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Exchequer Procedural Documents in United Kingdom

The Rolls Series, which while not an exclusively legal source, contains much legal material (Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) These were compiled primarily for the use and direction of officials in the Exchequer.

Fitzneale, Richard, and Charles Johnson, ed. Dialogus De Scaccario//The Course of the Exchequer. New York: Oxford University Press, 1950.

Abstract: Latin text and English translation of De necessariis observantiis scaccarii dialogus.; Dialogus de scaccario, which was completed before spring of 1179, and provided a complete survey of the business of the Exchequer. Appendix contains a translation of Constitutio Domus Regis.

Hall, Hubert, ed. The Red Book of the Exchequer. 3 Vols. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores (Rolls Series), 99 ed. London: Eyre and Spotteswoode, 1896.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Alternate title: Liber rubeus de scaccario. Covering the period 1066-1485, it was compiled for the use of the Exchequer officials. It contains charters, the Cartae of 1166, the Constitutio Domus Regis, inquisitions, and other documents relating to feudal tenures, which are also included in the Black Book of the Exchequer.

Hearne, Thomas, and William Worcester, ed. Liber Niger Scaccarii Nec Non Wilhelmi Worcestrii Annales Rerum Anglicarum, Cum Praefatione Et Appendice Thomae Hearnii Ad Editionem Primam Oxoniae Editam. 2 vols. 1771.

Notes: Also available online in Modern Economy (subscription database)Abstract: Known as the Black Book of the Exchequer, it dates from the reign of John, it was compiled for the use of the Exchequer officials. It contains the cartae of 1166, the Constitutio Domus Regis, inquisitions, and other documents relating to feudal tenures, which are also included in the Red Book of the Exchequer.

Madox, Thomas, Gervase of Tilbury, and Richard Fitzneale, ed. The History and Antiquities of the Exchequer of the Kings of England in Two Periods : to Wit, From the Norman Conquest, to the End of the Reign of K. John, and From the End of the Reign of K. John, to the End of the Reign of K. Edward II : Taken From Records : Together With a Correct Copy of the Ancient Dialogue Concerning the Exchequer, Generally Ascribed to Gervasius Tilburiensis : and a Dissertation Concerning the Most Ancient Great Roll of the Exchequer, Commonly Styled the Roll of Quinto Regis Stephani. 2 Vols. 2nd ed. London: William Owen and Benjamin White, 1769.

Notes: Also available online in Modern Economy (subscription database)Abstract: This treatise contains an extensive collection of documents relating not only to the Exchequer, such as extracts from the Pipe Rolls, but also to the King’s Court and to the private jurisdictions.

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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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  • Superior Courts of Common Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • List of Medieval Laws (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Nuisance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Pleading (in this legal Encyclopedia)


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