Please note: I have added 30 pictures to the end of this listing to try and show the item in as much detail as possible so please take the time to view them all carefully. Any weights shown in the pictures are not included. This is a genuine hand written document in Latin written on vellum with a large official royal wax seal attached at the bottom. This document has the official Royal GREAT SEAL of King James I of England on it. The document is a Letters Patent - Licence of alienation from EDMUND BAWDWEN to THOMAS INGILBY.
I cannot read the document and have only gone by the info I was given when I bought it. It would be most interesting to know the date of the document as well as the location of these two gentleman. The document has been folded but is in really remarkable condition overall and the Royal Great Seal is really very good as well. Often over the years the wax seals disintegrate and fall to bits, never to be seen again, or they were cut off by Victorian collectors and put into their collections - cabinets etc. This document has done well to survive.The Great Seal has some chunks missing off both the bottom and top where the vellum sits between.. Vulnerable areas as its brittle here.
The document is 14 and 3/4 inch x 8 inch tall and the Great Seal is 6 inch dia. X just short of 1/4 inch deep. I have just been trying to find similar James I Royal Great Seals on documents and it seems that this particular seal was used a short period of time before they redesigned the canopy over the kings head making this document about 1603 - 1605. Not too far away from here is the Ingilby family castle of 27 generations which their surname used to be spelt this same way. Interesting to note here that James I stayed overnight at this castle in 1603 and two years later there were a number of relations of the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot.As well as another relation held captive Oliver Cromwell in the castle after the Battle of Marston Moor. This document may be related to that family but then again I really do not know, as I find the surnames Bawdwen over in Craven at Glusburn. Difficult to pinpoint exactly when one cannot read the document! Scale is usually an English 1 penny coin which is 20mm in diameter which is just short of 7/8ths of an inch in diameter. In the title or description it means.
Condition which may have scuffs, scratches and damage. We cannot and will not declare items below the sale value. The item "C1604 Original JAMES I His Wax GREAT SEAL on Letters Patent Vellum Document #1" is in sale since Monday, April 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Manuscripts". The seller is "diggerlee" and is located in Yorkshire.This item can be shipped worldwide.