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Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 593

English Elizabethan Possession Bill, Framed, Dated 1571

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Reign of Queen Elizabeth I Bill of Possession document, ink on vellum, describing the Queen's granting of possession of the Manor of Northcote in Devon, formerly held by the Monastery of Breamore, to Thomas Myniffe, son and heir of John Myniffe, who held and rented the manor by Knight-service until his death. Housed in a wood frame with a gilt filet under glass along with two reproductions of portraits of the Queen and a typed description of the contents of the front and verso of the document below. Sight: 4 1/2" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed: 17 1/4" H x 21 1/4" W. Bill is dated February 9th, 1571.


Creasing along fold lines and edges, tear to lower margin, slight toning to document, description, reproduction images, and mat. Not examined outside of frame.

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Private Tennessee Collection, ex-Morris and Mollye Fogelman Collection.