DCD Misc. Ch. 229

Final concord, 13 October 1332

A typical example of the portion retained by querent or plaintiff, the other, indented down the left-hand edge, being retained by the other party, while the foot abutting the other two along one side was preserved by the royal court, see DCM 4.16.Spec.45b, and 1.4.Spec.95. The document records the final concord made in the king's court at Westminster on a specified date before named justices of the king and others between Thomas of Bamburgh clerk the plaintiff and Thomas Beaupountes defendant concerning specified property in Bamburgh over which a plea of settlement was summoned in the same court, namely that Beaupount recognized that the tenement was the right of Bamburgh, quit-claimed it to him and conceded warranty, 'Et pro hac recognicione remissione quietaclamacio. warantia. fine et concordia; idem Thomas de Baumburgh- dedit predicto Thome Beaupountes viginti Marcas argenti [£13 6s. 8d.]' [view]. There is no sealing clause, but there is a single horizontal slit near the bottom, which could have served as the lower of the two required for the insertion of a sealing tag through a turn-up. The various formulae for such documents that had developed by the Tudor period are set out in Meakins (1945) pp. 43-48.
The presence of the document in the cathedral archive, with a late medieval endorsement 'Baumburgh-', remains to be explained.