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Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

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Tudor Will.- Last Will and Testament of Robert Atwell, of Prestbury, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, manuscript in Tudor English, on paper, 25 lines, in brown ink, calligraphic initial at beginning, 1545.

 

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Tudor Will.- Last Will and Testament of Robertt Atwell of Prestbury, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, manuscript in Tudor English, on paper, 25 lines, in brown ink, calligraphic initial at beginning, indented at head, a small tear in right hand margin slightly affecting one word, a few small holes not affecting text, slightly browned, 210 x 300mm., 18th December 1545.

⁂ Referring to Henry VIII as "sup[re]me heade imediatly under christe off this churche off engelonde".

Atwell leaves his possessions to his sons John and William, his daughter Joan and his wife Alice. Robert Atwell, bailiff of Prestbury, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. In 1520 the prior of Llanthony leased the manor and rectory for 50 years to Atwell, to whose son John, the Crown renewed the lease for 21 years in 1553.

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Tudor Will.- Last Will and Testament of Robertt Atwell of Prestbury, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, manuscript in Tudor English, on paper, 25 lines, in brown ink, calligraphic initial at beginning, indented at head, a small tear in right hand margin slightly affecting one word, a few small holes not affecting text, slightly browned, 210 x 300mm., 18th December 1545.

⁂ Referring to Henry VIII as "sup[re]me heade imediatly under christe off this churche off engelonde".

Atwell leaves his possessions to his sons John and William, his daughter Joan and his wife Alice. Robert Atwell, bailiff of Prestbury, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. In 1520 the prior of Llanthony leased the manor and rectory for 50 years to Atwell, to whose son John, the Crown renewed the lease for 21 years in 1553.

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