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Creator:Rowington manorial 
Title: View of frankpledge with court baron of John Huggeford of Rowington, recording the surrender by Walter Getley to William Shakespeare of a cottage in Walkers Street, otherwise known as Dead Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon
Date: September 28, 1602
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: ER28/1

Modernized/Translated transcription

Rowington

View of frankpledge with court baron of the noble lady Ann countess of Warwick held there on 28 September in the forty-fourth year of the reign of our lady Elizabeth, by the grace of God queen of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith etc., before Henry Michell, gentleman, deputy steward of John Hugord, esq., chief steward there.  

To this court came Walter Getley, by Thomas Tibbotts junior, his attorney, one of the customary tenants of the said manor (the aforesaid Thomas Tibbotts having been sworn for the truth) and surrendered into the hands of the lady of the said manor a cottage with its appurtenances situated lying and being in Stratford-upon-Avon in a certain lane there called Walkers Street alias Dead Lane to the use of William Shakespeare and his heirs for ever according to the custom of the said manor; and so it remains in the hands of the lady of the said manor until the said William Shakespeare shall come to receive the said premises. In witness of which the said Henry Michell has placed his seal to this present copy on the day and year abovesaid

By me Henry Michall

Semi-diplomatic transcription

[ER 28/1, with marginal note, c. 1790. by Edmond Malone: ‘28 Sepr 1602. E.M.’]

Rowington
Visus ffranci plegii cum curia baronis prenobilis domine Anne Comitisse Warwici ibidem tentus xxviijo die Septembris Anno regni domine

nostre Elizabeth dei gracia Anglie ffrancie & Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris &c quadragesimo quarto coram Henrico Michell Generoso

deputato Scenescallo Iohannis Huggeford Armigeri Capitalis Scenescalli ibidem

 

Ad hanc Curiam venit Walterus Getley per Thomam Tibbottes Iuniorem Attornatum suum vnum Customariorum Tenentium manerij predicti (predicto Thoma

Tibbottes Iurato pro veritate inde) & sursumreddidit in manus domine manerij predicti vnum cotagium cum pertinentiis scituatum iacens & existens in

Stratford super Avon in quodam vico ibidem vocato Walkers Streete alias dead lane ad opus & vsum Willelmi Shackespere &

heredum suorum imperpetuum secundum Consuetudinem Manerij predicti Et sic remanet in manibus domine manerij predicti quousque predictus Willelmus Shakespere

venerit ad capiendum premissa predicta In cuius rei testimonium predictus Henricus Michell huic presenti copie sigillum suum apposuit die &

anno supradictis

Per me Henricum Michell 

Item Creator
Rowington manorial
Item Title
View of frankpledge with court baron of John Huggeford of Rowington, recording the surrender by Walter Getley to William Shakespeare of a cottage in Walkers Street, otherwise known as Dead Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon
Item Date
September 28, 1602
Repository
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call Number
ER28/1