuing At and under the yearly rent of Forty two pounds to be paid and payable quarterly free and clear of and from all Taxes tortes charges assessments and impositions already or hereafter to be taxed rated charged assessed or imposed in the said Messuage or Tenement and premises hereby agreed to be let or on the yearly rent to be paid for the same by Act or Authority apportionment or otherwise howsoever the Ground rent - - - and any future property Tax which may hereafter be imposed only Excepted And also that they the said William Marsh and Elizabeth his wife shall and will grant a Lease of the said premises for the said Term of Twenty one years to commence on the said Twenty Ninth day of September next as and under the said yearly rent of Forty two pounds payable as aforesaid In which said Indenture of Lease shall be contained all the Common and usual Covenants between Landlords and Tenants And also a Clause that the said James Fudge his Exors Admins and Assigns shall paint all the External Wood and Iron work of and belonging to the said Messuage or Tenement and Offices thereto belonging once in every four years during the said Term in a proper workmanlike manner And also a Clause that the said James Fudge his Exors Advisors or assigns shall not during the said term use Exercise carry on or follow or cause permit or suffer to be used exercised carried on or followed in or upon the said premises or any part thereof the Trades or Businesses of a victualler or public house or any nuisance or offensive trades without the license in writing of the said William Marsh and Elizabeth his wife or one of them their or one of their Exors Advisors or assigns for that purpose first obtained. And the said James Fudge doth hereby agree to take the said Messuage or Tenement and premises of the said William Marsh and Elizabeth his Wife for the said Term of Twenty one years at the said yearly rent of Forty two pounds payable in manner aforesaid And to accept the said Indenture of lease so to be granted as aforesaid and duly Execute a Counterpart thereof which said Indenture of Lease and the Counterpart thereof is to be prepared by the Solicitor for the time being of the said William Marsh and Elizabeth his Wife and the Expense of the preparing the same and also of this Agreement and the Duplicate thereof is to be borne and paid as follows that it to say One Moiety thereof by the said William Marsh and the other Moiety thereof by the said James Fudge and the Furniture and Fixtures in the said Messuage or Tenement being the property of the said William Marsh It is hereby further agreed that the said James Fudge shall and will pay for the said Furniture and Fixtures such a sum of Money as the same shall amount to upon a valuation and appraisement thereof by two indifferent persons one to be named and chosen by the said William Marsh and the other by the said James Fudge And in case such two persons shall differ then as a third person to be named by such two referees shall determine and adjudge to be the value thereof such sum of Money so to be ascertained as aforesaid to be paid by the said James Fudge to the said William Marsh previous to the said James Fudge taking possession of the said premises under this Agreement In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their Hands the day and year just above written.
Witness Wlliam Marsh
Nathaniel Fulcher Elizabeth Marsh
Kings Road Chelsea James Fudge
I understand that later on, in 1854, George Fuge, bookseller, took out a 40-year lease from the Earl of Cadogan.