Charter of Lacock Abbey

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Charter of Lacock Abbey

Ela, Abbess of Lacock, to Alfred the Smith, burgage (in Lacock?) for 15d a year.  Sealed with Abbey seal.

Ela Longspee, was the Countess of Salisbury, founded Lacock Abbey in 1232 and died (or certainly no longer Abbess) in 1257.

One of the oldest documents in the collection from the founder of the Abbey, Ela.

Ela's Seal