England and Wales. Sovereign (1603-1625 : James I)
Latin deed consisting of 52 lines in chancery hand, regranting the lands of the late William Rogers in England and Wales to his son of the same name. The great seal of James I in high relief (150 mm. in diameter) is the second state of the seal designed by Charles Anthony in 1603.
Acquired through the Kenyon Law Starling Fund.
In this document James I (1566-1625) re-grants lands in England and Wales of William Rogers, deceased, to Rogers' gentleman son and heir, also named William Rogers. The seal, still present, is large, intricate, and very well preserved. It was designed by the Royal Minter Charles Anthony in 1603, was used a few times by James' son Charles I (1600-1649), and was the seal held by Francis Bacon as Keeper of the Great Seal from 1617-1622. This land grant, dated 1615, is on vellum, fifty-two lines in a large chancery hand.