Excerpt from Continuation of the Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester: A. D. 1586-1602 IN A Volume of Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester in the Sixteenth Century (vol. Lxiii. Of the chetham society's publications), the circumstances under which these Records came into the possession of the Corporation of Manchester were described, and that book consisted of extracts from the first and oldest ms. Volume of such Records. It has been thought desirable, further to illustrate the local government of Manchester in that period, to make a series of extracts from the second ms. Volume of the old Court Leet books, for the last sixteen years of the long and glorious reign of queen Elizabeth; and the pre sent volume is the result of such determination. Com mencing with the Michaelmas leet of I 586, it closes with that of October 1602, the'last held during her reign; for the Easter court of 1603 was held in April, king James I. Succeeding to the English crown on the 24th of March in that year. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.