10 July 1848
Gales <1> proposal is to exchange the existing life (65) for his own 37. and to add his Wife’s – 33 – and his son’s – 11 –
I should think the Property would realize about £480. if sold absolutely, as freehold – the present interest of Gale under the Lease I should think worth about £160 – He calculates the repairs and Insurance at £5. per Ann: which would reduce the <illegible deletion> gross rent to £22 – pr Annum
If you will be good enough to let me know when I should find you at home I will wait upon you with the present Lease
I remain Dear SirYour obliged Servt
West Awdry.H. F. Talbot Esq.
<enclosed original letter from John Gale to West Awdry>
Lacock July 5th 1848.
I beg to submit to you the following proposal respecting the George Public House
To retain the possession of the property during the lives of myself, my Wife & my Son determinable on the death of the survivor of them – Ages next Birthday
John Gale 37
Mary Gale 33
John Gale – 11
To pay a fine of £200 & to make an immediate outlay of £100. in rebuilding part of the Premises and to pay half the expence of the Lease or Deed of Conveyance
I remain Sir
1. John Gale, carpenter at Lacock.