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Copy of letters patent of Charles I. granting Long Island in America to sir Edmund Plowden and others, constituting it a province under the name of New Albion, as a dependency of the kingdom of Ireland, and appointing Plowden governor thereof, with the dignity and authority of earl palatine; Dublin, bulk: 21 Jun 1634

MS. Rawl. A. 247
Held at the Weston Library

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To this are appended copies of the opinions of several lawyers in favour of sir E. Plowden's claim to be regarded in consequence as a peer of Ireland, and of a certificate by Edw. Bysshe, garter king at arms, of the exemplification of the papers, 23 Jan 1648.

The MS. formerly formed a portion of the contents of two other volumes, as the leaves are numbered by two old series of foliations 248–255 and 10–17 respectively.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 21 Jun 1634


8 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. A. 247


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