JAMES VI and I, King of Scotland (1567-1625) and of England (1603-1625). Collection of 9 documents on vellum including 2 signed and 7 unsigned, 20 July 1597 - 6 April 1622, sizes 160 x 310 mm - 490 x 650 mm, seven of the documents with Great Seals, including:
Document signed, a commission for Sir Richard Weston for his embassy in Germany, Westminster, 6 April 1622, one membrane, 490 x 650 mm, including an initial letter portrait of the King within a strapwork letter 'J' in pen and ink and wash, margins decorated with scrolling flowers and foliage, lines ruled in red, folded back at foot; impression of the Great Seal in brown wax depicting the King enthroned under a canopy, and on the obverse, mounted on a horse (rubbed), pendant from vellum tag; ANNE, Queen of Scotland (1589-1625) and of England (1603-1625). Document signed, and countersigned by JAMES VI and I (as King of Scotland). Confirmation of benefices of the monastery of Dunfermline for William, son of Andrew Cairns, Edinburgh, 20 July 1697, in Latin, one membrane, 510 x 501 mm (darkened, and signatures faded), endorsed on recto, 'compositio fourtie pounds' (without seal).
Other documents including: [JAMES I]. Licence of alienation from John Page to John Scudamore of the manor of Edgeware and Boyes, 1616, in Latin, 245 x 375 mm, endorsed on verso (hole with loss of several words in lines 5 and 6), Great Seal (worn); Licence of alienation from John Savage to William Warmystry, 1 April 1610, in Latin, 220 x 220mm (rubbed, affecting legibility of several words), Great Seal; Lease, granting property to Matthew Crippes, 17 October 1610, 390 x 510 mm, contemporary endorsements, Great Seal. Provenance. Phillipps Ms 43853; Inspeximus charter referring to the parish of 'Nasinge' [Nazeing] in Essex, 20 November 1607, in Latin, 160 x 310 mm, Great Seal (rubbed), with a dispensation for Edward Jude issued by George [Abbott], Archbishop of Canterbury (attached by vellum tag); Pardon for Sir Richard Halsewell of Colchester, Westminster, 22 May 1604, in Latin, 200 x 720 mm, Great Seal in light brown wax (rubbed); Pardon for Sir James Oswald, 12 October 1608, 200 x 370 mm (large holes with loss of text), Great Seal (worn, large fragment missing); and a document of the Court of Common Pleas about a case referring to the highway, 520 x 630 mm (fragment of seal); one Great Seal (detached) in brown wax; and [ELIZABETH I]. Document, a pardon for Richard Braithwaite, Westminster, 12 November 1591, 195 x 310 mm, Great Seal (worn).
The commission for Sir Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland (1577-1635), was to enable him to attend a conference on the restoration of the Palatinate to the Elector Frederick, husband of James I's daughter, the Princess Elizabeth. (10)