Royds Manor Court Rolls 1651

 

The Court Rolls for the Manor of Royds Hall have been taken from handwritten transcriptions done in the late 19th/early 20th century and form part of the Preston Papers. These are in the Bradford Office of the West Yorkshire Archives under reference PP box 1/3 . The current whereabouts of the originals are unknown.

We have transcribed them as they were copied out. We do not understand the use of brackets but have included them in case we work it out! Remember this is transcript of a transcript , so treat the information with a bit of caution - but as the original is probably lost we think it is worth sharing these unique documents.

 
 

1651 

The Courte of Willm Rookes gent, Lord of the said mannor holden there the thirteenthe daye of June in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundredth fiftye and one 1651.

The sutors of this  Courte

Freeholded. 
Sir John Armitage Barronett appeared by William Gledhill his attorney,
Robert Blundall gent, appeared by John Bothomley his attorney.
Nicholas Wood,
John Sharpp app
Samuell Widdopp, app,
Jonas Roides app.
William Pollard app.
Robert Barker, app. 
Henrey Rawneslawe app.
Thomas Elllison
Rainebroughe Wilman
John Lister of Ovenden, gent,
Samuell Waddington
Thomas Walker app.
Richard Richardson
Thomas Richardson
Nicholas Pollard,
Michaell Richardson
Jonas Haldesworth
William Gibson app.
James Phillipp app.
John Copley app.
Henry Cordley app.
James Sharpp.
Thomas Denholme alias Broadley app.
Widdow Pollard.
Widdow Rodley.

Tenants By Indenture at will
John Hanson app.
Widdowe Pearson app.
Richard Judson app.
Andrew Marshall
Widdowe Lister of Ovenden,
Widdowe Haldesworth appeared by Jeremy Haldesworth her attorney
Widdow Rookes app.
Thomas Wood app.
William Walton app.
Widdow Walton,
John Walton,
John Robinson,
William Roades,
Edward Pearson,
John Copley app.  
Joseph Threapland,
William Whitley.
John Pighells
John Tordoff
John Waterhouse,
Jeremie Bairstowe app.
Richard Rolandson app.
Simion Darren,
Widdow Widdop.
Thomas Vicars app.
William Torder app.
William Firthe.
William Longbothom app.
Isaac Longbothom
Abraham Longbothom
John Jagger
Francis Baraclough ap.
Jonas Baraclough app.
Joseph Threapland,
Jonas Blaymires.
Richard Crofte,
William Crofte ap.
Widdow Cordingley,
Thomas Newby ap.
William Newbye ap.
Robert Tordofte
Widow Wood,
John Whittacres,
John Smithies,
Samuel Litlewood ap.
Isaac Longbothom,
John Oates,
John Broadley,
Joshua Holden,
Randall Wood,
Joseph Blaymier,
Robert Sunderland,
Robert Phillip,
William Blaymier,
Jonas Blaymier,
Robert Jewett app.
Jonas Ashton app.
William Ramsden.

Essoines   (means apologies for absence)
Widdow Widdopp,
Widdow Cordingley,
William Blaymier
James Sharpp
sutors of this court and have their daye by essoine untill the next court for makinge their sutes of courte.

Samuell Litlewood,
John Sharpp,
William Pollard,
Henry Rawneslawe,
Robert Barber,
Thomas Newbye,
James Phillipp,
William Gibson,
Thomas Denholme,
William Walton,
John Copley,
John Hanson, 
Thomas Vicars,
William Newbye
Samuell Widdopp.
Sworne.

Who present and say upon their oaths that
Nicholas Wood xviij d,
Thomas Ellison xij d,
Rainebrough Willman vj d,
John Lister ij s of Ovenden gent,
Samuell Waddington vij
Richard Richardson gent, ij s vi d,  
Nicholas Pollard xij d,
Josias Haldesworth viij d,
Widdow Pollard vj d,
Widdow Rodley iiij d,
Andrew Marchall viij d,
Widdow  Lister of Ovenden vij d,
Widow Walton iiij d,
John Walton iiij  d,
John Robinson iiij d,
William Roades viii d,
Edward Pearson iiij d,
Joseph Threapland viij d,
William Whitley vj d,
Richard Pighells iiij d,
John Tordofte iiij d,
Simion Darren iiij d,
Willm Firth viij d,
John Jagger iiij d,
Jonas Blaymier iiij d,
Robert Tordofte iiij d,
Widdowe Wood vij d,
John Whittacres iiij d,
John Smithies iiij d, 
Isaac Longbothom iiij d,
John Oates viij d,
John Broadley iiij d,
Joshua Holden iiij d,
Randall Wood viij,
Joseph Blaymier iiij d,
Robert Sunderland viij d,
Robert Phillips iiij d,
Jonas Blaymier vi d,
Jonas Roades viij d,
are sutors of this court and at this day made defaulte in makeinge their sute of courte therefore they are amercyed to the Lord who appeareth above their heads severally
Amerciaments xxv s iiij d.

Also they present & saye That Thomas Richardson who late held of the lord of this mannor (blank) of the nature of free and common soccage by sute of Courte and yearly rent of (blank) is deade since the last courte & that Michaell Richardson is his brother & next heire and oweth to the Lord releife

Also they present & say that Michaell Richardson hath solde a messerage and certain lands in North byerley to Richard Richardson, gent, of the nature of free and common soccage and holden of the Lord of this manor by sute of Courte and xij d rent.

Also they present & say that Richard Richardson hath sold certeyne parcelles of land lyeinge in Wibsey to William Ramsden of Eastbyerley holden of the Lord of this manor by sute of courte iij s rent.

Also they present & saye that John Pollard late of North byerley who late held of the lord of this mannor certeyne lands of the nature of free and common soccage by sute of court & the yearly rent of iiv d is dead since the last courte and that John Pollard is his sonne & next heir & ought to pay releife.

Also they present and saye that John Willman who late held of the Lord of this mannor one oxgange of land in Wibsey by Knight service sute of court and the yearly rent of xviij d is dead since the last courte but who his right heire is they do not know.

Also they present & saye that Edward Hopkinson who late helde of the Lord of this mannor certeyne lands in Wibsey (but of what tenure they know not) by sute of courte and ijsv d rent is deade since the last courte and that Judith Smith wife of John Smith is his daughter and Alice Fearneley and Marthe Fearneley children of Joseph Fearneley are his grandchildren and next heires and ought of paye releife.

Also they present & saye that William Ellison who late helde of the lord of this mannor two oxgange of land lyeing in Wibsey by Knight service sute of court and the yearly rent of iiv s ij d is dead since the last court and that Thomas Ellison is his brother and next heir and ought to pay releife.

Also the jurors aforesaide doe further say upon their oaths as followeth in certeyne paines hereafter written vizt

Firste we laye in paine that the inhabitants of Wibsey shall make their fences sufficient and lawful wch doe belonge to the severall doles in their severall tenures before the first day of Marche next and have the same lawfully fenced between the said first of Marche and the eleventh daye of November next after upon paine of ------ making defaulte to forfeit for every dole vj s iiij d

Alsoe we laye in paine that the inhabitants of Wibsey shall erect the yates sufficient in the accustomed places in Wibsey feildes upon paine of every ---- makeing default to forfeit for every  ------  iiv s iiij d

Alsoe we laye in paine that every person or persons shall cutt or ----- grasse in one parcel of woody or wast ground called Netherfeilde but those who have a right to doe the same upon paine of every one so taken or known to be forfeit for every time xij d.

Alsoe we laye in paine that Joseph Fearneley and John Smythies doe scoure the ditch between Widdow Cordley crofte and one style called Stonestyle before the nine and twentieth daye of September next and so from time to time shall keepe the same cleansed and scoured upon paine of every time making default to forfeit vj s viij d.

Alsoe we laye in paine that Edward Pearson shall -----and hnige one yate at the place called Morley Car in the accustomed place there before the first day of Julye next and keepe and repair the same there from time to time in paine of every defaulte v s. 

Alsoe we laye in paine that William Whitley shall make his fence and scoure his ditch between the lands of the said William and the lands of William Newbye before the nine and twentieth day of September next and so from time to time shall keep the same sufficiently fenced and scoured in paine of every default x s

Also we laye in paine that no person or persons shall cutt any wood in the wood called Lower Carr but those that have right so to doe upon paine of every one to forfeit for every burthen xij d.

Somme of this Court xxv s iiij d   

Ex. by me E. Hanson steward of the Court there.

 

 

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