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Lot 2: Staffordshire.- Ferrers (William de) Charter, 1240 (2).

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day One

by Forum Auctions

15 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • Staffordshire.- Ferrers (William de) Charter, 1240 (2).
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Description: Ferrers (William de, fourth Earl of Derby, favourite of King John and Henry III, c. 1168 - c. 1247) Charter, grant by William de Ferrers to Oliver le Form, of all his land in Wobuniesauve in the manor of Chartley, apart from 100 acres which I have previously given to Hamo de Mascy, apart from 80 acres which I had previously given to John de Kent, and apart from 40 acres which I had previously given to Maslen Stephen, to live and to clear (burn) by the overseer of my foresters, abutments beginning "beyond my park at Wythenesiche...", witnesses: Lady Agnes de Ferrers Countess of Derby, Robert de Legh, Ivo Pauntolf, William de Oylly, Henry de Torbok, William de la Ferle, Robert de Watersal, Hugh de Ambrichton, William Peverel and Roger Jambe, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 15 lines, in a fine charter hand, seal tags, 1 very small hole, folds, a little creased, slightly browned, 100 x 180mm., [c. 1240]; and another charter, conjoined, issued in the name of Robert de Ferrers, sixth Earl of Derby (1239-1279) and Agnes de Ferrers Countess of Derby (1190-1247), coheirs, son and widow respectively of William de Ferrers, fourth Earl of Derby reiterating the above grant, imperfect with loss of text, 140 x c. 170mm., n.d. [c. 1250], both with 20th century pencil inscriptions "17 July 1911" etc., v.s., v.d. (2). ⁂ Agnes De Kevelioch, sister of Ranulph de Blondeville, fourth Earl of Chester.

Notes: Category: Western And Medieval Manuscripts

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