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Latin - Indenture? and bond for Sewell/Grame
« on: Saturday 28 March 20 16:50 GMT (UK) »
May I have a translation of these two early 16th century documents, please?
The indenture(?) is 2 pages - but the 1st page is posted in two pieces, as the whole page would've been over the 500kb limit.

 

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Re: Latin - Indenture? and bond for Sewell/Grame
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 March 20 16:51 GMT (UK) »
Here is the Latin section of the bond.
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Re: Latin - Indenture? and bond for Sewell/Grame
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 March 20 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Sorry - should be early 17th century (not 16th)


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Re: Latin - Indenture? and bond for Sewell/Grame
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 March 20 20:46 GMT (UK) »
Thereís no indenture here. The first two images record the appointment of Laurence Mydelton and James Grame as the representatives of John Sewell and his son Richard Sewell in surrendering the land to William Grame.

Iíve done the main part for you, but have omitted some of the verbiage towards the end, which just clarifies the role of the representatives.

Iím afraid I donít have time to do the bond now.

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May all men know by these presents that we, John Sewell of Botchardbie in the county of Cumberland, yeoman, and Richard Sewell of [the same?] in the same county, yeoman, son and heir apparent of the aforesaid John, have made, acknowledged and constituted, in place of ourselves for these presents, our beloved in Christ Laurence Mydleton and James Grame of Le Fawghe [= Faugh?] in Gilliland in the aforesaid county, yeomen, as our true and undoubted attorneys, jointly and severally to act instead of us and on our behalf in surrendering into the hands of our Lord James, King of England, or to his Steward or substitute for his Manor of the Socage of Carlisle Castle, at the next court to be held in that same place, one acre of ploughland with appurtenances, lying and being in Feneshill[?] in the aforesaid Socage, at the annual rent of two shillings, for the use and benefit of William Grame of Wetheral in the aforesaid county, yeoman, his heirs and assigns for ever, according to the custom of the aforesaid manor, paying each year thenceforth to the said Lord King, his heirs and successors the aforesaid rent of 2 shillings at the accustomed feast [...]
In witness whereof to this our present writing we have affixed our seals; given the twenty-ninth day of April in the ninth year of the reign of our lord James [29 April 1611] by the grace of God King of England France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith [etc. ...]
Signed and delivered in our presence
Mark X of the said John Sewell
Mark X of James Grame of fawghe [= Faugh?]   
Mark X of the said Richard Sewell
by me Laurence Mydleton

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Re: Latin - Indenture? and bond for Sewell/Grame
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 March 20 21:06 GMT (UK) »
THANK YOU once again, Bookbox !! and don't worry about translating the bond - I'm sure I have all the salient facts now.

The help from you and other RootsChatters is much appreciated.   

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Re: Latin - Indenture? and bond for Sewell/Grame
« Reply #5 on: Friday 03 April 20 19:45 BST (UK) »
Can you just tell me if the Latin section of the bond specifies a sum of money ?
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Re: Latin - Indenture? and bond for Sewell/Grame
« Reply #6 on: Friday 03 April 20 20:48 BST (UK) »
Twenty pounds of good and lawful money of England.

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Re: Latin - Indenture? and bond for Sewell/Grame
« Reply #7 on: Friday 03 April 20 20:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Bookbox.