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Subject: Re: Tomlinson etc.
Date: 13 Apr 2001 23:22:38 GMT
>999 year leases are common under English law.
Yes, which is my point. It was not something extraordinary. It may sound
strange to American ears, but was not remarkable for the time and place. Too
much emphasis is being placed on it by people not familiar with the records and
practice of that period. Also, it was not a GIFT, but a transaction.