Catalogue description Barnstaple Borough

This record is held by North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

Details of B1
Reference: B1
Title: Barnstaple Borough

Title deeds including borough charters and related papers. Deeds of title to borough properties, leases, agreements and lists including deeds of the Manors of Barnstaple and Hoggefee. Financial administration including rentals, surveys, accounts, receipted vouchers, bailiffs accounts etc. Parish papers including churchwardens, proclamations, sermons, theological comment and treatise, inventories conveyances. Documents relating to Overseers of the poor including poor rate assessment books, apprenticeship indentures, bonds, order for registering apprentices; coal and coal wardens accounts. Charity records including named charities, Holman and Apley, money for poor, guilds, school and charities. Many papers relating to Bridge (Long Bridge) and the Bridge wardens. Almshouses; land tax; Royal Administration including taxation, coroners reports, Royal leases and pardon for the inhabitants of Barnstaple. Private collections (including Tathan deposit) relating to Barnstaple, Newport, Bittadon, East Down, Fremington, South Molton, Pilton, Bishops Tawton, Winkleigh, Cornwall and Dorset. Military and naval records concerning militia, preparing for French invasion, naval defence, bonds and certificates relating to Ports and Shipping. Miscellaneous documents including Meeting House leases; charters gifts and awards relating to St Margaret's Leper Hospital, Pilton. Barnstaple Corporation records including borough charters, declarations and accounts.

Date: 1150-1950
Held by: North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Barnstaple Borough

Physical description: 40 series

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