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Reference D/EX 501-600
Covering dates 1324-1982
Held by Berkshire Record Office
Extent 93 sub-fonds

Folder icon  Under-Sheriff' papers, etc.  D/EX 523  1800-1868

These documents are held at Berkshire Record Office

Source of acquisition: from Miss M. A. Willatts of Totland Bay, Isle of Wight.

These papers of John Roberts, a solicitor at Wokingham, refer mainly to his duties as Under Sheriff of Berkshire few of the later papers are probably lose of his namesake and successor. The papers were acquired by Miss Willatts from her uncle whose wife was related to James Watson, a solicitor, presumably a successor to the Roberts family practice.

No further details   Writs addressed to the Sheriff.  D/EX 523/1  1800-1827
No further details   Copy of jury summons for hearing a case at Quarter Sessions (John Terry v. Sir Nathaniel Dukinfield and others).  D/EX 523/2  1806
No further details   Letter [printed form] to the Sheriff from the War Office, enclosing an order [not present] for removal of troops before the county election.  D/EX 523/3  1818
No further details   Accounts, copies of bills of cravings for sheriffs' expenses, etc.  D/EX 523/4  1818-1827
No further details   Notes of procedure for holding a parliamentary election [Robert Palmer, Sheriff (1818), annotated for William Mount (1826)].  D/EX 523/5  c.1818-1826
No further details   Printed proclamations for continuation of persons in their official capacities (31 January) and for the dissolution of Parliament (29 February) on the accession of George IV.  D/EX 523/6/1,2  1820
No further details   Printed calendar of prisoners at the Lent Assizes in Reading.  D/EX 523/7  1820
No further details   Order from Lord Sidmouth [as Home Secretary] for removal of ten named convicts from Reading gaol to the hulks at Portsmouth.  D/EX 523/8  1820
No further details   Order to the keeper of Reading gaol for discharge of William Pook, an insolvent debtor.  D/EX 523/9  1820
No further details   Letter from Budd and Gray of Newbury, with list of names added to the Commission of the Peace "within the last 9 or 10 years".  D/EX 523/10  1820
No further details   Reprieve of Henry Bren from execution on a charge of housebreaking [signed by (Sir) J. Richardson, the judge].  D/EX 523/11  1820
No further details   Appointment by Sir Gilbert East, bart., Sheriff; of John Roberts as Under Sheriff.  D/EX 523/12  1822
No further details   Orders for transfer of a prisoner to the Justitia hulk on the river Thames and another to the General Penitentiary.  D/EX 523/13/1,2  1826
No further details   Request from Robert Peel [as Home Secretary] for returns of persons committed to prison for contempt.  D/EX 523/14  1826
No further details   Royal warrant for discharge of recognisances [signature of George IV]  D/EX 523/16  1827
No further details   Letters to John Roberts from Thomas Duffield, when Sheriff, on a Christmas gift to the prisoners, and on the expenses of his Shrievalty and the assistance of the Under Sheriff.  D/EX 523/17/1,2  c.1827
No further details   Letter from the gaoler on a customary allowance for hats.  D/EX 523/18  1828
No further details   Letter of appointment of John Roberts as a deputy to the Sheriff of Wiltshire.  D/EX 523/19  1829
No further details   Signatures of commissioners taking the oaths of allegiance and supremacy [apparently Commissioners of Taxes]  D/EX 523/20  1837-1868
No further details   Warrant empowering deputy lieutenants to act during the vacancy in the Office of Lord Lieutenant [on the death of the Earl of Abingdon].  D/EX 523/21  1854
No further details   Blank commission in the Rifle Volunteers (Berks) from the Earl of Abingdon.  D/EX 523/22  186[?]

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