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From: Mike Morris <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] 1611 Survey of Macclesfield Manor and Forest
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 06:32:37 -0800 (PST)
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It sure looks like Spam from China.

Mike Morris
Toronto Canada

----- Original Message ----
> From: Ray Hulley <>
> To:
> Sent: Mon, February 21, 2011 7:40:45 AM
> Subject: [CHS] 1611 Survey of Macclesfield Manor and Forest
> A new website at has been created for family
>and local
> historians who are interested in tracing their ancestors amongst the
>inhabitants of the
> Manor and Forest of Macclesfield around 1611. The Survey was, in broad terms,
>the first
> census-type survey made in the district, and is invaluable to researchers who
>have not
> been able go back to this period in history and beyond.
> The website lists all those freeholders, copyholders and tenants living in the
>above area
> at the time of the Survey, which was commissioned by Prince Henry, the Prince
>of Wales,
> Duke of Cornwall and Earl of Chester, and made by 23 persons of standing in
>the local
> community, who were empanelled as Jurors and sworn to enquire of and present
> changes as the Survey showed.
> 700 persons are listed in the name index, which has been transcribed from a
>large book
> (reference LR 2/200) held at The National Archives, Kew, London. There is also
>a house
> name index containing 64 house names; and an index of Extracts from
> Books showing 37 entries that relate to periods much earlier than 1611, the
>earliest of
> which is 1362 - 1363. All these indexes are free-to-access.
> If additional details of an index entry are required, these are available for
>a small fee.
> Copies of complete images from the Survey are also available on payment of a
> These show the detail of holdings including names and acreages of fields,
> closes, crofts and woodlands; annual rentals and values; and, in a number of
> references to past surrenders, purchases, and transfers of the same land.
>These may be
> traced to the original Court records held at The National Archives.
> All enquiries should be made to the webmaster at
> Ray Hulley
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