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This page is an example of one of the beautifully written texts that can be found in the documents.

We will never know who wrote them without any tangible links, but it is possible that somewhere, from other records, this person could be given a name.
It is most likely they lived in the Blackburn area.

Note that the brown stain showing through the paper is caused by the leaching of the components of Iron Gall Ink.
Where the pages have been pressed together, this staining has been transferred across.

Was this due to the pages living in a steamy hot condition in the kitchens, or was it the passage of time?