VELLUM INDENTURE DATED OCTOBER 9, 1735, FOR JOSEPH LODGE AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH; JONATHAN PICKERING AND HIS WIFE ANN; JOHN HAMBLIN; JOSEPH RUST: "THIS INDENTURE QUADRIPARTITE MADE THE NINTH DAY OF OCTOBER IN THE NINTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF OUR SOVEREIGN LORD GEORGE THE SECOND BY THE GRACE OF GOD OF GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE AND IRELAND, KING, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH &C, AND IN THE YEAR  BETWEEN JOSEPH LODGE OF NEEDHAM IN THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK YEOMAN AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE OF THE FIRST PART, JONATHAN PICKERING OF HOPTON IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK BAKER AND ANNE HIS WIFE OF THE SECOND PART, JOHN HAMBLIN OF BOTESDAL IN THE SAID COUNTY OF SUFFOLK OF THE THIRD PART, AND JOSEPH RUST OF THELNETHAMIN IN THE SAID COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, GENTLEMAN OF THE FOURTH PART: WHEREAS THE SAID JOSEPH LODGE AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE HAVE LATELY FOR A VALUABLE CONSIDERATION BARGAINED AND SOLD TO THE SAID JOHN HAMBLIN AND HIS HEIRS ONE PIECE OF PASTURE GROUND LYING AND BEING IN WORTHAM IN THE SAID COUNTY OF SUFFOLK CONTAINING BY ESTIMATION FOUR ACRES MORE OR LESS AS THE SAME LYETH BETWEEN THE ? AND MEADOW NOW OR LATE OF JOHN SOGG[?] ON THE SOUTH PART AND THE CLOSE HEREAFTER MENTIONED BARGAINED & SOLD BY THE SAID JOSEPH LODGE & ELIZABETH HIS WIFE TO THE SAID JOHN HAMBLIN IN PART & A WOOD BELONGING TO WORTHAM HALL IN PARTE ON THE NORTH PARTE ONE HEAD THEROF ABUTTS UPON CERTAIN LAND & … [Docketed on verso: THE 9TH OCTOBER 1735/ JOSEPH LODGE & C, JONA. PICKERING & C. TO JOHN HAMBLIN & JOSEPH RUST/ JUDT... LAND IN WORTHAM... HOPTIN IN SUFFOLK...].
[England]: 1735. Elephant folio, 24 1/2" x 30 1/2". Completely in ink manuscript on stiff vellum, some words written in larger lettering or bolder print. Bottom edge folded up and held with five red wax seals and vellum strips. Strip of three embossed blue Sixpence Royal tax stamps at left edge, "Colony to Saml Clarke" in manuscript directly beneath it. The names of Joseph Lodge, Elizabeth Lodge, Jonathan Pickering, Ann Pickering, and John Hamblins written along the bottom edge between the seals. Docketed on verso: "The 9th October 1735/ Joseph Lodge & wife/ Jonathan Pickering/ To John Hamblin/ Joseph Rust." Old folds, light spotting and dustsoiling of verso, recto quite clean. Beautiful document. Near Fine.
This appears to be a deed from England as Wortham Hall, Hopton, Botesdale and Thelnetham, are all of Suffolk County, England. Joseph Lodge [1693-1759] lived and died in Needham, Norfolk County, England. Elizabeth his wife [1699-1739] died in Norfolk as well. Item #33237