All three of the Society’s collections (Special, Document and Topographical) contain many different legal documents such as wills, marriage settlements, leases, indentures etc. Also included are Bonds for things like family debts like the example below.

An 1807 Bond showing the Joint and Several Loan Obligation of James William Drinkwater Guest and Jonathan Shield Guest of Islington obliged to repay William Till of Pentonville £1020 plus interest. Should they default they are obliged to pay the Penal sum of £3000.

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Suggested lectures:

Sat 31 July 2010 10.30am Finding and Understanding Wills. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Wed 6 October 2010 2pm In the High Courts of Justice: Chancery Records for Family Historians. Book early to avoid disappointment.

 

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