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Mortgage indenture, Shefford, Bedfordshire

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.209

Scope and Contents

John Austin senior of Shefford and John Austin junior, his son and heir sell to George Fennell senior of Shefford certain land in Shefford, excepting a right of way reserved to George Chapman of Shefford, for a term of five hundred years at a peppercorn rent. If John Austin senior and John Austin junior should pay a certain sum by a certain date to George Fennell the agreement is to be void. Witnesses: William Bassit, Thomas Mastin. On the back is a receipt for the consideration money signed by John Austin senior and John Austin junior. Witnesses: the same. Two seals are attached.


  • Creation: 16 June 1721

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1 item(s) (vellum) : vellum

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Presented by Mrs Charles Williamson of Kempton, Bedfordshire, 20 April 1915

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