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The Nineteenth Century:
Manorial Records, Extracts from 1851
A sample of what is available in the Manorial Records
- 2 Jan 1851
William MELLOWS and Elizabeth of Carburton, farmer, paid £330 to
Peter ARKWRIGHT of Willersley for two parcels of land situate
in Matlock 4a 31p (with piece freehold) now called the Hen Lands
late in the occupation of John WRIGHT but now of Timothy SPENCER
- 24 Jan 1851
To this Court came George WALTON of Matlock, cordwainer £120
(in full of All principal and interest monies now due owing
to him under or by virtue of acertain conditional surrender
of the copyhold hereditaments hereinafter described made at
a Great Court Baron held in and for this Manor 7 May 1841 by
George EATON of Matlock miner, Daniel BRAILSFORD n of Macclesfield,
staymaker, and Grace his wife (since deceased) John BRAILSFORD
then of Macclesfield now of Matlock, labourer Septimus BRAILSFORD
then of Macclesfield now of Matlock, book keeper and Job BRAILSFORD
calico weaver since deceased, surrendered all those two copyhold
messuages or dwelling houses with the stable gardens and appurtenances
and being at or near Matlock Green formerly in the occupation
of Samuel WARD and Thomas ROOSE, late of the said Thomas ROOSE
and -- TURNER, since of the said Thomas ROOSE and Herbert ROBINSON
but now of John HOLMES and the said John BRAILSFORD and Septimus
BRAILSFORD, and also all that other dwellinghouse adjoining to
the before mentioned premises late in the occupation of Widow
COOK afterwards of Adam BUNTING but now of Stephen WOODING which
are held as of the Lord of the Manor as one entire tenement at
the yearly rate of 1/- and also all the copyhold house (now converted)
into two dwellings and garden situate Matlock Green late in the
occupation of John WALKER and Thomas COOMBS, afterwards of William
BUNTING and -----, and now of William BUNTING and George DICKENS
held by the Lord of the Manor as another entire tenement at the
yearly rent of 1/- .and also all the copyhold house and garden
situate at Mullett Hill 12 perches, in possession of Job WALKER
but now of John DOBBS at a yearly rent of 1/6 to the uses of
John BRAILSFORD and Septimus BRAILSFORD.
- 7 May 1851
Court Leet and View of Frankpledge
Mr William FOX, Samuel BUNTING, John PLATTS, George DRABBLE, James
ROPER, George ROBINSON, George DAVIS, Leonard BUNTING, Benjamin
FROGGATT, Isaac STATHAM, Joshua GREATOREX, George KING
We the above named jurors find and present that Mary Ann the wife
of Job SPENCER late of Matlock, farmer deceased, heretofore a copyhold
tenant or customary tenant died before this court seized of a copyhold
messuage or tenement with the garden, barn and other hereditaments
belonging situate on Matlock Bank and now in the occupation of
Mary TWYFORD, and we present James SPENCER of the Ford parish of
North Wingfield, farmer, is the eldest son and heir at law of the
said Mary Ann SPENCER and is now entitled to the said premises
and of full age.
We also find Henry KNOWLES late of Snitterton yeoman, died siezed
of a close situate within this manor called or known by the Gill
Field, (now in two parts) 5a 30p. In his Will dated 24 Nov 1848
he gave ten pounds to each of his children Catherine BODEN, George
KNOWLES, Adam KNOWLES, Esther WALKER, Mary ROWE and five pounds
to his grandson Job KNOWLES, rest of his estate to his son Edwin
KNOWLES who is of full age and entitled to the premises
Mike Spencer notes:
"As you can see it's a source of much genealogical detail and
often underused. Much more went on in Matlock in the Manor Court
than is listed here, and there are no fines towards those who committed
misdemeanours; they tend to be in earlier years.
The Court also appointed
Constables or Headboroughs and these are generally found in the earlier
Notices were placed in the newspapers.
Below are extracts of advertisements from 1854 and 1856.
12 April 1854.
MANORS OF MATLOCK, BONSALL, HEAGE, ALDERWASLEY. AND ASHLEYHAY,
WIRKSWORTH, AND IRETON WOOD.
NOTICE hereby GIVEN, that the COURTS
LEET and View of FRANKPLEDGE with the GREAT COURTS BARON
of the Lords of the above Manors, will be held at the times
and places following, viz:
Matlock, at the Wheatsheaf Inn, on Saturday, 6th May. ...
At Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon of the respective days above
named, when and where the Jurors and all others who owe suit
and service to the said respective Courts are required to attend
; and all persons who have business to transact at the respective
Courts Baron are requested to give a few days prior notice
Messr. Milnes and Newbold Solicitors, Matlock.
Matlock, 10th April 1845 [sic].
Derby Mercury, 10 September 1856
Matlock, at the Wheatsheaf
Inn, on Wednesday, 22nd October.
James C. Newbold, Steward of
the said Manors.
Matlock 4th September, 1856
is onsite information about the Manor of Matlock
Census of Matlock & Matlock Bath may have the families
of those mentioned
The information is given here with the kind permission of Derbyshire
Record Office, with whom copyright remains. It has been researched
and extracted by Mike Spencer, who
has also kindly given his permission.
to Contact the Derbyshire Record Office