Series BL/MD 1-10 - Volumes of Townshend Title Deeds

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BL/MD 1-10

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Volumes of Townshend Title Deeds

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  • 12th century-17th century (Creation)

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10 volumes

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These volumes were put together by H.L. Bradfer-Lawrence from deeds in his own collection and that of the antiquarian E.M. Beloe, and they have been translated and catalogued by Paul Rutledge. Numbers between square brackets were found pencilled on the documents and reflect an original arrangement before sorting and binding. Other deeds from these numbered sequences are to be found in BL/O [Original Series]. Some of these have seals and would not have been suitable for mounting, but it is not clear why others been excluded from the volumes as many describe similar transactions between some of the the same parties. The volumes also include a few deeds, notably in BL/MD 10, which do not relate to the Townshend estates.

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Abuttals are included only if of special interest and parishes of parties only if not those of the property being conveyed. Dates are converted to New Style. In dating, King Edward has been assumed to be Edward I unless there is good reason to think otherwise, and Edward son of Edward has similarly been assumed to be Edward II. Undated documents are dated very tentatively and property conveyed is in the parish of the section unless otherwise indicated. Documents in this series lack their pendant seals. The abbreviated word camp' (field or fields) is treated as singular. Witnesses and details of purchase price, scutage liability and rents are not consistently noted.

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  • Latin

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0c4867f4-3607-49d1-a7f0-93b2ff98121c

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Created 15/02/2010 by Droip. Modified 03/12/2018 by Droip.

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