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Exchequer Rolls in United Kingdom

The Rolls Series, which while not an exclusively legal source, contains much legal material

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Chaplais, Pierre, ed. Diplomatic Documents Preserved in the Public Record Office . London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1964.

Abstract: Includes both Chancery and Exchequer documents. Contents: Vol. 1, 1101-1272. Rotuli chartarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, 1199-1216. Vols. 2 & 3 were in preparation, but have not been published.

Farrer, William, ed. Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids. 3 Vols . Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire Series, 48, 54, 70. Liverpool: Printed for the Record Society by W. Barton, 1903-1915.

Abstract: Text in English. Contents: Pt. 1, 1205-1307; Pt. 2, 1310-1333; Pt. 3, 1313-1355.

Fowler, George H., ed. Rolls From the Office of the Sheriff of Beds. and Bucks., 1332-1334. Bedfordshire Historical Record Society Quarto Memoirs, 3. Aspley Guise: The Society, 1929.

Abstract: Contents:

Pt. I, Introductory material

Pt. II, The sheriff’s roll of writs and returns, 1333-1334; General relations of the roll. Subject matter of the roll. Conspectus curiarum; Conspectus brevium; Select entries (Latin)

Pt. III, The county roll, 1332-1333; General relations of the roll; The county court; Transcript of the county roll (Latin); Collected entries of the county roll.

Pt. IV, Addenda.

Great Britain. Public Record Office. Palatinate of Chester Enrolments Recognizance Rolls, 1352-1353. (Microfilm). London: PRO, 1974.

Lyte, Henry C. Maxwell, Alfred E. Stamp, Charles G. Crump, and Anthony S Maskelyne, eds. Liber Feodorum. The Book of Fees, Commonly Called Testa De Nevill. 2 Vols. in 3 . London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1920-1931.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Taken from the earliest manuscripts recording the assessments of knights’ fees liable to the King. Vol. 1, 1198-1242; Vol.2, 1242-1293, and appendix; Vol. 3, Index.

Maskelyne, A. S., C. Johnson, A. E. Stamp, and J. V. Lyle, eds. Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids, With Other Analogous Documents Preserved in the Public Record Office; A.D. 1284-143I. Published by Authority of H.M. Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department. 6 Vols. London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1899-1920.

Abstract: Latin text based mainly on reconstituted Exchequer precedent books known as Kirkby’s Quest, the Nomina villarum, the Book of Aids, and the Book of Knights’ fees. Contents: Vol. 1, Bedfordshire to Devon; Vol. 2, Dorset to Huntingtonshire; Vol. 3, Kent to Norfolk; Vol. 4, Northhamptonshire to Somerset; Vol. 5, Staffordshire to Worcestershire; Vol. 6, Yorkshire and additions.

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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