marriageindenture
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  • 33.25″ x 26.5″ | 17th Century | British | Indenture | Vellum | Handwritten | Framed

    This is a preserved 1664 handwritten British indenture on vellum. Though most indentures of this time were legal contracts that binded indentured servants, this particular piece seems to be a marriage contract between Sir William Wilson and an unknown woman. There are embellishments that cover the upper left corner of the page and a wavy line is cut across the top of the page. This is because these documents were written duplicate on the same sheet and separated by cutting along a jagged line, then lined back up together to ensure authenticity. This indenture is in a thin black wooden frame and behind a glass covering.

  • Weight

    8lb.

    Height

    33.25"

    Width

    26.5"

    Depth

    1"

    Weight

    8lb.

    Height

    33.25"

    Width

    26.5"

    Depth

    1"

    Date

    17th Century

    Frame

    Yes

    Kind

    Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts

    Medium

    Pen & Ink

    Other

    Framed, Glass Covering

    Size

    L (up to 40 in.)

    Support

    Vellum