Early Modern Marriage

Manuscript indenture from the reign of Philip and Mary.

England: 12 December 1557-8.

Price: $550.00

About the item

275x480 mm. Early Modern Marriage. Old folds, parchment hanging tab with no remnant of wax seal. Two stickers on verso, one reading "585" and one "395" and contemporary annotations. Some darkening on recto, no visible loss of text.

Item #314491

This indenture between Anne Stanhopp of Etherlforde (a widow) and Thomas Cowper provides interesting insight into marriage contracts of the time.

A tight, crabbed hand renders this an excellent paleographical example, as does the fact that it is in English.