Exemplification of a Fine and Recovery in the Court of Common Pleas from John Stacy to Richard Lone for the Manor of Romshed (or Rumstead in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge)

£4,250

with the pendant Seal of the Court of Common Pleas in brown wax, attached by vellum tag, on vellum, 260 x 340 mm., Court of Common Pleas, 9 October [1559]

 

with the pendant Seal of the Court of Common Pleas in brown wax, attached by vellum tag, on vellum, 260 x 340 mm., Court of Common Pleas, 9 October [1559]

A particularly fine impression of the Court’s seal, showing the Queen enthroned on the obverse and the royal arms on the reverse, with the matrix lugs untrimmed.

Other deeds relating to properties in the neighbourhood owned at this period by Richard Lone are among the Stanhope of Chevening Estate Papers, in the Kent History and Library Centre.

This is a splendid example the First seal for the Court of Common Pleas, first issued in 1558.

 

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