- A Libri Vast. Volume
- A typical Liber Vast. (1656)
- A later Liber Vast. (1764)
- An early Liber Vast. (c1520)
- A Liber Assed. booklet
- A typical Liber Assed. (1694)
- A late Liber Assed. (1901)
- An early Liber Assed. (1530)
- 1643 Composition Book
- 1679 Composition Survey
- 1691 Composition Survey
- 1704 Composition Book
- Property Contract (1652)
- Liber Cancellarii (1578)
- Charge Book (1591)
Extract from the 1578 Liber Cancellarii entries
The following image is a single page from near the start of first volume of Libri Cancellarii (1578-1599). It contains brief details of a number of disputes together with the judgement made on them.
This image by courtesy of Manx National Heritage.
The script used here can make the entries difficult to read. The first two entries below appear to relate to complaints against the Archdeacon's handling of a deceased's estate - in particular the giving of an ox. [Interestingly a statue of 1643 clarifies whether a team of oxen should descend to the eldest son or its worth be shared between the unprovided for children of the deceased.] My attempted transcription of the third entry is given below.
John kelly doth enter his acton against [Stepn?] kellie his brother for not pforminge his bargain wch he p his [?] demande of [10s?] made wth [?] Court [?] p crtan tithes & [?] kellie to annswere at the [next?] Court. [Stepon?] is awarded to paie 12s for not supporting his brother to enjoy the [?eath] according to promys and bargayn
The gist of this seems to be that John Kelly's brother made a sale to him, but then reneged on the deal. The court decided that compensation of 12s should be paid. The 2d recorded in the margin is presumably a fee paid for the resolution of this dispute.