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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume Two

Deeds—No. 2. Lease of Part of Town Section No. 514, Lambton Quay Wellington, to Richard Barrett

Deeds—No. 2. Lease of Part of Town Section No. 514, Lambton Quay Wellington, to Richard Barrett.

This Indenturemade the twenty second day of April in the year of Our Lord one 1844 22 April.Wellington.thousand eight hundred and forty two Between Edmund Storr Halswell of the town of PT. TOWN SECTION No. 514.Wellington in the Colony of New Zealand Esquire Commissioner for the management of the native reserves for the Southern district of the same Colony of the one Part and Lease of Native reserve to Richard Barrett.Richard Barrett formerly of the town of Wellington aforesaid but now of Taranaki in the same Colony Whaler of the other part Witnesseth that the said Edmund Storr Ha[gap — reason: damage]swell as such commissioner of the native reserves Hath demised and leased and by page 98 these presents Doth demise and lease to the said Richard Barrett All that piece or parcel of ground part of the town section No. 514 upon the plan of the town of Wellington of the Survevor General of the New Zealand Company and which section forms a portion of the reserves for the benefit of the natives made within the said town of Wellington bounded on South by Charlotte Street on the East by Thorndon Quay and upon the North and West by other portions of the same section and which extends in front along Thorndon Quay one hundred and twenty seven feet from Charlotte Street aforesaid and in depth from Thorndon Quay one hundred feet be the same several dimensions little more or less as the same with the boundaries dimensions and abuttals thereof is more particularly figured and described in the plan or ground plot thereof drawn in the margin of these presents To have and to hold the same piece of ground with all its appurtenances unto the said Richard Barrett his Executors Administrators and Assigns for the term of seven years from the twenty fourth day of June next fully to be complete and ended Yielding and Paying therefore yearly and every year during the said term the rent of Fifty four pounds five shillings And the said Richard Barrett for himself his Executors Administrators and Assigns doth covenant and agree that he should not nor will assign or underlease the said piece of ground and premises or any part thoreof without the license in writing of him the said Edmund Storr Halswell or his successor or the person for the time being entitled to grant leases of the reserves for the benefit of the natives first had and obtained. As Witness the hands of the said parties.

Edmund Storr Halswell.
Richard Barrett.


R. Davies Hanson, Solr., Wellington.
David Scott.

A True Transcript of Office Copy of Original Lease.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, February 14th, 1876.