| Documents Relating to Matlock & Matlock Bath
|Documents from the Middle Ages
Matlock Charters and Early Deeds
Extracted from "Derbyshire Charters in Public
and Private Libraries and Muniment Rooms."
Compiled by Isaac Herbert Jeayes pub. London (1906) Bemrose & Sons
Ltd., 4 Snow Hill, E.C. and Derby
Matlock | Chesterfield | Litchurch | Snitterton | Wakebridge
Additional deeds naming the de MATLOCKS,
but not relating to Matlock itself
|(MATHLAC, MATLOK, MATLOKE, MATLOKKE, MATTELOCKE, MATTLOK, MATTLOKE)
|CONFIRMATION by Henry III. to Stephen de
Sedgrave of the grant made to him by William de Ferrariis, Earl
of Derby, in Mathlac [Matlock]. Dat. 2 Nov. anno 18  (Berkeley
|LETTERS patent declaring that Matlock, Underwood,
and Bradley shall be deemed members of the manors of Ashbourne
and Wirksworth, and the wapentake of Wirksworth, notwithstanding
the non-specification thereof in the charter of the King, granted
to Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, the said manor and hundred in
exchange for the castles and counties of Cardigan and Carmarthen
; saving to the said earl all other the members and appurtenances
of the premises, although not specified either in the aforesaid
charter or in the present letters patent. Dat. Westminster,
10 June, 1280. (D. of L.)
|GRANT, in tail, from William de Matlok, clerk,
to Robert fil. Walteri de Sewardsithe, and Emma his wife, in
free marriage, of the moiety of his chief messuage and lands
in Matloke. Witn. Ranulph de Sniterton, John de Sutton, Rob.
de Mackeworth, etc. Dat. F. of St. Leonard [Nov 6], 19 Edw.
III.  (Woll. i. 8)
|GRANT from Richard fil. Gilberti de Wednisleye
of Matlok to William his son, of 8s. yearly rent from lands,
etc., which Robert le Whilwright, Emma his wife, and Thomas
fil. Sim. de Hethcote held from him in Matlok. Witn. Thomas
le Myners, John de Sutton, Henry Bygge, etc. Dat. Easter Day
[12 Apr.], Edw. III. . (Woll. i. 6)
|RELEASE from Roger de Wednesleye to William
fil. Ricardi fil. Gilberti de Matlok of lands which were John
Alkok's in Matlock. Witn. Henry Bygge, Nicholas Tybbesone, Henry
le Wodewarde, etc. Dat. S. a. Michaelmas Day [29 Sept.], 23
Edw. III  (Woll. i. 7)
|LICENCE to the Bishop of Lincoln, Richard
Earl of Arundel, Robert de la Mare, and others, to grant to
John, Earl of Lancaster and Richmond, and Blanche his wife,
the castle and park at Bolingbrook, the knight's fees and advowsons
of churches, abbeys, and other religious houses pertaining to
the castle and soke (with the exception of the manor, town,
and soke of Bolingbrook, and the manors of Sutton, Thoresby,
Waith, and Ingoldmells); the castle, town, manor and honor of
Tutbury, the towns of Scropton, Marchington, Challengewood,
Uttoxeter, Agardsley, and Newburgh, the hundred of Higham Ferrers,
the manors of Higham Ferrers, Rushden, and Raunds, and the towns
of Matlock, Brassington, and Hartington, to hold to them and
the heirs of their bodies for ever, with remainder of the right
heirs of Henry, Duke of Lancaster. Dat. Westminster, 18 Nov.,
1361. (D. of L.)
|RELEASE from John Heyle of Bontsale and Matilda
his wife to John Hemmynge of Brampton and Matilda his wife of
all their lands, etc., in the town and fields of Matlok. Witn.
Henry Mapulton, vicar of Bontsale, Henry Matlok, John Flynt,
etc. Dat. M. a. Nt. of St. John B. [24 June], 7 Hen. V. 
|RELEASE from Ralph Leche, John Saucheverelle,
John Rollesley, esquires, and John Yve of Chaddesdene, chaplain,
to Henry Matloke, of lands in Matlock and Hathersagge, co. Derby.
Witn. John Cursoun, esq., Henry de la Role, esq., John Rollesley,
jun., etc. Dat. Snytertone, 20 June, 30 Hen. VI. . (Woll.
|EXTRACT from view of frank-pledge of the
manor of Matlok, held at Wirk[sworth], on W. b. F. of St. Luke
[18 Oct], 13 Edw. IV. , of the receipt of Richard Held,
brother of Thrust' [Thurstan] Held, and heir to Edward Held,
son of the said Thurstan, of a cottage and fourteen acres of
land within the manor. (Woll. iii. 16)
|SIMILAR extract of a court of the same manor
held at Wirkysworth, Tu. b. F. of St. Andrew [30 Nov], 2 Hen.
VII. , by Sir John Savage, steward, wherein Ralph Saucheverall,
esq., surrenders a cottage and lands in Matloke to the use of
Sir William Bowne. (Woll. iii. 17)
|BOND by William Tagge of Matlocke, John Alsop
of Hoknaston and Ralph Gell of Carsyngton, yeomen, to Richard
Wigley of Mydelton, in £30, to observe covenants. Dat. 15 Dec.,
25 Hen. VIII. . (Woll. xi.72)
|POWER of attorney from John Hemmyngwey to
Issabella Otys, widow, kinswoman and heir of Henry Mattloke,
to Ralph Gell and Anthony Cley* of Mattloke, to deliver seisen
to William Tagge of lands in Mattloke. Dat. 20 June, 26 Hen.
VIII. . (Woll. xi. 72)
*Note: Jeayes gives Clay but County Hall LHL catalogue gives
OLEY [i.e. WOLLEY variant] which is believed to be be correct
|EXEMPLIFICATION of a recovery in the Common
Pleas by Ralph Gell and William Glosop, against Richard Wygley,
of a messuage and land in Matlok. Dat. Westm., 11 July, 28 Hen.
VIII . (Woll. xi. 72)
|SALE, for 20 marks, by Wylliam Tagg of Mattloke,
gent., to John Wyggeley of Meddletone, yeoman, of lands in Mattlok.
Dat. 3 Sep., 32 Hen. VIII.  (Woll. xi. 70)
|SALE by William Tagg of Mattlok, co. Derby,
to John Wyggely of Middleton, of lands in Mattlok. Witn. Ralph
Gell of Karsyngton, John Allsope of Hoknaston, William Wygely
of Workesworth, etc. Dat. 20 Dec., 32 Hen. VIII.  (Woll.
|EXTRACT from View of Frank-pledge of the
same manor held at Wyrkisworth, of the same manor held at Wyrkisworth,
8 Oct., 35 Hen. VIII. , Thurstan Wodcok being Steward,
wherein William Bowne receives a cottage and lands in Matlock
on the death of Henry Bowne, his father. (Woll. iii. 18)
|NOTE of an attestation made by Robert Fogge.
of the Bouhwod, in Matlock, yeoman, aged 86, before Jemys Launne
of Cromfort, Rycard Abell of the same, and William Fogge, of
the payment of the chief rent in the Brouniswodes to Thomas
Polle, etc., Lords of Whakebrig, "in rest and pesse wythe
oute troubell" during 66 years. Dat. 9 Apr., 35 Hen. VIII.
 (Woll. xi. 8)
|EXEMPLIFICATION in the Court of Common Pleas
of the decision of William Shelley, knt., and Henry Bradshawe,
Attorney-General, at an Assize held at Derby, Hilary Term, 37
Hen. VIII. , in a suit between German Pole, gent., Anthony
Els, and Henry Buntyng, on the one part, and Thomas Alsop, on
the other part, whereby the said Thomas recovered damages against
them for the illegal seizure of his cattle at Matlokke. Dat.
Westm., 26 Jan., Hen. VIII. . (Woll. xi. 32)
|(p.107) Only Matlock references abstracted.
|FINE from Godfrey
Foljambe to Humphrey Roe of a hundred messuages, etc. in Chesterfelde,
Newbold, Langley, Wyngarworth, Thawthwyk [? Swathwick, nr. Wingerworth],
Beley, Bradwey, Byrchett, Greenhyll, Norton, Ounston, Somerlees,
Draunfeld, Haston [Coal Aston], Hanley, Woodhall, Ekyngton,
Begnton, Derby, Norton Leys, Wurkysworth, Bonsall, Over Haddon,
Arney, Hawpe, Castleton, Brampton, Tapton, Wyttyngton, Bremyngton,
and Matlok, co. Derby. Dat. Martinmas Term, 33 Hen. VIII 
(Woll. ii. 71)
| LITCHURCH (LUTCHURCH)
|(p.191) Only Matlock references abstracted.
|LIST of freeholders owing suit at the court
of Lutchurch. On the back is a rough draft of a grant to Thomas
Pole of Wakbrigge to Ralph Pole, his son and heir apparent,
of land in Boghwode, in the territory of Matlock. Sixteenth
century. (Woll. xi. II)
|GRANT from Dom. Gerard de Suttone, miles,
to William de Aldewerk of a selion of land lying between the
lands of Dom. Robert de Marcham and Ralph fil. Gilberti de Snuterton
at the west of the vill, in exchange for as much land in Snuterton
lying near land of Dunyig de Snuterton. Witn. Robert de Marcham,
Ralph de Rerisby, Robert de Wendisleye a, Henry de Matlac. Temp.
Hen. III. (Woll. x.4)
|(p.314) Only Matlock references abstracted.
|EXTENTS of the lands and tenements of Rauf
Pole of Wakbrug, in Wakbrug, Matloke, Tannesley, and Heegge.
Dat. 6 May, 2 Ric III. . (Woll. xi. 15-17)
|EXTENT of the lands of John Pole of Wakbrygge
in Wakbrygge, Matloke, and Tannysley, 6 June, 1 Hen. VIII. .
(Woll. xi. 18)
| Additional deeds naming the de MATLOCKS, but not relating to Matlock itself
|CONFIRMATION by Robert fil. Tholi to Sewall
de Mungei of the tenement in "Winnedona," which his
father and Serlo, his elder brother, held from the said Robert.
Late twelfth century. (Woll. ix. 2)
[Latin] ... His testibus ... Henrico de Matlag ...
|POWER of attorney from Thomas Meverell, esq.,
to Henry Matlok and Alexander Fallus, to enter the manors of
Throwsley [Throwley] and Frodeswalle [Fradswell], co. Staff.,
and his lands in Boterton [Butterton] and Stanshope in the same
county, and his manor of Tyddeswalle and lands in Spondon, and
half his manor of Stapley, co. Chest., and all the estates in
the said counties which belong to his father Sampson Meverell,
miles, and to deliver seisin of the same to Thomas Taillour,
vicar of Tyddeswall, and Richard Blaklach, chaplain. Dat. Throwley,
10 Sept., 13 Edw. IV.  (Add. 27513)
Add - Additional Charters, British Museum
Berkeley - Deeds at Berkeley Castle (from the printed catalogue edited
by I H Jeayes)
D. of L. - Duchy of Lancaster (Taken from the Thirty-fifth Report
of the Public Records, Appendix I)
Foljambe - Deeds of the Right Hon. F. J. S. Foljambe, of Osberton
Woll. - The Wolley Manuscripts (These
papers are now held at the British
Researched and typed by Ann Andrews and intended for personal use