Court of Survey for the Manor of Cottered

June 1451

By Sue Flood

List of quit rents (83107)
Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies

This is the first court held by John Wylughby esq and his wife An, daughter and heir of Edmund Cheyne, knight after inheriting the manor.  It was usual at this time to request that all the tenants attend the court to confirm what property they hold and ‘to make the lord homage’.  Unusually this document is clearly written in English.

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