Item 1 - Declaration of Uses

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GB 1859 SJLM/3/2/1


Declaration of Uses


  • 1472 (Creation)

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Declaration of uses by Lady Margaret of a grant dated 22 May 1472 related to the performance of her will, namely to pay the debts of Edmund, earl of Richmond and Sir Henry Stafford her former husbands; the cost of translating the bones of Edmund out of Wales where he is buried to the abbey of Bourne, Lincolnshire and for making a tomb for Edmund and herself, and for a tomb at Plesshey, Essex where Stafford's bones lie; for the foundation of a chantry at Bourne and a chantry at Plesshey, with an income of 12 marks a year for the priests serving them; the reversion of the issues to go to her son Henry earl of Richmond

Bawessey, 2 June 1472
Seal of the Countess.
Endorsed: an olde wyll mayd and revoked by my ladyes grace
Slit through by way of cancellation.

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  • Map cabinet: 35/FOLDER E