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LJS 211 - Bigod, Roger, Earl of Norfolk, d. 1221 - Roger Bigod deed
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 211 - Bigod, Roger, Earl of Norfolk, d. 1221 - Roger Bigod deed
Author:
Bigod, Roger, Earl of Norfolk, d. 1221.
Title:
Roger Bigod deed : manuscript, ca. 1201-1205.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : parchment ; 111 x 167 mm.
Summary:
Record of 3 grants of land in Suffolk by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, to the sons of magister William de Risinges (Walter, Simon, Eustace, and Peter), for which Bigod received a riding horse, a windmill with a rood of land (possibly the earliest mention of a windmill in Suffolk), and an annual fee. Written in 17 long lines, in a chancery script, with the central part of a wax seal still remaining on a parchment tag. The remnant of the seal shows part of an equestrian figure on one side and a heraldic lion on the other.
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 211
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 211
 
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