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Court roll of manor court of Whitehall, 27 April 1525
Source: Cumbria Record Office, Whitehaven, D/Lec/299/1/1/22: court roll, Percy manors, Cumberland, 1525
Transcript and translation:
Qui dicunt super sacrum quod Cuthbert Musgrave come to my lordes tennauntz that did grave turves uppon my Lordes more above Ayktoncloshed & dishringit tham to grave ony mo turves thare and tuk thaym sueret by thar handes that thay shuld answer hym when he callid uppon tham.
Item thay say that Henry Stamper haitt improvit & takyn upe a Closse in comon afore the said tennauntz frontez of thar ten[emen]tes & thar comon nosans.
Item thay say that Ric' Person late tennaunt to my Lord of the third parte of the Whit hall is <departyt to the mercy of god> & awith my Lord the second best b[east] a [blank] for haryeld
Whitehall, near Aspatria, was a small manor which was in the hands of the earl of Northumberland in the fifteenth century. The brief record of the court at Whitehall consists of:
This is an early case of presentments being recorded in the vernacular: the use of English in court rolls spread across the 16th century, particularly from the 1540s.
Follow this link for further advice on how to interpret the various elements of a typical manor court book and/or court roll, including the preamble, jury, call list and general court business: Interpreting the record of a manor court.
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