Catalogue description Dunwich Town Records

This record is held by Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

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Title: Dunwich Town Records
Description:

CONSTITUTION AND POWERS

 

1. Charters and Letters Patent

 

2. Dissolution of the Corporation

 

3. Dunwich Town Trust

 

THE ASSEMBLY

 

1. Minute Books

 

2. Draft Minutes

 

CORPORATION ACCOUNTS

 

1. Chamberlains & General Corporation Accounts

 

2. Bailiffs Accounts

 

3. Certificates of Audit and Statements of Account

 

4. Vouchers

 

CORPORATION SEAL

 

RELATIONS WITH THE CROWN

 

1. Humble Addresses

 

2. Fee Farm Rents

 

GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE CORPORATION

 

THE CORPORATE BODY

 

1. Oaths of Members and Officers

 

(a) Allegiance, Supremacy and Abjuration

 

(b) Declarations against Transubstantiation

 

(c) Books of Oaths to be Subscribed by Officers

 

(d) Oaths subscribed by the Bailiffs

 

(e) Declaration by Officers

 

(f) Sacrament Certificates

 

2. Lists of Members and Officers

 

3. Petitions for Offices

 

4. Acceptances of Freedom and Offices

 

5. Reinstatement of Aldermen

 

6. Resignations

 

7. Certificates of the Admission to the Freedom

 

8. Fines levied on Freemen and Foreigners

 

9. Legal cases connected with the Freedom

 

(a) Downing Influence case (1765)

 

1. General Papers connected with the case

 

2. Correspondence connected with the Case

 

(b) Eviction of Freemen from the Downing Estates in Dunwich

 

CORONERS

 

COURTS OF LAW

 

1. Court of Pleas:- Process Records

 

2. Admiralty Jurisdiction

 

(a) Process Books

 

(b) Cases and Precedents for Claims of Wreck

 

(c) Claims of Wreck

 

3. Sessions

 

(a) Process Books

 

(b) Sessions Rolls and Papers

 

(c) Appeals

 

(d) Jury Lists

 

(e) Alehouse Recognisances

 

(f) Highways

 

(g) Summary Convictions

 

(h) Post 1835 Sessions papers

 

PARLIAMENTARY REPRESENTATION

 

1. Cases and Resolutions concerning the Franchise

 

2. Lists of members

 

3. Election Papers

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS OF THE CORPORATION

 

1. Militia

 

2. Police

 

CORPORATION PROPERTY

 

1. The Common

 

(a) Commoners and Freemens Rents

 

(b) Regulations as to use

 

(c) Cases of Trespass

 

2. Foreshore

 

3. Town Hall

 

4. Deeds

 

5. Leases of Land for Coastguard Cottages

 

6. Leases of land for Customs House

 

7. Correspondence relating to Leases

 

8. Repairs

 

9. Land Tax Assessments

 

10. Tithe

 

11. Insurance

 

12. Minsmere Level

 

CHARITIES

 

1. General

 

2. St. James' Hospital

 

(for deeds and leases see under Corporation Property L. above)

 

CHURCHWARDENS AND OVERSEERS OF THE POOR

 

COMMISSIONERS OF TAXES

 

GENERAL PAPERS CONCERNING DUNWICH

 

1. Histories

 

2. Maps

 

3. Lists of Dunwich Records

 

4. Acts of Parliament

 

5. Deeds and Papers relating to property in Dunwich, not the Property of the Corporation

 

6. Documents relating to the Advowson

 

7. Miscellaneous fragments

 

SOUTHWOLD RECORDS

Date: 1205-1900
Held by: Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Corporation of Dunwich, Suffolk

Physical description: 13 subfonds
Accruals:

Acc. no. 6485 deposited by the Dunwich Town Trust 20 Oct 1982

Subjects:
  • Dunwich, Suffolk
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