Papers of the Seymour family [manuscript], ca. 1536-ca. 1675.


Papers of the Seymour family [manuscript], ca. 1536-ca. 1675.

Collection of 25 miscellaneous items which include titles to property in Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Lincolnshire and elsewhere; a few accounts; marriage settlements; pedigrees; papers relating to the claim to the Dukedom of Somerset, ca. 1660; a copy of a letter from Walsingham, June 27, 1582; "All the passages concerning the combat between the late deceased lord Bruce and the now Earl of Dorset", [1613]; a copy of a letter reporting the rout of Solway Moss by [Sir Thomas Wharton], November 24, [1542]; and considerations on the marriage of the Earl of Essex and the Lady Frances, daughter of the Earl of Suffolk, ca. 1606. One document states that it was transcribed from old papers belonging to the late lord viscount Weymouth, December 1721, and is initialed G. H. [George Harbin].

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