Yes it could certainly be that long. Last year I researched the
history of a house in Bristol which was built on land leased for 1,000
years from Christmas Day 1596, at a peppercorn rent of 1 penny per
year. There is a house in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, which has the details
of a 3,000 year lease, beginning 29 September 1652, carved into its
On 24 September 2014 18:02, Lin & David via <sog-uk(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
In a poll book for a parish in Somerset dated 1832, I noticed that the
nature of qualification for one voter had been recorded as: "freehold and
leasehold houses and land, for the remainder of a period of 1,000 years".
Does anyone know whether this is likely to be a mistranscription of the
original records, or could such a long period be accurate?
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