Bedworth in the County of Warwick: August 17, 1827. 26.5" x 29" Parchment with the bottom 2-inches folded up closed with five, white cloth tape, first page scalloped top edge. Approximately 44 lines of script text on each page, Docketed on the rear. two horizontal folds and two vertical folds. Signed by six parties at the bottom along with six wax seals. Millerchip's signature is an "X". A blue or grey revenue stamps on the upper left margin of each page.The opening letter/words of the document, "This Indenture" is magnificently calligraphied with requisite decorative curves and curly-cues. Inside tie "T" is the British emblem encircled by the words: "Honi soit qui mal y pense", which translates as a maxim in the Anglo-Norman language, "shamed be whoever thinks ill of it". The Old Norman French phrase has been used as the motto of the British chivalric Order of the Garter.
All pages of the document are in fine condition with minimal fade, folding memory, but mostly are in quite fine, clean condition. The content of this document describes the terms of indenture payment for Thomas Lant in the amount of 170-pounds plus 5-pounds interest. This appears to be a complex mortgage document for a piece of property with buildings, gardens, workshops and orchard in situ. Item #2906
"Signed Sealed and Deivered being first duly Stamped by the within named Eleanor Millerchip in the preseince of Thomas Morris and Dorothea Eagan" (Docket).