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Manorial Courts under Edward Iii in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward III of England

Manorial Courts and Seignorial Courts

Manorial Courts under Edward III and Medieval Law

Manorial Courts under Edward III and Legal History

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

Carshalton Manor, England. Court Rolls of the Manor of Carshalton From the Reign of Edward the Third to That of Henry the Seventh. Surrey Record Society Publications, 2. London: Roworth, 1916.

Abstract: Text in English. Covers the years 1359-1506.

Chandler, Henry W., ed. and trans. Five Court Rolls of Great Cressingham, in the County of Norfolk . London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1885.

Abstract: Text in English. Covers the years 1328-1584.

Fraser, Constance Mary, and K. Emsley. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield. V. The Wakefield court rolls series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. Leeds: Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1977-.

Abstract: Contents: Vol. 1, October 1639 to September 1640 / edited and calendared by C.M. Fraser and Kenneth Emsley; Vol. 2, September 1348 to September 1350 / edited and calendared by Helen M. Jewell ; Vol. 3, October 1331 to September 1333 / edited and calendared by Sue Sheridan Walker; Vol. 4, October 1583 to September 1585 / edited and calendared by Ann Weikel.

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.

Humphreys, Arthur L., ed. Wellington Manorial Court Rolls. 1277-1908. London: n.p., 1910.

Abstract: Text in English.

Lock, Ray, ed. The Court Rolls of Walsham Le Willows. 2 Vols. Suffolk Records Society, 41, 45. Woodbridge: Boydell , 1998-2000.

Abstract: Vol. 1, 1303-1350; Vol. 2, 1351-1399.

Longstaffe, William H. D., and John Booth, ed. and trans. Halmota Prioratus Dunelmensis, Containing Extracts From the Halmote Court or Manor Rolls of the Prior and Convent of Durham, A.D. 1296-A.D. 1384. Publications of the Surtees Society, 82. Durham: The Society, 1889.

Abstract: Text in English.

Marcham, William M., ed. Some Court Rolls of the Manors of Tottenham, Middlesex, 1318-1503, and Court Rolls of Cantelowes Manor, St. Pancras, 1308-1317 . Manor of Tottenham Series, 1 ed. Tottenham: Libraries and Museum, 1956.

Abstract: Text in English.

Massingberd, William O., ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Ingoldmells in the County of Lincoln . London: Spottiswoode, 1902.

Abstract: Court records for the period 1291-1578.

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

  • Custom in Early Britain (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Trespass (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Misfeasance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Canon Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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