Alternative Reference numberJC/805
TitleExemplification of proceedings in the Court of Exchequer in Attorney-General versus John Parker of Norton Lees in the parish of Norton [Derbyshire], gentleman
DescriptionDate: 23 May in the 13th year of Elizabeth.

This document records that Sir Gilbert Gerrard attorney general appeared in court, 12 May 11 Elizabeth [1569], and laid an information that John Parker had taken possession of a piece of land called Ecklyffe alias le Clyff alias the Clyff Fieldes, containing 80 acres of arable land, 12 acres of pasture and 8 acres of meadows, situate in Norton, and being part of the dissolved monastery of Beauchiff [Beauchief Abbey], which lands were in the hands of the Queen. John Parker was allowed bail, on the recognisances of Edward West esquire of Amberden Hall, Essex and Henry Parker of Norton, gentleman, and pleaded that the above lands were formerly in the tenure of John Parker senior, who by a deed of 26 Jun 2 Elizabeth [1560], granted them to the defendant and Barbara his wife.

The sheriff of Derby, Peter Frechevyle esquire was bidden to summon a jury from the locality, and the case was set down for the assizes at Derby. John Parker was represented by his attorney Anthony Harwarde and the Queen by Gabriell Chambers.

The jurors, James Assheton, John Asshe, John Hourton, Geoffrey Hodgekynson, John Stevenson, Arthur Malker, Thomas Rawlynson, Otwell Bradbery, Henry Roo, Robert Lylly, Thomas Chapleyn and Thomas Mycock brought in a verdict of not guilty. Notes: endorsed "Veredicti non culpabilis super informationem de Intrusione versus Johannem Parker Exemplificatio."

Vellum: one skin, large seal of the Exchequer in brown wax, 4 inches in diameter.
Date23 May [1571]
Extent1 item
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