A single parchment sheet, a certificate of non-distraint (inability to seize property for non-payment of taxes).
This certificate relates to the subsidy granted to Philip and Mary in February 1558, and payable by 24 June that year.
The document is damaged in such a way that all the original dating information except the regnal year of 5 and 6 Philip and
Mary has perished.
But that information is enough to determine that the certificate must have been drawn up sometime between the beginning of
Philip's fifth year on 25 July 1558 and Mary's death on 17 November 1558.
The collectors certify they have been unable to collect the assessed sums from those named in the document,
or to distrain goods to the relevant value.