Sherwood Forest Book   Pleas of the forest chiefly held at Mansfield 1662-1676; letters...

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Sherwood Forest Book

 

Pleas of the forest chiefly held at Mansfield 1662-1676; letters patent creating William, marquis of Newcastle, guardian and chief justice of all forests, parks, chases and warrens beyond Trent, 16 July 1661; at front: tabula ordinum et aliorum actorum in fine huius libri conscriptorum - table alphabetically arranged referring to the proceedings in the forest courts 1662-1676 which begin on page 625 of the manuscript, the numbers (not given here) refer to the marginal numbers in this sections: Arnold, Annesley, Assarts, Brewhouse vide Nottingham Rock, Blidworth, Bore, Byron, Bulwell, Bobbers Mill, Billay and Birkland, Burton and Bulcote, Broughton, Basford, Budby, Cooke, Clumber, Charlton, Calverton, Carburton, Colwick, Carlton, Chesterfield, Caythorpe, Clipston earl of Devon, Dorchester, Dalston, Digby, Edwinstowe, earl of Essex, Farnsfield, Mr. Gregory, Greaves Lane, Gedling, Gunthorpe vide Lowdham, Howard, Hucknall v. Sutton, Kirkby, Linby, Lacock, Linley, Lambley, Lenton, Lowdham, Thos. Lupton, Mansfield, Thos. Markham, Moseley, Monox, Nottingham, Nottingham Rock, Newstead, Nettleworth, Oxton, Odingsells, Ollerton, Pierrepont purpresture, Pleasley Hill, Perlethorpe, Peverel, Papplewick, Priors greave, Quo Warranto, Revesby, Revell, Rufford, Rolleston, Rossell, Radford, Reeves, Skegby, Sutton, Staples, Sneinton, Thoresby, Whitlodge, Walesby, Willoughby, Woodhouse, Welbeck Park, Woodborough, Warsop, duke of York and archbishop of York.

 

Schedule of claims and other matters enrolled (reference to original numbered folios): archbishop of York, Wm. Pierrepont armiger, John Mazine armiger, Richard Eyre, Wm. Willoughby armiger, Geo. Savile bart, Chas. Gosling generosus, Thos. Marshall generosus, men and tenants of Oxton, Thos. Legh armiger, Mr. Neale and Oliver Taylor, Wm. Curtis, earl of Devon, earl of Essex, Rob. Somers, Thos. Burrowes, duke of Newcastle, Blidworth, Gilbert Holles Lord Houghton, Phillip Lacock armiger, Geo, Gregory generosus, Gilbert Millington generosus, John Truman, John Musters armiger, duke of Buckingham ad castrum Nottingham, Sam. Somersall, Wm. Day, Darcy Molyneux, Wm. Girdler, Rich. Wylde, Sarah Holmes widow, Hen. Alvey, Thos. Rawson, John Newton, Rich. Richardson, John Truman, men and tenants of Farnsfield, Francis Sturtevant and others of Calverton; Wm. Stanhope armiger, John Digby armiger, Rich. Wylde, Godfrey Cade, John Parker etc., Ralph Boole, Thos. Deane, Timothy Truman, Thos, Thorp, Hen. Deane, Sam. Chadwin, Rich. Osburne, Wm. Barker, Rob. Harding armiger, John earl of Clare, Thos. Markham armiger, Humfrey Monox bart, Patricius viscount Chaworth, Wm. Wyld, dean of Lincoln, John Lindley armiger, vicar and churchwardens of Mansfield, John Clay, John Newton, Hen. Alvey, marquess of Dorchester, Thos. Lupton, mayor and burgesses of Nottingham, Henry Howard, Sir Thamworth Reresby, Wm. Sherbrook and John Garnon, Mr. Neale, Lord Chaworth, Mr. Jenins licence to fell Salterwood, complaint against above licence, confirmation by council, Mr. Foster's licence re Foxwood, Mr. Sherbrook and Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Staples.

 

At end: Allocaciones Clameorum quas in libro ordinum reperies - table of references (numbered) to allowances of claims among proceedings of courts.

 

These sessions of the forest court proceedings consist chiefly of claims based on charters and other evidence, rehearsal of boundaries, records searched and evidence cited, the replies of Robert Harding, king's attorney, adjournments and verdicts, etc.

 

Letter (sewn into book, at front) from Jo. Rolleston at Welbeck to Wm. Clay at Southwell: request for Clay to act as clerk of office for keeping records - Mr. Chadwicke, steward of the forest "moved my Lord (Newcastle) that hee might have your assistance in ye quality of a clerke of ye Office for keeping ye Records ..." (5 Nov. 1662)

 

Volume. (Bound in thick brown calf skin, with two brass clasps; the front board has been forced from the spine by stuffing the volume with loose papers and forcibly closing the clasps).

 

Latin, some English.

Date: 1661-1676
Held by: Nottinghamshire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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