Thursday, 21 January 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1842 Receipt for Land Purchase

Last year I acquired a few things from my grandmother, including this original receipt for land purchased in 1842.

My 4th great grandfather, Joseph Fernance, purchased 30 acres of land in the Hunter region.  The receipt describes it as Lot 21.  He paid the balance owing on 15 September, 1842.

On the back of the receipt my great grandmother has written '30 acres in Hunter - other side of river joining J D Fernance (&) O J Thompson'.

Original held by author

Reverse side

I also have a photocopy of a receipt for land he purchased in St Albans on 28 July, 1852.

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