|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||27 May 1867|
|Good consistent with age|
|Parchment : 2 sheets 55cm x 75cm with 2 wax seals, 1 signature and revenue stamp|
|Summary of contents:|
Richard MATTHEWS of The Cross Roads, Parish of Brinkworth, Wiltshire. Yeoman.
Theophilus THOMPSON of 179 Newington Butts, London. Boot and Shoe Seller.
Richard Matthews is mortgaging property in Brinkworth, Wiltshire to Theophilus for £450. It consists of:
1. 4 acres of pasture on the South side of the turnpike road from Brinkworth to Swindon, with a dwelling house and 2 cottages.
2. 3 acres of pasture at Callow Hill with 3 messuages.
3. A piece of pasture of 2 roods at Brinkworth Common.
We are told that Richard Matthews has already borrowed £250 in 1864 and 1866 on the security of the property (2) and (3) above. Then, on 25 May 1867, he bought the property (1) above and is using all three pieces as security for the new loan.