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Document Number:0704008
Title:Mortgage
Date:17 January 1805
For Sale:50.00
Condition:
Poor. There are holes at the corners of two folds and two lines of writing along the folds are difficult to read and partly illegible
Description:
Parchment : 1 sheet 63cm x 75cm with 1 wax seal, signature and revenue stamp
Summary of contents:
PARTIES
William WORTS of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Merchant
John VALE of Gorleston, Suffolk. Gentleman

SUBJECT
William Worts is mortgaging copyhold property in the Manor of Horning, Norfolk, to John Vale for 800. Accordingly, William Worts and Mary his wife have surrendered the property to the Lord of the Manor as part of the contract.

The property is described only as "messuages, mills and lands".

A note added on the back dated 28/2/1817 says that 400 of the mortgage was repaid by William Worts "some years ago" and that the final 400 was then being repaid by Mssrs. Gurneys, Turner and Brightwen.
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