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Torksey, Lincs. Response to Quo Warranto interrogations

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Torksey, Lincs. Response to Quo Warranto interrogations
Mid 16th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Vellum; ff. iv + 43. Mid 16th century. Folio. Original leather binding (rebacked), brown, with remains of clasps. An earlier fragment (canon law, glossed), used as a bookmark, fol. iv. Signatures, 1660, fol. ii.
Scope and content
Response to Quo Warranto interrogations, Temp. Edw. I, conc. the liberties, devises, customs and usages of Torksey, Lincs.; English translation, mid 16th century. References in the preamble (fol. 1v) to 'Lord Robert of Baland' as sheriff of Lincoln (=?Robert de Chadworth, sheriff, 1285, 1287), and to Devorguila, Lady of Torksey (d. 1290; widow of John de Baliol, d. 1269). Copy of a record of beating the bounds, 1344, with many personal names, fol. 18v. Painted coats of arms of Pole (fol. ii verso) and Neville (fol. iii), the latter with initials 'W. N.', and the date 1567.
Previous reference number(s)
MS 272