Many thanks for your detailed explanation, Cedric. As one who is not
familiar with legal documents I value your contribution.
Regards, David Binns, Tyneside
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Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 3:25 PM
Subject: [SoG] Deeds of Property
The list David has found in his grandfather's papers looks like
"Abstract of Title" i.e an indication of how someone proved
their title to
"Indent" is short for Indenture, a deed with at least two parties and
effecting a transaction such as sale, lease, mortgage &c.
Without knowing what each indenture did, one cannot be sure but it looks
though the first two showed Wm Spencer Blackborough buying two
first of these properties had been mortgaged by Wm Wright to Mary
Briggs, so they both had to be a party to the deed.
The next indneture shows that some property (we can guess that it was the
of the properties in the first two indentures) was conveyed to
Hainsworth. Joshua then died and the property was conveyed by the
trustees of his
will to Edward Creek. Perhaps he was entitled under the will to the
perhaps the trustees were selling it to execute a trust for sale. The
that he conveyed it the very next day to Wilkinson Binns suggests the
As I say, this is all guesswork without knowing what the deeds actually
but Wilkinson Binns may well have ended up with the two properties
acquiered by Spenser Blackborough.
Hope this is useful
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