Ayleway, Thomas and Peter
The term indenture literally means toothed indent. Refers originally to the wavy cut top edge of the vellum which, to prevent forgery, should match exactly the other copy (written the other way up) for the solicitor or other party/parties to the agreement
A tripartite indenture between Thomas Ayleway of Bleysdon, Peter Ayleway of Bleysdon and others concerning the recovery of considerable lands, orchards and cottages etc in Gloucester. Dated June 9 1653.
This tripartite indenture is interesting in that it is written in English rather than the usual Latin. It names many small villages and uses unusual legal terms and early country words.
Also included are notes (observations) made by John Barton (1998) regarding the indenture. A list of place names and personal names mentioned in the text and a list of words and terms of interest. Also a transcript amended by John Barton (amendments in red).