Indenture in English between Thomas Taworth of Mappleton, Anne his wife and Lady Judith Corbett of Langley.


Price: $400.00

About the item

Pen and ink on one parchment membrane, docketed and annotated heavily in several hands on the verso. 1 vols. 14 x 10 1/2 inches. Vellum. Some creasing and folds, incomplete: trimming on (recto) left hand side resulting in loss of text. Minor worming on bottom right corner. Else very good.

Item #313285

Dated to the reign of King James, this indenture includes the unusual feature of two and a third lines of "x" marks and several inexpert signatures. Perhaps indicative of a break in the document, a reuse of parchment, or the marks of those who were not fully literate, this document provides a window into late medieval English documentary culture.