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Document Number:0710024
Title:Married Woman's Cert
Date:25 February 1843
Condition of this document:
Good consistent with age, slightly discoloured on bottom edge
Physical description:
Parchment : 2 sheets 26cm x 22cm and 35cm x 26cm
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:
The people concerned are Joseph LONGBOTHAM and Martha his wife. The property is in the Township of Eccleshill, Bradford in the County of Yorkshire, and was either sold on mortgaged on 25 February 1843.

The document was sworn before Two of the perpetual Commissioners appointed for taking the acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women at York, Parish of Bradford.
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