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MARRIED WOMAN'S CERTIFICATE
|Title:||Married Woman's Cert|
|Date:||27 December 1851|
|Condition of this document:|
|Good consistent with age|
|Parchment: 2 sheets 35cm x 27cm and 32cm x 24cm|
|This ORIGINAL document is a standard certificate which arises from the sale or mortgage of property which had belonged to a married woman. At this period (ie after 1833 but prior to the Married Women's Property Act of 1882) any property of a married woman passed immediately to her husband. As some sort of safeguard she would be examined by a commissioner appointed for the purpose who would satisfy himself that she was of full age and understood what was going on. |
The document is signed by the commissioner, but not by either the husband or wife. It gives the parish in which the property is located and date of the transaction, but no further detail.
|People in this document:|
|In this case the people involved are Richard WEBSTER and Elizabeth his wife.
William SHERWOOD and Mary LEAKE his wife.
The property is in Castleford, Yorkshire and was either sold or mortgaged on 27 December 1851. The document was sworn before Two of the perpetual Commissioners appointed for taking the acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women in Skipton, Yorkshire
It is probable that the two women mentioned are sisters who have each inherited a share of the property.
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