Guide to the John Morton Indenture 1691
Cage 5082

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
John Morton Indenture
ID
Cage 5082
Date
1691
Extent
1.0 oversize folder
General Physical Description note
3 linear feet of shelf space
Location note
MASC Staff use: Basement map case.
Language
English
Abstract
Indenture documenting a property transaction among multiple parties (John Morton, Thomas Davison and James Cooke, and Syth Robinson, Morton's fiancée) in the county of Durham, England, in 1691.

Preferred Citation note

John Morton Indenture, 1691

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

John Morton was one of the prebendaries (senior clergy) of the Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin in Durham. At the time this document was executed, he was engaged to Syth Robinson. Another party to the agreement, James Cooke, was Syth Robinson's brother-in-law.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a single item: a manuscript document written on one membrane of parchment (34 x 56 cm), in a secretary hand. It is a tripartite indenture dated December 29, 1691, documenting a transfer of several properties in the county of Durham, England. The parties to the agreement, all from Durham, are John Morton, Thomas Davison and James Cooke, and Syth Robinson, Morton's fiancée. Under the terms of the document, in exchange for five shillings and an annual rent of "one pepper Corne" to be paid at Pentecost, Morton released his interest in a farm, Little White, and several closes (Burtree, Buckfield, Meadow field, Broom, Lamb, Little White Dean, and Lady's Close).

The document has a wax seal, and includes the signatures of several witnesses on the verso. At the time the collection was processed, the document was partially transcribed.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Carl Milton Brewster donated this item to the Washington State University Libraries at an unknown date (MS.2016.16).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2016, with research assistance from Julie King.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Morton family.
  • Robinson family.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Great Britain -- History -- William and Mary, 1689-1702 -- Sources

Subject(s)

  • Civil Procedure and Courts.
  • Indentures -- Specimens
  • Legal documents -- Specimens

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