Skip to main content

Assignment of mortgage indenture, Shefford, Bedfordshire

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.212

Scope and Contents

Whereas by Indenture dated 7 July 1721 [Doc 210] John Austin of Shefford mortgaged to Joseph Welch of Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, certain land in Shefford for a term of five hundred years; and whereas the sum of money was not paid; and whereas a certain sum is now owing to Joseph Welch; and whereas Miles Smith of Henlow, Bedfordshire by will dated 14 October 1721 devised to his sister's children and grandchildren and to his niece's son certain sums and made Pemberton Bedford of Henlow, clerk, and Samuel Bedford of Southill, Bedfordshire his executors; and whereas John Austin applied to Pemberton Bedford and Samuel Bedford to borrow a certain sum; Joseph Welch assigns to Pemberton Bedford and Samuel Bedford the land in question for the residue of the term of five hundred years. If John Austin pays to Pemberton Bedford and Samuel Bedford a certain sum by a certain date, they agree to assign the land to him for the remainder of the term. Witnesses: George Fennell, Charles Noy. On the back is a memorandum altering the date of the payment of the security and interest. Witnesses: the same. Two seals are attached.


  • Creation: 26 Jan. 1725 (Date of memorandum on back of document: 26 June 1725)

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 item(s) (vellum) : vellum

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom