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Articles of agreement, Trumpington etc., Cambridgeshire

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.1810

Scope and Contents

The declared purpose of this agreement is to put an end to various legal proceedings in the courts of King's Bench, Exchequer, and Chancery, principally concerning Christopher Anstey DD and his wife Mary, and John Dowsing, clerk, arising from the disputed will of James Thompson esq, Mary Anstey's nephew. The Ansteys in effect buy out Dowsing's claims, and the parties agree to pay their own legal costs. On 26 May Dowsing acknowledges receipt of #260 for the household goods at Thompson's house in Trumpington, and the money due to him in respect of Mary Thompson's estate, along with various South Sea stock to be transferred to his account as part of the settlement. 3 sides, signed and sealed by Christopher and Mary Anstey, and John Dowsing, witnessed by Philip Carteret Webb and ?H Humphreys, additional receipt signed by Dowsing and witnessed by Webb and John Heaton, duty stamps.


  • Creation: 2 May 1748-26 May 1748

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1 collection (paper) : paper

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Torn at principal fold

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by E.A.B. Barnard, F.S.A., November 1931

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