Court Leet Books

Southampton City Archives: SC6/1/38

f 13v (6 May)


Item wee presente that by the negligence of the Seriante at Mace that keepeth the keys of the Towne hall the leades ouer the hall hathe bene maliciouslie cutt thoroughe in at the leaste 12 seuerall places and therfore be it Comaunded him by your worshipps speciallie not to suffer anie one whatsoeuer to Come ther, especiallie players


  • Marginalia
    • The negligence of Mr Combes in that the leades of the Towne hall are cutt
  • Glossed Terms
    • leades n pl leads; sheets or strips of metal used to cover a roof [OEDO lead n.1 7.a]
  • Endnote

    Southampton's 'town hall' was the hall over the Bargate, the main gate into the town from the north, which still stands today (VCH: Hampshire, vol 3, pp 490–524, British History Online, [accessed 20 May 2018]).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Court Leet Books
    Repository: Southampton City Archives
    Shelfmark: SC6/1/38
    Repository location: Southampton

    The court leet met annually to hear complaints by individuals against each other concerning trade regulations, sanitation, the town defences and other subjects of dispute. See Hearnshaw and Hearnshaw, Southampton Court Leet Records, 3 pts, for further discussion and transcriptions of the records.

    6 May 1623; paper; English and Latin; 20 + xvi; 324mm x 197mm; original ink foliation; good condition; original paper cover.

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