Original Document
Sale or mortgage of married woman's property
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Document Number:0710062
Title:Married Womans Cert
Date:24 February 1843
For Sale:12.00
Condition:Good Consistent with age
Description:Parchment : 2 sheets 39cm x 24cm
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:

Henry HARRISON, baker, and his wife Susan.
Richard CHICKALL and his wife Mary.

The properties are in the Parish of Otten Belchamp, Essex, and Albright's, Essex, and were either sold or mortgaged on 7 November 1842.

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