Derbyshire Quarter Sessions: 1770s

Petitions to the Derbyshire Quarter Sessions, 1632-1770.

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The churchwardens and overseers of the poor for the parish of Snelston. Q/SB/2/1146 (1770)

To the worshipful the justices of the peace at the general
quarter sessions of the peace holden at Derby in and for the
county of Derby the 24th day of April 1770

The humble petition of Joseph Wagstaff Thomas Woodhouse
John Wright and William Beresford churchwardens and
overseers of the poor in and for the parish of Snelston in the county of
Derby aforesaid sheweth

That whereas the said parish of Snelston is burthened
with a great deal of poor and not having at present houses
sufficient to contain them in, your petitioners have by an
application made to William Bowyer esquire genteman lord of the manor of
Snelston aforesaid obtained his consent under his hand and seal
for your petitioners to erect and set up a cottage on or cottages on
the wast of the said manor within the said parish of Snelston
for the habitation of the poor there, if an order of sessions can
be obtained for confirmation thereof as by the paper hereunto
annexed doth appear

May you therefore be pleased to grant unto your petitioners the
order of this court whereby your said petitioners may set up a
cottage for the habitation of the poor of Snelston aforesaid on Darley
Moor being part of the wast land within the said manor at the
meeting of the turnpike roads there and not to take in and inclose
more than one acre and two perches of land to the same paying
to me the said William Bowyer my heirs and assigns the yearly rent
a sum of two shillings and six pence for the same

Signed and sealed in
the presence of

  • Alexander Harrison William Bowyer

Sworn in court
24th April 1770


G Heathcote clerk of the peace