|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||06 November 1787|
|The parchment document is good for its age, just a little crumpled along the folds. The paper document is truly excellent for its age.|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 75cm x 44cm with wax seal, signature and duty stamp. Included with it is a second paper document of the same date - 20cm x 23cm with wax seal, signature and embossed stamp.|
|Summary of contents:|
William YOUNGE of Shipdham, Norfolk. Mercer and Grocer.
Mary RISING of Mattishall, Norfolk. Widow.
The document begins by reciting an Indenture of 1786 in which Robert Griggs of Shipdham morgaged a messuage and 5 acres of land to Mary Rising for £300. He has since sold the property to William Younge. The latter is taking on the mortgage of £300 and also borrowing a further £100 from Mary Rising. This indenture is to formally charge the total sum due on the property.
The paper document is a bond from William Younge to Mary Rising for the same amount, executed on the same day.