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ECR 60 12 02

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ECR 60 12 02


Estates administration: Evidence books



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In 1577-8 the audit book records a payment of £13 6s 8d to the auditor, Thomas Daye, 'For wrytinge and extractinge the College evidences'. The result of his labours is almost certainly the three volumes titled A, B and C (60/12/2/1-3); they may have been bound later but the pagination is continuous. They contain abstracts of deeds and other documents from the eleventh to sixteenth centuries, arranged by estate and within each estate roughly chronologically. An abstract of each document has been written on a strip of paper and the slips then pasted in or occasionally guarded. The text is secretary hand but the indices italic. Some pages have been lettered and numbered in sequence at the foot of the page but no index relating to this numbering has survived. These books are mentioned by Tom Martin but the fourth item is not although its entries suggest a late 17th century compilation date. Its detail suggests that it was more of a personal aide-memoire compiled by a Fellow and subsequently left in the archives; the hand has not been identified, however. The contemporary '4' on its cover suggests that the compiler saw it as a continuation of the existing books


1577 - 17th century
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