Centuries old seal discovered in archive

The two seals attached to the deeds created in 1462. Picture courtesy of Essex Records Office.

The two seals attached to the deeds created in 1462. Picture courtesy of Essex Records Office.

First published in News Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A WAX seal dating back 550 years has been discovered in an archive.

Experts working at the Essex Record Office found the intricate seal attached to deeds from 1462.

The deed was given on April 5 to William Gerard, chaplain of the Joseph Elianore’s chantry in the church of St Mary-at-the-Walls the site now occupied by the Colchester Arts Centre.

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7:14pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Fnagster says...

Wish they could lose my council tax bill for 550 years!
Wish they could lose my council tax bill for 550 years! Fnagster
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