|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Title:||Abstract of Title|
|Date:||14 October 1773|
|Fragile, but holding together well for a paper document of this age. It has some small holes and discolouration along the folds and is a little dog-eared at the edges, but is complete and totally legible.|
|Paper : 2 sheets (closely written on all 4 sides) 39cm x 26cm|
|Summary of contents:|
Thomas Mathewman of Langsett Yorkshire.
Stephen Hammerton of Hoyland Swain, Parish of Silkstone, Yorkshire. Farmer
Thomas Shepley of Mirfield, Yorkshire. Gentleman.
The document is entitled 'an abstract of the title deeds of Mr Thomas Mathewman relating to his estate in Langsett in the County of York, now in mortgage to Mr Stephen Hammerton in trust for Mr Shepley for securing the repayment of four hundred pounds and interest'.
It begins with an indenture of lease and release in 1708 and lists a total of 12 more indentures or other events up to 1773. The final event of 1773 is the mortgage of the property by Thomas Mathewman to Stephen Hammerton with Thomas Shepley acting as a trustee.
The document appears to be an original signed by Thomas Shepley as a receipt for the title deeds listed.
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