Alternative Reference numberJC/463a
TitleAdmittance and Surrender, extracted from the court rolls of the manor of Bolsover, at a court of the Most Noble John Duke of Newcastle held the above date, when Mary Bright wife of John Bright of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, gentleman, sister and heiress of Nicholas Youle late of Chesterfield, gentleman, then deceased was admitted, on payment of a relief of 5s 4d, to lands within the manor, which came to her on the death of the said Nicholas Youle as his heiress;
Descriptionwhereupon she surrendered a messuage in Bolsover with several closes called The Croft, Townend Pingle, Litle Stile Pingle, Three Danisbrook Closes and two acres in Townfields, all in Bolsover, in the occupation of William Totley, to the only proper use and behoof of The Mayor and Aldermen of Chesterfield, who were admitted tenants of the manor, they paying a fine of 5s 4d. From a recital of the facts leading up to this admittance and surrender, it appears that Richard Youle, by will dated 30 Jun 1699, gave and devised to the Corporation of Chesterfield 20s yearly for ever; to buy yearly and every year eight pair of good strong shoes, and to give them to eight poor widows, dwelling in Chesterfield, sometime in the week before Christmas Day; and also 40s a year more for ever, to buy yearly, on the 5 Nov, six score four-penny loaves, to be given on that day to six score poor people dwelling in Chesterfield, the shoes and bread to be disposed of at the discretion of The Mayor, Aldermen and Overseer of the Poor of Chesterfield, and with 'the good likeinge and approbation' of his nearest relation, who should 'Inhabit there; and he wished the poor people who benefited, to be such as frequented the Church of England; further he gave to the said Corporation 17s 4d yearly for ever, to buy weekly every market-day in the market, four four-penny loaves to be given to four poor widows, pursuant to the will of his uncle George Youle of Ches-terfield ; and he gave to the vicar of Chesterfield for the time being for ever 20s yearly, to preach a sermon in the Church, on every 5 Nov; and he charged all these annuities on two closes in Chesterfield, called Nether Horse Crofts, until his executors should purchase lands for the security and payment thereof, which the testator evidently intended should be transferred to and held by the Mayor and Aldermen, as he charges them with payment of 20s a year to the vicar for the sermon, out of the rents; and the residue of the rents were to be applied for the charities above stated. The said Mary Bright was the surviving executor of the will, and this surrender was intended to free and discharge the closes called Horse Crofts from the said pious and charitable bequests.

Date23 Mar 1703 - 1704
Extent1 item
LanguageLatin and English
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