[Sir George Bramwell, Baron in the Court of Exchequer.] Autograph Certificate, on vellum, regarding an indenture shown to him by Catherine Stein, wife of Peter Stein. With a signed affidavit, also on vellum, signed by Charles Harris Hodgson.
The two documents are on 33 x 24 cm pieces of vellum, and are pinned together. Both in very good condition. Both are printed forms, made out by the signatory. Bramwell's certificate begins (with the manuscript portions in square brackets): 'These are to Certify that on the [Twenty eighth] day of [March] in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-[one] before me the undersigned [Sir George William Wilshere Bramwell Knight one of the Barons of Her Majestys Court of Exchequer] Appeared personally [Catherine Stein] the Wife of [Peter Stein] and produced a certain Indenture marked [A]'. The document is said by Bramwell to have been made out on 28 March 1861, between 'Richard Langley of the one part and Peter Stein and Catherine Stein his Wife of the other part'. The document is signed at the foot 'P Bramwell'. The second document is headed in print 'In the Common Pleas', and is an affidavit by Charles Harris Hodgson of 10 Salisbury Street, Strand, on the same topic, sworn before Joseph Capp, Commissioner, 'at the Judges Chambers Rolls Garden Chancery Lane', 28 March 1861, signed 'C. H. Hodgson'. She is signing over her property to her husband (pre-Married Woman's Property Act).