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This issue under the Ruling of John of England

Court Records under John and Medieval Law

Court Records under John and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of John of England

Court Records under John and Medieval Law

Court Records under John and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of John of England

Court Records under John and Medieval Law

Court Records under John and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of John of England

Court Records under John and Medieval Law

Court Records under John and Legal History

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. V. 1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889. London: Quaritch, 1890.

Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. The Earliest Lincolnshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202-1209. Lincoln Record Society Publications, 22. Lincoln: The Society, 1926.

Abstract: Latin text and English abstracts. Contains civil and crown pleas and also the roll of the limited sessions held for assizes, indictments, appeals and vintners’ amercements in 1206, 235-77.

??Ӊ?Ӊ??, ed. The Earliest Northamptonshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202 and 1203. Northamptonshire Record Society Publications, 5. London: J.W. Ruddock, 1930.

Abstract: Text in Latin with some English translation. Contains essoins, civil and crown pleas of the 1202 Northamptonshire eyre. Also contains a roll of sessions for assizes and appeals taken in the long vacation of 1203 in Northamptonshire and Suffolk, 99-163.

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) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. v.1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889 ed. London: Quaritch, 1890. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909773Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.)

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887 ed. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909772Abstract: Contains cases from rolls of 1201-1225, mostly cases of felony. “Consists of a number of extracts from pleas tried at seven different sessions of Justices in Eyre in the period 1201-1203 and in eight terms in the Bench and before King John in the period 1200 – 1214, with some pleas tried in the Bench and at the Eyre in the early part of the reign of Henry III.”

Palgrave, Francis, ed. Rotuli Curiae Regis: Rolls and Records of the Court Held Before the King’s Justiciars or Justices (6 Richard I – 1 John). 2 Vols. London: Commissioners on the Public Records, 1835. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3381969Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Includes two rolls recording the proceedings of the 1198 eyres in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Middlesex. Period covered, 1194-1199: Vol. 1, 6 King Richard I to the accession of King John; Vol. 2, 1 King John, does not give the essoins at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Pleas Before the King or His Justices. 4 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 67 for 1948, 68 for 1949, 83 for 1966, 84 for 1967 ed. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3394218Abstract: Latin text and translation. Includes the earliest surviving rolls of pleas heard coram rege as well as some pleas heard de banco and before the itinerant justices, and contains essoins of 1199-1200 omitted from the published Curia Regis Rolls series.

Vol. 1, Introduction with appendixes containing essoins 1199-1201, a “King’s Roll” of 1200, and writs of 1190-1200;

Vol. 2, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1198, 1201 and 1202; (1198 Norfolk eyre, 1-15; 1198 Suffolk eyre, 16-29; 1201 Cornwall eyre, 30-225; 1202 Eastern Counties eyres, 226-89)

Vol. 3, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1199, 1201, and 1203-1206; (1199 Staffordshire eyre, 1-3; 1203 Shropshire eyre, 63-122 )

Vol. 4, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1207-1212. (Crown pleas, 1208 Yorkshire eyre, 94-117; 1208-9 Eastern Counties eyres, covering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 118-67; 1209 Norfolk eyre including civil foreign pleas only, 168-282) Gives the circuits and composition of the justices in eyre from 1190 to 1209 from information in final accords.

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) 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.

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

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  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Conversion (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Canon Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. V. 1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889. London: Quaritch, 1890.

Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. The Earliest Lincolnshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202-1209. Lincoln Record Society Publications, 22. Lincoln: The Society, 1926.

Abstract: Latin text and English abstracts. Contains civil and crown pleas and also the roll of the limited sessions held for assizes, indictments, appeals and vintners’ amercements in 1206, 235-77.

??Ӊ?Ӊ??, ed. The Earliest Northamptonshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202 and 1203. Northamptonshire Record Society Publications, 5. London: J.W. Ruddock, 1930.

Abstract: Text in Latin with some English translation. Contains essoins, civil and crown pleas of the 1202 Northamptonshire eyre. Also contains a roll of sessions for assizes and appeals taken in the long vacation of 1203 in Northamptonshire and Suffolk, 99-163.

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) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. v.1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889 ed. London: Quaritch, 1890. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909773Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.)

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887 ed. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909772Abstract: Contains cases from rolls of 1201-1225, mostly cases of felony. “Consists of a number of extracts from pleas tried at seven different sessions of Justices in Eyre in the period 1201-1203 and in eight terms in the Bench and before King John in the period 1200 – 1214, with some pleas tried in the Bench and at the Eyre in the early part of the reign of Henry III.”

Palgrave, Francis, ed. Rotuli Curiae Regis: Rolls and Records of the Court Held Before the King’s Justiciars or Justices (6 Richard I – 1 John). 2 Vols. London: Commissioners on the Public Records, 1835. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3381969Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Includes two rolls recording the proceedings of the 1198 eyres in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Middlesex. Period covered, 1194-1199: Vol. 1, 6 King Richard I to the accession of King John; Vol. 2, 1 King John, does not give the essoins at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Pleas Before the King or His Justices. 4 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 67 for 1948, 68 for 1949, 83 for 1966, 84 for 1967 ed. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3394218Abstract: Latin text and translation. Includes the earliest surviving rolls of pleas heard coram rege as well as some pleas heard de banco and before the itinerant justices, and contains essoins of 1199-1200 omitted from the published Curia Regis Rolls series.

Vol. 1, Introduction with appendixes containing essoins 1199-1201, a “King’s Roll” of 1200, and writs of 1190-1200;

Vol. 2, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1198, 1201 and 1202; (1198 Norfolk eyre, 1-15; 1198 Suffolk eyre, 16-29; 1201 Cornwall eyre, 30-225; 1202 Eastern Counties eyres, 226-89)

Vol. 3, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1199, 1201, and 1203-1206; (1199 Staffordshire eyre, 1-3; 1203 Shropshire eyre, 63-122 )

Vol. 4, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1207-1212. (Crown pleas, 1208 Yorkshire eyre, 94-117; 1208-9 Eastern Counties eyres, covering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 118-67; 1209 Norfolk eyre including civil foreign pleas only, 168-282) Gives the circuits and composition of the justices in eyre from 1190 to 1209 from information in final accords.

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) 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.

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

  • Crusader Privileges (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ecclesiastical Tribunals (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Peasant (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Usurpation (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Negligence (in this legal Encyclopedia)

This issue under the Ruling of John of England

Court Records under John and Medieval Law

Court Records under John and Legal History

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. V. 1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889. London: Quaritch, 1890.

Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. The Earliest Lincolnshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202-1209. Lincoln Record Society Publications, 22. Lincoln: The Society, 1926.

Abstract: Latin text and English abstracts. Contains civil and crown pleas and also the roll of the limited sessions held for assizes, indictments, appeals and vintners’ amercements in 1206, 235-77.

??Ӊ?Ӊ??, ed. The Earliest Northamptonshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202 and 1203. Northamptonshire Record Society Publications, 5. London: J.W. Ruddock, 1930.

Abstract: Text in Latin with some English translation. Contains essoins, civil and crown pleas of the 1202 Northamptonshire eyre. Also contains a roll of sessions for assizes and appeals taken in the long vacation of 1203 in Northamptonshire and Suffolk, 99-163.

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) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. v.1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889 ed. London: Quaritch, 1890. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909773Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.)

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887 ed. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909772Abstract: Contains cases from rolls of 1201-1225, mostly cases of felony. “Consists of a number of extracts from pleas tried at seven different sessions of Justices in Eyre in the period 1201-1203 and in eight terms in the Bench and before King John in the period 1200 – 1214, with some pleas tried in the Bench and at the Eyre in the early part of the reign of Henry III.”

Palgrave, Francis, ed. Rotuli Curiae Regis: Rolls and Records of the Court Held Before the King’s Justiciars or Justices (6 Richard I – 1 John). 2 Vols. London: Commissioners on the Public Records, 1835. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3381969Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Includes two rolls recording the proceedings of the 1198 eyres in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Middlesex. Period covered, 1194-1199: Vol. 1, 6 King Richard I to the accession of King John; Vol. 2, 1 King John, does not give the essoins at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Pleas Before the King or His Justices. 4 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 67 for 1948, 68 for 1949, 83 for 1966, 84 for 1967 ed. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3394218Abstract: Latin text and translation. Includes the earliest surviving rolls of pleas heard coram rege as well as some pleas heard de banco and before the itinerant justices, and contains essoins of 1199-1200 omitted from the published Curia Regis Rolls series.

Vol. 1, Introduction with appendixes containing essoins 1199-1201, a “King’s Roll” of 1200, and writs of 1190-1200;

Vol. 2, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1198, 1201 and 1202; (1198 Norfolk eyre, 1-15; 1198 Suffolk eyre, 16-29; 1201 Cornwall eyre, 30-225; 1202 Eastern Counties eyres, 226-89)

Vol. 3, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1199, 1201, and 1203-1206; (1199 Staffordshire eyre, 1-3; 1203 Shropshire eyre, 63-122 )

Vol. 4, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1207-1212. (Crown pleas, 1208 Yorkshire eyre, 94-117; 1208-9 Eastern Counties eyres, covering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 118-67; 1209 Norfolk eyre including civil foreign pleas only, 168-282) Gives the circuits and composition of the justices in eyre from 1190 to 1209 from information in final accords.

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) 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.

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

  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Conversion (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Canon Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. V. 1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889. London: Quaritch, 1890.

Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. The Earliest Lincolnshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202-1209. Lincoln Record Society Publications, 22. Lincoln: The Society, 1926.

Abstract: Latin text and English abstracts. Contains civil and crown pleas and also the roll of the limited sessions held for assizes, indictments, appeals and vintners’ amercements in 1206, 235-77.

??Ӊ?Ӊ??, ed. The Earliest Northamptonshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202 and 1203. Northamptonshire Record Society Publications, 5. London: J.W. Ruddock, 1930.

Abstract: Text in Latin with some English translation. Contains essoins, civil and crown pleas of the 1202 Northamptonshire eyre. Also contains a roll of sessions for assizes and appeals taken in the long vacation of 1203 in Northamptonshire and Suffolk, 99-163.

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) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. v.1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889 ed. London: Quaritch, 1890. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909773Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.)

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887 ed. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909772Abstract: Contains cases from rolls of 1201-1225, mostly cases of felony. “Consists of a number of extracts from pleas tried at seven different sessions of Justices in Eyre in the period 1201-1203 and in eight terms in the Bench and before King John in the period 1200 – 1214, with some pleas tried in the Bench and at the Eyre in the early part of the reign of Henry III.”

Palgrave, Francis, ed. Rotuli Curiae Regis: Rolls and Records of the Court Held Before the King’s Justiciars or Justices (6 Richard I – 1 John). 2 Vols. London: Commissioners on the Public Records, 1835. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3381969Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Includes two rolls recording the proceedings of the 1198 eyres in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Middlesex. Period covered, 1194-1199: Vol. 1, 6 King Richard I to the accession of King John; Vol. 2, 1 King John, does not give the essoins at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Pleas Before the King or His Justices. 4 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 67 for 1948, 68 for 1949, 83 for 1966, 84 for 1967 ed. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3394218Abstract: Latin text and translation. Includes the earliest surviving rolls of pleas heard coram rege as well as some pleas heard de banco and before the itinerant justices, and contains essoins of 1199-1200 omitted from the published Curia Regis Rolls series.

Vol. 1, Introduction with appendixes containing essoins 1199-1201, a “King’s Roll” of 1200, and writs of 1190-1200;

Vol. 2, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1198, 1201 and 1202; (1198 Norfolk eyre, 1-15; 1198 Suffolk eyre, 16-29; 1201 Cornwall eyre, 30-225; 1202 Eastern Counties eyres, 226-89)

Vol. 3, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1199, 1201, and 1203-1206; (1199 Staffordshire eyre, 1-3; 1203 Shropshire eyre, 63-122 )

Vol. 4, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1207-1212. (Crown pleas, 1208 Yorkshire eyre, 94-117; 1208-9 Eastern Counties eyres, covering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 118-67; 1209 Norfolk eyre including civil foreign pleas only, 168-282) Gives the circuits and composition of the justices in eyre from 1190 to 1209 from information in final accords.

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) 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.

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

  • Uses (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ancient Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Law Enforcement (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Treason (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • List of Medieval Laws (in this legal Encyclopedia)

This issue under the Ruling of John of England

Court Records under John and Medieval Law

Court Records under John and Legal History

This issue under the Ruling of John of England

Court Records under John and Medieval Law

Court Records under John and Legal History

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. V. 1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889. London: Quaritch, 1890.

Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. The Earliest Lincolnshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202-1209. Lincoln Record Society Publications, 22. Lincoln: The Society, 1926.

Abstract: Latin text and English abstracts. Contains civil and crown pleas and also the roll of the limited sessions held for assizes, indictments, appeals and vintners’ amercements in 1206, 235-77.

??Ӊ?Ӊ??, ed. The Earliest Northamptonshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202 and 1203. Northamptonshire Record Society Publications, 5. London: J.W. Ruddock, 1930.

Abstract: Text in Latin with some English translation. Contains essoins, civil and crown pleas of the 1202 Northamptonshire eyre. Also contains a roll of sessions for assizes and appeals taken in the long vacation of 1203 in Northamptonshire and Suffolk, 99-163.

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) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. v.1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889 ed. London: Quaritch, 1890. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909773Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.)

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887 ed. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909772Abstract: Contains cases from rolls of 1201-1225, mostly cases of felony. “Consists of a number of extracts from pleas tried at seven different sessions of Justices in Eyre in the period 1201-1203 and in eight terms in the Bench and before King John in the period 1200 – 1214, with some pleas tried in the Bench and at the Eyre in the early part of the reign of Henry III.”

Palgrave, Francis, ed. Rotuli Curiae Regis: Rolls and Records of the Court Held Before the King’s Justiciars or Justices (6 Richard I – 1 John). 2 Vols. London: Commissioners on the Public Records, 1835. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3381969Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Includes two rolls recording the proceedings of the 1198 eyres in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Middlesex. Period covered, 1194-1199: Vol. 1, 6 King Richard I to the accession of King John; Vol. 2, 1 King John, does not give the essoins at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Pleas Before the King or His Justices. 4 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 67 for 1948, 68 for 1949, 83 for 1966, 84 for 1967 ed. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3394218Abstract: Latin text and translation. Includes the earliest surviving rolls of pleas heard coram rege as well as some pleas heard de banco and before the itinerant justices, and contains essoins of 1199-1200 omitted from the published Curia Regis Rolls series.

Vol. 1, Introduction with appendixes containing essoins 1199-1201, a “King’s Roll” of 1200, and writs of 1190-1200;

Vol. 2, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1198, 1201 and 1202; (1198 Norfolk eyre, 1-15; 1198 Suffolk eyre, 16-29; 1201 Cornwall eyre, 30-225; 1202 Eastern Counties eyres, 226-89)

Vol. 3, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1199, 1201, and 1203-1206; (1199 Staffordshire eyre, 1-3; 1203 Shropshire eyre, 63-122 )

Vol. 4, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1207-1212. (Crown pleas, 1208 Yorkshire eyre, 94-117; 1208-9 Eastern Counties eyres, covering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 118-67; 1209 Norfolk eyre including civil foreign pleas only, 168-282) Gives the circuits and composition of the justices in eyre from 1190 to 1209 from information in final accords.

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) 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.

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

  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Conversion (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Canon Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. V. 1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889. London: Quaritch, 1890.

Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. The Earliest Lincolnshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202-1209. Lincoln Record Society Publications, 22. Lincoln: The Society, 1926.

Abstract: Latin text and English abstracts. Contains civil and crown pleas and also the roll of the limited sessions held for assizes, indictments, appeals and vintners’ amercements in 1206, 235-77.

??Ӊ?Ӊ??, ed. The Earliest Northamptonshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202 and 1203. Northamptonshire Record Society Publications, 5. London: J.W. Ruddock, 1930.

Abstract: Text in Latin with some English translation. Contains essoins, civil and crown pleas of the 1202 Northamptonshire eyre. Also contains a roll of sessions for assizes and appeals taken in the long vacation of 1203 in Northamptonshire and Suffolk, 99-163.

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) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. v.1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889 ed. London: Quaritch, 1890. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909773Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.)

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887 ed. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909772Abstract: Contains cases from rolls of 1201-1225, mostly cases of felony. “Consists of a number of extracts from pleas tried at seven different sessions of Justices in Eyre in the period 1201-1203 and in eight terms in the Bench and before King John in the period 1200 – 1214, with some pleas tried in the Bench and at the Eyre in the early part of the reign of Henry III.”

Palgrave, Francis, ed. Rotuli Curiae Regis: Rolls and Records of the Court Held Before the King’s Justiciars or Justices (6 Richard I – 1 John). 2 Vols. London: Commissioners on the Public Records, 1835. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3381969Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Includes two rolls recording the proceedings of the 1198 eyres in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Middlesex. Period covered, 1194-1199: Vol. 1, 6 King Richard I to the accession of King John; Vol. 2, 1 King John, does not give the essoins at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Pleas Before the King or His Justices. 4 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 67 for 1948, 68 for 1949, 83 for 1966, 84 for 1967 ed. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3394218Abstract: Latin text and translation. Includes the earliest surviving rolls of pleas heard coram rege as well as some pleas heard de banco and before the itinerant justices, and contains essoins of 1199-1200 omitted from the published Curia Regis Rolls series.

Vol. 1, Introduction with appendixes containing essoins 1199-1201, a “King’s Roll” of 1200, and writs of 1190-1200;

Vol. 2, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1198, 1201 and 1202; (1198 Norfolk eyre, 1-15; 1198 Suffolk eyre, 16-29; 1201 Cornwall eyre, 30-225; 1202 Eastern Counties eyres, 226-89)

Vol. 3, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1199, 1201, and 1203-1206; (1199 Staffordshire eyre, 1-3; 1203 Shropshire eyre, 63-122 )

Vol. 4, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1207-1212. (Crown pleas, 1208 Yorkshire eyre, 94-117; 1208-9 Eastern Counties eyres, covering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 118-67; 1209 Norfolk eyre including civil foreign pleas only, 168-282) Gives the circuits and composition of the justices in eyre from 1190 to 1209 from information in final accords.

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) 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.

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

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  • Crusader Privileges (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ecclesiastical Tribunals (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Peasant (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Usurpation (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Negligence (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. V. 1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889. London: Quaritch, 1890.

Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. The Earliest Lincolnshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202-1209. Lincoln Record Society Publications, 22. Lincoln: The Society, 1926.

Abstract: Latin text and English abstracts. Contains civil and crown pleas and also the roll of the limited sessions held for assizes, indictments, appeals and vintners’ amercements in 1206, 235-77.

??Ӊ?Ӊ??, ed. The Earliest Northamptonshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202 and 1203. Northamptonshire Record Society Publications, 5. London: J.W. Ruddock, 1930.

Abstract: Text in Latin with some English translation. Contains essoins, civil and crown pleas of the 1202 Northamptonshire eyre. Also contains a roll of sessions for assizes and appeals taken in the long vacation of 1203 in Northamptonshire and Suffolk, 99-163.

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) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. v.1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889 ed. London: Quaritch, 1890. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909773Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.)

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887 ed. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909772Abstract: Contains cases from rolls of 1201-1225, mostly cases of felony. “Consists of a number of extracts from pleas tried at seven different sessions of Justices in Eyre in the period 1201-1203 and in eight terms in the Bench and before King John in the period 1200 – 1214, with some pleas tried in the Bench and at the Eyre in the early part of the reign of Henry III.”

Palgrave, Francis, ed. Rotuli Curiae Regis: Rolls and Records of the Court Held Before the King’s Justiciars or Justices (6 Richard I – 1 John). 2 Vols. London: Commissioners on the Public Records, 1835. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3381969Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Includes two rolls recording the proceedings of the 1198 eyres in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Middlesex. Period covered, 1194-1199: Vol. 1, 6 King Richard I to the accession of King John; Vol. 2, 1 King John, does not give the essoins at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Pleas Before the King or His Justices. 4 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 67 for 1948, 68 for 1949, 83 for 1966, 84 for 1967 ed. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3394218Abstract: Latin text and translation. Includes the earliest surviving rolls of pleas heard coram rege as well as some pleas heard de banco and before the itinerant justices, and contains essoins of 1199-1200 omitted from the published Curia Regis Rolls series.

Vol. 1, Introduction with appendixes containing essoins 1199-1201, a “King’s Roll” of 1200, and writs of 1190-1200;

Vol. 2, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1198, 1201 and 1202; (1198 Norfolk eyre, 1-15; 1198 Suffolk eyre, 16-29; 1201 Cornwall eyre, 30-225; 1202 Eastern Counties eyres, 226-89)

Vol. 3, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1199, 1201, and 1203-1206; (1199 Staffordshire eyre, 1-3; 1203 Shropshire eyre, 63-122 )

Vol. 4, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1207-1212. (Crown pleas, 1208 Yorkshire eyre, 94-117; 1208-9 Eastern Counties eyres, covering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 118-67; 1209 Norfolk eyre including civil foreign pleas only, 168-282) Gives the circuits and composition of the justices in eyre from 1190 to 1209 from information in final accords.

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) 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.

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

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  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Conversion (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Canon Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. V. 1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889. London: Quaritch, 1890.

Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. The Earliest Lincolnshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202-1209. Lincoln Record Society Publications, 22. Lincoln: The Society, 1926.

Abstract: Latin text and English abstracts. Contains civil and crown pleas and also the roll of the limited sessions held for assizes, indictments, appeals and vintners’ amercements in 1206, 235-77.

??Ӊ?Ӊ??, ed. The Earliest Northamptonshire Assize Rolls, A.D. 1202 and 1203. Northamptonshire Record Society Publications, 5. London: J.W. Ruddock, 1930.

Abstract: Text in Latin with some English translation. Contains essoins, civil and crown pleas of the 1202 Northamptonshire eyre. Also contains a roll of sessions for assizes and appeals taken in the long vacation of 1203 in Northamptonshire and Suffolk, 99-163.

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) Baildon, W. Paley, ed. Select Civil Pleas. v.1 1200-1203. The Selden Society (SS), 3 for 1889 ed. London: Quaritch, 1890. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909773Abstract: Consists of excerpts from the plea rolls of John. “The cases consist of actions tried in the Bench (later the Court of Common Pleas), or at the eyres, mostly concerning land. The petty assizes are well represented.”

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.)

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887 ed. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1909772Abstract: Contains cases from rolls of 1201-1225, mostly cases of felony. “Consists of a number of extracts from pleas tried at seven different sessions of Justices in Eyre in the period 1201-1203 and in eight terms in the Bench and before King John in the period 1200 – 1214, with some pleas tried in the Bench and at the Eyre in the early part of the reign of Henry III.”

Palgrave, Francis, ed. Rotuli Curiae Regis: Rolls and Records of the Court Held Before the King’s Justiciars or Justices (6 Richard I – 1 John). 2 Vols. London: Commissioners on the Public Records, 1835. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3381969Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Includes two rolls recording the proceedings of the 1198 eyres in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Middlesex. Period covered, 1194-1199: Vol. 1, 6 King Richard I to the accession of King John; Vol. 2, 1 King John, does not give the essoins at full length, only the dates of the returns are given. Extensive index of persons and places, but no topical index.

Stenton, Doris M. P., ed. Pleas Before the King or His Justices. 4 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 67 for 1948, 68 for 1949, 83 for 1966, 84 for 1967 ed. London: Quaritch, 1952-1967. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 3394218Abstract: Latin text and translation. Includes the earliest surviving rolls of pleas heard coram rege as well as some pleas heard de banco and before the itinerant justices, and contains essoins of 1199-1200 omitted from the published Curia Regis Rolls series.

Vol. 1, Introduction with appendixes containing essoins 1199-1201, a “King’s Roll” of 1200, and writs of 1190-1200;

Vol. 2, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1198, 1201 and 1202; (1198 Norfolk eyre, 1-15; 1198 Suffolk eyre, 16-29; 1201 Cornwall eyre, 30-225; 1202 Eastern Counties eyres, 226-89)

Vol. 3, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1199, 1201, and 1203-1206; (1199 Staffordshire eyre, 1-3; 1203 Shropshire eyre, 63-122 )

Vol. 4, Rolls, or fragments of rolls from the years 1207-1212. (Crown pleas, 1208 Yorkshire eyre, 94-117; 1208-9 Eastern Counties eyres, covering Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, 118-67; 1209 Norfolk eyre including civil foreign pleas only, 168-282) Gives the circuits and composition of the justices in eyre from 1190 to 1209 from information in final accords.

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.

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Turner, George J., ed. Select Pleas of the Forest. The Selden Society (SS), 13 for 1899. London: Quaritch, 1901.

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

Bibliographies of English Law History

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

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

Abstract: Volumes consist chiefly of extracts from the court rolls of portmoot, merchant guild, coroner’s court, borough court and other local courts. Contents: Vol. 1, 1103-1327; Vol. 2, 1327-1509; Vol. 3, 1509-1603; Vol. 4, 1603-1688.

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.

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