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Documents of Sir Matthew Hale as an executor of John Selden

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Dep. d. 69
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Hale Family Muniments, comprising documents of Sir Matthew Hale as an executor of John Selden:

  1. (No. 1.) Appointment of John Selden, Esq. to be a Governor of the Charterhouse Hospital, 3 Dec 1645;
  2. (No. 2.) Assignment by Elisha Coysh to to John Selden of a mortgage on books and manuscripts ('the most part in the Eastern Tongues') of Christianus Ravius, a High German, except 33 books mentioned in a schedule attached to the deed, 5 Aug 1652;
  3. (No. 3.) Assignment of Jewels and plate, sums of money, goods and chattels late of John Selden Esq. in trust for Sir Matt[hew] Hale and others;
  4. (Nos. 4-5.) Accounts of Roland Jewkes, jun., for the exe[cuto]rs., 1655, 1656;
  5. (Nos. 6-9.) Rough memorandum undated of moneys and jewels ('compotus bonorum') and receipts for moneys and jewels and two boxes of deeds, 1655-1656;
  6. (No. 15.) Letter from Rachell Williamson to Sir Matt[hew] Hale, 1658;
  7. (No. 16.) Account of sums paid to William Lydall signed by Sir Matt[hew] Hales, 1659;
  8. (No. 17.) Receipt to Selden's executors for 3 books for the Archbishop of Armagh [manuscript].


  • Creation: 1645-1659, n.d.


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Language of Materials

  • English

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Dep. d. 69

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8187


Documents of Sir Matthew Hale as an executor of John Selden

Biographical / Historical

John Selden (1584-1654) was a lawyer and scholar. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Mr R.G. Sherwood Hale through the Gloucestershire County Records Officers, Apr 1954

Documents of Sir Matthew Hale as an executor of John Selden
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