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Lease. A forty-eight year lease dated 1st November 1779, made out from His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, to George Gostling, Esquire of Whitton Place in the Parish of Twickenham, Middlesex.
1779 Relating to 16 acres of land bounded by Whittem Lane and Hounslow Heath, together with a cottage, half-acre tenement and garden. Large folding parchment sheet, with revenue stamp attached. Signed 'Northumberland' & with his wax seal. Outer panels rather dusted, traces of old damp affecting one small area on reverse.The National Archives record another lease to George Gostling dated 1762-1766, for other land in Whitton, 'part of the gardens of the estate, a water house and other buildings there'. George Gostling, 1714-82, lived at Whitton Park, which he purchased in 1767, converting the greenhouse into a mansion for his own use. His son, who inherited the estate, also purchased Whitton Place from Sir William Chambers, and employed Repton to landscape the gardens. The family are recorded in the letters of Horace Walpole, and Gostling's son presented Walpole with a copy of his
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