Court Book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR2/1/4/4
  • Dates of Creation
      Oct-Nov 1541
  • Language of Material
      Language: Latin .
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. Book consisting of 1 folio and 3 folded bifolio sheets stitched together. Collation: pp. 1/2/13/14, 3/4, 5/6/11/12, 7/8/9/10.

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 freeholders' great inquest, the great inquest for Dunham Massey and the great inquest for Hale, and for pleas between parties.

pp. 1-3: Court with view of frankpledge held at Dunham Massey on Saturday after the feast of St Michael Archangel, 33 Hen VIII [1 Oct 1541], before Robert Legh of Baguley esq, steward, heading and lists of suitors.

p. 4: List of constables and bylawmen ("birlagii") sworn for the townships of Dunham Massey, Hale, Timperley, Bollington, Agden and Bowdon, ?same date.

p. 5: Inquest of freeholders, ?same date.

p. 6: Inquest for Dunham Massey, ?same date.

p. 7: Inquest for Hale, ?same date.

p. 8: Dunham. Decision ("Deffinicio") of this court held at Altrincham on Tuesday after the feast of St Martin the Bishop, same year [15 Nov 1541].

p. 9: Hale, ?same date.

pp. 10-12: Pleas between parties, n.d.

p. 13: (blank).

p. 14: Pleas between parties (at foot); annotated (at head): "Michall' xxxiijo" and "Suit Roll in Hen: 8th eight".

Acquisition Information

Received from the Altrincham Estate Office on 14 November 1990.