11. Manorial Records

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This chapter explains briefly how the manorial system worked and the type of records you can expect to find, assuming, of course, that they have survived – many have.  Although the idea of a manor makes us think of times long past, manorial records can even exist for the 20th century.  The manorial court records not only give an insight into how our ancestors behaved, the property records can demonstrate how property was inherited over the generations, giving us evidence of early inheritance.

The chapter includes:

  • A brief explanation of the manor, its people and customs
  • Different types of land occupation
  • Types of documents you might find and the details therin
  • Court records
  • Records of tenants
  • Where to find manorial documents

Index to Chapter 11:

 

Abloads………………………………………………………. 5

account rolls……………………………………………….. 6

admissions…………………………………………………. 6

affeeror………………………………………………………… 3

ale-taster……………………………………………………… 3

Ashley……………………………………………………….. 10

Badgeworth………………………………………. 2, 5, 17

BAGHOTT………………………………………………… 14

bailiff……………………………………………………………. 3

beating the bounds…………………………………… 13

BELCHER……………………………………………………. 7

bondman…………………………………………………….. 3

bordar………………………………………………………….. 3

Borough English………………………………………… 4

BOYCE………………………………………………………… 9

BRIGHT………………………………………………………. 7

call books…………………………………………………….. 6

call roll………………………………………………………… 8

Charlton Kings…………………………………………. 10

Cheltenham………………………………………….. 6, 18

Commonwealth…………………………………………. 5

COMPTON…………………………………………. 12, 13

conner………………………………………………………….. 3

constable……………………………………………………… 3

COOK………………………………………………………… 11

COOPER……………………………………………………… 7

copyholder………………………………. 3, 4, 8, 13, 17

cottar……………………………………………………………. 3

county history…………………………………………… 18

court…………………………………………………………….. 3

Court Leet……………………………………………………. 6

court rolls………………………………………………… 4, 6

COWCHER……………………………………………….. 12

Cowley…………………………………….. 7, 8, 9, 11, 15

customary court……………………………………….. 11

customs…………………………………………………….. 11

custumal…………………………………………. 6, 13, 14

Domesday Book…………………………………………. 2

Dowdeswell…………………………………………. 7, 11

DREW……………………………………………………….. 13

EMRY………………………………………………………… 11

essoigns………………………………………………………. 6

estreat rolls………………………………………………….. 6

extents…………………………………………………………. 6

fealty………………………………………………………….. 10

FEILD…………………………………………………………… 7

FLETCHER…………………………………………………. 7

frankpledge…………………………………………………. 3

freeholder………………………………………….. 3, 4, 17

Gloucester…………………………………………….. 2, 12

GWINNETT……………………………………………. 6, 8

Hartpury…………………………………………………… 13

hayward……………………………………………………… 3

heriot……………………………………………………… 8, 14

HIBBERD…………………………………………………….. 8

homage……………………………………………………….. 6

INGRAM…………………………………………………….. 7

Inquisitiones Post Mortem………………………… 8

JAMES…………………………………………………………. 7

JONES……………………………………………………….. 14

Kemble……………………………………………………… 14

Latin…………………………………………………………….. 5

leaseholder………………………………………… 3, 4, 17

Lord of the Manor…………………………………… 2, 5

Maisemore……………………………………………….. 13

Manorial Documents Register………………….. 5

manorial system………………………………………… 2

maps……………………………………………………… 6, 13

Morwent’s End………………………………………… 13

National Archives……………………………………… 5

oath of fealty……………………………………………… 10

offences……………………………………………………….. 6

officers…………………………………………………………. 6

OKEY…………………………………………………………… 7

Painswick…………………………………………………. 16

parish………………………………………………………….. 2

PARSONS…………………………………………………… 7

perambulations………………………………………… 13

pinder………………………………………………………….. 3

pinfold…………………………………………………………. 3

pounder………………………………………………………. 3

presentments………………………………………………. 6

PRICE………………………………………………………… 12

RANDLE…………………………………………………… 12

reeve………………………………………………………. 3, 16

rentals……………………………………………… 6, 13, 16

resiants……………………………………………………… 17

ROGERS………………………………………………… 8, 11

SANDERSON…………………………………………… 11

Sandhurst…………………………………………………… 5

Sheepscombe…………………………………………… 16

SHERBORNE……………………………………………… 6

SMITH…………………………………………………………. 7

South Cerney……………………………………………. 10

steward……………………………………………………. 2, 3

Stockwell……………………………………………………. 9

suit roll………………………………………………………… 8

surveys………………………………………………….. 6, 13

tenant-at-will………………………………………………. 3

terrier…………………………………………. 6, 13, 14, 15

THORNE…………………………………………………… 11

tithingman………………………………………………….. 3

TRINDER……………………………………………………. 7

TUFFLEIGH………………………………………………… 7

TYTHER……………………………………………………. 12

verdict………………………………………………………….. 6

Victoria County History…………………………….. 18

villein………………………………………………………. 3, 4

Woodhams Greene…………………………………. 13