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Debentures paid at the Exchequer, 1616-23


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Comprises loose dockets, written in Latin, pasted onto paper and bound into three volumes. They are arranged alphabetically by name of recipient, within half yearly terms beginning at Easter and Michaelmas.

Payment upon debenture was grounded on Letters Patent and seems to have been the usual method of ordering the payment of salaries and annuities to royal officials, servants and other dependents. As they were used for regular payments they are much briefer than the orders which were given for specific, stated purposes.


  • Creation: 1616-23

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1309-1311

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom