3 December 2003
HENRY VIII, King of England (1509-1547). Document signed ('Henry R'), Letters Patent for an annuity, n.p., 8 March 1516, in English and Latin, 9 lines written in brown ink on vellum, one membrane, 137 x 357 mm (small hole in blank margin, slightly soiled).
An order (in Latin) written below a petition (in English) asking the King to grant Letters Patent 'Please it your highness off youre most habundant grace to graunte youre gracius l[ett]ers patente in due forme to bee made accordyng to the ten[o]r hereaft[er] ensueng', and 'this bill signed with your most gracious hand', for the chamberlain of Chester to pay an annuity of ten pounds sterling to Richard Parker, formerly one of the servants in the royal buttery.
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