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John &  Ann Foster
Settlement Certificate from Braybrook
20th September 1770

Northampton Shire To wit.

WE Samuel Spencer, Joseph Andrew, Richard Underwood and William Darling Junr Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Braybrook in the County of Northampton aforesaid, do hereby own and acknowledge John Foster and Ann his Wife to be Inhabitants legally settled in the parish of Braybrook aforesaid. In Witness whereof, we have hereunto set our Hands and Seals, this twentieth Day of September in the Tenth 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 &c. And in the Year of our Lord 1770

Attested by
Robt Tolton
John Darling

      James Spencer
       Joseph Andrew

  Overseers of the poor
      Richard Underwood
       William Darling
To the Church-wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Desborough  in the County of Northampton 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 John Darling 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 Robert Tolton and John Darling whose names are above-subscribed, as Witnesses to the Execution of the said Certificate, are of their own proper Hand-writing. Dated the 22d Day of September in the Year 1770
J Hill
B Bridges

Note: this Certificate was entered on a printed form

Desborough is less than 3 miles east south east of Braybrook