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Court Records

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry III of England

Court Records under Henry III and Medieval Law

Court Records under Henry III and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry III of England

Court Records under Henry III and Medieval Law

Court Records under Henry III and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry III of England

Court Records under Henry III and Medieval Law

Court Records under Henry III and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry III of England

Court Records under Henry III and Medieval Law

Court Records under Henry III 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.

Clay, Charles T., ed and trans. Three Yorkshire Assize Rolls for the Reigns of King John and King Henry III. Yorkshire Archeological Society. Record Series, 44 for 1910. Leeds: The Society, 1911.

Abstract: English translation. The earliest roll is dated 1202. Includes the civil pleas of the closing session of the 1251-52 Yorkshire eyre. Notable as exemplifying how trial by jury had become part of English law.

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.

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) Great Britain. Curia Regis. Curia Regis Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office. V. Public Record Office KB.26 ed. London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1922-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 191713998Abstract: Text in Latin. An ongoing publication prepared under the superintendance of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Various editors include C. T. Flower, Paul Brand, and David Crook. Supplements Palgraves’ Rotuli curiae regis, and to date includes pleas of the bench and pleas before the King for the period from 1195-1250.

Vol. 1, Richard I-2 John (1189-1200)

Vol. 2, 3-5 John (1201-1203)

Vol. 3, 5-7 John (1203-1205)

Vol. 4, 7-8 John (1205-1206)

Vol. 5, 8-10 John (1207-1209)

Vol. 6, 11-14 John (1210-1212)

Vol. 7, 15-16 John (1213-1215) Appendix, 7 Richard I-1 John.

Vol. 8, 3-4 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 9, 4-5 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 10, 5-6 Henry III (1221-1222)

Vol. 11, 7-9 Henry III (1222-1224)

Vol. 12, 9-10 Henry III (1224-1225)

Vol. 13, 11-14 Henry III (1227-1230)

Vol. 14, 14-17 Henry III (1230-1232)

Vol. 15, 17-21 Henry III (1233-1236)

Vol. 16, 21-26 Henry III (1237-1242)

Vol. 17, 26-27 Henry III – (1242-1243)

Vol. 18, 27-30 Henry III (1243-1245)

Vol. 19, 33-34 Henry III (1249-1250)

Vol. 20, 34-35 Henry III (1250) (Text in Latin, commentary in English.)

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): 1917933 Abstract: “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.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Select Cases of Procedure Without Writ Under Henry III. The Selden Society (SS), 60 for 1941. London: Quaritch, 1941. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1922765Abstract: “Extracts selected cases from the Curia Regis Rolls of Henry III and the Assize Rolls of the same reign, to show the use of plaints without writ in the King’s Bench and before the Eyres…”Appendix II reproduces the Consuetudines Diversarum Curiarum, a tract of about the year 1240 explaining judicial procedure in civil and ecclesiastical cases and criminal procedures at Assizes.

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.”

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 ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 6765405

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.

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

  • Origins of the Common Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Justice (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Church Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Marriage (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.

Clay, Charles T., ed and trans. Three Yorkshire Assize Rolls for the Reigns of King John and King Henry III. Yorkshire Archeological Society. Record Series, 44 for 1910. Leeds: The Society, 1911.

Abstract: English translation. The earliest roll is dated 1202. Includes the civil pleas of the closing session of the 1251-52 Yorkshire eyre. Notable as exemplifying how trial by jury had become part of English law.

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.

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) Great Britain. Curia Regis. Curia Regis Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office. V. Public Record Office KB.26 ed. London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1922-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 191713998Abstract: Text in Latin. An ongoing publication prepared under the superintendance of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Various editors include C. T. Flower, Paul Brand, and David Crook. Supplements Palgraves’ Rotuli curiae regis, and to date includes pleas of the bench and pleas before the King for the period from 1195-1250.

Vol. 1, Richard I-2 John (1189-1200)

Vol. 2, 3-5 John (1201-1203)

Vol. 3, 5-7 John (1203-1205)

Vol. 4, 7-8 John (1205-1206)

Vol. 5, 8-10 John (1207-1209)

Vol. 6, 11-14 John (1210-1212)

Vol. 7, 15-16 John (1213-1215) Appendix, 7 Richard I-1 John.

Vol. 8, 3-4 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 9, 4-5 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 10, 5-6 Henry III (1221-1222)

Vol. 11, 7-9 Henry III (1222-1224)

Vol. 12, 9-10 Henry III (1224-1225)

Vol. 13, 11-14 Henry III (1227-1230)

Vol. 14, 14-17 Henry III (1230-1232)

Vol. 15, 17-21 Henry III (1233-1236)

Vol. 16, 21-26 Henry III (1237-1242)

Vol. 17, 26-27 Henry III – (1242-1243)

Vol. 18, 27-30 Henry III (1243-1245)

Vol. 19, 33-34 Henry III (1249-1250)

Vol. 20, 34-35 Henry III (1250) (Text in Latin, commentary in English.)

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): 1917933 Abstract: “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.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Select Cases of Procedure Without Writ Under Henry III. The Selden Society (SS), 60 for 1941. London: Quaritch, 1941. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1922765Abstract: “Extracts selected cases from the Curia Regis Rolls of Henry III and the Assize Rolls of the same reign, to show the use of plaints without writ in the King’s Bench and before the Eyres…”Appendix II reproduces the Consuetudines Diversarum Curiarum, a tract of about the year 1240 explaining judicial procedure in civil and ecclesiastical cases and criminal procedures at Assizes.

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.”

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 ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 6765405

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.

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

  • Religious Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Lordship Rights (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Law Merchant (in this legal Encyclopedia)

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry III of England

Court Records under Henry III and Medieval Law

Court Records under Henry III 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.

Clay, Charles T., ed and trans. Three Yorkshire Assize Rolls for the Reigns of King John and King Henry III. Yorkshire Archeological Society. Record Series, 44 for 1910. Leeds: The Society, 1911.

Abstract: English translation. The earliest roll is dated 1202. Includes the civil pleas of the closing session of the 1251-52 Yorkshire eyre. Notable as exemplifying how trial by jury had become part of English law.

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.

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) Great Britain. Curia Regis. Curia Regis Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office. V. Public Record Office KB.26 ed. London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1922-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 191713998Abstract: Text in Latin. An ongoing publication prepared under the superintendance of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Various editors include C. T. Flower, Paul Brand, and David Crook. Supplements Palgraves’ Rotuli curiae regis, and to date includes pleas of the bench and pleas before the King for the period from 1195-1250.

Vol. 1, Richard I-2 John (1189-1200)

Vol. 2, 3-5 John (1201-1203)

Vol. 3, 5-7 John (1203-1205)

Vol. 4, 7-8 John (1205-1206)

Vol. 5, 8-10 John (1207-1209)

Vol. 6, 11-14 John (1210-1212)

Vol. 7, 15-16 John (1213-1215) Appendix, 7 Richard I-1 John.

Vol. 8, 3-4 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 9, 4-5 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 10, 5-6 Henry III (1221-1222)

Vol. 11, 7-9 Henry III (1222-1224)

Vol. 12, 9-10 Henry III (1224-1225)

Vol. 13, 11-14 Henry III (1227-1230)

Vol. 14, 14-17 Henry III (1230-1232)

Vol. 15, 17-21 Henry III (1233-1236)

Vol. 16, 21-26 Henry III (1237-1242)

Vol. 17, 26-27 Henry III – (1242-1243)

Vol. 18, 27-30 Henry III (1243-1245)

Vol. 19, 33-34 Henry III (1249-1250)

Vol. 20, 34-35 Henry III (1250) (Text in Latin, commentary in English.)

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): 1917933 Abstract: “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.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Select Cases of Procedure Without Writ Under Henry III. The Selden Society (SS), 60 for 1941. London: Quaritch, 1941. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1922765Abstract: “Extracts selected cases from the Curia Regis Rolls of Henry III and the Assize Rolls of the same reign, to show the use of plaints without writ in the King’s Bench and before the Eyres…”Appendix II reproduces the Consuetudines Diversarum Curiarum, a tract of about the year 1240 explaining judicial procedure in civil and ecclesiastical cases and criminal procedures at Assizes.

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.”

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 ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 6765405

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.

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

  • Origins of the Common Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Justice (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Church Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Marriage (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.

Clay, Charles T., ed and trans. Three Yorkshire Assize Rolls for the Reigns of King John and King Henry III. Yorkshire Archeological Society. Record Series, 44 for 1910. Leeds: The Society, 1911.

Abstract: English translation. The earliest roll is dated 1202. Includes the civil pleas of the closing session of the 1251-52 Yorkshire eyre. Notable as exemplifying how trial by jury had become part of English law.

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.

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) Great Britain. Curia Regis. Curia Regis Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office. V. Public Record Office KB.26 ed. London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1922-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 191713998Abstract: Text in Latin. An ongoing publication prepared under the superintendance of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Various editors include C. T. Flower, Paul Brand, and David Crook. Supplements Palgraves’ Rotuli curiae regis, and to date includes pleas of the bench and pleas before the King for the period from 1195-1250.

Vol. 1, Richard I-2 John (1189-1200)

Vol. 2, 3-5 John (1201-1203)

Vol. 3, 5-7 John (1203-1205)

Vol. 4, 7-8 John (1205-1206)

Vol. 5, 8-10 John (1207-1209)

Vol. 6, 11-14 John (1210-1212)

Vol. 7, 15-16 John (1213-1215) Appendix, 7 Richard I-1 John.

Vol. 8, 3-4 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 9, 4-5 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 10, 5-6 Henry III (1221-1222)

Vol. 11, 7-9 Henry III (1222-1224)

Vol. 12, 9-10 Henry III (1224-1225)

Vol. 13, 11-14 Henry III (1227-1230)

Vol. 14, 14-17 Henry III (1230-1232)

Vol. 15, 17-21 Henry III (1233-1236)

Vol. 16, 21-26 Henry III (1237-1242)

Vol. 17, 26-27 Henry III – (1242-1243)

Vol. 18, 27-30 Henry III (1243-1245)

Vol. 19, 33-34 Henry III (1249-1250)

Vol. 20, 34-35 Henry III (1250) (Text in Latin, commentary in English.)

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): 1917933 Abstract: “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.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Select Cases of Procedure Without Writ Under Henry III. The Selden Society (SS), 60 for 1941. London: Quaritch, 1941. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1922765Abstract: “Extracts selected cases from the Curia Regis Rolls of Henry III and the Assize Rolls of the same reign, to show the use of plaints without writ in the King’s Bench and before the Eyres…”Appendix II reproduces the Consuetudines Diversarum Curiarum, a tract of about the year 1240 explaining judicial procedure in civil and ecclesiastical cases and criminal procedures at Assizes.

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.”

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 ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 6765405

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.

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

  • Personal Status Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Punishment (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Judicial Review (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Institute of Historical Research (in this legal Encyclopedia)

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry III of England

Court Records under Henry III and Medieval Law

Court Records under Henry III and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry III of England

Court Records under Henry III and Medieval Law

Court Records under Henry III 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.

Clay, Charles T., ed and trans. Three Yorkshire Assize Rolls for the Reigns of King John and King Henry III. Yorkshire Archeological Society. Record Series, 44 for 1910. Leeds: The Society, 1911.

Abstract: English translation. The earliest roll is dated 1202. Includes the civil pleas of the closing session of the 1251-52 Yorkshire eyre. Notable as exemplifying how trial by jury had become part of English law.

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.

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) Great Britain. Curia Regis. Curia Regis Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office. V. Public Record Office KB.26 ed. London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1922-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 191713998Abstract: Text in Latin. An ongoing publication prepared under the superintendance of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Various editors include C. T. Flower, Paul Brand, and David Crook. Supplements Palgraves’ Rotuli curiae regis, and to date includes pleas of the bench and pleas before the King for the period from 1195-1250.

Vol. 1, Richard I-2 John (1189-1200)

Vol. 2, 3-5 John (1201-1203)

Vol. 3, 5-7 John (1203-1205)

Vol. 4, 7-8 John (1205-1206)

Vol. 5, 8-10 John (1207-1209)

Vol. 6, 11-14 John (1210-1212)

Vol. 7, 15-16 John (1213-1215) Appendix, 7 Richard I-1 John.

Vol. 8, 3-4 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 9, 4-5 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 10, 5-6 Henry III (1221-1222)

Vol. 11, 7-9 Henry III (1222-1224)

Vol. 12, 9-10 Henry III (1224-1225)

Vol. 13, 11-14 Henry III (1227-1230)

Vol. 14, 14-17 Henry III (1230-1232)

Vol. 15, 17-21 Henry III (1233-1236)

Vol. 16, 21-26 Henry III (1237-1242)

Vol. 17, 26-27 Henry III – (1242-1243)

Vol. 18, 27-30 Henry III (1243-1245)

Vol. 19, 33-34 Henry III (1249-1250)

Vol. 20, 34-35 Henry III (1250) (Text in Latin, commentary in English.)

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): 1917933 Abstract: “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.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Select Cases of Procedure Without Writ Under Henry III. The Selden Society (SS), 60 for 1941. London: Quaritch, 1941. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1922765Abstract: “Extracts selected cases from the Curia Regis Rolls of Henry III and the Assize Rolls of the same reign, to show the use of plaints without writ in the King’s Bench and before the Eyres…”Appendix II reproduces the Consuetudines Diversarum Curiarum, a tract of about the year 1240 explaining judicial procedure in civil and ecclesiastical cases and criminal procedures at Assizes.

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.”

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 ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 6765405

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.

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

  • Origins of the Common Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Justice (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Church Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Marriage (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.

Clay, Charles T., ed and trans. Three Yorkshire Assize Rolls for the Reigns of King John and King Henry III. Yorkshire Archeological Society. Record Series, 44 for 1910. Leeds: The Society, 1911.

Abstract: English translation. The earliest roll is dated 1202. Includes the civil pleas of the closing session of the 1251-52 Yorkshire eyre. Notable as exemplifying how trial by jury had become part of English law.

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.

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) Great Britain. Curia Regis. Curia Regis Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office. V. Public Record Office KB.26 ed. London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1922-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 191713998Abstract: Text in Latin. An ongoing publication prepared under the superintendance of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Various editors include C. T. Flower, Paul Brand, and David Crook. Supplements Palgraves’ Rotuli curiae regis, and to date includes pleas of the bench and pleas before the King for the period from 1195-1250.

Vol. 1, Richard I-2 John (1189-1200)

Vol. 2, 3-5 John (1201-1203)

Vol. 3, 5-7 John (1203-1205)

Vol. 4, 7-8 John (1205-1206)

Vol. 5, 8-10 John (1207-1209)

Vol. 6, 11-14 John (1210-1212)

Vol. 7, 15-16 John (1213-1215) Appendix, 7 Richard I-1 John.

Vol. 8, 3-4 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 9, 4-5 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 10, 5-6 Henry III (1221-1222)

Vol. 11, 7-9 Henry III (1222-1224)

Vol. 12, 9-10 Henry III (1224-1225)

Vol. 13, 11-14 Henry III (1227-1230)

Vol. 14, 14-17 Henry III (1230-1232)

Vol. 15, 17-21 Henry III (1233-1236)

Vol. 16, 21-26 Henry III (1237-1242)

Vol. 17, 26-27 Henry III – (1242-1243)

Vol. 18, 27-30 Henry III (1243-1245)

Vol. 19, 33-34 Henry III (1249-1250)

Vol. 20, 34-35 Henry III (1250) (Text in Latin, commentary in English.)

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): 1917933 Abstract: “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.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Select Cases of Procedure Without Writ Under Henry III. The Selden Society (SS), 60 for 1941. London: Quaritch, 1941. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1922765Abstract: “Extracts selected cases from the Curia Regis Rolls of Henry III and the Assize Rolls of the same reign, to show the use of plaints without writ in the King’s Bench and before the Eyres…”Appendix II reproduces the Consuetudines Diversarum Curiarum, a tract of about the year 1240 explaining judicial procedure in civil and ecclesiastical cases and criminal procedures at Assizes.

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.”

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 ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 6765405

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.

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

  • Religious Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Lordship Rights (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Law Merchant (in this legal Encyclopedia)

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry III of England

Court Records under Henry III and Medieval Law

Court Records under Henry III 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.

Clay, Charles T., ed and trans. Three Yorkshire Assize Rolls for the Reigns of King John and King Henry III. Yorkshire Archeological Society. Record Series, 44 for 1910. Leeds: The Society, 1911.

Abstract: English translation. The earliest roll is dated 1202. Includes the civil pleas of the closing session of the 1251-52 Yorkshire eyre. Notable as exemplifying how trial by jury had become part of English law.

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.

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) Great Britain. Curia Regis. Curia Regis Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office. V. Public Record Office KB.26 ed. London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1922-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 191713998Abstract: Text in Latin. An ongoing publication prepared under the superintendance of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Various editors include C. T. Flower, Paul Brand, and David Crook. Supplements Palgraves’ Rotuli curiae regis, and to date includes pleas of the bench and pleas before the King for the period from 1195-1250.

Vol. 1, Richard I-2 John (1189-1200)

Vol. 2, 3-5 John (1201-1203)

Vol. 3, 5-7 John (1203-1205)

Vol. 4, 7-8 John (1205-1206)

Vol. 5, 8-10 John (1207-1209)

Vol. 6, 11-14 John (1210-1212)

Vol. 7, 15-16 John (1213-1215) Appendix, 7 Richard I-1 John.

Vol. 8, 3-4 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 9, 4-5 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 10, 5-6 Henry III (1221-1222)

Vol. 11, 7-9 Henry III (1222-1224)

Vol. 12, 9-10 Henry III (1224-1225)

Vol. 13, 11-14 Henry III (1227-1230)

Vol. 14, 14-17 Henry III (1230-1232)

Vol. 15, 17-21 Henry III (1233-1236)

Vol. 16, 21-26 Henry III (1237-1242)

Vol. 17, 26-27 Henry III – (1242-1243)

Vol. 18, 27-30 Henry III (1243-1245)

Vol. 19, 33-34 Henry III (1249-1250)

Vol. 20, 34-35 Henry III (1250) (Text in Latin, commentary in English.)

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): 1917933 Abstract: “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.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Select Cases of Procedure Without Writ Under Henry III. The Selden Society (SS), 60 for 1941. London: Quaritch, 1941. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1922765Abstract: “Extracts selected cases from the Curia Regis Rolls of Henry III and the Assize Rolls of the same reign, to show the use of plaints without writ in the King’s Bench and before the Eyres…”Appendix II reproduces the Consuetudines Diversarum Curiarum, a tract of about the year 1240 explaining judicial procedure in civil and ecclesiastical cases and criminal procedures at Assizes.

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.”

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 ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 6765405

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.

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

  • Origins of the Common Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Justice (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Church Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Marriage (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.

Clay, Charles T., ed and trans. Three Yorkshire Assize Rolls for the Reigns of King John and King Henry III. Yorkshire Archeological Society. Record Series, 44 for 1910. Leeds: The Society, 1911.

Abstract: English translation. The earliest roll is dated 1202. Includes the civil pleas of the closing session of the 1251-52 Yorkshire eyre. Notable as exemplifying how trial by jury had become part of English law.

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.

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) Great Britain. Curia Regis. Curia Regis Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office. V. Public Record Office KB.26 ed. London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1922-. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 191713998Abstract: Text in Latin. An ongoing publication prepared under the superintendance of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Various editors include C. T. Flower, Paul Brand, and David Crook. Supplements Palgraves’ Rotuli curiae regis, and to date includes pleas of the bench and pleas before the King for the period from 1195-1250.

Vol. 1, Richard I-2 John (1189-1200)

Vol. 2, 3-5 John (1201-1203)

Vol. 3, 5-7 John (1203-1205)

Vol. 4, 7-8 John (1205-1206)

Vol. 5, 8-10 John (1207-1209)

Vol. 6, 11-14 John (1210-1212)

Vol. 7, 15-16 John (1213-1215) Appendix, 7 Richard I-1 John.

Vol. 8, 3-4 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 9, 4-5 Henry III (1219-1220)

Vol. 10, 5-6 Henry III (1221-1222)

Vol. 11, 7-9 Henry III (1222-1224)

Vol. 12, 9-10 Henry III (1224-1225)

Vol. 13, 11-14 Henry III (1227-1230)

Vol. 14, 14-17 Henry III (1230-1232)

Vol. 15, 17-21 Henry III (1233-1236)

Vol. 16, 21-26 Henry III (1237-1242)

Vol. 17, 26-27 Henry III – (1242-1243)

Vol. 18, 27-30 Henry III (1243-1245)

Vol. 19, 33-34 Henry III (1249-1250)

Vol. 20, 34-35 Henry III (1250) (Text in Latin, commentary in English.)

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): 1917933 Abstract: “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.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Select Cases of Procedure Without Writ Under Henry III. The Selden Society (SS), 60 for 1941. London: Quaritch, 1941. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1922765Abstract: “Extracts selected cases from the Curia Regis Rolls of Henry III and the Assize Rolls of the same reign, to show the use of plaints without writ in the King’s Bench and before the Eyres…”Appendix II reproduces the Consuetudines Diversarum Curiarum, a tract of about the year 1240 explaining judicial procedure in civil and ecclesiastical cases and criminal procedures at Assizes.

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.”

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 ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumberland Press, 1922. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 6765405

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.

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

  • Personal Status Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Law Merchant (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Economic Torts (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ancient Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)


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  • Article Name: Court Records under Henry Iii
  • Author: K. R. Simmonds
  • Description: Court Records This issue under the Ruling of King Henry III of England Court Records under Henry III and Medieval Law Court [...]

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