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Document Number:0704015
Title:Assignment
Date:26 December 1832
For Sale:70.00
Condition:
Good consistent with age
Description:
Parchment : 3 sheets 60cm x 75cm with 2 wax seals, 2 signatures and revenue stamps. A second indenture of 1841 has been added on the back of the second sheet
Summary of contents:
PARTIES (to the main indenture)
Henry BIRKBECK of Norwich, Norfolk. Banker
Thomas Osborn SPRINGFIELD of Norwich, Norfolk. Alderman
Jane GURNEY of Lakenham, Norfolk. Widow

Additional Parties to the 1841 indenture
Robert BARCLAY of Lombard Street, City of London. Banker
Joseph PEASE of Darlington, County Durham. Merchant

SUBJECT
The document relates to a mortgage on property in Horning, Norfolk, for 2500 which had originally been made by Thomas Springfield (and Elizabeth his wife) in 1819. In 1831 the mortgage was transferred to Henry Birkbeck in his role as executor of the will of Thomas Gales of North Runcton, Norfolk.

In the main indenture (of 1832), Henry Birkbeck is transferring the mortgage to Jane Gurney. Then in the 1841 indenture we are told that Jane Gurney has died having appointed Henry Birkbeck, Robert Barclay and Joseph Pease as her Executors. Thomas Springfield is then repaying the mortgage and the property is being reconveyed to him.

The property is described as "All those dwellinghouses, granaries, millhouses, malthouses, baking office, cottages ... with the quays, staithes yards and gardens", together with 48 acres of land. The whole appears to be occupied by Thomas Springfield and about 23 other tenants.
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