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Cely Papers: Letter SC 1/53/3: 13 April 1476: Robert Cely to George Cely

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Date: 13 Apr 1476 to 13 Apr 1476
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SC 1/53/3; The National Archives, Kew, London


Hanham Transcription

Letter #3 by Alison Hanham in The Cely Letters 1472-1488.

Malden Transcription

Paper #3 by Henry Elliot Malden in The Cely Papers 1475-1488.

Out of copyright.

(Anno lxxvj)
Welbelovyd Brother I recomaund me herttely to yow ferthermore informynge yow that the xiij day of Aprell the zeere above sayd I Robard Cely have ressayvyd of Wylliam Eston mersar of London xijli ster: to pay at Andewarpe in sencyon martte the xxiiij day of June for every nobyll of vjs viijd ster: vijs xd flemeshe and I pray yow to delyver to the sayd Wylliam Eston xijli starlynge at the same ratte takynge a byll of ys honde to paye at London the sayd xijli at a day as longe hafter the day as I toke the mony wys beffore. In wettnes herof I sette my seelle at London the xiij day of Aprell
per Robard Cely.

Addressed: A George Cely.

Malden Notes



By Nicholas Adams.

Wellbeloved brother, I recommend myself heartily to you, furthermore informing you that the 13th day of April in the year abovesaid, I Robard Cely have received from William Eston, mercer of London, £12 sterling to pay at Antwerp at the Sinksen market the 24th day of June, for every noble of 6s 8d sterling, 7s 10d Flemish, and I pray you to deliver to the said Wylliam Eston £12 sterling at the same rate, taking a bill from his hand to pay at London the said £12 at a day as long after ‘the day’ as I took the money up before. In witness hereof I set my seal at London the 13th day of April.
By Robard Cely.

Dorse: To George Cely.


This is a note for a double exchange, one in Antwerp, the other in London, which is effectively a short term loan with no interest. The advantage for both parties is the purchase of the other currency.
Sencyon marte: Sinksen market. A merket held in Antwerp at Whitsun.

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