Letters concerning Middleton Cheney rectory

Scope and Content

Acknowledgment by Edmund Scambler, bishop of Peterborough, of the receipt on 20 Oct 1571 of an instrument of resignation (with the attestation of Mark Broughton, notary public) of Dr James Ellis (Ellys) as rector of Middleton Cheney. Signed and sealed [seal wanting] at Northampton on 26 Oct 1572 [sic]. Endorsed: 'The bysshappe of Peterboroo Reyleyse for monny I pd' hym'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Middleton Cheney is the largest village in Northamptonshire.Edmund Scambler was Canon of the 6th Prebendary, Westminster (1560-1561), Prebendary of Wistow, Yorkshire (1559-1564), Bishop of Peterborough (1561-1585) and Bishop of Norwich (1585-1594). He died in 1594.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Given by Miss W.Myers in 1962.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

6" x 11¼". Seal wanting.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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