Milton Abbas Local History Group, Dorset, UK

The Liberty and Manor of Milton Abbas

An original document in Dorset History Centre was brought to our attention by Debbie Winter. Catalogue reference D-1168/1.

This is the only manorial court record which is in existence, and is of great interest. This one was held 13 May 1754. If only we had the complete annual series.

There are 55 people named.

Here is a part of my transcription:

The Court Leet and Law Day and View of frankpledge together with the Court Baron of the Mannor of Right Honourable Joseph Lord Milton held in and for the said Liberty and Mannor this Thirteenth Day of May one Thousand seven Hundred and fifty Four.

By the Lumley Kingston Steward

Bailliffe Joseph Legg – Appeared and was sworn to this due execution of his precepts.

Constables – John Harvey, Josiah Vacher – Appeared and were sworn to present and presented all well.

Tythingman – Andrew White – Appeared and was sworn to present and presented all well.

Assizors of Bread and Beer – William Elford, Joseph Hewit – Appeared and were sworn to present and presented all well.