Cookham Manor Court Leet (View of Frankpledge)

BRO: D/ESK/M27

mb [1d] (18 October) (View of frankpledge)

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Item presentant quod Warennarius debet custodire vnum ludum apud Cokeham Stone in die assumpcionis beate Marie virginis <..>t non custodiuit vt antiqua consuetudo fuit ideo ipse in misericordia xx d.

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  • Marginalia
    • presentant vnum ludum non custodiuit misericordia – xx d.
    • They present a play not held. 20d amercement
  • Footnotes
    • <..>t: t for deletion
  • Record Translation

    mb [1d] (18 October) (View of frankpledge)

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    Likewise they present that the warrener ought to hold a play at Cookham Stone on the day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was not held according to ancient custom. Therefore, he is 20d in amercement. ...

  • Glossed Terms
    • warennarius, -i n m warrener, here likely an officer employed to protect game on the commons on behalf of the king
  • Endnote

    Cookham Stone is a large sarsen stone now called the Tarry Stone (Tyack et al, Berkshire, p 253). Mattingly identifies it as a 'boundary stone that marked the extent of the Abbot of Cirencester's property in Cookham' ('Lollards Stop Play?,' p 101). In the same article she states that the warrener 'was an important royal official of the ancient demesne manor of Cookham and senior to the manorially appointed tithingman who prosecuted him' (p 100).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Cookham Manor Court Leet (View of Frankpledge)
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: D/ESK/M27
    Repository location: Reading

    1506; Latin; parchment; 2 membranes stitched together at the top; mb 1: 705mm x 274mm written on 2 sides top to bottom, mb 2: 755mm x 270–80mm written on 1 side; unnumbered; on mb [2d] in the centre: 'Cokeham | Rotuli Cure Annorum RR | Henrici septimi | Cokeham.'

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