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    Sale 7471

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 2

    ACCOUNT ROLL-- England, 14th Century. Manuscript on vellum, a compotus roll of John Vans, servant to Robert Darcy, for the manor of Stalynburgh [Stallingborough, Lincolnshire], for the half year ending at Michaelmas, 16 Edward II [1322], in Latin, in an English cursive documentary script, recto and verso of a scroll composed of two sewn membranes, together 810 x 165mm (a few losses to right margin, the largest c.25 x 25mm, and other holes, some yellowing and staining).

    Price Realised  

    ACCOUNT ROLL-- England, 14th Century. Manuscript on vellum, a compotus roll of John Vans, servant to Robert Darcy, for the manor of Stalynburgh [Stallingborough, Lincolnshire], for the half year ending at Michaelmas, 16 Edward II [1322], in Latin, in an English cursive documentary script, recto and verso of a scroll composed of two sewn membranes, together 810 x 165mm (a few losses to right margin, the largest c.25 x 25mm, and other holes, some yellowing and staining).

    The account roll lists both receipts, totalling £27-3-4 including from the sale of corn, oats, beans and other crops, and from livestock and poultry products, and outgoings, totalling £26-14-4, including running costs (listing extensive repairs to buildings including the windows of the lord's hall), purchase of stock and other typical expenses. On the verso is an 'exitus' or profit list for each heading, and a 'Compotus instauri' or stock check, noting for example that twenty capons have been sold, leaving four.

    This lot is subject to the Manorial Documents Rules 1959, 1963 and 1967, administered by the National Archives on behalf of the Master of the Rolls. Accordingly the purchasers of the document lie under an obligation to notify the National Archives of their acquisition and to provide details of where they will be kept. They may in no circumstances be removed from England and Wales without the prior consent of the Master of the Rolls.


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