|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||14 November 1868|
|Good consistent with age|
|Parchment : 1 sheet with 2 wax seals and revenue stamps. Includes a second Indenture of 1875 written on the back.|
|Summary of contents:|
|PARTIES (to the main indenture)
Henry Bourne of Tunstall, Staffordshire, Potter
George Staton Clayton of Tunstall, Staffordshire, Relieving Officer
(Additional parties to the second indenture)
Richard Blackhurst of Tunstall, Staffordshire, Earthenware Manufacturer
Stephen Knapper of Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, Gentleman
Frederick Hares of Manchester, Lancashire, Gentleman
The principal indenture concerns the sale by Henry Bourne to George Clayton of property in Tunstall for £8. It consists of a plot of 206 sq.yds which lies on the North side of an intended new street called Bank Street, together with 2 dwellinghouses on the plot.
The complication is that Henry Bourne had mortgaged this plot (together with other property) to a William Hares for £250 in 1863. It appears that George Clayton has taken over the responsibility for this mortgage with the purchase of the plot.
In the second indenture of 1875 written on the back we are told that William Hares died in 1865 having appointed Richard Blackhurst and Stephen Knapper as his executors. However, in his will he failed to cover any property vested in him as mortgagee, so this passed directly to his only son Frederick Hares.
Now (in 1875), George Clayton is repaying the mortgage and all of Richard Blackhurst, Stephen Knapper and Frederick Hares are involved in re-conveying the property to him.