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James Summers
Bond against Chargeability
9th July 1709

Noverint[?] universi p[er] p[re]sentes me Jacobus Sumers de Desborough in Com[itatu] Northton pistor teneri firmit: obligari Robto Iliffe & Ricardo Lole Guardiane Ecclesie de parochie pdict & Gabrieo Watson Supvisor pauper ibud in Quadraginita libris bone et leg[a]lis monet: Anglie Solvend & eisdin Guardian Ecclesie & Supvisor pauper el Successoribe suis A quam quidem Solution bene & fidelit faciend Obligo me hereds executor ad[mi]nistrator meos firmite p[er] p[re]sentes Sigillo meo Sigillat dat: Nono die July Anno regin D... ure Ann Dei grat: magn Brittaine Franc et Hibnie Regine fidei Defensor &c Ottavo Anno q Dind 1709

Whereas the above bound James Summers haveing the day of the date hereof received a Certificate from the above named Robert Iliffe Richard Lole and Gabriel Watson for the said James Summers & his wife and family to goe reside and dwell in the parish of Rothwell als Rowell in the County aforesaid and for the saveing and keeping harmeless the Inhabitants of Rothwell aforesaid from any charge or burthen that hereafter may arise or happen in Case he or they shall any wayes become burthensome to the same  Now the Condition of this obligation is such that the said James Summers doth by these presents promise that he will not take any Apprentice or any other hired Servant into his service whereby the Inhabitants of Desborough for the time being or their Successors shall or may be hereafter chargeable for or towards the the maintenance of such Apprentice or hired servants by him to be taken but shall save harmeless and keepe Indempnified the said Inhabitant from any Charges or expences that may hereafter happen by reason of the same Then this p[re]Sent obligation to be voyd and of none effect or else to remaine and stand in full force and vertue.

Sealed & Delivd in
ye p[re]Sence of
James Summers

Joseph Lole
Thos Wayman
Wm Burt


Note: there may well be some errors in the Latin transcription as the handwriting in conjunction with unfamiliar Latin vocabulary and contractions was quite difficult to interpret.