Macclesfield Forest
 
1611 Survey of Macclesfield Manor and Forest

(The National Archives reference LR 2/200)

 

Escheators Extracts

The Escheator's duties were to maintain the king's rights as overlord of all land held by tenants in chief, which reverted to him on the death of such a tenant. It was the Escheator's job to enquire into land of doubtful status, and to administer land over which the king had rights. He could do this either on his own initiative or on the authority of a writ of diem clausit extremum sent to him by the Chancery. He would then hold an inquisition post mortem, at which local jurors would determine the extent of the estate and identify the next heir. The inquisition was then returned to the Chancery and filed. 

The Survey also includes these extracts which have been indexed separately to the main name index.  These amount to 37 entries and relate to periods much earlier than 1611, the earliest of which is 1362-63 and many are from the 15th century. The introduction to this section reads as follows:

Introduction
Here followeth certayne extracts drawen forth of the Escheators bookes
remayninge in the keepinge of Henry Mainwaringe esquire escheator
of Cheshire, concerninge the tenures of the Lordship, Honer, Manner,
Forest and  Burrough of Macclesfield in the said countie of Chester wch
were Sente and delivered to his highnes Said Surveyor from the Said
Henry Mainwaringe by Mr. Hugh Mainwaringe his Sonne.

Index of Extracts from Escheators Books

These are the only details in this index. Further details are held at The National Archives under ref E.  If further information about these entries is required please contact me.

Page No.

Regnal Year

Date

Surname

First name

Place

358 23 Henry 8 1531-32 Bouth Georgius Bollin
361 13 Henry 8 1521-22 Buck Edward dux Macclesfield, Hurdesfield, Sutton
359 37 Edward 3 1363-64 Chatterton Margareta uxor de Hugome Fernlegh et Foglegh in Forest de
Macclesfield
358 14 Edward 4 1474-75 Davenport Johes Macclesfield
360 05 Henry 5 1417-18 Davenport Hugo de Macclesfield
361 32 Henry 8 1540-41 Davenport de Bromhall Willme Macclesfield, Upton
361 14 Henry 8 1522-23 Davenport de Calveley Radne Macclesfield
360 37 Henry 6 1458-59 Downes Robtne del Ratonefield in Upton
363 23 Richard 2 1399 Downes Edmundne del Downes, Taxhall
363 01 Jacobi 1613 Downes de Shrigley Rogerus Macclesfield
363 04 Henry 8 1512-13 Downes de Taxhall Ricne Taxhall, Downes
359 20 Richard 2 1396-97 Fitton Thomas Macclesfield
359 02 Henry 8 1510-11 Fitton Edward Sutton nixta Macclesfield
360 21 Richard 2 1397-98 Fitton Isabella uxor Petri Sutton, Macclesfield, Fernlegh et
Foglegh
361 02 Henry 8 1510-11 Fitton Edward Macclesfield
359 20 Richard 2 1396-97 Fitton de Gawsworth Thomas Pownall, Northclyffe, Chorlegh
362 22 Elizabeth 1579-80 Fitton Kt Edward Macclesfield
361 21 Elizabeth 1578-79 Leghe de Ridge Johes Winckall, Macclesfield, Roewoodes,
Gorstiecrofte, Eaton field in Macclesfield,
Mossehouse, Horseley Knowle,
Halen Knowle
362 43 Elizabeth 1600-01 Leigh Thomas Adlington, Bollington, Macclesfield
358 06 Henry 5 1418-19 Macclesfield Johes de Macclesfield
359 30 Edward 3 1356-57 Macclesfield Jordanus de Macclesfield
359 30 Edward 3 1356-57 Macclesfield Jordanus de Bothamfield
360 13 Henry 6 1427-28 Macclesfield Johes de Macclesfield, Sutton, Hurdesfield
363 .. Henry 8 hole in page Pigott Johes Butley
361 31 Elizabeth 1588-89 Pott Johes Ranowe, Kettleshulme, Hurdesfield,
Macclesfield
359 43 Edward 3 1369-70 Pottone Ricus filius Johes Macclesfield
361 20 Henry 7 1504-05 Savage Kt Johes Macclesfield
362 41 Elizabeth 1598-99 Savage Kt Johes Ranowe, Hurdesfield, Disley, Wincle
Adgreve, Midgley, Sutton, Stopport als
Stockport, Knottesford, Macclesfield
363 07 Henry 8 1515-16 Shert Willme Disley
360 36 Henry 6 1457-58 Stanley Thomas Swannestrogh in Forest de Maccles-
field, Macclesfield
358 37 Henry 6 1458-59 Stanley Kt. Thomas Macclesfield
359 36 Edward 3 1362-63 Sutton Johes de Macclesfield
359 36 Edward 3 1362-63 Sutton Johes de Sutton
362 23 Elizabeth 1580-81 Sutton Richus Macclesfield
358 04 Henry 7 1488-89 Trafford Kt. Johes Bollin
360 13 Henry 6 1427-28 Trickett Johes Macclesfield
360 09 Henry 4 1402-03 Worth de Tiderington Thomas de Tiderington, Macclesfield

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