|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~
|Manor Court Document
|06 February 1818
|Good consistent with age
|Parchment : 1 sheet 38cm x 49cm signed by the deputy steward of the manor, with revenue stamps.
|Summary of contents:
Daniel NICHOLLS of Northowram, Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire. Manufacturer (deceased).
John CARTER of Lightcliffe, Parish of Halifax, Yorkshire. Worsted Manufacturer.
This is a record of the Court Baron of the Manor of Wakefield in which John Carter is admitted to property in the Manor which had previously belonged to Daniel Nicholls, his father in law.
We are told that the will of Daniel Nicholls left all his real and personal estate to John Carter except for that in Northowram which was left to his wife Susannah for her lifetime.
On the back of the document is what appears to be an account of the fees payable to the Manor. The fine is only 4½d (four pence halfpenny), but the total bill including all the administration comes to £3/3/10½d (three pounds three shillings and ten pence halfpenny).