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English legal documents collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00287

Scope and Contents

Indentures and land transfer contracts. Documents include, in part: Land transfer in Little Ketford, Gloucestershire between William Wintour and William ..., witnessed by Giles Smith, Joseph Horner and William Spillman.--Indenture, 1656 for Gilbert Wheeler.--Indenture, 1650 for Woodchurch Clarke.--Indenture, 1657 for Woodchuch Clarke with Ridmarley Dabitott.--Indenture, 1611, Oxford, for John Thockmorton, William Grove and John Spillman.--Indenture 1627, Worcester, William and Edward Spillman, sons of John and Anne, with Ridmarley Dabitott.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: approximately 1550-1627

Language of Materials

English and Latin

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.


10 items

1.75 linear feet (1 container)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


The documents are on vellum (8 documents) and paper (2 documents); some have seals or remains of seals; the 10 documents are attached together in upper left corner.

Finding aid to the English legal documents collection
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2019-10-24: Updated legacy finding aid and published.

Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063