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Geffrey Tompson land grant

Identifier: c-00242

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.


  • 1608

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.

Historical Note

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)

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Custodial History

Gift of Gladys Olds Anderson, 1957-11-13.

Legal Status

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
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US