|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
Original (signed) document & photo
|Date:||17 August 1863|
|Good, consistent with age.|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 56cm x 74cm with 2 wax seals and revenue stamp|
|Summary of contents:|
Ephraim Price of Walford, Herefordshire, Labourer
Thomas Williams of The Grove, parish of Sellack, Herefordshire, Farmer
The document begins by reciting that Thomas Price of Walford died intestate in 1850 leaving Ephraim Price as his only son and heir at law. Ephraim Price is now borrowing £120 from Thomas Williams on a mortgage on property in Walford that he inherited from his father.
The property consists of 2 cottages with arable land totalling 3 acres on either side of a road leading from Walford Mill to Bishops Wood Lime Kiln. The land is at The Leys and was formerly part of Bishops Wood Common.
[NB. The photograph of this document looks strange because of the writing. Long downstrokes of the pen are very dark, but the remainder of the writing is relatively faint.]
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