(Of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law formerly of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and F.R.H.S., &'c.)
Author of The Early Genealogical History of the House of Arundel; The History of the Common Law of Great Britain-and Gaul; an Introduction to the Study of Early English History; an Introduction to the History of the House of Glanville; The Shemetic Origin of the Nations of Western Europe; The Records of Chesterfield; A Treatise on the Law of Ancient Demesne; The Doomsday Book for the County of Derby ;The Pipe Rolls for the Counties of Nottingham and Derby ; The Lost Certificates of Knight Fees; The Red Book of the Exchequer; An Exposure of the Mismanagement of The Public Record Office; Editor of The Legal Quarterly Review and The Judicature Quarterly Review ; The Gentle Shakespeare ; and of various tracts on legal and genealogical questions and upon Welsh Genealogy. Robert P Marchington.26th July 2005.Completed in Durham, Co. Durham.
SIR GEO. R. SITWELL, BART., F.S.A,
Joint Editor of the Hundred of Scarsdale ;
the RIGHT HONBLE the LORD HAWKESBURY,
Joint Eiditlor of the Hundreds of High Peak.
Re-transcribed into computer format by Robert P Marchington.2004
In the County of Durham
VOL. III. SECTION VI.
G. PHILLIPSON & SONS, MARKET PLACE.
LONDON AND OXFORD : PARKER & Co. CHESTERFIELD : WILFRED EDMUNDS, "DERBYSHIRE TIMES,"
Rolls of the Forest of Peak
The Record Office has at last done something towards the arrangement of these Rolls, and with one exception—a duplicate in the Chapter House Records—the Forest Rolls are now collected with the Duchy of Lancaster Records, although as a fact the most important portion of these Rolls are properly Crown Records since the Duchy only obtained possession of this Manor in 1372, However, this for the Record Office is a small matter, and the mistake is part1ally hidden by not giving a proper date. The first Peak record is ½ in the new catalogue, it is a Royal Grant of the 14 Henry III. of Fairfield and Manistanfield. The first and most important Forest Roll was originally F 52, it has no date assignee to it except that of King Henry, but it is of the 36th year of hii reign as can readily be proved by the writ directed to the Justice: to hold the pleas, and from the internal evidence of the Roll: themselves which show that they relate to transactions dated fron the 18th of King John to the 36th Henry HI., this Roll is now ⅓ The next Roll is that of the same year which was formerly F54. and is now ¼. F 51, which is of the 13th Edward I. and is so dated, is now 1/5, and F 53 of the same year is now 1/6. .
A Roll of 30 Edward I., formerly F 55, (2) is now 1/9, it is ai extent of Fairfield.
A Roll of Edward I. was No. F 50 and is now 1/11.
Four sheets of paper of n Edward II., copy of a roll. was F 5 (6) and is now 1/13.
232 THE ROLLS OF THE FOREST OF PEAK.
Thirteen sheets of paper copies of Inquisition ad quos damnum of the 12 Edward II. and were F 55 (1) and are now 1/14.
A Roll of 4 Edward III. of 12 membranes was formerly F 55 (5) and is now 1/15.
One of 8 Edward III. consisting of 22 m. No. 1/17, is wrongly included, it is not a Derbyshire but a Lancashire Roll relating to West Derby, now a suburb of Liverpool. L12, this Roll also contains entries relating to Northamptonshire and other counties.
A membrane dated 34 Henry VIII. of encroachments is numbered 4/17.
There is a membrane of a Roll of the time of Chas I. which was formerly F 55 (3) and which is now 5/7.
Twenty-eight sheets of paper of the date 1772 consist of retuins relating to woods, it is numbered 5/9.
By attention to the changes here given any roll which was formerly numbered as above may be followed in the new numbers.
The following dates of the several tenures of office of the undermentioned King's Bailiffs are taken partly from inferences drawn from the Rolls themselves and partly from other records, it is remarkable that the Patent Rolls as published contain so few references to them, they must have been appointed by letters patent.
William earl of derby held the office six years (see p. 207, Section V.) 18 John to 6 Hy. III., he was appointed by patent 18 John, m. 4. n. 46.
Brian de insula (7to 12 Hy. III.) six years. The Pipe Roll records the grant to him of the 7 Hy. III. of the farm of the Peak and of Bolsover for ,£50.
robert de lexington (12 to 18 Hy. III.) five years. The Pipe Roll of 12 Hy. III. records his appointment. ralf fil nicolas, for one year (18 to 19 Hy. III.) john goband, for three years (19 to 21 Hy. III.) thomas de furnival, half a year (21 Hy. III.) warner engaine, for five years (21 to 26 Hy. III.) john de grey, for six years (27 to 32 Hy. III.) William DE horsenden, for one year (33 Hy. III.) Patent Roll datfd 27th April of that year, m. 6, give his appointment.
THE ROLLS OF THE FOREST OF PEAK. 233
The Roll of Offences of Vert within the Kings demesnes
(35 Henry III. 1/3 P.R.O.)
rich. DE smallcross, for vert in the demesne Park, 6d; fine ½m. bl. Hy. de Ferneley and Rich. de Weston.
rich. de redescaye, de 12d. fine ½ m.
rich. fil jul1an, de little birches.
robt. DE stanton and lucy DE beeheley vert, for the price of 4 oaks which his father received, fine 2s.
rich. de alrenesarge.
rich. DE ponte de little birches.
galf de alstanley, ball Alan fil Henry and Rd. de Rysel.
nic DE warinebrook, bail Robt. de Kintwich.
rich. de wardelowe.
wm. fabre de Warnebroc, bl. Rich. Wayfot.
rich. DE locow 'e de Wormhill, bl. Rich. Sup. le street.
hugh FIL EJ. bl. Nic le Lindweye.
will LE herbour.
rich. le risley in Tunsted, bl. Rd. de Waidelow, in Tunsted,
and Henry his son.
Nic LE hand, bail, Brun Coteril, Rad de Hassop.
thos. fil elen de medwe.
brun lumbard de Chelmorden, bl. Hy. de Tadington.
rich. DE rvsely, Nich. fil Wm. de Smallcross, Rd. de