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Attornment by Sarah Elys

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 444
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Attornment by Sarah Elys
Date(s): 1388
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Single sheet
Name of creator(s): Elys | Sarah | fl 1388 | widow of Jankyn Elys
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Attornment was the legal process of transferring service or homage of tenants from one landlord to another.


Scope and content/abstract:

Attornment by Sarah [Sare], widow of Jankyn Elys, at the request of Anneys, his younger daughter, to John Horder and Henry Stanleigh, on payment of 1d., of all lands and tenements which she held in inheritance for life as in dower. In the presence of Robert Sampson. Richard Harryes, John Guderych, James Smyth, Robert Whithorn, Richard Elyot, John Geffray, Robert Maisteres, John Cokerel and others. Dated at Babeton 'Thursday after Martinmas, 12 Richard II', or 12 November 1388.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

On permanent loan from the British Records Association (B.R.A. 125).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2001

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