Godfrey-Faussett Family Receipts

17th century to early 19th century
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Godfrey-Faussett Family Receipts
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Culinary and medical receipts, with a few household and veterinary, on 145 loose sheets, in assorted hands, several attributed to named individuals, from the Godfrey and Fausset families.
ff. 1-64 culinary/household
ff. 65- 145 medical
Some items dated - 1691 "Lady Allin's Water" f. 78; "Dcotor Uptons Receipt for the Itch", 1721, f. 128; "ffor a Cancer in the breast", with letter to "Dear Cousin" from J Bromfield (whose name appears on several receipts), 1707
"To prevent miscar[y]ing' f. 86; "A certain cure for any Gaul of a Horse, allways used by Jockeys", f. 113

Includes family tree, with copies of portraits of individuals and pictures of Heppington House.

f. 127 Contains Dockwra stamp used by London’s penny post system in the 1680s. The words along the triangular postmark’s border read: ‘PENY POST PAYD’, whilst the middle of the triangle contains the letters ‘P FR’, denoting the area of St Paul’s where this particular post office was located, and Friday as the day of postage. This specific postage mark was used between July 1681 and July 1682. Additional information on the Dockwra stamp provided by Dr Lucy Havard.


17th century to early 19th century

Physical description

1 folder

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Accession number

  • 1664