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Document Number:0710029
Title:Married Woman's Cert
Date:01 November 1844
Condition of this document:
Good consistent with age
Physical description:
Parchment : 2 sheets 38cm x 15cm and 50cm 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:
In this case the people involved are Edward CHATTERTON and his wife Mary. The properties referred to are in Warbleton and Herstmonceux, Sussex and were either sold or mortgaged on 1 November 1844.

The document was sworn before Two of the perpetual Commissioners appointed for taking the acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women at West Malling in Kent.
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