|1876 Mortgage Deed|
This is a Mortgage Deed made on 25 October 1876 between Messrs Sharvell & Imeson and Albert James Smith, Esq., of a piece or parcel of ground situate near the Park, Middlesbrough, in the County of York.
The solicitor who drew up the Deed was Gilbert B Jackson of Middlesbro' and Lofthouse.
As you can see from the photograph, it looks strangely crisp.
It seems to have been damaged in a fire, which has shrunk it to a fraction of its former size so that it now measures only about 10cm by 9.5cm (about 4 inches by 3 ½ inches).
This is evidently what happens to parchment when cooked!
|reverse of 1876 Mortgage Deed|