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(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Enrollments of pleas heard by the royal justices in the earliest common law court, the curia regis, probably began in 1166, but the first complete series of extant rolls begins with King John. For the purposes of this guide, records of all three central courts, including the earliest Curia Regis Rolls, have been grouped together in one listing.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The published records of the King’s Council, the courts of Chancery, Admiralty, the Forest, Law Merchant, and the High Court of Chivalry are included here in one chronological listing.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Court Records (Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The earliest surviving eyre roll dates from 1194, although evidence from the Pipe Rolls of the Exchequer suggests that the eyres were first held in the mid-1160’s. By the late twelfth century the itinerant justices were required to keep records of all the judicial fines arising from the pleas held on their eyres, so that they could be collected by the sheriffs and rendered to the Exchequer. These records were written in abbreviated Latin. General eyres were suspended in 1294.

The publication of these eyre rolls has been very scattered, often as fragments in larger publications. They are listed below, chronologically by eyre. For a more detailed treatment of the eyre system, see Meekings, Crown Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, 1249, which includes an extensive introduction on the functioning of the eyre in general, (23) and his introduction in volume 1 of The 1235 Surrey Eyre. (24)

23. Meekings, Cecil A. F., ed. Crown Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, 1249. Wiltshire Record Society Series, 16. Devizes: Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1961 at pp.1-115

24. Meekings, Cecil A. F., and David Crook, eds. The 1235 Surrey Eyre. 2 Vols. Guildford: Surrey Record Society, 1979, v.1

1194 Wiltshire

Illingworth, William, ed. Placitorum in Domo Capitulari Westmonasteriensi Asservatorum Abbreviatio : Temporibus Regum Ric. I, Johann, Henr. III, Edw.I, Edw. II. London: Eyre and Strahan, 1811.

Abstract: Contains the text of the 1194 Wiltshire eyre, the earliest roll of a common pleas eyre.

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14 and 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains rolls not printed by Palgrave in Rotuli Curiae Regis. Prints the earliest surviving rolls of the king’s court, that of Trinity Term, 1194, an eyre for Wiltshire, 1194, and another for Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire for 1195. Vol. 1 covers the period 1194-1195. Vol. 2 includes a roll of Hilary Term, 1196.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Local Courts

(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The records of these courts are patchy. Some cases from the county court were taken up by the courts at Westminster and as a result, transcriptions from some county court records were also entered into the curia regis rolls.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Guilt (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Institute of Historical Research (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • History Definition (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Adultery (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Marriage (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ecclesiastical Courts (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Adultery (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Legal History (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Local Courts

(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The records of these courts are patchy. Some cases from the county court were taken up by the courts at Westminster and as a result, transcriptions from some county court records were also entered into the curia regis rolls.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Guilt (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Institute of Historical Research (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • History Definition (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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 Tribunals (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Guilt (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Notability (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Treason (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Exchequer (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Local Courts

(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The records of these courts are patchy. Some cases from the county court were taken up by the courts at Westminster and as a result, transcriptions from some county court records were also entered into the curia regis rolls.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Guilt (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Institute of Historical Research (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • History Definition (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Adultery (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Marriage (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ecclesiastical Courts (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Adultery (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Legal History (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Local Courts

(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The records of these courts are patchy. Some cases from the county court were taken up by the courts at Westminster and as a result, transcriptions from some county court records were also entered into the curia regis rolls.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Guilt (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Institute of Historical Research (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • History Definition (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Notability (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ecclesiastical Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Nuisance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Adultery (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records (Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The earliest surviving eyre roll dates from 1194, although evidence from the Pipe Rolls of the Exchequer suggests that the eyres were first held in the mid-1160’s. By the late twelfth century the itinerant justices were required to keep records of all the judicial fines arising from the pleas held on their eyres, so that they could be collected by the sheriffs and rendered to the Exchequer. These records were written in abbreviated Latin. General eyres were suspended in 1294.

The publication of these eyre rolls has been very scattered, often as fragments in larger publications. They are listed below, chronologically by eyre. For a more detailed treatment of the eyre system, see Meekings, Crown Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, 1249, which includes an extensive introduction on the functioning of the eyre in general, (23) and his introduction in volume 1 of The 1235 Surrey Eyre. (24)

23. Meekings, Cecil A. F., ed. Crown Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, 1249. Wiltshire Record Society Series, 16. Devizes: Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1961 at pp.1-115

24. Meekings, Cecil A. F., and David Crook, eds. The 1235 Surrey Eyre. 2 Vols. Guildford: Surrey Record Society, 1979, v.1

1194 Wiltshire

Illingworth, William, ed. Placitorum in Domo Capitulari Westmonasteriensi Asservatorum Abbreviatio : Temporibus Regum Ric. I, Johann, Henr. III, Edw.I, Edw. II. London: Eyre and Strahan, 1811.

Abstract: Contains the text of the 1194 Wiltshire eyre, the earliest roll of a common pleas eyre.

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14 and 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contains rolls not printed by Palgrave in Rotuli Curiae Regis. Prints the earliest surviving rolls of the king’s court, that of Trinity Term, 1194, an eyre for Wiltshire, 1194, and another for Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire for 1195. Vol. 1 covers the period 1194-1195. Vol. 2 includes a roll of Hilary Term, 1196.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Local Courts

(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The records of these courts are patchy. Some cases from the county court were taken up by the courts at Westminster and as a result, transcriptions from some county court records were also entered into the curia regis rolls.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Guilt (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Institute of Historical Research (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • History Definition (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Adultery (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Marriage (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ecclesiastical Courts (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Adultery (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Legal History (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Local Courts

(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The records of these courts are patchy. Some cases from the county court were taken up by the courts at Westminster and as a result, transcriptions from some county court records were also entered into the curia regis rolls.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Guilt (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Institute of Historical Research (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • History Definition (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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 Tribunals (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Guilt (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Notability (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Treason (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Exchequer (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Local Courts

(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The records of these courts are patchy. Some cases from the county court were taken up by the courts at Westminster and as a result, transcriptions from some county court records were also entered into the curia regis rolls.

Court Records and Medieval Law

Court Records and Legal History

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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

  • Guilt (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Institute of Historical Research (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • History Definition (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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.

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Local Courts

(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) The records of these courts are patchy. Some cases from the county court were taken up by the courts at Westminster and as a result, transcriptions from some county court records were also entered into the curia regis rolls.

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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.

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 1195 Bedfordshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1195 Buckinghamshire

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Three Rolls in the King’s Court in the Reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 14, 24. London: Wyman & Sons, 1891.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Essex

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.

Abstract: Transcription of original abbreviated Latin text; introduction and notes in English. Contains records of court proceedings before the development of the Court of King’s Bench or the Court of Common Pleas and 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.

1198 Hertfordshire

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Middlesex

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.

Abstract: (see above)

1198 Norfolk and Suffolk

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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. 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)

1199 Staffordshire

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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 )

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

Notes: Also available online in British History Online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subject.aspx?subject=5&gid=30 Abstract: Published as part of the Victoria History of the Counties of England Project. Vol. 3, essoins, crown and civil pleas and amercements from the 1199 Staffordshire eyre, 33-65, and the 1203 Staffordshire eyre, 79-128

1200-03

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.”

1201-03

Maitland, Frederic W., ed. Select Pleas of the Crown: Volume 1, A.D. 1200-1225. The Selden Society (SS), 1 for 1887. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

Abstract: 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.”

1201 Cornwall

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. London: Quaritch, 1948-1967.

Abstract: 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)

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.

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.

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.

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 in relation to Richard III

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of 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.

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  • Legal History of India (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Tenure (in this legal Encyclopedia)


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