The Records of a Commission of Sewers for Wiggenhall, 1319-1324 and William Asshebourne’s Book

The Records of a Commission of Sewers for Wiggenhall 1319-1324, edited by Arthur E. B. Owen

Commissioners of sewers were responsible for drainage administration in the Fenland and adjacent areas for many centuries.

William Asshebourne’s Book, Edited by Dorothy M. Owen

The important manuscript which is presented here in an abbreviated form is a loosley bound parchment book, containing one hundred and twenty nine folios. It’s contents show it to have been a private memorandum book kept by the common clerk of Lynn, William Asshebourne, in the early fifteenth century, at a time of great municipal upheaval.

Before he entered the service of the town authorities Asshebourne had been employed by the Bishop’s administration, in the episcopal liberty at Lynn.


Series: Norfolk Record Society

Volume Number: XLVIII

Year of Publication: 1981

Edited By: Arthur Ernest Bion Owen, Dorothy Mary Owen

Cover: Hardcover

Language: English

ISBN-10:


Subjects:

  • Drainage — England — Fens — History;
  • King’s Lynn (Norfolk) — Politics and government;
  • East Anglia Fens Agricultural land Drainage 1319-1324;
  • Norfolk King’s Lynn Local government 1400-1415;