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Court Records

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward I of England

Court Records under Edward I and Medieval Law

Court Records under Edward I and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward I of England

Court Records under Edward I and Medieval Law

Court Records under Edward I and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward I of England

Court Records under Edward I and Medieval Law

Court Records under Edward I and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward I of England

Court Records under Edward I and Medieval Law

Court Records under Edward I and Legal History

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Chadwyck-Healey, Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications, 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929.

Abstract: English translation. Includes two great rolls of lesser assize taken before Bracton.

Vol. 1, The close of 12th century – 41 Henry III. Contains essoins, assizes, indictments and gaol delivery, amercements of the 1225 general sessions for assizes and gaol delivery, Somerset (nos. 102-398); civil and crown pleas, Somerset eyre, 1243 (nos. 421 – 1264); list of Somerset eyres, 1219-1243.

Vol. 2, 41 Henry III to the end of his reign;

Vol. 3, 1-7 Edward I;

Vol. 4, 8 Edward II pt.1 Civil pleas from the chief justice’s roll, plus additional entries in other rolls, excluding quo warranto, foreign pleas, essoins and attorneys membranes, for the 1280 Somerset eyre.

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society, 88. Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains the civil and crown pleas, crown pleas amercements and kalendar of the 1279 eyre (7 Edward I (1279)).

Thompson, A. Hamilton, and Hodgson John, eds. Northumberland Pleas From the Curia Regis and Assize Rolls, 1198-1272. Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee Publications, II for the year 1921. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922.

Thomson, Walter S., ed. A Lincolnshire Assize Roll for 1298 (P.R.O. Assize Roll No. 505) Edited With an Introduction on Royal Local Government in Lincolnshire During the War of 1294-8 . Lincoln Record Society Publications, 36. Hereford: Printed for the Lincoln Record Society by the Hereford Times, 1944.

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society, 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 – 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996.

Abstract: Vol. 6, pt.1, Staffordshire pleas of Henry III from manuscripts in the British Museum, and extracts from the plea rolls, AD 1272-1294; includes extracts from civil pleas, quo warranto proceedings, plaints and kalendar (all from the Rex roll) and from crown pleas and gaol delivery (taken from the chief justice’s roll) for the 1293 Staffordshire eyre, 211-89.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Brand, Paul A., ed. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the National Archives (Formerly the Public Record Office). Volume 6, Edward I, 1279-81. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 2005. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 84150506

Abstract: Text in Latin, with introduction and notes in English. Vol. 6 continues the set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Cohen, Sarah, Paul Brand, and W. M. Schwab, eds. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the Public Record Office. Volume 5, Edward 1, 1277-1279. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 1992-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 38715112Abstract: Text in Latin. Vol. 5. Edward I, 1277-1279, is a continuation of the four volume set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Jenkinson, Hilary, and Beryl Fermoy, ed. Select Cases in the Exchequer of Pleas. The Selden Society (SS), 48 for 1931. London: Quaritch, 1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917933Abstract: “Reproduces cases from the Plea Rolls of the Court of Exchequer preserved at the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) and decided in the reigns of Henry III and Edward I. (1236-1304)” Valuable for the student of the administrative history of the Exchequer.

Phillimore, William P. W., and Edward A. Fry, eds. Placita Coram Domino Rege Apud Westmonasterium De Termino Sancte Trinitatis Anno Regni Regis Edwardi, Filii Regis Henrici, Vicesimo Quinto; the Pleas of the Court of King’s Bench, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I, 1297 . British Record Society Index Library, 19. London: British Record Society, 1898. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 42943212Abstract: A transcript from the coram rege roll, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I.

Rigg, James M., ed. Select Pleas, Starrs and Other Records From the Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews (1220-1284). The Selden Society (SS), 15 for 1901. London: Quaritch, 1901. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917313

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Selections from the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews under Henry III and Edward I. The extant series is very incomplete for Henry III, but nearly complete for the reign of Edward I. Records end with the expulsion of the Jews in 1290.”

Sayles, George O., ed. Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench Under Edward I. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 55 for 1936, 57 for 1938, 58 for 1939 (Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench, Vols. I – III). London: Quaritch, 1936. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 57331931Abstract: Selected cases from the original plea rolls of the Court of King’s Bench at the PRO. Contents: Vol. I (SS, Vol. 55) AD 1270-1290; Vol. II (SS, Vol. 57) AD 1290-1293; Vol. III (SS, Vol. 58) AD 1294-1307.

Thompson, A. Hamilton, ed. Northumbrian Pleas From the De Banco Rolls. 2 Vols. Publications of the Surtees Society, 158, 159. Durham: Andrews & Co, 1950.

Abstract: Text in English. Contents: Vol. 1, 1-19 (1-5 Edward I); Vol. 2, 20-37 (5-8 Edward I).

Tout, Thomas F., and Hilda Johnstone, eds. State Trials of the Reign of Edward the First, 1289-1293. London: Royal Historical Society, 1906. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3332783Abstract: Trials, held before Edward I, of some of his chief justices and officials of trust, accused of extorting money, perverting justice, and using their official positions to serve their private ends, while the King was absent in Gascony in 1289. Contains 21 select cases from Plea Roll 541B. Appendices include an analysis of Roll 541A and 541B, listing 504 cases in Roll 541A, giving: name of accused, office hearing the case, name of accuser, offence, result, reference-membrane, and county, and 165 cases in Roll 541B.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leadam, Isaac S., and James F. Baldwin, eds. Select Cases Before the King’s Council, (1245-1482). The Selden Society (SS), 35 for 1918. London: Harvard University Press, 1918.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Contains 40 cases tried in the Council between 1245 and 1482. The Council was not a court of record and had no original rolls. Consequently the records are to be found among the Files of Ancient Petitions, the Chancery and Exchequer collections at the PRO, and the Parliamentary and Council Proceedings as well as in printed series, such as the Close Rolls.”

Turner, George J., ed. Select Pleas of the Forest. The Selden Society (SS), 13 for 1899. London: Quaritch, 1901.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Contains extracts from the Forest Eyre rolls of the years 1209, 1255, 1257, 1269, 1270, 1272, 1287, and 1344. Consists of perambulations, claims, presentments, and other proceedings such as trials for poaching and trespass in the Forests. The editor’s introduction to this volume constitutes a very substantial monograph on forest law and organization in the 13th century. The full text of the Charter of the Forest of 1217 is included.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Bateson, Mary, William H. Stevenson, John E. Stocks, and Helen Stocks, eds. Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester. 4 Vols. London : Clay, 1899-1923.

Abstract: Volumes consist chiefly of extracts from the court rolls

of portmoot, merchant guild, coroner’s court, borough court and other local courts. Contents: Vol. 1, 1103-1327; Vol. 2, 1327-1509; Vol. 3, 1509-1603; Vol. 4, 1603-1688.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 23 for 1908, 46 for 1929, 49 for 1932. London: Quaritch, 1908.

Abstract: Vol. 1, “Local Courts” contains numerous extracts, with translations from the Latin records of Fair Courts from 1270-1638; Vol. 2, “Central Courts,” includes cases drawn from the Curia Regis rolls, the Assize rolls, the records of the Courts of King’s Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, and Chancery proceedings, from 1239-1633, translated into English; Vol. 3, “Statutory Recognizances and Special Assizes,” is a supplementary volume which contains records of proceedings on statutory and official recognisances (Statutes Merchant and Statutes Staple) and a number of additional cases and documents concerning mercantile law.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases From the Coroners’ Rolls (1265-1413). The Selden Society (SS), 9 for 1896. London: Quaritch, 1896.

Abstract: The cases included are taken from the Rotuli Coronatorum found among the Assize rolls at the PRO. The coroners had their own rolls which were produced before the Justices of Assize. Most are of inquests, but there are some records of appeals of felony conducted by coroners before trial.

Nottingham (England). Records of the Borough of Nottingham Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham. 9 Vols. London: Quaritch, 1882-.

Abstract: Contents: Vol. 1, 1155-1399; Vol. 2, 1399-1485; Vol. 3, 1485-1547; Vol. 4, 1547-1625; Vol. 5, 1625-1702; Vol. 6, 1702-1760; Vol. 7, 1760-1800; Vol. 8, 1800-1835; Vol. 9, 1836-1900. Extracts from the borough court rolls form a large part of these volumes.

Rogers, James E. T., ed. Oxford City Documents : Financial and Judicial, 1268-1665 . Oxford Historical Society Publications, 18. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891.

Abstract: Pleas of the Crown in the Eyre of 1285 are printed on pp. 182-236.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Resources

See Also

  • Medieval Justice (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • List of Medieval Laws (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Legal History Review (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Notability (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Defamation (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Chadwyck-Healey, Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications, 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929.

Abstract: English translation. Includes two great rolls of lesser assize taken before Bracton.

Vol. 1, The close of 12th century – 41 Henry III. Contains essoins, assizes, indictments and gaol delivery, amercements of the 1225 general sessions for assizes and gaol delivery, Somerset (nos. 102-398); civil and crown pleas, Somerset eyre, 1243 (nos. 421 – 1264); list of Somerset eyres, 1219-1243.

Vol. 2, 41 Henry III to the end of his reign;

Vol. 3, 1-7 Edward I;

Vol. 4, 8 Edward II pt.1 Civil pleas from the chief justice’s roll, plus additional entries in other rolls, excluding quo warranto, foreign pleas, essoins and attorneys membranes, for the 1280 Somerset eyre.

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society, 88. Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains the civil and crown pleas, crown pleas amercements and kalendar of the 1279 eyre (7 Edward I (1279)).

Thompson, A. Hamilton, and Hodgson John, eds. Northumberland Pleas From the Curia Regis and Assize Rolls, 1198-1272. Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee Publications, II for the year 1921. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922.

Thomson, Walter S., ed. A Lincolnshire Assize Roll for 1298 (P.R.O. Assize Roll No. 505) Edited With an Introduction on Royal Local Government in Lincolnshire During the War of 1294-8 . Lincoln Record Society Publications, 36. Hereford: Printed for the Lincoln Record Society by the Hereford Times, 1944.

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society, 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 – 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996.

Abstract: Vol. 6, pt.1, Staffordshire pleas of Henry III from manuscripts in the British Museum, and extracts from the plea rolls, AD 1272-1294; includes extracts from civil pleas, quo warranto proceedings, plaints and kalendar (all from the Rex roll) and from crown pleas and gaol delivery (taken from the chief justice’s roll) for the 1293 Staffordshire eyre, 211-89.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Brand, Paul A., ed. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the National Archives (Formerly the Public Record Office). Volume 6, Edward I, 1279-81. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 2005. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 84150506

Abstract: Text in Latin, with introduction and notes in English. Vol. 6 continues the set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Cohen, Sarah, Paul Brand, and W. M. Schwab, eds. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the Public Record Office. Volume 5, Edward 1, 1277-1279. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 1992-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 38715112Abstract: Text in Latin. Vol. 5. Edward I, 1277-1279, is a continuation of the four volume set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Jenkinson, Hilary, and Beryl Fermoy, ed. Select Cases in the Exchequer of Pleas. The Selden Society (SS), 48 for 1931. London: Quaritch, 1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917933Abstract: “Reproduces cases from the Plea Rolls of the Court of Exchequer preserved at the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) and decided in the reigns of Henry III and Edward I. (1236-1304)” Valuable for the student of the administrative history of the Exchequer.

Phillimore, William P. W., and Edward A. Fry, eds. Placita Coram Domino Rege Apud Westmonasterium De Termino Sancte Trinitatis Anno Regni Regis Edwardi, Filii Regis Henrici, Vicesimo Quinto; the Pleas of the Court of King’s Bench, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I, 1297 . British Record Society Index Library, 19. London: British Record Society, 1898. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 42943212Abstract: A transcript from the coram rege roll, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I.

Rigg, James M., ed. Select Pleas, Starrs and Other Records From the Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews (1220-1284). The Selden Society (SS), 15 for 1901. London: Quaritch, 1901. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917313

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Selections from the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews under Henry III and Edward I. The extant series is very incomplete for Henry III, but nearly complete for the reign of Edward I. Records end with the expulsion of the Jews in 1290.”

Sayles, George O., ed. Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench Under Edward I. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 55 for 1936, 57 for 1938, 58 for 1939 (Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench, Vols. I – III). London: Quaritch, 1936. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 57331931Abstract: Selected cases from the original plea rolls of the Court of King’s Bench at the PRO. Contents: Vol. I (SS, Vol. 55) AD 1270-1290; Vol. II (SS, Vol. 57) AD 1290-1293; Vol. III (SS, Vol. 58) AD 1294-1307.

Thompson, A. Hamilton, ed. Northumbrian Pleas From the De Banco Rolls. 2 Vols. Publications of the Surtees Society, 158, 159. Durham: Andrews & Co, 1950.

Abstract: Text in English. Contents: Vol. 1, 1-19 (1-5 Edward I); Vol. 2, 20-37 (5-8 Edward I).

Tout, Thomas F., and Hilda Johnstone, eds. State Trials of the Reign of Edward the First, 1289-1293. London: Royal Historical Society, 1906. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3332783Abstract: Trials, held before Edward I, of some of his chief justices and officials of trust, accused of extorting money, perverting justice, and using their official positions to serve their private ends, while the King was absent in Gascony in 1289. Contains 21 select cases from Plea Roll 541B. Appendices include an analysis of Roll 541A and 541B, listing 504 cases in Roll 541A, giving: name of accused, office hearing the case, name of accuser, offence, result, reference-membrane, and county, and 165 cases in Roll 541B.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leadam, Isaac S., and James F. Baldwin, eds. Select Cases Before the King’s Council, (1245-1482). The Selden Society (SS), 35 for 1918. London: Harvard University Press, 1918.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Contains 40 cases tried in the Council between 1245 and 1482. The Council was not a court of record and had no original rolls. Consequently the records are to be found among the Files of Ancient Petitions, the Chancery and Exchequer collections at the PRO, and the Parliamentary and Council Proceedings as well as in printed series, such as the Close Rolls.”

Turner, George J., ed. Select Pleas of the Forest. The Selden Society (SS), 13 for 1899. London: Quaritch, 1901.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Contains extracts from the Forest Eyre rolls of the years 1209, 1255, 1257, 1269, 1270, 1272, 1287, and 1344. Consists of perambulations, claims, presentments, and other proceedings such as trials for poaching and trespass in the Forests. The editor’s introduction to this volume constitutes a very substantial monograph on forest law and organization in the 13th century. The full text of the Charter of the Forest of 1217 is included.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Bateson, Mary, William H. Stevenson, John E. Stocks, and Helen Stocks, eds. Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester. 4 Vols. London : Clay, 1899-1923.

Abstract: Volumes consist chiefly of extracts from the court rolls

of portmoot, merchant guild, coroner’s court, borough court and other local courts. Contents: Vol. 1, 1103-1327; Vol. 2, 1327-1509; Vol. 3, 1509-1603; Vol. 4, 1603-1688.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 23 for 1908, 46 for 1929, 49 for 1932. London: Quaritch, 1908.

Abstract: Vol. 1, “Local Courts” contains numerous extracts, with translations from the Latin records of Fair Courts from 1270-1638; Vol. 2, “Central Courts,” includes cases drawn from the Curia Regis rolls, the Assize rolls, the records of the Courts of King’s Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, and Chancery proceedings, from 1239-1633, translated into English; Vol. 3, “Statutory Recognizances and Special Assizes,” is a supplementary volume which contains records of proceedings on statutory and official recognisances (Statutes Merchant and Statutes Staple) and a number of additional cases and documents concerning mercantile law.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases From the Coroners’ Rolls (1265-1413). The Selden Society (SS), 9 for 1896. London: Quaritch, 1896.

Abstract: The cases included are taken from the Rotuli Coronatorum found among the Assize rolls at the PRO. The coroners had their own rolls which were produced before the Justices of Assize. Most are of inquests, but there are some records of appeals of felony conducted by coroners before trial.

Nottingham (England). Records of the Borough of Nottingham Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham. 9 Vols. London: Quaritch, 1882-.

Abstract: Contents: Vol. 1, 1155-1399; Vol. 2, 1399-1485; Vol. 3, 1485-1547; Vol. 4, 1547-1625; Vol. 5, 1625-1702; Vol. 6, 1702-1760; Vol. 7, 1760-1800; Vol. 8, 1800-1835; Vol. 9, 1836-1900. Extracts from the borough court rolls form a large part of these volumes.

Rogers, James E. T., ed. Oxford City Documents : Financial and Judicial, 1268-1665 . Oxford Historical Society Publications, 18. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891.

Abstract: Pleas of the Crown in the Eyre of 1285 are printed on pp. 182-236.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Resources

See Also

  • Status (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Chattels (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Estates (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Law Enforcement (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Punishment (in this legal Encyclopedia)

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward I of England

Court Records under Edward I and Medieval Law

Court Records under Edward I and Legal History

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Chadwyck-Healey, Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications, 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929.

Abstract: English translation. Includes two great rolls of lesser assize taken before Bracton.

Vol. 1, The close of 12th century – 41 Henry III. Contains essoins, assizes, indictments and gaol delivery, amercements of the 1225 general sessions for assizes and gaol delivery, Somerset (nos. 102-398); civil and crown pleas, Somerset eyre, 1243 (nos. 421 – 1264); list of Somerset eyres, 1219-1243.

Vol. 2, 41 Henry III to the end of his reign;

Vol. 3, 1-7 Edward I;

Vol. 4, 8 Edward II pt.1 Civil pleas from the chief justice’s roll, plus additional entries in other rolls, excluding quo warranto, foreign pleas, essoins and attorneys membranes, for the 1280 Somerset eyre.

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society, 88. Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains the civil and crown pleas, crown pleas amercements and kalendar of the 1279 eyre (7 Edward I (1279)).

Thompson, A. Hamilton, and Hodgson John, eds. Northumberland Pleas From the Curia Regis and Assize Rolls, 1198-1272. Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee Publications, II for the year 1921. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922.

Thomson, Walter S., ed. A Lincolnshire Assize Roll for 1298 (P.R.O. Assize Roll No. 505) Edited With an Introduction on Royal Local Government in Lincolnshire During the War of 1294-8 . Lincoln Record Society Publications, 36. Hereford: Printed for the Lincoln Record Society by the Hereford Times, 1944.

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society, 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 – 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996.

Abstract: Vol. 6, pt.1, Staffordshire pleas of Henry III from manuscripts in the British Museum, and extracts from the plea rolls, AD 1272-1294; includes extracts from civil pleas, quo warranto proceedings, plaints and kalendar (all from the Rex roll) and from crown pleas and gaol delivery (taken from the chief justice’s roll) for the 1293 Staffordshire eyre, 211-89.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Brand, Paul A., ed. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the National Archives (Formerly the Public Record Office). Volume 6, Edward I, 1279-81. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 2005. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 84150506

Abstract: Text in Latin, with introduction and notes in English. Vol. 6 continues the set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Cohen, Sarah, Paul Brand, and W. M. Schwab, eds. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the Public Record Office. Volume 5, Edward 1, 1277-1279. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 1992-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 38715112Abstract: Text in Latin. Vol. 5. Edward I, 1277-1279, is a continuation of the four volume set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Jenkinson, Hilary, and Beryl Fermoy, ed. Select Cases in the Exchequer of Pleas. The Selden Society (SS), 48 for 1931. London: Quaritch, 1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917933Abstract: “Reproduces cases from the Plea Rolls of the Court of Exchequer preserved at the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) and decided in the reigns of Henry III and Edward I. (1236-1304)” Valuable for the student of the administrative history of the Exchequer.

Phillimore, William P. W., and Edward A. Fry, eds. Placita Coram Domino Rege Apud Westmonasterium De Termino Sancte Trinitatis Anno Regni Regis Edwardi, Filii Regis Henrici, Vicesimo Quinto; the Pleas of the Court of King’s Bench, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I, 1297 . British Record Society Index Library, 19. London: British Record Society, 1898. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 42943212Abstract: A transcript from the coram rege roll, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I.

Rigg, James M., ed. Select Pleas, Starrs and Other Records From the Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews (1220-1284). The Selden Society (SS), 15 for 1901. London: Quaritch, 1901. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917313

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Selections from the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews under Henry III and Edward I. The extant series is very incomplete for Henry III, but nearly complete for the reign of Edward I. Records end with the expulsion of the Jews in 1290.”

Sayles, George O., ed. Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench Under Edward I. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 55 for 1936, 57 for 1938, 58 for 1939 (Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench, Vols. I – III). London: Quaritch, 1936. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 57331931Abstract: Selected cases from the original plea rolls of the Court of King’s Bench at the PRO. Contents: Vol. I (SS, Vol. 55) AD 1270-1290; Vol. II (SS, Vol. 57) AD 1290-1293; Vol. III (SS, Vol. 58) AD 1294-1307.

Thompson, A. Hamilton, ed. Northumbrian Pleas From the De Banco Rolls. 2 Vols. Publications of the Surtees Society, 158, 159. Durham: Andrews & Co, 1950.

Abstract: Text in English. Contents: Vol. 1, 1-19 (1-5 Edward I); Vol. 2, 20-37 (5-8 Edward I).

Tout, Thomas F., and Hilda Johnstone, eds. State Trials of the Reign of Edward the First, 1289-1293. London: Royal Historical Society, 1906. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3332783Abstract: Trials, held before Edward I, of some of his chief justices and officials of trust, accused of extorting money, perverting justice, and using their official positions to serve their private ends, while the King was absent in Gascony in 1289. Contains 21 select cases from Plea Roll 541B. Appendices include an analysis of Roll 541A and 541B, listing 504 cases in Roll 541A, giving: name of accused, office hearing the case, name of accuser, offence, result, reference-membrane, and county, and 165 cases in Roll 541B.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leadam, Isaac S., and James F. Baldwin, eds. Select Cases Before the King’s Council, (1245-1482). The Selden Society (SS), 35 for 1918. London: Harvard University Press, 1918.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Contains 40 cases tried in the Council between 1245 and 1482. The Council was not a court of record and had no original rolls. Consequently the records are to be found among the Files of Ancient Petitions, the Chancery and Exchequer collections at the PRO, and the Parliamentary and Council Proceedings as well as in printed series, such as the Close Rolls.”

Turner, George J., ed. Select Pleas of the Forest. The Selden Society (SS), 13 for 1899. London: Quaritch, 1901.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Contains extracts from the Forest Eyre rolls of the years 1209, 1255, 1257, 1269, 1270, 1272, 1287, and 1344. Consists of perambulations, claims, presentments, and other proceedings such as trials for poaching and trespass in the Forests. The editor’s introduction to this volume constitutes a very substantial monograph on forest law and organization in the 13th century. The full text of the Charter of the Forest of 1217 is included.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Bateson, Mary, William H. Stevenson, John E. Stocks, and Helen Stocks, eds. Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester. 4 Vols. London : Clay, 1899-1923.

Abstract: Volumes consist chiefly of extracts from the court rolls

of portmoot, merchant guild, coroner’s court, borough court and other local courts. Contents: Vol. 1, 1103-1327; Vol. 2, 1327-1509; Vol. 3, 1509-1603; Vol. 4, 1603-1688.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 23 for 1908, 46 for 1929, 49 for 1932. London: Quaritch, 1908.

Abstract: Vol. 1, “Local Courts” contains numerous extracts, with translations from the Latin records of Fair Courts from 1270-1638; Vol. 2, “Central Courts,” includes cases drawn from the Curia Regis rolls, the Assize rolls, the records of the Courts of King’s Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, and Chancery proceedings, from 1239-1633, translated into English; Vol. 3, “Statutory Recognizances and Special Assizes,” is a supplementary volume which contains records of proceedings on statutory and official recognisances (Statutes Merchant and Statutes Staple) and a number of additional cases and documents concerning mercantile law.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases From the Coroners’ Rolls (1265-1413). The Selden Society (SS), 9 for 1896. London: Quaritch, 1896.

Abstract: The cases included are taken from the Rotuli Coronatorum found among the Assize rolls at the PRO. The coroners had their own rolls which were produced before the Justices of Assize. Most are of inquests, but there are some records of appeals of felony conducted by coroners before trial.

Nottingham (England). Records of the Borough of Nottingham Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham. 9 Vols. London: Quaritch, 1882-.

Abstract: Contents: Vol. 1, 1155-1399; Vol. 2, 1399-1485; Vol. 3, 1485-1547; Vol. 4, 1547-1625; Vol. 5, 1625-1702; Vol. 6, 1702-1760; Vol. 7, 1760-1800; Vol. 8, 1800-1835; Vol. 9, 1836-1900. Extracts from the borough court rolls form a large part of these volumes.

Rogers, James E. T., ed. Oxford City Documents : Financial and Judicial, 1268-1665 . Oxford Historical Society Publications, 18. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891.

Abstract: Pleas of the Crown in the Eyre of 1285 are printed on pp. 182-236.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Resources

See Also

  • Medieval Justice (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • List of Medieval Laws (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Legal History Review (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Notability (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Defamation (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Chadwyck-Healey, Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications, 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929.

Abstract: English translation. Includes two great rolls of lesser assize taken before Bracton.

Vol. 1, The close of 12th century – 41 Henry III. Contains essoins, assizes, indictments and gaol delivery, amercements of the 1225 general sessions for assizes and gaol delivery, Somerset (nos. 102-398); civil and crown pleas, Somerset eyre, 1243 (nos. 421 – 1264); list of Somerset eyres, 1219-1243.

Vol. 2, 41 Henry III to the end of his reign;

Vol. 3, 1-7 Edward I;

Vol. 4, 8 Edward II pt.1 Civil pleas from the chief justice’s roll, plus additional entries in other rolls, excluding quo warranto, foreign pleas, essoins and attorneys membranes, for the 1280 Somerset eyre.

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society, 88. Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains the civil and crown pleas, crown pleas amercements and kalendar of the 1279 eyre (7 Edward I (1279)).

Thompson, A. Hamilton, and Hodgson John, eds. Northumberland Pleas From the Curia Regis and Assize Rolls, 1198-1272. Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee Publications, II for the year 1921. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922.

Thomson, Walter S., ed. A Lincolnshire Assize Roll for 1298 (P.R.O. Assize Roll No. 505) Edited With an Introduction on Royal Local Government in Lincolnshire During the War of 1294-8 . Lincoln Record Society Publications, 36. Hereford: Printed for the Lincoln Record Society by the Hereford Times, 1944.

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society, 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 – 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996.

Abstract: Vol. 6, pt.1, Staffordshire pleas of Henry III from manuscripts in the British Museum, and extracts from the plea rolls, AD 1272-1294; includes extracts from civil pleas, quo warranto proceedings, plaints and kalendar (all from the Rex roll) and from crown pleas and gaol delivery (taken from the chief justice’s roll) for the 1293 Staffordshire eyre, 211-89.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Brand, Paul A., ed. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the National Archives (Formerly the Public Record Office). Volume 6, Edward I, 1279-81. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 2005. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 84150506

Abstract: Text in Latin, with introduction and notes in English. Vol. 6 continues the set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Cohen, Sarah, Paul Brand, and W. M. Schwab, eds. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the Public Record Office. Volume 5, Edward 1, 1277-1279. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 1992-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 38715112Abstract: Text in Latin. Vol. 5. Edward I, 1277-1279, is a continuation of the four volume set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Jenkinson, Hilary, and Beryl Fermoy, ed. Select Cases in the Exchequer of Pleas. The Selden Society (SS), 48 for 1931. London: Quaritch, 1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917933Abstract: “Reproduces cases from the Plea Rolls of the Court of Exchequer preserved at the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) and decided in the reigns of Henry III and Edward I. (1236-1304)” Valuable for the student of the administrative history of the Exchequer.

Phillimore, William P. W., and Edward A. Fry, eds. Placita Coram Domino Rege Apud Westmonasterium De Termino Sancte Trinitatis Anno Regni Regis Edwardi, Filii Regis Henrici, Vicesimo Quinto; the Pleas of the Court of King’s Bench, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I, 1297 . British Record Society Index Library, 19. London: British Record Society, 1898. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 42943212Abstract: A transcript from the coram rege roll, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I.

Rigg, James M., ed. Select Pleas, Starrs and Other Records From the Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews (1220-1284). The Selden Society (SS), 15 for 1901. London: Quaritch, 1901. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917313

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Selections from the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews under Henry III and Edward I. The extant series is very incomplete for Henry III, but nearly complete for the reign of Edward I. Records end with the expulsion of the Jews in 1290.”

Sayles, George O., ed. Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench Under Edward I. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 55 for 1936, 57 for 1938, 58 for 1939 (Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench, Vols. I – III). London: Quaritch, 1936. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 57331931Abstract: Selected cases from the original plea rolls of the Court of King’s Bench at the PRO. Contents: Vol. I (SS, Vol. 55) AD 1270-1290; Vol. II (SS, Vol. 57) AD 1290-1293; Vol. III (SS, Vol. 58) AD 1294-1307.

Thompson, A. Hamilton, ed. Northumbrian Pleas From the De Banco Rolls. 2 Vols. Publications of the Surtees Society, 158, 159. Durham: Andrews & Co, 1950.

Abstract: Text in English. Contents: Vol. 1, 1-19 (1-5 Edward I); Vol. 2, 20-37 (5-8 Edward I).

Tout, Thomas F., and Hilda Johnstone, eds. State Trials of the Reign of Edward the First, 1289-1293. London: Royal Historical Society, 1906. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3332783Abstract: Trials, held before Edward I, of some of his chief justices and officials of trust, accused of extorting money, perverting justice, and using their official positions to serve their private ends, while the King was absent in Gascony in 1289. Contains 21 select cases from Plea Roll 541B. Appendices include an analysis of Roll 541A and 541B, listing 504 cases in Roll 541A, giving: name of accused, office hearing the case, name of accuser, offence, result, reference-membrane, and county, and 165 cases in Roll 541B.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leadam, Isaac S., and James F. Baldwin, eds. Select Cases Before the King’s Council, (1245-1482). The Selden Society (SS), 35 for 1918. London: Harvard University Press, 1918.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Contains 40 cases tried in the Council between 1245 and 1482. The Council was not a court of record and had no original rolls. Consequently the records are to be found among the Files of Ancient Petitions, the Chancery and Exchequer collections at the PRO, and the Parliamentary and Council Proceedings as well as in printed series, such as the Close Rolls.”

Turner, George J., ed. Select Pleas of the Forest. The Selden Society (SS), 13 for 1899. London: Quaritch, 1901.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Contains extracts from the Forest Eyre rolls of the years 1209, 1255, 1257, 1269, 1270, 1272, 1287, and 1344. Consists of perambulations, claims, presentments, and other proceedings such as trials for poaching and trespass in the Forests. The editor’s introduction to this volume constitutes a very substantial monograph on forest law and organization in the 13th century. The full text of the Charter of the Forest of 1217 is included.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Bateson, Mary, William H. Stevenson, John E. Stocks, and Helen Stocks, eds. Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester. 4 Vols. London : Clay, 1899-1923.

Abstract: Volumes consist chiefly of extracts from the court rolls

of portmoot, merchant guild, coroner’s court, borough court and other local courts. Contents: Vol. 1, 1103-1327; Vol. 2, 1327-1509; Vol. 3, 1509-1603; Vol. 4, 1603-1688.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 23 for 1908, 46 for 1929, 49 for 1932. London: Quaritch, 1908.

Abstract: Vol. 1, “Local Courts” contains numerous extracts, with translations from the Latin records of Fair Courts from 1270-1638; Vol. 2, “Central Courts,” includes cases drawn from the Curia Regis rolls, the Assize rolls, the records of the Courts of King’s Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, and Chancery proceedings, from 1239-1633, translated into English; Vol. 3, “Statutory Recognizances and Special Assizes,” is a supplementary volume which contains records of proceedings on statutory and official recognisances (Statutes Merchant and Statutes Staple) and a number of additional cases and documents concerning mercantile law.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases From the Coroners’ Rolls (1265-1413). The Selden Society (SS), 9 for 1896. London: Quaritch, 1896.

Abstract: The cases included are taken from the Rotuli Coronatorum found among the Assize rolls at the PRO. The coroners had their own rolls which were produced before the Justices of Assize. Most are of inquests, but there are some records of appeals of felony conducted by coroners before trial.

Nottingham (England). Records of the Borough of Nottingham Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham. 9 Vols. London: Quaritch, 1882-.

Abstract: Contents: Vol. 1, 1155-1399; Vol. 2, 1399-1485; Vol. 3, 1485-1547; Vol. 4, 1547-1625; Vol. 5, 1625-1702; Vol. 6, 1702-1760; Vol. 7, 1760-1800; Vol. 8, 1800-1835; Vol. 9, 1836-1900. Extracts from the borough court rolls form a large part of these volumes.

Rogers, James E. T., ed. Oxford City Documents : Financial and Judicial, 1268-1665 . Oxford Historical Society Publications, 18. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891.

Abstract: Pleas of the Crown in the Eyre of 1285 are printed on pp. 182-236.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Resources

See Also

  • Nuisance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Conversion (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Marriage (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Law Making (in this legal Encyclopedia)

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward I of England

Court Records under Edward I and Medieval Law

Court Records under Edward I and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward I of England

Court Records under Edward I and Medieval Law

Court Records under Edward I and Legal History

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Chadwyck-Healey, Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications, 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929.

Abstract: English translation. Includes two great rolls of lesser assize taken before Bracton.

Vol. 1, The close of 12th century – 41 Henry III. Contains essoins, assizes, indictments and gaol delivery, amercements of the 1225 general sessions for assizes and gaol delivery, Somerset (nos. 102-398); civil and crown pleas, Somerset eyre, 1243 (nos. 421 – 1264); list of Somerset eyres, 1219-1243.

Vol. 2, 41 Henry III to the end of his reign;

Vol. 3, 1-7 Edward I;

Vol. 4, 8 Edward II pt.1 Civil pleas from the chief justice’s roll, plus additional entries in other rolls, excluding quo warranto, foreign pleas, essoins and attorneys membranes, for the 1280 Somerset eyre.

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society, 88. Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains the civil and crown pleas, crown pleas amercements and kalendar of the 1279 eyre (7 Edward I (1279)).

Thompson, A. Hamilton, and Hodgson John, eds. Northumberland Pleas From the Curia Regis and Assize Rolls, 1198-1272. Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee Publications, II for the year 1921. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922.

Thomson, Walter S., ed. A Lincolnshire Assize Roll for 1298 (P.R.O. Assize Roll No. 505) Edited With an Introduction on Royal Local Government in Lincolnshire During the War of 1294-8 . Lincoln Record Society Publications, 36. Hereford: Printed for the Lincoln Record Society by the Hereford Times, 1944.

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society, 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 – 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996.

Abstract: Vol. 6, pt.1, Staffordshire pleas of Henry III from manuscripts in the British Museum, and extracts from the plea rolls, AD 1272-1294; includes extracts from civil pleas, quo warranto proceedings, plaints and kalendar (all from the Rex roll) and from crown pleas and gaol delivery (taken from the chief justice’s roll) for the 1293 Staffordshire eyre, 211-89.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Brand, Paul A., ed. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the National Archives (Formerly the Public Record Office). Volume 6, Edward I, 1279-81. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 2005. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 84150506

Abstract: Text in Latin, with introduction and notes in English. Vol. 6 continues the set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Cohen, Sarah, Paul Brand, and W. M. Schwab, eds. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the Public Record Office. Volume 5, Edward 1, 1277-1279. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 1992-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 38715112Abstract: Text in Latin. Vol. 5. Edward I, 1277-1279, is a continuation of the four volume set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Jenkinson, Hilary, and Beryl Fermoy, ed. Select Cases in the Exchequer of Pleas. The Selden Society (SS), 48 for 1931. London: Quaritch, 1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917933Abstract: “Reproduces cases from the Plea Rolls of the Court of Exchequer preserved at the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) and decided in the reigns of Henry III and Edward I. (1236-1304)” Valuable for the student of the administrative history of the Exchequer.

Phillimore, William P. W., and Edward A. Fry, eds. Placita Coram Domino Rege Apud Westmonasterium De Termino Sancte Trinitatis Anno Regni Regis Edwardi, Filii Regis Henrici, Vicesimo Quinto; the Pleas of the Court of King’s Bench, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I, 1297 . British Record Society Index Library, 19. London: British Record Society, 1898. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 42943212Abstract: A transcript from the coram rege roll, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I.

Rigg, James M., ed. Select Pleas, Starrs and Other Records From the Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews (1220-1284). The Selden Society (SS), 15 for 1901. London: Quaritch, 1901. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917313

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Selections from the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews under Henry III and Edward I. The extant series is very incomplete for Henry III, but nearly complete for the reign of Edward I. Records end with the expulsion of the Jews in 1290.”

Sayles, George O., ed. Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench Under Edward I. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 55 for 1936, 57 for 1938, 58 for 1939 (Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench, Vols. I – III). London: Quaritch, 1936. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 57331931Abstract: Selected cases from the original plea rolls of the Court of King’s Bench at the PRO. Contents: Vol. I (SS, Vol. 55) AD 1270-1290; Vol. II (SS, Vol. 57) AD 1290-1293; Vol. III (SS, Vol. 58) AD 1294-1307.

Thompson, A. Hamilton, ed. Northumbrian Pleas From the De Banco Rolls. 2 Vols. Publications of the Surtees Society, 158, 159. Durham: Andrews & Co, 1950.

Abstract: Text in English. Contents: Vol. 1, 1-19 (1-5 Edward I); Vol. 2, 20-37 (5-8 Edward I).

Tout, Thomas F., and Hilda Johnstone, eds. State Trials of the Reign of Edward the First, 1289-1293. London: Royal Historical Society, 1906. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3332783Abstract: Trials, held before Edward I, of some of his chief justices and officials of trust, accused of extorting money, perverting justice, and using their official positions to serve their private ends, while the King was absent in Gascony in 1289. Contains 21 select cases from Plea Roll 541B. Appendices include an analysis of Roll 541A and 541B, listing 504 cases in Roll 541A, giving: name of accused, office hearing the case, name of accuser, offence, result, reference-membrane, and county, and 165 cases in Roll 541B.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leadam, Isaac S., and James F. Baldwin, eds. Select Cases Before the King’s Council, (1245-1482). The Selden Society (SS), 35 for 1918. London: Harvard University Press, 1918.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Contains 40 cases tried in the Council between 1245 and 1482. The Council was not a court of record and had no original rolls. Consequently the records are to be found among the Files of Ancient Petitions, the Chancery and Exchequer collections at the PRO, and the Parliamentary and Council Proceedings as well as in printed series, such as the Close Rolls.”

Turner, George J., ed. Select Pleas of the Forest. The Selden Society (SS), 13 for 1899. London: Quaritch, 1901.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Contains extracts from the Forest Eyre rolls of the years 1209, 1255, 1257, 1269, 1270, 1272, 1287, and 1344. Consists of perambulations, claims, presentments, and other proceedings such as trials for poaching and trespass in the Forests. The editor’s introduction to this volume constitutes a very substantial monograph on forest law and organization in the 13th century. The full text of the Charter of the Forest of 1217 is included.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Bateson, Mary, William H. Stevenson, John E. Stocks, and Helen Stocks, eds. Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester. 4 Vols. London : Clay, 1899-1923.

Abstract: Volumes consist chiefly of extracts from the court rolls

of portmoot, merchant guild, coroner’s court, borough court and other local courts. Contents: Vol. 1, 1103-1327; Vol. 2, 1327-1509; Vol. 3, 1509-1603; Vol. 4, 1603-1688.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 23 for 1908, 46 for 1929, 49 for 1932. London: Quaritch, 1908.

Abstract: Vol. 1, “Local Courts” contains numerous extracts, with translations from the Latin records of Fair Courts from 1270-1638; Vol. 2, “Central Courts,” includes cases drawn from the Curia Regis rolls, the Assize rolls, the records of the Courts of King’s Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, and Chancery proceedings, from 1239-1633, translated into English; Vol. 3, “Statutory Recognizances and Special Assizes,” is a supplementary volume which contains records of proceedings on statutory and official recognisances (Statutes Merchant and Statutes Staple) and a number of additional cases and documents concerning mercantile law.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases From the Coroners’ Rolls (1265-1413). The Selden Society (SS), 9 for 1896. London: Quaritch, 1896.

Abstract: The cases included are taken from the Rotuli Coronatorum found among the Assize rolls at the PRO. The coroners had their own rolls which were produced before the Justices of Assize. Most are of inquests, but there are some records of appeals of felony conducted by coroners before trial.

Nottingham (England). Records of the Borough of Nottingham Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham. 9 Vols. London: Quaritch, 1882-.

Abstract: Contents: Vol. 1, 1155-1399; Vol. 2, 1399-1485; Vol. 3, 1485-1547; Vol. 4, 1547-1625; Vol. 5, 1625-1702; Vol. 6, 1702-1760; Vol. 7, 1760-1800; Vol. 8, 1800-1835; Vol. 9, 1836-1900. Extracts from the borough court rolls form a large part of these volumes.

Rogers, James E. T., ed. Oxford City Documents : Financial and Judicial, 1268-1665 . Oxford Historical Society Publications, 18. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891.

Abstract: Pleas of the Crown in the Eyre of 1285 are printed on pp. 182-236.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Resources

See Also

  • Medieval Justice (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • List of Medieval Laws (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Legal History Review (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Notability (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Defamation (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Chadwyck-Healey, Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications, 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929.

Abstract: English translation. Includes two great rolls of lesser assize taken before Bracton.

Vol. 1, The close of 12th century – 41 Henry III. Contains essoins, assizes, indictments and gaol delivery, amercements of the 1225 general sessions for assizes and gaol delivery, Somerset (nos. 102-398); civil and crown pleas, Somerset eyre, 1243 (nos. 421 – 1264); list of Somerset eyres, 1219-1243.

Vol. 2, 41 Henry III to the end of his reign;

Vol. 3, 1-7 Edward I;

Vol. 4, 8 Edward II pt.1 Civil pleas from the chief justice’s roll, plus additional entries in other rolls, excluding quo warranto, foreign pleas, essoins and attorneys membranes, for the 1280 Somerset eyre.

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society, 88. Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains the civil and crown pleas, crown pleas amercements and kalendar of the 1279 eyre (7 Edward I (1279)).

Thompson, A. Hamilton, and Hodgson John, eds. Northumberland Pleas From the Curia Regis and Assize Rolls, 1198-1272. Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee Publications, II for the year 1921. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922.

Thomson, Walter S., ed. A Lincolnshire Assize Roll for 1298 (P.R.O. Assize Roll No. 505) Edited With an Introduction on Royal Local Government in Lincolnshire During the War of 1294-8 . Lincoln Record Society Publications, 36. Hereford: Printed for the Lincoln Record Society by the Hereford Times, 1944.

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society, 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 – 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996.

Abstract: Vol. 6, pt.1, Staffordshire pleas of Henry III from manuscripts in the British Museum, and extracts from the plea rolls, AD 1272-1294; includes extracts from civil pleas, quo warranto proceedings, plaints and kalendar (all from the Rex roll) and from crown pleas and gaol delivery (taken from the chief justice’s roll) for the 1293 Staffordshire eyre, 211-89.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Brand, Paul A., ed. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the National Archives (Formerly the Public Record Office). Volume 6, Edward I, 1279-81. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 2005. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 84150506

Abstract: Text in Latin, with introduction and notes in English. Vol. 6 continues the set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Cohen, Sarah, Paul Brand, and W. M. Schwab, eds. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the Public Record Office. Volume 5, Edward 1, 1277-1279. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 1992-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 38715112Abstract: Text in Latin. Vol. 5. Edward I, 1277-1279, is a continuation of the four volume set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Jenkinson, Hilary, and Beryl Fermoy, ed. Select Cases in the Exchequer of Pleas. The Selden Society (SS), 48 for 1931. London: Quaritch, 1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917933Abstract: “Reproduces cases from the Plea Rolls of the Court of Exchequer preserved at the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) and decided in the reigns of Henry III and Edward I. (1236-1304)” Valuable for the student of the administrative history of the Exchequer.

Phillimore, William P. W., and Edward A. Fry, eds. Placita Coram Domino Rege Apud Westmonasterium De Termino Sancte Trinitatis Anno Regni Regis Edwardi, Filii Regis Henrici, Vicesimo Quinto; the Pleas of the Court of King’s Bench, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I, 1297 . British Record Society Index Library, 19. London: British Record Society, 1898. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 42943212Abstract: A transcript from the coram rege roll, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I.

Rigg, James M., ed. Select Pleas, Starrs and Other Records From the Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews (1220-1284). The Selden Society (SS), 15 for 1901. London: Quaritch, 1901. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917313

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Selections from the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews under Henry III and Edward I. The extant series is very incomplete for Henry III, but nearly complete for the reign of Edward I. Records end with the expulsion of the Jews in 1290.”

Sayles, George O., ed. Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench Under Edward I. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 55 for 1936, 57 for 1938, 58 for 1939 (Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench, Vols. I – III). London: Quaritch, 1936. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 57331931Abstract: Selected cases from the original plea rolls of the Court of King’s Bench at the PRO. Contents: Vol. I (SS, Vol. 55) AD 1270-1290; Vol. II (SS, Vol. 57) AD 1290-1293; Vol. III (SS, Vol. 58) AD 1294-1307.

Thompson, A. Hamilton, ed. Northumbrian Pleas From the De Banco Rolls. 2 Vols. Publications of the Surtees Society, 158, 159. Durham: Andrews & Co, 1950.

Abstract: Text in English. Contents: Vol. 1, 1-19 (1-5 Edward I); Vol. 2, 20-37 (5-8 Edward I).

Tout, Thomas F., and Hilda Johnstone, eds. State Trials of the Reign of Edward the First, 1289-1293. London: Royal Historical Society, 1906. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3332783Abstract: Trials, held before Edward I, of some of his chief justices and officials of trust, accused of extorting money, perverting justice, and using their official positions to serve their private ends, while the King was absent in Gascony in 1289. Contains 21 select cases from Plea Roll 541B. Appendices include an analysis of Roll 541A and 541B, listing 504 cases in Roll 541A, giving: name of accused, office hearing the case, name of accuser, offence, result, reference-membrane, and county, and 165 cases in Roll 541B.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leadam, Isaac S., and James F. Baldwin, eds. Select Cases Before the King’s Council, (1245-1482). The Selden Society (SS), 35 for 1918. London: Harvard University Press, 1918.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Contains 40 cases tried in the Council between 1245 and 1482. The Council was not a court of record and had no original rolls. Consequently the records are to be found among the Files of Ancient Petitions, the Chancery and Exchequer collections at the PRO, and the Parliamentary and Council Proceedings as well as in printed series, such as the Close Rolls.”

Turner, George J., ed. Select Pleas of the Forest. The Selden Society (SS), 13 for 1899. London: Quaritch, 1901.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Contains extracts from the Forest Eyre rolls of the years 1209, 1255, 1257, 1269, 1270, 1272, 1287, and 1344. Consists of perambulations, claims, presentments, and other proceedings such as trials for poaching and trespass in the Forests. The editor’s introduction to this volume constitutes a very substantial monograph on forest law and organization in the 13th century. The full text of the Charter of the Forest of 1217 is included.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Bateson, Mary, William H. Stevenson, John E. Stocks, and Helen Stocks, eds. Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester. 4 Vols. London : Clay, 1899-1923.

Abstract: Volumes consist chiefly of extracts from the court rolls

of portmoot, merchant guild, coroner’s court, borough court and other local courts. Contents: Vol. 1, 1103-1327; Vol. 2, 1327-1509; Vol. 3, 1509-1603; Vol. 4, 1603-1688.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 23 for 1908, 46 for 1929, 49 for 1932. London: Quaritch, 1908.

Abstract: Vol. 1, “Local Courts” contains numerous extracts, with translations from the Latin records of Fair Courts from 1270-1638; Vol. 2, “Central Courts,” includes cases drawn from the Curia Regis rolls, the Assize rolls, the records of the Courts of King’s Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, and Chancery proceedings, from 1239-1633, translated into English; Vol. 3, “Statutory Recognizances and Special Assizes,” is a supplementary volume which contains records of proceedings on statutory and official recognisances (Statutes Merchant and Statutes Staple) and a number of additional cases and documents concerning mercantile law.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases From the Coroners’ Rolls (1265-1413). The Selden Society (SS), 9 for 1896. London: Quaritch, 1896.

Abstract: The cases included are taken from the Rotuli Coronatorum found among the Assize rolls at the PRO. The coroners had their own rolls which were produced before the Justices of Assize. Most are of inquests, but there are some records of appeals of felony conducted by coroners before trial.

Nottingham (England). Records of the Borough of Nottingham Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham. 9 Vols. London: Quaritch, 1882-.

Abstract: Contents: Vol. 1, 1155-1399; Vol. 2, 1399-1485; Vol. 3, 1485-1547; Vol. 4, 1547-1625; Vol. 5, 1625-1702; Vol. 6, 1702-1760; Vol. 7, 1760-1800; Vol. 8, 1800-1835; Vol. 9, 1836-1900. Extracts from the borough court rolls form a large part of these volumes.

Rogers, James E. T., ed. Oxford City Documents : Financial and Judicial, 1268-1665 . Oxford Historical Society Publications, 18. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891.

Abstract: Pleas of the Crown in the Eyre of 1285 are printed on pp. 182-236.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Resources

See Also

  • Status (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Chattels (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Estates (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Law Enforcement (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Punishment (in this legal Encyclopedia)

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward I of England

Court Records under Edward I and Medieval Law

Court Records under Edward I and Legal History

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Chadwyck-Healey, Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications, 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929.

Abstract: English translation. Includes two great rolls of lesser assize taken before Bracton.

Vol. 1, The close of 12th century – 41 Henry III. Contains essoins, assizes, indictments and gaol delivery, amercements of the 1225 general sessions for assizes and gaol delivery, Somerset (nos. 102-398); civil and crown pleas, Somerset eyre, 1243 (nos. 421 – 1264); list of Somerset eyres, 1219-1243.

Vol. 2, 41 Henry III to the end of his reign;

Vol. 3, 1-7 Edward I;

Vol. 4, 8 Edward II pt.1 Civil pleas from the chief justice’s roll, plus additional entries in other rolls, excluding quo warranto, foreign pleas, essoins and attorneys membranes, for the 1280 Somerset eyre.

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society, 88. Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains the civil and crown pleas, crown pleas amercements and kalendar of the 1279 eyre (7 Edward I (1279)).

Thompson, A. Hamilton, and Hodgson John, eds. Northumberland Pleas From the Curia Regis and Assize Rolls, 1198-1272. Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee Publications, II for the year 1921. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922.

Thomson, Walter S., ed. A Lincolnshire Assize Roll for 1298 (P.R.O. Assize Roll No. 505) Edited With an Introduction on Royal Local Government in Lincolnshire During the War of 1294-8 . Lincoln Record Society Publications, 36. Hereford: Printed for the Lincoln Record Society by the Hereford Times, 1944.

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society, 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 – 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996.

Abstract: Vol. 6, pt.1, Staffordshire pleas of Henry III from manuscripts in the British Museum, and extracts from the plea rolls, AD 1272-1294; includes extracts from civil pleas, quo warranto proceedings, plaints and kalendar (all from the Rex roll) and from crown pleas and gaol delivery (taken from the chief justice’s roll) for the 1293 Staffordshire eyre, 211-89.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Brand, Paul A., ed. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the National Archives (Formerly the Public Record Office). Volume 6, Edward I, 1279-81. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 2005. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 84150506

Abstract: Text in Latin, with introduction and notes in English. Vol. 6 continues the set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Cohen, Sarah, Paul Brand, and W. M. Schwab, eds. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the Public Record Office. Volume 5, Edward 1, 1277-1279. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 1992-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 38715112Abstract: Text in Latin. Vol. 5. Edward I, 1277-1279, is a continuation of the four volume set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Jenkinson, Hilary, and Beryl Fermoy, ed. Select Cases in the Exchequer of Pleas. The Selden Society (SS), 48 for 1931. London: Quaritch, 1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917933Abstract: “Reproduces cases from the Plea Rolls of the Court of Exchequer preserved at the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) and decided in the reigns of Henry III and Edward I. (1236-1304)” Valuable for the student of the administrative history of the Exchequer.

Phillimore, William P. W., and Edward A. Fry, eds. Placita Coram Domino Rege Apud Westmonasterium De Termino Sancte Trinitatis Anno Regni Regis Edwardi, Filii Regis Henrici, Vicesimo Quinto; the Pleas of the Court of King’s Bench, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I, 1297 . British Record Society Index Library, 19. London: British Record Society, 1898. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 42943212Abstract: A transcript from the coram rege roll, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I.

Rigg, James M., ed. Select Pleas, Starrs and Other Records From the Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews (1220-1284). The Selden Society (SS), 15 for 1901. London: Quaritch, 1901. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917313

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Selections from the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews under Henry III and Edward I. The extant series is very incomplete for Henry III, but nearly complete for the reign of Edward I. Records end with the expulsion of the Jews in 1290.”

Sayles, George O., ed. Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench Under Edward I. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 55 for 1936, 57 for 1938, 58 for 1939 (Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench, Vols. I – III). London: Quaritch, 1936. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 57331931Abstract: Selected cases from the original plea rolls of the Court of King’s Bench at the PRO. Contents: Vol. I (SS, Vol. 55) AD 1270-1290; Vol. II (SS, Vol. 57) AD 1290-1293; Vol. III (SS, Vol. 58) AD 1294-1307.

Thompson, A. Hamilton, ed. Northumbrian Pleas From the De Banco Rolls. 2 Vols. Publications of the Surtees Society, 158, 159. Durham: Andrews & Co, 1950.

Abstract: Text in English. Contents: Vol. 1, 1-19 (1-5 Edward I); Vol. 2, 20-37 (5-8 Edward I).

Tout, Thomas F., and Hilda Johnstone, eds. State Trials of the Reign of Edward the First, 1289-1293. London: Royal Historical Society, 1906. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3332783Abstract: Trials, held before Edward I, of some of his chief justices and officials of trust, accused of extorting money, perverting justice, and using their official positions to serve their private ends, while the King was absent in Gascony in 1289. Contains 21 select cases from Plea Roll 541B. Appendices include an analysis of Roll 541A and 541B, listing 504 cases in Roll 541A, giving: name of accused, office hearing the case, name of accuser, offence, result, reference-membrane, and county, and 165 cases in Roll 541B.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leadam, Isaac S., and James F. Baldwin, eds. Select Cases Before the King’s Council, (1245-1482). The Selden Society (SS), 35 for 1918. London: Harvard University Press, 1918.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Contains 40 cases tried in the Council between 1245 and 1482. The Council was not a court of record and had no original rolls. Consequently the records are to be found among the Files of Ancient Petitions, the Chancery and Exchequer collections at the PRO, and the Parliamentary and Council Proceedings as well as in printed series, such as the Close Rolls.”

Turner, George J., ed. Select Pleas of the Forest. The Selden Society (SS), 13 for 1899. London: Quaritch, 1901.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Contains extracts from the Forest Eyre rolls of the years 1209, 1255, 1257, 1269, 1270, 1272, 1287, and 1344. Consists of perambulations, claims, presentments, and other proceedings such as trials for poaching and trespass in the Forests. The editor’s introduction to this volume constitutes a very substantial monograph on forest law and organization in the 13th century. The full text of the Charter of the Forest of 1217 is included.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Bateson, Mary, William H. Stevenson, John E. Stocks, and Helen Stocks, eds. Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester. 4 Vols. London : Clay, 1899-1923.

Abstract: Volumes consist chiefly of extracts from the court rolls

of portmoot, merchant guild, coroner’s court, borough court and other local courts. Contents: Vol. 1, 1103-1327; Vol. 2, 1327-1509; Vol. 3, 1509-1603; Vol. 4, 1603-1688.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 23 for 1908, 46 for 1929, 49 for 1932. London: Quaritch, 1908.

Abstract: Vol. 1, “Local Courts” contains numerous extracts, with translations from the Latin records of Fair Courts from 1270-1638; Vol. 2, “Central Courts,” includes cases drawn from the Curia Regis rolls, the Assize rolls, the records of the Courts of King’s Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, and Chancery proceedings, from 1239-1633, translated into English; Vol. 3, “Statutory Recognizances and Special Assizes,” is a supplementary volume which contains records of proceedings on statutory and official recognisances (Statutes Merchant and Statutes Staple) and a number of additional cases and documents concerning mercantile law.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases From the Coroners’ Rolls (1265-1413). The Selden Society (SS), 9 for 1896. London: Quaritch, 1896.

Abstract: The cases included are taken from the Rotuli Coronatorum found among the Assize rolls at the PRO. The coroners had their own rolls which were produced before the Justices of Assize. Most are of inquests, but there are some records of appeals of felony conducted by coroners before trial.

Nottingham (England). Records of the Borough of Nottingham Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham. 9 Vols. London: Quaritch, 1882-.

Abstract: Contents: Vol. 1, 1155-1399; Vol. 2, 1399-1485; Vol. 3, 1485-1547; Vol. 4, 1547-1625; Vol. 5, 1625-1702; Vol. 6, 1702-1760; Vol. 7, 1760-1800; Vol. 8, 1800-1835; Vol. 9, 1836-1900. Extracts from the borough court rolls form a large part of these volumes.

Rogers, James E. T., ed. Oxford City Documents : Financial and Judicial, 1268-1665 . Oxford Historical Society Publications, 18. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891.

Abstract: Pleas of the Crown in the Eyre of 1285 are printed on pp. 182-236.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Resources

See Also

  • Medieval Justice (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • List of Medieval Laws (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Legal History Review (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Notability (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Defamation (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Chadwyck-Healey, Sir Charles E. H., and Lionel Landon, eds. Somersetshire Pleas (Civil and Criminal), From the Rolls of the Itinerant Justices. 4 Vols. Somerset Record Society Publications, 11, 36, 41, & 44. London: The Society, 1897-1929.

Abstract: English translation. Includes two great rolls of lesser assize taken before Bracton.

Vol. 1, The close of 12th century – 41 Henry III. Contains essoins, assizes, indictments and gaol delivery, amercements of the 1225 general sessions for assizes and gaol delivery, Somerset (nos. 102-398); civil and crown pleas, Somerset eyre, 1243 (nos. 421 – 1264); list of Somerset eyres, 1219-1243.

Vol. 2, 41 Henry III to the end of his reign;

Vol. 3, 1-7 Edward I;

Vol. 4, 8 Edward II pt.1 Civil pleas from the chief justice’s roll, plus additional entries in other rolls, excluding quo warranto, foreign pleas, essoins and attorneys membranes, for the 1280 Somerset eyre.

Page, William, ed. Three Early Assize Rolls for the County of Northumberland, Saec. XIII. Publications of the Surtees Society, 88. Durham: Andrews and Co. for the Society, 1891.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains the civil and crown pleas, crown pleas amercements and kalendar of the 1279 eyre (7 Edward I (1279)).

Thompson, A. Hamilton, and Hodgson John, eds. Northumberland Pleas From the Curia Regis and Assize Rolls, 1198-1272. Newcastle upon Tyne Records Committee Publications, II for the year 1921. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922.

Thomson, Walter S., ed. A Lincolnshire Assize Roll for 1298 (P.R.O. Assize Roll No. 505) Edited With an Introduction on Royal Local Government in Lincolnshire During the War of 1294-8 . Lincoln Record Society Publications, 36. Hereford: Printed for the Lincoln Record Society by the Hereford Times, 1944.

Wrottesley, George, and William Salt Archaeological Society, ed. Collections for a History of Staffordshire. William Salt Archaeological Society, 3, 4, 5 pt.1, 6 pt.1, 7, 9 – 17; n.s., 3, 4, 6. London: Harrison and Sons, 1882-1996.

Abstract: Vol. 6, pt.1, Staffordshire pleas of Henry III from manuscripts in the British Museum, and extracts from the plea rolls, AD 1272-1294; includes extracts from civil pleas, quo warranto proceedings, plaints and kalendar (all from the Rex roll) and from crown pleas and gaol delivery (taken from the chief justice’s roll) for the 1293 Staffordshire eyre, 211-89.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Brand, Paul A., ed. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the National Archives (Formerly the Public Record Office). Volume 6, Edward I, 1279-81. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 2005. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 84150506

Abstract: Text in Latin, with introduction and notes in English. Vol. 6 continues the set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Cohen, Sarah, Paul Brand, and W. M. Schwab, eds. Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews Preserved in the Public Record Office. Volume 5, Edward 1, 1277-1279. London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 1992-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 38715112Abstract: Text in Latin. Vol. 5. Edward I, 1277-1279, is a continuation of the four volume set, by James Rigg, Calendar of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews preserved in the Public Record Office (1905-1929).

Jenkinson, Hilary, and Beryl Fermoy, ed. Select Cases in the Exchequer of Pleas. The Selden Society (SS), 48 for 1931. London: Quaritch, 1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917933Abstract: “Reproduces cases from the Plea Rolls of the Court of Exchequer preserved at the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) and decided in the reigns of Henry III and Edward I. (1236-1304)” Valuable for the student of the administrative history of the Exchequer.

Phillimore, William P. W., and Edward A. Fry, eds. Placita Coram Domino Rege Apud Westmonasterium De Termino Sancte Trinitatis Anno Regni Regis Edwardi, Filii Regis Henrici, Vicesimo Quinto; the Pleas of the Court of King’s Bench, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I, 1297 . British Record Society Index Library, 19. London: British Record Society, 1898. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 42943212Abstract: A transcript from the coram rege roll, Trinity Term, 25 Edward I.

Rigg, James M., ed. Select Pleas, Starrs and Other Records From the Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews (1220-1284). The Selden Society (SS), 15 for 1901. London: Quaritch, 1901. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1917313

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Selections from the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews under Henry III and Edward I. The extant series is very incomplete for Henry III, but nearly complete for the reign of Edward I. Records end with the expulsion of the Jews in 1290.”

Sayles, George O., ed. Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench Under Edward I. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 55 for 1936, 57 for 1938, 58 for 1939 (Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench, Vols. I – III). London: Quaritch, 1936. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 57331931Abstract: Selected cases from the original plea rolls of the Court of King’s Bench at the PRO. Contents: Vol. I (SS, Vol. 55) AD 1270-1290; Vol. II (SS, Vol. 57) AD 1290-1293; Vol. III (SS, Vol. 58) AD 1294-1307.

Thompson, A. Hamilton, ed. Northumbrian Pleas From the De Banco Rolls. 2 Vols. Publications of the Surtees Society, 158, 159. Durham: Andrews & Co, 1950.

Abstract: Text in English. Contents: Vol. 1, 1-19 (1-5 Edward I); Vol. 2, 20-37 (5-8 Edward I).

Tout, Thomas F., and Hilda Johnstone, eds. State Trials of the Reign of Edward the First, 1289-1293. London: Royal Historical Society, 1906. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3332783Abstract: Trials, held before Edward I, of some of his chief justices and officials of trust, accused of extorting money, perverting justice, and using their official positions to serve their private ends, while the King was absent in Gascony in 1289. Contains 21 select cases from Plea Roll 541B. Appendices include an analysis of Roll 541A and 541B, listing 504 cases in Roll 541A, giving: name of accused, office hearing the case, name of accuser, offence, result, reference-membrane, and county, and 165 cases in Roll 541B.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leadam, Isaac S., and James F. Baldwin, eds. Select Cases Before the King’s Council, (1245-1482). The Selden Society (SS), 35 for 1918. London: Harvard University Press, 1918.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Contains 40 cases tried in the Council between 1245 and 1482. The Council was not a court of record and had no original rolls. Consequently the records are to be found among the Files of Ancient Petitions, the Chancery and Exchequer collections at the PRO, and the Parliamentary and Council Proceedings as well as in printed series, such as the Close Rolls.”

Turner, George J., ed. Select Pleas of the Forest. The Selden Society (SS), 13 for 1899. London: Quaritch, 1901.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Contains extracts from the Forest Eyre rolls of the years 1209, 1255, 1257, 1269, 1270, 1272, 1287, and 1344. Consists of perambulations, claims, presentments, and other proceedings such as trials for poaching and trespass in the Forests. The editor’s introduction to this volume constitutes a very substantial monograph on forest law and organization in the 13th century. The full text of the Charter of the Forest of 1217 is included.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Bateson, Mary, William H. Stevenson, John E. Stocks, and Helen Stocks, eds. Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester. 4 Vols. London : Clay, 1899-1923.

Abstract: Volumes consist chiefly of extracts from the court rolls

of portmoot, merchant guild, coroner’s court, borough court and other local courts. Contents: Vol. 1, 1103-1327; Vol. 2, 1327-1509; Vol. 3, 1509-1603; Vol. 4, 1603-1688.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 23 for 1908, 46 for 1929, 49 for 1932. London: Quaritch, 1908.

Abstract: Vol. 1, “Local Courts” contains numerous extracts, with translations from the Latin records of Fair Courts from 1270-1638; Vol. 2, “Central Courts,” includes cases drawn from the Curia Regis rolls, the Assize rolls, the records of the Courts of King’s Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, and Chancery proceedings, from 1239-1633, translated into English; Vol. 3, “Statutory Recognizances and Special Assizes,” is a supplementary volume which contains records of proceedings on statutory and official recognisances (Statutes Merchant and Statutes Staple) and a number of additional cases and documents concerning mercantile law.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases From the Coroners’ Rolls (1265-1413). The Selden Society (SS), 9 for 1896. London: Quaritch, 1896.

Abstract: The cases included are taken from the Rotuli Coronatorum found among the Assize rolls at the PRO. The coroners had their own rolls which were produced before the Justices of Assize. Most are of inquests, but there are some records of appeals of felony conducted by coroners before trial.

Nottingham (England). Records of the Borough of Nottingham Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Nottingham. 9 Vols. London: Quaritch, 1882-.

Abstract: Contents: Vol. 1, 1155-1399; Vol. 2, 1399-1485; Vol. 3, 1485-1547; Vol. 4, 1547-1625; Vol. 5, 1625-1702; Vol. 6, 1702-1760; Vol. 7, 1760-1800; Vol. 8, 1800-1835; Vol. 9, 1836-1900. Extracts from the borough court rolls form a large part of these volumes.

Rogers, James E. T., ed. Oxford City Documents : Financial and Judicial, 1268-1665 . Oxford Historical Society Publications, 18. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1891.

Abstract: Pleas of the Crown in the Eyre of 1285 are printed on pp. 182-236.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

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