Bond, Dated 14 September 1680

Restoration English.

Bond, Dated 14 September 1680

Sample Categories: Palæography and Restoration English.

English Secretary Hand, black ink on parchment, 34 lines, with 6 autograph signatures & 2 seals intact at bottom; single sheet folded in two, inscribed on outer leafs only, each side measuring 7.5″ x 11.75″; ink stain to left margin at centre fold & water damage down full length of right side.

1. Know all men by these p[re]sents that wee Richard

2. Williams of Cabalva in the County of Radnor Esq[uire]

3. and Ambrose Scudamoore of Kenchurch in the

4. County of Herefford Esq[uire] have had & receaved

5. of Sr John Huband of Ipsley in the County of

6. Warwicke Barronett the full sum[m]e of Two Thousan

7. Thousand and three hundred pounds of lawfull

8. money of England being the Considerac[i]on

9. money menc[i]oned and Expressed in one

10. Indenture Tripartite bearing date the sixteenth

11. day of January last past and made between

12. us the s[ai]d Richard Williams and Ambrose

13. Scudamoore and Magdalen and Anne our

14. wives of the first parte Thomas Geers Herbert

15. Masters Richard Witherston Dame Delarivers

16. Morgan wid[ow] and sole Excecutrix [sic.] of Sr Thomas

17. Morgan late of Chanson in the s[ai]d County of

18. Herefford Barronett and Sr John Morgan Barronet

19. sonne & heire of the s[ai]d Sr Thomas Morgan of

20. the second parte ^and^ the s[ai]d Sr John Huband of the

21. third parte of w[hi]ch s[ai]d sum[m]e of Two Thousand

22. & three hundred pounds wee the s[ai]d Richard

23. Williams and Ambrose Scudamoore doe hereby

24. for us our heires Excecutors [sic., ff.] and Administrators

25. Accquitt Release Exonerate & discharge the said

26. Sr John Huband his heires Excecutors and Admi=

27. nistrators forever by these p[re]sents In witnesse

28. whereof wee the s[ai]d Richard Williams & Ambrose

29. Scudamoore have hereunto put our hands & seales

30. this ffourteenth day of September In the yeare

31. of our Lord God one Thousand six hundred and

32. eighty

33. Sealed & delivered

34. in the p[re]sence of     R Williams [+ seal]

35.          Robert Symonds

36.          Abr: Seward             Amb: Scudamore [+ seal]

37.          Isaec Seward

38.          Tho: (?) [signature surname undeciphered*]

* This represents a typical problem encountered in the transcription of early documents, particularly when the MS is damaged, the hand is generally unclear, or – as in this case – when an idiosyncratic personal signature does not correspond with lettering elsewhere in the document. Ritualised language, custom & practise, and common sense in context can be drawn on to ‘crack’ standard words and phrases, but with multiple possibilities existing for the interpretation of numerous letters, Names & Places can be particularly challenging to decipher. It is therefore, unfortunately, not uncommon for question marks to remain in an otherwise completed transcript.



Mr Williams & Mr

Scudamoore Receipt

for ye purchase mony

of Studley

14 Sepr 1680