1760 copy of 1704 Composition Book


This was done by John Quayle, Clerk of the Rolls, in 1760 and has been described as:

a fresh compilation into which a great deal of work went, and the collection of the Fines was a matter of considerable financial importance. The final version of the record is a document of considerable authority and standing, and equates to a complete Manorial Survey of the Lord's and Abbey lands at that time.

Some part of all parishes has been done - often the numerous intacks are incomplete (usually I have the names but not the details)and are to be added as I work on a specific parish.

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Composition Book

Any comments, errors or omissions gratefully received The Editor
© F.Coakley , 2001