Catalogue description Dugdale of Merevale

This record is held by Warwickshire County Record Office

Details of L 2
Reference: L 2
Title: Dugdale of Merevale
Date: 16th-19th Centuries

This collection consists of 2 main series - the minute books and the court rolls, both in book form. In general, the minute books appear to be the first rough draft taken down in court from which the official record in the court roll was afterwards entered. Admissions and surrenders in the later minute books are signed by the tenants concerned, but there are no signatures in the court roll.


The minute books survive from 1589, the court rolls in this collection only from 1710, but there is in the Record Office an earlier collection of court rolls of this manor in roll form purchased from Mr. H.R. Moulton in 1934 [MR/13] 1334-1601. The first two minute books [L2/10 and 11] marry up with these earlier court rolls between 1589 and 1601, which at this time contain only surrenders and admissions relating to copyhold, entered to be of record.


A bundle of family papers presented by Mr. Compton-Bracebridge in 1933 [MR/9] contains a number of court papers relating to this manor, of which the most important are schedules of pains and penalties, in the nature of byelaws, laid down by the jury at the Leet in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Held by: Warwickshire County Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Dugdale family of Merevale, Warwickshire

Physical description: 8 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited on loan for safekeeping in the County Record Office by Sir William Dugdale, Bt., on 3rd June, 1941.

  • Atherstone, Warwickshire
Administrative / biographical background:



Names of Lords and Stewards of the Manor


Lady Jane Devereux, widow, on or before 24 April 1589-11 June 1607


Sir Edward Lyttleton sen. kt., Richard Repington, Esq., 2 July 1607-?


Margaret Repington, widow. on or before 16 Oct. 1645-8 March 1649


Sir John Repington, kt. 29 March 1649-28 July 1661


Sebright Repington, Esq. 8 Aug. 1661-27 Oct. 1692


Edward Repington, Esq. 24 Jan. 1693-6 Nov. 1758


Charles Repington, Esq. 3 July 1759-18 Oct. 1764


Charles Edward Repington, Esq. 19 Dec. 1764-8 Nov. 1786


Stafford Squire Baxter, Esq. 4 Jan. 1787-2 July 1811


Dugdale Stratford Dugdale, Esq. 25 Oct. 1811 21 Oct. 1836


William Stratford Dugdale, Esq. 18 Nov. 1836-30 Oct. 1878


Turner, Esq., c. 1595-1600


John Savage, gent., on or before 16 Oct 1645-after 6 May 1685


Francis Wolferstan, gent. on or before 6 May 1685- ?


Samuel Walmisley, gent. before 26 Oct. 1693- 6 May 1697


William Milward, gent. 8 May 1697


Humphrey Hall, gent., 5 Dec. 1700-17 Aug 1701


Henry Rathbone, gent., 30 Oct. 1701-2 May 1728


Theophilus Levett, gent. 14 Oct. 1728-17 March 1746


Michael Baxter, gent. 28 April 1746-11 Dec 1771


Stafford Squire Baxter, gent. 27 Dec. 1771-2 April 1773


Dudley Baxter, gent. 3 May 1773-29 Dec. 1813


William Eborall, jun., gent. 30 April 1814-22 May 1816


William Francis Stratford Dugdale, Esq. 26 Oct. 1893-?


Henry Radford, gent. 25 Oct. 1816-Sept. 1877


Michael Glover Atkins, gent. Sept. 1877-after 26 Oct. 1893

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