1597

4th. May Wednesday
Dr. Dee, warden, with Sir Ralph Barber and Robert Talsley, clerk of Manchester Church, with divers of the town, of divers ages, completed the perambulation to the bounds of Manchester parish. This survey of the town took six days to accomplish. May 4th. (Dee’s Diary.)(7)

10th. July Sunday
Manchester town described and measured by Christopher Saxton, July 10. (Dee’s Diary.) Saxton left on the 14th.(7)

6th. October Thursday
The following entry from the Court Leet records shows the rural character of the town: “Richard Nugent hath purchased two messuages or tenements, one barn, two gardens, one orchard, one acre of land, one half acre of meadow, and one half acre of pasture, &c., lying by the Mylne Bridge.” October 6.(7)

1597
The Court Leet jury order “that no foreigner nor any other stranger shall sell or measure any corn upon any other day than the Saturday and Monday, and that to be after the bell rings.” (Harland’s Court Leet.)(7)