|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||11 September 1776|
|Fair. Somewhat grubby and discoloured but fairly typical for its age.|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 43cm x 74cm with 4 wax seals and revenue stamps.|
|Summary of contents:|
Thomas Snaith of Tunstall in Holderness, Yorkshire. Innkeeper.
Elizabeth Huntsby (formerly Elizabeth Wilson) of Hedon in Holderness, Yorkshire. Widow.
William Wilson of the Parish of St Ann, Middlesex. Peruke Maker.
John Thurgar of the Parish of St Paul, Shadwell, Middlesex. Peruke Maker.
The document begins by reciting an indenture of Bargain and Sale of 1738 by which Christopher Wilson of Burton Pidsea in Holderness and his wife, Elizabeth, acquired property in Ottingham Marsh. It consists of a cottage and garth totalling 3 acres.
The recitals then jump to 1756 by which time the property appears to be jointly in the hands of Thomas Huntsby of Ottingham Marsh, Elizabeth his wife and William Wilson. They mortgage it for £35 to Nicholas Snaith.
Nicholas Snaith has since died and Thomas Snaith is his son and executor. This present indenture is now paying off the £35 mortgage to Thomas Snaith but the property is conveyed to John Thurgar in trust to the use of Elizabeth Huntsby and William Wilson.
(Sorry I have to admit that I'm not quite clear what is going on. But that's what it says!).