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[CHARLES I] (1600-1649). King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Document with a fine example of the Great Seal, 225 x 360 mm (9 x 14½ inches) on vellum, dated at Westminster, 1 April, 4 Charles I [1628]. A very fine impression of the seal, the legends on both sides and the finer details quite distinct, some slight flattening of the features on the recto.
A licence of alienation from William Vincent to Thomas Irebye, in respect of lands (specified in detail) in Sheepey Magna, Leicestershire.
 Alienation was the transfer of a holding by sale rather than by inheritance. A licence was required from the lord, who would of course collect a fee. If the holding was from the Crown, there were also licences and fees and fines for 'pardons'. The functions of the Alienation Office were eventually transferred to the Treasury.
[No: 7316]


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