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.
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