Attornment by Sarah Elys

Scope and Content

Attornment by Sarah [Sare], widow of Jankyn Elys, at the request of Anneys, his younger daughter, to John Horder and Henry Stanleigh, on payment of 1d., of all lands and tenements which she held in inheritance for life as in dower. In the presence of Robert Sampson. Richard Harryes, John Guderych, James Smyth, Robert Whithorn, Richard Elyot, John Geffray, Robert Maisteres, John Cokerel and others. Dated at Babeton 'Thursday after Martinmas, 12 Richard II', or 12 November 1388.

Administrative / Biographical History

Attornment was the legal process of transferring service or homage of tenants from one landlord to another.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

On permanent loan from the British Records Association (B.R.A. 125).

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

4" x 11". 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.