Southampton Records Series
Southampton Record Series Volume 49: The Remembrance Books of Robert Knaplocke 1575 and John Jackson 1578.now available.
We are pleased to announce the publication of volume 49 in the Records Series, The Remembrance Books of Robert Knaplocke 1575 and John Jackson 1578.
Books of Remembrance and Examinations were methods used by the governing elite of the town to keep a record of their activities as town officials and as justices of the peace, as such they cover a wide range of topics: travel, itinerant workers, immorality as well as witness statements. This latter was part of the well developed justice system that operated in the town, and were a method by which it was decided which cases should be forwarded to the Quarter Sessions. With examinations covering everything from disobedient servants, to stolen horses, naughty herring to grievous bodily harm the books of Knaplocke and Jackson not only contribute to the study of sixteenth century law and order but also give a rich picture of life in Elizabethan Southampton.
Volume 47: The Inoculation Book, 1774-1783.
Volume 46: National Taxation and the Local rates in Southampton in the second half of the 16th century
Volume 45: The common and piepowder courts of Southampton, 14-26-1483 - part 2 available only.