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Archer of Tanworth


Ms. volume containing a near contemporary copy of `A Booke of Survaie of all and singuler the landes, tenements, possessions and hereditaments of the Right Honourable Ambrose Erle of Warwicke... sett lying and being within the mannor or lordshipp of Rowington aforsaid and the liberties of the same, made and taken' 13 May 23 Elizabeth. Landholders are listed by six divisions, each separated into freeholders and copyholders (ff. 1-42), followed by the manor house and lands (f. 43), lands in Stratford-upon-Avon (f. 44), Barnemoore farm in Claverdon (f. 45), lands in Wigston, co. Leics., (ff. 46-52), Tiddington (ff. 53-57). Followed by: (ff. 58-60) a list of `articles wherewith the jury .... were charged and sworn to' with answers (ff. 61-2) `a true declaration .. of all and singular the auncyente customes of the saide mannor of Rowington' (ff. 63-64) `a declaration of certaine landes, tenementes and and hereditamentes conveyed in feoffement to the inhabitauntes and parisshioners of Rowington and also parte therof to ye inhabitauntes and parisshioners of Hampton Curluy ...' Folio, originally foliated 1-57, bound in vellum, and inscribed: A survey of Manor of Rowington, Mr. Archer's Book.