Conisbrough & Denaby Main
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31     Court Roll    29th April 1652

The Court Baron of the Right Honourable Sir John Carey Knight Viscount Rochford Lord of the Manor of Conisbrough holden here the 29th April in the year of our Lord God 1652 before Edmond Nicholson Steward here.
It is presented upon the oathes of Nathaniel Swift, Thomas Swift, George Stirling, Nathaniel Waterhouse, Gervais Bosville, Thomas Gill, James Nickson, Thomas Pigot, John Biningley, Randall Ingall, William Huscroft? Ralph Cowper and George Drable who being sworne say upon their oathes that Margaret Stables of Clifton within the jurisdiction of the Court in her lifetime was seised in her demesne as of fee according to the customs of the Manor aforesaid of and in the third part of one cottage or tenement and one orchard to the same belonging with the appertenance situate lying and being in Clifton aforesaid late in the tenure or occupation of Mr Stables deceased, and the said Margarett being so thereof seised died thereof seised about the fourteenth day of April instant before the taking of this inquisition and that the premises as holden of the Lord of the Manor of Conisbrough aforesaid by copy of Court Roll suit of Court for three weeks to three weekly the annual amount of a farthing and half a farthing and that Anne the wife of Edward Burlison? and Sara the wife of William Glue are sisters and next heirs unto the said Margaret Stables and that the aforesaid Anne is of the age of fortie years or thereabouts and that the said Sarah is of the age of nine and twenty yeares or thereabouts.  Whereupon comes into the Court aforesaid the said William Glue and Sarah his wife and prayes to be admitted to the half of the third part aforesaid unto whomsoever by his Steward aforesaid grant seised to have and to hold the same to them and of the said Sarah forever and thereupon pays for a fine for their admittance eight pounds and did their fealty.


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32   Court Roll    25th May 1652

The Court Baron of the Right Honourable Sir John Carey Knight Viscount Rochford? Lord of the Manor of Conisbrough in the County of York holden on the five and twentieth day of May in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundreth fifty and two before Edmund Nicholson Steward thereof.

At this Court it is presented upon the oathes of Robert Nicholson and Richard Amory sonne of John Amory Snr a customary tenant of the Lord of the Manor and sworn that heretofore  to witt the eight day of May aforesaid Thomas Turner of Doncaster in the county aforesaid by the hands of the said Robert and Richard did surrender into the hands of the Lord of the Manor aforesaid one house with a croft thereunto adjoining situate lying and being in Conisbrough aforesaid in the tenure or occupation of William Jubb or his assignes to the use and behoof of William Nicholson and Margarett his wife and the longer liver of them and after their death then to the use and behoof of the heirs of their two bodys lawfully begotten and to be begotten and for default of such issue (yssue) then to the use and behoof of the right heirs of the said William Nicholson forever paying doing and performing unto the Lord of the Manor and his heirs all such rents customs and services as for the same shall be due and accustomed.  And thereupon comes into the Court aforesaid the said William Nicholson and prayes to be admitted tenant to the premises aforesaid whome the Lord by his Steward admitted to the use aforesaid whereupon he the said William payes eight pounds to the Bayliffe of the Manor aforesaid for his fine for admittance and doth his fealty for the same according to the customs of the Manor aforesaid.

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At this Court comes here into the Court aforesaid Ann Backhouse in the parish of Harthill, spinster and ……….. belong herself to hold of the Lord of the Manor of Conisbrough aforesaid and to her heirs assignes one cottage builded on the waste of Harthill by suit of Court from three week to three weekly and by the yearly rent of six penny whereby on the Court aforesaid and doth her fealty for the same and payes unto the Lord for her relief.



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At this Court comes into the Court aforesaid William Amory and surrenders into the hands of the Lord of the Manor aforesaid according to the custom of the said manor one rood of land arrable meadow or pasture lying between the Parke balk on the south and the lands of Robert Ffairbanke on the north and butting on the Park on the west and on the lands of William Stokeham gent on the east to the use and behoof of Thomas Gill and Robert Ffairbanke their heirs and assignes for ever according to the custom of the manor paying the rent and doing customary services to the Lord of the Manor as hereafter for the same shalbe due and accustommed whereupon comes into the Court aforesaid the Thomas Gill and Robert Ffairbank and prayes to be admitted tenants to the Lord for the same land thereupon the Thomas Gill and Robert Ffairbank do their fealty and are admitted tenants for the same.

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37    Court Roll

The Court Baron held on the 21st day of October 1652 before Edmond Nicholson Steward there.

At this court it is presented upon the oathes of Nathaniel Swift gent, John Harrison, William Wade, Mathew Waterhouse, William Ellis, Anthony Simonell, George Drable, Richard Amory, Richard Carver, James Nixon, Anthony Rich and Robert Whitethead who being sworne say and present upon their oathes that Arthure Noalate? of Gresbroke in the county of York in his life time was seised in his demesne as of fee of and in one cottage situate in Gresbroke aforesaid and half an acre of land thereunto belonging and being so thereof seised about three years ago died so seised thereof and the jurors further say upon their oathes that the said premises are holden of the Lord of this Manor in free and common socage and by the yearly rent of  ……………  and that William Wood and his kinsman and next heir and of the age of 28 years or thereabouts who comes into the Court and doth his fealty for the same.

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38   Court Roll    1652 14th November

Robert Darley & Thomas Swallow

The Court Baron holden there the 14th day of November in the year of our Lord 1652 before Edmond Nicholson gent., Steward there.
At this Court comes here into the  aforesaid Robert Darley in person and surrenders into the hands of the Lord of the said Mannor one rood of meadow or pasture ground by affirmation with the appertainances lying and being in Conisbrough aforesaid inclosed between two roods of ground belonging to the towne  of Conisbrough in a certain house therefore lying near a place called The HenWell to the use and behoof of Thomas Swallow his heirs and assigns for ever according to the customs of the manor aforesaid and thereupon comes into the court aforesaid the said Thomas Swallow and prayes to be admitted tennant to the premisses and is admitted tenant to the same paying such rents and performing such customs and                   as for the same are due and accustomed and payes one penny for a fine for his admittance and doth his fealty for the same.

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39    Court Roll 1652 14th November

Richard Nicholson to Thomas Swallow

At this Court comes here into the Court aforesaid Richard Nicholson and Elizabeth his wife in their person/the said Elizabeth there being examined                       according to the custom of the said manor and surrenders into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor according to the custom of the said manor one half acre of arable land by estimation lying in Nortcliffe field within Conisbrough aforesaid on a furlong there called gallowtree close between the land of Thomas Wasse on the east and the land of Thomas Vincent Esquire on the west and also one other half acre of arable meadow or pasture ground by estimation with appurtenances lying and being in the Park Field of Conisbrough aforesaid below a hill there called limekilne hill between the land of Henry Saxton Clerk on both sides where the said two half acres of land now in the occupation of Thomas Swallow or his assignes for ever according to the custom of the Manor aforesaid and thereupon come into the Court aforesaid the said Thomas Swallow and prayes to be admitted tenant to have and to hold the land to him his heirs and assignes paying doing and performing to the Lord of the Manor aforesaid such rents duties customs and services and hereafter for the said shall be due and accustomed and doth his fealty and payes four pounds for a fine for his admittance to the said lands according to the custome of the Manor aforesaid.