Item 1 - Petition: Sir Robert Southwell

Identity area

Reference code

SJLM/7/9/1

Unique identifier

GB 1859 SJLM/7/9/1

Title

Petition: Sir Robert Southwell

Date(s)

  • 1509 (Creation)

Level of description

Item

Extent and medium

1 item, parchment

Context area

Name of creator

(d.1514)

Biographical history

Sir Robert Southwell was a lawyer and a royal administrator during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century. A descendant of a wealthy Norfolk family, Southwell was a member of Lincoln’s Inn and rose to prominence during the 1490s, when he worked in the crown lands administration on various appointments, receiverships and special commissions. By 1503, he occupied the role of general surveyor of all the royal lands. From 1504, he served as chief butler of England and in 1510, he was appointed chief auditor of the exchequer. He died in 1514.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Petition (undated), Sir Robert Southwell to the executors of Lady Margaret Beaufort, asking compensation for losing a wardship wrongly adjudged to be of a fee held of the Duchy of Lancaster; Southwell had lost it through letters being addressed by the King [Henry VII] to Lady Margaret.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

sealed

Finding aids

The petition has been transcribed. The transcription is in the Blue Finding Aid Folder under its previous reference number D94.397.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Former ref.

D94.397

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places

Physical storage

  • Box: 2/OS