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; ACM/S/114)
Red text shows words or letters of which I am not convinced.
|Johne Sellors [unclear text]|
|the same for d[unclear text]|
|the same for ye [unclear text]|
|Johne Ptington for a [unclear text]|
|certen lands p(er) di(midium) an(n)o [unclear text]|
|Robt Hill for his farme p di ano||23s ?d|
|John Smith carpenter for his farme p di ano||6s 4d||payd 1581|
|Henrie Dawglas for a cottage b*yld** of * le *e*t p di ano||12d||payd 1581|
|Thomas grestene for his farme p di ano||5s 6d||payd 1581|
|Vidua1 Sawars*** for a cottage p di ano||2d||payd 1581|
|Johne Ive for a farme t****** p di ano||31s 8d||payd 1581|
|Johne ptington senior for a cottage p di ano||6d||payd 1581|
|***ser Healawe for his farme p di ano||20s||payd 1581|
|Johne Stawer for his farme p di ano||20s||payd 1581|
|Ellen mosley for a cottage||3s 4d||payd 1581|
|Wm. Radford for a house & lands p di ano||25s||payd 1581|
|John Wood ye Smith for a cottage||12d||payd 1581|
|Ellen Alsopp a cottage p di ano||3s 4d||payd 1581|
|the same for a close called ye Stanes p di ano||3s 2d||payd 1581|
|Richard hodgkenson for a close called ye moulde meadewe p di ano||14s 2d||payd 1581|
|the same 1 acre in the furlong p di ano||20d||payd 1581|
|Uxor2 Wood for her farme p di ano||20d||payd 1581|
|John Smith for his farme p di ano||21s 8d||payd 1581|
|Robt. Acton (Arton) for a house & land p di ano||7s||payd 1581|
|James Trewlove for his farme||3s 6d||payd 1581|
|Uxor2 graye for a cottage p di ano||3s 4d||payd 1581|
|Willm. grexson for his farme p di ano||30s||payd 1581|
|Jerman norman for a cottage p di ano||2s 6d||payd 1581|
|Henrie Hallyslye for a (shoppe/sheppe) p di ano||12d||payd 1581|
|Wm cardyn for a close with ye vi*ker h*d p di ano||13s 4d||payd 1581|
|Tho *s****s for a house & lands p di ano||6s 8d||payd 1581|
|Raffe Radford ye Collyer for his farme p di ano||10s||payd 1581|
|Richard grace for his farme in chriche town p di ano||5s 6d||payd 1581|
|the same for a house wherin he Dwelleth p di ano||14s 2d||payd 1581|
|Am*e Radford for a cottage p di ano||2s 6d||payd 1581|
|Thomas Wolley ye smylter for a house in chrich chase & a close called Tommy in ye east p di ano||1d||payd 1581|
|Edward Bargen for a cottage p di ano||12d||payd 1581|
NOTE: p(er) di(midium) an(n)o: Means paid for the half-year.
1 Vidua means a widow
2 Uxor means a wife
'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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