|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
Original (signed) document & photo
|Date:||22 May 1821|
|Condition:||Good consistent with age|
|Parchment : 2 sheets 58cm x 66cm with 5 wax seals, 3 signatures and revenue stamps|
|Summary of contents:|
Perry GREEN of Bilstone, Staffordshire. Steelyard Manufacturer AND Ann his wife.
James GOODMAN of Ettingshall, Staffordshire. Collier.
William HORTON of Sutton Maddock, Shropshire. Ironmaster.
John FORD of Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. Clerk to the Coalbrookdale Company.
The preamble to this document mentions 3 generations of the Goodman family beginning with William Goodman of Madeley, Shropshire, who left a messuage called Upper House in his will to his son William Goodman, Cordwainer. The latter married Sarah Robinson, Widow, in 1766 and they had 5 children of whom only 2 survive, ie James Goodman and Ann Green. (Listed as parties above).
We are told that in 1811 James Goodman sold a piece of land to William Purton of Madeley, Farmer. The latter has since died having appointed William Horton and John Ford as trustees. The two trustees have decided that it will simplify the estate if they sell back the piece of land to the Goodman family, which they are now doing for £40.
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