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Avary & Elizabeth Richards
Settlement Certificate from Kettering
20th November 1749

Northampton Shire To Wit:

To the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor of the Parrish of Desborough in the County of Northampton

Wee the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor of the parish of Kettering in the County of Northampton aforesaid, do Hereby Certify that we do own and Acknowledge Avary Richards and his Wife Elizabeth and their one Child Namely Samuel, To be Inhabitants Legally Setled in our Said parish of Kettering. And we do Hereby Promise for our Selves and Successors to Receive them into our Said parish whensoever they Shall become Chargable, Unless he or She they or them or any of them, Shall in the Meantime gain a Legal Settlement Elsewhere: In Witness hereof we the Said Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor of the Said parish of Kettering have hereunto Respectively Sett our Hands and Seals this Twentyeth day of November in the Twenty third 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 and So forth and in the year of our Lord 1749

Attested by us
George Smith
Robt Roberts
      Sam Richardson
      John Goodfellow
      Joseph Wright
      William Mitton

Wee whose Names are hereunto Subscribed Two of his Majestys Justices of the peace of and for the County of Northampton, do Allow of the above Written Certificate Dated the Twentyeth day of November and So forth, and we do hereby Certify that George Smith one of the Wittnesses who attested the Execution of this Certificate hath made Oath before us that he did See the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor whose Names and Seals are hereunto Subscribed and Sett, Severally Sign and Seal the Said Certificate and that the Names of the Wittnesses are of their own proper Hand Writeing

Thos Medlycott
Jeff Ekins

Desborough is about 6 miles north-west of Kettering