Mary Staveley of Pocklington

Robert Staveley of Pocklington married Mary CLARK February 23, 1824 in Hayton, Yorkshire.

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These are to certify that on the thirty first day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Fifty before us Henry Powell and Nathaniel Holmes both of Pocklington in the County of York Gentlemen two of the perpetual commissioners appointed for the East Riding of the County of York for taking the acknowledgments of deeds by married women pursuant to an act passed in the third and fourth years of the Reign of his appeared personally Majesty King William the fourth intituled "An Act for the Abolition of Fines and Recoveries and for Substitution of More Simple Modes of Assurance".  Appeared personally Mary ---- the wife of Robert Staveley, Farmer and produced a certain indenture marked A bearing date the thirty first of October One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty and made between the said Robert Staveley Farmer and Mary his wife of the one part and the said Nathaniel Holmes of the other part and acknowledged the same to be her act and deed.  And we do hereby certify that the said Mary Staveley was at the time of her acknowledging the said deed, of full age and competent understanding, and that she was examined by us apart from her husband, touching her knowledge of the contents of the said deed and that she freely and voluntarily consented to the same.

Henry Powell

Nath. Holmes

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In the Common Pleas-

Henry Powell of Pocklington in the County of York Gentleman, one of the Attorneys of the court hereunto annexed, maketh oath and saith, that he knows Mary the wife of Robert Staveley in the said certificate mentioned, and that the acknowledgment therein mentioned was made by the said Mary Staveley and the Certificate signed by this Deponent and Nathaniel Holmes an of Pocklington in the county of aforesaid Gentleman, the other Commissioner in the said Certificate mentioned on the day and year therein  mentioned at Pocklington in the aforesaid of in the presence of this Deponent and that at the time of making such acknowledgment of the said Mary Staveley  was of full age and competent understanding, and that the said Mary Staveley  knew the said acknowledgment was intended to pass her estate in the premises respecting which such acknowledgment was made.  And this Deponent further saith, that he this deponent is not in any manner interested in the transaction giving occasion for such acknowledgment, or concerned therein as Attorney, Solicitor, or Agent, or as Clerk to any Attorney, Solicitor, or Agent, so interested or concerned.  And this deponent further saith, that previous to the said Mary Staveley making the said acknowledgement, he this Deponent enquired of the said Mary Staveley whether she intended to give up her interest in the estates in respect of  which such acknowledgment was taken, without having any provision made for her in lieu of or in return for or in consequence of  her so giving up her interest in such estates, and that in answer to such enquiry the said Mary Staveley declared that she did intend to give up her interest in the said estates without having any provision made for her in lieu of or in return for or in consequence of her so giving up such her interest, of which declaration of the said Mary  Staveley this Deponent has no reason to doubt the truth, and he verily believes the said Mary Staveley, the premises wherein she is stated to be interested are described to be in the parish of Pocklington aforesaid.

Sworn at Pocklington in the County of York the first day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty - before me

Willm. Cook - a Comm.

Hen. Powell

Left margin imprinted text:

Form of Affidavit verifying the Certificate of Acknowledgment, to be made by one of the Commissioners taking the Acknowledgment, (such Commissioner not being interested in the transaction giving occasion for such Acknowledgment, or concerned therein as the Attorney, Solicitor, or Agent, or as Clerk to any Attorney, Solicitor, or Agent, so interested or concerned.)  To be used where no Provision is to be made.

Notation on reverse on document reads "J. W. Flowers 61 (faded and illegible) Street -- Nov 2/50", and a handwritten number "4643", presumably a document or catalog number.

 

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