Catalogue description Orford Borough and Orford Town Trust

This record is held by Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

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Reference: EE5
Title: Orford Borough and Orford Town Trust
Description:

The municipal history of Orford can be traced back to the grant of a charter to the town by Henry III. This original charter is lost but was confirmed by successive sovereigns (see Section I). The Borough returned two members to Parliament from the reign of Edward I until the Reform Act of 1832. The town was not affected by the Municipal Reform Act of 1835, but in 1886 the Corporation was abolished under the Municipal Corporation Act of 1883. Thereafter, the town was administered by the Orford Town Trust, directed by the Charity Commissioners.

 

EE5/1 CHARTERS, 1421-1688

 

EE5/2 ACT BOOKS, 1574-1701

 

EE5/3 ADMISSIONS OF FREEMEN, 1693-1788

 

EE5/4 COURTS, 1589-1885

 

EE5/4/1-4/5 Borough courts, 1589-1885.

 

EE5/4/6-4/35 Sessions papers, 1626-1844.

 

EE5/4/36 Assizes, 1858.

 

EE5/5 FINANCE, 1584-1890

 

EE5/5/1-5/3 Chamberlain's account books, 1713-1890.

 

EE5/5/4-5/14 Chamberlain's vouchers, 1670-1759.

 

EE5/5/15-5/21 Rents, 1670-1679.

 

EE5/5/22-5/23 Chapel Lands, 1687-1706.

 

EE5/5/24-5/25 Rates, 1644-1668.

 

EE5/5/26-5/30 Town clerk's accounts, 1831-1874.

 

EE5/5/31-5/52 Miscellaneous accounts, 1584-1861.

 

EE5/6 DOCUMENTS OF TITLE AND RELATED PAPERS, 1361-1828

 

EE5/6/1-6/133 Deeds, 1361-1828.

 

EE5/6/134-6/148 Wills, 1468-1790.

 

EE5/6/149-6/158 Manorial, 1401-1625.

 

EE5/6/159-6/168 Bonds, 1506-1817.

 

EE5/6/169-6/180 Copies of mediaeval evidences of title etc. re castle and town.

 

EE5/7 LEGAL, c.1528-1835

 

EE5/8 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS. 1553-1826

 

EE5/8/1-8/39 Election indentures, 1553-1826.

 

EE5/8/40-8/58 Oaths of returning officers, 1745-1826.

 

EE5/8/59-8/62 General, 1553-1826.

 

EE5/9 PARISH, c.1545-1841

 

EE5/9/1-9/6 Poor rate, 1661-1841.

 

EE5/9/7-9/8 Churchwardens, 1636-1639

 

EE5/9/9-9/21 Apprenticeship, 1624-1631.

 

EE5/9/22-9/23 Settlement,1701.

 

EE5/9/24-9/27 Tithes etc., c.1545.

 

EE5/10 TOWN TRUST, 1887-1921

 

EE5/10/1-10/16 Charity Commissioners' circulars and orders, 1889-1914.

 

EE5/10/17-10/66 General administration, 1887-1921.

 

EE5/10/67-10/145 Management of Trust properties, 1888-1938.

 

EE5/10/146-10/165 Financial, 1887-1910.

 

EE5/10/166-10/185 Town Hall, 1891-1913.

 

EE5/11 MAPS, 1770-1881

 

EE5/12 FISHERY, 1491-1915

 

EE5/12/1-12/20 Acts, etc., 1491-1903.

 

EE5/12/21-12/31 Legal disputes, 1791.

 

EE5/12/32-12/50 Correspondence, 1883-1908.

 

EE5/12/51-12/66 Accounts, 1855-1915.

 

EE5/12/67-12/75 General, 1861-1913.

 

EE5/13 SHIPPING AND HARBOUR, 1588-1913

 

EE5/14 CHARITIES, 1661-1719

 

EE5/15 FAIRS, 1873

 

EE5/16 MISCELLANEOUS, 1540-1935

Date: 14th-20th century
Held by: Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Orford Borough, Orford, Suffolk

Orford Trust, Orford, Suffolk

Immediate source of acquisition:

29 June, 1964 14 March, 1966

 

Acc. Nos. 947: 1062

Subjects:
  • Orford, Suffolk
Unpublished finding aids:

The collection includes a variety of Borough records, dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries, and thereafter, of the Town Trust. An account of the "Records of the Dissolved Corporation of Orford" is to be found in the Historical MSS. Commission's "Report on MSS. in Various Collections", vol. IV, 1907, pp. 255-278. Copy available at Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich L 09 GRE Q

 

HMC = The Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Quality House, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HP

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