Court Rolls 1577 to 1581
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Court Roll 1577
This document is held by Essex Record Office ref.D/DP M1219.
4th November 1577
View of Frankpledge of the Lord King, with Court Baron of John Petre, knight.
There are no changes of tenancy or punishments of public order offences in the following three brief records. It is clear that at least one was written out in advance and used as a register of attendance. The records are untidy with crossings out and loose pages with no page numbers.
The transcription of this roll is incomplete because it was so difficult to read. It contains the names of 18 sworn men and 11 tithing men. Common fines, called Head Silver and Land Silver are paid and explanations of how they were calculated are given.
Full transcript of Roll 1577 [pdf]
Court Roll 1579
This Document is held by Essex Record Office ref. D/DP M1220/1.
11th April 1579
View of Frankpledge of the Lady Queen, with Court Baron of John Petre, knight.
Very little business is recorded, but the roll contains many names. Head Silver and Land Silver are paid. The roll is followed by rolls for Cople and Renhold/Howbury.
Full transcript of Court Roll 1579 [pdf]
Court Roll 1581
This roll is held by Essex Record Office ref. D/DP M1220/1
24th May 1581
View of Frank Pledge of the Lady Queen with the first Court of Richard Stonley Esquire.
Head Silver and Land Silver are paid. There are very large numbers of names in this roll and timber given for repairs to several buildings
A roll for Cople is included in this record.
Full transcript of Court Roll 1581 [pdf]