Matthew Payne

Matthew Payne is Keeper of the Muniments at Westminster Abbey. He was formerly a Senior Archivist at London Metropolitan Archives, where, among other things, he instigated the Great Parchment Book project. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and has published widely on a range of subjects.


Great Parchment Book Project



The Great Parchment Book of the Honourable The Irish Society is a major survey, compiled in 1639 by a Commission instituted by Charles I, of all the estates in Derry, Northern Ireland, managed by the City of London through the Irish Society and the London livery companies.

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