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Assignment of mortgage, Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.1871

Scope and Contents

As outlined in Doc 1868, Zachariah Mart of Cambridge, gent, has, in return for #150, mortgaged to John Whittred of Cambridge, butcher, his tenement in Preachers Lane, parish of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge. Whittred is now owed #152 10s in principal and interest. Harry Gilman of Cambridge, apothecary, has contracted to buy the property from Mart for #200, out of which sum Whittred is to be repaid. It has been further agreed that the tenement and the term of 1,000 years should be assigned to Gilman Wall of Cambridge, apothecary, to attend and wait upon the fee simple and inheritance so agreed to be conveyed to Gilman, thus barring the possibility of any mesne encumbrance. By this indenture, in consideration of #152 10s, Whittred assigns his mortgage to Wall, in trust for Gilman. Four-part indenture, signed and sealed by all parties, witnessed by John Smith and John Haggerstone, duty stamps. Endorsed with receipt for consideration money signed by Whittred, same date and witnesses. Further endorsed in pencil, in a later hand: 'Cambridge / Crown and Woolpocket'.


  • 28 Aug. 1765 (5 George III)

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1 item(s) (vellum) : vellum

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some staining, and torn at folds

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by E.A.B. Barnard, F.S.A., April 1932

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