Geffrey Tompson land grant
Scope and Contents
This collection contains an English land grant written on parchment and dated 1608. It is an agreement between the Earl of Cumberland and Geffrey Tompson, a "husbandman" of Trefield, York County, in which the Earl grants Tompson a farm from his land holdings, for a yearly rent of thirty-five shillings. The document is probably a copy, since it lacks signatures and seals.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
The title of Earl of Cumberland was created in the Peerage of England in 1525 for the 11th Baron de Clifford. Francis Clifford (1559-1641) was the 4th Earl of Cumberland and held the title from 1605 until his death in 1641. It became extinct in 1643. (Source: Wikipedia)
0.1 Cubic Feet (2 folders)
Language of Materials
Gift of Gladys Olds Anderson, 1957-11-13.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Geffrey Tompson Land Grant
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- November 1964
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.