Pleas at Westminster Michaelmas term, 5 & 6 Philip & Mary and 1 Elizabeth, 1558. The court dealt with civil cases: debt, detinue, slander, assault, theft, breach of covenant, formedon, novel disseisin, &c. Each case is marked in the margin with the name of the county to the sheriff of which the writs were issued. Most often, but not necessarily, this would be the county of residence of the defendant. This calendar of the original formulaic record in abbreviated Latin on parchment has been made by David Bethell, preserving all individual detail from each case. The Latin text is translated: English phrases and passages are preserved literatim, in bold.
Fines for fictitious a_ctions of covenant in the Common Pleas were a way of registering the transfer of landed property. The originals, entered on the Common Roll for Michaelmas term, 5 & 6 Philip & Mary and 1 Elizabeth, 1558 are here abstracted into English by David Bethell: the grantee is in each case the person named in the third line, covenanting with the grantor(s). The description of the estate names the number of messuages (houses), acres of (arable) land, pasture, meadow, &c. CP 40/1176 mm.1-100
The Universal Pocket Companion of 1767 contained, among 'many other necessary and entertaining particulars' this directory of London merchants.
South African Officials
The African Court Calendar and Directory for 1822, compiled under the sanction of government at Cape Town, lists government, bank and ecclesiastical officials in Cape Town, Cape District, Simon's Town, Stellenbosch, Swellendam, Caledon, Graaff-Reynet, Cradock, Beaufort, Uitenhage, Tulbagh, Clan William, Worcester, George and Albany.
Muster of the Lurgan Yeomanry
This muster roll of the Lurgan Yeomanry, correct to 13 January 1831, was furnished by George Duglas, permanent sergeant.
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