BHO

North Petherton: Borough

Pages 282-283

A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 6, andersfield, Cannington, and North Petherton Hundreds (Bridgwater and Neighbouring Parishes). Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1992.

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Citation:

BOROUGH.

A burgage in North Petherton belonged to the serjeanty of Pignes in 1251-2. (fn. 1) North Petherton borough, which was separately represented neither at the eyres of 1225 and 1242-3 (fn. 2) nor at the law hundreds of the 1430s, (fn. 3) yielded profits to the lord of North Petherton hundred and manor, nearly £5 in 1297-8, nearly £6 in 1311-12, and £5 9s. 4d. in 1391-2. The profits came mostly from rents, but also from a borough court or portmote. (fn. 4) The lordship of the borough, linked with the tithing of Denizen in 1569 (fn. 5) and yielding rents of £3 1s. in 1647, (fn. 6) descended with the hundred and manor until 1832 or later. (fn. 7)

Footnotes

  • 1. Bk. of Fees, ii. 1266.
  • 2. S.R.S. xi, pp. 40-1, 298-301.
  • 3. S.R.O., DD/SAS NP 15.
  • 4. Ibid. 1, mm. 2, 17; 5, m. 4; below, local govt.
  • 5. S.R.S. xx. 130-1.
  • 6. S.R.O., DD/X/FRC (C/140).
  • 7. P.R.O., CP 43/997, rot. 24; S.R.O., DD/SL 9; DD/SLM (C/1795).