Marriage settlement

Scope and Content

Counterpart indenture of a marriage settlement, dated 6 Aug 1678, whereby Scarborough Chapman, of Lyncombe and Widcombe in Somerset, in consideration of his intended marriage with Anne Brinsden, widow, of Bristol, and the sum of £400 received from her, conveyed to Humphrey Little, goldsmith, of Bristol, Samuel Price and Arthur Hart, merchants, of Bristol, a messuage in Lyncombe and Widcombe, near the church of chapel there, formerly in the occupation of Robert Fisher the elder and Robert Fisher the younger, both deceased, and now of John Weekes the younger and several others, for the term of the lives of Chapman and his future wife and their heirs male, and then to Little, Price and Hart for the term of 1000 years. Signed and sealed by Humphrey Little, Arthur Hart; the third seal is unsigned.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from W.A.Myers Ltd. in 1962.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Parchment. Three seals.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah AItchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.


For Chapman see A J Jewers, The register of the Abbey Church of St Peter and Paul, Bath , Publications of the Harleian Society, XXVII, 1900.