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Charter granting a carucate of land in Peneberi, to Elias, son of Robert, of the Pendlebury family. The land is now in Pendlebury, within the city of Salford, Greater Manchester, formerly Lancashire. Witnesses include Archbishop Geoffrey of York, the bishops of Salisbury and St. Andrews, Earl Robert of Leicester, and others. Confirms the grant made by John as the earl of Mortain. Given under the hands of Archdeacon Simon of Wells and John de Gray at Le Mans, October 9, 1199. Parchment, 12.0 x 18.0 cm. Great Seal of the Realm (pendant, on cord), with losses. The charter was formerly the property of Mrs. P. Kirwan. Mounted.
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Box 4, Item 4
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Seal Motto: "VEI CI PARTI" ["Behold my lawful action"] with central image of a jester's face. Bronze seal matrix with suspension loop; 1.8 cm high and 1.7 cm across the face. This same Anglo-Norman motto is found on a seal recorded in the Public Record Office of the Duchy of Lancaster Ancient Deeds (DL 25/2238). The motto sometimes takes the form of "Vei ci parti lel." Found in Norfolk.
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Box 2, Item 22
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Seal Motto: "S[igillum] ELIE SEIVRIT"(?). Woman's personal lead seal matrix with central image of a star or a flower with eight petals. 3.1 cm in diameter; reverse has a raised seal grip with three horizontal lines emanating from it and running across the diameter of the seal. Found in Kent.
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Box 3, Item 26
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Lead papal bulla showing faces of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, with motto "S[anctus] PA[ulu]S S[anctus] P[etru]S" on one side and the name of Pope Innocent IV (r. 1243-1254) on the other side, "INNOCENTIUS P[a]P[a] IIII"; 37 mm in diameter.
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Charter granting a market to Prior Henry and the canons of the Augustinian Priory (formerly abbey) of St. Mary Magdalen, Cumbwell (or Combwell), County of Kent. Given at Westminster, February 27, 1233 (17 Henry III). Parchment, 19.0 x 19.0 cm. Great Seal of the Realm (pendant seal on cord), with losses. Mounted.
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Charter granting to Sir John de Vaux (d. 1287) lands confiscated from the Rebel Barons led by Simon de Montfort (d. 1265), sixth earl of Leicester. The lands included the manor of Benefield, Northamptonshire; and the manors of Holt and Cley, Norfolk. Among the witnesses was Walter Giffard, then archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor. Parchment, 22.0 x 34.0 cm. Given at Canterbury, October 25, 1265. Great Seal of the Realm (pendant seal on cord). The seal has a protective red silk cover, added centuries later. Mounted.