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Manor name

For the purposes of compiling the Manorial Documents Register, we have taken the word manor to mean “a piece of landed property with tenants over whom the landlord exercised rights of jurisdiction in a private court” (PDA Harvey, Manorial Records).

 

The Manorial Documents Register is not designed to be a definitive list of all manors. Since it records the existence of documents, rather than the existence of manors, it only notes the names of manors for which documents were, or may have been, created.

 

The Register can be searched by standard manor name or by variant name or alias. A search using a recognised variant name or alias will bring up results under the standard manor name.

 

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