Deed, 1571 (Copy)


Copy of an indenture between George Symons and George Corkoram, both of Colompton, Devon, drafted at the Inner Temple of London. No evidence of the witness signatures which were present on the other copy, further identifying this document as the copy.

In Collection:
Subject Language Identifier
  • Shelf Mark: Doc.Eng.5
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 4 sheets ; 55 x 67 mm
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 50.75, -3.75
  • 51.50853, -0.12574
  • 50.8552, -3.3929
Additional physical characteristics
  • Four large sheets of parchment, main text on one side of each sheet in black ink, written in an Elizabethan secretary hand. Little remains of a red wax seal which once hung from the document, likely of a similar nature to the original. Document features extensive damage especially when compared to original copy, with many areas of text on some pages rendered illegible.
Physical repository Collection
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Accession Number: 2019-070, Item: 2
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • February 2020
Technical note
  • This four page manuscript has significant water damage and wear from being stored folded. It was unfolded and placed under slightly raised glass for three days but still proved difficult to work with.Due to the fragility, we were hesitant to further unfold and compress the item under glass. There are areas that are unreadable due to shadows and/or folds. After consulting the archivist, the decision was made to scan only the front page.Scanned on Betterlight/TTI at 600 dpi TIFF (1/15; 230; bent5 tone; height 900) by PD. Metadata by KD.
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original. This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.

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