Catalogue description County or diocese: York. Grant: Benevolence or 'devotion money', 1543 July 27 or...

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Details of E 179/64/314
Reference: E 179/64/314

County or diocese: York.

Grant: Benevolence or 'devotion money', 1543 July 27 or earlier.

Document type: Collection (communal).

Folios or pages: 2.

This parchment roll of two membranes is an indenture, in English, between Sir John Bunyon, sheriff of Nottinghamshire, and George Palmer, commissary of the archbishop of York, attesting that the former had paid to Sir Edmund Peckham, cofferer of the king's household and receiver of the benevolence known as 'the devotion money', imposed by Henry VIII in 1543 for a crusade against the Turks, the sums of money listed below which had been collected from the various parish churches in the deanery of Retford, in the archdeaconry of Nottingham, in the diocese of York. The indenture is dated 13 December 1543 and both parties have signed and sealed the roll with their personal seals, although one of these survives, at the end. The counterpart of this roll is now E 179/64/310.

The tax was collected in each parish church by the churchwardens, one of whom, in each instance, has either made his mark or signed his name in the left hand margin, against the entry relating to his parish.

The document is in good and condition and is wholly legible.

Date: 1543 Dec 13
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: roll(s)
Physical condition: On parchment, no container
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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