Manorial records

Information about the Manors of Warmington and Arlescote from pre-Conquest times to 1926 will be posted here in due course. The records of chief rent payments from freeholder and leaseholder tenants are particularly helpful in tracing descent of land-holding over long periods.

Suit and Service

The lists of those owing suit and service to the manor appear to include all householders, except those farmers occupying land by freehold or leasehold tenure. The latter formed the jury at the ‘court leet and court baron of the Earl of Jersey’.

After the enclosure of the open fields of Warmington in 1777, the responsibility of the court were minimal, confined to monitoring anti-social behaviour between villagers.

Persons that owe suit and service to the manor court (undated)

Persons that owe suit and service to the manor court 1811

Persons that owe suit and service to the manor court 1823

Persons that owe suit and service to the manor court 1839

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