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Manorial Courts under Henry Vi in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry VI of England

Manorial Courts and Seignorial Courts

Manorial Courts under Henry VI and Medieval Law

Manorial Courts under Henry VI and Legal History

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

Courthope, Elinor J., and Beryl E. R. Formoy, eds. Lathe Court Rolls and Views of Frankpledge in the Rape of Hastings, A.D. 1387 to 1474. Sussex Record Society Publications, 37. Lewes: The Society, 1934.

Abstract: Text in English.

Farrer, William, ed. and trans. The Court Rolls of the Honor of Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster … 3 Vols. Manchester: Emmott & Co, 1897-1913.

Abstract: Text in English. Covers the years 1377-1567. Translated and transcribed from the original rolls preserved in the PRO, London, and at Clitheroe Castle.

Hall, Thomas W., ed. Sheffield, Hallamshire; a Descriptive Catalogue of Shefield Manorial Records From the 8th Year of Richard II to the Restoration. 3 Vols. Sheffield: J. W. Northend, 1926-1934.

Abstract: Covers the years 1384 -1627. Vol. 2 contains ]South-Yorkshire[ land-charters from the Lindsay collection. Vol. 3 contains Sheffield manorial records from the court-roll, 1424-1597 as well as ancient charters and an index to Liber finium.

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.

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

  • Guilds (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Deceit (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Canon Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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