Skip to main content

Letters of Administration, Writtle, Essex

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.187

Scope and Contents

Memorandum of Nuncupative Will of Edward Shettleworth of Writtle made 7 May 1649 in the presence of Elizabeth George and Ellen Ram and affirmed to John Sawen of Little Waltham, Essex. He gives to Marie his wife a third of his house and land with certain property and the care of his youngest children, to Katherine his daughter a cow and a certain sum; to his son Robert the rest of his goods. The memorandum is signed by John Sawen. Letters of Administration to John Sawen follow. Signed by John Juxon, Registrar. A fragment of the original seal is attached.


  • 18 May 1649

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 item(s) (vellum) : vellum

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Mrs Charles Williamson of Kempton, Bedfordshire, 20 April 1915

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom