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Exemplification of a fine between William Shakespeare, plaintiff, and William Underhill, gentleman, deforciant, of one messuage [New Place] two barns and two gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon
May 4,
1597

ER27/4a

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Document-specific information
Title: New Place fine
Date: May 4, 1597
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: ER27/4a

Item Title
New Place fine
Item Date
May 4, 1597
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
ER27/4a

Institution Rights and Document Citation

Reproduced by permission of Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Terms of use
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has graciously contributed images under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommerical ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Visitors may download, link to and cite the images for personal research only. Any further use, including, but not limited to, unauthorized downloading or distribution of the images, commercial or third party use, is strictly prohibited. Visitors must contact the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to request additional use, at: images.scla@shakespeare.org.uk

Document-specific information
Title: New Place fine
Date: May 4, 1597
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: ER27/4a

For further details about the 1597 exemplification, see the general essay for Shakespeare's purchase of New Place.

Semi-diplomatic transcription

Elizabeth dei gratia Anglie ffrancie & hibernie Regina fidei Defensoris &c Omnibus ad quos presentes

littere nostre peruenerint Salutem Sciatis quod inter recorda ac pedes finium cum proclamationibus inde factis Secundum formam Statuti

in huiusmodi Casu nuper editi & prouisi coram Iusticiariis nostris de Banco apud Westmonasterium De termino Pasche Anno regni nostri

Tricesimo nono Continetur sic Warr’ Hec est finalis Concordia facta in Curia Domine Regine apud

Westmonasterium a die Pasche in quinque Septimanas Anno regnorum Elizabeth dei gratia Anglie ffrancie & hibernie Regine

fidei Defensoris &c a conquestu tricesimo nono coram Edmundo Anderson Thoma Walmysley ffrancisco Beaumont &

Thoma Owen Iusticiariis & aliis Domine Regine fidelibus tunc ibi presentibus Inter Willelmum Shakespeare querentem et Willelmum Vnderhill

Generosum deforcientem de vno mesuagio duobus horreis & duobus gardinis cum pertinentiis in Stratford super Avon Vnde Placitum

conuencionis summonitum fuit inter eos in eadem Curia Scilicet quod predictus Willelmus Vnderhill recognovit predicta tenementa cum pertinentiis esse Ius ipsius

Willelmi Shakespeare vt illa que idem Willelmus habet de dono predicti Willelmi Vnderhill Et illa remisit & quietumclamavit

de se & heredibus suis predicto Willelmo Shakespeare & heredibus suis Imperpetuum Et preterea idem Willelmus Vnderhill concessit pro se &

heredibus suis quod ipsi Warantizabunt predicto Willelmo Shakespeare & heredibus suis predicta tenementa cum pertinentiis Imperpetuum Et pro hac recognitione

remissione quietaclamantia Warantia fine & Concordia idem Willelmus Shakespeare dedit predicto Willelmo Vnderhill Sexaginta

libras Sterlingorum In Cuius rei Testimonium Sigillum nostrum ad Brevia in Banco predicto Sigillandum deputatum presentibus

apponi fecimus Teste Edmundo Anderson apud Westmonasterium iiijo die Maii Anno regni nostri supradicto

Crompton

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