Norton Community Archaeology Group Launches Norton Manorial Court Records 1540-1752
Tuesday 29 September 2015
Documents of the manor court of Norton have been made available to the public for the first time thanks to their translation from Latin by the Norton Community Archaeology Group (NCAG). This, the final book in the series, is being given its formal launch at David’s.
At the time of the Dissolution in 1539, Norton had been owned by St Albans Abbey for over 500 years. This book comprises the manor court records for the following 213 years. Through the activities recorded by the court we catch a glimpse of what it was like to live in Norton in those times. For example, in 1603 four women were put in the stocks for being ‘scolds, producers of quarrels’. In 1636, the alehouse keeper was fined 10s for locking a woman in his pub and taking all her money and in 1579 the vicar was ordered to remove a dunghill that he had left on the highway.
The Introduction to the book provides an analysis of pronouncements by the court and gives an insight into the social and economic issues of the time.
Members of the NCAG will give a 30-minute presentation on the book and the work of the Historical Documents section. The book will be on sale at £17.99. Free refreshments will be provided.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS) possess a remarkable series of manorial court documents of Norton, about 85% of which have survived from the period 1244-1916. The Historical Documents section of the Norton Community Archaeology Group embarked on a project in 2009 to translate and transcribe all of these records and this volume deals with the middle period from 1540-1752. Two further volumes deal with the remaining records.
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