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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KENT. Lydd land deed‚ c.1327. 18453

KENT. Lydd land deed‚ c.1327.	18453	An original vellum deed for the sale of land in Lydd by William Adam. In a neat Latin script on parchment‚ 3 x 10 inches‚ with two armorial wax seals appended. In the 21st year of the reign of King Edward II [1327]. A most attractive medieval deed‚ in good condition‚ in need of professional research‚ exact dating and interpretation. Lydd is a town in Kent‚ lying on Romney Marsh. It is one of the larger settlements on the marsh‚ and the most southerly town in Kent. Lydd reached the height of its prosperity during the 13th century‚ when it was a corporate member of the Cinque Ports.

Price : £450.00

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NORFOLK. Stanhoe land deed from the reign of King Richard II. 18460

NORFOLK.  Stanhoe land deed from the reign of King Richard II.	18460	An original land deed relating to land at Stanhoe‚ North Norfolk‚ with a connection to “Easthall” according to an annotation on the verso. In Latin. Vellum‚ 3 x 10 inches‚ fold marks‚ in very good condition‚ with a small seal in red wax appended. At Stanhoe [North Norfolk]‚ first year of King Richard II [1377]. A most attractive medieval deed‚ in good condition‚ in need of professional research‚ exact dating and interpretation.

Price : £375.00

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