Pictures of English deeds/Beispiele englischer Urkunden

Here's a bird's-eye view of an 1880 conveyance (click to enlarge): and here's the backing sheet: and here a small extract: I put a pencil at the top right to show the size. The parchment was pre-printed with the word 'Indenture'. The rest was written in hand by a clerk. You can see how important the large words are to orient the reader. You can tell that 'Whereas' always refers to preliminary information, whereas 'Now this Indenture witnesseth' is the beginning of the operative part, and 'All that' precedes the definition of the land being sold ('All that piece or parcel of land situate in the parish of ..') ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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