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ROCHDALE MANOR

This page summarises records created by this Manor

The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to help you find the collection.

History:

Descent of manor

Before 1212 the manor of Rochdale had been given to the lord of Clitheroe and was held by Roger de Lacy. It descended like Clitheroe, and thus came to the Earls and Dukes of Lancaster, and finally to the Crown. In 1625 Charles I sold the manor to trustees for the Earl of Holderness, who immediately sold it afterwards to Sir Robert Heath. Sir Robert sold it to Sir John Byron in 1638. It remained in the Byron family until 1823 when Lord Byron sold it to James Dearden. The manor remained with the Dearden family, James Griffith-Dearden being lord in 1911.



Nature of jurisdiction

Manor courts were held at Whitsuntide into the 20th century.



Sources

A History of the County of Lancaster, Volume 5 (1911), pp.187-201.

Places:
  • Rochdale, Lancashire
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/M229741
Online related resources British History Online - A History of the County of Lancashire: Vol 5
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1200-1400: manorial incidents, with other manors (Clitheroe Honour)
Nottinghamshire Archives
NRA 13164 Lancaster
2
1324-1326: perquisites of courts
The National Archives
3
1335-1337: perquisites of court
The National Archives
4
1427-1429: court roll (6 sheets)
The National Archives
5
1565-1567: court roll
The National Archives
6
1585-1586: court roll
The National Archives
7
1594-1641: court roll extracts and memoranda (19th cent transcript)
Chetham's Library
NRA 17002 Chetham's L
8
1595-1595: court roll
Rochdale Local Studies and Archive
NRA 33079
9
1619-1626: court roll
The National Archives
10
1619-1626: estreats
The National Archives
11
1626-1626: survey (19th cent transcript)
Chetham's Library
NRA 17002 Chetham's L
12
1626-1626: survey
Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)
13
1637-1638: jury verdict rel to boundaries, with other manors
The National Archives
14
1638-1639: survey
The National Archives
15
1650-1699: jury lists (19th cent transcript)
Chetham's Library
NRA 17002 Chetham's L
16
1660-1666: jury lists and defaulters (19th cent transcript)
Chetham's Library
NRA 17002 Chetham's L
17
1686-1692: suit roll (19th cent transcript)
Chetham's Library
NRA 17002 Chetham's L
18
1697-1697: rents, with Middleton
Manchester University: University of Manchester Library
19
1698-1707: rental and chief rents (19th cent transcript)
Chetham's Library
NRA 17002 Chetham's L
20
1713-1721: jury lists (19th cent transcript)
Chetham's Library
NRA 17002 Chetham's L
21
1729-1833: accounts
Rochdale Local Studies and Archive
NRA 33079
22
1737-1752: suit roll
Rochdale Local Studies and Archive
23
1737-1745: suit roll (19th cent transcript)
Chetham's Library
NRA 17002 Chetham's L
24
1760-1774: suit roll (19th cent transcript)
Chetham's Library
NRA 17002 Chetham's L
25
1788-1788: court roll
Rochdale Local Studies and Archive
NRA 33079
26
1827-1834: account books, with other manors (7 vols, Clitheroe Honour)
Lancashire Archives
NRA 1302 Towneley
27
1829-1833: account books (2)
Rochdale Local Studies and Archive

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