Access to Archives

Part of the UK archives network

VARIOUS RECORDS RELATING MAINLY TO TAMWORTH AND ITS VICINITY 'TAMWORTH MANUSCRIPTS'


The entire contents of this catalogue are shown below. Browse the hierarchical structure instead

Reference D187
Covering dates c1220-1950
Held by Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service, Lichfield Record Office
Extent 5 Sub-Fonds
Source of acquisition Deposited by Tamworth Library



DEEDS AND RELATED RECORDS, c1220-1938  [no ref. or date]

Creator(s): Ferrers family of Tamworth, Staffordshire


Arrangement: Whilst in Tamworth Library, these documents were listed in a single numerical series within which there are a number of sub series. This arrangement has been retained.
The original sub series were:
D187/1/1-3
D187/1/4-6 (acquired together at a sale)
D187/1/7-14
D187/1/15-16
D187/1/17



Related information: See also D187/5/3 below

Contents:
These documents relate mainly to Tamworth and its vicinity. The property and the public offices of the Ferrers family, which acquired Tamworth Castle in 1423, feature in D187/1/5-6.
[?] denotes that one or more words or letters are illegible

[no title]  D187/1/1  1679-1717

Contents:
Fine between Zachariah Babington, esquire, and William Bull, querents, and Izaac Orton and Elizabeth his wife and Thomas Repton and Anne his wife, deforciants, of 1 messuage, 1 garden, 11 acres of land and common of pasture for all animals, with appurtenances, in Tamworth and Edial in the parish of Lichfield St Michael [1714]
Consideration: £60
With typed translation
Fine between John Mainewaring, gentleman, and William Harding, querents, and George Antrobus, clerk, and George Harris and Mary his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, cottage, lands and appurtenances in King's Bromley, Handsacre, Armitage and Tamworth [1717]
Deed of partition between Edward Symonds of Tamworth, mercer, and Jonathan Symonds of Tamworth, mercer, executors of Edward and Lydia Symonds their father and mother, whereby Edward withdraws from the executorship and mercer's partnership with Jonathan and Jonathan assigns to him a lease of on the former town hall in Tamworth and various movable goods
Seal: rubbed
With typed transcript 24 Mar 1679

[no title]  D187/1/2  Jun 1797

Contents:
Deeds relating to the extension of Tamworth churchyard
(1st Marquis Townshend, earl of Leicester, Rev Francis Blick, trustees of Rawlet's Charity, Robert Peel and others)
With typescript summaries

[no title]  D187/1/3  1686-1748

Contents:
Deeds relating to a cottage and 4 acres of land in Wigginton called Withy Crofts
(Cheshire, Hall, Harris, Alport and mortgagees)
With typescript summaries

[no title]  D187/1/4  13th-14th Century

Contents:
Grant by Iona daughter of Robert Godrich to Isabel her sister of all that half of one half burgage in Tamworth outside Gumpiyate [Gungate] which she had of the gift of her father Robert Godrich in fee c1220
Rent: 3½ pence twice yearly, namely at the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and at the feast of St Peter for all services and suits of court
Witnesses: Geoffrey Coket, William Warinor, Henry [?], Thomas de Hospital, Nicholas the Wheelwright ('rotar'), William Aspeton, Geoffrey de [?], clerk, and others
Condition: faded; seal missing
Grant by Robert de Monte of Tamworth with the consent and good will of Adeline his wife to William son of Matthew of all the sum and annual rent which he had from one burgage, with a garden in Otewal in Tamworth, i.e. from that burgage which once belonged to Bruts Aylrich 13th cent
Consideration: 8 shillings 26 pence
Adenline has sworn on the Holy Gospels that should her husband predecease her she will not bring [?] against William his heirs or assigns by reason of the rent or service aforesaid
Witnesses: John Coket, W [?] ch, Ralf de Cruce, Robert Nel, Thomas Pyrure, Robert Cok, Nicholas Wandeyn and others
Endorsed: Carta Roberti de Monet'
Tamworthe
Previll
Condition: bad stain over nearly half the document; seals missing
Grant by John Coket to Hugh his son of all his land between the ditch of the bailey of Tamworth and the land of William Coket c1290
Consideration: 2 shillings
Rent: 10 pence annually to the lord of the Castle
Witnesses: Robert de Bradeford, William Jethe [or Sethe], Richard Dyer ['tinctore'], Hugh Help, Peter Faithful ['Fido'], John Mon', John Knocce, William Lilli, John de Ringhildon, Simon Ensor, John of the Bailey, Henry the clerk and others
Condition: some text lost due to damage; seal missing
Grant by Adam le Parmer of Tamworth to Sir Philip Marmiun of a fourth part of a burgage in the bailey of Tamworth on the part of the castle which lies between the land which Maud Bucke formerly held on one side and the land of the same on the other. To be held freely and quit forever with all easements within and without the township. c1290
Consideration: 8 shillings silver in cash
Rent: one rose at the nativity of St John for all secular services and dues
Witnesses: Michael de Longdon, Robert de Blacgrave, clerk, Alexander Coket, Geoffrey Coket, Thomas le Seler, Henry le Seler, Simon de Sallowe and others
Quitclaim by John Hendemon of Tamworth and Maud [his wife] to Sir Henry de Wychenore of Tamworth of [?] in length and six feet of land in width with all appurtenances in Tamworth [?]. The land lies between the Hendemons land on one side and the land of the said Sir Henry, of John le Yronmongere [?] of Andrew Ket [or Kec] on the other. It stretches in length from the King's highway to the land of Alan de le Holt [?] with the length and width belonging; Sir Henry will recognise the charter in the court of Tamworth. [6 Mar 1306]
Consideration: a certain sum of money in cash
Witnesses: John de Shepeye, John de Wycford, John [?], John de Pycheford, Ralph le Deyster junior, Robert Juwet, William de Wovere and others
Date: Tamworth, Sunday after the feast of St Augustine the bishop
Condition: torn and stained; seals missing
Grant by Alice widow of Robert the Smith of Faresleye [Fazeley] to Alexander de Friville and Baldwyn his son, the heirs and assigns of Baldwyn, of one messuage, one shop and the moiety of one messuage with appurtenances in Tamworth. The said messuage lies between the land of Thomas son of Ralph le Deystere on one side and the ditch of Tamworth Castle on the other. The said shop lies between the land of Robert of the Hall ('de Aula') on one side and that of John le Saltere and Agnes his wife on the other and the moiety of a messuage lies between the land of John de Minsterton and Alice his wife on one side and the grantor's own land which she holds for life on the other side. To be held by accustomed services [4 Oct 1316]
Witnesses: John de Schepeye, John de Pichford, John Geryn, Robert Ivet, John Hendeman and others
Date: Monday after Michaelmas Day, 10 Edward II
Seal: missing
Grant in fee by John le Harpere of Tamworth to Robert Attehalle of one plot of land with the houses built thereon, and its other appurtenances, in Tamworth. It lies outside the gate of Egate between the gutter below the land of John de Ryngesdon on one side and the King's highway and Robert's tenement on the other. It stretches from a lane called Speremchinestyle against Bollebrugge as one head, towards the said Robert's tenement at the other. Which plot, from the land to the garden contains 32 feet of land and from the gutter to Robert's land at its head on the garden side 20 feet of land. It is that plot of land with its houses which the grantor formerly had by the feoffment of Robert Attehalle. [9 Apr 1316]
Witnesses: John de Shepey, John de Pychford, John Geryn, Robert Ivet, Henry Drak', clerk and any others
Date: the full court of Portmanmote of Tamworth, Monday the Close of Easter, 9 Edward II
Endorsement: 'carta Johannis Harper de Resid''
Seal: missing
Quitclaim by Alice widow of Alan Hemory of Tamworth to her son John Hemory of all right and claim in 4s 6d rent which were assigned to her in exchange for another rent in name of dower after the death of Alan her husband. The rent comes from two messuages which Alan Huonyng senior holds in Tamworth, one of which lies at the carfax between the land of Thomas le Deyster and of Maud his wife on one side and the King's highway on the other; it stretches from the King's highway to the land of the aforesaid John on the other. The other messuage lies in the street called Ellergate between the land of John le Whyte senior on one side and the King's highway on the other; it stretches from the lane known as the Personeslone to the land of John de Bromleye and of Walter de Bollunhull. [10 Aug 1347]
Witnesses: Robert de Coton, Richard Don, then bailiffs, Walter le Ropar', Ralph de Rotheswell, John de Gumpeyate and others
Date: Tamworth, Friday the feast of St Lawrence the Martyr, 21 Edward III
Seal: detached and illegible
Grant in fee by Symon atte Halle of Tamworth to Sir John Seryth of Tamworth and Sir Ralph de Wycford of the same, chaplains, of one messuage with appurtenances in Tamworth with all his other lands, tenements, rents, services, meadows, pastures and leasowes with all reversions whatsoever, with all their appurtenances which he has in the manor of Tamworth and in the fees of Wylmyndecote [Wilnecote] and Amynton [Amington]. The messuage lies in the bailey between the messuage of Robert atte Halle, the grantor's brother, on one side and that of Nicholas atte Nasshe on the other, with all goods and chattels, movable or immovable, in the aforesaid land, and tenements, etc [3 Mar 1349]
Witnesses: John de Bollunhull, then bailiff in Tamworth, Richard le Deyster, Robert le Staler', John de Misterton, Henry at Stanydelph of Wylmyndecote, Roger Michel of the same, William son of John de Seckyndon, Richard Honde, John de Gumpeyate, clerk, and others
Date: Tamworth, Tuesday after the feast of St Chad the Bishop, 23 Edward III
Seal: missing
Endorsement: (1) contemporary note that the deed was enrolled at the court of Tamworth on Monday before St Gregory's day in the same year [9 Mar 1349]; (2) 'Tameworthe tenementum jacentem in ballia'
Grant in fee by Ralph de Wycford of Thamworth [sic] to William de Thamworth son of the former William le Harpere of the same of one messuage with appurtenances in Thamworth with all his lands, tenements, rents, services, meadows, pastures and leasowes which he has by gift and feoffment of Symon atte Halle in the manors of Wygynton [Wigginton] and Tamworth and the in the fee of Wylmyndecote [Wilnecote] and Amynton [Amington]. The messuage lies in the bailey between the messuage of Robert son of Robert atte Halle on one side and the messuage of Nicholas atte Nasshe on the other together with all his goods and chattels movable and immovable, in the said lands and tenements, etc. [25 Jun 1349]
Witnesses: John Blount, Ralph de Dersthull, Richard the Cartewryghte, Henry de Stanydelf, John le Hayward and others
Date: Thamworth, Friday after the feast of St John the Baptist, 23 Edward III
Seal: rubbed
Endorsement: note of enrollment at the courts Tamworth and Wigginton
Lease for life by Baldewin de Freville to William Eliot of Wolrenehampton of one cottage lying on the Hinteshull with appurtenances in Tamworth in a certain way which leads towards the Ladybrugge, and one acre of meadow in Caldefordemedewe with all its appurtenances in Wigginton which Roger atte Cros held. [31 Jul 1355]
Rent: a rose on the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist for all services
Witnesses: Henry de Stanidelf, Richard de Sheldon, John de Exedon, Geoffrey Kec', John de Walton and others
Date: Tameworth, Friday after the feast of St James the Apostle, 29 Edward III
Seal: broken
Endorsement: 'indenture de una acra prati in Caldford, Tamworth'
Lease for life by Baldewyn de Fryvyll, knight, to Richard Symond of Tamworth, chaplain, of one rod of land in Midelton with the buildings thereon and all other appurtenances, as it lies between the land of John Daukynes on one side and the land of John Collettes on the other, i.e., that rod which John atte Halle formerly held [14 Jun 1356]
Rent: 6d silver payable at three terms usual at Midelton for all services
Witnesses: Sir Henry Illari, Sir Ralf de Bracebrugge, knights, John de Crownest, Thomas Molde, Robert le Bailiff and others
Date: castle at Tamworth, Tuesday after the feast of St Barnabas the Apostle, 30 Edward III
Seal: missing
French
Gant by Robert de Rougham of Tamworth to Robert Bannok of the same of one messuage with one toft adjacent with their appurtenances in Bytterescote near Tamworth in the fee of Drayton Basset. The messuage and toft lie together between the high road leading towards Bollenhull on one side and the land formerly of Henry Dawe on the other; the grantor had them of the aforesaid Robert Bannok to whom they descended by hereditary right after the decease of John Bannok father of Robert. To be held in fee of the chief lord, namely of the Prior and Convent of Canewell [1 Oct 1358]
Rent: 3s silver in 12d installments at the three terms of the year
Witnesses: Robert Elyot, William Melewych, John Bryde, Ralph Bere, Ralph Neal, Roger Colyng, William Dawe and others
Date: Bytterescote, Monday after Michaelmas, 32 Edward III
Seal: missing
Grant by Ralph Heyne of Tamworth and Margaret his wife to Hugh de Hopewas, canon of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield, Nicholas de Ivynghoo, clerk, John de Camypedene, parson of the church of Scheyle [Seale, Leicestershire] and William de Norton, chaplain, of two plots of land with their appurtenances in Tamworth, lying in different places in Lichefeldestrete in the county of Stafford. One plot of of land with the buildings thereon, lies between the tenement of William le Hayward which he holds of the said Sir Hugh de Hopewas on one side and the tenement of the said Ralph and Margaret on the other. It formerly belonged to Henry atte Croos and stretches in length from the King's high road to the land of the said Sir Hugh. The other plot of land lies there between the tenement of Henry Symond which formerly belonged to Richard Symond, chaplain, on the one side and the tenement of John Matthew, horner, on the other. It stretches in length from the aforesaid King's high road to the water of the Tame. [2 Mar 1360]
Witnesses: Robert de Coton, John Sadlere, then bailiffs of Tamworth [in the county of] Stafford, Thomas del Holt, Richard le Whelere, Nicholas le Blound, John le Newman, Robert le Whelere, John M[athew], Ala[?] Sauvage, Ralph Selvestre and others
Date: Tamworth and there in full court of Portmonesmot... before the feast of St Chad the Bishop, 34 Edward III
Condition: bad tear in bottom left corner
Seal: missing
Grant by Thomas del Holt of Tamworth and Margaret his wife to Hugh de Hopewas, canon of Lichfield Cathedral, of a burgage in Tamworth lying in Lichfield Street between the property of the said Hugh and that of John del Tham and Adam le Muleward and stretching in length to the king's highway [17 Sep 1360]
Witnesses: Robert de Coton, John le Sadelere, bailiffs of Tamworth in the county of Stafford, Richard le Welere, Roger le Hornere, chaplain, John le Newman, John le Hayward, Alan Sauvage, John le Bede of Coton, Robert le Whelere, Nicholas le Blound and others
Date: Tamworth, Thursday following the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 34 Edward III
Seal: armorial, detached
Grant in fee by Robert Bannok of Tamworth to Roger Kyde of Drayton Basset, chaplain, of one messuage and one croft with all its appurtenances in Byteruscote within the manor of Drayton Basset [10 Sep 1363]
Witnesses: John de Bolenhull, clerk, John de Walsall, Richard Drake, John de Tonstall, John de Loughteborugh and others
Date: Byteruscote, Sunday after the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 37 Edward III
Seal: missing
Grant in fee by Isabel, formerly wife of John de Misturton, to Baldewyn de Fryvill, knight, of two messuages with all their appurtenances in Tamworth in the county of Warwick, one lying opposite the stone cross between the land of Roger Hayward, chaplain, on one side and the land of Joan Sadeler' on the other, the other messuage lying in the same county between the land of the said Baldewin on one side and stretching to the king's highway leading to the bolestake [bullstake] towards the cross as far as the King's Ditch [24 Apr 1363]
Witnesses: Roger Botte, Robert atte Halle, then bailiffs in Tamworth in the county of Warwick, Geoffrey Keck, John de Coton atte Cros, Roger de Pipe and others
Date: Tamworth, Monday after the feast of St George the Martyr, 37 Edward III
Seal: missing
Grant by Hugh de Hopewas, canon of Lichfield Cathedral, John de Campvile, parson of the church of Scheyll [Seale, Leicestershire], John de Hopewas, parson of the church of Cubbeleye [Cubley, Derbyshire], Nicholas de Ivyngho and William de Norton, chaplains, to Fulk de Byrmyngham, knight, and Baldewyn de Wyteneye, Dean of Tamworth, Henry de Stanydelf and Oliver Clude, chaplain, of those tenements which they have from the gift and feoffment of Roger le Hayward, chaplain, son and heir of John le Hayward and of Alice his wife lying in Tamworth, both in the county of Stafford and the county of Warwick. One tenement lies between the tenement formerly of Richard de Derby on one side and that of the Dean of Tamworth on the other; the other lies oppposite the aforesaid tenement by le Stone cros near the tenement of the said Sir Baldewyn de Frevill on [?] in the county of Warwick. One tenement lies in the street which leads from the Bulstake to the Castle in the county of Warwick, which tenement Thomas de Cotone holds for life. They also grant to the same two tenements and other [?] Otersallestrete in the county of Stafford in Tamworth. One of these they have of the gift and feoffment of Sir Henry de Wychenore, chaplain, and the other they have of the gift and feoffment of Ralph Hayne and Margaret his wife. They further grant to them: one toft which they had of the gift and feoffment of the said Ralph and Margaret in the same street in the county of Stafford; one plot of meadow ground in Medupleck which Henry Symond held of them for life [?] 2s 6d yearly; that messuage lying in the same street in the county of Stafford which they had of the gift and feoffment of Thomas de Holt and Margaret his wife and which Henry Edeiney sometimes held; 10d yearly rent issuing from the lands and tenements which were formerly of William Matheu and John Matheu and one plot of meadow which the aforesaid William held formerly in the manor of Wygunton [?] lies in Brad [?] between the meadow of John de Gumpegate on one side [?] on the other
Witnesses: Roger Bett, William Keek, then bailiffs on the Warwickshire side, Roger Le Hornere, Thomas Pegg, then bailiffs on the Staffordshire side, Richard le Whelere, John Sadele', Geoffrey Keek and others
Date: Tamworth, Tuesday the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 39 Edward III
Seals: armorial, a shield surrounded by a legend, both illegible; vesica shaped, pattern and legend illegible; the other three missing
Condition: torn at folds
Grant by Margery relict of Robert de Coton Junior to Henry Gaytewarke, rector of the Church of Herddeburgch [Harborough, Warwickshire] of all her lands and tenements, rents and sevices with all reversions happening after the death of a tenant for life or for years in Amynton [Amington] in Warwickshire or Tamworth in Staffordshire or Warwickshire. [14 Sep 1365]
Witnesses: John de Clynton, Richard de Hertehull, knights, Roger de Alrewas, Henry del Stanydelf, Richard le Wheler, John Newman, bailiffs of the Staffordshire part, Adam Breton, Richard Beroun, bailiffs of the Warwickshire part, John de Bedeford and others
Date: Tamworth, Sunday the feast of the Exultation of the the Holy Cross, 39 Edward III
Seal: armorial, charge of shield illegible; legend broken and illegible
Lease for 20 years by Joan Sadeler' sister of Robert Sadeler' of Tamworth to William Ragbye, clerk, John de Newton, Thomas de Lynton, Wiliam Fouwale, Thomas de Burwaye, chaplains, and John Drapour, their heirs and assigns, of all the lands and tenements which she had formerly jointly with Robert her brother and her sister Christiana of the gift and feoffment of John Sadeler' her father, with all reversions on the death of any tenant for life or for a term of years and all other appurtenances in Tamworth in Warwickshire [12 Oct 1370]
Rent: 1d silver per annum and to the chief lords the due and accustomed service
Witness: Roger Brett, William Keec, then bailiffs of Tamworth on the Warwickshire side, Richard le Weler of the same, Robert de Aston, Roger le Horner and others
Date: Tamworth, Saturday after the feast of St Dennis, 44 Edward III
Seal: armorial; legend illegible
Quitclaim by Joan Sadelere sister of Robert Sadelere of Tamworth to William Ragleye of Barton, clerk, John Neuton, Thomas de Lynton, William Fouwale, Thomas de Burwaye, chaplains, and John Drapour, their heirs and assigns, of all right in those lands and tenements in Tamworth in Warwickshire which she sometime had jointly with Robert her brother and her sister Christiana by the gift and feoffment of John Sadelere their father, with all reversions and other appurtenances [7 Feb 1371]
Witnesses: Roger Bette, William Keec, then bailiffs of Tamworth on the Warwickshire side, Roger Hornere, John de Sadelere, then bailiffs on the Staffordshire side, Richard le Whelere, Robert de Aston, Adam Breton and others
Date: Tamworth, Friday after the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 45 Edward III
Seal: armorial; legend illegible
Condition: some holes; faded
Grant by William Kysbewe of Tamworth to John de Clyffton and William Souche, chaplains, of one portion of a plot which came to the grantor by hereditary right, lying at le Heyestrene between the plot of the grantor, pro curia, and his wife on one side and the tenement of John Grombe on the other and stretching from the king's highway to the lane called Persones lone [25 Sep 1374]
Witnesses: John Longtborow, John Mathew, then bailiffs of Staffordshire [sic], William Tam', William Kek, bailiffs of Warwickshire [sic], John Stanford and many others
Date: Thamworth [sic], Monday after the feast of St Matthew, 48 Edward III
Seal: missing
Note of a suit of the Hilary term of 1384-5 by Ralph Coton through William Norreys his attorney versus Henry Warte, chaplain, for a moiety of one messuage, of 2 virgates of land and 3s rent with appurtenances in Great Aminton [1384-1385]

[no title]  D187/1/5  14th - 16th Centuries

Contents:
Grant by John Taylour, John Bate, Adam Corylour, Nicholas le Drapour of Tamworth to Thomas Aleyn and Alice his wife and Richard Kysbewe, of one messuage in Tamworth with appurtenances lying in Chirchestrete in Staffordshire between the tenement formerly of Wiliam Kysbewe on one side and the tenement of Richard Harloston on the other and stretching from the king's highway to Personeslone [18 Jun 1391]
Witnesses: John Bollenhull, Thomas Walker, then bailiffs in Tamworth in Staffordshire, John Staumforde, Adam Breton, Adam Chaumburlayne of the same and others
Date: Tamworth, Sunday after the feast of St Barnabas the Apostle, 14 Richard II
Seals: (1) rabbit surrounded by illegible legend; on the same tag a fragment showing a long-legged bird, legend broken but S S U L O legible (2) fragment, clear but illegible; legend V P O (3) H with a leafless branch on either side
Grant by Thomas Wyghtelok and Felise his wife to John Taylour, John Bate, Adam Couriour and Nicholas le Drapour of a former messuage in Tamworth lying in Chirchestrete in Staffordshire between the tenement of Thomas Aleyn on one side and that of Richard de Holrelston on the other. [30 Apr 1391]
Witnesses: John de Bollenhull, Thomas Walker, then bailiffs on the Staffordshire side, John de de Staunford, Adam Breton, Adam Chaumberlayn and others
Date: Tamworth, Sunday the vigil of SS Philip and James, 14 Richard II
Seals: (1) fragment, capital W in a wavy border (2) illegible
Grant by William Smyght of Thameworth and Margery his wife to Roger Goderiche of Tamworth, Hugh Attwode, Robert de Herlaston of the same and Hugh, vicar of Cowfold, chaplain, of two messuages with all appurtenances lying together in Thameworth in Bollebruggestrete in Warwickshire between the land of Robert de Aston on one side and that of Roger Mesonger and Margery his wife on the other and stretching in length from the king's highway to the king's ditch. [25 Jul 1396]
Witnesses: Henry Barker, John Penkeriche, then bailiffs of Tamworth on the Warwickshire side, Thomas Bar, John Taylour, Henry Drake and others
Date: Thameworth, Tuesday the feast of St James, 20 Richard II
Seal: missing
Grant by Nicholas Russell of Tamworth and Emota his wife to John Bate of Tamworth and Denise his wife of one burgage with all its appurtenances in Tamworth lying near the Wevenlete in Staffordshire between the land of Richard Breton on one side and the king's highway on the other and stretching in length from the king's highway to the land of Richard Breton [19 Mar 1403]
Witnesses: John Elford, John Sadelere, then bailiffs, John Coton', John Bollehyill, Thomas Walkere and others
Date: Monday after the feast of St Gregory, 4 Henry IV
Seals: (1) round: W, a branch on right (2) crowned I between two branches Grant by John Ruggeley of Wygynton to Henry Barker of Tamworth and Alice his wife, and the heirs and assigns of Henry, of one messuage with all its appurtenances in Tamworth in Warwickshire lying in Castelstrete between the land formerly of Baldewin Freville, knight, on one side and the land of the same Baldewin on the other, and stretching from the king's highway to the land formerly of the aforesaid Baldewin. [16 Jun 1403]
Witnesses: Roger [?] Wycha [?], Thomas Caytour, then bailiffs there on the Warwickshire side, John Taylour, Richard Penkeryche, Thomas Barr of Tamworth and others
Date: Tamworth, Saturday after the feast of St Barnabas the Apostle, 4 Henry IV
Seal: round, sun and crescent, surrounded by rim; legend: S[IGILLUM] ROBE[RTI] FILII JOH[ANN]IS
Condition: unfit for production
Grant by Henry Barker of Tamworth to Robert Herlaston and Robert Ley, chaplain of the same, of one messuage with all its appurtenances in Tamworth in Warwickshire lying in le Castelle strete between the land formerly of Baldewyn Frevill, knight, on one side and the land of the same Baldewyn on the other, and stretching from the king's highway and the land once of Baldewyn [3 May 1410]
Witnesses: Richard Penkrych then chief bailiff [?] Warwickshire in Tamworth, John Bate, William [?] oke, then bailiffs there on the Staffordshire side, Hugh Fremon, Thomas Taylour and others
Date: Tamworth, Friday [should be Saturday], the Invention of the Holy Cross, 11 Henry IV
Seal: round, chipped H flanked on left by bare branch
Condition: unfit for production
Grant by Richard Bromle of Tamworth to John Bate of the same and Denise his wife of two tenements that lying together in Tamworth in le Cherche strete on the Staffordshire side and between the land of Richard Dalton on one side and that of Thomas Barre on the other and stretching from the king's highway to the lane called persones lane; also one tenement with all its appurtenances in Lychefeld strete in the county aforesaid, lying between the land of Richard Bedell on one part and that formerly of Alice Botrye and stretching from the king's highway to the land of the aforesaid Richard Bedell. [25 Jul 1407]
Witnesses: Thomas Symond, Nicholas Draper, then bailiffs of Tamworth on the Staffordshire side, Hugh Freman, Thomas Tayllour, bailiffs there on the Warwickshire side, Henry Barker, Thomas Barre, John Coton, Roger Melwyche, John Horner and others [25 Jul 1407]
Date: Tamworth, the feast of St James the Apostle, 8 Henry IV
Seal: missing
Grant by John Bate of Tamworth, butcher, and Denise his wife to John Russell of the same, draper, and Margaret his wife of one messuage in Tamworth in Chyrchestrete lying between the messuage of John Grubber and that of the aforesaid John Russell and stretching from the king's highway as far as the lane called Catteslone [8 Dec 1418]
Witnesses: John Coton, Richard Dalton, then bailiffs in Tamworth on the Staffordshire side, John Grubber, John Ivet and Nicholas Russell and others
Date: Tamworth, the feast of the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 6 Henry V
Seals: fragments, one showing a ?fern leaf, the other a headless animal on a bough and the legend D D L V
Condition: small part missing from top right corner
Release by William Whyte, citizen and carpenter of London and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of Hugh Mason of Tamworth, to John Berde of Tamworth and Isabel his wife of all right in one burgage with appurtenances in Tamworth in the street called Bolbruggestrete, between the burgage of John Berde on one side and that of Richard Pencryche on the other and stretching from theking's highway to the Onker [Anker]; it descended to Joan by hereditary right [6 Jun 1421]
Endorsement: note that this release was enrolled in the court of Tamworth (the Warwickshire side) held there on [16 Jun 1421], with the names Frekynton, Elys Oswythe, Whytt; and John Bede
Seals: (1) eagle; (2) fragment
Agreement between Thomas Ferrers, esquire, Roger Aston, knight, and Hugh Wylughby, esquire, on one side and John Prynce of Tamworth on the other, to lease for 39 years one burgage with appurtenances in Tamworth lying between the burgage of the said John on the west and the highway called Gumpgate on the east [29 Sep 1424]
Rent: 2s annually at the four terms usual in Tamworth. If the rent should be in arrears for a quarter then the lessors may re-enter.
Conditions: lessor to do repairs at his own expense whenever necessary
Witnesses: Thomas Taylur and Henry Barker, then bailiffs of Tamworth, Hugh Freman, Henry Jeekes, Richard Dalton and others
Date: Tamworth, Michaelmas Day, 3 Henry VI
Seal: round with a daisy-like flower
Agreement between Thomas de Ferrars, esquire, Roger Aston, knight, and Hugh Wyloughby, knight, on one part, and John Pynnok of Tamworth, walker, on the other for the lease for 60 years to John of the other moiety of a burgage in Tamworth opposite the castle and formerly in the holding of Roger Brewod [29 Sep] 1432
Rent: 10d to the king and 20d to Thomas and his fellows annually. If the rent should be in arrears for a quarter then the lessors may re-enter
Conditions: John and his heirs or assigns to build anew the moiety of the burgage well and competently at their own expense within the next three years
Witnesses: Thomas Neuton, William Cook,Humphrey Jacob, Thomas Coton, John Watte and others
Date: Tamworth, Michaelmas Day 1432 and 11 Henry VI
Seal: fragment
Condition: slightly stained and creased
Agreement between Thomas de Ferrars, esquire, Roger Aston, knight, and Hugh Wiloughby, knight, on the one part, and Richard Watte of Tamworth on the other for the lease for 60 years of one shop near the gate of the churchyard of Tamworth [29 Sep] 1432
Rent: 6d annually at the usual terms. If the rent should be in arrears for a quarter then the lessors may re-enter
Condition: lessee to build and maintain the shop at his own expense, and leave it at the end of the term
Witnesses: Henry Jeekes, Thomas Newton, John Watte, Thomas Coton, Richard Dalton and others
Date: Tamworth, Michaelmas Day, 1432 and 11 Henry VI
Bond by John Hubberd of Tamworth, Warwickshire, son of Nicholas Hubard, Bailiff of Grendon, to Nicholas Carlton for the repayment of £20 on the feast of St Chad [2 March] [14 Jan 1436]
On the back is a fragment of a rental including references to 6d received for 3 cokshotes in Eggewell and les Bankes and not more because two were granted as demesne lands, and the grant for life of the constablewick of the castle by 'Humphrey lord of Warwick'.
Condition: much faded
Agreement between Thomas de Ferrars, esquire, Robert Aston, esquire, and Hugh Willeby, knight, for the lease for 40 years to Henry Jeeke of Tamworth of a certain pasture called Ketulbroke near Stratfordlee in Warwickshire with free fishery of the water of Tame along the aforesaid pasture, with all its appurtenances and with all those lands and tenements with their appurtenances called Asshelandes in Warwickshire and Staffordshire 12 Nov [1440]
Rent: 76s 8d annually at the four quarters of the year. Should the rent be in arrears in whole or in part for five weeks the lessors may distrain, re-enter and retain it, turning out Henry and his heirs if the arrears be for a quarter and insufficient for distraint be found on the premises
Conditions: Henry to keep the pasture, land and tenement in good condition at his own expense. He is not permitted to cut down or top any oaks or ashes in the aforesaid pasture, land or tenement or their boundaries, but by the supervision of the seneschal or bailiff
Date: Tamworth, 12 November 19 Henry VI
Seal: armorial, defaced
Agreement by Thomas de Ferrars, son and heir male of William Ferrars formerly lord of Greby, and John Burward and Walter Cottesden as to the manors of Merkes [Marks] and Gyngieyberdlaundry, Essex, and the advowson of the church of Harewardstok [Stock, Essex] which James Berkeley, knight, and Isabel his wife held for Isabel's life; it is of the heritage of John, and should revert to Thomas and his heirs male. Settlement in default on the issue of William de Ferrars sometime Lord of Greby. Remainder, in default, to the right heirs of William [24 Jun 1447]
Consideration: 300 silver marks
Date: Essex, fifteen days about the feast of St John the Baptist, 25 Henry VI Thomas de Ferrers married as his first wife Elizabeth, eldest daughter and eventually co-heir of Baldwin Freville of Tamworth.
'Gyngieyberdlaundry' is now represented by Ingrave, Ingatestone, Fiverning, Margaretting, Mountnessing and Joyberdlaundri (see J H Round in Essex Archaeological Society Transactions, XIX, part 4 (New Series), p 242)
Quitclaim by William Burley of Bromcroft, Shropshire, esquire, to Margaret who was wife of Richard Grey, knight, formerly lord of Wylton, and Thomas Ferrers of Tamworth senior, esquire, and his executors of all actions, suits, demands and exactions which he had or could have at any time 2 Jun [1450]
Date: 2 June, 28 Henry VI
Seal: fragment
Grant by Nichaolas Bowet, Richard Byngham one of the king's justices coram rege, Richard Neele, King's serjeant at law, and John Bradborne to John [Hales or Halse], bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, William Lord Hastyng, William Vernon, knight, Richard Hastynges, Richard of Bracebrigge, Edmund Vernon, esquire, William Cumberford and Robert Morley, clerk, of their manor of Chaimpeyne [Champeyhis] and of all lands and tenements called Ilgerys and Lacheleye with appurtenances in Essex, which with other lands and manors in the same county they have of the feoffment of Thomas Ferrers, esquire, son and heir male of William de Ferrers, sometime lord of Groby, to hold in fee. 14 Feb [1464]-20 Mar [1465]
Nicholas and the other vendors appoint their attorneys Thomas Ward and John Peache for livery of seisin
Witnesses: Thomas Tyrell, knight, William Doreward, Robert Lee, esquire, John Watford, clerk, Robert Jenderyng and many others
Date: 14 February, 4 Edward IV
Endorsed: grant by Thomas Feriers, knight, to the above grantees of 10 messuages, lands, crofts, 5 virgates of land and meadow and 1 dovecote and appurtenances in Waverton, Warwickshire [Warton in the parish of Polesworth] called Sentclers londes. He appoints John Bradburne and Alered [sic] Marchall his attorneys for livery of seisin
Witnesses: John [?] Sakte, dean of the collegiate church of Tamworth, John Gresley, knight, Richard Archer, esquire, and others
Date: Waveton, 20 March, 5 Edward IV
Condition: stained and slightly torn
Indenture between Edward Ralegh, knight, formerly sheriff of Warwickshire, and Thomas Ferrers, knight, sheriff of the aforesaid county, testifying that Edward had handed to Thomss in full county court in Warwick, on Monday before the feast of St Katharine the Virgin, 8 Edward IV, the King's hall and gaol at Warwick with six prsioners in the same: Thomas Sely alias Thomas Fry, John Bysrodd formerly of Pyrton, Buckinghamshire, John Sharper [?] and John Malory, John Edward and Margery Mylwer taken for suspicion of felony. Edward also handed over a writ of exigendum against William Seggewyk formerly of Shenston, Staffordshire, yeoman, at the suit of Thomas Amyngton (third exaction called); against William Ruggendale formerly of Westnandon, and John Horne of Chepyna Sobbury in Gloucestershire at the suit of John Hygheford, esquire (third exaction called), endorsed and enrolled; John Hertill of Warwick at the suit of Susanna widow of William Gybons [?] (called, endorsed and enrolled); another writ against John Hicson formerly of Ballesworth at the suit of Ralph Dalton (third exaction called, endorsed and enrolled); another writ against Thomas Dorset formerly of Thurbeston at the suit of Robert Clude, esquire, (third exaction, called, endorsed and enrolled); another writ against William Horwod formerly of Wolmby at the suit of the king (third exaction called and endorsed); another writ against John Brere formerly of Warrewik, at the suit of Thomas Ferrers, esquire, (third exaction called, endorsed and enrolled); another writ against John Fraunce at the suit of Margery Underwode, widow (third exaction called, endorsed and enrolled); another writ against Wiliam Chylde formerly of Merston near Wolston at the suit of Edward Durannt (second exaction called, endorsed and enrolled) [21 Nov 1468]
Seals: missing and no tags or slots present
Indented bill acknowledging receipt by Thomas Jakyns of Warwick, gaoler, from John Ives, servant of Thomas Ferrers, knight [sheriff 1468-9], of 20s for the fee of the said Thomas Jakyns in part payment of a larger sum for services during 1 Edward IV [1461-2]. He paid it for the presence of John Smyth, then subsheriff of the said county. [29 May 1469]
Seals: missing
Bond of John Bourghchier, knight, lord Ferrers of Groby, Thomas Bourghchier, knight, to Thomas Ferrers and John Ferrers, knights in 2000 marks, payable at Michaelmas next. [31 May 1479]
John Bourghchier and his wife Elizabeth agree to accept the arbitration of Edward IV as to the manor of Melkes near Dunmowe and Gyngioryberdlaundry [Essex]
Date: Monday after Pentecost, 19 Edward IV
Condition: faded
Grant by Humphrey Bromley, knight, to Thomas Dilworth of Elford and Thomas Riddesdale of Hopwas, of all burgages, messuages, cottages, lands, tenements, meadows, pastures and leasowes with their appurtenances in Tamworth, Wygynton, Hopwas, Coton and Dreyton both in Staffordshire and Warwickshire. William Fasakerley, rector of Thorp, appointed as his attorney for livery of seisin 20 Apr [1492]
Witnesses: Edward Wistowe, Thomas Meryv, chaplain, John Irpe, Robert Cheshire and others
Date: 20 April, 7 Henry VII
Seal: missing
Lease for 12 years by Dame Dorothy Ferrers, widow, late the wife of Sir John Ferrers, knight, to Thomas Wodshaw of Tamworth, of her farm called Hammys at Lee Meyston [Lea Marston] with one meadow called myllne medow. 23 Feb [1519]
Rent: £13 6s 8d payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day
Condition: Thomas to make no waste but may crop trees and take thorns for fences
Date: 23 February, 10 Henry VIII
Seal: a "T"

[no title]  D187/1/6  16th - 17th Centuries

Contents:
Fragment of a rental relating to property held by Walter Griffith, knight, in Marston, Warwickshire [1521-1522]
Part of an account recording the receipt from Walter Griffith, knight, and other tenants of two messuages and other lands in Waverton [Warton] from fine for respite of their homage for one year (6s 8d), from the same for his entrance (2s) and for a warrant of attorney (8d); from Walter Griffith, knight, and other tenants of the manor of Merston for fine and for his homage in respite for one whole year (6s 8d), for the same for his entrance (2s), for warrant of attorney (8d). total sum 18s 8d [sic] received by George Smarte [1523]
Date: Trinity Term, 15 Henry VIII
Receipt for money received from Walter Griffith, knight, and other tenants of two messuages and other lands in Wauton [Warton] as for homage for one whole year in arrears (6s 8d), for his entrance (2s), and for the warrant of attorney (8d); from Walter Griffith and other tenants of the manor of Marston for the like (9s 4d). Total sum 18s 8d received by Humphrey Rowland [1524]
Date: Michaelmas term, 16 Henry VIII
Part of a ?rental: from Henry Ferrers, knight, tenant of a tenement with appurtenances in Warton as a fine for his homage for a whole year in arrear (44s), and for the fee of the treasurer for entry (2s), and for warrant of attorney for one whole year due at the aforesaid feast (4s). Sum of 16s rendered by David Sympson [1549]
Date: Michaelmas term, 3 Edward VI
Copy of court roll of Humphrey Ferrers, knight for the manor of Cotnall Regis: surrender by Thomas Wylkes, through John Parkes and Richard Arneborowe his attorneys of all his arable land in the common fields of Cotnall Regis; settlement to the use of Walter Wylkes, brother of Thomas [22 Mar 1550]
Date: Saturday before the annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 4 Edward VI
Grant by Dame Dorothy Ferrers, widow of Sir John Ferrers, knight, to William Repington of Little Amyngton, gentleman, Francis Repyngton his son and heir, John Jekes of Tamworth, gentleman, Richard Jekes, his son and heir, Thomas Wodshawe of Tamworth, chapman, John Wodshaw his son and heir, Thomas Golson of Tamworth, Humphrey Golson his son and heir, Richard Coton of Coton, yeoman, John Coton his son and heir, Nicholas Golson of Drayton Basset, yeoman, John Golson his son and heir, John Darlaston of Wiggynton, yeoman, John Darlaston his son and heir, Nicholas Melburne formerly of Wiggynton, yeoman, and John Melburne his son and heir, of one burgage with appurtenances in Tamworth, Warwickshire, lying in the street called le Buchere and stretching in width between the burgage of Humphrey Ferrers, esquire, son and heir of Dame Dorothy, on one side and the burgage of John Jekes on the other, and in length from the aforesaid street to the land of the vicars of the collegiate church of St Edith of Tamworth; also all her lands and tenements, meadows, pastures and leasowes in the fee of Wigginton which she had by the gift and feoffment of Ralph Lago. Nicholas Agard, gentleman, and Thomas Clerke appointed as attorney for livery of seisin 20 Oct [1530]
Date: Tamworth, 20 October, 22 Henry VIII
Seal: a flaming heart; legend
Endorsed: Feoffment from Dorothy Ferrers, mother to Sir Humphrey Ferrers, of a burgage in Tamworth and other lands in the [lordship] of Wigginton for performance of her will
Fine between William Bradborne and Francis Roleston, esquire, querents, and John Ferrers, esquire, deforciant concerning the manors of Fleckenhoo and Harbarowe with appurtenances and 14 messuages, 10 cottages, 1 windmill, 200 acres of land, 60 acres of meadow, 80 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, 8s of rent, 1lb or pepper and 1lb of cummin with appurtenances in Fleckenhoo [in the parish of Wolfhampcote], Ovencote, Nethercote, Sawbryge [Sawbridge] and Wolvumcote [Wolfhampcote]; also 1 messuage, 1 barn, 40 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 4 acres of wood, 100 acres of heath and moor with appurtenances in Orton-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire, and the manor of Stychehalle with appurtenances and 20 messuages, 6 tofts, 24 gardens, 24 orchards, 300 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 50 acres of pasture, 40 acres of wood, 500 acres of heath and moor with appurtenances in Stychehalle in Coventry; also the manor of Walton-on-Trent with appurtenances and of 40 messuages, 6 cottages, 3 tofts, 80 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, 30 acres of wood, 300 acres of heath and moor as well as free warren in Walton-on-Heath and Drakelow, Derbyshire Easter [1563]
Consideration: £1400
Bond for the fulfilment of covenants by Thomas Owghton of Bagginton, Warwickshire, miller, to Humphrey Ferrers of Tamworth, esquire, and Anne his wife, in £40 10 Apr [1566]
Witnesses: Richard Daniell, Nicholas Smithe, Francis Sabey
Signed: Thomas Houghton
Date: 10 April, 8 Elizabeth
Indenture recording that John Ferrers of Tamworth, Warwickshire, esquire, and Vincent Fynche of Grays Inne, Middlesex, gentleman, were bound before James Dyer, knight, justice of the Queen's Bench, to Abraham Smyth, citizen and merchant tailor of London, in £260, and that Abraham agreed for the payment of £130 on 26 June 1570 at his house in Lothbury between 1 and 4 pm, and that John and Vincent agree to respect the bond 27 Jun [1569]
Seal: missing
Bond for the fulfilment of covenants by George Wylloughbye of Amyngton, Warwickshire, gentleman, to Henry Baron of Tamworth, Warwickshire, draper, in £100 8 Mar [1571]
Witnesses: Richard Wayght, bailiff of Tamworth, John Brundwood, William [?], Henry Alkelye, Richard Salt, John [?], Thomas R [?], Richard Repyngton, Peter Stry[n]ger, clerk 8 Mar [1571]
Date 8 March, 13 Elizabeth
Condition: some text at bottom missing
Release of Vincent Fynche of Grayes Inne, Middlesex, gentleman, to John Ferrers of Tamworth, Warwickshire, esquire, of all actions 20 Oct [1572]
Date: 20 October, 15 Elizabeth
Witnesses: Richard Repyngton, Thomas Waringes, William Bothe
Seal: broken
Lease by Homfrey Ferrers of Tamworth, esquire and Anne now his wife to John Irpe of Walton, Derbyshire, husbandman, Agnes his wife and Benedicte Cowper wife of William Cowper their daughter, of one messuage in Walton, one yard-land lying between this messuage and Dumpcrofte, occupied by William Hewkyne, with Dumpcrofte and another close called Pannecrofte lying between a pasture called Oxmoore and the River Trent in the occupation of the said Homfrey Ferrrers 16 Apr [1579]
Condition: tenants to leave the premises in as good repair as they received them
Witnesses: Christopher Horton, Edward Ferrers, Richard Taylor, Edward Celey
Date: 16 April, 21 Elizabeth
Seals: 2 broken, 1 missing
Fine between William Frecleton, querent, and Nicholas Burnham, Stephen Baylye and Elizabeth Baylye, widow, deforciants concerning 1 messuage, 3 acres of land with appurtenances in Tamworth [1581]
Date: Michaelmas, 23 Elizabeth
Fine between William Frecleton, querent, and Henry Baron and Margaret his wife, deforciants, concerning 1 messuage with appurtenances in Tamworth [1584]
Consideration: £40
Date: Michaelmas, 26 Elizabeth
Writ to the sheriff of Warwickshire [Humphrey Ferrers] ordering the arrest and the seizure of the goods of Nicholas Rugeley of the Inner Temple, London, gentleman, and William Boteler of Oulsterne, Warwickshire, who refuse to pay the 1000 marks they owe to Dame Cecily Stoner, widow of Sir Francis Stoner, knight, and Robert Chamberleyne of Sherborne, Oxfordshire, esquire 9 Jul [1588]
Date: Westminster, 9 July, 30 Elizabeth
Endorsement: note that neither Nicholas nor William were found in the bailiwick, and the rest of the execution of the writ appears from the annexed inquisition [missing]
Inquistion taken at Warwick before Humphrey Ferrers, sheriff of the county, by virtue of a writ directed to him. The jury was composed of William Murcott, Giles Farre, Richard Tuscott, Richard Fisher, Richard Musters, Richard Parkyns, Roland Gryffyn, John Ladbroke, John Butler and Thomas Nason junior, who swear that William Botteler, named in the writ, on 12 July [1588] and on the day of taking this inquisition, owned 18 cows and 1 bull worth 40 marks, 14 yearling calves worth £6 13s 4d, 2 mares worth £5, one horse worth £3. On the same day he was possessed of a certain grange and the farm of Owlsterne alias Owstone in the parish of Meryvale and of various lands and tenements in the same parish, Curdworth and Lea Marston, held for 25 years, the whole being worth 500 marks. Moreover the jury say that the said Willliam on the same day was seised in demesne as of fee of one meadow in Shascocke called Shackers Holme containing 4 acres and worth 13s 4d and 1 acre and half an acre of meadow in Colner in Shascocke worth 6s 8d per annum. All these were seised into the queen's hands in accordance with the writ, and he has none other in the bailiwick. Moreover the jury say that Nicholas Ridgeley [sic] named in the writ, had no lands, goods or chattells or ever had them. 10 Oct [1588]
Date: 10 October, 30 Elizabeth
Bond of Humphrey Ferrers of Tamworth, Warwickshire, knight, to Richard Raynowe of Kyngston, Berkshire, in £400 for payment of £200 on 10 November next at the houseof Edward Grevill of Myllcote, Warwickshire 18 Jan [1594]
Witnesses: Edward Grevill, Peter Roswell, Roger Haris, John Lavender
Date: 18 January, 36 Elizabeth
Seal: missing
Lease for 60 years by Thomas Comberford, John Comberford and William Comberford, second, third and fourth sons of William Comberford of Wednesbury, esquire, to Walter Heaveningham of Pype, Staffordshire, esquire, James Skeffington of Badger, Shropshire, esquire, William Skeffington of Fisherwick, Staffordshire, esquire, Roger Fowke of Brewood, Staffordshire, esquire, John Chetwinde of Rudge, Staffordshire, esquire, and Edward Staunford of Reahall, Staffordshire, gentleman, of a wood called Hopwas Hay and a parcel of ground called the Deans adjoining the wood, with a parcel of ground or waste lying between the land on the one side and the "high and Port Way" from Tamworth to Lichfield on the other, leased in [1588] by William Staunford of Packington, Staffordshire, esquire, to Thomas, John and William Comberford for the life of the survivor. 5 Apr [1599]
Seals: those of Thomas and John Comberford missing; that of William Comberford shows a horse running to the left.
Bond of John Ferrers of Tamworth, Warwickshire, esquire, and George Chowne of Fayertayne, Kent, esquire, to Abraham Campion, citizen and clothworker of London in £400 17 Jul 1596
Witness: Ri Knowlis
Endorsement: note that the condition is the repayment of £210 on 18 January next at the house of Abraham at Haywharf near Thamestreet
Condition: badly torn
Bond of Humphrey Ferrers of Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, knight, and John Ferrers, esquire, his son and heir, to Thomas Gresley of Drakelow, Derbyshire, in £1000 17 Dec [1600]
Date: 17 December, 43 Elizabeth
Witnesses: Edward Ferrers, Symon Gresley, Henry Mitchell, William Ryle, Sym[on] Fasson
Endorsement: note that the condition is the payment of £500 on 30 November 1601 at the house of Thomas Gresley at Drakelow
Bond of John Ferrers of Warwick, esquire, to Nicholas Wilson of Curdworth, yeoman, in £100 for the payment of £55 on 24 December 1603 at the mansion place of Lady Jane Puckeringe called the Pryory in Warwick 24 Dec [1602]
Witnesses: Richard Yardley, Edmond Grene
Grant by Sir John Ferrers of Tamworth, Warwickshire, knight, to John Bott of Netherwhittacre, Warwickshire, yeoman, of the wardship and marriage of Thomas Oughton son and heir of Christopher Oughton of Over Whittacre, Warwickshire, deceased, and custody and government of Thomas and of all messuages, lands, etc held by Thomas as of the castle of Tamworth by knight service, to be held by Bott during the minority of Thomas 10 Jan [1609]
Date: 10 January, 6 James I
Witnesses: Christopher Buxer, Thomas Cope (mark)
Condition: torn
Grant by Anne, countess of Chesterfield and John Ferrers of Walton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire, esquire, to Elizabeth Ferrers of Walton-upon-Trent, sister of the same John, of an annuity of £50 from the manor and castle of Tamworth, for life if the Countess and Philip earl of Chesterfield live so long; on the death of the survivor the £50 is charged on certain pastures at Bradburne [Bradbourne, Derbyshire] for four score years 26 Mar 1650
Consideration: £300 to the countess and 5s to John
Witnesses: Thomas Fox, Thomas Gilbert
Seal: armorial
Condition: faded in places

[no title]  D187/1/7  14th - 15th Centuries

Contents:
Grant by Thomas Adcock, chaplain of Whitynton [Whittington] and Ralph Jonessone of Hopwas to Richard Ho[?]pewas of Comberford and Sibilla his wife and William their son, of a messuage with all lands adjacent to the feoff of Elford lying between Merestallone on the one side and the parish of Elford in length and the field called Flaxhulmore on one side and the river Tame on the other in breadth [26 July 1390]
Witnesses: John Haliday of Elford, John [?] of the same, John Marchal and many others
Date: Comberford, Tuesday following the feast of St James, 14 Richard II
Seals: one fragment, one rubbed
Grant by Richard Hopwas of Comberford to Wiliam May of Wigginton and Nicholas Gorlaston of the same of a messuage and all lands, pastures, etc in the feoff of Elleford [Elford] lying between the lane called Merestallone on the one side and the parish of Elford in length and the field called Flaxhulmore and the river Tame on the other side in breadth, formerly held by Walter Hopwas [9 Nov 1410]
Witnesses: John Rugeley, John Beede of Coton, William Lynton, Henry Scott of Wigginton, Walter of Comberford and others
Date: Comberford, Sunday before the feast of St Martin, 12 Henry IV
Seal: missing
Grant by Richard Bollunhull of Wegynton [Wigginton] and John Denys of Comberford to John son of William Hopwas of Comberford of a messuage with all lands, etc in the foeff of Elleford [Elford] between the field called Flaxhulmore and Copynhorne Heeth on the one side and the river Tame on the other in breadth and stretching in length from the lane called Merstallone to the parish of Elford, formerly in the tenure of [?William] Hopwas and Alice his wife 6 Apr [1448]
Witnesses: William Comberford, lord of Comberford, Thomas Comberford, William Gubb, Richard Ruggeley, Nicholas May and others
Date: Comberford, 6 April, 26 Henry VI
Seals: damaged

[no title]  D187/1/8  1539-1719

Contents:
Deeds of messuages and lands in Comberford, Wigginton, Tamworth, Elford and Stockwell (numerous field names given)
With typed summaries of each deed
(Endesor, Dowley)

[no title]  D187/1/9  1720-1764

Contents:
Deeds of messuages and lands in Comberford, Wigginton, Tamworth, Elford, Stockwell, Hopwas, Coton and Little Wyrley (numerous field names given), including land formerly part of Comberford Green
With typed summaries of each deed
(Dowley, Adams, Eaglestone)

[no title]  D187/1/10  1764-1783

Contents:
Deeds of messuages and lands in Comberford, Wigginton, Tamworth, Elford, Stockwell, Hopwas, Coton and Littley Wyrley (numerous field names given), including land formerly part of Comberford Green
With typed summaries of each deed
(Eaglestone, Birch, Allport)

[no title]  D187/1/11  1784-1806

Contents:
Deeds of messuages and lands in Comberford, Wigginton, Tamworth, Elford, Stockwell, Hopwas, Coton and Littley Wyrley (numerous field names given), including land formerly part of Comberford Green
With typed summaries of each deed
(Eaglestone, Blakesley)

[no title]  D187/1/12  1806-1815

Contents:
Deeds of messuages and lands in Comberford, Wigginton, Tamworth, and Elford (numerous field names given), including land formerly part of Comberford Green
With typed summaries of each deed
(Chichester and others, Eaglestone)

[no title]  D187/1/13  1818-1832

Contents:
Deeds of messuages and lands in Comberford, Wigginton, Tamworth, Elford and Donisthorpe in Leicestershire and Derbyshire (numerous field names given), including land formerly part of Comberford Green
With typed summaries of each deed
(Eaglestone)

[no title]  D187/1/14  1832-1938

Contents:
Deeds of messuages and lands in Comberford, Wigginton, Tamworth, Elford and Donisthorpe in Leicestershire and Derbyshire (numerous field names given), including land formerly part of Comberford Green
With typed summaries of each deed
(Eaglestone, Drewery)

[no title]  D187/1/15  [1950s]

Contents:
Typed translations of one deed relating to a burgage in Gumpeyatestrete in Tamworth, 1474, and another (the original of which was found in 1958 during the demolition of the Moat House stables) relating to the Walke Mill on the river Tame, 1495

[no title]  D187/1/16  [18 Apr 1378]

Contents:
Lease for 39 years by Baldwin Frevyle, knight, to Henry Balle of Tamworth, miller, of a messuage bounded by Baldwin's mesuage and his stalls, the highway and the king's ditch
Rent: 24s silver
Witnesses: Adam Bretonne, William Keck, then bailiffs of the Warwickshire part, John Rouweley, Richard de Mydelton, John Taylour and others
Date: Tamworth, Easter Sunday, 1 Richard II
Seal: fragment with a star shape and ?the head of an animal
Endorsement suggest that this was part of the Phillipps sale (D187/1/4-6 above)

[no title]  D187/1/17  8 Jan [1640]

Contents:
Quitclaim by George Jepson otherwise Jesson of Wednesbury, yeoman, to William Burbage of Tamworth, brasier, and Richard Mogge of Tamworth, ironmonger, of 9 selions of arable land below or within the manor farm of Wigginton

THE TOWNSHEND MANUSCRIPTS  [no ref. or date]

Archival history:
The papers were purchased by Tamworth Borough Council in 1911 and 1912. In 1950 the civic records among them were retained by the Town Clerk whilst the rest were transferred to Tamworth Library.

Creator(s): Townshend family, Marquesses Townshend, of Rainham, Norfolk; Townsend family of Tamworth, Staffordshire


Arrangement: The arrangement imposed on the papers before their deposit in Lichfield Record Office has been retained, and there is a considerable degree of thematic and chronological overlap between the sections.


Contents:
These are letters and other papers of the Townshend family of Rainham (Norfolk) and of Tamworth relating mainly to political and electoral matters. The family members represented in these papers are:
Horatio, Baron Townshend and 1st Viscount Townshend (c1630-1687)
Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674-1738)
Charles, 3rd Viscount Townshend (1700-1764)
George, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquis (from 1787)
Townshend (1724-1807)
Most of these papers date from the time of the 4th viscount.
In 1751 he married Lady Charlotte Compton, baroness de Ferrers (see D187/2/12 below), who inherited Tamworth Castle on the death of her father, the 5th earl of Northampton, in 1754. Many of the letters therefore concern Townshend's Castle interest in Tamworth, which shared or contested electoral and local governmental influence in the town with the Drayton Manor interest of Thomas Thynne, 3rd Viscount Weymouth.
A few of these papers may have been those of Charles Townshend, brother of the 4th Viscount and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1725-1767)
For the sake of brevity holders of the Townshend title have been referred to in the document descriptions as 'Lord Townshend'.

'Non-local' (i.e. not relating to Tamworth)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/1  17th - 18th Centuries

Contents:
Near contemporary copy of grant by Charles II of the honour and castle of Tutbury to Rupert Browne and Samuel Boheme, 1683 c1683
Two manuscript copies of a bill to preserve the privileges of the City of London and the freedom of elections [18th cent]
Notes of information from various sources on the Neville family during the reigns of Edward IV, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I [18th cent]
Note of the money due to and owing by Nathaniel Blackerby as treasurer and receiver of the monies applicable to the building of fifty new churches in London and Westminster c1750
Extract from the journal of the House of Commons journal recording resolutions passed relating to the Carmarthen election petition 1727
Manuscript copy of "an act for securing the freedom of elections of members to serve for the Com[m]ons in Parliament" 1721
"An intended bill to avoid and prevent inconveniences, damages and mischiefs occasioned by dogs", proposing a tax on the keeping of dogs c1750

Miscellaneous letters: dated  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/2  17th - 18th Centuries

Contents:
"M.M." to Horatio Lord Townshend, Lord Lieutenant of Horse "att his lodgings att Mr Nospall's over agaynst the new exchange in the Strand, London": "My lord, the genl lay here yesternight, and continued here till one or two of the clock this day, his company were Sir Ro. Roobwoode, Mr Tasburgh, young Hawes, all Recn. The Mayor and the rest of the body, wayghted upon him att Martins, to whom he promised the renew of their charter, as alsoe the making the river navigable from Brand to Thetford, which, if he doeth, it will cost him at least 3 or 400 £. A very good work - There were at least 500 horses came out of Norwich with him, some 2 miles, some 6 miles and some 10 miles. He hath made a promise of a very great provision for the men of Norwich. He called me knave before all the people when he put his foot in the stirrupp. So my amusing (Jermyne) hath by Mr T advice exasperated th story hugly agaynst me / Amen / Here are strong reports of the (D) of (H) coming over, but how true jh" 19 Apr [16]64
Henry Sorrell to Richard Leman (Fleet Street, London) asking him to present his bill of £25 for payment 30 Aug 1701
Arthur Branthwayte to Lord Townshend (Rainham) containing advance information of a projected meeting of the opposition party at the King's Head, Norwich, concerning the next parliamentary Election, to be attended by Lord Dysart and Sir Rolf? Davery 14 May 1705
?J Bunavel (Bordeaux, France) to Henry Powell ("at the Prince's house, Leicesterfields") concerning wine ordered for ?the Prince of Wales. ?Sep 1725
From William Rollinson (Bordeaux, France) concerning the purchase of wine 4 Sep 1725
From Edward Francklin (Rainham) to Lord Townshend asking for more receipts for subscriptions he is collecting and listing names of subscribers 2 May 1739
From G Burkston (Ashbourne) to "my lady" sending half-yearly account and asking whether to "lay comands" on tenants at Tamworth 8 Jan 1760
From Robet Abney to W Abney (Tamworth) concerning the purchase of horses 10 Jan 1760
From G Burkston (Ashbourne) to "my lady" concerning lodging of title deeds of an estate sold to James Cox and a rumour at Tamworth that the General [?George, later 4th Viscount Townshend] has given his interest to [Simon] Luttrell 13 Feb 1761
From Joseph Dean, junior (Ashbourne) to Robert Andrews (Grosvenor Street, London) concerning purchase money for an estate in Bradbourne 23 Feb 1761
From James Cox (Hatton Garden, London) to Colonel Townshend (Audley Square, London) concerning the reason for the delay in transferring title deeds 30 Mar 1761
From Samuel Cox (Chancery Lane, London) stating his case in a dispute over title deeds 21 Mar 1761
Letter in Spanish or Portuguese 18 ?May 1763
From I Watts (Boothby near Spilsbury) to Lord Townshend (Audley Square, London) concerning the purchase of a mare 29 Apr 1765
From Lord Townshend's brother: "I find no director can serve Woodcock except Jones, with whom, and his friend Lord Sandwich, I necessarily have no weight. A letter from you will do the business." 25 Jun 1765
From Andrew Drummond Young (London) to Lord Townshend acknowledging bills drawn on various persons 8 Jul 1765
From Samuel Luson (Blunston, Near Lowestoft) to Lord Townshend asking for assistance in procuring him the place of sergeant-at-arms "attending the Lord Treasurer or also the House of Commons" 8 Jul 1765
From Alexander Schomberg (Windsor Castle) to Lord Townshend recommending his brother Henry "where I am happy to think I have recommended myself". 24 Jul 1765
From G Burkston (Ashbourne) to Lord Townshend concerning horses 5 Aug [17]65
From S Parry to Lord Townshend congratulating him on his success in Tamworth 8 Aug 1765
From Francis Moniatt (Dereham) to Lord Townshend (Tamworth) concerning two fifers 5 Oct 1765
From J W Hutchings (Bradford) to Alderman Price (Tamworth) asking him to intercede with Lord Townshend to obtain a discharge. 12 Oct 1765
From Arthur Branthwayt (Hethel) to Lord Townshend (Rainham) expressing gratitude for "so high an obligation". 6 Jan 1766
From W Clarke Woodbine (Rainham) to Lord Townshend (Audley Square, London) on the death of Mr Pack, a tenant 5 Mar 1766
From W Clarke Woodbine (Swaffham) to Lord Townshend on proposals for the future of Mr Pack's farm and family 26 Mar 1766
From William Fisher (Yarmouth) to Lord Townshend (Rainham) inviting him to dinner to mark Fisher's taking up of a public office 21 Sep 1766
From Lord Barrington (Cavendish Square, London) to Lord Townshend (Audley Square, London) stating that he has relinquished patronage of the army to Lord Granby and cannot therefore provide for Lieutenant Woolbridge, recommended by Lord Townshend 1 Oct 1766
From [?] Framingham (Swaffham) to Lord Townshend (Rainham) concerning shares in a scheme to be executed by the time of the next races 11 Sep 1766
From Dingley Askham (Comington) to Lord Townshend concerning the purchase of 20 bushels of [?] 17 Occt 1766
From Robert ?Shaule (Norfolk Militia, Fransham) to Lord Townshend petitioning for help in bankruptcy 2 Dec 1766
From Daniel Astle (Brickley Lodge) to to Lord Townshend concnering horses and dogs 8 Dec 1766
From J Turner (Washam) to Lord Townshend regretting that Lord and Lady Townshend's visit to him was prevented by bad weather 27 Dec 1766
From Charles Frederick (Royal Powder Mills, Faversham) to Lord Townshend describing an explosion at the powder mills 4 Jan 1767
From Thomas Thoroton (Knightsbridge) to Lord Townshend writing on behalf of Lord Granby to discourage travelling in bad weather 30 Jan 1767
From Francis Longe (Spixworth) to Lord Townshend concerning holly plants 2 Jan 1767
From Sir Armine Wodehouse (Pall Mall, London) to Lord Townshend reporting on a parliamentary debate on the Navy, discussing political alignments and the issues of America and the East India Company 14 Feb 1767
From S Parry to Lord Townshend describing a call on the Marquis of Granby and mentioning a man with architectural and building knowledge who could serve Lord Townshend 16 Feb 1767
From John Lees to ?Lady Townshend on engaging the services of a builder 17 Feb 1767
From William Pretheroe (East Barsham) to Lord Townshend promising him one vote but stating that he must give the other to Sir Edward Astley and enquiring whether Mr de Grey was the candidate favoured by Townshend 7 Nov 1767
From Henry Parish (Rainham) to Lord Townshend concerning political affairs at Rainham. Mr Fenn is to give one vote to his lordship and one to Astley and looks as if "he will be your Justice of Peace and make your Lordship's interest his first object." Lady Leicester, Lord Oxford and others are interceding with the Advocate General to get the Dereham and Wyndham courts for Mr James Smyth. Parish suggests that it might be worth Townshend's while to aid the project as Smyth is "sincerely attached" to Townshend's interests. 21 Jun 1769

Miscellaneous letters: undated or partly dated  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/3  17th - 18th Centuries

Contents:
From ?S Apsley: "I am glad the tyme off the parliamente aproaches so faste that I may hoape for the honour of serving yr Lordshipe heare, which I esteeme a greater happyness than all the pleasures of thys towne and the ffayre inhabitants therein can afforde. I have this morning sent this note to Mr Spellman - haec generi incrementa fides, when yr. Lordsp. comes to towne you shall see many more, and if you shall lyke any other better it is but spoyling of a seale, thys is intended only to deliver the ffaythe to the succeeding ages that they may honour yr. name and memory, as wee that are living doe yr. Person. Heare has byn a greate contention betwixte the embassadors off two mighty princes aboute a very ridiculous trifle, whose coatche shold goe ffyrste in which conflicte the Spanish counte has much out-witted the Frenche. There is no news in the towne of any moment, iff my occasions would have given mee leave I should have kyste yr. Lordsp. handes att Norwiche ..." [17th cent]
Unidentified to Lord Townshend comparing the writer's country pleasures with those of the recipient, "a courtier and a falconer" [17th cent]
From Samuel Rash (Dereham) to Lord Townshend (South Audley Square, London) congratulating him on the establishment of the "Institution of the Charity Children" [18th cent]
From S Hanton (Brandon) to Lord Townshend on some commercial transaction [18th cent]
From E Thurlow to Lord Townshend arranging a time to wait on him [18th cent]
From Sir Armine Wodehouse to Lord Townshend confirming that 3 May is a suitable day for the corps exercise at Yarmouth [18th cent]

Miscellaneous documents  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/4  18th Century

Contents:
Promissory note to pay Charles Townshend £1500, signed by [?Lord] Townshend 28 Sep 1766
Note: "John Sadler fixd Officers of Cliffe 2 out ride in Bedford collection [?h]is residence is at Bullwick neer Oundle in Northampton Shier"[18th cent]
Abstract of a lease of Cranmore Hall from Daniel Jones to General George Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend], with plan 11 Jan 1752
Bill from Mr Andrews, solicitor, to George Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] for services in connection with the sale of an estate to Lord Moreton 1761
Copy accounts of the late Lord Townshend's manors of Denham and Desning and other estates in Suffolk 1764

Tamworth elections, etc  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/5  18th Century

Contents:
Letter from Simon Luttrell (London) on political manoeuverings by in Tamworth by Sir Robert Burdett and Lord Donegal 6 Jan 1761
Letter from Sir Robert Burdett to to Lord Townshend indicating his desire to remain neutral 21 Jul 1765
Letter from Lord Middleton to Lord Townshend promising not to intefere in the Tamworth election as he has no property there. 17 Jul 1765
Letter from Simon Luttrell (Audley Street, London) to Lord Townshend on the Tamworth election and the parliamentary situation 30 Jul 1765
Copy of a letter from Simon Luttrell to John Willington concerning election expenses 12 Jun 1766
Agreement between Lord Townshend and Colonel Luttrell on the nomination and support of candidates for Tamworth 13 Jul 1765-28 Mar 1766
Memo of Lord Townshend concerning money for election expenses [1760s]
Copy of a letter from Major Staunton to Colonel Luttrell on Lord Weymouth's and Lord Townshend's bond to secure his father Simon Luttrell a parliamentary seat 14 Sep 1767
Letter from Lord Townshend (Dublin Castle) to Colonel Luttrell pledging to fulfil his and Lord Weymouth's bond to secure his father Simon Luttrell a parliamentary seat if Lord Weymouth fails to fulfil his part of it 5 Jan 1768
Letter from Lord Robert Bertie to Lord Townshend on Simon Luttrell's objections to Mr Willington's election accounts 12 Apr 1768
Copy of Simon Luttrell's objections to John Willington's election accounts sent to Lord Robert Bertie 12 May 1768
Letter from Charles Townshend to Lord Townshend on the inevitability of a contest at Tamworth 14 Jun ?1765
Letter from William de Grey, Attorney General, to Lord Townshend on the Tamworth election and the Pontefract election petition 26 Nov 1769
Counsel's opinion on the bill of expenses 16 May 1768
Protest by supporters of the joint interest of General Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] and Simon Luttrell against the turning out by Townshend of certain tenants for having supported Luttrell [1760s]
General Townshend's answer to the above [1760s]
Notes by Lord Townshend on the above [1760s]
Letter from Lord Weymouth (Ealing) to Lord Townshend expressing disappointment that an agreement regarding their respective electoral interests in Tamworth is not imminent [1760s]
Letter from Lord Weymouth (Ealing) to Charles Townshend asserting his (Weymouth's) right to nominate a member to the current vacancy in Tamworth [1760s]
Letter from Lord Robert Bertie (Grendon Hall) to Lord Townshend reporting Lord Weymouth's attitude to the filling up of vacancies on Tamworth corporation 6 Oct 1765
Letter from John Levett to Lord Townshend expressing regret that Levett's tenant opposed Townshend's interest 9 Oct [?1766]
Letter from Simon Luttrell (South Audley Street, London) to Lord Townshend: "I find the canvass at Tamworth must decide whether you or Lord Weymouth has the most indefeasible title". 16 Jul [?1766]
Letter from E Thurlow (Drayton) to [?Charles Townshend] on the prospects for an accommodation in Tamworth betweeen Smith and Spenser. 27 Dec 1765
Letter from William de Grey, Attorney General, to Lord Townshend reporting that Lord Weymouth wishes to support Townshend's interest and nomination at Tamworth and describing the proposed arrangements for the representation of the town 3 Nov 1768
John Willington's accounts with Lord Townshend and Simon Luttrell for election and other expenses 1765-1766
List of sums advanced to people concerned in the Tamworth election [1766]
State of Tamworth innkeepers' accounts with Lord Townshend [1766]
Abstract of bills incurred in the election [1766]
Letter from Christopher Horton (Catton) on electoral prospects in Tamworth 2 Jun 1756
Letter from G Burkston (Tamworth) to General Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] (Audley Square, London) asking whether he should give Moggs, Daws, Hair and Freeman (Townshend's tenants) notice to quit for having called themselves "plumpers for Lutterill". 18 Mar 1761
Letter from G Burkston (Ashbourne) to General Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] (Audley Square, London) on his efforts to promote Townshend's electoral interest in Tamworth 23 Mar 1761
Letter from G Burkston to General Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] (Audley Square, London) on Sir Robert Burdett's electoral prospects in Tamworth 24 Mar 1761
Letter from G Burkston (Tamworth) to General Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] on the state of opinion in Tamworth and the position of Townshend's tenants 25 Mar 1761
Letter from G Burkston (Tamworth) to General Townshend [later 4th Viscount Viscount Townshend] (Audley Square, London) reporting on the favourable prospects for Townshend's interest in Tamworth and that he has given Daws, Moggs and Freeman (Townshend's tenants) notice to quit for having failed to adhere to that interest 28 Mar [1761]
Letter from G Burkston (Tamworth) to General Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] (Audley Square, London) reporting the election of Sir Robert Burdett and Lord Villiers for Tamworth 1 Apr 1761
Letter from G Burkston (Ashbourne) to [General Townshend, later 4th Viscount Townshend] giving further details of the Tamworth election 11 Apr 1761

[no title]  D187/2/6  18th Century

Contents:
Letter from William Willcox (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on a coat he has made for Townshend and the political speculation in Tamworth caused by Lord Weymouth's turning out of his tenants 11 Dec 1763
Letter from G Burkston (Ashbourne) to Lord Townshend on various matters including the proposed Tamworth navigation and the eviction of tenants by Lord Weymouth and his offering of the farms to inhabitants of the town 28 Sep 1764
Letter from W Sawrey (Elford) to Lord Townshend explaining that he wishes to serve Townshend but that he should remain neutral as he is the domestic chaplain to Lord Donegal, who is to support Lord Weymouth 16 Jul 1765
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend asking him to write to Mrs Repington to ask her to influence her tenants to favour Mr Shirley 27 Jul 1765
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on a list of voters and their possible intentions which he has drawn up, and the electoral advantages of Townshend purchasing the Bolehill Estate and other property 6 Aug 1765
Letter from John Willington (Atterbury) to Lord Townshend arranging for Townshend to visit Tamworth to meet Simon Luttrell 10 Aug 1765
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend reporting that the election "heat" has subsided and that he does not observe any discontent among Townshend's friends 9 Nov 1765
Letter from John Lees (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend conveying protestations of loyalty from Mr Buckstone, Townshend's former servant, and reporting on the good state of the livestock at Bradburn and the harmony among the people at Tamworth 13 Nov 1765
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend concerning £250 owing from Simon Luttrell 27 Nov 1765
Copies of letters concerning £250 owing from Simon Luttrell Nov 1765
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on expenses arising out of the election 7 Dec 1765
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on: the possibility of the sale of the Moat to Colonel Luttrell and there being organised opposition at the next election; the deaths of two of Townshend's supporters on the Corporation and the desire of two men who voted for Townshend's interest to be rewarded with land 14 Dec 1765
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on the peaceful election of Mr Thurlow and the subsequent celebrations 23 Dec 1765
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on election expenses still owed by Simon Luttrell and the placing of a poor man as a labourer in the Ordnance rather than letting him land to give him a vote 16 Apr 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on: the distribution of turnip seed; money still owing from Simon Luttrell; applications for tenancies; houses in Tamworth for possible purchase by Townshend 24 Jun 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on: Simon Luttrell's demand for an abatement of £1000 of the money he owes; Townshend's trouble with Bell ("there is no satisfying common people"); Josiah Dakin's commission in the Excise; Mr Wolferstan of Statfold sending thanks for venison 7 Sep 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend relating to the settlement of accounts for the purchase of Mr Abney's estate, the Bolehall esate and "all the rest of the Tamworth new purchases", setting out the method of getting "shut of Mr Luttrell & thereby to prevent the threatened opposition" for £457 10s. Robinson and Willis have taken possession of Hill Croft. Willington asks permission to use the Castle dining room for the Leet dinner. 4 Apr 1767
Letter from John Willington to John Lees on Samuel Lovatt of Bradbourne, horses, dogs and the payment of the parochial levy on Proudman's Meadow 2 Jun 1767
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to John Lees asking whether to send money for Lord Townshend raised from the sale of timber in Walton Wood and reporting that Lord Weymouth has stayed at Drayton Manor and that Simon Luttrell is not to stand for the borough 7 Sep 1767
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth): Mr Oldershaw's intentions are not quite certain but if "something handsome" were done for Mr Burslem it would "remove the dissatisfaction in Mr Oldershaw which has arisen from my Lord's giving to Mr Pipe the living of Walton". 24 Oct 1768
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend reporting that he has received a letter from Lord Robert Bertie saying that Mr Dodd has named Mr Harcourt Powell and Mr Tucker [to peform some office] 3 Jun 1769

Undated letters  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/7  18th Century

Contents:
Letter from John Lees (London) to Lord Townshend reporting that Lord Weymouth says "that it is pefectly agreeable to him to have the vacancies at Tamworth filled up by your lordship's friends" and that Lord Grantly enquires after Townshend. 17 Jul [1760s]
Letter from A or H Howard (Lichfield) to Lord Townshend reporting progress in canvassing and flattering Townshend 31 Oct [1760s]
Letter from John Lees to Major Stanton, adjutant-general, describing a speech by Mr Shirley expressing dissatisfaction at the compromise [1760s]

Tamworth elections: voters lists, etc  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/8  18th Century

Contents:
Notebook containing lists of voters and notes on their places of work and other particulars [?1766]
"Mr Buckston's list of tenants at Tamworth" [?1766]
List of "uncertain votes at Tamworth" [?1765]
List of "certain votes for Mr Shirley alphabetically digested" [?1765]
"Memorandum concerning Tamworth" under headings "rent", "purchase", "tenant", "who voted for", "supposed increase of votes since last election". Renting of Churchill's fishery and Castle yard mentioned. [1760s]
Memoranda of favours desired by Tamworth voters [1760s]
Includes summary of military and naval Career of Humphrey Dawes, a former Inmate of Chelsea Hospital. Also a note that the people of Tamworth expect Lord Townshend and Lord Weymouth to arrange a survey for the intended canal "to fix a proper plan for a Navigation for the benefit of Tamworth agt. the next session of Parlt."
List of voters and voting intentions [1760s]
Particulars of "tenants to be applied to get other votes" [?1766]
Rental drawn up for election purposes [?1766]

Tamworth elections: miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/9  18th Century

Contents:
Note to Randle Wilbraham, esq at Rodehall, Cheshire, "to desire he will prevail upon Mr Pickering to desire his son to make Mr Edwd Man's vote for Mr Shirley" [?1766]
Reply to a representation concerning the eviction of Townshend's tenants, Dawes, Moggs and Freeman [?1761]
"A plain question to the voters of Tamworth": manuscript election squib complaining of the erosion of the borough's electoral freedom by the two predominant interests [1760s]
Election songs on behalf of Luttrell and Shirley [?1765]
Note: "disappointment: at the Swain in Bowbridge Street (Lakins) seven couple asked only one went viz Tho: Pickard and his wife, cobr: upon Coal Hill". [1760s]
Notes headed "Bowling Green" on various voters. Part missing. [1760s]
Note headed "Bowling Green in Lic St": "had no company as determined to take in billets form my Ld Townshend if sent. Going down to the Bowling Green to buy a barrel of ale." [1760s]
Note on a voter and his wife [1760s]
Memorandum [by I Wirkham] of a conversation with a former servant of an elector about the latter's voting intentions Jul [1760s]
Memorandum [by I Wirkham] on a conversation with an elector's servant or mistress about influencing his vote Jul [1760s]
Letter from I Wirkhham (Bowbridge Street) to Lord Townshend on his canvassing activities [1760s]
List of members of Tamworth Corporation with their occupations and probable voting intentions 1764

Various documents relating to Tamworth  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/10  18th Century

Contents:
Letter from Thomas Oakes (Tamworth) on the appointment of a Recorder [Hon Heneage Legge] to succeed Samuel Girdler, and the powers of the Constable of the Castle Liberty concerning poor laws and castle mills 15 Oct 1740
Letter from Jos. Clifford (Tamworth) concering the office of Constable of Castle Liberty 18 Oct 1742
Counsel's opinion on fishing rights at Catton in the manor of Walton 3 Nov 1750
Daniel Astle's account to Hon. George Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] of payments for estate labour 1755-1756
Agreement between Samuel Egerton and Lord Townshend for the sale of the manor of Bolehall 5 Sep 1765
List of "Tamworth debts" [?1765-1767]
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend reporting that Mr Thurlow has purchased "the large sashed house in Church Street and intends making it the place of his residence in the Vacations." 4 Jan 1766
Agreement between Wiliam Abney and Lord Townshend for the sale of the Moat, 2 houses in Lichfield Street and other property 3 Mar 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend concering the lawsuit between Smith and Spencer, the opening the Tamworth organ, the defeat of the Lichfield petition, the agreement for the sale of the Moat, and Willington's residence either at the Moat or where he is now 3 Mar 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend concerning the letting of ouses to electors and related matters 5 Mar 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on the making of militia shoes by Tamworth shoemakers and the filling of a vacancy in the Ordnance 1 Mar 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on electors turned out of houses 1 Mar 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to John Lees on the lack of pension of a former soldier and Willington's plan to postpone his visit to Lord Townshend at Rainham until after the election of bailiffs by Tamworth corporation. 7 Jul 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on buying venison locally from Wolseley Park and the progress of turnip seed 21 Jul 1766
Letter from John Lees (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on placing Townshend's friends in the vacancies in the office of bailiff and on the corporation, and sewer repairs. 28 Jul 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth to Lord Townshend on a venison dinner for the corporation and payments to ale houses made so discreetly that Lord Weymouth cannot take offence 9 Aug 1766
Letter from John Willington (London) to Lord Townshend on the possible application of Townshend's bounty to the lowering of the price of wheat to the poor of Tamworth and the possibility of getting Simon Luttrell to settle the election accounts 17 Feb 1767
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on the court leet dinner at the castle and parliamentary concerns in Derbyshire 9 May 1767
Enclosed: letter to a newspaper from Henry Harpur denying that he intends to resign as MP for Derbyshire.
Letter from John Willington to John Lees on the harmony and jollity at the court leet dinner. 23 May 1767
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on management of estate woodland, Townshend's trouble over the navigation and the listing in 1776 of his name for a patent for a marquisate. 6 Apr 1785
Letter from John Willington to Lord Townshend (Tamworth) congratulating him on the marriage of Lady Elizabeth and Colonel Loftus, referring to a detail of a family financial settlement and commenting on the political situation in France 24 May 1790
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend congratulating him on the birth of Lady Elizabeth Loftus's son and reporting the likely establishment in Tamworth of a factory producing fine table cloths and other linen goods. 20 Feb 1791
Letter from Thomas Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend thanking him for the aid of his secretary in Willington's successful lawsuit against a man who had wronged him and reporting the failure of the attempt to damage Townshend's interests in Tamworth regarding "the Passage". 28 Aug 1805
Certificate as to Robert Tubb being a proper person for admission to the Royal Chelsea Hospital. Note on the Window Tax endorsed 10 Apr 1766
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to John Lees on the appointment of Littlefear to a post 13 Jun 1767
Letter from John Willlington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend congratulating him on his appointment as Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk and referring to the recent reduction of taxes, the dispatches from Lord Cornwallis, the payment of bills and the letting of a farm 10 Feb 1792
Letter from John Tayler giving a detailed account of his military career nd
Accounts by John Willington concerning Lord Tonwhsned's purchase of property including the Bolehall Estate 1765-1777
Letter from W Sawrey (Fisherwick) to Lord Townshend thanking him for writing to Lord Donegal [1760s]
Letter from Christopher French (London) to Sergeant [Joseph] Ball reporting that he has not yet been able to see General Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] on Ball's behalf 27 May 1760
Certificate of character of Sergeant Joseph Ball late of the 28th Regiment 16 Aug 1760
Certificate of discharge of Sergeant Joseph Ball from Sir John Bruce's Regiment of Foot 6 Feb 1748/9
Petition from Joseph Ball to John Willington asking that General Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] should confer on him "the King's Letter". [c1760]
Certificate of Joseph Ball's incapacity through rheumatism issued by the commuissioners of Chelsea Hospital 1 Dec 1759
Letter from Joseph Heath (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend concerning Heath's enquiries about houses for sale 12 Mar 1761
Letter from Joseph Heath (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on the money spent by Mr Wilson in improving a garden and building a bath 22 May 1765
Letter from William Willis and William Robinson (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on a dispute over the tenancy of "illcroft" 11 Jul 1766
Letter from John Lees to Lord Townshend concerning payment to Major Stanton for two houses in Tamworth. 19 Feb 1767
Letter from S Parry to Lord Townshend on the payment of Major Stanton's bill and wine in Jamaica. 19 Feb 1767
Letter from Thomas Harper (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend concerning the sale of a half-share of tenements in Silver Street 30 May 1767
Letter from John Willington to Lady Townshend (Tamworth) concerning the Buckley Lodge lease. 24 Oct 1768
Letter from Keeling Sadler (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend asking him to procure promotion for his brother John, an Excise officer. 11 Aug 1773
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on the decision of Mr Gray's son not to go again into the Army 3 Oct 1791
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend on a "turbulent and mistaken set of people" in Norfolk with whom Townshend dealt as a magistrate. 5 Dec 1791

Tamworth elections: various letters  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/11  18th - 19th Centuries

Contents:
Letter from C Cotes (Woodcote) [candidate for Tamworth in 1741] to Lord Townshend concerning the possible choice of the other candidate. 4 Oct 1740
Letter from George Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] (Audley Square, London) to Lord Andover recommending Mr Forrester as the new candidate for Tamworth following the ennoblement of Mr Villars 23 May 1756
Letter from Thomas Astle (London) to Lord Townshend recommending the purchase of the Bow Hall estate and other property to strengthen Townshend's political interest in Tamworth and asking for directions about arresting Godfrey 31 Jul 1764
Letter from G Shirley (Eatington) to Lord Townshend giving details of a canvass made at Tamworth. 8 Aug 1765
Letter from Simon Luttrell (Four Oaks) to Lord Townshend on preparations for the election. 28 Aug 1765
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend announcing the unopposed return of General Vernon as member for Tamworth 30 Nov 1768
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend congratulating him on the birth of a son and mentioning £50 sent by Townshend for distribution after the last election and a living for Mr Burslem. 18 Jan 1769
Letter from John Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend announcing the death of Wilkins, an old servant, and referring to Thomas Littlefeare's request for assistance. 20 May 1769
Letter from Thomas Willington (Tamworth) to Lord Townshend announcing the election of Sir Robert Peel and General Loftus for Tamworth 3 Nov 1806
Letter from H L Greenway (Warwick) to the Bailiff of Tamworth sending the Sheriff of Warwickshire's precept [not present] 30 Apr 1807
Letter from H L Greenway (Warwick) to Thomas Willington asking him to inform the bearer where he should deliver the Sheriff of Warwickshire's precept 30 Apr 1807
Letter from John Collins to Thomas Willington sending the precept and explaining the necessary procedure 1 May 1807
Letter from John Collins to Thomas Willington hoping he has received the Tamworth precept 2 May 1807
Letter from Sir Robert Peel (Drayton Manor) to Thomas Willington suggesting that everything on behalf of himself and General Loftus be conducted as at the last election and that Mr Holmes and Mr Nevill be asked to attend at the Town Hall in their official capacity. 4 May 1807

Ferrers-Townshend marriage, 1751  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/2/12  1751

Contents:
Letter from Lord Northampton (Chiswick) to Lord Townshend concerning the marriage settlement on his daughter, Lady Charlotte Compton, baroness de Ferrers, sought in marriage by George Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] 12 Aug 1751
Letter from Lord Northampton (Chiswick) to Lord Townshend concerning the marriage settlement on his daughter, Lady Charlotte Compton, baroness de Ferrers, sought in marriage by George Townshend [later 4th Viscount Townshend] 14 Aug 1751
Letter from Lord Northampton to Lord Townshend on arrangements for the ceremony 17 Dec 1751

Correspondence with Sir Robert Peel  [no ref. or date]


Related information: (See also D187/2/11 above)

[no title]  D187/2/13  1799

Contents:
Copy of a letter from Lord Townshend to Sir Robert Peel stating that Lord Leicester's permission is necessary before Peel avails himself of coal from the Townshend estate and congratulating him on the succession of naval victories. 16 Jul 1799
Letter from Sir Robert Peel (Bury) to Lord Townshend on the extraction of coal from Townshend's estate and Lady Townshend's present of "fishing apparatus" to Peel's son Edmund 23 Jul 1799

RECORDS OF THE COLLINS FAMILY OF TAMWORTH  [no ref. or date]

Creator(s): Collins family of Tamworth, Staffordshire


Contents:
These are the records of Simon Collins (headmaster of Tamworth Grammar School, 1752-1793, and Vicar of Tamworth, 1758-1761) and his family and descendants.

[no title]  D187/3/1  1742-1746

Contents:
Journal of expenses of Simon Collins whilst a scholar at Oxford
Enclosed: account relating to the late Miss Susannah Collins's estate

[no title]  D187/3/2  1764-1769; 1912-1913

Contents:
Journal of expenses of Simon Collins, 1764-1769
Enclosed: receipts, 1760 & 1797, dried plants, newspaper cuttings and letter, 1912-1913

[no title]  D187/3/3  1769-1772; 1913

Contents:
Journal of expenses of Simon Collins, 1769-1772
Enclosed: newspaper cuttings, notes and cloth samples, nd and 1913

[no title]  D187/3/4  1747/8-1761

Contents:
Accounts of receipts and payments in connection with singers at King's Norton, 1747/8-1748; numbers of communicants and amount of collections at Tamworth church, 1754-1761

[no title]  D187/3/5  1754-c1810

Contents:
Copies of applications for the reading of banns in Tamworth, 1754-1756; notes and accounts concerning crop rotation, livestock and estate buildings at Lullington, c1810

[no title]  D187/3/6  1784; 19th cent

Contents:
Printed cases in a tithe dispute heard in the House of Lords in which Daniel Collins, vicar of Claverdon and brother of Samuel Collins, was the appellant, 1784, with explanatory note by Simon Collins's great grandson, 19th cent

[no title]  D187/3/7  1793-1805

Contents:
Receipts and bills, mainly from Tamworth tradesmen

[no title]  D187/3/8  18th cent

Contents:
Historical notes and extracts from documents relating to Tamworth church and grammar school, the manor of Coton-in-the-Elms and the perambulation of Tamworth parish

[no title]  D187/3/9  ?18th cent

Contents:
Sketches of churches and other buildings, including Tamworth scenes; lines of poetry

[no title]  D187/3/10  18th cent-1894

Contents:
Notebook containing the text possibly of a sermon, rough drawings of buildings and architectural features, correspondence, notes and dried plants

[no title]  D187/3/11  1805-1893

Contents:
Bill for legal expenses arising from Rev Charles Edward Collins' appointment as schoolmaster of Tamworth Grammar School and his election as a burgess, 1805-1807; sale particulars of furniture in premises at Warton occupied by Mrs Collins, 1861; Tamworth Herald article on the letting of roadside herbage in Warton, 1893

[no title]  D187/3/12  1809

Contents:
Notebook marked 'Codger's Key to Library and 'Octavius Collins' containing an inventory of books

[no title]  D187/3/13  1906

Contents:
Pamphlet on the architectural history of Clifton Campville parish church and its need of repair

[no title]  D187/3/14  1912-1913

Contents:
Tamworth Herald article on a subscription for the relief of a debt of Tamworth borough in 1786, 1912, with covering letter from editor and honorary curator of Tamworth Castle Musuem

[no title]  D187/3/15  1751

Contents:
The earl of Macclesfield's speech in the house of peers on Monday the 18th day of March 1750. At the second reading of the bill for regulationg the commencemnt of the year, & c.

PARISH AND CHARITY RECORDS  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
These include items which seem to be the results of research into the places concerned rather than being parish records proper.

Charities  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/4/1  1671-c1739

Contents:
Notebook containing details of Tamworth charitable bequests begun in 1671 by the incumbent, Samuel Langley

[no title]  D187/4/2  1726-1736

Contents:
Bills and other records concerning work done for Elizabeth Mousley on houses in Tamworth

[no title]  D187/4/3  18th cent-1950

Contents:
Amended table giving details of local charities founded between 1564 and 1741, 18th or early 19th cent; copies of vestry resolutions and other transactions covering 1660-1759 and relating to Henry Smith's Charity, Wilnecote Chapel, non-payment of church rates, a dispute with the prebendaries over their liability to repair the chancel, failure by the churchwardens and sidesmen to collect and enter church rates, and the local workhouses, with (reversed at end) copy of perambulations of the parish boundaries, 1660-1666, 18th or early 19th cent; newspaper article on the origin of Tamworth municipal charities, 1950

Poor relief  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/4/4  1689-1695

Contents:
Accounts of poor law or charitable disbursements, probably in Tamworth, including payments for burials and to widows

[no title]  D187/4/5  1691-1779

Contents:
Settlement certificates (all presented to the parish officers of Middleton unless otherwise stated):
William Burton of Sutton Coldfield, his mother and three children, 1691
Richard Roberts of Aston juxta Birmingham, his wife and three children, 1697
Daniel Clark of Anstey, 1707
Sarah Field of Birmingham, 1707
Robert Messenger of Aston and his wife and children, 1712
George Holland of Barton-under-Needwood and his wife and children, 1722
Robert Shakshaft of Sutton Coldfield and Frances his wife and their child, 1726
John Rodson, butcher, of Clifton Campville and Haunton, 1730 (presented to the parish officers of Austrey)
William Jervis of Drayton Bassett, his wife and any child, 1733
John Bond of Hints, Mary his wife and any children, 1735
Robert Clews of Rugeley and Mary his wife, 1736/7
Henry Bannester of Weeford, Frances his wife and their children, 1743
John Hilton of Aston near Birmingham, husbandman, Anne his wife and their children, 1749
Phillip Randle of Sutton Coldfield, Jane his wife and John their son, 1779
Removal orders:
Mary Hines alias Spencer from Austrey to Haunton, 1757
Mary Hands from Curdworth to Middleton, 1766
Lettice Harris, single woman, from the township of the Foreign of Walsall to Middleton, 1772

[no title]  D187/4/6  1759

Contents:
Fillongley poor rate levy
Stained and faded

Tamworth St Editha  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/4/7  1678-1761

Contents:
Register of burials in woollens
Reversed at end: note of parish meeting resolutions agreeing a double levy to meet parish expenses and the appointment of churchwardens' assistants, 1682-1683

[no title]  D187/4/8  c1642/3

Contents:
Notes on the legal history of the collegiate church and its propety, [c1642/3], with summary endorsement dated 1741 and typescript transcription

[no title]  D187/4/9  1707-1817

Contents:
Grant and receipts relating to the purchase of shares in pews

[no title]  D187/4/10  18th cent

Contents:
Translation of that part of the Valor Ecclesiasticus relating to Tamworth Collegiate Church, [1535]

Polesworth  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/4/11  3 Jul 1871

Contents:
Notebook containing the text of a paper on the ecclesiastical history of Polesworth read before the Tamworth Natural History Society by the Rev N Madan

[no title]  D187/4/12  27 Jul 1873

Contents:
Description (possibly part of a letter) of an embroidered cover and cushion for the pulpit of Polesworth Church, the work and gift of Laurentia Boughton, presented in 1687

[no title]  D187/4/13  Late 19th cent

Contents:
Admission ticket to an afternoon concert bearing an impression the seal of Polesworth Abbey

[no title]  D187/4/14  Late 19th cent

Contents:
Notes and drawings on church monuments at Newton Regis, Polesworth (Warks) and Orton on the Hill (Leics)

Wilnecote chapel  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also D187/4/3 above

[no title]  D187/4/15  1770-1822

Contents:
Agreement for rebuilding, with faculty and drawings, 1770; allocation of pews, 1822

OTHER RECORDS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D187/5/1  [18th cent]

Contents:
Translation of the Staffordshire section of the Roll of Perambulations of Forests for 1293-1295

[no title]  D187/5/2  1861

Contents:
Patent appointing Sir Robert Peel Keeper of the Privy Seal in Ireland

[no title]  D187/5/3  1870-1875

Contents:
Draft conveyances produced by Argyle, solicitors of Tamworth of property in: Gungate Street and Lulfield Street, Tamworth; Wembley (Mddx), Uttoxeter, Coton-in-The Elms, Bolehall, Elford Kingsbury (Warks) and Wilnecote

[no title]  D187/5/4  1886-1887

Contents:
Auction sale account book of T & J G Lowe, Tamworth Public Cattle Sales Ltd

The contents of this catalogue are the copyright of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service, Lichfield Record Office
Rights in the Access to Archives database are the property of the Crown, © 2001-2014