Everything on this antique piece of vellum was drafted by hand back in 1840 in Chester, England. Chester is a cathedral city and the county town of Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the England-Wales border.
This unique presentation document was made on vellum parchment paper G. Gibbs parchment & Silvester & Co.And contains two original wax seals. The overall indenture is quite large and measures approx. This 1840 antique document is ready for hanging or framing and is in excellent condition for its vintage age with no visible damage. This item will be packaged very carefully with several layers of protective material. Please feel free to ask any questions and please check out our other listings for other similar unique collectibles!
Further information about this item. The term comes from the medieval English "indenture of retainer"-a legal contract written in duplicate on the same sheet, with the copies separated by cutting along a jagged (toothed, hence the term "indenture") line so that the teeth of the two parts could later be refitted to confirm authenticity (chirograph). Each party to the deed would then retain a part.