Deeds and Indentures

CRANSTOUN‚ William‚ 1st Lord Cranstoun. 15406

CRANSTOUN‚ William‚ 1st Lord Cranstoun.	15406 Power of Attorney‚ signed ‘Cranstoune’ by William Lord Cranstoun‚ and by Sir Alexander Cranstoun and other Cranstoun witnesses‚ to Adam Cunyngham‚ about a seisin of property in Lidgertwode‚ with mills etc.‚ as held by John Lord Borthville. Neat manuscript in English‚ 12 x 9 inches‚ trimmed‚ laid down‚ paper defects at right edge with loss of some letters‚ light stains. 1 July 1620. William Cranstoun‚ 1st Lord Cranstoun (died June 1627)‚ a Scot who played a prominent part in the pacification of the Anglo-Scottish border in the early 17th century. King James appointed Cranstoun to the position of Captain of the Horse Garrison‚ or King's Guard‚ under the Earl of Dunbar‚ Lieutenant of the Borders. In 1605 he was keeper of Lochmaben Castle and a deputy-lieutenant of the Borders. Sir John Balfour Paul's The Scots Peerage records of him that: "He was a man of singular energy and fearlessness‚ and though his relentless rule on the Borders of necessity made him many enemies‚ yet his persistence therein brought back that region to a state of law and order such as it had not known for many years‚ and from which it never really again lapsed."

Price : £200.00

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ROYAL MUSIC. Edward Bassano‚ recorder consort at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. 17592

ROYAL MUSIC. Edward Bassano‚ recorder consort at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I.	17592	A large vellum Indenture‚ signed at foot ‘Edward Bassano’‚ between Edward Bassano of Walthamstow in Essex and his brother Jeronimo Bassano concerning the sale of land in Hoxton‚ with the mention of other parties and properties. In English on vellum. 19 x 21 inches‚ folded‚ with calligraphic initial letter‚ red wax seal appended‚ in very good clean condition and legible. Together with a copy of an article by David Lasocki (1984) entitled The Recorder Consort at the English Court 1540-1674 Part 1 (10 pp.) which describes the Bassano family in detail. 2 May 1597. Edward Bassano (1551-1615) and his brother Jeronimo Bassano (1559-1635) were members of the famous Bassano family which formed the Recorder Consort at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. A consort of five or six recorder players (as distinct from the flautists and other players of wind instruments) was employed at the Court between 1540 and 1630.

Price : £750.00

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