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Book Description
Stanhoe [in the district of King's Lynn, Norfolk], 1565. Manuscript indenture on vellum pertaining to a conveyance of land from Thomas Baxter de Stanhowe to Thomas Townshend. Text is in Latin, with docketing to verso in both Latin and English. Document measures approximately 31 x 15 cm, with wax seal affixed to vellum pendant. With original signature, manuscript docketing to verso, beautifully preserved, fascinating surviving land title documents from sixteenth century England. A Latin indenture made in the seventh year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I [1565], this is a scarce and consequently significant example of land ownership transactions in the sixteenth century feudal era of England. The English annotations to verso reveal that this transaction was an "Agreement Waiting" for a grant of the "Manor of Marshes in Stanhow" [Stanhoe] to be conveyed from Thomas Baxter de Stanhowe who signed his name in the original, to Thomas Townshend. This is an exceptionally early document of its kind, being dated only six years from the earliest surviving parish record held in Norfolk registry archives.
Dealer Notes
Burnham Market is a village and civil parish in the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk, only 23 miles from the seaside village of King's Lynn which would later be the birthplace of Captain George Vancouver the great navigator of Pacific Northwest America fame.
Author Manuscript Indenture on Vellum
Date 1565
Condition Some age-toning, seal is chipped, otherwise in very good condition

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