Archive centreCarlisle
ReferenceCA/3/3
TitleCourts of Freeholders & customary or cullery tenants
DescriptionFreeholders court was styled 'The Capital Court of the Lord King for freeholders of City of Carlisle'. It was held before mayor & bailiffs in January, April & October in each year & dealt mainly with business of recording descents & alienations of burgages held freely on payment of 1d and 2d Lamnas rents or 'housegavel'. At October court mayor, aldermen & common council men proceeded to election of city officers. For these election papers see CA/2/21.. From 1673 customary or cullery tenants of City were included in calls of court styled 'The Capital Court of the Mayor, aldermen, bailiffs and citizens of the City of Carlisle ..... for the free and customary tenants there'. Cullery tenants paid two years rent for fines of descent & three years rent for fines of alienation
Related materialFor an early list of suitors at this court see CA/2/1
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