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Samuel &  Elizabeth Case
Settlement Certificate from Rockingham
18th April 1769

Northamptonshire to wit

ss. WE Wat Tookuy Church-Wardens & we John Frisby Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Rockingham in the County of    aforesaid, do hereby own and acknowledge Samuell Case Labourer and Elizabeth his Wife to be both Inhabitants legally settled in the Parish of Rockingham aforesaid. In Witness whereof, we have hereunto set our Hands and Seals, this 18 Day of April in the 9th Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith. And in the Year of our Lord 1769

Attested by
Francis Essam
James Gibson 
Thomas Knight

      Wat Tookey

  Overseers of the poor
      John Frisby
To the Church-wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Desborough or Pipwell in the Parish of Wilbarston or to any, or either of them.

WE whose Names are hereunto subscribed, two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Northampton aforesaid, do allow of the above-written Certificate. And we do also certify, that Francis Essam the Witness who attested the Execution of the said Certificate, has made Oath before us that he did see the Church-Warden and Overseers, whose Names and Seals are to the said Certificate subscribed and set, severally sign and seal the said Certificate, and that the Names of the said Frances Essam James Gibson & Ths Knight whose names are above-subscribed, as Witnesses to the Execution of the said Certificate, are of their own proper Hand-writing. Dated the 18th Day of April in the Year 1769
J Hill
B Bridges

Note: this Certificate was entered on a printed form

Desborough is about 8 miles south south-west of Rockingham