Henry VII

Portrait of Henry VII holding a Tudor Rose and wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece, dated 1505, attributed to Michel Sittow

A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Volume 3 Year published:1900 Author: H. C. Maxwell Lyte (editor) Surrey

C. 3273. Grant by Thomas, earl of Ormond, to Reginald_Bray, knight, of the lordships or manors of Shire and Vachary in Craneley parish, for his life, reserving the advowson of Shire church and the right of entry into Vachary park to hunt, with easement for the said earl, his servants and horses when staying within the lordship of Shire; Reginald providing a chaplain called 'a chauntry prest' to officiate in the chapel of Vachary manor; with letter of attorney authorising John Westbroke to deliver seisin.

28 January 1457, 1st year of reign Henry VII. Seal.


Seisin (also spelled seizin) is the possession of such an estate in land as was anciently thought worthy to be held by a free man.[1] As ownership and possession of land was paramount in the Middle Ages, seisin approximates modern "freehold" ownership of land,[2] or the right to immediate possession


  1. ^ Williams, On Seisin, p. 2.
  2. ^ Deshong v. Deshong, 186 Pa. 227, 40 A.402.

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