Archive centreCarlisle
ReferenceDGN/4/1-3
TitleRoyal grants of lands and rights in Nicholforest and in [part of] the Debatable Lands in Cumberland, to speed their pacification
DescriptionDGN/4/1-3

Royal grants of lands and rights in Nicholforest and in [part of] the Debatable lands in Cumberland, to speed their pacification,

Note: This district was granted to the Cliffords in 1603/4 and 1610. In 1628 Charles I re-granted it to his friend Richard Graham, late of Plomp in Kirkandrews-on-Esk, one of the Duke of Buckingham's followers. Richard Graham had bought this estate from Francis Clifford (Lord Cumberland) on 21 May 1628; he was knighted on 9 January 1628/9, and created Baronet on 29 March 1629. See Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, New Series, 11 (1911), 79-80; 14 (1914), 153; Nicolson and Burn Volume 2, 465-466; C. R. Hudleston, R.S. Boumphrey, and J. Hughes, Cumberland Framilies and their Heraldry (1978), 135

These are large parchment documents in Latin. Each has a portrait of the King at the head. The first two documents have the royal portrait in colour with highly-ornamental margins; the third has plain margins and monochrome royal portrait.
Date1603-1628
ContextThis district was granted to the Cliffords in 1603/4 and 1610. In 1628 Charles I re-granted it to his friend Richard Graham, late of Plomp in Kirkandrews-on-Esk, one of the Duke of Buckingham's followers. Richard Graham had bought this estate from Francis Clifford (Lord Cumberland) on 21 May 1628; he was knighted on 9 January 1628/9, and created Baronet on 29 March 1629.
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