|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
Original (signed) document & photo
|Date:||18 January 1888|
|Good consistent with age|
|1) Parchment : 1 sheet 70cm x 56cm with 2 wax seals, 2 signatures and revenue stamp. 2) A separate paper document (38cm x 25cm) of 1889 is included.|
|Summary of contents:|
Ebenezer GEALL of South Bersted, Sussex. Brickmaker.
Henry GEALL of South Bersted, Sussex. Brickmaker.
George Durrant AUSTIN of Bognor, Sussex. Solicitor. (Later of Petersfield, Hampshire, Solicitor).
Ebenezer and Henry Geall are mortgaging property in South Bersted, Sussex, to George Austen for £275. It consists of a plot of land of 30ft x 190ft fronting on a new road called Essex Road to the West. The plot is called "Town Cross" and two houses have recently been erected on it. We are told that Ebenezer and Henry Geall bought the property on the same day as this mortgage.
In the second Indenture of 28 May 1889, George Austen is lending a further £25 secured on the same property. This is to cover part of the cost of household furniture and effects sold by George Austen to Ebenezer Geall. At the time of this Indenture, George Austen is living in Petersfield, Hampshire.
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