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Edward Iii Private Legal Documents in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward III of England

Edward III Private Legal Documents and Medieval Law

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Gibbons, Alfred W., ed. Early Lincoln Wills: an Abstract of All the Wills and Administrations Recorded in the Episcopal Registers of the Old Diocese of Lincoln, Comprising the Counties of Lincoln, Rutland, Northampton, Huntington, Bedford, Buckingham, Oxford, Leicester, and Hertford, 1280-1547. Lincoln Record Series I. Lincoln, J. Williamson, 1888. 244p. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 5249382Abstract: Text in English.

Great Britain. National Archives. DocumentsOnline. Notes: Available online at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/ Abstract: Includes over one million wills, many from the medieval period, although none before AD 1000. Metadata for each document is provided and the images may be downloaded for a fee.

Nicolas, Nicholas H., ed. Testamenta Vetusta: Being Illustrations From Wills, of Manners, Customs, &c. As Well As of the Descents and Possessions of Many Distinguished Families. From the Reign of Henry the Second to the Accession of Queen Elizabeth. 2 Vols. London: Nichols & son, 1826.

Notes: Available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)

Nichols, John, ed. A Collection of All the Wills, Now Known to Be Extant, of the Kings and Queens of England, Princes and Princesses of Wales, and Every Branch of the Blood Royal : From the Reign of William the Conqueror to That of Henry the Seventh Exclusive. London: J. Nichols, 1780.

Abstract: Reprinted by the Lawbook Exchange (Union, NJ) in 1999.

Orme, Nicholas, ed. Cornish Wills, 1342-1540. Devon and Cornwall Record Society, n.s. v.41. Exeter, The Society, 2007. 294p.

Abstract: Contains all the 122 Cornish wills known to exist up to the year 1540. All the wills are presented in English in complete, rather than abbreviated form.

Raine, James, William Greenwell, and Herbert M. Wood, eds. Wills and Inventories Illustrative of the History, Manners, Language, Statistics, etc. of the Northern Counties of England from the Eleventh Century Downwards. 4 v. Publications of the Surtees Society, v.2, 38, 112 & 142. London, J.B. Nichols and Son, 1835-1929. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 277439358Abstract: Chiefly from the registry at Durham.

Sharpe, Reginald R., ed. Calendar of Wills Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Husting, London, A.D.1258 – A.D.1688: Preserved Among the Archives of the Corporation of the City of London, at the Guildhall. 2 Vols. London : John C. Francis, 1889-1990.

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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