Sale or mortgage of married woman's property
|Title:||Married Womans Cert|
|Date:||21 January 1881|
|Condition:||Good consistent with age|
|Description:||Parchment : 2 sheets 24cm x 38cm |
and 24cm x 30cm
|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 Henry MOSLEY and his wife Mercy Ann.
The property being sold is a fourth part of an expectation of inheritance by Mercy Ann. It is probably in the parish of Oldham Lancashire. The date of sale is 21 January 1881.
The document was sworn before Two of the perpetual Commissioners appointed for taking the acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women in the Parish of Oldham, in the County of Lancashire.
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