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Indenture for the Turnover of Oxford Gaol
Single sided manuscript broadsheet, approximately 335mm x 415mm in size. An indenture between two High Sheriffs of Oxfordshire turning over control of Oxford gaol and its inhabitants from the outgoing to the incoming High Sheriff. It states "This indenture made the twenty seventh day of February in the eleventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy One Between Francis Wastie Esquire late Sheriff of the County of Oxford of the one part and William Draper Esquire the present Sheriff of the said County of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Francis Wastie by virtue of his Majesty's writ of discharge of his said Office of High Sheriff hath delivered and sett over and by these presents doth deliver and sett over unto the said William Draper the Gaol of the said County and custody thereof and also the bodys of the several persons and prisoners for debt herein after mentioned (that is to say) Robert Guy upon Mesne Process at the suit of John Williams for one hundred pounds; Samuel Cox upon Mesne Process at the suit of Isaac Lawrence for thirty pounds, the said Samuel Cox upon Mesne Process at the suit of Ann George for thirty pounds and sixteen shillings; James Church upon Mesne Process at the suit of John Faulkner for thirty six pounds. Also on warrant on an attachment issuing out of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer for not answering at the suit of John Wells. William Draper upon execution at the suit of Thomas Baker for nineteen pounds. Joseph ?Talbot upon execution at the suit of Joseph Wilkes for fourteen pounds and ten shillings.