|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||02 September 1757|
|Very good for its age|
|Parchment : 2 sheets 62cm x 75cm with 3 wax seals, 2 signatures and revenue stamps.|
|Summary of contents:|
Thomas Bell of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. merchant.
Robert Harker of Cottingham, Yorkshire. Butcher
And Elizabeth his wife.
John Bainton of Hull Bank in the Parish of Cottingham, Yorkshire. Yeoman.
This indenture relates to mortgages on property in Faxfleet, Yorkshire. It consists of:
1. A capital messuage (= manor house) called Boothby Garth with a close of 9 acres belonging to it.
2. 6 acres of meadow 'in a certain Cow Pasture called the Sleights stocking for the same according to the present Stint(?) four cowgates and half a bull gate'.
3. 1 acre of arable meadow or pasture in the Wood Field.
4. 1 acre of arable meadow or pasture in the Town Field commonly called Beet Acre.
5. 1 acre of arable meadow or pasture in the Close Field.
The document begins by reciting in great detail an indenture of 1756 in which Robert Harker and Elizabeth his wife appear to mortgage this land to Thomas Bell for £300, but we are told that this 'is also for the barring and docking of all estates in tail'. Another interesting phrase is 'whereby one or more good and perfect common recovery or recoverys should and might be had'.