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Document Number:0504112
Date:30 November 1888
For Sale:52.00
Very good except for a tear 1 cm long, along one fold.
Parchment : 1 sheet 72cm x 60cm, wax seal and revenue stamp. Two later indentures, both 1889, have been added on back. 2nd Indenture signed sealed and stamped - reassignment 22/3/1889. 3rd Indenture wax seal, signature and with revenue stamp.
Summary of contents:
PARTIES (to the main indenture)
James Hodkinson of Over Darwen, Lancashire. Cotton Merchant
Mary Ann Fish of Over Darwen, Lancashire. Widow

(Additional parties to the second indenture)
Esther Anderton, the wife of Peter Anderton of Over Darwen, Lancashire, Labourer
William Fish of Astley Bridge, Lancashire. Labourer
William Halliwell of Over Darwen, Lancashire. Mechanic


[Note that the photograph in this case shows the back of the document]

The document relates to a mortgage on a plot of 926 square yards on the South side of Wood Street, Darwen. We are told that in October 1888 James Hodkinson acquired a 999 year lease on this property at a rent of 7/14/4d per annum.

In the main indenture of 30/11/1888 James Hodkinson mortgages this property to Mary Ann Fish for 300. Receipts written on the back show that he borrowed a further 150 in 1988/9.

By March 1889, we are told that Mary Ann Fish has died, leaving Esther Anderton, William Fish and William Halliwell as executors. On 21st March these three executors transfer the mortgage to Esther Anderton alone. On 22nd March James Hodkinson repays the whole mortgage and the property is reconveyed to him.
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