A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE FIRST PAGE OF A 1609 DOCUMENT DESCRIBING THE BOUNDARY OF THE MANOR OF BARTON
(Reference :- D3155/WH881, Derbyshire County Record Office, Matlock).
THE MANNOR OF BARTON UNDER NEEDWOOD IN THE COUNTIE OF STAFFORD
(28th.October,1609, in the reign of James I)
An Inquisicon taken at Tutbury the 28th day of October in the years of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of God King of England Scotland, Frannce and Ireland, Defender of the Fayth, etc., that is to say of England, Frannce and Ireland the seventh and of Scotland the three and fortieth by virtue of His Majesty’s Comission of survey under his Highnes’s Duchy Seal dated.
Last past directed unto Edward Hopkins and others therein nominated to inquire and certifie of divers severall articles in a certayne schedule to the same Comission annexed by and upon the oath of
|Richard Rugeley, Edward Lynns, WalterFensdale|
|Thomas Holland, William Belcher, John Chayre|
|William Toogood, William Lathbery, Thomas Godfrey|
|Thomas Pennifather, John Whyting, Christopher Royle|
|Thomas Repton, Edmund Godfrey, Walter Ridding|
(Deed of 1609 continued)
The Mannor of Barton aforesaid beginneth and boundeth upon the Lordshipp of Whichnor south and soe to the River Trent south east, halfe of which river belongeth to the said mannor, and is bounden with the said river to a place neare Redbrincke and from thence after the land belonging to Branston north eastward to Balkes brucke at the Gallowe Bridges and it is bounden with the same brucke to the land of the Lord Pagett nowe in the tenure of William Crosse northward, and soe it is bounden upon the Rowhey and from thence to the Lordshipp of Annsley towards the north till it come to the forest or chase of Needwood, and so the same is bounden with the ringe of the same forest to a place called Tatenhill Woodgate, at which gate Barton ward beginneth and it is bounded or knowne from Tutbury ward by the way leadinge from the same gate to Pagetts Bromley till it come to a brucke near Brickley Lodge, from where it is bounden or knowne from Yoxall ward by the same brucke till it come to a place called Stonyford, and from thence along after the boundes of the said ward of Yoxall to Blakenhall grounds and soe it doth extend after the outside thereof south west to Whichnor aforesaid.