Medieval Quittance for Jehan de Vendomois, Manuscript on Parchment, 1380
Medieval Quittance for Jehan de Vendomois, Manuscript on Parchment, 1380
Medieval Quittance for Jehan de Vendomois, Manuscript on Parchment, 1380
Medieval Quittance for Jehan de Vendomois, Manuscript on Parchment, 1380
Medieval Quittance for Jehan de Vendomois, Manuscript on Parchment, 1380

Medieval Quittance for Jehan de Vendomois, Manuscript on Parchment, 1380

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Title: Medieval Quittance for Jehan de Vendomois, Manuscript on Parchment, 1380
Condition: Very Good

A medieval manuscript from France, handwritten on parchment, and produced in the year 1380, during the reign of Pope Urban VI. The manuscript is a quittance relating to the knight Jehan de Vendomois, and his admission in receiving the sum of one hundred and seventy livre tournois from Jehan Le Flament, adviser to King Charles VI of France, and Charles, Duke of Orleans.

The Vendomois family line, who have no kinship with the counts of Vendome, were based within the stronghold of Ourne, which is in the town of Flee (Sarthe), right bank of Dinan. It is one of the 182 holdings originally founded by Aldric, bishop of Le Mans, around 839. At the beginning of the 14th century, Ourne belonged to the House of Bueil, hence the presence of this name on this receipt. The stronghold passed to the Vendomois family by marriage with Jehan inheriting it in 1392. This particular stronghold would have an active part in the Hundred Years War, led by Charles VI.

Below is the rough transcript: Know everything that I, Jehan de Vendomois, knight, confess to having had and received from Jehan Le Flament, Treasurer of the Wars of the King Our Sire, the sum of one hundred and seventy livre tournois on loan on pledges of another of our knights and ten squires of our company… in these present wars of the King our said Lord in this country of Brittany, in the company and under the government of Messire de Bueil, knight, of which sum of 170 livre tournois we hold you contented and well paid. Given for memory on the 18th day of January of the year 1380.

One manuscript on parchment, 7 x 20 cm

On note of condition, this manuscript is in very good shape, with some old staining to the rear, and the text still clearly legible, save for at the far right side where it is slightly worn down.