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[GUERNESEY] [CASTLE IN THE VALLEY]. Judgement... - Lot 309 - Ader
[GUERNESEY] [CASTLE IN THE VALLEY]. Judgement of seneschal Denis Le Marchant, on behalf of the court sitting at the château de St-Michel du Valle in favour of the debt of John Le Peley to John de Caubo due to an inheritance In French, charter on parchment, brown ink, analyses on the back Seal of red wax on parchment tail; text partly erased on the left side of the document France, Guernsey, 28 or 29 February 1453 Dimensions : 85 x 245 mm Medieval documents copied on the Island of Guernsey are extremely rare. Château du Valle, formerly known as "Château Saint-Michel", is a medieval fortress that dominates the north-eastern part of the Isle of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The document refers here to the "parouesse et clos de saint Michel du Valle". Denis Le Marchant is known as Lieutenant Bailiff of the Court and later Seneschal of Saint-Michel du Valle (on the Le Marchant family of lieutenants, bailiffs and seneschals of Guernsey, see W. Berry, The History of the Island of Guernsey (1815), p. 337).
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