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A single parchment sheet, dated 14 February 1587.  A certificate of non-distraint (exemption from having property seized for non-payment of taxes) for residents of the borough of Southwark relating to the second payment of the subsidy granted to Elizabeth I in 1585.  The document lists the names of the various individuals from whom the collectors had failed to collect the assessed contribution, or to distrain goods to the relevant value, together with the sums involved.  Further details

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