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.
|George Sellors for the
mannor house dekayed and ye domains of Criche p di ano fo* ? ?
|50s 5d||rapll**y of June|
|the same for Debphin *y*kes ** wyll p di ano||33s 4d|
|the same for the vickers close p di ano||5s 0d|
|Johne Ptington for a farme p di ano||25s 6d|
|Rob Hill for a farme p di ano||23s 4d|
|John Smith carpenter for his farme p d ano||6s 4d|
|Henrye Douglas for a cottage p di ano||12d|
|Thomas Grestewe for his farme p di ano||5s 6d|
|???? for a potte ? for herryott1||Isabell Y*wles for a cottage p di ano||2d|
|Johne Ive for a farme p di ano||31s 8d|
|he is dead ? Herryott1 to ? ?||John Ptington senior (name of Ammos Ptington written on line above) for a cottage p di ano||6d|
|Xpofer (In Latin Christopher can be written as Xpoferus) healawe for his farme p di ano||20s|
|John Stawrer for his farme p di ano||20s|
|Thomas Bagnley for a cottage yt Ellen mosley had p di ano||3s 4d|
|Wm Radford for his farme p di ano||25s|
|John Wood ye smith for a cottage p di ano||12d|
|Ellen Alsoppe for a cottage p di ano||3s 4d|
|the same for a close called ye stones p di ano||3s 10d|
|?? is gone away||Xpofer (Christopher) Bagworth for a close called moulde meadowe p di ano||14s 2d|
|the same for one acrer in the *arde Longe p di ano||20s|
|James Cheatam for ye farm ye wood wyffe had p di ano||21s 8d|
|Johne Smith for a farme p di ano||21s 8d|
|Robt harton for a house and lands p di ano||7s|
|James Trewlove for a farme p di ano||3s 6d|
|Uxor2 graye for a cottage p di ano||3s 4d|
|Willm grexan for a farme p di ano||30s|
|Jerman norman for a cottage p d ano||2s 6d|
|Henrie hallyelye for a cottage p di anno||12d|
|Wm Cardyn for a close p di ano||13s 4d|
|Thomas Psomes for a house and lands p di ano||6s 8d|
|Raff Radford ye collyer for a farme p di ano||10s|
|Richard grace for a farme in chriche p di ano||5s 6d|
|the same for a house where he dwelleth p di ano||14s|
|A*mine Radford for a cottage p di ano||2s 6d|
|he hath this in lease of this House so long as he *ay ** ********** at ye *orke ***||Thomas Wollen ye smelter for a house in crich chase and a parcel of ground called the Tommge in the east p di ano||1d|
|Page||£20 5s 11d|
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 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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