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Parties Richard Royston, John Povall and John Smyther
1664 Sealed Deed Promise to Pay Richard Royston [Bookseller to Charles I, Charles II and JamesII] John Smyther and John Povall To Stephen Richards [Signed Sealed Document]
Not applicable, 1664. Signed and sealed document promise to pay between John Smyther, Richard Royston and John Povall and Stephen Richards dated 1664. The seal and signatures for Royston and Povall at the base of the document, Smyther s signature at the base, his seal torn off. The document starts in Latin and continues in English as follows: The Bond (?) now of this obligation is such that if the above bound John Smyther, Richard Royston and John Povall or any of them, their or any of their heirs, executors, administrators or assigners fee pay or cause to see pay unto the above named Stephen Richards his executors administrators or assigners the sum of fifty one pounds and tenne shillings of lawful money of England on the nineteenth day of November next ensuing the date above written Att or in the new/now shop of Paul Donne Scriven situate at the west end of St. Paul s Church , London. That the this obligation to see void or else it stand in full force and virtue. This sum of £51 English pounds would be worth approximately £5,000 in today s money. Richard Royston (1601, Oxford November 1686) was an English bookseller and publisher, bookseller to Charles I, Charles II and James II. Royston, the son of an Oxford tailor Richard Royston and Alice Tideman, was admitted a freeman of the Stationers' Company in 1627. In the 1630s he published work by John Donne and Thomas Heywood. His own anti-Parliament pamphlet Pro-quiritatio was suppressed in 1642, and Royston began publishing the work of high-Anglicans like Jeremy Taylor and Henry Hammond. Royston was charged by John Wright, p … [Click Below for Full Description]
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