Sub-series NCR 14/22-29 - Sessions of Sewers jurors' river presentments and amendment orders under the Commission of 1761

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NCR 14/22-29

Title

Sessions of Sewers jurors' river presentments and amendment orders under the Commission of 1761

Date(s)

  • Aug-Sep 1767 (Creation)

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Folded file of parchments

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Name of creator

(1552-1835)

Administrative history

Received an annual grant from the Yarmouth Pier and Haven Commissioners towards the expense of clearing their section of the navigable river between Yarmouth and Norwich New Mills. To ensure the efficient flow of the water, to prevent inundations of adjacent lands and to facilitate the uninterrupted navigation of the rivers.

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Including presentments, by views of 18-28 August, of all faults hindering navigation along the river and for bank clearance along various sections of the Rivers Wensum and Yare from Heigham to Hardley Cross, with many references to river reach and creek place-names, and which are numbered on bottom, left-hand corner of each parchment. Also includes office-copy river amendment orders, bundled by view date, delivered to those presented by the jury of sewers, with numbers corresponding to those on the presentments of particular view-dates. Endorsed on the copies are notes of delivery by the court bailiff or local constable to offenders, detailing when and where they left the sealed orders and with whom (often family, agents or servants are named) and occasionally indicating delivery failure through the death of the intended target.

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Accruals

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Previously listed under NCR Case 14b.

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Language of material

  • English

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Both parchments and papers are dirty and stained.

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dd946866-859e-4564-854a-14a7ab5808d2

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Catalogued

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 25/11/2015 by Drott. Modified 23/01/2020 by Drott.

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