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Court Records under Henry Vi in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry VI of England

Court Records under Henry VI and Medieval Law

Court Records under Henry VI and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry VI of England

Court Records under Henry VI and Medieval Law

Court Records under Henry VI and Legal History

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(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.”

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) Baigent, Francis J. A History of the Ancient Town and Manor of Basingstoke in the County of Southampton. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co, 1889.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Covers the period 1390-1588 and includes copious selections from the court rolls.

Bailey, Mark, ed. The Bailiffs’ Minute Book of Dunwich, 1404-1430. Suffolk Records Society, 34. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1992.

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.

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.

Guilding, John M., ed. Reading Records: Diary of the Corporation . Vol. 1, Henry VI to Elizabeth, 1431-1602. London: Parker, 1892.

Abstract: Text in English. Contains the proceedings of the guild and the courts of the town.

Harris, Mary D., ed. and trans. The Coventry Leet Book: or Mayor’s Register, Containing the Records of the City Court Leet or View of Frankpledge, A.D. 1420-1555, With Divers Other Matters. 2 Vols. in 4 Parts. Early English Text Society. Original series, 134, 135, 138, 146. London: H. Milford, 1907-1913.

Abstract: Text in English

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

  • Imprisonment (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Detinue (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Custom in Early Britain (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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.”

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) Baigent, Francis J. A History of the Ancient Town and Manor of Basingstoke in the County of Southampton. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co, 1889.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Covers the period 1390-1588 and includes copious selections from the court rolls.

Bailey, Mark, ed. The Bailiffs’ Minute Book of Dunwich, 1404-1430. Suffolk Records Society, 34. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1992.

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.

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.

Guilding, John M., ed. Reading Records: Diary of the Corporation . Vol. 1, Henry VI to Elizabeth, 1431-1602. London: Parker, 1892.

Abstract: Text in English. Contains the proceedings of the guild and the courts of the town.

Harris, Mary D., ed. and trans. The Coventry Leet Book: or Mayor’s Register, Containing the Records of the City Court Leet or View of Frankpledge, A.D. 1420-1555, With Divers Other Matters. 2 Vols. in 4 Parts. Early English Text Society. Original series, 134, 135, 138, 146. London: H. Milford, 1907-1913.

Abstract: Text in English

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

  • Ecclesiastical Courts (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Feudal Tenure (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Canon Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)


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