[ Roger Kemys of Wickwick, Elizabethan antiquary. ] Signed Autograph Note ('Roger Kemys Recever'), as receiver, at foot of acquittance for the 72s 4d part of 'Marten Flower' of the £6 19s due to Lord Berkeley for 'felons goods' & for £3 10s 0d.

Roger Kemys (d.1610) of Wickwick in Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, Elizabethan antiquary
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No place. 1600.
SKU: 20286

1p., landscape 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Six lines of text, headed by the date, signed 'Roger Kemys Recever', with two-line addition signed 'Roger Kemys'. The document records the receipt of the 72s 4d which is the part of 'Marten Flower' of the £6 19s due to Lord Berkeley 'for ye felons goods by band', and for £3 10s. Docketed on reverse. Note; Kemys's antiquarian activities are discussed in Jan Broadway's '“No Historie So Meete”: Gentry Culture and the Development of Local History in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England' (2006), where he is described as 'a prominent local gentleman and justice of the peace, who served Henry, lord Berkeley as receiver and constable of Berkeley castle'.