References 56-60

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)

Name/Address/No 1843 1844 1845 1846  
Drury James (No.170) Ess   Ess Jury  
Drury Joseph (No.307)       Ess  
1847 1848 1849 1850 1851
Drury Jos. New Row (No.169) Ess Ess Jury Ess Ess
Drury Wm. Albion Row (No.281) App        
1852 1853 1854 1855 1856
Drury James New Row (No.179) Jury Ess Ess Jury App
Drury Wm. Albion Row (No.292) (deleted)        
Drury Widow Albion Row (No.320) App Ess
  Ess App
1857 1858 1859 1860  
Drury James New Row (No.179)   Jury pd

No Drury references found but the position of Odiborne Common is clearly shown.

There is also a Map showing the area.

Drury References