|A new transcription has been made available on our website which will be of benefit to researchers with an interest in the property records of the Manor Court of Cheltenham from 1854-1935.
The enfranchisement books of the Manor Court of Cheltenham record the transactions that turned the copyhold land held ‘in the hands of the Lord of the Manor’ into freehold tenure.
They contain approximately 2,800 transactions covering many premises and parcels of land, and include the name of the property owner (enfranchiser), the sum of money paid, date, details of the property enfranchised, and occasionally, additional pencilled information.
We are very grateful to CLHS member Sally Self who has single-handedly transcribed the key information from the books into an Excel spreadsheet over the last four years and is now making this resource available to all.
Please visit the Transcriptions page of our website to access the database, and to read the explanatory notes and view some samples of the original images.
Image: Gloucestershire Archives D2025/Box 35472 page 228c image DCSF0032 (part)