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Manorial Courts under Henry Vii in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of King Henry VII of England

Manorial Courts and Seignorial Courts

Manorial Courts under Henry VII and Medieval Law

Manorial Courts under Henry VII 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.

Ballard, Adolphus, ed. Seven Somerton Court Rolls . Oxford Archaeological Society Transactions, 50. Banbury: W. Potts, 1906.

Abstract: Text in English. Six documents deal with the Court Leet and the Court Baron, the seventh deals with the Court of the Supervisor. Covers the years 1482-1573.

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.

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.

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

Abstract: Text in English.

Lawrence, Philip H., ed. & trans. Extracts From the Court Rolls of the Manor of Wimbledon Extending From I. Edward IV. to A.D. 1864. 3 Parts. London: Wyman and Sons, 1866-1969.

Abstract: Latin text with English translation. Selected for the use of the Wimbledon Common Committee, it includes an extract of all entries from the original rolls having any direct or indirect bearing on the questions affecting the Common or the rights attached to it.

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.

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)
  • Medieval Justice (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Treason (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Deceit (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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