Copy of a Court Baron roll, containing a surrender by William Draper of all his messuages, lands, tenements, etc., to the uses of his will. Signed by Edmund Littler, deputy steward of the manor, and dated before 17 August 1719.
Court Baron Roll, 
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 MS 442
- Dates of Creation[c 1719]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialLatin
- Physical DescriptionSingle sheet
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Court Baron was the principal type of manorial court, and was the court of the chief tenants of the manor. It was responsible for the internal regulation of local affairs within the manor, and was attended by all those free tenants whose attendance at court was a condition of their tenure, and by customary tenants. Customary tenants held land by an agreement made at the manor court which was entered on its roll, a 'copy' of which was his regarded as proof of title.
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On permanent loan from the British Records Association (B.R.A.833).
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
4¾" x 14"
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.