GB 1859 SJLM/7/9/1
- 1509 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 item, parchment
Name of creator
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.
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
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
The petition has been transcribed. The transcription is in the Blue Finding Aid Folder under its previous reference number D94.397.