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Cartulary of lands in Essex, Sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.09.08

Scope and Contents

A cartulary of lands in Alwithly (Aveley) and Wennington in Essex, which were the property of John Barett, gentleman, in the reign of King Henry VIII. The documents are 158 in number, and are not arranged in any certain order. Three of them, which are not dated, appear to belong to the reign of King Edward I; the others form a nearly, if not quite, complete series of the deeds relating to the property, the latest of them being dated in the second year of the reign of King Henry VIII. A full account is given in James Nasmith's catalogue of these manuscripts.


  • Sixteenth century

Language of Materials


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1 volume(s) (1 volume) : 212 pages.

Custodial History

The signature of 'Edward Barett' is on the flyleaf. In the Library by 1856.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available at Imaging Services

Physical Facet


Repository Details

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