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Joseph Slough
Settlement Certificate from Rushton
5th February 1723/24

Northton ss:
To the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of Desborough in the County of Northampton

Whereas Joseph Slowe and his Wife and Family late Inhabitants of Rushton in the County of Northton aforsd are gone to Inhabitt and reside in Desborough aforesd Wee the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of Rushton aforesaid doe hereby Certify under our hands and Seales that the Said Joseph Slowe and his Wife and Family or any of them Shall happen to become Chargeable to or forced to aske or require reliefe of the Parish of Desborough aforesd and have not at that time acquired any other legal Settlement that then and in such case wee doe oblidge ourselves to receive and provoide for them as persons Inhabiting and Setled in the Parish of Rushton aforesaid According to the true Intent and meaning of a late Act of Parliament in that case made & provided In Witness whereof wee have hereunto Sett our hands and Seales the Fifth day of February In the tenth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Brittaine France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. Annoq Domini 1723

Sealed & Delivered (the paper being first duly Stamped) in the presence of
John Pooley
James Harrson
 John Slowe
 John Bullivant

      Church Wordens
   Geo: Nunns
      Overseer of ye poor
Wee whose hands are hereunto Sett his Majties Justices of the Peace in this County doe allow of this Certificate  John Burditt
 Jeff Barton

    These are ye hands of ye parish officers
Ja: Robinson
Elmes Spinctus

Note: Joseph's surname is spelled 'Slough' on the verso of the certificate and on the baptism record of his daughter Mary who was baptised in Desborough in 1721/22.

Desborough is about 3 miles west of Rushton