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Manorial Courts under Edward I in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward I of England

Manorial Courts and Seignorial Courts

Manorial Courts under Edward I and Medieval Law

Manorial Courts under Edward I and Legal History

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Amphlett, John, Sidney G. Hamilton, and Rowland A. Wilson , eds. Court Rolls of Manor of Hales, 1270-1307. 2 Vols. Oxford: J.Parker, 1912.

Abstract: Text in English.

Baigent, Francis J., ed. A Collection of Records and Documents Relating to the Hundred and Manor of Crondal in the County of Southampton. Part 1: Historical and Manorial. Hampshire Record Society Series. London: Simpkin & Co, 1891.

Abstract: Part 1 contains, with many other documents, the Compotus de Crundel, an account of the manor rendered to the prior and convent of St. Swithun, for the year ending 1248; the records of the Manor Court dating back to 1281; a record of the courts of the hundred, 1281-82; The Crondal customary, dated 10th October, 1567.

Baildon, W. Paley, John Lister, and John W. Walker, eds. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield. 9 Vols. Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record series, 29, 36, 57, 58, 78; Wakefield Court Rolls Series, 2, 3, 6, 12. Leeds: The Society, 1901-.

Abstract: Various dates and editors and volume numbering. Vol. 1, 1274 -1297; Vol. 2, 1297-1309; Vol. 3, 1313-1316, and 1286; Vol. 4, 1315-1317; Vol. 5, 1322-1331. Wakefield court rolls series (Yorkshire Archaeological Society), Vol. 3, 1331-1333; Vol. 12, 1338-1340; Vol. 2, 1348-1350; Vol. 6, 1350-1352.

Bailey, Mark, ed. The English Manor, C. 1200-1500. Manchester Medieval Sources Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002.

Abstract: Selected sources including records of manorial courts, translated and annotated by Mark Bailey.

Bonfield, L., ed. Select Cases in Manorial Courts: Property Law and Family Law, 1250-1500. The Selden Society (SS), 114 for 1997. London: Selden Society, 1998.

Abstract: A selection of unusually detailed entries which illustrate the ways in which questions of property and family law were dealt with at the manorial level.

Dale, Marian K., ed. Court Roll of Chalgrave Manor, 1278-1313. Bedfordshire Historical Record Society Publications, 28. London: Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, 1950.

Abstract: Earliest court roll preserved in the Bedfordshire county record office.

Helmholz, R. H., ed. Select Cases on Defamation to 1600. The Selden Society (SS), 101 for 1985. London: Selden Society, 1985.

Abstract: Select cases chosen “to illustrate the development of private remedies for defamation, and to provide the basis for a comparison between the Canon law and the English practice in both the spiritual and temporal courts.” Part I contains 30 cases from the ecclesiastical courts between ca.1290 and 1593. Part II contains 30 cases from various local courts, mostly of manors or boroughs, between 1245-1539. Parts III and IV cover sixteenth century cases.

Hone, Nathaniel J., ed. The Manor and Manorial Records. 3rd ed. London: Methuen, 1925.

Abstract: Contains extracts from several court rolls and includes lists of court rolls in various depositories.

Hudson, William, ed. Leet Jurisdiction in Norwich. The Selden Society (SS), 5 for 1891. London: Quaritch, 1892.

Abstract: Records of presentments and amercements from the rolls of the Norwich Leets, 1288-1391.

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.


See Also

  • Medieval Roman Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Pleas of the Crown (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Origins of the Common Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Misfeasance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Canonical Legislation (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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