Survey of Kirtling Manor, Cambridgeshire

Scope and Content

'Survey [of Kirtling Manor, Cambridgeshire] made there by Robert Doon surveyor in the 30th year of the reign of our Lady Queen Elizabeth by the order of the honourable Robert Northe, Knight, Lord North, Baron of Kertelynge, Lord of the Manor, there by the information of the tenants of the same manor following by their oaths and also by view of charters and copies of land and tenements conferred both by fee of this manor and by fees of others in the territory of Kirtelynge aforesaid and by due examination of the rolls of the court and rentals of the said manor'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Roger North, Lord North (1530-1600), born 27 Feb. 1530; M.P. for Cambridgeshire, 1555, 1559 and 1563-1564; succeeded to the barony, 1564; K.B. at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, 15 Jan. 1559; admitted Gray's Inn, 29 Dec. 1561; Commissioner of Musters for Cambridgshire, 1565; Governor of Flushing, June 1586; provisional Governor of Utrecht and Governor of Harlingen, July 1586; Lord Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire, 1588, and in July Captain of the light horse of the Queen's bodyguard; Privy Councillor, 30 Aug. 1596, and Treasurer of the Household, 30 Aug. 1596 until his death; died at London, 3 Dec. 1600.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1977.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue. A transcript of the survey is kept with the original.