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John Oldham counterbond to James Clarke & Richard Moores, 1722 May 14
Title
John Oldham counterbond to James Clarke & Richard Moores, 1722 May 14
Description
This legal document, a counterbond, was created on May 14, 1722 and involved John Oldham, James Clark, and Richard Moores. All three men were residents of Cambridge at the time of its creation. The document specifies Oldham's financial obligations to Clark, a cordwainer, and Moores, a tailor and was "Sign[ed], sealed & [delivered] in the presence of Nathaniel Sparhawk and Noah Sparkhawk." The document also refers to the "trustees for the town of Cambridge" Spencer Shipps, Nathaniel Sparhawk and John Dickson.
Formerly classified as "HUG 300 Sparhawk, Nathaniel."
Title from verso.
Red wax seal affixed next to John Oldham's signature.
Personal names appear in various spellings throughout the document.
No biographical information related to John Oldham is known, other than that he identifies himself as a "yeoman" in this document and that he lived in Cambridge in 1722.
Creator
Oldham, John , active 1722
Repository
Harvard University Archives
Date
1722
Contributor
Sparhawk, Nathaniel , -1732 (signer.)
Sparhawk, Noah (signer.)
Clarke, James , active 1722
Moores, Richard , active 1722
Format
.01 cubic feet (1 document) ; 31 x 19 cm.
Language
eng
Type
Bonds (legal records)
Legal instruments.
Citation
Oldham, John , active 1722, “John Oldham counterbond to James Clarke & Richard Moores, 1722 May 14,” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed May 30, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12084.