Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

21.7.1646 (Tuesday 21 July 1646)

document 70001750

21: We met again I gave the widow her price, her father and she surrendered it to me whereupon we tore a bond of 300li. that Kent had given not to trouble the widow nor her heirs in the estate, so I came home very well satisfied: but going up to John Read , he holds the surrender was good for nothing, because the mortgagers stands for present possessed of the land, this perplexed, especially because of Kents bond that was rent, whereupon I went up again to them and giving them bond for their money they entered both into 300li. bond to strengthen their act, with any further surrender at the next Court, this we feared Kent would not have done, but by providence he was willing.