Day three of this Jewish OTD based on original documents, and the third acknowledgement of debt – an acknowledgement a day keeps the doctor away! Todays comes from Westminster Abbey Muniments and is an acknowledgement by Stephen Maulovel of Rampton of a debt of £94 and 1 mark (13s 6d) to Benedict of London, a Jew of Lincoln. This was an unusually large transaction given that the average size of an acknowledgement in Westminster Abbey Muniments is under £5. Additionally, it is unusual that instalments of repayment are stated (although this is congruous with the size of the debt) for the following two years, when the average duration of a debt was well under a year.
Medieval Jewish Documents in Westminster Abbey, ed. Ann Causton (London, 2007), pp. 68-69: WAM 9100.