Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Thomas Cheyney, John Partridge.

Bedfordshire history

Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Luton, England: 24 March 1578.

450 x 320 mm. Bedfordshire history. Ink on parchment. Old folds, wax seal partially intact on parchment hang tag. Contemporary annotations on verso Item #314592

An indenture between Thomas Cheyney of Bramanyer, in the parish of Luton in the Countie of Bedford and John Partridge, who is described as a yeoman -- which is a comparatively wealthy non-titled farmer.

It is compartively unusual to see a seal survive on such a document. The hand is distinct, uses several common (and some less common) abbreviations derived from Latin documentary hands, and the document uses gothic lettering for emphasis in places.

Price: $550.00 Free International Delivery