Family claim for High Court

Judgment is now pending in a bizarre legal battle at London's High Court in which a firm of genealogists are fighting for the proceeds of sale of a school near Canterbury, Kent. The school was sold for £50,000 by Canterbury Diocesan Board of Finance (CDBF) in 1992. However, the site was originally conveyed to the vicar and churchwarden of Chartham by a man called Evan Lake in 1872 with a provision in the conveyance that should the building cease to be used as a school then it should revert to his estate. Now the genealogists, Simon and Nathan Fraser, who are claiming the rights of Lake's descendants over the land have been assigned to them, are seeking to recover the money paid for the land from the Diocesan Board.