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Helmdon Historical Documents

Settlement Examination of Mary Simmonds/Symonds



Who saith upon her Oath that she was lawfully married to Richard Symonds late of Helmdon in the county of Northampton Tinker deceased that the sd Richard Symonds was legally settled in the parish of Helmdon afrsd but that about ten years ago her husband went to live at Islington in the county of Middlesex at the Horseshoe and Magpye where one Mr. Endersby  kept a publick house and that whn  the sd Richard Symonds rented the Tap of him so long as he had Beer of his own but that whn that was spent the sd Richard Symonds took Beer of a Brewer which he sold in the same house and that for (rent?) of that part of the house wch he afrsd Richard Symonds occupied he paid the Sd Enderbye about three pounds a Quarter that all the Goods of the house except two Beds were the property of the sd Enderbye and that the Licence under which they sold Ale was granted to the sd Enderbye, and the sd Enderbye paid all Taxes and Levies for the sd House in Islington aforesaid and that they continued to live in the sd House in Islington aforesaid for more than ten months and further saith not

Sworn Dec 26 1764    the mark of Mary Symonds

Before us

Thos Cartwright

(The overseers of the Poor’s accounts show that Mary Symonds continued to live and be supported in Helmdon and that when she died she was given a pauper’s funeral by the parish).

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