Boughton under Bleane: 1598.
690 x 345 mm. Sixteenth-Century Kentish History. Ink on parchment, old folds, with wax seal of a shield with a coat of arms on a parchment tag at bottom. Docketed and signed on verso in a contemporary hand. Item #315839
This indenture from 1598, the 40th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, is between John Bert, a gentleman of Boughton Bleane (now Boughton under Blean, between Faversham and Cantebury) in Kent and Thomas Ruther of Bishopsborne in Kent. The two locations are approximately ten miles apart today.
On the verso, visible when folded, is the note: "Sealed and delivered in the presence of" followed by five signatures including Eswarde Radcliffe, Edwarde Lambe, and three that are more ideosyncratically written and hard to decipher. Another note on the verso in a later hand reads "Gulles Pound in Eastbridge Parish" and is near an affixed paper label with the note "El 198" in a blue printed frame.
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