Original Document
Sale or mortgage of married woman's property
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Document Number:0710057
Title:Married Woman's Certificate
Date:15 February 1843
For Sale:10.00
Condition of this document:
Good consistent with age
Physical description:
Parchment : 2 sheets 35cm x 25cm and 35cm x 18cm
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 WHISTON and Hannah his wife.

The property is in Cheddleton in the County of Stafford, and was either sold or mortgaged on 15 February 1843.

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

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