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We [....] Church-wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of [....]

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We [....] Church-wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of [....]

Single sheet [326 x 212 mm] printed on the recto with woodcut royal arms at the head and two woodcut initials, the blanks completed in manuscript, with three red wax seals.
Winchester: printed and sold by James Ayres. Of whom may be had Warrants for Removal of Poor, Affidavits for burying in Woolen, and Passes. Printing perform'd after the Neatest Manner. Books Sold, Bound, Gilt, and Letter'd.
[1758]

Once folded, with Japanese tissue repairs to short tears. Not in ESTC, which has only a single entry for James Ayres, the Winchester printer (and bookseller and binder?), being an edition of John Hart's A Sermon on St. Peter's Repentance known from a single copy in Hampshire Records Office, which dates it [1720?].

"We John Fleet, John Pay and John Poat Church-wardens and Overseers of the Parish of Chalton in the County of Southampton aforesaid, do hereby own and acknowledge William Lutman and Mary his wife and William their son aged five years, Mary their daughter aged four years, John their son aged two years and Ann their daughter aged three months or thereabouts to be our Inhabitants legally settled in the Parish of Chalton aforesiad". The document is dated 25th February 1758 and has been signed and sealed by Fleet, Pay and Poate, as attested by William Hunt and Thomas Page. The above information has been conveyed "To the Church-wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of South in the Island of Hailing in the said County of South'ton commonly called Hailing South", as witnessed by John Bonham Smith and Thomas Durnford.

Stock no. ebc4414

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