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Document Number:0710032
Title:Married Woman's Cert
Date:01 July 1844
Condition of this document:
Good consistent with age
Physical description:
Parchment : 2 sheets 33 x23 and 35 x 24
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 couple concerned is Peirson EASTERBY and Hannah his wife. The property involved is in Lastingham, Yorkshire and was either sold or mortgaged on 1 July 1844

The document was sworn before Two of the perpetual Comissioners appointed for taking the acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women, in Pickering, Yorkshire.

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