- From: "Alwynne Mackie" <alwynnem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 23:37:40 +1000
I am currently trying to track some property through a manor roll, extracts
from which are provided by the Surrey History Centre.
I know that reading manor rolls is fraught with difficulties, but I am just
seeking clarification of one of the conventions usually used in extracts,
namely the practice of listing the names of the persons involved.
Usually the format is
description of action, eg presentment of surrender, with date
parties involved, thus: 1. Bill Smith
2. Mary Bloggs
details of property
Am I right in assuming that listing the parties in this way means that
whatever action is being taken viz-a-viz the property, it takes place from
person 1 to person 2? For example, surrender to uses and admission means
that person 1 is surrendering whatever to person 2. Or does it just mean
that Smith and Bloggs are joint lessees or tenants, or whatever?
Words of wisdom would be much appreciated.