A letter written by a Henry Kirke of Kings Newton commences ‘In a very able paper on the Leekes of Sutton, by the Reve. C.H. Clark, contained in the last number of the “RELIQUARY” I came across the following words “His name appears with the distinction of armiger in ‘The list of Derbyshire Gentry’ drawn up in 1433 (“12 Hen. VI.”)’. This letter, published in The Reliquary (1869 / 70, Volume 10 page 190) continues and provides a convincing argument that it is primarily a list of Derbyshire freeholders of ‘different degrees of importance under tha rank of gentleman’. The list contains 332 names and 18, including ‘Revell of Ogstone’, are reproduced in the letter.
Unfortunately, the paper by Reve C.H. Clarke in The Reliquary 1868 / 9 Volume IX does not cite a reference for the list and it appears to be a list so well known that no reference is required.
Turbutt comments in ‘A History of Ogston’ that this list is thought to contain the names of the Derbyshire freeholders who opposed the claim of the Duke of York to the throne of England, but again gives no information regarding its origin. BHOL and Magna Britannia likewise refer to it but fail to give the precise source.
Please can anyone shed any light on this list, and where it might be consulted.