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Richard & Martha Belsher
Settlement Certificate from Rothwell
13th May 1734

Northton Ss
To the Churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the Parish of Desborough in the said County of Northampton and to every of them

We the Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor of the Parish of Rothwell alls Rowell in the County of Northampton Do hereby Certifie that we do own and Acknowledge Richard Belsher and Martha his Wife to be Inhabitants Legaly Settled in our Said parish of Rothwell Alls Rowell; And We do hereby Promise for our Selves and Successors to receive them into our Said parish whensoever they shall become chargeable; In witness whereof We the said Churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the Said parish of Rowell have hereunto Respectively Set our Hands and Seals this thirteenth Day of May in the Seventh year of the Reign of our Soveraigne Lord George the Second by the grace of God of great Brittain France and Ireland King, Defender of the faith &c. Ann: Dom: 1734

Attested by us  

ye mark of  Jonathan X  Bilson
ye mark of  Rich. X  Hopkins
  Tho: Yorke
Wm Palmer

    Wm Warr
May ye 14th 1734
Allowed by us two of his Majestys Justices of ye Peace for this County Jonathan Bilson & Richard Hopkins being first sworn to ye Execution hereof
    Tho: Maunsell
John Robinson

Desborough is less than 2 miles north-west of Rothwell