CRICH PARISH

which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell

Crich ground rents paid to the Duke of Norfolk, Pentecost 1584

Transcribed by Dr Alan Wilcockson

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.

Pentecost 1584      
Chriche      
  George Sellors for the
mannor house dekayed and ye domaine of Criche p d ano ? ? ?
50s 6d ?? July
  the same for Del**hi*e nyck at wyll p d ano 33s 4d  
  the same for the vickers close p d ano 5s 0d  
  Johne Ptington for a farme p d ano 25s 6d  
  Rob Hill for a farme p d ano 23s 4d  
  John Smith carpenter for a farme p d ano 6s 4d  
  Henrye Douglas for a cottage p d ano 12d  
  Thomas Grestene for a farme p d ano 5s 6d  
  Isabell yenole* for a cottage p d ano 2d  
  John Ive for a farme p d ano 31s 8d  
  Ammos Ptynton senior for a cottage p d ano 6d  
  Xpofer (In Latin Christopher can be written as Xpoferus) healawe for a farme p d ano 20s  
his herryott1 was a ? John Stawrer for his farme p d ano 20s  
  Thomas Bageley for a cottage p d ano 3s 4d  
  Wm Radford for his farme 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  
  Xpofer (Christopher) Bagworth for the moulde meadowe p d ano 14s 2d  
  the same for an acre in the ? long p d ano 20s  
  James Cheatam for ye farm Wood wife had p d ano ? 20d ? 21s 8d  
  Johne Smith ye ? for his farme p d ano 21s 8d  
  Robt harton for a house and lands p d ano 7s  
  James Trewlove for a farme p d ano 3s 6d  
  Uxor2 graye for a cottage p d ano 3s 4d  
  Willm grexan for a farme p d ano 30s  
  Jerman norman for a cottage p d ano 2s 6d  
  Henrye hally*ly* for a cottage 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 a farme p d ano 10s  
  Richard grace for a farme in Criche p d ano 5s 6d  
  the same for that house wherein he dwelleth p d ano 14s  
  Jerman Radford for a cottage p d ano 2s 6d  
  Edward Burgen for a cottage p d ano 12d  
  Thomas Woolen ye smilter for a house in crich chase and a ? of ground called the Tommy in the easte p d ano 1d  
  Page ? ? July £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'.

Crich rents for Pentecost 1584

 

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