Bundle of Verdicts

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  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR2/6/1/4
  • Dates of Creation
      1612-1644
  • Language of Material
      Language: headings are in Latin , while the business of the court is recorded in English .
  • Physical Description
      47 pieces. 20 bifolios, 14 folios (/2-4, /12, /16, /19, /21, /23-24, /26, /34, /37, /43 & /45) and 13 smaller sheets of paper (/5, /9, /11, /14-15, /18, /29-31, /39, /44 & /46- 47).

Scope and Content

The bundle contains verdicts or records of proceedings at sessions of the court leet and view of frankpledge for the borough of Altrincham. The record of each court is generally entered on a single folio or folded bifolio sheet, with occasional continuation sheets and enclosures containing presentments by borough officials.

  • /1: 7 Oct 1612
  • /2: 13 Oct 1613
  • /3-5: 3 small sheets containing presentments by the constables, and a list of those persons who let their cattle loose in the town field before the corn was gathered, 13 Oct 1613 (pinned to /2 above).
  • /6: 4 Oct 1615
  • /7: 16 Oct 1616
  • /8: 8 Oct 1617
  • /9: Small sheet containing notes of presentments by the bailiff (pinned to /8 above).
  • /10: 7 Apr 1618
  • /11: Small sheet containing presentments by the constables (pinned to /10 above).
  • /12: 8 Oct 1618
  • /13: 7 Oct 1619
  • /14-16: 2 small sheets containing presentments by the ale-tasters and market-lookers, and a folio sheet containing presentments by the constables (pinned to /13 above).
  • /17: 5 Oct 1620
  • /18: Small sheet containing presentments by the constables (pinned to /17 above).
  • /19: 15 Oct 1621
  • /20: 25 Oct 1622
  • /21: 15 Oct 1623
  • /22: 13 Oct 1624
  • /23: 13 Oct 1625
  • /24: 11 Oct 1626
  • /25-26: (2 sheets pinned together), 17 Oct 1627
  • /27: 12 Oct 1631
  • /28: 17 Oct 1632
  • /29-31: 3 small sheets containing presentments by the pinners of the common, market-lookers and pinners of the town field (pinned to /28 above).
  • /32: 15 Oct 1634
  • /33: 21 Oct 1635
  • /34: Sheet containing presentments by the constables (pinned to /33 above).
  • /35: 12 Oct 1636
  • /36: 18 Oct 1637
  • /37: Sheet containing presentments by the constables and market-lookers (enclosed within /36 above).
  • /38: 3 Oct 1638
  • /39: Sheet containing presentments by the pinners (pinned to /38 above).
  • /40: 2 Oct 1639
  • /41: 14 Oct 1640
  • /42: 6 Oct 1641
  • /43: 19 Oct 1642
  • /44: Small sheet containing presentments by the constables (pinned to /43 above).
  • /45: 9 Oct 1644
  • /46-47: 2 small sheets containing presentments by the [constables] and bylawmen (pinned to /45 above).

Acquisition Information

Received from the Altrincham Estate Office on 23 November 1994.