SUFFOLK. Land Deed for Chelmondiston, 1434. 18801



A very fine original Indenture, on behalf of John Otewy, conveying two pieces of arable land in Rapton Field to Thomas Brandiston, with full details of the legal agreement, and a list of witnesses. In Latin, with full typed transcript and translation. Vellum, 4 x 13 inches, one small defect at a fold in the right margin, scattered wormholes, otherwise very good, bearing Otewy’s seal in red wax, one inch in diameter, rubbed, in a high gothic ogival frame of four points, with a small tracery design. Chelmondiston, Feast of the Annunciation in the 12th Year of the Reign of Henry, Sixth after the Conquest [25 March 1434]. An attractive medieval document, with the great benefit of a complete typed transcript of the Latin, line by line, and a full typed translation. Chelmondiston is a village located on the Shotley Peninsula, five miles south-east of Ipswich.