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Orders and Bylaws for the Manor of Nobottle Grove 1739

The Mannor of Nobottle Grove appears to have covered the whole of the Parish of Great Brington, which includes Great Brington, Little Brington and Nobottle. William Dunckley is one of the Jurors.

The Mannor of Nobottle Grove with the Members
Orders and Bylaws made and agreed upon at the Court leet and Baron of the Honourable John Spencer Esquire lord of the said Mannor at the Usual Place in Great Brington within and for the said Mannor Thursday the Seventeenth day of May in the twelfth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereigne Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland King defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Nine Before Gent Steward there By the Jury there Sworne according to the ancient ?? and Custom of the said Mannor

  1. It is ordered and agreed that from the twenty third day of April until the 17 day of November yearly there shall be kept in the Open and Comonable Fields of Great Brington and Little Bringtonwithin the said Mannor by the Occupyers of lands there but 32 sheep and 16 lambs for a yard land and no more and so in proportion for a Greater or Lesser Quantity than a yard land and after the 17th day of November yearly at which time lambs shall be accounted Sheep and shall go on Sheep Comons then and from thenceforth and until the 23 day of April yearly there shall be kept but 36 Sheep for a yard land in the said Fields & no more and so proportionally as aforesaid on pain that everyone offending herein shall Forfeit and pay to the lord of the said Mannor the sum of 2/6 for every Sheep or Lamb so over Comon as aforesaid.
  2. Also it is ordered and agreed that there shall be kept in the said Fields 4 Cows for a yard land and no more from the 3 day of May until the 2 day of February yearly and no longer and so proportionally for more or less than a yard land by the Occupiers of Lands there on pain that every one Offending herein shall Forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 15d for every cow so over Common as aforesaid.
  3. Also it is ordered that there shall be kept in the said Fields by the Occupiers of Lands there 3 Mares or Gueldings only for a yard land and no more ans so in proportion for a Greater or Lesser quantity of Land there and that such Mares or Gueldings or any of them shall not be turned loose into the Corn or Peas Fields till the same respectively shall be from time to time ended and so to continue loose until the 27th day of October yearly and no longer and that no Stone Horse shall be flitt or kept in the said Fields on pain that every One Offending shall Forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the sum of 15d for every Mare Guelding or Stone Horse kept contrary to this order.
  4. Also it is ordered and agreed that no Person or Persons whatsoever shall before the Third day of May yearly Flitt any Mare or Guelding upon any Land or Ground to be Eat or to be Comonable foriones whereupon Cows do to do Pasture on the 3 day of May yearly on pain that every one offending herein shall Forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 2/6 for every Mare or Guelding so flitt as aforesaid.
  5. Also it is ordered and agreed that if any Person or Persons leave one or more Cows common unstocked or unstored every such Person shall receive of and be paid by the Fieldsmen for the time being for every such common so left unstocked or unstored the sum of 7s/6d which money is hereby ordered shall be paid and reimbursed to the said Fieldsman by all the Owners or Occupiers of Lands in the said Fields according to the number of Cows Commons there Stocked or Stored by every such Owner or Occupier of Lands respectively from time to time on pain that every Person refusing to pay or Contribute his Proprtion thereunto to Forfeit and Pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 20s for every Offence contrary to this Order.
  6. Also it is ordered and agreed that the Office of Townsmen or Fieldsmen and the Duty by them usually performed shall from time to time be Executed and Performed by the Fieldsmen for the time being and their Disbursements shall be paid and allowed by Levy in such manner and proprtion as hath been usually observed in Great Brington and Little Brington aforesaid for the relief of the Poor there and that such Fieldsmen shall at the time of their going out of their Office or within 10 days after from time to time Give a Just Account of their Receipts and Disbursements to the rest of the Inhabitants of Great and Little Brington aforesaid and pay over the Ballance thereof from time to time to the next Succeeding Fieldsmen on pain to Forfeit and pay and for their Neglect or Refusal in so doing the Sum of £5 to the Lord of the Mannor.
  7. Also it is ordered and agreed that all Customs Usages & Orders which have been here to fore made and accustomarily observed and kept in the said Fields for the better Regulation and Government of the same and not hereby altered changed or disannull'd shall still be and remaine in force and be observed and kept according to the true intent and meaning of the same respectively on pain that every one Offending contrary to this Order shall Forfeit and pay for every Offence the sume of 15s to the Lord of the said Mannor.
  8. Also it is ordered and agreed that every Occupyer of Lands in the said Fields shall leave every half acre baulk 4 Foot wide and every arrow baulk 3 Foot and an half wide and every road baulk 3 Foot wide or 2 Foot wide and then not to mow the same on pain to forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the sum of 3s 4d for every Offence contrary to this Order.
  9. Also it ios ordered and agreed that no Person shall Mow any baulk or baulks in the said Fields after St James's day yearly except such baulks which Shute into meadow Ground or where the hade at the end of the land belonging to such Baulk shall be then unmowed on pain to forfeit and pay for every baulk so to be mowed contrary to this Order the sum of 3s 4d to the Lord of the said Mannor.
  10. Also it is ordered and agreed that no Person shall turn or keep any Sheep in the Corn Field for the time being till nine days after the same shall be Ended yearly nor into the Pease field till 3 weeks after Harvest shall be Ended Yearly except it shall so happen that Harvest shall not be Ended till after Michmas and then may turn in the same 9 days after the Pease are ended on pain to forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 3s 4d for every Offence contrary to this Order.
  11. Also it is ordered and agreed that all Ovvupiers of Lands or Comons in the said Fields shall take up their Rams and Ridgells out of the said Fields upon Saint Bartholomews day yearly and keep the same untill Michmas day yearly and may then put their Rams again into the said Fields but the Ridgells shall be kept out of the said Fields and not be turned again therein until the 17th of November yearly upon pain to forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 5s for every offence contrary to this order.
  12. Also it is ordered and agreed that every occupier of Land or Commons within the said Fields should brand his own sheep which shall go upon the Common there with his own Brand 3 times in every year that is to say at Mar10 St George and at Sheer day on paine that every one offending herein shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 3s 4d for every Offence contrary to this Order
  13. Also it is ordered and agreed that every occupier of Lands in the said Fields shall stour up the Gutters and Watercourses which lye against each Persons onn ground in the said Fields betwixt Michs day and all Saints day yearly on pain to forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 4d for every Offence contrary to this Order
  14. Also it is ordered and agreed that no Person whatsoever shall flit a Mare with a Foal in the said Fields within 6 leys breadth of any Lands end or side Land and the Place where such Mare with a Foal shall be flitt up on pain to be forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 3s 4d for every Mare so flit contrary to this Order.
  15. Also it is ordered and agreed that no occupyers of Lands in the said Fields shall plough out any of his Lands Ends in any part of the said Fields any further than the Jury for the time being shall appoint by Holes or Marks to be by them made for that purpose as hath been heretofore accustomed on pain to forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 2d for every Land so plowed out contrary to this Order
  16. Also it is ordered and agreed that every Foal which shall go or be turned into the said Fields by the Occupiers of Lands or Commons thereof after Corn Harvest shall be ended shall be deemed to go upon and to Stock & Horse Common there on pain that every Person Offending shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 5d for every Offence contrary to this Order
  17. Also it is ordered and agreed that no Person shall flit any Mare with a Foal in the Cornfield for the time being after the 1st day of July Yearly except at Wadehill sides Kettle Hill and Hanging Leys nor shall flit any Mare with a Foal in the Pease Field after Corn Harvest is ended nor shall flit any such Mare within the distance of the Weadth of 10 Leyes from the Lands in the Corn Field after the First day of July Yearly nor within the distance of the Weadth of 6 Leys from such Lands before the first day of July on pain that every person Offending herein shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of Two Shillings and Sixpence for every Offence contrary to this Order
  18. Also it is ordered and agreed that every Occupier of Lands or Commons within the said Fields shall Brand every Mare Horse Colt Filley Foal Cow Heifer Calf and Hogg which shall go or be put to enter Common in the said Fields with a Pitch or Clipt brand as soon as Corn Harvest is ended yearly on pain to forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 6d for every Offence contrary to this Order
  19. Also it is ordered and agreed that all Occupiers of Lands or Commons within the said Fields shall Fold their Sheep by Sun setting from St George to Micha's Yearly on pain that every one Offending herein shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 2s for every Offence conrary to this Order
  20. Also it is ordered and agreed that every Occupier of Lands in the said Fields shall Shovell in the Earth which shall be drawed out with the Plough at each of his own Lands ends when the same are Sowed with Winter Corn and laid up for Winter Tilth Yearly on pain to forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the sum of 2d for every Land so left unshovelled contrary to this Order
  21. Also it is ordered and agreed that the Sheep shall go and intercommon in the Tilth field yearly till the 14th of February and in the Corn field till the 1st day of April Yearly but shall be kept from off the Lands in the Pease field at Lady day yearly up on Pain that every Person Offending contrary to this Order shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 2s 6d for every Offence
  22. Also it is odered and agreed that no Occupier of Lands or Comons in the said Fields shall flitt any Mare or Guelding in the Pease field for the time being after the Corn Field for the time being shall be Ended if such Persons horse Comons shall at the same time befull stored in the Cornfield but it is Ordered that so many Horse Comons which any such Person shall leave unstored in the Corn Field so many Horses or Mares such Person may flit in the Pease field and no more upon pain that every person Offending contrary to this Order shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of Five Shillings for every Offence
  23. Also it is ordered and agreed that no Occupier of Lands in the said Fields shall fallow or break up any Land in the fallow Field for the time being before the 16th day of April Yearly upon pain that every Person Offending herein shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 2s 6d for every Land so fallow or broke up contrary to this Order
  24. Also it is ordered and agreed that the Jury for the time being shall hole or mark all the lands ends in the Fallow Field every Year at both Ends to ascertain how far the same shall be plowed as usual and that they shall be allowed to expend the Sum of 10s out of the Town Stock for their Trouble in so doing
  25. It is ordered and agreed that no Occupier of Lands in the said Fields shall spread any Muck upon any green sword Ground in the Fallow field for the time being till the Sheep shall go into the Stubble nor shall carry any Dung to be laid upon any green sword Ground in the Tilth field for the time being after St Martin Yearly upon pain that everyone offending herein shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the Mannor the Sum of 5d for every Offence contrary to this Order
  26. Also it is ordered and agreed that every Owner or Occupier of any Cows Commons within the said Fields shall before the 3 day of May Yearly cause each and every Cow which any such Person shall put upon the said Comon or shall send to Intercomon there to be tipped or nogged with Wood on each Horne and shall keep the same so tipped or nogged during all such time as every such Cow shall go upon such Common or shall Intercomon thereupon on pain to forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 6d for every Cow so untipped or unnogged or suffered so to be contrary to this Order
  27. Also it is ordered and agreed that no Cattle shall Comon on the Furlongs lying in the Corn Field for the time being till such Corn field is ended nor on the Furlongs lying in the Pease field for the time being till such Pease field is Ended on pain that every Person offending contrary to this Order shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 2d for every Offence
  28. Also it is ordered and agreed that no Person having or Occupying any Cows Comons in the said Fields shall suffer his Cows to Eat the Grass any nearer than 6 leys breadth to the Stake or Stakes where any Horse or Mare shall be flitt on pain that every Person offending contrary to this Order shall forfeit & pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 2s 6d for every Offence
  29. Also it is ordered and agreed that evey Foal which is or shall be Foaled before the 10th day of April Yearly shall and may go loose in the said Fields no longer than the first day of July Yearly and then to be taken out of the said Fields or flitt with the Mare therein on pain that every Person offending contrary to this Order shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 5s for every Offence
  30. Also it is ordered and agreed that the Jury for the time being shall go out to View the Fields & look after Meer Stones & other things belonging to the said Fields 3 times in every year as usuall & that the Foreman of the Jury for the time being shall appoint the particular times for the Jury to go out on the Occasions aforesaid & shall give notice thereof to the rest of the Jurymen who shall all meet at the time and place so to be appointed and every person of the said Jury making default shall forfeit and pay such reasonable Sum of Money as the other part of the Jury shall think fitt to impose for such neglect
  31. Also it is ordered and agreed that any Owner or Occupier of any horse Common or horse Commons within the said Fields may Lett or Lett the same to any other person or persons having right of comon there and that where any horse Common or horse Commons shall be unstored the Owner thereof shall receive and be allowed the sum of 4s for every such Common to be paid by the Fieldsmen for the time being
  32. Also it is ordered and agreed that the Owners of all such Cows Commons ?? cannot be made even shall pay 2s 3d each to the Fieldsmen for the Tenens Use for the making or filling up of every such odd Cows Common
  33. Also it is ordered and agreed that for the better equallity of the Stint for Sheep hereby made that every Cottager shall pay 3d a Sheep to the Fieldsmen on such occasions as the same hath been usually paid & to be applied for the Use of the Town
  34. Also it is ordered and agreed that no Person shall bait or suffer his Cow or Horse to Eat on the Cow Common for the time being except in reaping time or harvest on pain that every Person offending contrary to this Order shall forfeit and pay to the Lord of the said Mannor the Sum of 2s 6d for every Offence
  35. Also it is ordered and agreed that no Person shall suffer any Yearling Foal to run loose by his Team or in going to Water on pain that every Person offending contrary to this Order shall forfeit and pay the Sum of 2s 6d to the Lord of the said Mannor for every Offence
  36. Also it is ordered and agreed that these present Orders and By Laws shall continue and be in force and shall be observed and kept for the Space of Twelve Years from the 23rd day of April now last past
John Church William Webb Joseph Boreman Enrolled in the Court Roll
William Claridge Richard Clarke Henry Kaning  
Thomas Claridge Thomas Creaton Nicholas Gent of the said Mannor by me
William Yeomans William Kaning John Taylor  
John Jackeman William Clarke William Dunckley Geo Hall Steward there
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