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Indenture: Legal Document/Agreement.
Handwritten document on paper between William Godfraye & Christopher Farleye; 3rd February [1582]. With wax wafer & paper seal. - Size of document: 12 1/4" x 16"; 48 lines in English on a sheet of thick, laid & watermarked paper, with top edge cut in 4-toothed indenture(^^^^); with 4-line signature area, & red wax wafer seal with cut paper flap, producing an unbroken 3/4" seal [leaf forms + T*R]; identifying inscription & fee(?) figures written on back. Three vertical & 3 horizontal folds; the second & third horizontal folds from the top show a few tiny holes or splits to paper. Some dusting, tanning to back (outside) of folded sheet. Fine handwritten English indenture on paper from the Elizabethan period; suitable for framing. (Scan shows the front of the partly folded sheet only: top edge & first lines of text & last lines, signatures & seal also visible). Approximate reading of text of first lines & last lines of text (with some legal terms & other words replaced by [-]): This Indenture mayde the thirde daye of februarye in the xxij th yeare of the rayne of our Soverayne Layde Elizabeth [1582] bye the grace of god Quene of England ffraunce & Ireland Defender of the faythe & [-] William Godfraye [-] of [-] in the County of Sussex [?; Essex, Kent?] yeoman of the [-] and Christopher Farleye of [-] william in the [-] aforesaide in the foresaid [-] Labourer of thother partye Wyttnesseth that the sayd wylliam godfraye [-] (Last lines & signature lines): In Wyttnesse [-] of the partyes above named to these present Indentures [-] and Sealed the daye & yeare [-] above written Sealled Delyvered & subscribed the Daye & yeare [-] above written in the presence of [-] Godfraye [-] & [-] Farley [seal]: T*R. (On back of document): Christopher Farley— L 1. s 3. d 4. [-]. Sold as a handwritten document & an example of calligraphy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
Last Found On: 2017-06-22           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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