Original Document
Sale or mortgage of married woman's property
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Document Number:0710026
Title:Married Woman's Cert
Date:14 May 1863
For Sale:15.00
Condition:Very good
Description:Parchment : 2 sheets both 36cm x 25cm
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 James Thomas THURSTON and his wife Matilda. The properties concerned are located in the Parishes of Eldersfield and Corse, Gloucestershire, and were sold or mortgaged on 14 May 1863.

We are told that the properties were left to Matilda by the Wills of John WOOD (d) and William WOOD (d).

The document was sworn before Two of the perpetual Commissioners appointed for taking the acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women in the County of Gloucester.
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