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References 51-55

This is a listing of Chief Rents payable and the tenants as follows:

Chief Rents 1716
Drury Richard (of William Bettys) 6d. 2f.
Drury John (of Roberts) 1d.
The Modus Tythe for the Chase at Michaelmus only
Bree John 4s. 11d.
Dorwood Rich. 7d.
Drury John 1s. 2d.
Dunn wid. 1s. 3d.
Harborne wid. 5s. 6d.
Sibly Henry 6s. 8d.
£1. 0s. 1d.
Chief Rents 1721
Richard Drury £0. 1s. 3d.
Chief Rents 1726
Paid half yearly on Michaelmus and Ladysday
Richard Drury (Freeholder) 6 1/2d.
John Drury (Freeholder) 1d.

Manor Suit Rolls are records of the attendance of the population at Manor Courts where they would have to pay a small fee. Attendance was mandatory for tenants of the manor and if it was not possible a valid excuse would have to be sent and a fine for non-attendance paid. The attendance record shows that many people preferred to send excuses rather than make the trip to the Court. The abbreviation 'Ess' is seen against many names and was short for Essoin meaning excuse. Where a person attended either the entry is left blank or the abbreviation 'App', meaning appear, was inserted against the name.

The Manor Court would also be used to settle disputes and a Jury would sit to pass verdicts on the various cases. The Jury would consist of people attending the Court and when a person sat on the jury it was shown by an entry against their name.

The following shows the record for the Drury family as entered in the Roll (Note: numbers denote the entry number not the house number)

1798 1799 1800 1801 1802  
Richard Drury Ess Ess Ess Ess Ess  
Joseph Drury   Modm     Ess  
1803 1804 1805 1806 1807  
Richard Drury App Ess Ess Ess    
Joseph Drury Ess Ess Ess Ess Gaol  
1808 1809 1810 1811 1812 1813
Richard Drury Ess Ess Ess Deleted    
Joseph Drury Ess   Ess Ess Ex * Ex *
Hannah Drury p p Ex   p p
1814 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819
Mrs.Rich.Drury Ess Ess     Ess Ess
Ann Drury (Jos) Ess Ess Ess      
Hannah Drury Ex     App Ex  
1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825
Ann Drury Ess Ess Ess   Ess Ess
Jos. Drury **   Ess Ess Ess    
1829 1830 1831 1832 1833  
Jos. Drury / Heath / Drury / Boswell       Ess Ess  
1838 1839 1840 1841    
Jos. Drury Ess   Ex Ess (No.214)  
James Drury Ess   Ex Ess (No.314)  

* This shows that Joseph was missing and indeed was in gaol in 1812

** This is likely to be Joseph b.1798 d.1852 as his father had left for Canada by this date.

Drury References