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The Bourne Archive

Clay Family Papers

Bond. John Hankin & William AIling to Matthew Clay.

Names Included:-






William Alling or Allin
?. Bernard
Thomas Charge
Matthew Clay
John Hankin




Date: 21 January 1717 (old style). This is 21 Jan 1718 by modern reckoning.

John Hankin of Holbeach, Lincs, butcher & William Alling, of Whapload, Lincs, yeoman, bound to pay 20 to Matthew Clay of Bourne, Lincs, farmer,
on 21st July 1718.
Signed: John Hankin, William Allin [sic].
Witnesses: (illegible initial, perhaps J.) Bernard and Thomas Charge.

In other words, Hankin and Alling had borrowed 20 from Clay, for six months. They were clearly working as partners and perhaps needed capital for sowing fodder for the following winter, with a view to getting some lambs to market by mid July to pay for it. It is interesting that they should have looked to Bourne for the money rather than Spalding, the larger and to them, nearer town.

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