Rents were paid to the Duke of Norfolk twice a year – at Pentecost and Martinmas. Pentecost was seven weeks after Easter (between 10 May and 13 June) and Martinmas was on 11 November. Rents payable were Chief Rents and Ground Rents.
Chief rents were annual sum payable on some freehold property, common in North West England, but found throughout the UK. Despite its name it was not a rent.
Ground rents were regular payment required under a lease from the owner of leasehold property, payable to the freeholder. A ground rent was created when a freehold piece of land or a building was sold on a long lease.
What follows is a transcript of the record held at Sheffield City Archives (R333/IM/RW)
Red text shows words or letters of which I am not convinced.
|Johne Sellors for the
mannor of Chriche in ?
with the Domains p di ano
|the same for Delphine **cher at will p d ano||5s 6d|
|the same for ye vickers close p d ano||5s 0d|
|Johne Ptington for a ? & ? lands p d ano||25s 6d|
|Rob Hill for a farme p d ano||23s 4d|
|John Smith carpenter for his farme p d ano||6s 4d|
|Henrie Douglas for a cottage br**** ? ? wase p d ano||12d|
|Thomas Grestene for his farme p d ano||5s 6d|
|Vidua3 Sawrster for a cottage p d ano||2d|
|Johne Ive for a farme tho? p d ano||31s 8d|
|Johne Ptinton for a cottage p d ano||6d|
|p**ser healawe for his farme p d ano||20s|
|John Stawrer for his farme p d ano||20s|
|she is dead and her herryott1 ? is to pay||Ellen mosley for a cottage p d ano||3s 4d|
|Wm Radford for a house and lands p d ano||25s|
|John Wood ye smith for a cottage p d ano||12d|
|Ellen Alsoppe for a cottage p d ano||3s 4d|
|the same for a close called ye stanes p d ano||3s 2d|
|he*** away for use of ye ca********||Richard hodgkenson for a close called moulde meadowe p d ano||14s 2d|
|the same 1 acre in the furlong p d ano||20s|
|he is dead and a brasse pott **** for herryott1||Uxor2 Wood for her farme p d ano||20s|
|Johne Smith for his farme p d ano||21s 8d|
|Robt Arton for a house and lands p d ano||7s|
|James Trewlove for his farme p d ano||3s 6d|
|Uxor2 graye for a cottage p d ano||3s 4d|
|Willm grexan for his farme p d ano||30s|
|Jerman norman for a cottage p d ano||2s 6d|
|Henrie hallyelie for a shoppe/sheppe p d anno||12d|
|Wm Cardyn for a close p d ano||13s 4d|
|Thomas Psomes for a house and lands p d ano||6s 8d|
|Raffe Radford ye collyer for his farme p d ano||10s|
|Richard grace for his farme in Chrich Towne p d ano||5s 6d|
|the same for his house wherein he dwelleth p d ano||14d|
|A*mine Radford for a cottage p d ano||2s 6d|
|Thomas Wooley ye smelter for a house in crich chase and a ? of ground called the Tommy in the easte p d ano||1d|
|18.16.5. ab||Edward Burgon for a cottage p d ano||12d|
|Page||£20 18s 7d|
NOTE: p(er) di(midium) an(n)o: Means paid for the half-year.
1 Herryott - or variations on that spelling probably refers to a 'heriot', which is the best beast, payable to the lord of the manor on a tenant's death. (Thanks to Sue Brown).
2 Uxor – means wife
3 Vidua – means widow
'Sheffield City Council, Libraries Archives and Information: Sheffield Archives ACM/S/114. Reproduced with permission from His Grace the Duke of Norfolk, DL and the Director of Culture, Sheffield City Council'.
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