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Document Number:0704032
Date:29 December 1854
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Good consistent with age
Physical description:
Parchment : 1 sheet 60cm x 72cm with 3 wax seals, 3 signatures and revenue stamp.
Summary of contents
John Harding SHEPPARD of Swindon, Wiltshire. Gentleman.
John MATTHEWS of Newbury, Berkshire. Banker.
Alfred Southby CROWDY of Swindon, Wiltshire. Gentleman.
James Copleston TOWNSEND of Swindon, Wiltshire. Gentleman.
Caroline PLUMMER of Broad Blunsden, Wiltshire.

The document begins by telling us of a Settlement made in 1835 in which a William Matthews placed 15,000 in the hands of trustees. Of this sum, 600 was allocated to Caroline Taylor, the daughter of James Matthews (who was William's brother). Caroline Taylor has since married Thomas Plummer of Broad Blunsden, Wiltshire, Gentleman.

This 600 is still in the hands of the trustees, of whom John Sheppard is the only one still living. In this document he is appointing John Matthews and Alfred Crowdy as new trustees.

There is mention that in 1846 the 600 was invested in a mortgage on property in Wroughton, Wiltshire. A memorandum on the back records that the mortgage was repaid in 1866.

James Townsend appears to be acting only as a trustee and plays little real part.