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Assignment of mortgage, Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.1912

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Recites Doc 1897. Thomas Creeke of Cambridge, tailor and robemaker, now holds the lease from Mrs Forrester's charity of the Mews Yard, Sidney St, Cambridge. Because Creeke is in debt to Thomas Baker of Cambridge, woollen-draper, in the sum of #157 10s, and to William Simpson and William Purkis Basham, both of Cambridge, woollen-drapers, in the further sum of #143 8s 4d, and also owes legal costs, the firm of Creeke and [Thomas] Ratnett, tailors and robemakers, have agreed to pay back the sums owed, on security of the lease. Creeke therefore, at the firm's direction and request, assigns the remainder of the lease (which has now some three years to run) to William Garfit Ashton of Cambridge, gent [solicitor], in trust to put the profits from the estate first to paying the legal fees, and second to repaying the money so owed. 2 pages, signed and sealed by all parties, witnessed by ?T P Hart, Ashton's clerk, duty stamps. Parchment supplied by John Smith of Long Acre, engraving by Silvester and Co of The Strand.


  • Creation: 20 July 1839

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

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