In 1649, after the execution of Charles I, Parliament appointed
trustees to sell Crown estates. To establish the extent and value
of the estates prior to a sale, a parliamentary survey was commissioned.
Two copies of each survey were produced: one for the trustees
and the other for the Surveyor General. This survey is signed
by five of the trustees including the Surveyor General, William
- The document is written in a mixed hand.
An italic script is used in line 8 'Parliam[e]nt'.
- 'Com', in line 6, should be transcribed
here as, Com[mission]
- The first name in line 39,
is Jegon Mandeville