Manuscript on vellum

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Manuscript on vellum

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1. Manuscript on vellum. Wakefield, Yorkshire, 11 March 1603, written in Latin, in brown ink, 118 x 281mm., seventeen lines of text and a signature, some light creasing. Land agreement between Nicholas Fenay of Fenay and the Hynchcliff family of Anstonley. The Fenays lived in Fenay (Almondbury) from the beginning of the thirteenth century until 1710. This Nicholas (died 1617),  whose elegant signature is at the end of the   document and who dates it, interestingly, 16111, built the grand family house. This is a nicely executed   example of a messuage and is also of interest as it must have been one of the last such documents of the Elizabethan era, as the Virgin Queen died on 23 March.

 

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