Item 1 - Annotated draft will

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GB 1859 SJLM/3/1/1


Annotated draft will


  • 1508-1509 (Creation)

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1 item, paper and parchment

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A signed draft copy of Lady Margaret’s will, annotated with additions and corrections in various hands. It includes a list of her particular benefactions to ‘Cristes College’ and ‘to my lord Prince’ which has been altered to read ‘the kinges grace’. Also includes a paper about the purchase of Bassingbourne in Fordham, Cambridgeshire inserted at front.

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A folio paper book of 72 pages, in a vellum cover. (pp. 57-72 are blank)

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The draft may’ve been produced prior to King Henry VII’s death and his son was still only a Prince. It would’ve been updated and corrected following the death of Henry VIII and the coronation of Henry VIII. (see pp.39-56)

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  • Shelf: SJLM/3/1/1