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Wymund de Brandon 1279

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Neil

Neil Report 8 Apr 2013 19:11

I have found a personal seal of a chap called Wymond de Brandon. He is mentioned in the Patent Rolls or Edward I of January 1279 as an attorney of the Abbott of Preaux Abbey, a Benedictine Abbey in France. But now I am stuck. Can any one suggest a way forward? I have drawn a blank at the National Archives in Kew and with History online.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Apr 2013 20:18

You could try the Benedictine route, if you can find a contact for them.

Although I've had a look on t'internet, there doesn't *appear* to be a headquarters in Rome where you'd expect one to be.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 9 Apr 2013 13:27

Hello Neil and welcome to the Community Boards.

Why not contact Ampleforth Abbey to see if they can help you? They may, at least, be able to point you in the right direction. Good luck. Cx



Neil

Neil Report 9 Apr 2013 13:54

Thanks for the pointers you two. I did try a museum near Preaux but got no reply. The Benedictine route is a great idea, especially Ampleforth. And an extra thank you to Cynthia for such a detailed set of instructions. Very much appreciated. I will post any positive outcomes.

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 10 Apr 2013 04:21

You say found - it is so interesting - would be wonderful to have something so old - have you checked if it has historicallyor monetary value.

;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

Neil

Neil Report 12 Apr 2013 12:46

Yes Sue, I found the silver seal matrix with my metal detector. It is now at the British Museum awaiting a coronor's inquest. Apparently the Oxfordshire Museum wish to acquire it under the Treasure Act. An antiquity dealer has valued it at £6000, but I doubt the museum will pay that much.

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 12 Apr 2013 15:41

Neil
How wonderful and so exciting - if it is not secret where did you find it.

Neil

Neil Report 12 Apr 2013 17:08

Near Didcot, Oxfordshire