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Auction 146, Lot 816

"[Vellum Manuscript Indenture]",

Subject: Indentures

Period: 1652 (dated)


Color: Black & White

10.5 x 5.5 inches
26.7 x 14 cm
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This French vellum indenture originated in the court at Saint Peter Port on the island of Guernsey. The indenture states that Thomas Terrin had received a decree of inheritance on June 16, 1652 for the settlement of debts. Mr. Terrin appeared for the registration of a conveyance to Sir John le Mesurier of the land occupied by Peter le Corg at a rent of 6 bushels of wheat. In return Terrin receives 200 livres Tournois, a currency used in France in the Middle Ages. The certificate is dated September 28, 1652 and is signed and sealed by the judge and two witnesses.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/4/2013