Collection AR9 - Manor of Croydon Court Rolls

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Manor of Croydon Court Rolls


  • 1532-1535 (Creation)

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3 membranes

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The Archbishop of Canterbury was lord of the manor throughout this period. The steward of the manor is named as Christopher Hodgson from 1842 to 1855. The volume bears on the cover the name of Frederick Markby, Bailiff: inside the volume, however, the only bailiff named is James Andrews, who signs the records of court proceedings from 1832 to 1847.

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Purchased from HR Moulton, 1937.

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Accession Number: A9

Manor of Croydon Court Rolls

3 membranes (originally sewn together, now detached) of Court Rolls of the Manor of Croydon (including General Courts, Views of Frankpledge and Courts Baron.)

Item date: 1532-1535

Accession date: 1937

Custodial history: Purchased by the Library for either 7 10/- or 5

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General Court 23 Sept 1532

View of Frankpledge with Court 6 May 1533

General Court 19 Oct 1534

View of Frankpledge with Court Baron 3 April 1535

General Court 21 Oct 1535

[View of Frankpledge with Court Baron] nd [c1535]

The third membrane has been trimmed, so that the heading,, including the date, of the final view and court has been lost. The text of this final court is also incomplete.

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A typescript translation of this roll by CG Paget is held by the Local Studies Library at S70 (333)CRO.

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