Court Book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR2/1/8/2
  • Dates of Creation
      1658-1661
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. Book consisting of 21 folded bifolios and 2 folio sheets sewn into parchment covers formed from a redundant lease. Collation: single gathering arranged thus: pp. 1/2/87/88, 3/4/5/6, 7/8, 9/10/85/86, 11/12/83/84 etc. to 37/38/57/58, 39/40/53/54, 41/42/51/52, 43/44/49/50, 45/46/47/48, 55/56.

Scope and Content

The court book records proceedings at the regular sessions of the court held to hear pleas between parties, arranged in chronological order.

pp. 1-2: (blank).

pp. 3-5: Pleas between parties, 3 Aug 1658.

p. 6: Pleas between parties, 19 Oct 1658.

pp. 7-9: Pleas between parties, 19 Oct 1658.

pp. 10-13: Pleas between parties, 14 Dec 1658.

pp. 14-16: Pleas between parties, 1 Feb 1658/9.

p. 17: Pleas between parties, 15 Mar 1658/9.

pp. 18-19: Pleas between parties, 12 Apr 1659.

p. 19: Pleas between parties, 26 Apr 1659.

pp. 20-21: Pleas between parties, 7 Jun 1659.

pp. 22-25: Pleas between parties, 19 Jul 1659.

pp. 25-26: Pleas between parties, 25 Oct 1659.

pp. 27-29: Pleas between parties, 22 Nov 1659.

pp. 29-30: Pleas between parties, 13 Dec 1659.

pp. 31-32: Pleas between parties, 24 Jan 1659/60.

pp. 33-34: (blank).

pp. 35-38: Pleas between parties, 28 Feb 1659/60.

pp. 39-40: (blank).

pp. 41-44: Pleas between parties, 3 Apr 1660.

pp. 45-49: Pleas between parties, 1 May 1660.

pp. 50-52: Pleas between parties, 15 May 1660.

pp. 53-55: Pleas between parties, 26 Jun 1660.

pp. 56-58: Pleas between parties, 7 Aug 1660.

pp. 59-61: Pleas between parties, 18 Sep 1660.

p. 62: (blank).

pp. 63-64: Pleas between parties, 9 Oct 1660.

p. 65: List of constables for 1660.

pp. 66-68: Pleas between parties, 23 Oct 1660.

pp. 69-71: Pleas between parties, 4 Dec 1660.

pp. 72-75: Pleas between parties, 22 Jan 1660/1.

pp. 76-79: Pleas between parties, 5 Mar 1660/1.

p. 80: (blank).

pp. 81-84: Pleas between parties, 16 Apr 1661.

pp. 85-87: Pleas between parties, 7 May 1661.

p. 88: Copy order of the court leet held on 1 May 1660 that an overseer of the well at Bowdon be appointed. George Leicester jun was appointed for this year.

Covers annotated: "Barony of Dunham Massey | Records from 1658 to 1660" and "Court Booke".

Acquisition Information

Received from the Altrincham Estate Office on 14 November 1990.