|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||12 October 1818|
|Very good for its age|
|Parchment : 2 sheets 56cm x 73cm with 3 wax seals, 3 signatures and revenue stamps|
|Summary of contents:|
William WATSON of Rye, Sussex. Gentleman.
Thomas ROFE of Tenterden, Kent. Yeoman.
John SAMSON of Tenderden, Kent. Gentleman.
Thomas ROFE is mortgaging property in Tenterden to John Samson for £1500. It consists of the site of a house called Girdlers House (lately pulled down by John Samson) with a Lodge and land totalling 33 acres.
It appears that the property had been owned by John Samson and his wife Elizabeth until it was sold by them to Thomas Rofe on 6 October 1818.
William Watson only appears to come into the contract as a result of having been a trustee in a previous transaction regarding this property.