Alternative Reference numberJC/454
TitleAttested copy of an Order of the right honourable George Earl of Shrewsbury, amongst the inhabitants and parishioners of Norton, Derbyshire, concerning the order and usage of all and all manner of laies, assessments and payments in the said parish
DescriptionDate: 3 Sep in the 23rd year of Elizabeth, 1581.

A schedule stitched at the foot of the order is headed "The Forme and order of a president, wherebie to make theire Bills of all their oxganges of land, by the w[hi]ch all assessments and layes accordinge to this present order shalbe numbred, rated, laid and gathered hereafter, by all constables and churchwardens afforesaid, sett downe by the order of the Earle of Shrewsbury, and by his Lordship commanded to be kept and followed accordinglie for ever."

Then follows a schedule of four columns, headed:

(first column) " Freeholders and Tenantes Contributors to all these laies,"
(second column) "Oxganges of lande after the measure of the Churchwall,"

(third column) "Oxganges added and increased by the order of the Earle of Shrewsburie,"

(fourth column) "The totall summe of all the said Oxganges."

The names of about sixty freeholders of the manor of Norton are given with their holdings, which together contain 96 oxgangs.

Certain persons named at the bottom of the first column are stated to be "without the compus of the Churchwall of Norton aforesaid."

Vellum : two skins joined together.
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