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Mortgage: Bridgetown


Mortgage by Thomas Clopton of Clopton, esq., to Edward Nash of London, draper, for £200, of a meadow in the manor of Bridgtowne in the tenure of Alice Bellamy, widow, and John Bellamy, her son, to be voided on the payment of £200 on the 1st March ensuing `in the nowe dwellinge howse of Thomas Nashe esquier called the newe place... in Stratford upon Avon.' With counterpart, not executed, bearing as an endorsement: 'a mortgage to old Mr. Nash not sealed.' Note: a small brass coin about 1/2 inch diameter found imbedded in face of seal - the upper side showed a rose in centre and the underside a crown.