The Coventry Leet Book or Mayor's Register: Containing the records of the city Court Leet or View of frankpledge, A.D. 1420-1555 with divers other matters, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Coventry Leet Book or Mayor's Register

Containing the records of the city Court Leet or View of frankpledge, A.D. 1420-1555 with divers other matters, 1st Edition

Edited by Mary Dormer Harris


256 pages

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First published in 1907, this transcribed text provides insight into the social, economic, legal and political lives of the residents of Late Medieval Coventry. The text consists of records of the Coventry Leet, in one view a court held by a Lord of the Manor for the trial of petty offences, and in another a legislative body. Its records reveal the disputes settled by a succession of mayors and their juries, changing each year, between 1420 and 1455. Individual sources date between 1410 and 1441, with two earlier sources from 1251 and 1384.

Table of Contents

1. Quit Claim of Gerard de Alspathto the Fillongley Men, 1251-2. 2. Trinity Gild Fields, 1384. 3. Metes and Bounds. Radford, 1410-11. 4. Trinity Gild Fields, 1414. 5. Michaelmas Leet, 1420. 6. John Leeder, Mayor, 1421. 7. John Esterton, Mayor, 1422. 8. Henry Peyto, Mayor, 1423. 9. Thomas Wyldrise, Mayor, 1424. 10. John Braytoft, Mayor, 1425. 11. Ric. Joy, Mayor. Accounts, 1426. 12. Ric. Joy, Mayor. The Leet, 1426. 13. Giles Allesley, Mayor, 1427. 14. Laur. Cook, Mayor, 1429. 15. Tho. Paynell, Mayor, 1430. 16. Will. Dilcock, Mayor, 1431. 17. Will Byfeld, Mayor, 1432. 18. Ric. Sharp, Mayor, 1433. 19. Joh. Mychell, Mayor, 1434. 20. Joh. Everdon, Mayor, 1435. 21. Joh. Ronton, Mayor, 1436. 22. Joh. Leeder, Mayor, 1437. 23. Will. Swan, Mayor, 1438. 24. Will Kerver, Mayor, 1439. 25. Joh. Essex, Mayor, 1440. 26. Joh. Warrant, Mayor, 1441. 27. Ric. Braytoft, Mayor, 1442. 28. Tho. Wyldgrise, Mayor, 1433. 29. Ric. Braytoft, Mayor, 1444. 30. Ric. Braytoft, Mayor, 1445. 31. John Lusterley, Mayor, 1446. 32. Tho. Wirley, Mayor, 1447. 33. Joh. Walgrave, Mayor, 1448. 34. Edm. Brogreve, Mayor, 1449. 35. Ric. Sharp, Mayor, 1450. 36. Ric. Sharp, Mayor, 1451.

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