Court Book

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  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR2/1/7/1
  • Dates of Creation
      1669-1681
  • Language of Material
      Language: headings are in Latin , while the business of the court is recorded in English .
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. Book consisting of 22 folded bifolio sheets sewn into irregularly-shaped parchment covers. Pinned to bifolio 6 (pp. 21/22/25/26) was a small sheet (pp. 23/24); pinned to bifolio 10 (pp. 39/40/43/44) was a small sheet (pp. 41/42); pinned to bifolio 11 (pp. 45/46/49/50) was a small sheet (pp. 47/48); pinned to bifolio 13 (pp. 55/56/59/60) was a small sheet (pp. 57/58); pinned to bifolio 14 (pp. 61/62/65/66) was a small sheet (pp. 63/64); pinned to bifolio 19 (pp. 83/84/87/88) was a small sheet (pp. 85/86); pinned to bifolio 20 (pp. 89/90/93/94) was a small sheet (pp. 91/92); pinned to bifolio 21 (pp. 95/96/99/100) was a small sheet (pp. 97/98).

Scope and Content

The court book records proceedings at sessions of the court leet and view of frankpledge for the barony of Dunham Massey, for the grand inquest for Hale, arranged in chronological order. The book also contains occasional lists of defaulters for non-appearance.

pp. 1-3: Grand inquest for Hale, 19 Oct 1669.

p. 4: (blank).

pp. 5-7: Grand inquest for Hale, 11 Oct 1670.

p. 8: (blank).

pp. 9 & 11: Grand inquest for Hale, 25 Apr 1671.

pp. 10 & 12: (blank except for annotation on p. 12).

pp. 13-15: Grand inquest for Hale, 10 Oct 1671.

p. 16: (blank).

pp. 17-18: Grand inquest for Hale, 9 Apr 1672.

pp. 19-20: (blank except for annotation on p. 20).

pp. 21-22 & 25: Grand inquest for Hale, 15 Oct 1672.

p. 23: Presentment by the bylawmen of Hale.

pp. 24 & 26: (blank).

pp. 27-29: Grand inquest for Hale, 1 Apr 1673.

p. 30: (blank).

pp. 31-34: Grand inquest for Hale, 14 Oct 1673.

pp. 35-38: Grand inquest for Hale, 21 Apr 1674.

pp. 39-40: Grand inquest for Hale, 20 Oct 1674.

p. 41: List of defaulters.

pp. 42-44: (blank).

pp. 45-46: Grand inquest for Hale, 6 Apr 1675.

p. 47: List of defaulters.

pp. 48-50: (blank except for annotation on p. 50).

pp. 51-52: Grand inquest for Hale, 12 Oct 1675.

pp. 53-54: (blank).

pp. 55-56: Grand inquest for Hale, 4 Apr 1676.

p. 57: List of defaulters.

pp. 58-60: (blank except for annotation on p. 59).

pp. 61-62 & 65: Grand inquest for Hale, 17 Oct 1676.

p. 63: List of defaulters.

pp. 64 & 66: (blank).

pp. 67 & 69: Grand inquest for Hale, 17 Apr 1677.

pp. 68 & 70: (blank except for annotation on p. 70).

pp. 71-72: Grand inquest for Hale, 9 Oct 1677.

pp. 73-74: (blank except for annotation on p. 74).

pp. 75-76: Grand inquest for Hale, 2 Apr 1678.

pp. 77-78: (blank except for annotation on p. 78).

pp. 79-80: Grand inquest for Hale, 1 Oct 1678.

pp. 81-82: (blank except for annotation on p. 82).

pp. 83-84: Grand inquest for Hale, 14 Oct 1679.

p. 85: List of defaulters.

pp. 86-88: (blank).

pp. 89-90: Grand inquest for Hale, 27 Apr 1680.

p. 91: List of defaulters.

pp. 92-94: (blank).

pp. 95-100: Grand inquest for Hale, 12 Oct 1680.

pp. 101 & 103: Grand inquest for Hale, 5 Apr 1681.

pp. 102 & 104: (blank except for annotation on p. 104).

Covers annotated: "Hale Verdicts | 1669" and "Baron' de | Dunham Massey | Hale verdict' de | le Grand Inquest".

Acquisition Information

Received from the Altrincham Estate Office on 14 November 1990.